Victor Gazaway Willis
Born: April 12, 1876, Cecil County, Maryland
Died: August 3, 1947, Elkton, Maryland
Boston Beaneaters (1898-1905), Pittsburgh Pirates (1906-1909), St. Louis Cardinals (1910)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1995
This Day in Baseball History
On December 6, 1955, one of the Hall of Fame’s original members, Honus Wagner, dies at the age of 81. Considered by some the greatest shortstop in history, Wagner batted .327 over a 21-year career before gaining election to the Hall of Fame in 1936.