Baseball Players in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 470

  • 1941-03-08 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)

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1941-08-03 Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1941-08-06 Detroit pitcher Al Benton is 1st to collect 2 sacrifices in an inning
  • 1942-05-13 Pitcher Jim Tobin belts 3 HRs in a game
  • 1942-09-13 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
  • 1943-09-06 Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in AL (16y 8 ms) of the A's
  • 1943-09-08 NY Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
  • 1943-10-19 Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces his retirement
  • 1944-02-18 Youngest baseball player, Cincinnati Reds sign 15 year old Joe Nuxhall
  • 1944-07-20 Browns Nelson Potter is 1st pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs
  • 1944-08-03 Tommy Brown, just 16 years & 8 months old, plays shortstop for Dodgers
  • 1944-12-28 Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
  • 1945-03-15 Bert Shepard (1 legged WW II vet) tries out as a pitcher for Senators
  • 1945-04-18 1 armed outfielder, St Louis Brown Pete Gray, 1st game he goes 1 for 4
  • 1945-07-27 Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from NY Yankees
  • 1945-09-06 A's catcher George George punches ump Joe Rue gets suspended
  • 1946-02-19 Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
  • 1946-04-13 Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham, Alabama

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946-04-18 Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1946-05-20 Cubs Claude Passeau makes his 1st error since September 21, 1941, ending pitcher's fielding record of 273 consecutive errorless chances
  • 1946-07-24 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • 1947-05-18 A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error
  • 1947-08-26 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-07-01 Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1949-02-07 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (NY Yankees)
  • 1949-03-10 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
  • 1949-05-05 Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame
  • 1949-07-24 Inidian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • 1949-07-31 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman
  • 1949-08-06 Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop
  • 1949-10-02 St Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
  • 1949-10-19 A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
  • 1950-01-18 Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
  • 1950-06-02 St Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Wash Senators
  • 1950-08-01 1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)
  • 1950-09-26 Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
  • 1950-11-27 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • 1951-02-09 St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951-07-16 Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published by Little Brown and Company

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger

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1951-07-30 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

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1951-11-08 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1951-11-18 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
  • 1952-05-13 Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings
  • 1952-08-06 Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
  • 1952-09-07 Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn)

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1952-09-07 Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1952-11-12 Philadelphia A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
  • 1952-11-21 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1953-06-04 Pitts trades outfielder Ralph Kiner & Joe Garagiola to Chicago Cubs
  • 1953-08-04 Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in 7 runs & wins 15-0
  • 1953-08-21 Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation
  • 1953-09-06 Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38
  • 1953-09-07 Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs
  • 1953-09-13 Pitcher Bob Trice is 1st black to play on Philadelphia A's
  • 1953-11-27 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
  • 1953-12-14 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • 1953-12-23 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1954-06-30 Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor
  • 1954-07-12 Major League Baseball Players Association founded
  • 1954-09-10 Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
  • 1954-09-26 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
  • 1955-09-05 Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season
  • 1955-09-25 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
  • 1955-12-08 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award
  • 1956-07-06 Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honor to outstanding pitcher
  • 1956-07-20 Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs
  • 1956-07-21 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
  • 1956-08-26 Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC
  • 1956-09-11 Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher
  • 1956-12-13 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.
  • 1957-04-24 Chicago Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning
  • 1957-05-07 Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald
  • 1957-09-03 Warren Spahn sets record for a lefty pitcher with 41st shut-out
  • 1957-11-07 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1958-01-28 Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck
  • 1958-06-02 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record
  • 1958-08-13 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
  • 1958-08-20 Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st lefty catcher since 1906
  • 1958-08-20 Dale Long becomes 1st major league lefty catcher in 52 years
  • 1959-03-25 Bill White traded to St Louis for pitchers Sam Jones & Don Choate
  • 1959-04-11 Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale hits his 2nd Opening Day HR
  • 1959-05-11 Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends
  • 1959-06-28 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
  • 1959-07-12 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during ankee-Red Sox game
  • 1959-08-02 SF Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 HRs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-11-04 Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1960-05-19 Juan Marichal debuts as SF Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter
  • 1960-05-27 Balt manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt
  • 1960-08-30 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
  • 1960-11-01 Balitmore Oriole shortstop Ron Hansen voted AL Rookie of Year
  • 1960-11-23 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1961-06-25 Balt & California use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns
  • 1962-03-21 Philadelphia retires pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
  • 1962-07-26 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
  • 1962-09-18 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
  • 1962-11-23 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
  • 1963-04-08 Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000
  • 1963-05-04 Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,226

  • 1891-11-11 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (d. 1954)
  • 1891-11-20 Leon Cadore, pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game)
  • 1892-07-26 Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1893-02-17 Wally Pipp, American baseball player (d. 1965)
  • 1893-03-24 George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1893-04-27 Allen Sothoron, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • 1893-05-08 Edd Roush, baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1893-06-09 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • 1893-07-22 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1893-08-18 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1894-02-19 Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
  • 1894-08-03 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1894-08-26 Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1894-10-23 Rube Bressler, baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1895-08-07 Edward Gill, baseball player
  • 1895-09-23 Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1895-09-28 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • 1895-10-13 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1896-04-27 Rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
  • 1896-10-19 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1896-11-10 Jimmie Dykes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
  • 1897-03-04 Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, baseball player/organized Japanese baseball
  • 1897-04-10 Ross Youngs, American baseball player (d. 1927)
  • 1898-01-24 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • 1898-04-25 Fred Haney, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • 1898-09-09 Frank "Fordham Flash" Frisch, American baseball player (NL MVP 1931), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898-10-30 Bill Terry, baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1899-05-14 Earle Combs, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1899-07-29 Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1899-09-09 Waite Hoyt, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1899-10-11 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1899-11-11 Harold "Pie" Traynor, baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)
  • 1899-12-02 Ray Morehart, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1900-02-02 Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
  • 1900-03-06 Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
  • 1900-04-23 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1900-04-26 Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
  • 1900-09-17 Hughie Critz, baseball player (d. 1980)
  • 1900-10-31 Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player, and umpire (only person in Baseball and Football Hall of Fame), born in Keytesville, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1901-05-08 Turkey Stearnes, baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1901-07-20 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1901-07-28 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1902-03-02 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
  • 1902-05-07 Sal Gliatto, baseball player
  • 1902-05-21 Earl Averill, baseball player (d. 1983)
  • 1902-05-22 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334 (d. 1956), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1902-07-07 Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1902-08-04 Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (d. 1981)
  • 1903-02-12 Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1903-04-06 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)
  • 1903-05-11 Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)

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1903-05-17 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991)

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell

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1903-06-19 Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig], American first baseman (NY Yankees), nicknamed "The Iron Horse", born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1903-06-22 Carl Hubbell, pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA
  • 1903-11-02 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 1903-12-06 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1904-01-01 Ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1904-02-27 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1904-03-30 Ripper Collins, baseball player (d. 1970)
  • 1904-05-03 Charles "Red" Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46)
  • 1905-01-17 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1905-05-31 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
  • 1905-07-22 Doc Cramer, American baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1905-09-26 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1905-10-12 Rick Ferrell, baseball Hall of Fame catcher
  • 1905-11-26 Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1905-12-05 Gus Mancuso, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1906-07-07 [Leroy] Satchel Paige, baseball pitcher, never look back

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1906-07-27 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1906-10-17 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 1906-11-17 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1907-04-02 Luke Appling, American baseball player (d. 1991)
  • 1907-05-11 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)
  • 1907-06-06 Bill Dickey, NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43) and manager, born in Bastrop, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1907-06-26 Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1907-09-08 Buck O'Neil, Old Negro League Baseball player
  • 1907-11-22 Dick Bartell, baseball player
  • 1908-02-02 Wes Ferrell, All-Star MLB pitcher (d. 1976)
  • 1908-06-20 Billy Werber, American baseball player
  • 1908-08-20 Alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959)
  • 1908-10-17 Red Rolfe, American baseball player (d. 1969)
  • 1908-11-26 Lefty Gomez, baseball pitcher
  • 1908-12-25 Jo-Jo Moore, baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1909-03-02 Mel Ott, American baseball player, 1st NLer to hit 500 home runs, hall of famer (NY Giants) (d. 1958)
  • 1909-03-25 Dutch (Emil) Leonard, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1.01 ERA 1914)
  • 1909-08-26 Gene Moore, baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1909-09-12 Spud Chandler, baseball player (AL MVP 1943)
  • 1909-11-04 Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1910-01-03 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1910-06-10 Frank Demaree, American baseball player (d. 1958)
  • 1910-06-29 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1910-10-04 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1910-11-23 Hal Schumacher, baseball player

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1911-01-01 Hank Greenberg "Hammerin' Hank", Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), born in New York City (d. 1986)

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1911-01-16 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1911-02-22 Bill Baker, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1911-06-08 Van Lingle Mungo, SC, pitcher (Dodgers, Giants)
  • 1911-09-06 Harry Danning, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1911-11-13 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1911-11-24 Joe Medwick, baseball player (d. 1975)

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 200 of 409

  • 1968-10-16 Ellis Kinder, baseball player (b. 1914)
  • 1969-01-24 Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Wash Senators), dies at 72
  • 1969-12-07 Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1970-01-14 John J "Johnny" Murphy, US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • 1970-02-05 Rudy York, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1970-04-15 Ripper Collins, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 1971-01-09 Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1971-04-12 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • 1971-05-12 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (b. 1901)
  • 1971-07-28 Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • 1971-11-05 Sam Jones, baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 1972-03-16 Harold "Pie" Traynor, hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72
  • 1972-05-29 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (b. 1902)

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1972-10-24 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1973-03-12 Frankie "Fordham Flash" Frisch, baseball player, dies at 74
  • 1973-03-26 George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
  • 1973-05-08 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player (Brooklyn Bridegrooms and Baltimore Orioles), dies at 100
  • 1973-07-02 Chick Hafey, baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1973-07-02 George McBride, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1973-09-05 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  • 1974-07-17 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
  • 1974-12-18 Harry Hooper, American baseball player (b. 1887)
  • 1975-01-05 Don Wilson, pitcher (Astro), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • 1975-03-21 Joe Medwick, baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1975-05-22 Lefty Grove, American Baseball Player (b. 1900)
  • 1975-12-01 Nellie Fox, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 1976-05-30 Max Carey, American baseball player (b. 1890)
  • 1976-06-11 Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 1976-06-15 Jimmy Dykes, baseball player and manager (b. 1896)
  • 1976-06-20 Lou Klein, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 1976-06-30 Firpo Marberry, baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1977-02-19 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86
  • 1977-10-17 [Robert] Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player and umpire (only person in football and baseball Hall of Fame), dies at 77
  • 1977-11-08 Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896)
  • 1978-03-07 Steve Bilko, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 1978-09-11 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (b. 1895)
  • 1978-09-23 Lyman Bostock, outfielder (Angels), shot & killed at 27
  • 1978-12-11 Paul O'Dea, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 1979-04-06 M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61
  • 1979-07-09 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53
  • 1979-11-18 Freddie Fitzsimmons, baseball player (b. 1901)
  • 1980-06-01 [Richard] Rube Marquard, US baseball pitcher, dies at 90
  • 1980-08-06 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66
  • 1980-12-14 Elston Howard, MVP catcher (NY Yankees), dies at 59
  • 1981-03-17 Paul Dean, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1982-06-08 [Leroy] Satchel Paige, US baseball pitcher, dies at 75
  • 1982-07-06 Bob Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 1982-09-07 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • 1982-09-29 Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 1983-04-12 Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 1983-08-16 Earl Averill, American baseball player (b. 1902)
  • 1984-07-14 Al Schacht, [Clown prince of baseball], baseball player, dies at 91
  • 1984-08-25 Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
  • 1984-09-07 Joe Cronin, shortstop/American League Pres, dies at 77
  • 1984-12-16 Debs Garms, American baseball player (b. 1907)
  • 1984-12-20 Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1946)
  • 1985-02-10 Johnny Mokan, baseball player (b. 1895)
  • 1985-07-27 Joseph "Smoky Joe" Wood, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies at 95
  • 1985-11-25 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 1985-12-06 Burleigh Grimes, US baseball pitcher, dies at 92
  • 1986-07-02 Peanuts Lowrey, baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 1986-07-08 Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • 1986-07-25 Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), dies at 85

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1986-09-04 Hank Greenberg "Hammerin' Hank", American MLB player (Detroit Tigers) dies at 75

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1986-10-03 Vince DiMaggio, American Baseball Player (b. 1912)
  • 1986-10-11 Norm Cash, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51
  • 1986-12-20 Joe DeSa, American baseball player (b. 1959)
  • 1987-07-27 Travis Jackson, baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 83
  • 1987-11-16 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  • 1988-03-29 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 1988-11-21 Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1989-01-09 Bill Terry, baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1989-01-21 Carl Furillo, American Baseball player (b. 1922)
  • 1989-02-24 Sparky Adams, American baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1989-07-18 Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
  • 1989-09-03 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • 1990-01-09 Spud Chandler, baseball player (b. 1907)
  • 1990-02-24 Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • 1990-11-23 Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37

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1991-03-07 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, dies at 87

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • 1991-03-09 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)

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1991-10-07 Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 86

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1991-12-12 Ken Keltner, US baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 75
  • 1992-06-15 Eddie Lopat, pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73
  • 1992-09-05 Billy Herman, 2nd baseman/manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83
  • 1992-09-22 Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • 1992-10-26 Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
  • 1993-01-22 Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89
  • 1993-03-22 Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 27
  • 1993-03-22 Tim Crews, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 31
  • 1993-04-21 Hal Schumacher, baseball pitcher, dies at 82
  • 1993-04-22 Mark Koenig, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees), dies at 88
  • 1993-06-02 Johnny Mize, baseball player, dies at 80

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1993-06-26 Roy Campanella, 3xMVP catcher (Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1993-07-03 Don Drysdale, American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1993-10-21 Irving Torgoff, US baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75
  • 1993-11-04 Cliff Young, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies in car accident at 29
  • 1993-11-12 Bill Dickey, American Hall of Fame baseball catcher (NY Yankees, 1928-46) and manager, dies at 86
  • 1994-01-08 Harvey Haddix, pitcher (12 perfect inning game), dies at 68
  • 1995-03-13 Leon Day, pitcher (Negro Leagues), dies of heart failure at 78