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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4525 on: January 07, 2018, 12:04:32 am »

    On January 7 in Baseball History...

    1920 - Babe Ruth, reacting to harsh comments made about him after his trade to the Yankees, tells the Boston Evening Standard "Frazee is not good enough to own any ball club, especially one in Boston." Recently, the Red Sox owner called his former player "one of the most selfish and inconsiderate men ever to put on a baseball uniform".

    1924 - The Indians trade catcher Steve O'Neill, second baseman Bill Wambsganns and pitcher Danny Boone to the Red Sox for first baseman George Burns, second baseman Chick Fewster and catcher Al Walters.

    1933 - Baseball commissioner Judge Landis voluntarily cuts his pay by forty percent. The action is seen as a precursor of all salaries being reduced during the depression years.

    1945 - During an argument over a disputed call, Roberto Ortiz viciously attacks Bernardino Rodriguez knocking the home plate umpire unconscious. The Almendares outfielder will be suspended from the Cuban League due to his violent behavior.

    1971 - The ruptured Achilles tendon of Reds center fielder Bobby Tolan brings an end to two sports seasons. Tolan suffers the injury while playing basketball for the Reds offseason squad. He misses the baseball season because of the injury and the Cincinnati front office orders the basketball team disbanded as a result.

    1985 - Lou Brock, the major leagues' all-time stolen base king, and Hoyt Wilhelm, who rewrote the record book on relief pitching, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA.

    1992 - Tom Seaver, one of the greatest starting pitchers of all time, and Rollie Fingers, who helped revolutionize the role of the relief pitcher, are elected to the Hall of Fame. Between the two of them, they won or saved 767 games: Seaver had 311 wins and one save, while Fingers had 114 wins and 341 saves.

    2005 - John Henry, the Red Sox owner, calls reserve first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz to discuss the possession of the game ball kept by the infielder after the last out of the World Series was made. Larry Lucchino, the Boston's club president, has made it clear he wants the team to have ownership of that historic ball, which now resides in the player's safe deposit box along with an Olympic ring.

    2005 - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announces Major League Baseball and the Players Association will donate $1 million to help the victims of last month’s Indian Ocean tsunami. According to the United Nations, a total of 229,866 people were lost, including 186,983 known dead and another 42,883 missing.

    2006 - Bob Watson, the former Yankee GM, receives the Jackie Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The honor is bestowed on the first black general manager in baseball history during the organization's Legacy Awards ceremonies in Kansas City.

    2007 - Randy Johnson agrees to a $26 million, two-year Diamondback deal, leaving only a physical and MLB approval to finalize his trade from the Yankees back to the desert. In exchange for the ‘Big Unit’, the Bronx Bombers will receive reliever Luis Vizcaino and minor league prospects right-handers Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) and Steven Jackson (RHP), and Alberto Gonzalez (INF).

    2008 - Duaner Sanchez signs an $850,000, one-year deal to stay with the Mets. The right-handed reliever, injured in a 2006 Atlanta cab accident, was used as the setup man for closer Billy Wagner prior to separating his throwing shoulder in the Atlanta accident.

    2009 - Jason Giambi agrees to a one-year $5.25 million deal to return to the A's, the franchise where he started his major league career. The 37-year old free-agent first baseman/DH, who celebrates a birthday tomorrow, joins the growing list of aging superstars - Frank Thomas, Mike Piazza, and Mike Sweeney - who have been used to fill the same role with Oakland in recent years.

    2009 - Selling the last of his remaining shares in the Pirates, Kevin McClatchy ends his 13-year relationship with the team. After local ownership failed to materialize in 1996, the former managing general partner made sure the struggling club would stay in Pittsburgh by finding shareholders and securing the cash needed to buy the franchise.

    2009 - The Reds retain the services of Jerry Hairston, Jr. signing their leadoff hitter to a $2 million, one-year deal. The 32-year-old versatile veteran played six positions last season and hit .326 appearing in 80 games for Cincinnati.

    2009 - Starting pitcher Koji Uehara, 33, agrees in principle to a two-year deal with the Orioles. The World Baseball Classic standout, formerly with the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants, has won the Sawamura Award twice as the top pitcher in Japan.

    2010 - The Royals sign 19-year old southpaw Noel Arguelles to a $7 million, five-year contract. The 6-foot-4 Cuban fireballer, who defected from his country at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Edmonton, got the victory in the Gold Medal game at the Pan American Junior Championships two seasons ago.

    2010 - The Mariners and Red Sox finalized their trade that brings Casey Kotchman to Seattle in exchange for outfielder Bill Hall, a player to be named and cash. The M's acquisition of the 26-year-old slick-fielding first baseman signals the departure of free-agent slugger Russell Branyan, who suffered from disk issue in his back late in the season last year.

    2011 - In an eight player trade, the Cubs send outfielder Sam Fuld and minor leaguers Christopher Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer, and Robinson Chirinos to the Rays to acquire starter Matt Garza. In addition to receiving the 27-year old right-hander, who compiled a 15-10 record last season that included a no-hitter, Chicago obtains outfielder Fernando Perez and minor league southpaw prospect Zachary Rosscup.

    2013 - The Texas Rangers signed free agent Lance Berkman to a 1 year/$11 million contract.

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

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves signed Jason Grilli as a free agent.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves signed Leyson Septimo as a free agent.

    2017 - The Kansas City Royals signed Al Alburquerque as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 7...

    1865 - Clarke, Dad
    1867 - Keefe, George
    1875 - Bransfield, Kitty
    1882 - Berger, Heinie
    1884 - Wilson, Willy
    1889 - Murphy, Leo
    1890 - Baichley, Grover
    1897 - Rigney, Topper
    1900 - Lord, Carlton
    1900 - Grabowski, Johnny

    1902 - Todd, Al
    1902 - Knox, Cliff
    1904 - Roe, Clay
    1905 - Grube, Frank

    1910 - McCarthy, Johnny
    1913 - Mize, Johnny
    1915 - Steiner, Red
    1916 - Butka, Ed
    1920 - Howell, Dixie
    1921 - Beard, Ted

    1922 - Dark, Alvin
    1924 - Pendleton, Jim
    1931 - Stewart, Bunky
    1931 - Semproch, Ray
    1935 - Schofield, Dick
    1938 - Whitfield, Fred
    1940 - Hannan, Jim
    1942 - Lefebvre, Jim
    1943 - Gray, Dave
    1944 - Calmus, Dick
    1945 - Conigliaro, Tony
    1946 - Keough, Joe

    1947 - Reid, Scott
    1950 - Grimsley, Ross
    1952 - Gorinski, Bob
    1952 - Capilla, Doug
    1958 - Diaz, Carlos
    1962 - Montgomery, Jeff
    1963 - Shipley, Craig
    1964 - Anderson, Allan
    1964 - Meads, Dave
    1967 - Maurer, Rob
    1969 - Hatcher, Chris
    1971 - Menechino, Frank
    1974 - Radlosky, Rob
    1975 - Toca, Jorge
    1976 - Gagne, Eric
    1976 - Soriano, Alfonso
    1978 - Mench. Kevin
    1982 - Pena, Brayan
    1982 - Rodriguez, Francisco
    1983 - Encarnacion, Edwin
    1984 - Corporan, Carlos
    1984 - Lester, John
    1985 - Garcia, Jose
    1987 - Bantz, Brandon
    1987 - Hudson. Kyle
    1988 - Chacin, Jhoulys
    1989 - Aumont, Phillippe
    1991 - Barnhart, Tucker
    1993 - Vieira, Thyago

    1997 - Albies, Ozzie

    Baseball Deaths on January 7...

    1913 - Boyle, Jack
    1929 - Daniels, Law
    1939 - Weeden, Bert
    1943 - Welch, Ted
    1944 - Mullin, George
    1954 - Schillings, Red
    1956 - Claire, Danny
    1957 - Crist, Ches
    1962 - Brennan, Ad
    1962 - Lerchen, Dutch
    1963 - Maggert, Harl
    1965 - Smith, George
    1970 - Elliott, Jumbo
    1971 - Rhyne, Hal

    1971 - Lee, Dud
    1978 - Burns, George
    1978 - Conley, Snipe
    1981 - Stein, Irv
    1982 - Falk, Chet
    1986 - Burns, Joe

    1990 - Thompson, Shag
    1995 - Thomas, Kite
    1998 - Moran, Hiker
    2002 - Marnie, Harry
    2003 - Albosta, Ed
    2005 - Boyles, Harry

    2011 - Borom, Red
    2011 - Vidal, Jose
    2013 - Cosman, Jim
    2017 - Champion, Bill





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