Baseball History for January 24th

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1872 Theodore (Whitey) Guese
1875 William Millar (Bunk) Congalton
1877 Percival Sumner (Pop) Rising
1878 Bill Richardson
1879 Dave Brain
1881 Hank Gehring
1884 Earle Gardner
1888 Ernie Gust
1888 Chester David (Pinch) Thomas
1895 Joe Cobb
1897 George Ellison
1898 Cliff Heathcote
1899 Bob Berman
1899 Jim Lindsey
1901 John Freeman
1901 Grant Gillis
1901 Warren Harvey (Curly) Ogden
1901 Flint Rhem
1903 Clay Touchstone
1904 Neal Finn
1905 Rufus Smith
1906 Stu Clarke
1910 Johnny Dickshot
1916 Wally Judnich
1916 Clem Dreisewerd
1917 Danny Doyle
1932 Ernie Oravetz
1934 John Briggs
1936 Dick Stigman
1939 Sandy Valdespino
1950 Ron Dunn
1952 John Scott
1953 Tim Stoddard
1954 Timothy Jones
1955 Ted Cox
1958 Neil Allen
1958 Atlee Hammaker
1961 Tim Barrett
1964 Rob Dibble
1968 Ross Powell
1971 Cory Bailey
1973 Mike Glavine
1984 Scott Kazmir
1985 Niuman Romero
1985 Jay Sborz
1986 Franklin Morales
1986 Tyler Flowers
1986 Andy Dirks
1989 Jose Quintana
1991 Tyler Wagner
1991 Enny Romero

OBITUARIES:

1918 Mike Gaule
1921 Laurie Reis
1929 Charlie Hautz
1934 Harry Hogan
1938 Jim Mutrie
1941 Tommy Bond
1943 Pat O’Connell
1952 Dick Wright
1952 Angel Aragon
1953 Ben Taylor
1955 Monte Beville
1958 Admiral Schlei
1959 George Payne
1960 Russ Ford
1965 Ralph Young
1969 Tom Zachary
1970 Hal McKain
1977 Pete Turgeon
1980 Buck Etchison
1982 Ben Shields
1984 Bill Moore
1986 John Boozer
1988 Ray Rohwer
1989 Earl Jones
1995 Herb Karpel
2006 Carlos Martinez
2009 Len Perme
2013 Harry Taylor
2016 Clyde Mashore

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1980 Publisher Doubleday and Company purchases the Mets from the Payson family at a price of about $21.1 million.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1955 The Washington Senators signed amateur free agent Bob Allison (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!).

1975 Kansas City signs free agent DH Harmon Killebrew.

1985 Toronto chose Tom Henke from Texas with a free agent compensation pick.

2013 Arizona sends Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to the Braves for Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, Brandon Drury, Nick Ahmed, and Zeke Spruill.

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