Baseball History for May 9th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1846 Frank Bancroft
1854 Joe Borden
1857 Dan Sullivan
1861 Walter Prince
1863 Tom Ryder
1866 Gus Krock
1868 Josh Reilly
1877 Lew Drill
1877 Alex Farmer
1879 Fred Applegate
1882 Buck O’Brien
1885 Eddie Tiemeyer
1888 Tommy Clarke
1892 Mickey Devine
1893 Bill Bolden
1898 George Durning
1902 Wally Dashiell
1904 Paul Hinson
1904 Brad Springer
1907 Ed Cihocki
1908 Billy Jurges
1910 Mike Balas
1914 Culley Rikard
1919 Carl Lindquist
1926 Ray Medeiros
1927 Ray Katt
1932 Tony Bartirome
1932 Tom Yewcic
1935 Joe Shipley
1936 Floyd Robinson
1939 Herb Hippauf
1942 Jerry Buchek
1951 Dan Thomas
1952 Sam Mejias
1953 Ron Jackson
1954 Tom Chism
1954 George Enright
1957 John Stuper
1957 Steve Hammond
1958 Doug Loman
1960 Tony Gwynn
1962 Laddie Renfroe
1968 Glenn Sutko
1969 Desi Wilson
1976 Jimmy Serrano
1978 Aaron Harang
1979 Brandon Webb
1981 Bill Murphy
1984 Prince Fielder
1984 Chase Headley
1986 Daniel Schlereth
1988 Buddy Boshers
1990 Jace Peterson
1991 Ian Krol
1991 Oswaldo Arcia

OBITUARIES:

1908 Charlie Nyce
1924 Bill Wilson
1925 Ed Beatin
1942 Herm Malloy
1944 Snake Deal
1950 Art Watson
1964 Chauncey Burkam
1966 Flame Delhi
1970 Ducky Yount
1979 Charlie Hargreaves
1982 John Smith
1993 Ted Cieslak
1994 Ralph Brickner
1998 Ray Noble
2004 Wayne McLeland

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1961 Baltimore’s Jim Gentile hits grand slams in the first and second inning en route to a nine RBI day. He’s the first player to hit grand slams in consecutive at bats.

1984 Harold Baines homers in the 25th inning to win a game that started the previous day, but had been suspended. Tom Seaver got the win in relief – then pitched into the ninth during the regularly scheduled game.

1993 Mark Grace completes the cycle for the Cubs.

2010 Dallas Braden tops the Rays while throwing a perfect game on Mother’s Day while his grandmother, who had raised him after his own mother died of cancer, was in the stands.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1962 The Mets acquire first baseman Marv Throneberry from the Orioles for cash and a player to be named later. Hobie Landrith was sent to the Orioles in June to complete the trade.

1977 Toronto sends Jim Mason, Steve Hargan and cash to Texas for Roy Howell.

1983 Cincinnati gets John Franco (and Brett Wise) from the Dodgers for Rafael Landestoy.

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