William H. Foster
Born: June 12, 1904, Rodney, Mississippi
Died: September 16, 1978, Lorman, Mississippi
Memphis Red Sox (1923-1924, 1938), Chicago American Giants (1923-1930, 1937), Birmingham Black Barons (1925), Homestead Grays (1931), Kansas City Monarchs (1931), Cole's American Giants (1932-1935), Pittsburgh Crawfords (1936)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1996
This Day in Baseball History
On May 22, 1968, Pirates' slugger Willie Stargell hit three home runs in a 13-6 victory over the Cubs. The future Hall of Famer just missed a fourth home run when he hit a long double that bounced off the railing of the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field.