Baseball History (Part 6)

Events in Sport

Events 501 - 600 of 709

  • 1980-08-03 Al Kaline, Duke Snider, Chuck Klein and Tom Yawkey are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980-10-04 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt's 2-run homer off Stan Bahnsen in 11th inning gives Philadelphia, 6-4 win v Montreal and NL East title; Schmidt's 48th of the season; breaks Eddie Mathews' single-season MLB record for 3rd basemen

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1980-11-04 Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro-baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires
  • 1981-01-15 Pitcher Bob Gibson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility; after a stellar 17 year career, polls 337 votes from Baseball Writers Association of America
  • 1981-03-11 Johnny Mize and Rube Foster are elected to the 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 Mid-season strike by MLB players ends after 42 days causing cancellation of 713 games; players and owners come to an agreement on free agent compensation
  • 1981-08-29 Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))
  • 1981-11-03 Milwaukee Brewers future Baseball Hall of Fame reliever Rollie Fingers (6-3 record, 28 saves and 1.04 ERA) wins American League Cy Young Award, with 22 of 28 possible 1st-place votes
  • 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
  • 1982-08-18 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
  • 1983-01-12 Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-01-18 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals (Pentathlon & Decathlon victories) 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semi-pro 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
  • 1983-03-10 Walter Alston, Los Angeles Dodgers manager is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1983-07-31 Brooks Robinson, Juan Marichal, George Kell and Walter Alston inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 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, 6-3 in the final of the Los Angeles Olympic baseball demonstration event
  • 1984-08-12 Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
  • 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 Major League Baseball; he has a 4 year tenure
  • 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
  • 1985-08-04 New York Yankees retire champion Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto's #10
  • 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
  • 1985-10-02 A Mayor Richard Caliguiri led coalition of public and private groups committed to keeping the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates in town for at least 5 years reach agreement to buy the baseball team for $22 million

  • 1986-06-09 In a clash of future Baseball Hall of Fame starting pitchers California Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats Tom Seaver of the Chicago WS (306 wins), 3-0 at Comiskey Park
  • 1986-06-10 A. Bartlett Giamatti succeeds Chub Feeney as President of baseball's National League
  • 1986-06-21 1985 Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson, signs 3-year contract to play baseball with the Kansas City Royals
  • 1986-08-03 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr and Ernie Lombardi are inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
  • 1986-10-13 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
  • 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 TV program Niteline saying Blacks may not be equipped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
  • 1987-05-29 Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games
  • 1987-06-01 Cleveland Indians pitcher Phil Niekro beats Detroit Tigers, 9-6 for his 314th MLB victory; combines with Joe Niekro (216) for most combined wins by brothers in baseball history (530)
  • 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
  • 1987-10-12 Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 9-5 in ALCS Game 5 at Tiger Stadium for 4-1 series win; go on to win club's first Baseball World Series
  • 1988-01-12 Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1988-03-01 For first time since 1956, the Special Veterans Committee does not elect anyone to the Baseball Hall of Fame; Phil Rizzuto, Leo Durocher, Joe Gordon and Gil Hodges passed over

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 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 record 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
  • 1988-07-31 Pittsburgh Pirates 1st baseman/left fielder and 7-time All Star Willie Stargell becomes 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1988-09-08 NL president A. Bartlett Giamatti is unanimously elected Major League Baseball's 7th Commissioner
  • 1988-09-13 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1988-09-23 Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco
  • 1988-10-20 LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in baseball's 85th World Series 4 games to 1
  • 1988-12-14 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
  • 1989-01-05 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1989-01-09 Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1989-02-03 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
  • 1989-02-28 10-time All Star second baseman and manager Red Schoendienst and umpire Al Barlick are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-03-20 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1989-04-01 A. Bartlett Giamatti replaces Peter Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of Major League Baseball; dies suddenly of a heart attack 5 months later
  • 1989-06-07 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1989-08-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 stolen bases in 9 of his first 11 seasons in MLB

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1989-08-06 Boston Red Sox retire Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman Carl Yastrezemski's #8
  • 1989-08-24 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
  • 1989-09-13 Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
  • 1989-10-28 Oakland A's beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park to sweep Giants in earthquake affected "Bay Bridge" Baseball World Series; A's pitcher Dave Stewart MVP
  • 1990-01-09 Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1990-02-04 St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship
  • 1990-02-15 Baseball owners lock out players
  • 1990-03-18 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends
  • 1990-04-21 National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-05-22 Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990-06-09 Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1990-06-21 At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap and proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
  • 1990-07-26 US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-07-30 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner of Baseball Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of NY Yankees

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1990-08-06 Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
  • 1990-08-14 Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise
  • 1990-08-31 Baseball outfielders Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the 1st father and son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), the pair hit back-to-back singles in the first inning and both scored
  • 1990-10-20 Cincinnati beats A's, 2-1 in Game 4 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds' 5th Baseball World Series; Reds' pitcher José Rijo MVP
  • 1990-12-26 Senior Professional Baseball Association folds
  • 1991-01-09 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame for betting on baseball
  • 1991-02-04 Baseball's Hall of Fame board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose, due to his betting on games while a player and manager
  • 1991-02-26 Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1991-03-30 1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yanks-Orioles)
  • 1991-04-08 Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991-07-28 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991-09-04 MLB Statistical Accuracy Committee votes to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris' 1961 home run record of 61 (passing Babe Ruth's 60) & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1991-09-18 American Major League Baseball executive John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • 1991-10-27 Minnesota Twins beat Atlanta Braves, 1-0 in 10 in Game 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; win 2nd Baseball World Series since move to Minneapolis; Twins pitcher Jack Morris MVP
  • 1992-01-07 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1992-04-13 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
  • 1992-04-24 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball
  • 1992-06-08 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 774


Person of interestGreg Maddux

1966-04-14 Greg Maddux, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (4-time NL Cy Young Award), born in San Angelo, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1966-04-25 Darren Holmes, American baseball pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1966-05-01 Armando Reynoso, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • 1966-07-07 Hector Burba, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1966-07-07 Jeff Shaw, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Washington Court House, Ohio
  • 1966-08-02 Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year), born in Melbourne, Florida
  • 1966-08-10 Gerald Williams, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-08-25 Albert Belle, American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians; 5-time MLB All-Star), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1966-10-03 Darrin Fletcher, American baseball catcher and broadcaster (Montreal Expos, Toronto Blue Jays), born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1966-10-11 Gregg Olson, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1966-10-24 F. P. Santangelo, American baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • 1966-10-31 Brian Keyser, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Castro Valley, California
  • 1966-11-07 Andy Tomberlin, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • 1966-11-25 Mark Whiten, American baseball outfielder (4 home runs in one game 1993; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1966-12-01 Larry Walker, Canadian baseball right fielder (NL MVP 1997; MLB All Star 1992, 1997–1999, 2001), born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • 1966-12-10 Norberto Martin, baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1967-01-05 Chris Nabholz, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1967-01-26 Jeff Branson, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Waynesboro, Mississippi
  • 1967-01-26 Tim Pugh, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, KC Royals), born in Lake Tahoe, California
  • 1967-02-01 Tim Naehring, American baseball infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1967-02-09 Todd Pratt, American baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1967-02-11 John Patterson, American baseball infielder (SF Giants), born in Orange, Texas
  • 1967-02-13 Eddie Pye, American baseball infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Columbia, Tennessee
  • 1967-02-18 Matt Turner, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 2019)
  • 1967-02-20 Kurt Knudsen, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1967-02-25 Rich Rowland, American baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1967-02-26 David Howard, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • 1967-02-26 Scott Service, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1967-03-27 Jaime Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • 1967-03-28 Shawn Boskie, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Hawthorne, Nevada
  • 1967-04-09 Graeme Lloyd, Australian baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • 1967-04-17 Marquis Grissom, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1993, 94; World Series 1995; Gold Glove Award 1993–96; Montreal Expos, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1967-04-23 Rheal Cormier, Canadian baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • 1967-05-05 Charles Nagy, American baseball pitcher (Olympic gold 1988; MLB All-Star 1992, 96, 99; Cleveland Indians), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • 1967-05-15 John Smoltz, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1995; NL Cy Young Award 1996; Atlanta Braves), born in Warren, Michigan
  • 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)
  • 1967-06-28 Matt Karchner, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • 1967-07-03 Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive (NY Yankees), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1967-07-04 Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 1967-07-05 Tim Worrell, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1967-07-25 Ed Sprague Jr., American baseball infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Castro Valley, California
  • 1967-08-07 Jason Grimsley, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Cleveland, Texas
  • 1967-08-20 Andy Benes, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1967-09-03 Luis Gonzalez, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1999, 2001-03, 05; Houston, Arizona), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1967-09-12 Pat Listach, American baseball infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • 1967-10-04 Roger Pavlik, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1996; Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967-10-13 Trevor Hoffman, American Baseball Hall of Fame closer (first pitcher to 500 & 600 saves milestone), born Bellflower, California
  • 1967-10-15 Carlos García, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Táchira State, Venezuela
  • 1967-10-21 John Flaherty, American baseball catcher (Tampa Bay Devil Rays, New York Yankees) and broadcaster (YES Network, NY Yankees), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967-11-08 Henry Rodriguez, Dominican baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1967-12-01 Reggie Sanders, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1995; World Series 2001), born in Florence, South Carolina
  • 1967-12-06 Kevin Appier, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Lancaster, California
  • 1967-12-07 Tino Martinez, American baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariner, NY Yankees), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1967-12-15 Mo Vaughn, American baseball first baseman (MLB All-Star 1995, 96, 98; AL MVP 1995; Boston Red Sox), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1968-01-08 Paul Carey, American baseball infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-01-11 Ben Rivera, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1968-01-24 Ross Powell, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1968-01-27 Eric Wedge, American baseball catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1968-01-27 Rusty Meacham, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals, Seattle Mariners), born in Stuart, Florida
  • 1968-01-29 Kevin Roberson, American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1968-01-31 Steve Phoenix, American baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1968-02-10 Ryan Bowen, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Fort Madison, Iowa
  • 1968-02-13 Matt Mieske, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1968-02-25 David Hulse, American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1968-02-26 J. T. Snow, American baseball infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968-02-28 J T Snow, American baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 1968-04-03 Mike Lansing, American baseball infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Rawlins, Wyoming
  • 1968-04-15 Billy Brewer, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1968-04-19 Brent Mayne, American baseball catcher (NY Mets), born in Loma Linda, California
  • 1968-05-04 Eddie Pérez, Venezuelan-American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela
  • 1968-05-22 Alan Levine, Baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Park Ridge, Illinois
  • 1968-05-24 Jerry Dipoto, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1968-05-27 Jeff Bagwell, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (MLB All-Star 1994, 96, 97, 99; NL MVP 1994; Gold Glove Award 1994; Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-06-30 Dan Peltier, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Clifton Park, New York
  • 1968-07-07 Chuck Knoblauch, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968-07-26 Mike Mohler, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1968-08-03 Rod Beck, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 94, 97; San Francisco Giants), born in Burbank, California (d. 2007)
  • 1968-09-04 Mike Piazza, American baseball catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-09-06 Pat Meares, American baseball infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Salina, Kansas
  • 1968-09-13 Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1968-10-24 Ken Ryan, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • 1968-10-31 Eddie Taubensee, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Beeville, Texas
  • 1968-11-03 Paul Quantrill, Canadian baseball pitcher and coach (MLB All Star 2001; Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario

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
  • 1968-12-02 Darryl Kile, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 97, 2000; no-hitter 1993; Houston Astros), born in Garden Grove, California (d. 2002)
  • 1968-12-08 Mike Mussina, American baseball pitcher (5-time MLB All Star), Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-12-11 Derek Bell, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968-12-25 Scott Bullett, American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • 1968-12-29 James Mouton, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1969-01-06 Alvin Morman, American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Rockingam, North Carolina
  • 1969-01-07 Chris Hatcher, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • 1969-01-08 Brian Boehringer, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1969-01-09 Domingo Jean, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1969-01-13 Kevin Foster, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1969-01-15 Delino DeShields, American baseball infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers), born in Seaford, Delaware
  • 1969-01-19 Orlando Palmeiro, American baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1969-01-22 Keith Gordon, American baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1969-02-03 Terry Bradshaw, American baseball outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1969-02-04 Brad Cornett, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)

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