Jacob Peter Beckley
Born: August 4, 1867, Hannibal, Missouri
Died: June 25, 1918, Kansas City, Missouri
Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1888-1889), Pittsburgh Burghers (1890), Pittsburgh Pirates (1891-1896), New York Giants (1896-1897), Cincinnati Reds (1897-1903), St. Louis Cardinals (1904-1907)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1971
This Day in Baseball History
On May 20, 1991, two-time American League batting champion Pete Runnels dies at the age of 63. The versatile Runnels batted .291 over a 14-year career with the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox, and Houston Colt .45s.