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    On November 12 in Baseball History...


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




    Baseball Birthdays on November 12...


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

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

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

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

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

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




    Baseball Deaths on November 12...


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

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

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


           



             



         



         




 

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