Monday, December 20, 2010

Merkle's Birthday Today, December 20


Fred Merkle was born on December 20, 1888 in Watertown, Wisconsin. Fred's story is one of the most compelling in all of sports and is superbly recalled by Mike Cameron in Public Bonehead, Private Hero. Every baseball fan should be familiar with Merkle's story.

Photo is courtesy of David Stalker, Watertown, Wisconsin