Baseball History for July 4th

<— JULY 03     JULY 05 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1847 Levin Jones
1852 Jerry Turbidy
1853 Bill Sullivan
1856 James John (Chief) Roseman
1858 Chris Fulmer
1859 Mickey Welch
1861 Louie Heilbroner
1863 Jim McTamany
1864 Fred Donovan
1865 Frank Millard
1880 Edward Ottis (Pinky) Swander
1880 George Mullin
1884 Jack Warhop
1884 Lou Manske
1886 William Jennings (Duke) Kenworthy
1890 Milt Reed
1891 Jacob Frank (Stump) Edington
1898 Bobby Murray
1900 James Lavoisier (Dot) Fulghum
1900 Wes Kingdon
1904 Ed Cotter
1904 Mel Ingram
1917 Mike Palagyi
1922 Loren Bain
1928 Chuck Tanner
1929 Werner Joseph (Babe) Birrer
1929 Bill Tremel
1929 Bill Tuttle
1930 George Steinbrenner
1931 Bobby Malkmus
1937 Gordon Seyfried
1942 Hal Lanier
1944 Fred Rico
1946 Joe Henderson
1947 Jim Minshall
1947 Jim Nelson
1948 Ed Armbrister
1948 Wayne Nordhagen
1954 Jim Beattie
1954 Dan Larson
1962 Johnny Abrego
1963 Jose Oquendo
1967 Vinny Castilla
1971 Brendan Donnelly
1973 Jay Canizaro
1974 Jeff Harris
1979 Amauri Sanit
1981 Francisco Cruceta
1983 Sergio Santos
1985 Jared Hughes
1989 Jabari Blash
1990 Matt Dermody
1992 Zac Curtis
1992 Mike Ford

OBITUARIES:

1892 Frank Millard
1907 Connie McGeehan
1911 Jimmy Mathison
1922 John Pickett
1925 George Derby
1938 Chief Roseman
1947 Jeff Sweeney
1960 Frank Parkinson
1961 Jake Hehl
1962 Abe Kruger
1966 Jesse Purnell
1969 Lew Drill
1973 Walter Schmidt
1974 Jack Compton
1978 Joe Vance
1980 Jack Martin
1984 Doyt Morris
1986 Oscar Roettger
1993 Walter Stephenson
1994 Tex Hoyle
1994 Cal Cooper
2006 Chet Hajduk
2008 Julio Gotay
2011 Wes Covington
2014 Earl Robinson
2017 Gene Conley

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1905 Rube Waddell and Cy Young pitch into the 20th inning before the Athletics score two to break the tie, 4 – 2.

1908 Giants pitcher Hooks Wiltse loses his perfect game when he hits George McQuillan with a pitch with two outs in the ninth. The Giants scored in the tenth to win, 1 – 0, and Wiltse completed the extra innings no-hitter.

1912 Tigers ace George Mullin sends the holiday crowd home happy as he no-hits the Browns to win 7 – 0 (and adds three hits of his own).

1932 Bill Dickey is suspended 30 days for breaking the jaw of White Sox outfielder Carl Reynolds with a single punch. Reynolds collided with Dickey trying to score and Dickey wasn’t happy, so he decked Reynolds. Dickey was suspended for a month and fined $1,000.

1939 Lou Gehrig Day in NYC – includes the famous “Luckiest man on the face of the earth…” speech.

That same day, Jim Tabor hit a pair of grand slams against the Athletics.

1984 Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox, 4 – 0.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1946 The Braves signed amateur infielder Alvin Dark.

1961 Milwaukee purchases Johnny Antonelli from Cleveland.

2002 Seattle signs amateur free agent pitcher Felix Hernandez.

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