Baseball History for January 26th!

<— JANUARY 25   JANUARY 27 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1844 Tom Pratt
1853 Billy Barnie
1855 George Adams
1859 Bob Casey
1870 Scott Hardesty
1877 Irvin Key (Kaiser) Wilhelm
1877 Eli Cates
1877 Dave Wills
1877 Ben Koehler
1884 Edward Russell (Tubby) Spencer
1885 Art LaVigne
1886 Forrest Leroy (Hick) Cady
1900 Charles Dewey (Lefty) Jamerson
1902 Johnny Frederick
1904 George Blaeholder
1906 Charlie Gelbert
1915 Glen David (Rip) Russell
1920 Dick Mauney
1927 Bob Nieman
1935 Bob Uecker
1943 Cesar Gutierrez
1950 Mike Pazik
1952 Morris Nettles
1953 Tom Bruno
1955 Joe Pettini
1955 Brian Doyle
1958 Mike Patterson
1962 Rick Schu
1963 Kevin Blankenship
1963 Jose Segura
1965 Lou Frazier
1967 Jeff Branson
1967 Tim Pugh
1970 Dan Carlson
1978 Steve Green
1978 Andres Torres
1978 Esteban German
1979 Kenny Kelly
1980 Brandon Medders
1980 Antonio Perez
1981 Josh Sharpless
1981 Juan Lara
1983 Ryan Rowland-Smith
1987 Hector Noesi
1987 Jemile Weeks
1988 Josh Prince
1989 Branden Pinder

OBITUARIES:

1889 Tom Gillen
1906 Fred Underwood
1917 Jim McGuire
1949 Hugh Bradley
1950 Tom Bannon
1950 Chick Autry
1951 Bill Barrett
1955 Austin Walsh
1956 Dave Howard
1961 George Hogriever
1962 Steve O’Neill
1967 Jud Daley
1968 Eddie Phillips
1970 Jim Haislip
1973 Pat Hardgrove
1975 Astyanax Douglass
1979 Nemo Gaines
1980 Frank Rosso
1981 Ray Oyler

A heart attack took him way too early – he was 42. The ultimate good glove, no hit guy, Oyler owned a bowling alley and then took a job with Boeing when he died, leaving behind a wife and two daughters.

1983 Chet Laabs
1983 Del Rice
1995 Dick Tettelbach
1999 Larry Loughlin
2000 Frankie Pack
2000 Bill Strickland
2002 Ray Yochim
2009 Roy Johnson
2010 Ken Walters
2012 Bud Byerly

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1960 Boston’s Jackie Jensen retires over a fear of flying. He’d come back for one season, and then retire again.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1968 Philadelphia signs amateur free agent infielder Manny Trillo.

2005 Florida signs free agent slugger Carlos Delgado.

2016 New York signs free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

2018 Milwaukee signs free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain (to go along with recently acquired Christian Yelich).

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