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

  1. gatorjjh

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

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    1901 1st games played in baseball's American League
    1939 Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame
    1950 Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
    1962 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.
    1973 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    BIRTHDAYS
    1898 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
    1916 Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
    1916 Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
    1958 Neil Allen, American baseball player
    1964 Rob Dibble, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
    1968 Ross Powell, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros)
    1971 Cory Bailey, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
    1981 Travis Hanson, American baseball player
    1984 Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
     
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    Who were the idiots that didn't vote for him?
     
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    GatorLurker GC Hall of Fame

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    Kind of rough that Feller is just an asterisk in 1962.

    Not taking anything away from 42. He deserves as much credit as we can give him.
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1945 NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to construction magnate Del Webb and partners Dan Topping and Larry MacPhail for $2.8 million
    1974 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million
    1978 Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)

    BIRTHDAYS

    1918 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster, born in Washington, Georgia (d. 2010)s
    1965 Brian Holman, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners), born in Denver, Colorado
    1966 Richie Lewis, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Muncie, Indiana
    1971 Kerry Taylor, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Bemidji, Minnesota
    1973 Terrell Wade, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Rembert, South Carolina
    1978 Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player, born in Union City, Tennessee


    'And Now I Say Goodbye'
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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

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    1951 Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1956 Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1957 Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as President of Milwaukee Braves
    1963 Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
    1990 Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking African American female in a major-league front office)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1927 Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
    1943 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
    1965 Lou Frazier, American baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos)
    1967 Jeff Branson, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
    1967 Tim Pugh, Lake Tahoe CA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, KC Royals)
    1970 Dan Carlson, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
    1978 Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1944 Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves
    1963 Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1966 Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for 1966
    1982 Philadelphia trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus

    BIRTHDAYS
    1968 Eric Wedge, American baseball catcher (Boston Red Sox)
    1968 Rusty Meacham, pitcher (KC Royals, Seattle Mariners), born in Stuart, Flordia
    1969 Phil Plantier, outfielder (San Diego Padres, Red Sox, A's), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
    1978 Pete Laforest, Canadian baseball player
    1983 Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
    1983 Mike Zagurski, American baseball player
     
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    1958 Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck
    1968 Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame


    BIRTHDAYS

    1891 Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
    1934 Bill White, American 1st baseman (Cards), announcer (Yanks) and NL President (1989-1994)
    1974 Jermaine Dye, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Oakland, California
    1974 Jermaine Dye, American baseball player
    1974 Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
    1975 Junior Spivey, American baseball player
    1977 Daunte Culpepper, American football player
    1977 Lyle Overbay, American baseball player
     
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    1900 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis
    1936 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson
    1948 Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players
    1967 Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1981 AL approves sale of White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf & Eddie Einhorn for $20 million, & 80% of Mariners to George Argyros for $104 million
    1982 Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
    1988 Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers
    1989 Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129
    2018 Cleveland Indians announce they will remove Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms in 2019

    BIRTHDAYS
    1918 William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
    1960 Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
    1961 Mike Aldrete, American baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
    1964 John Habyan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
    1968 Kevin Roberson, American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
     
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    2018—Cleveland Indians announce they will remove Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms in 2019

    I know I may be in the minority here but with the politics of our current society I think it is pitiful for our history as well as our future to be mandated by political correctness and the “I’m offended by this, that, or the other” factions that have jumped on this bandwagon—

    What happened in these people’s lives (that they didn’t grow up this way) but all of a sudden have become so sensitively offended—

    Get real—get a life—
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Quite a bit of difference in the value of those clubs.
     
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    When I was a young man in Illinois there was a high school in Pekin, Illinois that was usually pretty good at basketball. The team nickname was The Chinks. Of course it was because Pekin was pretty close to Peking.

    I am not kidding.

    And students and locals fought hard to keep the name. This was going on almost 40 years ago.

    Just saying.
     
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    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    I do believe that you could post a picture of a potato—and someone on that side of the fence would say “That potato offends me”—and someone with too much authority would say take that down....
     
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    Is it a redskin potato?
     
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    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    LMAO—

    “You’re killing me Smalls”....
     
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    Do you know that I think that the Washington, DC NFL team needs to use a potato as their team symbol?
     
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    (As I beat my fist on the table) as you just said “only if its a redskin potato”...
     
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    1936 New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname
    1958 Baseball announces players & coaches rather than fans pick all stars
    1978 Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1998 All-Star Fla Marlin catcher Darren Daulton, retires

    BIRTHDAYS
    1859 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1944) 1859 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1944)
    1930 Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)
    1943 Davy Johnson, American baseball player & manager (NY Mets), born in Orlando, Florida
    1978 John Patterson, American baseball player, born in Orange, Texas
    1982 Jorge Cantu, Mexican baseball player, born in McAllen, Texas
    1984 Jeremy Hermida, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1986 Nick Evans, American baseball player, born in Glendale, Arizona

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    Baseball History January 30th - National Pastime - Baseball History

    1919 During World War I, unable to get in touch with their manager Christy Mathewson, who is in France serving in the army, the Reds hire Pat Moran. The former Phillies skipper will lead Cincinnati to a World Championship.
    1926 The possible elimination of the intentional walk is discussed by the Commission on Rules of the Major Leagues, but the group takes no action. The purposeful base on balls requiring the pitchers to toss four pitches will remain part of the game until the start of 2017 season when the strategy will be invoked automatically by a dugout signal from the manager.
    1952 The Little League moves their headquarters to Williamsport, PA, with Peter J. McGovern becoming the circuit's first full-time president. In November of 1955, Carl Stotz, who started the youth baseball program 28 years earlier, will have substantial differences with the increasing commercialization of the organization, causing the L.L.B. Inc. Board to remove him from his position as commissioner.
    1958 =1958 Commissioner Ford Frick announces the fans will no longer have a vote in the selection of participants for the All-Star Game, with teams now to be chosen by major league players and coaches. The change prevents the hometown fans from stuffing of the ballot box, as was the case when eight Reds were elected to start last season's Mid-Summer Classic by enthusiastic Cincinnati fans.
    1959 The Reds trade catcher Smoky Burgess, pitcher Harvey Haddix, and third baseman Don Hoak to the Pirates. In return, Cincinnati receives third baseman Frank Thomas, right-hander Whammy Douglas, outfielder Johnny Powers, and utility man Jim Pendleton along with cash.
    1987 The Cubs trade veteran third baseman Ron Cey for the A's infielder Luis Quinones. Oakland releases the 'Penguin' after he plays 45 games for the team, and the 39 year-old retires with a .261 lifetime batting average after spending 17 years in the major leagues.
    1996 The expansion Devil Rays name the first two skippers of their minor league system. Former major leaguer Tom Foley will manage at Butte in the Pioneer League, and veteran minor coach and manager Bill Evers will be at the helm for the St. Petersburg team in the Gulf Coast Rookie League.
    2003 In his first year of eligibility by a unanimous vote of the media covering the team, Cal Ripken Jr. joins his dad by becoming the 40th member of the Orioles Hall of Fame. The formal ceremony will take place on September 6, 2003, which marks the eighth anniversary of the night the Baltimore infielder broke Lou Gehrig's record consecutive games streak of 2,130 games at Camden Yards.
    2006 The Cubs and Jerry Hairston Jr. (.261, 4, 30) avoid salary arbitration when the second baseman/outfielder agrees to a one-year, $2.3 million deal. The 29 year-old Illinois native was acquired from the Orioles last February for slugger Sammy Sosa.
    2007 The Yankees, who will send coaches, scouts, and player-development staff to the Far East, agree to help establish baseball academies in China. Randy Levine, the team's president, committed the Bronx Bombers to help the Chinese Baseball Association develop young talent while also trying to promote the game in a culture in which the sport remains virtually unknown to the Chinese.
    2009 The Mets avoid salary arbitration with John Maine (10-8, 4.18) when both sides agree to a $2.6 million, one-year deal. The 25 year-old right-handed starter, who missed the last five weeks of the season due to an injury to his pitching shoulder, is expected to play a major role this year in the team's pitching rotation.
    2009 Locking up their most effective starter through his remaining eligible years, the Pirates avoid arbitration by signing Paul Maholm to a $14.5 million, three-year contract, which includes a team option for 2012. In his 31 starts for the Bucs last season, the 26 year-old southpaw compiles a 9-9 record with a 3.71 ERA for a Pittsburgh team which finished 28 games under .500.
    2009 Jason Varitek reaches a preliminary agreement with the Red Sox for a reported guaranteed $5 million, one year contract which includes options for the 2010 season. The team's catcher and captain, a 12-year veteran, accepts much less than he would have made had he taken the team's arbitration offer made in December.
    2009 Jon Garland agrees to a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks worth at least $7.25 million. The 29 year-old right-hander, who will fill Randy Johnson's spot as a starter, joins a strong Arizona rotation, which includes Brandon Webb, Dan Haren, Max Scherzer, and Doug Davis.
    2009 Appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live," Joe Torre answers questions concerning the inflammatory excerpts of his book, The Yankee Years, which caused a firestorm of reaction from former players and fans after they were released last week. The Dodgers skipper, who managed the Bronx Bombers for a dozen seasons, tells the host he believes the controversy will die down and people will cool down after they get a chance to read the actual book.
    2012 The Rangers sign Ron Washington to a two-year contract extension which will keep the 59 year-old skipper in the Texas dugout through the 2014 season. Washington piloted the team to consecutive appearances in the World Series, losing to San Francisco and St. Louis in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
    2017 As the result of ruling handed down by commissioner Rob Manfred, the Cardinals will relinquish their top two picks in this year’s amateur draft and pay the Astros $2 million as punishment for hacking into Houston's email system and scouting database. Chris Correa, the former Redbirds scouting director, who pled guilty in federal court to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer, is placed on baseball’s permanently ineligible list, after being sentenced to serve 46 months in prison.
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1952 Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1958 "Jackpot Bowling" premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host
    1965 Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    1971 Special Veterans Committee adds 6 former players and 1 executive to the Baseball Hall of Fame: Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard and George Weiss
    1977 Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    1990 1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing

    BIRTHDAYS
    1919 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American major league baseball player (Dodgers), born in Cairo, Georgia (d. 1972)
    1926 Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993)
    1931 Ernie Banks, American baseball shortstop, 1st baseman and hall of famer known as "Mr Cub" as he played all 19 of his seasons with the Chicago Cubs, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2015)
    1947 Nolan Ryan, American baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB no-hit leader [7], strikeout leader [5,714]), born in Refugio, Texas
    1958 Rafael Santana, Dominican baseball shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
    1968 Steve Phoenix, American baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics), born in Phoenix, Arizona
    1974 Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player, born in Cuba
    1982 Yuniesky Betancourt, Cuban baseball shortstop, born in Santa Clara, Cuba
    1982 Brad Thompson, American baseball pitcher, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
     
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