Major League Baseball in History

Events in Sport

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  • 1880-06-12 John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0
  • 1890-08-06 Denton True "Cy" Young pitches and wins his 1st major league baseball game
  • 1896-07-13 Ed Delahanty, becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game
  • 1903-07-02 Pitcher Jack Doscher, 1 son of a major leaguer debuts with Cubs

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1911-10-06 Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1919-04-23 Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season
  • 1919-07-07 Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1919-09-20 Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1919-09-28 Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
  • 1920-05-01 Longest major league baseball game by inninngs - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings
  • 1920-08-16 Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yankees pitcher Carl Mays; he dies the next day in only major league fatality

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1927-07-18 Ty Cobb's 4,000th MLB career hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1928-08-11 Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils
  • 1930-04-29 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
  • 1930-09-12 Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR
  • 1931-09-24 Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks
  • 1932-08-14 Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
  • 1933-04-24 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
  • 1933-05-18 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
  • 1933-07-19 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game - Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1934-04-29 Pitts is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday
  • 1935-05-24 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)
  • 1936-07-19 Indians' Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief
  • 1936-09-27 1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game
  • 1938-12-14 Major leagues agrees on standard ball
  • 1938-12-14 Major leagues disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25
  • 1939-08-26 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)

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1941-09-17 Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

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1945-07-01 1st MLB superstar to return from WW II, Hank Greenberg hits a homer in his 1st game

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1946-02-19 Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
  • 1946-09-05 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game

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1947-04-15 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1947-04-17 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit
  • 1947-12-11 Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected
  • 1948-08-13 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
  • 1949-09-18 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
  • 1950-04-23 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)

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1950-10-18 Connie Mack retires as manager of Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years, longest serving manager in MLB history

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1951-05-03 Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning

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1951-05-25 NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1951-05-28 After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run
  • 1952-09-07 NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington, giving him a HR in all 15 major league parks
  • 1952-09-29 Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance
  • 1953-05-06 Brown's Bobo Holloman 1st major league start, no-hits Philadelphia A's, 6-0
  • 1953-05-30 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2
  • 1953-08-23 Braves' Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan

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1953-09-20 Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1953-11-09 Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
  • 1954-07-17 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
  • 1954-09-10 Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
  • 1954-10-28 Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Philadelphia syndicate

  • 1956-09-30 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR
  • 1958-02-04 MLB Hall of Fame fails to elect anyone for 1st time since 1950
  • 1958-08-20 Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st major league lefty catcher since 1906
  • 1959-04-16 Phils' Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit
  • 1959-07-30 In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
  • 1960-01-05 Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating
  • 1960-11-17 New MLB Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
  • 1961-06-29 Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season
  • 1961-11-22 Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues
  • 1962-04-10 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2
  • 1962-10-03 Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
  • 1963-01-26 Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone

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1963-04-13 Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1963-06-09 Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game

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1963-07-17 Dave DeBusschere hits a single off Bennie Daniels, his 1st and only MLB hit

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • 1963-09-06 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history
  • 1964-04-23 Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0
  • 1964-10-02 Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)
  • 1965-07-23 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park
  • 1965-07-29 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
  • 1965-10-03 Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
  • 1966-04-11 Emmett Ashford becomes 1st black major league umpire
  • 1967-02-18 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
  • 1968-05-27 NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises
  • 1968-06-25 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)
  • 1968-07-10 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
  • 1968-08-11 Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
  • 1968-09-30 AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
  • 1968-10-11 MLB star Billy Martin named manager of the Minnesota Twins
  • 1969-04-14 1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)
  • 1969-07-24 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
  • 1969-12-13 MLB manager Billy Martin fired by the Minnesota Twins
  • 1972-06-04 Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3)
  • 1973-11-21 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) wins MLB's NL MVP
  • 1974-07-03 Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers
  • 1974-09-03 Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut
  • 1977-07-04 Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6
  • 1978-08-25 MLB baseball umpires stage a 1 day strike
  • 1978-09-15 Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans
  • 1979-04-10 J R Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome
  • 1981-07-31 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends
  • 1982-11-01 Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract

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1983-05-13 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

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1986-05-30 Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

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1986-08-25 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1986-09-21 SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut
  • 1986-09-29 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
  • 1987-07-16 Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
  • 1987-08-30 Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls

Birthdays in Sport


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1857-01-01 Tim Keefe, American Major League Baseball pitcher, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1933)

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe

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1867-03-29 Cy Young [Denton True Young], American baseball pitcher (most wins in MLB history), born in Gilmore, Ohio (d. 1955)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1870-12-31 Thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years

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1886-12-18 Ty Cobb, American baseball great (Detroit Tigers) who set 90 MLB records during his career, born in Narrows, Georgia (d. 1961)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

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1887-11-06 Walter Johnson, American MLB pitcher (Washington Senator: 1907-27), born in Humboldt, Kansas (d. 1946)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1900-02-02 Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
  • 1908-02-02 Wes Ferrell, All-Star MLB pitcher (d. 1976)

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1914-11-25 "Joltin" Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak, born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1915-03-06 Pete Gray [Wyshner], MLB one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns), born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1916-04-26 Virgil Trucks, MLB picther (two-time All Star), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2013)
  • 1918-10-30 Robert Feller, Van Meter Iowa, MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians, led AL in strikeouts 7 times)
  • 1920-05-16 Dave Philley, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1920-09-22 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)

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1920-11-21 Stan Musial, American MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1921-10-16 Matt Batts, MLB catcher (Red Sox), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1922-06-13 Mel Parnell [Melvin], Major League Baseball pitcher (Boston Red Socks, 1947-56), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1926-04-24 Glen Hobbie, Witt, IL, MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)
  • 1927-03-23 John Logan, Endicott, NY, MLB shortstop (Boston and Milwaukee Braves), (d. 2013)
  • 1929-08-07 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born on what must have been a perfect day in Michigan City, Indiana
  • 1930-08-09 Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop (Red Sox, 1952-7), born in Mississippi City, Mississippi (d. 2013)
  • 1930-09-19 Bullett Bob Turley, Troy, Illinois, MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), (d. 2013)
  • 1930-12-18 Bill Skowron [Moose], MLB First baseman (NY Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)

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1934-02-22 Sparky Anderson [George Lee Anderson], American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers), born in Bridgewater, South Dakota (d. 2010)

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1936-09-05 Bill Mazeroski, American MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1937-02-02 Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
  • 1937-07-09 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York
  • 1938-06-24 Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball 1st baseman, (d. 2012)
  • 1938-09-29 Mike McCormick, MLB Pitcher (SF Giants, Cy Young 1967)

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1939-03-04 Jack Fisher, MLB Pitcher, born in Frostburg, Maryland

MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher

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1940-10-09 Joe Pepitone, MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1943-01-15 Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)
  • 1943-03-23 Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2017)
  • 1943-09-19 Joe Morgan, Bonham, Texas, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds)/commentator (ESPN)
  • 1944-02-01 Paul Blair, Cushing, OK, MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), (d. 2013)
  • 1944-03-17 Cito Gaston, MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)

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1944-10-04 Tony La Russa, MLB manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • 1944-10-29 Claude Brochu, Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos)
  • 1944-11-17 Tom Seaver, American MLB pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young '69 '73 '75), born in Fresno, California

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1947-01-31 Nolan Ryan American MLB pitcher (Mets, Angels, Astros) (7 no-hitters, 5,714 Ks), born in Refugio, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1947-08-27 Ed Herrmann, MLB catcher (White Sox), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)

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1947-12-07 Johnny Bench, MLB catcher (Reds), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • 1948-02-15 Ron "Penguin" Cey, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers), born in Tacoma, Washington

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1949-09-27 Mike Schmidt, MLB third baseman & HR hitter (Phillies), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1949-11-30 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • 1953-03-08 Jim Rice, Anderson, South Carolina, American MLB left fielder (AL MVP 1978)

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1953-10-20 Keith Hernandez, MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez

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1954-07-06 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph

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1954-07-10 Andre Dawson, MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP), born in Miami, Florida

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1956-11-03 Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher (Oakland), born in Seal Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1957-05-12 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957-06-15 Brett Butler, MLB center fielder
  • 1957-09-29 Craig Lefferts, MLB Pitcher

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1958-12-25 Rickey Henderson, MLB outfielder (stolen base king, A's, Yanks), born in Chicago, Illinois

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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1960-03-07 Joe Carter, MLB outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter

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1960-03-14 [Anthony] Kirby Puckett, MLB centerfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1960-05-09 Tony Gwynn, American MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1960-09-29 Rob Deer, MLB Outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1961-04-20 Don "Hitman" Mattingly, Evansville, Indiana, American MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees/MVP 1985)

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1962-08-04 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

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1963-02-25 Paul O'Neill, MLB right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees), born in Columbus, Ohio

MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill

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1963-10-01 Mark McGwire, MLB 1st baseman (AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pomona, California

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1964-01-18 Brady Anderson, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1964-03-13 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1964-11-01 Eddie Williams, MLB infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1965-03-12 Steve Finley, MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Union City Tennessee
  • 1965-05-18 Erik Hanson, MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Kinnelon, New Jersey
  • 1965-12-14 Ken Hill, Lynn, Massachusetts, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1966-01-03 Luis Sojo, Venezuelan-born MLB infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Petare, Edo Miranda
  • 1966-03-11 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966-03-23 Mike Remlinger, MLB pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, New York

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1966-07-03 Moises Alou, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • 1966-10-12 Mel Rojas, MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Haina, Dominican Republic
  • 1966-11-02 Orlando Merced, MLB outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Hato Rey Puerto Rico
  • 1967-07-03 Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive
  • 1967-09-19 Jim Abbott, American MLB pitcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1967-12-15 Mo Vaughn, American MLB first baseman (Boston Red Sox, MVP-1995), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1968-03-26 Jose Vizcaino, MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • 1968-08-03 Rod Beck [Rodney Roy], American MLB relief pitcher (SF Giants-1994 NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year), born in Burbank, California
  • 1969-11-28 Robb Nen, San Pedro, California, American MLB pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1969-11-30 Mark Lewis, American MLB infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • 1971-11-30 Ray Durham, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1977-09-09 Kyle Snyder, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1978-09-09 Kurt Ainsworth, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1978-12-02 Peter Moylan, Australian Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves
  • 1979-09-11 Frank Francisco, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1982-01-31 Yuniesky Betancourt, Major League Baseball shortstop
  • 1983-09-09 Edwin Jackson, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1983-10-26 Francisco Liriano, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1984-12-19 Ian Kennedy, Major League Baseball pitcher

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1914-06-24 MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

1939-01-03 MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-05-25 MLB outfielder Stan Musial (19) weds his high school sweetheart Lillian Labash in Daytona Beach

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

HeartWedding of Interest

1948-09-24 American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

HeartWedding of Interest

1951-12-23 MLB centerfielder Mickey Mantle (20) weds author Merlyn Mantle (19) in Commerce, Oklahoma

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-02-14 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

HeartWedding of Interest

1964-01-25 MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

HeartWedding of Interest

1964-11-14 MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1966-07-09 Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre

HeartWedding of Interest

1967-06-25 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan (20) weds his high school sweetheart Ruth Holdorff (18)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

HeartWedding of Interest

1973-12-31 MLB executive Tony La Russa (29) weds Elaine Coker

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa

HeartWedding of Interest

1979-10-16 MLB outfielder Tim Raines (20) weds his high school sweetheart Virginia Hilton

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

HeartWedding of Interest

1984-11-24 MLB pitcher Roger Clemens (22) weds Debra Lynn Godfrey

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-02-11 MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-01-13 MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-12-31 MLB Outfielder David Justice (26) weds actress Halle Berry (26) in Atlanta, Georgia

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry

HeartWedding of Interest

1998-01-10 Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

HeartWedding of Interest

2002-04-20 MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-09-08 Grammy nominated singer Jenni Rivera (41) weds MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza (38) at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California

Singer Jenni Rivera
Singer
Jenni Rivera
  • 2010-11-13 Major League Baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick (26) married three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (30) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California
  • 2013-10-24 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1997-06-24 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry (30) divorces MLB outfielder David Justice (31) after more than 4 years of marriage

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry
MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2009-06-09 Elizabeth Watson (39) divorces MLB outfielder Barry Bonds (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Deaths in Sport


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1933-04-23 Tim Keefe, American Major League Baseball pitcher, dies at 76

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1954-11-26 Bill Doak, former Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1891)

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1955-11-04 Cy Young, American baseball pitcher and MLB all-time wins leader, dies at 88

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

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1961-07-17 Ty Cobb, American baseball great (Detroit Tigers) who set 90 MLB records during his career, dies of cancer at 74

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1962-03-04 George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)
  • 1981-10-04 Freddie Lindstrom, Major League Baseball Hall of famer (b. 1905)
  • 1987-11-16 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)

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1999-03-08 "Joltin" Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak, dies of lung cancer at 84

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 2002-06-30 Pete Gray [Wyshner], MLB one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns), dies at 87
  • 2007-06-23 Rod Beck, American Major League Baseball relief pitcher, dies at 38
  • 2009-04-09 Nick Adenhart, American baseball player, dies at 22
  • 2010-05-24 Morrie Martin, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1922)
  • 2012-01-17 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, dies of heart attack at 74
  • 2012-03-04 Don Mincher, American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies at 73
  • 2012-03-15 Dave Philley, American Major League Baseball switch-hitter, dies at 91
  • 2012-03-20 Mel Parnell [Melvin], American Major League Baseball pitcher, dies from cancer at 89
  • 2012-09-18 Jack Kralick, American MLB pitcher, dies from complications from strokes at 77
  • 2013-01-19 Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop, dies from complications from heart surgery at 82

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2013-01-19 Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 2013-01-19 Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • 2013-03-23 Virgil Trucks, American MLB pitcher, dies at 95
  • 2013-03-25 Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
  • 2013-03-30 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, dies from liver cancer at 82
  • 2013-04-25 Rick Camp, American MLB pitcher, dies of natural causes at 59
  • 2014-06-09 Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher, dies at 57
  • 2016-12-04 Margaret Whitton, American actress (Good & Evil, Major League), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2017-07-29 Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies from pneumonia at 74