Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes
Born: September 17, 1937, Ponce, Puerto Rico
San Francisco Giants (1958-66), St. Louis Cardinals (1966-68), Atlanta Braves (1969-72), Oakland A's (1972), Boston Red Sox (1973), Kansas City Royals (1974)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1999
This Day in Baseball History
On December 6, 1955, one of the Hall of Fame’s original members, Honus Wagner, dies at the age of 81. Considered by some the greatest shortstop in history, Wagner batted .327 over a 21-year career before gaining election to the Hall of Fame in 1936.