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1999 in baseball

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world.

Champions

Major League Baseball

  Division Series
NBC/Fox/ESPN
League Championship Series
NBC/Fox
World Series
NBC
                           
  East New York Yankees 3  
West Texas Rangers 0  
  East New York Yankees 4  
American League
  WC Boston Red Sox 1  
WC Boston Red Sox 3
  Cent. Cleveland Indians 2  
    AL New York Yankees 4
  NL Atlanta Braves 0
  East Atlanta Braves 3  
Cent. Houston Astros 1  
  East Atlanta Braves 4
National League
  WC New York Mets 2  
WC New York Mets 3
  West Arizona D-backs 1  

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Nomar Garciaparra BOS .357 Larry Walker COL .379
HR Ken Griffey, Jr. SEA 48 Mark McGwire STL 65
RBI Manny Ramírez CLE 165 Mark McGwire STL 147
Wins Pedro Martínez1 BOS 23 Mike Hampton HOU 22
ERA Pedro Martínez1 BOS 2.07 Randy Johnson ARI 2.48
Ks Pedro Martínez1 BOS 313 Randy Johnson ARI 364

1American League Triple Crown Pitching Winner

Major League Baseball final standings

  • The asterisk denotes the club that won the wild card for its respective league. The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 in a one-game playoff to determine the NL wild card.

Events

January

February

March

April

May

  • May 3
In a 12-11, 10-inning loss to the Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox rookie Creighton Gubanich becomes only the fourth player to hit a grand slam for his first major league hit.
The Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the San Francisco Giants, 9–8. In a losing effort, Jeff Kent collects five hits for the Giants while hitting for the cycle. Kent is just the second player to do so in Three Rivers Stadium, joining Joe Torre, who did it on June 27, 1973.
  • May 9
The New York Yankees defeat the Seattle Mariners 6–1. Reliever Mike Stanton makes his first major league start for the Yankees, ending his major league record streak of 552 consecutive relief appearances prior to his first start. The previous record of 443 is set by San Francisco Giants pitcher Gary Lavelle.
Florida St. junior second baseman Marshall McDougall goes 7-for-7, with an NCAA-record six consecutive home runs and 16 runs batted in, as the Seminoles defeat Maryland 26-2. McDougall opens the game with a single. His mark breaks the home run record set by Henry Rochelle of Campbell, who hit five homers in a game in 1985. The RBI mark was previously held by Jim LaFountain of Louisville, who scored 14 runs batted in against Western Kentucky in 1976.
Pedro Martínez strikes out 15 batters for the second consecutive game in a Boston Red Sox 9–2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
The Anaheim Angels shut out the New York Yankees, 1–0, behind the combined three-hit pitching of Chuck Finley and Troy Percival. Finley strikes out 11 Yankees in his eight innings of work, including four in the third inning. He is the 33rd pitcher in major league history to strike out four batters in a single frame.
  • May 17 – At The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Texas Rangers, 13-3, as Rays' first baseman Fred McGriff extends his major league record by hitting a home run in his 35th big league stadium.
  • May 19 – In a record-setting outing, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies, 24–12, stroking 28 hits in the process. Seven players in the Reds lineup get three or more hits apiece and the 36 runs scored sets a Coors Field record. Cincinnati's Jeffrey Hammonds hits three home runs, while Sean Casey hits a pair of three-run homers to drive in six runs and reaches base in all seven plate appearances, tying a 20th-century record. In addition, teammate Mike Cameron ties a major league mark with eight plate appearances in a nine-inning game. The 36 runs scored in the contest represents the third-highest total in the major leagues since the turn of the 20th century, while the 81 total bases set a new major league standard. With 28 hits, the Reds tie a mark originally set on May 13, 1902, while tying the National League record with seven players with three or more hits matching the 1928 Pittsburgh Pirates (June 12) and the 1989 Cincinnati Reds (August 3). The Rockies are also the first team to score 12 or more runs in a game and lose by the same difference in the same game since the New York Giants beat the Reds, 25–13, in 1901. Colorado's Larry Walker extends his hitting streak to 20 games and raises his average to .431.
  • May 20 – The New York Mets sweep the Milwaukee Brewers in a doubleheader, winning the first game 11–10, and the second 10–1. Robin Ventura hits a grand slam in each contest, becoming the first player in major league history to do so in both ends of a doubleheader. Ventura also becomes the first player to hit a pair of grand slams on the same day on two separate occasions.

June

  • June 9 – New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine is ejected in the 12th inning of a 14 inning marathon with the Toronto Blue Jays when Mike Piazza gets called for catcher's interference on Craig Grebeck. An inning later, Valentine returns to the dugout in a disguise. Unamused, Major League Baseball fines Valentine $10,000 and suspends him three games. The Mets go on to win the game 4-3.
  • June 25 -The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks,1–0, as rookie pitcher José Jiménez hurls the first no-hitter of the season. The Cardinals score the lone run on a broken bat single with two outs in the ninth inning. Jiménez posts eight strikeouts in the contest, while losing pitcher Randy Johnson strikes out 14, including the 2500th of his career. Jiménez walks two and hits a batter in becoming the first rookie to toss a no-hitter since Wilson Álvarez in 1991.
  • June 25 – Jesse Orosco of the Baltimore Orioles makes his 1,051st relief appearance to break Kent Tekulve's major league record.
  • June 26 – Sammy Sosa hits his 300th career home run.
  • June 27 – The Seattle Mariners defeat the Texas Rangers, 5–2, in the final game played at the Kingdome. Ken Griffey, Jr. hits the final home run in the stadium's history.
  • June 28 – Hack Wilson ups his runs batted in total for the 1930 season to 191. 69 years after the event, an RBI is added by the commissioner's office, which also gives Babe Ruth six additional walks, raising his career-record total to 2,062. "There is no doubt that Hack Wilson's RBI total should be 191", commissioner Bud Selig says. "I am sensitive to the historical significance that accompanies the correction of such a prestigious record, especially after so many years have passed, but it is important to get it right." The missing RBI comes from the second game of a doubleheader between Wilson's Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds on July 28, 1930, where Charlie Grimm is credited with two RBI in the game and Wilson with none. Ted Williams ranks second in walks behind Ruth, trailing by 43, while Rickey Henderson is third, 134 behind Ruth.

July

August

September

October

  • October 2 – In a 3–2 Yankees victory over Tampa Bay, Bernie Williams draws his 100th walk of the season. He is the second player (after John Olerud in 1993) since Stan Musial (1949 and 1953) to reach 200 hits, 100 runs, 100 RBI and 100 walks in a season. Williams finishes with 202, 116, 115 and 100, respectively.
  • October 3 – The Cardinals defeat the Cubs, 9-5, as both Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa homer in their last game of the season. McGwire takes Steve Trachsel deep in the first inning and finishes with 65 home runs, with Sosa next in line with 63, homering in the third. McGwire's home run is his 522nd, moving him past Ted Williams and Willie McCovey for 10th place on the all-time list. He ends the season with 147 runs batted in on 145 hits, the only player in major league history (with 100 hits in a season) to have more RBI than hits. Jay Buhner, in 1995, comes closest with 121 RBI and 123 hits.
  • October 3 – At the Astrodome, Jeff Bagwell of the Houston Astros becomes a two-time member of the 30–30 club. In the fifth inning of the Astros' 9-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bagwell, who has 42 home runs at this point, leads off with a base on balls, then steals second base for his 30th steal of the season. The only full-time first baseman to join the 30–30 club, Bagwell had also accomplished this feat in 1997.
  • October 4 – The New York Mets defeat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 in a one-game playoff to win the National League wild card berth. As is the custom with Major League Baseball tie-breaking playoff games, the tie-breaking game is included in the clubs' season won-loss record. Consequently, the Mets will finish the regular season with a 97-66 record and the Reds with a 96-67 record, one game more than the traditional 162-game regular-season schedule.
  • October 10 – The Houston Astros play their last game at the historic Houston Astrodome as they prepare to move into Enron Field, located in downtown Houston, for the 2000 season.
  • October 17 – In the top of the 15th inning of the National League Championship Series' Game 5, the Atlanta Braves take a 3-2 lead over the New York Mets. The Mets later come back to tie the game at three. Robin Ventura hits a grand slam home run to win the game, but the hit is credited as a single after the on-field celebration prevented Ventura from advancing past first.
  • October 27 – The New York Yankees defeat the Atlanta Braves, 4-1, to win their 25th World Series. Roger Clemens gets the win, hurling 4-hit ball before leaving the game in the 8th inning. Mariano Rivera gets the save, his second of the Series. Jim Leyritz hits a solo home run in the 8th inning to finish the NY scoring. Rivera wins the Series MVP award.

November

  • November 1 – The Cubs hire Atlanta Braves coach Don Baylor as their new manager.
  • November 1 – The Indians hire hitting coach Charlie Manuel as their new manager.
  • November 17 – The Angels hire Mike Scioscia as their new manager.
  • November 26 – Arbitrator Alan Symonette rejects the owners' attempt to dismiss the umpires' grievance, giving the 22 booted umps a chance to get their jobs back. Symonette will hear the grievance beginning December 13.
  • November 30 – Members of the umpires association vote 57-35 to form a new union, with one vote voided because a member signs his ballot. The NLRB certifies the election results in seven days, if there are no objections. But, Jerry Crawford, the president of the old union, says objections are likely to be filed.
  • December 5 – Major League Baseball and ESPN agree to settle their lawsuit by signing a new 6-year, $800 million deal. The suit involves ESPN's decision to give National Football League games priority over late-season Sunday night baseball games on its main channel.

Movies

Births

January

March

May

June

July

August

October

November

Deaths

January

  • January   1 – Len Dondero, 95, backup infielder for the St. Louis Browns in the 1929 season.
  • January   6 – Jim Dunn, 67, pitcher for the 1952 Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • January 11 – Jim Dyck, 76, left fielder and third baseman for the St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds between 1951 and 1956.
  • January 15 – Oscar Georgy, 82, pitcher who appeared in just one game for the New York Giants in 1938.
  • January 26 – Larry Loughlin, 57, pitcher for the 1967 Philadelphia Phillies.
  • January 31 – Norm Zauchin, 69, who hit 27 home runs with 93 RBI in 130 games as a 1955 rookie for the Boston Red Sox, also leading the American League first basemen with a .995 fielding percentage, while hitting three home runs with one double and 10 RBI in a single game, and ending in AL Rookie of the Year voting behind Herb Score and Billy Klaus.[1]

February

  • February   1 – Paul Calvert, 81, Canadian pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators and Detroit Tigers over all or parts of seven seasons spanning 1942–1951.
  • February   3 – Leo Schrall, 91, player and manager in the Minor Leagues, as well as a famed head coach at Bradley University.
  • February   8 – Carl Sumner, 90, backup outfielder who played with the Boston Red Sox in 1928, becoming the youngest player to join the American League in that season at 19 years, 301 days of age.
  • February 12 – Jimmy Dudley, 89, broadcaster for the Cleveland Indians from 1948 to 1967
  • February 20 – Buck Rogers, 86, pitcher who played for the Washington Senators in 1935.
  • February 20 – Joe Rossi, 78, catcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds in 1952, serving as the primary backup for incumbent Andy Seminick.
  • February 21 – George Gill, 90, pitcher who He played for the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Browns in a span of three seasons from 1937–1939.
  • February 21 – Vinegar Bend Mizell, 68, All-Star pitcher who won 90 games for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates, and later served as a Congressman.
  • February 24 – Johnnie Wittig, 84, pitcher who played from 1938 through 1949 for the New York Giants and Boston Red Sox.
  • February 25 – Earl Huckleberry, 88, pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1935 season.
  • February 28 – Kenny Robinson, 29, relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals in part of three seasons spanning 1995–1997, who was killed in a car accident while attending spring training camp with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

March

  • March  8 – Joe DiMaggio, 84, Hall of Fame center fielder for the New York Yankees, who batted .325 lifetime, won three MVP awards (1939, 1941, 1947) and had a record 56-game hitting streak in 1941, while playing in 13 All-Star Games and nine World Series champion teams; collecting seven years of 30 home runs and nine with 100 RBI; leading AL in batting, slugging, home runs and RBI twice each; runs and triples once each, as his 361 HRs were 5th-most upon retirement and his .579 slugging average ranked sixth all-time.
  • March  8 – William Wrigley, 66, owner of the Chicago Cubs from 1977 to 1981, who later sold the team to the Tribune Company, ending 60 years of family operation.
  • March 10 – Alta Little, 75, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player.
  • March 13 – Bill Peterman, 77, Philadelphia Phillies catcher who went 1-for-1 in his only appearance in the majors on September 28, 1958.
  • March 20 – Paul Toth, 63, pitcher who played from 1962 through 1964 with the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.
  • March 24 – Birdie Tebbetts, 86, All-Star catcher for the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox noted for his outspokenness, who also managed three teams and was AP Manager of the Year with 1956 Cincinnati Reds and scouted for 28 years.
  • March 25 – Cal Ripken, Sr., 63, longtime coach and manager in the Baltimore Orioles system, and father of future Hall of Famer Cal Jr.
  • March 31 – Ike Kahdot, 99, third baseman for the 1922 Cleveland Indians, who at the time of his death was the oldest living former major league player.

April

  • April   4 – Early Wynn, 79, Hall of Fame pitcher for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox, who won 300 games, top mark for the American League pitchers of his generation, as his 1959 Cy Young season was among five 20-win campaigns, while leading the league in innings three times, strikeouts twice and ERA once.
  • April   9 – Clay Bryant, 87, pitcher who posted a 32-20 record with 3.73 ERA for the Chicago Cubs from 1931-1940, including 19 victories and a National League lead with 135 strikeouts in 1938.
  • April   9 – Jerold Hoffberger, 80, chairman and principal owner of the Baltimore Orioles from 1965 to 1979, a period in which the Orioles won four American League pennants and two World Series titles, plus a fifth pennant just after he sold the team to Edward Bennett Williams before the 1980 season.
  • April 11 – Pete Milne, 74, outfielder for the New York Giants between the 1948 and 1950 seasons.
  • April 12 – Cliff Ross, 70, pitcher for the 1954 Cincinnati Redlegs.
  • April 15 – Bernie Snyder, 85, middle infielder who played in 1935 with the Philadelphia Athletics.
  • April 26 – Faye Throneberry, 67, valuable backup outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators and Los Angeles Angels in a span of eight seasons from 1952–1960.

May

  • May   3 – Joe Adcock, 71, All-Star first baseman, mainly for the Milwaukee Braves, who twice hit 35 home runs, had four home runs and a double for 18 total bases in a 1954 game, and also ruined Harvey Haddix's epic 1959 no-hit bid with a 13th-inning homer.
  • May 10 – Carl Powis, 71, right fielder for the 1957 Baltimore Orioles.
  • May 11 – Ben Taylor, 71, first baseman who played for the St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Braves in a span of three seasons from 1951–1955.
  • May 30 – Clarence Heise, 91, pitcher who appeared in just one game for the St. Louis Cardinals during the 1934 season.

June

  • June   3 – Charlene Pryer, 77, All-American Girls Professional League All-Star infielder who set several records in a seven-season career and also served during World War II.
  • June   6 – Eddie Stanky, 82, All-Star second baseman for five National League teams, who led the league in walks three times and runs once, and later managed the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox.
  • June   7 – Bob Garber, 70, pitcher for the 1956 Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • June 15 – Gene Markland, 79, second baseman who played for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1950, whose baseball career was interrupted by four years of wartime service in the armed forces.
  • June 23 – Bert Haas, 85, All-Star first baseman who played with five National League during nine seasons from 1937–1951, most prominently for the Cincinnati Reds between 1942 and 1947, and later managed in the Minor Leagues from 1955–1961.
  • June 25 – Charlie English, 89, third baseman who played for the Chicago White Sox, New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds in all or part of four seasons spanning 1932–1937.
  • June 26 – Tim Layana, 35, pitcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants in three seasons from 1990–1993, as well as a member of the 1990 World Series Champion Reds team.

July

  • July   8 – José Antonio Casanova, 80, the most successful manager in Venezuelan baseball history, who won five Venezuelan league titles and led his teams to several international titles in a career that spanned more than three decades.
  • July 13 – Irene Ruhnke, 79, infielder and outfielder who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1943 through 1947.
  • July 16 – Whit Wyatt, 91, four-time All-Star pitcher best known for winning 22 in games in 1941 to lead the Brooklyn Dodgers to the National League pennant, before winning the only game against the New York Yankees in the 1941 World Series.
  • July 18 – Woody Davis, 86, pitcher who played in two games for the Detroit Tigers in 1938.
  • July 28 – Ed Cole, 90, pitcher who played for the St. Louis Browns in the 1938 and 1939 seasons.

August

  • August   8 – Harry Walker, 80, 'Harry the Hat', two-time All-Star center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies between 1940 and 1955, who won the 1947 National League batting title, was a member of the 1942 and 1946 World Series Champions Cardinals, later managed for 20 years, mostly in the minor leagues, and also worked as a coach and scout.
  • August 14 – Evelyn Adams, 75, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League shortstop.
  • August 14 – Pat Mullin, 81, two-time All-Star outfielder for the Detroit Tigers in 10 seasons between 1940 and 1953, as well as a member of the 1940 American League Champion Tigers team.
  • August 14 – Pee Wee Reese, 81, Hall of Fame shortstop and leadoff hitter and captain of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers in 16 seasons from 1946–1959; a 10-time All-Star who played on seven National League pennant winners and two World Series champion teams; three times hitting over .300 in the series, while leading the league in runs, walks and steals once each and in putouts four times, before retiring with MLB career-record for double plays (1246) and 5th-most games at shortstop (2014), despite missing three years in World War II.
  • August 15 – Greek George, 86, backup catcher who played for the Cleveland Indians, Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Athletics in a span of five seasons from 1935–1945.
  • August 17 – Randy Heflin, 80, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in the early 1940s.
  • August 19 – Dee Fondy, 84, first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs from 1951 to 1958, who is credited as the last major league player to bat in the final game at Ebbets Field.
  • August 28 – Johnny Gerlach, 82, shortstop for the Chicago White Sox in the 1938 and 1939 seasons.
  • August 28 – Dave Pope, 78, All-Star outfielder in the Negro Leagues, later a big leaguer with the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles during four seasons spanning 1952–1956.
  • August 30 – Warren Huston, 85, infield utility man for the 1937 Philadelphia Athletics and the 1944 Boston Braves.

September

  • September   1 – Doc Marshall, 93, backup infielder who played from 1929 through 1932 for the New York Giants.
  • September   1 – Boots Poffenberger, 84, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and Brooklyn Dodgers during four seasons from 1937 to 1939.
  • September   4 – Erma Keyes, 73, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player.
  • September   9 – Jim 'Catfish' Hunter, 53, Hall of Fame pitcher who posted five straight 20-win seasons for the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees, winning the Cy Young Award in 1974 while totaling over 200 wins at age 30, a perfect game in 1968, as well as a 4-0 record with a 2.19 ERA in three World Series with the Athletics.
  • September 13 – Bill Lohrman, 86, pitcher for five different National League clubs from 1934 through 1944, most promintently with the New York Giants between the 1937 and 1943 seasons.
  • September 16 – Doug Hansen, 70, who appeared in three games as a pinch runner for the Cleveland Indians in 1951.
  • September 16 – Paul Gregory, 91, pitcher who played with the Chicago White Sox in 1932 and 1933, and later became a successful coach at Mississippi State University.
  • September 16 – Ace Williams, 82, pitcher who played for the Boston Bees in 1940 and the Boston Braves in 1946.
  • September 29 – Arnold Earley, 66, pitcher who played from 1960 through 1967 for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros.
  • September 30 – Nels Potter, 79, pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns and Boston Braves from 1936 to 1949, who posted a 19-7 record with a 2.83 ERA in 1944 to lead the Browns to their only American League title.

October

  • October   3 – Paul Burris, 76, catcher who appeared in 69 games for the Boston Braves and Milwaukee Braves in a span of four seasons from 1948–1953.
  • October   6 – Bob Patrick, 81, outfielder who played for the Detroit Tigers in the 1941 and 1942 seasons.
  • October   9 – Dutch Dotterer, 67, catcher who played for the Cincinnati Redlegs/Reds from 1957–1960, and the expansion Washington Senators in 1961.
  • October 13 – Tex Aulds, 78, backup catcher who played in three games for the Boston Red Sox in the 1947 season.
  • October 19 – Ray Katt, 72, catcher for the New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals from 1952–1959, later a coach at Texas Lutheran University for 22 years.
  • October 20 – Calvin Griffith, 87, majority owner of the Washington Senators and their successor, the Minnesota Twins, from 1955 to 1984.
  • October 20 – Earl Turner, 76, catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates between 1948 and 1950.
  • October 30 – Max Patkin, 79, best known as the 'Clown Prince of Baseball', who entertained fans for over 50 years.

November

  • November   1 – Pat McLaughlin,89, pitcher who played for the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers in part of three seasons between 1937 and 1945.
  • November 13 – Ray Goolsby, 80, outfielder for the 1946 Washington Senators.
  • November 16 – Allen Benson, 94, pitcher for the Washington Senators during the 1934 season.
  • November 18 – Jay Heard, 79, pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in 1954.
  • November 25 – Twila Shively, 79, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League outfielder from 1945 through 1950.
  • November 28 – Dick Errickson, 87, pitcher who played from 1938 through 1942 for the Boston Bees, Boston Braves and Chicago Cubs.
  • November 29 – Tom Herrin, 70, who pitched for the 1954 Boston Red Sox.
  • November 30 – Al Schroll, 67, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins from 1958 to 1961.

December

  • December  1 – Gene Baker, 74, All-Star second baseman who played for the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates during eight seasons between 1953 and 1961.
  • December  2 – Mike Budnick, 80, pitcher who appeared in 42 games for the New York Giants in the 1946 and 1947 seasons.
  • December  6 – Roy Talcott, 79, pitcher who played for the 1943 Boston Braves.
  • December  8 – Wally Hebert, 92, pitcher who played from 1931 through 1933 with the St. Louis Browns and for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1943.
  • December  9 – Whitey Kurowski, 81, a five-time All-Star third baseman who played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1941 to 1949.
  • December 15 – Eddie Kazak, 79, All-Star third baseman who played from 1948 through 1952 for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds.
  • December 20 – Dick Bertell, 64, backup catcher who played for the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants in seven seasons between 1960 and 1967.
  • December 31 – Larry Bearnarth, 58, relief pitcher for the New York Mets from 1963–1966, later a pitching coach for the Montreal Expos and Colorado Rockies.
  • December 31 – Harry Kimberlin, 90, pitcher who played from 1936 to 1939 with the St. Louis Browns.

See also

Sources

  1. ^ 1955 American League Awards Voting. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on January 25, 2018.

External links


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