Baseball Players in History (Part 7)

Events in Sport

Events 601 - 700 of 869

  • 1985-08-01 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning of 9-8 loss v Cubs to set a NL rookie record 74
  • 1985-08-04 New York Yankees retire champion Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto's #10
  • 1985-08-04 Future Hall of Fame infielder Rod Carew of the California Angels singles off Minnesota's Frank Viola to collect his MLB 3,000th career hit; Angels win, 6–5
  • 1985-08-04 Tom Seaver of Chicago White Sox becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 MLB career games, beating New York, 4-1; 54,032 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1985-08-06 MLB Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)
  • 1985-08-20 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)
  • 1985-08-25 Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
  • 1985-09-03 NY Mets catcher Gary Carter smashes 3 consecutive HRs in an 8-3 win v San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium
  • 1985-09-04 NY Mets catcher Gary Carter's 2 HRs in a 9-2 win in San Diego ties MLB record of 5 HRs in 2 games
  • 1985-09-20 Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players
  • 1985-09-22 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
  • 1985-10-02 Detroit 1st baseman Darrell Evans hits home run #40 in Tigers' 4-2 win over Toronto Blue Jays; first to record 40 x HRs in a MLB season in both Leagues
  • 1985-10-06 Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
  • 1985-11-14 Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers
  • 1985-11-25 Chicago White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillén is named AL Rookie of Year
  • 1986-02-28 Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs

  • 1986-05-03 Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR
  • 1986-05-07 Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
  • 1986-06-07 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
  • 1986-06-09 In a clash of future Baseball Hall of Fame starting pitchers California Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats Tom Seaver of the Chicago WS (306 wins), 3-0 at Comiskey Park
  • 1986-06-18 Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1986-07-02 Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens (14-0) suffers his 1st loss (4-2 v Toronto), one win short of AL record for consecutive wins to start season

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1986-07-06 Atlanta infielder Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a MLB game during Braves 11-8 loss v Montreal
  • 1986-07-09 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
  • 1986-08-01 Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven becomes 10th to reach 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone, 2-hits A's, 10-1
  • 1986-08-05 Giants left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton becomes 2nd to reach 4,000 strikeout milestone when he gets center-fielder Eric Davis in 11-5 loss v Reds
  • 1986-08-10 Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates
  • 1986-08-12 Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
  • 1986-08-17 Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones & pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen & outfielder Dave Henderson
  • 1986-09-03 Houston Astros & Chicago Cubs use MLB record 53 players, including 17 pitchers in a 2-day 18 inning marathon; Astros win 8-7
  • 1986-10-02 Astros starter Mike Scott finishes MLB regular season with 306 strikeouts with 8 in a 2-1 win in San Francisco; 3rd NL pitcher to reach 300 in a season
  • 1986-10-02 New York Mets' Dwight Gooden becomes first pitcher to collect 200 strikeouts in each of his first 3 seasons when he records 7 in 8-2 win v Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1986-10-29 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-11-19 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1987-02-02 KC Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires
  • 1987-02-19 Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires

  • 1987-03-03 Ray Dandridge, 3rd baseman in Negro Leagues, eleected to Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987-03-14 NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1987-05-27 Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)
  • 1987-06-01 Cleveland Indians pitcher Phil Niekro beats Detroit Tigers, 9-6 for his 314th MLB victory; combines with Joe Niekro (216) for most combined wins by brothers in baseball history (530)
  • 1987-06-28 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
  • 1987-07-02 KC Royals outfielder Jim Eisenreich hits 1st HR since 1982, in MLB comeback process, retired 1984 (Tourette syndrome)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987-07-05 A's 1st baseman Mark McGwire becomes first rookie to hit 30 HRs before the MLB All-Star Game as Oakland beats Red Sox, 6-2

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987-07-31 Baltimore first baseman Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs to lead Orioles to an 8-4 win over Texas Rangers

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1987-08-02 Cincinnati outfielder Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in one season as he homers in Reds 5-4 win v Giants
  • 1987-08-03 Twins pitcher Joe Niekro is caught with a file on the mound in 11-3 win v Angels, ejected and suspended for 10 games
  • 1987-08-10 Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
  • 1987-08-30 Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
  • 1987-09-02 Houston outfielder Kevin Bass becomes 1st NL player to switch hit HRs in a game twice in one season in Astros 10-1 win v Cubs

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987-09-09 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1987-09-18 Detroit first baseman Darrell Evans hits home run #30 off Bill Wegman in 5th inning of Tigers' 7-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers; first 40 year old to hit 30 MLB HRs in a season
  • 1987-10-03 San Diego catcher Benito Santiago's MLB rookie record 34-game hitting streak ends as Padres snap 9-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory v LA Dodgers
  • 1987-11-03 Oakland A's first baseman Mark McGwire wins American League Rookie of the Year with 49 home runs, 118 RBI; second to win AL award unanimously; first Carlton Fisk 1972
  • 1987-11-04 Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1988-03-07 Jim Abbott, 1-handed pitcher, wins 58th James E Sullivan Award
  • 1988-05-14 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
  • 1988-05-18 In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
  • 1988-06-03 Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony
  • 1988-06-11 Yanks' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI)
  • 1988-06-13 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
  • 1988-06-24 Cleve pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
  • 1988-06-25 Expos Pitcher Floyd Youmans suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • 1988-07-03 Gene Nelson of the Oakland A's becomes first AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto Blue Jays
  • 1988-07-29 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • 1988-07-30 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1988-07-31 Oakland DH Jose Canseco smacks 2 home runs off Scott Bankhead in A's 6-2 win over Seattle Mariners; becomes first MLB player to hit 30 HRs in first 3 years

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco
  • 1988-07-31 Pittsburgh Pirates 1st baseman/left fielder and 7-time All Star Willie Stargell becomes 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1988-08-06 Oakland A's outfielder Jose Canseco becomes 11th MLB player to record 30 HRs & 30 steals in a season
  • 1988-08-30 Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games
  • 1988-09-20 Detroit first baseman Darrell Evans hits home run #18 in Tigers' 4-3 loss to Cleveland Indians; Evans' 400th MLB career HR
  • 1988-10-02 In a season ending 7-5 win in St. Louis, NY Mets' outfielder Kevin McReynolds establishes a MLB record swiping 21 bases without being caught stealing during the season
  • 1988-11-02 A's shortstop Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year; 3rd straight for Oakland; Jose Canseco 1986, Mark McGwire 1987
  • 1988-11-15 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
  • 1988-11-23 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
  • 1988-12-07 Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract

AgreementContract of Interest

1989-02-16 Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser signs $7.9M-3 year contract

Baseball Pitcher Orel Hershiser
Baseball Pitcher
Orel Hershiser

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-02-17 Former baseball player and manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1989-02-26 California court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
  • 1989-02-28 10-time All Star second baseman and manager Red Schoendienst and umpire Al Barlick are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1989-04-08 1-handed pitcher Jim Abbott debut but lasts only 4 2/3 inn
  • 1989-04-19 Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets error-less shortstop mark at 73
  • 1989-05-09 NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
  • 1989-05-09 NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
  • 1989-05-29 Philadelphia Phillies 12-time All Star 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt retires from MLB at 39
  • 1989-06-14 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
  • 1989-06-21 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
  • 1989-07-06 Ex-Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt becomes the first retired MLB player to be named to start the All Star game; he elects not to play

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1989-08-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 stolen bases in 9 of his first 11 seasons in MLB

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1989-08-06 Boston Red Sox retire Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman Carl Yastrezemski's #8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-08-17 Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1989-09-22 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • 1989-10-04 SF Giants 1st baseman Will Clark hits first NLCS grand slam since 1977 in 11-3 win v Chicago Cubs; Clark goes 4-for-4 with 2 HRs to tie NLCS RBI record (6) for an entire series in less than 4 innings
  • 1989-10-28 Oakland A's beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park to sweep Giants in earthquake affected "Bay Bridge" Baseball World Series; A's pitcher Dave Stewart MVP
  • 1989-11-07 Balt's Gregg Olson is 1st relief pitcher to win AL Rookie of Year
  • 1989-11-20 Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Robin Yount wins AL MVP
  • 1990-01-15 In a shrewd move, Detroit Tigers sign 1st baseman Cecil Fielder who spent previous season in Japan; hits 51 homers this MLB season and becomes a premier power hitter for most of the 1990s
  • 1990-04-30 As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
  • 1990-05-04 Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
  • 1990-05-14 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,461

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1940-03-06 Willie Stargell, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/1st baseman (7-time All Star), born in Earlsboro, Oklahoma (d. 2001)
  • 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 Star Willie Davis
Baseball Star
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)
  • 1940-08-13 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, 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
  • 1941-12-08 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 Richard "Dick" Allen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1972), born in Wampum, Pennsylvania
  • 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, baseball player
  • 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 "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
  • 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 [Alexander] Johnson, American professional baseball player, 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, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award), born in Adrian, Michigan
  • 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
  • 1943-09-19 Joe Morgan, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds) and commentator (ESPN), born in Bonham, Texas
  • 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, Greenville, MS, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), (d. 2013)
  • 1944-03-24 Denny McLain, American MLB pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1968-69), born in Markham, Illinois
  • 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
  • 1944-06-30 Ron Swoboda, American baseball outfielder and sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1944-07-14 Billy McCool, American baseball player
  • 1944-07-22 Sparky Lyle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1973, 76, 77; World Series 1977, 78; AL Cy Young Award 1977; NY Yankees), born in DuBois, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-08-20 Graig Nettles, American MLB 3rd baseman (NY Yankees, San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians), born in San Diego, California
  • 1944-08-30 Tug McGraw, American baseball player and father of Tim McGraw, born in Martinez, California (d. 2004)

Person of interestTony La Russa

1944-10-04 Tony La Russa, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder and manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • 1944-10-11 Mike Fiore, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-11-07 Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1979; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2006)

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