Born: January 28, 1847, Yonkers, New York
Died: August 21, 1937, Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Red Stockings (1871-1875), Boston Red Caps (1876-1878), 1880-1881), Providence Grays (1879, 1882)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1937
This Day in Baseball History
On December 6, 1968, Commissioner William “Spike” Eckert resigns under pressure from the major league owners. National League attorney Bowie Kuhn is appointed commissioner on an interim basis.