Baseball History (Part 4)

Events in Sport

Events 301 - 400 of 487

  • 1970-10-03 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
  • 1971-01-31 Special Veterans Committee adds 6 former players and 1 executive to the Baseball Hall of Fame: Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard and George Weiss
  • 1971-01-31 Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1971-02-04 Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
  • 1971-02-09 Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball hall of fame
  • 1971-02-10 Bill White becomes 1st African American baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
  • 1971-04-07 Dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by
  • 1971-04-10 1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1
  • 1971-06-21 Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
  • 1971-08-09 Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1971-08-10 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
  • 1972-01-13 Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire
  • 1972-04-05 Baseball season is delayed due to a strike
  • 1972-06-18 US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws
  • 1972-06-25 Bernice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball
  • 1973-01-24 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1973-02-01 Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1973-05-04 Longest baseball game in Veterans' Stadium, Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-05-08 Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs mgr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1973-08-06 Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-01-25 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 1974-02-11 Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
  • 1974-02-11 1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1974-02-13 James 'Cool Papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • 1974-04-09 San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"
  • 1974-09-10 Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
  • 1974-10-09 Frank Robinson becomes 1st African American baseball manager (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1974-12-02 Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs
  • 1975-01-23 Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1975-02-10 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1975-04-08 Frank Robinson debuts as 1st black baseball mgr (Cleve, beats NY 5-3)
  • 1975-05-04 Houston's Bob Watson scores baseball's one-millionth run of all time
  • 1975-10-26 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
  • 1976-02-02 Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & umpire Cal Hubbard elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1976-02-09 Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1977-01-31 Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1977-04-15 1st baseball game at Montreal's Olympic Stadium
  • 1977-10-08 Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
  • 1978-01-30 Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1978-08-25 MLB baseball umpires stage a 1 day strike

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1979-01-23 Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1979-03-07 Baseball exhibition season opens with semipro & amateur umpires
  • 1979-03-07 Warren Giles & Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1979-03-09 Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters
  • 1979-11-17 Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball on a flight to Austin, TX
  • 1980-06-15 Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game
  • 1980-11-04 Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro-baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires
  • 1981-01-15 Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1981-03-11 Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1981-04-18 Pawtucket & Rochester start a 33-inning baseball game
  • 1981-04-18 Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox tie Rochester Red Wings 2-2 in 32 innings (game resumed 23rd June)

  • 1981-06-23 Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox finally beat Rochester Red Wings 3-2 in 33 innings (game began 18th April)
  • 1981-07-31 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends
  • 1981-08-29 Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))
  • 1981-09-03 Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game
  • 1982-01-29 Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
  • 1982-04-06 Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minn 52,279
  • 1982-08-18 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • 1982-09-13 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-01-18 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-02-08 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1983-08-25 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1984-03-03 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • 1984-03-04 Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1984-03-24 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics
  • 1984-08-07 Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
  • 1984-09-30 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
  • 1984-09-30 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
  • 1984-10-01 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball
  • 1985-01-07 Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1985-03-06 Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1985-07-28 L Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1985-08-06 Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)
  • 1985-08-08 Baseball's new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993
  • 1986-06-10 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
  • 1986-10-13 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
  • 1986-12-11 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1987-01-14 Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1987-02-25 LaMarr Hoyt is banned from baseball for 1987, due to drug abuse
  • 1987-04-06 Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
  • 1987-05-01 46 HRs hit in 13 baseball games
  • 1987-05-29 Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games
  • 1987-06-24 Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consecutive win streak
  • 1987-07-26 Catfish Hunter Billy Williams & Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1987-08-02 Kevin Seitzer (KC Royals), gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • 1988-01-12 Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1988-05-14 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
  • 1988-07-27 Baseball star Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
  • 1988-07-31 Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1988-09-08 NL pres Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commissioner
  • 1988-09-13 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams
  • 1988-09-23 Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs
  • 1988-10-20 LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in baseball's 85th World Series 4 games to 1
  • 1988-12-14 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
  • 1989-01-05 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1989-01-09 Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1989-02-03 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
  • 1989-02-28 Red Schoendienst & Al Barlick elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-03-20 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1989-04-01 A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 346 of 346

  • 1973-12-03 Andrew McNally, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
  • 1973-12-03 Brian Loyd, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Lynwood, California
  • 1973-12-18 Jason Williams, Gonzales LA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1973-12-29 Theo Epstein, American baseball executive and President of Baseball Operations, born in NYC, New York
  • 1974-01-11 Warren Morris, Alexandria LA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1974-01-17 Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican/US baseball infielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1974-05-15 A J Hinch, Wavely IA, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1974-06-15 Scott Tunkin, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-06-26 Derek Jeter, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996), born in Pequannock, New Jersey

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 1974-09-17 Jason Hewitt, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
  • 1974-10-28 Braden Looper, Weatherford OK, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1974-10-29 R A Dickey, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1974-11-07 Kris Benson, Konnesaw TX, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1974-12-14 Billy Koch, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1974-12-20 Augie Ojeda, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975-02-06 Chad Allen, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1975-04-03 Koji Uehara, Japanese professional baseball pitcher
  • 1975-04-25 Jacque Jones, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Diego, California
  • 1975-05-02 Mark Johnson, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1975-05-26 Travis Lee, baseball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Diego, California
  • 1975-06-28 Chad Green, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dunkirk, New York
  • 1975-07-29 Seth Greisinger, American baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1975-08-04 Kaipo Spenser, Wailuku HI, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1975-09-16 Kip Harkrider, Carthage TX, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1975-12-02 Mark Kotsay, Whittier CA, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1975-12-13 Matt LeCroy, Anderson SC, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1976-02-08 Jim Parque, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Norwalk, California
  • 1976-04-05 Ryan Drese, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1976-05-15 Eric DuBose, Bradenton Fl, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1976-08-03 Troy Glaus, Tarzana CA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1976-08-22 Jim Weaver, American baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1976-09-06 Michael Nakamura, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
  • 1977-02-21 Chad Hutchinson, baseball and football player
  • 1977-09-09 Kyle Snyder, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1978-01-12 Luis Ayala, Mexican 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
  • 1979-02-09 Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball pitcher
  • 1979-07-19 Rick Ankiel, Baseball pitcher/ outfielder
  • 1979-09-11 Frank Francisco, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1981-09-30 Brandon Watson, American baseball
  • 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
  • 2001-06-24 Mo'ne Davis, American Little League baseball pitcher, 1st girl to pitch a shutout, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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