Baseball History for July 29th

<— JULY 28     JULY 30 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1851 John Greason
1863 Ed Greer
1864 Will Sawyer
1866 Sam Dungan
1868 George Rettger
1876 Emmet Heidrick
1877 Earl Moore
1878 Frank Martin
1879 Ed Donnelly
1880 John Tortes (Chief) Meyers
1886 George Cutshaw
1891 Fred Smith
1895 Sterling Alpa (Dutch) Stryker
1897 Jim Hamby
1899 Walter Beall
1902 Luther Roy
1910 Francis Healy
1911 Roy Henshaw
1917 Robert Lawrence (Buck) Frierson
1920 Erv Dusak
1928 Ken Landenberger
1934 Felix Mantilla
1938 Don Wert
1943 Bill Whitby
1945 Roy Foster
1946 Harvey Shank
1951 Ken Kravec
1951 Greg Minton
1951 Gary Thomasson
1951 Dan Driessen
1956 Jeff Jones
1959 Dave LaPoint
1960 Dar Smith
1962 Randy McCament
1963 Steve Frey
1963 Tommy Gregg
1965 Luis Alicea
1968 Mike Williams
1970 Steve Wojciechowski
1970 Todd Dunn
1971 Johnny Ruffin
1975 Seth Greisinger
1978 Mike Adams
1980 Ryan Braun
1984 Mark Hamilton
1984 Chad Billingsley
1989 Eric Jokisch

OBITUARIES:

1891 Steve Matthias
1931 Conny Doyle
1934 Dan Phelan
1934 Judge McCredie
1937 Pete Fries
1939 John Sowders
1947 George Bausewine
1948 Arnie Stone
1954 Babe Borton
1957 Tommy Thevenow
1959 Boileryard Clarke
1962 Burt Shotton
1964 Vean Gregg
1967 Ray Kolp
1968 Bill Hart
1970 Charley Moore
1973 Don Fisher
1976 Jesse Baker
1976 Elmer Myers
1978 Charlie Bold
1982 Luke Boone
2003 Jim Pruett
2007 Bill Robinson
2008 Lee Wheat
2017 Lee May
2018 Johnny Lewis

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1908 Rube Waddell exacts revenge on the Athletics by fanning 16 batters in a 5 – 4 win for the Browns.

1911 Smokey Joe Wood blanks the Browns, 5 – 0, without allowing a hit.

1944 Annabelle Lee throws the first perfect game in All-American Girls Professional Baseball League history as Minneapolis tops Fort Wayne. Lee is the aunt of Bill “Spaceman” Lee.

1968 Reds starter George Culver tosses a no-hitter to beat the Phillies, 6 – 1.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1919 New York sent Bob McGraw, Allen Russell and cash to Boston for Carl Mays.

1971 St. Louis sent Jose Cardenal, Dick Schofield, andd Bob Reynolds to the Brewers for Ted Kubiak and Chuck Loseth.

1988 Boston sends Curt Schilling and Brady Anderson to the Orioles for Mike Boddicker.

1989 Texas sends Sammy Sosa, Wilson Alvarez, and Scott Fletcher to the White Sox for Harold Baines and Fred Manrique.

By the way, this should be Harold Baines Trade Day. 1989, 1997, and 2000.

1996 Cleveland sends Carlos Baerga and Alvaro Espinosa to the Mets for Jeff Kent and Jose Vizcaino.

2002 Philadelphia sends Scott Rolen and Doug Nickle to St. Louis for Placido Polanco, Mike Timlin, and Bud Smith.

2009 Cleveland trades Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco to the Phillies for Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald, Lou Marson and Jason Knapp.

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