THIS DAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1959

Zach WheatZack Wheat, a Brooklyn favorite of the teens and twenties, is unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. Wheat, a .317 hitter over his 19-year career, batted .300 or better 14 times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944

Paul Blair was born on Tuesday, February 1, 1944, in Cushing, Oklahoma. Blair was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 9, 1964, with the Baltimore Orioles. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Paul Blair baseball stats page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Baseball Almanac