1977 in baseball


1977 in baseball

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Movies

*"The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training"

Births

January-March

*January 2 - Scott Proctor
*January 3 - A.J. Burnett
*January 10 - Rick Bauer
*January 12 - Reggie Taylor
*January 17 - Rob Bell
*January 28 - Lyle Overbay
*February 2 - Adam Everett
*February 5 - Abraham Núñez
*February 15 - Álex González
*February 22 - J. J. Putz
*February 24 - Bronson Arroyo
*February 26 - Josh Towers
*February 27 - Craig Monroe
*March 2 - Jay Gibbons
*March 5 - Mike MacDougal
*March 6 - Marcus Thames
*March 10 - Ben Davis
*March 10 - Tike Redman
*March 18 - Fernando Rodney
*March 18 - Terrmel Sledge
*March 19 - Dave Ross
*March 31 - Jamie Brown

April-June

*April 2 - Mike Gallo
*April 4 - Eric Valent
*April 19 - Dennys Reyes
*April 21 - Kip Wells
*April 23 - Andruw Jones
*April 23 - Jason Tyner
*April 24 - Carlos Beltrán
*April 28 - Jorge Sosa
*May 2 - Luke Hudson
*May 3 - Ryan Dempster
*May 14 - Roy Halladay
*May 19 - Brandon Inge
*May 24 - Jae Weong Seo
*May 25 - Fernando Lunar
*June 1 - Brad Wilkerson
*June 3 - Travis Hafner
*June 6 - Mark Ellis
*June 7 - Odális Pérez
*June 15 - Bret Prinz
*June 16 - Kerry Wood
*June 19 - Bruce Chen
*June 27 - Juan Peña

July-September

*July 22 - Ryan Vogelsong
*July 24 - Jason Smith
*August 2 - Julio Mateo
*August 5 - Eric Hinske
*August 5 - Mark Mulder
*August 7 - Tyler Yates
*August 9 - Jason Frasor
*August 13 - Will Ohman
*August 14 - Juan Pierre
*August 17 - Mike Maroth
*August 27 - Justin Miller
*August 29 - Roy Oswalt
*August 29 - Aaron Rowand
*August 30 - Marlon Byrd
*September 3 - Nate Robertson
*September 4 - Sun-Woo Kim
*September 9 - Kyle Snyder
*September 10 - Danys Báez
*September 13 - Grant Roberts
*September 15 - Damian Rolls
*September 18 - Jody Gerut
*September 21 - Brian Tallet
*September 23 - Brent Abernathy
*September 26 - Aaron Myette
*September 27 - Vicente Padilla
*September 29 - Heath Bell
*September 29 - Jake Westbrook
*October 3 - Eric Munson

October-December

*October 9 - Brian Roberts
*October 11 - Ty Wigginton
*October 24 - Rafael Furcal
*November 4 - Larry Bigbie
*November 8 - Nick Punto
*November 9 - Peter Bergeron
*November 19 - Justin Duchscherer
*November 23 - Adam Eaton
*November 27 - Willie Bloomquist
*December 3 - Chad Durbin
*December 6 - Kevin Cash
*December 7 - Eric Chavez
*December 10 - Dan Wheeler
*December 12 - Orlando Hudson
*December 21 - D'Angelo Jiménez
*December 21 - Freddy Sánchez
*December 23 - Shawn Chacon
*December 29 - Jack Wilson
*December 30 - Grant Balfour
*December 31 - Chris Reitsma

Deaths

*January 1 - Danny Frisella, 30, relief pitcher who saved 57 games for five teams
*January 10 - Vic Frazier, 82, pitched for the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers and Boston Bees in the 1930s
*January 11 - Tex Carleton, 70, pitcher who won 100 games, including a no-hitter, for Cardinals, Cubs and Dodgers
*January 16 - Baby Doll Jacobson, 86, center fielder for the St. Louis Browns who batted .311 lifetime
*January 29 - Hod Ford, 79, infielder for fifteen seasons with five NL teams
*February 4 - Nemo Leibold, 84, outfielder for four AL teams batted .300 twice; later a minor league manager
*March 9 - Spike Merena, 57, pitcher for the 1934 Boston Red Sox
*April 12 - Philip K. Wrigley, 82, owner of the Chicago Cubs since 1932, and vice president of the National League from 1947 to 1966; also organized the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943
*April 27 - Ernie Neitzke, 82, outfielder/pitcher for the 1921 Boston Red Sox
*April 28 - Al Smith, 69, All-Star pitcher who won 99 games for Giants, Phillies and Indians
*May 5 - Bill Marshall, 66, second baseman who played for the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds in the 1930s
*June 10 - Turk Farrell, 43, All-Star pitcher who won 106 games, mainly with the Phillies and Astros
*June 15 - Big Bill Lee, 67, All-Star pitcher who had two 20-win seasons for the Chicago Cubs
*June 18 - Johnny Frederick, 75, slugger who hit .308 with 85 HR and 377 RBI in parts of six seasons for the 1930s Brooklyn Dodgers
*July 16 - Milt Stock, 84, third baseman who batted .300 five times
*September 2 - Chucho Ramos, 59, Venezuelan outfielder who played 4 games for the 1944 Cincinnati Reds
*September 8 - Oral Hildebrand, 70, All-Star pitcher who won 83 games for the Indians, Browns and Yankees
*September 14 - Beau Bell, 70, All-Star right fielder who led AL in hits and doubles in 1937; later coached at Texas A&M
*September 24 - Sherm Lollar, 53, 7-time All-Star catcher for the Chicago White Sox who won first three Gold Gloves awarded
*September 26 - Ernie Lombardi, 69, 8-time All-Star catcher, mainly with the Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants, who batted .306 lifetime and won 1938 MVP award; only catcher to win two batting titles, he caught Johnny Vander Meer's back-to-back no-hitters in 1938
*September 30 - Del Pratt, 89, second baseman for four AL teams who led AL in RBI in 1916 with St. Louis Browns; batted .300 in his last five seasons
*October 17 - Cal Hubbard, 76, Hall of Fame umpire in the American League from 1936 to 1951 who developed modern systems of umpire positioning
*November 4 - Pinky Pittenger, 78, backup infielder/outfielder who played from 1921 through 1929 for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds
*November 8 - Bucky Harris, 81, Hall of Fame manager of five teams who won 3rd most games (2157) in history; managed Senators three times, winning 1924 World Series as rookie skipper, and also led Yankees to 1947 title; as second baseman, led AL in double plays five times
*November 9 - Fred Haney, 79, manager who won World Series with Milwaukee Braves in 1957; was Angels' first general manager from 1960-68
*November 17 - Roger Peckinpaugh, 86, shortstop for four AL teams who was named the 1925 MVP in his last full season; became manager and general manager of the Indians
*November 24 - Mayo Smith, 62, manager of the Phillies, Reds and Tigers who led Detroit to the 1968 World Series title
*November 28 - Bob Meusel, 81, outfielder, mainly with the Yankees, who batted .309 lifetime and led AL in HRs and RBI in 1925; hit for the cycle three times
*December 1 - Dobie Moore, 82, star shortstop for the Negro Leagues' Kansas City Monarchs
*December 29 - Jimmy Brown, 67, All-Star infielder and leadoff hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals


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