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This year in baseball

Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher, and an offensive player called a batter attempts to hit it with a tapered, cylindrical, smooth stick called a bat. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 16 - Curt Flood, Gold Glove outfielder of the St. ... 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. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 19 - The Baseball Writers Association of America elects Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra and Early Wynn 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. ... 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 4 - Mary Shane is hired by the Chicago White Sox as the first woman TV play-by-play announcer. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 19 - Eddie Mathews is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America on 301 of 379 ballots. ... // This year in baseball Events January 23 - Willie Mays receives 409 of 432 votes in the Baseball Writers Association of America election to earn enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. ... 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. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 15 - In his first year of eligibility, former St. ... 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. ... 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 10 - Luis Aparicio, Don Drysdale and Harmon Killebrew 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 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm 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 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 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. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... // 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. ... 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 7 - Pitchers Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... // 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. ... // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Steve Carlton is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving almost 96% of the vote. ... Events July-December 1995 World Series: The Atlanta Braves win 4 games to 2 over the Cleveland Indians. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June January 8 - For only the 7th time in major league history, the Baseball Writers Association of America fails to select a player for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield escapes serious injury when he is hit by a car while out jogging. ... 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. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... 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. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 16 - Outfielders Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in their first year on the ballot. ... 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. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June April 4 - Sammy Sosa hits his 500th career home run off Cincinnati Reds pitcher Scott Sullivan in the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park, becoming only the 18th player in Major League Baseball history to... This year in baseball: 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June February 15: Alex Rodriguez is traded to the New York Yankees. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Calendar July 12: All-Star Game, at Comerica Park, Detroit July 31: Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. October 4: Division Series begin October 11: League Championship Series begin October 22: World Series begins...

Events

January-June

  • May 1 - Hank Aaron goes 4-for-4, driving in two runs in the Milwaukee Brewers 17–3 win over the Detroit Tigers. This brings his career RBI total to 2,211, breaking Babe Ruth's published record of 2,209. On February 3, 1976, the Records Committee will revise Ruth's total to 2,204; so, in actuality, Aaron set the record on April 18, 1975.

January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Ralph McPherran Kiner (born October 27, 1922) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current announcer. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Founded in 1908 as the Baseball Writers Association of America, the BBWAA is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... William Jennings Bryan Herman (July 7, 1909 - September 5, 1992) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Earl Averill (May 21, 1902 - August 16, 1983) was an American player in Major League Baseball who was a center fielder from 1929 to 1941. ... Stanley Raymond Bucky Harris (November 8, 1896 - November 8, 1977) was a Major League Baseball player, manager and executive. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... William Julius Judy Johnson was born on October 26, 1899 in Snow Hill, Maryland, USA. Although his father wanted him to be a boxer, Johnson, who was 5 ft 11 in (1. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is located in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. With over 16,000 students, Georgia Tech is one of four public research universities in the University System of Georgia. ... In baseball, a shutout refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score any runs. ... Earlham College Earlham College is a highly selective Quaker liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced NC-Double-A) is a voluntary and often controversial association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama, United States), is an American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... George Herman Ruth, (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), better known as Babe Ruth and also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Monster Park (colloquially, The Stick, after its original name of Candlestick Park) is an outdoor sports and entertainment arena located in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Robert Jose Watson (born April 10, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) was a Major League Baseball player for the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves from 1966-1984. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... Dave Concepción (b. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... See also: 1875 in sports, 1877 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball February 2 - The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs is formed in New York at the Grand Central Hotel in New York City. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... For the team that played in the American Association 1882-1891, see Philadelphia Athletics (American Association). ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... A pinch runner is a baseball player substituted for the specific purpose of replacing a player on base. ... Herb Washington was a world-class sprinter tapped by Oakland As owner Charles Finley in 1974 to become baseballs first (and only) designated runner. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... Fielding in the sport of cricket is what fielders do to collect the ball when it is struck by the batsman in such a way as to either limit the number of runs that the batsman scores or get the batsman out by catching the ball or running the batsman... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... In baseball, a shutout refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score any runs. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Michael Stephen Lolich (born September 12, 1940) was a baseball player. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... William Ashley Freehan (born November 29, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played his 15_year career with the Detroit Tigers (1961, 1963-76). ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... Baseball In Baseball, a Pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. ... The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball team based in Flushing, Queens, New York. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama, United States), is an American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining, as the last day of May. ... César Leonardo Tovar (July 3, 1940 - July 14, 1994), nicknamed Pepito and Mr. ... Texas Rangers American League AAA Oklahoma RedHawks AA Frisco RoughRiders A Bakersfield Blaze Clinton LumberKings Spokane Indians R Arizona Rangers The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... James Augustus Catfish Hunter (April 8, 1946 - September 9, 1999) was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ... Nolan Ryan Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Sanford Sandy Koufax (born Sanford Braun on December 30, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955 to 1966. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... Luis Tiant [loo-IS tee-ANT] (born November 23, 1940 in Marianao, Cuba), born Luis Clemente Tiant Vega, is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1964-1969), Minnesota Twins (1970), Boston Red Sox (1971-1978), New York Yankees (1979-80... The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Denton True Young (March 29, 1867 - November 4, 1955) was the pre-eminent baseball pitcher during the 1890s and 1900s. ... Mel Parnell (born June 13, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. ... Smokey Joe Wood (October 25, 1889 - July 27, 1985) was a Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. ... Joseph Gordon Joe Dobson (January 20, 1917 - June 23, 1994), also nicknamed Burrhead , was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played with the Cleveland Indians (1939-40), Boston Red Sox (1941-43, 1946-50, 1954) and Chicago White Sox (1951-53). ... Robert Moses Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history, and in the opinion of many - including noted baseball historian Bill James - the best pitcher ever. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio), nicknamed The Rocket, is among the preeminent Major League baseball pitchers of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. ... Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a Major League Baseball knuckleballing right-handed pitcher who plays with the Boston Red Sox (1995-present). ... Carl Yaz Yastrzemski Carl Michael Yastrzemski (born August 22, 1939 in Southampton, New York, United States) was a Major League Baseball player of Polish origin. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is used in baseball to track the performance of pitchers and batters. ... James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 - July 21, 1967) was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play the game of baseball. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no experience. ... Frederic Michael Fred Lynn (born February 3, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Boston Red Sox (1974-80), California Angels (1981-84), Baltimore Orioles (1985-88), Detroit Tigers (1988-89) and San Diego Padres (1990). ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a single is the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... In baseball statistics, total bases is the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i. ...

July-December

  • August 9 - Davey Lopes steals his 32nd consecutive base for the Dodgers without being caught in a 2–0 win over the Mets. This breaks the major-league record set by Max Carey in 1922.
  • August 21 - Pitching brothers Rick Reuschel and Paul Reuschel combine to hurl the Cubs to a 7–0 victory over the Dodgers —the first time brothers have collaborated on a shutout. Paul takes over when Rick is forced to leave in the 7th inning because of a blister on his finger.
  • September 2 - Giants Johnny LeMaster set a major league record hitting an inside-the-park home run in his first at bat, during a 7-3 win over the Dodgers. Brian Downing two years ago was the first ML player to hit his first homer inside-the-park, but not in his first at bat.
  • September 3 - On the final pitch of his Hall of Fame career, Cardinals' great Bob Gibson gives up a grand slam to Pete LaCock. It will be LaCock's only bases-loaded homer of his career.
  • December 23 - Arbitrator Peter Seitz announces a landmark decision in favor of the Players' Association, making pitchers Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally free agents. Seitz is immediately fired by John Gaherin, chairman of the owners' Player Relations Committee. McNally, who retired June 8th, will not return to the ML, finishing with a 184-119 career record.

July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the 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. ... Bill Madlock (born Bill Madlock Jr. ... July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Wilbur Wood (born October 22, 1941 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is a former Major League Baseball knuckleball pitcher, for the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, and most notably, the Chicago White Sox where he got 163 of his 164 wins. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... In baseball, a shutout refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score any runs. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball team based in Flushing, Queens, New York. ... In baseball, a single is the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is the manager of the New York Yankees and a former Major League Baseball player in the National League for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, St. ... After stepping on second base, the fielder throws to first to complete a double play In baseball, a double play (denoted on statistics sheets by DP) is the act of making two outs during the same continuous playing action. ... The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... David Earl Lopes (born May 3, 1945 in East Providence, Rhode Island) is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Max Carey baseball card, 1912 Max George Carey (January 11, 1890 - May 30, 1976) was a Major League Baseball player. ... See also: 1921 in sports, 1923 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Fitzroy wins the 26th VFL Premiership (Fitzroy 11. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Rick Reuschel (pronounced RUSH-el) (born May 16, 1949 in Quincy, Illinois) was a major league baseball pitcher from the early 1970s into the late 1980s. ... In baseball, a shutout refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score any runs. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... George Thomas Seaver (born November 17, 1944 in Fresno, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for four different teams, primarily the New York Mets, from 1967 to 1977 and in 1983. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years). ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... Brian Downing was a professional baseball player who had a 20-year MLB career. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... The St. ... Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935) was a right_handed pitcher for the St. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... Rennie Stennett, born Renaldo Antonio Stennett Porte (April 5, 1951 in Colón, Panama), is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1971-79) and San Francisco Giants (1980-81). ... Wilbert Robinson on a 1895 Mayo Cut Plug (N300) baseball card. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... In baseball, a shutout refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score any runs. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... John Candelaria was a left handed pitcher who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, and Los Angeles Dodgers between 1975-1993. ... Rick Reuschel (pronounced RUSH-el) (born May 16, 1949 in Quincy, Illinois) was a major league baseball pitcher from the early 1970s into the late 1980s. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years). ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. ... Roland Fingers giving his trademark handlebar moustache a twirl. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... Fenway Park is the home ballpark for the Boston Red Sox baseball club. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Peter Edward Rose, Sr. ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ted Turner Robert Edward Ted Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... John Alexander (Andy) Messersmith (born August 6, 1945 in Toms River, New Jersey) was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher from 1968 until 1979. ... David Arthur (Dave) McNally (October 31, 1942–December 1, 2002) was a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher from 1962 until 1975. ... In North American sports, a free agent is a player whose contract with a team has run out and is now free to sign with another team. ...

Awards

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. ... Frederic Michael Fred Lynn (born February 3, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Boston Red Sox (1974-80), California Angels (1981-84), Baltimore Orioles (1985-88), Detroit Tigers (1988-89) and San Diego Padres (1990). ... Joseph Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943 in Bonham, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, considered by many as one of the greatest second basemen to have played the game. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945 in New York, NY), best known as Jim Palmer and nicknamed Cakes, is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984). ... George Thomas Seaver (born November 17, 1944 in Fresno, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for four different teams, primarily the New York Mets, from 1967 to 1977 and in 1983. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ...

Births

January-July

January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Fernando Tatis is the only MLB player to hit two Grand Slams in the same inning. ... January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jeffrey Scot Suppan (born January 2, 1975, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the St. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Geremis Segundo González Acosta (born January 8, 1975 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela) is formerly a starting pitcher and currently a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox, who signed him to a minor league contract in 2005. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kiko Calero is a baseball relief pitcher who currently plays for the Oakland As. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jorge Luis Velandia [ve-LAHN-deah] (born January 12, 1975) is a Major League Baseball infielder. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... David Eckstein (born January 20, 1975 in Sanford, Florida) is a baseball shortstop for the St. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Johnny Tyrone Spivey, Jr. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Mark Thomas DeRosa (born February 26, 1975 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA), is a Major League Baseball player. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Dámaso Sabinon Marté (born February 14, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a left-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Chicago White Sox. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Chad Edward Moeller [Möller] [MOE-ler] (born February 18, 1975 in Upland, California) is a Major League Baseball catcher and right-handed batter who plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Liván Hernández [lee-VAHN her-NAN-dez] (born Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera on February 20, 1975 in Villa Clara, Cuba), is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Washington Nationals since 2005. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... Edgar José Ramos Malavé (born May 6, 1975 in Cumaná, Venezuela) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1997). ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... Daniel Lee (Danny or Dan) Kolb (b. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... Jacque Dewayne Jones (born April 25, 1975 in San Diego, California) is a outfielder in Major League Baseball, who plays for the Minnesota Twins. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... biggest sellout assmuncher i have ever seen ... Pedro Julio Feliz (born April 27, 1975 in Azua, Dominican Republic) is an infielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the San Francisco Giants since 2000. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... Rafael Betancourt (born April 29, 1975 Cumaná, Sucre State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who plays with the Cleveland Indians since 2003. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... Francisco Cordero (born May 11, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player for the Texas Rangers. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Randall Simon (born May 26, 1975 in Willemstad, Curaçao) is a first baseman that doesnt currently play in the MLB. After his professional debut season for the Atlanta Braves in 1997 (until 1999), he played for the Detroit Tigers (2001, 2002), the Pittsburgh Pirates (2003 and 2004) and... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... Travis Lee (born May 26, 1975) Lee is a first baseman for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining, as the last day of May. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... Matthew Alan (Matt) Perisho (born June 8, 1975 in Burlington, Iowa) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... Freddy Antonio García (born June 10, 1976 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... Félix Heredia Perez is a Major League Baseball pitcher who was born on June 18, 1975 in Santa Cruz de Barahona, Dominican Republic. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... Timothy Adam Hudson (born July 14, 1975 in Columbus, Georgia) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Atlanta Braves (since 2005). ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... Torii Kedar Hunter (born July 18, 1975 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who currently plays for the Minnesota Twins. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... Esteban Yan is a baseball Pitcher, pitching relief for the Major League Baseballs (MLB) Detroit Tigers as of 2004. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... Daryle Ward (born June 27, 1975 in Lynwood, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder/first baseman and left-hander batter who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... Richard José Hidalgo [e-DAHL-go] (born June 28, 1975 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the Texas Rangers. ...

July-December

July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... Robert Scot Shields (b. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... Shea Matthew Hillenbrand (born July 27, 1975) is a Major League Baseball first baseman/third baseman who plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Alex Rodriguez taking his position at 3rd base at the beginning of a new inning Alexander Emanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975 in New York City), nicknamed A-Rod, is widely regarded as one of the best players in Major League Baseball. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... Eric Milton (born August 4, 1975 in State College, Pennsylvania) is an American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Cincinnati Reds. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... Gerónimo Gil [pronounced HEEL] (born August 7, 1975 in Oaxaca, Mexico) is a Major League catcher who currently plays for the Baltimore Orioles. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería [ren-ter-EE-ah] (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox (as of 2005). ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Brian Christopher Fuentes (born August 9, 1975 in Merced, California) is a closer in Major League Baseball who plays with the Colorado Rockies since 2002. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Luis Javier Ordaz (born August 12, 1975 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela), is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played with the St. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... Morgan Paul Ensberg (born August 26, 1975 in Redondo Beach, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played his entire career with the Houston Astros. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining, as the final day of August. ... Gabe Kapler Gabriel Stefan (Gabe) Kapler (born August 31, 1975 in Hollywood, California) is a backup outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... Rodrigo Richard Barajas (born September 5, 1975 in Ontario, California) is a catcher in Major League Baseball. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... Derrek Leon Lee (born September 6, 1975 in Sacramento, California) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs since 2004. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... There are two people named Luis Castillo: Luis Castillo, a Major League Baseball player Luis Castillo, a defensive tackle in the NFL This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... Douglas P. Doug Davis (born September 21, 1975) is a starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 92 days remaining, as the final day of September. ... Carlos Alfonso Guillén [ghee-YEN] (born September 30, 1975) is a Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitter batter who plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in Leap years). ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... Plácido Polanco ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball Plácido Enrique Polanco (pronounced: pluh-SEE-doh an-Ree-kay poh-LANK-oh) (born October 10, 1975) is a Dominican Major League Baseball player who has played for the Philadelphia Phillies, St Louis Cardinals and Detroit... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in Leap years). ... Alex Cora is a Puerto Rican utility infielder for the Cleveland Indians. ... October 19 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Horacio Estrada (born October 19, 1975 in San Joaquín, Carabobo State, Venezuela) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... Toby Hall was born on October 21, 1975 in Tacoma, Washington. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... Kazuo Matsui (松井 稼頭央 Matsui Kazuo, born October 23, 1975 in Osaka, Japan) is a switch-hitting infielder for the New York Mets in the US major leagues. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 63 days remaining. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... Marco Scutaro [SCOOT-uh-ro] (born October 30, 1975 in Yaracuy State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball second baseman who plays for the Oakland Athletics (2004-present). ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... Julio Lugo was born on November 16, 1975 in Barahona, DR. he was acquired by Tampa bay in 2003 from the Houston Astros. ... November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining. ... David Ortiz, (or-TEEZ) born David Américo Ortiz Arias (November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), is a Major League Baseball first baseman/designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... David Jonathan Drew (born November 20, 1975 in Valdosta, Georgia, USA) is a Major League Baseball centerfielder, commonly known as J.D. Drew is a left-handed batting outfielder who began his major league career in 1998 with the St. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Joe Mays (born Joseph Emerson Mays on December 10, 1975 in Flint, Michigan, USA) is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Rodrigo Muñoz López is a major league starting pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... B.J. Ryan, born Robert Victor Ryan ( December 28, 1975 in Bossier City, Louisiana), is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles (1999-present). ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... Jaret Samuel Wright (born December 29, 1975 in Anaheim, California) is a professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the New York Yankees and is the son of a former professional baseball pitcher, Clyde Wright, a left-hander who pitched in the majors from 1966 to 1975, for the California...

Deaths

January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Donald Edward Wilson, born February 12, 1945 in Monroe, Louisiana, was a Major League Baseball player for the Houston Astros. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... Joseph Michael Medwick (November 24, 1911 - March 21, 1975), nicknamed Ducky, was an American player in Major League Baseball. ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... Robert Moses Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history, and in the opinion of many - including noted baseball historian Bill James - the best pitcher ever. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining, as the final day of July. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1910 in topic: Arts Architecture- Art- Film- Literature- Music- Television Science and technology Aviation- Rail transport- Radio- Science Other topics Australia- Canada- Ireland- South Africa- Sport Births- Deaths Lists of leaders: State leaders - Religious leaders 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years). ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... Casey Stengel, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers Charles Dillon Casey Stengel (born July 30, 1890 or 1891, died September 29, 1975) was a famous baseball player and manager. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jacob Nelson Nellie Fox (December 25, 1927 - December 1, 1975) was a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Chicago White Sox and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ...

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