Wesley Branch Rickey
Born: December 20, 1881, Lucasville, Ohio
Died: December 9, 1965, Columbia, Missouri
St. Louis Browns (1905-1906, 1914), New York Highlanders (1907)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1967
This Day in Baseball History
On December 6, 1982, the Boston Red Sox trade third baseman Carney Lansford to the Oakland A’s for outfielder Tony Armas as part of a five-player deal. The trade opens up third base for a youngster named Wade Boggs, who will bat .361 in his first full season in 1983.