Baseball History for January 14th

<— JANUARY 13     JANUARY 15 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1856 Charles Joseph “Curry” Foley
1867 Bill Kling
1867 Lev Shreve
1868 John Newell
1871 Art Madison
1876 Bill Wolff
1880 Paddy Livingston
1882 Frederick Joseph “Cy” Alberts
1885 John Grover “Nig” Perrine
1891 John Shovlin
1893 Billy Meyer
1894 Art Decatur
1898 Dick Wheeler
1899 Ralph Miller
1902 Smead Jolley
1903 Russ Scarritt
1911 Hank Gornicki
1915 Bob Joyce
1922 Hank Biasatti
1923 Ken Johnson
1930 Pete Daley
1937 Wilfred Charles “Sonny” Siebert
1939 Tim Talton
1942 Dave Campbell
1942 Billy Parker
1943 Ron Clark
1943 Dave Marshall
1951 Derrel Thomas
1952 Terry Forster
1952 Wayne Gross
1954 Danny Boone
1957 Tony Brizzolara
1959 Jeff Keener
1960 Ross Jones
1961 Joe Redfield
1962 Gary Green
1967 Paul Fletcher
1970 Steve Cooke
1973 Troy Brohawn
1973 Rod Myers
1974 Mike Frank
1976 Pat Daneker
1984 Mike Pelfrey
1984 Erick Aybar
1987 Logan Forsythe
1990 J. R. Graham
1991 Stephen Piscotty
1991 Aaron Altherr

OBITUARIES:

1892 Silver Flint
1895 Ed Silch
1908 Henry Krug
1908 Sim Bullas
1909 Togie Pittinger
1913 Hal O’Hagan
1920 William Hyndman
1928 Al Reach
1929 Fred Hayner
1931 Hardy Richardson
1935 Irv Young
1937 Ed Trumbull
1945 Ted Blankenship
1948 Art Benedict
1950 Bill Thomas
1952 Rube Sellers
1953 Charlie Small
1959 John Ganzel
1961 John Cavanaugh
1962 Pep Young
1962 Les Mann
1965 Ellis Johnson
1965 Bill Hopper
1966 Tacks Neuer
1968 Bill Black
1970 Johnny Murphy

Murphy was a Yankee pitcher, but was the general manager of the Miracle Mets and was barely three months removed from watching that victory when he had a heart attack.

1974 Lloyd Brown
1974 Jay Partridge
1994 Sam Vico
2001 Joe Zapustas
2006 Bubba Morton
2008 Don Cardwell
2009 Mike Derrick

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1954 Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe elope… The marriage lasted just 274 days.

1976 Ted Turner purchases the Atlanta Braves for $12 million.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1940 A bunch of Detroit Tigers, including Johnny Sain, are granted free agency when commissioner Judge Landis ruled that 91 players on the Tigers roster or in the farm system had been restricted unfairly by the team. In addition to the release of 91 players, nearly $50,000 was handed out to fourteen players in additional compensation.

1963 The White Sox send Luis Aparicio and Al Smith to the Orioles for Hoyt Wilhelm, Ron Hansen, Pete Ward, and Dave Nicholson.

1964 Pittsburgh signs amateur free agent pitcher Dock Ellis.

1986 First round picks for the January secondary draft included: Moises Alou (Pittsburgh), Kevin Brown (Atlanta), and later Curt Schilling (Boston – 2nd round).

2008 Toronto sent Troy Glaus to the Cardinals for Scott Rolen.

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