1922 – On their tour of the Far East, the Herb Hunter All-Americans, with Casey Stengel and Waite Hoyt among their members, beat a team of U.S. servicemen, 12 – 5, in Manila. In other games, the All-Americans are the first team of major leaguers to play a Chinese team, in Shanghai, and also play a Korean all-star team in Seoul, whipping them, 21 – 3. The American all-stars also lost a game in Japan when Zensuke Shimada hit an out-of-the-park home run against Hoyt and the Mita Club defeated the All-Americans, 9 – 3. Michimaro Ono got the win. It is the first loss by a team of touring U.S professionals in Japan.
1927 – Nellie Fox, who will lead the American League in hits four times, win three Gold Gloves, play in 12 All-Star Games, and become American League MVP for the 1959 Chicago White Sox, is born in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania. It will not be until 1997, 23 years after his death, that he will finally be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
1927 – Jacob Nelson “Nellie” Fox is born in St. Thomas, PA. Before winding up his playing career in Houston, Fox had been a 12-time All-Star for the Chicago White Sox, winning American League MVP honors in 1959. He died of skin cancer on December 1, 1975 in Baltimore, MD at age 48. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1997.