John Montgomery Ward
Born: March 3, 1860, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Died: March 4, 1925, Augusta, Georgia
Providence Grays (1878-1882), New York Gothams or Giants (1883-1889, 1893-1894), Brooklyn Ward's Wonders (1890), Brooklyn Grooms (1891-1892)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1964
This Day in Baseball History
On May 20, 1948, Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees hits for the cycle and drives in six runs during a 13-2 wipeout of the Chicago White Sox. DiMaggio hits two home runs, a triple, a double and a single, and narrowly misses another extra-base hit when Chicago left fielder Ralph Hodgin makes a catch at the wall.