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- 1886 - The official American Association batting averages show Dave Orr with .346 edging Bob Caruthers and Guy Hecker, both at .342.
- 1899 - The National League announces that, starting next season, there will be two umpires working each game.
- 1931 - New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert buys the Newark Bears International League franchise. The Bears will be very successful and will send many players to New York.
- 1934 - Bucky Harris, who managed the 1924 and 1925 American League champion Washington Senators, is hired back to D.C. to replace youthful Joe Cronin, who has been sold to the Boston Red Sox.
- 1944 - The Japanese Professional Baseball League announces that it will suspend the remainder of the season due to World War II. The 1945 season will be canceled altogether.
- 1951 - Lefty O'Doul's All-Stars, including Joe DiMaggio, Ferris Fain and Billy Martin, lose 3 - 1 to a Pacific League All-Star team. This is only the second time since 1922 that an American professional team has lost to Japan, and the first time to professional players.
- 1958 - Mayor Robert Wagner of New York announces preliminary plans for a third major league. Chairman William Shea, of what will become the Continental League, says it is apparent that the National League is going to ignore New York City. He implies that the new league will be free to raid major league rosters.
- 1967 - Following a meeting of National League owners, president Warren Giles says the league will not stand in the way of American League expansion to Seattle and Kansas City.
- 1968 - St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win the National League MVP Award.
- 1974 - Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey is selected National League MVP, after he hit for a .312 average with 21 home runs and 111 RBI.
- 1978 - The New York Yankees sign free agent pitcher Luis Tiant to a two-year $875,000 contract. Tiant, formerly of the Boston Red Sox, becomes the first player to sign with a new club following this year's reentry draft.
- 1979 - For the first time in major league history, two players share the Most Valuable Player Award. The National League co-winners are Willie Stargell, the spiritual leader of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who hit .281 with 32 home runs, and St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Keith Hernandez, who led the NL in runs (116), doubles (48) and batting average (.344).
- 1984 - Ryne Sandberg wins the National League MVP Award, becoming the first Chicago Cubs player to do so since Ernie Banks in 1959. Sandberg hit .314 with 19 home runs and 32 stolen bases and led the NL in runs (114) and triples (19).
- 1986 - Pitcher Dave Stewart, who went 9-5 for the Oakland Athletics after being released by the Phillies in May, signs a two-year contract with Oakland.
- 1989 - After 16 years with the same team, outfielder Jim Rice is released by the Boston Red Sox. Rice retires from the game with 382 home runs and a .298 average. He will eventually be elected to the Hall of Fame.
- 1990 - Oakland Athletics pitcher Bob Welch is named the 1990 American League Cy Young Award winner. His 27 wins were the most in the major leagues since Steve Carlton in 1972.
- Atlanta Braves pitcher Greg Maddux wins the National League Cy Young Award for an unprecedented fourth straight time. Maddux had a remarkable 19-2 record with a 1.63 ERA, the second year his ERA is below 1.80.
- Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin is named National League MVP.
- San Diego Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti becomes the fourth unanimous winner of the National League MVP Award. Caminiti set team records for home runs (40), RBI (130) and slugging percentage (.621), while leading the Padres to the NL West division title for the first time since 1984.
- The Cleveland Indians trade pitcher Julian Tavarez and infielders Jose Vizcaino and Jeff Kent to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for slugging third baseman Matt Williams.
- 1997 - Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies is named National League MVP, becoming the first Canadian in either league to win the honor. Walker, who hit .366 with 49 home runs and 130 RBI, caps off a big week for Canada. Earlier in the week, pitchers Roger Clemens of the Toronto Blue Jays and Pedro Martinez of the Montreal Expos each won the Cy Young Award.
- 1998 - The ball thrown by Boston Red Sox pitcher Howard Ehmke and hit by Babe Ruth for the first home run in Yankee Stadium history is sold at an auction for $126,500 (110,000 bid + 15% commission). Mark Scala found the 1923 historic ball in the attic of his grandmother's home several years ago.
- 2000 - Pedro Martinez of the Boston Red Sox becomes the first pitcher to win the American League Cy Young Award unanimously in consecutive years. Martinez, who posted an 18-6 mark with a 1.74 ERA, has copped the "top pitcher" honor three of the last four seasons.
- 2001 - Pitcher Randy Johnson, who posted a 21-6 record with a 2.49 ERA and 372 strikeouts, wins his fourth Cy Young Award, his third straight as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Previously, Johnson also won the honor in 1995 with Seattle, and is the second pitcher to win three consecutive Cy Young awards, joining Greg Maddux who won four in a row from 1992-1995.
- 2002 - The San Francisco Giants select former Montreal Expos veteran skipper Felipe Alou to replace Dusty Baker as their new manager. The 67-year-old Dominican Republic native compiled a 691-717 record during his ten years at the helm with Montreal and was selected as the National League Manager of the Year in the 1994 strike-shortened season.
- Hiromitsu Ochiai wins the Matsutaro Shoriki Award after having led his Chunichi Dragons to their first Japan Series title in over 50 years.
- CC Sabathia wins the 2007 American League Cy Young Award, beating out Josh Beckett. Sabathia is the first African-American Cy Young Award winner since Dwight Gooden in 1985 and the first African-American winner in the American League since Vida Blue in 1971.
- Kazuhisa Inao passes away. Inao had gone 276-137 in an amazing career in Nippon Pro Baseball. He was noted for winning four straight games in the 1958 Japan Series after his Nishitetsu Lions fell behind three games to zero.
- Cliff Lee wins the 2008 American League Cy Young Award, taking 24 of 28 first-place votes. Lee went 22-3 with a 2.54 ERA for the Cleveland Indians. He led the league in ERA and wins. Lee is the second straight Indians left-hander to win the award, following CC Sabathia in 2007.
- The Yankees look to upgrade their offense by trading for OF Nick Swisher. They also pick up P Kanekoa Texeira in the deal with the Chicago White Sox, while giving up prospect Jeff Marquez, infielder Wilson Betemit and pitcher Jhonny Nunez.
- 2009 - Indios de Guantánamo shortstop Dainer Moreira goes 6 for 6 with two doubles to tie the Cuban Serie Nacional record for hits in a nine-inning game. Guantánamo beats Ciego de Ávila, 12 - 2.
- 2010 - The Marlins trade perennial prospect, OF Cameron Maybin, to the Padres for relievers Edward Mujica and Ryan Webb. A former first-round draft pick in 2005, Maybin was the youngest player in the American League in 2007, but has had only a season's worth of at-bats over four years in the majors, hitting .246.
- For the first time ever, the first two games of the Japan Series go to extra innings. The 2011 Japan Series's second game is certainly one of déjà vu - for the second straight day, the Chunichi Dragons beat the Softbank Hawks, 2 - 1. Both games go ten innings at the Yahoo Dome and in both games, Takahiro Mahara takes the loss. Today, Masahiko Morino singles in Masahiro Araki with the winner.
- The Cardinals name former catcher Mike Matheny to succeed Tony LaRussa as their manager. An outstanding defensive player, Matheny has no managerial experience and was most recently a minor league instructor for the World Champs.
- Davey Johnson, who led Washington to the best record in the National League, and Bob Melvin, who guided the Athletics to a completely unexpected conquest of the AL West flag, are the recipients of the Manager of the Year Award in their respective leagues.
- Only one year after splurging on the free agent market, the Miami Marlins change course completely, sending two of their top signees from last season, SS Jose Reyes and P Mark Buehrle, to the Toronto Blue Jays, along with staff ace Josh Johnson. With closer Heath Bell having been traded away earlier this off-season, it's clear that the Fish are not looking to compete now. In return for the pricey veterans, they receive a package of young players headed by SS Yunel Escobar, IF Adeiny Hechavarria, P Henderson Alvarez, C Jeff Mathis and three minor leaguers (Justin Nicolino, Anthony Desclafani and Jake Marisnick). Two other big league veterans, C John Buck and utility player Emilio Bonifacio are also headed north, as the Blue Jays see a chance to win now in a seemingly wide open AL East. Under pressure from Marlins fans decrying yet another fire sale, Commissioner Bud Selig announces that he will need to review the trade before it goes ahead, but will give his approval on November 19th.
- Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers, the only 20-game winner in the majors last season, wins the 2013 American League Cy Young Award, while Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is the National League winner after leading the circuit in both ERA and strikeouts.
- The Athletics sign utility infielder Nick Punto to a one-year contract.
- 2014 - OF Mike Trout of the Angels is the unanimous winner of the 2014 American League Most Valuable Player Award, while P Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers adds the 2014 National League Most Valuable Player Award to the Cy Young Award he collected a day earlier.
- 2015 - The Red Sox acquire closer Craig Kimbrel from San Diego for four prospects: OF Manuel Margot, SS Javy Guerra, IF Carlos Asuaje and P Logan Allen.
- Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr passes away in Junction City, OR at the age of 99. He was the Oldest Living MLB Player and also the last surviving player to have played in the 1930s.
- OF Aaron Judge, who led the AL in home runs, is the unanimous winner of the 2017 American League Rookie of the Year Award, while 1B Cody Bellinger is also a unanimous winner in the National League.
- The teams required to pay the luxury tax are announced, with the Dodgers leading the way, as their total salary outlay this year amounted to $244 million. They are joined by the Yankees for the 15th straight year, as their salary mass was the second-highest in the majors and the only other to top $200 million. Boston, the Cubs, Detroit and San Francisco are also assessed the tax, the latter two teams in spite of finishing last in their respective divisions.
- 2018 - Brian Snitker of the Braves is named the Manager of the Year in the National League, while Bob Melvin of the Athletics wins the honor in the AL. Both men helped their teams make significant progress that landed them a postseason slot last season.
- 2019 - The Australian national team beats Team USA in a premier international event (Olympics, Baseball World Cup, Premier 12 or World Baseball Classic) for the first time, having dropped nine prior matches. In a Super Round game at the 2019 Premier 12, Tim Atherton allows one hit in 5 1/3 innings and Peter Moylan, Ryan Searle and Jon Kennedy close out a 2 - 1 win. Aaron Whitefield drives in both runs with a 1st-inning single off Tanner Houck then makes a great catch to rob Connor Chatham right before Mark Payton's homer in the 8th, saving a run.
- 2020 - The Miami Marlins hire senior MLB executive Kim Ng to be their new General Manager, making her the first woman to occupy such a position in the history of North American men's sports.
- 1849 - John Cheppu, umpire (d. ????)
- 1860 - George Myers, catcher (d. 1926)
- 1862 - Pete Meegan, pitcher (d. 1905)
- 1862 - Podge Weihe, outfielder (d. 1914)
- 1881 - Al Boucher, infielder (d. 1974)
- 1882 - Ezra Midkiff, infielder (d. 1957)
- 1884 - Tom Daley, outfielder (d. 1934)
- 1885 - Ralph Kreitz, catcher (d. 1941)
- 1887 - Josh Devore, outfielder (d. 1954)
- 1888 - Andy Harrington, pitcher (d. 1938)
- 1889 - Buck Stanley, pitcher (d. 1940)
- 1894 - Ernie Neitzke, outfielder (d. 1977)
- 1895 - George Dumont, pitcher (d. 1956)
- 1895 - Ray Steineder, pitcher (d. 1982)
- 1901 - Moose Clabaugh, outfielder (d. 1984)
- 1903 - Si Rosenthal, outfielder (d. 1969)
- 1904 - Halley Harding, infielder (d. 1967)
- 1905 - Jocko Collins, scout (d. 1986)
- 1905 - Milt Shoffner, pitcher (d. 1978)
- 1907 - Artie Gore, umpire (d. 1986)
- 1908 - John Kroner, infielder (d. 1968)
- 1909 - Bob Garbark, catcher (d. 1990)
- 1911 - John Mihalic, infielder (d. 1987)
- 1911 - Buck O'Neil, infielder, manager; All-Star, Hall of Fame (d. 2006)
- 1912 - Alex Kampouris, infielder (d. 1993)
- 1912 - Jackie Price, infielder (d. 1967)
- 1912 - Casey Walker, catcher (d. 1998)
- 1914 - Jack Hallett, pitcher (d. 1982)
- 1914 - Ulysses Redd, infielder (d. 2002)
- 1915 - Ted Wilks, pitcher (d. 1989)
- 1917 - Nick Goulish, outfielder (d. 1984)
- 1922 - Andy Anderson, infielder (d. 1982)
- 1924 - Rafael Cabrera, outfielder (d. 1990)
- 1925 - Jim Delsing, outfielder (d. 2006)
- 1925 - Calvin Felix, minor league outfielder
- 1926 - Steve Lembo, catcher (d. 1989)
- 1927 - Alfio D'Aprile, Serie A1 umpire; Italian Hall of Fame (d. 2001)
- 1928 - Steve Bilko, infielder (d. 1978)
- 1929 - Lyle Olsen, minor league infielder (d. 2000)
- 1935 - Harold Price, college coach (d. 2017)
- 1939 - John Mason, minor league outfielder
- 1939 - Wes Parker, infielder
- 1941 - Mel Stottlemyre, pitcher; All-Star (d. 2019)
- 1942 - Wayne Norton, minor league outfielder; Baseball Canada executive; Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (d. 2018)
- 1942 - Bobby Pfeil, infielder
- 1946 - George Theodore, outfielder
- 1947 - Gene Garber, pitcher
- 1949 - Mike Bubalo, minor league outfielder and manager
- 1949 - Ben Solaita, American Samoa national team manager (d. 2011)
- 1950 - Gil Vidrio, minor league infielder
- 1951 - Larry Harlow, outfielder
- 1952 - Adlai Moss, Bahamas national team player
- 1952 - John Sutton, pitcher
- 1957 - Ming-Te Tseng, Taiwan national team pitcher
- 1958 - José Antonio Peña, Spanish Baseball Hall of Famer
- 1958 - Dan Petry, pitcher; All-Star
- 1959 - Dave Shipanoff, pitcher
- 1962 - Jeff Cisco, minor league catcher
- 1962 - Gary Grudzinski, minor league pitcher (d. 2011)
- 1962 - Ping-Yang Huang, CPBL pitcher
- 1963 - Dan Grunhard, minor league outfielder
- 1965 - Tom Alfredson, minor league outfielder
- 1965 - Pat Bergquist, minor league outfielder
- 1965 - Colin Charland, minor league pitcher
- 1965 - Bob Natal, catcher
- 1968 - Pat Hentgen, pitcher; All-Star
- 1968 - Mark Kiefer, pitcher
- 1969 - Rigo Beltran, pitcher
- 1969 - Darek Braunecker, agent/minor league pitcher
- 1970 - Sharnol Adriana, minor league infielder and manager
- 1970 - Ramser Correa, minor league pitcher
- 1970 - Vic Darensbourg, pitcher
- 1973 - Jason Simontacchi, pitcher
- 1974 - Robert Bruce, minor league player
- 1974 - Ricky Gonzalez, minor league catcher
- 1974 - Battista Perri, minor league pitcher
- 1974 - Dan Urbina, minor league pitcher
- 1974 - Jon Ward, minor league pitcher
- 1978 - Ronnie Merrill, minor league infielder
- 1979 - Tony Doyle, Guam national team infielder
- 1979 - Gerald Laird, catcher
- 1981 - Jesen Merle, minor league pitcher
- 1981 - Hiroaki Takaya, NPB catcher
- 1984 - Tony Abreu, infielder
- 1985 - Asdrubal Cabrera, infielder; All-Star
- 1985 - Walter Diaz, minor league infielder
- 1986 - Josh Bell, infielder
- 1986 - Wade Miley, pitcher; All-Star
- 1986 - Juan Perez, outfielder
- 1986 - Bryan Price, pitcher
- 1986 - Yuankai Zhai, China Baseball League outfielder
- 1987 - Tim Adleman, pitcher
- 1989 - Lane Adams, outfielder
- 1989 - Carlos Frias, pitcher
- 1989 - Mario Martínez, minor league infielder
- 1989 - Gerson Montilla, minor league infielder
- 1990 - Luke Bard, pitcher
- 1990 - Chris Devenski, pitcher; All-Star
- 1990 - Troy Neiman, minor league pitcher
- 1990 - Justin Viele, coach
- 1990 - Arodys Vizcaino, pitcher
- 1991 - Logan Wade, minor league infielder
- 1992 - Daniel Gossett, pitcher
- 1994 - Santiago Espinal, infielder; All-Star
- 1995 - Jose Vicente, minor league infielder
- 1996 - Joseph Langkilde III, American Samoa national team infielder
- 1996 - Bo Gilligan, Swedish national team pitcher
- 1997 - Trevor Rogers, pitcher; All-Star
- 1998 - Chin Cheng, CPBL outfielder
- 1999 - Brett Baty, infielder
- 2000 - George Valera, minor league outfielder
- 2002 - Pol Tharith, Cambodian national team outfielder
- 1884 - Bill Sullivan, outfielder (b. 1853)
- 1918 - Joseph Young, umpire (b. 1854)
- 1926 - Frank Pearce, pitcher (b. 1860)
- 1932 - Willie Clark, infielder (b. 1870)
- 1934 - Kid McLaughlin, outfielder (b. 1888)
- 1942 - Izzy Hoffman, outfielder (b. 1875)
- 1958 - Heinie Elder, pitcher (b. 1890)
- 1963 - Muddy Ruel, catcher, manager (b. 1896)
- 1964 - Bris Lord, outfielder (b. 1883)
- 1978 - Les Powers, infielder (b. 1909)
- 1981 - Alex Radcliff, infielder; All-Star (b. 1905)
- 1984 - Aubrey Epps, catcher (b. 1912)
- 1986 - Dixie Upright, pinch hitter (b. 1926)
- 1986 - Les Webber, pitcher (b. 1915)
- 1990 - Helen Dettweiler, broadcaster (b. 1914)
- 1992 - Johnny Ostrowski, outfielder (b. 1917)
- 1992 - Wally Shaner, outfielder (b. 1900)
- 1992 - Claude Wilborn, outfielder (b. 1912)
- 1996 - Chester Blanchard, infielder (b. 1903)
- 1996 - Roger McCardell, catcher (b. 1932)
- 1997 - Bill Conroy, catcher (b. 1915)
- 1997 - Moe Thacker, catcher (b. 1934)
- 1997 - Al Weston, pinch hitter (b. 1905)
- 1998 - Al Wright, infielder (b. 1912)
- 1999 - Ray Goolsby, outfielder (b. 1919)
- 2009 - Ron Klimkowski, pitcher (b. 1944)
- 2010 - George Binks, outfielder (b. 1914)
- 2010 - Ed Mathes, scout (b. 1936)
- 2014 - Alvin Dark, infielder, manager; All-Star (b. 1922)
- 2014 - Hank O'Neal, minor league infielder and manager (b. ~1929)
- 2014 - Dan Ramer, minor league pitcher (b. 1927)
- 2014 - Herb Tassin, minor league player (b. 1931)
- 2014 - Del Youngblood, college coach; minor league manager (b. ????)
- 2015 - Marcos Cobos, minor league catcher and manager (b. 1931)
- 2016 - Randy Veres, pitcher (b. 1965)
- 2017 - Bobby Doerr, infielder; All-Star, Hall of Famer (b. 1918)
- 2017 - Jim Rivera, outfielder (b. 1921)
- 2020 - Stanley Engelhardt, Hoofdklasse coach (b. 1952)
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