Baseball History for September 15th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1847 Jim Snyder
1855 Ed Hengel
1856 Doc Bushong
1858 Charles Strick
1861 Ed Flanagan
1862 Elmer Cleveland
1863 Jack Brennan
1868 Frank O’Connor
1874 George Rohe
1876 Nick Altrock
1881 Slow Joe Doyle
1887 Harry Suter
1888 Jean Dubuc
1892 Harry Lunte
1893 Speed Martin
1895 Hugh McQuillan
1899 Harry McCurdy
1900 Bud Clancy
1900 Roy Meeker
1902 Russ Young
1905 Henry Peploski
1905 Vance Page
1906 Charlie Biggs
1906 Tip Tobin
1907 Fritz Ostermueller
1919 Mike Budnick
1920 Dave Garcia
1924 Jim Davis
1927 Duke Simpson
1928 Bob Lennon
1929 Lee Wheat
1933 John Fitzgerald
1936 Freddie Burdette
1937 Charley Smith
1938 Gaylord Perry
1940 Frank Linzy
1941 Jim Barbieri
1949 Don Carrithers
1949 Dave Pagan
1950 Dave Hilton
1952 Don Collins
1956 John Pacella
1960 John Christensen
1960 Todd Fischer
1965 Satoru Komiyama
1966 Doug Simons
1967 Paul Abbott
1967 Dennis Moeller
1968 Rich Robertson
1969 Herbert Perry
1971 Jason Hardtke
1975 Dan Smith
1975 Javier Cardona
1976 Matt Thornton
1976 Elvis Pena
1977 Damian Rolls
1983 Luke Hochevar

OBITUARIES:

1912 Al Barker
1922 Charlie Jones
1924 Frank Chance
1926 Danny Richardson
1932 Harry Kane
1935 Joe Ardner
1940 Ed Yewell
1946 Tex Wilson
1949 Heinie Beckendorf
1949 Tiny Bonham
1950 Joe Knotts
1953 Seth Sigsby
1957 Max Butcher
1958 Snuffy Stirnweiss

He was riding in a CRRNJ commuter train when it ran through an open drawbridge and fell through the open Newark Bay Bridge.

1961 Leon Carlson
1963 Ray Miner
1971 Roberto Ortiz
1978 Larry Bettencourt
1981 Earl Caldwell
1991 Smoky Burgess
1993 Ethan Allen
1995 Nap Reyes
1996 Andy Pilney
2010 Al LaMacchia
2011 Bill Taylor
2015 Randy Wiles

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1890 Ledell “Cannonball” Titcomb tosses a no- hitter for Rochester, topping Syracuse, 7 – 0.

Speaking about pitching!

Ledell Titcomb, with his muscular south paw, showed the red legged Syracuse Stars a few things yesterday about the art they they never dreamed of. For nine long innings they stepped up to the plate and banked away at the ball in the hope of getting at least a base hit. But Titcomb was too artful for them. They couldn’t touch him. He was unapproachable, incomparable, out of sight. Titcomb’s work in the box has been equaled but once in this city in the history of base ball, and but very few times in the country; last year big Ed Cushman, of the Toledos, let Rochester down without a hit, but he gave more bases on balls than did Titcomb. It was a wonderful game that he pitched. He had perfect control, great speed, and used his curves with telling effect. There were but few people there, about 700, because of the inconvenience of getting to the grounds, but that 700 saw something about which they will talk for seasons to come.

Titcomb’s pitching was not the only feature of the game by a long shot. The fielding of the Rochesters was something phenomenal, Knowles and Smith doing work that time and again brought the crowd to their feet. Smith ate up three or four base hits, and Knowles was not far behind him. Then in the outfield Sandy Griffin and Harry Lyons did some star work. All in all the Rochesters played ball that would have beaten any club in the country. The Stars fielded very well but they could do absolutely nothing with Titcomb. They had but one may on third base and one on second.

In the second, Grim made one of his old time three baggers and came in on Smith’s single. In the second Lyons made a two bagger and came in on Knowles’s single. In the third, with Sheffler on third and Grim on second, Smith hit to Childs, Sheffler started home but was caught on the lines. In the meantime, Grim and Smith were close to second. Smith started back but was caught. But Grim got home during the excitement. In the sixth, Sheffler got a base on balls, went to third on a wild throw by Mars and scored on Grim’s single. In the eighth Fields made a single, stole second and scored on Smith’s single. Greenwood got a base on balls and Titcomb made a hit on which Smith scored. Greenwood with to third and came home with Pitz threw wild to third base.

“Titcomb’s Great Pitching.”, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 16 September 1890, Page 6.

1969 Steve Carlton fans 19 batters to set a new 9-inning record. Carlton got the loss, though, as the Mets topped St. Louis, 4 – 3.

1971 Larry Yount, Robin’s brother, injures his shoulder during warm ups in what was supposed to be his first professional appearance. He had to be replaced – and never officially appeared in a major league game.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1913 Detroit drafts Harry Heilmann from Portland in the Northwestern League in the Rule 5 Draft.

1915 The Yankees draft Urban Shocker from Guelph of the Canadian League in the Rule 5
Draft.

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