On This Day

Baseball Players in History (Part 6)

Events in Sport

Events 501 - 600 of 998

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
  • 1967-02-16 NY Yankees pitcher Red Ruffing elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1967-02-18 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-04-20 NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins his 1st game, helps beat Cubs, 6-1

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • 1967-06-18 Houston Astros pitcher Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0 at the Astrodome, Houston
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1967-08-06 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) hits into MLB record 4th career triple play

Baseball Hall of Fame Third Baseman Brooks Robinson
Baseball Hall of Fame Third Baseman
Brooks Robinson
  • 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
  • 1967-12-15 Retired baseball player Joe Garagiola joins "Today" show panel
  • 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 White Sox) 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Hall of Fame Baseball Player Willie Stargell
Hall of Fame Baseball Player
Willie Stargell
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970-08-11 Future Baseball HOF pitcher Jim Bunning becomes 2nd Cy Young Award winner to win 100 games in both NL and AL; Phillies beat Houston 6-5 at Astrodome

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator Jim Bunning
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator
Jim Bunning
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-02-25 Lopsided MLB trade - St. Louis Cardinals trade pitcher Steve Carlton to Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Rick Wise

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

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
  • 1972-04-16 Chicago Cubs rookie pitcher Burt Hooton hurls a 4-0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 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 and Tom Haller is Detroit Tigers catcher; Kansas City 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
  • 1972-09-30 Pittsburgh right fielder Roberto Clemente doubles off Mets' Jon Matlack to become the 11th MLB player to record 3000 hits as Pirates beat NY, 5-0
  • 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 Atlanta Braves pitcher Phil Niekro no-hits San Diego Padres, 9-0; first no-hitter for 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-10-21 World Series Baseball, Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum: defending champion Oakland A's beat NY Mets, 5-2 in Game 7 to retain title; A's manager Dick Williams immediately quits; MVP: A's outfielder Reggie Jackson

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-10-25 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • 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
  • 1974-09-03 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
  • 1974-10-02 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron hits his final home run as a member of the Atlanta Braves, in a 13-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds; Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat
  • 1974-10-22 MLB New York Yankees trade outfielder Bobby Murcer to San Francisco Giants for outfielder Bobby Bonds
  • 1974-10-23 Chicago Cubs trade 6-time MLB All Star outfielder Billy Williams to Oakland A's for second baseman Manny Trillo and 2 pitchers
  • 1974-11-02 Atlanta Braves trade then MLB home run king Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Dave May

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,454

  • 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, American baseball pitcher (only pitcher to lose a complete game 9-inning no-hitter 1964), 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
  • 1933-12-04 Dick Ricketts Jr., American basketball center (# 1 overall pick 1955 NBA draft St. Louis Hawks) and baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • 1934-01-08 Gene Freese, American baseball player, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 2013)
  • 1934-01-28 Bill White, American baseball infielder (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1964; 7 × Gold Glove Award; St. Louis Cardinals), broadcaster (NY Yankees) and executive (NL President 1989-94), born in Lakewood, Florida

Person of interestHank Aaron

1934-02-05 Hank Aaron, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (MLB record 755 HRs; NL MVP 1957; 25 × MLB All-Star; Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2021) [1]

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1934-03-08 Marv Breeding, American baseball player (d.2006)
  • 1934-04-29 Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan baseball player (Chicago White Sox, MLB Hall of Fame), born in Maracaibo, Venezuela
  • 1934-05-13 Leon Wagner, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1962, 63; LA Angels), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • 1934-06-03 Jim Gentile, MLB player, "Diamond Jim", born in San Francisco

Person of interestRoberto Clemente

1934-08-18 Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (15 x MLB All Star; World Series 1960, 71 [MVP]; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico (d. 1972)

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Person of interestRoger Maris

1934-09-10 Roger Maris, American baseball right fielder (7-time MLB All Star, 61 HRs 1961), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 1985)

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1934-10-01 Chuck Hiller, American MLB second baseman (first NL player in history to hit a grand slam HR in World Series play, 1962), born in Johnsburg, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1934-10-02 Earl Wilson, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; AL wins leader 1967 Boston Red Sox), born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1934-11-10 Norm Cash, American baseball 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), born in Eldorado, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1934-11-30 Steve Hamilton, American baseball pitcher (New York Yankees) and basketball forward (Minneapolis Lakers), born in Columbia, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • 1934-12-02 Andre Rodgers, Bahamian baseball shortstop (first Bahamian to play in MLB; NY/SF Giants; Chicago Cubs), born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 2004)
  • 1934-12-19 Al Kaline, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (18 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1968; 10 × Gold Glove Award; Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2020)
  • 1935-01-26 Bob Uecker, American catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1935-03-23 Desmond Pitcher, CEO (Merseyside Development Corporation)
  • 1935-05-22 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player (Milwaukee Braves), born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1935-06-01 Jack Kralick, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1964; no hitter 1962; Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1935-06-29 Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball catcher and manager (first NPB batter to win Triple Crown 1965; Nankai Hawks), born in Kyōtango Kyoto, Japan (d. 2020)
  • 1935-07-15 Donn Clendenon, baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1935-07-21 Moe Drabowsky, American baseball player (1966 World Series), born in Ozanna, Poland (d. 2006)
  • 1935-07-25 Larry Sherry, American baseball pitcher (World Series MVP 1959, LA Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1935-08-13 Jim "Mudcat" Grant, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1963, 65; Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, and 5 other teams), singer, and writer (Black Aces), born in Lacoochee, Florida (d. 2021)
  • 1935-08-19 Bobby Richardson, American MLB 2nd baseman (NY Yankees), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • 1935-08-27 Ernie Broglio, American baseball player

Person of interestFrank Robinson

1935-08-31 Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (MVP 1961-NL and 1966-AL), born in Beaumont, TX (d. 2019)

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • 1935-09-27 Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, American professional baseball player at 1st female pitcher to play in the Negro Leagues, born in Ridgeway, South Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1935-10-30 Jim Perry, American baseball player, born in Williamston, North Carolina
  • 1935-11-09 Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1968, 70; NL MVP 1968; 9 x MLB All Star; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2020)
  • 1935-12-13 Joe Christopher, American baseball player, born in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 1935-12-13 Lindy McDaniel, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1960; NL saves leader 1959, 60, 63), born in Hollis, Oklahoma
  • 1935-12-19 Tony Taylor, Cuban baseball second baseman (MLB All Star 1960; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers), born in Central Álava, Cuba (d. 2020)
  • 1935-12-25 Al Jackson, American MLB player (New York Mets), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2019)

Person of interestSandy Koufax

1935-12-30 Sandy Koufax, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (7 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1955, 59, 63, 65; perfect game 1967; Cy Young Award 1963, 65, 66; Triple Crown 1963, 65, 66; LA Dodgers), born in Brooklyn, New York

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • 1936-01-06 Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Nuevo Laredo (d. 2017)
  • 1936-04-01 Ron Perranoski, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1963, 65; LA Dodgers; AL saves leader 1969, 70) and coach (World Series 1981, 88; LAD), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1936-05-09 Floyd Robinson, baseball player (White Sox, Reds, A's), born in Prescott, Arkansas

Person of interestHarmon Killebrew

1936-06-29 Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in Payette, Idaho (d. 2011)

Baseball Player Harmon Killebrew
Baseball Player
Harmon Killebrew

Person of interestDon Drysdale

1936-07-23 Don Drysdale, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1959, 63, 65; 9 x MLB All Star; Cy Young Award 1962; Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)

MLB Player Don Drysdale
MLB Player
Don Drysdale
  • 1936-08-08 Frank Howard, baseball player (NL Rookie of the Year 1960)
  • 1936-08-09 Julián Javier, American baseball player, born in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1936-08-11 Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1936-09-05 Bill Mazeroski, American MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1936-09-14 Stan Williams, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1960²; World Series 1959, 1990 [coach: Cincinnati Reds]; NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Enfield, New Hampshire (d. 2021)
  • 1936-10-12 Tony Kubek, American baseball shortstop (MLB All-Star (1958, 59², 61, 61²; World Series 1958, 61, 62; NY Yankees) and sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1936-12-07 Bo Belinsky, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; LA Angels), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1936-12-13 J. C. Martin, American baseball player, born in Axton, Virginia
  • 1937-02-02 Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
  • 1937-02-09 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1937-04-02 Dick Radatz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1963, 64; AL saves leader 1962, 64; Boston Red Sox), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • 1937-05-07 Claude Raymond, Quebec baseball player, born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
  • 1937-05-08 Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1967, 70, 71, 74); World Series 1964, 70; AL Cy Young Award 1969; Baltimore Orioles), born in Santa Clara, Cuba (d. 2010)
  • 1937-05-10 Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), born in Henning, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1937-05-14 Dick Howser, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star All-Star 1961, 61²; KC A's) and manager (World Series 1977, 78 NY Yankees; KC Royals 1985), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1987)

Person of interestBrooks Robinson

1937-05-18 Brooks Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (18 x MLB All Star; World Series 1966, 70 [MVP]; 16 × Gold Glove Award; Baltimore Orioles), born in Little Rock, Arkansas

Baseball Hall of Fame Third Baseman Brooks Robinson
Baseball Hall of Fame Third Baseman
Brooks Robinson
  • 1937-07-02 Dick Berardino, baseball player
  • 1937-09-17 Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • 1937-10-20 Juan Marichal, Dominican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (10 × MLB All-Star; NL wins leader 1968; MLB ERA leader 1969; no-hitter 1963; SF Giants), born in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic

Person of interestWillie McCovey

1938-01-10 Willie McCovey, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6 x MLB All Star; NL MVP 1969; NL home run leader 1963, 68, 69; SF Giants), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2018)

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • 1938-01-18 Curt Flood, American baseball player (St Louis Cards), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1938-02-07 Juan Pizarro, baseball player
  • 1938-02-18 Manny Mota, Dominican baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1938-03-02 Donald Schwall, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1961²; AL Rookie of the Year 1961; Boston Red Sox), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-04-05 Ron Hansen, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1960, 60²; AL Rookie of the Year 1960; Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox), born in Oxford, Nebraska
  • 1938-04-16 Rich Rollins, American MLB third baseman, born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-05-03 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player, born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • 1938-05-10 Merritt Ranew, baseball player
  • 1938-06-02 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), born in Kent, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1938-06-04 Art Mahaffey, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star (1961, 1961², 1962²; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1938-06-15 Billy Williams, baseball player (Cubs)
  • 1938-06-24 Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball 1st baseman, (d. 2012)
  • 1938-07-12 Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)
  • 1938-07-12 Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973, 77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • 1938-07-29 Don Wert, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Strasburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-09-15 Gaylord Perry, American baseball player (1972 AL Cy Young winner), born in Williamston, North Carolina
  • 1938-09-20 Tom Tresh, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1962-63; AL Rookie of Year 1962; NY Yankees), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1938-09-29 Mike McCormick, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1960–1961²; NL Cy Young Award 1967; NL wins leader 1967; NL ERA leader 1960; SF Giants), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2020)
  • 1938-11-07 Jim Katt, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Zeeland, Michigan
  • 1938-11-27 Jose Tartabull, Cuban NLB player, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
  • 1938-12-22 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball outfielder (NL batting champion 1966; MLB All-Star 1968-69), born in Haina, Dominican Republic (d. 2011)
  • 1939-02-18 Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
  • 1939-02-22 Steve Barber, American MLB pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)

Person of interestJack Fisher

1939-03-04 Jack Fisher, MLB Pitcher, born in Frostburg, Maryland

MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • 1939-03-06 Cookie Rojas, baseball player
  • 1939-03-08 Jim Bouton, American baseball pitcher, author and broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1939-04-01 Phil Niekro, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, famed knuckleballer; no-hitter 1973; 5 x MLB All Star; 5 x Gold Glove; Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves), born in Blaine, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1939-04-18 Von McDaniel, American baseball player, born in Hollis, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • 1939-05-02 Gates Brown, American MLB outfielder (Detroit Tigers: 1963-75), born in Crestline, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1939-05-09 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 501 - 600 of 635

  • 2012-03-04 Don Mincher, American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies at 73
  • 2012-03-20 Mel Parnell, American MLB pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1947-56), coach, and broadcaster, 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

Person of interestStan Musial

2013-01-19 Stan Musial, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (24 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942, 44, 46; NL MVP 1943, 46, 48; 7 × NL batting champion; St Louis Cardinals), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 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
  • 2013-03-25 Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
  • 2013-03-30 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, dies from liver cancer at 82
  • 2013-04-11 Grady Hatton, American baseball player and manager, dies from natural causes at 90
  • 2013-04-25 Rick Camp, American MLB pitcher, dies of natural causes at 59
  • 2013-06-15 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, dies from complications of a cardiac condition at 87
  • 2013-06-18 Gene Freese, American MLB player, dies from complications of back surgery at 79
  • 2013-07-14 Matt Batts, American MLB player, dies at 91
  • 2013-07-28 George Scott, American MLB player, dies at 69
  • 2013-07-28 Frank Castillo, American MLB player, drowns at 44
  • 2013-08-09 John Logan, American MLB player, dies at 86
  • 2013-08-09 Glen Hobbie, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), dies at 77
  • 2013-09-27 Gates Brown, American MLB player (Detroit Tigers: 1963-75), dies at 74
  • 2013-10-08 Andy Pafko, American baseball player, dies at 92
  • 2013-12-22 Ed Herrmann, American baseball player, dies from prostate cancer at 67
  • 2013-12-25 Mike Hegan, American baseball player, dies from heart failure at 71
  • 2013-12-26 Paul Blair, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1969, 73; World Series 1966, 70, 77-78; Gold Glove Award 1967, 69–75; Baltimore Orioles), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • 2014-01-05 Jerry Coleman, American MLB 2nd baseman, dies from complications from brain bleeding and surgery at 89
  • 2014-02-06 Ralph Kiner, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL home run leader 1946–52; 6×MLB All-Star; Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), dies at 91
  • 2014-04-09 Bertha Tickey, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973), dies at 91
  • 2014-04-11 Bill Henry, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • 2014-04-12 Hal Smith, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1957, 59²; St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 82
  • 2014-06-08 Billy McCool, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), dies at 69
  • 2014-06-09 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), dies from a broken neck at 57
  • 2014-06-16 Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, 1982-2001; 8X NL batting champion; 15x All-Star (San Diego Padres), dies of salivary gland cancer at 54
  • 2014-06-28 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), dies at 84
  • 2014-08-15 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • 2014-10-26 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player, dies at 52
  • 2014-11-13 Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • 2014-11-17 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player, dies from blood cancer at 73

Person of interestErnie Banks

2015-01-23 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, dies of a heart attack at 83

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 2015-01-25 Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), dies of myeloid leukemia at 78
  • 2015-02-28 Alex Johnson, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, AL batting champion 1970, California Angels), dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • 2015-03-13 Al Rosen, American baseball third baseman (MLB All-Star 1952–55; World Series 1948; AL MVP 1953; Cleveland Indians) and executive (NL Executive of the Year 1989), dies at 91
  • 2015-07-31 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 WS), dies from gallbladder cancer at 88
  • 2015-09-08 Joaquín Andújar, Dominican professional baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), dies at 62

Person of interestYogi Berra

2015-09-22 Lorenzo "Yogi" Berra, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18X MLB All-Star; 13X World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951, 54, 55), and Purple Heart recipient, dies at 90

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 2015-10-11 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964, 67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967), dies at 74
  • 2015-11-21 Ken Johnson, American baseball pitcher (only pitcher to lose a complete game 9-inning no-hitter 1964), dies at 82
  • 2015-12-29 Frank Malzone, American MLB player (Boston Red Sox), dies at 85
  • 2016-01-23 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, American professional baseball player (White Sox), dies at 72
  • 2016-02-17 Tony Phillips, American MLB player (Oakland Athletics), dies at 56
  • 2016-03-23 Joe Garagiola, American MLB catcher (4 teams, 1946-54), sportscaster, and TV host (Today Show), dies at 90
  • 2016-04-19 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, (3-time MLB All Star), dies at 76
  • 2016-05-21 Jim Ray Hart, American baseball player (Giants), dies at 74
  • 2016-06-25 Jim Hickman, American baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 79
  • 2016-11-23 Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), dies at 90
  • 2016-12-29 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player, dies at 78
  • 2017-03-22 Dallas Green, American baseball manager and pitcher (Phillies, Yankees), dies at 82
  • 2017-03-31 Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 81
  • 2017-04-06 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), dies at 91
  • 2017-05-01 Sam Mele, American MLB outfielder/manager (Minnesota Twins record 102 wins 1965), dies at 95

Person of interestJim Bunning

2017-05-26 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), dies of a stroke at 85

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator Jim Bunning
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator
Jim Bunning
  • 2017-06-03 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), dies at 87
  • 2017-07-04 Gene Conley, American MLB player and NBA player, dies at 86
  • 2017-07-29 Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies from pneumonia at 74
  • 2017-08-06 Darren Daulton, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1992, 93, 95; World Series 1997; Silver Slugger Award 1992; Philadelphia Phillies), dies of brain cancer at 55
  • 2017-09-07 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 2017-10-03 Solly Hemus, American baseball infielder (St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals 1959–61), dies at 94
  • 2017-11-07 Roy Halladay, American MLB pitcher, 1998-2013, 8X All-Star, 2X Cy Young Award (Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies), killed when piloting a plane acrobatically over the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Port Richey, Florida, while under the influence of painkillers and sleeping pills at 40
  • 2017-11-13 Bobby Doerr, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (9-time All Star, Boston Red Sox), dies at 99
  • 2017-12-19 Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, American professional baseball player at 1st female pitcher to play in the Negro Leagues, dies from heart complications at 82
  • 2018-03-02 Sammy Stewart, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1983; AL ERA leader 1981; Cleveland Indians), dies of hypertension and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease at 63
  • 2018-03-15 Edwin "Ed" Charles, American MLB third baseman (Miracle Mets-1969), dies following long illness at 84
  • 2018-03-24 Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher (at the time [1943] youngest player in MLB history at 16; Philadelphia A’s), dies at 91
  • 2018-04-23 Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseman nicknamed Tetsujin, meaning "Iron Man", dies of colon cancer at 71
  • 2018-06-02 Bruce Kison, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1971, 79), dies at 68
  • 2018-06-06 Red Schoendienst, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman/manager (10-time All Star), dies at 95
  • 2018-06-13 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), dies of a stomach illness at 73
  • 2018-07-24 Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher and coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), dies at 77

Person of interestWillie McCovey

2018-10-31 Willie McCovey, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6 x MLB All Star; NL MVP 1969; NL home run leader 1963, 68, 69; SF Giants), dies of an infection at 80

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • 2018-11-09 Ken Howell, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 57
  • 2019-01-13 Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball pitcher and coach (5-time MLB All Star), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2019-02-03 Bob Friend, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), dies from cardiac arrest at 88

Person of interestFrank Robinson

2019-02-07 Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (MVP 1961-NL and 1966-AL), dies of bone cancer at 83

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • 2019-02-19 Don Newcombe, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), dies at 92
  • 2019-03-20 Randy Jackson, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1954,55; Chicago Cubs), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • 2019-05-27 Bill Buckner, American MLB 1st baseman (1986 World Series infamous fielding error; NL batting champ 1980), dies of dementia at 69
  • 2019-07-10 Jim Bouton, American baseball pitcher, author and broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), dies of cerebral amyloid angiopathy at 80
  • 2019-08-19 Al Jackson, American MLB player (New York Mets), dies at 83
  • 2019-10-06 Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (only Japanese pitcher to win 400 games; perfect game 1957), dies at 86
  • 2019-12-13 Yasuhiro Takai, Japanese baseball first baseman, designated hitter and broadcaster (NPB record 27 career pinch-hit home runs; Hankyu Braves), dies of kidney failure at 74
  • 2020-01-01 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (only perfect game in World Series history, Game 5 1956; World Series MVP 1956; NY Yankees), dies from esophageal cancer at 90
  • 2020-01-17 Morimichi Takagi, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (NPB All-Star 1966–67, 73, 79; Chunichi Dragons), dies at 78
  • 2020-02-11 Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball catcher and manager (first NPB batter to win Triple Crown 1965; Nankai Hawks), dies of heart failure at 84
  • 2020-02-15 Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball shortstop (MLB All-Star 1986, 87, 89, 92, 99; World Series 1993; Gold Glove Award 1986–89; Toronto Blue Jays), dies of polycystic kidney disease at 57
  • 2020-02-16 Tony Fernández, Dominican MLB baseball shortstop, 1983-2001, 5X All-Star, 4X Golden Glove (Toronto Blue Jays, and 6 other teams), dies of multiple medical issues at 57

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