On This Day

Baseball History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 791

  • 1908-04-02 Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by in 1839 by future American Civil War general Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, New York; known as 'the Doubleday myth'

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1908-06-30 At 41 years, 3 months future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young becomes oldest player to record a third career no-hitter as Boston Red Sox beat NY Highlanders, 8-0

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1908-07-29 St Louis Browns' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell strikes out 16 Philadelphia A's in 5-4 win against his previous team at Sportsman's Park II, St. Louis
  • 1908-08-13 Future Baseball HOF pitcher Cy Young's career is celebrated with special day in his name in Boston; he pitches briefly for Red Sox against an All-Star team
  • 1908-08-24 NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at Madison Square Garden
  • 1908-09-26 Ed Ruelbach becomes the first person to pitch a doubleheader shutout in major league baseball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1908-10-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Chesbro records final victory for the NY Highlanders before waived and claimed by Red Sox; beats Walter Johnson and Washington Senators, 2-1

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1908-10-02 Cleveland Naps and future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Addie Joss hurls a classic perfect game, beating Ed Walsh and the Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • 1908-10-14 Upset over seating arrangements at the Baseball World Series, sports reporters form a professional group that will become Baseball Writers Association of America
  • 1908-11-22 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
  • 1909-03-31 National Baseball Commission rules players who jump contracts to be suspended for 5 years; players joining outlaw organizations suspended for 3 years

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1909-06-16 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic gold medals

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1909-07-08 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1909-07-15 Detroit's future Baseball Hall of Fame center-fielder Ty Cobb smashes 2 inside-the-park homers to lead the Tigers to a sweep of the Washington Senators, 9-5 and 7-0

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1909-07-30 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1909-08-27 Future Baseball HOF pitcher Jack Chesbro's final game for NY Highlanders; 17-6 loss to the Tigers at Bennett Park, Detroit
  • 1909-08-31 A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball
  • 1909-09-18 Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
  • 1909-12-15 Thomas J Lynch becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1910-03-01 National Baseball Commission prohibits giving mementos to players on winning World Series teams; decision later reversed, making way for traditional winners' watches, rings, and stickpins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1910-04-14 US President William Howard Taft begins tradition of throwing ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day of baseball season

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1910-04-15 William Howard Taft is first US President to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game
  • 1910-07-19 Cy Young wins the 500th game of his Baseball HOF career as the Cleveland Naps beat Washington Senators, 5 - 2, in 11 innings; only pitcher in MLB history to reach milestone
  • 1910-08-13 Brooklyn Superbas and Pittsburgh Pirates play "the game of perfect symmetry" in baseball to 8-8 tie, both have 8 runs, 13 hits, 2 errors, 12 assists, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit baseman, and 1 passed ball
  • 1910-08-27 Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
  • 1910-10-20 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
  • 1910-10-23 World Series Baseball, West Side Park, Chicago: Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 7-2 in Game 5 to win their first title, 4-1
  • 1911-04-04 Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball MVP
  • 1911-06-18 Detroit Tigers trail Chicago White Sox, 13-1 at Bennett Park, Detroit; recover to win, 16-15 for the biggest comeback in Major League Baseball history
  • 1911-09-12 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers dual for final time; Boston Rustlers' Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of the Giants; NY wins, 11-2
  • 1911-09-22 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0 at Forbes Field for his final career victory, number 511
  • 1911-10-06 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young's MLB farewell appearance is a letdown; loses 13-3 to Brooklyn Dodgers in his 906th game
  • 1911-10-14 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
  • 1912-01-02 Brookyln Superbas Baseball Club President Charles Ebbets announces purchase of 4.5 acres of land to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 23,000; Ebbets Field opens in 1913
  • 1912-03-15 Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins
  • 1912-04-09 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard)
  • 1912-05-19 AL President Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball
  • 1912-08-20 Washington Senators future Baseball HOF pitcher Walter Johnson wins AL-record 15th straight, beating Cleveland Naps, 4-2; in nightcap Carl Cushion no-hits Naps, 2-0 in 6 innings
  • 1913-02-01 American all-round athlete Jim Thorpe signs a contract to play baseball with the New York Giants; unlike his other sporting endeavours the Olympic-medal winner's career in MLB was uninspiring
  • 1913-07-25 Pittsburgh Pirates future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Max Carey scores 5 runs without a hit, reaching first base on an error and 4 walks, as the Bucs beat Philadelphia Phillies, 12-2
  • 1913-12-09 John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1914-02-01 Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play a 10-inning, 3-3 tie in Cairo, Egypt in an exhibition MLB game; part of special 56-game world tour
  • 1914-05-16 Ewing Field baseball park opens near Masonic Street, San Francisco. Relocated a year later.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1914-06-09 Pittsburgh Pirate baseball shortstop Honus Wagner is 2nd player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-07-07 Baltimore Orioles owner Jack Dunn offers future baseball legend Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10k to Connie Mack (Philadelphia A's); refuses pleading lack of finance

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

AgreementContract of Interest

1914-07-09 Boston Red Sox purchase future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth's contract from minor league Baltimore Orioles

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1914-07-11 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth makes his MLB debut as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox; earns 4-3 win against the Cleveland Naps at Fenway Park
  • 1915-03-13 Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substitutes a grapefruit
  • 1915-05-06 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth hits his first MLB home run; pitches 12 frames in Boston Red Sox 4-3 extra innings loss to New York Yankees
  • 1915-09-22 Boston Red Sox ask Boston Braves for use of Braves Field (10,000+ capacity) for Baseball World Series against Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1915-12-22 Organized baseball and Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati; Federal Baseball League dissolves
  • 1916-07-20 NY Giants trade future Baseball HOF pitcher Christy Mathewson to Cincinnati Reds
  • 1916-09-04 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown face each other for a final time; after 25 contests Mathewson takes a 13-12 advantage with Reds 10-8 winners over Cubs
  • 1916-12-02 National Baseball Commission orders that injured players get full pay for duration of their contracts; injury clause previously let clubs suspend players after 15 days' pay
  • 1917-05-07 In a testament to his pitching ability, future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth leads Boston Red Sox to a 1-0 victory against Washington Senators legend Walter Johnson
  • 1917-08-19 Sunday benefit baseball game at NYC's Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1918-01-02 After repeated clashes over pay with the Brooklyn Robins owner Charlie Ebbets, star right fielder and future Baseball Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel is traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • 1918-05-14 Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, D.C.
  • 1918-12-10 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League for the 2nd time
  • 1919-04-23 US Major League Baseball opens a reduced 140-game season
  • 1919-05-04 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC, 35,000 watch the Phillies beat the NY Giants 4-3
  • 1919-05-11 Washington Senators future Baseball Hall of Fame ace Walter Johnson pitches 12 scoreless innings in a famous 0-0 duel with Jack Quinn of the NY Yankees at the Polo Grounds
  • 1919-05-25 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
  • 1919-09-20 Legendary baseball slugger Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's MLB mark of 27 home runs with a 9th inning blast in Boston Red Sox 4-3 win against Chicago WS
  • 1919-10-01 Infamous 'Black Sox' Baseball World Series begins with Cincinnati Reds' Dutch Ruether pitching a 6-hitter and hitting 3 RBI on 2 triples and a single for a 9-1 rout of White Sox
  • 1919-10-03 Cuban Dolf Luque becomes first Hispanic player to appear in Baseball World Series; pitches 1 inning of relief in Reds' 3-0 defeat to Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park
  • 1919-10-06 Chicago White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a Baseball World Series in Game 5 vs Cincinnati Reds; angered when pitchers Eddie Cicotte & Lefty Williams refuse to follow his signals during 5-0 loss
  • 1919-10-30 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball
  • 1919-12-26 Yankees and Boston Red Sox reach agreement to move future Baseball Hall of Fame pitching slugger Babe Ruth to New York
  • 1920-01-03 Boston Red Sox baseball club owner Harry Frazee announces agreement to sell slugger Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 in cash and a $350,000 loan; start of the 84 year "Curse of the Bambino"
  • 1920-01-04 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
  • 1920-02-09 Joint Rules Com bans foreign substances & alterations to baseballs
  • 1920-02-10 Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
  • 1920-02-13 National Negro Baseball League organizes
  • 1920-05-01 Longest MLB game by innings - Brooklyn Robins tie the Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings
  • 1920-05-02 1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis
  • 1920-06-05 Philadelphia Athletics's VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier
  • 1920-07-19 Babe Ruth hits his 30th home run of the 1920 baseball season, breaking his own single-season record. He would attain 54 throughout the season, before breaking that record the next year.
  • 1920-09-24 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth becomes first to hit 50 home runs in a MLB season with a 1st inning blast off Jose Acosta in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Senators
  • 1920-10-10 Cleveland Indians outfielder Elmer Smith hits baseball's first ever World Series grand slam (Game 5, 1920)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1920-11-08 Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th

Founder of Baseball's American League Ban Johnson
Founder of Baseball's American League
Ban Johnson

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1920-11-12 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
  • 1921-07-18 Babe Ruth achieves 139 home runs and becomes the all-time home run leader in Major League Baseball, taking the title from Roger Connor
  • 1921-08-02 After 3 hours deliberation a Chicago jury acquits 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal; next day they are banned from organised baseball for life
  • 1921-08-05 KDKA Pittsburgh presents first radio broadcast of MLB; Pirates beat Phillies, 8-0; Harold Arlin first play-by-play broadcaster
  • 1921-10-05 First Baseball World Series radio broadcast; all-NY contest, Yankees beat Giants, 3-0 at Polo Grounds; sportswriter Grantland Rice is the caller
  • 1922-02-18 Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his federal judgeship to give full attention to job as Major League Baseball Commissioner
  • 1922-05-29 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws
  • 1922-06-12 Browns pitcher Hub Pruett strikes out future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth 3 consecutive times as St. Louis beats New York Yankees, 7 - 1 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1922-09-20 St. Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games

MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager Rogers Hornsby
MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager
Rogers Hornsby
  • 1922-09-24 St Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby sets National League HR mark at 42
  • 1922-10-04 Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing as the New York Giants-New York Yankees Baseball World Series is broadcast for the first time over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • 1922-10-05 NY Yankees and Giants play out a controversial 3-3 tie in 10 innings in Game 2 of Baseball World Series at Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NY; Giants win series, 4-0-1
  • 1922-12-16 Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs formally organizes
  • 1923-02-20 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson becomes President and owner of Boston Braves; buys the team for $300,000 with NY attorney Judge Emil Fuchs and Bostonian James McDonough
  • 1923-07-22 Washington Senators future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson becomes 1st to reach 3,000 career strikeout milestone (en route to 3,508) with 5 K's in 3-1 win over Cleveland Indians

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1923-08-03 Baseball games cancelled following the death of US President Warren G. Harding

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1924-02-10 Bucky Harris at 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators)
  • 1925-01-05 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
  • 1925-04-21 No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 822

  • 1903-02-01 Carl Reynolds, American baseball outfielder (2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings 1930; Chicago WS), born in LaRue, Texas (d. 1978)
  • 1903-02-21 Thomas Yawkey, baseball owner (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1903-04-06 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)
  • 1903-04-16 Paul Waner, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (NL MVP 1927; NL batting champion 1927, 34, 36; MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Harrah, Oklahoma (d. 1965)
  • 1903-05-11 Charlie Gehringer, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 6-time MLB All Star), born in Fowlerville, Michigan (d. 1993)

Person of interestLou Gehrig

1903-06-19 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Person of interestCarl Hubbell

1903-06-22 Carl Hubbell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; NL MVP 1933, 36; NY Giants), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1988)

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell
  • 1903-10-09 Walter O'Malley, American baseball team owner (Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1904-02-29 John "Pepper" Martin, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Temple, Oklahoma (d. 1965)
  • 1904-05-03 Red Ruffing, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1932, 36–39, 41; NY Yankees), born in Granville, Illinois (d. 1986)

Person of interestChuck Klein

1904-10-07 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933; MLB All-Star 1933, 34; NL MVP 1932; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1958)

Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder Chuck Klein
Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder
Chuck Klein
  • 1905-10-12 Rick Ferrell, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (8 x MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1905-11-21 Fred Lindstrom, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (New York Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1906-01-03 Gus Suhr, American baseball first baseman (1435 MLB games Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies; only player to be sued by a fan injured after struck by a foul ball), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2004)
  • 1906-03-16 Lloyd Waner, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (MLB All Star 1938; batting average over .300 x 10; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Harrah, Oklahoma (d. 1982)

Person of interestSatchel Paige

1906-07-07 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1982)

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Satchel Paige
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Satchel Paige

Person of interestJoe Cronin

1906-10-12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL President), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin
Baseball Player and Manager
Joe Cronin
  • 1907-06-06 Bill Dickey, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; 14 × World Series; NY Yankees) and manager (NY Yankees), born in Bastrop, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1907-06-24 Rollie Hemsley, American baseball catcher (5-time MLB All Star), born in Syracuse, Ohio (d. 1972)

Person of interestJimmie Foxx

1907-10-22 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933), born in Sudlersville, Maryland (d. 1967)

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx
  • 1907-11-01 Larry French, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1940; Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs; Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Visalia, California (d. 1987)
  • 1908-02-02 Wes Ferrell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1933, 37; no-hitter 1931; record 37 career HRs hit by a pitcher), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1976)
  • 1908-11-26 Lefty Gomez, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Rodeo, California (d. 1989)
  • 1909-03-02 Mel Ott, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder and manager (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; 6 × NL home run leader; NY Giants), born in Gretna, Louisiana (d. 1958)
  • 1909-03-25 Dutch (Emil) Leonard, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1.01 ERA 1914)
  • 1909-07-07 Billy Herman, American baseball hall of fame second baseman and manager (Dodgers, Cubs), born in New Albany, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • 1910-10-12 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)

Person of interestHank Greenberg

1911-01-01 Hank Greenberg, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (5 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1935, 45; AL MVP 1935, 40; Detroit Tigers), born in NYC, NY (d. 1986)

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1911-01-16 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1911-06-08 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1934, 36, 37, 45; NL strikeout leader 1936; Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina (d. 1985)
  • 1911-11-03 Johnny Keane, American baseball manager (World Series 1964 St. Louis Cardinals; NY Yankees), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1967)
  • 1911-12-01 Walter Alston, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), born in Venice, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • 1911-12-01 Calvin Griffith, Canadian baseball team owner (Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins 1955-84), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1999)
  • 1912-01-03 Cliff Melton, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1942; NL saves leader 1937; NY Giants), born in Brevard, North Carolina (d. 1986)
  • 1912-01-11 Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1961)
  • 1912-03-09 Arky Vaughn, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All-Star 1934–42; NL batting champion 1935; NL stolen base leader 1943), born in Clifty, Arkansas (d. 1952)
  • 1912-12-01 Cookie Lavagetto, American baseball third baseman, manager and coach (MLB All Star 1938-41; Brooklyn Dodgers; Washington Senators), born in Oakland, California (d. 1990)
  • 1913-02-20 Tommy Henrich, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1942, 1947–50; World Series 1938, 41, 47, 49, 51; NY Yankees), born in Massillon, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1913-10-02 Gene Benson, American baseball outfielder (Negro League All-Star 1940, 45-46), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)

Person of interestBill Veeck

1914-02-09 Bill Veeck, American MLB owner and promoter (Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck
  • 1914-02-23 Mike Tresh, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago WS), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • 1914-03-01 Harry Caray, American Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster (Chicago Cubs), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • 1914-07-31 Elmer Riddle, American baseball pitcher (NL wins leader 1943; Cincinnati Reds), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1984)
  • 1914-11-23 Emmett Ashford, American MLB umpire (first certified black umpire in organised baseball), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)

Person of interestJoe DiMaggio

1914-11-25 Joe DiMaggio, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (13 × MLB All-Star; 9 x World Series; 3 x AL MVP; MLB record 56-game hitting streak; NY Yankees), born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1915-01-03 Sid Hudson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1941, 42; Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox), born in Coalfield, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • 1915-03-20 Stan Spence, American baseball center fielder (MLB All-Star 1942, 44, 46, 47; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns), born in South Portsmouth, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • 1915-04-01 Jeff Heath, Canadian baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1941, 43, 45; Cleveland Indians), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 1975)
  • 1915-04-02 Al Barlick, American Baseball Hall of Fame umpire (7 x World Series; 7 x MLB All Star games), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1915-04-19 Harry Craft, American MLB baseball player and manager, born in Ellisville, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1916-07-31 Billy Hitchcock, American baseball infielder, manager, official (Detroit Tigers; president Double-A Southern League 1971–80), born in Inverness, Alabama(d. 2006)
  • 1916-10-31 Ken Keltner, American MLB baseball third baseman, 1937-50, 7x All-Star (Cleveland Indians; Boston Red Sox), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1991)
  • 1916-11-02 Al Campanis, Greek baseball second baseman and executive (first Greek player in MLB history; GM LA Dodgers 1968-87), born in Kos, Greece (d. 1998)
  • 1917-02-01 Eiji Sawamura, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (first no-hitter in Japanese pro baseball 1936), born in Ujiyamada, Mie Prefecture, Japan (d. 1944)
  • 1917-03-29 Tommy Holmes, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1945, 48; NL HR leader 1945; Boston Braves) and manager (Boston Braves), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1917-04-25 Red Flaherty, American baseball umpire (World Series 1955, 58, 65, 70; MLB All Star games 1956, 61, 69), born in Maynard, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1917-09-03 Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50; Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, NY Giants) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago WS, Texas Rangers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1917-10-08 Danny Murtaugh, American baseball infielder and manager (World Series 1960, 71; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • 1917-10-25 Lee MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (AL President), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • 1917-11-01 Pat Mullin, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1947-48; Detroit Tigers), born in Trotter, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1918-01-25 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster, born in Washington, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 1918-01-29 William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
  • 1918-02-12 Dominic DiMaggio, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1918-02-26 Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, American baseball pitcher (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Ash Flat, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • 1918-03-01 Hank Wyse, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago Cubs), born in Lunsford, Arkansas (d. 2000)
  • 1918-03-31 Marv Grissom, American baseball pitcher, coach (MLB All Star 1954, NY, SF Giants), born in Los Molinos, CA (d. 2005)
  • 1918-10-04 Red Munger, American baseball (MLB All Star 1944, 47, 49; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1918-11-03 Bob Feller, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Triple Crown 1940; 3 x no-hit games), born in Van Meter, Iowa (d.2010)
  • 1919-02-25 Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
  • 1919-05-01 Al Zarilla, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1948; St. Louis Browns), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • 1919-08-09 Ralph Houk, American baseball catcher, coach, manager and executive (World Series champion 1947, 52-53, coach, 58; mgr 1961-62; NY Yankees), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 2010)
  • 1920-01-06 Early Wynn, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Hartford, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • 1920-02-20 Frankie Gustine, American Major baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 47, 48; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Hoopeston, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1920-05-16 Dave Philley, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1920-08-17 Vern Bickford, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1949; no-hitter 1950; Boston / Milwaukee Braves), born in Hellier, Kentucky (d. 1960)
  • 1920-08-21 Gerry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1952-53, 60; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox), born in Brush Prairie, Washington (d. 2008)
  • 1920-09-22 Bob Lemon, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1948–54; World Series 1948; no-hitter 1948; Cleveland Indians) and manager (KC Royals, Chicago WS; World Series NY Yankees 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • 1920-10-02 Spec Shea, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star, World Series 1947; NY Yankees, Washington Sens), born in Naugatuck, Connecticut (d. 2002)
  • 1920-10-23 Vern Stephens, American baseball shortstop (8-time MLB All Star; AL HR leader 1945; 3×AL RBI leader), born in McAlister, New Mexico (d. 1968)
  • 1920-11-02 Dick Sisler. American baseball utility, coach and manager (Cincinnati Reds; MLB All Star 1950), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)

Person of interestStan Musial

1920-11-21 Stan Musial, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (24 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942, 44, 46; NL MVP 1943, 46, 48; 7 × NL batting champion; St Louis Cardinals), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1920-11-27 Johnny Schmitz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1946, 48; NL saves leader 1946), born in Wausau, Wisconsin (d. 2011)

Person of interestWarren Spahn

1921-04-23 Warren Spahn, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (17 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957; Cy Young Award 1957; 8 × NL wins leader; Boston/Milwaukee Braves), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2003)

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Warren Spahn
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Warren Spahn

Person of interestToni Stone

1921-07-17 Toni Stone, American baseball second baseman (first woman to play in men's Negro League), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1996)

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone

Person of interestRoy Campanella

1921-11-19 Roy Campanella, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL MVP 1951,53,55 Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1922-05-11 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
  • 1922-06-13 Mel Parnell, American MLB pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1947-56), coach, and broadcaster, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1922-07-31 Hank Bauer, American baseball infielder, manager (8-time World Series champion; NY Yankees, Baltimore Orioles), born in East St. Louis, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1922-09-03 Morrie Martin, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1949-59 (Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Athletics, and 5 other teams), and double Purple Heart Army veteran, born in Dixon, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • 1922-10-27 Ralph Kiner, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL home run leader 1946–52; 6×MLB All-Star; Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico (d. 2014)
  • 1922-12-03 Joe Collins, American baseball first baseman (World Series 1949–53, 56; New York Yankees), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1923-02-02 Red Schoendienst, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman/manager (10-time All Star), born in Germantown, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1923-03-07 Bobo Holloman, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter on MLB debut 1953; St. Louis Browns), born in Thomaston, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1923-12-08 Joe Burke, American baseball executive (president KC Royals 1981-92), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1992)
  • 1924-02-29 Al Rosen, American baseball third baseman (MLB All-Star 1952–55; World Series 1948; AL MVP 1953; Cleveland Indians) and executive (NL Executive of the Year 1989), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1924-04-02 Bobby Ávila, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (MLB All-Star 1952, 54, 55; AL batting champion 1954; Cleveland Indians), born in Veracruz City, Mexico (d. 2004)
  • 1924-05-23 Clyde King, American baseball pitcher, coach, manager and executive (Brooklyn Dodgers; New York Yankees), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • 1924-05-29 Pepper Paire, American National Women's Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (1948 AAGPBL All-Star Team), born in Los Angeles, CA (d. 2013)
  • 1924-10-25 Bobby Brown, American baseball third baseman (NY Yankees; World Series 1947, 49–51) and executive (president American League 1984-94), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2021)
  • 1924-12-13 Larry Doby, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB All-Star 1949–55; World Series 1948; AL HR leader 1952, 54; 1st African-American in AL; Cleveland Indians), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 2003)

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  • 1978-01-13 Joe McCarthy, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1932, 36–39, 41, 43; New York Yankees), dies at 96
  • 1978-03-27 Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), dies at 89
  • 1978-04-08 Ford Frick, American baseball commissioner, dies at 83
  • 1978-05-29 Carl Reynolds, American baseball outfielder (2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings 1930; Chicago WS), dies at 75
  • 1979-02-07 Warren Giles, American baseball National League president, dies at 82
  • 1979-06-17 Duffy Lewis, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1912, 15, 16; Boston Red Sox), dies at 91
  • 1979-08-02 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1971, 73–78; World Series 1977, 78; AL MVP 1976; NY Yankees), dies in a plane crash at 32
  • 1979-08-09 Walter O'Malley, American baseball team owner (Dodgers), dies at 75
  • 1980-03-01 Emmett Ashford, American MLB umpire (first certified black umpire in organised baseball), dies from a heart attack at 65
  • 1980-06-01 Rube Marquard, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL wins leader 1912; NL strikeout leader 1911; no-hitter 1915; NY Giants), dies at 93
  • 1980-12-14 Elston Howard, American baseball catcher (12 × MLB All-Star; 6 × World Series; AL MVP 1963; first African-American NY Yankee), dies from myocarditis at 59
  • 1980-12-31 Bob Shawkey, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1923, 27; AL ERA leader 1920, New York Yankees), dies at 90
  • 1981-10-04 Fred Lindstrom, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (New York Giants), dies at 75
  • 1982-02-17 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)

Person of interestSatchel Paige

1982-06-08 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), dies of a heart attack at 75

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Satchel Paige
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Satchel Paige
  • 1982-07-22 Lloyd Waner, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (MLB All Star 1938; batting average over .300 x 10; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from emphysema at 76
  • 1983-01-09 Stan Spence, American baseball center fielder (MLB All-Star 1942, 44, 46, 47; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns), dies from emphysema at 67
  • 1983-10-18 Willie Jones, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1950, 51; Philadelphia Phillies), dies from cancer at 58

Person of interestRay Kroc

1984-01-14 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 1984-05-14 Elmer Riddle, American baseball pitcher (NL wins leader 1943; Cincinnati Reds), dies at 69

Person of interestJoe Cronin

1984-09-07 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL President), dies at 77

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin
Baseball Player and Manager
Joe Cronin
  • 1984-10-01 Walter Alston, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), dies from heart attack complications at 72
  • 1984-10-01 Billy Goodman, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1949, 53; AL batting champion 1950), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1984-10-13 George 'High Pockets' Kelly, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (World Series 1921, 22; NL HR leader 1921; NY Giants), dies from a stroke at 89
  • 1985-02-12 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1934, 36, 37, 45; NL strikeout leader 1936; Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), dies at 73
  • 1985-06-10 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1985-07-27 'Smoky' Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher/outfielder (World Series 12, 15, 20; MLB wins leader 34–5 1912; pitched no-hitter 1911; Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians), dies at 95

Person of interestRoger Maris

1985-12-14 Roger Maris, American baseball right fielder (7-time MLB All Star, 61 HRs 1961), dies of cancer at 51

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Person of interestBill Veeck

1986-01-02 Bill Veeck, American MLB owner and promoter (Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns), dies of lung cancer at 71

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck
  • 1986-02-17 Red Ruffing, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1932, 36–39, 41; NY Yankees), dies from stroke related problems at 80
  • 1986-07-28 Cliff Melton, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1942; NL saves leader 1937; NY Giants), dies at 74
  • 1986-10-11 Norm Cash, American baseball 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51
  • 1987-02-09 Larry French, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1940; Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs; Brooklyn Dodgers), dies at 79
  • 1987-05-01 Bobo Holloman, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter on MLB debut 1953; St. Louis Browns), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1987-11-16 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  • 1988-02-28 Harvey Kuenn, American baseball utility (AL batting champion 1959; 10 × All-Star 1953–1960²; Detroit Tigers), dies from heart disease and diabetes at 57
  • 1988-03-06 Dick Ricketts Jr., American basketball center (# 1 overall pick 1955 NBA draft St. Louis Hawks) and baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals), dies from leukemia at 54
  • 1989-08-30 Joe Collins, American baseball first baseman (World Series 1949–53, 56; New York Yankees), dies at 66
  • 1989-09-01 A. Bartlett Giamatti, American executive (MLB Commissioner 1989; President Yale University 1978-86), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1989-09-03 Rip Sewell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1943–46; NL wins leader 1943; Pittsburgh Pirates 1938–49), dies at 82
  • 1989-09-29 August A. "Gussie" Busch, American brewing magnate and baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90

Person of interestBilly Martin

1989-12-25 Billy Martin, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1956; World Series 1951, 52, 53, 56; NY Yankees) and manager (World Series 1977 NY Yankees), killed in a car accident at 61

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • 1990-01-07 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • 1990-06-12 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), dies at 59
  • 1990-08-10 Cookie Lavagetto, American baseball third baseman, manager and coach (MLB All Star 1938-41; Brooklyn Dodgers; Washington Senators), dies at 77
  • 1990-08-28 Larry Jackson, American baseball pitcher (5 × MLB All-Star; MLB wins leader 1964; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), dies from cancer at 59
  • 1991-01-03 Luke Appling, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, (7-time MLB All Star; AL batting champion 1936, 43; Chicago White Sox), dies of abdominal aortic aneurysm at 83
  • 1991-01-07 Joe Hicks, baseball coach, dies of cancer at 64

Person of interestCool Papa Bell

1991-03-07 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, dies at 87

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • 1991-04-01 Frankie Gustine, American Major baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 47, 48; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 71
  • 1991-04-11 Walker Cooper, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1942–44, 46–50; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 76
  • 1991-06-15 Happy Chandler, American politician and Commissioner of Baseball (b. 1898)
  • 1992-05-12 Joe Burke, American baseball executive (president KC Royals 1981-92), dies from lymphatic cancer at 68
  • 1992-06-04 Carl Stotz, founder (baseball's little league), dies at 82
  • 1992-06-15 Eddie Lopat, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73
  • 1992-09-05 Billy Herman, American baseball hall of fame second baseman and manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83
  • 1992-09-23 Bernice Gera, American 1st female baseball umpire (1969 NY-Penn League), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1992-12-09 Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62
  • 1993-02-10 Rip Repulski, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1956; World Series 1959), dies at 64
  • 1993-04-21 Hal Schumacher, baseball pitcher, dies at 82
  • 1993-04-22 Mark Koenig, American baseball player (NY Yankees), dies at 88

Person of interestRoy Campanella

1993-06-26 Roy Campanella, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL MVP 1951,53,55 Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Person of interestDon Drysdale

1993-07-03 Don Drysdale, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1959, 63, 65; 9 x MLB All Star; Cy Young Award 1962; Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 56

MLB Player Don Drysdale
MLB Player
Don Drysdale
  • 1993-09-15 Ethan Allen, American baseball center fielder (inventor Cadaco-Ellis board game All Star Baseball; Yale University), dies at 89
  • 1993-09-20 Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65
  • 1993-11-12 Bill Dickey, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; 14 × World Series; NY Yankees) and manager (NY Yankees), dies at 86
  • 1994-01-08 Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (12 perfect inning game), dies at 68
  • 1994-01-10 Charles "Chub" Feeney, baseball pres (National League), dies at 72
  • 1994-07-13 Jimmie Reese, American baseball infielder and coach (LA Angels Hall of Fame), dies of aspiration pneumonia and respiratory failure at 92
  • 1995-01-18 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire in the American League (1969-79), dies at 57
  • 1995-03-13 Leon Day, American baseball pitcher (Negro Leagues), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1995-04-28 Peaches Davis, American baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • 1995-07-27 Rick Ferrell, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (8 x MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators), dies of arrhythmia at 89
  • 1995-08-03 Harry Craft, American MLB baseball player and manager, dies at 80

Person of interestMickey Mantle

1995-08-13 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), dies of liver cancer at 63

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1995-12-27 Al Barlick, American Baseball Hall of Fame umpire (7 x World Series; 7 x MLB All Star games), dies at 80
  • 1996-02-08 Del Ennis, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 51, 55; NL RBI leader 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), dies from complications of diabetes at 70
  • 1996-02-19 Charles "Charlie O" Finley, American sports entrepreneur (MLB's Kansas City/Oakland A's: NHL's California Golden Seals), dies at 77
  • 1996-05-26 Mike Sharperson, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1992; World Series 1988, 95), dies in a car crash at 34
  • 1996-07-23 Red Munger, American baseball (MLB All Star 1944, 47, 49; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 77
  • 1996-08-28 Al Zarilla, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1948; St. Louis Browns), dies of cancer at 77

Person of interestToni Stone

1996-11-02 Toni Stone, American baseball second baseman (first woman to play in men's Negro League), dies at 75

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone
  • 1997-10-06 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1938-39, 42-43; World Series 1940; Cincinnati Reds), dies of an abdominal aneurysm at 82
  • 1997-12-02 Steve Hamilton, American baseball pitcher (New York Yankees) and basketball forward (Minneapolis Lakers), dies of cancer at 63
  • 1998-02-18 Harry Caray, American Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster (Chicago Cubs), dies of heart attack complications at 83
  • 1998-06-21 Al Campanis, Greek baseball second baseman and executive (first Greek player in MLB history; GM LA Dodgers 1968-87), dies from coronary artery disease at 81
  • 1998-07-13 Red Badgro, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end and coach (NY Giants) and baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), dies after a fall at 95
  • 1998-11-20 Dick Sisler. American baseball utility, coach and manager (Cincinnati Reds; MLB All Star 1950), dies at 78
  • 1999-04-01 Red Flaherty, American baseball umpire (World Series 1955, 58, 65, 70; MLB All Star games 1956, 61, 69), dies from stroke-related complications at 81
  • 1999-04-06 Gene Benson, American baseball outfielder (Negro League All-Star 1940, 45-46), dies at 85
  • 1999-06-06 Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50; Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, NY Giants) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago WS, Texas Rangers), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 1999-08-14 Pat Mullin, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1947-48; Detroit Tigers), dies at 81
  • 1999-10-20 Calvin Griffith, Canadian baseball team owner (Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins 1955-84), dies at 87
  • 1999-12-01 Gene Baker, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1955; World Series 1960; Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 74
  • 2000-10-22 Hank Wyse, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago Cubs), dies at 82
  • 2000-10-28 Andújar Cedeño, Dominican baseball infielder (Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers), dies in a car accident at 31
  • 2002-01-03 Al Smith, American baseball outfielder and third baseman (3-time MLB All Star; Cleveland Indians), dies at 73

Person of interestJack Buck

2002-06-18 Jack Buck, American baseball announcer, dies at 77

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck

Person of interestTed Williams

2002-07-05 Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer and last player to bat over.400 in a single season (Boston Red Sox) dies at 84

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 2002-07-19 Spec Shea, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star, World Series 1947; NY Yankees, Washington Sens), dies after heart surgery at 81

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