Burleigh Arland Grimes
Born: August 18, 1893, Emerald, Wisconsin
Died: December 6, 1985, Clear Lake, Wisconsin
Pittsburgh Pirates (1916-1917, 1928-1929, 1934), Brooklyn Dodgers (1918-1926), New York Giants (1927), Boston Braves (1930), St. Louis Cardinals (1930-1931, 1933-1934), Chicago Cubs (1932-1933), New York Yankees (1934)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1964
This Day in Baseball History
On May 23, 1927, Hack Wilson of the Chicago Cubs becomes the first player to hit a home run that strikes the center field scoreboard at Wrigley Field. The monumental blast helps the Cubs to a 14-8 win over the Boston Braves. After the game, Wilson will be arrested for drinking beer - a violation of Prohibition law.