Born: August 31, 1935, Beaumont, Texas
Cincinnati Reds (1956-1965), Baltimore Orioles (1966-1971), Los Angeles Dodgers (1972), California Angels (1973-1974), Cleveland Indians (1974-1976)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1982
This Day in Baseball History
On December 6, 1960, the American League awards an expansion franchise to a group headed by movie legend Gene Autry and former football star Bob Reynolds. The newly created Los Angeles Angels will begin play in 1961.