Baseball History for September 28th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1848 George Snyder
1858 Nate Kellogg
1859 Joe Knight
1863 Bill Nelson
1865 Lou Bierbauer
1867 Ben Stephens
1876 Frank Bates
1876 Nelson (Red) Long
1882 Denny Sullivan
1883 Harley Young
1885 Wilbur Good
1889 Pete Compton
1889 Jack Fournier
1889 Raymond Willis (Rip) Jordan
1891 Everett Booe
1893 Kenneth Johnston (Cy) Rheam
1893 Mike Massey
1895 Hal Bubser
1895 Lawton Walter (Whitey) Witt
1902 Leon Chagnon
1903 Hank Grampp
1903 Jim Brillheart
1905 Paul Easterling
1906 Dick Barrett
1908 Carl Sumner
1914 Dick Midkiff
1916 Al Evans
1917 Glen Moulder
1917 Roy Lee
1917 Mike Ulicny
1925 Vince Gonzales
1925 Bill Jennings
1926 Ozzie Van Brabant
1928 Dick Gernert
1935 Bob Dustal
1942 Grant Jackson
1945 Gene Ratliff
1949 Mario Guerrero
1951 Dave Rajsich
1955 Terry Bogener
1958 Ronn Reynolds
1958 Pete Filson
1959 Todd Worrell
1961 Kevin Ward
1961 Ed Vosberg
1961 Lefty Johnson
1962 Rob Woodward
1962 Todd Frohwirth
1963 Charlie Kerfeld
1966 Cesar Hernandez
1968 Keiichi Yabu
1970 Brian Banks
1970 Mike DeJean
1971 Jamie Brewington
1978 Joey Nation
1979 Jason Young
1980 Francisco Rosario
1980 Chris Demaria
1982 Hector Gimenez
1982 Micah Owings
1983 Jay Buente
1984 Thad Weber
1984 Ryan Zimmerman
1986 Zach Stewart
1987 Nick Greenwood
1987 Derrick Robinson
1987 Jerry Sands
1988 Gary Brown
1988 Cameron Rupp
1990 Slade Heathcott
1991 Eddie Rosario
1992 Severino Gonzalez

OBITUARIES:

1906 Matthew Porter
1908 Tom Pratt
1918 John Frill
1920 Phil Reardon
1938 Bill Rollinson
1947 Jim Cockman
1947 Duke Kelleher
1950 George Paynter
1952 Zeke Wrigley
1959 Art Brouthers
1959 Red Corriden
1960 Jess Orndorff
1960 Danny Mahoney
1960 Joe Martin
1967 Bill Powell
1969 Norm McMillan
1974 Willie Hogan
1975 Moose Solters
1976 Linc Blakely
1982 Ed White
1994 Owen Scheetz
1997 Connie Grob
2001 Jack Maguire
2009 Don Thompson
2015 Carlos Diaz

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1920 Eight White Sox players are indicted by a grand jury on charges they threw the World Series.

1938 Gabby Hartnett’s ninth inning “Homer in the Gloamin'” helps earn the Cubs a pennant.

1941 Ted Williams elects to play in a double header, rather than sit with his batting average at a rounded .400 He gets six hits in eight trips to finish at .406.

1960 Ted Williams, in his last career at bat, cracks a homer and then disappears into the Fenway Park dugout.

1995 Expo reliever Greg Harris is the first pitcher in modern baseball history to pitch an inning ambidextrously. The Reds couldn’t do much with pitches from either hand…

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1902 Pittsburgh purchased Cy Falkenberg from Worcester in the Eastern League. It didn’t work out there – Pittsburgh already had a lot of pitching – but he eventually got things going with some horrible teams in Washington. A decade later, Falkenberg had his greatest success with Cleveland and Indianapolis (FL).

1932 The White Sox dropped $100,000 to purchase Al Simmons, Mule Haas, and Jimmy Dykes from the Athletics.

1970 The Cardinals picked up Fred Norman, who had been waived by the Dodgers.

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