Baseball History for August 25th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1858 Frank Jones
1859 Len Stockwell
1862 Hank Simon
1869 Jack McFetridge
1881 Ned Pettigrew
1882 Connie McGeehan
1882 John McCloskey
1883 Elmer Brown
1884 Duke Reilley
1884 Tom Catterson
1886 Rube Kroh
1887 Dick Rudolph
1889 Fred Graf
1889 Jim Stevens
1892 Johnny Jones
1892 Tony Boeckel
1893 Bob Gandy
1894 Buzz Wetzel
1895 Ray Roberts
1899 Pea Ridge Day
1907 Rufus Meadows
1910 George Cisar
1911 Fred Frink
1913 Sam Narron
1913 Bernie Snyder
1915 Joe Gantenbein
1918 Paul Busby
1921 Al Jurisich
1922 Jim Devlin
1925 Earle Brucker
1926 Bob Milliken
1927 Jim Suchecki
1928 Darrell Johnson
1928 Floyd Wooldridge
1934 Ralph Mauriello
1937 Choo-Choo Coleman
1939 Dooley Womack
1940 Don Wallace
1942 Shaun Fitzmaurice
1944 Dick Smith
1946 Rollie Fingers
1949 Bob Babcock
1950 Dave Heaverlo
1950 Stan Perzanowski
1953 Bob Lacey
1954 Pete Redfern
1960 Bob Meacham
1962 Oddibe McDowell
1966 Albert Belle
1970 Doug Glanville
1970 Duff Brumley
1972 Mike Welch
1972 Andy Abad
1973 Dante Powell
1974 Gary Matthews, Jr.
1974 Pablo Ozuna
1976 Pedro Feliciano
1976 Mike Rose
1980 Neal Musser
1987 Logan Morrison
1987 Justin Upton
1987 Adam Warren
1990 Matt Marksberry
1990 Deven Marrero
1990 Max Muncy

OBITUARIES:

1891 Jerry Sweeney
1894 Yank Robinson
1913 Red Donahue
1916 Lou Galvin
1927 Harry Cheek
1949 Mule Watson
1950 George Disch
1952 Harry Maupin
1953 Charlie Maisel
1955 Jimmy Hudgens
1957 Ivy Griffin
1960 Fred Crolius
1962 Skipper Friday
1965 Moonlight Graham

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1966 Sam Zoldak
1966 Ray Rolling
1967 Emmett Nelson
1970 Leo Moon
1972 Jack Crouch
1972 Italo Chelini
1982 Ray Steineder
1984 Skeeter Scalzi
1984 Waite Hoyt
1988 Ron Slocum
1989 Jim Brideweser
1993 Cecil Bolton
1994 Cliff Garrison
2004 Hal Epps

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!

1922 The Cubs top the Phillies 26 – 23 in one of the highest scoring games ever. Chicago actually had a ten run inning in the second and a fourteen run inning in the fourth – before hanging on for dear life in the ninth inning.

Jimmy Ring allowed 16 runs for the Phillies in just 3.1 innings, only six were earned, on 12 hits and five walks.

1967 Twins pitcher Dean Chance survives a rocky first inning to throw a no-hitter, beating Cleveland, 2 – 1. Chance walked the first two batters, Cesar Tovar’s error allowed Willie Horton to reach, and a wild pitch scored Lee Maye to give the Indians a lead without a hit – but the Twins rallied and Chance did the rest.

1989 Pirate Gary Redus leads a Pittsburgh rout of Cincinnati by hitting for the cycle, plating four runs, and scoring three runs himself. Joining Redus in the Cycle parade are Andujar Cedeno (1992), Gregg Jefferies (1995), and Jeff DaVanon (2004).

1998 Toronto’s Roger Clemens throws a three-hit shutout, fanning 18 without a walk, in beating Kansas City, 3 – 0.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1897 Rube Waddell, asking for $25 a game, is offered $500 to join the Louisville Colonels for the rest of the season. Rube would make one start, a loss to Baltimore (he pitched pretty well), and a relief appearance before being farmed to Detroit in the Western League for 1898.

1912 Pittsburg sends to players to be named later to Columbus of the American Association for Wilbur Cooper.

1913 Chicago purchases Urban “Red” Faber from Des Moines.

1916 New York trades Fred Merkle to the Brooklyn Robins for Lew McCarty.

1956 New York acquires Enos Slaughter off the waiver wire. To make room, the Yankees ask shortstop Phil Rizzuto, who was watching the old-timers game, for input as to who should be released to make room for Slaughter. Then, George Weiss tells Rizzuto that he was the one being released.

1959 The Chicago White Sox send Harry Simpson and Robert Sagers to the Reds to get Ted Kluszewski.

1971 Cincinnati signs amateur free agent infielder Doug Flynn.

2008 Toronto sends a player to be named later (Robinson Diaz) to the Pirates for Jose Bautista.

On the same day, Texas trades Eddie Guardado to Minnesota for about 200 pounds of hamburger: Mark Hamburger.

2009 New York sends recently healed Billy Wagner to the Red Sox for a couple of players to be named later – Chris Carter and Eddie Lora.

2012 The Boston Fire Sale – Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, Nick Punto and a few million dollars to the Dodgers for Ivan DeJesus, Jr., James Loney, Allen Webster and two players to be named later (Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands).

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