Baseball History (Part 4)

Events in Sport

Events 301 - 400 of 502

  • 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
  • 1970-10-03 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
  • 1971-01-31 Special Veterans Committee adds 6 former players and 1 executive to the Baseball Hall of Fame: Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard and George Weiss
  • 1971-01-31 Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1971-02-04 Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
  • 1971-02-09 Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball hall of fame
  • 1971-02-10 Bill White becomes 1st African American baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
  • 1971-04-07 Dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by
  • 1971-04-10 1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1
  • 1971-06-21 Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
  • 1971-08-09 Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1971-08-10 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
  • 1972-01-13 Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1972-01-19 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1972-04-05 Baseball season is delayed due to a strike
  • 1972-06-18 US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws
  • 1972-06-25 Bernice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball
  • 1973-01-24 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1973-02-01 Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1973-05-04 Longest baseball game in Veterans' Stadium, Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-05-08 Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs managerr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1973-08-06 Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-01-25 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 1974-02-11 Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
  • 1974-02-11 1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1974-02-13 James 'Cool Papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • 1974-04-09 San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"
  • 1974-09-10 Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
  • 1974-10-09 Frank Robinson becomes 1st African American baseball manager (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1974-12-02 Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs
  • 1975-01-23 Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1975-02-10 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1975-04-08 Frank Robinson debuts as 1st African American baseball manager (Cleveland, beats New York 5-3)
  • 1975-05-04 Houston's Bob Watson scores baseball's one-millionth run of all time
  • 1975-10-26 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
  • 1976-02-02 Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & umpire Cal Hubbard elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1976-02-09 Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1977-01-19 Ernie Banks elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1977-01-31 Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1977-04-15 1st baseball game at Montreal's Olympic Stadium
  • 1977-10-08 Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
  • 1978-01-19 Eddie Mathews elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1978-01-30 Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1978-08-25 MLB baseball umpires stage a 1 day strike

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1979-01-23 Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1979-03-07 Baseball exhibition season opens with semipro & amateur umpires
  • 1979-03-07 Warren Giles & Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame

  • 1979-03-09 Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters
  • 1979-11-17 Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball on a flight to Austin, TX
  • 1980-06-15 Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game
  • 1980-08-03 Kaline, Snider, Klein, and Tom Yawkey inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1980-11-04 Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro-baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires
  • 1981-01-15 Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1981-03-11 Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1981-04-18 Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox tie Rochester Red Wings 2-2 in 32 innings (game resumed 23rd June)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1981-05-25 Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to play 3,000 baseball games (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1981-06-23 Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox finally beat Rochester Red Wings 3-2 in 33 innings (game began 18th April)
  • 1981-07-31 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends
  • 1981-08-29 Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))
  • 1981-09-03 Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game
  • 1982-01-29 Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
  • 1982-04-06 Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota 52,279
  • 1982-06-08 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 1982-08-18 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • 1982-09-13 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-01-18 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-02-08 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1983-08-25 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1984-03-03 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • 1984-03-04 Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1984-03-24 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics
  • 1984-08-07 Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
  • 1984-09-30 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
  • 1984-09-30 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
  • 1984-10-01 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball
  • 1985-01-07 Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1985-03-06 Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1985-07-28 L Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1985-08-06 MLB Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)
  • 1985-08-08 Baseball's new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993
  • 1986-06-10 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
  • 1986-08-03 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, and Ernie Lombardi inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1986-10-13 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
  • 1986-12-11 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1987-01-14 Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1987-02-25 LaMarr Hoyt is banned from baseball for 1987, due to drug abuse
  • 1987-04-06 Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
  • 1987-05-29 Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games
  • 1987-06-24 Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consecutive win streak
  • 1987-07-26 Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1987-08-02 Kevin Seitzer (KC Royals), gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • 1988-01-12 Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1988-05-14 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
  • 1988-07-27 Baseball star Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
  • 1988-07-31 Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1988-09-08 NL pres Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commissioner

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 405

  • 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)
  • 1969-04-04 Carlos Reyes, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Miami, Florida
  • 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)
  • 1970-04-02 Jon Lieber, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • 1970-04-11 Sean Bergman, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 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)
  • 1971-04-03 Quilvio Veras, Major League Baseball second baseman, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-04-04 Felipe Lira, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Teresa, Venezuela
  • 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
  • 1971-08-08 Steve Hinton, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-09-17 David Hynes, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-12-28 Melvin Nieves, Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1972-01-02 Jeff Jackson, American baseball outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1972-01-09 Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1972-04-04 Matt Wagner, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • 1972-04-11 Nicole Levesque, American baseball guard (Charlotte Sting), born in Shaftsbury, Vermont
  • 1972-05-01 Bobby Chouinard, baseball pitcher (first Filipino to play MLB), born in Manilla, Phillipines
  • 1972-06-06 Jeff Williams, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-06-12 Scott Dawes, Australian baseball catcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-09-05 Jimmy Haynes, Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1973-01-09 Aaron Holbert, American baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1973-04-12 Antonio Osuna, Mexican baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Sinaloa, Mexico
  • 1973-04-20 Todd Hollandsworth, American baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1973-08-10 Mark Doubleday, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-08-21 Ben Mann, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-08-21 Ismael Valdes, Mexican baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
  • 1973-09-23 Grant McDonald, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-11-05 Johnny Damon, American professional baseball outfielder (Kansas City Royals), born in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • 1973-11-09 Fred Lindberg, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-12-03 Andrew McNally, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-12-03 Brian Loyd, baseball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lynwood, California
  • 1973-12-18 Jason Williams, Gonzales LA, baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1973-12-29 Theo Epstein, American baseball executive and President of Baseball Operations, born in NYC, New York
  • 1974-01-11 Warren Morris, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • 1974-01-17 Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican-American baseball infielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1974-05-15 A J Hinch, Wavely IA, baseball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1974-06-15 Scott Tunkin, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestDerek Jeter

1974-06-26 Derek Jeter, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996), born in Pequannock, New Jersey

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 1974-09-17 Jason Hewitt, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974-10-28 Braden Looper, Weatherford OK, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1974-10-29 R A Dickey, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1974-11-07 Kris Benson, Konnesaw TX, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1974-12-14 Billy Koch, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1974-12-20 Augie Ojeda, baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975-02-06 Chad Allen, baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1975-04-03 Koji Uehara, Japanese professional baseball pitcher, born in Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan
  • 1975-04-25 Jacque Jones, baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • 1975-05-02 Mark Johnson, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1975-05-26 Travis Lee, baseball 1st baseman (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • 1975-06-28 Chad Green, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dunkirk, New York
  • 1975-07-29 Seth Greisinger, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1975-08-04 Kaipo Spenser, Wailuku HI, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1975-09-16 Kip Harkrider, Carthage TX, baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1975-12-02 Mark Kotsay, baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • 1975-12-13 Matt LeCroy, Anderson SC, baseball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1976-02-08 Jim Parque, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Norwalk, California
  • 1976-04-05 Ryan Drese, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1976-05-15 Eric DuBose, Bradenton Fl, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1976-08-03 Troy Glaus, Tarzana CA, baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1976-08-22 Jim Weaver, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1976-09-06 Michael Nakamura, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977-02-21 Chad Hutchinson, baseball and football player
  • 1977-09-09 Kyle Snyder, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1978-01-12 Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher
  • 1978-09-09 Kurt Ainsworth, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1978-12-02 Peter Moylan, Australian Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves
  • 1979-02-09 Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball pitcher
  • 1979-07-19 Rick Ankiel, Baseball pitcher/ outfielder
  • 1979-09-11 Frank Francisco, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1981-09-30 Brandon Watson, American baseball
  • 1982-01-31 Yuniesky Betancourt, Major League Baseball shortstop

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