Baseball History for August 31st

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1848 Val Robinson
1850 Gene Kimball
1866 Dad Clarkson
1866 Duke Farrell
1868 Red Ehret
1869 Monte Cross
1874 Ed Bruyette
1875 Rome Chambers
1875 Eddie Plank
1880 Matty Fitzgerald
1881 Buster Brown
1883 Syd Smith
1885 Fred Gaiser
1888 Wally Rehg
1893 Murphy Currie
1894 Norman Glaser
1898 Sarge Connally
1905 Jack White
1905 Frank Pearce
1907 Jack Burns
1907 Ray Berres
1910 Ira Hutchinson
1913 Ray Dandridge
1913 Mays Copeland
1916 Ray Mack
1916 Danny Litwhiler
1917 Frank Dasso
1919 Jack Wallaesa
1922 Hub Andrews
1924 George Wilson
1925 Paul Hinrichs
1928 Buzz Dozier
1935 Frank Robinson
1937 Tracy Stallard
1940 Cleo James
1940 Ramon Hernandez
1942 Ramon Webster
1942 Tom Dukes
1947 Boots Day
1953 Bill Nahorodny
1953 Juan Bernhardt
1954 Jack Perconte
1954 Claudell Washington
1957 Tom Candiotti
1958 Von Hayes
1960 Morris Madden
1961 Mike Hartley
1962 Greg Tubbs
1966 Jeff Frye
1967 Stan Royer
1968 Pat Howell
1968 Hideo Nomo
1969 Nate Minchey
1976 Jason Gilfillan
1978 Tim Drew
1979 Clay Hensley
1979 Shane Loux
1979 Tim Raines
1979 Ramon Santiago
1981 Dennis Dove
1981 Ramon Ramirez
1982 Josh Kroeger
1983 Armando Gabino
1986 Juan Nicasio
1987 Steve Johnson
1988 Caleb Gindl
1988 Matt Adams
1989 John Hicks

OBITUARIES:

1906 Alex Voss
1910 Duke Esper
1911 Will White
1920 John Ricks
1926 Jimmy Hart
1937 Gene Connell
1956 Frank Watt
1962 Mutt Wilson
1968 Jay Kirke
1970 Heinie Odom
1972 Ivey Shiver
1981 Roy Parmelee
1983 Frank Mills
1985 Lefty Smoll
1988 John Daley
1989 Skeeter Newsome
1993 Jesse Hill
1994 Mike Garbark
1996 Gil English
2001 Crash Davis
2006 Charlie Wagner

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1915 Cub Jimmy Lavender opens a doubleheader by tossing a no-hitter to beat the Giants, 2 – 0.

1935 Rookie Vern Kennedy tosses a no-hitter as the White Sox clocks the Indians, 5 – 0.

1950 Gil Hodges hits four homers and adds a single in a 19 – 3 slaughter of the Braves. The 17 total bases is also a record.

1957 Steve Dalkowski fans 24 in a minor league loss to Bluefield. Pitching for Kingsport, Dalkowski walked 18, beaned four, and threw six (!) wild pitches.

1959 Sandy Koufax strikes out 18 Giants in a 5 – 2 Dodger win.

2005 Jeremy Hermida of the Marlins hits a grand slam in his first ever MLB plate appearance.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1915 Brooklyn signs recently waived Giant Rube Marquard.

1931 Detroit sends Marty McManus to the Red Sox for Muddy Ruel.

1968 Detroit purchased Roy Face from the Pirates. Face had just entered a game for Pittsburgh, setting a record for the most pitching appearances for one team (802), when the team announced the sale.

1981 Houston acquires Phil Garner from the Pirates for Johnny Ray, Randy Niemann, and Kevin Houston.

1984 The Cubs get Davey Lopes from Oakland for Chuck Rainey and Damon Farmar (later).

1985 Los Angeles gets Bill Madlock from the Pirates for three prospects named later – R. J. Reynolds, Cecil Espy and Sid Bream.

1992 Texas needs Jose Canseco, so it sends Oakland Jeff Russell, Ruben Sierra, and Bobby Witt (and cash) for him.

2003 Florida gets Jeff Conine from the Orioles for Denny Bautista and Don Levinski.

2017 The Tigers were sellers – Justin Verlander to Houston for Daz Cameron, Franklin Perez, and Jake Rogers and then Justin Upton to the Angels for a minor leaguer swap.

2018 San Francisco sends Andrew McCutchen to the Yankees for two prospects (Abiatal Avelino and Juan De Paula), Toronto sent Josh Donaldson to Cleveland, and Milwaukee added Gio Gonzales and Curtis Granderson from Washington and Toronto.

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