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A. C. Haeffner's HOF Photo Collection

Photos from the 1998 Hall of Fame induction ceremony: Bob Lemon, Brooks Robinson, then-NL president Leonard Coleman, Al Lopez, Lee Macphail, Juan Marichal, Stan Musial (playing the harmonica), and Buck O'Neil (who was among the dignitaries in the crowd), Larry Doby, Harmon Killebrew, Bud Selig,  Jim Bunning, Steve Carlton, Don Sutton, Bob Gibson, Warren Spahn, Tom Seaver, a combo of Spahn and Seaver, Enos Slaughter, and Eddie Mathews.

Photos from the 1997 induction -- the year Niekro and Lasorda were enshrined. In this batch we have Rollie Fingers, George Kell, Sandy Koufax, Frank Robinson, Willie Stargell, Lou Brock, Sparky Anderson (who was among the dignitaries in the crowd), a combo of Pee Wee Reese and Phil Rizzuto, Phil Niekro (with Pee Wee Reese in background), Phil Niekro at podium during his induction speech, Tommy Lasorda during his speech, Niekro and Lasorda posing with their plaques, Whitey Ford, Bob Feller, Ted Williams 1, Ted Williams 2, Ted Williams 3, a combo of Jim Palmer and Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, and Yogi Berra.

At Doubleday Field the next day, before the Hall of Fame game: Ralph Kiner, Bob Feller, and  Bobby Doerr.

Photos from the 1987 Hall of Fame induction ceremony: Group shot: Ray Dandridge, Catfish Huner and Billy Williams with Commissioner Peter Ueberroth on the right behind them and then-HOF president, Edward Stack, on the left behind them

Ray Dandridge, Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams, Billy Williams, Catfish Hunter sitting, Cool Papa Bell, Dale Murphy, Dale Murphy with Happy Chandler, George Grande, Happy Chandler, Enos Slaughter, Ralph Kiner, Monte Irvin and Stan Musial, Jack Buck and Ralph Kiner, Stan Musial.

At Doubleday Field, before the Hall of Fame game: Catfish Hunter in dugout, Don Mattingly: with hat, signing autographs, smiling, stretching, Rickey Henderson, George Steinbrenner, Dave Winfield 1, Dave Winfield 2.

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Official Online Home of the Hall of Fame
Baseball Hall of Fame - Why not start with a visit to the Hall of Fame's official web site.

Other Hall of Fame Related Sites
Wikipedia Nationall Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Find A Grave - Grave icons indicate that a photo of the grave is available and you can view the images.
Virtual Hall of Fame Gallery - Intends to create enthusiasm around baseball's greats, share research, and build a community for baseball fans everywhere.

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Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - A visit to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Marys will open your eyes to Canada's rich baseball history.
Chronological List of Canadian Hall of Famers

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Shoeless Joe Jackson's Virtual Hall of Fame - A phenomenal tribute to a great player.  Everything you want to know about Joe Jackson. Email them your questions.

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