- 1893 - RF Billy Southworth was born in Harvard, Nebraska. He was a Buc from 1918-20, hitting .294, and then was traded as part of the package for Rabbit Maranville. Southworth reached the Hall of Fame thanks to his managing chops; he won two World Series with the Cardinals.
- 1897 - RHP Ralph Fenton “Joe” Dawson was born in Bow, Washington. He tossed for the Bucs from 1927-29, mostly from the pen, and went 11-17-3 with a 4.15 ERA. Joe tossed a scoreless frame in the 1927 World Series and hit pretty well, with a .257 lifetime Pirate BA.
|Joe Dawson 1928 - TSN Conlon Collection/Getty Images|
- 1912 - Hall-of-Fame SS Arky Vaughan was born in Clifty, Arkansas. Vaughan compiled a .318 BA during a 14-year career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1932-41) and Brooklyn Dodgers. He was named to nine All-Star teams during that span.
- 1932 - RHP Ronnie Kline was born in Callery, Butler County. He spent eight of his 17 big league years (1952, 55-59, 68-69) hurling for the Bucs, going 66-91-14/3.77 for Pittsburgh. Called the “Callery Hummer,” he became the mayor of Callery after he hung up the spikes. He remained there until he passed away at the age of 70.
|Ronnie Kline, the Callery Hummer - 1957 Topps series|