Baseball History for December 24th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1859 Joe Crotty
1869 Frank Ealton “Zeke” Wilson
1877 George Elmer “Del” Howard
1878 Reuben Alexander “Rick” Adams
1880 John Brackenridge
1884 Ernie Groth
1884 George Zackert
1886 Henry Mathewson
1889 Paul Franklin “Bill” Otis
1889 Esley Porterfield “Ed” McCreery
1890 Yale Yeastman “Tod” Sloan
1910 Lloyd Johnson
1912 Dave Coble
1913 George Jeffcoat
1913 Owen Scheetz
1915 Frank Trechock
1916 Jack Graham
1924 Vinicio Otilio “Chico” Garcia
1930 Evelio Hernandez
1937 Larry Foster
1938 Bobby Henrich
1943 Al Stanek
1949 Frank Taveras
1951 John D’Acquisto
1957 Victor Cruz
1960 John Costello
1964 Tim Drummond
1964 Carlos Diaz
1966 Meredith Leroy “Mo” Sanford
1968 Kirt Ojala
1971 Alex Cabrera
1974 Kevin Millwood
1974 Keith Luuloa
1974 Jamey Wright
1977 Matt Ginter
1979 Joe Valentine
1983 Gregor Blanco
1985 Andrew Romine
1994 Miguel Castro

OBITUARIES:

1894 Charlie Duffee
1913 Chief Sockalexis
1915 John Doyle
1927 Al Myers
1936 Ren Deagle
1938 Luke Lutenberg
1938 Bill Yohe
1945 Hughie Miller
1947 Joe Cobb
1953 Pinch Thomas
1955 Jake Boultes
1956 Del Howard
1957 Hal Reilly
1958 Jim Boyle
1959 Bill Friel
1963 Skipper Roberts
1968 Johnnie Heving
1975 Russ Lyon
1978 George McQuinn
1978 Bill Rodgers
1980 Bob Habenicht
1981 Joe Kracher
1987 Nino Espinosa
2004 Johnny Oates
2005 Xavier Rescigno
2009 Stan Benjamin

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1967 After his Cy Young season, Boston Red Sox pitcher Jim Lonborg tears up his left knee in a skiing accident.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1914 The Braves send two players (Oscar Dugey and Possum Whitted) and cash to Philadelphia for Sherry Magee.

1927 St. Louis sends Chick Galloway, Harry Rice and Elam Valgilder to the Tigers for Lu Blue and Heinie Manush.

1964 Kansas City signs amateur free agent pitcher Rollie Fingers.

1986 Oakland brings back (aging) slugger Reggie Jackson as a free agent.

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