Baseball Players in History (Part 8)

Events in Sport

Events 701 - 800 of 868


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-05-22 Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-05-26 Philadelphia Phillies retire future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1990-06-12 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-07-31 Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan records his 300th career victory, an 11-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers; 20th MLB pitcher to reach the milestone

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1990-08-02 Yankees rookie 1st baseman Kevin Maas hits his 10th MLB homer in 6-5 loss v Detroit, fastest to reach that mark, just 77 at bats
  • 1990-08-03 NY Yankees rookie 1st baseman Kevin Maas sets a MLB record for hitting 10 home runs in the fewest at bats (72)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990-08-08 Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • 1990-08-28 Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively
  • 1990-08-31 Baseball outfielders Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the 1st father and son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), the pair hit back-to-back singles in the first inning and both scored
  • 1990-09-02 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb throws MLB record 9th no-hitter of the season; beats Cleveland, 3-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-10-03 Kansas City 3rd baseman George Brett becomes first in MLB history to win a batting title in 3 different decades; goes 1 for 1 in Royals, 5-2 loss v Cleveland to win AL batting title with .329 average; AL batting champion 1976, 80

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1990-10-03 Detroit 1st baseman Cecil Fielder becomes 11th player in MLB history to hit 50 HRs in a season; 50th & 51st in 10-3 win v NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium
  • 1990-10-20 Cincinnati beats A's, 2-1 in Game 4 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds' 5th Baseball World Series; Reds' pitcher José Rijo MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-11-19 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991-05-01 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals all time MLB record 939th base in 7-4 win vs New York Yankees in Oakland

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1991-06-03 MLB Draft: East Carteret HS pitcher Brien Taylor first pick by New York Yankees

  • 1991-06-18 SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky's cancerous left arm is amputated
  • 1991-06-18 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays
  • 1991-07-13 Bob Milacki & 3 other Baltimore Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0
  • 1991-08-06 American softball pitcher Debbie Doom strikes out 17 in her 2nd consecutive perfect game at the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba; beats Nicaragua, 8-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991-08-28 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martínez both perfect game pitcher

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-09-13 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 1991-10-27 Minnesota Twins beat Atlanta Braves, 1-0 in 10 in Game 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; win 2nd Baseball World Series since move to Minneapolis; Twins pitcher Jack Morris MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-11-19 Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1991-12-02 Former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bobby Bonilla becomes highest paid player in MLB when he agrees to record $29 million-5 year deal with New York Mets
  • 1991-12-16 Florida Marlins sign their 1st player, 16 year old pitcher Clemente Nunez
  • 1991-12-19 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession
  • 1992-02-01 Slugging outfielder Barry Bonds signs highest single year contract in MLB history, $4.7 million with Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1992-03-06 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
  • 1992-05-01 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th MLB career base in A's 7-6 win at Detroit

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1992-06-06 NY Mets first baseman Eddie Murray records his 1,510th run batted in during 15-1 thrashing of Pittsburgh Pirates to pass Mickey Mantle as all-time RBI leader among MLB switch-hitters

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1992-06-08 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
  • 1992-08-23 Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
  • 1992-09-09 MLB player Robin Yount, is 17th to reach 3,000 hits
  • 1992-10-24 Toronto beats Braves, 4-3 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their first Baseball World Series; Toronto catcher Pat Borders MVP
  • 1992-11-12 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time

  • 1992-12-06 San Francisco Giants sign record $43million USD pact with Pirates MLB outfielder Barry Bonds
  • 1992-12-10 NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
  • 1993-05-27 Baseball player Dale Murphy ends his career after 398 HRs
  • 1993-06-27 NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game
  • 1993-06-28 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher
  • 1993-07-05 As' outfielder Rickey Henderson leads off both games of Oakland's doubleheader vs Cleveland with homers (first time since 1913)
  • 1993-07-16 SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consecutive errorless games
  • 1993-07-23 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
  • 1993-07-29 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
  • 1993-09-04 New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1993-09-07 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Mark Whiten hits 4 HRs & 12 RBIs in 15-2 win at Cincinnati Reds
  • 1993-10-23 Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 8-6 in Game 6 at the SkyDome, Toronto to retain Baseball World Series; Blue Jays infielder Paul Molitor MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-11-03 Greg Maddux becomes first pitcher since Sandy Koufax to win the National League's Cy Young Award in successive MLB seasons and the first in successive seasons with different teams; Cubs 1992, Braves 1993

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1994-02-25 New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-03-03 US Internal Revenue Service investigates baseball player Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1994-06-07 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base
  • 1994-06-13 Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract
  • 1994-06-28 NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges
  • 1994-06-30 Giants outfielder Darren Lewis errors after record 392 flawless games
  • 1994-07-28 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
  • 1994-07-28 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers throws the only perfect game in franchise history, against the California Angels
  • 1994-07-31 New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1994-08-01 Baltimore shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. becomes only the second player after Lou Gehrig to appear in 2,000 consecutive MLB games, in a 1-0 win vs Twins
  • 1994-08-12 Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike leading to cancellation of World Series for only the second time in MLB history (1904); labour dispute

Film release premierFilm Premier

1994-12-02 "Cobb" a film about baseball player Ty Cobb, starring Tommy Lee Jones premieres

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1995-01-08 Philadelphia Phillies 12-time All Star third baseman Mike Schmidt is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1995-04-02 Longest strike in American major league sports history (232 days) ends as MLB owners accept players’ offer to return to work without a contract; MLB is first major pro sports league to lose an entire postseason due to labor struggles
  • 1995-05-23 47th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks)
  • 1995-06-01 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers' scoreless inning streak ends at 39 in a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins
  • 1995-06-03 Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0
  • 1995-06-14 Giants infielder Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7 in 13-inning 4-3 win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-06-16 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1995-07-02 LA Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo is first Japanese player to be selected for a MLB All Star game when he is named in the NL squad
  • 1995-08-04 Following a suspension from the league for substance abuse former Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry joins NY Yankees and eventually helps the Bronx Bombers to win the 1996 World Series
  • 1995-09-04 Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura hits grand slams in consecutive innings, the 4th and 5th, of a 14-3 rout of the Texas Rangers
  • 1995-09-15 Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays
  • 1996-05-30 Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play & nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension
  • 1996-07-15 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
  • 1996-09-14 NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
  • 1996-09-28 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-11-05 Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 1996-11-13 Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP
  • 1997-04-09 Cleveland Indians pitcher Jose Mesa is acquitted of rape
  • 1997-04-13 48th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Carlos Perez (Mon)/Darren Holmes
  • 1997-05-09 San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones
  • 1997-05-13 Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-05-21 Blue Jays pitcher Roger Clemens beats the Yankees for his 200th win

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1997-06-24 Despite an AL record 19-strikeout performance by Randy Johnson, A's first baseman Mark McGwire hits a massive 538 foot home run in Oakland's 4-1 defeat of Seattle Mariners

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1997-07-06 Montreal Expos retire Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Andre Dawson's uniform #10
  • 1997-07-31 A's first baseman Mark McGwire becomes MLB's top home run hitter to be traded in the middle of a season when he moves from Oakland to St. Louis Cardinals (34 home runs and 81 RBI)
  • 1997-08-19 NY Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim
  • 1997-10-26 Florida beats Cleveland Indians, 3-2 in Game 7 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami for Marlins first Baseball World Series; Florida pitcher Liván Hernández MVP
  • 1997-11-03 Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra becomes 6th player to be unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year; leads AL in hits (209), triples (11), multi-hit games (68); also sets AL rookie-record with 30-game hitting streak
  • 1998-01-30 All-Star Fla Marlin catcher Darren Daulton, retires
  • 1998-05-17 New York Yankees pitcher David Wells tosses a perfect game in a 4-0 win against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium, NY
  • 1998-07-05 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roger Clemens collects his 3,000th career strikeout in 2-1 win vs Tampa Bay (11th to achieve milestone)
  • 1998-10-21 New York Yankees beat San Diego, 3-0 in Game 4 at Qualcomm Stadium to sweep Padres and win 2nd Baseball World Series in 3 years; Yankees 3rd baseman Scott Brosius MVP
  • 1999-07-18 New York Yankees' David Cone becomes 15th pitcher to throw a perfect game (6-0 vs Montreal)
  • 1999-08-05 St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire becomes only the 16th MLB player to reach the 500 home run milestone as the Cardinals lose 10-2 v San Diego at Busch Stadium
  • 1999-08-07 Tampa Bay 3rd baseman Wade Boggs becomes the first MLB player to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit in Devil Rays' 15-10 loss v Cleveland
  • 1999-10-03 St Louis 1st baseman Mark McGwire hits his 65th homer of the season in a rain shortened 9-5 win over Cubs at Busch Stadium; wins 2nd straight HR title over Sammy Sosa, who hits his 63rd HR in same game
  • 2000-05-01 Barry Bonds is first MLB player to hit a homer into San Francisco Bay as Giants beat Mets, 10-3; hits 35 there during his SF career
  • 2000-10-26 NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 4-2 in Game 5 at Shea Stadium to win "Subway Series"; Yankees 3rd straight Baseball World Series; Yanks infielder Derek Jeter MVP
  • 2001-04-02 New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens becomes American League all-time strikeout leader, recording his 3,509th K in a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals; Walter Johnson previous record 3,508 Ks

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,457

  • 1944-12-22 Steve Carlton, American baseball pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82), born in Miami, Florida
  • 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 (2 x no-hitters), 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
  • 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
  • 1945-09-24 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • 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
  • 1945-10-15 Jim Palmer, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles 1965-1984), born in NYC, New York
  • 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
  • 1946-03-15 Bobby Bond, baseball player (Giants, Yankees, etc)
  • 1946-03-15 Bobby Bonds, American MLB outfielder and coach (father of Barry Bonds), born in Riverside, California (died 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 baseball player
  • 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, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1948-12-22 Steve Garvey, American baseball player (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 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 NLB player, 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
  • 1949-10-18 George Hendrick, baseball player
  • 1949-10-18 Ed Farmer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; Chicago WS) and broadcaster (Chicago WS radio 1991-2005), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1949-12-14 Bill Buckner, American MLB 1st baseman (1986 World Series infamous fielding error; NL batting champ 1980), born in Vallejo, California (d. 2019)
  • 1949-12-20 Cecil Cooper, American baseball player, born in Brenham, Texas
  • 1950-01-07 Ross Grimsley, American baseball player, born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1950-01-13 Bob Forsch, American baseball player
  • 1950-02-07 Burt Hooton, baseball player
  • 1950-02-18 Bruce Kison, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1971, 79), born in Bradenton, Florida (d. 2018)
  • 1950-03-27 Vic Harris, American MLB player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-04-10 Ken Griffey Sr., American baseball outfielder and 3-time MLB All Star (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees), born in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-05-11 Dane Lorg, American baseball player (Philles, Cardinels), born in Eureka, California

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