Baseball History for November 26th

<— NOV 25 NOV 27 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1855 Jacob Doyle
1866 Hugh Duffy
1866 Jim Canavan
1866 Mike Slattery
1866 Art Twineham
1871 Fred Tenney
1873 James Edward (Gussie) Gannon
1874 Dan McFarlan
1878 Bill Malarkey
1883 Frank Lobert
1889 Hanson Horsey
1890 Dan Sherman
1895 George Tomer
1897 Firman Newton (Bill) Warwick
1898 John Kerr
1900 John Churry
1905 Bob Johnson
1907 Gowell Claset
1908 Vernon Louis (Lefty) Gomez
1913 Garton Del Savio
1914 Ed Weiland
1916 Eddie Miller
1916 Bob Elliott
1916 Walt Ripley
1917 Pat Cooper
1917 Mike Kosman
1919 Danny Reynolds
1920 Jodie Beeler
1920 Hollis Kimball (Bud) Sheely
1921 Mickey McGowan
1922 Joe Muir
1923 Danny Ozark
1927 Pete Taylor
1933 Minnie Rojas
1937 Bob Lee
1941 Jeff Torborg
1947 Richie Hebner
1947 Larry Gura
1950 Jorge Orta
1955 Jay Howell
1955 Mike Mendoza
1956 Bob Walk
1956 Ron Meridith
1959 Mike Moore
1960 Harold Reynolds
1962 Chuck Finley
1968 Hector Wagner
1969 Sam Militello
1976 Brian Schneider
1977 John Parrish
1979 Jeff Fulchino
1983 Matt Garza
1985 Matt Carpenter
1985 Jhonny Nunez
1985 Corey Brown
1988 Matt Tracy
1988 Hector Velazquez
1988 Josh Smoker
1991 Corey Knebel
1991 Kyle Waldrop
1991 Yoshi Tsutsugo

OBITUARIES:

1907 Eddie Burke
1928 Butts Wagner
1928 Denny Clare
1937 Andy Bednar
1952 Warren Gill
1954 Bill Doak
1962 Al Carson
1969 Emil Kush
1972 George Jackson
1973 Tom Kane
1982 Hub Walker
1985 Monk Sherlock
1989 Lew Fonseca
2004 Tom Haller
2012 Mike Kume
2016 Bill Endicott

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT!!!

1996 Owners approve the latest collective bargaining agreement, which includes regular season interleague play.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1887 Brooklyn purchases Bob Carruthers from the St. Louis Browns for a cool $8,500…

1962 The Yankees send Bill Skowron to the Dodgers for Stan Williams.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox send batting champ Pete Runnels to Houston for Roman Mejias.

Finally – the first year draft nets some great picks. Houston took Jim Wynn from Cincinnati, Washington drafted Lou Piniella from the Indians, Baltimore took Paul Blair from the Mets, and the Cubs took Glenn Beckert from Boston.

1986 The Yankees send Doug Drabek, Brian Fisher, and Logan Easley to the Pirates for Rick Rhoden, Cecilio Guante, and Pat Clemens.

1996 Anaheim sends J. T. Snow to the Giants for Fausto Macey and Allen Watson.

Baseball History for November 25th

<— NOV 24 NOV 26 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1848 Sam Wright
1858 Harry McCaffery
1859 Jimmy Woulfe
1865 Elmer Ellsworth (Bert) Cunningham
1876 Lou Castro
1880 Frank Corridon
1882 Art Brouthers
1889 Dick Crutcher
1889 Joe Vernon
1893 Gene Bailey
1895 Frank Spruiell (Jakie) May
1903 Jim Weaver
1914 Gene Handley
1914 Joe DiMaggio
1915 Bob Finley
1916 Oscar Georgy
1917 Len Perme
1922 Ben Wade
1922 John Wells
1923 Archie Wilson
1928 Ray Narleski
1931 John Pyecha
1933 Jim Waugh
1934 Lazaro Ramon Gonzalez (Cholly) Naranjo
1935 Jim Duffalo
1940 Dennis Aust
1941 Mike Ryan
1942 Bobby Etheridge
1945 Wayne Redmond
1945 Rafael Batista
1946 Wenty Ford
1946 Don Leshnock
1951 Russell Earl (Bucky) Dent
1956 Dave Baker
1957 Tony Brewer
1958 Chico Walker
1964 Mark Davis
1965 Randy Veres
1966 Mark Whiten
1968 John Johnstone
1968 Shingo Takatsu
1971 Tavo Alvarez
1972 Ramon Fermin
1973 Octavio Dotel
1978 Zach McClellan
1978 Joe Borchard
1979 Matt Tupman
1980 Nick Swisher
1987 Grant Dayton
1987 Nate Karns
1988 Jimmy Paredes
1993 Sandy Baez
1994 Seranthony Dominguez
1997 Estevan Florial

OBITUARIES:

1903 George Wetzell
1918 Patrick Larkins
1919 Grover Gilmore
1932 Charlie Carr
1937 Ben Conroy
1944 Kenesaw Landis
1945 Ham Patterson
1963 Rube Parnham
1974 Frank Wilson
1974 Duke Brett
1974 Eddie Dent
1975 Red Sheridan
1975 Cecil Coombs
1976 John Andre
1979 Elbert Andrews
1980 Art Jones
1984 Ival Goodman
1985 Ray Jablonski
1993 Burgess Whitehead
2000 Hugh Alexander
2005 Mal Mallette
2008 Randy Gumpert
2013 Lou Brissie

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT!!!

1941 Cleveland gives the managerial reins to Lou Boudreau, the team’s shortstop. Boudreau is all of 24, like Fred Clarke and Jim McCormick before him, making him one of the youngest player-managers ever. No manager since 1901 has been as young as Boudreau; only McCormick (23) was younger.

2002 Speaking of young hires… The Red Sox hire Theo Epstein, just 28, to be the General Manager. Epstein would solve two curses: Boston and Chicago – and seems likely to get a Hall of Fame nod.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1969 California sends Pedro Borbon, Jim McGlothen, and Vern Geishert to the Reds for Alex Johnson and Chico Ruiz.

1991 St. Louis trades Ken Hill to the Expos for Andres Galarraga.

2003 The Marlins send Derrek Lee to the Cubs for Hee-Seop Choi and Mike Nannini.

2005 Philadelphia sends Jim Thome to the White Sox for Aaron Rowand, Daniel Haigwood, and (later) Gio Gonzalez.

Baseball History for November 24th

<— NOV 23 NOV 25 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1855 George Knight
1857 Frank Smith
1858 William Henry (Nin) Alexander
1861 C. V. Matteson
1872 Sam McMackin
1873 Ed Doheny
1873 James Abner (Stub) Smith
1876 Harvey Bailey
1878 Fred Smith
1881 Pete Noonan
1888 Harry Wolfe
1888 Ed Miller
1889 George Burns
1890 Ralph Comstock
1902 Cloy Mattox
1904 Billy Rogell
1909 Tom Winsett
1911 Joe Medwick
1912 Tony Giuliani
1913 Walter Wilson
1915 Dick West
1919 Nap Reyes
1930 Bob Friend
1931 Dick Phillips
1939 Jim Northrup
1942 Fred Beene
1943 Billy Harris
1948 Steve Yeager
1950 George Throop
1950 John Balaz
1955 Rafael Santo Domingo
1959 Tom Dunbar
1962 Randy Velarde
1964 Bob Malloy
1965 Jeff Plympton
1967 Ben McDonald
1967 Cal Eldred
1967 Al Martin
1968 Steve Mintz
1968 Dave Hansen
1970 Jason Jacome
1976 Mike Edwards
1976 Damian Moss
1979 Horacio Ramirez
1980 Jeff Salazar
1983 Jose Lopez
1984 Joel Guzman
1986 Dean Anna
1987 Kelvin Marte
1987 Chris Herrmann
1988 Jarrod Parker
1991 Kendry Flores
1993 Jeimer Candelario
1995 Francis Martes

OBITUARIES:

1931 Fred Lake

Lake was a player in the 1890s, then a manager and coach for the next three decades – major, minor, and even college (Tufts, Harvard) before a heart attack took him to the next league.

1932 Redleg Snyder
1941 John Henry

His FindaGrave.com record says he died of coronary thrombosis, which happens to match his Arizona death record.

1942 Frank Owen

While working for Ford Motor Company, the former White Sox pitcher (three straight 20 win seasons) died of a heart attack in Dearborn, MI.

“Services Saturday for Frank Owen,” Detroit Free Press, November 28, 1942: 15.

1958 Roy Corhan

The former San Francisco Seal, White Sox, and Cardinal shortstop died of a heart attack in his home.

“Roy Corhan, Ex-Seal, Dies,” San Francisco Examiner, November 25, 1958: Sports, Pg. 1.

1960 Al Braithwood
1960 Abbie Johnson
1961 John Mohardt
1965 Ralph Good
1966 Tom Gulley
1967 Joe Kelly
1967 Rusty Saunders
1969 Phil Gallivan
1970 Spencer Adams
1970 Ivy Andrews
1971 Ed Fallenstein
1974 John Weekly

Still the only baseball player to come from Waterproof, LA (football star John Henry Johnson was also born there)… The Houston Colt 45s outfielder died in an automobile accident.

1977 Mayo Smith
1983 Ed Leip
1987 Jim Russell
1991 Carl Sawatski
1996 Loren Bain
2003 Warren Spahn
2005 Buzz Dozier
2008 Tom Burgess
2012 Jimmy Stewart
2013 Charlie Bicknell
2015 Bobby Smith
2016 Dave Ferriss

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1883 The American Association expands from eight to twelve teams but adding Brooklyn, Indianapolis, Toledo, and Washington to the existing roster of teams.

2015 President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Willie Mays and Yogi Berra.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1948 Brooklyn takes Tom Lasorda from Philadelphia in the Rule 5 draft.

1961 Philadelphia signs amateur free agent pitcher Grant Jackson.

1993 Minnesota sends pitcher Willie Banks to the Cubs for Matt Walbeck and Dave Stevens.

2005 In fire sale mode… The Marlins send Carlos Delgado to the Mets (with some cash) for Mike Jacobs, Yusmeiro Petit and Grant Psomas.

The Marlins also send Mike Lowell, Josh Beckett, and Guillermo Mota to the Red Sox for Hanley Ramirez, Anibel Sanchez, Harvey Garcia, and Jesus Delgado.

Happy Birthday, Biggs Wehde!

Wilbur Wehde pitched for the Chicago White Sox in both 1930 and 1931, making a total of twelve mostly ineffective relief appearances – though in one of them he earned a victory in relief.

(Image from Chicago Tribune in 1930. Wilbur Wehde is second from the left in this group of 1930 September acquisitions. That guy on the far right? Luke Appling.)

Wehde is listed as a 180 pound pitcher in your encyclopedia, but over time he put on some weight – clearing at least 220 lbs. and earning his nickname, “Biggs.” Later in his semi-pro career, running became problematic and he frequently was given a courtesy runner.

Wehde arrived in Holstein, Iowa on November 23, 1906, born to Gustave David and Frieda (Suiter) Wehde. Gustave was a German immigrant who worked in the creamery business and also as a produce broker, while Freda took care of a growing family. Wilbur was one of five children born to Gustave and Frieda, and he also had four half-siblings when Gustave married for a second time to Anna Christophersen in 1919. When Wilbur approached adulthood, the family moved to Sioux City, Iowa. Having learned the game in Holstein, Wehde began playing with the amateur teams of his hometowns until his pitching prowess earned the attention of scouts. One of the first games of note to garner some attention was his 21-strikeout game in a win over Early on July 14, 1926. In 1927 and 1928, Wehde started pitching other semi-pro clubs in Iowa and Nebraska. In 1929, he was supposed to pitch for Waterloo but returned to Sioux City to open the local semi-pro season. By then, the first articles calling Wilbur “Bigs” appeared in the newspapers. In his later years, Bigs became Biggs. I guess he grew into a second ‘G’. However, when he passed away in 1970, his Sioux City obituary called him “Bigs.”

Wehde’s professional baseball career began wih Dubuque of the Mississippi Valley League in 1929. Signed in early July, his maiden effort was a three-hitter over Keokuk on July 8, 1929. In 1930, Wehde improved his win count from six to eleven and his innings count from 131 to 220. The Chicago White Sox purchased his rights on September 13, 1930 and almost immediately Wehde was tossed to the wolves. In his first appearance on September 15, 1930, Wehde faced Washington in relief of Ted Lyons and gave up a double to Heine Manush which drove in an unearned run in his first major league inning. He appeared in four relief appearances over five days before the end of the season, giving up eight runs on seven hits and seven walks in a shade over six innings of work. One of those hits was Lou Gehrig’s 40th homer of the season.

In 1931, the White Sox optioned Wehde to Dallas. In Dallas, Wehde only made thirteen appearances totalling 29 innings, but when the White Sox pitching staff needed some warm bodies, Wehde got called up for a second time in July. He made eight more appearances and got his only decision on July 28, 1931 when the White Sox rallied for eleven runs in the eighth inning (off of Herb Pennock, Red Ruffing, and Lefty Gomez no less) to beat the Yankees, 14 – 12. A cursory look suggests that Wehde may have been intimidated by his move from low minors to major league hitters, as his control, usually good enough in the Mississippi Valley League, was not good enough in the American League or American Association.

In mid-August he and catcher Frank Garrity were optioned to the Minneapolis Millers, but he’d be back with Dubuque in 1932. With rare exception, he would spend the rest of his minor league years playing with Sioux City in the Western League – at least until Sioux City left the league, replaced by Mitchell and then Pueblo. His professional days ended with a season with Sioux Falls in the Northern League in 1942.

Biggs Wehde

Sioux City would be a longtime stop in his baseball career, but he would also stay in that town after his baseball days – working in a stockyard for much of his adult life. His career had two detours. He spent a short period of time in Lead, South Dakota digging for gold, and he did an eighteen-month tour with the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II as the war reached its conclusion. While aboard the USS Missoula, he participated in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, as well as when the Missoula served as a transport ship returning veterans of various Pacific campaigns home.

Wehde married Cora Vance in 1928, and they had two daughters, Delores and Joan, and a son named Jerry.

A long illness took Wehde, who passed away at a VA hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on September 21, 1970, some nine years after the death of his wife. They are both buried in Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City.

Notes:

Baseball-Reference.com
Retrosheet.org
FindaGrave.com
Wikipedia.org

1910, 1920, 1940 US Censuses
Iowa Delayed Birth Certificate
Iowa Marriage Records
WWII Bonus Case Files

“Holstein Beats Marcus,” Sioux City Journal, July 22, 1925: 13.

“Holstein Beats Early,” Sioux City Journal, July 15, 1926: 11.

“Cowboys Will Play Waterloo,” Sioux City Journal, April 20, 1928: 19.

“Cowboys Sign Three Players,” Sioux City Journal, March 24, 1929: 27.

“Dubuque Tigers Win Pair From Keokuk Indians,” Davenport Daily Times, July 8, 1929: 15.

Photo, Chicago Tribune, September 14, 1930: Section A, Part2, Page 3.

“Catcher is Bought by Chisox,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 16, 1930: 13.

“Wehde Farmed Out,” Chattanooga News, January 21, 1931: 10.

“Sox Send Millers Recruit Battery,” Minneapolis Tribune, August 16, 1931: Sports-2.

“Death Takes Former Hurler for White Sox and Cowboys,” Sioux City Journal, September 23, 1970: 9.

Baseball History for November 23rd

<— NOV 22 NOV 24 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1850 Clytus Georlge (Cy) Bentley
1860 Charles Louis (Chief) Zimmer
1863 Hi Church
1870 Ralph Orlando (Socks) Seybold
1874 Frederick C. (Bill) Clay
1877 George Stovall
1878 Jimmy Sheckard
1890 Al Halt
1894 Art Corcoran
1894 Jesse Petty
1895 Dallas Bradshaw
1896 Dick Reichle
1897 Clarence James (Bubber) Jonnard
1897 Claude Jonnard
1897 Freddy Leach
1903 Joe Muich
1906 Wilbur (Biggs) Wehde
1910 Hal Schumacher
1913 Les Scarsella
1914 Mel Preibisch
1915 Bob Kahle
1916 Eddie Collins
1917 Jake Caulfield
1917 Herman Reich
1920 Jake Jones
1922 Grady Wilson
1926 Charlie Osgood
1929 John Anderson
1930 Jack McKeon
1940 Luis Tiant
1940 Billy Ott
1942 Jerry Nyman
1947 Tom Hall
1947 Dwain Anderson
1947 Frank Tepedino
1951 Wayne Cage
1954 Glenn Brummer
1954 Broderick Perkins
1954 Ken Schrom
1955 Mark Smith
1955 Todd Cruz
1955 Dan Whitmer
1959 Brook Jacoby
1963 Rich Sauveur
1963 Dale Sveum
1964 Jose Gonzalez
1969 Doug Brady
1969 Dave McCarty
1970 Glenn Murray
1971 Aaron Small
1971 Matt Miller
1971 Eddie Oropesa
1971 Ryan McGuire
1975 Colin Porter
1977 Adam Eaton
1980 Jonathan Papelbon
1983 Wes Bankston
1984 Robert Coello
1984 Justin Turner
1984 Casper Wells
1985 Pedro Figueroa
1986 Brandon Snyder
1989 Ross Stripling
1990 Jeff Ferrell
1990 Enrique Burgos
1993 Austin Gomber
1994 Tyler Wade
1995 Lewis Thorpe
1997 Gavin Lux

OBITUARIES:

1880 Jack McDonald
1898 Mother Watson
1905 Bill Hanlon
1910 Charlie Barber
1922 Sandy McDermott
1925 Guerdon Whiteley
1925 Henry Lynch
1937 Welday Walker
1947 Charlie Newman
1948 Hack Wilson
1955 Fred Tauby
1961 Nick Carter
1973 Willie Mitchell
1974 Babe Twombly
1978 Buck Ross
1985 Sam West
1990 Bo Diaz
1993 Grey Clarke
1995 Lee Rogers
2001 Bo Belinsky
2007 Al Yates
2007 Joe Kennedy

Heart failure. He woke up around 1 am, wasn’t feeling well and collapsed trying to leave his bedroom.

“Rockies ready for home opener,” Fort Collins Coloradoan, April 4, 2008: C3.

2012 Hal Trosky
2012 Chuck Diering
2015 Willie Royster
2016 Ralph Branca
2017 Miguel Gonzalez
2019 Will Brunson

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1943 Kenesaw Mountain Landis suspends Phillies owner William Cox for admitting that he placed bets on baseball games. A former manager with knowledge of these bets turned Cox in…

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1895 Cincinnati sends Arlie Latham, Tom Parrott, Morgan Murphy, Ed McFarland and some spending money to the Browns for Heinie Pietz and Red Ehret.

1926 St. Louis signs Rabbit Maranville, who didn’t have a job at the time…

1964 The Mets purchased Warren Spahn from the Braves. Spahn was a player/pitching coach.

1975 California signs amateur free agent infielder Dickie Thon.

2016 Seattle sends Taijuan Walker and Ketel Marte to Arizona for Mitch Haniger, Jean Segura, and Zac Curtis.

Baseball History for November 22nd

<— NOV 21 NOV 23 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1852 George Taylor
1866 Dennis O’Neill
1866 Charlie Hamburg
1869 Linwood Clifton (King) Bailey
1890 Jack Roche
1892 Pi Schwert
1896 Bill Hollahan
1901 Harry Rice
1901 Walt Tauscher
1907 Dick Bartell
1912 Ted Cieslak
1914 Alex Pitko
1926 Lew Burdette
1931 Neal Hertweck
1936 Joe Gaines
1943 Wade Blasingame
1945 Denny Riddleberger
1946 Rich McKinney
1946 Cecilio (Cy) Acosta
1947 John Morlan
1949 Rich Chiles
1950 Lyman Bostock
1950 Greg Luzinski
1953 Rick Matula
1955 Wayne Tolleson
1955 Kevin Rhomberg
1958 Lee Guetterman
1958 Ricky Wright
1960 Gene Walter
1960 Colin Ward
1965 Mike Benjamin
1972 Jay Payton
1972 Luis Andujar
1973 Ricky Ledee
1974 Joe Nathan
1980 Jonny Gomes
1981 Oscar Villarreal
1984 Yusmeiro Petit
1985 Adam Ottavino
1986 Chris Dominguez
1988 Drew Pomeranz
1988 Austin Romine
1991 Justin Nicolino
1992 Jayson Aquino

OBITUARIES:

1906 Tom Cotter
1911 Ed Cermak
1927 John McGlone
1934 Pop Swett
1942 Ben Caffyn
1945 Dick Carroll
1948 Bob Emmerich
1949 Erv Brame
1954 Charlie Gibson
1955 Danny Murphy
1956 Roy Carlyle
1983 Dave Short
1990 Joe Bowman
1991 Roy Zimmerman
1995 Art Smith
2003 Joe Just
2006 Pat Dobson
2007 Ken Wood
2010 Tom Underwood
2012 Ken Rowe
2014 Art Quirk
2014 Don Grate

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1890 The old Philadelphia Athletics were kicked out of the American Association, and replaced by the Philadelphia Quakers of the Players’ League.

2016 Vin Scully is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian, by President Barack Obama.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1901 Washington signs infielder Bones Ely.

1920 Philadelphia sends Eppa Rixey to Cincinnati for Greasy Neale and Jimmy Ring.

1934 Pittsburgh sends Freddie Lindstrom and Larry French to the Cubs for Guy Bush, Babe Herman, and Jim Weaver.

1954 In the Rule 5 Draft, Pittsburgh took Roberto Clemente from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1975 The Yankees sent Pat Dobson to the Indians for Oscar Gamble.

1977 The White Sox lose two relief aces to free agency as the Dodgers sign Terry Forster and the Yankees sign Rich (Goose) Gossage.

Baseball History for November 21st

<— NOV 20 NOV 22 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1851 Bobby Mathews
1854 Charlie Bennett
1855 John Valentine
1865 Henry Youngman
1865 Park Swartzel
1869 Alex Beam
1869 Billy Clingman
1880 Simmy Murch
1885 Gus Hetling
1893 Robert Lyndon (Ziggy) Hasbrook
1894 Bill Morrisette
1897 Andy High
1898 Walter Zink
1899 Augie Swentor
1899 Charlie Gibson
1901 Johnson Fry
1905 Freddie Lindstrom
1905 Les Mallon
1908 Paul Richards
1914 Carl (Pinky) Jorgensen
1914 George Scharein
1920 Stan Musial
1924 Warren Hacker
1935 Dick Bertell
1937 Tony Balsamo
1940 Tommy McCraw
1943 Daryl Patterson
1952 Bill Almon
1954 Alan Hargesheimer
1954 Gary Wilson
1955 Rick Peters
1958 Mike Mason
1959 Jeff Barkley
1959 Scott Terry
1960 Mark Eichhorn
1962 Dick Schofield
1967 Darron Cox
1967 Roy Bunyan (Tripp) Cromer
1969 Ken Griffey
1971 John Roper
1973 Todd Erdos
1973 Dan Murray
1975 Brian Meadows
1979 Barbaro Canizares
1980 Hank Blalock
1981 Enrique Cruz
1984 Quintin Berry
1988 Ryan LaMarre
1988 Matt West
1989 Robert Stock
1989 Jose Pirela
1992 Abel De Los Santos
1992 Jason Garcia

OBITUARIES:

1888 Len Sowders
1898 Bill Hague
1917 Z. H. Taylor
1921 Socks Seybold
1926 John Shaffer
1934 Fred Glade
1937 Al Pratt
1938 Polly Wolfe
1947 Slow Joe Doyle
1954 Uel Eubanks
1957 Bugs Bennett
1958 Mel Ott
1962 Whitey Hilcher
1963 Ed Hock
1966 Hack Miller
1971 Norm Branch
1974 Leon Pettit
1977 Ron Willis
1982 Buck Marrow
1982 Frank McCormick
1987 Dusty Cooke
1988 Carl Hubbell
1991 Bryan Stephens
1996 Earl Cook
2010 Steve Kuczek
2011 Greg Halman

His brother, Jason, stabbed Greg. Jason was apparently under a psychosis caused by marijuana use.

2013 Mike Palagyi
2013 George Werley
2015 Kerry Dineen
2015 Ken Johnson
2016 Tom Fisher
2019 Val Heim

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

2011 Justin Verlander wins the AL MVP award. He had already won the Cy Young award – and, since he also won a Rookie of the Year award, he became just the second player (Don Newcombe) to win all three.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1933 The Cubs send Mark Koenig, Ted Kleinhans, Harvey Hendrick, and $65,000 to Philadelphia for Chuck Klein.

1934 New York sends four players and cash to San Francisco of the PCL for outfielder Joe DiMaggio.

1968 Minnesota sends Jim Merritt to the Reds for Leo Cardenas.

1972 The Cubs sent Bill North to the Athletics for Bob Locker.

Baseball History for November 20th

<— NOV 19 NOV 21 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1854 George Mundinger
1858 Laurie Reis
1858 Joe Sommer
1862 Dan Casey
1866 Kenesaw Landis
1869 Clark Griffith
1873 Tom Fleming
1878 Martin Glendon
1880 George McBride
1881 James Arthur (Swat) McCabe
1882 Andy Coakley
1883 Arthur Augustus (Ben) Egan
1883 Harry Welchonce
1887 John Scheneberg
1888 Ray Powell
1889 Eddie Edmonson
1891 Leon Cadore
1894 Welton Claude (Rube) Ehrhardt
1896 Cecil Duff
1897 Larry Benton
1898 Tim McNamara
1902 John Olgus (Augie) Prudhomme
1906 Joe Ogrodowski
1915 Angel Valdes (Jack) Aragon
1917 Andrew Joseph (Jess) Dobernic
1917 Felix Mackiewicz
1917 Mike Schemer
1919 Rinaldo Joseph (Rugger) Ardizoia
1921 Neill Sheridan
1929 Lou Berberet
1930 Don Leppert
1936 Herm Starrette
1936 Jay Ritchie
1945 Jay Johnstone
1945 John Sanders
1945 Rick Monday
1949 Ron Cash
1951 Jackson Todd
1953 Duane Theiss
1967 Alex Arias
1968 Steve Schrenk
1968 Chuck Ricci
1971 Kevin Lomon
1971 Gabe White
1973 Brandon Kolb
1975 (David Jonathan) J. D. Drew
1978 Bill White
1979 Lino Urdaneta
1981 Sam Fuld
1983 Brock Peterson
1984 Jo-Jo Reyes
1985 C. J. Fick
1985 Greg Holland
1986 Alex Guerrero
1987 Jeff Locke
1988 Cody Allen
1990 David Washington
1992 Shawn Morimando
1994 Jake Newberry
1995 Amed Rosario
1995 Jeremy Beasley
1996 Tarik Skubal
1996 Nick Neidert

OBITUARIES:

1895 Dick Hunt
1904 Dell Darling
1910 Jack O’Brien
1925 Walter Coleman
1928 Pete Lohman
1929 Babe Doty
1929 Jim Powell
1951 Fred Burchell
1951 Joe Rogalski
1952 Fred McMullin
1953 Billy Maharg
1954 Hod Fenner
1956 Bub Kuhn
1958 Bill Lathrop
1959 Roy Thomas
1960 Frank Brower
1963 Marty Hopkins
1968 George Maisel
1968 Fresco Thompson
1969 Paddy Baumann
1976 Les Hennessy
1984 Leon Williams
1989 Dolan Nichols
1996 Bill Sayles
1997 Dick Littlefield
1998 Dick Sisler
2010 Danny McDevitt

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

2008 George Steinbrenner, his health beginning to fail him, hands over the reins of the Yankees to his sons, Hal and Hank.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1947 The Giants take Hoyt Wilhelm from the Braves in the Rule 5 Draft.

1962 Boston sends Jim Pagliaroni and Don Schwall to the Indians for Dick Stuart and Jack Lamabe.

1981 Three team swap! Cleveland sends Bo Diaz to the Phillies, getting (later) Scott Munninghoff in return. The Phillies sent Lonnie Smith to the Cardinals, and the Cardinals sent Silvio Martinez and Lary Sorensen to the Indians.

Baseball History for November 19th

<— NOV 18 NOV 20 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1840 Nealy Phelps
1847 Al Pratt
1855 Denny Driscoll
1862 Billy Sunday
1867 John Roach
1873 Charlie Atherton
1881 Harry Lewis (Bill) Bailey
1887 Jack Nabors
1887 Mike Regan
1892 Everett Scott
1895 Billy Zitzmann
1898 Harry Courtney
1902 Joe Palmisano
1904 Elmer Tutwiler
1908 Harley Boss
1908 Joe Glenn
1912 Steve Gerkin
1912 Stu Martin
1914 Eddie Morgan
1921 Roy Campanella
1922 George Yankowski
1926 Bob Thorpe
1930 Joe Morgan
1938 Manny Jimenez
1938 Ted Turner
1942 Larry Haney
1943 Aurelio Monteagudo
1945 Bobby Tolan
1947 Bob Boone
1956 Dickie Noles
1961 Jeff Hearron
1966 Jeff Hartsock
1967 Gary Disarcina
1969 Steve Dreyer
1970 Jeff Berblinger
1970 J. J. Thobe
1971 Andy Sheets
1974 John Roskos
1974 Mario Valdez
1975 Clay Condrey
1977 Justin Duchscherer
1978 Jeff Bailey
1979 John-Ford Griffin
1979 Ryan Howard
1981 Jeff Gray
1982 Jonathan Sanchez
1985 Brad Harman
1986 Michael Saunders
1987 Bryan Holaday
1989 Michael Tonkin
1993 Framber Valdez
1993 Ian Gibaut
1993 Joey Gallo
1993 Ian Gibaut
1993 Franber Valdez
1996 Lewin Diaz
1998 Christian Pache

OBITUARIES:

1891 Ernie Hickman
1917 King Bailey
1926 Fred Smith
1930 John Russell
1937 Cub Stricker
1939 Frank Mountain
1941 Davey Dunkle
1944 Frank Brill
1951 Pete Hill
1951 Marty Griffin
1951 Crese Heismann
1953 Dutch Schesler
1953 Guy Lacy
1955 Otto Jacobs
1957 Frank Foreman
1964 Fred Hofmann
1976 Frank Kellert
1980 Jack Gilligan
1987 Dave Odom
1995 Ed Wright
2004 Brian Traxler
2011 Sonny Dixon
2013 Babe Birrer
2015 Jim Stump

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1884 Nick Young replaces Abe Mills as the president of the National League. Young was a player in Washington D.C. some twenty years earlier.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1953 The Yankees sign amateur free agent pitcher Ralph Terry.

1956 Philadelphia sends Del Ennis to the Cardinals for Rip Repulski and Bobby Morgan.

1993 Montreal sends Delino DeShields to the Dodgers for Pedro Martinez.

2007 The White Sox send Jon Garland to the Angels for Orlando Cabrera.

2012 The Marlins send Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio to the Blue Jays for Henderson Alvarez, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jake Marisnick, Jeff Mathis, Justin Nicolino, and Anthony DeSclafani. The Marlins had signed many of those players in advance of the first season in the new Marlins stadium in Miami, then got rid of the high priced veterans for prospects and younger players.

Baseball History for November 18th

<— NOV 17 NOV 19 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1854 Ormond Butler
1857 John Munce
1860 Jim McLaughlin
1863 James Thomas (Deacon) McGuire
1869 Lou Johnson
1872 Frank Griffith
1882 Jack Coombs
1882 Bill Shipke
1884 John Henry (Rip) Vowinkel
1886 Howie Gregory
1889 Ray Shook
1891 Arthur Hauger
1892 Harry Trekell
1892 Les Mann
1892 Pedro Dibut
1894 Sam Covington
1896 Bill Hughes
1899 Ren Kelly
1899 Frank W. (Dutch) Ulrich
1900 Jim Marquis
1900 Vince Shields
1903 George Blackerby
1909 John Joseph (Spike) Merena
1909 Joe Coscarart
1910 Dykes Potter
1910 Joe Cicero
1913 Charlie Fuchs
1916 Ken Burkhart
1921 Les Layton
1922 Kermit Wahl
1923 Roy Wise
1924 Glenn Richard (Rocky) Nelson
1925 Gene Mauch
1926 Roy Sievers
1928 Lou Lombardo
1932 Danny McDevitt
1933 Curt Raydon
1936 Jay Hook
1938 Marion Sylvester (Bud) Zipfel
1940 Cal Koonce
1941 Sterling Slaughter
1943 Jim Shellenback
1943 Dick Joyce
1952 Dan Briggs
1952 Steve Henderson
1953 Gil Rondon
1954 Craig Stimac
1955 Luis Pujols
1958 Cliff Pastornicky
1959 Jeff Heathcock
1961 Mike Felder
1962 Jamie Moyer
1963 Dante Bichette
1965 Scott Hemond
1965 Mark Petkovsek
1965 Chris Howard
1966 Eddie Tucker
1966 Howard Farmer
1966 Ron Coomer
1967 Tom Gordon
1968 Darrell Whitmore
1968 Clay Bellinger
1968 Gary Sheffield
1968 Phil Stidham
1970 Allen Watson
1975 Matt Wise
1975 David Ortiz
1975 Shawn Camp
1978 Wilkin Ruan
1978 Tim Hummel
1979 Steve Bechler
1980 C. J. Wilson
1982 Brent Leach
1983 Travis Buck
1985 Bruce Billings
1991 Jameson Taillon
1992 Michael Reed
1994 Jimmy Lambert
1996 Logan Webb

OBITUARIES:

1883 Mase Graffen
1922 Len Lovett
1928 Jim Gilmore
1933 Charles Strick
1934 Tuffy Stewart
1939 Horace Helmbold
1940 John Harkins
1941 Charlie Kalbfus
1945 Morrie Rath
1946 Johnny Lush
1948 Joe Regan
1951 Wally Mayer
1953 Mike McCormack
1959 Wib Smith
1962 Ed Moyer
1967 Mike Prendergast
1979 Freddie Fitzsimmons
1983 Hilton Smith
1996 John Michaels
1996 Charlie Neal
1999 Jay Heard
2001 Mel Deutsch
2003 Ken Brett
2004 Frank Baldwin
2017 Bob Borkowski

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1886 Pittsburgh leaves the American Association and joins the National League.

1966 Sandy Koufax retires his ailing left arm. He was just 30 years old.

1997 Expansion Draft! Tampa takes Tony Saunders from the Marlins, while Arizona takes Brian Anderson from Cleveland. The deal of the day, though, was probably Tampa taking Bobby Abreu from Houston, then sending him to Philadelphia for Kevin Stocker.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1963 Detroit sends Rocky Colavito, Bob Anderson and $50,000 to Kansas City for Jerry Lumpe, Ed Rakow, and Dave Wickersham.

1997 Boston sends Carl Pavano and (later) Tony Armas to Montreal for Pedro Martinez.