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The following are the events that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball.

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Sources

1900s-1940s[]

  • 1936 - The Brooklyn Dodgers "sell" Frenchy Bordagaray, Dutch Leonard, and Jimmy Jordan to the St. Louis Cardinals. The exchange is understood to be a continuation of the September 7 transaction, which brought the Dodgers Tom Winsett and Eddie Morgan from the Cardinals' Double-A farm team.

1950s[]

  • 1956 - Once again, the Detroit Tigers trade pitcher Virgil Trucks. This time, Trucks will go along with Ned Garver, Gene Host, Wayne Belardi and $20,000 to the Kansas City Athletics for Bill Harrington, Jack Crimian, Eddie Robinson and Jim Finigan.
  • 1958:
    • In one of the worst trades in franchise history, the Philadelphia Phillies send P Jack Sanford to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for P Rubén Gómez and C Valmy Thomas. Sanford, who slipped in his sophomore year, will win 24 games for the Giants in 1962, including 16 in a row, while leading his team to the National League pennant.
    • American League President Will Harridge announces his retirement.

1960s[]

  • 1962 - Former players Frank Crosetti and Johnny Schulte file suit to halt any increased MLB pension benefits that fail to include old-time players.
  • 1968:
    • MLB Rules Committee adopts a series of changes designed to increase the amount of offensive run production in both leagues. In the most significant alterations, the committee agrees to decrease the size of the strike zone and lower the height of the pitcher’s mound from 15 inches to 10 inches. The rules changes will result in increased run-scoring in 1969.
    • Robert E. Short, Democratic National Committee treasurer, buys majority ownership of the Washington Senators for $10 million. James Lemon will retain 15–20 percent. The controversial Short will move the Senators to Texas after the 1971 season.
  • 1969 - The Kansas City Royals make arguably the best trade in franchise history. The Royals send third baseman Joe Foy to the New York Mets for outfielder Amos Otis and pitcher Bob Johnson. Otis, who batted only .151 in 48 games for the Mets, will spend 14 outstanding seasons with Kansas City and will finish his career with 193 home runs and 341 stolen bases, and will become a Royals Hall of Fame member.

1970s[]

1980s[]

  • 1989 - The Milwaukee Brewers sign free agent DH Dave Parker, who hit 22 home runs and 97 RBI for the 1989 World Champions Oakland Athletics. Oakland receives Milwaukee's first round draft pick, using it to take pitcher Todd Van Poppel, as well as a compensation pick selecting another pitcher, Kirk Dressendorffer. Parker will hit 21 home runs with 92 RBI for Milwaukee in 1990.

1990s[]

2000s[]

  • 2001:
    • Although Enron Corporation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the corporation is current on its payments and plans to keep the company's name on the Houston Astros new ballpark. The downtown stadium will stay Enron Field as long as Enron continues to exist and makes regular payments on its 30-year, $100 million commitment according to team officials.
    • The Philadelphia Phillies sign free agent OF Brian Hunter to a two-year contract.

Births[]

  • 1872 - Cozy Dolan, outfielder (d. 1907)
  • 1912 - Charlie Wagner, pitcher
  • 1922 - Joe Collins, outfielder (d. 1989)
  • 1925 - Harry Simpson, All-Star outfielder (d. 1979)
  • 1940 - Chico Salmon, infielder (d. 2000)
  • 1947 - Wayne Garrett, infielder
  • 1953 - Pat Putnam, infielder
  • 1960 - Gene Nelson, pitcher
  • 1963 - Damon Berryhill, catcher
  • 1964 - Darryl Hamilton, outfielder
  • 1970 - Paul Byrd, All-Star pitcher
  • 1976 - Gary Glover, pitcher
  • 1977 - Chad Durbin, pitcher
  • 1978 - Matt Childers, pitcher
  • 1981 - Chris Snelling, outfielder

Deaths[]

  • 1938 - Guy Hecker, pitcher (b. 1856)
  • 1939 - Frank Killen, pitcher (b. 1870)
  • 1943 - Mike Grady, catcher (b. 1869)
  • 1994 - Earl Johnson, pitcher (b. 1919)
  • 1996 - John Bateman, catcher (b. 1940)
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