Born: April 27, 1896, Winters, Texas
Died: January 5, 1963, Chicago, Illinois
St. Louis Cardinals (1915-1926, 1933), New York Giants (1927), Boston Braves (1928), Chicago Cubs (1929-1932), St. Louis Browns (1933-1937)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1942
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1998, David Wells pitches the first perfect game at Yankee Stadium since Don Larsen’s masterpiece during the 1956 World Series. Wells strikes out 10 in shackling the Minnesota Twins, 4-0.