Born: July 1, 1857, Waterbury, Connecticut
Died: January 4, 1931, Waterbury, Connecticut
Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Gothams or Giants (1883-1889, 1891, 1893-1894), New York Giants - Players Lg (1890), Philadelphia Phillies (1892), St. Louis Browns (1894-1897)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1976
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.