Chesbro with the Highlanders
The Hall of Fame in 2020
A photographic montage of American League teams and players in 1903
Chesbro pitching for the Highlanders
Chesbro's 1909–11 American Tobacco Company baseball card

Also, as in 1945, the Old Timers Committee responded by electing the biggest class yet, then 10 and now 11 people: Jesse Burkett, Frank Chance, Jack Chesbro, Johnny Evers, Clark Griffith, Tommy McCarthy, Joe McGinnity, Eddie Plank, Joe Tinker, Rube Waddell, and Ed Walsh.

- 1946 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

Chesbro was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946 by the Veterans Committee, which considers individuals who are eligible for the Hall of Fame, but no longer eligible to be elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

- Jack Chesbro
Chesbro with the Highlanders

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Waddell in 1901

Rube Waddell

American pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB).

American pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Waddell in 1901
Baseball card of Waddell
Waddell's plaque at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Waddell was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.

Waddell followed that season with 349 strikeouts in 1904, 110 more than runner-up Jack Chesbro.

McGinnity in 1905

Joe McGinnity

American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the late 19th and early 20th century.

American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the late 19th and early 20th century.

McGinnity in 1905
McGinnity (top row, second from left) with the 1899 Baltimore Orioles
Christy Mathewson, John McGraw, and Joe McGinnity (right) in 1905
McGinnity's 1909 American Tobacco Company baseball card
McGinnity with the New York Giants in 1904

Jack Chesbro, pitching for the New York Highlanders of the American League during the 1904 season, set the current MLB records with 55 games started and 454 2⁄3 innings.

After failing to receive the necessary votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America for entry in the National Baseball Hall of Fame on seven occasions, McGinnity was posthumously elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1946.