Baseball History (Part 4)

Events in Sport

Events 301 - 400 of 709

  • 1952-10-02 Don Liddle beats Bob Lemon 7-4 as the New York Giants complete an unlikely Baseball World Series sweep of the powerful Cleveland Indians; Cleveland season record of 111-43 sets American League mark for regular season wins
  • 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
  • 1953-07-27 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, Bill Klem and Tom Connolly inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953-08-06 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from military service in Korea; ends abbreviated season with .407 batting average

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1953-08-23 Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3")
  • 1953-10-02 Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine sets a Baseball World Series record with 14 strikeouts in a 3-2 Game 3 win against the New York Yankees.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953-10-04 NY Yankees slugging center fielder Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam off Russ Meyer; Bronx Bombers hold on to win, 11-7 v Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of Baseball World Series; Yankees win series, 4-2

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1953-10-05 50th Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-3 in Game 6 for 4-2 series win; NY 2nd baseman Billy Martin's 12 hits sets WS record; Yankees win record 5th consecutive WS
  • 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
  • 1954-03-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams fractures his collarbone on the first day of Boston Red Sox spring training; injury keeps him out of Boston lineup until May 15
  • 1954-10-02 New York Giants beat Cleveland Indians, 7-4 in Game 4 to sweep the Baseball World Series, 4-0; Indians trail 7-0 and never recover
  • 1955-03-07 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter

  • 1955-05-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller tosses his record 12th 1-hitter in Indians' 2-0 win v Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955-06-08 LA Dodgers option their future Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for another future Hall of Famer, pitcher Sandy Koufax

Baseball Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tommy Lasorda
  • 1955-10-04 Brooklyn Dodgers win their first Baseball World Series with a 2-0 victory in Game 7 against arch-rival New York Yankees; Dodgers had lost their previous 7 World Series
  • 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
  • 1956-04-19 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
  • 1956-07-06 MLB Commissioner Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honour baseball's outstanding pitcher of the season
  • 1956-07-23 Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1956-10-03 Sal Maglie pitches a complete game as Brooklyn Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 6-3 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Ebbets Field; Yankees win series, 4-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956-10-05 Catcher Yogi Berra becomes 4th NY Yankee to hit a Baseball World Series grand slam in Game 2 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn; Dodgers win, 13-8 but lose series, 4-3

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1956-12-01 In front of 100,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, a US Army baseball team beats an Australian all-star team, 11–5 in an Olympic exhibition game; Sergeant Vance Sutton belts a grand slam for Army

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957-01-10 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in Detroit 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
  • 1957-04-22 All NL baseball teams integrate, John Irwin Kennedy becomes the 1st Black player for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1957-05-28 NL approves baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to the US west coast
  • 1957-07-08 Baseball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
  • 1957-08-01 Ex MLB outfielder Glen Gorbous throws a regulation baseball a record 136m (445' 10") in a game promotion
  • 1957-08-18 Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½")

  • 1957-10-02 New York Yankees appear in their 25th Baseball World Series; beat Milwaukee Braves, 3-1 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; lose series, 4-3
  • 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
  • 1958-02-06 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams becomes highest paid player in MLB when he re-signs with Boston Red Sox for $135,000
  • 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 Outfielder Zack Wheat, a Brooklyn Robins favourite of the 1910s and 1920s, is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame; Wheat hit .317 over 19-year career, and batted .300 or better 14 times

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-05-07 "Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd at 93,103 at the LA Coliseum see Yankees beat Dodgers 6-2 in exhibition game

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
  • 1959-06-01 Two-time defending champion Monterrey, Mexico is ruled ineligible to compete in Little League Baseball World Series for using players outside predetermined geographical area
  • 1959-07-27 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
  • 1959-07-30 In his MLB debut, SF Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4 in a 7-2 win over Philadelphia Phillies at Seal Stadium
  • 1959-08-03 AL beats NL 5-3 in Game 2 of All Star Baseball doubleheader (to boost player pension fund) at LA Memorial Coliseum
  • 1959-08-22 Cincinnati Reds future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs (6 RBIs) in 11-4 win over St. Louis Cardinals at Crosley Field
  • 1959-10-01 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 11-0 in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Comiskey Park; White Sox first WS appearance since 1919 'Black Sox Scandal'; LA wins series 4-2
  • 1959-10-04 First Baseball World Series game played west of St Louis; LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox 3-1 in Game 3; record 92,394 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • 1959-10-06 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 1-0 in Game 5 of Baseball World Series at LA Memorial Coliseum; World Series record attendance 92,706
  • 1959-11-17 SF Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 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)
  • 1960-07-15 Baltimore's future Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle in the Orioles' 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox
  • 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
  • 1961-01-01 Briggs Stadium, home of baseball's Detroit Tigers is officially renamed Tigers Stadium
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961-10-04 NY Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford records 3rd straight Baseball World Series shutout in Yankees 2-0 win v Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; NY wins series, 4-1

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1961-11-26 Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1962-01-24 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1962-02-04 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
  • 1962-04-10 52,564 fans attend first MLB game at LA's Dodger Stadium at Chavez Ravine, a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds
  • 1962-06-10 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
  • 1962-06-30 LA Dodgers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax no-hits New York Mets, 5-0; first of 4 career no-hitters thrown by Koufax

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962-10-04 Willie Mays scores in the 2nd inning for the Giants ending Whitey Ford's record Baseball World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak at ​33 2⁄3; Yankees beat Giants, 6-2 in Game 1 and 4-3 in the series

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1962-11-29 Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
  • 1962-12-01 Classifications in minor league baseball are overhauled; Eastern and South Atlantic leagues are promoted from Class-A to Class-AA; classes B, C and D are abolished with those leagues being promoted to Class-A
  • 1963-01-27 Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1963-02-27 Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000
  • 1963-04-01 NY Mets purchase future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider from the LA Dodgers for $40,000; Snider had starred for the Brooklyn Dodgers 1947-57
  • 1963-04-11 Milwaukee Braves future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn beats NY Mets, 6-1 for his 328th win; most by a left-hander in MLB history
  • 1963-06-09 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
  • 1963-06-15 SF Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
  • 1963-07-13 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43
  • 1963-09-06 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history
  • 1963-10-02 LA Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 NY Yankees in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Yankee Stadium; Dodgers win, 5-2 and sweep series, 4-0
  • 1964-01-15 MLB executives vote to hold a free agent amateur draft, officially known as Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in NYC
  • 1964-01-15 San Francisco Giants make champion outfielder Willie Mays the highest-paid player in baseball when they sign him to a new $105,000 per season contract

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 Hall of Fame, Chicago WS shortstop Luke Appling
  • 1964-03-05 Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
  • 1964-11-02 Columbia Broadcasting System buys 80% share in the New York Yankees Baseball Club for $11.2 million; later purchases club outright
  • 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
  • 1965-09-09 LA Dodgers future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his 4th career no-hitter and first perfect game in a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium
  • 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
  • 1966-12-01 Ecuadorian national baseball team defends its title with a 4-3 win over Brazil in the South American Championship; last win for next 50 years; Eloy Guerrero drives in Ramón Sotomayor with the winning run

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 774

  • 1944-09-11 John McSherry, American baseball umpire (World Series 1977, 87; All-Star Game 1975, 82, 91), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)

Person of interestTony La Russa

1944-10-04 Tony La Russa, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder and manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • 1944-10-29 Claude Brochu, Canadian Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1944-11-07 Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1979; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1944-11-17 Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star), born in Fresno, California (d. 2020)
  • 1944-12-15 Stan Bahnsen, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • 1944-12-22 Steve Carlton, American baseball pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1945-01-07 Tony Conigliaro, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Revere, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 1945-02-01 Yasuhiro Takai, Japanese baseball first baseman, designated hitter and broadcaster (NPB record 27 career pinch-hit home runs; Hankyu Braves), born in Imabari, Japan (d. 2019)
  • 1945-04-02 Don Sutton, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1972, 73, 75, 77; MLB ERA leader 1980; LA Dodgers), born in Clio, Alabama
  • 1945-04-02 Reggie Smith, American baseball outfielder (7 x MLB All Star; World Series 1981; Gold Glove Award 1968; Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, LA Dodgers), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1945-10-01 Rod Carew, Panamanian Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (18-time MLB All Star; AL MVP 1977 Minnesota Twins), born in Gatún, Panama Canal Zone
  • 1945-11-03 Ken Holtzman, American baseball pitcher (2 x no hitters; MLB All Star 1972-73; World Series 1972-74), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1946-04-08 Jim "Catfish" Hunter, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1966, 67, 70, 72–1976; World Series 1972–74, 77, 78; AL Cy Young Award 1974; Oakland A's, NY Yankees), born in Hertford, North Carolina (d. 1999)
  • 1946-04-10 Bob Watson, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1973, 75; Houston Astros) and sports executive (GM NY Yankees, World Series 1996), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)

Person of interestReggie Jackson

1946-05-18 Reggie Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (14-time All Star)), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1946-05-20 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1946-08-06 Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1946-08-25 Rollie Fingers, American baseball relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, AL MVP, Cy Young Award 1981), born in Steubenville, Ohio
  • 1946-11-02 Tom Paciorek, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1981; Seattle Mariners), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946-12-02 Pedro Borbón, Dominican baseball pitcher (World Series 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds), born in Santa Cruz de Mao, Dominican Republic (d. 2012)
  • 1947-05-26 Darrell Evans, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1973, 83); World Series 1984; AL HR leader 1985; Atlanta Braves, SF Giants, Detroit Tigers), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1947-06-07 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1971, 73–78; World Series 1977, 78; AL MVP 1976; NY Yankees), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1947-07-04 Morganna Roberts, Baseball's kissing bandit, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1947-07-14 Steve Stone, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1947-07-31 John Vukovich, American baseball infielder, manager (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2007)
  • 1947-08-08 José Cruz, Puerto Rican-American baseball left fielder (St Louis Cards, Houston Astros), born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico
  • 1948-04-01 Willie Montañez, Puerto Rican baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 1977; Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves), born in Cataño, Puerto Rico
  • 1948-05-14 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1948-06-17 Dave Concepción, Venezuelan baseball all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds), born in Ocumare de la Costa, Venezuela
  • 1948-07-21 John Hart, American Major League Baseball executive (Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1948-10-16 Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • 1949-01-03 Gary Lavelle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1977, 83; SF Giants), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-04-08 Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
  • 1949-04-30 Phil Garner, American baseball player and manager (Astros), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee

Person of interestMike Schmidt

1949-09-27 Mike Schmidt, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (NL MVP 1980-81, 86; 12-time MLB All Star), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1949-10-04 John Wathan, American baseball catcher and manager (Kansas City Royals), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Person of interestBill James

1949-10-05 Bill James [George William James], American baseball writer and statistician (sabermetrics), born in Holton, Kansas

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James
Baseball Writer and Statistician
Bill James
  • 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)
  • 1949-11-22 David Pietrusza, American baseball historian
  • 1950-02-18 Bruce Kison, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1971, 79), born in Bradenton, Florida (d. 2018)
  • 1950-08-15 Tom Kelly, American baseball manager (Minnesota Twins), born in Graceville, Minnesota
  • 1951-07-05 Rich "Goose" Gossage, American Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1951-11-03 Dwight Evans, American baseball right fielder (MLB All-Star 1978, 81, 87; Boston Red Sox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1952-12-27 Craig Reynolds, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1978-79; Seattle Mariners; Houston Astros), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1953-01-08 Bruce Sutter, American baseball pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 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

Person of interestGeorge Brett

1953-05-15 George Brett, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (13-time All Star), born in Glen Dale, West Virginia

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1953-07-03 Frank Tanana, American MLB pitcher (California Angels), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-07-29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-08-16 Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)
  • 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)
  • 1954-06-29 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
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 1955-09-16 Robin Yount, American baseballer (Milwaukee Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits), born in Danville, Illinois
  • 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
  • 1955-11-26 Jay Howell, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Oakland A's), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1956-06-21 Rick Sutcliffe, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs), born in Independence, Missouri
  • 1956-11-03 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), born in Seal Beach, California (d. 2014)
  • 1956-12-13 Dale Berra, American baseball infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1957-03-01 Johnny Ray, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1988; Silver Slugger Award 1983; Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels), born in Chouteau, Oklahoma
  • 1957-05-09 John Stuper, baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1957-09-27 Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1957-10-24 Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball manager, born in Butzbach, Hessen, West Germany
  • 1957-12-04 Lee Smith, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (7 × MLB All-Star 1983, 87, 1991–95; saves leader 1983, 91-92, 94)), born in Jamestown, Louisiana
  • 1958-01-31 Rafael Santana, Dominican baseball shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • 1958-03-26 Chris Codiroli, American baseballer
  • 1958-04-29 Gary Cohen, American baseball broadcaster, born in Queens, New York
  • 1958-08-19 Gary Gaetti, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1988, 89; World Series 1987; Gold Glove Award 1986–89; Minnesota Twins), born in Centralia Illinois

Person of interestOrel Hershiser

1958-09-16 Orel Hershiser, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians), born in Buffalo, New York

Baseball Pitcher Orel Hershiser
Baseball Pitcher
Orel Hershiser
  • 1958-11-02 Willie McGee, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1983, 85, 87-88; NL MVP 1985; St Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestDave Righetti

1958-11-28 Dave Righetti, American baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants) and coach, born in San Jose, California

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1959-01-09 Otis Nixon, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers), born in Evergreen, North Carolina
  • 1959-02-20 Bill Gullickson, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1959-09-18 Ryne Sandberg, American baseball infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1959-09-28 Todd Worrell, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Arcadia, California
  • 1959-10-06 [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1959-10-08 Mike Morgan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tulare, California
  • 1960-01-12 Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Hales Corner, Wisconsin (d. 2004)
  • 1960-01-17 Chili Davis, American-Jamaican baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1960-04-19 Frank Viola, American baseball pitcher (Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1960-05-09 Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8-time NL batting champion), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1960-07-16 Terry Pendleton, American baseball infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-08-19 Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)

Person of interestCal Ripken Jr

1960-08-24 Cal Ripken Jr, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB record consecutive game streak, Baltimore Orioles), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1960-09-16 Mickey Tettleton, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1960-10-30 David Valle, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Bayside, New York
  • 1960-11-01 Fernando Valenzuela, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (no-hitter 1990; 6-time MLB All Star; LA Dodgers; NL Cy Young Award 1981), born in Navajua, Sonora
  • 1960-12-09 Juan Samuel, Dominican-American baseball infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays), manager and coach, born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1960-12-21 Roger McDowell, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets, Baltimore Orioles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1960-12-28 Zane Smith, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1961-01-29 Mike Aldrete, American baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
  • 1961-02-09 John Kruk, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1991–1993; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1961-03-29 Mike Kingery, American baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in St. James, Minnesota

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