View Full Version : Yesterday in baseball history..."Lest we Forget"

05-01-2005, 04:30 PM

From the site Catbird in the nosebleed seats http://catbird.mostvaluablenetwork.com/

30 APRIL 1944, 1945 On the first date, Elmer Gedeon—very briefly a Senators outfielder (1939), was killed in air combat over France in World War II.

On the second, relief pitcher Dixie Howell—who had had a very short cup of coffee with the 1940 Indians, and would make the White Sox bullpen corps in 1955 for a three-year tour beginning at age 35—was liberated from a Nazi prison camp in Germany.