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1907 in Baseball
The following are the baseball events of the year 1907 throughout the world.
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- February 27 - The New York Highlanders acquire catcher Branch Rickey from the St. Louis Browns in exchange for infielder Joe Yeager. As a condition, Rickey specifies that he will not play on Sundays. Fritz Buelow replaces him on the Browns as their new catcher.
- April 11
- April 26 - Boston Doves outfielder Johnny Bates hits for the cycle in a 4-2 Boston victory over the Brooklyn Superbas.
- May 8 - Big Jeff Pfeffer tosses a no-hitter as the Boston Doves defeat the Cincinnati Reds, 6-0.
- May 10 - The Chicago White Sox purchase the contract of First baseman Jake Stahl from the Washington Senators.
- June 15 - Lave Cross is released by the Washington Senators.
- June 28 - The last-place Washington Senators steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey in a 16-5 victory over New York Highlanders. Rickey, acquired last February from the St. Louis Browns, is pressed into service despite a bad shoulder because of an injury to starting pitcher Red Kleinow. Rickey's first throw to second base ends up in right field and the subsequent tosses are not much better. He almost nips Jim Delahanty on a steal of third base. In his eight innings, relief pitcher Lew Brockett helps Washington with a deliberate windup. Only pitcher Long Tom Hughes and second baseman Nig Perrine are steal-less, while Hal Chase swipes one for New York.
- August 2 - Walter Johnson made his major league debut with the Washington Senators and lost to the Detroit Tigers, 3-2. The first hit Johnson yielded was a bunt single by Ty Cobb.
- August 11 - In the second game of a doubleheader, shortened by agreement, Ed Karger of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched a seven-inning perfect game, beating the Boston Doves, 4-0.
- September 8 - Future hall of fame inductee Bill McKechnie makes his major league debut, getting one hit in four at bats. It was as a manager, that McKechnie would make his mark, winning four pennants and two World Series titles.
- September 20 - One week after recording a shutout in his major league debut, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Nick Maddox hurled a no-hitter against the Brooklyn Superbas in a 2-1 Pirates win. At the age of 20 years and ten months, Maddox becomes (and still is) the youngest pitcher to throw a no-hitter in major league history.
- September 25 - Honus Wagner steals four bases, including second base, third base and home plate in the second inning against the New York Giants. Not to be outdone, his teammate Fred Clarke also swipes four bases for the only time in his career.
- October 12 - In Game 5 of the World Series the Chicago Cubs would win their first World Championship by defeating the Detroit Tigers, 2-0. The Cubs would take the final four games of the series after Game 1 was declared a tie due to darkness with the score knotted at 3-3 in the 12th inning.
- November 5 - The New York Highlanders purchase the contract of infielder Hobe Ferris from the Boston Americans. Ferris' stay in New York as short as just hours later, he, along with infielder Jimmy Williams, and outfielder Danny Hoffman, are traded to the St. Louis Browns in exchange for Pitcher Fred Glade, outfielder Charlie Hemphill and Outfielder/infielder Harry Niles.
- November 7 - The Tigres del Licey club is founded in the Dominican Republic.
- November 16 - The baseball film How Brown Saw the Baseball Game is released in theatres.
- January 10 - Bob Langsford, 41, shortstop for the 1899 Louisville Colonels
- January 16 - Jake Evans, 50, right fielder who played from 1879 through 1885 with four National League teams
- January 19 - William A. Nimick, 58, president of the Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1885-1890) and part-owner of the team
- March 12 - Pat Hynes, 23, outfielder for the St. Louis Browns/Cardinals from 1903 to 1904
- March 28 - Chick Stahl, 34, outfielder for Boston teams in the NL and AL, and manager of the Red Sox since August, who batted .305 lifetime; had three triples in 1903 World Series, and led AL in triples in 1904
- March 29 - Doug Crothers, 47, pitcher for the 1884 Kansas City Cowboys and 1885 New York Metropolitans
- March 29 - Cozy Dolan, 34, right fielder who hit .269 in 830 games for five teams from 1895 to 1906
- April 16 - Bill Zies, 39, catcher for the 1891 St. Louis Browns
- April 21 - Nat Hicks, 62, catcher/manager in four seasons with the New York Mutuals
- April 22 - Jeremiah Reardon, 38, pitcher for the Cincinnati Red Stockings (1886) and St. Louis Maroons (1866)
- May 6 - Frank Selman, 55[?], utility player from 1871 through 1875 for five teams of the National Association
- May 7 - Sam Moffet, 50, outfielder/pitcher for the 1884 Cleveland Blues and 1888 Indianapolis Hoosiers
- June 10 - Tun Berger, 39, catcher for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys/Pirates (1890/1891) and Washington Senators (1892).
- June 12 - George Bryant, 50, second baseman for the 1885 Detroit Wolverines.
- June 17 - Frank McCarton, 52, outfielder for the 1872 Middletown Mansfields
- June 20 - Ezra Sutton, 56, third baseman for Boston who led the National League in hits in 1884, was fifth player to collect 1000 hits, and batted .300 three times in the National Association and four times in the National League
- June 24 - Billy Klusman, 42, second baseman for the 1888 Boston Beaneaters and 1890 St. Louis Browns
- July 4 - Connie McGeehan, pitcher/left fielder for the 1903 Philadelphia Athletics
- July 22 - Pat Dillard, 34, OF/IF utility for the 1900 St. Louis Cardinals
- August 14 - Scott Hastings, 60, catcher/outfielder/manager for seven seasons from 1871 to 1877
- September 14 - Jack Wentz, 44, second baseman for the 1891 Louisville Colonels
- September 21 - Claude Gouzzie, 34, second baseman for the 1903 St. Louis Browns
- September 23 - Charlie Buffinton, 46, pitcher for Boston and Philadelphia teams who won 233 games, including 48 for the 1884 Boston Beaneaters
- October 4 - Frank Leary, 26, pitcher for the 1907 Cincinnati Reds
- October 12 - Whitey Gibson, 39, catcher for the 1888 Philadelphia Athletics
- October 28 - Ted Kennedy, 42, pitcher for the Chicago White Stockings (1885) and Louisville Colonels (1886)
- November 26 - Eddie Burke, 41, outfielder for the Phillies/Alleghenys/Brewers/Giants from 1890 to 1895, who topped the National League in games played (135) and times hit by pitches (25) in 1893
- December 8 - Washington Fulmer, 67, outfielder for the 1875 Brooklyn Atlantics
- December 27 - Jim Andrews, 42, right fielder for the 1890 Chicago Colts.
- December 31 - Jocko Flynn, 43, pitcher/outfielder for the 1886 Chicago White Stockings