Richard William Marquard
Born: October 9, 1886, Cleveland, Ohio
Died: June 1, 1980, Baltimore, Maryland
New York Giants (1908-1915), Brooklyn Robins (1915-1920), Cincinnati Reds (1921), Boston Braves (1922-1925)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1971
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.