Baseball History for February 7th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1850 Mike Hooper
1856 Charlie Reipschlager
1859 John Fox
1862 Charlie Dougherty
1863 Mike Jordan
1865 Ted Kennedy
1866 Tom Daly
1867 Ed Haigh
1870 Bob McHale
1876 Pat Moran
1878 William Porter “Spike” Shannon

Shannon, after his playing days were winding down, was brought in as a manager for teams in Minnesota.

1881 Dave Williams
1884 Barney Reilly
1891 Bill Dalrymple
1893 Charlie Jamieson
1894 Charlie Jackson
1899 Earl Whitehill
1904 Andy Reese
1905 William Austin “Cy” Moore
1906 Art Jones
1907 Bill Steinecke
1913 Mel Almada
1919 Stan Galle
1924 Paul Owens
1926 Jerry Lane
1926 Matthew Daniel “Dummy” Lynch
1927 Joe Lonnett
1927 Al Richter
1928 Al Smith
1928 Felipe Montemayor
1936 Frank Leja
1937 Juan Pizarro
1938 Johnny Werhas
1939 Frank Kreutzer
1947 Ted Ford
1950 Burt Hooton
1951 Benny Ayala
1953 Dan Quisenberry
1955 Charlie Puleo
1957 Carney Lansford
1957 Damaso Garcia
1958 Ralph Citarella
1959 Carlos Ponce
1964 Bien Figueroa
1966 Stu Cole
1974 Adrian Brown
1977 Dave Borkowski
1978 Endy Chavez
1979 Jon Leicester
1979 Humberto Cota
1979 Eliezer Alfonzo
1980 Brad Hennessey
1981 Seth McClung
1983 Scott Feldman
1986 Josh Collmenter
1993 Zach Davies
1995 Roberto Osuna

OBITUARIES:

1900 Jack Taylor
1917 Tim Murnane
1919 Lefty Davis
1924 George Kahler
1936 Jimmy Dygert
1937 Jim Miller
1937 Charlie Bell
1942 Joe Poetz
1943 Floyd Ritter
1959 Nap Lajoie
1965 Bruno Betzel
1965 Rube Peters
1967 Joe Vitelli
1968 Ollie Marquardt
1979 Warren Giles
1991 George Detore
1993 Floyd Stromme
1995 Cecil Upshaw
1996 Red Webb
1997 Manny Salvo
1997 Jim Walkup
2009 John Gabler
2010 Paul LaPalme
2012 Danny Clyburn

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1898 Chris Von der Ahe, owner of the St. Louis Browns of the American Association, is taken into custody and told he will face jail time for not paying a $2500 damage to pitcher Mark Baldwin, who sued the owner for malicious prosecution.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1881 Providence signs pitcher Charles “Old Hoss” Radbourn.

1908 St. Louis purchases Rube Waddell from the Athletics for about $5,000.

1942 Boston purchases catcher Ernie Lombardi from the Reds – and would win the batting title.

2005 Detroit signs free agent outfielder Magglio Ordonez away from the White Sox.

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