Born: January 17, 1890, Tyler, Texas
Died: January 22, 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Giants, New York Lincoln Giants, Brooklyn Royal Giants and Hilldale Daisies
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Negro Leagues Committee: 2006
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.