Baseball History for October 17th

<— OCT 16     OCT 18 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1857 Bill Morgan
1859 William (Buck) Ewing
1861 Dan Stearns
1863 Charles Columbus (Count) Campau
1870 George Nicol
1873 Frank Edward (Pop) Dillon
1877 Ed Kenna
1886 Bert Maxwell
1887 Harry Kirsch
1892 Frank Madden
1892 Ted Welch
1898 Clint Blume
1900 Ernie Wingard
1906 Paul Derringer
1908 Robert Abial (Red) Rolfe
1915 Mike Sandlock
1917 Johnny Ostrowski
1918 Howie Moss
1919 Charlie Cozart
1921 Ken Brondell
1927 Johnny Klippstein
1928 Jim Gilliam
1929 Hardy Peterson
1931 Dan Porter
1933 Bob Powell
1942 Pete Cimino
1945 Bob Christian
1946 Rich Folkers
1947 Jim Hutto
1957 Kelly Paris
1960 Ken Dixon
1961 Dan Pasqua
1962 Glenn Braggs
1963 Ravelo Manzanillo
1965 Charlie Montoyo
1967 Mark Johnson
1969 Chris Tremie
1970 John Mabry
1974 John Rocker
1974 Curt Lyons
1974 Luis Pineda
1975 Hector Almonte
1976 Seth Etherton
1976 Jason Jones
1979 Gil Velazquez
1979 John Ennis
1981 Brett Campbell
1981 Edwin Maysonet
1982 Abe Alvarez
1983 Mitch Talbot
1985 Jose De La Torre
1985 Carlos Gonzalez
1986 Dan Butler
1988 Stefen Romero
1989 Chris Mazza
1990 Rafael Montero
1992 Hanser Alberto
1994 Myles Straw

OBITUARIES:

1905 Joe Otten
1937 Clyde Hatter
1939 George Bristow
1940 George Davis
1944 Jack Powell
1950 Tom Tuckey
1951 Al Clancy
1953 Jim Delahanty
1961 Harry Felix
1962 Olaf Henriksen
1964 Carson Bigbee
1966 Bob Swift
1971 Mike Massey
1977 Cal Hubbard
1981 Johnny Peacock
1982 Hank McDonald
1985 Bud Sheely
1987 Pete Cote
1989 John Mackinson
1992 John O’Connell
1996 Bob Adams
2004 Ray Boone
2007 Mickey Rutner
2010 Joe Lis
2017 Ed Barnowski

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1960 National League owners agree to expand, awarding franchises to New York (Mets) and Houston (Colt 45’s).

1971 Roberto Clemente homers and Steve Blass tops the Orioles in Game Seven to give the Pirates a World Series championship.

1979 Willie Stargell homers and the Pirates beat the Orioles in Game Seven to give the Pirates a World Series Championship.

1989 An earthquake prior to Game Three halts the World Series between Oakland and San Francisco.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1929 Cincinnati purchases outfielder Bob Meusel from the Yankees.

1962 St. Louis sends Larry Jackson, Lindy McDaniel, and Jimmy Schaffer to the Cubs for George Altman, Don Cardwell, and Moe Thacker.

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