Earl Weaver: Legendary manager, author and...psychic? 24 years ago today the @orioles icon was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside Jim Bunning, Bill Foster and Ned Hanlon.
“People nowadays just don’t realize how great a hitter Harry [Heilmann] was. Next to Rogers Hornsby, he was the best right-handed hitter of them all.” – Fellow Hall of Famer and @tigers star Ty Cobb remarked of Heilmann, who was born #otd in 1894. (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
“Frank Grant was the baseball marvel. His playing was a revelation to his fellow teammates, as well as the spectators. In hitting he ranked with the best and his fielding bordered on the impossible. Grant was a born ballplayer.” Sol White on Grant, born #otd in 1865, who was one of early baseball’s greats. (Larry Hogan/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
“When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you’re older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.” Casey Stengel was truly one of a kind. The legendary manager was born #otd in 1890. (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
When you can’t make it to Cooperstown, bring Cooperstown to you! The Nielsen Family, longtime members and supporters of the Hall of Fame, created their own Hall of Fame Weekend last weekend, complete with cameo appearances by @ozziestlwizard and @fergiejenkins (Photos courtesy of the Nielsen Family of Houston)