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 June 19, 1942, Paul Waner reaches the 3,000-hit circle with a single against Truett “Rip” Sewell. The 39-year-old Waner, playing for the Boston Braves, collects the milestone hit against his former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Waner’s Braves lose the game, 7-6, in 11 innings…