Baseball History for September 3rd

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1864 Harry Decker
1869 Bill Armour
1871 Billy Goeckel
1872 Guy McFadden
1873 Mike Kahoe
1876 Dakin Evans “Dusty” Miller
1876 George Stone
1876 Jerry Donovan
1883 Art Fromme
1885 Ed Konetchy
1887 John Scott
1891 Sherman Carl “Katsy” Keifer
1902 Bill Moore
1910 Jack Redmond
1911 Lindsay Deal
1913 Kerby Farrell
1915 Eddie Stanky
1915 Weldon Edison “Lefty” West
1917 Frank Jelincich
1920 Sandy Consuegra
1922 Morrie Martin
1924 Bill Greason
1931 Tom Brewer
1936 Steve Boros
1947 Bill Gilbreth
1951 Alan Bannister
1951 Dave Campbell
1953 Mike Paxton
1955 Don Kainer
1960 Rene Gonzales
1962 Dave Clark
1963 Eric Plunk
1963 Ced Landrum
1967 Luis Gonzalez
1969 Tom Thobe
1970 Chad Fox
1970 Dave Berg
1970 Craig Wilson
1977 Nate Robertson
1978 Juan Perez
1981 Jake Woods
1982 Bobby Livingston
1983 Matt Capps
1985 Troy Patton
1985 Chris Nelson
1986 Brandon Beachy
1987 Domonic Brown
1988 Josh Osich
1990 Shae Simmons
1991 Carl Edwards

OBITUARIES:

1893 Bill Vinton
1913 Charlie Householder
1921 Jim Clinton
1923 Jack Barnett
1924 Herman Pitz
1933 Ed Cartwright
1935 Mike Ryan
1945 Dusty Miller
1948 Bert Husting
1950 Frank Pearce
1950 Jim Connor
1952 Bert Daly
1953 Jack Pfiester
1955 Hal Schwenk
1959 Emmett Bowles
1960 Armando Marsans
1963 Tony DeFate
1964 Hank Ritter
1965 Rudy Leopold
1969 Bill Culp
1972 Tom Fisher
1975 Irv Medlinger
1981 George Lowe
1989 Rip Sewell
1990 Marshall Bridges
2000 Clyde Sukeforth
2001 Carl Lindquist
2004 Frenchy Uhalt
2012 Bob DiPietro

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1947 Bill McCahan, a rookie Athletic pitcher, blanks the Senators, 3 – 0, without allowing a hit. A Ferris Fain error in the second inning allowed the only base runner.

1975 Pete LaCock hits a grand slam off of Bob Gibson – in the last inning of Gibson’s career. He took the loss, his tenth, against three wins for the season. According to a few websites that tell the story of this game, Gibson said, “When I gave up the grand slam, I knew it was time to quit.”

I got this from Nationalpastime.com, and supplemented it with gammonsdaily.com and retrosheet.org data…

1976 Mike Hegan’s cycle includes six RBI in an 11 – 2 win over Detroit.

1995 Tony Fernandez hits for the cycle, but the Yankees lose to Toronto in extra innings.

2001 Rookie Cardinal pitcher Bud Smith tosses a no-hitter to beat the Padres, 4 – 0.

2011 George Kottaras completes the cycle in an 8 – 2 win over Houston. Kottaras has only three career triples, and it’s the only triple he hits in 2011.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1956 Brooklyn signs free agent pitcher Ralph Branca. By then, Branca was pretty much done having spent three seasons in the AL and was years removed from being a 20 game winner for the Dodgers in 1947. Branca pitched just one game in relief, striking out two, walking two, and giving up a hit – but no runs allowed – and so ended his major league career.

1978 Kansas City signs amateur free agent Marvell Wynne.

September 3rd is frequently the day all those player to be named later guys are named following last minute 8/31 trades.

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