Baseball History for May 4th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1854 Jim Shanley
1854 Flip Lafferty
1872 John Malarkey
1875 Lou Gertenrich
1876 Dave Murphy
1876 Charlie Hickman
1879 Larry Milton
1888 Ralph Pond
1891 Vic Saier
1891 Frank Bruggy
1892 Ted Turner
1892 Jack Tobin
1892 Zip Collins
1895 Charlie Babington
1907 Milt Galatzer
1912 Sid Gautreaux
1914 Harl Maggert
1915 Ox Miller
1915 Don Manno
1919 Cy Block
1921 Larry Drake
1926 Bert Thiel
1927 Hal Hudson
1936 John Tsitouris
1938 Howie Koplitz
1943 Dick Nold
1945 Rene Lachemann
1949 Pat Osburn
1950 Jack Baker
1950 Butch Alberts
1952 Fred Andrews
1956 Ubaldo Heredia
1956 Ken Oberkfell
1957 Rick Leach
1968 Eddie Perez
1971 Brian Maxcy
1971 Joe Borowski
1972 Manny Aybar
1974 Miguel Cairo
1976 Jason Michaels
1976 Ben Grieve
1976 Robinson Cancel
1979 Ryan Jorgensen
1982 Matt Tolbert
1984 Kevin Slowey
1984 Sam LeCure
1988 Christian Bergman
1989 Nick Noonan

OBITUARIES:

1904 Frank Quinlan
1910 Patrick Gillespie
1915 Chuck Lauer
1918 Maury Uhler
1922 Bill Daley
1935 Dory Dean
1948 John Dolan
1950 Vince Molyneaux
1951 Charlie Buelow
1954 Otto McIvor
1956 Gus Dorner
1961 Frank Jude
1963 Ray Pierce
1963 Dickey Kerr
1963 Pat McNulty
1965 Guy Sturdy
1966 Bob Elliott
1971 Billy Mullen
1972 Vic Sorrell
1976 Bob Cooney
1985 Bill Kunkel
1986 Paul Richards
1986 Hal Luby
1990 Jim Schelle
1991 Bill Macdonald
1996 Gus Keriazakos
1997 Butch Weis
1998 Sam Gentile
2006 Jim Delsing
2010 Ernie Harwell

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1963 Bob Shaw, apparently struggling with the rule, committed five balks – still the record – in just 4.1 innings in a Braves loss to the Cubs. It could have been worse – but he voiced his displeasure with umpire Al Barlick and was tossed in the fifth inning. Shaw had two balks in his previous start, and the five he had in this start (his fifth) gave him eight on the season. He learned his lesson and didn’t get called for another balk for more than two years.

1966 Willie Mays hits his 512th homer off of Claude Osteen, passing Mel Ott and becoming the National League’s all time home run king. Aaron would catch him a few years later…

1975 Bob Watson scores a run believed to be the one millionth run scored in Major League baseball history.

1987 Candy Mandonado connects for four hits in six trips to complete the cycle.

1991 Cleveland trounces Oakland, 20 – 6, in part due to a two homer, nine RBI game from Chris James.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1902 Bill Duggleby, who jumped the Phillies to sign with the Athletics, agreed to return to the Phillies.

1975 San Francisco sent Garry Maddox to the Phillies for Willie Montanez. The hair was an even swap, but the Phillies probably got the better of the deal.

1979 Texas sends Bert Campaneris to the Angels for Dave Chalk.

1990 Boston trades Lee Smith to St. Louis for Tom Brunansky.

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