Baseball History for January 21st

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1851 Frank Sellman
1862 Art Sunday
1865 Fred Hoey
1867 Mike Tiernan
1872 Irv Waldron
1873 Frank West
1879 John Wesley “Snake” Deal
1880 Emil Batch
1881 Arch McCarthy
1885 Benny Meyer
1886 Joe Benz
1892 Bernie Boland
1895 Jimmy Zinn
1895 Ed Sperber
1898 John Mohardt
1899 Lew Fonseca
1900 Willie Ludolph
1905 Larry Boerner
1906 Glenn Chapman
1909 Bill Karlon
1913 Fern Bell
1914 Sylvester Urban “Blix” Donnelly
1921 Ken Polivka
1922 Sam Mele
1929 Danny O’Connell
1937 Bill Graham
1939 Norm Bass
1940 Rich Beck
1946 Johnny Oates
1947 Bill Stein
1947 Bob Reynolds
1952 Mike Krukow
1955 Mike Smithson
1955 Dave Smith
1959 Ricky Adams
1959 Jose Uribe
1960 Andy Hawkins
1960 Darryl Motley
1965 Matt Stark
1966 Chris Hammond
1968 Keith Shepherd
1968 Tom Urbani
1969 Rusty Greer
1970 Jeff McCurry
1971 Johnny Guzman
1972 Alan Benes
1976 Ron Wright
1976 Jason Ryan
1981 Wil Ledezma
1984 Robert Ray
1987 Josh Wall
1987 Chase d’Arnaud
1987 Roger Kieschnick
1987 Jake Diekman
1987 Brandon Crawford
1988 Josh Ravin
1988 Preston Claiborne
1990 Joe Wieland
1990 Jose Ramirez

OBITUARIES:

1895 Frank Bowes
1900 Jim Rogers
1947 Jimmy Walsh
1949 Russ Ennis
1953 Jose Rodriguez
1959 Hooks Wiltse
1965 Bert Whaling
1969 Dick Terwilliger
1970 Harry Shriver
1970 Casper Asbjornson
1972 Dick Loftus
1974 Claude Cooper
1975 Pat Tobin
1979 Sam Leslie
1980 Gene Rye
1980 Clyde Barnhart
1982 Al Lefevre
1989 Carl Furillo
1992 Chuck Rowland
1993 Charlie Gehringer
1995 Russ Bauers
1996 Dan Monzon
1997 Bill McWilliams
2004 Johnny Blatnik
2005 Corky Valentine
2010 Curt Motton
2010 Hal Manders
2010 Bobby Bragan
2012 Troy Herriage
2012 Cliff Chambers
2014 Tim Hosley

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1921 Kenesaw Mountain Landis is hired as baseball’s first commissioner. He kept his job as a federal judge, too (well, for about a year).

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1919 St. Louis sends Gene Packard, Stuffy Stewart and Doug Baird to the Phillies for Dixie Davis, Pickles Dillhoefer, and Milt Stock.

2002 Three Team Trade!!! The Mets sends Lenny Harris and Glendon Rusch to Milwaukee, then Benny Agbayani, Todd Zeile and cash to Colorado. The Rockies sent Ross Gload and Craig House to the Mets and Alex Ochoa to the Brewers. Milwaukee sends Jeromy Burnitz, Jeff D’Amico, Mark Sweeney, Lou Collier (and cash) back to the Mets.

2011 Toronto sends Vernon Wells to the Angels for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera.

2015 Washington signs free agent pitcher Max Scherzer.

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