Charles Albert Bender
Born: May 5, 1884, Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Died: May 22, 1954, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia A's (1903-14), Baltimore Terrapins (Federal League, 1915), Philadelphia Phillies (1916-17), Chicago White Sox (1925)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1953
This Day in Baseball History
On May 22, 1926, the St. Louis Cardinals hold “Rogers Hornsby Day” in honor of their star player-manager. Hornsby, the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1925, receives $1,000 in gold during a pre-game ceremony.