Hilton Lee Smith
Born: February 27, 1912, Giddings, Texas
Died: November 18, 1983, Kansas City, Missouri
Monroe Monarchs (1932-1935), New Orleans Black Creoles (1933), New Orleans Crescent Stars (1933), Kansas City Monarchs (1936-1948)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 2001
This Day in Baseball History
On May 22, 1926, the St. Louis Cardinals hold “Rogers Hornsby Day” in honor of their star player-manager. Hornsby, the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1925, receives $1,000 in gold during a pre-game ceremony.