Baseball History for August 9th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1863 Jake Wells
1867 John Grim
1872 Bill Dammann
1878 Highball Wilson
1880 Dike Varney
1886 Bob Clemens
1887 Kid Butler
1890 Leo Callahan
1894 Leo Kavanagh
1894 Johnny Mitchell
1901 Phil Todt
1911 Justin Stein
1912 Tom Sunkel
1913 Jack Tighe
1915 Arnie Moser
1919 Fred Sanford
1919 Ralph Houk
1923 Sam Vico
1930 Roman Mejias
1930 Milt Bolling
1931 Chuck Essegian
1934 Eli Grba
1936 Julian Javier
1937 Ray Blemker
1939 Claude Osteen
1941 Paul Lindblad
1942 Tommie Agee
1946 Jerry Moses
1947 Buddy Hunter
1948 Bill Campbell
1948 Gary Timberlake
1949 Ted Simmons
1950 Junior Kennedy
1951 Steve Swisher
1956 Kevin Saucier
1957 John Moses
1958 Matt Young
1959 Jim Adduci
1960 Stan Clarke
1963 Vance Lovelace
1965 Dale Polley
1966 Bob Scanlan
1967 Deion Sanders
1969 Troy Percival
1970 Pat Mahomes
1971 Scott Karl
1971 Ben VanRyn
1971 Ryan Radmanovich
1972 Dusty Allen
1972 Jeff Zimmerman
1973 Juan Alvarez
1974 Matt Morris
1975 Brian Fuentes
1975 Mike Lamb
1977 Jason Frasor
1979 Ron Flores
1983 Drew Butera
1984 Graham Godfrey
1989 Jason Heyward
1991 Steven Moya

OBITUARIES:

1886 Bill Smith
1897 Jack Scheible
1936 Ed Halbriter
1936 Jim Mahady
1937 Duff Cooley
1945 Art Nichols
1948 Harry Lord
1948 Chick Bowen
1950 Ed Klepfer
1953 Joe Evans
1964 Pete Johns
1969 Glenn Myatt
1977 George Milstead
1979 Walter O’Malley
1980 Mel Kerr
1986 Clarence Maddern
1989 Bob Harris
1991 Hank Majeski
1998 Ray Moss
2003 Billy Rogell
2010 Gene Hermanski
2013 Glen Hobbie
2013 Harry Elliott
2013 Johnny Logan

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1976 John Candelaria tosses a no-hitter as the Pirates tackle the Dodgers. It was only the second no-hitter in Pirates history – the last one in 1907 by Nick Maddox.

1976 Cesar Cedeno clocks four hits and completes the cycle in a 10 – 1 win over Cincinnati. It’s his second cycle in four years.

2002 Barry Bonds hits his 600th homer of Kip Wells (amazingly, just six weeks after hitting his 500th homer).

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1909 Washington sold pitcher Tom Hughes to Minneapolis of the American Association. Hughes would dominate the AA to help the Millers win the pennant in 1910.

1912 Chicago sends Lena Blackburn, Bruno Block, and (eventually) Mutz Ens and Matty McIntyre to Milwaukee of the American Association for catcher Ray Schalk.

1913 The Cubs get James “Hippo” Vaughn from Kansas City for Lew Richie.

1934 Philadelphia gets Wally Moses from Galveston of the Texas League.

1961 New York signs amateur free agent Mike Hegan.

1987 Cleveland sends Phil Niekro to Toronto for Don Gordon and minor leaguer Darryl Landrum.

1990 Philadelphia acquires Dale Murphy from the Braves for Jeff Parrett and two other pitchers, (and the Phillies eventually get Tommy Greene, too).

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