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 17, 1979, the Philadelphia Phillies outslug the Chicago Cubs, 23-22, overcoming a 21-9 deficit at Wrigley Field. Mike Schmidt provides the winning margin with his second home run-a 10th inning shot against Bruce Sutter. Dave Kingman hits three home runs for the Cubs.