Baseball History for August 1st

<— JULY 31     AUG 02 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1850 Michael Campbell
1865 Ed Gastfield
1865 Frank Grant
1872 Clay Fauver
1875 Wiley Davis
1875 Harry Croft
1881 Tom Walker
1890 Edward Haughton (Slim) Love
1891 Bob Emmerich
1892 Roy Sanders
1895 Clem Llewellyn
1899 Joe Shaute
1902 Howard Freigau
1906 Frank Bushey
1916 Elmer Donald (Pep) Rambert
1916 Floyd Stromme
1917 Chet Johnson
1921 Ray Hamrick
1923 George Bamberger
1925 Bobby Balcena
1943 Jackie Warner
1947 Tony Muser
1948 Tommy Smith
1950 Wayne Tyrone
1950 Milt May
1951 Pete Mackanin
1952 Greg Gross
1954 Roger Miller
1957 Myron White
1960 Dave Anderson
1962 Scott Anderson
1967 Gregg Jefferies
1968 Shigetoshi Hasegawa
1968 Brian Bohanon
1969 Brent Knackert
1969 Kevin Jarvis
1971 Travis Driskill
1972 Freddy Garcia
1974 Justin Baughman
1976 Kevin Joseph
1978 Tim Olson
1984 Brandon Kintzler
1985 Cole Kimball
1985 Adam Jones
1988 Roenis Elias
1989 Madison Bumgarner
1989 Nick Ramirez
1990 Kennys Vargas
1990 Aledmys Diaz
1995 T.J. Zeuch

OBITUARIES:

1897 Jake Seymour
1898 Charlie Hackett
1903 Charlie Bohn
1914 Gid Gardner
1914 Con Murphy
1920 Frank Norton
1932 Haddie Gill
1938 Tug Thompson
1946 Bert Sincock
1951 Harry Curtis
1952 Phil Douglas
1958 Ike Boone
1966 Hank Gowdy
1974 Tom Kirk
1989 Don Heffner
1991 Chris Short
1994 Bernie James
2002 Jack Tighe
2005 Milt Nielsen
2007 Pete Naktenis
2008 John Simmons
2011 Alex Pitko
2011 Joe Caffie
2012 Don Erickson
2013 Babe Martin
2015 Hank Izquierdo

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1923 Harry Frazee sells the Red Sox to a group led by J. A. Robert Quinn, who was a business manager of the Browns.

1945 Mel Ott is the first National League batter to hit 500 homers, taking a Johnny Hutchings pitch deep at the Polo Grounds.

1962 Boston’s Bill Montbouquette nips the White Sox, 1 – 0 without allowing a hit.

1972 San Diego’s Nate Colbert hits five homers in a doubleheader, the second person (Stan Musial was the first).

2005 Rafael Palmeiro is suspended for violating the MLB steroid policy.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1896 The Phillies spent $1,500 wisely by purchasing Nap Lajoie from Fall River of the New England League.

1914 Cleveland purhased Bill Wambganss from Cedar Rapids of the Central Association.

1919 The Giants sent Joe Oeschger, Red Causey, Johnny Jones, Mickey O’Neill and a bunch of cash to Boston for pitcher Art Nehf.

1925 The Yankees paid $50,000 to Salt Lake City of the PCL for Tony Lazzeri – and then sent three players back to Salt Lake City the following spring.

1980 The Yankees signed amateur free agent pitcher Jose Rijo.

1985 Cleveland sent Bert Blyleven to the Twins for Jay Bell, Curt Wardle, Jim Weaver, and (later) Rich Yett.

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