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 December 12, 1980 the St. Louis Cardinals send pitchers Rollie Fingers and Pete Vuckovich, and catcher Ted Simmons to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Sixto Lezcano, pitcher Lary Sorensen, and two minor leaguers. The trade will benefit the Brewers; Fingers will win the Cy Young award in 1981 and Vuckovich will garner the same honor in 1982.