Baseball History for April 27th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1857 Joe Kappel
1864 Frank Gilmore
1865 Bill Vinton
1878 George Winter
1878 Charlie Chech
1880 Orth Collins
1884 Bob Williams
1888 King Bader
1889 John Dodge
1889 Dutch Hinrichs
1889 Hi Myers
1893 Allan Sothoron
1896 Rogers Hornsby
1901 Johnny Stuart
1909 John Whitehead
1910 Frenchy Uhalt
1914 Larry Crawford
1914 George Archie
1914 Jug Thesenga

Replacement player during the war years and, at one time, the oldest rookie in Washington/Minnesota history.

1916 Enos Slaughter
1923 Kite Thomas
1924 Frank Wurm
1924 Bill Higdon
1957 Willie Upshaw
1960 Jim Eppard
1960 Brian Giles
1961 Ray Hayward
1965 Bob Macdonald
1965 Paul Miller
1966 Bob Ayrault
1966 Eric Hillman
1967 Tony Eusebio
1968 Pat Lennon
1970 Mike Neill
1972 Chad Zerbe
1974 Frank Catalanotto
1974 Steve Connelly
1975 Benj Sampson
1975 Pedro Feliz
1975 Chris Carpenter
1977 Orber Moreno
1978 Runelvys Hernandez
1981 Joey Gathright
1984 Luis Perdomo
1990 Aaron Brooks
1994 Corey Seager

OBITUARIES:

1904 Bobby Cargo
1914 Herb Worth
1916 Jul Kustus
1921 Hal Mauck
1923 Paul Sentell
1925 Fred Crane
1926 Charlie Abbey
1931 John Waltz
1939 Chauncey Fisher
1948 Ad Yale
1951 Bill Eagle
1961 Frank Gibson
1963 Johnny Hutchings
1963 Lou Manske
1967 John McGraw
1968 Paul Kardow
1969 Harry Taylor
1976 Ed Durham
1977 Ernie Neitzke
1979 Jim Mooney
1980 Rube Ehrhardt
1981 Emerson Dickman
1982 Truck Hannah
1986 Marty Karow
1987 John Burrows
1988 Tommy Thomas
1992 Harlond Clift
1995 Kent Peterson
1998 John Kennedy
2000 Brooks Lawrence
2002 Jerry Witte
2007 Ralph McLeod
2008 Art Johnson
2009 Danny Morejon
2012 Bill Skowron

A neighbor of my family’s when we lived in Schaumburg.  When I would help Joe Carzoli deliver newspapers, I’d get to deliver one to Moose.

2013 Brad Lesley

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1929 The first player to hit a homer on his first PITCH in the majors was this guy – Clise Dudley – a relief pitcher. However, he hit enough – three homers in four seasons.

1944 Jim Tobin throws a no-hitter, topping the Dodgers, 2 – 0. He also homered…

1961 Wrigley Field – in Los Angeles – hosts the first Angels home game, but the Twins get
the win, 4 – 2.

1968 Tom Phoebus waits out the rain – and throws a no-hitter as Baltimore tops the Red
Sox, 6 – 0.

1971 Hank Aaron hits #600 off of Gaylord Perry in Atlanta.

1973 It’s no hitter day! Steve Busby turns the trick in Detroit, winning 3 – 0.

1983 Nolan Ryan fans Brad Mills to pass Walter Johnson at the top of the All-Time Strikeout list… He’d swap the record from time to time with Steve Carlton before taking the record past 5,000 Ks.

1994 Another no-hitter!!! This one comes courtesy of Scott Erickson, who clocked the Brewers, 6 – 0.

2000 Jose Valentin’s cycle contributes to a White Sox win over the Orioles. Other cycles on this date? Chad Moeller (2004), Mark Grudzielanek (2005), and Scott Hairston (2012).

2002 If you were guessing No-Hitter, you were right!!! Derek Lowe’s gem gives the Red Sox a win over the Devil Rays, 10 – 0.

2003 Phillies pitcher Kevin Millwood blanks the bats – a 1 – 0 no hitter over the Giants.

2009 Colorado’s Dexter Fowler steals five bases in a win over the Padres.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1965 New York signs catcher Yogi Berra.

That’s the Mets…

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