Jeff Phelps - Cleveland's Talking Heads – Middays 10am - 2pm on 92.3 The FanBy Jeff Phelps | 92.3 The Fan

May 15th

  • 1862 – Brooklyn’s Union Grounds opened. It was the first enclosed baseball park.
  • 1912 – Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended
  • 1941 – Joe DiMaggio began his major league baseball hitting streak of 56 games. The streak ended on July 17th.
  • 1953 – Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago
  • 1973 – Nolan Ryan (California Angels) pitched his first no-hitter.
  • 1991 – U.S. President Bush took Queen Elizabeth to an Oakland A’s-Baltimore Oriole game.
  • 1993 – In San Antonio, TX, the Alamodome opened.

Birthdays

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1952 – Rick Waits, baseball pitcher (Rangers, Indians, Twins)
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1953 – George Brett, WV, KC Royal 3rd baseman (1980 AL MVP)
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1956 – Dan Patrick, American sportscaster
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1967 – John Smoltz, Detroit MI, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, 1996 Cy Young)
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1967 – Omar Vizquel, Caracas Venezuela, shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians)
  • 1968 – Leroy Hoard, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969 – Emmitt Smith, running back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader)
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1970 – Desmond Howard, NFL receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders)
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1975 – Ray Lewis, American football linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
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1976 – Ryan Leaf, American football player
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