Baseball History for August 17th

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1861 Chris McFarland
1866 George Harper
1871 Bill Keister
1871 Charlie Brown
1873 Effie Norton
1883 Walt Justis
1888 Vince Molyneaux
1891 Reginald Bertrand (Jack) Powell
1891 Arch Reilly
1892 Johnny Rawlings
1896 Doug McWeeny
1897 Ed Lennon
1897 Joe Bradshaw
1898 Bill Pertica
1900 Elmer Pence
1901 Charles Akin (Slim) Embry
1904 Augie Walsh
1905 Johnny Watwood
1906 Harvey Willos (Hub) Walker
1907 Ed Durham
1910 Pat McLaughlin
1913 Rudy York
1919 Clem Hausmann
1919 Ernie Nevel
1920 Vern Bickford
1923 Tom Clyde
1923 Duke Markell
1924 Larry Ciaffone
1930 Glen Gann (Buck) Varner
1933 Jim Davenport
1936 John Buzhardt
1937 Diego Segui
1938 Dick Lines
1941 John Wesley (Boog) Powell
1943 Ken Turner
1946 Claude Edward (Skip) Lockwood
1948 Bill Parsons
1950 Larry Johnson
1950 Dave Lemanczyk
1951 Clell Lavern (Butch) Hobson
1957 Bill Landrum
1959 Jeff Moronko
1959 Brad Wellman
1963 Jeff Fischer
1965 Alex Cole
1966 Tony Barron
1967 Kelly Mann
1971 Roberto Ramirez
1971 Jim Converse
1971 Jorge Posada
1972 Jeff Abbott
1973 Adam Butler
1974 Jeff Liefer
1976 Mike Cervenak
1976 Yohanny Valera
1976 Matt Anderson
1977 Mike Maroth
1978 Chad Qualls
1980 Chris Waters
1980 Jeff Ridgway
1980 Mike O’Connor
1980 Brett Myers
1982 Travis Metcalf
1983 James Benjamin (Tuffy) Gosewisch
1983 Dustin Pedroia
1983 Tyler Greene
1987 Thomas Neal
1990 Kyle Farmer
1991 Dillon Overton
1993 Victor Caratini
1993 Jesse Winker
1995 Blake Taylor

OBITUARIES:

1914 Harry Steinfeldt

According to his Kentucky death certificate, Steinfeldt suffered a cerebral hemorrhage four days earlier.

Steinfeldt is the third baseman of that Tinker to Evers to Chance team – a very good player.  He had been released in 1912 and, according to his obituary in the Cincinnati Enquirer, was working with his father-in-law for a company that manufactured baking utensils.

1920 Ray Chapman

Fractured skull and related injuries after getting beaned by Carl Mays the day before.

1930 Harry Maskrey
1940 Bock Baker
1950 Paddy O’Connor
1950 Pit Gilman
1951 Doc Crandall
1951 Ren Wylie
1961 Jack McCandless
1964 Happy Felsch
1967 Ray Caldwell
1968 Forrest More
1969 Frank Shellenback
1974 Johnny Barrett
1975 Jack Schulte
1975 Jack Enright
1976 Bert Tooley
1980 Jonah Goldman
1982 Moxie Meixell
1986 Walt Lanfranconi
1986 Sammy Vick
1989 Fred Frankhouse
1993 Al Sima
1998 Johnny Lipon
1999 Randy Heflin
2002 Jimmy Bloodworth
2007 Dee Sanders
2009 Davey Williams
2013 Jack Harshman
2013 Rod Craig
2014 Dick Teed
2017 Steve Arlin

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1904 Boston’s Jesse Tannehill blanks the White Sox, 6 – 0, without allowing a hit.

1933 Lou Gehrig passes Everett Scott’s consecutive game record by appearing in his 1,308th game.

1992 Los Angeles starter Kevin Gross no-hits the Giants, 2 – 0.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1929 The Yankees purchased Lefty Gomez from San Francisco of the PCL for $45,000.

1967 Houston sent Eddie Mathews to the Tigers for (later) Fred Gladding and Leo Marentette.

1986 Seattle sends Dave Henderson and Spike Owens to the Red Sox for three players to be named later, including Mike Brown and Mike Trujillo.

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