Ernest Judson Wilson
Born: February 28, 1894, Remington, Virginia
Died: June 24, 1963, Washington, District of Columbia
Baltimore Black Sox, Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Philadelphia Stars
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Negro Leagues Committee: 2006
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.