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 May 17, 1971, Tom McCraw of the Washington Senators hits one of the shortest home runs in history. McCraw’s 140-foot pop fly falls in between three Cleveland Indians, shortstop Jack Heidemann, and outfielders Vada Pinson and John Lowenstein. When the three players collide, McCraw circles the bases for an inside-the-park home run.