Born: October 17, 1859, Hoagland, Ohio
Died: October 20, 1906, Cincinnati, Ohio
Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Gothams, Mutuals, Giants (1883-1889, 1891-1892), New York Giants, Players League (1890), Cleveland Spiders (1893-1894), Cincinnati Reds (1895-1897)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1939
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1998, David Wells pitches the first perfect game at Yankee Stadium since Don Larsen’s masterpiece during the 1956 World Series. Wells strikes out 10 in shackling the Minnesota Twins, 4-0.