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Encyclopedia > 1961 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world.   Baseball on the professional, amateur, and youth levels is popular in North America, Central America, parts of South America, parts of the Caribbean, and East Asia. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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2000s

2009 • 2008 • 2007 • 2006 • 2005
2004 • 2003 • 2002 • 2001 • 2000 The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ...

1990s

1999 • 1998 • 1997 • 1996 • 1995
1994 • 1993 • 1992 • 1991 • 1990 The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Jim Palmer, a three-time American League Cy Young Award winner, and Joe Morgan, a two-time National League MVP, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first years of eligibility. ...

1980s

1989 • 1988 • 1987 • 1986 • 1985
1984 • 1983 • 1982 • 1981 • 1980 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1984 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 13 - Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson become the 12th and 13th players elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...

1970s

1979 • 1978 • 1977 • 1976 • 1975
1974 • 1973 • 1972 • 1971 • 1970 The following are the baseball events of the year 1979 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1978 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 16 - The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former New York Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ...

1960s

1969 • 1968 • 1967 • 1966 • 1965
1964 • 1963 • 1962 • 1961 • 1960 The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1967 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 20 - The Baseball Writers Association of America voters elect Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1965 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1964 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1963 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1960 throughout the world. ...

1950s

1959 • 1958 • 1957 • 1956 • 1955
1954 • 1953 • 1952 • 1951 • 1950 The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1957 throughout the world. ... September 30 Chicago White Sox pitcher Jim Derrington becomes the youngest pitcher in modern history to start a game. ... The following are the events of the year 1955 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1952 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1951 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1950 throughout the world. ...

1940s

1949 • 1948 • 1947 • 1946 • 1945
1944 • 1943 • 1942 • 1941 • 1940 The following are the baseball events of the year 1949 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1946 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1945 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1944 throughout the world. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1942 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1941 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1940 throughout the world. ...

1930s

1939 • 1938 • 1937 • 1936 • 1935
1934 • 1933 • 1932 • 1931 • 1930 == July == July 4 = Lou Gehrig day was held at Yankee Stadium,Lou said in his speech that he is the luckiest man on the face of the earth. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1938 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1937 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1936 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1935 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1934 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1933 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1932 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1931 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1930 throughout the world. ...

1920s

1929 • 1928 • 1927 • 1926 • 1925
1924 • 1923 • 1922 • 1921 • 1920 The following are the baseball events of the year 1929 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1928 throughout the world. ... April 12 - President Calvin Coolidge throws out the first ball in Washington D.C. as the Washington Senators lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-2. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1926 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1925 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1924 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1923 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1922 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1921 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1920 throughout the world. ...

1910s

1919 • 1918 • 1917 • 1916 • 1915
1914 • 1913 • 1912 • 1911 • 1910 The following are the baseball events of the year 1919 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1918 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1917 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1916 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1915 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1914 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1913 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1912 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1911 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1910 throughout the world. ...

1900s

1909 • 1908 • 1907 • 1906 • 1905
1904 • 1903 • 1902 • 1901 • 1900 The following are the baseball events of the year 1909 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1908 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1907 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1906 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1905 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1904 throughout the world. ... Births June 19 - Lou Gehrig - Hall of Fame First baseman ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1902 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1900 throughout the world. ...

1890s

1899 • 1898 • 1897 • 1896 • 1895
1894 • 1893 • 1892 • 1891 • 1890 The following are the baseball events of the year 1899 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1898 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1897 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1896 throughout the world. ... Births February 6 - Babe Ruth all-time legendary home run hitter ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1894 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1893 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1892 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1891 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1890 throughout the world. ...

1880s

1889 • 1888 • 1887 • 1886 • 1885
1884 • 1883 • 1882 • 1881 • 1880 The following are the baseball events of the year 1889 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1888 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1887 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1886 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1885 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1884 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1883 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1882 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1881 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1880 throughout the world. ...

1870s

1879 • 1878 • 1877 • 1876 • 1875
1874 • 1873 • 1872 • 1871 • 1870 The following are the baseball events of the year 1879 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1878 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1877 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1876 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1875 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1874 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1873 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1872 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1871 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1870 throughout the world. ...

Early Years

1845-1868 • 1869 The following are the baseball events of the years 1845 through 1868 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1869 throughout the world. ...

See also
Sources

This article is currently under construction. Baseball on the professional, amateur, and youth levels is popular in North America, Central America, parts of South America, parts of the Caribbean, and East Asia. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Minor League Baseball. ... Bud Fowler, the first professional black baseball player with one of his teams, Western of Keokuk, Iowa The Negro Leagues were American professional baseball leagues comprising predominantly African-American teams. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ...

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Headline Event of the Year

Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... George Herman Ruth, Jr. ...

Champions

Major League Baseball

The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark... Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Monster Park (colloquially, The Stick or Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Fenway” redirects here. ...

Other champions

The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan in June 2006. ... The Yomiuri Giants have won twenty Japan Series, more than any other team. ... The Yomiuri Giants ) are one of the popular Central League baseball teams based at the Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. ... The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (福岡ソフトバンクホークス) is a Japanese baseball team based in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture. ... Logo of Little League The Little League World Series is a baseball tournament for children aged 11, 12 and in limited circumstances, 13. ... El Cajon (IPA pronunciation in English: ; Spanish: ) is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. ...

Awards and honors

In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... Donald Bernard Schwall (born March 2, 1936 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played with the Boston Red Sox (1961-62), Pittsburgh Pirates (1963-66) and Atlanta Braves (1966-67). ... Billy Leo Williams (born June 15, 1938) is an American former outfielder in Major League Baseball. ...

MLB Statistical Leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Norm Cash DET .361 Roberto Clemente PIT .351
HR Roger Maris NYY 61 Orlando Cepeda SFG 46
RBI Roger Maris NYY 142 Orlando Cepeda SFG 142
Wins Whitey Ford NYY 25 Warren Spahn MLN &
Joey Jay CIN
25
ERA Dick Donovan WSH 2.40 Warren Spahn MLN 3.02
Ks Camilo Pascual MIN 221 Sandy Koufax LAD 269

American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Norman Dalton Cash (November 10, 1934 - October 12, 1986) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Chicago White Sox (1958-1959) and Detroit Tigers (1960-1974). ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... This article is about the baseball concept. ... Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... Orlando Manuel Cepeda Penne (born September 17, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–66), St. ... RBI is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including Reserve Bank of India Run batted in, in baseball Radio Berlin International This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... Orlando Manuel Cepeda Penne (born September 17, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–66), St. ... In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Warren Edward Spahn (April 23, 1921 – November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 21 seasons, all in the National League. ... Joseph Richard Jay(Born:August 15,1935) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... James Edward Preston Muddock also known as Joyce Emmerson Preston Muddock, and Dick Donovan, born May 28, 1842, died January 23, 1934. ... Warren Edward Spahn (April 23, 1921 – November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 21 seasons, all in the National League. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... Camilo Alberto Pascual Lus (January 20, 1934 Havana, Cuba - ) was a pitcher who had an 18 year career from 1954 to 1971. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ...

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 109   53 .673     --
2nd Detroit Tigers 101   61 .623   8.0
3rd Baltimore Orioles 95   67 .586   14.0
4th Chicago White Sox 86   76 .531   23.0
5th Cleveland Indians 78   83 .484   30.5
6th Boston Red Sox 76   86 .469   33.0
7th Minnesota Twins 70   90 .438   38.0
8th Los Angeles Angels 70   91 .435   38.5
9th Washington Senators 61   100 .379   47.5
10th Kansas City Athletics 61   100 .379   47.5

Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present) Cleveland Stadium... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, Angelitos (Spanish), Serafines (Spanish... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...

National League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Cincinnati Reds 93   61 .604     --
2nd Los Angeles Dodgers 89   65 .578   4.0
3rd San Francisco Giants 85   69 .552   8.0
4th Milwaukee Braves 83   71 .539   10.0
5th St. Louis Cardinals 80   74 .519   13.0
6th Pittsburgh Pirates 75   79 .487   18.0
7th Chicago Cubs 64   90 .416   29.0
8th Philadelphia Phillies 47   107 .305   46.0

Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames Phils, The Phightin Phils, The...

Events

January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Billy Hamilton on an 1887-1890 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Old Judge (N172)). William Robert Sliding Billy Hamilton February 16, 1866 - December 15, 1940, was a 19th century Major League Baseball player. ... Max Carey baseball card, 1912 Max George Carey (January 11, 1890 - May 30, 1976) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who starred for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... The Cuban League was one of the earliest and longest lasting professional baseball leagues outside of the United States, operating in Cuba from 1878 to 1961. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1878 throughout the world. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960... Pedro Ramos Guerra (born April 28, 1935 Pinar Del Rio, Cuba - ) was a pitcher with a 15 year career from 1955-1967, 1969-1970. ... Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the original Comiskey Park. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Topps baseball card - 1960 Series, #317 Elijah Jerry (Pumpsie) Green (born October 27, 1933 in Oakland, California) is a former Major League Baseball backup infielder who played with the Boston Red Sox (1959-62) and New York Mets (1963). ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Wrigley Field was a ballpark in Los Angeles which served as host to minor league baseball teams in the region for over 30 years, and was the home park for the Los Angeles Angels in their expansion season of 1961. ... Camilo Alberto Pascual Lus (January 20, 1934 Havana, Cuba - ) was a pitcher who had an 18 year career from 1954 to 1971. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... County Stadium was a ballpark in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1953 to 2000. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Carroll William Hardy (born May 18, 1933 in Sturgis, South Dakota) is a former backup outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1958-1960[start]), Boston Red Sox (1960[end]-1962), Houston Colt . ... Carl Michael Yaz Yastrzemski (pronounced ), i. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1960 throughout the world. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present) Cleveland Stadium... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Monster Park (colloquially, The Stick or Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. ... Stuart Leonard (Stu) Miller (born December 26, 1927 in Northhampton, Massachusetts), is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ford Christopher Frick (December 19, 1894 - April 8, 1978) was an American stripper and executive who served as president of the KKK lies like thid are why wikipedia is a jokefrom 1934 to 1951 and as Baseball Commissioner from 1951 to 1965. ... George Herman Ruth, Jr. ... April 12 - President Calvin Coolidge throws out the first ball in Washington D.C. as the Washington Senators lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-2. ... Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Fenway” redirects here. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Warren Edward Spahn (April 23, 1921 – November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 21 seasons, all in the National League. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The term Los Angeles Angels refers to two professional baseball teams: 1. ... Kenneth Faye McBride (born August 12, 1935 in Huntsville, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Leroy Robert Satchel Paige (July 7, 1906–June 8, 1982)[1] was an American baseball player who pitched in several different Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Paul Rapier Richards (November 21, 1908 - May 4, 1986) was an American player, manager, scout and executive in Major League Baseball. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Chalmer Luman Harris (January 17, 1915 - November 11, 1996) was an American right-handed pitcher, coach, manager and scout in Major League Baseball. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Charles Walter Dressen (September 20, 1898 – August 10, 1966) - alternatively nicknamed Chuck or Charlie - was an American third baseman, manager and coach in Major League Baseball during a career that lasted almost 50 years, but he is best known as the manager of the powerful Brooklyn Dodgers of 1951-53. ... George Robert Birdie Tebbetts (November 10, 1912 - March 24, 1999) was born in Burlington, Vermont, and was raised in Nashua, New Hampshire. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... Gerald Thomas Lynch (born July 17, 1930 in Munger, Michigan), is a former professional baseball player who played outfield in the Major Leagues for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1954-56 and 1963-66) and Cincinnati Reds (1957-63). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. ... John Howard Fisher (born March 4, 1939 in Frostburg, Maryland) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played his major league career with the Oakland Athletics and St. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. ... Johnny Blanchard (born February 26, 1933, Minneapolis, Minnesota), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder and catcher from 1955 and 1959-1965. ... Hector Headley Lopez Swainson (born July 9, 1929 Colón, Panama - ) was a utility player with a 12 year career from 1955 to 1966. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark... Bud Daley (born October 7, 1932 in Orange, California), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1955-1964. ... Ralph George Houk (born August 9, 1919 in Lawrence, Kansas), nicknamed The Major, is a former catcher, coach, manager, and front office executive in Major League Baseball. ... Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ...

Births

January-March

January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Henry Cotto (born January 5, 1961 in New York City, New York), is a former professional baseball player who played primarily outfield in the Major Leagues from 1984-1993. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Casey Todd Candaele (born January 12, 1961 in Lompoc, California) was a Major League Baseball player from 1986 to 1997 for the Montreal Expos, Houston Astros, and Cleveland Indians. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Peter (Mike) Aldrete (born January 29, 1961 in Carmel, California) is a former utility first baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... John Martin Kruk (born February 9, 1961 in Charleston, West Virginia, raised in Keyser, West Virginia in Mineral County the states Potomac Highlands is an American former Major League Baseball player. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A Joel Skinner autographed baseball card. ... This article is about the day. ...   Steven Ontiveros (born March 5, 1961 in Tularosa, New Mexico) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Glenn Earle Davis (born March 28, 1961 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played with the Houston Astros (1984-90) and Baltimore Orioles (1991-93). ...

April-June

is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Stanley Timothy (Tim) Crews (April 3, 1961-March 23, 1993) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched the majority of six seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers -- 1987 to 1992. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kirk McCaskill in his California Angels uniform. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Spike Dee Owen (born April 19, 1961 in Cleburne, Texas) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Seattle Mariners (1983-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-88), Montreal Expos (1989-92), New York Yankees (1993) and California Angels (1994-95). ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Donald Arthur Mattingly (nicknamed Donnie Baseball and The Hit Man) (born April 20, 1961) is a retired first baseman who played for the New York Yankees of the American League from 1982-1995. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Formula One technical director, see James Key (Formula One). ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Curtis Wilkerson (born April 26, 1961 in Petersburg, Virginia), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a utility man from 1983-1993. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kevin Andrew Romine (born May 23, 1961 in Exeter, New Hampshire) is a former Major league outfielder for the Boston Red Sox throughout his career (1985-1991). ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kevin Frank Gross (Born June 8, 1961) in Downey, California, is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Andrés José Padovani Galarraga [gal-lar-RAH-ga] (born June 18, 1961 in Caracas, Venezuela) was a Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the Montreal Expos, St. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gary Andrew Varsho (born June 20, 1961, in Marshfield, Wisconsin) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. ...

July-September

is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Chuck Crim (born July 23, 1961 in Van Nuys, California). ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nelson Santovenia (July 27, 1961 in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a catcher from 1987-1993. ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mike Maddux, older brother of Greg Maddux, is a major league baseball pitcher. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeffrey Lee Russell (born September 2, 1961 Cincinnati, OH - ) was a pitcher with a 14 year career from 1983 to 1996. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jim Corsi was an American baseball player. ... // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... Mark Parent is a published author and the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, Canada for the constituency of Kings North. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Vince Coleman can refer to two different people: Vince Coleman: a train dispatcher died in the Halifax Explosion Vince Coleman: a former Major League Baseball player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Steven Bernard Buechele (born September 26, 1961 in Lancaster, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball from 1985 to 1995 for the Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chicago Cubs. ...

October-December

October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mike Sharperson was a professional baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and a member of that teams 1988 World Series-winning squad. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dan Pasqua (born October 17, 1961 in Yonkers, New York), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues from 1985-1994. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A Topps brand Tim Belcher baseball card. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... James Arthur Presley (born October 23, 1961 Pensacola, FL - ) was an infielder with a 8 year career from 1984 to 1991. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gus Polidor [po-le-DOR], born Gustavo Adolfo Polidor González (October 26, 1961 - April 28, 1995), was a shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the California Angels (1985-88), Milwaukee Brewers (1989-90) and Florida Marlins (1993). ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Charles Swift, born October 27, 1961 in Portland, Maine was a Major League Baseball player. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bob Melvin is the current manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Scott Garrelts (born October 30, 1961 in Urbana, Illinois), is a former professional baseball player who pitched for the San Francisco Giants from 1982-1991. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Argenis Salazar [ar-HAY-nees sah-lah-THAR] (born November 4, 1961 in Anaco, Venezuela) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Montreal Expos (1983-84), Kansas City Royals (1986-87) and Chicago Cubs (1988). ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fred Eloy Manrique Reyes [man-RE-kay] (born November 5, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1981, 1984), Montreal Expos (1985), St. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Greg Gagne (GAG-ne) (born November 12, 1961 in Fall River, MA), was a Major League Baseball Second baseman. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Randy Milligan (born November 27, 1961 in San Diego, California), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a 1st baseman from 1987-1994. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Herman Son Winningham (born December 1, 1961, in Orangeburg, South Carolina) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. ... December 4th redirects here. ... Alexis Infante [in-FAHN-tay], born Fermin Alexis Infante Carpio (December 4, 1961 in Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela), is a former Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1987-89) and Atlanta Braves (1990). ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Alan Henneman (born December 11, 1961 in St. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... George Earl Storm Davis (born December 26, 1961 in Dallas, Texas), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1982-1994. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Warren Aguilera (born December 31, 1961 in San Gabriel, California) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs. ...

Deaths

  • January 5 - Fred Luderus, 75, Phillies first baseman of the 1910s, captain of the 1915 NL champions
  • January 8 - Schoolboy Rowe, 50, 3-time All-Star pitcher who won 158 games, mainly with the Tigers and Phillies
  • January 30 - Aaron Ward, 64, second baseman on the Yankees' first championship team in 1923
  • February 16 - Dazzy Vance, 69, Hall of Fame pitcher who led the NL in strikeouts seven years in a row and won the 1924 MVP award
  • February 19 - Red Smith, shortstop for the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1920s
  • April 15 - Nick Cullop, 73, pitcher for the Cleveland Naps, New York Yankees and St. Louis Browns, who also won 22 games for the 1915 Kansas City Packers in the outlaw Federal League
  • April 23 - Jack Barry, 73, shortstop in the Athletics' "$100,000 infield", coach since 1921 at Holy Cross, where he won the 1952 College World Series and posted the highest career winning percentage (.806) in collegiate history
  • April 28 - Tommy Connolly, 90, Hall of Fame umpire from 1898 to 1931 who worked the first American League game ever, as well as the first contests at Comiskey Park, Shibe Park, Fenway Park, and Yankee Stadium
  • June 18 - Eddie Gaedel, 36, 3'7" player who made one appearance for the 1951 Browns in a stunt promotion
  • July 17 - Ty Cobb, 74, Hall of Fame center fielder widely recognized during his lifetime as the greatest player in the sport's history, and holder of more records than any other player including highest lifetime batting average (.367) and most career hits (4,191), runs (2,245), steals (892), games (3,033) and at bats (11,429)
  • July 17 - Ed Reulbach, 78, pitcher who starred for the Cubs from 1905 to 1913, winning 182 career games
  • July 18 - Hod Eller, 67, pitcher for the Reds from 1917-1921, including a 1919 World Series game which saw him strike out 6 in a row
  • August 3 - Thomas Edward Downey, 77, played from 1909 to 1915 for the Reds, Phillies, Cubs, and Bisons.
  • September 9 - Jesse Barnes, 69, pitcher who won 152 games for the Braves, Giants and Dodgers, including a no-hitter
  • September 9 - Rube Oldring, 77, outfielder who played mainly for the Athletics, including 4 pennant winners
  • December 15 - Dummy Hoy, 99, center fielder who scored over 100 runs nine times, and the game's most accomplished deaf player; he threw out the first ball of the World Series' third game on October 7

 
 

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