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    On August 10 in Baseball History...


    1889 - At the Seventh Street Park in Indianapolis, future 300 game winner Mickey Welch becomes the first pinch hitter in major league history. Although the Giants right-handed pitcher strikes out in his historic plate appearance, New York prevails beating the Hoosiers, 9-6.

    1901 - At Cleveland's League Park, the Blues (Indians) beat Chicago, 11-7. White Sox right-hander Frank Isbell strands eleven runners on the base paths to set an American League record.

    1904 - Jack Chesbro is knocked out by the White Sox after pitching 30 complete games in a row. For the year he will win 41 games, pitching 48 complete games out of 51 starts for the New York Highlanders. All are post-1900 records.

    1929 - Grover Alexander beats the Phils 7-1 for his 373rd and last National League victory. He pitches four scoreless relief innings for the Cardinals to win 11-9 in the 11th inning.

    1934 - Babe Ruth announces 1934 is definitely his final season as a regular player. He says he will seek a managerial role and will pinch-hit.

    1944 - Red Barrett of the Boston Braves threw only 58 pitches to beat the Cincinnati Reds, 2-0, in a nine-inning game.

    1946 - In the top of the first inning, Yankee starter Ernie 'Tiny' Bonham gives up two hits, but retires the side with only four pitches. After leadoff hitter Wally Moses singles on the first pitch of the contest he is thrown out stealing after Tiny's second toss, then Johnny Pesky singles on the third pitch with Dom DiMaggio grounding into a double play on the next pitch to finish the fast frame.

    1957 - Mickey Mantle becomes the first player to clear the center field-hedge at Memorial Stadium with his 460-foot homer in the Yankees' 6-3 victory over the Orioles. Baltimore's Boog Powell (1962) and Twins' slugger Harmon Killebrew (1964) will also accomplish the feat.

    1961 - With his 21st pinch hit of the season, Dave Philley breaks an American League record, set by Ed Coleman of the Browns in 1936. The 41-year old, pinch hitting for Dick Williams in the eighth inning, sets the new pinch hitting mark with a double to right field in the Orioles' 8-0 win over the A's at Memorial Stadium.

    1963 - Boog Powell becomes the first Oriole to hit three home runs in the same game. The Baltimore first baseman's offensive output accounts for half of the runs in the Birds' 6-5 victory over Washington at D.C. Stadium.

    1969 - Cesar Tovar of Minnesota broke up the second no-hit bid against the Twins by a Baltimore pitcher. Tovar singled with none out in the ninth off Mike Cuellar. Earlier in the year, Tovar singled with one out in the ninth to spoil Dave McNally's bid.

    1971 - Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins hit his 500th home run in the first inning off Baltimore's Mike Cuellar to become the 10th player to hit 500 or more in a career. Killebrew also hit No. 501 off Cuellar, but the Orioles won, 4-3.

    1971 - Sixteen baseball researchers at Cooperstown form the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

    1971 - At San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, Juan Marichal records his 50th career shutout as the Giants blank the Expos, 1-0. The Dominican hurler’s ninth inning double helps to build the winning run.

    1974 - Jorge Lebron, the youngest professional player ever, makes his debut for the Phillies farm club Auburn. The fourteen-year old shortstop plays three games before returning to Puerto Rico to finish junior high school.

    1980 - Steve McCatty goes the the distance in the A's extra-inning loss to Seattle. Joining Matt Keough, Mike Norris, and Rick Langford, the Oakland right-hander becomes the fourth hurler on the team this season to throw a 14-inning complete game fueling the criticism that manager Billy Martin overworks his pitching staff.

    1981 - After tying the mark in June in the last game played before the two-month baseball strike, Pete Rose finally becomes the all-time National League hit leader when he singles to the opposite field off Cardinal hurler Mark Littell for his 3,631st hit. The Phillies first baseman is congratulated on the field by Stan Musial, who previously held the mark, in front of 60,561 enthusiastic fans at Veterans Stadium.

    1986 - During Billy Martin Day at Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers retire uniform #1 and dedicate a plaque in Monument Park which reads, 'There has never been a greater competitor than Billy'. The team's former scrappy second baseman and four-time manager tells the sold-out crowd, "I may not have been the greatest Yankee to put on the uniform, but I am the proudest."


    1987 - Phillies pitcher Kevin Gross becomes the second pitcher in eight days to be ejected for scuffing the baseball when umpires discover sandpaper in his glove during the fifth inning of a 4-2 win over the Cubs. Like Joe Niekro, Gross will be suspended for 10 games.

    1989 - After fifteen months of recovery from cancer surgery to his arm, Dave Dravecky pitches one-hit baseball for seven innings blanking the Reds to get the victory. The Giant bullpen holds on for a 4-3 win at Candlestick Park.

    1994 - The Expos win for the 20th time in their last 22 games when they blank Pittsburgh at Three Rivers Stadium, 4-0. The victory puts the team 35 games over .500, a franchise record, but sadly it will be the last game Montreal will win due to the impending players' strike that will eventually end season.

    1995 - The first forfeit in the majors in sixteen years occurs when the fans for the third time during the night throw promotional souvenir baseballs onto the Dodger Stadium field. At the time of the decision to halt the game, Los Angeles is trailing the Cardinals, 2-1 with one out in the bottom of the ninth.


    1998 - Joining Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, Albert Belle becomes only the fourth player to drive in 100 runs and hit 30 homers for seven consecutive seasons. The White Sox left fielder, who played in all 163 games for the White Sox this season, will continue the streak next year with the Orioles.


    1998 - At Qualcomm Stadium, Harry Wendelstedt and his son, Hunter, become the first father-son combination to umpire a major league baseball game together. Dad is behind the plate calling balls and strikes, and his son, who will remain on the same crew for the remainder of the season, makes the calls at third base when the last-place Marlins beat the first place Padres, 3-2.

    2000 - Winning for the first time in 16 starts, David Cone ends the worst slump of his career as the Yankees beat the A's, 12-6. Newly acquired Jose Canseco hits a three-run homer into the upper deck to help Cone stop the skid.

    2001 - In Kotna, Poland, Khovrio of Moscow becomes the first Russian team to qualify for the Little League World Series. The team, which is also the first to be made of all native Europeans, defeats the Tbilisi YMCA of Georgia, 12-2.

    2002 - Sammy Sosa hits three home runs in consecutive at bats in the third, fourth and fifth innings tying a Cubs' record with nine RBIs established by Heinie Zimmerman in 1911. With his sixth career three-homer game performance, the Chicago right fielder also ties the major league record set by Johnny Mize and becomes only the fifth player in big league history to homer in three straight innings.

    2002 - Barry Bonds breaks another Giant slugger's major league record when he receives his 46th intentional walk of the season, surpassing the mark established in 1969 by Willie McCovey. The third of the three free passes issued by the Pirates to the San Francisco left fielder proves to be costly when Benito Santiago follows with a grand slam to put the home team ahead, 8-3.

    2003 - Rafael Furcal becomes the 12th player to turn an unassisted triple play in big league history. With runners on Cardinals on first (Orlando Palmeiro) and second (Mike Matheny) in the fifth inning, the Braves shortstop makes a leaping catch of pitcher Woody Williams' liner and steps on second base to double up Matheny before tagging out Palmeiro who is attempting to get back to first base.


    2004 - Taking a cab to Shea Stadium from nearby LaGuardia Airport , Mets starting pitcher Tom Glavine is injured as the taxi collides with an SUV. The 38-year old two-time Cy Young Award winner loses his front two teeth and needs over 40 stitches to close facial lacerations.

    2004 - After signing the American League Rookie of the Year to a five-year, possible $16 million deal on May 6, the Royals send Angel Berroa to the Wichita Wranglers, their Double-A affiliate in the Texas League. The struggling shortstop is hitting only .249 with five homers and 30 ribbies compared to last season’s award-winning performance when the 26-year old Dominican batted .287 with 17 homers and 73 RBIs in his first full season in the major leagues.

    2004 - At Great American Ball Park, Adam Dunn crushes a ball to dead center field that clears the wall by over 100 feet before bouncing into the Ohio River. The Reds first baseman's Ruthian blast off LA's Jose Lima, believed to have traveled 535 feet, is the longest home run ever hit in the Cincinnati ball yard.


    2005 - Jackie Robinson’s former Negro League roommate 103-year old Ted Radcliffe, probably the oldest professional baseball player, dies after a long battle with cancer. The 1943 Negro American League Most Valuable player was dubbed ‘Double Duty’ by Damon Runyon after catching a shutout in the opener of a 1931 Negro League World Series Yankee Stadium doubleheader and then hurling one of his own in the night cap.

    2005 - After being released from the hospital, an 18-year old fan appears in court to face criminal charges of trespassing, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief stemming from his 40-foot plunge last night from the upper deck of Yankee Stadium into the netting behind home plate. Team owner George Steinbrenner called the incident ``... the only exciting thing that happened today,'' after his struggling club loses to the first-place White Sox. 2-1.


    2005 - Radio talk-show host Larry Krueger, who caused an uproar in the team’s clubhouse, is fired by KNBR, the flagship station of the Giants for making inappropriate racial remarks. During a postgame rant the controversial the on-air personality said the team had too many ``brain-dead Caribbean hitters” and tells his listeners that manager Felipe Alou's mind "has turned to Cream of Wheat".

    2005 - For the second consecutive season, Mike Lowell employs the hidden ball trick on an unsuspecting base runner. Representing the tying run in the eighth inning, Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Terrero is the Marlins third baseman's latest victim.

    2006 - In the finale of the three-game sweep by the Royals, Red Sox ace Curt Schilling surrenders 10 extra-base hits tying an American League record. The nine doubles and homer equals the dubious mark set by Dale Gear (1901 Senators) and Luis Tiant (1969 Indians).

    2006 - The New York Mets signed Maikel Cleto as a non-drafted free agent.

    2007 - The Indians pay tribute to Larry Doby on his day at Jacobs Field by collectively wearing his number 14 on their uniforms. In 1947, the future Hall of Fame outfielder became the first black to play in the American League making his debut in Detroit with Cleveland as a pinch-hitter.

    2008 - With their 11-3 rout over the Mariners at Safeco Field, the first-place Rays improve their record to 71-46. The 71st victory establishes a record for wins in the 11-year history of the franchise.

    2009 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Alex Rios from Toronto Blue Jays on waivers.


    2010 - In an ugly first-inning brawl at Great American Ball Park, Cardinals' backstop Jason LaRue suffers a mild concussion and bruised ribs with his battery-mate Chris Carpenter also receiving bruises on his back during the seven-minute scrum. Reds' starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, who will be suspended for seven games for kicking the Redbirds' catcher and pitcher, draws the wrath of his opponents for lashing out with his spikes during the altercation.


    2014 - After rallying from a 5-0 deficit, the Blue Jays win the longest game in franchise history when Jose Bautista’s single in the bottom of the 19th inning drives in Munenori Kawasaki, giving Toronto a 6-5 walk-off victory over Detroit. Jose Reyes’s ninth-inning single with two outs off Joba Chamberlain sent the Rogers Centre contest into overtime.



    Baseball Birthdays on August 10...


    1847 - Hastings, Scott
    1848 - Ressler, Larry
    1850 - Clinton, Jim
    1859 - Corcoran, Larry
    1859 - Farrar, Sid
    1863 - Henry, George
    1866 - Beatin, Ed
    1872 - Heileman, Chink
    1877 - Eagan, Truck
    1888 - Hartman, Charlie
    1890 - Kilhullen, Pat
    1892 - Jacobs, Elmer
    1895 - Schepner, Joe
    1897 - Welch, Frank
    1905 - Wineapple, Ed
    1905 - Oglesby, Jim
    1908 - Hale, Odell
    1908 - Trotter, Bill
    1911 - Wright, Taffy
    1916 - Mertz, Jim
    1916 - Lewis, Buddy
    1922 - Hartung, Clint
    1923 - Porterfield, Bob
    1923 - Gebrian, Pete
    1923 - Gearhart, Gary
    1927 - Chakales, Bob
    1933 - Colavito, Rocky

    1939 - Lewis, Johnny
    1939 - Shoemaker, Charlie
    1949 - McMath, Jimmy
    1949 - Brown, Tom
    1953 - Brookens, Tom
    1962 - Schooler, Mike
    1963 - Clark, Jerald
    1964 - Stankiewicz, Andy
    1964 - Wilkinson, Bill
    1965 - Osuna, Al
    1966 - Williams, Gerald
    1967 - Carr, Chuck
    1971 - Fasano, Sal
    1977 - Barcelo, Lorenzo
    1977 - Ramirez, Julio

    1978 - Campillo, Jorge
    1979 - Johnson, Dan

    1979 - Lyon, Brandon
    1981 - Cortez, Fernando
    1982 - Anderson, Josh
    1982 - Frazer, Jeff
    1984 - Marquez, Jeff

    1987 - Den Decker, Matt
    1987 - Ramos, Wilson
    1988 - Solis, Sammy
    1990 - Gose, Anthony
    1992 - Bradley, Archie
    1993 - Banda, Anthony



    Baseball Deaths on August 10...


    1899 - Buker, Harry
    1912 - Sales, Ed
    1933 - Mangus, George
    1950 - Kavanagh, Leo
    1951 - Kellum, Win
    1962 - Murphy, Dummy
    1963 - Kinsler, Bill
    1966 - Dressen, Chuck
    1968 - Boardman, Charlie
    1989 - Hughes, Tom
    1990 - Lavagetto, Cookie
    1993 - Ferrazzi, Bill
    2001 - Boudreau, Lou
    2001 - Monzant, Ramon
    2014 - Command, Jim
    2014 - Wiesler, Bob
    2017 - Gross, Don



           


   





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« Reply #4351 on: August 10, 2017, 12:03:20 am »
Today In White Sox History - August 10th




 

August 10, 1998 - Joining Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, Albert Belle becomes only the fourth player to drive in 100 runs and hit 30 homers for seven consecutive seasons. The White Sox left fielder, who played in all 163 games for the White Sox this season, will continue the streak next year with the Orioles.



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    On August 11 in Baseball History...


    1907 - Cardinal Ed Karger pitches a seven-inning perfect game in game two of a doubleheader beating the Boston Braves, 4-0. The contest was shortened by a prior agreement between the clubs.

    1912 - Shoeless Joe Jackson completes the stolen base cycle when he swipes home in the seventh inning of the Indians' 8-3 victory over New York at Cleveland's League Park. The 25 year-old outfielder had made his way around the bases by stealing second and third base before his thievery of the plate to complete the deed.

    1926 - Tris Speaker of Cleveland hit his 700th career double but the Indians lost to the Chicago White Sox, 7-2. The double came in the third inning off Jim Joe Edwards. The Indian outfielder will establish a major league record with 792 two-baggers.


    1928 - Carl Hubbell's first major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of the Phillies. He'll be 10-6 down the stretch and will pitch 16 years with the Giants.

    1929 - At League Park in Cleveland, Babe Ruth hits Willis Hudlin’s first delivery in the second inning over the right field fence to record his 500th career home run. The Bambino has more than twice the number of round-trippers than Phillies' Cy Williams who is #2 on the all-time list with 237.

    1942 - A quirk in the major league rules results in the suspension in the first game of a doubleheader at Cleveland Stadium being suspended due to darkness, but allowing the Tigers to beat the Indians in the nightcap, 3-2. The scoreless opener was stopped in the 14th inning because games because the ML edict states games started in daylight could not be completed under artificial lights, but the rule did not apply to the second game of the twin bill because it would be started after the sun went down.

    1946 - Sweeping a doubleheader, the Phillies end the Dodgers' 18-game winning streak in Philadelphia, a major league record. The Dodgers hadn't lost in the City of Brotherly Love since May 5,1945.

    1950 - Hitting just .279, Yankee great Joe DiMaggio is benched for the first time in his career. He is currently languishing in a 4-for-38 slump.

    1951 - Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Giants, 4-0, dropping the Giants 13 1/2 games behind the first-place Brooklyn Dodgers.

    1951 - WCBS-TV televises the first baseball game broadcast in color, a Braves' 8-1 victory over the hometown Dodgers in the first game of a twin bill at Ebbets Field. Brooklyn's announcers Red Barber and Connie Desmond provide the play-by-play commentary.

    1959 - Gil Carter, a pitcher for the Carlsbad, New Mexico entry in the Sophomore Baseball League, reportedly hits a ball that travels 730 feet from home plate. The left field blast may be the longest home run ever hit.

    1961 - In front of packed County Stadium in Milwaukee, Braves lefty Warren Spahn scatters six hits to beat the Cubs, 2-1, for his 300th victory. The 40-year old southpaw, who will finish his career with 363 wins, the most of any left-hander in the history of the game, is the thirteenth major league hurler to each the milestone.

    1962 - The Dodgers protest the wetting down of the field at Candlestick, a tactic they claim is to stop Maury Wills. The Giants win 5-4, but the watering ploy earns Giants manager Alvin Dark the sobriquet The Swamp Fox.

    1967 - En route to a 5-3 complete game victory at Cleveland Stadium, Al Downing strikes out the side in the second frame on nine consecutive pitches. The victims of the Yankee southpaw's immaculate inning include clean-up batter Tony Horton, Don Demeter, and Duke Sims.

    1968 - As a pinch hitter, Gates Brown has two walk-off hits in Detroit’s twin bill sweep of the Red Sox at Tiger Stadium. His pinch home run off Lee Stange in the 14th inning ends the opener, 5-4, and the nightcap is decided when he comes off the bench in the ninth and singles to right off Sparky Lyle scoring Mickey Stanley giving the team from the Motor City a 6-5 victory.

    1968 - Satchel Paige, 62 years or so old, and needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by the Braves. He will not pitch a regular-season game for Atlanta and will become a coach on September 30.

    1969 - Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder. Drysdale is the last Los Angeles player left from the Brooklyn Dodgers. Bob Aspromonte, who will retire in 1971, is the last active former Brooklyn Dodger.

    1970 - Jim Bunning notches his 100th NL victory, a 6-5 Phillies win over the Astros. Bunning is the first pitcher since Cy Young to win 100 games in each league.

    1970 - With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Carl Taylor's walk-off grand slam caps a five-run rally giving the Cardinals a dramatic comeback victory over San Diego, 11-10. The pinch-hitter delivers his 'sayonora slam' on the first pitch he sees from Ron Herbel.

    1973 - During the Old Timers' Game played at Yankee Stadium, Mickey Mantle homers off his old teammate and best buddy, Whitey Ford. After lunching a shot that lands foul in the upper deck, the slugger sends the southpaw's next pitch over the fence much to the delight of the large crowd gathered for the festivities.

    1979 - Joining Ted Williams (four seasons) and Jimmie Foxx (five seasons), Red Sox slugger Jim Rice becomes the third player in franchise history to hit 30 home runs in three consecutive seasons. The Red Sox outfielder’s first inning homer isn’t enough when Milwaukee beats Boston at Fenway Park, 9-6.

    1980 - In the third inning of a 3-1 Yankee victory over the White Sox, Reggie Jackson connects off of Britt Burns for his 400th career home run. Mr. October will finish his 21-year career with 563 dingers, placing him sixth on the all-time list when he retired in 1987.


    1981 - Ray Searage pitches two-plus innings of hitless relief to be credited with the win in New York's 4-2 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. With his eighth inning single, the right-hander gains the distinction of being the only Met player to have compiled a 1.000 batting average (1-for-1) and a 1.000 winning percentage (1-0) while playing with the team.

    1982 - Terry Felton (0-11) is the losing pitcher in Minnesota's 6-3 loss to the Angels, dropping his career record to 0-14, the worst individual start in major league history. Felton will never win a major league game, finishing his career with an 0-16 record.

    1986 - Cincinnati player-manager Pete Rose singled four times and doubled to set a National League record with the 10th five-hit game of his career. The 45-year-old Rose drove in three runs in a 13-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants, to move one ahead of Max Carey for the record.

    1987 - Oakland A’s first baseman Mark McGwire breaks Al Rosen's [1950] American League rookie record by hitting his 38th homer. The unanimous choice for Rookie of the Year will finish the season with 49 homers far surpassing the major league record of 38, once jointly held by Frank Robinson [1956] and Wally Berger [1930].

    1991 - Wilson Alvarez hurls a no-hitter in his second big league start as the White Sox stop Baltimore 7-0.

    1994 - Randy Johnson’s pitch to strike out A's Ernie Young will become the last ball thrown in the major leagues for seven and half months. The longest work stoppage in baseball history will cancel the remaining games on the schedule, including the postseason, and will impact the start of 1995 campaign.

    1995 - The Texas Rangers traded Wilson Heredia to the Florida Marlins as part of trade in which the Florida Marlins traded Bobby Witt to the Texas Rangers in exchange for 2 players to be named later (August 8, 1995); the Florida Marlins received Scott Podsednik (October 8, 1995).

    1997 - The New York Mets traded Mark Clark to the Chicago Cubs as part of trade in which the New York Mets traded Lance Johnson and 2 players to be named later to the Chicago Cubs inexchange for Brian McRae, Mel Rojas and Turk Wendell (August 8, 1997); the Chicago Cubsreceived Manny Alexander (August 14, 1997).

    1998 - Mark McGwire homers off Bobby Jones in an 8-3 Mets win. The home run tops Hack Wilson's 1930 National League record of 46 home runs hit before September 1. In McGwire's 162 games with the Cardinals since a trade with Oakland on July 31, 1997, McGwire has a .275 batting average with 71 home runs and 146 runs batted in with 165 walks.

    1998 - The Devil Rays surpassed the two-million mark in home attendance in their inaugural season joining the Rockies, Marlins and Arizona as the only expansion teams to reach this mark.

    1998 - At Fenway Park, a moment of silence is observed in memory of Detective John Gibson, one of the police officers killed at the U.S. Capitol last month. The Waltham, Massachusetts resident was a lifelong Red Sox fan.

    2001 - Using the fewest number of games anyone has ever needed to hit 50 homers in a season, Giant outfielder Barry Bonds reaches the milestone in 117 contests. In 1999, Sammy Sosa reached the mark in 121 contests.

    2001 - En route to his 11th victory when the Giants beat the Cubs at Wrigley Field, 9-4, Livan Hernandez goes 4-for-4 including a home run. The Cuban right-hander has collected eight consecutive hits enjoying a 3-for-3 performance against the Phillies on August 5 and going 2-for-3 against the Pirates on the last day in July.

    2001 - For the first time in his 16-year career, Barry Bonds hits his 50th homer of the season. The 36-year old Giants outfielder will go yard 23 more times to establish a new big league single-season record with 73 home runs.

    2001 - For the third and final time, Jason and Jeremy Giambi homer in the same game when both brothers go deep off Sterling Hitchc0ck in Oakland's 8-6 victory over New York at Network Associates Coliseum. The A's teammates first accomplished the feat last season and again in June.

    2002 - Keeping with the tradition of commemorating former players who are in the Hall of Fame, the Cardinals unveiled the 11th statue outside Busch stadium - an air-borne Ozzie Smith. The bronze likeness, created by sculptor Harry Weber, captures the former shortstop stretched horizontally to the ground, trying to field a grounder in the hole.


    2002 - Sammy Sosa's grand slam and run-scoring double against the Rockies give the Cubs' slugger 14 RBIs over two games establishing a new National League record. The previous mark was 13 shared by Nate Colbert (Padres-1972) and Mark Whiten (Cardinals -1993).

    2003 - By fanning Jeff Kent in the seventh inning at Wrigley Field, Kerry Wood became the fastest major leaguer to record his 1,000th career strikeout needing only 134 games to reach the milestone. It took 143 games for Roger Clemens to accomplish the feat.

    2003 - Pawtucket's Red Sox right-hander Bronson Arroyo throws the second perfect game in three years for the team and fourth in the 120-year history of the International League when he beats Buffalo at McCoy Stadium, 7-0. In 2001, Tomo Ohka, who will be a member the Expos two seasons later, also set down 27 consecutive batters for the PawSox in a 2-0 victory over the Charlotte Knights in the same Rhode Island ballpark.

    2003 - The Chicago White Sox released Rick White.


    2004 - During the memorial service at St. Patrick's Cathedral in front of pews packed with Mets fans, team owner Fred Wilpon and former broadcast partner Gary Thorne deliver eulogies remembering the late Hall of Famer Bob Murphy. At age of 79, ‘Murph’ who supplied 42 years of Happy Recaps for the Mets and spent a half of a century broadcasting big league games, lost his battle with lung cancer.

    2005 - Mets outfielders Carlos Beltran and Mike Cameron running at full speed in an attempt to catch Padres David Ross’ seventh-inning short fly to short right-center dive head-first into each other in one of the horrific collisions in baseball history. Right fielder Cameron, who suffers a broken nose and multiple fractures of both cheekbones, will undergo facial surgery in San Diego and his teammate, center fielder Carlos Beltran, fares a bit better suffering a concussion and a small fracture in his cheekbone.

    2008 - A very pleasantly surprised Adam Dunn is traded by the Reds to the Diamondbacks for minor league right-hander Dallas Buck and two players to be named. In the midst of a losing season, Cincinnati continues unloading its marquee players with Dunn, the major league leader in home runs (tie), and future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr. being exchanged for prospects as the team begins a rebuilding phase.

    2010 - In an 8-2 victory over Milwaukee at Miller Park, the Diamondbacks become the only seventh team to hit four consecutive home runs in an inning. In the top of the fourth inning, Adam LaRoche, Miguel Montero, Mark Reynolds, and Stephen Drew all connect off Dave Bush, making the right-hander only the third hurler in major league history to yield four straight round-trippers.

    2013 - Texas Rangers traded Leury Garcia to Chicago White Sox completing trade in which Chicago White Sox traded Alex Rios to Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later (August 9, 2013).


    2014 - The Royals, who haven’t made the playoffs since winning the World Series in 1985, beat Oakland, 3-2, to take a half-game lead in the AL Central. Much to the delight of 20,000 fans at Kauffman Stadium, Sung Woo, the South Korean first-time visitor and the team’s recent good luck charm, who is well known to Royals fans for his long-time enthusiastic support the for the Kansas City club thanks to his active participation on Twitter under the handle @Koreanfan_Kansas City, hangs the "W" on the outer wall of the Royals Hall of Fame.

    2015 - The Blue Jays, Rays, Marlins, Mets, Indians, Cubs, Royals, White Sox, Twins, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Mariners, Padres, Dodgers, and Giants all win, making it the first time in the live ball era that every contest is won by the home team in a full slate of games. The unique occurrence became a reality when the two last games to finish end in extra innings, with the host clubs enjoying a walk-off victory.

    2016 - The San Diego Padres released Matt Thornton.




    Baseball Birthdays on August 11...


    1853 - Kennedy, Doc
    1874 - Walker, Ed
    1876 - Murphy, Danny
    1878 - McNeal, Harry
    1881 - Tonkin, Doc
    1887 - Knisely, Pete
    1887 - Swan, Ducky
    1891 - Barbare, Walter
    1891 - Adams, Karl
    1893 - Causey, Red
    1899 - Brazill, Frank
    1907 - Rhodes, Gordon
    1907 - Galvin, Jim
    1907 - Newsom, Bobo
    1907 - Jensen, Woody
    1913 - Scheffing, Bob
    1917 - Hoerst, Lefty
    1919 - Olmo, Luis
    1922 - Cooper, Cal
    1922 - Wilkins, Bobby
    1928 - Stephenson, Bob
    1932 - Korcheck, Steve
    1936 - Monbouquette, Bill
    1938 - Pinson, Vada
    1942 - Campisi, Sal
    1943 - Reams, Leroy
    1946 - Leon, Eddie

    1946 - Hedlund, Mike
    1949 - Melendez, Luis
    1953 - Lewallyn, Dennis
    1953 - Hudson, Rex
    1954 - Holle, Gary
    1955 - Smith, Bryn
    1958 - Taylor, Dorn
    1960 - Pedrique, Al
    1963 - Huff, Mike

    1963 - Snider, Van
    1964 - Martinez, Carlos

    1965 - Canale, George
    1965 - Mitchell, John
    1972 - Lorraine, Andrew

    1976 - Crosby, Bubba
    1979 - Padilla, Jorge
    1980 - Birkins, Kurt
    1984 - Cabrera, Melky

    1986 - Rasmus, Colby
    1986 - Sandoval, Pablo
    1987 - Storen, Drew
    1988 - Lambo, Andrew
    1990 - Guaipe, Mayckol
    1991 - Tovar, Wilfredo



    Baseball Deaths on August 11...


    1885 - Cramer, Dick
    1919 - Todd, Frank
    1922 - King, Sam
    1929 - Long, Red
    1934 - Ward, Joe
    1935 - Zalusky, Jack
    1938 - Hill, Red
    1943 - Woodc0ck, Fred
    1947 - Davis, Harry
    1950 - Smykal, Frank
    1955 - Ellison, Babe
    1955 - Byrne, Jerry

    1960 - McChesney, Harry
    1962 - Volz, Jake
    1969 - Marriott, William
    1970 - Gillespie, Paul
    1971 - Pence, Rusty

    1975 - Cook, Rollin
    1981 - Huntzinger, Walt
    1986 - Gorman, Tom
    1987 - McGillen, John
    1993 - Wilson, Bill
    1995 - Smith, Al
    2010 - King, Nellie
    2011 - Trimble, Joe
    2011 - Wall, Bob


   


     


     


   


               




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Today In White Sox History - August 11th


 

August 11, 1991 - In only his second major league start (first as a White Sox), lefty Wilson Alvarez pitches a no-hitter at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. Alvarez walked five while striking out seven in the 7-0 win.

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    On August 12 in Baseball History...


    1887 - At the Metropolitans' grounds on Staten Island, Athletic batter Gus Weyhing hits an apparent triple that right fielder Eddie Hogan kicks onto the stage of the play The Fall of Babylon. Since the ground rules at the park call for a double on hits into the theatrical set, the American Association umpire orders Weyhing back to second. After a futile argument, the Athletics leave and forfeit the game.

    1921 - In the nightcap of a twin bill, Phillies' right-hander George Smith gives up 12 hits, but manages to pitch a shutout, blanking the Braves in Boston, 4-0. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Philadelphia hurler wasn't as fortunate when he was knocked out the second inning after giving up three runs on four hits.

    1934 - Making a farewell appearance in Boston, Babe Ruth draws a record 46,766 fans, with an estimated 20,000 turned away, at Fenway Park, the place where he began his career as a pitcher twenty years earlier. Ruth leaves the field to standing cheers in the eighth inning of the second game of the doubleheader.

    1936 - The largest crowd ever to watch a baseball game, between 90,000 and 125,000, sees a demonstration game at the Berlin Olympics. The world amateurs beat the U.S. amateurs 6-5.

    1948 - In the nightcap of doubleheader, the Indians set a major league record when 14 different players get a hit in the 26-3 rout the Browns. The Tribe finishes with a total of 29 hits, including nine extra-base hits, in the Sportsman's Park contest.

    1954 - Eddie Yost of the Senators draws his 100th walk for the fifth year in a row.

    1963 - Stan Musial announces he will retire at the end of the year.

    1964 - Mickey Mantle goes deep from each side of the plate in the same game helping rookie pitcher Mel Stottlemyre win his big league debut as New York beats Chicago 7-3 at Yankee Stadium. The 'Mick' has homered batting both left-handed and right-handed in the same game ten times, a major league record. It's also the last time Mantle hits homers from both sides of the plate in the same game.


    1965 - At Candlestick Park, right fielder Jesus Alou homers in the sixth inning. Two innings later, another Giants' outfielder playing right field, also named Alou, goes deep when Jesus’ older brother, Matty, hits the decisive dinger in the Giants' 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh in the first game of a twin bill.

    1966 - Art Shamsky of the Cincinnati Reds hit three home runs in a 14-11, 13-inning loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at Crosley Field. Two of the homers came in the 10th and 11th innings. The game featured 11 homers by both clubs. Shamsky entered the game in the eighth inning for defensive purposes. In the bottom of the eighth, Shamsky hit a two-run homer to put the Reds ahead 8-7. Shamsky hit a solo shot to tie the game 9-9 in the 10th. He came back the in 11th inning with a two-run homer to tie the game again, 11-11. The Pirates scored three runs in the 13th to win.

    1969 - Ed Kranepool becomes Mets all-time home run leader for the young franchise when he goes deep off Don Wilson in the fourth inning of the team's 8-7 loss to Houston at the Astrodome. The 24 year-old first baseman passes Jim Hickman, who had 60 round-trippers for the Amazins from 1962-66.

    1970 - Curt Flood loses his $4.1 million antitrust suit against baseball, as Federal Judge Irving Ben Cooper upholds the legality of the sport's reserve clause. Cooper does recommend changes in the reserve system, to be achieved through negotiation between players and owners. In fewer than six years, this recommendation would become a reality.

    1974 - En route to a 4-2 victory over Boston, Angels' right-hander Nolan Ryan strikes out a major league record 19 batters. It will be the second of three 19-K performances for the fireballer this season.

    1976 - The Directors of the new American League franchise in Toronto announce the team will known as the Blue Jays. The selection is made from a list of ten names presented by a 14-member jury that garnered their nominations from the 4,000 suggestions and 30,000 entries submitted in a "Name the Team" contest held by the club.

    1977 - For the second straight day, Oakland's Manny Sanguillen foils a no-hit bid. Today's single is off the Orioles' Jim Palmer, who settles for a two-hit 6-0 victory. Yesterday's hit was off Mike Torrez, who finished with a 3-0 two-hitter for the Yankees

    1980 - At Tiger Stadium, 48,361 fans witness the return of an injury-plagued Mark Fidrych. In what will become his last real attempt at a comeback, the 'Bird' loses to Red Sox, 5-2.

    1984 - When the first pitch of the game, thrown by Braves’ hurler Pascual Perez, hits Padres’ leadoff hitter Alan Wiggins, the stage is set for a literal ‘slugfest’. The benches empty for the first fight of the game in the second inning when Ed Whitson throws behind the Atlanta starter’s head, and the altercation will be followed by more brawls in the fifth, eighth and ninth innings with San Diego continuing to use Perez for target practice every time the pitcher steps to the plate.

    1984 - Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, and Luis Aparicio are inducted into the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York.


    1986 - Don Baylor of the Boston Red Sox set an American League record when he was hit by a pitch for the 25th time for the season, breaking the record he had shared with Bill Freehan (1968) and Kid Elberfeld (1911). Kansas City's Bud Black was the pitcher as the Royals completed a doubleheader sweep with a 6-5 victory.

    1987 - At Veterans Stadium, Juan Samuel hits a lead-off triple to right field off Rick Sutcliffe in the Phillies' 13-7 victory over Chicago. The Philadelphia second baseman's three-bagger makes him the first player to reach double digits in doubles, triples, home runs, and stolen bases during his first four seasons in the major leagues.

    1987 - The Braves send veteran pitcher Doyle Alexander to the Tigers in exchange for minor leaguer John Smoltz. Alexander will help lead the Tigers to the American League East title by posting a perfect 9-0 record.

    1988 - The Red Sox beat the Tigers 9-4 for their 23rd consecutive win at Fenway Park establishing a new major league record [the streak will end after one more home victory]. The 1931 Philadelphia Athletics had previously set the league mark with 22 straight home victories.

    1990 - The White Sox-Rangers game is finally postponed after a seven and one-half hour rain delay.


    1994 - Baseball suffers it eighth, and worse, work stoppage in 22 years. The 232-day player strike will lead to the cancellation of the World Series and the delayed opening of next season.

    1997 - In tribute to Rex Barney, who died of cancer today, the Orioles play their game against Oakland at Camden Yards without a public address announcer. The team's beloved PA announcer, who became well-known for such phrases as "Give that fan a contract!" after a patron caught a foul ball on the fly and for saying "Thank youuuuu" to the fans at the end game, had entertained Baltimore patrons for 24 years.

    2000 - Tim Raines is inducted into the Expos' Hall of Fame. The 21-year veteran outfielder, who is fifth on the all-time career steals list with 807, broke in with Montreal in 1979 and made the National League All-Star team from 1981-1987.

    2000 - At Shea Stadium, the Giants get two unusual runs in the fourth inning as the Mets outfielder Benny Agbayani catches what he thinks is the third out and gives the ball to a kid in the stands. The mental lapse of not knowing there was only one out in the frame allows both runners on base to score, but the Mets will prevail beating San Francisco, 3-2.


    2001 - When Braves' manager Bobby Cox orders an intentional walk to Steve Finley, Greg Maddux's National League record of consecutive innings without giving up a base on balls ends at 72 1-3. The major league record is 84 1-3 innings set in 1962 by A's hurler Bill Fischer.

    2007 - Retiring 41 consecutive batters, Bobby Jenks breaks David Wells’s American League record (38) and ties the major league mark established by Jim Barr of the Giants, who retired 41 straight batters in 1972. The White Sox closer reached the record book by pitching a perfect ninth inning against the Mariners.


    2007 - The Astros honor Craig Biggio with a pre-game ceremony for reaching 3,000 hits and his 20-year tenure with the team. The scrappy second baseman, who announced last month he will retire at the end of the season, adds to the special day by homering in the fifth inning of Houston’s 6-4 victory over the Brewers.

    2008 - On the day he would have celebrated his 69th birthday, Skip Caray's public tribute is attended by over a thousand fans at Turner Field. Known for his witty and sometimes sarcastic style, the Braves' longtime nationally acclaimed broadcaster, who started broadcasting games for Atlanta in 1976, died on August 3.

    2008 - After the Red Sox tally ten times in the first inning powered with a pair of three-run homers by David Ortiz, the Rangers rally back and take a 15-14 lead with eight runs in the fifth and five in the sixth. Kevin Youkilis's eighth-inning three-run homer over Fenway Park’s Green Monster gives Boston an eventual 19-17 victory, with the slugfest's 36 runs tying an American League record.

    2008 - The Detroit Tigers signed Freddy Garcia as a free agent.

    2010 - Milwaukee's Casey McGehee's last hit, a seventh-inning single, during his 4-for-4 performance in the team's 8-4 victory over Arizona at Miller Park establishes a franchise record. The Brewer infielder's ninth consecutive hit breaks the club mark set by teammate Ryan Braun in 2008, but is three shy of the major league record of 12 accomplished by Pinky Higgins (1938) and Walt Dropo (1952).

    2010 - Major League Baseball suspends Cincinnati pitcher Johnny Cueto, who kicked at players with his spikes when he was pushed against the backstop during a recent brawl with the Cardinals, for seven games for his "violent and aggressive actions". Managers Tony La Russa and Dusty Baker are suspended two games with fines being handed out to Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and pitcher Russ Springer and Redbird backstop Yadier Molina and right-hander Chris Carpenter.

    2011 - It's V-Day for Detroit when the Tigers' 4-3 victory in Cleveland snaps a 13-game losing streak at Progressive Field. The team avoids being swept by the Tribe thanks to starter's Justin Verlander 100th career win and Jose Valverde's 33rd consecutive save, breaking a team record established in 1984 by Guillermo Hernandez.

    2013 -  Charlie Manuel, the winningest pilot in 130 years of Phillies baseball, became the 58th manager in baseball history to win 1,000 games. During his 12-year managerial career, the 69 year-old skipper, who will be replaced by Ryne Sandberg in six days, has compiled 780 wins with Philadelphia and had another 220 with the Indians to reach plateau.

    2014 - Tim Pinkard, attending his first game at Minute Maid Park, catches two home runs balls, both off the bat of the Astros' DH Chris Carter. In the third inning of Houston’s 10-4 victory over Minnesota, the Springfield (VA) resident gets his first souvenir of the night when the ball rebounds off a sign in left field, and then in the fifth frame, against astronomical odds, catches the second round-tripper stroked by the same batter, which a laser shot hit directly to his seat.

    2014 - The Giants honored longtime fan and friend Robin Williams, a cultural icon who died suddenly yesterday at the age of 63. The team pays tribute to the legend of screen and stage by having a moment of silence prior to the game against the White Sox and playing a clip from the movie Mrs. Doubtfire on the AT&T Park scoreboard.



    Baseball Birthdays on August 12...


    1866 - Dowse, Tom
    1867 - Lally, Dan
    1868 - Bell, Charlie
    1869 - Harrington, Jerry
    1870 - Scott, Ed
    1871 - Dunning, Andy
    1879 - Lee, Watty
    1880 - Mathewson, Christy
    1887 - Hall, Marc
    1887 - Lange, Erv
    1889 - Goulait, Ted
    1891 - Lathrop, Bill
    1892 - Schalk, Ray
    1893 - Michaelson, John

    1894 - Carpenter, Paul
    1899 - Black, Bill
    1900 - Harris, Spencer

    1905 - Hurst, Don
    1909 - Graham, Skinny
    1912 - Clift, Harlond
    1918 - Gassaway, Charlie
    1919 - Hutchinson, Fred
    1921 - Wallace, Lefty
    1928 - Buhl, Bob
    1928 - White, Charlie
    1935 - McBride, Ken

    1936 - McAvoy, Tom
    1936 - Burton, Ellis
    1956 - Bonner, Bobby
    1958 - McNealy, Rusty
    1962 - Lugo, Urbano
    1962 - Pavlas, Dave
    1963 - Anderson, Kent
    1965 - Manuel, Barry
    1966 - Hartgraves, Dean
    1966 - Millette, Joe
    1968 - Harris, Reggie
    1968 - Longmire, Tony
    1973 - Stechschulte, Gene
    1974 - Clement, Matt
    1974 - Monahan, Shane
    1975 - Ordaz, Luis
    1976 - Ford, Lew
    1976 - Villegas, Ismael
    1978 - Hernandez, Michel
    1979 - Houlton, D. J.
    1985 - Cozart, Zack
    1985 - Solano, Jhonatan
    1988 - Dunning, Jake
    1988 - Marinez, Jhan

    1988 - Tabata, Jose
    1989 - Lobstein, Kyle
    1990 - Walker, Keenyn

    1991 - Owings, Chris
    1993 - Wood, Hunter
    1994 - Happ, Ian
    1996 - Urias, Julio



    Baseball Deaths on August 12...


    1932 - Boyd, Jake
    1934 - Andrews, Ed
    1939 - Darragh, Jack
    1951 - McSweeney, Paul
    1956 - Miller, Warren
    1959 - O'Neill, Mike
    1959 - Goebel, Ed
    1959 - Burnett, Johnny
    1960 - Murphy, Leo
    1961 - Colliflower, Harry
    1971 - Dee, Shorty
    1975 - Riggs, Lew
    1981 - Lyons, George
    1990 - Thomas, Fay
    1991 - Starr, Bill
    1993 - Trouppe, Quincy
    1997 - Barney, Rex
    2002 - Slaughter, Enos
    2006 - Wooten, Junior
    2008 - Gick, George

    2011 - Johnson, Ernie
    2014 - MacKenzie, Gordon
    2017 - Casanova, Paul



       


                    


 








   







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Today In White Sox History - August 12th






 

August 12, 2007 - Retiring 41 consecutive batters, Bobby Jenks breaks David Wells’s American League record (38) and ties the major league mark established by Jim Barr of the Giants, who retired 41 straight batters in 1972. The White Sox closer reached the record book by pitching a perfect ninth inning against the Mariners.

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    On August 13 in Baseball History...


    1906 - The Cubs' Jack Taylor is knocked out by Brooklyn in the third inning, ending a string of 187 complete games and 15 relief appearances in which he finished each game. The record run began June 20, 1901. In ten years he will fail to finish only eight of 286 starts.

    1908 - Cy Young Day is celebrated by 20,000 at Huntington Avenue Grounds in Boston. He pitches briefly against an All-Star team that includes Jack Chesbro, Hal Chase, Willie Keeler, Harry Davis, and George Mullin. The game is interrupted several times for presentations to the great hurler.

    1910 - In the most evenly matched game ever played, Pittsburgh and Brooklyn each have eight runs, thirteen hits, 38 at bats, five strikeouts, three walks, one hit batter, one passed ball, thirteen assists, 27 putouts, two errors, and use two pitchers.

    1913 - Goober southpaw Harry Hedgpeth pitches two complete nine-inning games when he starts both ends of a Virginia League doubleheader against Richmond. In the opener, the Peterburg pitcher one-hits the Colts, 1-0, and then follows up the gem with a 10-0 no-hitter.

    1922 - New York Yankee Everett Scott nears 1,000 consecutive games played, but it takes an extra effort to keep the streak alive. He spends $40 to hire a car to get to Chicago in time for the game after a train he is on is wrecked.

    1931 - Tony Cuccinello of the Cincinnati Reds had six hits in six at-bats against the Braves in Boston. Cuccinello had a triple, two doubles and three singles to knock in five runs as the Reds won 17-3.

    1932 - After blanking Washington for nine innings in a scoreless tie, Red Ruffing hits a solo home run in the top of the tenth. The right-hander then closes out the Senators in the bottom of the frame to preserve the Yankees' 1-0 victory.

    1945 - Branch Rickey becomes the principal stockholder of the Dodgers. He and associates Walter O'Malley and John Smith acquire the 50 percent interest of the Ebbets estate for a reported price of $750,000.

    1947 - At Sportsman's Park, pinch-hitter Willard Brown of the Browns becomes the first black player to a hit home run in the American League. The historic homer, an inside-the-parker off future Hall of Fame hurler Hal Newhouser, helps the Browns beat the Tigers, 6-5.

    1948 - The Phillies set a major league record by tallying nine runs before making an out when they beat the Giants at Shibe Park, 12-7. Philadelphia sends 14 batters to the plate in the fateful first frame and scores a total ten times to easily erase an early three-run deficit.

    1948 - The promise of Satchel Paige on the mound brings 51,013 to Comiskey Park. Paige pitches his first major league shutout as Cleveland wins 5-0.


    1950 - In the bottom of the twenty-second inning, with both starting pitchers still in the game, Don Richmond lines a single down the right-field line plating Dick Cole to give Rochester a 3-2 victory over Jersey City at Red Wing Stadium. Tom Poholsky, after yielding two unearned runs in the top of the second, goes on to hurl 20 consecutive scoreless innings for the complete-game victory, but is matched zero-for zero, until the last inning, by opposing J. C. Giants pitcher Andy Tomasic, who also goes the distance after giving up single runs in the first and second frames.

    1951 - Any fan who shows up with a musical instrument during the Dodgers' Musical Depreciation Night is admitted free to the Ebbets Field contest against Boston. With an assortment of trumpets, trombones, zithers, tubas, accordions, bugles, flutes, various type of drums, violins, mandolins, assorted horns, a glockenspiel, a washboard, and a piano, 2,426 fans, which is about 10% of the total crowd, take advantage of the team's unusual promotion.


    1954 - White Sox left-hander Jack Harshman hurls a 16-inning shutout beating the Tigers at Comiskey Park, 1-0. Detroit’s starter, Al Aber, also goes the distance giving up the game’s lone run when Minnie Minoso's one-out triple to right field scores Nellie Fox, who had singled leading off in the final frame.


    1962 - Infielder Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (Florida State League) pitches ambidextrously in a relief appearance.

    1963 - At County Stadium, Warren Spahn hurls a complete game beating Los Angeles, 4-3. During the game, the crafty southpaw whiffs five Dodgers to establish the all-time strike out record for left-handers with 2,382.

    1965 - Dean Chance establishes an American League record when he fans to extend his streak to 11 consecutive plate appearances with a strikeout. The Angels' right-hander falls one shy of the major league mark set by Sandy Koufax, who whiffed in 12 consecutive plate appearances in 1955.

    1969 - Coming off the disabled list just four days earlier, Oriole right-hander Jim Palmer throws a no-hitter against Oakland. The 8-0 victory over the A's gives Baltimore a comfortable 14 and a half game lead in the first American League East Division race ever.

    1969 - The major league owners unanimously elect Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to a seven-year term to be baseball's fifth commissioner. Prior to his selection to his new post, the 42 year-old lawyer served as legal counsel for the sport nearly 20 years.

    1969 - After being swept by Houston, the eventual World Champion Mets drop to their farthest point behind in the NL East race, ten games behind the front-running Cubs. The third-place New York team will finish the season at a torrid 39-11 pace, finishing the season eight games in front of Chicago.


    1972 - In an effort to stop a four-game losing streak, Tigers skipper Billy Martin picks his starting lineup out of a hat for the first game of a doubleheader. The idea works as Detroit edges the Indians in the opener, 3–2, but using a regular lineup in the nightcap, the team loses, 9–2.

    1978 - Although the Yankees score five runs in the top of the 7th inning, the Bronx Bombers lose to the Orioles, 3-0 because the score reverted to the last completed inning after the game is rained out. This rule will be changed in 1980, and the game today would have been suspended.

    1979 - St. Louis outfielder Lou Brock reaches the 3000 hits milestone as his line drive caroms off Dennis Lamp's pitching hand in the 3-2 Cardinal victory over the Cubs.


    1982 - At Chavez Ravine, Dodger second baseman Steve Sax steals his 41st base to set a franchise record for rookies when he swipes second base in the LA's 6-1 victory over San Francisco. The eventual National League Rookie of the Year, the fourth consecutive Dodger to win the award, will extend the record to 49.

    1987 - Billy Williams joins Ernie Banks as the second Cubs player to be honored by having his uniform number (26) being retired by the team. Sweet Swingin' Billy from Whistler (AL) played 16 of his 18 major league seasons in the Windy City, hitting .296 and 392 home runs for Chicago.


    1987 - The Cardinals outfield sets a major league record by failing to record a single putout in a 4-2, 13-inning win over the Phillies. The 1905 St. Louis Browns, who played an 11-inning game with no outfield putouts, held the previous mark.

    1995 - At Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, baseball legend Mickey Mantle, 63, succumbs to liver cancer with his estranged wife Merlyn at his side. Ironically, prior to a moving tribute in the Bronx ballpark for the fallen hero, the Yankee Stadium scoreboard displays "At Bat: 7" until the start of the game because the lead off batter for the Indians, Kenny Lofton, wears number 7.

    1998 - Orlando Hernandez breaks a 30-year old Yankee rookie record when he retires Mark McLemore on a called third strike to end the eighth inning of the team's 2-0 victory over Texas in New York. El Duque's 13 strikeouts, a total he will only reach once more in his career, surpasses the freshman mark established by Stan Bahnsen, the 1968 American League Rookie of the Year.

    2000 - Mike Sweeney becomes the fastest Royal player ever to reach 100 RBIs when he goes deep helping Kansas City defeat the Orioles, 10-5.

    2000 - Astros' first baseman Jeff Bagwell goes 4-for-5 and drives in a club-record seven runs as Houston drubs the Phillies,14-7.

    2003 - After missing nearly three months with a groin injury, Mike Piazza makes a dramatic return to the New York lineup when he homers and drives in five runs on Italian Night at Shea Stadium. The backstop's 3-for-5 performance, including a home run in the third inning, RBI single in the fourth and a two-run single in the seventh, contributes to the Mets' 9-2 victory over the Giants.

    2003 - Just as starting pitcher Javier Vazquez is about to throw a full count pitch to Rockies outfielder Jay Payton, a second inning hour-long blackout at the enclosed Olympic Stadium leaves leaves the fans and players in total darkness. Tomorrow the team arrives in New York on their off day just in time to experience a massive blackout which leaves more than 50 million Americans in the dark.

    2004 - At Seattle’s Boeing Field, Edgar Martinez is on hand to greet George W. Bush. The President, who had requested to meet the retiring designated hitter, exchanges autographed baseballs with the man who routinely helped the Mariners beat his Rangers when the chief executive was the managing partner of Texas.

    2004 - J.T. Snow slams three home runs, 25% of his homers this season, in the Giants’ 16-6 rout of Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. The light-hitting first baseman goes deep in the first inning with a two-run dinger off starter Brett Myers, and then delivers solo shots off relievers in the fifth and seventh frames.

    2006 - During Cleveland's' 11-run first inning at Jacobs Field, Travis Hafner ties Don Mattingly's single-season mark for grand slams established in 1987. The Indians' designated hitter 35th homer of the season is the sixth one with the bases loaded.

    2006 - LA's Greg Maddux and SF's Jason Schmidt hook up in a classic West Coast pitcher's duel, reminiscent of match-ups of Koufax and Marichal, as the Dodgers beat the Giants, 1-0, thanks to Russell Martin's 10th inning walk-off home run. When Giants slugger Barry Bonds lines into a double play in the first inning it marks the only time in baseball history a 300 game winner pitches to a batter with over 700 homers.

    2006 - In the Royals’ 13-0 loss against the Indians Jacobs Field, right-hander Luke Hudson gives up 11 runs in one-third of an inning. The first frame barrage is the result of eight hits, two walks and one error.

    2007 - Playing his 144th straight game without an error, Placido Polanco establishes a big league record for second basemen. The Detroit infielder, who hasn’t made an misplay since July 2 of last season, surpasses the previous mark set by Luis Castillo, while playing for the Twins.

    2007 - For the first time in 1,303 games, Nomar Garciaparra of the Dodgers is ejected from a game. The 12-year veteran infielder, who is tossed by home plate umpire Tom Hallion for arguing a called third strike in the fourth inning, is restrained by first base coach Mariano Duncan as he continues to shout and points his bat toward the umpire.

    2010 - A day after major league baseball formally approves the sale of the team, the new owners of the Rangers, which includes Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, announce lower prices for concessions, parking and merchandise. The lowering prices is one way of showing appreciation to the Texas fans for their loyalty and support, according to sports attorney Chuck Greenberg, another new owner the club.

    2010 - The Giants obtain Jose Guillen from Kansas City, hoping the well-travelled veteran can help the club down the stretch run. The departure of the 34-year-old, who has played with ten teams in the past 14 years was designated for assignment by the Royals last week, gives highly touted prospect Kila Ka’aihue an opportunity to play everyday.

    2013 - The Chicago White Sox released Tyler Greene.


    2013 - The Texas Rangers released Manny Ramirez.

    2013 - For only the second time in big league history beginning in 1916, the earliest year the records are available, the leadoff batters for both teams homer in their first at-bat and and then add another round-tripper in the same game when Seattle's Brad Miller and Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist each hit a pair of homers in the Mariners' 5-4 win at Tropicana Field. Chuck Knoblauch of the Twins and Detroit's Tony Phillips last accomplished the feat in 1994 at Tiger Stadium.




    Baseball Birthdays on August 13...


    1858 - Briody, Fatty
    1859 - Geer, Billy
    1865 - Burnett, Hercules
    1869 - Sharrott, Jack
    1871 - Jones, Fielder
    1884 - Schumann, Hack
    1884 - Perring, George
    1886 - Anderson, Wingo
    1886 - George, Lefty
    1888 - McKenry, Limb
    1889 - Knaupp, Cotton
    1903 - Swetonic, Steve
    1906 - Garrison, Cliff
    1906 - Moore, Carlos
    1906 - Wicker, Kemp
    1907 - Susce, George
    1907 - Shires, Art
    1910 - Finney, Lou
    1913 - Flowers, Wes
    1917 - Gordon, Sid
    1918 - Weingartner, Elmer
    1930 - Wiesler, Bob
    1930 - Mizell, Vinegar Bend
    1933 - Giggie, Bob
    1935 - Grant, Mudcat
    1939 - Stafford, Bill
    1940 - Cloninger, Tony
    1941 - French, Jim
    1947 - Stanley, Fred
    1948 - Thomason, Erskine
    1949 - Thornton, Andy
    1950 - Gerhardt, Rusty
    1955 - Davis, Odie
    1959 - Niedenfuer, Tom
    1963 - Ballard, Jeff
    1963 - Powell, Dennis
    1964 - Buhner, Jay
    1964 - Cooper, Gary
    1964 - Prince, Tom
    1965 - Lemke, Mark
    1969 - Fernandez, Alex

    1970 - Gaillard, Eddie
    1974 - Washburn, Jarrod
    1974 - MacRae, Scott
    1977 - Ohman, Will

    1979 - Colon, Roman
    1979 - Loux, Shane
    1979 - Patterson, Corey
    1979 - Switzer, Jon
    1980 - Bayliss, Jonah
    1981 - Doyne, Cory
    1981 - Messenger, Randy
    1983 - Braden, Dallas
    1983 - LaRoche, Andy
    1984 - Logan, Boone

    1985 - Elbert, Scott
    1987 - Garneau, Dustin
    1987 - Hoover, J.J.
    1988 - Workman, Brandon
    1990 - Ortiz, Joseph
    1990 - Robles, Hansel
    1991 - Grichuk, Randal
    1992 - Walker, Taijuan



    Baseball Deaths on August 13...


    1933 - Bigelow, Elliot
    1936 - Hach, Irv
    1940 - Stanley, Buck
    1948 - Perrine, Nig
    1952 - Haid, Hal
    1967 - Hechinger, Mike
    1968 - Guise, Lefty
    1972 - Besse, Herman
    1980 - Miller, Tom
    1983 - Gilbert, Charlie
    1988 - Almada, Mel
    1995 - Mantle, Mickey
    1996 - Shore, Ray
    1998 - Robles, Rafael
    2001 - Hughes, Jim
    2002 - Creel, Jack
    2003 - Devens, Charlie
    2007 - Rizzuto, Phil
    2007 - Miller, Ox
    2009 - Brocklander, Fred
    2012 - Pesky, Johnny


         


   




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Today In White Sox History - August 13th






August 13, 1954 - White Sox left-hander Jack Harshman hurls a 16-inning shutout beating the Tigers at Comiskey Park, 1-0. Detroit’s starter, Al Aber, also goes the distance giving up the game’s lone run when Minnie Minoso one-out triple to right field scores Nellie Fox, who reached base on an unsuccessful sacrifice bunt. Harshman gave up nine hits, walked seven and struck out eleven while facing 65 batters.  Wonder what was his pitch count?

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    On August 14 in Baseball History...


    1888 - Tim Keefe's nineteen game winning streak ends when Gus Krock and the White Stockings defeat the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 4-2. The future Hall of Fame right-hander, who will amass 342 career victories, will finish the season with a 35-12 record.

    1919 - In a total of two hours and seventeen minutes, the Dodgers and Cubs split a doubleheader. In the opener, the Cubs blank Brooklyn 2-0 in one hour and 10 minutes and in the nightcap it takes the Dodgers one hour and 7 minutes to shut out Chicago, 1-0.

    1932 - Brooklyn's 10-inning, 2-1 victory over the Giants at the Polo Grounds makes reliever John Quinn, at the age of 49, the oldest player to win a major league game. Johnny Frederick, who will have a total of only six home runs during the entire season, hits a ninth inning game-tying homer off Carl Hubbell, his fourth round-tripper as a pinch hitter establishing a new major-league record.

    1933 - Jimmie Foxx hits for the cycle in the A's 11-5 victory over the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium. The Philadelphia first baseman's offensive output drives in nine runs to establish a new American League record.

    1937 - At Navin Field, the Tigers sweep a doubleheader against the visiting Browns, 16-1 and 20-7. The thirty-six Detroit runs, including the eight scored by Pete Fox, establish a new American League record for tallies in a twin bill which will not be broken until the Rangers score 39 times in two games on August 23, 2007.

    1939 - In an evening event that attracts over 30,000 Windy City patrons to Comiskey Park, the White Sox beat the Browns, 5-2, in the first major league night game ever played in Chicago. It will take another 49 years before their cross-town rivals play under lights when the Cubs finally install illumination in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field under the threat of not being able to play postseason contests in their home ballpark.


    1958 - Vic Power, who will have a total of only three stolen bases this season, becomes the first player in seventy years to steal home twice in one game. The third baseman's tenth-inning theft of the dish ends the game giving the Indians a 10-9 'slide-off' victory over the Tigers.

    1960 - Mickey Mantle is booed by the fans at Yankee Stadium and is benched by Casey Stengel for not running out a routine ground ball that results in an 'ugly' inning-ending double play during a 6-3 nightcap loss in a doubleheader sweep by the Senators. On the play, the team loses Roger Maris when he bruises his ribs sliding hard into second baseman Billy Gardner's knee in an effort to break up the twin killing.

    1961 - In a 9-2 defeat to the Cubs' Dick Ellsworth, the Phillies drop their seventeenth consecutive game and for the eleventh straight time the opposing pitcher throws a complete game against the team. The last-place club will finish the season with a 47-107 record, 46 games behind league-leading Reds.

    1962 - Al Jackson goes the distance in the Mets' 15-inning loss to Philadelphia. The hard-luck lefty, who throws an astounding 215 pitches during the contest, gives up only six hits, but Mel Roach, the opposing pitcher, hits a two-run single in the fifteenth frame that will be the difference in his 3-1 defeat at the Polo Grounds.

    1962 - For the third time this season, the Aaron brothers hit home runs in the same game. Tommie and Hank's solo round-trippers in the sixth and seventh innings, respectively, prove to be the difference in the Braves' 5-4 victory over Cincinnati at Crosley Field.

    1964 - In a battle of teenagers at Shea Stadium, 19-year old first baseman Ed Kranepool homers twice off 18-year old Phillies' starter Rick Wise. The young Philadelphia right-hander will prevail to earn the victory in the team's 6-4 decsion over the Mets.

    1969 - On an off-day after a three-game sweep by the Astros in Houston, the New York Mets fell to third place, 9 1/2 games behind the Chicago Cubs.

    1971 - Bob Gibson doesn't allow a hit when the Cardinals beat the Pirates, 11-0, the largest margin of victory ever in franchise history for a no-hitter. The first no-hitter in Pittsburgh in 64 years, and the first in the year-old Three Rivers Stadium, is made possible thanks to outstanding defensive plays made by outfielder Jose Cruz and third baseman Joe Torre.

    1981 - Jeff Burroughs hits three home runs off three different pitchers in the Mariners' 13-3 defeat over Minnesota in the second game of a doubleheader. The M's right fielder drives in six runs with his two-run, three-run and solo round-trippers in the Metropolitan Stadium contest to help salvage a split of the twin bill.

    1982 - Phillies first baseman Pete Rose, with his 12,365th trip to the plate, passes Hank Aaron to become the all-time leader of career at-bats. The all-time hit king will end his 24-year tenure in the major leagues with an amazing total of 15,890 ABs.

    1987 - Oakland's Mark McGwire slugs his 39th home run of the season in a 12-inning 7-6 win over California, breaking the major league record for rookies shared by Wally Berger and Frank Robinson. McGwire will finish the season with 49 homers, most in the American League.

    1988 - Detroit pounds the Red Sox 18-6 at Fenway Park to end Boston's American League record home winning streak at 24 games. Boston was just two wins shy of the major league record held by the 1916 Giants.

    1993 - The Yankees retire Reggie Jackson's uniform number 44. 'Mr. October', recently inducted into the Hall of Fame, played as an embattled right fielder for the Bronx Bombers from 1977-81, helping the club reach the postseason four times, including winning two world championships.

    1997 - Lights out! The Orioles and Mariners wait out a power outage of nearly two-and-a-half hours in varying degrees of light and darkness before the game is finally postponed. It results in the Mariners having to play back-to-back doubleheaders in different cities.

    1998 - The A's Rickey Henderson's stolen base in the first-inning against the Tigers makes the thirty-nine year old the oldest player to steal 50 bases in a season. The veteran outfielder will end the season with a major league-leading 66 stolen bases.

    1998 - In a 15-3 rout of the Indians at Jacobs Field, Chris Hoiles becomes the ninth player in major league history and the only catcher to hit two grand slams in the same game. The Orioles backstop goes yard with the bases full in the third inning off Charles Nagy and does it again in the eighth off Ron Villone.

    1999 - With Pudge's 20th stolen base in Chicago, Texas backstop Ivan Rodriguez becomes the first catcher in major league history with 20 homers and 20 stolen bases in the same season.


    2001 - In the top of the ninth, Boston closer Derek Lowe allows the tying run to score when he gives up three consecutive singles to the only three batters he faces in Seattle's eventual 6-3 victory in 11 innings at Fenway Park. The Red Sox fans show their displeasure about the blown save by tearing and then throwing onto the field pieces of the giveaway they received as promotion for attending tonight's game, a Derek Lowe poster.

    2003 - Despite a massive blackout in the Northeast, the game between the Mets and the Giants at Shea Stadium is the only postponement on the major league schedule. Although Detroit, Toronto and Cleveland were without electricity, the Tigers, Blue Jays and Indians either had the day off or were playing on the road.

    2004 - The Florida State League's Daytona Cubs will be forced to shift their home games into away contests as Hurricane Charley causes extensive damage to their historic ballpark. The facility, which was built in 1914 and renamed for Jackie Robinson to commemorate the site where the future Hall of Famer and civil rights advocate played his first exhibition game with the Montreal Royals, was also damaged by Hurricane Donna (1966) and Hurricane Floyd (1999).

    2006 - Matt Diaz ties a National League record and establishes a club mark by collecting a hit in ten consecutive at-bats. The Braves 28-year old left-fielder, who goes 4-for-5 in Atlanta's 10-4 victory over the Nationals at RFK, surpasses teammate Marcus Giles, who held the previous franchise mark with nine straight safeties in 2003.

    2007 - For the 132nd time in his career, Altanta skipper Bobby Cox is ejected from a major league game breaking John McGraw’s all-time ejections record. It took the Braves manager only 28 seasons to set the new mark compared to the 42 years in which Mugsy compiled his tosses, including 14 as a player.


    2007 - Phil Rizzuto, the oldest-living Hall of Famer, dies in his sleep at a New Jersey nursing home from complications of pneumonia at the age of 89. Scooter, who was enshrined at Cooperstown for outstanding play as a shortstop during the Yankee dynasty years of the 1940’s and 50’s, became a popular icon in New York as a result of his unique broadcasting style of Bronx Bomber games, his appearance in numerous commercials as well as lending his voice on Meat Loaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", rock hit which won a Grammy.


    2007 - After being arrested for hitting two players with a bat, former big leaguer Jose Offerman is suspended indefinitely by the independent Atlantic League for the assault that occurred during a Bluefish and Long Island Ducks game. As a result of the incident, triggered when the former All Star is drilled by a pitch after hitting a homer in his first at bat, Bridgeport backstop John Nathans sustains a concussion and starter Matt Beech suffers a broken finger.

    2008 - In the sixth inning of a 9-2 rout of the Royals, the White Sox become the sixth team in major league history to hit four consecutive home runs in an inning. Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, and Alexei Ramirez all all go deep off K.C. reliever Joel Peralta with Juan Uribe completing the record-tying feat by taking Robinson Tejeda yard at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field.

    2008 - With his 5-for-5 performance including a single, double, triple and homer, Mark Kotsay joins Albert Hall as the only Atlanta players to hit for the cycle. The outfielder's offensive outburst isn't enough as the Cubs beat the Braves, 11-7, giving Chicago their first season sweep of the Braves in franchise history which dates back to 1876.

    2010 - Mike McClendon becomes the first rookie in Brewers' history to retire the first nine batter he faces. The 25-year old right-hander is perfect in the sixth, seventh and eighth frames in Milwaukee's eventual 5-4, ten-inning victory over Colorado at Coors Field.

    2013 - The Toronto Blue Jays sold Emilio Bonifacio to the Kansas City Royals.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves signed Edwin Jackson as a free agent.

    2015 - The Padres' Matt Kemp hits a ninth-inning triple to complete the cycle, making him the first player in the 35-year history of the franchise to accomplish the feat. The San Diego outfielder's home run in the first, single in the third, and double in the seventh contribute to the team's 9-5 victory over Colorado at Coors Field.




    Baseball Birthdays on August 14...


    1846 - Schafer, Harry
    1856 - Skinner, Alexander
    1856 - McKinnon, Alex
    1867 - Childs, Cupid
    1867 - Hafner, Frank
    1883 - O'Hara, Bill
    1884 - Reynolds, Bill
    1887 - Phelan, Art
    1887 - Lamlein, Fred

    1888 - Clancy, Al
    1888 - Borton, Babe

    1898 - Clowers, Bill
    1899 - Graham, Skinny
    1901 - Siemer, Oscar
    1905 - Cox, Les

    1910 - Myers, Billy
    1913 - Dean, Paul
    1929 - Pisoni, Jim
    1930 - Coogan, Dale
    1937 - Horlen, Joel

    1937 - Cueto, Bert
    1950 - Mason, Jim
    1954 - Fidrych, Mark
    1959 - Carman, Don
    1960 - Rodriguez, Edwin
    1962 - Gubicza, Mark
    1963 - Cook, Mike
    1964 - Shields, Tommy
    1964 - Leonard, Mark
    1966 - Allison, Dana
    1967 - Grahe, Joe
    1971 - Loretta, Mark
    1975 - Stewart, Scott
    1975 - Cammack, Eric
    1975 - Christensen, McKay
    1977 - Pierre, Juan

    1977 - Chiasson, Scott
    1979 - Santos, Angel
    1981 - Saenz, Chris
    1983 - Oviedo, Juan Carlos
    1984 - Ashley, Nevin
    1984 - Buchholz, Clay
    1985 - Retherford, C. J.

    1985 - Rogers, Esmil
    1985 - Valaika, Chris
    1987 - Hazelbaker, Jeremy
    1987 - Peralta, David
    1988 - Liddi, Alex
    1990 - Rowley, Chris
    1991 - Covey, Dylan

    1991 - Gallegos, Giovanny
    1992 - Bell, Josh



    Baseball Deaths on August 14...


    1907 - Hastings, Scott
    1913 - Gray, Chummy
    1925 - Stratton, Asa
    1931 - Edmundson, Bob
    1934 - Morrison, Guy
    1940 - Hollocher, Charlie
    1943 - Kelley, Joe
    1945 - Clarke, Tommy
    1947 - Crowson, Woody
    1948 - Collins, Phil
    1954 - Kowalik, Fabian
    1956 - Dupee, Frank

    1957 - Hendryx, Tim
    1960 - Keupper, Henry
    1960 - Clarke, Fred
    1968 - Mowe, Ray
    1973 - Willoughby, Claude
    1978 - Newlin, Maury
    1979 - Wheat, Mack
    1984 - Davis, Spud
    1984 - McGlothen, Lynn

    1997 - Pfister, George
    1999 - Reese, Pee Wee
    1999 - Mullin, Pat
    2000 - Heintzelman, Ken
    2014 - Fugere, Joseph




                         




                       




   




   




          





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Today In White Sox History - August 14th







August 14, 1939 - The White Sox beat the St. Louis Browns 5-2 in the first night game played at Comiskey Park. White Sox starting pitcher Johnny Rigney goes the distance allowing only 2 unearned runs, three hits and one walk while striking out ten to pick up his 10th win of the season. The evening event attracts 30,000 Windy City patrons.

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Today In White Sox History - August 14th



     

     

August 14, 2008 In the sixth inning of a 9-2 rout of the Royals, the White Sox becomes the sixth team in major league history to hit four consecutive home runs in an inning . Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, and Alexei Ramirez all all go deep off K.C. reliever Joel Peralta with Juan Uribe completing record-tying feat by taking Robinson Tejeda yard at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field.

Boxscore & P-B-P:  http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2008/B08140CHA2008.htm

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    On August 15 in Baseball History...


    1886 - Louisville's Guy Hecker scores seven runs in a game, establishing a major league record.

    1889 - The Cleveland Spiders win 19-8 over the Boston Beaneaters, and become the first team in National League history to score in all nine innings of a single game.

    1905 - Philadelphia A's Rube Waddell pitches a five-inning no-hit game blanking the Browns, 2-0. The shortened masterpiece, which isn't officially considered a no-hitter, includes the southpaw striking out nine of the 15 St. Louis batters he faces before a torrential rain washes out the Columbia Park contest.

    1914 - Brooklyn's Jake Daubert sets a National League record with four sacrifices in one game. The first baseman efforts isn't enough when the Dodgers drop a 8-7 decision to Philadelphia at Ebbets Field.

    1916 - At Fenway Park, Red Sox southpaw Babe Ruth defeats Walter Johnson and the Senators in 13 innings, 1-0. After hold Boston to just four hits over the first twelve frames, Washington's 'Big Train' yields three more in the 13th allowing Jack Barry to score the game's lone run.

    1925 - Dickie Kerr, the southpaw who won two games for the White Sox in the 1919 World Series, makes his first major league appearance since 1921. He has been playing semipro ball rather than accept Charles Comiskey's salary offer. When he relieves Red Faber in the third inning against the Tigers, play is stopped while admirers present him with a floral horseshoe.


    1926 - When Babe Herman doubles with the bases loaded, three Dodgers wind up on third base. The runner on second rounds third but decides to go back as the runner from first reaches the same base, and a few seconds later Herman slides in to join his two teammates.

    1941 - Although leading Boston, 6-3, when the game is called at the start of the eighth after a 40-minute rain delay, the Senators will lose the game. Washington forfeits the contest when the American League upholds Red Sox manager Joe Cronin's protest that the home ground crew deliberately refused to cover the field when it started to rain.

    1945 - Commissioner Happy Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette. Ford had been the World Series sponsor since 1934, paying $100,000 annually.

    1945 - The Chicago Cubs routed the Brooklyn Dodgers, 20-6, at Ebbets Field. Paul Gillespie knocked in six runs with two home runs and a single to lead the attack.

    1951 - With one out in the top of the eighth inning and a runner on third base in a 1-1 tied game,  Willie Mays, running a full speed, makes an incredible catch of Carl Furillo's drive to deep centerfield. After grabbing the ball, the rookie outfielder turns counterclockwise and throws a perfect strike to home to nail a surprised Billy Cox at home to complete the double play, and some believe, the catch, in the eventual Giants' 3-1 Polo Grounds victory over the Dodgers, is the impetus for the beginning of the team's incredible comeback from an 11.5 game deficit to win the National League pennant.

    1954 - The Orioles lose their 27th consecutive game as the visiting team in Cleveland with a 3-1 nightcap loss to the Indians. The record losing streak on the road against one opponent started on August 13, 1952 when the franchise played as the St. Louis Browns.

    1955 - Pitcher Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves hit a home run off Mel Wright of the St. Louis Cardinals to give Spahn a home run in every National League park.

    1962 - Choo Choo Coleman and Jim Hickman tie a major league record by each hitting a home run as a pinch hitter as teammates in the same game. The Amazin' Mets still manage to lose to the Phillies, an 8-7 defeat in 13 innings at the Polo Grounds.

    1962 - In the first game of a Polo Grounds doubleheader, Don Demeter hits home runs off two different pitchers named Bob Miller. The outfielder's third inning round-tripper off Mets' right-handed starter Robert Lane Miller, and his homer in the ninth off southpaw Robert Gerald Miller both contribute to the Phillies' 9-3 victory over the Amazin's.

    1964 - Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago and 26,000 fans cheer the Cubs' slugger. Banks then goes hitless as Pittsburgh wins 5-4.

    1965 - The Japanese community of San Francisco holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor the first Japanese player to have reached the American major leagues. Ordinarily a reliever, Murakami makes his first major league start as the Giants outslug the Phillies 15-9.

    1965 - In the nightcap of a Cleveland Stadium doubleheader, Indians pinch-hitter Max Alvis hits a two-run homer in the ninth to knot the score at 3-3, and two innings later, Leon Wagner, also pinch hitting, blasts a two-run round-tripper to beat the Twins, 6-4. The two pinch-hit home runs in one game ties a major league record.

    1970 - Reds' right fielder Pete Rose goes 0-for-7 including striking out five consecutive times. The defending National League batting champ's futility at the plate contributes to Cincinnati's 5-4 loss to Philadelphia.

    1970 - With the bases loaded and one gone in the bottom of the ninth with a 2-1 lead, Tom Seaver strikes out Bob Tillman for the apparent second out, but Jerry Grote's passed ball allows Tony Gonzalez to score the tying run for the Braves. In his effort to cut down the runner at home, the Mets catcher overthrows Seaver, who is covering the plate, bringing in Rico Carty home from third base with the winning tally giving Atlanta a stunning 3-2 victory, thanks to the two runs being scored on a called third strike.

    1975 - Baltimore manager Earl Weaver was ejected twice by umpire Ron Luciano. Weaver was thrown out in the first game and was again before the second game of a doubleheader.

    1983 - Braves slugger Bob Horner, who was hitting .303 with 20 home runs and 68 RBI, breaks his right wrist sliding into second base during a 4-0 loss to the Padres and will be sidelined for the rest of the season. In Atlanta, the injury is widely attributed to the "Chief Noc-A-Homa Jinx," which seems to strike whenever the Braves remove their mascot's outfield teepee in order to sell more tickets.

    1987 - At the Pan American games in Indianapolis, the U.S.A. and Cuba are tied with two outs in the ninth when Ty Griffin hits a two-run home run to win it. For Cuba it is their first loss in twenty years of Pan Am competition.

    1989 - In his second start since returning to the major leagues after cancer treatment, Giants southpaw Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines in the sixth inning of a 3-2 San Francisco win. Dravecky will not pitch again in the major leagues.

    1990 - Mark McGwire hits a game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the tenth inning to give Oakland a 6-2 win over Boston. He becomes the first player to hit 30 home runs in each of his first four seasons.

    1990 - Philadelphia's Terry Mulholland pitched the record eighth no-hitter of the season as the Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants, 6-0. The season's eighth no-hitter surpassed the modern record of seven set in 1908 and 1917.


    1993 - Nolan Ryan wins the 324th and last victory of his 27-year career when the Rangers beat Cleveland, 6-4. The 46 year-old right-hander, who will lose his his next four games, sees his career come to an end two starts sooner than he planned when a torn ligament forces him to leave the mound in the first inning in what will prove to be his worst big league outing and final major league appearance.

    1995 - Although he is hitting .287 and has 26 stolen bases in 75 games for KC, Vince Coleman is designated for assignment by the Royals. The Mariners acquire the 33 yea-old fleet outfielder and will compile a 26-14 record with their new leadoff hitter, a key factor in winning the AL Wild Card.

    1995 - At request of the Mantle family, Bob Costas delivers the eulogy at Mickey's funeral. The popular broadcaster, known for his love of the game and his admiration of the Yankee superstar, describes the Hall of Famer as "a fragile hero to whom we had an emotional attachment so strong and lasting that it defied logic."


    1999 - In the first frame of Anaheim's 10-2 victory in Detroit, Chuck Finley becomes the first major league hurler in history to strike out four batters in one inning twice in his career. The Angels' southpaw also accomplished the feat against the Yankees earlier in the season. (May 12)

    2000 - Club owner Ted Turner and two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy are inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame joining Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Phil Niekro and Warren Spahn.

    2005 - Randy Winn becomes the twenty-first player in Giants history to hit for the cycle. The fleet flychaser, obtained from the Mariners two weeks ago, singles in the first, homers in the third, doubles in the fourth and completes the feat with a triple in the sixth inning.

    2005 - Felix Hernandez becomes the first teenager to strike out at least 10 batters since Dwight 'Doc' Gooden accomplished the feat with the Mets in May of 1984. The 18-year old Mariner rookie righty K's 11 batters as the Mariners maul the Royals, 11-3.

    2006 - Joining Jim Hickman (1965), Dave Kingman (1978), Caudell Washington (1980), Darryl Strawberry (1985), Gary Carter (1985) and Edgardo Alfonzo (1999), Jose Reyes, in an 11-4 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, becomes the seventh Mets player to hit three homers in a game. Like all his predecessors his trifecta is accomplished on the road.

    2006 - With the 4-0 blanking of the Marlins, the Dodgers win their sixth consecutive game and 17th in 18 games. The stretch is the team's best run since the Brooklyn Superbas went 20-1 in 1899.

    2006 - In a contest which takes five-hours, 21 minutes to complete, the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies at Coors Field, 2-1. The 18-inning game ties the D-Back franchise record for the most innings played in a game, and is also longest in Colorado history for both frames played and time of game.

    2007 - The Devil Rays have come to terms with their first overall selection in the June first-year player draft, left-handed pitcher David Price. The Vanderbilt University (11-1, 2.63) southpaw signs a six-year major league contract which could be worth as much as $11.25 million if the college junior sticks in the bigs for the length of the deal.

    2008 - Buster Posey, the fifth overall pick in the June amateur draft, gets the largest up-front bonus in major league history when he agrees to a $6.2 million signing deal with the Giants. The highly touted catcher gets slightly more than infielders Tim Beckham (first pick/shortstop) who receives $6.15 million from the Rays and Pedro Alvarez (second pick/third baseman) who gets $6 million from the Pirates.

    2011 - At Petco Park, Jason Isringhausen becomes the 23rd major league pitcher to record 300 career saves when the Mets defeat San Diego in 10 innings, 5-4. The 38-year old right-handed closer is the third pitcher, along with John Franco (1996) and Billy Wagner (2006), to achieve his 300th save wearing a Mets uniform.

    2011 - Jim Thome becomes the eighth player to reach the 600 career home runs plateau when he hits a two-run homer in the sixth (599), followed by three-run blast an inning later off Detroit's Daniel Schlereth. Needing fewer at-bats to reach 600 than anyone except for Babe Ruth, the 40-year-old Twins slugger accomplishes the feat in his 8,167th at-bat, compared to the Babino's 6,921.


    2011 - The Chicago White Sox released Brian Bruney.

    2012 - Joining Philip Humber (White Sox) and Matt Cain (Giants), Felix Hernandez becomes the third hurler to throw a perfect game this season, marking the first time in major league history that three spotless gems have been hurled in the same year. "King Felix's" 1-0 victory over the Rays at Safeco Field is the fourth no-hitter in Mariner history which includes hitless games tossed by Randy Johnson (1990) and Chris Bosio (1993) and the combined effort of six pitchers in June.



    2012 - Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera will miss the rest of the season when he is suspended for 50 games by MLB for testing positive for high levels of testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance. The MVP of the All-Star Game, who currently is 13 points behind Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen as the second-leading hitter in the National League, is one plate appearance shy of automatically qualifying for the NL batting title, but could still win the crown if he were to have the circuit's best average after the addition of a theoretical at-bat.

    2013 - A proposal that would dramatically increase the number of plays that can be reviewed during a game is presented at the quarterly Owners Meetings by a committee consisting of Braves president John Schuerholz and former major league skippers Joe Torre and Tony La Russa. The rule change, which will be formally voted on by the owners in November, will allow a manager to inform an umpire that he wants to initiate a play review, with challenges being permitted once in the first six innings and twice more from the seventh through the end of the game, without any provision to cover the possibility of an obviously missed call late in the game when all of a team's challenges have been used.



    Baseball Birthdays on August 15...


    1857 - Hackett, Walter
    1859 - Comiskey, Charlie

    1861 - Foster, Elmer
    1864 - Miller, Doggie
    1871 - Kissinger, Bill
    1872 - Carr, Lew
    1872 - Warner, John
    1875 - Becker, Bob
    1875 - Hess, Tom
    1877 - Mills, Willie
    1885 - Moyer, Ed
    1887 - Casey, Joe
    1888 - Van Dyke, Ben
    1889 - Smith, Harry

    1891 - Bowden, Tim
    1896 - Sherdel, Bill
    1896 - Rochefort, Ben
    1901 - Sweetland, Les
    1906 - Peery, Red
    1908 - Walter, Bernie
    1911 - Flohr, Mort
    1916 - Garriott, Cecil
    1919 - Pawelek, Ted
    1922 - McDonnell, Jim
    1924 - Whitman, Frank

    1926 - Schultz, Barney
    1926 - Goodwin, Jim

    1930 - Martyn, Bob
    1932 - Snyder, Jim
    1934 - Morehead, Seth
    1935 - Jay, Joey
    1940 - Brunsberg, Arlo
    1940 - Santiago, Jose
    1941 - Reynolds, Tommie
    1942 - Peterson, Cap
    1943 - Trevino, Bobby
    1944 - Compton, Mike
    1944 - Matias, John

    1945 - Dyer, Duffy
    1946 - Lis, Joe
    1946 - McAnally, Ernie
    1947 - Conigliaro, Billy
    1950 - Kelly, Tom
    1953 - Espinosa, Nino
    1958 - Cowley, Joe
    1958 - Johnson, Randy
    1958 - James, Bob

    1958 - Dodd, Tom
    1961 - Brown, Chris
    1963 - Fox, Eric
    1964 - Huson, Jeff
    1966 - Brosius, Scott
    1966 - Walters, Dan
    1967 - James, Mike
    1970 - Rodriguez, Tony
    1972 - Singleton, Chris

    1974 - Morel, Ramon
    1975 - Ford, Ben
    1977 - Levrault, Allen
    1978 - Ramirez, Santiago
    1979 - Budde, Ryan
    1980 - Stocker, Mel
    1981 - Perez, Oliver
    1984 - Brummett, Tyson
    1984 - Dyson, Jarrod
    1984 - Pettit, Chris
    1987 - De Leon, Jorge
    1991 - Moscot, Jon
    1992 - Rodriguez, Yorman



    Baseball Deaths on August 15...


    1901 - Whitehead, Milt
    1901 - Bagley, Gene
    1912 - Polchow, Lou
    1915 - Evans, Roy
    1916 - Dyler, John
    1923 - Hogan, Marty
    1929 - Manning, Jack
    1930 - Tutwiler, Guy
    1936 - Richie, Lew
    1943 - Whitney, Art
    1945 - Kennedy, Snapper
    1947 - Hall, Bill
    1947 - Lord, Carlton
    1957 - Baecht, Ed
    1960 - Wheeler, Ed
    1963 - Drews, Karl
    1965 - Pitula, Stan
    1966 - Burns, George
    1967 - Meister, Karl
    1969 - Williamson, Howie
    1970 - Bates, Ray
    1972 - Pfeffer, Jeff
    1973 - Luhrsen, Wild Bill
    1976 - Lajeskie, Dick
    1976 - Henry, Jim
    1978 - Chaplin, Ed
    1990 - Garbark, Bob
    1994 - Brovia, Joe
    1999 - George, Greek
    2002 - Moser, Arnie
    2003 - Hardy, Red
    2008 - Winston, Darrin
    2014 - Lumpe, Jerry
    2015 - Daugherty, Doc
    2015 - Thomas, Bud
    2016 - Coleman, Choo Choo


                           



   


         



         







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    On August 16 in Baseball History...


    1873 - At Baltimore's Newington Park, Baltimore Canaries outfielder Lip Pike races against a horse. Pike has a short lead after 75 yards when the trotter breaks into a run. Pike holds on to win in 10 seconds flat.

    1890 - Bill Phillips becomes the first pitcher to allow two grand slams in the same inning, when Tom Burns and Malachi Kittridge both take the Alleghenys (Pirates) right-hander deep in the same frame of an 18-5 loss to the Chicago Colts. In 1999, Chan Ho Park will match the dubious feat, but will have the distinction of giving up both bases-full homers to the same batter, Fernando Tatis of the Cardinals.

    1909 - On a gloomy and extremely overcast day at newly-opened Forbes Field, Red Murray's spectacular grab of Dots Miller's long drive becomes a truly electifying catch. Just as the Giants' outfielder snags the ball on a full run in deep right-center field, a bolt of lighning illuminates the field and creates an a eerie, but unforgettable split-second image.

    1920 - At the Polo Grounds Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman, 29, is beaned by a Carl Mays pitch. A right-handed batter who crowds the plate, Chapman freezes and fails to get out of the way of the submarine delivery. He is carried from the field and he dies the next day from a fractured skull.

    1927 - Teeing off on a Tommy Thomas pitch, Babe Ruth becomes the first player to homer over the roof of Comiskey Park. The 'Bambino's' blast helps power the Bronx Bombers past the Pale Hose at the Chicago southside ballpark, 8-1.


    1947 - Ralph Kiner hits three successive home runs for the Pittsburgh Pirates, for a 12-7 win over the Cardinals in a game in which the two clubs bang out 10 homers. Kiner matches the major league marks of seven home runs in four games, six in three games, five in two games, and four in consecutive at bats.

    1948 - At the age 53, with his wife Claire and his two adopted daughters at his side, Babe Ruth dies of throat cancer at Memorial Hospital in New York City. The Bambino made his final public appearance at the premiere of The Babe Ruth Story three weeks ago in New York .

    1950 - At the Polo Grounds, Hank Thompson's two inside-the-park home runs off Don Bankhead and Carl Erskine contribute to the Giants' 16-7 drubbing of the Dodgers. The 24 year-old third baseman will hit 129 round-trippers in his 9-year career, three of which will be of the IPHR variety.

    1954 - In a throwing contest between Jim Piersall and Willie Mays before a Red Sox-Giants charity game in Boston, Piersall hurts his arm. He starts the game but leaves midway. He wakes up the following morning with a sore arm that stays with him a year, and he will never throw quite as well again.

    1954 - The first issue of Sports Illustrated is available at the newsstands. The inaugural cover of the innovative new magazine features a Mark Kauffman photo of Braves slugger Eddie Mathews at bat, Giants catcher Wes Westrum behind the plate, and umpire Augie Donatelli calling balls and strikes in Milwaukee County Stadium.


    1961 - Roger Maris hits two home runs off White Sox hurler Billy Pierce giving the slugger 48 in his quest to break Babe Ruth's single season mark. It is the sixth consecutive game the Yankees outfielder has gone deep tying an American League record.


    1964 - Curt Flood of the St. Louis Cardinals had eight straight hits in a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers won the first game 3-0 and the Cardinals took the second, 4-0.

    1964 - Sandy Koufax (19-5) hurts his elbow sliding into second base in a 3-0 win against St. Louis. He will miss the rest of the season. In the nightcap, Curt Simmons matches Sandy Koufax with a 4-0 shutout of the Dodgers. Cards center fielder Curt Flood has eight straight hits in the doubleheader split.

    1966 - In a 3-1 Giants win over the Cardinals, Willie Mays hits his 534th career home run. The 'Say Hey Kid's' third inning round-tripper ties him with Jimmie Foxx for most career home runs hit by a right-handed batter in major league history.

    1967 - Jim Maloney of Cincinnati retired 19 consecutive Pirates but had to leave the game after he injured his ankle by stepping in a hole at Forbes Field. Billy McCool allowed two hits over the final 2 2/3 innings to complete a 4-0 victory over Pittsburgh.

    1968 - Denny McLain, who compiles a 31-6 record at the end of the season, improves his undefeated decisions on the road to 16-0 when he blanks the Red Sox 4-0 at Fenway Park. The Detroit right-hander will finish 17-2 along with an ERA of 1.44 in the 21 games he pitches away from Tiger Stadium.

    1970 - Milt Mason, who in late June had vowed not to leave his team-sponsored trailer on top of the County Stadium scoreboard until the Brewers drew a home crowd of 40,000, ends his 40-day boycott when 44,387 fans show up for Bat Day. Before his his death in 1973, he is recognized as the original Bernie Brewer, and a costumed character with the same name becomes the team's official mascot in 1973, as a tribute to the retired engineer.


    1975 - After a frustrating 9-1 loss in Minnesota, Indians manager Frank Robinson chews out his 52-65 team. The fiery skipper appears to have gotten the players' attention when the Tribe wins 27 of the remaining 42 contests, finishing season just one game under .500.

    1976 - With the help of three picked-off Oakland runners at first base, the first such occurrence in the American League since 1910, the Brewers beat Oakland 4-3. Another oddity happens when Oakland's Billy Williams is called out on strikes after refusing to enter the batter's box. He is then thrown out of the game.

    1984 - After nearly six years, Pete Rose is reunited with his hometown Cincinnati Reds when the Expos trade him for infielder Tom Lawless. The Reds immediately name him player-manager, replacing Vern Rapp.

    1996 - The Padres and Mets play the first regular season major league game ever played in Mexico, and it isn't pretty. The Padres take a big lead in support of Mexican native and starting pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, but the Mets close the gap with seven runs in the ninth inning in a 15-10 Padres triumph. The series is moved from San Diego because of a perceived conflict with the Republican National Convention. The Padres take two of three games in "La Primera Serie" in Monterrey, Mexico.

    2000 - The Astros, who clout six homers for the second time in four days in their 11-10 victory over Pittsburgh, set a National League record by hitting 18 home runs in four consecutive games. Enron Field will become known "Ten-Run" due to the Houston's new ballpark's hitter-friendly dimensions, especially in left-field.

    2001 - After piloting the team 13 games above .500 in spite of numerous injuries to key players, manager Jimy Williams is fired by the Red Sox. The ousted skipper is replaced by the club's well respected pitching coach, Joe Kerrigan.

    2001 - Barry Bonds' second home run of the game and 53rd of the season breaks the franchise record established by his godfather, Willie Mays. With his first homer, the left fielder eclipses the National League record for home runs by a left handed batter established in 1947 by another Giant, Johnny Mize.

    2002 - After four days of delaying the decision, the executive board of the Major League Players' Association votes 57-0 to set an August 30 strike date. All eight previous negotiations since 1972 have resulted in work stoppages in the national pastime.

    2002 - During opening ceremonies of the 2002 Little League Baseball World Series at Little League Volunteer Stadium, the 1955 Little League Team from Charleston, S.C., is honored. The fourteen boys from the Cannon Street YMCA Little League, who were banned from their own state's postseason tournament 47 years ago due to their skin color were invited to Williamsport as guests after the other 61 S.C. all-white leagues were told by Little League officials the winner of their state finals would not be permitted to participate in the tournament because they refused to play a duly franchised league.


    2005 - As skipper of the Fort Worth Cats of the Central League, Bobby Bragan becomes the oldest person to ever manage a professional baseball game. The 87-year-old, whose one day of employment is shortened by being ejected in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes, is eight days older than Connie Mack, who managed his last game for the1950 Philadelphia A's.

    2006 - Prior to the Red Sox and Tigers game, Bruce Froemming is honored during an on-field ceremony at Fenway Park. The 66-year old home plate umpire works his 5,000th major league game of his 36 year career, second only to Bill Klem who arbitrated 5,374 games from 1905-40.

    2007 - With nine minutes left to the signing deadline, the Orioles and their top draft choice, fifth overall, come to terms, as Georgia Tech standout Matt Wieters agrees to a minor league contract which includes a $6 million signing bonus. The switch hitting catcher's deal ranks only second behind Justin Upton, who received $6.1 million in 2005 to play with the Diamondbacks.

    2007 - Jose Reyes becomes the first infielder, and tenth player overall, in the modern era (post-1898) to steal sixty bases in three consecutive seasons. The Mets shortstop, who will swipe 78 sacks this season, steals second base in the second inning for the second time in a 10-7 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park.

    2008 - Francisco Rodriguez ties his own team record when he picks up his 47th save in the Angels' 4-3 win over Cleveland. After yielding a single to Jhonny Peralta, the right-handed closer records three quick outs - two with strikeouts - to match the mark he established in 2006.

    2009 - With his 3-for-4 performance in the Yankees' 10-3 loss in Seattle, Derek Jeter passes Luis Aparicio for most hits ever compiled by a major league shortstop. The New York infielder, collecting career hits #2,673 and #2,674 his first two at-bats, surpasses the Hall of Famer's total, who spent his 18-year career, ending in 1973, with the White Sox, Orioles, and Red Sox.


    2011 - Rangers president Nolan Ryan announces a bronze artwork depicting Shannon Stone and his six-year-old son attending a game will most likely be placed outside the home plate entrance to the Arlington ballpark at the start of next season. The 39-year old firefighter died after falling more than 20 feet while attempting to catch a ball tossed by Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton during a game in July.

    2011 - Albert Pujols of  St. Louis reached 30 home runs for the 11th consecutive season in a 5-4, 11-inning loss to Pittsburgh. Pujols connected in the 6th inning off on the Pirates' Jeff Karstens. The NL home runs leader became the first player in MLB history to hit 30 homers in each of his first 11 seasons.

    2012 - With a unanimous vote, the Major League owners approve the transfer of the San Diego Padres from John Moores, who had owned the team for 18 years, to a group headed by longtime local businessman Ron Fowler. The new ownership group, the fifth in franchise history, also includes pro golfer Phil Mickelson, a San Diego native.

    2013 - Phillies' general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announces Ryne Sandberg has been named as the interim manager of the team, replacing Charlie Manuel, who won more games than any other skipper in franchise history. During his nine seasons in the Philadelphia dugout, the 69 year-old, who had never been selected as the NL Manager of the year, led the club to five consecutive division titles and a world championship in 2008.

    2013 - Grant Holman of Chula Vista, CA struck out 13 and became the first player to toss a no-hitter in the Little League World Series since the 85-pitch rule was put in place in 2007. Holman led Chula Vista into the second round with a 3-0 seven-inning victory over Grosse Pointe, MI. Holman also became the first pitcher since 1979 to throw an extra-inning no-hitter in the LLWS.

    2014 - The Arizona Diamondbacks released Blake Tekotte.



    Baseball Birthdays on August 16..
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    1854 - Landis, Doc
    1855 - Carpenter, Hick
    1866 - Mayer, Ed
    1872 - Steere, Gene
    1872 - Clark, Willie
    1884 - Hovlik, Joe

    1885 - Northen, Hub
    1889 - Robinson, Hank
    1890 - Jacobson, Baby Doll
    1892 - Keen, Bill
    1893 - Wright, Cy

    1895 - Bailey, Fred
    1897 - Fothergill, Bob

    1900 - Rhiel, Billy
    1901 - Higbee, Mahlon
    1908 - Bednar, Andy
    1911 - Besse, Herman
    1913 - Bonham, Tiny
    1913 - Carpenter, Lew
    1922 - Woodling, Gene
    1925 - Jones, Willie
    1929 - Roberts, Curt
    1931 - Rudolph, Don

    1938 - Rodgers, Buck
    1941 - Edgerton, Bill
    1941 - Brabender, Gene
    1941 - Loughlin, Larry
    1945 - Dukes, Jan
    1948 - Jorgensen, Mike
    1952 - Holland, Al
    1958 - Maler, Jim
    1960 - Mooneyham, Bill
    1961 - Scott, Donnie
    1961 - Jelks, Greg
    1964 - Reed, Rick
    1965 - Hernandez, Xavier
    1966 - Foster, Steve
    1966 - Shumpert, Terry
    1967 - Barberie, Bret
    1973 - Jackson, Damian
    1974 - Cedeno, Roger
    1974 - Snyder, John

    1975 - Coleman, Michael
    1975 - Cho, Jin Ho
    1979 - Gordon, Brian
    1980 - Hanigan, Ryan
    1980 - Kozlowski, Ben
    1981 - Novoa, Roberto
    1982 - Sandoval, Freddy
    1985 - Barton, Daric
    1985 - Harrison, Matt
    1986 - Darvish, Yu
    1986 - Maldonado, Martin
    1988 - Grimm, Justin
    1988 - Ramirez, Juan
    1990 - Sanchez, Adrian
    1992 - DeShields, Delino



    Baseball Deaths on August 16...


    1906 - Carey, Tom
    1919 - McKean, Ed
    1923 - Scoggins, Jim

    1923 - Day, Bill
    1927 - Denny, Jerry
    1943 - Becker, Beals
    1944 - Sullivan, Tom
    1946 - Rhiel, Billy
    1948 - Ruth, Babe
    1953 - Tyson, Ty
    1963 - Braggins, Dick
    1970 - Krieger, Kurt
    1971 - Mueller, Walter
    1972 - Bailey, Fred
    1976 - Aiton, George
    1977 - Kelly, Joe
    1977 - Javery, Al
    1977 - Barnabe, Charlie

    1983 - Averill, Earl
    1984 - Aaron, Tommie
    1984 - Hahn, Fred
    1985 - Drott, Dick
    1993 - Rowell, Bama
    2002 - Roseboro, Johnny
    2007 - Garcia, Chico
    2010 - Thomson, Bobby



         



         



                   








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Today In White Sox History - August 16th


 

August 16, 1961 - Roger Maris hits two home runs off White Sox hurler Billy Pierce giving the slugger 48 in his quest to break Babe Ruth’s single season mark. It is the sixth consecutive game the Yankees outfielder has gone deep tying an American League record.

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    On August 17 in Baseball History...


    1882 - In what is considered one of the greatest games of the century, Providence beats Detroit 1-0 on an 18th-inning home run by right fielder Old Hoss Radbourn. This National League game will serve as the longest shutout in major league history until September 1, 1967, when San Francisco will blank Cincinnati 1-0 in twenty innings.

    1891 - The American Aassociation franchise in Cincinnati folds. Milwaukee of the Western Association is elected to take its place, a move that dooms that minor league. The American Association will be subsumed by the National League over the winter.

    1894 - Right-hander Jack Wadsworth of the National League's Louisville club set a record that still stands by giving up twenty-eight singles in one game. The Phillies rout the Colonels at the Philadelphia Baseball Grounds, 29-4.

    1904 - At Chicago's South Side Park, Boston American hurler Jesse Tennehill no-hits the White Sox, 6-0. The Americans will change their name to the Red Sox for the 1907 season.


    1909 - Nap Lajoie resigns as the manager of the faltering Cleveland club. The fans still show their support for the popular skipper when a response to a newspaper poll indicates the overwhelming choice is to keep the team name as the Naps instead of choosing a new one, which will not happen until they become the Indians following the 1914 season.

    1915 - Boston defeats the Cardinals in their debut at Braves Field, 3-1. The concrete and steel facility, which took only five months to construct, becomes the first ballpark to seat more than 40,000 fans.

    1920 - Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman died from a beaning by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees on Aug. 16. This was the only on-field fatality in major league history.

    1933 - On his way to establishing the mark of playing in 2,130 consecutive games, Lou Gehrig quietly surpasses Everett Scott's previous record of 1,308 games. The first baseman's single and triple don't prevent the last place Browns from beating the Yankees in ten innings at Sportsman's Park, 7-6.

    1937 - In Cincinnati, the Cardinals beat the Reds with the final out being recorded at 12:02 a.m. making it the first major league game ever completed after midnight.

    1944 - Johnny Lindell of the New York Yankees hit four consecutive doubles in a 10-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Lindell drove in two runs and scored twice.

    1947 - The Lowell Orphans, a bankrupt minor league team moved from Lawrence, MA last month, draws only 85 paying customers to a doubleheader. The team's poor performance, which includes a 20-game losing streak, causes the city to evict the New England League franchise from Alumni Field, making it necessary for the club to finish the season on the road.

    1948 - An estimated crowd of 100,000 fans passes by the body of Babe Ruth which is on display at Yankee Stadium. After the funeral in two days at St. Patrick's Cathedral, the 'Bambino' will be buried in the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne, New York.

    1948 - Tommy Henrich hits his fourth grand slam of the season to tie the American League mark. Henrich, who broke in with the Yankees in 1937, had never hit a grand slam before this season.

    1957 - Richie Ashburn, known for his ability to foul pitches off, hits spectator Alice Roth twice in the same at bat. The first one breaks her nose, and the second one hits her while she is being removed from her seat on a stretcher. Ironically, she is the wife of Earl Roth, the sports editor of the Philadelphia Bulletin. The Phils win 3-1 over New York.

    1966 - After tying Jimmie Foxx yesterday for most career home runs hit by a right-handed batter, Giants slugger Willie Mays passes 'Double X' with his 535th homer. The San Francisco center fielder now takes over second place on the all-time list trailing only Babe Ruth's 714.

    1968 - After four tries, the Mets still haven’t scored a run when Jim McAndrew starts a game with their 1-0 loss to Houston at Shea Stadium. In his first four major league appearances, the 24 year-old rookie right-hander has a puny 1.82 ERA, but is 0-4 due to the team dropping two 2-0 and two 1-0 decisions.

    1971 - Prior to tonight's game against the Senators, the A's are invited to the White House so President Nixon can meet with southpaw sensation, Vida Blue. The commander-in-chief tells the 21-year old left-hander, who is presently 22-4, he wouldn't want to be the team's lawyer negotiating the phenom's next contract given the success of the underpaid hurler this season.

    1972 - On his wife's birthday, Steve Calrton extends his streak to 15 consecutive victories when he beats Cincinnati 9-4 to win his 20th game of the season. After the contest, 'Lefty' returns from the clubhouse and stands near home plate to acknowledge the deafending cheers from the sold-out crowd at Veterans Stadium.

    1973 - At Shea Stadium, 42-year old Willie Mays hits his 660th and final home run of his career off Cincinnati southpaw Don Gullett. The Mets first baseman, who played 21 seasons roaming the outfield for the Giants before coming home to New York last season, is third on the all-time home run career list behind Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (703).

    1976 - Royals' third baseman George Brett steals home in the tenth inning to beat the Indians, 4-3.

    1980 - George Brett has four hits and five RBI in Kansas City's 8-3 win over Texas, raising his batting average to .401 and extending his hitting streak to 29 consecutive games.

    1984 - A stamp featuring Roberto Clemente, the fourth in a series honoring American sports heroes, is unveiled in Carolina, Puerto Rico, the late Pirates outfielder's home. The twenty cent six-color commemorative, designed by Juan Lopez-Bonilla, shows the pensive Hall of Famer wearing his Pittsburgh cap with the Puerto Rican flag in the background.


    1984 - Pete Rose returns to the Cincinnati lineup for the first time in six years, going 2-for-4, including a single in his first at-bat, in the team's 6-4 victory over Chicago at Riverfront Stadium. 'Charlie Hustle', traded by the Expos yesterday in exchange for infielder Tom Lawless, also replaces Vern Rapp in the dugout in his new role as the club's player-manger.

    1986 - Pinch-hitting in the eighth inning of a 9-5 loss to the Padres at Riverfront Stadium, all-time hit leader Pete Rose makes his final major league appearance. The Reds player-manager, who will end his 24-year career with a .303 batting average, is struck out by future Hall of Famer Goose Gossage.

    1990 - In Chicago's 4-2 win over Texas, Carlton Fisk homers off Charlie Hough to become the all-time home run leader (with 187) in White Sox history and the all-time leader in home runs by a catcher (328).

    1992 - Kevin Gross, retiring 22 of the final 23 batters he faces on his wife's birthday, no-hits the Giants at Dodger Stadium, 2-0. The LA right-hander's no-no averts the team from being swept in a four-game series at home against the Giants for the first time in 69 years.


    1999 - Oriole reliever Jesse Orosco, 42, sets a major league mark pitching in his 1,072nd game passing Dennis Eckersley on the all-time career appearance list.

    2001 - After hitting a double, triple and homer, Blue Jay Jeff Frye elects to turn an apparent additional double in the 7th inning into a single making the infielder only the second player in Blue Jay history to hit for the cycle. Kelly Gruber, the other player to accomplish the feat for the franchise, makes it to the SkyDome in time to give an on-field hug after Frye's fourth at-bat.

    2002 - Homering in the seventh inning off Mariner stater James Baldwin, Yankee All-star Alfonso Soriano becomes the first second baseman to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season. Bobby Bonds is the only other Yankee to post a 30/30 season accomplishing the feat in 1975.

    2002 - Alex Rodriguez becomes the sixth player and the first infielder to compile five consecutive 40-home run seasons. The Rangers' shortstop joins Ralph Kiner (1947-51), Duke Snider (1953-57), Ken Griffey Jr (1996-2000), Sammy Sosa (1998-2002) and Babe Ruth (1926-32), who established the record with seven straight 40-homer seasons.

    2003 - Good grief, Peanuts character Charlie Brown joins late broadcaster Bob Prince, Negro League star Josh Gibson, former catcher Manny Sanguillen, and current shortstop Jack Wilson to be honored by the Pirates with a bobblehead doll give-away day. Almost ten percent of the nearly 18,000 Peanuts strips created by Charles Schulz focused on baseball.


    2003 - The Rally Monkey, the Angels' unofficial mascot, is honored for its contribution to last season's world championship with its own bobble head doll promotion. The Rally Monkey Bobble Belly joins other dolls given to fans this year paying tribute to Troy Glaus (2002 World Series MVP), Adam Kennedy (ALCS MVP), and Mike Scioscia (AL manager of the year) and will wear an Anaheim jersey with a name of a honored player on the back.


    2004 - As she enters Raley Field at 6:27 p.m., five year old Olivia Perez is honored by the River Cats as she becomes the four millionth fan in franchise history. The Triple A affiliate of the Oakland A’s reaches the milestone faster than any club in minor league baseball history.

    2005 - St. Louis announces the franchise has broken its single-season attendance record of 3.43 million set in 1989. The first-place Cardinals have sold 3.45 million tickets for the team’s farewell season at 40-year old Busch Stadium.

    2006 - For first time in big league history, both teams hit leadoff home runs in the first two innings of a game. In a 5-4 White Sox victory over Kansas City at U.S. Cellular Field, Royals batters David DeJesus and Emil Brown go deep leading off in the first and second inning respectively as does Pablo Ozuna and Jermaine Dye for Chicago.

    2008 - During the fifth inning of an 11-8 loss to the Twins at the Metrodome, Mariners' right-hander R. A. Dickey throws four wild pitches tying a major league record for WPs in one frame. Seattle backstop Kenji Johjima is also charged with a passed ball on another pitch thrown in the infamous inning.

    2008 - The Blue Jays set a team record for two-baggers slugging 10 doubles in a 15-4 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. With his 5-for-6 performance, Alex Rios ties a club mark becoming the third player in franchise history to hit four doubles in one game.

    2008 - In a pre-game 55-minute ceremony at Minute Maid Park, Craig Biggio becomes the ninth Astro to have his jersey number retired. The Smithtown, N.Y. native, who wore number 7, is the team's all-time leader in games (2,850) and seasons (20) played.


    2008 - Josh Hamilton becomes only the sixth major leaguer to be intentionally walked with the bases loaded. Rays' manager Joe Maddon's decision to give the Rangers' slugger a run-producing free pass in the ninth inning is successful when Tampa Bay goes on to win the game in Arlington, 7-4.

    2012 - Lugazi, Uganda becomes the first team from Africa to appear in the 66-year history of the Little League World Series when they are defeated by Aguadulce, Panama, 9-3. None of the African youths, who have become the darlings of the tournament, have been playing baseball for more than two years.

    2012 - The Boston Red Sox released Mark Prior.

    2012 - Clay Buchholz strikes out Adam Jones (looking), Matt Wieters (looking) and Chris Davis (swinging) on nine pitches in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Red Sox's 6-3 victory over Baltimore at Camden Yards. The immaculate inning thrown by the Red Sox right-hander marks the 47th time the feat has been accomplished in major league history, and the first for a Boston hurler since Pedro Martinez turned the trick in 2002.

    2012 - In his 1,000th major league game, Prince Fielder, with his two homers off Josh Beckett in the Tigers' 10-0 rout of Boston at Comerica Park, ends the day with 232 career round-trippers. The Detroit first baseman's dad, Cecil, also had the same total of big league home runs after playing in the same amount of games.

    2013 - Miguel Tejada is suspended for 105 games, one of the longest in baseball history, after he reportedly tested positive on multiple occasions this season for Adderall, an amphetamine used to treat attention-deficit disorder. The 39 year-old Royals infielder, a six-time All-Star, apologizes to the organization, his teammates and the Kansas City fans, explaining his medical condition requires medication, but that he was wrong to take it while re-applying for a Therapeutic Use Exemption.

    2013 - Clayton Kershaw blanks the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, 5-0, giving the Dodgers their first double-digit winning streak since 2006. The team's 42 victories in their last fifty games, including a 25-3 mark since the All-Star break, equals the 1941 Yankees and 1942 Cardinals for the best record for that span of games since 1900.

    2014 - Michael Cuddyer is the 30th player to hit for multiple cycles, but becomes only the third player to accomplish the feat in both the American and National League, joining Bob Watson (Astros, 1977, and Red Sox, 1979) and John Olerud (Mets, 1997, and Mariners, 2001). The rare baseball occurrence is completed with an eighth inning double off Reds reliever Manny Parra, who yielded three of the hits in the outfielder's first cycle in 2009, pitching for the Brewers in a game against the Twins.



    Baseball Birthdays on August 17...


    1861 - McFarland, Chris
    1866 - Harper, George
    1873 - Norton, Effie
    1874 - Keister, Bill
    1883 - Justis, Walt
    1888 - Molyneaux, Vince
    1891 - Reilly, Arch
    1891 - Powell, Jack
    1892 - Rawlings, Johnny
    1896 - McWeeny, Doug
    1897 - Lennon, Ed
    1897 - Bradshaw, Joe
    1900 - Pence, Elmer
    1901 - Embrey, Slim

    1904 - Walsh, Augie
    1905 - Watwood, Johnny

    1906 - Walker, Hub
    1908 - Durham, Ed

    1910 - McLaughlin, Pat
    1913 - York, Rudy

    1918 - Nevel, Ernie
    1919 - Hausmann, Clem
    1920 - Bickford, Vern
    1923 - Clyde, Tom
    1923 - Markell, Duke
    1924 - Ciaffone, Larry
    1930 - Varner, Buck
    1933 - Davenport, Jim
    1936 - Buzhardt, John

    1937 - Segui, Diego
    1938 - Lines, Dick
    1941 - Powell, Boog
    1943 - Turner, Ken
    1946 - Lockwood, Skip
    1948 - Parsons, Bill
    1950 - Johnson, Larry

    1950 - Lemanczyk, Dave
    1951 - Hobson, Butch
    1957 - Landrum, Bill
    1959 - Moronko, Jeff
    1959 - Wellman, Brad
    1963 - Fischer, Jeff
    1965 - Cole, Alex
    1966 - Barron, Tony
    1967 - Mann, Kelly
    1971 - Converse, Jim
    1971 - Posada, Jorge
    1972 - Abbott, Jeff

    1972 - Ramirez, Roberto
    1973 - Butler, Adam
    1974 - Liefer, Jeff

    1976 - Anderson, Matt
    1976 - Cervenak, Mike
    1976 - Valera, Yohanny
    1977 - Maroth, Mike
    1978 - Crozier, Eric
    1978 - Qualls, Chad
    1980 - Myers, Brett

    1980 - O'Connor, Mike
    1980 - Ridgway, Jeff
    1980 - Waters, Chris
    1982 - Metcalf, Travis
    1983 - Gosewisch, Tuffy
    1983 - Greene, Tyler

    1983 - Pedroia, Dustin
    1983 - Perez, Luis
    1987 - Neal, Thomas
    1990 - Farmer, Kyle
    1991 - Overton, Dillon
    1993 - Caratini, Victor
    1993 - Winker, Jesse
   


    Baseball Deaths on August 17...


    1914 - Steinfeldt, Harry
    1920 - Chapman, Ray
    1930 - Maskrey, Harry
    1934 - Potts, Dan
    1940 - Baker, Bock
    1950 - O'Connor, Paddy
    1950 - Gilman, Pit
    1951 - Wylie, Ren
    1951 - Crandall, Doc
    1961 - McCandless, Jack
    1964 - Felsch, Happy

    1967 - Caldwell, Ray
    1968 - More, Forrest
    1969 - Shellenback, Frank

    1974 - Barrett, Johnny
    1975 - Schulte, Jack
    1976 - Tooley, Bert
    1980 - Iott, Hooks
    1980 - Goldman, Jonah
    1982 - Meixell, Moxie
    1986 - Vick, Sammy
    1989 - Frankhouse, Fred
    1993 - Sima, Al

    1998 - Lipon, Johnny
    1999 - Heflin, Randy
    2002 - Bloodworth, Jimmy
    2007 - Sanders, Dee
    2009 - Williams, Davey
    2013 - Craig, Rod
    2013 - Harshman, Jack

    2014 - Teed, Dick
    2016 - Arlin, Steve


                     


           


     


     


       


                   


       







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August 17, 1990 - White Sox backstop Carlton Fisk breaks Johnny Bench's record for home runs by a catcher hitting his 328th in a game two of a twilight doubleheader vs. the Rangers at Arlington Stadium. The White Sox win this game 4-2 after losing the opener 1-0 in 13 innings.

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Today In White Sox History - August 17th




 

August 17, 2006 - For first time in big league history, both teams hit leadoff home runs in the first two innings of a game. In a 5-4 White Sox victory over Kansas City at U.S. Cellular Field, Royals batters David DeJesus and Emil Brown go deep leading off in the first and second inning respectively as does Pablo Ozuna and Jermaine Dye for Chicago.

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    On August 18 in Baseball History...


    1886 - St. Louis Maroons owner Henry Lucas quits baseball, announcing that the club has cost him $27,000 in three years.

    1892 - In the course of a 13-4 win over Baltimore, Browns left fielder Cliff Carroll attempts to field a ground ball. He misjudges it, and the ball becomes lodged in his shirt pocket. Before he can extricate it, the Oriole batter makes it to third base. St. Louis owner Chris Von der Ahe is so incensed that he fines Carroll $50 and suspends him without pay for the rest of the season. The league rejects Carroll's appeal.

    1906 - Willie Keeler is struck out for only the second time this season, both times by spitballer Ed Walsh of the White Sox.


    1909 - Giants player-coach Arlie Latham steals second base in New York's 14-1 win over the Phillies. At 49, he's the oldest major leaguer ever to steal a base.

    1913 - The Cubs stroke nine straight hits (6 singles, 2 doubles and a home run) off reliever Erskine Mayer in the top of the ninth inning at the Baker Bowl. Chicago's late offensive barrage produces six runs helping the team to coast to an easy 10-4 victory over the Phillies. (Many sites erroneously list this game as being played on Aug. 19th with Grover Alexander giving up the big inning)

    1915 - The new Braves Field opens in Boston. An estimated 46,500 jam the park to see the Braves beat the Cards 3-1. Ground was broken for the new 40,000 seat facility in March.

    1931 - Lou Gehrig is hitless in Detroit, as he plays his 1,000th consecutive game. He is 307 short of Everett Scott's record streak.

    1940 - Jimmy Powers, sports editor of the Sunday New York Daily News, causes a flap when he suggests the Yankees' poor play this season can be attributed to "a mass polio epidemic" contracted from Lou Gehrig. The former Yankee first baseman and his roommate, Bill Dickey, file suit resulting in the newspaper to apologize and retract its story at the end of next month.

    1943 - Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd and final game, all with the Giants, as he beats the Pirates, 3-2. He will retire at the end of the year and take over the farm system for the Giants, which is down to two teams due to the war.

    1948 - The Indians' streak of not giving up a run is extended to 30 innings when Sam Zoldak tosses a nine-hit shutout against St. Louis. Cleveland right-fielder Allie Clark scores all of the Tribe's run in the 3-0 victory played at Cleveland Stadium.

    1956 - In their 13-4 victory at Crosley Field, the Reds hit eight home runs (Bob Thurman [3] Ted Kluszewski [2] Frank Robinson [2] and Wally Post [1] ) to tie a major league mark. The Braves add two more to set a National League mark for total homers for a nine inning game.

    1959 - Branch Rickey resigns as chairman of the Pirates to become president of the Continental League, which never plays a game.

    1960 - Facing just 27 batters, Lew Burdette pitches a 1-0 no-hitter against the Phillies. Tony Gonzalez, the only Phil to reach base, is hit by a Burdette pitch in the fifth inning but a double play erases him. The Milwaukee pitcher also scores the only run of the game.

    1960 - In a Midwest League contest, Bob Sprout throws a seven-inning no-hitter striking out 22 batters as the Decatur Commodores defeat the Waterloo Hawks, 3–0. The 18-year-old minor league southpaw will pitch in just one big league game appearing with the Angels in 1961.

    1962 - The game against Baltimore is delayed twice when Indians' starting pitcher Pedro Ramos is asked to change his uniform, with the right-hander complying to the request by first changing his shirt, then returning to the Memorial Stadium locker room for a different jersey and hat. The umpires suspect the Cleveland right-hander is doctoring the baseball.

    1965 - After hitting a ball on top of the pavilion at Sportman's Park, Braves outfielder Hank Aaron is denied a homer when Chris Pelekoudas calls him out. The home plate umpire's decision is influenced by Cardinal catcher Bob Uecker, who is jumping up and down insisting the eventual home champion had stepped out of the batter's box. Nevertheless, the Braves won the game 6-2.

    1965 - In a 3-2 win over the Red Sox, Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson hits into his third triple play against Boston, tying the record of George Sisler.

    1967 - A baseball tragedy occurs when Tony Conigliaro of the Red Sox is beaned by the Angels' Jack Hamilton. Hit on the left cheekbone, just below the eye socket, Conigliaro will miss the rest of 1967 and all of 1968 and will never come close to the Hall of Fame potential displayed during his first three seasons.. He was hitting .267 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI in 95 games.

    1972 - After playing in 414 games and accumulating over 1500 career at-bats, Phillies' shortstop Larry Bowa hits his first major league home run, an inside-the-park round-tripper at Veterans Stadium. The 26 year-old infielder, who will go deep only 15 times in his 16-year career, will not hit a homer over a wall until the beginning of the 1974 season.

    1975 - Earl Averill, Bucky Harris, Billy Herman, 'Judy' Johnson and Ralph Kiner are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

    1977 - Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his fifth one-hitter, tying the National League record, as he blanks the Giants 7-0. The lone hit is Marc Hill's two-out single in the eighth.

    1979 - In a 6-5 victory at Veterans Stadium, Giants' first baseman Willie McCovey hits his 505th home run off Larry Christenson establishing him as the National League all-time left-handed home run leader. Southpaw swinger Eddie Mathews had previously led the NL collecting 504 round-trippers playing for the Braves and Astros, adding another nine for Detroit in the American League at the end of his 17-year career.

    1982 - Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies made his 13,941st plate appearance in a 5-3 victory over the Houston Astros to move into first place on the career list ahead of Hank Aaron.

    1982 - The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1. It was the second longest game in Cubs' history. The Wrigley Field contest, which is played over two days, takes a Dusty Baker sacrifice fly and 21 innings to complete.

    1983 - In the continuation of the Pine Tar Game, Hal McRae strikes out and Dan Quisenberry retires the Yankees in order in the bottom of the ninth to preserve Kansas City's 5-4 victory. The conclusion takes just 12 minutes (and 16 pitches) and, as the only game scheduled at the Stadium, is witnessed by a crowd of 1,245.

    1989 - Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green (5th place, 56-65) as the Yankee manager. It is the 17th time the team has changed skippers during George Steinbrenner's 17-year tenure as the club's owner.

    1989 - The Orioles' Cal Ripken passes Steve Garvey for the third-longest consecutive games streak by playing in his 1,208th straight game.

    1989 - With his third-inning single off Jim Clancy, Jerome Walton extends his consecutive-game hitting streak to 28 games in a 6-5 loss to Houston at the Astrodome. The 24-year old freshman outfielder ties a modern Cubs' record established by Ron Santo in 1966.

    1995 - In spite of a Braves' rally in the ninth, Tom Henke records his 300th career save when the Cardinals edge Atlanta, 4-3. The Kansas City native becomes the seventh pitcher in major league history to reach this milestone.

    1995 - The Chicago White Sox released Atlee Hammaker.

    1996 - 24-year old Greg Norton makes his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox. Norton entered the game in the 8th inning as a pinch runner for designated hitter Harold Baines.  Norton would score on a single by Tony Phillips. Norton would nether bat or play in the field in this 8-7 win by the Brewers at County Stadium on Milwaukee.

    1997 - The Baltimore Orioles traded Juan Bautista to the Chicago White Sox completing trade in which the Chicago White Sox traded Harold Baines to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for a player to be named later (July 29, 1997).


    1998 - Greg Maddux wins his 200th career game as the Braves beat the Giants, 8-4. All of Atlanta's nine hits in the game were doubles.

    2000 - After beating out a potential double play ball to prolong a five-run ninth inning rally which ties the game, Angel centerfielder Darin Erstad makes a 10th inning game-saving catch and follows it with a game-winning homer in the 11th to beat the Yankees, 9-8.

    2000 - Tim Salmon becomes the franchise leader in home runs with his fourth-inning solo shot off Roger Clemens in the Angels' eventual 9-8 extra-inning victory over New York at Yankee Stadium. The Anaheim DH's 223rd career round-tripper surpasses Brian Downing's total, who had established the Halo mark in 1990.

    2000 - The Chicago White Sox signed Ken Hill as a free agent.


    2002 - In a pregame ceremony, Tommy Agee is inducted posthumously into the Mets Hall of Fame. The Mets' center fielder (1968-72) is best remembered for his two great catches in Game 3 of the 1969 World Series.

    2004 - The Spokane Indians (Texas Rangers) edge the Tri-City Dust Devils (Colorado Rockies) 2-1 in 23 innings. The Northwest League game, which lasted 6 hours, 37 minutes, was scoreless for 19 innings and suspended in a 1-1 tie in the 21st inning the previous night.

    2006 - At Fenway Park, the Yankees beat the Red Sox in the night cap to complete a day-night doubleheader sweep. The 14-11 slugfest, in which the Al East Division rivals bang out a total of 34 hits, takes 4 hours and 45 minutes to play making it the longest nine-inning game in big league history. A team scores in nine of the 18 half-innings.

    2006 - Mike Lieberthal passes Red Dooin to become the Phillies’ all-time leader in games as a catcher. The former Philadelphia backstop, who caught 1,124 games from 1902-14, is given credit for being the first catcher to wear shinguards (1906) and as player-manager (1914) tried but failed to convince owner William Barker to buy three promising players from Baltimore’s International League franchise, which included a pitcher named Babe Ruth.

    2006 - Blanking the Mariners for seven innings innings at Angel Stadium, Jered Weaver joins Whitey Ford (Yankees, 1950) to become only the second American League rookie to begin a career with nine straight victories as a starter. The 23-year old Angel hurler will need to win his next four games to match Hooks Wiltse (Giants, 1904) who started his freshman season with 13 consecutive wins.

    2006 - Alfonso Soriano becomes the third player in big league history to compile four seasons of 30 homers and 30 stolen bases. With his second inning swipe of second base in a 6-4 victory over the Phillies, the Nationals outfielder joins Barry and Bobby Bonds in accomplishing the feat for the fourth time.

    2007 - Micah Owings, with two home runs, a double and a single, compiles 11 total bases in the Diamondbacks' 12-6 victory over the Braves, the most for a hurler since Braves right-hander Jim Tobin had 12 with his three homers in 1942. In addition to driving in six runs and scoring four times, the Arizona rookie tosses seven innings of three-hit ball to win his sixth game of the season.

    2010 - The front-running Braves acquire slugger Derrek Lee from the Cubs for three minor league pitchers. As a ten-year veteran, who had played at least five years with the same team, the 34-year-old first baseman rejected a trade to the Angels last month because he thought LA had too much of a deficit to make up in the AL West race.

    2011 - Mike Jacobs becomes the first professional baseball player to be suspended for testing positive for human growth hormone. The 30-year-old Rockies minor league first baseman, who has played for the Mets, Marlins and and Royals, is handed a 50-game suspension for his involvement with HGH.

    2012 - Adam Dunn becomes the 50th major leaguer to hit 400 career runs when he goes deep in the eighth inning with a two-run blast off Tim Collins in a White Sox loss to Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium. The 32 year-old Chicago first baseman joins Paul Konerko in reaching the milestone this season making them the first teammates in baseball history to hit their 400th round-tripper in the same year playing for the same team.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox released Emilio Bonifacio.


    2015 - The Red Sox hire Dave Dombrowski, who was replaced as the president and general manager of the Tigers earlier this month, to run the organization's baseball operations. Ben Cherington, after leading Boston to the World Series two seasons ago, declines to continue as the GM of the last-place team, but will assist during the club's transition.




    Baseball Birthdays on August 18...


    1857 - Wise, Sam
    1872 - Hickey, Eddie
    1874 - Harley, Dick
    1876 - Dorner, Gus
    1889 - Brady, Bill
    1890 - Weaver, Buck

    1891 - Gerber, Wally
    1892 - Knowlton, Bill
    1893 - Grimes, Burleigh
    1893 - Duffy, Bernie
    1897 - Brooks, Mandy
    1898 - Goldsmith, Hal
    1899 - Friberg, Bernie
    1908 - Peterson, Jim
    1913 - Heath, Tommy
    1915 - Lanier, Max
    1920 - Kennedy, Bob

    1927 - Bowman, Roger
    1934 - Consolo, Billy
    1934 - Clemente, Roberto
    1935 - Humphreys, Bob
    1939 - Azcue, Joe
    1940 - Popovich, Paul
    1944 - Ferraro, Mike
    1946 - Magnuson, Jim

    1947 - Guth, Bucky
    1947 - Palmer, Lowell
    1949 - Hudson, Charlie
    1955 - Benedict, Bruce
    1958 - Crow, Don
    1959 - Blocker, Terry
    1960 - LaValliere, Mike

    1961 - Howell, Jack
    1962 - Arnold, Scott
    1965 - Lawton, Marcus
    1966 - Zupcic, Bob

    1970 - Higginson, Bobby
    1971 - Lopez, Albie
    1974 - Durocher, Jayson
    1974 - Stowers, Chris
    1976 - Bowles, Brian
    1978 - Barry, Kevin
    1978 - Hensley, Matt
    1980 - Perry, Jason
    1981 - Johnson, Ben
    1981 - Misch, Pat
    1982 - Rupe, Josh

    1986 - Cruz, Tony
    1986 - Gattis, Evan
    1986 - Taylor, Andrew
    1987 - Wilson, Justin
    1988 - Smith, Chris
    1989 - Webb, Daniel

    1990 - Garcia, Yimi
    1992 - Hedges, Austin



    Baseball Deaths on August 18...


    1893 - Dundon, Ed
    1932 - LaChance, Candy
    1958 - Stimmel, Archie
    1961 - Leary, John
    1971 - McCloskey, Jim
    1972 - Hinrichs, Dutch
    1975 - Enright, Jack
    1976 - Irwin, Walt
    1978 - Harper, George
    1986 - Lanfranconi, Walt

      



       



                     








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    On August 19 in Baseball History...


    1900 - In Western League action, Rube Waddell throws two complete games as Milwaukee sweeps a doubleheader from the White Sox, 2-1 and 1-0. After throwing 17 innings in the first game, the colorful southpaw is coaxed by skipper Connie Mack, who promises him a few days off to go fishing to pitch the night cap, he hurls a five-inning one-hitter.


    1903 - The Phillies do not play a scheduled game for a unprecedented ninth consecutive time. None of the games from August 10 to 19 are played due to inclement weather.

    1911 - The Reds finally get to Christy Mathewson after 22 straight losses, beating him for the first time since May, 1908. Matty, after saving the 5-4 opener, starts the nightcap, goes five innings, and loses 7-4.

    1913 - The Chicago Cubs tagged Grover Alexander for nine straight hits and six runs in a 10-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

    1917 - Coaching third in a 1-1 game against Washington, Detroit's Ty Cobb gives Tiger base runner George Burns a shove when Burns stops at third on a long hit. Burns keeps going and scores the winning run for the Tigers. Clark Griffith protests, and Ban Johnson upholds him; the rules now ban coaches from touching a runner. The game is replayed, and Washington wins 2-0.

    1917 - In the first major league game ever played on Sunday in New York, the Reds beat the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 5-0. After the contest, managers John McGraw and Christy Mathewson are arrested for violating the blue laws which prohibits playing the national pastime on the Sabbath.

    1921 - At the age of 34, Ty Cobb becomes the youngest player to collect 3000 hits when he singles of off Red Sox hurler Elmer Myers. The 'Georgia Peach' will end his career with 4,191 hits, the most ever in the major leagues until Pete Rose surpasses the mark in 1985.

    1931 - Lefty Grove wins his 16th consecutive game, tying the American League record set by Walter Johnson and Joe Wood in 1912.

    1941 - Umpire Jocko Conlan ejects Pittsburgh Pirates manager Frankie Frisch from the second game of a doubleheader when he appears on the field with an umbrella to protest the playing conditions at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. The rainy argument is later portrayed in a famous oil painting by artist Norman Rockwell.

    1945 - Better known for his home run prowess, Hall of Fame slugger Jimmie Foxx starts and throws 7.2 innings giving up just 4 hits in the Phillies' 4-2 nightcap victory over Cincinnati at Shibe Park. The 37-year old corner infielder, playing in his final season, will take the mound a total of 9 times posting a remarkable 1.59 ERA during 22.2 innings of work for the last place team.

    1949 - The Phillies host 'Eddie Waitkus Night' at Shibe Park and showered their injured first baseman with gifts. The All-star infielder, in uniform for the first time since June, had been shot in the chest at Chicago's Edgewater Beach Hotel by Ruth Ann Steinhagen, an obsessed fan upset with his trade from the Cubs to Philadelphia.

    1951 - In his most interesting promotional stunt, Bill Veeck signs a three-foot, seven-inch midget, Eddie Gaedel, who goes to bat wearing the number 1/8 in the first inning of the nightcap with the Tigers. Lefty Bob Cain laughingly walks him on four pitches. Jim Delsing then pinch runs. Two days later the commissioner bars Eddie Gaedel from appearing in any more games.


    1955 - For the sixth consecutive season, Robin Roberts is a 20-game winner. The Phillies right-hander, who will finish the season with a 23-14 record, beats Don Newcombe and the first place Dodgers at Connie Mack Stadium, 3-2.

    1957 - Citing poor attendance as the reason, Giants' president Horace Stoneham, ignoring baseball's edict of banning announcements about relocation of franchises until after the World Series, informs the press the club has signed a lease to play its home games in San Francisco next season. The club's Board of Directors voted 8-1 approving the shift to the West Coast, with the only dissenting vote cast by M. Donald Grant, who will become the chairman of the Mets, an expansion team located in New York to fill the National League void created by the departure of the Giants and Dodgers to California.

    1963 - At Fenway Park, Dick Stuart's towering fly ball becomes an adventure for Indians' outfielder Vic Davalillo when it strikes the ladder attached to the wall above the scoreboard. After ricocheting off the fence, the ball bounces off the head of the center fielder, and before he can retrieve it, the slow-footed Red Sox first baseman crosses the plate for a very improbable inside-the-park home run in Boston's 8-3 loss to Cleveland.

    1965 - Reds pitcher Jim Maloney's second no-hit effort of 1965 is another 0-0 duel through nine innings, until Reds shortstop Leo Cardenas homers off the left field foul pole in the tenth at Wrigley Field. Jim Maloney's sets a no-hit record by allowing ten walks. He also fans twelve in Cincinnati's 1-0 win. Earlier in the season the Fresno native had also no-hit the Mets for ten innings, but lost the game in the eleventh when Johnny Lewis homered.


    1966 - After guiding the club to fourteen victories in their first fifteen games, Birdie Tebbetts, who will remain in the organization, resigns as the manager of the Indians. George Strickland will take over the third-place Cleveland team with a 66-57 record.

    1968 - In the top of the seventeenth inning at Shea Stadium, Ron Hunt's two out single scores Hal Lanier for the game’s only run as the Giants beat New York, 1-0.  Bobby Bolin throws the first 11 shutout innings, with reliever Frank Linzy getting the victory and Mike McCormick picking up a save.

    1969 - At Wrigley Field, Ken Holtzman no-hits the Braves, 3-0 with Ron Santo's first inning homer off Phil Niekro providing all of the Cubs' runs. It is the fifth no-hitter of the season, and the first since 1923 (Sad Sam Jones) in which no strikeouts are recorded.

    1989 - Cubs' center fielder Jerome Walton extends his hitting streak to 29 games in an 8-4 loss to Houston at the Astrodome. With his seventh-inning single, the 24-year old rookie establishes the longest consecutive-game hit streak in modern franchise history, surpassing the mark set by Ron Santo in 1966.

    1990 - Bobby Thigpen records his 40th save when he pitches a perfect ninth inning in the White Sox's 4-2 victory over Texas at Arlington Stadium. The right-handed reliever becomes only the eighth closer in major league history to reach the milestone.


    1992 - Bret Boone made history when he became part of the first three-generation family to play in major league baseball. Boone is the grandson of Ray Boone, who played from 1948-60, and son of Bob Boone, from 1972-90. Bret, 23, started at second base for the Seattle Mariners against Baltimore.

    1997 - Wade Boggs makes his pitching debut throwing 16 knuckleballs and one fastball in a 12-4 loss to the Angels at Anaheim Stadium. The Yankee third baseman, a future Hall of Famer, hurls a scoreless eighth inning giving up no hits, walking one batter and striking out Todd Greene swinging to end the frame.


    2000 - For only the third time in major league history and second this season by the Yankees, a team is credited with three sacrifice flies in one inning. Bronx Bombers Jorge Posada, Scott Brosius and Clay Bellinger join teammates Jose Vizcaino, Tino Martinez and Bernie Williams (June 29, 2000) and the White Sox trio of Juan Pizarro, Nellie Fox and Al Smith who accomplished the feat against the Indians (July 1, 1962).


    2004 - Pitching a perfect bottom of the ninth inning, John Smoltz establishes the franchise record with his 142nd save in a Braves uniform. The right-handed reliever surpasses Gene Garber as Atlanta beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles, 6-5.

    2005 - A new internship, announced by the independent minor league team, the Brockton Rox will be dedicated in the memory of the Emerson journalism student accidently killed by the Boston police during a near riot around Fenway Park after the Red Sox beat the Yankees to win the pennant. "The Victoria Snelgrove Media Internship" which will be awarded to an aspiring journalist will host pre- and post-game radio shows, hopefully will focus attention on the senseless violence that sometimes follows sporting contests.

    2005 - Losing to the A’s at Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum, 4-0, the Royals establish a franchise record by losing their 19th consecutive game and tie the club’s mark by dropping its 12 straight road game. The 38-82 squad needs two more defeats to match American League record of 21 losses accomplished by the 1988 Orioles, and four more will tie the major league mark of 23 endured by 1961 Phillies.

    2006 - In an effort to bolster their starting rotation as the team makes a run for the NL wild card, the Phillies acquire Jamie Moyer and cash from the Mariners for two minor league righties named Andrew; Baldwin and Barb. The 43-year-old veteran southpaw compiled a 6-12 record with a 4.39 ERA for the struggling Mariners this season.

    2006 - John Hattig becomes the first person born in Guam to appear in a major league game. The 26-year old Toronto third baseman from Tamuning, who replaces Troy Glaus in the bottom of the fourth, bats clean-up and strikes out looking in both his at bats in the Orioles' 15-0 rout of the Blue Jays.

    2007 - John Smoltz becomes the Braves' all-time strikeout leader when Diamondbacks' third baseman Mark Reynolds becomes the 40-year old right hander's 2,913th victim. Phil Niekro previously established the franchise record pitching for the club in Milwaukee and Atlanta for twenty seasons (1964 to 1983).

    2007 - At the Metrodome, Johan Santana two-hits the Rangers over eight innings striking out 17 batters to establish a Twins team record for strikeouts in a game. Designated hitter Sammy Sosa collects both hits for Texas.

    2008 - Not wanting to be a distraction to the team, B.J. Upton apologizes to the Rays for a “mental lapse” on the bases in which he was thrown out at second base on what many believed should have been an easy double. The 23-year old center fielder has been benched three times in the past two weeks for not hustling for his first-place club.

    2008 - The Nationals lose their 11th consecutive game dropping a 5-4 decision to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The streak is the team's longest skid since they moving to Washington from Montreal prior to the 2005 season.

    2008 - The Dodgers reacquired Greg Maddux (6-9, 3.99) from the Padres for cash and two minor leaguers to be named or an additional monetary sum. The 42-year-old future Hall of Fame right-hander, obtained to help the club down the stretch run, played in LA for part of the 2006 season winning six of nine decisions.

    2008 - Kevin Gracie, an Ellicott City, Maryland native becomes the 50 millionth fan to attend a game at Oriole Park. As a result, the 24-year-old second-year University of Baltimore law student wins five years worth of season tickets as well as a cash prize of $50,000.

    2010 - The Cardinals obtain third baseman Pedro Feliz from the Astros in exchange for minor league pitcher David Carpenter. The Redbirds replace a slumping Felipe Lopez, a fill in for the injured David Freese at the hot corner, with the 35-year-old veteran, good-fielding infielder.

    2012 - Gio Gonzalez, with his 16th victory, sets a team record when Washington beats New York, 5-2, at Nationals Park. The 26 year-old southpaw, obtained in an offseason trade with Oakland, surpasses Livan Hernandez, who in 1995 posted a 15-10 record in the Nats' inaugural season in the nation's capital.

    2012 - In Washington, D.C., play comes to a stop in the bottom of the sixth inning of the National game against the Mets when a praying mantis is discovered in the outfield at Nationals Park. The contest continues after New York outfielder Andres Torres carefully picks up the beneficial insect and gently hands it over to a member of the Nats ground crew.

    2013 - The Boston Red Sox released Jose Contreras.

    2015 - The Philadelphia Phillies traded Chase Utley and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Darnell Sweeney and John Richy.



    Baseball Birthdays on August 19...


    1863 - Stephens, Clarence
    1870 - Williams, Tom
    1878 - Milligan, Billy
    1884 - Kelly, Speed
    1886 - Ferguson, George
    1888 - Murphy, Mike
    1891 - Hill, Herbert
    1891 - DeVormer, Al

    1891 - McAuley, Ike
    1892 - Faircloth, Rags
    1893 - Shaw, Jim
    1903 - Crabtree, Estel
    1906 - Carleton, Tex
    1910 - Donald, Atley
    1912 - Rock, Les
    1915 - Nagel, Bill

    1928 - Finigan, Jim
    1935 - Richardson, Bobby
    1937 - Lehew, Jim
    1941 - Lasher, Fred
    1949 - Mitchell, Paul
    1950 - Phillips, Mike
    1951 - Gomez, Luis
    1952 - Blackwell, Tim
    1954 - Baldwin, Reggie
    1955 - Yost, Ned
    1955 - Harper, Terry
    1955 - Martinez, Silvio

    1956 - Roenicke, Ron
    1957 - Meyer, Scott
    1958 - Gaetti, Gary
    1958 - DeLeon, Luis
    1960 - Randall, Sap

    1960 - Darling, Ron
    1961 - Ciardi, Mark
    1966 - Williams, Woody
    1967 - Fredrickson, Scott
    1969 - Franco, Matt
    1969 - Jimenez, Miguel
    1970 - Tam, Jeff
    1972 - Hansen, Jed
    1973 - Reames, Britt
    1974 - Cooper, Brian
    1975 - Sosa, Juan
    1977 - White, Matt
    1979 - Capuano, Chris
    1979 - Cherry, Rocky
    1980 - Cormier, Lance
    1981 - Brito, Eude
    1982 - Hardy, J.J.
    1984 - Carvajal, Marcos
    1985 - Fields, Joshua
    1986 - Adams, Austin



    Baseball Deaths on August 19...

    1897 - McKeever, Jim
    1908 - Bushong, Doc
    1924 - Keister, Bill
    1926 - Cobb, George
    1937 - Congalton, Bunk
    1942 - Duryea, Jesse
    1946 - McKinney, Bob
    1948 - Odwell, Fred
    1951 - Hanson, Ollie
    1952 - McAvoy, George
    1963 - Zamloch, Carl
    1965 - Jacobus, Larry
    1969 - Carrasquel, Alex

    1969 - Hollison, John
    1974 - Bergamo, Augie
    1976 - Walker, Johnny
    1977 - Klinger, Bob
    1977 - Wortman, Chuck
    1999 - Fondy, Dee
    2014 - Mayo, Jackie



         



       












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On August 20 in Baseball History..
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1910 - Washington's Carl Cashion pitched a six-inning no-hitter to give the Senators a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the second game of a doubleheader.

1915 - The White Sox obtain Joe Jackson from Cleveland in exchange for outfielder Braggo Roth, outfielder Larry Chappell, pitcher Ed Klepfer, and $31,500.

1919 - Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak in which he collected 155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 batting average. The previous record was 49 by Oakland's Jack Ness (Pacific Coast League) in 1915.

1938 - At Cleveland’s Union Terminal Tower, a record is establish for catching baseballs thrown from a high altitude as Indians’ backstops Frankie Pytlak and Hank Hel catch balls dropped an estimated 708 feet. The spheres, dropped from the 52nd floor of second-tallest building in the world, is said to travel at an average speed of 140 mph during its descent.

1938 - In the Yankees' 11-3 rout of the A’s at Shibe Park, first baseman Lou Gehrig hits the final grand slam of his career. The first inning blast, given up by Philadelphia’s right-hander Buck Ross, extends the ‘Iron Horse’s major league record for bases-loaded home runs to 23.

1939 - After dropping the opener to Chicago, 9-5, the Pirates snap a twelve game losing streak with a 5-0 victory in the nightcap. Max Butcher goes the distance in the shortened six-inning game, limiting the visitors to just two hits in the Forbes Field contest.

1945 - Dodger shortstop Tommy Brown becomes the youngest player (17 years, 8 months and 14 days) in major league history to hit a home run. The round-tripper by 'Buckshot', who started his career as a 16 year-old high school student, will be the only run Brooklyn scores off 30-year old Pirates' southpaw Preacher Roe, who goes the distance in the 11-1 rout of the home team at Ebbets Field.

1946 - Prior to the start of the game against the Senators in Washington, using the U.S. Army's Sky Screen Chronograph, Bob Feller's fastball is clocked at 98.6 miles-per-hour breaking Yankees' hurler Atley Donald's 1939 speed record of 94.7 mph.

1947 - The Boston Braves hit a million attendance for the first time.

1948 - The Indians draw 78,382 at Municipal Stadium as Satchel Paige blanks the White Sox for the fourth consecutive shutout by Cleveland hurlers. Besides Paige, Gene Bearden, Sam Zoldak, and Bob Lemon had shutouts.


1953 - The Browns beat the Baltimore Orioles, the city's AAA minor league team, 8-2, in an exhibition game played in front of small crowd of 10,861 at Municipal Stadium. Undaunted by low turnout of fans for the contest against the International League team, St. Louis owner Bill Veeck will seek and be given permission to shift his franchise to the Charm City, a move denied by the American League owners last year.

1957 - In the nightcap of a doubleheader, Robert Keegen throws the White Sox's first no-hitter in twenty years beating the Senators, 6-0. The Comiskey Park no-no is the first one thrown at night in franchise history.

1958 - Out of catchers, the Cubs put left-handed first baseman Dale Long behind the plate in the opener against the Pirates. He is the first lefty backstop since 1906. The Cubs lose 4-2, then win the nightcap 5-1 with Long back at first base.

1961 - In the second game of a doubleheader, the Phillies snap a 23-game losing streak by beating the Braves, 7-4. The victory establishes a new record for most consecutive losses by a major league team.

1964 - On the New York team bus following a 5-0 White Sox win, Phil Linz begins to play Mary Had a Little Lamb on his harmonica. Manager Yogi Berra orders Linz to stop, then slaps the instrument out of his hands when he continues playing. The incident is reported as indicating dissension on the club and Berra's lack of control, as well as the level of Linz's humor.


1965 - Eddie Mathews hits his 28th home run as the Braves win 4-3 at Pittsburgh. The duo of Mathews and Hank Aaron, 1954-1965, becomes the top home run tandem in major league history, passing the Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig total of 772 home runs while playing together.

1967 - In the first game of a twin bill in Boston, switch-hitter Reggie Smith, in an 12-2 rout of the Angels, becomes the first Red Sox player to blast a home run from each side of the plate. Until today, the feat had never been accomplish by any Fenway Park batter.

1967 - In the night cap of a doubleheader at Fenway Park, the Red Sox rally from an eight-run deficit to beat the Angels, 9-8. The big blow is Carl Yastrzemski's fifth inning three-run homer, his second of the day, having gone deep with two men on in the first game.

1974 - In an 18-8 rout of the Cubs, the Dodgers collect 24 hits and set a club record with 48 total bases including Davey Lopes' three home runs, double and single. The Dodger second baseman's 15 total bases is the most ever for a leadoff hitter.

1974 - At Anaheim Stadium, Angel hurler Nolan Ryan throws a ball that is "officially" clocked at 100.9 miles per hour by the Guinness Book of World Records. The right-hander's pitch, thrown in a losing effort against Detroit, is listed as fastest pitch ever thrown in major league baseball.

1974 - Nolan Ryan of the California Angels struck out 19 in a 1-0, 11-inning loss to the Detroit Tigers, marking the third time during the season Ryan struck out 19 in a game.

1978 - In the visitors' clubhouse at Shea Stadium, Dodger Blue becomes black and blue when Steve Garvey confronts teammate Don Sutton about Washington Post story in which the pitcher is critical of of him. After right-hander confirms he had made the comments, the argument becomes physical when an inappropriate remark is made about the first baseman's wife.

1980 - Dan Spilner's bid for a no-hitter against the White Sox is spoiled by Leo Sutherland's single with one out in the ninth inning. The 28-year old Indian right-hander will get the next two outs and settle for a one-hit, 3-0 victory over Chicago at Comiskey Park.


1980 - Pittsburgh's Omar Moreno steals his 70th base of the season, becoming the first player this century with three consecutive 70-steal seasons. The fleet outfielder swiped 71 in 1978, 77 in 1979, and will finish 1980 with a career-high 96.

1985 - Dwight Gooden fans 16 batters on the way to his 13th consecutive victory, 5-0 over the Giants, raising his season strikeout total to 208. Gooden (19-3) and Herb Score are the only pitchers this century to strike out 200 batters in each of their first two seasons.

1989 - Howard Johnson hits his 30th home run of the season in the Mets' 5-4 loss to the Dodgers. Ho Jo joins Bobby Bonds and Willie Mays as the only players to achieve 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in two different seasons.

1989 - It's a busy day on the trading block for the Mets as they send popular outfielder Mookie Wilson to the Blue Jays for pitcher Jeff Musselman and minor leaguer Michael Brady. New York also gets Frank Viola from the Twins for pitchers Rick Aguilera, David West, and Kevin Tapani and two minor leaguers.

1995 - Jose Mesa of the Cleveland Indians picked up his 37th save in 37 opportunities, setting a major league record as the Indians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5.

1998 - Mark McGwire becomes the first player in major league history to hit 50 home runs in three consecutive years. His home run off Willie Blair helps the Cardinals to a 2-0 win over the Mets. He adds No. 51 in the second game of the doubleheader at Shea Stadium, but the Mets prevail 5-4.

2000 - The winningest pitcher in franchise history is honored by the Yankees during Whitey Ford Day ceremonies at Yankee Stadium. The crafty lefty holds the team record for victories (236), innings pitched (3,170 1/3), strikeouts (1,956) and shutouts (45).

2002 - A judge issues a temporary restraining order preventing the sale of Barry Bonds' 600th career home run ball hit into the Pacific Bell Park stands on August 9. Jay Arsenault, who allegedly promised friends after being given a game ticket to split any monetary gains if he caught the historic baseball, has been ordered to appear in court for hearing on September 5 along with the prized souvenir.

2004 - The Seattle Mariners signed Bill Simas as a free agent.

2005 - Using the equivalent of a 98-miles-per-hour major league fastball, 12-year old Kalen Pimentel ties a Little League World Series record for strikeouts in a six-inning game. The 12-year old from Rancho Buena Vista strikes out 18 Owensboro batters (all of the recorded outs) as his team coasts to 7-2 victory in the pool play of the tournament.

2005 - The Royals snap their 19-game losing streak beating the A's in Oakland, 2-1. The skid ends two games shy of the of the American League record of 21 straight defeats established by the Orioles in 1988.

2007 - The Chicago White Sox signed Mike Myers as a free agent.


2008 - Umpires sign an agreement which will allow major league baseball to start using instant replay to help determine boundary calls, such as determining fair or foul fly balls and difficult home run rulings. No exact date has been set for the start of using replays, but installation of the necessary equipment has been taking place in ballparks, with the hope of starting later this month.

2008 - After the Angels score the potential winning run in the top of the inning of an eventual 5-4 victory over the Rays, Francisco Rodriguez pitches a perfect ninth to record his 48th save, establishing a new franchise record. The right-hander closer had set the previous team mark with 47 saves in 2006.

2010 - The New York Yankees traded Zach McAllister to the Cleveland Indians completing trade in which the Cleveland Indians traded Austin Kearns to the New York Yankees in exchange for a player to be named later (July 30, 2010).

2012 - The official first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Major League Baseball All-Stars Forever stamps take place at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY. The very popular philatelic series based on historic photographs honors Yankee Joe DiMaggio; Larry Doby of the Indians; Pirate Willie Stargell of the Pirates and Red Sox legend Ted Williams.

2013 - The Cleveland Indians released Daisuke Matsuzaka.

2014 - The Chicago White Sox released Charlie Leesman.





Baseball Birthdays on August 20...

1855 - Pierson, Dave
1869 - Gibson, Robert
1869 - Bonner, Frank
1880 - Smith, Bull
1881 - McLane, Ed
1882 - McCloskey, John
1886 - Woodburn, Gene
1887 - Reynolds, Ross
1891 - Hovlik, Ed
1895 - Schneider, Pete
1906 - Crowley, Ed
1906 - Riley, Lee
1907 - Bell, Beau
1907 - Garibaldi, Art
1908 - Lopez, Al
1909 - Jakucki, Sig
1910 - Crouch, Bill
1919 - Harrist, Earl

1924 - Zuverink, George
1925 - Miggins, Larry
1936 - Cook, Cliff
1942 - Norman, Fred
1943 - Kurtz, Hal
1944 - Nettles, Graig
1952 - Rautzhan, Lance
1952 - Cuellar, Bobby
1953 - Dumoulin, Dan
1956 - Finch, Joel
1957 - Buice, De Wayne
1960 - Langston, Mark
1960 - Wojna, Ed
1960 - Brunansky, Tom
1963 - Sanchez, Israel
1963 - Daniels, Kal
1963 - Cecena, Jose
1963 - Arnsberg, Brad
1967 - Benes, Andy
1968 - Rogers, Kevin
1969 - Holzemer, Mark
1971 - Clapinski, Chris
1972 - Porzio, Mike

1973 - Helton, Todd
1973 - Paniagua, Jose

1976 - Kingsale, Gene
1977 - Pearce, Josh
1977 - Taylor, Aaron
1978 - Schroder, Chris
1978 - Tucker, T.J.
1979 - Gracesqui, Franklyn
1979 - Sullivan, Cory
1983 - Broadway, Lance

1984 - Hoffmann, Jamie
1985 - DeWitt, Blake
1985 - Hague, Matt
1989 - Cole, Taylor



Baseball Deaths on August 20...

1886 - Blaisdell, Dick
1908 - Honan, Marty
1916 - Stafford, Bob
1926 - McVey, Cal
1948 - Blair, Walter
1950 - Zmich, Ed
1952 - Owens, Red
1952 - Pettigrew, Ned
1960 - Perring, George
1975 - Miller, Jake

1980 - Hermann, Al
1982 - Johnson, Hank
1985 - Fieber, Clarence

1995 - Kennedy, Bill
1995 - McDaniel, Von
1998 - Sington, Fred
1998 - Host, Gene






                 



       



   





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This Date In White Sox History - August 20th






 

August 20, 1957 - In the nightcap of a doubleheader, Bob Keegen throws the White Sox's first no-hitter in twenty years beating the Senators, 6-0. The Comiskey Park no-no is the first one thrown at night in franchise history.

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    On August 21 in Baseball History...


    1881 - With his team already ahead in the eighth inning, 5-0, White Stockings (Cubs) outfielder Abner Dalrymple becomes the first player to be intentionally walked with the bases loaded. The run-producing free pass is given up by Buffalo Bisons' right-hander Jack Lynch in an eventual 11-2 Chicago victory.

    1883 - In the most decisive shutout in major league history, the Philadelphia Quakers rout the Providence Grays 28-0.

    1902 - Joe McGinnity of the National League's Baltimore Orioles is thrown out of the league for punching and spitting at an umpire. Due to his popularity, 'Iron Man Mike' will be quickly reinstated.

    1908 - On the third try, Senator Gabby Street catches a ball thrown from the top of the Washington Monument. Scientists estimated the 555-foot drop the ball traveled had a force between 200 and 300 pounds.

    1917 - Now with Philadelphia, Chief Bender, 34, pitches his third straight shutout, winning 6-0 over the Cubs. In his last active season, Bender will turn in four shutouts, finishing 8-2 with a 1.67 ERA.

    1919 - Phillies catcher Bert Adams has a stellar day behind the plate recording ten putouts and five assists. The weak-hitting backstop's outstanding defense doesn't prevent Philadelphia from dropping a 5-1 decision to Chicago at the Baker Bowl.

    1926 - Ted Lyons of the Chicago White Sox pitched a no-hitter over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, winning 6-0 in a quick 1 hour, 7 minutes.


    1931 - Babe Ruth becomes the first major leaguer to hit 600 career home runs when the Yankees defeat the Browns, 11-7. The 36-year old slugger hit the milestone round-tripper off right-hander George Blaeholder.

    1932 - Defeating the Senators, 11-5, at Washington's Griffith Stadium, Indians' hurler Wes Ferrell becomes the first pitcher in this century to win 20 or more games in each of his first four seasons. The Greensboro, NC native, who will post a 23-12 record this season, won 21, 25, and 22 games for Cleveland during the past three years.

    1935 - At Braves Field, Cardinals' first baseman Ripper Collins does not make a putout during the 13-3 nine-inning loss to Boston. The St. Louis infielder, who will also not make a putout playing first for the Cubs in a game against Brooklyn in 1937, is the only player to have accomplished the very rare feat twice in the major leagues.

    1947 - The first Little League World Series tournament is held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Maynard Midgets of Williamsport, with a tourney batting average of .625, win the World Series 16-7.

    1948 - Aaron Robinson homers in the ninth inning off Bob Lemon to help the White Sox beat the Indians 3-2. The run breaks the 47-inning scoreless streak by Indians pitchers. Baltimore will extend the record in 1974 to 54 innings.


    1949 - A barrage of bottles from the Philadelphia stands as protest of a decision by umpire George Barr over a trapped line drive by Richie Ashburn results in the first forfeiture in the major leagues in seven years. The Giants are leading 4-2 with one out in the ninth when the forfeit occurs.

    1951 - Major General Emmett O'Donnell is selected by the owners to be the new commissioner, but President Harry Truman overrules the decision stating the officer is needed in Korea in his post as commander of bombers.

    1962 - On the the day he is released by New York, right-hander Robin Roberts signs as a free agent with the Orioles. The 35-year old future Hall of Famer, who never appeared in a game wearing a Yankee uniform, will compile a 42-36 record during his four seasons with the Birds.

    1971 - The Connie Mack statue, a fixture in front of the North Philadelphia ballpark since 1957, is rededicated at the corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in front of the Phillies new home, Veterans Stadium. The team added a plaque to the monument's pedestal, listing the A;s players chosen between 1978 and 2003 for the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame.

    1972 - In an complete-game effort at Veterans Stadium, Steve Carlton's consecutive-victory streak ends at 15 when the Phillies drop a 2-1 decision to Atlanta and Phil Niekro, who also goes the distance. Dusty Baker, who started the 11th inning rally with a two-out double, scores the eventual winning run on Mike Lum's broken bat flare over the shortstop's head.

    1975 - The Reuschel brothers of the Cubs join forces to blank the Dodgers, 6-0. Rick goes 6 1-3 innings and Paul finishes the game for the first shutout thrown by siblings.

    1977 - In his first appearance at Shea Stadium since being traded, Tom Seaver throws a six-hitter against his former teammates and strikes out 11 helping the Reds defeat the Mets, 5-1. In addition to his work on the mound, 'Tom Terrific' hits a double and scores two runs.

    1982 - Milwaukee's Rollie Fingers records his 300th career save in a 3-2 win at Seattle, becoming the first player to reach that milestone.

    1983 - On the same day two minor leaguers, Vince Coleman and Donnell Nixon, break Rickey Henderson's single-season record by stealing their 131st base of the season.

    1986 - In the Red Sox's 24-5 rout the Indians, Spike Owen ties a major league mark becoming the first major leaguer to score six runs in a game since Johnny Pesky, also playing for Boston, accomplished the feat in 1946. The light-hitting shortstop was obtain three days ago, along with center fielder Dave Henderson, from the Mariners in exchange for Rey Quiones and cash..

    1989 - Cubs rookie outfielder Jerome Walton goes 0-for-4 in a 6-5, ten-inning loss to the Reds, ending his hitting streak at 30 consecutive games.

    1990 - The Phillies overcome an eight-run deficit scoring nine runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Dodgers, 12-11. John Kruk's pinch-hit three-run ties the game, and two batters later, Carmelo Martinez's double plates Rod Booker with the eventual winning run in the Chavez Ravine contest.


    1997 - Oakland hit six home runs, including a team record four in one inning as the Athletics posted a 13-6 win over the Boston Red Sox. Oakland hit homers off Steve Avery in each of the first three innings and three off reliever Kerry Lacy in the third.

    1999 - Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson becomes only the third player in major league history to lead off both games of a doubleheader with a home run. It doesn't help as the White Sox sweep the twin bill.


    1999 - Joining Mark McGwire, Ken Griffey Jr. and Babe Ruth, Sammy Sosa becomes the fourth player to hit 50 home runs in consecutive seasons. The Cubs right fielder, who hit 66 dingers last season, blasts his major league leading 50th and 51st home runs in an 8-6 victory over the Rockies at Wrigley Field.

    2001 - The International League's Triple-A game between the Rochester Red Wings (Orioles) and Ottawa Lynx (Expos) features Tim Raines and his son Tim Jr. as opponents. It is believed to be the first contest involving a dad and his son facing each other during the regular season on the professional level.

    2002 - The Expos' first selection in the amateur draft (fifth overall), Clint Everts signs a deal with Montreal which gives him a $2.5 million signing bonus. The Houston Cypress Falls High School's right-hander along with teammate left-hander Scott Kazmir (Mets) are only the fourth pair of high school players selected in the first round of the same draft.

    2002 - In the longest game ever played in Little League World Series history, Louisville, Kentucky beats Fort Worth, Texas in the US semifinal in 11 innings, 2-1. A record-setting 49 strikeouts is recorded as Fort Worth's Walker Kelly strikes out 21 in nine two-hit innings and Louisville's Aaron Alvey fans 19 batter over nine no-hit inning.

    2003 - Miguel Tejeda starts his 559th consecutive game to establish a team record. The A's shortstop, who has the longest active streak in the majors, last missed a game on May 1, 2000.

    2003 - Much to the delight of the Fenway Faithful and the embarrassment of the team's first baseman, the "Rally Karaoke Guy" makes his debut when a video of Kevin Millar, as a LA City College freshman doing an impersonation of Bruce Springsteen singing "Born in the USA," is shown on the scoreboard. The video, which was first played at clubhouse meeting in Texas as a prank by a college friend, now FBI agent, appears to be Boston's answer to the Rally Monkey of Anaheim when the Red Sox win their first game in seven days beating the A's, 14-5.


    2003 - The Chicago White Sox traded Tim Hummel and cash to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Scott Sullivan.


    2005 - Using teammate's Cliff Floyd's bat, Mike Jacobs hits a three-run home run in his first major league at-bat pinch-hitting in the fifth inning. The left-handed hitting backstop becomes the fourth Mets rookie to go deep in his big league debut joining Benny Ayala, Mike Fitzgerald and Kaz Matsui.

    2005 - Florida suspends their bat boy for six games after the 11-year old accepts former Marlin and current Dodger hurler Brad Penny's $500 dare to drink a gallon of milk in less than an hour without throwing up. The sixth grader, who is able to drink the quantity in the allotted time but cannot keep it down, will be offered by the Milk Processor Education Program a promise to pay off the dare and will cover the lost wages resulting from the suspension if he agrees to drink three glasses every 24 hours.

    2006 - For the first time since 1943, the Yankees sweep a five-game series at Fenway. The latest Boston massacre leaves the Red Sox six and half games behind front-running New York and four games off the wild card pace.

    2006 - After seeing his starting pitcher give back seven runs of an 8-0 lead in the third inning, John Gibbons goes to the mound to remove Ted Lilly, who argues with the Blue Jay manager and refuses to give up the ball. The incident escalates in the clubhouse tunnel with the skirmish resulting in a bloody nose for the Toronto skipper.

    2006 - Cory Lidle, recently obtained from the Phillies along with Bobby Abreu in a trade-deadline deal, throws six scoreless innings to get the 2-1 win as the Yankees complete a five-game sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Dubbed the "Boston Massacre II", the lopsided series reminds fans of the rivalry of a similar meltdown in Boston in 1978.

    2007 - With a grand slam and a three-run homer, a two-run and a pair of one-run doubles during an 18-9 rout of the Yankees, Garret Anderson drives in a franchise-record ten runs with his four hits. The Angels' left fielder, who is one RBI shy of setting the American League mark, becomes the 12th player to collect 10 RBIs in one contest in big league history.

    2007 - Mark Reynolds ties a major league record, held by five other non-pitchers including Bo Jackson of the Royals in 1988, by striking out in nine plate consecutive appearances. The dubious streak comes to an end when Dave Bush hits the Diamondbacks' third baseman with a pitch in the sixth inning in a 7-4 Brewer victory at Chase Field.

    2007 - Citing he would be heavily taxed on the historically significant souvenir if he were to hold onto it, 21-year-old Matt Murphy reluctantly decides to sell the ball Barry Bonds hit to break Henry Aaron's all-time home run record. The August 7th AT&T Park home run ball, valued at an estimated $500,000, will be available from August 28 through September 15 through a Sotheby's/SCP on-line action.

    2010 - After being heckled by Philadelphia fans between innings, Nyjer Morgan throws a ball into the Citizens Bank Park outfield seats hitting a fan in the head. The Nationals outfielder will receive a seven-game suspension for his serious lapse of judgment, although his victim, a 37 years old male, is very surprised by the suspension and wishes his assailant luck with the appeal of the penalty.

    2010 - Matt Stairs sets the career record for pinch-hit home runs when he goes deep off Ernesto Frieri in the eighth inning of a 6-5 loss in Milwaukee. The two-run shot over the Miller Park right field fence, his twenty-first round-tripper coming off the bench, moves the premier pinch-hitter ahead of Cliff Johnson.

    2011 - The Padres retire Trevor Hoffman's No. 51 in a post-game ceremony to honor baseball's all-time saves leader, who retired in the off-season after playing 18 big league seasons, 16 with San Diego. After he was acquired by the team in a five-player deal in 1993, the right-handed reliever compiled 552 of his 601 saves for the Friars.

    2013 - Ichiro Suzuki collects his 4,000th career hit to join Ty Cobb and Pete Rose as the third professional baseball player to accomplish the feat. The Yankees right fielder, who has compiled more hits during his 13 seasons in the major leagues than any other player within the same amount of playing time, started his career with the Orix BlueWave in Japan where he had a total of 1,278 hits before joining the Mariners in 2001.

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox traded Gordon Beckham to the Anaheim Angels in exchange for a player to be named later; the Chicago White Sox received Yency Almonte (February 4, 2015).


    2015 - The Milwaukee Brewers traded Neal Cotts to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for player to be named or cash.




    Baseball Birthdays on August 21...


    1840 - West, Billy
    1847 - Gould, Charlie
    1866 - Titcomb, Cannonball
    1875 - Isbell, Frank
    1879 - Johns, Ollie
    1882 - Bates, Johnny
    1883 - Wilson, Chief
    1891 - Eschen, Jim
    1891 - Gossett, Dick
    1901 - Schulmerich, Wes
    1905 - Waddey, Frank
    1905 - Mosolf, Jim
    1907 - Hebert, Wally
    1907 - Jones, Cobe
    1911 - Cafego, Tom
    1912 - Williams, Woody
    1916 - Dickson, Murry
    1920 - Staley, Gerry

    1920 - Platt, Whitey
    1920 - Cardoni, Ben
    1921 - Knerr, Lou
    1923 - Flitcraft, Hilly
    1924 - Fear, Vern
    1937 - Damaska, Jack
    1939 - Beauchamp, Jim
    1943 - Millan, Felix
    1945 - Davanon, Jerry
    1948 - Robinson, Craig
    1948 - Ellis, John
    1951 - Stearns, John
    1952 - Lang, Chip
    1954 - Berenyi, Bruce
    1956 - Johnson, John Henry
    1957 - Eddy, Steve
    1957 - Pastore, Frank
    1963 - Jackson, Ken
    1964 - Hillegas, Shawn

    1965 - Bullinger, Jim
    1966 - Wetteland, John
    1968 - Rhodes, Karl
    1968 - Misuraca, Mike
    1969 - Cedeno, Andujar
    1970 - Counsell, Craig
    1972 - Crow, Dean
    1973 - Bovee, Mike
    1973 - Collier, Lou
    1973 - Valdes, Ismael
    1976 - Ebert, Derrin
    1976 - Vazquez, Ramon
    1978 - Gronkiewicz, Lee
    1978 - Marquis, Jason
    1983 - Chavez, Jesse
    1983 - Clement, Jeff
    1984 - Molleken, Dustin
    1984 - Upton, B.J.
    1986 - Hamren, Erik
    1987 - Martinez, J.D.
    1989 - Adrianza, Ehire
    1989 - Collins, Tim
    1990 - Vazquez, Christian
    1991 - Williams, Mason
    1992 - Drury, Brandon
    1993 - Fisher, Derek
    1993 - Weaver, Luke



    Baseball Deaths on August 21...


    1903 - Leonard, Andy
    1915 - Thomas, Blaine
    1919 - Clark, Bob
    1928 - Mulvey, Joe
    1934 - Lundgren, Carl
    1937 - Wright, George
    1944 - Gilks, Bob
    1944 - Post, Lew
    1947 - Brady, King
    1952 - Ryan, Jack
    1957 - Damrau, Harry
    1960 - Kelleher, John
    1963 - Asmussen, Tom
    1965 - Harris, Bill
    1967 - McGrew, Slim
    1972 - Kenna, Eddie
    1973 - Hutchinson, Ira
    1975 - McLane, Ed
    1984 - Smith, Rufus
    1985 - Luebbe, Roy
    1987 - Callaway, Frank
    1989 - Wilks, Ted
    1990 - Uhl, Bob
    1990 - Lasley, Bill
    2000 - Kerns, Russ
    2010 - Davidson, Satch


 




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    On August 22 in Baseball History...


    1886 - Just as he reaches the ball on a long hit by Jimmy Wolf, Reds center fielder Abner Powell's pants are grabbed by a stray dog. Wolf circles the bases with the homer that wins the game for Louisville 5-3 in eleven innings.

    1917 - Pittsburgh's Carson Bigbee set a major-league record — since tied — with 11 at-bats in a 22-inning game against Brooklyn. Pirate Elmer Jacobs pitched 16 2/3 innings in relief. The game was also the fourth consecutive extra-inning game by the Pirates for a total of 59 innings, a National League record.

    1926 - After three games with the Tigers are rained out at home, Connie Mack and Tom Shibe get a court injunction and play the first Sunday game ever seen in Philadelphia. A light rain holds the crowd to 10,000 while Lefty Grove defeats the White Sox 3-2. A court later rules that Sunday baseball is still illegal; it will be 1934 before the law changes in Philadelphia.

    1933 - Bill Veeck suggests the idea of a mid-summer series of inter league games and proposes a split-season schedule format. Although the Cub president's concept of games between two circuits receives some support, Senator owner Clark Griffith opposes the proposal calling the American League a major league not in need of grandiose schemes he deemed as "Hippodrome stuff".

    1934 - Pitcher Wes Ferrell hit two home runs to give the Boston Red Sox a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox in 12 innings. Trailing 2-1, Ferrell hit a home run in the eighth inning to tie the score and with two out in the 12th, Ferrell connected again for the game-winner.

    1939 - At Comiskey Park in front of 50,000 fans, the Yankees win their first night game in franchise history defeating the hometown White Sox, 14-5. The Bronx Bombers bang out 14 hits in the evening tilt, nine of which are for extra bases.


    1946 - Clubs approve a change to a 168-game schedule, but they will rescind the decision at another meeting September 16. Television is first recognized, with clubs given rights to their own games. Players jumping to outlaw leagues will not be allowed to apply for reinstatement for five years.

    1957 - Stan Musial tears a muscle and chips a bone swinging at a pitch in the fourth inning against the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium. The injury will end 'Stan the Man's' consecutive game streak at 894, but by pinch-running in a game which was suspended on July 21st and completed on August 27th, he establishes a new NL mark officially playing in 895 consecutive contests.

    1961 - Roger Maris, in his record-setting season, becomes the first player to hit his 50th home run in the month of August. The 26-year old all-star outfielder connects off Ken McBride as the Yankees lose to the Angels, 4-3.

    1961 - At L.A.'s Wrigley Field, the Angels edge the Yankees, 4-3. in front of 19,930 fans, the largest home crowd of the season. The expansion team will have an average attendance of 6,620 patrons per game in its first season, but that total almost triples when the Bronx Bombers are the opponents.

    1965 - San Francisco's Juan Marichal, batting against Los Angeles' Sandy Koufax, complains that catcher Johnny Roseboro's return throws are too close. He then turns and attacks Roseboro with his bat. A 14-minute brawl ensues before Koufax, Willie Mays, and other peacemakers can restore order. Roseboro suffers a considerable cut on the head. Juan Marichal is suspended eight playing days and levied a National League-record $1,750 fine.

    1982 - The Cubs pay tribute to Ernie Banks when the team retires the outfielder's uniform number (14) that he wore for 19 seasons. The Hall of Famer, who retired in 1971, is the first player in the 106-year history of the franchise to be honored in this manner.

    1982 - With two outs and two strikes in the 12th inning, Glenn Brummer steals home giving the Cardinals an overtime walk-off 5-4 victory over the Giants at Busch Stadium. The reserve catcher will finish his major league career with just four stolen bases.

    1984 - En route to tossing a three-hitter, 19 year-old phenom Dwight Gooden strikes out Garry Templeton in the eight inning of the Mets' 5-2 victory at Jack Murphy Stadium to become the 11th pitcher to strike out 200 batters in his rookie season. One of the hits is a two-run, round-tripper by Graig Nettles, the seventh in his last six games to tie a National League record shared by Walker Cooper, George Kelly, and Willie Mays.

    1989 - On a 96 mph fastball, A's Rickey Henderson swings and misses making Nolan Ryan the first pitcher and only major league pitcher to strike out 5000 batters. The 'Ryan Express' strikes out 13 and gives up only five hits, but loses the game to Oakland, 2-0.

    1992 - In the seventh inning of a Class A Florida State League contest, the Clearwater Phillies string together two walks and two sac bunts to score the game's only run beating the Winter Haven Red Sox, 1-0. Opposing minor league hurlers Andy Carter and Scott Bakkum do not give up any hits making it the first professional game to be hitless in 40 years.

    1998 - In the Orioles' 6-3 win over the Indians, Cal Ripken scores his 1,500th career run. The 'Iron Man' will cross the plate 1,647 times for Baltimore during his 21-year career in the big leagues.

    1998 - With his 52nd home run, Mark McGwire breaks Babe Ruth's record for round-trippers in three consecutive seasons. 'Big Red' has 162 homers in three seasons (1996-52, 1997-58) compared to the Bambino's 161 dingers hit in 1926-28.

    1998 - Although there are no penalties or testing for the use of performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball, the discovery of a jar of androstenedione in Mark McGwire's locker garners much attention. The Cardinal slugger, who will finish the season with a record 70 home runs, will admit he uses the steroid precursor.

    1999 - Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the first player to reach the 50 home run plateau in four consecutive seasons. 'Big Red' goes deep twice (#'s 49 and 50) in an 8-7 loss to the Mets at Shea Stadium.

    2000 - Hitting a solo blast and a three-run round tripper during a nine-run sixth inning of a 14-6 victory over the Expos, Dodger first baseman Eric Karros becomes the first player in the 111-year franchise history to hit two homers in an inning.

    2000 - Working a scoreless 12th in a 7-6 victory over the Braves, Rockies' catcher Brent Mayne becomes the first position player to be a winning pitcher since 1968 when outfielder Rocky Colavito, as a Yankee, homered and threw 2 2/3 shutout innings against his former teammates helping the Bronx Bombers to beat the Tigers.

    2000 - Reds' outfielder Alex Ochoa helps to set a major league record by hitting the 142nd grand slam of the season. The Cincinnati outfielder's first career bases-loaded homer eclipses the previous mark of 141 grand slams established in 1996.

    2003 - For the fourth consecutive season, Garret Anderson reaches 100 RBIs mark to become the first player in team history to do so. The Angels' outfielder was also the first to have three straight 100-RBI seasons.

    2005 - The Baltimore Orioles claimed James Baldwin from the Texas Rangers on waivers.

    2007 - Stealing three bases in a 7-5 loss to the Padres at Shea Stadium, Mets shortstop Jose Reyes sets a team record swiping his 67th stolen base of the season. Roger Cedeno had established the previous mark of 66 in 1999.

    2007 - Brandon Webb's scoreless streak ends at 42 innings in the first frame of the Diamondbacks' 3-2 victory at Chase Field. The 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner, who had thrown three straight shutouts, falls 17 innings short of Orel Hershiser's 1988 major league record of 59 straight shutout innings.

    2007 - After feeling a near game-removing pain close to the top of his right hamstring, Albert Pujols hits a first inning two-run homer off Scott Olsen of the Marlins at Busch Stadium to become first player to hit 30 or more homers in his first seven seasons. It is the fifth consecutive game the Cardinal first baseman has gone deep.

    2007 - The Rangers become the first post-1900 big league team to score 30 runs in a game. After beating the Orioles, 30-3, setting a club single-game record 29 hits in the first game of the twin bill, Texas wins the night cap, 9-7, to break the AL mark of 36 tallies established by the 1937 Tigers during an August 14 doubleheader against the Browns.

    2007 - Rangers' relief pitcher Wes Littleton earns his second career save pitching the last three innings of the record 30-3 rout of the Orioles. The 24-year-old reliever from Hayward, California establishes a new major league mark for recording a save with the largest winning margin.

    2007 - Appearing as the skipper in his 4,409th game, Tony LaRussa passes Bucky Harris for third place on the all-time list for the total number of contests managed in the major leagues. Only Connie Mack (7,755 games) and John McGraw (4,769) have spent more time in the dugout as a manager than the current Cardinal field boss.

    2008 - Joining Lou Gehrig (2,721) and Babe Ruth (2,518), Derek Jeter becomes the third player to collect 2,500 hits in a Yankee uniform. The milestone safety is a first-inning bloop single off Radhames Liz in New York's 9-4 comeback victory over the Orioles in Baltimore.

    2008 - In an 18-3 rout of the Braves, the Cardinals collect 26 hits tying a franchise record established in 1930. All but five of the hits were singles, two shy of the major league record set by the Astros in 1976.

    2009 - In the 14th inning of the 1-0 Mariners' victory over Chicago, Adrien Beltre, who scores the winning run, is hit below the belt by a ninth-inning ground ball scorched by Alexei Ramirez. The Seattle third baseman, who doesn't wear a protective cup because it makes him feel uncomfortable, will be placed on the disabled list with a torn right testicle much to the chagrin of his manager.


    2011 - With two outs in the the eighth inning, Matt Holliday is forced to leave the field during the game when a moth gets stuck deeply into his right ear. The Cardinal outfielder is treated in the trainer's room where a utensil is used to extract the embedded insect, which still comes out alive.

    2012 - Oakland right-hander Bartolo Colon is suspended for 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. The infraction will end the 2005 Cy Young Award winner's season with a 10-9. record (.526) along with an ERA of 3.43 for the playoff bound A's.

    2014 - Statues designed by Matt Glenn and a team of artists as a tribute to the youth sports organization are unveiled in Williamsport to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Little League. The 'Bases Loaded' project, comprising of ten interacting commissioned 3rd street to represent a diamond as a home run is hit, follows the history of baseball, incorporating players from around the world.



    Baseball Birthdays on August 22...


    1857 - Hanlon, Ned
    1858 - Cudworth, Jim
    1859 - Becannon, Buck
    1862 - Yewell, Ed
    1873 - Butler, Ike
    1880 - Hartley, Chick
    1881 - Camnitz, Howie
    1881 - Swacina, Harry
    1882 - Carson, Al
    1883 - Downs, Red
    1888 - Bashang, Al
    1889 - Schang, Wally
    1891 - Felsch, Happy

    1892 - Shocker, Urban
    1893 - Fuhr, Oscar
    1893 - Bigbee, Lyle
    1897 - Clark, Bob
    1899 - Lee, Dud
    1909 - Keely, Bob
    1911 - Fink, Herman
    1916 - Kelleher, Frankie
    1919 - LaManna, Frank
    1919 - Freed, Ed
    1930 - Ernaga, Frank
    1930 - Speake, Bob
    1931 - Barclay, Curt
    1934 - Dagres, Angelo
    1939 - Yastrzemski, Carl
    1943 - Arcia, Jose
    1946 - Boyd, Gary
    1947 - Burbach, Bill
    1949 - Bair, Doug
    1950 - Burris, Ray
    1951 - Hampton, Ike
    1951 - Doherty, John
    1952 - Beare, Gary
    1956 - Gilbert, Mark
    1956 - Molitor, Paul
    1962 - Jackson, Darrin

    1965 - Hill, Milt
    1966 - Chiamparino, Scott
    1968 - Scott, Gary
    1969 - Pichardo, Hipolito
    1971 - Schutz, Carl
    1972 - Kline, Steve
    1973 - Wathan, Dusty
    1976 - Wolf, Randy
    1976 - Weaver, Jeff
    1977 - Mateo, Julio
    1984 - Huff, David
    1985 - Feierabend, Ryan
    1985 - Rosario, Sandy
    1990 - Busenitz, Alan
    1990 - Hutchison, Drew
    1990 - Stratton, Chris
    1991 - Dozier, Hunter



    Baseball Deaths on August 22...


    1897 - Nichols, Tricky
    1901 - Sweeney, Pete
    1904 - Dewald, Charlie
    1909 - Lochhead, Harry
    1927 - Shea, Mike
    1937 - Galligan, Jim
    1949 - Zimmer, Chief
    1953 - Tabor, Jim
    1958 - Taylor, Dummy
    1960 - Carmichael, Chet
    1968 - Groh, Heinie
    1973 - Cutshaw, George
    1982 - St.Claire, Ebba
    1986 - Eckert, Charlie
    1988 - Daughters, Bob
    2000 - Bradford, Bill
    2004 - Nelson, Jim


     




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Today In White Sox History - August 22nd





 

August 22, 1968 - After walking on a 3-2 count which included pitches sailing over his head to the backstop and a ball being thrown behind him, Dick McAuliffe charges the mound and drives his knee into White Sox hurler Tommy John causing the pitcher’s shoulder to separate. Tommy John (10-5, 1.98) will be lost for the rest of the season and the Tiger’ shortstop is suspended for five games and fined $250 by AL president Joe Cronin as a result of the bench-clearing incident.

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    On August 23 in Baseball History...


    1881 - Boston left fielder Joe Hornung makes ten putouts and one assist as the Reds beat Buffalo 4-3. This one-game record of eleven chances accepted by a left fielder still stands.

    1906 - At American League Park in Washington, D.C., the White Sox win their 19th consecutive game beating the Senators, 4-1. In 2002, the A's will string together 20 straight victories to establish a new American League record, but will fall one short of the major league mark established by the 1935 Cubs.


    1907 - In the nightcap of a twin bill at the Polo Grounds, Pirates right-hander Howie Camnitz tosses a no-hitter. Pittsburgh beats the Giants in a shortened five-inning game, 1-0.

    1910 - Fred Clarke makes a record four outfield assists for Pittsburgh against the Phils.

    1931 - In his attempt to break Walter Johnson's consecutive game winning streak of 17 games, Lefty Grove loses when Browns' hurler Dick Coffman throws a three-hit shutout, his only whitewash this season, against the A's. Reserve outfielder Jimmy Moore, playing in place of the absent Al Simmons, misjudges a fly ball which leads to the decisive run and subsequently to Lefty's meltdown in the locker room.

    1936 - The Indians' seventeen-year-old rookie pitcher, Bob Feller, makes his first major league start striking out the first eight batters he faces. 'Rapid Robert' will finish the game with 15 strikeouts, one shy of the AL record, as Cleveland beats the Browns, 4-1.

    1942 - Walter Johnson pitching to Babe Ruth is the pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for the New York-Washington game at Yankee Stadium that provides $80,000 for Army-Navy relief. Ruth hits the fifth pitch into the right-field stands, and then adds one more shot before circling the bases.

    1952 - At the Polo Grounds, in a Cardinals win over the Giants, New York third baseman Bob Elliott is thrown out of the game for protesting a second strike call by Jocko Conlan. Bobby Hofman replaces Elliott, takes a third strike, and is also thumbed for not liking the umpiring.

    1953 - Phil Paine, a former Boston Braves pitcher in military service with the U.S. Air Force in Japan, becomes the first ex-major leaguer to play in Japan. He pitches in nine games for the Nish-itetsu Lions.

    1958 - n a 10-1 win over Milwaukee, Gil Hodges hits his 14th career grand slam to establish a new National League record.

    1958 - Nellie Fox's streak of 98 consecutive games without striking out ends when he is whiffed by lefty Whitey Ford in the White Sox's 7-1 victory over the Yankees in the Bronx. The Chicago second baseman last struck out on May 16 against another southpaw, Cleveland's Dick Tomanek.


    1961 - In the 14-0 rout of the Reds at Crosley Field, the Giants score twelve runs in the ninth inning with 10 hits along with three Cincinnati errors. Orlando Cepeda, Felipe Alou, Jim Davenport (inside-the-park), Willie Mays, and John Orsino all go deep in the final frame to tie a major league team record for round-trippers in an inning joining the 1939 Giants and 1966 Twins.

    1961 - Dave Philley ties Sam Leslie's 29-year old major league record with his 22nd pinch hit of the season. The historic moment occurs in an Orioles 7-5 extra-inning victory over the A's as the 41-year old singles in the top of the 7th pinch hitting for Hoyt Wilhelm at Municipal Stadium.

    1970 - Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente compiles his second straight five-hit game during an 11-0 pasting of Los Angeles. He is the first major leaguer this century to collect 10 hits in two consecutive games.

    1972 - Chicago's Dick Allen becomes the fourth major league player (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, and Alex Johnson are the others) to hit one into the center field bleachers in Comiskey Park when he connects off New York's Lindy McDaniel. The ball just misses Harry Caray, announcing the afternoon game from bleachers.

    1975 - Making his first major league start, Indian rookie Rick Waits tosses a complete game beating Kansas City, 7-1. The 23-year old southpaw from Atlanta allows only five hits in the Royals Stadium contest.

    1980 - Oakland A's owner Charlie Finley sells the club for $12.7 million to the Haas family of San Francisco, owners of the Levi Strauss clothing empire, thus keeping the team in Oakland.

    1982 - Seattle pitcher Gaylord Perry is ejected in the seventh inning of a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox for doctoring the baseball. It is the first time in his 20 major league seasons that the self-proclaimed spitball king has been bounced for that offense.

    1989 - Cincinnati manger Pete Rose agrees to a lifetime suspension from baseball due to allegations of betting on baseball.

    1989 - In the 11th frame of an eventual 22-inning 1-0 loss, the Expos' Youppi! becomes the first mascot to be thrown out of a game when Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda complains to the umpires about the hairy orange giant's behavior at Olympic Stadium. The L.A. skipper takes exception to the loud noise caused by the hairy creature's running leap onto the visitors' dugout before sneaking back into a front row seat.

    1989 - The second-longest shutout in big league history ends when Rick Dempsey hits a home run in the top of the 22nd inning giving the Dodgers an eventual 1-0 victory over the Expos at Olympic Stadium. The Astros blanked the Mets for 24 frames en route to a 1-0 win at the Astrodome in 1968.

    1992 - Dennis Eckersley, who previously set the record for most consecutive saves (40), becomes the first pitcher to record 40 saves in four different seasons.

    1992 - There were no hits in Clearwater's 1-0 victory over Winter Haven in the Single-A Florida State League. In what appeared to be the first professional game in 40 years without a hit, Andy Carter and the Clearwater Phillies beat Scott Bakkum and the Winter Haven Red Sox. The only run scored in the seventh inning on a pair of walks and a pair of sacrifice bunts.

    1998 - Barry Bonds becomes the first player in major league history to hit at least 400 home runs and steal 400 bases. The Giants' left fielder crushes his 400th home run into the right field seats on a 1-1 pitch from Flordia's Kirt Ojala in the top of the third inning. Bonds entered the game with 438 stolen bases.

    1998 - At County Stadium against the Padres, Bob Hamelin hits his fourth pinch-hit home run of the season. It is the most pinch-hit home runs hit by a single Brewer player in a season and is also the all-time franchise record.

    1998 - With his 50th and 51st dingers, Cubs' slugger Sammy Sosa joins Mark McGwire (53) of the Cardinals in hitting 50 home runs making it only the second time two National League hitters have reach the plateau in the same season. Pirates outfielder Ralph Kiner and Giants first baseman Johnny Mize each hit a league-leading 51 round trippers in 1947.

    1999 - Joining Babe Ruth and Mark McGwire, Mariner outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. becomes the third player in major league history to hit 200 homers in a four-season span. Junior's 39th helps Seattle beat the Indians, 4-1.

    2000 - At Comerica Park, fans flee their seats as swarms of small insects invade the stands during the first inning. The six-legged pests do not affect the players, and the game continues uninterrupted with the Tigers edging the Mariners, 6-5.

    2000 - Team president Bob Graziano apologizes to a female couple who were asked to leave Dodger Stadium on August 8th because the two shared a kiss during a game. The pair felt the action of the eight security guards was discriminatory because the couple's friends, a man and a woman, also kissed but were not ejected.

    2001 - Arizona left-hander Randy Johnson becomes the first pitcher to strike out 300 batters in four consecutive seasons, The 'Big Unit's' 16-strikeout performance isn't enough as the Pirates beat the Diamondbacks, 5-1, ending the southpaw's eight-game winning streak.

    2001 - In his major league debut, Jason Jennings gets off to an impressive start by hitting a home run while tossing a complete-game shutout against New York at Shea Stadium. With his ninth-inning round-tripper off Donnie Wall, the 23-year old right-handed rookie becomes the only hurler to blank his opponent and to go deep in his first big league game.

    2003 - In front of a full house at Yankee Stadium, Ron Guidry’s uniform 49 is retired on the lefty’s special day. ‘Louisiana Lightning’, who played his entire career in New York posting a 170-90 record for the Bronx Bombers, is surprised the club hasn't just honored him with a day but have retired his jersey and placed a plaque in Monument Park in his honor.

    2006 - Carlos Delgado's 400th career home run, his second of the game, proves to be significant when his fourth inning grand slam dramatically closes the gap in the Mets' eventual 8-7 comeback victory over the Cardinals at Shea Stadium. The bases-loaded home run is New York's ninth of the season to establish a new club record.

    2006 - Joining the 1989 Pirates, the Royals became the second team in big league history to have a 10-run first inning and not win the game. At Kauffman Stadium, the home team takes an early 10-1 lead, but is defeated by the Indians in ten innings, 15-13.

    2006 - With his 16th bunt single of the season, Houston center fielder Willy Taveras extends his hitting streak to 26 games to set an Astros record. The previous mark was set by second baseman Jeff Kent in 2004.

    2007 - With his 1,150th victory as the Bronx Bombers skipper, Joe Torre passes Casey Stengel for second place on the Yankees all time managerial win list. Joe McCarthy compiled a franchise record winning 1,460 contests during his 16-year tenure in the dugout.

    2008 - A protest of parents and teammates is held demanding Jericho Scott be allowed to continue to pitch in the Youth Baseball League of New Haven. The nine-year old, a right-hander with pinpoint control of a 40-mph fastball, was banned from the mound for throwing too hard.

    2008 - At Beijing's Wukesong Baseball Field, South Korea, not favored to compete for a medal, upsets Cuba to win the gold in the Olympic final. The unbeaten squad, which finished with a 9-0 record, now will not have to report for two years of military duty due to their heroics on the diamond.

    2009 - After a shaky defensive bottom of the ninth inning at Citi Field, in which he makes an error and another poor play allowing a batter to reach on an infield hit, Eric Bruntlett redeems himself when he turns the Mets' attempted double steal into a game-ending unassisted triple play. The fourteenth single-handed regular-season triple killing, only the second one which results in the last three outs of a game, occurs when the Phillies' second baseman snares Jeff Francoeur's line drive up the middle for the first out, steps on second to double up Luis Castillo, and then tags the runner coming from first base, Daniel Murphy, for the last out of Philadelphia's 9-7 victory.


    2009 - The Boston Red Sox signed Xander Bogaerts as a non-drafted free agent.

    2011 - The Angels formally announce the signing of their #1 starter, 28-year-old right-hander Jered Weaver, to a five-year contract extension reported to be worth $85 million. The American League All-star game starter, who was eligible to become a free agent after the 2012 season, has compiled a 14-6 record along with a league-leading 2.10 ERA so far this season.

    2013 - At a Dodger Stadium press conference, LA announces Vin Scully will continue to broadcast Dodgers' games for 65th consecutive season season. Some the historic moments the Hall of Fame broadcaster has called include Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, 19 no-hitters including four thrown by Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron's 715th home run, and Kirk Gibson's dramatic walk-off in the 1988 Fall Classic.

    2013 - The Washington Nationals traded Kurt Suzuki to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Dakota Bacus.

    2013 - The Washington Nationals traded David DeJesus to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named later; the Washington Nationals received Matthew Spann (September 19, 2013).

    2013 - The Baltimore Orioles sold Freddy Garcia to the Atlanta Braves.

    2014 - The Miami Marlins signed Jon Link as a free agent.



    Baseball Birthdays on August 23...


    1849 - O'Rourke, John
    1850 - Andrus, Fred
    1870 - Davis, George
    1874 - Jones, Cowboy
    1876 - Lawson, Bob
    1883 - Richie, Lew
    1886 - Allen, Sled
    1888 - Hallinan, Ed
    1888 - Meloan, Paul
    1890 - Elder, Heinie
    1890 - Schwenk, Hal
    1890 - Crabb, Roy
    1892 - White, Sam
    1894 - Leslie, Roy
    1896 - Durst, Cedric
    1901 - Bush, Guy
    1905 - Page, Phil
    1910 - Frey, Lonny
    1911 - Potter, Nels
    1915 - Torres, Gil
    1917 - Cuellar, Charlie
    1917 - Prendergast, Jim
    1918 - Murphy, Ed
    1918 - Stone, Rocky
    1918 - Holcombe, Ken

    1921 - Mitchell, Dale
    1922 - Kell, George
    1924 - Lollar, Sherm

    1930 - Bella, Zeke
    1934 - Romano, Johnny

    1941 - Morris, John
    1941 - Martinez, Marty
    1942 - Murphy, Danny

    1942 - Dowling, Dave
    1943 - Montreuil, Al
    1943 - Barnowski, Ed
    1948 - Blomberg, Ron

    1952 - White, Jerry
    1957 - Boddicker, Mike
    1958 - Franco, Julio

    1960 - St.Claire, Randy
    1960 - Hearn, Ed
    1961 - Ghelfi, Tony
    1964 - Manto, Jeff

    1971 - McDill, Allen
    1972 - Casanova, Raul

    1973 - Blake, Casey
    1974 - Bellhorn, Mark
    1974 - Estalella, Bobby
    1974 - Freire, Alejandro
    1976 - DiFelice, Mark
    1976 - Liniak, Cole
    1979 - Redman, Prentice
    1979 - Roberson, Chris
    1980 - McBeth, Marcus
    1980 - Strange, Pat
    1987 - Braddock, Zach
    1988 - Mikolas, Miles
    1993 - Glasnow, Tyler
    1993 - Povse, Max



    Baseball Deaths on August 23...


    1916 - George, Bill
    1926 - Batch, Emil
    1930 - Twitchell, Larry
    1958 - Breckinridge, Bill
    1960 - Leiper, Jack
    1968 - Henry, Dutch
    1970 - Gautreau, Doc
    1973 - Ford, Gene
    1977 - Jonnard, Bubber
    1984 - Robertson, Charlie

    1993 - Reninger, Jim
    1994 - Prendergast, Jim
    1997 - Hassett, Buddy
    1997 - Curtright, Guy
    2002 - Wilhelm, Hoyt
    2003 - Bonds, Bobby

    2004 - Borowy, Hank
    2007 - Herrera, Bobby
    2012 - Myrick, Bob
    2016 - Clutterbuck, Bryan


   


       


       


         


       


       




 

George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television": shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits.