Born: September 2, 1850, Byron, Illinois
Died: September 9, 1915, San Diego, California
Boston Red Stockings (1871-1875), Chicago White Stockings (1876-1877)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1939
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1912, historic Fenway Park in Boston is officially dedicated, as the Red Sox play host to the Chicago White Sox. Playing in front of an overflow crowd, the Red Sox lose the game, 5-2.