Baseball History for October 4th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1851 George W. (Orator) Shafer
1858 Ossie France
1860 Mark Polhemus
1861 John Leighton
1863 Jim Halpin
1863 Bill Finley
1864 Luke Lutenberg
1871 Charlie Jordan
1873 Jim Gardner
1875 Bob McKinney
1878 Bob Dresser
1879 Bob Rhoads
1883 Harry Ables
1887 Ray Fisher
1889 Maurice Leo (Shorty) Dee
1892 Delos Brown
1895 Ralph Shinners
1898 Frank McCue
1903 Clarence Fletcher (Lefty) Thomas
1910 Frankie Crosetti
1914 Bruce Sloan
1917 Hal Quick
1918 George David (Red) Munger
1922 Don Lenhardt
1927 Bob Kelly
1928 Rip Repulski
1931 Joe Kirrene
1934 Don Bradey
1939 Ted Davidson
1943 Jimy Williams
1944 Tony LaRussa
1945 John Duffie
1947 Glenn Adams
1948 Dave Johnson
1949 John Wathan
1950 Ed Halicki
1951 Horace Speed
1953 Dave Schuler
1954 Dennis Littlejohn
1954 Bill Atkinson
1955 Lary Sorensen
1956 Charlie Leibrandt
1960 Billy Hatcher
1960 Joe Boever
1961 Mike Sharperson
1962 Chris James
1962 Dennis Cook
1962 Tony Ferreira
1963 Bruce Ruffin
1964 Mark McLemore
1964 John Kiely
1965 Steve Olin
1966 Tim Mauser
1966 Mike Walker
1967 Roger Pavlik
1971 Carlos Crawford
1972 Adam Riggs
1977 Bobby Scales
1978 Kyle Lohse
1981 Joe Thatcher
1982 Ryan Sadowski
1982 Tony Gwynn, Jr.
1982 Jered Weaver
1983 Kurt Suzuki
1984 Drew Stubbs
1986 Stephen Fife
1988 Lonnie Chisenhall
1989 Casey Kelly
1991 Alec Asher
1996 Edgar Garcia

OBITUARIES:

1907 Frank Leary
1911 Emil Geiss
1912 George Knight
1918 Phil Routcliffe
1927 John Richter
1934 Jimmy Callahan
1936 Hercules Burnett
1938 Fred Doe
1941 Walt Justis
1946 John Woods
1952 Bill Zimmerman
1955 Stan Baumgartner
1956 Jake Gettman
1960 Jack Warhop
1961 Roy Golden
1965 Harvey MacDonald
1966 Mike Tresh
1967 Ed Barney
1979 Fred Graf
1979 Ray Wolf
1981 Freddie Lindstrom
1982 Red Barron
1984 Joe Marty
1990 Vance Dinges
1992 Augie Prudhomme
1996 Joe Hoerner
1998 Lee Grissom
2000 Chuck Oertel
2007 Don Nottebart
2009 Barry Lersch
2011 Ralph Hodgin

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1906 With a win over Pittsburgh, Chicago finishes with 116 wins – still the best mark in history (though tied by Seattle many years later…).

1955 Johnny Podres shuts out the Yankees in Game Seven of the World Series, giving Brooklyn their first championship of the century.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1904 The Highlanders used the Rule 5 draft to take Hal Chase from Los Angeles of the PCL.

1927 Among those taken in the Rule 5 Draft was Lefty O’Doul, taken by the Giants, from San Francisco of the PCL.

1937 St. Louis traded Leo Durocher to the Dodgers for Joe Stripp, Roy Henshaw, Johnny Cooney, and Jim Bucher.

1951 Chicago sent Smoky Burgess and Bob Borkowski to Cincinnati for Bob Usher and Johnny Pramesa.

I’m sure it made sense at the time. You know – rebuilding.

In December, Burgess was sent to the Phillies in a multiple player deal that included Andy Seminick and Dick Sisler.

1965 Detroit wants Bill Montbouquette, so they sent George Smith, George Thomas, and later Jackie Moore to Boston.

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