This Day In NBA History: 1958 - Bob Pettit pours in 50 points and the St. Louis Hawks beat the Boston Celtics, 110-109, to win the NBA Finals four games to two. Pettit set a Finals scoring record that would stand until Elgin Baylor broke it in 1962. This championship remains the only one claimed by the Hawks franchise. keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com
William Frederick Schriver ( July 11, 1865 - December 27, 1932) born in Brooklyn was a Catcher for the Brooklyn Grays (1886), Philadelphia Quakers/Philadelphia Phillies (1888-90), Chicago Colts (1891-94), New York Giants (1895), Cincinnati Reds (1897), Pittsburgh Pirates (1898-1900) and St. Louis Cardinals (1901). Description: Pop Schriver Date 1887-90
Rogers Hornsby a.k.a. The Rajah - Born in Winters, Texas. American baseball infielder, manager, and coach who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1915–1926, 1933), New York Giants (1927), Boston Braves (1928), Chicago Cubs (1929–1932), and St. Louis Browns (1933–1937).
Pepper Martin ~ An American professional baseball player and minor league manager. He was known as the Wild Horse of the Osage because of his daring, aggressive baserunning abilities. Martin played in Major League Baseball as a third baseman and an outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals during the 1930s and early 1940s. He was best known for his heroics during the 1931 World Series, in which he was the catalyst in a Cardinals' upset victory over the Philadelphia Athletics.