Baseball History for November 9th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1846 Andrew Thompson
1850 Harry Little
1857 Alonzo Breitenstein
1858 George Wood
1860 Tom Kearns
1865 Jack Crooks
1867 William Kinsler
1868 Bill Phillips
1869 Harry Morelock
1876 Walter Henry (Judge) McCredie
1885 Gene Moore
1886 Nick Maddox
1888 Jim McGarr
1897 Johnny Gooch
1897 Harvey Hendrick
1899 George Abrams
1902 Mike Kelly
1906 Fred Brickell
1908 Roy Schalk
1911 Ed Linke
1915 Benny McCoy
1916 Walt Lanfranconi
1917 Bob Neighbors
1919 Jerry Priddy
1920 Bill Mueller
1920 Dick Whitman
1920 Homer Spragins
1923 Ted Sepkowski
1925 Bill Bruton
1929 Don Plarski
1931 Red Witt
1931 Dorrell Norman Elbert (Whitey) Herzog
1932 Connie Grob
1935 Bob Gibson
1940 Don Loun
1944 Al Severinsen
1952 Jim Riggleman
1952 Rick Williams
1952 Dave Wehrmeister
1954 Al Greene
1955 Jeff Cox
1957 Teddy Higuera
1962 Dion James
1964 Kevin Mmahat
1968 Andy Carter
1969 Angel Miranda
1970 Chad Ogea
1971 Scott Sauerbeck
1971 Jon Nunnally
1974 Jeff D’Amico
1974 Jose Rosado
1974 Beiker Graterol
1977 Peter Bergeron
1978 Jason Standridge
1978 Todd Self
1979 Dave Bush
1979 Adam Dunn
1981 Chuck James
1984 Joel Zumaya
1988 Curt Casali
1988 Zach Neal
1991 Andrew Knapp
1992 Rowan Wick
1992 Greg Bird
1994 Erick Mejia
1995 Jose Quijada

OBITUARIES:

1887 Billy Riley
1890 Jim Lillie
1895 George Joyce
1914 Heinie Reitz
1914 Danny Green
1915 Otis Johnson
1931 Chris Fulmer
1935 Rex DeVogt
1936 Carl Stimson
1936 Bill Stellberger
1940 George Bird
1941 Fred Worden
1956 Lem Hunter
1958 Walt Meinert
1960 Al Nixon
1970 Howard Maple
1971 Bill Dreesen
1976 Bud Culloton
1977 Fred Haney
1977 Jack Ogden
1987 Ed Cihocki
1988 Bob Weiland
2006 Garton Del Savio
2008 Preacher Roe
2011 Benny McCoy
2014 Kelvin Moore
2015 Tommy Hanson

Delayed complications of cocaine and alcohol toxicity (Stevens, Alexis. “Autopsy: Ex-Braves Pitcher Tommy Hanson Died From Cocaine, Alcohol”, Atlanta Journal Constitution, 11 December 2015.)

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1953 Reaffirming Baseball’s status as a sport and not a business, baseball remains exempt from anti-trust laws. The Supreme Court was reviewing a case that stemmed from Yankee minor leaguer George Toolson, who didn’t want to accept a demotion from AAA to AA ball. The Yankees chose to place him on an ineligible list, so Toolson claimed he was being deprived of his rights to make a living. The Supreme Court sided with baseball, 7 – 2.

(Young, Dick. “Curt Flood, George Toolson: They’re From Different Baseball Eras, But Their Problem is the Same. Toolson Lost. Will Flood?”, Orlando Sentinel, 07 January 1970, Page 4C.)

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1912 The Reds pick up Frank Chance after the Cubs waive their player-manager.

1925 Brooklyn signs Rabbit Maranville after he had been waived by the Cubs.

1973 San Diego sends Clay Kirby to the Reds for Bobby Tolan and Dave Tomlin.

1977 Texas signs free agent slugger Richie Zisk.

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