Dennis Lee Eckersley
Born: October 3, 1954, Oakland, California
Cleveland Indians (1975-1977), Boston Red Sox (1978-1984, 1998), Chicago Cubs (1984-1986), Oakland A's (1987-1995), St. Louis Cardinals (1996-1997)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2004
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.