- 1925 - OF Luis Ángel "Canena" Márquez Sánchez was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. One of the first Puerto Rican players in the MLB, he played for both the Homestead Grays (1946–1948) and briefly for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1956), going 1-for-9 with four walks as a Bucco. Though he played just two MLB seasons and 68 games, he spent 14 years in the minors, spent four other seasons in the Negro League and played 20 years in the Puerto Rican winter league. Márquez was involved in baseball throughout his life as player, coach, trainer, and Little League coach, and the municipal baseball stadium in Aguadilla, Estadio Luis A. Canena Márquez, is named for him.
- 1935 - Big lefty Bob Veale was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He pitched 10-1/2 years for the Pirates (1962-72) with a line of 116-91/3.06 and 1,652 strikeouts. Veale led the league with 250 K in 1964 and had 200+ whiffs four times in his career; his 276 punchouts in 1965 are still a club record. He also led the league in walks four times.
|Bob Veale 1969 Topps series|
- 1981 - OF Nate McLouth was born in Muskegon, Michigan. Drafted in the 25th round of the 2000 draft, he spent his first five big league years (2005-’09) with the Bucs, hitting .256 and earning an All-Star spot in 2008. McLouth was traded to the Braves for Gorkys Hernandez, Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke after his AS season when his value was high and Andrew McCutchen was ready to step in to play center field.
|Nate McLouth 2005 Bowman series|
- 1992 - Jim Leyland was named the NL Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America, the second time he won the award. Leyland received 20 of 24 first-place ballots to outpoll rookie manager Felipe Alou of the Expos. Pittsburgh won 96 games and the division, only to be derailed by Atlanta in a seven game NLCS.