Baseball History for January 7th

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1855 Fred Warner
1861 George Frazer
1865 William H. Dad Clarke
1867 George Keefe (Geo. Washington Keefe..)
1875 William Edward “Kitty” Bransfield
1882 Charles Carl “Heinie” Berger
1885 Willy Wilson
1889 Leo Murphy
1897 Emory Elmo “Topper” Rigney
1900 Johnny Grabowski
1900 Carlton Lord
1902 Cliff Knox
1902 Al Todd
1904 Clay Roe
1905 Frank Grube
1910 Johnny McCarthy
1913 Johnny Mize
1915 James Harry “Red” Steiner
1916 Ed Butka
1920 Dixie Howell
1921 Ted Beard
1922 Al Dark
1924 Jim Pendleton
1931 Veston Goff “Bunky” Stewart
1931 Ray Semproch
1935 Dick Schofield
1938 Fred Whitfield
1940 Jim Hannan
1942 Jim Lefebvre
1943 Dave Gray
1944 Dick Calmus
1945 Tony Conigliaro
1946 Joe Keough
1947 Scott Reid
1950 Ross Grimsley
1952 Bob Gorinski
1952 Doug Capilla
1958 Carlos Diaz
1962 Jeff Montgomery
1963 Craig Shipley
1964 Allan Anderson
1964 Dave Meads
1967 Rob Maurer
1969 Chris Hatcher
1971 Frank Menechino
1974 Rob Radlosky
1975 Jorge Toca
1976 Alfonso Soriano
1976 Eric Gagne
1978 Kevin Mench
1982 Francisco Rodriguez
1982 Brayan Pena
1983 Edwin Encarnacion
1984 Carlos Corporan
1984 Jon Lester
1985 Jose Garcia
1987 Kyle Hudson
1987 Brandon Bantz
1988 Jhoulys Chacin
1989 Phillippe Aumont
1991 Tucker Barnhart

OBITUARIES:

1929 Law Daniels
1939 Bert Weeden
1943 Ted Welch
1944 George Mullin
1954 Red Schillings
1956 Davey Claire
1957 Ches Crist
1962 Dutch Lerchen
1962 Ad Brennan
1963 Harl Maggert
1965 George Smith
1970 Jumbo Elliott
1971 Hal Rhyne
1971 Dud Lee
1978 George Burns
1981 Irv Stein
1982 Chet Falk
1986 Joe Burns
1990 Shag Thompson
1995 Kite Thomas
1998 Hiker Moran
2002 Hal Marnie
2003 Ed Albosta
2005 Harry Boyles
2011 Jose Vidal
2011 Red Borom
2013 Jim Cosman

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1971 In a charity basketball event, Bobby Tolan ruptures his Achilles Tendon, causing him to miss the entire season. He came back in 1972 and was Comeback Player of the Year (Thanks, NationalPastime.com)

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1890 Philadelphia purchased Billy Hamilton from the Kansas City Cowboys for at least $5,000.

1924 Cleveland sent Bill Wambsganss, Steve O’Neil, Dan Booke, and Jpe Connolly to the Red Sox for George Burns, Chick Fewster, and Roxy Walters.

Meanwhile, New York paid $50,000 and sent Elmer Smith to Louisville to purchase Earle Combs. This story is mentioned in an article about Ben Tincup.

1976 In the January secondary draft, New York signed catcher Jody Davis, Boston drafted John Tudor, and Detroit drafted Steve Kemp.

1982 Los Angeles signed amateur free agent infielder Mariano Duncan.

1992 St. Louis signed free agent first baseman Pedro Guerrero.

2004 Boston signed free agent reliever Keith Foulke.

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