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Inductees by position
 Position
Number
First Base 21
Second Base 21
Shortstop 24
Third Base 16
Left Field 21
Center Field 23
Right Field 24
Catcher 16
Designated Hitter 1
Pitcher 77
Pioneers/Executives 33
Managers 20
Umpires 10
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This Day in Baseball History:
March 2, 1966 > Shortly after USC pitcher Tom Seaver signs a $40,000 contract with the Atlanta Braves, Commissioner William "Spike" Eckert voids the deal, citing a rule that prohibits teams from signing players while their college seasons are ongoing. Seaver will eventually become a member of the New York Mets, who win the rights to the talented right-hander through a special lottery.