Baseball History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 300 of 491

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947-04-15 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1947-08-26 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)
  • 1948-08-17 Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game for the 2nd time
  • 1948-09-20 Mexican Baseball league disbanded
  • 1948-11-30 Baseball's Negro National League disbands
  • 1949-07-12 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
  • 1949-07-31 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Baker, Florida, killing 2 players
  • 1949-09-18 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
  • 1950-02-16 Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1950-10-03 Baseball rules Phils lefty Curt Simmons cannot play in World Series despite his being on furlough from Army
  • 1952-09-07 Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn)
  • 1953-02-20 US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling
  • 1953-05-30 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2
  • 1953-08-23 Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3")
  • 1953-11-04 New baseball balk rule gives the batter option of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk
  • 1953-11-09 Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
  • 1953-11-17 St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
  • 1953-11-19 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954-03-01 In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1955-03-07 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter
  • 1955-10-23 Dominican League moves to winter baseball for 1st time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956-01-19 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1956-01-26 Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957-01-10 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1957-02-14 Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
  • 1957-02-25 US Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport
  • 1957-07-08 Baseball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
  • 1957-08-01 Glen Gorbous throws a regulation baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
  • 1957-08-18 Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½")
  • 1957-12-28 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
  • 1958-01-30 Baseball announces players & coaches rather than fans pick all stars
  • 1958-04-15 1st baseball game in California, SF Giants beat LA Dodgers, 8-0
  • 1958-11-13 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
  • 1959-02-01 Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-05-07 "Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1959-05-15 100th anniversary of 1st college baseball game, between Amherst & Williams Teams reenact the original contest
  • 1959-07-27 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
  • 1959-08-01 New Continental baseball league formed
  • 1960-04-19 Baseball uniforms begin displaying players' names on their backs
  • 1960-05-07 Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
  • 1960-05-20 Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog
  • 1960-06-18 Giants hire Tom Sheehan as baseball's oldest debuting manager (66)
  • 1960-07-18 Baseball's NL votes to add Houston and NY franchises
  • 1960-11-26 Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
  • 1961-03-24 NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961-04-12 Douglas MacArthur declines offer to become baseball commissioner

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1961-11-26 Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball
  • 1962-01-24 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.
  • 1962-02-04 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game

  • 1962-04-10 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
  • 1962-06-10 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
  • 1962-11-29 Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
  • 1963-01-27 Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

AgreementContract of Interest

1963-02-27 Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1963-05-25 Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game
  • 1963-06-09 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
  • 1963-09-06 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history
  • 1964-01-15 Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1964-02-02 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1964-02-17 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
  • 1964-03-05 Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
  • 1964-08-05 Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as Commissioner of Baseball
  • 1964-12-04 Baseball approves a free-agent draft
  • 1964-12-04 Commissioner's office given full powers in baseball disputes
  • 1965-01-31 Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1965-02-17 US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute
  • 1965-08-12 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise
  • 1965-08-30 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball
  • 1965-11-17 William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball
  • 1965-12-15 William Eckert replaces Ford Frick as 4th Commissioner of Baseball
  • 1966-06-14 Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball
  • 1967-01-29 Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-05-30 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1967-08-21 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
  • 1968-01-23 Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1968-01-28 Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1968-02-04 Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball
  • 1968-02-21 Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
  • 1968-04-08 Baseball's Opening Day is postponed because of Martin Luther King's assassination
  • 1968-07-10 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
  • 1968-11-15 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
  • 1968-12-06 Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years
  • 1969-01-22 Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1969-02-02 Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1969-02-25 Pension plan for baseball is agreed to
  • 1969-04-08 1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats NY Mets 10-9
  • 1969-04-14 1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)
  • 1969-09-13 Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player
  • 1969-10-04 Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 & Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
  • 1969-10-16 T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, New York Mets win Baseball World Series 4-1
  • 1969-12-29 NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball and challenge the reserve clause
  • 1970-01-01 Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1970-01-16 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
  • 1970-02-01 Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1970-04-01 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, headed by Bud Selig, purchases Seattle Pilots for $10,800,000
  • 1970-05-30 Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans
  • 1970-07-27 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, and Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1970-08-12 Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 362

  • 1963-01-02 David Cone, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1963-01-02 Edgar Martinez, American baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-01-07 Craig Shipley, Australian-American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 1963-01-22 Jeff Treadway, American baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1963-02-24 Matias Carrillo, Mexican-American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1963-04-03 Chris Bosio, baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1963-06-02 Brian Harvey, baseball umpire (NL)
  • 1964-01-17 Jeff Tabaka, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1964-01-29 John Habyan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1964-05-11 Floyd Youmans, baseball pitcher (Expos)
  • 1964-05-11 Jeff Sellers, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
  • 1964-05-20 Jeff Schwarz, American baseball pitcher (California Angels, Chicago White Sox)
  • 1964-05-26 Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)

Person of interestBarry Bonds

1964-07-24 Barry Bonds, American baseball left fielder (Pirates, SF Giants, 7X MVP), born in Riverside, California

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1964-09-10 Peter Vogler, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-01-04 Kevin Wickander, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1965-01-06 Jose Dejesus, American baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
  • 1965-01-20 Brad Brink, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1965-01-26 Lou Frazier, American baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1965-02-12 Rubén Amaro Jr., US baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1965-02-17 Jim Bowie, Japanese-American baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)

Person of interestRon Gant

1965-03-02 Ron Gant, American baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves, St Louis Cardinals), born in Victoria, Texas

MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • 1965-11-06 Brian Givens, American baseball pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Lompoc, California
  • 1966-01-19 Anthony Young, American baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)
  • 1966-01-21 Chris Hammond, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1966-01-25 Richie Lewis, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Muncie, Indiana
  • 1966-02-01 Eddie Zambrano, Venezuelan-American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1966-02-15 Melido Perez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
  • 1966-02-20 Derek Lilliquist, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians, Atl Braves)
  • 1966-02-21 Chris Donnels, American baseball infielder (Houston Astros)
  • 1966-02-24 Rene Arocha, Cubans-American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1966-02-27 Chris Howard, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1966-08-02 Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], Melbourne, Florida, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year)
  • 1966-10-31 Brian Keyser, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Castro Valley, California
  • 1967-01-05 Chris Nabholz, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1967-01-26 Jeff Branson, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1967-02-09 Todd Pratt, American baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1967-02-11 John Patterson, American baseball infielder (SF Giants)
  • 1967-02-13 Eddie Pye, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Columbia, Tennessee
  • 1967-02-18 Matt Turner, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1967-02-20 Kurt Knudsen, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1967-02-25 Rich Rowland, American baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1967-02-26 Scott Service, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1967-06-04 Rick Wilkins, American baseball catcher (Houston Astros), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1967-06-04 Simon Sheldon-Collins, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967-07-03 Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive
  • 1968-01-08 Paul Carey, American baseball infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1968-01-11 Ben Rivera, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1968-01-24 Ross Powell, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros)
  • 1968-01-27 Eric Wedge, American baseball catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1968-01-29 Kevin Roberson, American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1968-01-31 Steve Phoenix, American baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics)
  • 1968-02-10 Ryan Bowen, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Fort Madison, Iowa
  • 1968-02-13 Matt Mieske, US baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1968-02-25 David Hulse, American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1968-02-28 J T Snow, American baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 1968-05-22 Alan Levine, Baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Park Ridge, Illinois
  • 1968-10-31 Eddie Taubensee, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Beeville, Texas

Person of interestSammy Sosa

1968-11-12 Sammy Sosa, Dominican baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • 1968-12-11 Derek Bell, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1969-01-07 Chris Hatcher, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros)
  • 1969-01-09 Domingo Jean, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1969-01-13 Kevin Foster, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1969-01-22 Keith Gordon, American baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1969-02-01 John Moore, Australian baseball catcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969-02-03 Terry Bradshaw, American baseball outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1969-02-04 Brad Cornett, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969-02-10 Tim Clark, American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-02-11 Bryan Eversgerd, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1969-02-11 Kevin King, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1969-02-16 Tim Costo, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1969-02-26 Brandon Wilson, American baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1969-02-27 Willie Banks, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1969-11-06 Don Wengert, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1969-11-21 Ken Griffey, Jr., Donora, Pennsylvania, American baseball center fielder (Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997)
  • 1969-12-22 Andrew Scott, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970-01-12 Nigel Wilson, Canadian-American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1970-01-26 Dan Carlson, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1970-02-04 John Frascatore, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1970-02-10 Alberto Castillo, Dominican-American baseball catcher (NY Mets), born in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
  • 1970-02-13 Kevin Stocker, US baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1970-02-14 Kelly Stinnett, American baseball catcher (NY Mets)
  • 1970-02-18 Tyler Green, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1970-02-21 Javier De La Hoya, Mexican-American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1970-03-01 Stuart Thompson, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970-08-12 Jim Schlossnagle, baseball coach
  • 1970-09-04 Luis Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Cidra, Puerto Rico
  • 1970-10-31 Steve Trachsel, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Oxnard, California
  • 1970-11-05 Javier Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1971-01-04 Carlos Perez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1971-01-17 Tyler Houston, American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1971-01-19 Jeff Juden, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants), born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1971-01-24 Cory Bailey, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971-01-25 Kerry Taylor, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1971-02-09 Ken Felder, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1971-02-12 Shane Tonkin, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1971-02-13 Todd Williams, US baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1971-02-21 Jeff Schmidt, American baseball pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1971-06-15 Stuart Howell, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-06-16 Chris Gomez, American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Sport

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Deaths in Sport