Hans Remembers- Tuesday May 19, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- Future Vice President Albert Gore Jr married Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Aitcheson on this day at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Al Gore’s father was a United States Senator and Al Gore would go on to be a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate from Tennessee before becoming Vice President under William Jefferson Clinton in 1993. He lost a controversial presidential election to George Dubya Bush in 2000. Al and Tipper have been separated since 2010.
- Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Ray Schalk died at the age of 77. Schalk who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1955 was known as an outstanding defensive catcher. He was a member of the infamous Chicago Black Sox of 1919 but was of course one of the honest players.
- The lawsuit filed by former St. Louis Cardinal Curt Flood against Major League Baseball began its hearing in the federal courts. Judge Irvine Ben Cooper was presiding over the case which would eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court and would result in the upholding of baseball’s reserve cause.