Historic Baseball

Historic Baseball

Bringing Baseball History To Center Field

JANUARY

  • 3 — Alex Sabo. Brief pitching career
  • 4 — Joe Zapustas. Played in 2 games
  • 6 — Tot Pressnell. Pitched for Brooklyn
  • 6 — Tom Poholsky. Pitched for Cards & Cubs
  • 8 — Bret Hodge. Played in eight games.
  • 19 — John Babich. Struck Ruth out 3 times in game
  • 22 — Tommie Agee. Star of 1969 World Series
  • 28 — Curt Blefary. Former Rookie of the Year

FEBRUARY

  • 1 — Sam Harshany. Did he tag Greenberg out?
  • 8 — Butch Wensloff. 16-13 pitching record
  • 16 — Bob Buhl. 166 pitching victories
  • 18 — Eddie Mathews. Braves’ 3B had HOF career
  • 20 — Bill Rigney. First Giants manager in SF
  • 25 — Bitsy Mott. Was Elvis’ personal guard

MARCH

  • 5 — Leo Thomas. Hit .212 in majors
  • 6 — Doc Dennis. In Negro Leagues 1942-55
  • 12 — Bill Reeder. Pitched for Cards in 1929
  • 20 — Luis Alvarado. Played 9 seasons in MLB
  • 22 — Newt Kimball. 3.78 ERA in 94 games

APRIL

  • 1 — Jo-Jo Moore. 12 years with the Giants
  • 9 — Willie Stargell. Pops led Pirates family
  • 12 — Nelson Burbrink. Signed Seaver to the Mets
  • 16 — Hank Riebe. Purple Heart in WWII
  • 21 — Sandy Ullrich. Pitched 91 innings
  • 21 — Hal White. Pitched 10 years for Tigers
  • 23 — Gary Gearhart. Brief career with Giants
  • 30 — Frank Stewart. One game with White Sox

MAY

  • 3 — Hank Schmulbach. Appeared as pinch runner
  • 7 — Dick Kimble. One season with Senators
  • 17 — Ike Brown. Tiger Fans’ favorite
  • 19 — Joe Lovitto. Outfielder for Texas
  • 20 — Bob Keely. Became Major League scout
  • 21 — Mel Hoderlein. Hit .252 in his career
  • 27 — Ralph Hamner. Finished with 8-20 record

JUNE

  • 2 — Gene Woodling. Former OF for Yankees
  • 4 — John Corriden. Played in a single game
  • 6 — Snapper Garrison. Played with Red Sox
  • 11 — Lou Lombardo. Pitched 5.1 innings
  • 15 — Marcelino Solis — Pitched for Cubs in 1958
  • 16 — Wallace Hood. Pitched for Yankees
  • 16 — Sam Jethroe. Oldest winner of ROY honor
  • 26 — John LeRoy. Former Braves pitcher

JULY

  • 10 — Anthony Criscola. OF for Browns and Reds
  • 10 — Al Lary. College football star
  • 16 — John Dagenhard. Played for Braves
  • 17 — Chief Hogsett. 63 wins as MLB pitcher
  • 18 — Barry Shetrone. Played for the Orioles
  • 28 — John Easton. Played in four games

AUGUST

  • 6 — Jim Mallory. Became college baseball coach
  • 10 — Lou Boudreau. Star Player-Manager for Indians
  • 10 — Ramon Monzant. Won 16 games in career
  • 13 — Jim Hughes. Relief pitcher for Dodgers
  • 24 — Hank Sauer. ‘Mayor’ of Wrigley Field
  • 29 — Dick Selma. First win for the Padres
  • 29 — Eric Tipton. Former Duke football star
  • 31 — Crash Davis. Made famous by Costner

SEPTEMBER

  • 3 — Carl Lindquist. Pitched for Boston Braves
  • 11 — Clem Driesewerd. Pitched in ’46 world Series
  • 11 — Vince Ventura. Signed same day as Rizzuto
  • 17 — Bubba Church. Pitched for Whiz Kids
  • 19 — Bill Stafford. Signed for pair of spikes
  • 20 — George Archie. Left baseball for the military
  • 20 — Joe Stephenson. Became baseball scout
  • 25 — John Powers. Spent 6 years in majors
  • 27 — Dick Rozek. Gave up first HR to Mantle
  • 28 — Jack Maguire. Played for Giants & Pirates

OCTOBER

  • 5 — Woody Jenson. Set record for leadoff hitters
  • 6 — Miguel Del Toro. Pitcher died in accident
  • 10 — Dave Gerard. 2-3 record in majors
  • 14 — Ben Sankey. Shortstop with Pirates
  • 18 — Ferris Fain. Two-time AL batting champ
  • 19 — Hugh Mulcahy. Nicknamed ‘Losing Pitcher’
  • 19 — Joseph Murray. Pitched in single season
  • 24 — William Mueller. Played briefly for White Sox
  • 30 — Johnny Lucadello. Made his two HRs count

NOVEMBER

  • 1 — Tom Cheney. Struck out 21 in a game
  • 4 — Bob Gillespie. 202 innings pitched in MLB
  • 11 — Ray Kelly. Personal mascot of Babe Ruth
  • 16 — Ted (Tal) Abernathy. Pitched 20.1 innings in majors
  • 16 — Red Steiner. On two teams in only season
  • 18 — Mel Deutsch. A brief pitching career
  • 23 — Bo Belinsky. Earned fame in Hollywood
  • 29 — Marcelino Lopez — Won 31 games in the majors

DECEMBER

  • 4 — Eddie Popowski. Players called him ‘Pops’
  • 18 — Bill Howerton. Hit 22 HRs in four seasons
  • 22 — Bob Davis. Pitched in two seasons
  • 24 — Hank Soar. MLB umpire & NFL star
  • 26 — Tom McBride. Spent 6 seasons in majors
  • 27 — John Hoffman. Part-time catcher for Houston