Baseball History on April 11th

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1858 Pop Corkhill
1875 Win Clark
1875 Ossee Schrecongost

Rube Waddell’s personal catcher for much of his time in Philadelphia.  Came out of the Connecticut League and was given a tryout by Louisville – his first game was also Rube’s first game.  Actually a fine catcher, a decent hitter, and a solid drinker.  After a while Mack started treating Rube and Schreck differently when they would be out drinking – as if Ossee should have known better – and that ruined both the friendship between Rube and Ossee, as well as Ossee’s standing on the team.

Fittingly, Ossee died just a few months after Rube of the same disease, Tuberculosis, in July, 1914.

1876 Win Kellum
1880 George Grossart
1882 William McCarthy
1886 Al Nixon
1892 Red Smith
1892 Ray Gordinier
1893 Spencer Pumpelly
1893 Hal Deviney
1895 Ralph Sharman
1900 John Middleton
1904 Dutch Ussat
1916 Joe Antolick
1916 Sam Chapman
1917 Barney McCosky
1919 Hank Schenz
1921 Jim Hearn
1923 Scott Cary
1925 Bob Spicer
1927 Jack Faszholz
1938 Art Quirk
1940 Dick Wantz
1945 Mike Kilkenny
1951 Sid Monge
1954 Willie Royster
1956 John Martin
1958 Jeff Calhoun
1962 Tim Fortugno
1964 Bret Saberhagen
1964 Wally Whitehurst
1964 Amalio Carreno
1965 Turner Ward
1966 Steve Scarsone
1970 Sean Bergman
1970 Joe Vitiello
1972 Robin Jennings
1972 Bobby Jones
1972 Jason Varitek
1974 Trot Nixon
1975 Todd Dunwoody
1976 Kelvim Escobar
1978 Josh Hancock
1980 Mark Teixeira
1983 Zack Segovia
1984 Andres Blanco
1984 Alejandro De Aza
1986 Russ Canzler
1986 Charlie Furbush
1988 Pete Kozma
1988 Chris McGuiness
1988 Kenta Maeda
1988 Ryan Schimpf
1989 Jose Cisnero
1995 Cavan Biggio
1996 Alex Vesia
1997 Ricardo Sanchez

OBITUARIES:

1881 John McMullin
1904 Shorty Fuller
1930 Wayland Dean
1934 Charles Moran
1935 Charlie Gettig
1938 Cristobal Torriente
1942 Norm McNeil
1943 Tom Knowlson
1944 Jack Dunleavy
1949 Joe Buskey
1950 Dick McCabe
1953 Kid Nichols
1963 Jim Wright
1965 Bobby Vaughn
1965 Sam Fishburn
1969 Al Kaiser
1970 Johnny Meador
1970 Sailor Stroud
1970 Joe Heving
1971 Bert Brenner
1973 Clarence Blethen
1974 Bob Baird
1979 Eddie Wilson
1983 Mike Menosky
1984 Leo Dixon
1991 Walker Cooper
1997 Milt Smith
1999 Pete Milne
2013 Grady Hatton
2014 Bill Henry
2019 Scott Sanderson

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1912 Redleg Field (later Crosley Field) is opened to a victory – the Reds topped the Cubs, 10 – 6.

1961 Welcome, Los Angeles Angels!  Ted Kluszewski hit a pair of homers in a 7 – 2 win over the Orioles.

1962 The Mets get off on the wrong foot, losing their first game, 11 – 4, to the Cardinals.

1963 Don Leppert – yes, Don Leppert – drills three homers while his battery mate, Tom Cheney, throws a one-hitter to beat the Red Sox, 8 – 0.

1985 Gorman Thomas belts three shots to help Seattle take down Oakland, 14 – 6.  There were nine homers in the game…

1990 Mark Langston and Mike Witt combine for a no-hitter to beat the Seattle Mariners, 1 – 0.  Witt came on in the eighth inning to close the deal.

1992 Tim Naehring’s two-run shot tops Cleveland in the 19th inning, 7 – 5.  Carlos Baerga goes 6 – 9 in the loss.

1996 Dan Wilson launches three homers to key a Mariner trouncing of the Tigers, 9 – 1.

2000 Kevin Elster jacked three bombs to help the Dodgers edge the Giants, 6 – 5.

2002 Baltimore breaks open for 12 runs against the Tampa Rays in the 6th inning.  Benji Gil and Mike Bordick opened the frame with homers; three different pitchers got an out, but the Orioles had eleven hits and the Rays committed two errors.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1932 Cincinnati wants Cardinal outfielder Chick Hafey, so they send Benny Frey and Harvey Hendrick to the Cards.

1954 St. Louis trades Enos Slaughter to the Yankees for Bill Virdon, Mel Wright, and Emil Tellinger.  Slaughter raced all the way from the airport to home plate to beat the throw.

1965 Washington purchases Dallas Green from the Philadelphia Phillies.

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