This Day In Baseball November 24
On November 24 on this day in baseball history, there were over 80 notable events. There were over 54 Birthdays and over 30 Deaths, and on November 24 this Day In Baseball history.
1913 – Joe Tinker is out as the Cincinnati Reds manager, but is still their property as a player. On December 12th he will be sold to the Brooklyn Robins for $25,000, $10,000 of which goes to him. Pitcher Earl Yingling and outfielder Herbie Moran are sent to Cincinnati later as part of the deal. When Brooklyn owner Charles Ebbets puts off signing Tinker, he jumps to the Federal League, signing to manage the Chicago Whales for $12,000.
Bill Veeck, along with his son Mike and a nephew, is among the 250,000 people who pay their respect to John F Kennedy, lying in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. The former owner of the Phillies, Indians, Browns, and White Sox is encouraged by the slain president’s family to move to the front, but he insists he is just an ordinary citizen and keeps his place in the extreme cold as blood from his amputated leg begins to soak his trousers during the 15 hours of standing in line.
Bob Kennedy is named head of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs. His first move is to inform Jim Marshall he is fired as manager and Salty Saltwell, after a year as general manager, is named secretary and director of park operations. Herman Franks, briefly a Cubs coach under Leo Durocher, will be named the new manager. Ironically, Durocher turned down an offer to manage the Cubs for the 1977 season.
Joe Morgan outpoints Cincinnati Reds teammate George Foster to win his second straight National League MVP Award. Morgan hit .320 with 27 home runs, 111 RBI, 113 runs, 60 stolen bases, and led the NL in slugging percentage (.576) and OPS (1.020). Foster finished with 29 home runs and led the league in RBI (121).
1997 – Tim Johnson is hired as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. He succeeds Cito Gaston, who was fired in September after having led the Blue Jays to World Series titles in 1992 and 1993. Johnson, a former bench coach with the Expos and Red Sox, managed the Triple-A Iowa Cubs in 1997, and beat out three others for the job: Buck Martinez, Larry Bowa, and American League Manager of the Year Davey Johnson, who interviewed in Toronto after leaving the Orioles.
2002 – The Phillies, in an effort to fill a void created when Scott Rolen was traded to the Cardinals in July, sign third baseman David Bell to a four-year, $17-million free agent deal. Bell, whose father (Buddy) and grandfather (Gus) were also major leaguers, played for the National League champion Giants the previous season after being traded by the Seattle Mariners during the spring.
New Mexico governor Bill Richardson admits that the part of his bio which reports he had been picked by the Kansas City A’s in the 1966 amateur baseball draft is untrue. The claim of the potential presidential candidate, who pitched in college for Tufts University, is debunked by an Albuquerque Journal investigation which found no evidence of the Guv ever being selected by any major league team.