On This Day

Baseball Players in History (Part 7)

Events in Sport

Events 601 - 700 of 998

  • 1974-11-06 Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
  • 1974-11-27 Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-06-01 California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan records his record equalling 4th MLB career no-hitter in beating the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1975-07-19 New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are nullified because tar on his bat handle exceeds 18" limit; Minnesota Twins win, 2-1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1975-09-01 NY Mets pitcher Tom Seaver shuts out Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; first to reach 200 strikeouts for a MLB-record 8th straight season

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1975-09-03 Dodgers 1st baseman Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak in a 13-2 loss v Cincinnati Reds

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey
  • 1975-09-16 Pittsburgh second baseman Rennie Stennett is second to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning MLB game as Pirates rout Chicago Cubs, 22-0 at Wrigley Field
  • 1975-10-30 Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-11-19 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • 1975-11-26 Boston Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn becomes the first rookie ever to be named American League MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-04-02 Oakland Athletics trade 2 key members from recent World Series C'ship team, sending outfielder Reggie Jackson and pitcher Ken Holtzman to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Don Baylor and pitchers Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1976-06-22 SD Padre pitcher Randy Jones ties record of 68 innings without a walk
  • 1976-06-25 Texas Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
  • 1976-06-26 Washington Senators player Toby Harrah plays an entire doubleheader at shortstop without a single chance in the field

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-10-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron singles in his last MLB at-bat & drives in his 2,297th run as Milwaukee Brewers lose, 5-2 v Detroit Tigers

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1976-10-21 New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles in Games 3 & 4; Yankees swept by Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • 1977-01-11 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
  • 1977-02-19 A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
  • 1977-06-05 Los Angeles Dodgers retire Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager Walter Alston's #24
  • 1977-06-08 MLB California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game, in 10-inning, 2-1 win over visiting Toronto Blue Jays

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1977-08-01 San Francisco Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th MLB career grand slam

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • 1977-08-18 Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
  • 1977-10-12 "Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977-11-02 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton wins his second Cy Young Award, outpointing Tommy John of the LA Dodgers; Carlton leads National League with 23 wins and posts 2.64 ERA

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977-11-21 Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1978-01-25 Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
  • 1978-06-30 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Larry Doby becomes only the second African-American manager in MLB with the Chicago White Sox
  • 1978-07-02 MLB pitcher Ron Guidry beats Detroit 3-2 for a NY Yankee record 13-0 start to the season
  • 1978-07-23 Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1978-07-31 Cincinnati infielder Pete Rose singles off Phil Niekro to extend his hitting streak to 44 games as Reds edge Atlanta Braves, 3-2; ties Willie Keeler's 81-year-old NL record

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1978-09-01 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Sammy Stewart fans 7 consecutive batters in his MLB debut, en route to 9-3 win v Chicago White Sox
  • 1978-09-02 Yankees right fielder Reggie Jackson hits his 20th HR of the season in a 6-2 home win over Seattle; 19th MLB player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years
  • 1978-11-15 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
  • 1978-12-02 The Sporting News announces Baltimore Orioles shortstop Mark Belanger winner of his 8th (and final) MLB Gold Glove Award
  • 1978-12-05 Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1979-01-23 NY/SF Giants / New York Mets center fielder Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1979-08-05 Philadelphia Phillies 3rd baseman Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single in a 5-2 home loss vs Pirates
  • 1979-08-13 Lou Brock, is 14th MLB player to get 3,000 hits
  • 1979-09-05 Oakland A's pitcher Matt Keough beats Milwaukee Brewers, 6-1 for first win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 18 defeats (1 shy of the MLB record 19)
  • 1980-05-03 Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits his 521st & final HR
  • 1980-05-04 White Sox 1st baseman Mike Squires catches final inning of 11-1 loss to Brewers, becoming 1st lefty to catch since Dale Long in 1958
  • 1980-06-01 First baseman Steve Garvey, hits the 7,000th Brooklyn / LA Dodgers home run in a 9-5 loss at home to the Atlanta Braves
  • 1980-07-04 Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) fans Reds' Cesar Geronimo to become 4th pitcher to 3,000 MLB strikeouts
  • 1980-07-06 Phillies starter Steve Carlton fans 7 Cardinals to reach 2,836 strikeouts, the most by a left-handed pitcher in MLB history

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980-07-15 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1980-07-30 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
  • 1980-08-25 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
  • 1980-09-20 Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of catcher Thurman Munson unveiled at Yankee Stadium: Munson died in plane crash in 1979

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980-09-30 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record with his 97th in A's 5-1 win over Chicago White Sox; breaks Ty Cobb's mark of 96 set in 1915

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980-10-04 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt's 2-run homer off Stan Bahnsen in 11th inning gives Philadelphia, 6-4 win v Montreal and NL East title; Schmidt's 48th of the season; breaks Eddie Mathews' single-season MLB record for 3rd basemen

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1980-12-03 Don Sutton, the winningest pitcher in Los Angeles Dodgers history, signs a 4-year contract with Houston; Astros career shortened by a patellar fracture; returns to Dodgers in 1988 after stints with 3 other MLB clubs
  • 1980-12-22 MLB St. Louis Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
  • 1981-01-15 Pitcher Bob Gibson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility; after a stellar 17 year career, polls 337 votes from Baseball Writers Association of America
  • 1981-02-12 Arbitrator Goetz declares Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk a free agent
  • 1981-02-25 Exec Board of Baseball Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved
  • 1981-05-16 Houston shortstop Craig Reynolds hits 3 triples as Astros beat Chicago Cubs, 6-1
  • 1981-06-12 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike
  • 1981-07-31 Mid-season strike by MLB players ends after 42 days causing cancellation of 713 games; players and owners come to an agreement on free agent compensation
  • 1981-11-18 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP
  • 1981-11-25 Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-12-02 Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela becomes 3rd consecutive LA Dodgers player to be named National League Rookie of the Year; Rick Sutcliffe 1979, Steve Howe 1980

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela
  • 1982-01-27 Philadelphia Phillies trade shortstop Larry Bowa & infielder Ryne Sandberg to Chicago Cubs for 2nd baseman Ivan DeJesus
  • 1982-04-05 43 year old St. Louis reliever Jim Kaat pitches 1 inning for the Cardinals in a season-opening, 14-3 rout of Houston; sets a MLB record for pitchers by playing in his 24th consecutive season
  • 1982-05-04 Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
  • 1982-05-06 Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games
  • 1982-05-18 Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs
  • 1982-05-25 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
  • 1982-06-01 Oakland A's left fielder Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases in 3-2 win over Boston Red Sox to become fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a MLB season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-07-01 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1982-08-02 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 100th MLB base of the season in 6-5 win v Seattle, first to steal 100 twice in modern era
  • 1982-08-04 Outfielder Joel Youngblood becomes only MLB player to get hits for 2 different teams in 2 different cities on the same day; singles for Mets in Chicago day game; traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
  • 1982-08-21 American MLB Milwaukee Brewers' relief pitcher Rollie Fingers becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
  • 1982-08-23 Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
  • 1982-08-24 KCs' John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
  • 1982-10-03 Center fielder Robin Yount homers twice as Milwaukee whips Baltimore, 10-2 at Memorial Stadium to win the Brewers only AL East Championship
  • 1982-10-26 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1982-11-03 Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee Brewers' second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner; edges Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles; Vuckovich, 18-6 with 105 strikeouts and 3.34 ERA

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer
  • 1983-06-06 Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1
  • 1983-06-11 MLB Cardinals outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into Hyland Center in St. Louis, a drug rehabilitation facility
  • 1983-06-20 New York Yankees 5-time MLB All Star outfielder Bobby Murcer retires
  • 1983-06-24 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-07-04 NY Yankee pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1983-07-06 50th MLB All Star Game, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Angels outfielder Fred Lynn hits first AS grand slam, AL wins 13-3
  • 1983-07-22 MLB California Angels outfielder Brian Downing's error ends his record streak at 244 games
  • 1983-12-05 LA Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use
  • 1984-01-09 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
  • 1984-02-08 A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-03-19 Two-time Cy Young Award winner Denny McLain is indicted on charges of drug trafficking, embezzlement and racketeering; 25 year sentence later quashed

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain
  • 1984-04-17 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage
  • 1984-05-02 MLB Cleveland Indians' infielder Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 innings)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1984-05-02 New York Yankee Don Mattingly's single breaks up Chicago White Sox pitcher Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid, at Comiskey Park

MLB 1st Baseman Don Mattingly
MLB 1st Baseman
Don Mattingly
  • 1984-05-16 Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer
  • 1984-05-25 Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
  • 1984-06-04 MLB Draft: New York Mets take Mechanicsburg Area Senior HS outfielder Shawn Abner at #1
  • 1984-07-04 New York Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro strikes out Larry Parish (Texas Rangers) to become the 9th player to reach the 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-07-26 Bowie Kuhn announces pitcher Vida Blue is suspended for the rest of 1984 due to cocaine conviction

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
MLB Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1984-08-22 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden
  • 1984-11-20 Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1984-12-05 New York Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Atlanta Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
  • 1984-12-27 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,454

  • 1939-05-11 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1939-06-03 Steve Dalkowski, American baseball player and inspiration for Bull Durham film, born in New Britain, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • 1939-06-18 Lou Brock, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1964, 67; 8 × NL stolen base leader; St Louis Cardinals), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2020)
  • 1939-07-31 Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1965; Gold Glove 1964), born in Cabimas, Venezuela
  • 1939-08-09 Claude Osteen, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Caney Spring, Tennessee
  • 1939-08-18 Joe Azcue, Cuban baseball player, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba

Person of interestCarl Yastrzemski

1939-08-22 Carl Yastrzemski, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman (18-time MLB All Star), born in Southampton, New York

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1939-11-24 Jim Northrup, baseball player
  • 1939-11-27 Dave Giusti, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Seneca Falls, New York
  • 1940-02-25 Ron Santo, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9-time MLB All Star; 5-time Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2010)

Person of interestWillie Stargell

1940-03-06 Willie Stargell, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/1st baseman (7-time All Star), born in Earlsboro, Oklahoma (d. 2001)

Hall of Fame Baseball Player Willie Stargell
Hall of Fame Baseball Player
Willie Stargell
  • 1940-04-12 Woodie Fryman, American baseball player, born in Ewing, Kentucky (d. 2011)

Person of interestWillie Davis

1940-04-15 Willie Davis, American MLB center fielder (LA Dodgers), born in Mineral Springs, Arkansas (d. 2010)

Baseball Player Willie Davis
Baseball Player
Willie Davis
  • 1940-06-02 Horace Clarke, baseball 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • 1940-06-02 Jim Maloney, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1965; pitched 2 x no-hitters 1965, 1 in 1969; Cincinnati Reds), born in Fresno, California
  • 1940-07-03 César Tovar, Venezuelan MLB baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1994)
  • 1940-07-21 Denis Menke, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1969, 70; Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds) born in Bancroft, Iowa (d. 2020)
  • 1940-08-13 Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher and coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), born in Cherryville, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1940-08-18 Joan Joyce, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1940-09-12 Mickey Lolich, American pitcher (Detroit Tiger, won 25 in 1971), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1940-09-15 Frank Linzy, American baseball player, born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

Person of interestJoe Pepitone

1940-10-09 Joe Pepitone, American baseball 1st baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1940-10-12 Glenn Beckert, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1969-72; Gold Glove Award 1968; Chicago Cubs), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1940-11-23 Luis Tiant, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1968, 74, 76), born in Marianao, Cuba
  • 1940-12-08 Brant Alyea, American baseball player
  • 1940-12-26 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Kansas City, KS, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-02-20 Clyde Wright, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter v Oakland 1970), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee
  • 1941-02-23 Ron Hunt, baseball player
  • 1941-03-20 Pat Corrales, American baseball player

Person of interestPete Rose

1941-04-14 Pete Rose, MLB player and manager (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1941-05-02 Clay Carroll, American baseball player, born in Clanton, Alabama
  • 1941-05-10 Ken Berry [Allen Kent Berry], American baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1941-06-01 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964, 67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967), born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1941-06-28 Al Downing, American MLB baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1941-06-29 John Boccabella, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1941-07-17 Morimichi Takagi, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (NPB All-Star 1966–67, 73, 79; Chunichi Dragons), born in Gifu, Japan (d. 2020)
  • 1941-08-06 Ray Culp, American baseball player
  • 1941-08-09 Paul Lindblad, American baseball pitcher (World Series champion 1973-74, 78; Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics), born in Chanute, Kansas (d. 2006)
  • 1941-08-17 Boog Powell, American baseball player (AL MVP 1970), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1941-10-14 Art Shamsky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1941-10-16 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • 1941-10-30 Jim Ray Hart, American baseball player (Giants), born in Hookerton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1941-11-13 Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball pitcher and coach (5-time MLB All Star), born in Hazleton, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • 1941-11-26 Jeff Torborg, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1941-11-29 Bill Freehan, American baseball catcher (11 x All Star; World Series 1968; 5 x Gold Glove; Detroit Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2021)
  • 1941-12-08 Ed Brinkman, American baseball player
  • 1942-01-14 Dave Campbell, American baseball player, born in Manistee, Michigan
  • 1942-02-08 Fritz Peterson, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1942-02-12 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1942-03-08 Dick Allen, American baseball infielder (7 × MLB All-Star; NL Rookie of the Year 1964, Philadelphia Phillies; AL MVP 1972, Chicago WS), born in Wampum, Pennsylvania (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1942-03-09 Bert Campaneris, Cuban-American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
  • 1942-03-12 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1967, 74, 75; Houston Astros, LA Dodgers), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1942-04-16 Jim Lonborg, American MLB pitcher (AL Cy Young 1967), born in Santa Maria, California
  • 1942-04-18 Steve Blass, American professional baseball player, born in Canaan, Connecticut
  • 1942-05-14 Tony Perez, baseball player
  • 1942-06-01 Randy Hundley Jr., American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1969; Gold Glove Award 1967; Chicago Cubs), born in Martinsville, Virginia
  • 1942-06-03 Duane Josephson, MLB baseball catcher, 1965-72 (Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox), born in New Hampton, Iowa (d. 1997)
  • 1942-06-15 Bruce DalCanton, American baseball player, born in California, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-07-04 Hal Lanier, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Denton, North Carolina
  • 1942-07-17 Don Kessinger, American baseball player, born in Forrest City, Arkansas
  • 1942-07-21 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1942-08-04 Cleon Jones, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, World Series 1969; New York Mets), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1942-08-09 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1942-08-20 Fred Norman, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1942-09-28 Grant Jackson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969; World Series 1979; Philadelphia Phillies; Baltimore Orioles; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Fostoria, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • 1942-10-06 Jerry Grote, American MLB catcher for 16 seasons (mostly with NY Mets, including 1969 World Series title), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1942-10-13 Bob Bailey, American baseball player, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1942-10-31 Dave McNally, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969-70, 72; World Series 1966, 70; Baltimore Orioles), born in Billings, Montana (d. 2002)
  • 1942-11-02 Ron Reed, American NBA forward and MLB pitcher (Detroit Pistons; Philadelphia Phillies), born in LaPorte, Indiana
  • 1942-12-07 Alex Johnson, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, AL batting champion 1970, California Angels), born in Helena, Arkansas (d. 2015)
  • 1942-12-23 Jerry Koosman, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Appleton, Minnesota
  • 1942-12-27 Byron Browne, baseball player
  • 1943-01-15 Mike Marshall, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1974, 75; NL Cy Young Award 1974; Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers, Atlanta Braves), born in Adrian, Michigan (d. 2021)
  • 1943-01-26 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Coro, Venezuela (d. 2005)
  • 1943-01-30 Davy Johnson, American baseball player and manager (NY Mets), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1943-02-08 Bob Oliver, baseball player
  • 1943-03-23 Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2017)
  • 1943-03-24 Jesus Alou, baseball outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1943-05-22 Tommy John, American baseball pitcher (Yankee/Dodger), born in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • 1943-06-20 Andy Etchebarren, baseball catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Whittier, California
  • 1943-06-27 Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-07-05 Curt Blefary [Curtis Le Roy], American baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-08-02 Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1943-08-28 Lou Piniella, American baseball outfielder (1969 AL rookie of the year TEST) and manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Tampa, Florida

Person of interestJoe Morgan

1943-09-19 Joe Morgan, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1975, 76; NL MVP 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 2020)

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • 1943-10-04 Jimy Williams, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros), born in Santa Maria, California
  • 1943-10-07 José Cardenal, Cuban baseball player, born in Matanzas, Cuba
  • 1943-12-13 Ferguson Jenkins, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and coach (NL Cy Young Award 1971; MLB All-Star 1967, 71-72; Chicago Cubs; 3,000+ career strikeouts), born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1943-12-19 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, professional baseball player (White Sox), born in Brownwood, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1944-01-18 Carl Morton, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1983)
  • 1944-02-01 Paul Blair, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1969, 73; World Series 1966, 70, 77-78; Gold Glove Award 1967, 69–75; Baltimore Orioles), born in Cushing, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1944-02-13 Sal Bando, American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1944-03-23 George Scott, MLB first baseman, 1966-79 (Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, and 2 other teams), born in Greenville, Mississippi, (d. 2013)

Person of interestDenny McLain

1944-03-29 Denny McLain, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1968-69; AL MVP 1968; MLB All-Star 66, 68, 69; Detroit Tigers), born in Markham, Illinois

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain
  • 1944-04-01 Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt .45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • 1944-04-07 Bill Stoneman, American baseball player and manager
  • 1944-04-16 Bob Montgomery, last Major League Baseball player to bat without a helmet (1979), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1944-05-06 Masanori Murakami, Japanese baseball player in major leagues, born in Ōtsuki, Yamanashi, Japan
  • 1944-06-08 Mark Belanger, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1976; 8 x Gold Glove winner; Baltimore Orioles), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1944-06-20 Dave Nelson, baseball player

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 601 - 635 of 635

  • 2020-02-28 Johnny Antonelli, American baseball pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star 1954, 56–59²; World Series, NL ERA leader 1954; SF Giants), dies from colon cancer at 89
  • 2020-03-26 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1967, 74, 75; Houston Colt 45s/Astros, LA Dodgers), dies at 78
  • 2020-04-01 Ed Farmer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; Chicago WS) and broadcaster (Chicago WS radio 1991-2005), dies of kidney disease at 70
  • 2020-04-06 Al Kaline, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (18 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1968; 10 × Gold Glove Award; Detroit Tigers), dies at 85
  • 2020-04-12 Glenn Beckert, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1969-72; Gold Glove Award 1968; Chicago Cubs), dies at 79
  • 2020-04-15 Dámaso García, Dominican baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1984, 85; Silver Slugger Award 1982; Toronto Blue Jays), dies from a malignant brain tumour at 63
  • 2020-04-19 Steve Dalkowski, American baseball player and inspiration for Bull Durham film, dies of COVID-19 complications at 80
  • 2020-05-01 Matt Keough, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1978; Oakland A's), dies at 64
  • 2020-06-10 Claudell Washington, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 84; World Series 1974; Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves), dies from prostate cancer at 65
  • 2020-06-13 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), dies of Parkinson’s disease at 81
  • 2020-06-24 Eddie Kasko, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1961, 1961²; Cincinnati Reds) and manager (Boston Red Sox), dies at 88
  • 2020-07-11 Frank Bolling, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1961–62²; Gold Glove Award 1958; Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves), dies from cancer at 88
  • 2020-07-16 Tony Taylor, Cuban baseball second baseman (MLB All Star 1960²; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers), dies from stroke complications at 84

Person of interestTom Seaver

2020-08-31 Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star), dies of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19 at 75 [1]

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • 2020-09-06 Lou Brock, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1964, 67; 8 × NL stolen base leader; St Louis Cardinals), dies from multiple myeloma at 81
  • 2020-10-02 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), dies from pancreatic cancer at 84
  • 2020-10-02 Ron Perranoski, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1963, 65; AL saves leader 1969, 70; LA Dodgers) and coach (World Series 1981, 88; LAD), dies at 84

Person of interestWhitey Ford

2020-10-08 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), dies from dementia at 91

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

Person of interestJoe Morgan

2020-10-11 Joe Morgan, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1975, 76; NL MVP 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (ESPN), dies at 77

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • 2020-12-01 Denis Menke, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1969, 70; Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds), dies at 80
  • 2020-12-07 Dick Allen, American baseball infielder (7 × MLB All-Star; NL Rookie of the Year 1964, Philadelphia Phillies; AL MVP 1972, Chicago WS), dies at 78 [1]
  • 2020-12-26 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), dies of cancer at 81 [1]
  • 2021-01-18 Don Sutton, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1972, 73, 75, 77; MLB ERA leader 1980; LA Dodgers), dies from cancer at 75 [1]
  • 2021-02-02 Grant Jackson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969; World Series 1979; Philadelphia Phillies; Baltimore Orioles; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from complications of COVID-19 at 78
  • 2021-02-20 Stan Williams, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1960²; World Series 1959, 1990 [coach: Cincinnati Reds]; NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), dies from cardio-pulmonary illness at 84
  • 2021-03-08 Rhéal Cormier, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals; Philadelphia Phillies; Boston Red Sox), dies of pancreatic cancer at 53 [1]
  • 2021-03-08 Norm Sherry, American baseball catcher (Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets) and manager (California Angels), dies at 89
  • 2021-03-25 Bobby Brown, American baseball third baseman (NY Yankees; World Series 1947, 49–51) and executive (president American League 1984-94), dies at 96
  • 2021-03-31 Ken Reitz, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1980; Gold Glove Award 1975; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 69
  • 2021-05-05 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), dies at 91
  • 2021-05-18 Rennie Stennett, Panamanian baseball infielder (World Series 1979; SF Giants; one of 3 players to collect 7 hits in a MLB game), dies from cancer at 70
  • 2021-05-31 Mike Marshall, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1974, 75; NL Cy Young Award 1974; Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers, Atlanta Braves), dies at 78
  • 2021-06-12 Jim "Mudcat" Grant, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1963, 65; Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, and 5 other teams), singer, and writer (Black Aces), dies at 85 [1]
  • 2021-08-04 J.R. Richard, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; NL ERA leader 1979; NL strikeout leader 1978, 79; Houston Astros), dies at 71 [1]
  • 2021-08-19 Bill Freehan, American baseball catcher (11 x All Star; World Series 1968; 5 x Gold Glove; Detroit Tigers), dies from dementia at 79

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