Baseball History for July 16th

<— JULY 15     JULY 17 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1838 Dave Birdsall
1850 Bill Allison
1864 John Rainey
1867 John Keefe
1873 Dad Clark
1887 Shoeless Joe Jackson
1889 Marv Peasley
1889 Johnnie Williams
1893 Doc Prothro
1894 Howdy Caton
1897 Hi Bell
1899 Nellie Pott
1905 Lou Garland
1907 Reggie Grabowski
1908 Floyd Newkirk
1910 Bill Norman
1912 Milt Bocek
1914 Don Ross
1919 Art Johnson
1919 Tommy Tatum
1920 Larry Jansen
1923 Len Okrie
1931 Norm Sherry
1936 Eddie Fisher
1937 Lee Elia
1938 Bob Burda
1940 Tom Metcalf
1942 John Purdin
1953 Sheldon Mallory
1954 Jim Lentine
1960 Terry Pendleton
1970 William VanLandingham
1972 Robbie Beckett
1974 Jonathan Johnson
1976 Kory DeHaan
1978 Jorge Vasquez
1982 Jason Windsor
1987 Eric Surkamp
1991 Tommy Joseph
1991 Ildemaro Vargas
1994 Phillip Diehl

OBITUARIES:

1888 Amos Cross
1917 Dick Butler
1921 Arthur Irwin
1930 Rosie Rosebraugh
1940 Bill Leith
1944 Hal Irelan
1945 Tuck Turner
1947 Bill Keen
1954 Jack Bracken
1959 Bob Coleman
1959 Jimmy Ripple
1961 Mike Mitchell
1969 Doc Waldbauer
1971 Earl McNeely
1971 Harry Pattee
1977 Milt Stock
1980 Ernie Vick
1987 Rube Novotney
1997 Rube Fischer
1998 Jess Dobernic
1999 Whit Wyatt
2001 John Dagenhard
2007 Carl McNabb
2010 Kenny Kuhn
2013 Marv Rotblatt
2016 Gordon Massa
2019 Ernie Broglio

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1909 July is scoreless tie month… The Tigers and Senators play two games worth of innings and fail to score in 18 innings. Ed Summers goes the distance and allows just seven hits for Detroit…

1920 Pittsburgh and the Giants go 16 scoreless before the Giants push across seven runs in the seventeenth inning to win. Rube Benton went the distance for the victory.

1933 The Reds take out the Giants in 15 innings, 1 – 0. Again – with all these long scoreless games!!! Red Lucas goes the distance for the win.

1956 John Fetzer and Fred Knoff spend %5.5 million to buy the Tigers from the Briggs family.

1978 Tulsa’s Dave Righetti strikes out 21 Midland Cubs, a Texas League record.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1943 The Giants plucked Dodger Joe Medwick off the waiver wire. Medwick hit .337 the next season and continued to be a productive hitter until age caught up to him in 1948.

1969 Pittsburgh signed amateur free agent pitcher Kent Tekulve.

2003 The Mets sent Armando Benitez to the Yankees for Anderson Garcia, Jason Anderson and minor leaguer Ryan Bicondoa.

2017 Oakland sent Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to Washington for Blake Treinen, Sheldon Neuse, and Jesus Luzardo.

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