Leo Ernest Durocher
Born: July 27, 1905, W. Springfield, Massachusetts
Died: October 7, 1991, Palm Springs, California
New York Yankees (1925, 1928-1929), Cincinnati Reds (1930-1933), St. Louis Cardinals (1933-1937), Brooklyn Dodgers (1938-1943, 1945)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1994
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.