Baseball History for May 23rd

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1856 Al Bradley
1859 Elias Peak
1862 Dummy Hoy
1869 Algie McBride
1872 Deacon Phillippe
1873 Jack Taylor
1874 Nap Shea
1879 Bill Miller
1881 Frosty Thomas
1885 Hugh Bradley
1885 Ralph McLaurin
1886 Buzzy Wares
1888 Zack Wheat
1889 George Payne
1892 Luke Stuart
1892 Pop-boy Smith
1893 Elmer Leifer
1894 Lee McElwee
1899 Charlie Niebergall
1899 Frank Kelliher
1900 Duke Brett
1903 Charlie Sullivan
1905 Harry Child
1906 Pat Creeden
1906 Willis Hudlin
1910 Earl Huckleberry
1912 Augie Galan
1918 Frank Mancuso
1921 Bill Drescher
1923 Jerry McCarthy
1924 Clyde King
1929 Spider Wilhelm
1948 Reggie Cleveland
1952 Pepe Mangual
1952 Butch Metzger
1956 Buck Showalter
1958 Nelson Norman
1961 Kevin Romine
1964 Gino Minutelli
1969 Ramon Caraballo
1970 Ricky Gutierrez
1971 Marshall Boze
1973 Ramon Ortiz
1976 Jake Robbins
1978 Chris Sampson
1978 Scott Dunn
1978 Mike Gonzalez
1979 Cesar Crespo
1979 Kirk Saarloos
1979 John Webb
1985 Matt McBride
1985 Mike Dunn
1986 Jordan Zimmermann
1988 Vic Black
1990 Kyle Barraclough
1990 Cesar Hernandez

OBITUARIES:

1920 Doc Kennedy
1923 Willard Mains
1931 Bob Miller
1932 Doug Neff
1936 Ted Lewis
1937 Danny Clark
1941 Jack Clements
1946 Johnny Grabowski
1947 Harry Bemis
1947 Goat Cochran
1950 Ernie Groth
1952 Bill McGilvray
1954 Bill Davidson
1962 Rip Radcliff
1963 Gavvy Cravath
1964 Ernie Wolf
1965 Earl Webb
1974 Rolla Daringer
1976 Pete Falsey
1977 Sam Bohne
1979 Bob Chesnes
1981 Gene Green
1985 Whitey Wilshere
1986 Hugh McMullen
1990 Charlie Keller
1995 Ab Wright
2008 Bob Ferguson
2010 Jose Lima

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT!!!

1935 The first scheduled night game in Cincinnati – is rained out.

1991 Philadelphia’s Tommy Greene no hits the Expos, winning 2 – 0. The same day, Kirby Puckett becomes the first player to have two six-hit games.

2002 Shawn Green goes six for six with four homers. His nineteen total bases remains a major league record. His six runs scored is also a major league record.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1954 The White Sox sent Grady Hatton and $100K to the Red Sox for George Kell.

1957 St. Louis signed bonus baby Von McDaniel.

1963 New York sent Gil Hodges to the Senators for Jimmy Piersall. Hodges became the manager for Washington.

1965 Houston sent Ken Johnson and Jim Beauchamp to the Braves for Lee Maye.

1969 Los Angeles signed free agent infielder Ivan De Jesus.

1979 Chicago sent Ray Burris to the Yankees for Dick Tidrow.

1995 Los Angeles sent Henry Rodriquez and Jeff Treadway to the Expos for Roberto Kelly and Joey Eichen.

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