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 December 12, 1941, future Hall of Famer Arky Vaughan is traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Bucs receive four players in return, including catcher “Hot Potato” Hamlin.