On This Day

Baseball Players in History (Part 5)

Events in Sport

Events 401 - 500 of 998

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957-08-17 Baseball player Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same game at bat playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, 1st hit breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • 1957-09-02 Milwaukee 1st baseman Frank Torre scores 6 runs to tie the MLB record; Braves rout Chicago Cubs 23-10

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1957-09-03 Milwaukee Braves pitcher Warren Spahn sets an NL record for a left-hander with 41st shut-out; beats Cubs, 8-0

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Warren Spahn
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Warren Spahn
  • 1957-11-07 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year

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1958-01-28 Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

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1958-02-06 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams becomes highest paid player in MLB when he re-signs with Boston Red Sox for $135,000

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1958-06-02 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

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1958-07-20 Detroit Tigers future Baseball HOF pitcher Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator Jim Bunning
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator
Jim Bunning
  • 1958-08-13 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
  • 1958-08-20 Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st major league lefty catcher since 1906
  • 1958-08-28 American baseball player Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98)
  • 1958-09-01 St Louis Cardinals pitcher Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a NL record 9 batters in a 1-0 shutout of Cincinnati Reds
  • 1958-09-20 Baltimore Oriole knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0
  • 1959-02-01 Outfielder Zack Wheat, a Brooklyn Robins favourite of the 1910s and 1920s, is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame; Wheat hit .317 over 19-year career, and batted .300 or better 14 times
  • 1959-03-25 Bill White traded to St Louis for pitchers Sam Jones & Don Choate
  • 1959-04-10 Chicago White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox gets a MLB Opening Day record tying 5 hits in 7 at-bats in a 14-inning, 9–7 win in Detroit

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1959-04-11 Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale hits his 2nd Opening Day HR

MLB Player Don Drysdale
MLB Player
Don Drysdale

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1959-05-11 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1959-06-28 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
  • 1959-07-12 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game

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1959-07-30 In his MLB debut, SF Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4 in a 7-2 win over Philadelphia Phillies at Seal Stadium

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • 1959-08-02 Milwaukee Braves outfielder Bill Bruton hits 3 triples in 11-5 win v St. Louis Cardinals; 2 of them bases loaded, first time in 20th Century
  • 1959-08-02 Future Hall of Fame 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 MLB home runs in SF Giants 5-3 win v Pittsburgh Pirates

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1959-08-22 Cincinnati Reds future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs (6 RBIs) in 11-4 win over St. Louis Cardinals at Crosley Field

Baseball Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
Baseball Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson

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1959-11-04 Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1960-05-19 SF Giants rookie Juan Marichal beats Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0 on debut at Candlestick Park; first National League hurler since 1900 to debut with a one-hitter
  • 1960-05-27 Baltimore manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt, used by Baltimore Oriole Clint Courtney

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1960-07-04 Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle hits 3-run homer vs Washington, 18th MLB player to hit 300 HRs

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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1960-07-15 Baltimore's future Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle in the Orioles' 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox

Baseball Hall of Fame Third Baseman Brooks Robinson
Baseball Hall of Fame Third Baseman
Brooks Robinson
  • 1960-08-30 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7

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1960-11-02 New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris beats teammate Mickey Mantle for American League MVP Award, 225-222; second-closest vote ever

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1960-11-23 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961-04-30 SF outfielder Willie Mays becomes just the 9th player in MLB history to hit 4 homers in one game in the Giants 14-4 win against the Braves in Milwaukee

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1961-06-25 Baltimore and California use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns
  • 1961-06-29 SF outfielder Willie Mays becomes the 4th player in MLB history with 3 or more home runs twice in one season with a 10th inning blast in Giants 8-7 win over the Phillies in Philadelphia
  • 1961-07-05 St Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White smashes 3 HRs & a double in 9-1 rout of LA Dodgers
  • 1961-08-11 Milwaukee Braves future Baseball HOF pitcher Warren Spahn records career victory #300; beats Cubs, 2-1 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
  • 1961-08-14 Philadelphia Phillies crash, 9-2 to Chicago Cubs for 17th straight defeat; 11th straight time opposing pitcher throws complete game against Phillies
  • 1961-10-04 NY Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford records 3rd straight Baseball World Series shutout in Yankees 2-0 win v Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; NY wins series, 4-1
  • 1961-11-22 Frank Robinson, Cincinnati Reds outfielder, selected as NL MVP
  • 1962-03-21 Philadelphia Phillies retire pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
  • 1962-04-10 Houston Colt .45s make their MLB debut with an 11-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Colt Stadium; outfielder Román Mejías hits a pair of 3-run homers

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1962-04-24 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax's 2nd career 18-strikeout, in a 10-2 win over Cubs in Chicago

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • 1962-06-24 Outfielder Jack Reed hits his only MLB home run in the 22nd-inning as NY Yankees edge Detroit Tigers, 9-7 in slowest extra-inning game in league history; 7:00 hours
  • 1962-06-30 LA Dodgers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax no-hits New York Mets, 5-0; first of 4 career no-hitters thrown by Koufax
  • 1962-07-22 Chicago White Sox outfielder Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles) as WS defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-3 at Fenway Park
  • 1962-07-26 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
  • 1962-08-01 Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1962-09-02 St. Louis 1st baseman Stan Musial's records his 3,516th hit in Cards' 4-3 loss v NY Mets; overtakes Tris Speaker into 2nd place behind Ty Cobb on the MLB all-time list

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
  • 1962-09-18 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
  • 1962-09-23 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills breaks Ty Cobb's 1915 MLB steals record, recording #97 on his way to 104
  • 1962-09-26 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills becomes first player in MLB history to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
  • 1962-11-23 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named National League MVP
  • 1963-02-20 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays becomes the highest-paid player in MLB, signing a record $100,000 contract with the San Francisco Giants

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1963-03-10 MLB infielder Pete Rose debuts with Cincinnati at spring training in Tampa, Florida; hits in his first 2 at bats

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1963-04-01 NY Mets purchase future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider from the LA Dodgers for $40,000; Snider had starred for the Brooklyn Dodgers 1947-57

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1963-04-08 Detroit Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain on waivers from the Chicago WS; McLain goes on the win Cy Young Award 1968, 69 and AL MVP 1968

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain
  • 1963-04-11 Milwaukee Braves future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn beats NY Mets, 6-1 for his 328th win; most by a left-hander in MLB history
  • 1963-05-04 Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game
  • 1963-05-11 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his second career no-hitter; beats Juan Marichal and the SF Giants, 8-0
  • 1963-06-15 SF Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
  • 1963-07-13 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43
  • 1963-09-08 Milwaukee Braves future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 x 20-win seasons
  • 1963-11-07 New York Yankee catcher Elston Howard is first African-American to be voted AL MVP
  • 1963-11-26 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1963-12-02 MLB Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts; rule effective only in 1965
  • 1964-01-15 San Francisco Giants make champion outfielder Willie Mays the highest-paid player in baseball when they sign him to a new $105,000 per season contract
  • 1964-02-17 101st member elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, Chicago WS shortstop Luke Appling
  • 1964-04-14 LA Dodgers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk in 4-0 Opening Day win over St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1964-04-18 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax strikes out the side on 9 pitches, for major league best third time in his career
  • 1964-04-23 Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0
  • 1964-06-04 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax tosses his 3rd career no-hitter; beats Phillies, 3-0 in Philadelphia
  • 1964-06-21 Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning hurls a perfect game as Philadelphia beats the New York Mets, 6-0 on Fathers Day at Shea Stadium
  • 1964-08-14 LA Angels pitcher Bo Belinsky is suspended after hotel room fight with elderly Los Angeles Times sportswriter Braven Dyer
  • 1964-08-16 St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium
  • 1964-10-17 New York Yankees catcher fire Manager Yogi Berra
  • 1964-11-18 Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson wins American League MVP
  • 1964-11-24 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
  • 1965-01-31 19th century pitcher James 'Pud' Galvin elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1965-06-08 MLB Draft: Kansas City Athletics A's select Arizona State University outfielder Rick Monday #1; inaugural MLB Draft
  • 1965-06-14 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney no-hits New York Mets but loses in 11 innings, 1-0
  • 1965-06-15 Detroit pitcher Denny McLain in relief strikes out first 7 batters faced & record 14 in 6 2/3 innings in Tigers 6-5 win over Boston Red Sox; Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts
  • 1965-07-20 NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
  • 1965-07-30 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
  • 1965-08-19 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney throws his second no-hitter of the season in 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs
  • 1965-08-22 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
  • 1965-09-09 LA Dodgers future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his 4th career no-hitter and first perfect game in a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium
  • 1965-09-29 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season
  • 1965-10-03 Whitey Ford notches win #232 in season ending 11-5 victory v Boston Red Sox; becomes Yankees' winningest pitcher
  • 1965-11-03 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax is named Cy Young Award winner by a unanimous vote and for a third time; posts 26-8 record, 1.73 ERA and record-shattering 382 strikeouts
  • 1965-11-26 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1966-03-05 Player reps elect Marvin Miller as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966-06-07 MLB Draft: New York Mets pass on Reggie Jackson to select Antelope Valley HS catcher Steve Chilcott #1

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1966-07-03 Atlanta Braves Tony Cloninger, 1st NL player and only pitcher to hit 2 grand slams in a MLB game (17-3 v SF Giants)
  • 1966-07-12 Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson voted MLB All Star game MVP
  • 1966-08-27 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
  • 1966-09-17 Cleve pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
  • 1966-10-02 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax wins his 27th game of the season, 6-3 v Philadelphia Phillies; clinches Dodgers 3rd National League pennant in 4 years
  • 1966-11-01 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax becomes first 3-time winner of Cy Young Award; unanimous winner for 2nd straight year; final year only 1 award given for pitchers in both major leagues
  • 1966-11-08 Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles outfielder, selected as AL MVP,first player to win MVP in both leagues

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,454

  • 1925-09-18 Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th), born in Medway, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1925-09-26 Bobby Shantz, American baseball player (1952 AL MVP), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1925-10-29 Betty Evans Grayson, American softball pitcher (National Softball Hall of Fame 1959; Chicago Queens), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1979)
  • 1925-11-09 Bill Bruton, American MLB outfielder (NL stolen bases leader 1953-55), born in Penola, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • 1925-12-14 Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 59; no-hitter 1955; Chicago Cubs), born in Stewartsville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1926-01-06 Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1926-02-10 Randy Jackson, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1954, 55; Chicago Cubs), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2019)
  • 1926-02-12 Joe Garagiola, American MLB catcher (4 teams, 1946-54), sportscaster, and TV host (Today Show), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • 1926-03-18 Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • 1926-03-22 Billy Goodman, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1949, 53; AL batting champion 1950), born in Concord, North Carolina (d. 1984)
  • 1926-04-03 Alex Grammas, American baseball player, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1926-04-24 Glen Hobbie, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Witt, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1926-06-09 Roy Smalley Jr., American MLB shortstop (Cubs, Braves, Phillies, Twins, Yankees), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1926-06-14 Don Newcombe, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Madison, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1926-07-25 Whitey Lockman, American baseball player, born in Lowell, North Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1926-08-06 Clem Labine, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1956, 57; World Series 1955, 59, 60; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers, Detroit Tigers), born in Lincoln, Rhode Island (d. 2007)
  • 1926-09-11 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1926-09-19 Duke Snider, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8 x MLB All Star; World Series 1955, 59; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
  • 1926-09-30 Robin Roberts, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (7 x MLB All Star; won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1926-11-22 Lew Burdette, baseball player
  • 1926-12-13 Carl Erskine, American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), born in Anderson, Indiana
  • 1926-12-17 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1927-01-01 Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher (at the time [1943] youngest player in MLB history at 16; Philadelphia A’s), born in Gratz, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1927-01-26 Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1927-02-06 Smokey Burgess, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Caroleen, North Carolina (d. 1991)
  • 1927-02-18 Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1927-03-09 Jackie Jensen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1958), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1982)

Person of interestRichie Ashburn

1927-03-19 Richie Ashburn, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (6 × MLB All-Star; NL batting champion 1955, 58; Philadelphia Phillies) and sportscaster (Phillies TV 1963-71), born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1997)

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • 1927-03-23 John Logan, Endicott, NY, MLB shortstop (Boston and Milwaukee Braves), (d. 2013)
  • 1927-04-02 Billy Pierce, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star x 7; World Series 1945; AL wins leader 1957; MLB ERA leader 1955; AL strikeout leader; 1953; Chicago White Sox), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1927-05-09 Ray Katt, baseball player
  • 1927-08-07 Art Houtteman, American baseball player, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2003)
  • 1927-08-08 Johnny Temple, American baseball player (d. 1994)
  • 1927-10-15 Bill Henry, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), born in Alice, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1927-11-01 Victor Pellot, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (6 x MLB All Star; 7 x Gold Glove), born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico (d. 2005)
  • 1927-12-25 Nellie Fox, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (15 x MLB All Star; AL MVP 1959; Chicago White Sox), born in St. Thomas Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1927-12-26 Stu Miller, American baseball player
  • 1928-01-23 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2005)
  • 1928-02-07 Alphonse "Al" Smith [Fuzzy Smith], American MLB outfielder and third baseman (Cleveland Indians), born in Kirkwood, Missouri (d. 2002)
  • 1928-02-20 Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Person of interestBilly Martin

1928-05-16 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), born in Berekeley, California (d. 1989)

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • 1928-07-30 Joe Nuxhall, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (youngest MLB player at 15 years, 316 days), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1928-08-06 Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1928-08-12 Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1928-08-25 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, born in Horace, Nebraska (d. 2004)
  • 1928-10-04 Rip Repulski, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1956; World Series 1959), born in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota (d. 1993)
  • 1928-10-17 Jim Gilliam, American MLB player and coach (Dodgers, NL rookie of year 1953), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1978)

Person of interestWhitey Ford

1928-10-21 Whitey Ford, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (10 x MLB All Star; World Series 1950, 53, 56, 58, 61 [MVP], 62; AL Cy Young Award 1961; NY Yankees), born in NYC, NY (d. 2020)

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1928-11-13 Steve Bilko, American baseball player, born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1929-02-05 Al Worthington, baseball player
  • 1929-02-22 Ryne Duren, American near-sighted pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Cazenovia, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • 1929-02-23 Elston Howard, American baseball catcher (12 × MLB All-Star; 6 × World Series; AL MVP 1963; first African-American NY Yankee), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • 1929-04-29 Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1929-05-07 Dick Williams, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (Brooklyn Dodgers) and manager (World Series 1972, 73; Oakland A's), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1929-07-04 Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Cramer, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1929-07-04 Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1929-07-17 Roy McMillan, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (MLB All Star 1956-57; Gold Glove 1957-59; Cincinnati Reds), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1929-08-07 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (only perfect game in World Series history, Game 5 1956; World Series MVP 1956; NY Yankees), born in Michigan City, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • 1929-10-24 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1929-11-14 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2017)
  • 1929-11-17 Norm Zauchin, baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1929-12-18 Gino Cimoli, American baseball player
  • 1930-01-30 Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1992)
  • 1930-02-28 Frank Malzone, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1930-03-05 Del Crandall, American baseball catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957; 4 × Gold Glove Award; Boston/Milwaukee Braves) and manager (Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners), born in Ontario, California (d. 2021)
  • 1930-03-08 Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1930-04-03 Wally Moon, American baseball player, born in Bay, Arkansas (d. 2018)
  • 1930-04-12 Johnny Antonelli, American baseball pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star 1954, 56–59²; World Series, NL ERA leader 1954; SF Giants), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1930-06-02 Bob Lillis, baseball player
  • 1930-08-13 Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player and politician, born in Vinegar Bend, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • 1930-09-19 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), born in Troy, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1930-10-11 Bill Fischer, American baseball player, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1930-11-04 Dick Groat, American baseball shortstop (NL MVP 1960; MLB All-Star 1959–60, 62–64) and basketball guard (Fort Wayne Pistons), born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-11-10 Gene Conley, American MLB player and NBA player, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • 1930-11-23 Jack McKeon, American baseball manager (World Series 2003, Florida Marlins; 2 × NL Manager of the Year 1999, 2003), born in South Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1930-11-24 Bob Friend, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • 1930-12-04 Harvey Kuenn, American baseball utility (AL batting champion 1959; 10 × All-Star 1953–1960²; Detroit Tigers), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1988)
  • 1930-12-18 Bill Skowron [Moose], MLB First baseman (NY Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1931-01-17 Don Zimmer, American baseball player (1949-66), and coach or manager (19671-2014), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)

Person of interestErnie Banks

1931-01-31 Ernie Banks, American baseball shortstop, 1st baseman and hall of famer known as "Mr Cub" as he played all 19 of his seasons with the Chicago Cubs, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2015)

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Person of interestWillie Mays

1931-05-06 Willie Mays, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (24 x MLB All Star; 12 x Gold Glove Award; 660 career HRs, NL MVP 1954, 65; SF Giants, NY Mets), born in Westfield, Alabama

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1931-05-20 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1931-06-01 Hal Smith, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1957, 59²; St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Barling, Arkansas (d. 2014)
  • 1931-06-02 Larry Jackson, American baseball pitcher (5x MLB All-Star; MLB wins leader 1964; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Nampa, Idaho (d. 1990)
  • 1931-06-09 Bill Virdon, American baseball outfielder, manager, coach (NL Rookie of the Year 1955; World Series 1960; Gold Glove 1962), born in Hazel Park, Michigan
  • 1931-06-27 Eddie Kasko, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1961, 1961²; Cincinnati Reds) and manager (Boston Red Sox), born in Linden, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1931-07-16 Norm Sherry, American baseball catcher (Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets) and manager (California Angels), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021)
  • 1931-08-09 Chuck Essegian, American MLB baseball player, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1931-08-27 Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
  • 1931-10-13 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2001)

Person of interestMickey Mantle

1931-10-20 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma (d. 1995)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Person of interestJim Bunning

1931-10-23 Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9 x MLB All Star; perfect game 1964; no-hitter 1958; Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies) and politician (Rep. Senator-Ky), born in Southgate, Kentucky (d. 2017)

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator Jim Bunning
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator
Jim Bunning
  • 1931-11-16 Frank Bolling, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1961–62²; Gold Glove Award 1958; Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2020)
  • 1932-02-09 Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player
  • 1932-03-27 Wes Covington, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Laurinburg, North Carolina (d. 2011)
  • 1932-06-04 John McNamara, American MLB manager (American League Manager of the Year 1986; Boston Red Sox), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2020)
  • 1932-09-30 Johnny Podres, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1932-10-02 Maury Wills, American baseball shortstop and manager (7-time MLB All Star; NL MVP 1962), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1933-03-06 Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1933-03-20 George Altman, American MLB player, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 401 - 500 of 635

  • 2004-12-16 Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (b. 1933)
  • 2004-12-22 Doug Ault, American baseball player (b. 1950)
  • 2004-12-24 Johnny Oates, American MLB baseball catcher, 1970-81 (Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), and manager, 1991-2001 (Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers), dies of brain cancer at 58
  • 2004-12-29 Ken Burkhart, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals) and umpire, dies at 88
  • 2005-01-10 Tommy Fine, American baseball player, dies at 90
  • 2005-01-22 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1943)
  • 2005-02-13 Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)
  • 2005-03-06 Danny Gardella, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 2005-03-16 Dick Radatz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1963, 64; AL saves leader 1962, 64; Boston Red Sox), dies after falling down a flight of stairs at 67
  • 2005-03-26 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), dies at 90
  • 2005-04-07 Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2005-04-08 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player, dies at 78
  • 2005-04-13 Don Blasingame, American baseball player, dies at 73
  • 2005-04-23 Earl Wilson, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; AL wins leader 1967 Boston Red Sox), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • 2005-05-26 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2005-07-30 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 2005-08-08 Gene Mauch, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 2005-09-18 Marv Grissom, American baseball pitcher, coach (MLB All Star 1954, NY, SF Giants), dies at 87
  • 2005-10-30 Al López, Spanish-American baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959), dies at 97
  • 2005-11-29 Victor Pellot, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (6 x MLB All Star; 7 x Gold Glove; Cleveland, Minnesota), dies from cancer at 78
  • 2005-12-21 Elrod Hendricks, American baseball player and coach (b. 1940)
  • 2006-01-01 Paul Lindblad, American baseball pitcher (World Series champion 1973-74, 78; Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 64

Person of interestKirby Puckett

2006-03-06 Kirby Puckett, American MLB player (Minnesota Twins), dies of a stroke at 45

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 2006-04-09 Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and official (b. 1916)
  • 2006-04-13 Bill Baker, American baseball player, dies at 95
  • 2006-06-20 Billy Johnson, American baseball player, dies at 87

Person of interestBuck O'Neil

2006-10-06 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), dies at 94

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil
Baseball Player and Coach
Buck O'Neil
  • 2006-10-11 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • 2006-10-27 Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1979; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), dies from a brain aneurysm at 61
  • 2006-11-07 Johnny Sain, American baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • 2006-11-22 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2006-12-08 José Uribe, Dominican baseball player (b. 1959)
  • 2006-12-17 Larry Sherry, American baseball pitcher (World Series MVP 1959, LA Dodgers), dies at 71
  • 2007-01-30 Max Lanier, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1943-44; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 91
  • 2007-02-04 Steve Barber, American baseball pitcher (b. 1938)
  • 2007-02-06 Lew Burdette, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 2007-02-09 Hank Bauer, American baseball infielder, manager (8-time World Series champion; NY Yankees, Baltimore Orioles), dies from lung cancer at 84
  • 2007-03-02 Clem Labine, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1956, 57; World Series 1955, 59, 60; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers, Detroit Tigers), dies after exploratory brain surgery at 80
  • 2007-03-08 John Vukovich, American baseball player and coach.. (b. 1947)
  • 2007-04-29 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), dies at 94
  • 2007-04-29 Josh Hancock, American baseball player, dies at 29
  • 2007-06-04 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1937)
  • 2007-06-23 Rod Beck, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 94, 97; San Francisco Giants), dies from a drug overdose at 38
  • 2007-07-22 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)

Person of interestPhil Rizzuto

2007-08-13 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster and MLB shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), dies at 89

Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop Phil Rizzuto
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop
Phil Rizzuto
  • 2007-11-13 Kazuhisa Inao, Japanese baseball player (b. 1937)
  • 2007-11-15 Joe Nuxhall, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (youngest MLB player at 15 years, 316 days), dies at 79
  • 2007-11-23 Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)
  • 2008-01-02 Gerry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1952-53, 60; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 2008-01-13 Johnny Podres, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • 2008-04-14 Tommy Holmes, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1945, 48; NL HR leader 1945; Boston Braves) and manager (Boston Braves), dies at 91
  • 2008-04-19 John Marzano, American baseball player (b. 1963)
  • 2008-07-12 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), dies of brain cancer at 62
  • 2008-09-24 Mickey Vernon, American baseball first baseman (7 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1960; AL batting champion 1946, 53), dies at 90
  • 2008-10-10 Sid Hudson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1941, 42; Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox), dies at 93
  • 2008-10-15 Tom Tresh, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1962-63; AL Rookie of Year 1962; NY Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • 2008-11-09 Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, American baseball pitcher (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies at 92
  • 2008-11-11 Herb Score, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 56; Cleveland Indians) and announcer (Cleveland Indians 1964-97), dies at 75
  • 2008-12-17 Dave Smith, American baseball player (b. 1955)
  • 2008-12-19 Dock Ellis, American baseball pitcher (b. 1945)
  • 2009-01-22 Billy Werber, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), dies at 100
  • 2009-03-17 Whitey Lockman, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • 2009-03-24 George Kell, American MLB 10x All-Star, 1949 AL batting champ, infielder, 1943-57 (Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers, and 3 other teams), dies at 86
  • 2009-03-25 Johnny Blanchard, American baseball player (b. 1933)
  • 2009-04-09 Nick Adenhart, American baseball player, dies at 22
  • 2009-04-13 Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers) nicknamed "The Bird", dies at 54
  • 2009-05-08 Dom DiMaggio, American baseball outfielder, 1940-53 (Boston Red Sox), co-founder of New England Patriots, dies at 92

Person of interestWillie Davis

2010-03-09 Willie Davis, American MLB center fielder (LA Dodgers), dies at 69

Baseball Player Willie Davis
Baseball Player
Willie Davis
  • 2010-04-02 Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1967, 70, 71, 74); World Series 1964, 70; AL Cy Young Award 1969; Baltimore Orioles), dies from stomach cancer at 72
  • 2010-05-06 Robin Roberts, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (7 x MLB All Star; won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53; Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 83
  • 2010-05-23 Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (b. 1972)
  • 2010-05-24 Morrie Martin, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1949-59 (Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Athletics, and 5 other teams), and double Purple Heart Army veteran, dies at 87
  • 2010-07-21 Ralph Houk, American baseball catcher, coach, manager and executive (World Series champion 1947, 52-53, coach, 58; mgr 1961-62; NY Yankees), dies at 90
  • 2010-08-16 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, dies at 86
  • 2010-09-23 Bob Shaw, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), dies at 77
  • 2010-11-02 Clyde King, American baseball pitcher, coach, manager and executive (Brooklyn Dodgers; New York Yankees), dies at 86
  • 2010-11-15 Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 2010-11-20 Danny McDevitt, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • 2010-11-28 Gil McDougald, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2010-12-02 Ron Santo, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9-time MLB All Star; 5-time Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), dies from bladder cancer at 70
  • 2010-12-15 Bob Feller, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Triple Crown 1940; 3 x no-hit games), dies from leukemia at 92
  • 2010-12-17 Walt Dropo, American baseball player (b. 1923)
  • 2010-12-18 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), dies at 94
  • 2011-02-03 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player (Milwaukee Braves), dies at 75
  • 2011-02-04 Woodie Fryman, American baseball player, dies at 70
  • 2011-02-08 Tony Malinosky, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • 2011-02-11 Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 82
  • 2011-02-27 Duke Snider, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8 x MLB All Star; World Series 1955, 59; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers), dies at 84
  • 2011-03-15 Marty Marion, American baseball shortstop and manager (MLB All-Star 1943–50; NL MVP 1944; St. Louis Cardinals), dies from a heart attack at 93
  • 2011-04-12 Eddie Joost, American baseball player and manager (Philadelphia Athletics), dies at 94
  • 2011-04-30 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player, dies at 105

Person of interestHarmon Killebrew

2011-05-17 Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), dies at 74

Baseball Player Harmon Killebrew
Baseball Player
Harmon Killebrew
  • 2011-05-25 Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), dies of oral cancer at 64
  • 2011-07-07 Dick Williams, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (Brooklyn Dodgers) and manager (World Series 1972, 73; Oakland A's), dies at 82
  • 2011-07-27 Hideki Irabu, Japanese-American NPB and MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-2004 (New York Yankees, 1997-2002), takes his own life at 42
  • 2011-08-24 Mike Flanagan, American baseball pitcher (b. 1951)
  • 2011-10-01 Johnny Schmitz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1946, 48; NL saves leader 1946), dies at 90
  • 2011-11-03 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball outfielder (NL batting champion 1966; MLB All-Star 1968-69), dies of diabetes complications at 72
  • 2011-12-15 Andy Carey, third baseman for 1950s New York Yankees, dies at 80
  • 2012-02-16 Gary Carter, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1986; Gold Glove Award 1980–82; Montreal Expos, NY Mets), dies from brain tumor at 57

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