Baseball History for May 18th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1862 Tom Gillen
1863 Bob Clark
1864 Tim O’Rourke
1882 Babe Adams
1885 Cy Barger
1892 Bill Batsch
1896 George Edmondson
1898 Harvey MacDonald
1901 John Happenny
1904 Red Smith
1905 Arndt Jorgens
1911 Al Niemiec
1918 Rufe Gentry
1921 John Fick
1922 Sam File
1922 Mike Modak
1922 Gil Coan
1923 Don Lund
1929 Jack Sanford
1933 Carroll Hardy
1935 Ken Hamlin
1937 Brooks Robinson
1940 Jim Hicks
1946 Reggie Jackson
1949 Chris Ward
1951 Dennis Leonard
1951 Jim Sundberg
1956 Jim Farr
1958 Andre David
1965 Erik Hanson
1967 Eric Young
1968 Clemente Alvarez
1969 Kerry Woodson
1970 Scott Baker
1971 Rich Garces
1972 Jaime Bluma
1972 Mike Jerzembeck
1974 Nelson Figueroa
1974 Felix Martinez
1976 Roy Smith
1978 Marcus Giles
1979 Adam Peterson
1980 Juan Dominguez
1980 Luis Terrero
1984 David Patton
1984 Joakim Soria
1985 Drew Carpenter
1991 Giovanni Soto

OBITUARIES:

1904 Gene Moriarty
1913 Charlie Robinson
1913 The Only Nolan
1927 Patrick O’Loughlin
1931 Charlie Hamburg
1934 Jumbo McGinnis
1937 Doc Leitner
1944 Tim Shinnick
1944 Bob Clark
1945 Pete Cregan
1947 Hal Chase
1948 Frank Schneiberg
1952 Spec Harkness
1955 Harry Wood
1959 John Hummel
1966 Lee Gooch
1972 Babe Barna
1973 Herb Kelly
1976 Marion Fricano
1979 Ray Blades
1986 Spades Wood
1995 Jack Kramer
2000 Doyle Lade
2013 Neil Chrisley

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT!!!

1912 With Tiger players upset over a suspension handed down to Ty Cobb and choosing to take the day off with him, Detroit turns to Allen Travers, who goes the distance in a 24 – 2 loss. Scattered among the 26 hits allowed (a record for games after 1900, until broken twenty years later) was a single strikeout and five stolen bases by Eddie Collins. No player has allowed more runs (nor will ever) in a game since.

1931 Babe Herman’s four hits included finishing the cycle – the first of three times he completed the feat.

1953 Reds pitcher Bud Podbielan walks 13 batters in a complete game, 2 – 1 win over the Dodgers.

1996 Cardinal fourth outfielder John Mabry has a four hit day to complete the cycle. The Rockies scored five in the ninth, though, and won the game, 9 – 8.

1998 Mike Blowers finishes the cycle…

2004 Randy Johnson becomes the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game as Arizona tops Atlanta, 2 – 0. Johnson fanned 13.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1946 The Athletics gave George Kell to the Tigers for Barney McCosky.

1976 New York sent Ken Brett and Rich Coggins to the White Sox for Carlos May.

1991 The White Sox signed amateur outfielder Magglio Ordonez.

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