Historic Baseball

Historic Baseball

Bringing Baseball History To Center Field

January

  • 6 — Jim Dunn — Pitched 5.1 innings in the majors
  • 11 — Jim Dyck — Hit 15 home runs in 1952
  • 15 — Oscar Georgy — Pitched single inning in majors
  • 26 — Larry Loughlin — Pitched three games in majors
  • 31 — Norm Zauchin — Hit 27 home runs for Red Sox in 1955

February

  • 1 — Paul Calvert — Lost 17 games for Senators in 1949
  • 8 — Carl Sumner — 16 games for Red Sox
  • 20 — Buck Rogers — Pitched in 2 games for Washington
  • 20 — Joe Rossi — Got on Hornsby’s bad side
  • 21 — George Gill — 11-4 in his rookie season
  • 21 — Vinegar Bend Mizell — Served in Congress after baseball
  • 24 — Johnnie Wittig — 10-25 in pitching career
  • 25 — Earl Huckleberry — Winner in only game in majors
  • 28 — Ken Robinson — Pitched in 29 games in majors

March

  • 8 — Joe DiMaggio — Yankees’ legend and Hall of Famer
  • 13 — Bill Peterman — One hit in only major league at-bat
  • 20 — Paul Toth — Involved in Lou Brock trade
  • 24 — Birdie Tebbetts — Long career as catcher, manager, scout
  • 31 — Ike Kahdot — Played in four games in majors

April

  • 4 — Early Wynn — Hall of Famer won 300 games
  • 9 — Clay Bryant — 32-20 record in the major leagues
  • 11 — Pete Milne — 14 hits in 47 games
  • 13 — Cliff Ross — Pitched in four games, picked up save
  • 15 — Bernie Snyder — Played for Athletics in 1935
  • 26 — Faye Thorneberry — Hit 29 home runs in majors

May

  • 3 — Joe Adcock — Hit 336 home runs in career
  • 10 — Carl Powis — Played briefly in 1957
  • 11 — Ben Taylor — First baseman hit three home runs
  • 30 — Clarence Heise — Pitched two innings in major leagues

June

  • 6 — Eddie Stanky — Played for three NL pennant winners
  • 7 — Bob Garber — Pitched in two games in majors
  • 15 — Gene Markland — Played in five games in majors
  • 23 — Bert Haas — Was an All-Star in 1947
  • 25 — Charlie English — Hit a home run in his career
  • 26 — Tim Layana — Former Reds pitcher dies in accident

July

  • 16 — Whit Wyatt — 22-10 for Dodgers in 1941
  • 18 — Woody Davis — Pitched for Tigers in 1938
  • 28 — Ed Cole — 1-7 as major league pitcher

August

  • 8 — Harry Walker — Led NL in hitting in 1947
  • 14 — Pat Mullin — Debuted in Tigers’ OF in 1940
  • 14 — Pee Wee Reese — Hall of Fame shortstop for Dodgers
  • 17 — Randy Heflin — 4-11 in two seasons
  • 19 — Dee Fondy — Had 1,000 hits in career
  • 28 — Johnny Gerlach — 27 at-bats in major leagues
  • 28 — Dave Pope — Played in 1954 World Series with Indians

September

  • 1 — Doc Marshall — Played in 29 games at SS
  • 1 — Boots Poffenberger — 16-12 in major league career
  • 9 — Catfish Hunter — Hall of Fame pitcher
  • 13 — Bill Lohrman — Did he invent the slider?
  • 15 — Greek George — Caught Feller’s 17-strikeout game
  • 16 — Paul Gregory — Once struck out Babe Ruth
  • 16 — Doug Hansen — No hits, two runs in major leagues
  • 16 — Ace Williams — Pitched in 6 games in majors
  • 29 — Arnold Earley — Eight seasons in majors as pitcher
  • 30 — Warren Huston — Played in two seasons for Athletics

October

  • 3 — Paul Burris — Catcher played in 69 games in majors
  • 6 — Bob Patrick — Played in nine games for Detroit
  • 9 — Dutch Dotterer — Catcher debuted with Reds in 1957
  • 13 — Tex Aulds — A hit in four at-bats in majors
  • 19 — Ray Katt — Hit 32 home runs in eight seasons
  • 20 — Earl Turner — Catcher played in 42 games in majors

November

  • 1 — Pat McLaughlin — Debuted with Tigers in 1937
  • 13 — Ray Goolsby — Appeared in 3 games in majors
  • 16 — Allen Benson — Pitched 9.2 innings in major leagues
  • 18 — Jay Heard — Pitched 3.1 innings in two games
  • 28 — Dick Errickson — 36-47 record in major leagues
  • 29 — Tom Herrin — Won one game in majors
  • 30 — Al Schroll — Won six games as a major leaguer

December

  • * — Hector Martinez — Outfielder played in 2 seasons
  • 1 — Gene Baker — Debuted for Cubs along with Banks
  • 2 — Mike Budnick — 2-3 in 42 major league games
  • 6 — Roy Talcott — Pitched .2 innings in 1943
  • 8 — Wally Hebert — 21-36 in four seasons
  • 9 — Whitey Kurowski — Hit home run in 1942 series
  • 15 — Eddie Kazak — Hit .304 in rookie season with Cards
  • 20 — Dick Bertell — Catcher debuted with Cubs in 1960
  • 31 — Larry Bearnarth — First pitching coach for Rockies
  • 31 — Harry Kimberlin — 1-4 in four seasons in majors

* — exact date unknown

Special thanks to several members of SABR for their assistance in compiling this list.