1948 Induction Ceremony

In 1948, the Hall of Fame welcomed Herb Pennock, one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in New York Yankees history, and Pie Traynor, long-time Pittsburgh Pirates’ third basemen who ranks fifth on the all-time putouts list at that position.

HERB PENNOCK:  A smooth, left-handed pitcher primarily for the storied New York Yankees franchise, Pennock enjoyed a 22-year career in which won a total of 241 games with three different teams.  Arriving in New York after brief stays in Philadelphia and Boston, The Knight of Kennett Square won 162 games as a Yankee including going 5-0 in World Series competition.

Herb Pennock was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1948. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

 

 PIE TRAYNOR:  A Pittsburgh Pirate his entire 17-year career, Traynor was an outstanding third basemen.  He hit .300 or better 10 times in his career and never had a season where he struck out more than 28 times.  Traynor is best known for his ability at the hot-corner where he recorded 2,288 putouts and started 308 double plays for fellow Hall of Famer, manager John McGraw.

Pie Traynor was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1948. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)