Baseball History for January 9th

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1860 Frank Olin
1868 Harley Payne
1872 George Louis “Lem” Cross
1872 Ed Spurney
1877 Jim Mullen
1882 Jack Bliss
1885 George Crable
1887 Harry Hoch
1888 Chet Carmichael
1894 Ira Townsend
1894 Billy Lee
1895 Ray French
1897 Dave Keefe
1899 Bill Conroy
1900 Frank Barnes
1911 Jim Tyack
1916 Charley Stanceu
1917 Johnny Echols
1918 Ferrell Anderson
1919 Charlie Sproull
1924 John Hall
1931 Roy Dietzel
1935 Bob Duliba
1936 Julio Navarro
1936 Ralph Terry
1939 Guido Grilli
1944 Dick Thoenen
1952 Joe Wallis
1952 Don Hopkins
1953 Phil Mankowski
1953 Ivan de Jesus
1955 Pat Rockett
1958 Bill Bordley
1959 Otis Nixon
1964 Stan Javier
1968 Tom Kramer
1969 Domingo Jean
1970 T. J. Mathews
1972 Jay Powell
1973 Aaron Holbert
1975 Ken Cloude
1975 Kiko Calero
1982 Tony Pena
1983 Freddy Dolsi
1983 Brandon Boggs
1984 Dustin Richardson

OBITUARIES:

1900 Henry Kessler
1913 George Crosby
1918 George Ulrich
1924 George Hodson
1929 Frank Bliss
1934 Perry Werden
1937 Doc Kerr
1939 Louis Pelouze
1948 Art Jahn
1949 Harry McIntire
1953 Pat Carney
1954 Skeeter Shelton
1957 Billy Gleason
1968 Ed Strelecki
1970 Ray Collins
1971 Elmer Flick
1973 Al Cypert
1973 Lyn Lary
1975 Walton Cruise
1975 Curt Fullerton
1977 Howard Lohr
1979 Hinkey Haines
1983 Eddie Palmer
1983 Stan Spence
1989 Bill Terry
1990 Spud Chandler
1994 Johnny Temple
1996 Overton Tremper
1996 Roger Freed

Minor league power hitter, once hit .398 in limited at bats… In 1979, Freed hit a game-winning Grand Slam to make up a three run deficit in the eleventh inning as the Cardinals beat the Astros. Weeks after a ruptured appendix, Freed died of heart problems in Chino, CA.

Eisenbath, Mike. “Ex-Card Freed Dies At Age 49”, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10 Jan 1996, Page 32.

2003 Don Landrum
2005 Bob Mabe
2007 Ben Callahan
2009 Frank Williams
2009 Dave Roberts
2011 Dave Sisler
2015 Chuck Locke
2016 Lance Rautzhan

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1903 Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the AL Baltimore Franchise (held by the league) and moves a team into New York City, calling that team the Highlanders.

1960 Home Run Derby debuts on television – Mickey Mantle tops Willie Mays, 9 – 8.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1918 Pittsburgh sent Burleigh Grimes, Chuck Ward, and Al Mamaux to Brooklyn for Casey Stengel and George Cutshaw.

Nine years later, Grimes was in a three team trade to the Giants…

1969 Chicago sends Bill Plummer, Clarence Jones and a minor leaguer to Cincinnati for Ted Abernathy.

1979 Detroit drafted Howard Johnson in the first round of the secondary draft…

1989 Texas signs free agent Buddy Bell.

2007 New York sends Randy Johnson to the Diamondbacks for four players.

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