Major League Baseball in History (Part 6)

Events in Sport

Events 501 - 600 of 798

  • 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

Baseball Record

1981-09-21 MLB Philadelphia Phillies lefthander Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)

Sports History

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

  • 1982-02-08 Los Angeles Dodgers trade 2B Davey Lopes to Oakland A's, breaking up MLB's longest-playing infield (Garvey-Lopes-Russell-Cey) after 8 1/2 seasons

Sports History

1982-03-05 MLB pitcher Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners

  • 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

Baseball 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

Sports History

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

  • 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
  • 1982-08-21 American MLB Milwaukee Brewers' relief pitcher Rollie Fingers becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300

Baseball Record

1982-09-13 MLB Phillies Steve Carlton tosses a complete-game shutout and hits a home run for the 4th time in his career, in 2-0 win over St. Louis, at Veteran's Stadium, Philadelphia; he becomes only pitcher to do so in three different decades

Appointment 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

Sports History

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

Sports History

1983-06-07 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton temporarily passes Houston Astro Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out

  • 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
  • 1983-06-27 MLB Seattle Mariners bat out of order against Chicago White Sox in 2nd inning
  • 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
  • 1983-09-23 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game, beating Cardinals 6-2 in St. Louis
  • 1983-09-23 MLB pitcher Gaylord Perry (45) announces his retirement, after 22 seasons; career record 314-265, 3.11 ERA, and 3,534 strikeouts

Sports History

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

  • 1984-05-02 MLB Cleveland Indians' infielder Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 innings)
  • 1984-05-16 MLB Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer off Fernando Valenzuela, in 7-2 win against Dodgers, in Los Angeles
  • 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
  • 1984-09-03 MLB St. Louis Cardinals closer Bruce Sutter breaks his own NL record for saves in a season with his 45th in 7-3 win over NY Mets; record broken in 1991, by Lee Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals
  • 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

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

  • 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
  • 1985-10-29 St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joaquin Andújar is suspended by MLB for 10 games for bumping an umpire

Hall of Fame

1986-01-08 San Francisco Giants Willie McCovey is 16th elected to MLB Hall of Fame in his 1st year of eligibility

Sports History

1986-02-23 Despite losing, Boston Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration in MLB history, $1.35M

Sports History

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

  • 1986-06-18 California Angels'Don Sutton becomes 19th MLB pitcher to win 300 games
  • 1986-06-25 MLB Philadelphia Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release
  • 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

Baseball Record

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

  • 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

Baseball 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

  • 1986-10-24 MLB Los Angeles Dodgers' infielder Bill Russell (38) announces his retirement
  • 1987-02-23 Baseball World Series winning manager (1985) Dick Howser retires from Kansas City Royals role due to brain tumor

Sports History

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)

  • 1987-06-28 Boston outfielder Don Baylor sets MLB career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 when plunked by Rick Rhoden in Red Sox, 6-2 win over NY Yankees
  • 1987-07-02 KC Royals outfielder Jim Eisenreich hits 1st HR since 1982, in MLB comeback process, retired 1984 (Tourette syndrome)

Sports History

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

  • 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

Baseball 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)

Baseball Record

1987-08-17 Bunt single gives Milwaukee Brewers' Paul Molitor longest MLB hit streak of 1980's at 32 games

  • 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
  • 1988-04-04 Largest crowd (55,438) at an MLB Opening Day game at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium; Reds win over St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4 in 12 innings
  • 1988-04-04 MLB New York Mets set Opening Day record with 6 HRs, in a 10-6 win over Expos at Montreal
  • 1988-07-30 MLB Pitcher John Franco saves a record 13th game during the month of July
  • 1988-09-08 NL president A. Bartlett Giamatti is unanimously elected Major League Baseball's 7th Commissioner
  • 1988-09-09 MLB Atlanta Braves Bruce Sutter joins Rollie Fingers & Gooses Gossage with 300 MLB career saves
  • 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 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
  • 1988-10-02 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
  • 1988-11-05 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

Sports History

1989-05-29 Philadelphia Phillies 12-time All Star 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt retires from MLB at 39

  • 1989-06-14 MLB Texas Rangers' Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
  • 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)
  • 1989-07-29 MLB Philadelphia Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
  • 1989-07-31 MLB Minnesota Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to New York Mets
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1989-09-22 MLB St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs

Sports History

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

  • 1989-10-04 MLB San Francisco Giants 1st baseman Will Clark hits first NLCS grand slam since 1977 in 11-3 win v Chicago Cubs; Clark goes 4-for-4 with 2 HRs to tie NLCS RBI record (6) for an entire series in less than 4 innings

Sports History

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

  • 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)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 830

  • 1957-08-31 Tom Candiotti, American MLB pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1957-12-04 Lee Smith, American Baseball HOF pitcher (7 × MLB All-Star; 4 x saves leader; Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, NY Yankees, Baltimore Orioles), born in Jamestown, Louisiana
  • 1957-12-21 Tom Henke, American baseball relief pitcher (World Series 1992; MLB All-Star 1987, 95; NL Rolaids Relief Man Award 1995; Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1958-02-06 Bill Dawley, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1958-02-21 Alan Trammell, American Baseball HOF shortstop (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series MVP 1984; Detroit Tigers) and manager (Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Garden Grove, California

Wade BoggsWade Boggs (64 years old)

1958-06-15 American Baseball HOF 3rd baseman (5 x AL batting champion; 12 x MLB All-Star; Boston Red Sox; New York Yankees; Tampa Bay Devil Rays), born in Omaha, Nebraska

  • 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

Rickey HendersonRickey Henderson (64 years old)

1958-12-25 American Baseball HOF outfielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1989, 93; AL MVP 1990; MLB stolen bases record 1,406; Oakland A's, NY Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1959-02-20 Bill Gullickson, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1979-94 (Montreal Expos, Detroit Tigers, and 2 other teams), born in Marshall, Minnesota
  • 1959-03-15 Harold Baines, American Baseball HOF outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star; Chicago WS, Texas Rangers; Oakland A's, Baltimore Orioles) and coach (World Series 2005 Chicago WS), born in Easton Maryland
  • 1959-04-18 Jim Eisenreich, American MLB outfielder (Tourette syndrome, Florida Marlins WS 1997), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota

Tim RainesTim Raines (63 years old)

1959-09-16 American Baseball HOF left fielder (7 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1996, 98, 2005; NL batting champion 1986; Montreal Expos, NY Yankees, Chicago WS), born in Sanford, Florida

Ryne SandbergRyne Sandberg (63 years old)

1959-09-18 American Baseball HOF infielder (10 × MLB All-Star; NL MVP 1984; 9 × Gold Glove Award; Chicago Cubs) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies 2013-15), born in Spokane, Washington

  • 1959-10-29 Jesse Barfield, American MLB outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 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

Joe CarterJoe Carter (62 years old)

1960-03-07 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

Kirby PuckettKirby Puckett (1960-2006)

1960-03-14 American Baseball HOF centerfielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1987, 91; ALCS MVP 1991; 6 × Gold Glove Award; Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1960-04-28 Tom Browning, American baseball pitcher (perfect game 1988; MLB All Star 1991; World Series 1990 Cincinnati Reds), born in Casper, Wyoming (d. 2022)
  • 1960-05-09 Tony Gwynn, American Baseball HOF outfielder (15 x MLB All Star; 8 x NL batting champion; 5 × Gold Glove Award; SD Padres), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)

Cal Ripken JrCal Ripken Jr (62 years old)

1960-08-24 American Baseball HOF shortstop (19 x MLB All Star; MLB record consecutive game streak 2,632; AL MVP 1983, 91; Baltimore Orioles), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

  • 1960-09-29 Rob Deer, American MLB Outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Orange, California

Fernando ValenzuelaFernando Valenzuela (62 years old)

1960-11-01 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

  • 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

Don MattinglyDon Mattingly (61 years old)

1961-04-20 American baseball 1st baseman (6 x MLB All-Star; AL MVP 1985; 9 x Gold Glove; 3 x Silver Slugger; AL batting champion 1984; NY Yankees) and manager (LA Dodgers, Miami Marlins), born in Evansville, Indiana

  • 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, 1985-97, NL Rookie of the Year, 6X NL stolen base leader, 2X All-Star (St. Louis Cardinals; New York Mets, and 4 other teams), 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
  • 1961-11-12 Greg Gagne, American MLB infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 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)
  • 1962-01-11 Donn Pall, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-98 (Chicago White Sox, Florida Marlins, and 3 other teams), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois
  • 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

Darryl StrawberryDarryl Strawberry (60 years old)

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

  • 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)
  • 1962-03-26 Kevin Seitzer, MLB baseball infielder, 1986-97, 2X All-Star (Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, and 2 other teams), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 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
  • 1962-05-31 Joe Orsulak, American MLB outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • 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

Roger ClemensRoger Clemens (60 years old)

1962-08-04 American Baseball Pitcher (7 x Cy Young Awards; AL MVP 1986 Boston Red Sox; Triple Crown 1997, 98 Toronto Blue Jays; 11 x MLB All Star), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1962-09-03 Dave Clark, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1986-98 (Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, and 5 other teams), manager (Houston Astros, 2009), and coach (Houston, Detroit Tigers), born in Tupelo, Mississippi
  • 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

Bo JacksonBo Jackson (60 years old)

1962-11-30 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 Toronto Blue Jays; 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 NY Yankees), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1963-01-02 Edgar Martínez, American Baseball HOF 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

Paul O'NeillPaul O'Neill (59 years old)

1963-02-25 MLB right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees), born in Columbus, Ohio

  • 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
  • 1963-09-10 Randy Johnson, American Baseball HOF pitcher (10 × MLB All-Star; 5 × Cy Young Award; World Series MVP 2001; Triple Crown 2002; Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1963-09-21 Cecil Fielder, American baseball infielder (3 x MLB All Star, 2 x AL HR leader, Detroit Tigers; World Series 1996 Atlanta Braves), born in Los Angeles, California

Mark McGwireMark McGwire (59 years old)

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

  • 1963-10-31 Fred McGriff, American Baseball HOF infielder (World Series 1995 Atlanta Braves; 5 x MLB All Star), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1964-04-28 Barry Larkin, American Baseball HOF shortstop (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1990; NL MVP 1995; 3 × Gold Glove Award; Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1964-05-11 Bobby Witt, American MLB pitcher, 1986-2001 (Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, and 5 other teams), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1964-05-11 Floyd Youmans, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1985-89 (Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1964-05-11 Jeff Sellers, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1985-88 (Boston Red Sox), born in Compton, California
  • 1964-06-03 Nelson Liriano, Dominican MLB infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

José CansecoJosé Canseco (58 years old)

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

Barry BondsBarry Bonds (58 years old)

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

  • 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
  • 1964-08-26 Chad Kreuter, American MLB catcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Marin County, California
  • 1964-09-01 David West, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-98 (Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2022)
  • 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

Dwight GoodenDwight Gooden (58 years old)

1964-11-16 American Baseball Pitcher (4 x MLB All-Star; NL Cy Young Award, Triple Crown 1985 NY Mets; no-hitter 1996 NY Yankees), born in Tampa, Florida

  • 1964-11-28 John Burkett, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star, NL wins leader 1993 SF Giants; All Star 2001 Atlanta Braves), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania
  • 1964-12-10 Luis Polonia, Dominican MLB outfielder (NY Yanks, Orioles), born in Santiago City, Dominica Republic
  • 1964-12-11 Thomas Howard, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1990-2000 (San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, and 4 other teams), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1964-12-16 Billy Ripken, American baseball 2nd baseman (Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers) and broadcaster (XM Satellite Radio, MLB Network), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • 1964-12-19 Mike Fetters, American MLB pitcher, 1989-2004 (California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, and 6 other teams), and pitching coach (Arizona Diamondback, 2012-present), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 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

Ron GantRon Gant (57 years old)

1965-03-02 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

  • 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
  • 1965-07-03 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
  • 1965-09-22 Mark Guthrie, American MLB pitcher, 1989-2003 (Minnesota Twins, LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and 6 other teams), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 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 Craig Biggio, American Baseball HOF infielder (7 × MLB All-Star; 4 × Gold Glove Award; 5 × Silver Slugger Award; Houston Astros), born in Smithtown, New York

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport