Baseball History for March 29th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1849 George Hall
1855 Bill Harbridge
1858 Gus Shallix
1865 Hank Gastright
1866 George Carman
1867 Cy Young
1873 Duff Cooley
1875 Barney McFadden
1876 Harry Lochhead
1876 Frank Oberlin
1881 Lou Schiappacasse
1883 Rube Dessau
1888 Lee Meyer
1889 Al Klawitter
1889 Squanto Wilson
1892 Harry McCluskey
1894 Dixie Leverett
1894 Alex McColl
1894 Bob Steele
1899 Herb McQuaid
1900 Red Schillings
1908 Gibby Brack
1908 Bill Strickland
1910 Bill Dietrich
1915 Johnny Gorsica
1917 Tommy Holmes
1921 Ferris Fain
1944 Denny McLain
1952 Bill Castro
1953 Tom Hume
1954 Mike Ramsey
1954 Tom Tellmann
1955 Karl Pagel
1958 Domingo Ramos
1961 Mike Kingery
1962 Billy Beane
1966 Eric Gunderson
1967 Brian Jordan
1967 Geronimo Pena
1968 Juan Bell
1971 Sean Lowe
1972 Alex Ochoa
1975 Danny Kolb
1975 Marcus Jones
1976 Scott Atchison
1976 Kevin Nicholson
1978 Eric Bruntlett
1984 Kila Ka’aihue

OBITUARIES:

1892 Adam Rocap
1898 Tony Hellman
1907 Doug Crothers
1907 Cozy Dolan
1933 Ed Watkins
1933 Harry Salisbury
1937 Bill White
1945 Ray Tift
1945 Jim Hughey
1958 Jimmy Archer
1960 Kid Carsey
1962 Otto Miller
1963 Wilcy Moore
1968 Buddy Napier
1971 Gus Salve
1975 Oscar Fuhr
1979 Luke Easter
1984 Hugh Poland
1988 Ted Kluszewski
1990 Phil Masi
1994 Ray Bare
1995 Terry Moore
1998 Dick Phillips
2000 Hank Miklos
2004 Al Cuccinello
2006 Thornton Kipper
2012 Ray Narleski
2018 Rusty Staub

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1954 Cubs manager Phil Cavaretta is fired for speaking the truth – he felt the team would not finish in the first division. He becomes the first manager to get fired during spring training.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1899 Now that one guy owns both the St. Louis Perfectos (the Cards) and the Cleveland Spiders, all the good players are moved from the Spiders to the Browns. The decimated Spiders would go on to win just 20 of 154 decisions that season before being contracted and removed from the league.

1977 Toronto sends outfielder John Lowenstein to the Indians for Hector Torres.

1978 The Cubs acquire Rodney Scott from Oakland for Pete Broberg.

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