Baseball History for September 16th!

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1849 Rit Harrison
1857 Bill Henderson
1859 Bill Irwin
1864 Henry Easterday
1865 George McVey
1867 Spider Clark
1870 Sam Moran
1877 George McConnell
1887 Jim Galloway
1891 George Orme
1891 Dick Robertson
1898 Al Lefevre
1899 Heinie Mueller
1901 Ken Ash
1904 Edgar Barnhart
1905 Dinny McNamara
1905 Joe Vance
1908 Buster Mills
1912 Emil Bildilli
1919 Bruce Konopka
1922 Con Dempsey
1926 Roger McKee
1926 Kurt Krieger
1928 Vito Valentinetti
1930 Ron Mrozinski
1931 Jerry Schypinski
1944 Chuck Brinkman
1945 Ed Sprague
1945 Hector Torres
1945 Bob Chlupsa
1947 Gary Ross
1949 Mike Garman
1949 Roger Moret
1953 Chris Knapp
1955 Joe Edelen
1955 Robin Yount
1958 Orel Hershiser
1959 Tim Raines
1960 Mel Hall
1960 Mickey Tettleton
1960 Dan Jennings
1961 Chris Pittaro
1961 Scott Medvin
1961 Mark Parent
1967 John Ericks
1968 Mark Acre
1970 Bronswell Patrick
1970 Paul Shuey
1972 Brian Tollberg
1973 Desi Relaford
1976 Chad Harville
1979 Chris George
1979 Bobby Korecky
1982 Ramon Ramirez
1982 Chris Carter
1982 Michael Martinez
1983 Brandon Moss
1985 Matt Harrison
1986 Gordon Beckham
1989 Robbie Grossman

OBITUARIES:

1894 Terry Larkin
1915 Wally Goldsmith
1933 George Gore
1936 Henry Lampe
1944 Farmer Steelman
1946 Emil Bildilli
1951 Bill Klem
1952 Earl Sheely
1955 Dan Sherman
1963 Johnny Niggeling
1964 Herb Conyers
1967 Lee King
1968 Henry Bostick
1970 Ray Shook
1971 Hack Miller
1972 Eddie Waitkus
1973 Tom Long
1974 Frank Walker
1978 Bill Foster
1979 Charlie Deal
1987 Kermit Wahl
1988 Bob Trice
1993 Max Marshall
1994 Harry Chozen
1999 Ace Williams
1999 Doug Hansen
1999 Paul Gregory
2000 John Perkovich
2010 Wayne Twitchell

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1924 Jim Bottomly sets a record with 12 RBI in a win over the Dodgers, 17 – 3. The Card first baseman gets six hits and two homers.

1952 Joe Gordon, now a manager in the PCL, hits a pinch hit homer in both ends of a double header for Sacramento.

1960 Warren Spahn tosses a no-hitter as the Braves beat Philadelphia, 4 – 0. Spahn fans 15 in winning his 20th game.

1965 Dave Morehead blanks the Indians, 2 – 1, but does so without allowing a hit.

1972 I cannot promise you that it’s the first Cubs game I ever went to, but it’s the first one with really clear memories. Burt Hooten hits a grand slam in the third inning off of Tom Seaver and the Cubs beat the Mets 18 – 5 at Wrigley Field. Among the notes: Willie Mays played first base and Seaver went to the showers after giving up the slam to Hooten. Hooten got a standing ovation after the homer – the first one I ever saw, too. Leo Durocher pulled every starter but the two that didn’t get hits, which were catcher Elrod Hendricks and second baseman Glenn Beckert, who went 0 – 6 with 12 men left on base, which is a record. I remember being disappointed that all of my favorite players were pulled in order to play Davey Rosello, Pete LaCock, Billy North, Pat Bourque, Carmen Fanzone, and Jim Tyrone, but I learned to like them, too.

1975 Rennie Stennett goes 7 for 7 win a 22 – 0 Pirate clocking of the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He got two hits in both the first and fifth innings.

1988 Cincinnati’s Tom Browning tops the Dodgers, 1 – 0 while throwing a perfect game, fanning eight batters.

Welcome to the Club!!!

1948 – Joe DiMaggio’s 300th homer.
1993 – Dave Winfield’s 3000th hit.
1996 – Paul Molitor’s 3000th hit.
2006 – Alfonso Soriano, 40/40 club.
2007 – Jim Thome’s 500th homer.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1885 Detroit purchases the entire roster of the Buffalo Bisons to acquire Dan Brouthers, Deacon White, and others…

1912 Rule 5 Draft… Among those taken, the Braves took Bill McKechnie from St. Paul in the American Association, and the Cubs took Otis Clymer from Minneapolis.

1961 Washington acquired Claude Osteen from the Reds for a player to be named later (Dave Sisler).

1964 Detroit signs amateur pitcher Dick Drago.

1977 California purchases Carlos May from the Yankees.

2009 The White Sox released Bartolo Colon.

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