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Today In White Sox History - June 18th


June 18, 2006 - Jon Garland becomes the first White Sox pitcher to homer in a big league game in 35 years when he hits a two-run shot off the Reds Esteban Yan in the 8th inning of a game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. White Sox right fielder Jermaine Dye drives in three runs with his two hits, one of them his 20th homer of the season. Final score: White Sox 8, Cincinnati Reds 1.

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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on June 18, 2018, 12:08:23 am »

On June 18 in Baseball History...

    1911 - In the sixth inning in Detroit, the White Sox lead the Tigers, 13-1, and after eight innings, the Pale Hose lead, 15-7. The Tigers, however, score eight unanswered runs in the final two frames and win the Navin Field contest, 16-15, despite being down by as much as 12 runs.

    1919 - At Fenway Park with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Red Sox catcher Wally Schang is the victim of third baseman Jimmy Austin’s hidden ball trick. The play ends the game with the Browns beating Boston, 3-2 .

    1938 - After accepting GM Larry MacPhail's offer to coach first base, Babe Ruth wears a Dodger uniform for the first time as a coach and takes batting practice with the team. The 'Bambino' will quit at the end of the season ending his ties with major league baseball.

    1940 - Dodger Ducky Medwick, acquire in a trade less than a week ago, is beaned by former Cardinal teammate Bob Bowman and needs to be carried off the field on a stretcher. Brooklyn president Lee MacPhail accuses the St. Louis pitcher of deliberately hitting Medwick in the head because the two had quarreled in a hotel elevator prior to the game.

    1947 - Reds' hurler Ewell Blackwell no-hits the Braves, 6-0. First baseman Babe Young hits two three-run homers to account for all of Cincinnati's runs.

    1953 - Sending twenty-three batters to the plate at Fenway, the Red Sox enjoy a 17-run and 14-hit seventh inning when they pound the Tigers, 23-3. Sammy White sets a modern major league record scoring three times in the frame, and outfielder Gene Stephens collects three hits in the inning to establish an American League record.

    1958 - White Sox pitcher Billy Pierce retired 26 consecutive batters before pinch-hitter Ed Fitzgerald doubles weakly inside the right field line for the Senators' only hit. The 31-year old southpaw then strikes out Albie Pearson on three pitches to one-hit Washington, 3-0.

    1960 - The Giants, a big favorite to win the pennant in a preseason poll of writers taken by The Sporting News, change managers, replacing Bill Rigney with Tom Sheehan. Horace Stoneham's team is 33-25 and trails only Pittsburgh. At 66 years, two months, and 18 days, Sheehan is the oldest rookie manager in major-league history.

    1961 - In Game 1 of a doubleheader at Fenway Park, the Red Sox, trailing by seven runs entering the bottom of the ninth, beat the Senators, 13-12, with the decisive blow being a Jim Pagliaroni two-out walk-off grand slam. The Boston backstop, in addition to catching all 22 innings of the twin bill, hits another walk-off home run in the 13th inning of the nightcap giving the BoSox a 6-5 victory.

    1962 - Hank Aaron of the Braves reaches the left-center field bleachers at the Polo Grounds, the second player to find the center field bleachers in two days and only the third ever. The Braves win 7-1.

    1967 - Astros' hurler Don Wilson no-hits the Braves, 2-0, striking out 15 of the 30 batters he faces. The right-handed fireballer, who will pitch another no-no for Houston next season, becomes the tenth rookie to throw a no-hitter .

    1967 - Red Sox third baseman Joe Foy, who is spending the night with his parents prior to a series against the Yankees, is able get his parents safely out of the building when a fire breaks out in their home in the Bronx. The house blaze will result in the loss of the many souvenirs and keepsakes the 24 year-old infielder has accumulated as a baseball player.

    1972 - By a 5-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court confirms lower court rulings in the Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws and the legitimacy of its reserve clause. Its decision is narrowly construed, however, and leaves the way open for legislation or collective bargaining to undercut the reserve system.

    1973 - On Fathers’ Day, the A’s stage a Mustache Day promotion giving fans with hair above their upper lip free admission into the ballpark. Charlie O. Finley offers his players a $300 bonus for growing facial hair for the event, and all do except Vida Blue, who is still bitter about his recent contract negotiations with the team owner.

    1975 - Boston rookie Fred Lynn drives in ten runs with three home runs, a triple, and a single during a 15-1 drubbing of Detroit. Lynn's 16 total bases tie an A.L. record.

    1976 - Commissioner Bowie Kuhn voids the A's sales, totaling $3.5 million, of Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers to the Red Sox and Vida Blue to the Yankees, saying they are 'not in the best interest of baseball.' A's owner Charlie Finley files a $10 million damage suit against Kuhn, and will refuse to use any of the three players until June 27.

    1977 - New York's Reggie Jackson loafs after a fly ball during a 10-4 loss to Boston and is taken out by manager Billy Martin. Jackson and Martin nearly come to blows in the dugout as national television cameras watch.

    1979 - Billy Martin returns to the dugout to manage the Yankees for the second time replacing Bob Lemon, the skipper who replaced him last season and led the team to a World Championship. Martin will be at the helm this season for 95 games, and the fourth place team will win 55 of those games.

    1986 - Angels' hurler Don Sutton becomes the 19th major league pitcher to earn his 300th victory when the Alabama native three-hits the Rangers, 4-1. The 43-year old right-hander will finish with a total of 324 victories during his 23-year playing career.

    1989 - The Phillies trade second baseman Juan Samuel to the Mets for outfielder Lenny Dykstra, relief pitcher Roger McDowell and a player to be named later, that will be minor league pitcher Tom Edens. New York's experiment to turn their new infielder, who will play only 86 games with New York, into a center fielder will fail miserably, while 'Nails' will go on to be a three-time all-star and a cog in Philadelphia's National League championship in 1993, being selected as the runner-up for the Most Valuable Player Award.

    1995 - Tigers manager Sparky Anderson moves into third place on the all-time list with his 2,158th win. He passes Bucky Harris with the 10-8 victory over Baltimore.

    1996 - Chris Anderson becomes the first player representing the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to get a base hit. The Hudson Valley catcher, the team's 66th-round draft choice, delivers a run-producing single in the second inning of the Renegades' 7-6 loss to New Jersey in the New York-Penn League contest.

    1996 - Brant Brown hits the first three home runs of his career on the same day. The 25-year old rookie goes deep as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning off Chan Ho Park in a 9-6 loss to the Dodgers in the opener of a Wrigley Field twin bill, but his two additional round-trippers contribute to Chicago's 7-4 victory in the nightcap.

    2000 - The A's slam the Royals, 21-3, as every player in the Oakland starting lineup has at least one hit, one RBI and scores a minimum of one run. The 18-run difference is largest margin of victory for the A's and the largest margin of defeat for the Royals in the team's respective histories.

    2000 - In a 19-2 rout of the Diamondbacks, it takes only the first four innings for Mike Lansing to hit for the cycle. The Rockies second baseman gets a triple in the first, a two-run homer in the second, a double in the third, and completes the rare event with a single in the fourth inning.

    2001 - Citing he wants to spend more time with his family, Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. announces he will retire at the end of the season. The two-time MVP will be best remembered for his streak of playing in 2,632 consecutive games.

    2001 - A mandate issued by the the commissioner's office imposes a two-minute limit for warm-up tosses thrown by relievers who come in during an inning, with the time starting when the pitcher enters fair territory. At the beginning of a frame the allotted warm-up time for a hurler will be one-minute and forty-seconds unless the game is on national television, in that event the time limit will be increased by 20 seconds.

    2002 - In the first major league game to feature four players with 400 career homers, the Cubs beat the Rangers, 4-3, when Alex Gonzalez hits a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning. Sammy Sosa (475), Fred McGriff (459) and Juan Gonzalez (401) watched Rafael Palmeiro add his 460th home run to the total.

    2004 - At Shea Stadium, Hall of Fame catchers Carlton Fisk, Johnny Bench, Gary Carter, and Yogi Berra take part in a pre-game ceremony to honor Mike Piazza for hitting the most home runs as a catcher in baseball history. The Mets’ backstop established the new mark, breaking Carlton Fisk’s record, with his 352nd home run on May 5.

    2005 - After 136 at-bats and 155 plate appearances with the bases full, Derek Jeter hits the first grand slam in his career. The Yankees shortstop’s homer ends the longest drought (at bats and number of homers) among current major leaguers without hitting a bases loaded home run.

    2005 - Julio Franco becomes the oldest player to hit multiple home runs in a game when he goes deep on two occasions in the Braves' 6-1 victory over Cincinnati. The 46 year, 299 day year-old Atlanta first baseman homers twice off Cincy starter Eric Milton, going yard in the first and third innings at the Great American Ball Park.

    2006 - In a game in which veteran hurler Kenny Rogers wins his 200th career victory, the Tigers go yard eight times to set a club record. Cubs starter Mark Prior, who recently returned from the 60-day disabled list, gives up three of the home runs in the 6-run first inning of the 12-3 barrage at Wrigley Field.

    2007 - Trailing the Red Sox by 15˝ games in the AL East after playing just sixty-nine games, the last-place Orioles fire Sam Perlozzo as the team's manager. Bullpen coach Dave Trembley is named as the interim manager in the midst of an O's eight-game losing streak as the club embarks on a West Coast road trip.

    2010 - President Obama, along with his two daughters, makes an unannounced trip to Nationals Park to watch Stephen Strasburg pitch against his favorite team, the White Sox. The commander-in chief is on hand to see the 21-year old fireballer strike out ten batters to bring the phenom's three-game total to 32, three more than the rookie record of 29 established by J.R. Richard in 1971.  However, the Pale Hose win 2-1 in 11 innings on a infield single by Alex Rios.

    2012 - R.A. Dickey throws his second consecutive one-hitter when he allows only a fifth-inning single by Wilson Betemit in the Mets' 5-0 victory over Baltimore at Citi Field. The 37- year-old knuckleball pitcher, who hasn't allowed an earned run in 42 2-3 innings, also limited Tampa Bay to a lone safety in his last start.

    2012 - After a lengthy ten-week trial, Roger Clemens is acquitted by a jury on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress when he testified at a deposition during a 2008 nationally televised hearing. The seven-time Cy Young winner, who won 354 games playing for the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees and Astros during his 24 years in the major leagues, contended that the success in the latter part of his career was a result of an over-the-top work ethic and not due to taking performance-enhancing drugs as widely believed.

    2012 - With his one-out, solo home run off Shawn Kelley in the seventh in the Diamondbacks 7-1 victory over Seattle at Chase Field, Aaron Hill becomes the fifth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle. The Arizona second baseman, the first D-Back to single, double, triple and homer in four at-bats, joins Kelly Johnson (2010), Stephen Drew (2008), Greg Colbrunn (2002) and Luis Gonzalez (2000) in accomplishing the rare feat.

    2014 - With the only batter reaching base as a result of a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the seventh inning, Clayton Kershaw no-hits the Rockies at Dodger Stadium, striking out a career-high 15 batters. The left-hander’s teammate Josh Beckett also threw a no-hitter 24 days ago, making it the shortest span between no-hitters by a team since the Reds’ Johnny Vander Meer accomplished it in consecutive starts, four days apart, in 1938.

    2015 - Carlos Correa, the number one overall pick in 2012, becomes the second-youngest player in the modern era to steal three bases in a game when he swipes a trio of bags in Houston's 8-4 victory against the Rockies at Coors Field. In 1979, Rickey Henderson was 20 years and 241 days old when he accomplish the feat, 18 days younger than the Astro shortstop.

    Baseball Birthdays on June 18...

    1849 - Tipper, Jim
    1853 - Haley, Fred
    1860 - Grady, John
    1862 - Blaisdell, Dick
    1862 - Ganzel, Charlie
    1866 - Anderson, Varney
    1874 - Blank, Fred
    1882 - Fritz, Charlie
    1888 - Berghammer, Marty

    1893 - Shaw, Ben
    1896 - Halliday, Newt
    1917 - Pofahl, Jimmy
    1927 - Medlinger, Irv
    1929 - Upton, Bill
    1932 - Necciai, Ron
    1933 - Phillips, Taylor
    1939 - Brock, Lou
    1941 - Brown, Paul
    1949 - Schneck, Dave
    1961 - McCarthy, Tom

    1961 - Galarraga, Andres
    1962 - Leiper, Dave
    1963 - McGinnis, Russ
    1964 - Hinzo, Tommy
    1966 - Alomar, Jr., Sandy

    1976 - Powell, Jeremy
    1976 - Heredia, Felix
    1980 - Watkins, Tommy
    1983 - Hoffpauir, Jarrett
    1984 - Rodriguez, Fernando
    1985 - Coghlan, Chris
    1986 - Cishek, Steven
    1986 - Joseph, Caleb
    1987 - Castro, Jason
    1987 - Shuck, J.B.
    1987 - Thompson, Taylor

    1989 - Moore, Matt
    1990 - Winkler, Kyle
    1991 - Telis, Tomas

    Baseball Deaths on June 18...

    1915 - Faust, Charlie
    1926 - Gardner, Alex
    1927 - Harper, Jack
    1929 - Bishop, Frank
    1936 - Nichols, Al
    1937 - Adams, Willie
    1939 - Currie, Murphy
    1947 - Harting, Ed
    1955 - Katoll, Jack

    1957 - Allison, Milo
    1961 - Gaedel, Eddie
    1963 - Geraghty, Ben
    1966 - Naylor, Rollie
    1968 - Bishop, Lloyd
    1977 - Frederick, Johnny
    1979 - Trosky, Hal

    1981 - Barnes, Honey
    1989 - Senteney, Steve
    2002 - Jenkins, Jack
    2003 - Doby, Larry

    2003 - Fleming, Tom
    2016 - Schaffernoth, Joe
    2018 - Connors, Billy




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This Date In MLB History - June 17th


June 17, 2007 - Frank Thomas hit his record-breaking 244th home run as a designated hitter in Toronto's 4-2 loss to Washington. The solo shot in the third inning moved Thomas past Edgar Martinez for the most homers by a DH in major league history.

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Today In White Sox History - June 17th

June 17th, 1961 - The pitching of Juan Pizarro and the hitting of third baseman Andy Carey led the White Sox to a 5- 1 win over the Minnesota Twins at Comiskey Park.  Pizarro struck out 7 and allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings.  Carey had three hits (2 doubles) and drove in three for the Sox. Reliever Warren Hacker's  scoreless 2 1/3 innings earned him his third save of the season.

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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
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On June 17 in Baseball History...

    1915 - In relief, Cubs right-hander George Washington Zabel throws 18 and 1/3 innings of the Cubs' 4-3 victory over the Robins at West Side Park. 'Zip', establishing the major league record for the longest relief stint in one game, beats Brooklyn starter Jeff Pfeffer, who tosses a 19-inning complete-game.

    1941 - Joe DiMaggio is credited with a hit in his 30th consecutive game when an easy grounder to short bounces up and hits Luke Appling on the shoulder. Chicago beats the Yankees 8-7.

    1942 - During the second game of a twin bill in Boston, Paul Waner, standing on first base, gestures to the official scorer, Jerry Moore of the Boston Globe, not to credit him with a hit on the ground ball in the hole that was knocked down by Reds shortstop Eddie Joost. 'Big Poison' doesn't want a questionable roller to be his historic 3000th hit, which the Braves right-fielder will collect with a clean single after tomorrow's off day.

    1943 - Player-manager Joe Cronin of the Red Sox hits two three-run pinch home runs, one in each game of a doubleheader, as Boston beats the St. Louis Browns 5-4 and loses 8-7. He had hit a three-run pinch homer two nights before against the A's, giving him three home runs in four at-bats. He will pinch-hit 42 times this year with 18 hits, including an A.L. record five pinch-hit homers.

    1944 - Although he will continue to play in the minor leagues until 1955, Ed Levy appears in his 40th and final game of his three-year tenure in the major leagues. The Irish Catholic first baseman, born as Edward Clarence Whitner in 1911, is asked to start using his stepfather's surname by Yankee team president Ed Barrow to help the club attract more Jewish fans to the Bronx ballpark.

    1954 - Joe Adc0ck's ninth-inning home run off Brooklyn right-hander Ed Roebuck, his second round-tripper of the game, proves to be the game winner in the Braves' 5-4 victory over the Dodgers. The blast to left field, which clears an 83-foot wall at the 350-foot mark, is the only homer ever to land on the roof at Ebbets Field.

    1958 - Ossie Virgil, who became the first black to play for the Tigers 11 days ago, goes 5-for-5 in his first home game at Briggs Stadium. The Dominican's performance helps Detroit to beat the Senators, 9-2.

    1960 - Ted Williams becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit 500 career home runs when he goes deep off Tribe's moundsman Wayne Hawkins. 'Teddy Ballgame's' two-run blast proves to be difference when the Red Sox beat the Indians at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium, 3-1.

    1962 - Lou Brock of the Cubs hits a home run into the right-center field bleachers at the Polo Grounds, 460 feet from home plate, in the first game of a Chicago doubleheader sweep, 8-7 and 4-3. He is the second player to reach those bleacher seats, Joe Adc0ck being the first.

    1962 - Gene Woodling becomes the first major leaguer to play for both the Yankees and the Mets. In his National League debut, the 38-year old outfielder goes 2-for-4 scoring two runs for the new expansion team in an 8-7 loss to the Cubs at the Polo Grounds.

    1962 - In the second inning of Game 1 of a twin bill against the Yankees, the bottom of the Indians' lineup, Jerry Kindall, Bubba Phillips, and Jim Mahoney, hit consecutive home runs helping Dick Donovan improve his record to 10-2. The Tribe also takes the nightcap to complete a four-game sweep of the World Champs, much to the delight of the largest home crowd in eight seasons.

    1967 - A nine-hour and five-minute doubleheader between the Tigers and Athletics is the longest by game time in the American League ever. The first game includes a rain delay, and the second goes 19 innings before a Dave Duncan home run wins it 6-5 for the A's. Detroit takes the opener 7-6.

    1970 - At Candlestick Park, Willie Mays (615) and Ernie Banks (504) both homer in the Cubs’ 6-1 victory over the Giants. It is the first time in baseball history two players with 500 career home runs have gone deep in the same game.

    1971 - Don Kessinger goes 6-for-6, stroking five singles and a double. The Cubs leadoff hitter's perfect performance at the plate contributes to the team's 7-6 ten-inning victory over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

    1976 - At Shea Stadium‚ Dave Kingman hits a walk-off homer to give the Mets a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers. Sky King's game-ending blast comes off Charlie Hough in the 14th inning.

    1978 - Inspired by Ron Guidry's performance of striking out 15 Angels in six innings and finishing the game with 18 Ks to establishing a new American League mark for southpaws, the crowd at Yankee Stadium initiates a new baseball tradition when they begin to rhythmically clap each time there is two strikes on the batter. The left-hander's performance in the 4-0 victory over California will lead the team's television announcer, Phil Rizzuto, to coin a new nickname referring to the Lafayette native as 'Louisiana Lightning'.

    1987 - Dick Howser dies at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He led the Royals to their first World Championship in 1985, but was forced to give up managing during the 1986 season because of a brain tumor. His uniform number, 10, will be retired by the club on July 3.

    1993 - Baseball owners vote overwhelming, 26-2, in favor of expanding the playoffs for the first time since 1969. The new system, beginning in 1994, will double the number of teams that qualify for post-season play to eight by realigning each league to three divisions and adding two wild card teams.

    1997 - 'The Freeway Series' hits the street in LA, and the Dodgers drive home with the first win in this interleague series on Todd Zeile's second home run of the game. The Dodgers trailed the Angels by one run in the ninth, but tied it on a wild pitch and won it 4-3 on Zeile's homer.

    2001 - Blake Stein ties an American League record when he records eight consecutive strikeouts in the Royals' 5-2 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park. The right-hander's streak started with striking out Richie Sexson for the last out the first inning and ended after he fanned Mark Loretta to start the fourth frame.

    2003 - The Phillies enter into a 25-year naming rights agreement to call their new home Citizens Bank Park, promoting one of the nation's largest commercial holding companies. At Philadelphia's newest ball park, a gigantic Liberty Bell, towering 100 feet above street level, will come to life after every Phillies homer.

    2003 - Mets starter Jae Seo and two relief pitchers, David Weathers and Armando Benitez, combine to one-hit Florida, 5-0. The contest is the third consecutive one-hitter the team has been involved in‚ Steve Trachsel limited the Angles to one single two days ago, and last night, Dontrelle Willis beat New York, 1-0, yielding just one safety.

    2004 - At New Hampshire’s Holman Stadium, the Nashua Pride of the independent Atlantic League celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Watergate break-in by giving away Richard Nixon bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans in attendance. The minor league promotion, which included free entrance to anyone named Woodward or Bernstein and 18 1/2 minutes of silence to match the time of the gap in the infamous Watergate tape, had no reports of stolen signs during the game.

    2004 - The Florida Marlins traded Wilson Valdez and cash to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Billy Koch.

    2008 - Cecil Cooper of the Astros and Ron Gardenhire of the Twins become the first two managers to be fined by Major League Baseball for failing to comply with pace of game regulations. Last month, all the teams were asked to help enforce existing rules in an effort to decrease the amount of time it takes to complete a big league contest.

    2008 - After a 9-6 victory against the Angels in the first game of a West Coast road trip, the Mets fire manager Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson, and first base coach Tom Nieto, shortly after 3 a.m. Eastern time. The team's 18th manager, who compiled a 302-253 record in 3+ seasons with New York, will be replaced by bench coach Jerry Manuel on an interim basis until the end of the season.

    2008 - In the Mariners' 5-4 win over Florida at Safeco Field, Felix Hernandez strikes out the side on nine pitches to become the 13th pitcher in American League history to throw an immaculate inning. King Felix's fourth frame victims include Jeremy Hermida (swinging), Jorge Cantu (swinging), and Mike Jacobs (looking).

    2009 - Calling his 2,227th game behind the plate, backstop Ivan Rodriguez breaks Carlton 'Pudge' Fisk's record for the number of games caught in the major leagues. The Astros catcher, also known as Pudge, establishes the mark against the Rangers, the team he broke in with as a 19-year old in 1991.

    2009 - Fans attending tonight's game at Fenway Park will have an opportunity to win food and prizes along with one lucky patron, sitting 500 feet from plate, receiving a pair of tickets for a future contest. The Red Sox are treating their fans to celebrate the 500th straight sellout at home, a streak begun on May 15, 2003, in which almost 18 million have seen the club compile a 326-173 record over the first 499 games of the record span.

    2013 - Max Scherzer becomes the second Tiger starter in the 104-year history of the franchise to begin the season at 10-0 when Detroit beats Baltimore at Comerica Park, 5-1. George Mullin, known as Wabash to his teammates, began the 1909 season 11-0 en route to a 29-8 record for the eventual American League champs.

    2013 - The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jose Contreras as a free agent.

    2014 - With their ninth straight victory, the Royals take over the lead in the American League Central, beating last year's Cy Young Award winner, Max Scherzer, and the Tigers at Comerica Park, 11-4. The last time Kansas City had sole possession of first place after playing 70 games was on June 25, 1980, when they led Chicago by 8.5 in the AL West, en route to winning the American League pennant.

    2016 - The Chicago White Sox released Mat Latos.

    Baseball Birthdays on June 17...

    1855 - Connell, Terry
    1861 - Browning, Pete
    1877 - O'Brien, Pete
    1879 - Hilley, Ed
    1881 - Rossman, Claude
    1887 - Coulson, Bob
    1890 - Douglas, Phil
    1891 - Terry, Zeb

    1897 - Hubbell, Bill
    1903 - Shields, Ben
    1905 - Outen, Chink
    1910 - Bowman, Joe
    1911 - Humphrey, Bill
    1916 - Burns, Joe
    1918 - Elko, Pete
    1921 - Pope, Dave
    1928 - Nixon, Willard
    1932 - Daniels, Bennie
    1942 - Peraza, Luis
    1948 - Concepcion, Dave
    1949 - Ostrosser, Brian
    1955 - Charboneau, Joe
    1961 - Brantley, Mickey
    1961 - Mata, Victor
    1962 - Tate, Stu
    1963 - Kinzer, Matt
    1963 - Drees, Tom

    1965 - Lee, Manuel
    1965 - Magnante, Mike
    1966 - Abner, Shawn

    1975 - Brownson, Mark
    1975 - Sadler, Donnie
    1978 - Stenson, Dernell
    1983 - Pauley, David
    1990 - Barnes, Matt
    1990 - Chafin, Andrew

    Baseball Deaths on June 17...

    1895 - Galvin, Lou
    1901 - Craver, Bill
    1935 - Andrus, Wiman
    1939 - Sothoron, Allen
    1945 - Visner, Joe
    1949 - Cook, Jim
    1951 - Harper, Bill
    1952 - Bonetti, Julio
    1952 - Atkinson, Al
    1959 - McHale, Jim
    1961 - Johns, Ollie
    1962 - Brooks, Mandy
    1969 - Houck, Byron
    1973 - Scheeren, Fritz
    1974 - Salmon, Roger
    1974 - Slagle, Walt
    1975 - Gordon, Sid
    1979 - Lewis, Duffy
    1984 - Hegan, Jim
    1987 - Howser, Dick
    1988 - Montague, Ed
    1995 - Campbell, Bruce

    2000 - Albanese, Joe
    2002 - Adair, Bill

    2009 - Rhodes, Dusty
    2016 - Hennigan, Phil
    2018 - Rennert, Dutch




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