William Henry Keeler
Born: March 3, 1872, Brooklyn, New York
Died: January 1, 1923, Brooklyn, New York
New York Giants (1892-1893, 1910), Brooklyn Grooms (1893), Baltimore Orioles (1894-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-1909)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1939
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.