Baseball History for February 20th

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1858 Jim Toy
1862 Harry Raymond
1864 Harry Stine
1866 John Pickett
1873 Tom O’Brien
1873 Charlie Babb
1874 Pug Bennett
1874 Ike Samuels
1875 Jack Rafter
1889 Boardwalk Brown
1890 Sam Rice
1890 Dave Davenport
1890 Tink Turner
1894 Suds Sutherland
1896 Muddy Ruel
1900 Al Williamson
1912 Whitey Wistert
1913 Tommy Henrich
1917 Jack Bolling
1920 Roy Valdes
1920 Frankie Gustine
1921 Jack Robinson
1922 Jim Wilson
1922 Bill Reeder
1924 Sal Yvars
1928 Roy Face
1928 Juan Delis
1936 Wynn Hawkins
1941 Clyde Wright
1947 Tom Buskey
1957 Jesus Figueroa
1958 Brian Snyder
1959 Bill Gullickson
1963 Phil Lombardi
1965 Tony Menendez
1965 Paul Faries
1966 Derek Lilliquist
1967 Kurt Knudsen
1972 Shane Spencer
1974 Tom Fordham
1975 Leo Estrella
1975 Livan Hernandez
1975 Donzell McDonald
1980 Ryan Langerhans
1982 Jason Hirsh
1983 Jose Morales
1983 Justin Verlander
1984 Brian McCann
1985 Ryan Sweeney
1985 Vinnie Pestano
1986 Julio Borbon
1988 Spencer Patton
1991 Buck Farmer
1993 Jurickson Profar
1994 Luis Severino

OBITUARIES:

1903 Al Dwight
1908 Walter Terry
1909 John Hatfield
1925 John Mansella
1934 George Mappes
1944 Harry Wilhelm
1945 Charlie Heard
1949 Norm Baker
1951 Marty Shay
1954 Sadie McMahon
1957 Dixie Leverett
1959 William Pierson
1960 Dummy Leitner
1961 Otto Krueger
1963 Bill Hinchman
1971 Irv Porter
1974 Bob Christian
1984 Dale Matthewson
1985 Syl Johnson
1986 Bob Rice
1988 Bob O’Farrell
1990 Cecil Garriott
1999 Joe Rossi
1999 Buck Rogers
2001 Bill Rigney
2007 Casey Wise
2007 Bob Malloy
2013 Neil Wilson
2016 Kevin Collins

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1923 Christy Mathewson and Emil Fuchs purchase the Boston Braves for about $300,000. Mathewson wouldn’t be much of an owner, owing to his failing health.

1953 August Busch buys the Cardinals for $3.75 Million from Fred Saigh.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1936 New York purchased Sam Leslie from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1987 Montreal sends Al Newman to the Twins for minor leaguer Mike Shade.

1996 New York signs free agent pitcher Dwight Gooden.

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