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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4525 on: December 31, 2017, 12:03:43 am »

    On December 31 in Baseball History...

    1878 - A reported eight million bats are sold in the United States. With a population estimated at approximately 48 million, an average of one out of every six Americans owns a bat.

    1897 - At the age of 38, Charles H. Ebbets gains a controlling interest of eighty-percent of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Under his ownership which will last until his death in 1925, the team will post a mediocre 1914-2088 (.478) record, but will win four National League Championships during the ensuing 27 seasons.

    1914 - Ban Johnson's efforts to strengthen the New York Yankees succeed when he arranges the purchase of the team by Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Cap Huston for $460,000. The new owners will name longtime Detroit pitcher Bill Donovan as manager.

    1918 - Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager following the team's skid to fifth place. Gleason will win the American League pennant as a rookie skipper, but it will be tarnished by the improprieties of eight members of the Black Sox in the 1919 World Series.

    1949 - The 1940's came to a close without any new ML ballparks being built. No parks were built between 1939 (Cleveland) and 1953 (Milwaukee).

    1962 - The State of Ohio drops its suit against the Reds change in ownership when Bill DeWitt declares in writing the team will stay in Cincinnati for ten years. The new owner claims to never have plans on moving the team, but legal measures were taken when suspicions abounded after he obtained the team from the Crosley Foundation for below market value.

    1966 - After fifteen years with the Braves, Eddie Mathews along with Sandy Alomar, Sr. and Arnie Umbach, is traded to the Astros in exchange for outfielder Dave Nicholson and RHP Bob Bruce. The future Hall of Fame third baseman is the only person to play for the Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves.

    1972 - A plane carrying Roberto Clemente to Nicaragua on a mercy mission for earthquake victims crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. Clemente, who batted .317 in eighteen seasons with the Pirates, is dead at age thirty-eight.

    1974 - The Yankees sign Catfish Hunter to a five-year contract worth a reported $3.75 million. This is triple the salary of any other major league player.

    1979 - The Basic Agreement between players and owners expires, precipitating more than 19 months of bitter negotiations, culminating in the 1981 player strike.

    1984 - Despite six weeks of negotiations, the Basic Agreement between the players and owners that was reached after the 1981 strike expires. The players are now seeking increased contributions to their pension plan from the clubs' additional television revenues, while the owners are hoping to slow the rapid growth of player salaries.

    1990 - A's third baseman Carney Lansford is seriously injured in a snowmobile accident near his ranch in Baker, Oregon. The 33 year-old all-star infielder, who suffered severe ligament damage in his left knee as a result of the mishap, will only appear in five games next season.

    2004 - After the Devil Rays decline his 2005 $8 million contract option, Tino Martinez (.262, 23, 76) signs a one-year, $3 million contract to rejoin the Yankees. The popular 37-year old first baseman, acquired as insurance in the event Jason Giambi’s (the player who replaced him) health continues to fail, played in the Bronx from 1996-2001.

    2008 - The Angels agree to a two-year, $17.5 million deal with free-agent Brian Fuentes. The 33-year old left-handed reliever, who had 30 saves for the Rockies last season, will replace Francisco Rodriguez as the closer for the American League West champions.

    2008 - Deciding not to shift shortstop Jhonny Peralta to third with Asdrubal Cabrera moving from second to short, the Indians acquire Mark DeRosa from the Cubs to be their everyday third baseman. To get the 33-year old infielder, the Tribe sends minor league pitching prospects Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer and John Gaub to Chicago.

    2009 - The Cubs agree to a $15 million, three-year deal with Texas free-agent Marlon Byrd (283, 20, 89) to fill the void in the outfield created when an agitated Milton Bradley was traded to Seattle. Chicago's new outfielder will patrol centerfield replacing Kosuke Fukudome, who will move over to right field.

    2009 - The Red Sox, a team which has tried seven regular shortstops since trading Nomar Garciaparra to Chicago in 2004, sign Marco Scutaro to a deal that guarantees the 34-year old infielder to a $12.5, million, two-year deal to fill the void. The former utility player with the Mets and A's had a career year last season for the Blue Jays after becoming their everyday shortstop with Toronto in 2008.

    2011 - The Chicago White Sox traded Carlos Quentin to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez.

    2013 - The Houston Astros signed Jesse Crain as a free agent.

    2015 - The Miami Marlins signed Moises Sierra as a free agent

    Baseball Birthdays on December 31...

    1842 - Berry, Tom
    1852 - Metcalf, Al
    1857 - Kelly, King
    1861 - Goldsby, Walt
    1863 - Sweeney, Pete
    1880 - Beebe, Fred
    1884 - Byrne, Bobby

    1891 - Flanagan, Charlie
    1894 - Berry, Joe
    1900 - Murray, Jim
    1900 - Johnson, Syl
    1918 - Dantonio, Fats
    1918 - Lakeman, Al
    1919 - Christopher, Loyd
    1919 - Byrne, Tommy
    1924 - Gray, Ted

    1933 - Rowe, Ken
    1947 - Muniz, Manny
    1951 - Simpson, Joe
    1953 - Baez, Jose
    1955 - Tracy, Jim
    1961 - Nixon, Donell
    1961 - Aguilera, Rick
    1961 - Engel, Steve
    1965 - Campusano, Sil
    1971 - Loaiza, Esteban

    1971 - Moehler, Brian
    1977 - Reitsma, Chris
    1980 - Carlson, Jesse
    1982 - Belisario, Ronald

    1982 - DePaula, Julio
    1985 - Reed, Evan
    1986 - Freiman, Nate
    1988 - Colome, Alex
    1989 - Herrera, Kelvin

    Baseball Deaths on December 31...

    1896 - Graham, Barney
    1898 - Duke, Martin
    1903 - McGuckin, Joe
    1905 - Bonner, Frank
    1907 - Flynn, Jocko
    1912 - Sprague, Charlie
    1914 - Farrow, John
    1914 - O'Brien, John
    1915 - O'Neill, Tip
    1925 - Sullivan, Denny
    1927 - Sharrott, Jack
    1936 - Casey, Doc
    1944 - Chappelle, Bill
    1954 - Raftery, Tom
    1955 - Brown, Clint

    1958 - Doyle, Jack
    1961 - Lieber, Dutch
    1962 - Mamaux, Al
    1962 - Mason, Del
    1963 - Barnes, Junie
    1963 - Batsch, Bill
    1964 - Wallace, Doc
    1964 - Byrne, Bobby
(died on his 80th birthday)
    1964 - Rollings, Red
    1967 - Hodge, Clarence "Shovel"

    1972 - Clemente, Roberto
    1978 - Davis, Tod
    1980 - Shawkey, Bob
    1988 - Flowers, Wes
    1994 - Shepard, Jack
    1996 - Narron, Sam
    1999 - Bearnarth, Larry
    1999 - Kimberlin, Harry
    2000 - Dorish, Harry

    2003 - West, Max
    2004 - Cozart, Charlie
    2006 - Breeding, Marv
    2015 - Rapp, Vern





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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4526 on: January 01, 2018, 12:00:38 am »

    On January 1 in Baseball History...

    1923 - Having promised his fans and former teammates he'd live to see 1923, Wee Willie Keeler dies on New Year's Day of that year as a result of heart failure. The diminutive fine-hitting Hall of Fame outfielder, who played for the National League's Superbas (Dodgers), Orioles, and Giants and the Highlanders (Yankees) of the American League, is credited with the baseball axiom, "Keep your eye clear, and hit 'em where they ain't".

    1927 - The Robins announce outfielder Zack Wheat, after 18 consecutive seasons with the club, has been released. The future Hall of Famer, who led the National League in hitting in 1918 with a .335 batting average, will hit .324 in 88 games for Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's this season and will finish his career with a lifetime mark of .318.

    1929 - Jim Bell becomes the first player to hit three home runs in a professional game in Cuba. The Cienfuegos third baseman accomplishes the feat in a 15-11 victory over Havana at Alda Park.

    1940 - In a decision which foreshadows a major blow to Detroit's farm system, Kenesaw Mountain Landis voids the last month's trade which would have sent Tiger hurler George Coffman and second baseman Benny McCoy to the A's for outfielder Wally Moses. The commissioner declares McCoy a free agent because the infielder was hidden from other teams, and in two weeks baseball's first czar will also grant free agency to another 87 of the club's farm hands due to their concealment in the minor leagues.

    1941 - In an effort to support the U.S. mobilization effort, Babe Ruth spends $50,000 for defense bonds. The Yankee legend's purchase is the maximum amount allowed by law for one person.

    1943 - Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown and is admitted to St. Francis hospital for rest and treatment. He will be released in time to go to Hot Springs, Arkansas, to get in shape for the baseball season.

    1961 - The ballpark at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues in Detroit is officially renamed Tiger Stadium. The facility, which opened in 1912, was originally known as Navin Field, named for team owner Frank Navin before becoming Briggs Stadium in 1938, reflecting the expansion efforts of Walter Briggs, who increased the yard's capacity to 53,000 under his ownership by double-decking the stands in left field.

    1970 - Chub Feeney begins his 16-year presidency of the National League taking over for Warren Giles, who held the position for 18 years. The Dartmouth College graduate, the grandson of Charles Stoneham, the late owner of the Giants, once served as the team's batboy.

    1974 - Succeeding the retiring Joe Cronin, Lee MacPhail takes over as American League president and will serve in this role until 1984. MacPhail will join his dad, Larry, as a member of the Hall of Fame in 1998.

    1977 - At the age of 30, former major league reliever Danny Frisella is tragically killed in a dune-buggy accident in Arizona. The right-hander, best known for his first six seasons with the Mets, compiled a 34-40 won-loss record along with 57 saves and a 3.37 ERA during his ten-year tenure in the National League.

    1979 - Lorinda de Roulet replaces the very unpopular M. Donald Grant as the Mets' Chairman of the Board. The daughter of team founder Joan Payson will be best remembered for "Mettle", a straw-hat clad live mule who she designated to be the club's mascot.

    1982 - Civic Center Busch Memorial Stadium which replaced Sportman's Park as the Cardinals' home in 1966 will now be known simply as Busch Stadium. The ballpark is named for the Busch family of Anheuser-Busch, the team's owner who championed the construction of a new stadium in St. Louis.

    2008 - The Dodgers begin the celebration of their 50th year in Los Angeles by participating in the 119th annual Tournament of Roses Parade. The team’s float features current and former players as well as organist Nancy Bea Hefley and Vin Scully, the club’s broadcaster since 1950.

    2012 - The Chicago White Sox traded Jason Frasor to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Myles Jaye and Daniel Webb.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves traded David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve to the New York Yankees in exchange for Manny Banuelos.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 1...

    1844 - Berthrong, Harry
    1855 - Mansell, Tom
    1855 - McGunnigle, Bill
    1857 - Keefe, Tim
    1858 - Nicol, Hugh
    1865 - Murray, Miah
    1868 - Zearfoss, Dave
    1869 - Connaughton, Frank
    1870 - Jones, Bumpus
    1873 - Donovan, Tom
    1874 - Garvin, Ned

    1876 - Martin, Joe
    1880 - Rothgeb, Claude
    1880 - Livingstone, Jake
    1881 - Bell, Rudy
    1882 - Bruckmiller, Andy
    1882 - Murphy, Howard
    1884 - Downey, Tom
    1888 - Meyer, Benny
    1890 - Schmutz, Charlie
    1893 - Fuller, Frank
    1894 - Miller, Hack
    1897 - Swartz, Monty
    1900 - Kearns, Teddy
    1900 - Stokes, Al
    1904 - Allen, Ethan
    1910 - Devens, Charlie
    1911 - Greenberg, Hank
    1912 - Moran, Hiker
    1919 - Robertson, Sherry
    1921 - Lint, Royce
    1924 - Bishop, Charlie
    1924 - Torgeson, Earl

    1927 - Scheib, Carl
    1931 - Castleman, Foster
    1933 - Host, Gene
    1942 - Bethea, Bill
    1948 - Bobb, Randy
    1953 - Jones, Lynn
    1954 - Pittman, Joe
    1955 - Owchinko, Bob
    1955 - Hoyt, La Marr

    1969 - Rivera, Roberto
    1970 - Wilson, Gary
    1972 - Roque, Rafael
    1974 - Beirne, Kevin

    1975 - Tatis, Fernando
    1980 - Holliday, Matt
    1984 - Wagner, Neil
    1986 - Hagadone, Nick
    1988 - Keuchel, Dallas
    1989 - Parker, Jarrett
    1990 - Avery, Xavier

    Baseball Deaths on January 1...

    1904 - Radbourn, George
    1905 - Malone, Fergy
    1912 - Gilbert, Pete
    1919 - Curtis, Gene
    1921 - Winkleman, George
    1923 - Keeler, Willie
    1925 - Simon, Hank
    1932 - Parrott, Tom
    1949 - Rasmussen, Hans
    1953 - McWeeny, Doug

    1960 - Stone, Tige
    1966 - Dugey, Oscar
    1967 - Brown, Lindsay
    1971 - Rice, Harry
    1971 - Lotz, Joe
    1974 - Smith, Jimmy
    1977 - Frisella, Danny
    1986 - Hall, Bill
    1987 - Maun, Ernie
    1990 - Hill, Carmen
    1992 - Stanton, Buck
    1999 - Dondero, Len
    2000 - Spognardi, Andy
    2004 - Stoneham, John

    2006 - Lindblad, Paul
    2007 - Koy, Ernie
    2008 - Daniel, Chuck
    2011 - Rice, John




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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4527 on: January 02, 2018, 12:04:09 am »

    On January 2 in Baseball History...

    1879 - The Northwestern League, a minor league, is organized in Rockford, Illinois. The circuit, that will be defunct before the season ends, includes teams from Davenport, Omaha, Dubuque and Rockford.

    1911 - Brooklyn Dodgers president Charles Ebbets announces he has purchased grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000. During the year he will ease his pinched financial condition by selling half the team to Ed and Steve McKeever.

    1912 - Charles Ebbets announces the purchase of 4.5 acres of land in the Pigtown section of Brooklyn to build an 18,000-seat concrete and steel stadium. The location selected for his new ballpark, which will be the home of the Dodgers until 1957, is presently a neighborhood which consists of deplorable housing with piles of garbage everywhere.

    1918 - Brooklyn sends outfielder Casey Stengel and infielder George Cutshaw to Pittsburgh for pitchers Burleigh Grimes and Al Mamaux, plus infielder Chuck Ward.

    1940 - With Mayor Fiorello La Guardia on hand, Lou Gehrig is sworn in as a member of the New York City Parole Commission. Although the term is for ten years, the former Yankee slugger will eventually become too ill even to sign his name and will ask for a leave of absence next year.

    1946 - The Senators sell pitcher Alex Carrasquel and shortstop Fred Vaughn to the White Sox.

    1977 - Ted Turner is suspended for one year by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn due to tampering charges in the free-agency signing of Gary Matthews. The Braves' owner, an accomplished sailor, uses his free time to pursue another goal, winning the this year's America's Cup which he accomplishes in September.

    1986 - Bill Veeck, the former owner of the Browns, White Sox and Indians, dies of cardiac arrest in Chicago. In addition to being well-known for his promotions and ideas, which included a pinch-hitting midget, an exploding scoreboard and putting players' name on the back of their uniforms, the innovative Hall of Famer is also responsible for breaking the color barrier in the American League signing Larry Doby to play for the Indians in 1947.

    1992 - Former Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola signs with the Red Sox as a free agent. The southpaw, who will injure his arm and undergo 'Tommy John' surgery while in Boston, will post a 25-21 record during his three seasons with the team.

    1996 - The Red Sox sign free-agent hurler Jamie Moyer. The 33-year old southpaw will compile a 7-1 record for Boston before being traded in July to Seattle, where he will enjoy a pair of 20-game victory seasons en route to winning over 100 games during his 11-year tenure with the Mariners.

    2003 - Due to a conflict with the major league schedule, the annual Hall of Fame game, which has been held the day after new members are inducted since its inception, will now take place on a different weekend. This year's contest between the Phillies and Devil Rays will be played on June 16, five weeks prior to the July 27 induction ceremonies at Cooperstown.

    2013 - Avoiding arbitration, the Rays announced the team has reached an agreement with left-handed starter David Price on a one-year deal, worth $10.1125 million. The 27 year-old American League Cy Young Award winner, who finished with a 20-5 record with a 2.56 ERA last season, earned $4.35 million playing for the third-place Tampa Bay club.

    2013 - The Chicago Cubs signed Edwin Jackson as a free agent.

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

   2017 - The Cincinnati Reds signed Deunte Heath as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 2...

    1854 - Crane, Sam
    1856 - Farrell, Jack
    1857 - Murphy, Pat
    1858 - Neagle, Jack
    1871 - Saylor, Phil
    1872 - Rising, Pop
    1885 - Autry, Chick
    1886 - Melter, Steve
    1888 - LaRoss, Harry
    1891 - Lotz, Joe
    1892 - Kopp, Merlin
    1892 - Boehler, George
    1892 - Kibble, Jack
    1893 - Altenburg, Jesse
    1894 - Wagner, Bill
    1902 - Jacobs, Ray
    1902 - Dumovich, Nick
    1905 - Whitney, Pinky
    1907 - Gullic, Ted
    1907 - Kress, Red

    1909 - Reis, Bobby
    1919 - Harman, Bill
    1920 - Dapper, Cliff
    1926 - Hollmig, Stan
    1929 - Wolfe, Ed
    1933 - Oster, Bill
    1946 - Ruberto, Sonny
    1951 - Madlock, Bill
    1951 - Essian, Jim
    1951 - Stillman, Royle

    1952 - Heydeman, Greg
    1963 - Martinez, Edgar
    1963 - Cone, David
    1964 - Ward, Colby
    1965 - Swindell, Greg
    1970 - Clayton, Royce

    1971 - Greene, Rick
    1972 - Stephenson, Garrett
    1973 - Metcalfe, Mike
    1975 - Suppan, Jeff
    1977 - Izquierdo, Hansel
    1977 - Proctor, Scott
    1981 - Garko, Ryan
    1983 - Martin, J. D.
    1987 - Sapplet, David
    1988 - Barrett, Aaron
    1988 - Fornataro, Eric
    1994 - Jorge, Felix

    Baseball Deaths on January 2...

    1909 - Quinn, Paddy
    1928 - Hines, Hunkey
    1929 - Lyons, Denny
    1933 - Gleason, Kid

    1947 - Koukalik, Joe
    1959 - James, Bert
    1960 - Gables, Ken
    1965 - Stephens, Jim
    1968 - Warren, Tommy
    1972 - Crawford, Glenn
    1974 - Slade, Gordon
    1975 - Poole, Jim
    1976 - Kraus, Jack
    1977 - Wilson, Max
    1978 - Estrada, Oscar
    1980 - Lees, George
    1980 - Hogan, Kenny
    1986 - Finley, Bob
    1986 - Veeck, Bill

    1987 - Upton, Bill
    1987 - Moreno, Julio
    1990 - Beckmann, Bill
    1994 - Smith, Eddie
    1995 - Elston, Don
    2003 - Metheny, Bud
    2004 - Hopkins, Paul
    2008 - Staley, Gerry

    2012 - Koplitz, Howie
    2017 - Spencer, Daryl




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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4528 on: January 03, 2018, 12:04:02 am »

On January 3 in Baseball History...

1920 - The New York Yankees purchase the contract of pitcher Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for $125,000 and a $350,000 loan against the mortgage on Fenway Park. The "official" annoucement of the sale is delayed until January 5 due to Ruth's contractual demands.

1943 - In a surprising move, Uncle Sam decides to draft 37-year old Yankee right-hander Red Ruffing into the Army. As a 15-year old, the future Hall of Famer lost four toes on his left foot in a mining accident in Coalton, Illinois .

1946 -  The Tigers trade first baseman Rudy York to the Red Sox for infielder Eddie Lake. Lake will replace Skeeter Webb at shortstop, having two solid defensive years with Detroit before a broken finger relegates him to a utility role on the team, and York's offensive output, which includes 119 RBIs, will help to propel Boston to the American League pennant.

1961 - Frank 'Trader' Lane assumes the post as the Kansas City A's general manager and executive vice president. The former GM of the Indians will be best remembered by Cleveland fans for his controversial swap last season of popular outfielder Rocky Colavito to the Tigers in exchange for Harvey Kuenn.

1962 - Adjacent to Colt Stadium, where the Colt .45s will play the first three seasons of their existence, construction begins on the Harris County Domed Stadium. The ballpark, the first enclosed ‘outdoor sport’ venue, will become known as the Astrodome, and will be dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World".

1973 -  Heading a limited partnership that includes Lester Crown, John DeLorean and Nelson Bunker Hunt, George Steinbrenner, a Tampa ship builder purchases the Yankees from CBS. 'The Boss' will become a well-known owner due to his pursuit of expensive talent, well-publicized feuds with players and baseball's brass, and the frequent firing of GMs and managers.

1974 - The Yankees sign Bill Virdon as the team's manager. Although the former Pirate skipper will manage for two years in New York, he will never win a game at Yankee Stadium because the Bronx Bombers will play their home games at Shea due to renovations at the stadium.

1977 - The Royals release pitcher Lindy McDaniel, ending his career after 21 years. He had appeared in 987 games.

1977 - Joining Harry Caray, Jimmy Piersall, and Lorn Brown in the White Sox broadcast booth, Mary Shane becomes the first female announcer to do play-by-play for a major league team on a regular basis. Her contract will not be renewed at the of the season.

1982 - While being driven to the airport by his brother Billy, Tony Conigliaro, four days shy of his 37th birthday, suffers a massive heart attack and shortly afterward lapses into a coma following a stroke. The former Red Sox outfielder, who had been in Boston to interview for a broadcasting job with the team, will remain unresponsive until his death in 1990.

2001 - The Astros sign free-agent hurler Kent Bottenfield to a one-year contract. The 32-year old right-hander, who started last season with the Angels after being traded by the Cardinals with Adam Kennedy for Jim Edmonds, will post a 2-5 record for Houston in his last season in the big leagues.

2005 -  Bud Selig okays the trade which will send Shawn Green to the Diamondbacks if Arizona and the outfielder can come to terms on a contract extension within 72 hours. The commissioner’s approval is necessary because the Dodgers will pay $8 million to help offset Green’s current contract if the deal is finalized.

2005 - Commissioner Bud Selig approves the potential trade of Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson to the Yankees in exchange for Javier Vazquez, Dioner Navarro, Brad Halsey and $9 million. Arizona will likely include Navarro and much of the cash to the Dodgers to obtain Shawn Green, another deal approved today by the commissioner’s office.

2005 - Hoping to make the team appeal to a broader marketplace, the Angels announce the franchise will now be known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Officials from Anaheim likely will file a lawsuit to block the change believing the new name violates the terms of the team's 33-year lease with the city.

2008 -  Continuing to deal established players, the A's trade outfielder Nick Swisher, a fan favorite, to the White Sox for minor leaguer hurlers Gio Gonzalez and Fautino De Los Santos and fly chaser Ryan Sweeney. Two weeks ago, the club dealt front-line pitcher Dan Haren to the Diamondbacks for another threesome of promising prospects.

2013 - The Indians formally announce they have signed free-agent Nick Swisher to a four-year deal, reported to be worth $56 million that also includes an additional $14 million option for a fifth season. The switch-hitting right fielder, who spent the past four seasons with the Yankees, will fill the void created in December when Cleveland traded Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati as part of a three-team trade.

2013 - The Texas Rangers signed Jason Frasor as a free agent.

2017 - The Cincinnati Reds signed Adrian Nieto as a free agent.

Baseball Birthdays on January 3...

1856 - Gilligan, Barney
1874 - Mahaffey, Lou
1874 - Brashear, Roy
1880 - Kippert, Ed
1883 - Hopkins, Buck
1884 - White, Kirby
1891 - Dowd, John
1891 - McTigue, Bill
1891 - Harding, Charlie
1892 - Howell, Roland
1894 - Fluhrer, John
1894 - Whelan, Tom
1897 - Turgeon, Pete
1899 - Arlett, Buzz
1902 - McLaughlin, Jim
1903 - Bradley, Herb
1904 - Cissell, Bill

1906 - Suhr, Gus
1910 - Bordagaray, Stanley "Frenchy"

1912 - Melton, Cliff
1915 - Hudson, Sid
1916 - Hernandez, Chico
1919 - Sauer, Ed
1922 - Stallcup, Virgil
1923 - Andre, John
1926 - Fisher, Harry
1927 - Van Cuyk, Chris
1932 - Piktuzis, George
1941 - Sullivan, John
1943 - Gebhard, Bob
1943 - Garrett, Adrian
1944 - Colpaert, Dick
1946 - Reynolds, Archie
1949 - Brookens, Ike
1949 - Lavelle, Gary
1950 - Dwyer, Jim
1950 - Johnson, Bart

1958 - Allard, Brian
1960 - Hunt, Randy
1961 - Leister, John
1962 - Daulton, Darren
1964 - Rivera, Luis
1964 - Swan, Russ
1964 - Hilton, Howard
1965 - Dewey, Mark
1966 - Sojo, Luis
1967 - Rogers, Jimmy
1969 - Colon, Cris
1973 - Stovall, Da Rond
1977 - Burnett, A.J.
1977 - Crudale, Mike
1977 - Sorensen, Zach
1978 - James, Delvin
1979 - Garcia, Rosman
1979 - Maldonado, Carlos
1979 - Restovich, Michael
1980 - Salmon, Brad
1990 - Cervenka, Hunter
1990 - Meyer, Alex
1990 - Wright, Mike
1992 - Moll, Sam

Baseball Deaths on January 3...

1919 - Schellhase, Al
1919 - Rico, Art
1929 - Smith, Charlie
1940 - Mahoney, Mike
1940 - Swartzel, Park
1943 - McPhee, Bid
1945 - Stone, George
1953 - Houser, Joe
1953 - Workman, Chuck
1966 - Bonin, Luther
1980 - Geary, Bob
1981 - Fette, Lou
1986 - Hernandez, Chico
1991 - Baker, Tom
1991 - Appling, Luke
1992 - Meyer, George

1995 - Darnell, Bob
1995 - Tyack, Jim
1995 - Haefner, Mickey
1995 - Bejma, Ollie
1996 - Ryan, Connie

1998 - Ambler, Wayne
2001 - Sabo, Alex
2002 - Smith, Al

2003 - Westlake, Jim
2003 - Ostrowski, Joe
2004 - Duncan, Taylor
2004 - Wagner, Leon

2007 - Milliken, Bob
2010 - Wilkins, Bobby





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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4529 on: January 04, 2018, 12:19:51 am »

    On January 4 in Baseball History...

    1898 - After the death of Charles H. Byrne, team secretary Charles Ebbets replaces the one-third owner as president of the Bridegrooms (Dodgers). The team's former office boy and future owner will also manage the Brooklyn nine for the last 110 games of the season, finishing tenth in the 12-team National League circuit.

    1902 - Bill Dineen, who has averaged nearly 18 wins over the past two seasons for the NL's Beaneaters signs with the year-old Boston Americans. The 24-year old right-hander, known as 'Big Bill', will win 20 or more contests for the next three years for the cross-town rivals in the upstart American League.

    1904 - The Highlanders (Yankees) announce plans to play their Sunday home games this season at Long Island's Ridgewood Park. In March the National Commission's chairman August Herrman will announce he will not allow the club to play there due to the close proximity of the ballpark to Brooklyn, the home of the National League's Superbas (Dodgers).

    1928 - Shortstop Lyn Lary and infielder Jimmy Reese are bought by the Yankees from the Pacific Coast League.

    1932 - Casey Stengel returns from the minor leagues to become a coach for the Dodgers.

    1936 - As the second part of the December 10 deal for Jimmie Foxx, the Boston Red Sox get Doc Cramer and Eric McNair from the A's for Hank Johnson, Al Niemiec, and $75,000. Boston will get the best of the deal. Foxx is an All-Star six times in seven seasons, he smacks 222 homers, and bats .300 five times in a Red Sox uniform.

    1942 - Rogers Hornsby becomes the 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame, getting 78 percent of the vote. His offensive numbers rival those of any player before or since. Hornsby and Ted Williams are the only players to win the Triple Crown twice, and Hornsby' s .424 mark in 1924 is the highest National League average in the 20th century.

    1943 - Due to World War II, Commissioner Landis mandates clubs to conduct spring training close to home. With exception of the Cardinals and the Browns who may stay in-state and train in Missouri, big league teams are told all camps must operate north of the Potomac and Ohio rivers and be located east of the Mississippi River.

    1957 - The Dodgers buy a 44-passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000, which they will use to transport the club during the season. They are the first team to own their own plane.

    1971 - In Philadelphia, the Phillies dedicated their new ballpark, Veterans Stadium. The team's new home will be harshly criticized for the height of its upper deck, and for many of its seats being so distant from the field that it will difficult to enjoy the game without binoculars.

    2002 - In spite of the franchise's uncertain future due to possible contraction, Ron Gardenhire is named to replace Tom Kelly as the Minnesota manager. The Twins' coach is given a two-year pact to pilot the team.

    2002 - The Cardinals announce the team has agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with their ace Matt Morris (22-8, 3.16 ERA). The 27-year-old right-hander, who missed all of the 1999 season due to elbow surgery, finished third in the Cy Young balloting last season.

    2002 - The Indians sign 18-year-old Matthew Haynes, a participant in the major league's first-ever Australian Baseball Academy. The Tribe believes the 6-3, 185-pound right-hander, considered one of the best sixty players from Down Under, will become a starting pitcher in the major leagues.

    2002 - Tired of losing, Tony Tavares resigns as the president of Angels. The 52-year old executive, who until today also was the chairman of the NHL's Mighty Ducks, assumed the baseball post after Disney bought the team from Jackie Autry in 1996.

    2004 - Five-time batting champ Wade Boggs, who receives 92% of the record number of 516 votes cast, becomes the 41st player elected to Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. The Baseball Writers also give the nod to Ryne Sandberg, the 1984 National League MVP.

    2007 - On his way to begin a goodwill tour of the Dominican Republic with other big league players, Jake Peavy is arrested outside the terminal building at the Mobile Regional Airport. Due to a double-parking violation and his refusal to move his car, the 25-year-old Padres pitcher is charged with disorderly conduct and is taken to the Mobile County Metro Jail.

    2008 - Although he hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2005, Japanese hurler Hideo Nomo signs a minor league pact with the Royals. The 39-year old right-hander, who tossed no-hitters for the Dodgers and the Red Sox, has been invited to spring training by the club.

    2008 - The city of Chicago gives approval for the Cubs to add 70 'bullpen box seats' and to incorporate additional signage at Wrigley Field. The 93-year-old ballpark, due to its landmark status, needed permission from the Department of Planning and Development to make the changes.

    2010 - Rory Markas, recently named by the Angels as the team's lead play-by-play television announcer, dies unexpectedly at home. The popular 54-year old broadcaster, who also spent parts of 11 seasons in the Brewers booth before starting his eight-year tenure with Los Angeles, was well-known for his signature line, "Just another Halo victory!".

    2011 - David Price is selected this season's recipient of the Warren Spahn Award, recognition given annually to the best left-handed major league pitcher by the Oklahoma Sports Museum in Major League Baseball. The Rays' 25-year old All-Star southpaw compiled 19-6 record along with an ERA 2.72 for the AL East champs.

    2012 - Joe Torre resigns as MLB's executive vice president for baseball operations, a position he has held since last February, to become part of a group interested in purchasing the Dodgers from Frank McCourt. The former L.A. skipper, who managed the team from 2008-2010, is partnering with real estate developer Rick Caruso, who is heading up the ownership bid.

    2013 - Brett Myers signs a one-year, $7 million contract to become part of the Indians' starting rotation behind Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez. The 32 year-old right-hander, who has started 249 major league contests during the first 11 years of his career, appeared in 70 games, all as a reliever, for the Astros and White Sox last season.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Andy LaRoche as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 4...

    1856 - Dwight, Al
    1858 - Oxley, Henry
    1869 - Corcoran, Tommy
    1877 - Spade, Bob
    1883 - Zimmerman, Eddie
    1884 - Bridwell, Al
    1887 - Smith, Klondike
    1888 - DeVogt, Rex
    1890 - Vitt, Ossie
    1892 - Miller, Charlie
    1902 - Odenwald, Ted
    1903 - Metzler, Alex
    1906 - Ryan, John "Blondy"

    1908 - Selkirk, George
    1911 - Leon, Izzy
    1912 - Mack, Joe
    1914 - Franks, Herman
    1920 - Ockey, Walter
    1925 - Gorman, Tom
    1929 - Valentine, Corky
    1930 - McMahon, Don

    1933 - Monzant, Ramon
    1940 - Shirley, Bart
    1943 - Yellen, Larry
    1944 - Fuentes, Tito
    1944 - Manuel, Chuck
    1947 - Reynolds, Ken
    1949 - Saunders, Dennis
    1960 - Gibson, Paul
    1962 - Tibbs, Jay
    1963 - Boston, Daryl

    1965 - Wickander, Kevin
    1967 - Zavaras, Clint
    1967 - Wood, Ted
    1971 - Michalak, Chris
    1976 - Lilly, Ted
    1977 - O'Connor, Brian
    1977 - Silva, Walter
    1978 - Gissell, Chris
    1978 - Martinez, Willie
    1981 - Peguero, Jailen
    1982 - Bourgeois, Jason

    1984 - Raynor, John
    1985 - Sizemore, Scott
    1989 - Pillar, Kevin
    1990 - Iglesias, Raisel
    1991 - Dtumpf, Daniel
    1992 - Bryant, Kris
    1992 - Lorenzen, Michael
    1994 - López, Reynoldo

    Baseball Deaths on January 4...

    1893 - Halpin, Jim
    1899 - Sneed, John
    1924 - Peters, John
    1931 - Connor, Roger
    1933 - Deviney, Hal
    1938 - Sexton, Frank
    1942 - Juul, Herold
    1948 - Schlitzer, Biff
    1949 - Evers, Joe
    1963 - Covington, Sam
    1967 - Crabtree, Estel
    1970 - Springer, Brad
    1978 - Dawson, Joe
    1979 - Murray, Bobby
    1980 - Edwards, Foster
    1986 - Morey, Dave
    1987 - Rensa, Tony

    1990 - Hollingsworth, Bonnie
    1991 - Rodin, Eric
    1994 - Sullivan, Billy

    1995 - Onis, Ralph
    1995 - Gumbert, Harry
    2000 - Milner, John
    2001 - Zapustas, Joe
    2002 - Zabala, Adrian
    2005 - Sanford, Jack
    2008 - Ramsey, Bill
    2014 - Arndt, Larry
    2014 - Gabler, Gabe
    2015 - Miller, Stu





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« Reply #4530 on: January 05, 2018, 12:02:02 am »

    On January 5 in Baseball History...

    1920 - The Yankees announce the purchase of Babe Ruth. The deal had been delayed until Ruth agreed to terms believed to be $40,000 total for two years.

    1925 - During a European tour by the White Sox and Giants, the French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, and Hughie Jennings for their efforts to advance the game in France.

    1927 - Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis begins a three-day public hearing on the charges that four games played between Chicago and Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to the White Sox. The White Sox, Swede Risberg contends, returned the favor for two games in 1919. A week after the hearing opens, Landis clears all the accused due to a lack of evidence.

    1931 - Lucille Thomas purchases the Topeka franchise in the Western League. She becomes the first woman to buy a professional baseball team.

    1934 - The Fenway Park center field new concrete and steel bleachers, being built in center field to replace the wooden grandstands, are destroyed by fire in an early afternoon blaze. The Red Sox will rebuild and have the project finished for Opening Day.

    1943 - Teams agree to start the season later than usual and prepare to train in northern areas because of World War II. Resorts, armories, and university facilities are chosen for training sites. The Dodgers will train at Bear Mountain, New York; the Cardinals hop to Cape Girardeau, Missouri; the Yankees try Atlantic City.

    1946 - The Giants pay the largest amount ever paid for a single player when the team obtains Walker Cooper from the Cardinals for $175,000. The All-Star catcher will hit .276 during his 3+ seasons with New York.

    1957 - Jackie Robinson retires rather than move across town from the Dodgers to the Giants, to whom he had been traded in December.

    1960 - The Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from New York Senator Kenneth Keating.

    1963 - Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby dies at age 66 of a heart ailment. Hornsby's .358 career batting average is the second highest in major league history.

    1974 - Due to heavy financial losses, Rheingold Beer announces it will close its Brooklyn-based plant. As as a result, the brewery will be forced to end its 13-year relationship with the Mets as the team's primary radio-TV sponsor.

    1982 - The BBWAA selects Vin Scully as the sixth recipient of the Ford Frick Award, an honor given for excellence in broadcasting the national pastime. The Dodger veteran announcer follows mentor Red Barber, Mel Allen, Bob Elson, Russ Hodges and Ernie Harwell into the Hall of Fame.

    1989 - Three weeks after signing a record four-year, $1.1 billion network television contract with CBS, major league baseball signs a $400 million contract with ESPN. The deal will put 175 games per year on cable television beginning in 1990.

    1993 - Reggie Jackson is the lone player elected to the Hall of Fame. Jackson, whose .262 lifetime batting average is the lowest of any outfielder in the Hall, receives 93.6 percent of the vote. Jackson's 563 career home runs make him a hit with voters in his first year of eligibility.

    1994 - The Mets trade Vince Coleman to the Royals along with along with $500,000, a sum that will make up the difference between the two salaries, reacquiring Kevin McReynolds. New York's co-owner Fred Wilpon had clearly indicated that Coleman would never wear his team's uniform again due to the outfielder's role in last season's firecracker incident at Dodger Stadium.

    1998 - Don Sutton gets into the Hall of Fame on his fifth try. With 324 wins, he had the most victories of any eligible pitcher not in the Hall of Fame. He reached the postseason with three different clubs (Dodgers, Brewers, and Angels), and struck out 3,574 batters in 23 seasons. Sutton receives 386 votes of the record 473 ballots cast for 81.6 percent; Tony Perez falls short with 355 votes and Ron Santo, on the ballot for the 15th and final time, gains 204 votes.

    1999 - Receiving an apology from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner about his 1985 dismissal as manager after only 16 games, Yogi Berra ends his self-exile from Yankee Stadium and the organization. The Bronx Bomber legend is expected to participate in future Opening Day and Old Timers' ceremonies.

    2001 - Needing help due to the departures of Shawon Dunston and Eric Davis, the Cardinals sign their first free agents of the off-season. The four include Bobby Bonilla, Bernard Gilkey, John Mabry and Shane Andrews.

    2001 - The Mariners ink Ichiro Suzuki to a three-year deal worth $14,088,000. The signing rights to the Japanese outfielder, winner of seven batting titles in Japan, were awarded to Seattle for approximately $13 million.

    2001 - The plan to name a new ballpark in downtown Montreal Labatt Park dims as the Canadian brewery announces the ending of its 15-year sponsorship of the Expos. The company cites the lack of a local television contract and stalled stadium plans as factors in the decision.

    2007 - Felipe Alou is named special assistant to Brian Sabean, general manager of the Giants. The team’s 72-year old former manager (2003-06) will handle Major League, Minor League scouting assignments providing insights on personnel for the GM.

    2009 - Carl Pohlad, believed by many to be the savior of major league baseball in Minnesota after buying the club in 1984, dies at the age of 93. Although the owner of the Twins' net worth was $3.6 billion, the franchise often had some of the lowest payrolls in baseball, including the World Champion teams of 1987 and 1991.

    2009 - Pat Burrell agrees to a two-year deal reportedly worth $16 million with the Rays, his World Series foes last season. The 32-year old outfielder, who spent his first nine seasons in the majors with the Phillies, will most likely be used as a designated hitter with Tampa Bay.

    2009 - According to reports, a preliminary agreement has been reached between the Cubs and free-agent outfielder Milton Bradley on a $30 million, three-year deal. The switch-hitting All-Star, who batted .321 and led the American League with a .436 on-base percentage, will fill the team's need for a left-handed presence in the middle of the line-up.

    2010 - Troy Glaus and the Braves come to terms on a $1.75 million, one-year incentive-laden deal that will shift the four-time All-Star third baseman to first base. After arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder a year ago, the 33 year-old infielder appeared in only 14 games with St. Louis at the end of the season.

    2010 - After 22 big league seasons, playing for the Expos (3-4), Mariners (130-74), Astros (10-1), Diamondbacks (118-62), Yankees (34-19), and the Giants (8-6), five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson announces his retirement. The 6-foot-10 'Big Unit' finishes his no-miss Hall of Fame career, which includes a World Series Most Valuable Player award, a perfect game and two no-hitters, with a record of 303-166 and as the all-time left-handed strike out leader with 4,875.

    2010 - Kelly Shoppach (.214, 12, 40) and the Rays come to terms on a $5.5 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for a third season at $3.2 million or a $300,000 buyout. The Rays obtained the 29-year-old back up catcher from the Indians last month for a player to be named, which turns out be right-hander Mitch Talbot.

    2010 - In a deal intended to strengthen Philadelphia's bullpen, right-handed reliever Danys Baez (4-6, 4.02) and the Phillies come to terms on a $5.25 million, two-year contract. The 32-year-old former Baltimore closer will be used with Ryan Madson and J.C. Romero as a setup man, but could become an option to replace an unreliable Brad Lidge, who led the majors last season with 11 blown saves while compiling an 0-8 record along with a 7.21 ERA .

    2010 - The Mets and R.A. Dickey agree to a one-year minor league deal reportedly worth $600,000 if the journeyman is added to the major league roster along with the opportunity to earn $150,000 more in performance bonuses. The 35-year-old knuckleballer will become the first player in franchise history to win six of his first seven starts (6-0, 2.33 ERA).

    2011 - After narrowly missing induction last year, Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven are elected to the Hall of Fame by a wide margin. Right-hander Blyleven, who waited 14 years before getting the nod from the writers, and second baseman Alomar, considered a sure first-ballot inductee last year, will join executive Pat Gillick, broadcaster Dave Van Horne, and writer Bill Conlin in Cooperstown next July.

    2011 - Adrian Beltre agrees to a $96 million, six-year deal with the Rangers, the reigning American League champs. The acquisition of the All-Star third baseman will make incumbent Michael Young the team's designated hitter, giving Texas a potent lineup and a much improved defense.

    2012 - The Cubs trade Carlos Zambrano to the Marlins for right-hander Chris Volstad and cash. The 30-year old right-hander will join fellow Venezuelan Ozzie Guillen, Miami's new manager, who has been publicly supportive during the hurler's troubled moments.

    2013 - The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Ramon Castro as a free agent.  Castro, a 13-year veteran who last caught for the Chicago White Sox in 2011 before becoming a free agent, would end up being released by the Dodgers during spring training on March 18, 2013.

    2017 - The Cleveland Indians signed Edwin Encarnacion as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 5...

    1864 - Caruthers, Bob
    1865 - Moriarity, Gene
    1870 - Dahlen, Bill
    1875 - Hoffman, Izzy
    1879 - Harvey, Zaza

    1880 - Jordan, Dutch
    1880 - Hunter, Newt
    1880 - Byrnes, Jim
    1885 - Fletcher, Art
    1888 - Foster, Rube
    1890 - Kauff, Benny
    1892 - Wortman, Chuck
    1894 - Steele, Bob
    1895 - Delaney, Art
    1898 - Stephenson, Riggs
    1899 - Kinsella, Bob
    1899 - Hunnefield, Bill
    1901 - Sewell, Luke

    1908 - Leheny, Regis
    1911 - Petoskey, Ted
    1914 - Grace, Joe
    1914 - Salveson, Jack

    1918 - Kramer, Jack
    1924 - Marsh, Fred

    1928 - Oldis, Bob
    1935 - Battey, Earl

    1936 - Robertson, Daryl
    1936 - Bloomfield, Bud
    1942 - Wolf, Wally
    1944 - Vinson, Charlie
    1944 - Kelley, Tom
    1947 - Vance, Sandy
    1948 - Laxton, Bill
    1948 - Hough, Charlie

    1951 - Reece, Bob
    1953 - Gantner, Jim
    1954 - Littlefield, John
    1957 - Dernier, Bob
    1958 - Kittle, Ron

    1959 - Thompson, Milt
    1961 - Cotto, Henry
    1961 - Russell, John
    1961 - Samuels, Roger
    1962 - Jackson, Danny
    1963 - Davis, John

    1963 - Fassero, Jeff
    1965 - Nieves, Juan

    1966 - Shifflett, Steve
    1967 - Nabholz, Chris
    1971 - Bates, Jason
    1973 - Rath, Fred
    1974 - Minor, Ryan
    1974 - Minor, Damon
    1974 - Redman, Mark
    1976 - Witt, Kevin
    1977 - Junge, Eric
    1979 - Quevedo, Ruben
    1981 - Cavazos, Andy
    1982 - Aoki, Norichika
    1986 - Arencibia, J. P.
    1989 - Escobar, Eduardo

    1990 - Cron, C.J.
    1990 - Inglesias, Jose
    1990 - Ortiz, Danny
    1992 - Cole, A.J.

    Baseball Deaths on January 5...

    1936 - Sawyer, Will
    1937 - Beville, Ben
    1943 - Rafter, Jack
    1945 - Hobbs, Bill
    1949 - Edwards, Ralph
    1953 - Cantwell, Mike
    1953 - Lapan, Pete
    1954 - Maranville, Rabbit
    1960 - Van Alstyne, Clay
    1961 - Luderus, Fred
    1962 - Snyder, Frank
    1963 - Hornsby, Rogers
    1965 - Manush, Frank
    1969 - Osborne, Tiny
    1975 - Wilson, Don
    1976 - Sperber, Ed
    1976 - Elliott, Gene
    1979 - Washburn, George
    1982 - Baker, Neal
    1987 - Mitchell, Dale
    1990 - Balcena, Bobby
    1994 - Brittin, Jack
    1996 - Singleton, Elmer
    1997 - Roy, Emil
    2004 - McGraw, Tug
    2006 - Dedeaux, Rod
    2013 - Padilla, Joey
    2014 - Coleman, Jerry
    2016 - Ritchie, Jay






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« Reply #4531 on: January 06, 2018, 12:43:25 am »

    On January 6 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on January 6...

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

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

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

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

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

    1918 - Zinser, Bill
    1920 - Wynn, Early

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

    Baseball Deaths on January 6...

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

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

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






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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4532 on: January 07, 2018, 12:04:32 am »

    On January 7 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on January 7...

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

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

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

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

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

    1997 - Albies, Ozzie

    Baseball Deaths on January 7...

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

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

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

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




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« Reply #4533 on: January 08, 2018, 12:02:19 am »

    On January 8 in Baseball History...

    1898 - Nick Young, president of the National League, announces the more experienced umpire will stay behind the plate when the new two-umpire system is instituted. Previously, the lone arbitrator would move away from home and stand behind the pitcher when a base was occupied.

    1913 - Frank Chance becomes the manager of a very weak Highlander (Yankees) team. The veteran skipper will finish next to last (57-94) and will compile a 117-168 record during his two-year stint in New York.

    1916 - James E. Gaffney sells the Boston Braves to Percy Haughton, the Harvard football team and a business associate for $500,000. The New York contractor, who recently gained notoriety as a target of Hennessy and Whitman investigations into political graft, had bought the team in 1913 for $187,000.

    1944 - Bill Terry announces his retirement from baseball and shares his plans to start a cotton business. The former Giants star and skipper, who will turn an offer to manage the Dodgers in 1953 citing the loss of personal income, will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame the following season.

    1953 - The Cleveland Indians bar night games with the Browns due to St. Louis owner Bill Veeck's refusal to share receipts of the game telecasts.

    1981 - The Reds finally give in and sign their first free agent - Larry Biittner. The Reds are the last of the 26 major league teams to sign a player through free agency, which began in 1976.

    1986 - Willie McCovey, collector of 521 home runs and 1,555 RBI in 22 seasons, becomes the 16th player elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Billy Williams falls four votes shy of the 319 needed for election.

    1987 - Ten free agents (Tim Raines, Lance Parrish, Bob Horner, Andre Dawson, Rich Gedman, Ron Guidry, Bob Boone, Doyle Alexander, Toby Harrah, and Gary Roenicke) fail to meet a midnight deadline and thus will not be allowed to re-sign with their former clubs until May 1 if they are not offered contracts by new teams. The general lack of interest in the players will become the focus of the Players Association's first anti-collusion suit against the owners.

    1990 - Johnny Sylvester, the terminally ill young boy whom Babe Ruth promised to hit a home run for in the 1926 World Series, dies at the age of 74. Although the Yankee slugger homers against the Cardinals at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis and the 11-year old youngster recovers from his undetermined illness, the accounts of the incident, especially as shown in the movie, The Babe Ruth Story, have proven to be more romantic than accurate.

    1991 - For the first time since 1984, three players are inducted into the Hall of Fame: two 300-game winners, Gaylord Perry and Fergie Jenkins, and a member of the 3,000-hit club, Rod Carew. Ironically, none of the three players ever appeared in a World Series.

    1995 - Mike Schmidt, who hit 548 home runs and won two MVP Awards in 18 years with the Phillies, is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    1996 - For the first time in 25 years, no one garners 75 percent of the votes needed to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Phil Niekro comes closest with 68 percent.

    2001 - Harold Baines, only 145 hits shy of reaching 3,000, agrees to a minor league contract with the White Sox. The 41-year old outfielder, a veteran of 21 seasons, will fall short of his goal collecting only 11 hits in 94 at-bats with the Pale Hose before calling it a career.

    2001 - The Royals, A's, and Devil Rays participate in a nine-player trade that results with outfielders Johnny Damon and Ben Grieve and reliever Roberto Hernandez on new teams. The swap sends Damon from Kansas City to Oakland, Grieve goes from Oakland to Tampa Bay and Hernandez from Tampa Bay to Kansas City.

    2002 - Turning down the Mets offer, which is worth a million dollars more with no money deferred, Juan Gonzalez agrees to a $24 million, two-year deal with the Rangers which includes $10.5 million in deferred payments. The outfielder, who prefers to stay in the American League, established franchise records in Texas for home runs, RBIs, total bases and extra-base hits while playing for the club from 1989-1999.

    2002 - Ozzie Smith, a 15-time All-Star shortstop, becomes the 32nd player to be elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Dubbed the 'Wizard of Oz' due to his remarkable defensive abilities, Osborne Earl Smith won 13 Gold Glove Awards during his 19-year career with the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals.

    2003 - Chosen on 85 percent of the ballots cast by the BBWAA, Eddie Murray, the only switch-hitter with 500 home runs and 3,000 hits becomes just the 38th player to be elected in his first year of eligibility. Former All-Star catcher Gary Carter, best known for his years with the Expos and Mets is also elected on his sixth try after falling eleven votes short last year.

    2004 - Don Zimmer, who recently resigned as the Yankees’ bench coach, is named as a Senior Baseball Advisor for the Devil Rays. In addition to assisting the team in community affairs, the 50-year veteran of the game will be in uniform as a coach during Spring Training and for pregame practices at all regular season home games and for most road games.

    2005 - Free-agent hurler Kevin Millwood (9-6, 4.85) signs a one-year contract with the Indians. The 30-year old starter missed most of the last two months of the season with the Phillies due to acute tendonitis in his right elbow.

    2005 - After ending a 17-year Fall Classic drought, the Cardinals and skipper Tony LaRussa agree to a three-year contract extension. The 60-year old manager, who piloted the team to 105 wins this season and has been in the postseason five of the nine seasons with St. Louis, is now signed through 2007.

    2008 - In his ninth year on the BBWAA's ballot, Rich Gossage is the only player to receive 75 percent or more of the writers' votes [85.8%] needed to be elected to the Hall of Fame. During 'Goose's' 22-year career, most notably with the Yankees, the reliever compiled a 124-107 record, saved 310 games, while posting a 3.01 ERA.

    2008 - Marcus Giles (.229, 4, 39), after a disappointing season with the Padres, agrees to a minor league deal with the Rockies. The 29-year old second baseman was selected as an All-Star playing with the Braves in 2003.

    2009 - After piloting the team to 100 regular season victories last year and to its fourth AL West Division title in the past five years, Mike Scioscia agrees to a contract extension to manage the Angels through the 2018 season. During his nine-year tenure with the club, the former catcher has compiled an 803-655 record (.557) and captured the franchise's lone World Championship in 2002.

    2010 - After a solid debut season in Seattle, Franklin Gutierrez (.283, 18, 70) finalizes a $20.5 million, four-year deal to stay with the Mariners. The 26-year old Venezuelan center fielder is considered by many as one of the best defensive outfielders in the American League.

    2010 - Scott Podsednik comes to terms with the Royals on a $1.75 million, one-year incentive-laden contract with the Royals. The 33-year old fleet outfielder batted .304 and stole 30 bases for the White Sox last season, after being released by the Rockies at the end of spring training.

    2011 - The Tampa Bay Rays traded Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and Zach Rosscup to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Sam Fuld, Chris Archer, Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chirinos and Hak-Ju Lee.

    2014 - In his second year of eligibility, Craig Biggio misses election into the Hall of Fame by two votes on the BBWAA’s ballots, tying a dubious record shared by Nellie Fox (1985) and Pie Traynor (1947) for smallest margin (74.8%) not to be selected for enshrinement at Cooperstown. The candidacy of the former Astros' standout, who collected more than 3,000 hits in his 15 year career while playing well in three different positions for the team, has been hurt by rumors that he may have used steroids, although he has never failed a test, and was not implicated in the Mitchell Report or in any other investigation.

    2014 - President Obama, a diehard White Sox Fan, calls Frank Thomas to congratulate the slugger on his first-ballot election to the Hall of Fame. The 'Big Hurt’ shares the news of his conversation with the Commander-in-Chief during an afternoon press conference at U.S. Cellular Field, after tweeting his fans, "What a day!! First HOF and Second Our Wonderful President Of The United States Called Me!!! #LifeMadeHOF2014” @TheBigHurt_35.

    2014 - Hurlers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, best remembered for their dominance with the Braves, and White Sox slugging first baseman Frank Thomas are elected to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. It is first time the BBWAA has voted in three players since 1999 when Nolan Ryan, George Brett, and Robin Yount got their nod for Cooperstown.

    2015 - The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Sergio Santos as a free agent.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Emilio Bonifacio as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 8...

    1862 - Donahue, Jim
    1864 - Gilbert, John
    1872 - Fisher, Chauncey
    1883 - Ingersoll, Bob
    1885 - Bartley, Bill
    1886 - Lanford, Sam
    1891 - Weiser, Bud
    1894 - Ewoldt, Art
    1901 - Benes, Joe
    1909 - Reiss, Al
    1915 - Cooper, Walker
    1916 - Just, Joe
    1919 - White, Don
    1920 - Kuczynski, Bert
    1921 - Tobin, Johnny
    1921 - Conyers, Herb
    1921 - Rickert, Marv

    1922 - LaPointe, Ralph
    1923 - Flanigan, Ray
    1926 - Lajeskie, Dick
    1927 - Busby, Jim

    1933 - Tasby, Willie
    1934 - Freese, Gene

    1935 - Bertoia, Reno
    1936 - Cottier, Chuck
    1936 - DeMerit, John
    1937 - Dillard, Don
    1940 - Kelley, Dick
    1945 - Hernaiz, Jesus
    1949 - Howard, Wilbur
    1953 - Sutter, Bruce
    1959 - Romero, Ramon
    1959 - Gerber, Craig
    1960 - Ready, Randy
    1960 - Solano, Julio
    1963 - Turner, Shane
    1967 - Nosek, Randy
    1967 - Maysey, Matt
    1968 - Johnson, Brian
    1968 - Carey, Paul
    1969 - Boehringer, Brian

    1971 - Giambi, Jason
    1973 - Cameron, Mike

    1975 - Gonzalez, Jeremi
    1976 - Pavano, Carl
    1977 - Matranga, Dave
    1981 - Davidson, Daniel
    1981 - Francis, Jeff
    1981 - Thompson, Derek
    1984 - Francoeur, Jeff
    1984 - Whelan, Kevin
    1985 - LaPorta, Matt
    1986 - Russell, James
    1988 - Edwards, Jon
    1990 - Rodriguez, Steve
    1991 - Contreras, Carlos
    1993 - Hoffman, Jeff

    Baseball Deaths on January 8...

    1919 - O'Rourke, Jim
    1929 - Bliss, Frank
    1930 - Flanagan, Charlie
    1942 - Pearce, Harry
    1943 - Titus, John
    1944 - Daubert, Harry
    1948 - Caton, Howdy
    1952 - Evans, Art

    1959 - Dillinger, Harley
    1961 - Rowe, Schoolboy
    1961 - Nelson, Ray
    1969 - Pratt, Larry
    1980 - Cobb, Herb
    1980 - Russell, Harvey
    1987 - Miller, Elmer
    1994 - Haddix, Harvey
    1996 - McCall, Dutch
    2001 - Hodge, Bert
    2006 - Connors, Merv

    2009 - Ridzik, Steve
    2012 - Cox, Glenn
    2017 - Brown, Jackie





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« Reply #4534 on: January 09, 2018, 12:13:30 am »

    On January 9 in Baseball History...

    1903 - Baltimore's defunct American League franchise is sold to Frank Farrell and Bill Devery for $18,000 and is moved to New York. The Manhattan team will be first known as the Highlanders before being officially renamed the Yankees in 1913

    1952 - The Marines announce their plan to recall Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams, who missed three years in the majors due to serving in WW II, back to active duty. The bomber pilot, who will fly 39 missions over Korea and survive a crash-landing after being shot down by the enemy, will play briefly at the start of the season, but will not return to the Boston lineup on a full-time basis until late in the 1953 season.

    1960 - In the first episode of Home Run Derby ever aired, Mickey Mantle overcomes an 8–2 deficit to beat Giants superstar Willie Mays, 9-8, when he goes deep in the bottom of the ninth at LA’s Wrigley Field. The ‘Say Hey Kid’, who had hit four homers before the Yankee slugger stepped up to the plate, agrees to double their $500 side bet when he is ahead by five runs in the seventh, enabling his opponent to walk away with both the winning and losing share of the contest.

    1961 - Ending two months of negotiations, the Twins of the American League agree on a $500,000 indemnity payment to the American Association for entering the minor league's territory in Minnesota. The settlement paves the way for the team, formerly known as the Senators, to move from Washington, D.C., and play their home games in the Minnesota/St. Paul area.

    1976 - Charles Ruppert, Giants vice president and son-in-law of Horace Stoneham, announces the sale of the team to a Toronto group for $13.3 million. Outrage by the fans prompts San Francisco mayor George Moscone to get a preliminary injunction preventing the move.

    1984 - Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for coc@ine possession in his native Dominican Republic. Under local law he will remain in jail until his trial, forcing him to miss the beginning of the season. Perez maintains that he was given the packet by a woman he did not know and was unaware of what it contained.

    1989 - Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski are elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA in their first year of eligibility. Bench and Yaz, who faced each other in the classic 1975 World Series, each spent their entire careers (40 years combined) with one club. Bench set new standards for catchers both offensively (348 home runs) and defensively (10 straight Gold Gloves). Yastrzemski hit 452 home runs, collected 3,308 hits, and won the 1967 Triple Crown.

    1990 - In their first year of eligibility, Jim Palmer (three-time AL Cy Young Winner) and Joe Morgan (two-time NL MVP) are elected to the Hall of Fame. The Orioles' right-hander compiled a 268-152 (.638) record while spending his entire 19-year career in Baltimore, and the diminutive second baseman, best known for his years with the Big Red Machine, finished his 22-year tenure in the big leagues with a batting average of .271 playing with five dfferent teams.

    1990 - A spring training lockout of major league players will begin February 15 unless there is a new agreement according to an announcement made by the owners. The work stoppage will last 32 days.

    2001 - The Expos agree to a one-year contract with RDS and TSN to telecast 55 games (46 on RDS, 12 on TSN and 3 on both) this year. The approximately $2 million pact with French-language Reseau des Sports ends the year-long local television blackout which resulted in the departure of Dave van Horne, a respected play-by-play announcer, and the loss of the team's main sponsor, Labatt Brewery, which cited the lack of local TV rights as a factor in ending its 15-year relationship with the club.

    2001 - Hoping to fill the void creating by Manny Ramirez's departure to Boston, the Indians sign Juan Gonzalez to a one-year, $10-million deal. After turning down a $143 million, eight-year extension with the Tigers last year, the two-time American League MVP leaves the Detroit after hitting .289 with only 67 RBIs in a disappointing injuried-plagued season.

    2002 - Signing a $27 million deal with the Astros, Billy Wagner becomes one of baseball's highest-paid relievers. The thirty-year old will get $8 million in each of the next three seasons with a $9 million club option for 2005 with a $3 million buyout.

    2002 - Postseason spark plug Craig Counsell (.275, 4, 38) signs a three-year, $7.25 million deal with the Diamondbacks. Cut by the Dodgers in 2000, the NLCS MVP played the infield in 141 games for the World Series champion Diamondbacks last season.

    2005 - Carlos Beltran (.267, 38, 104) becomes the tenth $100 million player in major league history when the 27-year old native of Puerto Rico agrees to a seven-year deal for $119 million with the Mets. The five-tool outfielder, who had his market value increase in the postseason by helping the Astros come within a win of their first World Series appearance in franchise history, goes to New York after Houston refuses to include a no-trade clause in their very attractive monetary offer to keep him on the club.

    2006 - The Baltimore Orioles traded Nate Spears and Carlos Perez to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Corey Patterson.

    2007 - The New York Yankees traded Randy Johnson and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Luis Vizcaino, Ross Ohlendorf, Alberto Gonzalez and Steven Jackson.

    2008 - The Mayo Smith Society names Magglio Ordonez as the winner of its annual King Tiger Award for his contributions on and off the field. The international organization for Detroit fans revived the honor in 2004, a tradition which was started and maintained by various fan clubs from 1961 to 1980.

    2009 - The Chicago Cubs signed Milton Bradley as a free agent.

    2012 - The Baseball Writers’ Association of America elects former Reds' infielder Barry Larkin as its only player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in July. The Cincinnati shortstop, who received 86.4 percent of the scribes' votes, will be joined by Ron Santo, who was selected posthumously last month by the Golden Era committee.

    2012 - The Chicago White Sox signed Hector Gimenez as a free agent.

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox signed Dylan Axelrod as a free agent.

    2014 - The Tampa Bay Rays signed Jayson Nix as a free agent.

    2015 - The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Charlie Leesman as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 9...

    1860 - Olin, Frank
    1868 - Payne, Harley
    1872 - Cross, Lem
    1876 - Wolfe, Barney
    1882 - Bliss, Jack
    1887 - Hoch, Harry
    1888 - Carmichael, Chet
    1892 - Lee, Billy
    1894 - Townsend, Ira
    1895 - French, Ray

    1897 - Keefe, Dave
    1899 - Conroy, Bill
    1900 - Barnes, Frank
    1911 - Tyack, Jim
    1916 - Stanceu, Charley
    1917 - Echols, Johnny
    1918 - Anderson, Ferrell
    1919 - Sproull, Charlie
    1924 - Hall, John
    1931 - Dietzel, Roy
    1935 - Duliba, Bob
    1936 - Navarro, Julio
    1936 - Terry, Ralph
    1939 - Grilli, Guido
    1944 - Thoenen, Dick
    1952 - Hopkins, Don
    1952 - Wallis, Joe
    1953 - DeJesus, Ivan
    1953 - Mankowski, Phil
    1955 - Rockett, Pat
    1958 - Bordley, Bill
    1959 - Nixon, Otis
    1964 - Javier, Stan
    1968 - Kramer, Tom
    1969 - Jean, Domingo

    1970 - Mathews, T.J.
    1972 - Powell, Jay
    1973 - Holbert, Aaron
    1975 - Cloude, Ken
    1978 - Fossum, Casey
    1982 - Pena, Tony

    1983 - Boggs, Brandon
    1983 - Dolsi, Freddy
    1983 - Funneman, Tyler
    1984 - Richardson, Dustin
    1989 - Molina, Nestor

    1991 - Guerrero, Tayron
    1995 - Moya, Gabriel

    Baseball Deaths on January 9...

    1900 - Kessler, Henry
    1913 - Crosby, George
    1924 - Hodson, George
    1934 - Werden, Perry
    1939 - Pelouze, Louis
    1941 - Smith, Fred
    1948 - Jahn, Art
    1949 - McIntire, Harry
    1953 - Carney, Pat
    1954 - Shelton, Skeeter
    1957 - Gleason, Billy
    1968 - Strelecki, Ed
    1970 - Collins, Ray
    1971 - Flick, Elmer
    1973 - Lary, Lyn
    1973 - Cypert, Al
    1975 - Fullerton, Curt
    1975 - Cruise, Walton
    1979 - Haines, Hinkey
    1983 - Palmer, Eddie
    1983 - Spence, Stan
    1989 - Terry, Bill
    1990 - Chandler, Spud
    1994 - Temple, Johnny
    1996 - Tremper, Overton
    1996 - Freed, Roger
    2003 - Landrum, Don
    2005 - Mabe, Bob
    2007 - Callahan, Ben
    2009 - Roberts, Dave
    2009 - Williams, Frank
    2011 - Sisler, Dave
    2015 - Locke, Chuck
    2016 - Rautzhan, Lance

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« Reply #4535 on: January 10, 2018, 12:04:43 am »

    On January 10 in Baseball History...

     1907 - John McGraw saves the day as he prevents a team of horses from injuring two west coast women. The fiery Giants’ manager's heroic deed of stopping the runaway steeds takes place in the City of Angels, Los Angeles.

    1928 - The Giants trade Rogers Hornsby to the Braves for Shanty Hogan and Jimmy Welsh. During Rajah's one-year stay in Boston, his third team in three seasons, the future Hall of Fame second baseman will lead the the major leagues in hitting with a .387 batting average along with an astounding .498 on-base-percentage playing and managing the seventh place club.

    1934 - William Walker is elected president of the Cubs replacing Bill Veeck Sr., a former sports writer who won three pennants (1918, 1929, and 1932) during his reign in Chicago's front office. The 56 year-old baseball executive, whose son will become an Hall of Fame major league owner, died of leukemia during the World Series.

    1945 - The BBWAA does not elect a new member for the Hall of Fame this year. Frank Chance, Rube Waddell and Ed Walsh, all of whom will be inducted by the Veterans' committee in 1946, get the most votes but fall short of the necessary three-fourths of the ballots to be selected.

    1950 - Indians' general manager Hank Greenberg relieves of his duties when the coach's son fails to sign with Tribe signs and is inked by the Red Sox. George Jr., who will makes his major league debut against the Yankees in 1955, compiles a 22-17 record in 117 games during his 5 seasons with Boston and Detroit.

    1950 - The Phillies officially abandon using the nickname of Blue Jays, a moniker that never caught the fancy of the Philadelphia fandom. The unpopular name had been selected from an entry in a 1944 contest, with the choice appearing as a logo on a sleeve patch for the following two seasons.

    1957 - Commissioner Ford Frick allows Bing Crosby, part of an 11-man syndicate that made a successful bid to buy the Tigers, to keep his token stock in the Detroit club although he is part owner of the Pirates. The famous crooner, who became one of the Buc's owners in 1946, presently has a 16% share of the club.

    1983 - A preliminary injunction is issued by the New York Supreme Court barring the Yankees from playing their opening games against the Tigers in Denver. The Bronx Bombers sought to move games fearing the renovations to the stadium would not be completed on time.

    1984 - Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, and Don Drysdale are elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA.

    1991 - In one of the worst trades ever made in baseball history, the Orioles send pitchers Curt Schilling and Pete Harnish and outfielder Steve Finley to the Astros for first baseman Glen Davis. Davis, who averaged 27 home runs in six seasons playing in the Astrodome with Houston, will hit only 24 dingers in three injury-filled years as Schilling becomes one of the most dominant hurlers in the game and Harnish and Finley develop into solid major league players.

    2001 - In an effort to authenticate autographed and game-used merchandise sold by its licensees, Major League Baseball has hired Arthur Andersen, an accounting company to assure the authenticity of approximately 40,000 items this season. The memorabilia will have a tamper proof hologram and an ID number with a company official observing the removal of the item being physically taken from the player or event.

    2001 - As part of its 100th Anniversary festivities, the Indians present three-time All-Star Jim Thome with his very own bobblehead doll. The first baseman is one of seven current Cleveland players which will be part of the bobblehead doll promotional giveaways to celebrate the club's centennial this season.

    2002 - Although he missed most of the second half of the season playing for the White Sox due to undergoing back surgery, the Yankees sign David Wells to a two-year, $7-million contract to re-join the team. After posting a 34-14 record including a perfect game from 1997-98, 'Boomer' was traded to the Blue Jays, where he had his only 20-win season, in a deal for Roger Clemens.

    2002 - Representative John Conyers Jr., the House Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat, said he would back off asking Bud Selig to resign if the commissioner dropped his threat to eliminate teams this season. Selig in a two-page letter to the Michigan lawmaker was unequivocal in his response stating the suggestions made were wholly unacceptable.

    2005 - The Milwaukee Brewers traded Travis Hinton to Chicago White Sox completing trade in which the Milwaukee Brewers traded Scott Podsednik, Luis Vizcaino and a player to be named later to Chicago White Sox in exchange for Carlos Lee (December 13, 2004).

    2006 - Bruce Sutter becomes just the fourth relief pitcher to get into the Hall of Fame, and the first hurler ever elected without a career major league start. The split fingered fastball, which will eventual lead to career ending injuries, helped to establish the right-hander as one of the game’s dominant closers.

    2007 - The Cincinnati Reds traded Russ Haltiwanger to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Jeff Keppinger.

    2008 - The Astros and Darin Erstad (.248, 4, 32) agree to a $1 million, one-year deal which also includes incentives. The 33-year-old free agent outfielder, a lifetime .284 hitter, saw limited duty with the White Sox last season after spending 11 superb seasons with the Angels.

    2011 - The Chicago White Sox signed Will Ohman as a free agent.

    2013 - The Chicago Cubs signed Brent Lillibridge as a free agent.

    2014 - The New York Yankees signed Matt Thornton as a free agent.

    2015 - The Tampa Bay Rays signed Asdrubal Cabrera as a free agent.

    2015 - Tampa Bay Rays traded Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for John Jaso, Daniel Robertson, Boog Powell and cash.

    2017 - The Chicago White Sox signed Geovany Soto as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 10...

    1835 - Wright, Harry
    1859 - Dolan, Tom
    1863 - Pettee, Pat
    1870 - Houseman, John
    1873 - Stahl, Chick
    1873 - O'Neill, Jack
    1876 - Puhl, John
    1879 - MacGamwell, Ed
    1879 - McNichol, Ed
    1887 - Russell, Harvey
    1888 - Pratt, Del
    1888 - Pearce, George
    1888 - Ohl, Joe
    1890 - Watson, Milt
    1893 - Herrmann, Marty
    1894 - Gingras, Joe
    1898 - Stauffer, Ed
    1908 - Swift, Bill

    1910 - Peac0ck, Johnny
    1918 - Lillard, Bill
    1922 - Chambers, Cliff
    1926 - Strickland, George
    1928 - Dittmer, Jack
    1935 - Bowsfield, Ted
    1937 - O'Toole, Jim

    1938 - McCovey, Willie
    1940 - Skaugstad, Dave
    1943 - Campbell, Jim
    1944 - Dobson, Chuck
    1946 - Korince, George
    1946 - Geishert, Vern
    1948 - Hardy, Larry
    1951 - Martz, Gary
    1956 - Rohn, Dan
    1958 - Keedy, Pat
    1959 - Dotson, Richard

    1960 - Torve, Kelvin
    1960 - Brower, Bob
    1962 - Diaz, Mario
    1962 - Lindeman, Jim
    1967 - Baez, Kevin
    1973 - Rath, Gary
    1976 - Jimenez, Jason
    1976 - Kennedy, Adam
    1977 - Bauer, Rick
    1980 - Roney, Matt
    1983 - Santana, Ervin
    1984 - Jones, Hunter
    1985 - Gervacio, Sam
    1987 - Dennick, Ryan
    1987 - Espino, Paolo
    1987 - Rosario, Alberto
    1988 - Dolis, Rafael
    1988 - Gurka, Jason
    1989 - Miranda, Ariel
    1991 - Steckenrider, Drew
    1992 - Healy, Ryon

    Baseball Deaths on January 10...

    1907 - Langsford, Bob
    1917 - McFetridge, Jack
    1951 - Delahanty, Tom
    1952 - Ely, Bones
    1956 - McBride, Algie
    1960 - Fabrique, Bunny
    1962 - Shafer, Tillie
    1962 - Bratschi, Fred

    1966 - Reese, Andy
    1970 - Freeman, Harvey
    1977 - Frazier, Vic

    1980 - Critz, Hughie
    1983 - Torres, Gil
    1986 - Johnson, Roy
    1987 - Makosky, Frank
    1987 - Hiller, Frank
    1996 - Schultz, Joe
    1997 - Picciuto, Nick
    1997 - Marchildon, Phil
    2004 - Pyle, Ewald
    2005 - Fine, Tommy
    2016 - Brown, Alton



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« Reply #4536 on: January 11, 2018, 12:21:24 am »

    On January 11 in Baseball History...

    1915 - Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Colonel Tillinghast L´Hommedieu Huston purchase the New York Yankees for $460,000.

    1949 - Although the city doesn't have a major league franchise, the Story Quarry is selected as the site for the new Milwaukee County Stadium. Construction will begin in the Fall of next year in an attempt to attract a big league team which will happen in 1954 when the Braves leave Boston to play in Brew Town.

    1960 - The Phillies send fan-favorite Richie Ashburn, the National League's top hitter in 1958, to the Cubs in exchange for infielders Alvin Dark and Jim Woods and right hander John Buzhardt. 'Whitey', a future Hall of Famer, will play center field and hit .291 batting leadoff for Chicago this season.

    1968 - Ewing Kauffman becomes the owner of the new American League franchise in Kansas City to be eventually known as the Royals. Encouraged by his wife Muriel, the pharmaceutical magnate becomes an instrumental force in bringing a quality major league baseball experience to the Heart of America, after Charlie Finley's stormy departure to Oakland with the unpopular A's team .

    1971 - Tigers pitcher John Hiller suffers a heart attack at age 27. He will miss the 1971 season before making a remarkable comeback.

    1973 - After the American League approves the new rule 8-4 and the National League vetoes the idea, all 24 owners approve the junior circuit's three-year experiment to use a designated hitter. Although the DH was his idea, A’s owner Charley Finley votes against the concept because his brainchild of implementing a designated runner is nixed.

    1977 - The Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday and pitcher Mike Garman to the Dodgers for first baseman Bill Buckner, shortstop Ivan DeJesus, and Minor League pitcher Jeff Albert. The trade solidifies the Cubs infield for the next five years, but the Dodgers will win three pennants in that span.

    1983 - For the third time in eight years, George Steinbrenner hires Billy Martin as Yankee manager. Martin replaces Clyde King, who will move to the front office.

    2000 - Former Red Sox and White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk and the 'Big Red Machine's first baseman Tony Perez are elected to the Hall of Fame. 'Pudge' is selected in his second year of eligibility and the Reds infielder from Ciego De Avila, Cuba makes it on his ninth try.

    2001 - David Cone agrees to a one-year contract with the Red Sox. The former Cy Young Award winner could make between $4 million and $5 million with Boston, compared to the $500,000 guaranteed-offer made by the Yankees, if he makes the roster and pitches regularly during the season.

    2002 - After a one-year experiment, the Orioles plan to return Camden Yards to its original dimensions by moving in the fences. The team, which hit only 58 homers at home - 44 less than in the previous season, said the fences are returning to their initial distances because the new configuration "adversely affected the viewing angle of the batter's eye."

    2005 - The Diamondbacks trade recently acquired catcher Dioner Navarro and hurlers William Juarez, Danny Muegge and Beltran Perez to the Dodgers for 32-year old outfielder Shawn Green (.266, 28, 86). In an effort to rebound from last’s season’s 51-111 record, Arizona has also signed free-agent third baseman Troy Glaus and starting pitcher Russ Ortiz during the off season.

    2006 - The Devil Rays make their first agreement with a Japanese player as 31-year right-hander relief pitcher Shinji Mori signs a $1.4 million, two-year contract to play in Tampa Bay. In 431 games, the former Seibu Lion reliever was 44-44 with 50 saves and a 3.39 ERA playing in Japan's Pacific League.

    2006 - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Greg Norton as a free agent.

    2008 - Jacobs Field, the home of the Indians since 1994, will now be called Progressive Field. The Tribe signs a 16-year naming rights agreement with the Cleveland based insurance company calling for an average annual payment of $3.6 million until the year 2023.

    2008 - The Reds hire Walt Jocketty as a special adviser to chief executive Bob Castellini. The former Cardinals GM, who spent 13 season in the St. Louis front office, left after the Redbirds slumped to a third place finish (78-84) one year removed from a World Championship.

    2010 - Mark McGwire, who broke Roger Maris’ single-season home run record in 1998, apologizes for his decade-long on-and-off use of performance-enhancing substances that started prior to the 1990 season. The former St. Louis and Oakland slugger, recently hired to be the Cardinals hitting coach, had been in an self-imposed exile since repeatedly telling a congressional committee in 2005, “I’m not here to talk about the past,” a remark which seriously hurt his popularity and irrevocably damaged his reputation.

    2010 - Former pitching great Greg Maddux, who started his major league career with the Cubs in 1986, is returning to the team as an assistant to general manager Jim Hendry. A sure first-ballot Hall of Famer, the 355-game winner's duties will include assisting the major league and minor league coaching staffs at spring training, evaluating talent, and developing minor league players.

    2010 - With aspirations of being the Cubs' manager some day, Ryne Sandberrg agrees to replace Bobby Dickerson, who left for a position with Baltimore, as the skipper for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. The 50-year old Hall of Famer has managed in the Chicago farm system for the past three seasons, two with the Single-A Peoria Chiefs and one year with the Double-A Tennessee Smokies.

    2010 - In a very significant deal for the struggling organization, according to the Reds general manager Walt Jocketty, the team signs starting pitcher Aroldis Chapman to a $30.25 million, six years contract. Cincinnati was the winning bidder for the services of the 21-year old southpaw fireballer from Cuba, who defected from his country last July while playing in the World Port Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

    2013 - Wearing a Cubs jersey and backward blue baseball cap, Clark, the Cubs' new mascot makes his debut at Chicago's Advocate Illinois Masonic’s Pediatric Developmental Center. Clark the Cub, who is named after the street located behind Wrigley Field's home plate, is being touted as the great-grandson of franchise’s first mascot, Joa, a live bear used as a good luck charm in 1916, nine years after the franchise officially adopted Cubs as the team’s name.

    2016 - The St. Louis Cardinals signed Seung Hwan Oh as a non-drafted free agent.

    2017 - The Tampa Bay Rays claimed Jason Coats from the Chicago White Sox on waivers.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 11...

    1862 - Pinkney, George
    1867 - Niles, Bill
    1868 - King, Silver
    1876 - Flick, Elmer
    1879 - McIntire, Harry
    1884 - Watson, Art
    1888 - Roberts, Skipper
    1890 - Keliher, Mickey
    1890 - Carey, Max
    1895 - Driscoll, Paddy
    1898 - Lansing, Gene
    1899 - Crowder, Alvin
    1900 - Taber, Lefty
    1901 - McNamara, George
    1910 - Rowe, Schoolboy
    1911 - Hughes, Roy
    1915 - Mele, Dutch
    1918 - Andres, Ernie
    1918 - Gardella, Al
    1919 - Rochelli, Lou
    1921 - Kvasnak, Al
    1922 - Berry, Neil "Connie"

    1922 - Fanovich, Frank
    1928 - Babe, Loren
    1928 - Powis, Carl
    1929 - Mossi, Don

    1937 - Curtis, Jack
    1940 - Fischer, Hank
    1942 - Napoleon, Danny
    1944 - Baker, Frank
    1944 - McAndrew, Jim
    1948 - Henninger, Rick
    1948 - Redmon, Glenn
    1955 - Norman, Dan
    1959 - McClendon, Lloyd
    1962 - Pall, Donn

    1967 - Riesgo, Nikco
    1968 - Rivera, Ben
    1971 - Delgado, Alex
    1972 - Allensworth, Jermaine
    1974 - McKay, Cody
    1974 - Morris, Warren
    1978 - Aquino, Greg
    1989 - Noel, Rico
    1990 - Salazar, Danny
    1995 - Crawford, J.P.

    Baseball Deaths on January 11...

    1912 - Marr, Lefty
    1914 - Goldsby, Walt
    1922 - Murray, Miah
    1929 - Golden, Mike
    1936 - Gross, Turkey
    1945 - McNeal, Harry
    1951 - Wagner, Bill
    1953 - Moskiman, Doc
    1954 - Bowman, Sumner
    1965 - Pipp, Wally
    1968 - Hunter, George
    1969 - Fuhrman, Ollie
    1973 - Bisland, Rivington
    1973 - Hamann, Doc
    1977 - Carleton, Tex
    1986 - Resinger, Grover

    1992 - Jorgens, Orville
    1993 - Quinn, Frank
    1994 - Turk, Lucas
    1994 - Sprinz, Joe
    1997 - Martin, Stu
    1998 - Becker, Joe
    1999 - Dyck, Jim
    2000 - Lemon, Bob
    2013 - Talbot, Fred

    2014 - Brown, Jophrey
    2016 - Irvin, Monte




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« Reply #4537 on: January 12, 2018, 12:02:17 am »

    On January 12 in Baseball History...

    1920 - A plan developed by Charles Ebbets many years ago is finally adopted - the annual drafting of players from the minor leagues will be done in inverse order of the final standings.

    1961 - Charlie Grimm and Verlon Walker are named to the Cubs' colleges of coaches. Using this system, a different coach will manage the team each month during the season.

    1972 - Owner John Fetzer announces that the Tigers have signed a lease to build a $126 million domed stadium along the river in downtown Detroit. The complex will seat 52,000 for baseball, and 60,000 for football. Lawsuits, a failed bond issue, and the construction of the Silverdome in nearby Pontiac eventually kill the idea.

    1983 - Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal are elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. Robinson, winner of 16 straight Gold Gloves and hero of the 1970 World Series, becomes the 14th player elected in his first year of eligibility. Marichal, the winningest Latin American pitcher in major league history, won 20 or more games six times and had an ERA of 2.50 or less six times.

    1984 - The Padres sign closer Rich 'Goose' Gossage as a free agent. During his four seasons in San Diego, the right-handed reliever will win 25 games with an average just shy of 21 saves per season and will help the Friars reach their first-ever World Series this year.

    1988 - Former Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. Stargell, leader of two world champions in Pittsburgh and NL co-MVP in 1979 at age 39, becomes the 17th player to be elected in his first year of eligibility. Jim Bunning falls four votes shy of the 321 needed for election in his 13th year on the ballot.

    1994 - Steve Carlton, winner of 329 games and four Cy Young Awards, is elected to the Hall of Fame.

    1998 - The Cincinnati Reds signed Pete Rose, Jr. as a free agent.

    1999 - Setting an all-time record, the 70th home run ball hit by Cardinal slugger Mark McGwire is purchased at an auction by an anonymous buyer for $3 million. The price tag surpasses the previous record amount of $126,500 which was spent last year to obtain a home run ball hit by Babe Ruth.

    1999 - The Chicago White Sox traded Joe Sutton to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Darren Hall.

    2000 - The Milwaukee Brewers traded Cal Eldred and Jose Valentin to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Jaime Navarro and John Snyder.

    2005 - At a Dodger Stadium news conference, general manager Paul DePodesta announces the team has signed right-hander Derek Lowe (14-12, 5.42) to a $36 million, four-year deal. The former Red Sox starter, who has the second most wins during the span of the past three seasons, is the first pitcher to win the deciding game in all three post-season series.

    2005 - Avoiding salary arbitration, Paul Lo Duca (.286, 13, 80) signs a three-year, $18 million deal to remain with the Marlins. The catcher was acquired by Florida, along with relief pitcher Guillermo Mota and outfielder Juan Encarnacion, in a trading deadline blockbuster swap which sent starter Brad Penny, first baseman Hee Seop Choi and southpaw prospect Bill Murphy to the Dodgers.

    2008 - According to reports, the Brewers reach an agreement with free-agent Mike Cameron (.242 , 21, 78) on a $7 million, one-year deal contingent upon the outfielder passing a physical. The 34-year old former Padres center fielder will miss the first 25 games of the season with the Brew Crew due to testing positive for banned substance for a second time.

    2009 - Rickey Henderson, in his first year of eligibility, and Jim Rice, in his final year, are elected to the Hall of Fame. Henderson, who will enter the Cooperstown shrine as a member of the A's, is the game's all-time stolen base leader, and Rice, who spent his entire 16-year career with the Red Sox, compiled a .298 lifetime batting average and was considered a dominant player in his era.

    2009 - The Chicago White Sox signed Sergio Santos as a free agent.

    2009 - The Boston Red Sox signed John Smoltz as a free agent.

    2010 - The Chicago White Sox signed Ramon Castro as a free agent.

    2010 - The Marlins and players’ union come to an understanding in which the team agrees to increase its payroll because the small amount that the club spends on paying players violates baseball’s revenue sharing provisions of the CBA. The agreement between the two sides, which ends in 2012 when Florida's new ballpark is scheduled to open, calls for arbitration if further problems persist.

    2012 - The MLB owners vote to give commissioner Bud Selig a two-year contract extension, a deal that will keep him in the post until the end of 2014. The 77-year-old executive was appointed as an interim in September 1992, and then became the ninth commissioner of the game upon his election six years later.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 12...

    1856 - Sullivan, Chub
    1859 - Hudson, Nat
    1859 - Swartwood, Ed
    1860 - Larkin, Henry
    1862 - Crowley, John
    1866 - Kinslow, Tom
    1868 - Daub, Dan
    1872 - Pittinger, Togie
    1876 - Browne, George

    1877 - Buelow, Charlie
    1877 - Wilson, Gary
    1878 - Matthews, William
    1878 - Schlei, Admiral
    1879 - Callahan, Jim
    1879 - Olmsted, Hank
    1889 - Imlay, Doc
    1893 - Young, Charlie
    1893 - Lorenzen, Lefty
    1895 - Bostick, Henry
    1895 - Knight, Jack
    1898 - Knothe, George
    1898 - Wade, Rip
    1899 - Hauser, Joe
    1915 - Easterwood, Roy
    1925 - Stevens, Ed
    1935 - Thorpe, Bob
    1940 - Kernek, George
    1945 - Gilliford, Paul
    1945 - Reed, Bob
    1947 - Martin, Gene
    1947 - Reuschel, Paul
    1947 - Everitt, Leon
    1950 - Jones, Randy
    1953 - Whitfield, Terry
    1956 - Porter, Chuck
    1958 - Craig, Rod

    1960 - Trujillo, Mike
    1960 - Marshall, Mike
    1960 - Hulett, Tim

    1961 - Candaele, Casey
    1967 - Simms, Mike
    1970 - Wilson, Nigel
    1971 - Fox, Andy
    1972 - Loiselle, Rich
    1975 - Velandia, Jorge
    1977 - Taylor, Reggie
    1978 - Ayala, Luis
    1980 - Crosby, Bobby
    1982 - Ray, Chris
    1982 - Willis, Dontrelle
    1984 - Olsen, Scott
    1985 - Hatcher, Chris
    1987 - Nova, Ivan
    1988 - Kim, Hyun-Soo
    1988 - Marks, Justin
    1991 - Wood, Alex

    Baseball Deaths on January 12...

    1903 - Mercer, Win
    1910 - Staley, Harry
    1937 - McCarthy, Joe
    1938 - Shaw, Dupee
    1940 - Keas, Ed
    1943 - Webb, Bill
    1958 - Webb, Lefty
    1960 - Lavender, Jimmy
    1970 - Bass, Doc
    1970 - Bruckmiller, Andy
    1971 - Malis, Cy
    1974 - Smith, Joe
    1974 - Middleton, Jim
    1975 - Kalin, Frank
    1986 - Solomon, Eddie

    1989 - Dudley, Clise
    1993 - Browne, Earl
    1993 - Koenig, Fred
    1993 - Orrell, Joe
    2010 - Layne, Hillis
    2013 - Harris, Bubba
    2018 - Arias, Rodolfo "Rudy"



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« Reply #4538 on: January 13, 2018, 12:07:44 am »

    On January 13 in Baseball History...

    1922 - Buck Weaver applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement. The Black Sox infielder remains banned for life due to allegations of throwing the 1919 World Series to the Reds along with seven other Chicago White Sox players.

    1939 - Yankees owner Colonel Jacob Ruppert dies. Four days later Ed Barrow is elected president to succeed Colonel Ruppert.

    1958 - New York Senator Kenneth Keating proposes a ban on all major league telecasts within a one hundred mile radius of minor league territories.

    1959 - Hoping to lure the Phillies to New Jersey, State Senator Joe Cowgill introduces a bill to build a stadium in Camden. This action is motivated by Phillies owner Bob Carpenter's threat of leaving Philadelphia unless a new stadium is built.

    1972 - Bernice Gera, barred for five years due to gender discrimination, wins her landmark lawsuit against the National Association of Baseball Leagues (NABL). The Ernest, New York housewife will become the first female umpire in a professional game when she makes her debut in June at Geneva, N.Y., arbitrating a New York-Penn League contest.

    1978 - At the age of 90, Hall of fame manager Joe McCarthy dies. The former Cubs (1926-30), Yankees (1931-46), and Red Sox (1948-50) skipper compiled a 1460-867 (.627) record winning nine pennants and seven World Championships during his 24-year tenure in the dugout.

    1982 - Both Henry Aaron (Braves, Brewers) and Frank Robinson (Reds, Orioles, Dodgers, Angels, Indians) are elected to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. 'Hammering Hank' falls just nine votes short of being the first player to be elected unanimously by the BBWAA.

    1988 - Steve Garvey retires. He hit just .211 in his last season and was not offered a new contract by the Padres.

    1996 - Cuban defector Liván Hernández agrees to a $4.5 million four-year deal, which includes a record $2.5 million bonus, to pitch for the Marlins. The 20-year old right-hander, known as 'El Duque', will post a mediocre 24-24 record during his four years with the club, but will play a pivotal role in the team's 1997 World Championship, winning both of his World Series starts.

    2005 - The owners unanimously approve the $223 million sale of the Brewers to Mark Attanasio, a Los Angeles investor. The purchase of team, formerly owned by the family of commissioner Bud Selig, ensures Milwaukee will keep their team due to a 30-year lease to play in newly built Miller Park.

    2005 - Marvin Miller, 88, the former executive-director of the Major League Players Association who helped to forever change the nature of the player-owner relationship, receives the Fuchs Award from the Boston Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. The honor, named in for Judge Emil E. Fuchs who owned the hometown Braves from 1929 through 1935, is given for "long and meritorious service to baseball."

    2005 - Under the watchful eye of national lawmakers, major league baseball and the players association agree in principle on a stricter steroid-testing policy. The new program will randomly test players year-round having first-time offenders suspended for 10 days and a fourth violation resulting in a one year ban for the offending player.

    2005 - Hoping to sway the veterans' committee, North Dakota’s House of Representatives approves a resolution proclaiming native son Roger Maris (Indians, A's, Yankees, Cardinals) should be elected to the Hall of Fame. The lawmakers’ action, which was sponsored by Rep. Andy Maragos, orders the Secretary of State to send a copy of the resolution to the 85 members of the baseball veterans' committee, which includes the 60 living members enshrined in Cooperstown.

    2006 - Johnny Estrada, who filed for arbitration after being traded from the Braves for relievers Lance Cormier and Oscar Villarreal, agrees to a $2 million, one-year contract to catch for the Diamondbacks. The former All-Star backstop had limited playing time after a mid-season home plate collision with Angels’ center fielder Darin Erstad.

    2006 - The much-anticipated trial to determine if Angels owner Arte Moreno violated a 10-year-old contract with Anaheim, in which the city claims to have lost $100 million in tourism and merchandising revenue, when the franchise’s name was changed from the Anaheim Angels to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim against the city of Anaheim begins. Some of the people in the crowded courtroom were wearing Angel-colored red T-shirts imprinted with the words, "We Are Not L.A."

    2009 - Appearing on Larry King Live, President George W. Bush makes it very clear he doesn't have any interest in becoming baseball's commissioner when Bud Selig leaves the post. The former owner of the Rangers, who leaves office in seven days, tells the CNN talk show host he isn't looking to get back into the game in any capacity.

    2009 - After the all-time-career saves leader passes a physical, the Brewers announce their $6 million, one-year deal with free-agent reliever Trevor Hoffman. The 41-year-old right hander, a fixture in the Padres bullpen since 1993, has compiled 554 saves in 930 relief appearances during his 16-year tenure in the major leagues.

    2010 - The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Adam LaRoche as a free agent.

    2010 - The Royals hire former Milwaukee manager Ned Yost to be a special advisor for the team. The 54-year-old is hired by Kansas City GM Dayton Moore, who met the former major league catcher when they both worked in the Braves organization.

    2010 - Ryan Church and the Pirates come to terms on a $1.5 million, one-year deal. The 31-year old left-handed hitting outfielder, who batted .273 with the Mets and Braves in an injury-plagued season last year, is expected to be the Bucs' fourth outfielder, backing up Brandon Moss, Andrew McCutchen, and Lastings Milledge.

    2015 - The Miami Marlins signed Nick Masset as a free agent.

    2016 - The Miami Marlins signed Edwin Jackson as a free agent.

    2017 - The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Micah Johnson to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for player to be named or cash.

    2017 - The Washington Nationals signed Neal Cotts as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 13...

    1865 - Kirby, John
    1869 - Smith, Jud
    1875 - Ziegler, Charlie
    1880 - Anderson, Goat
    1888 - Bonin, Luther
    1889 - Konnick, Mike
    1889 - Sherry, Fred
    1899 - Keck, Cactus
    1901 - Schulte, Fred
    1904 - Hearn, Bunny
    1905 - Wilson, Charlie
    1908 - Jordan, Jimmy
    1909 - Wood, Spades
    1915 - Dejan, Mike
    1915 - Milosevich, Mike
    1916 - Rowell, Bama
    1917 - Wentzel, Stan
    1918 - Mesner, Steve
    1918 - Fagan, Everett
    1918 - O'Neill, Emmett

    1920 - Guintini, Ben
    1929 - Savransky, Moe
    1930 - Margoneri, Joe
    1940 - Brand, Ron
    1944 - Jaster, Larry
    1948 - Cain, Les
    1949 - Buskey, Mike
    1949 - Foor, Jim
    1950 - Tyson, Mike
    1950 - Forsch, Bob
    1952 - Galasso, Bob
    1953 - Jones, Odell
    1954 - Comer, Steve
    1958 - Madden, Mike
    1958 - Roof, Gene
    1962 - Mitchell, Kevin
    1964 - Robidoux, Billy Jo

    1964 - Nunez, Jose
    1969 - Foster, Kevin
    1969 - Miller, Orlando
    1972 - Dessens, Elmer
    1975 - Childers, Jason
    1981 - Capellan, Jose
    1981 - Rasner, Darrell
    1982 - Pena, Willy Mo
    1983 - Sisco, Andrew

    1987 - Drake, Oliver
    1989 - Hembree, Heath
    1991 - Milner, Hoby

    Baseball Deaths on January 13...

    1890 - Gladmon, Buck
    1891 - Connors, Joe
    1899 - Carl, Fred
    1903 - Conway, Pete
    1914 - Clapp, Aaron
    1917 - Garry, Jim
    1927 - Ingersoll, Bob
    1929 - West, Buck
    1944 - Elberfeld, Kid
    1946 - Speer, Kid
    1951 - Miller, Charlie
    1954 - Perry, Clay
    1955 - Dinneen, Bill
    1965 - Kocher, Brad
    1967 - Gelbert, Charlie
    1968 - Schwind, Art
    1968 - Herbert, Ernie
    1968 - Lang, Marty
    1977 - Ostergard, Red

    1978 - Jacobson, Merwin
    1978 - Clowers, Bill
    1980 - Swartz, Monty
    1980 - Sproull, Charlie
    1986 - Garcia, Mike

    1987 - Morgan, Tom
    1989 - Ankenman, Pat
    1989 - Morehart, Ray

    1990 - Jarvis, Roy
    1993 - Pyle, Harlan
    1994 - Vico, George
    2003 - Rudolph, Ernie
    2004 - Goliat, Mike
    2008 - Podres, Johnny
    2009 - Gomez, Preston
    2013 - Hernandez, Enzo
    2016 - Arroyo, Luis



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« Reply #4539 on: January 14, 2018, 12:10:24 am »

    On January 14 in Baseball History...

    1919 - John McGraw, Charles A. Stoneham, and Tammany politician Judge Francis X. McQuade buy controlling interest in the Giants from the John Brush estate. Having drawn just 265,000 fans in 1918, the club is sold at a bargain price. The trio will spend many days in courtrooms fighting among themselves, as well as fending off government charges about Stoneham's business practices.

    1940 - Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit players and farm hands. Citing cover-ups of the movement of players within its organization, Landis hands freedom to Roy Cullenbine, Benny McCoy, Lloyd Dietz, and Steve Rachunok from the parent roster and orders $47,250 paid as compensation to 14 players. Johnny Sain is one of 23 players who will later make it to the major leagues.

    1954 - Joe DiMaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe elope and get married at City Hall in San Francisco. The couple, who had captivated the nation with their romance, will split up in less than a year.

    1963 - The White Sox trade shortstop Luis Aparicio and outfielder Al Smith to the Orioles for pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm along with former Rookie of the Year shortstop Ron Hansen, outfielder Dave Nicholson and third baseman Pete Ward. During his six season in the Windy City, the right-handed knuckleballer will post a 41-33 record along with 98 saves while compiling a minuscule ERA of 1.92.

    1970 - Johnny Murphy, the Mets general manager who had seen his team rise from the N.L. cellar to the world championship, dies of a heart attack at age 61. Murphy was a star relief pitcher for the Yankees in the 1930s and early 1940s.

    1976 - WTCG-TV owner Ted Turner obtains 100% of the Atlanta Braves for $12 million. 'Captain Ted' purchases the club to provide sport programming for his local channel 17, but when the FCC permits the station to use a satellite late in 1976 to broadcast shows on cable networks, the franchise, now available to be viewed by millions of subscribers, will become known as America's Team.

    1981 - Frank Robinson is named manager of the Giants replacing Dave Bristol, who was dismissed by Bob Lurie at the winter baseball meetings in Dallas last month. Robinson becomes the first black skipper in the National League after having the distinction of being the first in baseball history when he managed the Indians in 1975

    1987 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. Hunter made his name as the ace of the Oakland A's staff in their championship years and made his fortune as one of the first free agents. Williams set a N.L. record by playing in 1,117 consecutive games and accumulating 426 home runs and a batting title.

    1998 - The Astros trade James Mouton to the Padres in exchange for hurler Sean Bergman. The right-hander will post a 12-9 record in Houston, and the Friars' new outfielder will hit a meager .190 in his only season in San Diego.

    2000 - The Cardinals trade third baseman Fernando Tatis and right-hander Britt Reames to the Expos for right-hander Dustin Hermanson and left-hander closer Steve Kline.

    2002 - Saying his heart has always been in San Francisco, Barry Bonds avoids arbitration by agreeing to a five-year, $90 million deal with the Giants. The contract also calls for 10-year personal services commitment at the end of the 37-year old left fielder's playing days.

    2006 - In an attempt to buy time as closer Eric Gagne recovers from elbow surgery, the Dodgers trade right-hander Edwin Jackson and prospect lefty Chuck Tiffany to the Devil Rays to obtain All-Star penmen Danys Baez, Lance Carter as well as a minor league player to be named. Baez, who saved 41 games for Tampa Bay last season, will become the team’s closer until Gagne is ready to return.

    2007 - According to an anonymous team official, the Blue Jays avoid arbitration by coming to terms with Lyle Overbay (.312, 22, 92). The 29-year old first baseman agrees to a four-year deal worth $24 million to stay in Toronto.

    2008 - The Cardinals and Blue Jays swap their All-Star third basemen as Scott Rolen (.265, 8, 62) goes north of the border, and Troy Glaus (.262, 20, 58) heads to the Gateway to the West. Rolen, known not to be fan of Tony La Russa, his former manager, joins one-time teammate David Eckstein on the left side of the diamond in Toronto.

    2008 - In an effort to replace Andruw Jones, their former Glove Glover in centerfield, the Braves acquire Mark Kotsay from the rebuilding A's in exchange for reliever Joey Devine and a minor league pitching prospect. Additionally, Atlanta will pick up approximately $5 million of their new outfielder's $7.35 million salary.

    2009 - Avoiding arbitration, the Angels agree to a $5,775,000, one-year deal with Chone Figgins, the club's versatile switch-hitter. The 30-year old, who led the team with 34 stolen bases last season, has played mostly third base, but has also been employed at second, short and in the outfield by Halos' skipper Mike Scioscia.

    2009 - The Chicago White Sox signed Bartolo Colon as a free agent.

    2010 - Reportedly turning down a more lucrative two-year deal with San Francisco, Adam LaRoche finalizes a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks that guarantees the first baseman $6 million for next season. The 30-year-old corner infielder played for Atlanta, Boston and Pittsburgh last year compiling a .277 batting average with 25 homers along with 83 RBIs.

    2011 - The Minnesota Twins signed Jim Thome as a free agent.

    2012 - The Yankees deal Jesus Montero, considered to be the top catching prospect in the major leagues, to the Mariners to obtain Michael Pineda, a promising 22-year-old starting pitcher. Having given up their prized backstop, the Bronx Bombers add to their rotation an All-star righhander, who posted a 9-10 record along with an ERA of 3.03, averaging nearly a strikeout per frame in 171 inning of work last season.

    2015 - The Braves continue their youth movement, dealing Evan Gattis and right-handed prospect James Hoyt to the Astros for minor leaguers Rio Ruiz, Andrew Thurman, and Mike Foltynewicz. Earlier in the offseason, Atlanta obtained four prospects from the Padres in exchange for Justin Upton, and added starting pitcher Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins, another pitching prospect, from St. Louis when they traded Jayson Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the Cardinals.

    2016 - At the home of the Japanese consul general in Atlanta, Hank Aaron is honored with one of Japan’s highest awards when he is presented with the Gold Rays with Rosette, the fourth class of Order of the Rising Sun. The 81 year-old American home run king is commended, along with Sadaharu Oh, for his efforts towards the World Children’s Baseball Fair, an organization which fosters an environment of world understanding and cultural exchange through the celebration of the sport.

    2016 - The New York Yankees signed Anthony Swarzak as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 14...

    1856 - Fair, George
    1856 - Foley, Curry
    1867 - Kling, Bill
    1868 - Newell, John
    1869 - Shreve, Lev
    1871 - Madison, Art
    1874 - Taylor, Jack
    1880 - Livingston, Paddy
    1882 - Alberts, Cy
    1885 - Perrine, Nig
    1891 - Shovlin, John
    1892 - Meyer, Billy

    1894 - Decatur, Art
    1898 - Wheeler, Dick
    1899 - Miller, Ralph
    1902 - Jolley, Smead

    1903 - Scarritt, Russ
    1911 - Gornicki, Hank
    1915 - Joyce, Bob
    1922 - Biasatti, Hank
    1923 - Johnson, Ken
    1930 - Daley, Pete
    1937 - Siebert, Sonny
    1939 - Valdespino, Sandy
    1939 - Talton, Tim
    1942 - Campbell, Dave
    1943 - Clark, Ron
    1943 - Marshall, Dave
    1947 - Parker, Billy
    1951 - Thomas, Derrel
    1952 - Forster, Terry

    1952 - Gross, Wayne
    1954 - Boone, Danny
    1957 - Brizzolara, Tony
    1959 - Keener, Jeff
    1960 - Jones, Ross
    1961 - Redfield, Joe
    1962 - Green, Gary
    1967 - Fletcher, Paul
    1970 - Cooke, Steve
    1973 - Brohawn, Troy
    1973 - Myers, Rod
    1974 - Frank, Mike
    1976 - Daneker, Pat

    1984 - Aybar, Erick
    1984 - Pelfrey, Mike
    1987 - Forsythe, Logan
    1989 - Kolarek, Adam
    1990 - Graham, J.R.
    1991 - Altherr, Aaron
    1991 - Piscotty, Stephen
    1993 - Neverauskas, Dovydas
    1993 - Powell, Herschel "Boog"

    Baseball Deaths on January 14...

    1892 - Flint, Silver
    1908 - Bullas, Sim
    1908 - Krug, Henry
    1909 - Pittinger, Togie
    1913 - O'Hagan, Hal
    1929 - Hayner, John
    1931 - Richardson, Hardy
    1933 - Hoffmeister, Jesse
    1935 - Young, Irv

    1937 - Trumbull, Ed
    1945 - Blankenship, Ted

    1948 - Benedict, Art
    1950 - Thomas, Bill
    1952 - Sellers, Rube
    1953 - Small, Charlie
    1959 - Ganzel, John
    1961 - Cavanaugh, John
    1962 - Young, Pep
    1962 - Mann, Les
    1965 - Johnson, Walt

    1965 - Hopper, Bill
    1966 - Neuer, Tex
    1968 - Black, Bill

    1970 - Murphy, Johnny
    1974 - Partridge, Jay
    1974 - Brown, Lloyd
    1994 - Vico, Sam
    2001 - Zapustas, Joe
    2006 - Morton, Bubba
    2008 - Cardwell, Don
    2009 - Derrick, Mike





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« Reply #4540 on: January 15, 2018, 12:03:06 am »

    On January 15 in Baseball History...

    1934 - Babe Ruth accepts a cut of $17,000 and signs a 1934 contract with the Yankees for $35,000.

    1936 - Horace Stoneham is elected president of the New York Giants, succeeding his late father. Stoneham, 32, will remain president for the next 40 years before selling the team in 1976.

    1942 - In his famous 'Green Light letter', President Franklin D. Roosevelt answers Commissioner Landis's query about playing baseball in the wake of second World War. FDR responds he believes playing the sport would be good for Americans and encourages the owners to have more games at night to give war workers an opportunity to attend games.

    1957 - The Kratter Corporation grants Walter O'Malley an additional two years on the three-year lease on Ebbets Field agreed to last year. The new agreement means the ball club has a home in Brooklyn until 1961, but may have been prompted by the Dodgers owner's uncertainty about L.A'.s ability to secure the land needed to built a stadium if the team moved to the West Coast.

    1958 - In a deal worth over $1 million, the Yankees announce that they will televise 140 games in the 1958 season. Six days later, the Phillies agree to televise 78 games into the New York City area, which is without N.L. baseball for the first time since the league's inception in 1876.

    1964 - Willie Mays, the highest paid player in baseball, signs the $105,000 contract offered by the Giants. The perennial all-star center fielder will have another outstanding season batting .308, hitting 40 home runs and driving in 123 runs for the Jints.

    1964 - Baseballs executives select New York City as the site of the game's first free-agent draft, a controversial measure approved during the winter meetings that gives teams with the worst records the first picks to the talented amateur players. With the first pick in the history of the draft , the A's will select ASU outfielder Rick Monday when the draft begins on June 8 at the Hotel Commodore.

    1967 - Tom Brown becomes the first major leaguer to play in the Super Bowl. The Green Bay defensive back, an outfielder and first baseman for the Senators in 1963, is best remembered for his last-minute interception of Cowboy quarterback Don Meredith's Hail Mary pass in the NFL Championship game, making Green Bay a participant in the first-ever Super Bowl.

    1981 - In his first year of eligibility, former Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson is the only player elected to the Hall of Fame. Gibson won 20 games five times, struck out 3,117 batters, and captured the Cy Young and M.V.P. in 1968 with a 1.12 ERA. Players falling short of the 301 votes needed for election include Don Drysdale (243), Gil Hodges (241), Harmon Killebrew (239), Hoyt Wilhelm (238), and Juan Marichal (233).

    1990 - Returning from a stint in Japan where he hit 38 homers for the Hanshin Tigers, Cecil Fielder signs a free-agent deal worth $1,250,000 with the Tigers. 'Big Daddy' will hit 245 home runs and drive in 758 runs during his seven seasons with Detroit.

    1994 - At its winter fan festival, Milwaukee unveils a new logo and different team colors with navy, green and metallic gold replacing the current royal blue and yellow. The changes, the first since the start of the 1978 season, also include Germanic lettering in place of the standard block, and the addition of the first alternate uniform in the club's history, a navy jersey with the club's primary logo below the word Brewers across the chest.

    2002 - The Braves trade outfielder Brian Jordan (.295, 25, 97), pitcher Odalis Perez (7-8, 4.91), and a minor leaguer to the Dodgers to acquire All-Star outfielder Gary Sheffield (.311, 36, 100). The deal ends Sheffield's stormy tenure with L.A.

    2008 - At the Congressional hearing concerning the Mitchell Report, Representatives Henry Waxman and Tom Davis announce they have sent a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate if Miguel Tejada lied to House committee staff when questioned about Oriole teammate Rafael Palmeiro's use of steroids. The former American League MVP, who was traded to the Astros in the off season, could face jail time, if found guilty, because making false statements to Congress is a felony.

    2009 - Derek Lowe signs a four-year deal with the Braves reportedly worth $60 million. The 35-year old right-hander will be the ace of Atlanta's new look rotation of Jair Jurrjens and newly acquired Javier Vazquez and Kenshin Kawakami, who pitched in Japan last season for the Chunichi Dragons.

    2009 - Avoiding arbitration, Dave Bush and the Brewers agree to a $4 million, one-year deal. The 29-year-old right-hander finished the season strong posting a 7-3 record with a 3.23 ERA in his final 18 regular seaon starts, and was the only Milwaukee pitcher to win a postseason game.

    2009 - The Padres sign 33-year old veteran infielder David Eckstein to a one-year contract worth $850,000 with an additional $150,000 available in incentives. The 2006 World Series MVP, who split last season playing mostly shortstop in 94 games with the Blue Jays and Diamondbacks, agreed to the discounted deal with San Diego on the condition that he would play primarily second base for the Friars.

    2009 - The Dodgers, who had restructured Andruw Jones's contract earlier in the month, put thier expensive center fielder on waivers rather than pursuing a trade for the five-time All-Star. The highest-paid player in the franchise history, who signed a two-year, $36.2 million deal during the 2007 offseason, was a complete bust in his one season with the team hitting a meager .158 with just three home home runs and 14 RBIs in 209 at bats.

    2010 - The Mets and John Maine (7-6, 4.43) come to terms on a one-year, $3.3 million deal just after the right-hander filed for arbitration. New York's projected number three starter was limited to 15 games last season, due to the lingering weakness from a 2008 surgery that removed a bony growth from the socket of his right shoulder.

    2010 - Avoiding salary arbitration, Matt Kemp (.297, 26, 101) and the Dodgers agree to a rare multi-year offer that will pay the center fielder $10.95 million over the next two seasons. The 25-year old Oklahoman, considered a core player in the team's future, won the Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger awards playing for the National League West champs last season.

    2013 - After watching their bullpen implode in the NLDS last season, the Nationals sign Rafael Soriano to a two-year, $28 million deal to be the club's closer. The 33 year-old right-handed reliever, who had league-leading 45 saves for the Rays in 2011, filled in for the injured Mariano Rivera last season and saved 42 games for the Yankees.

    2014 - The Milwaukee Brewers signed Zach Duke as a free agent.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Brian Anderson as a free agent.

    2015 - The Cleveland Indians signed Anthony Swarzak as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 15...

    1856 - Baker, Charlie
    1858 - Mansell, Mike
    1868 - Menefee, Jock
    1872 - Fox, Bill
    1881 - Orndorff, Jess
    1882 - Kinsella, Ed
    1885 - Lowdermilk, Grover

    1891 - Chapman, Ray
    1891 - Townsend, Leo
    1896 - Cantwell, Mike
    1897 - Genewich, Joe
    1903 - Oliver, Tom
    1915 - Culler, Dick
    1917 - Rucker, Johnny
    1920 - Gromek, Steve
    1932 - Maranda, Georges
    1933 - Durnbaugh, Bobby
    1937 - Sadowski, Bob

    1943 - Marshall, Mike
    1946 - Robson, Tom
    1947 - Schoen, Gerry
    1947 - Solaita, Tony
    1949 - Grich, Bobby
    1949 - Alvarado, Luis

    1954 - Cappuzzello, George
    1956 - Mulliniks, Rance
    1956 - Narron, Jerry
    1957 - Cooper, Don

    1960 - Brown, Curt
    1961 - Lansford, Jody
    1963 - Brennan, William
    1965 - Banister, Jeff
    1967 - Wertz, Bill
    1969 - DeShields, Delino
    1973 - Gomes, Wayne
    1974 - King, Ray
    1975 - Diaz, Edwin
    1979 - Howard, Ben
    1980 - Closser, J.D.
    1982 - Dorta, Melvin
    1982 - Galarraga, Armando
    1991 - Duffy, Matt
    1991 - Garver, Mitch
    1992 - Gonzalez, Chi Chi
    1992 - Mayza, Tim

    Baseball Deaths on January 15...

    1889 - Brown, Lew
    1895 - Silch, Ed
    1924 - Friel, Pat
    1937 - Baker, Charlie
    1937 - Foster, Eddie
    1947 - Sheckard, Jimmy
    1952 - Houser, Ben
    1953 - East, Carl
    1961 - Price, Joe
    1964 - Henderson, Ed
    1964 - Larmore, Bob
    1966 - Walsh, Walt
    1966 - McIlwain, Stover

    1970 - Leard, Bill
    1974 - Healy, Thomas
    1986 - Thomas, Fred
    1988 - Hennessey, George
    1991 - Judy, Lyle
    1992 - Gassaway, Charlie
    1999 - Ge0rgy, Oscar
    2004 - Suhr, Gus
    2004 - Devlin, Jim
    2009 - Jones, Tommy
    2011 - Hartsfield, Roy
    2013 - Glynn, Bill



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« Reply #4541 on: January 16, 2018, 12:12:21 am »

    On January 16 in Baseball History...

    1878 - Benjamin Douglas is hired as manager of the Providence Grays, and Tom Carey is signed as the team's captain. The skipper of the new National League franchise in Rhode Island will be fired for incompetence and insubordination before the season begins.

    1886 - Washington is admitted to the National League. The new franchise in the nation's capital will win just 28 games of the 120 games played, finishing 60 games behind the first-place Chicago White Stockings.

    1891 - A new national agreement is signed by the National League, American Association, and the Western Association that creates a three-man panel to settle disputes among the leagues. Two days ago, the NL owners voted to allow the American Association to place a team in Boston‚ despite the emphatic opposition from the owners of the Boston Beaneaters, the existing NL franchise in town.

    1952 - The U.S. Standardization Board clears the way for Stan Musial to get a salary increase to $85,000. Prior to this relaxation of the rules, there was a wage freeze in effect due to the Korean War. Under the new rules, a team is free to raise individual salaries, as long as they do not exceed a complicated formula, based on total team salaries for any one year, from 1946-1950, plus 10 percent.

    1960 - In a benefit basketball game, the Steelers beat the Pirates in overtime, 22-20. Shortstop Dick Groat, a Duke University hoop standout, scores 14 points for the Bucs.

    1960 - The Cubs trade Alvin Dark, along John Buzhardt and Jim Woods, to the Phillies in exchange for Richie Ashburn. After a slow start in Philadelphia, the 'Swamp Fox' is dealt to the Braves where the veteran infielder will hit .298 for Boston before retiring as a player at the end of the season to become the skipper for San Francisco.

    1964 - A.L. owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley's proposal to move the A's to Louisville. Finley is given an ultimatum to sign a lease in Kansas City or lose his franchise.

    1970 - Gold Glove outfielder Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause, a suit that will have historic implications. Flood refused to report to the Phillies after he was traded by the Cardinals, contending the baseball rule violates federal antitrust laws.

    1973 - Steve Carlton becomes the highest paid pitcher when he signs a contract with the Phillies for a reported $165,000. The 28 year-old southpaw, last season's unanimous Cy Young Award winner, will lose a league-leading 20 games this season after posting a 27-10 record last year for the last place team.

    1974 - The BBWAA elects former Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. Mantle becomes only the seventh player to make it in his first try. His 536 home runs with the Yankees ranked second only to Babe Ruth and he played in more games (2,401) than any other pinstriper, including Lou Gehrig. Ford was arguably the greatest Yankees pitcher of all time, retiring with more wins (236), more innings (3,171), more strikeouts (1,956), and more shutouts (45) than anyone in club history.

    1996 - The Giants signed much acclaimed amateur free-agent Osvaldo Fernandez. The Cuban National squad’s all-star hurler, who defected when his club played Team USA in Tennessee, will post a disappointing 10-17 record during his two-year stay by the Bay.

    2001 - In the first year of eligibility, Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett are elected to the Hall of Fame. The former Twins are the fourth pair of teammates selected by BBWAA in the same year.

    2001 - Free agent Jose Canseco, 36, agrees to terms with the Angels. The incentive-laden contract ranging from $200,000 to as much as $5 million will be based on plate appearances as a designated hitter.

    2002 - Free agent Pedro Astacio (8-14, 5.09) agrees to a one-year, $5 million incentives-laden deal with the Mets. After being traded to the Astros by the Rockies last season, the 32-year-old right-hander developed shoulder problems.

    2003 - The owners establish the minimum age of 14 for bat boys. The change from not having any age requirement was prompted by a near collision at home plate during Game 5 of the World Series involving 4-year old bat boy Darren Baker, the son of Giant skipper, Dusty Baker.

    2003 - Gary Carter will become the first, and perhaps the only player, wearing an Expos hat on his Hall of Fame plaque. Although the former catcher expressed he wanted to be immortalized as a Mets player, the team which presently employs him and the franchise he helped to win the 1986 World Series championship, Cooperstown decided the 'Kid' should enter the Hall with a Montreal logo.

    2003 - Trying to restore a competitive edge to the All-Star game, the owners unanimously approved the winning league of the Midsummer Classic will have home-field advantage during the World Series. Approval is needed by the players to change the current rotation between the two leagues which was put in place since its inception of the World Series in 1903.

    2006 - Signing a record-setting one-year deal with Marlins, Dontrelle Willis (22-10, 2.63) avoids arbitration by agreeing to a $4.35 million one-year deal which could be worth $4.55 million if certain performance-based incentives are reached. The All-Star southpaw’s deal surpasses Roy Halladay and Andy Pettitte, who both got $3.8 million contracts, for the highest amount ever given to a starting pitcher in their first year of arbitration eligibility

    2007 - The Florida Marlins, the team with the lowest payrolls in the majors spending only $15 million last season, agrees to a one-year deal with southpaw Dontrelle Willis (12-12, 3.87) for $6.45 million. The Florida ace gets an hefty raise from the $4.35 million he received last season.

    2008 - A former 20-game winner with the team, Jon Lieber (3-6, 4.73), signs a $3.5 million, one-year deal with the Cubs. The right-handed veteran, who played with the Phillies for the past three years, missed most of last season due to surgery needed to repair a ruptured tendon in his foot.

    2008 - Avoiding salary arbitration, the Tigers sign Nate Roberts (9-13, 4.76) to a $21.25 million, three-year deal. The 30-year old southpaw, who would have been eligible to become a free agent after the 2009 season, has made 30+ starts during each of his previous four seasons with Detroit.

    2009 - The Red Sox sign another infielder to a long-term contract when Kevin Youkilis agrees to a four-year deal reportedly worth $41 million. The 29-year old Gold Glove first baseman will join Dustin Pedroia, inked to a six-year contract extension in December, on the right side of Boston's infield for the foreseeable future.

    2009 - The Philadelphia Phillies signed Pablo Ozuna as a free agent.

    2010 - Scott Hairston returns to the Padres, the team that traded him last July, in a four-player deal with the A's. The Friars send third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and prospect Eric Sogard to Oakland in exchange for their former outfielder and Aaron Cunningham.

    2011 - Joey Votto and the Reds agree to a three-year contract extension worth $38 million. The 27-year old first baseman was voted the National League's Most Valuable Player last season.

    2013 - The Washington Nationals traded Mike Morse to the Seattle Mariners as part of 3-team trade in which Seattle Mariners sent John Jaso to the Oakland Athletics; the Oakland Athletics sent A.J. Cole and Blake Treinen to the Washington Nationals; and the Oakland Athletics sentIan Krol to the Washington Nationals (March 20, 2013).

    2014 - Expanded instant replay is unanimously approved at the quarterly Owners Meetings, a concept previously agreed on by the Players Association and World Umpires Association. Each manager will begin a game with one challenge, and beginning in the top of the seventh, the crew chief will also be able to ask to institute a review from the Replay Command Center at MLBAM headquarters in New York.

    2015 - The Philadelphia Phillies claimed Jordan Danks from the Chicago White Sox on waivers.

    2017 - The World Champion Cubs are welcomed at the White House by President Barack Obama, a noted White Sox patron who is offered a midnight pardon by Chicago GM Theo Epstein for his partisanship, and his wife Michelle, a fan of the Northside team. The Commander in Chief, in addition to receiving No. 44 jerseys from his fellow No. 44, Anthony Rizzo, is given a lifetime pass to any Cubs game, a gift the First Lady will probably appreciate more than her husband.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 16...

    1855 - Macullar, Jimmy
    1858 - Whitney, Art
    1863 - Hunter, Lem
    1870 - Collins, Jimmy
    1877 - Bruce, Lou
    1878 - Murray, Jim
    1885 - Kutina, Joe
    1886 - Moulton, Allie
    1888 - Kocher, Brad
    1889 - Mayer, Erskine

    1889 - Jansen, Ray
    1891 - Goodwin, Marv
    1891 - Schupp, Ferdie
    1892 - Bratschi, Fred

    1894 - Divis, Moxie
    1895 - Guisto, Lou
    1899 - Fisher, Showboat
    1900 - Rabbitt, Joe
    1902 - Koehler, Pip
    1902 - Connell, Joe
    1904 - Morrissey, Jo-Jo

    1907 - Jordan, Buck
    1908 - Watson, Johnny
    1910 - Dean, Dizzy
    1911 - McDonald, Hank
    1917 - Ramazzotti, Bob
    1920 - Poole, Ray
    1920 - Talcott, Roy
    1923 - Sipek, Dick
    1924 - Wooten, Junior
    1934 - Owens, Jim
    1937 - Morhardt, Moe
    1938 - Herbel, Ron
    1940 - Miller, Rod
    1940 - Baird, Bob
    1941 - Bonikowski, Joe
    1944 - Stone, Gene
    1953 - DeBarr, Dennis
    1954 - Stapleton, Dave
    1957 - Castillo, Marty
    1957 - Balboni, Steve
    1959 - Buckley, Kevin
    1966 - McDowell, Jack

    1970 - Villone, Ron
    1975 - Gardner, Lee
    1977 - Bean, Colter
    1978 - Amezaga, Alfredo
    1979 - Cust, Jack
    1980 - Conrad, Brooks
    1980 - Pujols, Albert
    1981 - Stetter, Mitch
    1983 - Torres, Eider
    1984 - Maloney, Matt
    1985 - Guerra, Junior

    1985 - Manship, Jeff
    1986 - Brignac, Reid
    1986 - Trumbo, Mark
    1987 - Wheeler, Zelous
    1990 - Saupold, Warwick

    Baseball Deaths on January 16...

    1907 - Evans, Jake
    1913 - Dolan, Tom
    1917 - Geggus, Charlie
    1925 - Bignell, George
    1928 - Rossman, Claude
    1934 - Dunham, Wiley
    1934 - Hyndman, Jim
    1938 - Sommer, Joe
    1938 - Clark, Earl
    1950 - Hulswitt, Rudy
    1951 - Purdy, Pid
    1954 - Payne, Fred

    1963 - Thompson, Carl
    1964 - Baker, Howard

    1965 - Williams, Jimmy
    1968 - Funk, Liz

    1976 - Autry, Chick
    1977 - Jacobson, Baby Doll
    1985 - Chase, Ken
    1988 - Kemner, Dutch
    1989 - Trechock, Frank
    1990 - Naylor, Earl
    2003 - McCullough, Phil
    2006 - Repass, Bob
    2006 - Smith, Willie
    2009 - Stimac, Craig





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« Reply #4543 on: January 17, 2018, 12:03:41 am »

    On January 17 in Baseball History...

    1888 - Kansas City is admitted to the American Association to replace the Mets. Although the Mets were bought by Brooklyn, the franchise is considered suspended until a Manhattan playing field can be located.

    1915 - According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the American League franchise will now be known as the Indians replacing the nickname the Naps - a change necessitated due to the departure of player-manager Napolean Lajoie to the Philadelphia A's. Team owner Charles W. Somers asked the city's baseball writers for help, and with the feedback of their readers, the scribes selected the team's new moniker to honor former Cleveland Spider player Louis Sockalexis, the first Native American to play in the major Leagues.

    1916 - The Giants buy Benny Kauff, the Federal League's best player, from the Brooklyn Tip Tops for $35,000. The 26-year old center fielder's first three seasons with New York are solid, but the trash-talking fly chaser will never live up to his reputation of being the 'Ty Cobb of the Feds'.

    1922 - Benny Kauff's appeal to be reinstated as a major league player is denied by an appellate court. The former Giant outfielder believed his banishment from the game by Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis is unjust due to his acquittal of the auto theft charges brought against him.
    1934 - Carl Hubbell, the N.L. M.V.P. winner, is rewarded with a $18,000 contract by the New York Giants.

    1952 - Detroit owner Walter O. Briggs dies at the age of 74. His son will succeed him in the presidency.

    1970 - The Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s.

    1970 - The Yankees draft Fred Lynn in the January phase of the free-agent draft. The Chicago native, who becomes the first player in baseball history to win the MVP and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season while playing for the 1975 Red Sox, chooses not to sign with the Bronx Bombers.

    1977 - Kansas City releases Tommy Davis, ending an 18-year career spent with 10 different teams.

    1979 - After resigning as the general manager of the Rangers nine days ago, Danny O'Brien signs a contract to become the Mariners' president and CEO.

    1983 - Bob Horner and the Braves agree to a $6 million, four-year deal. The contract includes $400‚000 in bonuses if the Atlanta third baseman keeps his playing weight under 215 pounds.

    1986 - The Braves and Chief Noc-A-Homa, the team mascot who has become a huge fan favorite in Atlanta with his spirited dances when a homer is hit by the home team, agree to end their 17-year association. Levi Walker, the third person to play the role for the franchise, is reportedly dissatisfied with his pay of $60 a game, and club officials were unhappy with the Georgia native's failure to attend seven scheduled appearances last year.

    2002 - Commissioner Bud Selig indicates Washington, D.C. area is a 'prime candidate' to get a team if a franchise relocates in the near future. The nation's capital has two lost major league teams, the original franchise shifted to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961 and were replaced by the expansion Senators who moved to Texas a decade later becoming the Rangers.

    2002 - Avoiding arbitration, Darin Erstad (.258, 9, 63) and the Angels agree to a one-year contract worth $6.25 million. The first baseman/outfielder, who can be a free agent after the season, turned down a long-term deal from Anaheim last spring estimated to be worth $50 million.

    2002 - Jermaine Dye agrees to a three-year extension worth $32 million to stay with the A's. Oakland is counting on the injured outfielder, who shattered his left tibia fouling a ball off his leg just below the knee in Game 4 of the ALDS, to fill the void created by Jason Giambi's departure to New York.

    2003 - Avoiding arbitration, the Reds give Danny Graves (7-3 , 3.19 , 32 saves) a three-year deal The former Reds closer is slated to join the starting rotation this season after posting a 1-0 record with a 1.89 ERA in his four appearances as a starter at the end of last season.

    2003 - Despite his Cooperstown's ban in the United States, Pete Rose is nominated for induction into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. The former member of the 1984 Montreal squad, who banged out his 4,000th career hit, a double off Jerry Koosman, as a member of the Expos, was named by the chairman of the newly formed Canadian Baseball League, Tony Riviera.

    2003 - Torii Hunter (.289, 29, 94) agrees to a four-year, $32 million deal to stay with the Twins. Although being a spark plug for the AL West division winners, the 27-year old Gold Glove outfielder didn't think he would offered a multiyear contract by the small-market team.

    2005 - With the Astros offering $13.5 million, Roger Clemens asks for $22 million in salary arbitration. The amount, which would make the ‘Rocket the richest paid hurler in big league history, surpasses the previous record amount submitted for arbitration of $18.5 million by Yankee Derek Jeter in 2001.

    2005 - Former major leaguer Raymond ‘Lee’ Cunningham celebrates his 100th birthday. The oldest living player, who made his debut with the Cardinals in 1931, played in 14 games during two seasons hitting .154 in 26 plate appearances.

    2006 - At the 41st Annual Red Smith Sports Award Banquet, Gaylord Perry receives receive the 2006 "Nice Guy" Award. The 67-year old Hall of Famer, infamous for throwing a spitball, joins Kirby Puckett, Lou Brock and Brooks Robinson as a recipient of this award.

    2006 - After delaying his decision about playing in the World Baseball Classic, Alex Rodriguez announces he will be a member of the United States team. The Yankee All-Star third baseman had considered playing for Dominican Republic, the homeland of his parents.

    2008 - The Blue Jays ink Scott Downs ( 4-2, 2.17) to a $10 million, three-year deal. The southpaw tied for the American League lead in relief appearances last season with 81, half of the games he team played.

    2011 - The New York Mets signed Willie Harris as a free agent.

    2011 - The Toronto Blue Jays signed Jon Rauch as a free agent.

    2012 - Cole Hamels (14-9, 2.79) and the Phillies come to terms on a $15 million, one-year deal. It is the richest contract ever offered by a team to avoid arbitration with a player.

    2012 - The Toronto Blue Jays released Mark Teahen.

    2012 - Calling them the "greatest comeback team in the history of baseball," President Barack Obama welcomes the World Champion Cardinals to the White House. Noticeably absent from the twenty Redbird players and other club personnel that attended the East Room ceremony are Albert Pujols, now an Angel after signing a very lucrative free-agent deal last month, and manager Tony La Russa, who retired at the end of the season.

    2012 - Avoiding arbitration, the Red Sox and Jacoby Ellsbury come to terms on a one-year, $8.05 million non-guaranteed deal. The 28-year old outfielder, the American League Comeback Player of the Year, finished second in AL Most Valuable Player balloting after hitting .321, belting 32 home runs, and driving in 105 runs.

    2012 - The Tigers announce that Victor Martinez (.330, 12, 103) will most likely miss next season due to the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while he was working out last week. The anticipated absence of the 33 year old DH, a four-time All-Star, will lead to Detroit to sign free-agent Cecil Fielder to a nine-year mega-deal worth $214 million.

    2013 - The Washington Nationals signed Rafael Soriano as a free agent.

    2014 - The Tigers come to terms with Max Scherzer on a one-year contract for $15,525,000, avoiding arbitration with the 29 year-old right-hander, who will be eligible for free agency after next season. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner posted a 21-3 record last season along with a 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts, prior to earning two victories in the ALDS against Oakland for the AL Central Division champs.

    2017 - The Baltimore Orioles signed Zach Stewart as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 17...

    1853 - Hollingshead, Holly
    1858 - Roxburgh, Jim
    1866 - Scott, Milt
    1867 - Glenalvin, Bob
    1878 - Bay, Harry
    1882 - Kerr, Doc
    1882 - Pattee, Harry
    1886 - Coles, Cad
    1889 - Johns, Pete

    1889 - Welf, Ollie
    1892 - Grover, Roy
    1893 - Morrisette, Bill
    1893 - Glavenich, Luke
    1896 - Hanson, Harry
    1899 - Sigman, Tripp
    1905 - Cunningham, Ray
    1908 - Willis, Les
    1911 - Leiber, Hank
    1915 - Smith, Mayo
    1915 - Harris, Lum
    1917 - Thompson, Jocko
    1920 - Heard, Jay
    1922 - Merson, Jack
    1925 - Schmulbach, Hank
    1931 - Zimmer, Don
    1933 - Porter, Jay
    1935 - Brown, Dick

    1944 - Doyle, Denny
    1952 - LaC0ck, Pete
    1952 - Porter, Darrell
    1953 - Littell, Mark
    1954 - Turner, Jerry

    1959 - Bryden, T.R.
    1960 - Davis, Chili
    1964 - Tabaka, Jeff
    1971 - Houston, Tyler
    1972 - McKeel, Walt
    1975 - Mullen, Scott
    1975 - Fullmer, Brad
    1977 - Bell, Rob
    1978 - Malaska, Mark
    1980 - Bohn, T.J.
    1980 - Rabelo, Mike
    1985 - Beck, Chad
    1985 - Burriss, Emmanuel
    1985 - Miller, Jai
    1987 - Beliveau, Jeff
    1987 - Decker, Cody
    1987 - Scheppers, Tanner
    1989 - Alvarez, Dario
    1989 - Beavan, Blake
    1989 - Jordan, Taylor
    1990 - Garces, Frank
    1991 - Bauer, Trevor
    1995 - Jimenez, Joe
    1995 - Mendez, Yohander

    Baseball Deaths on January 17...

    1917 - McCauley, Pat
    1923 - Meister, John
    1932 - Stewart, Mark
    1945 - Ward, Rube
    1945 - Radebaugh, Roy
    1950 - Sanders, Roy
    1950 - Ens, Jewel
    1952 - Salisbury, Bill
    1957 - Stanton, Tom
    1957 - Sawyer, Carl
    1961 - Tinning, Bud
    1964 - Grimes, John
    1967 - Maloney, Charlie
    1970 - Mustaikis, Alex
    1976 - Kinsella, Ed
    1977 - Wingard, Ernie
    1981 - Kahn, Owen
    1987 - Busch, Ed
    1991 - Breuer, Marv
    1992 - Durrett, Red
    1993 - Polly, Nick
    1995 - Hall, John
    2004 - Freeman, Hersh
    2004 - Brecheen, Harry
    2006 - Morehead, Seth
    2008 - McHaile, John
    2011 - Beringer, C.B.
    2011 - Currin, Perry
    2012 - Springstead, Marty


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« Reply #4544 on: January 18, 2018, 12:00:59 am »

    On January 18 in Baseball History...

    1887 - Kansas City receives a franchise in the Western League. The team vows to compete with the National League team in town.

    1938 - Grover Cleveland Alexander becomes the tenth and only player this year to be elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. 'Old Pete's 373 victories is the record for the most career wins in the National League, which he shares with Christy Mathewson.

    1947 - Due to a misunderstanding of the Tigers' owner, who believed Hank Greenberg had posed in a Yankee jersey, the 1946 American League home run leader (44) is sold to the Pirates. In Pittsburgh, Hammerin' Hank will join the National League home run leader, Ralph Kiner (23).

    1950 - Bob Feller asks and gets his salary reduced to $45,000, a $20,000 cut, because he believes his sub-par record of 15-14 doesn't merit an increase. Right-handed 'Rapid Robert' will rebound posting a 16-11 record along with an ERA of 3.43 for the Indians next season.

    1952 - The White Sox accepts the resignation of Charlie A. Comiskey, Jr. after his request for more money is refused. The 25 year-old's dissatisfaction with the club came as a complete surprise to his mother, Grace Comiskey, the president of Chicago ball club.

    1969 - The U.S. Congress approves renaming D.C. Stadium to Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium to honor the memory of the former Attorney General and N.Y. Senator, who was assassinated last June while campaigning to be president. The ballpark, which will become better known as RFK Stadium, will continue to host the ‘new’ Washington Senators franchise that replaced the original team that left after the 1960 season to play in Minnesota.

    1973 - Former Giant first baseman Orlando Cepeda signs with the Red Sox making Cha Cha the first player to be signed by a team specifically to be its designated hitter.

    1999 - The Toronto Blue Jays signed Joey Cora as a free agent.

    2002 - The Mariners avoid arbitration with pitcher Freddy Garcia (18-6, 3.05) by signing him to a one-year, $3.8-million deal. The twenty-five year old standout right-handed hurler led the American League in earned run average last season.

    2002 - Kerry Wood (12-6, 3.36) avoids arbitration agreeing to a one-year deal with the Cubs believed to be worth between $3.5 and 4 million. The right-handed fireballer, who struck out 217 batters in 174.1 innings, is again eligible for arbitration after each of the next two seasons and can become a free agent following the 2004 season.

    2002 - Scott Rolen (.289. 25, 107) avoids arbitration signing the largest contract in team history, a $8.6 million, one-year deal with the Phillies. The Gold Glove third baseman resisted any attempts made by Philadelphia to enter into a multiyear contract.

    2005 - Eric Gagne and the Dodgers agree to a $19-million, two-year deal. The 2003 National League’s Cy Young Award winner, who set a major league-record 84 consecutive saves from August, 2002 to July, 2004, made $5 million last year after arbitrators ruled in favor of the club’s offer over the $8 million request made by the L.A. closer.

    2008 - The Chicago White Sox signed Alexei Ramirez as a non-drafted free agent.

    2008 - Mark Teixeira signs one-year contract worth a $12.5 million to play for the Braves. The slugging first baseman, who was acquired from the Rangers at the trading deadline last season, added a much needed punch to the Atlanta lineup.

    2008 - Avoiding arbitration, Justin Morneau (.271, 31, 111), a potential free agent after the 2010 season, comes to terms with the Twins on a $7.4 million one-year deal. The 26-year old Canadian first baseman was the American League MVP in 2006.

    2008 - The Tigers avoid arbitration with their new third baseman when Miguel Cabrera agrees to a $11.3 million, one-year deal. The All-star infielder was acquired, along with southpaw Dontrelle Willis, from the Marlins in exchange for six highly touted prospects in a blockbuster trade during the winter meetings last month.

    2008 - The A's sign Joe Blanton (14-10, 3.95) to a $3.7 million, one-year deal which avoids arbitration with the right-hander. The workhorse of the staff, throwing 230 innings, second most in American League, has been the subject of trade talks as Oakland continues to rebuild for the future.

    2008 - Still hoping for a longer-term deal with their All-Star outfielder, the Rockies keep Matt Holliday for two more years for $23 million. The agreement is reached just a few hours prior to the arbitration deadline when salary figures are exchanged between players and teams.

    2008 - The Rays avoid arbitration with two of their key players as the club reaches agreements with southpaw Scott Kazmir (13-9, 3.48) and infielder Carlos Pena (2.82, 42, 99). The left-hand hurler, who led the AL in strikeouts last season, inks a $3,785,000, one-year pact while the club's first baseman, the American League comeback player of the year signs a $24+ million, three-year deal.

    2008 - At their quarterly meetings, thirty major league owners voted unanimously to extend Bud Selig's contract by three years retaining him as commissioner through 2012. In the post since 1992, the 73-year old has championed change in baseball supporting the wild card, interleague play and the World Baseball Classic in a sport not known for innovation.

    2009 - The Baltimore Orioles traded Garrett Olson and Hank Williamson to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Felix Pie.

    2009 - Cole Hamels agrees to a three-year deal with the Phillies valued to be worth $20.5 million. The 25-year-old southpaw posted a 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five postseason starts for the World Champions.

    2010 - Thinking two Hairstons must be bettter than one, the Padres obtain utilityman Jerry Hairston Jr. (.251, 10, 39), the older brother of Scott signed by the club three days ago. The siblings are sons of former major leaguer Jerry Hairston and the grandchildren of Sammy Hairston, who played in four games with the White Sox in 1951.

    2010 - The Marlins, after agreeing to spend more money on its payroll this season, continue to keep their word to the players’ association when they sign second baseman Dan Uggla to a $7.8 million, one-year contract. Recently, the tight-fisted Fish also agreed to a $39 million, four-year deal with right-hander Josh Johnson.

    2011 - Royals' starter Gil Meche, who signed a controversial five-year, $55 million free-agent contract prior to the 2007 season, announces his retirement from baseball due to ongoing troubles caused by a shoulder injury. With this decision, the 32-year old right-hander forfeits the remaining $12 million on his contract, but he believes Kansas City has been fair to him and does not want to take the club's money when he is unable to pitch effectively.

    2011 - The Yankees sign Rays' free-agent Rafael Soriano to a $35 million, three-year deal. The all-star right-handed reliever, who led the AL in saves last year with 45, will be used by New York as a set-up man to the team's iconic closer, 41-year old Mariano Rivera.

    2011 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Philip Humber from the Oakland Athletics on waivers.

    2012 - Just minutes before the signing deadline, the Rangers and right-hander Yu Darvish (18-6, 1.44) agree to a six-year, $60 million contract. The 25-year old Japanese superstar will cost Texas more than $111 million with the $51.7 million posting fee owed to his former team, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters.

    2014 - St. Louis officials reveal details about the team's new Hall of Fame that will be established this spring when their their new museum is dedicated at the Cardinals Nation in the Ballpark Village. The team's initiative will immortalize the greatest players and other key figures in franchise history, starting with the inaugural class of twenty-two individuals, who haven selected due to their induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, or by virtue of having had their number retired by the team.

    2014 - The Dodgers confirm Clayton Kershaw's record-breaking $215 million seven-year contract, the largest deal ever given to a pitcher. The two-time National League Cy Young Award, who will earn $30.7 million annually, requested and received an opt-out clause after five years, making the right-hander eligible to become a free agent at the of age 30.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 18...

    1854 - Heifer, Frank
    1855 - Eden, Charlie
    1874 - Wrigley, Zeke
    1884 - Caldwell, Ralph
    1894 - Clark, Danny
    1895 - Hesselbacher, George
    1896 - Twombly, Babe
    1898 - Woods, John
    1899 - Moore, Eddie
    1903 - Richardson, Nolen
    1904 - Koenecke, Len
    1911 - May, Pinky
    1926 - Scherbarth, Bob
    1931 - Pepper, Laurin
    1932 - Fornieles, Mike

    1938 - Flood, Curt
    1941 - McGuire, Mickey
    1942 - Estelle, Dick
    1944 - Morton, Carl
    1945 - Harrison, Tom
    1945 - Severson, Rich
    1946 - Grabarkewitz, Billy
    1950 - Sharp, Bill

    1950 - Lane, Marvin
    1954 - McGregor, Scott
    1955 - Geisel, Dave
    1960 - Alba, Gibson
    1961 - Bohnet, John
    1963 - Sampen, Bill
    1964 - Anderson, Brady
    1969 - McGehee, Kevin
    1970 - Bertotti, Mike

    1972 - Lieberthal, Mike
    1972 - Glauber, Keith
    1978 - Falkenborg, Brian
    1979 - Rodriguez, Wandy
    1981 - Fahey, Brandon
    1984 - Thomas, Justin
    1988 - Jimenez, Luis
    1989 - Pineda, Michael
    1990 - Lawrie, Brett

    1990 - Ngoepe, Gift
    1991 - Martin, Kyle
    1991 - Mejia, Alex
    1992 - Brugman, Jaycob
    1993 - Garcia, Jarlin
    1994 - Fried, Max

    Baseball Deaths on January 18...

    1911 - Scott, Dick
    1912 - Russ, John
    1932 - Bastian, Charlie
    1933 - Marion, Dan
    1939 - Heathcote, Cliff
    1945 - Fitzgerald, Justin
    1945 - Lansing, Gene
    1946 - Wright, Dave
    1946 - McKay, Reeve
    1955 - Morrison, Phil
    1961 - Woodburn, Gene
    1969 - Kennedy, Ray
    1970 - Richardson, Jack
    1974 - Appleton, Pete

    1982 - Tobin, Johnny
    1982 - Barrett, Bob
    1984 - Kiely, Leo
    1989 - Clarkson, Buzz
    1991 - Harris, Herb
    1995 - Luciano, Ron
    2008 - Montreuil, Al
    2011 - Crowe, George
    2011 - Grunwald, Al
    2017 - Adams, Charles "Red"
    2017 - Starr, Dick



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    On January 19 in Baseball History...

    1900 - Reportedly depressed by his son's death in 1898, Boston Beaneater catcher, Marty Bergen, 28, allegedly kills his family with an axe and then commits suicide in Brookfield, Massachusetts. Billy Hamilton is the only Boston player to attend the backstop's funeral. (Thanks to Bill - baseball fan in Virginia for suggesting this entry)

    1916 - Under the terms of the peace agreement, a list of 123 Federal League free agents is released by the National Association.

    1931 - Under the terms of a new agreement with Pacific Coast League, the Robins purchase the contract of Ernie Lombardi from the Oakland club for $50,000. The 23-year old 'Schnozz', who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986, plays well for Brooklyn, but will be traded to the Reds after his rookie season because the team has a plethora of catchers.

    1932 - Shoeless Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement is denied by Commissioner Judge Landis.

    1937 - Cy Young, Nap Lajoie and Tris Speaker are elected into the Hall of Fame.

    1938 - After resigning as the Reds' general manager at the end of the 1936 season, Larry MacPhail is coaxed back into baseball by the Dodgers. The Brooklyn Board of Directors, anxious to improve the club's poor performance on the field and to reverse its financial woes, sign the fiery innovator to a contract giving him complete control of the franchise.

    1956 - The City of Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring the achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field in the New Jersey city.

    1961 - Don Newcombe is released by the Indians, ending his 10-year major league career with 149 wins and only 90 losses. The one-time hard throwing right-hander, best known for his playing days with the Dodgers, won the Rookie of the Year (1949), Cy Young (1956) and Most Valuable Player (1956) awards while with Brooklyn.

    1972 - At the age of 36 years and 20 days, former Dodger southpaw Sandy Koufax, who placed himself on the voluntarily retired list because of an arthritic left arm in 1966, becomes the youngest player to be elected into the Hall of Fame. Also getting the nod from the baseball writers are Yankee legend Yogi Berra and Early Wynn, a 300-game winner.

    1977 - The BBWAA elects Ernie Banks to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. He won back-to-back MVP awards, but he is best remembered for his famous line, "Let's play two."

    1983 - Ozzie Smith becomes the game's first $1 million shortstop when infielder inks a three-year pact with the World Champion Cardinals. The 'Wizard of Ahs', best known for his outstanding defense, won his third consecutive Gold Glove in the offseason.

    1997 - Ivan Rodriguez signs the richest one-year deal in baseball history. Avoiding salary arbitration, the All-star backstop agrees to a contract worth $6.65 million to play with the Rangers.

    2000 - Major league owners unanimously give the commissioner's office sweeping new powers. Bud Selig, in order to restore competitive balance in baseball, will be allowed to block trades and redistribute the wealth and under the adopted new constitution will also be able to fine teams up to two million dollars.

    2005 - Esteban Loaiza (10-7, 5.70) and the Nationals agree to a one-year, $2.9 million pact. The 33-year old free-agent pitcher, who was traded by the White Sox to the Yankees last season, was unable to return to form after an outstanding 2003 season (21-9, 2.90).

    2006 - Major league baseball owners unanimously approve the November transaction in which Bob Castellini and two other Cincinnati businessmen bought control of the Reds from previous owner Carl Lindner. It is reported the trio, which includes investors Thomas Williams and William Williams Jr., acquired approximately 70 percent ownership of the oldest franchise in baseball history believed to be valued at an estimated $270 million.

    2006 - After an 80-day departure, Theo Epstein returns to the Red Sox in a yet-to-be named capacity. The youngest general manager in baseball history, who assembled a World Champion team in 2004, left Boston on Halloween Day citing the position was not “the right fit”.

    2007 - The Atlanta Braves traded Adam LaRoche and Jamie Romak to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Mike Gonzalez and Brent Lillibridge.

    2009 - Bill Werber, the oldest ex-major leaguer and last living teammate of Babe Ruth, dies at the age of 100. The former infielder, who played for the Yankees, Red Sox, A's, Cincinnati and the Giants, became the first player to appear in a televised game when he batted leadoff for the Reds in a contest played against the Dodgers at Ebbets Field on August 26, 1939.

    2009 - Stephen Drew and the Diamondbacks avoid arbitration by coming to terms on a $3.4 million, one-year deal. The 26-year old shortstop, selected as the team's 15th pick in the 2004 amateur draft, has compiled a .270 average during his four seasons with Arizona.

    2010 - Jonathan Papelbon inks a deal with Boston for the largest salary ever given to a reliever with just four years of major league service. The 29-year old closer, who has 151 career saves for the Red Sox, agrees to a $9.35 million, one-year contract to be the team's closer.

    2010 - Avoiding arbitration, Luke Scott and the Orioles come to terms on a $4.05 million, one-year deal. The 31-year-old outfielder, who was obtained in a 2007 trade with Houston, hit just .258 last seaon, but had career highs with 25 homers and 77 RBIs.

    2010 - The Detroit Tigers signed Jose Valverde as a free agent.

    2010 - Avoiding arbitration for the second consecutive season, Ryan Ludwick (.265, 22, 97) and the Cardinals agree to a $5.45 million, one-year deal. The 31-year-old outfielder, who had nine assists while committing only one error, was named to the National League All-Star squad last season.

    2011 - The Colorado Rockies signed Joe Crede as a free agent.

    2011 - The Twins re-sign free-agent Carl Pavano to a $16.5 million deal, keeping the right-hander in Minnesota for the next two-years. The 35 year-old Southington, CT native posted a 17-11 record last season, that included a league-leading seven complete games.

    2013 - After removing six and half liters of blood from his chest cavity, doctors perform life-saving surgery on veteran starting pitcher Carl Pavano, removing his spleen, which had been lacerated five days ago when he slipped on ice and fell onto a handle of a snow shovel while clearing snow at his Vermont home. The 37 year-old right-hander, who had been amping up his free-agent negotiations with several teams after being recently released by the Twins, says he is is determined to pitch again.

    2015 - The Houston Astros traded Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily.

    2015 - The Milwaukee Brewers traded Yovani Gallardo and cash to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Luis Sardinas, Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan.

    2015 - The San Francisco Giants signed Nori Aoki as a free agent.

    2016 - The Texas Rangers signed Jordan Danks as a free agent.

    2016 - The Reds announce that Pete Rose will become the 86th member of the team's Hall of Fame when he is inducted in June. The Cincinnati native, who is banned from baseball for gambling on the sport, will be additionally honored by having his #14 uniform, which he wore from 1963-78 and from 1984-86, retired, and will have a statue of him dedicated at Great American Ball Park.


    Baseball Birthdays on January 19...

    1858 - Straub, Joe
    1862 - MacArthur, Mac
    1872 - Pond, Arlie
    1872 - Spurney, Ed
    1874 - Boyd, Jake
    1878 - White, Jack
    1885 - Stark, Dolly
    1887 - Gandil, Chick

    1888 - Maloney, Pat
    1890 - Marshall, Rube
    1895 - Boone, Dan
    1896 - Hanson, Ollie
    1903 - Settlemire, Merle
    1903 - Lucas, Fred
    1904 - Boyle, Jim
    1906 - Radcliff, Rip

    1910 - Williams, Dib
    1913 - Poland, Hugh
    1913 - Pilney, Andy
    1914 - Piechota, Al
    1914 - Culp, Benny
    1931 - Sadowski, Ed
    1935 - Valentine, Fred
    1948 - Frailing, Ken

    1949 - de los Santos, Ramon
    1950 - Matlack, Jon
    1954 - Gale, Rich
    1957 - Mills, Brad
    1961 - Dowell, Ken
    1962 - Sabo, Chris

    1963 - Little, Scott
    1964 - Grater, Mark
    1964 - Morris, James
    1965 - Coffman, Kevin
    1966 - Young, Anthony
    1969 - Palmeiro, Orlando
    1970 - Krivda, Rick
    1970 - Pickett, Ricky
    1971 - Juden, Jeff
    1971 - Nevin, Phil
    1973 - Stynes, Chris
    1974 - Telemaco, Amaury
    1975 - Mallette, Brian
    1975 - Seguignol, Fernando
    1978 - Veras, Wilton
    1982 - Evans, Terry
    1987 - Darnell, James
    1988 - Tolleson, Shawn
    1989 - Beresford, James
    1992 - Cotton, Jharel

    Baseball Deaths on January 19...

    1900 - Bergen, Marty
    1909 - Casey, Dennis
    1917 - Enwright, Charlie
    1922 - Keating, Bob
    1933 - Hinchman, Harry
    1933 - Starkel, Con
    1938 - Everitt, Bill
    1957 - Strands, Larry
    1965 - Edwards, Jim Joe
    1977 - Hendrickson, Don
    1978 - Shoffner, Milt
    1987 - Selkirk, George
    1991 - Weatherly, Roy
    1997 - Kuczynski, Bert
    2000 - Myers, Lynn
    2001 - Babich, Johnny
    2003 - Meyer, Dutch
    2004 - Glaviano, Tommy
    2007 - Lefebvre, Bill
    2013 - Bolling, Milt
    2013 - Musial, Stan
    2013 - Weaver, Earl
    2016 - Severson, Rich
    2016 - Sullivan, Frank
    2017 - Streuli, Walt
    2018 - Stubing, Moose



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« Reply #4546 on: January 20, 2018, 12:05:42 am »

    On January 20 in Baseball History...

    1871 - The Boston Red Stockings are incorporated by Ivers Whitney Adams with $15,000 and the help of Harry Wright, who had founded and managed the Cincinnati Red Stockings, America's first professional baseball team.

    1882 - Kentucky lawmakers revise the ruling which inadvertently banned playing baseball in the commonwealth.

    1906 - Henry Mathewson signs with the Giants, but the right-hander's performance will not remind anyone of his more talented brother, Christy. The 19 year-old will appear in just two major league games over the next two seasons compiling a 0-1 record along a 4.91 ERA.

    1931 - After being released by the Indians, 33-year old Joe Sewell signs with the Yankees. Before retiring in 1934, the future Hall of Fame third baseman will hit .282 during his three seasons with New York.

    1947 - Negro League standout Josh Gibson, sometimes referred to as the 'black Babe Ruth', dies of a stroke at the of 35. The future Hall of Fame catcher will be put to rest in an unmarked grave in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh.

    1966 - Ted Williams, who compiled a .344 career batting average playing with Red Sox for 19 seasons, receives 282 votes of 302 ballots (93.4%) cast by the writers of the BBWAA to be elected into the Hall of Fame. The 'Splendid Splinter' becomes the first American League position player to be selected in his first year of eligibility.

    1970 - Lou Boudreau is elected to the Hall of Fame, receiving 232 of a possible 300 votes from the BBWAA. He led the A.L. eight times in fielding percentage, won a batting title, and was named MVP as player-manager of the 1948 World Champion Indians.

    1984 -  In a move that stuns New York fans, the White Sox draft Tom Seaver as compensation for losing Type A free agent Dennis Lamp to the Blue Jays. The Mets left Seaver off their protected list, erroneously assuming that no team would want to select the aging star. He will win his 300th game in a White Sox uniform in 1985.

    1997 - Former outfielder Curt Flood, who played most notably with the Cardinals, dies of throat cancer at the age of 59. After being traded to the Phillies in 1969, the baseball pioneer refused to play for Philadelphia and challenged the owners’ reserve clause taking the matter as far as the U.S. Supreme Court, where he lost the case, but laid the groundwork which would lead to free agency in professional sports.

    2001 - George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. The former Texas Ranger owner, who had a scant 1.8 percent share of the team in the beginning of the venture, and his partners bought the Texas franchise from Eddie Chiles in 1989 for $86 million.

    2006 - With the encouragement of President George W. Bush, a former major league owner, baseball's second application to the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control to allow Cuba to play in the World Baseball Classic is approved. The issues of potential espionage by Cuban spies accompanying the team and money going to the Castro government have been resolved paving the way for the Olympic champs to be one of the 16 teams to compete in the WBC.

    2006 - At the introductory news conference, Bob Castellini, the new Reds’ owner, makes it clear on his first day on the job he plans to be a hands-on CEO. Promising the fans a championship, the Cincinnati produce proprietor plans to work out of the offices at Great American Ball Park, on a daily basis until he has an clear understanding of how a baseball front office operates.

    2006 - Ozzie Guillen, who becomes the first foreign-born manager to win a World Series, celebrates his 42nd birthday in a very special way. The White Sox skipper, along with his wife Ibis and their son Oney become American citizens today.

    2006 - Danny Graves, the only major leaguer born in Viet Nam, travels to Quang Tri province just south of the DMZ, to dedicate the country's first baseball field. Seventeen explosive devices were removed between home base and the outfield as the former soccer field was transformed into a diamond for the Le Loi High School using money donated from Major League Baseball and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

    2009 - Avoiding arbitration, Jonathan Papelbon agrees to a one-year contract with the Red Sox. The 28-year-old All-Star closer has compiled a career 1.84 ERA, the second best in big league history among pitchers with at least 200.0 innings, trailing only Meriden's Ed Walsh mark of 1.82.

    2009 - Avoiding arbitration, the Dodgers sign Russell Martin to a one-year deal. The 25-year old catcher, a two-time all-star, will make $3.9 million this season after making $500,000 last season.

    2009 - Adam LaRoche signs a $7.05 million, one-year contract with the payroll-poor Pirates. The 25-year old first baseman's deal, which avoids the need for arbitration, will most likely be the second richest in Pittsburgh this season, being slightly less than shortstop Jack Wilson’s $7.25 million.

    2009 - Avoiding arbitration, Ryan Madson and the Phillies reach a preliminary agreement on a $12 million, three-year contract. The right-handed reliever, who posted a 3.05 ERA in 76 games out of the bullpen last year, finished the season as the setup man for closer Brad Lidge, who was perfect in 48 save opportunities.

    2009 - The Mariners obtain David Aardsma from the Red Sox in exchange for minor league southpaw, Fabian Williamson. Seattle plans to use the 27-year-old right-hander, a first-round draft pick in 2003, out of the bullpen.

    2012 - The Colorado Rockies traded Kevin Slowey and cash to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Zach Putnam.

    2012 - The Miami Marlins signed Gary Glover as a free agent.

    2012 - Avoiding salary arbitration, the Nationals sign Mike Morse to a reported two-year contract extension. The 29-year old outfielder/infielder, who had been asking for $5 million, led the team in batting (.303 average), home runs (31) and runs batted in (95) last season.

    2014 - The Toronto Blue Jays signed Chris Getz as a free agent.

    2016 - The Tigers and Justin Upton come to terms on a reported six-year, $132.75 million deal. The addition of the 28 year-old three-time All-Star outfielder, along with the free-agent signing of right-hander Jordan Zimmermann in late November, makes Detroit only the second franchise ever to spend $100 million or more on two free agents in a single offseason.

    2017 - The Oakland Athletics signed Alejandro de Aza as a free agent.

    2017 - The Chicago White Sox signed Gregory Infante as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 20...

    1845 - Mills, Everett
    1859 - Mullane, Tony
    1873 - Cross, Frank
    1875 - Courtney, Ernie
    1875 - Barton, Harry
    1886 - Schardt, Bill
    1887 - James, Bill

    1889 - Zimmerman, Bill
    1891 - Smith, Earl
    1893 - Hill, Red
    1893 - Gould, Al
    1904 - Sothern, Denny
    1905 - Danning, Ike
    1907 - Adams, Bob
    1907 - Hill, Jesse
    1907 - Holshouser, Herm
    1910 - Makosky, Frank
    1913 - Outlaw, Jimmy
    1917 - Dobson, Joe

    1918 - Jethroe, Sam
    1920 - Hairston, Sam

    1929 - Wade, Gale
    1933 - Stephens, Gene

    1934 - Pascual, Camilo
    1936 - Gonder, Jesse
    1944 - Taylor, Carl
    1945 - Boswell, Dave
    1958 - Scherrer, Bill
    1963 - Espy, Cecil
    1964 - Guillen, Ozzie

    1965 - Maas, Kevin
    1965 - Brink, Brad
    1968 - Manon, Ramon
    1971 - Benard, Marvin
    1971 - Giles, Brian
    1972 - Kubinski, Tim
    1972 - Beech, Matt
    1973 - Santana, Julio
    1975 - Eckstein, David
    1978 - Mears, Chris
    1978 - Rodriguez, John
    1980 - German, Franklyn
    1980 - Martinez, Luis
    1981 - Baker, John
    1981 - Guzman, Freddy
    1983 - Albers, Matt
    1983 - Soto, Geovany

    1985 - Castro, Fabio
    1985 - Perez, Luis
    1986 - Lough, David
    1987 - Exposito, Luis
    1989 - Taijeron, Travis
    1994 - Pinto. Ricardo

    Baseball Deaths on January 20...

    1914 - Lyons, Pat
    1916 - Heidrick, Emmet
    1930 - Schoeneck, Jumbo
    1938 - Goodall, Herb
    1940 - Andrews, Wally
    1941 - Lelivelt, Jack
    1952 - Pickering, Ollie
    1954 - Madden, Bunny
    1960 - Brack, Gibby
    1963 - Wiggs, Jimmy
    1965 - Altrock, Nick

    1974 - Hockette, George
    1974 - Hillebrand, Homer
    1978 - Ellison, George
    1980 - Macphee, Waddy
    1987 - Behrman, Hank
    1995 - Filley, Marc
    1997 - Flood, Curt
    2000 - Herbel, Ron
    2004 - Merriman, Lloyd

    2007 - Ruhle, Vern
    2011 - Ortiz, Jose
    2011 - Zernial, Gus

    2014 - Benson, Vern







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« Reply #4547 on: January 21, 2018, 12:01:15 am »

    On January 21 in Baseball History...

    1921 - Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis officially takes over as baseball's commissioner.

    1941 - The Indians sign Bob Feller to a deal worth a reported $30,000. The Van Meter, Iowa farm boy posted a 27-11 record with a 2.61 ERA for Cleveland last season.

    1947 - A rule change that allows voting only for players after 1921 produces four new Hall of Famers: Carl Hubbell, Frank Frisch, Mickey Cochrane, and Lefty Grove, all former M.V.P.s and World Series winners. Hubbell, was forbidden by Ty Cobb to throw his screwball in Detroit's farm system, but he used it to win 253 games for the Giants. Frisch went to the World Series eight times and batted .316 over 19 seasons. Grove won 300 games, and his battery mate Cochrane retired with the highest lifetime batting average of any catcher.

    1953 - The Hall of Fame passes over Joe DiMaggio in his first year of eligibility and elects pitcher Dizzy Dean and outfielder Al Simmons to Cooperstown. Simmons, who drove in 100 runs in each of his first eleven major league seasons, was one of the most feared hitters of his time. The colorful Dean had a .644 career winning percentage and won 30 games in 1934.

    1958 - In an effort to fill the void of Dodger and Giant baseball in the Big Apple, the Phillies agree to televise 78 games in the New York City area which is without National League baseball for the first time since the league's inception in 1876.

    1960 - Stan Musial insists he take a $20,000 pay cut. 'Stan the Man' believes he was overpaid in 1957 and 1958 and his salary should be based on his play last season.

    1965 - Teams, Inc. meet with National League president Warren Giles to plead their case of keeping the Braves in Milwaukee through the entire upcoming season. The community non-profit organization, headed by future baseball commissioner Bud Selig, successfully prevents the club from marching to Atlanta at the All-Star break, when the league rules the team must honor the final year of their stadium lease.

    1969 - In his first year of eligibility, Cardinal legend Stan Musial is elected into the Hall of Fame receiving 93% of the writers' votes. The BBWAA also selects Roy Campanella, the former Dodger catcher who won three National League MVPs before he was permanently disabled in car accident just prior to the start of spring training in 1958.

    1971 - No player receives three-fourths of the necessary votes to be elected into the Hall of Fame with Yogi Berra and Early Wynn coming the closest.

    1981 - Four-time gold glover Cesar Geronimo is traded by the Reds to the Royals for minor leaguer infielder German Barranca.

    1981 - The Commissioner's office announces life-time passes to any major or minor league regular season game will given to the returning 52 Iranian hostages and the 14 others who were released earlier during the ordeal. In 1973, MLB made a similar gesture to the hundreds of prisoners of war who were returning from Viet Nam.

    1987 - Free agent Vida Blue comes to terms with the A's, but will surprise the team next month by announcing his retirement.

    2001 - In an effort to conserve electricity during California's energy crisis, the Angels turn off Edison International Field's Big A and the Little A signs. The landmark beacons, which are usually illuminated 24 hours a day, will be turned on only for stadium events.

    2005 - After asking for $22 million in salary arbitration, Roger Clemens agrees to one-year, $18 million deal with the Astros. The pact makes the ‘Rocket’ the most expensive hurler in major league history.

    2005 - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Chris Singleton as a free agent.

    2006 - The Orioles acquire a potential No. 1 starting pitcher as the team trade right-handers Jorge Julio and John Maine to the Mets for Kris Benson (10-8, 4.13). With Jae Seo being dealt to the Dodgers for relievers Duaner Sanchez and Steve Schmoll, it is the second time this month, the Mets ship a starter from their pitching rotation in an effort to bolster their bullpen.

    2008 - Yadier Molina (.275, 6, 40) agrees to a $15.5 million, four-year deal to remain with the Cardinals. The Redbirds catcher, best known for his defensive prowess, nailed 23 of 46 base runners trying to steal a base last season.

    2008 - Brett Tomko and the Royals agree to a $3 million, one-year deal. Kansas City believes the 34-year old right-hander has overcome the problems which plagued him with the Dodgers (2-11, 5.80) last season.

    2009 - In an effort to increase attendance, Washington reduces individual ticket prices on 14,000 seats and does not raise prices on any of the 41,888 seats at Nationals Park. Despite the debut of a brand new stadium in the nation's capitol, the club ranked 13th in attendance in the 16-team National League circuit.

    2009 - The Orioles and Nick Markakis finalize a significant $66.1 million six-year deal, which covers the span the right fielder would have been eligible for arbitration and the first three after he would be eligible to file for free agency. The 25-year-old fly chaser, who had his best offensive season with the team and led the American League in outfield assists last season, was named the team's most valuable player by the local media last season.

    2009 - Avoiding salary arbitration with the Mariners, Erik Bedard agrees to a $7.75 million, one-year contract. The deal gives the left-hander, the team’s Opening Day starter who was obtained last season from Baltimore, a raise of $750,000 from last season.

    2009 - Jon Lester becomes the 48th recipient of the Hutch Award, and the first to be actually treated by a doctor from the renowned institution named for Seattle baseball legend Fred Hutchinson. The Red Sox hurler, a survivor of anaplastic large cell lymphoma, is honored with the annual award for best exemplifying the spirit and competitive drive of the former major leaguer and skipper, who died of cancer in 1964 at the age of 45.

    2010 - Avoiding an arbitration hearing, Joe Blanton (2-8, 4.05) and the Phillies come to terms on a $24 million, three-year deal. The 29-year-old right-hander is expected to be the National League champion's number three starter in a rotation which includes Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and J.A. Happ

    2010 - In an effort to be a closer, Octavio Dotel (3-3, 3.32 ERA) agrees to a $3.5 million, one-year deal with the Pirates, the only team that offered the right-hander the opportunity to save games. The 36-year old reliever, who hasn't been a closer since 2007 with Kansas City, struck out 75 batters in 62.1 innings in a setup role for the White Sox last season, but didn't record a save.

    2011 - In a cost-cutting move, the Blue Jays send Vernon Wells to the Angels in exchange for catcher Mike Napoli and fly-chaser Juan Rivera. Toronto still owed the 32 year-old three-time All-Star outfielder $86 million through 2014, but will only have to send $5 million to Los Angeles to complete the trade, giving the team a better opportunity to compete in the AL East.

    2012 - After picking up his $6 million option in October, the Red Sox trade Marco Scutaro (.299, 7, 54) to the Rockies for right-hander Clayton Mortensen (2-4, 3.86). The unexpected move of the 36-year infielder to Colorado may be a signal that Boston is counting on prospect Jose Iglesias to be the starting shortstop on Opening Day.

    2015 - The Nationals introduce Max Scherzer, the newest member of the team’s already very solid pitching staff. The 29 year-old right-hander, who inked a seven-year, $210 million contract to hurl for Washington, joins Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Gio Gonzalez, a fivesome many consider to be the best starting rotation in baseball history.

    2016 - The Chicago White Sox signed Matt Albers as a free agent.

    2016 - At a Camden Yards news conference, the Orioles announce first baseman Chris Davis will be returning the team, having signed the richest deal in franchise history. The reigning major league home run king, who went yard 47 times last season, agreed to a $161 million, seven-year contract that includes $42 million in deferred money to stay with Baltimore.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 21...

    1862 - Sunday, Art
    1867 - Tiernan, Mike
    1876 - Waldron, Irv
    1879 - Deal, Snake
    1879 - Jones, Oscar
    1880 - Batch, Emil
    1886 - Benz, Joe

    1892 - Boland, Bernie
    1895 - Zinn, Jimmy
    1895 - Sperber, Ed
    1898 - Mohardt, John
    1899 - Fonseca, Lew

    1900 - Ludolph, Willie
    1905 - Boerner, Larry
    1906 - Chapman, Glenn
    1909 - Karlon, Bill
    1913 - Bell, Fern
    1914 - Donnelly, Blix
    1921 - Polivka, Ken
    1923 - Mele, Sam

    1927 - O'Connell, Danny
    1937 - Graham, Bill
    1939 - Bass, Norm
    1941 - Beck, Rich
    1946 - Oates, Johnny
    1947 - Reynolds, Bob
    1947 - Stein, Bill

    1952 - Krukow, Mike
    1955 - Smithson, Mike
    1955 - Smith, Dave
    1959 - Adams, Ricky
    1959 - Uribe, Jose
    1960 - Motley, Darryl
    1960 - Hawkins, Andy
    1965 - Stark, Matt

    1966 - Hammond, Chris
    1968 - Urbani, Tom
    1968 - Shepherd, Keith
    1969 - Greer, Rusty
    1970 - McCurry, Jeff
    1971 - Guzman, Johnny
    1972 - Benes, Alan
    1976 - Ryan, Jay
    1979 - Kim, Byung-Hyun
    1981 - Ledezma, Wil
    1984 - Ray, Robert
    1987 - Crawford, Brandon
    1987 - D'arnaud, Chase
    1987 - Diekman, Jake
    1987 - Kieschnick, Roger
    1987 - Wall, Josh
    1988 - Claiborne, Preston
    1988 - Raven, Josh
    1990 - Ramirez, Jose
    1990 - Wieland, Joe
    1995 - Senzatela, Antonio

    Baseball Deaths on January 21...

    1895 - Bowes, Frank
    1900 - Rogers, Jim
    1947 - Walsh, Jimmy
    1949 - Ennis, Russ
    1953 - Rodriguez, Jose
    1959 - Wiltse, Hooks
    1965 - Whaling, Bert
    1969 - Terwilliger, Dick
    1970 - Asbjornson, Casper
    1970 - Shriver, Harry
    1972 - Loftus, Dick
    1974 - Cooper, Claude
    1975 - Tobin, Pat
    1979 - Leslie, Sam
    1980 - Barnhart, Clyde
    1980 - Rye, Gene
    1982 - Lefevre, Al
    1989 - Furillo, Carl
    1992 - Rowland, Chuck
    1993 - Gehringer, Charlie
    1995 - Bauers, Russ
    1996 - Monzon, Dan
    1997 - McWilliams, Bill
    2004 - Blatnik, Johnny
    2005 - Valentine, Corky
    2010 - Bragan, Bobby
    2010 - Manders, Hal
    2010 - Motton, Curt
    2012 - Chambers, Cliff
    2012 - Herriage, Troy
    2014 - Hosley, Tim
    2017 - Wright, Ken



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    On January 22 in Baseball History...

    1913 - The Giants agree to share the Polo Grounds with the Highlanders. The American League club, which will become known as the Yankees, had been playing their home games at Hilltop Park, located at 168th Street and Broadway, since 1903, when the franchise shifted from Baltimore to New York.

    1929 - The Yankees announce they will put numbers on the backs of their uniforms, becoming the first baseball team to engage in continuous use of numbers. The first numbers are based on positions in the batting order thus, Ruth will wear number 3 and Gehrig 4. By 1931 all A.L. teams will use them; it will be 1933 before all N.L. players are numbered.

    1953 - Argyle R. Mackey warns alien players they will face deportation if found jumping U.S. professional contracts. The Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization cites the McCarran-Walter Act as the basis of his decision.

    1969 - After being traded by the Expos along with outfielder Jesus Alou to the Astros for first baseman/outfielder Rusty Staub, Donn Clendenon refuses to report to his new team. The former Montreal first baseman balks at going to Houston because of a personality conflict with the team's newly-hired skipper, Harry Walker, who had managed him in Pittsburgh.

    1976 - Right-handers Robin Roberts (86.9%), best known for his work with the Phillies, and Bob Lemon (78.6%), who spent his entire career in an Indians uniform, are elected to the Hall of Fame. Roberts enjoyed six consecutive seasons with 20+ wins with Philadelphia, and Lemon compiled a 207-128 (.618) record along with an ERA of 3.23 during his 15 years with the Tribe.

    1979 - Ending a 17-year partnership with Ralph Kiner and Bob Murphy, Lindsey Nelson announces he will not be returning to the Mets broadcast booth this season. The colorfully-clad Hall of Fame announcer will eventually do play-by-play for the Giants.

    1982 - Free agent Reggie Jackson signs a four-year, nearly four-million dollar contract with the Angels ending his five-year roller coaster ride with the Yankees. During his tenure in New York, the Bronx Bombers will appear in the post-season four times, winning World Championships in 1977-78.

    1988 - Arbitrator T. Roberts declares seven presently contracted players no-risk free agents as a result of the collusion suit against Major League baseball. The players, who include Kirk Gibson, Carlton Fisk and Joe Niekro, have until March 1 to make deals with other clubs.

    1997 - Modern Yankee great Don Mattingly officially announces his retirement at a media conference in Yankee Stadium.

    2001 - Pirate infielder Brian Giles repeats as the Roberto Clemente Award winner. Presented by the Pittsburgh chapter of the BBWAA, the award is given to the Buc player who demonstrates a high level of performance on the field as exemplified by the late Pittsburgh outfielder.

    2001 - At the age of 58, World Series standout Tommie Agee dies of cardiac arrest in Manhattan. As the Mets center fielder, the 1966 AL Rookie of the Year made two memorable catches (saving possibly five runs) and homered in a 5-0 Game 3 victory over the Orioles in the 1969 Fall Classic.

    2003 - Free-agent and former Ranger catcher Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez (.314, 19, 60) signs a one-year deal worth $10 million to play in his hometown with the Marlins. The Miami resident, who is a ten-time Gold Glove backstop, will be replacing Charles Johnson who was traded to the Rockies in the off-season.

    2006 - When the island’s best players meet for an exhibition game, Dayan Viciedo becomes the youngest player in Cuban baseball history to be named to an All-Star squad. The 16-year old Villa Clara prospect has played shortstop and third base, as well as pitched in international youth competitions for various national teams.

    2008 - The Chicago White Sox signed free agent Octavio Dotel to a two-year/$11 million contract.

    2008 - The Mets and outfielder Endy Chavez come to terms to a $3.85 million, two-year deal. The 29-year old Venezuelan, who missed most of last season with a hamstring pull, will always be remembered in Mets lore for 'the catch' in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS against the Cardinals.

    2009 - Jayson Werth agrees to a $10 million, two-year deal with the Phillies avoiding salary arbitration. With the departure of free agent Pat Burrell to Tampa Bay, the outfielder becomes the only returning right-handed slugger to the lefty-heavy lineup of the World Champions.

    2009 - Rocco Baldelli, traded to the Red Sox in the offseason, takes out an ad in the St. Petersburg Times to show his appreciation of the support given to him by the Rays fans during his five years with the franchise. In an open letter the outfielder writes,"I will always think of the Tampa Bay area as my second home, and I would like to thank everyone for accepting me and for making my time here as enjoyable as it was".

    2010 - The Mets, in need of a center fielder until Carlos Beltran returns to the lineup in early May, deal 30-year old right-handed reliever Brian Stokes (2-4, 3.97) to the Angels in exchange for the highly-paid, but under-achieving Gary Matthews Jr. (.250, 4, 50). Los Angeles agrees to pay a significant portion of the slumping outfielder's $50 million five-year contract that 'Little Sarge' signed three seasons ago.

    2010 - A's prospect Grant Desme is retiring from baseball to pursue his calling to be a catholic priest. In 2009, the 23-year-old minor leaguer hit .288 along with 31 home runs and 89 RBIs playing single A ball with the Kane County Cougars (MWL) and the Stockton Ports (CAL), and the outfielder was recently named the Arizona Fall League's Most Valuable Player.

    2010 - The Phillies and Shane Victorino (.292, 10, 62) come to terms on a $22 million, three-year deal. The 'Flyin' Hawaiian' won his second consecutive Gold Glove roaming center field for the NL champions last season.

    2013 - The Boston Red Sox signed free agent Mike Napoli to a 1 year $5 million contract.  The deal also includes an additional $8 million in roster and performance bonuses that Napoli can earn.

    2014 - Twenty-five year old right-hander Masahiro Tanaka accepts the Yankees' seven-year contract offer for $155 million, the fifth-largest deal ever given to a pitcher. In addition to giving the largest sum ever awarded to a Japanese player, New York will also pay an additional $20 million to the Rakuten Golden Eagles, his former team as part of the new posting agreement between Major League Baseball and teams in Japanese leagues. 

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Scott Carroll as a free agent.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Geovany Soto as a free agent.

    2016 - The Brewers announces Joe Adcock, who was one vote shy of election last year, will be added to the Miller Park Walk of Fame. The former first baseman, who played 10 of his 17 major-league seasons in Milwaukee with the Braves, appeared in 1,207 games with the franchise, including the inaugural County Stadium contest in 1953, when he recorded the first base hit and scored the first run in the history of the ballpark.

    2016 - The San Diego Padres signed Alexei Ramirez as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 22...

    1864 - Ray, Irv
    1864 - Hallstrom, Charlie
    1874 - Hughes, Jay
    1876 - McLaughlin, Warren
    1877 - Murphy, Ed
    1877 - Jones, Tom
    1880 - O'Neill, Bill

    1881 - Thomas, Ira
    1889 - Strunk, Amos

    1896 - Fahey, Frank
    1904 - Milligan, John
    1906 - Shiver, Ivey
    1908 - Oana, Prince
    1917 - Geary, Huck
    1919 - Olivo, Diomedes
    1925 - Bucha, Johnny
    1925 - Young, Bobby
    1929 - Littrell, Jack
    1941 - Leonhard, Dave
    1945 - Brown, Jophery
    1948 - Cambria, Fred
    1949 - Caldwell, Mike
    1951 - Roberts, Leon
    1952 - Aviles, Ramon
    1957 - Dayett, Brian
    1963 - Ortiz, Javier
    1963 - Treadway, Jeff
    1964 - Kirby, Wayne
    1967 - Higgins, Kevin
    1969 - Gordon, Keith
    1976 - Anderson, Jimmy
    1977 - Rakers, Aaron
    1978 - Figgins, Chone
    1980 - Ruiz, Carlos
    1983 - Valdez, Jose
    1984 - Jimenez, Ubaldo
    1985 - Cousins, Scott
    1988 - Spence, Josh
    1990 - Hauschild, Mike
    1993 - Torres, Ramon

    Baseball Deaths on January 22...

    1896 - Heubel, George
    1910 - Wise, Sam
    1922 - Shafer, Orator
    1923 - Cooke, Fred
    1932 - Hogan, Eddie
    1940 - Berry, Charlie
    1955 - Wicker, Bob
    1956 - Mitterling, Ralph
    1957 - Behan, Petie
    1959 - Williams, Ken
    1962 - Russell, Lefty
    1966 - Newkirk, Joel
    1970 - Haislip, Jim
    1973 - Halt, Al
    1982 - Willis, Les
    1994 - Miller, Rudy
    1996 - Rand, Dick
    1997 - Dockins, George
    2001 - Agee, Tommie

    2005 - Gutierrez, Cesar
    2008 - Clemons, Lance
    2009 - Werber, Billy
    2015 - Bryant, Don
    2017 - Marté, Andy
    2017 - Ventura, Yorlando


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    On January 23 in Baseball History...

    1950 - The Associated Press picks the Miracle Braves of 1914 as the greatest sports upset of the 20th century.

    1962 - Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame in their first years of eligibility. Feller won 266 games in 18 seasons and captured 20 games six times for the Indians. Robinson not only broke baseball's color barrier, but also re-introduced speed as a lethal weapon and led the Dodgers to six pennants in ten years.

    1967 - Four years removed from the playing field, Cardinal standout Stan Musial is named general manager of the team replacing Bob Howsam, who resigned to take a similar position with Cincinnati. Although his tenure will last only ten months, 'The Man' will become the only GM to win a world championship in his first season on the job.

    1968 - Joe 'Ducky' Medwick is selected by the BBWAA to be in the Hall of Fame.

    1973 - Nineteenth century players Mickey Welch and Mike Kelly are selected by Hall of Fame Special Veterans Committee for enshrinement in Cooperstown. The group also names Billy Evans, an umpire, to be inducted as well.

    1975 - By the slimmest of margins, Ralph Kiner is elected into the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. The former Pirates slugger, who played only ten years in the majors and led the National League in home runs for seven consecutive seasons, received 273 votes on the 362 ballots cast by the writers, just enough to reached the 75% needed to be selected.

    1979 - Willie Mays is selected by the BBWAA as a member of the Hall of Fame. The 'Say-Hey Kid' receives 409 of the 432 votes cast with 23 writers inexplicably leaving one of the top ball players of all time off their ballots.

    1981 - Faced with the possibility of losing star outfielder Fred Lynn to free agency because of a front-office blunder, the Red Sox trade Lynn and pitcher Steve Renko to the Angels for pitchers Frank Tanana and Jim Dorsey and outfielder Joe Rudi. The Players Association contends that Lynn and catcher Carlton Fisk are free agents because the Red Sox failed to mail their new contracts by the deadline provided for in the Basic Agreement. Lynn signs a four-year deal with the Angels and agrees to drop his case. Fisk's case will go to arbitration.

    2002 - The Rangers avoid salary arbitration with Jeff Zimmerman when their closer agrees to a $10 million, three-year contract. After replacing an injured Tim Crabtree, Zimmerman posted 28 saves for the Texas team.

    2006 - With just a few weeks left before spring training, a surprised Dan O'Brien is fired as the Reds’ general manager by the team’s new regime. Owner Bob Castellini makes it clear O’Brien’s performance is not the reason for the dismissal, but wanted his ‘own person’ in the position.

    2008 - Avoiding salary arbitration, the Indians sign Rafael Betancourt (5-1, 1.47) to a $5.4 million, two-year deal. The 32-year old right-handed reliever was used primarily last season as an eighth inning set-up man for Cleveland's closer, Joe Borowski.

    2008 - Kevin Towers, the longest-tenured active major league general manager, gets a two-year contract extension from the Padres which goes through the 2010 season. Although the club would not reveal financial details, it is believed the 46-year old is one of the top five or six highest-paid GMs in the game.

    2008 - Troy Tulowitzki (.291, 24, 99 ) and the Rockies agree on a $31 million, six-year deal which includes a club option for 2014. The second baseman of the National League champs was runner-up for Rookie of the Year.

    2008 - In an effort to add experience for an unseasoned rotation, the Marlins sign 33-year old southpaw Mark Hendrickson (4-8, 5.21) to a $1.5 million, one-year deal which includes an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses. The 6-foot-9 former NBA player has pitched for the Blue Jays, Devil Rays and, last season, the Dodgers.

    2009 - The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Hector Gimenez as a free agent.

    2009 - The New York Mets signed Rob Mackowiak as a free agent.

    2010 - Major League Baseball announces the Dodgers, who in 1993 became the first big league club to play in Taiwan, will return to the island in March to play a pair of exhibition games against a team from the Chinese Professional Baseball League. During their first trip, L.A. played a squad of Chinese All-Stars.

    2010 - Arbitration-eligible Hunter Pence (.282, 25, 72) signs a $3.5 million, one-year deal with the Astros. The 26-year All-Star outfielder with the rifle arm earned only $464,000 last year, his third season with Houston.

    2012 - The New York Yankees traded Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos.

    2012 - The Toronto Blue Jays signed Omar Vizquel as a free agent.

    2012 - The Cincinnati Reds signed Willie Harris as a free agent.

    2014 - The Kansas City Royals signed Jon Rauch as a free agent.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Jesse Crain as a free agent.

    2017 - The Chicago White Sox signed Anthony Swarzak as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 23...

    1855 - Croft, Art
    1873 - Donahue, Red
    1875 - Flynn, Carney
    1880 - Cannell, Rip
    1882 - Winchell, Fred
    1887 - Allison, Mack
    1890 - Morley, Bill
    1890 - Barney, Ed
    1891 - Kerlin, Orie
    1891 - Lear, King
    1891 - Haley, Ray
    1896 - Mullen, Billy
    1898 - Walker, Speed
    1899 - Gill, Haddie
    1899 - Regan, Bill
    1903 - Saltzgaver, Jack
    1907 - Burke, Bobby
    1914 - Connors, Merv

    1916 - Sturm, Johnny
    1918 - Gumpert, Randy

    1923 - Deal, Cot
    1928 - Carrasquel, Chico

    1930 - Sullivan, Frank
    1933 - Shannon, Wally
    1934 - Amalfitano, Joey
    1936 - Nottebart, Don
    1938 - Moorhead, Bob
    1940 - Burwell, Dick
    1944 - Ratliff, Paul
    1947 - Bevacqua, Kurt
    1951 - Spikes, Charlie
    1954 - Hanc0ck, Garry
    1957 - Pulido, Alfonso
    1960 - Ritter, Reggie
    1962 - Distefano, Benny
    1963 - Brown, Marty
    1968 - Cole, Victor
    1970 - Wohlers, Mark
    1970 - Embree, Alan

    1970 - Obando, Sherman
    1971 - Greene, Charlie
    1974 - Durazo, Erubiel
    1974 - Watson, Mark
    1976 - Duckworth, Brandon
    1976 - Ryan, Jay
    1977 - Stanford, Jason
    1979 - Rincon, Juan
    1982 - May, Ben
    1982 - Pena, Wily Mo
    1985 - Samardzija, Jeff

    1987 - Phelps, Cord
    1989 - Carson, Robert
    1991 - Fields, Daniel
    1992 - May, Jacob

    1994 - Russell, Addison

    Baseball Deaths on January 23...

    1943 - Weaver, Farmer
    1946 - Matthews, William
    1948 - Doljack, Frank
    1949 - Herrell, Walt
    1955 - Brown, Elmer
    1958 - Baldwin, Harry
    1958 - Lonergan, Walter
    1958 - Tedrow, Al
    1968 - Flaherty, Patsy

    1969 - Bridwell, Al
    1970 - Conroy, Bill
    1972 - Nicholson, Fred
    1973 - Callahan, Ray
    1975 - Mueller, Heinie
    1982 - Hopper, Jim
    1983 - Cuccurullo, Cookie
    1988 - Gee, Johnny
    1989 - Case, George
    1994 - Landes, Stan
    1995 - Rogovin, Saul

    2007 - Joyce, Dick
    2013 - Bouchee, Ed
    2014 - Osgood, Charlie
    2015 - Banks, Ernie
    2015 - Koback, Nick
    2016 - Williams, Walter "No Neck"






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