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League - Notable Historical Events

Frederick BarbarossaMay 29, 1176

Louis XIVJul 29, 1696

Cy YoungMay 1, 1891

Ty CobbApr 21, 1904

Walter JohnsonDec 4, 1914

William Howard TaftJun 17, 1915

Babe RuthSep 20, 1919

Joe DiMaggioJul 26, 1933

Stan MusialSep 17, 1941

Ted WilliamsMar 9, 1946

Jackie RobinsonApr 15, 1947

Willie MaysMay 25, 1951

Ernie BanksSep 20, 1953

Pete RoseApr 13, 1963

Hank AaronSep 8, 1973

Paul BrownJan 1, 1976

Mark McGwireAug 25, 1986

Aung San Suu KyiSep 27, 1988

Nolan RyanJul 31, 1990

George BrettOct 3, 1990

Diego MaradonaApr 6, 1991

Roger ClemensSep 18, 1996

Steve SabolFeb 12, 2013

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League - Historical Events
Date Event
1142-08-31

Possible date for establishment of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) League - with the aid of Hiawatha and Deganawidah

1167-12-01

Northern Italian towns form Lombardi League

1176-05-29

Battle at Legnano: Lombard League beats Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire

1237-11-27

Battle of Cortenuova: Holy Roman Emperor Frederik II defeated the Second Lombardian League

1291-08-01

Everlasting League forms, basis of Swiss Confederation (Independence)

1367-11-19

League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV

1495-05-31

Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella & Venice sign anti-French Saint League

1495-07-06

Battle of Fornovo, near Parma: French King Charles VIII beats Holy League

1508-12-10

League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)

1511-10-05

Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League

1512-04-11

Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars

1526-02-27

Saxony & Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)

1526-05-02

German evangelical monarchy joins Schmalkaldische League

1526-05-22

Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac

1527-04-30

England & France sign Treaty of Westminster to end the War of the League of Cognac

1532-07-23

Emperor Charles V and the Schmalkaldic League sign Peace of Nuremberg

1538-06-10

Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg

1547-09-01

Charles demands creation of Imperial League (German state)

1552-02-24

Privileges of Hanseatic League in England are abrogated

1563-03-11

League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II

1563-07-29

League of High Nobles routes King Philip II

1571-05-20

Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League

1571-10-07

Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroys Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece

1585-01-02

Spain & Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville

1587-10-20

Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League

1588-05-12

Catholic League under duke Henri de Guise occupies Paris

1588-07-11

French King Henri III accept demands of Catholic League

1589-09-21

Battle at Arques: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League

1590-03-14

Battle of Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion

1596-01-31

Catholic League disjoins

1609-07-10

Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League

1626-08-27

Battle of Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV

1686-07-09

Germany, Sweden & Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg

1686-07-17

A meeting takes place at Lüneburg between several Protestant powers in order to discuss the formation of an 'evangelical' league of defence, called the 'Confederatio Militiae Evangelicae', against the Catholic League.

1688-11-26

Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg

1689-05-12

England & Netherlands form League of Augsburg

1696-07-29

Louis XIV. King of France, & Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy, sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg

1838-09-18

Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden

1838-09-24

Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law

1871-05-04

1st baseball league game (National Association of Baseball Players), (Ft Wayne 2, Cleveland 0) Deacon Jim White gets 1st hit, a double

1874-04-27

White League, Paramilitary white supremacist organization, forms

1876-02-02

Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis

1876-05-02

Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League

1877-02-20

International Association (minor baseball league) organizes

1879-01-02

Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Ill

1880-02-12

US National Croquet League organizes (Phila)

1880-05-31

League of American Wheelmen (1st US bicycle association), forms in Newport RI

1880-06-12

John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0

1881-10-31

Metropolitan club plays its last game of its non-league season They win 80 of 151 games (18-43 versus NL teams)

1882-04-13

Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia

1884-05-01

Moses Walker became 1st African American player in major league baseball in US

1887-02-20

1st minor league baseball association organizes (Pittsburgh)

1888-03-22

English Football League established

1888-09-08

In England the first six Football League matches ever are played.

1889-10-24

Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League

1889-11-04

Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL

1890-01-25

National Afro-American League forms in Chicago

1890-08-06

Denton True "Cy" Young pitches and wins his 1st major league baseball game

1890-10-09

Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Red-Headed League"

1891-05-01

Cy Young pitches 1st game played in Cleveland's League Park Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3

1892-07-06

Dr Jose Rizal forms League Filipina

1893-07-31

Gaelic League is founded by Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill in order to encourage Irish people to speak the language and take a greater interest in their culture

1895-12-17

Anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, DC

1898-05-08

The first games of the Italian Football League are played.

1900-01-29

American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis

1900-07-08

1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)

1900-08-23

National Negro Business League organizes (Boston)

1900-11-13

Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League

1901-01-24

1st games played in baseball's American League

1901-04-25

Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run

1901-05-01

Herb McFarland hit 1st grand slam in American League

1902-01-08

The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin

1902-06-15

Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Tx minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game

1902-11-21

Baseball's Phila Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League

1903-06-02

Netherlands Korfball League forms

1904-04-05

The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.

1904-04-21

Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

1905-04-26

Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play

1905-09-05

50 prominent men meet in Sydney's Australia Hotel to found the National Defense League fueled by fear of Japan after it's victory over Russia

1906-12-30

The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.

1908-04-20

Opening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.

1908-09-04

Caledonia & Hillhurst Football Clubs play for Central Alberta Rugby Football League championship

1909-07-08

1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights

1909-07-30

John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League

1909-12-15

Thomas J Lynch becomes president of baseball's National League

1910-04-21

Cleve Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Det Tigers 5-0

1911-07-24

Cleve's League Park hosts 1st unofficial ML All Star game (benefit game for Addie Joss' family). Cleveland Naps lose to All Stars 5-3

1911-09-29

Yanks steal 15 bases & get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning

1911-10-06

Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

1913-03-08

Federal League organizes with 6 teams

1913-11-02

St Louis Browns mgr George Stovall is 1st to jump to Federal League

1913-12-09

John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League

1914-04-13

1st Federal League Game: Balt Terrapins beat Buffalo 3-2

1914-09-09

Meeting held at Gaelic League headquarters between Irish Republican Brotherhood and other extreme republicans; initial decision made to stage an uprising while Britain is at war

1914-09-19

Brooklyn's Ed Lafitte no-hits KC (Federal League), 6-2

1914-12-04

Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court

1915-04-24

Pitts' Frank Allen no-hits St Louis (Federal League), 2-0

1915-05-25

Chicago Claude Hendrix no-hits Pitts (Federal League), 10-0

1915-06-17

The League to Enforce Peace is organised at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with William Howard Taft as president; its program anticipates the League of Nations

1915-08-16

KC's Alex Main no-hits Buffalo (Federal League), 5-0

1915-09-07

St Louis Dave Davenport no-hits Chicago (Federal League), 3-0

1915-12-22

Federal Baseball League disolved

1915-12-22

Organized baseball & Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati

1916-05-27

President Wilson addresses the League to Enforce Peace, founded in 1915, and gives public support to the idea of a league of nations

1918-03-11

Save the Redwoods League founded

1918-04-23

National Urban League forms

1918-12-10

John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League

1919-01-25

Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later

1919-02-03

League of Nations 1st meeting (Paris)

1919-02-25

League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty

1919-06-28

Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed in France - also established the League of Nations

1919-07-07

Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game

1919-08-18

Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago Illinois

1919-08-20

Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg)

1919-09-20

Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs

1919-09-27

Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)

1919-09-28

Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1

1919-10-30

Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball

1919-11-19

US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations

1920-01-04

1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes

1920-01-16

1st assembly of the League of Nations (Paris)

1920-01-19

US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations

1920-02-06

Saarland administrated by League of Nations

1920-02-13

National Negro Baseball League organizes

1920-02-13

League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland

1920-02-13

Switzerland rejoins the League of Nations

1920-02-14

League of Women Voters forms in Chicago

1920-02-19

Netherlands joins League of Nations

1920-03-08

Denmark & Cuba join the League of Nations

1920-03-19

US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)

1920-05-01

Longest major league baseball game by inninngs - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings

1920-05-02

1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis

1920-06-25

League of Nations places Internationall Court of Justice in Hague

1920-07-16

China joins the League of Nations

1920-08-16

Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch; he dies next day, only major league fatality

1920-08-20

Preliminary meeting in Akron to form American Pro Football League

1920-09-17

National Football League organizes in Canton Ohio 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Prof Football Association

1920-10-27

League of Nations moves headquarters in Geneva

1920-11-14

American Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards

1920-11-15

Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection

1920-11-15

League of Nations holds first meeting in Geneva

1920-12-13

League of nations establishes Intl Court of Justice in The Hague

1920-12-17

British Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru

1920-12-17

Japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands

1920-12-17

South Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa

1921-04-16

Liberal Freedom League forms in The Hague

1921-05-06

American Soccer League forms

1921-06-06

Detroit Stars' Bill Gatewood pitches the 1st no-hitter in Negro League history, defeating the Cuban Stars 4-0

1921-09-22

Estonia & Lithuania admitted to League of Nations

1921-10-04

League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians

1921-11-01

National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League

1922-01-28

American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"

1922-07-20

Togo made a mandate of League of Nations

1922-08-25

Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game

1922-09-18

Hungary admitted to League of Nations

1923-08-31

League of Nations gives Belgium mandate of Ruanda-Urundi (was German)

1923-09-10

Irish Free state joins League of Nations

1923-09-28

Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations

1924-09-29

Santo Domingo joins League of Nations

1924-10-02

League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva

1924-10-20

1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0

1924-11-16

Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)

1924-12-10

Aggrement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years

1925-05-04

League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage

1925-08-07

League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied

1926-02-08

German Reichstag decides to apply for League of Nations membership

1926-03-17

Spain & Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations

1926-05-01

Satchel Paige makes pitching debut in Negro Southern League

1926-06-12

Brazil leaves League of Nations

1926-09-08

League of Nations Assembly voted unanimously to admit Germany

1926-09-10

Germany joins League of Nations

1926-09-11

Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining

1927-03-17

US government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty

1927-07-27

Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)

1928-08-11

Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils

1928-10-08

Eastern Soccer League forms in USA

1929-12-05

1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)

1930-04-29

123 runs are scored in 7 major league games

1930-05-02

Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights

1930-06-28

1st night game in Detroit at newly built Hamtramck Stadium as Negro League Detroit Stars take on KC Monarchs

1930-09-12

Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR

1931-01-05

1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League

1931-02-04

National League adopts a deader baseball

1931-09-24

Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks

1932-08-14

Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game

1932-10-03

Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations

1933-02-24

League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria

1933-03-27

Japan leaves League of Nations

1933-04-24

1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)

1933-05-18

1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair

1933-07-26

Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League

1933-08-22

Bill Veeck urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season

1933-09-10

1st Negro League All-Star Game, West beats East 11-7 (Comiskey Park)

1933-10-14

Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations

1934-04-29

Pitts is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday

1934-09-17

USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switz & Portugal vote no)

1934-09-18

USSR admitted to League of Nations

1934-11-08

Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president

1934-11-21

NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

1934-12-11

Ford C Frick becomes president of baseball's National League

1935-05-24

1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)

1935-10-10

League of Nations denounces Italian invasion of Abyssinia

1936-05-03

NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits

1936-06-30

Haile Selassie asks League of Nations for sanctions against Italy

1936-07-04

League of Nations ends sanctions against Italy after Italian takeover of Abyssinia

1936-07-19

Indians' Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief

1936-09-27

1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game

1937-02-21

The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.

1937-09-10

2nd American Football League plays 1st game (LA 21, Pittsburgh 0)

1937-12-11

Italy withdraws from League of Nations

1938-08-24

Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game

1938-09-27

League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China

1939-04-11

Hungary leaves League of Nations

1939-08-20

1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Assoc)

1939-08-26

1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)

1939-12-14

Soviet Union attacks Finland-League of Nations drops Soviet Union

1940-03-23

All-India-Moslem League calls for a Moslem homeland

1940-03-23

The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.

1940-09-15

3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2)

1941-07-13

Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of ump Ray Snyder

1941-09-17

Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4

1942-11-30

Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system

1943-01-01

Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown

1943-02-20

Phil Wrigley & B Rickey charter All-American Girls Softball League

1943-02-24

Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WW II

1944-06-10

Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cin Reds is youngest player in major league

1944-07-03

Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore

1944-09-14

US 4th Ivy League Inf division pushes through Westwall

1945-02-22

Arab League forms (Cairo)

1945-03-22

Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt

1945-05-07

Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League

1946-02-19

Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League

1946-03-09

Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses

1946-04-08

League of Nations assembles for last time

1946-04-13

Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham Alabama

1946-04-18

League of Nations dissolves (3 months after UN starts)

1946-07-24

9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash

1946-08-09

1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night

1946-09-05

Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game

1946-09-21

Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay

1947-04-15

Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

1947-04-17

Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

1947-05-01

Cleve Indians abandon League Park to play all games at Municipal Stad

1947-08-21

1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win

1947-10-04

Negro League World Series, NY Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5

1947-12-11

Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected

1948-05-14

Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem

1948-08-13

Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game

1948-09-20

Mexican Baseball league disbanded

1948-11-30

Baseball's Negro National League disbands

1949-08-03

Basketball Association of America & National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association

1949-09-18

Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit

1949-10-04

American Contract Bridge League votes 58½% to keep blacks out

1950-03-03

3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name

1950-04-20

Balt's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League

1950-04-23

1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)

1950-08-01

1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)

1950-08-07

Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League

1950-11-15

Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed (Atl City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League)

1951-01-22

Fidel Castro ejected from a Winter League game after beaning batter

1951-05-03

Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning

1951-05-25

NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)

1951-05-28

After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run

1951-10-08

Ford C Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball's National League

1951-11-13

Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio & Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)

1951-11-18

Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

1952-05-13

Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings

1952-07-30

Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid

1952-08-23

Arab League security pact goes into effect

1952-09-07

NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington He has now HRed in all 15 major league parks

1952-09-29

Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance

1953-03-03

Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee

1953-04-30

Little-Bigger League changes its name to Babe Ruth League

1953-05-06

Brown's Bobo Holloman 1st major league start, no-hits Phila A's, 6-0

1953-05-30

1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2

1953-09-20

Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR

1953-11-09

Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws

1953-12-22

Jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns

1954-07-12

Major League Baseball Players Association founded

1954-07-17

1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)

1954-09-10

Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls

1954-10-28

Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Phila syndicate

1955-10-23

Dominican League moves to winter baseball for 1st time

1956-01-06

Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group

1956-03-14

Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League)

1956-08-27

Curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game

1956-09-30

Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR

1957-02-21

Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises

1957-09-15

SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last game

1957-12-28

CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on

1958-01-19

Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League

1958-04-30

Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits

1958-08-14

Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21)

1958-08-20

Dale Long becomes 1st major league lefty catcher in 52 years

1958-11-13

NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League

1959-04-16

Phils' Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit

1959-06-01

2-time champ Monterrey Mexico barred from 1959 Little League competition for using players outside predetermined geographical area

1959-07-30

In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4

1959-08-01

New Continental baseball league formed

1959-08-18

Branch Rickey resigns as Pirates' CEO to be pres of Continental League

1959-08-19

Honolulu seeks a franchise in Continental League

1959-10-29

10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced

1959-12-22

Continental League awards its last franchise to Dallas-Fort Worth

1960-01-05

Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating

1960-07-08

Fidel Castro ends Havana's Intl League team, Sugar Kings move to NJ

1960-09-09

4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10)

1960-10-16

NL votes to admit Houston & NY to league

1960-10-27

AL admits LA & Washington to the league

1960-12-14

Washington Senators joins American League

1961-08-01

Whitney Young Jr named executive director of National Urban League

1961-10-27

American Basketball League starts play

1962-04-10

1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2

1962-07-15

Algeria becomes member of Arab League

1962-10-03

Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184

1962-12-31

American Basketball League announces suspension of operation

1963-01-26

Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone

1963-04-13

Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit

1963-09-06

Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history

1964-04-23

Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0

1964-10-02

Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)

1964-12-15

American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded

1965-07-23

Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park

1965-07-29

Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)

1965-08-14

Continental Football League plays 1st games

1965-10-03

Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season

1966-04-11

Emmett Ashford becomes 1st black major league umpire

1966-06-14

Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball

1967-10-18

AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams

1967-12-13

United Soccer Association & Natl Pro Soccer League merge into NASL

1968-05-27

NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises

1968-06-25

Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)

1968-07-10

US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969

1968-08-11

Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves

1968-09-30

AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires

1969-04-01

Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals

1969-04-14

1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)

1969-07-24

Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game

1970-01-01

Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League

1970-12-10

North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises

1971-02-09

Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball HOF

1971-06-15

Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban League

1972-04-01

Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike

1972-06-04

Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3)

1973-01-11

American League adopts designated hitter rule

1973-03-07

Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh

1973-06-28

Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule

1973-09-08

Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

1973-11-07

NJ becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league

1973-11-28

Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine

1973-12-11

NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle & Vancouver franchises

1973-12-13

World Football League grants 1st franchise (Detroit)

1974-01-14

World Football League founded

1974-07-03

Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers

1974-07-11

World Football League plays 1st games

1974-09-03

Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut

1974-12-05

1st World Football League Bowl, Birmingham Americans beat Florida

1975-09-22

World Football League folds

1975-10-22

World Football League disbands after the Week 12 of their second season

1976-01-01

After 45 years of coaching, Paul Brown announces his retirement from the National Football League

1977-07-04

Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6

1977-08-28

NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship

1977-11-10

Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC)

1978-04-10

Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced

1978-06-20

1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, NJ, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota & Dayton

1978-09-15

Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans

1978-09-30

Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati

1978-11-16

Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft

1978-12-09

1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does

1979-04-10

J R Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome

1979-04-23

Fighting in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police Special Patrol Group results in the death of protester Blair Peach.

1980-05-29

Attempted assassination on Vernon Jordan Jr National Urban League pres

1981-07-31

42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends

1981-08-29

Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))

1981-09-09

Vernon E Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League

1982-05-12

US Football League forms

1983-01-04

US Football League holds its 1st player draft

1983-03-06

US Football League begins its 1st season

1985-08-06

Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike

1985-10-16

KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships

1986-08-25

A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

1986-09-21

SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut

1986-09-29

Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees

1986-12-11

A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League

1987-05-28

Southern League no-hit record-Bob Milacki pitches 11 1/3 no-hit inn

1987-07-16

Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)

1987-08-30

Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls

1987-09-16

Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game

1987-09-22

2nd regular-season National Football League player strike begins

1988-07-16

San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings

1988-09-13

10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams

1988-09-27

The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar)

1988-11-01

Chris Sabo, wins National League Rookie of Year award

1988-12-14

CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights

1989-02-03

Bill White named NL president; 1st black major-league sports head

1989-02-10

Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis

1989-05-15

US Basketball League cancels its summer schedule

1989-08-26

Trumbull Conn, is 1st US team since 1983 to win Little League WS

1990-01-26

Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking black female in a major-league front office)

1990-04-21

National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards

1990-07-29

Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game

1990-07-31

Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games

1990-10-03

George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades

1991-02-24

End of World League of American Football's (WLAF) 1st draft

1991-03-23

1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5

1991-04-06

Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

1991-04-08

Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement

1991-05-23

San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship

1991-06-19

NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987

1991-07-08

Major league umpire Steve Palermo & former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed

1991-08-07

Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR

1991-08-11

Wilson Alvarez hurls a no-hitter in his 1st big league start

1991-08-17

Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983

1991-08-24

Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0

1991-10-16

Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement

1992-02-13

West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game

1992-02-29

Professional Spring Football League begins

1992-06-16

Colo Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game

1992-07-10

US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons

1992-09-17

NFL decides to suspend World League Football

1993-08-28

Long Beach California beats Panama for little league world championship

1994-08-12

Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association strike

1994-09-24

National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.

1996-06-09

Sunday League cricket game Kent 6-314 overhaul Leicestershire's 4-311

1996-09-18

Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

1997-03-19

Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi

1997-04-09

Major League Soccer announces Miami & Chicago expansion

1997-05-27

Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M

1997-06-12

1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3

1997-10-09

ABL players allowed to own stock in the league

1997-10-28

NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league

1998-01-22

World League of American Football renamed as NFL Europe

1998-05-06

Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.

2002-09-08

Texas Rangers set a major league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to the Tampa Bay

2002-09-09

Pitcher Randy Johnson reaches 300 strikeouts for the fifth consecutive season, extending his major league record

2003-03-24

The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.

2004-10-20

Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to defeat the New York Yankees 4-3 to win baseball's American League

2005-02-16

2004-05 NHL season is canceled by league commissioner Gary Bettman. This was the first time that a North American professional sports league had to cancel a season due to a labor dispute

2007-12-13

The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players to be named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.

2008-10-29

The Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the 2008 World Series to become champions of Major League Baseball.

2008-12-28

The Detroit Lions finished the season 0-16 with a 31-21 lost to the Green Bay Packers The first time in National Football League history that a team went winless in a 16-game season.

2009-07-23

Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in Major League Baseball history, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0.

2011-09-07

Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team

2012-04-30

Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League's history

2012-05-13

Manchester City win the English Premier League for the first time

2012-05-19

Chelsea defeat Bayern Munich in penalty shootout to win the UEFA Champion's League

2012-10-06

The Leeds Rhinos defeat the Warrington Wolves 26-18 to win the 2012 Super League grand final

2013-02-12

At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league

2013-03-10

Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy

2013-03-21

Martin Gould defeats Ali Carter to win the snooker 2013 Championship League

2013-04-22

Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League

2013-05-15

Chelsea defeats Benfica to win the UEFA Europa League

2013-05-25

Bayern Munich defeat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League Final

2013-05-26

The Mumbai Indians defeat the Chennai Super Kings to win the Indian 20/20 Premier League

2013-11-30

Australia defeats New Zealand to win the Rugby League World Cup

2014-05-24

Real Madrid defeat Atlético Madrid to win the 2014 UEFA Champions League

2014-06-01

Kolkata Knight Riders win the Indian Premier League cricket championship

2014-10-15

Kansas City Royals win the MLB 2014 American League Championship Series

2016-03-11

Arab League brands Hezbollah a terrorist organisation

2016-05-03

Leicester City Completes Rise by Clinching Premier League Title

2016-12-27

Chelsea Wins Its 12th Straight Premier League Game

2017-04-07

Tim Tebow Hits Home Run in First Minor League At-Bat

2017-05-14

Cubs call up top prospect Ian Happ, who homers for first big league hit

2018-02-04

Patriots QB Tom Brady picks up third league MVP award of career

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League - Notable Birthdays

cool papaMay 17, 1903

Jackie RobinsonJan 31, 1919

Toni StoneJul 17, 1921

Glenn HallOct 3, 1931

Rosie O'DonnellMar 21, 1962

League - Birthdays
Date Event
1804-06-03

Richard Cobden, Sussex, founder (Anti-Corn-Law League)

1840-08-17

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)

1859-01-09

Carrie Chapman Catt, Ripon, Wisconsin, American women's suffrage leader and founder (League of Women Voters)

1864-01-06

Ban Johnson, Norwalk Ct, baseball founder (American League)

1864-09-14

Lord Robert Cecil, Viscount of Chelwood, UK, helps form League of Nations (Nobel 1937)

1869-01-19

Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)

1870-05-24

Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa and proponent of Commonwealth & League of Nations (d. 1950)

1870-12-31

Thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years

1871-11-03

Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league footballer

1873-04-07

John J. McGraw, Breaking Into the Big League

1876-08-17

Eric Drummond, 1st Secretary-General of League of Nations (1919-33)

1880-08-12

Christy Mathewson, Christy Mathewson and the New York National League Team

1882-03-04

Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat, government minister, and former President of the League of Nations (d. 1941)

1883-04-12

Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1959)

1889-02-23

Frederik M baron of Asbeck, Dutch lawyer (League of Nations)

1889-11-23

Harry Sunderland, Australian rugby league identity (d. 1964)

1891-02-23

Harold Horder, Australian Rugby League player (d. 1978)

1893-05-09

William M. Marston, Justice League

1895-06-04

Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations (1925-32)

1896-05-28

Warren Giles, baseball's National League president

1902-12-29

Nels Stewart, National Hockey League player (d. 1957)

1903-05-17

James "cool papa" Bell, Starkville, Mississippi, baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game (d. 1991)

1906-05-05

Lydia Sherwood, The League of Gentlemen

1907-09-08

Buck O'Neil, Old Negro League Baseball player

1909-04-06

Denver Darling, A League of Their Own

1911-03-23

Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby league player

1911-9-02

Walter Kray, Fisherman's League

1912-10-26

Donald MacDougall, The League of Gentlemen

1913-02-12

John Boland, The League of Gentlemen

1913-05-06

Peter Proud, The League of Gentlemen

1914-02-08

Bill Finger, Justice League: Doom

1915-03-03

George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur

1915-11-14

Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist

1915-9-25

Helen Hannah Campbell, A League of Their Own

1917-10-25

Lee MacPhail, American baseball manager and league executive

1917-9-06

Frank Kennedy, Major League

1918-01-17

Keith Joseph, The League of Gentlemen

1918-04-17

Kurt Uchima, Major League

1919-01-31

Jackie Robinson, Ga, 1st black major league baseball player (Dodgers)

1920-05-16

Dave Philley, Paris, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), (d. 2012)

1920-08-30

Marvin Einhorn, A League of Their Own

1921-07-17

Toni Stone [Marcenia Lyle Alberga], St. Paul Minnesota, American baseball player (first woman to play in a men's league)

1921-07-31

Whitney M Young Jr, civil rights leader, head of Urban League

1921-11-02

Bill Mosienko, National Hockey League player (d. 1994)

1921-12-21

Marge Callaghan, A League of Their Own

1922-06-13

Mel Parnell [Melvin], New Orleans, Louisiana, Major League Baseball pitcher (Boston Red Socks, 1947-56), (d. 2012)

1923-02-28

Rudolf Pellar, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

1923-03-13

Helen Callaghan, A League of Their Own

1923-04-04

Phyllis Sues, Luke in the Ivy League

1923-9-23

Dottie Collins, A League of Their Own

1924-05-29

'Pepper' Paire Davis, A League of Their Own

1924-06-24

Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)

1925-03-24

Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)

1925-05-14

Sophie Kurys, A League of Their Own

1925-08-11

Floyd Curry, National Hockey League player (d. 2006)

1925-08-15

Gertrude Shope, Johannesburg, South Africa, leader of the ANC Women's League

1927-01-21

Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)

1927-02-27

Lynn Cartwright, A League of Their Own

1928-12-07

Pauline Brailsford, A League of Their Own

1929-02-27

Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2008)

1929-10-01

Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league identity

1930-05-16

Brian Davies, Brisbane, Australia, Rugby League player, (d. 2012)

1930-06-10

Carm Cozza, The League

1930-12-24

Ted Noose, Major League

1931-10-03

Glenn Hall, Humboldt Saskatchewan, National Hockey League goaltender

1932-03-28

Les Dennis, Major League Baseball: An Inside Look

1932-08-01

Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)

1934-01-12

Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer

1934-08-06

Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer

1934-08-13

Gary Davidson, US sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)

1935-01-24

Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)

1935-01-26

Bob Uecker, Major League

1935-07-25

John Robinson, USA Network: World League of American Football

1935-08-15

Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, civil rights activist (National Urban League)

1937-06-30

Barbara Erwin, A League of Their Own

1937-07-09

Marty Springstead, Nyack, New York, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor

1937-09-17

Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player

1937-9-16

Vince Naimoli, George Steinbrenner for the Economic Divide in Major League Baseball

1938-01-05

Jim Otto, League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

1938-06-24

Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball first baseman, (d. 2012)

1939-04-12

Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league footballer

1939-05-03

Denny O'Neil, Justice League

1939-05-12

Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league footballer

1940-04-18

Ed Garvey, labor leader (Major League Baseball Players Association)

1940-10-18

Hal McCoy, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1940-9-01

Janet League, Guiding Light

1941-02-11

John Dowd, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1942-05-13

Jeff Astle, Fantasy Football League

1942-07-12

Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer

1943-03-23

Lee May, former Major League Baseball player

1943-10-07

Rolf Börjlind, The Return of the Jonsson League

1944-04-16

Bob Montgomery, Nashville, Tennessee, last Major League Baseball player to bat without a helmet (1979)

1944-10-29

Claude Brochu, Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos)

1944-9-11

Bengt Peters, The Return of the Jonsson League

1946-04-08

Jim "Catfish" Hunter, major-league pitcher (A's, Yankees)

1947-01-04

George Atkinson, League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

1947-07-02

Lars Dejert, The Return of the Jonsson League

1947-12-01

Bob Fulton, English-born Australian rugby league footballer

1947-12-24

Kevin Sheedy, coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC

1947-9-23

Don Grolnick, A League of Their Own

1948-02-23

Doug Moench, Justice League: Doom

1948-08-03

Pierre Lacroix, National Hockey League executive

1948-09-30

Craig Kusick, former Major League Baseball Player

1948-12-31

René Robert, National Hockey League player

1949-03-27

Leigh Steinberg, League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

1949-07-28

Vida Blue, major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)

1949-09-04

Dean Pees, National Football League defensive coordinator

1950-07-20

Naseeruddin Shah, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

1950-10-07

Dick Jauron, The League

1950-11-30

Margaret Whitton, Balt Md, actress (Good & Evil, Major League)

1950-11-30

Margaret Whitton, Major League

1951-02-24

Debra Jo Rupp, She's Out of My League

1952-02-16

Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player

1952-06-02

Gary Bettman, American National Hockey League commissioner

1952-08-08

Doug Melvin, George Steinbrenner for the Economic Divide in Major League Baseball

1952-10-27

Peter Vuckovich, Major League

1952-11-20

John Van Boxmeer, National Hockey League player

1953-02-19

Keith Johnson, Major League II

1953-05-01

Dave Kulczycki, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

1953-05-07

Pat McInally, American National Football League player

1953-11-25

Brian Little, Live Football League

1953-11-26

Harry Carson, League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

1953-12-17

Bill Pullman, Hornell NY, actor (Sommersby, League of their Own, Independence Day)

1954-01-07

Sander Schwartz, Justice League: The New Frontier

1954-12-18

Robert Willox, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

1955-05-17

Barry M. Grey, Play Ball!: The Authentic Little League Baseball Guide to Fielding

1955-09-22

Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player

1955-11-16

Pierre Larouche, Canadian National Hockey League player

1955-11-17

Bill Macatee, USA Network: World League of American Football

1956-02-25

Kevin Hickey, Major League II

1956-05-09

Michael Kostel, Major League Baseball: An Inside Look

1956-06-30

Adrian Wright, Sheffield, rock vocalist (Human League-Only Human)

1956-07-01

Brian Sabean, George Steinbrenner for the Economic Divide in Major League Baseball

1956-07-15

Jill Lieber, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1956-09-17

Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player

1957-01-05

Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer

1957-04-08

Fred Smerlas, League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

1957-07-21

Jon Lovitz, Tarzana California, actor (SNL, League of their Own, Critic)

1957-07-31

Leon Durham, Little Big League

1957-12-24

Ian Burden, S Yorks England, rock bassist (Human League-Only Human)

1958-01-05

Ron Kittle, Major League Ballpark Challenge

1958-03-11

Tommy Gioiosa, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1958-10-20

Roger Unice, Major League

1958-9-11

Bradley Jay Lesley, Little Big League

1959-02-13

Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman

1959-07-15

Shep Pettibone, A League of Their Own

1959-10-06

Walter Ray Williams, A League of Ordinary Gentlemen

1959-12-01

Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league footballer

1959-12-17

Timothy J. Borquez, Justice League: The New Frontier

1960-11-06

Bob Landau, Major League II

1961-01-18

Mark Messier, Slap Shot 3: The Junior League

1961-03-27

Ellery Hanley, rugby league player

1961-10-22

Takaaki Ishibashi, Major League II

1961-9-06

Jim Vukovich, Major League Broadway

1961-9-08

Karen Sortito, Major League II

1962-02-20

Dwayne McDuffie, Justice League: Doom

1962-03-21

Rosie O'Donnell, comedienne (League of Their Own, Flintstones, Rosie)

1962-05-29

Eric Davis, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1962-07-30

Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive

1962-08-21

Pete Weber, A League of Ordinary Gentlemen

1962-09-18

Joanne Catherall, Sheffield England, rock vocalist (Human League)

1962-12-30

John Minch, Little Big League

1963-01-13

Kevin McClatchy, George Steinbrenner for the Economic Divide in Major League Baseball

1963-04-01

James Robinson, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

1963-05-18

Steve Phillips, Major League Baseball 2K11

1963-10-14

Lori Petty, A League of Their Own

1964-01-20

Ozzie Guillen, Major League Ballpark Challenge

1964-01-29

John Gallagher, rugby league player

1964-05-28

David Baddiel, Fantasy Football League

1964-08-04

Patrick Robert Smith, Major League II

1964-08-11

Jim Lee, Justice League: War

1966-01-11

Doug Jeffries, Bottom of the 9th: Little Big League III

1966-03-05

Pavel Necas, Sunday League - Pepik Hnatek's Final Match

1966-03-10

Stephen Mailer, NYC, actor (Red Meat, League of Their Own, War & Love)

1966-03-28

Jason Garrett, The League

1966-06-14

Jeremy Dyson, The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse

1966-10-25

Keisha, Beer League

1967-03-26

Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer

1967-07-03

Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive

1968-01-04

Mike Wilpolt, Head Coach of the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League

1968-02-17

Bryan Cox, National Football League player

1968-07-03

Alan Schwarz, League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

1968-07-17

Bitty Schram, A League of Their Own

1968-08-13

Tal Bachman, She's Out of My League

1968-08-27

Anthony Mastromauro, Beer League

1968-10-08

Todd Harkins, Slap Shot 3: The Junior League

1968-11-20

Chuck Ricci, Major League II

1968-12-07

Mark Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer

1969-02-23

Michael Caplan, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

1969-05-16

David Boreanaz, Justice League: The New Frontier

1969-10-20

Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league footballer

1970-11-18

Peta Wilson, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

1971-01-09

Mark Hendriks, League of Legends

1971-08-10

Paul Newlove, rugby league player

1971-10-06

Alan Stubbs, Everton's Greatest Premier League XI

1971-11-09

Dana Sironi, Beer League

1971-9-16

Brenn Wyson, Grand Slam: Little Big League IV

1971-9-24

April Hunter, Naked Women's Wrestling League

1972-08-11

Keren Gilbert, Beer League

1972-12-15

Stuart Townsend, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

1973-07-27

Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer

1973-09-20

Ronald McKinnon, National Football League linebacker

1973-12-04

Steven Menzies, Australian rugby league footballer

1973-12-13

Bryan O'Brien, Strongman Champions League: Ireland

1974-05-11

Stanley Gene, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer

1974-05-19

Andrew Johns, Australian rugby league footballer

1974-07-16

Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby league and union footballer

1974-08-14

Christopher Gorham, Justice League: War

1974-12-05

Charlie Batch, National Football League quarterback

1975-04-27

Rabih Abdullah, former National Football League player

1975-05-30

Andrew Farrell, English rugby league and union footballer

1975-09-05

Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer

1975-09-24

Kyle Turley, former National Football League offensive lineman

1975-12-11

Neal Carlson, She's Out of My League

1975-9-10

Kyle Bornheimer, She's Out of My League

1976-05-28

Glenn Morrison, Rugby League Player

1976-08-18

Daniel Sepke, The League of Gentlemen: Live at Drury Lane

1977-01-06

Matt Merina, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

1977-01-31

Jim Kleinsasser, National Football League tight end

1977-02-26

Josh Towers, Major League Baseball player

1977-03-24

Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league footballer

1977-04-04

Omarr Ali Hasan Smith, American Arena Football League defensive back

1977-09-04

Sun-Woo Kim, Korean Major League Baseball player

1977-09-09

Kyle Snyder, Major League Baseball pitcher

1977-09-15

Leander Jordan, National Football League offensive lineman

1977-09-22

Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league footballer

1977-11-18

Trent Barrett, Australian rugby league footballer

1977-12-01

Nate Torrence, She's Out of My League

1977-12-28

Shane Elford, Australian rugby league player

1978-01-06

Casey Fossum, Major League Baseball player

1978-01-25

Derrick Turnbow, Major League Baseball Player

1978-02-07

David Aebischer, National Hockey League goaltender

1978-02-12

Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby league footballer

1978-06-30

Ben Cousins, Australian Football League player

1978-08-26

Mandy Weaver, Naked Women's Wrestling League

1978-09-09

Kurt Ainsworth, Major League Baseball pitcher

1978-12-02

Peter Moylan, Australian Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves

1979-01-29

Joseph Todd, Arena Football League player

1979-02-12

Antonio Chatman, National Football League runningback

1979-02-20

Jim Field Smith, She's Out of My League

1979-03-16

Rashad Moore, National Football League player

1979-05-04

Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan born rugby union and rugby league player

1979-05-05

Ryan Olsen, A League of Their Own

1979-05-29

John Rheinecker, Major League Baseball player

1979-06-30

Travis Minor, National Football League Runningback

1979-07-03

Jan Prusinovský, Sunday League - Pepik Hnatek's Final Match

1979-09-11

Frank Francisco, Major League Baseball pitcher

1979-09-26

Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer

1979-09-27

Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league footballer

1979-11-22

Zach Bradshaw, The League

1979-11-25

Michael Lehan, American National Football League player

1979-12-07

Sara Bareilles, She's Out of My League

1979-12-08

Daniel Fitzhenry, Australian rugby league footballer

1980-01-05

Bennie Joppru, National Football League tight end

1980-02-16

Stephen Feagley, A League of Their Own

1980-02-25

Charlene Biton, Beer League

1980-02-26

Gary Majewski, Major League Baseball player

1980-02-29

Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer

1980-04-15

Willie Mason, Australian Rugby League Player

1980-06-21

Michael Crocker, Battle of the Footy Codes: Rugby League

1980-09-02

Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League

1980-10-02

Shane Andrus, National Football League kicker

1980-10-16

Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player

1980-12-09

Christian Owen, Bottom of the 9th: Little Big League III

1980-12-21

Royce Ring, American Major League Baseball Player

1981-01-06

Asante Samuel, National Football League Defensive Back

1981-02-06

Ty Warren, National Football League defensive lineman

1981-03-27

Carey Davis, National Football League fullback

1981-04-25

Dwone Hicks, National Football League runningback

1981-05-21

Josh Hamilton, Major League Baseball player

1981-06-01

Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player

1982-01-28

Annie Social, Naked Women's Wrestling League

1982-01-31

Yuniesky Betancourt, Major League Baseball shortstop

1982-01-31

Jānis Sprukts, National Hockey League player

1982-01-31

Brad Thompson, Major League Baseball player

1982-02-10

Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player

1982-03-11

Brian Anderson, Major League Baseball player

1982-04-26

Cooper Wallace, National Football League tight end

1982-05-05

Randall Gay, National Football League player

1982-06-04

Ronnie Prude, National Football League player

1982-07-02

Robbie Angel, Little Big League

1982-07-03

Candice A. Buenrostro, The League

1982-07-17

Karen Michele Kelly, She's Out of My League

1982-09-26

Rob Burrow, English rugby league player

1982-11-15

D. J. Fitzpatrick, National Football League kicker

1982-11-15

Lofa Tatupu, National Football League

1982-11-24

Sean O'Loughlin, English rugby league footballer

1982-12-16

Antrel Rolle, National Football League defensive back

1982-12-17

Ryan Moats, National Football League runningback

1982-12-26

Kenneth Darby, American National Football League player

1983-02-03

Richard Bartel, National Football League quarterback

1983-02-12

Carlton Brewster, National Football League player

1983-03-15

Chasyn Rance, Major League Wrestling: The Underground

1983-03-16

Brandon League, American baseball player

1983-04-14

William Yaw Obeng, Arena Football League lineman

1983-04-25

DeAngelo Williams, National Football League runningback

1983-09-09

Edwin Jackson, Major League Baseball pitcher

1983-09-09

Sam Hollenbach, National Football League quarterback

1983-09-14

Frostee Rucker, National Football League defensive end

1983-09-25

Terrance Pennington, National Football League guard

1983-10-26

Francisco Liriano, Major League Baseball pitcher

1983-11-01

Jon Wilkin, English rugby league footballer

1983-11-28

Jonathan Eldell, She's Out of My League

1984-01-01

Michael Witt, Australian rugby league footballer

1984-03-24

Sam Daly, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

1984-04-27

Daniel Holdsworth, Australian Rugby League player

1984-05-21

Brandon Fields, National Football League punter

1984-12-19

Ian Kennedy, Major League Baseball pitcher

1985-03-04

Brian Baum, Beer League

1985-03-29

Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker

1985-05-13

Greg Burke, Justice League: The New Frontier

1985-05-21

Andrew Miller, Major League Baseball player

1985-06-12

Sam Thaiday, Australian professional rugby league player

1985-06-22

Maurice Andrews, Minor League: A Football Story

1985-08-03

Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer

1985-09-13

Keyunta Dawson, National Football League player

1985-11-24

Tony Hunt, National Football League player

1986-01-28

Blake Riley, Bottom of the 9th: Little Big League III

1986-02-07

Brian Adam Kline, She's Out of My League

1986-03-25

Sean McGee, She's Out of My League

1986-05-08

Jesse Santana, Bottom of the 9th: Little Big League III

1986-08-23

Josh Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons

1986-08-23

Brett Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons

1986-12-06

Matt Niskanen, American National Hockey League Player

1987-01-15

Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player

1987-04-09

Jarrod Mullen, Australian rugby league footballer

1987-05-01

Josh D. Smith, The Well-Adjusted League

1987-9-22

Trevor Chong, Slap Shot 3: The Junior League

1989-04-03

Israel Falou, Australian Rugby League player

1989-05-27

Tanner Hoechlin, Major League

1990-11-26

Michael Onstad, The League

1991-05-07

Sienna Day, League of Frankenstein

1991-07-08

Simon Hooson, The League of Extraordinary Event Planners

1994-12-09

Mariano Titanti, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

1997-10-23

Zach Callison, Justice League: War

League - Notable Weddings

Ty CobbSep 24, 1948

Barry BondsJan 10, 1998

League - Weddings
Date Event
1948-09-24

American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)

1966-07-09

Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre

1990-01-26

Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking black female in a major-league front office)

1998-01-10

Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco

2010-11-13

Major League Baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick (26) married three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (30) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California

2011-10-29

Actress Eva Amurri (26) weds former Major League Soccer player Kyle Martino (31) in Charleston, South Carolina

League - Notable Divorces

Barry BondsJun 9, 2009

League - Divorces
Date Event
2009-06-09

Elizabeth Watson (39) divorces Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

League - Notable Deaths

George HainsworthOct 9, 1950

cool papaMar 7, 1991

Toni StoneNov 2, 1996

League - Deaths
Date Event
1554-03-03

Johann Friedrich, the Generous, Elector of Saxony (1532-47) and Head of the Protestant Confederation of Germany (the Schmalkaldic League), dies at 50

1588-12-23

Hendrik de Guise, French leader of Catholic League, murdered at 37

1865-04-02

Richard Cobden, founder Anti-Corn-Law League, dies at 60

1870-02-26

Wyatt Outlaw, black leader of Union League in NC, lynched

1925-10-07

Christy Mathewson, Christy Mathewson and the New York National League Team

1931-03-22

Ban Johnson, founder of baseball's American League, dies at 67

1934-02-24

John J. McGraw, Breaking Into the Big League

1947-01-20

Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35

1947-05-02

William M. Marston, Justice League

1950-10-09

George Hainsworth, National Hockey League goaltender, dies in a car accident at 55

1951-12-15

Eric Drummond, 1st sec-gen League of Nations (1919-33), dies at 75

1953-02-04

Alexander Loudon, Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60

1954-11-26

Bill Doak, former Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1891)

1962-03-04

George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)

1968-02-09

Frederik M baron van Asbeck, lawyer (League of Nations), dies at 78

1971-02-11

Whitney Young Jr, National Urban League director, drowns in Nigeria

1971-03-11

Whitney M Young Jr, leader (National Urban League 1961-71), dies at 49

1976-06-19

John Boland, The League of Gentlemen

1981-04-27

Denver Darling, A League of Their Own

1981-10-04

Freddie Lindstrom, Major League Baseball Hall of famer (b. 1905)

1984-09-07

Joe Cronin, shortstop/American League Pres, dies at 77

1985-08-09

Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1927)

1987-11-16

Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)

1988-05-21

Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations, dies at 92

1989-04-20

Lydia Sherwood, The League of Gentlemen

1989-07-07

Walter Kray, Fisherman's League

1990-10-05

Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58

1991-03-07

James "cool papa" Bell, American baseball league great, dies at 87

1992-01-13

Frank Kennedy, Major League

1992-01-20

Muhammad Abd al-Khaliq Hassuna, sec-gen of Arab League (1952-72), dies

1992-01-25

Mahmoud Riad, sec-gen of Arab League (1972-79), dies

1992-06-04

Carl Stotz, founder (baseball's little league), dies at 82

1992-09-23

Bernice Gera, 1st female basball ump (1969 NY-Penn League) dies at 61

1992-12-08

Helen Callaghan, A League of Their Own

1993-04-12

Roger Unice, Major League

1993-07-03

Don Drysdale, American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56

1994-01-10

Charles "Chub" Feeney, baseball pres (National League), dies at 72

1994-10-17

Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby League Player, dies at 83

1994-12-10

Keith Joseph, The League of Gentlemen

1996-05-23

Kurt Uchima, Major League

1996-06-01

Don Grolnick, A League of Their Own

1996-08-17

Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist, dies at 80

1996-08-20

George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur, dies at 81

1996-11-02

Toni Stone, first woman to play professional baseball in a men's league, dies at 75

1997-09-11

Camille Henry, National Hockey League player (b. 1933)

1997-11-27

Buck Leonard, Hall of Famer in Negro League, dies at 90

2000-09-23

Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (b. 1947)

2002-01-19

Jeff Astle, Fantasy Football League

2002-09-24

Mike Webster, National Football League player (b. 1952)

2003-11-24

Warren Spahn, Major League Baseball player (b. 1921)

2004-01-02

Lynn Cartwright, A League of Their Own

2004-03-22

Donald MacDougall, The League of Gentlemen

2004-10-26

Bobby Avila, Major League Baseball player (b. 1924)

2006-01-03

Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1954)

2006-08-15

Rick Bourke, Australian rugby league player

2007-06-20

Dave Kulczycki, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

2007-06-23

Rod Beck, American Major League Baseball relief pitcher, dies at 38

2007-09-02

Max McNab, National Hockey League executive (b. 1924)

2007-11-19

Mike Gregory, English rugby league footballer (b. 1964)

2008-03-20

Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (b. 1935)

2008-05-09

Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (b. 1929)

2008-08-12

Dottie Collins, A League of Their Own

2010-04-26

Ted Noose, Major League

2010-04-30

Les Dennis, Major League Baseball: An Inside Look

2010-05-24

Morrie Martin, Former Major League Baseball (b. 1922)

2010-09-04

Rudolf Pellar, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

2010-11-22

Jean Cione, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (b. 1928)

2010-12-13

Karen Sortito, Major League II

2011-02-21

Dwayne McDuffie, Justice League: Doom

2012-01-17

Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, dies of heart attack at 74

2012-03-04

Don Mincher, American Major League Baseball first baseman, dies at 73

2012-03-15

Dave Philley, American Major League Baseball switch-hitter, dies at 91

2012-03-20

Mel Parnell [Melvin], American Major League Baseball pitcher, dies from cancer at 89

2012-05-16

Kevin Hickey, Major League II

2012-11-14

Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82

2013-02-02

'Pepper' Paire Davis, A League of Their Own

2013-02-17

Sophie Kurys, A League of Their Own

2013-03-24

Helen Hannah Campbell, A League of Their Own

2013-04-04

Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league player, dies at 80

2013-04-27

Bradley Jay Lesley, Little Big League

2014-04-30

Marvin Einhorn, A League of Their Own

2015-11-10

Former major league pitcher Tommy Hanson, 29, dies

2016-04-06

Rugby league legend and former York star Mick Sullivan dies, aged 82

2016-06-15

Rugby League player Ronan Costello dies aged 17

2016-06-16

England rugby league player Ronan Costello dies from injuries, aged 17

2016-09-19

Rugby league tactician Ron Massey dies, aged 86

2016-09-26

Major League Baseball star Jose Fernandez dies aged 24

2018-01-21

Rugby league legend Graeme Langlands dies aged 76


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