Baseball History for April 29th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1848 Denny McKnight
1849 Clipper Flynn
1850 Mike Walsh
1856 Frank Hankinson
1876 Pat Deisel
1877 Frank Dupee
1879 Noodles Hahn
1883 Bill McGilvray
1883 Rube Manning
1883 Amby McConnell
1888 Ernie Johnson
1893 Shag Thompson
1896 Johnnie Heving
1898 Tom Glass
1898 Dutch Levsen
1899 Frank McGee
1914 Marv Breuer
1916 Art Kenney
1917 Bob Whitcher
1924 Freddy Rodriguez
1929 Mickey McDermott
1929 Steve Ridzik
1933 Ed Charles
1934 Luis Aparicio
1946 Don Buschhorn
1947 Tom House
1947 Jim Williams
1950 Bob Kaiser
1951 Rick Burleson
1952 Bob McClure
1952 Ron Washington
1954 Danny Garcia
1958 Steve Crawford
1961 Wes Gardner
1961 Louie Meadows
1966 John Vander Wal
1966 Ed Correa
1970 J. R. Phillips
1971 Sterling Hitchcock
1974 Tony Saunders
1974 Hector Mercado
1975 Josh Booty
1975 Rafael Betancourt
1976 Brandon Harper
1976 Erasmo Ramirez
1978 Tony Armas
1980 Kelly Shoppach
1981 Omir Santos
1984 Cesar Carrillo
1984 Billy Petrick
1985 Chad Huffman

OBITUARIES:

1884 John Morrissey
1888 Charlie Ferguson
1894 Sparrow McCaffrey
1927 Ben Harris
1931 Jimmy McAleer
1943 Elijah Jones
1949 Harvey Watkins
1953 Gene McAuliffe
1965 Johnny Watson
1967 Walt Smallwood
1967 Johnny Butler
1969 Ed Monroe
1974 Ernie Cox
1976 Joe Berry
1984 Howie Gorman
1987 Bud Bates
1988 Dom Dallessandro
1990 Ray Poat
1995 Ray Prim
1998 Ron Blackburn
2000 Buck Varner
2007 Milt Bocek
2007 Josh Hancock

He was driving home from a game and slammed into a tow truck that was parked on the highway.

2009 Jack Lohrke

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1931 Wes Ferrell no hits the Browns, 7 – 0.

1953 Joe Adcock is the first major leaguer to hit a homer into the centerfield bleachers at the Polo Grounds. Not the first, though. Negro Leaguer Luke Easter did it five years earlier…

1969 Ron Hunt is hit by three pitches in game, tying the record.

1981 Steve Carlton joins the 3000 K club by whiffing Tim Wallach.

1986 Roger Clemens becomes the first pitcher to strike out 20 batters in a game in a win over Seattle.

1987 Andre Dawson hits for the cycle and adds a fifth hit for good measure… The Cubs beat the Giants, 8 – 4.

1988 The Orioles break the 21 game losing streak and win their first game of the season, 9 – 0, over the White Sox.

2006 Reed Johnson is hit by a pitch three times in a game – for the third time in his career. Ouch!

2007 Troy Tulowitski turns an unassisted triple play in the sevent inning against the Braves.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1945 Detroit sends Dutch Meyer and Don Ross to the Indians for Roy Cullenbine.

1965 Minnesota signs free amateur free agent catcher George Mitterwald.

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