According to Baseball Almanac, there have been no MLB players from Ecuador through the 2008 season.
Firstly they played different sports. Second Jackie Robinson was the first African American allowed to play professional baseball. Meanwhile there had been plenty of African American basketball players before Michael Jordan.
I think it might have been Reggie Sanders, who hit 20+ HR's for 6 different teams- Cincinnati, San Diego, Arizona, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.
That would be any one of a number of Baseball Hall of Fame inductees who had zero hits, simply because they never actually played baseball, at least not at the Major League level (the HoF is open to more than just players). Among this number are umpires such as Tom Connolly and Bill Klem, Commissioners such as Kennesaw Landis and Ford Frick, Managers such as Joe McCarthy and Branch Rickey, and other Executives such as George Weiss.If you limit the question to actual major league players, then it is probably Walter Emmons Alston. Alston was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his managerial skills, but he was, during the 1936 season, on the active player roster for the St. Louis Cardinals, and played in exactly one game, on September 27, 1936, as a replacement for Johnny Mize, who had been ejected from the game. In his sole major league at-bat, he struck out on three pitches (though the second strike had home-run distance and was just barely foul). So Alston, an actual MLB player, is tied with the guys in the first paragraph with exactly zero major league hits.If you further limit the question to people who not only played major league baseball, but were inducted into the HoF fortheir playing, then I would say it would have to be a player who 1) was a pitcher, 2) began his career after the inception of the Designated Hitter rule in the American league in 1973 , 3) retired prior to inception of inter-league play 1997, 4) pitched exclusively for the American League, and 5) never played in a World Series (or at least never pitched in a game when the National League team was the home team. Such a player would have never had a major-league plate appearance, and therefore could have no hits. Actually, no one comes to mind that meets all those conditions, and given how often players switch teams (and often leagues) in the modern era, I really don't think anyone could have met all 5 conditions and yet still made it to the HoF. However, Dennis Eckersley probably has very close to zero hits. Eckersley, a pitcher, played most of his career on American League teams. Or perhaps Goose Gossage, who also played most of his career for American League teams, and even when he played on NL teams, pitched exclusively as a closer. I cannot find batting statistics on either of these players (since, obviously, no one cares about their batting averages) but I suspect that neither of them had more hits than you could count on one hand.If you limit the question to those who were inducted to the HoF for a non-pitching playing roll, it would have to be someone with either a low batting average or a short career, neither of which are very helpful in making it to the HoF. So such a player would have to have something going for him other than offensive skills. I'm thinking Roy Campanella, catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers for just 10 years, with a .276 batting average. Though Campanella had quite a few home runs, he was inducted mostly for his defensive skills, and is known as one of the greatest catchers of all time. But alas, I cannot find his career hits total.
Fourteen percent of Americans watch baseball. It is the second most watched sport. Football has been the most popular sport for several years in America.
Zero (Actually there was ONE that was inducted by special election - Lou Gehrig)
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Negro League players have been inducted. No Japanese player has been inducted so you can't get a complete answer until Ichiro goes to the Hall
The Rugby League who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame; - Reg Gasiner - Wally Lewis - Vic Hey - Jimmy Craig - Wally Prigg - Rom Coote
21 players in the Baseball Hall of Fame wearing Yankee logos on their caps, including Reggie Jackson, who could have selected a different logo. About thirty other people are in the Hall of Fame who played at least part of their career with that organization.
Players that played for the Angels and are in the Hall of Fame:1) P Don Sutton - played for the Angels between 1985-1987 - inducted into the HoF in 1998.2) 1B Rod Carew - played for the Angels between 1979-1985 - inducted in 1991.3) P Nolan Ryan - played for the Angels between 1972-1979 - inducted in 1999.4) OF Dave Winfield - played for the Angels in 1990 and 1991 - inducted in 2001.5) OF Reggie Jackson - played for the Angels between 1982-1986 - inducted in 1993.6) P Hoyt Wilhelm - played for the Angels in 1969 - inducted in 1985.
No, Journey has not been inducted into the Hall of Fame
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To date, there have been 36 University of Missouri baseball players that made it to Major League Baseball.