Baseball History for August 21st

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1847 Charlie Gould
1855 Charlie Householder
1866 Cannonball Titcomb
1870 Joe Otten
1875 Frank Isbell
1879 Ollie Johns
1882 Johnny Bates
1883 Chief Wilson
1890 Dick Gossett
1891 Jim Eschen
1901 Wes Schulmerich
1905 Jim Mosolf
1905 Frank Waddey
1907 Art Garibaldi
1907 Cobe Jones
1911 Tom Cafego
1912 Woody Williams
1916 Murry Dickson
1920 Ben Cardoni
1920 Whitey Platt
1920 Gerry Staley
1921 Lou Knerr
1923 Hilly Flitcraft
1924 Vern Fear
1937 Jack Damaska
1939 Jim Beauchamp
1943 Felix Millan
1945 Jerry DaVanon
1948 John Ellis
1948 Craig Robinson
1951 John Stearns
1952 Chip Lang
1954 Bruce Berenyi
1956 John Henry Johnson
1957 Frank Pastore
1957 Steve Eddy
1963 Ken Jackson
1964 Shawn Hillegas
1965 Jim Bullinger
1966 John Wetteland
1968 Mike Misuraca
1968 Tuffy Rhodes
1969 Andujar Cedeno
1970 Craig Counsell
1971 Lou Pote
1972 Dean Crow
1973 Lou Collier
1973 Mike Bovee
1973 Ismael Valdez
1976 Ramon Vazquez
1976 Derrin Ebert
1978 Lee Gronkiewicz
1978 Jason Marquis
1983 Jeff Clement
1983 Jesse Chavez
1984 Melvin Upton
1986 Erik Hamren
1987 J. D. Martinez
1989 Tim Collins
1989 Ehire Adrianza
1990 Christian Vazquez
1991 Mason Williams
1992 Brandon Drury

OBITUARIES:

1903 Andy Leonard
1915 Blaine Thomas
1919 Bob Clark
1928 Joe Mulvey
1934 Carl Lundgren
1937 George Wright
1944 Bob Gilks
1944 Lew Post
1947 Jacob Fox
1947 King Brady
1952 Jack Ryan
1957 Harry Damrau
1958 George Quellich
1960 John Kelleher
1963 Tom Asmussen
1964 J. L. Wilkinson
1965 Bill Harris
1967 Slim McGrew
1972 Eddie Kenna
1973 Ira Hutchinson
1975 Ed McLane
1984 Rufus Smith
1985 Roy Luebbe
1987 Frank Callaway
1989 Ted Wilks
1990 Bob Uhl
1990 Bill Lasley
2000 Russ Kerns

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1931 Babe Ruth hits his 600th career homer off of Brown pitcher George Blaeholder.

1947 The first Little League World Series is held in Williamsport – with the Maynard Midgets winning the tournament.

1982 Rollie Fingers is the first to get to 300 saves as Milwaukee clipped the Mariners.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1907 Boston (AL) purchases two players from Los Angeles in the PCL, including Gavvy Cravath. It wouldn’t last – Cravath would be in the AA in two years, but return to the majors in a big way the next decade.

1915 Chicago sends Ed Klepfer, Braggo Roth, Larry Chappell, and $31,500 to Cleveland for Shoeless Joe Jackson.

1970 Los Angeles signs amateur infielder Jerry Royster.

1987 Pittsburgh traded Rick Reuschel to the Giants for Scott Medvin and Jeff Robinson.

1990 Houston signs amateur outfielder Bobby Abreu.

2008 Pittsburgh trades Jose Bautista to Toronto for Robinson Diaz (named later).

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