Historic Baseball

Historic Baseball

Bringing Baseball History To Center Field

January

  • 1 — Ernie Koy — Played for Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 4 — Bob Milliken — Pitched two seasons for Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 16 — Betty Trezza -Played in AAGPBL
  • 20 — Vern Ruhle — Pitched for 13 seasons in major leagues
  • 23 — Dick Joyce — Pitched 13 innings in majors
  • 27 — Bing Devine — Former GM for Mets & Cardinals
  • 29 — Art Fowler — South Carolina baseball legend
  • 30 — Max Lanier — Pitched 14 seasons in major leagues

February

  • 1 — Ray Berres — Legendary pitching coach
  • 4 — Steve Barber — First 20-game winner in Orioles history
  • 4 — Jim Pisoni — Hit six home runs in career
  • 6 — Lew Burdette — MVP of 1957 World Series
  • 9 — Hank Bauer — Played on seven WS winners with NY
  • 9 — Eddie Feigner — Fast-pitch softball king
  • 15 — Buddy Hancken — Played single game for Athletics
  • 20 — Casey Wise — Played four seasons in majors
  • 20 — Bob Malloy — Pitched five seasons in majors
  • 21 — Sherman Jones — Pitched 48 games in MLB

MARCH

  • 2 — Clem Labine — Reliever pitched in five World Series
  • 3 — Gene Oliver — Catcher spent 10 seasons in majors
  • 5 — Ken Beardslee — Scout for Pittsburgh for 20 years
  • 7 — Emil Mailho — Played briefly for Athletics
  • 8 — John Vukovich — Utility player and coach
  • 10 — Art Lopatka — Pitched in majors for two seasons
  • 12 — Norm Larker — Played in 1959 World Series with Dodgers
  • 15 — Marty Martinez — Former player managed single game
  • 15 — Bowie Kuhn — Former commissioner of baseball
  • 22 — Willard Schmidt — Pitched seven seasons in majors
  • 22 — Don Dennis — Pitched for Cardinals in 1965 and 1966
  • 23 — Ed Bailey — Catcher spent 14 seasons in major leagues

APRIL

  • 1 — Lou Limmer — Hit 19 home runs in brief MLB career
  • 6 — Ed Bahr — 11-11 in MLB pitching career
  • 23 — David Halberstam — Baseball author died in car accident
  • 23 — Sammy Meeks — Former SC baseball player
  • 27 — Ralph McLeod — Played for Boston in 1938
  • 28 — Archie Wilson — Drove in 17 runs in two seasons
  • 29 — Josh Hancock — Cardinals’ pitcher died in accident
  • 29 — Milt Bocek — Played in 30 games for Chicago in 1930s

MAY

  • 10 — Dick Kryhoski — Involved in 17-player trade in 1954
  • 13 — Gomer Hodge — Played for Indians in 1971
  • 17 — Bill Wight — Former MLB pitcher and scout

JUNE

  • 4 — Clete Boyer — Played for Yankees and Braves
  • 11 — Vern Hoscheit — Coach on four World Series winners
  • 23 — Rod Beck — Former top closer in MLB

JULY

  • 11 — Shag Crawford — Former Major League Umpire
  • 16 — Carl McNabb — Hitless in only MLB at-bat
  • 18 — Orlando McFarlane — Catcher played five seasons in MLB
  • 19 — Jim Mangan — Catcher played in 45 games in MLB
  • 22 — Rollie Stiles — Former Brown dies at 100
  • 22 — Mike Coolbaugh — Minor league coach dies in onfield accident
  • 23 — Scat Davis — Single appearance in major leagues
  • 29 — Bill Robinson — Played in 1979 World Series

AUGUST

  • 4 — Frank Mancuso — Catcher for Browns, Senators
  • 13 — Phil Rizzuto — Hall of Fame Shortstop for Yankees
  • 13 — Ox Miller — Pitched for four seasons in major leagues
  • 30 — Hal Jeffcoat — Outfielder converted to successful pitching career