Baseball History for May 27th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1849 Jimmy Hallinan
1856 Jim Tyng
1862 Ed Crane
1875 Clarence Franklin “Lefty” Hopper
1882 Bill Ludwig
1894 Frank Snyder
1908 Euel Moore
1909 Michael “Pinky” Higgins
1912 Terry Moore
1913 Hal Spindel
1914 Johnny Welaj
1916 John Dudra
1924 Tom Hurd
1926 Harvey Gentry
1929 George O’Donnell
1934 Ray Daviault
1935 Jerry Kindall
1938 Fred Bruckbauer
1941 Dan Ardell
1944 Jim Holt
1948 Gary Nolan
1949 Terry Collins
1955 Ross Baumgarten
1956 Mark Clear
1956 Bud Anderson
1959 Ron Tingley
1963 Ed Nunez
1963 Scott Jordan
1965 Jacob Brumfield
1965 Jim Vatcher
1966 John Jaha
1968 Jeff Bagwell
1968 Frank Thomas

The last really good nickname is “The Big Hurt”, right?

1969 Todd Hundley
1977 Mike Caruso
1984 Miguel Gonzalez
1988 Garrett Richards
1988 Brad Boxberger
1991 Jairo Diaz

OBITUARIES:

1917 Tom Ford
1937 Frank Grant
1945 Walter Carlisle
1947 Harry Sage
1947 Ed Konetchy
1949 Jim Canavan
1952 Lew Ritter
1953 Jesse Burkett
1956 Freddy Sale
1963 Dave Jolly
1968 Rip Collins
1968 Herman Bronkie
1968 Charlie Jackson
1969 Lou Jackson
1971 Jack Doscher
1979 Norman Glaser
1981 Elmer Leonard
2014 Roberto Vargas

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT!!!

1939 Charlie Gehringer collects four hits, 5 RBI and completes the cycle.

1955 Boston’s Norm Zauchin hits three homers, goes 4 for 5, and drives in 10 runs as Boston clocks the Senators, 16 – 0.

1975 Lou Brock completes the cycle – the two big hits coming off San Diego’s Dave Freisleben.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1919 Philadelphia sends Iron Joe Oeschger to the Giants for Ed Sicking and George Smith.

1928 The Braves purchase an aging George Sisler from the Senators for about $7500.

1980 Detroit sends Jason Thompson to the Angels for Al Cowens.

 

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