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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #5050 on: October 16, 2018, 12:22:47 am »

    On October 16 in Baseball History...

    1909 - The Pirates, behind the complete-game shutout thrown by Babe Adams, beat the Tigers, 8-0, in the seventh and deciding game of the World Series. With the help of their rookie phenom, who also won Games 1 and 5, Pittsburgh wins its second Fall Classic in franchise history.

    1910 - Ban Johnson, American League president, declares Tigers' outfielder Ty Cobb the league's batting champ after questioning Nap Lajoie's suspicious eight-hit performance in a doubleheader against the Browns.

    1912 - Fred Snodgrass' 10th inning two-base error of pinch-hitter Clyde Engle's routine pop fly in center field sets up the tying run en route to the 3-2 Red Sox victory over the Giants and a World Championship for Boston. The play, which will be infamously become known as "Snodgrass' Muff", is followed by his spectacular catch of a long drive hit by Tris Speaker, but the 20-year old outfielder will always be remembered as a goat in the Fall Classic.

    1936 - Lou Gehrig, who hit 49 home runs, scored 167 runs, knocked in 152, and batted .354, is voted AL MVP.

    1949 - Brooklyn does not renew Branch Rickey's contract as president of the Dodgers. The 'Mahatma' will join the Pirates as the team's executive vice president and general manager, with his son, Branch Jr., assuming the post of Pittsburgh's vice president and farm system director.

    1950 - After five seasons at the helm, Eddie Dyer resigns as the manager of the Cardinals and will be eventually replaced by Marty Marion. The former St. Louis skipper, who won a World Championship as a rookie pilot with the Redbirds in 1946, never had a losing season, compiling an outstanding 446-325 (.578) record during his post-war tenure with the club.

    1957 - Bill Rigney, the club's current skipper and an Alameda native, is named to be the first manager of the San Francisco Giants, when his contract is extended for two more seasons. The former franchise infielder replaced Leo Durocher in 1956 while the team still played in New York.

    1960 - The NL votes to admit Houston and New York to the league, the first structural change since 1900.

    1961 - The Yankees purchase Robin Roberts from the Philadelphia. The right-hander, who compiled a 234-199 record in 14 seasons with the Phillies, will be released in May without having appeared in a regular-season game for the Bronx Bombers.

    1962 - With the tying and winning runs in scoring position at Candlestick Park, Willie McCovey's hard line drive is snagged by second baseman Bobby Richardson for the final out of the World Series. The Yankees win Game 7, beating the Giants, 1-0, capturing the franchise's 20th World Championship.

    1964 - The Indians' Board of Directors, after deliberating for four hours, decide to keep the team in the Forest City after exploring options to possibly shift the franchise to Seattle, Oakland, or Dallas. The Tribe signs a ten-year lease to use Cleveland Stadium at a reduced rent which includes an escape clause for the city and the club after any season.

    1969 - Thanks to Ron Swoboda's double and two Oriole errors in the eighth inning, the Mets win their fourth straight World Series game to become World Champions. Jerry Koosman tosses a five-hitter beating Baltimore 5-3 in Game 5, a contest which will best remembered for manager Gil Hodges winning the 'shoe polish' argument.

    1971 - Brooks Robinson drives in Frank Robinson in the tenth inning of Game Six to give Baltimore a Series-tying 3-2 win.

    1973 - The A's win Game Three of the World Series in 11 innings as Bert Campaneris gets the winning RBI in a 3-2 victory over the Mets. In a private clubhouse meeting, Dick Williams tells A's players he will resign after the Series.

    1974 - Ken Holtzman, who hadn't batted all season, belts a third-inning home run in Game Four and gets the 5-2 win. Rollie Fingers holds the Dodgers in relief and Oakland takes a 3-1 Series lead.

    1975 - Tony Perez broke an 0-for-15 slump with two home runs to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the World Series.

    1976 - In Game 1 of the World Series against the Yankees, Dan Driessen, batting fifth in the Reds line-up, becomes the first National League player to be used as a designated hitter. The DH was not employed prior to this year's Fall Classic, although the concept had been adopted and used in the American League since 1973.

    1976 - Don Gullett and Pedro Borbon combine on a five-hitter as the Reds win the first game of the World Series over the Yankees 5-1. Three hits by Tony Perez, the first World Series designated hitter, and a Joe Morgan homer supply the offense.

    1977 - The Dodgers stay alive with a 10-4 victory in Game Five against the Yankees. Steve Yeager and Reggie Smith homer, and Don Sutton pitches a complete game.

    1979 - John Candelaria and Kent Tekulve combine on a 4-0 shutout as the Pirates send the World Series to its seventh game.

    1982 - Four Cardinals pitchers are helpless to stop the Brewers from rallying for a 7-5 win to even the World Series after four games.

    1983 -  The Orioles win their fourth straight contest against the Phillies and take the World Series in five games. In the 5-0 victory at Veterans Stadium, Scott McGregor pitches a five-hit complete-game, and Eddie Murray hits two home runs.

    1985 - In Game 6 of the NLCS, Cardinal first baseman Jack Clark's dramatic come-from-behind two-out, three-run home run in the ninth inning stuns a sold-out Dodger Stadium. St. Louis wins the game, 7-5, and captures the National League flag.

    1985 - Coming back from a 3 to 1 game deficit, the Royals capture their first American League pennant beating the Blue Jays in Game 7 of the ALCS, 6-2. Dick Howser's squad will go on to beat the Cardinals to win the franchise's first World Series championship.

    1988 - At Dodger Stadium, Don Baylor becomes the first player to participate in three consecutive World Series for three different teams when he pinch-hits in the eighth inning of the A's 6-0 loss to L.A. in the second game of the Fall Classic. The 39 year-old veteran played with the pennant-winning Red Sox in 1986 and the World Champion Twins in 1987.

    1990 - The A's ten-game postseason winning streak ends when the Reds win Game 1 of the World Series, 7-0. Reds' outfielder Eric Davis becomes the 22nd player to hit a homer in his first Fall Classic at-bat.

    1991 - The Braves win the third 1-0 game of the NLCS to force a seventh game in Pittsburgh. Greg Olson doubles home the only run of the game in the ninth inning.

    1993 - The Blue Jays put the game away with a three-run rally in the seventh inning at the SkyDome in Game One of the World Series. Reliever Al Leiter gets the 8-5 victory against the Phillies.

    1999 - In a game slated to be a battle between the respective ace of each team, the Red Sox crush the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALCS, 13-1. The dream pitching duel between Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens at Fenway Park doesn't materialize when the 'Rocket' fails to get out of the third inning giving up five earned runs on six hits.

    2000 - Mike Hampton throws a complete-game three-hitter and the Mets win the NLCS beating the Cardinals, 7-0. Bobby Valentine's team joins the 1997 Marlins as the only wild-card teams to go to the World Series.

    2003 - In Game 7 of the ALCS, thanks to Aaron Boone's 11th inning home run at the 'stadium', the Yankees capture their 39th American League pennant beating the Red Sox, 6-5. The defensive replacement becomes the fifth player to end a postseason series with a homer joining Bill Mazeroski ('60 Pirates, WS Game 7 vs. Yankees), Chris Chambliss ('76 Yankees, ALCS Game 5 vs. Royals), Joe Carter ('93 Blue Jays, WS Game 6 vs. Phillies) and Todd Pratt ('99 Mets, NLDS Game 4 vs. Diamondbacks).

    2005 - After a 46-year absence from the Fall Classic, the White Sox will represent the American League in the World Series. The Pale Hose's starting rotation threw four consecutive complete-game victories against the Angels to capture the ALCS in five games to earn an opportunity to participate in the Fall Classic for the first time since 1959.

    2006 - Former Manager of the Year (1995 and 2001 Mariners) Lou Piniella inks a three-year contract worth approximately $10 million which has an option for a fourth year to manage the Cubs. The 64-year old fiery skipper, who is replacing Dusty Baker (66-96), has a record of 1,519-1,420 during his 18-year managerial tenure with the Yankees, Reds, Mariners and Devil Rays.

    2006 - After finishing 93-69 to win the AL West and sweeping the Twins in the ALDS, Ken Macha is fired when the A's are eliminated from the postseason by the Tigers. GM Billy Beane cites a lack of communication between the players and the manager, who compiled a 368-280 record and brought the team to the playoffs twice in his four-year tenure in the dugout.

    2007 - Bill Stoneman, citing he wants to spend more time with his wife, retires as the general manager of the Angels, a post he has held since the end of 1999. The 63-year old former GM, who was at the helm for the team's only World Championship (2002), will remain with the club as a senior advisor.

    2008 - The first pitch of a potential Game 6 of the World Series will begin eight minutes later to accommodate Democratic Party presidential candidate Barack Obama's desire to purchase the 8-8:30 p.m. slot on the Fox network, the same air time the campaign has secured on CBS and NBC. The Tropicana Field game is now scheduled to start at 8:35 p.m.

    2008 - Behind 7-0 in the bottom of seventh, the Red Sox score eight runs in the three last frames to beat the Rays in Game 5 of the ALCS at Fenway Park, 8-7. Boston's comeback victory is the biggest postseason rally since the 1929 A's tallied ten times in the seventh inning to wipe out an eight-run deficit against the Cubs in their 10-8 victory in Game 4 of the World Series.

    2010 - The Rangers record their first playoff win at home in the 50-year history of the franchise when they take Game 2 of the ALDS, defeating the Yankees, 7-2. The Rangers Ballpark victory ends a ten-game postseason losing streak against New York, that includes yesterday's heartbreaking loss in which Texas had an early 5-0 lead over the Bronx Bombers.

    2011 - The Cardinals capture their 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park in Game 6 of the NLCS. The Redbird relievers toss 28 2-3 innings, accounting for three of the wins while compiling a 1.88 ERA.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 16...

    1856 - Strief, George
    1866 - Lake, Fred
    1879 - Devlin, Art
    1881 - Manuel, Moxie

    1883 - Mullin, Jim
    1883 - Groh, Lew
    1885 - Howley, Dan
    1886 - Fanwell, Harry
    1888 - Kafora, Jake
    1890 - Allison, Milo
    1894 - Menosky, Mike
    1895 - Skiff, Bill
    1896 - Brock, John
    1897 - Buckeye, Garland
    1900 - Goslin, Goose
    1900 - Cullop, Nick
    1901 - Yeargin, Al
    1904 - Beck, Boom-Boom
    1907 - Breckinridge, Bill
    1909 - Hill, Oliver
    1915 - Masterson, Paul
    1919 - Bahr, Ed
    1921 - Batts, Matt
    1924 - Cain, Bob

    1928 - Yochim, Len
    1931 - Sisler, Dave
    1935 - Montejo, Manny
    1936 - Baldschun, Jack
    1940 - DeBusschere, Dave

    1941 - McCarver, Tim
    1942 - Lovrich, Pete
    1949 - Hood, Don
    1949 - Yancy, Hugh

    1950 - Terpko, Jeff
    1953 - Scott, Rodney
    1954 - Dimmel, Mike
    1955 - Bourjos, Chris
    1955 - Seibert, Kurt
    1956 - Firova, Dan
    1959 - Harper, Brian
    1959 - McReynolds, Kevin
    1961 - Stapleton, Dave
    1961 - Taylor, Billy
    1965 - Reed, Darren
    1967 - Manzanillo, Josias
    1969 - Ruebel, Matt
    1970 - Davison, Scott
    1971 - Mitchell, Larry
    1981 - Reyes, Anthony
    1985 - Del Rosario, Enerio
    1990 - Lloyd, Kyle
    1991 - Santana, Edgar
    1992 - Harper, Bryce
    1992 - Herrera, Rosell

    Baseball Deaths on October 16...

    1894 - Conley, Ed
    1895 - Summers, Kid
    1901 - Duncan, Jim
    1904 - Slattery, Mike
    1916 - Killeen, Henry
    1926 - Levis, Charlie
    1934 - Wilson, Highball
    1935 - Vadeboncoeur, Gene
    1936 - Fitzgerald, Dennis
    1937 - Hatter, Clyde
    1938 - Knight, Joe
    1939 - Allen, Nick
    1945 - Eibel, Hack
    1949 - Ryan, Jack
    1954 - Davenport, Dave
    1959 - Allen, Sled
    1959 - Bradley, Herb
    1959 - Okrie, Frank
    1962 - Whitted, Possum
    1962 - Powell, Ray
    1968 - Kinder, Ellis

    1969 - Boerner, Larry
    1972 - Rawlings, Johnny
    1993 - DeShong, Jimmy
    1995 - Szekely, Joe
    1998 - Carswell, Frank
    2006 - Curry, Tony
    2010 - Thomas, Valmy
    2011 - Williams, Don
    2012 - Yost, Eddie




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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #5051 on: October 17, 2018, 12:06:32 am »

    On October 17 in Baseball History...

    1911 - The Philadelphia Athletics scored twice in the 11th inning to beat the New York Giants, 3-2, in Game 3 of the World Series. Frank Baker hit a home run in the ninth inning off Christy Mathewson to tie the score, 1-1. Baker was tagged with the nickname "Home Run" for his exploits.

    1960 - At the Sheraton Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, the National League owners vote to admit Houston and New York making it the first structural change in the Senior Circuit since the turn of the century. The New York franchise, thanks to the efforts of prominent attorney William A Shea, is awarded to a group headed by Joan Payson, and Judge Roy Hofheintz is one of five owners of the new club in Texas.

    1964 - Despite a 99-63 record, the Yankees fire Yogi Berra after losing the 1964 World Series to the Cardinals in seven games.

    1964 - Manager Johnny Keane of the World Champs Cardinals resigns unexpectedly. The former St. Louis skipper will take the Yankee job which opens as the result of the firing of Yogi Berra which also occurs today.

    1971 - Behind Steve Blass’s complete-game four-hitter, the Pirates beat Mike Cuellar and the heavily favored Orioles to capture their fourth world championship in franchise history. Immediately after the Game 7 victory, rookie hurler Bruce Kison and his champagne-soaked best man Bob Moose are whisked away from Memorial Stadium by helicopter to a waiting Lear Jet to attend the 21-year old’s 6:30 pm wedding in Pittsburgh, in which the groom will arrive 33 minutes late.

    1971 - Roberto Clemente hits a fourth-inning homer off Baltimore's Mike Cuellar to put the Pirates ahead, 1-0, in Game 7 of the World Series. The right-fielder has hit safely in all seven games of the series, a feat he also accomplished in 1960 against the Yankees, to extend his consecutive Fall Classic hitting streak to 14 contests.

    1976 - On a cold Sunday night, the Reds gang up on Catfish Hunter for three runs, but the Yankees battle back to tie it up. With two outs in the ninth inning, Yanks shortstop Fred Stanley throws Griffey's easy grounder into the dugout. A walk and a Tony Perez single follow and the Yanks lose the second World Series game 4-3.

    1978 - The Yanks win their fourth straight game, 7-2, to clinch their second consecutive World Championship over the Dodgers. Brian Doyle and Series MVP Bucky Dent have three hits apiece.

    1979 - At Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, Jimmy Carter throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Pirates' 4-1 defeat of the Orioles in Game 7 of the Fall Classic. It is the only time the Commander-in-Chief will perform the pre-game ritual during his presidency.

    1979 - In Game 7, Willie Stargell goes 3-for 4, including his third home run in the Series, propelling the Pirates to a 4-1 victory over the Orioles. The Bucs overcame a three games-to-one deficit to win their fifth World Championship in franchise history.

    1982 - Robin Yount records his second four-hit game of the World Series to lead the Brewers to a 6-4 win in Game Five and give Milwaukee a 3-2 lead overall. Yount is the first player ever to have multiple four-hit games in one World Series.

    1985 - Lou Piniella is named Yankee manager replacing Billy Martin. 'Billy the Kid' had piloted the Bronx Bombers to second place finishing with a 91-54 record.

    1987 - The Minnesota Twins overpowered St. Louis, 10-1, in the opening game of the first indoor World Series. Dan Gladden's grand slam capped a seven-run fourth inning.

    1989 - As the Giants and A's get ready to play Game 3 of the World Series, the Bay Area is hit by a massive earthquake. The game is quickly postponed by Commissioner Fay Vincent, and he wisely orders the evacuation of Candlestick Park.

    1990 - In the first extra-inning World Series game since 1986, the underdog Reds beat the A's 5-4 in ten innings to take a surprising 2-0 lead in the Series. Reds outfielder Billy Hatcher goes 4-for-4 to run his consecutive hit streak to seven, tying Thurman Munson's World Series record.

    1991 - Brian Hunter's two-run home run in the first inning of Game Seven is all John Smoltz needs as he tosses a 4-0 shutout over Pittsburgh.

    1992 - Tom Glavine goes the distance to give the Braves a 3-1 win over the Blue Jays in Game One of the World Series.

    1993 - A five-run uprising in the third pushes the Phillies to a 6-4 win over Toronto in Game Two. Mitch Williams earns his only save of the Series.

    1995 - The Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners, 4-0, in Game 6 of the American League championship series, winning their first pennant since 1954.

    1996 - The Atlanta Braves had the biggest blowout in postseason history, beating St. Louis, 15-0, in Game 7 of the NL championship series to complete a comeback from a 3-1 deficit. The Cardinals became the only club to blow a 3-1 edge three times in the postseason.

    2000 - David Justice's three-run homer propels the Yankees to their record 37th American League pennant in a come-from-behind victory over the Mariners, 9-7. The victory sets up a Subway Series in New York for the first time in 44 years.

    2000 - With an opposite field single, Mariners catcher Dan Wilson snaps his 0-for-42 skid, the longest hitless streak in postseason history. Marv Owen had gone 0-for-31 in the 1934 and 1935 World Series playing for the Tigers.

    2002 - The legal suit against the fan who caught Barry Bonds' record breaking 73rd home run at Pac Bell Park, brought by three friends claiming a promise was made to split the ball's value if caught in exchange for a ticket to the game, is settled when Jay Arsenault agrees to sell the ball and divide the money. Arsenault's lawyer said his client initially eluded the friends because of being overwhelmed by the situation.

    2003 - Early editions of the N.Y. Post include an editorial claiming the Yankees lose to Boston and couldn't get the job done in Game 7 of the ALCS. Although the Bronx Bombers did trail the Red Sox, the team rallies to beat their arch rival in 11 innings, 6-5.

    2004 - In Game 4 of the NLCS at Minute Maid Park, Carlos Beltran goes deep in the seventh inning giving the Astros an eventual 6-5 victory over the Cardinals. With the round-tripper, the Houston center fielder sets a new postseason record hitting a homer in five consecutive play-off games and ties Barry Bonds' 2002 mark with a total of eight play-off round tippers.

    2005 - The juiced Minute Maid Park crowd, anticipating the Astros' first National League crown, after the first two batters are quickly retired, is ‘pulperized’ when Albert Pujols hits a two out three-run ninth inning homer. A two-strike single stroked by David Eckstein and a walk worked out by Jim Emmonds set the stage for the Cardinals' dramatic 5-4 comeback.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 17...

    1859 - Ewing, Buck
    1861 - Stearns, Ecky
    1863 - Campau, Count
    1870 - Nicol, George
    1873 - Dillon, Pop
    1877 - Kenna, Ed
    1886 - Maxwell, Bert
    1887 - Kirsch, Harry
    1892 - Welch, Ted
    1892 - Madden, Frank
    1898 - Blume, Clint
    1900 - Wingard, Ernie
    1906 - Derringer, Paul
    1908 - Rolfe, Red
    1915 - Sandlock, Mike
    1917 - Ostrowski, Johnny
    1919 - Moss, Howie
    1919 - Cozart, Charlie
    1921 - Brondell, Ken
    1927 - Klippstein, Johnny
    1928 - Gilliam, Jim
    1929 - Peterson, Hardy
    1931 - Porter, Dan
    1933 - Powell, Leroy
    1942 - Cimino, Pete
    1945 - Christian, Bob

    1946 - Folkers, Rich
    1947 - Hutto, Jim
    1957 - Paris, Kelly
    1960 - Dixon, Ken
    1961 - Pasqua, Dan

    1962 - Braggs, Glenn
    1963 - Manzanillo, Ravelo
    1965 - Montoyo, Charlie
    1967 - Johnson, Mark
    1969 - Tremie, Chris
    1970 - Mabry, John
    1974 - Rocker, John
    1974 - Lyons, Curt
    1975 - Almonte, Hector
    1976 - Etherton, Seth
    1976 - Jones, Jason
    1979 - Ennis, John
    1979 - Velazquez, Gil
    1981 - Campbell, Brett
    1981 - Maysonet, Edwin
    1982 - Alvarez, Abe
    1983 - Talbot, Mitch
    1985 - De La Torre, Jose
    1985 - Gonzalez, Carlos
    1986 - Butler, Daniel
    1988 - Romero, Stefen
    1990 - Montero, Rafael
    1992 - Alberto, Hanser
    1994 - Straw, Myles

    Baseball Deaths on October 17...

    1905 - Otten, John
    1933 - Kostal, Joe
    1940 - Davis, George
    1944 - Powell, Jack
    1950 - Tuckey, Tom
    1951 - Clancy, Al
    1952 - Shields, Vince
    1953 - Delahanty, Jim
    1961 - Felix, Harry
    1962 - Henriksen, Olaf
    1964 - Bigbee, Carson
    1966 - Swift, Bob
    1971 - Massey, Mike
    1981 - Peac0ck, Johnny
    1982 - McDonald, Hank
    1985 - Sheely, Bud

    1987 - Cote, Pete
    1989 - Mackinson, John
    1992 - O'Connell, John
    1996 - Adams, Bob
    2004 - Boone, Ray

    2007 - Rutner, Mickey
    2010 - Lis, Joe
    2017 - Barnowski, Ed



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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #5052 on: October 18, 2018, 12:20:16 am »

    On October 18 in Baseball History...

    1910 - The Philadelphia Athletics pounded the Chicago Cubs 9-3 for a 2-0 lead in the World Series. Eddie Collins had three hits, including two doubles, and two stolen bases.

    1913 - In Cincinnati, the Giants and White Sox begin a five-month world-wide barnstorming trip that will include stops in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The teams recruit top players from both leagues, including Tris Speaker, Buck Weaver, Christy Mathewson as well as Sam Crawford, but former Olympian Jim Thorpe is the main attraction during the global tour.

    1925 - The Reds pitcher Marvin Goodwin dies in a plane crash in Houston. The 34-year old appeared in four games for Cincinnati, three as a starter, and posted an 0-2 record which included two complete games.

    1950 - Connie Mack, at age 87, retired as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years, and Jimmy Dykes was named to replace him. Mack, together with Ben Shibe, founded the Athletics in 1901.

    1960 - Five days after losing to the Pirates in Game 7 of the World Series, the Yankees fire Casey Stengel believing he's too old to manage. A few days after his dismissal, the 'Old Professor' quips, "I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again".

    1967 - The AL approves the Athletics' shift to Oakland. Kansas City is promised a new team by 1971. When Senator Stuart Symington and Kansas City Mayor Ilus Davis threaten action against the move, AL President Joe Cronin reopens talks, and the expansion deadline is moved forward to 1969.

    1971 - Dick Williams is named the Associated Press American League Manager of the Year after guiding the A's to their first playoff appearance since the franchise faced St. Louis in the 1931 Fall Classic. The 42 year-old skipper also copped the honor for piloting the Red Sox during the team's Impossible Dream season in 1967.

    1972 - With runners on second and third base in Game 3 of the World Series, Johnny Bench strikes out looking with a full count when he is fooled by a trick play. The Cincinnati slugger believes he is going to be given an intentional walk after the A's manager visits the mound and catcher Gene Tenance returns to plate signaling for a wide ball 4, but the A's backstop quickly crouches behind home to catch a called strike three from Rollie Fingers. Blue Moon Odom fans 11, but Cincinnati's Jack Billingham is the 1-0 winner as the Reds win their first game of the World Series.

    1973 - The Mets' Jerry Koosman and Tug McGraw combined to three-hit the Oakland A's and take 3-2 lead in the World Series.

    1977 - Reggie Jackson hit three consecutive home runs to lead New York to an 8-4 victory over the Los Angles Dodgers and give the Yankees the World Series title in six games. Jackson drove in five runs, and all three shots came on the first pitch.

    1988 - At Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Mark McGwire goes deep off LA's Jay Howell with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning giving the A's a 2-1 victory, its only win in the Series. With Kirk Gibson's heroics in Game 1, 'Big Mac's' walk-off home run marks the first time that two game-winning round-trippers are hit in the same Fall Classic.

    1992 - The Canadian flag is inadvertently flown up-side down by a United States Marine Corps color guard at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium during the pregame ceremonies before Game 2 of the World Series between the Blue Jays and Braves. Although the international incident annoys the northern neighbors of the U.S., most Toronto fans resist the call to fly the American Stripes and Stars in a similar fashion during Game 3 at the SkyDome, but opt instead to wave Canada's L'Unifolié with the message, "This end up", affixed to the top.

    1992 - Ed Sprague's two-run home run in the ninth inning off Jeff Reardon in Game Two gives Toronto a 5-4 win over Atlanta and evens the World Series.

    1997 - The first World Series game ever played in Florida belongs to the Marlins. Moises Alou and Charles Johnson smack back-to-back home runs against Cleveland's Orel Hershiser to make a 7-4 winner of Livan Hernandez in Game One.

    2001 - Larry Dierker, who left the Astros' broadcast booth to take over the dugout duties as the team's skipper in 1997, resigns as Houston manager (448-362, .553, four divisional titles) despite tying the Cardinals for the best record in the National League (93-69) and winning the Central Division. The team failed to win a playoff series in his five-year tenure going 2-12 in postseason action.

    2004 - After 5 hours, 49 minutes and 471 pitches, the Red Sox outlast the Yankees, 5-4, in Game 5 of the league championship. Boston’s DH David Ortiz, who is the first player in baseball history to hit two walk-off home runs during the postseason, ends the longest game in ALCS history at 1:22 a.m. with a two-out single into center scoring Johnny Damon from second in the 14th inning at Fenway Park.

    2005 - The Montreal Canadiens pay tribute to the departed Expos team by raising a commemorative banner to the rafters of Montreal's Bell Centre. Displaced mascot Yoppi, working in his first game for the NHL team, and former players Gary Carter and Andre Dawson are on hand to assist in the hoisting the of blue and orange bannière that features their retired numbers, 8 and 10, respectively, as well as the numbers for Tim Raines (30) and Rusty Staub (10).

    2008 - Scoring in each of the last three innings, the Red Sox erase a seven-run deficit in the seventh to beat the Rays, 8-7, in Game 5 of the ALCS. The Philadelphia A's, who rallied after trailing 8-0 to beat the Cubs, 10-8, in Game 4 of the 1929 World Series, is the only team to have made a bigger comeback in the postseason.

    2010 - The Mariners hire Eric Wedge to be the team's new manager, its seventh skipper since 2003. The former Cleveland field boss, out of baseball last season after spending seven seasons in the the Tribe's dugout, replaces Daren Brown who had filled in on an interim basis for Don Wakamatsu, who was fired in August.

    2010 - The Cardinals announce the signing of its long-time manager, keeping Tony La Russa in the Redbirds' dugout for at least one more season, the skipper's sixteenth with the club. The franchise has won eight division titles, two National League pennants and a World Championship under the 66-year old pilot, but this year's team, heavily favored to win its division, collapsed during the final two months of the season, finishing five games behind Cincinnati.

    2012 - The Tigers win their second American League pennant in seven years when they beat the Yankees, 8-1, at Comerica Park to complete a four-game sweep. The last time the Bronx Bombers failed to win a game in a postseason season was in 1980 after the Royals beat them three straight in the best 3-of-5 ALCS.

    2013 - The Cardinals advance to their second World Series in three seasons, routing the Dodgers, 9-0, in Game 6 of the NLCS. St. Louis, behind the timely hitting of Carlos Beltran and the strong pitching performance of rookie right-hander Michael Wasta, beats Clayton Kershaw (16-9, 1.83) for the fourth time this season, including a pair of victories in this round of the postseason. 

    Baseball Birthdays on October 18...

    1848 - Cummings, Candy
    1859 - Carroll, Cliff
    1863 - Wilmot, Walt
    1863 - Meinke, Frank
    1868 - Clarke, Boileryard
    1869 - Todd, Frank
    1875 - Delahanty, Joe
    1881 - Donovan, Mike
    1881 - Lobert, Hans
    1884 - Shotton, Burt
    1884 - Gilligan, Jack
    1886 - LeClaire, George
    1887 - Meixell, Moxie
    1890 - Reed, Ted
    1892 - Blank, Coonie
    1892 - Johnson, Bill
    1894 - Morrison, Phil
    1895 - Pinelli, Babe

    1895 - Sullivan, Tom
    1897 - Clarke, Sumpter
    1902 - Berry, Charlie

    1903 - Wuestling, Yats
    1906 - Millies, Wally
    1908 - Spognardi, Andy
    1909 - Arntzen, Orie
    1910 - Newsome, Skeeter
    1912 - Curtright, Guy

    1913 - Cullenbine, Roy
    1915 - Gick, George

    1917 - Hanning, Loy
    1918 - Vaughn, Fred
    1927 - Rotblatt, Marv
    1931 - Carey, Andy

    1935 - Nunn, Howie
    1938 - Knoop, Bobby

    1942 - Horton, Willie
    1942 - Holtgrave, Vern
    1945 - Young, Don
    1949 - Farmer, Ed

    1949 - Hendrick, George
    1951 - Hernandez, Rudy

    1951 - Hassler, Andy
    1952 - Royster, Jerry

    1952 - Ripley, Allen
    1957 - Walters, Mike
    1960 - Kiefer, Steve
    1960 - Clark, Terry
    1963 - Wetherby, Jeff
    1966 - Mills, Alan
    1966 - Maldonado, Carlos
    1969 - McNeely, Jeff
    1970 - Mirabelli, Doug
    1975 - Cora, Alex
    1976 - Tejera, Michael
    1980 - Komine, Shane
    1981 - Murphy, David
    1982 - Wolf, Ross
    1983 - Olson, Garrett
    1989 - Blair, Carson
    1989 - Miller, Brad
    1991 - McGowan, Kevin

    Baseball Deaths on October 18...

    1904 - Brennan, Jim
    1918 - Reilly, Tom
    1932 - MacArthur, Mac
    1934 - Morton, Guy
    1937 - Starr, Charlie
    1942 - Shreve, Lev
    1945 - Pfyl, Monte
    1955 - Murray, George
    1959 - Bell, Ralph

    1960 - McIlveen, Irish
    1963 - Flythe, Stu
    1963 - Emmer, Frank
    1981 - Ciola, Lou
    1982 - Vines, Bob
    1983 - Jones, Willie
    1990 - Etten, Nick
    1996 - Klumpp, Elmer
    2001 - Fain, Ferris

    2011 - Ranew, Merritt
    2014 - Lucier, Lou







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    On October 19 in Baseball History...

    1913 - The Giants and White Sox, fortified with other players, start their world tour in Cincinnati. After a 31-game tour to Seattle, they will head for the Philippines, Australia, China and Japan.

    1932 - The BBWAA MVP awards are announced, with Jimmie Foxx winning in the AL and Chuck Klein in the NL.

    1932 - Receiving all six first place votes, Chuck Klein (.348, 38, 137) is named the National League's Most Valuable Player. The 27-year outfielder becomes the first Phillies player to win the award.

    1949 - In one of their best trades in franchise history, the White Sox obtain future Hall of Famer Nellie Fox from the A's in exchange for catcher Joe Tipton. The hard-nosed second baseman will lead the league in hits four times and will win the 1959 American League MVP during his 14-year tenure with the team.

    1964 - Fred Hutchinson, who compiled a 443-372 (.544) record and won the 1961 National League pennant during his six seasons with the team, formally resigns as manager the Reds. The 44 year-old much-respected skipper, after a courageous battle against lung cancer, will die three weeks later in Bradenton, Florida.

    1964 - Harry Walker is named as the skipper of the Pirates replacing Danny Murtaugh, who will return to the field as an interim manager when his successor is fired during the 1967 season. During his two-plus years in the Pittsburgh dugout, 'the Hat' compiles a respectable 224-184 (.549) record, but is let go after his team plays .500 ball after competing for the National League flag the previous two seasons.

    1972 - The Oakland A's rallied for two ninth-inning runs for a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds to even the World Series after four games.

    1976 - The Cincinnati Reds took a commanding 3-0 lead over the New York Yankees in the World Series with a 6-2 victory at Yankee Stadium. Cincinnati's designated hitter Dan Driessen had a single, double, home run and a walk to lead the attack. Jim Mason had a solo homer in the seventh inning for the only home run by the Yankees in the Series.

    1978 - The White Sox fire Larry Doby‚ who posted a 37-50 record for the fifth-place team as a mid-season replacement for skipper Bob Lemon. Owner Bill Veeck names 35 year-old shortstop Don Kessinger, who was obtained from St. Louis at end of the 1977 campaign, as the club's player-manager for next season.

    1980 - A ninth-inning rally for two runs against Kansas City's Dan Quisenberry gives Game Five to the Phillies by a 4-3 margin.

    1981 - The first Canadian pennant hopes are dashed when Dodger Rick Monday's ninth inning two-out dramatic home run beats the Expos, 2-1, in the deciding game of the NLCS. It will be the first and last time in franchise history the team makes it into the postseason until 2012 when the Washington Nationals, the team's new name and home for past seven seasons, finishes first in the National League East Division.

    1982 - The Cards sit through two rain delays to easily win Game Six of the World Series by a 13-1 score over Milwaukee.

    1985 - St. Louis ace John Tudor is a 3-1 winner in the World Series opener against in-state opponent Kansas City.

    1986 - At Shea Stadium, Steve Crawford is the winning pitcher in the Red Sox 9-3 victory over the Mets in Game 2 of the World Series. The right-handed reliever, who was 0-2 before the start of the postseason, becomes the first hurler to win a Fall Classic contest after being winless during the regular season. The Red Sox had 18 hits, and battered Dwight Gooden for six runs in five innings.

    1987 - Billy Martin is named manager of the Yankees for a fifth time, replacing Lou Piniella, who replaced Martin and is moved to general manager. Piniella led the Yankees to an 89-73 record in 1987, fourth in the AL East.

    1988 - The Dodgers take advantage of Oakland errors to beat Dave Stewart 4-3 in Game Four.

    1990 - Cincinnati moves within one game of a shocking World Series sweep by beating Oakland 8-3 in Game Three. Chris Sabo slugs a pair of home runs for the Reds.

    1993 - Paul Molitor comes within a double of hitting for the cycle as Toronto takes a 2-1 World Series lead in Philadelphia. Roberto Alomar adds four hits to back winner Pat Hentgen in a 10-3 romp.

    2000 - Dusty Baker, who led the Giants to a National League West flag with baseball's best record (97-65), reaches agreement with the Giants on a two-year contract extension. The pact makes the two-time National League Manager of the Year the second highest-paid skipper in the majors.

    2002 - Tsuyoshi Shinjo, the Giants' designated hitter, becomes the first Japanese-born player to appear in the World Series. The Osaka native gets a hit in his three trips to the plate in the team's 4-3 victory over the Angels in Game 1 of the Fall Classic.

    2002 - At Edison International Field of Anaheim, the Giants edge the Angels in Game 1 of the Fall Classic, 4-3. It is the first time two wild card teams have faced one another in the World Series.

    2004 - In an ALCS game which features two reversed calls by the umpires, the Red Sox become the first team in baseball history after trailing the series 0-3 to force a Game 7. Boston, who was three outs from being swept in Game 4, gets an outstanding pitching performance from Curt Schilling, playing with a dislocated ankle tendon, to beat the Yankees at the stadium, 4-2.

    2004 - In a pivotal play of Game 6 of the ALCS played at Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez is ruled out for interference after slapping the ball from Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo's glove. As a result Derek Jeter, who had scored, is ordered back to first with two outs rather than one, killing a potential rally in New York's eventual 4-2 loss to Boston.

    2005 - The Astros, one of six teams to never to have played in the World Series, break the franchise’s 43-year drought and advance to the Fall Classic beating the Cardinals in the NLCS, 5-1. Houston had been close before, coming up short five times in their history in a game with the NL flag on the line, including being one strike away in Game 5 before Albert Pujols dashed the hometown dreams by hitting a two-strike, two out three-run ninth-inning homer forcing a Game 6 in St. Louis.

    2006 - For a new generation of fans, the term "the Catch" may conjure up memories of Endy Chavez's NLCS Game 7 leaping catch at Shea's left field fence with his outstretched glove grabbing a ball destined to be a Scott Rolen two-run home run and starting an unbelievable double play. The heroics are overshadowed in the ninth inning as Yadier Molina hits a two-run homer and Carlos Beltran, who has the best HR ratio (11/81) in postseason history, looks at a third strike with the bases loaded with Mets giving the Cardinals a 3-1 victory and the pennant.

    2006 - Nicole Sherry becomes the second woman to be named the head groundskeeper of a major league team when the Orioles ask her to lead the crew taking care of Camden Yards. The Wilmington, Delaware native joins Heather Nabozny, who has been in the same position with the Tigers since 1999.

    2007 - After 12 seasons and 12 playoff appearances including 10 AL East titles, six pennants and four world championships, manager Joe Torre rejects the Yankees' overture which calls for a pay cut. The non-negotiable offer - a one-year, $5 million deal with $1 million incentives per playoff round and an $8 million option for 2009 if the Yankees reached next year's World Series - was considered by many to be insulting and a ploy to oust the popular manager without upsetting the team's fans.

    2007 - Trey Hillman, a successful skipper in the minors and in Japan, is hired by the Royals to manage their club. The 44-year old current Nippon Ham Fighters manager, who has never played, coached or managed in the big leagues, spent 13 years in the dugout in the Yankees' minor leagues and was named manager of the year three times.

    2008 - Behind the solid performance of starter Matt Garza and the stellar relief work of rookie David Price to finish the game, which included striking out J.D. Drew with the bases loaded to end the eighth, the hometown Rays beat the defending world champion Red Sox, 3-1, in the decisive Game 7 of the ALCS to win their first American League pennant. After posting the worst record in baseball last season, the Rays advance to the World Series and will host the Phillies in Game 1 of the Fall Classic at Tropicana Field.

    2009 - Kenji Johjima, the first Japanese catcher in major league history, surprises the Mariners by opting out of the final two seasons of his three-year deal. Unhappy of being benched, the 33-year old struggling backstop walks away from $15.8 million to finish his career in Japan.

    2010 - The Yankees pay tribute to Freddy Schuman, a fan favorite at the ballpark since 1988 due to his signs and the rhythmic banging of a spoon against a skillet, by putting some of his memorabilia inside Gate 4 at the Stadium, and with a moment of silence prior to Game 4 of the ALCS. The fans also show their appreciation of 85-year old iconic “Freddy Sez” when they photographed friends banging his displayed pan, and with their chanting of “Fred-dy! Fred-dy!” during the contest against the Rangers.

    2010 - The Nationals sign general manager Mike Rizzo to a five-year contract extension, promoting him to the executive vice president of baseball operations for the organization. The new position, made available when team president Stan Kasten resigned, gives the 48-year old more control over the franchise as well as a direct line to the team's ownership, including principal owner Ted Lerner.

    2010 - The Cubs select Mike Quade, Lou Pinella's interim replacement who guided the team to a 24-13 record during the last six weeks of the season, as the franchise's newest manager. Triple-A Iowa skipper and a Hall of Fame icon Ryne Sandberg, a finalist in the selection process, was thought to be the front-runner for the position.

    2012 - Rays closer Fernando Rodney is named the AL Comeback Player of the Year after the reliever establishes the all-time MLB mark with a 0.60 ERA and sets the franchise’s saves record with 48. Prior to playing for Tampa Bay, the 35 year-old right-hander struggled for two seasons with the Angels, saving just 17 games during his tenure with the Halos.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 19...

    1874 - McCreery, Tom
    1876 - Brown, Mordecai
    1884 - Miller, Walt
    1887 - Snodgrass, Fred
    1890 - Sawyer, Carl
    1892 - Driscoll, Michael
    1893 - Christenbury, Lloyd
    1894 - McCabe, Tim
    1896 - O'Farrell, Bob
    1897 - Lovelace, Tom
    1898 - Welch, Herb
    1905 - Meola, Mike
    1913 - Brazle, Al
    1915 - Nahem, Sam
    1916 - McLeod, Ralph
    1917 - Zachary, Chink
    1919 - Niemes, Jack
    1930 - Koppe, Joe
    1931 - Leppert, Don
    1933 - Alvarez, Ossie
    1937 - Bond, Walt
    1938 - Roznovsky, Vic
    1943 - Davis, Brock
    1943 - Alomar, Sandy

    1945 - Taylor, Gary
    1945 - Gallagher, Al
    1946 - Bogle, Warren
    1948 - Lanier, Rimp
    1956 - Barranca, German
    1957 - Palmer, David
    1960 - Davis, Mark
    1961 - Belcher, Tim

    1962 - Peraza, Oswaldo
    1964 - Perez, Mike
    1965 - Taylor, Wade
    1965 - Gardiner, Mike
    1965 - Haas, Dave
    1966 - Veres, Dave
    1969 - Dickson, Lance
    1972 - Foulke, Keith
    1972 - McEwing, Joe

    1972 - Newfield, Marc
    1975 - Estrada, Horacio
    1976 - Austin, Jeff
    1976 - Shiell, Jason
    1976 - Young, Mike
    1977 - Ramos, Mario
    1977 - Ruiz, Randy
    1980 - Bautista, Jose
    1980 - Davis, Rajai
    1982 - Happ, J.A.
    1984 - McDonald, James
    1984 - Schlichting, Travis
    1984 - Tomlin, Josh
    1986 - Descalso, Daniel
    1987 - Holdzkom, John
    1989 - Mazzoni, Cory
    1989 - Smith, Carson
    1990 - Lyles, Jordan
    1990 - Matzek, Tyler
    1991 - Cordero, Jimmy
    1992 - Tuivailala, Samuel
    1993 - Gurriel, Lourdes
    1994 - Santander, Anthony

    Baseball Deaths on October 19...

    1915 - McKelvy, Russ
    1925 - Carney, John
    1928 - DeMiller, Harry
    1935 - Doan, Walt
    1936 - Jones, Jack
    1939 - Downs, Red
    1949 - Steele, Bill
    1950 - Gervais, Lefty
    1951 - Haberer, Emil
    1954 - Duffy, Hugh
    1960 - McCreery, Ed
    1964 - Hartley, Grover
    1967 - Garibaldi, Art
    1975 - Kibbie, Hod
    1982 - Bradley, George
    1984 - Lundgren, Del
    1986 - Pipgras, George
    1988 - Burgo, Bill
    1992 - Donald, Atley
    1993 - Kerr, John

    1999 - Katt, Ray
    2001 - Mulcahy, Hugh
    2001 - Murray, Joe
    2005 - Carpenter, Bob
    2005 - Mrozinski, Ron
    2008 - Stringer, Lou
    2014 - Keegan, Ed
    2016 - Kirrene, Joe




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« Reply #5054 on: October 19, 2018, 12:09:29 am »

This Date In White Sox History - October 19th

October 19, 1949 - In one of their best trades in franchise history, the White Sox obtain future Hall of Famer Nellie Fox from the A's in exchange for catcher Joe Tipton. The hard-nosed second baseman will lead the league in hits four times and will win the 1959 American League MVP during his 14-year tenure with the team.

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« Reply #5055 on: October 20, 2018, 12:30:09 am »

    On October 20 in Baseball History...

    1910 - Philadelphia's Jack Coombs, on one day of rest, had a complete game victory to beat the Chicago Cubs 12-5 and give the Athletics a 3-0 lead in the World Series. Coombs also had three hits and drove in three runs in the game.

    1931 - Mickey Mantle, the 'Commerce Comet' is born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma. The newborn's dad names his son after Mickey Cochrane not realizing the major leaguer catcher's real name is not Mickey but Gordon. The future Yankee outfielder is glad his father was not aware of this fact.

    1931 - Frankie Frisch‚ known as the Fordham Flash, is selected as the National League's Most Valuable Player. The Cardinals' second baseman ( .311, 4, 82) is the on-field leader of the World Champion Redbirds.

    1935 - Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the Baseball Writers. Wes Ferrell is runner-up.

    1936 - Carl Hubbell (26-6) edges out Dizzy Dean (24-13) for MVP honors in the NL.

    1960 - Coach Ralph Houk, 41, is named to succeed Casey Stengel as manager of the Yankees. He briefly led the Yankees in 1960 when Stengel was hospitalized.

    1964 - Johnny Keane, three days after resigning as manager of the World Champion Cardinals, replaces Yogi Berra as the Yankees' field boss.

    1964 - Red Schoendienst, a popular former player, is named as the Cardinals new manager replacing Johnny Keane, who resigned the day following the team's Game 7 Fall Classic victory over New York. Albert will compile a 1,041-955 record for the Redbirds during 12 full seasons and two stints in 1980 and 1990 as interim skipper, capturing a World Championship in 1967 and a NL pennant in 1968.

    1967 - Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy the first manager of the Oakland A's.

    1972 - In the fifth game of the World Series, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds homered on the first pitch of the game from Oakland's Catfish Hunter, and the Reds went on to win 5-4.

    1973 - Reggie Jackson of Oakland had RBI doubles in the first and third innings to lead the A's to a 3-1 victory over the New York Mets and set up a seventh game in the World Series.

    1982 - The Brewers, playing in their first World Series, are unable to hold on to a 3-1 lead in Game 7, when the Cardinals, thanks to Keith Hernandez's two-run sixth inning single, beats Milwaukee, 6-3. It’s the Redbirds' first world championship since 1967.

    1985 - After giving up just two hits in eight innings, Royals southpaw Charlie Leibrandt is raked with three two-out hits and loses 4-2. St. Louis has a 2-0 Series lead.

    1987 - Twins right-hander starter Les Straker becomes the first Venezuelan to pitch in the World Series. At Busch Stadium, the Ciudad Bolivar native blanks the Cardinals for six innings on four hits before being removed for a pinch hitter. The Cards get all their runs against the Twins in the seventh inning to win Game Three 3-1.

    1988 - Orel Hershiser pitched a four-hitter and Mickey Hatcher and Mike Davis hit two-run homers to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics and the World Series title in five games. Hershiser became only the third player to win the MVP in both the playoffs and the World Series.

    1990 - The Reds complete their four-game World Series sweep over the heavily favored A's. Jose Rijo, with ninth inning help from Randy Myers, wins his second game of the series.

    1992 - In Game 3 of the Fall Classic, the Blue Jays, if not for a missed call, would have turned the second triple play in World Series history. Terry Pendleton is doubled off at first after Devon White makes an outstanding grab in center field, and then Reggie Sanders is tagged on the foot by third basemen Kelly Gruber trying to return second, but umpire Bob Davidson sees it differently, although video of the play clearly shows the third out had been made.

    1993 - Devon White's two-run triple capped a six-run eighth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 15-14 victory over the Phillies and a 3-1 World Series lead. The 29 runs shattered the Series record of 22 set in Game 2 in 1936, when the Yankees beat the New York Giants 18-4. It was also the longest nine-inning game in series history - 4 hours, 14 minutes.

    1993 - Calling balls and strikes during Game 4 at Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium, Charlie Williams becomes the first black umpire to work home plate during a World Series.

    1994 - Receiving all 28 first place votes, Raul Mondesi (.306, 16, 56) is named the National League's Rookie of the Year. The Los Angeles rightfielder, who easily outdistanced Astros' hurler John Hudek and Braves' outfielder Ryan Klesko, is the third consecutive Dodger to win the award.

    1996 - Andruw Jones becomes the fourth rookie in baseball history to hit two home runs in the same World Series game when he goes deep twice in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium. The Braves' center fielder joins Charlie Keller (1939 - Yankees), Tony Kubek (1957 - Yankees) and Willie McGee (1982 - Cardinals) in accomplishing the feat.

    2000 - The major league play-by-play broadcasters and color commentators select Carlos Delgado and Todd Helton as the recipients of the Hank Aaron Award. The honor, established last year, recognizes the Blue Jay and Rockies first basemen as the best overall hitters in each league.

    2000 - Toronto signs Carlos Delgado to a record four-year $68 million contract. The Blue Jay first baseman's average salary of $17 million is the richest in major league history.

    2002 - Twenty-year old Venezuelan right hander Francisco Rodriguez becomes the youngest pitcher ever to win a World Series game. With just 15 days of major league experience, K-Rod throws 37 pitches retiring nine consecutive batters in three innings to pick up the victory when the Angels outslug the Giants in Game 2 of the Fall Classic, 11-10.

    2004 - After losing the first three games of the ALCS, the Red Sox win four consecutive games to win the American League pennant beating the Yankees in the Bronx, 10-3. Johnny Damon’s two home runs, including a grand slam in the fourth, and Derek Lowe’s solid pitching performance help Boston to join the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1975 New York Islanders as the only teams in the history of professional sports to overcome a 3-0 series deficit to win a seven-game series.

    2008 - The Cubs and Jim Hendry agreed to a four-year contract extension season. The deal, which will expire in 2012 and extend into the tenure of the club's new ownership, is the general manager's reward for the team's best regular season showing in more than sixty years en route to its second consecutive National League Central title.

    2008 - Two storied franchises, the NFL Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees, form a partnership which will handle concession and merchandise sales at the clubs’ new stadiums. The company, known as Legends Hospitality Management, LLC, and founded in cooperation with Goldman Sachs and CIC Partners, envisions expanding its services to other other professional franchises and college programs.

    2009 - The Brewers hire Rick Peterson as their pitching coach to improve the club's woeful starting pitching which posted a 5.37 ERA last season. The 54-year old pitching guru, known for his focus on motion analysis, is reunited with bench coach Willie Randolph and skipper Ken Macha, who were his former managers with the Mets and the A's, teams he toiled for in a similar role.

    2010 - Ted Lilly signs a three-year, $33 million deal to remain with the Dodgers. The 34-year old southpaw, obtained from the Cubs in early August, compiled a 7-4 record with a 3.52 ERA in 12 starts for LA, including victories in the first five starts for his new team.

    2012 - The Red Sox select John Farrell as their new manager to replace Bobby Valentine, who was fired a day after the season ended after piloting the club to a last-place finish in his only year in the Boston dugout. The team's new skipper, who spent the previous two seasons managing the Blue Jays, is obtained from Toronto by sending infielder Mike Aviles north of the border as compensation for the opportunity to hire their former pitching coach.

    2012 - After agreeing to pay $8 million of the remaining $21 million they owe to Heath Bell, the Marlins deal their disappointing closer to the Diamondbacks in a three-team trade in which Miami obtains 22 year-old minor league shortstop Yordy Cabrera, acquired by Arizona along with Cliff Pennington from the A's for outfielder Chris Young. The 35 year-old right-handed reliever is expected to setup closer J. J. Putz, who earlier in the day had his $6.5 million option picked-up by the D-Backs.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 20...

    1862 - Sullivan, Marty
    1863 - Hartnett, Pat
    1864 - Fields, Jocko
    1871 - Roach, Skel
    1883 - Barrows, Cuke

    1894 - Coyne, Toots
    1894 - Russell, John

    1896 - Matthews, Wid
    1897 - Statz, Jigger
    1897 - Connelly, Tom
    1900 - Uchrinscko, Jimmy
    1903 - Campbell, Archie
    1909 - Campbell, Bruce
    1915 - Resinger, Grover

    1919 - Franklin, Jack
    1920 - McGlothin, Pat
    1920 - Ramsey, Bill
    1926 - Brinkopf, Leon
    1928 - Micelotta, Mickey
    1930 - Froats, Bill
    1931 - Mantle, Mickey
    1937 - Marichal, Juan
    1943 - Floyd, Bobby
    1947 - Batista, Rafael
    1947 - Robles, Rafael
    1952 - Collins, Dave
    1953 - Hernandez, Keith
    1957 - Ownbey, Rick
    1959 - Heinkel, Don
    1961 - Smith, Keith
    1962 - Asadoor, Randy
    1963 - Encarnacion, Luis
    1966 - Hurst, Jonathan
    1967 - Pulliam, Harvey
    1968 - Seanez, Rudy
    1969 - Gonzalez, Juan
    1979 - Coleman, Choo
    1980 - Veras, Jose
    1987 - Cabrera, Edwar
    1988 - Mariot, Michael
    1988 - Schlosser, Gus
    1990 - Blach, Ty
    1992 - Goeddel, Tyler
    1993 - Shaw, Chris
    1994 - Guzman, Ronald

    Baseball Deaths on October 20...

    1898 - Foley, Curry
    1906 - Ewing, Buck
    1912 - Skopec, John

    1921 - Hardy, Jack
    1922 - Maney, Vincent
    1932 - Eustace, Frank
    1933 - Gertenrich, Lou
    1934 - Greene, Paddy
    1936 - Kelb, George
    1948 - Kusel, Ed
    1949 - Rudolph, Dick
    1958 - Dawson, Rex
    1960 - Groh, Lew
    1962 - Murchison, Tim
    1964 - Whitehead, John

    1968 - Barber, Turner
    1972 - Russell, Allen
    1973 - Miller, Red
    1976 - Muller, Freddie
    1979 - Slapnicka, Cy
    1985 - Goldsmith, Hal
    1992 - Wilhelm, Spider
    1999 - Turner, Earl
    2002 - Harder, Mel
    2004 - Hiller, Chuck
    2008 - Lutz, Joe
    2010 - Clark, Otey
    2010 - Jennings, Bill
    2010 - Roig, Tony
    2012 - May, Dave
    2014 - Dunegan, Jim




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    On October 21 in Baseball History...

    1957 - With major league baseball coming to the Bay Area, the Giants buy the single A minor league team in Arizona for the purpose of moving the San Francisco Seals to the nearby desert. Their new farm team will be known as the Phoenix Giants.

    1964 - After just 11 years in Milwaukee, the Braves Board of Directors votes to ask the NL for permission to move to Atlanta. Milwaukee County officials sue to block the move.

    1972 - The Reds send the World Series to its seventh game with an 8-1 victory in Game Six, the only one of the Series decided by more than one run. Johnny Bench has a home run and Bobby Tolan and Cesar Geronimo each drive in two.

    1973 - Bert Campaneris and Reggie Jackson hit two-run homers in the third inning as the Oakland A's defeated the New York Mets 5-2 in Game 7 of the World Series.

    1973 - In Game Seven, the hometown A's capture their second consecutive World Championship defeating the Mets, 5-2, when Darold Knowles, coming out of the bullpen with two outs and two on in the ninth, gets Wayne Garrett to pop out. The 31 year-old southpaw reliever, who hurls 6.1 Fall Classic innings without giving up an earned run en route to recording two saves, is the first pitcher to appear in all seven games of a World Series.

    1975 - In the bottom of the 12th inning of Game Six at Fenway Park, Red Sox backstop Carlton Fisk hits one of the most dramatic home runs in major league history forcing a seventh game with the Reds. This event was chosen as one of baseball's most memorable moments in 2002.

    1976 - The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series in four games with a 7-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Johnny Bench had two home runs for five RBIs. It was the Reds' second straight championship and marked the first time a team had swept the playoffs and World Series.

    1980 - In Game 6 in front of 65,838 fans at Veterans Stadium, the Phillies win their first World Series ever in the 98-year history of the franchise by defeating the Royals, 4-1. Winning pitcher Steve Carlton limits Kansas City to 4 hits in seven innings and Tug McGraw hurls the last two frames to pick up the save.

    1982 - An estimated 150,000 people line Wisconsin Avenue on a chilly day in Milwaukee to cheer for their Brewers, who suffered a crushing defeat in Game 7 of the World Series last night. Following the parade, the fans continue to show their support for the team at County Stadium by chanting “M-V-P! M-V-P!” when shortstop Robin Yount appears in the left field corner of the ballpark on his motorcycle and rides around the warning track acknowledging the admiration.

    1986 - After losing the first two World Series games at home, the Mets beat the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 7-1. Lenny Dykstra's first inning home run marks the third time in history in which the Mets lead off hitter has homered in the initial inning of Game 3 of the Fall Classic. The feat was also accomplished by Tommy Agee (1969) and Wayne Garrett (1973).

    1987 - With the help of a three-run home run by Tom Lawless, St. Louis evens the World Series with a 7-2 win.

    1993 - The night after Toronto wins a 15-14 slugfest, Philadelphia's Curt Schilling outduels Juan Guzman 2-0 in Game Five to send the Series back to Toronto.

    1996 - It's vintage Greg Maddux. The Atlanta hurler holds the Yankees to six hits in eight innings and Fred McGriff drives in three runs in a 4-0 win in Game Two.

    1996 - After being awarded one of the two expansion franchises for Triple-A by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Durham officially becomes the home of the Devil Rays' top farm club beginning in 1998. Tampa Bay and Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc. jointly own the new North Carolina franchise, but the team will continue to be called the Bulls.

    1998 - The New York Yankees closed out their historic season with 3-0 victory at San Diego, sweeping the Padres in four games to win their record 24th World Series championship. The Game 4 victory gave the Yankees 125 wins against 50 losses - for a .714 winning percentage, the best in the majors since their Murderers' Row club of 1927. Their AL-record 114 regular-season victories were the most ever for a champion.

    2000 - In the longest World Series game ever played, the Yankees take Game 1 of the Subway Series, thanks to Jose Vizcaino's 12th inning two-out single, defeating the Mets, 4-3 in four hours and fifty-one minutes. The victory surpasses the streak established by the Murderers' Row clubs as the present Bronx Bombers win their 13th consecutive World Series game.

    2002 - Florida team president David Samson, in an effort to get fans "falling back in love with the Marlins,'' announces plans which includes free hot dogs and a cozier atmosphere at Pro Player Stadium. The average crowd of 10,038 per home game, more than a third less than the previous season, was next-to-last in the major leagues in attendance this year.

    2004 - At Busch Stadium, the Cardinals advance to the World Series for the first time in 17 years. The Redbirds capture the National League pennant beating Roger Clemens and the Astros in Game 7 of an exciting NLCS, 5-2.

    2005 - On the eve of the World Series beginning in Chicago, Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) sponsor a resolution in the U.S. Senate calling for ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson to be ``appropriately honored for his outstanding baseball accomplishments.'' The former White Sox outfielder, considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the game, was banned from baseball for life by commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis for his role in 1919 ‘Black Sox’ Fall Classic fix .

    2006 - In the first match up of rookies to start Game 1 of the World Series, Anthony Reyes bests Justin Verlander as the visiting Cardinals beat the Tigers at Comerica Park, 7-2. The 25-year old right-hander allows 2 runs and 4 hits striking out 5 Redbirds in eight innings of work.

    2006 - After hosting Super Bowl XL at Ford Field in February, Detroit becomes just the second city to host both a Super Bowl and a World Series in the same calendar year. San Diego was the site of the NFL Championship game and Fall Classic in 1998.

    2009 - In Game 5 of the NLCS the Phillies defeat the Dodgers capturing their second straight pennant. Philadelphia, with their 10-4 victory at Citizens Bank Park, becomes the first National League team to repeat the feat since the Braves won consecutive flags in 1995-96.

    2009 - When he is issued a first-inning walk by L.A.'s starter Vicente Padilla in Game 5 of the NLCS, Chase Utley ties a postseason record by reaching base in 25 consecutive contests. The slugging second baseman, who has reached base in every postseason game in which he has participated except for his first in 2007, equals Boog Powell's mark established from 1966-1971 playing for the Orioles.

    2009 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Alejandro de Aza from the Florida Marlins on waivers.

    2010 - Pleased to be staying in Detroit, Brandon Inge signs an $11.5 million, two-year deal to remain with the Tigers. The 33-year old infielder, prone to striking out, is better known for his defensive prowess at third base than for his hitting.

    2012 - The Toronto Blue Jays traded David Carpenter and  manager John Farrell to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Mike Aviles.

    2014 - During Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium, Laurence Leavy, better known as the Marlin Man, is approach by a Royals representative, who informs him the Kansas City owner is upset with his bright orange Miami jersey that is diverting attention from the home team on national television. Although he is offered a variety of inducements, including autographed memorabilia and an opportunity to sit in the luxury boxes, the workers comp attorney refuses to remove his colorful garb, choosing to remain in his $8,000 seat behind home plate.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 21...

    1863 - Rooks, George
    1864 - Lohman, Pete
    1877 - Harris, Charlie
    1880 - Hayden, Jack
    1884 - Lelivelt, Bill
    1885 - Fisher, Gus
    1887 - Quinlan, Finners
    1887 - Corhan, Roy
    1888 - Scheer, Al
    1909 - Lee, Bill
    1913 - Christman, Mark
    1916 - Bevens, Bill
    1916 - Carnett, Eddie
    1917 - Prichard, Bob
    1917 - Papish, Frank
    1918 - McCabe, Ralph
    1922 - Partenheimer, Stan
    1928 - Ford, Whitey
    1928 - Thomas, Valmy
    1933 - Goryl, Johnny
    1940 - Uhlaender, Ted
    1941 - Davis, Ron
    1948 - Russell, Bill
    1949 - James, Skip
    1951 - Pruitt, Ron
    1953 - Eichelberger, Juan
    1954 - Drumright, Keith
    1955 - Garvin, Jerry
    1959 - Bell, George

    1960 - Stubbs, Franklin
    1966 - Batiste, Kevin
    1967 - Flaherty, John
    1969 - Smith, Chuck
    1970 - Wilkins, Marc
    1973 - Corey, Bryan
    1975 - Hall, Toby

    1978 - Gonzalez, Dicky
    1979 - Greene, Khalil
    1979 - Gross, Gabe
    1979 - Holm, Steve
    1979 - Spooneybarger, Tim
    1980 - Cate, Troy
    1980 - Coutlangus, Jon
    1981 - Perez, Beltran
    1982 - Henderson, Jim
    1983 - Fien, Casey
    1983 - Greinke, Zack
    1984 - Herrera, Danny Ray
    1984 - Lobaton, Jose
    1986 - Lee, Chen
    1987 - De Fratus, Justin
    1989 - Barnes, Dan
    1994 - Ruiz, Jose

    Baseball Deaths on October 21...

    1891 - Daily, Ed
    1912 - Waitt, Charlie
    1918 - Chapman, Harry
    1923 - Sheehan, Biff
    1925 - Goodwin, Marv
    1936 - Mason, Charlie
    1954 - Gardiner, Art
    1958 - Long, Lep
    1959 - Rieger, Elmer
    1960 - Tuero, Oscar
    1961 - Gleason, Harry
    1965 - Nagelsen, Lou
    1968 - Killilay, Jack
    1969 - Richmond, Ray
    1981 - Robertson, Gene
    1984 - Rigney, Johnny

    1988 - Otero, Reggie
    1990 - Waddey, Frank
    1991 - Hamby, Jim
    1991 - Coombs, Bobby
    1992 - Dwyer, Double Joe
    1993 - Belardi, Wayne
    1995 - Pinson, Vada
    1997 - Camilli, Dolph
    1998 - Haugstad, Phil
    2004 - Bucher, Jim
    2008 - Crawford, Jake
    2015 - Robertson, Jim
    2017 - Churn, Chuck


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    On October 22 in Baseball History...

    1845 - The first known box score appears in the New York Morning News a month after the first set of rules is written by Alexander Cartwright and some his fellow Knickerbockers.

    1910 - After three straight defeats and trailing the Philadelphia 3-2 in the ninth, the Chicago Cubs tied the score, then won 4-3 in 10 innings for their only victory as the A's won the World Series in five games.

    1927 - Future Hall of Famer Ross Youngs dies of Bright's disease. 'Pep' was a .322 hitter during his ten-year Giant career and was one of John McGraw's favorite players.

    1929 - In Baltimore, Phillies' starting catcher Walt Lerian dies from injuries sustained when a runaway truck pins him against a brick wall for hours before he can be extracted. Minutes before the collision, the 24-year old backstop, known as Peck, had attended mass at St. Martin's Catholic church.

    1933 - Phil Ball, the millionaire owner of the Browns, dies. Manager Rogers Hornsby will take over the reins of the franchise.

    1960 - The New Yorker magazine publishes Hub fans bid Kid Adieu, an article by 28-year old John Updike which chronicles Ted Williams' last game in the major leagues. The future Pulitzer Prize-winning author, among the 10,000 fans to watch the fabled game in Boston, ends the much celebrated baseball essay with, "Gods do not answer letters,” as an explanation of why the 41-year old superstar did not acknowledge the Fenway faithful after homering in his final major league at-bat.

    1967 - The A's name Bay Area native Joe DiMaggio as the team's executive vice president and consultant. Oakland owner Charlie Finley uses the 'Yankee Clipper' to be a part-time hitting coach and public relations advocate for the club, a job the former superstar will quickly become unhappy with, leaving the organization after just two years in the position.

    1972 - The transplanted A's, capturing their first championship in 42 years, become the first Bay Area team to win a world title when they defeat the Reds, 3-2, in the seventh game. World Series MVP Gene Tenace, who hit only five home runs in the regular season, connects for four round-trippers during the Fall Classic, including an unprecedented two homers in his first two at-bats in Game 1.

    1974 - Two very well-known outfielders are traded for one another as the Giants send Bobby Bonds to the Yankees for Bobby Murcer. Considered to be the biggest one-for-one trade in baseball history, the swap of the next 'Willie Mays' (Bonds) for the next 'Mickey Mantle' (Murcer) marks the first time two $600,000 players have been exchanged.

    1975 - In a fitting finish to one of the most classic World Series ever played, the Reds beat the Red Sox in a thrilling Game 7 victory, 4-3. Joe Morgan's ninth inning looping single scoring Ken Griffey proves to be the decisive hit. It was the first championship for the Reds in 35 years.

    1986 - Gary Carter's two home runs at Fenway Park gave New York a 6-2 victory and pulled the Mets even with Boston Red Sox in the World Series after four games.

    1987 - The St. Louis Cardinals won their third straight home game, 4-2 against the Minnesota Twins, and took a 3-2 lead in the World Series.

    1991 - It takes 12 innings, but the first-ever World Series game in Atlanta goes to the Braves. Mark Lemke singles in David Justice for the 5-4 win.

    1992 - Plans for a victory parade in Toronto don't pan out. Lonnie Smith's grand slam and a solid outing by John Smoltz in Game Five ensure that the Series will return to Atlanta.

    1995 - The Braves take a 2-0 World Series lead behind the pitching of Tom Glavine. His batterymate, Javier Lopez, decides the game with his bat. The Atlanta catcher's two-run home run in the sixth inning off Dennis Martinez is the deciding blow in a 4-3 victory over Cleveland.

    1996 - The Yankees continue to be kings of the road. Jimmy Key holds the Braves at bay and Bernie Williams drives in three runs in a 5-2 win in Game Three in Atlanta.

    1997 - With the Jacobs Field game-time temperature hovering at 35 degrees, the coldest start of any postseason game on record, the Indians' bats come out smoking in Game 4 of the World Series, scoring three runs in the first and another trio of tallies in the third inning. Highlights of Cleveland's 10-3 rout of the Marlins include Tribe third baseman Matt Williams reaching base six times and the match up of two rookie starters on the mound, 21-year old right-hander Jaret Wright for Cleveland and 23-year old southpaw Tony Saunders for Florida, making it only the sixth time in the history of the Fall Classic that two freshman hurlers have opposed one another.

    2000 - In Game 2, the Yankees extend their World Series winning streak to 14 consecutive games defeating the Mets, 6-5 in a game which is overshadowed by Roger Clemens throwing the barrel of a shattered bat at Mike Piazza as the Met catcher runs to first. The eagerly awaited at-bat, due to the Rocket's beaning of the Mets' superstar in July, results in the two players confronting one another and the emptying of both benches.

    2002 - Giant P.A. announcer Rene Brooks-Moon becomes the first woman to announce a World Series. Her scorecard from Game 4 is being sent the Hall of Fame.

    2003 - In Game 4 of the Fall Classic, Alex Gonzalez's solo home run off Jeff Weaver in the bottom of the 12th gives the Marlins a 4-3 victory over New York, and ties the series at two games apiece. The loss ends the Yankees' extra-inning World Series game winning streak at seven.

    2005 - The Chicago White Sox, playing in their first World Series game in 46 years, beat the Houston Astros 5-3 at U.S. Cellular Field.

    2006 - The Spiezios become the first father-and-son combination in baseball history to have appeared in a World Series game as a player for the same franchise. Scott, the Cardinals' current second baseman, and his father, Ed, a third baseman for the 1967 club, both played for in the Fall Classic for winning Redbird teams.

    2007 - Tony La Russa agrees to a two-year contract to continue as the Cardinals manager. During his 12-year tenure in St. Louis, the 63-year-old skipper has compiled a 1,055-887 (.543) record which include six Central Division championships, two NL pennants and one World Series Championship.

    2007 - Washington State native Mel Stottlemyre returns to the big leagues as the pitching coach of the Seattle Mariners, accepting a one-year contract to join skipper John McLaren's staff. The former pitching coach for the Yankees and Mets, who is being treated for multiple myeloma, left the Bronx after the 2005 season, tiring of the criticism from owner George Steinbrenner.

    2007 - Dave Trembley, who became the Orioles' interim manager in June, has his contract extended through the 2008 season, with a club option for 2009. Since his horrific first game as skipper, losing to the Rangers 30-3, the team has a winning record and has not lost more than three in a row.

    2008 - Jack Zduriencik, the first non-GM to be selected as Baseball America Executive of the Year, is named as the Mariners general manager, the eighth in franchise history. The former Brewers vice president and special assistant for player personnel is given credit for the marked improvement in Milwaukee due to his scouting savvy.

    2008 - For only the third time in World Series history, and the first since 1970, both starting pitchers in Game 1 are under the age of 25. Cole Hamels, the 24-year old left-hander, gets the victory when the Phillies beat the Rays and their 24-year old southpaw Scott Kazmir at Tropicana Field, 3-2.

    2011 - In the Cardinals' 16-7 rout of the Rangers in Game 3 of the Fall Classic, Albert Pujols hits three homers, drives in six runs and collects five hits, all equaling World Series records. 'Prince Albert', who also set a Series mark with 14 total bases, connects on fastballs from three different Texas pitchers, joining Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson for the most round-tippers in a World Series game.

    2013 - Tim Lincecum agrees to a two-year $35 million deal to stay with the Giants. The 29 year-old fan favorite, a two-time Cy Young winner who pitched a no-hitter this year, has a 4.76 ERA over his last two seasons with San Francisco.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 22...

    1846 - Barrows, Frank
    1851 - O'Brien, John
    1856 - O'Leary, Dan
    1857 - Rowen, Ed
    1863 - Myers, Al
    1866 - Madden, Kid
    1868 - Weber, Charlie
    1870 - Carsey, Kid
    1872 - McGrillis, Mark
    1874 - Abbott, Fred
    1879 - Pinnance, Ed
    1883 - Carrigan, Bill
    1888 - Lathers, Chick
    1892 - McNeil, Norm
    1894 - McAvoy, Wickey
    1895 - Morrison, Johnny
    1896 - Bohne, Sam
    1897 - Thomas, Myles
    1900 - Elliott, Jumbo
    1900 - Bishop, Bill
    1901 - Kahdot, Ike
    1902 - Yarnall, Rusty
    1907 - Foxx, Jimmie
    1916 - Walker, Harry
    1918 - Caligiuri, Fred
    1918 - Klein, Lou
    1920 - Hickey, Jim
    1933 - Jackson, Ron
    1941 - Wood, Wilbur

    1942 - Upshaw, Cecil
    1943 - Mitchell, Bobby
    1953 - Wortham, Rich
    1954 - Quirk, Jamie

    1956 - DiPino, Frank
    1957 - Jones, Jeff
    1963 - Fulton, Bill
    1964 - Young, Gerald
    1968 - Osik, Keith
    1969 - Carrasco, Hector
    1969 - Prieto, Ariel
    1970 - Chavez, Anthony
    1973 - Suzuki, Ichiro
    1976 - Barrett, Michael
    1976 - Colangelo, Mike
    1977 - Thomas, Brad
    1979 - Whiteside, Eli
    1982 - Bixler, Brian
    1982 - Cano, Robinson
    1982 - O'Day, Darren
    1982 - Torres, Carlos

    1986 - Freeman, Justin
    1986 - Rusin, Chris
    1990 - Verhagen, Drew
    1991 - Biddle, Jesse
    1992 - Hanson, Alen

    Baseball Deaths on October 22...

    1903 - Yingling, Joe
    1923 - McLaughlin, Warren
    1926 - Aydelott, Jake
    1927 - Youngs, Ross
    1928 - Dunn, Jack
    1929 - Manning, Jim
    1929 - Lerian, Walt
    1933 - Clack, Bobby
    1934 - Hill, Belden
    1935 - Tucker, Tommy
    1936 - Olmstead, Fred
    1939 - Williams, Dale
    1952 - McGraner, Howard
    1954 - Whitehill, Earl
    1956 - Jackson, John
    1956 - Scheibeck, Frank
    1957 - Pezold, Larry
    1960 - Hartman, Charlie
    1970 - Dorsett, Cal
    1973 - Van Dyke, Ben
    1981 - Wright, Taffy
    1984 - Pinelli, Babe

    2000 - Wyse, Hank
    2009 - Reich, Herman
    2011 - Smalley, Roy
    2013 - Small, Mark
    2015 - Tsitouris, John




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Today In White Sox History - October 22nd

October 22, 2005 - Playing in their first World Series home game since 1959, the White Sox take game one of the 2005 World Series by the score of 5-3 over the Houston Astros. Home runs by Jermaine Dye and Joe Crede help give Jose Contreras the win and Bobby Jenks picked up the save.  Houston starter Roger Clemens recorded his shortest World Series start, leaving after the second inning with 53 pitches including 35 for strikes, due to a sore hamstring that he had previously injured.

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    On October 23 in Baseball History...

    1910 - Philadelphia's Jack Coombs won his third game of the World Series, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 as the Athletics took the championship in five games. Eddie Collins had three hits, including two doubles, for the A's.

    1920 - The Chicago grand jury indictment adds the names of former featherweight boxing champ Abe Attell, Hal Chase, and Bill Burns as go-betweens in the 1919 World Series scandal. Ed Cicotte, Joe Jackson, Lefty Williams and Happy Felsch sign confessions, which they later recant.

    1923 - Babe Ruth makes a postseason appearance in a New York Giants uniform as the Giants defeat the minor-league Baltimore Orioles 9-0. Ruth hits a home run over the right field roof at the Polo Grounds. The game is a benefit for destitute former Giants owner John Day.

    1935 - Gabby Hartnett is selected by the BBWAA as the NL MVP, with Dizzy Dean the runner-up.

    1945 - Dodger President Branch Rickey announces that the team has signed two black players, shortstop Jackie Robinson and pitcher Johnny Wright, to play with Brooklyn's Triple A team in Montreal. The 26-year old Negro League infielder will be the first black player to play in organized baseball since 1884.

    1951 - The Associated Press selects Giants skipper Leo Durocher as the manager of the year.

    1952 - The Pacific Coast League announces its teams will play a 176-game schedule next season.

    1958 - The Associated Press names Danny Murtaugh as its major league manager of year. In his first full year in the Pirates' dugout, the team improves by 22 games, 14 games over .500, finishing in second place, eight games behind Milwaukee.

    1973 - Boston trades first baseman Ben Ogilvie to the Tigers in exchange for Dick McAuliffe. The former Detroit shortstop will hit only .210 in 100 games for his new team next season, but in 1975 the Hartford native will become the manager of club's Double-A farm team, the Bristol Red Sox, located in his home state of Connecticut.

    1974 - The Cubs trade sweet-swinging Billy Williams, a fixture at Wrigley Field for 16 years, to the A's for second baseman Manny Trillo and pitchers Darold Knowles and Bob Locker.

    1979 - Billy Martin is involved in a barroom altercation with Joseph Cooper, a Minnesota marshmallow salesman. Cooper requires 15 stitches to close a gash in his lip.

    1981 - The Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York 5-4 in the third game of the World Series, narrowing the Yankees' lead to 2-1.

    1984 - Rick Sutcliffe, who was 16-1 for the Cubs after arriving from Cleveland two days before the June 15 trading deadline, is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award winner.

    1985 - John Tudor hurled a five-hit, 3-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the World Series.

    1985 - After months of debate, King County Executive Randy Revelle and team owner George Aggyros sign a new lease calling for the Mariners to play in the Kingdome through the 1996 season. The deal contains a provision which allows the M's to leave Seattle after the 1987 season if attendance stays below 1.4 million, and season ticket sales fall under the 10,000 mark.

    1986 - In Game 5 of the World Series played at Fenway Park, Bruce Hurst throws a complete-game to beat the Mets, 4-2, bringing Boston within one game of ending their 68-year World Championship drought. New York will dash the Red Sox Nation's hopes with two come-from-behind victories at Shea Stadium.

    1991 - Mark Lemke hits his second triple of the night in the ninth inning and then scores on a close play on Jerry Willard's sacrifice fly for Atlanta's 3-2 win over the Twins.

    1993 - In one of the most dramatic endings in World Series history, Joe Carter hits a three-run, ninth inning home run off Mitch Williams for an 8-6 win and Toronto's second straight World Championship. Paul Molitor, who hits .500 in 24 at bats, is MVP while Philadelphia's Lenny Dykstra, who hit .348 with four home runs, did everything except pitch.

    1993 - Mike Piazza, the sixty-second round pick of the 1988 draft, is the BBWAA's unanimous choice for the Rookie of the Year award in the National League. The Dodger catcher is the first player to hit over .300 (.318)‚ connect for more than 30 homers (35)‚ and drive in at least 100 runs (112) in the Senior Circuit as a freshman since Wally Berger accomplished the feat in his initial major league season with the Braves in 1930.

    1995 - Former Astros GM Bob Watson is named as the Yankees new general manager, replacing Gene Michael. Watson, upset with the chain of command within the organization, will stay in the position for just two seasons, but under his watch the team will win its first World Series since 1978 establishing the groundwork for the very successful Bronx Bomber clubs of the late 1990's.

    1996 - The Braves jump to a 6-0 lead, but the Yankees mount their biggest comeback in World Series history with a three-run home run by Jim Leyritz that ties the game in the eighth inning. After Bernie Williams is intentionally walked with runners on first and second in the 10th, Steve Avery walks Wade Boggs to bring in the deciding run.

    1997 - The Marlins move within one win of their first World Series title as Moises Alou hits his second three-run home run of the Series against Cleveland's Orel Hershiser. Rookie Livan Hernandez pitches into the ninth inning of Game Five and Florida holds off the Indians 8-7.

    1998 - Davey Johnson is hired as the manager of the Dodgers. The former Met, Red and Oriole skipper has finished first with every team he has managed.

    2000 - Although lacking big league managerial experience, Pirates' hitting coach Lloyd McClendon is named as the team's manager replacing recently-fired Gene Lamont.

    2002 - Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak being broken by Cal Ripken Jr. in 1995 is voted as baseball's most memorable moment by the fan participating Major league baseball and MasterCard promotion. Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record, Jackie Robinson becoming the first black to play in major league baseball, Mark McGwire breaking Roger Maris' single-season home run record and Lou Gehrig's farewell speech were also in the top five events selected by the fans.

    2002 - Joining Roberto Clemente and Thurman Munson, Darryl Kile will become the third player to appear on the 2003 Hall of Fame ballot before the mandatory five-year waiting period. The 33-year-old Cardinal pitcher, who died of heart disease, was found dead in his Chicago hotel room in June.

    2002 - In Game 4 of the World Series, Barry Bonds is walked intentionally three times setting a new record for a Fall Classic game. Angels starting pitcher John Lackey, who issues all the free passes to the Giants left fielder, does not factor in the decision in San Francisco’s 4-3 victory at Pac Bell, which deadlocks the series at two.

    2005 - For the 14th time in World Series history, a walk off home run ends the contest when Scott Podsednik's ninth inning blast in Game 2 at Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field beats the Astros, 7-6. Bill Mazeroski remains the only player to accomplish the feat in the seventh game of the Fall Classic.

    2005 - On the verge of the first World Series game in Texas, much to the chagrin of the Astros, MLB rules Houston must play Game 3 of the Fall Classic with its Minute Maid Park roof open. During the regular season, the team had a much better record (38-17) when the ballpark was enclosed than in games started in open air (15-11).

    2006 - Extending his scoreless streak to 24 1/3 postseason innings, dating back to 2003 with the Twins, Kenny Rogers blanks the Cardinals for eight innings when the Tigers beat the Cardinals 3-1 to even the World Series at a game a piece. The "G@mbler's" recent play-off success comes under suspicion as TV cameras spot an unknown dark spot on the right-hander's pitching hand in the first inning which he claims to be only mud.

    2010 - The Giants capture their twenty-first National League flag when they defeat the Phillies, 3-2, in Game 6 of NLCS at Citizens Bank Park. The decisive blow is Juan Uribe's two-out tie-breaking home run off Ryan Madson in the eighth inning. 

    2014 - The Rays, after aggressively trying to sign their manager to a third contract extension, announce Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract. During his nine-year tenure with Tampa Bay, a franchise which was perceived as perennial losers before his arrival, the popular skipper compiled a 754-705 record, leading the team to the playoffs four times, that included winning two AL East titles and one appearance in the World Series.

    2015 - The Royals win their second straight American League flag when they eliminate the Blue Jays in Game 6 of the ALCS played at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City scores the go-ahead run in their 4-3 victory in the bottom of the eighth inning when Lorenzo Cain races home from first base on Eric Hosmer's RBI single. 

    Baseball Birthdays on October 23...

    1860 - Jones, Jack (DA)
    1866 - Sullivan, Mike
    1881 - Winham, Lave
    1882 - Cree, Birdie
    1886 - Blackburne, Lena

    1889 - Mills, Jack
    1889 - Bedient, Hugh
    1890 - Conway, Owen
    1894 - Bressler, Rube
    1907 - Grissom, Lee
    1910 - Sullivan, Billy
    1920 - Stephens, Vern
    1922 - Blackwell, Ewell
    1929 - Barmes, Bruce
    1930 - Drake, Solly
    1931 - Bunning, Jim
    1933 - Striker, Jake

    1937 - Allen, Bob
    1937 - Butler, Cecil
    1939 - Williams, George
    1944 - Rittwage, Jim
    1949 - Thayer, Greg
    1952 - Poff, John
    1952 - Tate, Randy
    1953 - McLaughlin, Bo
    1954 - Castino, John
    1956 - Silverio, Luis
    1957 - Lowry, Dwight
    1959 - Hinshaw, George
    1961 - Presley, Jim
    1965 - Leiter, Al
    1972 - Guevara, Giomar
    1973 - Suzuki, Ichiro
    1975 - Belitz, Todd
    1975 - Matsui, Kazuo
    1975 - Sears, Todd
    1976 - Riske, David

    1978 - Lackey, John
    1979 - Castro, Ramon
    1979 - Smith, Bud
    1980 - Liriano, Pedro
    1981 - Francisco, Ben
    1982 - Bautista, Denny
    1985 - Demel, Sam
    1987 - Doubront, Felix
    1987 - Gibson, Kyle

    Baseball Deaths on October 23...

    1937 - Singleton, John
    1940 - Krause, Harry
    1943 - Peitz, Heinie
    1947 - Rheam, Cy
    1949 - Burdick, Bill
    1965 - Fitzpatrick, Ed
    1965 - Shorten, Chick
    1965 - Lawry, Otis
    1965 - Odenwald, Ted
    1966 - Peerson, Jack
    1966 - Fussell, Fred
    1968 - Bliss, Jack
    1969 - Dubiel, Monk
    1970 - Robertson, Sherry
    1971 - Upchurch, Woody
    1971 - Petty, Jesse
    1977 - Gerken, George
    1983 - Crouse, Buck
    1986 - Gehrman, Paul
    1992 - Rochelli, Lou
    1993 - Wells, John
    1993 - Blaylock, Marv
    1996 - Grim, Bob
    2000 - Culp, Benny
    2003 - Corwin, Al
    2004 - McDonald, Jim
    2007 - Nicholas, Don

    2008 - Melton, Dave
    2013 - Picone, Mario



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« Reply #5060 on: October 23, 2018, 12:08:00 am »
October 23, 2005 - On a miserably cold [51 °F (11 °C)] and rainy evening, Morgan Ensberg's first-pitch home run off starter Mark Buehrle put the Astros on top in the second inning. The White Sox answered in the bottom of the second with two runs of their own off Andy Pettitte. Lance Berkman drove in three runs in the game, two of them on a go-ahead double in the top of the fifth. In the seventh inning, Dan Wheeler loaded the bases with a double to Juan Uribe, a walk to Tadahito Iguchi, and home plate umpire Jeff Nelson's ruling that Jermaine Dye was hit by a pitched ball. The Astros brought in Chad Qualls, who promptly served up a grand slam to Paul Konerko on the very first pitch he threw, the eighteenth grand slam in the annals of the Fall Classic. In the top of the ninth, White Sox closer Bobby Jenks blew the save when he gave up a two-run game-tying pinch-hit single to José Vizcaíno. In the bottom half of the ninth, Astros closer Brad Lidge gave up a one-out, walk-off home run—the fourteenth in Series history—to Scott Podsednik, giving Lidge his second loss in as many post-season appearances (his previous appearance was in Game 5 of 2005 National League Championship Series). Podsednik had not hit a single homer in the regular season, and this was his second of the post-season. The Series moved to Houston with the White Sox leading 2–0.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #5061 on: October 24, 2018, 12:46:01 am »

    On October 24 in Baseball History...

    1908 - Baseball's anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, is introduced by Bill Murray. The song writing team of Albert Von Tilzer (music) and Jack Norworth (words) who created the immortal tune has never seen a game.

    1911 - The World Series between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Athletics was resumed after six days of rain, and Chief Bender beat Christy Mathewson 4-2 to give the A's 3-1 lead.

    1939 - The AL MVP is Joe DiMaggio, with Jimmie Foxx the runner-up.

    1951 - Former Reds and Dodger owner Larry MacPhail suggests there should be four new major league teams including one located on the West Coast. The innovative baseball executive, responsible for introducing night baseball and commercial air travel, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978.

    1956 - The AP names Cincinnati manager Birdie Tebbets as its NL Manager of the Year.

    1963 - Sandy Koufax is the unanimous winner of the Cy Young Award.

    1972 - Jackie Robinson, the first black player of the 20th century, dies of heart disease at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. The 53-year old Hall of Famer broke the color line playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

    1981 - The Los Angeles Dodgers came back to beat the New York Yankees 8-7 in a sloppy 3{-hour marathon and tied the World Series 2-2. The Yankees blew a 6-3 lead. On one play, Reggie Jackson lost the ball in the sun and it bounced off his shoulder for a two-base error.

    1985 - Danny Jackson's five-hitter cut St. Louis' lead to 3-2 in the World Series as the Kansas City Royals took Game 5, 6-1. Willie Wilson's two-run triple highlighted a three-run second inning and chased starter Ken Forsch.

    1986 - Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement. He is the last member of the Dodgers' Garvey-Lopes-Russell-Cey 1970s infield and is second on the club's all-time list with 2,183 games played.

    1987 - Amidst the deafening crowd noise of the hanky-waving fans in the Metrodome, the Twins staved off elimination as the team scores a total of eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings of Game 6. Kent Hrbek's grand slam highlighted a 15-hit barrage as the Minnesota Twins pounded the St. Louis Cardinals 11-5 at the Metrodome to force the World Series to a seventh game.

    1991 - The Braves take the lead in the Series with a 14-5 rout of the Twins. Atlanta blows open a 5-3 game with nine runs in the last two innings.

    1992 - In Game 6, Canada wins its first-ever World Series when the Blue Jays beat the Braves, 4-3. Forty-one year old Dave Winfield's 11th inning double is the key hit in Toronto's victory.

    1993 - Joe Carter became just the second player in baseball history to end a World Series with a home run, hitting a three-run shot off Mitch Williams in the ninth inning that gave the Toronto Blue Jays their second straight championship with an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6.

    1994 - Atlanta's Greg Maddux became the first pitcher to win three straight Cy Young Awards, unanimously sweeping the NL honor. Maddux was 16-6 with a 1.56 ERA, the third-lowest in 75 years.

    1995 - Eddie Murray singles home pinch-runner Alvaro Espinoza in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Indians their first win in a World Series in 47 years. The Tribe's 7-6 victory over the Braves fittingly occurs in the first-ever Series game at Jacobs Field.

    1996 - The Yankees lay claim to the last game in the history of Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium. The Yankees, who finish the postseason with an 8-0 road record, are helped by poor Atlanta outfield defense and some great plays from their own outfielders as Andy Pettitte outduels John Smoltz 1-0 in Game Five.

    2000 - Orlando Hernandez (8-0, 1.90) loses his first postseason game as the Mets defeat the Yankees on a tie breaking eighth inning double by Benny Agbayani, 4-2. New York native John Franco gets the win ending the Yankees' record 14-game World Series winning streak.

    2000 - Roger Clemens is fined a reported $50,000 for throwing the jagged barrel of a shattered bat in the direction of Met catcher Mike Piazza in the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series.

    2003 - In Game 5 of the World Series, the Giants annihilate the Angels 16-4 at Pac Bell. Jeff Kent leads the attack with two home runs, four RBIs, and ties a Fall Classic record by scoring four times.

    2006 - Seven months after negotiations began, the Players' Association and MLB officials announce a five-year collective bargaining agreement has been reached. The longest accord in baseball history, which will end in 2011, assures the game will have a span of 16 years without a work stoppage.

    2007 - In a 13-1 rout of the Rockies, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia becomes the second player, and first rookie to hit a leadoff home run in a World Series opener. The 24-year old freshman, the 31st major leaguer to homer in his first Fall Classic appearance, joins Orioles' outfielder Don Buford who went yard in 1969 as a leadoff batter in Game 1 off Tom Seaver of the Mets.

    2011 - With the help of a mismanaged Cardinal bullpen, Mike Napoli gives his team 3-2 Series lead when he hits a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning of the Rangers' 4-2 victory in Game 5 in Arlington. The Texas catcher, who bats eighth in the order, becomes only the second player to have four multi-RBI games in a World Series, joining Yankee legend Mickey Mantle who accomplished the feat against Pittsburgh in 1960.

    2012 - In the Giants' 8-3 victory over the Tigers at AT&T Park, Pablo Sandoval becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit three home runs in a World Series game. The San Francisco third baseman with first, third, and fifth inning round-trippers in the opening game of the Fall Classic becomes the fourth major leaguer to accomplish the feat, joining Yankees outfielders Babe Ruth (1926, 28) and Reggie Jackson (1977) and Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols (2011) .

    2014 - Paul Konerko and Jimmy Rollins are named co-recipients of the Roberto Clemente Award, an honor bestowed on major leaguers for their for their commitment to the community. The former White Sox first baseman and Phillies shortstop have both been heavily involved in improving the lives of children, raising money school supplies and back-to-school clothes, supporting juvenile diabetes and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis research, and funding the fight against child abuse, among many other charitable efforts. 

    2014 - The Kansas City Royals claimed Moises Sierra from the Chicago White Sox on waivers.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 24...

    1857 - Williamson, Ned
    1857 - Pierson, Dick
    1858 - Griffin, Sandy
    1858 - Kuehne, Bill
    1860 - Faatz, Jay
    1865 - McNabb, Edgar
    1870 - Routcliffe, Phil
    1871 - Sockalexis, Chief
    1871 - Smith, Heinie
    1885 - Young, Del
    1887 - High, Hugh
    1887 - Stack, Eddie
    1888 - Perryman, Parson
    1892 - Niehaus, Dick
    1895 - Pierotti, Al
    1899 - Christensen, Cuckoo
    1900 - Bluege, Ossie
    1904 - Smythe, Harry
    1905 - Russell, Jack
    1905 - Small, Charlie
    1906 - McClanahan, Pete
    1907 - Bowler, Grant

    1908 - Onis, Ralph
    1927 - Hogue, Cal
    1927 - Greengrass, Jim
    1928 - Bullard, George
    1929 - Brosnan, Jim

    1933 - Bell, Bill
    1937 - Goetz, John
    1944 - Jeter, Johnny

    1950 - Eastwick, Rawly
    1952 - Moreno, Omar
    1952 - Torres, Angel
    1952 - Walton, Reggie
    1956 - Serum, Gary
    1957 - Hayes, Bill
    1957 - Jurak, Ed
    1957 - Gardenhire, Ron
    1959 - Johnson, Dave
    1959 - Brewer, Mike
    1959 - Ortiz, Junior
    1961 - Clay, Danny
    1961 - Ziem, Steve
    1961 - Belliard, Rafael
    1962 - Larkin, Gene
    1963 - Grant, Mark
    1967 - Santangelo, F.P.
    1968 - Ryan, Ken
    1969 - Rhodes, Arthur
    1973 - Matthews, Mike
    1974 - Guerrero, Wilton
    1978 - Bootcheck, Chris
    1981 - Quintanilla, Omar
    1982 - McBride, Macay
    1983 - Colabello, Chris
    1984 - May, Lucas
    1989 - Hosmer, Eric
    1996 - Devers, Rafael

    Baseball Deaths on October 24...

    1912 - Ward, Piggy
    1916 - Ebright, Hi
    1921 - Barrett, Jimmy
    1931 - Lamer, Pete
    1938 - Borchers, George
    1941 - Rogers, Emmett
    1944 - Swander, Pinky
    1948 - Thoney, Jack
    1960 - Fisher, Wilbur
    1965 - Dudra, John
    1969 - Bentley, Jack
    1970 - Oyler, Andy
    1971 - Fahey, Howard
    1972 - Robinson, Jackie
    1973 - Brazle, Al
    1977 - Lewis, Bill
    1989 - O'Mara, Ollie
    1990 - Clark, Jim
    1995 - Linde, Lyman
    2001 - Mueller, Bill

    2006 - Radtke, Jack
    2014 - McGlothin, Pat



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« Reply #5062 on: October 25, 2018, 12:01:42 am »

    On October 25 in Baseball History...

    1911 - In Game 5 of the World Series at the Polo Grounds, Larry Doyle scores on a Fred Merkle sacrifice fly to give the Giants a 4-3 victory over the A's. According to home plate umpire Bill Klem, commenting after the game, the Giants second baseman, in his jubilation about scoring the winning run, really never touches home, but the A’s, however, fail to notice the gaffe and do not appeal.

    1927 - Garry Herrmann, citing poor health and deafness, resigns as the president of the Reds and will be replaced by C.J. McDiarmid, the club's secretary. During the 68 year-old baseball executive's 25-year tenure with the team, Cincinnati won only one pennant and World Series (1919), but finished in the first division 13 times.

    1939 - With 15 of the 24 first-place votes cast by the writers, Joe DiMaggio wins his first American League MVP award, easily out-distancing runners-up Jimmy Foxx and Bob Feller. The Yankees outfielder will also capture the prestigious prize in 1941 and 1947.

    1955 - Baseball great Branch Rickey steps down as GM of the Pirates and moves into an advisory role. Joe L. Brown, son of the actor, replaces him.

    1955 - The Indians trade Larry Doby, the first black to play in the American League, to the White Sox for Chico Carrasquel and Jim Busby. The future Hall of Fame outfielder, who will hit .275 during his two seasons in Chicago, will return to the Tribe in 1958.

    1956 - White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns and will be replaced by Al Lopez. Chicago's new skipper will pilot the Pale Hose to a 840-650 (.564) record and an American League pennant during his 11-year tenure in the Windy City.

    1960 - Gabe Paul announces his decision to leave the Reds to become the general manager of the Colt .45's, an expansion team scheduled to begin play in 1962. The experienced baseball executive, after clashing with majority owner Roy Hofheinz, will leave Houston nearly a year before the team plays an official game.

    1961 - The Mets sign their first player with major league experience when the team inks free-agent Ted Lepico. The 32-year old middle infielder, who has played with five teams during his ten-year career, will be be cut by the expansion team during spring training.

    1973 - The Cubs trade six-time 20-game winner Ferguson Jenkins to the Rangers for third baseman Bill Madlock and utility man Vic Harris. Meanwhile, San Francisco trades three-time home run champion Willie McCovey, a Giant since 1959, together with a minor leaguer to the Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell.

    1978 - Gaylord Perry becomes the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues. Perry cops the NL honor with a 21-6 record and a 2.72 ERA for the Padres.

    1981 - Steve Yeager and Pedro Guerrero hit consecutive homers in the seventh inning, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees in the World Series.

    1985 - The Angels announce that they will not offer seven-time batting champion Rod Carew a new contract for the 1986 season, effectively ending his 19-year career. Carew finishes with 3,053 hits and a .328 career batting average.

    1986 - The New York Mets rallied for three runs with two outs in the 10th inning against the Boston Red Sox to win 6-5 and push the World Series to a decisive seventh game. The tie-breaking run scored on Boston first baseman Bill Buckner's error on Mookie Wilson's slow grounder.

    1987 - The Minnesota Twins, behind Frank Viola, won their first World Series championship, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 in Game 7.

    1995 - Steve Avery throws six innings of three-hit baseball and Pedro Borbon Jr. comes out of the bullpen for his first appearance in 19 days to save Atlanta's 5-2 win in Game Four.

    1996 - Frank Torre, the brother of Yankee manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant after months of waiting. Frank was a recipient of a World Series ring as a member of the Milwaukee Braves when they beat the Yankees in 1957 -- and his brother Joe will make him a gift of a World Series ring that's 39 years newer after Game Six.

    1997 - Chad Ogea gets two hits, drives in two runs and scores another while also earning the win. The Indians force a seventh game with the 4-1 win over the Marlins.

    2000 - Mike Piazza becomes the first player to hit a World Series home run at both Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium. The backstop’s third inning homer off Denny Neagle will account for the only two runs the Mets will score in a 3-2 Game 4 defeat to their cross-town rivals.

    2005 - The first World Series game ever to be played in the state of Texas proves to be memorable when Geoff Blum’s 14th inning solo home run (30th MLer to hit a HR in first WS AB) becomes the beginning of the end of the longest Fall Classic contest ever played. The 7-5 victory, which gives the White Sox a commanding 3-0 advantage over the Astros, takes 5 hours, 41 minutes to complete with the 14 frames equaling the number of innings the Red Sox needed to beat the Dodgers in Game 2 of the 1916 series.

    2005 - Mark Buehrle becomes first pitcher to start and save consecutive World Series contests. After receiving a no-decision starting Game 2, the 26-year old southpaw gets the final out in the 14th inning of Game 3 to record a save as the White Sox beat the Astros, 7-5.

    2007 - Hideki Okajima becomes the first Japanese-born player to pitch in the World Series. The former Nippon Ham Fighters hurler comes out of the bullpen in relief of Curt Schilling and retires seven straight Rockies, including Kazuo Matsui making it the first time Japanese natives have faced one another in the Fall Classic.

    2009 - The Indians sign 40-year old Manny Acta to a three-year deal to be the team's 40th manager in franchise history. The former Nationals' field boss, who was fired by Washington in July, is the first Cleveland skipper to be hired outside the organization since John McNamara piloted the club in 1990.

    2009 - Yusei Kikuchi decides not to entertain offers from American major league teams, opting instead to start his professional career in his native Japan. The 18-year-old left-handed flamethrower, who had interested scouts from the Yankees, Mets, Dodgers, Cubs, Giants, Tigers, Braves, Rangers, Mariners, and the Indians, would have been the first Japanese high school student to come directly to the U.S. to play pro ball.

    2009 - With a 5-2 victory over the Angels at Yankee Stadium, New York wins its 40th American League pennant. The Bronx Bombers, after a six-year absence from the Fall Classic, will play the Phillies in quest of their 27th World Championship and the first since they beat the Mets in 2000.

    2010 - John Farrell emerges from the 18 candidates interviewed by Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos to replace Cito Gaston, the team's recently retired manager. The former Boston pitching coach's reputation of working well with youthful hurlers is thought be a real asset for the team's new skipper, given Toronto's talented young rotation.

    2011 - Canada wins their first major baseball tournament when Team Canada defeats the United States, 2-1, at the Pan American Games played in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico. Jimmy Van Ostrand's sixth inning double driving in Chris Robinson and Tim Smith, both who had two-out singles to start the rally, proves to be the difference in the gold medal game.

    2014 - Mo'ne Davis throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Giants' 11-4 victory in Game 4 of the Fall Classic against the Royals at AT&T Park. The 13 year-old pitching phenom, the first girl to to hurl a shutout in the Little League World Series, continues her mastery on the mound, firing a strike right down the middle of the plate.

    2016 - The Mets announce that Mike Piazza, believed by many to be the best offensive backstop in baseball history, will have his number 31 retired during the season. The Cooperstown-bound catcher's digits will join Tom Seaver (41) Casey Stengel (37) and Gil Hodges (14) above the left-field wall at Citi Field.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 25...

    1855 - McCormick, Harry
    1861 - Werrick, Joe
    1864 - Godar, John
    1866 - Hughes, Mickey
    1868 - Burke, Dan
    1869 - Doyle, Jack
    1871 - Bergen, Marty
    1874 - Stanton, Tom
    1876 - Gettman, Jake
    1880 - Henley, Weldon
    1887 - Dugey, Oscar
    1889 - Wood, Joe
    1893 - Aldridge, Vic
    1901 - Gardner, Ray
    1904 - Cohen, Andy
    1905 - Malay, Joe
    1913 - Corbett, Gene
    1913 - Marchildon, Phil
    1918 - Fernandez, Nanny
    1923 - Meyer, Russ
    1923 - Thomson, Bobby
    1924 - Brown, Bobby
    1925 - Hartsfield, Roy
    1931 - Murphy, Dick
    1937 - Schilling, Chuck
    1939 - Mikkelsen, Pete
    1944 - Guinn, Skip
    1946 - Eddy, Don

    1951 - Cowens, Al
    1951 - LaRose, John
    1952 - Smalley, Jr., Roy

    1952 - Office, Rowland
    1954 - Landrum, Tito
    1955 - Darwin, Danny

    1955 - Boggs, Tommy
    1955 - Schattinger, Jeff
    1956 - McGaffigan, Andy
    1958 - Von Ohlen, Dave
    1958 - Romano, Tom
    1960 - Downs, Kelly
    1965 - Decker, Steve
    1966 - Harkey, Mike
    1967 - Siddall, Joe
    1969 - Garagozzo, Keith
    1969 - Thomas, Larry

    1970 - King, Curtis
    1970 - Lowery, Terrell
    1971 - Martinez, Pedro
    1974 - Nelson, Joe
    1978 - Davis, J.J.
    1979 - Brown, Jeremy
    1979 - Torcato, Tony
    1980 - Nageotte, Clint
    1985 - Ramirez, Wilkin
    1988 - Cabrera, Alberto
    1998 - Soto, Juan

    Baseball Deaths on October 25...

    1911 - Rickley, Chris
    1913 - Shannon, Dan
    1922 - Kilhullen, Pat
    1927 - Brown, Tom
    1941 - Phillips, Bill
    1945 - Baker, Ernie
    1949 - Bowden, Tim
    1963 - Lindsey, Jim
    1978 - Craft, Molly
    1979 - Schick, Morrie
    1981 - Reiser, Pete
    1991 - Brunet, George
    1991 - Bokina, Joe
    1994 - Fallon, George
    1996 - Shuman, Harry
    2008 - Batista, Rafael
    2010 - Rufer, Rudy
    2011 - Cueto. Bert
    2012 - Mueller, Les
    2017 - Powell, Ross



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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #5063 on: October 25, 2018, 12:02:40 am »

Today In White Sox History - October 25th

October 25, 2005 -
The first World Series game ever to be played in the state of Texas proves to be memorable when Geoff Blum’s 14th inning solo home run (30th MLer to hit a HR in first WS AB) becomes the beginning of the end of the longest Fall Classic contest ever played. The 7-5 victory, which gives the White Sox a commanding 3-0 advantage over the Astros, takes 5 hours, 41 minutes to complete with the 14 frames equaling the number of innings the Red Sox needed to beat the Dodgers in Game 2 of the 1916 series.

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« Reply #5064 on: October 26, 2018, 12:05:41 am »

    On October 26 in Baseball History...

    1911 - Danny Murphy of Philadelphia had four hits as the Athletics beat the New York Giants 13-2 to win the World Series in six games. The A's put the game out of reach with a seven-run seventh inning.

    1931 - Charles Comiskey dies at age 72. The White Sox owner and pioneer player never recovered from the betrayal of the 1919 World Series.

    1940 - Tigers' slugging left fielder Hank Greenberg (.340, 41, 150) is named the American League's Most Valuable Player with Indian hurler Bob Feller (27-11- 2.61) finishing second. Having won the award in 1935 as a first baseman, 'Hammerin' Hank' becomes the first player to win another MVP playing a different position.

    1946 - Westbrook Pegler, a syndicated columnist, becomes the first to question in print the off-field association of Leo Durocher with actor George Raft and others allegedly tied to g@mblers. The Pulitzer Prize winning writer's expose of the Dodgers manager will start a series of events that will lead to the 'Lip's' one year suspension in 1947.

    1949 - The San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League complete an Asian tour which includes five Japanese games. One of the Japanese games draws over 100,00 fans to watch Lefty O'Doul's team.

    1950 - The BBWAA select Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto (.324, 7, 66) as the American League MVP. The ‘Scooter’, who receives 16 of 23 first-place votes, easily outpoints runner-up Boston’s Billy Goodman, the first player without a regular position to receive consideration for the prestigious award.

    1950 - Walter O'Malley succeeds Branch Rickey as president of the Dodgers. O'Malley, who had offered to buy Rickey's share of the club to become majority owner, is forced to offer more money when 'the Mahatma', in a final act of defiance about being told to leave the organization, offers his share of the team to a friend for a million dollars.

    1960 - After his family operates the team in Washington since his dad, Clark Griffith, took over as manager of the club in 1912, Calvin Griffith, president of the Senators, makes a decision to move his club to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to become the Twins. The District of Columbia is awarded an expansion team, that will begin play next season, to fill the void placating the lawmakers who spoke of examining baseball's anti-trust exemption should the national pastime leave the nation's capital.

    1960 - In a move designed to get a jump on the National League in the expansion race, the American League grants franchises to Washington and Los Angeles and okays the Senators move to Minnesota. The decision to place a new team in Washington is partly political because the owners fear the nation's lawmakers, upset about losing the American League's oldest club, will threaten baseball's anti-trust exemption.

    1971 - Oakland's Vida Blue wins the AL Cy Young Award by a 98-85 margin over Mickey Lolich of the Tigers. Blue was 24-8 for the A's, posting 301 strikeouts, eight shutouts, and a 1.82 ERA. Ferguson Jenkins won the Cy Young Award in the NL.

    1977 - Sparky Lyle becomes the first AL reliever to win the Cy Young Award. Lyle leads the league with 72 appearances, posting a 13-5 record with 26 saves and a 2.17 ERA.

    1979 - Commissioner Bowie Kuhn notifies Hall of Famer Willie Mays that if he accepts a position with Bally Manufacturing Corporation, owner of several gambling casin0s, he must disassociate himself from major league baseball. Mays, a part-time coach and goodwill ambassador for the Mets, will relinquish his duties upon accepting Bally's job offer.

    1980 - Former Yankee and Tiger skipper Ralph Houk comes out of retirement to manage the Red Sox. The 'Major' will compile a 312-282 (.525) won-loss record during his four-year tenure in Boston.

    1982 - Steve Carlton becomes the first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards. The Phils 37-year-old lefthander, who led the NL in wins (23), innings (295.2), strikeouts (286), and shutouts (six), was a previous winner in 1972, 1977, and 1980.

    1985 - In Game 6 of the World Series, Don Denkinger's controversial ninth-inning call at first base enables the Royals to beat the Cardinals, 2-1. The play, in which Jorge Orta is called safe, when it appears first baseman Jack Clark's throw to Todd Worrell, covering the bag, clearly beats him, gives Dane Iorg the opportunity to hit a two-run walk-off single and to extend the Fall Classic to a decisive Game 7 that Kansas City will win to capture its first World Championship.

    1991 - Kirby Puckett prevents two Atlanta runs with a leaping catch in the third inning and then lofts a sacrifice fly in the fifth to give the Twins the lead in Game Six. The Braves tie it in the seventh, but Puckett turned out the lights in the 10th with a home run to force a seventh game.

    1995 - Orel Hershiser allows just two runs over eight innings and Jose Mesa survives a two-run home run by Ryan Klesko in the ninth inning to give the Indians a 5-4 win in Game Five.

    1995 - The ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 5 of the World Series is thrown by Commander Ken Bowersox, who is onboard the space shuttle Columbia. The ceremony, transmitted from space via satellite and shown to the Indians and Braves fans at Jacobs Field, continues with an animation sequence on the scoreboard that ends with a ball that appears to fly in and land in center field.

    1996 - In Game 6, after two one-sided losses at home, the Yankees take the next four games to win their first World Series since 1978 with a 3-2 victory over the defending World Champs Braves. The Fall Classic victory will be the first title of four in five years for the Bronx Bombers.

    1997 - Edgar Renteria ended one of the most thrilling Game 7s ever, singling with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Florida Marlins their first World Series championship with a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. The 5-year-old Marlins became the youngest expansion team to win a championship.

    1998 - Potential free-agent all-star catcher Mike Piazza signs the most lucrative contract in major league history when he agrees to terms with the Mets. The seven-year deal is worth over $91 million and includes having a suite on road trips and a luxury box for home games at Shea.

    1999 - Chad Curtis leads off the tenth inning with his second home run of the game giving the Yankees a dramatic 6-5 walk-off victory over the Braves, and a commanding 3-0 lead in the World Series. The outfielder becomes the 11th player to end a Fall Classic game with a round-tripper when he goes deep off Atlanta reliever Mike Remlinger.

    2000 - Derek Jeter becomes the first player to win the All-Star Game and the World Series MVP honors in the same season. The Yankee shortstop hit .409 and his nine hits included two doubles, a triple and a pair of home runs, in the Bronx Bombers' five-game victory over the Mets in the Fall Classic.

    2000 - In Game 5 at Shea Stadium, the Yankees win their third consecutive World Series, the fourth title in five years and record 26th championship by defeating the Mets, 4-2. Luis Sojo's ninth inning two-out, tie-breaking single off starter Al Leiter is the decisive hit.

    2000 - Joining Hall of Famers Joe McCarthy (7) , Casey Stengel (7) , Connie Mack (5) and Walter Alston (4), Yankee manager Joe Torre becomes only the fifth skipper to win four World Series championships.

    2002 - When Russ Ortiz, who is tossing a 5-0 shutout, strikes out Garret Anderson to begin the seventh inning of Game 6, the Giants appeared destined to win their first World Series since 1954. The Angels, scoring a total of six times in the seventh and eighth innings, rally from the large deficit and stage the biggest comeback for a team facing elimination in the Fall Classic, beating the Giants, 6-5.

    2003 - Citing disagreements with team owner George Steinbrenner, Don Zimmer resigns as the bench coach of the Yankees. ‘Pop-eye’, a close friend of skipper Joe Torre, will be named Senior Baseball Advisor for the Devil Rays before the start of next season.

    2004 - Curt Schilling becomes the first starting pitcher to win a World Series for three different teams. In addition to his Game 2 Red Sox victory over the Cardinals, his 8-2 lifetime postseason record includes wins for the Phillies (1993) and Diamondbacks (2001).

    2004 - Prior to Game 3 of the World Series, Edgar Martinez receives the Roberto Clemente Award, an honor that is given to the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team. The Mariners designated hitter, a native of Puerto Rico like the award’s namesake, is involved in Parent Project/Muscular Dystrophy, Children's Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

    2005 - White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillen becomes the first foreign-born manager to win a World Series series as the ‘Wizards of Ozzie’ sweep the Astros in the Fall Classic. The 41-year old Venezuelan is also the youngest pilot to ever win a World Championship.

    2005 - Tadahito Iguchi becomes the first Japanese native to win a World Series ring when the White Sox sweep the Astros, winning the Fall Classic for the first time in 88 years. The second baseman left the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks to sign as a free agent with Chicago prior to the start of the championship season.

    2005 - Bobby Valentine becomes the first foreign manager to win the Japan Series in the 70-year history of Japanese baseball. Sweeping the Hanshin Tigers, the former Rangers and Mets skipper leads the Chiba Lotte Marines to their first league championship in 31 years.

    2007 - Dmitri Young is announced as the National League Comeback Player of the Year by the MLB Players Trust and Yahoo! Sports. The big first baseman, who was released by the Tigers early last season due to both on and off-the-field issues, joined the Nationals as a non-roster player and became an All-Star selection for Washington, finishing the season batting .320, with the tenth best in the circuit.

    2007 - The MLB Players Trust and Yahoo! Sports announce the selection of Devil Rays first baseman Carlos Pena as the American League Comeback Player of the Year. After missing most of the past two seasons and being told he wouldn't make the team in this year, the first baseman went on to set Tampa Bay's single-season records in homers, RBIs and walks.

    2008 - In a 10-2 rout of the Rays in Game 4 of the World Series, right-hander Joe Blanton hits a home run making it only the 15th time in the history of the Fall Classic that a pitcher has homered. Ken Holtzman was the last hurler to accomplish the feat when he went deep off Andy Messersmith in 1974.

    2008 - The Hank Aaron Award, given annually to the top offensive player in each league, is presented to Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis (.312, 29, 115) and Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez (.289, 27, 111). The honor was established in 1999 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Henry Aaron surpassing Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record.

    2009 - Tony La Russa agrees to a one-year contract to return for his 15th season as manager of the Cardinals. The Redbirds have appeared in the postseason eight times under their 65-year old skipper, including a World Championship in 2006.

    2009 - The Padres formally introduced 35-year-old Jed Hoyer as the team's new general manager. The former assistant to Boston's GM Theo Epstein replaces Kevin Towers, who held the position in San Diego for 14 seasons.

    2009 - Mark McGwire will join his former manager Tony La Russa on the Cardinals' bench as the team's hitting coach, replacing Hal McRae. The one-time single season home run champ, whose reputation was ruined when he infamously refused to answer questions about the use of steroids during a 2005 congressional hearing, had LaRussa for his skipper in 15 of the 16 years he played in the major leagues, both in Oakland and St. Louis.

    2010 - The Nationals notify Jim Riggleman he will be returning as the team's manager next year. Washington finished last in the National League East for the third consecutive season, but improved by ten games in the win column, finishing the campaign with 69 victories.

    2013 - With runners on second and third with one out, Jon Jay's grounder results in Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia easily throwing out Yadier Molina at the plate. After making the tag at home, Boston backstop Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s errant throw to third base causes third baseman Will Middlebrooks to collide with Allen Craig, who had gone to third and appears to be thrown out while advancing to home, but the umpires ruled that the infielder interfered the baserunner, giving the Cardinals an unusual 5-4 walk-off victory in the first World Series game to ever end on an obstruction call.

    2014 - Cardinal rookie Oscar Taveras, who participated in seven postseason games with St. Louis earlier in the month, dies in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. The 22 year-old outfielder, who batted .320 and slugged .516 as a minor leaguer, was considered by many to be a 'can't miss prospect'.

    2014 - The San Diego State University baseball team continues their tradition in which every player dons a costume during a late-October intra-squad scrimmage. This year the fourth annual Halloween Game was held on Sunday afternoon at Tony Gwynn Stadium - and surprised the crowd with a special "Thriller" flash mob on the infield diamond.

    2014 - Madison Bumgarner hurls a four-hit, complete-game, blanking the Royals, 5-0, in Game 6 of the World Series. The southpaw's victory, giving the Giants a 3-2 edge, is the first shutout thrown by starter in the Fall Class since Josh Beckett accomplish the feat for the Marlins at Yankee Stadium in 2003, and the first for the franchise since 1962 when Jack Sanford whitewashed New York in 1962.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Steve Lombardozzi as a free agent.

    2017 - The Cincinnati Reds claimed Micah Johnson from the Atlanta Braves on waivers.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 26...

    1866 - Gleason, Kid

    1866 - Sommers, Pete
    1867 - Garfield, Bill
    1867 - Wilson, Parke
    1869 - Gilroy, John
    1875 - Miller, Bert
    1877 - Newton, Doc
    1878 - Swindells, Charlie
    1880 - Tannehill, Lee

    1882 - Somerlott, Jock
    1884 - Camnitz, Harry
    1886 - Carlstrom, Swede
    1887 - Chapman, Harry
    1888 - Hoblitzel, Dick
    1889 - Griffith, Tommy
    1890 - Hopper, Bill
    1897 - Winn, George
    1897 - Friday, Skipper
    1898 - Moore, Roy
    1899 - Vogel, Otto
    1904 - Sherlock, Monk
    1910 - Shelley, Hugh
    1913 - Bremer, Herb
    1918 - Stirnweiss, Snuffy
    1919 - Cassini, Jack
    1920 - Byerly, Bud
    1923 - Glaviano, Tommy
    1926 - Bokelmann, Dick
    1936 - Chacon, Elio
    1947 - Gogolewski, Bill

    1948 - Harrah, Toby
    1949 - Hargrove, Mike
    1949 - Rogers, Steve
    1950 - Coleman, Dave
    1950 - Garland, Wayne
    1951 - Ontiveros, Steve
    1957 - Chappas, Harry

    1958 - Wills, Frank
    1958 - Vande Berg, Ed
    1961 - Polidor, Gus
    1964 - Adkins, Steve
    1965 - Heredia, Gil
    1965 - Crouch, Zach
    1967 - Novoa, Rafael
    1968 - Lydy, Scott
    1969 - Sweeney, Mark
    1972 - Almanza, Armando
    1975 - Bradley, Ryan
    1977 - Sobkowiak, Scott
    1978 - Cerda, Jaime
    1983 - Liriano, Francisco

    1984 - Flores, Jesus
    1989 - Boscan, Wilfredo
    1989 - Coulombe, Daniel
    1991 - Leone, Dominic
    1992 - Skoglund, Eric
    1992 - Smith, Dwight

    Baseball Deaths on October 26...

    1893 - Sullivan, Dan
    1909 - Siffell, Frank
    1918 - Rhodes, Charlie
    1923 - Ryan, Jimmy
    1931 - Comiskey, Charlie

    1939 - Lennox, Ed
    1945 - Gust, Ernie
    1949 - Mahaffey, Lou
    1952 - Angley, Tom
    1952 - Murphy, Mike
    1955 - Bushelman, Jack
    1956 - Nelson, Red
    1957 - Renfer, Erwin
    1963 - Hunter, Newt
    1966 - Cronin, Bill
    1969 - Blackburn, Jim
    1970 - Underhill, Willie
    1973 - Yount, Eddie
    1976 - Silber, Eddie
    1981 - Hoch, Harry
    1982 - Podbielan, Bud
    1984 - Mancuso, Gus
    1985 - Scheffing, Bob
    1986 - Holley, Ed
    1991 - Bevens, Bill
    2004 - Avila, Bobby
    2004 - Derry, Russ
    2006 - Marsh, Fred

    2006 - Graham, Bill
    2009 - Kirk, Bill
    2011 - Cole, Dave
    2014 - Robinson, Jeff
    2014 - Taveras, Oscar
    2016 - Johnson, Mark




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« Reply #5065 on: October 26, 2018, 12:07:27 am »

This Date In White Sox History - October 26th

October 26, 2005 - Willie Harris scores the game’s only run in the eighth inning as Jermaine Dye, the series MVP, singles the pinch hitter home giving the White Sox a 1-0 victory over the Astros and the team its first World Championship since 1917. For the second consecutive year, an American League team sweeps its National League opponent.

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    On October 27 in Baseball History...

    1954 - Former Yankees superstar Joe DiMaggio's and actress Marilyn Monroe's well-publicized stormy marriage ends in divorce. The famous movie star filed on the grounds of mental cruelty, just 274 days after the wedding.

    1960 - Trying to jump ahead of the NL, the AL admits Los Angeles and Washington to the league with plans to have the new clubs begin competition in 1961. Calvin Griffith is given permission to move the existing Washington Senators franchise to Minnesota. League president Joe Cronin says the AL will play a 162-game schedule, with 18 games against each opponent.

    1962 - The Tigers begin an eighteen-game tour of Japan. Detroit will compile a 12-4-2 record against their opponents from the 'Land of the Rising Sun'.

    1972 - The Braves trade outfielder Rico Carty, who led the National League in 1970 batting .366, to the Rangers for hurler Jim Panther. The 28 year-old right-hander will post a 2-3 record with an ERA of 7.14 for Atlanta in his final season in the major leagues, and the traded outfielder will retire in 1979 finishing his 15-year career with a lifetime .299 batting average.

    1980 - In a shocking announcement, Astros owner John McMullen fires president and GM Tal Smith, replacing him with Al Rosen, former GM of the Yankees. Smith will soon be named Major League Executive of the Year. The move prompts a rebellion among the Astros 20 limited owners (who together own over 60 percent of the club), and on Nov. 24 McMullen will give up his sole authority to run the club, accepting a position on the club's newly formed executive committee instead.

    1985 - The Royals become the sixth team to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win the Fall Classic when series MVP Bret Saberhagen, who became a new dad yesterday, blanks the Cardinals on five hits, 11-0. Kansas City is the first team in World Series history to lose its first two games at home and then come back to win the World Championship.

    1986 - In another dramatic comeback win, the Mets defeat the Red Sox, 8-5 to win Game 7 of the Fall Classic to become World Champions for the second time in the 25-year franchise history. Third baseman Ray Knight makes amends for an earlier error by hitting a home run which puts the Mets ahead for good in the seventh inning.

    1989 - After a ten day delay due to the earthquake, the World Series resumes with the A's beating the Giants in Game 3, 13-7. Oakland joins the 1928 Yankees as only the second team in major league history to hit five home runs in a Fall Classic contest.

    1991 - In a Game Seven that rivals any in World Series history, the Braves and Twins go scoreless through nine innings. Lonnie Smith is decoyed into pausing at second base to keep him from scoring the winner for Atlanta in the eighth. Gene Larkin's single over a drawn-in outfield in the 10th is the difference in the first extra-inning Game Seven in 67 years. Jack Morris, who pitches the 1-0 shutout, is named Series MVP.

    1996 - In Game 6, the Bronx Bombers win their first World Series since 1978 beating the Braves in the Bronx, 3-2. The Fall Classic had begun with two stunning defeats to the reigning World Champs at Yankee Stadium, 12-1 and 4-0.

    1998 - President Clinton signed a bill overturning part of baseball's 70-year-old antitrust exemption, putting baseball on a par with other professional sports on labor matters. The new law overrides part of a 1922 Supreme Court ruling that exempted baseball from antitrust laws on grounds that it was not interstate commerce. That exemption deprived baseball players of protections enjoyed by other professional athletes and that players' association blamed for contributing to baseball's eight work stoppages since 1972, including the disastrous 232-day strike in 1994-95.

    1999 - The Yankees, behind the solid pitching of Roger Clemens, sweep their second straight Fall Classic beating the Braves, 4-1. Atlanta joins the New York Giants (1910-19) as the only teams to lose four World Series in a decade.

    2000 - New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani thinks it is okay for children to take a day off from school to watch the Yankees' ticker-tape parade. His Honor, believing baseball can be an educational experience, has allowed his own kids, Andrew and Caroline, to miss classes in the past to watch the Bronx Bombers' postseason celebrations.

    2000 - The Mets, this year's runner-up in the Subway Series, turn down New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's invitation to be part of the parade for the World Champion Yankees down the Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan.

    2002 - In the team's 42nd season, the Angels finally win a World Series title by beating the Giants, 4-1, in Game 7 at Edison Field. Garret Anderson's three-run double provides enough offense for John Lackey to become the first rookie to win a seventh game since 1909 when Babe Adams accomplished the feat for the Pirates.

    2003 - The Red Sox announce Grady Little's contract will not be renewed. The manager, who won 188 games during his two seasons with Boston, was severely criticized for not removing a tiring Pedro Martinez in the seventh inning of Game 7 of the ALCS, giving the Yankees an opportunity to tie the score in their eventual extra-inning pennant-winning victory.

    2004 - Under the moon’s reddish tint caused by a lunar eclipse, the Red Sox exorcised 86 years of agonizing losses by winning their first World Series since 1918. In one of the most dominating Fall Classic performances, Boston, who never trailed during the four games, blanks the Cardinals, 3-0, to complete the sweep.

    2004 - After a 10-day on-line auction and 240 bids, Barry Bonds' 700th home run ball goes for $804,129. Steve Williams, who came up with the milestone ball in SBC’s left field bleachers on September 17, announced he was quitting his day job as a broker's assistant, but hadn’t decided what to do with the windfall.

    2006 - At the new Busch Stadium, the Cardinals beat the heavily favored Tigers, 4-2, in Game 5 of the Fall Classic to win their first world championship since 1982. With a 83-78 record, St. Louis, who lost 10 of their last 14 regular season games, won less games than any World Series champion in baseball history.

    2006 - After leading the Padres to two consecutive NL West titles, Bruce Bochy, with a year left on his contract, leaves San Diego, to become the manager of the division rival, San Francisco Giants. The 51-year-old skipper, who compiled a 951-975 (.494) record during his 12 seasons in the Friars dugout, signs a three-year deal worth approximately $6 million.

    2007 - In the first Fall Classic game ever played in Colorado, Daisuke Matsuzaka becomes the first Japanese starting pitcher in World Series history, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits in 5.1 innings, to get the win against the Rockies in the 10-5 Red Sox Game 3 victory. After paying $51.1 million for the rights to negotiate with the right-hander, Boston obtained 'Dice-K' from the Seibu Lions signing the World Baseball Classic MVP to a 6-year deal worth $52 million.

    2008 - After playing in drenching steady rain until the middle of the sixth inning at Citizens Bank Park, Game 5 of the World Series is suspended making it the first Fall Classic contest to start and not be played to completion. The 2-2 tied game between the Rays and hometown Phillies, who are one victory away from a world championship, will resume tomorrow at the point the rain delay stopped play.

    2009 - General manager Ed Wade announces Brad Mills has agreed to a two-year contract, with a team option for the third, to become the Astros' manager, replacing Dave Clark who served as interim manager when Cecil Cooper was fired in September. The 52-year-old, who for the past six seasons has been Terry Francona's bench coach with the Red Sox, has never managed in the majors, but spent 11 seasons as a minor league skipper with the Cubs, Rockies and Dodgers.

    2011 - In Game 6, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 10-9 in 11 innings to even the World Series at three games each. David Freese drives in two runs with a triple with two outs in the 9th to tied the game at 7-7.  Josh Hamilton's two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning gave the Rangers a 9-7 lead but St. Louis scores two runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 9-9.  St. Louis wins it in the bottom of the 11th on a lead off walk off home run by David Freese.

    2012 - The San Francisco Giants take a three game lead in the 2012 World Series as they shutout the Detroit Tigers 2-0 before a crowd of 42,262 at Comerica Park.

    2013 - The San Diego State University baseball team continues their tradition in which every player dons a costume during a late-October intra-squad scrimmage. The Aztec's third annual Halloween Game at Tony Gwynn Stadium, which is open to the public, features team members dressed as the Jamaican Bobsled Team, social media apps, a Leprechaun, as well as Captain America and Captain Underwear.

    2013 - The Red Sox win the first World Series game to ever end on a pickoff, beating the Cardinals, 4-2, in Game 4 of the Fall Classic. Kolten Wong, a 23 year-old rookie pinch-running for Allen Craig, is caught off first base by Boston closer Koji Uehara, ending the Busch Stadium contest with the dangerous Carlos Beltran at the plate.

    2015 - Michael Conforto becomes the third player to accomplish the World Series Triple Crown, playing in the Little League World Series (2014 Redmond LL, WA), the College World Series (2013 Oregon State) and the MLB World Series (2015 Mets). The two other major leaguers who have participated in the rare event are Jason Varitek (1984 Altamonte Springs LL, FL, 1994 Georgia Tech, and the 2004 Red Sox) and Ed Vosberg (1973 Tucson LL, AZ, 1980 University of Arizona, and the 1997 Marlins).

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Jacob Turner from Chicago Cubs on waivers.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 27...

    1856 - Hoffman, Hickey
    1858 - Mulvey, Joe
    1866 - Healy, John
    1869 - Pedroes, Chick
    1876 - Dougherty, Patsy
    1877 - Kuhns, Charlie
    1878 - Barry, Shad
    1889 - Emerson, Chester
    1890 - Allen, John
    1894 - Bold, Charlie
    1896 - Huber, Clarence
    1900 - Proctor, Red
    1901 - Smith, George
    1902 - Keesey, Jim
    1904 - Bennett, Frank
    1917 - Patrick, Bob
    1918 - Albosta, Ed
    1919 - Richmond, Don
    1922 - Kiner, Ralph
    1922 - Rice, Del
    1933 - Green, Pumpsie
    1936 - Stange, Lee
    1940 - Valle, Hector
    1945 - Lum, Mike
    1946 - Austin, Rick
    1949 - Burton, Jim
    1952 - Vuckovich, Pete

    1952 - Flores, Gil
    1952 - Travers, Bill
    1953 - Washington, U.L.
    1953 - Bonnell, Barry
    1960 - Nieto, Tom
    1960 - Shepherd, Ron
    1961 - Swift, Bill
    1962 - Dunne, Mike
    1962 - Bell, Terry
    1963 - Bell, Eric
    1963 - Roberts, Bip
    1965 - Moore, Bobby
    1970 - Swann, Pedro
    1971 - Forster, Scott
    1972 - Radke, Brad
    1973 - Johnson, Jason
    1974 - Stark, Dennis
    1977 - Masaoka, Onan
    1980 - Jimenez, Kelvin
    1983 - Clevlen, Brent
    1983 - Prado, Martin
    1985 - Waldrop, Kyle
    1986 - Beato, Pedro
    1986 - Niese, Jon
    1987 - Jackson, Jay
    1987 - Paulsen, Ben
    1988 - Rivera, T. J.
    1989 - Tejada, Ruben
    1990 - Perez, Carlos
    1990 - Wheeler, Jason
    1995 - Mejia, Francisco

    Baseball Deaths on October 27...

    1915 - Hoffman, Hickey
    1921 - Kuehne, Bill
    1928 - West, Billy
    1936 - Black, Dave
    1945 - Hannifin, Jack
    1945 - Shafer, Taylor
    1951 - Brock, John
    1951 - McElveen, Pryor
    1955 - Griffith, Clark
    1959 - Koestner, Elmer
    1959 - Perry, Scott
    1967 - Bailey, Bill
    1969 - Jamieson, Charlie
    1973 - Tate, Bennie
    1977 - Littlejohn, Carlisle
    1977 - Lynn, Red
    1978 - Walberg, Rube
    1979 - Wiedemeyer, Charlie
    1980 - Loftus, Frank
    1984 - Helf, Hank
    1988 - Steiner, Ben
    2006 - Niekro, Joe
    2008 - Goetz, John
    2008 - Levy, Ed
    2010 - Fodge, Gene
    2013 - Erautt, Eddie

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« Reply #5067 on: October 28, 2018, 01:53:20 am »

    On October 28 in Baseball History...

    1948 - On Lou Boudreau Day, held in his honor by the citizens of his hometown, Harvey (IL), the Indians skipper tells an audience his Indians were lucky to win the recent World Series. The Cleveland player-manager cites his infielders driving in more than 400 runs and the lack of injuries to key players as reasons why his "third-place" club excelled this season.

    1951 - The Red Sox trade catcher Les Moss and flychaser Tom Wright to the Browns for backstop Gus Niarhos and outfielder Ken Wood. The deal will have little impact in Boston (6th place) and in St. Louis (7th place) as both teams will finish in the second division.

    1953 - Red Barber resigns as a Brooklyn Dodger broadcaster and will take the 'catbird' seat with the rival New York Yankees. The 'Old Redhead' is reported to have left the team because he was upset with Brooklyn owner Walter O'Malley, who refused to support him when he failed to get a higher fee from Gillette, the sponsor of the 1953 World Series on television.

    1954 - Major league owners vote down the sale of the Athletics to a Philadelphia syndicate. A week later Arnold Johnson buys a controlling interest in the Athletics from the Mack family for $3.5 million and moves the team to Kansas City.

    1958 - On Candlestick Point, an area in which the rocks resembled candlesticks, construction begins on the Giants' new ballpark in San Francisco. The transplanted team will play their games at Seals Stadium until a new ballpark on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay is ready.

    1961 - Ground is broken for the Flushing Meadow Stadium. The future home of the New York Mets will be known as Shea Stadium in honor of Bill Shea, a lawyer who helped to bring back the National League to the Big Apple.

    1979 - Dick Howser replaces Billy Martin as the Yankee manager. The former Florida State baseball head coach, who spent the previous ten years as the team's third base coach, compiles a 103-59 record leading the team to an American League East championship, but the independent-minded skipper is fired by hands-on owner George Steinbrenner after being swept by Kansas City in the playoffs.

    1981 - After losing the first two games, with the help of Pedro Guerrero's five RBIs and the solid pitching of Bert Hooton, the Dodgers defeat the Yankees, 9-2, to capture the World Championship in six games. It's the third time this postseason Los Angeles comes from behind to win a series (0-2 behind Astros in the NLDS and 1-2 behind the Expos in the NLCS).

    1988 - The Padres trade Keith Moreland and Chris Brown to the Tigers for pitcher Walt Terrell, who will be dealt, along with a player to be named [Freddie Toliver], to the Yankees July. The mid-season swap will bring Don Schulze and Mike Pagliarulo to San Diego.

    1989 - The A's complete the sweep of the Giants in the earthquake delayed Fall Classic with a 9-6 victory. Dave Stewart, who wins the series MVP, becomes the first hurler to win two games in both the LCS and World Series.

    1995 - In Game 6, Tom Glavine and Mark Wohlers combine on a one-hitter to defeat the Indians, 1-0, giving the Braves their third World Championship, the first since moving to Atlanta. David Justice's leadoff homer in the sixth inning off Jim Poole proves to be the difference.

    2001 - Curt Schilling, who named his son Gehrig, receives the 2001 Roberto Clemente Award for his contributions to numerous charities, including ALS which is better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The Diamondback right-hander, who won the World Series opener yesterday, was selected due to his outstanding baseball skills combined with devoted work within the community.

    2001 - With his seventh inning three-run shot off New York's Andy Pettitte, Matt Williams becomes the first player in World Series history to hit home runs with three different teams. The Diamondback third baseman homered in the Fall Classic for the Indians in 1997 and with the Giants in 1989.

    2002 - The Mets, after being unable to get permission to talk to Lou Piniella from Seattle and deciding not to wait ten days after the World Series for the availability of Giant skipper Dusty Baker, give Art Howe a four-year, $9.4 million deal to manage the team. New York's new skipper led the A's to a pair of AL West championships (2000, 2002) with his teams winning 383 games during the last four seasons matching Joe Torre's Yankee total.

    2002 - The Marlins do not renew the contract of John Routh, the 43-year-old man who has been Billy the Marlin, since Florida's first game in 1993. Although 'Billy' will return next season, a new person will be hired to wear the 35-pound costume as the team seeks to increase the mascot's visibility by changing the overall role of the character.

    2002 - Signing the veteran manager to a four-year contract, the Devil Rays name Lou Piniella as their team's new skipper. As compensation to sign 'Sweet Lou' away from Seattle, Tampa Bay sends their All-Star outfielder Randy Winn (.298, 14, 75) to Seattle for minor leaguer Antonio Perez.

    2004 - Jermaine Dye is one of over 60 MLB players that was granted free agency on this date.  Dye would go onto to sign with the Chicago White Sox and help lead them to win the 2005 World Series where he was named World Series MVP.

    2007 - With a 4-3 win over the Rockies at Coors Field, the Red Sox, for the second time in four years, complete a four-game sweep to win the World Series. Terry Francona becomes the first manager to win his first eight games in the Fall Classic.

    2007 - During the middle of Game 4 of the World Series between the Red Sox and the Rockies, reports Alex Rodriguez has decided to opt out of his contract with the Yankees. The timing of the announcement and being a no-show at the game to receive the Hank Aaron Award, which honors the most outstanding offensive performer in each league, is severely criticized by fans and the media.

    2009 - In Game 1, Chase Utley, en route to a record-tying five World Series homers, becomes the first left-handed batter in 81-years to hit two round-trippers off a southpaw in a Fall Classic game. The Philadelphia second baseman, who also set a postseason record by reaching base in 26 straight games with his first-inning walk, goes deep twice off Yankee southpaw CC Sabathia in the Phillies’ 6-1 victory in New York, to match Babe Ruth's performance in the fourth and final game of the 1928 series.

    2010 - Prior to Game 2 of the World Series at AT&T Park, Tim Wakefield receives the Roberto Clemente Award, in recognition of his excellence as a ballplayer and his commitment to the community. The 44-year old Red Sox starter is actively involved with “Pitching in for Kids,” a nonprofit that provides grants to improve the lives of children across New England.

    2011 - After being down by 10.5 games on August 25 for the NL Central Division lead, the Cardinals beat the Rangers at Busch Stadium, 6–2, in Game 7 of the Fall Classic to win their eleventh world championship in franchise history. In Game 6, the Redbirds had been down to their last strike in both the ninth and the 10th inning, but rallied to tie the score and eventually win the game on David Freese's lead-off, walk-off home run to centerfield in the 11th.

    2012 - Marco Scutaro singles home the tie-breaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years.  Pablo Sandoval, who hit three homers in Game 1, is selected Series MVP.  He goes 1 for 5 in Game 4, dropping his series average to .500 (8 for 16).

    2012 - At a press conference held prior to Game 4 at Detroit’s Comerica Park, Clayton Kershaw is named the recipient of the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award, an honor given to a major leaguer who demonstrates the value of helping others by his action off the field. The Dodger right-hander and his wife, Ellen, founded the Kershaw Challenge which includes its cornerstone charity, “Arise Africa,” that helps the couple to build and sustain an orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia known as “Hope’s Home.”

    2013 - In the fifth game of the World Series, Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz ties Billy Hatcher's 1990 World Series record, reaching base in his ninth consecutive plate appearance with a fourth-inning single to extend the streak that began in Game 3. 'Big Papi', the Fall Classic MVP, will hit .688 with a .760 on-base percentage in the six-game series, helping Boston to secure its third World Championship in the past decade.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Junior Guerra as a free agent.

    2016 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Rymer Liriano from the Milwaukee Brewers on waivers.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 28...

    1860 - Sladen, Art
    1863 - Tucker, Tommy
    1864 - Dugdale, Dan
    1867 - Wilson, Bill
    1877 - Adams, Joe
    1877 - Lindaman, Vive
    1879 - Smith, Frank

    1879 - Bowc0ck, Benny
    1883 - Lange, Frank

    1884 - Chadbourne, Chet
    1886 - McDonald, Ed
    1890 - Lavan, Doc
    1892 - McCabe, Bill
    1894 - Bischoff, John
    1896 - Snipes, Roxy

    1896 - Okrie, Frank
    1899 - Jones, Percy
    1900 - Neun, Johnny
    1903 - Boney, Hank
    1904 - Funk, Liz

    1904 - O'Rourke, Joe
    1906 - Clough, Ed
    1907 - Hennessey, George
    1914 - Rigney, Johnny

    1916 - Levy, Ed
    1917 - Page, Joe
    1920 - Wilson, Artie
    1925 - Marquez, Luis
    1926 - Rufer, Rudy
    1931 - Allie, Gair
    1935 - Veale, Bob
    1954 - Stewart, Sammy
    1954 - Rajsich, Gary
    1960 - Knudson, Mark
    1961 - Melvin, Bob

    1964 - Harris, Lenny
    1965 - Casian, Larry

    1966 - Bogar, Tim
    1966 - Guzman, Juan
    1969 - Bullinger, Kirk
    1974 - Looper, Braden
    1981 - McLouth, Nate
    1982 - Bonderman, Jeremy
    1982 - Lerew, Anthony
    1983 - Caridad, Esmailin
    1986 - Thole, Josh
    1987 - Lawrence, Casey
    1988 - Joseph, Corban
    1990 - Hanc0ck, Justin
    1991 - Palka, Daniel

    Baseball Deaths on October 28...

    1879 - Hallinan, Jimmy
    1904 - Field, Sam
    1907 - Kennedy, Ted
    1925 - Wilson, Willy
    1937 - Shallix, Gus
    1937 - Whiting, Jesse
    1942 - Coogan, Dan
    1948 - Ellam, Roy
    1952 - Lawson, Bob
    1965 - Barbare, Walter
    1969 - Rullo, Joe
    1969 - Callahan, Dave
    1970 - Martini, Wedo
    1979 - Ingram, Mel
    1983 - Sanders, Ray
    1987 - McClanahan, Pete
    1988 - Tyriver, Dave
    1993 - Seeds, Bob

    1993 - Koonce, Cal
    1996 - Samuels, Joe
    2000 - Cedeno, Andujar
    2011 - Adams, Ricky





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« Reply #5068 on: October 29, 2018, 12:04:44 am »

    On October 29 in Baseball History...

    1889 - The National League's Giants defeat the Brooklyn Bridegrooms of the American Association, 3-2, to win the World's Championship Series, a precursor to the modern-day World Series. The nine-game postseason matchup is the Big Apple's first 'Subway Series', although that type of transportation will not available until 1904.

    1920 - In a move less heralded than the acquisition of Babe Ruth earlier in the year, the Yankees hire Red Sox skipper Ed Barrow to be the team's general manager. Under the future Hall of Famer's leadership over the next quarter-century, the Bronx Bombers will win 14 American League pennants and 10 World Series championships.

    1928 - The Giants trade Lefty O’Doul to the Phillies in exchange for an outfielder named Freddy Leach. O'Doul, who started his career as a left-handed pitcher, will lead the league in hitting with a .398 batting average next season and will be the runner-up for the MVP to Rogers Hornsby.

    1931 - A’s southpaw Lefty Grove is named the American League’s MVP. The future Hall of Famer posts a 31-4 (.886) record while compiling a league-leading ERA of 2.08 for first place Philadelphia.  He led the league in strikeouts for the seventh straight season and topped all pitchers in winning percentage, ERA and complete games.

    1942 - Branch Rickey, the innovator of the farm systems which helped to build a strong Redbird franchise, resigns as the Cardinals’ vice president. Three days later, the Dodgers will announce the Mahatma has been named president of the Brooklyn club, a move that will help to fill the void created by Brooklyn's general manager Larry MacPhail's enlistment in the army to serve in World War II.

    1945 - Happy Chandler, who had continued to serve in the U.S. Senate after becoming commissioner, resigns his political office. He will move the commissioner's quarters to Cincinnati.

    1949 - The White Sox make arguably their best trade ever, sending catcher Joe Tipton, who hit .204 in his one season in Chicago, to the Athletics for young Nellie Fox.

    1969 - Tom Seaver, who won 25 games to help lead the Mets to one of the most unlikely championships in baseball history, is voted the NL Cy Young Award winner.

    1975 - As their overwhelming choice, the Baseball Writers Association of American selects Fred Lynn (.331, 21, 105) as the American League Rookie of the Year. The 22-year old Red Sox all-star outfielder receives 23.5 out 24 first place votes with teammate Jim Rice getting the other .5.

    1979 - Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays, one of the game's most popular players, severs all ties with major league baseball when he accepts a public relations job with an Atlantic City c@sino. Due to the gambling aspect of the position, he had been given an ultimatum by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to disassociate himself from the national pastime.

    1981 - Bill Giles, Phillies vice president for the past 11 years, heads a group that purchases the club for just over $30 million, the highest price paid to date for a major-league club. Giles is the son of longtime NL president Warren C. Giles.

    1985 - Cardinal pitcher Joaquin Andujar is suspended for the first ten games of next season as a result of bumping Don Denkinger twice during his World Series Game 7 dispute with the home plate umpire over balls and strikes calls.

    1991 - Braves skipper Bobby Cox becomes the first person to be named the Manager of the Year in both leagues when he is selected by the BBWAA as the National League's top field boss. The 50-year old former third baseman, who won the AL honor with the Blue Jays in 1985, led Atlanta to their first pennant, after the team finished with the worst record in baseball during the previous season.

    1991 - Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as the Yankee manager. During his four-year reign as the Bronx Bomber skipper, the 36-year old will compile a 313-268 (.539) record capturing the American League Manager of the Year award and AL East title in 1994 and the league's first wild card the following year.

    2001 - Commissioner Bud Selig says major league baseball is considering eliminating two teams by the start of next season. Contraction would include the Montreal Expos and either the Minnesota Twins or the Florida Marlins.

    2002 - Bringing the total to seven this month, three new managers are named including Ned Yost (Brewers), Ken Macha (A's) and Eric Wedge (Indians). Being younger than two of his players (Ellis Burks and Omar Vizquel), the Tribe's skipper, at the age of 34, becomes youngest manager in the major leagues. 

    2006 - Silas Simmons, the oldest baseball player who ever lived, passes away at St. Petersburg's Westminster Suncoast retirement community in Florida. The 111-year old was a southpaw hurler in the Negro Leagues for 17 years and played for the Homestead Grays, New York Lincoln Giants, and Cuban All-Stars.

    2008 - Playing three innings at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies complete the first-ever suspended game in World Series history beating the Rays, 4-3, in Game 5 to win the Fall Classic. It is only the second World Championship in franchise history, and the first since 1980.

    2009 - Derek Jeter is the recipient of this year's Roberto Clemente Award, an honor given to a player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, and community involvement. The 35-year-old Yankee captain joins 13 Hall of Famers and former Bronx Bombers Ron Guidry and Don Baylor in winning the prestigious prize.

    2010 - Sandy Alderson is officially introduced as the Mets' new general manager at a Citi Field news conference. The 62-year old Harvard Law School graduate, who has served as the former president and GM of the A's and chief executive officer of the Padres, is being allowed to leave his current administrative position with MLB to take the challenging role of rebuilding the directionless organization, that includes the hiring of a new manager for the team.

    2010 - Joe Girardi finalizes a new three-year contract with the Yankees to remain the team's manager. During the season it had been rumored that the Illinois native and former Cub catcher might have an interest to replace the retiring Lou Piniella as the Chicago skipper, a position recently filled by interim Mike Quade.

    2013 - The Oakland Athletics signed Philip Humber as a free agent.

    2013 - Jose Abreu, who defected from Cuba last summer, has finalized a $68 million, six-year deal with the White Sox. The 26 year-old slugger, who batted .360 (9 for 25) with three home runs and nine RBIs for his island nation during the World Baseball Classic in March, is projected to play first base or to be the team's designated hitter, helping to bolster a weak offense that scored the fewest runs in the American League this season, en route to a 63-99 record.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 29...

    1852 - Kimber, Sam
    1859 - Reccius, John
    1863 - Baldwin, Mark
    1877 - Iburg, Ham
    1882 - Hofman, Solly
    1882 - Browning, Frank
    1883 - Mason, Del
    1888 - Yingling, Earl
    1889 - Kyle, Andy
    1891 - Finneran, Happy
    1897 - Pickup, Ty
    1909 - Winegarner, Ralph
    1923 - Mackinson, John
    1924 - Bamberger, Hal
    1939 - Richert, Pete
    1944 - Neibauer, Gary
    1944 - Bibby, Jim
    1946 - Baker, Frank
    1953 - McGilberry, Randy
    1954 - Young, Kip
    1955 - Brown, Darrell
    1957 - Felton, Terry
    1957 - Stablein, George
    1959 - Barfield, Jesse
    1966 - Combs, Pat
    1967 - Romero, Mandy
    1967 - Elvira, Narciso
    1967 - Gohr, Greg
    1970 - Moore, Kerwin
    1972 - Barker, Richie
    1974 - Dickey, R.A.
    1975 - Garcia, Karim
    1975 - Johnson, Gary
    1975 - Randall, Scott
    1982 - Venable, Will
    1983 - Eveland, Dana
    1984 - Mijares, Jose
    1988 - Hellweg, Johnny
    1990 - Inciarte, Ender
    1990 - White, Tyler
    1991 - Alcantara. Arismendy
    1992 - Brewer, Colton
    1993 - Read, Raudy

    Baseball Deaths on October 29...

    1909 - Lyston, John
    1923 - Nabors, Jack
    1924 - Snyder, Pop
    1930 - Wright, Gene
    1938 - Daly, Tom
    1938 - Towne, Babe

    1941 - Murdoch, Wilbur
    1941 - Hendrick, Harvey
    1944 - Hardesty, Scott
    1949 - Malarkey, John
    1959 - Fultz, Dave
    1961 - Cafego, Tom
    1965 - Fuller, Frank
    1965 - McKechnie, Bill
    1966 - Grabowski, Al
    1968 - Hohman, Bill
    1972 - Dietz, Dutch
    1973 - Beck, George
    1974 - Kerlin, Orie
    1974 - Wilson, George

    1976 - Malmberg, Harry
    1982 - Sheehan, Tom
    1988 - Cohen, Andy
    1991 - Coker, Jimmie
    1993 - Moore, Anse
    1995 - Niemiec, Al
    1996 - Blackwell, Ewell
    2009 - Fields, Steve
    2017 - Richter, Al


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« Reply #5069 on: October 30, 2018, 12:04:20 am »

    On October 30 in Baseball History...

    1911 - Clark Griffith is named manager at Washington, beginning a stand in the nation's capitol as manager, then owner, that will last until his death in 1955.

    1929 - The Cardinals name their coach Gabby Street as the team's field boss to replace Bill McKechnie, who left to manage the Boston Braves. In his first two seasons, the new Redbirds' manager will lead the club to two National League pennants and a World Series championship.

    1945 - Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a contract with Montreal of the International League for 1946. Black pitcher John Wright also signs.

    1956 - The sale of the historic, but out-of-date, Ebbets Field to real estate developer Marvin Kratter becomes one of the first indications the ballpark is nearing its end, and, perhaps, a harbinger of the Dodgers' exodus from Brooklyn. As part of the deal, club owner Walter O'Malley is given a three-year lease, with an additional two years to be added in January, to stay and play at the Flatbush facility, which means the 'Bums' have a potential home in the borough until 1961.

    1963 - Sandy Koufax, who unanimously won the Cy Young Award six days ago, is also named the National League's MVP. The Dodger legend out points Cardinals' infielder Dick Groat, 237-190.

    1964 - American hurler Joe Stanka wins the league's MVP award pitching for the Nankai Hawks. His three straight victories over the Yomiuri Giants help his team capture the Japanese Series.

    1967 - Arthur Allyn announces that his White Sox will play nine games in Milwaukee in 1968. Chicago will become the first AL team to play regular season games outside its own city since 1905.

    1974 - A's hurler Catfish Hunter is named the American League's Cy Young winner. The 25-game winner, due to a contract dispute with owner Charlie Finley, will be declared one of baseball's first free-agents and will become the game's highest paid pitcher in baseball when he signs a five-year contract with the Yankees for $3.75 million.

    1975 - Giant pitcher John Montefusco (15-9, 2.88, 215), also known as 'The Count', wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The Expos' freshman catcher Gary Carter (.270, 18, 68), who will be elected into the Hall of Fame in 2003, receives nine of the first-place votes of the 24 cast by the writers to finish second in the balloting.

    1984 - Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins the AL Cy Young Award, edging fellow reliever Dan Quisenberry of the Royals. Hernandez was 9-3 with 32 saves and a 1.92 ERA.

    1986 - The Orioles trade Storm Davis to the Padres for catcher Terry Kennedy and minor leaguer Mark Williamson. After getting off to a 2-7 start with an ERA of 6.18 with San Diego, the right-hander will be dealt to Oakland in August for players to named later.

    2000 - Signing a three-year, $2 million contract, broadcaster Bob Brenly, 46, is named as manager of the Diamondbacks. The former major league catcher replaces Buck Showalter, the club's only manager, who was let go at the end of the season.

    2001 - George W. Bush becomes the eighth president to attend a World Series game and the first since Dwight D. Eisenhower to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Wearing a New York Fire Department windbreaker in honor of the heroes of the September 11 attacks, the Commander in Chief walks to the mound by himself, gives a thumbs up, and throws a perfect strike to the Yankees' backup catcher much to the delight of the stadium faithful.

    2007 - The Yankees sign Joe Girardi to a three-year deal worth a reported $7.5 million to replace popular manager Joe Torre, who left earlier in the month rejecting a 29% pay cut after guiding his club to their 12th postseason appearance in 12 years. The 43-year old former catcher and broadcaster, the NL manager of the year with the 2006 Marlins, beat out coaches Don Mattingly and Tony Pena to become the team's 32nd skipper.

    2007 - Calling it a mutual decision, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti announces Grady Little (170-154 , .525) has decided to leave the organization with a year left on his three-year contract to manage the club. The resignation fuels speculation of the club hiring former Yankee manager Joe Torre as the team's new skipper.

    2007 - Citing the veteran catcher's ability to mentor younger players, the Astros re-sign Brad Ausmus to a one-year, $2 million incentive-laden deal. The 38-year Gold Glove backstop is expected to have a reduced role next season as rookie sensation J.R. Towles takes over behind the plate for Houston.

    2007 - Ria Cortesio, professional baseball's only active female umpire and sixth overall, is released after nine years of making calls in the minors. The 31-year old crew chief, whose mask is in the Hall of Fame, worked the Futures Game and Home Run Derby at the 2006 All-Star game played in Pittsburgh, and she was on the bases for an exhibition game between the Diamondbacks and Cubs during spring training.

    2008 - Ken Macha is hired by the Brewers to manage the team. The former A's skipper, fired by Oakland after the club was swept by Detroit in the 2006 ALCS, replaces Dale Sveum, the interim manager who took over when Ned Yost was let go with a dozen games left in the regular season.

    2008 - Adding another first baseman to an already crowded field at that position, the Royals obtain Mike Jacobs (.247, 32, 93) from the Marlins in exchange for reliever Leo Nuñez (4-1, 2.98). The 28 year-old infielder from Florida gives Kansas City a much-needed left-handed slugger in the middle of the lineup.

    2009 - Tom Ricketts, the Cubs' chairman, makes it clear that the intent of the new ownership is to win a World Championship. At at his introductory press conference, the investment banker tells the media he believes a thoughtful, long-range approach is needed for the team to succeed in overcoming its 101-year absence from the Fall Classic.

    2009 - Freddy Sanchez signs a $12-million, two-year contract extension to stay with the Giants, the team the Pirates traded him to in mid-season in exchange for a minor league pitching prospect. Due to an ailing shoulder, the two-time all-star second baseman and former batting champ played in only 25 games with San Francisco.

    2010 - Defeating San Francisco, the Rangers win their first World Series game in franchise history, 4-2. With the Astros being swept by the White Sox in 2005, the victory is also the first by any Texas team in the Fall Classic, snapping a Lone Star State losing streak of six games.

    2012 - White Sox mid-season pick-ups Brett Myers and Kevin Youkilis are two of six MLB players that are granted free agency.

    2012 - The Tigers announce Jim Leyland’s contract has been extended through 2013, after he managed the team to an American League pennant on a one-year deal this season. The 67-year-old skipper has been a major league manager for 21 years, including the last seven with Detroit, where he led the club to the postseason three times and the World Series twice.

    2013 - Boston captures the World Championship at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918 when they beat the Cardinals, 6-1, in Game 6 of the Fall Classic. The team, that had suffered an 86-year drought between World Series titles, has now won three crowns in the past ten years.

    2017 - The San Francisco Giants claimed Micah Johnson from the Cincinnati Reds on waivers.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 30...

    1857 - Fries, Pete
    1865 - Nagle, Tom
    1866 - Conway, Pete
    1867 - Delahanty, Ed
    1871 - Freeman, Buck
    1874 - Curran, Sammy
    1880 - Curtis, Fred
    1886 - Sommers, Rudy
    1888 - McHale, Marty
    1891 - Deal, Charlie
    1894 - Dillinger, Harley
    1895 - Healy, Thomas
    1896 - Manion, Clyde
    1898 - Fowler, Jesse
    1898 - Terry, Bill
    1901 - Kellett, Al
    1903 - Heath, Mickey
    1906 - Joiner, Roy
    1913 - Burrows, John
    1914 - Wilkie, Lefty
    1916 - Borom, Red
    1917 - Bragan, Bobby
    1918 - Ordenana, Tony
    1921 - Kehn, Chet
    1921 - Abernathy, Ted
    1927 - Adc0ck, Joe
    1930 - Nicholas, Don

    1935 - Perry, Jim
    1941 - Hart, Jim Ray
    1945 - Skidmore, Roe
    1951 - Poquette, Tom
    1952 - Brennan, Tom

    1957 - Jimenez, Houston
    1959 - Leeper, Dave
    1960 - Tunnell, Lee
    1960 - Perry, Gerald
    1960 - Escobar, Jose
    1960 - Valle, Dave
    1961 - Johnson, Joe
    1961 - Garrelts, Scott
    1962 - Portugal, Mark
    1962 - Tartabull, Danny

    1966 - Ettles, Mark
    1968 - McCarthy, Greg
    1968 - Plantenberg, Erik
    1975 - Dominique, Andy
    1975 - Scutero, Marco
    1976 - Coggin, David
    1978 - Matos, Luis
    1979 - Bartlett, Jason
    1980 - Jacobs, Mike
    1980 - Nix, Laynce
    1981 - Snell, Ian
    1982 - Albaladejo, Jonathan
    1982 - Hernandez, Anderson
    1982 - Parra, Manny
    1984 - Robinson, Shane
    1986 - Jennings, Desmond
    1987 - Kelly, Ryan
    1990 - Panik, Joe
    1990 - Schuster, Patrick
    1992 - Morales, Osmer

    Baseball Deaths on October 30...

    1886 - Graham, Bernie
    1919 - Lattimore, Bill
    1931 - Hornung, Joe
    1931 - Tyng, Jim
    1935 - Brodie, Steve
    1936 - Morrissey, Jack
    1943 - Whitney, Frank
    1951 - Woods, Walt
    1956 - Midkiff, Dick
    1957 - Beebe, Fred
    1965 - Fohl, Lee
    1966 - Pearson, Alex
    1966 - Barrett, Dick
    1966 - Cecil, Rex
    1970 - Welsh, Jimmy
    1971 - Harding, Charlie
    1974 - Shevlin, Jimmy
    1978 - Diggs, Reese
    1982 - Woods, Pinky
    1988 - Walter, Bernie
    1996 - Thorpe, Bob
    1998 - Schmees, George
    2001 - Lucadello, Johnny
    2005 - Allen, Bob
    2005 - Lopez, Al

    2009 - Schultz, Howie
    2011 - Scott, Mickey
    2013 - Currie, Bill
    2015 - Siebern, Norm



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« Reply #5070 on: October 31, 2018, 12:11:12 am »

    On October 31 in Baseball History...

    1931 - The Cardinals release right-hander Burleigh Grimes, the last legal spitballer. Ol' Stubblebeard will finish his 19-year Hall of Fame career with a 270-212 record along with an ERA of 3.53.

    1953 - After touring Japan with the Giants, Commissioner Ford Frick compares the level of Japanese play to that of Class A of the American minors.

    1957 - Yogi Berra says the team returned fine money to players involved in the Copacabana fight. A group of Yankees, that also included Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford and Moose Skowron, had gathered at the New York popular night spot to celebrate Billy Martin's 29th birthday in May when the infamous altercation occurred with a group of patrons, resulting in unwanted newspaper headlines for the storied franchise.

    1960 - The Giants trade infielder Andy Rodgers to Milwaukee for Alvin Dark. San Francisco obtains their former team captain not to be a player, but rather to be the team's new manager for the upcoming season.

    1961 - A federal judge rules that Birmingham, Alabama, laws against integrated playing fields are illegal, eliminating the last barrier against integration in the Southern Association.

    1967 - San Francisco's Mike McCormick, the league leader with 22 victories, is the NL Cy Young Award winner. It is the first year that pitchers are honored in each league.

    1967 - As the overwhelming choice of 23 of the 24 experts surveyed, Dick Williams is selected as the United Press International's American League Manager of the Year. The 38-year old skipper guided the underdog Red Sox to a pennant, emerging on top from a fierce four-team pennant race that went down to the last day of the season.

    1972 - Gaylord Perry (24-16,1.92) of the Indians edges Wilbur Wood (24-17, 2.51) for the American League Cy Young Award. Although the future Hall of Fame hurler receives only 9 of the 24 first place votes, the North Carolina native still out points the White Sox starter, 64-58.

    1972 - In a seven-player trade, Don Money is dealt by the Phillies along with Bill Champion and John Vukovich to the Brewers in exchange for Ken Brett, Jim Lonborg, Ken Sanders and Earl Stephenson. The 25 year-old versatile infielder will spend over a decade with Milwaukee, becoming a four-time All-Star.

    1973 - Tom Seaver wins the NL Cy Young Award, the first time the honor has gone to a pitcher with fewer than 20 wins. Seaver was 19-10 and led the league in ERA (2.08) and strikeouts (251).

    1979 - Mike Flanagan (23-9, 3.08) wins the Cy Young Award easily outdistancing New York's Tommy John (21-9, 2.97). The Orioles' southpaw receives 26 of the 27 first-place votes cast by the writers.

    2001 - For the first time since Philadelphia A's Mule Haas hit a game-tying two-run homer in Game 5 of the 1929 World Series, a team comes from behind to tie a Fall Classic game in the ninth and goes on to win in extra innings. Tino Martinez sends the game into overtime with a two-out homer off Diamondbacks' closer Byung-Hyun Kim and Derek Jeter, dubbed Mr. November, wins it after the stroke of midnight with a full count two-out round tripper giving the Bronx Bombers a 3-2 victory and knots the series at two games apiece.

    2005 - On Halloween night, former Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein, on the night of his resignation, eludes the media parked outside Fenway Park disguised in a gorilla suit. At a future charity event, the hairy costume will be auctioned and will make $11,000 for the Jimmy Fund and Theo's Foundation, To Be Named Later.

    2006 - Joining Don Mattingly (Yankees, 1987), Cal Ripken Jr. (Orioles, 1991), Frank Thomas (White Sox, 1995), Jeff Bagwell (Astros, 1995), and Manny Ramirez (Red Sox, 2002), Cardinal first baseman Albert Pujols becomes the sixth player to get a perfect score (100) in the annual player rankings. The Elias Sports Bureau rating, which was created as part of the settlement of the 1981 strike to determine compensation for the loss of a free agent, takes into account a player's plate appearances, batting average, on-base percentage, home runs and RBIs compared to others playing the same position during the two past seasons.

    2006 - The Astros announce the club will not exercise their option on first baseman Jeff Bagwell for the 2007 season. 'BagPipes' is the all-time franchise leader in home runs, RBIs and walks.

    2008 - The Mets waste no time in exercising their $12 million option on Carlos Delgado. After a well-publicized slow start, which strained the relationship with his then-manager Willie Randolph, the 36-year old first baseman batted .313, blasted 24 homers, and drove in 70 runs during the last three months of the season playing for new skipper Jerry Manuel.

    2009 - Alex Rodriguez's Game 3 fly ball in the right-field corner of Citizens Bank Park becomes the subject of the first instant replay call in World Series history. The Yankee third baseman's hit, originally ruled a double, is changed by the umpires to a home run after the replay clearly shows the ball going over the fence before striking a television camera and bouncing back to the field.

    2010 - For the first time in major league history, two former presidents attend the same World Series game when George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush are both at Rangers Ballpark for Game 4 of the Fall Classic. Prior to the contest against San Francisco, the elder Bush, a former first baseman at Yale, stands close by when his son, the former controlling owner of the Texas franchise, throws the ceremonial first pitch.

    2011 - Although offered approximately $4.5 million for a three-year extension, four times the amount of his previous salary, Theo Epstein decides to leave the BoSox after being the youngest general manager to lead a team to a World Championship. The split with team president Larry Lucchino, who hired the 18 year-old Yale undergraduate as an Oriole intern, gave him a position with the Padres before bringing the ‘Boy Wonder’ to Boston, takes the Red Sox Nation by surprise.

    2011 - The World Champion Cardinals announced that Tony La Russa, the team's manager for the past 16 seasons, has decided to retire. The 67-year old skipper, who is only 35 games behind John McGraw on the all-time list for second place for games won, compiled a 2,728–2,365 (.536) managerial record during his 33 seasons with the White Sox, A's and St. Louis.

    2011 - The Mets announce on their Twitter page that the team is planning to move the left- and right-field fences at Citi Field closer to home plate by as much as 12 feet and to also lower the home-run line to eight feet. The Amazins, who have hit the fewest home runs at home of any major league team since moving into their new ballpark in 2009, will see the number of round-trippers dramatically increase when the new dimensions result in 21 additional homers for the team and 24 more for opponents

    2013 - The Nationals name Diamondback coach Matt Williams as their sixth manager in team history, replacing Davey Johnson, who previously announced his retirement. The job will be the 47 year-old former All-Star third baseman’s first major league managerial stint.

    2014 - The Cubs dismissed manager Rick Renteria, who, according to GM Theo Epstein, "deserved to come back for another season". The availability of Joe Maddon, announced as the team's new skipper an hour after Renteria's dismissal, puts an end to the first-year skipper's managerial career in Chicago.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 31...

    1856 - Kelly, Kick
    1862 - Henderson, Hardie
    1864 - Bickham, Dan
    1874 - Smith, Harry
    1876 - Fisher, Ed
    1882 - Daniels, Bert
    1884 - Lush, Ernie
    1886 - Malloy, Alex
    1888 - Burns, Ed
    1892 - O'Brien, Ray
    1893 - Herring, Bill
    1894 - Crawford, Ken
    1896 - Dickerman, Leo
    1897 - Wirts, Kettle

    1897 - Rego, Tony
    1901 - Flaskamper, Roy

    1904 - Stout, Allyn
    1907 - Treadaway, Ray
    1910 - Haslin, Mickey
    1913 - Huston, Warren
    1916 - Keltner, Ken
    1924 - Fondy, Dee
    1934 - Boles, Carl
    1937 - Tyriver, Dave
    1938 - Donohue, Jim
    1939 - Stroud, Ed
    1941 - Spiezio, Ed

    1942 - McNally, Dave
    1943 - Klages, Fred
    1943 - Voss, Bill

    1943 - Hoffman, John
    1948 - Rivers, Mickey
    1951 - Freisleben, Dave
    1958 - Soff, Ray
    1958 - Zuvella, Paul
    1960 - Gallego, Mike
    1963 - Smith, Mike
    1963 - McGriff, Fred
    1963 - Nokes, Matt
    1964 - Rosenberg, Steve
    1966 - Keyser, Brian

    1968 - Taubensee, Eddie
    1969 - Marrero, Oreste
    1969 - Mashore, Damon
    1970 - Trachsel, Steve
    1972 - Clemons, Chris

    1973 - Dellucci, David
    1973 - Byrdak, Tim
    1974 - Cox, Steve
    1981 - Napoli, Mike
    1981 - Wells, Jared
    1982 - Hinshaw, Alex
    1983 - Mendoza, Luis
    1984 - Varvaro, Anthony
    1985 - Guerra, Javy

    1985 - Parrino, Andy
    1987 - Navarro, Yamaico
    1989 - McGough, Scott
    1991 - Kemp, Tony

    Baseball Deaths on October 31...

    1901 - Cahill, John
    1918 - Hilsey, Charlie
    1922 - Padden, Dick
    1933 - Loudenslager, Charlie
    1936 - McGuire, Deacon
    1937 - Walsh, Ed

    1949 - Lundbom, Jack
    1956 - Leighton, John
    1966 - Johnson, Elmer
    1968 - Perdue, Hub
    1968 - Glaze, Ralph
    1970 - Lucas, Johnny
    1974 - Myer, Buddy
    1976 - Lear, King
    1981 - Archer, Fred
    1982 - Blake, Sheriff
    1983 - Halas, George "Papa Bear"
    1991 - Parsons, Dixie
    1997 - Hairston, Sammy

    1998 - Thurman, Bob
    2006 - Nelson, Rocky

    2010 - Wilson Artie
    2013 - Knucks, Johnny
    2014 - Halsey, Brad
    2014 - Roy, Jean-Pierre
    2017 - Talbot, Bob
    2018 - McCovey, Willie






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« Reply #5071 on: November 01, 2018, 12:01:14 am »

    On November 1 in Baseball History...

    1914 - Connie Mack begins cleaning house, asking waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank, and Chief Bender. Colby Jack goes to the Dodgers. Plank and Bender escape Mack's maneuvering by jumping to the Federal League. Despite the pennant, Philadelphia fans did not support the A's and the club lost $50,000.

    1938 - National League batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named the Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers. Chicago pitcher Bill Lee is runner-up.

    1942 - Larry MacPhail enters the Army. The Dodgers look to St. Louis for leadership. After two decades in St. Louis, Branch Rickey splits with owner Sam Breadon. He will sign to become General Manager at Brooklyn.

    1946 - The right foot of Cleveland owner Bill Veeck is amputated, a result of a war injury in the South Pacific two years before. Veeck has had a tremendous impact on promotion in a half season of ownership. A minor but typical change is the regular posting of National League scores on the Cleveland scoreboard, a departure from the long-standing practice of both leagues.

    1951 - Future Hall of Famer Roy Campanella (.325, 33, 108) wins the first of his three National League MVP Awards. The Dodger backstop will also receive the prestigious honor in 1953 and 1955.

    1960 - Baltimore shortstop Ron Hansen is voted American League Rookie of the Year, getting twenty-two of twenty-four votes. The other votes go to teammates Chuck Estrada and Jim Gentile.

    1966 - Sandy Koufax becomes the first three-time winner of the Cy Young Award. He is a unanimous winner for the second-straight year. This is the last year that only one award is given for pitchers in both of the major leagues.

    1968 - Thirty-game winner Denny McLain is the unanimous American League winner of the Cy Young Award.

    1972 - Paul Owens replaces himself when he introduces Danny Ozark as Philadelphia's new manager. Owens, the team's general manager, had fired skipper Frank Lucchesi, and he took over the managerial reins in July to get a closer look at the players of the last-place Phillies, who finished the season with a 57-97 record.

    1978 - After dominating the American League, Yankee lefty Ron Guidry (25-3,1.74) wins the league's Cy Young Award unanimously. 'Gator' receives all 28 first-place votes with Mike Caldwell and Jim Palmer the runners-up for the prestigious pitching award.

    1979 - Edward Bennett Williams buys the Orioles for a reported $12.3 million from Jerold Hoffberger. The successful trial attorney will own the club until his death in 1988, and under his ownership, the team will sign a new long-term lease with the city of Baltimore that will pay for the innovative Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a ballpark he will not live to see.

    1982 - Doug Rader becomes the twelfth manager in the Rangers' twelve-year history. The 38-year old managed the Padres' Triple A club for the past three years.

    1982 - The National League owners block the re-election of Bowie Kuhn thus ending his fourteen-year reign as baseball's boss. The American League owners voted in favor of Kuhn 11-3, the National League 7-5. But his eighteen votes left him two shy of the three-fourths majority required for reelection. Next year, the commissioner's supporters will make a failed last-ditch effort to retain him, but he will be allowed to stay in his position to the end of the 1984 regular season, before being replaced by Peter Ueberroth.

    1988 - Chris Sabo, who hit .271 with eleven home runs and forty-six stolen bases as the Reds third baseman, wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. Chicago's Mark Grace is runner-up.

    2000 - Larry Bowa is hired as the Phillies manager replacing the recently released Terry Francona. The former Phillies' shortstop had managed the Padres in 1987-88 to a record of 81-127.

    2000 - Succeeding Davey Johnson, Jim Tracy, the team's bench coach, is hired as the Dodgers manager. L.A.'s new skipper will compile a 427-383 (.527) record during his five-year stint with the club, including a NL West Division flag in 2004.

    2001 - The first major league game ever started in the month of November is a memorable one when the Yankees, for the second consecutive night, make a dramatic comeback in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and go on to a World Series victory in extra innings. Tonight's heroes are Scott Brosius, who hits a game-tying two out two-run homer to knot the game at 2-2, and Alfonso Soriano, who singles in Chuck Knoblauch in the 12th giving the Yankees a 3-2 victory and 3-2 lead in the Fall Classic over the Diamondbacks.

    2001 - The Astros name Jimy Williams, 58, as the franchise's thirteenth skipper. The 35-year veteran, who also managed the Blue Jays and Red Sox, replaces Larry Dierker, who despite reaching the postseason four times in five seasons was unable to win a playoff series.

    2004 - Wally Backman signs a two-year contract to manage the Diamondbacks, baseball's worst team last season. The 45-year old former major league infielder, who replaces interim manager Al Pedrique, was the skipper of the Lancaster JetHawks, Arizona's Class A team in California, posting an 86-54 record.

    2005 - A bronze sculpture featuring the friendship of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson is unveiled at Brooklyn's KeySpan Park, home of the Mets' Single-A team. The William Behrends sculpture captures the moment when the Dodger captain showed support by putting his arm around his black teammate's shoulder, hushing an unruly crowd hurling racial slurs at his teammate at Crosley Field in 1947.

    2006 - The Seibu Lions officially agree to release Daisuke Matsuzaka, giving the 26-year-old Japanese League pitching sensation an opportunity to play in the United States. It is reported the team plans to charge an American major league club $30 million just for rights to negotiate with the former 2006 World Baseball Classic and 2004 Olympic teams standout.

    2006 - In a move designed to prepare the team's next manager, the Yankees promote hitting instructor Don Mattingly to bench coach to assist Joe Torre for next season. The Bronx Bombers' former All-Star first baseman replaces Lee Mazzilli, who will not be brought back by New York. 

    2007 - After retiring 24 of 24 Ham Fighters batters in eight innings, Daisuke Yamai of the Dragons is replaced by the closer Hitoki Iwase, who retires the side in order and gets a save in the 1-0 victory against Nippon. The combined perfect game in Game 5 of the seven-game series wins the Japanese Series and brings Chunichi its first title in 53 years.

    2007 - The Dodgers hire Brooklyn-born Joe Torre as their 26th manager in franchise history, the eighth since the club moved to the West Coast from their new manager's hometown. The former Yankee manager was replaced in New York this week by Joe Girardi, who had been initially pursued by Los Angeles to replace the team's skipper, Grady Little.

    2007 - In an interview aired on MSNBC, Barry Bonds said he is prepared to boycott his induction, when elected, into the Hall of Fame if the museum accepts the ball he hit for his record-breaking 756th career home run marked with a permanent asterisk. Fashion designer Marc Ecko, who bought the historic sphere for $752,467, released the results of an internet poll he conducted on, in which nearly half the fans (47%), voted in favor of sending it to Cooperstown after branding the ball.

    2007 - In response to Hank Steinbrenner's sarcastic remark about Alex Rodriguez entering the Hall of Fame as a member of the Mud Hens rather than as a Yankee, the Toledo Triple A team frivolously offers the free agent a contract. The minor league deal includes a bonus for hitting 75 home runs next season and leading the affiliate of the Tigers to ten consecutive International League titles.

    2008 - The Red Sox and Lee County (FL) sign an agreement which will keep Boston's spring training home in the Fort Myers area for the next three decades. The 30-year deal will keep the team playing in the City of Palms Park, until a new complex is completed prior to the 2012 season.

    2010 - Edgar Renteria, who drove in the winning run for the Marlins against Cleveland in the 11th inning during Game 7 of the 1997 Fall Classic, joins Yankees legends Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra as only the fourth player in baseball history to collect two World Series-winning hits. The Series MVP's three-run homer off Cliff Lee in the seventh inning leads to San Francisco's 3-1 victory over the Rangers, and brings a World Championship to the Giants for the first time since 1954.

    2014 - The Blue Jays trade long-time fan favorite Adam Lind to the Brewers in exchange for right-handed starter Marco Estrada, who will become a mainstay in the Toronto rotation. The team's former DH will play one season with the Brew Crew before being traded to Seattle for three minor leaguers.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 1...

    1859 - McPhee, Bid
    1864 - Baldwin, Kid
    1866 - Demarais, Fred
    1870 - Murphy, Connie
    1872 - Hopkins, Mike
    1873 - McFarlan, Dan
    1874 - Owens, Red
    1875 - Hogan, Harry
    1878 - Kennedy, Snapper
    1879 - Terry, John
    1880 - Fisher, Tom
    1884 - Hyatt, Ham
    1887 - Akers, Jerry
    1888 - Gilmore, Grover
    1891 - Stafford, Heinie
    1892 - York, Lefty
    1892 - Blackburn, Earl
    1893 - Burr, Alex
    1893 - Lawry, Otis
    1894 - Berger, Clarence
    1904 - Burnett, Johnny
    1906 - Rambo, Pete
    1906 - Schuble, Heinie
    1907 - French, Larry
    1911 - Parks, Art
    1915 - Tramback, Red
    1917 - Mullin, Pat
    1922 - Lapihuska, Andy
    1927 - Power, Vic
    1931 - Kemmerer, Russ

    1932 - Pyburn, Jim
    1934 - Goss, Howie
    1945 - Brooks, Bobby
    1946 - Baney, Dick
    1946 - Kennedy, Jim
    1950 - Compton, Clint
    1951 - Raich, Eric
    1951 - Ruiz, Chico
    1954 - Dilone, Miguel
    1956 - Redus, Gary

    1957 - Moreno, Jose
    1958 - Thompson, Rich
    1960 - Valenzuela, Fernando
    1964 - Williams, Eddie

    1966 - Wells, Bob
    1967 - Rodriguez, Carlos
    1974 - Glynn, Ryan
    1976 - Davidson, Cleatus
    1979 - Crisp, Coco
    1983 - Tolleson, Steven
    1984 - Vogt, Stephen
    1985 - Orlando, Paulo

    1986 - Cruz, Rhiner
    1987 - Bass, Anthony
    1987 - Geltz, Steve
    1987 - Joseph, Donnie
    1988 - Tanaka, Masahiro
    1988 - Wimmers, Alex
    1989 - Beltre, Engel
    1993 - Hanhold, Eric

    Baseball Deaths on November 1...

    1910 - Pettit, Bob
    1917 - Brady, Steve
    1922 - Goeckel, Billy
    1925 - Serad, Billy
    1925 - Clark, Roy
    1933 - Scott, Ed
    1937 - Frey, Benny
    1944 - Brandt, Ed
    1945 - Hale, George
    1948 - Mollenkamp, Fred
    1951 - Doolan, Mickey
    1952 - McNichol, Ed
    1953 - Clement, Wally
    1956 - McKenry, Limb
    1957 - Caldwell, Charlie
    1961 - Hughes, Tom
    1967 - Gabler, Frank

    1969 - Winn, George
    1969 - Mellana, Joe
    1974 - Bush, Joe
    1983 - Ruble, Art
    1988 - Sullivan, Lefty
    1999 - McLaughlin, Pat
    2001 - Cheney, Tom
    2003 - Senerchia, Sonny
    2012 - Perez, Pascual
    2016 - Orsino, John



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« Reply #5072 on: November 02, 2018, 12:21:37 am »

    On November 2 in Baseball History...

    1913 - St. Louis Browns player-manager George Stovall, fired the previous summer, is the first major-league player to jump to the Federal League, signing to manage Kansas City.

    1937 - American League batting champ Charlie Gehringer is named Most Valuable Player by the BBWAA.

    1938 - Receiving 19 of 22 first-place votes, Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx (.349, 50, 175) becomes the first player to win the Most Valuable Player award three times. The 31-year old slugger was also the recipient of the honor in 1932 and '33 playing for the Philadelphia A's.

    1944 - Japan, where baseball has been banned as an undesirable enemy influence, mourns the death of Eiji Sawamura. The Japanese pitcher, who is killed in action in the Pacific, became a national hero by striking out Babe Ruth in an exhibition game.

    1950 - Jim Konstanty (16-7, 2.66, 22 saves) is selected as the National League's Most Valuable Player by the BBWAA. The 33-year old Philadelphia reliever joins Chuck Klein as the only Phillies to have won the MVP award.

    1960 - Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle for the AL's Most Valuable Player award, 225-222, the second-closest vote ever. The closest was the Joe DiMaggio -- Ted Williams race in 1947.

    1964 - The Columbia Broadcasting System becomes the first corporate owner of a major league team by buying eighty percent of the Yankees from Dan Topping and Del Webb for $11.2 million. During the first year under CBS, the Bronx Bombers will come in sixth place with a 77-85 record, finishing in the second division for the first time in 40 years.

    1971 - Pat Dobson of the Orioles pitches a no-hitter against the Yomiuri Giants in a 2-0 win. It is the first no-hitter in Japanese-American exhibition history. The Orioles compile a record of 12-2-4 on the tour.

    1972 - Leading the league in victories (27), ERA (1.97), starts (41), complete games (30), and strikeouts (310), Steve Carlton wins the NL's Cy Young Award. 'Lefty's' 27 victories account for nearly half (45.8%) of the last-place Phillies' wins.

    1972 - Freddy Parent, who hit the first grand slam in Red Sox history, dies at the age of 96. The former shortstop had been the last surviving participant from the first-ever World Series played in 1903 between Boston and Pittsburgh.

    1972 - The Braves trade southpaw George Stone and second baseman Felix Milan to the Mets for hurlers Danny Frisella and Gary Gentry, who will combine to win just nine games for Atlanta over the next three seasons. New York's acquisitions will play key roles in the team's success next season when their new infielder hits .290, and their new left-hander posts a 12-3 record along with an ERA of 2.80 for the the National League champions.

    1974 - The Braves trade Hank Aaron to the Brewers for outfielder Dave May and a minor-league pitcher to be named later. Aaron will finish his major league career in Milwaukee, where he started it in 1954.

    1976 - Padres southpaw Randy Jones beats out Jerry Koosman of the Mets for the National League Cy Young Award. Jones led the league with 315 innings, and posted a 22-14 record for the fifth-place Padres. Two years ago, the 26 year-old Padres southpaw had lost 22 games for the last-place team.

    1977 - Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton outpoints Tommy John of the Dodgers to win his second Cy Young Award. Carlton led the National League with 23 wins, losing ten, and posted a 2.64 ERA.

    1983 - John Denny garners 20 of 24 of the writers' first place votes to win the National League's Cy Young Award, easily outdistancing runners-up Mario Soto and Jessie Orosco. The Prescott, Arizona native posted a 19-6 record with a 2.37 ERA for the National League Champion Phillies.

    1988 - Oakland shortstop Walt Weiss becomes the third consecutive A's player to win the American League Rookie of the Year award, joining sluggers Jose Canseco (1986) and Mark McGwire (1987).

    1995 - The expansion Devil Rays unveil their official game uniforms during a special fashion show staged at the Florida Aquarium. The black, green and blue jersey, which the team will start wearing in 1998, features a manta ray as its logo.

    1999 - Ken Griffey Jr., who wants to be nearer his family in Orlando, asks the Mariners to move him to a team that is closer to Florida. The superstar outfielder will get his wish in February when Seattle trades him to the Reds for Mike Cameron, Antonio Perez and Brett Tomko, and minor leager Jake Meyer.

    2000 - After a 15-year big league career, first baseman Will Clark announces his retirement. 'The Thrill' ends his playing days with the McGwire-less Cardinals supplying the Redbirds with much needed offense (.345, 12 HRs and 42 RBIs) in a two-month span after being traded from Baltimore.

    2000 - Former Blue Jay catcher (1981-86) and the team's present TV color analyst, Buck Martinez, is hired as the Toronto manager. Replacing Jim Fregosi, the 51-year old ESPN commentator joins Astros' Larry Dierker and Diamondbacks' Bob Brenly as first-time major league skippers hired from the broadcast booth.

    2000 - Wrigley Field is granted preliminary landmark status by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Any plans to refurbish or tear down the Cubs' home since 1916 will have to be reviewed by this panel.

    2004 - After a groundskeeper finds a grenade in the Wrigley Field turf, police bomb and arson investigators are called to evaluate the right field discovery. The rusty, hollowed-out shell turns out to be harmless and its origins remain a mystery.

    2005 - Pat Gillick signs a three-year deal becoming the Phillies' general manager. The 68-year old, who has held the same position with the Orioles, Blue Jays and Mariners, has led his teams to two World Series titles and nine playoff appearances.

    2011 - Matt Wieters becomes the first Baltimore backstop to win the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. The 25 year-old all-star catcher, who appeared in 132 games behind the plate last season for the Orioles, was voted by the American League managers and coaches as the best defensive player in his position.

    2012 - The Astros reveal a new look to coincide with the franchise's shift to the American League next season having their brick red jerseys replaced by orange and navy blue, the color scheme used by the club from 1962-93. A redesigned Orbit, the green space creature that was Houston's mascot from 1990-99, is also coming out of retirement to replace a rabbit character named Junction Jack, the team's current good luck charm.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 2...

    1847 - Sweasy, Charlie
    1858 - Harris, Frank
    1860 - Graves, Frank
    1866 - Genins, Frank
    1868 - McCormick, Jim
    1869 - Sharrott, George
    1874 - Bell, George
    1877 - Williams, Otto
    1879 - Keeley, Burt
    1888 - Zwilling, Dutch

    1896 - Maynard, Chick
    1901 - Standaert, Jerry
    1903 - Hogsett, Chief
    1903 - Jackson, Travis
    1906 - McKeithan, Tim
    1914 - Jones, Red
    1914 - Vander Meer, Johnny
    1914 - Flores, Jesse
    1914 - McBride, Tom
    1916 - Campanis, Al
    1920 - Sullivan, John
    1920 - Mills, Bill
    1920 - Sisler, Dick
    1924 - Estock, George
    1927 - Williams, Davey
    1928 - Ross, Bob
    1941 - Connors, Bill
    1942 - Reed, Ron
    1946 - Paciorek, Tom

    1953 - Hartzell, Paul
    1955 - Tufts, Bob
    1955 - Harris, Greg
    1956 - Hargis, Gary
    1958 - McGee, Willie
    1963 - Horn, Sam
    1963 - Rice, Pat
    1966 - Merced, Orlando
    1970 - Moore, Marcus
    1972 - Miller, Travis
    1974 - Fernandez, Jose
    1974 - Cabrera, Orlando

    1975 - Rigdon, Paul
    1976 - Ponson, Sidney
    1981 - Betemit, Wilson

    1982 - Escobar, Yunil
    1984 - Layne, Tom
    1985 - Thompson, Daryl
    1986 - Green, Taylor
    1988 - Rosin, Seth
    1990 - Goodwin, Brian
    1990 - Koch, Matthew
    1990 - Mercedes, Melvin
    1991 - Asuaje, Carlos
    1994 - Loaisiga, Jonathan

    Baseball Deaths on November 2...

    1894 - Jennings, Alamazoo
    1894 - Houseman, Frank
    1897 - Sullivan, Joe
    1899 - McGinley, Tim
    1901 - Corcoran, John
    1926 - Bailey, Bill
    1932 - Cross, Frank
    1944 - Conn, Bert
    1947 - Fulghum, Dot
    1960 - Scott, Everett

    1965 - Fisher, Clarence
    1966 - Moren, Lew
    1967 - Clemens, Clem
    1970 - LaMotte, Bobby
    1972 - Parent, Freddy

    1973 - Neale, Greasy
    1976 - Leheny, Regis
    1976 - Miles, Dee
    1981 - East, Hugh
    1982 - Zuber, Bill
    1983 - Wiltse, Hal
    1989 - Simpson, Steve
    1993 - Nieman, Butch
    1993 - Williams, Papa
    1995 - Gliatto, Sal
    1997 - McMillan, Roy
    1998 - Plaskett, Elmo
    2000 - Collins, Eddie
    2006 - Hayworth, Red
    2009 - Moeller, Ron
    2010 - King, Clyde
    2012 - Ginsberg, Joe

    2013 - Sullivan, Russ
    2015 - Milner, Eddie
    2016 - Handrahan, Vern




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« Reply #5073 on: November 03, 2018, 12:02:32 am »

    On November 3 in Baseball History...

    1926 - Ty Cobb resigns as Tigers manager and announces his retirement from the game. Umpire and former Tigers infielder George Moriarty replaces him. Moriarty is the first man to hold baseball's four principal jobs: player, umpire, scout, and manager.

    1934 - Although Lou Gehrig wins the Triple Crown with 49 home runs, 165 RBI, and a .363 average, Mickey Cochrane, with two home runs, 76 RBI, and a.320 average, is named American League Most Valuable Player. Dizzy Dean, with a 30-7 record, is chosen as National League Most Valuable Player.

    1942 - Ted Williams is the Triple Crown winner in the major leagues, but the writers select second baseman Joe Gordon by 21 votes as American League Most Valuable Player. Gordon of the New York Yankees leads the American League with 95 strikeouts, the most ground balls hit into double plays (22), and the most errors at his position (28). Pitcher Mort Cooper gets the Most Valuable Player honor in the National League.

    1953 - The Rules Committee re-establishes the sacrifice fly ruling which credits a batter with a RBI who flies out driving in a run without charging the hitter with a time at bat. The rule had been dropped in 1939.

    1960 - Vern Law, who was 20-9 with 18 complete games for the National League champion Pirates, is voted Cy Young Award winner. Warren Spahn finishes second.

    1964 - Philadelphia voters approve a $25 million bond issue to build a new sport stadium. Due to cost overruns, a 1967 measure will be needed to authorize an additional $13 million bringing the final price tag to approximately $50 million, making Veterans Stadium one of the most expensive ballparks ever built.

    1965 - In a winter league game, A's pitcher Lew Krausse strikes out a record 21 Lara batters as he tosses a one-hitter for Caracas.

    1965 - In a unanimous vote, Sandy Koufax (26-8, 2.04, 382) wins the Cy Young Award. The Dodger southpaw also received the honor in 1963 and will be named again next season.

    1967 - Boston's Jim Lonborg, who was 22-9 with 246 strikeouts for the American League champions, is named American League Cy Young Award winner.

    1968 - Long time Cardinal announcer Harry Caray is struck by a car on a rain-slicked night in St. Louis. The popular personality, who will be ticketed for crossing in the middle of the street, suffers fractures in both legs, a broken and dislocated shoulder, as well as facial lacerations.

    1970 - Curt Flood is traded by the Phillies to the Senators for three minor leaguers. The embattled outfielder had refused to go to Philadelphia after the 1969 trade from the Cardinals citing he was not a piece of property to be sold, becoming the first player to seriously challenge the reserve cause.

    1970 - Bob Gibson wins the National League Cy Young Award by a 118-51 margin over Gaylord Perry of the Giants. Gibson posted a 23-7 record for the Cardinals.

    1971 - In front of a crowd gathered on the U.S. Capitol steps, Pennsylvania lawmakers Hugh Scott and Richard South Schweiker collect their World Series wager made with their fellow senators from Maryland, Charles Mathias Junior and J. Glenn Beall, Jr. As winners of a bet made on the 1971 Fall Classic between the Orioles and Pirates, the two Keystone State senators victorously ride elephants as the losers lead and feed the pachyderms peanuts while carrying shovels to clean the street, if necessary.

    1979 - The AL and NL all-star teams depart on an exhibition tour of Japan. The National League squad will take four of seven from the American League counterparts, but the teams will combine to split a pair of games with the Japanese all-stars.

    1981 - Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers (28 saves, 1.04 ERA) wins the American League Cy Young Award, collecting 22 of 28 possible first-place votes. The other six go to Oakland's Steve McCatty.

    1982 - Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee's second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner, edging Jim Palmer. Vuckovich (18-6 with a 3.34 ERA for the Brewers) has the highest winning percentage in the majors over the past two seasons.

    1987 - Oakland first baseman Mark McGwire, who hit forty-nine home runs, wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award. McGwire is the second player to win that league's award unanimously (Carlton Fisk was the first in 1972).

    1988 - The White Sox name Jeff Torborg to replace Jim Fregosi as the team's manager. Chicago's new skipper, who will be named the American League Manager of the Year in 1990, will see his club finish second twice during his three-year tenure in the Windy City, before leaving the team for a short-lived position managing the Mets.

    1989 - Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing the banned Pete Rose.

    1992 - The Reds trade Paul O'Neill and Joe DeBerry, a minor leaguer, to the Yankees for Roberto Kelly. The deal works well for the Bronx Bombers as the popular outfielder will become a team leader playing an vital role in four World Series championships before he retires prior to the 2002 season.

    1997 - Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is the sixth player to be the unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year. Garciaparra, twenty-four, led the American League in hits (209), triples (11), and multi-hit games (68), while also setting the American League rookie record with a 30-game hitting streak.

    1999 - In a nine-player deal, the Rangers trade super star Juan Gonzalez along with pitcher Danny Patterson and catcher Greg Zaun to the Tigers for pitchers Justin Thompson, Alan Webb and Francisco Cordero, outfielder Gabe Kapler, catcher Bill Haselman and infielder Frank Catalanotto.

    2000 - After being turned down by Yankees third base coach Willie Randolph and their own third base coach, Ron Oester, because of below market contract offers, the Reds hire Bob Boone as manager replacing Jack McKeon. The former catcher and present special assistant to general manager Jim Bowden had a 181-206 record as manager of the Royals.

    2001 - In Game 6, the Diamondbacks get 21 hits in the first six innings against the Yankees to set a record for hits in a World Series game. The previous record of 20 was established by the 1921 Giants (Game 3 vs Yankees) and the 1946 Cardinals (Game 4 vs Red Sox).

    2003 - ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine will return to Japan to manage the Chiba Lotte Marines, the club which fired himafter a solid second-place finish in 1995. The former Mets and Ranger skipper signs a three-year deal with an option for two more years worth an estimated $6.4 million.

    2005 - SBC announces the San Francisco home of the Giants will getting its third name in three years. The corporation will adopt the better known AT&T brand for its identity as the result of the likely merger of the two companies planned for later this year.

    2006 - In an effort to bring America's national pastime to a country which has a population of over 1.3 billion potential fans, MLB officials announce an office will be opened in China to help promote the game. The possibility of the sport playing a regular-season opener in Beijing is raised by Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer.

    2006 - Greg Maddux wins his sixteenth Gold Glove award, tying the mark held by former Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson and pitcher Jim Kaat for the most ever won by one player. The Braves right-hander will extend the major league mark to 18 when managers and coaches again select him in 2007 and 2008 as the best fielding pitcher in the National League.

    2008 - Ruben Amaro Jr., the team's assistant GM for a decade, is named to replace Pat Gillick as the general manager of the recently crowned World Champion Phillies. The former bat boy signs a three-year deal to run the club five days after Philadelphia beat Tampa Bay in the Fall Classic to win its second title in franchise history.

    2008 - The Brewers exercise their $10 million option on Mike Cameron (.243, 25, 70). The 35-year old three-time Gold Glove outfielder committed only one error in 119 starts for the Brew Crew last season.

    2009 - George W. Bush throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Yomiuri Giants' 7-4 victory over the Nippon Ham Fighters in Game 3 of the Japan Series. The former American president, who bounces the ball in the dirt before it is snagged, enjoys the game in a private box with former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, home run king Sadaharu Oh, and John Roos, the U.S. ambassador to Japan.

    2009 - At Citizens Bank Park, Chase Utley ties Reggie Jackson’s 1977 record with his fifth home run of the World Series, going deep twice in the Phillies' 8-6 victory over the Yankees in Game 5. The Philadelphia second baseman becomes the second player to have two multi-homer games in the Fall Classic joining Royals' outfielder Willie Aikens who accomplished the feat against the Phillies in 1980.

    2010 - Reminiscent of the scene when the team moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958, tens of thousands of Giants fans pay homage to their heroes as the city celebrates the accomplishment of the World Champions with a ticker-tape parade. First baseman Aubrey Huff delights the fans at Civic Center by pulling out his “rally thong” while addressing a raucous crowd at Civic Center.

    2013 - Brad Ausmus, who has never managed or coached a professional baseball team, is introduced as the Tigers new skipper, replacing veteran manager Jim Leyland. The 44-year-old Dartmouth graduate, a former all-star catcher just three years past his playing career, signs a three-year contract with a team option for the 2017 season.

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox claimed J.B. Shuck from the Cleveland Indians on waivers.

    2016 - The Chicago White Sox released Daniel Webb.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 3...

    1856 - McCormick, Jim
    1860 - Trumbull, Ed
    1863 - Hanna, John
    1866 - Staley, Harry
    1871 - Hayner, John
    1875 - Geier, Phil
    1876 - Rockenfield, Ike
    1878 - Clarkson, Walter
    1881 - Baldwin, O.F.
    1881 - Hickey, Jack
    1885 - Lennox, Ed
    1886 - Southwick, Clyde
    1886 - Fisher, Bob
    1890 - Kopf, Larry
    1895 - Willson, Kid

    1895 - Walkup, Jim
    1898 - Summa, Homer
    1908 - Phillips, Red
    1917 - Gilmore, Len
    1917 - Hodkey, Eli
    1918 - Feller, Bob
    1919 - Jorgensen, Spider
    1921 - Flager, Wally
    1927 - Richards, Fred
    1936 - Robinson, Earl
    1936 - Herrscher, Rick
    1945 - Holtzman, Ken
    1945 - Johnson, Jim
    1946 - Hill, Garry
    1946 - Heintzelman, Tom
    1948 - Kreuger, Rick
    1951 - Evans, Dwight
    1953 - Herndon, Larry
    1953 - Thompson, Bobby
    1955 - Corey, Mark
    1956 - Welch, Bob
    1962 - Corbett, Sherman
    1963 - Christopher, Mike
    1968 - Quantrill, Paul
    1969 - Robinson, Kenny
    1971 - Young, Danny
    1971 - Lawton, Matt
    1972 - Benitez, Armando
    1978 - Martinez, Anastacio
    1984 - Dickson, Brandon
    1984 - Herrera, Jonathan
    1986 - Wilson, Alex
    1987 - Seager, Kyle
    1987 - Tepera, Ryan
    1988 - Moncrief, Carlos
    1990 - Younginer, Madison

    Baseball Deaths on November 3...

    1892 - Smith, Edgar
    1925 - Frock, Sam
    1938 - Dorsey, Jerry
    1938 - Scott, Milt
    1945 - Smith, Elmer
    1946 - Taylor, Ben
    1951 - Hovlik, Joe
    1952 - Smith, Frank

    1953 - Chapman, John
    1955 - Merritt, John
    1956 - Jones, John
    1958 - Sand, Heinie
    1958 - Eubank, John
    1960 - Wallace, Bobby
    1961 - Maguire, Freddie
    1968 - Stephens, Vern

    1970 - Kellett, Red
    1972 - Voyles, Phil
    1974 - Wood, Doc
    1976 - Brazill, Frank
    1981 - Jurisich, Al
    1982 - Fisher, Ray
    1986 - Middleton, John
    1990 - Russell, Jack
    1992 - Berger, Boze

    1992 - Van Cuyk, Chris
    1997 - Brown, Bud
    2011 - Alou, Matty
    2011 - Forsch, Bob


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    On November 4 in Baseball History...

    1935 - NFL standout Cal Hubbard becomes an American League umpire. The former Green Bay Packers offensive tackle will become the only person to be enshrined at both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    1957 - With a new balk rule, the hitter now has an option after the call is made. If a player gets a hit, he can accept the outcome of the pitch, instead of being only limited to the advance of the base runner(s).

    1959 - Ernie Banks (.304, 45, 143) wins his second consecutive MVP award. 'Mr Cub' garners 10 of the writers' 21 first-place votes with Eddie Mathews (5) and Hank Aaron (2) of the Braves and Dodger Wally Moon (4) names found on top of the remaining ballots.

    1963 - The Cardinals trade outfielder George Altman and pitcher Bill Wakefield to the Mets for veteran right-hander Roger Craig. Next season, the hard luck hurler, who has lost 20 games the last two years, will win Game 4 of the Fall Classic, beating the Yankees, for the World Champion Redbirds.

    1965 - Al Lopez resigns as the manager of the White Sox. The future Hall of Fame skipper will briefly return to the Chicago dugout to manage 47 games in 1968 and another 17 games the following season, before retiring for good.

    1975 - Jim Palmer of the Orioles wins his second Cy Young Award, after pacing the American League in wins (23), shutouts (ten), and ERA (2.09).

    1976 - The first mass-market free agent re-entry draft is held at New York's Plaza Hotel. Among those available are Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Don Gullett, Gene Tenace, Rollie Fingers, Don Baylor, Bobby Grich, and Willie McCovey.

    1977 - The second re-entry free-agent draft is held at New York's Plaza Hotel. Big names include Lyman Bostock, Goose Gossage, Larry Hisle, Mike Torrez, and Oscar G@mble.

    1978 - The third annual re-entry free-agent draft is held at the Plaza Hotel, New York City. Pete Rose, Tommy John, and Darrell Evans are the biggest names among the eligible players.

    1980 - Steve Carlton joins Sandy Koufax, Tom Seaver, and Jim Palmer as pitchers with three Cy Young Awards. Carlton garners all but one of the twenty-four first-place votes to take National League honors. Carlton was 24-9 with a 2.34 ERA and led the National League with 286 strikeouts.

    1980 - Japan's all-time home run hitter, Sadaharu Oh, retires from professional baseball. The Tokyo Yomiuri Giants' first baseman hit a record 868 home runs in his 22-year playing career.

    1987 - Padres catcher Benito Santiago, who ended the season with a rookie record 34-game hitting streak, is a unanimous selection as the National League Rookie of the Year.

    1997 - Scott Rolen is the unanimous choice for National League Rookie of the Year. The 22-year-old third baseman led all National League rookies in batting average (.283), home runs (21), RBI (92), runs (93), hits (159), doubles (35), total bases (263), on-base percentage (.377), and slugging percentage (.469). Rolen did not qualify as a rookie last season by one at-bat after having his wrist broken when hit by a pitch, becomes the first Philadelphia player to win the award since Dick Allen copped the honor in 1964.

    2001 - In Game 7 of a classic World Series, Arizona rallies for two runs in the bottom of the ninth defeating the Yankees and their usually unbeatable closer, Mariano Rivera, 3-2. The four-year old Diamondbacks, the youngest franchise to win a Fall Classic, ends New York's string of three consecutive World Championships.

    2001 - Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling are named co-MVPs of the World Series. The Diamondback hurlers are the first multiple winners since a trio of Dodgers (Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager) shared the award in 1981.

    2001 - For the first time since 1985, two twenty game winners start Game 7 of the World Series as Yankee pitcher Rogers Clemens (20-3) faces Curt Schilling (22-6) of the Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark in Arizona. Sixteen years ago Bret Saberhagen (20-6) of the Royals squared off against Cardinal hurler John Tudor (21-8) in the Fall Classic finale at Kauffman Stadium.

    2002 - Eric Hinske (.279, 24, 84) wins the American League Rookie of the Year award. The 25-year-old Blue Jays third baseman receives 19 of 28 first-place votes cast by the Baseball Writers Association of America with Oriole starter Rodrigo Lopez getting the other nine first-place votes.

    2002 - Colorado Rockies right-hander Jason Jennings (16-6, 4.52) becomes the first member of the Rockies to be selected by the BBWAA as the National League Rookie of the Year. The 24-year old right-hander receives 27 first-place votes from the 32 writers participating in the balloting.

    2003 - Miami-Dade County Commissioners approved a plan committing $73 million in tax money toward a new major league ballpark for the Marlins. The World Champions, who have agreed to change their name to the Miami Marlins if the city builds the ballpark, want to begin playing in the $325 million new park in 2007, but still doesn't have a plan for raising $137 million needed as part of their commitment.

    2003 - Former Yankee captain Don Mattingly is named as the Bronx Bombers' hitting coach replacing Rick Down, who did not have his contract renewed last week. The 42-year-old, who retired due to back problems, will be a top candidate to replace Joe Torre as manager in 2005.

    2004 - Charlie Manuel is named to replace Larry Bowa as the Phillies' manager. The former Cleveland skipper compiled a 220-190 (.537) record and won a division during his three years with the Tribe.

    2004 - The Mets introduced Willie Randolph as the franchise's 18th manager. The long-time Yankee second baseman and third base coach becomes the first black to manage in New York.

    2005 - The Yankees continue to makeover their coaching staff as southpaw Ron Guidry, a former three-time 20-game winner, is named to replace Mel Stottlemyre as the team’s pitching coach and former Red Sox skipper Joe Kerrigan joins the team as its bullpen coach. Earlier in the week, former big league managers Larry Bowa (third base coach), Lee Mazzilli (bench coach) and Tony Pena (first base coach) also are added to Joe Torre's staff.

    2008 - Barack Obama, a long-time White Sox fan, is elected as the 44th president of the United States. The junior senator from Illinois, the first African-American to become the nation's commander-in-chief, is friendly with the team's general manager Kenny Williams, also a prominent member of Chicago’s black community.

    2009 - In Game 6 of the Fall Classic, the Yankees captured their 27th World Championship, and their first since 2000 with a 7-3 decision over the Phillies, the defending champs. Hideki Matsui, New York's designated hitter, collects six RBIs, tying a World Series mark, and Andy Pettitte became the second pitcher to get the victory in all three post-season clinching games joining Derek Lowe, who accomplished the feat with Boston in 2004.

    2009 - Ryan Howard breaks KC outfielder Willie Wilson's record, established in the 1980 Fall Classic against Philadelphia, for the most strikeouts in a World Series. The Phillies' slugging first baseman, who was the NLCS MVP against LA, earns the dubious distinction when he whiffs in the eighth inning of Game 6, making it the 13th time he returned to the bench without putting the ball in play.

    2010 - Instead of negotiating a new multiyear contract with their designated hitter, the Red Sox decide to exercise their $12.5 million option on 34-year old David Ortiz for the upcoming season. 'Big Papi', who would have preferred a long-term contract, led Boston with 32 homers along with 102 RBIs.

    2011 - Jim Thome returns to the Phillies inking a $1.25 million, one-year contract with the the team as a free agent. The 41-year-old slugger, who hit hit .256 with 15 homers that included his 600th career round-tripper with the Twins and the Indians last season, had successfully completed three seasons of his six-year $85 million deal in his first stint with the club before being traded to Chicago in 2005 for Aaron Rowand and two pitching prospects.

    2013 - The Mets and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announce the launch of a five-year multimedia marketing partnership. WOR (710 AM) will become the team's flagship radio station, replacing WFAN (660 AM), which will now be broadcasting Yankee games after carrying the Amazins’ for the past 26 years.

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 4...

    1840 - Crane, Fred
    1866 - Hernon, Tom
    1872 - Kilroy, Mike
    1873 - Wallace, Bobby
    1877 - Leach, Tommy
    1885 - Enzenroth, Jack
    1889 - Schwind, Art
    1889 - O'Brien, George
    1890 - Sherman, Joe
    1893 - Leinhauser, Bill
    1894 - Shanner, Bill
    1895 - McCarren, Bill
    1897 - Menze, Ted
    1901 - Henderson, Bill
    1904 - Mattingly, Earl
    1905 - Willis, Lefty
    1909 - Webb, Skeeter

    1910 - Beggs, Joe
    1914 - Gryska, Sig
    1914 - McCrabb, Les
    1915 - Kracher, Joe
    1916 - Kush, Emil
    1920 - Heim, Val

    1922 - Basinski, Eddie
    1925 - Jacobs, Spook
    1927 - Sawatski, Carl

    1928 - Van Noy, Jay
    1930 - Groat, Dick
    1930 - Morton, Guy
    1933 - Francona, Tito

    1942 - Whillock, Jack
    1943 - Selma, Dick
    1946 - Godby, Danny
    1947 - Colson, Loyd
    1952 - Corbett, Doug
    1953 - Slagle, Roger
    1961 - Bailey, Mark
    1961 - Salazar, Angel
    1961 - Easley, Logan
    1967 - Thompson, Ryan
    1967 - Karros, Eric
    1967 - Shave, Jon
    1967 - Bushing, Chris
    1968 - Fernandez, Osvaldo
    1968 - Baerga, Carlos
    1968 - Cedeno, Domingo

    1971 - Bunch, Melvin
    1974 - Mendoza, Carlos
    1976 - Frederick, Kevin
    1977 - Bigbie, Larry
    1977 - Gwyn, Marc
    1978 - Cali, Carmen
    1978 - Grabow, John
    1979 - Astacio, Ezequiel
    1981 - Threets, Erick

    1982 - Blackley, Travis
    1982 - MacLane, Evan
    1982 - Resop, Chris
    1985 - Savery, Joe
    1991 - Wallach, Chad
    1993 - Duggar, Steven
    1993 - Hu, Chih-Wei
    1994 - Calhoun, Willie

    Baseball Deaths on November 4...

    1904 - Reilly, Charlie
    1904 - Shanley, Jim
    1912 - Murphy, Frank
    1921 - Meyerle, Levi
    1922 - Houseman, John
    1928 - Kelly, Ed
    1939 - Henning, Pete
    1946 - Barthold, John
    1948 - Powell, Jake
    1949 - Douglas, Larry
    1950 - Alexander, Grover
    1955 - Young, Cy
    1959 - Williams, Lefty

    1961 - Mohler, Kid
    1965 - Trekell, Harry
    1965 - Mitchell, Johnny
    1967 - Lanning, Tom
    1971 - O'Brien, Dink
    1971 - Messenger, Bud
    1971 - McLarry, Polly

    1974 - Fritz, Harry
    1977 - Pittinger, Pinky
    1979 - Priest, Johnny
    1979 - Terry, Yank
    1983 - Pickrel, Clarence
    1992 - Varga, Andy
    1993 - Young, Cliff
    1994 - Bradshaw, George
    1997 - Dickshot, Johnny
    2001 - Gillespie, Bob

    2004 - Phillips, Damon
    2010 - Anderson, Sparky
    2016 - Carnett, Eddie






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