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1990 – Glenn Davis belts three home runs and drives in five but that’s only good enough to tie San Francisco after nine innings. Greg Litton taps home the game-winner in the eleventh for a 6-5 Giant decision. 

1990 – Glenn Davis belts three home runs and drives in five but that’s only good enough to tie San Francisco after nine innings. Greg Litton taps home the game-winner in the eleventh for a 6-5 Giant decision. 

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1990 – Houston avoids arbitration with reliever Larry Andersen when they agree on a two-year deal. The real benefit comes later in the season when Andersen is traded to Boston for a young minor-league third baseman. 

1990 – Houston avoids arbitration with reliever Larry Andersen when they agree on a two-year deal. The real benefit comes later in the season when Andersen is traded to Boston for a young minor-league third baseman. 

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1990 – Danny Darwin leaves the Astros, signing a free agent deal with the Boston Red Sox. It is one month after he was named the club’s MVP for the 1990 campaign. Darwin would return via trade for the last two months of the 1996 season. 

1990 – Danny Darwin leaves the Astros, signing a free agent deal with the Boston Red Sox. It is one month after he was named the club’s MVP for the 1990 campaign. Darwin would return via trade for the last two months of the 1996 season. 

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1990 – Reliever Dave Smith signs a free agent deal with the Chicago Cubs. Sadly, he would pass away 18 years later to the day of a heart attack. The bullpen closer in Houston since 1985, Smith would end an eleven-year run with the Astros, holding a 53-47 record and a 2.53 ERA to go with 199 saves. The veteran would not serve the Cubs well, posting an 0-6 record with 17 saves over two injury-plagued seasons. 

1990 – Reliever Dave Smith signs a free agent deal with the Chicago Cubs. Sadly, he would pass away 18 years later to the day of a heart attack. The bullpen closer in Houston since 1985, Smith would end an eleven-year run with the Astros, holding a 53-47 record and a 2.53 ERA to go with 199 saves. The veteran would not serve the Cubs well, posting an 0-6 record with 17 saves over two injury-plagued seasons. 

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1990 – Franklin Stubbs drives in six as the Astros blast the Dodgers, 10-1. Jim Deshaies hurls a four-hitter. Stubbs clubs his 22nd homer, a three-run shot, to break open a game that saw six Astros score after reaching base on walks. 

1990 – Franklin Stubbs drives in six as the Astros blast the Dodgers, 10-1. Jim Deshaies hurls a four-hitter. Stubbs clubs his 22nd homer, a three-run shot, to break open a game that saw six Astros score after reaching base on walks. 

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1990 – A two-run triple in the bottom of the tenth by Casey Candaele stuns the Braves, 2-1, after Atlanta had just scored to take the lead. Danny Darwin hurls seven shutout innings to reduce his ERA to 2.21, earning him the league title. 

1990 – A two-run triple in the bottom of the tenth by Casey Candaele stuns the Braves, 2-1, after Atlanta had just scored to take the lead. Danny Darwin hurls seven shutout innings to reduce his ERA to 2.21, earning him the league title. 

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1990 – Mike Simms’ first big league homer in the tenth inning scalps the Braves, 4-3. Jim Deshaies benefits when Ken Caminiti takes a grounder from Francisco Cabrera and sends it around the horn to Dave Rohde and Simms for a triple play to squelch a threat. 

1990 – Mike Simms’ first big league homer in the tenth inning scalps the Braves, 4-3. Jim Deshaies benefits when Ken Caminiti takes a grounder from Francisco Cabrera and sends it around the horn to Dave Rohde and Simms for a triple play to squelch a threat. 

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1990 – With nobody on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Astros come alive for three runs to stun the Pirates, 3-2. They must be living right. On the same day, they acquire a minor-league third baseman, Jeff Bagwell, from Boston for reliever Larry Andersen. 

1990 – With nobody on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Astros come alive for three runs to stun the Pirates, 3-2. They must be living right. On the same day, they acquire a minor-league third baseman, Jeff Bagwell, from Boston for reliever Larry Andersen. 

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1990 – Joe Morgan becomes the first player inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame who has had a significant part of his career with the Houston Astros (1963-1971). His MVPs and World Series triumphs came while with Cincinnati and he chooses to be inducted as a Red. No player yet has worn an Astros cap upon induction. 

1990 – Joe Morgan becomes the first player inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame who has had a significant part of his career with the Houston Astros (1963-1971). His MVPs and World Series triumphs came while with Cincinnati and he chooses to be inducted as a Red. No player yet has worn an Astros cap upon induction. 

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Major League Season Recap 1990

Major League Season Recap 1990 World Series – Cincinnati Reds NL over Oakland A’s AL 4 games to 0 World Series MVP – rijojo01 Babe Ruth Award – Billy Hatcher ALCS Oakland A’s over Boston Red Sox 4...

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Oakland Athletics third baseman Carney Lansford is severely hurt in a snowmobile accident

1990 – Oakland Athletics third baseman Carney Lansford is severely hurt in a snowmobile accident. He will undergo surgery on January 6th to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee as well as repair other ligament damage. Lansford will play just five games in 1991, but return to the starting lineup in 1992.

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1990 – The Senior Professional Baseball Association folds in the middle of its second season when the Fort Myers Sun Sox franchise collapses due to a financial dispute among club owners. The other five teams will quickly follow Fort Myers’ lead. The league, which starred retired major leaguer players like Amos Otis, Dave Kingman, and Vida Blue, was plagued by poor attendance, among many financial problems.

1990 – The Senior Professional Baseball Association folds in the middle of its second season when the Fort Myers Sun Sox franchise collapses due to a financial dispute among club owners. The other five teams will quickly follow Fort Myers’ lead. The league, which starred retired major leaguer players like Amos Otis, Dave Kingman, and Vida Blue, was plagued by poor attendance, among many financial problems.

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The Expos trade 31 year-old outfielder Tim Raines and two minor leaguers to the White Sox for outfielder Ivan Calderon and reliever Barry Jones. ‘Rock’, a career .300 hitter, will be a key component to Chicago’s two divisional titles during his five-year tenure with the team.

The Expos trade 31 year-old outfielder Tim Raines and two minor leaguers to the White Sox for outfielder Ivan Calderon and reliever Barry Jones. ‘Rock’, a career .300 hitter, will be a key component to Chicago’s two divisional titles during his five-year tenure with the team.

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1990 – The Montreal Expos trade longtime leadoff man Tim Raines to the Chicago White Sox for OF Ivan Calderón and P Barry Jones. In 12 seasons with the Expos, Raines batted .301 and stole 634 bases, the most in franchise history.

1990 – The Montreal Expos trade longtime leadoff man Tim Raines to the Chicago White Sox for OF Ivan Calderón and P Barry Jones. In 12 seasons with the Expos, Raines batted .301 and stole 634 bases, the most in franchise history.

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Tigers release Ernie Harwell after 32 years

At a press conference, Tiger management and WJR announce 1991 will be Ernie Harwell’s 32nd and final season in the broadcast booth. The dismissal of the Motor City’s popular play-by-play announcer starts a furor among fans, which includes a threatened boycott of Domino’s Pizza, a business of club owner Tom Monaghan, and the rise of the slogan, “Say It Ain’t So, Bo”, which appears on bumper stickers and T-shirts all over Detroit, referring to Bo Schembechler, the team president and former University of Michigan football coach.

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Maniford Harper, known to his friends as Hack, is true to his word when he is buried in a Cub uniform, keeping to the arrangements that made him a central Illinois celebrity in 1980. The 75 year-old Washburn (IL) native’s devotion to the team began in 1926 when as a polio-stricken 11-year-old, Chicago legend Hack Wilson, who was among several players visiting the local Shriners hospital, put his hand on the boy’s shoulder and correctly predicted, ‘Kid, stick it out. Someday you’re gonna walk’.

Maniford Harper, known to his friends as Hack, is true to his word when he is buried in a Cub uniform, keeping to the arrangements that made him a central Illinois celebrity in 1980. The 75 year-old Washburn (IL) native’s devotion to the team began in 1926 when as a polio-stricken 11-year-old, Chicago legend Hack Wilson, who was among several players visiting the local Shriners hospital, put his hand on the boy’s shoulder and correctly predicted, ‘Kid, stick it out. Someday you’re gonna walk’.

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At Leland’s auction house in New York City‚ Shoeless Joe Jackson’s signature is sold for $23‚100‚ the most money ever paid for a 19th or 20th century signature. Jackson‚ who could not read or write‚ copied the signature from one written out by his wife. The signature‚ which was resold within hours‚ was cut from an unknown document.

At Leland’s auction house in New York City‚ Shoeless Joe Jackson’s signature is sold for $23‚100‚ the most money ever paid for a 19th or 20th century signature. Jackson‚ who could not read or write‚ copied the signature from one written out by his wife. The signature‚ which was resold within hours‚ was cut from an unknown document.

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The signature of Shoeless Joe Jackson, known not to read or write, is purchased for a record $23,100 at New York’s Leland’s auction house, making the bid the highest amount ever paid for a 19th or 20th-century ballplayer’s autograph. The White Sox outfielder copied the inscription from one written out by his wife from an unknown document.

The signature of Shoeless Joe Jackson, known not to read or write, is purchased for a record $23,100 at New York’s Leland’s auction house, making the bid the highest amount ever paid for a 19th or 20th-century ballplayer’s autograph. The White Sox outfielder copied the inscription from one written out by his wife from an unknown document.

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Free agent OF Vince Coleman signs a four-year contract with the Mets. He has led the National League in stolen bases each of the last six seasons, and this year (June 3rd) copped his 500th theft in his 804th game, the quickest player to reach that plateau.

Free agent OF Vince Coleman signs a four-year contract with the Mets. He has led the National League in stolen bases each of the last six seasons, and this year (June 3rd) copped his 500th theft in his 804th game, the quickest player to reach that plateau.

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Hoping to fill the void created by Darryl Strawberry’s departure to LA as a free agent, the Mets make their first move into the free-agent market in 10 years when they sign Vince Coleman to a 4-year contract just shy of $12 million. The former St. Louis outfielder, who will spend time on the disabled list on five occasions during the next two seasons, will be hampered by injuries to his ribs and hamstrings during his stay with New York.

Hoping to fill the void created by Darryl Strawberry’s departure to LA as a free agent, the Mets make their first move into the free-agent market in 10 years when they sign Vince Coleman to a 4-year contract just shy of $12 million. The former St. Louis outfielder, who will spend time on the disabled list on five occasions during the next two seasons, will be hampered by injuries to his ribs and hamstrings during his stay with New York.

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The Giants sign Yankee free agent Dave Righetti (1-1, 3.57, 36 saves) to a four-year deal worth nearly $10 million. After the South Bay native’s playing days are over, the left-handed reliever will become the club’s long-time pitching coach.

The Giants sign Yankee free agent Dave Righetti (1-1, 3.57, 36 saves) to a four-year deal worth nearly $10 million. After the South Bay native’s playing days are over, the left-handed reliever will become the club’s long-time pitching coach.

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1990 – National League batting champion Willie McGee signs as a free agent with the San Francisco Giants, ending his three-month stint across the bay with Oakland. McGee finished the season with Oakland following a trade with the Cardinals, but he still qualified as the NL batting champion.

1990 – National League batting champion Willie McGee signs as a free agent with the San Francisco Giants, ending his three-month stint across the bay with Oakland. McGee finished the season with Oakland following a trade with the Cardinals, but he still qualified as the NL batting champion.

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1990 – A consortium of Canadian investors led by Montreal Expos president Claude Brochu agrees to buy the club from Charles Bronfman for a reported $85 million, assuring that the team will remain in Montréal, QC.

1990 – A consortium of Canadian investors led by Montreal Expos president Claude Brochu agrees to buy the club from Charles Bronfman for a reported $85 million, assuring that the team will remain in Montréal, QC.

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Mike Boddicker, 17-8 with Boston this season, signs a three-year deal with the Royals as a free agent worth approximately $9 million. The 33 year-old right-hander is slated to be the #2 starter in John Wathan’s rotation, behind two-time Cy Young winner Bret Saberhagen.

Mike Boddicker, 17-8 with Boston this season, signs a three-year deal with the Royals as a free agent worth approximately $9 million. The 33 year-old right-hander is slated to be the #2 starter in John Wathan’s rotation, behind two-time Cy Young winner Bret Saberhagen.

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Roger Clemens is suspended for the first five games of the 1991 season and is fined $10,000.

Due to his unruly behavior toward the umpires in Game 4 of the ALCS, Roger Clemens is suspended for the first five games of the 1991 season and is fined $10,000. The right-hander ace, starting the deciding game in Boston’s loss in the 1990 ALCS against the A’s, was ejected in the second inning of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum contest by umpire Terry Cooney for his frequent and rapid use of foul language.

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Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds easily wins the 1990 N L Most Valuable Player Award

Being named first on 23 of 24 of the writer’s ballots cast by the writers with the other first-place vote cast for teammate Bobby Bonilla, Pirates’ outfielder Barry Bonds (.301, 23, 114) easily wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award. The future all-time home run king will win an unprecedented seven MVPs, five while playing with the Giants.

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1990 – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Doug Drabek, who posted a 22-6 record with 131 strikeouts and a 2.76 ERA, is named the 1990 National League Cy Young Award winner, collecting 23 of a possible 24 first-place votes.

1990 – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Doug Drabek, who posted a 22-6 record with 131 strikeouts and a 2.76 ERA, is named the 1990 National League Cy Young Award winner, collecting 23 of a possible 24 first-place votes.

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A’s hurler Bob Welch (27-6, 2.95, 127) wins the AL Cy Young Award. The 34 year-old right-hander’s 27 wins are the most victories in the majors since 1972 when Steve Carlton won that many for the last-place Phillies.

A’s hurler Bob Welch (27-6, 2.95, 127) wins the AL Cy Young Award. The 34 year-old right-hander’s 27 wins are the most victories in the majors since 1972 when Steve Carlton won that many for the last-place Phillies.

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1990 – Pitchers Chuck Finley of the California Angels and Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners combine to pitch a no-hitter in the finale of an eight-game exhibition series between American and Japanese All-Star teams. But Japan still wins the series 4-3 with one tie, the first time since 1970 that a touring U.S. team has left Japan with a losing record.

1990 – Pitchers Chuck Finley of the California Angels and Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners combine to pitch a no-hitter in the finale of an eight-game exhibition series between American and Japanese All-Star teams. But Japan still wins the series 4-3 with one tie, the first time since 1970 that a touring U.S. team has left Japan with a losing record.

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In an exhibition game between American and Japanese All-Star teams, Angels’ ace Chuck Finley and Randy Johnson of the Mariners combine to hurl a no-hitter in the finale of an eight-game series. Japan takes the series 4-3 with one tie, making it the first time since 1970 that a team of major leaguers has left the Land of the Rising Sun with a losing record.

In an exhibition game between American and Japanese All-Star teams, Angels’ ace Chuck Finley and Randy Johnson of the Mariners combine to hurl a no-hitter in the finale of an eight-game series. Japan takes the series 4-3 with one tie, making it the first time since 1970 that a team of major leaguers has left the Land of the Rising Sun with a losing record.

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1990 – Free agent slugger Darryl Strawberry signs a five-year contract with his hometown Los Angeles Dodgers, formally ending his eight-year stay with the New York Mets. He is the all-time home run leader for the Mets with 252.

1990 – Free agent slugger Darryl Strawberry signs a five-year contract with his hometown Los Angeles Dodgers, formally ending his eight-year stay with the New York Mets. He is the all-time home run leader for the Mets with 252.

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Receiving all of the writers’ 28 first-place votes, Indian backstop Sandy Alomar, Jr. wins the AL Rookie of the Year, joining Carlton Fisk and Mark McGwire as the only freshmen to be elected unanimously. Yankee first baseman/DH Kevin Maas and Royals right-hander Kevin Appier are the runners-up.

Receiving all of the writers’ 28 first-place votes, Indian backstop Sandy Alomar, Jr. wins the AL Rookie of the Year, joining Carlton Fisk and Mark McGwire as the only freshmen to be elected unanimously. Yankee first baseman/DH Kevin Maas and Royals right-hander Kevin Appier are the runners-up.

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1990 – Atlanta Braves outfielder David Justice wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Justice hit .282 with 28 home runs, 20 coming after he replaced Dale Murphy in right field in early August.

1990 – Atlanta Braves outfielder David Justice wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Justice hit .282 with 28 home runs, 20 coming after he replaced Dale Murphy in right field in early August.

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1990 – The Cincinnati Reds complete one of the biggest upsets in major league history, beating the heavily-favored Oakland Athletics, 2 – 1, to win the World Series in four games. Pitcher Jose Rijo, with 9th-inning help from Randy Myers, wins his second game of the series.

1990 – The Cincinnati Reds complete one of the biggest upsets in major league history, beating the heavily-favored Oakland Athletics, 2 – 1, to win the World Series in four games. Pitcher Jose Rijo, with 9th-inning help from Randy Myers, wins his second game of the series.

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