Baseball History for August 15th

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1853 Billy West
1856 John Fischer
1857 Walter Hackett
1859 Charlie Comiskey
1861 Elmer Foster
1864 George Frederick (Doggie) Miller
1869 Tom Morrison
1871 Bill Kissinger
1872 Jack Warner
1872 Lew Carr
1875 Bob Becker
1875 Tom Hess
1877 Willie Mills
1885 Ed Moyer
1887 Joe Casey
1888 Ben Van Dyke
1889 Harry Smith
1891 Tim Bowden
1896 Bill Sherdel
1896 Ben Rochefort
1901 Les Sweetland
1906 George Allan (Red) Peery
1908 Bernie Walter
1911 Mort Flohr
1915 Charley Suche
1916 Cecil Garriott
1919 Ted Pawelek
1922 Jim McDonnell
1924 Frank Whitman
1926 Barney Schultz
1926 Jim Goodwin
1930 Bob Martyn
1932 Jim Snyder
1934 Seth Morehead
1935 Joey Jay
1940 Arlo Brunsberg
1940 Jose Santiago
1941 Tommie Reynolds
1942 Cap Peterson
1944 Mike Compton
1944 John Matias
1945 Don Robert (Duffy) Dyer
1945 Bobby Trevino
1946 Joe Lis
1946 Ernie McAnally
1947 Billy Conigliaro
1950 Tom Kelly
1953 Nino Espinosa
1958 Joe Cowley
1958 Randy Johnson
1958 Tom Dodd
1961 Chris Brown
1963 Eric Fox
1964 Jeff Huson
1966 Dan Walters
1966 Scott Brosius
1967 Mike James
1970 Tony Rodriguez
1972 Chris Singleton
1974 Ramon Morel
1975 Ben Ford
1975 Aaron Scheffer
1977 Allen Levrault
1978 Santiago Ramirez
1979 Ryan Budde
1979 Roberto Novoa
1980 Mel Stocker
1981 Oliver Perez
1984 Jarrod Dyson
1984 Tyson Brummett
1984 Chris Pettit
1987 Jorge De Leon
1990 Adam Cimber
1991 Jon Moscot
1992 Yorman Rodriguez
1993 Nick Gardenwine
1993 Jacob Webb

OBITUARIES:

1901 Gene Bagley
1901 Milt Whitehead
1912 Lou Polchow
1916 John Dyler
1923 Marty Hogan
1929 Jack Manning
1930 Guy Tutwiler
1936 Lew Richie
1941 Jacob Doyle
1943 Art Whitney
1947 Bill Hall
1947 Carlton Lord
1957 Ed Baecht
1960 Ed Wheeler
1963 Karl Drews
1965 Stan Pitula
1966 George Burns
1967 Karl Meister
1969 Howie Williamson
1970 Ray Bates
1972 Jeff Pfeffer
1973 Wild Bill Luhrsen
1976 Jim Henry
1976 Dick Lajeskie
1978 Ed Chaplin
1990 Bob Garbark
1994 Joe Brovia
1999 Greek George
2002 Arnie Moser
2003 Red Hardy
2008 Darrin Winston
2014 Jerry Lumpe
2015 Doc Daugherty
2015 Bud Thomas
2016 Choo Choo Coleman

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1905 The Athletics top the Browns, 2 – 0, in a rain shortened game. Rube Waddell kept the Browns without a hit and had struck out nine of fifteen St. Louis batters he faced.

1989 Dave Dravecky, having recently returned fro cancer surgery, snaps his arm while throwing a pitch. The arm never healed – eventually it and his shoulder were amputated.

1990 Phillies starter Terry Mulholland blanks the Giants, 6 – 0, without allowing a hit. The lone baserunner reached on an error and was removed by a double play.

2011 Jim Thome launches two homers against the Tigers; the last one was his 600th career homer.

2012 Felix Hernandez takes the Rays, 1 – 0, while throwing a perfect game. It was the third perfect game of the season (Humber, Cain).

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1910 Pittsburgh signs Max Carey from South Bend of the Central League.

1973 The White Sox picked up Minnesota Twins starter Jim Kaat off the waiver wire. That worked out pretty well…

1995 Kansas City sent Vince Coleman to Seattle for (later) Jim Converse.

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