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- 1876 - Ross Barnes of the Chicago White Stockings hits the first home run in National League history off the Cincinnati Reds' Cherokee Fisher. According to the Chicago Tribune, "Barnes, coming to bat with two men out, made the finest hit of the game straight down the left field to the carriages, for a clean home run."
- 1909 - Honus Wagner steals his way around the bases in the 1st inning of a game against the Cubs. It is the fourth time he steals second base, third and home in the same inning, a National League record. The record holder in the American League is Ty Cobb, who will pull the trick four times between 1909 and 1924. No player in major league history has ever accomplished this feat in each league, and only two more have accomplished the feat twice during their careers: Max Carey (NL) and Jackie Tavener (AL).
- 1917 - At Wrigley Field, Fred Toney of the Cincinnati Reds and Hippo Vaughn of the Chicago Cubs pitch a double no-hitter for nine innings, but the Reds win, 1 - 0, on two hits in the top of the 10th. Jim Thorpe drives in the winning run, scored by Larry Kopf, and Toney retires three Cubs in the bottom half of the inning, completing the fourth ten-inning no-hitter to date.
- 1920 - The first game in the history of the Negro National League is played. The Indianapolis ABCs host the Chicago American Giants, managed by Rube Foster. The ABCs, featuring Oscar Charleston, win the game, 4 - 2.
- 1923 - Walter Johnson records his first shutout of the season and the 100th of his major league-record 110 career shutouts as the Washington Senators defeat the New York Yankees, 3 - 0. Yankees shortstop Everett Scott receives a medal from the American League for playing in his 1,000th consecutive game.
- 1939 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees does not play against the Detroit Tigers at Briggs Stadium, ending at 2,130 his streak of consecutive games played. An ailing Gehrig removes himself from the lineup, telling his manager Joe McCarthy that he cannot play because of continuing weakness. Doctors will later diagnose Gehrig with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal disease that affects the muscles. Gehrig will never play again.
- 1943 - Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Schoolboy Rowe pinch hits with the bases loaded in the 6th inning and cracks a grand slam off the Boston Braves' Al Javery to break a tie. The Phillies win, 6 - 5, but it takes them 12 innings. For Rowe, it is his second career grand slam. He hit one in 1939 while with Detroit, as he is the only pitcher in major league history to hit a grand slam in each league. Rowe will finish the season with a .306 batting average as a pinch hitter.
- 1944 - Charley Schanz of the Philadelphia Phillies takes a 1 - 0 no-hitter into the 7th inning before giving up a two-run home run to Joe Medwick of the New York Giants, the only Giants hit of the day. Schanz wins his own game by clearing the bases with a triple in the 9th.
- 1947 - At Cleveland Stadium, Bob Feller fires his second one-hitter in ten days, stopping the Boston Red Sox, 2 - 0, while striking out ten. Johnny Pesky has the only hit for Boston. Joe Gordon's home run off Dave Ferriss is the only run Feller needs.
- 1949 - In his first major league start, Don Newcombe of the Brooklyn Dodgers shuts out the Cincinnati Reds, 3 - 0.
- 1951 - For the first time in major league history, a Jewish batter faces a Jewish pitcher while a Jewish catcher is behind the plate; such an instance has yet to reoccur. With Saul Rogovin on the mound and Joe Ginsberg catching, Lou Limmer steps in as a pinch-hitter. Limmer promptly deposits the ball into the seats.
- 1953 - Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Carlos Bernier hits three consecutive triples in a 12 - 4 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Bernier adds a single and a stolen base as Ralph Kiner and Jim Greengrass match home runs. In a stretch of 11 at bats, Bernier will hit four triples, two doubles, and two singles.
- 1954 - Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals hits five home runs in a doubleheader split against the New York Giants. The Cardinals win the first game, 10 - 6, but lose the second, 9 - 7. In a strange twist, one of the fans in attendance at Sportsman's Park is a young boy named Nate Colbert. In 1966, Colbert will make his major league debut. Six years later, he will tie Musial's record by hitting five home runs in a doubleheader.
- 1955 - At Ebbets Field, Carl Furillo hits his sixth home run of the season with Jackie Robinson on base in the 12th inning to give the Brooklyn Dodgers a 2 - 0 victory over the Milwaukee Braves. Carl Erskine wins his fourth game in a row, beating Gene Conley, as both pitchers post complete games.
- 1956 - At Wrigley Field, the New York Giants (25) and Chicago Cubs (23) set a major league record with 48 players on the field in a 17-inning marathon finally won by the visiting Giants, 6 - 5. The two teams combine to intentionally walk 11 batters, also a record, with the Cubs contributing seven of the free passes. Losing pitcher Jim Brosnan chips in with four walks, all intentional. Cubs third baseman Don Hoak is not one of the strollers, as he sets a National League record with six strikeouts, all against different pitchers, while Ernie Banks, Willie Mays and Wes Westrum are twice walked intentionally. Whitey Lockman starts in left field, switches to first base, returns to LF, and finishes at 1B. Ex-Giant Monte Irvin is 0 for 5 against five pitchers. The game is six minutes shy of the 5:19 record set by the Dodgers-Bees in 20 innings in 1940.
- 1959 - Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Redlegs hits for the cycle, in a 16 - 4 rout of the Dodgers.
- 1960 - Birmingham and Memphis set a Southern Association record by hitting 11 home runs in one game. With Russwood Park unavailable due to a fire, a temporary park proves especially inviting for home runs. Six of the home runs clear the right-field fence, which is only 204 feet from home plate.
- 1964 - At Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, the visiting Minnesota Twins hit four consecutive home runs in one inning. Tony Oliva, Bob Allison, Jimmie Hall, and Harmon Killebrew go deep in the 11th inning to defeat the Athletics, 7 - 3.
- 1968 - Philadelphia Phillies pitcher John Boozer is ejected by umpire Ed Vargo at Shea Stadium for throwing spitballs during his warmup pitches. Boozer is only the second major league pitcher to be ejected from a game for this.
- 1969 - Al Lopez resigns as manager of the Chicago White Sox due to health reasons. Lopez, who left the game with 840 wins and two American League pennants, is replaced by Don Gutteridge.
- The long holdout of Oakland Athletics All-Star pitcher Vida Blue comes to an end. Blue, who won both the American League MVP and Cy Young awards in 1971, agrees to a contract for $63,000, after balking at owner Charlie Finley's previous offers. Perhaps affected by the long layoff, Blue will win only six games this year but will pitch well in the postseason.
- Bobby Bonds of the Giants has the team's only two hits in a 4 - 2 loss against Gary Gentry of the Mets. Bonds triples in the 4th and 9th innings and scores the Giants' only two runs, becoming the only player in major league history to have two triples as his team's only two hits in a game.
- 1976 - Jose Cardenal goes 6 for 7 with four RBI, including a double and a home run, as the Cubs defeat the Giants, 6 - 5, in the 14-inning first game of a doubleheader.
- 1984 - LaMarr Hoyt faces 27 batters in a 3 - 0, one-hit shutout against the New York Yankees. Don Mattingly has the only hit for New York, an opposite-field blooper in the 7th inning, which is followed by a double play.
- After having missed spring training and the first month of the season because of collusion, Montreal Expos outfielder Tim Raines debuts by going 4 for 5, including a 10th-inning grand slam, in an 11 - 7 win over the New York Mets.
- Graig Nettles and Dion James each hit grand slams to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 12 - 4 rout of the Houston Astros. It is the first time since July 3, 1966 (when pitcher Tony Cloninger did it by himself), that the Braves have hit two grand slams in one game.
- 1992 - New York Yankees pitcher Scott Sanderson becomes the 12th pitcher in major league history to surrender four home runs in a single inning. Sanderson is rocked in the 5th inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins by Shane Mack, Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek, and Randy Bush. The Twins need all the homers as they win, 7 - 6.
- 1993 - Texas defeats the Brewers, 13 - 2, collecting 15 hits. Jose Canseco hits a single, double and home run before leaving for a pinch runner. Protecting a 12 - 2 lead, Jeff Bronkey pitches three innings in relief of Robb Nen, and earns a save in his major league debut with Texas. Bronkey is the first major leaguer born in Afghanistan.
- Hideo Nomo of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the first Japanese native to play in the majors in three decades. Nomo pitches five scoreless innings of one-hit ball, but the Dodgers blow a 3 - 0 lead and lose to San Francisco, 4 - 3. Nomo will have an excellent season and win the Rookie of the Year Award, opening the gates for a large number of Japanese players to follow him to the major leagues.
- The Red Sox defeat the Yankees, 8 - 0, scoring their runs on grand slams in back-to-back innings by former college teammates John Valentin and Mo Vaughn. It is the first time ever that two grand slams account for all the runs scored in a major league game.
- 1998 - New York Yankees pitchers Roger Clemens (seven innings) and Paul Quantrill (two innings) combine to one-hit the Oakland Athletics, 7 - 0. Oakland's only hit is a single by rookie Ben Grieve.
- 1999 - Texas Rangers designated hitter Rafael Palmeiro has three hits, including his 2,000th, and Juan Gonzalez belts his third home run in three games as Texas wins over the Cleveland Indians, 8 - 6.
- The Atlanta Braves become the first National League team in 49 years to win 15 straight games by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5 - 3. The last team to do so was the 1951 New York Giants. The Braves' streak will end tomorrow.
- In Kerry Wood's comeback game following surgery, the fireballer sets down the Houston Astros for six innings, allowing three hits and one run. The Chicago Cubs make it easy for Wood, scoring ten runs in the first five innings. Wood helps himself with one of three Cubs home runs.
- The Kansas City Royals score three runs in the 10th inning to defeat the Oakland Athletics, 8 - 7. Oakland closer Jason Isringhausen, who was 14 for 14 in career saves, is two outs away from tying the major league mark for consecutive saves to start a career before blowing the lead.
- The Braves beat the Brewers, 1 - 0, as Greg Maddux hurls a two-hitter and strikes out a career-high 14, including eight of the last ten batters he faces. It is his 100th complete game, as B.J. Surhoff's solo home run in the 3rd inning off Paul Rigdon is the only run he needs.
- Daniel Fernández scores his 1,506th run in the Mexican League to break Hector Espino's decades-old record.
- 2002 - Mike Cameron hits four home runs and comes close to a record-setting fifth in leading the Seattle Mariners to a 15 - 4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Cameron is only the 13th player in major league history to homer four times in a game. He connects in his first four at-bats in just five innings as he joins Bret Boone as the first teammates to hit two home runs in the same inning. They connect back-to-back twice in a ten-run 1st.
- 2005 - Jim Edmonds hits a three-run home run off closer Danny Graves, and John Mabry adds a two-run homer that completes the greatest 9th-inning comeback in St. Louis Cardinals history. The Cardinals send 12 batters to the plate and score seven runs in the top of the 9th to beat Cincinnati, 10 - 9.
- At Wrigley Field, Zach Duke of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches a five-hitter for his first complete game and shutout in the Pirates' 8 - 0 win victory over the Chicago Cubs.
- Fernando Nieve collects his first win, hit and RBI as a big leaguer, and the Houston Astros rough up Milwaukee ace Ben Sheets in an 8 - 5 victory. Nieve, who retires 14 in a row at one point, gives up four runs and six hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings.
- 2007 - Jarrod Saltalamacchia of the Braves sets the record for the longest name in major league history. 15 prior players have had 13 letters in their last names, with the record having stood since the 19th Century. Saltalamacchia debuts on his 22nd birthday and gets the appearance due to injuries to Brian McCann and Brayan Pena a day earlier, both hit by bats.
- The Phillies take over first place in the NL East by beating Mets ace Johan Santana like a rag doll. Santana gives up ten runs, including eight in the 4th inning, which he fails to complete. With the Mets leading 5 - 3, he issues a two-out bases-loaded walk to his opposite, Jamie Moyer, then Shane Victorino blasts a grand slam to open the floodgates. Chase Utley adds a two-run shot to chase Santana; Placido Polanco and Ryan Howard had homered earlier against him. The Phillies win, 11 - 5.
- Ty Wigginton hits a game-winning double off closer Jonathan Papelbon in the bottom of the 10th to give Baltimore a 3 - 2 win over Boston, completing a three-game sweep, their first at home over the Red Sox since 1974. At 7-18, Baltimore still has the worst record in the majors though.
- Zack Greinke, the 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner, falls to 0-3 on the year with a 1 - 0 loss to the league-leading Tampa Bay Rays. Wade Davis gets the win with seven shutout innings. Greinke has a 2.27 ERA in six starts, but has not received any run support from his Kansas City teammates.
- Pinar del Rio wins its third Cuban Serie Nacional title, four games to two over Ciego de Ávila. The finale is a 6 - 1 win, powered by leadoff man David Castillo's three hits, two runs and two RBI and finals MVP Yosvani Torres's complete game effort. Alfonso Urquiola manages his second title-winner, while Roger Machado can take consolation in guiding Ciego de Ávila to its first finals ever.
- Andre Ethier is now halfway to Joe DiMaggio's record 56-game hitting streak, getting a hit for the 28th consecutive game in Los Angeles' 5 - 2 win over the Cubs. Clayton Kershaw is the winner over James Russell. Russell and fifth starter Andrew Cashner are now a combined 1-8 for the Cubs.
- Dan Robertson hits for the cycle, going 4 for 6 with six RBI for the San Antonio Missions in a 17 - 6 rout of Midland in the Texas League. Robertson is only in the line-up because teammate Blake Tekotte comes down with an allergic reaction before the game.
- Indians OF Shin Soo Choo is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Sheffield Lake, OH. He is already the sixth major leaguer caught in such circumstances since the start of spring training, after Miguel Cabrera, Adam Kennedy, Austin Kearns, Derek Lowe and Coco Crisp. A number of players comment that it is not right that players caught in this activity face no sanction from Major League Baseball.
- Jered Weaver throws the tenth no-hitter in franchise history for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, disposing of Minnesota, 9 - 0. He gives up a single walk in the game, while one batter reaches on a dropped third strike. The no-no comes less than a year after teammate Ervin Santana threw one against the Indians in July of 2011.
- Chipper Jones hits a two-run walk-off homer in the 11th inning to give the Braves a wild 15 - 13 win over the Phillies. The Braves come back twice, down 6 - 0 against ace Roy Halladay, and down by four runs in the 8th, only to see their closer, Craig Kimbrel, blow a 13 - 12 lead in the 9th. Carlos Ruiz drives in seven runs in a losing cause for Philadelphia. Jason Giambi also hits a walk-off homer today. The Elias Sports Bureau reports that it is the first time two players over 40 hit walk-off homers on the same day.
- A.J. Burnett is trounced for 12 runs in 2 2/3 innings as the Cardinals rout the Pirates. He allows the most runs by a Pirate hurler in 80 years and gives up more earned runs in under three innings than anyone else since earned runs first became an official statistic in 1913, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
- 2013 - The Tigers score four times in the 13th inning to defeat the Astros, 7 - 3. Austin Jackson leads off the inning with a double off Dallas Keuchel and takes third on a ground out; Astros manager Bo Porter orders that sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder be issued intentional walks, but light-hitting Don Kelly comes through with a single to open the floodgates and Matt Tuiasosopo follows with a two-run double. Luke Putkonen, called up from AAA earlier in the day, earns his first big league win for Detroit.
- 2018 - Mookie Betts hits three solo homers to lead the Red Sox to a 5 - 4 win over the Royals. All three blasts come off Danny Duffy, with the last one breaking a 4 - 4 tie in the 7th. It is already the second three-homer game for Betts this season and the fourth of his career, tying him for the franchise record held by Ted Williams. At 26, he is the youngest player to have four such games.
- Noah Syndergaard of the Mets pitches a complete game shutout and also homers off Tyler Mahle for the game's only run as he defeats the Reds, 1 - 0. The last player to have managed that particular feat had been Bob Welch, back in 1983.
- Uganda player-manager Bernard Adei and 16-year-old Nicholas Alumai combine on a no-hitter of Zimbabwe in the 2019 Africa Cup Baseball Championship.
- 2021 - Teammates A.J. Pollock (8) and Matt Beaty (7) combine for 15 RBIs in the Dodgers' 16 - 4 win over the Brewers. They are only the sixth pair of teammates to each have at least seven RBI in a game.
- On the day when teams are required to trim their rosters from 28 players to 26, with a maximum of 14 pitchers, the Mets decide to have veteran 2B Robinson Canó designated for assignment. They will have to pay him the nearly $45 million remaining on his contract, making this one of the largest buy-outs in major league history.
- The Yankees extend their winning streak to ten games, improving their major league-best record to 17-6 with a 3 - 2 win over the Blue Jays. Gleyber Torres drives in all three runs for New York with a two-run homer off Ross Stripling in the 4th and a 9th-inning single off Yimi Garcia.
- 2023 - It's a restaging of the Miller's Tale in Oakland as Mason Miller pitches seven hitless innings for the Athletics while his opponent, Bryce Miller, making his major league debut for Seattle, replies by retiring the first 16 batters he faces in order. Bryce's streak is broken when Tony Kemp singles with one out in the 6th, but he leaves after allowing just one run, while walking none and striking out ten - only the third pitcher to do this in his debut after Stephen Strasburg and Johnny Cueto. For his part, Mason leaves with a 1 - 0 lead, but his replacement, Richard Lovelady, surrenders a game-tying homer to A.J. Pollock with one out in the 8th for Seattle's first hit. The Mariners end up on top, 2 - 1, with neither Miller figuring in the decision.
- 1847 - Herb Worth, outfielder, umpire (d. 1914)
- 1862 - Ollie Beard, infielder (d. 1929)
- 1866 - Reddy Mack, infielder (d. 1916)
- 1876 - Jack Morrissey, infielder (d. 1936)
- 1886 - Larry Cheney, pitcher (d. 1969)
- 1887 - Eddie Collins, infielder, manager; Hall of Famer (d. 1951)
- 1891 - John Leary, infielder (d. 1961)
- 1891 - Edgar Wesley, infielder (d. 1966)
- 1896 - Bill Piercy, pitcher (d. 1951)
- 1898 - Teodoro Mariscal, minor league executive; Salon de la Fama (d. 1955)
- 1898 - Lucas Turk, pitcher (d. 1994)
- 1899 - Skinny O'Neal, pitcher (d. 1981)
- 1899 - Gale Staley, infielder (d. 1989)
- 1902 - Freddy Sale, pitcher (d. 1956)
- 1904 - Bing Crosby, owner (d. 1977)
- 1909 - Walter Burch, catcher, manager (d. ????)
- 1909 - George Giles, Negro League infielder and manager (d. 1992)
- 1914 - Calín Rodríguez, Dominican national team utility man (d. 1964)
- 1915 - Whitey Miller, pitcher (d. 1991)
- 1915 - Ken Richardson, infielder (d. 1987)
- 1916 - Tee Mitchell, pitcher (d. 1970)
- 1917 - Irv Dickens, minor league infielder and manager (d. 1995)
- 1918 - Bud Kimball, minor league infielder and manager (d. 1990)
- 1921 - Franco Imbastaro, writer; Italian Baseball Hall of Fame (d. 1974)
- 1925 - Ralph Brickner, pitcher (d. 1994)
- 1926 - Sam Hill, outfielder (d. 1977)
- 1928 - Joe Falls, writer (d. 2004)
- 1931 - Don Boenker, minor league pitcher (d. 2018)
- 1932 - Eddie Bressoud, infielder; All-Star
- 1933 - Ultus Alvarez, minor league outfielder (d. 2010)
- 1937 - Monroe Ingram, college coach (d. 2015)
- 1939 - Gates Brown, outfielder (d. 2013)
- 1939 - Dan Newman, minor league catcher (d. 2017)
- 1940 - Kaye Greenham, Australian national team physician; Baseball Australia Hall of Fame
- 1941 - Clay Carroll, pitcher; All-Star
- 1944 - Ken Huebner, minor league infielder (d. 2017)
- 1948 - Etienne Artsen, Hoofdklasse outfielder (d. 2020)
- 1948 - Larry Gowell, pitcher (d. 2020)
- 1949 - Steve Grilli, pitcher
- 1951 - Larry Gallo, college coach
- 1954 - Keith Moreland, outfielder
- 1954 - Steve Rippley, umpire
- 1955 - Cal Barr, minor league catcher
- 1959 - Brick Smith, infielder
- 1960 - Yong-soo Kim, KBO pitcher
- 1962 - Jim Walewander, infielder
- 1965 - Felix Jose, outfielder; All-Star
- 1968 - Paul Emmel, umpire
- 1969 - Lynn Carlson, college coach
- 1970 - Joe Crawford, pitcher
- 1971 - Brent Bowers, outfielder
- 1972 - Roel Empacis, Philippines national team outfielder
- 1972 - Matt Jones, college coach
- 1973 - Ramon Tatis, pitcher
- 1974 - Yovani Aragón, Cuban league pitcher and manager
- 1974 - Hamed Khellouche, French national team catcher
- 1974 - Jim Reyes, Guam national team infielder
- 1975 - Mark J. Johnson, pitcher
- 1976 - Felix Tejada, Dominican national team catcher
- 1977 - Luke Hudson, pitcher
- 1977 - Craig Kuzmic, minor league catcher/infielder
- 1979 - Jason Arnold, minor league pitcher
- 1981 - Manuel Rodriguez, minor league player
- 1981 - Ricardo Siljeur, Extraliga outfielder
- 1982 - Hiroyuki Sakanashi, Austrian national team manager
- 1983 - Leroy Antonia, Netherlands Antilles national team player
- 1983 - Benny Cepeda, minor league pitcher
- 1984 - Kyle Gruver, Division Elite pitcher
- 1984 - Alexander Penalo, minor league infielder
- 1985 - Jose Ascanio, pitcher
- 1985 - Chris Kissock, minor league pitcher
- 1985 - Jarrod Saltalamacchia, catcher
- 1985 - David Sutherland, minor league infielder
- 1986 - Kris Edwards, minor league pitcher
- 1987 - Supun Abeysooriya, Sri Lankan national team outfielder
- 1988 - Neftali Feliz, pitcher; All-Star
- 1989 - Frédéric Hanvi, minor league catcher
- 1989 - Chinthaka Indunil, Sri Lankan national team catcher
- 1990 - Ryan Fuller, coach
- 1990 - Erasmo Ramirez, pitcher
- 1990 - Lance Rymel, minor league catcher and manager
- 1991 - Marek Bošanský, Extraliga pitcher
- 1991 - Miles Head, minor league infielder
- 1991 - Jonathan Villar, infielder
- 1992 - Yadiel Rivera, infielder
- 1993 - Matthieu Quinquis, New Caledonia national team designated hitter
- 1994 - Penn Murfee, pitcher
- 1994 - Daniel Pinero, minor league infielder
- 1995 - Rosie Lyard, French women's national team infielder-pitcher
- 1995 - Carlos Martinez, minor league catcher
- 1996 - Luis Torrens, catcher
- 1997 - Blake Rutherford, minor league outfielder
- 1998 - Ian Anderson, pitcher
- 1998 - Jordan McArdle, minor league infielder
- 1998 - Ari Sechopoulos, minor league player
- 2000 - Eric Cerantola, drafted pitcher
- 1902 - Bill Greenwood, infielder (b. 1857)
- 1903 - Odie Porter, pitcher (b. 1877)
- 1908 - Ed O'Neil, pitcher (b. 1870)
- 1944 - Art Thomason, outfielder (b. 1889)
- 1945 - Joe Corbett, pitcher (b. 1875)
- 1947 - Ossie France, pitcher (b. 1858)
- 1947 - Atkins Collins, pitcher (b. 1909)
- 1947 - Joe Scott, infielder (b. 1906)
- 1948 - Dick Cogan, pitcher (b. 1871)
- 1949 - Ina Eloise Young, writer (b. 1881)
- 1950 - Jo-Jo Morrissey, infielder (b. 1904)
- 1953 - Fred Miller, pitcher (b. 1886)
- 1962 - Sensation Clark, pitcher (b. 1902)
- 1965 - Wally Hood, outfielder (b. 1895)
- 1969 - Steve Larkin, pitcher (b. 1910)
- 1970 - Art Delaney, pitcher (b. 1895)
- 1972 - Hop Bartlett, pitcher (b. 1900)
- 1972 - Jack Smith, outfielder (b. 1895)
- 1976 - Dan Bankhead, pitcher; All-Star (b. 1920)
- 1979 - Lou Raymond, infielder (b. 1894)
- 1982 - Leo Callahan, outfielder (b. 1890)
- 1983 - Dewitt Owens, infielder (b. 1900)
- 1983 - Archie Yelle, catcher (b. 1892)
- 1988 - Art Hefner, outfielder (b. 1913)
- 1989 - Virgil Stallcup, infielder (b. 1922)
- 1992 - Cannonball Berry, pitcher (b. 1911)
- 1994 - Buck Fausett, infielder (b. 1908)
- 1995 - Thorpe Hamilton, minor league infielder and manager (b. 1903)
- 1996 - Pinky Jorgensen, outfielder (b. 1914)
- 1997 - Don O'Riley, pitcher (b. 1945)
- 1997 - Jimmy Wilson, outfielder (b. 1920)
- 1998 - Johnny Grodzicki, pitcher (b. 1917)
- 2000 - Raymond Goetz, arbitrator (b. 1922)
- 2000 - Emilio Vargas, Cuban league pitcher (b. 1933)
- 2003 - Carlos Bustos, Colombian national team infielder (b. 1924)
- 2004 - Moe Burtschy, pitcher (b. 1922)
- 2006 - Boyd Coffie, minor league catcher (b,. 1937)
- 2006 - Joe Schmidt, minor league player and manager (b. 1918)
- 2014 - George Digby, scout (b. 1917)
- 2014 - Wilber McCullough, minor league pitcher (b. 1924)
- 2015 - Bob Schmidt, catcher; All-Star (b. 1933)
- 2016 - Gordie Sundin, pitcher (b. 1937)
- 2020 - Jim Cross, college coach (b. 1933)
- 2021 - Ken Parker, scout (b. ~1944)
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