Baseball History for September 29th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1859 Dave Orr
1862 Ed Morris
1865 Jim Gill
1866 Gus Weyhing
1867 Henry Fred (Hunkey) Hines
1871 Russ Hall
1877 Harry Steinfeldt
1880 Harry Lumley
1884 Royal N. (Hunky) Shaw
1886 Edwin John Otto (Cy) Pieh
1898 Joe Matthews
1901 Stanley W. (Rabbit) Benton
1901 Tony Rensa
1905 Bruce Cunningham
1909 Oris Hockett
1911 Dan McGee
1912 Glen Stewart
1914 Johnny Johnson
1917 Eddie Feinberg
1919 William Peter (Slim) Emmerich
1922 Don Wheeler
1924 Ed McGhee
1925 Tom Hamilton
1932 Paul Giel
1935 Bob Anderson
1935 Howie Bedell
1936 Hal Trosky
1938 Mike McCormick
1941 Jeff James
1941 Rich Reese
1949 Steve Busby
1950 Jim Crawford
1950 Ken Macha
1951 John McLaren
1953 Warren Cromartie
1953 Gene Richards
1953 Carlos Tosca
1955 Byron McLaughlin
1956 Mark Calvert
1957 Tim Flannery
1957 Craig Lefferts
1960 Rob Deer
1967 Dave Silvestri
1968 Derek Parks
1970 Gary Haught
1970 Joe Hudson
1971 Eddy Diaz
1976 Jermaine Clark
1976 Calvin Pickering
1977 Jake Westbrook
1977 Heath Bell
1979 Joe Thurston
1979 Shelley Duncan
1980 Dewon Day
1980 Miguel Asencio
1987 Ali Solis
1988 Tyler Thornburg
1989 T. J. House

OBITUARIES:

1920 Mark Creegan
1945 George Van Haltren
1947 Ed Walker
1953 Lefty Tyler
1966 Jack Rowan
1969 Tommy Leach
1974 By Speece
1975 Casey Stengel
1982 Monty Stratton
1988 Tony Ordenana
1990 Al McLean
1991 Ed Moriarty
1999 Arnold Earley
2000 Lynn Lovenguth
2001 John Noriega
2009 Humberto Robinson
2011 Eddie Bockman
2014 George Shuba

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1954 Dusty Rhodes hits a pinch hit, game-winning three run homer to win Game 1 of the World Series as the Giants beat the Indians, 5 – 2. The game is more famous, however, for Willie Mays’ catch of a Vic Wertz blast to deep center field.

1983 Oakland’s Mike Warren closes out his season by throwing a no-hitter to beat the White Sox, 3 – 0. Mike Who? Warren pitched three years for the A’s from 1983 to 1985, finishing 9 – 13 with a 5.06 ERA. He wasn’t half bad as a rookie, with that last start in 1983 being his career highlight.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1884 Toledo releases Fleet Walker.

1889 Boston purchases Kid Nichols from Omaha of the Western League for $3,000.

1958 Philadelpha sends Solly Hemus to St. Louis for Gene Freese. Hemus took over the job as player-manager for the Cardinals.

1988 Atlanta sends Kevin Coffman and Kevin Blankenship to the Cubs for catcher Jody Davis.

1991 Atlanta sends Turk Wendell and Yorkis Perez to Chicago for Damon Berryhill and Mike Bielecki.

1998 New York purchases Alfonso Soriano from the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.

2011 The White Sox trade Ozzie Guillen (and a minor leaguer) to the Marlins for two players so that Guillen can become the Marlins manager.

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