Joseph Edward Cronin
Born: October 12, 1906, San Francisco, California
Died: September 7, 1984, Osterville, Massachusetts
Pittsburgh Pirates (1926-1927), Washington Senators (1928-1934), Boston Red Sox (1935-1945)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1956
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.