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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #5675 on: October 30, 2019, 12:14:39 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    1956 - The sale of the historic, but out-of-date, Ebbets Field to real estate developer Marvin Kratter becomes one of the first indications the ballpark is nearing its end, and, perhaps, a harbinger of the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.

    2018 - The Chicago White Sox signed Evan Marshall as a free agent.

    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
    2018 - Fischer, Bill

    2019 - Fairly, Ron



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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #5676 on: October 31, 2019, 12:36:09 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 #5677 on: November 01, 2019, 12:15:30 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.

    2018 - The Chicago Cubs claimed Johnny Field from the Minnesota Twins on waivers.

    2018 - The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Manny Banuelos to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for
Justin Yurchak.

    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
    1996 - Grisham, Trent

    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 #5678 on: November 02, 2019, 02:04:49 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 #5679 on: November 03, 2019, 01:00:39 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.

    2017 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Daniel Palka from the Minnesota Twins on waivers.

    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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« Reply #5680 on: November 04, 2019, 12:08:01 am »

    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

    2017 - Verble, Gene





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« Reply #5681 on: November 05, 2019, 12:11:52 am »

    On November 5 in Baseball History...

    1901 - Ban Johnson and Charles Comiskey lease Sportsman's Park for five years for an American League team. Two weeks later, they announced the Brewers, one of the league's eight charter franchises, will be leaving Milwaukee to play in St. Louis as the Browns next season.

    1914 - The ban on Sunday baseball is upheld in Washington, DC by the Court of Appeals. Major league games will not be allowed on the Sabbath in the nation's capital until 1918.

    1936 - The Dodgers name Burleigh Grimes as their new manager. The former Brooklyn spitballer will be replacing Casey Stengel, who was fired last month during the World Series after compiling a 208-251 (.453) record during his four-year tenure.

    1940 - Former Washington hurler Walter Johnson, who won four-hundred sixteen games for the Senators, goes down in defeat as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland.

    1958 - Paul Richards is replaced by Lee McPhail as general manager of the Orioles. The former GM, who also served in a dual capacity as the team's manager, will remain in the Birds' dugout for another 2+ seasons.

    1968 - Denny McLain, a thirty-one game winner for the American League champion Tigers, is the unanimous choice as American League Most Valuable Player.

    1976 - For the second consecutive season, Jim Palmer (22-13, 2.51) is the recipient of the American League Cy Young Award. The Orioles' right-hander garners first-place votes on 19 of 24 ballots cast by the BBWAA, with the remaining five top spots going to rookie sensation Mark Fidyrch of the Tigers.

    1976 - The Mariners and Blue Jays each select thirty players in the expansion draft. Seattle picks Royals' outfielder Ruppert Jones and Toronto selects Orioles' shortstop Bob Bailor as their team's respective first picks.

    1976 - The A's release Chuck Tanner from his contract allowing him to manage the Pirates in exchange for catcher Manny Sanguillen and $100,000 from Pittsburgh. During his nine-year tenure with the Bucs, the likable skipper will compile a 711-685 (.509) record and will win a World Championship in 1979.

    1996 - Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as American League Rookie of the Year. He is the eighth Yankees player to win the award and the fifth unanimous choice in American League history.

    1997 - In an unprecedented move, Davey Johnson resigns the same day he is named American League Manager of the Year. Despite the fact that Johnson ended Baltimore's 13-year playoff drought in 1996 and led the Orioles to the league's best record in 1997, a dispute over $10,500 in fines to second baseman Roberto Alomar ends Johnson's reign in Baltimore. Johnson directed the fines to be paid to a charity where his wife, Susan, served as managing director. Cantankerous Orioles owner Peter Angelos is upset with the way the matter is handled and Johnson resigns.

    2007 - In an effort to replace relievers Francisco Cordero (Reds) and Scott Linebrink (White Sox) who were lost to free agency, the Brewers sign David Riske. The 31-year old right-handed hurler, who after a rocky start pitched effectively for the Royals last season, agrees to a three-year contract to play for Milwaukee.

    2007 - The Pirates name former third base coach John Russell as their 38th manager in franchise history. The Bucs' new skipper, the 2006 International League Manager of the Year, managed the Red Barons, the triple-A Phillies affiliate located in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, for the past two seasons.

    2008 - Extending a major league record, Greg Maddux captures his 18th Gold Glove, making it two more than former Baltimore third baseman Brooks Robinson and 26-year big league veteran Jim Kaat. The 42-year-old Dodger right-hander, who is considering retirement, has been selected 18 of the last 19 years as the NL's slickest fielding pitcher with the only exception occurring in 2003 when Mike Hampton got the nod from the managers and coaches for the Rawlings award.

    2009 - Bobby Abreu (.293, 15, 103), a last-minute signing with the club last season, agrees to a $19 million, two-year deal to stay with the Angels rather than to take a chance again on the free-agent market. The veteran outfielder didn't find a team until just prior to spring training when Los Angeles offered him a one-year contract guaranteeing $5 million.

    2009 - The Marlins trade Jeremy Hermida to the Red Sox for a pair of southpaw prospects, Hunter Jones and Jose Alvarez. The move of the underachieving outfielder, a first-round draft choice in 2002, will allow Florida to cut payroll while adding pitching.

    2010 - One of the approximately 60 rare T206 Honus Wagner baseball cards, auctioned off by the Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre Dame, is acquired by a sporting card store owner Doug Walton, who pays $262,000 for the treasured piece of memorabilia. The School Sisters of Notre Dame plan to use the windfall from the sale of the valuable card of the Pirates' third baseman to benefit ministries for the poor in 35 countries.

    2012 - The Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz come to terms on a two-year, $26 million deal, that will most likely keep the Dominican slugger in Boston for the remainder of his career. Although limited to only 90 games last season due to an injured Achilles heel, 'Big Papi' has averaged 34 home runs and 109 RBIs each season during his ten-year tenure with the team.

    2013 - The Texas Rangers signed Geovany Soto as a free agent.

    2013 - The Mariners name Lloyd McClendon to manage the team, replacing Eric Wedge, who announced his retirement at the end of the season. Seattle’s new skipper, who spent the last eight seasons as a coach with Detroit, managed the Pirates for five years, compiling a 336–446 record from 2001 through 2005.

    2014 - Hall of Fame infielder/DH Paul Molitor is introduced as the Twins' 13th manager, signing a three-year deal to replace Ron Gardenhire, who was released after 13 seasons at the helm. The 58 year-old native of St. Paul, Minnesota joins the ranks of recent hires without previous managerial experience that includes Mike Matheny (Cardinals), Don Mattingly (Dodgers), Robin Ventura (White Sox), and Walt Weiss (Rockies).

    Baseball Birthdays on November 5...

    1864 - Walsh, Joe
    1867 - Chamberlain, Elton
    1868 - Newman, Charlie
    1873 - Campbell, Billy
    1875 - Hardy, Harry
    1881 - McElveen, Pryor
    1883 - Johnson, Otis
    1891 - Neale, Greasy
    1892 - Delhi, Flame
    1892 - Yaryan, Yam

    1892 - Walters, Roxy
    1894 - Heath, Spencer

    1895 - McNamara, Tom
    1895 - Wright, Rasty
    1897 - Ogden, Jack
    1899 - Wisner, Jack
    1900 - Donohue, Pete
    1904 - Sax, Ollie
    1905 - Fischer, Carl

    1908 - Birkofer, Ralph
    1909 - Powers, Les
    1909 - Gumbert, Harry
    1912 - Rogers, Buck
    1914 - Mauldin, Mark

    1916 - Tabor, Jim
    1918 - Martinez, Rogelio
    1919 - Burgo, Bill
    1924 - Dixon, Sonny
    1925 - Goliat, Mike
    1927 - Caballero, Putsy
    1938 - Olivares, Ed
    1941 - Schlesinger, Rudy
    1942 - Scheinblum, Richie
    1946 - Bethke, Jim
    1952 - Carroll, Tom
    1953 - Pemberton, Brock
    1955 - Ramos, Bobby
    1958 - Bishop, Mike
    1958 - Wiedenbauer, Tom
    1959 - McMurtry, Craig
    1959 - Moseby, Lloyd
    1961 - Manrique, Fred

    1967 - Raabe, Brian
    1970 - Dishman, Glenn
    1970 - Lopez, Javy
    1973 - Damon, Johnny
    1974 - Santiago, Jose
    1976 - Herrera, Alex
    1976 - Melo, Juan
    1976 - Rodriguez, Liu

    1978 - Thurman, Corey
    1981 - Grube, Jarrett
    1982 - Lahair, Bryan
    1983 - Morillo, Juan
    1989 - Cabrera, Ramon
    1990 - Lucas, Joshua
    1991 - Gray, Jon
    1993 - Waguespack, Jacob

    Baseball Deaths on November 5...

    1902 - Davis, Daisy
    1903 - Peppers, Harrison
    1908 - Hannivan, Pat
    1909 - Kinzie, Walt
    1923 - Becannon, Buck
    1928 - Treadway, George
    1933 - Freund, Lawrence
    1940 - Mellor, Bill
    1941 - Anderson, Varney
    1950 - Johnson, Bill
    1951 - Stovall, George
    1955 - Gregory, Frank
    1957 - White, Deke
    1964 - Stryker, Dutch
    1968 - Mattick, Wally

    1969 - Barry, Hardin
    1970 - Robertson, Dave
    1970 - Root, Charlie
    1970 - Spurgeon, Freddy
    1971 - Palmisano, Joe
    1971 - Jones, Sam
    1973 - Hogg, Bert
    1978 - O'Brien, Tommy
    1983 - Murray, Pat
    1983 - Taber, Lefty
    1988 - Chapman, Glenn
    1992 - Scurry, Rod
    1992 - Hahn, Dick
    1994 - Hague, Joe
    1994 - Desautels, Gene
    1994 - McNamara, Tim
    2000 - Taylor, Harry
    2000 - Marshall, Willard

    2003 - Stenson, Dernell





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« Reply #5682 on: November 06, 2019, 03:52:46 pm »

    On November 6 in Baseball History...

    1938 - The three DiMaggio brothers play together for the first time, making up an outfield for an all-star team in a West Coast charity game.

    1950 - Branch Rickey signs a five-year deal with the Pirates to be the club's executive vice president and general manager. The 'Mahatma's' magic doesn't seem to work as the Bucs will compile a 269-501 record (.349) during his tenure in Pittsburgh.

    1969 - Denny McLain and Mike Cuellar finish dead even in American League Cy Young Award voting. McLain held an edge in wins (24-23), complete games (23-18), shutouts (9-5), and innings (325-290.2), but Cuellar has a stingy 2.38 ERA and batters hit just .204 against him.

    1970 - Jim Perry of the Twins wins the American League Cy Young Award in a close race. Perry, who won twenty-four games during the season, receives fifty-five points to edge out Dave McNally (47), Sam Mcdowell (45), and Mike Cuellar (44).

    1974 - Mike Marshall becomes the first relief pitcher to win the Cy Young Award. Ironman Marshall set major league records with one-hundred six appearances and two-hundred eight innings pitched in relief for the National League champion Dodgers.

    1976 - Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell becomes the first of the free agent crop to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox with a contract calling for $1 million over four years.

    1984 - Willie Hernandez wins the American League Most Valuable Player Award, joining Rollie Fingers as the only relief pitchers to be named Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner in the same season. The Tiger closer had edged out fellow relief pitcher Dan Quisenberry for the top pitching prize a week ago.

    1987 - The Reds trade right-handed pitcher Ted Power and shortstop Kurt Stillwell to the Royals for shortstop Angel Salazar and left-hander Danny Jackson. The southpaw, 9-18 for KC this year, will be the runner-up for the National League's Cy Young Award next season compiling a 23-8 record along with a 2.73 ERA for Cincinnati.

    1990 - Braves outfielder David Justice wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. He hit .282 with 28 home runs, 20 coming after he replaced Dale Murphy in right field in early August.

    1996 - Todd Hollandsworth continues a Dodger tradition. The outfielder is the fifth consecutive Dodger and 16th player in franchise history to be named National League Rookie of the Year.

    1997 - Milwaukee is back in the National League 31 years after the Braves left the city for Atlanta. The Brewers are the first team to ever switch from the American League to the National League. With an expansion team joining each league in 1998, the move keeps an even number of teams in both leagues to allow interleague play to occur at selected times of the season.

    1997 - For a second time, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America names Dusty Baker as the National League's Manager of the Year. The Giants skipper, who led his team to a surprising 90-72 record, first honored in 1993, and will win the honor again in 2002.

    2000 - Mariner closer Kazuhiro Sasaki (2-5, 3.16, 37 saves) becomes the second-oldest major leaguer to win rookie of the year honors when the 32-year old captures the American League honor. Boston Braves rookie Sam Jethroe was 33 days older than the Japanese reliever when he won the National League award in 1950.

    2001 - Denying it's a negotiating ploy, major league owners give commissioner Bud Selig the authority to "begin the process" of eliminating two 'to be announced' teams by a 28-2 vote. Donald Fehr, the Players Association executive director, calls the action of possibly eliminating the Expos, Twins or Marlins most imprudent and unfortunate, and the worst manner in which to begin the process of negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement.

    2002 -  Citing Dusty Baker's reluctance to stay with the organization, an unhappy general manager Brian Sabean announces the Giant skipper of the last ten years will not be back to manage in San Francisco next season. The National League pennant-winning skipper has supposedly expressed an interest in the Cubs and Mariners.

    2002 - Randy Johnson wins his fifth Cy Young Award, the fourth consecutive with the Diamondbacks. The 39-year old southpaw, with 24 victories, 334 strikeouts and a 2.32 era, becomes the first National League hurler since Dwight Gooden in 1985 to win the pitching equivalent of the triple crown.

    2006 - After refusing to remove his Dodgers hat at a City Council meeting, Charles Littleton is TASERed with 50,000 volts by Saginaw (MI) police. The 22 year-old Saginaw Valley State University student, attending the meeting to gain extra credit for a sociology class, became unruly, according to police, upon being asked to take off his baseball cap.

    2007 - At their annual meeting, baseball's general managers vote 25-5 in favor of using instant replays on a limited basis. The proposal, which owners, players and umpires will need to approve to make the use of video a reality, would be utilized only in determining home run calls in doubt due to possible fan interference, balls clearing the fence, and balls near or over the foul pole.

    2007 - Breaking a tie with former Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson and veteran hurler Jim Kaat for the most in a career, Greg Maddux wins his 17th Gold Glove, an award given for fielding excellence chosen by the managers and coaches in each league. The 41-year-old future Hall of Famer, now with the Padres, has been selected every year as the top fielding pitcher in the National League since 1990 with the exception of 2003 when Mike Hampton of the Braves won the honor.

    2007 - Curt Schilling agrees to terms to stay with the World Champion Red Sox. The $8 million, one-year deal includes an additional $5 million in bonuses, $3 million based on innings pitched and another $2 million based on the right-hander's weight.

    2009 - The Diamondbacks exercise their $8.5 million option on the 2006 Cy Young Award winner, Brandon Webb. The 30-year-old right-handed starter, who underwent shoulder surgery in August, was shut down after pitching just four innings on Opening Day and did not take the mound again for the duration of the season.

    2014 - The Dodgers announce their new general will be Zaidi Farhan, the former Director of Baseball Operations and assistant GM of the A's. The MIT graduate, the first Muslim to hold the position for any American professional sports franchise, joins the team's overhauled front office, which also includes the recent hired Andrew Friedman as the president of baseball operations and Josh Byrnes as the senior vice president for baseball operations. 

    Baseball Birthdays on November 6...

    1852 - Dean, Dory
    1860 - Behel, Steve
    1865 - Crowell, Billy
    1867 - Shinnick, Tim
    1876 - Altizer, Dave
    1876 - Green, Danny

    1877 - Sheehan, Tommy
    1887 - Johnson, Walter
    1890 - Bell, Ralph

    1891 - Torphy, Red
    1891 - McCleskey, Jeff
    1893 - Fillingim, Dana
    1898 - Tolson, Chick
    1899 - Munson, Joe
    1907 - Clark, Earl
    1910 - Covington, Chet
    1911 - Gabler, Frank

    1917 - Repass, Bob
    1919 - Carswell, Frank
    1922 - Kerr, Buddy
    1925 - Addis, Bob
    1926 - Hisner, Harley
    1928 - Wilson, Bill

    1930 - Darnell, Bob
    1932 - Oldham, John
    1938 - Jones, Mack
    1942 - Gosger, Jim
    1947 - Pitlock, Skip

    1947 - Arnold, Chris
    1953 - Candelaria, John
    1959 - Hernandez, Leo
    1960 - Romanick, Ron
    1962 - Garcia, Leo
    1965 - Givens, Brian
    1965 - Magallanes, Ever
    1968 - Curtis, Chad
    1969 - Wengert, Don
    1970 - Petersen, Chris
    1971 - Trammell, Bubba
    1972 - Skrmetta, Matt
    1973 - Speier, Justin
    1973 - Almanzar, Carlos
    1975 - Cruz, Deivi
    1979 - LaRoche, Adam

    1980 - Thompson, Mike
    1983 - Maxwell, Justin
    1984 - Matos, Osiris
    1984 - Romero, Ricky
    1984 - Severino, Atahualpa
    1987 - Cotham, Caleb
    1987 - Rasmus, Cory
    1988 - Paxton, James
    1992 - Blandino, Alex

    Baseball Deaths on November 6...

    1924 - Leber, Emil
    1925 - McClellan, Harvey

    1928 - Cooney, Bill
    1931 - Chesbro, Jack
    1935 - Sunday, Billy
    1949 - Richardson, Bill
    1950 - Glendon, Martin
    1951 - Husta, Carl
    1953 - Dougherty, Tom

    1958 - Diehl, Ernie
    1958 - Mattern, Al
    1961 - Hartzell, Roy
    1963 - Mitchell, Clarence
    1964 - Phillips, Buz
    1982 - Baker, Al
    1983 - Lawrence, Bob

    1993 - Sadowski, Ed
    1994 - Dusak, Erv
    2003 - Jorgensen, Spider
    2009 - Reis, Tommy
    2009 - Roselli, Bob

    2010 - Van Noy, Jay
    2013 - Parker, Ace
    2017 - Stelmaszek, Rick





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« Reply #5683 on: November 07, 2019, 12:21:47 am »

    On November 7 in Baseball History...

    1928 - The cash-strapped Braves send player/manager Rogers Hornsby to the Cubs in exchange for $200‚000 and hurlers Percy Jones‚ Harry 'Socks' Seibold‚ Bruce Cunningham, outfielder Fred Maguire and catcher Lou Legett. Boston owner Emil Fuchs will replace the "Rajah', who will hit .380 along with 39 home runs and 149 RBIs for his new club, in the dugout, making him the last person to manage a major league club without any professional playing experience until Ted Turner's one game foray as a skipper, also with the Braves, in 1977.

    1957 - The AP poll names Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford its National League Rookie of the Year with 16 votes. He beats out his teammate, first baseman Ed Bouchee.

    1963 - Catcher Elston Howard becomes the first black ever voted American League Most Valuable Player. New York's Howard tops Detroit's Al Kaline 248 to 148. Joining Roger Maris (1960-61) and Mickey Mantle (1962), the New York catcher becomes the third consecutive Yankee to win the MVP.

    1964 - With their home attendance below 800,000 for the past two seasons, the National League orders the Braves to stay in Milwaukee in 1965, but permits a move to Atlanta in 1966. This is the second time in eleven years the Braves have receive permission to shift their franchise to another city.

    1967 - Orlando Cepeda of the Cards is the first unanimous selection as National League Most Valuable Player.

    1972 - For the second time in three years, Johnny Bench (.270, 40, 125) wins the National League MVP award. The Reds catcher joins Mickey Cochrane (1928 A's, 1934 Tigers), Yogi Berra (1951, '54 Yankees), and Roy Campanella (1951, '53, '55 Dodgers) as only the fourth backstop to win the award multiple times.

    1973 - The Cubs trade second baseman Glenn Beckert and minor league prospect Bobby Fenwick to the Padres for outfielder Jerry Morales. The deal will prove to be beneficial to Chicago when their new fly chaser spends four productive years in his first tenure with the club, including an all-star selection in 1977, and their former infielder playing in only 73 games before being released by San Diego during the first month of the 1975 season.

    1973 - Sylvia Pressler, a hearing examiner for the New Jersey Civil Rights Division, makes a ruling which leads to the admittance of girls into Little League Baseball making the Garden State the first to allow girls to play on Little League baseball teams. Prior to the decision, regulations had prohibited girls from participating with boys in the program.

    1978 - Boston's Jim Rice outpoints New York's Ron Guidry, 353-291, to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award. Rice led the league in hits (213), triples (15), home runs (46), RBI (139), and slugging (.600) and became the first American League player to accumulate 400 total bases in a season since Joe DiMaggio in 1937.

    1979 - The American League Rookie of the Year Award balloting ends in a tie with Twins third baseman John Castino and Blue Jays shortstop Alfredo Griffin each receiving seven of the 28 votes cast by the writers. The deadlock will prompt a change in the method used for next season's selection.

    1979 - Cubs reliever Bruce Sutter, who had a 2.23 ERA and saved 37 of his team's 80 victories, wins the National League Cy Young Award by a 72-66 margin over Houston's Joe Niekro.

    1989 - Baltimore's Gregg Olson becomes the first relief pitcher to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award.

    1990 - Receiving all of the writers' 28 first-place votes, Indian freshman catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr. wins the AL Rookie of the Year joining Carlton Fisk and Mark McGwire as the only players to be elected unanimously. Yankee first baseman/DH Kevin Mass and Royals right-hander Kevin Appier are the runners-up.

    1995 - For a bit less money paid by CBS for the rights to televise the 1990-1993 seasons of big league games, Major League Baseball comes to an agreement with the Fox Broadcasting Company to air regular season contests on Saturday afternoons. Similar to the format used by the The Baseball Network, Fox will offer weekly regionalized telecasts based solely on a viewer's geography.

    1997 - The new Tampa Bay expansion team names Larry Rothschild as the franchise's first manager. The Devil Rays skipper was the highly respected pitching coach of the World Champion Florida Marlins last season.

    2000 - Receiving 25-of-32 first-place votes, the BBWAA selects Rafael Furcal as the National League Rookie of the Year. The Braves shortstop, who is the only player listed on all 32 ballots, easily outdistances Cardinal pitcher Rick Ankiel and Mets outfielder Jay Payton.

    2002 - The Baseball Writers' Association of America selects Mike Scioscia (World Champions Angels - 99-63) and Tony LaRussa (Cardinals - 97-65) as Manager of the Year for their respective leagues. The St. Louis skipper, who also won the award in the American League with White Sox (1983) and the A's (1988, 1992) joins Braves' field boss Bobby Cox as the only managers to win the top honors in both leagues.

    2002 - A's southpaw Barry Zito (23-5, 2.75) is selected as the American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The 24 year-old sophomore, who led the AL in wins, out points Red Sox right-hander Pedro Martinez, 114 to 96.

    2003 - Thanks to Luis Garcia's ninth inning tie-breaking home run, Mexico upsets the United States Olympic baseball team in the quarterfinals of the qualifying tournament, 2-1. The loss in Panama means the U.S. squad will be unable to defend its gold medal in Athens next summer.

    2005 - Closer Huston Street becomes the second consecutive A’s freshman to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award, and Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard cops the similar honor in the National league. Both players, who were not on Opening Day rosters, got their opportunity to play in the majors this season due to injuries to teammates.

    2007 - In a five player trade, the Phillies obtain reliever Brad Lidge and infielder Eric Bruntlett from the Astros in exchange for outfielder speedster Michael Bourn, right-hander Geoff Geary and minor league prospect Mike Costanzo. Philadelphia hopes a change of scenery will help Lidge become a dominant closer in the National League again as he was in Houston during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

    2011 - The Chicago White Sox signed Leyson Septimo as a free agent.

    2011 - Clearing a spot in center field for top prospect Lorenzo Cain, the Royals trade outfielder Melky Cabrera (.305, 18, 87) to the Giants in exchange for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez (4-7, 4.26). The addition of the 29-year old southpaw bolsters KC's very young starting rotation.
    2011 - The Twins replace GM Bill Smith on an interim basis with Terry Ryan, who had previously held the post. The dismissal marks the first time since 1961 when the club left Washington to move to Minnesota that the franchise has fired a general manager.

    2012 - The San Diego Padres traded Blake Tekotte to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Brandon Kloess.

    2012 - The Rockies, after informing their season-ticket holders via e-mail before making an official announcement, name Walt Weiss as the sixth manager in the 20-year history of the team. The 48 year-old new skipper, a popular shortstop with Colorado during the early years of the franchise, replaces Jim Tracy, who resigned last month.

    2012 - With a year remaining on his contract, outfielder Jason Bay is released by the Mets after three very disappointing seasons with New York. The move will not save team any money as they will be responsible for the $21 million owed to the former National League Rookie of the Year, who signed a big free-agent deal with the club in 2009.

    2013 - Rick Renteria becomes the Cubs' 53rd manager in franchise history, the fourth in the last five years, when he signs a three-year contract with two club option years with the last-place team that finished the season with 96 losses. Chicago’s new 51 year-old skipper has spent the last three seasons as Buddy Black's bench coach for in San Diego.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 7...

    1857 - Nolan, The Only
    1868 - Freeman, Julie
    1872 - Ging, Billy
    1872 - McFarland, Monte
    1873 - Eustace, Frank
    1886 - Mensor, Ed
    1889 - Thompson, Tommy
    1891 - Baker, Tracy
    1898 - Pasquella, Mike
    1906 - Strange, Alan
    1910 - Brubaker, Bill
    1911 - Crompton, Herb
    1916 - Hatten, Joe
    1919 - Neill, Tommy
    1932 - Stuart, Dick
    1933 - Hale, Bob
    1935 - Hankins, Jay
    1938 - Kaat, Jim

    1938 - Gibbs, Jake
    1941 - Jones, Clarence
    1944 - Niekro, Joe
    1945 - Bennett, Dave
    1947 - Newhauser, Don
    1948 - Martinez, Buck
    1948 - Walker, Tom
    1950 - Norwood, Willie
    1951 - Tamargo, John
    1955 - Sularz, Guy
    1958 - Patterson, Reggie

    1959 - Rodas, Rich
    1961 - Mercado, Orlando
    1965 - Bearse, Kevin
    1966 - Tomberlin, Andy
    1966 - Suero, William
    1966 - Drahman, Brian

    1967 - Wainhouse, Dave
    1968 - Springer, Russ
    1969 - Fleming, Dave
    1971 - Ritchie, Todd

    1972 - Smith, Travis
    1973 - DePaula, Sean
    1974 - Rusch, Glendon
    1974 - Benson, Kris
    1976 - Walrond, Les
    1978 - Salas. Juan
    1979 - Brito, Juan
    1979 - Collazo, Willie
    1981 - Krynzel, Dave
    1982 - Horwitz, Brian
    1983 - Vasquez, Esmerling
    1985 - Harris, Mitch
    1988 - Alvarez, Dariel
    1989 - Gray, Sonny
    1990 - Santana, Danny

    Baseball Deaths on November 7...

    1901 - Welch, Tub
    1904 - Carroll, Fred
    1918 - Tiernan, Mike
    1922 - Thompson, Sam
    1925 - Kimber, Sam
    1930 - Fitzgerald, Warren
    1930 - Hanna, John
    1946 - Daly, Tom
    1947 - Wright, Cy
    1948 - Smith, Jake
    1954 - Bues, Art
    1954 - Frisbee, Charlie
    1966 - Bressler, Rube
    1969 - Galloway, Chick
    1970 - Hudson, Johnny
    1970 - McCullough, Paul
    1982 - Bivin, Jim
    1989 - Tatum, Tommy
    1993 - Shirley, Tex
    1996 - Lukon, Eddie
    2006 - Kerr, Buddy
    2006 - Sain, Johnny
    2009 - Dillinger, Bob

    2010 - Estock, George
    2014 - Paepke, Jack
    2014 - Ripley, Allen
    2015 - Besana, Fred
    2016 - Veres, Randy
    2017 - Halladay, Roy




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« Reply #5684 on: November 08, 2019, 12:25:24 am »

    On November 8 in Baseball History...

    1920 - At a meeting held for the purpose of dismissing Ban Johnson, a new twelve-team National League format is agreed to by the owners of the eleven dissenting clubs and one of the five teams still loyal to the American League president. This revolutionary plan for a new senior circuit will be dismissed a few days later.

    1934 - Ford Frick, National League publicity director, is named league president. He will eventually become commissioner.

    1950 - The Baseball Writers Association of America announces that Walt Dropo of the Boston Red Sox is the Rookie of the Year in the American League. Dropo led the league with 144 RBI. The slugging first baseman is the first Red Sox player to win the award.

    1951 - In one of the closest votes in history of the award, the BBWAA name Yankees catcher Yogi Berra as the American League's Most Valuable Player, ahead of 20-game winner Ned Garver of the last place Browns. With the selection of Roy Campanella by the writers last week, it marks the first time two catchers have copped the prestigious prize in the same season.

    1961 - With only one Cy Young Award given for the two leagues, Whitey Ford, the American League leader in wins and innings, gets the honor ahead of Warren Spahn, who led the National League with 21 wins and a 3.02 ERA.

    1966 - Triple Crown winner Frank Robinson of the Orioles is the unanimous choice as American League Most Valuable Player. He is the first player to win the award in both leagues.

    1967 - The Mets obtain Art Shamsky from the Reds in exchange for infielder Bob Johnson, who will play only 16 games for his new team before being traded to Atlanta. New York's newest outfielder will hit 42 home runs playing in a part-time role during his four seasons with the team.

    1977 - Hall of Fame skipper Bucky Harris dies on his 81st birthday in Bethesda, Maryland. In 1924, the 'Boy Wonder' became the player-manager for the Senators, winning a World Championship with Washington in his first year at the helm at the age of 27.

    1983 - Dale Murphy (.302, 36, 121) joins Ernie Banks, Joe Morgan and Mike Schmidt as one of the four players who have won the MVP award in consecutive seasons. The soft-spoken Braves' outfielder receives 21 of the 24 votes cast by the writers.

    1989 - Cubs outfielder Jerome Walton wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award, collecting 22 of 24 first-place votes to defeat teammate Dwight Smith. They are the first National League teammates to finish 1-2 in the voting since the Phillies' Jack Sanford and Ed Bouchee in 1957.

    1990 - Free-agent slugger Darryl Strawberry signs a five-year contract with his hometown Dodgers, formally ending his eight-year stay with the Mets. He is the all-time home run leader for the Mets with 252.

    1999 - The U.S. House of Representatives passes H. Res. 269 calling for former White Sox outfielder ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson to be honored. Representative Jim DeMint (R-SC), who represents Jackson's hometown of Greenville, drafted the resolution to pay tribute to the local legend, who was banned from professional baseball due to his involvement in the 1919 Black Sox scandal and thus is ineligible from becoming a member of the Hall of Fame.

    2000 - Jerry Manuel is selected by the BBWAA as the American League Manager of the Year. The White Sox skipper led his club to their first playoff appearance in seven years despite having the 21st lowest payroll of the 30 major league teams.

    2004 - Jason Bay (.282, 26, 82) becomes the first Pirates player, as well as the first Canadian, to win the National League Rookie of the Year. The 26-year old British Columbia native married his college girlfriend, Kristen, two days ago.

    2004 - Receiving 27 of 28 first-place votes, Bobby Crosby (.239, 22, 64) wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award. The Oakland shortstop, who is the son of former big leaguer infielder Ed Crosby, joins Harry Byrd (1952), Jose Canseco (1986), Mark McGwire (1987), Walt Weiss (1988) and Ben Grieve (1998) as the sixth A’s freshman to be honored by BBWAA.

    2005 - Joining Dean Chance, Bartolo Colon becomes the second Angels' pitcher, the first in 41 years, to win the Cy Young Award. The 32-year old Halo hurler from the Dominican Republic, who led the American League with 21 victories, is the only player named on every ballot.

    2007 - More than 7,000 fans packed Straub Park to see Tampa Bay players don the club's new look for the 2008 season which include changes in the team's name, logo, and colors. The club, now known simply as the Rays, will replace green with blues on the uniform along with the jerseys sporting a bright yellow sunburst.

    2008 - Former Boston players Bill Lee, Mo Vaughn, Mike Greenwell, Wes Ferrell, Frank Sullivan and Everett Scott as well as former scout George Digby and former executive Ed Kenney Sr. are inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. The two memorable moments in franchise history, Ted Williams’ homer in his last at-bat, and Curt Schilling’s performance (bloody sock) in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS, are also recognized for their special significance in Red Sox history.

    2008 - The Brewers hire Willie Randolph as bench coach to work with the team's new manager Ken Macha. The 54-year old former Mets manager compiled a 302-253 record during his 3+ years tenure in New York before being dismissed in June.

    2010 - Jhonny Peralta and the Tigers come to terms on an $11.25 million, two-year contract keeping the shortstop in Detroit. The agreement solidifies the left side of the team's infield for the next couple years with the re-signing of third baseman Brandon Inge to a similar deal three weeks ago.

    2010 - ESPN announces Jon Miller and Joe Morgan will no longer do Sunday Night Baseball ending the pair's 21-year tenure behind the mike. Network executive vice president Norby Williamson thanked the Hall of Famers for their outstanding body of work, but did not name any replacements.

    2012 - The Orioles announced the hiring of Dan Duquette as their executive vice president for baseball operations replacing Andy MacPhail. The 53-year-old former Red Sox general manager (1994-2002), who inked a three-year deal with the Birds, takes over a franchise that has suffered through 14 successive losing seasons.

    2013 - The Chicago White Sox signed David Purcey as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 8...

    1853 - Farrow, John
    1861 - Rogers, Emmett
    1867 - Cassian, Ed
    1869 - Peitz, Joe
    1870 - Hoffer, Bill
    1876 - Shay, Danny
    1884 - Ens, Mutz
    1884 - Donahue, Pat
    1895 - Knode, Mike
    1896 - Harris, Bucky
    1901 - McGowan, Beauty
    1907 - Cuccinello, Tony

    1908 - Stoneham, John
    1915 - Ambler, Wayne
    1920 - Westlake, Wally
    1922 - Brady, Bob
    1930 - Roarke, Mike
    1937 - Johnston, Rex
    1940 - Nossek, Joe

    1944 - Kranepool, Ed
    1952 - Remy, Jerry
    1952 - Denny, John
    1954 - Lucas, Gary
    1958 - Moore, Bobby
    1958 - Wilmet, Paul
    1962 - Fishel, John
    1962 - Palacios, Rey
    1963 - Smith, Dwight
    1965 - Blauser, Jeff
    1967 - Anthony, Eric
    1967 - Rodriguez, Henry
    1968 - Offerman, Jose
    1969 - Halter, Shane
    1970 - Watson, Allen
    1973 - Alfonzo, Edgardo
    1976 - Alvarez, Victor
    1976 - Casimiro, Carlos
    1977 - Punto, Nick
    1980 - Marte, Victor
    1985 - Barney, Darwin
    1987 - Shaw, Bryan
    1988 - Grandal, Yasmani
    1989 - Stanton, Giancarlo
    1991 - Kingham, Nick

    Baseball Deaths on November 8...

    1894 - Kelly, King
    1911 - Bielaski, Oscar
    1911 - Gatins, Frank
    1912 - Childs, Cupid
    1918 - Chappell, Larry
    1927 - Bedgood, Phil
    1927 - Mullin, Henry
    1929 - Bittman, Red
    1931 - Brown, Sam
    1931 - Meinke, Frank
    1942 - Cree, Birdie
    1942 - Handiboe, Jim
    1951 - Ritchey, Claude
    1957 - Connor, Joe
    1957 - Anderson, Fred
    1970 - Murray, Ed
    1972 - Child, Harry
    1973 - Chipman, Bob
    1975 - Shepardson, Ray
    1975 - Backman, Les
    1975 - Morgan, Vern
    1977 - Gladd, Jim
    1977 - Harris, Bucky
    1980 - Jones, Dale
    1989 - Lanning, Johnny
    1990 - Torgeson, Earl

    1993 - Leiber, Hank
    2013 - Miller, Rod
    2016 - Coughtry, Marlan
    2017 - Prince, Don
    2018 - Negray, Ron

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« Reply #5685 on: November 09, 2019, 12:04:03 am »

    On November 9 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 9...

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

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

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

    1981 - James, Chuck
    1983 - Barnette, Tony
    1984 - Zumaya, Joel
    1988 - Casali, Curt
    1988 - Neal, Zach
    1991 - Knapp, Andrew
    1992 - Bird, Greg
    1992 - Wick, Rowan
    1994 - Mejia, Erick
    1995 - Quijada, Jose

    Baseball Deaths on November 9...

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

    2018 - Howell, Ken



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« Reply #5686 on: November 10, 2019, 12:05:20 am »

    On November 10 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 10...

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

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

    1945 - Southworth, Bill
    1951 - Vail, Mike
    1953 - Christenson, Larry
    1953 - Thormodsgard, Paul
    1953 - Parrish, Larry
    1954 - Stanley, Bob
    1955 - Clark, Jack
    1957 - Twitty, Jeff
    1961 - Ouellette, Phil
    1963 - Thomas, Andres
    1964 - Noboa, Junior
    1964 - Holman, Shawn
    1964 - Rogers, Kenny
    1964 - Lockhart, Keith
    1971 - Huskey, Butch
    1972 - LaRocca, Greg
    1972 - Green, Shawn
    1974 - Bowie, Micah
    1977 - Cepicky, Matt
    1978 - DePaula, Jorge
    1981 - Blanco, Tony
    1981 - Valdez, Merkin
    1982 - Pagnozzi, Matt
    1983 - Dinkelman, Brian
    1983 - Mattheus, Ryan
    1984 - Makita, Kazuhisa
    1986 - Thames, Eric
    1988 - Segedin, Rob
    1989 - Choice, Michael
    1989 - Magill, Matt

    Baseball Deaths on November 10...

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

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

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

    1992 - Connors, Chuck

    1998 - Newhouser, Hal
    2002 - Raffensberger, Ken




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« Reply #5687 on: November 11, 2019, 12:20:35 am »

    On November 11 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 11...

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

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

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

    1963 - Quinones, Rey
    1964 - Hernandez, Roberto

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

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

    1977 - Bacsik, Mike
    1979 - House, J.R.
    1983 - Garza, Matt
    1985 - Fick, Chuck
    1986 - Crow, Aaron
    1987 - McPherson, Kyle
    1993 - Conlon, P.J.

    Baseball Deaths on November 11...

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

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

    2011 - Lea, Charlie
    2011 - Strincevich, Nick
    2017 - Pless, Rance





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« Reply #5688 on: November 12, 2019, 12:01:26 am »

    On November 12 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 12...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1994 - Hammer, JD

    Baseball Deaths on November 12...

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

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

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





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« Reply #5689 on: November 13, 2019, 12:07:50 am »

    On November 13 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2014 - Clayton Kershaw (21-3, 1.77 ERA) becomes the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award since Cardinal right-hander Bob Gibson copped the honor in 1968. The 26 year-old Dodger southpaw, who won his third NL Cy Young Award yesterday, receives 18 of 30 of the writers' first-place votes, easily outdistancing runner-ups Giancarlo Stanton [8] and Andrew McCutcheon [4].

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 13...

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Deaths on November 13...

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

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

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




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    On November 14 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on November 14...

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Deaths on November 14...

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


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