Major League Baseball in History (Part 4)

Events in Sport

Events 301 - 400 of 645

  • 1967-02-18 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
  • 1967-03-01 MLB Commissioner William Eckert approves the Baseball Writers Association of America's plan to name a Cy Young Award recipient from both the National and American Leagues
  • 1967-06-30 Philadelphia Phillies utility man Cookie Rojas pitches a scoreless 9th inning in 12-3 loss to SF Giants; Rojas had now played all 9 positions since arriving in MLB in 1963
  • 1967-07-22 Atlanta Braves establish MLB record for number of pitchers called upon in one inning; 5 used in 9th inning of 5-4 defeat to St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1967-08-06 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) hits into MLB record 4th career triple play
  • 1967-09-01 Cincinnati Reds reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings ties MLB mark, Pirates v Braves 1918
  • 1968-04-08 Major League Baseball decides to postpone Opening Day because of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr
  • 1968-05-27 NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises
  • 1968-05-28 MLB: AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions
  • 1968-05-28 MLB: NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
  • 1968-06-25 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (San Francisco Giants)
  • 1968-07-03 Cleveland pitcher Luis Tiant strikes out MLB record 19 Minnesota Twins in 1-0 win; record for 10 inning game; also record 32 Ks in consecutive games

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1968-07-09 39th MLB All Star Game, Astrodome, Houston, TX: NL beats AL, 1-0; MVP: Willie Mays, SF Giants, CF

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1968-07-10 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969

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1968-07-24 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game breaking Cy Young's record for pitching appearances

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1968-07-30 Washington shortstop Ron Hansen makes 8th unassisted triple-play in MLB history and first in 41 years as Senators lose, 10-1 to Cleveland Indians

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1968-08-11 Satchel Paige (62) & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Satchel Paige
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Satchel Paige
  • 1968-09-30 AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires

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1968-10-11 MLB star Billy Martin named manager of the Minnesota Twins

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin

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1968-11-01 Detroit pitcher Denny McLain is named unanimous AL Cy Young Award winner after finishing MLB season, 31-6 for World Series winning Tigers

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain
  • 1968-12-03 MLB Rules Committee adopts a series of changes designed to increase amount of offensive run production; decreases strike zone size and lowers height of pitcher's mound from 15" to 10"; changes are successful
  • 1969-04-01 Seattle Pilots trade little-known minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to KC Royals for 2 prospects; hits .282 with 11 HRs & 68 RBI to win AL Rookie of the Year; becomes leading MLB manager
  • 1969-04-08 First Major League Baseball game featuring a Canadian team; Montréal Expos beats NY Mets, 11-10 at Shea Stadium; KC Royals, SD Padres and Seattle Pilots also win on debut
  • 1969-04-14 First regular-season MLB game played outside the United States; Montreal Expos beat St. Louis Cardinals, 8-7 at Parc Jarry, Montreal
  • 1969-04-30 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney records his second MLB no-hitter in 10-0 rout of Houston Astros

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1969-06-08 MLB legend Mickey Mantle gives his farewell retirement speech during "Mickey Mantle Day" at Yankee Stadium, 60,096 see #7 retired

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1969-06-29 On 'Billy Williams Day' at Wrigley Field, Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive MLB games played (896) as Chicago sweeps St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1 and 12-1

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

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1969-07-23 40th MLB All Star Game, RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.: NL beats AL, 9-3; MVP: Willie McCovey, SF Giants, 1B

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • 1969-09-02 Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage New York Yankees at $65,000 a season, then the biggest salary in MLB
  • 1969-10-04 MLB holds first league championship games; National League Championship Series: New York Mets beat Atlanta Braves, 9-5; Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3 in American League Championship Series
  • 1969-12-13 MLB manager Billy Martin fired by the Minnesota Twins
  • 1970-04-01 Federal Bankruptcy Referee Sidney Volinn declares MLB's Seattle Pilots bankrupt; car dealer Bud Selig buys franchise for $10.8 million and moves club to Milwaukee (Brewers)
  • 1970-04-07 MLB Milwaukee Brewers (former Seattle Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0
  • 1970-06-01 MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"

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1970-07-14 41st MLB All Star Game, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH: NL beats AL, 5-4; MVP: Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox, LF

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1970-09-03 After playing a NL record 1,117 consecutive MLB games, Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Williams asks to sit out

  • 1970-10-02 Detroit general manager Jim Campbell gives controversial Billy Martin a 2-year deal (1971-72) to manage the Tigers at a well above MLB average annual salary of $65,000
  • 1970-10-03 First umpires strike in MLB history lasts one day during League Championship Series; AL and NL presidents recognise newly-formed MLB Umpires Association; negotiate labor contract
  • 1970-10-05 MLB Championship Series both end on the same day with same score; (AL) Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3-0; (NL) Cincinnati Reds down Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; Orioles win WS, 4-1
  • 1971-04-10 Philadelphia Phillies open their new home, Veterans Stadium, with a 4-1 win over the Montreal Expos; 55,352, largest ever crowd to watch a MLB game in Pennsylvania
  • 1971-06-23 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Reds, and hits 2 HR's and 3 RBI in 4-0 win at Cincinnati

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1971-07-13 42nd MLB All Star Game, Tiger Stadium, Detroit, MI: AL beats NL, 6-4; MVP: Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles, OF

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson

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1971-09-01 Pittsburgh Pirates start what is believed to be first all-black line-up (including several Latinos) in MLB history‚ in 10-7 win v Philadelphia Phillies; includes future Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente & Willie Stargell

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
Hall of Fame Baseball Player Willie Stargell
Hall of Fame Baseball Player
Willie Stargell
  • 1971-11-23 Danny Murtaugh, manager of MLB world champions Pittsburgh Pirates, announces his retirement

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1971-12-01 Chicago Cubs release longtime star and future Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, ending his 19-year MLB career; announce Banks will serve as a coach on manager Leo Durocher's staff; Banks finishes with 512 home runs and 1,636 RBI

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

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1972-01-09 Led by future Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks beat LA Lakers, 120-104, ending LA's consecutive win streak at 33, the longest winning streak in major league sports history

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1972-02-25 Lopsided MLB trade - St. Louis Cardinals trade pitcher Steve Carlton to Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Rick Wise

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

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1972-07-25 43rd MLB All Star Game, Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, GA: NL beats AL, 4-3; MVP: Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds, 2B

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • 1972-08-01 Nate Colbert hits MLB record tying 5 HRs and record 13 RBI as Padres beat Atlanta 9-0, 11-7 in a doubleheader

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

1972-08-06 Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for the Atlanta Braves, breaking Babe Ruth's MLB record of homers for one team

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1972-09-03 Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron earns his 6,135th total base to break Stan Musial’s MLB record in an 8-0 home defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1972-10-02 Montreal Expos' pitcher Bill Stoneman no-hits the New York Mets, 7 - 0 at Parc Jarry; first MLB no-hitter ever pitched in Canada
  • 1972-10-03 Roric Harrison homers as Baltimore beats Cleveland, 4-3; last AL pitcher to homer until MLB inter-league play 25 years later

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1973-01-03 A 12-man syndicate led by Michael Burke and George Steinbrenner III buys MLB's New York Yankees from CBS for US$10 million

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner

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1973-06-19 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) and Willie Davis (LA Dodgers) both record 2,000th MLB career hit; Rose, a single in 4-0 win vs SF Giants; Davis, a HR in 3-0 win vs Atlanta Braves

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
Baseball Player Willie Davis
Baseball Player
Willie Davis
  • 1973-07-03 Brothers Gaylord (Hall of Fame) and Jim Perry (3-time All Star) face each other for only time in MLB, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, Gaylord charged with loss

  • 1973-07-15 MLB San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs, this one at Candlestick Park against Pittsburgh Pirate's Bob Moose
  • 1973-08-01 MLB All Star catchers Thurman Munson of the NY Yankees and Boston Red Sox' Carlton Fisk brawl at home plate Fenway Park; Red Sox win, 3-2

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1973-08-02 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman George Brett gets his 1st MLB hit on debut for the Kansas City Royals in 3-1 win v Chicago WS

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1973-08-04 NY Yankees pitcher Lindy McDaniel puts in one of the best relief stints in MLB history, entering in 2nd inning, allows only 1 run in 13 innings in 3-2 win v Detroit Tigers
  • 1973-09-19 Frank Robinson, Angels OF, homers in record 32nd major league ballpark - Arlington Stadium (Arlington, Texas), against the Rangers
  • 1973-10-14 42 year old future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Willie Mays' last MLB career hit, as NY Mets beat A's, 10-7 in World Series Game 2 in Oakland
  • 1973-11-21 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) wins MLB's NL MVP
  • 1974-02-11 Minnesota Twins pitcher Dick Woodson is first of 48 to invoke Major League Baseball's new arbitration rule
  • 1974-02-11 First Major League Baseball arbitration case; Minnesota Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins; Twins offered $23,000
  • 1974-07-03 Pitching in MLB-record 13th consecutive game for the LA Dodgers, Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds
  • 1974-07-07 Milwaukee's Don Money sets MLB record for consecutive errorless games at 3rd base (78) in Brewers 8-5 win v Twins
  • 1974-09-03 SF Giants' pitcher John Montefusco in his MLB debut, homers in his first at bat and pitches 9 innings in relief to earn a 9 - 5 victory over the Dodgers
  • 1974-10-22 MLB New York Yankees trade outfielder Bobby Murcer to San Francisco Giants for outfielder Bobby Bonds
  • 1974-10-23 Chicago Cubs trade 6-time MLB All Star outfielder Billy Williams to Oakland A's for second baseman Manny Trillo and 2 pitchers
  • 1974-11-02 Atlanta Braves trade then MLB home run king Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Dave May
  • 1974-12-02 MLB Rules Committee changes long time philosophy to permit the use of cowhide, rather than just horsehide in the manufacture of baseballs

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1975-06-01 California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan records his record equalling 4th MLB career no-hitter in beating the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1975-07-16 Major League Baseball owners re-elect Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to a 7-year term
  • 1975-08-05 Philadelphia Phillies create MLB record when first 8 batters get hits off Bill Bonham, beat Cubs 13-5

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1975-09-01 NY Mets pitcher Tom Seaver shuts out Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; first to reach 200 strikeouts for a MLB-record 8th straight season

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver

  • 1975-09-16 Pittsburgh second baseman Rennie Stennett is second to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning MLB game as Pirates rout Chicago Cubs, 22-0 at Wrigley Field
  • 1976-03-04 MLB's San Francisco Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie and Bud Herseth
  • 1976-06-15 In a blockbuster MLB trade, NY Yankees send May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor & Demsey to Baltimore Orioles for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick & Jim Freeman
  • 1976-10-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron singles in his last MLB at-bat & drives in his 2,297th run as Milwaukee Brewers lose, 5-2 v Detroit Tigers

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1977-01-02 MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspends Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1977-06-08 MLB California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game, in 10-inning, 2-1 win over visiting Toronto Blue Jays
  • 1977-06-19 MLB Cleveland Indians fire manager Frank Robinson and replace him with Jeff Torborg
  • 1977-07-04 Red Sox end 9-game losing streak by smashing a MLB-record 8 HRs in a 9-6 win vs Toronto at Fenway Park
  • 1977-07-19 48th MLB All Star Game, Yankee Stadium, NYC, NY: NL wins, 7-5; MVP: Don Sutton, LA Dodgers, P
  • 1977-08-01 San Francisco Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th MLB career grand slam
  • 1977-10-01 New York Yankees end MLB season with 100-62 record; win 2nd consecutive AL East title; go on the win World Series 4-2 v LA Dodgers
  • 1977-12-14 MLB Boston Red Sox trade Fergie Jenkins to Texas Rangers for John Poloni & cash
  • 1978-06-30 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Larry Doby becomes only the second African-American manager in MLB with the Chicago White Sox
  • 1978-07-02 MLB pitcher Ron Guidry beats Detroit 3-2 for a NY Yankee record 13-0 start to the season
  • 1978-08-25 MLB baseball umpires stage a 1 day strike
  • 1978-09-01 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Sammy Stewart fans 7 consecutive batters in his MLB debut, en route to 9-3 win v Chicago White Sox
  • 1978-09-15 Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans
  • 1978-12-02 The Sporting News announces Baltimore Orioles shortstop Mark Belanger winner of his 8th (and final) MLB Gold Glove Award
  • 1979-03-09 MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters
  • 1979-04-10 J. R. Richard of the Houston Astros pitches a complete game but sets a MLB record by throwing 6 wild pitches in 2-1 win over the LA Dodgers at the Astrodome
  • 1979-05-03 MLB Cleveland Indian Bobby Bonds hits his 300th HR (2nd to have 300 HRs & 300 stolen bases)
  • 1979-08-02 Washington, D.C. trial attorney Edward Bennett Williams buys MLB's Baltimore Orioles from Jerold Hoffberger for reported $12.3 million
  • 1979-09-05 Oakland A's pitcher Matt Keough beats Milwaukee Brewers, 6-1 for first win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 18 defeats (1 shy of the MLB record 19)
  • 1979-09-23 St Louis MLB legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 579


Person of interestJohnny Bench

1947-12-07 Johnny Bench, American 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
  • 1948-04-01 Willie Montañez, Puerto Rican baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 1977; Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves), born in Cataño, Puerto Rico
  • 1948-07-21 John Hart, American Major League Baseball executive (Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1948-12-01 George Foster, American baseball left fielder (MLB All Star 1976-79, 81; NL MVP 1977; Cincinnati Reds), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1949-01-03 Gary Lavelle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1977, 83; SF Giants), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-06-15 Dusty Baker, American baseball outfielder and manager (MLB All Star 1981-82; LA Dodgers; NL Manager of the Year 1993, 97, 2000), born in Riverside, California
  • 1949-07-28 Vida Blue, American MLB pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971), born in Mansfield, Louisiana

Person of interestMike Schmidt

1949-09-27 Mike Schmidt, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (NL MVP 1980-81, 86; 12-time MLB All Star), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1949-10-18 Ed Farmer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; Chicago WS) and broadcaster (Chicago WS radio 1991-2005), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1949-11-30 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • 1949-12-14 Bill Buckner, American MLB 1st baseman (1986 World Series infamous fielding error; NL batting champ 1980), born in Vallejo, California (d. 2019)
  • 1950-02-07 Burt Hooton, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star, World Series, NLCS MVP 1981; no-hitter 1972; Chicago Cubs, LA Dodgers), born in Greenville, Texas
  • 1950-02-18 Bruce Kison, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1971, 79), born in Bradenton, Florida (d. 2018)
  • 1950-04-10 Ken Griffey Sr., American baseball outfielder and 3-time MLB All Star (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees), born in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-11-26 Jorge Orta, Mexican baseball second baseman and outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 80; Chicago WS), born in Mazatlán, Mexico
  • 1951-06-24 Ken Reitz, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1980; Gold Glove Award 1975; St. Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2021)
  • 1951-11-03 Dwight Evans, American baseball right fielder (MLB All-Star 1978, 81, 87; Boston Red Sox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1952-01-17 Darrell Porter, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1974, 78-80; World Series MVP 1982), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 2002)
  • 1952-12-27 Craig Reynolds, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1978-79; Seattle Mariners; Houston Astros), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1953-03-08 Jim Rice, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (AL MVP 1978; 8-time MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox), born in Anderson, South Carolina

Person of interestGeorge Brett

1953-05-15 George Brett, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (13 x MLB All Star; World Series 1985; AL MVP 1980; KC Royals), born in Glen Dale, West Virginia

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1953-05-16 Rick Rhoden, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Boynton Beach, Florida
  • 1953-07-03 Frank Tanana, American MLB pitcher (California Angels), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestKeith Hernandez

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
  • 1954-04-08 Gary Carter, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1986; Gold Glove Award 1980–82; Montreal Expos, NY Mets), born in Culver City, California (d. 2012)

Person of interestWillie Randolph

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

Person of interestAndre Dawson

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

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1954-08-31 Claudell Washington, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 84; World Series 1974; Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • 1954-10-28 Sammy Stewart, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1983; AL ERA leader 1981; Cleveland Indians), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2018)

Person of interestOzzie Smith

1954-12-26 Ozzie Smith, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (15 x MLB All-Star; 13 x Gold Glove Award; World Series 1982; NL Silver Slugger Award 1987; NLCS MVP 1985; SD Padres, St Louis Cardinals), born in Mobile, Alabama

Baseball Player Ozzie Smith
Baseball Player
Ozzie Smith
  • 1955-03-25 Lee Mazzilli, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1979, NY Mets; World Series 1986, Pittsburgh Pirates), manager (Baltimore Orioles) and coach (World Series 2000, NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955-07-03 Matt Keough, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1978; Oakland A's), born in Pomona, California (d. 2020)
  • 1955-10-01 Jeff Reardon, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star; Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • 1955-11-10 Jack Clark, Penns, American MLB outfielder (Giants, Cards, Yanks, Padres), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-12-22 Lonnie Smith, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1978-94; (Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, and 3 other teams), WS wins with 3 different teams, born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestEddie Murray

1956-02-24 Eddie Murray, American MLB Hall of Fame 1st baseman, 8x All-star, 3x Golden Glove (Baltimore Orioles, 1977-88 & 96; L.A. Dodgers, 1989-91 & 97, and three other teams), born in Los Angeles, California

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1956-07-01 Brian Sabean, American MLB executive (San Francisco Giants World Series 2010, 2012, 2014), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • 1956-07-13 Bill Caudill, American MLB reliever (All Star 1984), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1956-11-03 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), born in Seal Beach, California (d. 2014)
  • 1957-02-07 Dámaso García, Dominican baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1984, 85; Silver Slugger Award 1982; Toronto Blue Jays), born in Moca, Dominican Republic (d. 2020)
  • 1957-03-01 Johnny Ray, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1988; Silver Slugger Award 1983; Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels), born in Chouteau, Oklahoma
  • 1957-04-02 Hank Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees 2010-20), born in Culver, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • 1957-05-12 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957-05-17 Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983; Atlanta Braves), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic (d. 2012)
  • 1957-06-15 Brett Butler, MLB center fielder and coach, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-07-03 Danny Heep, American MLB outfielder, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1957-07-22 Dave Stieb, American MLB pitcher (7-time All Star, Blue Jays), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1957-07-31 Leon Durham, American baseball 1st baseman, outfielder (Chicago Cubs; MLB All Star 1982-83, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1957-08-01 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), born in Drumheller, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • 1957-12-04 Lee Smith, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (7 × MLB All-Star 1983, 87, 1991–95; saves leader 1983, 91-92, 94)), born in Jamestown, Louisiana
  • 1958-02-06 Bill Dawley, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1958-08-19 Gary Gaetti, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1988, 89; World Series 1987; Gold Glove Award 1986–89; Minnesota Twins), born in Centralia Illinois
  • 1958-11-02 Willie McGee, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1983, 85, 87-88; NL MVP 1985; St Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestRickey Henderson

1958-12-25 Rickey Henderson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (10× MLB All-Star; World Series 1989, 93; AL MVP 1990; MLB stolen bases record 1,406), born in Chicago, Illinois

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1959-04-18 Jim Eisenreich, American MLB outfielder (Tourette syndrome, Florida Marlins WS 1997), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • 1960-01-29 Steve Sax, American MLB 2nd baseman, NL rookie of the year, 1981, 5x all-star (LA Dodgers, 1981-88; NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in West Sacramento, California

Person of interestJoe Carter

1960-03-07 Joe Carter, American MLB outfielder (MLB All-Star 1991–94, 96; World Series 1992, 93; Silver Slugger Award 1991, 92; Toronto Blue Jays), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter

Person of interestKirby Puckett

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
  • 1960-04-28 Tom Browning, American MLB pitcher (perfect game 1988), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • 1960-05-09 Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8-time NL batting champion), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1960-07-03 Jack Daugherty, American MLB baseman and outfielder, born in Hialeah, Florida

Person of interestCal Ripken Jr

1960-08-24 Cal Ripken Jr, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB record consecutive game streak, Baltimore Orioles), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1960-09-29 Rob Deer, MLB Outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)

Person of interestFernando Valenzuela

1960-11-01 Fernando Valenzuela, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (no-hitter 1990; 6-time MLB All Star; LA Dodgers; NL Cy Young Award 1981), born in Navajua, Mexico

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela
  • 1960-12-10 Paul Assenmacher, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1961-02-09 John Kruk, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1991–1993; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1961-04-09 Kirk McCaskill, Canadian MLB pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

Person of interestDon Mattingly

1961-04-20 Don Mattingly, American MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees/MVP 1985), born in Evansville, Indiana

MLB 1st Baseman Don Mattingly
MLB 1st Baseman
Don Mattingly
  • 1961-05-01 Charlie O'Brien, American MLB catcher (pioneered hockey style catcher's mask; World Series 1995 Atlanta Braves), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1961-08-21 Danny Sheaffer, American MLB catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1961-09-02 Jeff Russell, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1961-09-22 Vince Coleman, American MLB outfielder (6 x NL stolen base leader), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1961-10-04 Mike Sharperson, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1992; World Series 1988, 95), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1961-10-16 Billy Taylor, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1994-2001 (Oakland A's, and 3 other teams), born in Monticello, Florida
  • 1961-10-24 Rafael Belliard, MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic
  • 1962-01-03 Darren Daulton, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1992, 93, 95; World Series 1997; Silver Slugger Award 1992; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 2017)
  • 1962-01-13 Kevin Mitchell, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1989; MLB All Star 1989, 90; SF Giants), born in San Diego, California
  • 1962-01-19 Chris Sabo, American baseball 3rd baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962-03-02 Terry Steinbach, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1988, 89, 93; World Series 1989; Oakland A's), born in New Ulm, Minnesota

Person of interestDarryl Strawberry

1962-03-12 Darryl Strawberry, American MLB right fielder (8-time All Star), born in Los Angeles, California

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1962-03-19 Ivan Calderón, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1991; Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos), born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico (d. 2003)
  • 1962-03-29 Billy Beane, American MLB baseball outfielder, executive (Oakland Athletics), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1962-05-29 Eric Davis, American MLB outfielder (3-time Gold Glove 1987-99), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-06-30 Tony Fernández, Dominican MLB baseball shortstop, 1983-2001, 5X All-Star, 4X Golden Glove (Toronto Blue Jays, and 6 other teams), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic (d. 2020)
  • 1962-07-25 Doug Drabek, American MLB pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1990), born in Victoria, Texas

Person of interestRoger Clemens

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
  • 1962-09-19 Randy Myers, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1990, 94, 95, 97; World Series 1990; NLCS MVP 1990; Cincinnati Reds), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • 1962-11-30 Bo Jackson, American College Football Hallf of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1985, Auburn; Pro Bowl 1990, LA Raiders) and baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1989, KC Royals), born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • 1963-01-02 David Cone, American baseball pitcher (perfect game 1999; AL Cy Young Award 1994; 5 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1992, 96, 98–2000), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1963-01-02 Edgar Martínez, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman and DH (7 × MLB All-Star; 5 × Silver Slugger Award; AL batting champion 1992, 95; Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-02-10 Lenny Dykstra, American MLB centerfielder (NY Met, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Santa Ana, California

Person of interestPaul O'Neill

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
  • 1963-03-10 John Cangelosi, American MLB outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-04-21 Ken Caminiti, MLB third baseman, 1987-2001, (Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, and 3 other teams; NL MVP- 1996), born in Hanford, California (d. 2004)
  • 1963-05-20 David Wells, American baseball pitcher (perfect game 1998; World Series 1992, 98; MLB All Star 1995, 98, 2000), born in Torrance, California
  • 1963-09-05 Jeff Brantley, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds), born in Florence, Alabama

Person of interestMark McGwire

1963-10-01 Mark McGwire, American MLB 1st baseman, coach (12-time All Star, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pomona, California

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1963-11-28 Walt Weiss, American baseball shortstop (AL Rookie of the Year 1988; World Series 1989; MLB All Star 1998; Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies) and manager (Colorado Rockies 2013-16), born in Tuxedo, New York
  • 1964-01-18 Brady Anderson, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Silver Spring, Maryland

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