Rhoderick John Wallace
Born: November 4, 1873, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: November 3, 1960, Torrance, California
Cleveland Spiders (1894-1898), St. Louis Cardinals (1899-1901, 1917-1918), St. Louis Browns (1902-1916)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1953
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1973, promising California Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg while trying to climb the wall in an effort to catch a long drive by Dick Green of the Oakland Athletics. The injury will sideline Valentine for the rest of the season and curtail his major league career.