On May 21, 1919 Jim Thorpe was traded from the Giants to the Braves. Thorpe is considered one of the most versatile athletes having played professional baseball and football. He also competed in the Olympics. Click the link to hear just a bit of his history.
Catchers A.J. Pierzynski and Michael Barrett start a bench clearing brawl in the Windy City. Click the link to hear some of the other tense moments in the history of the Cubs and Sox rivalry.
On May 18, 2004 Randy Johnson pitched a perfect game. 27 batters up and 27 down. Johnson was 40 at the time of his perfect game, the oldest pitcher to record one of only 23 perfect games.
This Day in Baseball History is pleased to announce the addition of another affiliate in Texas. The Laredo Lemurs of the American Association will now be carrying the daily sports feature during game broadcasts beginning Thursday, May 16. Bill Harrington and Shawn Tiemann handle the broadcast responsibilities for the Lemurs. This Day in Baseball History now has 17 affiliates.
This Day in Baseball History is pleased to announce the addition of another new affiliate, the Schaumburg Boomers, a professional baseball team in Schaumburg, Illinois playing in the Frontier League. Tim Calderwood will handle the play-by-play of Boomers games, on flagship station WRMN 1410 when the season begins May 16th. This brings the 2013 total to 16 different outlets that now carry the daily feature.