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

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October

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1800s

1900s-1940s

  • 1937 - In Cincinnati, the worst flood in the city's history inundates Crosley Field, covering home plate with as much as 21 feet of cold water. The lower grandstand is completely covered. Reds pitchers Gene Schott and Lee Grissom row a boat out from the center field wall and the resulting photo appears across the country. Fortunately, with the season two months away, Opening Day will be unaffected. (Photos)
  • 1944 - The Boston Braves fire manager Casey Stengel, who becomes the victim of an ownership change when Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, and Joseph Maney takes control of the team. Five years later, the New York Yankees will hire Stengel as their manager. The “Old Professor” will guide the Yankees to five straight championships from 1949 to 1953.
  • 1949 - Fred Saigh buys out the interest of Robert Hannegan and now controls 90 percent of the St. Louis Cardinals stock. Saigh and Hannegan had swung the deal in 1947 with only $60,300 in cash in a $4 million deal. Hannegan came out with $866,000 profit in two years.

1950s-1960s

  • 1966:
    • Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W. Roller rules that the Braves must stay in Milwaukee or else the National League must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for the 1966 season.
    • Judge Robert Cannon of Wisconsin is named a full-time administrator of the Players' Association at a $50,000 salary.

1970s-1980s

  • 1977 - Boston sports writers honor Luis Tiant as the Red Sox most valuable pitcher. This is the fifth year in a row that Tiant has won this honor, a record for the award begun in 1952.
  • 1982 - The Chicago Cubs make one of their best trades in franchise history, acquiring infielders Ryne Sandberg and Larry Bowa from the Philadelphia Phillies for shortstop Iván DeJesús. Bowa and DeJesús will have a few more productive seasons in the major leagues, but Sandberg, after starting out his career at third base, will become one of the best-hitting second baseman of all time. A nine-consecutive Gold Glove Award winner (1983-91), in 1984 Sandberg will lead the Cubs to their first appearance in the postseason since 1945.

1990s

2000s

  • 2006:
    • The World Baseball Classic set its pitch limits and mercy rules, designed to protect pitchers in the early stages of spring training and cut short one-sided games.
    • Gil Meche agreed Thursday to a $3.7 million, one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners and avoided salary arbitration.
    • Louis Sockalexis, the Penobscot Indian who played for the Cleveland Spiders, should have his title restored as first Native American to play in the major leagues, according to Ed Rice, the author of a book about Sockalexis.

Births

Deaths

  • 1953 - Merv Shea, catcher (b. 1900)
  • 1962 - Jim Shaw, pitcher (b. 1893)
  • 1962 - Joe Vosmik, All-Star pitcher (b. 1910)
  • 1978 - Sarge Connally, pitcher (b. 1898)
  • 1978 - Monte Pearson, All-Star pitcher (b. 1908)
  • 1991 - Dale Long, All-Star infielder (b. 1963)