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 17, 1985, the Texas Rangers name Bobby Valentine their manager, replacing the fired Doug Rader. Under Rader, the Rangers had posted a record of 9-23, the worst in the major leagues. With Valentine at the helm, the Rangers will show some improvement, but will still finish last in the American League West.