GENE AUTRYGame 190 | January 1971
Foster Brooks, Bill Rigney, Gene Autry, Joe Cronin
Brooks emceed the annual Mid-Winter Baseball Banquet. Autry, America's "Singing Cowboy," became owner of the expansion Los Angeles Angels when they were created in 1961. The Angels retired the number 26 in his honor as the 26th man on a 25-man roster. Rigney was on his way to a fifth-place finish in his second year as Twins manager, and Cronin, a Hall of Fame shortstop with the Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox, was American League president from 1959-1973.