James Raleigh Mackey
Born: July 27, 1897, Eagle Pass, Texas
Died: September 22, 1965, Los Angeles, California
Hilldale Giants, Philadelphia Stars, Newark Eagles, Indianapolis ABCs, Baltimore/Washington Elite Giants, Baltimore Black Sox, Homestead Grays
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Negro Leagues Committee: 2006
This Day in Baseball History
On May 24, 1984, the Detroit Tigers win their major league record 17th consecutive game on the road, defeating the Angels, 5-1 behind Jack Morris, who improves to 9-1. The victory runs Detroit's record to 35-5, the best 40-game start in baseball history.