Daily Almanac for Sunday, October 17, 2021; Day 290 of the Year

On this date in 1859, Buck Ewing became the first catcher elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was born in Hoagland, Ohio, which is located in Highland County. This is an 19th century photograph. By Unknown author – https www.baseball-reference.com, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

William “Buck” Ewing (October 17, 1859 – October 20, 1906) was an American Major League Baseball player and manager. Renowned for his offensive and defensive skills, he was the first 19th-century catcher elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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