Baseball History for January 23rd

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1855 Art Croft
1867 Bill Bowman
1873 Francis L. (Red) Donahue
1875 Carney Flynn
1879 Ed Kippert
1880 Wirt Virgin (Rip) Cannell
1882 Fred Winchell
1887 Mack Allison
1890 Bill Morley
1890 Ed Barney
1891 Charles Bernard (King) Lear
1891 Orie Kerlin
1891 Raymond Haley
1896 Billy Mullen
1898 Joseph Richard (Speed) Walker
1899 Harold Edward (Haddie) Gill
1899 Bill Regan
1903 Jack Saltzgaver
1907 Bobby Burke
1914 Merv Connors
1916 Johnny Sturm
1917 Sam Jethroe
1918 Randy Gumpert
1923 Ellis Ferguson (Cot) Deal
1926 Chico Carrasquel
1930 Frank Sullivan
1933 Wally Shannon
1934 Joey Amalfitano
1936 Don Nottebart
1938 Bob Moorhead
1940 Dick Burwell
1944 Paul Ratliff
1947 Kurt Bevacqua
1951 Charlie Spikes
1954 Garry Hancock
1957 Alfonso Pulido
1960 Reggie Ritter
1962 Benny Distefano
1963 Marty Brown
1968 Victor Cole
1970 Mark Wohlers
1970 Sherman Obando
1970 Alan Embree
1971 Charlie Greene
1974 Erubiel Durazo
1974 Mark Watson
1976 Brandon Duckworth
1977 Jason Stanford
1979 Juan Rincon
1982 Wily Mo Pena
1985 Jeff Samardzija
1987 Cord Phelps
1989 Robert Carson
1991 Daniel Fields
1994 Addison Russell

OBITUARIES:

1919 John Newell
1936 Henry Youngman
1943 Farmer Weaver
1946 William Matthews
1948 Frank Doljack
1949 Walt Herrell
1955 Elmer Brown
1956 Billy Evans
1958 Al Tedrow
1958 Walter Lonergan
1958 Harry Baldwin
1968 Patsy Flaherty
1969 Al Bridwell
1970 Bill Conroy
1972 Fred Nicholson
1973 Ray Callahan
1975 Heinie Mueller
1982 Jim Hopper
1983 Cookie Cuccurullo
1988 Johnny Gee
1989 George Case
1995 Saul Rogovin
2007 Dick Joyce
2013 Ed Bouchee
2014 Charlie Osgood
2015 Nick Koback
2015 Ernie Banks
2016 Walt Williams

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT!!!

1967 Stan Musial, having turned down the job once, took on the role of General Manager for the St. Louis Cardinals. He won the World Series, then resigned from the job.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1921 Pittsburgh sends Billy Southworth, Fred Nicholson and Walter Barbare (and cash) to Boston for Rabbit Maranville.

1932 Brooklyn sends minor leaguer Bob Parham and $45,000 to St. Louis for Hack Wilson.

1958 Washington sends Pete Runnells to Boston for Albie Pearson and Norm Zauchin.

1981 Necessitated by the fact that Boston failed to send Fred Lynn a contract on time, making him a free agent, the Red Sox traded Lynn and Steve Renko to California for Frank Tanana, Joe Rudi, and Jim Dorsey.

2012 New York sends top prospect Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi to Seattle for Michael Pineda and Vincente Campos.

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