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 May 22, 1926, the St. Louis Cardinals hold “Rogers Hornsby Day” in honor of their star player-manager. Hornsby, the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1925, receives $1,000 in gold during a pre-game ceremony.