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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4600 on: March 15, 2018, 12:06:08 am »

    On March 15 in Baseball History...

    1945 - With wartime travel restrictions still in effect, the Dodgers open spring training at Bear Mountain, New York with 15 players in camp. Seven teams — the Browns, Tigers, Reds, Indians, Cubs, Pirates and White Sox — are training in Indiana, the most of any state. The Red Sox are at Tufts College while the Braves are prepping at the Choate School in Connecticut.

    1945 - Bert Shepard, a one-legged veteran of the war, tries out as a pitcher for the Senators (and subsequently appears in a league game). The symbol of wartime baseball, outfielder Pete Gray of the Browns, will field and bat with only one arm.

    1960 - The Southern Association announces the New Orleans Pelicans, for the first time since 1901, will not be part of the Double-A circuit. The franchise, a major league affiliate of the Yankees in 1958, will be replaced by the Little Rock Travelers.

    1971 - Bernie Gera, a thirty-nine year old New York housewife, files a civil right suit against MLB after her contract to umpire in the New York-Penn League is voided after six days without an explanation.

    1974 - In Yuma, Arizona, Ron Bryant, a twenty-four game winner for the Giants last year, is hurt in a pool accident during spring training. The promising southpaw's record will drop to 3-15 this season, and the Redlands, California native's career will end in 1975 after a brief 0-1 stint with St. Louis.

    1975 - The Dodgers sign their once arch-nemesis Juan Marichal as a free agent. After two-regular season outings, that includes a loss to Cincinnati, the former San Francisco superstar and future Hall of Famer will retire in mid-April.

    1977 - In a nine-player spring training swap with Pittsburgh, the A's send Phil Garner, Chris Batton and Tommy Helms to the Pirates for Tony Armas, Mitchell Page and four pitchers, including Doc Medich and Dave Giusti. Pittsburgh's acquisition infielder Phil Garner, the key player in the deal, will move a very disappointed Bill Robinson back into a utility role after he worked all winter to get ready to be the team's everyday third baseman.

    1978 - The A's trade Vida Blue to the Giants for seven players and an estimated $390,000 in cash.

    1999 - The Yankees name Don Zimmer to be the club's interim manager while Joe Torre receives treatments for prostate cancer. The team's bench compiled a 885-858 (.508) record during his managerial stints with San Diego, Boston, Texas, and Chicago.

    2000 - In spring training action, six Red Sox pitchers combine on a perfect game beating the Blue Jays in Fort Meyers, 5-0. Boston starter Pedro Martinez pitched the first three innings, Fernando De La Cruz tossed the next two frames, with Dan Smith, Rheal Cormier, Rich Garces, and Rod Beck all going one inning apiece.

    2008 - In front of 12,224 fans, a near sellout at the new Olympic venue in Beijing, the Dodgers and the Padres played to a 3-3 tie in the first major league game ever to take place in mainland China. In the seventh inning, the crowd hears “Take Me Out to the Ballgame", but not knowing the lyrics just listen without singing.

    2008 - Five days after unilaterally renewing his contract for the upcoming season, the Pirates sign Ian Snell (9-12, 3.76) to a three-year deal reported to be worth $8 million. The 26-year old right-hander, eligible for salary arbitration after the 2009 season, has compiled a 24-26 record with the struggling ball club over the past three seasons.

    2012 - The website chooses to leave a blank space next to 2011 on its National League MVP list instead of identifying Ryan Braun as the award's winner. The Brewers outfielder, who received a 50-game suspension scheduled to the start of the 2012 season, became the first player to successfully challenge the results of a drug test when an arbitration panel overturned the suspension due to the improper handling of the specimen taken last Fall.

    2014 - The Yankees begin a two-game spring training series against the Marlins at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama to honor the legacy of Mariano Rivera, who is a native of the nearby fishing village of Puerto Caimito. The contests are the first to be played in the isthmus nation by major league teams since the Bronx Bombers faced the Dodgers in exhibition games in 1947.

    2016 - The Chicago White Sox released Mike Olt.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 15...

    1856 - McDermott, Sandy
    1860 - Latham, Arlie
    1861 - Wise, Bill
    1868 - Coughlin, Roscoe
    1870 - Casey, Doc
    1872 - Flynn, Mike
    1873 - Miller, Ralph
    1876 - Hallman, Bill
    1879 - Disch, George
    1885 - Peters, Rube
    1889 - Mullen, Charlie
    1890 - Mollenkamp, Fred
    1898 - Ryan, Rosy
    1899 - Kime, Hal
    1902 - Bennett, Fred
    1907 - Fette, Lou
    1915 - Lang, Don
    1917 - Bowles, Charlie
    1919 - Wietelmann, Whitey
    1919 - Noble, Ray
    1928 - King, Nellie
    1933 - Scott, Dick
    1938 - Locker, Bob

    1944 - Watkins, Dave
    1944 - Granger, Wayne
    1946 - Bonds, Bobby

    1949 - Kern, Jim
    1952 - Stroughter, Steve
    1955 - Hatcher, Mickey
    1957 - Martinez, Alfredo
    1959 - Baines, Harold

    1960 - Pagliarulo, Mike
    1967 - Rose, Bobby
    1968 - Batiste, Kim
    1974 - Fick, Robert
    1975 - Perkins, Dan
    1975 - Nunez, Vladimir
    1979 - Youkilis, Kevin

    1980 - Bynum, Freddie
    1982 - Jackson, Steven
    1985 - Jay, Jon
    1988 - Ames, Steven
    1989 - Hessler, Keith
    1990 - Ahmed, Nick
    1991 - Shaffer, Richie
    1991 - Stassi, Max
    1991 - Thompson, Trayce

    1993 - Allen, Greg
    1993 - Fulmer, Michael

    Baseball Deaths on March 15...

    1905 - Meegan, Pete
    1917 - Munce, John
    1923 - Anderson, Goat
    1923 - Wood, Pete
    1930 - Townsend, George
    1933 - Stocksdale, Otis
    1939 - Broughton, Cal
    1949 - Cissell, Bill
    1966 - Geygan, Chappie
    1968 - Watt, Allie
    1982 - Mulligan, Eddie
    1984 - May, Buckshot
    1986 - Patton, Bill
    1993 - Cooper, Pat
    1993 - Easterling, Paul
    2007 - Martinez, Marty
    2008 - Jordan, Niles
    2008 - Valdes, Rene
    2009 - Weingartner, Elmer
    2010 - Holcombe, Ken
    2011 - Marion, Marty

    2011 - Sanford, Fred
    2012 - Philley, Dave

    2017 - Goetz, Russ
    2018 - Charles, Ed





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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4601 on: March 16, 2018, 12:01:43 am »

    On March 16 in Baseball History...

    1900 - At an A.L. meeting in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces that an A.L. team will be placed in the Windy City to ensure the stability of the league. Other franchises are in Kansas City, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Detroit, Cleveland, and Buffalo. In an agreement with Chicago N.L. officials, the A.L. club will be situated on the south side of the city and will be permitted to use the nickname White Stockings, formerly used by the N.L. team. However, the White Stockings will not be able to use the word Chicago in their official name.

    1907 - After watching Ty Cobb quarrel with a black grounds keeper and with teammate Charlie Schmidt, Tiger manager Hugh Jennings tries to deal him to the Indians for outfielder Elmer Flick. The Tribe's manager Napoleon Lajoie turns down the deal for the 'Georgia Peach'.

    1908 - Pirates legend Honus Wagner announces the upcoming season will be his his last as a major league player. The 34-year old Pittsburgh shortstop will lead the National League in in batting average, hits, total bases, doubles, triples, RBIs, and stolen bases during his final campaign.

    1932 - Babe Ruth signs a deal for $75,000 and a percentage of the exhibition gate. Legend has it the Bambino signed a blank contract with the amount filled in later by Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert.

    1953 - In an effort to oust him from the league, the AL owners reject Bill Veeck's request to move the St. Louis Browns to Baltimore.

    1961 - The state of New York approves a bond issue for the construction of a 55,000-seat stadium on the site of the 1939-40 World Fair in the Queens Flushing Meadow area. The ballpark will be named Shea Stadium to honor William Shea, a lawyer who was instrumental in bringing the National League back to New York.

    1994 - Former Padres pitcher Eric Show dies of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 37.

    2001 - Slammin' Sammy Sosa signs a four-year contract extension keeping the Cub right fielder in the Windy City until 2006. The prolific home run hitter has averaged nearly sixty home runs (179HRs/3 years) for the last three season.

    2006 - At Angel Stadium in front of 38,284 enthusiastic fans, Oliver Perez and seven relievers combined to lead Mexico to a stunning defeat of Roger Clemens and the United States, 2-1. The second round loss eliminates Team USA from the inaugural World Baseball Classic.

    2006 - Roy Halladay (12-4, 2.41) agrees to a $40 million, three-year contract extension which could keep the ‘Doc’ with the Blue Jays through the 2010 season. The 2003 American League Cy Young winner's season was cut short when his leg was broken as a result of being drilled by a line drive hit by Ranger Kevin Mench.

    2006 - At 5:00 p.m. EST airing the show Daily News Live!, the Mets begin transmission of Sportsnet New York, which will become better known as SNY. The team-owned network is modeled after similar regional cable television ventures by the Red Sox (NESN, 1984) and the Yankees (YES, 2002).

    2010 - Former L.A. outfielder Willie Davis, the team leader in hits, extra-base hits, and runs, is fondly remembered by his family and friends, including many teammates, in a memorial service held at Dodger Stadium. The 69-year old, known as 3 Dog, was found dead in his home last week.

    2010 - The Red Sox announce 19-year-old prospect Ryan Westmoreland has undergone a five-hour surgical procedure to remove a cavernous malformation in his brain. The highly touted minor league outfielder was diagnosed at Mass General after leaving minor league camp earlier this month.

    2012 - The New York Yankees signed Andy Pettitte as a free agent.

    2015 - The Grapefruit League game between the Phillies and Twins marks the first time two current Hall of Fame players have managed against each other. Minnesota manager Paul Molitor, who was enshrined in 2004, opposes Philadelphia skipper Ryne Sandberg, an inductee a season later.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 16...

    1859 - Denny, Jerry
    1862 - Abbott, Dan
    1864 - Sage, Harry
    1865 - Briggs, Grant
    1865 - Donovan, Patsy
    1871 - Bernhard, Bill
    1874 - Duggleby, Bill
    1881 - Kruger, Art
    1888 - Works, Ralph
    1896 - Taylor, Arlas
    1899 - Keen, Vic
    1902 - Flowers, Jake
    1904 - Myer, Buddy
    1906 - Waner, Lloyd
    1910 - Poser, Bob

    1912 - Edelen, Ed
    1912 - Bates, Bud
    1913 - O'Dea, Ken
    1916 - Gorman, Tom
    1918 - Olsen, Vern
    1927 - Courtney, Clint

    1930 - Landrith, Hobie
    1932 - Blasingame, Don
    1938 - Browning, Cal
    1943 - Reichardt, Rick

    1944 - Renick, Rick
    1947 - Bradley, Tom

    1953 - Franklin, Jay
    1953 - Puig, Rich
    1954 - Duran, Dan
    1956 - Espino, Juan
    1959 - Hudson, Charles
    1965 - Mota, Jose
    1967 - Florence, Don
    1970 - McCracken, Quinton
    1970 - Schmidt, Curt
    1976 - Nunez, Abraham
    1979 - Choi, Hee Seop
    1981 - Granderson, Curtis
    1982 - Wilson, Brian
    1983 - Drew, Stephen
    1983 - League, Brandon
    1983 - Ryal, Rusty
    1984 - Garcia, Harvey
    1986 - Storey, Mickey
    1989 - Blazek, Mike
    1989 - Triggs, Andrew
    1991 - Kieboom, Spencer
    1991 - Spangenberg, Cory
    1992 - Guduan, Reymin
    1993 - Rhame, Jacob

    Baseball Deaths on March 16...

    1884 - Croft, Art
    1896 - Madden, Kid
    1899 - Healy, John
    1910 - Reipschlager, Charlie
    1927 - Wells, Jake
    1933 - Wieneke, Jack

    1934 - Lynch, Adrian
    1935 - Fuller, Ed
    1939 - Dungan, Sam
    1950 - Kleinke, Nub
    1953 - Jones, Oscar
    1954 - Grantham, George
    1955 - Booles, Red
    1958 - Cadore, Leon

    1959 - Shaw, Ben
    1962 - Feldman, Harry
    1962 - Orme, George
    1962 - Clarke, Sumpter
    1963 - Walsh, Tom
    1965 - Roetz, Ed
    1969 - Chavez, Nestor
    1969 - Rush, Andy
    1971 - Birkofer, Ralph
    1971 - Fautsch, Joe

    1972 - Traynor, Pie
    1974 - Kohlman, Joe
    1978 - Franklin, Moe
    1987 - Kline, Bob
    1988 - Statz, Jigger
    1994 - Show, Eric
    2005 - Radatz, Dick
    2008 - Purkey, Bob
    2010 - Hoeft, Billy
    2011 - Dunbar, Tom



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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4602 on: March 17, 2018, 12:08:41 am »

    On March 17 in Baseball History...

    1871 - The National Association of Professional Baseball Players is founded setting the stage for the future National League (1876). The entry fee for a National Association franchise is set at $10.

    1936 - Joe DiMaggio makes his Yankee debut in a big way. The 21-year old future Hall of Fame outfielder collects four hits, including a triple, in an 8-7 exhibition loss to the Cardinals.

    1940 - An inter-league exhibition all-star game raises over $20,000 to benefit the recently attacked country of Finland.

    1946 - In Daytona Beach, the Dodgers take the field against their minor-league farm team, the Montreal Royals. With Jackie Robinson in the lineup for Montreal, the game marks the first appearance of an integrated team in organized baseball in this century. More than 40 years later, the field will be renamed Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

    1953 - Bill Veeck says that he will accept an offer of $2.475 million for his 80 percent of the St. Louis Browns' stock. Baltimore Mayor D'Alesandro seeks a syndicate to buy Veeck out. The group will eventually purchase 206,250 shares at $12 per share.

    1953 - Milwaukee County Stadium will be available to the Boston Braves at a very reasonable rental rate.

    1953 - The Braves' spring training game against the Yankees in Bradenton will prove to be the team's last full one representing the city of Boston. During the sixth inning of tomorrow's exhibition contest, the club learns the National League has approved its shift next month to Milwaukee, in contrast to the Junior Circuit that two days ago denied Bill Veeck permission to move his Browns to Baltimore, citing insurmountable problems due to the short amount of time left before Opening Day.

    1965 - Jackie Robinson becomes the first black to be a member of a national network broadcasting team when he signs on to announce games with ABC.

    1966 - Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale play hardball when negotiating with the Dodgers. The duo sign movie contracts showing they are serious about retiring from baseball if their salary demands are not met.

    1969 - Cardinals' first baseman Orlando Cepeda is traded to the Braves for catcher/first baseman Joe Torre.

    1976 - Commissioner Kuhn orders owners to halt their lock-out and open spring training camps as soon as possible. All clubs will comply within forty-eight hours.

    1977 - A federal court rules in favor of Commissioner Kuhn's decision to void the 1976 A's sales of players by owner Charlie Finley.

    1978 - For the St. Patrick's Day exhibition game, the Reds don green uniforms, rather than their traditional red, starting an annual ritual. The Cardinals and other teams will follow suit.

    1986 - During a Cactus League contest, Carney Lansford is credited with an unusual two-run inside-the-park homer in the A's 5-3 victory over the Indians in Phoenix. The Oakland infielder is able to circle the bases in the fourth inning when Cleveland flychaser Mel Hall gets his shirt stuck on the outfield fence and is unable to untangle himself to pick up the ball, that is just barely out of his reach, while his teammate, shortstop Julio Franco, closest to the play, is so incapacitated with laughter he is unable to help.

    2001 - Joe Randa agrees to a two-year contract extension keeping him in Kansas City until the 2003 season. The Royals' third baseman batted .304 and knocked in 106 runs for the Royals in 155 games last season.

    2005 - During 11+ hours of the Committee on Government Reform hearing concerning major league player use of steroids, Mark McGwire refuses to talk about the past and does not deny taking performance enhancing drugs. Other players testifying included Curt Schilling, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro, and former big leaguer Jose Canseco, whose recent book prompted the congressional hearing.

    2008 - The Dodgers lose to the Astros, 12-10, in their last game at Dodgertown, the team's spring training home since 1948. Eighty-one year old Carl Erskine, who pitched the first game played at Holman Stadium 55 years ago, plays the national anthem on his harmonica prior to the contest.

    2010 - In a rare spring training ruling, major league baseball suspends a player as a result of an incident that occurs in an exhibition game. Cliff Lee, the Mariners' much-hyped acquisition, is fined and suspended for the first five games of the regular season after throwing a pitch over the head of Chris Snyder in a Catcus League contest against Arizona.

    2016 - The San Diego Padres signed Mike Olt as a free agent.

    2016 - Chicago White Sox signed Chris Volstad as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 17...

    1860 - Pfeffer, Fred
    1863 - Hagan, Art
    1867 - Beam, Ernie
    1869 - Hogriever, George
    1871 - Fraser, Chick
    1876 - Kostal, Joe
    1876 - Gammons, Daff
    1881 - Fairbank, Jim
    1883 - Stanage, Oscar
    1885 - Pearce, Ducky
    1885 - Mayes, Paddy
    1888 - Klepfer, Ed

    1894 - Shafer, Ralph
    1895 - Lamb, Lyman
    1897 - Riconda, Harry
    1899 - Root, Charlie
    1906 - Vandenberg, Hy
    1912 - Ock, Whitey
    1917 - Sauer, Hank
    1919 - Reiser, Pete
    1923 - Seerey, Pat

    1938 - Hall, Jimmie
    1944 - Gaston, Cito
    1952 - Tabb, Jerry
    1956 - Lollar, Tim

    1956 - Scurry, Rod
    1956 - Lisi, Rick
    1959 - Ainge, Danny
    1965 - Smiley, John
    1968 - Gomez, Pat
    1968 - Masteller, Dan
    1969 - Brow, Scott
    1971 - Mueller, Bill
    1973 - Wilson, Vance
    1976 - Downs, Scott

    1977 - Quinlan, Robb
    1981 - Rodney, Fernando
    1982 - Murray, A. J.
    1985 - Valdez, Cesar
    1986 - Davis, Chris
    1989 - Lagares, Juan
    1990 - Kittredge, Andrew
    1990 - Segura, Jean
    1993 - Hoskins, Rhys

    Baseball Deaths on March 17...

    1923 - Hogan, Ed
    1924 - Harbridge, Bill
    1931 - Gunning, Tom
    1936 - Thatcher, Grant
    1939 - Burke, Bill
    1944 - Kroh, Rube
    1948 - Butler, Ike
    1958 - Blewett, Bob
    1959 - Ehmke, Howard
    1960 - Thorpe, Bob
    1962 - Purtell, Billy

    1969 - Mains, Jim
    1980 - Hooper, Bob
    1981 - Giebel, Joe
    1981 - Dean, Paul
    1985 - Pearson, Ike

    1993 - Abreu, Joe
    1995 - Uchrinscko, Jimmy
    1998 - Candini, Milo
    2002 - Bertrand, Lefty
    2009 - Lockman, Whitey
    2010 - Fletcher, Van


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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4603 on: March 18, 2018, 12:01:06 am »

    On March 18 in Baseball History...

    1937 - Ending his holdout, Lou Gehrig, who had originally asked for $50,000, agrees to sign with the Yankees for $36,000 and a $750 signing bonus. The new deal for Bronx Bombers' first baseman, last season's American League MVP, makes him baseball’s highest paid player.

    1942 - During spring training, Jackie Robinson and Nate Moreland work out with the White Sox in Pasadena, California. Manager Jimmie Dykes, who reluctantly granted their request for a walk-on tryout, dismisses the black players without making an offer for their services.

    1943 - Due to wartime travel restrictions, spring training camps begin opening in northern locations. Some of the locales include Bear Mountain, NY (Dodgers), French Lick Springs, IN (Cubs and White Sox), Ashbury Park, NJ (Yankees), Medford, MA (Red Sox) and Wallingford, CT (Braves).

    1953 - The Braves end the 77-year old association with Boston and become the first major league club to move since 1903 when Baltimore moved to New York. The franchise will spend a dozen years in the mid-western city, setting attendance records and appearing in two World Series, before moving to Atlanta, lured by the promise of a brand new state of the art stadium in an area they would be the only big league club.

    1957 - Indian general manager Hank Greenberg turns down the Red Sox million-dollar offer for pitcher Herb Score. The former slugger says the Tribe is building for the future and not into selling its premier players.

    1958 - Emmett Kelly, the Dodgers' resident 'tramp' in Brooklyn, announces his contract has not been renewed to join the team when they begin playing in L.A. this season. The veteran circus performer believes the size of the Coliseum, the club's new home on the West Coast, is just "too big for one clown".

    1984 - White Sox coach Charlie Lau, renowned hitting instructor, dies at age 50 after a long bout with cancer. Lau, whose major league average was .255, earned his fame as the Royals batting coach from 1971-78, where his star pupil was George Brett.

    1985 - Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. The two Hall of Famers had been banned from associating with major league baseball due to their employment with Atlantic City c@sinos.

    1990 - Players and owners reach a new collective bargaining agreement that will end the 32-day lockout of spring training camps. Highlights of the deal include increasing the clubs' contributions to the players' pension fund, raising the minimum major league salary to $100,000, and a compromise on salary arbitration that leaves 17 percent of players with between two and three years of major league experience eligible. The season will start a week behind schedule, but the 78 games canceled by the work stoppage are rescheduled.

    2000 - After reacquiring Jesse Orosco from the Orioles in December, the Mets send the veteran left-hander to the Cardinals for utility player Joe McEwing. In 1978, the eventual four-decade hurler (1979-2003) was the player to be named later in the trade when New York dealt veteran southpaw Jerry Koosman to Minnesota.

    2005 - After Mark McGwire, who had previously denied the use of steroids, refuses to answer the questions concerning his involvement during the congressional hearings, U.S. Representative William Lacy Clay (D-MO) wants to remove the slugger’s name given to a stretch of highway in his state. The legislators officially renamed a five-mile segment of Interstate-70 the Mark McGwire Highway as a tribute to 'Big Mac’ hitting a record 70 home runs in 1998.

    2008 - The possibility of collusion by major league owners against Barry Bonds, who has pleaded innocent to four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice, will be examined by the Players Association. The San Francisco slugger, who hit .276 last year with 28 home runs, has not been offered a contract by any major league team.

    2008 - In an attempt be part of a healing process on the campus where 32 students and staff became victims of a deadly shooting spree last April, the Yankees play the Hokies at Virginia Tech's English Field. George Steinbrenner, moved by coverage of the massacre last spring, donated $1 million to a memorial fund and made arrangements for his team to participate in an exhibition game at the school.

    2009 - The Cubs announce the team will retire its fifth number when 31 will be set aside on May 3 in honor off both Fergie Jenkins (1966-73,1982-83) and Greg Maddux (1986-92, 2004-06). The hurlers will join other Cubbies which include Ron Santo (#10), Ernie Banks (#14), Ryne Sandberg (#23), and Billy Williams (#26) to receive such recognition.

    2010 - Free-swinging slugger Mark Reynolds (.260, 44, 102) and the Diamondbacks agree to a new three-year, $14.5 million contract. The deal covers the 26 year-old third baseman's first two arbitration years.

    2011 - The Mets make a symbolic, but expensive, roster move when they release second baseman Luis Castillo. The embattled 35-year old infielder, who will be best remembered by New York fans for the dropped popup in a 2009 Subway Series game at Yankee Stadium and his inability to stay healthy, is still owed the remaining $6 million on the four-year, $25 million contract he signed prior to the 2008 season.

    2013 - The Los Angeles Dodgers released Ramon Castro.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 18...

    1854 - Walker, Oscar
    1861 - Scanlan, Mort
    1863 - Clark, Bob
    1870 - Snodgrass, Chappie
    1874 - Callahan, Nixey

    1874 - Bean, Joe
    1882 - Myers, Joseph
    1888 - Higgins, Eddie
    1888 - Taylor, Wiley
    1888 - Coombs, Cecil

    1890 - Mee, Tommy
    1893 - Wrightstone, Russ
    1901 - Cooney, Johnny

    1902 - Potter, Squire
    1911 - Benton, Al
    1916 - Fletcher, Elbie
    1916 - Bithorn, Hi

    1916 - Lake, Eddie
    1917 - Williams, Ace
    1918 - Mulligan, Dick
    1919 - White, Hal
    1920 - Rutner, Mickey
    1924 - Hamner, Garvin
    1925 - Hatfield, Fred
    1926 - Littlefield, Dick

    1928 - Olivo, Chi-Chi
    1932 - Tate, Lee
    1940 - Martinez, Tony
    1941 - Jarvis, Pat
    1946 - Kelly, Van
    1953 - Miller, Randy
    1955 - Murphy, Dwayne
    1957 - Keeton, Rickey
    1957 - Olmsted, Al
    1960 - Winters, Matt
    1962 - Fisher, Brian
    1965 - Berroa, Geronimo
    1967 - Edenfield, Ken
    1973 - Chavez, Raul
    1976 - Ohka, Tomo
    1976 - Miller, Corky
    1976 - Podsednik, Scott

    1977 - Sledge, Terrmel
    1982 - Cordero, Chad
    1982 - Guevara, Carlos
    1983 - Sonnanstine, Andy
    1983 - Tatum, Craig
    1989 - Freitas, David
    1991 - Garcia, Leury

    1991 - Realmuto, J.T.
    1992 - Mancini, Trey
    1993 - Therrien, Jesen

    Baseball Deaths on March 18...

    1892 - Tomney, Phil
    1905 - Higham, Dick
    1910 - Storke, Alan
    1938 - Ferris, Hobe
    1938 - Netzel, Milo
    1939 - Miller, Ralph
    1944 - Motz, Frank
    1948 - Von Kolnitz, Fritz

    1949 - Sommers, Rudy
    1955 - Helfrich, Ty
    1955 - Aderholt, Morrie
    1960 - Howell, Dixie

    1962 - Bliss, Elmer
    1966 - Bennett, Frank
    1968 - Meine, Heinie
    1969 - Bradley, Jack
    1970 - Thomas, Frosty
    1970 - Misse, John
    1971 - Welzer, Tony
    1972 - Bushey, Frank
    1975 - Ock, Whitey
    1976 - Maloy, Paul
    1979 - Jones, Percy
    1984 - Lau, Charlie

    1993 - Jordan, Buck
    2004 - Bearden, Gene
    2011 - Metro, Charlie

    2013 - Hersh, Earl
    2016 - Richards, Fred
    2018 - Schoonmaker, Jerry






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« Reply #4604 on: March 19, 2018, 12:01:26 am »

    On March 19 in Baseball History...

    1941 - Recently released from the Cardinals, Paul Dean signs with the Giants. Although he goes 4-for-4, New York also releases Dizzy's brother.

    1951 - Tiger player representative Fred Hutchinson asks for the players to have input in the selection of the new commissioner.

    1957 - In what is believed to be the largest offer for a player to date, the Indians reject Boston's bid of $1 million for Herb Score. Cleveland General Manager Hank Greenberg says that the team is interested in building for the future, not in selling its best ballplayers. Six weeks later Score is struck in the eye by Gil McDougald's liner.

    1960 - Red Sox catcher Sammy White announces he will retire rather than report to Cleveland, where he had been traded.

    1970 - Indian Ken Harrelson fractures his leg and will miss most of the season.

    1977 - A's pitcher Paul Lindblad is sold to the Rangers for $400,000. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, unlike his previous Oakland A's decision, does not void the deal as not being in the best interest of baseball.

    1984 - Denny McLain, the last major league pitcher to achieve a 30-win season, is indicted on various charges of racketeering, loan-sharking, extortion, and coc@ine possession.

    1989 - Hoping to replace the injured Dave Winfield, the Yankees trade catcher Joel Skinner and a minor leaguer to the Indians for outfielder Mel Hall. The future Hall of Fame outfielder will miss the entire season due to back surgery.

    2002 - The Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES) makes its debut as a regional cable TV channel. The team-owned network, similar to NESN of the Red Sox, will carry Bronx Bombers games as well as covering New Jersey Nets NBA contests.

    2005 - After avoiding salary arbitration by signing a one-year $10.5 deal in the off season, Lance Berkman agrees to a six-year, $85 million contract. The three-time All-Star outfielder will be an Astro until 2010 with the club holding the option for an additional year.

    2008 - The Red Sox players voted to boycott playing in their exhibition game, scheduled to be televised nationally from the City of Palms Park, and tomorrow’s flight to Japan for the season-opening series against the A's. The dispute, which is over coaches not receiving the same $40,000 stipend negotiated by the players union, is resolved within a few hours with the game against the Blue Jays starting an hour later than planned.

    2014 - The San Francisco Giants released Mark Teahen.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 19...

    1868 - Smith, Skyrocket
    1871 - McGinnity, Joe
    1874 - Evans, Roy
    1881 - Maharg, Billy
    1884 - Engle, Clyde
    1884 - Messenger, Bobby

    1887 - Covington, Tex
    1891 - Schauer, Rube
    1894 - Wambsganss, Bill
    1894 - Torkelson, Red
    1897 - Bowman, Elmer
    1908 - Walker, Gee

    1915 - Gonzales, Joe
    1927 - Ashburn, Richie
    1931 - Smith, Paul
    1935 - Brickell, Fritz
    1940 - Smith, Pete
    1947 - Mangual, Angel
    1947 - Rose, Don
    1947 - Jestadt, Garry
    1948 - Powell, Paul
    1953 - Corcoran, Tim
    1955 - Norris, Mike
    1962 - Calderon, Ivan

    1963 - Jackson, Chuck
    1964 - Hamilton, Jeff
    1966 - Scruggs, Tony
    1968 - Young, Pete
    1971 - Cromer, D.T.
    1974 - Coppinger, Rocky
    1974 - LaRue, Jason
    1975 - Whiteley, Shad
    1977 - Ross, David
    1981 - Castillo, Jose
    1981 - Clarke, Darren
    1982 - Powell, Landon
    1984 - Downs, Matt
    1988 - Kershaw, Clayton

    Baseball Deaths on March 19...

    1902 - Burns, Tom
    1926 - Hutchison, Bill
    1928 - Lovett, Tom
    1931 - Gannon, Joe
    1934 - Jansen, Ray
    1937 - Williams, Otto
    1944 - Dunn, Joe
    1944 - Kelly, John
    1949 - Eagan, Truck
    1954 - Fahey, Frank
    1954 - Babb, Charlie
    1955 - Hovlik, Ed
    1955 - Stultz, George
    1968 - Almeida, Rafael
    1969 - Swindell, Josh
    1972 - Hinkle, Gordie
    1973 - Leverenz, Walt
    1974 - Greene, June
    1974 - Murray, Tony
    1976 - Gallia, Bert
    1981 - Beck, Zinn
    1989 - Malay, Joe
    2000 - Williams, Dewey
    2003 - Buzas, Joe
    2011 - McAvoy, Tim
    2011 - Rush, Bob

    2017 - McDonald, Dave
    2018 - LeMay, Dick

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    On March 20 in Baseball History...

    1934 - All-around female athlete Mildred Babe Didrickson pitches the first inning for the Philadelphia Athletics in a spring training exhibition game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. She gives up one walk but no hits. Two days later she pitches again, this time one inning for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Red Sox. She is less successful this time, giving up four hits and three runs. Didrickson is the second female to play exhibitions with a major league team (first baseman Lizzie Murphy played for an A.L. all-star team on August 14, 1922).

    1937 - In one of the biggest trades in Negro League history, Josh Gibson and Judy Johnson are traded to the Homestead Grays for $25,000 and two journeymen. Both Gibson (1972) and Johnson (1975) will be inducted into the baseball's Hall of Fame.

    1953 - U.S. Senator Edwin C. Johnson proposes a bill which will ban broadcasts of major league games in minor league territories. The justice department outlawed this practice in 1949.

    1958 - The Phillies purchase Joe Collins from the Yankees, but he decides to retire rather than report to the City of Brotherly Love. The 34 year-old first baseman, who spent his entire ten-year career with New York and appeared in seven World Series with the team, finishes with a lifetime .256 batting average.

    1961 - The Yankees announce the team will oppose any plan that would enable the new National League expansion franchise to use Yankee Stadium. This decision leaves the Polo Grounds as the only viable option for the new team.

    1973 - In an exhibition game played in Puerto Rico, Willie Mays, subbing for manager Yogi Berra, pilots the Mets to an 8-3 win over the Pirates.

    1973 - In a special election held by the BBWAA, the late Roberto Clemente receives 393 of 424 votes to earn entry in the Hall of Fame. The Hall's Board of Directors had earlier waived the five-year-wait rule for Clemente, who was killed on New Year's Eve 1972 with four others when a plane carrying supplies to earthquake-ravaged Nicaragua crashed. His number 21 will be retired in Pittsburgh 17 days later.

    1976 - Leo Durocher, hired to manage the Yokohama Taiyo Whales (Japanese League), is sick with hepatitis and asks for a five-week delay in reporting. The Lip receives a telegram from the Whales stating: Since the championship starts in twenty days, it's better if you stay home and take care of yourself for the remainder of the season.

    1989 - The office of baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth announces MLB is conducting an inquiry into "serious allegations" concerning Reds' manager Pete Rose and gambling.

    2002 - The Commissioner's office announces MLB will continue the practice that began after the September 11 attacks of singing 'God Bless America' during the seventh-inning stretch in each team's first homestand. In addition, an American flag patches will be worn on the jackets of all 30 major league teams this season and special logos will be used on Opening Day, Memorial Day weekend and the Fourth of July with Canadian versions designed for the Blue Jays and Expos.

    2006 - The Chicago White Sox traded Joe Borchard to Seattle Mariners in exchange for Matt Thornton.

    2006 - At San Diego's PETCO Park, Japan, managed by all-time international home-run king, Sadaharu Oh, captures the first World Baseball Classic crown beating Cuba, 10-6. The 16-team tournament, which will take place again in the year 2009, ends with just two major leaguers still in the game.

    2006 - In his first appearance in a Nationals uniform, Alfonso Soriano refuses to play the outfield in an exhibition game against the Dodgers. The one-time All star second baseman, who was listed on Frank Robinson's lineup to start in left field, could be placed on the disqualified list for his insubordination preventing him from getting paid his $10 million salary and accruing service time which is used to determine a player's free agent status.

    2008 - Behind the strong pitching of Brad Penny, the Dodgers make their Cactus League debut, beating the White Sox in Phoenix, 8-2. The outing, which takes place where he made his professional debut, earns the right-hander the Opening Day start against the Giants.

    2009 - The Chicago White Sox sent Sergio Santos to San Francisco Giants for future considerations.

    2012 - The Houston Astros traded Jason Bourgeois and Humberto Quintero to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later; The Houston Astros received D'Andre Toney (June 10, 2012).

    2017 - The Atlanta Braves released John Danks.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 20...

    1853 - Stearns, Bill
    1864 - Mahoney, Dan
    1864 - McShannic, Pete
    1865 - Griffin, Mike
    1867 - Geiss, Emil
    1869 - Buckley, John
    1875 - Greene, Paddy
    1879 - Vinson, Rube

    1882 - Stankard, Tom
    1882 - Armbruster, Harry
    1883 - Clark, Pep

    1885 - Siner, Hosea
    1887 - Schmidt, Walter
    1888 - Backman, Les
    1890 - Wolfgang, Mellie

    1891 - Boehling, Joe
    1893 - Butler, Johnny
    1894 - Stellbauer, Bill
    1900 - Shealy, Al
    1907 - Kennedy, Vern

    1911 - Moss, Charlie
    1912 - Shoun, Clyde

    1915 - Spence, Stan
    1921 - Peterman, Bill
    1925 - Widmar, Al

    1927 - Willis, Jim
    1928 - Crawford, Jake
    1931 - Izquierdo, Hank
    1933 - Altman, George
    1936 - Golden, Jim
    1937 - Kuhn, Kenny
    1941 - Corrales, Pat
    1943 - Dillon, Steve
    1944 - Taylor, Bob
    1944 - Blateric, Steve
    1948 - Seelbach, Chuck
    1951 - McDermott, Terry
    1952 - Langford, Rick
    1952 - Terlecky, Greg

    1954 - Mirabella, Paul
    1954 - McCatty, Steve
    1960 - Young, Mike
    1963 - Williams, Dana
    1963 - Parker, Rick
    1965 - Hoiles, Chris
    1966 - Minor, Blas
    1970 - Brunson, Will
    1971 - Alexander, Manny
    1972 - McDonald, Jason
    1977 - Fontenot, Joe
    1978 - Bynum, Mike
    1979 - Rodriguez, Wilfredo
    1985 - Venters, Jonny
    1989 - Cunningham, Todd
    1990 - Hand, Brad

    Baseball Deaths on March 20...

    1933 - Burke, Dan
    1934 - Doscher, Herm
    1935 - Holbert, Bill
    1938 - Fothergill, Bob

    1943 - Wagner, Heinie
    1947 - Mowrey, Mike
    1951 - Coughlin, Roscoe
    1952 - Bay, Harry
    1953 - Brackenridge, John
    1955 - Smith, Ed
    1957 - Midkiff, Ezra
    1958 - Dale, Gene
    1962 - Black, John
    1966 - Morrison, Johnny
    1968 - Shoun, Clyde

    1969 - Clark, Jim
    1970 - Flater, Jack
    1981 - Walker, Gee

    1984 - Coveleski, Stan
    1996 - Pendleton, Jim
    1999 - Toth, Paul
    2001 - Alvarado, Luis
    2012 - Parnell, Mel

    2015 - Hisner, Harley







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« Reply #4606 on: March 21, 2018, 12:03:55 am »

    On March 21 in Baseball History...

    1908 - Ty Cobb signs with Detroit for $4,000 plus an $800 bonus if he hits over .300. He will collect the bonus with a league-leading .324, becoming one of only three A.L. regulars to top .300 (the N.L. has five) this year.

    1936 - The Reds trade first baseman Jim Bottomley for the Browns' utility player Johnny Burnett.

    1943 - The A's trade Bob Johnson to the Senators for Jimmy Pofahl and Bobby Estalella. The former Philadelphia's fan-favorite outfielder will make to the all-star squad for Washington, and will receive consideration for the Most Valuable Player award.

    1957 - It is reported the owners will get 9.3 million dollars for the 1957 TV-Radio rights.

    1959 - The Indians trade Larry Doby to the Tigers for Tito Francona. It turns out to be a great swap for the Tribe as their new outfielder will hit .363‚ while Doby will play in just 16 games for Detroit.

    1962 - In a ceremony prior to the spring training game against New York in Clearwater, the Phillies honor the visiting Robin Roberts, who was sold to the Yankees in the off-season, by retiring his uniform number 36, the familiar numerals he wore for 14 seasons with Philadelphia. The future Hall of Fame right-hander starts the exhibition game against his former team, giving up four runs in three innings, and is credited with the win in the Bronx Bombers' 13–10. victory.

    1966 - In a spring exhibition game in Houston's Astrodome, the Dodgers and Astros become the first major league teams to play on artificial grass. The material, which would become known as AstroTurf, was developed by Monsanto in an effort to overcome the team's inability to grow grass indoors.

    1968 - The new American League team in Kansas City announces its nickname. The expansion club, which will join the circuit in 1969, will be now known as the "Royals", paying tribute to the Negro League Monarchs that played in the City of Fountains from 1920 through 1965.

    1975 - Georgia Tech blanks Earlham, 41-0, setting the NCAA mark for the largest margin of victory.

    1977 - Mark Fidrych, the 1976 Rookie of the Year, rips the cartilage in his left knee and will undergo surgery 10 days later. The injury will effectively end the fabled career of the Bird.

    1978 - In a surprise move, Padres manager Alvin Dark becomes the second manager ever fired during spring training after being told that he was having difficulties communicating with his players. San Diego names Roger Craig, the club's pitching coach, as the interim skipper.

    1986 - The Yankees announce that their most celebrated off-season acquisition, 26-year-old pitcher Britt Burns, will not pitch at all this season because of a chronic deteriorating hip condition. He never again pitches in the major leagues. Burns had won 18 games for the White Sox the previous season.

    2002 - The Phillies make public the one-day regular-season suspension of Larry Bowa handed down by Major League Baseball vice president for on-field operations Bob Watson. The action was taken as a result of the Philadelphia's manager's "inappropriate conduct toward the umpire" when he became enraged with the home plate umpire over two close calls on checked swings during an exhibition game against the Indians on March 9.

    2009 - The Chicago White Sox sent Chris Stewart to New York Yankees for future considerations.

    2011 - Citing a lack of velocity and command, Mets GM Sandy Alderson announces the release of 29-year old southpaw Oliver Perez, who is still owed $12 million on his contract. It is the second time in four days that the team has cut a player still under a considerable contract, with second baseman Luis Castillo being asked to leave despite his $6 million price tag.

    2013 - Mets third baseman David Wright is named the captain of the team, joining John Franco, Keith Hernandez, and Gary Carter as the fourth player to be honored by the franchise. The 30 year-old infielder, who signed an eight-year, $138 million contract in November, will be one of the current three major leaguers, along with Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter and White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, to have the title with their club.

    2014 - The Cleveland Indians released David Aardsma.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 21...

    1847 - Bielaski, Oscar
    1855 - Coon, William
    1867 - Collver, Bill
    1884 - Walker, Mysterious
    1890 - Sullivan, John
    1892 - Stumpf, Bill
    1897 - Lamar, Bill
    1897 - Ketchum, Gus
    1904 - Sigafoos, Frank

    1904 - Rollings, Red
    1905 - Samuels, Joe
    1906 - Hogan, Shanty
    1913 - Jacobs, Bucky
    1914 - Perry, Boyd
    1915 - Brandt, Bill
    1918 - Klieman, Ed
    1923 - Hughes, Jim

    1927 - Creger, Bernie
    1927 - Friend, Owen
    1929 - Browne, Pidge
    1937 - Thies, Dave
    1939 - Davis, Tommy

    1942 - Church, Len
    1944 - Sanguillen, Manny
    1946 - Fitzmorris, Al
    1946 - Clark, Rickey
    1947 - Plummer, Bill
    1949 - Durham, Don
    1952 - Arroyo, Fernando
    1957 - Leal, Luis
    1963 - Dunston, Shawon
    1965 - McIntosh, Tim
    1966 - Smithberg, Roger
    1970 - DeHart, Rick
    1976 - Darr, Mike
    1978 - Bajenaru, Jeff

    1978 - Guzman, Cristian
    1979 - Palmer, Matt
    1982 - Hill, Aaron
    1984 - Madrigal, Warner
    1986 - Monasterios, Carlos
    1987 - Brady, Michael
    1987 - Carrasco, Carlos
    1992 - Wahl, Bobby
    1992 - Yacabonis, Jimmy
    1993 - Montas, Frankie

    Baseball Deaths on March 21...

    1921 - Vickery, Tom
    1925 - Raymond, Harry
    1930 - Fagan, Bill
    1933 - Black, Bob
    1934 - Day, Pea Ridge
    1943 - Daly, Joe
    1949 - Jacobs, Mike
    1952 - Thomas, Lefty
    1953 - Truby, Harry
    1960 - Stewart, Mack
    1967 - Parker, Pat
    1969 - Higgins, Pinky
    1975 - Medwick, Joe
    1976 - Scheer, Heinie
    1978 - Coumbe, Fritz
    1982 - Sax, Ollie
    1984 - Rothel, Bob
    1988 - Roush, Edd

    2003 - Eisenstat, Harry
    2008 - Foster, Roy
    2017 - Krause, Jerry

    2017 - Zardon, Jose





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« Reply #4607 on: March 22, 2018, 12:01:08 am »

    On March 22 in Baseball History...

    1939 - In his second exhibition game, Dodger Pete Reiser homers in his first at-bat against the Cardinals to begin a streak of 10 consecutive hits.

    1962 - Roger Maris declines to pose with Mets coach Rogers Hornsby because the Hall of Famer had criticized him in the Rajah's' book, My Wars with Baseball.

    1962 - In the first meeting between the two clubs, the Mets defeat the World Champion Yankees in a spring training game. Casey Stengel, the former skipper of the Bronx Bombers, now the manager of the new National League expansion team in New York, clearly wanting to beat his old club, calls upon veteran outfielder Richie Ashburn, who delivers a ninth-inning pinch-hit single giving the Amazins' the dramatic walk-off 4-3 victory at Al Lang Field.

    1962 - A former Giant, requesting anonymity, reveals that Bobby Thomson's home run in the 1951 playoffs against the Dodgers was helped by a sign-stealing clubhouse spy. The spying is claimed to have gone on for the last three months of the season. Thomson and former manager Leo Durocher vehemently deny that any help was received, but a source close to the team confirms the spy operation.

    1972 - The Yankees trade first baseman Danny Cater to the Red Sox for lefty reliever Albert Walter Lyle. Over the next seven years, Sparky will pitch in 420 games in relief with a 57-40 record and a 2.41 ERA notching 141 saves as he helps the Bronx Bombers to appear in three World Series.

    1990 - Major league umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games to protest not having been consulted in the revision of the regular season schedule after the lockout. They will return to work on April 1.

    1993 - In a tragic accident, Indian pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews are killed when their motorboat strikes a pier. Bob Ojeda is severely injured, but will return to play major league baseball.

    2002 - After a poor spring trying to make the Dodgers as a bench player, 38-year-old Dante Bichette (.299, 274, 1,141) announces his retirement. The four-time All-Star played with the Angels, Brewers, Rockies, Reds and Red Sox during his 14-year major league career.

    2005 - Eleven home runs shy of passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list, Giants' slugger Barry Bonds indicates he may not play this season. The 40-year old National League MVP, who has two knee operations and has been implicated in the sport's steroids scandal, cites being physically and mentally "done" and blames the media for much of his unhappiness.

    2010 - With the same pen he used to sign his rookie contract in 2001, Twins catcher Joe Mauer (.365, 28, 96) signs a $184 million, eight-year contract extension keeping him with the small market team through 2018. Last year, the 26-year-old backstop, after starting the season on the DL as result of back surgery the previous year, captured his third batting crown and was named the American League's Most Valuable Player.

    2014 - The Texas Rangers released Jose Contreras.

    2016 - In a game attended by Barack Obama, the first sitting United States president on Cuban soil since 1928, the Rays beat the Cuban National team, 4-1, marking the first time in 17 years a major league team has visited the island nation. In 1999 at Havana's Estadio, the Orioles edge the home team, 3-2, thanks to a Harold Baines' eventual game-winning hit in the 11th inning.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 22...

    1854 - Allen, Myron
    1856 - McClellan, Bill
    1866 - Boyle, Jack
    1867 - Reeder, Nick
    1868 - Fuller, Ed
    1869 - Bausewine, George
    1882 - Sebring, Jimmy
    1884 - Chappelle, Bill
    1889 - Shafer, Tillie
    1892 - Wendell, Lew
    1896 - Holmes, Chick
    1898 - Urban, Luke
    1906 - Tremper, Overton
    1906 - Solters, Moose
    1906 - Owen, Marv

    1907 - Scalzi, Johnny
    1909 - Cole, Ed
    1913 - Steinbacher, Hank

    1915 - Branch, Norm
    1918 - Miles, Carl
    1918 - Butland, Bill
    1921 - Crowe, George
    1926 - Goodman, Billy

    1927 - Stuffel, Paul
    1928 - Schramka, Paul
    1932 - Schroll, Al
    1935 - Oliver, Gene
    1940 - Ellsworth, Dick
    1948 - Velazquez, Carlos
    1948 - Brown, Jake
    1949 - Wilshusen, Terry
    1952 - Bane, Eddie
    1952 - Rasmussen, Eric
    1953 - Boitano, Dan
    1960 - Sinatro, Matt
    1960 - Bradley, Scott

    1963 - Monteleone, Rich
    1965 - Hill, Glenallen
    1966 - Berry, Sean
    1968 - Martinez, Ramon
    1972 - Lidle, Cory
    1973 - Rodriguez, Nerio
    1974 - Phillips, Jason
    1978 - Griffiths, Jeremy
    1979 - Uribe, Juan
    1982 - Morse, Mike

    1984 - Smith, Joe
    1985 - Masterson, Justin
    1986 - Fowler, Dexter
    1987 - Davis, Ike
    1990 - Marshall, Brett
    1990 - Susac, Andrew
    1994 - Anderson, Drew
    1994 - Diaz, Edwin
    1994 - Robertson, Daniel

    Baseball Deaths on March 22...

    1897 - Anderson, Dave
    1902 - Ryan, Johnny
    1904 - McCoy, Art
    1905 - Krock, Gus
    1912 - Kenna, Ed
    1918 - Holdsworth, Jim
    1940 - Washburn, Libe
    1942 - Vail, Bob
    1944 - Hendrix, Claude
    1947 - Von Fricken, Tony
    1949 - Livingstone, Jake
    1953 - Driscoll, Michael
    1954 - LaRoss, Harry
    1957 - Babington, Charlie
    1960 - Rhodes, Gordon
    1962 - DeMontreville, Lee
    1962 - Martina, Joe
    1962 - Thomas, Red
    1969 - Speer, Floyd

    1973 - McCorry, Bill
    1980 - Foley, Ray
    1983 - Savidge, Don
    1993 - Olin, Steve
    1996 - Whisenant, Pete
    2001 - Kimball, Newt
    2007 - Dennis, Don
    2007 - Schmidt, Willard
    2011 - Roy, Normie
    2017 - Green, Dallas
    2017 - Higgins, Mark




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« Reply #4608 on: March 23, 2018, 12:01:11 am »

    On March 23 in Baseball History...

    1900 - John McGraw, Wilbert Robinson, and infielder Bill Wagon-Tongue Keister are sold by Brooklyn to St. Louis for $15,000. McGraw and Robby refuse to report.

    1938 - Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 Cardinals minor leaguers, among them Pete Reiser, in yet another attempt to halt the farm system cover-up. Dodgers General Manager Larry McPhail makes a pact with Branch Rickey to take the as-yet unknown Reiser and swap him back in the future, but the young outfielder's ability is too great to hide.

    1951 - The Brooklyn Dodgers sign a 21-year lease with the city of Vero Beach, Florida, for use of their spring training facilities there.

    1959 - The Cardinals trade Sam Jones to the Giants for first baseman/outfielder Bill White and third baseman Ray Jablonski.

    1962 - William DeWitt buys the Reds from the Crosley Foundation for $4.625 million.

    1962 - The Phillies trade third baseman Andy Carey and second baseman Lou Vassie to the White Sox for pitcher Cal McLish. Chicago then trades Carey to the Dodgers for Ramon Conde and Jim Koranda.

    1963 - On the day he is fitted for his big-league Orioles uniform, Steve Dalkowski pitching in an exhibition against the Yankees feels something pop in his left elbow. The fireballer from New Britain, Connecticut, who once struck out 24 batters in a minor league game, will never appear in the major leagues.

    1978 - The Mets trade popular shortstop Bud Harrelson to Philadelphia for minor league infielder Freddie Andrews.

    1990 - Howard Spira is arrested for extorting money from George Steinbrenner. The Yankee owner paid the Bronx g@mbler $40,000 in January to dig up dirt on outfielder Dave Winfield.

    2007 - The Baltimore Orioles claimed Sean Tracey from Chicago White Sox on waivers.

    2009 - Thanks to Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki’s two-out, two-run single in the top of the 10th inning, Japan defeats South Korea, 5-3, to win its second consecutive World Baseball Classic title. South Korea, the reigning Olympic champion, had tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth on Lee Bum-ho's two-out RBI single off Japanese closer Yu Darvish in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 54,846 at Dodger Stadium.

    2009 - The Miami-Dade County commissioners approve the final documents necessary to move forward on the Marlins’ new 37,000-seat home which will be located on the present grounds of Miami’s Orange Bowl. The long-anticipated retractable-roof ballpark will become a reality in 2012, with the team breaking ground this July.

    2010 - The Florida Marlins released Mike MacDougal.

    2010 - The Milwaukee Brewers released Scott Schoeneweis.

    2011 - The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Kip Wells as a free agent.

    2013 - The Seattle Mariners released Jon Garland.

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox released Mitchell Boggs.

    2017 - The San Francisco Giants released Gordon Beckham.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 23...

    1863 - Gunson, Joe
    1864 - Hilsey, Charlie
    1864 - Murphy, Willie
    1865 - Weaver, Farmer
    1865 - Shannon, Dan
    1868 - Smith, Elmer
    1870 - Kling, Rudy
    1877 - Taylor, Ed
    1877 - Graham, Peaches
    1878 - Loos, Pete
    1878 - Smoot, Homer
    1881 - Cravath, Gavvy

    1885 - Moeller, Danny
    1886 - Slapnicka, Cy
    1886 - Wares, Buzzy
    1893 - Kremer, Ray
    1895 - Parkinson, Frank
    1902 - Moore, Johnny
    1911 - Broskie, Sig
    1918 - Lucier, Lou
    1923 - Koch, Barney
    1927 - Logan, Johnny
    1928 - Lemon, Jim

    1931 - Pitula, Stan
    1932 - Meyer, Jack
    1939 - Bowens, Sam
    1942 - Coombs, Danny
    1943 - Howard, Bruce

    1943 - May, Lee
    1944 - Scott, George
    1947 - Bourque, Pat
    1949 - Geddes, Jim

    1953 - Diaz, Bo
    1956 - Darr, Mike
    1956 - Johnson, Ron
    1966 - Remlinger, Mike
    1967 - Brooks, Jerry
    1969 - Turner, Chris
    1976 - Ortiz, Ramon
    1979 - Buehrle, Mark

    1979 - Colome, Jesus
    1981 - Garcia, Anderson
    1981 - Pena Jr., Tony
    1984 - Link, Jon

    1988 - Betances, Dellin   

    Baseball Deaths on March 23...

    1917 - Weaver, Art

    1925 - Evers, Tom
    1928 - Kafora, Jake
    1929 - Williams, Denny
    1935 - Flynn, John
    1946 - Wheeler, George
    1948 - Meier, Dutch
    1950 - Sallee, Slim
    1952 - Sundra, Steve
    1958 - Kelley, Harry
    1969 - Hockett, Oris

    1972 - Bird, Red
    1976 - Murphy, Walter
    1980 - Knerr, Lou
    1993 - Crews, Tim
    1994 - Wolff, Roger
    2002 - Rojas, Minnie
    2007 - Bailey, Ed
    2012 - Bennett, Dennis
    2013 - Trucks, Virgil

    2016 - Garagiola Sr., Joe





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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4610 on: March 24, 2018, 12:02:32 am »

    On March 24 in Baseball History...

    1911 - Matthew Stanley Robison, president of the Cardinals, dies unexpectedly. He leaves the club and the bulk of his estate to his niece, Mrs. Helene Hathaway Britton, the first female owner of a major league club.

    1933 - Babe Ruth, another victim of the Depression, takes a pay cut of $23,000 from his previous salary of $75,000.

    1936 - Paul Dean signs for $10,000 with the Cardinals.

    1946 - In Birmingham, Alabama, police pull Edward Klep from the lineup of the Buckeyes, a visiting Negro American League team. The first white player in organized black baseball is told to change into his civilian clothes and sit away from his teammates in the "whites only" section of Rickwood Field.

    1947 - During a four-hour hearing with Commissioner Chandler at the Sarasota Terrace Hotel, Leo Durocher admits to playing occasional card games for money with Kirby Higbe.

    1952 - During spring training at St. Petersburg, Cardinals pitcher Bob Slaybaugh is hit in the face with a line drive during batting practice that will subsequently result in the loss of his left eye. The 21-year old southpaw will attempt a comeback in 1953 and again in 1954 before he retires from professional baseball.

    1959 - Prior to an exhibition game played against the Dodgers in Havana, Cuba, a photo of Pete Whisenant is taken that shows the Reds outfielder toting a machine gun. The weapon for the posed photo is supplied by a rebel from Fidel Castro's revolutionary army.

    1961 - The NY State Senate approves $55 million in funding to build a new stadium in Flushing Meadows Park for the new National League's expansion team. Until the Queens' ballpark is completed, which will become known as Shea Stadium, the Mets will play in the Polo Grounds during the first two years of their existence.

    1982 - The Dodgers automatically renew Fernando Valenzuela's contract when he ends his three week holdout, but the portly left handed pitcher refuses to sign it.

    1984 - The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee agrees to stage a six-team exhibition baseball tournament as part of the 1984 Summer Olympics to be held in Los Angeles.

    1984 - The Tigers trade utility player John Wockenfuss and outfielder Glenn Wilson to the Phillies for relief pitcher Willie Hernandez and first baseman Dave Bergman.

    2001 - During an exhibition game against the Giants, Diamondback hurler Randy Johnson's fastball hits and instantly kills a dove flying in front of home plate. The bird appears to explode as the National League Cy Young winner's pitch sends it over catcher Rod Barajas' head.

    2006 - At Mickey Mantle's restaurant in New York City, the U.S. Postal Service unveils the "Baseball Sluggers" postage stamps which will be issued on July 15 at Yankee Stadium prior to the game against the White Sox. The four Hall of Famers featured in the set all have roots in New York with Mickey Mantle (Yankees), Mel Ott (Giants) and Roy Campanella (Dodgers) playing their entire careers in the Big Apple, and the fourth, Hank Greenberg setting schoolboy records at James Monroe High School in the Bronx.

    2008 - The Twins agree to a new deal with their all-star closer signing Joe Nathan (1.88, 37 saves) to a $47 million, four-year contract, which includes a 2012 club option. The 33-year-old right-hander's 160 saves over the past four seasons is tied with Mariano Rivera of the Yankees for most in the American League.

    2008 - On the South Lawn of the White House, the Washington Nationals Presidential character mascots take part in the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll. It is reported Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington all were very comfortable in their surroundings.

    2013 - The Colorado Rockies signed Jon Garland as a free agent.

    2013 - The San Diego Padres released Freddy Garcia.

    2014 - The  Atlanta Braves released Freddy Garcia.

    2014 - The Detroit Tigers signed J.D. Martinez as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 24...

    1849 - Jackson, Sam
    1863 - McCauley, Jim
    1865 - Klusman, Billy
    1869 - Lawson, Al
    1872 - Selbach, Kip
    1874 - Thomas, Roy
    1882 - Bernard, Joe
    1891 - Shore, Ernie
    1892 - Trautman, Fred
    1893 - Sisler, George
    1906 - Veltman, Pat

    1907 - Dugas, Gus
    1912 - McLaughlin, Jud
    1917 - Bartosch, Dave
    1925 - Kryhoski, Dick
    1937 - Tillman, Bob
    1937 - Egan, Dick
    1942 - Alou, Jesus
    1956 - Templeton, Garry
    1958 - Hurst, Bruce
    1960 - Taylor, Dwight
    1961 - Chambers, Al
    1962 - Robinson, Ron
    1970 - Alvarez, Wilson

    1972 - Karsay, Steve
    1972 - Cabrera, Jose
    1974 - Arnold, Jamie
    1976 - Davenport, Joe

    1979 - Hopper, Norris
    1981 - Hayhurst, Dirk
    1982 - Hart, Corey
    1982 - McGowan, Dustin
    1982 - Phillips, Heath

    1982 - Tejeda, Robinson
    1983 - Gaudin, Chad
    1983 - Lowrey, Devon
    1987 - Zeid, Josh
    1990 - Castro, Starlin
    1993 - Bostick, Chris
    1993 - Wendelken, J.B.

    Baseball Deaths on March 24...

    1888 - Collver, Bill
    1894 - Jones, Mike
    1901 - Trost, Mike
    1918 - Farrell, Jack
    1919 - Bates, John
    1921 - McLean, Larry
    1936 - Parsons, Charlie
    1938 - Burris, Al
    1938 - Dolan, Joe
    1944 - Glenalvin, Bob
    1948 - Bannon, Jimmy
    1950 - Lewis, Bert
    1966 - O'Brien, George
    1968 - Nicholson, Ovid
    1972 - Coffman, Dick
    1983 - Darrow, George
    1986 - Grampp, Hank
    1996 - Pepper, Ray
    1996 - Robertson, Jerry
    1999 - Tebbetts, Birdie
    2002 - Brown, Mace
    2008 - Upton, Tom
    2009 - Kell, George

    2014 - Ruberto, Sonny



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« Reply #4611 on: March 25, 2018, 12:04:51 am »

    On March 25 in Baseball History...

    1910 - Hugh Chalmers, the president of the Chalmers Motor Car Company of Detroit, announces his Model 30, one of the most luxurious autos of its day, will be awarded to the player with the highest batting average this season. The prize will lead to controversy when Cleveland infielder Nap Lajoie beats out seven bunts, thanks to the Browns' Red Corriden purposely playing deep at third base, to go 8-for-9 on the last day of the season raising his average to .384 in an attempt to surpass Ty Cobb for the batting title.

    1935 - The Cubs sell Pat Malone to the Yankees. The right-hander will go 12-4 in 1936, but will post only a 19-13 record in his three years with the Bronx Bombers.

    1945 - Tryouts are granted to pitcher Terris McDuffie and first baseman Dave Thomas when a group of blacks appear at the Dodger offices in Brooklyn. The two players will work out at Ebbets Field in front of Branch Rickey on April 7.

    1959 - Infielder Bill White, along with third baseman Ray Jablonski, is traded to the Cardinals by the Giants in exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Don Choate and left-hander Sam Jones. Although southpaw "Sudden Sam' will have three solid seasons in San Francisco, including a 20-win season, the Redbirds' new first baseman will become a perennial all-star and gold glover during his eight-year tenure in St. Louis.

    1962 - Elvin Tappe is named as the Cubs first head coach of the season in the team's college of coaches plan. Chicago hasn't had a manager since 1960.

    1963 - The Reds sell journey man pitcher Johnny Klippstein to the Phillies. After going 7-7 over two seasons with Philadelphia, the 37-year old box salesman will help the Twins win the pennant in 1965 posting a 9-3 record.

    1981 - Phillies trade Bob Walk to the Braves for outfielder Gary Matthews. The team's new center fielder will play outstanding defense along with three solid seasons at the plate for Philadelphia while Atlanta's new right-hander will compile a 12-13 record with a 4.85 during his three-year tenure with the club.

    1985 - It's bad news for the Cubs when a judge rules laws banning night games are constitutional. The Cubs brought suit after having to give up a home playoff game last season due to the lack of lights at Wrigley.

    1989 - The Pirates and Indians swap shortstops with Jay Bell going to the Steel City and Felix Fermin joining the Tribe. Pittsburgh's new slick infielder will serve as the team's starting shortstop for the next eight seasons.

    1997 - The Indians send Kenny Lofton (.317, 14, 67) and Alan Embree (3-1, 2.79) to the Braves for Marquis Grissom (.262, 10, 57) and David Justice (.337, 30, 88). The deal saves $5.8 million in salaries for Atlanta and helps the team to sign hurlers Greg Maddux ($57.5 million, five-year) and Tom Glavine ($34 million, four-year).

    2006 - Acknowledging he may never play again, Jeff Bagwell announces he will start the season on the disabled list and will seek consultation to find out if removing bone spurs from his shoulder would be beneficial in prolonging his career. The 37-year old first baseman must stay on the injured list all season for the Astros to collect $15.6 million of the $17 million guaranteed contract from an insurance claim filed in January.

    2008 - At the Tokyo Dome in Japan, the Red Sox beat the A's, 6-5, in the earliest major league opener ever played. Manny Ramirez's tenth inning double gives the victory to Hideki Okajima, who used to pitch in this stadium for the hometown Yomiuri Giants.

    2008 - Miguel Cabrera (.320, 34, 119), acquired by the Tigers in a trade at the winter meetings with the Marlins, agrees to $152.3 million, eight-year deal to play with the team. The All-Star third baseman had previously agreed to an $11.3 million, one-year contract in January.

    2013 - The Milwaukee Brewers signed Kyle Lohse as a free agent.

    2014 - The Minnesota Twins signed Matt Guerrier as a free agent.

    2016 - The Minnesota Twins released Ryan Sweeney.

    2016 - The Houston Astros released Neal Cotts.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 25...

    1856 - Powell, Martin
    1861 - Scanlan, Patrick
    1862 - Gagus, Charlie
    1863 - Smith, Fred
    1866 - McKeon, Larry
    1866 - Lyons, Harry
    1868 - Dwyer, Frank
    1874 - Carney, Bill
    1875 - Riddlemoser, Dorsey
    1879 - Walsh, John
    1881 - Charles, Chappy
    1883 - Brown, Elmer
    1884 - Lavender, Jimmy
    1886 - Walsh, Jimmy
    1887 - Milan, Clyde
    1891 - McLarry, Polly
    1900 - Miller, Russ
    1901 - Grigsby, Denver
    1909 - Leonard, Dutch
    1913 - Maynard, Buster
    1915 - Hartje, Chris
    1919 - Evans, Bill

    1920 - Lowry, Sam
    1922 - Bowers, Billy

    1930 - Minarcin, Rudy
    1932 - Craddock, Walt
    1932 - Held, Woodie

    1933 - Chittum, Nelson
    1938 - Koch, Alan
    1944 - Britton, Jim
    1945 - Ellis, Jim
    1948 - Nagy, Mike
    1955 - Mazzilli, Lee
    1962 - Kunkel, Jeff
    1965 - Kutzler, Jerry

    1966 - Glavine, Tom
    1967 - Barnes, Brian
    1969 - Sanders, Scott
    1969 - Fryman, Travis
    1969 - Menhart, Paul
    1969 - Helfand, Eric
    1969 - Schullstrom, Erik
    1969 - Wilson, Dan
    1972 - Battle, Howard
    1975 - Mejia, Miguel
    1977 - Jodie, Brett
    1980 - Cotts, Neal

    1987 - Ryu, Hyun-Jin
    1987 - Yates, Kirby
    1990 - Arruebarrena, Erisbel
    1991 - Zunino, Mike
    1993 - Maton, Phil

    Baseball Deaths on March 25...

    1897 - Quarles, Bill
    1904 - Arundel, Harry
    1906 - Cassidy, Joe
    1921 - Arndt, Harry
    1928 - Smoot, Homer
    1929 - Meeker, Roy
    1930 - Krieg, Bill
    1933 - Donovan, Tom
    1936 - Hagan, Art
    1939 - Chaplin, Tiny
    1941 - Hickey, Eddie
    1946 - Schumann, Hack
    1949 - Riley, Jim
    1950 - Tebeau, Pu$$y
    1951 - Collins, Eddie

    1951 - Daub, Dan
    1953 - Griesenbeck, Tim
    1958 - Shaw, Al

    1966 - Morrisette, Bill
    1981 - Morgan, Red
    1985 - Wood, Joe
    1985 - Barclay, Curt
    1986 - Grant, George
    2005 - Zupo, Frank
    2009 - Blanchard, Johnny
    2013 - Sleater, Lou
    2015 - Slayback, Bill
    2017 - Faszholz, Jack




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« Reply #4612 on: March 26, 2018, 12:49:56 am »

    On March 26 in Baseball History...

    1936 - Two future Hall of Famers ink modest contracts with their respective teams. The Tigers sign Hank Greenberg for $20,000 and Red Ruffing comes to terms with the Yankees for $12,000.

    1937 - On the advice of Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio reduces the weight of his bat from 40 ounces to 36 ounces.

    1951 - During a spring exhibition game against the University of Southern California at Bovard Field, Mickey Mantle hits a home run which is estimated to travel 650 feet. The rookie's performance, which includes a single, triple and another homer, is one of the highlights of the Yankees' first ever West Coast trip.

    1957 - Yankee manager Casey Stengel is arrested and is released on $50 bail after he allegedly curses at and kicks a newspaper photographer during an exhibition game in St. Petersburg.

    1960 - Due to political unrest in the area, the Orioles-Reds series scheduled to be played in Havana is moved to Miami. Cincinnati, which has a farm team in Cuba, wanted the exhibition games to stay on the island, but Baltimore's team president Lee MacPhail feared for his players' safety.

    1974 - The Red Sox release future Hall of Famers Orlando Cepeda (1999) and Luis Aparicio (1984).

    1977 - The Red Sox released fan-favorite Rico Petrocelli. The two-time all-star shortstop will call it quits ending his 13-year career, all with Boston, with a .251 batting average.

    1979 - The Padres and Giants announce that the 1980 exhibition series between the two teams will be played in Tokyo. But Giants owner Bob Lurie leaves the decision up to his players, who reject the agreement.

    1984 - In a spring training deal, the Phillies trade outfielders Gary Matthews and Bob Dernier along with right-handed reliever Porfi Altamirano to the Cubs for right-hander Bill Campbell and Mike Diaz, a utility player. The former Philadelphia fly chasers, who will each received consideration for the MVP award, both play a pivotal role in Chicago's first-place finish this season in the National League Eastern Division.

    1984 - Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's color line playing for the Dodgers in 1947, is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously by President Reagan. Rachel Robinson, on behalf of her late husband, accepts the award, the highest civilian honor given in the United States.

    1997 - The Detroit Tigers claimed Jimmy Hurst from the Chicago White Sox on waivers.

    1998 - The Chicago White Sox traded Jim Bullinger to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Marty Weymouth.

    2000 - In less than 20 seconds, the Kingdome is demolished thanks to 5,800 holes filled with gelatin dynamite ignited by 21.6 miles of detonation cord. The former home of the Mariners is now a mound of rubble over 65 feet high.

    2003 - The St. Louis Cardinals released Al Levine.

    2003 - The Milwaukee Brewers released Robert Machado.

    2010 - The Boston Red Sox signed Scott Schoeneweis as a free agent.
    2014 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Javy Guerra from the Los Angeles Dodgers on waivers.

    2014 - The St. Louis Cardinals signed David Aardsma as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 26...

    1850 - Critchley, Morrie
    1869 - McCarthy, Jack
    1874 - DeMontreville, Gene
    1879 - Moran, Charles
    1884 - Geyer, Rube
    1888 - Hogg, Brad
    1889 - Burns, Joe
    1891 - Barry, Hardin
    1893 - Brower, Frank
    1895 - Klugmann, Joe
    1901 - Battle, Jim

    1909 - Mustaikis, Alex
    1913 - Zuber, Bill
    1914 - Epps, Hal
    1917 - Lambert, Clayton
    1939 - Neiger, Al
    1942 - Queen, Mel
    1949 - Hambright, Roger
    1955 - Morogiello, Dan
    1958 - Codiroli, Chris
    1961 - Warren, Mike
    1961 - Weston, Mickey
    1962 - Seitzer, Kevin
    1963 - Medina, Luis
    1964 - Loynd, Mike
    1967 - Hare, Shawn
    1967 - Brown, Jarvis
    1968 - Alexander, Gerald
    1968 - Reynolds, Shane
    1968 - Vizcaino, Jose
    1971 - Lankford, Frank
    1971 - Tavarez, Jesus
    1972 - Maxwell, Jason
    1979 - Dubois, Jason
    1981 - Wilson, Josh
    1982 - Ryan, Brendan
    1983 - Hacker, Eric
    1988 - Hatley, Marcus
    1990 - Bandy, Jeff
    1991 - Davidson, Matt

    1991 - Perez, Hernan
    1991 - Refsnyder, Rob
    1991 - Taylor, Michael
    1992 - Flores, Ramon
    1992 - Zastryzny, Rob

    Baseball Deaths on March 26...

    1936 - Hawk, Ed
    1936 - Costello, Dan
    1937 - Nops, Jerry
    1942 - Burke, Jimmy

    1944 - Stynes, Neil
    1947 - Bluejacket, Jim
    1958 - Kraft, Clarence
    1960 - Tipple, Dan
    1967 - Wilson, Squanto
    1973 - Sisler, George
    1974 - Kores, Art
    1975 - Young, Harley
    1986 - Bosser, Mel
    2002 - Wietelmann, Whitey
    2005 - Russo, Marius
    2014 - Lerchen, George
    2017 - Frohwirth, Todd


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« Reply #4613 on: March 27, 2018, 12:06:06 am »

    On March 27 in Baseball History...

    1902 - A Chicago Daily News headline reads, 'Manager of the Cubs is in Doubt Only on Two Positions', marking the first time that the team's nickname has appeared in print. Although the moniker has been around since 1890, the Orphans, also once known as the Colts and White Stockings, will not officially adopt the Cubs as its new name until 1907.

    1935 - With two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the bases loaded at Asahi Field, Russell Hinaga singles plating the winning run to give the San Jose Asahis a 3-2 victory over the visiting Tokyo Giants. The visitors will avenge their loss to the ‘Morning Suns’, a Japanese American semi-pro team, the following season.

    1948 -  Hank Greenberg, who tormented the Indians for most of his career as a member of the Tigers, is hired as Cleveland's farm club director by Bill Veeck.

    1967 - Giants' right-hander Juan Marichal ends his 29-day holdout when he becomes the third $100,000 major league hurler in history. The 'Dominican Dandy' also reported to spring training late last season, but proceeded to win his first ten games en route to 25-6 record.

    1973 - Twins' pitcher Jim Perry becomes the first player to use the '10 and 5 rule' when he okays his own trade to the Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. During his one season in Detroit, Gaylord's brother will post a 14-13 (.519) record along with an ERA of 4.03 in 35 apperances with the team.

    1973 - Hoping to make the team in spring training, right-hander Denny McLain is released by the Braves in effect ending his career two days before his 29th birthday. During his ten-year major league tenure, the former 30-game winner compiled a 131-92 career record with an ERA of 3.39.

    1981 - Much to the chagrin of the Fenway Faithful, Gold Glove catcher Carlton Fisk is declared a free agent by major league baseball. The 33-year old backstop can now negotiate with other teams for his services because he received his contract from the Red Sox two days after the deadline.

    1986 - Major league baseball's Rules Committee votes to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series, allowing a DH to be used in all games played in the A.L. club's home park. Since 1976, the DH had been used in all games in alternating years.

    1987 - The Mets trade back-up catcher Ed Hearn, pitcher Rick A. Anderson and pitching prospect Mauro Gozzo to the Royals for David Cone and minor leaguer Chris Jelic. The 24-year old right-hander will post an 80-48 (.625) record during his initial six seasons in New York.

    1989 - Sports Illustrated exposes Pete Rose's gambling activities. The article alleges 'Charlie Hustle' bet from the Riverfront Stadium dugout using hand gestures with an associate.

    1992 - The Brewers trade Gary Sheffield to the Padres for pitcher Ricky Bones and minor leaguers Jose Valentin and Matt Mieske. Sheffield, Milwaukee's first-round pick (sixth overall) in the 1986 draft, will hit .330 for his new team this season, winning the National League batting crown.

    2002 - After being told he would not be an everyday player, thirty-seven year old Jose Canseco is given his release by the Expos. The 1988 American League MVP, who needs 38 homers to reach 500, batted .258 and hit 16 home runs for the White Sox last season while appearing in 76 games.

    2002 - The Cubs, in desperate need of a closer due to Tom Gordon's muscle tear, trade righties Julian Tavarez (10-9, 4.52) and Jose Cueto as well as southpaw Dontrelle Willis and catcher Ryan Jorgensen to the Marlins for Antonio Alfonseca (4-4, 28 saves) and right-hander Matt Clement (9-10, 5.05). Willis, next season's Rookie of the Year in the National League, will become a twenty-game winner for the Fish in 2005.

    2004 - The Chicago White Sox traded Matt Ginter to the New York Mets in exchange for Timo Perez.

    2004 - The Detroit Tigers sold Pablo Ozuna to Philadelphia Phillies.

    2007 - The Chicago White Sox released Eduardo Perez.

    2007 - The Cleveland Indians signed Cliff Politte as a free agent.

    2008 - At the start of spring training, Hideki Matsui, who already had plans to be wed in a few weeks, a fact not known to the team, makes a wager with some of his teammates about who would be the first to get married. A very surprised Derek Jeter and Bobby Abreu agree to pay off the bet after learning the Yankee slugger pulled a fast one of them by getting 'hitched' in New York on the club's off day yesterday.

    2009 - In a Kansai Independent League game played at the Osaka Dome, knuckleballer Eri Yoshida makes her debut becoming Japan’s first female professional baseball player. The 17-year-old faces two batters on Opening Day, walking one and striking out the other, in the ninth inning of the Kobe 9 Cruise’s 5-0 victory over the hometown Gold Villicanes.

    2011 - Boston starter Daisuke Matsuzaka will make a $1 million contribution to the Red Sox Foundation for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in his native Japan. The team's official official charity has raised more than $1.3 million in response to the March 11th disaster, including personal donations from other Japanese players Hideki Okajima, Junichi Tazawa and Itsuki Shoda.

    2011 - The Nationals trade Nyjer Morgan to the Brewers in exchange for minor league infielder Cutter Dykstra and cash. Washington sends the light-hitting fleet-footed outfielder to Milwaukee to obtain the class A minor league third baseman, the son of former major leaguer Lenny Dykstra.

    2012 - Embattled owner Frank McCourt agrees to sell the Dodgers to a group that includes former LA Lakers star Magic Johnson and former baseball executive Stan Kasten for $2 billion, the highest amount ever paid for a team in the history of professional sports. The sale price far exceeds the $1.47 billion Malcolm Glazer paid for the English soccer team Manchester United in 2005.

    2013 - The Baltimore Orioles signed Freddy Garcia as a free agent.

    2013 - The Cincinnati Reds released Miguel Olivo.

    2015 - Chicago White Sox claimed Kyle Drabek from Toronto Blue Jays on waivers.

    2015 - Atlanta Braves released Leyson Septimo.

    2016 - The San Diego Padres returned Blake Smith to Chicago White Sox.

    2017 - The Oakland Athletics released Alejandro de Aza.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 27...

    1852 - Cushman, Ed
    1856 - Tyng, Jim
    1869 - Lyons, Toby
    1869 - Wynne, Bill
    1870 - Siefke, Fred
    1875 - Magoon, George

    1879 - Huggins, Miller
    1882 - Collins, Bill
    1891 - Rumler, William
    1895 - Burwell, Bill
    1897 - Lucey, Joe
    1899 - Walker, Marty
    1899 - Hock, Ed
    1903 - Dwyer, Double Joe
    1905 - Gill, Johnny
    1906 - Tauby, Fred

    1910 - Sherlock, Vince
    1910 - Sundra, Steve
    1911 - Stephenson, Walter
    1915 - Kimball, Newt
    1924 - Linden, Walt
    1927 - Rozek, Dick
    1929 - Smith, Milt
    1931 - Prescott, Bobby
    1932 - Covington, Wes

    1933 - Lassetter, Don
    1946 - Sudakis, Bill
    1946 - Jackson, Mike
    1950 - McGlothen, Lynn

    1950 - Harris, Vic
    1951 - Ruthven, Dick
    1953 - Alexander, Gary
    1956 - Hostetler, Dave
    1957 - Van Gorder, Dave
    1963 - Hall, Drew
    1963 - Dalton, Mike
    1967 - Navarro, Jaime

    1967 - Sierra, Candy
    1968 - Quinlan, Tom
    1970 - Aucoin, Derek
    1972 - Melhuse, Adam
    1972 - Gubanich, Creighton
    1977 - Rolison, Nate
    1978 - Brown, Dee
    1979 - Cuddyer, Mike
    1981 - Slocum, Brian
    1986 - Monell, Johnny
    1987 - Posey, Buster
    1989 - Harvey, Matt
    1990 - Esch, Jake
    1990 - Lake, Junior
    1990 - Odorizzi, Jake
    1993 - Nimmo, Brandon

    Baseball Deaths on March 27...

    1902 - Morrison, Tom
    1906 - Ramsey, Toad
    1917 - Jensen, Willie
    1926 - Kelly, Kick
    1927 - Start, Joe
    1947 - Lister, Pete
    1949 - Gleich, Frank
    1950 - Frank, Fred
    1955 - Roth, Frank

    1962 - Chambers, Bill
    1963 - Knothe, Fritz
    1975 - Fuhr, Oscar
    1978 - Zwilling, Dutch

    1984 - Ortiz, Baby
    1995 - Nichols, Chet
    1997 - Chapman, Fred
    2004 - Cremins, Bob
    2008 - Consolo, Billy
    2014 - Cihocki, Al
    2018 - Moses, Jerry




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« Reply #4614 on: March 28, 2018, 12:13:46 am »

    On March 28 in Baseball History...

    1970 - Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announces the return of the All-Star selection to the fans. The over-exposure of the Mid-summer Classic, two games each season between 1959-1962, and the lack of fan input prompt the MLB Promotion Corporation to modernize the marketing of the game by restoring fan balloting for the starting eight position players.

    1977 - After being benched, Ranger Lenny Randle attacks and fractures the cheekbone of his manager Frank Lucchesi. The Ranger skipper may have triggered the incident by calling Randle a punk.

    1978 - By releasing the aging superstar, the A's end the fifteen-year career of Dick Allen. The Wampum, Pennsylvania native finishes his stormy relationship with major league baseball with 351 HRs, 1,192 RBIs and a .292 batting average.

    1985 - Sports Illustrated's April 1st edition tricks the nation as author George Plimpton weaves a fictitious tale of Sidd Finch, a Mets rookie phenom who throws a 168 mph fastball. Staged photographs and quotes from Mets in real life help to give the story a realistic edge.

    1986 - The Red Sox trade designated hitter Mike Easler to the Yankees for designated hitter Don Baylor.

    1988 - The Yankees waive pitcher Phil Niekro four days shy of his 47th birthday.

    1990 - A plan to allow starting pitchers to earn victories with only three innings pitched (because of the abbreviated spring training period) is scrapped, but teams will be allowed to open the regular season with 27-man rosters instead of the allowed maximum of 25.

    1999 - In Cuba, the Orioles beat the Cuban National team, 3-2 thanks to a Harold Baines 11th inning game-winning hit. It is the first time a U.S team has played in Cuba since the 1950's.

    2003 - The commissioner's office announces teams will pay tribute to the U.S. Armed forces during the seventh-inning stretch of all home openers by having `God Bless America' performed. Although the song has been part of all games since the September 11th terrorist attacks, it will be heard only in major league ballparks at the home openers, Sunday and holidays games.

    2003 - Three days prior to Opening Day, the YES Network claims Cablevision pulls out of a proposed deal signed 17 days ago that would have provided televised Yankee games to nearly three million cable subscribers in the NYC metropolitan area. According to a YES Network press release, the giant cable company failed to sign a finalized version of the hand-written document that both parties exchanged on March 12, but James L. Dolan, Cablevision president, said the typewritten draft contained unacceptable alterations.

    2006 - The insurance claim filed by the Astros in January to get back approximately $15.6 million of Jeff Bagwell's $17 million guaranteed contract is denied by the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. The insurers cite no adverse change in the 37-year old first baseman's condition between the end of last season and the Jan. 31, 2006 policy.

    2006 - The Kansas City Royals claimed Tony Graffanino from Boston Red Sox on waivers.

    2008 - The decision to have manager Manny Acta catch the ceremonial first pitch from President Bush at the Nationals' home opener is reported not to have been made by the White House. Traditionally, the starting catcher is given the honor, but Paul Lo Duca, whose name who is cited in the Mitchell Report on drug use in baseball, instead will watch his manager receive the toss from the commander-in-chief.

    2008 - The 24,663 fans at Chase Field give opposing Rockies left-hander Doug Davis an ovation as he walks off the mound after appearing in an exhibition game against the Diamondbacks. Prior to the game, Colorado announces the very popular 32-year hurler will have his thyroid removed after the results of a biopsy reveal a lump in his throat to be cancerous.

    2013 - The Miami Marlins signed Miguel Olivo as a free agent.

    2013 - Mets GM Sandy Alderson announces a MRI has revealed Johan Santana has re-torn his surgically repaired left shoulder capsule, and indicates additional surgery is a "strong possibility" for the left-hander. The 34 year-old Venezuelan southpaw, who entirely missed the 2011 season due to the injury, will probably never pitch again for the team, finishing his six-year, $137.5 million contract with the team, a deal he signed upon his trade to the team in early 2008, on the disabled list.

    2014 - The Tampa Bay Rays sold Jayson Nix to the Philadelphia Phillies.

    2014 - Mike Trout and the Angels come to terms on a $144.5 million, six-year deal, keeping the 22 year-old outfielder on the team through 2020. The five-tool phenom from Millville, N.J., the American League's MVP runner-up in his first two seasons in the majors, was the unanimous choice for the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2012.

    2015 - The Los Angels Angels of Anaheim released Matt Lindstrom.

    2016 - The Minnesota Twins released Carlos Quentin.

    2017 - The Toronto Blue Jays released Gavin Floyd.

    2017 - The Chicago White Sox sold Peter Bourjos to the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 28...

    1860 - McLaughlin, Tom
    1875 - Barrett, Jimmy
    1875 - Gleason, Harry
    1890 - Johnston, Johnny
    1890 - Walsh, Dee
    1894 - King, Lee (EL)
    1899 - Hermann, Al
    1907 - Masters, Walt
    1909 - Warneke, Lon
    1911 - Pickrel, Clarence
    1915 - Krakauskas, Joe
    1919 - Raschi, Vic
    1920 - Hanc0ck, Fred

    1920 - Martin, Babe
    1929 - MacDonald, Bill
    1935 - Shifflett, Garland
    1936 - Coker, Jimmie
    1949 - Snook, Frank
    1961 - Davis, Glenn
    1964 - Fitzgerald, Mike
    1967 - Boskie, Shawn
    1967 - Gonzales, Larry
    1969 - Paquette, Craig
    1973 - Wilson, Paul
    1974 - Christenson, Ryan
    1975 - Sparks, Steve
    1975 - Zuleta, Julio
    1981 - Ramirez, Edwar
    1985 - Melancon, Mark
    1986 - Emaus, Brad
    1986 - Susdorf, Steve
    1987 - Morris, Bryan
    1988 - Kalish, Ryan
    1991 - Walker, Christian

    Baseball Deaths on March 28...

    1904 - Seward, George
    1907 - Stahl, Chick
    1913 - Patterson, Claire
    1916 - Hohnhorst, Eddie
    1919 - Toole, Steve
    1933 - McCarthy, Tom
    1934 - Larkin, Ed
    1939 - Goldsmith, Fred
    1946 - Fullis, Chick
    1947 - Evers, Johnny

    1950 - Ross, Ernie
    1950 - Clarke, Henry
    1951 - Murphy, Joe
    1953 - Thorpe, Jim
    1955 - Lynch, Tom
    1958 - Thompson, Gus
    1958 - Klein, Chuck
    1961 - Coveney, Jack
    1961 - Hackett, Jim
    1972 - Moore, Cy
    1972 - Bush, Donie
    1975 - Gunning, Hy
    1984 - Pike, Jess
    1990 - Neun, Johnny
    1993 - Flanigan, Ray
    1996 - Ross, Don
    2003 - Bowens, Sam
    2006 - Minner, Paul
    2009 - Brucker, Earle
    2010 - Gates, Joe

    2010 - Purdin, John
    2013 - Triandos, Gus
    2015 - Mills, Dick


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« Reply #4615 on: March 29, 2018, 12:20:05 am »

    On March 29 in Baseball History...

    1867 - Denton True Young is born in Gilmore, Ohio. He will earn the nickname Cy for his cyclone-like pitching motion and he will win (and lose) more games than any pitcher in history with a 511-316 record and 2.63 ERA over 22 seasons. He wins 20 or more games 15 times, and tops the 30-win mark five times.

    1933 - After missing half of last season when he broke his leg, Cubs outfielder Kiki Cuyler breaks his other leg and will miss nearly three months of this season. The 36 year-old future Hall of Famer has led the league in stolen bases four times and will finish with 328 career steals.

    1935 - The reigning National League champion Cardinals release 44 year-old right-hander Dazzy Vance, who appeared in his first and only World Series during his one season with the team. The future Hall of Fame hurler will return to the Dodgers, where he spent the most productive years of his career, finishing his major league 16-year tenure in the major leagues with a 197-140 (.585) along with an ERA of 3.24.

    1944 - During a Pacific Coast League minor league exhibition game, Oakland lends L.A. five players after some of their opponents suffer an assortment of injuries in a car accident. The 'visiting' team beats the hometown Oaks, 6-2.

    1948 - Thirty-four players participate in an unusually long exhibition game when the Yankees and the Red Sox take 17 innings to play a 2-2 tie. The four-hour, two minute contest, which is called by umpire Bill Summers to allow Boston to catch a bus back to Sarasota, featured the Bronx Bombers scoring runs in the bottom of the ninth and tenth innings to keep the score knotted, but failed to push the winning run across the plate in the final frame when Frank Crosetti attempted a two-out bunt to squeeze in the runner on third base.

    1954 - After telling reporters his team had little chance to finish in the first division, skipper Phil Cavarretta is fired by the Cubs. The 36-year old player-manager, who compiled a 169-213 (.442) record during his three years at the helm, is the first person to lose a managerial position during spring training.

    1973 - At the suggestion of A’s owner Charlie Finley, orange-colored balls are used in an 11-5 exhibition game loss to the Indians. The concept is dropped when Cleveland outfielder George Hendrick, who hit three home runs in the contest, claimed he had difficulty picking up the ball due to the lack of red seams on a white sphere.

    1975 - Mel Stottlemyre, suffering from a torn rotator cuff, is given his unconditional release by the Yankees. The team's future pitching coach compiled a 164-139 record and a 2.97 ERA as well as tossing 40 shutouts.

    1983 - While some clubs are concerned about low attendance at the start of the season, the Dodgers become the first team in major league history to cut off season ticket sales before the start of the season. The Dodgers, with 27,000 season tickets already sold, implement the cutoff so that group sales won't be impeded and fans will be able to buy tickets for individual games.

    1997 - Chipper Jones is now able to chip teeth as Malley's Chocolates announces the introduction of the Chipper Jones Candy Bar. On a team full of marketable stars, the 24-year-old Atlanta Braves third baseman is the first member of the club to get his own candy bar.

    2001 - Todd Helton signs a nine-year, $141.5 million contract extension making him the highest-paid player in Rockies' history. Last season, the Colorado first baseman batted .372, hit 42 homers and knocked in 147 runs.

    2002 - Rickey Henderson is added to the Red Sox Opening Day roster when his contract is purchased from Triple-A Pawtucket. The future Hall of Fame outfielder, who joined the exclusive 3,000-hit club on the final day of last season, will begin his 24th year in the majors appearing with his eighth different club.

    2002 - Major League baseball announces there will be a minute of silence at 9:11 at every major league team's first night game this season to remember September 11th's tragic events. The song 'God Bless America' will continue to be sung during the seventh-inning stretch of all games.

    2002 - The night before the an exhibition game scheduled to be played at Miller Park, team officials announce that the stadium's retractable roof will be used only on a limited basis at the start of the season as engineers try to eliminate persistent noise coming from the year-old roof. The problem in the pivot system, located behind and above home plate in the so-called Uecker seats, is not a hazard according the engineers who designed the structure.

    2007 - In a split-squad game between the Cubs and Diamondbacks at Mesa's HoHoKam Park, Ria Cortesio becomes the first female ump to work a major league exhibition game since Pam Postema in 1989. The thirty-year old, who is starting her ninth year overall as an arbitrator and fifth in Double-A minor league ball, hopes to be the first woman umpire in major league history.

    2008 - In an exhibition game celebrating the club's 50th anniversary celebration of their move west from Brooklyn, the Dodgers lose to the Red Sox in front of 115,300 fans at the LA Coliseum. It is the largest crowd ever to watch a baseball game surpassing the previous record when approximately 114,000 patrons attended an exhibition contest between the Australian national team and an American services team during the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne.

    2008 - The Tampa Bay Rays released Josh Paul.

    2009 - The Yankees dedicate a permanent September 11 memorial at the entrance of George M. Steinbrenner Field, the team's Spring Training home in Tampa, Florida. The tribute to the victims and their families of the terrorist attacks of 2001 features a foundation in the shape of the Pentagon which supports two towers made from steel from the World Trade Center placed on a grassy spot representing the heroes of United Flight 93, who perished in a field in Pennsylvania.

    2009 - In the first baseball game ever played at Citi Field, John Franco throws out the ceremonial first pitch to a standing ovation from the crowd attending the collegiate match up between St. John’s and Georgetown. The former reliever, who spent 15 seasons with the Mets, goes to the mound wearing a familiar blue and orange jacket, but takes it off revealing the colors of his alma mater, a Red Storm jersey with his No. 45, before throwing his signature pitch to catcher Danny Benedetti, a breaking ball in the dirt.

    2009 - On a damp and chilly afternoon, 22,397 patrons become the first fans to attend a baseball game at Citi Field, the Mets new home, when St. John’s University hosts Georgetown in a collegiate contest. The weather dampened the schools’ hope of breaking the NCAA attendance record of 40,106, set during a game between San Diego State and Houston played at PETCO Park in 2004.

    2009 - Dontrelle Willis is placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Tigers. D-Train, unsuccessful since winning 22 games with the Marlins in 2003, has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, believed by the doctors to be easily treatable, according to the southpaw.

    2010 - Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announces President Obama will throw out the first pitch prior to Washington playing Philadelphia at Nationals Park on Opening Day, continuing a century-old tradition. In 1910, William Howard Taft became the first commander-in-chief to toss the ceremonial first pitch to start the season.

    2011 - The Cleveland Indians sold Jayson Nix to the Toronto Blue Jays.

    2012 - The Miami Marlins released Aaron Rowand.

    2013 - Tiger right-hander Justin Verlander agrees to a seven-year $180 million contract, the richest deal for a pitcher in baseball history. The 2011 American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner, already signed through 2014 under a previous $80 million, five-year deal, decides not to test free agency in two years, stating that "the pull of Detroit was too much".

    2013 - The Giants and Buster Posey, last season's National League MVP, come to terms on an eight-year, $159 million contract extension that includes a full no-trade clause. The deal, which will keep the 26 year-old backstop in a Giants' uniform through 2021, is the second-richest contract ever given to a catcher, surpassed only by the Twins' signing of Joe Mauer two seasons ago to an eight-year, $184 million pact. 

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox released Brian Omogrosso.

    2015 - The Toronto Blue Jays claimed Andy Wilkins from Chicago White Sox on waivers.


    Baseball Birthdays on March 29...

    1849 - Hall, George
    1855 - Harbidge, Bill
    1858 - Shallix, Gus
    1865 - Gastright, Hank
    1866 - Carman, George
    1867 - Young, Cy
    1873 - Cooley, Duff
    1876 - Oberlin, Frank
    1876 - Lochhead, Harry
    1881 - Schiappacasse, Lou
    1883 - Dessau, Rube
    1888 - Meyer, Leo
    1889 - Wilson, Squanto
    1892 - McCluskey, Harry
    1894 - Leverett, Dixie
    1894 - McColl, Alex
    1899 - McQuaid, Herb
    1900 - Schillings, Red
    1908 - Brack, Gibby
    1908 - Strickland, Bill
    1910 - Dietrich, Bill

    1915 - Gorsica, Johnny
    1917 - Holmes, Tommy
    1944 - McLain, Denny

    1953 - Hume, Tom
    1954 - Tellmann, Tom
    1954 - Ramsey, Mike
    1955 - Pagel, Karl
    1958 - Ramos, Domingo
    1961 - Kingery, Mike
    1962 - Beane, Billy
    1966 - Gunderson, Eric
    1967 - Jordan, Brian
    1967 - Pena, Geronimo
    1968 - Bell, Juan
    1971 - Lowe, Sean

    1972 - Ochoa, Alex
    1975 - Kolb, Danny
    1975 - Jones, Marcus
    1976 - Atchison, Scott
    1976 - Nicholson, Kevin
    1978 - Bruntlett, Eric
    1984 - Ka'aihue, Kila
    1991 - Light, Pat
    1992 - Pinder, Chad
    1994 - Olson, Matt

    Baseball Deaths on March 29...

    1894 - Gallagher, Jim
    1898 - Hellman, Tony
    1907 - Dolan, Cozy
    1907 - Crothers, Doug
    1908 - Crawford, Forrest
    1933 - Watkins, Ed
    1933 - Salisbury, Harry
    1945 - Hughey, Jim
    1945 - Tift, Ray
    1951 - Miller, Kohly
    1958 - Archer, Jimmy
    1959 - Allen, Johnny
    1960 - Carsey, Kid
    1962 - Miller, Otto
    1963 - Moore, Wilcy
    1968 - Napier, Buddy
    1971 - Salve, Gus
    1979 - Easter, Luke
    1984 - Poland, Hugh
    1988 - Kluszewski, Ted
    1990 - Masi, Phil

    1994 - Bare, Ray
    1995 - Moore, Terry
    1998 - Phillips, Dick
    2000 - Miklos, Hank
    2004 - Cuccinello, Al
    2006 - Kipper, Thornton
    2012 - Narleski, Ray
    2018 - Staub, Rusty



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« Reply #4616 on: March 30, 2018, 12:29:00 am »

    On March 30 in Baseball History...

    1922 - Christy Mathewson is elected as Bucknell's "B" Club first president.

    1966 - Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale's refusal to report to spring training ends when the hurlers agree to the Dodgers' offer of $235,000, signing for $130‚000 and $105‚000 respectively. The LA starters' joint holdout lasts for 32 days and paves the way for other players to be more aggressive when negotiating with owners.

    1972 - Marvin Miller, executive director of the Players' Association, completes his canvass of players on the strike issue. 663 vote in favor of a strike, ten vote against, and two players abstain.

    1978 - The Red Sox obtain Dennis Eckersley and catcher Fred Kendall from the Indians for pitchers Rick Wise and Mike Paxton along with designated hitter Ted Cox and catcher Bo Diaz. The 'Eck' will win 20 games for Boston next season.

    1979 - Umpires meet in Chicago and vote 50-2 to reject new offers from the A.L. and N.L.

    1979 - After hitting only .231 in 61 games last season, Ron Blomberg is released during spring training by the White Sox, completing only one year of his long-term deal. Chicago owner Bill Veeck had surprisingly signed the first baseman/DH, who had played in only one game during his last two seasons with the Yankees, to a generous four-year $500,000 contract in 1977 that included an additional $80,000 signing bonus.

    1984 - The Padres obtain Yankee veteran third baseman Graig Nettles for pitcher Dennis Rasmussen and prospect Darin Cloniger.

    1988 - The Padres obtain Yankee veteran third baseman Graig Nettles for pitcher Dennis Rasmussen and prospect Darin Cloniger. The 39 year-old infielder's postseason experience will prove to be invaluable for the NL's West Division champs, but his on-field contributions will be minimal, hitting just .228 in 124 games.

    1991 - A sold-out Joe Robbie Stadium plays host to the Yankees and the Orioles exhibition game which draws 67,654 fans, a spring training attendance record. The two-day series between the AL East rivals is part of South Florida’s efforts to be awarded a National League expansion team.

    1992 - The White Sox trade Sammy Sosa and pitcher Ken Patterson to the cross-town rival Cubs for slugger George Bell. Sosa will pass Ernie Banks as the franchise's all-time home run leader

    1993 - Peanuts character Charlie Brown hits a game-winning home run, his first round tripper in 43 years. Almost ten percent of the nearly 18,000 Peanuts strips created by Charles Schulz focused on baseball.

    1995 - New York Southern District judge Sonia Sotomayor, after careful consideration of the case, rules that the owners' use of replacement players is in good faith regarding the negotiation for a new collective bargaining agreement, resulting in the players returning to work under the terms of the expired agreement. The future Supreme Court Justice's decision ends the 232-day work stoppage, but the fans show their displeasure about the loss of last season and the cancellation of the World Series by not immediately supporting their local teams when the games resume in late April.

    2001 - Kids will be invited from all over the nation to play baseball on the White House lawn as President George W. Bush, former owner of the Rangers, announces to a group of Hall of Famers in the East Room he has ordered a junior-size baseball field to be built outside the Oval Office.

    2001 - Choosing to end his career as a member of a World Champion team, 36-year old Dwight Gooden announces his retirement from baseball. 'Doc', who compiles a 194-112 record in 16 seasons playing for the Mets, Yankees, Indians, Astros, and Devil Rays, will remain on the Bronx Bombers' payroll and will have a position within the organization.

    2003 - Major League baseball returns to Brooklyn for a day as the Mets appear at KeySpan Park, the Coney Island home of the short-season single A Cyclones, for the team's final preseason workout. Although the practice session is rained out, fans enjoy meeting the players and collecting autographs and profits made from beverage and other sales will still be donated to area charities serving children.

    2006 - As a result of the recently released book detailing Barry Bonds allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs, Bud Selig appoints George Mitchell to head an investigation into the use of steroids in baseball. The former Senate Majority Leader will have the authority to expand the probe, which will be made public, into events prior to Fall of 2002, when such substances were banned by major league baseball.

    2012 - Jamie Moyer becomes the oldest starting pitcher to make an Opening Day roster when the Rockies announce that the 49-year old southpaw will face Houston in the second game of the season. Knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm was the same age as the Colorado left-hander when he opened the season with L.A. in 1972, but 'Old Sarge' appeared strictly in relief for the Dodgers.

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox signed Mitchell Boggs as a free agent.

    2015 - The Cleveland Indians released Scott Downs.

    2017 - The Detroit Tigers released Mike Pelfrey.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 30...

    1857 - Burns, Tom
    1858 - Casey, Dennis
    1860 - Pearce, Frank
    1864 - Brill, Frank
    1866 - Van Haltren, George
    1874 - Gremminger, Ed
    1879 - Fuller, Nig
    1879 - Meier, Dutch
    1886 - Johnson, Chief
    1896 - Griffith, Bert
    1897 - Sicking, Ed
    1899 - Rhyne, Hal

    1904 - Collins, Ripper
    1919 - Sketchley, Bud

    1921 - Fowler, Dick
    1926 - Koecher, Dick
    1938 - Baldwin, Dave

    1942 - Cardinal, Conrad
    1945 - Woodson, Dick
    1949 - Cox, Terry
    1953 - Miley, Mike
    1956 - Lazorko, Jack
    1966 - Bross, Terry
    1969 - Gardner, Chris
    1972 - Heredia, Wilson
    1973 - Dickson, Jason
    1977 - Robertson, Jeriome
    1978 - Bard, Josh
    1979 - Johnston, Mike
    1983 - Romero, Davis
    1984 - Arredondo, Jose
    1985 - Runzler, Dan
    1986 - Enright, Barry
    1987 - Broadway, Mike
    1987 - Martis, Shairon 
    1989 - Sale, Chris

    1991 - Marisnick, Jake
    1994 - Bregman, Alex

    Baseball Deaths on March 30...

    1888 - Bahret, Frank
    1895 - Easterday, Henry
    1908 - Sweasy, Charlie
    1936 - Kull, John
    1938 - Troy, Dasher
    1940 - McQuillan, George
    1940 - Crabb, Roy

    1948 - Krause, Charlie
    1949 - Bernhard, Bill
    1952 - Phillippe, Deacon
    1952 - Gallagher, John
    1960 - Connolly, Joe
    1962 - French, Charlie

    1962 - Williams, Mutt
    1967 - Howard, Ivan
    1968 - Hungling, Bernie
    1972 - Jones, Davy

    1977 - Olsen, Barney
    1978 - Cox, Billy
    1983 - Cicero, Joe
    1983 - Danning, Ike
    1983 - Roche, Jack
    1991 - Schacht, Sid
    1997 - Smith, Bill
    2009 - Franks, Herman
    2013 - Turley, Bob




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« Reply #4617 on: March 31, 2018, 12:01:20 am »

    On March 31 in Baseball History...

    1909 - The National Commission rules that players who jump contracts will be suspended for five years. Players joining outlaw organizations will be suspended for three years as punishment for going outside organized baseball.

    1948 - At Ebbets Field No. 2, the Dodgers play their first exhibition game at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, which will remain the team's home for 61 years. Amidst much fanfare, including Governor Millard Caldwell throwing the ceremonial first pitch, Jackie Robinson homers in the first inning as Brooklyn beats its top farm club, the Montreal Royals, 5-4.

    1958 - Indians Gene Woodling, Dick Williams and Bud Daley are traded to the Orioles for Larry Doby and Don Ferrarese.

    1961 - The Pacific Coast League's proposal to use a designated hitter for the pitcher is rejected by the Professional Baseball Rules Committee by a vote of 8-1. The first use of the DH will occur in the American League in 1973.

    1968 - The American League's new franchise in Seattle chooses Pilots as its nickname.

    1969 - Veteran utility infielder Chico Salmon is traded from the expansion Seattle Pilots to the Baltimore Orioles for pitcher Gene Brabender and infielder Gordy Lund. Salmon will play for three consecutive pennant winners in Baltimore from 1969 to 1971, while the Pilots last only one season in Seattle before moving to Milwaukee.

    1982 - Rangers trade outfielder/first baseman Al Oliver to the Expos for outfielder/third baseman Larry Parrish and minor league first baseman Dave Hostetler.

    1984 - On a televised episode of ABC’s Sports Beat, Howard Cossell informs interviewee Roger Maris of the Yankees' plan to retire the slugger's number 9 at the Old Timers' Game ceremonies in July. The former Bronx Bombers' reaction is at first is disbelief, followed by a genuine pleasure for being recognized for his achievements during his seven years with the team.

    1993 - Bill White, the first black to serve as a league president, resigns from his National League post. The former Cardinal first baseman will remain at the job until March of 1994.

    1994 - The Mets trade hard-luck right hander Anthony Young to the Cubs for shortstop Jose Vizcaino. A-Yo holds the major league record for the most consecutive losses by a pitcher.

    1994 - The White Sox assign NBA superstar Michael Jordan to the Birmingham Barons of the Class AA Southern League.

    1995 - A crowd of 47,536 fans flocks to the first baseball game ever played at Coors Field. Due to the strike, the exhibition game is played with replacement players with the Rockies beating the Yankees, 4-1.

    1995 - The longest strike in sports history ends — in a courtroom. A U.S. District court order forbids owners from implementing new financial working conditions in the wake of the negotiations impasse. The court decides that conditions will revert to the old rules from the previous season. Because of the timing of the court order, 18 games will have to be trimmed from the major league schedule.

    1996 - For the first time in history, the major league season opens with a game played in the month of in March. At the Kingdome, the Mariners beat the White Sox in 12 innings, 3-2.

    1998 - In the longest scoreless opener in National League history, pinch-hitter Alberto Castillo's single with two outs and the bases loaded gives the Mets a 1-0, 14-inning victory over the Phillies. The longest Opening Day game in major league history occurred in 1926 when the Senators blanked the Philadelphia A's in 15 innings, 1-0.

    1998 - In front of a sellout crowd of 47,484 at Bank One Ballpark, the Arizona Diamondbacks lose to the Rockies, 9-2. The seven run difference matches the '62 Mets and the '77 Mariners for the most-lopsided loss by an expansion team in their first game.

    1998 - The Tigers spoil the Devil Rays' major league debut beating the American League's newest team, 6-2 at Tropicana Field in Tampa.

    1998 - With a rare on-the-field appearance, Hank Aaron helps to mark Milwaukee's historic return to the Senior Circuit as the Brewers play their inaugural game as a National League team losing to the Braves at Turner Field, 2-1. Milwaukee is the first team since the inception of the American League in 1901 to switch leagues.

    1998 - Mark McGwire hits the first of his historic seventy home runs when he goes deep off Ramon Martinez in the fifth inning of the Cardinals' 6-0 victory over L.A. at Busch Stadium. The Redbirds' first baseman becomes the first player in franchise history to hit a grand slam on Opening Day.

    2003 - On Opening Day for most of the clubs,, the web site of major league baseball, has more than 10 million hits setting a new record. The previous mark was set last season on the final day of online voting for All-Star game starters when 3.6 million visitors were attracted to the site.

    2003 - Substituting for his son, a former lefty first baseman at Yale named George Bush throws the Great American Ball Park's ceremonial first pitch when the Reds make their debut in their new ballpark. The former president and the sell-out crowd of 42,263 flag-waving fans enjoy the patriotic pre-game ceremonies and then watch the Pirates rout Cincinnati, 10-1.

    2003 - At Shea Stadium, the Mets Opening Day lineup includes the first regular starting double play combination in major league history featuring natives from Puerto Rico. Second baseman Roberto Alomar and shortstop Rey Sanchez combine to make two twin killings as the Cubs drub New York, 15-2.

    2004 - With a 12-1 defeat of the Devil Rays in Tokyo, Kevin Brown becomes the second pitcher in history to have defeated all of the thirty major league teams. The 39-year old right-hander joins Al Leiter who accomplished the feat last season pitching for the Mets.

    2005 - The Orioles and MLB agree on a deal which will allow Nationals games to be televised. A joint venture backed by MLB will allow fans in the Baltimore-Washington area to enjoy telecasts of both franchises and will ensure the Orioles fans in the nation’s capital will still have an opportunity to watch their ‘Birds’.

    2007 - In the MLB's inaugural Civil Rights game, the Cardinals beat the Indians at AutoZone Park in Memphis, 5-1. The exhibition game, planned to be an annual event, is designed to celebrate and honor baseball's historical role in the nation's civil rights movement.

    2008 - Despite a two HRs and 4 RBI performance by Jim Thome and a HR by Jermaine Dye, the White Sox drop the season opener to Cleveland 10-8 at Progessive Field. Mark Buehrle surrenders seven hits and 7 earned runs in 1 2/3 innings but the White Sox battle back to even the score in the 7th to let Buehrle off the hook.  Octavio Dotel who gave up three hits, two walks and three runs in the 8th picks up the loss for the White Sox.

    2008 - Cuban defector Alexi Ramirez makes his ML debut starting in centerfield for the White Sox.  Ramirez goes 0 for 4 with three strikeouts and a walk.

    2008 - On Opening Day, the Reds pay tribute to Joe Nuxhall by wearing the number 41 on their uniforms. The team’s beloved broadcaster, who spent over 60 years with the organization, including his major debut as a 15-year old hurler, died during the off-season at the age of 79.

    2008 - Outside of Wrigley Field, the Cubs unveil a statue of Ernie Banks done by Lou Cella. The typographical error on the base of the statue, "Lets play two", is quickly corrected when the sculptor comes down to the ballpark two days later and carves the needed apostrophe.

    2009 - The Tigers unexpectedly release Gary Shefield despite having $14 million left on the $28 million, two-year contract extension given to the DH/outfielder after being acquired from the Yankees in a trade for prospects. The 40-year old nine-time All-Star needs to hit one more dinger to become the 25th major league player to hit 500 career home runs.

    2009 - The Cincinnati Reds traded Jeff Keppinger to Houston Astros in exchange for a player to be named later; Cincinnati Reds received Drew Sutton (April 16, 2009).

    2009 - The Chicago White Sox released Tim Raines, Jr.

    2010 - Denard Span hits a hard foul line drive into the stands that strikes his mother in the first inning of an exhibition game in Tampa. The Twins' stunned leadoff batter runs into the crowded stands and stays with his mom while she is treated by paramedics until she returns to her seat, slightly shaken but intact.

    2012 - The Chicago White Sox signed Conor Jackson as a free agent.

    2013 - The Texas Rangers released first baseman Brandon Allen.

    2013 - The Astros beat the Rangers in their American League debut, an 8-3 victory in a nationally televised game played at Minute Maid Park. After 51 years of playing in the National League, Houston agreed to move from the NL Central to the AL West to give each league 15 teams with an equal number teams in each division, as a condition of the approval of the sale of the team to Jim Crane.

    2013 - Shintaro Fujinami, a first-round draft selection last Fall, sets a record for rookies drafted out of high school when he makes his first professional start pitching for the Hanshin Tigers just three games into the season. The 18-year-old Japanese right-hander, who allows two runs in six innings and will take the loss in the Tokyo Yakult Swallows' 2-0 victory at Jingu Stadium, makes his mound debut a game sooner than Daisuke Matsuzaka (1999) and Hideaki Wakui (2005).

    2014 - The Cleveland Indians signed George Kottaras as a free agent.

    2014 - On opening day, Chris Sale picks up his 1st win of the season when he pitches 7 1/3 innings, striking out eight as the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 at U.S. Cellular Park.  Alejando De Aza hits two home runs while driving in three runs.  Adam Eaton and Jose Abreu, making their White Sox debuts, each go 2 for 4 and Matt Lindstrom picks up the save before a crowd of 37,422.

    2015 - The Boston Red Sox released Felipe Paulino.

    2015 - The Toronto Blue Jays released Dayan Viciedo.

    2017 - The Seattle Mariners signed Gordon Beckham as a free agent.

    2017 - The San Francisco Giants released Jimmy Rollins.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 31...

    1852 - Evers, Tom
    1853 - Pirie, Jim
    1862 - Benedict, Art
    1867 - Hallman, Bill
    1868 - Stivetts, Jack
    1880 - Ross, Ernie
    1882 - Pfeffer, Big Jeff
    1884 - Truesdale, Frank
    1885 - Bronkie, Herman
    1886 - Kommers, Fred
    1887 - Brandom, Chick
    1891 - Couch, Johnny
    1894 - Mallonee, Ben
    1894 - Sheehan, Tom
    1895 - Bigbee, Carson
    1897 - Brown, Jim
    1899 - Johnson, Ed
    1904 - Dailey, Sam
    1918 - Grissom, Marv

    1920 - Koslo, Dave
    1931 - Snyder, Gene
    1938 - Herrnstein, John
    1938 - Stubing, Moose
    1946 - Denehy, Bill
    1946 - Marquez, Gonzalo
    1953 - Hausman, Tom
    1961 - Jones, Tracy
    1964 - Montalvo, Rafael
    1964 - Cron, Chris

    1964 - Galvez, Balvino
    1975 - Christman, Tim
    1975 - Rupe, Ryan
    1977 - Brown, Jamie
    1979 - Kinney, Josh

    1979 - Manning, Charlie
    1980 - Wang, Chien-Ming
    1983 - Mathis, Jeff
    1987 - Bourjos, Peter
    1989 - Marte, Alfredo
    1989 - Pinto, Josmil

    Baseball Deaths on March 31...

    1921 - Fitzgerald, John
    1928 - Redding, Phil
    1935 - Libby, Steve
    1936 - Falch, Anton
    1941 - McKenna, Kit
    1942 - O'Brien, Ray
    1943 - McDonald, Tex
    1957 - Meyer, Billy
    1966 - Adkins, Grady
    1968 - Lowdermilk, Grover

    1971 - Post, Sam
    1973 - Howell, Roland
    1974 - Hearn, Bunny
    1977 - Mann, Johnny

    1979 - Schultz, Bob
    1992 - Silvestri, Ken

    1999 - Kahdot, Ike
    2015 - Ingram, Riccardo
    2016 - Alvarez, Orlando
    2016 - Butters, Tom
    2017 - Amaro Sr., Rubén




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« Reply #4618 on: April 01, 2018, 12:21:13 am »

    On April 1 in Baseball History...

    1914 - Future Hall of Famer Rube Waddell, weakened by a heroic effort to help contain a winter flood in Kentucky, dies at 37 of tuberculosis in a San Antonio sanitarium.

    1937 - The Reds sell Babe Herman to the Tigers. The 34-year outfielder, batting .300 for his new team, will only appear in 17 games Detroit before effectively retiring from game, although he returned to play briefly for the war-time Dodgers in 1945.

    1938 - Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, not a fan of Branch Rickey's farm system, grants free agency to a group of nine Cardinal minor leaguers that includes Pete Reiser. A reported gentlemen's agreement, that has Brooklyn signing and hiding the 19-year old in the low minors to be traded back to St. Louis at a later date, doesn't work when Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher disobeys orders allowing the phenom to display his amazing ability in spring training exhibition games.

    1950 - Pacific Coast League Hollywood Stars wear shorts and rayon shirts as their Opening Day uniform. In 1976, the White Sox will also don shorts in the first game of a doubleheader against Kansas City.

    1962 - Dave DeBusschere, a hoop star at the University of Detroit, signs with the White Sox as a pitcher. The 21-year old right-hander will compile a 3-4 record in 36 appearances with Chicago before moving to the National Basketball Association, where he will be named as one of the 50 greatest players in the history of the league.

    1963 - Former Brooklyn Dodger Duke Snider returns to New York when the Mets purchase him from LA for $40,000. The 36-year old outfielder, who will represent New York in the All-Star game, will be told at the end of the season by Buzzi Bavasi, his former GM, that the Yankees had asked for him to back up Mickey Mantle before he was dealt to the team the across the river.

    1964 - Cleveland's manager Birdie Tebbetts suffers a heart attack. George Strickland will fill in for three months, until the 51-year old skipper returns to the Indians dugout with limited duties.

    1968 - The Braves purchase Stu Miller from the Orioles. The 40-year old right-hander will throw only 1.3 innings in two appearances for Atlanta before retiring from baseball.

    1969 - After acquiring Lou Piniella from the Indians in the expansion draft, the Seattle Pilots trade him to the Royals in exchange for Steve Whitaker and John Gelna. The 25-year old outfielder will have a stellar season in Kansas City being named the league's Rookie of the Year.

    1970 - Ruling the team is bankrupt, Judge Sidney Volinn orders the Seattle Pilots be sold to a group headed by mid-western businessman Bud Selig. The American League expansion team's tenure in the Northwest is over after just one season when the club is hastily moved to Milwaukee to start the new season as the Brewers.

    1976 - After he is released by the Padres, Bobby Tolan (.255, 5, 48) signs as a free-agent with the Phillies. The outfielder-first baseman will be released again after playing only 15 games for Philadelphia signing with the Pirates in June.

    1980 - After failing to come up with a new collective bargaining agreement with the owners, the Executive Board of the Players' Association votes unanimously to cancel the 92 remaining exhibition games and to strike on May 22 if a deal has not been reached by then. During spring training, the players had voted 971-1 in favor of a strike. The lone dissenter was Kansas City's Jerry Terrell, who voted no for religious reasons.

    1982 - The Mets send outfielder Lee Mazzilli to Texas for rookie starters Ron Darling and Walt Terrell. This deal isn't well-received at the time, but the trade turns out to be a steal for New York when the two right-handers combine for a 118 victories during their tenure with the team.

    1987 - The Pirates deal three-time Gold Glove catcher to the Cardinals in exchange for three youngsters, Mike LaValliere, Mike Dunne, and Andy Van Slyke, who thinks the deal is an April Fool's Day joke. The former Pittsburgh backstop cries at a news conference with Bucs' skipper Jim Leyland when deal with the Redbirds is announced.

    1987 - Mets phenom pitcher Dwight 'Doc' Gooden avoids suspension for substance abuse by agreeing to enter a drug rehab facility. The talented 22-year old right-hander will make his first start on June 5, and will win 15 games for the team despite missing the first two months of the season.

    1989 - Former Yale University and National League president Bart Giamatti becomes the seventh commissioner of major league baseball. Baseball's new leader, a lifelong Red Sox fan, is the author of "The Green Fields of the Mind", an essay which laments the end of a season in Boston.

    1996 - appears for the first time on the internet. The popular website is the first to feature baseball history on a daily basis.

    1996 - The Opening Day game in Cincinnati is postponed when home plate ump John McSherry, who is noticeably overweight, suffers a fatal heart attack after calling the first seven pitches of the contest. The respected veteran arbitrator's death prompts Major League Baseball to compel its umpires to be more physically fit.

    1996 - The Mets rally to overcome a 6-0 deficit beating the Cardinals, 7-6, The decisive run in the biggest Opening Day comeback of the century scores as a result of an unusual double play when Bernard Gilkey, the base runner on first, is doubled up on Rico Brogna's short sac fly to right field (RF-1B-SS-1B-SS) allowing Lance Johnson to cross home plate on the play.

    1996 - Only 7,296 fans show up at Cashman Field to watch the A's lose their season opener to the Blue Jays, 9-6. Due to renovations in the Oakland Coliseum, the team plays their first six home games in the Las Vegas minor league ball park making it the first time a "neutral" venue has been used in Major League Baseball since 1969, when the White Sox played a few of their home games County Stadium in nearby Milwaukee.

    1997 - Setting a record for the most runs scored in one inning of an Opening Day contest this century, the Padres score 11 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to a 12-5 rout of Mets. Chris Gomez, Rickey Henderson and Quilvio Veras lead the attack with back-to-back-to-back home runs.

   1998 - At Camden Yards, the Orioles rock the Royals, 10-1, as Scott Erickson records his 100th major league victory. O's skipper Ray Miller, who hadn't won a game since managing the Twins in 1986, enjoys his first win with Baltimore.

    2001 - In the first major league game ever played in Puerto Rico, the Blue Jays defeat the Rangers, 8-1 in the major league season opener. Making his Texas debut, $252 million shortstop Alex Rodriguez gets the season's first hit and scores the first run, but also makes a throwing error on his first chance.

    2002 - Cinci Freedom‚ the cow who evaded capture for ten days after jumping a six-foot fence to avoid slaughter, is excused from a scheduled appearance in the Reds' traditional Opening Day parade. The Charolais cow was deemed too jumpy to participate in the Findlay Market activities prior the Reds' 5-4 walk-off victory over the Cubs at Cinergy Field.

    2002 - Beating the Pirates at Shea Stadium, 6-2, the Mets improve upon the best record in the majors for Opening Day victories, 26-15 (.634). It will take the New York expansion team nine years to win their first opener.

    2005 - Albert Pujols does not strike out in any of the 21 Cardinals spring training games. In his 68 plate appearances, the St. Louis first baseman finishes the exhibition season with a .458 batting average, six homers, and 20 RBI.

    2006 - A day prior to the start of the season, the White Sox ink Jose Contreras (15-7, 3.61) to a $29 million, three-year contract extension. The 34-year-old Cuban native was the World Champs' most effective pitcher during the team's stretch run to the AL pennant, posting an 11-2 mark following the All-Star game.

    2007 - The Cincinnati Reds released Dustin Hermanson.

    2008 - With two outs in the 10th inning at Dolphin Stadium, Robert Andino’s first career round tripper is a memorable one as his walk-off homer gives the Marlins a 5-4 victory over the Mets. The post-game celebration is short-lived when the Miami native takes off for home to meet police after getting a text message from his wife informing him their house may have an intruder.

    2008 - On Opening Day in Los Angeles, Juan Pierre's 434 consecutive game streak, the longest current one in the major leagues, comes to an end, when the Dodger outfielder does not play in the 3-2 victory over the Giants. New skipper Joe Torres plays Andre Ethier in left field in place of the highly paid, but light-hitting fly chaser.

    2009 - After tallying a run in the top of the first, the Kentucky State baseball team finds themselves on the short end of a 22-1 score at the end of the inning. After the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky University score 27 more times in the next three frames, the teams decide to halt the contest in the middle fifth giving EKU a 49-1 triumph over the Thorobreds.

    2009 - The Colorado Rockies released Scott Podsednik.

    2009 - The San Francisco Giants sent Sergio Santos to the Chicago White Sox for future considerations.

    2010 - The San Francisco Giants signed Andy Sisco as a free agent.

    2011 - Doug Glanville becomes a baseball color analyst for ESPN, the network where he has contributed to the Baseball Tonight television show,, and ESPN - The Magazine. The former major league outfielder, best known for his playing days with the Phillies, also is a guest columnist for the New York Times where writes about the culture of sports.

    2013 - The Toronto Blue Jays sold Lars Anderson to the Chicago White Sox.

    2013 - The Chicago White Sox signed Tyler Greene as a free agent.

    2013 - On Opening Day in Chicago, Chris Sale outduels James Shields as the White Sox shutout Kansas City 1-0. The game's lone run scores on a 5th inning homer by Tyler Flowers.  Sale pitches 7 2/3 innings scattering seven hits while walking one and striking out seven.  Addison Reed picks up the save.

    2013 - Bryce Harper, providing all of the offense the Nationals will need, becomes the youngest player to homer twice on Opening Day. The 20-year old outfielder, playing in his first Opening Day as a major leaguer, hits solo shots in the first and fourth frame in Washington's 2-0 victory over Miami.

    2013 - On Opening Day, Jackie Bradley Jr. has a memorable major league debut when he walks three times, scores twice, and robs Robinson Cano of an extra-base hit with an outstanding defensive play in the Red Sox’s 8-2 victory over New York at Yankee Stadium. The 22 year-old Boston rookie outfielder also makes uniform history, becoming the first major leaguer to wear "Jr." on the back of his jersey.

    2013 - Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino, who will end the day with an 0-1 record when he gives up a walk-off sac fly in an Opening Day loss to Milwaukee, becomes the first big league pitcher to wear the number 0, joining position players Oddibe McDowell (1985-88), Junior Ortiz (1989-2004), and Al Oliver (1978-85). Several players, including hurlers including Bobo Newsome (1943), Curtis Leskanic (2000-01), Rick White (2005-06), and Brian Wilson (2003-14), have donned a double-zero.

    2015 - Auction items featured in Sotheby’s “New York Sale" include the 1967 Mets’ bullpen cart, which is shaped like a baseball wearing a cap. The electric-powered vehicle, valued between $20,000 and $30,000, fetches an amazing high bid of $125,000.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox released Andy LaRoche.

    2016 - The Baltimore Orioles released Miguel Gonzalez.

    2016 - The San Diego Padres released Philip Humber.

    2017 - The Boston Red Sox released Carlos Quentin.

    Baseball Birthdays on April 1...

    1856 - Kennedy, Ed
    1857 - Cronin, Dan
    1858 - Russ, John
    1858 - Mann, Fred
    1860 - Curry, Wes
    1872 - Fitzgerald, Warren
    1876 - Friel, Bill
    1890 - Young, George
    1892 - Cooper, Claude
    1894 - Reilly, Hal
    1904 - Cummings, Jack
    1911 - Brown, Bob
    1912 - Wade, Jake

    1913 - Bray, Buster
    1914 - Franklin, Moe
    1914 - Bradley, George
    1915 - Heath, Jeff
    1916 - Staller, George
    1917 - Ross, Chet
    1921 - Murff, Red
    1926 - Thies, Jake
    1934 - Kanehl, Rod
    1935 - Qualters, Tom

    1936 - Sadowski, Ted
    1936 - Perranoski, Ron
    1939 - Niekro, Phil
    1941 - Kenworthy, Dick

    1942 - Jaeckel, Jake
    1943 - Degerick, Mike
    1944 - Staub, Rusty
    1948 - Montanez, Willie
    1952 - Bacsik, Mike
    1953 - Murray, Larry
    1956 - Esser, Mark

    1957 - Castillo, Manny
    1958 - Kinnunen, Mike
    1962 - Amaral, Rich
    1968 - Kuwata, Masumi
    1969 - Castillo, Frank
    1970 - Herges, Matt
    1971 - Martinez, Jose
    1983 - Axford, John
    1983 - Rhymes, Wil
    1985 - Murphy, Daniel
    1988 - Hassan, Alex
    1989 - Withrow, Chris
    1991 - Puello, Cesar
    1994 - Dahl, David

    Baseball Deaths on April 1...

    1914 - Waddell, Rube
    1922 - Smith, Harry
    1922 - Maskrey, Leech
    1928 - Phillips, Marr
    1934 - Gilligan, Barney
    1943 - Deasley, Pat
    1946 - Strief, George
    1947 - Lynch, Mike
    1948 - Jantzen, Heinie
    1964 - Hageman, Casey
    1965 - Walker, Ernie
    1966 - Sullivan, John
    1968 - Cantwell, Tom
    1975 - Bigler, Pete
    1983 - Chapman, Calvin
    1991 - Gustine, Frankie
    1998 - Smith, Dave
    2001 - Moore, Jo-Jo
    2006 - Pierro, Bill
    2007 - Limmer, Lou
    2012 - Lynch, Jerry
    2013 - Smith, Bob

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« Reply #4619 on: April 02, 2018, 12:04:50 am »

    On April 2 in Baseball History...

    1908 - After a two-year investigation, the Mills Commission, formed on the recommendation of Al Spalding and headed by the former N.L. president A. G. Mills, declares that baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, New York, in 1839. Overwhelming evidence to the contrary is ignored, but the designation makes James Fenimore Cooper's town the most likely site for a Hall of Fame and museum when these establishments are conceived some 30 years later.

    1931 - Chattanooga Lookouts' pitcher Jackie Mitchell, a seventeen-year old girl, strikes out a good-natured Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig on six pitches in an exhibition game.

    1947 - The Indians purchased George Metkovich from the Red Sox. According to legend, Casey Stengel, who will manage the Californian next season in the PCL, coins the nickname 'Catfish' after the first baseman/outfielder injures himself trying to extract a hook from the bottom-dweller.

    1952 - In Denver, Giants' Monte Irvin breaks his ankle sliding into third base during an exhibition game against Cleveland. The future Hall of Fame outfielder will appear in only 46 games this season, mostly as a pinch-hitter, batting .310.

    1962 - The Indians trade Gold Glove first baseman Vic Power and left-handed pitcher Dick Stigman to Twins for pitcher 20-game loser Pedro Ramos, who will compile a 26-30 record during his 2+ seasons with the Tribe. Powers will contribute 2+ solid seasons with the Twins batting .278, and their new southpaw will post a .702 winning percentage, the best in the American League this season, winning 12 of 17 decisions.

    1969 - After Donn Clendenon refuses to report to his new team when he is traded along with Jesus Alou to the Astros, the Expos resign their reluctant first baseman. Montreal will send Jack Billingham, Skip Guinn, and $100,000 to the Astros to complete the deal that brings Rusty Staub north of the border.

    1972 - Hank Aaron, Rico Carty, and Orlando Cepeda all start in an exhibition game. It is the first time the trio of sluggers, sidelined with a variety of injuries over the past two seasons, have appeared together in the Braves lineup since 1970.

    1972 - After playing a round of golf in West Palm Beach with his coaches on Easter Sunday, Mets manager Gil Hodges, two days shy of his 48th birthday, suffers a fatal heart attack. The club will name current first base coach and former Yankee skipper Yogi Berra to run the team when the strike-delayed season begins.

    1976 - In a blockbuster trade a week before the season starts, the Orioles deal Don Baylor, Paul Mitchell, and Mike Torrez to the A's in exchange for Ken Holtzman, Reggie Jackson, and Bill Van Bommel. A month will pass before Jackson will report to his new team accounting for Baltimore's slow start in April.

    1982 - In an exhibition game against the Padres, A's pitcher Steve McCatty steps to the plate wielding a 15-inch toy bat on the instructions of manager Billy Martin, who was upset that his club was not allowed to use a designated hitter in spring training games at N.L. parks. Home plate umpire Jim Quick refuses to let McCatty use the bat, and McCatty takes three called strikes.

    1984 - For the first time in ten years, the Mets lose on Opening Day bowing to the Reds, 8-1. The last time the team dropped a season opener was in 1974 when Mike Schmidt hit a two-run walk-off home run off Tug McGraw giving the Phillies' a 5-4 victory over New York at Veterans Stadium.

    1992 - The Phillies acquire Curt Schilling from Houston in exchange for Jason Grimsley. Schilling will play nine seasons in the City of Brotherly Love becoming the team's ace while Grimsley will never throw a pitch in an Astros uniform.

    1995 - Having the first 23 days of this season canceled and 252 games of the last season lost, the owners accept the players' March 31 unconditional offer to return to work. The players’ decision to return to work is made after a U.S. District judge issues an injunction restoring terms and conditions of the expired agreement. Teams will play 144-game schedules.

    1996 - Tiger first baseman Cecil Fielder steals the first base of his eleven-year career.   The swipe of second comes in the 1,097th game 'Big Daddy' has played in the majors establishing the longest duration a player has ever gone without a stolen base.

    1996 - On Opening Day, Derek Jeter hits a home run off Dennis Martinez in New York's 7-1 victory over the Indians at Jacobs Field. The 22-year old infielder becomes the first Yankee rookie to play shortstop at the start of the season since 1962 when Tom Tresh filled in for Tony Kubek, who had reported to duty when his National Guard unit was federalized.

    1996 - With an Opening Day 7-1 rout of Cleveland at Jacobs Field, Joe Torre wins the first of his 1173 victories as the manager of the Yankees. During his 12-year tenure, the Bronx Bombers will reach the post season each year, winning ten American League East Division titles, six American League pennants, and four World Championships

    1997 - For the first time in major league history, the salary of one player is more than the payroll of an entire team. The White Sox will pay Albert Belle $10 million for the season which is $928,333 more than the entire Pirate payroll.

    1997 - Gary Sheffield (.314, 42, 120) and the Marlins agree to a six year, $61 million contract extension. The deal is the largest in total dollars in baseball history, but is only the third highest annual salary behind Albert Belle's (1996-2000 White Sox - $11 million) and Barry Bonds (1993-98 Giants - $11,131,157)

    1998 - With the help of Jeromy Burnitz's grand slam in the top of the frame, the Brewers record their first National League victory when they beat Atlanta in 11 innings, 8-6. The franchise, which started in Seattle in 1969 before moving to Milwaukee a year later, played in the American League for the first 29-year of its existence before switching circuits, a move necessitated by the restructuring of each league from two divisions into three.

    2001 - On Opening Day, Yankee fireballer Roger Clemens becomes the all-time AL career strike out leader moving ahead Walter Johnson when he whiffs Royals' Joe Randa for his 3,509 Junior Circuit victim. Passing the 'Big Train', the 'Rocket' now takes over the seventh spot in major league history.

    2001 - For the first time in major league history, a Japanese-born position player participates in a regular-season major league game. Ichiro Suzuki, hitless in his first three at-bats, singles in the seventh inning to ignite a two-run rally and bunts for a hit in the eighth in his Mariner debut at Safeco Field.

    2002 - In his major league debut, right-hander Jon Rauch of the White Sox pitches a perfect 1.1 innings in a 7-4 loss to the Mariners at Safeco Field. The 6’-11” Louisville, Kentucky native, who was a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, becomes the tallest pitcher to appear in a big league game.

    2003 - Mike Bordick's record streak for games and chances without an error by a shortstop ends when Yankee outfielder Bubba Trammell's third inning grounder tips off his glove. After converting a fielder's choice in the first inning, the Blue Jay infielder misplays his second chance of the game, establishing 544 chances and 110 consecutive games without an error, a new major league mark for shortstops.

    2003 - According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Tigers become the first major league team to have four pitchers make their big league debuts during the same game. Twenty-year old starter Jeremy Bonderman, who gives up six runs on nine hits in four innings, is followed by rookies Wilfredo Ledezma, Chris Spurling and Matt Roney in the 8-1 loss the Minnesota Twins.

    2003 - Todd Zeile homers in his first at-bat as a Yankee becoming the only major leaguer to hit a home run for ten different teams, surpassing Tommy Davis who went deep for nine different clubs. In addition to homering with the Bronx Bomber, the infielder has also gone deep for the Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies, Orioles, Dodgers, Marlins, Rangers, Mets, and Rockies.

    2003 - At the age 27 years, 249 days of age, Alex Rodriguez becomes the youngest player in major league history to hit 300 home runs. The Ranger shortstop's fifth inning three-run blast off Anaheim's Ramon Ortiz in the Rangers' 11-5 loss at Edison Field surpasses the mark established in 1935 by Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx, who had accomplished the feat when being 79 days older than A-Rod.

    2007 - Josh Hamilton receives a 22-second standing ovation from the fans at Great American Ball Park as he makes his major league debut. The Reds 25-year old rookie, a former number one draft choice who has overcome a nearly career-ending history of substance abuse, lines out pinch-hitting for pitcher Kirk Saarloos in the eighth inning and then plays left field for the remainder of the 5-1 Opening Day victory over Chicago.

    2007 - Right-hander Mike Hampton, who signed the richest contract ever given to a pitcher, makes his Rockies debut getting the victory when the team beat the Cardinals, 8-0. The 123.8 million man will get off to a quick 9-2 start for Colorado, but will finish his stay in the mountains 12-27 over the next one and half seasons before being dealt to the Braves.

    2007 - In a 9-5 loss to New York, Elijah Dukes of the Devil Rays becomes the 99th major leaguer to homer in his first official at-bat. The 22-year old rookie center fielder is the first to accomplish the feat at Yankee Stadium on an Opening Day.

    2007 - For only the fourth time in major league history, a hurler under the age of 21 wins an Opening Day assignment as 20-year old Venezuelan right-hander Felix Hernandez pitches eight strong innings in the Mariners' 4-0 victory over the A's at Safeco Field. Fernando Valenzuela of the Dodgers was the last pitcher 'not of age' to accomplish the feat beating the Astros, 2-0, in 1981.

    2007 - Tony Pena Jr.'s two Opening Day triples help the Royals rip the Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium, 7-1. The rookie shortstop, the son of a Yankee coach, is the first major leaguer to hit a pair of the three-baggers on Opening Day since Tommy Henrich did it for the Bronx Bombers in 1950.

    2007 - In his first big league at bat, rookie third baseman Alex Gordon, the Royals #1 pick and second overall in 2005, receives a standing ovation from the Kauffman Stadium crowd as he steps to the plate. The former Golden Spikes Award is just the fourth player in franchise history to make his major league debut on Opening Day.

    2007 - During the Royals' Opening Day ESPN telecast, commentator Joe Morgan announces the team will honor the late Buck O'Neil by placing a fan, who best exemplifies his spirit, in a special seat during every home game at Kauffman Stadium. The first person to sit in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat, easily identified by its red color in a sea of blue behind home plate, is the Negro League legend's younger brother, Warren.

    2007 - Cincinnati mayor Mark Mallory's ceremonial first pitch in the Reds' home opener lands thirty feet up the first base line from home plate, widely missing its intended target, a bewildered Eric Davis. The terrible toss will received national media attention including the politician receiving a second chance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, an opportunity in which his Honor will also widely miss the mark.

    2008 - Calling it one of the dumbest ejections he has ever had to make, third base ump Ed Montague tosses Larry Bowa for not staying within the boundaries of the coaching box. The Dodgers base coach, although warned several times to follow the new edict put in place by MLB following the tragic death of Tulsa Drillers’ first base coach Mike Coolbaugh, will be suspended for three games for “inappropriate and aggressive conduct,” in which he had to be restrained by manager Joe Torre and bench coach Bob Schaefer in the sixth inning of the 3-2 victory over the Giants in Los Angeles.

    2008 - Kevin Youkilis establishes the longest errorless streak by a first baseman playing the field flawlessly for 194 games. The Red Sox infielder, who hasn’t committed an error at first base since July 4, 2006, breaks Steve Garvey's mark set with the Padres from 1983-85.

    2011 - Ian Kinsler leads off the bottom of first with a round-tripper off Red Sox's Jon Lackey to become the first major leaguer ever to hit leadoff homers in each of his team's first two games. On Opening Day, the Texas second baseman also took Boston's Jonathan Lester deep as the first Rangers' first batter of the season.

    2011 - David Ortiz breaks the major league record for RBIs by a designated hitter established by Seattle's Edgar Martinez. 'Big Papi', who hit a two-run homer in the second to tie the mark, drives in Alex Gonzalez for his record-setting 1,004th career run batted in as a DH with a fourth-inning groundout to first base in the Red Sox 12-5 loss to Texas.

    2012 - Matt Cain, the longest-tenured Giant, comes to terms with the team on a five-year extension that will keep the 6'5" Tennessean with San Francisco until 2017. The 27 year-old right-hander has been the workhorse of the staff averaging 32 starts in each of the last six seasons.

    2013 - Marwin Gonzalez's two-out, ninth inning single, a hit that goes through the box between the pitcher’s legs, spoils Yu Darvish’s bid for a perfect game. The 26 year-old Ranger starter is removed from the Minute Maid Park contest after giving up the disappointing hit, and watches reliever Michael Kirkman close the Texas 7-0 victory over Houston.

    2014 - The White Sox win a wild one in the bottom of the 11th inning at U.S. Cellular Field when Leury Garcia scores from third on a wild pitch during a ball four pitch to Adam Dunn.  Ronald Belisario picks up the win as the White Sox beat the Twins 7-6.

    2014 - Rookie catcher Tony Sanchez, pinch-hitting in the bottom of the 16th inning, singles in the winning run to end the 5-hour and 55-minute contest, now the longest game in Pittsburgh history by time. The 4-3 victory over Chicago took six minutes longer to play than the Bucs' 8-7, 18-inning victory over Houston in 2006.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox released Brian Anderson.

    Baseball Birthdays on April 2...

    1856 - Bond, Tommy
    1866 - Nusz, Emory
    1868 - Boyd, Frank
    1869 - Jennings, Hughie
    1877 - Siever, Ed
    1878 - Harper, Jack
    1881 - Stanley, Joe
    1884 - Wakefield, Howard
    1889 - Taylor, Ben
    1889 - Moran, Harry
    1889 - Demott, Ben
    1894 - O'Donnell, Harry
    1895 - Pruess, Earl
    1906 - Way, Bob
    1907 - Appling, Luke

    1911 - Pippen, Cotton
    1919 - Johnson, Earl
    1924 - Avila, Bobby
    1927 - Pierce, Billy

    1930 - Jones, Gordon
    1930 - Ceccarelli, Art
    1937 - Radatz, Dick
    1938 - Weis, Al

    1945 - Kekich, Mike
    1945 - Smith, Reggie
    1945 - Sutton, Don
    1950 - Ramirez, Milt
    1951 - Johnson, Tom
    1953 - Cruz, Hector
    1955 - Sample, Bill
    1958 - Howard, Mike
    1959 - Nipper, Al
    1960 - Barrett, Tom
    1964 - Incaviglia, Pete
    1968 - Leskanic, Curtis
    1969 - Hosey, Steve
    1970 - Lieber, Jon
    1970 - Hocking, Denny
    1973 - Kroon, Marc
    1977 - Gallo, Mike
    1978 - Gall, John
    1981 - Barden, Brian
    1981 - McCoy, Mike
    1987 - Glenn, Brad
    1989 - Rasmussen, Rob
    1992 - Difo, Wilmer

    Baseball Deaths on April 2...

    1910 - Nealon, Jim
    1920 - McIntyre, Matty

    1927 - Lynch, Mike
    1932 - Morrill, John
    1932 - Graff, John
    1934 - Roach, John
    1935 - Hogg, Brad
    1944 - Brush, Bob
    1947 - Jones, Charlie

    1950 - Sechrist, Doc
    1955 - Grabowski, Reggie
    1969 - Cardoni, Ben
    1970 - Hoskins, Dave
    1970 - Ray, Carl
    1972 - Hodges, Gil
    1974 - Vereker, Tommy
    1978 - Brubaker, Bill
    1981 - Rochefort, Ben
    1984 - Davis, Ike

    1992 - Williams, Dib
    1994 - Paulsen, Gil
    1997 - Blanche, Al
    2001 - Gearhart, Gary
    2003 - Flitcraft, Hilly
    2010 - Cuellar, Mike
    2011 - Silverio, Tom
    2012 - Clark, Allie




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« Reply #4620 on: April 03, 2018, 12:01:37 am »

    On April 3 in Baseball History...

    1901 - Although he tried to return the money, Christy Matthewson is accused by Connie Mack of reneging on his contract with Philadelphia. In January, 'Big Six' after meeting with the A's manager, received a signing bonus, committing himself to play for the 1901 season with the American League team, but then used the offer as leverage to get a richer contract from the Giants.

    1923 - Expelled players Happy Felsch and Swede Risberg file suit against the White Sox for back salary and $400,000 in damages. Both players were acquitted for allegedly fixing the 1919 World Series, but were still banned from baseball by Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, even though they were found not guilty of the wrong doing in a much-publicize court case.

    1950 - Considered a well-guarded secret, Mel Parnell reveals he pitched all but three of his 39 games for Boston last season with a sore elbow. The 27-year old 'Dusty' finished the season 25-7 with a 2.77 ERA for the second-place Red Sox.

    1961 - New York investors Jack P. Schleifer and Milton Schwartz take title to Connie Mack Stadium, formerly known as Shibe Park, in hopes of developing the property as an industrial center with bowling alleys and a restaurant when the Phillies move to a proposed new ballpark in the northeastern part of the city. The 52-year old ballpark, home for both the A's (1909-1954) and Phillies (1938-1970) will eventually become the site of the Deliverance Evangelistic Church in 1991.

    1966 - After his name is picked from a hat in a special draft, Tom Seaver signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus. The lottery is necessitated when Tom's father threatens a lawsuit after his son's contract with Atlanta is voided by Commissioner William Eckert because the right-hander's college team had played two exhibition games, but signing a pro contract also prevents the future Hall of Famer from playing on the collegiate level.

    1968 - The Tigers trade left-hander Hank Aguirre to the Dodgers for a player to be named later, minor leaguer Fred Moulder. The All-Star southpaw, better known for being the worst hitter in major league history, will compile an .085 batting average during his 16-year major league career, striking out an astounding 61% of his 388 at-bats.

    1969 - The Phillies trade first baseman Bill White to the Cardinals for infielder Jerry Buchek and utility player Jim Hutto. White will retire after one season in St. Louis, eventually becoming the president of the National League, after a stint as a Yankee broadcaster.

    1974 - The Indians trade Pedro Guerrero to Dodgers for pitcher Bruce Ellingsen. The 17-year old infielder/outfielder will compile a .309 batting average and will be named to the All-Star team five times during his 11 seasons with the team.

    1985 - The owners' proposal of expanding the 1985 League Championship Series from the best-of-five games to best-of-seven is agreed to by the Players' Association.

    1987 - The Cubs trade starter Dennis Eckersley and minor leaguer Dan Rohn to the A's for three minor leaguers. The 'Eck' will become one of the game's top relievers in Oakland.

    1989 - In his first major league at bat, Mariners' center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. doubles off of Oakland's Dave Stewart. The 19-year old 'Junior', the son of an active major leaguer outfielder playing with the Reds, will establish himself as one of the game's superstars before retiring in 2010.

    1989 - With an 8-4 victory over the Cardinals, the Mets win their 11th consecutive home opener. The Amazins' now have won on Opening Day in 18 of the last 20 seasons.

    1994 - At Riverfront Stadium, in a game that is not embraced by the local fans or Cincinnati owner Marge Schott, the new season begins with the first Sunday night opener ever played in major league history. On a frigid Easter Sunday evening, the Cardinals beat the Reds in the controversial contest, 6-4, in front of the smallest opening day crowd in the ballpark's 24-year history.

    2000 - With their 8-0 and 21-1 victories over the Clafin Panthers, the Savannah State nine extends its consecutive-game winning streak to 42 games. The Tigers' twin sweep sets an NCAA record, eclipsing the Marietta College of Ohio record of 40 straight wins established by the Division II school last year.

    2002 - Barry Bonds becomes the second player in baseball history to begin a season with consecutive two-homer games. Eddie Mathews also hit a pair of homers in each of the Braves' first two games against the Pirates to start the 1958 season.

    2005 - Alex Sanchez becomes the first major leaguer to be publicly identified under baseball’s new steroid policy. The Tampa Bay outfielder will be suspended for 10 days for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

    2006 - Sportsnet NY, the Mets' new team-owned network, broadcasts its first regular season baseball game. During the third inning of New York's 3-2 victory over the Nationals, SNY experiences technical difficulties which blacks out the telecast for nearly twenty minutes.

    2006 - Kenji Johjima becomes the first Japanese catcher to start a major league game. In Seattle's 5-3 loss to the Angels, the Mariners' 30-year old backstop homers for his first career hit.

    2007 - On Opening Day, Marcus and Brian Giles bat first and second in the San Diego lineup in the Padres 7-0 victory over the Giants. It is the first time brothers have hit one and two in a game since Matty and Jesus Alou did it for San Francisco in 1965.

    2008 - Twenty minutes before their game, the Dodgers announce reliever Hong-Chih Kuo would be used as the starter in place of Chad Billingsley, who in turn will be used out the bullpen. The unusual move, made due to the threat of rain at the start of the contest, is also employed by the Giants with Merkin Valdez beginning the game on the mound and announced starter, and eventual winner, Tim Lincecum entering the game in the fourth inning.

    2008 - At Comerica Park in Detroit, the Royals beat the Tigers, 4-1, completing a season-opening three-game sweep. It is the first time that Kansas City has started the year with a sweep on the road since 1977, when the team also won the first three contests of the season in the Motor City.

    2008 - In a dazzling debut, Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto fans 10 batters in an overpowering seven-inning performance when Cincinnati beats the visiting Diamondbacks, 3-2. Using a 96-mph fastball and devastating changeup, the 22-year old rookie, who started last season pitching in the low minors, strikes eight of his first 13 Arizona batters he faces.

    2008 - During a tour of Fenway Park with her classmates, a Memorial Boulevard Middle School student is attacked by a 3 1/2-pound red-tailed hawk known to nest at the historic ballpark. The 13-year old eighth grader from Bristol, Connecticut, who is treated for a small scratch on her scalp at a local hospital, has a familiar name to Red Sox fans, Alexa Rodriguez, similar to the much detested third baseman of the Yankees, who also is 13 (uniform number).

    2009 - The Mets, obligated only to pay the major league minimum of $400,000, sign Gary Shefield (.225, 19, 57) in hopes of adding a much-needed right-handed bat to the lineup. The 40-year old offensively challenged outfielder, who has 499 career home runs, was unexpectedly released by the Tigers earlier in the week despite having $14 million left on his contract.

    2009 - On a damp and chilly New York night, both the Mets and Yankees open their new stadiums with exhibition games. The double debut in the Big Apple sees each team come away with a victory when the Amazin's beat the Red Sox, 4-3, and the Bronx Bombers launch three homers to defeat the Cubs, 7-4.

    2010 - Adam Lind (.305, 35, 114) and the Blue Jays agreed to an $18 million, four-year contract that includes three additional years with a club option. The 26-year-old outfielder is joined by several teammates at the press conference held to announce the deal prior to an exhibition game in Houston.

    2011 - The Arizona Diamondbacks released Kip Wells.

    2011 - Ranger teammates Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz become the first pair of players to homer in each of the first three games in a season playing for the same team.  The duo's weekend of round-trippers enabled Texas to sweep their season-opening series against visiting Boston.

    2013 - The Cincinnati Reds signed Mike MacDougal as a free agent.

    2013 - Homers by Adam Dunn, Tyler Flowers, Dayan Viciedo and Alexi Ramirez help lead the White Sox to a 5-2 win over the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field. Jake Peavy gets the win and Addison Reed picks up his second save of the season.

    2014 - Four hits by Tyler Flowers, a 2 for 4 with 4 RBI performance by Jose Abreu, along with HRs by Marcus Semien, Adam Dunn and Alejandro De Aza weren't enough as the Minnesota Twins come from behind to beat the White Sox 10-9 at U.S. Cellular Park. Matt Lindstrom is the losing pitcher when he gives up 2 runs with 2 outs in the top of the ninth inning.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Matt Lindstrom as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on April 3...

    1854 - Ellick, Joe
    1856 - Hecker, Guy
    1860 - Lynch, Tom
    1864 - Schwartz, Bill
    1867 - McSweeney, Paul
    1875 - Pappalau, John
    1879 - Frill, John
    1886 - Graham, Bert
    1892 - Kingman, Harry
    1896 - Seibold, Socks
    1905 - Hinkle, Gordie
    1921 - Conger, Dick
    1926 - Grammas, Alex
    1929 - Ditmar, Art
    1930 - Moon, Wally
    1936 - Rowe, Don
    1939 - Taylor, Hawk
    1940 - Vidal, Jose
    1943 - Moore, Barry

    1944 - Hodge, Gomer
    1946 - Gaspar, Rod
    1954 - Littleton, Larry
    1956 - Jackson, Darrell
    1958 - Pettis, Gary

    1960 - Conroy, Tim
    1961 - Crews, Tim
    1961 - Baker, Doug
    1962 - Clary, Marty
    1963 - Bosio, Chris
    1967 - Leon, Danilo
    1967 - Garcia, Miguel
    1968 - Lansing, Mike
    1971 - Veras, Quilvio
    1972 - Soderstrom, Steve
    1974 - Pittsley, Jim
    1975 - Uehara, Koji
    1978 - Hill, Bobby
    1978 - Rivera, Juan
    1980 - Christian, Justin
    1981 - Doumit, Ryan
    1984 - Phillips, Kyle
    1985 - Martinez, Luis
    1985 - McClendon, Michael
    1987 - Bruce, Jay
    1987 - Kipnis, Jason
    1990 - Hood, Dustin
    1991 - Murphy, Tom
    1991 - Wright, Daniel
    1992 - Swihart, Blake
    1993 - Alcantara, Victor

    Baseball Deaths on April 3...

    1900 - Bradley, Foghorn
    1909 - Barclay, George
    1938 - Campau, Count
    1938 - Brown, Charlie
    1942 - Rudderham, John
    1952 - Smith, Phenomenal
    1952 - Harley, Dick
    1953 - Benton, Larry
    1969 - Stanceu, Charley
    1971 - Boyle, Jack
    1972 - Crowder, Alvin
    1975 - Cain, Sugar
    1977 - Steinbacher, Hank
    1978 - French, Ray
    1979 - Simpson, Harry

    1980 - Linton, Bob
    1980 - Trowbridge, Bob
    1981 - Lambert, Clayton
    1983 - Livingston, Mickey
    1991 - Miller, Whitey
    2002 - Swanson, Karl

    2002 - Nichols, Roy
    2006 - Lint, Royce
    2010 - Pagliaroni, Jim
    2015 - Hamil, Ray
    2017 - Sievers, Roy



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« Reply #4621 on: April 04, 2018, 12:01:17 am »

    On April 4 in Baseball History...

    1911 -  The Most Valuable Player award is introduced and sponsored by Hugh Chalmers, an auto manufacturer. The first winners of the MVP, selected by a vote of one baseball writer representing each franchise in the league, will be Tigers' outfielder Ty Cobb and Frank Schulte of the Cubs.

    1918 - The Phillies trade infielder Bert Niehoff (.255, 2, 42) and send cash to the Cardinals for rookie right-hander Mule Watson. Niehoff will play just one more season before retiring while Watson will pitch two seasons with Philadelphia, posting a 7-11 record, before being traded to the Braves.

    1948 - A's manager Connie Mack, who is 84-years-old, challenges Clark Griffith, the 78-year-old owner of the Senators, to a foot race from home plate to first base. The contest ends in a photo finish tie.

    1966 - On the nationally-televised Hullabalo, a program which showcases rock and roll groups, host Soupy Sales is joined by his two sons, Tony and Hunt, to perform Meet the Mets, with the unlikely tune being accompanied by the show's go-go dancers halfway through the song. The Sales' children were on the show as guests musicians, featuring their rock and roll band, Tony and the Tigers.

    1968 - Due to the today's assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King most of the major league teams will decide to postpone their opening day games until the reverend's funeral takes place in five days. Surprisingly, the Dodgers, at first, are the notable exception, even though the Phillies, their opponents on April 9th, say they will forfeit rather than play on the national day of mourning.

    1974 - In front a crowd of 52,000 at Riverfront Stadium on Opening Day in Cincinnati, Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's all-time home run record of 714 by hitting a first-inning two-run homer off Jack Billingham. The Atlanta front office had considered keeping 'Hammerin' Hank' on the bench during road games so the slugger could try to equal the mark in front of the hometown fans, but commissioner Bowie Kuhn ordered the Braves to put the outfielder into the lineup for at least two of the three games against the Reds.

    1978 - The Expos reveal their new mascot named Souki, an odd looking character wearing an Expos uniform below a giant baseball head that has antennae. The Mr. Met-like figure, whose rights will be sold for $50.00, will be released after one season, after proving to be unpopular with the fans due to his strange looks and quirky behavior.

    1988 - In a 10-6 victory over the Expos, Kevin McReynolds and Darryl Strawberry each hit a pair of home runs helping the Mets to establish an Opening Day record with six homers. The 'Strawman's' second shot, estimated at 525 feet, hits above the dome’s light rim, and is believed to be the longest dinger ever stroked at Olympic Stadium.

    1988 - Blue Jay designated hitter George Bell becomes the first player to hit three home runs on Opening Day helping Toronto defeat the Royals 5-3. All of the homers are off Bret Saberhagen.

    1989 - On Opening Day, Tommy John ties a record by playing in 26 seasons. The Yankee veteran hurler beats the Twins, 4-2 for his 287th win putting him 19th overall in career wins.

    1994 - A total of 56,706 fans attend Opening Day making it the largest crowd ever at new Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers do not disappoint the big crowd when Jimmy Key beats Kevin Brown and the Rangers, 5-3.

    1994 - In the inaugural game played at Jacobs Field, President Clinton throws out the first ball, and 'El Presidente' Dennis Martinez throws the first pitch when the Indians defeat the Mariners in 11 innings, 4-3. With Bob Feller, the author of the only Opening Day no-hitter game in major league history in attendance, Mariner southpaw Randy Johnson holds the Tribe hitless for the first seven innings.

    1994 - Playing his 2,403rd game at first base, Indian infielder Eddie Murray becomes baseball's all-time leader in games played at that position.

    1994 - On Opening Day at Wrigley Field in a loss to the Mets 12-8 victory, Cubs rookie Tuffy Rhodes becomes the first player to homer in his first three at-bats starting the season. The three solo round-trippers, all off Dwight 'Doc' Gooden, will account for nearly half his season's total when he finishes the season with only eight round-trippers.

    1994 - In the very first game played at Jacobs Field, a 4-3 extra-inning victory for the Tribe over Seattle, the Indians retire Larry Doby’s uniform number 14. An usually reserved Doby becomes emotional speaking to the Opening Day crowd.

    1994 - Prior to the Cubs' 12-8 Opening Day loss to the Mets at Wrigley Field, Hillary Clinton becomes the second first lady to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the baseball season. Bill's wife then joins Harry Caray in the broadcast booth and sings "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" with the beloved announcer during the seventh inning stretch.

    1997 - Turner Field opens and the Braves christen it with a 5-4 come-from-behind win against the Cubs.

    1998 - Mark McGwire begins what will be a historic season homering in the fourth consecutive game to tie Willie Mays' National League record for most homers to start a season. Big Mac's three-run blast in the sixth inning helps the Cardinals beat the Padres, 8-6.

    1999 - Opening Day starts in Mexico, making it the first time baseball's first pitch comes outside the U.S. or Canada as the Rockies defeat the National League's defending champs Padres, 8-2.

    2000 - At Safeco Field, Darren Lewis plays right field in Boston's 2-0 victory over Seattle. The 32-year old outfielder is the 13th different Red Sox player to start in that position on Opening Day for the past thirteen years.

    2001 - For the first time since June 7, 1995, the Indians do not have a sellout crowd at Jacobs Field. The streak of 455 games of consecutive full houses, a major league record, will be broken by the Boston Red Sox in 2008.

    2001 - Throwing the earliest no-hitter in major league history, Hideo Nomo blanks the Orioles, 3-0 at Camden Yards in his first start in a Red Sox uniform. Second baseman Mike Lansing makes an outstanding play with one out in the ninth to preserve the Japanese-born hurler's second career no-hitter.

    2003 - At Cincinnati's new Great American Ball Park, Sammy Sosa becomes the first Latin American player and 18th overall to hit 500 career home runs. The milestone is reached in the seventh inning as 'Slammin' Sammy' drives a Scott Sullivan 1-2 pitch into the right-field seats.

    2003 - The Coneheads stage a reunion at Shea Stadium as David Cone returns to the mound after taking a year off and hurls an impressive five innings of shutout ball in the Mets' 4-0, victory over the Expos. In memory of one of the founders of this unique idea which started in 1988, the group hangs a banner featuring a picture of Scott Saber, who was killed during the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, smiling in his Conehead.

    2005 - On Opening Day, Tadahito Iguchi makes his MLB debut as Mark Buehrle pitches 8 innings of 2 hit no run ball in the White Sox 1-0 shut out of the Indians in Chicago.  Shingo Takatsu pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up the save. With this win Chicago is in first place in the A.L. Central. A place they either share or lead for the entire season.

    2005 - Mark Teahen makes his MLB debut with the Kansas City Royals. Teahen goes hitless in four at-bats. He also commits an error in the field which is an indicator of his eventual suckiness as a member of the White Sox in 2010 and 2011.

    2006 - Kansas City voters approve a $250 million proposal to renovate Kauffman Stadium. The facelift of the 35-year old home of the Royals will include the addition of dugout suites, new clubhouses, an exclusive restaurant, and the replacement of the orange seats throughout the stadium with new blue ones.

    2006 - The Padres are rained out at home for first time since May 12, 1998, a span of 635 consecutive home games played, mostly played at Qualcomm Stadium. The postponement, just the 16th rainout in the franchise's' 38-year history, is the first washout at the club's new home, PETCO Park, which opened two seasons ago.

    2007 - Tuffy Rhodes becomes the first non-japanese player to drive in a thousand runs in Nippon Pro Baseball history. Only two players of the 28 players who have reached the milestone have accomplished the feat in fewer games.

    2008 - Carried by his momentum avoiding the pitch, J.R. Towels does a hand stand at home plate after getting hit above the knee during the second inning in Houston's 4-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Astros catcher's fourth inning two-run homer is accomplished with the backstop standing on his feet.

    2008 - Before their home opener, the Blue Jays announce reaching agreements with outfielder Alex Rios (.297, 24, 85) and second baseman Aaron Hill (.291, 17, 78). The 26-year old Toronto fly-catcher will earn nearly $70 million dollars over the next seven years, the second richest deal in franchise history, and the club's newly signed infielder, also 26, inks a four-year contract worth $12 million.

    2008 - With fans chanting "Robbie, Robbie" prior the home opener against the Red Sox, the Blue Jays honor Roberto Alomar by inducting their former all-star second baseman into Toronto's Level of Excellence. The dramatic pre-game ceremony features the honoree being reveled at second base with a spotlight after a video montage of his career highlights is played in a darkened Rogers Centre.

    2012 - Joey Votto and the Reds agree to the longest guaranteed contract in major league history, a $251.5 million, 12-year deal. The dollar amount, second only to A-Rod's $275 million and $252 million pacts with the Rangers and Yankees, easily surpasses Ken Griffey Jr.'s $116.5 million, nine-year signing in 2000 as the richest in franchise history.

    2014 - Charlie Blackmon ties a team record established by Andres Galarraga in 1995, collecting six hits in the Rockies' 12-2 rout of Arizona in the team’s home opener at Coors Field. The 27 year-old platoon outfielder is the first major leaguer to collect three doubles, two singles and a home run in a major league game.

    2016 - The Dodgers hand the Padres the worst Opening Day shutout loss since at least 1913, and most likely in the history of the game, blanking the Friars at PetCo Park, 15-0. The contest marked the managerial debut of both skippers with LA's Dave Roberts and San Diego’s Padres Andy Green both piloting their first major league game.

    2016 - Although he limits the Rangers to just one hit, Mariner right-hander Felix Hernandez loses for the first time on Opening Day, snapping a streak of six victories to start his team’s season. Seattle had the opportunity to become the first franchise in modern baseball history to win ten consecutive season openers, but sloppy defense allows three runs in the fifth inning of the club's 3-2 defeat to Texas at Globe Life Park.

    2016 - Trevor Story becomes the first player to hit two home runs in his first regular season game on Opening Day, and the fifth rookie to accomplish the feat in his major league debut. The 23 year-old Rockies shortstop hit both round-trippers off Diamondbacks’ ace Zack Greinke, a three-run home run in the third and a solo shot in the following frame of the team’s 10-5 victory over Arizona at Chase Field.

    2017 - Stephen Piscotty's dangerous journey around the base paths ends when he crosses the plate in the bottom of fifth inning, scoring the Cardinals' only run in the team's 2-1 loss to the Cubs at Busch Stadium. After reaching first base as the result of being hit by a pitch from Jake Arrieta, the Redbird outfielder, attempting to take second on a wild pitch, is nailed in the elbow with the ball thrown from catcher Wilson Contreras, and then sliding into home plate he is struck on the helmet with an errant throw by second baseman Javier Baez.

    2017 - The Washington Nationals signed Matt Albers as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on April 4...

    1859 - Brown, Joe
    1866 - Taylor, Harry
    1878 - Volz, Jake
    1881 - Jackson, Bill
    1883 - Hummel, John
    1883 - Hinchman, Bill
    1885 - Dam, Bill
    1888 - Speaker, Tris
    1888 - Upham, Bill
    1889 - Lerchen, Dutch
    1893 - Kilduff, Pete
    1897 - Miner, Ray
    1900 - Mallonee, Jule
    1903 - Bartholomew, Les

    1910 - Vosmik, Joe
    1910 - Bokina, Joe
    1916 - Ramsdell, Willie
    1916 - Owen, Mickey
    1924 - Hodges, Gil
    1927 - Hasenmayer, Don
    1928 - Smith, Frank
    1929 - Gilbert, Tookie
    1933 - Wieand, Ted
    1937 - Geiger, Gary
    1937 - Kenders, Al
    1941 - Watt, Eddie
    1942 - Fisher, Tom
    1942 - Fregosi, Jim

    1942 - Locke, Ron
    1943 - Epstein, Mike
    1947 - Fosse, Ray
    1948 - Hooten, Leon
    1956 - Herr, Tom
    1959 - Hernandez, Pedro
    1960 - Lickert, John
    1961 - Komminsk, Brad
    1968 - Dedrick, Jim
    1969 - Strittmatter, Mark
    1969 - Reyes, Carlos
    1972 - Wagner, Matt
    1972 - Sparks, Jeff
    1972 - Garcia, Guillermo
    1975 - Rolen, Scott
    1977 - Valent, Eric
    1978 - Ellison, Jason
    1981 - Daigle, Casey
    1986 - Coleman, Louis
    1987 - Despaigne, Odrisamer
    1987 - Maybin, Cameron
    1991 - Perez, Martin
    1993 - Almonte, Miguel
    1993 - Bormann, John
    1994 - Nunez, Renato

    Baseball Deaths on April 4...

    1902 - Sweeney, Charlie
    1921 - Corkhill, Pop
    1924 - Wood, George
    1934 - Johnston, Dick
    1937 - Howard, Earl
    1941 - Jones, Alex
    1945 - Cotter, Dick
    1947 - Goar, Jot
    1949 - Suggs, George
    1956 - Roe, Clay
    1956 - Gray, Dolly
    1962 - Dowd, Snooks
    1966 - McQuaid, Herb
    1969 - Ward, Chuck
    1969 - Wilson, Les
    1971 - Mays, Carl
    1974 - Silva, Danny
    1982 - Queen, Mel
    1988 - Aragon, Jack
    1988 - Snell, Charlie
    1991 - Moore, Johnny
    1999 - Wynn, Early

    2004 - Bamberger, George
    2008 - Crider, Jerry

    2016 - Sandlock, Mike



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« Reply #4622 on: April 05, 2018, 12:07:40 am »
    On April 5 in Baseball History...

    1913 - In an exhibition game against the Yankees, 25,000 fans watch the Dodgers play their first game in Ebbets Field. Brooklyn beats New York, 3-2, with Casey Stengel hitting the park's first home run, an inside-the-parker.

    1925 - Babe Ruth collapses at a railroad station in Asheville, North Carolina. The "bellyache heard round the world," so dubbed when a writer suggests that illness was caused by a hot dogs and soda binge, will require hospitalization and an operation keeping the Yankees slugger out of the line up until May.

    1934 - Babe Ruth, sponsored by Quaker Oats, agrees to do weekly NBC broadcasts. His thirteen week radio salary will be $4000 more than his Yankee contract.

    1934 - Reds president Larry MacPhail hires Red Barber to broadcast the team games on WSAL. The not-so-old "Ol' Redhead" will spend the first four years of his Hall of Fame career in Cincinnati calling games from the stands of Crosley Field.

    1957 - The Phillies trade five players, Ron Negray, Tim Harkness, Elmer Valo, Mel Geho, and Ben Flowers (the player to be named later) and send $75,000 to the Dodgers to obtain much touted Cuban infielder Chico Fernandez. Philadelphia's new shortstop plays three seasons in the City of Brotherly Love, batting just .242, before being traded to the Tigers.

    1966 - Don Larsen, the last active major leaguer who played for the Browns, is released by the Orioles. As a rookie in 1953, the Michigan City, Indiana native posted a 7-12 record for the hapless franchise which lost 100 games in its final season in St. Louis.

    1971 - At RFK Stadium, 45,000 fans watch the last Opening Day game the Senators will play in the District of Columbia. Dick Bosman goes the distance, blanking the A's on six hits in Washington's 8-0 victory over Oakland.

    1972 - The season opener between the Astros and Reds is canceled due to the player strike which started on April 1. The cancellation marks the first time in major league history Opening Day is delayed, and a total of 86 games will be lost before the labor dispute is settled.

    1972 - The Mets trade outfielder Ken Singleton and infielders Tim Foli and Mike Jorgensen to the Expos in exchange for 28-year old all-star right fielder Rusty Staub. The 'Le Grand Orange' will miss most of the season due to injuries, but will play a major role in New York's 'Ya Gotta Believe' pennant-winning team in 1973.

    1979 - Baltimore manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper.

    1982 - Jim Kaat, 43, pitches one inning for the Cardinals in a season-opening 14-3 rout of the Astros, setting a well-earned but short-lived major league record for pitchers by playing in his 24th consecutive season. Nolan Ryan and Tommy John will later surpass Kaat in the longevity department.

    1983 - On Opening Day, Tom Seaver, making his first appearance with the Mets since 1977, combines with Doug Sisk to blank the Phillies at Shea Stadium, 2-0. 'Tom Terrific', who will go on to extend the record to 16, ties Walter Johnson's major league mark with his 14th Opening Day assignment.

    1988 - With a 6-3 Opening night victory over the Padres, Houston wins its 2,000th game in franchise history. The Astros score five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning making starter Mike Scott the winning pitcher.

    1989 - At Riverfront Stadium, Dodgers' hurler Orel Hershiser's scoreless-inning streak ends at 59. With two outs in the bottom of the first, Todd Benzinger's single scores Barry Larkin, who had been picked off after getting a base hit to lead off the game, but was safe on the 'Bulldog's' throwing error.

    1993 - At Camden Yards, William Jefferson Clinton becomes the first U.S. president to successfully throw the first pitch of the season from the pitcher's mound. Orioles starter Rick Suttcliffe doesn't fare as well when the Birds lose to the Rangers, 7-4.

    1993 - At Shea Stadium, the Rockies lose their National League debut to the Mets, 3-0. Dwight 'Doc' Gooden pitches a four-hit complete game for the victory.

    1993 - In front of 42,334 fans at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, the Florida Marlins, making their major league debut, defeat the Dodgers, 6-3. Joe DiMaggio throws out the ceremonial first pitch, and the team retires uniform number 5 in tribute to Carl Barger, their late president.

    1993 - On Opening Day, Greg Maddux, signed as a free agent in the offseason, allows no runs and scatters five hits to his former team over 8 1/3 innings. Mike Stanton gets the last two out in the Braves' 1-0 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

    1993 - Eric Fox, inserted into the game as a late-inning defensive replacement, hits a grand-slam home run in the bottom of the eighth inning giving the A's a 9-4 Opening Day victory before 43,370 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. It will be the outfielder's only homer of the season.

    1997 - At Olympic Stadium, the Rockies set a franchise record with seven home runs, including three by Larry Walker, who is pulled from game in the eighth inning by Rockies manager Don Baylor. The Colorado skipper doesn't want to run up the score against the Expos with his team ahead 15-1.

    1997 - Just one day after the stadium's first game, Turner Field holds its first slumber party. Rain showers force Saturday night's Cubs-Braves game to be suspended in the seventh inning late Saturday night, but because of the change to daylight savings time and a day game on Sunday, several players decide to spend the night in the clubhouse at the brand-new stadium. The Braves win the completion of the suspended game, 11-5, and then win the regularly scheduled game, 4-0.

    1998 - The Arizona Diamondbacks get in the victory column for the first time with a 3-2 win over the Giants. Andy Benes, who lost the first game in club history in his Opening Day start, bounces back with seven strong innings in Phoenix to outpitch San Francisco's Shawn Estes. Felix Rodriguez earns the save to end the second-worst start ever (0-5) by an expansion team.

    2003 - The Royals become the first major league team to begin the season 5-0 after losing 100-games the prior year. Runelvys Hernandez, the winner of a coin toss making him the Opening Day starter, wins his second game when he allows two hits in seven innings beating the Indians, 2-1.

    2003 - To show support for the U.S. troops in Iraq, the White Sox announce all active military members showing a military ID will be given free admission to most home games at U.S. Cellular Field. The free passes will not be available during the Cubs series scheduled for June.

    2004 - Braves’ general manager John Schuerholz announces the team has exercised the option to retain Bobby Cox as the team's manager through the 2005 season. The 62-year old skipper, ninth all-time in managerial wins with 1,906, has won a record 12-consecutive divisional titles.

    2005 - The Nationals, formerly known as the Expos, lose their inaugural season opener bowing to the Phillies, 8-4. The franchise, which played its initial 36 years in Montreal, becomes the first team to represent the nation’s capital since the Senators left Washington to become the Texas Rangers in 1971.

    2005 - Johan Santana's streak of 22 straight starts of allowing three or fewer runs comes to an end when the southpaw gets the victory in the Twins' 8-4 victory over Seattle at Safeco Field. Last season's Cy Young Award winner has the second longest streak of giving fewer than four runs in consecutive outings, trailing only Dwight Gooden's 24 in 1985.

    2006 - Sluggerrr, the Royals' Mascot, celebrates his tenth birthday at Kauffman Stadium. In the offseason, the nearly seven-foot tall lion with a crown built into his skull, is very active in the Kansas City community visiting local schools encouraging youngsters to be good students and good citizens.

    2009 - Jordan Schafer becomes the tenth Brave in franchise history and the 99th overall player overall to hit a home run in his first major league at bat. The 22-year old rookie center fielder, who never played in a level higher than Double A, goes deep off off Philadelphia's Opening Day starter Brett Myers in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park.

    2010 - Receiving mostly cheers from the standing-room-only crowd at Nationals Stadium, President Barack Obama, wearing a White Sox cap and a Nats jacket, continues a 100-year tradition when he throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Washington's home opener against Philadelphia The Commander-in-Chief's toss is high and wide, but third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is able to make a lunging grab of the ball.

    2010 - Jason Heyward becomes the eleventh Braves player in franchise history to homer in his first major league at-bat. The much touted 20-year old rookie, with the hometown fans chanting, “Let’s go, Heyward!”, hits a three-run homer in the first inning off Chicago's Carlos Zambrano at Turner Field

    2010 - The Red Sox and their ace, Josh Beckett, come to terms on a $68 million, four-year contract extension. The agreement keeps the team's Opening Day starter in Boston along with recent free agent acquisition John Lackey, giving the club a strong 1-2 punch in the top of their rotation for the next five years.

    2010 - Matt Stairs plays for his twelfth major league organization equaling Deacon McGuire's record (1884 to 1912) for the most teams ever played with by a position player. The 18-year veteran, who also joins pitchers Mike Morgan and Ron Villone for being on a dozen different clubs, flies out in a pinch-hitting role for the Padres in a 6-3 loss to Arizona at Chase Field.

    2011 - Nine pitchers each contribute a hitless inning apiece when the High Desert Mavericks (Adelanto, California) no-hit the local Victor Valley Community College Rams, 12-0. Hurlers James Gillheeny, Tim Boyce, Nick Czyz, Austin Hudson, Johnathan Hesketh, Ogui Diaz, Jose Jimenez, John Housey and Chris Kirkland share the equal workload for the California League's Class A - Advanced affiliate of the Mariners.

    2012 - Cooper Stone helps to unveil the statue depicting him and his dad holding hands and having a conversation wearing their baseball caps in front of a gate at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The inscription on the sculpture, created by Bruce Greene, reads "In memory of Shannon Stone and dedicated to all fans who love the game" in tribute to his father, who died last season at the stadium attending a game with his six-year old son when he flipped over the railing and fell twenty feet, onto the concrete behind the out-of-town scoreboard in left field, after reaching for a ball thrown into the stands by Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton.

    2012 - J.P. Arencibia's three-run homer in the 16th inning, giving the Blue Jays an eventual 7-4 victory over Cleveland, ends the longest opening-day game in major league history. The Progressive Field marathon surpasses the 15-inning Opening Day contests between Cleveland and Detroit in 1960 and Philadelphia and Washington in 1926.

    2014 - Ike Davis becomes the second player in franchise history to deliver a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam when he goes deep off J.J. Hoover in New York's’ 6-3 victory over Cincinnati at Citi Field. The only other Met to accomplished the feat is the team’s current third base coach Tim Tuefel, who went yard off the bench with the bases loaded in 1986 against Philadelphia.

    2015 - The day before the season begins, A.J. Preller continues his makeover of the Padres, acquiring All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. from the Braves for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, minor league right-hander Matt Wisler, outfield prospect Jordan Paroubeck, and the 41st overall draft pick. The San Diego GM increases the club's payroll significantly to pull off the stunning deal, with most of the cost involving taking on the remaining $46.35 million still owed Upton, who will now join his brother B.J. as a teammate.

    2016 - For the first time in more than six decades, the Cubs and White Sox start the same season with two victories and no losses. The last time both Chicago teams were undefeated after two games occurred in 1951, two seasons before Ernie Banks played his rookie year.

    2017 - The Baltimore Orioles signed Edwin Jackson as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on April 5...

    1859 - Andrews, Ed
    1861 - Kennedy, Ed
    1864 - Scheffler, Ted
    1875 - Emig, Charlie
    1876 - Dinneen, Bill
    1877 - Conroy, Wid
    1889 - Phillips, Tom
    1894 - Sullivan, Jim
    1899 - Welzer, Tony
    1907 - Cain, Sugar
    1907 - Goodell, John

    1921 - Hogue, Bobby
    1922 - Crumling, Gene
    1931 - Besana, Fred
    1936 - Schaffer, Jimmie

    1937 - Marquis, Roger
    1938 - Prince, Don
    1938 - Hansen, Ron
    1940 - Campbell, Ron
    1951 - Stennett, Rennie
    1953 - Allen, Kim
    1960 - Scranton, Jim
    1965 - Carpenter, Cris
    1967 - Smith, Greg
    1970 - Karp, Ryan
    1971 - Berumen, Andres
    1975 - Guzman, Domingo
    1976 - Gload, Ross
    1976 - Peterson, Kyle
    1976 - Drese, Ryan
    1976 - Blank, Matt
    1977 - Abreu, Winston
    1978 - Backe, Brandon
    1981 - De La Rosa, Jorge
    1985 - Milledge, Lastings

    1985 - Olivera, Hector
    1985 - Stewart, Ian
    1986 - Clevenger, Steve
    1987 - Kang, Jung-Ho
    1993 - Curtiss, John

    Baseball Deaths on April 5...

    1902 - Eggler, Dave
    1911 - Hankinson, Frank
    1917 - McLaughlin, Frank
    1929 - Crooke, Tom
    1930 - McGeachy, Jack
    1932 - Koons, Harry
    1939 - Curtis, Fred
    1946 - Rehg, Wally
    1951 - Moore, Roy
    1952 - Jacobs, Ray
    1953 - Walsh, Connie
    1953 - Erwin, Tex
    1953 - Gorman, Herb
    1956 - Taylor, Tommy
    1957 - Bader, Art
    1959 - Bruggy, Frank
    1962 - Shupe, Vince
    1964 - Clemens, Bob
    1965 - Pasquella, Mike
    1966 - Dodge, Sam
    1973 - Jeanes, Tex
    1974 - Snodgrass, Fred
    1984 - Kehn, Chet
    1988 - Earley, Tom
    1993 - Coscarart, Joe
    1994 - Hofman, Bobby
    2002 - Erickson, Paul
    2002 - Robinson, Sheriff
    2008 - Masterson, Walt
    2011 - Shepard, Larry



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« Reply #4623 on: April 06, 2018, 12:04:53 am »
    On April 6 in Baseball History...

    1970 - President Richard Nixon is delayed and is unable to throw the ceremonial first pitch in the Senators home opener at RFK Stadium. His son-in-law David Eisenhower, the son of the former president throws out the first pitch prior to Washington's 5-0 loss to the Tigers

    1971 - Willie Mays, a month shy of his 40th birthday, homers in a 4-0 Opening Day Giants win over the Padres. Mays will go on to hit homers in each of the Giants' first four games of the season, a major league record.

    1972 - For the first time in history, the major league season fails to open due to a general player strike. The strike, announced April 1, will erase 86 games from the major league schedule.

    1973 - On Opening Day at Three Rivers Stadium in front of record crowd of 51,695, the Pirates retire Roberto Clemente's uniform number 21 posthumously. The Pittsburgh right fielder died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve attempting to bring relief aid to earthquake-stricken Managua, Nicaragua.

    1973 - At Fenway Park, Yankees' Ron Blomberg becomes the first designated hitter in major league history. In the historic plate appearance, the first DH draws a first-inning walk off Luis Tiant in the 15-5 Red Sox rout of the Bronx Bombers.

    1973 - Richard Nixon becomes the first president to throw the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day in a contest held outside of Washington D.C. The commander-in chief does the honors before Nolan Ryan and the Angels beat the Royals at Anaheim Stadium, 3-2.

    1973 - At the Oakland Coliseum, Tony Oliva becomes the first designated hitter ever to homer. The Twins DH's first inning two-run round-tripper off future Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter helps to defeat the A's, 8-3.

    1974 - The Bronx Bombers begin their two year stint at Shea Stadium, where the team will compile a 172-150 (.534) record during the renovations to the Stadium, with a 6-1 victory over Cleveland. The 'other' NY fans cheer loudly when the scoreboard posts the Mets' 5-4 loss in Philadelphia.

    1974 - At Veterans Stadium, Phillies Mike Schmidt hits a ninth inning two-run home run off Tug McGraw to beat the Mets on Opening Day, 5-4. The walk-off homer is the first of the league-leading 36 dingers the third baseman will hit this season.

    1977 - For the second time in nine years, a new franchise makes its major league debut in Seattle. The Mariners lose their first regular-season game at the Kingdome to Frank Tanana and the Angels, 7-0.

    1982 - The largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota, 52,279, turns out for the inaugural game at the brand-new Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Twins rookie Gary Gaetti has four hits with a pair of home runs, but Seattle wins, 11-7.

    1982 - A freak heavy spring snow storm brings subfreezing temperatures across the northeast and midwest and causes the postponement of home openers for the Yankees, Tigers, White Sox, Brewers, Indians, Phillies and Pirates.

    1984 - After committing a two-out error in the bottom of the eighth inning to allow the eventual winning run to score in the Yankees' 7-6 loss to the Rangers at Arlington Stadium, New York shortstop Bobby Meacham is sent to the minors after the fourth game of the season on the orders of owner George Steinbrenner. The move, which stuns manager Yogi Berra, will prove to be a precursor to the 'Boss' firing him next season after the team drops ten of it first sixteen decisions.

    1988 - The Blue Jays’ reluctant designated hitter, George Bell, follows up his three home run Opening Day performance going 5-for-5 (three singles and two doubles) leading Toronto over the Royals, 11-4. Considered a defensive liability, last year’s American League MVP will return to left field full time.

    1989 - In his first start of the season, Orel Hershiser gives up a run in the first inning of a 4-3 loss to the Reds to end his major league-record consecutive scoreless inning streak at 59.

    1991 - The Braves trade right-hander Mike Thompson to the Reds in exchange for utility player Terry Crowley. Thompson will never throw another pitch in the major leagues, and Crowley will be released by Atlanta after appearing in just seven games.

    1992 - Rick Sutcliffe throws the first pitch at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 3:20 p.m. The pitch, to Cleveland's Kenny Lofton is a ball, but Lofton ultimately flies out and the O's win the inaugural game at the park.

    1992 - On Opening Day in front of a full house at Seatle's Kingdome, the Rangers score nine runs in the top of the eighth inning and hold on to beat the Mainers, 12-10. Texas had been trailing 8-3 before the late inning barrage.

    1996 - Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game between the Indians and Blue Jays at Jacobs Field. The angry Indians outfielder had told the photographer to stop taking pictures of him doing pre-game stretches and Tomsic complied. Belle then throws a ball from the outfield that breaks the skin of the photographer's hand in two places and draws blood. Prior to the season, Belle had been fined $50,000, the largest single-player fine in major league history, for his tirade against a television reporter prior to Game Three of the 1995 World Series.

    1997 - With a 3-2 loss to Houston at the Astrodome, the Cardinals remain winless after the first six games of the season. It is the Redbirds' worst start in the 106-year history of the franchise.

    2001 - In the home opener at Veterans Stadium, Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning's number 14 jersey is retired. Kentucky's Republican U.S. senator, who compiled a 224-184 record in his 17-year career pitching for the Tigers, Phillies, Pirates and Dodgers, joins Richie Ashburn (1), Robin Roberts (36), Steve Carlton (32) and Mike Schmidt (20) as the fifth player to have his number retired by the Phillies.

    2001 - The Brewers, after a disappointing 0-4 start on the road, get into the winner's circle in front of President George W. Bush, as they beat the Reds, 5-4, in the major league debut of Miller Park. Sean Casey hits the park's first homer, but Richie Sexson's 435-foot home run in the eighth inning breaks a 4-4 deadlock giving Milwaukee its first win.

    2004 - In an on-line poll in which nearly 8,000 fans participated, "Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie'' is selected as the title of a documentary about the 2003 season. Other choices offered by the team and Boston Globe web sites included "This Is the Year,'' "The Ecstasy and the Agony'' and "Always the Bridesmaid'' in addition to a fan’s wry suggestion of "I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Wish I Didn't Know What You Did Last Fall.''

    2004 - Adrian Beltre becomes the 36th player in baseball history to hit 100 home runs before the age of 25. The Dodger third baseman joins Cal Ripken Jr. and Lou Gehrig to have exactly 100 homers on their 25th birthday.

    2004 - On Opening Day at Bank One Ballpark, Diamondbacks’ outfielder Luis Gonzalez and Rockies’ second baseman Luis Gonzalez each homered making it only the second time in major league history players with the same first and last names homered in the same game. The first occurance happened when Ken Griffey Jr., and his dad, Ken Griffey, playing for the Mariners, hit back-to-back homers off Angel’s hurler Kirk McCaskill in 1990.

    2004 - It took a nearly a half of a century, but Hank Aaron is finally surpassed in an unlikely category. ‘Hammerin’ Hank’ will no longer be the first player named alphabetically in baseball history books when Giants’ pitcher David Aardsma makes his major-league debut against the Astros.

    2005 - At Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park, the Nationals win their first game representing Washington D.C. by beating the Phillies, 7-3. The historic win features the Nats center fielder Brad Wilkerson hitting for the cycle for the second time in his career.

    2009 - In Florida's 12-6 victory over the Nationals at Dolphin Stadium, Emilio Bonifacio hits an inside-the-park home run, the first on Opening Day since Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski accomplished the feat in 1968. The round-tripper, one of four hits for the Marlins' third baseman, is the first big league homer of his career.

    2009 - In front of a sold-out crowd at the Metrodome, Ken Griffey, Jr. hits a record-tying eighth Opening Day home run in his first game back with the Mariners since being traded prior to the start of the 2000 season. The "Kid's" historic home run, a sixth-inning blast off Francisco Liriano, ties him with Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who established the mark playing for the Indians in 1975 during his first at-bat as major league baseball's first black manager.

    2009 - Arizona switch-hitter Felipe Lopez becomes the first player to homer from both sides of the plate on Opening Day when he goes deep in the top of the fourth inning off Glendon Rusch, after connecting off Colorado starter Aaron Cook to lead off the game. An inning later, the Diamondback second baseman's unique feat is matched by Tony Clark, making the pair the first set of teammates to homer from both sides of the plate on the first day of the season.

    2011 - The Toronto Blue Jays signed Dewayne Wise as a free agent.

    2012 - Adam Dunn ties a major league record, hitting his eighth Opening Day home run, a leadoff sixth-inning shot off Texas starter Colby Lewis in Chicago's 3-2 loss in Arlington. The White Sox’s DH, who hit two homers in the first game of the season twice while with Cincinnati in 2005 and 2007, equals the mark established by Frank Robinson and Ken Griffey Jr. as the only other players with eight round-trippers in openers.

    2012 - The Chicago White Sox signed Kip Wells as a free agent.

    2014 - Chris Sale scatters four singles in 8 innings while striking out six on way to his second win of the season as the White Sox beat Kansas City 4-1 at Kauffman Stadium.

    2015 - On Opening Day, the Rays retire number No. 66 in honor of their late senior baseball adviser Don Zimmer, who passed away in June at the age of 83. 'Popeye', who was a player, coach, and manager with a dozen different teams, wore the number in his final season with the organization to represent the number of years he worked in professional baseball.

    2015 - The Mets start 41 year-old Bartolo Colon on Opening Day, much to the chagrin of the fan base who hoped one of their young guns, Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, would get the coveted assignment. The oldest pitcher ever to get the nod on opening day in franchise history doesn’t disappoint when he gives up one run on three hits, besting Washington's $210 million ace Max Scherzer in the team’s 3-1 victory at Nationals Park.

    2016 - The Padres, with their 7-0 loss at Petco Park, become the first team to be shut out in the first three games of the regular season, surpassing the dubious mark set by the Browns, who opened the 1943 campaign with 26 straight scoreless innings. San Diego also dropped their first two decisions of the three-game series against the Dodgers, 15-0 and 3-0.

    2016 - The Chicago White Sox signed Miguel Gonzalez as a free agent.

    2016 - The Texas Rangers released Jordan Danks.

    2016 - Trevor Story becomes the first major leaguer to hit a home run in each of his first three major league games when he goes deep in the first inning of the Rockies' 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks at Chase Park. The 23 year-old shortstop is also the first rookie have round-trippers account for each of his first big league four hits.

    Baseball Birthdays on April 6...

    1863 - Johnston, Dick
    1876 - Luskey, Charlie
    1884 - Schwenck, Rudy
    1890 - Fitzsimmons, Tom
    1890 - Smith, Red
    1900 - Wyatt, Joe
    1903 - Cochrane, Mickey
    1906 - Frey, Benny
    1908 - Gyselman, Dick
    1908 - Mowry, Joe
    1908 - Lombardi, Ernie
    1914 - Moore, Dee
    1925 - Schacker, Hal
    1926 - White, Ed

    1927 - Romano, Jim
    1929 - Elston, Don
    1931 - Senerchia, Sonny
    1937 - Regan, Phil

    1937 - Graham, Wayne
    1942 - Wojcik, John
    1943 - Pattin, Marty
    1951 - Blyleven, Bert
    1952 - Waterbury, Steve
    1954 - Clay, Ken
    1958 - Sutherland, Leo
    1961 - McCaskill, Kirk
    1964 - Williams, Kenny

    1967 - Greene, Tommy
    1969 - Boone, Bret
    1970 - Belk, Tim
    1971 - Merloni, Lou
    1972 - Malloy, Marty
    1974 - Clyburn, Danny
    1976 - Pelaez, Alex
    1977 - Phillips, Andy
    1977 - Wesson, Barry
    1978 - Neal, Blaine
    1983 - Diamond, Thomas
    1983 - Sardinha, Bronson
    1989 - Amarista, Alexi

    Baseball Deaths on April 6...

    1908 - Brown, Jim
    1909 - Miller, Doggie
    1916 - Mann, Fred
    1918 - Bowman, Bill
    1918 - Halliday, Newt
    1928 - McAuley, Ike
    1938 - Young, J.B.
    1949 - Madden, Gene
    1965 - Kneisch, Rudy
    1966 - Mapel, Rolla
    1973 - Smith, Ernie

    1974 - Wood, Roy
    1977 - Rooney, Frank
    1979 - Kallio, Rudy
    1979 - Evans, Al
    1981 - Mesner, Steve
    1984 - Wright, Glenn

    1987 - Morse, Bud
    1989 - Bernier, Carlos
    1994 - Rosen, Goody
    1994 - Ford, Bill
    1998 - Wyatt, John
    2000 - Johnson, Don
    2002 - Sunkel, Tom
    2004 - Johnson, Ken
    2004 - Berberet, Lou
    2007 - Bahr, Ed
    2010 - Clear, Bob
    2017 - Cerv, Bob


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« Reply #4624 on: April 06, 2018, 12:05:44 am »
Today in White Sox History - April 6th

1982 - A freak heavy spring snow storm brings subfreezing temperatures across the northeast and midwest and causes the postponement of home openers for the Yankees, Tigers, White Sox, Brewers, Indians, Phillies and Pirates.


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