Remembering two former Charlotte Hornets players who gave their life for their country during World War II.
In 1943, Elmer would win 21 games for the Reds, which tied him for the Major League lead. For Riddle’s 19th win of the ’43 season, he took a perfect game into the 8th inning against the Pirates, retiring the first 22 batters.
In the Majors, Valdivielso hit .221 in 94 games for Washington in 1955 but still finished 24th in the American League MVP voting thanks to his fielding skills playing Shortstop for the Senators
Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew set a Major League Record in 1963.
Surprising his peers in his first full season in the Majors, Allison would hit 30 HRs with the Senators in 1959.