Edward Stewart Plank
Born: August 31, 1875, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Died: February 24, 1926, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1914), St. Louis Terriers (1915), St. Louis Browns (1916-1917)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1946
This Day in Baseball History
On May 18, 1968, Washington Senators slugger Frank Howard ties an American League record by homering in his sixth consecutive game. With a pair of home runs against Detroit Tigers ace Mickey Lolich, Howard now has 10 home runs in his last six games, also a record.