Henry Benjamin Greenberg
Born: January 1, 1911, New York, New York
Died: September 4, 1986, Beverly Hills, California
Detroit Tigers (1930, 1933-1941, 1945-1946), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1956
This Day in Baseball History
On May 24, 1972, California Angels pitcher Don Rose homers in his first major league at-bat. Rose connects against Oakland A’s left-hander Vida Blue, giving himself and the Angels a dramatic 6-5 win. Rose will never win another game or hit another home run in the major leagues.