Aloysius Harry Simmons
Born: May 22, 1902, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died: May 26, 1956, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Philadelphia Athletics (1924-1932, 1940-1941, 1944), Chicago White Sox (1933-1935), Detroit Tigers (1936), Washington Senators (1937-1938), Boston Braves (1939), Cincinnati Reds (1939), Boston Red Sox (1943)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1953
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1979, the Philadelphia Phillies outslug the Chicago Cubs, 23-22, overcoming a 21-9 deficit at Wrigley Field. Mike Schmidt provides the winning margin with his second home run-a 10th inning shot against Bruce Sutter. Dave Kingman hits three home runs for the Cubs.