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    1857 Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs
    1870 Cincinnati Red Stockings, 1st pro BB team, begin 8-mo tour of Midwest & East
    1955 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter
    1979 Baseball exhibition season opens with semi-pro & amateur umpires
    1979 Warren Giles & Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame

    BIRTHDAYS
    1923 Bobo Holloman, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter on debut), born in Thomaston, Georgia (d. 1987)
    1943 Carole Peel, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1960 Joe Carter, American MLB outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    1965 Jack Armstrong, American baseball player, born in Englewood, New Jersey
    1968 Jeff Kent, infielder (NY Mets), born in Bellflower, California
    1983 Taylor Tankersley, American baseball player
     
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    1900 NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
    1930 Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
    1941 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1930 Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
    1934 Marv Breeding, American baseball player (d.2006)
    1939 Jim Bouton, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four), born in Newark, New Jersey
    1942 Richard "Dick" Allen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1972), born in Wampum, Pennsylvania
    1953 Jim Rice, Anderson, South Carolina, American MLB left fielder (AL MVP 1978)
    1953 Don Werner, American baseball player
    1957 Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
    1958 Nick Capra, American baseball player
    1964 Lance McCullers, American baseball player
    1967 Joel Johnston, American baseball player
    1968 Jim Dougherty, American baseball player
    1973 Justin Thompson, American baseball player
    1974 Mike Moriarty, American baseball player
    1976 Juan Encarnacion, American baseball player
    1982 Craig Stansberry, American baseball player
    1983 Mark Worrell, American baseball player
     
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    1936 Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player
    1946 Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses
    1972 Players on White Sox vote 31-0 in favor of a strike, if necessary
    1979 Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters
    1995 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays

    BIRTHDAYS
    1927 Jackie Jensen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1958), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1982)
    1942 Bert Campaneris, Cuban-American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
    1963 Terry Mulholland, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania
    1965 Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
    1981 Clay Rapada, American baseball player, born in Chesapeake, Virginia
     
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    1949 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
    1959 Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck
    1962 Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida
    1963 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training
    1983 Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame

    BIRTHDAYS
    1865 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer
    1918 Heywood Hale Broun, TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
    1961 Pam Oliver, American sportscaster
    1963 John Cangelosi, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1966 Michael Timlin, Midland TX, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
     
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    1901 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
    1981 Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    1997 San Francisco Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch

    BIRTHDAYS
    1870 Herm McFarland, American MLB outfielder (first grand slam in AL history), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1935)
    1945 Dock Ellis, American baseball player
    1948 César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
    1966 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
    1980 Dan Uggla, American baseball player
    1982 Brian Anderson, Major League Baseball player
     
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    ah, the 60's... UF was the Berkley of the South and Steve and Jerri were the King & Queen, Bill Kellen and Pamme Brewer were the Jester and the Beauty, Dean Hale was the foil and JW Reitz was the Timid Tyrant, those were the days
     
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    1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) approved as members of AL

    BIRTHDAYS
    1942 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player, 1963-1977
    1956 Dale Murphy, slugger (Atlanta Braves, 2 time NL MVP), born in Portland, Oregon
    1962 Darryl Strawberry, American MLB right fielder (8-time All Star), born in Los Angeles, Californiada
    1965 Steve Finley, American MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Union City Tennessee
    1965 Shawn Gilbert, American former MLB player (New York Mets), born in Camden, New Jersey
    1965 Steve Levy, American sports journalist (ESPN), born in New York, New York
    1966 Alecia Stephenson, North softball ss (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1969 Karen Snelgrove, softball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
    1970 John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)
    1971 Greg Hansell, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Bellflower, California
    1971 Raul Mondesi, MLB outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
    1982 Zach Miner, American baseball player
     
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    1915 Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substitutes a grapefruit
    1943 Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata)
    1954 Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron
    1960 White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number

    BIRTHDAYS
    1886 Home Run Baker [John Franklin Baker], American baseball player, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series), born in Trappe, Maryland (d. 1963)
    1922 Jim Rodger, sports writer
    1925 Bertha Tickey, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973), born in Dinuba, California (d. 2014)
    1930 Doug Harvey, American National League umpire (Baseball Hall of Fame 2010), born in South Gate, California (d. 2018)
    1957 Steve Lake, American baseball player, born in Inglewood, California
    1963 Mariano Duncan, infielder (NY Yankees), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
    1964 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1979 Johan Santana, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Tovar Municipality, Mérida, Venezuela
     
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    1954 Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game
    1961 George Weiss becomes President of NY Mets
    1987 NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing

    BIRTHDAYS
    1960 [Anthony] Kirby Puckett, MLB centerfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
    1965 Kevin Brown, Mcintyre GA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
    1981 Bobby Jenks, American baseball player
     
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    1999 no recap on file
    Score by innings: R H E
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    Florida 310 100 00 - 5 11 4
    Louisiana State 020 001 22 - 7 5 2
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    1999 Baseball Boxscore Notes vs Louisiana State 1999-03-14

    Thursday, March 15, 2001
    Baseball Wins 11-3 Decision Against Fordham
    For the second consecutive night Florida got all of the runs they needed in the first three innings and went on to defeat Fordham 11-3 Wednesday. Florida improves to 11- 10 while Fordham falls to 1-4.
    Baseball Wins 11-3 Decision Against Fordham - Florida Gators
     
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    Kevin Brown—

    As nasty a RHP sinker/2-seamer as I’ve ever seen—threw that “heavy” ball that hitters hated—
     
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    1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st professional baseball team
    1912 Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins
    1945 Bert Shepard (1 legged WW II vet) tries out as a pitcher for Senators
    1945 Dodgers open spring training at Bear Mountain NY

    BIRTHDAYS

    1946 Bobby Bonds, American MLB outfielder and coach (father of Barry Bonds), born in Riverside, California (died 2003)
    1959 Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
    1974 Robert Fick, American baseball player
    1979 Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player
    1980 Freddie Bynum, American baseball player
    1982 Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player
     
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    1900 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces AL league will be Chicago White Stockings, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues, Boston Americans, Philadelphia Athletics and Baltimore Orioles
    1985 MLB Pitcher Denny McLain, convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs

    BIRTHDAYS
    1865 Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1953)
    1976 Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player
    1983 Brandon League, American baseball player
     
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    Sunday, March 11, 2001
    Tennessee Hands Florida 12-6 Baseball Decision

    No. 23 Tennessee broke a 5-5 tie with a three-run fifth inning as it coasted to a 12-6 victory against Florida Saturday before 1,742 fans at McKethan Stadium. The victory improves Tennessee to 15- 2 overall and 2-0 in the SEC while Florida drops to 9-9 overall and 0-2 in the SEC. Game three of the three-game series is tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

    No. 23 Tennessee broke a 5-5 tie with a three-run fifth inning as it coasted to a 12-6 victory against Florida Saturday before 1,742 fans at McKethan Stadium. The victory improves Tennessee to 15-2 overall and 2-0 in the SEC while Florida drops to 9-9 overall and 0-2 in the SEC. Game three of the three-game series is tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

    It was a game of lost opportunities for Florida as the Gators stranded 11 baserunners on the night. Two innings ended with three runners left on base.

    Tennessee went up early as it built a 5-0 third inning lead with four runs in the third inning using Stevie Daniel's RBI double, Jeff Christensen's two-RBI single and Dan Wilson's sacrifice fly.

    Trailing 5-0, Florida rallied with five runs in the bottom of the third inning. Matt Goss blasted his first home run of the season, a three-run shot over the rightfield wall. It was Goss' first home run in 17 games and 51 at bats. Aaron Davidson followed with an RBI single to make it 5-5.

    The Vols made it 8-5 with three runs in the fifth on Dennis Gomez's RBI single, Matt Sternberg's RBI single and Kris Bennett's sacrifice fly.

    Florida closed within 8-6 in the bottom of the sixth on Matt Goss' sacrifice fly but stranded three runners to end the inning. That was as close as Florida came as Tennessee scored for three more runs in the eighth.

    Tennessee reliever Joe Bertolino (1-0) pitched 2.2 innings and alllowed two hits and one run for the win. Patrick Hicklen earned his second save of the season after throwing the final 3.2 innings. He struck out two batters and allowed two hits.
    Florida reliever Jay Belflower (1-3) took the loss after throwing 2.1 innings. He allowed six hits on five runs (four earned runs) in relieving starter Jimmy Ramshaw. Ramshaw pitched the first two innings.

    Goss led Florida with a 1-4 day with four RBI. Mark Kiger went 2-3 with two walks and Aaron Davidson contributed two hits. Ryan Shealy extended his hit streak to a team season-long 15 games.
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    No. 8 LSU Hands Baseball 18-10 Loss - Florida Gators
     
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    1970 Peter O'Malley becomes CEO of LA Dodgers
    1994 It is announced there is no smoking in Cleveland Indians new ballpark

    BIRTHDAYS
    1919 Hank Sauer, baseball player (NL MVP 1952)
    1965 John Smiley, Phoenixville PA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
    1970 Shannan Mitchem, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Decatur, Georgia
    1971 Bill Mueller, American baseball player, born in Maryland Heights, Missouri
    1976 Scott Downs, American baseball player
     
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    Sunday, March 18, 2001

    No. 8 LSU Slips Past Florida Baseball 4-3
    No. 8 LSU scored four runs over the first three innings and held off several Florida comeback attempts in defeating the Gators 4-3 before 7887 fans at Alex Box Stadium.
    No. 8 LSU scored four runs over the first three innings and held off several Florida comeback attempts in defeating the Gators 4-3 before 7887 fans at Alex Box Stadium. The loss improves LSU to 16-6-1 overall and 3-2 in the SEC while Florida drops to 11-12 overall and 0-5 in the SEC.


    LSU starter Lane Mestapey (3-0) earned the win after pitching 7.1 innings and allowing 10 hits and three runs. He struck out three batters. Weylin Guidry pitched the final 1.2 innings to earn his second save of the year.

    Florida starter Jimmy Ramshaw (1-2) took the loss after throwing a career-high seven innings despite walking eight batters and giving up nine hits. After fended off several potential big LSU innings to Keith Ramsey went the final inning.

    The Tigers grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first on Bryan Moore's doubleplay groundout. Florida went up 2-1 with two runs the second taking advantage of Ben Harrison's single, Peter Nystrom's RBI double and Brian Rose's RBI double to rightfield.

    LSU then went ahead 4-2 with two runs in the second and a run in the third. With the bases loaded Ray Wright was hit by pitch and Matt Heath drove in a run with a bases loaded walk in the second and another bases loaded walk to Ryan Theriot drove home the run in the third.

    Florida closed the gap at 4-3 as it scored a run in the fourth when Kevin Estrada singled, stole second and scored on Brian Rose's RBI single.

    That was as close as the Gators came as Florida stranded two runners apiece in four of the last five innings. The Gators threatened to score in the top of the ninth when Mark Kiger walked, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Pinch hitter Matt Goss followed with a two-out walk and stole second. LSU pitcher Weylin Guidry ended the game by striking out Peter Nystrom.

    LSU also had chances to score more runs. The Tigers stranded three runners in two innings and loaded the bases with one out in the sixth inning but Ramshaw got out of the jam with a 123 double play.

    Ben Harrison, Peter Nystrom, Brian Rose and Kevin Estrada each collected two hits apiece for the Gators. Ryan Shealy went 0-3 concluded his SEC leading 19-game hit streak. LSU was led by Matt Heath, Wally Pontiff and Bryan Moore who each finished with two hits apiece.

    Florida outhit LSU 10-9. Both teams stranded 12 baserunners apiece.

    Game three of the three game series begins tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET/noon CT.
     
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    1942 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out
    1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee
    1953 NL approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903)
    1958 Dodgers announces their mascot and clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958
    1985 Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle
    1990 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends

    BIRTHDAYS
    1918 Al Benton, American baseball player (d. 1968)
    1918 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
    1926 Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (d. 1997)
    1927 George Plimpton, sports writer (Paper Lion), born in NYC, New York
    1965 Geronimo Berroa, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1976 Tomokazu Ohka, Japanese baseball player
    1976 Scott Podsednik, American baseball player
    1977 Terrmel Sledge, American baseball player
    1977 Fernando Rodney, Dominican baseball player
    1982 Chad Cordero, American baseball player
    1983 Andy Sonnanstine, American baseball player
     
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