Baseball Players in History (Part 9)

Events in Sport

Events 801 - 900 of 971

  • 1991-05-23 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene no-hits Montreal Expos, 2-0
  • 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 World Series Baseball: Minnesota Twins beat Atlanta Braves, 1-0 in 10 in Game 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; win 2nd title since move to Minneapolis; MVP: Twins pitcher Jack Morris

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

AgreementContract of Interest

1992-02-01 Slugging outfielder Barry Bonds signs highest single year contract in MLB history, $4.7 million with Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1992-03-06 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
  • 1992-04-12 MLB Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Young no-hits Cleveland Indians, but loses 2-1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1992-05-01 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th MLB career base in A's 7-6 win at Detroit

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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 World Series Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 4-3 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their first-ever title; MVP: Toronto catcher Pat Borders
  • 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
  • 1993-06-18 Expo's Dennis Martínez is 92nd MLB pitcher to win 200 games
  • 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 World Series Baseball: Defending champion Toronto Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 8-6 in Game 6 at the SkyDome, Toronto; MVP: Blue Jays infielder Paul Molitor

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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1994-02-25 New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-06-28 NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden
  • 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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1994-07-31 New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop Phil Rizzuto
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop
Phil Rizzuto
  • 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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1995-01-08 Philadelphia Phillies 12-time All Star third baseman Mike Schmidt is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1995-02-06 MLB outfielder Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days for positive cocaine test
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-09-15 Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays

Baseball Player Ozzie Smith
Baseball Player
Ozzie Smith
  • 1996-04-06 American baseball player Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game
  • 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
  • 1996-11-11 Atlanta Braves starting pitcher John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award; Pat Hentgen of the Toronto Blue Jays claims AL Award
  • 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 World Series Baseball: Florida beats Cleveland Indians, 3-2 in Game 7 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami for Marlins first-ever title; MVP: Florida pitcher Liván Hernández
  • 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
  • 1997-11-11 Canadian based players win Cy Young Awards for best MLB pitcher; Toronto Blue Jays' Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Award; Pedro Martinez of Montreal Expos takes NL Award
  • 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 World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat San Diego, 3-0 in Game 4 at Qualcomm Stadium to sweep Padres and win 2nd title in 3 years; MVP: Yankees 3rd baseman Scott Brosius
  • 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 World Series Baseball: NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 4-2 in Game 5 at Shea Stadium to win "Subway Series"; Yankees 3rd straight title; MVP: Derek Jeter
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001-04-02 Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has 2 hits and becomes first Japanese position player to play in a regular season MLB game as Mariners beat Oakland A's, 5-4 at Safeco Field

Baseball Star Ichiro Suzuki
Baseball Star
Ichiro Suzuki
  • 2001-09-03 In just his 11th start, St. Louis Cardinals' rookie pitcher Bud Smith no-hits the San Diego Padres, 4-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2001-10-02 Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa becomes first player in MLB history to total 60 home runs in three seasons; Chicago slugger connects off Reds starter Lance Davis to reach milestone in 5-4 loss

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • 2001-10-03 San Diego outfielder Rickey Henderson scores a run in the 3rd inning of the Padres' 12-5 loss to LA Dodgers to tie the MLB record of 2,245 runs scored held by the legendary Ty Cobb
  • 2001-11-04 World Series Baseball: Arizona beats New York Yankees, 3-2 in Game 7 at Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix for Diamondbacks' first title; co-MVP: Arizona pitchers Randy Johnson & Curt Schilling
  • 2002-07-09 73rd All Star Baseball Game: 7-7 tie when both teams ran out of available pitchers at Miller Park, Milwaukee
  • 2002-08-09 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run
  • 2002-09-09 Pitcher Randy Johnson reaches 300 strikeouts for the fifth consecutive season, extending his major league record

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 2,457

  • 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, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star, World Series, NLCS MVP 1981; no-hitter 1972; Chicago Cubs, LA Dodgers), born in Greenville, Texas
  • 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 Iorg, American MLB baseball player, 1977-86 (Philadelphia Philles, St. Louis Cardinals, and 2 other teams), born in Eureka, California
  • 1950-07-05 Gary Matthews, American baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year), born in San Fernando, California
  • 1950-08-22 Ray Burris, American baseball player, born in Idabel, Oklahoma
  • 1950-08-28 Ron Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1950-09-04 Doyle Alexander, American baseball player, born in Cordova, Alabama
  • 1950-10-09 Brian Downing, American baseball player (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-10-24 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1950-11-22 Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
  • 1950-11-22 Lyman Bostock, baseball player
  • 1950-11-26 Jorge Orta, Mexican baseball second baseman and outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 80; Chicago WS), born in Mazatlán, Mexico
  • 1950-12-08 Tim Foli, American baseball player
  • 1950-12-25 Manny Trillo, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Caripito, Venezuela
  • 1951-01-06 Don Gullett, American baseball player, born in Lynn, Kentucky
  • 1951-01-12 Bill Madlock, American MLB player (Chicago Cubs), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-02-04 Stan Papi, American baseball player
  • 1951-02-07 Benny Ayala, baseball player
  • 1951-02-25 César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
  • 1951-04-05 Rennie Stennett, Panamanian baseball infielder (World Series 1979; SF Giants; one of 3 players to collect 7 hits in a MLB game), born in Colón, Panama (d. 2021)
  • 1951-04-06 Bert Blyleven, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (2-time WS champion Twins 1979, 87), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • 1951-05-18 Jim Sundberg, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Galesburg, Illinois
  • 1951-06-09 Dave Parker 'the Cobra', American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, NL MVP 1978), born in Grenada, Mississippi
  • 1951-06-24 Ken Reitz, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1980; Gold Glove Award 1975; St. Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2021)
  • 1951-07-05 Rich "Goose" Gossage, American Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1951-07-29 Dan Driessen, American baseball player
  • 1951-09-28 Dave Rajsich, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1951-10-03 Dave Winfield, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, 1973-95. 12X All Star, 7X Golden Glove (San Diego Padres; New York Yankees, and 4 other teams), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1951-11-03 Dwight Evans, American baseball right fielder (MLB All-Star 1978, 81, 87; Boston Red Sox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1951-11-25 Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1951-12-24 John D'Acquisto, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
  • 1952-01-17 Darrell Porter, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1974, 78-80; World Series MVP 1982), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 2002)
  • 1952-02-03 Fred Lynn, American baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-02-09 Mookie Wilson, American baseball player
  • 1952-02-16 Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player
  • 1952-04-29 Bob McClure, American baseball player and coach (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1952-05-15 Rick Waits, baseball pitcher (Rangers, Indians, Twins)
  • 1952-10-18 Jerry Royster, American baseball player
  • 1952-11-08 Jerry Remy, American MLB player and commentator, born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1952-11-08 John Denny, American baseball pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1983; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Prescott, Arizona
  • 1952-12-21 Joaquín Andújar, Dominican baseball pitcher (Cardinals), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic (d. 2015)
  • 1952-12-27 Craig Reynolds, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1978-79; Seattle Mariners; Houston Astros), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1952-12-28 Ray Knight, 3rd baseman (NY Mets, Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1953-01-08 Bruce Sutter, American baseball pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-02-07 Dan Quisenberry, American MLB player (5-time AL saves leader), born in Santa Monica, California, (d. 1998)
  • 1953-03-08 Jim Rice, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (AL MVP 1978; 8-time MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox), born in Anderson, South Carolina
  • 1953-03-08 Don Werner, American baseball player
  • 1953-03-23 Bo Diaz, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1953-05-09 Ron Jackson, baseball player

Person of interestGeorge Brett

1953-05-15 George Brett, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (13 x MLB All Star; World Series 1985; AL MVP 1980; KC Royals), born in Glen Dale, West Virginia

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1953-05-16 Rick Rhoden, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Boynton Beach, Florida
  • 1953-06-21 Charlie Moore Jr., American baseball player, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1953-07-02 Tony Armas, baseball player
  • 1953-07-03 Frank Tanana, American MLB pitcher (California Angels), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-09-29 Warren Cromartie, baseball player

Person of interestKeith Hernandez

1953-10-20 Keith Hernandez, MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • 1953-11-28 Sixto Lezcano, baseball player
  • 1953-12-06 Gary Ward, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-12-13 Bill Castro, Dominican baseball player, born in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • 1954-02-10 Larry McWilliams, American major baseball pitcher, 1978-90, born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1954-04-08 Gary Carter, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1986; Gold Glove Award 1980–82; Montreal Expos, NY Mets), born in Culver City, California (d. 2012)
  • 1954-05-19 Rick Cerone, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1954-06-29 Rick Honeycutt, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1954-07-04 Jim Beattie, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Hampton, Virginia

Person of interestWillie Randolph

1954-07-06 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph

Person of interestAndre Dawson

1954-07-10 Andre Dawson, American MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP), born in Miami, Florida

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1954-08-14 Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers) nicknamed "The Bird", born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2009)
  • 1954-08-31 Claudell Washington, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 84; World Series 1974; Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • 1954-10-03 Dennis Eckersley, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1992; AL MVP 1992; Oakland A's), born in Oakland, California
  • 1954-10-13 George Frazier, American baseball player, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1954-10-28 Sammy Stewart, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1983; AL ERA leader 1981; Cleveland Indians), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1954-11-23 Ken Schrom, baseball player
  • 1954-11-23 Glenn Brummer, American baseball player

Person of interestOzzie Smith

1954-12-26 Ozzie Smith, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (15 x MLB All-Star; 13 x Gold Glove Award; World Series 1982; NL Silver Slugger Award 1987; NLCS MVP 1985; SD Padres, St Louis Cardinals), born in Mobile, Alabama

Baseball Player Ozzie Smith
Baseball Player
Ozzie Smith
  • 1955-01-01 LaMarr Hoyt, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1983; AL wins leader 1982-83; Chicago WS), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1955-02-05 Mike Heath, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1955-02-07 Charlie Puleo, baseball player
  • 1955-02-12 Chet Lemon [Chester Earl Lemon], American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1955-03-25 Lee Mazzilli, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1979, NY Mets; World Series 1986, Pittsburgh Pirates), manager (Baltimore Orioles) and coach (World Series 2000, NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955-04-16 Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager (San Francisco Giants), born in Landes de Boussac, Bussac-Forêt, France
  • 1955-04-26 Mike Scott, American baseball player (3× All-Star), born in Santa Monica, California

Person of interestDennis Martínez

1955-05-14 [Jose] Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), born in Granada, Nicaragua

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1955-05-16 Jack Morris, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (4-time World Series 1984, 91-3 Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1955-05-19 Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, San Diego Padres)
  • 1955-07-03 Matt Keough, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1978; Oakland A's), born in Pomona, California (d. 2020)
  • 1955-07-07 Len Barker, American baseball player, born in Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • 1955-07-09 Willie Wilson, American baseball player, born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1955-08-19 Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
  • 1955-09-22 Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
  • 1955-10-01 Jeff Reardon, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star; Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • 1955-10-25 Danny Darwin, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Bonham, Texas

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