Baseball History on January 4th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1847 Jimmy Williams
1856 Al Dwight
1858 Henry Oxley
1861 Rex Smith
1869 Tommy Corcoran
1877 Bob Spade
1883 Eddie Zimmerman
1884 Al Bridwell
1887 Klondike Smith
1888 Rex DeVogt
1890 Ossie Vitt
1892 Charlie Miller
1902 Ted Odenwald
1903 Alex Metzler
1906 Blondy Ryan
1908 George Selkirk
1911 Izzy Leon
1912 Joe Mack
1914 Herman Franks
1920 Walter Ockey
1925 Tom Gorman
1929 Corky Valentine
1930 Don McMahon
1933 Ramon Monzant
1940 Bart Shirley
1943 Larry Yellen
1944 Charlie Manuel
1944 Tito Fuentes
1947 Ken Reynolds
1949 Dennis Saunders
1960 Paul Gibson
1962 Jay Tibbs
1963 Trey Hillman
1963 Daryl Boston
1965 Kevin Wickander
1967 Clint Zavaras
1967 Ted Wood
1971 Chris Michalak
1976 Ted Lilly
1977 Brian O’Connor
1977 Walter Silva
1978 Chris Gissell
1978 Willie Martinez
1981 Jailen Peguero
1982 Jason Bourgeois
1984 John Raynor
1985 Scott Sizemore
1989 Kevin Pillar
1990 Raisel Iglesias
1992 Michael Lorenzen
1992 Kris Bryant

OBITUARIES

1893 Jim Halpin
1896 Tom Foley
1898 Charlie Byrne
1924 John Peters
1931 Roger Connor
1933 Hal Deviney
1938 Frank Sexton
1942 Herold Juul
1943 Jack Rafter
1948 Biff Schlitzer
1949 Joe Evers
1963 Sam Covington
1967 Estel Crabtree
1970 Brad Springer
1978 Joe Dawson
1979 Bobby Murray
1980 Foster Edwards
1986 Dave Morey
1987 Tony Rensa
1990 Bonnie Hollingsworth
1991 Eric Rodin
1994 Billy Sullivan
1995 Harry Gumbert
1995 Ralph Onis
2000 John Milner
2002 Adrian Zabala
2005 Jack Sanford
2008 Bill Ramsey
2014 Gabe Gabler
2015 Stu Miller

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT!!!

1898 Charles Ebbets takes over as president of the Brooklyn Bridegrooms following the death of Charles Byrne.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1902 Bill Dinneen jumps from Boston’s NL franchise to the AL franchise.

1918 The Cubs send Larry Doyle, Art Wilson and cash to the Braves for Lefty Tyler.

1988 Minnesota signs free agent catcher Brian Harper, while St. Louis signs free agent first baseman/third baseman Bob Horner.

1993 The White Sox ink free agent outfielder Ellis Burks.

2010 Boston signs free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre.

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