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

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1800s[]

1900s-1940s[]

  • 1919 - Clark Griffith becomes a club owner and president when he joins Philadelphia grain broker William Richardson in buying controlling interest in the Washington Senators for $175,000. Griffith, unable to get financial help from the American League, mortgages his Montana ranch to raise funds.
  • 1930 - Veteran pitcher Hippo Vaughn is reinstated by Judge Landis after eight years of ineligibility. Vaughn, who had lost a double no-hitter duel to Fred Toney in the 1917 season, had jumped the Chicago Cubs in 1922. Vaughn chose to pitch for a semipro team following a salary dispute with Chicago. He will go to spring training with the Cubs in 1931 but will fail to make the team at age 43.
  • 1948 - In a move that will give their pitching ace for the next deacade, the Chicago White Sox acquire young left handed Billy Pierce from the Detroit Tigers for All-Star catcher Aaron Robinson. The Tigers even sweeten the deal with $10,000. Pierce will win 186 games for the White Sox over the next 13 years. Robinson will last fewer than three seasons in Detroit.

1950s-1960s[]

  • 1951 - In Tokyo, 50,000 fans are on hand as an American All-Star team battles a Central League All-Star team. Joe DiMaggio hits a 400 ft. home run in the eighth inning to tie the game at 1–1, then his brother Dom laces an RBI-triple in the ninth and later scores to give the Americans a 3–2 victory. The Americans have won 12 games and tied one.
  • 1953 - The New York Giants end their tour of Japan. It is reported that each player received just $331 of the $3,000 they were promised.

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1990s[]

  • 1996 - At Tokyo, in the finale of the Japanese team against the MLB All-Stars, Japan rally for three runs to earn an 8–8 tie. The Americans hit .302 in the series with 11 home runs, and come away with four wins, two losses, and two ties. None of the games go extra innings. Steve Finley, who hit 8-for-20 with nine RBI, is named MVP.

2000s[]

Births[]

  • 1857 - Jim Whitney, pitcher (d. 1891)
  • 1878 - Cy Morgan, pitcher (d. 1962)
  • 1896 - Jimmy Dykes, All-Star player and manager (d. 1976)
  • 1912 - Birdie Tebbetts, All-Star player and manager (d. 1999)
  • 1922 - Johnny Lipon, infielder (d. 1998)
  • 1923 - Cal Ermer, player and manager (d. 2009)
  • 1930 - Gene Conley, All-Star pitcher
  • 1934 - Norm Cash, All-Star infielder (d. 1986)
  • 1953 - Larry Christenson, pitcher
  • 1953 - Larry Parrish, All-Star infielder
  • 1954 - Bob Stanley, All-Star pitcher
  • 1955 - Jack Clark, All-Star outfielder
  • 1964 - Keith Lockhart, infielder
  • 1964 - Junior Noboa, infielder
  • 1964 - Kenny Rogers, All-Star pitcher
  • 1971 - Butch Huskey, outfielder
  • 1972 - Shawn Green, All-Star outfielder
  • 1977 - Matt Cepicky, outfielder
  • 1978 - Jorge DePaula, pitcher
  • 1981 - Tony Blanco, infielder/outfielder

Deaths[]

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