Baseball History for August 6th

<— AUG 05     AUG 07 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1860 Jim McDonald
1864 Bobby Wheelock
1872 Sam Mertes
1875 John Davis (Brownie) Foreman
1881 Bayard Heston (Bud) Sharpe
1884 Sherry Magee
1884 Herman Bronkie
1884 Jake Boultes
1888 Hy Gunning
1889 Frank Edward (Buck) Thrasher
1890 Frank Barron
1890 Jack Wallace
1896 Ray Blades
1903 Hal Wiltse
1903 Jim Turner
1904 Herb Cobb
1905 Ed Roetz
1906 Ed Crowley
1906 Clyde Elias (Chad) Kimsey
1907 Tom Hughes
1909 Al Veach
1912 Daniel Albert (Bud) Hafey
1914 Tommy Reis
1917 John McGillen
1918 Leon Culberson
1919 Bobby Sturgeon
1924 Van Fletcher
1926 Ralph Richard (Blackie) Schwamb
1926 Clem Labine
1928 Herb Moford
1936 Dave Gerard
1937 Cam Carreon
1937 Wayne Schurr
1937 Joe Schaffernoth
1941 Ray Culp
1943 Jim Hardin
1945 Andy Messersmith
1947 Jim Dunegan
1949 Mike Reinbach
1954 Ken Phelps
1955 Steve Nicosia
1955 Jim Pankovits
1955 Ron Davis
1957 Bob Horner
1965 John Ramos
1966 Stan Belinda
1968 Darryl Scott
1969 Keith Mitchell
1972 Duane Singleton
1974 Chris Heintz
1974 Luis Vizcaino
1975 Victor Zambrano
1976 Kris Wilson
1982 Justin Germano
1984 Osiris Matos
1986 Jake McGee
1991 Wilmer Flores
1992 John Gant

OBITUARIES:

1912 Dick Van Zant
1914 Ed Curtis
1927 Chick Pedroes
1929 Andy Cusick
1932 Ducky Holmes
1936 Charlie Girard
1937 Bruno Block
1942 Gordon McNaughton
1946 Tony Lazzeri
1947 Gene Good
1953 Bill Phyle
1955 Hooks Cotter
1962 Bob Williams
1964 Curly Ogden
1983 Tip Tobin
1983 Jimmy Wasdell
1993 Tex Hughson
1993 Bob Miller
2000 Marv Felderman
2001 Jim Mallory
2008 Karl Kuehl
2017 Darren Daulton

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1952 Satchel Paige shuts out the Tigers as the Browns win, 1 – 0. For Paige, he is the oldest pitcher to throw a complete game shutout. (As to how old, he won’t tell you.)

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1897 Boston signed New Castle’s Charlie “Piano Legs” Hickman.

1937 Brooklyn purchased Pete Coscarart from Portland of the PCL.

1967 Philadelphia signs amateur free agent hitter Andre Thornton.

1974 Kansas City signed free agent DH Orlando Cepeda.

2003 The Yankees sent Armando Benitez to Seattle for Jeff Nelson. The Yankees got Benitez from the Mets in July – but it didn’t work out.

2004 Colorado sent Larry Walker to the Cardinals for a minor leaguer and two players to be named later.

2018 Detroit sent pitcher Mike Fiers to Oakland for two minor leaguers (later).

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