Joseph Lowell Gordon
Born: February 18, 1915, Los Angeles, California
Died: April 14, 1978, Sacramento, California
New York Yankees (1938-43, 1946), Cleveland Indians (1947-50)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 2009
This Day in Baseball History
On May 25, 1960, George “Big Daddy” Crowe sets a major league record by hitting his 11th career pinch-hit home run. Crowe’s latest pinch homer, which comes against Don McMahon of the Milwaukee Braves, provides the winning margin in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 5-3 victory.