January 30, 1948
General manager of the Philadelphia Phillies and former pitcher Herb Pennock collapses in a New York hotel and dies later at the hospital. Shortly after his death, he is elected to the Hall of Fame.
Pennock won 240 games for 3 different teams between 1912 and 1934. He won 4 World Series titles with the New York Yankees.
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