Atanasio Perez Rigal
Born: May 14, 1942, Ciego De Avila, Cuba
Cincinnati Reds (1964-1976, 1984-1986), Montreal Expos (1977-1979), Boston Red Sox (1980-1982), Philadelphia Phillies (1983)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2000
This Day in Baseball History
On May 22, 1926, the St. Louis Cardinals hold “Rogers Hornsby Day” in honor of their star player-manager. Hornsby, the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1925, receives $1,000 in gold during a pre-game ceremony.