This Day In Baseball July 30

Debuts, Milestones, No Hitters, Rule Changes, Events, Birthdays, Deaths, and more on July 30 This Day In Baseball.  

July 30, 2006, the largest Induction Class in Hall of Fame history is honored in Cooperstown. Reliever Bruce Sutter is inducted along with 17 elected by a special commission on pre-Negro leagues and Negro leagues baseball. The 17 are Ray Brown, Willard Brown, Andy Cooper, Frank Grant, Pete Hill, Biz Mackey, Effa Manley, Jose Mendez, Alex Pompez, Cumberland Posey, Louis Santop, Mule Suttles, Ben Taylor, Cristobal Torriente, Sol White, J.L. Wilkinson, and Jud Wilson.

July 30, 1990, Commissioner Fay Vincent places New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner on the “permanently ineligible” list. “The Boss” is suspended for his association with gambler Howie Spira

July 30, 1982, the Atlanta Braves remove mascot “Chief Noc-a-homa” and his teepee from left field to make room for more seating at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium. The Braves will lose 19 of their next 21 games before restoring the mascot and teepee.

July 30, 1980, J.R. Richard of the Houston Astros suffers a stroke while working out at the Astrodome. Doctors perform surgery to remove a blood clot from behind his right collarbone. Although Richard will return to pitch in the major leagues, he will never regain his previous dominance.

July 30, 1970, Bruce Kison of Waterbury hits seven Pittsfield batters with pitchers before being removed in the sixth inning. Kison, a Pittsburgh Pirates farmhand, will make his major league debut the following season.

July 30, 1959, Willie McCovey makes his major league debut for the San Francisco Giants. The young slugger faces another future Hall of Famer -Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies – and goes 4-for-4 with two triples. McCovey’s impressive debut helps the Giants to a 7-2 win over the Phillies.

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