Baseball History for June 25th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1853 Charlie Mason
1864 Ed Flynn
1870 Bill Quarles
1875 Bill Phyle
1878 John Deering
1885 Ed Foster
1887 Bob Meinke
1890 Fred Walden
1891 Pete Lapan
1893 Earl Howard
1895 Bill Webb
1897 Camp Skinner
1899 June Greene
1902 Ralph Erickson
1905 Johnny Pasek
1906 Joe Kuhel
1908 Joe Becker
1911 Tony Parisse
1922 Alex Garbowski

Garbowski was a Yonkers born shortstop who only appeared in two games with the Detroit Tigers in 1952, both times as a pinch runner.

After a hitch in World War II, the kid from Yonkers hit .390 for Nyack in 1946, .396 for Vandergrift in 1947, and .301 for Utica in 1948. After that, though, his batting fell off considerably.

“Garbowski rose rapidly in the A’s organization until he reached the International League. His career came to a halt one night in Newark when ‘Spec’ Shea of the Yankee farm system beaned him. Alex was never quite the same after that.”

Mueller, George E. “Writer Recalls Rockies Years”, White Plains Journal News, 06 July 1986, Page 45.

1923 Barney White
1930 Humberto Robinson
1930 Memo Luna
1935 Don Demeter
1943 John Gelnar
1945 Dick Drago
1947 Jose Ortiz
1948 Clay Kirby
1954 Bob Shirley
1959 Alejandro Pena
1963 Mike Stanley
1969 Brad Woodall
1970 Aaron Sele
1971 Michael Tucker
1972 Carlos Delgado
1975 Kane Davis
1977 Ryan Kohlmeier
1978 Luke Scott
1978 Aramis Ramirez
1982 Paul Maholm
1985 Daniel Bard
1986 Bobby LaFromboise

OBITUARIES:

1918 Jake Beckley
1931 Con Lucid
1932 Pop Tate
1935 Jack O’Neill
1938 Bumpus Jones
1939 Heinie Smith
1945 Jack Mercer
1949 Buck Freeman
1960 Tommy Corcoran
1966 Mose Solomon
1968 Dan Dugan
1968 Grant Bowler
1980 Joe Muir
1999 Charlie English
2001 John LeRoy
2002 Joe Antolick
2006 George Eyrich
2009 Gene Patton

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1934 Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle, the first of two times he completed the trick, to help beat the White Sox, 11 – 2.

1949 Gil Hodges clocks five hits in six trips and completes the cycle (adding an extra homer for good measure) in a 17 – 10 win over the Pirates.

1950 Ralph Kiner matches Hodges – five hits, two homers, but ups him to eight RBI (Hodges had four) in completing the cycle.

1976 Mike Phillips completes the cycle. Phillips only had 24 triples and 11 homers in his career…

1999 Cardinal rookie Jose Jimenez blanks the Diamondbacks, 1 – 0, firing a no-hitter.

2010 Arizona’s Edwin Jackson somehow completes a no-hitter with his arm still intact. He throws 149 pitches to top the Rays, 1 – 0, in part because he walked eight batters.

2014 Tim Lincecum blanks the Padres, 4 – 0, throwing his second no-hitter. A second inning walk to Chase Headley was the only blemish.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1899 Louisville sold Topsy Hartsel to Indianapolis in the Western Association.

1908 Philadelphia sent Shag Shaughnessy to Reading for the rights to Home Run Baker.

1934 St. Louis used a waiver wire claim to take Dazzy Vance from the Reds.

1939 The Cubs purchased Bill “Swish” Nicholson from the Senators for $35,000.

 

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