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Elephant Rumblings: Mets hire Rojas as new manager

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  • 1962 — Pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility.
  • 1979 — Outfielder Willie Mays, considered one of the greatest players of all time, is elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. Mays garners 409 out of 432 votes and becomes the 14th man to gain election in his first year on the ballot. Mays will be officially inducted on August 5th, along with Veterans Committee selections Warren Giles and Hack Wilson.

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