Born: January 6, 1920, Hartford, Alabama
Died: April 4, 1999, Venice, Florida
Washington Senators (1939-1944, 1946-1948), Cleveland Indians (1949-1957, 1963), Chicago White Sox (1958-1962)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1972
This Day in Baseball History
On May 22, 1962, New York Yankees slugger Roger Maris receives four intentional walks during a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. The four intentional free passes set a new American League record. In 1961, Maris had blasted 61 home runs - a major league record.