Baseball history on November 9 includes Major League baseball players born that day of the year, Major League baseball players who died on that date, baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and Major League baseball players who appeared in their final game that date.
Bud Selig, after delivering his annual address to major league general managers, tells reporters he favors revised congressional legislation that would suspend players for a half-season for using steroids. Also, the commissioner, while admitting the postseason umpiring calls need to be examined, continued to state his opposition to use instant replay for baseball.
Participants in a team-sponsored high school program aimed at helping Bronx youths pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction, along with a few players, remove rain-soaked dirt from the former Yankee Stadium and bring it across the street to the site of the team’s new $1.3 billion field. The soil is mixed with the new stadium’s dirt around home plate and pitcher’s rubber, which were also removed during the ceremony from the ‘House that Ruth Built’.
2009 – Norge Vera, one of the top pitchers in Cuba, is seriously injured while trying to break up a fight in Santiago de Cuba. He is struck in the face by a blunt object, suffering multiple fractures and undergoes reconstructive surgery, putting his career in jeopardy. He will return to action in just a couple of months, though. Vera won gold for the Cuban national team at the 2004 Olympics and was a starting pitcher in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
2010 – The winners of the 2010 American League Gold Glove Awards are announced. Mariners OF Ichiro Suzuki wins his 10th Gold Glove in as many years, while first-time winners are 2B Robinson Cano of the Yankees, and OFs Carl Crawford of Tampa Bay and Franklin Gutierrez of Seattle. Suzuki ties Al Kaline and Ken Griffey Jr. for the most Gold Gloves by an AL flyhawk.
Jose Fernandez becomes the first major league player to receive a major award posthumously as he is named the winner of the Comeback Player of the Year Award in the National League, underlining his excellent return from arm surgery before he was tragically killed in a boating accident in September. In the American League, major league home run leader Mark Trumbo receives the honor.
The winners of the Silver Slugger Award are announced. In the AL, 2B José Altuve is a winner for the 4th straight year, while in the NL, 3B Nolan Arenado is honored for the third straight. First-time winners include dynamic youngsters C Gary Sanchez and OF Aaron Judge of the Yankees, and veteran P Adam Wainwright.
Major League Baseball Birthdays, Debuts, Final Games and Deaths, on November 9
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