Willard Jessie Brown
Born: June 26, 1915, Shreveport, Louisiana
Died: August 4, 1996, Houston, Texas
Kansas City Monarchs, several teams in the Puerto Rican League.
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Negro Leagues Committee: 2006
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1939, a baseball game is aired on television for the first time. W2XBS, an experimental station in New York City, broadcasts a college game between Princeton and Columbia. Bill Stern announces Princeton’s 2-1 victory in 10 innings.