Historic Baseball

Historic Baseball

Bringing Baseball History To Center Field

JANUARY1 — John Stoneham — 10 games in major leagues2 — Paul Hopkins– Baseball’s oldest living player2 — Danny Whelen — One-time trainer for Pirates2 — Lynn Cartwright — In “League of their Own”3 — Leon Wagner — Power hitter for expansion Angels3 — Taylor Duncan — Played in parts of 2 seasons5 — Tug McGraw– Mets & Phillies reliever10 — Ewald Pyle — Pitched for parts of five seasons12 — V.J. Lovero — Photographer for Angels13 — Robert Holbrook — Former beat writer for Boston14 — Mike Goliat — Member of Phillies’ Whiz Kids15 — Gus Suhr — Drove in 818 runs in 11-year career15 — Arthur Anderson — Founder of San Antonio Black Sox15 — Jim Devlin — Single at-bat in the major leagues17 — Harry Brecheen — 3-0 in 1946 World Series17 — Hersh Freeman — Won 30 games in majors19 — Tom Glaviano — Played for Cards and Phillies20 — Marie Wegman — Four seasons in AAGPBL20 — Lloyd Merriman — Played in parts of five seasons21 — Johnny Blatnik — Hit 6 home runs in his career27 — Curtis Johnson — Played in Negro Leagues31 — Ernest Burke — Played for Baltimore Elite GiantsFEBRUARY1 — Joel Rubenstein — Former VP of Marketing for MLB3 — Richard Powell — Negro League executive8 — Jim Russo — Former scout for Orioles9 — Adriana Orsulak — Wife of former Orioles outfielder10 — Hub Kittle — Pitched coach for Cards in 198213 — Ted Tappe — Hit home run in first at-bat15 — Lawrence Ritter — Wrote “The Glory of their Times”16 — Charlie Fox — Former Manager and Player22 — Andy Seminick — Catcher for Whiz Kids24 — Pete Cera — Longtime Phillies Clubhouse Assistant26 — Bartman Ball — Cubs baseball blown to bitsMARCH1 — Marvin Moran — Sang National Anthem for Braves2 — Marge Schott — Outspoken Reds owner6 — John Henry Williams — Son of Hall of Famer Ted Williams6 — Gene Karst — Set up Press Office for Rickey’s Cardinals14 — Roxie Campanella — Widow of HOFer Roy Campanella15 — Vedie Himsl — One of Cubs’ College of Coaches18 — Gene Bearden — 20-7 for Indians in 194822 — Jim “Pig” Harris — A Catcher in Negro Leagues27 — Bob Cremins — Pitched for Red Sox in 192729 — Al Cuccinello — Played for Giants in 1935APRIL4 — George Bamberger — Former pitcher, coach and manager6 — Lou Berberet — Seven seasons in MLB6 — Ken Johnson — Pitched for parts of six seasons19 — Sam Nahem — Debuted for Dodgers in 193824 — Frank Seward — Pitched for Giants for two seasons28 — Floyd Giebell — Won pennant-clincher in 194030 — Lou Chapman — Longtime Milwaukee baseball writerMAY2 — Moe Burtschy — Pitched five seasons for As3 — Darrell Johnson — Former Manager and Player6 — Joe Lafata — Debuted with Giants in 19478 — Wayne McLeland — Pitched for Tigers in 1950s14 — Rip Coleman — Pitched for parts of five seasons14 — Bill Hoffman — Pitched six innings in 193917 — Buster Narum — Pitched five seasons in majors20 — Doug Pappas — Baseball writer and researcherJUNE4 — Wilmer Fields — Played and Pitched in Negro Leagues3 — Joseph Cleary — Pitched a third of an inning5 — Ronald Reagan — Former president announced baseball games7 — Chris Kitsos — Played one game in majors8 — Mack Jones — Outfielder for Braves, Reds & Expos13 — Ralph Wiley — Coined phrase “Billy Ball”14 — Rob Derkson — Baltimore Scout and Greece’s Olympic Coach16 — George Hausmann — Played for Giants in 1940s28 — Hal Toenes — Pitched for Washington in 1947JULY9 — Tony Lupien — Debuted at first base for Red Sox10 — Art Rebel — Played in 33 games in majors19 — Roger Marquis — Hitless in a single at-bat22 — Sou Bridgeforth — Last surviving Negro League team owner26 — Ruben Gomez — Won 76 games in the Major Leagues30 — Randy Waddill — Scout with San FranciscoAUGUST2 — Mike Schultz — Pitched single game in majors3 — Bob Murphy — Original voice of New York Mets8 — Pete Center — Won 7 games for the Indians11 — Joe Falls — Baseball writer in Detroit20 — Pat Patterson — Spent 11 seasons in Negro Leagues21 — Madeline English — Played in AAGPBL21 — William Powell — Pitched in the Negro Leagues22 — Jim Nelson — Won last game at Forbes Field23 — Hank Borowy — Won 108 games in major league career26 — Hal Epps — Played in 125 games in four seasons27 — Willie Crawford — Debuted at 17 with DodgersSEPTEMBER3 — Frenchy Uhalt — Legend in PCL7 — Bob Boyd — “The Rope” died at 847 — Hal Reniff — Reliever for the Yankees9 — Rose Gacioch — Played for Rockford Peaches15 — Mike Yastrzemski — Son of Hall of Famer22 — Cy Block — Hit .302 in 17 games26 — Victor Cruz — Major League reliever29 — Gertie Dunn — Played in the AAGPBLOCTOBER3 — John Cerutti — Former Jays pitcher and broadcaster3 — Ken Brondell — Pitched in 19446 — Norm Schlueter — Played in 118 games in majors8 — Johnny Sturm — Played for Yankees in 19418 — Tony Giuliani — Former catcher and MLB scout10 — Ken Caminiti — National League MVP in 199613 — Mike Blyzka — Pitched for parts of two seasons17 — Ray Boone — First of three generations of major leaguers20 — Chuck Hiller — Hit slam in 1962 World Series21 — James Bucher — Hit 17 home runs in his career26 — Bobby Avila — A three-time All-Star in the AL26 — Russ Derry — Hit 13 home runs in 1945NOVEMBER1 — Philip C. Sahara — Scout for Dodgers4 — Damon Phillips — 59 RBIs in major league career14 — Jesse Gonder — Catcher spent 8 seasons in MLB16 — Floyd Baker — Hit 1 home run in 13-year career18 — Ray Miller — Played in the Negro Leagues18 — Frank Baldwin — Brief career in majors18 — Spencer Gettys — Catcher in Negro Leagues19 — Brian Traxler — Played in 9 games for Dodgers24 — Tom Haller — Former Catcher and Giants GM28 — Connie Johnson — Pitched in Negro Leagues & MLB29 — Harry Danning — 10 years as catcher for GiantsDECEMBER1 — Sleepy Chatman — Played in Negro Leagues10 — Ed Sudol — Umpire for Aaron’s 715th Home Run13 — Andre Rodgers — Bahamian played 11 seasons in MLB14 — Danny Doyle — Player and MLB Scout14 — Rod Kanehl — Hit first grand slam for Mets15 — Larry Ponza — Inventor of pitching machines16 — Bobby Mattick — Former Player & Manager16 — Ted Abernathy — Recorded 148 saves in majors18 — Glenn Vaughan — Played for Houston in 196322 — Doug Ault — Hit first home run for Blue Jays23 — Wilmer Harris — Pitched in Negro Leagues24 — Johnny Oates — Former Texas & Baltimore Manager26 — Eddie Layton — Organist for Yankees and MSG27 — Ernest Groth — Pitched in six major league games29 — Ken Burkhart — Threw and called strikes in MLB29 — Gus Niarhos — Catcher played for nine seasons30 — Rex Bowen — Scout who signed Mazeroski31 — Charlie Cozart — Pitched five games in majors31 — Joseph Durso — Longtime New York sports writer