Baseball History for March 12th

<— MARCH 11     MARCH 13 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1857 Marshall Locke
1860 Walt Walker
1862 Bill Kienzle
1865 Phil Knell
1866 Denny Lyons
1867 George Moolic
1870 Billy Hulen
1874 Walter James (Doc) Curley
1880 Frank Schneiberg
1880 Jay King (Babe) Towne
1882 Johnny Beall
1884 Pat Hynes
1884 George McAvoy
1885 Dode Criss

Not a nickname – he was really named Dode. Dode was a true utility player for the St. Louis Browns. He was a quality pinch hitter and could be used in a relief pitching role.

1885 Charlie Johnson
1886 Medric Boucher
1887 Wally Mattick
1887 Walt Doan
1889 Ewell Albert (Reb) Russell
1891 Jack Little
1892 Bill James
1892 George Maisel
1893 Alex Gaston
1893 Joe Engel
1906 Rusty Saunders
1906 Bud Tinning
1908 Bob Barr
1914 Otto Huber
1916 Rene Monteagudo
1930 Vern Law
1931 Chuck Oertel
1936 Ray Barker
1939 Johnny Callison

As a kid, one of the longest homers I ever saw hit was when Callison nearly hit the scoreboard at Wrigley Field during batting practice. It was a mammoth shot – while wearing a Cardinals jersey, though.

1942 Jim Wynn
1944 Joe Moock
1945 Horacio Pina

Underhanded relief pitcher – and a pretty good one for a little while.

1945 Don O’Riley
1947 Bill Butler
1947 Greg Garrett
1948 Bob Watkins
1954 Larry Rothschild
1955 Ruppert Jones
1956 Dale Murphy
1957 Mike Quade
1962 Darryl Strawberry
1965 Steve Finley
1965 Shawn Gilbert
1966 Mike Ignasiak
1971 Greg Hansell
1971 Raul Mondesi
1972 George Arias
1973 David Lee
1974 Craig Dingman
1975 Kevin Pickford
1976 Bryan Hebson
1979 Felix Escalona
1979 David Williams
1981 Carlos Muniz
1982 Zach Miner
1984 Frankie De La Cruz
1984 Jose Arredondo
1985 P. J. Walters
1986 Joey Butler
1989 Taylor Hill
1993 Jacob Lindgren

OBITUARIES:

1907 Pat Hynes
1908 Fred Ketchum
1911 Simon Nicholls
1930 Jack Powell
1942 Owen Conway
1957 Dick Niehaus
1962 Fred Beck
1972 Dutch Levsen
1973 Frankie Frisch
1973 Jesse Altenburg
1974 Medric Boucher
1975 Dick Lanahan
1978 Gene Moore
1978 Ferrell Anderson
1978 Alex McCarthy
1982 Bill Andrus
1983 Bob Hall
1986 Fred Hancock
1994 Gordy Coleman
2001 Bill Reeder
2002 Steve Gromek
2006 William Metzig
2007 Norm Larker
2011 Mitchell Page
2014 Art Kenney
2015 Bob Anderson

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

2015 Will Ferrell plays nine different positions while appearing in five different exhibition games in Arizona – and all ten teams – to raise awareness for organizations fighting cancer.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1955 New York signs free agent amateur Willie McCovey.

1960 Cincinnati signs amateur free agent Tony Perez.

2018 Philadelphia signed free agent pitcher Jake Arietta.

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