Samuel Luther Thompson
Born: March 5, 1860, Danville, Indiana
Died: November 7, 1922, Detroit, Michigan
Detroit Wolverines (1885-1888), Philadelphia Quakers (1889), Philadelphia Phillies (1890-1898), Detroit Tigers (1908)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1974
This Day in Baseball History
On May 22, 1968, Pirates' slugger Willie Stargell hit three home runs in a 13-6 victory over the Cubs. The future Hall of Famer just missed a fourth home run when he hit a long double that bounced off the railing of the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field.