Baseball History for January 6th

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1858 Joe Cross
1859 George Shoch
1863 Gene Moriarty
1864 Jake Drauby
1864 Andy Knox
1865 James J. “Sun” Daly
1867 Jim Donnelly
1870 Joe Sullivan
1878 Jack Slattery
1881 Joe Lake
1882 Willis Cole
1886 Billy Purtell
1890 Vern Duncan
1895 Charlie Blackburn
1897 Clyde Ellsworth “Buck” Crouse
1897 By Speece
1900 Clyde Beck
1902 Bob Barnes
1903 George Grant
1903 Frederick George “Ike” Eichrodt
1903 Howard Arthur “Mul” Holland
1912 Hal Warnock
1915 Tom Ferrick
1915 Chuck Workman
1916 Phil Masi
1918 Bill Zinser
1918 John Corriden
1920 Early Wynn
1923 Red Hardy
1926 Ralph Branca
1928 Dan Lewandowski
1931 Dick Tomanek
1933 Lenny Green
1933 Lee Walls
1935 Ed Bauta
1936 Ruben Amaro
1940 Elvio Jimenez
1950 Roy Staiger
1951 Don Gullett
1951 Joe Lovitto
1952 Bob Adams
1955 Doe Boyland
1963 Bob Davidson
1963 Norm Charlton
1965 Jose de Jesus
1969 Alvin Morman
1970 Dan Naulty
1971 Eric Moody
1974 Marlon Anderson
1978 Casey Fossum
1982 Brian Bass
1982 Scott Thorman
1984 Jimmy Barthmaier
1984 Anthony Slama
1988 Cody Hall
1991 Kevin Gausman
1991 Keyvius Sampson

OBITUARIES:

1894 Marty Sullivan
1899 John Smith
1913 Jack Boyle
1916 King Cole
1919 Jake Stenzel
1932 George Sharrott
1941 Charley O’Leary
1942 Louis Santop
1951 Harry Camnitz
1952 Frank Oberlin
1957 Ed Abbaticchio
1957 Gil Gallagher
1967 Joe Walsh
1967 Joe Haynes
1967 Johnny Keane
1969 Larry Cheney
1969 Jim Viox
1969 Clint Rogge
1969 Hank Olmsted
1977 Mike Miley
1978 Tony Rego
1981 Fred Stiely
1982 Wally Post
1984 Billy Lee
1988 Ralph Buxton
1990 Walter Anderson
1991 Alan Wiggins
1991 Bobby Estalella
1997 Dick Donovan
1998 Ronny Miller
1999 Jim Dunn
2001 Tot Pressnell
2001 Tom Poholsky
2002 Fred Taylor
2003 Jarvis Tatum
2009 Nino Bongiovanni
2011 Ryne Duren
2011 Francisco de la Rosa

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1914 Baseball announces that all major league ball parks must have a centerfield wall that is green and blank – to help batters pick up the ball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand.

1964 Charley Finley announces that the Kansas City Athletics are moving to Louisville. The American League vetoed this, however…

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1977 San Francisco signed free agent first baseman Willie McCovey, returning Stretch to Candlestick Park (where he belonged)…

1982 Texas signed free agent pitcher Frank Tanana.

1984 San Diego signed free agent reliever Goose Gossage.

1988 The Yankees signed free agent first baseman/outfielder Jack Clark.

2006 San Diego traded Adam Eaton, Akinori Otsuka, and Billy Killian to Texas for Adrien Gonzalez, Chris Young, and Terrmel Sledge.

2012 The Cubs sent Andrew Cashner and Kyung-Min Na to San Diego for Anthony Rizzo and Zach Cates.

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