Baseball Players in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 300 of 869

  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-05-02 MLB player Ted Williams' lowest average (.308) in year he hit over .400

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 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

  • 1943-09-06 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
  • 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
  • 1944-12-28 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

  • 1946-04-30 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller's 2nd career MLB no-hitter; beats New York Yankees, 1-0
  • 1946-05-20 Cubs Claude Passeau makes his 1st error since September 21, 1941, ending pitcher's fielding record of 273 consecutive errorless chances
  • 1946-07-24 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • 1946-10-01 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller claims his MLB record 348th strikeout of season in a 4-1 win v Detroit; record stands for 19 years
  • 1947-05-18 A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error
  • 1947-06-24 Future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Jackie Robinson steals home for first of 19 times in his career as the Brooklyn Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-2
  • 1947-07-30 Cincinnati Reds' pitcher Ewell Blackwell record-breaking 16 game winning streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
  • 1947-08-26 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)
  • 1947-09-01 Infielder Jack Lohrke hits NY Giants' 183rd homer of season in 2-1 win v Boston Braves; breaks NY Yankees MLB mark of 182 set in 1936
  • 1947-09-03 Philadelphia A's rookie pitcher Bill McCahan no-hits Washington Senators, 3-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1947-10-02 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra hits the first pinch-hit home run in Baseball World Series history off Ralph Branca in the 7th inning of a 9-8 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 3

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1947-10-05 Brooklyn outfielder Al Gionfriddo makes famous catch off Joe DiMaggio in Game 6 of Baseball World Series; Dodgers beat Yankees, 8-6; catch inspires "back-back-back" expression
  • 1948-05-23 Future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs as the New York Yankees edge the Indians, 6-5 at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1948-06-30 Cleveland Indians' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-07-01 Brooklyn's future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella debuts with 3 hits in a 6-4 loss to the rival NY Giants

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1948-07-07 Cleveland Indians stun MLB by signing 42 year old veteran Negro Leagues pitcher Satchel Paige
  • 1948-08-03 Negro League veteran pitcher Satchel Paige, age 42, debuts in Cleveland after controversial signing, goes 7 innings in 5-3 win v Washington
  • 1948-08-21 Cleveland Indians 47-inning scoreless streak is broken as future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Lemon yields a home run to Aaron Robinson in a 3-2 loss to Chicago WS
  • 1949-02-07 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000 a year baseball player for the New York Yankees
  • 1949-03-10 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
  • 1949-05-05 Detroit Tigers second baseman Charlie Gehringer is elected in the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1949-07-06 Cincinnati Reds catcher Walker Cooper goes 6 for 7, (3 HRs, 3 singles, 5 runs scored, 10 RBI) in 23-4 win v Chicago Cubs
  • 1949-07-24 Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • 1949-08-06 Future Hall of Famer Luke Appling appears in a MLB record 2,154th (en route to 2,218) game at shortstop for the Chicago White Sox
  • 1949-10-19 A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
  • 1950-01-18 Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
  • 1950-06-02 St Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Washington Senators
  • 1950-07-02 Cleveland Indians' pitcher Bob Feller wins his 200th MLB game, 5-3 v Detroit Tigers
  • 1950-09-15 For a record 6th time, NY Yankees' first baseman Johnny Mize hits 3 HRs in one game
  • 1950-09-26 Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
  • 1950-11-27 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • 1951-02-09 St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1951-07-16 Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published by Little Brown and Company

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951-07-30 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1951-08-28 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
  • 1951-11-01 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella wins first of his 3 National League MVP awards
  • 1951-11-08 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards
  • 1951-11-18 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
  • 1952-05-13 Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings
  • 1952-06-10 Chicago White Sox outfielder Sam Mele is only 6th MLB player to record 6 RBI's in an inning (4th) during a 15-4 win over the A's in Philadelphia
  • 1952-08-06 St. Louis Browns veteran pitcher Satchel Paige, 46, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout, 1-0 v Detroit Tigers in 12 innings
  • 1952-09-07 Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn)
  • 1952-11-12 Philadelphia A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
  • 1952-11-21 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1953-05-06 St. Louis Browns pitcher Bobo Holloman MLB debut; no-hits Philadelphia A's, 6-0
  • 1953-06-04 Pitts trades outfielder Ralph Kiner & Joe Garagiola to Chicago Cubs
  • 1953-06-15 NY Yankees first baseman Johnny Mize is 93rd MLB player to get 2,000 hits
  • 1953-07-05 Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts hurls his 28th consecutive MLB complete game in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh
  • 1953-08-01 Boston Red Sox pitcher Ben Flowers sets then MLB record of 8 consecutive games in relief
  • 1953-08-04 New York Yankees Vic Raschi sets MLB record for a pitcher by driving in 7 runs in a 15-0 win v Detroit
  • 1953-08-21 Baseball player representatives Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire labor leader John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiations with team owners
  • 1953-09-06 Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38
  • 1953-09-07 Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs
  • 1953-09-13 Pitcher Bob Trice becomes the first black player for Philadelphia Athletics
  • 1953-09-26 Shortstop Billy Hunter smashes final home run in St Louis Browns history during a 6-3 loss to Chicago WS at Busch Stadium; franchise moves to Baltimore next season
  • 1953-10-02 Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine sets a Baseball World Series record with 14 strikeouts in a 3-2 Game 3 win against the New York Yankees.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953-10-04 NY Yankees slugging center fielder Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam off Russ Meyer; Bronx Bombers hold on to win, 11-7 v Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of Baseball World Series; Yankees win series, 4-2

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1953-10-05 50th Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-3 in Game 6 for 4-2 series win; NY 2nd baseman Billy Martin's 12 hits sets WS record; Yankees win record 5th consecutive WS
  • 1953-11-27 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
  • 1953-12-01 Red Sox trade for slugger Jackie Jensen, sending pitcher Mickey McDermott and outfielder Tom Umphlett to Washington; Jensen averages 25 HRs a year for his 7 seasons in Boston; AL RBI leader x 3, and AL MVP in 1958
  • 1953-12-14 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • 1953-12-23 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1954-03-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams fractures his collarbone on the first day of Boston Red Sox spring training; injury keeps him out of Boston lineup until May 15
  • 1954-06-12 Milwaukee Braves spot starting pitcher Jim Wilson throws first no-hitter in history of County Stadium when he blanks Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 2,461

  • 1904-10-07 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933 Philadelphia Phillies), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1958)
  • 1905-01-17 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1905-05-31 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
  • 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 baseball player, 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)
  • 1906-07-07 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1982)

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
  • 1906-10-12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • 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 player, 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)
  • 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)
  • 1907-11-01 Larry French, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1940), 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, baseball player (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 (MLB All Star 1937–40; 45, Detroit Tigers), born in NYC, New York (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, baseball player (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, baseball player
  • 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)
  • 1916-11-02 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)
  • 1917-04-14 Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (Major League Baseball Players Association 1966-1982), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1917-04-18 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player, born in Edmundston, New Brunswick (d. 1947)
  • 1917-04-26 Sal Maglie, American MLB pitcher (NY Giants, 8th best won-lost pct), born in Niagara Falls, New York (d. 1992)

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 201 - 300 of 599

  • 1978-09-23 Lyman Bostock, outfielder (Angels), shot & killed 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 (NY Yankees), dies 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
  • 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
  • 1982-07-01 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), dies at 64
  • 1982-07-06 Bob Johnson, American baseball player, dies 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], baseball player, dies at 91
  • 1984-08-25 Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
  • 1984-09-07 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL President), dies at 77
  • 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 (Boston Red Sox), 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
  • 1986-07-02 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 (MLB All Star 1937–40; 45, 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), 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
  • 1987-07-27 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 (4-time MLB All Star), dies of heart attack at 63
  • 1988-10-14 Vic Raschi, American MLB pitcher (4-time All Star), dies at 69
  • 1988-11-21 Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 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 (6 × World Series champion 1949–53, 56; NY Yankees), dies at 66
  • 1989-09-03 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • 1989-12-25 Billy Martin, American MLB player and manager (NY Yankees), killed in a car accident at 61
  • 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
  • 1990-11-23 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 baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies 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
  • 1993-07-03 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 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
  • 1993-11-12 Bill Dickey, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; 14 × World Series; NY Yankees) and manager (NY Yankees), dies at 86
  • 1993-11-25 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), dies at 83
  • 1994-01-08 Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (12 perfect inning game), dies at 68
  • 1994-07-13 Jimmie Reese, American baseball infielder and coach (LA Angels Hall of Fame), dies of aspiration pneumonia and respiratory failure at 92
  • 1994-07-14 César Tovar, Venezuelan MLB baseball player (Minnesota Twins), dies at 54
  • 1995-03-13 Leon Day, American baseball pitcher (Negro Leagues), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1995-04-28 Peaches Davis, American baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • 1995-07-17 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player, dies at 56
  • 1995-07-27 Rick Ferrell, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (8 x MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators), dies of arrhythmia at 89
  • 1995-08-03 Harry Craft, American MLB baseball player and manager, dies at 80
  • 1995-08-04 Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87