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December 20, 1972 > Hall of Famer Gabby Hartnett passes away on his 72nd birthday. An accomplished all-around catcher, Hartnett batted .297 over a 20-year career with the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants. In 1938, he hit the famed "Homer in the Gloamin'" that defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates and catapulted the Cubs into the World Series.