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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:
February 12, 1942 > Minor League outfielder Gordon Houston becomes the first player from professional baseball to die during active duty in World War II. Houston had played with the Texarkana Liners of the East Texas League in 1940. Two former Major Leaguers, Elmer John Gideon and Harry O'Neill, will lose their lives during combat in 1944 and '45, respectively.