Baseball History for May 1st

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1859 Tom Forster
1860 Bill White
1863 Frank (Monkey) Foreman
1865 Charlie Reynolds
1868 Pete Allen
1876 Larry Battam
1885 George McQuillan
1886 Billy Kelly
1889 Dave Howard
1894 Paul Carter
1896 Heinie Meine
1903 Fritz Knothe
1909 Bill Dunlap
1915 Bob Harris
1917 Johnny Berardino
1917 Tommy Nelson
1919 Al Zarilla
1930 Stan Palys
1932 Felix Torres
1948 Von Joshua
1950 Rich Troedson
1951 Rudy Meoli
1952 Bob Allietta
1954 Roy Lee Jackson
1955 Steve Lubratich
1955 Ray Searage
1957 Allan Ramirez
1960 Charlie O’Brien
1964 Dan Gakeler
1964 Jose Lind
1966 Armando Reynoso
1969 Phil Hiatt
1972 Fausto Cruz
1972 Bobby Chouinard
1973 Rich Butler
1974 Steve Randolph
1979 Brandon Claussen
1979 Joe Hietpas
1981 Manny Acosta
1987 Ivan De Jesus, Jr.
1989 Maikel Cleto
1990 Scooter Gennett
1991 Marcus Stroman

OBITUARIES:

1913 Charlie Reynolds
1920 Joe Leonard
1926 Ed Conwell
1928 Bull Smith
1933 Bobby Mitchell
1941 Roxy Snipes
1947 Kitty Bransfield
1952 Ernie Johnson
1959 Fritz Henrich
1960 Lou Schettler
1961 Jim Hanley
1965 Frank Barberich
1965 Hi Myers
1969 Gary Wilson
1973 Bobby Reis

Jack of many positions…

1974 Hal Anderson
1978 Claude Corbitt
1980 George Woodend
1986 Ed Wells
1987 Bobo Holloman
1992 Justin Stein
1992 Celerino Sanchez
1996 Jim Gleeson
1998 Heinie Heltzel
2014 Mel Clark

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1884 Moses Fleetwood Walker catches for Toledo in the American Association in a game against Louisville, making him the first African-American to appear in a major league game .

1906 Johnny Lush fires a no-hitter as the Phillies top Brooklyn , 6 – 0. Lush fans 11.

1920 Joe Oeschger of Boston and Leon Cadore of Brooklyn go the distance in a 1 – 1 tie – all 26 innings – before it’s called for darkness. Charlie Pick has the worst of it – oh for
eleven!!!

1969 Don Wilson throws his second no-hitter, this a 4 – 0 win over the Reds.

1991 Nolan Ryan fires his seventh no-hitter, a 3 – 0 win over the Blue Jays. Andy Finch and I played catch in the parking lot of his friend’s apartment listening to the game on
the radio.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1957 The Cubs send Dee Fondy and Gene Baker to Pittsburgh for Dale Long and Lee Walls.

1987 After scheming (and colluding) to hold down the salaries paid to free agents, teams
are allowed to sign their outstanding and unsigned free agents, incluing Tim Raines, Ron
Guidry and Bob Boone.

2006 Boston sends Josh Bard and Cla Meredith (and money) to San Diego for Doug Mirabelli.

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