Major League Baseball in History (Part 5)

Events in Sport

Events 401 - 500 of 645

  • 1980-07-03 Biggest MLB crowd in 7 years, 73,096 watch Indians beat NY Yankees, 7-0 at Cleveland Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980-07-04 Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) fans Reds' Cesar Geronimo to become 4th pitcher to 3,000 MLB strikeouts

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980-07-06 Phillies starter Steve Carlton fans 7 Cardinals to reach 2,836 strikeouts, the most by a left-handed pitcher in MLB history

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • 1980-08-04 7-time All Star Maury Wills becomes only the 3rd black manager in MLB history when Darrell Johnson is fired by Seattle Mariners after a 9 game losing streak
  • 1980-08-05 Montreal Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager in 11-5 win v Mets, for whom Doug Flynn hits MLB record tying 3 triples
  • 1980-08-23 Charles O. Finley sells Oakland A's MLB franchise for $12.7m to Walter Haas Jr. (owner & CEO of Levi Strauss)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980-10-04 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt's 2-run homer off Stan Bahnsen in 11th inning gives Philadelphia, 6-4 win v Montreal and NL East title; Schmidt's 48th of the season; breaks Eddie Mathews' single-season MLB record for 3rd basemen

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1980-11-03 After acquiring MLB's Oakland A's for $12.7m, Walter Haas Jr. appoints himself CEO; leads team to 4 AL West Divisional titles and 1989 World Series Championship
  • 1980-12-03 Don Sutton, the winningest pitcher in Los Angeles Dodgers history, signs a 4-year contract with Houston; Astros career shortened by a patellar fracture; returns to Dodgers in 1988 after stints with 3 other MLB clubs
  • 1980-12-22 MLB St. Louis Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
  • 1981-04-25 Seattle Mariners MLB manager Maury Wills is suspended for 2 games after ordering Kingdome grounds crew to enlarge batter's boxes by one foot
  • 1981-05-05 16th and final MLB pre-season Mayor's Trophy Game prior to inter-league play; NY Mets beat NY Yankees, 4-1 to hold 8-7-1 edge

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1981-05-25 Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski (41) is 4th to play 3,000 MLB baseball games (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1981-07-31 Mid-season strike by MLB players ends after 42 days causing cancellation of 713 games; players and owners come to an agreement on free agent compensation
  • 1981-08-31 MLB Kansas City Royals fire manager Jim Frey, replace him with Dick Howser
  • 1981-09-03 Longest MLB game in Fenway Park history is suspended after 19 innings at Seattle Mariners 7, Boston Red Sox 7; Mariners win 8-7 in 20 the following morning

  • 1981-09-04 Longest MLB game at Fenway Park ends in 20 innings; Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7

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1981-11-11 LA Dodgers starter Fernando Valenzuela becomes first MLB rookie to win a Cy Young Award; Milwaukee Brewers' Rollie Fingers takes AL Award

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela
  • 1982-02-08 Los Angeles Dodgers trade 2B Davey Lopes to Oakland A's, breaking up MLB's longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
  • 1982-04-05 43 year old St. Louis reliever Jim Kaat pitches 1 inning for the Cardinals in a season-opening, 14-3 rout of Houston; sets a MLB record for pitchers by playing in his 24th consecutive season

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1982-06-01 Oakland A's left fielder Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases in 3-2 win over Boston Red Sox to become fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a MLB season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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1982-07-01 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1982-08-02 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 100th MLB base of the season in 6-5 win v Seattle, first to steal 100 twice in modern era

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1982-11-01 MLB owners vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract; AL owners vote for Kuhn, 11-3, and NL, 7-5, 2 shy of 3/4 majority required for re-election; eventually replaced by Peter Ueberroth

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth

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1983-05-13 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1983-06-11 MLB Cardinals outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into Hyland Center in St. Louis, a drug rehabilitation facility
  • 1983-06-20 New York Yankees 5-time MLB All Star outfielder Bobby Murcer retires
  • 1983-07-03 Texas Rangers explode for MLB single extra innings record 12 runs in 15th inning of 16-4 win v Oakland
  • 1983-07-06 50th MLB All Star Game, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Angels outfielder Fred Lynn hits first AS grand slam, AL wins 13-3
  • 1983-07-22 MLB California Angels outfielder Brian Downing's error ends his record streak at 244 games

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1984-03-19 Two-time Cy Young Award winner Denny McLain is indicted on charges of drug trafficking, embezzlement and racketeering; 25 year sentence later quashed

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain
  • 1984-05-02 MLB Cleveland Indians' infielder Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 innings)
  • 1984-06-04 MLB Draft: New York Mets take Mechanicsburg Area Senior HS outfielder Shawn Abner at #1
  • 1984-08-05 Toronto designated hitter Cliff Johnson hits MLB record 19th career pinch-hit HR in Blue Jays 4-3 win over Baltimore Orioles
  • 1984-10-01 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of Major League Baseball; he has a 4 year tenure
  • 1984-10-02 Due to a strike by MLB umpires, first 4 NLCS games played with replacement umpires; Game 1: Chicago Cubs beat SD Padres, 13-0

  • 1985-03-16 Two-time Cy Young Award winner Denny McLain is convicted of embezzlement and drug trafficking; sentenced to 25 years but conviction later reversed

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1985-08-04 Future Hall of Fame infielder Rod Carew of the California Angels singles off Minnesota's Frank Viola to collect his MLB 3,000th career hit; Angels win, 6–5

Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder Rod Carew
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder
Rod Carew

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1985-08-04 Tom Seaver of Chicago White Sox becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 MLB career games, beating New York, 4-1; 54,032 at Yankee Stadium

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • 1985-09-04 NY Mets catcher Gary Carter's 2 HRs in a 9-2 win in San Diego ties MLB record of 5 HRs in 2 games
  • 1985-10-02 Detroit 1st baseman Darrell Evans hits home run #40 in Tigers' 4-2 win over Toronto Blue Jays; first to record 40 x HRs in a MLB season in both Leagues

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1986-05-30 Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1986-06-18 California Angels'Don Sutton becomes 19th MLB pitcher to win 300 games
  • 1986-07-18 MLB Kansas City Royals announce that manager Dick Howser, 50, has a brain tumor
  • 1986-08-01 Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven becomes 10th to reach 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone, 2-hits A's, 10-1
  • 1986-08-06 Baltimore's Jim Dwyer & Larry Sheets, and Rangers Toby Harrah hit MLB record 3 grand slams in Texas' 13-11 win

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1986-08-25 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1986-09-21 SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitches 1-hitter in his major league debut
  • 1986-09-29 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
  • 1986-10-02 Astros starter Mike Scott finishes MLB regular season with 306 strikeouts with 8 in a 2-1 win in San Francisco; 3rd NL pitcher to reach 300 in a season

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1986-10-04 NY Yankees closer Dave Righetti saves both doubleheader games at Fenway Park for 5-3 and 3-1 wins v Boston; Righetti's MLB record 46th save

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1987-02-23 Dick Howser retires from managing MLB Kansas City Royals, due to brain tumor
  • 1987-06-01 Cleveland Indians pitcher Phil Niekro beats Detroit Tigers, 9-6 for his 314th MLB victory; combines with Joe Niekro (216) for most combined wins by brothers in baseball history (530)
  • 1987-07-02 KC Royals outfielder Jim Eisenreich hits 1st HR since 1982, in MLB comeback process, retired 1984 (Tourette syndrome)

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1987-07-03 Controversial NY Mets MLB star Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates for criticising his play; he is now an ordained minister

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1987-07-05 A's 1st baseman Mark McGwire becomes first rookie to hit 30 HRs before the MLB All-Star Game as Oakland beats Red Sox, 6-2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987-07-16 Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)

MLB 1st Baseman Don Mattingly
MLB 1st Baseman
Don Mattingly
  • 1987-08-30 Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
  • 1987-09-09 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter
  • 1987-09-16 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
  • 1987-09-18 Detroit first baseman Darrell Evans hits home run #30 off Bill Wegman in 5th inning of Tigers' 7-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers; first 40 year old to hit 30 MLB HRs in a season
  • 1987-09-27 Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro's final MLB appearance, he surrenders for 5 runs in 3 innings against the San Francisco Giants
  • 1987-10-03 San Diego catcher Benito Santiago's MLB rookie record 34-game hitting streak ends as Padres snap 9-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory v LA Dodgers
  • 1988-09-08 NL president A. Bartlett Giamatti is unanimously elected Major League Baseball's 7th Commissioner
  • 1988-09-09 Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers & Gossage to save 300 MLB games
  • 1988-09-20 Detroit first baseman Darrell Evans hits home run #18 in Tigers' 4-3 loss to Cleveland Indians; Evans' 400th MLB career HR
  • 1988-10-02 Minnesota Twins total 3,030,672 in attendance at Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome; first AL club ever to break 3 million in a MLB season
  • 1988-10-02 In a season ending 7-5 win in St. Louis, NY Mets' outfielder Kevin McReynolds establishes a MLB record swiping 21 bases without being caught stealing during the season
  • 1988-11-05 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
  • 1988-11-06 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)
  • 1988-11-07 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
  • 1988-11-09 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
  • 1988-11-10 MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
  • 1988-11-12 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
  • 1988-12-07 MLB Texas Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract
  • 1988-12-14 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights

  • 1989-04-01 A. Bartlett Giamatti replaces Peter Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of Major League Baseball; dies suddenly of a heart attack 5 months later
  • 1989-05-29 Philadelphia Phillies 12-time All Star 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt retires from MLB at 39
  • 1989-07-05 Barry Bonds homers in Pittsburgh's 6-4 loss vs SF Giants, joining father Bobby Bonds as MLB father-son HR record holders (408)
  • 1989-08-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 stolen bases in 9 of his first 11 seasons in MLB
  • 1989-08-03 Cincinnati Reds set MLB record for most hits in 1st inning of a game with 16 for 14 runs in an 18-1 rout of Houston Astros

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1989-10-01 MLB batting titles are decided on final day of regular season: AL, Kirby Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336; NL, Tony Gwynn's 3-for-4 beats Will Clark .336 to .333

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

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1989-11-03 Lou Piniella is named manager of the Cincinnati Reds, replacing Pete Rose, banned for life for gambling on MLB games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1989-11-22 MLB center fielder Kirby Puckett signs record $3,000,000 per year contract with Minnesota Twins
  • 1990-01-15 In a shrewd move, Detroit Tigers sign 1st baseman Cecil Fielder who spent previous season in Japan; hits 51 homers this MLB season and becomes a premier power hitter for most of the 1990s
  • 1990-01-26 Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking African American female in a major-league front office)
  • 1990-04-11 MLB California Angels Mark Langston & Mike Witt, no-hit Seattle, 1-0

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1990-07-25 Roseanne Barr sings the National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres MLB game

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • 1990-07-29 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
  • 1990-07-31 Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan records his 300th career victory, an 11-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers; 20th MLB pitcher to reach the milestone
  • 1990-08-02 Yankees rookie 1st baseman Kevin Maas hits his 10th MLB homer in 6-5 loss v Detroit, fastest to reach that mark, just 77 at bats
  • 1990-08-03 NY Yankees rookie 1st baseman Kevin Maas sets a MLB record for hitting 10 home runs in the fewest at bats (72)
  • 1990-09-02 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb throws MLB record 9th no-hitter of the season; beats Cleveland, 3-0
  • 1990-09-03 White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen tops Dave Righetti's MLB record with 47th save in Chicago's 4-2 win v Royals; Thigpen finishes season with 57 saves

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1990-10-03 Kansas City 3rd baseman George Brett becomes first in MLB history to win a batting title in 3 different decades; goes 1 for 1 in Royals, 5-2 loss v Cleveland to win AL batting title with .329 average; AL batting champion 1976, 80

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1991-04-08 Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement
  • 1991-05-01 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals all time MLB record 939th base in 7-4 win vs New York Yankees in Oakland
  • 1991-05-01 Texas Rangers starter Nolan Ryan pitches MLB record 7th no hitter; beats Toronto, 3-0; at 44, Ryan is oldest to throw no-hitter
  • 1991-06-03 MLB Draft: East Carteret HS pitcher Brien Taylor first pick by New York Yankees
  • 1991-06-19 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 579

  • 1964-01-20 Ozzie Guillén, Venezuelan baseball shortstop and manager (3-time MLB All Star; Chicago White Sox), born in Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela
  • 1964-03-13 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestJosé Canseco

1964-07-02 José Canseco, Cuban-American MLB outfielder and designated hitter (AL MVP 1988), born in Havana, Cuba

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco
  • 1964-07-03 Warren Newson, American MLB outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Newnan, Georgia

Person of interestBarry Bonds

1964-07-24 Barry Bonds, American baseball left fielder (MLB home-run record [762], 7 x NL MVP), born in Riverside, California

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1964-08-13 Jay Buhner, American MLB outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1964-08-13 Tom Prince, American MLB catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Kankakee, Illinois
  • 1964-10-01 Roberto Kelly, Panamanian baseball outfielder and coach (NY Yankees; MLB All Star 1992-93), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1964-10-14 Joe Girardi, American MLB catcher (4 teams, including NY Yankees, 1996-99), and manager (Yankees, 2006-17), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1964-11-10 Kenny Rogers, American MLB pitcher (perfect game 1994), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1964-12-10 Luis Polonia, Dominican MLB outfielder (NY Yanks, Orioles), born in Santiago City, Dominica Republic
  • 1965-01-02 Greg Swindell, American baseball pitcher (World Series 2001; MLB All Star 1989; Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Person of interestRon Gant

1965-03-02 Ron Gant, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1992, 95; Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (WAGA-TV, co-host 'Good Day Atlanta', born in Victoria, Texas

MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • 1965-03-12 Steve Finley, American MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Union City Tennessee
  • 1965-03-17 John Smiley, American MLB pitcher, 1986-97 (Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and two other teams), born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
  • 1965-04-24 Mike Blowers, MLB infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Würzburg, Germany
  • 1965-05-18 Erik Hanson, American MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Kinnelon, New Jersey
  • 1965-07-03 Greg Vaughn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1993, 96, 98, 2001); Silver Slugger Award 1998; Milwaukee Brewers), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1965-08-13 Mark Lemke, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Utica, New York
  • 1965-08-21 Jim Bullinger, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965-10-26 Gil Heredia, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Nogales, Arizona
  • 1965-11-28 Matt Williams, American baseball infielder (5 x MLB All Star; NL home run leader 1994; NL RBI leader 1990; SF Giants) and manager (Washington Nationals), born in Bishop, California
  • 1965-12-14 Ken Hill, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • 1966-01-03 Luis Sojo, Venezuelan MLB infielder (World Series 1996, 1998–2000; Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Petare, Edo Miranda, Venezuela
  • 1966-03-11 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966-03-23 Mike Remlinger, MLB pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, New York
  • 1966-05-11 Trenidad Hubbard, American MLB outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966-05-22 José Mesa, Dominican MLB baseball pitcher, 1987-2007, 2X All-Star (Cleveland Indians; Philadelphia Phillies, and 6 other teams), born in Pueblo Viejo, Dominican Republic
  • 1966-05-25 Bill Haselman, American MLB catcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • 1966-05-25 Dave Hollins, American MLB infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1966-06-27 Jeff Conine, American MLB outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tacoma, Washington

Person of interestMoises Alou

1966-07-03 Moises Alou, american MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • 1966-08-25 Albert Belle, American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians; 5-time MLB All-Star), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1966-09-08 Mike Dyer, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Upland, California
  • 1966-09-24 Bernard Gilkey, American MLB outfielder (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1966-09-24 Kevin Koslofski, American MLB outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), bon in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1966-11-25 Mark Whiten, American MLB baseball outfielder (4 home runs in one game 1993; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1966-12-01 Larry Walker, Canadian baseball right fielder (NL MVP 1997; MLB All Star 1992, 1997–1999, 2001), born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • 1966-12-10 Mel Rojas, MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Haina, Dominican Republic
  • 1967-04-17 Marquis Grissom, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1993, 94; World Series 1995; Gold Glove Award 1993–96; Montreal Expos, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1967-05-05 Charles Nagy, American baseball pitcher (Olympic gold 1988; MLB All-Star 1992, 96, 99; Cleveland Indians), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • 1967-05-15 John Smoltz, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1995; NL Cy Young Award 1996; Atlanta Braves), born in Warren, Michigan
  • 1967-06-02 Mike Stanton, American pitcher (MLB All Star 2001; World Series 1998-2000; NY Yankees), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967-06-29 John Wehner, American MLB infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1967-07-03 Brian Cashman, American baseball executive (World Series 1998, 99, 2000, 09 NY Yankees), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1967-07-06 Omar Olivares, MLB pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • 1967-07-13 Pat Rapp, American MLB pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Jennings, Louisiana

Person of interestDeion Sanders

1967-08-09 Deion Sanders, American College/Pro Football Hall of Fame corner-back (Super Bowl 1995, 96; 8 x Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys) and MLB outfielder (NY Yankees; Atlanta Braves), born in Fort Myers, Florida

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1967-09-03 Luis Gonzalez, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1999, 2001-03, 05; Houston, Arizona), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1967-09-19 Jim Abbott, American MLB pitcher (Olympic gold 1988; California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1967-10-04 Roger Pavlik, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1996; Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967-12-01 Reggie Sanders, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1995; World Series 2001), born in Florence, South Carolina
  • 1967-12-06 Kevin Appier, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1989-94 (Kansas City Royals, and three others), born in Lancaster, California
  • 1967-12-07 Tino Martinez, American baseball first baseman (MLB All-Star 1995, 97; World Series 1996, 98–2000; Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1967-12-15 Mo Vaughn, American baseball first baseman (MLB All-Star 1995, 96, 98; AL MVP 1995; Boston Red Sox), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1968-02-01 Kent Mercker, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1995; no-hitter 1994; Atlanta Braves), born in Dublin, Ohio
  • 1968-03-07 Jeff Kent, American MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in Bellflower, California
  • 1968-03-26 Jose Vizcaino, MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • 1968-03-26 Shane Reynolds, American MLB pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Bastrop, Louisiana
  • 1968-04-03 Mike Lansing, American MLB baseball infielder, 1993-2001 (Montreal Expos, Coloradao Rockies, Boston Red Sox), born in Rawlins, Wyoming
  • 1968-04-24 Todd Jones, MLB relief pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1968-05-27 Jeff Bagwell, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (MLB All-Star 1994, 96, 97, 99; NL MVP 1994; Gold Glove Award 1994; Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-06-12 Scott Aldred, American MLB pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1968-08-03 Rod Beck, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 94, 97; San Francisco Giants), born in Burbank, California (d. 2007)
  • 1968-08-24 Tim Salmon, American MLB outfielder (California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968-09-13 Denny Neagle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1995, 97; NL wins leader 1997; Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves), born in Gambrills, Maryland
  • 1968-10-13 Julio Valera, MLB pitcher (KC Royals), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • 1968-11-03 Paul Quantrill, Canadian baseball pitcher and coach (MLB All Star 2001; Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
  • 1968-11-07 Russ Springer, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • 1968-12-02 Darryl Kile, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 97, 2000; no-hitter 1993; Houston Astros), born in Garden Grove, California (d. 2002)
  • 1968-12-08 Mike Mussina, American baseball pitcher (5-time MLB All Star), Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-02-10 Jayhawk Owens, American MLB catcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1969-02-15 Brian Williams, MLB pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros), born in Lancaster, South Carolina
  • 1969-03-25 Dan Wilson, MLB catcher, 1992-2005 (Seattle Mariners: Cincinnati Reds), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1969-04-15 Jeromy Burnitz, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1999; Milwaukee Brewers), born in Westminster, California
  • 1969-04-22 George Williams, American MLB catcher (Oakland A's), born in Lacrosse, Wisconsin
  • 1969-05-15 Hideki Irabu, Japanese-American NPB and MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-2004 (New York Yankees, 1997-2002), born in Okinawa, Japan (d. 2011)
  • 1969-06-16 Kevin Young, American MLB infielder, 1992-2003 (Pittsburgh Pirates; Kansas City Royals), born in Alpena, Michigan
  • 1969-07-26 Greg Colbrunn, American MLB infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Fontana, California
  • 1969-10-12 José Valentín, MLB infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Manatí, Puerto Rico
  • 1969-10-26 Mark Sweeney, American MLB first baseman (St Louis Cardinals), born in Framingham, Massachusetts
  • 1969-10-31 Damon Mashore, MLB outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Person of interestKen Griffey Jr.

1969-11-21 Ken Griffey Jr., American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (13-time MLB All Star, AL MVP 1997), born in Donora, Pennsylvania

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.
Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder
Ken Griffey Jr.
  • 1969-11-28 Robb Nen, San Pedro, California, American MLB pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1969-11-30 Mark Lewis, American MLB infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • 1969-12-03 Harold Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees), born in Culver, Indiana
  • 1970-01-02 Royce Clayton, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1997; SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals) and actor (The Rookie, Moneyball), born in Burbank, California
  • 1970-03-04 Dave Stevens, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1994-2000 (Minnesota Twins, and 3 other teams), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1970-04-02 Jon Lieber, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2001; Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • 1970-05-25 Joey Eischen, American MLB pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in West Covina, California
  • 1970-06-27 Jim Edmonds, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1993-2010, 4X All-Star, 8X Gold Glove (California/Anaheim Angels, St. Louis Cardinals, and 4 other teams), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1970-06-30 Mark Grudzielanek, American MLB infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-10-02 Eddie Guardado, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2002-03; AL saves leader 2002; Minnesota Twins), born in Stockton, California
  • 1970-12-03 Paul Byrd, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1999; Philadelphia Phillies; Fox Sports Southeast), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1971-03-26 Jesús Taváres, Dominican MLB outfielder, 1993-98 (Florida Marlins, and 2 other teams), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-04-03 Quilvio Veras, Major League Baseball second baseman, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-04-04 Felipe Lira, Venezuelan MLB baseball pitcher, 1995-2001 (Detroit Tigers, and 2 other teams), born in Santa Teresa, Venezuela
  • 1971-05-18 Rich Garces, Venezuelan MLB pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Maracay Venezuela
  • 1971-06-03 Aaron Ledesma, MLB baseball infielder, 1995-2000 (Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and 3 other teams), born in Union City, California
  • 1971-06-12 Ryan Klesko, American MLB outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Westminster, California

Weddings in Sport


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