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 May 23, 1989, Bo Jackson of the Kansas City Royals hits a monstrous 461-foot home run against Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers. Jackson had struggled in his previous matchups against the future Hall of Famer, striking out the last six times in succession.