Baseball History for September 17th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1849 Ezra Sutton
1853 Joe Blong
1863 Bill Blair
1870 Dick Padden
1871 Albert (Butts) Wagner
1874 Willie Sudhoff
1876 Arthur Willaim (Otto) Krueger
1879 Andrew Bishop (Rube) Foster
1880 Elmer Zacher
1882 Frank Schulte
1883 Leo Hafford
1884 Roy Moran
1885 Maury Kent
1886 Robert Henry (Farmer) Ray
1887 Nick Cullop
1887 Ed Hearne
1890 Ernie Walker
1892 Tommy Taylor
1893 Charles Franklin (Whitey) Glazner
1897 Earl Webb
1897 Joe Green
1899 John Frederick (Sheriff) Blake
1900 Roy Luebbe
1900 Hughie Critz
1907 Charlie Bates
1909 Ernie Koy
1913 Bob Uhl
1917 Al Gettel
1918 Bob Dillinger
1923 Les Peden
1923 Bob Rothel
1930 Jim Umbricht
1933 Chuck Daniel
1936 Tom Carroll
1937 Orlando Cepeda
1938 Bobby Wine
1939 Carl Bouldin
1939 Jim Woods
1940 Cisco Carlos
1947 Candy Harris
1954 Wayne Krenchicki
1955 Marshall Brant
1956 Thad Bosley
1958 Tom Waddell
1960 John Franco
1964 Jim Pena
1972 Brady Raggio
1975 Ryan Jensen
1980 Dan Haren
1981 Casey Janssen
1982 Sean Burnett
1982 Danny Putnam
1985 Greg Golson
1985 Eric Hurley
1985 B. J. Rosenberg
1988 Casey Crosby
1990 Marcus Semien
1992 Jose Ramirez

OBITUARIES:

1892 Joe Blong – not a happy birthday, no?  He was 39.
1899 John Haldeman
1909 Herman Long
1920 Charlie Eden
1926 Tom Drohan
1935 Len Koenecke
1939 Tom Hart
1946 Frank Burke
1946 Chief Chouneau
1950 Jerry Hurley
1967 Karl Adams
1968 Elmer Pence
1970 Ed Corey
1989 Leon Culberson
1993 Pete Elko
1996 Billy Bowers
1998 Red Hoff

Chet Hoff was 107 years old, the oldest living major leaguer ever.

1998 Slim Emmerich
2000 Chico Salmon
2001 Bubba Church
2005 Donn Clendenon
2006 Jack Banta

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1916 George Sisler beats Walter Johnson, 1 – 0, in Sisler’s last appearance on the mound for the Browns. He’d stay at first base going forward…

1920 Tiger Bobby Veach (going 6 – 6) and Giant George Burns both hit for the cycle in their respective games.

1968 Gaylord Perry fires a no hitter to beat the Cardinals and Bob Gibson, 1 – 0. The only run scored when Ron Hunt homered in the first inning.

1996 Dodger ace Hideo Nomo blanks the Colorado Rockies, 9 – 0, in the first no-hitter thrown in Coors Field.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1928 The Yankees purchased George Burns from the Indians. He’d get two pinch hits in four attempts before the season ended, then get moved to Philadelphia to finish his career the next season.

1975 San Diego sends Gary Ross to the Angels for Bobby Valentine and (later) Rudy Meoli.

1976 The Mets signed amateur free agent pitcher Greg Harris.

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