Baseball History for September 1st

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1850 Jim O’Rourke
1863 George McMillan
1863 Darby O’Brien
1868 Mike O’Rourke
1876 Jimmy Wiggs
1885 Chuck Rose
1888 Polly Wolfe
1889 Chuck Tompkins
1890 Sam Brenegan
1891 Austin Walsh
1894 Fred Nicholson
1898 Ed Goebel
1900 Hub Pruett
1903 Foster Edwards
1903 Freddie Moncewicz
1912 Claude Wilborn
1912 Ham Schulte
1913 Joe Marty
1917 Paul Campbell
1918 Jim Mallory
1919 Jim Hopper
1921 Joe Erautt
1922 Joe Astroth
1922 Vic Barnhart
1924 Ed Samcoff
1927 Tom Burgess
1927 Bob DiPietro
1927 Cloyd Boyer
1930 Dean Stone
1938 Merlin Nippert
1939 Rico Carty

This guy was a hall of fame hitter. Bad knees killed his career and defense was just something he had to do, but BOY could he hit.

1940 Pat House
1943 Fred Rath
1946 Monty Montgomery
1947 Craig Skok
1948 Dick Lange
1949 Garry Maddox

Covered center and left when Greg Luzinski was out there. I loved Luzinski – he grew up a few miles from me – but he was never meant to play the outfield.

1949 Gary Ignasiak
1953 Rob Wilfong
1957 Dave Rucker
1964 David West
1964 Luis Lopez
1971 Derek Wallace
1972 Kevin Orie

Had the most amazing spring training for the Cubs and was promoted to the starting third base job right out of A ball. It didn’t work.

1976 Lance Davis
1978 Stephen Smitherman
1983 Jose Constanza
1986 Brian Broderick
1987 Sean O’Sullivan
1987 Trayvon Robinson
1987 David Carpenter

OBITUARIES:

1872 Al Thake
1923 Frank McManus
1930 John Reccius
1940 Gus Dundon
1943 Joe Connolly
1943 Eddie Matteson
1949 Larry McClure
1954 Wimpy Quinn
1955 Jim Oglesby
1962 Duke Shirey
1962 Hank Garrity
1965 Ivy Olson
1970 Ben Spencer
1976 Mike Meola
1980 Hank LaManna
1987 Pinky Whitney
1990 Buster Adams
1994 Bob Greenwood
1999 Doc Marshall
1999 Boots Poffenberger
2003 Hector Rodriguez
2006 Ted Davidson
2010 Don Lang
2014 Roger McKee

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

(But you would have been there a while…)

1906 Jack Coombs tops Joe Harris in 24 innings – Philadelphia wins, 4 – 1.

I have the newspaper clippings from that game – I should dig them out…

1949 Washington’s Dick Weik only allows three runs (two earned) in seven innings of work, but he walked 13 (!) batters, contributing to his losing the game to the White Sox, 3 – 0.

1967 The Giants top the Reds, 1 – 0, in 21 innings. Gaylord Perry pitched 16 innings of scoreless baseball and got no decision.

1971 The Pittsburgh Pirates played the first all-black lineup in MLB history: Rennie Stennett (2B), Gene Clines (CF), Roberto Clemente (RF), Willie Stargell (LF), Manny Sanguillen (C), Dave Cash (3B), Al Oliver (1B), Jackie Hernandez (SS), and Dock Ellis (SP).  The Pirates outslugged the Phillies, 10 – 7, with Sanguillen hitting a homer and Luke Walker picking up the win with six innings of one-run relief work.

2007 Clay Buchholz, in his second career start, tosses a no-hitter – beating Baltimore, 10 – 0. Clay walks three and beans one (Nick Markakis).

2014 Four Philadelphia pitchers combine for a no-hitter. Cole Hamels pitches just six innings (walking five), but relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, and Jonathan Papelbon finish the trick, beating the Braves, 7 – 0.

2008 Adrian Beltre (SEA) and Stephen Drew (ARI) both hit for the cycle…

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1900 Having already angered Washington, Chicago releases hot-headed Roger Bresnahan.

From 1904 to 1911, major league baseball has a Rule 5 draft. Among the drafts:

Cincinnati from Tacoma (PCL) Orvie Overall
Detroit from Baltimore (Eastern) Hughie Jennings
Detroit from South Bend (Central) Donie Bush
New York (AL) from Omaha (Western) Jimmy Austin
Pittsburgh from Dubuque (III) Urban (Red) Faber
Chicago (AL) from York (Tri-State) Buck Weaver
Brooklyn from Aurora (Wisc.-Ill) Casey Stengel

1939 Boston, listening to Joe Cronin, who was worried about losing his job, sends Pee Wee Reese to Brooklyn for $35,000 and two players to be named later (Red Evans and Art Parks).

1974 Boston purchases Tim McCarver from St. Louis. Six years later, Philadelphia signed McCarver as a free agent.

1987 Boston trades Don Baylor to Minnesota for a player to be named later (Enrique Rios).

2011 Milwaukee sends two players to be named later to the Mets for Francisco Rodriguez.

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