Baseball Players in History (Part 5)

Events in Sport

Events 401 - 500 of 868

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966-11-16 Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1966-11-23 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • 1966-11-25 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1967-02-18 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
  • 1967-04-20 NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins his 1st game, helps beat Cubs, 6-1
  • 1967-06-18 Houston Astros pitcher Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0

  • 1967-07-22 Atlanta Braves establish MLB record for number of pitchers called upon in one inning; 5 used in 9th inning of 5-4 defeat to St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1967-08-06 Minnesota Twins pitcher Dean Chance throws a perfect no-hitter vs Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings before game is called because of weather
  • 1967-08-06 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) hits into MLB record 4th career triple play
  • 1967-08-28 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
  • 1967-09-22 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
  • 1967-11-20 Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year
  • 1968-04-30 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 NY Yankees in a 9 inning game
  • 1968-05-21 Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game
  • 1968-06-01 St. Louis Cardinals side-arming left-hander Joe Hoerner ties NL record for most consecutive strikeouts by a relief pitcher, fanning the final 6 batters to earn a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets
  • 1968-07-01 Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 scoreless innings (3rd most live era) ends on wild pitch but earns 8-1 win v LA Dodgers
  • 1968-07-03 Cleveland pitcher Luis Tiant strikes out MLB record 19 Minnesota Twins in 1-0 win; record for 10 inning game; also record 32 Ks in consecutive games
  • 1968-07-30 Washington shortstop Ron Hansen makes 8th unassisted triple-play in MLB history and first in 41 years as Senators lose, 10-1 to Cleveland Indians
  • 1968-08-02 Ron Hansen (Washington Senators) & Tim Cullen (Chicago WS) become the first MLB players to be traded for each other twice in the same season; they had been traded in February in opposite directions
  • 1968-09-27 Cardinals' super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year
  • 1968-10-02 St. Louis pitcher Bob Gibson establishes a new Baseball World Series mark by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals beat Detroit, 4-0 in Game 1 of the Fall Classic
  • 1968-11-01 Detroit pitcher Denny McLain is named unanimous AL Cy Young Award winner after finishing MLB season, 31-6 for World Series winning Tigers
  • 1968-11-05 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)
  • 1968-11-19 Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1968-11-21 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • 1968-12-03 MLB Rules Committee adopts a series of changes designed to increase amount of offensive run production; decreases strike zone size and lowers height of pitcher's mound from 15" to 10"; changes are successful

  • 1969-04-01 Seattle Pilots trade little-known minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to KC Royals for 2 prospects; hits .282 with 11 HRs & 68 RBI to win AL Rookie of the Year; becomes leading MLB manager
  • 1969-04-30 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney records his second MLB no-hitter in 10-0 rout of Houston Astros
  • 1969-06-15 Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1969-06-29 On 'Billy Williams Day' at Wrigley Field, Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive MLB games played (896) as Chicago sweeps St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1 and 12-1

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1969-08-05 Pirates outfielder Willie Stargell smashes first and longest home run ever hit out of Dodger Stadium; the incomparable shot off Alan Foster, measures 506 feet
  • 1969-09-29 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
  • 1969-11-25 KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • 1970-01-17 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
  • 1970-04-22 NY Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher
  • 1970-06-12 Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Doc Ellis no-hits the Padres, 2-0 at San Diego Stadium
  • 1970-07-03 California Angels pitcher Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1970-07-18 Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1970-08-01 Future Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Stargell smacks 3 doubles and 2 homers in a 20-10 Pirates win v Braves
  • 1970-09-03 After playing a NL record 1,117 consecutive MLB games, Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Williams asks to sit out
  • 1970-09-27 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
  • 1970-11-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson wins his second NL Cy Young Award (23-7 record, 274 strikeouts and 3.12 ERA
  • 1970-11-25 New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1971-05-11 Cleveland's pitcher Steve Dunning hits a grand slam off Oakland Athletics pitcher Diego Seguí
  • 1971-06-05 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
  • 1971-09-05 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
  • 1971-11-02 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Pat Dobson no-hits the Yomiuri Giants, 2 - 0; first no-hitter in history of exhibition play between American and Japanese teams
  • 1971-11-24 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1972-02-29 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron becomes first player to earn $200,000 average annual salary; signs 3-year deal with Atlanta Braves after one of his best seasons – .327 average, 47 HRs and 118 RBIs

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1972-04-01 MLB players stage first ever collective strike; play resumes (13/4/72) when owners and players agree to $500,000 increase in pension fund payments
  • 1972-04-13 1st baseball players' strike ends after 13 days
  • 1972-05-11 Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams & cash
  • 1972-07-14 Plate umpire and catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is umpire & Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, KC Royals win 1-0
  • 1972-07-21 Los Angeles Dodgers release and end career of knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
  • 1972-07-31 Chicago infielder Dick Allen becomes only 7th player in MLB history to hit 2 inside-the-park home runs in a game; both off Bert Blyleven in 8-1 White Sox win over Minnesota Twins
  • 1972-08-05 Detroit Tigers shortstop Ed Brinkman commits an error ending record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a misplay
  • 1972-09-02 Chicago Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas no-hits San Diego Padres, 8-0
  • 1972-10-02 Montreal Expos' pitcher Bill Stoneman no-hits the New York Mets, 7 - 0 at Parc Jarry; first MLB no-hitter ever pitched in Canada
  • 1972-10-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton wins 27th game as Philadelphia beats Cubs, 11-1 at Wrigley Field; almost half Phillies' 59 wins
  • 1972-10-03 Roric Harrison homers as Baltimore beats Cleveland, 4-3; last AL pitcher to homer until MLB inter-league play 25 years later
  • 1972-10-08 In Game 2 of ALCS, Oakland A's Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher
  • 1972-11-02 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton is unanimously selected National League Cy Young Award winner; wins 27 games for Phillies, who as a team win only 57 games
  • 1973-02-01 Outfielder Monte Irvin is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Special Committee on the Negro Leagues; fourth inductee through the committee
  • 1973-03-05 Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives
  • 1973-04-27 KC Royals pitcher Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • 1973-05-17 Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg trying to scale wall to prevent a Dick Green home run during a 5-4 loss to the A's
  • 1973-06-07 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
  • 1973-06-20 Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)
  • 1973-07-19 NY Mets future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays is named to NL All Star team for 24th time (ties Stan Musial)
  • 1973-08-01 MLB All Star catchers Thurman Munson of the NY Yankees and Boston Red Sox' Carlton Fisk brawl at home plate Fenway Park; Red Sox win, 3-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-08-02 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman George Brett gets his 1st MLB hit on debut for the Kansas City Royals in 3-1 win v Chicago WS

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1973-08-04 NY Yankees pitcher Lindy McDaniel puts in one of the best relief stints in MLB history, entering in 2nd inning, allows only 1 run in 13 innings in 3-2 win v Detroit Tigers
  • 1973-08-05 Braves pitcher Phil Niekro no-hits the San Diego Padres, 9-0, the first for the franchise in Atlanta

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-10-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/manager Leo Durocher ends his 45 year career in the sport when he resigns as Houston Astros manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1973-10-14 42 year old future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Willie Mays' last MLB career hit, as NY Mets beat A's, 10-7 in World Series Game 2 in Oakland
  • 1973-10-25 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
  • 1973-12-05 Chicago Cubs Ron Santo becomes 1st baseball player to invoke 10-5 rule and veto his trade (with the California Angels)
  • 1973-12-07 Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
  • 1973-12-07 Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers
  • 1974-02-11 Minnesota Twins pitcher Dick Woodson is first of 48 to invoke Major League Baseball's new arbitration rule
  • 1974-02-11 First Major League Baseball arbitration case; Minnesota Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins; Twins offered $23,000
  • 1974-05-06 A's pitcher Paul Lindblad makes an errant throw in 1st inning of 6-3 loss to Balt ends his record streak of 385 consecutive errorless games
  • 1974-06-07 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
  • 1974-06-19 KC Royals pitcher Steve Busby throws his 2nd career no-hitter; beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
  • 1974-06-24 Kansas City pitcher Steve Busby retires first 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batsmen retired; Royals still lose, 3-1 to Chicago
  • 1974-07-08 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game
  • 1974-07-17 Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
  • 1974-07-19 Cleveland Indians pitcher Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
  • 1974-08-20 Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat
  • 1974-09-03 SF Giants' pitcher John Montefusco in his MLB debut, homers in his first at bat and pitches 9 innings in relief to earn a 9 - 5 victory over the Dodgers

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,456

  • 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 (won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53), 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 hall of fame baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets) and sportscaster, 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
  • 1927-06-21 Jackie Collum, American baseball player, born in Victor, Iowa (d. 2009)
  • 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)
  • 1928-05-16 Billy Martin, American baseball 2nd baseman and manager (NY Yankees, Oakland A's), born in Berekeley, California (d. 1989)
  • 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 [Edward Charles Ford], American hall of fame baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in NYC

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, Yankee catcher (1st African American NY Yankee/1963 AL MVP)
  • 1929-04-29 Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1929-05-07 Dick Williams, American baseball player and manager (including Seattle 1986-87), 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. 2019)
  • 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 player
  • 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, baseball player
  • 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)

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, baseball player
  • 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)
  • 1931-08-09 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
  • 1931-10-23 Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, politician (perfect game vs Mets 1965, Rep. Senator-Ky), born in Southgate, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 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
  • 1933-04-29 Edwin "Ed" Charles, American MLB third baseman (Miracle Mets-1969), born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 2018)
  • 1933-06-02 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Missouri, (d. 2014)
  • 1933-06-07 Herb Score, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 56; Cleveland Indians) and announcer (Cleveland Indians 1964-97), born in Rosedale, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1933-06-16 Ken Johnson, MLB player - 1st pitcher to lose a complete game nine-inning no-hitter, born in West Palm Beach, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1933-06-29 Bob Shaw, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1933-08-01 Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (only Japanese pitcher to win 400 games; perfect game 1957), born in Heiwa, Nakashima, Aichi, Japan (d. 2019)
  • 1933-08-10 Rocky Colavito, baseball player (Hit 4 HRs in a game), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1933-11-04 Tito Francona, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1961), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1933-11-17 Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 401 - 500 of 595

  • 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 Lopez, American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)
  • 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 player, 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 Mike Coolbaugh former baseball player and coach (b.1972)
  • 2007-07-22 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
  • 2007-08-13 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster and MLB shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), dies at 89
  • 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 MLB baseball player, 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
  • 2008-11-11 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 baseball player, 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 player (b. 1917)
  • 2009-08-29 Jackie Collum, American baseball player, dies at 82

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

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  • 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 (won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53), dies at 83
  • 2010-05-23 Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (b. 1972)
  • 2010-05-24 Morrie Martin, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1922)
  • 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
  • 2011-04-30 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player, dies at 105
  • 2011-05-17 Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), dies at 74
  • 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 player and manager (including Seattle 1986-87), dies at 82
  • 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
  • 2012-03-04 Don Mincher, American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies at 73
  • 2012-03-20 Mel Parnell [Melvin], American Major League Baseball pitcher, dies from cancer at 89
  • 2012-04-27 Bill Skowron, American MLB player, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • 2012-06-04 Pedro Borbón, Dominican baseball pitcher (World Series 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds), dies from cancer at 65
  • 2012-08-13 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager, dies at 92
  • 2012-09-18 Jack Kralick, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1964; no hitter 1962; Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians), dies from complications of strokes at 77
  • 2012-10-11 John Junior "Champ" Summers, American MLB player, dies from kidney cancer at 66
  • 2012-10-16 Eddie Yost, American MLB player, dies from cardiovascular disease at 86
  • 2012-11-01 Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983; Atlanta Braves), dies during apparent home robbery at 55
  • 2012-11-27 Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (Major League Baseball Players Association 1966-1982), dies at 95
  • 2013-02-02 Pepper Paire, American National Women's Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (1948 AAGPBL All-Star Team), dies at 88
  • 2013-03-13 Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, dies at 94
  • 2013-03-23 Virgil Trucks, American MLB pitcher (two-time All Star), dies at 95