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

  1. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Maybe it was nickel beer and they were all lined up at the concession stand—:rolleyes:
     
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  2. GatorLurker

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    Nickel beer wasn't that big of a deal way back then.
     
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  3. gatorjjh

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  4. gatorjjh

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    1919 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season
    1973 LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
    1984 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees


    BIRTHDAYS
    1896 Arch Ward, sportswriter (proposed baseball's all-star game)
    1942 Byron Browne, baseball player
    1968 Dean Palmer, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Tallahassee, Florida
    1983 Cole Hamels, American baseball player
    1988 Rick Porcello, American baseball player






     
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  5. gatorjjh

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  6. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1944 Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
    1957 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on

    BIRTHDAYS
    1947 Aurelio Rodriguez, baseball player
    1952 Ray Knight, 3rd baseman (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)
    1960 Zane Smith, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Madison, Wisconsin
    1963 Mel Stottlemyre Jr., American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blues Jays), born in Prosser, Washington
    1971 Melvin Nieves, Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    1971 Benny Agbayani, American baseball player, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
    1979 Bill Hall, American baseball player, born in Nettleton, Mississippi
     
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  7. gatorjjh

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    1933 New York Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds
    1969 NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball and challenge the reserve clause


    BIRTHDAYS
    1927 Jim Simpson, American sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Washington, D.C.
    1938 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois (d. 2018)
    1962 Devon White, Jamaican-born American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1964 Craig Grebeck, American baseball infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
    1968 James Mouton, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Denver, Colorado
    1973 Tomas Perez, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Lara, Venezuela
    1973 Theo Epstein, American baseball executive and President of Baseball Operations, born in NYC, New York
    1974 Richmond "Richie" Sexson, American baseball player, born in Portland, Oregon
    1975 Jaret Wright, American baseball player, born in Anaheim, California
    1977 Jimmy Journell, American baseball player, born in Springfield, Ohio
     
  8. 74nole

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    1952–Ray Knight

    My growing up buddy—we played together from 9 yrs old through HS—We are still close today—
     
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  9. gatorjjh

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    1926 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substantiated)
    1943 Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps & cash

    BIRTHDAYS
    1935 Sandy Koufax, Dodger pitcher (Cy Young '63, '65, '66, perfect-1967)
    1976 A.J. Pierzynski, American baseball player

    1977 Grant Balfour, Australian baseball player
     
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    1914 Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Captain Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000
    1918 Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager
    1974 NY Yankees sign Jim "Catfish" Hunter for 5 yrs for a record $3.75 million
    1991 Daniel R McCarthy elected NY Yankee managing general partner

    BIRTHDAYS
    1857 King Kelly, American baseball player, born in Troy, New York (d. 1894)
    1870 Thomas Connolly, English-American baseball umpire, born in Manchester, United Kingdom (d. 1961)
    1880 Fred Beebe, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1957)
    1884 Bobby Byrne, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1964)
    1919 Tommy Byrne, American baseball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2007)
    1961 Rick Aguilera, American baseball pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in San Gabriel, California
     
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    1927 Brooklyn announces release of future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Zack Wheat after 18 consecutive seasons with Robins; Wheat hits .324 in final season with Philadelphia A's
    1943 Negro Baseball League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown; admitted to hospital for rest and treatment; released in time for pre-season training
    1961 Briggs Stadium, home of baseball's Detroit Tigers is officially renamed Tigers Stadium
    1974 Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin


    BIRTHDAYS
    1857 Tim Keefe, American Major League Baseball pitcher, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1933)
    1904 Ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993)
    1911 Hank Greenberg, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (5-time All Star, Detroit Tigers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
    1927 Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher who became the youngest player in league history at 16 (Philadelphia A’s), born in Gratz, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
    1965 Mark Dewey, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates)
    1968 Sandy Beasley, softball outfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond, British Columbia
     
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    1879 Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Illinois
    1911 Brookyln Dodgers President Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
    1918 Dodgers trade Casey Stengel & Cutshaw to Pitts for Grimes & Mamaux
    1977 Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing

    BIRTHDAYS
    1963 David Cone, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees), born in Kansas City, Missouri
    1963 Edgar Martinez, American baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
    1965 Greg Swindell, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians), born in Fort Worth, Texas
    1970 Royce Clayton, infielder (SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals), born in Burbank, California
    1972 Jeff Jackson, American baseball outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1977 Scott Proctor, American baseball player
    1981 Ryan Garko, American baseball player
    1972 Jeff Jackson, American baseball outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1977 Scott Proctor, American baseball player
    1981 Ryan Garko, American baseball player
     
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    1974 NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
    BIRTHDAYS
    1910 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000)
    1962 Darren Daulton, American baseball player (catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 2017)
    1962 Mark Gardner, American baseball player (Florida Marlins)
    1965 Mark Dewey, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
    1977 A.J. Burnett, American baseball player



     
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    1920 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
    1957 Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000
    1977 Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play

    BIRTHDAYS
    1869 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball shortstop (MLB shortstop game assist record 14), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1960)
    1914 Herman Franks, American baseball player
    1971 Carlos Perez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Nigua, Dominican Republic
    1971 Deb Sonnenberg, Canadian softball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
    1976 Ted Lilly, American baseball player, born in Torrance, California
     
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    1925 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
    1927 Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
    1931 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League
    1934 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball
    1957 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants
    1960 Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating
    1989 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
    1993 Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

    BIRTHDAYS
    1864 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1911)
    1962 Danny Jackson, American baseball pitcher (Royals/Phillies/Cardinals), born in San Antonio, Texas
    1963 Jeff Fassero, American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Springfield, Illinois
    1964 John Erickson, American golfer (1991 Windsor Charity), born in Woodland Hills, California
    1967 Chris Nabholz, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    1971 Jason Bates, American baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Downey, California
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1976 Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
    1992 NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul
    1998 Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    2015 Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

    BIRTHDAYS
    1864 Ban Johnson, American baseball executive (American League), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1931)
    1920 Early Wynn, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Hartford, Alabama (d. 1999)
    1926 Ralph Branca, American baseball player (pitched the “Shot Heard Round the World”), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2016)
    1936 Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Nuevo Laredo (d. 2017)
    1951 Don Gullett, American baseball player, born in Lynn, Kentucky
    1963 Norm Charlton, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Fort Polk, California
    1963 Norm Charlton, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Fort Polk, California
    1965 José DeJesús, American baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1969 Alvin Morman, American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Rockingam, North Carolina
    1970 Daniel Naulty, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Los Angeles, California
    1975 Laura Berg, American softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Whittier, California
    1978 Casey Fossum, Major League Baseball player, born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
    1982 Brian Bass, American baseball player, born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
     
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  18. 74nole

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    2015—Guess you’d have to say that was a pretty good class—

    1951—Don Gullett—Now there’s a lefty that could throw it through a car wash and it wouldn’t get wet—
     
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  19. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    amen
    this guy was a favorite of mine when he pitched for the GoGo SOX
    1920 Early Wynn, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Hartford, Alabama (d. 1999)
     
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    1985 Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
    1992 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame


    BIRTHDAYS
    1913 Johnny Mize, American baseball player (d. 1993)
    1943 Jim Lefebvre, American baseball manager (Seattle Mariners), born in Hawthorne, California
    1945 Tony Conigliaro, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Revere, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
    1950 Ross Grimsley, American baseball player, born in Topeka, Kansas
    1962 Jeff Montgomery, American baseball player (KC Royals), born in Wellston, Ohio
    1963 Craig Shipley, Australian-American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Parramatta, Australia
    1969 Chris Hatcher, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Kinston, North Carolina
    1976 Alfonso Soriano, Dominican baseball player, born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
    1978 Kevin Mench, American baseball player, born in Wilmington, Delaware
    1984 Jon Lester, American baseball player, born in Tacoma, Washington