Future Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Lemon is born. The successful pitcher began his baseball career as an outfielder, shortstop, and third baseman in the Indians’ farm system before transitioning into a role on the mound. Once there, he became a seven-time American League All-Star from 1948 to 1954.
Lemon pitched two games apiece in the Indians’ World Series appearances in 1948 and 1954. Seven different times he won 20 games or more in a season, five times led the league in complete games, and four times pitched the most innings in a season. He retired with a 207-128 record and died in 2000.