Baseball History for October 31st

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1856 John O. (Kick) Kelly

Baseball player, umpire, and boxing referee (among other gentlemanly pursuits). Had a pretty cool life for that era, to be honest.

1862 Hardie Henderson
1864 Dan Bickham
1874 Harry Smith
1876 Ed Fisher
1882 Bert Daniels
1886 Alex Malloy
1887 Ed Burns
1893 Bill Herring
1894 Ray O’Brien
1894 Ken Crawford
1896 Leo Dickerman
1897 Tony Rego
1900 Cal Hubbard
1901 Ray Flaskamper
1904 Allyn Stout
1907 Ray Treadaway
1913 Warren Huston
1916 Ken Keltner
1934 Carl Boles
1937 Dave Tyriver
1938 Jim Donohue
1939 Ed Stroud
1941 Ed Spiezio
1942 Dave McNally
1943 Fred Klages
1943 Bill Voss
1943 John Hoffman
1951 Dave Freisleben
1951 Dave Trembley
1958 Paul Zuvella
1958 Ray Soff
1960 Mike Gallego
1963 Matt Nokes
1963 Mike Smith
1963 Fred McGriff
1964 Steve Rosenberg
1966 Brian Keyser
1968 Ed Taubensee
1969 Damon Mashore
1969 Oreste Marrero
1970 Steve Trachsel
1972 Chris Clemons
1973 Tim Byrdak
1973 David Dellucci
1974 Steve Cox
1981 Mike Napoli
1981 Jared Wells
1982 Alex Hinshaw
1983 Luis Mendoza
1984 Anthony Varvaro
1985 Javy Guerra
1985 Andy Parrino
1987 Yamaico Navarro
1989 Scott McGough
1991 Tony Kemp

OBITUARIES:

1901 John Cahill
1907 Henry Gilroy
1916 Nick Young
1918 Charlie Hilsey
1922 Dick Padden
1933 Charlie Loudenslager
1936 Deacon McGuire
1937 Ed Walsh
1949 Jack Lundbom
1956 John Leighton
1966 Elmer Johnson
1968 Hub Perdue
1968 Ralph Glaze
1970 Johnny Lucas
1974 Buddy Myer
1976 King Lear
1981 Fred Archer
1982 Sheriff Blake
1983 George Halas
1991 Dixie Parsons
1997 Sam Hairston
1998 Bob Thurman
2006 Rocky Nelson
2010 Artie Wilson
2013 Johnny Kucks
2014 Jean-Pierre Roy
2014 Brad Halsey

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

2001 Technically, the game started on 10/31, but Derek Jeter finished it on 11/01 – earning the nickname Mr. November. Jeter’s homer in extra innings was possible because Tino Martinez tied game four with a 9th inning homer off Arizona’s Byung-Hyun Kim.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1956 Cincinnati signs amateur free agent Bobby Henrich.

1960 Ssan Francisco sends Andre Rodgers to the Braves for Alvin Dark.

1972 Milwaukee sends Ken Brett, Jim Lonborg, Ken Sanders, and Earl Stephenson to Philadelphia for Don Money, John Vukovich, and Bill Champion.

1973 Houston sends Jerry Reuss to the Pirates for Milt May. Milt was a fine backstop, but Jerry Reuss was much, much better…

2001 The Dodgers sign amateur free agent pitcher Joakim Soria.

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