On This Day

Major League Baseball in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 300 of 663

  • 1947-05-18 MLB Philadelphia A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error
  • 1947-08-16 Future Baseball HOF outfielder Ralph Kiner hits 3 successive HRs for host Pittsburgh Pirates in a 12-7 win over St. Louis Cardinals; both clubs smash a then MLB record 10 homers
  • 1947-08-26 Dodgers' Dan Bankhead, MLB's 1st African-American pitcher, homers in his 1st MLB at bat in 16-3 loss to Pittsburgh, at Ebbetts Field, Brooklyn, NYC
  • 1947-09-01 Infielder Jack Lohrke hits NY Giants' 183rd homer of season in 2-1 win v Boston Braves; breaks NY Yankees MLB mark of 182 set in 1936
  • 1947-12-11 Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected

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1948-07-07 Cleveland Indians stun MLB by signing 42 year old veteran Negro Leagues pitcher Satchel Paige

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Satchel Paige
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Satchel Paige

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1948-07-16 MLB manager merry-go-round: Philadelphia Phillies - Ben Chapman out / Eddie Sawyer in; NY Giants - Mel Ott out / Leo Durocher in; Brooklyn Dodgers - Durocher out / Burt Shotton in

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1948-08-13 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
  • 1949-08-06 Future Hall of Famer Luke Appling appears in a MLB record 2,154th (en route to 2,218) game at shortstop for the Chicago White Sox
  • 1949-09-18 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
  • 1949-10-02 For first time in 41 years pennant races in both MLB leagues are decided on the final day of the season; (AL) Yankees upend rival Boston Red Sox, 5-3; (NL) Dodgers beat the Phillies, 9-7 for 97-57 record; Cardinals 96-58
  • 1949-12-01 MLB announces attendance for the season is 20.2 million, down from 20.9 in 1948; New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians each finish with over 2.2 million, but the St. Louis Browns fall to 270,000
  • 1950-04-23 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
  • 1950-05-18 MLB St. Louis Cardinals baseman Tommy Glaviano makes 3 consecutive errors on grounders
  • 1950-06-08 Boston Red Sox rout St Louis Browns, 29-4 at Fenway Park; set 6 MLB records including runs scored and most total bases, 60

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1950-06-12 Following his retirement announcement after 49 years as Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack is named Honorary Manager of the MLB All-Star Game

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1950-07-02 Cleveland Indians' pitcher Bob Feller wins his 200th MLB game, 5-3 v Detroit Tigers
  • 1950-07-04 Boston Braves slugger Sid Gordon ties MLB season grand slam record (4) with a bases loaded hit vs Phillies
  • 1950-10-01 Connie Mack's last game as Philadelphia Athletics manager (1901-50); longest serving manager in MLB history; beat Washington Senators, 5-3 at Shribe Park
  • 1950-10-03 Philadelphia Phillies choose not to request MLB rule on star left-hander Curt Simmons' eligibility to play in World Series despite being on furlough from Army; Phillies swept, 4-0 by NY Yankees
  • 1951-02-21 South Carolina House of Representatives urges "Shoeless Joe" Jackson be reinstated by Major League Baseball
  • 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
  • 1951-09-20 MLB owners elect National League President Ford Frick as 3rd Baseball Commissioner for a 7-year term at a then massive $65,000 per annum
  • 1952-02-20 Emmett Ashford is certified to be first black umpire in organised baseball; has to wait until 1966 for MLB debut
  • 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

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1952-09-28 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance, throwing one pitch to Chicago Cubs Frank Baumholtz

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1953-02-20 August A. Busch buys St. Louis Cardinals MLB club from Fred Saigh for $3.75 million; pledges not to move the team from St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1953-03-18 MLB National League approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903)
  • 1953-05-06 MLB St. Louis Browns Alva "Bobo" Holloman, in his first start game as starting pitcher, no-hits visiting Philadelphia A's, 6-0
  • 1953-05-30 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2
  • 1953-07-05 Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts hurls his 28th consecutive MLB complete game in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh
  • 1953-08-01 Boston Red Sox pitcher Ben Flowers sets then MLB record of 8 consecutive games in relief
  • 1953-08-04 New York Yankees Vic Raschi sets MLB record for a pitcher by driving in 7 runs in a 15-0 win v Detroit
  • 1953-08-23 Former Boston Braves pitcher Phil Paine becomes first major leaguer to play in Japan; on military service with U.S. Air Force plays first of 9 games for Nishitetsu Lions

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

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1953-11-03 MLB Rules Committee restores the sacrifice fly rule, eliminated in 1939; rule says a sacrifice fly is not charged as a time at bat
  • 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)
  • 1954-08-31 Cincinnati 1st baseman Ted Kluszewski hits 2 HRs in a 9-3 loss v Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia; 1st Redleg to ever hit 40 MLB HRs, en route to season total 49
  • 1954-09-10 Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher, Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
  • 1954-09-22 Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st MLB game
  • 1954-10-28 Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Philadelphia syndicate
  • 1956-07-06 MLB Commissioner Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honour baseball's outstanding pitcher of the season

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1956-09-21 New York Yankees set dubious MLB record, stranding 20 on base; Mickey Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but rival Boston Red Sox win 13-9 at Fenway Park

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1956-09-30 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR
  • 1957-08-01 Ex MLB outfielder Glen Gorbous throws a regulation baseball a record 136m (445' 10") in a game promotion
  • 1957-09-02 Milwaukee 1st baseman Frank Torre scores 6 runs to tie the MLB record; Braves rout Chicago Cubs 23-10
  • 1957-09-27 American MLB San Francisco Giants rent Pacific Coast League San Francisco Seals Stadium until Candlestick Park is built in 1960
  • 1957-12-02 Pacific Coast League franchises forced to relocate when Dodgers and Giants confirm their move to California for 1958 MLB season; Hollywood Stars move from LA to Salt Lake City; LA Angels move to Spokane, and San Francisco Seals transfer to Phoenix
  • 1958-01-15 New York Yankees announce that 140 MLB games to be televised on WPIX TV this season in a deal worth over $1 million dollars
  • 1958-02-04 MLB Hall of Fame fails to elect anyone for 1st time since 1950
  • 1958-02-20 LA Coliseum approves 2-year pact allowing LA Dodgers to use facility whilst Dodger Stadium is completed in time for the 1962 MLB season
  • 1958-08-20 Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st major league lefty catcher since 1906
  • 1959-04-10 Chicago White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox gets a MLB Opening Day record tying 5 hits in 7 at-bats in a 14-inning, 9–7 win in Detroit
  • 1959-04-16 Phils' Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit

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1959-07-07 26th MLB All Star Game, Forbes Field, Pittsburgh: Willy Mays triples to score Hank Aaron as NL wins 5-4

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1959-07-26 Chicago White Sox Larry Doby plays final MLB game; retires in 1962 after playing for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan

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1959-07-30 In his MLB debut, SF Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4 in a 7-2 win over Philadelphia Phillies at Seal Stadium

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • 1959-08-02 Future Hall of Fame 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 MLB home runs in SF Giants 5-3 win v Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1960-01-05 Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating
  • 1960-08-03 For the only time in MLB history teams exchange managers as Detroit trades Jimmy Dykes (44-52) for Cleveland's Joe Gordon (49-46)
  • 1960-10-03 New York Yankees beat rival Boston Red Sox, 8-7 at Yankee Stadium, ending season on 15 game winning streak & MLB record 193 HRs
  • 1960-11-03 Pittsburgh Pirates starter Vern Law (20-9, 18 complete games) wins MLB's Cy Young Award
  • 1960-11-17 New MLB Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
  • 1960-12-08 MLB expansion team Los Angeles Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium
  • 1961-03-14 Former New York Yankees general manager George Weiss becomes first President of New York Mets after MLB expansion franchise formed
  • 1961-06-22 MLB Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive games played streak
  • 1961-06-29 SF outfielder Willie Mays becomes the 4th player in MLB history with 3 or more home runs twice in one season with a 10th inning blast in Giants 8-7 win over the Phillies in Philadelphia
  • 1961-07-29 Philadelphia Phillies lose, 4-3 to SF Giants at Connie Mack Stadium; 1st of MLB record 23 straight defeats
  • 1961-07-31 31st MLB All Star Game (2nd), Fenway Park, Boston: First tie in history; called due to rain after 9 innings with the score, 1–1
  • 1961-08-20 Philadelphia Phillies beat Milwaukee Braves, 7-4 at County Stadium; end losing streak with dubious MLB record of 23 straight loses

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961-10-01 NY Yankees right-fielder Roger Maris becomes MLB’s all-time home run leader when he passes Babe Ruth's mark with No. 61 off Boston rookie Tracy Stallard in 1-0 win at Yankee Stadium

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris

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1961-11-22 Frank Robinson, Cincinnati Reds outfielder, selected as NL MVP

Baseball Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
Baseball Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • 1962-02-01 MLB's National League releases its first 162-game schedule due to expansion (18 games between opponents)
  • 1962-04-10 52,564 fans attend first MLB game at LA's Dodger Stadium at Chavez Ravine, a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds
  • 1962-04-10 Houston Colt .45s make their MLB debut with an 11-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Colt Stadium; outfielder Román Mejías hits a pair of 3-run homers
  • 1962-06-24 Outfielder Jack Reed hits his only MLB home run in the 22nd-inning as NY Yankees edge Detroit Tigers, 9-7 in slowest extra-inning game in league history; 7:00 hours
  • 1962-08-11 LA Dodgers protest as San Francisco manager Alvin Dark orders Candlestick Park ground crew to water down base paths to hinder MLB All-Star Maury Wills' base-stealing attempts; Giants win 5-4
  • 1962-09-02 St. Louis 1st baseman Stan Musial's records his 3,516th hit in Cards' 4-3 loss v NY Mets; overtakes Tris Speaker into 2nd place behind Ty Cobb on the MLB all-time list
  • 1962-09-23 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills breaks Ty Cobb's 1915 MLB steals record, recording #97 on his way to 104
  • 1962-10-02 San Francisco Giants beat rival LA Dodgers, 8-7 in 4 hours 18 minutes in Game 2 NL tie-break series; longest 9-inning game in MLB history; Giants win series, 2-1
  • 1962-10-03 SF Giants (103-62) beat rivals LA Dodgers (102-63), 6-4 in season ending NL pennant decider; Dodgers set MLB record season attendance 2,755,184
  • 1962-11-29 Major League Baseball decides to revert to 1 All-Star game per year, after 4 seasons in which 2 All-Star games were played
  • 1963-01-26 Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone

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1963-03-10 MLB infielder Pete Rose debuts with Cincinnati at spring training in Tampa, Florida; hits in his first 2 at bats

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

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1963-04-11 Milwaukee Braves future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn beats NY Mets, 6-1 for his 328th win; most by a left-hander in MLB history

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Warren Spahn
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Warren Spahn
  • 1963-04-13 Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit
  • 1963-07-13 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43

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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
  • 1963-07-31 MLB Cleveland Indians ties record of 4 consecutive home runs to beat California Angels, 9-5; Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona and Larry Brown all go deep off Paul Foytack in 6th inning
  • 1963-09-06 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history
  • 1963-12-02 MLB Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts; rule effective only in 1965
  • 1964-02-23 Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep MLB A's in Kansas City
  • 1964-04-10 Demolition begins in Upper Manhattan, New York City on Polo Grounds sports stadium (home to MLB Giants, 1891-1957, Mets, 1962-63, and NFL Jets, 1960-63) to clear way for housing project

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1964-04-18 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax strikes out the side on 9 pitches, for major league best third time in his career

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • 1964-04-23 Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0
  • 1964-07-07 35th MLB All Star Game, Shea Stadium, New York: NL wins 7-4 on the back of Johnny Callison's 3-run 9th inning homer
  • 1964-07-14 MLB Baltimore Oriole Bob Johnson's 6th straight hit as a pinch hitter

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 594

  • 1934-12-02 Andre Rodgers, Bahamian baseball shortstop (first Bahamian to play in MLB; NY/SF Giants; Chicago Cubs), born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 2004)
  • 1934-12-19 Al Kaline, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (18 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1968; 10 × Gold Glove Award; Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2020)
  • 1935-06-01 Jack Kralick, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1964; no hitter 1962; Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1935-08-13 Jim "Mudcat" Grant, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1963, 65; Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, and 5 other teams), singer, and writer (Black Aces), born in Lacoochee, Florida (d. 2021)
  • 1935-08-19 Bobby Richardson, American MLB 2nd baseman (NY Yankees), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • 1935-11-09 Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1968, 70; NL MVP 1968; 9 x MLB All Star; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2020)
  • 1935-12-13 Lindy McDaniel, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1960; NL saves leader 1959, 60, 63), born in Hollis, Oklahoma
  • 1935-12-17 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), born in Aberdeen, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • 1935-12-19 Tony Taylor, Cuban baseball second baseman (MLB All Star 1960; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers), born in Central Álava, Cuba (d. 2020)

Person of interestSandy Koufax

1935-12-30 Sandy Koufax, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (7 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1955, 59, 63, 65; perfect game 1967; Cy Young Award 1963, 65, 66; Triple Crown 1963, 65, 66; LA Dodgers), born in Brooklyn, New York

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • 1936-04-01 Ron Perranoski, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1963, 65; LA Dodgers; AL saves leader 1969, 70) and coach (World Series 1981, 88; LAD), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2020)

Person of interestDon Drysdale

1936-07-23 Don Drysdale, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1959, 63, 65; 9 x MLB All Star; Cy Young Award 1962; Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)

MLB Player Don Drysdale
MLB Player
Don Drysdale
  • 1936-08-11 Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1936-09-05 Bill Mazeroski, American MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1936-09-14 Stan Williams, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1960²; World Series 1959, 1990 [coach: Cincinnati Reds]; NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Enfield, New Hampshire (d. 2021)
  • 1936-12-07 Bo Belinsky, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; LA Angels), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1937-02-02 Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
  • 1937-04-02 Dick Radatz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1963, 64; AL saves leader 1962, 64; Boston Red Sox), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • 1937-05-08 Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1967, 70, 71, 74); World Series 1964, 70; AL Cy Young Award 1969; Baltimore Orioles), born in Santa Clara, Cuba (d. 2010)
  • 1937-05-14 Dick Howser, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star All-Star 1961, 61²; KC A's) and manager (World Series 1977, 78 NY Yankees; KC Royals 1985), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1987)

Person of interestBrooks Robinson

1937-05-18 Brooks Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (18 x MLB All Star; World Series 1966, 70 [MVP]; 16 × Gold Glove Award; Baltimore Orioles), born in Little Rock, Arkansas

Baseball Hall of Fame Third Baseman Brooks Robinson
Baseball Hall of Fame Third Baseman
Brooks Robinson
  • 1937-07-09 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York
  • 1937-09-16 Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1937-10-20 Juan Marichal, Dominican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (10 × MLB All-Star; NL wins leader 1968; MLB ERA leader 1969; no-hitter 1963; SF Giants), born in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic

Person of interestWillie McCovey

1938-01-10 Willie McCovey, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6 x MLB All Star; NL MVP 1969; NL home run leader 1963, 68, 69; SF Giants), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2018)

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • 1938-03-02 Donald Schwall, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1961²; AL Rookie of the Year 1961; Boston Red Sox), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-04-04 A. Bartlett Giamatti, American executive (MLB Commissioner 1989; President Yale University 1978-86), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1938-04-05 Ron Hansen, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1960, 60²; AL Rookie of the Year 1960; Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox), born in Oxford, Nebraska
  • 1938-04-16 Rich Rollins, American MLB third baseman, born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-05-29 Fay Vincent, American lawyer and sports executive (MLB Commissioner 1989-92), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1938-06-04 Art Mahaffey, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star (1961, 1961², 1962²; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1938-06-24 Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball 1st baseman, (d. 2012)
  • 1938-07-12 Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973, 77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • 1938-09-20 Tom Tresh, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1962-63; AL Rookie of Year 1962; NY Yankees), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1938-09-29 Mike McCormick, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1960–1961²; NL Cy Young Award 1967; NL wins leader 1967; NL ERA leader 1960; SF Giants), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2020)
  • 1938-12-22 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball outfielder (NL batting champion 1966; MLB All-Star 1968-69), born in Haina, Dominican Republic (d. 2011)
  • 1939-02-22 Steve Barber, American MLB pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)

Person of interestJack Fisher

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

MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • 1939-03-08 Jim Bouton, American baseball pitcher, author and broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1939-04-01 Phil Niekro, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, famed knuckleballer; no-hitter 1973; 5 x MLB All Star; 5 x Gold Glove; Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves), born in Blaine, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1939-05-02 Gates Brown, American MLB outfielder (Detroit Tigers: 1963-75), born in Crestline, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1939-05-11 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1939-06-18 Lou Brock, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1964, 67; 8 × NL stolen base leader; St Louis Cardinals), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2020)
  • 1939-07-31 Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1965; Gold Glove 1964), born in Cabimas, Venezuela

Person of interestCarl Yastrzemski

1939-08-22 Carl Yastrzemski, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman (18-time MLB All Star), born in Southampton, New York

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1940-02-25 Ron Santo, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9-time MLB All Star; 5-time Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2010)

Person of interestWillie Davis

1940-04-15 Willie Davis, American MLB center fielder (LA Dodgers), born in Mineral Springs, Arkansas (d. 2010)

Baseball Player Willie Davis
Baseball Player
Willie Davis
  • 1940-06-02 Jim Maloney, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1965; pitched 2 x no-hitters 1965, 1 in 1969; Cincinnati Reds), born in Fresno, California
  • 1940-07-21 Denis Menke, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1969, 70; Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds) born in Bancroft, Iowa (d. 2020)
  • 1940-08-13 Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher and coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), born in Cherryville, North Carolina (d. 2018)

Person of interestJoe Pepitone

1940-10-09 Joe Pepitone, American baseball 1st baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1940-10-12 Glenn Beckert, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1969-72; Gold Glove Award 1968; Chicago Cubs), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1940-11-23 Luis Tiant, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1968, 74, 76), born in Marianao, Cuba
  • 1941-02-20 Clyde Wright, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter v Oakland 1970), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee
  • 1941-06-01 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964, 67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967), born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1941-06-13 Marcel Lachemann, American MLB manager and pitching coach (Oakland Athletics), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-09-04 Ken Harrelson, American baseball utility (MLB All Star; AL RBI leader 1968; KC A's, Boston Red Sox) and broadcaster (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees, Chicago WS), born in Woodruff, South Carolina
  • 1941-11-13 Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball pitcher and coach (5-time MLB All Star), born in Hazleton, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • 1942-03-08 Dick Allen, American baseball infielder (7 × MLB All-Star; NL Rookie of the Year 1964, Philadelphia Phillies; AL MVP 1972, Chicago WS), born in Wampum, Pennsylvania (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1942-03-12 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1967, 74, 75; Houston Astros, LA Dodgers), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1942-04-05 Peter Magowan, American businessman, MLB owner (SF Giants), born in NYC, NY (d. 2019)
  • 1942-04-16 Jim Lonborg, American MLB pitcher (AL Cy Young 1967), born in Santa Maria, California
  • 1942-06-01 Randy Hundley Jr., American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1969; Gold Glove Award 1967; Chicago Cubs), born in Martinsville, Virginia
  • 1942-06-03 Duane Josephson, MLB baseball catcher, 1965-72 (Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox), born in New Hampton, Iowa (d. 1997)
  • 1942-08-04 Cleon Jones, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, World Series 1969; New York Mets), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1942-09-28 Grant Jackson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969; World Series 1979; Philadelphia Phillies; Baltimore Orioles; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Fostoria, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • 1942-10-06 Jerry Grote, American MLB catcher for 16 seasons (mostly with NY Mets, including 1969 World Series title), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1942-10-31 Dave McNally, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969-70, 72; World Series 1966, 70; Baltimore Orioles), born in Billings, Montana (d. 2002)
  • 1942-11-02 Ron Reed, American NBA forward and MLB pitcher (Detroit Pistons; Philadelphia Phillies), born in LaPorte, Indiana
  • 1942-12-07 Alex Johnson, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, AL batting champion 1970, California Angels), born in Helena, Arkansas (d. 2015)
  • 1943-01-15 Mike Marshall, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1974, 75; NL Cy Young Award 1974; Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers, Atlanta Braves), born in Adrian, Michigan (d. 2021)
  • 1943-03-23 Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2017)

Person of interestJoe Morgan

1943-09-19 Joe Morgan, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1975, 76; NL MVP 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 2020)

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • 1943-12-13 Ferguson Jenkins, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and coach (NL Cy Young Award 1971; MLB All-Star 1967, 71-72; Chicago Cubs; 3,000+ career strikeouts), born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1944-02-01 Paul Blair, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1969, 73; World Series 1966, 70, 77-78; Gold Glove Award 1967, 69–75; Baltimore Orioles), born in Cushing, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1944-03-17 Cito Gaston, MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1944-03-23 George Scott, MLB first baseman, 1966-79 (Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, and 2 other teams), born in Greenville, Mississippi, (d. 2013)

Person of interestDenny McLain

1944-03-29 Denny McLain, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1968-69; AL MVP 1968; MLB All-Star 66, 68, 69; Detroit Tigers), born in Markham, Illinois

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain
  • 1944-04-01 Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt .45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • 1944-06-08 Mark Belanger, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1976; 8 x Gold Glove winner; Baltimore Orioles), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1944-07-22 Sparky Lyle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1973, 76, 77; World Series 1977, 78; AL Cy Young Award 1977; NY Yankees), born in DuBois, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-08-20 Graig Nettles, American MLB 3rd baseman (NY Yankees, San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians), born in San Diego, California
  • 1944-09-11

Person of interestTony La Russa

1944-10-04 Tony La Russa, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder and manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • 1944-10-29 Claude Brochu, Canadian Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1944-11-07 Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1979; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2006)

Person of interestTom Seaver

1944-11-17 Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star), born in Fresno, California (d. 2020) [1]

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • 1945-02-12 Don Wilson, American MLB pitcher, 1966-74, 2X no-hitters (Houston Astros), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1975)
  • 1945-04-02 Don Sutton, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1972, 73, 75, 77; MLB ERA leader 1980; LA Dodgers), born in Clio, Alabama (d. 2021)
  • 1945-04-02 Reggie Smith, American baseball outfielder (7 x MLB All Star; World Series 1981; Gold Glove Award 1968; Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, LA Dodgers), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1945-09-13 Rick Wise, American MLB pitcher, 1964-82, 2X All-Star (Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and 3 other teams), born in Jackson, Michigan

Person of interestRod Carew

1945-10-01 Rod Carew, Panamanian Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (18-time MLB All Star; AL MVP 1977 Minnesota Twins), born in Gatún, Panama Canal Zone

Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder Rod Carew
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder
Rod Carew
  • 1945-11-03 Ken Holtzman, American baseball pitcher (2 x no hitters; MLB All Star 1972-73; World Series 1972-74), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1946-01-20 Johnny Oates, American MLB baseball catcher, 1970-81 (Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), and manager, 1991-2001 (Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers), born in Sylva, North Carolina
  • 1946-03-15 Bobby Bonds, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1968-81, 3x All-Star, 3x Golden Glove (San Francisco Giants, 1968-74 and 7 other teams), father of Barry Bonds, born in Riverside, California (d. 2003)
  • 1946-04-08 Jim "Catfish" Hunter, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1966, 67, 70, 72–1976; World Series 1972–74, 77, 78; AL Cy Young Award 1974; Oakland A's, NY Yankees), born in Hertford, North Carolina (d. 1999)
  • 1946-04-10 Bob Watson, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1973, 75; Houston Astros) and sports executive (GM NY Yankees, World Series 1996), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • 1946-05-20 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1946-08-18 Derryl Cousins, American baseball umpire (World Series 1988, 99, 2005; MLB All-Star Game 1987, 98, 2008), born in Fresno, California (d. 2020)
  • 1946-10-08 Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 2011)

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  • 2013-03-23 Virgil Trucks, American MLB pitcher (two-time All Star), 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
  • 2013-08-09 Glen Hobbie, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), dies at 77
  • 2013-12-26 Paul Blair, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1969, 73; World Series 1966, 70, 77-78; Gold Glove Award 1967, 69–75; Baltimore Orioles), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • 2014-01-05 Jerry Coleman, American MLB 2nd baseman, dies from complications from brain bleeding and surgery at 89
  • 2014-02-06 Ralph Kiner, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL home run leader 1946–52; 6×MLB All-Star; Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), dies at 91
  • 2014-04-12 Hal Smith, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1957, 59²; St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 82
  • 2014-06-09 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), dies from a broken neck at 57
  • 2015-01-25 Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), dies of myeloid leukemia at 78
  • 2015-02-28 Alex Johnson, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, AL batting champion 1970, California Angels), dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • 2015-03-01 Minnie Minoso, Cuban baseball left-fielder (9-time MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957, 59, 60; Chicago WS), dies of heart disease at 92
  • 2015-03-13 Al Rosen, American baseball third baseman (MLB All-Star 1952–55; World Series 1948; AL MVP 1953; Cleveland Indians) and executive (NL Executive of the Year 1989), dies at 91
  • 2015-07-31 Billy Pierce, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star x 7; World Series 1945; AL wins leader 1957; MLB ERA leader 1955; AL strikeout leader; 1953; Chicago WS), dies from gallbladder cancer at 88

Person of interestYogi Berra

2015-09-22 Lorenzo "Yogi" Berra, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18X MLB All-Star; 13X World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951, 54, 55), and Purple Heart recipient, dies at 90

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 2015-10-11 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964, 67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967), dies at 74
  • 2016-03-23 Joe Garagiola, American MLB catcher (4 teams, 1946-54), sportscaster, and TV host (Today Show), dies at 90
  • 2016-04-19 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, (3-time MLB All Star), dies at 76
  • 2016-11-23 Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), dies at 90
  • 2016-12-04 Margaret Whitton, American actress (Good & Evil, Major League), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2017-05-01 Sam Mele, American MLB outfielder/manager (Minnesota Twins record 102 wins 1965), dies at 95

Person of interestJim Bunning

2017-05-26 Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9 x MLB All Star; perfect game 1964; no-hitter 1958; Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies) and politician (Rep. Senator-Ky), dies of a stroke at 85

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator Jim Bunning
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator
Jim Bunning
  • 2017-06-03 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), dies at 87
  • 2017-07-29 Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies from pneumonia at 74
  • 2017-08-06 Darren Daulton, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1992, 93, 95; World Series 1997; Silver Slugger Award 1992; Philadelphia Phillies), dies of brain cancer at 55
  • 2017-11-07 Roy Halladay, American MLB pitcher, 1998-2013, 8X All-Star, 2X Cy Young Award (Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies), killed when piloting a plane acrobatically over the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Port Richey, Florida, while under the influence of painkillers and sleeping pills at 40
  • 2018-02-13 Tito Francona, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1961), dies at 84
  • 2018-03-02 Sammy Stewart, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1983; AL ERA leader 1981; Cleveland Indians), dies of hypertension and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease at 63
  • 2018-03-15 Edwin "Ed" Charles, American MLB third baseman (Miracle Mets-1969), dies following long illness at 84
  • 2018-03-29 Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt .45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), dies from multiple organ failure at 73
  • 2018-05-22 Dave Garcia, MLB manager (California Angels, Cleveland Indians), dies at 97
  • 2018-06-02 Bruce Kison, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1971, 79), dies at 68
  • 2018-07-24 Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher and coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), dies at 77

Person of interestWillie McCovey

2018-10-31 Willie McCovey, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6 x MLB All Star; NL MVP 1969; NL home run leader 1963, 68, 69; SF Giants), dies of an infection at 80

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • 2019-01-13 Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball pitcher and coach (5-time MLB All Star), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2019-01-27 Peter Magowan, American businessman, MLB owner (SF Giants), dies of liver cancer at 76
  • 2019-02-03 Bob Friend, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), dies from cardiac arrest at 88
  • 2019-02-19 Don Newcombe, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), dies at 92
  • 2019-03-20 Randy Jackson, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1954,55; Chicago Cubs), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • 2019-05-27 Bill Buckner, American MLB 1st baseman (1986 World Series infamous fielding error; NL batting champ 1980), dies of dementia at 69
  • 2019-07-10 Jim Bouton, American baseball pitcher, author and broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), dies of cerebral amyloid angiopathy at 80
  • 2019-08-25 Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), dies of progressive supranuclear palsy at 81
  • 2019-10-30 Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973, 77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), dies from cancer at 81
  • 2020-01-01 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (only perfect game in World Series history, Game 5 1956; World Series MVP 1956; NY Yankees), dies from esophageal cancer at 90
  • 2020-02-15 Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball shortstop (MLB All-Star 1986, 87, 89, 92, 99; World Series 1993; Gold Glove Award 1986–89; Toronto Blue Jays), dies of polycystic kidney disease at 57
  • 2020-02-16 Tony Fernández, Dominican MLB baseball shortstop, 1983-2001, 5X All-Star, 4X Golden Glove (Toronto Blue Jays, and 6 other teams), dies of multiple medical issues at 57
  • 2020-02-28 Johnny Antonelli, American baseball pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star 1954, 56–59²; World Series, NL ERA leader 1954; SF Giants), dies from colon cancer at 89
  • 2020-03-25 Bill Bartholomay, American businessman and MLB owner (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves 1962-76), dies from pneumonia at 71
  • 2020-03-26 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1967, 74, 75; Houston Colt 45s/Astros, LA Dodgers), dies at 78
  • 2020-04-01 Ed Farmer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; Chicago WS) and broadcaster (Chicago WS radio 1991-2005), dies of kidney disease at 70
  • 2020-04-06 Al Kaline, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (18 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1968; 10 × Gold Glove Award; Detroit Tigers), dies at 85
  • 2020-04-12 Glenn Beckert, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1969-72; Gold Glove Award 1968; Chicago Cubs), dies at 79
  • 2020-04-12 Jim Frey, American MLB manager (Kansas City Royals, American League C'ship 1980; Chicago Cubs), dies at 88
  • 2020-04-14 Hank Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees 2010-20), dies of liver condition at 63
  • 2020-04-15 Dámaso García, Dominican baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1984, 85; Silver Slugger Award 1982; Toronto Blue Jays), dies from a malignant brain tumour at 63
  • 2020-05-01 Matt Keough, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1978; Oakland A's), dies at 64
  • 2020-05-14 Bob Watson, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1973, 75; Houston Astros) and sports executive (GM NY Yankees, World Series 1996), dies from kidney disease at 74
  • 2020-06-10 Claudell Washington, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 84; World Series 1974; Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves), dies from prostate cancer at 65
  • 2020-06-13 Mike McCormick, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1960–1961²; NL Cy Young Award 1967; NL wins leader 1967; NL ERA leader 1960; SF Giants), dies of Parkinson’s disease at 81
  • 2020-06-24 Eddie Kasko, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1961, 1961²; Cincinnati Reds) and manager (Boston Red Sox), dies at 88
  • 2020-07-11 Frank Bolling, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1961–62²; Gold Glove Award 1958; Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves), dies from cancer at 88
  • 2020-07-16 Tony Taylor, Cuban baseball second baseman (MLB All Star 1960²; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers), dies from stroke complications at 84
  • 2020-07-28 John McNamara, American MLB manager (American League Manager of the Year 1986; Boston Red Sox), dies at 88

Person of interestTom Seaver

2020-08-31 Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star), dies of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19 at 75 [1]

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • 2020-09-06 Lou Brock, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1964, 67; 8 × NL stolen base leader; St Louis Cardinals), dies from multiple myeloma at 81
  • 2020-10-02 Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1968, 70; NL MVP 1968; 9 x MLB All Star; St. Louis Cardinals), dies from pancreatic cancer at 84

Person of interestWhitey Ford

2020-10-08 Whitey Ford, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (10 x MLB All Star; World Series 1950, 53, 56, 58, 61 [MVP], 62; AL Cy Young Award 1961; NY Yankees), dies from dementia at 91

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

Person of interestJoe Morgan

2020-10-11 Joe Morgan, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1975, 76; NL MVP 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (ESPN), dies at 77

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • 2020-10-20 Derryl Cousins, American baseball umpire (World Series 1988, 99, 2005; MLB All-Star Game 1987, 98, 2008), dies from cancer at 74
  • 2020-12-01 Denis Menke, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1969, 70; Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds), dies at 80
  • 2020-12-07 Dick Allen, American baseball infielder (7 × MLB All-Star; NL Rookie of the Year 1964, Philadelphia Phillies; AL MVP 1972, Chicago WS), dies at 78 [1]
  • 2020-12-26 Phil Niekro, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (famed knuckleballer; no-hitter 1973; 5 x MLB All Star; 5 x Gold Glove; Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves), dies of cancer at 81 [1]
  • 2021-01-18 Don Sutton, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1972, 73, 75, 77; MLB ERA leader 1980; LA Dodgers), dies from cancer at 75 [1]

Person of interestHank Aaron

2021-01-22 Hank Aaron, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (MLB record 755 HRs; NL MVP 1957; 25 × MLB All-Star; Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers), dies at 86 [1]

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 2021-02-02 Grant Jackson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969; World Series 1979; Philadelphia Phillies; Baltimore Orioles; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from complications of COVID-19 at 78
  • 2021-02-20 Stan Williams, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1960²; World Series 1959, 1990 [coach: Cincinnati Reds]; NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), dies from cardio-pulmonary illness at 84
  • 2021-03-31 Ken Reitz, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1980; Gold Glove Award 1975; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 69
  • 2021-05-05 Del Crandall, American baseball catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957; 4 × Gold Glove Award; Boston/Milwaukee Braves) and manager (Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners), dies at 91
  • 2021-05-31 Mike Marshall, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1974, 75; NL Cy Young Award 1974; Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers, Atlanta Braves), dies at 78
  • 2021-06-12 Jim "Mudcat" Grant, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1963, 65; Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, and 5 other teams), singer, and writer (Black Aces), dies at 85 [1]
  • 2021-08-04 J.R. Richard, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; NL ERA leader 1979; NL strikeout leader 1978, 79; Houston Astros), dies at 71 [1]

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