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

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May

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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[]

1900s-1920s[]

  • 1906 - Pitcher John McCloskey, who had a 3-2 record for the Phillies, has better luck off the field. An investment in the Cripple Creek, Colorado, mine pays off with a rich gold strike.
  • 1916 - Harry H. Frazee, New York theater owner and producer, and Hugh Ward buy the Boston Red Sox for $675,000 (one report puts the figure at $750,000) from Joseph Lannin. Bill Carrigan announces that he will retire as Red Sox manager to pursue his interests in Lewiston, Maine.

1930s-1950[]

  • 1946 - Surgeons amputate the right foot of Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck. Two years before, the colorful executive had suffered a serious injury to his leg in the South Pacific during World War II. Veeck has had a tremendous impact on promotion in a half season of ownership. A minor but typical change is the regular posting of National League scores on the Cleveland scoreboard, a departure from the long-standing practice of both leagues. In spite of the amputation, Veeck will remain an active owner through the 1970s.
  • 1949 - Gillette buys the World Series television rights for $1.37 million, the money to be dedicated to the players pension fund.

1960s-1970s[]

1980s-1990s[]

  • 1982:
    • At a meeting in Chicago, the major league owners vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract. The American League owners voted in favor of Kuhn 11-3, the National League 7-5. But his eighteen votes left him two shy of the three-fourths majority required for reelection. Kuhn would remain on the job until a successor was found. He will eventually be replaced by Peter Ueberroth.
    • Doug Rader becomes the twelfth managers in the Texas Rangers twelve-year history. Rader managed the San Diego Padres Triple-A club for the past three years.
  • 1993 - Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott returns to take over the day-to-day operations of the Reds following her nine-month suspension for using racial and ethnic epithets.
  • 1994 - Plans are announced for the new United League, which plans to compete with the existing major leagues.
  • 1997 - The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum opens in its new home in Kansas City, Missouri. It had been occupying a temporary site there for four years.

2000s[]

  • 2001:
    • The first major league game ever started in the month of November is a memorable one as the New York Yankees, for the second consecutive night, make a dramatic comeback in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and go on to victory in extra innings. In an amazing case of history repeating itself, Arizona Diamondbacks closer Byung-Hyun Kim is again victimized, this time by Scott Brosius, who hits a game-tying two out two-run home run to knot the game at 2–2 in the ninth inning, as Alfonso Soriano hit a RBI single with Chuck Knoblauch scoring the winning run in the 12th to give the Yankees a 3–2 victory and 3-2 lead over Arizona in the World Series. Steve Finley and Rod Barajas homer in the fifth for Arizona's runs.

Births[]

Deaths[]

  • 1917 - Steve Brady, outfielder (b. 1851)
  • 1944 - Ed Brandt, pitcher (b. 1905)
  • 1951 - Mickey Doolan, infielder (b. 1880)
  • 1961 - Tom Hughes, pitcher (b. 1884)
  • 1974 - Joe Bush, pitcher (b. 1892)
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