Hall of Famer John "Home Run" Baker was born in Trappe, Maryland on this date in 1886.
1989 Pacific Baseball Legends #146
"I'd say fifty (when asked how many home runs he would have hit during the lively era) anyway. The year I hit twelve, I also hit the right-field fence at Shibe Park thirty-eight times."
Home Run with the King of Swat on April 13, 1921
Baker was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1955.
Singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka is celebrating his 74th birthday today.
Neil with his backup singers, "The Cookies".