Adrian Constantine Anson
Born: April 17, 1852, Marshalltown, Iowa
Died: April 14, 1922, Chicago, Illinois
Rockford Forest Citys (1871), Philadelphia Athletics (1872-1875), Chicago White Stockings or Colts (1876-1897)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1939
This Day in Baseball History
On December 6, 1955, one of the Hall of Fame’s original members, Honus Wagner, dies at the age of 81. Considered by some the greatest shortstop in history, Wagner batted .327 over a 21-year career before gaining election to the Hall of Fame in 1936.