Baseball History for August 5th

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1865 Bob Langsford
1867 Jacob Ruppert
1872 Merle Theron (Doc) Adkins
1889 Ralph McConnaughey
1890 Hal Irelan
1892 Fred Ostendorf
1893 Jack Harper
1899 Sam Gibson
1899 Walter Howard (Slim) McGrew
1904 Vic Frazier
1905 Ray Pepper
1913 Fabian Gaffke
1914 Bob Daughters
1914 Bob Loane
1919 Lewis Edward (Buddy) Gremp
1920 Eddie Lukon
1921 Edward Joseph (Ebba) St. Claire
1924 Eddie Yuhas
1924 Rube Novotney
1925 Tony Jacobs
1927 Rocky Krsnich
1937 Dwight Siebler
1937 Bill Pleis
1939 Tommie Aaron
1940 Ossie Chavarria
1943 Nelson Briles
1947 Bernie Carbo
1951 Mardie Cornejo
1953 Jesus de la Rosa
1953 Rick Mahler
1953 John Hale
1953 Rick Bosetti
1956 Dave Rozema
1956 Dave Edler
1958 Reid Nichols
1966 Jerry Nielsen
1968 John Olerud
1969 Marcos Armas
1971 Carlos Pulido
1972 John Wasdin
1976 Bobby Kielty
1977 Mark Mulder
1977 Eric Hinske
1978 Jamal Strong
1981 Carl Crawford
1984 Sean Kazmar
1985 Travis Denker
1987 Tim Federowicz
1989 Guido Knudson
1989 Chasen Bradford
1990 Nick Martinez
1991 Ben Heller
1991 Andrew Bellatti
1992 Domingo Santana

OBITUARIES:

1896 Ben Stephens
1911 Bob Caruthers
1922 Tommy McCarthy
1929 Tony Brottem
1940 Ed Bruyette
1955 Norm Glockson
1956 Paddy Siglin
1960 George Chalmers
1963 Herb Crompton
1964 Ed Coleman
1969 Ralph Caldwell
1969 Verdo Elmore
1972 Red McKee
1975 Bill Morrell
1978 Jesse Haines
1987 Jocko Conlon
1988 Ralph Michaels
1989 Max Macon
1992 Lefty Wilkie
1992 Jim Marquis
2002 Willis Hudlin
2002 Darrell Porter
2005 Cal Hogue
2006 Con Dempsey
2018 Bob Sadowski

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT!!!

1921 Well – if you could bring a radio to the park… Harold Arlin is the first play-by-play man for Pittsburgh’s KCKA, as Pittsburgh tops Philadelphia, 8 – 5.

1969 Willie Stargell is the first player to hit a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium – a 506 ft. blast to help down LA, 11 – 3.

1973 Phil Niekro’s knuckler was never better. Atlanta beats the Padres, 9 – 0, and Phil doesn’t allow a hit.

1986 Eric Davis is strikeout victim #4000 for Steve Carlton – now a Giant.

1993 San Diego’s Tony Gwynn has a 6 for 7 day, his fifth game with at least five hits in the season.

2007 Tom Glavine beats the Cubs for his 300th career win.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1916 Pittsburgh purchases Burleigh Grimes from Birmingham in the Southern Association by sending four players to that minor league club.

1939 The Reds send $40,000 and two players (Nino Bongiovanni and Frenchy Bordagaray) to the Yankees for Vince DiMaggio.

1977 Amateur free agent signings!!! Boston gets catcher Rich Gedman and Philadelphia catches a deer – Rob Dernier.

2004 Arizona sends Roberto Alomar to the White Sox for (later) minor leaguer Brad Murray.

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