January 29, 1958
Three time NL MVP Roy Campanella is paralyzed in a car accident cutting his career short. The future Hall of Famer was an 8-time All-Star with the Brooklyn Dodgers and helped them win the 1955 World Series.
Campanella hit 242 home runs over his 10 year career. He got his start with the Washington Elite Giants of the Negro Leagues in 1937.
Born on this day:
1880 “Sleepy” Bill Burns
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.