James Hoyt Wilhelm
Born: July 26, 1922, Huntersville, North Carolina
Died: August 23, 2002, Sarasota, Florida
New York Giants (1952-1956), St. Louis Cardinals (1957), Cleveland Indians (1957-1958), Baltimore Orioles (1958-1962), Chicago White Sox (1963-1968), California Angels (1969), Atlanta Braves (1969-1970, 1971), Chicago Cubs (1970), Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-1972)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1985
This Day in Baseball History
On December 6, 1960, the American League awards an expansion franchise to a group headed by movie legend Gene Autry and former football star Bob Reynolds. The newly created Los Angeles Angels will begin play in 1961.