Baseball History for January 8th

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1862 Jim Donahue
1864 John Gilbert
1865 James Graham
1872 Chauncey Fisher
1883 Bob Ingersoll
1885 Bill Bartley
1886 Sam Lanford
1891 Bud Weiser
1894 Art Ewoldt
1901 Joe Benes
1909 Al Reiss
1915 Walker Cooper
1916 Joe Just
1919 Don White
1920 Bert Kuczynski
1921 Herb Conyers
1921 Marv Rickert
1921 Jackie Tobin
1922 Ralph LaPointe
1923 Ray Flanigan
1926 Dick Lajeskie
1927 Jim Busby
1933 Willie Tasby
1934 Gene Freese
1935 Reno Bertoia
1936 John DeMerit
1937 Don Dillard
1940 Dick Kelley
1945 Jesus Hernaiz
1949 Wilbur Howard
1953 Bruce Sutter
1959 Ramon Romero
1959 Craig Gerber
1960 Julio Solano
1960 Randy Ready
1963 Shane Turner
1967 Matt Maysey
1967 Randy Nosek
1968 Brian Johnson
1968 Paul Carey
1969 Brian Boehringer
1971 Jason Giambi
1973 Mike Cameron
1975 Geremi Gonzalez
1976 Carl Pavano
1977 Dave Matranga
1981 Derek Thompson
1981 Jeff Francis
1981 Daniel Davidson
1984 Jeff Francoeur
1984 Kevin Whelan
1985 Matt LaPorta
1986 James Russell
1988 Jon Edwards
1991 Carlos Contreras

OBITUARIES:

1919 Jim O’Rourke
1924 Joseph Wiley
1930 Charlie Flannigan
1942 Harry Pearce
1943 John Titus
1944 Harry Daubert
1948 Howdy Caton
1952 Art Evans
1959 Harley Dillinger
1961 Schoolboy Rowe
1961 Ray Nelson
1980 Harvey Russell
1980 Herb Cobb
1987 Elmer Miller
1994 Harvey Haddix
1996 Dutch McCall
2001 Bert Hodges
2006 Merv Connors
2008 Steve Ridzik
2012 Glenn Cox

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1916 Percy Haughton, head baseball coach at Harvard, and Arthur Chamberlain Wise purchase the Boston Braves from James Gaffney for $600,000.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1918 New York traded Buck Herzog to the Boston Braves for Jesse Barnes and Larry Doyle.

1968 Pittsburgh signs amateur infielder Frank Taveras.

2001 Kansas City sent Johnny Damon and Mark Ellis to Oakland as part of a three team deal… KC Got Roberto Hernandez from Tampa Bay, Oakland got Cory Lidle from Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay got Ben Grieve from Oakland, and the Royals got Angel Berroa and A.J. Hinch from Oakland. Of the three, Oakland made out like bandits.

2001 Chicago signed free agent hitter Harold Baines. The White Sox had to “unretire” Baines’ number. Again. This time, though, Baines was done as a hitter…

2004 Seattle sends Carlos Guillen to the Tigers for Ramon Santiago and Juan Gonzalez.

2009 Milwaukee signs free agent reliever Trevor Hoffman.

2011 Tampa sends Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and Zac Rosscup to the Cubs for Chris Archer, Robinson Chirinos, Sam Fuld, Brandon Guyer, and Hak-Ju-Lee.

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