On This Day

Baseball Coaches in History

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1920-03-23 Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1931-01-17 Don Zimmer, American baseball infielder (2 × All-Star, Chicago Cubs; World Series 1955, 59 LA Dodgers) and manager (NL Manager of the Year 1989 Chicago Cubs), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1935-09-27 John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1940-05-07 Mike Gillespie, American college baseball coach (College World Series 1998, Collegiate Coach of the Year 1998, USC), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • 1946-08-06 Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1948-10-16 Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • 1952-04-29 Bob McClure, American baseball player and coach (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1970-08-12 Jim Schlossnagle, baseball coach
  • 1982-06-30 Mitch Maier, American baseball player and coach, born in Petoskey, Michigan

Deaths in Sport

  • 1991-01-07 Joe Hicks, American baseball coach, dies of cancer at 64
  • 1993-09-20 Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65
  • 2002-08-16 John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2005-12-21 Elrod Hendricks, American baseball player and coach (b. 1940)
  • 2007-03-08 John Vukovich, American baseball player and coach.. (b. 1947)
  • 2013-07-01 John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), dies at 77
  • 2020-07-29 Mike Gillespie, American college baseball coach (College World Series 1998, Collegiate Coach of the Year 1998, USC), dies from a stroke at 80