William Jennings Herman
Born: July 7, 1909, New Albany, Indiana
Died: September 5, 1992, West Palm Beach, Florida
Chicago Cubs (1931-1941), Brooklyn Dodgers (1941-1943, 1946), Boston Braves (1946), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1975
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1912, historic Fenway Park in Boston is officially dedicated, as the Red Sox play host to the Chicago White Sox. Playing in front of an overflow crowd, the Red Sox lose the game, 5-2.