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Baseball Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 5

Last Updated 01-01-2020

🏆⚾Jason Bates -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.1/5/1971
MLB Infielder

🏆⚾Bob Dernier -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.1/5/1957
MLB Outfielder
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs

🏆⚾Eduardo Escobar -- is 31 in the year 2020 and 32 in the year 2021; b.1/5/1989 N.S.
MLB Third Baseman, Venezuelan

🏆⚾Jeff Fassero -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.1/5/1963
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Charles Olivier Hough -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.1/5/1948
MLB Pitcher, Hawaiian
Names/Places: NN:Charlie

🏆⚾José Iglesias -- is 30 in the year 2020 and 31 in the year 2021; b.1/5/1990
MLB Pitcher, Cuban

🏆⚾Danny Jackson -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.1/5/1962
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Ron Kittle -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.1/5/1958
MLB Left Fielder

🏆⚾Chris Nabholz -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.1/5/1967
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Juan Nieves -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.1/5/1965
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher, Puerto Rican

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🏆⚾John Russell -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.1/5/1961
MLB Manager, MLB Catcher, MLB Outfielder

🏆⚾Milt Thompson -- is 61 in the year 2020 and 62 in the year 2021; b.1/5/1959
MLB Coach, MLB Outfielder

🏆⚾Earl Battey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1935 d.11/15/2003 (68)
MLB Player
Misc: 3x Gold Glove

💰🏆⚾Bancroft "Ban" Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1864 d.3/28/1931 (67)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB Player
Names/Places: b. in Norwalk, CT
Misc: the American League of professional baseball owes its existence and its equal footing with the National League to Ban Johnson; Johnson encouraged a fierce competition with the N.L. that ended with a merger in 1903

🏆⚾John Ritchey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1923 d.1/14/2003 (80)
MLB Player
Misc: the first to break the PCL's color barrier with the San Diego Padres, homers in his second game, career .323 average, also a top batter with Vancouver Capilanos in WIL

🏆⚾Jerry Coleman -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1924 d.1/5/2014 (89)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Second Baseman
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2005; CBS Radio broadcaster: Favorite blooper: "There's a long drive. The outfielder is back at the warning track and hits his head on the wall! It rolls back toward second base! This could be a triple!"
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1949-1957, broadcaster 1963-1969), San Diego Padres (manager 1980, broadcaster 1974-1979, 1981-2013)

🏆⚾Rogers Hornsby -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1896 d.1/5/1963 (66)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: NNLThe Rajah
Misc: NL League Award Winner 1925, 1929; 2,930 hits, 2X triple crown winner; batting leader 1920-25; the best right-handed batter in major league history, whose lifetime average was .358, second only to Ty Cobb's .367, and in 1924 he bettered Cobb's single season record of .420 with an incredible .424. Hornsby played 23 seasons.
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (player 1915-1926), New York Giants (player 1927), Boston Braves (player 1928), Chicago Cubs (player 1929-1932), St. Louis Cardinals (player 1933), St. Louis Browns (player 1933-1937), St. Louis Cardinals (manager 1925-1926), New York Giants (manager 1927), Boston Braves (manager 1928), Chicago Cubs (manager 1930-1932), St. Louis Browns (manager 1933-1937, 1952), Cincinnati Reds (manager 1952-1953)

🏆⚾"Tug" McGraw -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1944 d.1/5/2004 (59)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:The Screwball; Tim's father
Misc: played in the World Series for both teams; record [15] for most games pitched [1969, 1973]
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets

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