Today's Happy Baseball Birthday! is famed author of the old America West, Zane Grey.
Now, to be honest, I had no idea that Zane Grey played baseball until logging onto baseballreference.com today.
Zane was born in Zanesville, Ohio, and played college baseball for the Quakers of the University of Pennsylvania and professional baseball in the summer.
Zane never made it to the big leagues, but he did write about baseball in a few books, including The Shortstop, The Redheaded Outfield, and The Young Pitcher.
Now that I know Zane Grey played baseball and wrote about baseball, I'm gonna have to read some Zane Grey.
Zane Grey passed away on October 23, 1939, at the age of 67.
Today, 144 years after his birth, we wish Zane a Happy Baseball Birthday!