Joseph Jerome McGinnity
Born: March 20, 1871, Rock Island, Illinois
Died: November 14, 1929, Brooklyn, New York
Baltimore Orioles (1899), Brooklyn Superbas (1900), Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902), New York Giants (1902-1908)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1946
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.