John Robert Mize
Born: January 7, 1913, Demorest, Georgia
Died: June 2, 1993, Demorest, Georgia
St. Louis Cardinals (1936-1941), New York Giants (1942, 1946-1949), New York Yankees (1949-1953)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1981
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1939, a baseball game is aired on television for the first time. W2XBS, an experimental station in New York City, broadcasts a college game between Princeton and Columbia. Bill Stern announces Princeton’s 2-1 victory in 10 innings.