The Hall of Fame was founded in 1936 and was made to honor great players in baseball history. The facility was established in 1939. The museum has a gallery of honorable members with individual plaques, has baseball history, women’s series, old equipment, uniforms and a theater with a multi media show. The Hall of Fame has a library which preserves recordings and rare baseball books. It also has a new Ichiro exhibit that opened on Nov. 8th.
In 1936, a special committee commissioner selected Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson to first be in the Hall of Fame. Every year it varys how many people go into the Hall of Fame. In order to be in the Hall of Fame you need 75 percent of the vote, you have to be retired for at least 5 years, and played in a major league for 10 or more years.