Baseball History for June 4th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1849 Bill Parks
1851 Tim Murnane
1867 George Townsend
1870 Tom Lipp
1873 George Yeager
1877 Pat Crisham
1882 Joe Burg
1885 Bobby Vaughn
1886 Orlie Weaver
1889 Lee Magee
1892 Herb Kelly
1892 George Twombly
1892 Paul Maloy
1900 George Watkins
1904 Lefty Atkinson
1906 Doc Marshall
1907 George Washington
1908 Orville Jorgens
1908 Bob Klinger
1913 Amby Murray
1913 Joe Holden
1915 Bill Holland
1922 Ray Coleman
1922 Ross Grimsley
1925 Dick Aylward
1928 Billy Hunter
1932 John McNamara
1933 Arnold Earley
1938 Art Mahaffey
1939 Phil Linz
1947 Doug Griffin
1953 Larry Demery
1956 Terry Kennedy
1957 Tony Pena
1958 Ricky Jones
1964 Steve Searcy
1965 Beau Allred
1965 Kurt Stillwell
1967 Scott Servais
1967 Rick Wilkins
1969 Robert Perez
1973 David Lundquist
1974 Darin Erstad
1974 Trace Coquillette
1976 J. C. Romero
1976 Chang-Yong Lim
1983 Cla Meredith
1993 Aaron Nola

OBITUARIES:

1886 Jim Ward
1898 Harry Smith
1915 Tim Hurst
1926 Sandy Griffin
1940 Phil Baker
1946 Tom Barry
1950 Dan Griner
1950 Dean Sturgis
1957 Paul Krichell
1961 Iron Davis
1966 Ralph McConnaughey
1966 Bernie Henderson
1967 Henry Benn
1982 Tony Kaufmann
1993 Bobby Reeves
2001 John Corriden
2005 Ken Weafer
2006 Ron Jones
2006 Bill Fleming
2007 Clete Boyer
2012 Pedro Borbon
2014 Don Zimmer

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1925 Kiki Cuyler’s four hits for Pittsburgh results in his completing the cycle. The Pirates clobbered Philadelphia, 16 – 3.

1951 Gus Bell is a perfect 4 – 4 and completes the cycle.

1952 Larry Doby has six RBIs to go with his 4 for 5 day – and completes the cycle.

1964 Sandy Koufax gets his third no-hitter, as he blanks Philadelphia, 3 – 0. Koufax fans 12 and walked just Dick Allen, who was caught stealing.

1974 Cleveland hosts 10 cent beer night. Oops. The rowdiness leads to the Indians forfeiting the game to the Rangers.

1976 Larry Hisle completes the cycle with a 4 for 5 day helping Minnesota top the Orioles, 8 – 6.

1990 Ramon Martinez fires a shutout over the Braves and fans 18 batters. Only catcher Greg Olson avoids a strikeout.

2009 Randy Johnson, pitching for the Giants, earns his 300th win over the Nationals.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1940 Boston signs free agent amateur pitcher Warren Spahn.

1953 Chicago gets Ralph Kiner, Joe Garagiola, George Metkovich, and Howie Pollet from the Pirates for the low price of six players and $150,000.

1955 Baltimore signs bonus baby Wayne Causey.

1955 St. Louis signs free agent pitcher Jim Konstanty.

1967 Cleveland sends pitcher Gary Bell to Boston for Don Demeter and Tony Horton.

1970 Draft Day!!! Mike Ivie went #1 to the Padres. Other first rounders? Dave Kingman (Giants – Secondary #1), Bucky Dent (6, White Sox), Lenny Randle (10, Senators), John D’Acquisto (17, Giants). Later picks included Terry Forster (high school friend/opponent of D’Acquisto) in the second round (White Sox), Rick Reuschel (2, Cubs), Greg Gross (4, Astros), Rich (Goose) Gossage (9, White Sox), Dave Parker (14, Pirates), Doc Medich (30, Yankees), and Bake McBride (37, Cardinals).

1984 Draft Day!!! Shawn Abner was taken by the Mets #1. Other first rounders? Cory Snyder (4, Indians), Jay Bell (8, Twins), Mark McGwire (10, Athletics), Shane Mack (11, Padres). Later picks included Tom Glavine (2, Braves), Al Leiter (2, Yankees), Greg Maddux (2, Cubs), Ken Caminiti (3, Astros), Lance Johnson (6, Cardinals), Jamie Moyer (6, Cubs), Jody Reed (8, Boston), Dante Bichette (17, Angels).

1990 New York gets Matt Nokes from the Tigers for Lance McCullers and Clay Parker.

And it’s Draft Day!!! Chipper Jones is the #1 pick (Braves). Other first rounders? Tony Clark (2, Tigers), Alex Fernandez (4, White Sox), Carl Everett (8, Yankees), Todd Van Poppel (14, Athletics), Mike Mussina (20, Orioles), Rondell White (24, Expos). Later picks included: Garret Anderson (4, Angels), Bret Boone (5, Mariners), Ray Durham (5, White Sox). Mike Hampton (6, Mariners), Mike Lansing (6, Miami of the Florida State League), Fernando Vina (9, Mets), Rusty Greer (10, Rangers), Eddie Guardado (21, Twins), Andy Pettitte 22, Yankees), Jorge Posada (24, Yankees).

1996 Draft Day!!! Kris Benson went #1 to the Pirates. Other first rounders? Mark Kotsay (9, Marlins), Eric Chavez (10, Athletics), R.A. Dickey (18, Rangers). Later picks included: Milton Bradley (2, Expos), Jimmy Rollins (2, Phillies), Brad Penny (5, Diamondbacks), Mark DeRosa (7, Braves), Kyle Lohse (29, Cubs).

2002 Draft Day!!! Bryan Bullington went #1 to the Pirates. B.J. Upton went #2 to the Rays. Other first rounders: Zack Greinke (4, Royals), Prince Fielder (7, Brewers), Scott Kazmir (15, Mets), Nick Swisher (16, Athletics), Cole Hamels (17, Phillies), Matt Cain (25, Giants). Later picks: Jon Lester (2, Red Sox), Joey Votto (2, Reds), Curtis Granderson (2, Tigers), Josh Johnson (4, Marlins), Russell Martin (17, Dodgers).

2012 Draft Day!!! Carlos Correa worked out – #1 to the Astros. Others who are making progress toward stardom: Albert Almora (6, Chicago), Addison Russell (11, Athletics), Corey Seager (18, Dodgers), Marcus Stroman (22, Blue Jays), Lance McCullers, Jr.
(41, Astros)…

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