Baseball History for May 3rd

<— MAY 02     MAY 04 —>


1849 Oliver Brown
1854 George Gore
1862 John Gillespie
1870 John Hollison
1876 Frank Morrissey
1891 Eppa Rixey
1892 Del Baker
1894 Cliff Markle
1895 Bob Pepper
1896 Bob Hasty
1897 Ray Shepardson
1902 Ralph Michaels
1905 Red Ruffing
1912 Paul Gehrman
1916 Ken Silvestri
1920 Dan Bankhead

First African American Pitcher – not as successful on the mound, but he homered in his first major league at bat.

1922 Ernest Groth
1926 Stan Jok
1934 Chuck Hinton
1938 Chris Cannizzaro
1945 Davey Lopes
1953 Keith Smith
1956 Dennis Sherrill
1959 Tony Arnold
1961 Bob Buchanan
1963 Joe Kmak
1968 Ivan Cruz
1972 Darren Dreifort
1975 Gabe Molina
1977 Ryan Dempster
1982 Nick Stavinoha
1982 Bob McCrory
1985 Nate Spears
1986 Homer Bailey
1988 Ben Revere
1991 Mike Morin
1992 Amir Garrett
1994 Walter Lockett
1995 Eliser Hernandez
1995 Ronald Herrera
1995 Austin Meadows
1997 Joey Gerber
1997 Edwar Colina


1894 Bob Ferguson
1896 George McVey
1903 Count Sensenderfer
1927 Otto Schomberg
1933 Lefty James
1935 Ted Breitenstein
1945 Bill Stemmyer
1950 Jim Galloway
1952 Burt Keeley
1953 Kewpie Pennington
1953 Pete Scott
1955 Newt Randall
1956 Karl Kolseth
1958 Al Maul
1959 Willy Fetzer
1964 Gerry Shea
1966 John Gaddy
1968 Ray Gardner
1974 Ralph McCabe
1976 Elmer Tutwiler
1976 Ernie Nevers
1979 Tom Jenkins
1991 Frank Leja
1996 Alex Kellner
1999 Joe Adcock
2000 Ed Chapman
2001 Hank Schmulbach
2004 Darrell Johnson
2006 Paul Penson
2013 Joe Astroth
2021 Hal Breeden


1920 Just two days after the Cadore – Oeschger marathon, Dana Fillingim goes 19 innings as the Braves outlast Brooklyn, 2 – 1. Sherry Smith went 18 .1 innings in the loss.

Meanwhile, the Giants Art Nehf went the distance in a loss, but gave up 21 hits and 9 runs to the Phillies. What was the manager (McGraw) thinking when Nehf got in trouble in the seventh and the team down just a run?

1999 Jeff Kent’s 5 – 5 game includes completing the cycle and 5 RBI. It wasn’t enough – the Pirates beat the Giants, 9 – 8.

2006 MLB, which took over ownership of the Expos in hopes of either selling it or contracting it, decide to sell the Nationals to Ted Lerner for $450 million.

2009 Carl Crawford’s four hits give him chances to run like the wind – six stolen bases to tie the MLB mark – and torch the Red Sox.

2011 Francisco Liriano of the Twins fires a no hitter to top the White Sox, 1 – 0. It was his also first career complete game.


1947 Brooklyn sends Kirby Higbe, Dixie Howell, Cal McLish, Gene Mauch, and Hank Behrman to Pittsburgh for Al Gionfriddo and cash. Many saw this, at the time, as being more supportive of (and committed to) Jackie Robinson by removing players who were less enamored of his presence.

1952 New York sends Jackie Jensen, Archie Wilson, Jerry Snyder, and Spec Shea to the Senators for Irv Noren and Tom Upton.

2004 Cleveland sends Stubby Clapp to the Blue Jays – and the Indians haven’t won the World Series since.  And yet not one word about the Curse of Stubby Clapp.

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