Jesse Cail Burkett
Born: December 4, 1868, Wheeling, West Virginia
Died: May 27, 1953, Worcester, Massachusetts
New York Giants (1890), Cleveland Spiders (1891-1898), St. Louis Perfectos, Cardinals (1899-1901), St. Louis Browns (1902-1904), Boston Red Sox (1905)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1946
This Day in Baseball History
On May 21, 1963, Jim Maloney of the Cincinnati Reds ties the National League record for most consecutive strikeouts in a game. Maloney fans eight Milwaukee Braves in a row and finishes with a total of 16 strikeouts in a 2-0 win.