Historic Baseball

Historic Baseball

Bringing Baseball History To Center Field

JANUARY4 — Jack D. Sanford — Played for Washington in 1940s7 — Harry Boyles — Pitched for White Sox9 — Bob Mabe — Won seven games in majors10 — Tommy Fine — Pitched for two seasons in big leagues21 — Corky Valentine — Pitched to 14-12 record in two seasons22 — Cesar Gutierrez — Seven hits in seven at-bats in 197026 — Bob Brown — Hosted New York Mets show31 — Bill Voiselle — Pitched in 1948 World Series for BravesFEBRUARY3 — Louis Gillis — Played in the Negro Leagues4 — Luis Sanchez — Pitched five seasons for Angels6 — Mutsuo Minagawa — Former pitcher in Japan8 — Mike Bishop — Played in three games in majors13 — Nelson Briles — Won 129 games in 14 seasons19 — John Schwarz — Former Giants player development director22 — Ben Huffman — Former player and scout25 — Don LeJohn — Played one season with Dodgers25 — Nick Colosi — Former National League umpire26 — Paul C. Smith — Baseball writer who covered Devil RaysMARCH1 — Bob Mavis — Appeared in one game with Tigers2 — Rick Mahler — Won 96 games in the majors6 — Chuck Thompson — Broadcaster for Baltimore Orioles6 — Danny Gardella — Jumped from MLB to Mexican League10 — Kent Hadley — Part of trade that brought Maris to NY13 — Frank House — Catcher spent 10 seasons in majors16 — Dick Radatz — Closer for Red Sox in 1960s25 — Frank Zupo — Made debut at 17 years old26 — Marius Russo — Pitched for Yankees in 1941 & 1943 World Series27 — Bob Casey — Public address announcer for TwinsAPRIL7 — Bob Kennedy — Played and managed in Chicago8 — Al Gettel — Pitched for five major league teams8 — Eddie Miksis — 14 years as utility player9 — Bob Zuk — Scout who signed three Hall of Famers13 — Don Blasingame — Debuted with Cardinals in 195523 — Earl Wilson — Won 121 games in majors28 — Pancho Herrera — Hit 31 home runs in brief careerMAY5 — Charlie Muse — Pirates executive who created batting helmet6 — Pete Gebrian — Pitched for White Sox in 19476 — Lee Stine — Pitched in parts of four seasons10 — Vic Johnson — Won six games in major leagues10 — Hal Griggs — 6-26 in big-league career26 — Chico Carrasquel — Made his debut with White Sox in 195030 — J.P. Villaman — Spanish Voice of the Red Sox30 — Bob Aldridge — Played for Cleveland Buckeyes of Negro LeaguesJUNE4 — Ken Weafer — Pitched in one game in majors5 — Lefty Williams — Played in Negro Leagues12 — Brandy Davis — Drove in three runs in majors14 — Carroll Sembera — Pitched for Houston and Montreal14 — Bob Lennon — Hit 64 home runs in minors in 195424 — Lyman Bostock Sr. — Played in Negro Leagues28 — Dickie Dietz — Hit home run in All-Star Game30 — Al Milnar — Won 18 games for Indians in 1940JULY6 — Al Porto — Pitched four innings in MLB13 — Mickey Owen — All-Star Catcher in Major Leagues17 — Dick Sipek — Played for Reds in 194517 — Jim Pearce — Pitcher debuted with Washington in 194930 — Ray Cunningham — Baseball’s oldest living player at time of deathAUGUST1 — Milt Nielsen — Played in 19 games2 — Milt Graff — Played in 61 games in majors5 — Cal Hogue — Finished with 2-10 record in career8 — Gene Mauch — Managed for 26 years in major leagues11 — Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe — Star of the Negro Leagues30 — Eli Hodkey — Brief pitching career in majorsSEPTEMBER15 — Charles Williams — First black umpire to work World Series game17 — Donn Clendenon — MVP of 1969 World Series19 — Marv Grissom — Won 47 games in major leagues20 — Joe Bauman — Hit 72 home runs in minor league season20 — Mex Johnson — Shortstop in Negro Leagues22 — Monty Basgall — Former player and coach in MLB22 — Mike Ulisney — Played for Boston in 194524 — Frank Smith — Reliever for Reds in 1950sOCTOBER1 — Tom Clyde — Pitched six innings in major leagues2 — Pat Kelly — Played in majors for 15 seasons2 — Bud Black — Won two games in major leagues3 — Mario Encarnacion — Played for Rockies and Cubs8 — Swede Larsen — Hitless in only at-bat9 — Tom Cheek — Longtime announcer for Blue Jays11 — Bill King — Radio voice for Athletics12 — Mike Naymick — Won five games in major leagues15 — Al Widmar — Pitching coach for Blue Jays15 — Don Rowe — Former pitcher and pitching coach19 — Bob Carpenter — Won 25 games in the majors19 — Ron Mrozinski — Pitched two seasons for Philadelphia22 — Ted Bonda — Former owner of Cleveland Indians23 — Harry Dalton — Executive who engineered trade for Frank Robinson28 — Bob Broeg — Longtime baseball writer in St. Louis30 — Al Lopez — Former catcher and Hall of Fame manager30 — Bob Allen — Pitched for Philadelphia in 1937NOVEMBER16 — Sandy Consuegra — Won 51 games in the majors25 — Mal Mallette — Pitched for Dodgers in 195029 — Vic Power — Stole home twice in a gameDECEMBER3 — Herb Moford — Winner of five games in majors5 — Billy Reed — 52 at-bats in major leagues14 — Stew Bowers — Won two games in majors21 — Elrod Hendricks — Spent nearly 40 years in professional baseball24 — Xavier Rescigno — Won 19 games in major leagues29 — Dan Carnevale — Long career in minor league baseball30 — Bobby Stevens — Played briefly for Phillies in 1938