Baseball Players in History

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  • 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
  • 1874-03-02 National Association of Professional Baseball Players officially adopts the batter's box; decide any player betting on his own team will be expelled; any player betting on any other team to forfeit his pay
  • 1877-04-12 Catcher's mask 1st used in a baseball game
  • 1878-02-12 Harvard player Frederick Thayer patents baseball catcher's mask (pat # 200,358)
  • 1879-06-21 Infielder William White plays one game for the Providence Grays with conjecture was the first African-American to play MLB even though he appeared Caucasian
  • 1880-06-12 Worcester Ruby Legs pitcher Lee Richmond throws first perfect game in MLB history in 1-0 win over Cleveland Blues at the Agricultural County Fair Grounds, Worcester
  • 1880-06-17 Providence Grays MLB pitcher John M. Ward throws a perfect game beating the Buffalo Bisons, 5-0; second perfect game in National League in 6 days; next one takes 84 years
  • 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
  • 1884-08-28 MLB pitcher Mickey Welsh makes record for most consecutive batters struck out to begin a game, striking out the 1st 9 men he faces

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

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1890-08-06 Future Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young throws 3-hit ball in his MLB debut for the Cleveland Spiders in 8-1 win vs Chicago Colts

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

  • 1894-05-30 Boston Beaneaters baseball second baseman Bobby Lowe first to hit 4 home runs in one game in win against Cincinnati Reds
  • 1897-05-11 Washington Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers
  • 1898-04-21 Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
  • 1899-06-04 MLB Boston Beaneaters pitcher John Clarkson 1st to throw an "immaculate inning" (strikes out three batters on nine pitches) against Philadelphia Quakers
  • 1900-07-07 Boston Beaneaters pitcher Kid Nichols notches his 300th career MLB victory with an 11-4 win over Chicago Orphans
  • 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 first grand slam in American League history in 19-9 win at home against Detroit; Tigers commit 12 errors
  • 1901-08-21 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Joe McGinnity is suspended from NL for punching & spitting on umpire Tom Connolly in previous day's 5-2 loss to Detroit Tigers; lifetime suspension reduced to 12 days
  • 1902-09-20 Chicago White Sox pitcher Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • 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
  • 1903-08-07 Tommy Corcoran sets MLB record for shortstops when he records 14 assists in Cincinnati's 4 - 2 win v St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1903-08-31 New York Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month, beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1 and 9-2 at the Polo Grounds
  • 1903-09-24 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
  • 1903-10-01 First Baseball World Series game ever played; Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Americans 7-3 at Huntington Avenue; Jimmy Sebring hits first home run; Deacon Phillippe is winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser
  • 1903-10-13 Boston Americans win the inaugural Baseball World Series; beat Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 in Game 8 at Huntington Avenue for a 5-3 series victory; winning pitcher Bill Dinneen
  • 1904-10-03 NY Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson strikes out 16 Cardinals in a 3-1 Giants victory; new MLB record; finishes the game in 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • 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
  • 1905-07-04 Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Rube Waddell (A's) and Cy Young (Boston) matchup in 20-inning classic; Philadelphia win, 4-2

  • 1905-08-15 Philadelphia A's future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell no-hits St Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings
  • 1905-09-06 Chicago White Sox pitcher Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
  • 1906-03-06 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
  • 1906-05-01 Philadelphia Athletics pitcher John Lush no-hits the Brooklyn Superbas, 6-0
  • 1906-05-08 Philadelphia A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
  • 1906-08-01 Brooklyn Superbas MLB pitcher Harry McIntire no-hits Pittsburgh for 10 2/3 innings but loses in 13th, 1-0 on an unearned run
  • 1906-08-03 Washington Nationals' Tom Hughes becomes first MLB pitcher to win a 1-0 extra innings game off his own home run in 10th v St. Louis Browns
  • 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 New York Highlanders 1st baseman Hal Chase has 22 put-outs to tie MLB record in a 6-3 win over Chicago White Sox at South Side Park
  • 1907-04-11 New York Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame backstop Roger Bresnahan becomes first catcher to wear shin guards
  • 1907-05-26 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game

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1907-06-28 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey

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1907-08-02 Legendary pitcher Walter Johnson at 19 begins his 21 year Baseball Hall of Fame playing career with Washington with 3-2 loss v Detroit

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1907-08-07 MLB Washington Senators legendary pitcher Walter Johnson wins first of his 416 career wins, 7-2 v Cleveland

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1908-02-07 Philadelphia A's manager/owner Connie Mack sells future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1908-06-30 At 41 years, 3 months future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young becomes oldest player to record a third career no-hitter as Boston Red Sox beat NY Highlanders, 8-0
  • 1908-07-04 New York Giants pitcher George "Hooks" Wiltse no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0 in 10 inn
  • 1908-07-29 St Louis Browns' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell strikes out 16 Philadelphia A's in 5-4 win against his previous team at Sportsman's Park II, St. Louis
  • 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
  • 1908-10-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Chesbro records final victory for the NY Highlanders before waived and claimed by Red Sox; beats Walter Johnson and Washington Senators, 2-1
  • 1908-10-02 Cleveland Naps and future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Addie Joss hurls a classic perfect game, beating Ed Walsh and the Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • 1908-10-05 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh beats Detroit Tigers, 6-1, his 40th victory of the MLB season; forces AL pennant race to the final day

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1909-07-15 Detroit's future Baseball Hall of Fame center-fielder Ty Cobb smashes 2 inside-the-park homers to lead the Tigers to a sweep of the Washington Senators, 9-5 and 7-0

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1909-07-19 Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball completes the first modern MLB unassisted triple play in the Indians' 6-1 win over the Boston Red Sox

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1909-08-03 MLB umpire Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting in the face of A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins who had questioned a call; 2 weeks later Hurst banned for life

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1910-07-19 Cleveland Indians future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young registers his 500th career victory, 5-4 over the Washington Senators in 11 innings
  • 1910-08-13 Brooklyn Superbas and Pittsburgh Pirates play "the game of perfect symmetry" in baseball to 8-8 tie, both have 8 runs, 13 hits, 2 errors, 12 assists, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit baseman, and 1 passed ball
  • 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
  • 1911-05-22 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
  • 1911-07-04 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh halts Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4
  • 1911-08-27 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
  • 1911-09-12 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers dual for final time; Boston Rustlers' Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of the Giants; NY wins, 11-2
  • 1911-09-22 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0 at Forbes Field for his final career victory, number 511
  • 1911-10-06 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young's MLB farewell appearance is a letdown; loses 13-3 to Brooklyn Dodgers in his 906th game
  • 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 MLB record 19 game win-streak with 2-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; has 21 with 2 end-of-season in 1911
  • 1912-08-20 Washington Senators future Baseball HOF pitcher Walter Johnson wins AL-record 15th straight, beating Cleveland Naps, 4-2; in nightcap Carl Cushion no-hits Naps, 2-0 in 6 innings
  • 1912-09-11 Philadelphia second baseman Eddie Collins steals MLB record 6 bases in the Athletics' 9-7 win over Detroit Tigers at Navin Field
  • 1912-09-15 Red Sox pitcher Joe Wood ties then record of 16 straight wins

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1912-09-17 Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn & hits 4 singles

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • 1912-09-22 Philadelphia second baseman Eddie Collins becomes only player in MLB history to steal 6 bases in one game for a second time as A's beat St. Louis Browns, 8-2
  • 1913-07-25 Pittsburgh Pirates future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Max Carey scores 5 runs without a hit, reaching first base on an error and 4 walks, as the Bucs beat Philadelphia Phillies, 12-2
  • 1913-11-02 St. Louis Browns player-manager George Stovall, fired the previous summer, is the first MLB player to jump to the Federal League, signing to manage the Kansas City Packers

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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 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth makes his MLB debut as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox; earns 4-3 win against the Cleveland Naps at Fenway Park
  • 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 NY Yankees catcher Les Nunamaker throws out 3 Tigers' runners to 2nd base during the 1st innings, only time in 20th Century
  • 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; Pirates beat Reds, 2-1

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1916-09-04 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown face each other for a final time; after 25 contests Mathewson takes a 13-12 advantage with Reds 10-8 winners over Cubs
  • 1917-04-14 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Cicotte no-hits St Louis Browns, 11-0
  • 1917-06-01 Boston Braves first baseman Hank Gowdy is first active MLB player to enlist for service in World War I; only player to fight in both World War I & II
  • 1917-06-23 Ernie Shore enters game after Boston Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth is ejected for throwing punch at umpire; retires all 26 batters he faces to win 4-0 vs Washington Senators; ruled combined no-hitter
  • 1917-07-01 Reds' Fred Toney pitches 2 complete games in doubleheader victories over Pirates, allows 3 hits each game, fewest allowed by any pitcher winning 2 MLB games in one day
  • 1917-08-22 Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game; left fielder Carson Bigbee sets MLB record of 11 at-bats in 22 inning, 6-5 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
  • 1918-01-02 After repeated clashes over pay with the Brooklyn Robins owner Charlie Ebbets, star right fielder and future Baseball Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel is traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates

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1918-04-18 Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
  • 1918-07-19 Washington Senators catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for draft deferment; Secretary of War, Newton D Baker rules baseball players not draft exempt but later moves date to 1 September; both leagues end regular season 2 September
  • 1919-02-01 Brooklyn Robins trade former NL MVP Jake Daubert to Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Tommy Griffith; result of a salary grievance
  • 1919-07-13 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 2,456

  • 1835-09-25 Harry Wright, English Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder and manager (established baseball's first fully professional team, Cincinnati Red Stockings 1869), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1895)
  • 1836-02-29 Dickey Pearce, American baseball shortstop (pioneer shortstop position; introduced bunt) and manager (NY Mutuals, St. Louis Brown Stockings), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 1908)
  • 1842-10-14 Joe Start, American baseball player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1927)
  • 1845-05-25 Lip Pike, American baseball player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1847-12-02 Deacon White, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL batting champion, RBI leader 1877); Boston Red Stockings), born in Caton, New York (d. 1939)
  • 1848-10-17 William "Candy" Cummings, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (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 A. G. Spalding, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, manager and executive (NL wins leader 1871–76; co-founder of Spalding sporting goods company), born in Byron, Illinois (d. 1915)
  • 1852-04-17 Cap Anson, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (NL batting champion 1881, 88; 8 × NL RBI leader; Chicago White Stockings / Colts), born in Marshalltown, Iowa (d. 1922)
  • 1852-07-13 George Bradley, American baseball pitcher (first no-hitter in MLB history 1876; NL ERA leader 1876), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1931)
  • 1853-05-08 Dan Brouthers, American MLB baseball player known as the first great slugger in baseball history, born in Sylvan Lake, New York (d. 1932)
  • 1853-12-09 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, American pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1897)
  • 1855-02-19 John Morrill, American baseball first baseman and manager (National League pennant: 1877, 78, 83; Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • 1855-03-01 Paul Hines, American MLB outfielder (Triple Crown 1878, Providence Grays), born in Virginia (d. 1935)
  • 1855-12-25 James Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884
  • 1856-04-02 Tommy Bond, Irish baseball pitcher and right fielder (Triple Crown 1877; Boston Red Caps; first man born in Ireland to play MLB), born in Granard, Ireland (d. 1941)
  • 1856-11-03 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball pitcher and manager (first Scot in MLB; NL wins leader 1880, 82; NL ERA leader 1883), born in Thornliebank, Renfrewshire (d. 1918)
  • 1856-12-25 James "Pud" Galvin, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (no-hitters 1880, 84; Buffalo Bisons), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1902)

Person of interestTim Keefe

1857-01-01 Tim Keefe, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1888; MLB record 0.86 ERA, single season 1880; NY Giants), 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)
  • 1857-05-05 Lee Richmond, American baseball pitcher (first ever MLB perfect game 1880), born in Sheffield, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • 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 open about his heritage to play MLB; Toledo Blue Stockings), born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • 1857-10-24 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (Chicago White Stockings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1894)
  • 1857-12-31 King Kelly, American baseball player, born in Troy, New York (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)
  • 1859-08-19 Charles Comiskey, American baseball player, team owner and manager (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1931)
  • 1859-10-17 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1859-11-01 Bid McPhee, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (Cincinnati Reds; last 2nd baseman to play without a glove), born in Massena, NY (d. 1943)
  • 1860-01-12 Henry Larkin, American baseball player (d. 1942)
  • 1860-03-03 John M. Ward, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (perfect game 1880; Providence Grays, New York Gothams / Giants), born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 1925)
  • 1860-12-15 Abner Powell, American baseball player, born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania (d. 1953)
  • 1861-06-17 Pete Browning, American baseball player, born in Louisville, Kentucky (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

Person of interestConnie Mack

1862-12-22 Connie Mack, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, manager and owner (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 29, 30; most managerial wins, losses & games managed in MLB history; Philadelphia A's), born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts (d. 1956)

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1864-01-05 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1911)
  • 1865-03-16 Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1865-07-10 Bobby Lowe, American baseball second baseman (first player to hit 4 HRs in one MLB game, 1894), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1866-02-16 William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player
  • 1866-03-22 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (d. 1913)
  • 1866-06-21 Matt Kilroy, American baseball pitcher (MLB single-season record 513 strikeouts 1886; MLB no-hitter 1886; Baltimore Orioles), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)
  • 1866-11-03 Harry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB record 9 RBI 1893; record lasts 70+ years), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1910)

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 Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1895-96, 1901; 240 hits in 1896 MLB record for 15 years), born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1953)
  • 1869-01-04 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball shortstop (MLB shortstop game assist record 14), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1960)
  • 1869-04-02 Hughie Jennings, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (Baltimore Orioles) and manager (Detroit Tigers 1907-20), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania (d. 1928)
  • 1869-06-02 Jack O'Connor, baseball player (d. 1937)
  • 1869-09-14 Kid Nichols, American baseball player, born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1953)
  • 1869-11-20 Clark Griffith, American MLB baseball player and manager (NY Yankees), born in Clear Creek, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • 1870-03-11 Herm McFarland, American MLB outfielder (first grand slam in AL history), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1935)
  • 1871-03-20 Joe McGinnity, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905; 5 × NL wins leader; NL ERA leader 1904; Baltimore Orioles, NY Giants), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • 1871-10-30 Buck Freeman, American baseball outfielder (World Series 1903; HR leader 1899, 1903; AL RBI leader 1902, 03; Boston Americans), born in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • 1871-12-09 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (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)
  • 1872-10-03 Fred Clarke, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and manager (Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates; .312 BA), born in Winterset, Iowa (d. 1960)
  • 1873-01-10 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player, born in Tawnaleen, Ireland (d. 1935)
  • 1873-11-04 Bobby Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, pitcher, manager, umpire and scout (St. Louis Browns), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)

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
  • 1874-03-18 Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan, American baseball pitcher, outfielder and manager (Chicago WS; first AL no-hitter 1902), born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (d. 1934)
  • 1874-06-05 Jack Chesbro, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Highlanders - won 41 games 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 MLB third baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates), coach (World Series 1932, NY Yankees) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • 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 Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown, AL wins leader 1905; ERA leader 1900, 05; strikeout leader 1902–07; Philadelphia A's), born in Bradford, Pennsylvania (d. 1914)
  • 1876-10-19 Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, hall of fame pitcher
  • 1877-08-31 Lizzie Arlington, American baseball pitcher (first woman to play professional men's baseball 1898 Reading Coal Heavers), born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania (d. 1919)
  • 1877-09-07 Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player, born in Maum, County Galway, Ireland (d. 1959)
  • 1877-09-09 Frank Chance, American baseball player, manager and "Tinkers to Evers to Chance", born in Salida, California (d. 1924
  • 1877-10-28 Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Cowden, Illinois (d. 1952)
  • 1878-03-27 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • 1878-05-30 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1933)
  • 1879-06-11 Roger Bresnahan, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, outfielder and manager (St. Louis Cardinals; first shin guards and batting helmet), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1879-09-17 Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (Negro leagues), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1930)
  • 1880-04-18 Sam Crawford, American MLB baseball player, born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1968)
  • 1880-07-04 George Mullin, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers; no-hitter 1912), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1880-07-27 Joe Tinker, American professional baseball player and manager, born in Muscotah, Kansas (d. 1948)
  • 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, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905, 21; Triple Crown 1905, 08; NL wins leader 1905, 07, 08, 10; 2 x no-hitters; NY Giants), born in Factoryville, Pennsylvania (d. 1925)
  • 1880-11-20 George McBride, American MLB shortstop and manager (AL fielding leader 1912-15), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1973)
  • 1880-12-31 Fred Beebe, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1957)
  • 1881-05-11 Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1881-05-14 Ed Walsh, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, manager (Chicago WS; MLB ERA record 1.82), born in Plains Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)

Person of interestBranch Rickey

1881-12-20 Branch Rickey, American baseball player (St. Louis Browns), manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers) and sports executive, born in Stockdale, Ohio (d. 1965)

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey
  • 1882-05-18 Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1882-09-17 Frank Schulte, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1911; Chicago Cubs), born in Cochecton, New York (d. 1949)
  • 1882-10-15 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • 1882-11-20 Andy Coakley, American baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1963)
  • 1883-02-13 Harold "Hal" Chase, baseball player and manager
  • 1883-05-05 Charles "Chief" Bender, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (only indigenous American in BHOF; World Series 1910, 11, 13; no-hitter 1910; 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, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1964)
  • 1885-01-15 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player, born in Sandborn, Illinois (d. 1968)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges

LoveWedding of Interest

1950-04-14 American minor league pitcher and future Dodgers' manager Tommy Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller in South Carolina

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda

LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

1953-10-06 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas (divorced 1971)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

1966-07-09 Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre

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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

1968-07-08 Major League Baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

LoveWedding of Interest

1971-10-27 Baseball player Steve Garvey (22) weds Cyndy Truman

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey

LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou

LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

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, dies at 48
  • 1894-03-03 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (Chicago White Stockings), dies at 36
  • 1895-10-03 Harry Wright, English Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder and manager (established baseball's first fully professional team, Cincinnati Red Stockings 1869), dies of a lung ailment at 60
  • 1897-02-05 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, American pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42
  • 1902-03-07 James "Pud" Galvin, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (no-hitters 1880, 84; Buffalo Bisons), dies at 45
  • 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, dies at 44
  • 1906-10-20 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67
  • 1908-09-18 Dickey Pearce, American baseball shortstop (pioneer shortstop position; introduced bunt) and manager (NY Mutuals, St. Louis Brown Stockings), dies at 72
  • 1909-02-04 John Clarkson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1889), dies of mental illness & pneumonia at 47
  • 1910-01-12 Harry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB record 9 RBI 1893; record lasts 70+ years), dies at 43
  • 1911-04-14 Addie Joss, American baseball player (Cleveland Naps), dies of TB at 31
  • 1911-08-05 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (b. 1864)
  • 1913-01-07 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • 1914-04-01 Rube Waddell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown, AL wins leader 1905; ERA leader 1900, 05; strikeout leader 1902–07; Philadelphia A's), dies from tuberculosis at 37
  • 1915-02-05 Ross Barnes, American baseball player, dies at 64
  • 1915-09-09 A. G. Spalding, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, manager and executive (NL wins leader 1871–76; co-founder of Spalding sporting goods company), dies at 66
  • 1918-03-10 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball pitcher and manager (first Scot in MLB; NL wins leader 1880, 82; NL ERA leader 1883), 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
  • 1922-04-14 Cap Anson, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (NL batting champion 1881, 88; 8 × NL RBI leader; Chicago White Stockings / Colts), dies from a glandular ailment at 69
  • 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
  • 1924-03-07 Pat Moran, American baseball player and manager (Cincinnati Reds), dies of Bright's Disease at 48
  • 1924-05-11 Moses Walker, American baseball catcher (first African-American open about his heritage to play MLB; Toledo Blue Stockings), dies at 66
  • 1924-05-16 William "Candy" Cummings, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (credited with creating the curveball), dies at 75
  • 1924-09-15 Frank Chance, American baseball player, manager and "Tinkers to Evers to Chance", dies at 47
  • 1925-03-04 John M. Ward, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (perfect game 1880; Providence Grays, New York Gothams / Giants), dies at 65
  • 1925-10-07 Christy Mathewson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905, 21; Triple Crown 1905, 08; NL wins leader 1905, 07, 08, 10; 2 x no-hitters; NY Giants), dies of tuberculosis at 45
  • 1926-02-24 Eddie Plank, pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies at 51
  • 1927-03-27 Joe Start, American baseball player, dies at 84
  • 1927-10-22 Ross Youngs, American baseball player, dies of Bright's disease at 30
  • 1928-02-01 Hughie Jennings, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (Baltimore Orioles) and manager (Detroit Tigers 1907-20), dies of meningitis at 58
  • 1929-09-25 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28), dies of pyaemia at 51
  • 1929-10-01 Lee Richmond, American baseball pitcher (first ever MLB perfect game, 1880), dies at 72
  • 1929-11-14 Joe McGinnity, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905; 5 × NL wins leader; NL ERA leader 1904; Baltimore Orioles, NY Giants), dies at 58
  • 1931-10-02 George Bradley, American baseball pitcher (first no-hitter in MLB history 1876; NL ERA leader 1876), dies at 79
  • 1931-10-26 Charles Comiskey, American baseball player, team owner and manager (Chicago White Sox), dies at 72
  • 1931-11-06 Jack Chesbro, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Highlanders - won 41 games 1904), dies of heart attack at 57
  • 1932-04-02 John Morrill, American baseball first baseman and manager (National League pennant: 1877, 78, 83; Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • 1932-07-21 Bill Gleason, American late 19th century baseball player, dies at 73
  • 1932-08-02 Dan Brouthers, American MLB baseball player known as the first great slugger in baseball history, dies at 74

Person of interestTim Keefe

1933-04-23 Tim Keefe, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1888; MLB record 0.86 ERA, single season 1880; NY Giants), 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, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 55
  • 1934-02-25 John McGraw, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder/manager (manager NY Giants World Series champions 1905, 21-22), dies of uremic poisoning at 60
  • 1934-05-14 Lou Criger, American baseball player (b. 1872)
  • 1934-10-04 Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan, American baseball pitcher, outfielder and manager (Chicago WS; first AL no-hitter 1902), dies at 60
  • 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
  • 1935-07-10 Paul Hines, American MLB outfielder (Triple Crown 1878, Providence Grays), dies at 80
  • 1935-09-21 Herm McFarland, American MLB outfielder (first grand slam in AL history), dies at 65
  • 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 Hall of Fame catcher (NL batting champion, RBI leader 1877); Boston Red Stockings), dies from heat stroke at 91
  • 1940-03-02 Matt Kilroy, American baseball pitcher (MLB single-season record 513 strikeouts 1886; MLB no-hitter 1886; Baltimore Orioles), dies at 73
  • 1940-08-03 Willard Hershberger, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), commits suicide at 30
  • 1940-12-16 Billy Hamilton, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • 1941-01-06 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 65
  • 1941-01-24 Tommy Bond, Irish baseball pitcher and right fielder (Triple Crown 1877; Boston Red Caps; first man born in Ireland to play MLB), dies at 84

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 MLB third baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates), coach (World Series 1932, NY Yankees) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 67
  • 1943-01-03 Bid McPhee, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (Cincinnati Reds; last 2nd baseman to play without a glove), dies at 83
  • 1943-08-14 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), dies at 71
  • 1944-01-07 George Mullin, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers; no-hitter 1912), dies at 63
  • 1944-04-25 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, dies at 85
  • 1944-12-02 Eiji Sawamura, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (first no-hitter in Japanese pro baseball 1936), dies in battle when his ship torpedoed, at 27
  • 1944-12-04 Roger Bresnahan, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, outfielder and manager (St. Louis Cardinals; first shin guards and batting helmet), dies at 65
  • 1946-03-28 Chick Fullis, baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 1946-08-06 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player, dies at 42
  • 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 x Triple Crown of Pitching; World Series 1924; AL MVP 1913, 24; Washington Senators), dies from a brain tumour at 59

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1947-05-05 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player, dies at 30
  • 1947-05-27 Ed Konetchy, American MLB player, dies at 61
  • 1948-01-30 Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies
  • 1948-02-14 Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1948-07-27 Joe Tinker, American professional baseball player and manager, dies at 68
  • 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, American baseball outfielder (World Series 1903; HR leader 1899, 1903; AL RBI leader 1902, 03; Boston Americans), dies at 77
  • 1949-10-02 Frank Schulte, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1911; Chicago Cubs), dies at 67
  • 1950-11-04 Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)

Person of interestEddie Collins

1951-03-25 Eddie Collins, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 17, 29, 30; AL MVP 1914; 4 x AL stolen base leader; Philadelphia A's, Chicago WS), dies of heart problems at 63

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1951-07-09 Harry Heilmann, American baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), dies at 56
  • 1951-12-05 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American baseball outfielder (Black Sox Scandal; World Series 1917, Chicago WS), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • 1951-12-08 Bobby Lowe, American baseball second baseman (first player to hit 4 HRs in one MLB game, 1894), dies at 86
  • 1952-08-30 Arky Vaughn, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All-Star 1934–42; NL batting champion 1935; NL stolen base leader 1943), drowns whilst fishing at 40
  • 1952-10-08 Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 74
  • 1953-01-24 Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (Indianapolis ABCs) and manager (Washington Potomacs, Baltimore Black Sox), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • 1953-04-11 Kid Nichols, American baseball player, dies at 83
  • 1953-05-27 Jesse Burkett, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1895-96, 1901; 240 hits in 1896 MLB record for 15 years), dies at 84
  • 1953-08-07 Abner Powell, American baseball player, dies at 92
  • 1953-08-22 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), 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 (Boston Braves), dies at 62
  • 1954-05-22 Charles "Chief" Bender, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (only indigenous American in BHOF; World Series 1910, 11, 13; no-hitter 1910; Philadelphia Athletics), dies at 70

Famous Baseball Players