David James Bancroft
Born: April 20, 1891, Sioux City, Iowa
Died: October 9, 1972, Superior, Wisconsin
Philadelphia Philles (1915-1920), New York Giants (1920-1923, 1930), Boston Braves (1924-1927), Brooklyn Dodgers (1928-1929)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1971
This Day in Baseball History
On May 25, 1984, the Boston Red Sox acquire first baseman/outfielder Bill Buckner from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Dennis Eckersley and infielder Mike Brumley. Buckner will give the Red Sox nearly three productive seasons, but will be remembered mostly for his critical error in Game Six of the 1986 World Series.