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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4525 on: January 06, 2018, 12:43:25 am »

    On January 6 in Baseball History...

    1914 - To help the players pick up the ball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, baseball decrees all big league parks must have a center field wall which is green and blank. The safety measure will become known as the batter’s eye.

    1936 - Giants President Charles A. Stoneham dies. He was the last surviving member of the trio that purchased the team in 1919.

    1937 - The Giants purchase the services of Tommy Thevenow from the Reds. The shortstop will never see action for New York as the team trades the 33 year-old to the Bees (Braves) for infielder Billy Urbanski, who also will never play a game for the club.

    1942 - Bob Feller, winner of 76 games for the Indians in three previous seasons, follows Hank Greenberg into the military.

    1950 - Uncomfortable with front office duties, Charlie Grimm leaves the Cubs as a vice president to manage the Dallas Eagles in the Texas League for a record salary of $90,000. As the Chicago skipper, 'Jolly Cholly' had led the team to National League pennants in 1932, 1935 and 1945.

    1956 - A federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group. He initiated the suit because he felt the league had grown too big, and that increasing team rosters to 15 players was preventing less able players from getting any real playing time.

    1964 - Owner Charlie Finley signs a two-year deal to move the A's from Kansas City to Louisville. The American League owners will veto the franchise shift, and the team stays put until after the 1967 season when it is granted permission to move to Oakland.

    1997 - Phil Niekro becomes the 227th member of the Hall of Fame. The Blaine, Ohio native is only the 87th player to be elected by the BBWAA.

    1997 - Peter O'Malley, owner of the Dodgers, announces the team is for sale. The franchise has been owned by the family since 1951.

     2005 - The Chicago White Sox signed A.J. Pierzynski as a free agent.

    2006 - With the largest signing bonus in a minor-league contract for a drafted player, who is not a free agent, the Diamondbacks come to terms with Justin Upton, the number one pick in the 2005 major league amateur draft. The 18-year-old shortstop, selected as the best five-tool player in the nation by Baseball America, will get $6.1 million over the next five years just for agreeing to play with Arizona.

    2006 - According to final figures released by the commissioner's office, the Yankees finished the year with a record payroll of $207.2 million, $90 million more than the Red Sox who spent the second largest amount on playing personnel. By comparison, the World Champion White Sox spent only $73.2 million with the lowly Devil Rays writing checks for mere $26.6 million, not much more than Alex Rodriguez makes as an individual playing third base for the Bronx Bombers.

    2006 - Becoming expendable due to the Blue Jays acquiring Troy Glaus from the Diamondbacks, Corey Koskie is traded to the Brewers for minor league pitching prospect Brian Wolfe. The 32-year old third baseman brings experience to a young Milwaukee infield which includes first baseman Prince Fielder (21) second baseman Rickie Weeks (23) and shortstop J.J. Hardy (23).

    2006 - The Red Sox sign Giants free-agent J.T. Snow to a $2 million, one-year contract. The six-time Gold Glove winner will share playing time at first base with Kevin Youkilis.

    2006 - The commissioner's office informs the press of a letter which was faxed from the International Baseball Federation informing Major League Baseball of their intent to withdraw the sanctioning of the World Baseball Classic unless Cuba is allowed to participate. In mid-December, the Treasury Department had denied the necessary license for Castro’s countrymen to compete on American soil due to the U.S. law which restricts financial gain of the communist nation in the United States.

    2009 - The Cubs acquire right-handed reliever Luis Vizcaino from the Rockies in exchange for starting pitcher Jason Marquis and cash. The deal, which frees up $9 million from the Chicago 2009 payroll, gives the club more flexibility in signing free-agent outfielder Milton Bradley.

    2009 - The Indians sign the injury-plagued right-hander Carl Pavano to a one-year, $1.5 million deal. The 32-year old free-agent made only 26 starts for the Yankees after signing a four-year contract worth nearly $40 million prior to the start of the 2005 season.

    2010 - In his ninth year on the BBWAA's ballot, Andre Dawson is the only player to receive 75 percent or more of the writers' votes (77.9) needed to be elected to the Hall of Fame. The former National League Rookie of the Year (1977 - Montreal) and Most Valuable Player (1987 - Chicago), who spent 21 seasons patrolling the outfield for the Expos, Cubs, Red Sox and Marlins, is one of only three players to exceed 400 homers and 300 stolen bases during his major league career.

    2012 - The Chicago Cubs traded Andrew Cashner and Kyung-Min Na to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Anthony Rizzo and Zach Cates.

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox signed Scott Carroll as a free agent.

    2015 - Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio, and John Smoltz are elected into the Hall of Fame, marking the first time since 1955 that four players have been selected in the same year. Martinez (91.1%) and Johnson (97.3%) received the mandatory seventy-five percent of the writers' votes to qualify for induction in their first year on the ballot. 

    2016 - Alex Gordon agrees to a $72 million four-year deal to continue to patrol the outfield for the World Champion Royals. The contract is the richest in franchise history, surpassing the five-year, $55 million identical pacts signed by Gil Meche and Mike Sweeney.

    2016 - The Milwaukee Brewers signed Chris Carter as a free agent.

    2016 - The Washington Nationals signed free agent 2ndbaseman Daniel Murphy to a 3-year/$37.5 million contract.

    2017 - The Toronto Blue Jays signed Gavin Floyd as a free agent.

    2017 The Chicago White Sox claimed Willy Garcia from Pittsburgh Pirates on waivers.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 6...

    1859 - Shoch, George
    1864 - Knox, Andy
    1865 - Daly, Sun
    1870 - Sullivan, Joe
    1878 - Slattery, Jack

    1881 - Lake, Joe
    1882 - Cole, Willis
    1886 - Purtell, Billy

    1890 - Duncan, Vern
    1895 - Blackburn, Charlie
    1897 - Crouse, Buck

    1897 - Speece, By
    1900 - Beck, Clyde
    1902 - Barnes, Bob
    1903 - Eichrodt, Ike

    1903 - Holland, Mul
    1903 - Grant, George
    1912 - Warnock, Hal
    1915 - Workman, Chuck
    1915 - Ferrick, Tom
    1916 - Masi, Phil

    1918 - Zinser, Bill
    1920 - Wynn, Early

    1923 - Hardy, Red
    1926 - Branca, Ralph
    1928 - Lewandowski, Dan
    1931 - Tomanek, Dick
    1933 - Green, Lenny
    1933 - Walls, Lee
    1935 - Bauta, Ed
    1936 - Amaro, Ruben
    1940 - Jimenez, Elvio
    1950 - Staiger, Roy
    1951 - Gullett, Don
    1951 - Lovitto, Joe
    1952 - Adams, Bob
    1955 - Boyland, Doe
    1963 - Davidson, Bob
    1963 - Charlton, Norm
    1965 - DeJesus, Jose
    1969 - Morman, Alvin
    1970 - Naulty, Dan
    1971 - Moody, Eric
    1974 - Anderson, Marlon
    1982 - Bass, Brian
    1982 - Thorman, Scott
    1983 - Dolsi, Freddy
    1984 - Barthmaier, Jimmy
    1984 - Slama, Anthony
    1988 - Hall, Cody
    1991 - Gausman, Kevin
    1991 - Sampson, Keyvius
    1993 - Blackburn, Clayton

    Baseball Deaths on January 6...

    1894 - Sullivan, Marty
    1899 - Smith, John
    1916 - Cole, King
    1919 - Stenzel, Jake
    1932 - Sharrott, George
    1941 - O'Leary, Charley
    1951 - Camnitz, Harry
    1952 - Oberlin, Frank
    1957 - Abbaticchio, Ed
    1957 - Gallagher, Gil
    1967 - Walsh, Joe
    1967 - Haynes, Joe

    1969 - Rogge, Clint
    1969 - Viox, Jim
    1969 - Cheney, Larry
    1969 - Olmsted, Hank
    1977 - Miley, Mike
    1978 - Rego, Tony
    1981 - Stiely, Fred
    1982 - Post, Wally
    1984 - Lee, Billy
    1988 - Buxton, Ralph
    1990 - Anderson, Walter
    1991 - Wiggins, Alan
    1991 - Estalella, Bobby
    1997 - Donovan, Dick

    1998 - Miller, Ronnie
    1999 - Dunn, Jim
    2001 - Pressnell, Tot
    2001 - Poholsky, Tom
    2002 - Taylor, Fred
    2003 - Tatum, Jarvis
    2009 - B0ngiovanni, Nino
    2011-  de la Rosa, Francisco
    2011 - Duren, Ryne
    2017 - Jelks, Greg
    2017 - Sadowski, Bob







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