Baseball History for May 25th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1840 Al Reach
1845 Lip Pike
1850 Charlie Cushman
1858 Tip O’Neill
1863 John Hofford
1877 Bob Wicker
1883 Heinie Heitmuller
1884 Bill Kellogg
1884 Bill Lattimore
1887 John Daley
1892 Doug Smith
1893 Bill Bankston
1894 Joe Judge
1895 Jim Riley
1899 Jimmie Keenan
1901 Bud Connolly
1901 Doc Ozmer
1904 Buz Phillips
1905 Martin Dihigo
1908 Howard Craghead
1916 Frank Drews
1917 Bert Hodges
1918 Johnny Beazley
1925 Don Liddle
1931 Jim Marshall
1932 Jim Archer
1936 Marshall Renfroe
1945 Bill Dillman
1946 Mike Corkins
1950 Glenn Borgmann
1950 John Montefusco
1954 Bobby Brown
1954 Bob Knepper
1955 Andres Mora
1966 Bill Haselman
1966 Dave Hollins
1968 Will Pennyfeather
1970 Joey Eischen
1970 Luis Ortiz
1971 Angel Echevarria
1971 Sean Maloney
1973 Melvin Rosario
1973 Todd Walker
1974 Miguel Tejada
1975 Randall Simon
1976 Lariel Gonzalez
1977 Fernando Lunar
1978 Travis Hughes
1978 Mike Vento
1979 Trey Lunsford
1979 Chris Young
1980 Scott Hairston
1982 Jason Kubel
1982 Brad Snyder
1984 Graham Taylor
1985 Eric Young
1985 Brad Lincoln
1989 Neil Ramirez
1990 Jarred Cosart

OBITUARIES:

1904 John Hayes
1905 Paul Cook
1910 Bill Hassamaer
1917 Willie Sudhoff
1922 Charlie Gessner
1924 Carl Weilman
1928 Max Fiske
1929 Harvey Blauvelt
1932 Henry Boyle
1941 Bob Higgins
1942 Bill James
1945 Charlie Frye
1953 Ray Grimes
1959 Dave Brain
1964 Joe Martin
1965 Harry Biemiller
1969 Jim Riley
1975 Bruce Hartford
1976 Al Lakeman
1988 Charlie Perkins
1992 Otto Denning
2008 Geremi Gonzalez

Struck by lightning…

2010 Morrie Martin
2011 Paul Splittorff

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1899 Charles “Deacon” Phillippe, pitching for Louisville, fires a no-hitter to beat the Giants. It was his seventh career game.

1910 The White Sox put a few on the board – the first to score on Jack Coombs in 53 innings – in a 5 – 2 over the Athletics.

1922 Jimmy Johnston collects four hits and completes the cycle.

1935 Babe Ruth, now a Brave, clocks three homers at Forbes Field – the last three homers of his career. #714 clears the roof and leaves the stadium.

1937 Mickey Cochrane’s playing career ends as he is beaned – knocked out cold – by a Bump Hadley pitch. Cochrane missed six weeks, then returned as just the manager for the remainder of the season.

1951 Welcome to the big leagues, Willie Mays! (Oh – fer – five, but still…)

1953 Braves pitcher Max Surkont fans eight straight Reds hitters – then a record.

2014 Dodger Josh Beckett blanks the Phillies, 6 – 0, while firing a no-hitter. Beckett fanned six and walked three.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1913 The Yankees send Jack Lelivelt and Bill Stumpf to Cleveland for Roger Peckinpaugh.

1934 The Red Sox send Bob Weiland, Bob Seeds, and cash to Clevelend for Wes Ferrell and Dick Porter.

1963 Cleveland gets Dick Howser and Joe “The Immortal” Azcue from Kansas City for Doc Edwards and $100,000.

1979 Cincinnati sends Champ Summers to Detroit for a player to be named later (Sheldon Burnside).

1984 The Cubs send Bill Buckner to Boston for Dennis Eckersley and Mike Brumley.

1989 Montreal acquires Mark Langston from the Mariners – but it’s expensive. They send Randy Johnson, Gene Harris, Brian Holman and later Mike Campbell to Seattle.

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