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

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    1905 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman completes eighth transaction in 8 months
    1952 US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
    1970 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause

    BIRTHDAYS
    1911 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
    1966 Jack McDowell, American pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians), born in Van Nuys, California
    1967 Jeff Branson, American infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in St. Louis, Missouri,
    1970 Ron Villone, American pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Englewood, New Jersey
    1978 Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player, born in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
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    1934 Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
    1970 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
    1970 Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s

    BIRTHDAYS
    1905 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
    1931 Don Zimmer, American baseball coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
    1952 Darrell Porter, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1974, 78-80; World Series MVP 1982), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 2002)
    1964 Jeff Tabaka, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Barberton, Ohio
    1970 Candace Murray, Canadian softball shortstop (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1971 Tyler Houston, American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Long Beach, California
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    1938 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1947 Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)
    1950 Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
    1973 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
    1983 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals (Pentathlon & Decathlon victories) 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semi-pro baseball
    1996 Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
    2017 Baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez

    BIRTHDAYS
    1938 Curt Flood, American baseball player, born in Houston, Teas (d. 1997)
    1944 Carl Morton, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1983)
    1947 Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese League batter nicknamed Tetsujin, meaning "Iron Man", born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2018)
    1964 Brady Anderson, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
    1964 Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
    1972 Mike Lieberthal, American MLB catcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Glendale, California
    1978 Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player, born in Newport Beach, California
    1990 Gift Ngoepe, South African-born baseball player, 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, born in Pietersburg, South Africa
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    1937 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1972 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1977 Ernie Banks elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1978 Eddie Mathews elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    BIRTHDAYS
    1962 Chris Sabo, American baseball 3rd baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1966 Anthony Young, American baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs), born in Houston, Texas
    1969 Orlando Palmeiro, American baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
    1970 Rick Krivda, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
    1970 T. J. Mathews, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Columbia, Illinois
    1971 Jeff Juden, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants), born in Salem, Massachusetts
    1973 Chris Stynes, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Queens, New York
    1974 Amaury Telemaco, Dominican baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Higüey, Dominican Republic
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    1912 Walter Briggs Jr, American sports executive (owner Detroit Tigers 1952-56), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1970)nia
    1964 Ozzie Guillén, Venezuelan baseball shortstop and manager (3-time MLB All Star; Chicago White Sox), born in Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela
    1965 Brad Brink, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Roseville, California
    1970 Marvin Benard, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Bluefields, Nicaragua
    1971 Brian Giles, American baseball player, born in El Cajon, California
    1975 David Eckstein, American baseball player, born in Sanford, Florida
    1981 Freddy Guzmán, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1983 Geovany Soto, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
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    1958 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)
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    1922 Sam Mele, American MLB outfielder/manager (Twins record 102 wins 1965), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2017)
    1968 Tom Urbani, pitcher (St Louis Cards, Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Cruz, California
    1969 Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
    1972 Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
    1979 Byung-Hyun Kim, Korean baseball player
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    Seeing Rusty Greer’s name on today’s list made me remember another player—

    Rusty Staub—LH Hitter, played 23 years in MLB for the Expo’s and Met’s. Career .292 hitter—Died in 2018—I remember him as a great guy—
     
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    Le Grande Orange
     
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    1857 National Association of Baseball Players founded in New York
    1969 Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    1990 Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
    1998 Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time

    BIRTHDAYS
    1949 Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
    1963 Jeff Treadway, American baseball infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Columbus, Georgia
    1964 Wayne Kirby, American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians, LA Dodgers), born in Williamsburg, Virginia
    1969 Keith Gordon, American baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bethesda, Maryland
    1978 Chone Figgins, American baseball player, born in Leary, Georgia
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    1950 AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
    1967 Stan Musial is named GM of Cards
    1968 Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1975 Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fameears, RB
    1979 Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1981 Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana and Joe Rudi

    BIRTHDAYS
    1928 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2005)
    1970 Alan Embree, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in The Dalles, Oregon
    1970 Mark Wohlers, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
    1970 Sherman Obando, Panamanian baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
    1972 Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
    1974 Yosvani Pérez, Cuban baseball player, born in Rodas, Cuba, Canada
    1976 Brandon Duckworth, American baseball player, born in Kearns, Utah
    1979 Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Maracaibo, Venezuela
    1982 Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player, born in Laguna Salada, Dominican Republic
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    Not OTD but I couldn't resist posting this one

     
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    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, born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1998)
    1958 Neil Allen, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Kansas
    1964 Rob Dibble, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
    1968 Ross Powell, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2017)
    1971 Cory Bailey, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Marion, Illinois
    1981 Travis Hanson, American baseball player, born in Seattle, Washington
    1984 Scott Kazmir, American baseball player, born in Houston, Texas
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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)
    1989 NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
    BIRTHDAYS
    1918 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster, born in Washington, Georgia (d. 2010)
    1965 Brian Holman, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners), born in Denver, Colorado
    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
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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)
    1935 Bob Uecker, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1943 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Coro, Venezuela (d. 2005)
    1965 Lou Frazier, American baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in St Louis, Missouri
    1967 Jeff Branson, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Waynesboro, Mississippi
    1967 Tim Pugh, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, KC Royals), born in Lake Tahoe, California
    1970 Dan Carlson, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Portland, Oregon
    1978 Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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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
    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
    1978 Pete Laforest, Canadian baseball player
    1983 Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
    1983 Mike Zagurski, American baseball player
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    1949 NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith
    1958 Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck

    BIRTHDAYS
    1891 Bill Doak, American baseball pitcher (NL ERA leader 1914, 21; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (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 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

    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), born in Decatur, Illinois
    1973 Jason Schmidt, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Lewiston, Idaho
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