Tag: February 2

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announces its 2017 inductees –  Roy Halladay and OF Vladimir Guerrero

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announces its 2017 inductees. Leading the way are P Roy Halladay and OF Vladimir Guerrero, who erspectively starred for the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos, as well as former Baseball Canada President Ray Carter, amateur umpire Doug Hudlin, and the edition of Team Canada which won gold at the 2015 Pan American Games.

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The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame names its class of 2016: Pat Hentgen, Dennis Martinez, Wayne Norton, Tony Kubek, Howard Starkman and William Shuttleworth 

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame names its class of 2016: Pat Hentgen (first Toronto Blue Jay to win the American League Cy Young Award), Dennis Martinez (only Montreal Expo to throw a perfect game, second in franchise history in wins), Wayne Norton (former AAA player and noted international scout as well as Team Canada executive), Tony Kubek (former Blue Jays announcer), Howard Starkman (Blue Jays executive) and William Shuttleworth (Canadian baseball pioneer).

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The Marlins sign P Seth McClung and Jose Veras to minor league contracts, while the Dodgers add utility player Alfredo Amezaga, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, and also re-sign P Jeff Weaver.

The Marlins sign P Seth McClung and Jose Veras to minor league contracts, while the Dodgers add utility player Alfredo Amezaga, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, and also re-sign P Jeff Weaver.

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The trade that sent Sammy Sosa to the Baltimore Orioles from the Chicago Cubs is finalized

The trade that sent Sammy Sosa to the Baltimore Orioles from the Chicago Cubs is finalized after Commissioner Bud Selig approves the deal and the slugger passes his physical. Chicago receives second baseman Jerry Hairston, Jr. and two minor leaguers, then signs Jeromy Burnitz as a free agent to replace Sosa in right field.

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Red Sox Manager Grady Little, knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, and first-base coach Dallas Williams appear at the Atrium Mall in Newton modeling the team’s new look, including solid red socks. The Red Sox socks have had very little red in recent years and haven’t been completely red for over fifty years.

Red Sox Manager Grady Little, knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, and first-base coach Dallas Williams appear at the Atrium Mall in Newton modeling the team’s new look, including solid red socks. The Red Sox socks have had very little red in recent years and haven’t been completely red for over fifty years.

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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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Bobby Doerr receives the Fred Hoey Award

At a Boston sports writers dinner, infielder Bobby Doerr receives the Fred Hoey Award, given by the scribes in memory of the first full-time broadcaster for both the Red Sox and the Braves. The scrappy second baseman’s friend and Boston teammate, Ted Williams, surprises the gathering by attending the event wearing a tie.

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The National League is formed in New York City at the instigation of William Hulbert

1876 – The National League is formed in New York City at the instigation of William Hulbert, owner of the Chicago White Stockings, in reaction to the lack of central direction in the fledgling National Association. The new circuit will field eight teams in its inaugural season and will become the blueprint for professional team sports in North America.

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