Historic Baseball

Historic Baseball

Bringing Baseball History To Center Field

JANUARY1 — Paul Lindblad — 14-year career as relief pitcher5 — Rod Dedeaux — Stellar coaching career at USC8 — Merv Connors — Hit 8 home runs in brief career14 — Bubba Morton — First African American player with Tigers16 — Willie Smith — Wonderful Willie spent 9 seasons in MLB16 — Bob Repass — Played in 84 games in majors17 — Seth Morehead — 5-19 as major league pitcher24 — Carlos Martinez — Played in majors for seven seasons28 — Frank Campos — Drove in 13 runs in majors28 — Stan Galle — Played in 13 games in majorsFEBRUARY11 — Rankin Johnson — Pitched for As in 194119 — Bill Abernathie — Record save in only MLB appearance21 — Mark Freeman — 3-3 in major league pitching career21 — Scott Breeden — Major League pitching coach26 — Ace Adams — Six-year career as relief pitcher28 — Jake Wade — Won 27 games in major leagues29 — Curt Gowdy — Famed broadcaster with Yankees, Red Sox, NBCMARCH1 — Ray Poole — Played briefly for Athletics6 — Kirby Puckett — Hall of Famer dies at 4512 — William Metzig — Played for White Sox in 194428 — Paul Minner — Won 69 games in major-league career29 — Thornton Kipper — Won three games in majorsAPRIL1 — Bill Pierro — Pitched for Pirates in 19503 — Royce Lint — Won two games in majors9 — Billy Hitchcock — Player and manager in Major Leagues9 — Jimmy Outlaw – Played for 10 seasons in the major leagues13 — Bill Baker — Catcher played in 1940 World Series13 — Dutch Fehring — Catcher had one at-bat in majors19 — Oscar Acosta — Worked as coach in MLB23 — Billy Queen — Hitless in two at-bats for Braves24 — Sibby Sisti — 13 seasons with Braves26 — Russ Swan — Pitched for Giants and Mariners28 — Steve Howe — Troubled relief pitcher30 — Dave Bartosch — Brief career as player, long career as scoutMAY4 — Jim Delsing — Part of the Eddie Gaedel stunt4 — Paul Penson — Pitched 16 innings for Phillies7 — Jeff James — Finished career with 6-6 record8 — Cy Williams — Long career as a major league scout14 — Jim Lemon — Outfielder and manager in major leaguesJUNE1 — Eddie Malone — Catcher drove in 26 runs in MLB career4 — Bill Fleming — Pitched for six seasons in major leagues4 — Ron Jones — Hit 13 home runs in brief MLB career5 — Eric Gregg — Former National League umpire8 — Roland Seidler — Family once owned Dodgers10 — Charles Johnson — Played in the Negro Leagues10 — Moe Drabowsky — Pitcher and famed prankster19 — Walt Kellner — Pitched seven innings in majors20 — Bill Johnson — Played for Yankees and Cardinals22 — Paul Campbell — Spent six seasons in majors as a player23 — Leo Wells — Played in 80 games in major leagues24 — Chink Zachary — Pitched for Dodgers in 194426 — Jack Urban — Pitched to a 15-15 record in MLBJULY5 — Chet Hajduk — One at-bat in the major leagues10 — Angel Fleitas — Played for Washington in 194815 — Howdy Groskloss — Former player lived to be 100AUGUST4 – Elden Auker — Pitched for Tigers in World Series5 — Con Dempsey — Pitched in three games for Pirates8 — Dino Restelli — Hit 12 home runs in debut season12 — Earl Wooten — Had legendary status in S.C.24 — Junior Thompson — 47-35 in six seasons in MLB30 — Charlie Wagner — Pitched six seasons in majorsSEPTEMBER1 — Ted Davidson — Pitched four seasons in majors2 — Victor Bernal — Pitched for Padres in 19773 — Jerry Dahlke — Pitched for Chicago in 19567 — Gordie Mueller — Pitched for Red Sox in 195010 — Al Gardella — Played briefly for Giants in 194517 — Jack Banta — Relief pitcher for Dodgers18 — Syd Thrift — Former general manager of Pirates19 — Buddy Peterson — Played in 13 games27 — Craig Kusick — Hit 46 home runs in career27 — Joe Koppe — Shorstop spent eight seasons in majorsOCTOBER2 — Clyde Vollmer — Hit 69 home runs in majors2 — Al Heist — Outfielder for Chicago and Houston6 — Buck O’Neil — Negro Leagues ambassador8 — Ivan Murrell — Played in more than 500 games8 — Frank Dolson — Sportswriter who went to work for Yankees11 — Cory Lidle — DIed in plane crash in NY11 — Eddie Pellagrini — Played in majors for eight seasons12 — Johnny Callison — All-Star outfielder with Phillies16 — Tony Curry — Bahamas native played 3 seasons in MLB24 — Jack Radtke — Played for Dodgers in 193626 — Fred Marsh — Played for Browns & Senators27 — Joe Niekro — Won 221 games in 22-year career29 — Si Simmons — Former Negro League pitcher dies at 11131 — Rocky Nelson — Hit home run in 1960 World SeriesNOVEMBER2 — Red Hayworth — Played in 1944 World Series7 — Johnny Sain — Part of famous duo with Spahn7 — Buddy Kerr — Shortstop for Giants and Braves9 — Garton Del Savio — Played in four games in 19439 — Jimmie Armstead Jr. — Played in the Negro Leagues14 — Pete Suder — Played 13 seasons for Athletics17 — Bo Schembechler — Former president of Detroit Tigers18 — Willie Grace — Played in Negro Leagues22 — Pat Dobson — One of four 20-game winners for 1971 Orioles26 — Bill Graham — Pitched for Tigers & Mets27 — Eddie Mayo — Played for Tigers in 1945 World Series28 — Sam Calderone — Catcher played for three seasons29 — Pete Mikkelsen — Pitched for Yankees in 1964 World SeriesDECEMBER3 — Billy Klaus — Shortstop for Red Sox in mid-1950s3 — Ernie Oravetz — Outfielder for Senators8 — Jose Uribe — Spent majority of career with Giants12 — Irv Hall — Played in four seasons for Philadelphia As.16 — Cecil Travis — Shortstop served in WWII17 — Larry Sherry — MVP of the 1959 World Series23 — Sam Chapman — Outfielder for Philadelphia Athletics27 — Chris Brown — Made debut with Giants in 198431 — Marv Breeding — Infielder played in 415 MLB games