Baseball History for August 11th

<— AUG 10     AUG 12 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1853 Michael Joseph (Doc) Kennedy
1868 Dan O’Connor
1874 Ed Walker
1876 Danny Murphy
1877 Harry McNeal
1881 Harry Glenville (Doc) Tonkin
1884 Pete Knisely
1887 Harry Swan
1891 Karl Adams
1891 Walter Barbare
1893 Cecil Algerton (Red) Causey
1899 Frank Brazill
1907 Louid Norman (Bobo) Newsom
1907 Gordon Rhodes
1907 Forest Docenus (Woody) Jensen
1907 Jim Galvin
1913 Bob Scheffing
1917 Frank Joseph (Lefty) Hoerst
1919 Luis Olmo
1922 Bobby Wilkins
1922 Cal Cooper
1928 Bob Stephenson
1932 Steve Korcheck
1936 Bill Monbouquette
1938 Vada Pinson
1942 Sal Campisi
1943 Leroy Reams
1946 Eddie Leon
1946 Mike Hedlund
1949 Luis Melendez
1951 Jim Hughes
1953 Dennis Lewallyn
1953 Rex Hudson
1954 Gary Holle
1955 Bryn Smith
1958 Dorn Taylor
1960 Al Pedrique
1963 Van Snider
1963 Mike Huff
1965 George Canale
1965 Carlos Martinez
1965 John Mitchell
1972 Andrew Lorraine
1976 Bubba Crosby
1978 Eric Crozier
1979 Jorge Padilla
1980 Kurt Birkins
1984 Melky Cabrera
1986 Colby Rasmus
1986 Pablo Sandoval
1987 Drew Storen
1988 Andrew Lambo
1990 Mayckol Guaipe
1991 Wilfredo Tovar
1995 Michael Chavis

OBITUARIES:

1919 Frank Todd
1922 Sam King
1929 Red Long
1935 Jack Zalusky
1938 Red Hill
1943 Fred Woodcock
1947 Harry Davis
1950 Frank Smykal
1955 Babe Ellison
1955 Jerry Byrne
1960 Harry McChesney
1962 Jake Volz
1969 William Marriott
1970 Paul Gillespie
1971 Rusty Pence
1975 Rollin Cook
1981 Walt Huntzinger
1986 Tom Gorman
1987 John McGillen
1993 Bill Wilson
1995 Al Smith
2010 Nellie King
2011 Joe Trimble
2011 Bob Will

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1950 Braves starter Vern Bickford blanks the Dodgers, 7 – 0, without allowing a hit.

1961 Warren Spahn wins his 300th game, beating the Cubs, 2 – 1.

1991 White Sox rookie Wilson Alvarez, in only his second career start, blanks the Orioles, 7 – 0, without allowing a hit.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1919 Philedelphia’s Connie Mack purchases Eddie Rommel from Newark of the International League for $2500.

1950 The Braves sign amateur free agent Gene Conley.

1980 San Diego sends John D’Acquisto to the Expos for (later) Randy Bass.

2008 Cincinnati sends Adam Dunn and cash to Arizona for Dallas Buck and (later) Wilkin Castillo and Micah Owings.

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