Baseball History for July 15th

<— JULY 14     JULY 16 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1851 John Clapp
1857 George Derby
1858 Bill Geiss
1858 John Kerins
1864 Art McCoy
1865 Joe Dowie
1871 Dan McGann
1874 Marion Edward (Mike) Heydon
1876 Pete Dowling
1880 Jack Robinson
1891 Jim Breton
1892 Eugene Franklin (Bubbles) Hargrave
1893 John Cyrus (Red) Oldham
1904 Ray Wolf
1908 Jake Powell
1909 Donald Stafford (Red) Kellett
1909 John Jackson
1912 Joe Rogalski
1915 John Antonelli
1915 John Davis
1915 Marshall (Lefty) Scott
1916 Doyt Morris
1923 Marion Fricano
1923 Bruce Edwards
1924 Bob Barthelson
1925 Bob Wellman
1926 Jesse Levan
1931 Bob Will
1935 Donn Clendenon
1935 Bob Miller
1936 Gene Leek
1939 Mike Shannon
1942 Don Bosch
1943 Dave Adlesh
1946 Ron Diorio
1947 Enrique Romo
1964 Steve Cummings
1965 Kirt Manwaring
1965 Scott Livingstone
1966 Brett Merriman
1970 Joey Long
1971 James Baldwin
1971 Tim Harikkala
1972 Wilson Delgado
1978 Miguel Olivo
1980 Chris Denorfia
1980 Reggie Abercrombie
1980 Jung Bong
1980 Nick Neugebauer
1982 Ryan Wagner
1982 Seunghwan Oh
1982 Fernando Nieve
1984 Anthony Claggett
1984 Brandon Gomes
1985 David Carpenter
1990 Kyle Kubitza
1990 Peter O’Brien
1990 Mac Williamson
1990 Sherman Johnson
1991 Elvis Araujo
1992 Phil Ervin
1994 Ramon Laureano

OBITUARIES:

1893 John Grady
1900 Billy Barnie
1902 Pat Whitaker
1916 Ira Belden
1922 Charlie Kuhns
1928 Al Sauter
1936 Ted Goulait
1937 Tully Sparks
1939 Ed Biecher
1941 Clarence Currie
1941 Frank Isbell
1950 Biddy Dolan
1954 Chris Mahoney
1965 Harry Fanwell
1966 Tommy McMillan
1968 Eddie Kearse
1970 Emilio Palmero
1972 Howie Jones
1973 Jim Murray
1974 Claud Derrick
1988 Clyde Beck
1991 Johnny Vergez
2006 Howdy Groskloss
2010 Billy Loes

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1901 Rookie Christy Mathewson tosses a no-hitter to beat the Cardinals, 5 – 0.

1941 Clarence “Hooks” Iott, having already thrown games with 23 and 25 strikeouts, goes 16 innings for Paragould in the Northeast Arkansas League and strikes out 30 (!) Newport batters. Paragould and Newport ended the game with a 1 – 1 tie.

I’ve only started looking into Hooks – but he had a brief run in the majors. However, he hung around in the minors into the late 1950s or so. He had a big fastball and a so-so curve. And he was wild as all get out – kind of a mild version of Steve Dalkowski.

1967 Roberto Clemente hits a line drive back up the middle thatt catches Bob Gibson in the right leg, fracturing his fibula. Gibson would return around Labor Day and help the Cardinals win the World Series.

1973 Nolan Ryan’s second no-hitter, a 6 – 0 blanking of the Tigers, includes 17 strikeouts and Norm Cash trying to bat with a piano leg.

2005 The nearly forgotten Rafael Palmeiro doubles for his 3000th hit off Joel Pineiro.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1890 Pittsburgh signs free agent Peek-A-Boo Veach

1909 Brooklyn purchases Zack Wheat from Mobile of the Southern Association for $1,200.

1943 Brooklyn sends Bobo Newsom to the Browns for Fritz Ostermueller and Archie McKain – essentially because manager Leo Durocher didn’t want to admit he had been a jerk to Newsom.

1984 The Cubs sent Chuck Rainey and (later) Damon Farmar to the Athletics for a player to be named later – and that player was Davey Lopes, who joined the Cubs on August 31st.

1991 Montreal sends reliever Tim Burke to the Mets for Ron Darling and Mike Thomas.

1996 Cleveland signs amateur free agent Victor Martinez.

2009 Philadelphia signs free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez for the stretch run.

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