Baseball History for August 27th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1838 Lew Simmons
1847 John McKelvey
1860 Scrappy Carroll
1867 Dan Long
1867 Horace Helmbold
1874 Doc McJames
1875 Dave Wright
1875 Ed Biecher
1875 Ed Hahn
1877 Kitty Brashear
1879 Paul Sentell
1883 Cecil Ferguson
1883 Baldy Louden
1888 Bun Troy
1892 Hal Janvrin
1893 Dizzy Nutter
1893 Howie Haworth
1894 Eddie Mulligan
1894 Carl East
1898 Clarence Fisher
1898 Frank Wayenberg
1901 Johnny Berger
1901 Phil Collins
1903 Marv Gudat
1903 Charlie Engle
1910 Ewald Pyle
1912 Ted Olson
1915 Emil Verban
1917 Peanuts Lowrey
1921 Nick Picciuto
1923 Don Grate
1931 Joe Cunningham
1932 Jim King
1934 Em Lindbeck
1935 Ernie Broglio
1938 Joe McCabe
1944 John Hairston
1946 Ray Peters
1946 Ed Herrmann
1947 Jim York
1948 Lew Beasley
1951 Buddy Bell
1952 Marshall Edwards
1952 Mike Edwards
1955 Pat Kelly
1956 Rick Steirer
1961 Mike Maddux
1967 Willie Smith
1967 Brian McRae
1970 Jim Thome
1973 Rick Gorecki
1974 Jose Vidro
1975 Trent Durrington
1977 Justin Miller
1979 Tommy Murphy
1979 Andy Pratt
1983 Billy Buckner
1986 Jordy Mercer
1987 Brett Bochy
1988 Mike Olt
1988 A. J. Achter
1989 Josh Vitters
1990 Nick Tropeano

OBITUARIES:

1897 Sam Moran
1905 Heinie Kappel
1917 Cy Alberts
1920 Toby Lyons
1929 Charlie Snow
1934 Henry Kohler
1943 Frank Truesdale
1947 She Donahue
1953 Charlie Shields
1959 Claude Jonnard
1971 Bill Clarkson
1973 Herman Layne
1975 Alex Remneas
1976 Bill Mizeur
1980 John Wilson
1985 Johnny Lindell
1989 Hal Kelleher
1994 Sig Gryska
2000 Bob Mahoney
2004 Willie Crawford
2008 Em Lindbeck
2011 Frank Fanovich

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1911 Ed Walsh fires a no-hitter to top the Red Sox, 5 – 0.

1938 In the second game of a double header Monte Pearson is the first pitcher to toss a no-hitter in Yankee Stadium, beating the Indians 13 – 0. Pearson walked a pair and fanned seven.

In the first game, Joe DiMaggio hits three triples in a row and the Yankees hung on to win, 8 – 7.

1975 Craig Kusick has a rough day – he’s hit by a pitch three times. Milwaukee’s Bill Travers who pitched into the eleventh inning, hit him all three times.

1982 Rickey Henderson swipes four bases to break Lou Brock’s single season stolen base mark.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1964 New York signs amateur free agent pitcher Jerry Koosman.

1979 Kansas City signs amateur free agent outfielder Mike Kingery. (I was a fan of Kingery.)

1992 Toronto acquires ace-for-hire David Cone from the Mets. As a payment, the Blue Jays send Jeff Kent and a player to be named later (Ryan Thompson).

2015 Seattle sends Fernando Rodney to the Cubs for cash.

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