Frederick Charles Lindstrom
Born: November 21, 1905, Chicago, Illinois
Died: October 4, 1981, Chicago, Illinois
New York Giants (1924-1932), Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-1934), Chicago Cubs (1935), Brooklyn Dodgers (1935)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1976
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1973, promising California Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg while trying to climb the wall in an effort to catch a long drive by Dick Green of the Oakland Athletics. The injury will sideline Valentine for the rest of the season and curtail his major league career.