Baseball History for February 5th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1852 Charlie Hautz
1856 Harry Smith
1857 Jack Lynch
1873 Jack O’Brien
1883 Dick Scott
1888 Bill Rariden
1889 Jim Neher
1890 Max Flack
1891 Roger Peckinpaugh
1905 Joe Hutcheson
1914 John Gaddy
1916 Dewey Williams
1918 Cy Buker
1923 Chuck Diering
1925 Jack Maguire
1926 Hank Workman
1928 Don Hoak
1929 Al Worthington
1930 Eric Rodin
1934 Hank Aaron
1936 Lee Thomas
1941 Roberto Rodriguez
1946 Norm Miller
1946 Vic Correll
1947 Barry Raziano
1955 Mike Heath
1966 Ray Giannelli
1968 Andres Santana
1968 Roberto Alomar
1969 David Holdridge
1970 Chris Brock
1975 Derrick Gibson
1977 Javier Martinez
1977 Abraham Nunez
1978 Devern Hansack
1985 Eric O’Flaherty
1986 Ryan Webb
1987 Mark Hamburger

OBITUARIES:

1888 Martin Powell
1897 Old Hoss Radbourn
1900 Harry Diddlebock
1911 Dad Clarkson
1913 George Frazer
1915 Ross Barnes
1916 Ed Irwin
1918 Carl Druhot
1920 Tom Catterson
1932 Barney Dreyfuss
1936 Fred Blank
1937 Al Bradley
1939 Joe Crisp
1940 Frank Decker
1940 Byrd Lynn
1947 Ed Callahan
1950 Ralph Shafer
1952 Esty Chaney
1952 Mike Hopkins
1954 Ed Warner
1965 Bill Brinker
1969 Hack Spencer
1970 Rudy York
1975 Ad Swigler
1993 Ed Boland
1998 Marv Olson
2001 Jerry McQuaig

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1999 On Henry Aaron’s 65th birthday, Major League Baseball announces the creation of the Hank Aaron Award, given the best hitter in each league.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1891 Brooklyn sign infielder/lawyer John Montgomery Ward.

1928 Connie Mack signs outfielder Tris Speaker to play for his Athletics.

1930 Cincinnati is dealing… They purchase Leo Durocher from the Yankees and trade Dolph Luque to Brooklyn for Doug McWeeny.

1984 The Yankees send George Frazier and Otis Nixon to Cleveland for Toby Harrah – and also swap players to be named later.

1991 Minnesota signs free agent pitcher Jack Morris.

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