Baseball History for April 26th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1855 Whitey Ritterson
1869 Fritz Clausen
1873 Jim Cockman
1882 Irv Higginbotham
1887 Jack Barry
1888 Ray Caldwell
1888 Olaf Henriksen
1895 Buzz Murphy
1897 Epp Sell
1900 Hack Wilson
1902 Steve Slayton
1903 Dale Alexander
1913 Packy Rogers
1917 Sal Maglie
1917 Virgil Trucks
1918 Jack Kraus
1920 Ron Northey
1921 Gene Lambert
1922 Sam Dente
1927 Bob Zick
1927 Granny Hamner
1929 Walt Kellner
1935 Nate Smith
1944 Leon McFadden
1947 Amos Otis
1949 Bruce Ellingsen
1950 Tom Norton
1953 Arturo DeFreites
1955 Mike Scott
1958 Bill Lyons
1960 Steve Lombardozzi
1961 Curt Wilkerson
1963 Lou Thornton
1969 Ricky Trlicek
1972 Brian Anderson
1972 Francisco Cordova
1972 Felipe Lira
1973 Geoff Blum
1976 Scott Strickland
1977 Kosuke Fukudome
1977 Chris Magruder
1978 Joe Crede
1980 Mike Wood
1982 Alejandro Machado
1984 Shawn Kelley
1984 Brian Omogrosso
1985 Sean Rodriguez
1989 Chad Bettis

OBITUARIES:

1909 Mike Dorgan
1909 Doc Powers
1916 Skyrocket Smith
1924 Moxie Manuel
1927 Bill Gannon
1928 Zeke Wilson
1930 Harry Mace
1933 Roy Graham
1935 John Thornton
1942 Al Montgomery
1942 Hack Simmons
1943 Bob Emslie
1943 Gene McCann
1953 Don Brennan
1956 Cliff Blankenship
1970 Yats Wuestling
1971 Joe Agler
1976 Alex Ferguson
1982 Mike Kelly
1991 Nate Andrews
1993 Roger Miller
1996 Milt Gaston
1999 Faye Throneberry
2002 John Davis
2003 Danny Napoleon
2006 Russ Swan
2011 Don Miles
2014 Bob Powell

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1902 Rookie Addie Joss opens his career with a one hitter over the Browns.

1990 Nolan Ryan throws his twelfth one hitter… This tied a record originally set by Bob Feller.

2005 Alex Rodriguez homers three times and drives in ten runs to (nearly) singlehandedly top the Angels, 12 – 4.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1955 Kansas City signs Vic Raschi.

1995 Boston signs free agent knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.

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