Jaffe: In 1928, a record number of Hall of Famers took the field in Philadelphia

From SABR member Jay Jaffe at Sports Illustrated on May 24, 2017:

May 24, 1928 isn’t a date that’s etched into the memories of most baseball fans, but on that date, in the first game of a doubleheader between the Yankees and A’s—the American League’s top two teams at the time—a dozen future Hall of Famers took the field in front of some 45,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Nobody could have known it at the time—the Hall wasn’t established until 1936—but that record has never been equaled, and that count doesn’t even include a few more Hall of Famers along for the ride. Here’s a closer look at what transpired.

Read the full article here: https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/05/24/new-york-yankees-philadelphia-athletics-hall-fame-1928

Originally published: May 24, 2017. Last Updated: May 24, 2017.