Category: Birth

Willy Taveras is born in Tenares, DR.

1981 – Willy Taveras is born in Tenares, DR.After two seasons in Houston (2005-2006), the fleet outfielder leaves with a .284 batting average and 68 stolen bases, finishing second in the 2005 N.L. Rookie of the Year balloting and holding the club record with a 30-game hitting streak. 

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Jeriome Robertson is born in San Jose, CA

1977 – Jeriome Robertson is born in San Jose, CA. The lefty leads the Astros in wins during his rookie season, posting a 15-9 record in 2003, despite a 5.10 ERA. Also on this day, infielder Larry Milbourne is dealt to Seattle for pitcher Roy Thomas. 

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Adam Everett is born in Austell, GA.

1977 – Jeffery Adam Everett is born in Austell, GA. The slick-fielding shortstop has hit .248 with 35 homers over his seven seasons in Houston (2001-2007) with a .208 average in postseason play. 

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Lance Berkman is born in Waco, TX.

1976 – Lance Berkman is born in Waco, TX. The Rice grad was a major power source with the Astros, leading the league in RBIs in 2002. In 12 seasons (1999-2010), he batted .296 while powering 326 home runs and driving in 1090 runs. He hit .321 with six homers in postseason play. 

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Two former Houston first round draft choices are born on this day

1971 – Two former Houston first round draft choices are born on this day. Infielder Phil Nevin is born in Fullerton, CA. The first pick overall in the 1992 June draft, Nevin tries management’s patience before being traded to Detroit. Pitcher Jeff Juden is born in Salem, MA. The 6-8 righthander is the 12th overall pick in the 1989 draft but would record just a 0-3 record before being dealt. 

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Ramon Garcia is born in Guanare, Venezuela

1969 – Ramon Garcia is born in Guanare, Venezuela. Claimed off the Milwaukee roster on his 27th birthday, the righthander serves up a 9-8 record in 1997 with one save while splitting time between the bullpen and the starting rotation. Injuries prevent him from resuming his big league career.

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Future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr. is born in Donora, PA

1969 – Future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr. is born in Donora, PA, the son of Ken Griffey, Sr., himself an All-Star outfielder who will not make his major league debut until 1973. The two will be the first father/son duo to play together in the major leagues, in 1990, but the younger Griffey will greatly surpass his father’s accomplishments, receiving a record-high percentage of the vote when elected to Cooperstown in 2016.

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Second baseman Roberto Alomar is born in Ponce, Puerto Rico

1968 – Second baseman Roberto Alomar is born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the son of major league IF Sandy Alomar. One of the best fielders ever at the position, he will also be a top hitter, with 9 seasons with a .300 average, and 6 with 100 or more runs scored. He will be a key part of the Toronto Blue Jays’ back-to-back World Series-winning teams in 1992 and 1993 and will gain election to the Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Greg Swindell is born in Fort Worth, TX

1965 – Greg Swindell is born in Fort Worth, TX. Signed to a big free agent contract, the lefthander has a disappointing stint in Houston from 1993 to 1996, going 30-34 with a 4.48 ERA.

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RSS Check out the Podcast

  • Detroit Tigers Take on New York Yankees April 28 1968
    Full Radio Broadcast of the Detriot Tigers and New York Yankees. The Game features future Hall of Famer Al Kaline.   
  • Ken Johnson pitches a no-hitter for Houston Full Radio Broadcast April 23 1964
    On April 23, 1964, At Colt Stadium Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt .45s becomes the first major leaguer to hurl a nine-inning no-hitter and lose the game. The knuckleballing right-hander goes down to defeat, 1-0. Johnson throws widly on Pete Rose’s bunt attempt, and Rose was allowed to take second base and after a ground […]
  • Full Radio Broadcast Baltimore @ New York Yankees
    Baltimore Orioles take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. 
    April 16, 1964 Tony Conigliaro makes his debut against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox win 4-3, in extra innings and Tony C goes 1-5 in his debut.
  • World Series Game 2 San Francisco vs New York Yankees October 5 1962
    On October 5, 1962 – World Series Game 2 The San Francisco Giants scored two runs in Game 2, in the first when Chuck Hiller hit a leadoff double off Ralph Terry and scored on two ground outs, then in the seventh when Willie McCovey smashed a tremendous home run over the right-field fence to […]
  • Giants and Dodgers play 165th game of season to decide to Pennant
    On October 3, 1962 -- At Dodger Stadium, the Giants beat Los Angeles, 6-4, to take the rubber game of the best-of-three National League playoffs, clinching the National League pennant. LA shortstop Maury Wills sets a major league record for the most games played in a season, appearing in all of his team's 165 games. […]
  • Bob Turley & Mickey Mantle top Kansas City A's Radio Broadcast
    June 28 1960 - Bob Cerv delivers a check swing double to break a tie in the 8th keeping the Yankees in First Place over the Orioles.  Mantle hits his 17th homerun of the season. Bob Turley picks up his 10th win
  • Yankees set the Homerun Record vs Red Sox Radio Broadcast
    On September 30, 1960 - The Yankees beat the Red Sox, 6 - 5, and set a new American League record for homers with 192. Tony Kubek and Jesse Gonder hit the homers today as the Bombers win their 13th straight.
  • Nolan Ryan pitches the Mets to the World Series
    October 6, 1969 In what would be his last-ever postseason appearance, Hank Aaron put the Braves up 2–0 in the first inning with a two-run home run, his third of the series, off of Gary Gentry. Once again, the downfall of the Braves was their inability to stave off the hot Met hitters. Tommie Agee […]
  • Ted Williams hits 3 run walk off homerun - 1941 All Star Game
    On July 8, 1941, at Briggs Stadium, Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams, hitting .405 at the break, hits a dramatic two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, off Chicago Cubs P Claude Passeau giving the American League a 7-5 win in the All-Star Game. Williams's 4 RBI are matched by National […]