Born: October 30, 1916, Alexandria, Virginia
Died: March 13, 1995, Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore Black Sox (1934), Brooklyn Eagles (1935), Newark Eagles (1936-1939, 1941-1943, 1946), Baltimore Elite Giants (1949-1950)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1995
This Day in Baseball History
On May 24, 1935, the first night game in major league history is played at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pushes a button in the White House, the ballpark is illuminated. After a festive pre-game ceremony, the Reds defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1.