Baseball History for July 30th

<— JULY 29     JULY 31 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1863 Tod Brynan
1869 George Wheeler
1870 Bill Merritt
1890 Charles Dillon (Casey) Stengel
1894 Chuck Ward
1894 Bill Cunningham
1900 Paul Fitzke
1905 Hal Finney
1906 Johnnie Tyler
1908 Frankie Pytlak
1912 Charlie Uhlir
1912 Carl Doyle
1912 Johnny Rizzo
1914 Steve Peek
1915 Jerry Witte
1918 Jack Conway
1922 Joe Coleman
1923 Paul Minner
1925 Bill Moisan
1925 Bill Glynn
1928 Bill Hall
1928 Joe Nuxhall
1930 Gus Triandos
1941 Bob Barton
1944 Pat Kelly
1944 Doug Rader
1947 Jim Spencer
1952 Mickey Mahler
1954 Ellis Valentine
1957 Steve Trout
1957 Clint Hurdle
1958 Scott Fletcher
1959 Ricky Horton
1959 Mike Jones
1960 Steve Ellsworth
1962 Tom Pagnozzi
1963 Jeff Shaver
1965 Todd Haney
1966 Mike Anderson
1971 Ron Blazier
1971 Calvin Murray
1975 Oswaldo Mairena
1975 Matt Erickson
1980 Edwin Moreno
1985 Dylan Axelrod
1986 Scott Diamond
1989 Jesse Hahn
1989 Matt Skole
1993 Jake Faria
1993 Jared Walsh

OBITUARIES:

1928 Charlie Becker
1933 Frank Allen
1941 Mickey Welch
1941 Howie Shanks
1942 Jim Baskette
1943 Charlie Fritz
1947 Ed Seward
1947 Chick Robitaille
1953 Leon Chagnon
1955 Dave Rowan
1956 Tommy Sewell
1966 Harry Hedgpeth
1969 Flint Rhem
1976 Jack Knight
1980 Joe Lucey
1986 Mickey Heath
1991 Allen Conkwright
1993 Bob Wright
2003 Gene Hasson
2005 Ray Cunningham
2008 Porter Vaughan
2014 Dave Bakenhaster
2016 Jose Arcia
2016 Alan Brice

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1917 In a game against Washington, Ty Cobb, Bobby Veach, and Ossie Vitt batted 5 for 5 in a 16 – 4 win.

1968 Washington’s Ron Hansen completes an unassisted triple play against Cleveland – the eighth in history. In the bottom of the first Joe Azcue lined to Hanson, stepped on second to double Dave Nelson, then tagged Russ Snyder who was coming from first.

“Indians Rip Nats By 10 – 1”, Newport News Daily Press, 31 July 1968, Page 15.

1973 Rangers pitcher Jim Bibby throws a no-hitter to beat Oakland, 1 – 0.

1980 J. R. Richard suffers a career ending stroke, despite being recently released from a hospital after tests showed nothing was wrong.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1890 Cleveland spends $300 wisely, purchasing Cy Young from Canton of the Tri-State League.

1908 Philadelphia spends $1000 wisely, purchasing Shoeless Joe Jackson from Greenville of the Carolina Association. Of course, Mack had outfielders, so he sent Jackson to Cleveland exactly two years later as the player to be named later in the Bris Lord for Morrie Rath deal.

1924 Philadelphia spends $2000 wisely, purchasing Jimmie Foxx from Easton of the Eastern Shore League.

1979 In a deal that was essentially Oscar Gamble for Mickey Rivers, the Yankees got Gamble, Ray Fontenot and Gene Nelson for Rivers and three guys who never made the majors.

1985 Texas signs amateur free agent outfielder Sammy Sosa.

1996 Boston sends Jamie Moyer to Seattle for Darren Bragg.

2004 Tampa Bay sends Victor Zambrano and Bartolome Fortunato to the Mets for Scott Kazmir and Jose Diaz.

2013 Detroit sent Avisail Garcia to the White Sox and Brayan Villarreal to Boston. The White Sox sent Jake Peavy to the Red Sox, and the Red Sox sent Jose Iglesias to Detroit and three minor players to the White Sox.

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