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  1. LakeGator

    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator VIP Member

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

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    Hall of Famer, pioneering manager Frank Robinson dies at 83
    The Associated Press
    Robinson, the only player to earn the MVP award in both leagues, died Thursday at 83. He had been in failing health and in hospice care at his home in Bel Air. MLB said he was with family and friends at the time.

    Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame.

    His legacy, however, was cemented the day he simply stood in the dugout at old Cleveland Stadium as the first black manager in Major League Baseball.

    Robinson, the only player to earn the MVP award in both leagues, died Thursday at 83. He had been in failing health and in hospice care at his home in Bel Air. MLB said he was with family and friends at the time.

    “Frank Robinson’s resume in our game is without parallel, a trailblazer in every sense, whose impact spanned generations,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.

    Hall of Famer, pioneering manager Frank Robinson dies at 83
     
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  3. gatorjjh

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

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    1982 Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
    1983 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino
    1984 A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation
    1991 Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract

    BIRTHDAYS
    1914 Bert Haas, baseball player
    1920 Buddy Blattner, baseball player (my added note: & Broadcast partner with the 1 & only Dizzy Dean)
    1921 Hoot Evers, baseball player
    1924 Joe Black, baseball player
    1936 Cletis Boyer, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees)
    1942 Fritz Peterson, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
    1943 Bob Oliver, baseball player
    1976 Jim Parque, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Norwalk, California
    1976 Adam Piatt, American baseball player
    1978 Christa Williams, softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Houston, Texas
    1979 Aaron Cook, American baseball player
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1916 NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)
    1920 Joint Rules Com bans foreign substances & alterations to baseballs
    1942 Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils"
    1951 St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
    1971 Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball hall of fame
    1976 Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's Hall of Fame

    BIRTHDAYS
    1887 Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
    1916 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
    1925 Vic Wertz, baseball player
    1932 Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player
    1937 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
    1952 Mookie Wilson, American baseball player
    1961 John Kruk, American baseball 1st baseman (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1967 Todd Pratt, American baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1971 Ken Felder, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
    1976 Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican baseball player
    1979 Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball pitcher
    1984 Dioner Navarro, Venezuelan baseball player
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1920 Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
    1924 Bucky Harris at 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators)
    1925 AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
    1971 Bill White becomes 1st African American baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
    1975 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame


    BIRTHDAYS

    1954 Larry McWilliams, baseball player
    1963 Lenny Dykstra, American MLB centerfielder (NY Met, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Santa Ana, California
    1965 Lenny Webster, American catcher (Montreal Expos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1968 Ryan Bowen, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Fort Madison, Iowa
    1969 Jayhawk Owens, American MLB catcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1969 Tim Clark, American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1970 Alberto Castillo, Dominican-American baseball catcher (NY Mets), born in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
    1970 Bobby Jones, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Fresno, California
    1971 Kevin Sefcik, American infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Oaklawn, Illinois
    1975 Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese baseball player, born in Osaka, Japan
    1976 Lance Berkman, American baseball player, born in Waco, Texas
    1980 César Izturis, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Barquisimeto, Venezuelak City
    1984 Alex Gordon, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1965 Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
    1966 SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
    1974 Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
    1974 1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000
    1985 Kent Hrbek signs 5-year $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins

    BIRTHDAYS
    1963 Todd Benzinger, American baseball player (SF Giants)
    1967 John Patterson, American baseball infielder (SF Giants)
    1969 Bryan Eversgerd, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
    1969 Kevin King, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1876 Al Spalding opens his sporting good shop
    1878 Frederick Thayer patents catcher's mask (pat # 200,358)
    1981 Arbitrator Goetz declares Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk a free agent
    1996 4th ESPY Awards: Cal Ripken, Rebecca Lobo win

    BIRTHDAYS
    1903 Chick Hafey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (2 World Series 1926, 31), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1973)
    1918 Dominic DiMaggio, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)

    1926 Joe Garagiola, catcher and sportscaster/host (Today Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)
    1942 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
    1945 Don Wilson, American MLB pitcher (2 x no-hitters), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1975)
    1949 Len Randle, baseball player (NY Mets)
    1955 Chet Lemon [Chester Earl Lemon], US baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
    1965 Rubén Amaro Jr., US baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1971 Shane Tonkin, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
    1982 Onil Joseph, Dominican baseball player, born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
     
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  9. gatorjjh

    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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  11. GatorLurker

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    My son and I had a discussion today about who was the best Phillie ever. He made a good case for Mike Schmidt. I countered with Steve Carlton.

    Richie Ashburn and Grover Cleveland Alexander were thrown around as well.

    Mike is a really good choice, but I have to believe that if Steve was better. He was incredible.
     
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  12. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Lurk—

    Got to agree with you here—

    Steve Carlton—as good as Mike Schmidt was every day—Steve Carlton, hands down—
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1920 National Negro Baseball League organizes
    1974 James 'Cool Papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame

    BIRTHDAYS
    1876 Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
    1883 Harold "Hal" Chase, baseball player/manager
    1944 Sal Bando, US baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1967 Eddie Pye, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Columbia, Tennessee
    1968 Matt Mieske, US baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Midland, Michigan
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1887 Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000
    1957 Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
    1994 2nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win


    BIRTHDAYS
    1913 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), born in Birmingham, Alabama
    1956 Dave Dravecky, US pitcher & amputee (SF Giants), born in Youngstown, Ohio
    1963 John Marzano, US baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1970 Kelly Stinnett, US baseball catcher (NY Mets), born in Lawton, Oklahoma
    1985 Tyler Clippard, US baseball player, born in Lexington, Kentucky
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1916 NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500
    1931 Spring training site of NY Yankees in St Petersburg is renamed Miller Huggins Field in honor of the team's late manager
    1999 7th ESPY Awards: Mark McGwire, Chamique Holdsclaw win


    BIRTHDAYS

    1948 Ron "Penguin" Cey, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers), born in Tacoma, Washington
    1959 Joe Hesketh, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in Lackawanna, New York
    1966 Melido Perez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
    1969 Brian Williams, MLB pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros), born in Lancaster, South Carolina
    1974 Ugueth Urbina, Venezuelan pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Caracas, Venezuela
    1983 Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player, born in East York, Canada
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1909 Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps
    1922 Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball
    1943 William D Cox buys Philadelphia Phillies
    1944 Youngest baseball player, Cincinnati Reds sign 15 year old Joe Nuxhall
    1967 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
    2004 Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with

    BIRTHDAYS
    1927 Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican baseball player
    1938 Manny Mota, Dominican baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1939 Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
    1950 Bruce Kison, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1971, 79), born in Bradenton, Florida (d. 2018)
    1964 Kevin Tapani, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins), born in Des Moines, Iowa
    1967 Matt Turner, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
    1970 Tyler Green, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1974 Jamey Carroll, American baseball player
    1981 Alex Rios, American baseball player
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1942 NY Yankees annouce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games
    1946 Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
    1977 A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
    1987 Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires

    BIRTHDAYS
    1894 Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
    1957 Dave "Smoke" Stewart, American pitcher (Oakland Athletic), born in Oakland, California
    1962 Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)
     
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  19. LonedawgUF

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    Sigh, Steve Carlton...the Ace my Cardinals let get away. For every Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith there is a Steve Carlton.
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1923 Christy Mathewson becomes President of Boston Braves
    1952 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)

    1963 Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract
    1993 Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
    1997 San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract

    BIRTHDAYS
    1928 Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
    1941 Clyde Wright, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter v Oakland 1970), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee
    1959 Bill Gullickson, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
    1966 Derek Lilliquist, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians, Atl Braves)
    1967 Kurt Knudsen, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
    1975 Liván Hernández, Cuban baseball player
    1982 Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
    1983 Jose Morales, Puerto Rican baseball player
    1983 Justin Verlander, American baseball player
    1985 Ryan Sweeney, American baseball player
     
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