Joseph Michael Medwick
Born: November 24, 1911, Carteret, New Jersey
Died: March 21, 1975, St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Louis Cardinals (1932-1940, 1947-1948), Brooklyn Dodgers (1940-1943, 1946), New York Giants (1943-1945), Boston Braves (1945)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1968
This Day in Baseball History
On December 4, 1914, the Chicago Whales of the Federal League sign Walter Johnson to a three-year contract worth $60,000. The “Big Train” will never pitch a game for the Whales, after deciding to accept a subsequent offer to return to the Washington Senators.