August 7 in history:
George Washington established one of the highest U.S. military awards on this date in 1782, when he ordered the creation of the Purple Heart for the Continental Army. 111 more words
Milkman Jim Turner was my first major league pitching coach. I met him in Fort Lauderdale when I arrived at spring training in February, 1966. He had pitched for the Boston Braves and the Cinncinnati Reds, where he got his first World Series ring in 1940. 407 more words
Happy Birthday to Norm Siebern, a former New York Yankee, who played major league baseball from 1956 to 1968. Norm came up through the Yankee organization and was part of a trade that would have historic significance to the Yankees and to the game of baseball. 187 more words
Donald James Larsen was a pitcher for 7 different teams in his 15 year Major League career, but is remembered as the first (and only) man to pitch a perfect game in the World Series, for the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. 75 more words
On December 1, 1954 the largest trade in MLB history was completed.
It began on November 14, 1954 with players swapping between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles and finally everyone was happy a little over two weeks later. 70 more words