Baseball Players in History

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 502

  • 1848-09-18 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
  • 1857-01-22 National Association of Baseball Players founded in New York
  • 1871-05-04 1st baseball league game (National Association of Baseball Players), (Ft Wayne 2, Cleveland 0) Deacon Jim White gets 1st hit, a double
  • 1877-04-12 Catcher's mask 1st used in a baseball game
  • 1878-02-12 Frederick Thayer patents catcher's mask (pat # 200,358)
  • 1883-09-13 Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia
  • 1884-05-01 Catcher Moses Walker is acknowledged as the first African-American to play major league baseball joining the Toledo Blue Stockings
  • 1884-05-22 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters

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1888-08-10 NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe

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1891-05-01 Legendary pitcher Cy Young wins first game played at Cleveland's League Park; Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1897-05-11 Washington Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers
  • 1897-08-27 Roger Bresnahan debuts as Washington Senator pitcher (later HOF catcher)
  • 1898-04-21 Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
  • 1901-03-11 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • 1901-05-01 Chicago White Sox outfielder Herm McFarland hits the first grand slam in American League history in a 19-9 win at home against Detroit. The Tigers committed 12 errors
  • 1903-06-25 Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 & 5-3
  • 1903-07-02 Pitcher Jack Doscher, debuts for the Chicago Cubs, the first son of a major leaguer to play MLB, father Herm 1882-92
  • 1903-09-24 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
  • 1904-10-10 Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089
  • 1905-01-16 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman completes eighth transaction in 8 months
  • 1906-03-06 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
  • 1906-05-01 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher John Lush no-hits the Brooklyn Superbas, 6-0
  • 1906-05-08 Philadelphia A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
  • 1906-08-03 Washington National's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
  • 1906-08-13 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
  • 1906-09-21 Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put-outs ties record
  • 1907-04-11 NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
  • 1907-06-28 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
  • 1908-09-24 Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1
  • 1908-09-25 Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
  • 1909-07-19 Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball executes an unassisted triple play

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1909-08-04 Ump Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting at A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins, who had questioned a call, this leads to Hurst's banishment

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1910-07-19 Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings

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1910-10-09 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1911-05-22 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
  • 1912-03-15 Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins
  • 1912-04-16 Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)
  • 1912-07-03 NY Giants pitcher Rube Marquard ties Tim Keefe's 1888 record 19 game win-streak (started April 11)
  • 1912-09-15 Red Sox pitcher Joe Wood ties then record of 16 straight wins
  • 1912-09-17 Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn & hits 4 singles

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1914-04-22 Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1914-05-16 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
  • 1914-07-11 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
  • 1914-07-17 Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
  • 1914-08-03 Yankee catcher Nunamaker throws out 3 would be stealers in 1 inning
  • 1914-09-12 Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager
  • 1914-09-27 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit

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1916-07-01 Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner, at 42 and 4 months, connects at Cincinnati to become the oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1917-06-01 Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WWI
  • 1917-06-23 Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
  • 1917-06-27 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service

  • 1918-03-02 NY Yankees purchase 1st baseman George Burns from Detroit Tigers & immediately trades him to Philadelphia A's
  • 1918-04-18 Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play
  • 1918-07-19 Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Secretary of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt
  • 1919-07-13 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield
  • 1919-08-20 Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg)
  • 1919-08-24 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning
  • 1919-09-27 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
  • 1919-10-06 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
  • 1919-12-10 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
  • 1920-01-12 Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to
  • 1920-08-16 Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yankees pitcher Carl Mays; he dies the next day in only major league fatality
  • 1920-10-03 Browns 1st baseman George Sisler gets his record 257th hit of season
  • 1920-12-17 AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it
  • 1921-06-13 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
  • 1921-08-25 Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
  • 1922-08-04 Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team
  • 1922-09-15 Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897
  • 1922-10-30 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
  • 1923-09-14 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
  • 1923-12-23 Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000
  • 1924-09-20 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
  • 1924-10-01 Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell & Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand
  • 1925-05-07 Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
  • 1925-09-23 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
  • 1926-02-06 St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees
  • 1926-05-01 Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige (19) debuts in the Negro Southern League for Chattanooga
  • 1927-03-02 Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
  • 1927-05-31 Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play
  • 1928-09-17 Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
  • 1928-12-11 NL President John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers
  • 1929-08-11 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)
  • 1930-09-12 Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR
  • 1930-09-18 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
  • 1930-09-27 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns
  • 1931-10-29 Lefty Grove, A's pitcher who won 31 games, is named the AL's MVP
  • 1932-06-07 Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) & bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
  • 1932-07-06 Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli
  • 1932-08-13 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
  • 1932-08-14 Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
  • 1932-09-07 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games
  • 1932-12-21 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
  • 1933-07-02 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball to beat St Louis Cardinals 1-0
  • 1934-01-17 NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
  • 1934-04-21 Moe Berg, Senators catcher, plays AL record 117th cons errorless game
  • 1934-06-25 Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times
  • 1934-07-31 St Louis Cards defeat Cincinnati Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean and Tony Freitos go the distant
  • 1934-08-22 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
  • 1936-09-11 A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
  • 1936-09-27 1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 2,259

  • 1842-10-14 Joe Start, American baseball player (d. 1927)
  • 1845-05-25 Lip Pike, American baseball player (d. 1883)
  • 1847-12-02 Deacon White, American baseball player and a star during the first two decades of the sport's professional era, born in Caton, New York (d. 1939)
  • 1848-10-17 William "Candy" Cummings, American baseball player credited with creating the curveball, born in Ware, Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • 1850-05-08 Ross Barnes, American baseball player, born in Mount Morris, New York (d. 1915)
  • 1850-09-02 Albert Spalding, American baseball player, founder of Spalding sports company, born in Byron, Illinois (d. 1915)
  • 1852-04-17 Cap Anson, American baseball player, born in Marshalltown, Iowa (d. 1922)
  • 1853-05-08 Dan Brouthers, baseball player (d. 1932)
  • 1853-12-09 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1855-12-25 James Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884
  • 1856-11-03 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, born in Glasgow (d. 1918)

Person of interestTim Keefe

1857-01-01 Tim Keefe, American Major League Baseball pitcher, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1933)

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1857-05-03 George Gore, American baseball player, born in Saccarappa, Maine (d. 1933)
  • 1857-07-01 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1931)
  • 1857-08-22 Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager, born in Montville, Connecticut (d. 1937)
  • 1857-10-07 Moses Walker, American baseball catcher (first African-American to play MLB), born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • 1857-10-24 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)
  • 1857-12-31 King Kelly, American baseball player (d. 1894)
  • 1859-01-30 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1944)
  • 1859-07-08 Hank O'Day, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher/umpire/manager (umpire 10 World Series), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1935)
  • 1859-10-17 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1860-01-12 Henry Larkin, American baseball player (d. 1942)
  • 1860-03-03 John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (d. 1925)
  • 1860-12-15 Abner Powell, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1861-06-17 Pete Browning, American baseball player (d. 1905)
  • 1861-07-01 John Clarkson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1889), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1909)
  • 1862-05-23 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99
  • 1864-01-05 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (d. 1911)
  • 1865-03-16 Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1866-02-16 William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player
  • 1866-03-22 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (d. 1913)

Person of interestCy Young

1867-03-29 Cy Young, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (most wins in MLB history 511), born in Gilmore, Ohio (d. 1955)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1867-08-04 Jake Beckley, American baseball player, born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1918)
  • 1867-08-14 Cupid Childs, American baseball player, born in Calvert County, Maryland (d. 1912)
  • 1867-10-30 Ed Delahanty, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1899, 1902), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1903)
  • 1868-12-04 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1869-01-04 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player (d. 1960)
  • 1869-06-02 Jack O'Connor, baseball player (d. 1937)
  • 1869-09-14 Kid Nichols, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1869-11-20 Clark Griffith, Mo, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees)
  • 1870-03-11 Herm McFarland, American MLB outfielder (first grand slam in AL history), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1935)
  • 1871-03-19 Joseph McGinnity, Rock Island Ill, baseball pitcher (NY Giants)
  • 1871-10-30 Buck Freeman, American baseball player (d. 1949)
  • 1871-12-09 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (d. 1943)
  • 1872-02-03 Lou Criger, American baseball player (d. 1934)
  • 1872-03-03 Willie Keeler, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (highest career AB-per-strikeout ratio in MLB history), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1923)
  • 1873-01-10 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player (d. 1935)
  • 1873-04-07 John McGraw, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder/manager (manager NY Giants World Series champions 1905, 21-22), born in Truxton, New York (d. 1934)

Person of interestHonus Wagner

1874-02-24 Honus Wagner, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8-time NL batting champion), born in Chartiers Borough, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1874-06-05 Jack Chesbro, baseball pitcher (NY Highlanders - won 41 in 1904), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1931)
  • 1874-09-05 Nap Lajoie, American baseball player, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1959)
  • 1874-10-12 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • 1875-12-04 Joe Corbett, American baseball player (d. 1945)
  • 1876-01-11 Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1876-02-13 Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1876-10-13 Rube Waddell, American baseball player (d. 1914)
  • 1876-10-19 Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, hall of fame pitcher
  • 1877-09-07 Mike O'Neill, Irish baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1877-09-09 Frank Chance, baseball player/manager, Tinkers to Evers to Chance
  • 1877-10-28 Joe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1952)
  • 1878-05-30 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1879-03-27 Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • 1879-06-11 Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1879-09-17 Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (d. 1930)
  • 1880-02-16 Frank Burke, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1880-04-18 Sam Crawford, baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1880-07-04 George Mullin, pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912)
  • 1880-07-27 Jack Doscher, American baseball pitcher (1st son of a major leaguer to play MLB), born in Troy, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1880-08-12 Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908)
  • 1880-11-20 George McBride, American MLB shortstop/manager (AL fielding leader 1912-15), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1973)
  • 1880-12-31 Fred Beebe, American baseball player (d. 1957)
  • 1881-05-11 Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1881-05-14 Ed Walsh, American baseball pitcher, lowest lifetime ERA (1.82)
  • 1881-07-18 Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
  • 1882-05-18 Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1882-08-02 Red Ames, baseball player (d. 1936)
  • 1882-09-28 Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
  • 1882-10-15 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (d. 1941)
  • 1882-11-20 Andy Coakley, baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University (d. 1963)
  • 1883-02-13 Harold "Hal" Chase, baseball player/manager
  • 1883-05-05 Charles "Chief "Bender, American MLB pitcher and only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame (Philadelphia Athletics), born in Crow Wing County, Minnesota (d. 1954)
  • 1884-03-04 Red Murray, American professional baseball player (d. 1958)
  • 1884-12-31 Bobby Byrne, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1885-01-15 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1885-02-17 Steve Evans, American baseball player (d. 1943)
  • 1885-04-13 Vean Gregg, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1885-09-28 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
  • 1885-10-08 John Lush, American MLB pitcher (2 no-hitters), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (d. 1946)
  • 1886-03-13 Home Run Baker [John Franklin Baker], American baseball player, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series), born in Trappe, Maryland (d. 1963)
  • 1886-04-07 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1886-10-09 Rube Marquard, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1980)

Person of interestTy Cobb

1886-12-18 Ty Cobb, American baseball great (Detroit Tigers) who set 90 MLB records during his career, born in Narrows, Georgia (d. 1961)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1887-02-09 Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
  • 1887-02-26 Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)
  • 1887-07-16 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American professional baseball player (Black Sox Scandal), born in Pickens County, South Carolina (d. 1951)
  • 1887-08-24 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, born in Bell Station, California (d. 1974)

Person of interestWalter Johnson

1887-11-06 Walter Johnson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (3-time Triple Crown: Washington Senators), born in Humboldt, Kansas (d. 1946)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1888-03-04 Jeff Pfeffer, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 1972)
  • 1888-04-04 Tris Speaker, American baseball player, hit more doubles than Pete Rose, born in Hubbard, Texas (d. 1958)
  • 1888-04-18 Duffy Lewis, American baseball player (d. 1979)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1914-06-24 MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

1916-12-30 MLB player Honus Wagner (42) weds Bessie Baine Smith (26) at St John's Church in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

HeartWedding of Interest

1933-09-29 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

HeartWedding of Interest

1934-09-27 Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (28) weds businesswoman Grace Dozier

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

HeartWedding of Interest

1939-01-03 MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-05-25 MLB outfielder Stan Musial (19) weds his high school sweetheart Lillian Labash in Daytona Beach

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

HeartWedding of Interest

1944-05-04 Baseball player Ted Williams marries Doris Soule (divorced 1954)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

HeartWedding of Interest

1946-02-10 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

HeartWedding of Interest

1946-02-18 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1948-02-16 Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (41) weds actress Laraine Day (27) in Santa Monica, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1948-09-24 American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

HeartWedding of Interest

1948-12-26 MLB player Gil Hodges (24) weds Joan Lombardi

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges

HeartWedding of Interest

1953-04-06 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (22) weds Mollye Louise

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

HeartWedding of Interest

1953-10-03 MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

HeartWedding of Interest

1953-10-06 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-02-14 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-10-13 MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

HeartWedding of Interest

1964-01-25 MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt

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

HeartWedding of Interest

1964-11-14 MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

HeartWedding of Interest

1967-06-25 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan (20) weds his high school sweetheart Ruth Holdorff (18)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-07-08 MLB baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

HeartWedding of Interest

1974-02-16 MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

HeartWedding of Interest

1975-02-21 Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench (27) weds Vickie Chesser in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

HeartWedding of Interest

1979-10-16 MLB outfielder Tim Raines (20) weds his high school sweetheart Virginia Hilton

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

HeartWedding of Interest

1984-11-24 MLB pitcher Roger Clemens (22) weds Debra Lynn Godfrey

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

HeartWedding of Interest

1984-12-29 MLB player Paul O'Neill (21) weds his childhood sweetheart Nevalee Davis in Columbus, Ohio

MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill

HeartWedding of Interest

1984-12-29 MLB player Mark McGwire (21) weds Kathlene Hughes

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

HeartWedding of Interest

1985-01-05 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (22) weds Lisa Andrews

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

HeartWedding of Interest

1986-11-01 MLB player Kirby Puckett (24) weds Tonya Hudson (20)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

HeartWedding of Interest

1987-11-13 MLB baseball player Cal Ripken Jr (27) weds Kelly Geer at Towson United Methodist Church in Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-01-07 MLB player Greg Maddux (22) weds Kathy Ronnow

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-02-11 MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1989-02-18 Baseball player Steve Garvey weds Candace Thomas while being accused of fathering children by two other women

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-05-16 MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-01-13 MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-12-31 MLB Outfielder David Justice (26) weds actress Halle Berry (26) in Atlanta, Georgia

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry

HeartWedding of Interest

1998-01-10 Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2000-01-01 Dominican-American baseball player Albert Pujols (19) weds Deidre "Dee Dee" Corona (22)
  • 2001-02-08 MLB outfielder David Justice (34) weds model Rebecca Villalobos

HeartWedding of Interest

2002-04-20 MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 2002-04-20 MLB player Mark McGwire (38) weds Stephanie Slemer (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2005-01-29 "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-02-14 Retired baseball player Keith Hernandez (51) weds Kai Thompson in Miami Beach, Florida

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-09-08 Grammy nominated singer Jenni Rivera (41) weds MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza (38) at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California

Singer Jenni Rivera
Singer
Jenni Rivera
  • 2010-11-13 Major League Baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick (26) married three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (30) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California
  • 2012-12-01 Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (33) weds Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell in Maui, Hawaii
  • 2012-12-01 Minnesota Twins baseball catcher Joe Mauer (29) weds Maddie Bisanz at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 2013-10-24 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
  • 2014-06-12 The Band Perry singer Kimberly Perry weds Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (28) in Greeneville, Tennessee
  • 2016-01-16 Actress and singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler (35) weds baseball player Cutter Dykstra (53) in Palm Springs, California

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1959-07-02 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (28) divorces Mollye Louise after 6 years of marriage

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1993-10-15 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) divorces Lisa Andrews after more than 8 years of marriage

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1995-11-17 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (47) divorces Laura Cwikowski after nearly 8 years of marriage

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1997-06-24 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry (30) divorces MLB outfielder David Justice (31) after more than 4 years of marriage

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry
MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
  • 2008-07-07 Cynthia Rodriguez (35) divorces New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (32) due to long period of infidelity and emotional abandonment after 6 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2009-06-09 Elizabeth Watson (39) divorces MLB home run record holder Barry Bonds (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Deaths in Sport

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  • 1862-10-18 James Creighton, amateur American baseball player, dies of ruptured bladder from hitting home run on Oct 14th
  • 1893-10-10 Lip Pike, American baseball player (b. 1845)
  • 1894-03-03 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (b. 1857)
  • 1897-02-05 Hoss Radbourn, pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42
  • 1903-07-02 Ed Delahanty, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1899, 1902), dies at Niagara Falls at 35
  • 1905-09-10 Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
  • 1906-10-20 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67
  • 1909-02-04 John Clarkson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1889), dies of mental illness & pneumonia at 47
  • 1911-04-14 Addie Joss, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1911-08-05 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (b. 1864)
  • 1913-01-07 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • 1915-02-05 Ross Barnes, American baseball player, dies at 64
  • 1915-09-09 Albert Spalding, American baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer (b. 1850)
  • 1918-03-10 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, dies at 61
  • 1918-06-25 Jake Beckley, American baseball player, dies at 50
  • 1920-08-17 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 29 after being hit in the head by a pitch from NY Yankees Carl Mays
  • 1921-03-24 Larry McLean, Canadian baseball player (b. 1881)
  • 1922-11-07 Sam Thompson, baseball player (b. 1860)
  • 1923-01-01 Willie Keeler, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (highest career AB-per-strikeout ratio in MLB history), dies of tuberculosis at 50
  • 1924-05-11 Moses Walker, American baseball catcher (first African-American to play MLB), dies at 66
  • 1924-05-16 William "Candy" Cummings, American baseball player credited with creating the curveball, dies at 75
  • 1925-03-04 John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • 1925-10-07 Christy Mathewson, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1926-02-24 Eddie Plank, pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies at 51
  • 1927-03-27 Joe Start, American baseball player (b. 1842)
  • 1927-10-22 Ross Youngs, American baseball player, dies of Bright's disease at 30
  • 1928-02-01 Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
  • 1929-09-25 Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (NY Yankees), dies from blood poisoning at 49
  • 1929-11-14 Joseph McGinnity, baseball pitcher (NY Giants), dies at 58
  • 1932-02-29 "Big Ed" Morris, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies
  • 1932-07-21 Bill Gleason, late 19th century baseball player

Person of interestTim Keefe

1933-04-23 Tim Keefe, US Major League Baseball pitcher, dies at 76

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1933-09-16 George Gore, American baseball player, dies at 79
  • 1933-09-24 Mike Donlin, baseball player (b. 1878)
  • 1934-05-14 Lou Criger, American baseball player (b. 1872)
  • 1935-06-29 Jack O'Neill, American baseball player (b. 1873)
  • 1935-07-02 Hank O'Day, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, umpire, manager (umpire 10 World Series), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 75
  • 1935-09-21 Herm McFarland, American MLB outfielder (first grand slam in AL history), dies at 65
  • 1936-10-08 Red Ames, American baseball player (b. 1882)
  • 1937-11-14 Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • 1938-03-04 Jack Taylor, American baseball player (b. 1874)
  • 1939-01-19 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1939-06-17 Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, dies at 46
  • 1939-07-07 Deacon White, American baseball player and a star during the first two decades of the sport's professional era, dies at 91
  • 1940-08-03 Willard Hershberger, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), commits suicide
  • 1940-12-16 Billy Hamilton, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • 1941-01-06 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (b. 1882)

Person of interestLou Gehrig

1941-06-02 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), dies of motor neurone disease at 37

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1941-10-29 Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1942-01-31 Henry Larkin, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • 1942-03-26 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player, dies at 67
  • 1943-08-14 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • 1943-12-28 Steve Evans, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • 1944-04-25 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, dies at 85
  • 1944-12-04 Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player, dies at 65
  • 1945-05-02 Joe Corbett, baseball player (b. 1875)
  • 1946-03-28 Chick Fullis, baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 1946-08-06 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1946-09-17 Frank Burke, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1946-11-18 Johnny Lush, American MLB pitcher (2 no-hitters), dies at 61

Person of interestWalter Johnson

1946-12-10 Walter Johnson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (3-time Triple Crown: Washington Senators), dies of a brain tumour at 59

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1947-05-05 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 1947-05-27 Ed Konetchy, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • 1948-01-30 Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies
  • 1948-02-14 Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1948-11-23 Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), dies of internal haemorrhaging at 48
  • 1949-06-25 Buck Freeman, baseball player (b. 1871)
  • 1950-11-04 Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)
  • 1951-07-09 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
  • 1951-12-05 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American professional baseball player (Black Sox Scandal), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1952-10-08 Joe Adams, American baseball player (b. 1877)
  • 1953-01-24 Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman/manager (Negro Leagues), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • 1953-04-11 Kid Nichols, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • 1953-05-27 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (b. 1868)
  • 1953-08-22 Jim Tabor, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • 1953-12-25 Patsy Donovan, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1865)
  • 1954-01-05 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (b. 1891)
  • 1954-05-22 Charles "Chief "Bender, American MLB pitcher and only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame (Philadelphia Athletics), dies at 70
  • 1954-11-26 Bill Doak, former Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1891)
  • 1955-10-27 Clark Griffith, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85

Person of interestCy Young

1955-11-04 Cy Young, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (most wins in MLB history 511), dies of a heart attack at 88

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Person of interestHonus Wagner

1955-12-06 Honus Wagner, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8-time NL batting champion), dies at 81

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1956-05-26 Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54
  • 1956-07-10 Joe Giard, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1957-07-03 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, dies at 66
  • 1957-10-30 Fred Beebe, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1958-03-28 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933 Philadelphia Phillies), dies of a stroke at 53
  • 1958-08-10 Frank Demaree, baseball player (b. 1910)
  • 1958-11-17 Mort Cooper, baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1958-12-08 Tris Speaker, American baseball player, hit more double than Pete Rose, dies at 70
  • 1959-02-07 Napoleon Lajorie, baseball player, dies at 83
  • 1959-05-26 Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
  • 1959-08-12 Mike O'Neill, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1877)
  • 1959-12-11 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, dies at 59
  • 1961-01-08 Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 50
  • 1961-12-15 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99
  • 1962-03-04 George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)
  • 1962-06-28 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59
  • 1963-01-05 Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66
  • 1963-03-01 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (b. 1893)