William Robert Hamilton
Born: February 16, 1866, Newark, New Jersey
Died: December 16, 1940, Worcester, Massachusetts
Kansas City Cowboys (1888-1889), Philadelphia Phillies (1890-1895), Boston Beaneaters (1896-1901)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1961
This Day in Baseball History
On May 25, 1951, Willie Mays makes his major league debut for the New York Giants. Mays struggles in his first game, going hitless in five at-bats against the Philadelphia Phillies.