Lewis Robert Wilson
Born: April 26, 1900, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
Died: November 23, 1948, Baltimore, Maryland
New York Giants (1923-1925), Chicago Cubs (1926-1931), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1934), Philadelphia Phillies (1934)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1979
This Day in Baseball History
On May 22, 1969, Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch-hitter for the first time in his major league career. Mike Lum, batting for Aaron in the seventh, hits a pinch-hit double in the Braves’ 15-3 blowout of the New York Mets. Aaron had come to bat 9,015 times in his career before being removed for a pinch-hitter.