Baseball History for March 1st

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1853 Ed Somerville
1855 Paul Hines
1860 Tom Sullivan
1864 Henry Francis “Farmer” Vaughn
1864 Henry Yaik
1871 George Boone
1881 Al Shaw
1883 Charlie Pickett
1885 Cleon Earl “Lefty” Webb
1888 Howard Baker
1891 Roy Elsh
1897 Howie Jones
1899 Ernie Padgett
1905 Jim Beckman
1915 Nick Strincevich
1917 Rankin Johnson
1917 Ike Pearson
1918 Hank Wyse
1921 Howie Fox
1921 Frank Rosso
1924 Tim Thompson
1925 Bob Usher
1928 Bert Hamric
1932 Dom Zanni
1940 Larry Brown
1944 Vern Fuller
1944 Ron Klimkowski
1945 Jim Panther
1952 Bob Davis
1953 Jeff Holly
1957 Johnny Ray
1962 Mark Gardner
1963 Rich Rodriguez
1963 Tony Castillo
1969 Doug Creek
1972 Jimmy Hurst
1972 Omar Daal
1976 Ramon Castro
1978 Kris Keller
1978 Ken Harvey
1979 Chris Barnwell
1980 Micah Hoffpauir
1983 Blake Hawksworth
1988 Trevor Cahill
1990 Kyle Skipworth
1990 Jose Valdez
1993 Michael Conforto

OBITUARIES:

1881 Hugh Campbell
1919 Bill Fouser
1919 Hal McClure
1920 Harry Jordan
1929 Ed Foster
1937 Roy Vaughn
1937 Nig Fuller
1941 Ivey Wingo
1942 Bill Delaney
1948 Rebel Oakes
1954 Marv Gudat
1956 Ed Heusser
1956 Walt Miller
1961 Alex Malloy
1962 Hal Janvrin
1963 Irish Meusel
1965 Maurice Van Robays
1974 Larry Doyle
1976 Rube Foster
1980 Arndt Jorgens
1980 Johnny Watwood
1985 George Banks
1988 Luis Marquez
1990 Creepy Crespi
1994 Joe Tipton
1997 Monty Kennedy
2005 Bob Mavis
2006 Ray Poole
2014 Les Layton
2015 Jeff McKnight
2015 Minnie Minoso

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1954 It’s the first day of spring training and Ted Williams stumbles trying to make a shoe-string catch and breaks his collar bone. He’d miss about four weeks of the season.

1969 Mickey Mantle announces his retirement.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1944 Washington sent Tony Giuliani to the Browns for Rick Ferrell. Only, Giuliani didn’t want to go, so four weeks later, Washington sent along Gene Moore to complete the trade.

1965 Cincinatti signed amateur pitcher Steve Mingori, while St. Louis signed amateur Willie Montanez.

1993 Montreal signed amateur outfielder Vlad Guerrero.

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