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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #250 on: June 24, 2011, 06:29:40 am »
    On June 24 in Baseball History...

    1947 - The Dodgers win 4-2 over the Pirates as Jackie Robinson swipes home for the first of 19 times in his career.

    1950 - Giants' catcher Wes Westrum hits three home runs and a triple. The 27-year old backstop's fifteen total bases help New York defeat Cincinnati at the Polo Grounds, 12-2.

    1950 - Willie Mays makes his professional baseball debut playing centerfield for Trenton, the Giants' farm team in the Class B Inter State League. The 20-year old outfielder from Alabama goes hitless in the game against Hagerstown in Maryland, but will hit .353 in 81 games, before being promoted to the the Minneapolis Millers, the Triple A affiliate of the parent club.

    1953 - The Braves sign right-hander Joey Jay from Middletown, Connecticut as an amateur free agent. The 17-year old bonus baby will become the first former Little Leaguer to play in the major leagues.

    1955 - Washington rookie infielder Harmon Killebrew hits his first home run in an 18-7 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

    1962 - The longest game ever played in Yankee history ends thanks to a home run hit by Jack Reed in the 22nd inning. The Mississippi native's lone big league career homer helps the Bronx Bombers beat Detroit in Tiger Stadium, 9-7.

   1968 - Jim Northrup becomes the sixth big leaguer to hit two grand slams in the same game. The “Slammer’s” power surge in the fifth (off Eddie Fisher) and sixth (off Billy Rohr) frames enable the Tigers to rout the Indians at Cleveland Stadium, 14-3.

   1969 - Phillies skipper Bob Skinner suspends Dick Allen indefinitely after the slugger fails to appear for a twilight doubleheader at Shea Stadium against New York. The 27-year old first baseman, who will be reinstated on July 20, got stuck in traffic after watching a horse race in New Jersey.

    1970 - The Reds play their final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beating the Giants 5-4.

    1972 - Culminating a long battle to reach pro baseball, Bernice Gera umpires the first game of a doubleheader between Auburn and Geneva (New York-Pennsylvania League). Several disputes take place and she ejects the Auburn manager. Gera resigns before the second game, leaving in tears.

    1974 - Steve Busby retires the first nine White Sox to set an A.L. record with 33 consecutive batsmen retired. The Royals lose, however, 3-1.

    1979 - Rickey Henderson makes his major-league debut for Oakland in a 5-1 loss to Texas in the first game of a doubleheader. Henderson has a single and double in four at-bats and steals the first base of his big-league career.

    1983 - Milwaukee's Don Sutton strikes out Alan Bannister in the eighth inning of a 3-2 win over Cleveland to become the eighth pitcher in major-league history with 3,000 career strikeouts. County Stadium is packed with 46,037 fans for the game, mostly to welcome back popular outfielder Gorman Thomas, who was traded to Cleveland earlier in the month.

    1989 - Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman steals his 39th and 40th consecutive bases in a 5-2 loss to the Pirates to break the major-league record set by Davey Lopes in 1975. Coleman has not been caught stealing since September 15, 1988.

    1992 - Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball after he pleads no contest to misdemeanor charge of attempting to buy coc@ine. The ban is subsequently overturned and Vincent resigns September 7 after a vote of no confidence from owners. Howe will pitch for four more years.

    1994 - Jeff Bagwell of the Astros becomes the 28th player to hit two home runs in one inning when he connects twice in the sixth against the Dodgers. Bagwell adds another homer in the eighth.

    1997 - Randy Johnson ties Steve Carlton's major-league record for lefthanders with 19 strikeouts against the Oakland A's. He breaks Ron Guidry's A.L. mark for lefties, but like Carlton, Johnson takes the loss in his 19-K game. Mark McGwire's 538-foot home run powers Oakland to a 4-1 victory.

    Baseball Birthdays on June 24...

    1865 - Nash, Billy
    1867 - Stenzel, Jake
    1869 - Weyhing, John
    1869 - Baker, Kirtley
    1872 - Katoll, Jack
    1876 - Hanlon, Bill
    1882 - Kull, John
    1884 - Fetzer, Willy
    1886 - Cook, Doc
    1887 - Keupper, Henry
    1889 - Musser, Paul
    1891 - Clauss, Al
    1892 - Harper, George
    1892 - Fahey, Howard
    1904 - Reeves, Bobby
    1907 - Hemsley, Rollie
    1913 - Kelleher, Hal
    1915 - Adams, Buster
    1917 - Gerheauser, Al
    1923 - Hoderlein, Mel
    1925 - Banta, Jack
    1935 - Dees, Charlie
    1937 - Campbell, Jim
    1938 - Mincher, Don
    1951 - Bruhert, Mike
    1951 - Reitz, Ken
    1956 - Vukovich, George
    1957 - Jones, Doug
    1958 - Klawitter, Tom
    1962 - Mitchell, Charlie
    1973 - Ryan, Rob
    1973 - Hodges, Kevin
    1973 - Nye, Ryan

    Baseball Deaths on June 24...

    1906 - Strauss, Joe
    1907 - Klusman, Billy
    1921 - Hall, Charlie
    1922 - O'Leary, Dan
    1928 - Cox, Frank
    1940 - Adams, Bert
    1940 - Lindstrom, Axel
    1957 - Burns, Jack
    1959 - Ogrodowski, Joe
    1965 - Humphries, Johnny
    1967 - Castleton, Roy
    1969 - Perrin, John
    1974 - Burns, Joe
    1984 - Roberts, Jim
    1986 - Hanning, Loy
    1987 - Newman, Fred
    1991 - Swartz, Bud
    1992 - Curtis, Vern
    2003 - Bruner, Jack
    2006 - Zachary, Chink

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #251 on: June 24, 2011, 11:07:15 am »
Fascinating information on the back of Bill Melton's card there:  "Bill exercises to get into condition"

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #252 on: June 24, 2011, 11:32:43 am »
haaaaa, dammit, now I need to go scrolling back and look at the back of all the other cards; I do remember those factoids to be hilarious. It's too bad there is so little traffic on here during games. We could have a lot of fun creating lameass factoids for people.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #253 on: June 24, 2011, 12:10:03 pm »
The cartoons are equally hilarious.  They make it complete.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #254 on: June 24, 2011, 01:07:17 pm »
AndyMacFAIL- can you show the backs of the cards when you post these when possible? I don't even care about the front of the card unless it's especially retarted.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #255 on: June 24, 2011, 02:55:51 pm »
AndyMacFAIL- can you show the backs of the cards when you post these when possible? I don't even care about the front of the card unless it's especially retarted.

I'll try but when I do a google image search for a specific player's card only a small percentage of them include the back of the card too.

Here's another Melton card and June 24th White Sox history fact:

Today In White Sox History - June 24th

 

June 24, 1972 - Behind the inspired play of Dick Allen,Wilbur Wood, Stan Bahnsen, Terry Forster and Carlos May, the White Sox are in the middle of a pennant chase when the bizarre injury curse struck again. 3rd baseman Bill Melton fell off a ladder damaging his back during the previous off season and had been playing in pain ever since. The defending American League home run champion was put on the disabled list and lost for the rest of the year when it was discovered he had a herniated disk. The reason he was on the ladder? Somehow his son got caught on the garage roof! The Sox would finish 5½ games behind the Oakland A’s.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #256 on: June 24, 2011, 04:04:59 pm »
Bill Melton certainly aged well.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #257 on: June 25, 2011, 04:41:51 am »
Today In White sox History - June 25th

Twenty years ago today . . .





 

June 25, 1991 - White Sox pitcher “Black” Jack McDowell fires the first shutout for the home team in the new Comiskey Park when he blanks the Mariners 4 - 0 while scattering three hits. Jack was masterful on the day and carried a no hitter until former White Sox catcher Scott Bradley and future White Sox Omar Vizquel both singled with one out in the eighth inning.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1991/B06250CHA1991.htm

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #258 on: June 25, 2011, 04:51:52 am »
    On June 25 in Baseball History...

    1903 - Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt becomes the only 20th-century pitcher to lose two complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 and 5-3.

    1934 - In an 11-2 victory over White Sox, Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle. Although pitcher John Broaca ties a major league record by striking out five consecutive times he gets the victory.

    1937 - Augie Galan becomes the first National Leaguer to hit a homer from each side of the plate. The switch-hitter's pair of round-trippers helps the Cubs beat the Dodgers, 11-2.

    1961 - The Orioles and the Angels set a major league record by using 16 pitchers, eight by each side. Ron Hansen's 14th-inning homer gives Baltimore the 9-8 victory at L.A.'s Wrigley Field.

    1968 - San Francisco rookie Bobby Bonds becomes the second player to debut with a grand slam as teammate Ray Sadecki blanks the Dodgers 9-0. Bonds does it on his third at-bat. The only other player to hit a grand slam in his first major-league game was William Duggelby of the Philadelphia Nationals in 1898.

    1972 - After a legal battle, Beatrice Gera finally becomes the first woman professional umpire when she works a minor game in Geneva, New York. Reportedly, Auburn manager Nolan Campbell argues a close call which brings the new arbitrator to tears causing her to resign after the game.

    1976 - Ranger Toby Harrah becomes the first shortstop in major-league history to go through an entire doubleheader without a fielding chance. At the plate, Harrah makes up for the inactivity, collecting six hits, including a grand slam in the opener and another round-tripper in the nightcap. The Rangers beat the White Sox in the first game 8-4, but lose the nightcap 14-9.

    1986 - The Phillies give 41-year-old Steve Carlton his unconditional release and call up Bruce Ruffin to take his place in the starting rotation.

    1988 - Cal Ripken, Jr. plays in his 1,000th consecutive game, a 10-3 loss to Boston. Ripken's streak is the sixth-longest in major-league history.

    1989 - The Mets' defense does not record a single assist in a 5-1 win over Philadelphia, tying the major-league record set by the Indians in 1945. New York pitchers retire the Phillies on 13 strikeouts, 12 fly outs, and two ground balls to first base.

    1995 - Rockies first baseman Andres Galarraga becomes the fourth player to homer in three consecutive innings in an 11-3 win over the Padres. Galarraga, who had seven RBI in the game, went deep in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings and was on deck when the Rockies were retired in the ninth.

    1997 - The Brewers scarcely even sniff a hit before Jose Valentin cues Mike Mussina's first offering of the eighth inning off the end of the bat into short right field for a single in Baltimore's 9-1 win. It marks the second time in less than a month that the Orioles ace righthander flirts with a no-hitter deep into a game. Mussina retired the first 25 Cleveland hitters at Camden Yards on May 30 before Sandy Alomar's one-out single in the ninth.

    Baseball Birthdays on June 25...

    1853 - Mason, Charlie
    1875 - Phyle, Bill
    1879 - Deering, John
    1887 - Meinke, Bob
    1890 - Walden, Fred
    1891 - Lapan, Pete
    1893 - Howard, Earl
    1895 - Webb, Bill
    1897 - Skinner, Camp
    1899 - Greene, June
    1902 - Erickson, Ralph
    1905 - Pasek, Johnny
    1906 - Kuhel, Joe
    1908 - Becker, Joe
    1911 - Parisse, Tony
    1923 - White, Barney
    1925 - Garbowski, Alex
    1930 - Robinson, Humberto
    1930 - Luna, Memo
    1935 - Demeter, Don
    1943 - Gelnar, John
    1945 - Drago, Dick
    1947 - Ortiz, Jose
    1948 - Kirby, Clay
    1954 - Shirley, Bob
    1959 - Pena, Alejandro
    1963 - Stanley, Mike
    1969 - Woodall, Brad
    1970 - Sele, Aaron
    1971 - Tucker, Michael
    1972 - Delgado, Carlos
    1975 - Davis, Kane
    1977 - Kohlmeier, Ryan
    1978 - Ramirez, Aramis

    Baseball Deaths on June 25...

    1918 - Beckley, Jake
    1931 - Lucid, Con
    1932 - Tate, Pop
    1938 - Jones, Bumpus
    1939 - Smith, Heinie
    1945 - Mercer, Jack
    1949 - Freeman, Buck
    1960 - Corcoran, Tommy
    1966 - Solomon, Mose
    1968 - Bowler, Grant
    1968 - Dugan, Dan
    1980 - Muir, Joe
    1999 - English, Charlie
    2001 - LeRoy, John
    2002 - Antolick, Joe
    2006 - Eyrich, George

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #259 on: June 25, 2011, 05:17:00 am »
Today In White Sox History - June 25th

Five years ago today . . .


 




June 25, 2006 - With his White Sox trailing 9-2, second baseman Tadahito Iguchi hits a three-run bomb in the eighth and then delivers a game-tying grand slam in the ninth during an eventual 13 inning loss to the Astros at U.S. Cellular Field. Teammates Scott Podsednik (6/23) and Joe Crede (6/24) had also hit home runs with the bases full in the two previous games of the series making it the first time in team history a grand slam was hit in three consecutive games.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2006/B06250CHA2006.htm

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #260 on: June 25, 2011, 02:01:33 pm »
Bill exercises to get into condition

I'm thinking that Bill exploits his minor celebrity status to obtain free drinks and sexual favors from fans would be a better kind of fun fact on those cards.

Or perhaps:  Howard is single, but has fathered three children with three different women -- now that's some info we can use.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #261 on: June 25, 2011, 04:20:27 pm »
Heh

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #262 on: June 25, 2011, 05:08:30 pm »
haaaaa, dammit, now I need to go scrolling back and look at the back of all the other cards; I do remember those factoids to be hilarious. It's too bad there is so little traffic on here during games. We could have a lot of fun creating lameass factoids for people.

Here's one of those 'card backs' with some useless bit of info for you:



LaMarr Hoyt hit 34 homers in 20 games as a Little Leaguer.


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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #263 on: June 25, 2011, 05:49:46 pm »
Talking about 'off-beat info', one of my all-time favorites:



Rich is employed as a gravedigger in the off-season.


Richie Hebner's family owned a cemetery in the Boston area which is why his nickname was 'Grave-Digger'.


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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #264 on: June 26, 2011, 05:29:48 am »
Today In Baseball History - June 26th

1906    Herbert M. Whitney, a catcher for the Burlington Pathfinders, becomes the first professional baseball player to die as a result of being hit by a pitch. The beaning occurred two days ago in a Iowa State League contest against the Waterloo Microbes.

1913    After failing in Cincinnati and moving across the Ohio River to Covington, Kentucky, the Federal League team decides to relocate again. The franchise shift to Kansas City, which is American Association territory, will cause organized baseball to 'declare war' on the upstart league.

1916    Three fans at the Polo Grounds are arrested for petty larceny by the NYPD for keeping balls hit into the stands.

1916    The Indians became the first major league club to to field a team with numbered uniforms when they take on Chicago at Cleveland's League Park. The use of large numerals on the players' left sleeve and corresponding scorecards last just a few weeks and, after a brief trial next season, the concept will be totally abandoned.

1935    Pirates' center fielder Lloyd Waner sets major league mark recording 18 putouts in a doubleheader sweep of the Boston Braves.

1938    Carl Hubbell notches his 200th victory as the Giants defeat the Cubs, 5-1.

1939    In Philadelphia, the Yankees play their first night game in franchise history losing to Connie Mack's A's, 3-2.

1944    At the Polo Grounds with over 50,000 fans looking on, the three New York major league teams played against each other in a six inning three-team game (a team played consecutive innings against the other two teams then sat out an inning). The contest, which was played to raise money for war bonds ended with the final score of Dodgers 5, Yankees 1, Giants 0.

1946    After batting only .048 (2-for-48), Mel Ott decides to stop playing and only manage the Giants.

1957    Young center fielder Willie Mays collects four hits, scores three runs, and drives in four batters in the Giants 17-7 victory over the Reds at Cincinnati's Crosley Field. The close game becomes a blowout when the Jints score seven runs in the sixth and and five more in the seventh.

1960    With help of Ron Santo‚ making his major league debut‚ the Cubs sweep a doubleheader from first-place Pittsburgh, 7-5 and 7-6. The rookie third baseman goes 3-for-7, driving in five runs during the twin bill at Forbes Field.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #265 on: June 26, 2011, 05:36:33 am »
    On June 26 in Baseball History...

    1916 - Cleveland players, in a game with the White Sox, wear numbers on their sleeves, marking the first time players are identified by numbers corresponding to those on the scorecard.

    1920 - Lou Gehrig gets his first national mention when, as a high school junior for New York City's School of Commerce, he hits a grand slam in a high school championship game against Lane Tech in Chicago. Scouts sit with open mouths as the ball sails out of the N.L. park (later known as Wrigley Field).

    1935 - Lloyd Waner sets a major-league record with 18 putouts in center field in a doubleheader as the Pirates take a pair from the Braves at Boston.

    1940 - More than 50,000 pack the Polo Grounds to watch the Yankees, Dodgers and Giants play each other in a six-inning contest to raise money for war bonds. Each team plays successive innings against the other two teams, then sits out an inning. The final score is Dodgers 5, Yankees 1, Giants, 0.

    1960 - Hoping to speed up the election process, the Hall of Fame changes its voting procedures. The new rules allow the Special Veterans Committee to vote annually, rather than every other year, and to induct up to two players a year. The BBWAA is authorized to hold a runoff election of the top 30 vote getters if no one is elected in the first ballot.

    1968 - The major league Executive Council decides that both the A.L. and N.L. will play 162-game schedules in 1969 and operate two six-team divisions.

    1971 - Last year's A.L. batting king, Alex Johnson, is suspended by the Angels following a series of incidents (including five benchings and 29 fines) resulting from failure to hustle.

    1994 - Kirby Puckett becomes Minnesota's all-time hits leader by getting three safeties to pass Rod Carew with his 2,088 hit as a Twin.

    1997 - Tony Gwynn of the Padres breaks a seventh-inning tie with an inside-the-park grand slam as San Diego beats Los Angeles, 9-7. The opposite-field hit not only puts Gwynn back over the .400 mark, but is also the first N.L. inside-the-park grand slam in six years.

    Baseball Birthdays on June 26...

    1858 - Deagle, Ren
    1858 - Sullivan, Denny
    1872 - Stafford, Bob
    1873 - Schmidt, Henry
    1874 - Hartsel, Topsy
    1891 - Huenke, Al
    1893 - Ponder, Elmer
    1900 - Yoter, Elmer
    1903 - Herman, Babe
    1903 - Milstead, George
    1908 - Garms, Debs
    1910 - Henry, Jim
    1913 - Lyon, Russ
    1915 - Brown, Willard
    1918 - Singleton, Elmer
    1920 - Roy, Jean-Pierre
    1921 - Pollet, Howie
    1929 - Tettelbach, Dick
    1933 - Albanese, Joe
    1933 - Green, Gene
    1941 - Garrido, Gil
    1943 - Robinson, Bill
    1950 - Rosello, Dave
    1952 - Bowling, Steve
    1955 - Seoane, Manny
    1957 - Griffin, Mike
    1957 - Barrios, Jose
    1960 - Dalena, Pete
    1969 - Myers, Mike
    1969 - Myers, Rodney
    1971 - Blosser, Greg
    1974 - Kendall, Jason
    1974 - Jeter, Derek
    1975 - Middlebrook, Jason

    Baseball Deaths on June 26...

    1925 - Crane, Sam
    1940 - Savage, Jimmie
    1940 - Reid, Billy
    1946 - Hartje, Chris
    1948 - Esmond, Jimmy
    1954 - Pick, Charlie
    1957 - Whelan, Tom
    1961 - Collins, Bill
    1966 - Stoner, Lil
    1972 - Kircher, Mike
    1977 - Berly, Jack
    1983 - Rader, Don
    1985 - Schulmerich, Wes
    1987 - Avrea, Jay
    1991 - Johnson, Johnny
    1993 - Campanella, Roy
    1996 - Frierson, Buck
    1999 - Layana, Tim
    2006 - Urban, Jack

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #266 on: June 26, 2011, 06:47:45 am »
This Date In White Sox History - June 26th


June 26, 1983 - White Sox slugger Greg Luzinski belts the first of his three rooftop home runs at Comiskey Park becoming the first player to ever hit that many in a single season. Luzinski powers a pitch from the Twins Brian Oelkers over the roof in left center field. The shot came in the 3rd inning of a game the Sox would win 9 - 7.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1983/B06260CHA1983.htm

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« Reply #267 on: June 26, 2011, 08:44:10 am »
Love those factoids, 4nek8.

JohnJeter the Female Elder dated Richie Hebner. He liked to recite poetry. You could look it up.

Well maybe you couldn't, but 'tis true. Doubt it ever made it to the back of a card.

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« Reply #268 on: June 26, 2011, 08:50:18 am »
Those Heritage "throwback" cards are kind of fun (Podsednik and Crede), hadn't seen those before.
Note Podsednik's is in pink, ISF.

"Ralston Purina" strikes me as odd branding ona baseball card.

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« Reply #269 on: June 27, 2011, 02:31:20 am »
    On June 27 in Baseball History...

    1959 - With the players voting, Henry Aaron gets a unanimous vote for the All-Star Game, making him the first player so selected.

    1973 - David Clyde, 18 and fresh out of Houston's Westchester high school, makes his eagerly awaited debut with Texas before 35,698, the largest Rangers' crowd of the year. Clyde, the number one pick in the draft, walks the first two Twins he faces, then gets Bob Darwin, George Mitterwald, and Joe Lis on swinging third strikes. Clyde goes five innings and gives up only one hit — a two-run home run — walks seven and strikes out eight. He is the winner, 4-3.

    1977 - Willie McCovey smashes two home runs in the sixth inning to pace a 14-9 Giants victory over the Reds. McCovey becomes the first player to twice hit two home runs in one inning, having also done it on April 12, 1973. He also becomes the all-time N.L. leader with 17 career grand slams.

    1980 - Jerry Reuss pitches an 8-0 no-hitter for the Dodgers against the Giants at Candlestick Park. Reuss, who strikes out only two but doesn't walk a batter, is deprived of a perfect game when shortstop Bill Russell throws wildly to first base on Jack Clark's easy grounder in the first inning.

    1986 - Give him an 'A' for effort. San Francisco second baseman Robby Thompson is caught stealing four times in the Giants' 7-6, 12-inning win over the Reds, establishing a new major league record. Thompson was thrown out by Bo Diaz in the fourth, sixth, ninth and 11th innings.

    Baseball Birthdays on June 27...

    1861 - Hayes, Jackie
    1868 - Daley, Bill
    1871 - Smalley, Will
    1877 - Durham, Bull
    1887 - Benton, Rube
    1892 - Ross, George
    1893 - Wheatley, Charlie
    1894 - Bluhm, Red
    1900 - Davenport, Lum
    1906 - Terwilliger, Dick
    1914 - Bartling, Irv
    1915 - Martin, Fred
    1918 - White, Fuzz
    1921 - Kretlow, Lou
    1921 - Behrman, Hank
    1923 - Zernial, Gus
    1925 - Terwilliger, Wayne
    1926 - Jarvis, Roy
    1926 - Porto, Al
    1929 - Marlowe, Dick
    1930 - Trowbridge, Bob
    1931 - Coles, Chuck
    1932 - Kasko, Eddie
    1934 - Hobaugh, Ed
    1938 - Plaskett, Elmo
    1942 - Breeden, Danny
    1943 - Petrocelli, Rico
    1953 - Zdeb, Joe
    1959 - Johnson, Roy
    1960 - Gutierrez, Jackie
    1963 - Simmons, Nelson
    1966 - Conine, Jeff
    1967 - Hanc*ck, Lee
    1970 - Edmonds, Jim
    1970 - Jordan, Ricardo
    1974 - Larkin, Andy
    1975 - Ward, Daryle
    1976 - Estrada, Johnny
    1976 - Woodward, Chris
    1977 - Pena, Juan

    Baseball Deaths on June 27....

    1886 - Creamer, George
    1919 - Schlafly, Larry
    1921 - Nicol, Hugh
    1938 - Donovan, Jerry
    1940 - Thompson, Frank
    1955 - Agganis, Harry
    1962 - Schmutz, Charlie
    1964 - Wisterzil, Tex
    1966 - Krug, Marty
    1979 - Maloney, Pat
    1981 - McConnell, Sam
    1982 - Morgan, Eddie
    1983 - Landrum, Jesse
    1983 - Carroll, Doc
    1988 - Bullock, Red
    1990 - O'Rourke, Joe
    1992 - Jelincich, Frank
    1992 - Main, Woody
    1992 - Amoros, Sandy
    1994 - Strange, Alan
    1997 - Benge, Ray
    2002 - Erickson, Ralph
    2005 - Dietz, Dick

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #270 on: June 27, 2011, 02:48:03 am »
Today in Baseball History - June 27th

1911    The Red Sox lose their protest about A's Stuffy McInnis hitting a 'warm-up' pitch homer, but the event causes a rule change. Warm-up pitches no longer end when a player steps into the box.

1930    At Philadelphia's Shibe Park, Jack Quinn becomes the oldest player to hit a home run in major league history. The A's pitcher is nine days shy of his 47th birthday when he connects for the solo shot.

1940    To honor the lyricist of Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Jack Norworth Day is celebrated at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Norworth or his partner Albert Von Tilzer, who wrote the music, had never seen a game when they created the song in 1908.

1964    Indians' third baseman Max Alvis is stricken with spinal meningitis. A year later the Jasper, Texas native will make the All-Star team.

1967    Al Kaline breaks his hand as he slams his bat into the bat rack after being struck out by Sam McDowell. The future Hall of Famer (1980) will miss 28 games for the second place Tigers.

1972    Making his last career start, Wade Blasingame's American League debut for the Yankees is an inauspicious one, as the Tigers go deep three consecutive times in the first frame. The opening inning home runs by Aurelio Rodriguez, Al Kaline and Willie Horton power Detroit over New York, 5-2.

1973    In the opener of a twin bill at Shea Stadium, Buzz Capra pitches four innings of no-hit relief against the Phillies to get the save for starter George Stone as the Mets beat the Phillies, 7-6. A few hours earlier the 25-year old right-handed reliever had attended his dad’s funeral in Illinois.

1977    Willie McCovey becomes the first major leaguer to hit two homers in one inning twice in his career. The Giants' first baseman first accomplished the feat on 4/12/73.

1980    Facing only 28 batters, Dodgers' Jerry Reuss no-hits the Giants at the Stick, 8-0. Shortstop Bill Russell's errant first inning throw deprives the southpaw a perfect game.

1982    The Braves tie a major league mark with seven double plays as the team defeats the Reds, 2-0.

1984    Although he has stolen only one base all season, Dusty Baker is unstoppable on the base paths as he steals second, third and home in the Giants 12-9 victory over the Reds at Candlestick Park.

1986    Robby Thompson sets a major league record when he is thrown out four times trying to steal a base. The second baseman's futile attempts doesn't matter when the Giants beat Cincinnati, 7-6, in the 12-inning contest played at Riverfront Stadium.

1987    A's rookie Mark McGwire hits three home runs and drives in five runs helping to defeat the Indians, 13-3.

1993    Anthony Young sets a major league record losing his 24th straight decision as the Cardinals beat the Mets, 5-3.

2008    In a 15-6 Mets victory of the Yankees at the Stadium, Carlos Delgado, with a double, three-run homer and a grand slam, establishes a new team record with 9 RBIs in one game. The first baseman, who breaks Dave Kingman’s 1976 club mark, also surpasses Sky King on the all-time home run list with the first of his two homers, moving into 34th place with his 443rd career round-tripper.

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« Reply #271 on: June 27, 2011, 03:48:50 am »
Today In White Sox History - June 27th

 

June 27, 1922 - Catcher and future Hall of Famer, Ray Schalk becomes the first White Sox player to hit for the cycle when he does it against the Tigers as the White Sox would win 9 - 5 at Navin Field in Detroit.

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« Reply #272 on: June 27, 2011, 04:44:46 am »
This Date In White Sox History - June 27th

 

June 27, 1958 - On a Friday night at Comiskey Park, White Sox pitcher Billy Pierce came within an out of a perfect game.  With two outs in the ninth inning, the Washington Senators pinch-hitter Ed Fitz Gerald doubled down the first base line.  Pierce shook off the missed perfect game as he struck out the next hitter to end the game as the White Sox win 3- 0.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1958/B06270CHA1958.htm


More info on the career of Billy Pierce: http://bioproj.sabr.org/bioproj.cfm?a=v&v=l&pid=11242&bid=1543

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #273 on: June 27, 2011, 05:08:03 pm »
I'm pretty sure that I used to have a baseball card of Ken Harrelson, circa 68-69, and the fun fact on the back read:

Hawk owns no less than 16 pastel leisure suits.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #274 on: June 27, 2011, 05:15:04 pm »
Ed Fitz Gerald

BlackSox was excellent in that band. Saw them in a bar after the Pride Parade. Frankie Goes to Hollywood tribute if I recall.

 

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