Baseball History for November 18th

<— NOV 17 NOV 19 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1854 Ormond Butler
1857 John Munce
1860 Jim McLaughlin
1863 James Thomas (Deacon) McGuire
1869 Lou Johnson
1872 Frank Griffith
1882 Jack Coombs
1882 Bill Shipke
1884 John Henry (Rip) Vowinkel
1886 Howie Gregory
1889 Ray Shook
1891 Arthur Hauger
1892 Harry Trekell
1892 Les Mann
1892 Pedro Dibut
1894 Sam Covington
1896 Bill Hughes
1899 Ren Kelly
1899 Frank W. (Dutch) Ulrich
1900 Jim Marquis
1900 Vince Shields
1903 George Blackerby
1909 John Joseph (Spike) Merena
1909 Joe Coscarart
1910 Dykes Potter
1910 Joe Cicero
1913 Charlie Fuchs
1916 Ken Burkhart
1921 Les Layton
1922 Kermit Wahl
1923 Roy Wise
1924 Glenn Richard (Rocky) Nelson
1925 Gene Mauch
1926 Roy Sievers
1928 Lou Lombardo
1932 Danny McDevitt
1933 Curt Raydon
1936 Jay Hook
1938 Marion Sylvester (Bud) Zipfel
1940 Cal Koonce
1941 Sterling Slaughter
1943 Jim Shellenback
1943 Dick Joyce
1952 Dan Briggs
1952 Steve Henderson
1953 Gil Rondon
1954 Craig Stimac
1955 Luis Pujols
1958 Cliff Pastornicky
1959 Jeff Heathcock
1961 Mike Felder
1962 Jamie Moyer
1963 Dante Bichette
1965 Scott Hemond
1965 Mark Petkovsek
1965 Chris Howard
1966 Eddie Tucker
1966 Howard Farmer
1966 Ron Coomer
1967 Tom Gordon
1968 Darrell Whitmore
1968 Clay Bellinger
1968 Gary Sheffield
1968 Phil Stidham
1970 Allen Watson
1975 Matt Wise
1975 David Ortiz
1975 Shawn Camp
1978 Wilkin Ruan
1978 Tim Hummel
1979 Steve Bechler
1980 C. J. Wilson
1982 Brent Leach
1983 Travis Buck
1985 Bruce Billings
1991 Jameson Taillon
1992 Michael Reed
1994 Jimmy Lambert
1996 Logan Webb

OBITUARIES:

1883 Mase Graffen
1922 Len Lovett
1928 Jim Gilmore
1933 Charles Strick
1934 Tuffy Stewart
1939 Horace Helmbold
1940 John Harkins
1941 Charlie Kalbfus
1945 Morrie Rath
1946 Johnny Lush
1948 Joe Regan
1951 Wally Mayer
1953 Mike McCormack
1959 Wib Smith
1962 Ed Moyer
1967 Mike Prendergast
1979 Freddie Fitzsimmons
1983 Hilton Smith
1996 John Michaels
1996 Charlie Neal
1999 Jay Heard
2001 Mel Deutsch
2003 Ken Brett
2004 Frank Baldwin
2017 Bob Borkowski

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1886 Pittsburgh leaves the American Association and joins the National League.

1966 Sandy Koufax retires his ailing left arm. He was just 30 years old.

1997 Expansion Draft! Tampa takes Tony Saunders from the Marlins, while Arizona takes Brian Anderson from Cleveland. The deal of the day, though, was probably Tampa taking Bobby Abreu from Houston, then sending him to Philadelphia for Kevin Stocker.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1963 Detroit sends Rocky Colavito, Bob Anderson and $50,000 to Kansas City for Jerry Lumpe, Ed Rakow, and Dave Wickersham.

1997 Boston sends Carl Pavano and (later) Tony Armas to Montreal for Pedro Martinez.

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