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 May 17, 1939, a baseball game is aired on television for the first time. W2XBS, an experimental station in New York City, broadcasts a college game between Princeton and Columbia. Bill Stern announces Princeton’s 2-1 victory in 10 innings.