Baseball History for March 30th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1854 Stan Robison
1857 Tom Burns
1858 Dennis Casey
1860 Frank Pearce
1866 George Van Haltren
1874 Ed Gremminger
1878 Chrles F. “Nig” Fuller
1879 Dutch Meier
1886 George Howard “Chief” Johnson
1897 Ed Sicking
1899 Hal Rhyne
1904 James Anthony “Ripper” Collins
1919 Bud Sketchley
1921 Dick Fowler
1926 Dick Koecher
1938 Dave Baldwin
1942 Conrad Cardinal
1945 Dick Woodson
1949 Terry Cox
1953 Mike Miley
1956 Jack Lazorko
1966 Terry Bross
1969 Chris Gardner
1972 Wilson Heredia
1973 Jason Dickson
1977 Jeriome Robertson
1978 Josh Bard
1979 Mike Johnston
1983 Davis Romero
1985 Dan Runzler
1986 Barry Enright
1987 Shairon Martis
1987 Mike Broadway
1989 Chris Sale
1991 Jake Marisnick

OBITS:

1888 Frank Bahret
1895 Henry Easterday
1908 Charlie Sweasy
1921 Frank Bancroft
1929 Phil Redding
1936 John Kull
1938 Dasher Troy
1940 George McQuillan
1940 Roy Crabb
1943 Tex McDonald
1948 Charlie Krause
1949 Bill Bernhard
1952 John Gallagher
1952 Deacon Phillippe
1960 Joe Connolly
1962 Mutt Williams
1962 Charlie French
1967 Ivan Howard
1968 Bernie Hungling
1972 Davy Jones
1977 Barney Olsen
1978 Billy Cox
1983 Ike Danning
1983 Jack Roche
1983 Joe Cicero
1987 George Blackerby
1991 Sid Schacht
1997 Bill Smith
2009 Herman Franks
2013 Bob Turley

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!

1993 Charlie Brown hits a game winning homer in a Peanuts cartoon strip.  He hadn’t homered in more than forty years.

2000 The Mets’ Benny Agbayani hit a grand slam in the eleventh inning to beat the Cubs, 5 – 1, in the Tokyo Dome.  Cubs rookie Danny Young, who served up the slam in his first MLB game, would appear in just three more games for Chicago over the next week, finishing with a career ERA of 21.00.

2004 Tampa Bay tops the Yankees, 8 – 3, in the Tokyo Dome.  Former Yankee Tino Martinez went 3 – 3 with a double and a homer…  Might have been the first time the Rays were ever in sole possession of first place, no?

2008 In the first game at Nationals Park, Washington clips Atlanta, 3 – 2.  Ryan Zimmerman’s ninth inning, two-out homer off Jon Rauch.  Peter Moylan, with four outs of relief, earned the win.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1955 Kansas City spent $50K to purchase Yankee meat: Ewell Blackwell, Tom Gorman, and Dick Kryhoski.  Gorman stuck with the team as a reliever, but the other two were gone soon after.

1956 The Cubs traded Hank Sauer, already in decline following a .211 season, to the Cardinals for Pete Whisenant.

1969 Pittsburgh signs amateur outfielder Omar Moreno.

1978 Cleveland trades Dennis Eckersley (and Fred Kendall) to the Red Sox for Bo Diaz, Rick Wise, Mike Paxton, and Ted Cox.

1981 Chicago buys a load of Bull from Philadelphia – Greg Luzinski.  A Chicago-area native (he was raised in the northwest suburbs and was a local legend) would become a DH, capping the his four years with a 32 homer season in 1983.

1982 Kansas City acquired Vida Blue and Bob Tufts from San Francisco for Atlee Hammaker, Renie Martin, Brad Wellman, and Craig Chamberlain.

1984 New York sends an aging (but not done) Graig Nettles to the Padres for Dennis Rasmussen.

1992 The Cubs send George Bell to the White Sox for Sammy Sosa and Ken Patterson.

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