Diamond anniversary of Baseball Hall of Fame

By Haley Burton

June 12, 2014 Updated Jun 12, 2014 at 1:55 PM EST

Cooperstown, NY (WBNG Binghamton) 75 years ago, the first class was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

A celebration event was held Thursday.

75 years ago today the first class was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame here in Cooperstown.

On that date, Babe Ruth sat out in front of the Hall of Fame looking out onto a crowd of thousands.

The ceremonial events Thursday were moved inside due to weather.

Cal Ripken Jr., known as baseball's iron man, was in attendance for the ceremonies as well as Phil Niekro, a fellow Hall of Famer.