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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by gatorjjh, May 5, 2018.

  1. GatorLurker

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    Stole home 54 times and never won a World Series ring.
     
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    my grandfather born in brooklyn saw cobb play ... a street fighter if there ever was one :)
     
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    1986 Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hrs of community service & fined $5001991 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession
    1991 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession

    BIRTHDAYS
    1894 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner (1951-65)
    1934 Al Kaline, baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
    1943 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, professional baseball player (White Sox), born in Brownwood, Texas (d. 2016)
    1956 Tom Lawless, American baseball player

    1964 Mike Fetters, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
    1965 Chito Martínez, Belizean baseball player
    1967 Doug Johns, South Bend IN, pitcher (Oakland A's)
    1984 Ian Kennedy, Major League Baseball pitcher
     
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    Thursday's Edition (Old Guy Screwed up)
    1921 AL votes to return to best-of-7 World Series, while NL votes best-of-9 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7
    1929 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
    1940 Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000
    1985 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC

    BIRTHDAYS
    1881 Branch Rickey, American baseball player & sports executive (Dodgers), born in Stockdale, OhioCalifornia (d. 1974)
    1888 Fred Merkle, American baseball figure, born in Watertown, Wisconsin (d. 1958)
    1927 Jim Simpson, American sportscaster, born in Washington, D.C.
    1949 Cecil Cooper, American baseball player, born in Brenham, Texas
    1974 Augie Ojeda, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
    1976 Aubrey Huff, American baseball player, born in Marion, Ohio
    1979 David DeJesus, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York City
    1981 James Shields, American baseball player, born in Santa Clarita, California
    1982 David Wright, American baseball player (New York Mets), born in Norfolk, Virginia


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    1918 Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore & Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell & Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters & $15,000
    1932 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
    1995 SF Giants announce plans to build a new stadium to open in 2000

    BIRTHDAYS
    1887 Cy Williams, American MLB outfielder (4-time NL HR leader), born in Wadena, Indiana (d. 1974)
    1911 Josh Gibson, American Negro League baseball legend (hit 800+ HRs), born in Buena Vista, Georgia (d. 1947)
    1948 Dave Kingman, American baseball player (Mets, NY Yankees, Giants), born in Pendleton, Oregon
    1952 Joaquín Andújar, Dominican baseball pitcher (Cardinals), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic (d. 2015)
    1957 Tom Henke, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Missouri
    1960 Andy Van Slyke, American baseball player, born in Utica, New Jersey
    1960 Roger McDowell, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets, Balt Orioles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1972 Latroy Hawkins, American baseball player, born in Gary, Indiana
    1972 Dustin Hermanson, American baseball player, born in Springfield, Ohio
    1980 Royce Ring, American baseball player, born in La Mesa, California
    1982 Philip Humber, American baseball player, born in Nacogdoches, Texas
     
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    1948–Dave Kingman—his swings hitting his longest homeruns were only ever matched by his swings & misses—
     
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    King Kong!
     
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    "1940 Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000"

    So about $1,000,000 today.

    A pretty good investment.

    And you get to live in the Bay Area and not Philly.
     
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    Reggie Jackson says "hi".
     
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    1915 Federal Baseball League disolved
    1915 Organized baseball & Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati

    1953 Jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns
    1980 Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
    1995 David Cone signs $19.5 million 3 year contract with NY Yankees


    BIRTHDAYS
    1862 Connie Mack, American hall of fame baseball executive and manager (Philadelphia A's 1900-50), born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts (d. 1956)
    1918 William Kennedy, American baseball player, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1995)

    1938 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball player, born in the Dominican Republic
    1944 Steve Carlton, American baseball pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82), born in Miami, Florida
    1948 Steve Garvey, American baseball player (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
    1955 Lonnie Smith, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
    1964 Mike Jackson, US pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Houston, Texas
    1969 Andrew Scott, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, Australia
    1969 Marcie Aguilar, American female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Tucson, Arizona
    1976 Jason Lane, American baseball player, born in Santa Rosa, California
     
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    1923 Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000
    1953 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year 9 months
    1994 Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players

    BIRTHDAYS
    1942 Jerry Koosman, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Appleton, Minnesota
    1976 Brad Lidge, American baseball player, born in Sacramento, California
    1978 Víctor Martínez, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
    1980 Cody Ross, American baseball player, born in Portales, New Mexico
    1983 Hanley Ramírez, Dominican baseball player, born in Samaná, Dominican Republic
     
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    Slim Pickins Today
    1974 Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year
    Birthday:
    1951 John D'Acquisto, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
    1990 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones





     
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    Merry Christmas To All....


    1862 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, South Carolina
    1888 1st indoor baseball game played at fairgrounds in Philadelphia

    BIRTHDAYS
    1855 James Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884
    1881 Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees)
    1908 Jo-Jo Moore, baseball player (d. 2001)
    1927 Nellie Fox, White Sox infielder (AL MVP 1959), (d. 1975)
    1946 Gene Lamont, American baseball player and manager
    1950 Manny Trillo, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Caripito, Venezuela
    1958 Rickey Henderson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB stolen base record), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1961 Storm Davis, baseball player
    1968 Scott Bullett, American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
    1981 Willy Taveras, Dominican baseball player, born in Tenares, Dominican Republic


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    1961–Storm Davis

    He was the HC at The Bolles School in Jacksonville during Alan’s HS years—

    Oh, yeah—Alan never lost to Bolles, 4 years straight—:)
     
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    1919 Yankees & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth the Yankees Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
    1928 Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming
    1934 Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms
    1950 Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
    1990 Senior Professional Baseball Association folds

    BIRTHDAYS
    1837 Morgan Bulkeley, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1922)
    1940 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Kansas City, KS, (d. 2014)
    1947 Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
    1948 Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
    1954 Ozzie Smith, infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Mobile, Alabama
    1961 Storm Davis, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Dallas, Texas
    1964 Jeff King, American baseball infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Marion, Indiana
     
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    Where are all the fans?
     
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    I wondered the same thing, afternoon game in midweek? I always remember my Grandfather who loved baseball and lived & worked in NYC, he went to games frequently and was at the longest game,worried my Grandmother when he wasn't on the regular bus home :)