Baseball History for August 29th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1843 Ed Curtis
1857 Frank Cox
1859 Frank Diven
1860 Milton Douglas “Buck” West
1861 John Ake
1876 Elmer Stricklett
1883 Jimmie Savage
1886 Jack Bushelman
1888 Ensign Cottrell
1889 Frank Nicholson
1889 Lefty Schegg
1891 Ray Callahan
1892 Roy Wood
1894 Gus Bono
1895 Guy Morrison
1898 Earl “Hap” Collard
1903 Jack Warner
1906 Alex Hooks
1906 Jonah Goldman
1907 Pep Young
1909 Charles Kennon “Buck” Marrow
1915 Ford Garrison
1918 Garland Lawing
1918 Joe Schultz
1919 Billy Cox
1919 Orval Grove
1924 Wayne McLeland
1926 Al Naples
1930 Dave Cole
1932 Eric MacKenzie
1932 Roger McCardell
1937 Hal Stowe
1939 Frank Zupo
1939 Dave Nicholson
1942 Dan Schneider
1943 Randy Brown
1946 John Sipin
1946 Bill McNulty
1950 Doug DeCinces
1950 George Zeber
1953 Marv Foley
1960 Reggie Williams
1960 Bill Latham
1960 Rusty Tillman
1963 Jeff Richardson
1971 Henry Blanco
1971 Bronson Heflin
1975 John Riedling
1977 Aaron Rowand
1977 Roy Oswalt
1977 Steve Lomasney
1978 Eddie Rogers
1979 Ryan Shealy
1979 Eduardo Villacis
1979 David Sanders
1981 Drew Meyer
1983 Anthony Recker
1985 Marc Rzepczynski
1988 Alex White
1989 Logan Watkins
1990 Chris Taylor
1992 Noah Syndergaard

OBITUARIES:

1893 Frank Heifer
1896 Curt Welch
1920 Jimmy Peoples
1923 Jocko Milligan
1925 Pat Powers
1930 Ben Sanders
1937 Stan Rees
1944 Willie McGill
1948 Charlie Graham
1950 Doc Ralston
1954 Jack Ferry
1961 Bill Schwartz
1965 Paul Waner
1966 Bobby Schang
1966 Al DeVormer
1968 Paul Howard
1972 Clem Hausmann
1976 Al Platte
1982 Charlie Niebergall
1989 Buddy Dear
1992 Andy Gilbert
2000 Fern Bell
2001 Sid Peterson
2001 Dick Selma
2001 Eric Tipton
2009 Jackie Collum
2012 Les Moss

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1885 Charlie Ferguson fires a no-hitter for Philadelphia as he blanked Providence, 1 – 0.

1948 Jackie Robinson hits for the cycle to help beat the Cardinals – backwards (Homer, Triple, Double, Single).

1966 The last Beatles concert – until that impromptu thing in 1970 – took place at Candlestick Park.

1967 Bert Campaneris goes 3 – 6, all triples, but his A’s lose to Cleveland, 9 – 8.

1972 Yankees outfielder Bobby Murcer hits for the cycle against Texas. It took the Yankees eleven innings to win, but Murcer’s four hits was done by the seventh inning.

1977 Duane Kuiper hits his only career homer, and never stops reminding Steve Stone who threw the pitch…

1986 California scores nine runs in the bottom of the ninth – capped by a Dick Schofield grand slam – to beat the Tigers, 13 – 12.

1987 Candy Maldonado ties a MLB record by hitting three sacrifice flies in the same game.

1999 Albert Belle goes 4 for 5 – all doubles, scoring three runs and driving in three more. Less than four weeks later, he’d do it again.

2015 Edwin Encarnacion rips three homers and drives in nine runs to clobber Detroit, 15 – 1.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1951 New York sends Lew Burdette and cash to Boston for Johnny Sain.

1969 Amateur Free Agent Signing Day? Dan Driessen (Reds) and Jim Essian (Phillies) ink minor league deals.

1987 LA sends Rick Honeycutt to Oakland for a player to be named later (Tim Belcher). And, Pittsburgh sent Johnny Ray to the Angels for a player to be named later (Miguel Garcia) and a minor leaguer named Bill Merrifield.

1990 Willie McGee – leading the NL in batting at the time – is traded from St. Louis to Oakland for Daryl Green, Felix Jose, and Stan Royer.

1996 Minnesota sends Dave Hollins to the Mariners for a player to be named later – Big Papi, David Ortiz.

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