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Baseball History (Part 8)

Events in Sport

Events 701 - 791 of 791

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1994-07-31 New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop Phil Rizzuto
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop
Phil Rizzuto
  • 1994-09-14 MLB team owners vote to cancel remainder of 1994 season, as well as the World Series for only the second time in history, continuing labor dispute with Players Association

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1994-09-18 Ken Burn's documentary miniseries "Baseball" premieres on PBS (Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series)

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil
Baseball Player and Coach
Buck O'Neil
  • 1994-09-28 Ken Burn's documentary miniseries "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
  • 1994-12-23 Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1995-01-08 Philadelphia Phillies 12-time All Star third baseman Mike Schmidt is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-02-06 MLB outfielder Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days for positive cocaine test

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-02-17 Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1995-03-09 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • 1995-03-31 Federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of US District Court in NYC issues an injunction against Major League Baseball owners in move that effectively ends 232-day strike
  • 1995-04-07 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike
  • 1995-04-26 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1995-07-30 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1995-10-28 World Series Baseball: Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd title; MVP: Braves starter Tom Glavine
  • 1996-01-08 For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1996-01-18 Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1996-03-05 Earl Weaver & Jim Bunning, elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator Jim Bunning
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator
Jim Bunning
MLB Manager Earl Weaver
MLB Manager
Earl Weaver
  • 1996-04-03 St Francis Fighting Saints scores college baseball run record 71-1
  • 1996-04-24 Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11
  • 1996-08-04 Jim Bunning, Earl Weaver, Bill Foster and Ned Hanlon inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
  • 1996-10-23 New York Yankees set record recovering from 0-6 in Baseball World Series game to beat Braves, 8-6 in Game 4 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium; record 7th straight post-season road win
  • 1996-10-26 World Series Baseball: New York beats Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win club's 23rd title; MVP: Bronx Bombers' reliever John Wetteland
  • 1996-11-26 Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1997-03-05 Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox and Willie Wells inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda
  • 1997-03-19 Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-04-15 Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1997-04-20 1st baseball game in Hawaii, Cards beat Padres in doubleheader
  • 1997-05-10 Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-05-14 Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1997-06-12 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1997-07-06 Montreal Expos retire Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Andre Dawson's uniform #10

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1997-07-09 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
  • 1997-10-26 World Series Baseball: Florida beats Cleveland Indians, 3-2 in Game 7 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami for Marlins first-ever title; MVP: Florida pitcher Liván Hernández
  • 1998-01-06 Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1998-10-21 World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat San Diego, 3-0 in Game 4 at Qualcomm Stadium to sweep Padres and win 2nd title in 3 years; MVP: Yankees 3rd baseman Scott Brosius
  • 1999-10-27 World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat Atlanta, 4-1 in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium to sweep Braves and retain title; MVP: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera
  • 2000-09-27 United States baseball team, managed by Tommy Lasorda, wins Olympic Gold Medal in Sydney, Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000-10-26 World Series Baseball: NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 4-2 in Game 5 at Shea Stadium to win "Subway Series"; Yankees 3rd straight title; MVP: Derek Jeter

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001-09-17 Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • 2001-11-04 World Series Baseball: Arizona beats New York Yankees, 3-2 in Game 7 at Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix for Diamondbacks' first title; co-MVP: Arizona pitchers Randy Johnson & Curt Schilling
  • 2001-12-01 Nicaraguan baseball team wins the Central American Games; Ramon Padilla ends 15 year stint with the national team with 2 homers in the 9-0 finale against Guatemala
  • 2002-10-27 World Series Baseball: Anaheim beats San Francisco Giants, 4-1 in Game 7 at Edison Field to win Angels' first title; MVP: Anaheim 1st baseman Troy Glaus

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2003-06-17 Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane's sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James
Baseball Writer and Statistician
Bill James
  • 2003-10-25 World Series Baseball: Florida beats New York Yankees, 2-0 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium for Marlins second title; MVP: Florida pitcher Josh Beckett
  • 2004-08-25 Cuba beats Australia 6-2 to win the baseball gold medal at the Athens Olympics; Japan takes bronze; US did not qualify

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2004-10-01 Seattle Mariners Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old MLB single-season record; Ichiro ends season on 262

Baseball Star Ichiro Suzuki
Baseball Star
Ichiro Suzuki
  • 2004-10-27 World Series Baseball: Boston beats St. Louis, 3-0 in Game 4 at Busch Stadium to sweep Cardinals and win Red Sox first title since 1918; MVP: Boston outfielder Manny Ramirez
  • 2005-09-29 Chicago White Sox clinch their first division title since 2000 and become just the 10th team in the history of baseball to be in first place on every day of the season
  • 2005-10-25 Then longest Baseball World Series game in time (5 hours, 41 mins) and tied longest in innings (14, tied with Game 2, 1916 WS and Game 1, 2015 WS); Chicago White Sox beat Houston Astros, 7-5 game 3 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
  • 2005-10-26 World Series Baseball: Chicago beats Houston, 1-0 in Game 4 at Minute Maid Park to sweep Astros and win White Sox first title in 88 years; MVP: Chicago outfielder Jermaine Dye
  • 2006-08-06 For a MLB record 11th time in his career, Padres closer Trevor Hoffman records 30 or more saves in a season; beats mark set by Lee Smith, baseball's all-time saves leader
  • 2006-10-27 World Series Baseball: St. Louis beats Detroit Tigers, 4-2 in Game 5 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 10th title in franchise history; MVP: Cardinals infielder David Eckstein

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2007-08-07 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 756th career home run to break Hank Aaron's long-standing MLB record

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2007-10-28 Boston World Series Baseball: Red Sox beat Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd title in 4 years; MVP: Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell
  • 2008-09-28 The last game played at Shea Stadium before its demolition happens between baseball teams The New York Mets and the Florida Marlins, the Marlins win 4-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009-03-05 Moises Alou announces he will retire following the World Baseball Classic

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • 2009-11-04 World Series Baseball: NY Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win Bronx Bombers' record 27th title; MVP: NY outfielder Hideki Matsui
  • 2010-11-01 World Series Baseball: San Francisco beats Texas Rangers, 3-1 in Game 5 at Arlington to clinch Giants first title since relocating from NYC in 1958; MVP: SF shortstop Édgar Rentería
  • 2011-10-28 World Series Baseball: St. Louis beats Texas Rangers, 6-2 in Game 7 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 11th title; MVP: Cardinals 3rd baseman David Freese
  • 2012-03-02 Major League Baseball confirms the postseason will be expanded from 8 to 10 teams, with an extra wild card team in each league
  • 2012-10-28 World Series Baseball: San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants' 2nd title in 3 years; MVP: SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval
  • 2013-10-30 World Series Baseball: Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Cardinals, 6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win title; MVP: Boston slugger David Ortiz
  • 2013-11-02 Masahiro Tanaka's record streak of 30 consecutive starts without a loss ends when the Rakuten Golden Eagles' ace is beaten, 4-2, by the Yomiuri Giants in Game 6 of the Japan Baseball Series
  • 2014-01-15 LA Dodgers sign pitcher Clayton Kershaw to the biggest deal in baseball history, a 7-year, $215 million package averaging $30.7 million per season
  • 2014-10-29 World Series Baseball: San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals, 3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants' 3rd title in 5 years; MVP: SF starter Madison Bumgarner

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2014-10-31 Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 2014-11-11 Samsung Lions beat Nexen Heroes, 11-1 in Game 6 at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Seoul to win the Korean Series
  • 2014-12-01 Utility Claudio Liverziani becomes first 3-time MVP in the Italian Baseball League; 291/.444/.472 season, with 30 HRs and 20 RBI in 38 games for Fortitudo Bologna
  • 2014-12-02 After featuring in a magazine article with long-time life partner, veteran MLB umpire and crew chief Dale Scott openly acknowledges his homosexuality; overwhelmingly positive reaction from baseball circles
  • 2015-01-06 Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2015-10-28 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5 hours, 9 minutes); Kansas City Royals beat New York Mets, 5-4; also joint longest by innings (14)
  • 2015-11-01 World Series Baseball: Kansas City Royals win their first title since 1985; rally in 9th and break away in 12th to beat Mets, 7-2 in Game 5 in NYC; MVP: Royals catcher Salvador Perez
  • 2016-08-03 International Olympic Committee approves baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding to be included in the sports program for 2020 Games only; total number of sports, 33
  • 2016-11-02 World Series Baseball: Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland Indians, 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field, Cleveland; first Cubs' title in 108 years; MVP: Chicago utility Ben Zobrist

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2017-01-18 Baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 2017-04-26 Gift Ngoepe becomes 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 2017-06-14 Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington, D.C., injuring 4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-11-01 World Series Baseball: Houston Astros win their first ever title; beat LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium; MVP: Astros outfielder George Springer III

Baseball Player José Altuve
Baseball Player
José Altuve
  • 2018-07-29 Chipper Jones, Alan Trammell, Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Jack Morris are inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
  • 2018-10-26 Longest Baseball World Series game by both innings and time; LA Dodgers beat Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in the 18th inning (7 hours, 20 mins) in Game 3 at Dodger Stadium with Max Muncy walk-off homer
  • 2018-10-27 LA Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in Game 3 of baseball's World Series; a record 46 players used by both teams; Boston go on to win 4 games to 1
  • 2018-10-28 World Series Baseball: Boston Red Sox beats LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium to win 9th title in franchise history; MVP: Boston utility Steve Pearce
  • 2019-03-21 Japanese baseball right fielder Ichiro Suzuki finishes his career with a record 4,367 base hits (NPB & MLB) as Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland A's, 5-4 in Tokyo, Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-06-15 Baseball jersey belonging to Babe Ruth becomes most expensive sports memorabilia when it sells for $5.64 million at an auction in New York

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 2019-07-13 After Atlantic League-MLB partnership rule changes, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs' outfielder Tony Thomas becomes first player in professional baseball history to steal first base in 7-2 win v Lancaster Barnstormers
  • 2019-10-30 World Series Baseball: Washington Nationals beat Houston Astros, 6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park, Houston to win first title in franchise history; MVP: Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg
  • 2020-01-14 Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora is fired amid Major League Baseball's investigation into sign-stealing by the Houston Astros; Cora was previously the Astros' bench coach before moving to Boston
  • 2020-03-16 Major League Baseball suspends remainder of Spring Training and delays start of regular season in response to COVID-19 pandemic; return dependent on recommendations by Centers for Disease Control
  • 2020-07-03 Major League Baseball All-Star Game planned to be hosted on July 14 by the LA Dodgers is cancelled due to government restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2020-10-27 World Series Baseball: LA Dodgers beat Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1 in Game 6 at Globe Life Field, Arlington to win first title in 32 years; MVP: Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager
  • 2020-12-16 US Major League Baseball announces it is elevating the Negro Leagues to Major League status

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 822

  • 1970-12-03 Paul Byrd, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1999; Philadelphia Phillies; Fox Sports Southeast), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1971-01-04 Carlos Perez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Nigua, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-01-05 Jason Bates, American baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Downey, California
  • 1971-01-08 Jason Giambi, American baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in West Covina, California
  • 1971-01-12 Andy Fox, American baseball infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1971-01-17 Tyler Houston, American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1971-01-19 Jeff Juden, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants), born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1971-01-24 Cory Bailey, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Marion, Illinois
  • 1971-01-25 Kerry Taylor, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Bemidji, Minnesota
  • 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, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1971-03-05 Brian Hunter, American baseball outfielder (AL stolen base leader 1997, 99; Detroit Tigers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1971-04-03 Quilvio Veras, Major League Baseball second baseman, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-04-04 Felipe Lira, Venezuelan MLB baseball pitcher, 1995-2001 (Detroit Tigers, and 2 other teams), born in Santa Teresa, Venezuela
  • 1971-04-14 Gregory Zaun, American baseball analyst & catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Glendale, California
  • 1971-04-25 Brad Clontz, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Stuart, Virginia
  • 1971-04-29 Sterling Hitchcock, American baseball pitcher (NY Yanks, Sea Mariners), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 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
  • 1971-06-25 Michael Tucker, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in South Boston, Virginia
  • 1971-07-15 James Baldwin Jr, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Southern Pines, North Carolina
  • 1971-08-01 Shae Sloan, American women,s baseball pitcher (Colorado Silver Bullets, 1994-96), born in Huntsville, Texas
  • 1971-08-08 Steve Hinton, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-08-14 Mark Loretta, American baseball infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1971-09-17 David Hynes, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-10-25 Pedro Martínez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-11-10 Butch Huskey, American baseball infielder (NY Mets), born in Anadarko, Oklahoma
  • 1971-11-11 Ryan Hancock, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1971-11-30 Matthew Lawton, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 2000, 04; Minnesota Twins), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1971-12-09 Todd Van Poppel, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • 1971-12-28 Melvin Nieves, Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1972-01-09 Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1972-01-11 Rey Ordonez, Cuban-American baseball infielder (NY Mets), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 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, Filipino baseball pitcher (first Filipino to play MLB), born in Manilla, Philippines
  • 1972-05-24 Danny Bautista, Dominican baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1972-05-30 Manny Ramirez, Dominican-American baseball outfielder (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 2004 [MVP], 07; 9 × Silver Slugger Award; Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1972-06-06 Jeff Williams, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-06-30 Garret Anderson, American baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972-08-05 John Wasdin, American baseball pitcher, 1997-2009 (Oakland A's, Boston Red Sox, 5 other MLB and 2 Japanese teams), born in Ft Belvoir, Virginia
  • 1972-08-24 Kurt Miller, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1972-09-09 Mike Hampton, American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Brooksville, Florida
  • 1972-09-14 David Bell, American baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1972-10-27 Brad Radke, American baseball pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1972-11-03 Armando Benitez, Dominican baseball pitcher (NL saves leader 2004; MLB All Star 2003-04), born in Ramón Santana, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1972-11-10 Shawn Green, American baseball outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • 1973-01-09 Aaron Holbert, American baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Torrance, California
  • 1973-01-14 Rod Myers, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in Conroe, Texas
  • 1973-01-19 Chris Stynes, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Queens, New York
  • 1973-01-25 Terrell Wade, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Rembert, South Carolina
  • 1973-01-29 Jason Schmidt, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 2003, 04, 06; Pittsburgh Pirates, SF Giants), born in Lewiston, Idaho
  • 1973-02-05 Laura Espinoza-Watson, American baseball infielder (Silver Bullets), born in Torrance, California
  • 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), born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia
  • 1973-12-09 Tony Batista, Dominican baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • 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), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • 1974-01-19 Amaury Telemaco, Dominican baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Higüey, Dominican Republic
  • 1974-01-28 Jermaine Dye, American baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Oakland, California
  • 1974-03-11 Bobby Abreu, Venezuelan MLB baseball outfielder, 1996-2014, 2X All-Star (Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and four other teams), born in Turmero, Aragua, Venezuela
  • 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
  • 1974-06-26 Jason Kendall, American baseball catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in San Diego, California
  • 1974-09-17 Jason Hewitt, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974-10-28 Braden Looper, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Weatherford, Oklahoma
  • 1974-10-29 R A Dickey, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star, NL Cy Young Award, NL strikeout leader 2012; Gold Glove Award 2013; NY Mets, Toronto Blue Jays), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1974-11-07 Kris Benson, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Superior, Wisconsin
  • 1974-12-14 Billy Koch, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1974-12-20 Augie Ojeda, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975-01-01 Fernando Tatís Sr., Dominican baseball third baseman (MLB record 8 RBI in one inning, 1999; St. Louis Cardinals), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1975-02-06 Chad Allen, American 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, American 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, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Carthage, Texas
  • 1975-12-02 Mark Kotsay, American baseball outfielder and coach (1,914 MLB games; Florida Marlins, Oakland A's), born in Whittier, California
  • 1975-12-09 Jeff Heath, Canadian baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1941, 43, 45; Cleveland Indians), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 1975-12-13 Matt LeCroy, American baseball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Belton, South Carolina
  • 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
  • 1976-08-03 Troy Glaus, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Tarzana, Los Angeles
  • 1976-08-22 Jim Weaver, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1976-09-06 Michael Nakamura, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Nara, Japan
  • 1977-02-17 Matthew Kaminski, jazz, and baseball organist (Atlanta Braves), polka accordionist, and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977-02-21 Chad Hutchinson, American baseball & football player, born in San Diego, California

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