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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4475 on: November 11, 2017, 12:00:18 am »

    On November 11 in Baseball History...

    1891 - Responding to Chicago's protest that Eastern teams helped Boston capture the circuit's championship, the National League rules the pennant still belongs to the Beaneaters. The pennant winners won 23 of their last 30 games, including 18 in a row.

    1926 - Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager. He will rejoin the Philadelphia A's as a player-coach. Catcher Ray Schalk takes his place in Chicago.

    1933 - The California Winter League holds Satchel Paige Day to honor the legend's accomplishments in this multi-racial circuit. The right-hander takes no prisoners throwing a three-hit 5-0 shutout with 14 strikeouts in the Armistice Day contest, against Joe Pirrone’s All Stars, a team made up of big leaguers who came to the west coast to play winter league ball to earn some extra money.

    1941 - Joe DiMaggio wins the American League Most Valuable Player award for the second time in his career. The Yankee Clipper edges Ted Williams, who hit .406 this season, when a writer leaves the Red Sox right-fielder off the ballot.

    1943 - The MVPs for both leagues are named. Spud Chandler wins it in the American League Stan Musial in the National League.

    1948 - Joe DiMaggio undergoes surgery to remove bone spurs on his right heel at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The Yankee Clipper will not return to the Bronx Bombers' lineup until June 28, hitting a single and a two-run homer in his first two at-bats in the 5-4 victory over Boston at Fenway Park.

    1953 - Jimmy Dykes, recently released as the manager of the Athletics, succeeds Marty Marion as the manager of the Baltimore Orioles.

    1958 - The American League announces the A's will play a league record 52 night games during the upcoming season. Kansas City will finish the season 19 games behind New York and in seventh place, but will compile a stellar 43-34 record in home games next year.

    1962 - Cubs infielder Ken Hubbs is selected by his major league peers as the recipient of the Gold Glove for his performance at second base. The 21-year old is the first rookie to be honored with the prestigious fielding award.

    1970 - Boog Powell, who batted .297 with 35 homers and 114 RBI for Baltimore, is named American League Most Valuable Player by a 234-157 margin over the Tony Oliva of the Twins.

    1981 - Dodgers southpaw Fernando Valenzuela becomes the first rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award, edging the Reds' Tom Seaver 70-67 for National League honors. He was the first rookie since Herb Score in 1955 to lead his league in strikeouts with 180.

    1982 - The Orioles get their first new manager since 1968 as Joe Altobelli succeeds the retiring Baltimore skipper, Earl Weaver. The former San Francisco manager will compile a 212-167 (.559) record during his 2+ seasons with the team and will lead the club to a World Championship his first year in Baltimore.

    1986 - Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) beats Fernando Valenzuela (21-11) for the National League Cy Young Award, garnering 15 first-place votes to Valenzuela's nine.

    1987 - Roger Clemens becomes the first pitcher since Jim Palmer in 1975-1976 to win consecutive Cy Young Awards, collecting 21 of 28 first-place votes to easily beat runner-up Jimmy Key.

    1990 - California's Chuck Finley and Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in the finale of an eight-game exhibition series between American and Japanese all-star teams. But Japan still wins the series 4-3 with one tie, the first time since 1970 that a touring U.S. team has left Japan with a losing record.

    1992 - The Pirates and Barry Bonds agree on a deal which will keep the outfielder in Pittsburgh for another season. The contract is worth $4.7 million which makes it the richest one-year commitment in baseball history.

    1996 - The Mets trade Rico Brogna to the Phillies for relievers Toby Borland and Ricardo Jordan. The first baseman, diagnosed with a form of spinal arthritis in 1991, proves to be a good acquisition for Philadelphia when the 27-year old infielder spends 3+ seasons as an everyday player in the City of Brotherly Love.

    1996 - John Smoltz, who won a major league-high 24 games for the Braves, wins the National League Cy Young Award in a runaway. Smoltz, the National League leader in strikeouts (276), innings (253.2), and winning percentage (.750), receives 26 of 28 first-place votes. Kevin Brown of the Marlins, the major-league ERA leader (1.89), receives the other two first-place votes. Smoltz is the fourth consecutive Atlanta pitcher to win the honor with teammate Tom Glavine being the previous recipient of prestigious pitching prize from 1993-1995.

    1997 - Pedro Martinez breaks the hold Greg Maddux and the Braves have on the National League Cy Young Award. From 1991-1996, either Maddux or a Braves pitcher captured the award. Martinez beats out Maddux in 1997 with 17 wins, 305 strikeouts, a 1.90 ERA, and 13 complete games. Martinez gives Canada a clean sweep of the Cy Young in 1997, with Roger Clemens winning the American League award a day earlier. It's a bittersweet moment for Montreal: The cost-cutting Expos eventually deal Martinez to the highest bidder.

    1997 - Beginning to dismantle their World Champion team, the Marlins trade Moises Alou to the Astros for two pitchers, Oscar Henriquez and Manuel Barrios, and a player to be named later. The outfielder had helped lead Florida to the postseason batting .292 with 23 home runs and 115 RBIs.

    1997 - Mike Kelly becomes the first major leaguer obtained in a trade by the Rays when Reds deal the 27-year old outfielder for a player to be named later. Next week, Tampa Bay will send Dmitri Young to the Reds to complete the trade.

    1998 - In one of the best trades ever made in franchise history, the White Sox send center fielder Mike Cameron to the Reds for Paul Konerko, a top prospect Cincinnati had acquired from the Dodgers. The first baseman/DH, who will become a mainstay in Chicago's offense for well over a decade, hits for a .294 batting average, belts 24 home runs, and drives in 81 runs during his first season in the Windy City.

    2001 - St. Louis first baseman Mark McGwire tells ESPN he plans to retire, ending his 16-year big league career. The prolific home run hitter, who ranks fifth all-time with 583 career homers, decided not to sign the two-year, $30 million extension the Cardinals had offered.

    2002 - Barry Bonds becomes the first player in major league history to win the Most Valuable Player Award five times. The 38-year old Giant left fielder, who also won the award with the Pirates in 1990 and '92 and with San Francisco in 1993 and last season, was the National League's batting champion with a .370 average and broke 1941 Ted Williams' on-base percentage record with an amazing .582.OBP.

    2003 - Roy Halladay of the Blue Jays easily wins the American League Cy Young Award, garnering 26 of 28 first-place votes. The 26-year-old right-hander finished the season 22-7, including winning 15 straight decisions from May 1 to July 27.

    2004 - Winning the American League top pitching honor with 28 first place votes, Johan Santana (20-6, 265, 2.61) becomes the 18th unanimous CY Young winner selected by the BBWAA. The 25-year old Venezuelan southpaw joins Jim Perry (1970) and Frank Viola (1988) as the only Twin hurlers to earn the award.

    2006 - Although the team has declined to comment, several newspapers and internet sites report the Mets' new ballpark will be known as Citi Field. The deal with CitiCorp, the nation's largest bank may be worth as much as $20 million annually for 20 years, making it the richest naming rights agreement in sports history exceeding the 32-year, $300 million contract between the NFL's Texans and Reliant Energy Inc.

    2008 - Joining Mike McCormick, who copped the honor in 1967, Tim Lincecum (18-5, 2.62) becomes the second San Francisco Giant hurler to win the NL Cy Young Award. Finishing his first full big league season, the 24-year old right-hander receives 23 out of 32 first-place votes cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to finish ahead of Arizona's Brandon Webb and New York's Johan Santana.

    2008 - The Nationals, which posted baseball's worst record last season, begin revamping their team sending second baseman Emilio Bonifacio and two minor leaguers to the Marlins in exchange for right-hander Scott Olsen and outfielder Josh Willingham. The trade gives Washington much needed starting pitching and adds a left-fielder to an outfield corps which consists of Lastings Milledge, Elijah Dukes and Austin Kearns.

    2011 - The Miami Marlins officially unveil their new name, logo and uniforms in an elaborate Friday night ceremony held for 800 celebs and VIPs in their new downtown ballpark. The team's new colorful merchandise will go on sale for the first time after the event, being made available to the general public at 11 p.m.

    2013 - Rays outfielder Wil Myers, obtained in the off-season from the Royals along with three other prospects in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis, wins the American League Rookie of the Year award. The 22-year-old North Carolina native, who received 23 of 30 first-place votes from the BBWAA, joins third baseman Evan Longoria (2008) and right-hander Jeremy Hellickson (2011) as the third Tampa Bay player in the last six years to cop the freshman honor.

    2013 - The Dodgers confirm their manager Don Mattingly will return for his fourth season with the team. The skipper’s future in Los Angeles was uncertain early in the season, but his job was saved when the club went on a record-setting 42-8 tear en route to NL West division title.

    2013 - Jose Fernandez (12-6, 2.19) receives 26 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America to easily win the National League’s Rookie of the Year award. The 21 year-old right-hander, who defected from Cuba with his mother and sister in 2008, becomes the fourth Marlin player in the last 11 years to cop the freshman honor, joining Chris Coghlan (2009), Hanley Ramirez (2006) and Dontrelle Willis (2003).

    2013 - The Twins announce Joe Mauer, who missed the last six weeks of the season, will move from catcher to first base on a full-time basis next season. The decision to change the 30 year-old All-star backstop's position was prompted by the concussion he sustained when he took a foul tip off the mask in mid-August.

    2014 - Buck Showalter, who led the Orioles to a divisional title for the first time since 1997, is selected as the American League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA. The Baltimore skipper cops the honor for the third time (1994 Yankees and 2004 Rangers ) in his career, joining Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, Dusty Baker, Jim Leyland, and Lou Piniella in winning the award three or more times.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 11...

    1851 - Battin, Joe
    1859 - Hackett, Mert
    1866 - McFarlan, Alex
    1869 - Murphy, Yale
    1870 - Hastings, Charlie
    1878 - Mathison, Jimmy
    1879 - Alperman, Whitey
    1883 - Billiard, Harry
    1884 - Ness, Jack

    1887 - Steen, Bill
    1891 - Maranville, Rabbit
    1892 - Schacht, Al
    1895 - Morgan, Cy
    1899 - Vargus, Bill
    1899 - Traynor, Pie
    1900 - Fowler, Boob
    1902 - Carroll, Ownie
    1906 - DeTore, George
    1907 - Erickson, Hank
    1912 - Wright, Al
    1912 - Trosky, Hal

    1915 - Lefebvre, Bill
    1915 - Case, George
    1917 - Scantlebury, Pat
    1919 - Elliott, Glenn
    1920 - Murray, Joe
    1923 - Howard, Lee
    1929 - Delock, Ike
    1931 - Dotterer, Dutch
    1933 - Walters, Ken
    1937 - Hill, Dave
    1954 - Musselman, Ron
    1954 - Long, Bob
    1956 - Byrd, Jeff
    1956 - Loucks, Scott
    1956 - Hobbs, John
    1958 - Culmer, Wil
    1960 - Ransom, Jeff
    1961 - May, Scott
    1961 - Coachman, Pete
    1962 - Snyder, Cory

    1963 - Quinones, Rey
    1964 - Hernandez, Roberto

    1966 - Telgheder, Dave
    1967 - Munoz, Noe
    1967 - Munoz, Jose

    1969 - Easley, Damion
    1970 - Ware, Jeff
    1971 - de la Maza, Roland
    1971 - Hanc0ck, Ryan
    1972 - Ordonez, Rey
    1972 - Rios, Danny
    1976 - Grilli, Jason

    1977 - Bacsik, Mike
    1979 - House, J.R.
    1983 - Garza, Matt
    1985 - Fick, Chuck
    1986 - Crow, Aaron
    1987 - McPherson, Kyle

    Baseball Deaths on November 11...

    1912 - Rainey, John
    1922 - Pierson, Dave
    1928 - Burns, Oyster
    1929 - White, Sam
    1938 - Hartman, Fred

    1946 - Reinhart, Art
    1951 - Neher, Jim
    1960 - Causey, Red
    1964 - Stanage, Oscar
    1969 - Edington, Stump
    1976 - Crawford, Ken
    1976 - O'Connell, Jimmy
    1985 - Lee, Roy
    1985 - Mulroney, Frank
    1991 - Becker, Heinz
    1994 - Madjeski, Ed
    1996 - Harris, Lum
    2008 - Score, Herb

    2011 - Lea, Charlie
    2011 - Strincevich, Nick





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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4476 on: November 12, 2017, 12:51:06 am »

    On November 12 in Baseball History...

    1920 - Owners unanimously elect Kenesaw Mountain Landis chairman for seven years. Landis accepts, but only as sole commissioner with final authority over the players and owners, while remaining a federal judge (with his $7,500 federal salary deducted from the baseball salary of $50,000). The selection of the tough-minded jurist is seen as a move by the owners to restore the public's faith in the national pastime after being tarnished by the 1919 World Series scandal, a transgression that involved eight White Sox players who were paid off by professional g@mblers to throw the Fall Classic against Cincinnati.

    1923 - Giant manager John McGraw trades outfielders Casey Stengel and Bill Cunningham along with shortstop Dave Bancroft to the Braves for pitchers Joe Oeschger and Bill Southworth.

    1936 - Following the death of Phil Ball, wealthy owner of the St. Louis Browns, his estate sells the team to a syndicate headed by Donald L. Barnes and William O. DeWitt. As the new owners of Sportsman's Park, they announce their intention to install lights and bring night baseball to the American League.

    1940 - Unwilling to yield to the players' demands during the season, Alva Bradley finally fires Indian manager Oscar Vitt and replaces him with Roger Peckinpaugh. It is Peckinpaugh's second time as Cleveland's field boss.

    1952 - Philadelphia A's hurler Bobby Shantz (24-7, 2.48) is named as American League MVP by the baseball writers. The 27-year old southpaw, who is named first on 16 of the 20 writers' ballots, easily outdistances the runners-up Allie Reynolds and Mickey Mantle.

    1955 - Fred Hutchinson replaces Harry Walker as the Cardinal manager. With the departure of 'the Hat', the National League for the first time in its history will not have a player-manager in the circuit.

    1958 - Yankees right-hander Bob Turley, the World Series Most Valuable Player, wins the Cy Young Award edging out runner-up Warren Spahn of Milwaukee by one vote. 'Bullet Bob' posted a 2.97 ERA while compiling a 21-7 record and won another two games for New York in the Fall Classic.

    1959 - White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox wins the American League's Most Valuable Player award. Teammates Luis Aparicio and Early Wynn finish second and third in the voting.

    1969 - Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew, who led the league with 49 home runs, 140 RBI, and a .430 on-base percentage, is voted American League Most Valuable Player.

    1975 - Tom Seaver of the Mets wins his third Cy Young Award. He led the National League with 22 wins, notched 243 strikeouts, and had a 2.38 ERA.

    1980 - Baltimore's Steve Stone, who led the American League in wins with a 25-7 record, edges Oakland's Mike Norris for the American League Cy Young Award.

    1986 - Red Sox right-hander Roger Clemens (24-4, 2.48) becomes only the second American League pitcher to unanimously win the Cy Young Award. Denny McLain was the first to accomplish the feat in 1968.

    1996 - Toronto's Pat Hentgen edges Andy Pettitte of the Yankees for the Cy Young Award in the closest American League voting since 1972 when Gaylord Perry topped Wilbur Wood by six points. Hentgen (20-10), the major league leader in complete games, outpoints Pettitte (21-8) by the narrow margin of 110-104. Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera finishes third in the voting and receives one first-place vote.

    1997 - Ken Griffey, Jr. becomes the ninth unanimous pick for American League Most Valuable Player. Griffey hit .304 for Seattle, led the American League with 56 homers, and finished first in the majors with 147 RBI. He receives all 28 first-place votes and 392 points in balloting to become the first unanimous American League pick since Frank Thomas in 1993, and the 13th unanimous selection overall.

    2001 - One year after playing Class-A ball, Albert Pujols (.329, 37, 130) is named the National League Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA. The Cardinal freshman set NL rookie marks RBIs for (130), total bases (360) and extra-base hits (88) and falls one home run shy of tying the National League rookie record of 38 established by Frank Robinson in 1956 as a member of the Reds.

    2001 - Although disappointed in not winning the award unanimously, Mariners outfielder Ichiro, who led the circuit in hitting, is named the American League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria (Ohio) Chronicle-Telegram voted for C.C. Sabathia (17-4) as his top choice citing the nine years of professional experience in Japan made Ichiro less of a rookie than 21-year old Indian hurler.

    2002 - Miguel Tejada, who receives 356 points from the Baseball Writers' Association, including 21 first-place votes of the 28 cast, is selected as the American League's Most Valuable Player. The A's shortstop joins countrymen Sammy Sosa and George Bell as Dominican Republic natives to win the award.

    2007 - In the closest election since the current method was initiated in 1980 - 5 points for 1st; 3 points for second; 1 point for third, the Baseball Writers' Association of America selects Ryan Braun as the National League Rookie of the Year. By a margin of just two points, the Brewers' third baseman edges Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who was listed first on more than half of the BBWAA ballots.

    2007 - Dustin Pedroia (.317, 8, 50) becomes the sixth Red Sox player and the first to win the American League Rookie of the Year since Nomar Garciaparra was selected in 1997. The 5'9" second baseman, who is listed first on 24 of the 28 BBWAA ballots, easily outdistances Rays outfielder Delmon Young (.288, 13, 93).

    2008 - Receiving 27 of the 28 first-place votes cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Joe Maddon easily wins the American League Manager of the Year award. The Rays skipper, who succeeded Lou Piniella in 2006, this year's NL's choice for the honor, led Tampa Bay to a pennant after the team posted the worst record (66-96) in baseball last season.

    2008 - Lou Piniella wins the National League Manager of the Year award after leading the Cubs to the postseason for the second consecutive season. The fiery skipper also won the AL honor in 1995 and 2001 while managing in Seattle.

    2008 - The A's acquire Matt Holliday (.321, 25, 88) from the Rockies in exchange for former Rookie-of-the Year reliever Huston Street, southpaw starter Greg Smith and highly touted outfield prospect Carlos Gonzalez. The 28 year-old All-Star left fielder, who can become a free agent at the end of the season, was unable to come to terms with Colorado on a long term contract.

    2011 - In recognition of his contributions to the Boys & Girl Clubs in both Philadelphia and his native Hawaii, Shane Victorino, the recipient of the 2011 Branch Rickey Award, is inducted as the 20th member of the Baseball Humanitarians Hall of Fame. The Phillies' center fielder, through his foundation, has pledged more than $900,000 to renovate the 105-year-old Nicetown Boys & Girls Club, located in an impoverished section of Philadelphia, into the centerpiece of the organization's twelve facilities in the city.

    2012 - Mike Trout (.326, 30, 83), the BBWAA's unanimous selection as the Rookie of the Year, surpasses Lou Whitaker (1978 Tigers) by three months and five days to become the youngest American League player to be honored with the award. The 21-year-old Angel center fielder joins Evan Longoria (2008 Rays), Nomar Garciaparra (1997 Red Sox), Derek Jeter (1996 Yankees), Tim Salmon (1993 Angels), Sandy Alomar Jr. (1990 Indians), Mark McGwire (1987 A's) and Carlton Fisk (1972 Red Sox) as the only other unanimous AL winners.

    2012 - Bryce Harper becomes the second youngest player to be selected as the National League Rookie of the Year, being 24 days older than Doc Gooden when the Mets right-hander won the award in 1984. The 20 year-old center fielder is first Nationals player to win a BBWAA postseason award since the franchise moved from Montreal to Washington in 2005.

    2013 - Clint Hurdle becomes the second Buc skipper, joining Jim Leyland (1990, ’92) to be selected as the National League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA, after guiding the 94-68 Pirates to the Wild Card and their first winning season since 1992. The Pittsburgh pilot was named first on 25 of 30 writers' ballots, easily out-distancing runner-ups Don Mattingly of the Dodgers and the Braves' Fredi Gonzalez for the award.

    2013 - Terry Francona, who never received a first-place vote for the award after guiding Boston to two World Championships in his eight seasons with the club, is named the American League’s Manager of the Year by the BBWAA. The Indian skipper, who helped the much-improved Wild Card Tribe reach the playoffs for the first time in six years, receives 15 of the 30 writers’ first-place votes, with John Farrell of the Red Sox finishing second, having his name on the top of a dozen ballots.

   2015 - The Atlanta Braves signed A.J. Pierzynski as a free agent.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves traded Andrelton Simmons and Jose Briceno to the Anaheim Angels in exchange for Erick Aybar, Sean Newcomb, Chris Ellis and cash.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 12...

    1858 - Gleason, Bill
    1861 - Humphries, John
    1867 - DeMiller, Harry
    1868 - Ryan, Jack
    1875 - Raymer, Fred
    1876 - Graham, Moonlight
    1876 - Killian, Ed
    1876 - Salisbury, Bill
    1886 - Goodwin, Clyde
    1887 - Froelich, Ben
    1888 - Leonard, Elmer
    1889 - McDermott, Red
    1891 - Mays, Carl
    1900 - Merritt, Herm
    1906 - Evans, Red

    1913 - Lillard, Gene
    1914 - Dickman, Emerson
    1922 - Reed, Billy
    1924 - Hansen, Andy
    1926 - Johnson, Don

    1927 - Hanebrink, Harry
    1936 - Hoerner, Joe
    1941 - Blanco, Damaso
    1943 - Schmelz, Al
    1947 - Bryant, Ron
    1950 - Bochte, Bruce
    1956 - Davis, Jody
    1960 - Hill, Donnie

    1961 - Gagne, Greg
    1962 - Tejada, Wilfredo
    1962 - Reed, Jeff
    1964 - Thurman, Gary
    1964 - Otto, Dave
    1967 - Harris, Donald
    1967 - Small, Mark
    1968 - Knorr, Randy
    1968 - Sosa, Sammy

    1972 - Bush, Homer
    1973 - Smart, J.D.
    1978 - Heilman, Aaron
    1983 - Morton, Charlie
    1984 - Jimenez, Cesar
    1987 - Leake, Mike
    1989 - Nieto, Adrian

    1990 - Ozuna, Marcell
    1991 - Strahm, Matt
    1992 - Taylor, Ben
    1993 - Hawkins, Courtney

    Baseball Deaths on November 12...

    1903 - Gilbert, John
    1916 - Roach, Mike
    1916 - Foley, Will
    1923 - Polhemus, Mark
    1937 - Veach, Peek-A-Boo
    1938 - Harrington, Andy
    1940 - Quinn, Joe
    1941 - Koob, Ernie
    1955 - Crane, Sam
    1962 - Smith, Harvey
    1963 - Connolly, Ed
    1964 - Hutchinson, Fred
    1965 - Gregg, Dave
    1966 - Loan, Mike
    1967 - Carlyle, Cleo
    1968 - Schirick, Dutch
    1978 - Elsh, Roy

    1978 - Shears, George
    1978 - Boyle, Buzz
    1982 - Michaels, Cass

    1985 - Walsh, Augie
    1986 - Stone, Rocky
    1990 - Walsh, Junior
    1993 - Dickey, Bill
    1993 - Scott, Le Grant





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« Reply #4477 on: November 13, 2017, 12:15:47 am »

    On November 13 in Baseball History...

    1899 - The National League announces starting next season there will be two umpires working each game.

    1931 - Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert buys the International League's Newark franchise. The Bears will be very successful and will send many players to the Bronx.

    1934 - Bucky Harris, who managed the 1924 and 1925 American League champion Senators, is hired back by Washington to replace youthful Joe Cronin, who has been sold to Boston.

    1951 - Lefty O'Doul's All-Stars, including Joe DiMaggio, Ferris Fain, and Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to a Pacific League All-Star team. This is only the second time since 1922 that an American professional team has lost to Japan, and the first time to professional players.

    1958 - Mayor Robert Wagner of New York announces preliminary plans for a third major league. Chairman William Shea, of what will become the Continental League, says it is apparent that the National League is going to ignore New York City. He implies that the new league will be free to raid major-league rosters.

    1965 - At the beginning of his induction speech at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Branch Rickey mumbles to the audience before collapsing over the podium, "I don't believe I'm going to be able to speak any longer." The 83-year old baseball executive, who suffered a massive heart attack on stage, will remain unconscious while in intensive care at Boone County Memorial Hospital in Columbia, Missouri before dying three weeks later.

    1967 - Following a meeting of National League owners, president Warren Giles says the league will not stand in the way of American League expansion to Seattle and Kansas City.

    1968 - Bob Gibson (22-9, 268 strikeouts, 1.12 ERA) edges Pete Rose (.335, 42 doubles) to win the National League Most Valuable Player award.

    1974 - Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award with a .312 BA, 21 home runs, and 111 RBI.

    1978 - The Yankees sign pitcher Luis Tiant as a free agent to a two-year $875,000 contract.

    1979 - For the first time in history, two players share the Most Valuable Player Award. The National League co-winners are Willie Stargell, the spiritual leader of the Pirates, who batted .281 with 32 home runs, and Cardinals first baseman Keith Hernandez, who led the National League in runs (116), doubles (48), and batting (.344).

    1984 - Ryne Sandberg wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award, becoming the first Cub to do so since Ernie Banks in 1959. Sandberg hit .314 with 19 home runs and 32 stolen bases and led the National League in runs (114) and triples (19).

    1987 - Former team manager and broadcaster Jim Frey is named the Cubs' Director of Baseball Operations. The skipper of the 1984 Chicago squad that won the NL East title, Frey's first major move will be to name Don Zimmer, a longtime friend, as field boss.

    1989 - After 16 years with the same team, Jim Rice is released by the Red Sox. The Boston outfielder retires from the game with a career .298 average with 382 home runs.

    1990 - Oakland's Bob Welch wins the American League Cy Young Award. His 27 wins were the most in the majors since Steve Carlton in 1972.

    1995 - Reds' shortstop Barry Larkin wins the National League's Most Valuable Player award, with Colorado outfielder Dante Bichette and Atlanta right-hander Greg Maddux as the runners-up in a close election. The Cincinnati infielder, the first shortstop since Maury Wills in 1962 to cop the prestigous prize, provided excellent defense and batted .319 to help his team to capture the NL West Division.

    1996 - Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is the fourth unanimous winner of the National League Most Valuable Player. The slick-fielding Caminiti set team records for home runs (40), RBI (130), and slugging percentage (.621), while leading the Padres to the National League West title for the first time since 1984.

    1997 - Colorado outfielder Larry Walker is named National League Most Valuable Player, becoming the first Canadian in either league to win the honor. Walker, who hit .366 with 49 homers and 130 RBI, caps off a big week for Canada. Earlier in the week, Roger Clemens of Toronto and Pedro Martinez of Montreal each won the Cy Young Award.

    1998 - The ball thrown by Red Sox hurler hurler Howard Ehmke and hit by Babe Ruth for the first home run hit in Yankee Stadium is sold at an auction for $126,500 ($110,000 bid + 15% commission). Mark Scala found the 1923 historic ball in the attic of his grandmother's home several years ago.

    2000 - Becoming the first pitcher to win the American League Cy Young award unanimously in consecutive years, Red Sox hurler Pedro Martinez (18-6,1.74) has copped the 'top pitcher' honor three of the last four seasons.

    2001 - Randy Johnson (21-6, 2.49, 372) wins his fourth Cy Young Award, his third straight as a member of the Diamondbacks. The 'Big Unit', who also won the honor in 1995 with the Mariners, is the second pitcher to win three consecutive Cy Young awards joining Greg Maddux who won four in a row from 1992-95.

    2002 - The Giants select former Expo veteran skipper Felipe Alou to replace Dusty Baker as their new manager. The 67-year-old Dominican Republic native compiled a 691-717 record during his ten years at the helm with Montreal and was selected as the National League Manager of the Year in the 1994 strike-shortened season.

    2003 - Eric Gagne, who saved 55 consecutive games for the Dodgers, becomes the ninth reliever to win a Cy Young Award. The runner up is Jason Schmidt of the Giants, the pitcher with the NL’s best won-lost percentage (17-4, 77%) and who also had an ERA of 2.34 to lead the circuit.

    2003 - MLB announces that the drug screens taken during the past baseball season tested positive in 5-to-7 percent of the 1,438 samples provided by the players. The results will set into motion a mandatory testing program for performance-enhancing drugs with punitive consequences for failure for the first time in baseball history.

    2006 - Three of the top four National League vote-getters for Rookie of the Year Honors finishers are Marlins teammates. Florida shortstop Hanley Ramirez, in an extremely tight race, edges Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and teammates second baseman Dan Uggla and hurler Josh Johnson.

    2006 - The Mets stage a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the construction of the 45,000-seat ballpark which will replace Shea Stadium in 2009. The new $800 million ballpark, named CitiField in association with Citigroup Inc., will be reminiscent of Ebbets Field and will feature a statue of Jackie Robinson in a rotunda which will be named after the immortal Brooklyn Dodger infielder.

    2006 - Tigers right-hander Jason Verlander (17-9, 3.63) cops the AL Rookie of the Year award receiving 26 of a possible 28 first place votes cast by the BBWAA. The 23-year old hard-throwing hurler becomes the first starting pitcher to win the freshman award since Yankee newcomer Dave Righetti accomplished the feat in 1981.

    2007 - Given their postseason match-ups of the CYA candidates, many baseball observers are surprised C.C. Sabathia (19-7, 3.21) is selected over Red Sox ace Josh Beckett (20-7, 3.27) for the American League Cy Young Award by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. In the ALCS, the 27-year old Indian southpaw faced Beckett twice and lost each time, but voting is done at the end of the regular season.

    2008 - Cliff Lee (22-3, 2.54) receives 24 of 28 first-place votes from the BBWAA to win the American League Cy Young award. Joining Gaylord Perry (1972) and C. C. Sabathia (2007), the 30 year-old southpaw becomes the third Indian hurler to cop the honor.

    2008 - In a five-player trade with the White Sox, the Yankees obtained Nick Swisher and Triple A right-hander Kaneoka Texeira in exchange for pitching prospects Jeff Marquez and Jhonny Nunez, as well as infielder Wilson Betemit. The Bronx Bombers plan to use the flexible 27-year old switch hitter to replace departing first baseman Jason Giambi, but could be moved to the outfield if the team acquires a big name free agent to play first.

    2008 - With a year left on his contract, Ron Gardenhire agrees to a two-year extension to remain as the Twins skipper through 2001. The 51-year-old manager, who replaced Tom Kelly in 2002, has compiled a 622-512 record during his seven-year tenure in Minnesota winning four division titles with the small market team.

    2010 - During an auction at the Louisville Slugger Museum, the winning bid for the ball Yankee slugger Babe Ruth hit for his 702nd career home run is $264,500, three times the estimated price. The historic horsehide, hit at Chicago's Comiskey Park in 1934 off Ted Lyons, had been passed down by three generations of a Minnesota family before being made available to the public.

    2010 - The Marlins send outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Padres for Edward Mujica and Ryan Webb, who are both right-handed relievers. The 23-year-old outfielder, the 10th overall pick in 2005, was traded by Detroit two years later in a major multiplayer Winter Meeting deal that included Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis.

    2012 - Bob Melvin, for the second time in his career, is selected as the Manager of the Year when the Baseball Writers' Association of America name him first on 16 of 28 ballots to narrowly outpoint Buck Showalter of the Orioles, 116-108. The Oakland skipper, the National League's BBWAA managerial award recipient in 2007 with the Diamondbacks, guided the A's to the American League West title before losing Game 5 in the ALCS to Detroit.

    2012 - Davey Johnson, who led the Nationals to the most victories in the major leagues with a record of 98-64, is selected as the National League Manager of the Year, easily outdistancing runners-ups Dusty Baker of the Reds and Bruce Bouchy of the Giants, when he receives 23 of the 32 first-place votes cast by the writers. The 69-year old field, honored by the BBWAA in 1997 for his managerial efforts with the Orioles, joins Bobby Cox (Blue Jays, Braves), Tony La Russa (White Sox and A's, Cardinals), Lou Piniella (Mariners, Cubs), and Jim Leyland (Pirates,Tigers) as the fifth skipper to have won the award in both leagues.

    2013 - The Phillies announce the team has reached a two-year, $16 million deal with Marlon Byrd, who helped the Pirates reach the postseason for the first since 1992 by hitting .318 for after being traded by the Mets to the Bucs at the end of August. Last offseason, the 36 year-old outfielder signed a minor league contract with New York, emerging as one of the team’s few offensive assets before being dealt to Pittsburgh along with John Buck for two minor league prospects.

    2013 - Max Scherzer is selected by the BBWAA as the American League's Cy Young Award winner, receiving 28 of 30 writers’ first place votes to finish ahead of Ranger ace Yu Darvish and Mariner starter Hisashi Iwakuma. The 29 year-old Tigers right-hander, who posted a 21-3 record with a 2.90 ERA in 32 starts for the pennant-winning club, joins Justin Verlander (2011), Denny McLain (1968-69) and Willie Hernandez (1984) as the fourth hurler to cop the prestigious pitching prize hurling for Detroit.

    2014 - Angels outfielder Mike Trout is the unanimous selection of the BBWAA for the American League's Most Valuable Player Award, after finishing as the writers' second choice during the previous two seasons to the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. The 23-year-old South Jersey native becomes the youngest unanimous MVP selection in baseball history.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 13...

    1860 - Myers, George
    1862 - Weihe, Podge
    1863 - Meegan, Pete
    1881 - Boucher, Al
    1882 - Midkiff, Ezra
    1884 - Daley, Tom
    1885 - Kreitz, Ralph

    1887 - Devore, Josh
    1888 - Harrington, Andy
    1889 - Stanley, Buck
    1894 - Neitzke, Ernie
    1895 - Steineder, Ray
    1895 - Dumont, George
    1901 - Clabaugh, Moose
    1903 - Rosenthal, SI
    1905 - Shoffner, Milt
    1908 - Kroner, John
    1909 - Garbark, Bob
    1911 - Mihalic, John
    1912 - Kampouris, Alex
    1912 - Price, Jackie
    1914 - Hallett, Jack

    1915 - Wilks, Ted
    1917 - Goulish, Nick
    1922 - Anderson, Andy
    1925 - Delsing, Jim

    1926 - Lembo, Steve
    1928 - Bilko, Steve
    1939 - Parker, Wes
    1941 - Stottlemyre, Mel
    1943 - Pfeil, Bobby
    1947 - Theodore, George
    1947 - Garber, Gene
    1951 - Harlow, Larry
    1952 - Sutton, John
    1958 - Petry, Dan
    1959 - Shipanoff, Dave
    1965 - Natal, Rob
    1968 - Hentgen, Pat
    1968 - Kiefer, Mark
    1969 - Beltran, Rigo
    1970 - Darensbourg, Vic

    1973 - Simontacchi, Jason
    1979 - Laird, Gerald
    1984 - Abreu, Tony
    1985 - Cabrera, Asdrubal
    1986 - Bell, Josh
    1986 - Miley, Wade
    1986 - Perez, Juan
    1986 - Price, Bryan
    1987 - Adleman, Tim
    1989 - Adams, Lane
    1989 - Frias, Carlos
    1990 - Devenski, Chrs
    1990 - Vizcaino, Arodys
    1992 - Gossett, Daniel

    Baseball Deaths on November 13...

    1884 - Sullivan, Bill
    1926 - Pearce, Frank
    1932 - Clark, Willie
    1942 - Hoffman, Izzy
    1943 - McPartlin, Frank
    1958 - Elder, Heinie
    1963 - Ruel, Muddy

    1964 - Lord, Bris
    1972 - Echols, Johnny
    1978 - Powers, Les
    1984 - Epps, Aubrey
    1986 - Webber, Les
    1986 - Upright, Dixie
    1992 - Wilborn, Claude
    1992 - Ostrowski, Johnny

    1992 - Shaner, Wally
    1996 - McCardell, Roger
    1997 - Weston, Al
    1997 - Thacker, Moe
    1998 - Wright, Al
    1999 - Goolsby, Ray
    2009 - Klimkowski, Ron
    2010 - Binks, George
    2014 - Dark, Alvin
    2017 - Doerr, Bobby
    2017 - Rivera, "Jungle Jim"




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« Reply #4478 on: November 14, 2017, 01:51:56 am »

    On November 14 in Baseball History...

    1946 - After finishing second to Yankees Joe DiMaggio (1941) and Joe Gordon (1942), Ted Williams (.342, 38, 123) wins the American League Most Valuable Player award. The Red Sox outfielder missed the last three seasons due to serving in the military during World War II.

    1956 - The Pirates threaten to move the franchise from Pittsburgh unless a new municipal stadium is built to replace Forbes Field. The second division club drew 949,878 fans, the fifth best total of the eight National League teams.

    1957 - The AP names Henry Aaron as the 1957 National League Most Valuable Player with 239 votes. Stan Musial is a close second with 230, and Red Schoendienst is third with 221.

    1961 - John Fetzer becomes the lone owner of the Tigers when he buys out the estate of Fred Knorr.

    1973 - Reggie Jackson wins the American League Most Valuable Player Award unanimously. The Oakland star led the league in runs (99), home runs (32), RBI (117), and slugging (.531). Jim Palmer is named the American League Cy Young winner.

    1979 - California's Don Baylor, who led the American League in runs and RBI, is named the league's Most Valuable Player.

    1979 - David Goltz, the first player to be selected by the maximum thirteen teams in the first round of the free agent draft, signs a six-year, three-million dollar contract with the Dodgers. The former Twins' pitcher (14-13, 4.16) will post a 9-19 record during his 2+ seasons with the club.

    1985 - The Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers, at the time the all-time major-league saves leader with 341.

    1986 - The Doubleday Publishing Company agrees to sell the World Champion Mets to Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon for $80.75 million. The company had purchased the Mets for a then-record $21.1 million in 1980.

    1988 - The Angels name Doug Rader as manager of the team. Rader had compiled a 155-200 (.437) record piloting the Rangers from 1982 to 1985.

    1989 - Padres reliever Mark Davis wins the National League Cy Young Award. He saved 44 games with a 1.85 ERA.

    1990 - Doug Drabek (22-6) wins the National League Cy Young Award, collecting 23 of a possible 24 first-place votes.

    1996 - Juan Gonzalez of Texas edges Seattle's Alex Rodriguez by three votes to win the American League Most Valuable Player. It is the tightest race for the award in the American League since 1960. Gonzalez batted .314 with 47 home runs and 144 RBI despite missing 28 games with an injury.

    2000 - Winning his second straight award and third of his career, the 'Big Unit' Randy Johnson (19-7, 2.64) of the Arizona Diamondbacks overwhelming wins the NL Cy Young Award.

    2001 - For the second time in his career, Seattle skipper Lou Piniella is named the American League Manager of the Year. 'Sweet Lou', the only person to appear on every ballot, guided the Mariners to an historical 116 victories which tied 1906 Cubs as the winningest team in major league history.

    2001 - Larry Bowa (86-76, .531) becomes the first Phillies manager to be named by the BBWAA as the National League Manager of the Year. In his first year at the helm, Philadelphia improves by 21 games finishing the season two games behind the first-place Atlanta.

    2006 - Brandon Webb (16-8, 3.10) garners 15 of the possible 32 BBWAA's first-place votes to win the NL Cy Young Award. The Diamondback right-hander, who had the fewest victories of any starter to ever win the prestigious pitching prize, beats out Padres closer Trevor Hoffman and Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter with Reds hurler Aaron Harang, who led the league in victories and strikeouts, not receiving one vote from the writers.

    2007 - Bob Melvin is named National League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The Diamondbacks skipper, who led the club to a league-best 90 victories, also was selected by his fellow managers for the same honor in The Sporting News poll.

    2007 - Eric Wedge becomes the first Indians skipper to be selected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America as the American League Manager of the Year. The 39-year-old skipper led the Tribe to the AL Central title compiling a 96-66 record in the regular season.

    2007 - Major League Baseball announces the World champion Red Sox will take on the A's in the 2008 season opener at the Tokyo Dome scheduled for March 25. The Opening Day game will mark the third time the regular major league season has started in Japan.

    2007 - Only a few hours after Alex Rodriguez confirms on his website he has spoken directly with the Steinbrenner family reports start to surface that the Yankees and their third baseman are close to a multi-year deal that would be worth as much as $290 million. The move is seen, in part, as an attempt to soften the harsh criticism incurred when A-Rod, through his agent Scott Boras, announced his decision to opt out of his contract with the team during Game 4 of the World Series.

    2010 - A Santa Barbara father-son sports collectors team pays $575,912 for the bat that Kirk Gibson used to hit his dramatic World Series Game 1 home run in 1988. The winning bid was the second-highest sale price ever for a baseball bat, topped only by the $1.265 million paid in 2004 for a Babe Ruth signed bat, which was used by the 'Bambino' to hit the first home run at Yankee Stadium.

    2011 - Craig Kimbrel unanimously wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. The Braves' right-handed closer, who struck out 127 batters in 77 innings, set a major league record for saves by a rookie with 46.

    2011 - Former Red Sox reliever Jonathan Papelbon agrees to a four-year, $50 million free-agent deal to finish games for the Phillies. The contract is the richest ever signed by a closer, surpassing B.J. Ryan's five-year, $47 million pact with the Blue Jays.

    2011 - Mike Matheny is named to succeed Tony La Russa, who retired as the manager of the Cardinals a few days after leading the Redbirds to a world championship. The 41-year old former minor league instructor, who served as a special assistant to general manager John Mozeliak, has no previous managerial experience.

    2012 - In one of the closest races to determine the American League Cy Young Award winner, Rays' southpaw David Price (20-5, 2.56) outpoints last year's recipient Tigers ace Justin Verlander (17-8, 2.64) by the slim margin of four points. The difference proves to be the one first-place vote given to the Tampa Bay left-hander's teammate, closer Fernando Rodney.

    2013 - For the second consecutive season, Miguel Cabrera (.344, 44, 137) is named the AL Most Valuable Player. The Detroit third baseman, who received 23 of 30 first place votes to finish ahead of Mike Trout and Chris Davis, joins Hal Newhouse (1944-45) and Hank Greenberg (1935, 1940) as the only players to win the prestigious award twice while playing for the Tigers.

    2013 - After leading the Pirates to their first postseason appearance since 1992, Andrew McCutchen (.317, 21, 84) is named the National League's Most Valuable Player. The Pittsburgh outfielder garners 28 of the writers' 30 first-place votes, easily outdistancing runners-up Diamondback first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and Cardinal catcher Yadier Molina for the MVP honor.

    2013 - The National College Baseball Hall of Fame announces that its new facility to be built in Lubbock, Texas will be named after George H.W. Bush, who was a first baseman and captain for Yale. The 41st president of the United States participated in the College World Series with the Bulldogs in 1947 and '48, the inaugural years of the collegiate national championship. 

    2014 - The Tigers come to terms on a $68 million, four-year deal with 35 year-old Victor Martinez, the team's designated hitter who finished second behind Mike Trout in the AL MVP balloting this year. The Detroit DH helped the team to capture its fourth straight AL Central title, hitting .335 with 32 home runs while driving 103 runs.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 14...

    1860 - Munyan, John
    1864 - Schomberg, Otto
    1876 - Howell, Harry
    1881 - Carisch, Fred
    1881 - Wallace, Jim
    1884 - Cocreham, Gene
    1885 - Lelivelt, Jack
    1896 - Sheridan, Red
    1898 - Willoughby, Claude
    1902 - Paulsen, Gil
    1929 - Piersall, Jim

    1932 - Kutyna, Marty
    1938 - Seale, Johnnie
    1941 - Sutherland, Darrell
    1943 - Lazar, Danny

    1953 - Andrew, Kim
    1954 - Hernandez, Willie
    1962 - Peters, Steve
    1966 - Schilling, Curt
    1967 - Wagner, Paul
    1968 - Bottenfield, Kent
    1973 - Rivera, Ruben
    1976 - Hamulack, Tim
    1978 - Nady, Xavier
    1979 - Sanchez, Duaner
    1980 - Tracey, Sean

    1982 - Castro, Angel
    1982 - Ni, Fu-Te
    1983 - Moscoso, Guillermo
    1983 - Thomas, Clete
    1989 - Galvis, Freddy
    1990 - Tomas, Yasmany
    1991 - Rodriguez, Joely
    1992 - Castro, Daniel
    1992 - Morris, Akeel
    1993 - Lindor, Francisco

    Baseball Deaths on November 14...

    1905 - Connor, John
    1915 - McGovern, Art
    1919 - Dailey, Vince
    1922 - Oberlander, Doc
    1924 - Quest, Joe
    1928 - Juul, Herb
    1929 - McGinnity, Joe
    1932 - Schmidt, Boss
    1937 - O'Connor, Jack
    1938 - Nunamaker, Les
    1940 - Clark, George
    1942 - Carroll, Scrappy
    1947 - Hoey, Jack
    1947 - Smith, Stub
    1949 - Clarke, Artie
    1956 - Hilley, Ed
    1958 - Owens, Jack
    1962 - Hoblitzel, Dick
    1963 - Melillo, Ski
    1965 - Walker, Dixie
    1968 - Sherdel, Bill
    1969 - Roberts, Curt
    1973 - Bailey, Gene
    1975 - Buckeye, Garland
    1976 - Baczewski, Fred
    1985 - Harstad, Oscar
    1985 - Nelson, Luke
    1987 - Lisenbee, Hod
    1996 - Baxes, Jim
    2000 - Gabrielson, Len
    2004 - Gonder, Jesse
    2006 , Smith, Al (umpire)
    2006 - Suder, Pete
    2010 - Bamberger, Hal
    2012 - Harris, Gail

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« Reply #4479 on: November 15, 2017, 12:04:02 am »

    On November 15 in Baseball History...

    1886 - The American Association's Red Stockings deal rookie catcher Jack Boyle and $400 to the Browns in exchange for outfielder Hugh Nicol. The transaction is the first recorded trade in major league history.

    1908 - Cuban pitcher Jose Mendez one-hits the visiting Reds, 1-0. During the remainder of the the 14-game barnstorming trip, the 21-year old Almendares right-hander will throw another seven shutout innings in relief in two weeks, and then four days after that tosses a second complete-game shutout, recording an amazing 25 consecutive scoreless innings against the first major league club to ever to play on the island.

    1933 - The Phillies and Cardinals swap catchers with hard-hitting Virgil Davis going to St. Louis and Jimmy Wilson being sent to the 'City of Brotherly Love'. Philadelphia makes the deal to have the former Redbird backstop become the team's player-manager, a position 'Ace' will hold for five seasons.

    1946 - Ted Williams is picked as the American League Most Valuable Player. A week later the National League names Stan Musial for the honor.

    1951 - Giant outfielder Willie Mays and Yankee infielder Gil McDougald are named as the Rookie of the Year in their respective leagues. Neither player was listed on their club's spring training rosters.

    1961 - Roger Maris, with a record-shattering 61 home runs, is voted American League Most Valuable Player with 202 votes to 198 for Mickey Mantle and 157 for Baltimore's Jim Gentile. Maris wins the award for the second consecutive year.

    1962 - The White Sox release 299-game winner Early Wynn enabling him make a deal with other clubs so he will have the opportunity to record his 300th career victory. Next July, at the age of 43, the right-hander will pitch the first five innings of a game for Cleveland reaching the milestone when the Indians down the Kansas City A's, 7-4.

    1962 - Don Drysdale wins the Cy Young Award, outpolling Jack Sanford with 14 of 18 votes.

    1967 - Triple Crown winner Carl Yastrzemski (.326, 44, 121), receiving 19 of 20 first-place votes, is selected by the BBWAA as the American League Most Valuable Player. With a writer putting the light-hitting infielder Cesar Tovar (.267, 6, 47) of the Twins on the top of his ballot, the 28-year old Red Sox outfielder is denied of being the unanimous choice for the award.

    1968 - Jim Bouton agrees to a one-year deal worth $22,000 to play for the expansion Pilots, who had purchased the right-hander from New York last month for $20,000 with his previous team agreeing to pick up $12,000 of the salary. The knuckleballer will use his tenure with the club, and the Astros after he is traded to Houston, to chronicle the 1969 season, along with stories from his Yankee years, in his groundbreaking book, Ball Four, a publication which will not endear him to the baseball community, especially with his former Bronx Bomber teammates.

    1972 - Dick Allen of the White Sox wins the American League Most Valuable Player Award by an overwhelming margin over Joe Rudi of the A's. Allen led the league in home runs (37), RBI (113), walks (99), and slugging average (.603).

    1978 - Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award, 320-194 over Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey. Parker had 30 home runs, 117 RBI, and league-leading figures in batting (.334), slugging average(.585), and total bases (340).

    1983 - Cal Ripken (.318, 27, 102) is named the American League's MVP, with teammate Eddie Murray and Chicago catcher Carlton Fisk also receiving first-place votes. The Orioles' infielder becomes the first player to win the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Award in consecutive years.

    1988 - Kirk Gibson is named the National League Most Valuable Player with Mets outfielders Darryl Strawberry and Kevin McReynolds also receiving first-place votes for the award. The Dodger World Series hero, who is the first MVP not to be named an all-star in the same season, batted .290 with 25 home runs and drove in 76 runs in a 150 games this season.

    1989 - Bret Saberhagen becomes the fourth pitcher ever to win the American League Cy Young Award twice, getting 27 of a possible 28 first-place votes for his 23-6, 2.16 ERA season. He also won the award in 1985.

    2000 - Jason Giambi (.333, 43, 137) wins the American League MVP Award edging out two-time winner White Sox first baseman Frank Thomas. The A's first baseman receives 14 of the 24 first-place ballots cast by the BBWAA.

    2001 - Yankee right hander Roger Clemens (20-3, 3.51 ERA) wins the Cy Young Award for an unprecedented sixth time (Red Sox -1986, '87, '91 and Blue Jays -1997, '98). The 'Rocket' becomes the first Pinstriper to win the award since 1978 when Ron Guidry copped the honor.

    2002 - Diamondbacks bench coach Bob Melvin is selected to be the Mariners' twelfth manager in franchise history. The 41-year-old former major league catcher is replacing Lou Piniella, who asked to be released from his contract to take a job closer to his home, will pilot the Devil Rays next season.

    2004 - Barry Bonds (.362, 45, 101), who is the only player to be the league's MVP more than three times, is named by BBWAA for a record seventh time, including an unprecedented fourth consecutive season. Winning the honor at the age of 40, the Giants' left-fielder surpasses Willie Stargell as the oldest player to win the award.

    2005 - The players' association and owners agree to toughen the current penalties (10 days-first offense, 30 days-second offense and 60 days for the third time) for the use of steroids using a 50-game suspension for a first offense, 100 games for a second and then lifetime ban for a third. The agreement also adds the much needed testing for amphetamines which will result with mandatory additional testing if the test is positive the first time, with a second offense drawing a 25-game suspension, and a third offense meaning an 80 game suspension.

    2005 - Alex Rodriguez wins the American League MVP Award for the second time in three seasons. The Yankees' third baseman edges out David Ortiz, the Red Sox DH, fueling the controversy that a designated hitter is not considered an all round player by many of the baseball writers who vote for the honor.

    2005 - Becoming the fourth manager in the team's brief history, Joe Maddon is selected by the Devil Rays to replace Lou Piniella. The former Angels bench coach believes, despite the club's poor record and having the lowest payroll in baseball, the young talent, based on his computer-generated analysis, can start a winning tradition in Tampa Bay.

    2006 - Six weeks after he is fired by the Marlins, Joe Girardi wins the NL Manager of the Year award when he receives 18 of 32 first-place votes in the BBWAA's balloting. The unemployed freshman skipper, who easily outpointed Willie Randolph of the the Mets for the honor, is the first manager of a losing team (78-84) to cop the award.

    2006 - Jim Leyland, who in his first year at the helm led the eventual AL champion Tigers to the their first winning season since 1993, is named the American League Manager of the Year. The veteran skipper receives 19 of 28 first-place of the writers' votes, easily outdistancing the Twins' Ron Gardenhire for the award.

    2007 - Accused of allegedly lying ago nearly four years to a grand jury about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, Barry Bonds is indicted by a San Francisco federal grand jury on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice. The former Giants slugging outfielder, who has broken many cherished home run baseball records, could be sentenced to a maximum of 30 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

    2007 - Joining Randy Jones (1976), Gaylord Perry (1978), and Mark Davis (1989), Jake Peavy (19-6, 2.54) becomes the fourth Padres pitcher to win the National League Cy Young Award. The 26-year-old right-hander, who led the senior circuit in wins, ERA and strike outs with 240 K's, is the unanimous choice of the BBWAA being named first on all 32 of the writers' ballots.

    2010 - Returning to the organization that gave him his professional start, Ryne Sandberg is hired to manage the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Phillies. The diplomatic Hall of Fame second baseman, a finalist to replace Lou Piniella as the Cubs manager, decided it would be in the best interest of everyone involved not to continue managing in the Chicago minor league system.

    2010 - Buster Posey becomes the sixth catcher, joining Johnny Bench (1968), Earl Williams (1971), Benito Santiago (1987), Mike Piazza (1993) and Geovany Soto (2008) to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The 23-year old Giants backstop, who started the season in Triple-A, batted .305 along with 18 home runs and 67 RBIs playing in 108 games with the eventual World Champions.

    2010 - Ranger reliever Neftali Feliz becomes the second player in franchise history to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award, joining Mike Hargrove, who copped the honor in 1974. The 22-year old closer set a freshman record with 40 saves while finishing the most games in the league.

    2010 - The Phillies and Jose Contreras agree to a $5.5 million, two-year deal that will keep the 38-year-old right-hander in Philadelphia. The one-time starter played a key role as a reliever for the NL East champions posting a 6-4 record along with four saves in 67 appearances in his first season in the bullpen.

    2010 - The Reds and Ramon Hernandez agree to a one-year, $3 million deal. The 34-year old catcher started in 85 games behind the plate last season, and along with Ryan Hanigan and Corky Miller, was part of a trio that lead the National League backstops with 168 hits and a .296 batting average.

    2010 - Replacing John Russell, Clint Hurdle becomes the Pirates' sixth manager since 1992, their last winning season. The The 53-year-old skipper, who managed the Rockies to the National League pennant in 2007, inherits a team that lost 105 games last season and that has averaged 97 losses over the last six campaigns.

    2011 - Justin Verlander (24-5, 2.40) is selected as the unanimous winner of the American League Cy Young award. The 28-year old Tiger right-hander, who captured the circuit's pitching triple crown, leading the AL in victories, earned run average and strikeouts, easily outdistances runners-up that include L.A.'s Jered Weaver, Tampa Bay's James Shields, the New York's C. C. Sabathia.

    2012 - Buster Posey (.306, 24, 103), whose 2011 season ended with a severe injury after a horrific collision with a runner at home plate, wins the National League MVP Award. The Giant catcher is the 21st MVP to also be previously named the Rookie of the Year, an award the backstop copped in 2010.

    2012 - The Baseball Writers' Association of America selects Miguel Cabrera (.330, 44, 139) as the American League's Most Valuable Player. The Tigers' third baseman, the first Triple Crown winner since 1967, receives 22 out of the 28 writer's first-place votes, easily outpointing Angels outfielder Mike Trout, the circuit's Rookie of the Year.

    2014 - Four Japanese hurlers combine to hurl a no-hitter, beating a team consisting of six major league All-Stars, 4-0. The victory, the first no-hitter in the Japan All-Star Series when Randy Johnson and Chuck Finley combined on a hitless game in 1990, clinches the series for the host country for the first time in 24 years.

    2015 - Commissioner Bud Selig announces Petco Park will be the site of the All-Star Game in 2016, making it the first time that the same league will play host in consecutive seasons since Pittsburgh's PNC Park and San Francisco's AT&T Park were the venues in 2006-07. This will be the third Midsummer Classic held in San Diego, following 1978 and 1992 contests played at Jack Murphy Stadium.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 15...

    1855 - Foley, Will
    1856 - Loftus, Tom
    1862 - Long, Jim
    1871 - Childs, Pete
    1873 - Kemmer, Bill
    1880 - Jasper, Hi

    1881 - Schulte, Jack
    1884 - Kelly, Red

    1885 - Ward, Hap
    1887 - Craig, George
    1888 - Ragan, Pat

    1888 - Daringer, Rolla
    1894 - Leonard, Joe
    1895 - Ellison, Babe
    1898 - Jones, Broadway
    1901 - Dobb, John

    1901 - Roser, Bunny
    1902 - Partridge, Jay
    1904 - Cox, George

    1906 - Rye, Gene
    1912 - Carson, Kit
    1913 - Judy, Lyle
    1913 - Larsen, Swede
    1914 - Livingston, Mickey
    1914 - Van Robays, Maurice
    1916 - Ostrowski, Joe
    1916 - Byrnes, Milt
    1928 - Roy, Normie
    1928 - Bell, Gus
    1930 - Bevan, Hal
    1935 - Smith, Jack
    1937 - Webster, Ray
    1937 - Farley, Bob

    1951 - Gonzalez, Orlando
    1952 - Donohue, Tom
    1955 - Niemann, Randy

    1955 - Breining, Fred
    1960 - Luecken, Rick
    1961 - Payne, Mike
    1964 - Irvine, Daryl
    1967 - Borbon, Pedro
    1971 - Jackson, Ryan
    1971 - Steverson, Todd

    1973 - Gryboski, Kevin
    1974 - Cubillan, Darwin
    1976 - Jones, Greg
    1979 - Stephens, John
    1982 - Head, Jerad
    1983 - Hansen, Craig
    1985 - Below, Duane
    1988 - Rowen, Ben
    1991 - Brown, Trevor
    1992 - Bundy, Dylan
    1992 - Story, Trevor

    Baseball Deaths on November 15...

    1913 - McFarland, Monte
    1922 - O'Neil, Denny
    1928 - Dorman, Charlie

    1929 - Nash, Billy
    1934 - Reilly, Barney

    1939 - Richardson, Tom
    1941 - Karns, Bill
    1942 - Gunson, Joe
    1948 - Wagner, Joe
    1950 - McAleese, Jack

    1958 - Riconda, Harry
    1959 - Smith, Klondike
    1960 - Gordinier, Ray
    1969 - Southworth, Billy
    1973 - Todt, Phil
    1979 - Ash, Ken
    1979 - Klieman, Ed

    1981 - Macko, Steve
    1983 - Grimm, Charlie
    1985 - Stephenson, Riggs
    1991 - Franklin, Jack
    2002 - Freed, Ed
    2003 - Battey, Earl

    2007 - Nuxhall, Joe
    2010 - Kirkpatrick, Ed
    2015 - Castillo, Carmelo
    2015 - Genovese, George
    2016 - Addis, Bob






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« Reply #4480 on: November 16, 2017, 12:01:10 am »

    On November 16 in Baseball History...

    1912 - In failing health, Giants president John T. Brush dies in his private car aboard a train en route to California. Harry Hempstead, his son in-law, will take over the club.

    1960 - National League batting champion Dick Groat is named league Most Valuable Player, outpolling Pirates teammate Don Hoak 276-162.

    1961 - The circular Mets logo, designed by sports cartoonist Ray Gatto is unveiled. The design, which represents all five boroughs with various symbols, is blue and orange, the team colors of the Dodgers and Giants, the franchises which left the 'Big Apple' and moved to the West Coast leaving New York without a National League representative.

    1962 - Braves' general manager John McHale and six other investors buy the team from Lou Perini. William Bartholomay, an insurance executive, will be chairman of the board.

    1966 - Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named Most Valuable Player in the National League. He edges Sandy Koufax by ten votes.

    1966 - The Dodgers finish their tour of Japan with the worst results ever compiled by an American big league team. The team loses the last four games of the trip, returning to the West Coast with a mediocre 9-8-1 record against their Japanese opponents.

    1976 - The Angels acquire Don Baylor as a free agent. The Austin, Texas native, who played with the A's last season after being dealt by the Orioles in the Reggie Jackson trade, will become the first Angel to win the MVP Award (1979) until Vladimir Guerrero cops the honor in 2004.

    1977 - Rod Carew wins the American League Most Valuable Player award. The Twins first baseman led the league in runs (128), hits (239), triples (16), and batting average (.388).

    1979 - Former Red and Expo Tony Perez signs as a re-entry free agent with the Red Sox. The future Hall of Famer will spend three seasons in Boston compiling a .266 batting average while appearing in 304 games.

    1988 - Jose Canseco, who led the circuit in homers, RBIs, and slugging percentage, is the unanimous choice of the BBWAA for the MVP of the American League. The A's right fielder is the first player to be selected unanimously since Oakland outfielder Reggie Jackson was chosen by the writers in 1973.

    1989 - Kevin Bass, who batted .300 for the Astros last season, signs as a free agent with the National League champion Giants. The 30-year old outfielder will hit .249 during his three seasons with San Francisco.

    1995 - Boston slugger Mo Vaughn (.300, 39, 126), taking 12 first-place votes, wins the American League Most Valuable Player award, edging Cleveland's Albert Belle in the BBWAA voting, 308-301. The Red Sox first baseman becomes the eighth player in franchise history to win the award.

    1998 - Toronto's Roger Clemens becomes the first pitcher to win five Cy Young Awards when he is named the American League's top pitcher.

    2000 - Jeff Kent (334, 33, 125) outpoints teammate Barry Bonds to become the National League's MVP. The Giants' infielder becomes the first second baseman to win the honor since Ryne Sandberg of the Cubs won the award in 1984.

    2001 - In a four-page decision, Hennepin County District Judge Harry Seymour Crump rules the Twins must continue to play the home portion of their games at the Metrodome next season and prohibits Twins owner Carl Pohlad from selling the team unless the new owner also agrees to play next season's games in the team's current ball park. The lower court decision, which is likely to be appealed, is the result of MLB's decision to contract two teams, one of which is likely to be Minnesota.

    2002 - After piloting the Giants for ten years and winning this season's National League pennant, Dusty Baker inks a four-year deal to manage the Cubs. Chicago, an organization which hasn't been to the World Series since 1945, made it clear the 53-year old three-time NL Manager of the Year was the team's first choice to the lead the way.

    2002 - The New York Yankees and the Yomiuri Giants sign an agreement to form a working relationship. Being the most successful teams in their respective leagues, the organizations hope to establish scouting and marketing ties which will benefit both teams.

    2004 - Receiving 21 of the 28 first-place votes, Vladimir Guerrero (.337, 39, 126) wins the 2004 American League's MVP Award. The 28-year old former Expo outfielder signed as a free agent with the Angels, after the Mets refused to guarantee his salary based on advice from their medical staff.

    2005 - In a close vote, the Baseball Writers' Association of America selects Albert Pujols (.330, 41,117) as the National League’s MVP. The Cardinal first baseman outpoints Braves’ center fielder Andruw Jones, 378-351.

    2006 - The Nationals name Manny Acta as the new manager of the team, replacing 71-year-old Frank Robinson - the oldest pilot in baseball. The 37-year-old Dominican, who served as the Mets' third-base coach for the last two seasons, is now the youngest skipper in the majors.

    2007 - Scott Boras's reputation takes another hit when free agent Kenny Rogers, formerly with the Tigers, informs big league teams that he has dismissed his agent and is now representing himself in contract talks. Earlier in the week, another client, Alex Rodriguez reached out to the Yankees to start negotiations without his involvement.

    2007 - After a five-year departure to play for the Mets, Tom Glavine returns to the Braves, agreeing to an $8 million, one year deal. The 41-year old southpaw, a two-time Cy Young winner with the team, left Atlanta in 2002, after negotiations as a free agent became acrimonious with team president Stan Kasten.

    2009 - Chris Coghlan edges Phillies right-hander J.A. Happ, the only player named on all 32 ballots, to become the third Marlin in franchise history, along with Dontrelle Willis (2003) and Hanley Ramirez (2006), to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The 24-year old leadoff hitter, a second baseman in the minors, hit .321 in 128 games playing mostly left field after being called up in May.

    2009 - Andrew Bailey is named the American League Rookie of the Year, the eighth A’s player in franchise history to cop the honor. The 25-year-old right-handed closer, after struggling in Double-A as a minor league starter last season, compiled 26 saves with a 1.84 ERA for Oakland.

    2009 - Wally Backman is hired by the Mets to manage the Brooklyn Cyclones, their farm team in the New York-Penn League. The team's new skipper, who played a key role with the 1986 World Series championship club, had been given the Diamondbacks job in November of 2004, but was fired shortly after the New York Times revealed the former second baseman had been arrested twice and had financial difficulties.

    2010 - The Marlins deal Dan Uggla to the Braves for infielder Omar Infante and left-hander Mike Dunn. Atlanta's acquisition of two-time All-Star second baseman, who hit .287 with 33 homers and 105 RBIs last season, could be a signal the team is uncertain about Chipper Jones' status for next year after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee.

    2010 - Roy Halladay joins Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Gaylord Perry as the fifth pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues. The Phillies right-hander, obtained as a free agent in the off-season, unanimously cops the National League honor after posting a 21-10 record along with a 2.44 ERA during the major-league leading 250.2 innings he hurled this season.

    2011 - Joe Maddon wins the American League Manager of the Year Award for the second time after guiding the Rays to a 91-71 record. Thanks to Boston's late-season collapse, Tampa Bay overcame a nine-game deficit at the beginning of September to win the American League Wild Card.

    2011 - In his first full season as a skipper, Kirk Gibson is named the National League's manager of the year. The 54-year-old field boss, who received 28 of the 32 first-place votes from the writers, led the Diamondbacks to a run-away NL Western Division title with a 94-68 record.

    2012 - At Busch Stadium, the Cardinals unveil a jersey that for the first time in eight decades will feature the words "St. Louis” in script on the front. The Redbirds also announce team will wear red hats on the road instead of navy and their logo will have more-detailed cardinals on the bat.

    2012 - The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum announces the winners of its Legacy Awards naming Mike Trout as its choice for the AL's Oscar Charleston Award, recognizing the 20 year-old outfielder as league's most valuable player. The Angels freshman is also the recipent of the Larry Doby Award, an honor given to the top rookie of each circuit.

    2015 - The Texas Rangers traded Leonys Martin and Anthony Bass to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Tom Wilhelmsen, James Jones and a player to be named later; the Texas Rangers received Patrick Kivlehan (December 2, 2015).

    2016 - The Houston Astros signed Charlie Morton as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 16...

    1852 - Quest, Joe
    1858 - Strauss, Joe
    1858 - Guiney, Ben
    1859 - Crothers, Doug
    1874 - Deegan, Dummy
    1880 - Starkel, Con
    1881 - McKay, Reeve
    1883 - Zeider, Rollie
    1888 - Manda, Carl

    1890 - Munch, Jake
    1896 - Griffin, Ivy
    1904 - Smith, Mike
    1905 - Wright, Ab
    1909 - McGee, Bill
    1910 - Arnovich, Morrie
    1911 - Bryant, Clay
    1915 - Monaco, Blas
    1915 - Mann, Garth
    1917 - Busch, Ed
    1930 - Foytack, Paul
    1931 - Bolling, Frank
    1932 - Chiti, Harry
    1933 - Mendoza, Minnie
    1940 - Narum, Buster
    1943 - Bollo, Greg

    1948 - Hahn, Don
    1949 - Brown, Leon
    1951 - Washington, Herb
    1952 - Burke, Glenn
    1958 - Serna, Paul
    1960 - Wardle, Curt
    1962 - Raczka, Mike
    1964 - Gooden, Dwight
    1964 - Mallicoat, Rob
    1965 - Denson, Drew

    1966 - Scott, Tim
    1968 - Haney, Chris
    1969 - Rose, Jr., Pete

    1970 - Fajardo, Hector
    1974 - Corey, Mark
    1975 - Lugo, Julio
    1981 - Cabrera, Fernando
    1982 - Wood, Tim
    1987 - Walden, Jordan
    1988 - Cumpton, Brandon
    1989 - Centeno, Juan
    1992 - Cuthbert, Cheslor

    Baseball Deaths on November 16...

    1895 - McLaughlin, Jim
    1923 - House, Fred
    1937 - Burns, Dick
    1945 - Northrop, Jake
    1950 - Hemphill, Frank

    1960 - Henley, Weldon
    1962 - High, Hugh
    1964 - Yaryan, Yam

    1965 - Sherling, Ed
    1969 - Campbell, Vin
    1974 - Rambert, Pep
    1977 - Acosta, Jose

    1978 - Matuzak, Harry
    1987 - Brewer, Jim
    1992 - Schott, Gene
    1994 - Meers, Russ
    1996 - Gonzales, Joe
    1997 - Meyer, Russ
    1999 - Benson, Allen
    2001 - Abernathy, Ted
    2001 - Steiner, Red
    2004 - Baker, Floyd
    2005 - Consuegra, Sandy

    2010 - White, Elder
    2014 - Douglas, Whammy





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« Reply #4481 on: November 17, 2017, 12:29:31 am »

    On November 17 in Baseball History...

    1913 - Wilbert Robinson is named as the Dodgers' new manager. 'Uncle Robbie' will compile a 1375-1341 (.506) record during his 18 year tenure as the Brooklyn skipper.

    1953 - The St. Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc. The Baltimore franchise board officially changes its name to the Orioles.

    1959 - Giants slugger Willie McCovey is the National League Rookie of the Year. McCovey gets all 24 votes to make him the second Giant in a row to win the award unanimously. Teammate Orlando Cepeda ran away with the award in 1958.

    1960 - The new Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada, Washington native, World War II hero, and head of the Federal Aviation Agency.

    1960 - After leading the the league with a .325 average, 30-year old Pirates shortstop Dick Groat is selected as the National League's Most Valuable Player, with Don Hoak, his partner on the left side of the Bucs' infield, being the runner-up to the award. Another teammate, right-fielder Roberto Clemente, is very disappointed being named eighth on the ballot.

    1964 - The Mets sign Yogi Berra to a two-year contract as a player-coach. The recently fired Yankee manager will collect two hits in his scant nine National League at-bats.

    1965 - William D. Eckert is selected by the owners to become baseball's fourth commissioner. The retired Air Force Lieutenant General succeeds Ford Frick.

    1971 - Vida Blue becomes the youngest player ever to win the MVP award. The 22-year old A's southpaw is only the fourth hurler to capture both the Cy Young Award and the MVP in the same season.

    1976 - Receiving 18 of the 24 first place votes, Yankee catcher Thurman Munson (.302, 17, 105) easily outdistances Kansas City third baseman George Brett to become the American League’s MVP. The team’s captain is the first Bronx Bomber to be selected as the league’s Most Valuable Player and the first to be named Rookie of the Year (1970).

    1977 - White Sox owner Bill Veeck gives Yankee free-agent Ron Blomberg, who has played in only one game during the last two seasons, a generous four-year contract worth $500,000 that includes an additional $80,000 signing bonus. The questionable deal will turn out to be a complete bust when 'Boomer' hits only .231 in 169 plate appearances in his one year with Chicago.

    1982 - Dale Murphy wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award, becoming the first Brave to be so honored since Hank Aaron in 1957. The center fielder hit .281 with 36 home runs, 109 RBI, 113 runs, and 23 stolen bases.  Murphy will win the award again next season becoming only the fourth player to be honored in consecutive seasons.

    1983 - Willie Wilson, Willie Aikens and Jerry Martin become the first active players ever to be sent to prison for drug violations. The judge hands down three-month sentences to the three members of the Royals for attempting to purchase c0caine.

    1987 - George Bell becomes the first Blue Jay ever to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award, edging Detroit's Alan Trammell, 332-311. Bell hit .308 with 47 home runs and a league-leading 134 RBI.

    1992 - Colorado selects right-hander David Nied from the Braves as their first player in the expansion draft. The 23-year old right-hander, who was 3-0 for Atlanta last season, will pitch the first regular-season game in Rockies history, losing to the Mets and Dwight Gooden at Shea Stadium, 3-0.

    1998 - Atlanta's Tom Glavine edges San Diego closer Trevor Hoffman for the National League Cy Young Award. It is the sixth time in the past eight seasons that a Braves pitcher has won the award.

    2000 - Pittsburgh catcher Jason Kendall signs the richest deal in Pirates' history. The $60 million, six-year contract extension, which includes a $4 million signing bonus, starts with a base salary of $6 million in 2002 and peaks at $13 million in 2007.

    2002 - After dropping the first three contests in Japan, the American Major League team wins their fourth consecutive game beating the Japanese stars, 4-2. The victory gives the United States, which hasn't lost a series to its Asian hosts since 1990, its fifth straight winning tour in the Land of the Rising Sun.

    2004 - After being wined and dined by Tiger legend Al Kaline and owner Peter Ilitch, free agent Troy Percival signs a two-year, $12 million deal surprising everyone, including his agent, by announcing he will pitch for Detroit next season. Before the preliminary meeting in the Motor City, the former Angels' closer had been scheduled to meet with the Indians and Cubs later in the week.

    2006 - Filling the final managerial opening in the big leagues, Bob Geren is hired by the A's to pilot the defending AL West champions. The rookie skipper, a veteran minor league manager, replaces Ken Macha who was dismissed after Oakland was defeated in the ALCS.

    2006 - Frank Thomas agrees to a $18.12 million, two-year deal to join the Blue Jays. After spending 16 years with the White Sox, the 38-year old designated hitter had a comeback season with the A's last season leading the club into the playoffs batting .270 with 39 homers and driving in 114 runs.

    2008 - Despite nursing a sore elbow during the season, Albert Pujols (.357, 37, 116) wins his second Most Valuable Player award of his eight-year major league career. The 28-year old All-Star first baseman of the fourth-place Cardinals, the only player listed on every ballot, receives 18 of the 32 first-place votes cast by the BBWAA to outpoint runner-up Ryan Howard of the World Champions Phillies, 369 -308.

    2008 - Replacing the discontinued annual exhibition game between major league teams, a new Hall of Fame Classic will be played in Cooperstown featuring the game’s legends and old-timers. The Hall of Fame announces the contest will be played on Fathers Day (June 21) and will be part of a weekend of activities and programs, which will include a skills clinic, a hitting contest and autograph sessions.

    2009 - With 25 of the 28 first-place votes cast by the writers, Zack Greinke (16-8, 2.16) easily outdistances Seattle's Felix Hernandez to win the American League Cy Young Award to join Steve Carlton (1972 Phillies) as the only hurlers to win the prestigious pitching prize toiling for a last place club. The Royals' right-hander will have another big day this Saturday when he marries his high school sweetheart Emily Kuchar, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.

    2010 - In the second trade of the general managers' meetings, the A's trade Rajai Davis to the Blue Jays for a pair of right-handed minor leaguers, Trystan Magnuson and Daniel Farquhar. Last week, Oakland acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Royals, making their former fleet outfielder expendable.

    2010 - After being the runner-up five times, Ron Gardenhire is finally named the American League's Manager of the Year. The Twins skipper, the only AL field boss listed on all 28 ballots, led his team to its sixth Central Division title in nine seasons.

    2010 - Bud Black beats Cincinnati skipper Dusty Baker by one point for the National League Manager of the Year honors. The Padres manager kept his underdog team in the playoff race until the last day of the season when they were knocked out of contention by San Francisco, the eventual World Champions.

    2011 - Clayton Kershaw is named by the BBWAA as the National League's Cy Young Award recipient, easily pointing Philadelphia's Roy Halladay who had won the prestigious pitching prize last year. The 23-year old southpaw earned the NL's triple crown by posting a 2.28 ERA, striking out 248 opponents, and notching the most victories in the circuit, along with Arizona's Ian Kennedy, with a record of 21-5.

    2011 - The long-delayed sale of the Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane is unanimously approved by the baseball owners. The deal was dependent on the new owner's acceptance of the franchise being switch from the NL Central to the AL West in 2013, a move that reportedly lowered the sale price from $680 million to $615 million.

    2014 - The Braves trade Gold Glove outfielder Jayson Heyward and setup man Jordan Walden to the Cardinals for right-handers Shelby Miller and 22 year-old minor leaguer Tyrell Jenkins. The move appears to be the start of a rebuilding period for Atlanta under the team’s new general manager John Hart.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 17...

    1853 - Hawes, Bill
    1857 - Deasley, Pat
    1867 - Stallings, George
    1868 - Lincoln, Ezra
    1876 - Elliott, Claud
    1879 - Gibson, Charlie
    1884 - Kading, Jack
    1885 - Ellis, Rube
    1886 - Beck, Fred
    1888 - McCarty, Lew
    1889 - Jensen, Willie
    1892 - Steinbrenner, Gene
    1892 - Flinn, Don
    1894 - Vache, Tex
    1896 - Scott, George
    1896 - Post, Sam
    1897 - Claire, Danny
    1897 - Lutzke, Rube
    1900 - Orwoll, Ossie
    1901 - Taylor, Ed
    1906 - Stiles, Rollie
    1913 - Stine, Lee

    1913 - Martin, Stu
    1919 - Lamanno, Ray
    1923 - Garcia, Mike

    1927 - Weik, Dick
    1929 - Zauchin, Norm
    1933 - Osinski, Dan

    1933 - Pena, Orlando
    1936 - Bell, Gary
    1937 - Brewer, Jim
    1938 - Gatewood, Aubrey
    1943 - Von Hoff, Bruce
    1944 - Seaver, Tom

    1945 - Harrelson, Bill
    1947 - Dettore, Tom
    1952 - Frost, Dave

    1959 - Havens, Brad
    1959 - Milner, Brian
    1962 - Chadwick, Ray
    1964 - Williams, Mitch
    1965 - Sorrento, Paul
    1966 - Nelson, Jeff

    1969 - Weber, Ben
    1971 - McMillon, Billy
    1973 - Marrero, Eli
    1974 - Mann, Jim
    1977 - Graman, Alex
    1978 - McDonald, Darnell
    1978 - Pascucci, Val
    1982 - Taubenheim, Ty
    1983 - Braun, Ryan
    1983 - Markakis, Nick
    1983 - Moore, Scott
    1983 - Crowe, Trevor
    1986 - Cabrera, Everth
    1987 - De Los Santos, Frank

    1988 - Greene, Shane
    1989 - Lugo, Seth
    1989 - Sanchez, Hector
    1990 - Diaz, Elias

    Baseball Deaths on November 17...

    1934 - McLaughlin, Kid
    1935 - Cashion, Carl
    1937 - Merritt, Bill
    1937 - Hibbard, John
    1958 - Cooper, Mort
    1961 - Kauff, Benny
    1963 - Acosta, Merito
    1968 - Hamilton, Earl
    1977 - Peckinpaugh, Roger
    1980 - Martin, Hersh
    1980 - Barnes, Eppie
    1981 - Shea, Red
    1987 - Derringer, Paul
    1989 - Cusick, Jack
    1991 - Jolley, Smead

    2003 - Taylor, Pete
    2004 - Baker, Floyd
    2008 - Weaver, Floyd

    2012 - Schmidt, Freddy
    2013 - Bella, Zeke
    2014 - Sadecki, Ray






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    On November 18 in Baseball History...

    1886 - The Pittsburgh Alleghenys leave the American Association to join the National League. After a few name changes, including the Innocents, the team will become known as the Pirates in 1891.

    1914 - The Cubs hire future Hall of Famer Roger Bresnahan to manage the team. The former Cardinal skipper will stay for just a year as Chicago finishes the season in fourth place with a 73-80 record.

    1947 - The Browns trade All-Star shortstop Vern Stephens and pitcher Jack Kramer to the Red Sox for six players and $310,000. The dealing will continue tomorrow as Ellis Kinder and Billy Hitchc0ck also go to Boston in exchange for three more St. Louis players and $65,000, making the total number of players traded 13 (4 Browns, 9 Red Sox) along with $375,000 going to the cash deprived Browns.

    1949 - Dodger second baseman Jackie Robinson (.342, 16, 124) becomes the first black player to win the MVP Award. Stan Musial, Ralph Kiner, and teammate Pee Wee Reese are the runners-ups in the BBWAA balloting.

    1951 - Wanting to stay in California, minor leaguer Chuck Connors , an infielder for the PCL's Los Angeles Angels, becomes the first player to refuse to participate in the major league draft. The former Cub first baseman's refusal to leave the Pacific Coast League allows the minor leagues to ask for more money for big league talent.

    1954 - The A's hire Lou Boudreau to replace skipper Eddie Joost, who is given his unconditional release as a player-manager. During his three-year tenure in Kansas City, the future Hall of Famer will pilot the second-division club to a 151-260 record.

    1959 - Harry Craft is replaced by Bob Elliott as the A's manager. During his three-year stint in Kansas City, 'Wildfire' compiled a 162-196 (.453) record finishing in seventh place each season.

    1959 - Outfielder Bob Allison of Washington is voted the American League Rookie of the Year. Cleveland's Jim Perry is a distant second.

    1960 - Charlie Finley, 42-year-old insurance tycoon from Gary, Indiana, makes a formal bid for the new Los Angeles club.

    1964 - Baltimore third baseman Brooks Robinson is voted American League Most Valuable Player, outpolling Mickey Mantle 269 to 171.

    1965 - Zoilo Versalles is named American League Most Valuable Player. The Minnesota shortstop gets 275 votes to 174 for outfielder teammate Tony Oliva.

    1966 - After finishing the Cy Young season with a 27-9 record and a league-leading 1.73 ERA, Sandy Koufax shocks the baseball world by announcing his retirement at the age of 30. The southpaw, who has thrown four no-hitters and set the single season strikeout record last year with 382, cites his arthritic arm and the fear of permanent damage as the reason for placing himself on the voluntarily retired list.

    1966 - Replacing the legendary Casey Stengel (175-404, .302) , the Mets name Wes Westrum as the team's second manager in the franchise's brief history. The former Giant catcher had taken over the club reins after the 'Old Perfessor' had fractured his hip in July.

    1970 - Johnny Bench wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award with 326 points, 108 more than Billy Williams of the Cubs. Bench had 45 homers, 148 RBI, and a .293 average for the Reds.

    1980 - Despite having missed 45 games with injuries, George Brett is named American League Most Valuable Player. The 27-year-old third baseman's .390 average was the highest in the major leagues since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941, and he added 24 home runs and 118 RBI to lead Kansas City to its first American League pennant.

    1981 - Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt wins his second consecutive National League Most Valuable Player Award, joining Ernie Banks and Joe Morgan as the only National League players to take the award back-to-back. Schmidt hit .316 with 31 home runs and 91 RBI in the abbreviated season and also led the league in runs and walks.

    1981 - Dick Williams replaces Frank Howard as manager of the last-place Padres. The future Hall of Fame skipper, who has won three pennants and two World Series in the last 14 years as a major league pilot, will lead San Diego to a National League pennant in 1984.

    1984 - Dwight Gooden becomes the second consecutive Met player to be named the National League’s Rookie of Year. The 19-year right-hander, who compiled a 17-9 record along with a 1.53 ERA and a league-leading 268 strikeouts, joins his teammate and close friend Darryl Strawberry to be honored the coveted freshman award.

    1985 - Dwight Gooden (National League) and Bret Saberhagen (American League) win the Cy Young Award in their respective leagues. Willie McGee, meanwhile, wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award, capping a season in which he led the league in batting average (.353) and hits (216) and also stole 56 bases for St. Louis.

    1986 - Roger Clemens becomes the first starting pitcher to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award since Vida Blue in 1971, receiving 19 of a possible 28 first-place votes to defeat runner-up Don Mattingly.

    1987 - Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson becomes the first player from a last-place club ever to win an Most Valuable Player Award, taking National League honors with .287 average, 49 home runs, and 137 RBI.

    1987 - George Bell (.308. 47, 134) is selected as the American League's Most Valuable Player making the San Pedro de Macoris native the first Dominican to win the prestigious award. The Blue Jays' all-star left fielder narrowly beat out Tigers shortstop Alan Trammell, who received 12 of the 28 first-place votes cast by the writers.

    1991 - President George H. W. Bush presents Red Sox legend Ted Williams, along with former first lady Betty Ford and former House Speaker Thomas ''Tip'' O'Neill, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Yankee Clipper Joe DiMaggio (1977) and Dodger great Jackie Robinson (1984, posthumously) have also been honored with the highest civilian award in the United States.

    1997 - The expansion draft, and a dizzying series of trades, result in dozens of players packing their bags. Two pitchers who appeared in the World Series a month earlier, Tony Saunders of the Marlins and Brian Anderson of the Indians, are the first players taken. Saunders, the first player chosen overall, heads a list of new Tampa Bay Devil Rays that includes Quinton McCracken, Bubba Trammell, Albie Lopez, and Terrell Wade, plus Fred McGriff, a Tampa native who arrives in a trade after the draft. The Arizona Diamondbacks, who signed shortstop Jay Bell to a five-year contract the day before the draft, select Jeff Suppan, Gabe Alvarez, Jorge Fabergas and Karim Garcia. The trade that makes perhaps the biggest splash is National League Cy Young winner Pedro Martinez going from Montreal to Boston.

    1998 - In a close race, Juan Gonzalez wins the American League's Most Valuable Player award when he barely outpoints Mariners shortstop Alex Rodriguez, 290-287. The Rangers outfielder, who was also selected as the AL's MVP in 1996, becomes the first Latin American native to win the prestigious prize multiple times.

    2000 - The Mariners sign Orix Blue Wave's Ichiro Suzuki to a three-year deal making him the first Japanese position player in major league history. Although terms of the contract were not disclosed, Seattle agrees to pay $13 million to his former team for the right to negotiate with Japan's best hitter.

    2002 - The Braves, Marlins, and Rockies complete a three-team trade which sends starting pitcher Mike Hampton and outfielder Juan Pierre to Florida with backstop Charles Johnson, outfielder Preston Wilson, southpaw reliever Vic Darensbourg and infield prospect Pablo Ozuna to the Colorado. The Marlins then sent Hampton to the Braves in exchange for righty reliever Tim Spooneybarger and pitching prospect Ryan Baker.

    2004 - Although the Expos may not know where they are playing next season (the final MLB approval for Washington, DC has been postponed) or the team’s new name, the former Montreal franchise will know who is the club’s manager. Frank Robinson, after compiling a 233-253 record despite many restrictions and hardships, will return to the helm for his fourth year as the skipper of this nomad ship.

    2008 - Joining Cal Ripken Jr. (Orioles - 1983) and Ryan Howard (Phillies - 2006), Dustin Pedroia (.326, 17, 83) becomes the third player in major league history to win the Most Valuable Player award a season after being selected as the Rookie of the Year. The scrappy Gold Glove second baseman, the 10th Red Sox player to earn the American League honor, received 16 of the 28 first-place votes to easily outdistance heavy-hitting Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (.300, 23, 129).

    2008 - Ryan Dempster (17-6, 2.96) and the Cubs agree to a $52 million, four-year deal. The 31-year-old right-handed stater had been the club's closer saving 87 games in 102 chances during the 2005-07 seasons.

    2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice introduces Ken Griffey, Jr. as an American Public Diplomacy Envoy, a position in which the future Hall of Famer will represent the “values of the United States, not the government of the United States". The free-agent outfielder, who played for the Reds and White Sox last season, joins Cal Ripken Jr. as a major leaguer serving his country in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    2009 - Jim Tracy is named the National League Manager of the Year becoming the just the second person to cop the honor after taking over a team during the season, joining Jack McKeon for 2003 Marlins. The 53-year-old skipper, who piloted the Rockies to the NL Wild Card from a 14.5 game deficit on May 29, is rewarded by Colorado with a three-year contract.

    2009 - Mike Scioscia is named the AL Manager of the Year for the second time. The 50-year old Angels skipper, who piloted the club to its third consecutive division title and sixth postseason appearance in the last eight years, guided Los Angeles past a myriad of injuries to key players and helped to ease the team's deep sorrow caused by the sudden death of starter Nick Adenhart in a fatal car accident in April just hours after the 22-year old had earned a victory for the team.

    2010 - A day after he is selected as the American League Manager of the Year, Ron Gardenhire accepts a two-year extension through the 2013 season from the Twins. The 53-year-old skipper, who has won six division titles in his nine years with the team, has compiled a record of 803-656 (.550) during his tenure in Minnesota.

    2010 - Free-agent backstop John Buck signs a three-year, $18 million contract to catch for the Marlins, the team that sought his services a minute after free agency opened. The signing of the 30-year old catcher, who enjoyed a career year with the Blue Jays, hitting .281 with 20 home runs, continues Florida's active participation in the early off-season, that also includes the acquisition of four relievers and an infielder.

    2010 - Despite an unspectacular 13-12 record, Felix Hernandez is named the American League Cy Young Award winner ahead of Tampa Bay's David Price (19-6) and New York's CC Sabathia (21-7). King Felix's league-leading 2.27 ERA and the lack of run support provided by the last-place Mariners made the Seattle ace an easy choice for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, who placed him first on 21 of the 28 ballots cast.

    2011 - The Cubs introduce Dale Sveum as the fifth-place team's new manager replacing Mike Quade, who was fired at the end of the season by Chicago's new GM Theo Epstein. The 52nd manager in franchise history, whose managerial experience consists of sixteen games as Milwaukee's interim skipper in 2008, is considered a no-nonsense baseball lifer who will stress the game's fundamentals while implementing “high standards of accountability” for the players.

    2013 - Tim Hudson agrees to a two-year deal, reportedly worth $23 million, to pitch for the Giants, joining a stellar rotation that includes Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, and Tim Lincecum. The 38 year-old right-hander compiled an 8-7 record with a 3.97 ERA last season for the Braves, before sustaining a season-ending ankle injury.

    2014 - The Mets announce the team is moving in sections of the Citi Field outfield wall, adjusting the distances from home plate to center and right field from three to 11 feet. According to New York's General Manager Sandy Alderson, the modifications are a refinement of previous changes made at the ballpark and will continue to be fair to both pitchers and hitters.

    2014 - Three-time All-Star backstop Russell Martin and the Blue Jays finalize a five-year, $82-million contract, the second-largest free-agent deal in franchise history. The acquisition of the 31 year-old Canadian-born catcher, who led the Pirates to playoff appearances for the past two seasons, signals Toronto intention of being a contender in the AL East next year.

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox signed Zach Duke as a free agent.

    2015 - The Milwaukee Brewers traded Francisco Rodriguez to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Javier Betancourt and player to be named.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 18...

    1857 - Munce, John
    1860 - McLaughlin, Jim
    1863 - McGuire, Deacon
    1869 - Johnson, John
    1872 - Griffith, Frank
    1874 - Fox, Henry
    1882 - Coombs, Jack
    1882 - Shipke, Bill
    1884 - Vowinkel, Rip
    1886 - Gregory, Howie
    1889 - Shook, Ray
    1892 - Dibut, Pedro
    1892 - Trekell, Harry
    1893 - Hauger, Arthur
    1893 - Mann, Les
    1896 - Hughes, Bill
    1899 - Kelly, Ren
    1899 - Ulrich, Dutch
    1900 - Marquis, Jim
    1900 - Shields, Vince
    1909 - Merena, Spike
    1909 - Coscarart, Joe
    1910 - Cicero, Joe
    1912 - Fuchs, Charlie
    1916 - Burkhart, Ken
    1921 - Layton, Les
    1922 - Wahl, Kermit
    1924 - Nelson, Rocky
    1924 - Wise, Roy
    1925 - Mauch, Gene
    1926 - Sievers, Roy

    1928 - Lombardo, Lou
    1932 - McDevitt, Danny
    1933 - Raydon, Curt
    1936 - Hook, Jay
    1938 - Zipfel, Bud
    1940 - Koonce, Cal
    1941 - Slaughter, Sterling
    1943 - Shellenback, Jim
    1943 - Joyce, Dick
    1952 - Briggs, Dan
    1952 - Henderson, Steve
    1953 - Rondon, Gilberto
    1954 - Stimac, Craig
    1955 - Pujols, Luis
    1958 - Pastornicky, Cliff
    1959 - Heathc0ck, Jeff
    1961 - Felder, Mike
    1962 - Moyer, Jamie
    1963 - Bichette, Dante
    1965 - Petkovsek, Mark
    1965 - Howard, Chris

    1965 - Hemond, Scott
    1966 - Farmer, Howard
    1966 - Tucker, Eddie
    1966 - Coomer, Ron
    1967 - Gordon, Tom

    1968 - Sheffield, Gary
    1968 - Whitmore, Darrell
    1968 - Bellinger, Clay
    1968 - Stidham, Phil
    1970 - Watson, Allen
    1975 - Camp, Shawn
    1975 - Ortiz, David
    1975 - Wise, Matt
    1978 - Hummel, Tim

    1979 - Bechler, Steve
    1980 - Wilson, C.J.
    1982 - Leach, Brent
    1983 - Buck, Travis
    1985 - Billings, Bruce
    1991 - Taillon, Jameson
    1992 - Reed, Michael

    Baseball Deaths on November 18...

    1934 - Stewart, Tuffy
    1939 - Helmbold, Horace
    1941 - Kalbfus, Charlie
    1945 - Rath, Morrie
    1946 - Lush, Johnny
    1948 - Regan, Joe
    1951 - Mayer, Wally
    1953 - McCormick, Mike
    1959 - Smith, Wib
    1962 - Moyer, Ed
    1967 - Prendergast, Mike
    1979 - Fitzsimmons, Freddie
    1996 - Michaels, John
    1996 - Neal, Charlie
    1999 - Heard, Jay
    2001 - Deutsch, Mel
    2003 - Brett, Ken

    2004 - Baldwin, Frank
    2017 - Borkowski, Bob



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    On November 19 in Baseball History...

    1884 - eague secretary Nick Young becomes National League president replacing Abe Mills, who had resigned from the post. The likable executive will stay in the position until he returns to his position with the U.S. Treasury Department in 1902.

    1939 - With 20,000 well-wishers jamming the streets in the City by the Bay, Joe DiMaggio marries actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco. The Yankees outfielder met his future bride on the set of 'Manhattan Merry Go-Round', a movie in which he had a minor role.

    1960 - James Vernon will pilot the new American League expansion Senators in the team's inaugural season in the nation's capital. During his three-year tenure with the new club, 'Mickey' will compile a dismal 135-227 record, finishing no higher than ninth place.

    1962 - The Cardinals trade pitcher Don Cardwell and infielder Julio Gotay to the Pirates for shortstop Dick Groat and pitcher Diomedes Olivio. The Redbirds' new infielder will become a central cog in the team's World championship in 1964.

    1968 - Yankee right-hander Stan Bahnsen (17-12, 2.05, 162) is named American League Rookie of the Year. The 23 year-old freshman starter easily outdistances outfielder Del Unser (.230, 1, 30) of the last-place Senators.

    1975 - In a landslide vote, Joe Morgan (.327, 17, 94) is overwhelming elected the National League MVP. The Reds' second baseman, who received 21 of the 23 first-place votes cast by the writers, had a major league-leading on-base percentage of .466.

    1979 - Former Angel Nolan Ryan agrees to a $4.4 million, four-year free-agent deal with the Astros. After signing the richest contract in sports, The 'Ryan Express' becomes the baseball player to earn a million dollars per year.

    1986 - Mike Schmidt (.290, 37, 119) joins Roy Campanella and Stan Musial becoming only the third player in National League history to win the MVP three times. The Phillies' third baseman also won the prestigious prize in 1980 and 1981.

    1990 - Being named first on 23 of 24 ballots cast by the writers with the other first-place vote being garnered by teammate Bobby Bonilla, Pirates' outfielder Barry Bonds (.301, 23, 114) easily wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award. The future all-time home run king will win an unprecedented seven MVPs, five while playing with the Giants.

    1993 - Howard Johnson, who will turn 33-years old at the end of the month, becomes the first free agent to sign with another team this off-season when he agrees to a one-year deal worth $2,100,000 to play for the Rockies. The switch-hitting slugger, who led the National League in homers and RBIs two years ago, has seen his production drop in recent seasons primarily due to injuries.

    1996 - Free-agent Albert Belle signs a record five-year, $55 million deal with the White Sox. The generous contract makes the 30-year old left fielder the first $10 million a year player in baseball history.

    1998 - Chicago slugger Sammy Sosa is an easy winner in the National League Most Valuable Player balloting over St. Louis's Mark McGwire. Sosa received 30 of 32 first-place votes after leading the Cubs to a wild-card spot in the playoffs.

    2001 - In a landslide vote (30 of 32 first-place votes) by the BBWAA, Giants' left fielder Barry Bonds (.328, 137, 73) wins the Most Valuable Player Award for an unprecedented fourth time (1990, 92-93 with the Pirates). Three-time MVPs include Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial and Mike Schmidt.

    2002 - Twenty-four year veteran Jesse Orosco, the all-time leader in games pitched at 1,187, agrees to a one-year contract with the Padres estimated at $800,000, The 45-year old lefty reliever, who started his major league with the Mets in 1979 after being traded by the Twins for Jerry Koosman, is the oldest player in the majors.

    2004 - The Angels trade flychaser Jose Guillen (.294, 27, 104) to the Washington Expos for outfielder Juan Riveria and infielder Maicer Izturis. The Dominican Republic native, now playing for his sixth team in his eight-year career, was suspended by Anaheim for throwing a helmet during a tirade after being taken out for a pinch-runner last September.

    2007 - Receiving 26 out of 28 BBWAA first place votes, Alex Rodriguez (.314, 54, 156) wins his third American League Most Valuable Player Award, the second as an Yankee (2005). The 32-year-old A-Rod, presently in contract talks with the Bronx Bombers with a $275 million framework in place to keep the third baseman in New York until 2018, won his first MVP with the Rangers in 2003.

    2007 - The Angels trade Orlando Cabrera (.301, 8, 86) to the White Sox in exchange for Jon Garland (10-13, 4.23). Many see this trade of their Gold Glove shortstop for a right-hander as a precursor of the pitching-rich Halos dealing a hurler for a big bat such as Miguel Cabrera or Miguel Tejada.

    2008 - The Mariners hire former A's bench coach Don Wakamatsu as the team's 16th manager in the 31-year history of the franchise. The fourth-generation Japanese-American, whose father was born in an internment camp during World War II, is the first Asian-American to manage in the big leagues.

    2008 - The Royals obtain a much-needed leadoff hitter acquiring Coco Crisp (.283, 7, 41) from the Red Sox in exchange for setup reliever Ramon Ramirez (3-2, 2.64, 70/71.2). The fleet-footed center fielder became dispensable due to the sensational play Jacoby Ellsbury in the Boston outfield.

    2010 - The Tigers finalize a $16.5 million, three-year deal with reliever Joaquin Benoit, with the 33-year old right-hander getting $5.5 million a year. The contract for the former Tampa Bay setup man is similar to the one given to Brandon Lyon, who filled the same role for Detroit before going to Houston in the 2009 offseason.

    2010 - At a news conference at Minute Maid Park, Astros owner Drayton McLane announces he is putting the club up for sale. The 74-year-old entrepreneur, who purchased the franchise for about $117 million in 1992, tells the gathering, it’s time to change and move forward".

    2012 - Miami sends starting pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle along with shortstop Jose Reyes, catcher John Buck, utility player Emilio Bonifacio and cash to the Blue Jays for shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez, backstop Jeff Mathis and three minor leaguers, including highly-regarded pitching prospect, Justin Nicolino. The blockbuster trade is reminiscent of the team's moves in 1997 and 2003 when the Marlins put its bottom line above fielding a competitive team for the South Florida fans.

    2012 - The Padres exercised their 2014-15 options on Bud Black’s contract, ensuring their skipper will remain with the club for the next three seasons. The 2010 National League's Manager of the Year, who has the second-longest tenure in the dugout in franchise history, has compiled a 464-509 (.465) won-loss record during his six seasons with San Diego.

    2013 - The New York Mets signed Brandon Allen as a free agent.

    2014 - The Oakland Athletics signed Billy Butler as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 19...

    1840 - Phelps, Nealy
    1848 - Pratt, Al
    1855 - Driscoll, Denny
    1862 - Sunday, Billy
    1874 - Atherton, Charlie
    1881 - Bailey, Bill
    1887 - Nabors, Jack
    1888 - Regan, Mike
    1892 - Scott, Everett

    1895 - Zitzmann, Billy
    1898 - Courtney, Harry

    1902 - Palmisano, Joe
    1905 - Tutwiler, Elmer
    1908 - Glenn, Joe
    1908 - Boss, Harley
    1912 - Gerkin, Steve
    1914 - Morgan, Eddie
    1921 - Campanella, Roy
    1922 - Yankowski, George

    1926 - Thorpe, Bob
    1930 - Morgan, Joe
    1938 - Jimenez, Manny
    1942 - Haney, Larry
    1943 - Monteagudo, Aurelio

    1945 - Tolan, Bobby
    1947 - Boone, Bob
    1956 - Noles, Dickie
    1961 - Hearron, Jeff
    1966 - Hartsock, Jeff
    1967 - DiSarcina, Gary
    1969 - Dreyer, Steve
    1970 - Thobe, J.J.
    1970 - Berblinger, Jeff
    1971 - Sheets, Andy
    1974 - Valdez, Mario

    1974 - Roskos, John
    1977 - Duchscherer, Justin
    1978 - Bailey, Jeff
    1979 - Griffin, John-Ford
    1979 - Howard, Ryan
    1981 - Gray, Jeff

    1982 - Sanchez, Jonathan
    1985 - Harman, Brad
    1986 - Saunders, Michael
    1987 - Holaday, Bryan
    1989 - Tonkin, Mike
    1993 - Gallo, Joey

    Baseball Deaths on November 19...

    1888 - Sowders, Len
    1891 - Hickman, Ernie
    1897 - McGinn, Frank
    1917 - Bailey, King
    1930 - Russell, John

    1933 - Strick, Charlie
    1937 - Stricker, Cub
    1939 - Mountain, Frank
    1941 - Dunkle, Davey

    1944 - Brill, Frank
    1951 - Griffin, Marty
    1951 - Heismann, Crese
    1953 - Schesler, Dutch
    1953 - Lacy, Guy
    1955 - Jacobs, Otto

    1957 - Foreman, Frank
    1964 - Hofmann, Fred
    1976 - Kellert, Frank
    1980 - Gilligan, Jack
    1987 - Odom, Dave
    1995 - Wright, Ed
    2004 - Traxler, Brian
    2011 - Dixon, Sonny
    2013 - Birrer, Babe
    2015 - Stump, Jim





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« Reply #4484 on: November 20, 2017, 12:45:49 am »

    On November 20 in Baseball History...

    1934 - Seventeen-year-old Eiji Sawamura gives up one hit, a home run to Lou Gehrig, as the touring American All-Stars win in Japan, 1-0. At one point Sawamura strikes out four future Hall of Famers in a row: Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Gehrig.

    1952 - The writers name Cubs slugger Hank Sauer as the National League Most Valuable Player. The Cubs finished in fifth place, despite Sauer's 37 home runs and 121 RBI.

    1952 - Commissioner Ford Frick states his belief that the Pacific Coast League will eventually reach major league status. The PCL is the only minor league in history to be given the "Open" classification, considered a step above the AAA level, that limited the rights of big league clubs to draft players from its teams, and is perceived as a precursor to the circuit becoming a third major league.

    1958 - Breaking New York's four-year stronghold on the award, Jackie Jensen (.286, 35, 122) of the Red Sox is selected as the American League Most Valuable Player. The outcome is unexpected as the fleet outfielder played on a non-contender unlike runner-up Bob Turley, who pitched for the World Champion Yankees.

    1962 - Mickey Mantle is named the American League Most Valuable Player for the third time.

    1967 - Tom Seaver is named the National League’s Rookie of the Year. The 22-year old right-hander, who compiled a 16-13 record along with a 2.76 ERA for the last-place Mets, easily outdistances fellow righties Dick Hughes of St. Louis and Cincinnati’s Gary Nolan for the freshman honor.

    1969 - Willie McCovey (.320, 45, 126) is selected by the BBWAA as the National League's Most Valuable Player. The Giants first baseman edges Tom Seaver, who posted a 2.21 ERA with 208 strikeouts and a league-leading 25 wins for the World Champion Mets.

    1974 - Jeff Burroughs of Texas, who batted .301 with 25 home runs and a league-leading 118 RBI, wins the American League Most Valuable Player Award.

    1984 - Four days after his 20th birthday, Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest player ever to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Gooden was 17-9 with a 2.60 ERA and a major league-leading 276 strikeouts.

    1985 - Don Mattingly easily wins the American League Most Valuable Player Award with a .324 average.

    1985 - Jim Leyland, who will become a mainstay in the Bucs' dugout for 11 seasons, replaces Chuck Tanner as the manager of the Pirates. Pittsburgh finished in last place this season, compiling a woeful record of 57-104.

    1987 - Don Zimmer, former skipper of the Padres, Red Sox and Rangers, is hired by longtime-friend Jim Frey to manage the Cubs. In his last managerial stint, 'Popeye' will compile a 265-258 (.507) record during his 3+ year tenure in Chicago.

    1989 - Robin Yount is selected by BBWAA as the American League's Most Valuable Player becoming the first major leaguer from a sub .500 team to win the prestigious prize. The Milwaukee center fielder, who also won the award in 1982 as a shortstop, joins Hank Greenberg and Stan Musial as the third person to win the MVP twice playing different positions.

    1990 - Oakland's Rickey Henderson edges Detroit's Cecil Fielder for the American League Most Valuable Player Award. Henderson hit .325 with 28 home runs and a major league-best 65 stolen bases.

    1990 - Due to his unruly behavior toward the umpires in Game 4 of the ALCS, Roger Clemens is suspended for the first five games of the 1991 season and is fined $10,000. The right-hander ace, starting the deciding game in Boston's loss in the 1990 ALCS against the A's, was ejected in the second inning of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum contest by umpire Terry Cooney for his frequent and rapid use of foul language.

    1997 - Andres Galarraga signs a three-year $24.8 million contract as a free agent with the Braves, ending a five-year career in Colorado that helped put the Rockies on the map. He batted .316 with 172 home runs and 579 RBI with the Rockies, including consecutive RBI crowns in 1996-1997. Another player who exploded after expansion in 1992, Jeff Conine, is dealt to Kansas City by the cost-cutting Marlins.

    2001 - Ichiro Suzuki becomes only the second player in major league history to win the Most Valuable Player Award in the same year as being selected Rookie of the Year. The 28-year-old Mariner outfielder joins Red Sox freshman outfielder Fred Lynn, who accomplished the feat in 1975, as the only other rookie to win the MVP.

    2007 - Jimmy Rollins becomes the fifth and second consecutive Phillies player to win the National League Most Valuable Player Award. The 5'8" Gold Glove shortstop, who narrowly edges Matt Holliday of the Rockies for the honor, joins Chuck Klein (1932), Jim Konstanty (1950), Mike Schmidt (1980, 1981, 1986) and Ryan Howard (2006) to win the MVP in the senior circuit playing in Philadelphia.

    2007 - Mike Lowell and the Red Sox finalize a $37.5 million, three-year contract. The 33-year-old third baseman, who was the World Series MVP, had been seeking a four-year deal, but choose to stay with the World Champions despite longer and more lucrative offers.

    2008 - The 35-year reign of George Steinbrenner as the Yankees boss officially ends when the MLB owners unanimously approve of his son taking control of the franchise. Hal Steinbrenner was appointed co-chairman of the team along with his brother Hank at the start of last season when it became evident their 78-year old dad was gradually reducing his role as the owner of the storied franchise.

    2008 - Mike Mussina, a twenty-game winner last season, announces his retirement ending an 18-year career with the Orioles and the Yankees. 'Moose', who compiled a 270-153 record with a 3.68 ERA, left Baltimore after the 2000 season, signing an $88.5 million, six-year free-agent deal to play in the Bronx.

    2009 - Tim Lincecum becomes the eighth hurler in baseball history, joining Sandy Koufax, Denny McLain, Jim Palmer, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson, to win back-to-back Cy Young Awards. The Giants right-hander, receiving less first-place votes than the third runner-up Adam Wainwright, outpoints the Cardinals righty as well as runner-up Chris Carpenter, also a Redbird starter.

    2012 - The Blue Jays rehire John Gibbons as their manager to replace John Farrell, who was release from his contract last month to become Boston's skipper. In the 605 games he manage over parts of five seasons from 2004-08, the 50 year-old field boss compiled a 305-305 won-lost record for Toronto.

    2012 - Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals come to terms on a $25 million, three-year deal that will keep the right-hander in Kansas City through 2015. The former Eagle Scout, obtained in a mid-season trade from the Rockies for southpaw starter Jonathan Sanchez, compiled 5-3 record along with a 3.16 ERA in 14 starts with his new team.

    2012 - The Rays announce the club has re-signed Joel Peralta to a $6 million, two-year deal that includes club options for 2015-17. The 36-year old right-handed reliever, mainly in his role as setup man for Fernando Rodney, posted a 2-6 record along with a 3.63 ERA and a career-high 84 strikeouts in his 76 appearances for Tampa Bay.

    2013 - The Tigers trade Prince Fielder to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler, who will fill the void created by the departure of free agent Omar Infante to Kansas City. Texas is depending on their new southpaw-swinging slugger, who has blasted at least 30 home runs in six of the past seven seasons, to provide much-needed power to the team’s lineupT

    2015 - The Oakland Athletics signed Rich Hill as a free agent.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves traded Cameron Maybin to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Ian Krol and Gabe Speier.

    2015 - The Oakland Athletics traded Jesse Chavez to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Liam Hendriks.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 20...

    1854 - Mundinger, George
    1858 - Sommer, Joe
    1858 - Reis, Laurie
    1862 - Casey, Dan
    1869 - Griffith, Clark

    1873 - Fleming, Tom
    1880 - McBride, George
    1881 - McCabe, Swat
    1882 - Coakley, Andy
    1883 - Welchonce, Harry
    1883 - Egan, Ben
    1887 - Scheneberg, John
    1888 - Powell, Ray
    1889 - Edmonson, Eddie
    1890 - Cadore, Leon

    1894 - Ehrhardt, Rube
    1897 - Benton, Larry
    1898 - McNamara, Tim
    1902 - Prudhomme, Augie
    1906 - Ogrodowski, Joe
    1915 - Aragon, Jack
    1917 - Schemer, Mike
    1917 - Dobernic, Jess

    1917 - Mackiewicz, Felix
    1919 - Ardizoia, Rugger
    1921 - Sheridan, Neill
    1929 - Berberet, Lou
    1930 - Leppert, Don
    1936 - Ritchie, Jay
    1938 - Starrette, Herman
    1945 - Sanders, John
    1945 - Monday, Rick
    1945 - Johnstone, Jay

    1949 - Cash, Ron
    1951 - Todd, Jackson
    1953 - Theiss, Duane
    1967 - Arias, Alex
    1968 - Schrenk, Steve

    1968 - Ricci, Chuck
    1971 - Lomon, Kevin
    1971 - White, Gabe
    1973 - Kolb, Brandon
    1975 - Drew, J.D.
    1978 - White, Bill
    1979 - Urdaneta, Lino
    1981 - Fuld, Sam
    1983 - Peterson, Brock
    1984 - Reyes, Jo-Jo
    1985 - Holland, Greg
    1987 - Locke, Jeff
    1988 - Allen, Cody
    1990 - Washington, David
    1992 - Morimando, Shawn
    1995 - Rosario, Amed

    Baseball Deaths on November 20...

    1904 - Darling, Dell
    1910 - O'Brien, Jack
    1929 - Doty, Babe
    1929 - Powell, Jim
    1940 - Harkins, John
    1951 - Burchell, Fred
    1951 - Rogalski, Joe
    1952 - McMullin, Fred

    1953 - Maharg, Billy
    1954 - Fenner, Hod

    1956 - Kuhn, Bub
    1958 - Lathrop, Bill

    1959 - Thomas, Roy
    1960 - Brower, Frank
    1963 - Hopkins, Marty

    1968 - Thompson, Fresco
    1968 - Maisel, George
    1969 - Baumann, Paddy
    1976 - Hennessey, Les
    1984 - Williams, Leon
    1989 - Nichols, Dolan
    1995 - Coleman, Walter
    1996 - Sayles, Bill
    1997 - Littlefield, Dick

    1998 - Sisler, Dick
    2010 - McDevitt, Danny





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« Reply #4485 on: November 21, 2017, 12:29:18 am »

    On November 21 in Baseball History...

    1911 - Hal Chase resigns as Highlanders manager after the team finishes in sixth place with a 76 -76 won-loss record. The former skipper will remain with New York as a player until he is traded to the White Sox during the 1913 season.

    1934 - The Yankees purchase Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League. The son of Italian immigrants will be one of the three brothers to play in the major leagues.

    1949 - Bill Veeck sells the Indians for $2.2 million to a local syndicate headed by Ellis Ryan. Hank Greenberg will be general manager.

    1952 - Receiving 19 of 24 first place votes, Dodger hurler Joe Black (15-4, 2.15, 85) is selected as the National League's Rookie of the Year. Hoyt Wilhelm, Dick Groat and Eddie Mathews also garner first place votes.

    1956 - Don Newcombe, who won the l949 Rookie of the Year Award, takes home both the National League Most Valuable Player and the first-ever Cy Young Award.

    1960 - Bob Scheffing signs to manage the Tigers after the job is turned down by Casey Stengel.

    1970 - Mets' outfielder Tommy Agee becomes the first non-pitcher to win a Gold Glove in each league. The New York flycatcher also won the honor with the White Sox during his 1966 Rookie of the Year season.

    1972 - Boston's Carlton Fisk is the first-ever unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year. The catcher hit 22 home runs and led the American League East with a .293 average. Mets pitcher Jon Matlack is named the National League Rookie of the Year.

    1972 - Jon Matlack (15-10, 2.32) is selected by the BBWAA as National League Rookie of the Year. The 22-year old Mets southpaw becomes the second player in team history to win the award joining teammate Tom Seaver, who copped the honor in 1967.

    1973 - Pete Rose wins the National League Most Valuable Player in a controversial vote, edging out Willie Stargell. Rose led the league with 230 hits and won his third batting crown with a .338 mark. Stargell led with 44 home runs, 119 RBI, and a.646 slugging average while batting .299.

    1977 - Orioles first baseman Eddie Murray is named American League Rookie of the Year.

    1978 - Bob Horner of the Braves edges Padres shortstop Ozzie Smith to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Horner batted .266 with 23 home runs in just 323 at bats.

    1983 - Mets' outfielder Darryl Strawberry breaks the Los Angeles' four-year stronghold on the Rookie of the Year Award when he becomes the first non-Dodger to win the honor since 1978. Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Howe, Fernando Valenzuela and Steve Sax had been the previous winners.

    1989 - The Yankees sign Pascual Pérez to a three-year, $5.7 million contract. The free-agent deal will prove to be disastrous for New York when the right-handed starter spends 150 weeks on the disabled list and will be suspended for the entire 1992 season after failing another drug test.

    1989 - Giants outfielder Kevin Mitchell, who led the big leagues with 47 home runs and 125 RBI, wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

    1990 - Mike Boddicker, 17-8 with Boston this season, signs a three-year deal with the Royals as a free agent worth approximately $9 million. The 33 year-old right-hander is slated to be the #2 starter in John Wathan's rotation, behind two-time Cy Young winner Bret Saberhagen.

    1991 - After raising his batting average over 80 points from last season, Terry Pendleton (.319, 22, 86) wins the National League's Most Valuable Player Award. The Braves' third baseman surprisingly out-distances runner-up Pirate outfielder Barry Bonds (.292, 25, 116).

    2000 - Citing statistics to a U.S. Senate panel, commissioner Bud Selig states it is time for 'sweeping changes' in the game's economic make-up raising the possibility of a work stoppage after the current contract expires October 31, 2001.

    2002 - The Expos may play approximately twenty-five percent of their home games in (22 of 81) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Away 'home games' are not unprecedented as the Dodgers played seven games in Newark, N.J. in 1956 and 1957, and the White Sox, filling a void when the Braves left, played nine games in Milwaukee in 1968 and another 11 the following season.

    2002 - In an effort to appeal more to women and families, Major League Baseball announces a partnership with five-year old Women's Pro Softball League recently renamed National Pro Fastpitch. MLB will provide sponsorship support along with giving the softball players a presence at big league events.

    2002 - In the earliest scheduled season opener in major league history, the A's and Mariners will start the season in Tokyo, Japan on March 25. The two-game series will feature recent American League Rookies of the Year Kazuhiro Sasaki (2000) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001).

    2007 - The Angels and Twins free-agent Torii Hunter agree to a five-year deal reportedly worth $90 million. The acquisition of the 32-year old Gold Glove center fielder comes as a surprise because the Halos already have an outstanding outfield which includes Gary Matthews, Jr., Garret Anderson, and Vladimir Guerrero.

    2008 - Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune report a tentative agreement between the White Sox and 19-year old phenom Dayan Viciedo has been reached pending the outcome of a physical. The Cuban infielder/outfielder hopes to get an opportunity to play third base with the Pale Hose, his preferred position.

    2009 - The Mets, in response to the fans' displeasure that little was done to commemorate the team’s past in their new home at Citi Field, announce the V.I.P. entrances will now be named for three of the persons who have had their number retired by the franchise, Gil Hodges, Tom Seaver, and Casey Stengel as well as naming the bridge over the bullpen in honor of William Shea. Additionally, a team Hall of Fame and Museum will be opened, full-color banners of Mets players will be displayed in front of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, and the light poles in the parking lots will feature team logos.

    2010 - Eleven years after resigning from his last managerial position, former Houston (1994-96) and Anaheim (1997-99) manager Terry Collins is selected to replace Jerry Manuel as the manager of the Mets, who was fired a day after the season ended. The 61-year old skipper, known for alienating some of his players due to his old school approach, has compiled a 444-434 won-loss record, finishing second five of his six years in the dugout.

    2011 - Justin Verlander (24-5, 2.40) is named the American League's Most Valuable Player becoming the first starting pitcher to receive the award since Roger Clemens was honored in 1986. The Tiger right-hander, who won the A.L. Cy Young Award unanimously last week, received 13 of 28 first-place votes and a total of 280 points besting Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who was listed first on four writers' ballots and had 242 points.

    2011 - All-Star reliever Joe Nathan agrees to a reported two-year deal worth $14.5 million to save games for the Rangers. The signing will give Neftali Feliz, the team's current closer, the opportunity to be shifted to the reigning American League champion's starting rotation.

    2011 - According to Dutch police, Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to death early this morning. The 24-year-old Dutch player's younger brother is under arrest and is being questioned about the killing.

    2012 - The Chicago White Sox signed Dewayne Wise as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 21...

    1851 - Mathews, Bobby
    1854 - Bennett, Charlie
    1855 - Valentine, John
    1865 - Swartzel, Park
    1869 - Clingman, Billy
    1870 - Beam, Alex
    1880 - Murch, Simmy
    1885 - Hetling, Gus
    1886 - Clemens, Clem
    1893 - Hasbrook, Ziggy

    1897 - High, Andy
    1898 - Zink, Walter
    1899 - Gibson, Charlie
    1899 - Swentor, Augie

    1901 - Fry, Johnson
    1905 - Mallon, Les
    1905 - Lindstrom, Freddie
    1908 - Richards, Paul

    1914 - Jorgensen, Pinky
    1914 - Scharein, George
    1920 - Musial, Stan
    1924 - Hacker, Warren

    1935 - Bertell, Dick
    1937 - Balsamo, Tony
    1940 - McCraw, Tommy

    1943 - Patterson, Daryl
    1952 - Almon, Bill

    1954 - Hargesheimer, Alan
    1954 - Wilson, Gary
    1955 - Peters, Rick
    1958 - Mason, Mike
    1959 - Barkley, Jeff
    1959 - Terry, Scott
    1960 - Eichhorn, Mark
    1962 - Schofield, Dick
    1967 - Cromer, Tripp
    1967 - Cox, Darron
    1969 - Griffey, Jr., Ken

    1971 - Roper, John
    1973 - Beverlin, Jason
    1973 - Erdos, Todd
    1973 - Murray, Dan
    1975 - Meadows, Brian
    1979 - Canizares, Barbaro
    1980 - Blalock, Hank
    1981 - Cruz, Enrique
    1983 - Marte, Andy
    1984 - Berry, Quintin
    1988 - Lamarre, Ryan
    1988 - West, Matt
    1989 - Pirela, Jose
    1992 - De Los Santos, Abel
    1992 - Garcia, Jason

    Baseball Deaths on November 21...

    1898 - Hague, Bill
    1926 - Shaffer, John
    1928 - Lohman, Pete
    1934 - Glade, Fred
    1938 - Wolfe, Polly

    1947 - Doyle, Slow Joe
    1954 - Eubanks, Uel
    1957 - Morris, Bugs

    1958 - Ott, Mel
    1962 - Hilcher, Whitey
    1963 - Hock, Ed
    1966 - Miller, Hack
    1971 - Branch, Norm
    1974 - Pettit, Leon
    1977 - Willis, Ron
    1982 - Marrow, Buck
    1982 - McCormick, Frank
    1987 - Cooke, Dusty
    1988 - Hubbell, Carl
    1991 - Stephens, Bryan
    1996 - Cook, Earl
    2010 - Kuczek,  Steve
    2011 - Halman, Greg
    2013 - Palagyi, Mike
    2013 - Werley, George
    2015 - Dineen, Kerry
    2015 - Johnson, Ken





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« Reply #4486 on: November 22, 2017, 12:12:57 am »

    On November 22 in Baseball History...

    1890 - The Philadelphia Athletics are expelled from the American Association for violating the league's constitution. A new team is placed in the 'City of Brotherly Love' and franchises are also awarded to Boston, Washington and Chicago.

    1908 - The Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda University in Tokyo, 5-0, in the first game between a Japanese team and American professionals.

    1932 - Charley Gelbert shatters his leg in a hunting accident. The Cardinals' shortstop will return as a part-time infielder in 1935, playing until 1940.

    1934 - The Cubs trade Guy Bush, Jim Weaver, and Babe Herman to the Pirates for Larry French and Fred Lindstrom.

    1952 - The writers vote Harry Byrd (15-15, 3.31 ERA) of the Athletics as the American League Rookie of the Year.

    1954 - The Pirates purchase the contract of Roberto Clemente from Montreal, the Dodgers’ AAA farm club.

    1957 - Mickey Mantle edges Ted Williams, 233 to 209, to win the American League Most Valuable Player. Williams, at 39 years of age, led the league in hitting with a .388 average, hit 38 home runs, and compiled a slugging average of .731. Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey fumes at the news, noting that two Chicago writers listed Williams in the ninth and tenth places on their ballots.

    1957 - After 22 seasons, Larry Goetz is unwillingly 'retired' as a National League umpire by Warren Giles. The discharged arbitrator had been critical of the Senior Circuit because of the league's refusal to include umps in the players' pension fund.

    1960 - The American League proposes that both leagues expand to nine teams in 1961 and begin interleague play. There will be expansion in the American League in 1961, but interleague play does not arrive until 1997.

    1961 - Right fielder Frank Robinson is the first Reds player in 21 years to win the National League Most Valuable Player, taking 219 of 224 possible votes.

    1965 - Baltimore outfielder Curt Blefary edges Angels pitcher Marcelino Lopez for American League Rookie of the Year honors.

    1967 - Rod Carew (.292, 8, 51) wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Receiving 19 of 20 first place votes, the Twins' second baseman easily outdistances Reggie Smith of the Red Sox.

    1968 - Johnny Bench, who kept his freshman status by missing the final three games of the 1967 season due to a hand injury, is named the National League's Rookie of the Year by the narrowest of margins. The 20 year-old Reds' catcher edges Mets' southpaw Jerry Koosman for the award when Chicago American veteran scribe Jim Enight splits his choice because he "couldn't vote for one and ignore the other".

    1971 - The Indians' freshman first baseman, Chris Chambliss (.275, 9, 48), wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award, receiving 11 of 24 first place votes cast by the BBWAA. The runner-up is Bill Parsons who is named on five writers' ballots after compiling a 13-17 record along with a 3.20 ERA for the Brewers this season.

    1972 - Johnny Bench wins the National League Most Valuable Player, 263 to 211 for runner-up Billy Williams. It is Bench's second award in three years.

    1977 - Terry Forster, the American League saves leader in 1974 with the White Sox, signs a big contract with the Dodgers becoming the team's first free agent. Last season, the southpaw compiled a 6-4 record with a 4.43 ERA pitching for the Pirates and will post an 11-13 record during his 5 years in Los Angeles.

    1977 - The Yankees sign free-agent Rich 'Goose' Gossage to a six-year 2.75 million dollar contract. The future Hall of Famer closer had 26 saves and a 1.26 ERA for the Pirates last season.

    1977 - Expo outfielder Andre Dawson (.282, 19, 65) wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award by a single vote over the Mets' Steve Henderson (.297, 12, 65). New York obtained Henderson in the Seaver trade with the Reds.

    1978 - Second baseman Lou Whitaker, who batted .285 for the Tigers, wins the American League Rookie of the Year, receiving 21 of 28 votes.

    1982 - Second baseman Steve Sax is named National League Rookie of the Year, the fourth consecutive Dodger to win the award. Sax hit .282 and stole 49 bases as the replacement for Davey Lopes in the Los Angeles infield.

    1983 - Ron Kittle (.254 ,35, 100) wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award beating out Indians' infielder Julio Franco (.273, 8, 80) and Orioles' hurler Mike Boddicker (16-8, 2.77). The free-swinging White Sox outfielder struck out a league-leading 150 times.

    1984 - Mariner first baseman/DH Alvin Davis (.284, 27, 116) wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award easily outdistancing his teammate, southpaw Mark Langston, and Twins' outfielder Kirby Puckett.

    1989 - Kirby Puckett becomes the first major league player ever to sign a contract that calls for an average salary of $3 million per year when he inks a pact with the Twins for $9 million over three years.

    1996 - The soil is poured at Tropicana Field making it the first dirt infield on an artificial-turf field since Busch Stadium in 1975. Typically, dirt is usually only found around the bases and home plate when synthetic grass is employed.

    2000 - Although offered more money by three other clubs, switch hitting shortstop Jose Valentin elects to stay with the White Sox signing a three-year deal with a fourth-year option worth $5 million a year.

    2003 - The oldest player in the major leagues next season could still be Jesse Orosco (2-2, 7.68). The 46-year old southpaw reliever agrees to a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks and will earn an $800,000 salary when he is added to the big league roster.

    2004 - At a lunch time celebration at Union Station which includes a protest, the recently relocated Washington National League franchise announces its new name, logo and colors. Using the official original name of the district’s team which used the nickname the Senators from 1901-56, the club clad in red, white, blue and gold will be known as the Nationals.

    2006 - The Dodgers sign free-agent Juan Pierre to a five-year, $44 million deal. The speedy center fielder did not miss a game during his last four seasons playing with Florida and the Chicago Cubs.

    2010 - Joey Votto, receiving 31 of 32 first-place votes, is the overwhelming choice of the BBWAA to be the National League’s Most Valuable Player. The Reds' first baseman, who helped Cincinnati reach the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, hit .324 and led the major leagues with a .424 on-base percentage.

    2011 - Major League Baseball and the Players Association sign a memorandum of understanding on a new five-year Basic Agreement, ensuring fans of uninterrupted baseball through the 2016 season. The new deal includes mandatory testing of blood for HGH, 15 teams in each league by 2013, another round of playoffs, two more Wild Card teams, and the expansion of the use of instant replay.

    2011 - Ryan Braun (.332, 33, 111) becomes the first Brewer to be selected as the Most Valuable Player since 1989 when Robin Yount won the award. The Milwaukee left fielder, who was listed first on 20 ballots and second on the rest of the 32 writers' ballots, outpointed runner-up LA's Matt Kemp (.324, 39, 126) in the overall voting, 388-332.

    2013 - The St. Louis Cardinals traded David Freese and Fernando Salas to the Anaheim Angels in exchange for Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk.

    2016 - President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to broadcaster Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers for the past 67 seasons. The recently retired play-by-play announcer joins other baseball notables, including Hank Aaron, Moe Berg, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Ted Williams, and Stan Musial, to have received the nation's highest civilian honor.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 22...

    1863 - Hamburg, Charlie
    1866 - O'Neil, Denny
    1890 - Roche, Jack
    1892 - Schwert, Pi
    1896 - Hollahan, Bill
    1901 - Rice, Harry
    1901 - Tauscher, Walt
    1907 - Bartell, Dick
    1914 - Pitko, Alex
    1916 - Cieslak, Ted
    1926 - Burdette, Lew
    1931 - Hertweck, Neal
    1936 - Gaines, Joe
    1943 - Blasingame, Wade
    1945 - Riddleberger, Denny
    1946 - Acosta, Cy
    1946 - McKinney, Rich

    1947 - Morlan, John
    1949 - Chiles, Rich
    1950 - Luzinski, Greg

    1950 - Bostock, Lyman
    1953 - Matula, Rick
    1955 - Rhomberg, Kevin
    1955 - Tolleson, Wayne

    1958 - Guetterman, Lee
    1958 - Wright, Ricky
    1960 - Ward, Colin
    1960 - Walter, Gene
    1962 - Hoover, John
    1965 - Benjamin, Mike
    1972 - Andujar, Luis

    1972 - Payton, Jay
    1973 - Ledee, Ricky
    1974 - Nathan, Joe
    1980 - Gomes, Jonny
    1981 - Villarreal, Oscar
    1984 - Petit, Yusmeiro
    1985 - Ottavino. Adam
    1986 - Dominguez, Chris
    1988 - Pomeranz, Drew
    1988 - Romine, Austin
    1991 - Nicolino, Justin
    1992 - Aquino, Jayson

    Baseball Deaths on November 22...

    1906 - Cotter, Tom
    1911 - Cermak, Ed
    1927 - McGlone, John
    1934 - Swett, Pop
    1942 - Caffyn, Ben
    1945 - Carroll, Dick
    1948 - Emmerich, Bob
    1949 - Brame, Erv
    1954 - Gibson, Charlie
    1955 - Murphy, Danny
    1956 - Carlyle, Roy
    1983 - Short, Dave

    1990 - Bowman, Joe
    1991 - Zimmerman, Roy
    1995 - Smith, Art

    2003 - Just, Joe
    2006 - Dobson, Pat
    2007 - Wood, Ken
    2010 - Underwood, Tom
    2012 - Rowe, Ken
    2014 - Grate, Don
    2014 - Quirk, Art
    2015 - Branca, Ralph



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« Reply #4487 on: November 23, 2017, 12:05:55 am »

    On November 23 in Baseball History...

    1943 - Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis rules that Phils owner William D. Cox is permanently ineligible to hold office or be employed in baseball for having bet on his own team. The Carpenter family of Delaware will buy the Philadelphia club and Bob Carpenter, age 28, will become president.

    1944 - Five groups totaling 23 players, managers, umpires, and writers visit war theaters as part of the USO program. Included are Mel Ott, Frankie Frisch, Bucky Walters, Harry Heilmann, Carl Hubbell, Leo Durocher, Joe Medwick, Dixie Walker, Paul Waner, and Rip Sewell.

    1960 - Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted National League Rookie of the Year with 12 of 24 votes.

    1962 - The BBWAA selects Dodger shortstop Maury Wills as the National League's Most Valuable Player. The Gold Glove infielder stole a record 104 bases this season and served as a catalyst in the team's 102 victories and their attempt to capture a pennant, an effort that fell short in a three-game play off against San Francisco.

    1964 - Future Hall of Fame southpaw Warren Spahn is purchased by the Mets from the Braves. In addition to serving on the club's coaching staff, the crafty southpaw will post a 4-12 record in twenty appearances.

    1966 - Chicago White Sox outfielder Tommie Agee is voted American League Rookie of the Year, gathering 16 of the 18 votes. Kansas City pitcher Jim Nash gets the other two votes. Agee had been brought up briefly the past four seasons before finding a permanent spot in 1966.

    1971 - Bill Virdon is named to take over for the retiring Danny Murtaugh as the manager of the world champion Pirates. Murtaugh, however will return to the Pittsburgh dugout during the 1973 season to replace his replacement.

    1977 - The Red Sox sign two free-agent pitchers as Mike Torrez and Dick Drago come to terms to play in Boston.

    1988 - Steve Sax signs a three-year deal as a free agent with the Yankees worth $3.75 million. The former NL Rookie of the year will replace fan-favorite Willie Randolph at second base, and Randolph will sign with the World Champion Dodgers replacing Sax.

    2007 - While visiting his wife's family and scheduled to be the best man at a wedding later in the day, Joe Kennedy awakes and collapses in the bedroom at 1:00 am and dies unexpectedly. The 6'4", 250-pound Blue Jays southpaw reliever, who signed with the club in September after being released by the Diamondbacks, also played for the A's, Rockies, and Devil Rays during his seven-year career.

    2007 - The woeful Reds bullpen gets a big boost with the signing of free-agent Francisco Cordero to a four-year, $46 million contract. The 32-year old former Brewers closer collected 44 saves in 51 chances while posting a 2.98 ERA with Milwaukee last season.

    2009 - Joe Mauer (.365, 28, 96) becomes the fifth Twin to be named the American League's Most Valuable Player joining Zoilo Versalles (1965), Harmon Killebrew (1969), Rod Carew (1977), and Justin Morneau (2006). The slugging Gold Glove catcher, who missed the first month of the season with a back injury, receives 27 of 28 first-place votes cast by the BBWAA, and the St. Paul native easily outpoints Yankee teammates Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter.

    2010 - Josh Hamilton joins Jeff Burroughs (1974), Juan Gonzalez (1996, 1998), Ivan Rodriguez (1999) and Alex Rodriguez (2003) as the fifth Ranger player to win the American League’s Most Valuable Player award. The Texas slugging outfielder, who received 22 of the 28 first-place votes cast by the writers, led the major leagues in batting with a .359 average, hitting 32 homers and driving in 100 runs despite missing 29 games in September after suffering two broken ribs.

    2010 - Aubrey Huff agrees to a $22 million, two-year deal to stay with the World Champions Giants. Last January, San Francisco signed the 33-year old to a one-year contract with the hope he could provide some pop in the middle of the batting order, and the first baseman/outfielder did not disappoint hitting a team-leading 26 home runs along with 86 RBIs.

    2011 - The oft-injured Grady Sizemore agrees to a one-year, incentive-laden contract to stay with the Indians, after the club declined his $9 million option for 2012. The Tribe will pay the 29-year-old All-star outfielder $5 million next season along with the opportunity for him to make another $4 million based on plate appearances and another $500,000 if he is selected comeback player of the year.

    2011 - The A's deal right-handed starter Gio Gonzalez along with pitching prospect Robert Gilliam to the Nationals for southpaw Tommy Milone, catcher Derek Norris, right-hander Brad Peac0ck, and minor-league hurler A.J. Cole. Washington's newest member of the rotation, after agreeing to a five-year, $42 million extension following the trade, will enjoy a spectacular first season in the national's capital, going 21-8 with an ERA of 2.89.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 23...

    1850 - Bentley, Cy
    1860 - Zimmer, Chief
    1863 - Church, Hi
    1870 - Seybold, Socks
    1874 - Clay, Bill
    1878 - Sheckard, Jimmy
    1878 - Stovall, George
    1890 - Halt, Al
    1894 - Corcoran, Art
    1894 - Petty, Jesse
    1895 - Bradshaw, Dallas
    1896 - Reichle, Dick
    1897 - Leach, Freddy
    1897 - Jonnard, Claude
    1897 - Jonnard, Bubber

    1903 - Muich, Joe
    1906 - Wehde, Biggs

    1910 - Schumacher, Hal
    1913 - Scarsella, Les
    1914 - Preibisch, Mel
    1915 - Kahle, Bob
    1916 - Collins, Eddie
    1917 - Reich, Herman
    1917 - Caulfield, Jake
    1920 - Jones, Jake

    1922 - Wilson, Grady
    1926 - Osgood, Charlie
    1932 - Anderson, John
    1940 - Tiant, Luis
    1940 - Ott, Billy
    1942 - Nyman, Jerry

    1947 - Tepedino, Frank
    1947 - Anderson, Dwain
    1947 - Hall, Tom
    1951 - Cage, Wayne
    1954 - Brummer, Glenn
    1954 - Perkins, Broderick
    1954 - Schrom, Ken
    1955 - Smith, Mark
    1955 - Whitmer, Dan
    1955 - Cruz, Todd

    1959 - Jacoby, Brook
    1963 - Sauveur, Rich
    1963 - Sveum, Dale

    1964 - Gonzalez, Jose
    1969 - Brady, Doug

    1969 - McCarty, David
    1970 - Murray, Glenn
    1971 - McGuire, Ryan
    1971 - Miller, Matt
    1971 - Oropesa, Eddie
    1971 - Small, Aaron
    1975 - Porter, Colin
    1977 - Eaton, Adam
    1980 - Papelbon, Jonathan
    1983 - Bankston, Wes
    1984 - Coello, Robert
    1984 - Turner, Justin
    1984 - Wells, Casper

    1985 - Figueroa, Pedro
    1986 - Snyder, Brandon
    1989 - Stripling, Ross
    1990 - Burgos, Enrique
    1990 - Ferrell, Jeff
    1994 - Wade, Tyler

    Baseball Deaths on November 23...

    1898 - Watson, Mother
    1905 - Hanlon, Bill
    1910 - Barber, Charlie
    1922 - McDermott, Sandy
    1925 - Whiteley, Guerdon
    1925 - Lynch, Henry
    1937 - Walker, Welday
    1947 - Newman, Charlie
    1948 - Wilson, Hack
    1955 - Tauby, Fred

    1961 - Carter, Nick
    1973 - Mitchell, Willie
    1974 - Twombly, Babe
    1978 - Ross, Buck
    1985 - West, Sam

    1990 - Diaz, Bo
    1993 - Clarke, Grey

    1995 - Rogers, Lee
    2001 - Belinsky, Bo
    2007 - Kennedy, Joe
    2007 - Yates, Al
    2012 - Diering, Chuck
    2012 - Trosky, Hal Jr.

    2013 - Forman, Al
    2015 - Royster, Willie
    2016 - Branca, Ralph







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« Reply #4488 on: November 24, 2017, 12:14:51 am »

    On November 24 in Baseball History...

    1883 - Washington, Indianapolis, Brooklyn and Toledo are added to the American Association bringing the number of teams in the league to twelve.

    1953 - At a gathering of stunned reporters in his office on Montague Street, team owner Walter O'Malley announces Chuck Dressen will be replaced as Dodger manager by Walter Alston, who will remain skipper of the club for the next 23 years winning seven pennants and four world series. The leading candidate for the position was Pee Wee Reese, Brooklyn's popular shortstop.

    1964 - Ken Boyer (.295, 24, 119) is selected as the National League's MVP. The World Champion Cardinal third basemen easily outdistances Johnny Callison and Bill White for the honor.

    1971 - Atlanta's slugger Earl Williams receives 18 of 24 first place votes cast by the BBWAA to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The Braves' 23-year old catcher-infielder hit 33 home runs and drove in 87 runs for the third-place team this season.

    1975 - Gene Mauch is named the new Twins' manager replacing popular skipper Frank Quilici. The respected National League strategist will compile a 378-394 (.490) record during his five-year tenure with Minnesota.

    1976 - Joe Morgan outpoints Reds teammate George Foster to win his second straight National League Most Valuable Player Award. Morgan led with a .576 slugging average, and hit.320, scored 113 runs, knocked in 111, and stole 60 bases.

    1982 - Cal Ripken, Jr., who hit .264 with 28 home runs as a shortstop and third baseman for the Orioles, is named American League Rookie of the Year.

    1986 - Cardinals reliever Todd Worrell, who led the National League with 36 saves, is named National League Rookie of the Year. Worrell had helped St. Louis to the 1985 World Series as a late-season call-up but was still a rookie the next season as defined by the BBWAA.

    1986 - The Twins announce interim manager Tom Kelly will be the club's skipper next season. The Minnesota native, who replaced Ray Miller at the end of the season, will compile a losing record (1140- 1244) but wins two World Championships during his 16-year tenure as skipper.

    1997 - Tim Johnson is hired as manager of the Blue Jays. He succeeds Cito Gaston, who was fired in September after having led the Blue Jays to World Series titles in 1992 and 1993. Johnson, a former bench coach with the Expos and Red Sox, managed the Iowa Cubs of the Triple-A American Association in 1997 and beat out three others for the job: Buck Martinez, Larry Bowa, and American League Manager-of-the-Year Davey Johnson, who interviewed in Toronto after leaving the Orioles.

    2000 - Staying with his hometown Mets, John Franco signs a nearly $11 million three-year pact as a set-up man foregoing an opportunity with the Phillies to pick up 59 saves to break Lee Smith's career saves record of 478.

    2002 - The Phillies, in an effort to fill the void created when Scott Rolen was traded to the Cardinals last July, sign third baseman David Bell to a four-year, $17 million free agent deal. The 30-year-old infielder, whose father (Buddy) and grandfather (Gus) were also major leaguers, played for the National League champion Giants last season after being traded by the Mariners during the spring.

    2004 - After guiding the Dodgers to their first title since 1995, the club signs Jim Tracy (356-292) to a two-year extension to manage the team. The 48-year old skipper, who led Los Angeles to a 93-69 record last season, has had four consecutive winning seasons in the City of Angels.

    2005 - The Marlins cut their payroll when the team sends last season’s premiere free agent Carlos Delgado (.301, 33, 115) and $7 million to the Mets for Mike Jacobs (10 homers in 100 at bats), minor league infielder Grant Psomas and Yusmeiro Petit, a highly touted pitching prospect. In January, the free-agent first baseman left Toronto after 12 years of service to sign a four-year deal worth a reported $52 million to play for Florida.

    2005 - On Thanksgiving night, the Marlins begin carving away at their payroll by completing the trade with the Red Sox which sends 2003 World Series MVP hurler Josh Beckett, Gold Glove third baseman Mike Lowell, and set-up man Guillermo Mota to Beantown. This deal, in which the Fish receives four minor leaguers including top shortstop prospect Hanley Ramirez, and the Delgado trade with the Mets will save the club $27 million next season.

    2006 - Carlos Lee, who turned down a four-year, $48 million offer from the Brewers, signs the richest contract in franchise history agreeing to a six-year deal with the Astros worth $100 million. El Caballo, who split last season playing left field and DHing for the Brewers and Rangers, becomes the second player this off-season and the 12th overall in baseball history to sign a contract which reaches one-tenth of a billion dollars.

    2007 - New Mexico governor Bill Richardson admits that the part of his bio which reports he had been picked by the Kansas City A's in the 1966 amateur baseball draft is untrue. The claim of the potential presidential candidate, who pitched in college for Tufts University, is debunked by an Albuquerque Journal investigation which found no evidence of the Guv ever being selected by any major league team.

    2008 - As a result of being among the top finishers in an Indian reality TV show called the “Million Dollar Arm”, which drew approximately 30,000 contestants, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel sign free-agent deals to pitch for the Pirates. The pair 20-year-old cricket players, who never had thrown a baseball until earlier this year, are the first two players from India to sign a contract with a major league organization.

    2009 - Albert Pujols (.327, 47, 135), the unanimous choice of the writers, wins his third National League MVP award, copping the honor for the second consecutive year. The Cardinals' first baseman joins Stan Musial, Roy Campanella, Mike Schmidt, and Barry Bonds, who won the award seven times, as the fifth player to be selected three times in the the Senior Circuit for the prestigious prize.

    2010 - The commissioner's office announces the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award has been given to Vladimir Guerrero. The Rangers' DH, who hit .306, with 25 homers, along 106 RBI for the American League Champions, beat out Boston's David Oritz and Minnesota's Jim Thome for the honor.

    2010 - After designating him for assignment last week, the Pirates trade left-hander Zach Duke to the Diamondbacks for a player to be named later who will be right-hander Cesar Valdez. The 27-year old southpaw, who burst onto the scene with an 8-2 record along with a 1.81 ERA, has compiled a 37-68 record since his impressive debut with the Bucs in 2005.

    2012 - The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Mark Teahen as a free agent.

    2015 - The Anaheim Angels signed Geovany Soto as a free agent.

    2015 - The Colorado Rockies traded Tommy Kahnle to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Yency Almonte.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 24...

    1855 - Knight, George
    1857 - Smith, Frank
    1858 - Alexander, Nin
    1872 - Chapman, Fred
    1873 - Doheny, Ed
    1876 - Bailey, Harvey
    1878 - Smith, Fred
    1881 - Noonan, Pete
    1888 - Miller, Ed
    1889 - Burns, George
    1890 - Comstock, Ralph
    1890 - Wolfe, Harry
    1902 - Mattox, Cloy
    1904 - Rogell, Billy
    1909 - Winsett, Tom
    1911 - Medwick, Joe
    1912 - Giuliani, Tony
    1913 - Wilson, Walter
    1915 - West, Dick
    1919 - Reyes, Nap
    1930 - Friend, Bob
    1931 - Phillips, Dick
    1939 - Northrup, Jim
    1942 - Beene, Fred
    1943 - Harris, Billy
    1948 - Yeager, Steve
    1950 - Throop, George
    1950 - Balaz, John
    1955 - Santo Domingo, Rafael
    1959 - Dunbar, Tom
    1962 - Velarde, Randy
    1964 - Malloy, Bob
    1965 - Plympton, Jeff
    1967 - McDonald, Ben
    1967 - Martin, Al
    1967 - Eldred, Cal

    1968 - Hansen, Dave
    1968 - Mintz, Steve
    1970 - Jacome, Jason
    1976 - Edwards, Mike
    1976 - Moss, Damian
    1979 - Ramirez, Horatio

    1980 - Salazar, Jeff
    1983 - Lopez, Jose

    1984 - Guzman, Joel
    1986 - Anna, Dean
    1987 - Herrmann, Chris
    1987 - Marte, Kelvin
    1988 - Parker, Jarrod
    1991 - Flores, Kendry
    1992 - Austin, Brett

    1993 - Candelario, Jeimer
    1995 - Martes, Franc1s

    Baseball Deaths on November 24...

    1931 - Lake, Fred
    1932 - Snyder, Redleg
    1941 - Henry, John
    1942 - Owen, Frank
    1958 - Corhan, Roy
    1960 - Braithwood, Al
    1961 - Mohardt, John
    1965 - Good, Ralph
    1966 - Gulley, Tom
    1967 - Kelly, Joe
    1967 - Saunders, Rusty
    1969 - Gallivan, Phil
    1970 - Andrews, Ivy
    1970 - Adams, Spencer
    1971 - Fallenstein, Ed
    1974 - Weekly, Johnny
    1977 - Smith, Mayo
    1983 - Leip, Ed
    1987 - Russell, Jim
    1991 - Sawatski, Carl
    1996 - Bain, Loren
    2003 - Spahn, Warren
    2005 - Dozier, Buzz
    2008 - Burgess, Tom
    2012 - Stewart, Jimmy

    2013 - Bicknell, Charlie
    2015 - Smith, Bobby
    2016 - Ferriss, Dave
    2017 - Gonzalez, Miguel



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« Reply #4489 on: November 25, 2017, 12:02:43 am »

    On November 25 in Baseball History...

    1930 - Giants first baseman Bill Terry (.401, 14, 117) is selected by the Sporting News as the NL Most Valuable Player and Senator shortstop Joe Cronin (.346, 13, 126) receives the honor for the American League.

    1941 - Replacing Roger Peckinpaugh, who is moved up to the front office, Lou Boudreau, with only three years of major league experience, is named as the Indians' new manager. The 24-year old shortstop is the youngest skipper of this century, but is a year older than Jim McCormick, a right-handed pitcher who managed the Cleveland Blues in 1879 at the age of 23.

    1944 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis, baseball's first commissioner, dies of a heart attack at age 78 in Chicago. Landis had ruled over baseball since November 1920 in the wake of the Black Sox scandal, and wielded authority perhaps unparalleled in any other industry. Landis had entered the hospital on October 2. He will be named to the Hall of Fame on December 9 by a special committee that he formed on August 4.

    1949 - Ted Williams, who lost the Triple Crown when his batting average was.0002 below that of George Kell, wins the Most Valuable Player vote in a landslide. Phil Rizzuto and Joe Page finish second and third in the voting.

    1966 - Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted National League Rookie of the Year.

    1969 - Kansas City outfielder Lou Piniella is voted American League Rookie of the Year.

    1970 - Thurman Munson is named American League Rookie of the Year. The young Yankee backstop receives twenty-three of the twenty-four first place ballot votes cast with Indian outfielder Roy Foster being named on the other.  Munson batted .302 in 132 games.

    1972 - Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente wins his 12th straight Gold Glove, and Dodgers first baseman Wes Parker captures his sixth Gold Glove in a row. Neither will play in 1973.

    1974 - Mike Hargrove of the Rangers takes American League Rookie of the Year honors.

    1980 - Gene Michael becomes the 25th Yankee manager replacing Dick Howser, who led New York to a first-place finish in the American League East compiling a 103-59 record. 'Stick' will guide the Bronx Bombers to the American League pennant during his first two seasons with the team.

    1981 - Rollie Fingers becomes the first relief pitcher ever to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award, edging Oakland's Rickey Henderson, 319-308.

    1985 - White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, who hit .273 with just 12 errors in 150 games, is named American League Rookie of the Year. Milwaukee lefty Teddy Higuera finishes second.

    1986 - Jose Canseco wins the American League's Rookie of the Year Award. The Cuban-American is the first A's player to win the honor since Harry Byrd accomplished the feat for Kansas City in 1952.

    2002 - The Red Sox hire the youngest general manager in major league history. Twenty-eight year old Theo Epstein, a life-time Red Sox fan who grew up about a mile from Fenway Park, becomes the team's 11th GM since the club first established the position in 1933.

    2003 - The Cubs trade first baseman Hee Seop Choi (.210, 10, 32) and a minor league player to be named later to the World Champion Marlins in exchange for Gold Glove first baseman Derrek Lee (.271, 31, 92).

    2004 - After spending $67 million to acquire its former president’s shares of the Mariners, the Nintendo's U.S. subsidiary now owns more than 50 percent of the Northwest franchise. Due to the presence of Japanese superstar Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle is one of the favorite U.S. major league teams in the Land of the Rising Sun.

    2005 - The Phillies trade Jim Thome (.207, 7, 30) to the World Champion White Sox for center fielder Aaron Rowand (.270, 13, 69) and a pair of southpaw pitching prospects, Daniel Haigwood and Giovany Gonzalez. The 35-year old injury-ridden first baseman completed three seasons of his six-year $85 million deal with Philadelphia helping the franchise to establish creditability when the team moved to a new ballpark in 2004.

    2008 - Chase Utley is expected to need four to six months to recover from arthroscopic hip surgery performed today at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery. The All-Star Phillies second baseman despite battling the injury for much of the year played a pivotal role in the team's World championship this season.

    2008 - The Marlins will endure a one-year delay in building their 37,000-seat, retractable-roof stadium, now set to open in 2012. Club president David Samson cites recent litigation slowed down the start of construction, and now it would not be cost-effective to keep to the original timeline.

    2009 - Citing his age and the lack of stamina needed to do the job well, legendary Yankee public address announcer Bob Sheppard indicates he will not be returning to the Bronx to do any games. The 99-year old 'Voice of Yankee Stadium' spent more than 50 seasons behind the microphone introducing lineups which have included Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter.

    2014 - Not having learned from their miscue four years ago in signing a Washington National left hand hitting first baseman to become their designated hitter, the Chicago White Sox repeat the mistake by signing free agent Adam LaRoche to a two year/$25 million deal.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Alex Avila as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 25...

    1848 - Wright, Sam
    1858 - McCaffery, Harry
    1859 - Woulfe, Jimmy
    1865 - Cunningham, Bert
    1866 - Hughes, Bill
    1872 - Moore, George
    1875 - Parent, Freddy

    1880 - Corridon, Frank
    1882 - Brouthers, Art
    1889 - Vernon, Joe
    1889 - Crutcher, Dick
    1893 - Bailey, Gene
    1895 - May, Jakie
    1903 - Weaver, Jim
    1914 - Handley, Gene
    1914 - DiMaggio, Joe
    1915 - Finley, Bob
    1916 - Ge0rgy, Oscar
    1917 - Perme, Len

    1922 - Wells, John
    1923 - Wilson, Archie
    1928 - Narleski, Ray
    1931 - Pyecha, John
    1933 - Waugh, Jim
    1934 - Naranjo, Cholly
    1935 - Duffalo, Jim
    1940 - Aust, Dennis
    1941 - Ryan, Mike
    1942 - Etheridge, Bobby
    1945 - Redmond, Wayne
    1946 - Leshnock, Don
    1946 - Ford, Wenty
    1951 - Dent, Bucky

    1957 - Brewer, Tony
    1957 - Walker, Chico
    1957 - Baker, Dave
    1964 - Davis, Mark

    1965 - Veres, Randy
    1966 - Whiten, Mark
    1968 - Johnstone, John
    1971 - Alvarez, Tavo
    1972 - Fermin, Ramon
    1975 - Dotel, Octavio
    1978 - Borchard, Joe

    1978 - McClellan, Zach
    1979 - Tupman, Matt
    1980 - Swisher, Nick

    1987 - Dayton, Grant
    1987 - Karns, Nate
    1988 - Paredes, Jimmy

    Baseball Deaths on November 25...

    1919 - Gilmore, Grover
    1932 - Carr, Charlie
    1937 - Conroy, Ben
    1945 - Patterson, Ham

    1963 - Parnham, Rube
    1972 - Jackson, George
    1974 - Brett, Herb
    1974 - Dent, Eddie
    1974 - Wilson, Frank
    1975 - Sheridan, Red
    1975 - Coombs, Cecil

    1976 - Andre, John
    1979 - Andrews, Elbert
    1980 - Jones, Art
    1984 - Goodman, Ival
    1985 - Jablonski, Ray
    1993 - Whitehead, Burgess
    2000 - Alexander, Hugh
    2005 - Mallette, Mal
    2008 - Gumpert, Randy

    2013 - Brissie, Lou




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« Reply #4490 on: November 26, 2017, 12:33:49 am »

    On November 26 in Baseball History...

    1948 - National League president Ford Frick steps in and pays $350 for funeral services, including the cost of a coffin, for the unclaimed body of Hack Wilson. The former slugger, who had died probably of alcohol abuse a few days earlier in a Baltimore hospital, is identified only as a white male.

    1960 - Moving from Washington, D.C. to an area near Minneapolis and St. Paul, known in Minnesota as the Twin Cities, the state's newly arrived major league team changes its name and will be known as the Twins. The new American League expansion team now in the nation's capital will continue to use the name Senators, but will be a totally different franchise.

    1961 - The Professional Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball. Only National League supervisor of umpires Cal Hubbard votes in favor.

    1962 - Batting champ Pete Runnels (.326) is traded by the Red Sox to the Colt .45s for outfielder Roman Mejias. The Texas native will hit only .252 in Houston next season and will retire in May of 1964.

    1962 - The Dodgers trade pitcher Stan Williams (14-12, 4.46) for Yankee first baseman Bill Skowron (.270, 23, 80). In Game 2 of the World Series 'Moose' will homer against his former teammates.

    1963 - Cincinnati second baseman Pete Rose is a landslide winner of National League Rookie of the Year honors, taking 17 of 20 votes.

    1965 - Dodgers second baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted National League Rookie of the Year.

    1974 - Catfish Hunter, who claims his contract has been violated by the A's for failing to pay $50,000 into a long term annuity fund, meets with an arbitator and team owner Charlie Finley in New York. Peter Seitz of the American Arbitration Association will eventually rule in favor of the right-hander making the Oakland hurler the first big-name star to become a free agent in modern times.

    1975 - Getting 22 of the 24 first place votes, Fred Lynn easily outdistances Royals' first baseman/DH John Mayberry for the American League's Most Valuable Player award. The 22-year old Red Sox flycatcher becomes the first player in baseball history to win the MVP after being named Rookie of the Year in the same season.  Lynn batted .331 with 21 home runs, 105 RBI, and league-leading figures in runs (103), doubles (47), and slugging (.566).

    1979 - Third baseman John Castino, who batted .285 for the Twins, and shortstop Alfredo Griffin, who hit .287 for the Blue Jays, tie for the American League Rookie of the Year award, each receiving seven of the 28 votes. The deadlock precipitates a change in the voting system, effective in 1980.

    1980 - Receiving all 24 first place votes, Mike Schmidt, (.286, 48, 121) wins the Most Valuable Player award as the unanimous choice of the baseball writers. Joining outfielder Chuck Klein (1932) and pitcher Jim Konstanty (1950), the 30-year old hard-hitting third baseman becomes the third Phillies player to be selected as the National League's MVP.

    1986 - The Yankees trade prospects including Doug Drabek to the Pirates for veterans Rick Rhoden, Cecilio Guante and Pat Clements. Drabek will win the Cy Young Award after posting a 22-6 record for the Bucs in 1990.

    1996 - Less than three weeks after major league owners voted 18-12 against ratification of baseball's new collective bargaining agreement, owners voted again and this time approved it by a vote of 26-4. The landmark agreement brings interleague play to the regular season for the first time as well as revenue sharing among owners and a payroll tax on players.

    2002 - Prior to playing two regular-season games against the A's to open the major league season in Japan, MLB announces the Mariners will face the Seibu Lions and Yomiuri Giants in exhibition contests on March 22 and 23. Seattle features former Japanese superstar Ichiro Suzuki, who signed a three-year deal with the team in 2001.

    2003 - Hoping to add punch to their outfield, the A's trade catcher Ramon Hernandez and disgruntled flychaser Terrence Long to the Padres for outfielder Mark Kotsay. The deal will be delayed until Kotsay's back gets a clean bill of health.

    2007 - The Cubs re-signed free agent Kerry Wood to a one-year, $4.2 million deal which includes additional incentives for finishing games. The 30-year fragile former right-handed starter, who turned down multi-year offers from other clubs to stay with Chicago, will be given an opportunity to become the club's closer.

    2010 - The Dodgers complete their starting rotation by signing Jon Garland to a $5 million, one-year deal that includes a club option for an additional season. The 31-year-old right-hander joins the formidable foursome of Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Hiroki Kuroda and Ted Lilly.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 26...

    1866 - Canavan, Jim
    1866 - Twineham, Art
    1866 - Slattery, Mike
    1866 - Duffy, Hugh
    1871 - Tenney, Fred
    1873 - Gannon, Gussie
    1876 - Smith, Stub
    1878 - Malarkey, Bill
    1883 - Lobert, Frank
    1889 - Horsey, Hanson
    1895 - Tomer, George
    1897 - Warwick, Bill
    1898 - Kerr, John

    1900 - Churry, John
    1906 - Johnson, Bob
    1907 - Claset, Gowell
    1908 - Gomez, Lefty
    1913 - Del Savio, Garton
    1914 - Cuccinello, Al
    1914 - Weiland, Ed

    1916 - Miller, Eddie
    1916 - Elliott, Bob

    1916 - Ripley, Walt
    1917 - Cooper, Pat
    1920 - Sheely, Bud

    1921 - Beeler, Jodie
    1921 - McGowan, Mickey
    1922 - Muir, Joe
    1922 - Wade, Ben
    1927 - Taylor, Pete
    1937 - Lee, Bob
    1938 - Rojas, Minnie
    1941 - Torborg, Jeff

    1947 - Hebner, Richie
    1947 - Gura, Larry
    1950 - Orta, Jorge

    1955 - Mendoza, Mike
    1955 - Howell, Jay
    1956 - Walk, Bob
    1956 - Meridith, Ron
    1959 - Moore, Mike
    1960 - Reynolds, Harold
    1962 - Finley, Chuck
    1968 - Wagner, Hector
    1969 - Militello, Sam
    1976 - Schneider, Brian
    1977 - Parrish, John
    1979 - Fulchino, Jeff
    1985 - Nunez, Jhonny

    1985 - Brown, Corey
    1985 - Carpenter, Matt
    1988 - Smoker, Josh
    1988 - Tracy, Matt
    1988 - Velazquez, Hector
    1991 - Knebel, Coret
    1991 - Waldrop. Kyle

    Baseball Deaths on November 26...

    1907 - Burke, Eddie
    1928 - Wagner, Butts
    1937 - Bednar, Andy
    1939 - Harris, Frank
    1952 - Gill, Warren
    1954 - Doak, Bill
    1962 - Carson, Al
    1969 - Kush, Emil
    1973 - Kane, Tom
    1982 - Walker, Hub
    1985 - Sherlock, Monk
    1989 - Fonseca, Lew

    2004 - Haller, Tom
    2012 - Kume, Mike
    2016 - Endicott, Bill





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« Reply #4491 on: November 27, 2017, 12:32:54 am »

    On November 27 in Baseball History...

    1941 - Joe DiMaggio is named American League Most Valuable Player. His 56-game hitting streak edges out Ted Williams and his .406 batting average for the award (291 for DiMaggio and 254 for Williams).

    1947 - Triple Crown winner Ted Williams (.343, 32, 162) is edged out by Joe DiMaggio (.315, 20, 97) for the American League MVP by one point. In 1941, the Yankee Clipper also narrowly beat the 'Spendid Splinter', who hit .406 that season, when a writer left the Red Sox right-fielder off the ballot.

    1950 - Former Cleveland shortstop standout Lou Boudreau signs a two-year contract with the Red Sox for $150,000. The 33-year old future Hall of Fame infielder will hit .267 and will be released at the end of the season, before joining the club for four games in 1952.

    1953 - Future Hall of Famer Roy Campanella (312, 41, 142) is named the National League's MVP for the second time. The Dodger catcher also copped the prize in 1951 and will win the honor again in 1955, joining Stan Musial as the circuit's second three-time recipient of the award.

    1953 - Indian third baseman Al Rosen (.336, 43, 145) is selected the American League's MVP by an unprecedented unanimous vote when he is named first on all 24 ballots cast by the writers. The 28 year-old infielder, completing his fourth full season as a major leaguer, just misses garnering the triple crown when Mick Vernon tops him by one point for the best batting average in the circuit.

    1956 - After winning the MVP last week and the Rookie of the Year in 1949, Brooklyn starter Don Newcombe (27-7, 3.06) receives major league baseball's inaugural Cy Young Award, an honor that will be given to just one hurler until 1967 when each league will name a winner of the prestigious pitching prize. The Dodgers' director of Community Affairs remains the only player in baseball history to have won all three major post-season awards

    1956 - En route to play winter ball for Valencia, Charlie Peete, his wife, and three small children are among the 25 victims who perish when their Caracas-bound plane crashes into the side of a Venezuelan mountain during a severe thunder storm. The 27-year old outfielder, who won the American Association batting title hitting .350 for Omaha, played 23 games for the Cardinals last season and was likely to become the first black player to be a regular starter in the St. Louis lineup.

    1963 - Gary Peters (19-8, 2.33) edges White Sox teammate third baseman Pete Ward (.295, 22, 84) and Twins' outfielder Jimmie Hall (.260, 33, 80) for the American League Rookie of the Year Award. The 26-year old left-handed fireballer, who struck out 189 batters in 243 innings, will become a 20-game winner for Chicago in his sophomore season.

    1963 - The A's and Orioles swap first basemen with Jim Gentile along with $25,000 going to Oakland in exchange for Norm Siebern. Both players will have mediocre seasons with their new clubs, but Baltimore's new infielder will be selected to the All-Star team.

    1967 - The Mets complete the deal that brought Senator skipper Gil Hodges to New York to become the team's manager by sending 21-year old right-hander Bill Denehy and $100,000 in reparations to the nation's capital. The beloved former Dodger and original Met, who still had a year left on his contract with Washington, will guide the Amazins to a World Championship in 1969 and will have his uniform number 14 retired by the team.

    1970 - Carl Morton, who finished the season with a record of 18-11 for the last place Expos, wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. The 26-year old Montreal right-hander receives 11 of the 24 first-place votes cast by the writers with Bernie Carbo [8], Larry Bowa [3], Cesar Cedeno [1], and Wayne Simpson [1] also being named on the BBWAA ballots.

    1972 - The Indians trade third baseman Graig Nettles and catcher Gerry Moses to the Yankees for backstop John Ellis‚ infielder Jerry Kenney‚ and outfielders Charlie Spikes and Rusty Torres. Nettles will play a major role on the Bronx Bombers’ championship teams later in the decade, helping the club win three American League pennants and two World Series.

    1973 - Gary Matthews outpolls eight others, receiving 11 of 24 nominations for the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The Giants outfielder batted .300 in 145 games.

    1974 - Bowie Kuhn suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for two years as a result of Steinbrenner's conviction for illegal campaign contributions to Richard Nixon and others.

    1985 - Vince Coleman is selected by the BBWAA as the National League's Rookie of the Year. The Cardinals freshman outfielder‚ who stole 110 bases for the pennant-winning Redbirds‚ joins Frank Robinson‚ Orlando Cepeda‚ and Willie McCovey as only the fourth unanimous winner of the award.

    1991 - The Mets and Eddie Murray agree to a two-year deal worth $7.5 million. The All-Star first baseman, who played the previous three seasons with the Dodgers, spent the first dozen years of his Hall of Fame career in Baltimore.

    2001 - The major league owners vote unanimously to extend baseball commissioner Bud Selig's contract through 2006. The former Brewers' owner, who had held the top spot on an interim basis since 1992, was given the title on a permanent basis midway through the 1998 season.

    2007 - The Brewers and Jason Kendall agree to a one-year contract that guarantees $4.25 million and includes a vesting option for 2009. The 33-year old catcher, who split time with the A's and Cubs last season, replaces recently traded Johnny Estrada behind the plate.

    2013 - The Chicago White Sox signed Zach Putnam as a free agent.

    2015 - The Toronto Blue Jays signed J.A. Happ as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 27...

    1881 - Kane, Jim
    1888 - O'Toole, Marty
    1892 - Bush, Joe
    1896 - Singleton, John
    1899 - Styles, Lena
    1903 - Hohman, Bill
    1910 - Miklos, Hank
    1912 - York, Tony
    1918 - Capri, Pat
    1919 - Reynolds, Danny

    1920 - Schmitz, Johnny
    1922 - Bevil, Lou
    1923 - Schultz, Bob
    1924 - Howe, Cal
    1927 - Quinn, Frank
    1933 - Moran, Billy
    1937 - Short, Bill
    1938 - Handrahan, Vern
    1938 - Tartabull, Jose
    1939 - Giusti, Dave
    1941 - Raffo, Al
    1944 - Tompkins, Ron
    1947 - Harrell, John
    1950 - Sheldon, Bob
    1951 - Spillner, Dan

    1958 - Scioscia, Mike
    1961 - Milligan, Randy
    1969 - Laker, Tim
    1969 - Eddy, Chris
    1974 - Ray, Ken
    1977 - Bloomquist, Willie
    1977 - Valdes, Raul
    1978 - Rollins, Jimmy

    1979 - Mendoza, Carlos
    1979 - Van Every, Jon
    1983 - Berken, Jason
    1992 - Zimmer, Bradley
    1996 - Jimenez, Eloy

    Baseball Deaths on November 27...

    1906 - Willigrod, JulIus
    1912 - Corey, Fred
    1922 - McHenry, Austin
    1931 - Burdock, Jack
    1936 - Barry, Shad
    1939 - Fifield, Jack
    1941 - Schwenck, Rudy
    1946 - Tarbert, Arlie
    1954 - Maddox, Nick
    1956 - Peete, Charlie
    1957 - Wolfe, Chuck
    1961 - Harmon, Bob
    1962 - Peterson, Bob
    1965 - Hollahan, Bill
    1968 - Fernandes, Ed

    1969 - Llewellyn, Clem
    1973 - Holly, Ed
    1976 - Baird, Al
    1980 - Connelly, Bill

    1981 - Betcher, Frank
    1987 - Herman, Babe
    1989 - Boggs, Ray
    1992 - Tauscher, Walt
    1993 - Hayes, Jim
    1994 - Moulder, Glen

    1997 - Masterson, Paul
    2006 - Mayo, Eddie
    2007 - Smyres, Clancy
    2008 - Tomasic, Andy
    2010 - Werle, Bill
    2015 - Marone, Lou


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« Reply #4492 on: November 28, 2017, 01:12:50 am »

    On November 28 in Baseball History...

    1938 - Monty Stratton has his right leg amputated as a result of a hunting accident in Greenville, Texas. The White Sox hurler's attempted comeback is chronicled in the 1949 movie The Stratton Story.

    1944 - Hal Newhouser is named Most Valuable Player in the American League, gathering four more votes than teammate Dizzy Trout. Newhouser's 29 wins contrast his 34 combined wins the previous four years. His 2.22 ERA is bettered by Trout (2.12), who also has 27 wins.

    1950 - Having already relieved general manager Branch Rickey of his duties, Brooklyn owner Walter O'Malley continues his house cleaning as he names Pacific Coast League Oakland manager Chuck Dressen to replace the fired 65-year old Burt Shotton, who compiled a 326-215 (.603) record during his four-year tenure as the Dodgers skipper.

    1955 - Monte Irvin’s tenure with the Giants ends as the former Negro League standout is claimed in the Rule V draft by the Cubs. The future Hall of Famer will retire after one year in Chicago finishing his brief 8-year career with a with a .293 batting average.

    1956 - The Indians name Major Kerby Farrell to replace Al Lopez as manager. Farrell won the Junior World Series as the pilot of the AA Indianapolis Indians.

    1957 - Warren Spahn of the Braves wins the Cy Young Award as the major league's top pitcher almost unanimously. The only competition for the 21-game winner is White Sox hurler Dick Donovan, who receives one vote.

    1958 - The American League announces that its Opening Day game in 1959 will be the earliest ever, April 9.

    1964 - Named on 19 of the 20 ballots cast by a special committee of the BBWAA, Twins freshman outfielder Tony Olivia is overwhelming selected as the American League's Rookie of the Year, with the lone dissenting vote going to 19 year-old Oriole right-hander Wally Bunker (19-5, 2.69). The Cuban native from Pinar del Rio won the AL's batting crown with a .323 average while hitting 32 home runs and driving in 94 runs for the sixth-place club.

    1964 - The Phillies' slugging third baseman Dick Allen is chosen as the National League's Rookie of the year receiving 18 of the the 20 votes cast by a special committee of the BBWAA. The 'Wampum Walloper' led the circuit in runs scored, triples, and total bases, batting .328, fifth best in the league, with 29 homers and 91 RBIs.

    1965 - Future Red Sox owner Haywood Sullivan resigns as A's manager to become the Red Sox director of player personnel and vice president of the club. The Donalsonville, Georgia native is replaced by Alvin Dark.

    1969 - Los Angeles second baseman Ted Sizemore (.271) becomes the seventh Dodgers player to win National League Rookie of the Year honors.

    1972 - In a seven-player blockbuster deal between cross-town rivals, the Dodgers trade Bobby Valentine, Billy Grabarkewitz, Frank Robinson, Bill Singer and Mike Strahler to the Angels for Ken McMullen and Andy Messersmith. Both Singer (1973) and Messersmith (1974) will become 20-game winners for their new teams.

    1973 - Al Bumbry beats out five other vote-getters to win American League Rookie of the Year honors. The Orioles outfielder played just 110 games, but tied for the league lead in triples (11) and batted .337.

    1974 - After being convicted of making illegal contributions to the Re-elect Nixon campaign, Yankee owner George Steinbrenner is suspended from baseball for two years by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn.

    1978 - The Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after nine years, during which the club averaged 96 wins per season and won five divisional titles, four National League pennants, and two World Championships.

    1979 - Right-hander Rick Sutcliffe, who compiled a 17-10 record on a sub-.500 Dodger team, is named on 20 of 24 writers' ballots to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Outfielders Jeffrey Leonard of the Astros and Scot Thompson of the Cubs garner the remaining four votes.

    1988 - Rich Gedman becomes the highest paid catcher in the American League when he signs a one-year contract with the Red Sox for $1.2 million; the Boston backstop will hit .212 for the season.

    2000 - Curtis Leskanic (9-3, 2.56, 12 saves) agrees to a $7.2 million, three-year incentive-laden contract with the Brewers which can almost double based on performance. The 32-year-old closer converted 11 of 12 save chances after former Milwaukee closer Bob Wickman was traded to the Indians on July 28.

    2005 - Agreeing to a deal which pays him the highest average salary for a reliever in baseball history, left-handed Billy Wagner is offered a $43 million, four-year contract to close for the Mets. The 34-year old ‘Billy the Kid’, who saved 38 games for the Phillies, has had his fastball clocked over 100 mph.

    2005 - Closer B.J. Ryan, who saved 36 games last season for the Orioles, agrees to a $47 million, five-year deal with the Blue Jays. The thirty-year old southpaw’s contract calls for the largest amount of money ever given to a reliever.

    2005 - Due to the 15-year restriction, Pete Rose is no longer eligible for possible inclusion on the baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot. The all-time hits leader, who was banned from baseball for life in 1989 for allegedly gambling on the game, has not been listed previously because the Hall of Fame Board of Directors decreed that anyone on the permanently ineligible list couldn't be considered by BBWAA.

    2006 - Adam Kennedy ends his seven-year tenure with the Angels signing a $10-million, three-year deal with the Cardinals. The former Redbird farmhand will be reunited with David Eckstein, the second baseman's double-play partner during the 2002 World Series championship year in Anaheim.

    2007 - In a six-player trade, the Twins obtain outfielder Delmon Young, infielder Brendan Harris and outfield prospect Jason Pridie from the Rays in exchange for right-handed starter Matt Garza, starting shortstop Jason Bartlett and pitching prospect Eduardo Morlan. The acquisition of the 22-year old turbulent Tampa Bay outfielder, who was admonished by his manager last season for not hustling, will help Minnesota fill the void created by free agent Torii Hunter's departure to the Angels.

   2007 - The White Sox sign free agent Scott Linebrink (5-6, 3.71) to a four-year, $19 million contract which is considered by many to be a very lucrative deal for a middle-reliever. Chicago plans to use the former Padres/Brewers reliever in an eighth inning set-up role to get to closer Bobby Jenks.

    2011 - Less than a week after obtaining the Astros from Drayton McLane, new owner Jim Crane fires GM Ed Wade and team president Tal Smith. In a statement issued by new team president and chief executive officer George Postolos, Dave Gottfried, Houston's assistant GM, has been asked to serve as the club's interim general manager until a replacement can be found.

    2011 - The Rays sign veteran backstop Jose Molina to a one-year, $1.5-million contract that includes a club option at the same amount for the 2013 season. The 36-year-old catcher, known for his outstanding defensive skills, hit a career-best .281 last season with Toronto.

    2014 - The Kansas City Royals signed Jason Frasor as a free agent.

    2014 - The Oakland Athletics traded Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Brett Lawrie, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman and Franklin Barreto.

    2015 -The San Diego Padres signed Philip Humber as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 28...

    1858 - Davis, Daisy
    1861 - Conway, Bill
    1865 - Minnehan, Dan
    1870 - Peitz, Heinie
    1874 - Yerkes, Stan
    1876 - Fohl, Lee
    1877 - Jackson, Jim
    1882 - Roach, Roxey
    1883 - Osborn, Fred
    1887 - Prough, Bill
    1893 - Karr, Benn
    1894 - O'Rourke, Frank
    1895 - Anderson, Bill
    1895 - Craft, Molly
    1905 - Chapman, Ed
    1907 - King, Lynn
    1910 - McWilliams, Bill
    1910 - Gallagher, Ed
    1911 - DeLancey, Bill
    1916 - West, Max
    1918 - Meers, Russ
    1922 - Westrum, Wes
    1927 - Paula, Carlos
    1928 - Queen, Billy
    1937 - Goldy, Purnal
    1937 - Withrow, Corky
    1941 - Fisher, Fritz
    1949 - Augustine, Dave
    1950 - Fuller, Jim
    1953 - Lezcano, Sixto
    1957 - Rooney, Pat
    1958 - Righetti, Dave

    1959 - Datz, Jeff
    1960 - Howell, Ken
    1963 - Weiss, Walt
    1964 - Burkett, John
    1964 - Wilson, Craig
    1965 - Williams, Matt
    1968 - Burrows, Terry
    1968 - Sheldon, Scott
    1969 - Nen, Robb
    1969 - Astacio, Pedro
    1971 - Simas, Bill

    1972 - Guzman, Geraldo
    1972 - Parra, Jose
    1976 - Bernero, Adam
    1978 - Schultz, Mike
    1979 - Logan, Nook
    1979 - Schultz, Mike
    1983 - Villanueva, Carlos
    1988 - Quackenbush, Kevin
    1989 - Davis, Taylor
    1989 - Sanchez, Angel
    1989 - Hultzen, Danny
    1994 - Diaz, Miguel

    Baseball Deaths on November 28...

    1903 - Easton, Jack
    1914 - Wilson, Tug
    1930 - Hendricks, Ed
    1936 - Casey, Bob
    1944 - Miller, Elmer
    1946 - DeLancey, Bill
    1949 - Kruger, Art
    1957 - Donnelly, Ed
    1959 - Ryan, Blondy
    1959 - McFarland, Ed

    1960 - Johnson, Abbie
    1961 - Moore, Earl
    1962 - Moran, Harry
    1970 - Weaver, Orlie
    1977 - Meusel, Bob
    1979 - Bremer, Herb
    1983 - Boak, Chet
    1989 - Posedel, Bill
    1990 - Hughes, Tommy
    1991 - Wentzel, Stan
    1993 - Piktuzis, George
    1999 - Errickson, Dick
    2004 - Johnson, Connie

    2006 - Calderone, Sam
    2007 - Marquis, Bob
    2008 - Murff, Red
    2010 - Emery, Cal
    2010 - McDougald, Gil



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« Reply #4493 on: November 29, 2017, 12:01:57 am »

    On November 29 in Baseball History...

    1926 - Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager. Stories of a thrown game and betting on games by Ty Cobb and Speaker for third-place money in 1919 gain momentum when Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis holds a secret hearing with the two stars and former pitcher-outfielder Joe Wood.

    1957 - Mayor Robert Wagner forms a four-member committee to find a replacement for the Dodgers and Giants in New York City.

    1962 - Major league officials and player representatives agree to return to a single All-Star Game in 1963. The players' pension fund will receive 95 percent of the one game's proceeds (rather than 60 percent of the two games).

    1964 - The Red Sox trade first baseman Dick Stuart to the Phillies for pitcher Dennis Bennett.

    1965 - The Yankees trade Phil Linz to the Phillies for infielder Ruben Amaro. Over the next three seasons, the 26-year old utility player, who became infamous for playing his harmonica on the team bus last season, will appear in only 165 games, retiring after spending just seven years in the major leagues.

    1966 - The Dodgers trade two-time batting champ Tommy Davis and outfielder Derrell Griffith to the Mets for outfielder Jim Hickman and infielder Ron Hunt. Hickman leaves New York as the franchise's all-time home run leader with 60 round-trippers.

    1966 - Yankee veteran third baseman Clete Boyer is traded to the Braves for outfielder Bill Robinson and a player to be named later.

    1971 - The Giants trade Gaylord Perry to the Indians in exchange for all-Star pitcher “Sudden” Sam McDowell. The former San Francisco right-hander will finish his Hall of Fame career with 314 victories, and 'Sudden Sam', due to personal reasons, will post an 8-17 record for three different teams before retiring after the 1975 season.

    1971 - In a trade now considered one of the worst in baseball history, the Astros, in a winter meeting deal, send Joe Morgan, Ed Armbrister, Jack Billingham, Cesar Geronimo and Denis Menke to the Reds for Tommy Helms, Lee May and Jimmy Stewart. In addition to giving away César Gerónimo, the regular center fielder for his new team, and Jack Billingham, who becomes a top of the rotation starter for Cincinnati, Houston loses nine-year veteran and future Hall of Famer Joe Morgan because skipper Harry Walker, not known for his tolerance, labeled the 29-year old second baseman a trouble maker.

    1971 - Falling short against Baltimore in the playoffs, the A's bolster their pitching obtaining starting pitcher Ken Holtzman from the Cubs in exchange for center fielder Rick Monday. After only nine wins with Chicago last season, the southpaw rebounds with a 19-11 record and becomes a mainstay in Oakland's rotation behind Vida Blue and Catfish Hunter.

    1975 - Two Baltimore greats, with a combined total of 24 Gold Glove Awards, are each honored for the last time. Brooks Robinson and Paul Blair are the two making swan songs on The Sporting News fielding team, while outfielders Garry Maddox and Fred Lynn each win the award for the first time.

    1976 - The Yankees sign free-agent Reggie Jackson to five-year, $3.5 million contract. During Mr. October's tenure, the Bronx Bombers will win four divisions, three pennants and two World Series.
    1990 - A consortium of Canadian investors led by Expos president Claud Brochu agrees to buy the club from Charles Bronfman for a reported $85 million, assuring that the team will remain in Montreal.

    1992 - Marge Schott, in a New York Times article, tries to explain her recent insensitive remarks by stating her reference that Adolph Hitler was initially good for Germany was in jest and that she really didn't understand why the word "Jap" was offensive. MLB will appoint a four-man panel to investigate the Reds owner's comments and will eventually suspend her for the inappropriate remarks.

    1995 - Charlie Smith, the player traded to the Yankees from the Cardinals for Roger Maris in 1967, dies at the age of 57. During his two years with the Bronx Bombers, the third baseman hit only .224.

    2007 - HBO Films announces its plan to make a movie out of "Game of Shadows," the book about Barry Bonds' alleged steroid use and the subsequent investigation by the federal government. The authors, San Francisco Chronicle reporters Lance William and Mark Fainaru-Wada, based much of their content on leaked secret grand jury testimony.

    2007 - With fan favorites Jimmy Rollins and Cole Hamels modeling the team's new 'old' look, the Phillies unveil their alternate home uniform which will be worn during all home day games next season. The uniforms, which do not feature the familiar red pinstripes, are styled similarly to the one the club wore in the 1940s.

    2010 - The Rangers sign free agent Yorvit Torrealba to a two-year deal worth $6.25 million. The acquisition of the veteran catcher, who is slated to be the team's starting backstop, fills the potential void created by the possible retirement of Bengie Molina.

    2011 - The Royals have agreed to a one-year contract with right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton. The former Dodgers closer, who missed most of last season due to bone spurs in his pitching elbow, will be used out of the bullpen in a setup role for last-inning specialist Joakim Soria.

    2012 - The Minnesota Twins traded Denard Span to the Washington Nationals in exchange for Alex Meyer.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 29...

    1861 - Pyle, Shadow
    1864 - Sowders, Bill
    1869 - Abbey, Bert
    1873 - Weimer, Jake
    1876 - McCredie, Walt
    1878 - Hughes, Tom
    1884 - Campbell, Hutch
    1885 - Wanner, Jack
    1885 - Alc0ck, Scotty

    1889 - Weilman, Carl
    1893 - Snell, Charlie
    1893 - Elliott, Carter
    1895 - Enright, Jack
    1896 - DeBerry, Joe
    1898 - Shea, Red
    1901 - Crump, Buddy
    1905 - Pyle, Harlan
    1908 - Simmons, Pat
    1909 - Brittain, Gus
    1910 - Leip, Ed
    1913 - Boyles, Harry
    1914 - Orengo, Joe
    1922 - Minoso, Minnie

    1922 - Lovenguth, Lynn
    1924 - Noren, Irv
    1928 - Currie, Bill
    1931 - Pettit, Paul
    1937 - Thomas, George
    1939 - McAuliffe, Dick
    1939 - Derrington, Jim

    1941 - Rodriquez, Roberto
    1941 - Freehan, Bill
    1943 - McGinn, Dan
    1950 - Easler, Mike
    1950 - Velez, Otto
    1951 - Wheelock, Gary
    1956 - Price, Joe
    1956 - Anderson, Rick
    1957 - Burtt, Dennis
    1959 - Holton, Brian
    1960 - Johnson, Howard
    1967 - Hamelin, Bob
    1968 - Battle, Allen
    1968 - Martinez, Pedro
    1969 - Rivera, Mariano
    1970 - Rodriguez, Steve
    1977 - Alfaro, Jason
    1979 - Beltran, Francis
    1981 - Quiroz, Guillermo
    1982 - Giarratano, Tony
    1983 - Gentry, Craig
    1989 - Montero, Jesus

    Baseball Deaths on November 29...

    1901 - Sullivan, Jim
    1916 - Unglaub, Bob
    1923 - Pears, Frank
    1929 - Whelan, Jimmy
    1933 - Humphries, John
    1941 - Hahn, Ed

    1942 - Bescher, Bob
    1952 - Latham, Arlie
    1954 - Lawson, Al
    1962 - Kress, Red

    1963 - Reilly, Arch
    1972 - Neis, Bernie

    1973 - Hamilton, Tom
    1974 - Moore, Al
    1978 - Williamson, Al

    1980 - Dunlap, Bill
    1982 - Copeland, Mays
    1982 - Cicotte, Al
    1992 - Stainback, Tuck
    1994 - Smith, Charley

    1998 - Turner, Jim
    1999 - Herrin, Tom
    2001 - Lopez, Marcelino
    2004 - Danning, Harry
    2005 - Power, Vic
    2006 - Mikkelsen, Pete
    2015 - de los Santos, Ramon






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« Reply #4494 on: November 30, 2017, 12:05:08 am »

    On November 30 in Baseball History...

    1942 - Bill Terry resigns from his job as supervisor of the minor-league system for the Giants to go into private business. The Giants, with nine minor league teams at the start of 1942, are down to two: Jersey City and Fort Smith, Arkansas.

    1948 - Cleveland Indians player/manager Lou Boudreau is selected as the American League Most Valuable Player. The popular shortstop, who had almost been dealt to the Browns earlier in the year but for the protest of the Tribe fans, prompts owner Bill Veeck to comment, "Sometimes the best trades are the ones you never make".

    1952 - On a local New York television show, Jackie Robinson accuses the Yankee organization of being racist due to its failure to have a black player on the club. Elston Howard will become the first black ballplayer in the Bronx in 1955, nine years after Robinson broke the color barrier with the Dodgers.

    1961 - The Giants acquire two hurlers, Don Larsen and Billy Pierce, in exchange for four players being sent to the White Sox. Both pitchers contribute to the Giants' National League championship, with Pierce winning 16 games for San Francisco.

    1961 - Billy Williams is voted National League Rookie of the Year. The Cubs' outfielder is named on ten of the 16 ballots cast by the BBWAA with the runner-up, Braves catcher Joe Torre, receiving five votes from the writers.

    1970 - The Cubs trade veteran knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm to the Braves for minor league first baseman Hal Breedan. The future Hall of Fame relief pitcher will be released in June by Atlanta, but will finish the season with the Dodgers.

    1972 - The Reds obtain outfielder Richie Scheinblum and pitcher Roger Nelson from the Royals for Hal McRae.

    1977 - Joining his fifth team this year, Dave Kingman signs as a free agent with the Cubs. Sky King, put on waivers in September by the Padres after a mid-season trade with the Mets, was selected by the Angels who dealt the much-traveled slugger to the Yankees a week later.

    1981 - Yankees southpaw Dave Righetti (8-4, 2.06 in 1981) wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award.

    2000 - Free agent Mike Mussina inks an $88.5 million, six-year contract with the Yankees. The ten-year veteran compiled a 147-81 record with a 3.53 ERA as an Oriole hurler.

    2001 - Unsure of their future, Montreal signs a one-year lease to play their home games of the 2002 season at Olympic Stadium. Due to the threat of being eliminated because of the proposed contraction of major league teams, the agreement gives the Expos the right to unilaterally cancel the contract.

    2001 - The major league's plan to contract by two teams next season is put into jeopardy by Minnesota courts. The state's Supreme Court refuses to grant the request for a speedy review of the appeal of the injunction which forces the Twins to play in 2001, and the appellate court sets the hearing for December 27, a date many believe is too late to make the elimination of two teams a reality.

    2005 - The Red Sox petitioned a judge to keep the ball used to make the last out of the 2004 World Series. Former first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz, who kept the ball after it was thrown by closer Keith Foulke, loaned the sensational sphere to the club, but continues to claim ownership of the historic horsehide which made the team World Champions for the first time in 86 years.

    2007 - The Rays sign reliever Troy Percival (3-0, 1.80) to an $8 million, two-year deal. The 38-year old right-hander, who came out of retirement last season to make 34 appearances for Cardinals, is a major upgrade to Tampa Bay's beleaguered bullpen.

    2007 - Not allowing his agent Scott Boras to broker the best free-agent deal available, Kenny Rogers, representing himself in contract negotiations, signs an $8 million, one-year deal to return to the Tigers for a third season. The 43-year old southpaw posted a 3-4 record with a 4.43 ERA in a 2007 injury-shortened season, after leading Detroit to a World Series the previous year.

    2007 - The Mets trade highly touted prospect Lastings Milledge to the Nationals in exchange for fly chaser Ryan Church and catcher Brian Schneider. Although the transaction helps New York fill its immediate needs behind the plate and in the outfield, the trade appears to favor Washington due to Milledge's perceived potential.

    2009 - The Angels vote to give a full postseason share to the estate of Nick Adenhart, the rookie pitcher who died in a fatal car accident a few hours after winning his first start of the season in April. The Halos, who lost the ALCS to the Yankees, each earned an additional $138,039 due to their playoff appearance.

    2009 - Sports illustrated announces Derek Jeter as its Sportsman of the Year, making the 'Captain' the first Yankee to be honored by the magazine. The other baseball recipients to win the award, given annually since SI's inception in 1954, include Johnny Podres (Dodgers - 1955), Stan Musial (Cardinals - 1957), Sandy Koufax (Dodgers - 1965), Tom Seaver (Mets - 1969), Pete Rose (Reds -1975), Orel Hershiser (Dodgers - 1988), Cal Ripken Jr. (Orioles -1995), Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa (Cardinals, Cubs - 1998), Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling (Diamondbacks - 2001), and the entire Red Sox team (2004).

    2009 - The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center names Mark Teahen as the 2009 Hutch Award recipient for best exemplifing the honor, courage and dedication of former major leaguer and skipper Fred Hutchinson, who died from cancer in 1964. The 28-year old infielder/outfieder, recently traded to the White Sox from the Royals, was a key spokesman and fundraiser for the Kansas City YMCA Challenger Baseball program, a division of Little League that provides children with physical or mental challenges the opportunity to play ball on specially designed diamonds.

    2009 - TBS spokesman Jeff Pomeroy confirms Chip Caray, who just completed his third season as the lead play-by-play announcer, and the network have decided to part ways. The son of the beloved late Braves broadcaster Skip Caray and the grandson of the legendary play-by-play announcer Harry Caray, had been heavily criticized for his postseason work in which he miscalled plays, cited misinformation and for being very subjective while calling the game.

    2010 - The Dodgers sign free agent Juan Uribe to a three-year, $21 million deal to play second base for the team. The enthusiastic and versatile 31-year-old Dominican infielder also gives new manager Don Mattingly more options at shortstop and third base.

    2010 - Tony Tulowitzki and the Rockies agree to a seven-year extension that guarantees the All-Star infielder $157.75 million until 2020. The 26-year old Gold Glove shortstop's contract is now the eighth richest in baseball history.

    2012 - Mets third baseman David Wright agrees to an eight-year, $138 million contract, the richest deal in franchise history. The 29 year-old six-time All-Star is the team's all-time leader in hits, doubles, extra-base hits, walks, RBIs and runs scored.

    2012 - The Hill family of Dearborn, Missouri, is presented with an oversized check for $293,750,000, their share of one of the two $192 million Powerball jackpots. Although it is widely reported that their six winning numbers were picked based on uniform numbers of Royals greats: George Brett (No. 5), Mark Gubicza (No. 23), Bo Jackson (No. 16), Dennis Leonard (No. 22), Dan Quisenberry (No. 29) and Willie Wilson (No. 6), Mark and Cindy Hill, who are big Kansas City fans, say they randomly selected the numbers.

    2012 - The Houston Astros claimed Philip Humber from the Chicago White Sox on waivers.

    2015 - The St. Louis Cardinals signed Brayan Peña as a free agent.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves signed Jim Johnson as a free agent.

    2015 - The Detroit Tigers signed Jordan Zimmermann as a free agent.

    2016 - The Minnesota Twins signed Jason Castro as a free agent.

    2016 - The New York Mets signed Yoenis Cespedes as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 30...

    1850 - Jennings, Alamazoo
    1851 - Gillespie, Pete
    1865 - Brooks, Harry
    1870 - Killen, Frank
    1875 - Grimshaw, Myron
    1877 - Latimer, Tacks
    1880 - Shannabrook, Warren
    1883 - Houser, Ben
    1884 - Nelson, Andy

    1885 - Koestner, Elmer
    1891 - Giebel, Joe
    1892 - Billings, Josh
    1893 - Hoffman, Tex
    1897 - Duff, Larry

    1897 - Ballou, Win
    1897 - Branom, Dud
    1898 - Marberry, Firpo
    1898 - Bauer, Lou
    1899 - Ewing, Reuben
    1901 - Sukeforth, Clyde
    1901 - Graves, Sid
    1909 - DeShong, Jimmie
    1913 - Holborow, Wally
    1929 - Kiely, Leo
    1931 - Mayer, Ed
    1935 - Hamilton, Steve

    1950 - Swan, Craig
    1954 - Kerrigan, Joe
    1954 - Berenguer, Juan
    1956 - Evans, Barry
    1956 - Engle, Dave
    1958 - Hernandez, Toby
    1958 - Shields, Steve
    1960 - Tewksbury, Bob
    1962 - Jackson, Bo

    1962 - Wayne, Gary
    1968 - Haynes, Heath
    1969 - Lewis, Mark
    1971 - Durham, Ray

    1971 - Rodriguez, Ivan
    1976 - Wilson, Craig
    1977 - Valderrama, Carlos
    1980 - Victorino, Shane
    1981 - Harden, Rich
    1985 - Valbuena, Luis
    1987 - Anderson, Chase
    1989 - Mahtook, Mikie
    1991 - Mills, Alec
    1992 - Crick, Kyle

    Baseball Deaths on November 30...

    1885 - Cronin, Dan
    1920 - Meyers, Lou
    1942 - Love, Slim
    1946 - McShannic, Pete
    1948 - Bowerman, Frank
    1955 - Stone, John
    1956 - Shea, John
    1959 - Scott, Jack
    1969 - Eayrs, Eddie
    1969 - Creeden, Connie
    1973 - Metzler, Alex

    1979 - Slayback, Scottie
    1983 - Evans, Bill

    1985 - Grant, Jim
    1986 - Bruner, Roy
    1988 - Berger, Wally
    1995 - Davis, Jim
    1995 - Suero, William
    1996 - Petoskey, Ted
    1998 - Liska, Ad
    1998 - Levan, Jesse
    1999 - Schroll, Al
    2003 - Brewer, Jack
    2010 - Stevens, R C
    2012 - Alvarez, Rogelio
    2015 - Dustal, Bob




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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4495 on: December 01, 2017, 12:04:16 am »

    On December 1 in Baseball History...

    1942 - At major league meetings in Chicago, World War II travel restrictions are the order of the day. Owners decide to restrict travel to a three-trip schedule rather than the customary four. Spring training in 1943 will be limited to locations north of the Potomac or Ohio rivers and east of the Mississippi.

    1953 - The Red Sox trade for hard-hitting Jackie Jensen, sending Maury McDermott and Tom Umphlett to Washington. Jensen will average 25 home runs a year for his seven seasons in Fenway, lead the AL in RBI three times, and win the MVP award in 1958. A fear of flying will end his career prematurely.

    1954 - The Yankees and Orioles complete the largest trade in major league history as 17 players, including Don Larsen, Gene Woodling, and Bob Turley change teams. The first phase of the transaction began November 18th and will conclude today after the major league draft.

    1955 - Right-hander Virgil Trucks returns to the Tigers in a trade for White Sox third baseman Bubba Phillips. The 38-year old 'Fire' will post a 6-5 record in his one-year return stint with the Detroit.

    1956 - In a unanimous vote, Frank Robinson is selected by the BBWAA as the National League Rookie of the Year. The 21-year old freshman Reds outfielder will become the first major leaguer to win the Most Valuable Player award in both leagues, the National League prize with Cincinnati in 1961 and the AL crown in 1966 with Baltimore.

    1956 - Future Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio is selected as the American League Rookie of the Year beating out Indian Rocky Colavito and Oriole Tito Francona. The 22-year old White Sox shortstop led the American League with 21 stolen bases.

    1961 - Red Sox freshman hurler Don Schwall is selected as the American League Rookie of the Year. The 25-year old right-hander, who managed to get on the All-Star team despite making his big league debut five weeks into the season, compiled a 15-7 record for a team which finished ten games under .500.

    1964 - The Houston Colt .45's become officially known as the Astros. The change in name for the three-year old expansion franchise is necessitated due to a dispute with the Colt firearm company and the team's proximity to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

    1965 - After losing the outfielder on waivers, the Kansas City A's get back prospect Joe Rudi from the Indians. The Gold Glove left fielder will play a key role for the world championship teams during the early 70's in Oakland.

    1965 - The Pirates trade catcher Ozzie Virgil and pitcher Joe Gibbon to the Giants for outfielder Matty Alou. The flycatcher, who hit a meager .231 with San Francisco last year, will capture the National League batting crown next season with a .342 batting average.

    1967 - Pacific Northwest Sports, Inc. is awarded one of the two AL expansion franchise. The team will play in Seattle.

    1970 - The White Sox trade Luis Aparicio to the Red Sox in exchange for infielders Mike Andrews and Luis Alvarado. Boston's acquisition of the future Hall of Fame shortstop shifts all-star Rico Petrocelli, with his consent, from short to third base.

    1971 - The Cubs release Ernie Banks and announce Ernie will serve as a coach with the club next season, ending the infielder's 19-year major league Hall of Fame career.  'Mr. Cub', the team's first black player, won back-to-back MVP awards in 1958-59, and in 1999 was named to Major League Baseball's All-Century Team  Mr. Cub finishes his playing career with 512 home runs and 1,636 RBI.

    1987 - Free agent Brett Butler (.295, 9, 41) signs with the Giants. The 31-year old former Indian outfielder stole 33 bases for the Tribe last season.

    1998 - Due to the acquisition of all-star backstop Mike Piazza, the Mets deal fan favorite Todd Hundley along with right-hander Arnold Gooch to the Dodgers for outfielder Roger Cedeno and catcher Charles Johnson. New York then sends Johnson to Baltimore to obtain closer Armando Benitez.

    1998 - Bypassing his agent and making the deal himself, Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro turns down a bigger offer from Baltimore. The 33-year old All-Star agrees to a $45 million, five-year deal to return to the Rangers, the club he left five seasons ago before joining the Birds.

    1998 - The Mets sign 31 year-old Gold Glove third baseman Robin Ventura (.263, 21, 91) to a four-year, 32 million dollar free-agent deal. The former White Sox infielder will join two-time Gold Glove shortstop Rey Ordonez, Edgardo Alfonzo, who will shift from the hot corner to second base, and first baseman John Olerud to make up one of the best fielding infields in history, according to Sports Ilustrated.

    2000 - Turk Wendell, who wears uniform number 99, agrees to a three-year deal worth $9,999,999.99 with the Mets. The New York reliever had asked that his pact include an option year in which he would play for free, but that plan was unworkable because baseball's collective bargaining agreement sets a $200,000 minimum salary.

    2011 - At a news conference covered by approximately 100 members of the media, many of them from the New York papers and broadcast outlets, the Red Sox introduce Bobby Valentine as the team's new manager. Boston announces that the 61-year old skipper, who hasn't managed in the big leagues since being fired by the Mets 2002, has agreed to a two-year deal with the club having options for 2014 and 2015.

    2011 - The Chicago White Sox signed Eric Stults as a free agent.

    2015 - The Dodgers, the first club to break the color barrier when Jackie Robinson made his major league debut in 1947, hire their first minority manager in franchise history. Dave Roberts, the team's former center fielder and most recently the Padres' bench coach for the past two seasons, takes over the reins from the new Marlins skipper Don Mattingly, who left Los Angeles after guiding the club to three consecutive NL West titles.

    2015 - The Cleveland Indians signed Joba Chamberlain as a free agent.

    2015 - The Cleveland Indians signed Felipe Paulino as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 1...

    1844 - Wood, Jimmy
    1863 - McKeough, Dave
    1868 - Fox, Paddy
    1870 - Raub, Tommy
    1877 - Broderick, Matt
    1882 - Reulbach, Ed
    1884 - Moore, Charley
    1889 - Mitchell, Willie
    1891 - O'Connor, Johnny
    1892 - Sturgis, Dean
    1892 - Dickerson, George
    1894 - Alten, Ernie
    1895 - Miller, Jake
    1898 - High, Charlie
    1900 - Barnes, Eppie
    1901 - Cvengros, Mike

    1901 - Coleman, Ed
    1902 - Badgro, Red
    1905 - Dear, Buddy
    1908 - Munns, Les
    1911 - Barnes, Junie
    1911 - Alston, Walter
    1912 - Lavagetto, Cookie
    1917 - Marion, Marty

    1918 - Sloat, Lefty
    1919 - Wojey, Pete
    1921 - Ripple, Charlie
    1921 - Savage, Bob
    1922 - Lerchen, George
    1925 - Jordan, Niles
    1925 - McLish, Cal

    1929 - Escalera, Nino
    1940 - Perkins, Cecil
    1944 - Ray, Jim
    1948 - Foster, George

    1952 - Warthen, Dan
    1954 - Schatzeder, Dan
    1956 - Filer, Tom
    1961 - Winningham, Herm
    1962 - Jones, Tim
    1963 - Harris, Greg
    1965 - Tackett, Jeff
    1965 - Machado, Julio
    1966 - McMichael, Greg
    1966 - Walker, Larry
    1967 - Sanders, Reggie
    1970 - Rueter, Kirk
    1985 - Rodriguez, Eddy
    1986 - Morris, A.J.
    1988 - Straily, Dan
    1991 - Barrios, Yhonathan
    1992 - Baez, Javier

    Baseball Deaths on December 1...

    1899 - Gastfield, Ed
    1902 - Dunlap, Fred
    1924 - Stark, Dolly
    1924 - Stephenson, Dummy
    1927 - Shay, Danny
    1927 - Smith, Germany
    1942 - Connaughton, Frank
    1949 - Horsey, Hanson
    1950 - Hall, Bob
    1954 - O'Hara, Kid
    1973 - Graham, Skinny
    1975 - Fox, Nellie

    1975 - Koslo, Dave
    1976 - Earnshaw, George
    1981 - Piet, Tony

    1991 - Mills, Buster
    1992 - Lowry, Sam
    1992 - Gomez, Chile
    1999 - Baker, Gene
    2000 - Wilshusen, Terry
    2002 - McNally, Dave
    2009 - Henrich, Tommy





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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4496 on: December 02, 2017, 12:08:12 am »

    On December 2 in Baseball History...

    1916 - Under pressure from the Players' Fraternity, the National Commission orders that injured players shall get full pay for the duration of their contracts. The injury clause previously let clubs suspend players after 15 days pay.

    1927 - Heinie Manush, after just his fourth season in the big leagues, is traded by the Tigers, along with first baseman Lu Blue, to the Browns for hurler Elam Vangilder, infielder Chick Galloway and outfielder Harry Rice. In 2,008 career games, Manush, a future Hall of Fame outfielder, collects 2,524 hits to finish his 17-year career with a .330 lifetime batting average.

    1928 - Cardinals first baseman Jim Bottomley is voted NL MVP, garnering 76 points to 70 for New York's Fred Lindstrom.

    1941 - Giants' skipper Bill Terry is named as the team's new general manager. Mel Ott, a future Hall of Famer, will serve as New York's player/manager for the next seven years, but the club will never finish above third place.

    1948 - Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial is named the National League Most Valuable Player. 'Stan the Man' led the NL in hitting with a .376 batting average and 131 RBIs, but just misses the Triple Crown when his 39 home runs is one round-tripper less than the totals hit by Johnny Mize and Ralph Kiner, the league's leaders.

    1952 - Commissioner Ford Frick plans to take action against Jackie Robinson. Two days ago, the Dodger infielder called the Yankees a racist organization for its failure to promote a black to the parent club.

    1958 - The Indians trade first baseman Vic Wertz and flycatcher Gary Geiger to the Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Jimmy Piersall. The Tribe also trades the 1954 American League batting champ Bobby Avila to the Orioles for minor league hurler Russ Heman and $30,000.

    1963 - The major league rules committee bans the use of oversized catcher gloves, starting with the 1965 season. The larger catcher mitt was devised in 1960 by Orioles manager Paul Richards to help his backstops catch Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball.

    1963 - The Pacific Coast League expands to 12 teams when the Indianapolis and Little Rock franchises move from the International League to join the circuit. The IL will now operate with only one division consisting of eight clubs.

    1965 - The Cubs trade pitcher Lindy McDaniel and outfielder Don Landrum to the Giants for catcher Randy Hundley and pitcher Bill Hands. Chicago's new acquisitions will both play a major role in the rebuilding the 'lovable losers' into contenders later in the decade.

    1974 - The Major League Rules Committee meets in New Orleans. Among the changes is one permitting the use of cowhide, rather than just horsehide, in the manufacture of baseballs.

    1976 - Danny Murtaugh, who had retired two months earlier as Pirates manager, dies at Chester, Pennsylvania, of a heart attack at age 59.

    1978 - The Sporting News announces the Gold Glove winners. Baltimore shortstop Mark Belanger wins for the eighth and final time, while St. Louis first baseman Keith Hernandez and Philadelphia catcher Bob Boone are each honored for the first time.

    1981 - Fernando Valenzuela becomes the third consecutive Dodgers player to win the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Expos outfielder Tim Raines, who hit.304 with 71 stolen bases, is second.

    1991 - The Mets sign Pirates' free-agent Bobby Bonilla to a $29 million, five-year deal. The 28-year old highly touted outfielder will hit only .249 during the first year of his contract for an under-achieving New York club.

    1993 - Mets free-agent Eddie Murray (.285, 27, 100) leaves New York to sign with the Indians. The future Hall of Famer hit .274 and averaged 96.5 RBIs during his two seasons in the Big Apple.

    2005 - The Marlins continue to slash their payroll by dealing Gold Glove second baseman Luis Castillo to the Twins. In return for the switch-hitter, Florida gets a pair of right-handed pitching prospects, Travis Bowyer and Scott Tyler.

    2008 - Ted Rogers, owner of the Blue Jays since 2000, dies at home at the age of 75. The media magnate, who was treated for an existing heart condition in the fall, had turned over his corporate duties to Alan Horn, Rogers Communications chairman and acting chief executive officer.

    2008 - Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon says the new ballpark's name will remain Citi Field regardless of the suggestion of two New York City councilmen who think the name should be changed to Citi/Taxpayer Field due to the government's bailout of the struggling financial institution. Citigroup is paying the franchise $400 million over 20 years for naming rights to the stadium.

    2008 - In a ceremony at the home of Consul General of Japan, former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda is honored for his contributions to Japanese baseball. The Hall of Famer receives the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette medal on behalf of the emperor for his work with players and teams in this Asian nation since 1965.

    2009 - The Braves and left-hander Billy Wagner come to terms on a $7 million, one-year deal for the southpaw to become the club's closer, replacing Rafael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez. The six-time All-Star, who missed most of last season due to elbow surgery, was traded by the Mets to the Red Sox in late August after the reliever showed he still has a live fastball in his initial appearance off the disabled list in New York.

    2009 - The Dodgers announce 81-year old broadcaster Vin Scully will continue to do play-by-play for the team in 2010. The Hall of Fame announcer started calling games for club when 'Dem Bums' still played in Brooklyn sixty years ago.

    2013 - The Nationals obtain Tigers starter Doug Fister for southpaws Ian Krol and Robbie Ray and infielder Steve Lombardozzi. Washington’s acquisition of the 29 year-old right-hander improves the team’s already strong rotation that includes Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, and Gio Gonzalez.

    2013 - The Toronto Blue Jays signed Dioner Navarro as a free agent.

    2013 - The Oakland Athletics traded Jemile Weeks and a player to be named later to the  Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Jim Johnson; the Baltimore Orioles received David Freitas (December 12, 2013).

    2015 - The Seattle Mariners traded Mark Trumbo and C.J. Riefenhauser to  the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Steve Clevenger.

    2015 - The Boston Red Sox signed Chris Young as a free agent.

    2015 - The San Diego Padres traded Yonder Alonso and Marc Rzepczynski to the  Oakland Athletics in exchange for Drew Pomeranz, Jose Torres and a player to be named later;  the San Diego Padres received Jabari Blash (December 10, 2015).

    2015 - The St. Louis Cardinals traded Tony Cruz to  the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Jose Martinez.

    2015 - The Seattle Mariners claimed Andy Wilkins from the Baltimore Orioles on waivers.

    2016 - The San Diego Padres signed Andre Rienzo as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 2...

    1855 - Haldeman, John
    1864 - Hibbard, John
    1869 - Stouch, Tom
    1875 - Kelley, Mike
    1876 - Miller, Roscoe
    1880 - Doran, Tom
    1887 - McGarvey, Dan
    1889 - Jones, Bob
    1889 - Burnett, Jack
    1889 - Armstrong, Howard
    1892 - Smith, Chick
    1893 - Vereker, Tommy
    1895 - Jahn, Art
    1896 - Wilson, Mike
    1896 - Bedford, Gene
    1898 - Leathers, Hal
    1899 - Morehart, Ray

    1903 - Brennan, Don
    1905 - Williams, Leon
    1906 - Welch, Johnny
    1913 - Crawford, Glenn
    1934 - Rodgers, Andre
    1935 - Taylor, Harry
    1946 - Borbon, Pedro
    1948 - Simpson, Wayne
    1949 - Kleven, Jay
    1950 - Kammeyer, Bob
    1951 - Devine, Adrian
    1954 - Cruz, Julio

    1964 - Hale, Chip
    1968 - Kile, Darryl
    1969 - Sisco, Steve
    1975 - Kotsay, Mark

    1978 - Garabito, Eddy
    1978 - Moylan, Peter
    1979 - Morban, Jose
    1980 - Reed, Eric
    1982 - Toregas, Wyatt
    1988 - Eibner, Brett
    1992 - Sanchez, Gary
    1992 - Tilson, Charlie

    Baseball Deaths on December 2...

    1893 - Gleason, Bill
    1926 - Skeels, Dave
    1934 - Barr, Scotty
    1934 - Daley, Tom
    1962 - Kane, Frank
    1968 - Sims, Pete
    1972 - Conway, Rip
    1976 - Murtaugh, Danny
    1979 - Dailey, Sam
    1983 - Powers, Mike
    1990 - Smith, Paddy
    1995 - Herring, Art
    1997 - Hamilton, Steve

    1998 - Guintini, Ben
    1998 - Roberts, Red
    1999 - Budnick, Mike
    2002 - Wade, Ben
    2003 - Sheehan, Jim
    2015 - Martyn, Bob


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« Reply #4497 on: December 03, 2017, 12:06:43 am »

On December 3 in Baseball History...

    1901 - At the league meeting, the Milwaukee franchise is officially dropped from the AL and is replaced by the St. Louis Browns.

    1926 - In a Chicago Tribune article detailing the business side of the team, the Cubs causally reveal Weeghman Park will now be known as Wrigley Field, reflecting the ownership of the club by William Wrigley, Jr. The north side ballpark was originally named after the previous owner of team, Charles H. Weeghman, who had built the steel-and-concrete ballpark for the Chicago Whales, but move Cubs to the new venue after the two teams were merged under his ownership when the Federal League team folded.

    1933 - Connie Mack sells catcher Mickey Cochrane to Detroit for $100,000. Cochrane is named manager. Nine days later Mack sells Lefty Grove, Max Bishop, and George Walberg to the Boston Red Sox for $125,000. George Earnshaw goes to the White Sox for $20,000 and another player.

    1956 - The Tigers once again trade pitcher Virgil Trucks along with Ned Garver, Gene Host, Wayne Belardi and $20,000 to the A's for Bill Harrington, Jack Crimian, Eddie Robinson and Jim Finigan. In 1952, Detroit sent their 11-year right-handed veteran, with Johnny Groth and Hal White, to the Browns for Owen Friend, Bob Nieman and Jay Porter.

    1960 - The Indians deal outfielder Harvey Kuenn to the Giants for flycatcher Willie Kirkland and pitcher Johnny Antonelli. The 1958 American League batting champ, who hit .308 in his one year with the Tribe, came to Cleveland in the trade at the beginning of the season which some fans believe started "the Curse of Rocky Colavito".

    1962 - On behalf of 300 retired major leaguers who had not been included in this year's increases, former Yankees shortstop Frank Crosetti and reserve catcher John Schulte, who played with five teams in his brief career, bring suit to prevent any increase in pension benefits that fails to include players from the past. J. Norman Lewis, their attorney, has indicated that many former stars have also contributed their names and/or money to support the action.

    1963 - The Braves trade catcher Del Crandell and hurlers Bob Shaw and Bob Hendley to the Giants in exchange for outfielder Felipe Alou, backstop Ed Bailey, and southpaw Billy Hoeft. After 40 years, Alou will return to San Francisco to become the club's manager.

    1968 - It is a busy day for the Cardinals on the trading block with the team making deals with the Red Sox and Padres. The Redbirds send infielder Dick Schofield to Boston in exchange for right-hander Gary Waslewski and also trade third baseman Ed Spiezio, outfielder Ron Davis, backstop Dan Breeden, and pitching prospect Phil Knuckles to San Diego for right-hander Dave Giusti.

    1968 - After the dominance of pitching last season, the major leagues adopt a series of rule changes with the hope of increasing the offensive output by the clubs. The MLB Rules Committee changes, which include decreasing the size of the strike zone and lowering the height of the pitcher's mound from 15 inches to 10 inches, will result in more run-scoring in both leagues during the upcoming campaign.

    1969 - The Mets trade outfielder Amos Otis to the Royals for third baseman Joe Foy. Otis will go on to have an outstanding 14-year career with Kansas City and will become a member of the team's hall of fame while Foy will play just one season in New York hitting a meager .236 in 99 games.

    1971 - The Cubs trade 25 year-old right-hander Jim Colborn, along with Brock Davis and Earl Stephenson, to the Brewers for outfielder Jose Cardenal. Chicago's newest outfielder will have a productive stay in the Windy City batting .296 during his six-year tenure with the team.

    1974 - The White Sox obtain a player to be named later and cash from the Braves in exchange for Richie Allen. The 'Wampum Walloper' refuses to report to Atlanta and announces his retirement, but will be coaxed to play again by the Phillies.

    1974 - In a six player deal, the Mets trade fan-favorite Tug 'Ya Gotta Believe' McGraw to the Phillies along with outfielders Don Hahn and Dave Schneck in exchange for outfielder Del Unser, pitcher Mac Scarce and catcher John Stearns.

    1990 - NL batting champion Willie McGee signs as a free agent with the Giants, ending his three-month stint across the bay with Oakland. He finished the season with the A's following a trade with the Cardinals, but McGee still qualified as the NL batting champion.

    1993 - The Phillies trade World Series goat, closer Mitch Williams, to the Astros for pitchers Doug Jones and Jeff Juden. The much-maglined closer, who posted a 20.25 ERA whlie losing 2 out 3 his Fall Classic appearances, will be best remembered for giving up Joe Carter's dramatic walk-off home run that clinched the World Championship for Toronto.

    2001 - Although Enron has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the corporation is current on its payments and plans to keep the company's name on the Astros' new ballpark. The downtown stadium will stay Enron Field as long as Enron continues to exist and makes regular payments on its 30-year, $100 million commitment according to team officials.

    2003 - Mike Lowell signs a four-year, $32 million deal with the Marlins. The All-Star third baseman's contract, however, reverts to a one-year deal with a player option for 2005 if the teams fail to secure financing for a new ballpark by November 1, 2004.

    2003 - Uncertain of re-signing Kevin Millwood, the Phillies trade righthanded reliever Carlos Silva, infielder Nick Punto, and a player to be named to the Twins for southpaw starter Eric Milton. The lefty, who missed most of last season after knee surgery, should join the starting rotation which will include Randy Wolf, Vicente Padilla and Brett Myers.

    2005 - In an effort to replace Billy Wagner, who joined the Mets as a free agent earlier in the week, the Phillies sign right-hander Tom Gordon as the team’s closer. The 38-year-old former Yankee set up man agrees to a $18 million, three-year deal to hurl for City of Brotherly Love.

    2007 - The Nationals add another young outfield prospect with considerable potential, but a troubled past as the team acquires Elijah Dukes from the Rays in exchange for pitching prospect Glenn Gibson. Four days ago the team traded for Lastings Milledge, who had a tenuous tenure with the Mets.

    2007 - Dick Williams, who managed in Boston, Oakland, California, Montreal, San Diego and Seattle, is elected into the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. Along with Bill McKechnie, another Hall of Famer, the fiery skipper is the only other manager to appear in the World Series with three different teams (1967 Red Sox,1972-73 A’s, and 1984 Padres).

    2007 - Billy Southworth, who managed the Cardinals (1929, 1940-45) and the Braves (1946-51) is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. ‘Billy the Kid’ compiled a managerial record of 1,044-704 (.597), including four World Series appearances and two World Championships during his 13 years in the dugout.

    2007 - Baseball pioneer Walter O'Malley is elected to the Hall of Fame by the veterans committee in the class of executives and managers. The Dodger owner was vilified in Brooklyn when he moved the beloved 'Bums' to LA after failing to reach a deal with city officials to keep the franchise in the borough.

    2007 - Barney Dreyfuss, owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1900 until his death in 1932, is elected by Veterans Committee to the Hall of Fame. A German immigrant, who built Forbes Field, helped to establish the structure for the first modern World Series in 1903 and played a pivotal role in defusing the animosity which existed between the American and National Leagues.

    2008 - Reflecting the worldwide economic crisis, Rogers Communications, owner of the Blue Jays, announces plans of planned layoffs which includes employees from the team’s sales staff. A decline in advertising revenue is cited as the reason for the staffing cuts.

    2008 - After being declined salary arbitration by the Cubs earlier in the week, Bobby Howry agrees to $2.75M, one-year deal with the Giants. The right-handed reliever will be used as the club’s primary setup man.

    2008 - Dustin Pedroia agrees to a $40.5 million, six-year contract extension which could keep him in a Red Sox uniform through the 2014 season. The 25-year old second baseman, who earned only $457,000 last season, has already won the Rookie of the Year award, an MVP, a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger and a World championship in his first two years in the major leagues.

    2009 - Placido Polanco agrees to an $18 million, three-year deal with the Phillies, the club that traded him to Detroit in 2005 to make room for a rookie named Chase Utley. The 34-year-old Gold Glove second baseman will play third base filling the position vacated by Pedro Feliz, who became a free agent after Philadelphia did not pick up his $5.5 million option.

    2009 - The A's trade right-handed pitcher Jeff Gray, minor league prospects Matt Spencer and Ronny Morla to the Cubs in exchange for infielders Jake Fox and Aaron Miles along with cash considerations. With Fox added to their lineup, Oakland gets a much-needed power boost from the right side of the plate.

    2010 - Former White Sox and Cubs' third baseman Ron Santo dies in an Arizona hospital from complications of bladder cancer and diabetes. The 70-year old, considered one of the best players in Cubs history, rejoined the team in 1990 as the team's WGN radio announcer, enamoring his listeners with his devotion to the lovable losers and gaining their admiration for his failure to gain induction into the Hall of Fame.

    2010 - The White Sox trade Scott Linebrink and cash to the Atlanta Braves for Kyle Cofield.

    2010 - Free agent first baseman/designated hitter Adam Dunn signs a 4-year / $56 million contract with the Chicago White Sox.

    2011 - Hoping to fill the void created when Jose Molina left as a free-agent to join the Rays, the Blue Jays acquire veteran backstop Jeff Mathis from the Angels in exchange for left-hander Brad Mills. Mathis, known for his defensive skills and for his ability to work with young pitchers, will back up starting catcher J.P. Arencibia.

    2012 - At the Winter Meetings in Nashville, MLB announces former Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert, longtime umpire Hank O'Day, and Deacon White, who made his debut in 1871 as a barehanded catcher, have been elected into the Hall of Fame by the pre-integration panel. The selection of the trio gives the Cooperstown shrine exactly 300 members, a number that will not change when the BBWAA does not select any players next month to be inducted during the ceremonies in July.

    2012 - The Texas Rangers signed Geovany Soto as a free agent.

    2013 - Brian McCann agrees to a five-year deal with the Yankees worth $85 million, the richest contract ever for a catcher acquired in free agency. The 29 year-old All-Star backstop spent his first nine years with the Braves, providing consistent offense and leadership for the very successful franchise.

    2014 - The Original League field in Williamsport, the birth place of Little League Baseball, is placed on the National Register. The site is where the youth league's founder Carl E. Stotz used newspapers as bases to determine the appropriate size of an infield for children, a year prior to the organization’s first game in 1939.

    2014 - The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Clayton Richard as a free agent.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves signed David Holmberg as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 3...

    1853 - Manning, Tim
    1872 - Dolan, Cozy
    1873 - Shannon, Frank
    1878 - Gray, Dolly
    1878 - Dickson, Walt
    1886 - Crouch, Bill
    1886 - Drake, Delos
    1888 - Drucke, Louis
    1891 - Gilbert, Larry
    1901 - Tate, Bennie

    1902 - Spohrer, Al
    1912 - Wagner, Charlie
    1915 - Wensloff, Butch
    1918 - Cleary, Joe
    1919 - Iott, Hooks
    1922 - Collins, Joe
    1924 - Taylor, Fred
    1925 - Simpson, Harry

    1926 - Corwin, Al
    1931 - Harris, Bill
    1936 - Dalrymple, Clay
    1936 - Eilers, Dave
    1939 - Connolly, Ed
    1939 - Stillwell, Ron
    1940 - Salmon, Chico
    1942 - Pena, Jose
    1943 - Johnson, Jerry
    1945 - Huntz, Steve

    1945 - Marone, Lou
    1946 - Washburn, Greg
    1947 - Pirtle, Gerry
    1947 - Garrett, Wayne
    1951 - Currence, Lafayette
    1952 - Anderson, Larry

    1953 - Putnam, Pat
    1953 - Pate, Bob
    1956 - Bradley, Mark
    1958 - Martin, Mike
    1960 - Nelson, Gene

    1963 - Berryhill, Damon
    1964 - Carter, Jeff

    1964 - Carter, Steve
    1964 - Hamilton, Darryl
    1970 - Byrd, Paul
    1971 - Christman, Scott

    1973 - Ramsay, Robert
    1976 - Glover, Gary

    1977 - Durbin, Chad
    1978 - Childers, Matt
    1979 - Hulls, Eric
    1981 - Snelling, Chris
    1982 - Nelson, Brad
    1982 - Corpas, Manny
    1984 - Stoner, Tobi
    1987 - Oliver, Andy
    1990 - Chargois, J. T.
    1990 - Gonzalez, Miguel

    1990 - Reynolds, Matt
    1990 - Tauchman, Mike

    Baseball Deaths on December 3...

    1930 - Baumgartner, Harry
    1938 - Hecker, Guy
    1939 - Killen, Frank
    1940 - Burke, Joe
    1942 - Kimsey, Chad

    1943 - Grady, Mike
    1945 - Kay, Bill
    1948 - Bono, Gus
    1948 - Buckingham, Ed
    1949 - LePine, Pete
    1962 - Scott, George
    1963 - Pott, Nellie
    1969 - Wilson, Roy
    1974 - Twombly, Cy

    1976 - Townsend, Leo
    1977 - Bonness, Bill
    1986 - Moorhead, Bob
    1994 - Johnson, Earl
    1996 - Bateman, John
    1997 - Lombardi, Vic
    2000 - Nonnenkamp, Red
    2002 - Thesenga, Jug
    2003 - Difani, Jay
    2005 - Valdes, Roy
    2005 - Moford, Herb
    2006 - Klaus, Billy
    2006 - Oravetz, Ernie
    2010 - Santo, Ron






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« Reply #4498 on: December 04, 2017, 12:12:09 am »

    On December 4 in Baseball History...

    1914 - Walter Johnson accepts an advance from the Federal League Chicago Whales. Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court, claiming he has paid Johnson for the reserve option in his contract. Griffith travels to Coffeyville, Kansas, to persuade his franchise player that the option clause is legal and binding. Whales manager Joe Tinker says he has signed Johnson for $16,000 and given him a $6,000 bonus. Two weeks later Griffith signs Johnson for three years at $12,500 per year and returns the bonus to the Feds.

    1927 - Pirates outfielder Paul Waner noses out Frank Frisch for NL MVP honors, 72 points to 66. Rogers Hornsby, Cubs pitcher Charlie Root, and Giants shortstop Travis Jackson also score high.

    1943 - In a deal that owner Clark Griffith will recall as one of the worst he ever made, the Senators sell All-Star Bob Johnson to the Red Sox. The outfield slugger will enjoy two solid seasons with Boston, hitting .302 for the Fenway Faithful, before retiring at the age of 39.

    1943 - On the basis of testimony given by former manager Bucky Harris, who was fired during the season by the Phillies, and other evidence, Philadelphia owner William Cox is suspended for life for betting on games played by the team that he owned. The ruling, made at an appeal hearing, makes the youngest owner in the league the first non-player to be banned from baseball by Commissioner Landis, renown for his zero tolerance for gambling in the sport.

    1952 - The Browns trade utility man Jay Porter along with second baseman Owen Friend and outfielder Bob Nieman to the Tigers for outfielder Johnny Groth and pitchers Hal White and Virgil Trucks, author of two no-hitters last season. Porter, who is called J.W by his teammates, signed as an 18 year-old "bonus baby" in 1951, will missed the next two seasons due to military service before continuing his brief major league career .

    1957 - The major league owners eliminate the bonus rule which was implemented in 1953. The edict required 'bonus babies', who signed a contract for more than $4,000, to stay on the major league roster for two full seasons, which created much resentment with teammates and in many instances delayed the development of talented players.

    1958 - The Dodgers trade Gino Cimoli to the Cardinals in exchange for former Rookie of the Year Wally Moon and right-hander Phil Paine. The club's new outfielder will quickly become known for his 'Moon Shots', 250+ foot high fly balls to left field at the LA's Memorial Coliseum which clear the 40-foot-high screen for home runs.

    1963 - The Tigers trade pitcher Jim Bunning to the Phillies for catcher Gus Triandos, pitcher Jack Hamilton and outfielder Don Demeter. The right-hander will become the first pitcher since Cy Young to win a hundred games in both leagues.

    1964 - Baseball approves a free agent draft. At their winter meetings in Houston, the minor-league and major-league organizations establish a system, basically like that of professional football, which will take effect in January 1965 and be held every four months thereafter. Choices will be exercised by clubs in inverse order of their previous year's standing. Draftees must be included in their club's forty-man roster or be susceptible to claim at the waiver price the following season.

    1965 - Masanori Murakami, 4-1 in 1965, does not renew his contract with the Giants, signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000.

    1968 - The Orioles deal minor league prospect John Mason and veteran outfielder Curt Blefary to the Astros for Elijah Johnson, Enzo Hernandez and hurler Mike Cuellar. The right-hander from Cuba will spend eight years with Baltimore averaging nearly 18 wins a season.

    1976 - Aurelio Rodriguez becomes the first AL third baseman since 1959 to beat out Brooks Robinson for the Gold Glove Award. Other newcomers on The Sporting News fielding team include third baseman Mike Schmidt, outfielder Dwight Evans, and catcher Jim Sundberg. That trio will combine to win 24 Gold Gloves.

    1988 - The Orioles trade veteran first baseman Eddie Murray to the Dodgers for pitchers Ken Howell and Brian Holton and infield prospect Juan Bell.

    1990 - The Giants sign Yankee free agent Dave Righetti (1-1, 3.57, 36 saves) to a four-year deal worth nearly $10 million. After the South Bay native's playing days are over, the left-hander reliever will become the club's long-time pitching coach.

    1995 - The home run ball Cal Ripken hit on the night he tied Lou Gehrig's record is sold by Michael Stirn, a 32-year carpenter who caught the historic horsehide, to a Maryland businessman at an auction for $41,736. The lucky Oriole fan had offered the ball back to the Baltimore third baseman through the club, but never received a reply.

    1997 - The White Sox hire Jerry Manuel as manager, replacing Terry Bevington, who was fired after a disappointing season. The Marlins, who have jettisoned their best and highest-paid stars weeks after winning the World Series, now lose their bench coach in Manuel. It is his first major-league managing job.

    2003 - The Red Sox announce the signing of Terry Francona to three-year deal, with an option for a fourth, to be the team's manager. The 44 year-old former Phillies' skipper replaces Grady Little, who became the scourge of Red Sox Nation after failing to remove Pedro Martinez in Game 7 of the ALCS.

    2005 - Reaching a preliminary deal with the Dodgers a day before baseball's winter meetings, Rafael Furcal agrees to a $39 million, three-year contract to play shortstop in the City of Angels. The 28-year old Dominican infielder was also strongly pursued by the Braves, his former team for the past six seasons, and the Cubs.

    2007 - In an unexpected blockbuster trade at the winter meetings, the Tigers acquire Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis from the Marlins in exchange for six prospects. To get the highly touted Fish, Detroit trades southpaw Andrew Miller, outfielder Cameron Maybin, and four other highly regarded minor leaguers.

    2007 - The Royals sign heavy-hitting Jose Guillen (.290, 23, 99) to a three-year, $36 million deal. The 31 year-old outfielder, who played with the Mariners last season which chose to declined its $9 million option for him, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, allegedly purchased nearly $20,000 worth of banned substances from 2003-05.

    2007 - Needing nine votes from the 12-member executives/pioneers committee, Bowie Kuhn receives 10 and is voted into the Hall of Fame. The former Commissioner of Baseball, who served in the post from 1969 through 1984, bests his nemesis, Marvin Miller, the executive director of the players' union from 1966 to 1983, who garnered only three votes in his bid for Cooperstown.

    2008 - The Atlanta Braves trade Brent Lillibridge, Tyler Flowers, Jon Gilmore and Santos Rodriguez to Chicago White Sox in exchange for Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan.

    2009 - The Brewers sign free-agent Gregg Zaun (.260, 8, 27) to a $2.15 million, one-year deal. The 38-year old catcher, who played with Baltimore and Tampa Bay last season, will replace Jason Kendall behnd the plate for Milwaukee.

    2009 - "Oh, my!", Dick Enberg is signed to a three-year contract by the Padres to do play-by-play for between 110 to 120 televised games per season. The soon-to-be seventy-five year old, known as a great story teller, hasn't called a game in more than two decades.

    2009 - San Diego names Jason McLeod as the team's assistant general manager. The former Red Sox director of amateur scouting is hired by the team's new GM Jed Hoyer, who also comes from Boston and served in the same capacity working as Theo Epstein's assistant before joining the club

    2011 - Eight months after leaving the sport rather than face a 100-game ban due to failing a drug test, Manny Ramirez applies for reinstatement from baseball's retired list. In a statement released by MLB, the 39-year old veteran would have to serve a 50-game suspension that would begin with the first game he is eligible to play as a condition of resuming his big league career.

    2012 - Longtime Philadelphia scribe Paul Hagen is selected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America as the recipient of the annual J.G. Taylor Spink Award, an honor that recognizes a lifetime of excellence in baseball writing. The reporter was nominated along with retirees Jim Hawkins of the Detroit Free Press and Russell Schneider of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

    2013 - The Boston Red Sox signed A.J. Pierzynski as a free agent.

    2013 - The Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan as a free agent.

    2014 - At a Safeco Field news conference, the Mariners announce that the team has signed free-agent Nelson Cruz to a four-year, $58 million deal. Seattle acquired the right-handed slugging outfielder, who lead the big leagues with 40 home runs last season while playing for the Orioles, to bat behind Robinson Cano, giving the switch-hitting second baseman more protection in the lineup.

    2015 - The Red Sox announce the team has signed southpaw David Price to a seven-year, $217 million contract, the largest deal ever given to a pitcher. The 29 year-old left-hander, who posted an 18-5 record hurling for the Tigers and Blue Jays last season, is projected to be the ace of a talented rotation that includes Wade Miley, Clay Buchholz, and Rick Porcello.

    2015 - The Diamondbacks come to terms with Zach Greinke, much to the chagrin of the Dodgers and the Giants who had sought to sign the highly-touted free agent. The 32 year-old right-hander agrees to a reported $206.5 million, six-year deal, making his annual average salary ($34.4 million) the richest in the history of the sport.

    2015 - The Marlins hire the former steroids-tainted superstar Barry Bonds, who joins the staff of newly hired manager Don Mattingly as the team’s hitting coach. The return of the 51 year-old all-time home king to baseball is seen by some as way for him to enhance his Hall of Fame chances, but his presence in Miami may also be beneficial for a 71-91 team that finished next to last in the majors in runs and home runs, and last in walks.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Dioner Navarro as a free agent.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Jacob Turner as a free agent.

    2016 - The San Diego Padres signed Hector Sanchez as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 4...

    1860 - Falch, Anton
    1866 - Mars, Ed
    1868 - Burkett, Jesse
    1870 - Carey, Scoops
    1875 - Corbett, Joe
    1876 - Krug, Henry
    1876 - Farrell, John
    1878 - Hope, Sam
    1878 - Mahar, Frank
    1883 - Moroney, Jim
    1884 - Schlitzer, Biff
    1885 - Collins, Shano

    1890 - Shawkey, Bob
    1892 - Meador, Johnny
    1893 - Nelson, Luke
    1896 - Conkwright, Allen
    1899 - Bass, Doc
    1902 - Corgan, Chuck
    1916 - Sanders, Ray
    1918 - Metzig, William
    1923 - Strahs, Dick

    1930 - Kuenn, Harvey
    1933 - Ricketts, Dick
    1938 - Bryan, Billy
    1942 - Billings, Dick
    1944 - Bales, Lee
    1953 - Beamon, Charlie
    1954 - Ashford, Tucker
    1956 - Garbey, Barbaro
    1957 - Sheridan, Pat
    1957 - Couchee, Mike
    1957 - Smith, Lee
    1960 - Green, David
    1961 - Infante, Alexis
    1962 - Jefferson, Stan
    1963 - Brito, Bernardo
    1967 - Sherman, Darrell
    1974 - Iguchi, Tadahito

    1975 - Yarnall, Ed
    1980 - Chacin, Gustavo
    1981 - Williams, Jerome
    1982 - Fox, Matt
    1985 - Brackman, Andrew
    1985 - Gomez, Carlos
    1990 - Jones, Zach
    1990 - Nesbitt, Angel
    1992 - Alcantara , Raul
    1992 - Musgrove, Joe
    1992 - Snell, Blake
    1993 - Blackburn, Paul

    Baseball Deaths on December 4...

    1902 - Mansell, Mike
    1915 - Purner, Oscar
    1919 - Peitz, Joe
    1926 - Lizotte, Abel
    1944 - Bresnahan, Roger
    1954 - Madigan, Tony
    1957 - Jordan, Jimmy
    1957 - Ness, Jack

    1958 - Murray, Red
    1962 - Smith, Jack
    1962 - Cantwell, Ben
    1966 - Willis, Joe
    1968 - Yde, Emil
    1971 - Ockey, Walter
    1974 - Luebke, Dick
    1977 - Rizzo, Johnny
    1979 - Dibut, Pedro
    1979 - Delmas, Bert
    1981 - Hollmig, Stan
    1982 - Sedgwick, Duke
    1989 - Lembo, Steve
    1991 - Thomas, Herb
    1991 - McGee, Dan
    1994 - Scarritt, Russ
    2001 - Popowski, Eddie
    2010 - Lehman, Ken
    2016 - Locklin, Stu



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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4499 on: December 05, 2017, 12:08:21 am »

    On December 5 in Baseball History...

    1950 - Mel Ott leaves the Giants' organization signing a two-year pact to manage the Pacific Coast League's Oakland club. 'Marvelous Mel' will be replacing Charlie Dressen.

    1952 - Figures reveal 1,493,632 fewer fans attended major league games last season representing a 9.26% drop from the previous season. It is the second consecutive season that attendance has declined and the trend will also continue next year.

    1955 - Ellis Kinder is selected off waivers by the Cardinals from the Boston Red Sox. During his eight seasons in Boston, the 41-year old right-hander posted an 86-52 record with a earned run average of 3.28.

    1955 - Carl Stotz announces his plans to organize a rival baseball circuit for kids as an alternative to Little League. The Williamsport lumberyard clerk, considered the founder of the original Little League Baseball that started play in 1939, left the organization due to a lawsuit he filed when he disagreed with the expansion of the existing leagues.

    1957 - The Cardinals acquire Curt Flood from the Reds, along with Joe Taylor, in exchange for Marty Kutyna, Willard Schmidt and Ted Wieand. The deal, one of the few ever mandated by team owner Gussie Busch, proves to be very beneficial for the Redbirds when their new 19 year-old player develops into an All-Star Gold Glove center fielder, who will play a pivotal role in the club capturing two world championships and a NL pennant during his 12-year reign in St. Louis.

    1958 - The Phillies, who had made plans to broadcast into New York because of the sudden absence of NL teams in that city, drop any plans for 1959 broadcasts to New York City after the Yankees threaten to broadcast into Philadelphia.

    1973 - The Cubs' plan to trade their veteran third baseman Ron Santo is thwarted when he becomes the first player to invoke the new 10 and 5 rule. The team wanted to send their 33-year old infielder to the Angels for two pitchers, but his 10+ years in the major leagues with 5+ being in Chicago gave him the right to veto the deal.

    1973 - The Dodgers trade outfielder Willie Davis to Montreal for Mike Marshall. The reliever will win the Cy Young Award for LA next season, and Davis has a solid season, batting .295, in his one season with the Expos.

    1975 - Yogi Berra, fired unexpectedly after piloting the club as a first-year manager to a 99-63 record and an American League pennant in 1964, returns to the Yankees as a coach after an 11-year absence. The hiring of the team's former all-star catcher and skipper to be Billy Martin’s bench coach marks the first time in the history of the game that a such a designation has been given to a member of the coaching staff.

    1977 - Bobby Bonds (.264, 37, 115), who was made expendable when the team signed Lyman Bostock, is dealt by the Angels with Thad Bosley and Richard Dotson to the White Sox in exchange for backstop Brian Downing, Dave Frost and Chris Knapp. The trade is projected to be helpful to both teams as Bonds will help fill the power void created by the departure of Richie Zisk and Oscar G@mble to free agency, and California gets a badly needed first-string catcher with Downing, who will become a mainstay behind the plate for the Halos for 13 seasons.

    1978 - After 18 years with Cincinnati, free agent Pete Rose signs a four-year, $3.2 million contract with the Phillies to temporarily become the highest-paid athlete in team sports.

    1978 - The Indians deal Alfredo Griffin along with prospect Phil Lansford to the Blue Jays for Victor Cruz. The Tribe's transaction will prove to be short-sighted when the 21-year old shortstop wins the American League Rookie of Year Award next season, and their newly acquired right-hander posts a 3-9 record with a 4.23 ERA.

    1984 - The A's send base-stealing outfielder Rickey Henderson and pitcher Bert Bradley to the Yankees in exchange for pitchers Jay Howell and Jose Rijo, outfielder Stan Javier, and minor leaguers Tim Birtsas and Eric Plunk. On the same day, the Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to the Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher.

    1990 - In a major trade, the Blue Jays send first baseman Fred McGriff and veteran shortstop Tony Fernandez to San Diego for second baseman Roberto Alomar and slugging outfielder Joe Carter.

    1990 - Hoping to fill the void created by Darryl Strawberry's departure to LA as a free agent, the Mets make their first move into the free-agent market in 10 years when they sign Vince Coleman to a 4-year contract just shy of $12 million. The former St. Louis outfielder, who will spend time on the disabled list on five occasions during the next two seasons, will be hampered by injuries to his ribs and hamstrings during his stay with New York.

    1996 - The players executive board unanimously approves the new collective bargaining agreement. This is the final obstacle in bringing interleague play and a guarantee of no work stoppages until 2001 to major league baseball.
    2001 - New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani announces he wants to complete new stadium deals for the Mets and Yankees before he leaves office at the end of the month. Before the September 11 attacks, which dramatically changed the city's financial stature, the mayor thought an arrangement in which the city, the state and the owners agreed to pay one-third of the cost of the new stadiums might complete the negotiations with the teams.

    2002 - The Mets sign the much sought after free-agent Tom Glavine to a three-year deal worth $35 million with an option for an additional year that could increase the value of the contract to $42.5 million. The 36 year-old southpaw, who has compiled a 242-143 record along with a 3.37 ERA, will notch his 300th career victory with New York in 2007.

    2009 - After trying seven shortstops since Nomar Garciaparra was traded to the Cubs during the 2004 season, the Red Sox give Marco Scutaro an opportunity to play the position, inking the 34-year old infielder to a two-year deal with a club option for 2012. The free-agent, who hit a career-best .282 along with 12 homers and 60 RBIs for Toronto last season, will replace Alex Gonzalez, who left the Red Sox after Boston declined his $6 million option and recently signed with the Blue Jays.

    2010 - On the eve of the winter meetings, free-agent Jayson Werth (.296, 27, 85) and the Nationals come to terms on a $126 million, seven-year contract. The signing of the 31-year-old right-fielder, who has been a cog in Philadelphia's recent success, will help to fill the void created by the departure of Adam Dunn, the team's former clean-up hitter, to the south side of Chicago.

    2011 - Ron Santo is elected to the Hall of Fame posthumously by the Golden Era Committee, receiving 15 of its possible 16 votes. The former Cubs' third baseman, who played in the 1960s and early ’70s, compiled a .277 lifetime batting average, won five Gold Gloves and was a member of nine All-Star teams during his 15-year tenure in Chicago, including a season on the South Side with the White Sox.

    2011 - ESPN hires Terry Francona, fired as the Red Sox manager, to be the analyst for its signature Sunday Night games and to be a contributor on other studio shows including SportsCenter. The former skipper will be replacing Bobby Valentine, who was recently hired to replace him in the Boston dugout.

    2013 - The Milwaukee Brewers traded Norichika Aoki to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Will Smith.

    2014 - The New York Yankees signed Andrew Miller as a free agent.

    2014 - The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Didi Gregorius to the New York Yankees as part of 3-team trade in which the New York Yankees sent Shane Greene to the Detroit Tigers; and the Detroit Tigers sent Robbie Ray and Domingo Leyba to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    2014 - Kevin Cash becomes the youngest current skipper in the big leagues when the Rays announce on Twitter that he will be replacing Joe Maddon, who recently signed to manage the Cubs. The 37 year-old former Indians’ bullpen coach was selected over Don Wakamatsu, the present Royals bench coach and one-time Mariners manager.

    2015 - The organ, played by the legendary Nancy Faust who entertained fans at both the Old Comiskey Park and the U.S. Cellular Field for more than 3,000 White Sox home games over 41 seasons, is purchased by Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, who grow up in Chicago listening to her renditions of Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye and Take Me Out to the Ballgame. The iconic instrument was put up for bid by the team during their annual holiday charity auction at U.S. Cellular Field.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 5...

    1860 - Shindle, Billy
    1862 - Fuller, Harry
    1864 - Tebeau, Patsy
    1868 - Bowerman, Frank
    1871 - Wiltse, Snake
    1871 - Smith, Tom
    1871 - Cogan, Dick
    1872 - Hawley, Pink
    1873 - Mahoney, Mike
    1884 - Summers, Ed
    1885 - Strands, Larry
    1887 - Aitchison, Raleigh
    1888 - Porray, Ed
    1893 - Gedeon, Joe
    1901 - Selph, Carey

    1901 - Moss, Ray
    1904 - Fitzgerald, Ray
    1905 - Mancuso, Gus
    1906 - Storti, Lin
    1911 - Stone, Dick
    1911 - Padgett, Don
    1911 - Flythe, Stu
    1915 - Mattick, Bobby
    1916 - Rachunok, Steve
    1916 - Schulte, Len
    1919 - Ortiz, Baby
    1921 - Ferriss, Dave
    1922 - Rodgers, Bill
    1928 - Urban, Jack
    1938 - Ruiz, Chico
    1938 - Moran, Al
    1940 - Papa, John
    1941 - Sprout, Bob
    1942 - Shea, Steve
    1948 - Harris, Buddy
    1954 - Roenicke, Gary
    1956 - Hudgens, Dave
    1956 - Swaggerty, Bill
    1958 - Munninghoff, Scott
    1962 - C0ckrell, Alan
    1962 - Jimenez, German
    1963 - Khalifa, Sam
    1964 - Harris, Gene
    1965 - Lewis, Scott
    1967 - Grott, Matt
    1970 - Stewart, Andy
    1972 - Mahoney, Mike
    1972 - Floyd, Cliff
    1972 - Rodriguez, Felix
    1973 - Frias, Hanley
    1974 - Vining, Ken
    1978 - Stewart, Josh

    1984 - Lueke, Josh
    1986 - Smoak, Justin
    1987 - Pollack, A.J.
    1987 - Rearick, Chris
    1989 - Garton, Ryan
    1991 - Yelich, Christian

    Baseball Deaths on December 5...

    1916 - Cuff, John
    1930 - Guiney, Ben
    1937 - Lovett, John
    1942 - Picinich, Val
    1942 - Eiteljorge, Ed
    1945 - Brooks, Harry
    1950 - Dahlen, Bill
    1951 - Jackson, Joe

    1951 - Duggan, Jim
    1954 - Christopher, Russ
    1957 - Ferson, Alex
    1959 - Siemer, Oscar
    1961 - Mahar, Frank
    1964 - Wingo, Ed
    1967 - Lively, Jack
    1969 - Rabbitt, Joe
    1970 - Wyatt, Joe
    1973 - Pumpelly, Spencer
    1974 - Beckman, Jim
    1986 - Abrams, George
    1994 - Abernathy, Woody
    1995 - Bruton, Bill
    1996 - Mapes, Cliff
    2005 - Reed, Billy
    2011 - Lonnett, Joe

    2014 - Graber, Rod




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