Baseball History for July 6th

<—JULY 05     JULY 07 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1843 Wes Fisler
1856 Fred Robinson
1861 Jake Aydelott
1865 Mike Jones
1871 George Paynter
1875 Bill Magee
1879 Ed Holly
1881 Walter Carlisle
1881 Roy Hartzell
1890 Lucien Edward (Lefty) Gervais
1891 Steve O’Neill
1893 Clarence Clemet (Shovel) Hodge
1899 Lenny Metz
1905 Ned Porter
1908 Darrell Elijah (Cy) Blanton
1916 Bill Donovan
1917 Ken Sears
1918 Hal Marnie
1919 Hardin Cathey
1920 Jay Avrea
1924 Frank Kellert
1929 Angelo LiPetri
1930 Karl Olson
1938 John Boozer
1938 Barry Shetrone
1947 Lance Clemons
1947 Nestor Chavez
1952 Cardell Camper
1954 Jason Thompson
1954 Willie Randolph
1957 Rich Murray
1960 German Rivera
1963 Todd Burns
1963 Lance Johnson
1966 Darrin Winston
1966 Jeremy Hernandez
1967 Omar Olivares
1969 Jeff Darwin
1972 Greg Norton
1977 Mike Ryan
1990 Preston Tucker
1991 Nick Goody
1992 Manny Machado
1994 Andrew Benintendi
1994 Brandon Lowe
1996 Jonathan Hernandez

OBITUARIES:

1934 Ray Francis

Francis had a heart attack on his first day with the motorcycle patrol in Atlanta.  He was 41.

“Ray Francis Dies Of Heart Attack”, Atlanta Constitution, 07 July 1934, Page 1.

1941 Jack Theis
1949 Ike Caveney
1951 Ted Easterly
1965 Jimmy Ring
1966 Sad Sam Jones
1967 Jim Asbell
1967 Cotton Knaupp
1968 Chief Youngblood
1970 Harry Wolter
1973 Wickey McAvoy
1980 Walt Craddock
1982 Bob Johnson
1986 Eddie Yuhas
1998 Ed Sanicki
2003 Ed Chandler
2005 Al Porto
2008 Ron Jackson
2017 Dom Zanni

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1933 Babe Ruth’s homer gives the American League the win over the National League, 4 – 2, in the first All Star Game held in Comiskey Park.

1977 Greg Gross homers for the Cubs. It was his first, but it took 1888 plate appearances to get that first one – the longest it took any player to get homer #1.

1983 The All Star Game returns to Comiskey Park on the 50th anniversary of that first one. This time it was a Fred Lynn grand slam, the first slam in an all star game, that allowed the American League to break an 11 game winning streak held by the NL.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1965 Pittsburgh signs amateur free agent pitcher Woody Fryman.

1979 Los Angeles purchases pitcher Fernando Valenzuela from Yucatan of the Mexican League.

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