On This Day

Baseball Players in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 300 of 998

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1931-08-21 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth becomes the first MLB player to hit 600 career home runs as NY defeats St. Louis Browns, 11-7 at Sportsman's Park

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

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1931-09-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman Lou Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in 4 days & 6th homer in consecutive games in NY Yankees' 5-1 win v Boston Red Sox

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1931-10-29 Lefty Grove, A's pitcher who won 31 games, is named the AL's MVP
  • 1932-06-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig first to hit 4 consecutive HRs in a MLB game; NY Yankees beat Philadelphia A's, 20-13 at Shibe Park
  • 1932-06-07 At 47, Brooklyn pitcher Jack Quinn becomes oldest player in MLB history to record an extra-base hit (double) as the Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 9-2
  • 1932-07-06 Cubs' future All Star shortstop Billy Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli; no charges laid
  • 1932-08-13 Yankees hurler Red Ruffing becomes first MLB pitcher since 1906 to hit an extra-inning, game-winning home run in NY's 1-0 win over the Senators in Washington
  • 1932-08-14 Brooklyn Dodgers reliever John Quinn, 49, becomes oldest pitcher to win a MLB game in a 2-1, 10th inning victory over NY Giants at the Polo Grounds

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1932-09-03 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx smashes his 50th & 51st home runs to become only 3rd player to reach 50 in a MLB season; joins Babe Ruth & Hack Wilson

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx
  • 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
  • 1933-04-25 Philadelphia Phillies' Dick Bartell is 1st MLB player to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 innings
  • 1933-06-08 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx hits 3 consecutive home runs as Philadelphia outscores New York Yankees, 14 - 10; 4 straight HRs after Foxx had homered last time up the previous day

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1933-07-02 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball without a walk to beat St Louis Cardinals, 1-0

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell
  • 1933-08-01 NY's future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves
  • 1933-08-17 MLB player Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game

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1933-12-03 As part of a famous MLB fire sale of players, Philadelphia A's owner Connie Mack sells catcher Mickey Cochrane to Detroit for $100,000; Cochrane is immediately named Tigers manager

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1934-01-17 NY Giants reward NL MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with a huge $18,000 contract
  • 1934-04-21 Moe Berg, Senators catcher, plays AL record 117th cons errorless game
  • 1934-06-25 NY Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times
  • 1934-07-10 NL pitcher Carl Hubbell strikes out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin for MLB All Star game record for consecutive strikeouts; AL still win, 9-7
  • 1934-08-04 Giants outfielder Mel Ott becomes first player in MLB history to score 6 runs in a game as New York beats Phillies, 21-4
  • 1934-08-22 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
  • 1934-11-03 NY Yankees 1st baseman Lou Gehrig wins American League Triple Crown after hitting .363 with 49 HRs and 165 RBI; but Philadelphia A's catcher Mickey Cochrane (.320, 2 HRs, 76 RBI) is named AL MVP
  • 1934-11-20 17 year old pitcher Eiji Sawamura gives up just 1 hit, a Lou Gehrig HR, as US All Stars beat Japan, 1-0
  • 1935-05-30 Philadelphia pitcher Jim Bivin retires Babe Ruth on an infield grounder in "the Babe's" final MLB at-bat; Ruth plays just 1 inning in Boston Braves, 11-6 loss to Phillies at the Baker Bowl

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1935-10-20 Detroit Tigers future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BWAA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell is runner-up

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1936-06-24 Rookie outfielder Joe DiMaggio ties 3 MLB records in New York's 10-run 5th inning against the White Sox, hitting 2 home runs for 8 total bases; Yankees beat Chicago, 18-4

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1936-07-17 NY Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell begins MLB record 24 game winning streak, beating Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-0 at Forbes Field
  • 1936-07-19 17 year old Cleveland Indians future Baseball HOF pitcher Bob Feller makes his MLB debut in relief in 9-5 loss to Senators at Griffith Stadium, Washington
  • 1936-07-22 Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Johnny Moore hits 3 straight home runs in a 16-4 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1936-08-23 17 year old Cleveland Indians future Baseball HOF pitcher Bob Feller's debut MLB game; strikes out 15 St Louis Browns in 4-1 win at League Park, Cleveland
  • 1936-09-11 A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
  • 1936-09-13 17 year old Cleveland Indians future Baseball HOF pitcher Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 Philadelphia A's in 5-2 win at League Park, Cleveland

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1936-09-14 Pittsburgh Pirates' future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 MLB hits for 7th time

MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager Rogers Hornsby
MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager
Rogers Hornsby
  • 1936-09-27 First baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game for the St. Louis Cardinals; manages Brooklyn/LA Dodgers for 23 years
  • 1937-04-23 New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell's first start of season, a 3-0 win over the Boston Bees, is his 17th straight win; streak continues for league record 24 victories in a row
  • 1937-05-27 New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell wins his MLB record 24th consecutive game in a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field; streak starts July 17, 1936
  • 1937-06-01 Chicago White Sox pitcher Bill Dietrich no-hits St Louis Browns, 8-0 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
  • 1937-07-05 NY Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio hits 20th HR of the season but 1st career grand slam in 8-4 win vs Boston Red Sox
  • 1938-01-18 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1938-04-19 Baker Bowl, Philadelphia: Phillies infielder Emmett "Heine" Mueller & Brooklyn Dodger outfielder Ernie Koy both homer in their 1st MLB at bats
  • 1938-06-16 Boston first baseman Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns; Red Sox still win, 12-8

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1938-07-31 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis suspends New York Yankees outfielder Jake Powell after he said on Chicago radio he kept in shape by "cracking" African Americans over the head with his nightstick

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1938-08-07 2,000th Brooklyn Dodgers home run: legendary shortstop Leo Durocher homers off Reds hurler Peaches Davis in 8th inning of a 6-3 win

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1938-08-20 NY Yankees future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & final grand slam in 11-3 win over Philadelphia A's at Shribe Park
  • 1938-08-27 New York Yankees pitcher Monte Pearson no-hits Cleveland Indians, 13-0; Joe DiMaggio hits 3 triples
  • 1938-10-02 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Detroit Tigers; his Cleveland Indians still lose 4-1 at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1938-10-06 New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez beats Chicago Cubs, 6-3 in Game 2 at Wrigley Field; sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
  • 1938-11-01 NL batting champion Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds is named National League MVP; first catcher to win award; Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Jimmie Foxx takes AL award
  • 1938-11-02 Boston Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx is voted Most Valuable Player of the American League for the third time
  • 1939-07-04 Red Sox 3rd baseman Jim Tabor hits record-tying 2 grand slams in one MLB game, 18-12 win v Phillies
  • 1939-07-04 Lou Gehrig is first MLB player to have his number (4) retired on his "Appreciation Day" at Yankee Stadium, makes iconic "luckiest man" speech
  • 1939-07-25 New York Yankees starting pitcher Atley Donald sets American League rookie record for consecutive wins; beats St. Louis Browns 5-1 for his 12th straight victory
  • 1939-07-26 Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • 1939-09-08 Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games
  • 1939-09-30 Chicago pitcher Clint Brown sets MLB record with his 61st relief appearance as White Sox beat St. Louis Browns, 7-5
  • 1940-04-16 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller hurls the first and only Opening Day no-hitter in MLB history; beats Chicago WS, 1-0 at Comiskey Park
  • 1940-08-05 St Louis Brown's pitcher John Whitehead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in 6 innings (rain shortened)

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1940-08-24 Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1940-09-15 Chicago Tribune sponsors Ted Lyons Day (White Sox pitcher)
  • 1940-10-07 Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series
  • 1941-03-08 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)
  • 1941-05-02 MLB player Ted Williams' lowest average (.308) in year he hit over .400
  • 1941-06-01 Future Hall of Fame outfielder Mel Ott hits his 400th career HR and his 1,500th RBI to help New York Giants to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds
  • 1941-07-01 NY outfielder Joe DiMaggio, on way to a record 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game MLB hit streak in a 9-2 win over Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium
  • 1941-08-01 NY Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez sets MLB record for most walks in a shutout, issuing 11 in 9-0 win v St. Louis Browns
  • 1941-08-04 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens becomes 1st MLB player to take 3 foul pop-ups in one inning (3rd) in 11-6 win v NY Giants
  • 1941-08-06 Detroit Tigers pitcher Al Benton collects 2 sacrifices in an inning, a MLB record; wins 11-2 vs Cleveland Indians
  • 1941-10-05 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike and Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely for Yankees for a famous Baseball World Series error; would have been last out, instead Yankees score 4 and win 7-4; win series, 4-1
  • 1941-12-11 NY Giants acquire future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Johnny Mize from Cardinals for 3 players & $50,000
  • 1942-05-13 Pitcher Jim Tobin belts 3 HRs in a game
  • 1942-09-13 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
  • 1942-10-03 NY Yankees shortstop Frank Crosetti shoves umpire Bill Summers in Game 3 of the Baseball World Series; he is fined $250 & suspended for first 30 days of 1943 season
  • 1942-11-03 Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams wins American League Triple Crown (.356 average, 36 HRs, 137 RBI); but NY Yankees pitcher Joe Gordon is AL MVP
  • 1943-06-01 Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Rip Sewell patents his "eephus" or "blooper ball" pitch; uses pitch on way to a 20-win campaign
  • 1943-08-18 Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd and final game as NY beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2 at the Polo Grounds, NYC
  • 1943-09-06 Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in American League history at 16years, 8 months
  • 1943-09-08 NY Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
  • 1943-10-19 Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces his retirement

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1943-11-11 New York Yankees pitcher Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1944-02-18 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall signs a contract to play baseball with the Cincinnati Reds just one day after playing in a high school basketball game; debuts later that year
  • 1944-06-01 Washington Senators MLB outfielder Stan Spence goes 6-for-6 in an 11-5 win over the St. Louis Browns; collects 5 singles and a home run
  • 1944-06-10 Relief pitcher Joe Nuxhall at 15 years, 316 days, debuts for Cincinnati Reds; youngest player in MLB history; becomes All Star and broadcaster
  • 1944-07-20 Browns Nelson Potter is 1st pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs
  • 1944-11-28 Detroit Tigers pitcher Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP
  • 1944-12-28 Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
  • 1945-03-15 Bert Shepard (1 legged WW II vet) tries out as a pitcher for Senators
  • 1945-04-18 1 armed outfielder, St Louis Brown Pete Gray, 1st game he goes 1 for 4
  • 1945-07-12 Chicago Cubs beat Boston, 6-1 to halt Braves outfielder Tommy Holmes' modern-day record NL hitting streak at 37 games

Sport awardPGA Championship

1945-07-15 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Morraine CC: Byron Nelson wins 5th and final major title and 2nd PGA title; beats ex-MLB player Sam Byrd 4 & 3

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 1945-07-27 Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from NY Yankees
  • 1945-08-01 NY Giants outfielder Mel Ott hits historic 500th MLB home run off Braves Johnny Hutchings, joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Foxx as only players to reach milestone
  • 1945-08-04 Red Sox outfielder Tom McBride drives in MLB record tying 6 runs in an inning (4th) during 15-4 win v Washington
  • 1945-09-01 Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Vince DiMaggio smashes his 4th grand slam of season, tying NL record, in an 8-3 win v Boston Braves
  • 1945-09-06 A's catcher Greek George punches umpire Joe Rue gets suspended
  • 1945-09-30 Detroit's future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg smacks an AL pennant-winning grand slam on the final day of the season as the Tigers beat St. Louis Browns, 6-3
  • 1946-02-19 Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
  • 1946-04-13 Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham, Alabama

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1946-04-18 Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 2,453

  • 1904-03-30 Ripper Collins, American baseball first baseman (MLB All-Star 1935, 36, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL HR leader 1934; St Louis Cardinals), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)
  • 1904-05-03 Red Ruffing, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1932, 36–39, 41; NY Yankees), born in Granville, Illinois (d. 1986)

Person of interestChuck Klein

1904-10-07 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933; MLB All-Star 1933, 34; NL MVP 1932; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1958)

Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder Chuck Klein
Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder
Chuck Klein
  • 1905-01-17 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1905-07-22 Doc Cramer, American baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1905-09-26 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Patillas, Puerto Rico (d. 2011)
  • 1905-10-12 Rick Ferrell, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (8 x MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1905-11-26 Bob Johnson, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1933-45 (Philadelphia Athletics, and two other teams), born in Pryor, Oklahoma (d. 1982)
  • 1905-12-05 Gus Mancuso, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1906-01-03 Gus Suhr, American baseball first baseman (1435 MLB games Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies; only player to be sued by a fan injured after struck by a foul ball), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2004)
  • 1906-03-16 Lloyd Waner, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (MLB All Star 1938; batting average over .300 x 10; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Harrah, Oklahoma (d. 1982)

Person of interestSatchel Paige

1906-07-07 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1982)

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Satchel Paige
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Satchel Paige

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1906-07-27 Leo Durocher, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All Star 1936, 38, 40; World Series 1928, 34; NY Yankees, St.L Cardinals) and manager (World Series 1954 NY Giants; 1963 LA Dodgers), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)

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

Person of interestJoe Cronin

1906-10-12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL President), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin
Baseball Player and Manager
Joe Cronin
  • 1906-10-17 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 1906-11-17 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1907-05-11 Rip Sewell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1943–46; NL wins leader 1943; Pittsburgh Pirates 1938–49), born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)
  • 1907-06-06 Bill Dickey, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; 14 × World Series; NY Yankees) and manager (NY Yankees), born in Bastrop, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1907-06-24 Rollie Hemsley, American baseball catcher (5-time MLB All Star), born in Syracuse, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1907-06-26 Debs Garms, American baseball player, born in Bangs, Texas (d. 1984)

Person of interestJimmie Foxx

1907-10-22 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933), born in Sudlersville, Maryland (d. 1967)

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx
  • 1907-11-01 Larry French, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1940; Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs; Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Visalia, California (d. 1987)
  • 1907-11-22 Dick Bartell, American baseball shortstop, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1908-02-02 Wes Ferrell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1933, 37; no-hitter 1931; record 37 career HRs hit by a pitcher), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1976)
  • 1908-06-20 Billy Werber, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Berwyn Heights, Maryland (d. 2009)
  • 1908-08-20 Al López, Spanish-American baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2005)
  • 1908-10-17 Red Rolfe, American baseball player (d. 1969)
  • 1908-11-26 Lefty Gomez, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Rodeo, California (d. 1989)
  • 1908-12-25 Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball left fielder (MLB All Star 1934–38, 40; World Series 1933; NY Giants), born in Gause, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1909-03-02 Mel Ott, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder and manager (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; 6 × NL home run leader; NY Giants), born in Gretna, Louisiana (d. 1958)
  • 1909-03-25 Dutch (Emil) Leonard, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1.01 ERA 1914)
  • 1909-07-07 Billy Herman, American baseball hall of fame second baseman and manager (Dodgers, Cubs), born in New Albany, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • 1909-08-26 Gene Moore, American MLB player, born in Lancaster, Texas (d. 1978)
  • 1909-09-12 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), born in Commerce, Georgia (d. 1990)
  • 1910-01-03 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball utility (World Series 1941; Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Coalinga, California (d. 2000)
  • 1910-06-10 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), born in Winters, California (d. 1958)
  • 1910-06-29 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), born in Tarboro, North Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1910-10-04 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball shortstop and 3rd base coach (record 17 World Series titles as player & coach; NY Yankees), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2002)
  • 1910-11-23 Hal Schumacher, baseball player

Person of interestHank Greenberg

1911-01-01 Hank Greenberg, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (5 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1935, 45; AL MVP 1935, 40; Detroit Tigers), born in NYC, NY (d. 1986)

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1911-01-16 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1911-02-22 Bill Baker, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1911-06-08 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1934, 36, 37, 45; NL strikeout leader 1936; Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina (d. 1985)
  • 1911-09-06 Harry Danning, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)

Person of interestBuck O'Neil

1911-11-13 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), born in Carrabelle, Florida (d. 2006)

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil
Baseball Player and Coach
Buck O'Neil
  • 1911-11-24 Joe "Ducky" Medwick, American baseball player, born in Carteret, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1911-12-01 Walter Alston, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), born in Venice, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • 1911-12-21 Josh Gibson, American Negro League baseball legend (hit 800+ HRs), born in Buena Vista, Georgia (d. 1947)
  • 1912-01-03 Cliff Melton, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1942; NL saves leader 1937; NY Giants), born in Brevard, North Carolina (d. 1986)
  • 1912-01-11 Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1961)
  • 1912-03-09 Arky Vaughn, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All-Star 1934–42; NL batting champion 1935; NL stolen base leader 1943), born in Clifty, Arkansas (d. 1952)
  • 1912-05-21 Monty Stratton, American MLB pitcher, born in Palacios, Texas (d. 1982)
  • 1912-05-27 Terry Moore, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Vernon, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • 1912-06-19 Don Gutteridge, American baseball player
  • 1912-07-16 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1912-09-06 Vince DiMaggio, American baseball center fielder (MLB All Star 1943-44; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Martinez, California (d. 1986)
  • 1912-12-01 Cookie Lavagetto, American baseball third baseman, manager and coach (MLB All Star 1938-41; Brooklyn Dodgers; Washington Senators), born in Oakland, California (d. 1990)
  • 1913-01-07 Johnny Mize, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (10-time MLB All Star), born in Demorest, Georgia (d. 1993)
  • 1913-03-02 Mort Cooper, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1942, 43, 45, 46; World Series 1942, 44; NL MVP 1942), born in Atherton, Missouri (d. 1958)
  • 1913-08-11 Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1913-08-14 Paul Dean, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Lucas, Arkansas (d. 1981)
  • 1913-08-17 Rudy York, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Ragland, Alabama (d. 1970)
  • 1913-10-02 Gene Benson, American baseball outfielder (Negro League All-Star 1940, 45-46), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1914-01-04 Herman Franks, American baseball player
  • 1914-02-08 Bert Haas, baseball player
  • 1914-02-15 Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher
  • 1914-02-23 Mike Tresh, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago WS), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • 1914-06-28 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • 1914-07-19 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1914-07-26 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, born in Atkins, Arkansas (d. 1968)
  • 1914-07-31 Elmer Riddle, American baseball pitcher (NL wins leader 1943; Cincinnati Reds), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1984)
  • 1914-10-10 Tommy Fine, American baseball player, born in Cleburne, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1914-11-02 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1938-39, 42-43; World Series 1940; Cincinnati Reds), born in Prospect Park, New Jersey (d. 1997)

Person of interestJoe DiMaggio

1914-11-25 Joe DiMaggio, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (13 × MLB All-Star; 9 x World Series; 3 x AL MVP; MLB record 56-game hitting streak; NY Yankees), born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1915-01-03 Sid Hudson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1941, 42; Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox), born in Coalfield, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • 1915-01-08 Walker Cooper, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1942–44, 46–50; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Atherton, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1915-03-06 Pete Gray [Wyshner], MLB one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns), born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1915-03-20 Stan Spence, American baseball center fielder (MLB All-Star 1942, 44, 46, 47; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns), born in South Portsmouth, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • 1915-04-01 Jeff Heath, Canadian baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1941, 43, 45; Cleveland Indians), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 1975)
  • 1915-04-19 Harry Craft, American MLB baseball player and manager, born in Ellisville, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1915-08-18 Max Lanier, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1943-44; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Denton, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1915-11-18 Ken Burkhart, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals) and umpire, born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • 1916-02-09 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1916-04-04 Mickey Owen, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Nixa, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • 1916-04-26 Virgil Trucks, American MLB pitcher (two-time All Star), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2013)
  • 1916-04-27 Enos Slaughter, American baseball player, born in Roxboro, North Carolina (d. 2002)
  • 1916-06-05 Eddie Joost, American baseball player and manager (Philadelphia Athletics), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)
  • 1916-07-18 Johnny Hopp, American baseball outfielder, first baseman (MLB All-Star 1946; World Series 1942, 44, 50, 51; St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • 1916-07-19 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1916-07-31 Billy Hitchcock, American baseball infielder, manager, official (Detroit Tigers; president Double-A Southern League 1971–80), born in Inverness, Alabama(d. 2006)
  • 1916-10-30 Leon Day, American baseball pitcher (Negro Leagues), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1995)
  • 1916-10-31 Ken Keltner, American MLB baseball third baseman, 1937-50, 7x All-Star (Cleveland Indians; Boston Red Sox), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1991)
  • 1916-11-02 Al Campanis, Greek baseball second baseman and executive (first Greek player in MLB history; GM LA Dodgers 1968-87), born in Kos, Greece (d. 1998)
  • 1916-11-05 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), born in New Hope, Alabama (d. 1953)
  • 1916-11-26 Bob Elliott, MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves), born in San Francisco (d. 1966)
  • 1917-02-01 Eiji Sawamura, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (first no-hitter in Japanese pro baseball 1936), born in Ujiyamada, Mie Prefecture, Japan (d. 1944)
  • 1917-03-02 Jim Konstanty, American MLB relief pitcher (MLB All Star 1950; NL MVP 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Strykersville, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1917-03-04 Clyde McCullough, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1917-03-29 Tommy Holmes, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1945, 48; NL HR leader 1945; Boston Braves) and manager (Boston Braves), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1917-04-12 M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)

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  • 1977-10-17 [Robert] Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player and umpire (only person in football and baseball Hall of Fame), dies at 77
  • 1977-11-08 Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (Phillies, Yankees), dies at 81
  • 1977-11-09 Fred Haney, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • 1978-03-07 Steve Bilko, American baseball player, dies at 49
  • 1978-03-27 Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), dies at 89
  • 1978-05-29 Carl Reynolds, American baseball outfielder (2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings 1930; Chicago WS), dies at 75
  • 1978-09-11 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (NY Yankees), dies at 82
  • 1978-09-23 Lyman Bostock, MLB outfielder, 1975-78 (Minnesota Twins, California Angels), shot and killed by the estranged husband of a friend of a friend, at 27
  • 1978-12-11 Paul O'Dea, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 1979-04-06 M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61
  • 1979-06-17 Duffy Lewis, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1912, 15, 16; Boston Red Sox), dies at 91
  • 1979-07-09 Betty Evans Grayson, American softball pitcher (National Softball Hall of Fame 1959; Chicago Queens), dies at 53
  • 1979-08-02 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1971, 73–78; World Series 1977, 78; AL MVP 1976; NY Yankees), dies in a plane crash at 32
  • 1979-11-18 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball pitcher (MLB record career double plays [79] 1938-64) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • 1980-06-01 Rube Marquard, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL wins leader 1912; NL strikeout leader 1911; no-hitter 1915; NY Giants), dies at 93
  • 1980-08-06 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66
  • 1980-12-14 Elston Howard, American baseball catcher (12 × MLB All-Star; 6 × World Series; AL MVP 1963; first African-American NY Yankee), dies from myocarditis at 59
  • 1980-12-31 Bob Shawkey, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1923, 27; AL ERA leader 1920, New York Yankees), dies at 90
  • 1981-03-17 Paul Dean, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 68

Person of interestSatchel Paige

1982-06-08 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), dies of a heart attack at 75

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Satchel Paige
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Satchel Paige
  • 1982-07-01 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), dies at 64
  • 1982-07-06 Bob Johnson, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1933-45 (Philadelphia Athletics, and two other teams), dies at 76
  • 1982-07-22 Lloyd Waner, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (MLB All Star 1938; batting average over .300 x 10; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from emphysema at 76
  • 1982-09-07 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • 1982-09-29 Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 1983-01-09 Stan Spence, American baseball center fielder (MLB All-Star 1942, 44, 46, 47; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns), dies from emphysema at 67
  • 1983-04-12 Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 1983-08-16 Earl Averill, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 81
  • 1983-10-18 Willie Jones, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1950, 51; Philadelphia Phillies), dies from cancer at 58
  • 1984-05-14 Elmer Riddle, American baseball pitcher (NL wins leader 1943; Cincinnati Reds), dies at 69
  • 1984-07-14 Al Schacht [Clown prince of baseball], American baseball player, dies at 91
  • 1984-08-25 Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84

Person of interestJoe Cronin

1984-09-07 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL President), dies at 77

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin
Baseball Player and Manager
Joe Cronin
  • 1984-10-01 Walter Alston, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), dies from heart attack complications at 72
  • 1984-10-01 Billy Goodman, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1949, 53; AL batting champion 1950), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1984-10-13 George 'High Pockets' Kelly, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (World Series 1921, 22; NL HR leader 1921; NY Giants), dies from a stroke at 89
  • 1984-12-16 Debs Garms, American baseball player, dies at 77
  • 1985-02-10 Johnny Mokan, baseball player (b. 1895)
  • 1985-02-12 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1934, 36, 37, 45; NL strikeout leader 1936; Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), dies at 73
  • 1985-07-27 'Smoky' Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher/outfielder (World Series 12, 15, 20; MLB wins leader 34–5 1912; pitched no-hitter 1911; Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians), dies at 95
  • 1985-11-25 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 1985-12-06 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player, dies at 92

Person of interestRoger Maris

1985-12-14 Roger Maris, American baseball right fielder (7-time MLB All Star, 61 HRs 1961), dies of cancer at 51

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1986-02-17 Red Ruffing, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1932, 36–39, 41; NY Yankees), dies from stroke related problems at 80
  • 1986-07-02 Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, dies at 68
  • 1986-07-08 Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • 1986-07-25 Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), dies at 85
  • 1986-07-28 Cliff Melton, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1942; NL saves leader 1937; NY Giants), dies at 74

Person of interestHank Greenberg

1986-09-04 Hank Greenberg, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (5 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1935, 45; AL MVP 1935, 40; Detroit Tigers), dies of cancer at 75

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1986-10-03 Vince DiMaggio, American baseball center fielder (MLB All Star 1943-44; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 74
  • 1986-10-11 Norm Cash, American baseball 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51
  • 1986-12-20 Joe DeSa, American baseball player (b. 1959)
  • 1987-02-09 Larry French, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1940; Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs; Brooklyn Dodgers), dies at 79
  • 1987-05-01 Bobo Holloman, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter on MLB debut 1953; St. Louis Browns), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1987-06-17 Dick Howser, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star All-Star 1961, 61²; KC A's) and manager (World Series 1977, 78 NY Yankees; KC Royals 1985), dies of brain cancer at 51
  • 1987-07-27 Travis Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (World Series 1933; MLB All Star 1934; NY Giants), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • 1987-11-16 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  • 1988-02-28 Harvey Kuenn, American baseball utility (AL batting champion 1959; 10 × All-Star 1953–1960²; Detroit Tigers), dies from heart disease and diabetes at 57
  • 1988-03-06 Dick Ricketts Jr., American basketball center (# 1 overall pick 1955 NBA draft St. Louis Hawks) and baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals), dies from leukemia at 54
  • 1988-03-29 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (MLB All Star 1953-56; NL HR & RBI leader 1954; Cincinnati Reds), dies of heart attack at 63
  • 1988-10-14 Vic Raschi, American MLB pitcher (4-time All Star), dies at 69

Person of interestCarl Hubbell

1988-11-21 Carl Hubbell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; NL MVP 1933, 36; NY Giants), dies at 85

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell
  • 1989-01-09 Bill Terry, American baseball player, dies at 90
  • 1989-01-21 Carl Furillo, American Baseball player (b. 1922)
  • 1989-07-18 Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
  • 1989-08-30 Joe Collins, American baseball first baseman (World Series 1949–53, 56; New York Yankees), dies at 66
  • 1989-09-03 Rip Sewell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1943–46; NL wins leader 1943; Pittsburgh Pirates 1938–49), dies at 82

Person of interestBilly Martin

1989-12-25 Billy Martin, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1956; World Series 1951, 52, 53, 56; NY Yankees) and manager (World Series 1977 NY Yankees), killed in a car accident at 61

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • 1990-01-09 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), dies at 82
  • 1990-02-24 Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • 1990-06-12 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), dies at 59
  • 1990-08-10 Cookie Lavagetto, American baseball third baseman, manager and coach (MLB All Star 1938-41; Brooklyn Dodgers; Washington Senators), dies at 77
  • 1990-08-28 Larry Jackson, American baseball pitcher (5 × MLB All-Star; MLB wins leader 1964; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), dies from cancer at 59
  • 1990-11-23 Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
  • 1991-01-03 Luke Appling, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, (7-time MLB All Star; AL batting champion 1936, 43; Chicago White Sox), dies of abdominal aortic aneurysm at 83
  • 1991-01-25 Hoot Evers, American MLB player, dies at 69

Person of interestCool Papa Bell

1991-03-07 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, dies at 87

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • 1991-03-09 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • 1991-04-01 Frankie Gustine, American Major baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 47, 48; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 71
  • 1991-04-11 Walker Cooper, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1942–44, 46–50; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 76

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1991-10-07 Leo Durocher, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All Star 1936, 38, 40; World Series 1928, 34; NY Yankees, St.L Cardinals) and manager (World Series 1954 NY Giants; 1963 LA Dodgers), dies at 86

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1991-12-12 Ken Keltner, American MLB baseball third baseman, 1937-50 (Cleveland Indians; Boston Red Sox), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 1992-06-15 Eddie Lopat, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73
  • 1992-09-05 Billy Herman, American baseball hall of fame second baseman and manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83
  • 1992-09-22 Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • 1992-10-26 Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
  • 1992-11-10 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, dies at 71
  • 1992-12-28 Sal Maglie, American MLB pitcher (NY Giants, 8th best won-lost pct), dies at 75
  • 1993-01-21 Charlie Gehringer, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 6-time MLB All Star), dies at 89
  • 1993-02-10 Rip Repulski, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1956; World Series 1959), dies at 64
  • 1993-03-22 Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), drowns at 27
  • 1993-03-22 Tim Crews, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), drowns at 31
  • 1993-04-21 Hal Schumacher, baseball pitcher, dies at 82
  • 1993-04-22 Mark Koenig, American baseball player (NY Yankees), dies at 88
  • 1993-06-02 Johnny Mize, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (10-time MLB All Star), dies of cardiac arrest at 80

Person of interestRoy Campanella

1993-06-26 Roy Campanella, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL MVP 1951,53,55 Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Person of interestDon Drysdale

1993-07-03 Don Drysdale, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1959, 63, 65; 9 x MLB All Star; Cy Young Award 1962; Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 56

MLB Player Don Drysdale
MLB Player
Don Drysdale
  • 1993-09-15 Ethan Allen, American baseball center fielder (inventor Cadaco-Ellis board game All Star Baseball; Yale University), dies at 89
  • 1993-10-21 Irving Torgoff, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75
  • 1993-11-04 Cliff Young, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies in car accident at 29

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