Zack Wheat was elected by the Veterans Committee and was the only player inducted on July 20, 1959. The BBWAA failed to induct anyone. In his speech, Wheat called the induction ceremony “one of the greatest moments of (his) life.”
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On June 19, 1938, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Vander Meer continues his hitless innings streak for three and one-third innings against the Boston Bees. Vander Meer, coming off two straight no-hitters, sees the streak come to an end when he gives up a single to Deb Garms in the fourth inning.