Baseball History for September 18th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1859 Wally Andrews
1883 Frank Manush
1889 Chuck Miller
1889 Heinie Groh
1890 Harvey Grubb
1898 George Uhle
1901 Tige Stone
1908 Lefty Guise
1909 Bob Collins
1911 Tommy de la Cruz
1913 Max Marshall
1914 Bill Sodd
1920 Paul Gillespie
1920 Ed Hanyzewski
1923 Joe Tepsic
1925 Harvey Haddix
1935 Jerry Mallett
1941 Dick Dietz
1946 Dave Sells
1947 Bill Champion
1948 Ken Brett
1948 Lee Richard
1951 Tony Scott
1952 Sam Bowen
1953 Mark DeJohn
1955 Don McCormack
1955 Ray Smith
1957 Roger Mason
1958 Scott Holman
1959 Ryne Sandberg
1960 Scott Earl
1964 Dan Murphy
1965 Jeff Bronkey
1970 Ozzie Timmons
1971 Chris Holt
1973 Mitch Meluskey
1975 Randy Williams
1977 Jody Gerut
1979 Billy Traber
1979 Kevin Thompson
1982 Joe Bisenius
1983 Brent Lillibridge
1984 Donnie Veal
1986 Michael Kirkman
1991 Jon Singleton

OBITUARIES:

1908 Dickey Pearce
1922 Jake Stahl
1923 General Stafford
1924 Bill Geiss
1939 Toots Coyne
1945 Ducky Holmes
1948 Art Devlin
1949 Roger Denzer
1949 Charlie Malay
1953 Chub Aubrey
1956 Jim Rutherford
1964 Frank Barron
1968 Rip Wheeler
1969 Joe Grace
1973 Dave Harri
1973 Doug Smith
1980 Leo Tankersley
1982 Clyde McCullough
2010 Ray Coleman
2012 Jack Kralick

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!

1897 Cy Young throws his first no hitter to beat Cincinnati… A hit was changed to an error when Bobby Wallace went to the official scorer to change the record – he made a bad throw after snaring a very hard hit drive. Young walked one and fanned three. (Box Score, Pittsburgh Press, 19 September 1897, “Young’s Giant Feat”, Boston Sunday Globe 19 Sept 1897, Page 4.)

1903 Chick Fraser fires a no hitter beating the Cubs 10 – 0. (Fraser was an extra pitcher on the two Cubs World Series teams.)

1908 Bob Rhoads throws a no-hitter and Cleveland tops the Red Sox.

1963 Jim Hickman homers in what was the final game played in the Polo Grounds…

1968 No-hit the previous day by Gaylord Perry, the Cardinals and Ray Washburn turn the trick on the Giants, winning 2 – 0. Washburn struck out eight, but walked five.

1980 Gary Ward, a September call-up for the Twins, hits for the cycle.

1996 Roger Clemens does it again – he fans 20 Seattle Mariners (without a walk!) in a 4 – 0 victory.

2000 Greg Colbrunn nailed five hits – an extra homer – to complete the cycle.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1890 Baltimore signs Wilbert Robinson.

1966 San Francisco signs amateur free agent Pepe Frias.

1970 The Mets sign Dean Chance from the Indians.

1991 Montreal purchases infielder Mike Lansing from Miami in the FSL.

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