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Ty CobbJan 29, 1936

Jackie RobinsonMar 18, 1942

Ted LindsayFeb 11, 1957

Jimmy JohnsonNov 23, 1989

Dave StocktonJun 14, 1992

raymond floydJul 14, 1996

Steve ElkingtonMar 30, 1997

Mark McGwireSep 10, 1997

Roger ClemensDec 13, 2007

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Players - Historical Events
Date Event
1732-12-06

1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, NYC

1857-01-22

National Association of Baseball Players founded, NY

1871-03-17

National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized

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

1879-09-29

NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players

1883-05-23

Baseball game between one-armed & one-legged players

1885-10-17

Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season

1885-10-22

John Ward & several teammates secretly form Brotherhood of Prof Base Ball Players, 1st baseball union

1889-11-04

Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL

1902-07-17

Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL

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.

1907-12-02

English Professional Football Players' Association forms

1909-03-31

Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 years

1918-07-19

Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Sec of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt

1918-08-24

Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players

1918-09-10

Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers

1920-01-12

Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to

1920-08-20

Red Sox-Indians game postponed in Boston to allow Indian players to attend Ray Chapman's funeral in Cleveland

1920-09-22

Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series

1922-10-30

Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)

1922-12-13

Charles Ebbets proposes putting numbers on players' sleeves or caps

1923-03-06

Cards announce their players will wear numbers on their uniforms

1931-12-09

Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers

1932-06-22

NL finally approves players wearing numbers

1935-10-24

Judge Landis fines ump George Moriarty, Cubs mgr Charlie Grimm & Chic players W English, B Jurges & B Herman for actions in World Series

1936-01-29

1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson

1941-03-10

Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets

1941-12-11

Giants acquire Johnny Mize from Cards for 3 players & $50,000

1942-03-01

Baseball decides that players in milt can't play when on furlough

1942-03-18

2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out

1945-04-09

NFL requires players to wear long stockings

1945-11-15

The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of Fame

1946-04-24

11 players Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Chesbro, Griffith, & McGinnity are named to Hall of Fame

1946-06-07

Pirates players vote 20-16 to walkout rather than play the Giants

1946-07-24

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

1947-05-08

A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon

1948-01-29

Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, & Phillies $500 each for signing high school players

1949-01-28

NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith

1949-07-05

NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin & Henry Thompson, their 1st African American players

1950-07-19

NY Yanks obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard & Frank Barnes

1950-08-07

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

1951-02-18

3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes

1951-07-30

Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

1951-09-16

NL umpire Frank Dascoli clears the Dogers bench ejecting 15 players

1953-03-21

NBA record 106 fouls & 12 players foul out (Boston-Syracuse)

1953-05-17

Yanks & Browns use record 41 players in a game

1953-08-21

Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation

1953-08-22

John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union

1953-10-08

Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

1953-11-10

Giants end their tour of Japan (players got $331 of $3,000 promised)

1954-07-12

Major League Baseball Players Association founded

1957-02-11

NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president

1957-10-15

Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players

1958-01-30

Baseball announces players & coaches rather than fans pick all stars

1959-02-27

Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players

1959-02-28

NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players

1959-06-01

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

1959-06-27

Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game

1959-10-21

Players Association approves 2 All-Star Games in 1960, to be held in KC & NY

1960-03-13

White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number

1960-04-19

Baseball uniforms begin displaying players' names on their backs

1960-08-25

AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies

1961-03-17

NY DA arrests professional gamblers who implicate Seton Hall players

1964-09-26

Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn

1965-05-15

Canadian Football Players Association organizes

1966-03-05

Player reps elect Marvin Miller, as exec dir of Players' Association

1968-10-14

In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each

1970-01-17

357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft

1970-06-08

Players & management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000

1970-09-07

White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games

1972-03-09

Players on White Sox vote 31-0 in favor of a strike, if necessary

1972-04-01

Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike

1972-04-13

1st baseball players' strike ends after 13 days

1973-05-26

Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15

1974-09-13

Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17

1975-06-16

Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber & Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players

1975-10-07

Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith

1976-01-31

"Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1

1976-10-05

Seattle & Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) & Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st

1977-12-13

14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash

1978-03-15

A's trade Vida Blue to Giants for 7 players & $390,000

1979-02-03

Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players

1979-03-26

Padres & Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it

1980-04-01

Baseball Players' Association votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games

1981-02-25

Exec Board of Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29

1981-02-25

Exec Board of Baseball Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved

1981-06-11

Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike

1981-06-12

Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

1982-09-20

NFL players begin a 57 day strike

1982-09-21

NFL players begin a 57 day strike

1983-07-01

Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules 43 players who are on Disabled List during 1981 players' strike not entitled to salaries for that period

1985-04-03

Players' Association agrees to expand LCS from 5 to 7 games

1985-08-05

Baseball players go on strike for 2 days

1985-08-06

Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike

1985-08-06

Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)

1985-08-07

Baseball players end a 2 day strike

1985-09-20

Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players

1986-02-28

Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs

1986-09-03

Astros & Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game

1987-09-22

NFL players go on strike for 24 days

1987-09-27

NFL players' strike

1987-10-04

1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players

1987-10-15

NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike

1988-06-12

6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper

1988-09-13

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

1989-02-20

Members of 1949 Oklahoma football team cancelled an April reunion because of deplorable conduct of Oklahoma players

1989-03-29

1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL

1989-06-11

7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody

1989-10-12

Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players

1989-11-23

"Bounty Bowl", the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Dallas Cowboys 27-0 on Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game that featured several scuffles and injuries, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players

1990-01-10

NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players

1990-01-21

Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association exec director

1990-02-15

Baseball owners lock out players

1990-06-10

8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus

1991-02-26

NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together

1991-06-09

9th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Albus

1991-06-13

NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)

1992-04-01

NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history

1992-06-14

10th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton

1993-04-28

Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die

1993-06-27

11th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Colbert

1994-06-27

12th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton

1994-07-28

Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994

1994-08-12

Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association strike

1994-12-23

Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players

1995-04-02

Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26

1995-07-16

13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J C Snead

1996-07-14

14th Seniors Players Golf Championship: raymond floyd

1996-12-05

Players union approves new collective bargaining agreement

1997-03-30

Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship

1997-07-13

15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert

1997-07-13

Ford Senior Players Golf Championship

1997-09-10

Mark McGwire joins Babe as only players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consec yrs

1997-10-09

ABL players allowed to own stock in the league

1998-07-12

16th Seniors Players Golf Championship:

2004-09-15

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.

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.

2012-08-01

8 Women's badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match"

2012-09-16

NHL locks out its players after the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement

2017-07-26

CTE found in nearly 90 percent of brains donated by football players

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Players - Birthdays
Date Event
1864-02-06

George Jay Gould, Champion Polo Players

1880-07-31

Munshi Premchand, The Chess Players

1891-08-05

Billie West, Merely Players

1908-04-11

Dan Maskell, Players

1915-08-03

Pete Newell, Best College Basketball Players

1916-06-24

Eleanor Ruggles, Prince of Players

1918-10-25

Bijoya Ray, The Chess Players

1920-04-19

Rafail Goldin, The Hockey Players

1925-9-18

Harvey Haddix, Roberto Clemente: A Video Tribute to One of Baseball's Greatest Players and a True Humanitarian

1926-07-04

Veena, The Chess Players

1928-05-09

Pancho González, Players

1929-07-14

Bob Purkey, Roberto Clemente: A Video Tribute to One of Baseball's Greatest Players and a True Humanitarian

1931-06-14

Kamu Mukherjee, The Chess Players

1933-06-29

Bob Shaw, Players of the 50's

1936-03-12

Eddie Sutton, Best College Basketball Players

1936-03-16

Eva Kotamanidou, The Travelling Players

1937-10-26

Dave Gavitt, Best College Basketball Players

1940-04-18

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

1940-06-18

Jim Albus, Staten Island NY, PGA golfer (1991 Mazda Senior Players)

1940-10-07

Leonor Galindo, Players vs. ángeles caídos

1940-9-16

Jim McManus, Players

1942-07-27

Dennis Ralston, Players

1943-07-15

Loukianos Kilaidonis, The Travelling Players

1946-07-19

Ilie Nastase, Players

1951-9-08

Tom Gullikson, Players

1952-08-14

Pino D'Angiò, The Players

1952-08-17

Guillermo Vilas, Players

1954-03-29

Dejan Sorak, Two Players from the Bench

1955-07-01

Sandy Burgin, Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start

1959-03-18

Jerry Sims, Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start

1960-03-15

Mike Pagliarulo, Players of the '80s

1962-04-16

David Pate, Players

1962-04-16

Darcy Antonellis, Players

1962-9-28

Debra Beebe, Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start

1964-04-16

Samarth Narain, The Chess Players

1966-12-07

Daril Anthes, Merely Players

1967-9-23

LisaRaye McCoy, The Players Club

1969-12-17

Chris Mason, Darts Players' Wives

1970-01-09

Mia X, The Players Club

1970-9-05

Adam Mayer, Merely Players

1973-08-28

Dolly Golden, The Players

1975-08-02

Ana Marija Bokor, Two Players from the Bench

1976-12-12

Renne Gjoni, Two Players from the Bench

1977-07-20

Dora Lipovcan, Two Players from the Bench

1978-9-28

Brendan Synnott, Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start

1979-01-24

Stephen Fishbach, Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start

1979-03-02

Alyiah, Teen Players

1979-05-01

Zaire Masters, Bit Part Players

1980-06-21

Richard Jefferson, NBA Players vs NBA Mothers Special: Day 5

1980-09-26

Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players

1981-01-22

Borko Peric, Two Players from the Bench

1982-06-29

Joe Dowdle, Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start

1982-10-21

Erinn Lobdell, Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start

1982-10-27

Carolina Eastwood, Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start

1984-05-11

Sydney Wheeler, Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start

1984-06-23

James Thomas Jr., Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start

1985-9-29

Sierra Reed, Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start

1986-08-12

David Gwaltney, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players: Off and on Broadway

1989-12-20

Spencer Duhm, Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start

1994-02-27

Hope Shin, Players

Players - Weddings
Date Event
2009-05-04

Two-time Tony winner singer-actress Bebe Neuwirth (50) weds Napa Valley's Destino vineyard founder Chris Calkins at the Players Club in New York

Players - Deaths
Date Event
1936-10-08

Munshi Premchand, The Chess Players

1958-02-06

7 Manchester United soccer players die in an air crash near Munich

1961-08-14

Donald Gallaher, ABC Television Players

1967-06-07

Billie West, Merely Players

1984-08-05

Isodore 'Tuts' Washington, Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together

1992-12-10

Dan Maskell, Players

1994-01-08

Harvey Haddix, Roberto Clemente: A Video Tribute to One of Baseball's Greatest Players and a True Humanitarian

1995-07-03

Pancho González, Players

2003-12-06

Kamu Mukherjee, The Chess Players

2004-11-14

Veena, The Chess Players

2008-03-16

Bob Purkey, Roberto Clemente: A Video Tribute to One of Baseball's Greatest Players and a True Humanitarian

2008-07-02

Eleanor Ruggles, Prince of Players

2008-11-17

Pete Newell, Best College Basketball Players

2010-09-23

Bob Shaw, Players of the 50's

2011-01-18

Jim McManus, Players

2011-02-19

Zaire Masters, Bit Part Players

2011-09-16

Dave Gavitt, Best College Basketball Players

2015-06-02

Bijoya Ray, The Chess Players

2016-07-20

Mohammad Shahid, One Of India's Greatest Hockey Players, Dies Aged 56


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