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« Reply #4375 on: August 25, 2017, 12:15:39 am »

    On August 25 in Baseball History...

    1891 - The Boston National League club shocks the baseball world by announcing the signing of King Kelly away from the rival Boston American Association club, thereby wrecking peace talks between the leagues. Kelly signs through the 1892 season for a total of $25,000, a figure that will not be topped by any player until the Federal League war of 1914 and 1915.

    1913 - Carl Weilman become the first major leaguer to strike out six consecutive times in a single game. The Browns hurler accomplishes the dubious feat as the losing pitcher in a 3-0 defeat to the A’s at Sportsman's Park.

    1922 - After a building 25-6 early lead, thanks to scoring ten runs in the second inning and another 14 in the fourth, the Cubs need to hold on to defeat Philadelphia 26-23. The slugfest, which sets the major league mark for most tallies scored in one game and the most hits with a combined total of 51, ends with the Phillies leaving the bases loaded in the ninth.

    1934 - Schoolboy Rowe wins his 16th consecutive game defeating the Senators, 4-2, to tie the American League record shared by Smoky Joe Wood, Walter Johnson and Lefty Grove. The 24 year-old right-hander from Waco, Texas native, who goes 3-for-4 in the contest, singles home the eventual winning run in the ninth inning in the team's 4-2 victory over the Senators at Griffith Stadium.

    1936 - The Braves establish a new major league record hitting seven doubles in one inning. The two-bagger barrage occurs in the first frame of a 20-3 rout of the Cardinals at Sportsman's Park.

    1946 - The Yankees become the first major league team to draw over two million paying patrons at home when 42,908 fans show up at the Bronx ballpark to watch the Bombers drop a 7-2 decision to Detroit's Hal Newhouse. Today's crowd brings the season total to 2,027,087, three-quarters of a million more than the previous American League record also set by New York when the team played at the Polo Grounds in 1920.

    1952 - In a 1-0 win over the Yankees, Virgil Trucks of the Tigers pitches his second no-hitter of the season. The no-hitter is in doubt for three innings when a play made by shortstop Johnny Pesky in the third inning is under debate. Phil Rizzuto's grounder is ruled an error, then a hit, before it is switched back to an error.

    1956 - Prior to the Old Timers' Game at Yankee Stadium, shortstop Phil Rizzuto is asked to consult with general manager George Weiss and manager Casey Stengel concerning a player move necessitated by reacquiring Enos Slaughter off waivers from the A's. After making several suggestions about who should be cut from the squad, the veteran infielder is told by Weiss he is the player about to be let go.  Through the instigation of Ballantine Beer, Rizzuto will be in the announcing booth next year, replacing Jim Woods.

    1959 - The White Sox trade minor league infielder Bob Sagers and outfielder Harry Simpson to the Pirates in exchange for first baseman Ted Kluszewski. The 34 year-old 'Big Klu', who is obtained for the team's stretch run, will hit .391 and drive in 10 runs during the World Series for the AL champs.

    1967 - Dean Chance throws his second no-hitter of the month defeating the Indians 2-1 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. On August 5th, the Twins' 26-year old right-hander hurled five perfect innings in an abbreviated game against the Red Sox.

    1968 - Rocky Colavito, giving up just one hit in two and a third innings of relief, is credited with a win when the Yankees beat Detroit, 6-5. The Yankees outfielder, who also homers in the game, will be the last position player to notch a major league victory until Colorado catcher Brent Mayne accomplishes the feat in 2000.

    1979 - In a Hollywood Stars vs. the Media game played at Dodger Stadium, Robin Williams, the star of the hit television series, Mork and Mindy, a show in which he plays an alien, runs the bases backwards. The comedian explains circling the bags clockwise is very common on the Planet Ork, his character’s home in the universe.

    1983 - The Louisville Redbirds become the first minor league team to draw more than a million fans. A total of 1,052,438 people will watch the St. Louis AAA farm team play their American Association rivals at Cardinal Stadium, formerly know as Fairgrounds Stadium.

    1985 - New York's Dwight Gooden became the youngest to win 20 games with a 9-3 victory over the San Diego Padres. Gooden at 20 years, nine months, and nine days was one month younger that Bob Feller, who won 20 games for Cleveland in 1939.

    1986 - Oakland A's third baseman Mark McGwire hits his first major league home run, a 450-foot blast to center field off Walt Terrell, as Oakland beats Detroit 8-4 at Tiger Stadium.

    1991 - Doug Dascenzo commits his first career error after 242 games, an National League record, in Cubs' 12-9 loss to the Padres.

    1991 - At Busch Stadium, Lee Smith becomes the fifth major leaguer to record his 300th save when he pitches a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the Cardinals' 5-2 victory over L.A. The Louisiana native will retire with the most saves in major league history with 478, compiled during 18 seasons with eight different teams

    1992 - After posting a 12-14 record during the longest scheduled road trip in big league history, the Astros return to Houston to play a home game. The twenty-six game journey to eight cities is made necessary because of the Republican National Convention being held at the Astrodome.

    1995 - At Veterans Stadium, Gregg Jefferies hits for the cycle when Philadelphia crushes the Dodgers, 17-4. The Phillies' first baseman, who has four RBIs and scores four runs, collects all of his extra-base hits of off LA starting pitcher, Hideo Nomo.

    1996 - Brian Lesher becomes the first person born in Belgium to appear in a major league game. The 25-year old from Wilrij starts in right-field and enjoys a 1-for-3 day at the plate, including a run-scoring single in the sixth inning off Andy Pettitte in the A's 6-4 victory at Yankee Stadium.

    1996 - Joining Miller Huggins‚ Babe Ruth‚ and Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, who died of liver cancer last year, is honored with a monument in center field at Yankee Stadium. It is the first new monument to be dedicated by the team in 47 years.

    1997 - Boston's Nomar Garciaparra singles twice to extend his hitting streak to 27 games, breaking the American League rookie record set by Guy Curtright of the Chicago White Sox in 1943. The Red Sox come back to beat the Mariners 9-8. Garciaparra's streak will extend to thirty games.

    2000 - The Giants tie a franchise record by hitting eight doubles (Bill Mueller (2), Jeff Kent, Marvin Benard, J.T. Snow, Rich Aurilia, Felipe Crespo, and Ramon Martinez) en route to a 16-3 rout of the Phillies at Veterans Stadium. With the exception of Bobby Estalella, every San Francisco starter takes part of the 21-hit attack, including pitcher Russ Ortiz, who goes 3-for-3.

    2001 - Bengie Molina sets a team record by stroking nine consecutive hits. The Angel catcher is the first Anaheim player to have consecutive four-hit games since Tim Salmon accomplished the feat in 1994.

    2002 - Participating in a minor-league baseball promotion, a 28-year old woman collapsed and dies after running from the outfield fence to the infield in quest of a hidden diamond. She was one of approximately 250 women hoping to find a small box containing the treasure after the game between the Orlando Rays and Jacksonville Suns.

    2005 - With the 6-3 Cardinals win over the Pirates at PNC Park, skipper Tony LaRussa with his 2,195th career triumph moves past Sparky Anderson for third place for most victories by a big league manager. Connie Mack (3,731) and John McGraw (2,763) are first and second on the all-time managerial list for the number of major league wins.

    2007 - Padres rookie Craig Stansberry makes his big league debut with a seventh-inning pinch-hit single in San Diego’s 4-3 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The 25-year old, who moved to the United States when he was an infant, is the first person born in Saudi Arabia to participate in a major league game.

    2008 - After being swept in a four-game series earlier in the month in L.A., the Phillies return the favor beating the Dodgers, 5-0 to complete its own four-game sweep. It is the first time in franchise history that Philadelphia has swept the Dodgers in a four-game series at home.

    2008 - The Twins get 37-year-old Eddie Guardado, their former reliever from 1993-2003, from the Rangers in exchange for 21-year-old right-hander Mark Hamburger. The veteran “Everyday Eddie” will assume the setup role for Minnesota during the stretch run.

    2008 - Hitting a home run to lead off the game, Grady Sizemore becomes the second Indian and 14th American League member of the 30-30 club. The Cleveland outfielder joins Joe Carter (1987) as the only players in franchise history to accomplished the feat.

    2008 - Mike Pelfrey becomes the first Mets hurler with back-to-back complete-game victories since Bret Saberhagen accomplished the feat in 1995. With the help of a pair of Carlos Delgado three-run home runs, the 24-year old right-hander beats the Astros, 9-1.

    2009 - With a 5-4 win in ten innings over the Dodgers, the Rockies move 18 games over .500 for the first time in franchise history. The wild-card leader, winning 52 of their 74 games, the latest on a Troy Tulowitzki bases-loaded single, has cut LA's Western Division lead from 15.5 games on June 3 to just two games.

    2010 - The Reds blow a nine-run lead over San Francisco, but manage to tie the game in the ninth on Paul Janish’s single and get a 12-11 victory on Joey Votto’s two-out, tie-breaking hit in the 12th inning. Earlier in the day, the Braves squander the same size lead at Coors Field, but lose the game, 12-10, to the Rockies, who match their largest comeback in franchise history.

    2010 - Felix Hernandez collects his 1000th strikeout when he fans David Ortiz in the sixth inning of the Mariners' 4-2 victory over Boston at Safeco Field. The 24-year old Seattle starter, the fourth youngest ever to reach the milestone, joins Randy Johnson (2,162), Jamie Moyer (1,239) and Mark Langston (1,078) as the fourth pitcher in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

    2011 - In a 22-9 annhilation of the A's, the Yankees become the first team to hit three grand slams in one game. Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson all go deep with the bases loaded at the Bronx ball yard.

    2011 - The Minnesota Twins sold Jim Thome to the Cleveland Indians.

    2012 - In nine-player blockbuster trade, the Dodgers obtain Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and cash considerations for James Loney, Allen Webster, Ivan De Jesus, Jr. and two players to be named later (Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands). The deal gives the new Dodgers ownership an opportunity to show their fans they are serious about making a run for the postseason while giving an under-performing Boston team more financial flexibility in the offseason.

    2013 - For the first time in nearly six decades, a player homers to support his brother's effort on the mound when Jordan Danks goes deep in the fourth inning in the White Sox' 5-2 win over Texas, with his sibling, John, throwing six innings to earn the U.S. Cellular Field victory. In 1955, A's catcher Billy Shantz also homered in a game in which his battery mate was his brother Bobby.

    2013 - When he goes deep off KC's Ervin Santana, Bryce Harper becomes the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers before his 21st birthday.  The Washington outfielder joins Mel Ott and Tony Conigliaro, who hit 61 and 56 round-trippers, respectively, for the Giants and Red Sox, before reaching their age of majority.   

    2015 - Calling his tweet completely unacceptable, ESPN pulls analyst Curt Schilling from the network's Little League World Series broadcasts. The former major league pitcher's post, which was quickly deleted, connected Muslim extremism to Nazi Germany.

    Baseball Birthdays on August 25...

    1858 - Jones, Frank
    1859 - Stockwell, Len
    1862 - Simon, Hank
    1869 - McFetridge, Jack
    1881 - Pettigrew, Ned
    1882 - McGeehan, Conny
    1884 - Catterson, Tom
    1884 - Reilley, Duke
    1886 - Kroh, Rube
    1887 - Rudolph, Dick
    1889 - Stevens, Jim
    1889 - Graff, Fred
    1892 - Jones, Johnny
    1892 - Boeckel, Tony
    1893 - Gandy, Bob
    1894 - Wetzel, Buzz
    1895 - Roberts, Ray
    1907 - Meadows, Rufus
    1911 - Frink, Fred
    1912 - Cisar, George
    1913 - Snyder, Bernie
    1913 - Narron, Sam
    1916 - Gantenbein, Joe
    1918 - Busby, Paul
    1921 - Jurisich, Al
    1922 - Devlin, Jim
    1926 - Suchecki, Jim
    1926 - Milliken, Bob
    1928 - Johnson, Darrell
    1928 - Wooldridge, Floyd
    1934 - Mauriello, Ralph
    1937 - Coleman, Choo Choo
    1939 - Womack, Dooley
    1940 - Wallace, Don
    1942 - Fitzmaurice, Shaun
    1944 - Smith, Dick
    1946 - Fingers, Rollie
    1949 - Babc0ck, Bob
    1950 - Heaverlo, Dave
    1950 - Perzanowski, Stan

    1953 - Lacey, Bob
    1954 - Redfern, Pete
    1960 - Meacham, Bob
    1962 - McDowell, Oddibe
    1966 - Belle, Albert

    1970 - Brumley, Duff
    1970 - Glanville, Doug
    1972 - Welch, Mike
    1972 - Abad, Andy
    1973 - Powell, Dante
    1974 - Matthews, Jr., Gary
    1974 - Ozuna, Pablo

    1976 - Feliciano, Pedro
    1976 - Rose, Mike
    1980 - Musser, Neal
    1987 - Morrison, Logan
    1987 - Upton, Justin
    1987 - Warren, Adam
    1990 - Marksberry, Matt
    1990 - Marrero, Deven
    1990 - Muncy, Max

    Baseball Deaths on August 25...

    1891 - Sweeney, Jerry
    1894 - Robinson, Yank
    1913 - Donahue, Red
    1927 - Cheek, Harry
    1928 - Wiltse, Snake
    1929 - Maher, Tom
    1943 - Hughes, Bill
    1949 - Watson, Mule
    1950 - Disch, George
    1952 - Maupin, Harry
    1953 - Maisel, Charlie
    1955 - Hudgens, Jimmy
    1957 - Griffin, Ivy
    1960 - Crolius, Fred
    1962 - Friday, Skipper
    1965 - Graham, Moonlight
    1966 - Rolling, Ray
    1966 - Zoldak, Sam
    1967 - Nelson, Emmett
    1970 - Moon, Leo
    1972 - Chelini, Italo
    1972 - Crouch, Jack
    1980 - Lee, Cliff
    1982 - Steineder, Ray
    1984 - Scalzi, Skeeter
    1984 - Hoyt, Waite
    1989 - Brideweser, Jim

    1993 - Bolton, Cecil
    1994 - Garrison, Cliff
    2004 - Epps, Hal
    2016 - Dade, Paul


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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4376 on: August 26, 2017, 12:27:44 am »

    On August 26 in Baseball History...

    1898 - Cleveland plays its final home game of the season and only the fourth at League Park since July ninth. With 83 of its final 87 games on the road, the Spiders have earned nicknames such as the Nomads, Exiles, Misfits and Wanderers.

    1912 - Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends under rules that have since been changed. In the second game of a doubleheader against the St. Louis Browns, he relieves Tom Hughes with one out and two on in the seventh inning of a 2-2 game. Both runners score and the Nationals lose 4-3. The two runs are charged to Johnson, not Hughes.

    1912 - At Forbes Field, Owen Wilson hits three triples in the doubleheader against the Braves. The Pirates center fielder's third triple, his second in the night cap, establishes a new major league record for three baggers with 32 breaking the mark he shared with Dave Orr (1886 Metropolitans/AA) and Heinie Reitz (1894 Orioles/NL).

    1916 - At Philadelphia's Shibe Park, A's hurler Joe Bush no-hits the Indians, 5-0. 'Bullet Joe' will win 15 of the last place Athletics' 36 victories this season.

    1926 - Senators hurler Walter Johnson (408) bests Red Faber (197) and the White Sox at Griffith Stadium, 9-3. The veteran pitchers have accumulated the largest amount of victories, a total of 605 victories, for two hurlers who start the same game, a record which will not be broken until Tom Seaver faces Don Sutton in 1986.

    1930 - Hack Wilson hits his 44th home run, breaking Chuck Klein one-year-old National League record, as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 7-5.

    1939 - Ebbets Field is the site of the first telecast of a major league baseball game. The Reds play the Dodgers in a doubleheader. Red Barber handles the broadcasts over W2XBS. The Dodgers take the first game 6-2, and the Reds take the second 5-1.

    1947 - Brooklyn's Dan Bankhead debuted with a home run in his first major-league plate appearance, but didn't fare well on the mound. In 3 1/3 innings of relief, he gave up 10 hits and six earned runs to the Pirates. Pittsburgh won, 16-3.

    1961 - Roger Maris hit his 51st homer of the year against the Kansas City Athletics. The 51 homers were the most ever by a player at this point in the season.
    1962 - At Metropolitan Stadium, Twins' left-hander Jack Kralick throws the team's first no-hitter since the franchise moved to Minnesota last season, and the fifth no-no hurled this season in the major leagues. The slight southpaw retires the first 25 A's batters he faces before a walk to George Alusik ends his bid for a perfect game, but he retires the next two hitters to no-hit Kansas City, 1-0.

    1962 - The Orioles complete a five-game sweep of the Yankees when right-hander Robin Roberts, released by New York during the first week of the season, beats Whitey Ford at Memorial Stadium, 2-1. Homers by Brooks Robinson and Jim Gentile account for Baltimore's only runs.

    1965 - At Shea Stadium, the Mets beat the Dodgers, 5-2, making Tug McGraw (2-2) the first Mets pitcher to defeat Sandy Koufax (21-7). Previously, New York had lost 13 consecutive times to the future Hall of Fame southpaw.

    1966 - After seeing a caricature of himself on the scoreboard, an angry Leo Durocher calls the Astrodome's press box to have it removed. When nothing is done, the enraged Cubs manager rips the phone out of the dugout wall and tosses it onto the infield.

    1966 - Coming off the Orioles bench, Vic Roznovsky and Boog Powell hit consecutive pinch-hit homers tying the game in the ninth in an eventual 12-inning, 3-2 victory over the Red Sox. It's only the third time in major league history there have been back-to-back pinch-hit home runs.

    1967 - Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, and the Twins sweep Cleveland to take the American League lead. The victory gives Chance a 17-9 record and lowers his ERA to 2.42.

    1968 - After starting his career 0-5, Jim McAndrew gets his first major league victory when he goes the distance at Busch Stadium blanking St. Louis on five hits, 1-0. In his first four major league starts, the Mets failed to score a run resulting in two 2-0 and two 1-0 defeats for the 24-year old rookie right-hander.

    1972 - Ron Santo's three run home run off Ron Bryant proves to be the difference in the Cubs' 10-9 victory over San Francisco at Wrigley Field. The third inning round-tripper, the first of a pair he hits in the game, is the third baseman's 2‚000th career hit‚ and drives in his 1‚200th run.

    1972 - Leo Durocher, formerly of the Cubs, replaces Harry Walker as manager of the Astros. It is only the second time someone has managed two National League teams in the same season. The first was in 1948, when Durocher piloted the Dodgers and the Giants.

    1973 - In a 10-1 Oriole victory over the A's in Baltimore, Paul Blair hits a rare inside-the-park grand slam. The fleet-footed outfielder circles the bases when Amos Otis and Steve Hovley collide chasing down his gapper in right-center field.

    1980 - At Milwaukee's County Stadium, George Brett strokes four singles and a double in 5 at-bats as the Royals edge the Brewers, 7-6. The Kansas City third baseman's 5-for-5 performance raises his league-leading batting average to .407.

    1981 - Cardinals' manager Whitey Herzog fines Garry Templeton $5,000 and suspends him indefinitely without pay for his rude behavior that includes an obscene gesture directed toward Redbird fans after they boo him in the first inning for not hustling to first base. The St. Louis shortstop, who will be traded to the Padres in the offseason for Ozzie Smith, agrees to seek psychiatric help and will be reinstated to the lineup on September 15.

    1987 - Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 in Milwaukee's 1-0, 10-inning win over the Indians, ending his hitting streak at 39 consecutive games. His streak was the seventh longest in major league history and the longest in the American League since Joe DiMaggio's 56-game streak in 1941.

    1989 - The Trumbull (Connecticut) All-stars become the first American team to win the Little League World Series since 1983.

    1990 - In his first game after six weeks on the disabled list, Bo Jackson homers in his first at-bat to tie a major league record with four consecutive homers.

    1991 - With the help of a questionable scorer's decision in the fifth inning, 27-year old Bret Saberhagen fires a no-hitter beating the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium, 7-0. When Royals' left fielder Kirk Gibson misses Dan Pasqua's slicing line drive, the play is immediately ruled a double, but after viewing several replays Del Black changes his mind and calls it a two-base error.

    1991 - The Yankees reluctantly agree to a record $1.55 million contract with 19-year old high school southpaw Brien Taylor, the overall number one pick from the June amateur draft. George Steinbrenner is outraged by the deal, but the suspended owner actually had driven up the price when he publicly makes his wishes known to Newsday two days prior to the signing by saying, "If they (Gene Michael) let him go, they ought to be shot".

    1992 - In the first matchup of National League knuckleballers in ten years, Pittsburgh's Tim Wakefield outduels Tom Candiotti of the Dodgers. The last time knuckleballs floated to batters on both teams came when Phil and Joe Niekro squared off in 1982.

    1993 - The Mets announce that Vince Coleman will remain on paid administrative leave until the end of the season effectively ending his playing career with the team. Co-owner Fred Wilpon's unequivocal decision that the controversial outfielder, who signed a four-year $11.95 million contract before the 1991 season, will not ever put on a Mets uniform again is the result of Coleman admitting to tossing a M-100 firecracker from a Jeep departing from a Dodger Stadium parking lot last month, injuring three people.

    1996 - With a ten year, $20 million deal, Pro Player, the sports apparel division of Fruit of the Loom, becomes the first sports marketing and products company to have its name used as the moniker for a stadium. The renaming of Joe Robbie Stadium, the home of the Florida Marlins, to Pro Player Stadium sparks controversy as many Miamians believe the name of the benefactor, whose name will be removed, should still be included due to his generosity and efforts to fund the original project.

    1996 - The Mets replaced Dallas Green as their manager with Bobby Valentine, a former coach who left the organization to manage in Texas. During his stormy seven-year tenure in New York, Bobby 'V' will compile a 536-467 (.534) record and will lead the team to the NL pennant in 2000.

    1998 - At Coors Field, manager Phil Garner earns his 500th victory at the Brewers helm making him the only skipper in team history to reach that milestone.

    1999 - Achieving the mark in his 29th start, Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson reaches the 300-strikeout milestone in record time. The 'Big Unit' whiffs nine in seven innings in a 12-2 victory over the Marlins.

    2001 - Joining Babe Ruth (1920-21 and 1927-28) and Mark McGwire (1996-99), Sammy Sosa (1997-2001) becomes the third player in baseball history to hit 50 homers in a season four times.

    2001 - In the 18th inning, second string catcher Bill Haselman beats out a bases-loaded potential inning-ending double play grounder allowing Chad Curtis to score the winning run in the Rangers' 8-7 victory over the Red Sox. The 6-hour and 35-minute contest is the longest game ever played in Ranger history.

    2002 - With a solo shot in the fourth inning in a 10-3 victory over the Rangers, Yankee infielder Alfonso Soriano sets a team record for home runs by a second baseman. The previous mark of 30 was established in 1940 by Joe Gordon.

    2002 - The first video streaming coverage of a major league baseball game takes place on the internet. Approximately 30,000 fans visit to see the Yankees defeat the Rangers, 10-3.

    2002 - Derek Jeter becomes only the third player to score at least 100 runs in his first seven major league seasons. The Yankees' shortstop joins Hall of Fame outfielders Ted Williams (Red Sox, 1939-49) and Earle Combs (Yankees, 1925-32) as the only big leaguers to accomplish the feat.

    2003 - Veracruz (Mexican) sold Jose Paniagua to the Chicago White Sox.

    2003 - The Padres trade starting pitcher Oliver Perez, along with prospect Jason Bay to the Pirates for outfielder Brian Giles. The Canadian-born Bay will be selected as the National League’s Rookie of the Year next season.

    2004 - Ichiro Suzuki becomes the only player to collect at least 200 hits in each of his first four seasons in the big leagues. The milestone hit is a ninth inning homer in the Mariners' 7-3 loss to the Royals at Safeco Field.

    2007 - Warner Robins, Georgia captures the Little League World Series as 12-year old Dalton Carriker’s extra inning (8th) walk-off home run beats Tokyo, 3-2. The victory is the third consecutive LLWS championship for the United States, its longest streak since winning eight straight titles from 1959-1966.

    2007 - At Comiskey Park, the Red Sox complete a four-game annihilation of the White Sox, 11-1. Tallying at least 10 runs in every contest, Boston outscores their Windy City opponents, 46-7.

    2008 - Driving in Damion Easley with a fourth inning groundout at Citizens Bank Park, Mets infielder David Wright becomes the first player in franchise history to have four 100-RBIs seasons. The 25-year old has reached the plateau every year since becoming the team's regular third baseman.

    2008 - Prior to the Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, Kenny Campbell falls more than 15 feet from the stands onto the right field warning track after catching a batting practice home run. The 10-year-old fan, shaken and bruised, but apparently unhurt, is comforted by Mike Pelfry and other Mets until a medical unit arrives.

    2008 - Teddy Roosevelt gets off to a fast start and it appears that T.R. will finally beat his Mount Rushmore teammates, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington to win his first-ever President Race at Nationals Park. The huge lead is lost, however, as the blue do-rag clad presidential character sporting dreadlocks stops to high-five fans sitting in the right field stands with the public address announcer explaining the mascot's behavior as 'Teddy being Teddy'.

    2008 - Trailing 7-0 early in the game, the Phillies rally to beat the Mets at Citizens Bank Park, 8-7. Chris Coste, who goes 4-for-4 after entering the game as a pinch hitter in the 8th inning, delivers the walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th to put Philadelphia back into first place, a half a game ahead of New York.

    2011 - The Toronto Blue Jays claimed Dewayne Wise from the Florida Marlins on waivers.

    2012 - The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Joe Saunders and cash to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Matt Lindstrom and cash.

    2014 - An 8th inning lead off double by Justin Morneau was all that kept Madison Baumgarner from pitching a perfect game as the Giants shut out the Rockies 3-0 at AT&T Park.  Baumgarner struck out thirteen and Buster Posey drove in all three runs with two homers.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves released Jason Frasor.

    2016 - The Chicago White Sox traded Dioner Navarro to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Colton Turner.

    Baseball Birthdays on August 26...

    1877 - Williams, Art
    1882 - Corcoran, Mickey
    1887 - Drohan, Tom
    1889 - Allen, Frank
    1892 - Barnes, Jesse
    1894 - Adams, Sparky
    1895 - Lindstrom, Axel
    1899 - Day, Pea Ridge
    1906 - Klumpp, Elmer
    1909 - Moore, Gene
    1913 - Helf, Hank
    1915 - Becker, Heinz
    1916 - Zabala, Adrian
    1917 - Barnicle, George
    1924 - Kellner, Alex
    1925 - DeMars, Billy
    1926 - Barnes, Frank
    1929 - Poholsky, Tom
    1935 - Silvera, Al
    1941 - Wenz, Fred
    1956 - Bjorkman, George
    1957 - Trevino, Alex
    1961 - Parrett, Jeff
    1964 - Kreuter, Chad

    1965 - Richardson, Jeff
    1965 - Quintana, Carlos
    1966 - Rosario, Victor
    1968 - Bark, Brian
    1969 - Grundt, Ken
    1969 - Bottalico, Ricky
    1975 - Mattes, Troy
    1975 - Ensberg, Morgan
    1976 - Geary, Geoff
    1976 - Sanchez, Alex
    1977 - Montero, Agustin

    1977 - Simpson, Allan
    1979 - Zink, Charlie
    1980 - Harris, Brendan
    1982 - Nix, Jayson

    1984 - Kendrick, Kyle
    1985 - Fryer, Eric
    1985 - Mastroianni, Darin
    1985 - Price, David
    1986 - Cedeno, Xavier
    1986 - Marte, Luis
    1986 - Wallace, Brett
    1987 - Brasier, Ryan
    1987 - Halman, Gregory
    1988 - Andrus, Elvis
    1988 - Hollands, Mario
    1990 - Corcino, Daniel
    1992 - Franco, Maikel
    1992 - Gott, Trevor

    Baseball Deaths on August 26...

    1921 - Oberbeck, Henry
    1934 - Kling, Bill
    1941 - McGlynn, Stoney
    1947 - McQuillan, Hugh
    1948 - Cannell, Rip
    1968 - Kroner, John
    1970 - Rommel, Eddie
    1972 - MacFayden, Danny
    1979 - Sutherland, Dizzy
    1984 - Trotter, Bill
    1985 - Wakefield, Dick
    1985 - Clarke, Stu
    2000 - Rakow, Ed
    2010 - McLish, Cal
    2016 - DeMaestri, Joe

    2016 - Korcheck, Steve



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On August 27 in Baseball History...

1897 - Washington Senator (NL) right-hander Roger Bresnahan makes his major league debut shutting out the St. Louis Browns, 3-0, en route to posting a perfect 4-0 record along with a 3.95 ERA this season. The 18 year-old's pitching time on the mound will be short-lived when the 'The Duke Of Tralee' switches to behind the plate to start a Hall of Fame career as catcher.

1910 - Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, two amateur teams play a night game in White Sox Park before 20,000. The first American League night game in the park will be in 1939.

1911 - At Comiskey Park, Chicago hurler Ed Walsh, Sr. no-hits the Red Sox, 5-0. The future Hall of Famer's son, Edward Arthur, will also pitch for the White Sox from 1928-1932.

1912 - At Boston‚ Chicago White Sox infielders Rath and Weaver get thrown out of the game‚ and coach Kid Gleason takes over at 2B. The 45-year-old last appeared in a game 4 years ago‚ but he makes no errors and goes 1-for-2 at the plate. With his appearance‚ Gleason has now played in four decades. The two Sox knot at 8 runs apiece.

1918 - Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in the chemical warfare branch of the Army.

1920 - The first place White Sox lose to the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings but still lead the AL. Ruth is out of the Yank's lineup with a swollen arm from chigger bites incurred while working off days as a star in the filming of Safe At Home.

1937 - Dodger right-hander Fred Frankhouse holds the Reds hitless for 7 2/3 innings before a heavy downpour ends the Ebbets Field contest permanently. The right-hander's 5-0 victory will be one of the 31 "no-no's" that is erased when MLB redefines a no-hitter in 1991 as a game in which a pitcher throws nine innings or more without giving up a hit.

1938 - In the first game of a twin bill at Yankee Stadium, Joe DiMaggio hits three consecutive triples. His offensive outburst helps the Bronx Bombers edge the Indians, 8-7.

1938 - Monte Pearson becomes the first pitcher to throw a no hitter in Yankee Stadium. The right-hander faces only 27 batters, thanks to two double plays, beating the the Indians, 13-0, for his 10th consecutive victory.

1941 - Beating the Braves 6-4, Charlie Root, best known for giving up Babe Ruth's 'called' home run, becomes the first pitcher to win 200 games in a Cub uniform.

1946 - A committee formed to study integration, which includes Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, delivers its secretive report during an Owners' Meeting, defending the covert color barrier which exists in professional baseball. The absurd reasons given to why blacks shouldn’t be allowed to play in the big leagues include an absence of skills due to inferior training and lack of fundamentals and the need to respect Negro League contracts, but another lesser known motivation may have been profit as revealed later in the report, “The Negro leagues rent their parks in many cities from clubs in Organized Baseball (and) Club owners in the major leagues are reluctant to give up revenues amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars every year" as well as the fear white fans would be driven away if black players attracted more minorities to the ballpark.

1951 - Scoring all the Phillies' runs in the victory over the Reds, Del Wilber hits three solo homers making it the first time in major league history a player has accounted for all the runs in a 3-0 game with home runs. The 32-year old catcher will hit a total of only 19 homers during his major league career.

1952 - The Dodgers set the National League mark for consecutive games with a double play when they complete a twin killing in their 23rd straight contest, a 10-5 loss to Chicago at Wrigley Field. The fifth inning 1-4-3 DP, pitcher Clyde King to second baseman Jackie Robinson to first baseman Gil Hodges, leaves Brooklyn two shy of the major league record.

1955 - In his second big league start, bonus baby Sandy Koufax two-hits the Reds at Ebbets Field, 7-0. Showing his future dominance of the 1960’s, the southpaw strikes out 14 Cincinnati batters.

1960 - Ernie Banks knocks in his 100th run of the season when he grounds out in the first inning of the Cubs' 5-4 victory over Philladelphia at Wrigley Field. The Chicago infielder, who will end his MVP season with 117 RBIs, will be the last National League shortstop to reach the milestone until Hubie Brooks accomplishes the feat with the Expos in 1985.

1974 - At Shea Stadium, Benny Ayala becomes the first National Leaguer in 13 years to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat. The Mets rookie goes deep off Astros' hurler Tom Griffin in New York's 4-2 win.

1975 - At Candlestick Park, nearly half the outs in the Giants' 9-1 victory over the Expos come via the strike out. John Montefusco, who goes the distance to get the win, strikes out 14 Montreal batters, and the 'Count' and his teammates reciprocate by whiffing 11 times, including the three times he goes back to the dugout with a bat in his hands.

1975 - Craig Kusick gains the dubious distinction of being hit by a pitch three times in one game, tying a major league record. The 11th inning plunking of the Twins' first baseman leads to the decisive run in the team's 1-0 victory over Milwaukee.

1977 - Toby Harrah and Bump Wills of the Texas Rangers hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs on consecutive pitches in the seventh inning as the Rangers beat New York, 8-2, at Yankee Stadium.

1978 - Joe Morgan of the Cincinnati Reds hit his 200th career home run to become the first major leaguer to have 200 homers and 500 stolen bases.

1982 - Rickey Henderson steals four bases in Oakland's 5-4 loss to Milwaukee to raise his total to 122 and break Lou Brock's single-season record of 118. The record-breaking 119th steal comes off pitcher Doc Medich and catcher Ted Simmons on a third-inning pitchout.

1986 - With one out in the bottom of the eleventh inning and the visiting Mets ahead of the Padres, 6-5, Lenny Dykstra's throw nails Gary Templeton at the plate when he tries to score from second base on Tim Flannery's single to center field. Knocked on his back by the runner, catcher John Gibbons, from a prone position, throws a strike to Howard Johnson who tags out Flannery, trying to get to third base, to end the game with an unusual 8-2-5 double play.

1988 - Tommy Lasorda wins his 1,000th game as a manager as Los Angeles tops Philadelphia 4-2.

1990 - The Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed thirty-five minutes when a huge swarm of gnats descends onto the field through the open SkyDome roof. Milwaukee scratches out a 4-2 win.

1997 - In honor of first baseman Jim Thome's birthday, the Indians begin pulling up their socks to just below the knees. The Tribe will win 17 of 27 games en route to clinching the American League East flag while sporting this new look.

1999 - In a 4-1 Expos loss to the Reds at Olympic Stadium, Vladimir Guerrero’s hitting streak, the longest in the big leagues since 1987, ends at 31 consecutive games. The Montreal outfielder's accomplishment sets a franchise record.

2000 - The Angels become the first American League team to have four players hit 30 home runs in the same season when Tim Salmon goes deep in LA's 10-9 victory over Cleveland at Edison Field. The Halos' right-fielder joins teammates Mo Vaughn, Garret Anderson, and Troy Glaus in reaching the plateau.

2001 - In the Nippon Ham Fighters-Fukuoka Daiei Hawks contest, Michihiro Ogasawara doubles and tallies on Yukio Tanaka's single breaking a 51-year Japanese record by scoring a run in 17 consecutive games. Indian Kenny Lofton (2000) and Yankee Red Rolfe (1939) share the major league record of 18 straight games.

2001 - With his 17th dinger this month, Cubs' slugger Sammy Sosa ties the National League record for August homers established by Willie Mays in 1965. Tiger Rudy York set the major league mark going yard 18 times in the eighth month of 1937.

2005 - Jeff Kent becomes the first player to hit 300 homers as a second baseman. The Dodger infielder, who surpassed Ryne Sandberg’s total of 277 last September, is the major league leader at this position with Joe Gordon holding the American League record with 246 round-trippers.

2005 - After losing a no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning against the Yomiuri Giants earlier in the season, Fumiya Nishiguchi (16-4) sees his perfect game against the expansion Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles go into extra innings. The Seibu Lions right-hander gives up a hit and has to settle for a 10-inning complete game shutout.

2007 - Citing the need a fresh start, Drayton McLane, owner of the last place Astros, fires skipper Phil Garner and GM Tim Purpura. Bench coach Cecil Cooper is named interim manager with long-time team executive Tal Smith being appointed as general manager, also on an interim basis.

2007 - Jake Peavy becomes the Padres leader in career strikeouts when he punches out Orlando Hudson looking at an inside fastball in the first inning of a 3-1 San Diego victory over the Diamondbacks at Petco Park. The right-handed fireballer, who fans 11 in the game, moves past Andy Benes who had struck out 1036 batters pitching for the Friars from 1989 to 1995.

2008 - The Atlanta Braves traded Mark Kotsay to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Luis Sumoza.

2011 - Justin Verlander becomes the first pitcher to win 20 games before the start of September since the D-Back's Curt Schilling reached the milestone in 2002. The right-hander (20-5) gives up four runs on eight hits along with six strikeouts and three walks in six innings of work, but is credited with a victory when the Tigers beat Minnesota at Target Field, 6-4.

2013 - Marlon Byrd is traded by the Mets, along with John Buck and cash, to the Pirates for a player to be named later (Vic Black) and minor leaguer Dilson Herrera.  Although the outfielder is no longer on the roster, the team follows through on its planned promotion, giving away Marlon Byrd T-shirts prior to tonight's game. 

2015 - In their game against Seattle, the White Sox wear collared blue and white v-neck retro jerseys, reminding fans of the infamous look the team had starting with a few games 1976 until 1981. The Throwback Thursday promotion at U.S. Cellular Field features the unusual uniforms designed by then-owner Bill Veeck, who believed his team, at the time, may not have been the greatest in baseball, but could be the most stylish club in the major leagues.

Baseball Birthdays on August 27...

1847 - McKelvey, John
1860 - Carroll, Scrappy
1867 - Long, Dan
1873 - McJames, Doc
1875 - Hahn, Ed
1875 - Wright, Dave
1877 - Brashear, Kitty
1879 - Sentell, Paul
1885 - Louden, Baldy
1888 - Troy, Bun
1892 - Janvrin, Hal
1893 - Haworth, Howie
1893 - Nutter, Dizzy
1894 - Mulligan, Eddie
1894 - East, Carl
1898 - Wayenberg, Frank
1898 - Fisher, Clarence
1901 - Berger, Johnny
1901 - Collins, Phil
1903 - Engle, Charlie
1905 - Gudat, Marv
1910 - Pyle, Ewald
1912 - Olson, Ted
1915 - Verban, Emil
1918 - Lowrey, Peanuts
1921 - Picciuto, Nick
1923 - Grate, Don
1931 - Cunningham, Joe
1932 - King, Jim

1935 - Lindbeck, Em
1935 - Broglio, Ernie
1938 - McCabe, Joe
1944 - Hairston, Johnny
1946 - Peters, Ray
1946 - Herrmann, Ed
1947 - York, Jim
1948 - Beasley, Lew
1951 - Bell, Buddy
1952 - Edwards, Mike
1952 - Edwards, Marshall
1955 - Kelly, Pat
1956 - Steirer, Rick
1961 - Maddux, Mike
1967 - McRae, Brian
1967 - Smith, Willie
1970 - Thome, Jim
1971 - Pote, Lou
1973 - Gorecki, Rick
1974 - Vidro, Jose
1975 - Durrington, Trent
1977 - Miller, Justin
1979 - Murphy, Tommy
1979 - Pratt, Andy
1983 - Buckner, Billy
1986 - Mercer, Jordy
1987 - Bochy, Brett
1988 - Achter, A.J.
1988 - Frankoff, Seth
1988 - Olt, Mike

1989 - Vitter, Josh
1990 - Tropeano, Nick
1993 - Travis, Sam

Baseball Deaths on August 27...

1897 - Moran, Sam
1905 - Kappel, Heinie
1917 - Alberts, Cy
1920 - Lyons, Toby
1943 - Truesdale, Frank
1953 - Shields, Charlie
1959 - Jonnard, Claude
1971 - Clarkson, Bill
1973 - Layne, Herman
1975 - Remneas, Alex
1976 - Mizeur, Bill
1980 - Wilson, John
1985 - Lindell, Johnny
1989 - Kelleher, Hal
1994 - Gryska, Sig
2000 - Mahoney, Bob
2004 - Crawford, Willie
2008 - Lindbeck, Em
2011 - Fanovich, Frank
2016 - Everitt, Leon




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Today In White Sox History - August 27th


August 27, 1911 -At Comiskey Park, Chicago hurler Ed Walsh, Sr. no-hits the Red Sox, 5-0. The future Hall of Famer's son, Edward Arthur, will also pitch for the White Sox from 1928-1932.

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Today In White Sox History - August 27th]


August 27, 1954 - In an 11-0 White Sox win at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia‚ Chicago third baseman Cass Michaels has his skull fractured by a pitch from A's Marion Fricano. Michaels is sidelined the rest of the year‚ and the injury will effectively end his 12-year ML career.

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This Date In White Sox History - August 27th

August 27, 2002 - The White Sox down the Blue Jays‚ 8-4 at Comiskey Park. Rookie third baseman Joe Crede's 9th inning two-run homer ties the score and his 10th inning walk-off grand slam wins it. Crede drives home seven runs in the game.

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    On August 28 in Baseball History...

    1884 - Mickey Welch of the New York Gothams sets the all-time major league record by fanning the first nine Philadelphia batters he faces. Welch wins 39 games this year and in just 13 seasons will win 307.

    1921 - Babe Ruth starts a record streak in which he gets at least one extra-base hit in nine straight games.

    1921 - John Michaelson becomes the first person born in Finland to play in a major league game. The 27-year old White Sox right-hander from Taivalkoski, who will also pitch his last game in just two days, posts an ERA of 10.12 appearing in only two games for Chicago.

    1926 - Using the same lineup in both games, the Indians sweep a twin bill from Boston at Fenway Park, 6-1 and 5-1. The Tribe’s right-hander Emil ‘Dutch’ Levsen, who will become the last major league pitcher to win two complete game victories in one day, accomplishes the feat without striking out a batter in either game.

    1932 - The Red Sox eclipse the Indians in the second game of a doubleheader 4-3 in 11 innings. The game was previously scheduled for August 31, but a solar eclipse was due and blackened the ballpark for twenty minutes, so the game is played today instead.

    1938 - On Connie Mack Day at Shibe Park, the A's win a doubleheader from the White Sox, setting a league record by playing their seventh successive twinbill in eight days.

    1945 - A moment in American history takes place in Brooklyn as Branch Rickey meets with Jackie Robinson to share his plans to integrate the major leagues. During the three hour meeting, the Dodgers' president will shout racial epithets to ‘test' the 26-year old ballplayer’s mettle to withstand the abuse which will come with being the first player to cross the color line this century.

    1950 - Earle and Roy Mack, Connie's sons by his first marriage, purchase 54 percent interest in the Athletics from Connie Mack, Jr., their younger brother from a second marriage. Earle, Roy and Connie Mack now own the club outright.

    1951 - The Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000 and a young pitcher named Lew Burdette. It is another late-season insurance measure for the New Yorkers.

    1951 - The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Giants 2-0, snapping the Giants' 16-game winning streak. The streak enabled the Giants to cut the Dodgers 13 1/2-game lead to six.

    1958 - White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox sets a record for consecutive games without striking out (98).

    1967 - Boston signs free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson. Harrelson reportedly receives a $75,000 bonus and salary package for 1967 and 1968. Harrelson will homer in his first Boston at bat but will hit just .200 for the Red Sox in 1967. The next year, however, he will become an All-Star and lead the American League with 109 RBI.

    1967 - Shutting out the Dodgers, 7-0, at Candlestick Park, Giants hurler Gaylord Perry begins the longest consecutive inning scoreless streak in franchise history. The right-hander will not give up another run over a span of 40 innings, a feat the son of a tenant farmer from North Carolina will also duplicate three seasons later.

    1967 - In the ninth inning of a Reds’ 3-2 loss to Philadelphia at Crosley Field, Chico Ruiz becomes the only major leaguer ever to pinch-hit for Johnny Bench. The 28-year old Cuban infielder, with a runner on second, flies out to left field standing in for the future Hall of Famer, who goes 0-for-3 in his first big league game.

    1970 - During the fifth inning of the second game of a doubleheader against California, Tony Horton unexpectedly takes himself out of the line-up. The game will prove to be his last in the major leagues as a deep slump and constant harassment from the Cleveland fans takes a personal toll on the promising 25-year old first baseman.

    1971 - Rick Wise hits two home runs, including a grand slam, en route to a complete-game victory in the Phillies' 7-3 defeat of the Giants. Five weeks earlier, the 25 year-old right-hander also hit two round-trippers and threw a no-hitter against the Reds on the same day.

    1971 - In his first at-bat in the Little League World Series finale, Lloyd McClendon blasts a three-run homer prompting the Chinese Taipei manager to order his pitchers to intentionally walk the 12-year old for the rest of the game. The Gary, Indiana Little Leaguer, the future manager of the Pirates, hits five home runs in five at bats, all on the first pitch, and is walked in his other five plate appearances in the three games he plays in the tournament.

    1971 - The Cubs honor their longtime fan favorite with 'Ron Santo Day' at Wrigley Field. With 34‚988 there to honor the veteran third baseman, he goes 1-for-3 and scores a run, but it isn't enough when Atlanta spoils the special day beating Ferguson Jenkins and the hometown team‚ 4-3.

    1977 - Steve Garvey hit three doubles and two home runs in five at-bats, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 11-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. One of Garvey's homers was a grand slam.

    1977 - In a 6-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, Nolan Ryan of the California Angles struck out 11 batters to pass the 300-strikeout plateau for the fifth time in his career.

    1983 - Greg Luzinski becomes the first player to park three home runs onto the roof at Comiskey Park, connecting off Boston's Oil Can Boyd in a 6-2 Chicago victory. Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams each accomplished the feat twice.

    1987 - Mike Schmidt continues to climb baseball's all-time home run list, passing both Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with the 522nd of his career in an 8-1 win over San Diego.

    1989 - Frank Viola and the Mets outduel Orel Hershiser and the Dodgers 1-0 in the first-ever regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners.

    1990 - Ryne Sandberg homers in the Cubs' 5-2 win over the Astros to become the first second baseman ever to post back-to-back 30-home run seasons. He will finish the year with 40 home runs to become the first second baseman since Rogers Hornsby in 1925 to lead the league in that category.

    1990 - Ellis Burks becomes the only second Red Sox player to hit two home runs in the same inning when he goes deep twice in Boston's eight-run fourth frame during the team's 12-4 rout of the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium. In 1928, second baseman Bill Regan became the first BoSox player to accomplish the feat when he homered twice, including an inside-the-park round-tripper, in the top of the fourth inning against Chicago at Comiskey Park.

    1992 - In a 22-2 rout, the Blue Jays pitching staff yields 31 hits, of which 22 are singles, to help the Brewers set an American League record. The 'Brew Crew' score in every inning except the fifth inning in the SkyDome contest.

    1996 - The Indians finish the season 12-0 against the Tigers with a 9-3 victory in Detroit. The Tribe becomes only the seventh team to sweep a season series since 1900.

    2000 - The players' association has exercised its option to extend the collective bargaining agreement ensuring labor peace through October 31, 2001. The expected move comes as no surprise as the players appear to be happy with the November 1996 deal, but the owners have expressed concerns the present CBA has widened the talent gap between the high and low-revenue markets due to escalating salaries.

    2001 - Alex Rodriguez becomes the ninth player, and the second shortstop, in major league history to hit 40 home runs in four consecutive seasons. The first shortstop to reach the plateau was Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, who accomplished the feat from 1957-60 for the Cubs.

    2003 - Jose Reyes becomes the youngest player in major league history to hit a home run from each side of the plate. The 20-year old shortstop accounts for all the Mets runs, hitting a solo shot left off Mike Hampton in the fifth inning and a two-run dinger lefty off Trey Hodges in the ninth, as New York beats the Braves, 3-1.

    2003 - Eric Gagne earns his 44th straight save in the Dodgers’ 6-3 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Los Angeles reliever’s effort establishes a new major league record surpassing Tom Gordon, who had saved 43 in a row to begin a season with the Red Sox in 1998.

    2005 - Down three runs in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Hawaii ties Curacao, 6-6, sending the Little League championship game into extra innings for the first time since 1971. The Ewa Beach bunch beats the Caribbean champs, 7-6, as Michael Memea hits a walk off homer in the bottom of the 7th inning.

    2007 - In a thirty-nine page decision, U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl upholds a New York City law passed in April which bans the use of metal bats in high school baseball games. After Mayor Bloomberg’s veto was overturned by the City Council, legal action was begun by a coalition of bat manufacturers, the USA Baseball organization, various coaches, as well as some of the parents of the scholastic ballplayers.

    2007 - Atop of his right-field foul pole perch at Yankee Stadium, a not-so-shy squirrel watches the Bronx Bombers beat the Red Sox, 5-3. The busy-tailed good luck charm has become a fan favorite receiving standing ovations and cheers as he is shown on the scoreboard video screen scampering up and down on the pole.

    2008 - The Cubs game against the Phillies at Wrigley Field becomes the first contest to be played with the use of video replay available to umpires to make calls in regards to fair or foul home runs, balls in or out of the ballpark, and fan interference determinations. The new technology, which doesn't need to be employed in any of the three ballparks going online today, will be used used by all major league clubs starting tomorrow.

    2008 - In the 11-2 victory over the Dodgers, Cristian Guzman becomes the second player in Nationals history to hit for the cycle joining Brad Wilkerson who accomplished the feat 2005, the team's first year in Washington, D.C. The 30-year old shortstop completes his cycle with an eighth inning triple.

    2008 - The Red Sox last regular season game at Yankee Stadium is a fitting finale for the two rivals at the 85-year old historic ballpark. Trailing 2-0, the Bronx Bombers rally late in the game, thanks to Jason Giambi's seventh-inning pinch-hit two-run homer and his walk-off single in the ninth, to beat Boston, 3-2, avoiding a sweep and keeping their wild card hopes alive.

    2012 - Starlin Castro agrees to a seven-year contract extension with the Cubs, which includes a club option for an eighth season in 2020. The 22 year-old shortstop, already a two-time All-Star, became the youngest player in National League history to lead the circuit in hits when he collected 207 last season.

    2014 - The Kansas City Royals claimed Jayson Nix from the Pittsburgh Pirates on waivers.

    2014 - Yusmeiro Petit, best known for losing his bid for a perfect game against Arizona with two outs and two strikes last September, sets a major league record when he retires his 46th consecutive batter by fanning Charlie Culberson in the third inning of San Francisco’s 4-1 victory over Colorado at AT&T Park. The Giants right-hander, both as a starter and reliever, breaks the 2009 mark established Mark Buehrle, who made 45 batters in row make an out while pitching for the White Sox.

    2015 - "Vin will be back for one more year (at least). God bless us, everyone" - JIMMY KIMMEL's cue card message to the crowd.

Team executive Magic Johnson, appearing on the Dodger Stadium video board, introduces Jimmy Kimmel to report "big, breaking news." The ABC late-night television host, who waves to the fans without saying a word, displays a succession of cue cards, informing the Chavez Ravine crowd the 87 year-old Vin Scully will be returning to broadcast Dodgers games in 2016 for his 67th season.

    2015 - After seven unproductive seasons, the Mariners, suffering through the second-longest postseason drought in baseball, fire general manager Jack Zduriencik. The former much-touted Milwaukee scouting director, named by Baseball America in 2007 as the first non-GM to receive its Major League Executive of the Year Award, was given a contract extension a year ago when Seattle would finish the season with 87 victories.

    Baseball Birthdays on August 28...

    1843 - Reach, Bob
    1861 - Reising, Charlie
    1873 - Stuart, Bill
    1875 - Yeager, Joe
    1875 - Clarke, Henry
    1876 - Bone, George
    1876 - Hazleton, Doc
    1877 - Beville, Ben
    1880 - H00ker, Buck
    1881 - Paskert, Dode
    1889 - Schegg, Lefty
    1891 - Houck, Byron
    1892 - Roth, Braggo
    1896 - Ward, Aaron

    1898 - Grimm, Charlie
    1902 - Roettger, Wally
    1902 - Jacobs, Art
    1908 - Savidge, Don
    1910 - Peerson, Jack
    1911 - Martin, Joe
    1912 - Rosen, Goody
    1918 - Miller, Ronnie
    1918 - Cross, Jeff
    1919 - Marshall, Charlie
    1921 - Aberson, Cliff
    1921 - Bradford, Bill
    1925 - Pramesa, Johnny
    1926 - Trice, Bob
    1936 - Gonzalez, Tony
    1937 - Hartman, Bob
    1938 - Cowan, Billy
    1938 - LeMay, Dick
    1940 - Satriano, Tom
    1943 - Piniella, Lou
    1946 - Torrez, Mike
    1950 - Guidry, Ron
    1951 - Youngblood, Joel
    1967 - Lewis, Darren

    1971 - Andrews, Shane
    1972 - Witasick, Jay
    1973 - Pellow, Kit
    1977 - Shearn, Tom
    1980 - Beam, T.J.
    1980 - Madson, Ryan
    1981 - Maya, Yunesky
    1982 - Quentin, Carlos

    1982 - Wells, Randy
    1984 - Harris, Wil
    1985 - Heath, Deunte

    1986 - Hanson, Tommy
    1989 - Andriese, Matt
    1989 - Dominguez, Matt

    Baseball Deaths on August 28...

    1894 - Pierce, Gracie
    1929 - Flynn, Ed
    1936 - Johnson, Youngy
    1939 - Oldfield, Dave
    1940 - Johnson, Charlie
    1942 - Rariden, Bill
    1947 - Donahue, She
    1951 - Piercy, Bill
    1951 - Lush, Billy
    1958 - Stack, Eddie
    1958 - Womack, Sid
    1958 - Dubuc, Jean
    1976 - Hunnefield, Bill
    1979 - Pruess, Earl
    1980 - Smythe, Harry
    1989 - Waters, Fred
    1990 - Jackson, Larry
    1994 - Clay, Dain
    1995 - Rios, Juan
    1996 - Zarilla, Al

    1997 - Scoffic, Lou
    1999 - Gerlach, Johnny
    1999 - Pope, Dave
    2013 - Pulli, Frank



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    On August 29 in Baseball History...

    1887 - Denny Lyons of the Philadelphia Athletics is held hitless for the first time since May 23 to end a 52-game hitting streak. In two of those games, however, Lyons' only hits were actually bases on balls, scored as hits this year.

    1918 - At Wrigley Field, Lefty Tyler tosses a gem as the Cubs edge the Reds, 1-0. The victory clinches the National League pennant for Chicago which will end the season 10.5 games ahead of the second-place Giants.

    1925 - After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice. Miller Huggins suspends Ruth and slaps a $5,000 fine on him for disobeying orders on the field and team rules off the field. Ruth is forced to apologize before he's reinstated nine days later. The day after his return to the lineup, Ruth hits career home run number 300.

    1934 - Schoolboy Rowe, after sixteen straight victories, finally loses when the A's chase him after seven innings in a 13-5 final at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. In his last start, the Tiger right-hander tied the American League record for consecutive wins shared by Smoky Joe Wood, Walter Johnson and Lefty Grove.

    1939 - Wheaties sponsors the first telecast of a baseball game when their ads are aired during the Ebbets Field contest between Reds and the Dodgers. The commercial broadcast is only available in New York City where an estimated 500 people own television sets.

    1948 - Jackie Robinson hits for the backward cycle when he homers in the first inning, triples in the fourth, doubles in the sixth, and completes the rare event with single in the eighth. In addition to his ten total bases, the Dodger second baseman drives in two runs, scores three times and steals a base helping Brooklyn beat the Cardinals at Sportsman's Park, 12-7.

    1951 - The Yankees trade rookie hurler Lew Burdette along with $50,000 to the Braves for right-hander Johnny Sain. Burdette will come back to haunt the Bronx Bombers pitching three complete-game victories in the 1957 World Series won by Milwaukee in seven games.

    1951 - With his second home run of the game, the sixth time he has accomplished the feat this year, Gil Hodges hits his 36th round-tripper to establish a new franchise record for homers in a season. The Dodger first baseman's seventh-inning three-run blast in the team's 13-1 rout of Cincinnati at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field surpasses the mark of 35 set by Babe Herman in 1930.

    1954 - A disappointed crowd of 45,922 at Milwaukee's County Stadium sees the Dodgers take a pair from the Braves, 12-4, and 11-4. In game one, the Dodgers break a tie with a record eight runs in the eleventh inning. The Braves establish a new National League attendance mark of 1,841,666 on their way to a season total of 2,131,388.

    1964 - On Elston Howard Night, the Yankees sweep a doubleheader from Boston, 10-2, and 6-1. Joe Pepitone's three home runs, including a grand slam, and Roger Maris' six singles lead the offense. Mickey Mantle hits home run No. 447 in the opener and ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330) in the nightcap.

    1965 - Giants center fielder Willie Mays breaks Ralph Kiner's record for home runs in a month when the 'Say Hey Kid' hits a moon shot off Jack Fischer for his 17th round tripper in an 8-3 victory over New York. The former Pirates outfielder, now a broadcaster for the Mets on WHN radio and WOR-TV, calls the round tripper which breaks his mark he established in 1949 with 16 round-trippers in the month of September.

    1966 - In San Francisco, the Beatles play their last concert ever at the Giants' home, Candlestick Park. The 'Fab Four' will never perform in public again.

    1966 - Getting the Cubs’ 4-2 win in relief, Robin Roberts becomes the first and only pitcher to beat the Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves. The future Hall of Famer gains his third career big league victory against the Boston Braves on Independence Day in 1948.

    1967 - Bert Campaneris of the Kansas City A's hit three triples in a 9-8, 10-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians.

    1971 - Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves drove in his 100th run of the season, giving him the National League record of 11 seasons with 100 or more RBIs.

    1972 - During a 3-0 win over St. Louis, San Francisco's Jim Barr retires the first 20 batters to face him. Six days earlier, Barr had gotten out the last 21 men to face him. This gives Barr a major league-record of 41 consecutive batsmen retired.

    1977 - After four seasons and 1,382 major league at-bats, Duane Kuiper hits his first and only MLB career homer off of White Sox starter Steve Stone in the bottom of the 1st inning. The Indians' second baseman will come to bat 3,379 times in his 12 year career.

    1977 - At Jack Murphy Stadium, 39-year old Cardinals outfielder Lou Brock steals two bases breaking the 49-year-old career stolen bases record with his 893rd swipe. The Georgia Peach had established the mark in 1928 as a member of the Philadelphia A's at the age of 41.

    1977 - Nolan Ryan, who will finish the season fanning 341 batters, strikes out 11 Orioles to pass 300 mark for the fifth time in his career. The Angels right-hander’s performance isn’t enough to prevent a 6-1 loss to Baltimore at Memorial Stadium.

    1985 - Don Baylor is hit by a first inning pitch thrown by Angels' hurler Kirk McCaskill. It is the 190th time the Yankee DH has been plunked which breaks, pardon the expression, Minnie Minoso’s American League record.

    1986 - The Angels, down by eight runs in the bottom of the final frame, score nine times to beat the Tigers, 13-12. Dick Schofield, batting for the second time in the inning, completes the amazing comeback with a two-out walk-off grand slam off Willie Hernandez.

    1987 - Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for a major league-record 11th time, fanning seven Pirates in six innings of an 8-2 Astros loss.

    1989 - Giving up just three singles, recently acquired Mets southpaw Frank Viola out duels Orel Hershiser and beats the Dodgers, 1-0. The classic contest between two aces marked the first time in baseball history that the reigning winners of the Cy Young Award have faced one another in the regular season.

    1992 - Atlanta's Charlie Leibrandt records his 1,000th strikeout and decides to save the ball. He rolls the ball towards the dugout for safekeeping, but neglects to call time out so Ricky Jordan takes second base on the error.

    1993 - George Brett got his 200th stolen base in Kansas City's 5-4, 12-inning victory over Boston to join Willie Mays and Hank Aaron as the only players with 3,000 hits, 300 homers and 200 steals.

    1995 - With two out in the ninth inning at Three Rivers Stadium, Paul Wagner loses a no-hitter against Rockies on an infield single by Andres Galarraga. The 27-year old Pirates right-hander will win the game, 4-0, but will lead the National League in losses this season posting a 5-16 record for Pittsburgh.

    1996 - The Orioles become the first major league team to have seven players hit 20 or more home runs in the same season when Bobby Bonilla goes deep off right-hander Bob Wells in the first inning of a 9-6 loss to Seattle at the Kingdome. The other Baltimore sluggers to reach the plateau include Rafael Palmeiro, Roberto Alomar, Cal Ripken, B.J. Surhoff, Brady Anderson, and Chris Hoiles.

    1998 - Derek Jeter hits his 17th home run of the season to establish a new mark for Yankee shortstops. The infielder also scores four times in a 11-6 victory over the Mariners.

    1999 - Tony Eusebio's home run in the top of the 13th inning is the difference in the Astros' 11-9 victory over the Braves in Atlanta. The Houston catcher's homer breaks the skid of eleven consecutive losses which is a team record.

    2000 - As the Braves come to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning trailing the Reds, 4-2, a power spike causes most of the lights to go out at Turner Field causing a 12-minute delay. As the Atlanta crowd waits for play to resume it is treated to a rendition of the song, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia".

    2001 - The Cardinals score two runs on a strikeout when runners, who are breaking from first and second, score after pinch-hitter Bobby Bonilla strikes out throwing his bat down the third-base line causing the Padres third baseman Phil Nevin to duck to avoid being hit by the flying lumber. At the same time, catcher Ben Davis's throw, attempting to cut down the runner at an unmanned third base, goes into left field which allows Edgar Renteria to score from second and Eli Marrero also tallies from first as left fielder Rickey Henderson misplays the ball.

    2002 - At Milwaukee's Miller Park, Mark Bellhorn becomes the first National Leaguer and joins Carlos Baerga as the only other switch-hitter to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning. The Cub infielder connects off southpaw Andrew Lorraine to start Chicago's 10-run fourth-inning and then goes deep again with a three run homer with two outs off Jose Cabrera.

    2002 - To show their displeasure about tomorrow's impending strike, fans at the Devil Ray-Angel game begin throwing foul balls back onto the field at Edison Field and over 100 people are ejected for throwing trash. New words are added to the traditional seventh-inning rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" as many of the fans in attendance begin to chant, "Don't strike! Don't strike! Don't strike!".

    2004 - At Toronto's SkyDome, Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek joins former players George Bell, Joe Carter and Tony Fernandez, Dave Stieb, former manager Cito Gaston and former general manager Pat Gillick as the seventh member of the club's Level of Excellence. The recipient of the team’s highest award for individual achievement, which comes as an emotional surprise for the play-by-play announcer, called 4,306 consecutive regular season games, and another 41 during the postseason during the first 27 1/2 seasons of the franchise’s existence.

    2004 - In the Cardinals’ 4-0 victory over Pittsburgh at PNC Park, Albert Pujols homers to become only the fourth player in major league history to hit 40 home runs and compile 100 RBIs in four consecutive seasons. The St. Louis first baseman joins Hall of Famers Al Simmons, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams in accomplishing the feat.

    2006 - Roy Oswalt and the Astros reach agreement on a $73 million contract extension keeping the two-time 20-game winner in Houston for the next five years. The deal, the largest multi-season deal in franchise history, is signed on the right-hander's 29th birthday.

    2006 - With his two homers (726, 727) in a 13-8 losing effort to the Braves at Miller Park, Giants slugger Barry Bonds passes Sammy Sosa into second place with 69 career multi-homer games. Babe Ruth hit two or more homers on 72 occasions during his 22-year career in the majors.

    2006 - Willy Taveras' consecutive game hitting streak team is stopped at 30 establishing a new team record. The Astros center fielder, who is plunked twice by Brewer starter Tomo Ohka, goes 0-for-3 in Houston's 10-3 win at Minute Maid Park.

    2006 - In a pre-game ceremony at Coors Field, the Rockies unveil a five-sided commemorative plaque which will be placed in the parking lot at the exact spot where home plate was located at Mile High Stadium. Although the team played just two seasons in the old ballpark before it was torn down to make room to park cars, the structure, built in 1948, served as the home for the popular minor league Denver Bears, the precursor to a major league team arriving in 1993.

    2007 - With Bobby Abreu at bat and Derek Jeter on second base during the bottom of the second inning at Yankee Stadium, visiting Red Sox manager Terry Francona is told to go to the dugout tunnel to show compliance with baseball's dress code. The Boston skipper, who is known not to wear his uniform jersey undernearth his pullover, is upset with timing of 'Shirtgate' because the inspection takes place as the game is being played.

    2008 - With a 14-3 victory over the Orioles, the Rays are assured of their first winning season in the 11-year old history of the franchise. Tampa Bay, presently in first place with an 82-51 record, had never won more than 70 games in a season.

    2010 - After initially ruling Brian McCann's drive a double, the umpires take just 86 seconds to overturn the call making it the first time in baseball history a game ends with a walk-off home run thanks to a video review of a play. The backstop's ninth inning round-tripper, which clearly bounced off the top of the outfield wall and strikes a second barrier, gives the Braves a 7-6 comeback victory over Florida.

    2010 - Nationals manager Jim Riggleman benches Nyjer Morgan for the 'unprofessional' play of his outfielder during yesterday's 14-5 victory over St. Louis. The center fielder had bowled over and severely injured Bryan Anderson at home plate in the bottom of the eighth inning even though the Cardinal catcher didn't have the ball, and when he neglected to touch home plate is called out on the play.

    2010 - In a pre-game ceremony prior to their game against New York, the White Sox retire Frank Thomas’ jersey number 35. The 'Big Hurt', a two-time American League MVP who played 16 of his 19 years in the big leagues in Chicago, retired in the off season with a .301 lifetime batting average along with 521 homers and 1,704 RBIs.

    2012 - Thanks to official scorer Bob Rosenberg changing his ruling, Darwin Barney establishes a National League single-season record when he plays in his 114th straight errorless game at second base in the Cubs' 3-1 loss to Milwaukee at Wrigley Field to break the mark set by David Eckstein, who had accomplished the feat playing for the Padres in 2010. After Barney originally received an error for his toss to the third base, the retired sportswriter changed his mind and gave the error to third baseman Luis Valbuena for mishandling the throw.

    2013 - The Cleveland Indians released pitcher Brett Myers.

    2013 - The New York Yankees released 1B/DH Dan Johnson.

    2014 - Minnesota, dating back to its origins in the nation's capital, becomes the 16th franchise in baseball history to reach the 10,000 home run plateau. The historic homer, struck by the Twin third baseman Trevor Plouffe, receives little fanfare, being the only tally the team scores in a 9-1 loss in Baltimore. 

    Baseball Birthdays on August 29...

    1857 - Cox, Frank
    1860 - West, Buck
    1861 - Ake, John
    1876 - Stricklett, Elmer
    1883 - Savage, Jimmie
    1885 - Bushelman, Jack
    1888 - Cottrell, Ensign
    1889 - Nicholson, Frank
    1891 - Callahan, Ray
    1892 - Wood, Roy
    1894 - Bono, Gus
    1895 - Morrison, Guy
    1898 - Collard, Hap
    1903 - Warner, Jack
    1906 - Hooks, Alex
    1906 - Goldman, Jonah
    1907 - Young, Pep
    1909 - Marrow, Buck
    1915 - Garrison, Ford
    1918 - Schultz, Joe
    1919 - Cox, Billy
    1919 - Lawing, Garland
    1919 - Grove, Orval

    1924 - McLeland, Wayne
    1925 - Brucker, Earle
    1927 - Naples, Al
    1928 - McDermott, Mickey
    1930 - Cole, Dave
    1932 - Mackenzie, Eric
    1932 - McCardell, Roger
    1937 - Stowe, Hal
    1939 - Nicholson, Dave

    1939 - Zupo, Frank
    1942 - Schneider, Dan
    1944 - Brown, Randy
    1946 - Sipin, John
    1946 - McNulty, Bill
    1950 - Zeber, George
    1950 - DeCinces, Doug
    1953 - Foley, Marv

    1960 - Williams, Reggie
    1960 - Tillman, Rusty
    1960 - Latham, Bill
    1963 - Richardson, Jeff
    1971 - Heflin, Bronson
    1971 - Blanco, Henry
    1975 - Riedling, John
    1977 - Oswalt, Roy
    1977 - Lomasney, Steve
    1977 - Rowand, Aaron

    1978 - Rogers, Eddie
    1979 - Sanders, Dave

    1979 - Shealy, Ryan
    1979 - Villacis, Eduardo
    1981 - Meyer, Drew
    1983 - Recker, Anthony
    1988 - White, Alex
    1989 - Scott, Robby
    1989 - Suter, Brent
    1989 - Watkins, Logan
    1990 - Taylor, Chris
    1992 - Syndergaard, Noah
    1994 - Reyes, Alex

    Baseball Deaths on August 29...

    1896 - Welch, Curt
    1920 - Peoples, Jimmy
    1923 - Milligan, Jocko
    1930 - Sanders, Ben
    1944 - McGill, Willie
    1948 - Graham, Charlie
    1950 - Ralston, Doc
    1954 - Ferry, Jack
    1961 - Schwartz, Bill
    1965 - Waner, Paul
    1966 - Schang, Bobby
    1966 - DeVormer, Al
    1968 - Howard, Paul
    1972 - Hausmann, Clem
    1976 - Platte, Al
    1982 - Niebergall, Charlie
    1989 - Dear, Buddy
    1992 - Gilbert, Andy
    2000 - Bell, Fern
    2001 - Tipton, Eric
    2001 - Peterson, Sid
    2001 - Selma, Dick
    2009 - Collum, Jackie
    2012 - Moss, Les




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    On August 30 in Baseball History...

    1905 - In his first major league at-bat, 18 year-old center fielder Ty Cobb doubles off Jack Chesbro in the first inning of the Tigers' 5-3 victory over the Highlanders at Detroit's Bennett Park. The two-bagger is the first of the 4,189 hits the 'Georgia Peach' will collect during his 24-year Hall of Fame career.

    1906 - After pitching a shutout in his major league debut, right-hander Joe Doyle of the Highlanders becomes the first player to start out with two shutouts when he beats the Nationals, 5-0. Of his 23 lifetime victories, seven will be shutouts. He is nicknamed Slow because of his time-consuming pace on the mound.

    1910 - Tom Hughes of the New York Yankees pitched a no-hitter for 9 1/3 innings before giving up a single to Harry Niles of the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees lost 5-0, with Hughes giving up seven hits in 11 innings.

    1912 - At Navin Field, Browns' hurler Earl Hamilton no-hits the Tigers, 5-1. Detroit gets on the scoreboard in the fourth inning thanks to a Ty Cobb walk, a two-base error and a fielder's choice, ruining the southpaw's bid for a shutout.

    1913 - With the Phillies ahead 8-6, umpire William Brennan forfeits the game to the Giants in the top of the ninth inning when the Baker Bowl fans sitting in the bleachers continue to distract New York batters by waving their handkerchiefs and straw hats. After National League president Thomas Lynch reverses the decision giving Philadelphia the victory, the circuit's board of directors orders the game, which will end with the same score, to be completed in NY on October 2 prior to a scheduled doubleheader between the two clubs at the Polo Grounds.

    1916 - At Fenway Park, Boston's Dutch Leonard no-hits the Browns, 4-0. The 24-year old Red Sox southpaw will finish the season 18-12 en route to Boston's World Championship.

    1918 - At the Polo Grounds, the Giants beat the Dodgers, 1-0, on an unearned run in the bottom in the ninth in a contest that takes only fifty-six minutes to complete. Pete Compton's base hit off Jack Combs plates Larry Doyle, who had singled to lead off the frame and moved to third on Ollie O'Mara's errant throw on a sacrifice bunt.

    1922 - After hitting number 28 in the first inning, Babe Ruth argues too strongly over a called strike on his next at bat, and he is thrown out of the game. He is suspended for the fifth time of the year and is out for three days.

    1928 - In his final major league at bat, 40 year-old A's outfielder Tris Speaker is struck out by Red Sox hurler Red Ruffing. The 'Grey Eagle' ends his 22-year Hall of Fame career with a .345 batting average, sixth best in major league history.

    1939 - Yankee freshman Atley Donald, who will will win 12 straight games to set an AL record for most consecutive victories thrown by a rookie, throws a recorded pitch at 139 feet per second (94.7 mph) to establish a new record for a fast ball. The velocity of ‘Swampy's’ throw was measured by a speed meter owner by the Indians and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

    1950 - When Eddie Stanky gets his fourth base-on-balls off Pirates' southpaw Lefty Chambers in a 4-0 victory at Forbes Field, the Giants' leadoff hitter ties a major league record by drawing a walk in seven consecutive plate appearances. The second baseman, known as the 'Brat', will be the league leader in walks (144) and OBP (.460) this season.

    1952 - Nine-time All-Star infielder Arky Vaughn drowns with a friend when their boat capsized while fishing in a volcanic lake near Eagleville, CA. The former shortstop and third baseman, who compiled a .318 batting average and a .406 on-base percentage playing with the Pirates and Dodgers, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.

    1953 - During the 19-4 win over the Pirates in the opening game of a twin bill, the Braves stroke a big league record eight home runs, including three from rookie outfielder Jim Pendleton. Boston will add four more homers in the 11-5 night cap victory to also establish the mark for most round-trippers in a doubleheader.

    1960 - With two doubles and a single in the 3-2 night cap victory, Pete Runnels collects a total of ten hits in the Red Sox doubleheader sweep of the Tigers at Fenway Park. The 32-year old infielder, who will win the American League batting crown with a .320 average, goes 6-for-7 in the opener which Boston wins in 15 innings, 5-4.

    1961 - A computer named Casey is used to predict Roger Maris' chances of passing Babe Ruth’s record of 60 home runs within 154 games. The IBM 1481 believes the Yankee slugger has a 55 percent chance of hitting 61 round trippers to establish a new single season mark for homers.

    1965 - Casey Stengel, who is recovering from a fractured hip suffered a month ago, officially announces his retirement as the skipper of the Mets, ending a 56-year career in baseball as a player, coach and manager. At an hour-long press conference held at the Essex House, Casey's N.Y. residence, the "Old Perfessor' shares his disappointment in the team's performance during their first four and half seasons in the National League and praises his interim replacement, Wes Westrum, the club's former pitching coach.

    1966 - In his final decision facing the Mets, Sandy Koufax, lasting only two innings, loses to Bob Friend at Shea Stadium, 10-4. The Dodgers' Hall of Fame southpaw compiled a 17-2 record against the lowly expansion team since their inception in 1962.

    1972 - On the same night in different games, Pete Rose of the Reds and Pittsburgh's Roberto Clemente both tie their respective club records for hits. With his two hits at Three Rivers Stadium, the Pirates outfielder equals Honus Wagner's club mark of 2,970 career hits, and Cincinnati's 'Charlie Hustle' matches Vida Pinsons' total when he singles at Riverfront Stadium to collect his 1,881st hit

    1973 - Thanks to Jose Cruz's tenth inning walk-off single off Tom Seaver, the Mets lose to the Cardinals, 1-0. The Busch Stadium defeat drops the eventual National League champs into last place.

    1975 - The Braves replace Clyde King as their manager with scout Connie Ryan, disappointing some of the fan base who had hoped Billy Martin, recently released by the Rangers, would get the nod for the job before he went to the Yankees. The 55-year old former Atlanta skipper will be retained as a special assistant to Eddie Robinson, the team's executive vice president.

    1983 - Catcher Carlton Fisk hits a inside-the-park homer in the fifth inning and the White Sox beat the Rangers 5-0 at Comiskey Park.

    1984 - In a 9-3 win over the Twins, Red Sox slugger Jim Rice grounds into his 33rd double play of the season to break the major league record set by Jackie Jensen in 1954. By season's end, Rice will extend his new record to 36.

    1984 - When Montreal brings back Jim Fanning to be the skipper of the Expos, it marks the second time Bill Virdon is fired during the season and replaced by the manager he succeeded. During 1973 season, the Pirates ask Danny Murtaugh to return to the dugout to also replace the bespectacled skipper, his replacement two seasons earlier.

    1986 - Tommy John, 43, and Joe Niekro, 41, pitched a doubleheader for the New York Yankees against Seattle to become the first 40-plus teammate combo to start a doubleheader since Sept. 13, 1933, when the Chicago White Sox's Sam Jones, 41, and Red Faber, 44, pitched against the Philadelphia Athletics. John lost the opener and Niekro won the second game, 3-0.

    1986 - New York releases Let's Go Mets Go!, a music video that features players, coaches and fans, along with a cameo appearance by Joe Piscopo. Shelly Palmer, known professionally as Shelton Leigh Palmer, composed and produced the official team’s theme song, that becomes a Gold Record, as well as directing and producing the accompanying music video, which will go triple platinum.

    1987 - Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with two home runs in Minnesota's 10-6 win over Milwaukee, tying the American League record for hits in a nine-inning game. Combined with yesterday's 4-for-5, two-home run performance, Puckett has a major league-record-tying ten hits in two games.

    1988 - Kent Tekulve becomes the second pitcher in major league history to appear in 1,000 games by pitching 2 innings in Philadelphia's 7-5 win over San Francisco.

    1990 - An inside-the-park grand slam by catcher Ron Karkovice was all the White Sox needed as they beat the Twins 4-3 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minnesota. Karkovice lined a 1-2 pitch just over the glove of leaping Twins shortstop Greg Gagne. The ball rolled to the fence between left fielder Dan Gladden and center fielder John Moses. Moses slipped at the base of fence and tossed the ball to Gladden but Gladden, who was looking towards the infield, missed it and the ball rolled away. White Sox starter Jack McDowell went 8 innings to pick up his 11th win of the season and Bobby Thigpen pitched a scoreless 9th inning to earn his 44th save of the year.

    1995 - Detroit teammates Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell play in their 1,914th game together in a 10-7 loss to the White Sox. The pair tie the American League record for most games appeared in together.

    1998 - Defeating the Marlins 7-5, the Reds hand Florida its 89th loss, the most ever for a reigning World Series champ. The Reds lost 88 games in 1991 after its Fall Classic sweep of the A's.

    1998 - Toms River becomes the first American team since 1993 to win the Little League World Series. Chris Cardone hits home runs in consecutive at-bats, including a game-deciding two-run shot beating Kashima, Japan,12-9.

    1998 - The Cardinals honor Jack Buck with a new statue in Buck's likeness. The Hall of Fame broadcaster began announcing Cardinals games in 1954.

    1999 - At the Astrodome, Edgardo Alfonzo becomes the first player in the Mets' 38-year history to go 6-for-6 scoring six times and drives in five runs; the second baseman hits three homers, two singles and a double for a team-record 16 total bases as New York routs Houston,17-1.

    2000 - On a night when every player in the Astros' starting lineup gets a hit, reserve catcher Tony Eusebio's hitting streak ends at 24 games, a franchise record. The back-up backstop's accomplishment is the fifth longest by a big league catcher since 1900.

    2000 - With the exception of hitting his first batter and giving up an opposite field leadoff single in the ninth, Pedro Martinez is nearly perfect in Boston's win over the Devil Rays, 8-0. The brawl-filled contest features five fights with eight Devil Rays (five players, the manager and two coaches) being ejected and Carl Everett needing a single to hit for the cycle but homers for the second time.

    2000 - Going 3-for-5 in a 9-4 comeback victory over the Blue Jays, Darin Erstad gets his 200th hit of the season. The Angels' outfielder reaches the 200-hit plateau quicker than any other player since Ducky Medwick accomplished the feat in 131 games playing with the Cardinals in 1935.

    2000 - Earning his 1,600th victory, Braves' manager Bobby Cox passes former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda on the career list for most managerial victories. His 5-2 victory over the Reds puts him 14th on the all-time list.

    2002 - After marathon negotiation sessions to avoid a players' strike just hours away, Bud Selig announces the players union and owners have reached a settlement on a new four-year CBA without the need of a work stoppage. The new agreement, called 'historic' by the commissioner, gives the owners the economic restraints they wanted as the players are assured no teams will be contracted until the 2007 season with a revenue sharing plan will gradually be implemented during the span of the contract.

    2004 - Chipper Jones and his wife, Sharon, welcome their second child into the world, a 7 pounds, 14 ounces son. The couple names the boy Shea, as a tribute to the New York ballpark where the Braves' third baseman has enjoyed tremendous success against the Mets.

    2005 - In the long tradition of Bronx Bombers, Alex Rodriguez becomes only the second right-handed batter in Yankees history to hit 40 homers in a season. The New York third baseman joins Joe DiMaggio, who hit 46 homers in 1937, making it the only time ‘Joltin’ Joe’ reached the 40 mark.

    2006 - In an effort to bolster their starting rotation as they pursue the NL wild card, the Padres obtain home town favorite southpaw David Wells from the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The 43-year old 'Boomer', who had played for San Diego in 2004, posted a 2-3 record with a 4.98 ERA during an injury-plagued (knee) campaign in Beantown.

    2006 - In the Mets' 13-0 rout of Washington at RFK Stadium, Julio Franco drives in five runs, tying a career high, to become the major leaguer in history to accomplish the feat. The 48 year-old first baseman, with three hits, falls a triple short of completing the cycle.

    2006 - In the first inning of a 7-2 defeat to the A's, Red Sox starter Curt Schilling whiffs Nick Swisher to record his 3000th career strikeout. The Alaskan-born right-hander becomes the 14th pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone.

    2006 - Adam LaRoche's nine total bases and three RBIs help the Braves beat the Giants at Turner Field, 5-3. The 26-year old first baseman's offensive output includes three doubles and a triple.

    2010 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Manny Ramirez from the Los Angeles Dodgers on waivers.

    2011 - With a 9-4 victory over Colorado at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks extend their home winning streak to a franchise record-tying 11 games. The consecutive string of victories in the desert equals the mark set by the 2000 and 2003 teams.

    2011 - One day after his 34th birthday, Aaron Rowand makes his last appearance in a major league game when he strikes out as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 7th inning for the San Francisco Giants as they lose to the Cubs 5-2 at AT&T Park. The Giants would release Rowand on September 8th.  Rowand ends up signing as a free agent with the Marlins in the off-season but would be released by them at the end of spring training.

    2012 - The Chicago White Sox released Gregory Infante.

    2014 - The Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Minor League pitchers Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar

    2014 - Trevor Hoffman, who spent parts of 16 seasons of his 18 years in the majors with San Diego, retiring as baseball's all-time saves leader with 601, becoming the ninth person inducted into the Padres' Hall of Fame. The closer, known for his devastating changeup, joins Buzzie Bavasi, Nate Colbert, Jerry Coleman, Tony Gwynn, Randy Jones, Ray Kroc, Dick Williams and Dave Winfield to be enshrined by the team.

    2015 - The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Addison Reed to the New York Mets in exchange for Matt Koch and Miller Diaz.

    2015 - The NL's eventual 2015 Cy Young Award recipient Jake Arrieta, needing just 116 pitches, beats Los Angeles, 2-0, tossing the 12th no-hitter ever thrown at the Chavez Ravine ballpark, and the 13th no-no in Cubs history. The contest marks the second time in ten games the Dodgers has been unable to get a hit, after being held hitless by Astros right-hander Mike Fiers on August 21.

    Baseball Birthdays on August 30...

    1850 - McVey, Cal
    1859 - Powell, Jim
    1863 - Rudderham, John
    1864 - Weckbecker, Pete
    1866 - Pears, Frank
    1870 - Thompson, Will
    1872 - Dunkle, Davey
    1878 - Starr, Charlie
    1879 - O'Neill, Peaches
    1880 - Armbruster, Charlie
    1883 - Brinker, Bill
    1883 - Edmonston, Sam
    1884 - Sullivan, Andy
    1886 - Tooley, Bert
    1886 - Smith, Wib
    1887 - Seaton, Tom
    1891 - Partenheimer, Steve
    1892 - Perritt, Pol
    1893 - Head, Ralph
    1894 - Miller, Bing
    1898 - Cuyler, Kiki
    1902 - Cote, Pete
    1906 - Friedrichs, Bob
    1914 - Hancken, Buddy
    1916 - Lindell, Johnny
    1917 - Embree, Red
    1918 - Johnson, Billy
    1918 - Williams, Ted
    1924 - Sacka, Frank
    1925 - Wilson, George
    1927 - Goldsberry, Gordon

    1935 - Funk, Frank
    1941 - Moore, Archie
    1943 - Fanzone, Carmen
    1944 - McGraw, Tug
    1945 - Dean, Tommy
    1948 - Simpson, Steve
    1950 - Chalk, Dave
    1950 - McQueen, Mike
    1950 - Merchant, Andy
    1955 - Martin, Renie
    1956 - Baker, Steve
    1956 - Brown, Scott
    1956 - Mueller, Willie
    1956 - Erickson, Roger
    1957 - Smith, Dave
    1960 - O'Neal, Randy
    1960 - Seilheimer, Ricky

    1967 - Cook, Andy
    1972 - Herrera, Jose
    1974 - Hernandez, Adrian
    1974 - Foster, Kris
    1976 - Koplove, Mike
    1976 - Shackelford, Brian
    1977 - Adkins, Jon

    1977 - Byrd, Marlon
    1978 - Lee, Cliff
    1978 - Wellenmeyer, Todd
    1979 - Richmond, Scott
    1979 - Rivas, Luis
    1980 - Adams, Russ
    1980 - Hernandez, Roberto
    1981 - Wainwright, Adam
    1982 - Marshall, Sean
    1983 - Ekstrom, Mike
    1983 - Getz, Chris

    1984 - Wright, Steve
    1989 - Burns, Billy
    1991 - Carle, Shane

    Baseball Deaths on August 30...

    1902 - Chambers, Rome
    1915 - Coon, William
    1931 - Ginn, Tinsley
    1935 - Smith, Leo
    1937 - Rees, Stan
    1944 - Duggleby, Bill
    1952 - Vaughan, Arky
    1958 - Demaree, Frank
    1964 - Jones, Bob
    1965 - Papish, Frank

    1969 - Bolen, Stew
    1969 - McKeithan, Tim
    1978 - Sicking, Ed
    1986 - Higdon, Bill

    1989 - Collins, Joe
    1990 - Garland, Lou

    1999 - Huston, Warren
    2003 - Passeau, Claude
    2005 - Hodkey, Eli
    2007 - Jeffcoat, Hal
    2009 - Phillips, Jack




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    On August 31 in Baseball History...

    1906 - Beset by injuries, the Tigers call 46-year-old Sam Thompson out of retirement. He drives in two runs in a 5-1 win over the Browns. Thompson last played in the majors in 1898. He appears in eight games and bats .226.

    1909 - The A. J. Reach Company is granted a patent for a cork-centered baseball, which will replace the hard rubber-cored one. This change will be particularly apparent in the NL in 1910-11.

    1915 - In the first game of a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds, Cubs' right-hander Jimmy Lavender no-hits the hometown Giants, 2-0. Next season, the 31-year old knuckleballer will stymie New York once again tossing a one-hitter, allowing only an infield safety to Benny Kauff.

    1935 - Vern Kennedy of the Chicago White Sox pitched a no-hitter to beat Cleveland 5-0. Kennedy also had a bases-loaded triple.

    1937 - Detroit's rookie Rudy York sets a new record for home runs in a month, hitting his 17th and 18th to eclipse Babe Ruth's mark set in September 1927. Sammy Sosa will break that mark in 1998.

    1946 - With two singles in the Red Sox 4-2 victory over Philadelphia, Johnny Pesky collects a total of 53 hits in August, the highest monthly total in franchise history. The shortstop's team mark will be tied in 1950, also accomplished in the month August, by his close friend, Dom DiMaggio.

    1950 - In front of 14,226 fans at Ebbets Field, Gil Hodges becomes the fourth major leaguer in the century to hit four home runs in one game as Brooklyn routs the Braves, 19-3. The Dodger first baseman also ties the major league record for total bases with 17.

    1954 - The Indians beat the Yanks 6-1 to record their 26th win of the month, tying the 1931 Philadelphia A's.

    1954 - Closing in on the professional home run record of 69, established by Joe Hauser (Minneapolis-1938) and equaled by Bob Crues (Amarillo-1948), Joe Bauman blasts four home runs in the Roswell Rockets' 15-9 victory over the Wichita Falls/Sweetwater Spudders to bring his total to 68. The 32-year old slugging first baseman will finish the season with 72 homers, a record which will last until Barry Bonds surpasses the mark with by one round-tripper in 2001. -This entry was inspired by Ron Skrabacz, who was born on this date. His dad was a teammate of Joe's in 1949 on the Elk City Elks.

    1957 - Oriole minor league fireballer Steve Dalkowski strikes out 24 Bluefield players, but issues 18 walks, hits four batters and uncorks six wild pitches. The New Britain, Connecticut native's wildness costs him the game when Kingsport loses in an Appalachian League contest, 9-8.

    1959 - Sandy Koufax breaks Dizzy Dean's National League mark and ties Bob Feller's major league record of 18 strikeouts in a game against the Giants as 82,974 fans watch. He also totals 31 strikeouts for two consecutive games to set a new major league mark. (The major league record for strikeouts in a game is now shared by Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood, while Wood holds the record with 33 strikeouts over two games.)

    1963 - In the bottom of the ninth with two outs at Wrigley Field, Ellis Burton hits a walk-off grand slam off Houston hurler Hal Woodeshick giving the Cubs a dramatic 6-5 victory. Chicago had been trailing 5-2 before the switch-hitting center fielder hit the most memorable of his 17 career round-trippers.

    1964 - Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of next year's Angels.

    1968 - Elroy Face ties Senators' legend Walter Johnson's major league mark for appearances with one team when he enters a game for the 802nd time for the Pirates, replacing Steve Blass, who remains in the contest in left field. After the reliever retires one batter to equal the record, Blass returns to the mound, and an announcement will be made before the final out is recorded in Pittsburgh's 8-0 victory over Atlanta that the Bucs' right-handed veteran has been sold to the Tigers

    1969 - Morganna, a well-endowed fan dressed in a mini dress, jumps onto the Atlanta Stadium field and kisses the batter Clete Boyer on the cheek. The Braves' third baseman then promptly ends a 1-for-17 slump with a RBI single and goes on an 8-for-15 tear.

    1974 - In a Class A minor league contest, Mavericks' manager Frank Peters rotates his starting nine so each player takes a different position on the field for every inning. The innovative strategy works as Portland posts an 8-7 victory over the Tri-Cities Ports, their Northwest League opponents. .

    1979 - The Phillies fire Danny Ozark, the club's skipper since 1973. Farm director Dallas Green takes over.

    1981 - Royals manager Jim Frey is fired and replaced by Dick Howser, whose Yankees lost to Frey's Royals in last season's American League Championship Series.

    1984 - Trailing by five runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Rangers score six times to beat the Brewers, 7-6. With two runs in and two out, Milwaukee shortstop Robin Yount's error on Gary Ward's ground ball loads the bases setting the stage for Buddy Bell's 'sayonara slam' over the left field wall off Pete Ladd.

    1989 - Arbitrator Thomas Roberts orders the major league owners to pay $10.5 million in damages as a result of their collusion against free agents after the 1985 season.

    1990 - Refusing to part with Triple-A third baseman Scott Cooper to get Larry Andersen from the Astros for the stretch run, Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman trades the Eastern League's MVP Jeff Bagwell for the right-handed relief pitcher. The University of Hartford standout will go on to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award (1991) and will become the league's MVP the same year Andersen, who hurled only 15 innings during his time in Boston, retires from the Phillies (1994) .

    1990 - The Ken Griffeys, Griffey, Jr. in center field and Ken (Sr.) in left field, become the first father-and-son combination in major league history to play as teammates, and they each go 1-for-4 in Seattle's 5-2 win over the Royals. The Mariners had signed the elder Griffey after he was waived by the Reds.

    1992 - The A's trade Jose Canseco to the Rangers for Ruben Sierra, Bobby Witt and Jeff Russell and an undisclosed amount of money. Baseball's bad boy will hit 45 home runs and bat .269 during his three-year tenure in Texas.

    1997 - Andruw Jones's grand slam is the Braves' tenth of the season breaking the National League mark for bases-full home runs for a team in single season. Ironically the record is broken in an American League park as Atlanta defeats the Red Sox at Fenway.

    1997 - In front of a crowd of 55,707, Don Mattingly's uniform number 23 is added to the list of retired numbers on the wall at Monument Park. The former Bronx Bomber first basemen, who served as captain of the team from 1991 to 1995, is the first Yankee to have his uniform number retired without having reached a World Series.

    1999 - Paul Byrd of the Phillies plunks Braves catcher Eddie Perez on the back precipitating a bench-clearing brawl between the two already unfriendly ball clubs. As the battle rages on, the two instigators are discovered praying together when the pitcher's prayer for forgiveness is overheard by the angry batter.

    2000 - The Red Sox trade two minor league pitchers to the Reds for Dante Bichette. The 36-year-old veteran outfielder will be the designated hitter for his new team.

    2001 - Upon learning Danny Almonte, star pitcher of the LLWS, is 14-years old, not 12 as required by the organization's rules, the Little League strips the Raulindo Paulino All-Stars of all its wins. The team, which had captured the heart of the community, finished third in Williamsport and was given a parade in New York and honored in a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium.

    2001 - Former major league league catcher Crash Davis, whose name was the inspiration for the main character of the 1988 hit movie Bull Durham, dies at the age of 82 after a yearlong bout with cancer. In the movie, which was ranked #1 as the greatest sports film of all time by Sports IIlustrated Kevin Costner portrays "Crash" as the veteran backstop of the Durham Bull brought in to help a rookie pitcher reach the big leagues by sharing his experiences on and off the field.

    2002 - Losing their 13th consecutive game at Shea Stadium, the Mets complete the worst month at home in National League history. With the 1-0 loss to Randy Wolf and the Phillies, the Amazins' join the Seattle Pilots (August-1969) and the Tigers (September-1996) as teams that have not won a home game in a calendar month with at least ten games.

    2004 - Equaling the largest shutout margin of a victory in baseball history, the Indians rout the Yankees, 22-0. The biggest defeat in the 101-year history of the Bronx Bombers matches the 1975 Pirates' record-setting performance against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

    2004 - Omar Vizquel becomes the first player in the 81-year history of Yankee Stadium to collect six hits in a game. The Indians shortstop's 6-for-7 performance helps pace the Tribe’s 22-0 dismantling of the Bronx Bombers.

    2005 - On the third pitch he sees in the bigs, Jeremy Hermida becomes only the second player to hit a grand slam in his first major-league at-bat. The Marlin rookie pinch hitter joins Phillies hurler Bill Duggleby who accomplished the same feat in 1898.

    2006 - With his major league leading 49th home run, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard establishes a new club record for home runs in a single season. Last year's Rookie of the Year's fourth inning long ball at RFK Stadium puts him ahead of Hall Famer Michael Schmidt who hit 48 dingers in 1980.

    2006 - A.J. Pierzynski’s sixth inning blast makes the White Sox the first club in major league history to hit at least 200 home runs for seven consecutive seasons. The catcher's two-run homer isn't enough as Chicago loses to the Devil Rays at Comiskey Park, 5-3.

    2007 - After walking the lead-off hitter John Buck in the ninth to spoil his perfect game, Scott Baker gets an out then yields a single to pinch hitter Mike Sweeney two outs shy of a no-hitter. The Twins' 25-year-old right-hander from Shreveport, LA settles with a one-hitter blanking the Royals at the Metrodome, 5-0.

    2007 - Tony La Russa becomes the winingest manager in franchise history when the Cardinals defeat Cincinnati at Busch Stadium, 8–5. The Redbird skipper surpasses Red Schoendienst, who compiled a 1,041–955 managerial record with St. Louis.

    2008 - David Eckstein is traded by the Blue Jays to the Diamondbacks for minor league pitching prospect Chad Beck. The 33-year old infielder, who played a pivotal role for the 2002 World Champions Angels and was named the 2006 World Series MVP playing for the Cardinals, is obtained by Arizona to provide postseason leadership and experience.

    2008 - Greg Dobbs breaks the Phillies' 95 year-old club record for pinch hits in a season. The Californian's seventh inning pinch-hit game-tying double, his 21st hit off the bench, breaks the mark established by Doc Miller in 1913.

    2009 - The Chicago White Sox traded Jim Thome and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Justin Fuller.

    2009 - The Chicago White Sox traded Jose Contreras and cash to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Brandon Hynick.

    2010 - Jeff Francoeur is traded to the Rangers by the Mets in exchange for infielder Joaquin Arias. The rifle-armed right fielder will be a right-handed bat off the bench and defensive replacement for the play-off bound Texas team.

    2010 - Aroldis Chapman makes his much-anticipated major league debut tossing a perfect inning in the Reds' 8-4 victory over Milwaukee. The 22-year old Cuban defector lives up to the hype throwing four pitches at a speed of 100 mph or better.

    2010 - The Dodgers trade a player to be named (infielder Tony Abreu) to the Diamondbacks in exchange for starter Jon Garland. The 31-year old right-hander will post a 3-2 record with a 2.72 ERA in his six late-season starts for the Dodgers, before signing as a free agent with San Diego.

    2011 - The Diamondbacks set a team record with their 12th consecutive victory at home when they beat Colorado at Chase Field, 4-2. The streak surpasses the mark established by the 2000 and 2003 clubs.

    2011 - Craig Kimbrel sets a rookie record with his 41st save when he retires the side in order in the Braves' 3-1 victory over Washington at Turner Field. The 23-year old Atlanta closer, who will finish the season with 46, surpasses Neftali Feliz's saves record established last season with the Rangers.

    2011 - In a stretch-run trade with Pittsburgh, the Braves acquired Matt Diaz for a player to be named and cash considerations. The 33-year old outfielder, who played with Atlanta for five years, left the organization after the 2010 season when he inked a two-year, $4.25 million free-agent deal with the Pirates.

    2012 - Bob Uecker, known for his humor on and off the diamond, is honored by the Brewers in a light-hearted dedication ceremony outside Miller Park that unveils a seven-foot bronze statue of the team's popular broadcaster. The sculpture, depicting the smiling "Mr. Baseball" with his hands in his pockets, joins the likenesses of Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Robin Yount and Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig in front of of the ballpark.

    2014 - At the waiver deadline, the White Sox trade Adam Dunn to the A's for 23 year-old minor-league pitcher Nolan Sanburn, who is 3-1 with a 3.28 ERA along with 73 strikeouts in 71.1 innings hurling for Class A Stockton. Oakland hopes their new slugger, a 34 year-old two-time All-Star with 460 career homers, can provide some offensive punch for the contending team, which recently has been slumping.

    2014 - In the semifinals of the Japanese National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament, Chukyo High School finally breaks the scoreless tie that had captured the attention of a nation, tallying three runs in the 50th inning to beat Sotoku High School. Both starting pitchers, Chukyo's Taiga Matsui and Jukiya Ishioka of Sotoku, go the distance, throwing 709 and 689 pitches, respectively, in the contest that takes four days to compete.

    2015 - The Boston Red Sox traded Alejandro de Aza to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Luis Ysla.

    Baseball Birthdays on August 31...

    1850 - Kimball, Gene
    1866 - Clarkson, Dad
    1866 - Farrell, Duke
    1868 - Ehret, Red
    1869 - Cross, Monte
    1874 - Bruyette, Ed
    1875 - Chambers, Rome
    1875 - Plank, Eddie
    1880 - Fitzgerald, Matty
    1881 - Brown, Buster
    1883 - Smith, Syd
    1885 - Gaiser, Fred
    1888 - Rehg, Wally
    1893 - Currie, Murphy
    1898 - Connally, Sarge

    1905 - Pearce, Frank
    1905 - White, Jack
    1907 - Berres, Ray

    1907 - Burns, Jack
    1910 - Hutchinson, Ira

    1913 - Copeland, Mays
    1916 - Mack, Ray
    1916 - Litwhiler, Danny
    1917 - Dasso, Frank
    1919 - Wallaesa, Jack

    1922 - Andrews, Hub
    1925 - Hinrichs, Paul
    1927 - Dozier, Buzz
    1935 - Robinson, Frank
    1937 - Stallard, Tracy
    1940 - James, Cleo
    1940 - Hernandez, Ramon
    1942 - Dukes, Tom
    1942 - Webster, Ray
    1947 - Day, Boots
    1953 - Bernhardt, Juan
    1953 - Nahorodny, Bill
    1954 - Perconte, Jack
    1954 - Washington, Claudell

    1957 - Candiotti, Tom
    1958 - Hayes, Von
    1960 - Madden, Morris
    1961 - Hartley, Mike
    1962 - Tubbs, Greg
    1966 - Frye, Jeff
    1967 - Royer, Stan
    1968 - Howell, Pat
    1968 - Nomo, Hideo
    1969 - Minchey, Nate
    1975 - Kapler, Gabe
    1976 - Gilfillan, Jason
    1978 - Drew, Tim
    1979 - Hensley, Clay
    1979 - Raines, Jr., Tim
    1979 - Santiago, Ramon
    1981 - Dove, Dennis
    1981 - Ramirez, Ramon
    1982 - Kroeger, Josh

    1983 - Gabino, Armando
    1986 - Nicasio, Juan
    1987 - Cardullo, Stephen
    1987 - Johnson, Steve
    1988 - Adams, Matt
    1988 - Gindl, Caleb
    1989 - Hicks, John
    1989 - Pruitt, Austin
    1991 - Gonzalez, Erik
    1992 - Rodriguez, Ricatdo

    Baseball Deaths on August 31...

    1906 - Voss, Alex
    1910 - Esper, Duke
    1911 - White, Will
    1920 - Ricks, John
    1937 - Connell, Gene
    1938 - Moore, Gene
    1956 - Watt, Frank
    1958 - Quellich, George
    1962 - Wilson, Mutt
    1968 - Kirke, Jay
    1970 - Odom, Heinie
    1972 - Shiver, Ivey
    1981 - Parmelee, Roy
    1983 - Mills, Frank
    1985 - Smoll, Lefty
    1988 - Daley, John
    1989 - Newsome, Skeeter
    1993 - Hill, Jesse
    1994 - Garbark, Mike
    1996 - English, Gil
    2001 - Davis, Crash
    2005 - Hodkey, Eli
    2006 - Wagner, Charlie






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Today In White Sox History - August 31st


August 31, 1935 - In addition to stroking a three-run triple, 28-year old White Sox Vern Kennedy becomes the sixth rookie to throw a no-hitter. The right-hander's 5-0 gem against the Indians is the first hitless game thrown in Comiskey Park.


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    On September 1 in Baseball History...

    1890 - On Labor Day at Brooklyn's Washington Park, the Bridegrooms, later to be known as the Dodgers, win all three games against Pittsburgh in the first tripleheader ever played. The home team sweeps the visiting Alleghenys, who will be renamed the Pirates next season, 10-9, 3-2, and 8-4.

    1902 - Tinker, Evers, and Chance appear together in the Chicago Cubs lineup for the first time, but not in the positions that will earn them immortality. Johnny Evers, a New York State League rookie, starts at shortstop, with Joe Tinker at third base, Frank Chance at first base, and Bobby Lowe at second base.

    1906 - The Philadelphia Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 in twenty-four innings. Jack Coombs of the Athletics and Joe Harris of the Red Sox pitched all twenty-four innings. Coombs fanned eighteen.

    1909 - Bill O'Hara becomes the first pinch runner to steal two bases in the same inning in the Giants' 9-6 victory over St. Louis at the Polo Grounds. The Giants' outfielder, who will swipe 31 bases this season, will duplicate the feat tomorrow off the same team.

    1912 - Smokey Joe Wood of the Boston Red Sox, on his way to a thirty-four win season, beat Washington's Walter Johnson 1-0 in a specially arranged pitching duel at Boston. The victory was Wood's sixteenth consecutive.

    1918 - Ty Cobb pitches two innings against the Browns while the Browns' George Sisler pitches one scoreless inning. The Browns win 6-2 as Sisler hits a double off Cobb.

    1918 - Due to World War I, the major league regular season is originally scheduled to end today, but the owners decide to play through Labor Day (September 2). The Browns want the Indians fined and believe that Cleveland should forfeit two games for refusing to play on the extended dates (September 1 & 2).

    1931 - Lou Gehrig hits his third grand slam in four days. It is the sixth consecutive game in which the Yankees slugger has homered and it helps New York beat the Red Sox.

    1945 - Vince DiMaggio's bases-loaded home run paces the Phillies to an 8-3 victory over Boston at Braves Field. The Phillies outfielder ties a major league mark with his fourth grand slam of the season.

    1947 - The Giants break the 1936 Yankees record for the most home runs hit in a season by a team. The three Polo Grounds homers today raise the total to 185 and New York will finish the season with 221 round-trippers.

    1953 - The Cardinals tie a major league mark hitting five homers in a 12-5 loss to Brooklyn at Ebbets Field. The solo shots hit by Stan Musial, Harry Elliot, Rip Repulski and Steve Bilko (2), all off starter Preacher Roe, aren't enough to offset the Dodgers' 17-hit attack, which includes six doubles but no round-trippers.

    1954 - Redlegs slugger Ted Kluszewski hits two home runs to break his own club mark of forty homers in a 9-3 loss to Philadelphia. He will wind up with forty-nine for the season.

    1958 - Vinegar Bend Mizell of the St. Louis Cardinals set a National League record by walking nine batters and pitching a shutout. Mizell beat Cincinnati 1-0.

    1961 - Cuno Barragan hits his only big league home run in his first major league at-bat when he takes Dick LeMay deep over the left-field fence at Wrigley Field in the second inning of the Cubs' 4-3 loss to San Francisco. The 29-year old catcher will play in 69 games for Chicago over three seasons.

    1963 - Curt Simmons of the St. Louis Cardinals allowed six hits, drove in two runs with a triple and stole home plate in a 7-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Simmons' steal of home is the last by a pitcher.

    1964 - Southpaw relief pitcher Masanori Murakami becomes the first Major League player from Japan. He debuts in a 4-1 San Francisco loss at New York. His first eleven innings will be scoreless ones.

    1966 - ardinals backstop Tim McCarver hits his 13th and final triple of the season helping the Redbirds beat the Braves at Busch Stadium, 7-4. The Memphis native becomes the first catcher to lead a league in three-baggers.

    1967 - After 20 scoreless innings, which matches the major league mark for a scoreless tie, Dick Groat draws a bases loaded walk giving the Giants 1-0 victory over the Reds.

    1967 - In the midst of his franchise record of 40 consecutive inning scoreless streak, Gaylord Perry hurls 16 innings of shutout ball in the Giants, 1-0, 21-inning victory over the Reds at Crosley Field. Frank Linzy keeps Cincinnati scoreless for the final five frames to get the victory.

    1969 - At Dodger Stadium, Willie Davis ties the franchise record by hitting in 29 consecutive games with his second-inning single in LA's 10-6 victory over New York. The mark was established by Zack Wheat in 1916.

    1971 - At Parc Jarry in Montreal, the Pirates become the first major league team to start an all-black team. The lineup includes infielders Al Oliver (1b), Rennie Stennett (2b), Jackie Hernandez (ss) Dave Cash (3b) and outfielders Willie Stargell (lf), Gene Clines (cf), Roberto Clemente (rf) with Dock Ellis (p) and Manny Sanguillen (c) making up the battery.

    1975 - When he whiffs Pirate Manny Sanguillen in the seventh inning of the Mets' 3-0 victory, Tom Seaver becomes the first pitcher to strike out at least 200 batters in eight consecutive seasons. The victory is also 'Tom Terrific's' 20th of the season making it the fourth time in his career he has reached that plateau.

    1979 - Angel infielder Carney Lansford hits three consecutive home runs. The Halos' homers help California down the Indians, 7-4.

    1987 - Williamsport (Eastern League) Bills catcher Dave Bresnahan introduces a new wrinkle to baseball, the hidden potato. With a Reading runner, Rick Rudblad, on third base, Bresnahan returns from a time out with a shaved potato hidden in his mitt. On the next pitch he throws the potato wildly on a pickoff attempt. When the runner trots home, Bresnahan tags him out with the real ball. The umpire, unamused, rules the runner safe, gives the catcher an error, and fines him $50. He is released the following day. But that night, their last game of the season, the Bills admit any fan for $1 and a potato. On each potato, Bresnahan autographs, "This spud's for you."

    1989 - Eight days after banning Pete Rose from baseball for life, Commissioner Bart Giamatti dies suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 51.

    1992 - At Tiger Stadium, Rick Aguilera pitches a scoreless ninth inning to notched his 35th save of the season in the Twins' 5-4 victory over Detroit. It is the right-handed reliever's 109th save making him the franchise all-time saves leader.

    1995 - Tigers manager Sparky Anderson manages his four-thousandth Major League game, but the Indians are 14-4 winners.

    1998 - In a 7-1 victory over the Marlins, Cardinal slugger Mark McGwire homers twice breaking Hack Wilson's National League single season home run record of 56. Mac's seventh inning shot ties the 1930 mark and a new record is established in the ninth when he hits a Don Pall pitch 472 feet over the Pro Player Stadium wall in centerfield.

    1999 - Due to the union's failure to force an early start to negotiations for a new labor contract with mass resignations, twenty-two of baseball's regular 68 umpires find themselves unemployed. In a deal, mediated by J. Curtis Joyner, a U.S. District Judge, the union agrees the 22 will no longer provide services for major league baseball.

    2000 - In an unusual play, the Orioles turns a triple play as shortstop Melvin Mora purposely lets a short fly drop in left field with runners at first and second. The runner at second (Travis Fryman) is tagged out and the runner at first (Wil Cordero) is forced at second and the batter (Sandy Alomar) thinking the infield-fly rule would be enforced does not go to first and is called automatically out for going back to dugout.

    2000 - Darin Erstad breaks the Angels' club record for total hits in a season (202) set in 1970 by Alex Johnson by getting three hits in a 9-8 loss to the White Sox giving him 204 so far this season.

    2001 - Cubs' slugger Sammy Sosa hits the longest home run in Turner Field history as his 53rd of the season travels 471 feet to straight away center. The historic homer comes in the first inning off four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux.

    2002 - Thanks to Miguel Tejada's three-run ninth inning walkoff home run, the A's beat the Twins, 7-5 extending their winning streak to 18. The dramatic victory marks the longest streak in franchise history established by the Philadelphia A's with 17 consecutive victories in 1931.

    2005 - The Pacific Coast League announces the total season attendance for the circuit surpasses 7-million fans. The PCL had set a new single season record in minor league history when the 16 team circuit passed the 6.8 million mark earlier in the month.

    2005 - The first bus loads of Hurricane Katrina refugees, formerly housed at the SuperDome in New Orleans, begin to arrive early this morning at Houston's Astrodome. The former home of the Astros will afford the displaced an opportunity to escape the unhealthy horrendous conditions of their former shelter by supplying air conditioning, cots, food and showers for eventually 25,000 people who are expected from Louisiana.

    2007 - In only his second major league start, Clay Buchholz, using an assortment of fastballs, curves and changeups, becomes the 20th rookie to throw a no-hitter beating the Orioles in front of a very supportive Fenway crowd, 10-0. The 23-year-old right-hander, who was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to make the start, becomes the youngest of the 17 players who have accomplished the feat in Red Sox history.

    2008 - Cliff Lee shuts out the White Sox, 5-0, to become the Indians' 56th twenty-game winner in franchise history, but the first to accomplish the feat in 34 years. The last Tribe's moundsman to win as many games was Gaylord Perry who posted a 21-13 record in 1974.

    2008 - The San Diego Padres released Tadahito Iguchi.

    2008 - In Arizona's 8-6 comeback victory over the Cardinals, Stephen Drew singles in the first, triples in the third, homers in the fifth and doubles in the seventh to complete the cycle. The Diamondbacks' shortstop becomes the third player in franchise history, and the first major leaguer to accomplish the feat at Chase Field, which was formerly known as the Bank One Ballpark.

    2008 - Adrian Beltre triples in the eighth inning off Rangers' right-hander Josh Rupe to become the fourth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle. The rare event is accomplished twice today as Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew also collects a single, double, triple and home run in a game against the Cardinals at Chase Field.

    2008 - In his his complete game effort against the Pirates, C.C. Sabathia gives up only a questionable infield hit to Andy LaRoche in the fifth inning of the Brewers' 7-0 victory at PNC Park. The club plans to forward a DVD of the play to Major League Baseball hoping somehow official scorer Bob Webb, the only person allowed to reverse his own call according to the rule book, can be convinced to change the scoring of the grounder to the mound to an error.

    2009 - In his first game back from the DL after suffering a torn right testicle when a bad hop grounder hit him in the groin last month, Adrián Beltre hears the The Nutcracker Suite when he steps into the batter's box. Mariner teammate Ken Griffey Jr. arranged to have the Safeco Field PA system play the waltz to have some fun with the third baseman, who decided not wear a protective cup until today's game.

    2010 - The Nationals announce Rob Dibble will no longer be employed as a TV analyst for the team’s games on MASN, the network that telecasts the Washington games. The former major league reliever, as a host on a Sirius XM Radio show, loses his job after severely chastising Stephen Strasburg for not pitching through pain before the rookie phenom was diagnosed with a torn elbow ligament.

    2012 - The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Lorenzo Barcelo as a free agent.

    2014 - The Phillies become the eleventh team in baseball history to throw a combined no-hitter when four of their hurlers do not yield a hit in the team’s 7-0 victory over the Braves. Philadelphia starter Cole Hamels goes the first six innings in the Turner Field contest with relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, and Jonathan Papelbon each tossing a perfect inning to accomplish the rare feat.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves released David Aardsma.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 1...

    1850 - O'Rourke, Jim
    1863 - O'Brien, Darby
    1874 - Adkinson, Henry
    1876 - Wiggs, Jimmy
    1882 - Druhot, Carl
    1885 - Rose, Chuck
    1888 - Wolfe, Polly

    1889 - Tompkins, Chuck
    1890 - Brenegan, Sam
    1891 - Walsh, Austin
    1894 - Nicholson, Fred
    1899 - Goebel, Ed
    1900 - Pruett, Hub
    1903 - Moncewicz, Freddie
    1903 - Edwards, Foster
    1912 - Wilborn, Claude
    1912 - Schulte, Ham
    1913 - Marty, Joe
    1917 - Campbell, Paul
    1918 - Mallory, Jim
    1919 - Hopper, Jim
    1921 - Erautt, Joe

    1922 - Barnhart, Vic
    1922 - Astroth, Joe
    1924 - Samcoff, Ed
    1927 - DiPietro, Bob
    1927 - Burgess, Tom
    1927 - Boyer, Cloyd
    1930 - Stone, Dean

    1938 - Nippert, Merlin
    1939 - Carty, Rico
    1940 - House, Pat
    1943 - Rath, Fred

    1946 - Montgomery, Monty
    1947 - Skok, Craig
    1948 - Lange, Dick
    1949 - Ignasiak, Gary
    1949 - Maddox, Garry
    1953 - Wilfong, Rob
    1957 - Rucker, Dave
    1964 - West, David
    1964 - Lopez, Luis
    1971 - Wallace, Derek
    1972 - Orie, Kevin
    1976 - Davis, Lance
    1978 - Smitherman, Steve
    1983 - Constanza, Jose
    1986 - Broderick, Brian
    1987 - Carpenter, David
    1987 - O'Sullivan, Sean
    1987 - Robinson, Trayvon

    Baseball Deaths on September 1...

    1916 - Froelich, Ben
    1923 - McManus, Frank
    1930 - Reccius, John
    1940 - Dundon, Gus

    1943 - Connolly, Joe
    1943 - Matteson, Eddie
    1949 - McClure, Larry
    1954 - Quinn, Wimpy
    1955 - Oglesby, Jim
    1962 - Shirey, Duke
    1962 - Garrity, Hank

    1965 - Olson, Ivy
    1970 - Hill, Herbert
    1970 - Spencer, Ben
    1976 - Meola, Mike
    1980 - LaManna, Frank
    1987 - Whitney, Pinky
    1990 - Adams, Buster
    1999 - Marshall, Doc
    1999 - Poffenberger, Boots
    2003 - Rodriguez, Hector

    2006 - Davidson, Ted
    2007 - Roberts, Mel
    2010 - Lang, Don
    2014 - McKee, Roger
    2017 - Schaal, Paul




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« Reply #4387 on: September 02, 2017, 12:12:24 am »

    On September 2 in Baseball History...

    1880 - The first night baseball is played in Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts, between teams from two Boston department stores. The Boston Post reports the next day that "A clear, pure, white light was produced, very strong and yet very pleasant to the sight" by the twelve carbon-arc electric lamps.

    1919 - The National Commission recommends a best-of-nine World Series. The lengthier World Series is seen as a sign of greed and is abandoned after three years.

    1920 - William G. Harding, who will be elected as the next president of the United States, throws three pitches for the Kerrigan Tailors, a semi-pro team, in an exhibition game played against the Cubs. The contest, in which the Giants, Reds, and Indians declined to be participants, was arranged in the presidential candidate's hometown to make him more appealing to the masses.

    1939 - When Babe Dahlgren strikes out while being given an intentional walk and George Selkirk and Joe Gordon try to steal home on successive pitches by trotting to the plate, Red Sox fans throw a barrage of garbage onto the playing field at Fenway Park to protest the Yankees making deliberate outs to take advantage of the 6:30 Sunday curfew. Umpire Cal Hubbard rules the Boston crowd's action makes it impossible to continue the game and awards the game as a forefit to the Yankees with a 9-0 'official' score.

    1952 - In his major league debut, Washington's Miguel Fornieles tosses a one-hitter beating the visiting A's at Griffith Stadium, 5-0. The Senators' 20-year old rookie right-hander, who will be traded to the White Sox in the offseason for Chuck Stobbs, finishes the season with a 2-2 record posting an ERA of 1.37 in four games.

    1955 - In a 12-2 rout of the Cardinals, Ernie Banks sets the record for home runs hit by a shortstop by going deep for his 40th dinger. 'Mr. Cub' will finish this season with 44 homers and will hit 48 to extend the record in 1958.

    1957 - At Wrigley Field, the Braves sweep the Cubs, 23-10 and 4-0. In the opener, Frank Torre crosses the plate in the first, second, third, fourth, sixth and ninth innings tying a major league by scoring six times in one game.

    1959 - Throwing only nine pitches in his appearance, Tigers' right-handed reliever Jim Bunning strikes out the side in the top of the ninth inning of the team's 5-4 loss to Boston at Briggs Stadium. Sammy White, Jim Mahoney and Ike Delock are the victims of the future Hall of Famer's immaculate inning.

    1960 - Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams homers off Senator right-hander Don Lee. At the beginning of his career Williams hit several home runs off of Lee's dad, Thornton.

    1965 - At Wrigley Field, Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks hits his 400th career home run off Cardinal hurler Curt Simmons helping Chicago to defeat St. Louis, 5-3.

    1965 - In anticipation of the team's move to Anaheim next year, owner Gene Autry announces the Los Angeles Angels would now be known as the California Angels, becoming the second major league team to be named after an entire state. The franchise, the first to change its moniker during the season, will now use a logo that incorporates an image of the Golden State, along with its iconic halo.

    1965 - During a pregame ceremony at Shea Stadium, the Mets retire Casey Stengel's uniform number 37. The team's first manager, who decided to retire shortly after fracturing his hip at the end of July, compiled a 175-404 record with the expansion team, never finishing higher than in last place.

    1969 - Ralph Houk signs a new three-year contract with the Yankees at $65,000 a season, the highest managerial salary in either league.

    1969 - Willie Davis breaks a 53-year old franchise record by hitting safely in 30 consecutive games. The Dodger outfielder's sixth-inning double in a 5-4 loss to New York surpasses Zack Wheat's streak set in 1916.

    1971 - Cesar Cedeno bloops an inside-the-park grand slam as a result of second baseman Jim Lefebvre and right fielder Bill Buckner colliding trying to make the fifth inning catch. The dropped 200-foot fly ball enables the Astros to beat the Dodgers at the Astrodome, 9-3.

    1972 - After retiring twenty-six consecutive Padres batters, Cubs hurler Milt Pappas walks Larry Stahl on a 3-2 pitch. 'Gimpy' retires the next batter, Gary Jestadt, to preserve his 8-0 no-hitter.

    1972 - Coming to bat in the top of the 8th inning trailing 8-0, the Mets score seven runs and add another four tallies in the ninth to stun the Astros, 11-8. It's the Amazins' biggest come-from-behind victory in franchise history.

    1972 - With his 2,971st hit in a Pirates uniform, Roberto Clemente breaks Honus Wagner's record for the most hits in the history of the franchise. The historic blow is a three-run homer off Giant hurler Sam McDowell in the bottom of the fourth inning in an eventual 6-3 victory for the Bucs at Three Rivers Stadium.

    1972 - In his major league debut, Doug Rau throws a three-hitter beating St. Louis at Busch Stadium, 5-1. In his first big-league at-bat, the 23-year old Dodger southpaw helps his cause with a RBI-triple in the second inning.

    1972 - Dave Downs throws a complete game shutout in his first major league appearance blanking the Braves, 3-0, in the nightcap of a twin bill at Atlanta Stadium. The 20 year-old Phillies' right-hander will never win another major league game when he develops a sore arm caused by tendonitis.

    1975 - Johnny LeMaster becomes the first player to hit an inside-the-park home run in his first major league at bat. The Giants shortstop's dash around the bases comes off Don Sutton in a 7-3 win over LA at Candlestick Park.

    1985 - A's Jose Canseco strikes out in his first major league at-bat. During his 17 seasons in the major leagues, the slugger will be struck out 1,942 times en route to hitting 462 home runs.

    1986 - The Astros and Cubs use a major league record 53 players in the game. Billy Hatcher's home run off Greg Maddux in the top of the 18th inning is the difference in Houston's 8-7 victory at Wrigley Field.

    1987 - Houston's Kevin Bass went 4-for-4, including home runs from both sides of plate, and drove in three runs as the Astros beat the Chicago Cubs, 10-1. Bass became the first National Leaguer to homer from both sides of the plate twice in one season.

    1990 - Dave Stieb, who had lost three no-hit bids with one out to go in the previous two seasons, finally pitched one as the Toronto Blue Jays beat Cleveland, 3-0. It was the record ninth no-hitter of the season.

    1992 - Terry Mulholland of the Phillies becomes the new pickoff king. His 14 pickoffs are the most by any pitcher since the stat became official in 1989.

    1993 - The expansion Colorado Rockies drew 47,699 fans for their 6-1 loss to Montreal to set a single-season National League attendance record with a 62-game total of 3,617,863. Los Angeles set the previous record of 3,608,881 in 1982. Toronto set the Major League record of 4,028,318 in 1992.

    1995 - Tim Raines is out stealing in a 10-4 win over the Blue Jays to snap the White Sox outfielder's American League record streak of 40 consecutive stolen bases.

    1996 - Mike Greenwell set a Major League record by driving in all nine Boston runs, the final one on a 10th-inning single to give the Red Sox a 9-8 victory over Seattle. David Cone makes a dramatic return to the mound after his May operation to remove an aneurysm in his pitching arm by pitching seven no-hit innings. The Yankees beat the A's at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 5-0, with Mariano Rivera giving up the opponent's only hit to Jose Herrera in the eighth.

    1996 - David Cone makes a dramatic return to the mound after his May operation to remove an aneurysm in his pitching arm by pitching seven no-hit innings. The Yankees beat the A's at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 5-0, with Mariano Rivera giving up the opponent's only hit to Jose Herrera in the eighth.

    1998 - At Pro Player Stadium, Cardinal slugging first baseman Mark McGwire hits home runs # 58 and #59 surpassing Jimmie Foxx, who hit 58 in 1932 and Hank Greenberg who also hit 58 six years later.

    1998 - Slammin' Sammy Sosa hits his 56th homer to tie Hack Wilson's 68-year-old club record. The right-fielder's solo round-tripper in the sixth inning off Jason Bere contributes to the Cubs' 4-2 victory over Cincinnati.

    1998 - Nomar Garciaparra's ninth-inning grand slam gives the Red Sox a 7-3 win over the Mariners. Boston's slugging shortstop joins Mark McGwire as one of only five players to hit 30 homers in each of his first two seasons.

    1998 - Kent Mercker hits his only career home run, a grand slam, and also picks up the win in the Redbirds' 14-4 rout of the Marlins at Dolphin Stadium. It will be the only career homer hit by the Cardinals' left-hander in his 18-year tenure in the major leagues.

    1999 - Setting off a very enthusiastic ovation at Camden Yards, Cal Ripken, Jr. becomes the 29th major leaguer to hit 400 career home runs. The Oriole third baseman connects off Devil Rays' right-hander Rolando Arrojo.

    2000 - Elvis Pena becomes the first person named Elvis to appear in a major league game. The 23-year old Dominican infielder, in his debut for the Rockies, strikes out swinging as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning in Colorado's 8-3 loss to Milwaukee at Coors Field.

    2001 - With two outs and two strikes, Red Sox pinch hitter Carl Everett singles in the bottom of the ninth to break up Mike Mussina's bid for a perfect game. The Yankee right-hander beats Boston 1-0 for his fourth career one-hitter.

    2001 - For the first time in major league history, four games are completed on the same day with only one run scoring in the contest. The Yankees, Padres, Astros and Blue Jays beat their respective opponents Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Brewers and Tigers, 1-0.

    2003 - In an effort to make the perception of the team younger and hipper, the Blue Jays unveiled their fourth logo in the franchise's 27-year history. The new look for the 2004 season adds black and silver trimming to a newly stylized bird while eliminating the red maple leaf backdrop and the word Blue.

    2006 - At Tropicana Field, the Devil Rays' second triple play in franchise history is the first ever in the annals of the game in which the ball never touched the bat. The 2-6-2 triple killing occurs when Raul Ibanez strikes out on a 3-2 pitch, then Adrian Beltre is thrown out attempting to steal second by catcher Dioner Navarro, with shortstop Ben Zobrist returning the ball to the plate to nail Jose Lopez trying to score from third.

    2006 - Joining Jeremy Hermida (Marlins, 2005) and Bill Duggleby (Phillies,1898), Kevin Kouzmanoff becomes the third player in major league history to hit a grand slam in his first career at bat. The Indians' 25-year old DH, filling in for the injured Travis Hafner - who hit six bases-juiced homers this season tying a major league record, is the first person to accomplish the feat on the first pitch he ever sees in the big leagues.

    2006 - The Pirates extend their franchise record consecutive losing season streak to 14 as the club drops their 82nd game of the season to Chris Carpenter and the Cardinals, 3-1. The 1933-1948 Phillies own the big league record finishing with a losing record for 16 straight seasons.

    2008 - New York starter Jonathon Niese, who was born on the day the Mets won their last World Championship, makes his major league debut against the Brewers in Miller Park. On his second pitch of the game, the 21-year-old southpaw gives up a home run to Rickie Weeks making the him the first rookie in franchise history to yield a home run to the initial batter he faces in his career.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 2...

    1850 - Spalding, Al
    1863 - Henry, John
    1878 - Yohe, Bill
    1879 - DeGroff, Rube
    1880 - Payne, Fred
    1884 - Ward, Joe
    1889 - Chouneau, Chief
    1896 - Shriver, Harry
    1896 - Johnson, Paul
    1900 - Heving, Joe
    1901 - Griffin, Marty
    1905 - James, Bernie
    1907 - Sankey, Ben
    1909 - Pearson, Monte
    1918 - Rice, Len
    1933 - Throneberry, Marv
    1935 - Williams, Don
    1935 - Massa, Gordon
    1941 - Crider, Jerry
    1943 - Walker, Luke
    1947 - Behney, Mel
    1950 - Johnson, Lamar

    1951 - Criscione, Dave
    1952 - Snell, Nate
    1953 - Goodwin, Danny
    1954 - Manning, Rick
    1954 - Flinn, John
    1956 - Howard, Fred

    1959 - Hazewood, Drungo
    1960 - Hudler, Rex
    1961 - Russell, Jeff
    1962 - Paredes, Johnny
    1965 - Melendez, Jose
    1966 - Jorgensen, Terry
    1967 - McAndrew, Jamie
    1969 - Thomas, Mike
    1970 - Lawrence, Sean
    1971 - Aurilia, Rich
    1972 - Watkins, Pat
    1977 - Haad, Yamid
    1982 - Hammel, Jason
    1982 - Lewis, Rommie
    1982 - Littleton, Wes
    1983 - Sanchez, Gaby
    1984 - Ryan, Dusty
    1986 - Crawford, Evan
    1991 - Bethancourt, Christian
    1992 - Torreyes, Ronald
    1993 - Minter, A.J.
    1994 - Cordero, Franchy

    Baseball Deaths on September 2...

    1916 - Evans, Chick
    1926 - McDonough, Ed
    1929 - Blue, Bert
    1940 - Welch, Johnny
    1942 - Thielman, Henry
    1954 - Osborn, Fred
    1957 - Hanski, Don

    1960 - Maloney, Billy
    1965 - Hoover, Joe
    1966 - McCabe, Bill
    1967 - Ryan, Jack
    1968 - Meyer, Leo
    1972 - Brillheart, Jim
    1976 - Heine, Bud
    1977 - Ramos, Chucho
    1981 - Lowe, George
    1986 - Wilson, Jim
    1987 - Carreon, Cam

    1988 - Bagby, Jim
    1990 - Mauldin, Mark

    1996 - Livengood, Wes
    2006 - Dahlke, Jerry

    2006 - Bernal, Vic
    2008 - Cruz, Todd

    2016 - Minnick, Don





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« Reply #4388 on: September 03, 2017, 12:35:53 am »

    On September 3 in Baseball History...

    1880 - At Strawberry Hill, located on the shores of Nantasket Beach in Hull, Massachusetts, the first night baseball game is played under artificial light with teams made up of employees from the retail competitors of Jordan Marsh and R.H. White. The contest, illuminated by lights placed on three wooden towers erected five hundred feet apart from one another by the Northern Electric Light Company that supply the equivalent brightness of 90,000 candles, ends in a 16-16 tie, when the players need to catch the last ferry back to Boston.

    1894 - Taking over for the fired manager Ned Hanlon, Connie Mack leads the Pirates to a 22-1 rout of his former team, the Washington Senators.

    1901 - Baltimore Orioles pitcher Joe McGinnity hurls two complete games against the Milwaukee Brewers, winning 10-0 and losing 6-1.

    1906 - The Philadelphia Giants, with Rube Foster on the mound, win the first Negro Championship Cup when they beat the Cuban X-Giants, 3-2. The game attracts 10,000 fans, the largest crowd ever to watch a black baseball game.

    1917 - Philadelphia's Grover Alexander went the distance in both games of the Phillies' 5-0 and 9-3 sweep of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    1928 - Ty Cobb makes the last of his 4,189 hits, the 724th double of his career, as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning for the Philadelphia Athletics in the first game of a doubleheader at Washington. The hit is off Bump Hadley.

    1932 - Jimmie Foxx of the A's poles his 50th and 51st home runs to become the third player to reach fifty in a season. Babe Ruth was the first player to do it and Hack Wilson was the first National League star to perform the trick.

    1936 - Red Sox hurler Wes Ferrell ends Luke Appling's White Sox club-record 27-game hitting streak.

    1947 - At Fenway Park, Tommy Henrich and Joe DiMaggio lead the way with four hits each as the Yankees bang out a total eighteen hits, all singles, defeating the Red Sox, 11-2.

    1947 - At Shibe Park, A's right-hander Bill McCahan throws a no-hitter as a rookie beating the Senators, 3-0. The WW II test pilot, whose baseball career is cut short when he hurts his arm lifting barrels of oil in his off season job, is the seventh player in baseball history to toss a no-hitter in his freshman year.

    1953 - South Bend Blue Sox right-hander Jean Faut tosses a perfect game beating the Kalamazoo Lassies, 4-0, becoming the only professional pitcher in history to accomplish the feat twice. The AAGPBL Player of the Year, who also didn't allow a Rockford Peaches batter to reach base in a 1951 contest, will pitch only one more game before retiring at the end of the season.

    1957 - The Dodgers play their last game in Jersey City, as Don Drysdale loses to Philadelphia 3-2 in 12 innings. Brooklyn ends with an 11-4 mark in New Jersey.

    1957 - Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves recorded his 41st career shutout with an 8-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Spahn's shutout set a Major League record for left-handed pitchers.

    1961 - Yankee outfielders Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle become the first teammates to both hit 50 home runs in the same season when 'the Mick' goes deep in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Tigers, 5-5. Mantle also finished the 1956 season with 52 dingers.

    1963 - Ron Santo ties the National League record by a third baseman for errors committed in an inning. The Cub infielder's three miscues in the second frame lead to a seven-run inning, and an eventual 16-3 victory for San Francisco at Candlestick Park.

    1965 - Preparing a move to Anaheim, the Angels change their name from Los Angeles to California. They will stay in LA for another year before going to Anaheim.

    1967 - At Crosley Field, the Reds intentionally walk Willie McCovey during his first three plate appearances in the game. Although the two-out strategy works every time, the Giants prevail as Ray Sadecki hurls a three-hit shutout for the 4-0 San Francisco victory.

    1970 - Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs asked to be kept out of the lineup, snapping his National League record of 1,117 consecutive games played. His record was broken in 1983 by Steve Garvey.

    1974 - Giants pitcher John Montefusco makes his Major League debut, homers in his first official time at bat, and hurls nine innings of relief to earn a 9-5 victory over the Dodgers.

    1975 - Future Hall of Famer Bob Gibson gives up a grand slam to Chicago's Pete LaC0ck, the son of Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall. The Cardinal right-hander faces one more batter to end the inning, retiring Don Kessinger on a ground out, and never returns to a big league mound.

    1977 - Japan's Sadaharu Oh hits the 756th home run of his career to surpass Hank Aaron's total and make him the most prolific home run hitter in professional baseball history.

    1978 - At Dodger Stadium, Lee Mazzilli becomes the first Mets player to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in a game. The center fielder's first (off T. John) and seventh (off C. Hough) inning blasts pace the last place club to an 8-5 victory.

    1981 - The Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners played the longest game in Fenway Park's history, 19 innings, before the game was suspended with the score tied 7-7. The Mariners won 8-7 in 20 innings when the game resumed the next day.

    1985 - Future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson becomes the first major leaguer to hit one hundred home runs for three different clubs. The former A's and Yankees outfielder's second homer for the Angels in a 14-8 loss to Detroit, his 525th career round-tripper, accomplishes the milestone.

    1986 - Billy Hatcher's homer in the top of the 18th inning gave the Houston Astros an 8-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The two teams played 14 innings the day before and used a Major League record 53 players in the game.

    1990 - Bobby Thigpen set a Major League record with his 47th save in a 4-2 Chicago White Sox victory over Kansas City. Thigpen broke the record set by Dave Righetti of the New York Yankees in 1986.

    1994 - With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Jackson Generals overcome a 1-0 deficit when Tom Nevers and Jeff Ball hit back-to-back homers at Mississppi’s Smith-Wills Stadium. The dramatic decisive Game 5 victory over the Shreveport Captains enables the Astros' AA minor league farm club to capture the Texas League East championship series.

    1996 - Todd Stottlemyre and the Cardinals beat the Astros at Busch Stadium, 12-5. With his win, the Redbirds' right-hander and his dad Mel set the major league record with 259 victories by a father (164) and son (95), surpassing Dizzy and Steve Trout.

    2000 - Kenny Lofton's first inning run ties a 1939 major league record set by Yankees' Red Rolfe for scoring in eighteen consecutive games. The speedy Indian outfielder, besides hitting the game-winning homer in the 13th, also steals five bases tying Cleveland's single-game record set by Alex Cole (8/1/90 & 5/3/92).

    2001 - On Labor Day, in just his 11th start, Cardinals' freshman hurler Bud Smith no-hits the Padres, 4-0. The 21-year-old becomes the 18th rookie to throw a no-hitter since 1900 to accomplish the feat.

    2002 - Losing their 15th straight game at Shea Stadium, the Mets pass the dubious mark set by the 1911 Braves to establish a new National league record for consecutive losses at home.

    2002 - In a 7-1 victory at Camden Yard, Joaquín Benoit pitches seven innings of one-hit ball in relief against the Orioles. The Rangers reliever's performance is the longest save ever recorded in major league history.

    2006 - In the opener of a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia's Ryan Howard belts three home runs bringing the first baseman's total to 52. The sophomore slugger, the 24th major leaguer to reach the milestone, becomes the first Phillies player to hit 50 home runs and passes Ralph Kiner, who hit 51 for the Pirates in 1947, for the most homers hit by a second-year player in big league history.

    2006 - The Marlins, who were 11-31 in late May, become the first team since 1899 to reach .500 record after being 20 games below the mediocre mark. Their 10-3 victory over the Brewers gets the team even at 68-68, and places the 'Fish' two games behind the Padres in the wild-card standings.

    2007 - Making his first start of the season, Mets right hander Pedro Martinez whiffs Reds hurler Aaron Harang to become the 15th major league pitcher to record 3,000 career strike outs. The three-time Cy Young winner has missed most of the season recovering from rotator cuff surgery.

    2007 - With a home run against Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens, Ichiro collects his 200th hit for the season for the seventh consecutive year. The Mariner outfielder joins Wee Willie Keeler (Orioles and Brooklyn Grooms/Supurbas, 1894-1901) and Wade Boggs (Red Sox, 1983-1989) as only the third player to accomplish the feat, and will tie Keeler's record of eight straight seasons if he reaches the milestone next year.

    2008 - Yankee Alex Rodriguez's towering fly ball, which bounces off the Tropicana Field catwalk behind the foul pole in left field, is immediately ruled a home home run by Brian Runge. The third base umpire's decision, which is disputed by Rays catcher Dioner Navarro, proves to be correct as the men in blue take 2 minutes, 15 seconds to review the video becoming the first crew to use new instant-replay system since its implementation last week.

    2008 - Although the official attendance, which is based on tickets sold, is 11,211, fewer than 600 fans actually attend the Marlins game at Miami’s Dolphin Stadium. The Fish, who had beeen in contention for most of the season, beat the Braves on the hot and humid Florida afternoon, 5-3.

    2009 - Pedro Martinez, tossing seven innings of one-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park in the Phillies' 2-1 victory over the Giants, becomes just the tenth pitcher in major league history to win 100 games in both leagues. The right-hander compiled a 117-37 record pitching for Boston during his seven year stint in the American League.

    2009 - After starting 13 games with two different clubs, Pat Misch's team finally wins a game he starts when the Mets beat the Rockies, 8-3. The former Giants' starter, who earned the Coors Field victory for New York, had tied a dubious mark established over the 1993-94 seasons by Seattle's John Cummings for the longest winless streak endured by a team with the same starter of the mound.

    2010 - Major League Baseball penalizes six players, both skippers and a coach following an ugly brawl between the Nationals and Marlins two days ago in Miami that was a result of Chris Volstad throwing at Nyjer Morgan for the second time in the game. The Florida outfielder, who became a target when he ran over Brett Hayes separating the catcher's shoulder in yesterday's contest, retaliated to being hit in the fourth by stealing two bases, but charges the mound after the sixth inning incident setting off the melee.

    2010 - Stephen Strasburg undergoes reconstructive elbow surgery in which Dr. Lewis Yocum takes a piece of ligament from the 22-year old right-hander's left leg and transplants it into the rookie's pitching elbow. The 'Tommy John' surgery might keep the Nationals much-heralded phenom out of the starting rotation until the start of the 2012 season.

    2011 - Left-handed starter Tom Milone hits a home run on the first pitch he sees in the big leagues. The 24 year-old southpaw's three-run blast gives him a 5-0 lead at the time, but the rookie goes only 4.1 innings in his debut and doesn't get the win in the Nationals' 9-8 victory over New York.

    2011 - Needing a two-bagger to become the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle this season, George Kottaras strokes an apparent triple, but accomplishes the feat when the ball bounces off of Tal's Hill, a 20 degree angled incline located in centerfield, over the fence for an unexpected ground-rule double. The Brewers backstop also hit a solo homer in the fourth, a sixth inning triple, and singled in the seventh in Milwaukee's 8-4 victory of Houston at Minute Maid park.

    2012 - The New York Yankees released Kosuke Fukudome.

    2012 - The Nationals win their 82nd game when they beat Chicago at home, 2-1, assuring the team of their first winning season since leaving Montreal to play in Washington. The transplanted team finished at exactly .500 after their first year in the nation's capital, posting an 81-81 record in 2005.

    2012 - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, with its ballpark known as PNC Field in Moosic, Pennsylvania under renovations, finishes the season, playing their entire 144-game schedule away from home. The International League (AAA) team, using six different venues where all but twelve of their 'home' games are played in Upstate New York, will become unofficially known as the Empire State Yankees.

    2013 - Max Scherzer's opportunity to become the second hurler to start a season with a 20-1 record is dashed when Jon Lester and the Red Sox beat the Tigers at Fenway Park, 2-1. Yankees right-hander Roger Clemens, who finishes 20-3 in 2001, remains the only pitcher to open a campaign 20-1.

    2013 - The Pirates ensure their first non-losing campaign since 1992, when the team beats Milwaukee at Miller Park, 4-3. Travis Snider's ninth inning pinch-hit home run brings the Bucs their eighty-first victory this season, a total the team hadn't reached in 21 years.

    2014 - In the Red Sox’ 9-4 victory at Yankee Stadium, Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts become the first pair of Boston rookies to hit a home run in the same game at the Bronx ballpark in 62 years. In 1952, Dick Gernert and Faye Throneberry also accomplished the feat, providing the difference in the team’s 3-1 win over the Bombers.

    2015 - Bryce Harper, thanks to being issued four bases-on-balls, scores four times and records a RBI without ever swinging his bat in Washington's 15-1 rout of the Braves at Nationals Park. The 22 year-old slugger from Las Vegas joins Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan, and Larry Doby, who also were 0-for-0 and scored four runs without an official at-bat.

    2016 - The Miami Marlins released Andre Rienzo.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 3...

    1854 - Decker, Harry
    1871 - Goeckel, Billy
    1872 - McFadden, Guy
    1873 - Kahoe, Mike
    1876 - Miller, Dusty
    1876 - Donovan, Jerry
    1877 - Stone, George
    1883 - Fromme, Art
    1885 - Konetchy, Ed
    1891 - Keifer, Katsy
    1902 - Moore, Bill
    1910 - Redmond, Jack
    1911 - Deal, Lindsay
    1913 - Farrell, Kerby

    1915 - West, Lefty
    1916 - Stanky, Eddie

    1919 - Jelincich, Frank
    1920 - Consuegra, Sandy
    1922 - Martin, Morrie

    1924 - Greason, Bill
    1931 - Brewer, Tom
    1936 - Boros, Steve
    1947 - Gilbreth, Bill
    1951 - Bannister, Alan

    1951 - Campbell, Dave
    1953 - Paxton, Mike
    1955 - Kainer, Don
    1960 - Gonzales, Rene
    1962 - Clark, Dave
    1963 - Plunk, Eric
    1963 - Landrum, Ced
    1967 - Gonzalez, Luis
    1969 - Thobe, Tom
    1970 - Berg, Dave
    1970 - Fox, Chad
    1970 - Wilson, Craig

    1977 - Robertson, Nate
    1978 - Perez, Juan
    1981 - Woods, Jake
    1982 - Livingston. Bobby
    1983 - Capps, Matt
    1985 - Nelson, Chris
    1985 - Patton, Troy
    1986 - Beachy, Brandon
    1987 - Brown, Domonic
    1988 - Osich, Josh
    1990 - Simmons, Shae
    1991 - Edwards, C.J.

    Baseball Deaths on September 3...

    1893 - Vinton, Bill
    1913 - Householder, Charlie
    1921 - Clinton, Jim
    1923 - Burnett, Jack
    1924 - Pitz, Herman
    1933 - Cartwright, Ed
    1945 - Miller, Dusty
    1948 - Husting, Bert
    1950 - Pearce, Frank
    1950 - Connor, Jim
    1952 - Daly, Bert
    1953 - Pfiester, Jack
    1955 - Schwenk, Hal
    1959 - Bowles, Emmett

    1960 - Marsans, Armando
    1963 - DeFate, Tony
    1964 - Ritter, Hank
    1965 - Leopold, Rudy

    1969 - Culp, Bill
    1972 - Fisher, Tom
    1975 - Medlinger, Irv
    1989 - Sewell, Rip
    1990 - Bridges, Marshall
    2000 - Sukeforth, Clyde
    2001 - Lindquist, Carl
    2004 - Uhalt, Frenchy

    2012 - DiPietro, Bob





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    On September 4 in Baseball History...

    1891 - Cap Anson shows up for today's game wearing a wig and a long white beard, much to the delight of the Chicago crowd. Anson wears the costume throughout the game, which his Colts win over the Beaneaters 5-3.

    1899 - The Superbas, already famous for their late rallies, stage "Brooklyn finishes" in two different boroughs. They win the morning game at home with two in the ninth, and then take the afternoon game in Manhattan with four in the eighth.
    1906 - The Highlanders beat the Boston Americans, 1-0, at Huntington Avenue Grounds ending a run in which New York played five consecutive doubleheaders in six days. The overtime pays off when the team sweeps all of the twin bills posting a record of 10-0 during the streak.

    1908 - Due to a rule that will not be changed until 1920, Germany Schafer becomes the only player in major league history to steal the same base twice in one inning, and one of the only two players to ever steal first base from second. The Tiger second baseman, after successfully swiping second hoping the throw would allow the runner from third to score, goes back to first base by stealing it so he can try the play again which he does stealing same bag for the second time in the frame.

    1908 - The Pirates and Cubs are tied 0-0 in the last of the tenth at Pittsburgh. With two outs and the bases loaded, Pittsburgh's Chief Wilson singles to center, scoring Fred Clarke with the winning run. Warren Gill, on first base, does not get to second base buts stops short, turns, and heads for the dugout, a common practice. The Cubs' Johnny Evers calls for the ball from Jimmy Slagle, touches second base, and claims the run does not count as Gill has been forced. The lone umpire, Hank O'Day, has left the field. When queried, he rules that Clarke had already scored, so the run counts. The Cubs protest the game, but are denied. This is the first time the Cubs try this tactic, but not the last.

    1913 - In his major league debut, 22 year-old Hal Schwenk pitches 11 innings giving up 12 hits, but earns a complete-game victory when St. Louis defeats the White Sox at Sportsman's Park, 5-4. The Browns' rookie southpaw will never again appear in a big league game.

    1916 - Reds' player-manager Christy Mathewson, pitching his only game not in a Giant uniform, beats his long-time nemesis Mordecai 'Three Finger' Brown and the Cubs, 10-8. In the 25 contests the two legends have faced one another, Matty, by winning the last decision, takes a 13-12 advantage in their final meeting.

    1923 - Sam Jones no-hits the A’s, 2–0 at Shibe Park. The Yankee hurler does not strike out any Philadelphia batters, a feat which will not be repeated again until 1969 when Ken Holtzman becomes another pitcher to record a no-hitter without fanning a hitter.

    1924 - The Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) take a twin bill from the Braves sweeping their fourth doubleheader in four consecutive days. Between September 1-3, the Brooks beat the Phillies six times.

    1927 - Pirate teammates Lloyd and Paul Waner become the first pair of brothers to both homer in the same game when they go deep in the team's 8-4 victory over Cincinnati at Redland Field. The siblings, who will also accomplish the feat in 1929 and 1938, each hit a bounce round-tripper.

    1928 - The Boston Braves start a streak of playing nine consecutive doubleheaders establishing a major league record. The club will drop 14 of the 18 contests during the twin bill marathon.

    1941 - The Yankees clinch their third straight pennant when they beat the Red Sox, 6-3. It is the earliest date in baseball history a team has captured a flag.

    1949 - At Philadelphia's Shibe Park‚ Tommy Holmes hits a two-run homer in the fifth inning of a 9-8 loss to the Phillies. Dating back to August 3rd, the Braves outfielder has hit 10 home runs without striking out once during that span.

    1957 - Orioles' rookie right-hander Jerry Walker throws a four-hitter blanking Washington in 10 innings, 1-0. The shutout is the 18-year old bonus baby's first major league victory.

    1961 - At Metropolitan Stadium, Joe Horlen makes his big league debut hurling four innings of scoreless relief to get the win in the White Sox's 9-5 victory over Minnesota. The 24-year old rookie right-hander, a last-minute call-up, is forced to wear the only road jersey the club has available, one without a number.

    1966 - Los Angeles became the first team in Major League history to draw more than 2 million at home and on the road as the Dodgers beat the Reds, 8-6, before 18,670 fans in Cincinnati.

    1969 - After hitting in 31 straight games, the third-best streak to date in modern National League history, Willie Davis of the Dodgers is stopped in a 3-0 loss to San Diego.

    1969 - Trailing by three runs entering the top of the ninth, the Orioles quickly tie the score when their first three batters, Frank Robinson, Boog Powell and Brooks Robinson, hit consecutive solo home runs off Earl Wilson. The Birds go on to score the eventual winning tally later in the frame and will beat the Tigers, 5-4.

    1974 - Don Wilson of the Houston Astros was replaced by a pinch hitter after pitching eight no-hit innings against Cincinnati. Mike Cosgrove pitched the ninth inning and gave up a leadoff single to Tony Perez for the only hit as the Reds won the game, 2-1.

    1978 - In his first major league at-bat, Dorian Boyland strikes out sitting on the bench. The Pirate rookie is removed with a 1-2 count when the Mets make a pitching change and pinch hitter Rennie Stennett takes the third strike.

    1985 - Gary Carter hit a pair of solo home runs to tie a Major League record and singled in another run to lead the New York Mets to a 9-2 victory over San Diego. Carter's feat followed a three-homer performance the night before as he became the 11th player in Major League history to hit five home runs in two games.

    1991 - The Statistical Accuracy Committee re-defines a no-hit game as one which ends after nine or more innings with one team failing to get a hit thereby removing 50 games from the list that had previously been considered hitless, including the 1959 performance of Harvey Haddix's 12 perfect innings against the Braves and Jim Maloney's 1965 1-0 loss to the Mets in 11-innings.

    1991 - Following commissioner Fay Vincent's recommendation, baseball's committee on statistical accuracy votes to eliminate the distinction of number of games played in a league's schedule in determining all-time home run mark hit in a season. The decision can't take away an asterisk because it really never existed in the record books, but it does remove Babe Ruth's name leaving the other Yankee outfielder, Roger Maris, as the undisputed home run champ with 61 hit in 1961.

    1992 - Eddie Murray ties Al Simmons for most consecutive years (16) with at least 75 RBI.

    1993 - With their 6-5 loss to the Reds, the Phillies set a new National League record by not being blanked in 151 straight games. The major league mark for avoiding a shutout is 308 consecutive contests accomplished by the Yankees.

    1993 - Jim Abbott pitched the New York Yankees' first no-hitter in 10 years in a 4-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

    1995 - Robin Ventura became the eighth player in Major League history - and the first in 25 years - to hit two grand slams in one game as the Chicago White Sox beat Texas, 14-3.

    1996 - Babe Dahlgren, the man who replaced Lou Gehrig at first base to end the streak, dies in Arcadia, California. In the game, he goes 2-for-4, including a home run, in a 22-2 victory over the Tigers at Briggs Stadium.

    1998 - Defeating the White Sox, 11-6, the Yankees win their 100th game on the earliest date in major league history besting the 1906 Chicago Cubs and 1954 Cleveland Indians by five days. The 1906 Cubs set the major league record for fewest contests to reach 100 victories accomplishing the milestone in 132 games

    1999 - The Reds set a National League record with nine homers with as they rout the Phillies, 22-3. Eddie Taubensee (2), Greg Vaughn, Jeffrey Hammonds, Aaron Boone, Dimitri Young, Pokey Reese, Brian Johnson and Mark Lewis all go yard for Cincinnati.

    2000 - The Red Sox honor Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk. The New Hampshire resident, who played his first nine seasons with Boston, joins Bobby Doerr [1], Joe Cronin [4], Carl Yastrzemski [8] and Ted Williams [9] in having his number [27] be retired at Fenway.

    2002 = In front of 55,528 fans at the Coliseum, the A's set an American League record by extending their winning streak to 20 consecutive games. After blowing an 11-run lead to the Royals, Scott Hatteberg hits a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning giving Oakland the historic victory, 12-11.

    2003 - In his first at-bat after his arrest in Pittsburgh for felony counts of sexual assault and related charges, Ramon Castro receives a supportive ovation from the Florida fans as he approaches the batter box as a pinch-hitter. The Marlin catcher connects for a home run in the 5-1 victory against the Pirates.

    2006 - With an 8-5 comeback victory over the Diamondbacks, the Marlins improve their record to 69-68. After an 11-31 start, Florida becomes the first club in big league history to have a winning record after being 20 games under .500.

    2007 - Francisco Cordero establishes a new Milwaukee mark when he gets his 40th save, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in the Brewers' 5-3 win over Houston. The right-handed reliever surpasses the record previously shared by Dan Kolb (2004) and Derrick Turnbow (2005).

    2007 - In the fifth inning of Florida's loss 4-3 to Washington, Miguel Cabrera singles off Shawn Hill to drive home Hanley Ramirez for his 500th career RBI. The Marlin third baseman reaches the milestone at the age of 24 years and 139 day with only Hall of Famers Mel Ott (23, 74 days) and Ted Williams (24 years, 4 days) getting to the mark at a younger age.

    2010 - Jim Thome hits a pair of homers to pass Mark McGwire for eighth place on the all-time career list with 584. The Twins designated hitter's historic round-trippers, which he blasts in the third and fourth innings off Colby Lewis at Target Field, contribute to Minnesota's 12-4 victory over Texas.

    2011 - In an episode of the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bill Buckner, appearing as himself, is promptly thrown out of a shiva service because one of the mourners is a Red Sox fan who hasn’t forgiven him for his infamous error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The former Boston first baseman redeems himself when he uses his baseball skills to catch a falling baby, who has ricocheted off the firemen’s rescue net after being thrown out of a burning building.

    2012 - An unofficial rain delay occurs in Toronto when the retractable roof of the Rogers Centre closes so slowly that the fans have to run for cover as the stands and field get soaked with rain that begins to fall during the middle of the sixth inning. Surprisingly, there have been six official rain delays in the Rogers Centre, formerly known as the Skydome.

    2013 - In a 20-4 rout of the Tigers at Fenway Park, the Red Sox hit eight home runs matching a franchise record last accomplished 35 years ago. Boston homers in six of eight frames they bat with Mike Napoli, Ryan Lavarnway, Daniel Nava, Will Middlebrooks, David Ortiz (2), Jacoby Ellsbury, and Stephen Drew all going deep in the Fenway Park contest.

    2016 - The San Diego Padres released Alexei Ramirez.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 4...

    1869 - Horton, Elmer
    1875 - Gilbert, Jack
    1875 - Houtz, Lefty
    1887 - Corriden, Red
    1887 - Walker, Tilly
    1888 - Hedgpeth, Harry
    1889 - Meehan, Bill
    1894 - Worden, Fred
    1894 - Dixon, Leo
    1904 - Morse, Bud
    1906 - Mooney, Jim
    1911 - Vaughn, Roy
    1912 - Walters, Fred
    1912 - Maltzberger, Gordon
    1913 - Fieber, Clarence

    1918 - Endicott, Bill
    1918 - Pfister, George
    1919 - Waitkus, Eddie
    1928 - Santiago, Jose
    1936 - McAnany, Jim
    1941 - Harrelson, Ken

    1941 - Smith, Bernie
    1943 - Guindon, Bobby
    1946 - Wright, Ken
    1949 - Jata, Paul
    1950 - White, Frank
    1950 - Alexander, Doyle
    1957 - Heath, Kelly
    1958 - Booker, Rod
    1958 - Householder, Paul
    1968 - Piazza, Mike
    1970 - Lopez, Luis
    1972 - Einertson, Darrell
    1973 - Simmons, Brian

    1973 - Fultz, Aaron
    1976 - Myrow, Brian
    1977 - DeWitt, Matt
    1977 - Kim, Sun Woo
    1978 - Regilio, Nck
    1980 - Neshek, Pat
    1984 - Donald, Jason
    1985 - Herndon, David
    1986 - Schafer, Jordan
    1986 - Stutes, Mike
    1988 - Duvall, Adam
    1989 - Martin, Cody
    1989 - Simmons, Andrelton
    1990 - Beck, Chris
    1992 - García, Willy

    1992 - Slegers, Aaron

    Baseball Deaths on September 4...

    1910 - Nelson, Candy
    1935 - Cotter, Dan
    1943 - Hardy, Harry
    1944 - Gleason, Jack
    1945 - Fischer, William
    1951 - Doyle, Carl
    1952 - Schmidt, Butch
    1953 - Herzog, Buck
    1955 - Weyhing, Gus
    1956 - Ragan, Pat
    1958 - Miller, Ward
    1958 - Killefer, Red
    1967 - Loepp, George
    1967 - Canavan, Hugh
    1967 - Manion, Clyde
    1968 - Orsatti, Ernie
    1971 - Hassler, Joe
    1972 - Bowman, Bob
    1976 - Mitchell, Monroe
    1982 - Lopez, Ramon
    1982 - Bray, Buster
    1985 - Bramhall, Art
    1986 - Greenberg, Hank
    1989 - Lee, Hal
    1996 - Dahlgren, Babe
    2000 - May, Pinky
    2002 - Constable, Jim
    2009 - Blattner, Buddy




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Today In Baseball History - September 4th

September 4, 1961 - In game two of a Labor Day doubleheader at Metropolitan Stadium, Joel Horlen makes his big league debut hurling four innings of scoreless relief to get the win in the White Sox's 9-5 victory over Minnesota. The 24-year old rookie right-hander, a last-minute call-up, is forced to wear the only road jersey the club has available, one without a number.

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« Reply #4391 on: September 05, 2017, 12:02:55 am »

    On September 5 in Baseball History...

    1908 - Brooklyn's Nap Rucker pitched a 6-0 no-hitter against the Boston Braves at Washington Park. Rucker struck out fourteen and walked none. The Dodgers made three errors.

    1914 - En route to tossing a 9-0 shutout against the Toronto Maple Leafs, 19-year old Babe Ruth of the AAA Providence Grays hits the first home run in his professional career. The site of the ‘Sultan of Swat’s’ only minor-league homer, Hanlan's Point Stadium which was located on Lake Ontario’s Toronto Islands near the city's mainland, is being promoted as a historical landmark by Jerry Amernic, author of Gift of the Bambino

    1918 - The Cubs switch their home games to Comiskey Park with its larger seating capacity for the World Series. Babe Ruth, having completed thirteen scoreless innings in his first World Series two years ago, adds nine more in edging Hippo Vaughn 1-0 in the opener. During the seventh-inning stretch, a military band plays "The Star Spangled Banner." From then on, it is played at every World Series game, every season opener, and whenever a band is present to play it, though it is not yet adopted as the national anthem. The custom of playing it before every game will begin during World War II, after the installation of public address systems.

    1921 - In an 11-inning complete-game losing effort against Philadelphia, Walter Johnson fans seven A's batters to break Cy Young's major league record for career strikeouts. In 1927, the 'Big Train' will finish his 21-year tenure with the Senators with 3,509 punch outs, a record which will last for 62 seasons until it is broken by Steve Carlton.

    1921 - Elmer Smith establishes a major league record collecting seven straight extra base hits over a two day span. The 28-year old Indian outfielder from Sandusky, Ohio bangs out four home runs and three doubles during the streak.

    1938 - For the third time this season, Dodger catcher Babe Phelps breaks a bone in his throwing hand. Although the injuries will limit his playing time to only 66 games and 208 at-bats this season, the southpaw-swinging backstop will hit .308 and was named to the National League All-Star team, the first of three consecutive games he'll play in the Mid-summer classic.

    1954 - Playing in the Class C Longhorn League, Joe Bauman of the Roswell Rockets hits three home runs to give him 72 for the season. Although the 32-year old slugging minor league first baseman never made it to the majors, his home run total stood as a record in professional baseball until it was broken with 73 dingers by Giants outfielder Barry Bonds in 2001.

    1955 - Reds' slugger Ted Kluszewski goes deep off Warren Spahn in an eventual 9-7 victory over the Braves in the nightcap of a twin bill. The homer, the first baseman's 44th overall, is the 34th round-tripper he has hit at Crosley Field, making it the most ever hit in one season by one man in the same ballpark, an accomplishment which will stand until Sammy Sosa eclipses the mark in 1998 at Wrigley Field.

    1955 - In an 11-4 win over the Phillies, Dodger pitcher Don Newcombe hits his seventh homer establishing a National League record for home runs by a pitcher in a season. The victory is Newk's 20th of the season.

    1960 - At the age of 41, Diomedes Olivo makes his major league debut, pitching in relief for the Pirates. The oldest rookie in National League history hurls two scoreless innings against Milwaukee at Forbes Field.

    1969 - Tom Seaver becomes the first pitcher in franchise history to win 20 games in one season when the Mets beat the Phillies at Shea Stadium, 5-1. 'Tom Terrific', who will finish the season with a 25-7 record for the world champs, tosses a five-hit, complete game to reach the milestone.

    1971 - In his major league debut, J.R. Richard throws a complete game in the Astros’ 5-3 victory over San Francisco at Candlestick Park. The 21-year old right-handed fireballer strikes out a major-league rookie record 15 batters in his first major league appearance.

    1976 - Reds' infielder Joe Morgan becomes the first second baseman in 26 years to drive in 100 runs when his third-inning single off Dick Ruthven plates Pete Rose and Ken Grifffey in the team's 6-4 victory in Atlanta. The last second sacker to reach the plateau was Bobby Doerr, who accomplished the feat in 1950 with the Red Sox.

    1979 - Just one defeat shy of the American League record, A's starting pitcher Matt Keough snaps his eighteen-game consecutive losing streak, which includes four losses at the end of of last season. The 24-year old right-hander tosses a 6-1 complete-game victory over the Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum to avoid the dubious distinction.

    1980 - George Bamberger (235-180, .556) announces he will step down as Brewers skipper after tomorrow's game after spending 2+ seasons with Milwaukee. 'Bambi', who will return to the club in 1985 after a two-year stint with the Mets, is replaced in the dugout by Buck Rodgers.

    1982 - Roy Smalley hit a pair of three-run homers, one from each side of the plate, as the Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 18-7.

    1989 - Deion Sanders, the fifth player selected overall in the 1989 NFL Draft, hits a home run as the Bronx Bombers rout the Mariners at the Kingdome, 12-2. Five days later in his NFL debut with the Atlanta Falcons, the Yankee rookie returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown.

    1995 - When the game becomes official in the bottom of the fifth inning, Cal Ripken receives a standing ovation for over five minutes from the sellout crowd at Oriole Park at Camden Yards as he ties Yankee legend Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games.

    1998 - Giant rookie Armando Rios hits home runs for his first two major league hits. Expos third baseman Shane Andrews accomplished the same feat on April 27 and 28 in 1995.

    1998 - Mark McGwire becomes the third and quickest player in major league history to hit 60 home runs in a season. 'Big Mac' accomplishes the feat in 141 games as compared to Babe Ruth (154) and Roger Maris (159).

    1998 - Giants outfielder Barry Bonds sets a new National League mark reaching base in 15 consecutive plate appearances. His five singles, two doubles, two homers and six walks during the streak breaks Dodger Pedro Guerrero's mark of 14 established in 1983.

    1999 - The Reds, by hitting five home runs in a 9-7 victory over the Phillies, establish a major league record homering 14 times in two games. Yesterday, Cincinnati set a National League record by hitting nine homers in their 22-3 rout of the Phillies.

    1999 - In the 6000th regular season game in franchise history, the Mets score all their runs in the fifth inning to beat Colorado at Shea Stadium, 6-2. The victory brings New York's overall record to 2826-3166 (.472) with 8 ties, but the team falls just one game shy of breaking even in their last 1000 games.

    2000 - The Chicago Cubs released Matt Karchner.

    2001 - At PacBell Park, Curt Shilling tosses eight innings of five-hit ball to beat San Francisco, 7-2. The 34-year old right-hander, who attended high school in Arizona, becomes the first 20-game winner in the three year history of the franchise.

    2003 - Mike Maroth becomes the first hurler since 1980 to lose 20 games in a season when the Tigers blow a 5-2 lead in an 8-6 Blue Jays victory at the Skydome. Former A's pitcher Brian Kingman, who accomplished the infamous feat 23 years ago, is in attendance in the 19th row at the Skydome with a voodoo doll in an effort to remain the last 20-game loser.

    2003 - Todd Zeile extends his major league record when he homers for his eleventh team in the Expos' 6-2 victory over Florida at Puerto Rico's Hiram Bithorn stadium. The third baseman's first round-tripper with the club is a three-run shot off Mark Redman that puts Montreal ahead in the bottom of the sixth inning, 3-1.

    2006 - In Pittsfield, a Park Square ceremony celebrates the anniversary of the signing of an ordinance which banned baseball from being played in the park. The 1791 bylaw, passed to protect the windows of the Massachusetts town's new meeting house, is believed to be the earliest written reference to baseball.

    2007 - In a 10-2 rout of the Mariners at the Stadium, Alex Rodriguez becomes the fourth player in Yankees history to homer twice in one inning. Prior to the game, the limping third baseman had gone to a hospital to have his sore right ankle examined and needed to talk his way into the lineup upon his return to ballpark.

    2007 - Reds’ infielder Brandon Phillips goes deep for the 28th time this season surpassing Joe Morgan's team record for home runs by a second baseman. The Big Red Machine second sacker hit 27 homers in 1976, the season the Hall of Famer wins his second consecutive MVP award.

    2007 - Due to his outstanding contribution in rebuilding the historic fields of West Tampa Little League, Carl Crawford is named the Devil Rays recipient of the 2007 Roberto Clemente Award. The Tampa Bay outfielder is one of 30 Major League Club nominees for the national award presented by Chevrolet, which is given to the person who has outstanding skills as a ballplayer, and who has a passion for community involvement.

    2007 - Unknown at the time, Bob Sheppard works his last game at Yankee Stadium, a task he has performed over 4,500 times since becoming the team's P.A. announcer in 1951. The 96-year old 'Voice of God' is replaced by his longtime sub Jim Hall and Paul Olden, who will fill the position when the team moves to the new ballpark in 2009.

    2009 - In the seventh inning of the Pirates' 2-1 loss to St. Louis at PNC Park, Ross Ohlendorf strikes out the side on nine pitches becoming only the 41st pitcher in major league history to accomplish the feat. The 27-year old right-hander's victims during his immaculate inning include Redbirds Kevin Greene, Julio Lugo, and Jason LaRue, all who are retired at first base after swinging at pitches in the dirt.

    2010 - Bill Mazeroski looks on as four of his Pirates teammates unveil a 14-foot, 2,000-pound statue commemorating his walk-off home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series. The work includes an actual section of the left-center field wall which the second baseman homered over at the 406 mark off Yankee hurler Ralph Terry in the Pirates’ 10-9 victory.

    2010 - Sixty-three year-old Bill Lee allows only two runs and five hits in 5.1 innings in his start for Brockton against Worcester in a Can-Am League contest played at Campanelli Stadium. In his first game in pro ball since being released by the Expos in 1982, the former Red Sox southpaw, known as the Spaceman, becomes the oldest pitcher to earn a victory in professional baseball when the Rox beat Tornadoes, 7-3.

    2010 - The game’s final out in the Twins' 6-5 victory over the Rangers is the result of third base coach Dave Anderson being called for interfering with runner Michael Young. Umpire Alfonso Marquez rules that the runner tapped hands with his coach before stopping and scrambling back to the bag.

    2011 - Craig Counsell pinch hits a ninth-inning single against Houston reliever Enerio Del Rosario to snap an 0-for-45 hitless streak. The Brewers' veteran infielder's first hit since June 10 leaves him tied with Bill Bergen (1909) and Dave Campbell (1973) for the longest drought by a position player without a hit.

    2014 - Masahiro Yamamoto, in his first and only start of the season, becomes Japan's oldest winning pitcher when he tosses five scoreless innings in the Chunichi Dragons’ 6-0 victory over Hanshin at the Nagoya Dome. At the age 49 years, 25 days, the southpaw screwballer surpasses Shinji Hamazak’s mark, who was credited with a win with Hankyu in 1950 when he was of 48 years and 4 months old, but is 125 days younger than Jamie Moyer, the oldest professional player to win a game, accomplishing the feat with the Rockies in 2012.

    2014 - The Rangers, declining to comment on the nature of the matter, announce that Ron Washington has resigned as the team's manager to attend a personal and off-field matters. The 62 year-old skipper, who will be replaced by Tim Bogar through the end of the season on an interim basis, ends his eight-season tenure with Texas with a 664-611 win-loss record, leading the club three playoff appearances, and two trips to the World Series.

    2014 - The Kansas City Royals released Bruce Chen.

    2014 - The Anaheim Angels sold J.B. Shuck to the Cleveland Indians.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Mike Olt from the Chicago Cubs on waivers.

    2015 - Bartolo Colon, extending his streak to the 22nd consecutive scoreless innings, shuts out Miami at Marlins Park, 6-0. The 42 year-old right-hander’s performance will be best remembered for his behind-the-back flip, throwing out Justin Bour in the sixth inning of the Marlins Park contest.

    2017 - The Chicago White Sox released Derek Holland.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 5...

    1861 - Davis, Jumbo
    1869 - Stein, Ed
    1872 - Orth, Al
    1873 - Carrick, Bill
    1874 - Boswell, Andy
    1874 - Lajoie, Nap
    1876 - LePine, Pete
    1882 - Kustus, Jul
    1883 - Leifield, Lefty
    1888 - Abbott, Ody
    1892 - Crowell, Cap
    1893 - Rader, Don
    1895 - Jourdan, Ted

    1896 - Gallagher, Gil
    1899 - Bishop, Max
    1900 - Shea, Merv

    1900 - Kamp, Ike
    1905 - McGhee, Bill
    1905 - Musser, Danny
    1911 - Hassett, Buddy
    1915 - Maier, Bob
    1916 - White, Ernie
    1919 - Jordan, Tom

    1919 - Goolsby, Ray
    1920 - Bearden, Gene

    1921 - Shupe, Vince
    1930 - Belardi, Wayne
    1935 - Patton, Tom
    1936 - Mazeroski, Bill
    1942 - Morehead, Dave
    1955 - Patterson, Gil
    1959 - Nelson, Jamie
    1960 - Birtsas, Tim
    1960 - Green, Chris
    1960 - Maldonado, Candy
    1960 - Christensen, John
    1961 - Dozier, Tom
    1963 - Brantley, Jeff
    1964 - Rightnowar, Ron
    1965 - Baldwin, Jeff
    1965 - Richie, Rob
    1970 - Potts, Mike
    1971 - Bevil, Brian
    1972 - Haynes, Jimmy
    1973 - Atchley, Justin
    1974 - Barkett, Andy
    1974 - Maduro, Calvin
    1975 - Barajas, Rod
    1975 - Choate, Randy
    1977 - Hart, Jason
    1978 - Watson, Matt
    1979 - Bartosh, Cliff
    1979 - Spilborghs, Ryan
    1983 - Stevens, Jeff
    1983 - Young, Chris

    1985 - Colvin, Tyler
    1987 - Barnes, Scott
    1989 - Maronde, Nick
    1989 - Walters, Zach
    1993 - Reyes, Pablo

    Baseball Deaths on September 5...

    1909 - Popp, Bill
    1912 - Arundel, Tug
    1920 - Turbidy, Jerry
    1923 - Miller, Dots
    1925 - Huhn, Emil
    1943 - Ferguson, George
    1947 - Ludwig, Bill
    1951 - Keesey, Jim
    1954 - Archdeacon, Maurice

    1962 - Potts, John
    1964 - Stem, Fred
    1966 - Withrow, Frank
    1967 - Tising, Jack
    1969 - O'Neill, Harry
    1973 - Fournier, Jack

    1973 - Davies, Chick
    1976 - O'Neill, Jim
    1982 - Hurd, Tom
    1991 - Christopher, Loyd

    1992 - Herman, Billy
    1992 - Davis, Ron
    1994 - Aguirre, Hank
    2005 - Grossman, Harley
    2017 - Wright, Tom






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« Reply #4392 on: September 06, 2017, 12:00:58 am »

    On September 6 in Baseball History...

    1888 - The National League Indianapolis Hoosiers club tries its second experimental night game (the first was August 22), but the natural gas illumination is inadequate, and the idea is dropped.

    1905 - Frank Smith of the Chicago White Sox pitched a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers in a 15-0 victory in the second game of a doubleheader. The score was the most lopsided margin of victory during a no-hitter in American League history.

    1912 - In a game which purposely matches the superstars, Boston hurler Smokey Joe Wood bests Senators' legend Walter Johnson, 1-0 for his 30th (14th consecutive) victory in a season in which he will win 34. The Red Sox only run is a result of back-to-back doubles by Tris Speaker and Duffy Lewis, the first two-bagger should have been an easy fly out, but the ball lands into an area cordoned off by a rope to section off the overflow Fenway Park crowd.

    1912 - Jeff Tesreau becomes the third rookie to throw a no-hitter. The 24-year old right-hander holds the Phillies hitless in the Giants' 3-0 victory in the first game of a twin bill at the Baker Bowl.

    1918 - In Game Two of the World Series, which is being played a month early because of World War I, Lefty Tyler of the Cubs drives in two runs in the three-run second. The Red Sox get one in the ninth, but Tyler beats Joe Bush 3-1.

    1924 - Urban Shocker of the St. Louis Browns pitched two complete games against the Chicago White Sox and won both, 6-2.

    1924 - In a game that features a total of only six hits, the Brooklyn Robins beat Boston 1-0 behind the strong two-hit performance of right-hander Bill Doak. The Braves Field victory is the team's 15th consecutive win establishing the longest winning streak in franchise history.

    1943 - At sixteen years, eight months, five days, Philadelphia A's pitcher Carl Scheib became the youngest player to appear in an American League game.

    1945 - Punching umpire Joe Rue earns an indefinite suspension for Philadelphia A's catcher Greek George. George will not play in the majors again, though his lifetime batting average of .177 might be the main cause.

    1950 - Don Newcombe missed pitching complete games in a doubleheader for the Brooklyn Dodgers by leaving in the seventh inning of the second game trailing the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0. Newcombe had won the first game 2-0.

    1952 - The National League's longest game of the season ends when Del Ennis hits a walk-off home run in the 17th inning, giving the Phillies a 7-6 victory over the Braves in the first game of a twin bill at Shibe Park. Philadelphia starter Robin Roberts goes the distance giving up 18 hits in the three-hour and fifty minute contest.

    1953 - With Giants manager Leo Durocher yelling "stick it in his ear", Rubén Gómez hits Carl Furillo, the National League's leading hitter, on the wrist by a pitch. After taking first base, the Dodgers right fielder bolts into the opposing dugout to choke 'Leo the Lip', but in the melee, the knuckle on his little finger is fractured putting an end to his season.

    1954 - Carlos Paula of Cuba integrates the Washington Senators. Next year, in his only full season in the majors, the Havana-born outfielder will be given consideration for the Rookie of the Year honors as he leads all freshmen by hitting .299.

    1963 - Baseball historian Lee Allen says the Indians vs Senators game is the 100,000th in Major League history. Bennie Daniels celebrates by beating the Tribe 7-2.

    1967 - n Detroit, Tiger right-hander Earl Wilson throws a complete game to earn his 20th victory of the season beating the A’s in the nightcap of a twin bill, 6-3. The 32-year old Louisianian will compile a 22-11 record along with an ERA of 3.27 helping to keep the second-place club in the pennant race until the final day of the season.

    1968 - Jerry Koosman sets a new franchise mark for victories getting his 17th win of the season when the Mets beat Pittsburgh, 4-1. The rookie southpaw breaks the team record established last year by Tom Seaver.

    1973 - Two Alou brothers are released by the Yankees. Felipe is sold to the Expos and Matty goes to the Cardinals.

    1974 - Behind the complete-game pitching performances by Dave McNally and Mike Cuellar, the Orioles sweep a twin bill, blanking Cleveland twice, 2-0 and 1-0. The victories are the fourth and fifth consecutive shutouts thrown by the Birds‚ who establish an American League mark by hurling 54 straight scoreless frames.

    1976 - Los Angeles catcher Steve Yeager was seriously injured when the jagged end of a broken bat struck him in the throat while he was waiting in the on-deck circle.

    1977 - The Angels acquire Dave Kingman from the Padres for cash. Nine days later the Yankees will buy Kingman, making him the first player to wear four uniforms in four divisions in the same year. Kingman, who started the season in New York with the Mets, will hit twenty-six home runs to set the mark for the most by a player with more than two teams.

    1981 - Fernando Valenzuela ties the National League's rookie record for shutouts blanking St. Louis, 5-0, for his seventh whitewash of the season. The Dodger lefty shares the mark with Irv Young (1905 Beaneaters), Grover Alexander (1911 Phillies), and Jerry Koosman (1968 Mets).

    1981 - Calling it the most the ''most agonizing'' decision he has made as the owner of the Yankees, George Steinbrenner fires Gene Michael and replaces him with Bob Lemon. The former skipper's demise was prompted by his comments to the press concerning his inability to no longer tolerate the Boss's constant threats of dismissal, and for his refusal to apologize for the remarks.

    1982 - Veteran first baseman Willie Stargell, whose number is retired, is saluted by 38,000 fans on his day at Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium. The 41-year-old slugger delivers a pinch single in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Mets.

    1985 - In a match up of aces that lives up its advanced billing, Dwight Gooden and Fernando Valenzuela hook up in one of the best pitchers’ duel in recent memory. New York beats LA, 2-0, thanks to Darryl Strawberry's two-run double on a day that the Mets right-hander strikes out 10 batters, throwing nine shutout innings while the Dodgers southpaw pitches 11 innings without allowing a run.

    1995 - Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive game record playing in his 2,131st straight game. When the game becomes official in the middle of the fifth inning, the new 'Iron Man' takes a victory lap around Camden Yards during the 22-minute standing ovation from the sell-out crowd, including President Bill Clinton.

    1996 - Eddie Murray hit his 500th home run, joining Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Willie Mays as the only players with at least 3,000 hits and 500 homers. Murray homered off Felipe Lira in the seventh inning of the Baltimore Orioles' 5-4, 12-inning loss to Detroit.

    1996 - Brett Butler returns to the Dodger line-up four months after having surgery for throat cancer. The thirty-nine year old center fielder scores the decisive run in a 3-2 victory over the Pirates.

    1996 - After reaching a sponsorship deal with a local energy company, the Reds officially rename Riverfront Stadium to Cinergy Field. The ballpark, a multi-purpose, circular cookie-cutter stadium which opened in 1970, will be imploded in 2002 after serving the team for 32 seasons to help make to make room for Cincinnati's new home, the Great American Ball Park.

    1996 - Paul Molitor reaches the 200-hit plateau for the fourth time in his career when he singles off Chuck Finley in the Twins' 6-2 victory over California at the Metrodome. The Minnesota DH becomes the second major leaguer to reach the milestone as a 40-year old, joining Sam Rice, who accomplished the feat while playing with the Senators in 1930.

    2000 - After reaching an agreement with Mogan, Lewis and Bockis LLP, Major League Baseball can now use the URL The law firm registered the in 1994 and refused to release the domain name making it necessary for the sport to use

    2000 - Scott Sheldon joins Bert Campaneris (A's, 1965) and César Tovar (Twins, 1968) to become the third player in baseball history to play all nine positions in a single game. With the White Sox ahead 10-0, the Ranger infielder comes into the game defensively in the bottom of the fourth inning replacing backstop Bill Haselman, and will proceed to play in every spot on the field, including a third of an inning on the mound where he strikes out the only batter he faces.

    2001 - Joining Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds becomes the fifth major leaguer to hit 60 home runs in a season. The 37 year-old Giant left fielder, who is the oldest to join this elite group, reaches the historic plateau the quickest needing only 141 games to reach the milestone.

    2002 - For the first time in 11 years, the Homer Hanky makes its return to the Metrodome in hopes of halting the A' record-setting 20-game winning streak. The Twins, 8-0 in World Series home games (1987 and 1991) with the fans waving their trademark towels, see the magic continue when they blank Oakland, 6-0.

    2005 - At an afternoon press conference at PNC Park, Pirates General Manager Dave Littlefield announces manager Lloyd McClendon has been dismissed. The former skipper, who compiled a 336-446 record during his 3+ year tenure in the Bucs dugout, will be replaced by bench coach Pete Mackanin on an interim basis for the remainder of the season.

    2005 - As part of the National Roberto Clemente Day celebration, teams will collect donations from fans in support of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Also, in remembrance of those affected by the disaster, major league players will don helmets bearing the Red Cross logo on the right side and the number to call to help those in need will appear on the sides of the bases.

    2006 - With the help of three defensive gems at Miami's Dolphin Stadium, Anibal Sanchez no-hits the Diamondbacks, 2-0, when Eric Byrnes makes the last out of the game on a questionable, bang-bang play at first base. The 22-year old Venezuelan hurler is the 18th rookie to throw a no-hitter and he joins Al Leiter, Kevin Brown and A.J. Burnett as the fourth Marlin to throw a no-hitter.

    2009 - With a lead-off first-inning double in the Mariners' 5-2 loss in Oakland, Ichiro Suzuki becomes 259th player and the second-quickest to collect 2000 major league hits. In 1933, Al Simmons, playing with the White Sox, reached the milestone in his 1,390th game, a dozen contests less than Seattle's superstar.

    2012 - Cal Ripken becomes the fifth Oriole of the six O's who have been inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame to have a statue dedicated in Camden Yards' Legends Park. The Iron Man joins Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer and Eddie Murray, along with Brooks Robinson, who will be also honored at the end of the month.

    2013 - Facing his former team, Yusmeiro Petit retires the first 26 Diamondbacks he faces in the Giants’ 3-0 victory at AT&T Park. The 28 year-old right-hander’s bid for perfection is spoiled by pinch-hitter Eric Chavez, who strokes a line drive single to right field with two outs in the ninth inning. \

    2015 - The Baltimore Orioles claimed Andy Wilkins from the Los Angeles Dodgers on waivers.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 6...

    1852 - Latham, Juice
    1860 - Berry, Charlie
    1864 - Burns, Oyster
    1867 - Gilbert, Pete
    1878 - Hildebrand, George
    1883 - Bayless, Dick
    1888 - Faber, Red

    1888 - Mahoney, Danny
    1889 - Kahler, George
    1893 - Murray, Bill
    1894 - Gleason, Billy
    1895 - Horan, Shags
    1896 - Zahniser, Paul
    1896 - McCrea, Frank
    1899 - Bissonette, Del
    1901 - Grabowski, Al
    1903 - Thevenow, Tommy
    1904 - Underhill, Willie
    1910 - Lanning, Johnny
    1911 - Danning, Harry
    1911 - Eaves, Vallie

    1912 - DiMaggio, Vince
    1917 - Naymick, Mike
    1921 - Phillips, Jack
    1922 - Ciola, Lou
    1922 - Perkowski, Harry
    1924 - Schmees, George
    1924 - Jeffcoat, Hal
    1924 - Fridley, Jim
    1931 - Pawloski, Stan
    1934 - Flanigan, Tom

    1946 - Healy, Fran
    1949 - Thompson, Mike
    1954 - Macko, Steve
    1960 - Olson, Greg
    1960 - Lachowicz, Al
    1961 - Smith, Roy
    1963 - Pawlowski, John

    1964 - York, Mike
    1968 - Meares, Pat
    1975 - Lee, Derrek
    1976 - Nakamura, Micheal
    1978 - Brooks, Frank
    1978 - Escobar, Alex
    1981 - Teahen, Mark

    1983 - Blevins. Jerry
    1985 - Moreland, Mitch
    1988 - Leon, Arnold
    1990 - Hart, Donnie
    1991 - Austin, Tyler
    1991 - Rumbelow, Nick
    1992 - Brito, Socrates
    1992 - Hernandez, Marco
    1994 - Frazier, Clint

    Baseball Deaths on September 6...

    1927 - Cross, Lave
    1932 - West, Frank
    1947 - Gingras, Joe
    1956 - Magner, Stubby
    1958 - de la Cruz, Tommy
    1958 - Hill, Hugh
    1971 - Kyle, Andy
    1971 - Dede, Artie
    1972 - Berry, Charlie
    1973 - Kavanagh, Charlie

    1974 - Hale, Sammy
    1976 - Fear, Vern
    1977 - Fitzgerald, Ray
    1980 - Ketchum, Gus
    1981 - Ainsmith, Eddie
    1988 - Krausse, Lew
    1990 - Veach, Al
    1996 - McCosky, Barney
    2007 - Kozar, Al

    2013 - Rosario, Santiago
    2015 - Schultz, Barney





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« Reply #4393 on: September 07, 2017, 12:03:03 am »

    On September 7 in Baseball History...

    1889 - The most controversial game in American Association history is held in Brooklyn. The St. Louis Browns hold a 4-2 lead in the ninth over the Bridegrooms and claim it is too dark to continue. The lighted candles in front of their bench make umpire Fred Goldsmith determined to finish the game no matter what. Several St. Louis players are hit with bottles as they leave the grounds. The Browns will forfeit the game the next day because they fear for their safety.

    1896 - New Britain, CT native Tom Lynch becomes the first major league umpire to work in over 1,000 games. The National League arbitrator, who becomes the president of the circuit in 1910, will be behind home plate in 1309 of 1325 of the games he will work.

    1896 - The first-place Orioles (NL) sweep a tripleheader against the cellar-dwelling Colonels, 4-3, 9-8, and 12-1. Baltimore will establish the record for most games won in two consecutive days with five when they take both ends of tomorrow's twin bill with Louisville.

    1903 - A year before the first subway line is completed, the Brooklyn Superbas, later to be known as the Dodgers, play their cross-town rivals in a two-stadium, same-day doubleheader. The first game played in Washington Park begins at 10:30 am with 9,300 fans watching the visiting Giants win the opener, 6-4, and later that afternoon in front of 23,623 patrons at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, Brooklyn wins the second game, 3-0.

    1908 - In the span of four days, Senators' sensation Walter Johnson throws a shutout against the Bronx Bombers for the third consecutive game. The 'Big Train's' two-hit performance in the first game of the Monday Labor Day doubleheader at Yankee Stadium follows a six-hit blanking on Friday, a four hitter with no runs on Saturday, and a day off due to New York's prohibition of baseball on Sundays.

    1911 - Cy Young loses a pitching duel to Phillies' rookie right-hander Grover Cleveland Alexander at Boston's South End Grounds, 1-0. Next month, the 44-year-old veteran Braves hurler will end his career after 22 seasons with an astonishing 511 victories, a major league record unlikely to be broken.

    1912 - Eddie Collins steals six bases in the Athletics' 9-7 win over Detroit, a 20th-century-record. Remarkably, on September 22, he will repeat with six against the Browns.

    1916 - The Giants defeat the Dodgers 4-1 to start their major league record 26-game winning streak. The 'Jints' start the span two games under .500 and make up nine games in the standings, but remain in fourth place during the entire streak.

    1918 - On one day's rest, Hippo Vaughn gives up only seven hits, but Carl Mays wins a 2-1 duel for the Red Sox. Game Three of the World Series ends with the Charlie Pick of the Cubs caught in a rundown between third base and home while trying to score on a passed ball.

    1923 - Red Sox starter Howard Ehmke no-hits the A's at Shibe Park, 4-0. In the seventh inning, the 29-year old right-hander appears to lose his bid for a no-hitter when Slim Harriss hits a would-be double, but the Philadelphia pitcher is called out for not touching first base.

    1935 - Red Sox Joe Cronin hits into a 5-6-4-3 game-ending triple play when his line drive caroms off Indian third baseman Odell Hale's head to Bill Knickerbocker. The shortstop starts the triple killing throwing the rebound to Roy Hughes covering second, who in turn relays the ball to first baseman Hal Trosky giving the Tribe a 5-3 victory in the first game of a twin bill at Fenway Park.

    1945 - Joe Kuhel hits an inside-the-park home run, the only homer hit by a Senator all season at Washington's Griffith Stadium. The Nats hit twenty-six on the road.

    1950 - At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Tiger outfielder Hoot Evers hits for the cycle, collecting five hits, 13 total bases and six RBIs. The left fielder's tenth-single completes the accomplishment, and is part of a two-run rally that ties the game at 13-13 before the game is called due to darkness.

    1952 - Johnny Mize hits a pinch-hit grand slam to give the Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington. He has now homered in each one of the fifteen Major League parks, including Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, while in each league.

    1953 - Roy Campanella sets the Major League record for RBI by a catcher when he smacks a three-run home run in a 6-3 Dodgers win over the Phils. Campy's 125 breaks Yogi Berra's Major League record of 124 set in 1950, and he will finish the season with 142. Yesterday Roy broke Gabby Hartnett's record for home runs by a catcher in a season with his 38th.

    1955 - Whitey Ford continues his mastery with his second consecutive one-hitter, beating the A's 2-1. Jim Finigan hits a two-out single in the seventh for the Nats' only hit. The Yankees southpaw is the fifth Major League pitcher to throw consecutive one-hitters.

    1962 - With four steals in a 10-1 loss to the Pirates, Dodger Maury Wills breaks the modern National League record for stolen bases in a season with his 82nd swipe. Cincinnati's Bob Bescher established the mark in 1911 playing left field with Cincinnati.

    1964 - At Connie Mack Stadium, a Labor Day crowd of 26,390 fans watches the first-place Phillies split a doubleheader with the Dodgers. The attendance for the twin bill brings the season’s total to 1,224,172 patrons, breaking the all-time franchise home attendance record established by the Whiz Kids in 1950.

    1967 - At Candlestick Park, the Giants tie a National League mark using a record 25 players to beat the Astros in 15 innings, 3-2. Manager Herman Franks uses all his starters and five relief pitchers, sends six pinch hitters to the plate, and three players enter the contest as pinch runners along with two defensive substitutions.

    1967 - With just three weeks left in the season, the standings at the end of the day will reveal a four-way tie for first place in the American League. The Red Sox (79-62), the eventual AL champs, are battling the White Sox (78-61), Tigers (79-62), and the Twins (78-61) to capture the flag in the historic pennant race.

    1968 - Heading toward home plate with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, Hank Aaron falls down and is tagged out by Houston's third baseman Doug Rader. The last-place Astros come back for an improbable 6-3 victory over the Braves when they score three runs in the top of the tenth frame.

    1969 - Donald Dubois wins $27,000 when Fred Talbot, the Pilots' starting pitcher who throws a three-hit shutout, hits a grand slam in the sixth inning of the team's 8-0 victory over California at Sick's Stadium. The Gladstone, Oregon native's good fortune is the result of participating in the expansion team's "Home Run for the Money" promotion.

    1970 - The White Sox use a Major League record 41 players in a doubleheader with Oakland, but lose both games, 7-4, and 7-5.

    1973 - To prevent an injury, the second game of the Mets-Expos doubleheader at Jarry Park is delayed for 11 minutes. The setting sun over the rim of the Montreal ballpark makes it impossible for the first baseman to see the ball being thrown from certain positions on the field.

    1973 - The Rangers fire future Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog. The White Rat, who compiled a 47-91 record during his six-month tenure in the Texas dugout, will be replaced by Billy Martin.

    1975 - With an 8-4 victory over the Giants at Riverfront Stadium, the Reds clinch the National League West in their 142nd game of the season. The ‘Big Red Machine’ captures a title earlier than any other club since the inception of divisional play in 1969.

    1978 - In a 9-4 victory over the Expos, Mets backstop John Stearns establishes a new mark for National League catchers with his 25th stolen base. Johnny Kling swiped 24 bases catching for the Cubs in 1902.

    1978 - The Yankees, four games behind the Red Sox in the American League East, arrive in Boston for a crucial four-game series. The Yanks begin the "Boston Massacre" with a 15-3 rout.

    1979 - Carl Yastrzemski of the Red Sox gets three hits to pass Ted Williams on the all-time total base list. ‘Teddy Ballgame’ collected 2,654 hits during his 19 seasons with Boston.

    1984 - Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets struck out Ron Cey of the Chicago Cubs in the second inning - his 228th of the season setting a National League record for a rookie. Gooden passed Grover Alexander, who set the mark with 227 in 1911. New York won 10-0 behind Gooden's one-hitter.

    1993 - Mark Whiten of the St. Louis Cardinals had one of the greatest offensive games in Major League history in the nightcap of a doubleheader against Cincinnati. In the 15-2 win, Whiten hit four home runs and drove in twelve runs, becoming the only player ever to accomplish both feats in one game.

    1996 - With 129 at-bats and a mediocre .254 batting average at the start of his major league career, Scott Rolen misses the remainder of the season when his arm is broken by a pitch thrown by Cubs right-hander Steve Trachsel. The hit-by-pitch will prove to be a blessing in disguise when the Phillies third baseman, technically still a rookie due to one less at-bat last season, will have an outstanding year next season winning the National League Rookie of the Year award.

    1996 - In a pre-game ceremony in front of a sellout crowd at the Metrodome, the Twins bid farewell to Kirby Puckett, one of team's most popular players in recent years. After a remarkable 12-year Hall of Fame career, the talented and personable outfielder was forced to retire in July because of blindness in his right eye caused by glaucoma.

    1997 - Expo infielder Mark Grudzielanek breaks the National League mark for doubles for a shortstop hitting his 49th in a 2-1 loss to Philadelphia. The previous record was set by Dick Bartell of the 1932 Phillies.

    1997 - For only the twenty-second time in major league history a player reaches the 50 home run plateau when Mariner outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his fiftieth in a 9-6 loss to the Twins. Junior will finish the season with a league-leading 56 round-trippers.

    1997 - In a 15-inning contest, a total of 33 players whiff during the Angels' 5-4 victory at Tiger Stadium. Players from both teams become visibly upset with home plate umpire Mike Everitt when 21 of the of 30 extra-inning outs are strikeouts, with 13 being the result of a called third strike.

    1998 - Ken Griffey, Jr. homered twice against Baltimore, giving baseball three 50-homer players in a season for the first time. Jr. joined Mark McGwire and Babe Ruth as the only players to hit fifty or more in consecutive seasons.

    1998 - Mark McGwire, who had become the third player in history to reach 60 home runs, hits his record-tying 61st against Cubs pitcher Mike Morgan. McGwire's pursuer in the home run chase, Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa, applauds McGwire, as does the adoring sold-out crowd in St. Louis.

    2001 - Dodger right fielder Shawn Green breaks a club record for homers in a season with his 44th home run. The previous mark was shared by Duke Snider (1956) and Gary Sheffield (2000).

    2001 - Ranger infielder Alex Rodriguez breaks his American League record (42 in 1998 and 1999 for the Mariners) for home runs by a shortstop with his 43rd long ball of the season. In 1958, Cub Hall of Famer Ernie Banks established the major league record for homers for that position with 47.

    2005 - Dontrelle Willis becomes the first pitcher in the thirteen-year history of the Marlins to win 20 games in a season when the team routs Washington at RFK Stadium, 12-1. The high-kicking southpaw had established a franchise record for victories in his last start with his 19th win.

    2006 - The Cubs are honored by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks for their preservation efforts at Wrigley Field. The venerable old ballpark receives Chicago Landmark Awards for Excellence for the bleacher expansion project which improved circulation in the seating section, increased the number of bathrooms, and dramatically improved access for fans with disabilities.

    2008 - The Pirates lose their 82nd game, an 11-6 defeat to the Giants at AT&T Park, ensuring the club will endure their 16th consecutive losing season. The streak equals the mark established by the 1933-1948 Philadelphia Phillies for the longest skid in the history of professional sports.

    2009 - Thanks to their loss to Chicago, the Pirates become the first franchise in baseball history to post a losing record for 17 consecutive seasons. The dubious streak, which dates back to 1993, surpasses the skid the Phillies endured from 1933 to 1948.

    2010 - A statue of Billy Williams, who played 16 seasons with the club from 1959-74, is dedicated by the Cubs on the corner of Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street outside of Wrigley Field. In attendance for the unveiling of the sculpture, that portrays the Hall of Famer outfielder finishing his sweet swing from the left side, is his wife, Shirley, former teammates Ernie Banks, Ferguson Jenkins, Ron Santo and Glenn Beckert, along with the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

    2010 - Trevor Hoffman earns his 600th save when he induces pinch-hitter Aaron Miles to hit a grounder for the final out in the Brewers' 4-2 victory over St. Louis at Miller Park. The 42-year-old reliever, baseball's career saves leader, has converted 600 of his 676 save opportunities (89%) during his 18-year career with Florida, San Diego and Milwaukee.

    2010 - At Petco Park, Padres' starter Mat Latos establishes a major league record when he limits L.A. to one run over seven innings. The 22-year old right-hander has a string of 15 straight starts of five or more innings of allowing two or fewer runs, breaking the mark shared by Greg Maddux (1993-94) and Mike Scott (1986).

    2011 - Alex Liddi becomes the first player born and raised in Italy to play in the major leagues. The Mariners' third baseman, who goes 0-for-2 in the loss to L.A., is the first MLB European Academy alumnus to make the show.

    2015 - In the last game of the season, Pensacola Blue Wahoos shortstop Ray Chang plays all nine positions, fielding a different one in each of the first nine inning including tossing a clean ninth frame. The 32 year-old popular infielder also enjoys a 3-for-4 day at the plate, scoring a run and stealing a base in the Reds Double-A affiliate’s 4-2 loss against the Mobile BayBears.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 7...

    1851 - Johns, Tommy
    1856 - Foutz, Dave
    1859 - Duryea, Jesse
    1862 - Daily, Ed
    1862 - McDermott, Mike
    1866 - Murphy, Joe
    1874 - Poole, Ed
    1875 - Ritter, Lew
    1877 - O'Neill, Mike
    1879 - Case, Charlie
    1880 - Wiltse, Hooks
    1883 - Flynn, John
    1884 - Moseley, Earl
    1884 - Matteson, Eddie
    1887 - McManus, Joe
    1889 - Holden, Bill
    1891 - Blackwell, Fred
    1892 - Shinault, Ginger
    1898 - Winters, Clarence
    1902 - Carlyle, Cleo
    1903 - Davis, Curt
    1903 - Kloza, Nap
    1903 - Van Camp, Al
    1907 - McAfee, Bill
    1909 - Wilson, Eddie
    1910 - Potter, Dykes
    1915 - Otero, Reggie
    1916 - Sullivan, Lefty
    1917 - Partee, Roy
    1936 - Lindstrom, Chuck

    1943 - Matchick, Tom
    1944 - Lersch, Barry
    1946 - Crawford, Willie
    1946 - Rudi, Joe
    1947 - Wallace, Dave
    1952 - Sweet, Rick
    1953 - Washington, La Rue
    1954 - Eaton, Craig
    1956 - Sanchez, Orlando
    1958 - Schroeder, Bill
    1960 - Rowdon, Wade
    1964 - Valdez, Sergio
    1968 - Peguero, Julio
    1969 - Cookson, Brent
    1969 - Quirico, Rafael
    1969 - Bragg, Darren
    1972 - Isringhausen, Jason
    1972 - Morales, Willie
    1973 - Newhan, David
    1973 - Patterson, Jarrod
    1976 - Looper, Aaron
    1977 - Nance, Shane
    1977 - Padilla, Vicente
    1979 - Haynes, Nathan
    1979 - Stokes, Brian
    1980 - Prior, Mark
    1984 - Gomez, Mauro
    1985 - Davis, Wade
    1987 - Castillo, Rusney
    1987 - Hernandez, Gorkys
    1995 - Alcantara, Sandy

    Baseball Deaths on September 7...

    1881 - Woodhead, Red
    1908 - Morgan, Bill
    1912 - Raymond, Bugs
    1924 - Spade, Bob
    1930 - Keliher, Mickey
    1938 - King, Lee
    1958 - Gilbert, Wally
    1970 - Ford, Gene

    1977 - Jones, Broadway
    1977 - Maynard, Buster
    1982 - Boyer, Ken

    1984 - Cronin, Joe
    1995 - Papai, Al
    1996 - Miranda, Willy
    1998 - Harrist, Earl

    2000 - Tremark, Nick
    2004 - Reniff, Hal
    2004 - Boyd, Bob

    2006 - Mueller, Gordie
    2007 - Cohen, Al
    2008 - Gutteridge, Don

    2017 - Michael, Gene




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« Reply #4394 on: September 08, 2017, 12:02:02 am »

    On September 8 in Baseball History...

    1880 - The Polo Grounds in New York is leased by the new National Association Metropolitan club. The grounds, which have been used for polo matches, will be converted into the first commercial baseball park to be built on Manhattan Island. It opens three weeks later.

    1896 - Baltimore sweeps a twin bill from 12th-place Louisville, beating their National League opponents at Oriole Park, 10-9 and 3-1. The Birds, who won all three games against the Colonels in yesterday's tripleheader, establish the mark for the most victories in two consecutive days with their five wins.

    1905 - The Pittsburgh Pirates stranded eighteen runners in an 8-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds to set a National League record for men left on base.

    1916 - Twenty-three fans attending the game against the Yankees at rain-soaked Shibe Park, the smallest crowd in American League history, witness A's switch-hitter Wally Schang become the first player in major league history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game. The feat will not be accomplished again in the Junior Circuit until 1940.

    1925 - In the nightcap of a doubleheader at Fenway Park, Babe Ruth belts his 300th career home run. The milestone blast is given up by southpaw Buster Ross in the Yankees' 7-4 win over the Red Sox.

    1933 - In the second game of a doubleheader against Detroit, Red Sox outfielder Mel Almada makes his major league debut at Fenway Park. The Huatabampo, Sonora native is the first Mexican to play in the major leagues.

    1939 - With his 12-1 victory over the Browns in St. Louis, Bob Feller becomes the youngest modern-era player to win 20 games. The Indians fireballer finishes the season 24-9 while posting a 2.85 ERA.

    1940 - Johnny Mize hits homers #'s 38, 39 and 40 in the first game of a doubleheader becoming the first player to hit three homers in one game four times in his career. Despite the 'Big Cat's' heroics, the Cardinals drop a pair to the Pirates, 16-14 and 9-4.

    1942 - The first exhibition game between two Negro League teams is finally played in Boston when the Philadelphia Stars edge the Baltimore Elite Giants in a rain-shortened seven-inning game at Fenway Park, 8-7. The Cradle of Liberty, unlike many metropolitan areas in the East and South, did not have a Black team represent the city, nor did the community embrace the concept of hosting Negro League contests.

    1955 - The Dodgers clinch their eighth National League pennant with a 10-2 victory over the Braves at Milwaukee’s County Stadium. Brooklyn's 17-game lead makes it the earliest date that a team has captured a flag in baseball history.

    1957 - Before their departure to play on the West Coast for next season, the Dodgers and Giants face one another for the final time in New York. The Jints beat the Bums at the Polo Grounds, 3-2, to finish the intense 68-year old storied rivalry with a 656-606 advantage over Brooklyn in the battle between the boroughs.

    1958 - Roberto Clemente tied a Major League record by hitting three triples in a 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

    1963 - At Shibe Park, Braves left-hander Warren Spahn tosses a complete game edging Philadelphia, 3-2. The triumph is the southpaw ‘s 20th victory and ties Christy Mathewson’s record of thirteen seasons of twenty or more wins.

    1964 - The Mets announce the signing of 18-year old right-hander Bill Denehy. The recent high school graduate, who struck out 151 batters in 81 innings, posted a 10-1 record for Woodrow Wilson High School in Middletown, Connecticut, and won three tournament games en route to leading his team to the state championship.

    1965 - In a promotion to increase Kansas City's poor attendance, Bert Campaneris becomes the first major leaguer to play all nine positions in a single game. After being involved in a collision at home plate in the ninth inning, Campy is replaced by Rene Lachemann as the team's catcher in the A's eventual 5-3, 13-inning victory over California.

    1967 - The Mets, at the urging of their fans, honor former Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax, who retired last season when arthritis ended his career prematurely at the age of 30. The Brooklyn-born southpaw, who threw a no-hitter against New York in 1962, started twenty games against the Amazins compiling a 17-2 record, that included 14 complete games and 5 shutouts.

    1968 - Ralph Garr steals the first of his 172 stolen bases, swiping home as a pinch runner for Joe Torre in the Braves' 4-1 victory over Houston. In 1973, the 'Road Runner' will break Atlanta's record for stolen bases, a mark the outfielder established in his first full season three years ago.

    1972 - Pirates manager Bill Virdon posts his 100th different line-up in the 131st game of the season. The starting nine for the eventual NL Eastern Division winners beats the Expos in the second game of a doubleheader at Jarry Park in 12 inninngs, to complete the sweep of the twin bill, 4-2.

    1972 - Fergie Jenkins of the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3, for his 20th victory of the season. It was the sixth straight year that Jenkins won at least twenty games.

    1973 - Billy Martin, dismissed six days ago by the Tigers, signs a multi-year contract to mange the last-place Rangers. The fiery 45 year-old skipper, who was at the helm when Detroit won the American League East title last season, replaces Whitey Herzog who was fired yesterday after compiling a 47-91 (.341) record in the first season of his Hall of Fame managerial career.

    1977 - Cubs' relief pitcher Bruce Sutter strikes out the first six batters he faces including three men in the ninth on nine pitches. The future Hall of Famer will earn his sixth victory in seven decisions when the Cubs beat Montreal in 10 innings at Wrigley Field, 3-2.

    1980 - Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspends Fergie Jenkins indefinitely as a result of his August 25 drug arrest in Toronto. On September 22, the suspension will be overturned by arbitrator Raymond Goetz, the first time ever a commissioner's decision is overruled by an arbitrator.

    1985 - Cincinnati's Pete Rose inserted himself into the lineup when the Chicago Cubs started right-hander Reggie Patterson. Rose singled in the first inning and again in the fifth inning to tie Ty Cobb with 4,191 career hits. Rose was retired in his other at-bats and the game was called because of darkness after nine innings with the score tied, 5-5.

    1988 - National League president Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's seventh commissioner, and will succeed Peter Ueberroth in 1989.

    1993 - Retiring the final 17 batters in a row, 24 year-old right-hander Darryl Kile no-hits the Mets in a 7-1 Houston victory at the Astrodome. Jeff McKnight, who had walked, scores New York's lone run on a wild pitch after advancing to third base on an error.

    1995 - With a 3-2 victory over the Orioles at Jacobs Field, the Indians clinch the American League Central Division reaching the postseason for the first time since 1954. Mike Hargrove’s Tribe, which posts a 100-44 record, will win the division with the largest margin in baseball history finishing 30 games ahead of the Royals.

    1996 - Todd Hundley joins Mickey Mantle as the only other switch hitter to hit 40 homers in a season. The backstop's round-tripper also breaks Darryl Strawberry's Met club record for most homers in a single season.

    1996 - A Gary Sheffield fifth inning home run against the Expos' Pedro Martinez breaks the major league home run record for a season. The previous record of 4,458 round-trippers was established in 1987.

    1998 - Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris' thirty-seven year-old home run record, lining historic No. 62 just over the wall in left field with two out in the fourth inning. McGwire's homer off the Chicago Cubs' Steve Trachsel set off a wild celebration in Busch Stadium.

    2002 - Rafael Palmeiro's sixth inning homer against Tampa Bay establishes a new major league record with a Ranger player hitting a home run in 26 consecutive games. The previous mark was shared by the 1941 Yankees, the 1994 Tigers, and the 1998 Braves.

    2002 - The Chicago White Sox released Royce Clayton.

    2003 - At Camden Yards, 64-year old Steve Dalkowski throws the ceremonial first pitch to relief pitcher Buddy Groom before an Orioles game against Seattle. In 1963, on the day he was fitted for his big-league uniform, the Baltimore fireballing farmhand hurt his arm pitching in an exhibition game and never appeared in the major leagues.

    2004 - The Cincinnati Reds released McKay Christensen.

    2005 - At Troy’s Bruno Stadium, the Vermont Expos end the season by winning their seventh straight game beating Tri-City ValleyCats, 15-9. With the NY-Penn team changing its name next season, the game marks the last time the word Expos will appear on a uniform.

    2007 - Hitting his 50th and 51st home runs, Yankee infielder Alex Rodriguez joins Babe Ruth (1920-54, 1921-59, 1927-60, 1928-54), Roger Maris (1961-61), and Mickey Mantle (1956-52, 1961-54) to become only the fourth player in Yankee history to hit 50 or more homers in a single season. The second homer breaks the major league mark of 49 homers hit by a third baseman shared with Mike Schmidt (Phillies-1980) and Adrian Beltre (Dodgers-2004).

    2008 - The Red Sox break the Cleveland Indians' attendance record with their 456th consecutive regular-season sellout at Fenway Park. To commemorate the streak, which began on May 15, 2003, team owners, current players as well as club icon Johnny Pesky greet and thank fans entering the ballpark prior to the game against the Rays.

    2008 - On the first pitch he sees as a major leaguer, Mark Saccomanno hits a home run that contributes to the Astos’ 3-2 victory over the Pirates at Minute Maid Park. The Houston pinch-hitter becomes the fourth player in franchise history to homer in his initial big league at-bat.

    2008 - Gary Sheffield’s second home run of the game is the 250,000th round-tripper in major league history. The Tigers slugger needs only four more to reach a personal milestone of 500 homers.

    2010 - Tim Wakefield becomes the oldest player to win a game for the Red Sox since 1920, when the 44-year old starter goes five innings in Boston's 11-5 victory over Tampa Bay at Fenway Park. In 1998, Dennis Eckersley, at the age of 43 years and 349 days old, was credited with the win after getting two outs in relief in a game against Baltimore.

    2011 - The San Francisco Giants released Aaron Rowand.

    2012 - A healthy Stephen Strasburg makes his last 2012 appearance four days sooner than his much-debated scheduled season shut down set by the Nationals. The 24 year-old power right-hander, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2010, was put on a strict innings limit by Washington, who will lose the NLDS to St. Louis, after compiling the best record in major league baseball.

    2012 - Darwin Barney sets the National League record for consecutive errorless games by a second baseman with 124 surpassing Ryne Sandberg, another Cub infielder who played his consecutive errorless streak at second between the 1989 and 1990 seasons. The major league mark for consecutive errorless games at second base is 186, established by Tiger infielder Placido Polanco from 2006-08.

    2016 - The Tampa Bay Rays signed Alexei Ramirez as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 8...

    1854 - McKelvy, Russ
    1858 - Carl, Fred
    1861 - Higgins, Bill
    1870 - Rosebraugh, Zeke
    1872 - White, Deke
    1884 - Demaree, Al
    1886 - Rolling, Ray
    1887 - Sinc0ck, Bert
    1888 - Giannini, Joe
    1890 - Cruthers, Press
    1891 - Scheeren, Fritz
    1891 - Clemons, Verne
    1896 - Picinich, Val
    1896 - Schulte, Johnny
    1902 - Orsatti, Ernie
    1905 - Grimes, Ed
    1906 - Stewart, Frank

    1913 - Castleman, Slick
    1915 - Gabrielson, Len
    1916 - Bagby, Jim
    1916 - Turner, Tom

    1926 - Sleater, Lou
    1932 - Wise, Casey
    1938 - Werley, George
    1942 - Hargan, Steve
    1945 - Blanco, Ossie

    1946 - Forsch, Ken
    1951 - Barr, Steve
    1952 - McCall, Larry
    1954 - Aase, Don
    1954 - Smith, Jim
    1959 - Cook, Glen
    1962 - Pardo, Al
    1966 - Dyer, Mike
    1973 - Wolcott, Bob
    1976 - Rivera, Mike
    1978 - Meche, Gil
    1982 - Espineli, Geno
    1983 - Hundley, Nick
    1984 - Delaney, Rob
    1984 - Parnell, Bobby
    1986 - Schafer, Logan
    1988 - Ruffin, Chance
    1988 - Sanabia, Alejandro
    1990 - Cole, Gerrit
    1991 - Moya, Steven
    1992 - Altavilla, Dan
    1993 - Williams, Nick

    Baseball Deaths on September 8...

    1902 - Prentiss, George
    1919 - Kerins, John
    1936 - Banks, Bill
    1941 - Boehling, Joe
    1947 - Pond, Ralph
    1948 - Byers, Bill
    1952 - Hearne, Ed
    1955 - Criss, Dode
    1957 - Miller, Bill
    1959 - Mitchell, Roy
    1963 - Knickerbocker, Bill

    1963 - Williams, Johnnie
    1964 - Redfern, Buck

    1968 - Kalfass, Bill
    1977 - Hildebrand, Oral
    1979 - Joseph, Rick
    1990 - Gleason, Joe
    1991 - Koshorek, Clem
    1991 - Rosenberg, Lou

    1993 - Mattingly, Earl
    2011 - Jefferson, Jesse

    2012 - Hale, Bob
    2014 - Zuverink, George
    2015 - Andujar, Joaquin





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« Reply #4395 on: September 09, 2017, 12:02:20 am »

    On September 9 in Baseball History...

    1914 - Boston Braves' hurler George 'Iron' Davis, a Harvard Law School student, no-hits the Phillies at Boston's South End Grounds, 7-0. Only Bumpus Jones (2) and Bobo Holloman (3) have fewer career victories for pitchers that have thrown no-hitters than the 24-year old right-hander, who will retire after four seasons in the major leagues with a 7-10 record.

    1918 - In Game Four of the World Series, which is being played early because of World War I, Babe Ruth bats in two runs on a triple in the fourth and pitches seven scoreless innings before the Cubs tie it in the eighth. But Ruth and the Red Sox get the win when Phil Douglas throws away the game, first by a wild pitch, then an error.

    1922 - William Chester 'Baby Doll' Jacobson triples three times in the Browns' 16-0 rout of the Tigers at Sportsman's Park. The St. Louis outfielder will hit 94 three-baggers during his 11-year career.

    1936 - The New York Yankees clinched their eighth American League pennant with a doubleheader sweep of the Cleveland Indians, 11-3 and 12-9. The Yankees finished 19 1/2-games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the largest margin in Yankee history.

    1945 - In the night cap of a twin bill at Shibe Park, Dick Fowler gets his only victory of the season when he no-hits the Browns, 1-0, becoming the first Canadian to throw a major league no-hitter. The A's 24-year old right-hander from Toronto will compile a 66-79 record during his ten-year tenure with the A's.

    1948 - At the Polo Grounds, Dodger Rex Barney no-hits the Giants, 2-0. The Brooklyn 23-year old right-hander had to endure a one-hour rain delay as well as showers in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings to finish his gem.

    1953 - Mickey Mantle's two-run home run off Chicago's Billy Pierce caps a seven-run fifth inning, as New York wins 9-3 at Yankee Stadium. Returning to center field after the fifth, Mantle is photographed blowing a huge bubble with a wad of gum. Manager Casey Stengel will publicly rebuke the Mick, who will apologize for the indiscretion. However, Mantle does get an endorsement fee from the Bowman Gum company.

    1960 - Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams hits career homer 511 tying him with Mel Ott for third on the all-time home run list behind Babe Ruth (714) and Jimmie Foxx (534). The historic homer, a two-out game-tying solo shot to deep right field, comes off Jim Perry in the fifth inning of a 6-3 loss to the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium.

    1961 - At the Stadium, Roger Maris hits his 56th home run of the season off Mudcat Grant in an 8-7 comeback Yankee victory over the Indians. The Fargo native and roommate Mickey Mantle (52) now holds the record for most single-season home runs by a pair of teammates (108), previously set in 1927 by another pair of Bronx Bombers, Babe Ruth (60) and Lou Gehrig (47).

    1965 - Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched his fourth no-hitter, a perfect game, against the Chicago Cubs. Koufax fanned 14 in the 1-0 victory while Cubs pitcher Bob Hendley allowed only one hit - a double by Lou Johnson.

    1960 - Joe Gordon will have the distinction of managing his second team in Kansas City when he is hired to be the skipper for the new American League expansion team. The former A's manager, in his only year with the club, will pilot the Royals in their inaugural year to a fourth-place finish in the six-team AL West Division, finishing the season with a 69-93 record.

    1970 - Bowie Kuhn hands Denny McLain his third suspension of the year, this one is for carrying a gun, plus other unspecified charges, and ends McLain's season with a 3-5 record.

    1977 - At Fenway Park, Allan Trammel and Lou Whitaker, playing shortstop and second base respectively, both make their major league debut for Detroit. The Tigers' new double play combination will be teammates for the next 19 seasons, a major league record.

    1987 - Striking out 12 of the final 13 hitters and a total of 16 batters, Nolan Ryan beats the Giants, 4-2. The 'Ryan Express' notches his 4,500th career strikeout by whiffing Mike Aldrette to end the seventh inning.

    1988 - In his final major league game, Bruce Sutter, who missed all of last season due to shoulder problems, notches his 300th career save. The 35 year-old future Hall of Fame closer becomes the third reliever to reach the milestone when he retires the Padres in order in the 11th inning of the Braves' 5-4 victory at Jack Murphy Stadium.

    1990 - Oakland beats New York 7-3 to complete a twelve-game sweep of the Yankees this year. The season sweep is a first for the Yankees.

    1992 - In front of a sellout crowd at County Stadium, Robin Yount becomes the 17th and third youngest player to reach the 3000 hits milestone when he singles off of Indian reliever Jose Mesa in a 5-4 defeat to Cleveland. The 36 year-old Milwaukee center fielder also reached 1,000 and 2,000 hit plateaus against the Indians.

    1992 - Brewer owner Bud Selig is selected by the owners to serve as acting baseball commissioner until a permanent successor can be found. It will take nearly six years to name a permanent commissioner and it will be Selig.

    1993 - Baseball joins the other major sports and expands the postseason as well as its divisions. The measure passes by a 27-1 vote with Texas, one of two teams other than the new expansion teams never to go to the postseason by the old setup, as the lone dissenter.

    1997 -  Hall of Famer and beloved Phillies announcer Richie Ashburn, an excellent contact hitter who once fouled off 14 pitches in one at-bat, passes away of an apparent heart attack in his New York hotel room after broadcasting a Mets-Phillies game last night. 'Whitey' collected the most hits by any major leaguer during the decade of the 1950's.

    1997 - Red Sox rookie shortstop Nomar Garciaparra breaks the major league record for RBIs by a lead-off batter with his two ribbies in an 8-6 loss to the Yankees. Tiger Harvey Kuenn established the mark in 1956 with 85.

    1998 - The Yankees (102-41) move 20.5 games ahead of the second-place Red Sox and clinch the American League East title with their 7-5 win over Boston at Fenway Park. The Bronx Bombers will set an American League record with their 112 victories this season.

    1998 - Thanks to Damion Easley's tenth inning two-run walk-off homer, the Tigers beat Rick Aguilera and the Twins, 8-7. It is the third consecutive contest in which Detroit trailed going into the final inning, but wins the game in dramatic fashion in their last at-bat.

    2001 - For the second time in the season, Barry Bonds hits three home runs in a game. The Giants left fielder, whose offensive output gives him 63 homers, passes the major league season mark of 61 for homers hit left-handed set by Roger Maris in 1961.

    2002 - For the fifth straight season, Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson records 300 strikeouts breaking his own record of four consecutive years. The feat also ties the 'Big Unit' with Nolan Ryan having a total of six 300 strikeout seasons.

    2002 - Barry Bonds' 610th career home run is the longest dinger ever hit in the three-year history of Pac Bell Park. The 491-foot homer sails over the heads of the fans who are waiting in line at a concession stand in the center field bleachers.

    2002 - On the third-earliest date since divisional play began in 1969, the Braves clinch the National League East for the eighth consecutive season. Atlanta will finish the season 19 games ahead of the second-place Expos.

    2003 - At Turner Field, Tomas Perez and Jason Michaels both hit grand slams in the Phillies' 18-5 rout of the hometown Braves. The bases-full blasts come in the second and sixth inning respectively.

    2004 - Lino Urdaneta’s first major league appearance results in an earned run average of infinity when the Tigers rookie does not retire a batter, giving up five hits, one walk and six earned runs. Fortunately for the right-hander, the Mets will give him the opportunity to appear in two games in 2007, in which he allows one run in one inning of work, to bring down his ERA to a much more respectable 63.00.

    2004 - Joe Randa becomes the first player in American League history to collect six hits and score six runs in the a nine-inning game. The Kansas City third baseman’s offensive output contributes to the Royals’ 26-5 rout over Tigers.

    2006 - At Coors Field in Denver, Alfonso Soriano hit his 45th home run of the season to set the Nationals' single-season franchise record. The previous club record was established in 2000 by Vladimir Guerrero playing for of the Montreal Expos.

    2006 - In the shortest game ever recorded at Chase Field, Brandon Webb one-hits the visiting Cardinals, 3-0. The only hit the Diamondbacks right-hander gives up in the 1 hour and 54-minute in the desert is Scott Rolen's two-out double in the fourth inning

    2007 - In the first inning at Detroit's Comerica Park, Curtis Granderson steals his 20th base of the season to become only the third major leaguer to belong to the 20-20-20-20 club. The Tigers center fielder joins Frank Schulte (1911- Cubs) and Willie Mays (1957 - Giants) as the only players to record 20 home runs, 20 triples, 20 doubles and swipe 20 bases in a season.

    2007 - The Brewers become the third team in big league history to begin a game with three consecutive homers. In the Brew Crew’s 10-5 victory over the Reds, Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy and Ryan Braun start the Great American Ball Park contest with a bang.

    2008 - Derek Jeter passes the legendary Babe Ruth on the Yankees' all-time hits list adding a first inning single during the 7-1 victory over the Angels in Anaheim to run his career total to 2,519 hits. Lou Gehrig (2,721) is now the only Bronx Bomber with more hits than the club’s current shortstop.

    2008 - Removed from the starting lineup when his cab is stuck in traffic en route to Fenway Park, Dan Johnson, called up today from the Triple-A minor league Durham Bulls, pinch hits in the ninth inning with the Rays trailing 4-3, and belts a game-tying home run off closer Jonathan Papelbon. The homer, which comes in his first at-bat with the team and is his first pinch hit in 16 major league attempts, is believed to be the turning point of Tampa Bay's season as it helps to snap a four-game losing streak and prevents the Red Sox from taking over first place.

    2010 - Ichiro Suzuki becomes the first major leaguer with ten consecutive seasons with 200-hits. The Mariner right-fielder extends his own record with a fifth-inning single to center in the Mariners' 1-0 loss to Toronto at the Rogers Centre.

    2012 - Rays right-hander James Shields tosses a complete-game two-hitter, beating the first-place Rangers, 6-0. B.J. Upton knocks in half of Tampa Bay's runs when he hits three solo homers in the first, fourth and sixth innings of the Tropicana Field contest.

    2013 - Juan Uribe homers in each of his first three trips to the plate in the Dodgers’ 8-1 victory over Arizona. Los Angeles goes yard six times in the Chavez Ravine contest, falling two shy of the franchise record established in 2002.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 9...

    1857 - Dalrymple, Abner
    1872 - Eubank, John
    1877 - Chance, Frank

    1880 - Puttmann, Ambrose
    1886 - Miller, Dots
    1886 - Kellogg, Al
    1887 - Johnston, Doc
    1889 - Thompson, Harry
    1891 - Costello, Dan
    1892 - Graham, Tiny
    1892 - McNally, Mike
    1893 - Kinney, Walt
    1898 - Frisch, Frankie
    1899 - Hoyt, Waite
    1905 - Perkins, Charlie
    1909 - Marcum, Johnny

    1910 - Thomas, Bud
    1912 - Lazor, Johnny
    1913 - Mulcahy, Hugh
    1918 - Crowson, Woody
    1926 - Mickelson, Ed
    1931 - Averill, Earl

    1931 - Naton, Pete
    1935 - Proctor, Jim
    1938 - Ward, Jay
    1942 - Stone, Ron
    1949 - Sanders, Reggie
    1952 - Mumphrey, Jerry
    1953 - Ratzer, Steve
    1959 - Foley, Tom
    1960 - Davis, Alvin
    1961 - Corsi, Jim
    1962 - Strong, Joe
    1965 - Zeile, Todd
    1970 - Miceli, Dan
    1970 - Hamilton, Joey
    1971 - Roberson, Sid
    1971 - Checo, Robinson
    1972 - Hampton, Mike
    1978 - Ainsworth, Kurt
    1979 - DiNardo, Lenny
    1980 - Coffey, Todd
    1983 - Costanzo, Mike
    1983 - Davies, Kyle
    1983 - Hughes, Rhyne
    1983 - Jackson, Edwin

    1983 - Romero, Alex
    1984 - Pill, Brett
    1986 - Bowden, Mike
    1988 - Middlebrooks, Wil
    1988 - Terdoslavich, Joey
    1989 - Ranaudo, Anthony

    1990 - Hamilton, Billy
    1992 - Valaika, Pat

    Baseball Deaths on September 9...

    1889 - Gorman, Jack
    1914 - Garoni, Willie
    1915 - Spalding, Al
    1926 - Conway, Dick
    1928 - Shocker, Urban
    1934 - Dobbs, John
    1944 - Shugart, Frank

    1944 - Collier, Orlin
    1949 - Neubauer, Hal
    1949 - Madden, Len
    1951 - Snodgrass, Chappie
    1957 - Karger, Ed
    1959 - Lyons, Terry
    1961 - Oldring, Rube
    1961 - Barnes, Jesse
    1964 - Stueland, George
    1964 - Bennett, Herschel
    1975 - Jungels, Ken
    1981 - Alten, Ernie
    1990 - Cramer, Doc
    1991 - Rock, Les

    1996 - Pramesa, Johnny
    1996 - Hanebrink, Harry
    1997 - Ashburn, Richie
    1998 - Zimmerman, Jerry
    1999 - Hunter, Catfish
    2010 - Phillips, Eddie
    2016 - Miles, Carl
    2017 - Donohue, Jim




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On September 10 in Baseball History...

1881 - At Haymakers' Grounds, future Hall of Fame first baseman Roger Connor becomes the first major leaguer to hit a a grand slam, giving the Troy Trojans a 7-4 walk-off victory over the Worcester Ruby Legs. The 23-year old Waterbury, CT native's sayonara slam, a home run which wins a game when a team is down by three runs in the bottom of the final inning, comes with two outs.

1889 - New York Giants pitcher Mickey Welch strikes out as the first pinch hitter in Major League history.

1918 - Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners and $1,000 each for the losers. They back off, however, when told they will appear greedy while their countrymen are fighting World War I. On the field, Hippo Vaughn comes back with two days of rest for the Cubs and blanks the Red Sox 3-0 in Game Five.

1919 - Cleveland's right-hander Ray Caldwell no-hits the Yankees in the first game of a doubleheader sweep in New York, 3-0. The right-handed spitballer, released by the Red Sox in July, finishes the season winning five of six starts for the Tribe with an ERA of 1.71.

1924 - At the Polo Grounds, the Giants rip the Braves 22-1 in the opener of a doubleheader. Frankie Frisch goes six-for-six before grounding out.

1933 - The inaugural East-West All-Star game is played at Comiskey Park, the site of the first major league All-Star game played exactly one month ago. Gus Greenlee and Tom Wilson’s idea to showcase the black talent in the Negro Leagues draws 20,000 fans helping to relieve some of the burden facing the the financially-strapped club owners.

1950 - For the second consecutive year, the Red Sox sweep the home season series with the A's. The winning streak at Fenway now extends to 22 wins without a loss against Philadelphia.

1950 - In New York's 8-1 victory over the Senators at Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium, Joe DiMaggio becomes the first major leaguer to hit three home runs in the 39-year history of the ballpark. It is the third time that Joltin' Joe has hit a trio of round-trippers in a game, but he has never accomplished the feat at Yankee Stadium.

1959 - Tim McCarver makes his major league debut at the age of 17 when he flies out to right field as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of the Cardinals' 7-4 loss to Milwaukee at County Stadium. The high school backstop, who was scouted by Hall of Fame catcher Bill Dickey, turns down football scholarships from Notre Dame and Tennessee to play baseball.

1963 - In the first inning of an 8-0 rout of the Cubs at Sportsman's Park, Cardinals left fielder Stan Musial becomes the first grandfather in big league history to hit a home run. The 42-year old new grandpa accomplishes the feat in his first at-bat since the birth of his grandson earlier in the day.

1963 - In the Mets' 4-2 victory over the Giants at the Polo Grounds, Carlton Willey retires the side in order getting all three Alou brothers - Jesus , Matty and Felipe - to make an out. The Dominican trio becomes the first three siblings to bat consecutively in the same inning.

1964 - With his office being responsible for all of the costs for teams not making it into the postseason, Baseball commissioner Ford Frick authorizes the Phillies, Yankees, White Sox and Orioles to print tickets for the World Series. Due to a historic late-season collapse by Philadelphia, the surging Cardinals win the National League pennant on the last day of the season, and will play the Bronx Bombers in the Fall Classic.

1967 - In the first game of a doubleheader at White Sox Park, Chicago right-hander Joe Horlen no-hits the visiting Tigers, 6-0. Detroit also goes scoreless in the nightcap when the team is blanked by Cisco Carlos, 4-0.

1967 - At Candlestick Park, San Francisco hurler Gaylord Perry’s 40-inning team record consecutive scoreless streak comes to an end as the Cubs score an unearned run in the seventh inning of a 2-1 victory over Fergie Jenkins and the Cubs. The future Hall of Famer will match his franchise mark with another string of scoreless innings in 1970.

1969 - At Shea Stadium, the Mets move into first place for the first time in their history. The Amazins, with their doubleheader sweep of Montreal, a 3-2 win in 12 innings in the opener and a 7-1 victory in the nightcap, take a one-game lead over the second-place Cubs.

1973 - During oral arguments being heard by the Supreme Court, Potter Stewart is handed a note with the startling news that Vice President Agnew had just resigned. The note also informs the glum Republican Justice, a big Reds fan, that the Mets are ahead of Cincinnati in the NLCS, 2-0.

1974 - Lou Brock ties and then breaks Maury Wills's 12-year-old record single season stolen base record with his 104th and 105th swipes. The Cardinal left fielder’s thievery against the Phillies doesn’t help as the Redbirds drop the Busch Stadium contest, 8-2.

1977 - The expansion Blue Jays rout the first-place Yankees at the Stadium, 19-3. Toronto third baseman Roy Howell leads the way with two home runs, two doubles and a single resulting in 13 total bases and nine RBIs.

1978 - The Red Sox throw 22-year-old Bobby Sprowl at the Yankees and the lefty last just two-thirds of an inning as the Yankees win 7-4. New York outhits the Red Sox 67-21, and outscores them 42-9, in a sweep that leaves the teams in a tie for first place, and caps a remarkable march to the top from fourth place, 14 games out.

1980 - Bill Gullickson whiffs 18 batters, the most strikeouts ever recorded by a rookie in a major league game. The Expos right-hander throws a complete-game four-hitter beating Chicago at Olympic Stadium, 4-2.

1985 - Both teams charge onto the Shea Stadium field when George Forster is hit with a first-inning pitch thrown by Cardinal starter Danny Cox, who appeared annoyed by the Mets' hitter stepping out of the box several times during the at-bat. Minutes after the bench-clearing incident and order is restored‚ Howard Johnson hits a grand slam to give New York an eventual 5-4 win and a one-game lead over the Redbirds in the tight NL East race.

1989 - Five days after hitting a home run for the Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown in his NFL debut with the Atlanta Falcons. He is the first player to accomplish both these feats in the same week at the professional level.

1992 - Cardinals vice chairman Fred Kuhlman tells reporters that a "security check" had revealed serious issues involving the two out-of-state investors, Vince Piazza and Vincent N. Tirendi, part of the six-man group trying to buy the Giants and move the franchise to Florida. The candid reply to the press will cost baseball more than $6 million to settle a suit that includes in a letter of apology from acting Commissioner Bud Selig to Vince Piazza, whose son Mike started his major league career with the Dodgers nine days before his father's rejection by the MLB owners.

1997 - Mark McGwire joined Babe Ruth as the only players in Major League history with consecutive 50-homer seasons by hitting a 446-foot shot off Shawn Estes in the third inning of St. Louis' game against at San Francisco. McGwire, who hit a Major League-leading fifty-two homers for Oakland last season, became the first player with back-to-back 50-homer seasons since Ruth did it in 1927 and 1928.

1999 - At Yankee Stadium, Boston starter Pedro Martinez allows just one hit, a second-inning solo home run to Chili Davis, en route to a complete-game 3-1 victory. Fanning 18 batters, the Red Sox right-hander extends his own record to 40 consecutive innings with at least one strikeout per frame.

2000 - On his 37th birthday, Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson becomes the 12th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters. Florida third baseman Mike Lowell is the 'Big Unit's' historic victim whiffing on four pitches to end the fourth inning. The lefty's first strike out of the game, his 300th of the season, ties Nolan Ryan for accomplishing the feat in three consecutive years.

2002 - Alex Rodriguez breaks the home run record for shortstops he established last season. The Ranger infielder slugs his major league leading 52nd and 53rd home runs of the season helping Texas to defeat the Mariners, 3-2.

2003 - Javy Lopez homers off Phillies' righty Vicente Padilla to give the Braves a franchise-record 216 home runs for the season. The 1996 Orioles hold the major league mark with 257 and the Astros established the National League record at 249 in 2000.

2006 - Francisco Rodriguez becomes the youngest pitcher to notch his 100th career save when he retires the side in order in the ninth inning of the Angels' 4-3 victory over Toronto. The 24-year-old right-handed closer breaks the previous mark held by Gregg Olson, who accomplished the feat with Baltimore in 1992.

2007 - Hitting his 20th home run of the season, Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies breaks Ernie Banks' National League rookie record for most home runs by a shortstop in a single season. The Cubs Hall of Famer, who compiled a total of 512 homers, hit 19 dingers as a freshman in 1954.

2008 - In a 3-2 Astros loss at Citizens Bank Park, Charlton Jimerson, pinch hitting for Roger Clemens, homers off Phillies' southpaw Cole Hamels. The sixth inning blast to center field makes the Houston rookie the third player in franchise history to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat.

2008 - With a 4-2 victory over the visiting Yankees, the Angels clinch the division flag on the earliest date in the history of the American League West. The Halos, the first club this season to secure a postseason spot, have finished in first place four times in the past five seasons.

2013 - With three doubles and a home run, Mark Trumbo ties a franchise record with four extra-base hits and becomes the first player in Angels' history to collect five hits and score five runs in the same game. The Anaheim's first baseman's ten total bases, however, yields only two RBIs in the Halos’ 12-6 victory over Toronto at the Rogers Centre.

Baseball Birthdays on September 10...

1864 - Murphy, Danny
1868 - Miller, Dusty
1872 - Berry, Joe
1875 - Lynch, Mike
1880 - Pelty, Barney
1880 - Niles, Harry
1881 - Tonneman, Tony
1884 - Lapp, Jack
1886 - Durbin, Kid
1888 - Krug, Marty
1891 - Evers, Joe
1895 - Kelly, George
1896 - Hale, Sammy
1899 - Johns, Augie
1904 - Tarbert, Arlie
1905 - Jeffries, Irv
1910 - Blair, Buddy
1911 - Chambers, Johnnie
1924 - Kluszewski, Ted
1928 - Davis, Brandy
1928 - Garber, Bob
1931 - Anderson, Harry
1934 - Maris, Roger
1940 - Chance, Bob
1944 - Hibbs, Jim
1951 - Wiles, Randy
1954 - Hanna, Preston
1954 - Cacek, Craig
1957 - Whitehouse, Len
1959 - Robbins, Bruce
1963 - Wells, Terry
1963 - Johnson, Randy
1964 - Kraemer, Joe
1965 - Sherrill, Tim
1966 - Ingram, Riccardo
1973 - Saipe, Mike
1977 - Baez, Danys
1977 - Hermansen, Chad
1978 - Green, Nick
1981 - Loe, Kameron
1981 - Robertson, Connor
1983 - Pendleton, Lance
1983 - Votto, Joey
1984 - Brown, Andrew
1985 - Angle, Matt
1985 - Swarzak, Anthony

1985 - Walker, Neil
1987 - Goldschmidt, Paul
1992 - Evans, Phillip
1992 - Kuhl, Chad

Baseball Deaths on September 10...

1905 - Browning, Pete
1918 - Cassian, Ed
1940 - Shipke, Bill
1951 - DeBerry, Hank
1955 - Collins, Shano

1956 - Brown, Eddie
1958 - Taylor, Arlas
1962 - Herring, Bill
1969 - Barbeau, Jap
1973 - Johnson, Roy
1975 - Richbourg, Lance
1976 - Carter, Blackie
1984 - Gallagher, Jackie
1984 - Marcum, Johnny

2006 - Gardella, Al
2012 - Saffell, Tom
2014 - Dunlap, Grant
2014 - Spencer, George
2017 - Didier, Mel

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Today In White Sox History - September 10th


September 10, 1967 - In the first game of a Sunday afternoon doubleheader at Comiskey Park, White Sox right-hander Joe Horlen no-hits the visiting Tigers, 6-0. Detroit also goes scoreless in the nightcap when the team is blanked by Cisco Carlos, 4-0 on five hits.

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This Date In MLB History - September 10th

September 10, 1964 - With his office being responsible for all of the costs for teams not making it into the postseason, Baseball commissioner Ford Frick authorizes the Phillies, Yankees, White Sox and Orioles to print tickets for the World Series. Due to a historic late-season collapse by Philadelphia, the surging Cardinals win the National League pennant on the last day of the season, and will play the Bronx Bombers in the Fall Classic.

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    On September 11 in Baseball History...

    1875 - The first baseball game played with women professionals takes place in Springfield, Illinois. The diamond is half-sized and a nine-foot high canvas surrounds the entire field. The uniforms are similar to the male version, except the pants are shorter.

    1886 - At Washington's Capitol Park, backstop Connie Mack makes his major league debut as the Senators edge Philadelphia, 4-3.

    1886 - Roger Connor becomes the first and only player to hit a ball out of the original Polo Grounds (110th Street and Fifth Avenue). The Giants’ first baseman receives a $500 gold watch from stockbrokers and others to honor his accomplishment.

    1902 - John Malarkey, leading off in the bottom of the 11th inning, hits a game-ending homer off St. Louis right-hander Mike O'Neill to give the Beaneaters a 4-3 victory in the first game of a twin bill at Boston's South End Grounds. Malarkey becomes the first pitcher in baseball history to earn a victory by hitting his own walk-off home run.

    1903 - A new National Agreement signed by the National Association of minor league clubs officially organizes professional baseball under one comprehensive set of rules.

    1912 - Eddie Collins steals six bases as Philadelphia beats the Tigers. 9-7. The A's second baseman will swipe six bases again on September 22.

    1915 - Eddie Plank of the Federal League's St. Louis Terriers records his 300th victory when he defeats the Newark Peppers 12-5. The future Hall of Famer (1946) is the ninth player and first southpaw to reach this milestone.

    1918 - In the earliest conclusion of the Fall Classic, Boston's Carl Mays three-hits the Cubs' 2-1 as the Red Sox win the World Series in six games. The regular season was shortened due to World War I.

    1922 - The Yankees play their farewell home game in the Polo Grounds. An estimated crowd of 40,000 overflows the stadium with another 25,000 turned away. Joe Bush beats the Philadelphia A's in the opener, 10-3, and Waite Hoyt takes the second game 2-1. This is the last regular season American League game at the Polo Grounds as the Yankees will open Yankee Stadium in 1923.

    1923 - After leadoff hitter Whitey Witt reaches first on a controversial single, Boston pitcher Howard Ehmke retires the next 27 batters for a 3-0 win. Ehmke has now given up just one hit in his last two games.

    1928 - Yankee shortstop Mark Koenig’s routine catch of A’s pinch hitter Ty Cobb’s pop fly behind third base will mark the last time the ‘Georgia Peach’ swings a bat in the big leagues. The aging 41-year old, who is the all-time hits leader, will announce his retirement six days later ending a 24 year Hall of Fame career.

    1938 - Free admission, bats and peanuts highlight Lefty O'Doul Day for Kids at Seals' Stadium. Between games of the Seals
and Oaks doubleheader, the kids have a chance to scramble for autographed balls thrown by the players.

    1948 - For the 16th consecutive season, the Phillies will have a losing season as the team drops its 78th game to Warren Spahn and the Braves, 13-2. The drought, which began in 1933, is the longest in big league history.

    1954 - Whitey Lockman hits a pinch-hit grand slam. The bases full home run propels the Giants to a 7-5 victory over the Reds at the Polo Grounds.

    1955 - Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams collects his 2000th career hit in a 5-3 loss to the Yankees.

    1955 - In his first and only major league appearance, Fred Van Dusen, entering the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning for the Phillies, is hit by a pitch thrown by Humberto Robinson of the Braves. The 18-year old bonus baby's career ends with an on-base percentage of 1.000, but without a batting average.

    1956 - Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Reds tied a rookie record for home runs in a season with his 38th homer of the year. The blow came off Steve Ridzik of the New York Giants and the Reds went on to an 11-5 victory.

    1958 - Del Crandall, after working the count full with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, hits a grand slam giving the Braves a dramatic 5-4 walk-off victory over Philadelphia. Milwaukee had entered the final frame at County Stadium behind 4-0 before the backstop abruptly ended the game with his 'ultimate grand slams'.

    1959 - The Dodgers end Elroy Face's consecutive win streak at 22 with a 5-4 victory over the Pirates. The reliever, who will end the season with an 18-1 record, is beaten by Chuck Churn, the winner of only three major league career victories.

    1959 - At Memorial Stadium, two twenty-year old Oriole hurlers throw complete-game shutouts in a twin bill sweep against the White Sox. Jack Fischer wins the opener 3-0, and Jerry Walker pitches 16 innings, beating the Pale Hose in the nightcap, 1-0.

    1964 - At Milwaukee’s County Stadium, Braves right-hander Danny Lemaster throws a one-hitter beating the Reds and Jim Maloney, who gives up only two hits, 1-0. The only run of the two-hour and six-minute contest scores on a sac fly by Felipe Alou plating Gene Oliver in the bottom of the eighth inning.

    1966 - Braves' pitcher Pat Jarvis becomes the first of Nolan Ryan's 5,714 career strikeouts.

    1966 - In his first major league at-bat, John Miller homers off Lee Strange in the second inning of the Yankees' 4-2 victory over Boston at Fenway Park. The 22 year-old left fielder, whose total of 10 hits in his 32-game career will include just two round-trippers, will become the only player to hit home runs in his first and last major league plate appearance when he goes deep as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers in his final turn at bat in 1966.

    1968 - Tying a dubious major league record, Cubs right-hander Ferguson Jenkins loses his fifth 1-0 decision of the season as the Mets and Jim McAndrew beat Chicago with a lone run at Wrigley Field. The Canadian-born hurler will finish the season with a 20-15 record, but is 20-6 in games in which his team scores a run.

    1969 - Implementing an innovation he conceived, team owner Ewing Kauffman announces plans to start the Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy. Syd Thrift, presently a member of KC's scouting department, will be named the director of the academy which will be designed to develop gifted athletes into major-league ready ballplayers for the organization.

    1974 -  At Shea Stadium, Cardinal Ken Reitz's two-strike, two-out home run ties the game in the ninth and sends it into extra innings. Five hours later St. Louis defeats the Mets, 4-3 , with Hank Webb taking the loss after making an errant pick off throw in the top of the 25th inning that leads to the eventual winning run. It took the St. Louis Cardinals 25 innings - 7:04 - to beat the New York Mets. A record 202 batters went to the plate, as Felix Millan and John Milner had twelve appearances apiece.

    1976 - Minnie Minoso comes to bat for the White Sox after a twelve-year hiatus. He goes hitless in his three at bats against Frank Tanana, but his appearance makes him one of a handful of Major League players to play in four decades. His at bat in 1980 will match him with Nick Altrock as a five-decade player.

    1980 - In a 6-5 win over the Cubs, Montreal's Ron LeFlore steals his 91st base of the season and Rodney Scott steals his 58th, breaking the Major League-record for stolen bases by teammates in one season. Lou Brock and Bake McBride set the record with the 1974 Cardinals.

    1985 - At Riverfront Stadium in front of 47,237 hometown fans, Reds' player-manager Pete Rose collects his 4,192nd career hit to pass Ty Cobb becoming the all-time major league hit leader. Padre righty Eric Show gives up the historic hit, a first inning single to left field, as Cincinnati beats San Diego, 2-0.

    1987 - With his 30th stolen base, Mets third baseman Howard Johnson becomes the first National League infielder to become a member of the 30-30 club. The other players in the Senior Circuit to have 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season are outfielders Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Bobby Bonds, Dale Murphy, and Eric Davis.

    1991 - Three Atlanta hurlers pitch the first combined no-hitter in National League history. Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers and Alejandro Pena join forces to hold the opposing batters hitless in the Braves' 1-0 victory over the Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium.

    1996 - After hitting a home run off right-hander Francisco Cordova earlier in the game, Ken Caminiti goes deep in the bottom of the seventh inning off southpaw Matt Ruebel making it the fourth time this season he has homered from both sides of the plate in a game. The Padres' third baseman breaks his own major league record which he established last year when he accomplished the feat three times.

    1997 - In a 9-5 Mets victory over the Expos at Shea Stadium, slow-footed John Olerud legs out an eighth-inning three-run triple to complete the cycle. The New York first baseman becomes the seventh player in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

    1998 - With a 7-2 defeat to the Braves, the Marlins lose their 100th game to become the first team that has gone from being World Series champions to a 100-game loser. The 'Fish' have the worst record in baseball, 48-100.

    1998 - Kevin Malone is named as the Dodgers' general manager replacing Tommy Lasorda, who is promoted to Senior Vice President of the team. The "new sheriff in town" tenure in Los Angeles will be marked by the signing of high profile players to huge contracts, including Kevin Brown's seven-year deal making the right-hander the first $100 million man in baseball.

    1999 - Twins' southpaw Eric Milton throws a no-hitter against the visiting Angels, 7-0, the fourth since the team moved to Minnesota from Washington, D.C. in 1961. The 24 year-old retires the side in order in seven of the nine innings en route to his 13-strikeout gem at the Metrodome.

    1999 - Facing just one batter, Doug Jones records his 300th career save when he gets the final out in the A's 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. The 42 year-old right-handed reliever, the 11th closer to reach the milestone, will retire at the end of next season with 303 saves.

    2001 - In the wake of terrorist attacks on New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Major League Baseball cancels all games for security reasons and for the deep mourning for all the lives that have been lost. Yankee Stadium is evacuated as a precautionary measure.

    2002 - Yankee legends Whitey Ford and Phil Rizzzuto unveil a monument dedicated to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The team also has a ceremonial tree planting in Monument Park in honor of the heroes and victims of the horrific events of a year ago.

    2004 - As 36,887 Bank One Ballpark fans hope to see Barry Bonds hit his 699th and perhaps 700th career homer, they watch the Giant left fielder reach a different milestone. The San Francisco slugger receives three base-on-balls from Diamondback pitchers to break his own record and becomes the first major leaguer to walk over 200 times in a single season.

    2006 - Frank Thomas goes yard in his sixth straight game setting an A's franchise record. The 'Big Hurt's' 36th home run, which comes off Twins' starter Carlos Silva, is nearly caught by center fielder Torii Hunter.

    2008 - Jack Cust whiffs in his first two plate appearances and K's again in the eighth inning to bring his strikeout total this season to 176. The A’s outfielder/DH breaks the franchise record previously held by Jose Canseco, who fanned 175 times in 1986.

    2008 - With his sixth-inning double in the 3-2 loss to the Cubs, Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols becomes only the third player in history to drive in 100 runs during his first eight major league seasons. The two other big leaguers to reach the plateau are Red sox outfielder Ted Williams, who also accomplished the feat for eight seasons from 1939-42, 46-49, and starting in 1924, fly-chaser Al Simmons did it for 11 years playing for the A’s (9) and the White Sox (2) .

    2009 - Prior to the start of the eighth inning at Comerica Park, a small boy races to the pitcher’s mound and grabs a baseball intended for Tigers' reliever Brandon Lyon. The youngster is helped back into the stands near the visitors' dugout and is allowed to keep the ball after a discussion between the boy's uncle and ballpark security reveals that the six-year old had misunderstood a suggestion to go to the railing to try to get a ball from one of the Blue Jay players.

    2009 - With an opposite-field single in the third inning of a 10-4 loss to Baltimore on a rainy New York night, Derek Jeter becomes the all-time team leader in hits for the historic franchise. The safety gives the Yankees captain 2,722 hits, one more than legendary Lou Gehrig, another 35 year-old team captain, who had held the record for more than 70 years.

    2010 - With MLB's permission, Pete Rose goes on the Great American Ball Park field for the celebration of his record-breaking hit that passed Ty Cobb making him the all-time leader. The banished player is joined by former teammates, including Tony Perez and Cesar Geronimo, and Reds' owner Bob Castellini, who gives him a trophy commemorating the 25th anniversary of the historic 4,192nd hit.

    2010 - Jim Thome connects for career homer No. 587 to pass Hall of Famer Frank Robinson for eighth place on the all-time career list. The Twins DH's historic round-tripper, which he blasts in the top of the twelfth inning at Progressive Field, is the lone run scored in Minnesota's 1-0 victory over Cleveland.

    2010 - For the 10th consecutive campaign, starting with his rookie year, Albert Pujols drives in 100 or more runs. Only Al Simmons, with 11, has more seasons with 100 RBIs to start a career than the Cardinals' first baseman.

    2011 - The Mets' request to wear caps honoring police, firefighters and other first responders for their September 11th game against Chicago is denied by Major League Baseball. The hats, which were worn during the pre-game ceremony of remembrance, will be autographed and sold on with the proceeds to be given to charities through the Mets' foundation.

    2013 - At Marlins Park, benches clear when Brian McCann confronts Jose Fernandez as the Miami starting pitcher crosses home plate after hitting his first career home run. The Braves' backstop and third baseman Chris Johnson take exception to the 21 year-old rookie right-hander admiring the home run from the batter box then glaring into the Atlanta dugout as he was rounding the bases.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 11...

    1851 - Golden, Mike
    1858 - DePangher, Mike
    1864 - Daily, Con
    1868 - Brodie, Steve
    1869 - Kitson, Frank
    1881 - Hogg, Bill
    1886 - McDonough, Ed
    1889 - McGraner, Howard
    1890 - Damrau, Harry
    1892 - Koob, Ernie
    1893 - Grimes, Ray
    1893 - Grimes, Roy
    1901 - Mitchell, Monroe
    1901 - Loepp, George
    1905 - Spencer, Glenn
    1911 - Tietje, Les

    1914 - Smith, Clay
    1916 - Clary, Ellis
    1918 - Heflin, Randy
    1919 - Olsen, Barney
    1924 - Grasmick, Lou
    1926 - Miksis, Eddie
    1933 - Davis, Bob
    1934 - Coughtry, Marlan
    1940 - Hernandez, Jackie
    1941 - Bearnarth, Larry
    1944 - Roberts, Dave
    1947 - Cox, Larry
    1948 - Newman, Jeff
    1953 - Gordon, Mike
    1958 - Lesley, Brad
    1958 - Slaught, Don
    1964 - Burks, Ellis

    1965 - Mack, Quinn
    1969 - Penn, Shannon
    1969 - Perez, Eduardo

    1973 - Davey, Tom
    1976 - Guzman, Edwards
    1978 - Herndon, Junior
    1980 - DeSalvo, Matt
    1983 - Ellsbury, Jacoby
    1985  -Cassevah, Bobby
    1986 - Blanks, Kyle
    1986 - Cashner, Andrew
    1987 - Laird, Brandon
    1988 - Moustakas, Mike
    1989 - Spruill, Zeke
    1989 - Turley, Nik
    1990 - Armstrong, Shawn

    Baseball Deaths on September 11...

    1905 - McCormick, Jerry
    1915 - Carbine, John
    1920 - Hallman, Bill
    1925 - Duff, Pat
    1931 - Sitton, Carl
    1931 - McCarthy, Jack
    1931 - Marshall, Joe
    1936 - Roth, Braggo

    1943 - Durbin, Kid
    1946 - Morgan, Cy
    1953 - Coulson, Bob
    1956 - Herrmann, Marty
    1960 - High, Charlie
    1961 - Outen, Chink
    1963 - Hyatt, Ham
    1964 - McDermott, Red
    1966 - Cramer, Bill
    1971 - Melton, Rube
    1973 - Baker, Del
    1978 - Gazella, Mike
    1978 - Hansen, Snipe
    1980 - Mann, Garth
    1980 - Hulihan, Harry
    1980 - Ovitz, Ernie
    1983 - McCarren, Bill
    1984 - Carter, Paul
    1986 - Nitcholas, Otho
    1998 - Bradford, Larry
    2001 - Dreisewerd, Clem
    2001 - Ventura, Vince
    2005 - Williams, Charlie
    2012 - Von Hoff, Bruce





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