On This Day

Baseball Players in History (Part 8)

Events in Sport

Events 701 - 800 of 998

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-02-21 National League baseball player Tim Raines is awarded a $1.2 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-03-16 Two-time Cy Young Award winner Denny McLain is convicted of embezzlement and drug trafficking; sentenced to 25 years but conviction later reversed

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-04-09 White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • 1985-05-13 Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases
  • 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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1985-08-04 New York Yankees retire champion Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto's #10

Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop Phil Rizzuto
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop
Phil Rizzuto

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder Rod Carew
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder
Rod Carew
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-08-20 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-09-22 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • 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 New York Yankees knuckleballer Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games; 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 California Angels'Don Sutton becomes 19th MLB 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • 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 New York Yankees knuckleballer Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start, joining Cy Young and Don 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
  • 1987-08-31 The Great Potato Incident: Minor league Williamsport Bills catcher Dave Bresnahan attempts to lure an opposing baserunner off third base using a potato carved to look like a baseball. Umpire calls runner safe, and the catcher is fined $50 and released by the team [1] [2]
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-06-25 MLB player Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

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

Hall of Fame Baseball Player Willie Stargell
Hall of Fame Baseball Player
Willie Stargell
  • 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 MLB Texas 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
  • 1989-05-04 Junior Felix of Toronto Blue Jays becomes 53rd MLB player to hit HR on 1st at bat
  • 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
  • 1989-08-17 Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)
  • 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

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,454

  • 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 (Cincinnati Reds), born in Batesville, Indiana (d. 2014)
  • 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)

Person of interestTom Seaver

1944-11-17 Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star), born in Fresno, California (d. 2020) [1]

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • 1944-12-15 Stan Bahnsen, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Person of interestSteve Carlton

1944-12-22 Steve Carlton, American baseball pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82), born in Miami, Florida

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • 1945-01-07 Tony Conigliaro, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Revere, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 1945-02-01 Yasuhiro Takai, Japanese baseball first baseman, designated hitter and broadcaster (NPB record 27 career pinch-hit home runs; Hankyu Braves), born in Imabari, Japan (d. 2019)
  • 1945-02-12 Don Wilson, American MLB pitcher, 1966-74, 2X no-hitters (Houston Astros), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1975)
  • 1945-03-11 Dock Ellis, American baseball player
  • 1945-04-02 Don Sutton, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1972, 73, 75, 77; MLB ERA leader 1980; LA Dodgers), born in Clio, Alabama (d. 2021)
  • 1945-04-02 Reggie Smith, American baseball outfielder (7 x MLB All Star; World Series 1981; Gold Glove Award 1968; Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, LA Dodgers), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1945-08-06 Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
  • 1945-08-21 Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player, born in Oceanside, California
  • 1945-09-13 Rick Wise, American MLB pitcher, 1964-82, 2X All-Star (Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and 3 other teams), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1945-09-24 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestRod Carew

1945-10-01 Rod Carew, Panamanian Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (18-time MLB All Star; AL MVP 1977 Minnesota Twins), born in Gatún, Panama Canal Zone

Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder Rod Carew
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder
Rod Carew

Person of interestJim Palmer

1945-10-15 Jim Palmer, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles 1965-1984), born in NYC, New York

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer
  • 1945-11-03 Ken Holtzman, American baseball pitcher (2 x no hitters; MLB All Star 1972-73; World Series 1972-74), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1945-12-06 Larry Bowa, American 2nd baseman (Phillies), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1946-01-20 Johnny Oates, American MLB baseball catcher, 1970-81 (Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), and manager, 1991-2001 (Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers), born in Sylva, North Carolina
  • 1946-03-15 Bobby Bonds, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1968-81, 3x All-Star, 3x Golden Glove (San Francisco Giants, 1968-74 and 7 other teams), father of Barry Bonds, born in Riverside, California (d. 2003)
  • 1946-03-27 Bill Sudakis, American baseball player, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1946-04-08 Jim "Catfish" Hunter, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1966, 67, 70, 72–1976; World Series 1972–74, 77, 78; AL Cy Young Award 1974; Oakland A's, NY Yankees), born in Hertford, North Carolina (d. 1999)

Person of interestReggie Jackson

1946-05-18 Reggie Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (14-time All Star)), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1946-05-20 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1946-05-28 Skip Jutze, American baseball player
  • 1946-06-02 Roger Freed, baseball player
  • 1946-08-25 Rollie Fingers, American baseball relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, AL MVP, Cy Young Award 1981), born in Steubenville, Ohio
  • 1946-09-07 Willie Crawford, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1946-10-06 Gary Gentry, baseball player (NY Mets)
  • 1946-10-08 Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1946-10-14 Al Oliver, American baseball outfielder (7-time MLB All Star; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1946-12-02 Pedro Borbón, Dominican baseball pitcher (World Series 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds), born in Santa Cruz de Mao, Dominican Republic (d. 2012)
  • 1946-12-15 Art Howe, American MLB baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates) and manager, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-12-25 Gene Lamont, American baseball player and manager
  • 1947-01-18 Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseman nicknamed Tetsujin, meaning "Iron Man", born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2018)

Person of interestNolan Ryan

1947-01-31 Nolan Ryan, American baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB no-hit leader [7], strikeout leader [5,714]), born in Refugio, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1947-02-03 Joe Coleman, baseball pitcher (Washington, Detroit)
  • 1947-03-05 Kent Tekulve, American MLB baseball relief pitcher, 1980 All-Star (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1974-85 and 2 other teams), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1947-04-04 Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster, born in Marion, Illinois
  • 1947-04-17 Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Japanese baseball player, born in Rumoi, Hokkaidō, Japan
  • 1947-05-14 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, American MLB pitcher, 1972-84 (Cleveland Indians; New York Yankees and 3 other teams), and executive (Asst GM, San Francisco Giants), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947-05-26 Darrell Evans, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1973, 83; World Series 1984; AL HR leader 1985; Atlanta Braves, SF Giants, Detroit Tigers), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1947-06-07 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1971, 73–78; World Series 1977, 78; AL MVP 1976; NY Yankees), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1947-06-10 Ken Singleton, baseball player (Orioles), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1947-07-06 Lance Clemons, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-07-31 John Vukovich, American baseball infielder, manager (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2007)
  • 1947-08-05 Bernie Carbo, American baseball player
  • 1947-08-08 José Cruz, Puerto Rican-American baseball left fielder (St Louis Cards, Houston Astros), born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico
  • 1947-08-27 Ed Herrmann, MLB catcher (White Sox), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • 1947-11-07 Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese professional baseball player, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1947-11-12 Ron Bryant, American baseball player
  • 1947-11-13 Gene Garber, American baseball player, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-11-19 Bob Boone, baseball player and manager (Phillies, Angels), born in San Diego, California
  • 1947-11-26 Larry Gura, American MLB baseball player, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1947-11-26 Richie Hebner, American baseball player, born in Norwood, Massachusetts

Person of interestJohnny Bench

1947-12-07 Johnny Bench, American MLB catcher (Reds), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • 1947-12-26 Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
  • 1947-12-28 Aurelio Rodriguez, baseball player
  • 1948-02-15 Ron "Penguin" Cey, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1948-03-04 Tom Grieve, American baseball player
  • 1948-03-04 Leron Lee, American baseball player
  • 1948-03-11 César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
  • 1948-04-01 Willie Montañez, Puerto Rican baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 1977; Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves), born in Cataño, Puerto Rico
  • 1948-04-19 Rick Miller, American baseball player, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1948-05-14 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1948-06-15 Champ Summers, baseball player
  • 1948-06-16 Ron LeFlore, American baseball player
  • 1948-06-17 Dave Concepción, Venezuelan baseball all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds), born in Ocumare de la Costa, Venezuela
  • 1948-07-04 Ed Armbrister, Bahamian baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • 1948-08-09 Bill Campbell, American baseball player, born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1948-08-16 Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
  • 1948-08-23 Ron Blomberg, American 1st baseman (NY Yankees) and 1st designated hitter, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1948-09-18 Ken Brett, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1948-11-24 Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)
  • 1948-12-01 George Foster, American baseball left fielder (MLB All Star 1976-79, 81; NL MVP 1977; Cincinnati Reds), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1948-12-21 Dave Kingman, American baseball player (Mets, NY Yankees, Giants), born in Pendleton, Oregon

Person of interestSteve Garvey

1948-12-22 Steve Garvey, American baseball player (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey
  • 1948-12-26 Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
  • 1949-01-03 Gary Lavelle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1977, 83; SF Giants), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-01-15 Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Lajas, Puerto Rico (d. 2001)
  • 1949-01-22 Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
  • 1949-02-06 Richie Zisk, American retired baseball player & pro scout (Chicago Cubs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-02-12 Len Randle, baseball player (NY Mets)
  • 1949-03-03 Jesse Jefferson, American baseball player
  • 1949-04-30 Phil Garner, American baseball player and manager (Astros), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee
  • 1949-05-16 Rick Reuschel, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1949-06-15 Dusty Baker, American baseball outfielder and manager (MLB All Star 1981-82; LA Dodgers; NL Manager of the Year 1993, 97, 2000), born in Riverside, California
  • 1949-06-28 Don Baylor, American baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1949-07-21 Al Hrabosky, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949-07-28 Vida Blue, American MLB pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971), born in Mansfield, Louisiana
  • 1949-08-22 Doug Bair, American baseball player, born in Defiance, Ohio

Person of interestMike Schmidt

1949-09-27 Mike Schmidt, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (NL MVP 1980-81, 86; 12-time MLB All Star), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1949-10-04 John Wathan, American baseball catcher and manager (Kansas City Royals), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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