Baseball History for June 12th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1850 John Stedronsky
1857 Joe Hornung
1859 Hi Ebright

Hi was short for Hiram.

1860 Jack O’Brien
1862 Edgar Smith
1866 Harry Spies
1868 Sol White

His birth certificate says King Solomon White…

1873 Robert Lee (Pat) Dillard
1879 Charles Sebastian (Red) Dooin
1880 Matty McIntyre
1884 Elmer Johnson
1884 Otto Knabe
1886 Lou Schettler
1887 Joe Agler
1897 Guy Lacy

Real first name? Osceola

1900 Charlie Barnabe
1904 Bill Foster
1914 Pete Naktenis
1918 Elisha Matthew (Bitsy) Mott
1922 Jim Mains
1928 Jack Cusick
1935 Bob Thorpe
1940 Del Bates
1941 Gerry Arrigo
1943 Sam Parrilla
1945 Gary Jones
1946 Jim Strickland
1951 Dave Skaggs
1962 Darrel Akerfelds
1963 Keith Miller
1968 Scott Aldred
1970 Damon Buford
1971 Ryan Klesko
1974 Damon Hollins
1974 Hideki Matsui
1984 Kyle McClellan
1984 Roger Bernadina
1985 George Kontos
1989 Dallas Beeler
1991 Avisail Garcia

OBITUARIES:

1890 Warren White
1900 Mox McQuery
1902 Tim Donahue
1907 George Bryant
1915 Pat Crisham
1918 Larry Ressler
1922 Chief Johnson
1923 Cliff Carroll
1937 Jim St. Vrain
1938 Josh Reilly
1938 Buck Thrasher
1948 Rasty Wright
1960 Art Wilson
1964 Walter Zink
1964 Bud Connolly
1969 Joe Engel
1973 Irv Bartling
1973 Clint Blume
1974 Joe Smith
1979 Bill Brenzel
1980 Dan Thomas
1988 Merle Settlemire
1990 Glen Gorbous
1990 George McNamara
1990 Jim Walkup
1992 Randy Moore
2002 Hank Boney
2005 Brandy Davis
2015 Andres Mora

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1880 Lefty Lee Richmond throws the first perfect game, with Worcester topping Cleveland, 4 – 0.

1922 Rogers Hornsby is goes 4 – 4 in the game, but ties a record by being caught stealing three times.

1954 Brave starter Jim Wilson throws a no-hitter and tops the Phillies, 2 – 0 – the first no-hitter by a Milwaukee Brave… Wilson fanned six and walked Smokey Burgess twice.

1970 Dock Ellis fires a no-hitter to beat the Padres, 2- 0. This no hitter is generally more famous because the Pittsburgh pitcher claimed he was on LSD at the time. Ellis fanned six, but walked eight and hit a batter.

1980 Pirate Mike Easler is a perfect 4 for 4 with three runs and completes the cycle.

1981 Major League Baseball comes to a halt as the players go on strike…

1988 Robin Yount is a perfect four for four, scores four runs, and completes the cycle.

1996 Marge Schott is removed as general partner of the Reds because of an interview where she claimed that Hitler was “good at the beginning, but he just went too far…” in an interview with ESPN.

2004 Barry Bonds walks five times, four of them intentionally, in the second game of a double header. I was the third of four games that year where he was intentionally passed four times in a game.

2007 Justin Verlander blanks the Brewers, 4 – 0, striking out a dozen in his no-hitter for the Tigers. He walked four batters – Bill Hall went 0 – 0 with three walks for Milwaukee.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1937 Brooklyn purchased Waite Hoyt from the Pirates. Waite was years removed from his days as the ace of the Yankees and gave the Dodgers 20 starts and a 7 – 10 record before it was over.

1940 Brooklyn sent Carl Doyle, Bert Haas, Ernie Koy, Sam Nahem and cash to the Cardinals for Joe Medwick and Curt Davis.

1953 New York signs amateur free agent infielder Bobby Richardson.

1961 A couple of free agent pitcher signings – Jack Billingham signs with the Dodgers, and Tommy John signs with the Indians.

1964 The Mets sign amateur pitcher Tug McGraw.

1971 Philadelphia sends Tony Taylor to the Tigers for two minor leaguers (Carl Cavanaugh and Michael Fremuth).

1981 The Cubs sent Rick Reuschel to the Yankees for Doug Bird, Mike Griffin and cash. It’s really the only down period of Reuschel’s career…

 

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