Baseball History for July 11th

<— JULY 10     JULY 12 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1865 George Meakim
1865 William Frederick (Pop) Schriver
1872 Harry Maupin
1873 Jimmy Slagle
1884 Harry Wolter
1886 Hank Griffin
1889 Billy Burke
1893 Clarence Blethen
1893 Milt Stock
1898 Joe Batchelder
1899 John Joseph (Binky) Jones
1911 Vito Tamulis
1914 George Binks
1921 Hal Gregg
1924 Al Federoff
1931 Dick Gray
1934 Bob Allison
1937 Verle Tiefenthaler
1938 Ted Schreiber
1942 John Sevcik
1947 Ron Cook
1949 Stan Thomas
1949 Jack Heidemann
1951 Ed Ott
1953 Sam Hinds
1956 Joey McLaughlin
1959 Bert Pena
1962 Brian Brady
1966 Efrain Valdez
1967 Donne Wall
1967 Andy Ashby
1970 Billy Ashley
1972 Mark Little
1977 Javier Lopez
1981 Blaine Boyer
1983 Zach Clark
1984 Jon Meloan
1984 Yorman Bazardo
1986 Bryan Augenstein
1992 Johnny Barbato
1994 Jon Duplantier

OBITUARIES:

1881 Steve Dignan
1884 Bill Smiley
1886 Denny Driscoll
1901 Dave McKeough
1931 Alexander Donoghue
1948 Bert Hall
1952 Dutch Leonard
1953 Lew Wendell
1959 Frank Gilhooley
1972 Johnnie Tyler
1973 George Edmondson
1982 Chet Nichols
1984 Lyle Luttrell
1984 Moose Clabaugh
1987 Joe Bennett
1997 Joe Hauser
2008 Chuck Stobbs
2010 Bob Sheppard

Reggie Jackson called his voice “The Voice of God.” The Yankees public address announcer died at 99. His voice was heard for years afterward announcing Derek Jeter’s at bats.

2012 Art Ceccarelli

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1903 Clyde Bateman of the Waco Steers (North Texas League) tosses a no-hitter to beat Fort Worth, 2 – 0. Two batters reached by walk, but one of those was removed in a double play.

“Not a Hit Made.”, Alexandria Daily Town Talk, 14 July 1903, Page 1.

What made this particularly impressive was that Bateman was the Babe Ruth of this team, often playing the outfield when not pitching owing to his batting skills. And, on 14 May 1903, he hit four homers in a game against Corsica. (His Paris team had not yet moved to Waco.)

“Paris’ Home Run Record”, Fort Worth Telegram, 15 May 1903, Page 5.

1967 Tony Perez hits a homer off Catfish Hunter in the 15h inning to win the All Star Game.

1985 Nolan Ryan fans Danny Heep for his 4000th career strikeout.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1901 Boston signs free agent outfielder Jimmy Slagle.

1947 The Yankees purchase Bobo Newsome from the Senators.

1961 Philadelphia signs amateur free agent hitter Alex Johnson.

1980 Texas purchases knuckler Charlie Hough from the Dodgers. And makes him a starter.

1981 Pittburgh signs amateur free agent hitter Bobby Bonilla.

1992 The Cubs send Danny Jackson to Pittsburgh for Steve Buechele.

2002 The Marlins are dealing… Ryan Dempster goes to the Reds for Juan Encarnacion, Wilton Guerrero, and Ryan Snare. And, Cliff Floyd, Guerrero, Claudio Vargas and cash heads to Montreal for Carl Pavano, Mike Mordecai, Graeme Lloyd, Justin Way, and (later) Don Levinski.

2003 The Marlins add to their World Series roster Ugueth Urbina – sending to Texas Adrian Gonzalez, Ryan Snare and Will Smith.

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