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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4475 on: November 09, 2017, 12:12:45 am »

    On November 9 in Baseball History...

    1937 - St. Louis Cardinals Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named National League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers.

    1950 - After twenty-one years with the club, Luke Appling is released by the White Sox allowing him to become the manager of the Memphis Chicks of the South Atlantic League.

    1950 - The Associated Press chooses Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer as Manager of the Year.

    1953 - Reaffirming its earlier position, the United States Supreme Court rules, 7-2, baseball is a sport and not a business. This decision exempts baseball from anti-trusts laws.

    1976 - Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career with 2,711 hits, 426 home runs, 1,475 RBI, and a .290 average.

    1977 - Reds outfielder George Foster wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Foster batted.320 and led the league in home runs (52), RBI (149), runs (124), total bases (388), and slugging percentage (.631).

    1982 - Robin Yount, who hit .331 for Milwaukee and led the league in hits (210), doubles (46), and slugging percentage (.578), is a unanimous choice as American League Most Valuable Player.

    1983 - University of Alabama's first baseman Dave Magadan wins the Golden Spike Award as the United States top amateur player. The Tampa, Florida native hit .535 in NCAA play.

    1993 - Giants outfielder Barry Bonds is voted the National League Most Valuable Player for the third time in four years. He joins Stan Musial, Roy Campanella, and Mike Schmidt as the National League's only three-time MVPs. In 1993, his first year in San Francisco, Bonds reached career highs with a .336 average, 46 home runs, 129 runs, and 123 RBI to help the Giants to 103 wins, although the team missed the National League West title by one game.

    1998 - Chicago pitcher Kerry Wood was voted the National League Rookie of the Year after going 13-6 with a 3.40 ERA and helping the Cubs to the playoffs.

    2000 - After posting the best record in baseball this season, Giant manager Dusty Baker is named by the BBWAA as the National League Manager of the Year. He joins Tony LaRussa (White Sox '83 and A's '88 and '92) as the only three-time winner of the award.

    2001 - After exercising Omar Daal's $4.5 million contract option for 2002 yesterday, the Phillies trade the right hander to the Dodgers for minor league pitchers Eric Junge and Jesus Cordero. Philadelphia acquired Daal along with Travis Lee, Nelson Figueroa and Vicente Padilla in the 2000 deal which sent Curt Schilling to the Diamondbacks.

    2002 - After a decade as the skipper in San Francisco, Dusty Baker signs a four years deal to pilot the Cubs. The three-time NL Manager of the Year compiled a 840-715 record during his ten-year tenure with the Giants.

    2004 - Hoping to fill the void created by Steve Stone’s resignation, the Cubs hire former Diamondback manager and current Fox television analyst Bob Brenly to broadcast games on WGN. After spending twenty years in the broadcast booth, Stone left Chicago after his on-air comments concerning the team’s swoon in the wild card race angered manager Dusty Baker and some of the players.

    2004 - After coming out of retirement to pitch for his home town team, Roger Clemens (18-4, 218, 2.98) becomes the oldest hurler to win the Cy Young Award. The 42-year old ‘Rocket’ has received the honor a record seven times and becomes the first to win the award with four different teams; Red Sox (1986-87, 1991), Blue Jays (1997-98), Yankees (2001) and the Astros (2004).

    2005 - After his annual address to major league general managers, Bud Selig tells reporters he favors revised congressional legislation that would suspend players for a half-season for using steroids. Also the commissioner, while admitting the postseason umpiring calls need to be examined, continued to state his opposition to use instant replay for baseball.

    2005 - Ozzie Guillen is selected as the American League's manager of the Year after guiding his team to a World Championship. The White Sox skipper joins his former field boss Bobby Cox, the NL's selection, as a recipient of the honor this season.

    2005 - After leading a very young Braves team to the East Division title, Bobby Cox is named the National League's Manager of the Year. The well-respected field boss becomes the first skipper, in either league, ever to win the award in consecutive years.

    2008 - Participants in a team-sponsored high school program aimed at helping Bronx youths pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction, along with a few players remove rain-soaked dirt from the former Yankee Stadium and bring it across the street to the team's new $1.3 billion field. The soil is then mixed with the new stadium's dirt around home plate and pitcher’s rubber which were also removed from the former site during the ceremony.

    2011 - In his native Venezuela, Wilson Ramos is kidnapped by gunpoint from his Santa Ines home. The 24-year old Nationals' catcher, after being held captive for two days, will be rescued unscathed after the exchange of heavy gun fire by the police results in the arrest of his five alleged abductors.

    2011 - The Chicago White Sox signed Jose Quintana as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 9...

    1857 - Breitenstein, Alonzo
    1858 - Wood, George
    1859 - Kearns, Tom
    1865 - Crooks, Jack
    1868 - Phillips, Bill
    1885 - Moore, Gene
    1886 - Maddox, Nick
    1888 - McGarr, Jim
    1897 - Hendrick, Harvey
    1897 - Gooch, Johnny
    1899 - Abrams, George
    1902 - Kelly, Mike
    1906 - Brickell, Fred
    1908 - Schalk, Roy

    1911 - Linke, Ed
    1915 - McCoy, Benny
    1916 - Lanfranconi, Walt
    1917 - Neighbors, Bob
    1919 - Priddy, Jerry
    1920 - Whitman, Dick
    1920 - Spragins, Homer
    1920 - Mueller, Bill
    1923 - Sepkowski, Ted
    1925 - Bruton, Bill
    1929 - Plarski, Don
    1931 - Herzog, Whitey
    1932 - Grob, Connie
    1933 - Witt, George
    1935 - Gibson, Bob
    1940 - Loun, Don
    1944 - Severinsen, Al
    1952 - Williams, Rick
    1952 - Wehrmeister, Dave
    1954 - Greene, Al
    1955 - Cox, Jeff

    1958 - Higuera, Teddy
    1962 - James, Dion
    1964 - Mmahat, Kevin
    1968 - Carter, Andy
    1969 - Miranda, Angel
    1970 - Ogea, Chad
    1971 - Sauerbeck, Scott
    1971 - Nunnally, Jon
    1974 - D'Amico, Jeff
    1974 - Rosado, Jose
    1974 - Graterol, Beiker
    1977 - Bergeron, Peter
    1978 - Self, Todd
    1978 - Standridge, Jason
    1979 - Bush, David
    1979 - Dunn, Adam

    1981 - James, Chuck
    1983 - Barnette, Tony
    1984 - Zumaya, Joel
    1988 - Casali, Curt
    1988 - Neal, Zach
    1991 - Knapp, Andrew
    1992 - Bird, Greg

    Baseball Deaths on November 9...

    1887 - Riley, Billy
    1890 - Lillie, Jim
    1895 - Joyce, George
    1914 - Green, Danny
    1915 - Johnson, Otis
    1931 - Fulmer, Chris
    1934 - Grey, Reddy
    1935 - DeVogt, Rex
    1936 - Stimson, Carl
    1936 - Stellberger, Bill
    1941 - Worden, Fred
    1956 - Hunter, Lem
    1958 - Meinert, Walt
    1960 - Nixon, Al
    1970 - Maple, Howard
    1971 - Dreesen, Bill
    1976 - Culloton, Bud
    1977 - Haney, Fred
    1977 - Ogden, Jack
    1978 - Gerkin, Steve
    1987 - Cihocki, Ed
    1988 - Weiland, Bob
    2006 - Del Savio, Garton
    2011 - McCoy, Benny
    2014 - Moore, Kelvin
    2015 - Hanson, Tommy
    2016 - Nixon, Russ



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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4476 on: November 10, 2017, 12:23:37 am »

    On November 10 in Baseball History...

    1919 - Clark Griffith becomes a club owner, along with William Richardson, and president when he buys a controlling interest in the Washington Senators. Unable to get financial help from the American League, he mortgages his ranch in Montana to secure the needed cash.

    1950 - After nine years at the helm, the Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau amid howls of fan protest. Although Boudreau's overall winning percentage is a moderate .529, he won 92 games in a fourth-place finish. Al Lopez, who has piloted Double-A Minneapolis since l948, takes over with a two-year contract.

    1950 - Seventeen months after nearly being mortally wounded by an obsessed fan's rifle shot to the chest, Eddie Waitkus is named the Comeback Player of the Year by the Associated Press. The Phillies' infielder hit .284 this season and continued to be one of the best fielding first basemen in the league.

    1953 - The Giants end their tour of Japan. It is reported that each player received just $331 of the $3,000 they were promised.

    1964 - The Braves sign a twenty-five year lease to play in the newly constructed Atlanta Stadium and will play there until the team moves next door to Turner Field in 1997. The ballpark, which becomes officially known Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1975, will affectionally be called the 'Launching Pad' due to the ease home runs were hit due to its location on foothills of the Appalachian Mountains being 1,000 feet above sea level.

    1965 - Willie Mays, with 52 home runs and 112 RBI, is named National League Most Valuable Player. Mays receives 224 votes to 177 for Sandy Koufax, who had a 2.04 ERA, won 26 games, allowed just 5.79 hits per game, and struck out 382.

    1978 - The Yankees trade southpaws Sparky Lyle, the 1977 Cy Young Award recipient, and Dave Rajsich along with righty Larry McCall, infielder Domingo Ramos, catcher Mike Heath and $400,000 to the Rangers for lefties Dave Righetti and Paul Mirabella, right-hander Mike Griffin and outfielder Juan Beniquez. The deal makes Yankee teammate Graig Nettles's in-season quip that the closer had gone "from Cy Young to sayonara" a reality.

    1987 - In the closest vote in the award's history, Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win the National League Cy Young Award. Bedrosian is the third reliever ever to win the award in the National League.

    1988 - Dodgers' hurler Orel Hershiser (23-8, 2.26) becomes the ninth pitcher in National League history to win the Cy Young award unanimously as the 'Bulldog' receives all twenty-four first place votes from the sportswriters. The 29 year-old right-hander is the only player to win the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP Award, and the World Series MVP Award during the same season.

    1997 - Roger Clemens becomes the first American League pitcher to win the Cy Young Award four times. Clemens, the first pitcher since Hal Newhouser in 1945 to win the pitching Triple Crown in the American League, led the league in wins (21), strikeouts (292), and ERA (2.05) in his first year with Toronto. Clemens won his first three Cy Young Awards with the Red Sox in 1986, 1987, and 1991.

    1998 - Oakland outfielder Ben Grieve is named the American League Rookie of the Year.

    2003 - Dontrelle Willis (14-6, 3.30), the only player in either league listed on every ballot, wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. The 21 year-old Marlins starter is named first on 17 of the 32 ballots cast by the writers with Brewer outfielder Scott Podsednik [8] and Diamondback right-hander Brandon Webb [7] receiving the other first-place votes.

    2004 - After piloting the Rangers (89-73) to an 18 game improvement from the previous season, Buck Showalter wins his second American League Manager of the Year Award. The former Yankee manager also copped the honor in 1994.

    2004 - The BBWAA selects Bobby Cox as the National League Manager of the Year. Although the team loses Greg Maddux, Gary Sheffield, Javy Lopez and Vinny Castilla to free agency, the Braves (96-58) still capture their 13th straight, and unexpected, division flag.

    2005 - Chris Carpenter (21-5, 2.83) is elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America as the NL Cy Young Award winner. The Cardinal right-hander, who has been sidelined with injuries during the past two seasons, outpoints Marlins southpaw Dontrelle Willis (22-10, 2.63) becoming the first Redbird to cop the honor since Bob Gibson was selected in 1970.

    2006 - In the first big move of the off season, the Tigers trade three talented pitching prospects, Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan and Anthony Claggett, to the Yankees for Gary Sheffield. The deal, which includes a two-year, $28 million contract extension through 2009, reunites the outfield slugger with his 1997 World Series champion Marlins general manager (Dave Dombrowski) and field manager (Jim Leyland).

    2008 - Evan Longoria (.272, 27, 85), the unanimous choice of the BBWAA, wins the American League Rookie of the Year award. The Rays' slugging third baseman becomes the first player in franchise history to win a major postseason award.

    2008 - Garnering 31 of 32 first-place votes, Cubs' freshman Geovany Soto (.285, 23, 86) wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. The 25-year old catcher becomes the first backstop to be selected since Mike Piazza won the honor playing for the Dodgers in 1993.

    2010 - At the age of 75, legendary Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus dies at his home after suffering a heart attack. The 2008 Ford C. Frick award recipient and Seattle's only representative in baseball's Hall of Fame, best known for trademark calls of "My Oh My" and "It will fly away", called all but 101 of the 5,385 games for 34 seasons that the team has played, including the very first pitch in franchise history thrown by Diego Segui in 1977.

    2010 - The A's acquire David DeJesus from the Royals for right-hander Vin Mazzaro and minor league southpaw prospect Justin Marks. The 30-year old corner outfielder missed the last two months of the season due to surgery on his right thumb.

    2010 - For the first time since the glory days of the 'Big Red Machine', Cincinnati has more than one Gold Glove winner in a season when third baseman Scott Rolen, second baseman Brandon Phillips, and pitcher Bronson Arroyo are recognized for their fielding prowess. For four consecutive seasons, from 1974-77, catcher Johnny Bench, second baseman Joe Morgan, shortstop Dave Concepcion and center fielder Cesar Geronimo were routinely selected by the managers and coaches as the top defensive players in their positions.

    2012 - The Nationals announce Davey Johnson will return for one more season as the team's manager. The 69 year-old skipper, who led Washington to their first NL East title with a franchise-high 98 victories, will become a consultant for the club in 2014.

    2012 - R.A. Dickey receives the 21st annual Rotary Club of Denver's Branch Rickey Award, an honor for given to just one of the 30 nominees selected from each major league team for their humanitarian service off the field. Prior to the start of the season, the Mets' 38 year-old knuckleballer climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, helping to raise more than $100,000 to help the the Bombay Teen organization rescue young women from forced prostitution in India.

    2014 - Receiving all 30 first-place votes cast by the BBWAA, Jose Abreu (.317, 36, 107) is unanimously named the American League Rookie of the Year. The 27 year-old first baseman joins Ozzie Guillen (1985), Ron Kittle (1983), Tommie Agee (1966), Gary Peters (1963) and Luis Aparicio (1956) as the sixth White Sox player to win the prestigious freshman award since its inception in 1947.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 10...

    1857 - Whitney, Jim
    1866 - Carney, John
    1867 - Earle, Billy
    1867 - Roat, Fred
    1873 - Lush, Billy
    1873 - McGill, Willie
    1878 - Morgan, Cy
    1879 - Cook, Jim
    1881 - Hoey, Jack
    1881 - Wheeler, George
    1886 - Riley, Jim
    1886 - Gainer, Del
    1888 - Hunt, Ben
    1890 - Eayrs, Eddie
    1892 - Park, Jim
    1895 - Fewster, Chick
    1895 - Parks, Slicker
    1896 - Dykes, Jimmy
    1903 - Blackerby, George

    1912 - Tebbetts, Birdie
    1914 - Fleitas, Angel
    1919 - Feldman, Harry
    1920 - Kerns, Russ
    1922 - Lipon, Johnny
    1923 - Ermer, Cal
    1925 - Ruszkowski, Hank
    1926 - Mauro, Carmen
    1930 - King, Chick
    1930 - Conley, Gene
    1934 - Cash, Norm

    1945 - Southworth, Bill
    1951 - Vail, Mike
    1953 - Christenson, Larry
    1953 - Thormodsgard, Paul
    1953 - Parrish, Larry
    1954 - Stanley, Bob
    1955 - Clark, Jack
    1957 - Twitty, Jeff
    1961 - Ouellette, Phil
    1963 - Thomas, Andres
    1964 - Noboa, Junior
    1964 - Holman, Shawn
    1964 - Rogers, Kenny
    1964 - Lockhart, Keith
    1971 - Huskey, Butch
    1972 - LaRocca, Greg
    1972 - Green, Shawn
    1974 - Bowie, Micah
    1977 - Cepicky, Matt
    1978 - DePaula, Jorge
    1981 - Blanco, Tony
    1981 - Valdez, Merkin
    1982 - Pagnozzi, Matt
    1983 - Dinkelman, Brian
    1983 - Mattheus, Ryan
    1986 - Thames, Eric
    1988 - Segedin, Rob
    1989 - Choice, Michael
    1989 - Magill, Matt

    Baseball Deaths on November 10...

    1888 - Glenn, John
    1896 - Ritz, Jim
    1914 - Reitz, Heinie
    1914 - Heinzman, Jack
    1926 - Cattanach, John
    1926 - Pinkney, George
    1926 - Flanagan, Ed
    1929 - Baldwin, Mark
    1937 - Andrus, Fred
    1938 - Spencer, Chet
    1969 - Swentor, Augie
    1969 - Duff, Larry

    1969 - Foss, George
    1972 - Nicholson, Frank
    1973 - Grigsby, Denver
    1973 - Hitt, Bruce
    1974 - Simons, Mel

    1974 - Paschal, Ben
    1981 - Lagger, Ed
    1990 - Monteagudo, Aurelio

    1992 - Connors, Chuck

    1998 - Newhouser, Hal
    2002 - Raffensberger, Ken




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« Reply #4477 on: November 11, 2017, 12:00:18 am »

    On November 11 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 11...

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

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

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

    1963 - Quinones, Rey
    1964 - Hernandez, Roberto

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

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

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

    Baseball Deaths on November 11...

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

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

    2011 - Lea, Charlie
    2011 - Strincevich, Nick





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« Reply #4478 on: November 12, 2017, 12:51:06 am »

    On November 12 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 12...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Deaths on November 12...

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

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

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





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« Reply #4479 on: November 13, 2017, 12:15:47 am »

    On November 13 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 13...

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Deaths on November 13...

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

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

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




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« Reply #4480 on: November 14, 2017, 01:51:56 am »

    On November 14 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 14...

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Deaths on November 14...

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

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    On November 15 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 15...

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

    1881 - Schulte, Jack
    1884 - Kelly, Red

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Deaths on November 15...

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

    1929 - Nash, Billy
    1934 - Reilly, Barney

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

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

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

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






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« Reply #4482 on: November 16, 2017, 12:01:10 am »

    On November 16 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 16...

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Deaths on November 16...

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

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

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

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

    2010 - White, Elder
    2014 - Douglas, Whammy





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    On November 17 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 17...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Deaths on November 17...

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

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

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






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    On November 18 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 18...

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Deaths on November 18...

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

    2004 - Baldwin, Frank




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