Edwin Lee Mathews
Born: October 13, 1931, Texarkana, Texas
Died: February 18, 2001, La Jolla, California
Boston Braves (1952), Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965), Atlanta Braves (1966), Houston Astros (1967), Detroit Tigers (1967-1968)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1978
This Day in Baseball History
On May 22, 1975, Hall of Fame pitcher Robert Moses “Lefty” Grove dies at the age of 75. Grove won 300 games over a 17-year career with the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox. Grove was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1947.