1965 Induction Ceremony

Pud Galvin's family accepted his plaque at the induction ceremony in 1965. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony)Veterans Committee selection Pud Galvin was the lone inductee on July 26, 1965 in front of 22 of the 30 living Hall of Famers. Galvin, who became the 102nd member of the Hall of Fame, was inducted posthumously and his son Walter accepted the honor his father’s behalf. Hugh Fullerton, who died in 1945, was honored with the third J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Fullerton wrote for papers in Chicago, New York, Columbus and Philadelphia and was instrumental in bringing out the story of the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal.

PUD GALVIN: Elected by the Veterans Committee, Galvin played 15 seasons for St. Louis Brown Stockings, Buffalo Bisons, Pittsburgh Alleghenys, Pittsburgh Burghers, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Browns. He topped the 20 win mark 10 times and twice won more than 40 games. Baseball’s first 300 game winner, Galvins 361 wins are tied for sixth all-time. When he retired he was the game’s career leader in wins, innings pitched (5,941), games started (674) and games completed (633).