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

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July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Sources

1800s

  • 1889 - The Tourists play their final game in Australia, with the Chicagos winning, 5–0.
  • 1896 - A portion of the fence surrounding the Polo Grounds blows down in a fierce storm.

1900s-1910s

  • 1915 - Infielder Hans Lobert, well known as the "fastest man" in the National League, is traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the New York Giants for pitcher Al Demaree, infielder Milt Stock, and catcher Bert Adams. The speedster will injure his knee in a preseason game at West Point.
  • 1918 - The Chicago Cubs acquire Boston Braves pitcher Lefty Tyler in exchange for Larry Doyle, Art Wilson and $15,000. Tyler will win 19 games for the Cubs this year.

1920s-1930s

1940s-1950s

  • 1940 - In a trade of pitchers, the Cincinnati Reds send Lee Grissom to the New York Yankees for Joe Beggs, who had to clear waivers from all seven American League teams. This is due to the new rule voted last month barring the AL pennant winner (read Yankees) from any trades within the league. Beggs will go 12–3 for the Reds, while Grissom will be sold to the Dodgers on May 15.
  • 1943 - A wartime tone for the season is set when Red Ruffing, just months short of his 38th birthday, and minus four toes, is drafted into the Army Air Corp.
  • 1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers buy a 44-passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000, which they will use to transport the club during the season. The Dodgers are the first ML team to own their own plane.

1960s-1980s

  • 1969 - Attorney Jack Reynolds, administrator of the new umpires union, says an economic agreement has been worked out between the American League and umpires that will avert a strike in 1969.
  • 1976 - Executives of the IABA (International Amateur Baseball Association) meet in Mexico City to end a long-standing feud between delegations, creating in the process a new organization named the Asociación Internacional de Béisbol Amateur. With the United States returning to the IABA fold, after a several-year absence, the first AINBA World Championships are scheduled for Cartagena, Colombia. Manuel González Guerra of Cuba is named the first AINBA president.

1990s

  • 1995 - Five bills aimed at ending the MLB strike are introduced into US Congress.
  • 1998 - Toronto Blue Jays catcher Benito Santiago is injured when he loses control of the car he is driving and crashes into a tree in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Toronto also loses first baseman Carlos Delgado to a shoulder injury which he sustains while diving for a ball in a game in Puerto Rico. He will be out until late April.

2000s

  • 2000 - San Diego Padres pitcher Carlton Loewer suffers a broken leg after falling from a tree while hunting. At the very least, he will miss spring training. While pitching for the Phillies last year, Loewer missed almost four months due to a stress fracture in his arm, an injury that doctors say could easily have resulted in a situation in which the arm broke while he was throwing a pitch.
  • 2001 - Free agent pitcher Ismael Valdéz is signed by the Angels.
  • 2002
    • In spite of the franchise's uncertain future due to possible contraction, Ron Gardenhire is named to replace Tom Kelly as the Minnesota Twins manager. The Twins' third base coach is given a two-year pact to pilot the team.
    • The St. Louis Cardinals announce the team has agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with starting pitcher Matt Morris. The 27-year-old right-hander, who missed all of the 1999 season due elbow surgery, finished third in the Cy Young Award balloting this year after going 22-8 with a 3.16 ERA.
    • The Cleveland Indians sign pitcher Matthew Haynes, a participant in major league's first-ever Australian Baseball Academy, which included the best 60 players from Down Under. The 6-3, 185-pound 18-year-old, is a right-hander who the Indians predict will be a starter in the major leagues.
    • Tired of the losing, Tony Tavares resigns as president of the Anaheim Angels. The 52-year old executive, who until today also was the chairman of the Mighty Ducks, became Anaheim's president after Disney bought the team from Jackie Autry in 1996.
    • The Colorado Rockies agree to terms with free agent catcher Tony Eusebio on a one-year contract.
  • 2006:
    • Free agent outfielder Preston Wilson signed a one-year $4 million contract with the Houston Astros including a three-year club option that could extend the deal through the 2009 season.
    • The minimum salary for players in the major leagues is rising $9,000 this year to $327,000.
    • Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong agreed to a $555,000, one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Births

Deaths

  • 1924 - John Peters, infielder (b. 1850)
  • 1931 - Roger Connor, Hall of Fame first baseman (b. 1857)
  • 1990 - Bobby Balcena, outfielder (b. 1925)
  • 1994 - Billy Sullivan, catcher/infielder (b. 1910)
  • 1995 - Harry Gumbert, pitcher (b. 1909)
  • 2000 - John Milner, first baseman/outfielder (b. 1949)
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