February 1, 1970 Earle Combs, who spent his en…

February 1, 1970

Earle Combs, who spent his entire career with the Yankees, compiling a lifetime .325 batting average during his 12 years with New York, and Jesse Haines, a right-hander who posted a 210-158 (.571) record during his 18 years with the Cardinals, are selected by the Special Veterans Committee to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The group also elects former commissioner Ford Frick, who campaigned for a Hall of Fame that would honor baseball’s greatest baseball players when he became the National League president in 1934.