On This Date in Sports: August 11, 1962

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FirstHOF On This Date in Sports: August 11, 1962

The St. Louis Cardinals and New York Giants battle in the first Hall of Fame in 1962.
Canton Repository

With the Pro-Football Hall of Fame set to open the following year, the NFL holds its first Hall of Fame game in Canton. The game pits the New York Giants against the St. Louis Cardinals and is played at Fawcett Stadium. The Ohio City was chosen for it was where the NFL was founded in 1920. The game was played to help finish construction as the game ended in a 21-21 tie.