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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4400 on: September 12, 2017, 12:01:03 am »

    On September 12 in Baseball History...

    1914 - Yankees shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, twenty-three, replaces Frank Chance and becomes the all-time youngest manager, and the seventh in the club's twelve-year existence. He will go ten-ten and will manage next at Cleveland in 1928.

    1930 - Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez drives one over the head of Cincinnati left fielder Bob Meusel, and the ball bounces into the bleachers at Ebbets Field. It will be the Major Leagues' last recorded bounce home run. The National League declares after the season that such a hit will henceforth be a double. The American League had made the change after the 1929 season.

    1932 - Brooklyn's Johnny Frederick hit his Major League record sixth pinch-homer of the season in the ninth inning to spark the Dodgers to a 4-3 triumph over the Chicago Cubs at Ebbets Field.

    1936 - Kid Elberfeld, at age of 61, grounds out to third as he pinch-hits for the Fulton team in the Kitty League.

    1947 - Pirates' outfielder Ralph Kiner hits a record eight home runs in four games. Tony Lazzeri had hit seven round-trippers in four games in 1936.

    1952 - At Forbes Field, the Pirates become the first team to use protective head gear, a precursor to the batting helmet, that protects the players' temples. Branch Rickey's innovation, worn both at the plate and in the field in the Bucs' twin bill split with Boston, is a plastic hat with a foam layer attached the hat band.

    1953 - The Dodgers clinch a pennant at the earliest date ever in baseball history with a 5-2 victory over the Braves at County Stadium. Carl Erskine gets the win when Brooklyn, who clinches consecutive titles for the first time in franchise history, goes up 13 games up on Milwaukee with 12 left to play.

    1958 - At Connie Mack Stadium, Giants’ leadoff hitter Jim Davenport singles and a hits a three-run inside the park home during an eight-run first inning. Johnny Antonelli pitches a complete game for his 15th victory of the season as San Francisco routs the Phillies, 19-2.

    1959 - En route to a 21-15 season with the Giants, 33-year old Toothpick Sam Jones throws a four-hitter against Philadelphia to become the second black major leaguer to win twenty games. In 1955, the right-hander from Ohio lost twenty games pitching for the Cubs.

    1961 - Frank Lary wins his 20th game of the season, the second time he has accomplished the feat, when he goes the distance in the Tigers' 3-1 victory over Kansas City. The 31-year old right-hander will finish the season with a 23-9 record which includes a league-leading 22 complete games.

    1962 - At Memorial Stadium, twenty-seven year old Senator fireballer Tom Cheney sets a major league mark for K's in a single game by striking out 21 batters in a complete-game 16 inning, 2-1 victory over the Orioles.

    1962 - One game behind the front running Dodgers, the Giants lose Willie Mays as the ‘Say Hey Kid’ is hospitalized for nervous exhaustion. The team by-the-bay will drop six games in a row but will recover along with their All-star center fielder in time to beat Los Angeles in a playoff to win the National league pennant.

    1963 - With former Dodger teammates, including Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe and Ralph Branca, in attendance, Duke Snider is honored by the Mets who hold his 'night' at the Polo Grounds, in a game that coincidentally marks the last time the Giants, now located in San Francisco, will ever play in their once long-time home. The 'Silver Fox', obtained by the expansion team in April and who recently asked to be traded to a contender, tells the crowd at the Harlem ball park, “I look up into the stands, and it looks like Ebbets Field. The Mets are wonderful, but you can’t take the Dodger out of Brooklyn”.

    1964 - Orioles southpaw Frank Bertaina records his first major league victory when tosses a one-hitter to beat the A's at Memorial Stadium, 1-0. The losing pitcher Bob Meyer, who yields the game's lone run on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, also gives up just one hit in his complete-game effort against Baltimore.

    1969 - The Mets sweep the Pirates in a twin bill when Jerry Koosman and Don Cardwell both go the distance in 1-0 victories. Both starters drive in the only run scored in each game.

    1974 - Mike Schmidt hits an eighth inning three-run bomb, his 36th home run and final one this season, off Jerry Reuss in Philadelphia's 6-4 comeback victory over the Pirates at Veterans Stadium. The 24-year old third baseman becomes the first Phillies player to lead the league in home runs since Chuck Klein hit 28 round-tripper in 1933.

    1976 - At age 53, Minnie Minoso becomes the oldest player to get a hit in a regular season game as he singles in three at-bats as the designated hitter for the White Sox. Angels' southpaw Sid Monge gives up the historic hit.

    1979 - In a 9-2 Red Sox victory over the Yankees, Carl Yastrzemski collects his 3000th hit. Yaz's' milestone marker is an eighth-inning single off Jim Beattie at Fenway Park.

    1984 - Striking out Marvell Wynne in the sixth inning, Dwight Gooden breaks the season strikeout record for a rookie. By whiffing 16 Pirates, Doc's total of 251 is six more than Herb Score's 1955 mark.

    1987 - Passing Boog Powell, Eddie Murray becomes the Orioles' all-time home run leader when he hits his 304th round-tripper for Baltimore in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Cal Ripken will move pass his buddy for first-place honors hitting his 334th four-bagger in 1996.

    1991 - Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over the Twins is his 312th career win. It also makes the Rangers' pitcher just the second pitcher with twenty 10-win seasons.

    1993 - Paul Molitor's home run against California puts him over the 100-RBI mark for the first time in his career. At thirty-seven, Molitor is the oldest to reach this plateau for the first time.

    1995 - During a WGN pre-game radio broadcast at Wrigley Field, Cubs announcer Harry Caray remarks to the team’s skipper Jim Riggleman, "Well, my eyes are slanty enough, how 'bout yours?", referring to Hideo Nomo, the Japanese rookie hurler scheduled to start for the Dodgers. The veteran announcer, known for not backing off for his on-the-air off-handed comments, does issue an apology calling the incident "unfortunate."

    1996 - Seattle's Alex Rodriguez set a Major League record for a shortstop with his 88th extra-base hit in an 8-5 win over Kansas City.

    1996 - Bernie Williams drove in eight runs with two home runs and a single to lead the New York Yankees to a 12-3 victory over Detroit.

    1998 - Cubs' slugger Sammy Sosa becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit 60 home runs in a season when he blasts a seventh-inning three-run shot off Milwaukee's Valerio de los Santos in a 15-12 victorious slugfest at Wrigley Field. The Chicago right-fielder joins Babe Ruth (1927 Yankees), Roger Maris (1961 Yankees), and Mark McGwire (1998 Cardinals) in reaching one of baseball's most cherished milestones.

    2000 - In a 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks, Dodger Dave Hansen breaks Johnny Frederick's 1932 major league record for pinch-hit home runs in a single season with his seventh pinch-hit round-tripper.

    2002 - A jury, and not a judge or umpires, will decide whether Alex Popov actually controlled Barry Bonds' record setting 73rd home run in his glove. Popov, who lost possession of the ball valued at approximately $1 million after being mobbed by fans, claims it should belongs to him and not Patrick Hayashi, who ended up with the historic souvenir.

    2005 - Making his season debut with just 20 games left in the regular schedule, Barry Bonds returns to the Giants line up with a bang lining a double in his first at-bat and barely missing hitting his 704th career homer. The 41-year old slugger had been placed on the disabled list at the start of the season due to an infection following knee surgery.

    2006 - The Braves are mathematically eliminated from the division race as the Mets beat the Marlins, 6-4. The New York victory ends Atlanta's streak of fourteen straight division titles, the longest run for any professional sport.

    2006 - At 39 years and 9 days old, Luis Gonzalez becomes the oldest player to hit 50 doubles in one season. The Diamondbacks outfielder, who also holds the club's record for two baggers, surpasses Hall of Famer Tris Speaker, who was 38 years, 107 days old when he last legged a hit to second.

    2008 - In the 2-1 victory over the Nationals, Jorge Cantu goes deep in the fourth inning making the Marlins the first team in big league history to have four infielders hit 25 home runs. The Florida third baseman joins first baseman Mike Jacobs (32), second baseman Dan Uggla (30), and shortstop Hanley Ramirez (29) in accounting for 116 of the Fish’s 188 big flies this season.

    2015 - Atlanta loses its 11th consecutive home game, dropping a 6-4 decision to the Mets at Turner Field. The defeat matches a franchise mark established in 1931 when the team played at Braves Field in Boston.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 12...

    1867 - Dolan, John
    1875 - Gochnauer, John
    1878 - Cristall, Bill
    1880 - Schmidt, Boss
    1884 - Groom, Bob
    1885 - Quinn, John
    1885 - Luderus, Fred
    1888 - McGaffigan, Patsy
    1891 - Peploski, Pepper
    1894 - Olsen, Ole
    1903 - Dondero, Len
    1907 - Bejma, Ollie

    1907 - Chandler, Spud
    1908 - McLeod, Jim
    1916 - Hamner, Ralph

    1916 - Keller, Charlie
    1917 - Christopher, Russ
    1918 - Libke, Al
    1920 - Seminick, Andy
    1924 - Church, Bubba
    1924 - Bradshaw, George
    1925 - Lopata, Stan
    1926 - Freese, George
    1928 - Matarazzo, Len
    1929 - Herrin, Tom
    1933 - Stenhouse, Dave
    1934 - Pearson, Albie
    1940 - Lolich, Mickey
    1940 - Barry, Rich
    1943 - Wicker, Floyd
    1947 - Montague, John
    1953 - Keatley, Greg
    1956 - Thurmond, Mark
    1957 - Ramirez, Mario
    1959 - Madison, Scotti
    1960 - Davis, Trench
    1963 - Hughes, Keith
    1963 - Roesler, Mike
    1967 - Listach, Pat
    1968 - Kida, Masao
    1969 - Hathaway, Hilly
    1970 - Navarro, Tito
    1975 - Castillo, Luis
    1975 - Johnson, Mark

    1980 - Burroughs, Sean
    1980 - Izturis, Maicer
    1980 - Richardson, Kevin
    1981 - Osoria, Franquelis
    1982 - Pignatiello, Carmen
    1983 - Richard, Clayton

    1986 - Garrison, Steve
    1986 - Weiland, Kyle
    1989 - Freeman, Freddie
    1991 - Urena, Jose
    1992 - Faulkner, Andrew
    1992 - Wisler, Matt
    1993 - Middleton, Keynan
    1994 - Danish, Tyler

    Baseball Deaths on September 12...

    1881 - Sullivan, Chub
    1905 - Taylor, Billy
    1918 - Beam, Ernie
    1926 - Richardson, Danny
    1931 - Dillon, Pop
    1935 - Bennett, Pug
    1935 - Beecher, Ed
    1945 - Zearfoss, Dave
    1945 - Pieh, Cy
    1949 - Smith, Sherry
    1951 - Winham, Lave
    1955 - Adkins, Dick
    1956 - Sloan, Tod
    1957 - Thompson, Homer
    1966 - Perryman, Parson
    1967 - Zeider, Rollie
    1968 - Rudolph, Don

    1968 - Conway, Charlie
    1969 - Schorr, Ed
    1973 - Boland, Bernie
    1975 - Johns, Augie
    1980 - Olsen, Ole
    1985 - Struss, Steamboat
    1986 - Shilling, Jim
    1990 - Romano, Jim
    1993 - Hamner, Granny
    1994 - Lane, Hunter
    2007 - Kretlow, Lou
    2015 - Monchak, Al





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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4401 on: September 13, 2017, 12:06:53 am »

    On September 13 in Baseball History...

    1883 - Cleveland's one-arm pitcher Hugh Daily no-hits Philadelphia, 1-0. The fireballing Irish right-hander lost his left hand as a result of a gun accident earlier in his life.

    1902 - Johnny Evers, acquired to replace second baseman Bobby Lowe, who broke his ankle, joins shortstop Joe Tinker and first baseman Johnny Evers on the Chicago infield marking the first time the three Cubs' infielders have played together. The legendary double play trio will be immortalized in Franklin Pierce Adams' baseball poem, "Baseball's Sad Lexicon," better known as "Tinker to Evers to Chance".

    1909 - Ty Cobb clinches the American League home run title with his ninth round-tripper. It is an inside-the-park drive against the Browns. In fact, all his nine home runs this season are inside the park, including two in one game on July 15. He is the only player in this century to lead in home runs without hitting one out of the park.

    1925 - In the first game of a twin bill, Robins' (Dodgers) starter Dazzy Vance no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 10-1. The Brooklyn hurler had one-hit the team from the City of Brotherly Love five days earlier.

    1927 - Babe Ruth hits two home runs to give him 52 for the year as the Yankees win a pair from Cleveland to clinch the American League pennant. It is Miller Huggins' fifth pennant, tying him with Connie Mack. The Yankees win the nightcap 5-3, as Waite Hoyt wins his 20th.

    1932 - With their 100th victory of the year, the Yankees clinch the American league pennant as George Pipqras beat the Indians at Cleveland Stadium, 9-3. Yankee Joe McCarthy, who captured a flag with the 1929 Cubs, becomes the first manager to win pennants in both the American and National League.

    1933 - White Sox veteran hurlers Sad Sam Jones (41) and Red Faber (44) are the starting pitchers in a doubleheader split with the A's at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. It will be another 53 seasons before another pair 40+ year-old teammates (Yankees Tommy John and Joe Niekro) start both ends of a twin bill.

    1934 - Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis sells the World Series broadcast rights to the Ford Motor Company for $100,000. Previously no fee had been charged.

    1936 - Indians' teenage pitching phenom Bob Feller sets a new American League record by striking out 17 batters when he two-hits the A's at Shibe Park, 5-2. After the season, the 17-year old will return to his Van Meter, Iowa home to graduate from high school.

    1938 - A special committee names Alexander Cartwright to Baseball's Hall of Fame for originating the sport's basic concepts. Henry Chadwick, inventor of the box score and the first baseball writer, is also honored.

    1945 - Only 281 patrons are in attendance at Crosley Field to watch the hometown Reds beat New York, 3-2. The Thursday crowd will be the smallest gathering of fans during the 58-year history of the Cincinnati ballpark.

    1946 - The Boston Red Sox clinch the American League pennant, edging the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Ted Williams' inside-the-park home run, the only one of his career. Williams punches the ball over the shift when left fielder Pat Seerey pulls in behind the shortstop position.

    1948 - While batting, 32-year old Indian pitcher Don Black suffers a cerebral hemorrhage and is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The hurler will survive, but his major league career is over.

    1949 - For the second time in his career, Ralph Kiner hits four consecutive homers. After homering in his last two at-bat in the previous game (September 11) he goes deep in his first two at bats in today's contest.

    1950 - Giants' pitcher Sal Maglie's consecutive scoreless inning streak ends at 45 when Pirates' outfielder Gus Bell hits a 257-foot pop fly which just clears the wall at the Polo Grounds.

    1951 - The Cards split a rare doubleheader with two different teams, defeating the Giants 6-4 in the first game in the afternoon and losing to the Braves in the nightcap. The Cards manage just one hit in losing to Warren Spahn 2-0. It is the first time a team in the National League has played two different teams in the same day since the early years of the century.

    1953 - Bob Trice becomes the first black player to appear for the A's. The former Homestead Grays hurler will pitch in only in three games for Philadelphia this season and 19 next year and a few more in 1956.

    1954 - In the Giants' 1-0 victory over the Redbirds, Willie Mays strokes a first-inning double and scores the game's lone run. The two-bagger is the 'Say Hey Kid's' 82nd extra-base hit of the season, breaking the team record established by Mel Ott.  Giants' starter Johnny Antonelli picks up his sixth shutout and 21st victory of the season in the contest played before a crowd of 6,448 at the Polo Grounds.

    1958 - Warren Spahn becomes the first lefty to win twenty or more games nine times, as the Braves beat St. Louis 8-2. Eddie Plank and Lefty Grove each won twenty games eight times.

    1960 - In the top of the fifth inning at Crosley Field, Danny Murphy hits a two-out, three-run home run in an 8-6 loss to the Reds. The 18-year old right-fielder becomes the youngest Cubs player ever to homer.

    1963 - Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches the Yankees 28th pennant. It's a 2-0 shutout in Minnesota.

    1964 - The Cardinals become only the second team in major league history this century to score at least one run in every inning as they rout Chicago, 15-2. A dropped pop-up in the top of the ninth secures St. Louis' place in history.

    1965 - At the Astrodome facing Don Nottebart, Giant outfielder Willie Mays becomes the fifth player in major league history to hit 500 career home runs. The 'Say Hey Kid' will hit a league-leading and career high 52 home runs en route to his second MVP season.

    1968 - Jerry Koosman ties the National League rookie record when he hurls his seventh shutout of the season, blanking Pittsburgh on just three singles. The left-hander's 2-0 victory, the Mets' 67th win of the season - a franchise high, equals the mark shared by Irving Young (Braves, 1905) and Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies, 1911).

    1969 - In a 6-4 defeat to the Reds, Bobby Bonds becomes the fourth player in major league history to steal at least 30 bases and hit at least thirty home runs in the same season. The other members of the 30/30 club include Ken Williams (1922-Browns), Willie Mays (1956 & 1957-Giants) and Hank Aaron (1963-Braves).

    1971 - After connecting for #499 in Game 1 of a doubleheader, Frank Robinson of the Orioles joins the 500 home run club in the nightcap with a ninth-inning three-run homer off Fred Scherman of the Tigers.

    1978 - At Tiger Stadium, the visiting Yankees defeat Detroit, 7-3, to take sole possession of first place for the first time this season. On July 19, the Bronx Bombers trailed the Red Sox by 14 games in the American East Division.

    1982 - In addition to throwing a complete-game shutout to beat St. Louis, 2-0, for his 20th victory of the season, Phillies' southpaw Steve Carlton also goes deep in the fifth inning of the Veterans Stadium contest. It's the fourth time 'Lefty' has blanked his opponents and homered in the same game, becoming the first pitcher to have accomplished the feat in three different decades.

    1983 - Mike Fitzgerald becomes the 48th major leaguer to hit a home run in his first big league at bat. The Mets rookie backstop's second-inning homer of Tony Ghelfi contributes to a 5-1 victory over Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium.

    1983 - Recording his 39th save, Royals’ closer Dan Quisenberry breaks John Hiller’s single-season record. The submariner gets the last two outs in a 4-3 victory over the Angels.

    1986 - In a 14-1 trouncing of the Twins at the Metrodome, the Rangers hit a team record seven home runs, including blasts from Darrell Porter (2), Ruben Sierra (2), Steve Buechele, Pete O'Brien, and Pete Incaviglia. Minnesota's starter Bert Blyleven is tagged for five of the round-trippers, which raises his gopher ball total to 44 this season, establishing a new American League record.

    1989 - Fay Vincent is elected baseball's eighth commissioner, succeeding the late Bart Giamatti, whom he served as deputy commissioner.

    1991 - A 55-ton block collapses in Montreal's Olympic Stadium. The Expos, already in last place, will have to play the rest of their home games on the road.

    1995 - Appearing in the same game for the 1,915th time, Tiger second baseman Lou Whitaker and shortstop Alan Trammell set an American League record for joint appearances. The Detroit middle infielders surpass the mark established in 1990 by Royals' teammates George Brett and F. White.

    1996 - By hitting his 30th home run Dante Bichette joins his teammate Ellis Burks as a member of the 30/30 club. The Rockies join the 1987 New York Mets as the only teams in history to have two 30-30 players (Howard Johnson and Darryl Strawberry) during the same season.

    1996 - Alex Rodriguez became the first player in Mariners history to collect 200 hits in a season. The 20 year-old Seattle shortstop, who gets an RBI single off Minnesota's Travis Miller in the first inning to reach the milestone, will finish the season with 215 hits and a Major League leading .358 batting average.

    1998 - Sammy Sosa becomes the second player of the week to break the home run record of Roger Maris. Sosa, who had watched Mark McGwire tie and set the mark against the Cubs on September September 8, launches two home runs against the Brewers at Wrigley Field. The second one breaks the record, sets off a mad dash of fans chasing the ball on the street outside the ballpark, and sets up a game-tying rally against the Brewers in the ninth inning. Mark Grace later wins the game for the Cubs 11-10 with a home run.

    2001 - Due the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Major League Baseball postpones all games through September 17. The 91 missed games, the most regular-season contests not played since World War I forced the cancellation of the final month of the 1918 season, have been re-scheduled for the week after the regular season ends meaning the World Series is likely to extend into November for the first time in history.

    2002 - Oriole infielder Mike Bordick establishes a new American League record playing his 96th consecutive errorless game at shortstop. The mark was held by former teammate Cal Ripken.

    2002 - The U.S. Senate passes a resolution honoring Tiger broadcaster Ernie Harwell who is retiring at end of the season. The 84-year-old has been a major league baseball announcer for 55 years.

    2003 - After signing a one-day contract, Ken Daneyko grounds out to short in his professional baseball debut with the Newark Bears. The former New Jersey Devils defenseman, who was honored by the team before the game, plays DH against the Pennsylvania Road Warriors in a game started in a driving rainstorm and called immediately after his at bat.

    2004 - At Oakland’s Network Associates Coliseum, a female fan suffers a broken nose, facial lacerations and a possible concussion as she is hit with a plastic chair thrown by Ranger reliever Frank Francisco. The altercation between fans and the several Rangers players, which takes place in the field box seats between the Texas dugout and bullpen, occurs with two outs in the ninth inning after Texas' Alfonso Soriano’s second homer of the game ties the game 5-5.

    2005 - During the six-run second inning uprising by San Diego, each Dodger outfielder commits an error. The fielding of Ricky Ledee (lf), Jose Cruz Jr. (rf) and Jayson Werth (cf) contributes to the 6-4 loss to the first place Padres.

    2006 - With a single in the first inning, a double in the second, and triple in the fourth, Gary Matthews blasts a homer in the sixth to complete the cycle in order in his first four at bats. The Texas center fielder, son of a former major leaguer, is only the third Ranger player to hit for the cycle with Oddibe McDowell (1985) and Mark Teixeira (2004) being the others.

    2006 - In the Padres' 10-0 rout of Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park, Mike Piazza hits his last home run as a catcher to extend his record to 396, the most ever hit by a major league backstop. The 37-year old receiver surpassed Carlton Fisk in 2004 to establish the major league mark with his 352nd round-tripper while playing behind the plate for the Mets.

    2007 - After 13 years on the job, Terry Ryan announces his resignation as Twins general manager will be effective at the end of the month. The 53-year-old, who will serve as the team's senior advisor to the GM, saw his team win the AL Central last season for the fourth time since 2001.

    2008 - Striking out Raul Ibanez on a 3-2 changeup in the Angels' 5-2 victory over the Mariners, closer Francisco Rodriguez earns his 58th save to break the single-season record. K-Rod surpasses the mark established by Bobby Thigpen playing with the White Sox in 1990.

    2008 - The Marlins become only the second major league team to have three infielders hit 30 home runs in the same season when Hanley Ramirez goes deep in Florida's 4-2 victory over the Nationals at Dolphin Stadium. The Florida shortstop joins teammates first baseman Mike Jacobs and second baseman Dan Uggla to match feat accomplished in 2001 by A's infielders, Jason Giambi, Eric Chavez, and Miguel Tejada.

    2009    Ichiro Suzuki becomes the first player in major league history to collect 200 hits in nine consecutive seasons when he beats out an infield single in the Mariners' 5-0 nightcap victory over Texas at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The right-fielder had been tied with Wee Willie Keeler who had eight straight years with 200 or more hits playing for the National League franchises in Baltimore and Brooklyn from 1894-1901.

    2011 - After getting the first two outs on strikeouts, Mariano Rivera records his 600th career save when catcher Russell Martin throws out Ichiro Suzuki trying to steal second base for the final out of the game. The 41-year old Yankee closer is one save shy of tying Trevor Hoffman's major league career record.

    2013 - In a much anticipated start, Atlanta rookie David Hale sets a franchise record with nine strikeouts in his major league debut, but does not collect the victory when San Diego stages a late rally off the bullpen to overcome a three-run deficit to beat the Braves at Turner Field, 4-3. The 25 year-old right-hander from Marietta, GA surpasses the previous mark of eight shared by Bob Dresser (1902) and Kenshin Kawakami (2009).

    2013 - Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, with two out in the ninth inning, emerge from the dugout to take out legendary closer Mariano Rivera, giving the sold-out crowd at Yankee Stadium one last chance to cheer their beloved reliever. The unexpected visit to the mound, the brainchild of manager Joe Girardi, who asked permission from the umpires to implement the unorthodox move, triggers an emotional encounter between the remaining Core Four teammates that renders Mo speechless as he weeps from the adulation of his friends and fans.

    2014 - A walk off two-run homer in the bottom fo the ninth by Dayán Viciedo off of Glen Perkins gives the White Sox a 7-6 victory and seals a doubleheader sweep by the White Sox over the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field.   In game one, Alexei Ramirez's two-run homer along with two doubles by José Abreu and José Quintana's 7 solid innings on the mound led the White Sox to a 5-1 win.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 13...

    1864 - Schellhase, Al
    1887 - Redmond, Harry
    1889 - Chambers, Bill
    1890 - Marbet, Walt
    1893 - Ruether, Dutch
    1893 - Kelleher, John
    1894 - O'Brien, Dink
    1894 - Crane, Sam
    1896 - Stokes, Art
    1896 - Collins, Pat
    1896 - Wilson, Roy

    1897 - Rommel, Eddie
    1898 - Fullerton, Curt
    1903 - Warstler, Rabbit
    1906 - Levey, Jim
    1906 - Lee, Thornton

    1907 - Campbell, John
    1908 - Nitcholas, Otho
    1915 - Aderholt, Morrie
    1916 - Zimmerman, Roy
    1931 - Susce, George
    1934 - Hughes, Tom
    1938 - Heffner, Bob
    1939 - Parsons, Tom
    1945 - Wise, Rick
    1947 - Adamson, Mike
    1949 - Obradovich, Jim
    1949 - Dempsey, Rick
    1951 - McMillan, Tom
    1954 - Smith, Billy
    1954 - Harris, John
    1955 - Fischlin, Mike
    1963 - McCray, Rodney
    1964 - Hibbard, Greg

    1965 - Curry, Steve
    1967 - Correia, Rod
    1968 - Bennett, Erik
    1968 - Williams, Bernie
    1968 - Neagle, Denny
    1969 - Davis, Russ
    1971 - Brede, Brent
    1971 - Rios, Armando

    1972 - Perry, Chan
    1972 - Cruz, Nelson

    1976 - Miller, Wade
    1977 - Roberts, Grant
    1980 - James, Justin
    1980 - Matsuzaka, Daisuke
    1982 - Weeks, Rickie
    1984 - English, Jesse
    1985 - French, Luke
    1985 - Sanchez, Salvador
    1988 - Wilkins, Andy

    1990 - Hathaway, Steve
    1991 - Lee, Zach

    Baseball Deaths on September 13...

    1917 - Derby, Gene
    1933 - Harrington, Joe
    1945 - Blanton, Cy
    1946 - Gagnier, Ed
    1947 - Lennon, Ed
    1949 - Jordan, Tim
    1952 - Clauss, Al
    1953 - Callahan, Wesley
    1954 - Grimes, Roy
    1960 - Mattis, Ralph
    1966 - Comstock, Ralph
    1967 - Stanley, Joe
    1967 - LaPointe, Ralph
    1970 - Riley, Lee
    1973 - McCarthy, Johnny
    1973 - Barton, Vince
    1979 - Ward, Hap
    1980 - Pechous, Charlie
    1999 - Lohrman, Bill
    2001 - Comellas, Jorge
    2003 - Welaj, Johnny
    2009 - Frey, Lonny
    2012 - Pierce, Jack
    2013 - Osinski, Dan

    2014 - Torre, Frank





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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4402 on: September 14, 2017, 12:09:33 am »

    On September 14 in Baseball History...

    1872 - An unusual play highlights the Athletics-Boston match in Philadelphia. With the Athletics leading 4-1 in the seventh inning, and runners on first and second, Fergy Malone pops up to shortstop George Wright. Wright catches the ball in his hat and then throws the ball to third base, after which it is thrown to second base. Wright claims a double play has been completed, as a batter cannot be retired with a "hat catch," and thus runners Cap Anson and Bob Reach are forced out. The umpire finally gives Malone another at bat, declaring nobody out. The Athletics win 6-4.

    1878 - The Cincinnati Red Stockings and Indianapolis Blues play an exhibition game in which they experiment with calling every pitch a ball or a strike and allowing only six balls for a walk. The rules up to this time provide for the umpire to call a "warning pitch" on the first wide delivery. The reaction is favorable.

    1890 - When the Buffalo Players League club captain Jay Faatz disagrees with management, Connie Mack become captain of the team. This unofficially marks the start of Mack's managing career that spans more than half a century.

    1903 - Red Ames' debut with the New York Giants was a five-inning, 5-0, no-hit victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The game was called in mid-afternoon because of unusual darkness.

    1905 - Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers engage in a fistfight on the field during an exhibition game in Washington, Indiana, because Evers took a taxi to the park, leaving his teammates in the hotel lobby. The pair will not speak to each other again for thirty-three years.

    1913 - Cubs hurler Larry Cheney hurls a 14-hit shutout against the Giants, defeating them 7-0 while setting a Major League record for most hits allowed in a whitewashing. Milt Gaston of Washington will duplicate the feat on July 10, 1928.

    1914 - After being ejected for swearing, Johnny Evers claims he was talking to the ball and not to umpire Mal Eason, but the Braves' shortstop is still suspended for three days.

    1923 - Red Sox first baseman George Burns completes an unassisted triple play against the Indians as he gathers in Frank Brower's line drive, tags Rube Lutzke coming from first, and beats Riggs Stephenson back to second.

    1924 - Walter Johnson is elected American League Most Valuable Player with fifty-five points. White Sox second baseman Eddie Collins is second in the voting. He was runner-up to Babe Ruth in 1923.

    1941 - With his 6-5 victory over New York at Sportsman's Park, Cardinals right-hander Howie Krist finishes the season, 10-0. Spud's perfect season establishes a National League record for the most wins in a season by a pitcher without a defeat.

    1942 - The Yankees win their 13th American League pennant when they beat Cleveland at League Park, 8-3. The Bronx Bombers will finish the season 103-51, nine games ahead of Boston, but will lose the World Series to the Cardinals in five games.

    1951 - In a 9-6 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, rookie Bob Nieman hits consecutive dingers off Mickey McDermott becoming the first player to hit home runs in his first two career at bats in the majors. In his third trip to the plate, the St. Louis Browns' freshman beats out a bunt for a base hit.

    1951 - Preacher Roe wins his 20th game of the season when the Dodgers beat the Pirates at Forbes Field‚ 3-1. The 36-year old southpaw will finish the season with a 22-3 record.

    1955 - In a 3-2 victory over the Senators, Indians fireballer Herb Score establishes a new rookie record for strikeouts in a season surpassing Grover Cleveland Alexander's mark of 227 strikeouts set in 1911. The American League Rookie of the Year will finish the campaign with 245 punch outs, a total which will not be topped until 1984 when Mets right-hander Dwight Gooden strikes out 251 batters.

    1958 - The Yankees win their 24th pennant, and ninth under Casey Stengel. This ties Casey for first with Connie Mack for the most American League pennants won.

    1968 - Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland A's 5-4 to become the first pitcher since Dizzy Dean in 1934 to win thirty games.

    1969 - With more than two weeks left in the season, the Orioles clinch the first-ever American League East title when they beat Cleveland at Memorial Stadium, 7-3. The heavily-favored Birds will sweep Minnesota, the AL West Champs, to capture a pennant, but will lose the World Series in five games to New York.

    1974 - The Nettles for the second time in their careers both hit home runs in the same game when Graig goes yard in the first frame with Tiger southpaw Mickey Lolich on the mound, and his brother Jim takes Yankee right-hander Pat Dobson deep in the second inning of New York's 10-7 victory in Detroit. In 1972, the siblings also hit round-trippers as opponents in the same contest, but playing with different teams.

    1975 - Mel Ott's forty-seven year old record is broken when Brewers shortstop Robin Yount plays his 242nd major league game as a teenager. The youthful infielder was 18 years, 2 months and six days old when made his debut with Milwaukee in 1973.

    1976 - At Memorial Stadium, Dennis Martínez makes his major league debut pitching 5.2 innings of shutout baseball in relief to get the win in the Orioles' 9-7 victory over the Tigers. The Granada native, who will win 245 games, is the first person from Nicaragua to appear in a major league game.

    1978 - Notching his last major league victory (62-63), Jim Bouton wins a major league game for first time since 1970. The 39-year old 'Bulldog' limits San Francisco to three hits in six innings of work in the Braves' 4-0 victory.

    1986 - Bob Brenly of San Francisco tied a Major League record with four errors in one inning, but atoned with two homers, including the game-winner, to give the Giants a 7-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Brenly, normally a catcher, was playing third base.

    1986 - At Royals Stadium, Kansas City rookie outfielder Bo Jackson hits his first major league home run. The 475-foot blast hit by the NFL running back is the longest homer ever hit in the ballpark.

    1987 - Ernie Whitt hit three of Toronto's Major League record 10 home runs as the Blue Jays rolled to an 18-3 victory over the Orioles. Baltimore shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. had his consecutive-inning streak stopped at 8,243 when he was replaced at shortstop by Ron Washington in the eighth inning.
    1988 - In his first start against his former club, Mike Boddicker beats the Orioles, 4-1, with Red Sox outfielder Mike Greenwell hitting for the cycle. Last month, Baltimore traded the popular right-hander, who had spent nine years with the club, to Boston in return for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling.

    1989 - Jeff Reardon saves Minnesota's 2-0 win over Toronto to become the first pitcher ever to record at least 30 saves in five consecutive seasons.

    1990 - Ken Griffey and his son hit back-to-back homers in the first inning of the Seattle Mariners' 7-5 loss to the California Angels. The unprecedented father-and-son homers came off Kirk McCaskill.

    1991 - Baltimore's Juan Bell's tenth inning at-bat against Eric Bell is not a ringing success when he flies out to Albert Belle in left field. The Orioles drop the Memorial Stadium contest to the clangorous Cleveland club in 11 innings, 6-5.

    1993 - Mike Piazza sets the major league record for home runs by a rookie catcher when he hits his 29th round-tripper, a first-inning two-run shot off San Diego's Doug Brocail over the center field fence at Jack Murphy Stadium. The National League's eventual Rookie of the Year, who will finish the season with 35, breaks the mark set by Matt Nokes, who was a freshman backstop for the Tigers in 1987.

    1994 - The baseball season, already shut down by a month-long strike, was canceled along with the World Series in a vote by 26-of-28 teams.

    1996 - Todd Hundley passes Roy Campanella as the all-time leader for homers by a catcher. His homer helps the Mets come back from a five-run deficit and eventually beat the Braves, 6-5.

    1996 - Mark McGwire hits his 50th home run off Cleveland hurler Chad Ogea becoming the 13th player in major league history to reach that plateau. The A's first baseman gives the milestone ball to his eight-year-old son, Matthew.

    1998 - The Atlanta Braves clinched their seventh straight division crown, winning the National League East with a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Among the major pro sports leagues - baseball, NFL, NBA and NHL - only seven franchises have finished first during the regular season at least seven times in a row.

    1998 - At Kauffman Stadium, the Royals become the fifth team in baseball history to score in every inning. The eight innings of consistency lead to a 16-6 win over the A's.

    1999 - With a 12-2 pounding of the Phillies at the Astrodome, Houston establishes a club record with a twelve-game winning streak. The Astros' victory also extends Philadelphia's losing streak to 11 consecutive losses.

    2002 - Barry Bonds ties Hank Aaron for the most 100-RBI seasons by a National League player as he drives in his 100th run of the season for the 11th time in his career. The major league record is 13 shared by Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth.

    2002 - Chin-Feng Chen becomes the first Taiwan-born player to appear in the major leagues as he walks and scores as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers against the Rockies. The 24-year-old first baseman-outfielder played for the 1990 Taiwan team which won the Little League World Series.

    2002 - Playing the 148th game on the schedule, the Devil Rays suffer their 100th defeat losing to the Blue Jays at the SkyDome, 8-4. Tampa Bay (48-100) becomes the first team to lose 100 games in consecutive seasons since Toronto accomplished the dubious mark for three straight years starting 1979.

    2003 - Homering in his final at-bat, Vladimir Guerrero hits for 'Le Carrousel' at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. Facing Mets' southpaw Tom Glavine, the Expos' right fielder doubled (2nd), singled (3rd) and hit a triple (5th) and completed the sixth cycle in team history going deep off Dan Wheeler (7th).

    2003 - At Comerica Park, Detroit set a franchise record for losses as they drop their 110th loss to the Royals, 7-2. The 1996 Tiger squad finished the season with a 53-109 record.

    2005 - Braves’ center fielder Andruw Jones hits his 50th home run in the eighth inning of a 12-4 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Curacao native is the first major leaguer to reach the plateau since Alex Rodriguez hit 57 homers playing shortstop for the Rangers in 2002.

    2005 - As a tribute to his mother, Roger Clemens pitches on the day his mom Bess passes away. The 'Rocket' gets the win as the Astros beat the Marlins, 10-2, the score his Mom predicted when she told him she wanted him to start that night.

    2005 - On his way to home plate to score ahead of Tony Graffanino, who homered over the left-field wall, Gabe Kapler ruptures his Achilles tendon while rounding second base, and he cannot continue around the bases. After a delay of five-minutes, the Red Sox outfielder is carried off the field and is replaced in the base paths by pinch runner Alejandro Machad to finish the trip around the diamond in Boston's 5-3 win over Toronto at the Skydome.

    2007 - Ten-year-old Bosox fan Griffin Whitman is disappointed when Yankees outfielder Shelley Duncan, when asked for an autograph, writes in the boy's spiral-bound notebook, "RED SOX SUCK!" before signing his name. The 27-year-old flychaser, whose dad is the respected pitching coach of the Cardinals, is surprised by the negative reaction of the family.

    2008 - Carlos Zambrano becomes the first Cubs pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Milt Pappas accomplished the feat against the Padres in 1972. The Chicago right-hander’s 5-0 hitless gem comes at the expense of the the displaced Astros, who are playing a relocated ‘home game’ in Milwaukee’s Miller Park as a result of Hurricane Ike.

    2008 - With his 8th inning thievery in a 7-4 loss to the Braves at Shea Stadium, Mets' shortstop Jose Reyes becomes the first player to have four straight seasons of 50 or more stolen bases playing for a New York area team, which also includes Yankees, Dodgers, and Giants. The accomplishment extends the infielder's own record as he is also the only Gotham major leaguer to achieve the feat for three consecutive years.

    2011 - With their 3-2 loss to St. Louis, the Pirates extend their record streak of consecutive losing seasons to 19 straight years, the longest in American professional sports history. The Bucs, who led the NL Central by a half-game on July 20, have lost 38 of 54 contests since then, leaving the team with a 67-82 won-loss record.

    2011 - Braves' fireballer Brandon Beachy establishes the modern franchise record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie pitcher when he whiffs out eight batters in 4.1 innings, bringing his to total to 160. Irv Young struck out 156 in 1905 when the team played in Boston and were known as the Beaneaters.

    2011 - After missing 50 contests for a PED infraction in April 2008 while playing for the Giants, Eliezer Alfonzo becomes the first player to be suspended twice under the MLB drug program. The Colorado catcher will appeal the 100-game suspension, having the ban overturned for procedural reasons when his urine sample is not handled in the manner outlined in baseball's agreement with the players.

    2014 - With Cub runners on first and second in the fourth inning of the team's 7-3 victory over Chicago, the Pirates turn an 5-4-3 around-the-horn triple play when third baseman Josh Harrison fields Matt Szczur’s hard grounder, stepping on the bag to force Chris Valaika before firing the ball to second to Neil Walker to retire Mike Ott. The second baseman's relay to first sacker Andrew Lambo completes the first triple killing in the 14-year history of PNC Park.

    2014 - Jonathan Papelbon is ejected for grabbing his crotch, responding to the boos from the Citizens Bank Park crowd after he gives up four runs in the ninth inning of Phillies' 5-4 loss to Miami. The Philadelphia closer, who will apologize while insisting he wasn't making a vulgar motion toward fans, will be suspended for seven games and fined by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and for bumping Joe West, the ump who will also receive a one-day suspension for pulling on the reliever's jersey after he threw the player out of the game.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 14...

    1853 - Booth, Amos
    1853 - Goodman, Jake
    1856 - Luff, Henry
    1865 - Leitner, Doc
    1869 - Nichols, Kid
    1879 - Dunleavy, Jack
    1882 - Madden, Bunny
    1882 - Cooney, Phil
    1884 - O'Connor, Andy
    1884 - Hogan, Willie
    1888 - Allen, Nick
    1888 - Richter, Reggie
    1908 - Bottarini, John
    1912 - Wilson, Icehouse
    1917 - Douglas, John
    1924 - Coleman, Jerry
    1927 - Hillman, Dave
    1927 - Fanning, Jim
    1931 - Williams, Don
    1933 - Green, Fred
    1934 - Perry, Bob
    1936 - Williams, Stan

    1938 - Carpin, Frank
    1945 - Brown, Curtis
    1947 - Parker, Harry
    1957 - Wallach, Tim
    1957 - Gleaton, Jerry Don

    1965 - Neel, Troy
    1966 - Dr@per, Mike
    1969 - Durant, Mike
    1972 - Bell, David
    1973 - Winkelsas, Joe
    1974 - Bradford, Chad

    1975 - Lombard, George
    1981 - Clark, Cody
    1983 - Hester, John
    1984 - Mosebach, Robert
    1984 - Outman, Josh
    1985 - Hicks, Brandon
    1985 - Young, Delmon
    1990 - Anderson, Cody
    1990 - Law, Derek
    1991 - Polanco, Gregory

    Baseball Deaths on September 14...

    1900 - Knouff, Ed
    1907 - Wentz, Jack
    1908 - Van Zandt, Ike
    1914 - McDonald, Jim
    1930 - McCauley, Jim
    1932 - Jackson, Henry
    1940 - Knox, Andy
    1943 - Murray, Bill
    1949 - Martin, Billy
    1950 - Ging, Billy
    1951 - Roettger, Wally
    1959 - Upham, Bill
    1967 - Bond, Walt
    1968 - Lobert, Hans
    1969 - Tavener, Jackie
    1970 - Lanford, Sam
    1970 - Long, Jimmie

    1971 - Holden, Bill
    1973 - Thurston, Sloppy

    1973 - Monteagudo, Rene
    1977 - Bell, Beau
    1984 - Barnhart, Edgar
    1984 - Pofahl, Jimmy
    1993 - Atwood, Bill
    2000 - Myatt, George
    2002 - Shokes, Eddie
    2002 - McKee, Jim
    2016 - Adams, Dick



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    On September 15 in Baseball History...

    1884 - Meriden, ahead 5-3 in the top of the ninth inning, wins the Connecticut State League contest when Hartford forfeits because the team refuses to use a ball, needed to replaces the one that was hit foul into a marsh behind home plate, citing the sphere did not come from a box sealed by the league secretary. The suddenly shortened game also featured the only home run hit that season at the Meriden ballpark, a round-tripper stroked by its captain, future Hall of Fame manager Connie Mack.

    1902 - The trio of Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance completes their first twin killing in a 6-3 win over Cincinnati at Chicago's West Side Grounds. The Cubs' legendary douple-play combination will be immortalized by the 1910 baseball poem by Franklin Pierce Adams, Baseball's Sad Lexicon.

    1904 - Giants rookie Hooks Wiltse wins his 12th straight game, setting a Major League mark for consecutive games won at the start of a career. It will be tied by relief hurler Butch Metzger in 1976.

    1912 - Joe Wood of the Boston Red Sox pitched his 16th consecutive victory to tie Walter Johnson's record as he beat the St. Louis Browns 2-1.

    1922 - Catcher Butch Henline is the first National League player to hit three homers in a game since 1897, as the Phils beat the Cards 10-9. Henline's third home run tied the game in the ninth inning and Cliff Lee then hit the game-winning home run.

    1928 - The Braves play their ninth consecutive doubleheader. The streak, which began on September 4th, sees the team lose five in a row, including four to the Giants.

    1929 - Between games of a twin bill, Cincinnati entertains fans by sponsoring a base-circling contest with the winning player receiving $75 in prize money. Evar Swanson breaks Hans Lobart’s record of 13.8 seconds set earlier in the year as he completes the 360 foot dash in 13.3 seconds, according to official AAU timers who officiated the race.

    1931 - The Philadelphia Athletics clinch the pennant, beating Cleveland at home. Eddie Rommel, veteran knuckleball pitcher for the A's, is the winning hurler, as Connie Mack wins his third successive pennant. It is Mack's ninth, and last, American League championship.

    1938 - For the fifth time in a major league game, brothers homer in the same contest when Pirates teammates Lloyd and Paul Waner both go deep in the fifth inning of the Bucs' 7-2 victory over New York at the Polo Grounds. Although 'Big and Little Poison' have completed the deed twice before, they are the first siblings in history to hit the home runs in consecutive at-bats, a feat which will not be duplicated again until the Upton Brothers go back-to-back for the Braves in 2013.

    1946 - The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 in five innings in game two of a doubleheader when the game was called because a giant swarm of gnats engulfs Ebbets Field. The insects became such a problem for the players, umpires and fans that the game had to be stopped.

    1950 - At Ebbets Field, Cardinal starter, Cloyd Boyer, hurts his arm while warming up and is replaced by Red Munger. The reliever goes the distance beating the Dodgers, 6-2, getting credit for a complete game, but not for a game started.

    1950 - Johnny Mize hits three home runs in one game for the sixth time in his career‚ establishing a major league record. The first baseman's offensive output, which makes him the second player to accomplish a three-homer game in both leagues along with Babe Ruth, isn't enough when the Yankees lose at Detroit, 9-7.

    1952 - The Braves play their last game in Boston's Braves Field before moving to Milwaukee, losing to Brooklyn's Joe Black 8-2. The crowd of 8,822 is the second largest of the season at the ballpark.

    1958 - Snuffy Stirnweiss is killed when the New Jersey commuter train in which he is a passenger plunges off the CRRNJ Newark Bay Bridge between Elizabethport and Bayonne. The 39-year old former all-star infielder, who played with the Yankees, Browns and Indians, led the American League in hitting with a .309 average playing for New York in 1945.

    1960 - Giants' superstar Willie Mays ties a major league mark by hitting three triples in an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia. The third three-bagger of the game in the eleventh inning for the ‘Say Hey Kid’, who collects 5 hits in 6 at-bats, leads to the eventual go-ahead run in the Connie Mack Stadium contest.

    1963 - Inspired by their fans, the Mets hold the first of many Banner Days. The Polo Grounds event gives the 'New Breed' an opportunity to display their creative ideas with signs, including some with a negative tone, with an on the field parade between games of a doubleheader against the Colt .45s.

    1963 - All three Alou brothers - Felipe, Matty and Jesus - played in the outfield at the same time for the San Francisco Giants in a 13-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    1964 - At Wrigley Field, Larry Jackson fires a six-hitter beating the Reds, 6-1, to become the season’s first 20-game winner. The 33-year old right-handed workhorse will finish the campaign with a 24-11 record for the eighth-place Cubs.

    1967 - At the spacious Astrodome, Jimmy Wynn becomes the first Astro to hit three homers in one game. The 'Toy Cannon's' performance isn't enough as the Braves beat Houston, 9-8.

    1969 - Cardinal hurler Steve Carlton fans nineteen batters, including three in the final frame, to establish a new major league mark for strikeouts for a nine-inning game. Lefty's performance is spoiled when Ron Swoboda's pair of two-run homers proves to be the difference in the Redbirds' 4-3 loss to the Mets at Busch Stadium.

    1971 - Making his debut in relief in the ninth inning against the Braves, Astros' rookie Larry Yount injures his right shoulder on his very first warm up pitch, and the 21-year-old right-hander will never get another chance to pitch in the bigs. Robin's older brother's total major league experience will consist of just one-warm up pitch.

    1971 - The Oakland A's win the American League West Division with their 3-2 victory over Chicago and the Royals' 6-2 loss to California. The franchise hadn't won a title since 1931 when Connie Mack managed the team in Philadelphia.

    1974 - On a bright, sunny day at Fenway Park, Rico Petrocelli is struck behind the left ear, below the helmet, when he loses Jim Slaton's pitch due to the blinding glare off the outfield bleachers. The beaning, which causes inner ear damage, results in the third baseman missing the rest of the season and will hasten his early retirement prior to the start of the 1977 season at the age of 33.

    1974 - Gaylord Perry goes the distance for his 20th victory when he beats Baltimore and Ross Grimsley at Memorial Stadium‚ 1-0. The right-hander, who will finish the season with a 21-13 record, will be the last Indian pitcher in the twentieth century to win twenty games.

    1975 - Mike Vail ties the National League rookie record as the outfielder hits in his twenty-third consecutive game. The Mets' late season call up’s streak matches the 1948 freshman performances of Richie Ashburn (1948, Phillies) and Alvin Dark (1948, Braves).

    1977 - The Orioles forfeit to the Blue Jays when manager Earl Weaver pulls his team off the field in the fifth inning citing a hazardous condition, a small tarpaulin held down by bricks on the bullpen mound.

    1977 - The Royals set a club record of 16 straight victories when they defeat the A's in ten innings in the nightcap of a doubleheader, 5-4.

    1978 - In front of 47,188 fans at Dodger Stadium, Don Sutton throws a six-hitter to beat Atlanta, 5-0. With tonight's attendance, Los Angeles becomes the first team in major league history to draw three million fans at home.

    1979 - Bob Watson of the Red Sox became the first to hit for the cycle in both leagues as he led Boston to a 10-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. He hit for the cycle with the Houston Astros against San Francisco on June 24, 1977.

    1990 - Bobby Thigpen pitched one inning and became the first relief pitcher with 50 saves in a season as the Chicago White Sox beat the Red Sox 7-4.

    1995 - Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith sets a Major League record with his 1,554th double play in a 7-6 loss to the Dodgers.

    1996 - The Baltimore Orioles set baseball's season home run record with five against Detroit, including Mark Parent's record-breaking shot in the third inning and Brady Anderson's tenth leadoff homer of the year. The homers gave the Orioles 243, three more than the 1961 New York Yankees.

    1996 - Thanks to Andres Galarraga's three-run homer the Rockies establish a big league record for runs scored at home. Colorado, which will amass 658 tallies at Coors Field, scores its 626th, 627th and 628th runs of the season when the 'Big Cat' goes deep to surpass the 1950 Red Sox who crossed the plate 625 times.

    1996 - Frank Thomas slams his 215th career home run in a White Sox uniform to surpass Carlton Fisk as the franchise all-time leader. The Big Hurt's historic homer is the first of three round trippers he hits in a 9-8 loss to the Red Sox at Boston's Fenway Park.

    1996 - The Rangers retire their first number in franchise history when they honor Nolan Ryan. The future owner of the team, who wore uniform jersey #34, pitched two no-hitters and won his 300th career game during his five years on the mound for Texas.

    1997 - Baltimore outfielder Eric Davis played five innings in the opening game of a day-night doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians, his first game since colon cancer surgery in June.

    1997 - Ken Griffey, Jr. hit his 51st and 52nd homers in Seattle's win over Toronto to become the sixth Major Leaguer to hit 100 or more home runs over two consecutive seasons. Jr. hit 49 homers last season.

    1997 - - The newly renovated Anaheim Stadium will now be known as Edison International Field. The 30-year old Angels’ ballpark will once again be a baseball-only facility.

    1998 - In a 12-7 win over the Twins, Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. becomes the fourth-youngest (28 years and 10 months) player to reach 1,000 RBIs. Junior got to the 1,000 mark younger than anyone except Mel Ott (27 years, three months), Jimmie Foxx (27 years, eight months) and Lou Gehrig (28 years, 9 1/2 months).

    1998 - Ending a six-game drought without a homer, Mark McGwire, pinch-hitting in the ninth inning, hits his 63rd homer. The solo shot off Jason Christiansen in the Cardinals' 8-6 loss to the Pirates allows 'Big Mac' to regain the home-run lead over Sammy Sosa.

    1998 - Working the ninth for his 40th save in the Rangers' 6-5 win over the Orioles, John Wetteland joins three other pitchers in major league history to have three or more 40-save seasons. Dennis Eckersley, Jeff Reardon and Lee Smith have also accomplished the same feat.

    1998 - Rolando Arrojo (14-12) sets a record for wins by an expansion pitcher when the Devil Rays defeat the Angels, 8-1.

    1999 - The owners unanimously approved a resolution to redraft the Major League Agreement allowing the American League and National League to merge in all aspects except on the field, where the leagues and divisions will remain the same.

    2000 - A's first baseman Jason Giambi sets a team record by hitting his fourth grand slam of the season as Oakland drubs the Devil Rays, 17-3. The base-loaded shot also ties a major league record for the most grand slams by a team in a single season, 12.

    2000 - Passing both Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron, Mariner Rickey Henderson scores two runs to take over second place on the career list for runs scored. Henderson with a total of 2,175 will need to tally 71 runs to pass all time leader, Ty Cobb (2,245).

    2000 - In a 5-4 victory over the Giants, Padres' closer Trevor Hoffman becomes the third player in baseball history to have four 40-save seasons.

    2002 - Defeating the Indians after a 67-minute rain delay, 5-0, the Twins clinch the American League Central Division flag. Minnesota, which will be making its first playoff appearance since 1991, was almost eliminated during the off season due to contraction.

    2003 - With his 2,063rd career base on balls, Barry Bonds passes Babe Ruth on the all-time walks list. The Giant left fielder now trails only Rickey Henderson, who has 2,190 free passes.

    2003 - Rafael Palmeiro joins Jimmie Foxx as the only players to hit 35 homers and drive in 100 runs in nine consecutive seasons. The Hall of Famer Foxx accomplished the feat playing for the A's and Red Sox from 1932 to 1940.

    2003 - Thousands of Hanshin Tigers fans jump off the Ebisubashi Bridge into the Dotonbori River in celebration as their hometown heros clinch the Central League title for first time in 18 years. It has become a local ritual to jump into the murky river when the team wins.

    2004 - With the bases loaded in the fourth inning during an eventual 6-2 Expos victory at Dolphin Stadium, Mike Lowell tags Brian Schneider taking a lead off third base. The Expos catcher becomes the victim of the hidden ball trick not realizing the Marlins third baseman had not given the pitcher the ball after visiting the mound.

    2006 - For the ninth consecutive season, the Devil Rays lose 90-plus games. The 1936-45 Phillies are the only other team in big league history to accomplish the infamous feat.

    2007 - Prince Fielder's NL-leading 46th home run establishes a Brewers franchise record. The Milwaukee first baseman's third inning round tripper off Reds' hurler Kirk Saarloos breaks the team's home-run mark set by Gorman Thomas (1979) and Richie Sexson (2001, 2003).

    2007 - Although it’s nowhere near the amount 1998’s Mark McGwire's single season home run record ball commanded, Giants slugger Barry Bonds' career No. 756 home run baseball sells for more than experts predicted. The ball thrown by Nationals pitcher Mike Bacsik on August 7, which was auctioned by Matt Murphy, the fan who caught the historic homer, is won by an unidentified bidder for $752,467.

    2008 - The day after dropping a doubleheader to the Phillies, the Brewers fire Ned Yost (457-502) ending the manager’s six-year tenure which saw Milwaukee develop from cellar dwellers into a contender in the National League Central Division. New skipper Dale Sveum, formerly the team’s third base coach, will try to stop the recent skid of 11 losses in 14 games and keep the 83-67 club in contention for the wild card.

    2010 - Derek Jeter, giving a performance worthy of an Oscar, is awarded first base when the umpires determine the New York shortstop was hit by a pitch thrown by Chad Qualls. Video replay of the at-bat, that clearly shows the fastball hit the knob of the bat, prompts a national debate about the ethics demonstrated by the usually squeaky-clean Yankees captain, who admitted after the 4-3 loss to Tampa that he pretended to get hit by the pitch to get on base.

    2010 - The Cubs beat the Cardinals at Busch Stadium, 7-3, to complete their first three-game sweep in St. Louis in more than twenty years. The victory marks the first time since June 12, 1988 that the visiting Chicago fans can break out the brooms in the Gateway City.

    2010 - At Fenway Park, Jose Bautista establishes a new Blue Jay record for home runs in a season when he hit his 48th, a two-run blast on a 3-2 fastball thrown by Michael Bowden. The 29-year old outfielder, who has never gone deep more than 16 times in a year, breaks the mark established by George Bell in 1987.

    2011 - After hitting a first inning two-run homer, singling in the second, and stroking a leadoff double in the fifth, Pablo Sandoval hit for the cycle when he drives a pitch that sails just beyond the outstretched glove of Colorado's right fielder Carlos Gonzalez for a triple. 'Panda', a third baseman not known for speed, becomes the 25th Giant player to accomplish the feat, and the first since Fred Lewis did the deed in 2007, also at Coors Field.

    2012 - In the Marlins' 6-4 victory over Cincinnati in Miami, Jose Reyes is charged with baseball's unofficial 500,000th error. The All-star shortstop earns the dubious distinction when he flubs Drew Stubbs' ground ball in the seventh inning.

    2012 - In a thirty-minute pre-game ceremony, four U.S. Marine pilots unveiled a bronze statue of Jerry Coleman at Petco Park honoring the longtime Padres broadcaster for his 70 years of major league service in the booth and as a player, and for his distinguished career in the Marine Corps, where he flew 120 combat missions during WWII and the Korean conflict. The 7-foot, 5-inch sculpture, which sits on a granite base, is in front of three 4-foot by 8-foot panels that captures the 88 year old's roles in baseball, the military, and as broadcaster.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 15...

    1847 - Snyder, Jim
    1856 - Bushong, Doc
    1861 - Flanagan, Ed
    1862 - Cleveland, Elmer
    1870 - O'Connor, Frank
    1875 - Rohe, George
    1876 - Altrock, Nick

    1881 - Doyle, Slow Joe
    1887 - Suter, Harry
    1888 - Dubuc, Jean
    1892 - Lunte, Harry
    1893 - Martin, Speed
    1897 - McQuillan, Hugh
    1899 - McCurdy, Harry
    1900 - Meeker, Roy
    1900 - Clancy, Bud

    1902 - Young, Russ
    1905 - Peploski, Henry
    1905 - Page, Vance
    1906 - Tobin, Johnny
    1906 - Biggs, Charlie
    1907 - Ostermueller, Fritz
    1919 - Budnick, Mike
    1924 - Davis, Jim
    1927 - Simpson, Duke
    1928 - Lennon, Bob
    1929 - Wheat, Lee
    1933 - Fitzgerald, John
    1936 - Burdette, Freddie
    1937 - Smith, Charley

    1938 - Perry, Gaylord
    1940 - Linzy, Frank
    1941 - Barbieri, Jim
    1949 - Pagan, Dave
    1949 - Carrithers, Don
    1950 - Hilton, Dave
    1952 - Collins, Don
    1956 - Pacella, John
    1960 - Fischer, Todd
    1966 - Simons, Doug
    1967 - Abbott, Paul
    1967 - Moeller, Dennis
    1968 - Robertson, Rich
    1969 - Perry, Herb

    1971 - Hardtke, Jason
    1975 - Cardona, Javier
    1975 - Smith, Dan
    1976 - Pena, Elvis
    1976 - Thornton, Matt

    1977 - Rolls, Damian
    1983 - Hochevar, Luke
    1991 - Suero, Wander
    1994 - Hudson, Dakota

    Baseball Deaths on September 15...

    1922 - Jones, Charlie
    1924 - Chance, Frank
    1932 - Kane, Harry
    1935 - Ardner, Joe
    1940 - Yewell, Ed
    1946 - Wilson, Tex
    1949 - Bonham, Tiny
    1949 - Beckendorf, Heinie
    1950 - Knotts, Joe
    1953 - Sigsby, Seth
    1957 - Butcher, Max
    1958 - Stirnweiss, Snuffy
    1961 - Carlson, Leon
    1963 - Miner, Ray
    1971 - Ortiz, Roberto
    1978 - Bettencourt, Larry
    1981 - Caldwell, Earl
    1991 - Burgess, Smoky

    1993 - Allen, Ethan
    1995 - Reyes, Nap
    1996 - Pilney, Andy
    2010 - LaMacchia, Al
    2011 - Taylor, Bill
    2015 - Wiles, Randy




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    On September 16 in Baseball History...

    1883 - Tommy Burns and Ned Williamson of the National League's Chicago White Stockings both score three runs in the seventh inning to establish a major league record which still stands today.

    1903 - In their 14-7 victory over Cleveland at the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds, the first-place Americans score in every inning, making it 11 consecutive frames that at least one player has crossed the plate. The fledgling American League team will also tally in the first six innings of its next game to extend the scoring streak to 17 straight frames.

    1905 - The New York Highlanders find themselves a little short on infielders, so right fielder Willie Keeler, who is left-handed, plays second base in both halves of a twin bill.

    1914 - At the age of 23, Yankees shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is hired to replace Frank Chance as the skipper of the team. During his 20-game tenure as the player-manager, the young infielder will finish the season with a 10-10 record for the 6th-place club.

    1919 - Dutch Ruether beats the Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati's first pennant since American Association days.

    1922 - After listening to excessive bench jockeying from the Giants dugout, Reds' hurler Adolfo Luque becomes so enraged he throws down his glove and bolts into the New York dugout. The Cuban native, known for his fiery temper, punches Casey Stengel on the jaw and is ordered to return to his own bench by the police, who are busy trying to prevent the Polo Grounds crowd, which has overflowed onto the field, from rioting.

    1924 - Jim Bottomley goes 6-for-6, including two homers, and bats in a record 12 runs as the Cardinals beat the Dodgers, 17-3. The previous mark of 11 RBIs in one game was established in 1892 by today's opposing Dodger manager, Wilbert Robinson.

    1926 - En route to a 23-3 rout of the Phillies at the Baker Bowl, the Cardinals cross home plate 12 times during the third inning. The dozen runs establish a franchise record for the Redbirds.

    1938 - Johnny Rizzo becomes the first Pirates player in franchise history to hit 20 home runs in a season. The 25-year old rookie outfielder from Texas, who becomes hurt next season never playing regularly for the Bucs again, finishes the campaign batting .301 with 23 round-trippers and 111 RBIs.

    1940 - Rookie Johnny Lucadello of the St. Louis Browns hits home runs from each side of the plate against the New York Yankees in a 16-4 Browns win. Only Wally Schang, in 1916, had accomplished the same feat in the American League. Mickey Mantle in 1955 will be the next American League player to do it. These are the only home runs Lucadello hits all year and will hit just three more home runs during his six-year career.

    1942 - Bowing to the Cubs in the nightcap of a twin bill, 4-1, the Phillies become the first major league team to have five consecutive 100 loss seasons. From 1938 to the end of this season, the team will compile a 227-532 (.299) under three different managers.

    1948 - Joe DiMaggio's 300th career homer is the lone run yielded by Detroit starter Fred Hutchinson in his 2-1 complete-game victory of New York at Briggs Stadium. The 'Yankees Clipper' joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Rogers Hornsby, Chuck Klein and Hank Greenberg as the eighth major leaguer to reach the milestone.

    1948 - Larry Doby's first inning grand slam proves to be the difference as the Indians hand the Senators their 16th consecutive defeat, 6-3. The bases full homer extends the rookie outfielder's hitting streak to 21 games.

    1952 - Pacific Coast League's Sacramento manager, former major league all-star second baseman Joe Gordon, pinch hits homers in both ends of a doubleheader. The first one, a grand slam, wins the game, 4-1.

    1955 - In the eighth inning of the A's 13–7 victory over Chicago, Kansas City infielder Alex George makes his major league debut at Municipal Stadium. The 16-year-old shortstop handles two chances cleanly and strikes out in his only at bat in the game.

    1957 - The Los Angeles City Council approves a 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for a Dodger stadium if the club will finance a public recreation area.

    1960 - Warren Spahn, thirty-nine, pitched a no-hitter and set an all-time Braves record with fifteen strikeouts. Milwaukee beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0.

    1965 - At Fenway Park in front of only 1,247 fans, Boston right-hander Dave Morehead, who will lead the league in losses with 18 this season, no-hits the visiting Indians, 2-1. On the same day, the 100-loss bound ninth-place Red Sox fire their general manager, Pinky Higgins.

    1966 - Bob Gibson notches his 20th victory of the season when he goes the distance to beat Chicago at Wrigley Field, 3-1. The Cardinal right-hander will become the first pitcher in more than forty years to have consecutive 20-win seasons for a second-division team.

    1968 - American League President Joe Cronin fires umpires Al Salerno, an eight-year veteran, and Bill Valentine, with seven years. They say they have been fired for activities related to starting an umpires union.

    1972 - Phillies' rookie third baseman Mike Schmidt hits his first career home run breaking Expos' Balor Moore's 25 consecutive scoreless inning streak. Michael Jack Schmidt will finish his 18-year career with 548 round-trippers.

    1972 - In an 18-5 victory over the Mets, Cub infielder Glen Beckert goes 0-for-6 and sets a record by leaving 12 men on base.

    1975 - Rennie Stennett ties a major league mark established in 1892 with his 7-for-7 performance in a nine-inning game. The Pirates' second baseman gets two hits in one inning twice, the first and fifth frames, in the Bucs' 22-0 rout of the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the most one-sided shutout since 1900.

    1975 - Mike Vail fails to break the major league rookie record for consecutive games with a hit shared by Richie Ashburn (1948, Phillies) and Alvin Dark (1948, Braves). The 23-year old freshman left fielder has plenty of opportunities to hit safely in his 24th straight game, coming to the plate eight times in the Mets’ 18-inning marathon with Montreal, a 4-3 victory over the Expos at Shea Stadium.

    1976 - In the 11th inning at Veterans Stadium, Rick Joseph hits a walk-off grand slam in the Phillies' 8-4 victory over the Dodgers. Two batters are walked intentionally by Ron Perranoski to face the weak hitting Philadelphia pinch hitter, who responds with his first career home run which will be his only round-tripper this season.

    1979 - At Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers hold Catfish Hunter Day to honor their future Hall of Fame pitcher who will be retiring at the end of the season at the age of 33. A 20-year-old left-hander named Dave Righetti makes his major league debut for the home town team.

    1979 - Willie Wilson hits his fifth inside-the-park homer of the season in a 6-3 loss to Seattle at Kansas City. It is the most inside-the-park-homers in a season since Kiki Cuyler hit eight for the Pirates in 1925.

    1980 - En route to a 22-9 record with the second-place A’s, Mike Norris gets his 20th victory when Oakland beats Texas at Arlington Stadium, 4-2. The 25-year old right-hander will compile a 58-59 career mark during his ten years in the major leagues with Oakland.

    1987 - Joe Carter of the Cleveland Indians became the ninth Major Leaguer to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season when he stole his career-high 30th base in the fourth inning of a 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners.

    1988 - Reds' Tom Browning pitches a perfect game against the Dodgers striking out eight and allowing only eight balls to be hit out of the infield in his 1-0 victory. Over three starts including the perfect game he retires 40 consecutive batters - one shy of a major league record.

    1991 - Darren Lewis scores four runs and steals three bases without the benefit of a base hit. The Giants leadoff hitter reaches base in four of his five plate appearances via base on balls in San Francisco's victory over the Braves at Candlestick Park, 8-5.

    1993 - At the age of 41, Twins' Dave Winfield becomes the 19th major leaguer to collect 3000 hits as he singles to left off A's ace Dennis Eckersley in a 5-1 home victory over Oakland.

    1995 - Greg Maddux of the Braves sets a Major League record with his 17th consecutive road victory in a 6-1 triumph over the Reds.

    1996 - At Wrigley Field, Phillies catcher Benito Santiago hits a trio of home runs in his three first at-bats in Philadephia's 6-1 victory over the Cubs. The 31-year old also went deep in his last at-bat in yesterday's contest in Chicago giving the Philadelphia backstop four consecutive homers in four at-bats.

    1996 - A fifth inning triple off of Royal pitcher Jose Rosado gives Twins Paul Molitor his 3000th hit becoming the first major leaguer to accomplish the feat with a three bagger. The 'Ignitor' reaches this milestone in the same season in which he also collects 200 hits, making him the only player to accomplish both feats in the same campaign.

    1997 - Philadelphia's Curt Schilling struck out nine in the Phillies win over the New York Mets to become the 13th pitcher since 1900 with 300 strikeouts in a season.

    1998 - Tom Gordon ties Jose Mesa's major league single-season record established in 1995 with his 38th consecutive save. The 30 year-old right-handed closer also sets a franchise mark with his 41st save of the season when the Red Sox beat Baltimore, 4-3.

    1998 - With homers in four straight at-bats and five in two games, Cleveland's Manny Ramirez ties a major league record. The Indian right fielder, who homered in his final three at-bats last night, goes deep off of Twin Bob Tewksbury in the first and takes a 3-2 pitch to left in the fifth for his fifth homer in six at-bats.

    1998 - For only the 30th time in major league history and the 12th time it has been done consecutively, four batters strike out in one inning. Thanks to Randy Knorr's passed ball, Marlin rookie Kirt Ojala accomplishes the feat in the fourth inning of the Marlins' 3-2 defeat to the Expos.

    1998 - In front of 49,891 patrons at San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium, Sammy Sosa ties Mark McGwire by hitting his record-setting 63rd home run. The 434-foot eighth inning two-out blast off Brian Boehringer is a tie-breaking grand slam with 'Slammin' Sammy collecting all six RBIs when the Cubs beat the Padres, 6-3.

    2000 - With a sixth-inning blast in a 7-6 loss to the hometown Cardinals, Cub outfielder Sammy Sosa joins Mark McGwire (1997-99) as the only major leaguer to hit 50 home runs three straight seasons. Babe Ruth had three 50+ homer season, but did not accomplish the feat in consecutive years

    2002 - Diamondback righty Curt Schilling K's his 300th victim to join Randy Johnson in becoming the first teammates to each strike out at least 300 batters in the same season.

    2002 - Giant left fielder Barry Bonds walks three times breaking his own record for base on balls in a season with 178. Approximately one-third of the free passes given to the San Francisco slugger have been intentional (60 out of 178).

    2004 - The Red Sox become the fourth team in big league history to sell out an entire 81-game home season. The Indians (1996-2000), Rockies (1996) and Giants (2000) are the other teams which accomplished the feat.

    2005 - Youppi!, who got his start at Olympic Stadium, is named as the first official mascot of the Montreal Canadiens becoming the first to ever switch from Major League Baseball to the NHL. The acquisition, reportedly at the cost of six figures, is made possible when the Expos leave the hairy orange arm-waving giant behind in favor of an eagle call "Screech" when they moved to Washington, D.C. to become the Nationals.

    2006 - Stealing second base in the first inning in an 8-5 victory over the Brewers at RFK, Alfonso Soriano becomes the fourth player in major league history in a single season to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases. The Nationals' outfielder joins Jose Canseco (1988), Barry Bonds (1996) and Alex Rodriguez (1998) as the only players to record 40-40 seasons.

    2006 - The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston's grand reopening ceremony for its Roxbury facility, which underwent a $7-million renovation, has some community leaders upset with the building's new name to be unveiled at the event. Although previous owner of the Red Sox created the charitable foundation that donated $3 million used to renovate the run-down club, some in the minority neighborhood believe it would be wrong to name the clubhouse after Tom Yawkey because his policies were racially motivated as evidenced by passing up an opportunity to get Jackie Robinson and the team becoming the last to integrate in the major leagues.

    2006 - In a 12-6 loss to the Rangers in Texas, Angels’ center fielder Chone Figgins triples in the ninth inning to become the fifth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle. 'Figgy' joins Jeff DaVanon (2004), Dave Winfield (1991), Dan Ford (1979) and Jim Fregosi (1964, 1968) to accomplish the feat for the Halos.

    2007 - With a homer in the seventh inning of a 10-6 loss to the Phillies at Shea Stadium, David Wright becomes the 30th member of the 30-30 club. Returning to the dugout, the Mets third baseman is greeted by hitting coach Howard Johnson, who along with Darryl Strawberry are the other Metropolitans to have also stolen thirty bases and hit 30 homers in the same season.

    2007 - In a dramatic at bat, Jim Thome becomes the third major leaguer this season, and the 23rd overall to hit 500 career home runs. The historic homer comes in the bottom of the ninth on a full count as the White Sox DH strokes a two-run walkoff round tripper to beat the Angels at U.S. Cellular Field, 9-7.

    2007 - The Nationals announce that the press box in Nationals Park, the team's new home scheduled to open next season, will be named the "Shirley Povich Media Center", in honor of the late Hall of Fame Baseball writer. The Washington Post's longtime sports columnist and reporter covered the Senators' first World Series championship in 1924 and continued to write for the paper until his death in 1998.

    2007 - Todd Jones becomes the 21st major leaguer to record 300 career saves. The milestone doesn’t come easy as the Tigers’ closer gives up three hits and a run in Detroit’s 6-4 win over the Twins at the Metrodome.

    2009 - The Chicago White Sox released Bartolo Colon.

    2009 - During the 4-3 victory over Kansas City, the front-running Tigers pay tribute to 91-year-old Ernie Harwell, their long-time broadcaster (1960-2002), who recently revealed he has inoperable cancer. The third-inning ceremony includes a three-minute video tribute followed by the Hall of Fame announcer thanking the admiring and supportive fans attending the game at Comerica Park.

    2010 - Following appeals, Nyjer Morgan will serve an eight-game suspension in place of the two original bans that totaled 15 games. The Nationals outfielder had been given a seven-game suspension when the commissioner’s office alleged he had deliberately thrown a baseball into the stands, resulting in a Philadelphia fan getting hit and then a week later was handed an eight-game suspension for his instigation and participation in a brawl with Florida.

    2012 - With their 9-5 victory over Oakland, the Orioles are assured of having their first winning season since the team finished first in the AL East in 1997. The Birds will finish the campaign with 93-69 record for a second-place finish, but will earn a spot in the postseason as the play-in Wild Card team.

    2013 - The White Sox score seven runs in the bottom of the first to help Erik Johnson win his first major league game.  Johnson pitched six scoreless innings as the White Sox beat the Twinkies 12-1 st U.S. Cellular Field.  Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo, Jordan Danks and Alexei Ramirez all homered in this game for the White Sox.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 16...

    1849 - Harrison, Rit
    1859 - Irwin, Bill
    1864 - Easterday, Henry
    1865 - McVey, George
    1867 - Clark, Spider
    1870 - Moran, Sam
    1877 - McConnell, George
    1887 - Galloway, Jim
    1891 - Orme, George
    1898 - Lefevre, Al
    1899 - Mueller, Heinie
    1901 - Ash, Ken

    1904 - Barnhart, Edgar
    1905 - Vance, Joe

    1905 - McNamara, Dinny
    1908 - Mills, Buster
    1912 - Bildilli, Emil
    1919 - Konopka, Bruce
    1923 - Dempsey, Con
    1926 - McKee, Rogers
    1926 - Krieger, Kurt
    1928 - Valentinetti, Vito

    1930 - Mrozinski, Ron
    1931 - Schypinski, Jerry
    1944 - Brinkman, Chuck

    1945 - Torres, Hector
    1945 - Sprague, Ed
    1945 - Chlupsa, Bob
    1947 - Ross, Gary
    1949 - Garman, Mike
    1949 - Moret, Roger
    1953 - Knapp, Chris

    1955 - Yount, Robin
    1955 - Edelen, Joe
    1958 - Hershiser, Orel
    1959 - Raines, Tim

    1960 - Hall, Mel
    1960 - Tettleton, Mickey
    1961 - Parent, Mark

    1961 - Pittaro, Chris
    1961 - Medvin, Scott
    1968 - Acre, Mark
    1970 - Patrick, Bronswell
    1970 - Shuey, Paul
    1972 - Tollberg, Brian
    1973 - Relaford, Desi
    1976 - Harville, Chad
    1979 - George, Chris
    1979 - Korecky, Bobby
    1982 - Carter, Chris
    1982 - Martinez, Michael
    1982 - Ramirez, Ramon
    1983 - Moss, Brandon
    1986 - Beckham, Gordon

    1989 - Grossman, Robbie
    1992 - Junis, Jake

    Baseball Deaths on September 16...

    1894 - Larkin, Terry
    1933 - Gore, George
    1936 - Lampe, Henry
    1944 - Steelman, Farmer
    1946 - Bildilli, Emil
    1952 - Sheely, Earl

    1955 - Sherman, Dan
    1963 - Niggeling, Johnny
    1964 - Conyers, Herb
    1967 - King, Lee
    1968 - Bostick, Henry
    1970 - Shook, Ray
    1972 - Waitkus, Eddie
    1973 - Long, Tom
    1974 - Walker, Frank
    1979 - Deal, Charlie
    1987 - Wahl, Kermit
    1988 - Trice, Bob
    1993 - Marshall, Max
    1994 - Chozen, Harry
    1999 - Gregory, Paul

    1999 - Hansen, Doug
    1999 - Williams, Ace
    2000 - Perkovich, John

    2010 - Twitchell, Wayne






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This Date In White Sox History - September 16th

September 16, 2007 - In a dramatic at bat, Jim Thome becomes the third major leaguer this season, and the 23rd overall to hit 500 career home runs. The historic homer comes in the bottom of the ninth on a full count as the White Sox DH strokes a two-run walkoff round tripper to beat the Angels at U.S. Cellular Field, 9-7.

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On September 17 in Baseball History...

1900 - Tommy Corcoran of the Reds uncovers a wire in the coaching box that leads across the outfield to the Phils' locker room, where reserve catcher Morgan Murphy is reading the opposing catcher's signs and relaying them to the Phils' coach by a buzzer hidden in the dirt.

1906 - Playing as Sullivan, Columbia University junior Eddie Collins makes his debut at shortstop with the Philadelphia Athletics. He gets one hit off Ed Walsh and strikes out twice. Collins will play twenty-five years in the Major Leagues, bat .333, and become a member of the Hall of Fame.

1912 - Casey Stengel of the Dodgers makes an impressive major league debut in the Dodgers 7-3 win against the Pirates. The likable Brooklyn outfielder from Kansas City collects four hits, drives in two runs and swipes a pair of stolen bases.

1916 - George Sisler outduels the Senators' legend Walter Johnson, 1-0. It will be Gorgeous George's last Major League pitching victory, but the former Browns’ hurler will become a member of the Hall of Fame as a first baseman in 1939.

1920 - Going 6-for-6, left fielder Bobby Veach becomes the first Tiger to hit for the cycle as Detroit beats the Red Sox in a 12-inning victory, 14-13. Giants' George Burns also hits for the cycle in New York's 10 inning 4-3 win over the Pirates making it the only time it has ever happened twice in the same day.

1930 - Cleveland's Earl Averill drove in eight runs with three consecutive home runs to lead the Indians to a 13-7 victory over the Washington Senators in a doubleheader opener. Averill added another homer in the second game, which the Senators took 6-4, and set an American League record with eleven RBIs in the twinbill.

1931 - On his 32nd birthday, outfielder Earl Webb of the Red Sox sets a Major League record for doubles with sixty-five. He will finish the season with sixty-seven.

1939 - American League President Will Harridge overturns the umpires' decision to call the September 2 Yankee-Red Sox game a forefit and orders the contest to be replayed from the seventh inning as a 5-5 tie. After the Red Sox fans had thrown a barrage of garbage onto the playing field at Fenway Park due to the Yankees making deliberate outs to take advantage of the 6:30 Sunday curfew, umpire Cal Hubbard ruled the Boston crowd's action made it impossible to continue the game and awarded the game to the Yankees, 9-0.

1941 - In front of only 3,585 fans in St. Louis, twenty-year old Stan Musial makes his major league debut against Boston going 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Musial, who started the season in the Western Association (Class C), will hit .426 in 12 games. 'Stan the Man' will collect a total of 3,630 hits during his 22-year Hall of Fame career, 1815 hits at home and 1815 on the road.

1947 - Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News two weeks before the season is over. At year's end he has hit .297 and led the league in stolen bases and sacrifices. He has fourteen bunt hits, and in a game against the Cubs in June, scores from first base on a sacrifice.

1951 - In the bottom of the ninth, Joe DiMaggio scores the winning run on a squeeze bunt by Phil Rizzuto off Cleveland starter Bob Lemon giving the Yankees a 2-1 walk-off victory. The dramatic win breaks the tie for first place with the Tribe, and the Bronx Bombers will stay in front for the rest of the season.

1953 - Ernie Banks becomes the first black player to appear in a Cubs' game. The former Kansas City Monarch infielder, who makes an error and is hitless in three at-bats, will go on to hit 512 home runs as well as winning the MVP award twice during his 19-year Hall of Fame career.

1955 - Future Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson gets two hits in his first game as the Orioles top the Senators 3-1.

1963 - Dodger ace Sandy Koufax tosses a four-hitter blanking St. Louis at Sportsman's Park, 4-0. The southpaw's scoreless effort establishes a National League record for shutouts thrown by lefties in a season with 11, five shy of Grover Cleveland Alexander's major league mark set in 1916 with the Phillies.

1964 - Thanks to the efforts of Charlie Finley (seen below wearing a wig), the Beatles, who had planned for a day of rest in New Orleans on the only free date scheduled during their American tour, play a concert in Kansas City's Municipal Stadium. The group's manager Brian Epstein had initially turned down the A's owner's offers of $50,000 and $100,000 to have the lads from Liverpool perform in the City of Fountains, but then agreed on $150,000, enabling the Fab Four to earn $4,838 per minute, the largest sum ever paid for a musical concert.

1964 - Seattle mayor J.D. Dorm Braman publicly admits his attempt to bring the Indians to the Emerald City. Other suitors for the disgruntled franchise, whose board of directors will vote to keep the team in Cleveland next month, also include Oakland and Dallas.

1964 - Mickey Mantle gets his 2,000th career hit and his 450th home run as the Yankees whip the Angels 6-2 to lock on to first place for good with a two percentage point lead over the idle White Sox and Orioles.

1965 - In front of a capacity crowd at the ballpark in the Bronx, the Yankees pay tribute to Mickey Mantle in the first of three special days held in his honor. Prior to appearing in his 2000th career game, 'The Mick' tells the fans that he hoped to play another 15 years, but in reality will play his last major league contest in 1968.

1966 - At Yankee Stadium, New York celebrates Bobby Richardson Day in honor of their All-Star second baseman, who is retiring at the end of the season. After deciding to leave the playing field in his prime to spend more time with his family, the 31 year-old infielder will return to the game in 1970 to become the head baseball coach at the University of South Carolina where he will compile a 221-92-1 record with the Gamec0cks.

1966 - Cleveland pitchers set an American League record by fanning nineteen batters in the first nine innings of a ten-inning 6-2 win at Detroit.

1968 - At Candlestick, Giants' hurler Gaylord Perry (14-14) no-hits the Cardinals and Bob Gibson, 1-0, with the only run of the game being tallied on Ron Hunt's first-inning home run. Tomorrow the Redbirds return the favor and will no-hit San Francisco.

1968 - For the first time since 1945, the Tigers win the American League pennant with a 2-1 victory over the Yankees. Twenty-six year old right-hander Joe Sparma throws a complete game five-hitter for the clincher.

1973 - Rick Waits makes his major league debut when he pitches the ninth inning of the Rangers' 10-3 victory over Chicago at Arlington Stadium. Although the 21-year old right-hander starts the frame with an eight run lead, he inexplicably gets credit for a save.

1975 - In a 5-2 loss to Chicago at Shea Stadium, Mets right-fielder Rusty Staub homers off Ray Burris in the fourth frame for his 98th RBI of the season to establish a new team record.'Le Grand Orange' surpasses the mark set by Donn Clendenon in 1970.

1977 - With a third-inning round-tripper off Jim Crawford at Tiger Stadium, Yankees DH Dave Kingman becomes the first player to homer for four different teams in one season. The much-traveled veteran will hit a total of 26 home runs this year playing for the Mets (9), Padres (11), Angels (2), and the Bronx Bombers (4).

1979 - Royals third baseman George Brett collects his 20th triple of the season in a 16-4 romp over the Angels. Brett becomes the sixth player ever, and the first since Willie Mays in 1957, to collect twenty doubles, twenty triples, and twenty home runs in the same season. He will finish with totals of 42, 20, and 23.

1980 - After surrendering a two-run home run to Rusty Staub, Rick Langford is removed with two outs in the ninth inning of Oakland's 6-4 win over Texas, ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22.

1981 - Dodgers southpaw Fernando Valenzuela ties White Sox freshman Ewell Russell's 1913 rookie record when he hurls his eighth shutout of the season, blanking Atlanta on three hits. The 20-year old Mexican's 2-0 victory breaks the previous National League mark shared by Irving Young (Braves, 1905), Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies, 1911), and Jerry Koosman (Mets, 1968).

1982 - In the bottom of the seventh at Shea Stadium, Dave Kingman knots the score at 2-2 against the Redbirds when he hits the final homer of his league-leading season total of 37. The 33-year old Mets slugger will finish the season hitting just .204, the lowest batting average ever for someone who wins a home run crown.

1983 - At Riverfront Stadium, 53‚790 faithful fans celebrate Johnny Bench Night. The future Hall of Fame catcher doesn't disappoint the regular-season record crowd responding with a two-run homer and a single in the Reds' 4-3 loss to the Astros.

1983 - At Comiskey Park, the White Sox beat the visiting Mariners 4-3 to clinch their first American League West divisional title. Julio Cruz scored on a sacrifice fly by Harold Baines in the bottom of the ninth inning. The victory secures the club's first postseason berth since 1959.

1984 - Reggie Jackson, at thirty-eight, became the thirteenth player in Major League history to record five-hundred home runs. No. 500 came off Kansas City pitcher Bud Black. His homer came exactly seventeen years after he got his first career hit.

1984 - Rookie Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets struck out sixteen Phillies in a 2-1 loss at Philadelphia. Five days earlier, Gooden fanned sixteen Pittsburgh Pirates, tying a Major League record for thirty-two strikeouts in two consecutive games.

1988 - Pitching the ninth inning for his 40th save, Jeff Reardon becomes the first pitcher to save 40 games in both leagues as the Twins defeat the White Sox, 3-1. The Dalton, Massachusetts native also saved 42 games for the Expos in 1985.

1990 - The Blue Jays set a major league single-season attendance record as 49,902 watch the home team beat the Yankees, 6-4. Toronto will finish the season with 58 consecutive sell-outs at the Sky Dome with a total attendance of 3,885,284.

1993 - Texas Ranger superstar Nolan Ryan strikes out Angel catcher Greg Myers for his 5,714th and final career strikeout.

1995 - Switch-hitting third baseman Ken Caminiti ties 1987 Eddie Murray's major league mark and becomes the first National Leaguer to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in consecutive games when he goes deep off right-hander Turk Wendell and southpaw Roberto Rivera in the Padres' 12-4 victory over Chicago at Jack Murphy Stadium. Yesterday, the San Diego slugger homered right-handed off Larry Casian and cleared the fence in deep right center batting lefty facing Steve Trachsel.

1996 - Hideo Nomo pitched a no-hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers and beat the Colorado Rockies, 9-0. Nomo walked four and struck out eight.

1998 - At the age of 107, Chet Hoff dies in Daytona Beach, Florida giving the southpaw the longest life span of any major leaguer. 'Red' played for the New York Highlanders (1911-13) and St. Louis Browns (1915) compiling a 2-4, 2.49 record before WW I ended his playing career.

1998 - The Braves become the first team since the 1915 Red Sox to have five pitchers win 15 or more games in the same season. Joining Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Kevin Millwood, southpaw Denny Neagle becomes the latest Atlanta hurler to accomplish the feat when he scatters six hits over six innings in a 1-0 victory over Arizona.

2001 - After a six-day hiatus, major league games are played for the first time since the September 11 terrorist attacks. At Busch Stadium during a pre-game ceremony, Cardinal announcer Jack Buck captures the mood of a nation with the reading of his original poem, "We Shall Overcome", and a new baseball tradition begins when the song God Bless America is sung during the seventh-inning stretch of all six scheduled contests.

2003 - Roy Halladay pitches his fourth consecutive complete game beating Detroit at Tiger Stadium, 6-0. 'Doc' will finish the season 22-7 with eight of the victories coming from his nine complete games.

2004 - Connecting off Jake Peavy’s third inning slider at SBC Park, Barry Bonds hits his 700th career home run. The historic homer touches off a fireworks display and the unfurling of a gigantic light-tower banner featuring Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron, the two other players to reach the milestone.

2005 - Trailing 5-0 lead with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Padres shock the Nationals tying the score thanks to Khalil Greene's first career grand slam. San Diego beats Washington, 8-5, as Ramon Hernandez belts a three-run walk-off homer with two out in the bottom of the 12th.

2006 - In a 7-4 loss to the Royals in Kansas City, Mariners' outfielder Ichiro Suzuki singles in his first two at-bats extending his own major league record for consecutive 200-hit seasons to begin a career to six. The Japanese native also steals his 33rd consecutive base which is an American League single-season record.

2006 - For the first time in thirty years, the Red Sox sweep a doubleheader from their arch rivals, the Yankees. Boston hadn't beaten the Bronx Bombers twice in one day since July 31, 1976, and Independence Day of 1973 was the last time they did it as the visiting team.

2006 - At Turner Field, Marlin infielder Dan Uggla hits his 26th home run of the season off Atlanta hurler Chad Paronto to break Joe Gordon's record for most home runs by a rookie second baseman. Gordon established the record playing with the Yankees in 1938.y

2007 - Frank Thomas hit three home runs to lift the Toronto Blue Jays over the Boston Red Sox 6-1.  Thomas homered twice against knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, then hit his third against reliever Kyle Snyder.

2007 - Marc Ecko, who made millions from his brand of clothing, announces on the Today Show he is giving the public the opportunity to vote on the fate of Barry Bonds' record-breaking home run ball. The 35-year old fashion designer, who paid $752,467 for the ball at an online auction, has set up a website,, which gives the fans the option of voting to (1) send the ball directly to Cooperstown, (2) branding it with an asterisk before sending it to the Hall of Fame or (3) putting the ball on a rocket ship and launching it into outer space.

2008 - Jesse Carlson earns the victory as the Blue Jays rally from a 6-0 deficit to beat the Orioles, 8-7. The southpaw rookie reliever from Berlin, Connecticut, who has not been scored on in his last 12 appearances, notches his seventh victory in relief, the most by any Toronto reliever since Paul Quantrill won 11 in 2001.

2008 - Derek Jeter becomes the all-time hits leader at Yankee Stadium, which will be demolished at the end of the season. The team's shortstop and captain surpasses Lou Gehrig's record with a first-inning single in a 6-2 loss to the White Sox bringing his total to 1,270 at the 85-year-old ballpark.

2008 - Tampa Bay (90-60) became the sixth team in major league history to win 90 games immediately following a stretch of at least 10 consecutive losing seasons. The others were the 1912 Washington Senators, 1914 Boston Braves, 1956 Cincinnati Reds, 1979 Montreal Expos and 2006 Detroit Tigers.

2010 - L.A. manager Joe Torre announces he will retire at the end of the season. The Dodgers immediately hire hitting coach Don Mattingly to replace the 70-year-old as the team's skipper for 2011.

2011 — Houston lost 100 games in a season for the first time in franchise history, falling to the Chicago Cubs 2-1. The Astros, who began play in 1962 as the Colt .45s, dropped to 51-100. Colorado and the Angels are the only remaining franchises that have never lost 100 games in a season.

2011 — Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers scored his 100th run in the third inning and stole his 40th base in the sixth of a 6-1 win over Pittsburgh. Kemp became the first player in Dodgers franchise history with at least 40 steals, 100 runs scored, 100 RBIs and 30 home runs.

2011 - Mariano Rivera tied the major league saves record, earning the 601st of his career and matching Trevor Hoffman while preserving the New York Yankees’ 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The 41-year-old Rivera was perfect in pitching the ninth inning for his 42nd save of the season.

2014 - Brandon McCarthy throws nine pitches, has nine strikes, and records three outs, retiring Wil Myers, Nick Franklin, and Matt Joyce in the seventh inning of the Yankees’ 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. The 31 year-old right-hander pitches the fifth Immaculate Inning in franchise history, joining Al Downing (1967), Ron Guidry (1984), A.J. Burnett (2009), and Ivan Nova (2013) in accomplishing the feat.

Baseball Birthdays on September 17...

1850 - Sutton, Ezra
1853 - Blong, Joe
1863 - Blair, Bill
1870 - Padden, Dick
1871 - Wagner, Butts
1874 - Sudhoff, Willie
1876 - Krueger, Otto
1882 - Schulte, Frank
1883 - Hafford, Leo
1883 - Zacher, Elmer
1884 - Moran, Roy
1885 - Kent, Maury
1886 - Ray, Farmer
1887 - Cullop, Nick
1888 - Hearn, Ed
1890 - Walker, Ernie
1892 - Taylor, Tommy
1893 - Glazner, Whitey
1897 - Webb, Earl
1897 - Green, Joe
1899 - Blake, Sheriff
1899 - Gilham, George
1900 - Luebbe, Roy
1900 - Critz, Hughie
1907 - Bates, Charlie
1909 - Koy, Ernie
1913 - Uhl, Bob
1917 - Gettel, Al
1918 - Dillinger, Bob
1923 - Rothel, Bob
1923 - Peden, Les
1930 - Umbricht, Jim
1933 - Daniel, Chuck
1936 - Carroll, Tom
1937 - Cepeda, Orlando
1938 - Wine, Bobby
1939 - Woods, Jim
1939 - Bouldin, Carl
1940 - Carlos, Cisco

1947 - Harris, Candy
1954 - Krenchicki, Wayne
1955 - Brant, Marshall
1956 - Bosley, Thad

1958 - Waddell, Tom
1960 - Franco, John
1964 - Pena, Jim
1972 - Raggio, Brady
1972 - Smith, Brian
1975 - Jensen, Ryan
1980 - Harren, Dan
1981 - Janssen, Casey
1982 - Burnett, Sean
1982 - Putnam, Danny
1985 - Golson, greg
1985 - Hurley, Eric
1985 - Rosenberg, B.J.
1988 - Crosby, Casey
1990 - Rodgers, Brady
1990 - Semien, Marcus

1992 - Granite, Zack
1992 - Ramirez, Jose

Baseball Deaths on September 17...

1892 - Blong, Joe
1899 - Haldeman, John
1909 - Long, Herman
1920 - Eden, Charlie
1926 - Drohan, Tom
1935 - Koenecke, Len
1939 - Hart, Tom
1946 - Burke, Frank
1948 - Chouneau, Chief
1950 - Hurley, Jerry
1967 - Adams, Karl
1968 - Pence, Elmer
1970 - Corey, Ed
1971 - Miller, Hack
1989 - Culberson, Leon
1993 - Elko, Pete
1996 - Bowers, Billy
1998 - Hoff, Chet
2000 - Salmon, Chico
2001 - Church, Bubba
2005 - Clendenon, Donn
2006 - Banta, Jack
2017 - Hilton, Dave


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« Reply #4408 on: September 18, 2017, 07:00:33 am »

    On September 18 in Baseball History...

    1908 - Outdueling Frank Arellanes, the only Mexican-American playing in the majors, Bob Rhoads tosses a no-hitter beating the Red Sox at Cleveland's League Park, 2-1. Four years ago, the right-hander held Boston hitless until Chick Stahl singled with two outs in the ninth inning.

    1909 - Ty Cobb wins the Triple Crown with a .377 batting average, nine home runs and 107 RBI. He also leads the American League with 216 hits, 116 runs and 296 total bases.

    1922 - George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by New York's Joe Bush, the same pitcher the St. Louis Browns first baseman had started the streak against on July 27. Whitey Witt, his head bandaged from being hit by a bottle, drives in two in the ninth for a 3-2 Yankees' win.

    1930 - The Yankees edge the Browns at Sportman's Park in ten innings, 7-6. New York starter Red Ruffing helps the cause by hitting two home runs in his seven innings of work.

    1954 - With a 3-2 victory over Detroit, the Indians clinch the American League pennant. The Tribe, who will set an American League record with 111 victories, will be swept in the World Series by the Giants.

    1956 - Mickey Mantle hits his 50th home run, making him the eighth player to do so, in the eleventh inning off Chicago's Billy Pierce. New York wins 3-2 to clinch another pennant. Mickey Mantle will win the Triple Crown with a .353 batting average, 52 home runs and 130 RBI.

    1959 - When Tiger manager Joe Gordon says he plans to leave the team at the end of the season, he is fired four days later by general manager Frank Lane. After reported negotiations with Leo Durocher to take over the helm do not pan out, the Detroit GM changes his mind and apologizes to his skipper, who decides to continue in his position.

    1963 - In the Polo Grounds' final game, played in front of a paltry 1,752 patrons, Jim Hickman of the Mets hits the last home run in the 52-year history of the Coogan's Bluff ballpark as the Piladelphia Phillies beat the Mets 5-1. The historic stadium, which served as the home for the Giants (1911-1957), Yankees (1913-1922), and Mets (1962-63), first opened it doors on June 28, 1911.

    1965 - On Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium, 50,180 fans see Mantle play his 2,000th game.

    1967 - At Tiger Stadium, the Red Sox rally to move into a first place tie with Detroit (85-66). The late-inning heroics begin with Carl Yastrzemski's home run in the ninth inning which ties the game at 5-to-5, and ends with third baseman Dalton Jones's solo homer in the tenth that leads to an eventual 6-5 Bosox victory.

    1968 - After being no-hit yesterday by Giants' hurler Gaylord Perry, the Cardinal hurler Ray Washburn returns the favor by no-hitting San Francisco, 2-0, making it the first time in major league history the feat had been accomplished in successive games. The 30 year-old right-hander is the fourth Redbird pitcher to throw a no-no in franchise history, and the first since Lon Warneke's gem in 1941.

    1970 - The Mets purchase Dean Chance from the Indians, but the 1964 Cy Young award winner will appear in only three games for the franchise before being sent to Detroit, along with Bill Denehy, in an off-season trade with the Tigers. In exchange, New York obtains right hander Jerry Robertson, who will never pitch again in a major league game.

    1971 - Clay Kirby goes the distance limiting the Giants to one hit in the Padres' 2-1 victory at Candlestick Park. Willie McCovey spoils the right-hander's bid for a no-hitter leading off the eighth inning with a wind-blown home run.

    1975 - In a 7-5 victory over Chicago at Shea Stadium, Mets slugger Dave Kingman hit his 35th homer to set a new franchise record for round-trippers in a season. The previous mark was set by Frank Thomas in 1962, the team's first year in existence.

    1975 - Rusty Staub becomes the first Mets player in the 14-year history of the franchise to drive in one hundred runs in a season. A two-run blast accounts for the 'Le Grand Orange's' 100th RBI, which comes in a 7-5 victory over Chicago at Shea Stadium.

    1976 - In his final major league at-bat, Indians player-manager Frank Robinson strokes a pinch-hit single in a 4-3 loss to Baltimore at Cleveland Stadium. The 41-year old future Hall of Famer ends his 21-year career with a batting average of .294 and 586 home runs, the fourth-best in baseball history at the time of his retirement.

    1977 - In front of a sell-out crowd of 51,798 at Memorial Stadium on 'Thanks Brooks (Robinson) Day', Red Sox designated hitter Ted Cox goes 4-for-4 tying the big league mark shared by Casey Stengel, Willie McCovey, Mack Jones, and Forest Jacobs for the most hits in a major league debut. The performance is also the start of a historic two-game hitting streak by the rookie DH, who will collect two hits in his first two at-bats in tomorrow's contest to become the only player to begin a big league career with six consecutive hits.

    1984 - With a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee, the Tigers clinch the American League East title to become only the fourth team in major league history to lead from start to finish of a season. The 1923 Giants, 1927 Yankees, and the 1955 Dodgers also led their circuits from wire to wire.

    1987 - Detroit's Darrell Evans became the first 40-year-old player in Major League history to hit 30 home runs in a season as the Tigers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6.

    1987 - In a slugfest which the Mets will lose 10-9 to Pittsburgh, Darryl Strawberry gets the team off to a good start when he slams a three-run home run off Brian Fischer in the top of the first inning at Three Rivers Stadium. The New York right fielder's round-tripper, his 37th of the season, establishes a new franchise record for homers previously set by Dave Kingman in 1975.

    1992 - Barry Bonds connects his 30th home run of the season off Terry Mulholland. The home run gives the Pirates outfielder his second 30/30 season, a feat only equaled by Bobby Bonds (his father), Willie Mays (his godfather), Howard Johnson, and Ron Gant.

    1993 - The Yankees trail the Red Sox 3-1 in the ninth inning when Mike Stanley hits a popup to left field. Just before the pitch, a fan runs onto the field and umpire Tim Welke calls timeout, so the last out doesn't count. The Yankees rally for three runs and the Red Sox lose the game as well as the protest filed by the team.

    1996 - Roger Clemens ties his own record for strikeouts in game by mowing down 20 Tigers in the Red Sox 4-0 victory in Detroit. The 'Rocket' first achieved the feat a decade earlier against the Mariners.

    1997 - In a game in which the Braves become the first franchise to clinch six consecutive postseason berths, the team establishes a new major league record for grand slams. In the first inning of a 10-2 rout over New York, Ryan Klesko blasts the club's 12th bases-juiced home run of the season surpassing the mark set last year by both the Orioles and Mariners.

    1999 - Slammin' Sammy Sosa becomes the first player in major league history to hit 60 homers twice. The Cub outfielder, who hit 66 home runs last season, blasts his milestone round-tripper off Milwaukee hurler Jason Bere.

    2000 - Pitching a one-hitter against the Yankees, Indian hurler Bartolo Colon nearly ends the longest streak in major league history of a team being held hitless by its opponents. The Bronx Bombers have not been denied a hit in a game since Hoyt Wilhelm did it on September 9,1958 spanning total of 6,637 contests.

    2002 - Not too fleet-of-foot Greg Colbrunn hits an improbable triple in his last turn at bat to complete the cycle. The Diamondback infielder had five hits which included two two-run homers in the 10-3 victory over the Padres.

    2002 - Major League Baseball teams across the nation celebrate the first annual “Roberto Clemente Day”. Each home team’s recipient of the John Hanc0ck’s Roberto Clemente Award will be recognized (the balance will be given when the road team arrives home) and the national recipient of the award, chosen from among the 30 club honorees, will be announced during the World Series.

    2004 - For the first time in seventy years, Professional Japanese baseball players go on strike to protest the Nippon League’s threat to merge two teams. The work action lasts for only two days as the merger proposal is withdrawn by team owners.

    2005 - The Rangers establish a new major league record for home runs hit at home when David Dellucci, Alfonso Soriano, and Rod Barajas all go yard as Texas beats the Mariners, 8-6. The power surge gives the team a total 150 homers at Ameriquest Field, one more than the Rockies’ output at Coors Field in 1996.

    2006 - Having done it with the Indians and Phillies, White Sox DH Jim Thome becomes only the second big leaguer in baseball history to hit 40 home runs with three different teams when he goes deep in an 8-2 loss to Detroit at U.S. Cellular Field. Alex Rodriguez also accomplished the milestone with the Mariners, Rangers and Yankees.

    2006 - In front of an enthusiastic crowd of 46,729 at Shea Stadium, the Mets capture the NL East title for first time since 1988 by beating the Marlins, 4-0. It was the team's fifth attempt to clinch the division, but a road loss in Florida and being swept in Pittsburgh brought the champagne celebration home to New York.

    2006 - The Dodgers, who are last in the National League in homers, hit four consecutive home runs in an inning when Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin and Marlon Anderson all go deep in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Padres, 9-9. The improbable feat, which had been accomplished only by the 1964 Twins, 1963 Indians and the 1961 Braves, leads to Nomar Garciaparra’s walk-off two-run homer in the tenth and sole possession of first place when Los Angeles beat the Friars 11-10.

    2007 - With the Yankees' 12-0 defeat of the Orioles at the Stadium, Mike Mussina becomes the first American League hurler to win 10+ games in 16 consecutive seasons. ‘Moose’ joins Hall of Famers Steve Carlton (18), Warren Spahn (17), Nolan Ryan (16), Don Sutton (17), Cy Young (19), and future inductee Greg Maddux (20) as one of only seven players in baseball history to have victories in the double-digits over a similar span of time.

    2008 - Greg Maddux breaks Cy Young's major league record by getting his 13th win for the 20th consecutive season. The Padres veteran right-hander's streak of not issuing a base on balls for 59 2/3 innings, however, ends as ‘Mad Dog’ walks Jason Bay on a full count in the third inning of a 5-3 victory over the Pirates at Petco Park.

    2010 - At Citi Field, Luis Hernandez falls to the ground in obvious pain when he fouls a ball off his right foot, and after a lengthy discussion, dismisses the team trainer to resume his at-bat. The Mets second baseman hits a home run on the next pitch he sees, but severely limps going around the bases, reminiscent of Kirk Gibson, barely making it home due to the broken foot that will end his season.

    2010 - With two round-trippers in the Rockies' 12-2 rout of LA, Troy Tulowitzki ties a major-league record with 14 homers in a 15-game span. The Colorado shortstop, who has four multi-homer games in the previous ten contests, joins sluggers Albert Belle (1995) and Barry Bonds (2001) as the third player to accomplish the feat.

    2010 - After finishing a victory short of the milestone twice during his distinguished career, CC Sabathia becomes a 20-game winner for first time when the Yankees beat the Orioles 11-3. The left-hander, who leads both leagues in victories, is the fourth Bronx Bomber since 2000 to reach the plateau, a list that includes Roger Clemens (2001), Andy Pettitte (2003) and Mike Mussina (2008).

    2013 - In his first start in the majors, Reds' rookie Billy Hamilton gets on base five times, going 3-for-4 with two walks, two runs scored, and an RBI. The Cincinnati speedy center fielder, who stole 155 bases in the minors last season, becomes the first major leaguer since 1920 to steal four bases in his first major league start.

    2013 - Yadier Molina strokes his 41st double of the season in the Cardinals’ 4-3 victory over Colorado, breaking the mark for two-baggers by a catcher. The St. Louis backstop, who will finish the year with 44 doubles, surpasses the record established in 1978 by Ted Simmons, who also played for the Redbirds.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 18...

    1848 - Allison, Bill
    1859 - Andrews, Wally
    1883 - Manush, Frank
    1889 - Groh, Heinie
    1889 - Miller, Chuck
    1890 - Grubb, Harvey
    1898 - Uhle, George
    1901 - Stone, Tige
    1909 - Collins, Rip
    1909 - Guise, Lefty
    1911 - de la Cruz, Tommy
    1913 - Marshall, Max
    1914 - Sodd, Bill
    1920 - Gillespie, Paul
    1920 - Hanyzewski, Ed
    1923 - Tepsic, Joe
    1925 - Haddix, Harvey
    1935 - Mallett, Jerry
    1941 - Dietz, Dick
    1946 - Sells, Dave
    1947 - Champion, Bill
    1948 - Brett, Ken
    1948 - Richard, Lee

    1951 - Scott, Tony
    1952 - Bowen, Sam
    1953 - DeJohn, Mark
    1955 - McCormack, Don
    1955 - Smith, Ray
    1958 - Holman, Scott
    1958 - Mason, Roger
    1959 - Sandberg, Ryne
    1960 - Earl, Scott
    1964 - Murphy, Dan
    1965 - Bronkey, Jeff
    1970 - Timmons, Ozzie
    1971 - Holt, Chris
    1973 - Meluskey, Mitch
    1975 - Williams, Randy

    1977 - Gerut, Jody
    1978 - Ruan, Wilkin
    1979 - Thompson, Kevin
    1979 - Traber, Billy
    1982 - Bisenius, Joe
    1983 - Lillibridge, Brent
    1984 - Veal, Donnie

    1986 - Kirkman, Michael
    1989 - Motter, Taylor
    1990 - Minaya, Juan

    1991 - Singleton, Jonathan

    Baseball Deaths on September 18...

    1908 - Pearce, Dickey
    1922 - Stahl, Jake
    1923 - Stafford, General
    1924 - Geis, Bill
    1939 - Coyne, Toots
    1945 - Holmes, Ducky
    1948 - Devlin, Art
    1949 - Malay, Charlie
    1949 - Denzer, Roger
    1953 - Aubrey, Harry
    1956 - Rutherford, Jim
    1964 - Barron, Frank
    1968 - Wheeler, Rip
    1969 - Grace, Joe
    1973 - Smith, Doug
    1973 - Harris, Dave
    1980 - Tankersley, Leo

    1982 - McCullough, Clyde
    2010 - Coleman, Ray

    2012 - Kralick, Jack





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« Reply #4409 on: September 19, 2017, 12:05:43 am »

    On September 19 in Baseball History...

    1910 - A Southern Association game between Mobile and Atlanta takes just thirty-two minutes to complete. The game is conducted as an experiment with batters swinging at every good pitch and little time taken between pitches. There are no strikeouts and one walk as Mobile wins 2-1.

    1925 - Ted Lyons lost his bid for a no-hitter when Bobby Veach singled with two outs in the ninth inning. The Chicago White Sox routed the Washington Senators 17-0.

    1926 - The St. Louis Cardinals pounded the Philadelphia Phillies 23-3 in the first game of a doubleheader and beat them 10-2 in the second game.

    1929 - Joe Sewell sets a major league record by playing in his 115th consecutive game without striking out. The Indian third baseman will be fanned only four times in 578-at-bats this season.

    1931 - Lefty Grove wins his 30th game over the White Sox 2-1. He is the first to win 30 since Jim Bagby of Cleveland in 1920 and will be the last American League hurler to do so until Denny McLain in 1968.

    1935 - The Cubs win their 16th consecutive game as they beat Carl Hubbell completing a four-game sweep of the Giants. The mark is the most since the 1924 Dodgers won 15 straight games.

    1937 - Tigers' first baseman Hank Greenberg becomes the first player to hit a homer into the center field bleachers at Yankee Stadium. The area will become known as 'the black' when seats are covered in the dark color to serve as a batting eye.

    1939 - September call-up Elmer Gedeon collects all three of his major league hits of his five-game career in the Senators' 10–9 victory over the Indians at Griffith Stadium. The Washington starting center fielder will be the first of two major leaguers to be killed in World War II when his plane is shot over France in 1944.
    1939 - Ted Williams hits a home run off Thornton Lee, one of thirty-one home runs he will hit in his rookie season. Williams will homer off Thornton's son, Don Lee, twenty-one years later.

    1949 - In a 6-4 loss to the Giants at Forbes Field‚ Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner hits his 50th home run off Kirby Higbe. Having hit 54 homers in his sophomore season of 1947, the 26-year old all-star outfielder becomes the first National League player to accomplish the feat in two different seasons.

    1949 - With their 77th victory of the year, a 4-3 win in St. Louis, the Phillies are assured of not having a losing season for the first time since 1932. Philadelphia's record 16-year skid of playing under .500 will be surpassed by the Pirates in 2009, who haven't won more than they've loss since 1993.

    1951 - Indian Larry Doby walks five times in a 15-2 drubbing of the Red Sox when Early Wynn picks up his 20th victory. The intimidating right-hander, who win exactly 300 games in a 23 year big league career, will post 20 or more wins in five of those seasons.

    1955 - Cubs' infielder Ernie Banks hit his fifth grand slam of the season to establish a new major league mark, but Rip Repulski's 12th inning homer off of Jim Davis proves to be the difference as the Cardinals beat Chicago, 6-5.

    1955 - After being on a flag pole since June 23, Bill Sherman leaves his perch after deciding he couldn't keep his promise to sit there until the Braves won seven consecutive games. Milwaukee will win six games in a row on three different occasions, but can't get the elusive seventh victory during the 89 day span.

    1956 - Orioles catcher Tom Gastall dies as the plane he is piloting crashes into the Chesapeake Bay. The 24-year old backup backstop, who signed a $40,000 contract as a "bonus baby" with Baltimore after being drafted by the NFL's Detroit Lions, was the captain of the Boston University's basketball and baseball teams in his senior year and played quarterback for the Terriers' football team.

    1959 - Richie Ashburn becomes the all-time franchise leader collecting his 2,212th hit wearing a Phillies uniform. The historic hit is a ball which caroms off first base for a single in Philadelphia's 9-3 loss to the Braves at Connie Mack Stadium.

    1962 - Dick Donovan becomes the Indians' first 20-game winner since Early Wynn, Bob Lemon, and Herb Score each hit the total in 1956. The contest will be best remembered for the pair of back-to back-home runs hit in the first and seventh innings hit by Tribe teammates Walter Bond and Johnny Romano, who also both had doubles, in the team's 10-9 victory at Kansas City's Municipal Stadium.

    1964 - With two outs in the bottom of the 16th inning‚ Willie Davis, after singling, swiping second, and advancing to third on a wild pitch, steals home giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia. The fleet outfielder's theft of the plate is the latest frame in a National League game the feat has ever been accomplished and ties Hal Trosky's major league record set in 1944.

    1968 - Denny McLain won his 31st game, the most in the American League since Lefty Grove's thirty-one in 1931. The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 6-2 while Mickey Mantle hit his 535th and next-to-last career homer.

    1973 - Frank Robinson hit his first home run in Arlington Stadium, as a member of the California Angels. It was the 32nd Major League ballpark in which he had homered.

    1973 - Braves' Davey Johnson hits his 43rd (42nd as a second baseman) homer tying Rogers Hornsby's record for the most home runs for a second baseman.

    1973 - Astros' infielder Dave Campbell hits a first-inning two-run double against San Diego right-hander Clay Kirby to snap an 0-for-45 drought, tying a major league record set in 1909 by Bill Bergen, a catcher who played with Brooklyn. 'Soup', who will become a respected national baseball broadcaster, endured the futility while playing for three teams, combining a 17 at-bat hitless streak with the Padres and another 21 at-bat hitless streak for the Cardinals before hitting the two-bagger in his eighth at-bat with Houston.

    1977 - With two singles in his first two at bats, Ted Cox ties and then breaks Senators' Cecil Travis 1933 record of five consecutive hits at the start of a career. The Red Sox rookie designated hitter had gone 4-for-4 in Baltimore yesterday and is 6-for-6 in his first six major league plate appearances.

    1980 - At Tiger Stadium, Al Kaline becomes the first player in franchise history to have his uniform number retired. The Hall of Famer, who wore the number 6, roamed the outfield for Detroit from 1953 to 1974.

    1980 - In the Royals' 13-3 victory over the visiting A’s, George Brett goes 2-for-4. The third baseman’s two singles keeps his batting average at .400, the latest date in the season the plateau has been reached since the feat was last accomplished in 1941 by Ted Williams.

    1981 - The Red Sox snap the Yankees' nine-game winning streak at Fenway Park finally beating the Bronx Bombers at home, 8-5. Trailing for most of the game, Boston explodes for seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning which includes Rick Miller's three-run homer off New York reliever, Dave LaRoche.

    1982 - Mariner rookie Orlando Mercado becomes the third player to hit a grand slam for his first major league hit. Bill Duggelby (1898 - first at bat) and Bobby Bonds (1968 - third at bat) were the other two players to accomplish the feat.

    1984 - Pete Rose reached the 100-hit plateau for the 22nd consecutive year, an all-time record. He also tied the National League record for doubles with 725 as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2.

    1986 - Joe Cowley walks seven batters and gives up a run, but the White Sox right-hander no-hits the Angels at Anaheim Stadium, 7-1. The 28-year old Kentuckian will become the first pitcher in major league history never to win another game after tossing a no-hitter when he is released by the Phillies next season.

    1993 - Tom Glavine notches his 20th victory of the season as the Braves beat the Mets at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, 11-2. The southpaw becomes the first National League hurler since Ferguson Jenkins (1973) to win 20 games in three consecutive seasons.

    1995 - In a 15-4 rout of the Rockies, Ken Caminiti becomes the first major leaguer to hit homers from both sides of the plate in the same game three times in one month. The Padres third baseman accomplishes the feat in just four games.

    1997 - Mark McGwire hit his 54th homer and became the first in the majors to hit 20 or more homers for two teams in the same season.

    1997 - In the first inning of the nightcap of a twin bill at Royals Stadium, Matt Williams tricks Jed Hansen with the rarely used hidden ball trick. The Kansas City rookie second baseman, deceived about the location of the ball, is tagged out by the Indians veteran infielder taking a lead off third base in an eventual 6-2 Cleveland victory.

    1998 - Indian Manny Ramirez belts two homers to raise his five-game total to eight becoming only the second player in history to do so. Frank Howard accomplished the feat twice in 1968.

    1998 - In a 5-3 loss to the Angels at Edison International Field, Mariner shortstop Alex Rodriguez hits his 40th home run of the season off Jack McDowell becoming the first infielder and third player in major league history to have 40 homers and 40 stolen bases in the same season. Jose Canseco (A’s - 1988) and Barry Bonds (Giants - 1996) are the other members of the 40-40 club.

    2000 - A Dodger fan, in addition to other court-ordered restrictions, has been banned from attending home games in Los Angeles for 18 months. The irate patron threw coffee in the face of a Mets fan who was cheering a grand slam hit by New York's catcher Todd Pratt.

    2001 - Defeating White Sox, 6-3, Roger Clemens becomes the first major league pitcher to have a season won-loss record of 20-1. The five-time Cy Young Award winner has won his last 16 decisions for the Yankees.

    2001 - Cardinal freshman Albert Pujols sets a National League rookie mark with 120 RBIs. The 21-year-old infielder broke the mark of 119 established in 1930 by Wally Berger of the Boston Braves.

    2001 - Major League Baseball and the Players Association announce the creation of the MLB-MLBPA Disaster Relief Fund. The organizations will each donate $10 million to aid the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

    2002 - In his major league debut, Twins' rookie Mike Ryan strokes two singles, scores two runs and drives in two runs in the nine-run first inning against the Tigers. Unfortunately, the game is rained out in the second inning meaning none of the statistics will be official.

    2006 - Heritage Toronto commemorates the spot where Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run with a plaque at Canada's Hanlan's Point. The historic home run, the only one the Bambino would hit as a minor leaguer, came on September 5, 1914, as the visiting Providence Grays' hurler goes deep against the Maple Leafs in the International League contest.

    2006 - In a game against Florida, Julio Franco starts at third base for the Mets, who clinched the NL East flag yesterday. This is the 48 year-old infielder's first start at the hot corner since his rookie year in 1982, marking 24 years between starts at the position.

    2007 - For the tenth consecutive season, the Devil Rays lose their 90th game. Tampa Bay is the only team in big league history to lose as many as 90 games each year over the span of a decade.

    2007 - Driving in Jose Reyes with a third inning single, David Wright becomes the first Mets player in franchise history to collect 100 RBIs in three consecutive seasons. The 24-year old third baseman will finish the season with 107 ribbies.

    2008 - In only his second appearance in the Marlins’ starting lineup, Cameron Maybin equals a franchise record by getting on base in 10 consecutive plate appearances, matching the accomplishments of Derrek Lee and Juan Encarnacion. The 21-year old outfielder’s streak includes hits in eight straight at-bats, which also ties a team record shared by Preston Wilson and Gary Sheffield.

    2008 - In Tampa Bay's 11-1 rout of Minnesota, Carlos Pena's fourth-inning home run is the result of the first reversal determined by baseball's new instant replay system. Umpire Mike DiMuro at first signals fan interference, but changes the call after reviewing the video of the Rays first baseman's line drive.

    2009 - In the Brewers' 7-2 victory over Houston, Prince Fielder sets the team's RBI mark with his eighth inning sacrifice fly. The Milwaukee first baseman's league-leading 127 RBI total surpasses the 1983 club record established by Cecil Cooper, the Astros' manager who watches his record be broken from the opposing bench.

    2010 - Nationals Park hosts a simulcast of the Washington National Opera's production of Verdi’s dramatic musical play, 'The Masked Ball', as it is performed at the Kennedy Center. The annual free program, called Opera in the Outfield, features special events, kids activities, and prizes in an effort to introduce the genre to a broader audience, especially children.

    2010 - Standing on third base, Tyler Colvin's chest is punctured when he is hit by a piece of Welington Castillo's shattered maple bat. The Cubs' rookie outfielder, who will not play another game this season, scores on his teammate's double, but leaves the game in the bottom half of the inning to be taken to a hospital.

    2011 - In front of the smallest crowd in the three-year history of new Yankee Stadium, Mariano Rivera retires Trevor Plouffe, Michael Cuddyer and Chris Parmelee to finish New York's 6-4 win over Minnesota. The save, the 602nd in the closer's career, breaks Trevor Hoffman's major league mark.

    2014 - LA’s Clayton Kershaw becomes the first 20-game winner of the season when the team routs Chicago at a windy Wrigley Field, 14-5. The 26 year-old southpaw, who has compiled a 20-3 (.870) along with an ERA of 1.80. is the first Dodger hurler to reach the 20-win plateau twice since Claude Osteen accomplish the feat in 1969 and 1972.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 19...

    1856 - Baker, Phil
    1859 - Robinson, Yank
    1860 - Glenn, Ed
    1862 - Marr, Lefty
    1867 - McMahon, Sadie
    1871 - McDougal, Dewey
    1872 - Lampe, Henry
    1884 - Ryan, Jack
    1886 - Harter, Frank
    1889 - Young, Ralph
    1890 - McInnis, Stuffy
    1890 - Hartranft, Ray
    1899 - Douglass, Astyanax
    1900 - Wright, Jim
    1902 - Connatser, Bruce
    1902 - Begley, Jim
    1903 - Lind, Carl
    1906 - Clark, Cap
    1909 - Martin, Hersh
    1909 - Reiber, Frank
    1913 - Barkley, Red
    1913 - Etten, Nick
    1915 - Kardow, Paul
    1916 - Fischer, Rube
    1916 - McNamara, Bob
    1924 - Benson, Vern
    1926 - Snider, Duke
    1926 - Wall, Murray
    1927 - Sarni, Bill
    1929 - Shearer, Ray
    1930 - Turley, Bob
    1931 - Shoop, Ron
    1937 - Short, Chris
    1943 - Derrick, Mike
    1943 - Morgan, Joe
    1944 - Nagelson, Russ
    1946 - Lolich, Ron

    1946 - Ferguson, Joe
    1950 - Schultz, Buddy
    1951 - Contreras, Nardi

    1960 - Stephenson, Phil
    1962 - Myers, Randy
    1967 - Abbott, Jim

    1968 - Munoz, Pedro
    1969 - Ronan, Marc
    1971 - Dawley, Joey
    1975 - Valentin, Javier
    1977 - Smith, Mark
    1978 - Johnson, Nick
    1979 - Good, Andrew
    1980 - Roberts, Ryan
    1980 - Sadler, Ray
    1981 - Baker, Scott
    1983 - Devine, Joey
    1983 - Diaz, Robinzon
    1983 - Haeger, Charlie

    1983 - Jaso, John
    1984 - Valencia, Danny
    1985 - Gonzalez, Gio

    1986 - Vasquez, Anthony
    1988 - Jones, Christopher
    1989 - Springer, George
    1992 - Querecuto, Juniel

    Baseball Deaths on September 19...

    1930 - Pond, Arlie
    1932 - Neu, Otto
    1936 - Hart, Bill
    1938 - Hawley, Pink
    1949 - Danner, Buck
    1960 - Brockett, Lew
    1963 - Harriss, Slim
    1970 - Danforth, Dave
    1972 - Bartholomew, Les

    1974 - Taylor, Zack
    1977 - Livingston, Paddy
    1980 - Capron, Ralph
    1993 - Wurm, Frank
    1995 - Lovett, Mem

    1996 - Fernandez, Nanny
    1997 - Butland, Bill
    2001 - Stafford, Bill
    2005 - Grissom, Marv
    2006 - Peterson, Buddy

    2008 - Andres, Ernie
    2015 - Etheridge, Bobby
    2015 - Young, Walter






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    On September 20 in Baseball History...

    1902 - The White Sox first no-hitter in franchise history is tossed by Jim 'Nixey' Callahan when he defeats the Tigers, 2-0. The right-hander will accumulate 99 victories on the mound, but the utility player will pitch in only eight of his 13 seasons in the major leagues.

    1905 - Chicago White Sox president Charles Comiskey orders a houseboat built for the express purpose of transporting and housing the team during spring training.

    1907 - At Exposition Park in Pittsburgh, Nick Maddox no-hits the Dodgers, 2-1. At the age of 20 years and ten months, the Pirates hurler becomes the youngest pitcher and the second rookie to throw a no-hitter.

    1908 - Defeating the A's, 1-0, Frank Smith hurls his second career no-hit game. 'Piano Mover', as the right-hander was called by his White Sox teammates, also held the Tigers hitless for a game in 1905.

    1908 - In the bottom of the ninth inning at Huntington Avenue Grounds, Freddy Parent, while being walked intentionally by Eddie Plank, reaches out and pokes a shallow sac fly to right field. The unexpected sacrifice scores the winning run in the White Sox 1-0 victory over Philadelphia, and gives Frank Smith, who held the A's hitless, his second career no-hitter.

    1911 - Bill Bergen ends his major league career with the lowest lifetime batting average for a position player in major league history by hitting an anemic .170 during his 11-year tenure with the Reds and Superbas. The 33-year old backstop, who had only one year of batting above .200, also holds the records for lowest season batting average for a regular (.139 in 1909) and the longest streak of at-bats without a hit (46 in 1909).

    1912 - Losing to the Tigers, 6-4, Smoky Joe Wood fails to break Walter Johnson's record of 16 consecutive victories, established earlier in the season. Joe Lake gets the win pitching the last five innings after replacing starter Bill Covington who is thrown out of the game during the 5th inning.

    1919 - On Babe Ruth Day in Boston, the Bambino scores the winning run in both ends of the doubleheader. Ironically, it will be the last game he plays for the Red Sox in Fenway.

    1919 - Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson Major League mark of 27 home runs with a game-winner off Lefty Williams of the White Sox. Four days later he will hit number 28 over the roof of the Polo Grounds.

    1922 - Rogers Hornsby is stopped by Burleigh Grimes of Brooklyn after hitting in 33 straight games.

    1924 - The 37-year old righty Grover Cleveland Alexander earns his 300th victory when the Cubs beat the Giants in 12 innings, 7-3. 'Old Pete' will collect 373 victories during his 20-year career.

    1931 - For the first time in 19 years, Gabby Street appears in a major league game. The 48-year old Cardinal skipper is 0-for-1, but the backstop displays his old catching skills when he nails Brooklyn runner Babe Herman trying to steal a base.

    1931 - Lou Gehrig drives in four runs to break his old American League RBI mark of 175, set in 1927. By the season's end he will have a total of 184.

    1932 - The Cubs clinch the National League pennant when they beat Pittsburgh, 5-2, thanks to Kiki Cuyler's seventh-inning bases-loaded triple. The Wrigley Field contest features rookie second baseman Billy Herman's 200th hit of the season.

    1951 - Replacing "Happy" Chandler, Ford Frick is selected by the owners to be the third commissioner of the sport. The former National League president, who will be best remembered for his decision as commish for suggesting the single-season home run records of Babe Ruth and Roger Maris be listed separately based on the length of the season, will hold the position for fourteen years.

    1953 - Ernie Banks of the Cubs hits his first Major League home run against Gerry Staley, but the Cards win 11-6.

    1953 - Gene Baker, the other half of the Kansas City Monarchs double play duo along with Ernie Banks, joins his former Negro League teammate making his major league debut with the Cubs. In 1961, the second baseman will be named manager of the minor league Batavia, New York team becoming the first black manager in organized baseball.

    1954 - The Giants clinch the pennant when they beat the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 7-1. The National League champs, finishing the season five games ahead of second-place Brooklyn, will go on to sweep Cleveland in the Fall Classic.

    1955 - Willlie Mays becomes the seventh player to hit fifty home runs in a season when he connects off Pittsburgh's Vern Law for the second time in the Giants' 14-8 victory at the Polo Grounds. The round-tripper is the 24-year old center fielder's seventh in six consecutive games.

    1958 - Thanks to a Gus Triandos home run, recently acquired Oriole knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits Yankees, 1-0. It will be the last time in this century the Yankees will fail to get a hit in a game.

    1959 - Losing to the Dodgers, 8-2, the San Francisco Giants play their last game at Seals Stadium. The transplanted New York team, which compiled an 86-68 record in their two-year stay in the former PCL park, will move to the newly constructed Candlestick Park next season.

    1961 - In a 13-inning contest, Sandy Koufax goes the distance beating the Cubs, 3-2, in the last regular season game to be played at the LA Memorial Coliseum, which was originally built for the 1932 Olympics. The Dodgers are leaving the only home they have known since moving from Brooklyn four seasons ago to play in a brand new stadium in Chavez Ravine, located a few miles from downtown Los Angeles.

    1961 - The 155th Yankees game of 1961 (including a tie) is Roger Maris' last chance to beat Babe Ruth, in compliance with Commissioner Ford Frick's statement that, for the record to be broken, Maris must do it in the same number of games as Ruth. Maris' 59th home run of the year, off Jack Fisher, is short of the record, but helps New York beat Baltimore 4-2 as the Yankees clinch their 26th American League pennant.

    1966 - The Mets' 3-0 victory over Houston, their 63rd win, assures the team will lose less than a hundred games in a season for the first time in the five-year history of the franchise. The Amazin's, who will finish the campaign in ninth place with a 66-95 record, averaged 113 losses a season during their first four years in the league.

    1968 - Mickey Mantle hit his 536th and final home run of his 18-year major league career. The homer is given up by Jim Lonborg in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

    1969 - Giving the Pirates their third win in two days against the eventual world champs, Bob Moose no-hits the first-place Mets at Shea Stadium, 4-0. The 21-year old Pirates right-hander will compile a 14-3 record with a 2.91 ERA for the third-place Bucs this season.

    1972 - By scoring all of their runs in the second inning, the Braves put it on cruise control beating the Astros, 13-6. Only 2061 fans are on hand at Atlanta Stadium to enjoy the big inning.

    1972 - With a 6-2 complete-game victory over Montreal at Wrigley Field, Milt Pappas wins his 200th major league game. The Cubs' right-hander becomes the first hurler to reach the milestone without the benefit of a single 20-win season.

    1973 - At Shea Stadium, Dave Augustine of the Pirates appears to hit a potential game-ending home run in the 13th inning but the ball hits the top of the fence and Met outfielder Cleon Jones catches it and throws out Richie Zisk at home plate. The Mets will go on to win the game, and the minor league veteran outfielder will never homer in the majors.

    1973 - Prior to the 4-3 Mets victory over Pittsburgh, Willie Mays announces his retirement at a press conference held at the ballpark's Diamond Club. Five days later, the club will honor the aging superstar with a night at Shea Stadium.

    1980 - In memory of Thurman Munson, a bronze plaque is dedicated to the deceased New York catcher in Yankee Stadium's Memorial Park. The 32-year old team captain Munson was killed last season attempting to land his Cessna Citation at Akron-Canton Airport.

    1980 - Baltimore hurler Steve Stone ties a club record for the most wins in a season as he beats the Blue Jays for his 24th victory. The Orioles’ right-hander matches the 1970 totals of both Mike Cuellar and Dave McNally.

    1980 - George Brett goes 0-for-4 in a 9-0 loss to the A's to drop his average below .400 for good. He is now hitting .396 and will finish the season at .390.

    1983 - In the first inning of a 14–1 rain-shortened five-inning victory over the Orioles, the Tigers stroke 10 consecutive hits and score 11 runs. Detroit's opening offense ties the American League record for runs scored to start a game which was established by the Boston Americans in 1901.

    1984 - With a 5-4 victory over San Francisco at Jack Murphy Stadium, the Padres win their first division crown. In addition to winning the clincher, Tim Lollar hits a three-run home run in the second inning to help his cause.

    1986 - Tying the National League record for steals in one game, Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn swipes five bases as the Astros beat San Diego, 10–6. During his 20-year career, the .338 lifetime hitter will average only 16 stolen bases per season.

    1988 - Wade Boggs becomes the first player in this century to get 200 hits in six consecutive years. The 30-year old Red sox third baseman will extend the streak to seven straight seasons with 205 hits in 1989. Boggs also joined Lou Gehrig as the only players to get 200 hits and 100 walks in three consecutive years.

    1992 - Phillies' second baseman Mickey Morandini catches Jeff King's line drive, steps on second doubling up Andy Van Slyke and tags Barry Bonds to complete an unassisted triple play in a 3-2 loss to the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium.

    1995 - The Padres play their one-thousandth home game without having a rain out. The streak, which began on April 20, 1983, will end on May 12, 1998, a total of 1,184 games over a span of 15 years.

    1995 - The Rockies equal a franchise record for runs scored as they rout the Padres on 23 hits, 20-1. Colorado outfielder Matt Holliday also ties a club mark with an eight RBI day, homering twice in the Coors Field contest.

    1996 - Eddie Murray’s 500th home run ball is sold to Michael Lasky for $280,000 and it could be worth as much as $500,000 thanks to an annuity to be paid over 20 years. The new owner, who is the founder of the Psychic Friends Network, plans to put the Camden Yards souvenir on public display for “the people of Baltimore".

    1997 - Cardinal Mark McGwire becomes the first major leaguer to hit 20 home runs for two different teams in the same season. 'Big Mac' had hit 34 with the A's before being traded to St. Louis.

    1998 - After nearly 16 years of not missing a game, Cal Ripken takes himself out of the lineup after playing in a major-league record 2,632 consecutive games. The Orioles shortstop's consecutive streak ends in Baltimore's loss to the Yankees at Camden Yards in a nationally televised Sunday night game.

    1998 - At Milwaukee's County Stadium, Cardinals' first baseman Mark McGwire extends his home run record to 65 and should have had his 66th homer of the season, but his fly ball to center field is ruled a ground rule double due to fan interference which video replays clearly show as the wrong call. Big Mac's first inning round-tripper, his 32th hit as a visiting player, breaks George Foster's 1977 National League and ties 1927 Babe Ruth's records for home runs hit on the road.

    2002 - Oriole infielder Mike Bordick sets a major league record playing his 102nd successive game at shortstop without committing an error. Rey Ordonez, playing shortstop for the Mets, had established the mark in 1999-2000.

    2002 - With a 9-3 victory over the Astros at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals clinch the Central Division of the National League. An emotional on- field celebration includes Albert Pujols carrying Darryl Kile's No. 57 jersey onto the field in tribute of the pitcher who died unexpectedly in June.

    2003 - Unlike this season when the team played twenty-five percent of its home games in San Juan, the players vote to play their entire 2004 home schedule in Montreal. The MLB owners, who collectively own the franchise, have been considering moving the Expos permanently to Washington, D.C., Portland (Oregon) or Monterrey, (Mexico) or continuing the present format by having the team split home games between different locations (Puerto Rico or Mexico and Montreal).

    2003 - When Marcus Giles sends Brad Penny's 3-2 pitch into the stands, the Braves tie the National League record by having six players to hit at least 20 home runs in season. Along with the Atlanta's second baseman, Javy Lopez, Gary Sheffield, Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones and Vinny Castilla equal the mark established by Eddie Mathews (32), Hank Aaron (32), Joe Torre (27), Felipe Alou (23) Mack Jones (31) and Gene Oliver (21) of the 1965 Milwaukee Braves.

    2006 - Although the team bows to the Blue Jays at the Stadium, the Yankees capture their ninth consecutive AL East title thirty minutes later as the second place Red Sox are defeated by the Twins. The Bronx Bombers become the second team in the Big Apple this week to pop the champagne as their crosstown rivals, the Mets, clinched the NL East Division two days ago.

    2006 - After a Royals 3-0 loss to the Angels, KC skipper Buddy Bell announces he needs to take a medical leave to treat a growth in his tonsils and will be replaced in the dugout by bench coach Billy Doran. The manager's wife, Gloria, has also battled tonsil cancer.

    2007 - With his 4-for-4 performance and getting hit with a pitch with the bases loaded, September call-up J.R. Towles establishes a franchise-record eight RBIs as the Astros rout the Cardinals, 18-1. The outstanding offensive output by the 23-year old rookie catcher, who started the season with the Single-A Salem Avalanche, helps Houston produce its most lopsided victory in team history.

    2008 - With a 5-4 victory over St. Louis at Wrigley Field, the Cubs win their second straight National League Central Division championship. It is the first time the club will appear in consecutive postseasons since the 1906-08 teams played in the World Series.

    2009 - The Cubs suspend Milton Bradley for the rest of the year, a day after the turbulent outfielder criticizes the team in a newspaper interview citing there wasn't a “positive environment” in the organization, and he could see why the club hasn’t won a championship in the last century. The decision whether Chicago brings back the 32-year old, who still has two years remaining on a $30 million, three-year contract he signed as a free agent last offseason, will be general manager Jim Hendry’s call, according to manager Lou Piniella.

    2010 - A teen-age fan, wearing a red spandex suit with a red mask, is subdued by Matt Diaz after the intruder runs onto the field and eludes a security guard during the Braves-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves' left fielder tackles the costumed 17-year old, who will be released from juvenile detention tomorrow afternoon with the parents apologizing for their son's actions.

    2010 - George Steinbrenner is honored with a 7-by-5-foot, 760-pound monument of bronze atop a granite base in Monument Park. The unveiling of the tribute to the recently deceased Yankee owner is attended by estranged former manager Joe Torre, who is making his first visit to the new Yankee Stadium.

    2011 - Clayton Kershaw becomes the Dodgers' first 20-game winner since Ramon Martinez accomplished the feat in 1990. Allowing just one run in 7 1/3 innings, the southpaw gets the victory when LA beats the visiting Giants, 2-1.

    2012 - Washington secures a playoff spot when they beat the Dodgers at Nationals Park, 4-1. The last time there was postseason baseball in the nation’s capital occurred 79 years ago, when player-skipper Joe Cronin and the Senators lost to the Giants in five games in the 1933 World Series.

    2014 - Oliver Perez records the first four-strikeout inning in Diamondback history when a dropped third strike allows the first batter to reach base in the seventh frame of the team's 5-1 loss to Colorado at Coors Field. The 33 year-old Arizona southpaw becomes the 69th different major league hurler to accomplish the feat.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 20...

    1860 - Boyle, Henry
    1861 - Pechiney, George
    1878 - Schlafly, Larry
    1881 - Bowser, Red

    1893 - Bradley, Jack
    1898 - Dressen, Chuck
    1899 - Schnell, Karl
    1900 - Greene, Nelson
    1908 - Bonura, Zeke

    1912 - DePhillips, Tony
    1912 - McLean, Al
    1916 - Juelich, Red
    1922 - Lombardi, Vic
    1937 - Tresh, Tom
    1941 - Ribant, Dennis
    1943 - Morales, Rich

    1944 - Phillips, Ed
    1945 - Jurewicz, Mike
    1946 - Harrison, Roric
    1947 - Hamm, Pete
    1952 - Wilhelm, Jim
    1954 - Detherage, Bob
    1954 - Klutts, Mickey
    1956 - Gates, Mike
    1958 - Siwy, Jim
    1960 - Gallagher, Dave

    1960 - Kramer, Randy
    1968 - Elliott, Donnie
    1970 - Snopek, Chris

    1975 - Lara, Yovanny
    1976 - Walker, Kevin

    1978 - Bay, Jason
    1981 - Tata. Jordan
    1983 - Sanchez, Angel

    1985 - Desmond, Ian
    1985 - Mattison, Kevin
    1986 - Ramos, A.J.
    1988 - Lombardozzi, Steve
    1989 - Snodgress, Scott

    1990 - Giles, Kenneth

    Baseball Deaths on September 20...

    1896 - Crane, Ed
    1904 - Neagle, Jack
    1909 - Wright, Joe
    1910 - Schiappacasse, Lou
    1919 - Seymour, Cy
    1937 - Stovey, Harry
    1946 - Piatt, Wiley

    1955 - Herman, Art
    1956 - Gastall, Tom
    1959 - Walker, Tilly
    1961 - McGinley, Jim
    1970 - Lamlein, Fred

    1970 - Hill, Oliver
    1973 - Bishop, Jim
    1974 - Huenke, Al
    1975 - Tompkins, Chuck
    1981 - Fisher, Harry
    1990 - Gyselman, Dick
    1991 - Peek, Steve
    1991 - Morgan, Chet
    1997 - Hickey, Jim
    2001 - Archie, George
    2001 - Stephenson, Joe

    2007 - Sullivan, John
    2010 - Cassini, Jack
    2010 - Pilarcik, Al

    2013 - Linden, Walt






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Re: Pale Hose History
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    On September 21 in Baseball History...

    1892 - At Cleveland's League Park, John Clarkson of the Spiders beats the Pirates 3-2 to become the fifth pitcher in major league history to record his 300th victory. The 31-year old right-hander will compile a 328-178 record during his 12 year Hall of Fame career in the big leagues.

    1896 - Connie Mack announces he will leave the Pirates to manage the minor-league Milwaukee Brewers of the Western League. The light-hitting catcher retires as a full time player to accept the deal which includes twenty-five percent of the club, a precursor to his 54-year reign as the owner of the American League A's.

    1922 - The American League reinstates the Most Valuable Player award, last given in 1914, appointing a committee of one writer from each city. The trophy goes to George Sisler. The National League will pick up the idea two years later.

    1923 - Babe Ruth is the unanimous choice of the American League committee of baseball writers for the Most Valuable Player Award.
    1925 - Barney Friberg catches an inning in a 9-7 loss against Pittsburgh, the only position on the field the Phillies utility man hadn't yet played this season. The achievement will be noted in a Ripleys Believe or Not cartoon.

    1934 - In the second game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field, 22-year old Cardinal hurler Paul Dean becomes the fifth rookie to throw a no-hitter beating the Dodgers, 3-0. His brother Dizzy had thrown a two-hitter in the first game of the twin bill blanking Brooklyn, 13-0.

    1939 - The National League announces that for the first time in the 20th century, games will be transferred from one city to another. A doubleheader in Philadelphia will be moved to Brooklyn in an effort to top one million paid attendance.

    1944 - After a 5-15 stretch that ate away a chunk of their 20-game lead, the Cardinals finally clinch the National League flag with a 5-4 win over Boston. They will finish with 105 victories and their third title under Billy Southworth, whose clubs won 316 games in three years.

    1947 - The first Reds game is broadcast on television by W8XCT, the station which will become known WLWT. An estimated home audience of 10,000 viewers watches their hometown heroes lose to the Pirates in the Sunday afternoon contest at Crosley Field, 11-7.

    1949 - At Wrigley Field, the Phillies beat Chicago, 3-1, for their 78th victory of the season. The win guarantees the club its first winning season since 1932, snapping a 16-year streak of futility.

    1951 - In his major league debut, Cardinals hurler Jack Collum throws a two-hit shutout against the Cubs at Sportsman's Park, 6-0. The rookie southpaw developed a natural screwball due to losing part of his index finger in a farm accident.

    1952 - In front of the second largest crowd this season, with many of the 8‚822 fans rooting for the Dodgers, the Braves play their last home game in Boston. Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella hits the last home run at Braves Field in an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee-bound club.

    1954 - Rookie pitcher Bob Grim wins his 20th game when the Yankees defeat the Senators, 3-1. Due to arm troubles, the 24-year old right-hander will eventually be used exclusively in relief, being selected for the All-Star team in that role for the American League squad in 1957.

    1956 - At Fenway Park, the Yankees strand 20 runners on base losing to the Red Sox, 13-7. The number of players left on base sets a big league record for a nine-inning game.

    1957 - Gail Harris is the last player to hit a home run as a New York Giant in a 9-5 win over the Pirates in the second game of a doubleheader. Ruben Gomez gains the last victory for the New York Giants.

    1959 - With an eight-inning 12-hit effort in the Braves' 8-6 victory over Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, lefty Warren Spahn earns his 20th victory for the fourth consecutive season and for the tenth time in his career. The southpaw will compile 13 seasons with twenty or more wins during his 21-year Hall of Fame tenure in the major leagues.

    1963 - At Wrigley Field, Jerry Lynch leads off the top of the ninth with pinch-hit home run which proves to be the difference in the Pirates' 7-6 victory over Chicago. The historic homer is the southpaw slugger's 15th career homer coming off the bench, establishing a new major league record that was previously shared with former Cincinnati teammate, George Crowe.

    1964 - Returning from a West Coast road trip, the Phillies are greeted at the airport by over 2,000 pennant-fever fans as the club arrives in Philadelphia early in the morning. The team, in front of the National League by six and a half games with only 12 games to play, will suffer a ten-game losing streak and will not make it to the postseason.

    1964 - In the first of ten consecutive losses, the front-running Phillies lose to the Reds at Connie Mack Stadium, 1-0. The game’s sole run scores in the sixth inning when Chico Ruiz steals home, the play which many fans believe is the harbinger of the season-ending collapse which will see the team blow a six-and-half game lead with 12 left to play.

    1969 - In a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the tenth inning at Candlestick Park, LA's Pete Mikkelsen quickly retires the first two Giants batters, but then is ordered to intentionally walk Willie McCovey, who is 4-for-4 in the game.  The Dodger reliever proceeds to issue free passes to the next two hitters unintentionally, loading the bases, and then loses the game when shortstop Maury Wills boots pinch-hitter Jim Davenport's ground ball.

    1970 - Vida Blue becomes the 11th rookie to throw a no-hitter. The A's right-hander, who will become the AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner next season, beats the Twins at Oakland Coliseum, 6-0.

    1971 - For the fourth consecutive season, Dave McNally wins his 20th game when he blanks New York at Yankee Stadium, 5-0. The southpaw becomes the first of the four 20-game winners on the club, which includes Jim Palmer, Mike Cuellar, and Pat Dobson.

    1973 - With a 10-2 win over the Pirates at Shea Stadium, the Mets reach .500 (77-77) for the first time since May 27. New York's victory, the 21st in their last 29 games, puts the eventual division champs into first place in the 'NL Least'.

    1975 - During a 6-5 victory over the Tigers in Detroit, a bone is broken in Jim Rice's hand when he is struck by a Vern Ruhle pitch in the first inning. The injury will cause the Red Sox rookie sensation to miss the remainder of the season including the World Series.

    1979 - In the Royals' 13-4 rout of the A's at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, U.L. Washington hits two three-run home runs, one left-handed, one right-handed. The pair of round-trippers will be be the only ones the Kansas City shortstop hits in the 101 games he plays this season.

    1981 - Steve Carlton struck out Andre Dawson in the third inning for the left-hander's 3,118th career strikeout, the most in the National League. But the Philadelphia Phillies lost to Montreal, 1-0 in 17 innings.

    1982 - Playing against the Royals at Anaheim Stadium, outfielders Fred Lynn and Brian Downing crash through the left field fence while trying to catch a fly ball. Lynn makes the catch and it is ruled an out, the umpires reasoning that it is the same as if he had tumbled into the seats.

    1986 - Allowing only a third inning triple to opposing pitcher Bob Knepper, 22-year old Jimmy Jones tosses a one-hit shutout in his major league debut when San Diego blanks Houston, 5-0. The Number 1 draft pick will post only a 43-39 record during his eight-year big league career with the Padres, Yankees, and Astros.

    1987 - Darryl Strawberry and Howard Johnson become the first teammates to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in the same season when the Straw man steals two bases in the Mets' 7-1 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. The southpaw swinger is only the tenth member of the 30-30 club‚ but is the fourth player, along with HoJo, Indians' right fielder Joe Carter, and Reds center fielder Eric Davis, to accomplish the feat this season.

    1987 - Howard Johnson breaks a 53-year-old National League record when he strokes his 36th home run as a switch hitter. The Mets third baseman's historic homer, a grand slam, surpasses the mark established by Cardinals' first baseman Ripper Collins in 1934.

    1988 - Astros' right-hander Bob Knepper tosses a one-hitter beating Pete Smith, who also throws a complete game, and the Braves, 1-0. The only Atlanta hit in the 2:04 minute Astrodome contest is a Dale Murphy second-inning infield single.

    1995 - Colorado's John Vander Wal set a Major League record with his 26th pinch-hit of the season, a home run in the seventh inning against San Francisco.

    1997 - Mike Piazza becomes the first Dodger, and the first player in 25 years, to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium. Piazza's 478-foot drive off Colorado's Frank Castillo bounces off the left field pavilion roof. Pittsburgh's Willie Stargell was the only other player to hit a ball out of the stadium (in right field), accomplishing the feat in both 1969 and 1973.

    1997 - At Kauffman Stadium, Indians starter John Smiley breaks his arm throwing a curve ball warming up in the bullpen. The southpaw, who was obtained in a mid-season trade from the Reds, had recently been placed on the disabled list due to tendinitis.

    1998 - Jason Kendall sets a new National League record for catchers swiping his 26th base in an 8-1 loss to the Giants at Candlestick Park. The Pirates backstop surpasses the previous mark set by John Stearns playing for the Mets in 1978.

    2000 - In a 10-3 victory over the Marlins, Vladimir Guerrero establishes an Expo single-season home run record by hitting his 43rd round tripper. The outfielder breaks his own record he set last year.

    2001 - Ranger infielder Alex Rodriguez hit his 47th home run tying the major league record for home runs in a season by a shortstop. The Cubs' legend Ernie Banks established the record in 1958.

    2001 - The Mets donate their day's pay, which totals approximately $500,000, from tonight's game with the Braves at Shea to a rescue fund for the families of the firefighters and policemen killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. The contest is the first professional baseball game played in New York since the tragedy.

    2001 - A crowd 41,235 at Shea Stadium witnesses the return of baseball to New York City for the first time since the terrorist attacks of September 11. Uplifting ceremonies before and during the game, which include singers Diana Ross, Marc Anthony, Lisa Minnelli as well as bagpipers, pay tribute to victims of the tragedy. Mike Piazza's eighth inning home run gives the Mets a 3-2 dramatic victory over the Braves.

    2003 - With Atlanta beating the Marlins, 8-0, Greg Maddux becomes the first pitcher ever to have won at least 15 games in 16 consecutive seasons. The Braves' righty had shared the record with Cy Young.

    2004 - In the 16-6 rout over the Angels, Raul Ibanez ties an American League record shared by 20+ players when he collects six hits in the nine-inning contest. The mark for the most hits in an AL game is 9 accomplished Cleveland's Johnny Burnett in an 18-inning marathon against Philadelphia.

    2005 - At Shea Stadium, Mudcat Grant and Al Downing welcome Marlins’ southpaw Dontrelle Willis to the "Black Aces", a fraternity of African-Americans to win 20 games in a big league season. Beating the Nationals earlier in the month, the D-Train became the 13th black to accomplish the feat and will join the Aces’ foundation to help in promoting baseball in African-American community.

    2006 - David Ortiz breaks the Red Sox's franchise record of 50 home runs in a single-season established by Jimmie Foxx in 1938. 'Big Papi', who will hit another dinger in the seventh inning, surpasses the Hall of Famer in the bottom of the first inning going deep over Fenway's right field bullpen off Twins' ace southpaw, Johan Santana.

    2008 - After a moving ceremony celebrating the history of the 85-year old ballpark, New York beat the Orioles in the last game ever to be played at Yankee Stadium, 7-3. Julia Ruth Stevens, the Babe's daughter, throws out the ceremonial first pitch, and at the end of game, team captain Derek Jeter, standing in front of the mound, surrounded by his teammates, bids farewell to 'House Ruth Built' in an address in front of the 54,610 fans that attended the Bronx finale.

    2008 - The Rays, who have never finished higher than fourth in the American League East Division during the first decade of their existence, clinch a postseason berth with a 7-2 victory over Minnesota at Tropicana Field. Southpaw Scott Kazmir throws six scoreless innings with Carlos Pena hitting a pair of doubles and solo home runs by Cliff Floyd and Fernando Perez providing the offensive in Tampa Bay's historic win.

    2009 - Cecil Cooper is replaced by Dave Clark, the team's third base coach, as the manager of the slumping Astros. 'Coop', who had signed a contract extension to manage until the end of the 2010 season, piloted his club to a 171-170 record, including a disappointing 70-79 mark this season, during his two-year tenure in the Houston dugout.

    2010 - A 6-4 come-from-behind victory over Cleveland at Target Field along with Chicago's loss in Oakland clinches the AL Central Division for the Twins. Minnesota, who had to play a 163rd game the previous two seasons to determine a division winner, becomes the first club this season to secure a postseason berth.

    2010 - Roy Halladay, obtained in an off-season trade with Toronto, is the Phillies' first 20-game winner since Steve Carlton reached the milestone 28 years ago, and he becomes the first right-hander to accomplish the feat for the club since Robin Roberts posted a 23-14 record in 1955. The 5-3 victory over Atlanta, Philadelphia's ninth straight win that increases the team's NL East lead to five games over the fading Braves, makes 'Doc' the 17th pitcher to accomplish the feat in both leagues, having compiled two 20-win seasons with the Blue Jays.

    2013 - Mariners left fielder Raul Ibanez’s 29th round-tripper, his 300th career home run, ties him with with Ted Williams for the most hit in a season by a player who is 41 or older. The ’Splendid Splinter’, in his final year as a major leaguer, hit that many in 1960 playing with the Red Sox.

    2015 - A Victor Martinez leadoff single in the fifth inning is the only hit surrendered by Jeff Samardzija in his complete game 2-0 shutout of the Tigers at Comerica Park.   In game two of the White Sox doubleheader sweep, Erik Johnson pitched six innings striking out 9 and allowed two runs in the White Sox 3-2 win.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 21...

    1849 - Thake, Al
    1858 - Buckley, Dick
    1860 - Brown, Tom
    1860 - Bishop, Frank
    1863 - Horner, Jack
    1865 - Joyce, Bill
    1865 - Hoover, Charlie
    1868 - Daly, Joe
    1869 - Garry, Jim
    1871 - Blackburn, George
    1875 - McManus, Frank
    1882 - Quinn, Tad
    1883 - Lord, Bris
    1886 - Bader, Art
    1891 - Shields, Pete
    1891 - Britton, Gil
    1892 - Smith, Elmer
    1895 - Swigler, Ad
    1896 - Bennett, Herschel
    1899 - Lundgren, Del
    1900 - Bogart, John
    1909 - Blanche, Al
    1910 - Butcher, Max
    1910 - Auker, Elden
    1917 - Haynes, Joe
    1918 - Walczak, Ed
    1921 - McHale, John
    1927 - Clark, Jim
    1930 - Muffett, Billy
    1934 - Zimmerman, Jerry
    1940 - Fosnow, Jerry
    1942 - McDowell, Sam
    1942 - Wilson, Bill
    1947 - Todd, Jim
    1948 - Lopez, Aurelio
    1948 - Lance, Gary
    1952 - Gray, Gary
    1952 - Gardner, Art
    1954 - MacCormack, Frank
    1959 - Cox, Danny
    1960 - Rodriguez, Rick
    1963 - Afenir, Troy
    1963 - Fielder, Cecil
    1965 - Dozier, D.J.
    1969 - Christiansen, Jason
    1969 - Shelton, Ben
    1972 - Spiezio, Scott
    1972 - Withem, Shannon
    1974 - Barrios, Manuel
    1975 - Davis, Doug
    1976 - Santana, Pedro
    1977 - Tallet, Brian
    1981 - Rice, Scott
    1981 - Sadler, Billy
    1982 - Burke, Greg
    1984 - Arias, Joaquin
    1984 - Rosa, Carlos
    1985 - Bastardo, Antonio
    1986 - Phillips, Zach
    1987 - Jeffress, Jeremy
    1988 - Lin, Che-Hsuan
    1991 - Martinez, Carlos
    1993 - Bummer, Aaron

    Baseball Deaths on September 21...

    1883 - Collins, Dan
    1898 - Tierney, Bill
    1907 - Gouzzie, Claude
    1916 - Allen, Hezekiah
    1925 - Irwin, Charlie
    1926 - Keenan, Jim
    1935 - Yaik, Henry
    1935 - McFarland, Herm
    1940 - Otterson, Billy
    1945 - Humphries, Bert
    1950 - Kenworthy, Bill
    1954 - Moran, Herbie
    1965 - Seibold, Socks
    1970 - Wehde, Biggs
    1977 - Connell, Joe
    1989 - Dickson, Murry
    1993 - Goodell, John
    1995 - Cuccinello, Tony

    2009 - Goldy, Purnal
    2012 - Umphlett, Tom

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    On September 22 in Baseball History...

    1911 - At the age of 44, Cy Young gains his 511th and final career win defeating the Pirates, 1-0.

    1912 - At Sportsman's Park against the Browns, Eddie Collins becomes the only player to steal six bases in one game for a second time. The Philadelphia A’s second baseman’s feat of thievery has yet to be surpassed.

    1920 - A Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that eight White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series.

    1925 - Burleigh Grimes accounts for seven outs in just three plate appearances. The Dodger pitcher hits into two double plays, then into a triple play.

    1926 - At Ebbets Field, the aging 18-year veteran outfielder Zack Wheat hits his last homer as a Dodger, but severely pulls a muscle nearing second. The future Hall of Famer needs to rest nearly five minutes before completing his trip to home plate making it the longest home run trot in major league history.

    1935 - The Boston Braves lose their 110th game for a new National League record. They will lose 115, which remains the record until the 1962 expansion New York Mets lose 120 in a 162-game schedule. The Braves' winning percentage of .248 is a Twentieth Century low in the National League.

    1936 - With victories of 12-0 and 14-0 over the Browns, the Tigers record the most one-sided doubleheader shutouts in the history of the game.

    1947 - The Dodgers win the pennant while idle. The Cards lose to the Cubs to clinch the Dodgers' first title since 1941, this time with a five-game margin.

    1948 - For the fourth time this season, Stan Musial has five hits in five at-bats setting a National League record, and tying Ty Cobb's major league record. The hits 'Stan the Man' collects come off five different pitchers, on five consecutive pitches.

    1953 - The Dodgers tie the record for the most wins in a home park, beating Pittsburgh 5-4. They go an incredible 60-17 at Ebbets Field, tying the record of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1942. Only the 61 wins of the San Francisco Giants in 1962 in an 81-game home season will surpass the mark.

    1954 - In his major league debut, Dodger Karl Spooner blanks the Giants, 3-0 while striking out 15, including six straight. The 23-year old lefty's strikeout total is the most ever recorded in a rookie's first appearance.

    1957 - With his second round-tripper in the Dodgers' 7-3 victory over Philadephia, Duke Snider hits his 40th home run tying Ralph Kiner's National League record of five consecutive seasons with forty or more homers. The Duke of Flatbush's seventh inning homer off future Hall of Famer Robin Roberts will prove to be the last one ever hit at Ebbets Field.

    1959 - The White Sox clinch their first pennant in 40 years with a 4-2 win over the second-place Indians. Early Wynn gets the win, with Gerry Staley saving the game in the ninth.

    1961 - Jim Gentile's fifth grand slam of 1961 ties the Major League single-season record in Baltimore's 8-6 win over Chicago. Each of Gentile's slams comes with Chuck Estrada pitching for the Orioles.

    1962 - The Cubs hand Al Jackson his 20th loss of the season as the team beats the Mets, 8-2. The New York southpaw joins Roger Craig in reaching the dubious number of defeats making the pair the first teammates since Bucky Walters and Joe Bowman of the 1936 Phillies to become 20-game losers on the same National League team.

    1964 - Larry Dierker, who will have a long relationship with the franchise including stints as a broadcaster and manager, becomes the last rookie to make his major league debut as a Colt .45. On his 18th birthday, the right-hander is the starting pitcher and takes the loss when San Francisco defeats Houston, 7-3.

    1965 - Willie Mays joins Ralph Kiner as only the second National Leaguer to have more than one 50-home run season. The milestone homer helps the Giants to beat the Reds, 7-5.

    1966 - The Orioles clinched their first pennant representing Baltimore when Jim Palmer goes the distance and beats Lew Krausse and the A's at Municipal Stadium, 6-1. The franchise's last flag was raised in St. Louis in 1944 when the team was known as the Browns.

    1966 - With only 413 patrons in attendance to see New York's 4-1 loss to the White Sox, Red Barber's request for a camera to scan the empty stands is denied by the team's head of media relations. The veteran broadcaster will reportedly lose his job when he continues to tell his audience, "I don't know what the paid attendance is today, but whatever it is, it is the smallest crowd in the history of Yankee Stadium, and this crowd is the story, not the game."

    1968 - Cesar Tovar played one inning at each position for the Minnesota Twins, becoming only the second Major Leaguer in history to do it. Bert Campaneris of the Oakland A's was the other.

    1969 - During the 4-2 victory over the Padres, Giant outfielder Bobby Bonds establishes a big league record as he strikeouts for the 176th time this season. The California native will finish the year with a total of 187 and will extend the record next season with 189 strikeouts.

    1969 - Joining Yankee legend Babe Ruth, Willie Mays becomes the second major leaguer to hit 600 career home runs. The historic two-run homer is delivered as a pinch hitter in the top of the seventh inning off Padres hurler Mike Corkins, and proves to be the difference in the Giants' 4-2 victory at Qualcomm Stadium.

    1973 - John Hiller goes 3 1/2 innings in the Tigers' 5-1 victory over the Red Sox notching his 38th save, a club record. In 1971, the southpaw reliever suffered a heart attack at the age of 27.

    1976 - Right-hander Don Sutton goes the distance to become a twenty game winner for the first and last time when the Dodgers beat the Giants at Candlestick Park, 3-1. The future Hall of Famer will compile a 324-256 (.559) record during his 23-year career in the bigs.

    1977 - Bert Blyleven no-hits the Angels, 6-0. A third inning error, in which the runner is erased on a double play, and a walk, issued with two outs in the ninth, account for the only two base runners in the game for Anaheim.

    1985 - One night after scuffling with a patron in the bar of the Yankees' Baltimore hotel, manager Billy Martin has his right arm broken by pitcher Ed Whitson in an early-morning brawl in the same bar.

    1986 - Dodger hurler Fernando Valenzuela (20-10) two-hits Houston en route to a 9-2 victory at the Astrodome. The 25-year old southpaw becomes the first Mexican to win 20 games in the major leagues.

    1987 - Chicago sends Dickie Noles to the Tigers for a player to be named later. A month later the right handed pitcher is returned to the Cubs as that player to be named later.

    1987 - Future Hall of Famer Wade Boggs collects his 200th hit for the fifth straight season. The Red Sox third baseman will reached the 200-hit mark for two more consecutive seasons before the streak ends in 1990.

    1988 - The Mets clinch their fourth NL East title when Ron Darling goes the distance defeating Philadelphia at Shea Stadium, 3-1. The Amazins also copped the division flag in 1969, 1973, and 1986.

    1989 - Dave Stewart becomes the first pitcher since Jim Palmer (1975-78) to win twenty games in three straight seasons by beating the Twins 5-2. It is also Stewart's 100th Major League win.

    1990 - Andre Dawson of the Chicago Cubs stole his 300th base in an 11-5 loss to the New York Mets, becoming only the second player with 300 homers, 300 steals and 2,000 hits. Willie Mays was the other.

    1993 - The Rockies establish the major league home attendance record with 4,483,350 patrons attending games at Denver's Mile High Stadium. The expansion team averages 55,350 fans per game in their inaugural season.

    1993 - The long career of Ranger right-hander Nolan Ryan, who had announced his plans to retire at end of the season, comes to an abrupt end when the Texas starter leaves the game in the first inning after injuring his right elbow. The future Hall of Famer, who gives up five runs without retiring a batter, will throw just one more pitch after giving up a grand slam to Dann Howitt in the 7-4 loss to Seattle at the Kingdome.

    1996 - Barry Larkin becomes the first shortstop to become a member of the 30-30 club when he goes deep off Donovan Osborne in the fifth inning in the Reds' 6-3 victory over St. Louis. The future Hall of Fame infielder joins teammate Eric Davis as only the second Cincinnati player to accomplish the feat.

    1997 - The Braves become the first team in Major League history to win six consecutive division titles (not counting the 1994 strike season) after the Mets knock off the second-place Marlins. The announcement is made in the last Braves home game of the year at Turner Field in the eighth inning of a tie game with the Expos. The Braves keep the champagne on ice until the bottom of the 11th inning when Mike Mordecai strikes out, but the ball gets away and Tony Bautista crosses home plate with the winning run.

    1998 - The Blue Jays' Jose Canseco hits his 45th and 46th home runs setting a new career high.

    1998 - With his American League-leading home runs #54 and 55, Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. joins Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig as the only players to drive in 140 or more runs in three consecutive seasons.

    1998 - Braves' backstop Eddie Perez's solo home run in Atlanta's 4-1 win over the Marlins is the team's 208th homer this season breaking a 32-year-old franchise record.

    1998 - By walking in the first inning, John Olerud ties Barry Bonds' National League record of reaching base 15 consecutive times. The Mets first baseman grounds out in the third to fall one short of the 1957 major league mark set by Ted Williams.

    1998 - Tony Clark becomes the first Detroit player since Rudy York (1937-38) to drive in 100 runs in each of his first two full seasons in the Motor City.

     2000 - Passing the 1997 Rockies, the Astros establish a new National League team single-season home run mark hitting their 240th in a 12-5 loss to the Reds at Cinergy Field. The slugfest features nine home runs with Cincinnati hitting six and Houston going deep three times.

    2000 - At Cinergy Field, Astros' Jose Lima sets a National League record by giving up his 47th home run of the season passing the 1956 mark of Robin Roberts. Bert Blyleven holds the major league mark serving up 50 gopher balls as a Twin in 1986.

    2000 - Mets' closer Armando Benitez blanks the Phillies in the ninth for his 39th save breaking John Franco's club record. Franco also appeared in the Mets' 9-6 win.

    2002 - Chicago first baseman Fred McGriff becomes the first player to hit 30 home runs in a season for five different teams (Blue Jays, Braves, Cubs, Devil Rays, and Cubs). The 'Crime Dog's' first inning PNC poke also sets a record for being the 42nd major league park in which he's gone yard, one more than Ellis Burks of the Indians.

    2002 - In last game ever played at Cinergy Field, the Phillies complete a three-game sweep defeating the Reds, 4-3, in front of many of the team's former superstars except for the banished Pete Rose. The all-time hit leader, however, is not forgotten as Tom Browning paints Rose's uniform number 14 on the pitcher's mound after the game with red spray paint and, as home plate is dug up and to be delivered next door to Great American Ball Park, the crowd begins to chant, "Pete, Pete".

    2002 - Greg Maddux pitches seven innings of four-hit ball as the Braves beat the Marlins, 4-1. 'Mad Dog' joins Cy Young as one of only two pitchers in baseball history to win at least 15 games in 15 consecutive seasons.

    2003 - Hitting his 13th leadoff home run of the season, Alfonso Soriano establishes a new major league record. The Yankees second baseman has been tied with Brady Anderson who hit 12 in 1996 for the Orioles.

    2003 - For only the third time in major league history, a Korean pitcher and a Japanese pitcher oppose one another as Expos' hurler Tomo Ohka faces Jae Weong Seo as starters at Shea Stadium. Both Pacific Rim right handers throw well but neither gets the decision as Montreal beats the Mets on misplayed fly balls in the ninth, 4-2.

    2003 - The Tigers established a new mark for futility in the American League recording their 118th loss of the season. The 1916 A's (36-117) had held the record prior to Detroit's 12-6 loss to the Royals.

    2004 - By whiffing Albert Pujols in the 3-2 loss to the Cardinals, Ben Sheets breaks the Brewers' single-season strikeout record. The 26-year-old Louisiana native surpasses Teddy Higuera’s mark of 240 established in 1987.

    2005 - On the day he is scheduled to return to the team after rehabilitating his right knee and left ankle at home, the Orioles informs Rafael Palmeiro not to report to the team. The first baseman/DH, who tested positive for steroids earlier in the season, continues to stir up more controversy as the 40-year old veteran states the reason for failing the drug test due to a vitamin B-12 shot given by his teammate, Miguel Tejada.

    2005 - An American Society of Microbiology's study of the number of people who wash their hands after using a public restroom reports 83 percent of patrons take advantage of the available soap and water. Of the 6,300 bathroom users monitored, the worst hygiene was found at Turner Field during a Braves game where approximately a quarter of the patrons (37% male and 16% female) did not wash their hands after using the facilities.

    2009 - Diamondback slugger Mark Reynolds establishes a new single-season strikeout mark for the second year in a row when he misses a 1-2 breaking ball from Madison Bumgarner, his 205th K of the campaign. Prior to breaking his own dubious mark and extending it with another whiff in the sixth inning, the 26-year old third baseman collected his 100th RBI of the season in Arizona's 10-8 Chase Field victory over San Francisco.

    2010 - The Diamondbacks hire Kevin Towers as the team's general manager, bypassing the interim GM Jerry Dipoto, who is highly regarded within the organization and throughout baseball for the job he did replacing Josh Byrnes. During Towers' 14-year tenure in the same position with the Padres, San Diego won four division titles and played in the 1998 World Series against New York.

    2011 - Thanks to Shane Victorino's million-dollar pledge, the renovated 105-year-old Nicetown Boys & Girls Club celebrates its grand opening. The inner-city facility, now named after the Phillies' All-star center fielder, is only the second club in the country to bear the name of a major leaguer with the 'Flying Hawaiian' sharing the distinction with Willie Mays.

    2011 - Leo Núñez is placed on the restricted list by the Marlins without the club listing a reason, but the Associated Press has reported that the Florida closer, whose real name is Juan Oviedo, needs to return to the Dominican Republic to deal with legal issues pertaining to the use of fake identification documents. The 29-year old right-handed reliever used his childhood friend's identity in order to receive a more lucrative deal due to being believed to be only be 16 years of age instead of 17 when signing his first major league contract.

    2012 - Gio Gonzalez becomes the second pitcher in franchise history to win 20 games in a season when Washington beats Milwaukee at Nationals Park, 10-4. The 27 year-old southpaw joins Ross Grimsley, who accomplished the feat in 1978 when the club played in Montreal as the Expos.

    2013 - Felix Hernandez, making his first appearance since suffering a strained oblique, sets a record for strikeouts in a start lasting four or fewer innings when he whiffs 10 batters before the fifth frame in the Mariners’ 3-2 victory at Angel Stadium. The fans aren't the only ones buzzing during King Felix's performance as a swarm of bees in the outfield delays the contest for 23 minutes during the third inning.

    2014 - Chris "The Hound" Bassitt picks up his first major league victory in a 2-0 White Sox shutout at Comerica Park in Detroit.  Bassitt pitched 7.2 innings of 6 hit ball striking out three and walking one.  Jake Petricka pitched a perfect 1 1/3 innings to preserve the shutout while picking up his 14th save of the season.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 22...

    1862 - Keating, Bob
    1869 - Stephenson, Dummy
    1870 - Powers, Doc
    1875 - Marshall, Doc
    1878 - Himes, Jack
    1879 - Conn, Bert
    1880 - Flater, Jack
    1882 - Sitton, Carl
    1884 - Land, Grover
    1885 - Lonergan, Walter
    1885 - Walsh, Jimmy
    1885 - Stem, Fred
    1888 - Scott, Jim
    1889 - Dauss, Hooks
    1890 - Wilie, Denney
    1893 - French, Pat
    1893 - Flagstead, Ira
    1894 - Walker, Frank
    1895 - McHenry, Austin
    1900 - Heine, Bud
    1902 - Marquardt, Ollie
    1903 - Hostetler, Chuck
    1905 - Bettencourt, Larry
    1908 - Holloway, Jim
    1915 - Diggs, Reese
    1917 - Moore, Anse
    1920 - Eschen, Larry
    1920 - Lemon, Bob
    1923 - Wright, Tom

    1927 - Lasorda, Tom
    1929 - Bright, Harry
    1930 - Harrison, Bob
    1931 - Aspromonte, Ken
    1934 - Johnson, Lou
    1936 - Camilli, Doug
    1939 - McIlwain, Stover

    1944 - Fairey, Jim
    1946 - Dierker, Larry
    1952 - Alston, Dell
    1954 - Dues, Hal
    1955 - Leonard, Jeffrey
    1955 - Tolleson, Wayne

    1958 - Sax, Dave
    1959 - Stefero, John
    1959 - Graham, Lee
    1959 - Backman, Wally
    1961 - Coleman, Vince
    1961 - Geren, Bob
    1962 - Stephens, Ray
    1963 - Peterek, Jeff
    1965 - Guthrie, Mark
    1967 - Forbes, P.J.
    1967 - Lindsey, Doug

    1967 - Howard, Matt
    1967 - Briscoe, John
    1969 - Barry, Jeff
    1969 - Devarez, Cesar
    1970 - Matheny, Mike
    1975 - Garcia, Luis
    1975 - Klassen, Danny
    1979 - Jimerson, Charlton
    1981 - Ramirez, Alexeil

    1986 - Leon, Arcenio
    1986 - Schwinden, Chris
    1993 - Cabrera, Mauricio
    1994 - Correa, Carlos

    Baseball Deaths on September 22...

    1906 - Davies, George
    1919 - Sullivan, Harry
    1925 - Beadle, Dave
    1929 - Chamberlain, Elton
    1932 - Hearne, Hughie
    1934 - Messitt, Tom
    1942 - Davis, Wiley
    1943 - Hesterfer, Larry
    1949 - Fitzgerald, Matty
    1955 - Drucke, Louis
    1956 - Tannehill, Jesse
    1960 - Bernard, Joe
    1964 - Torkelson, Red
    1980 - Neill, Tommy
    1992 - Lopez, Aurelio
    2000 - Sommers, Bill
    2002 - Carlsen, Don
    2004 - Block, Cy
    2005 - Basgall, Monty
    2005 - Ulisney, Mike
    2007 - Harman, Bill
    2015 - Berra, Yogi



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September 22, 1959 -After the White Sox clinch the pennant by beating the second-place Indians at Cleveland Stadium, 4-2, Chicago’s Mayor Richard Daley orders the city air raid sirens to blast. It is the South-siders' first American League championship since the notorious Black Sox team won the flag 40 years ago.

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    On September 23 in Baseball History...

    1901 - Against Cincinnati, the Dodgers score a total 25 runs breaking a team record.

    1905 - Tigers' rookie Ty Cobb hits his first career home run, an inside-the parker, but Washington beats Detroit, 8-5.

    1908 - Fred Merkle of the New York Giants failed to touch second base as the apparent winning run crossed home plate in a crucial game with the Chicago Cubs. The ensuing dispute resulted in the game being declared a tie and played over on Oct. 8 when the Cubs and Giants ended the season in a tie.

    1916 - Allowing only just one walk during a twin bill with the Cincinnati Reds, Grover Alexander of the Phillies wins both ends of a doubleheader (7-3 and 4-0) to establish a National League record. The future Hall of Famer will repeat the feat on September 3, 1917 against the Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) at Ebbets Field.

    1925 - Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, a .294 hitter, is named the American League Most Valuable Player with 45 points; A's outfielder Al Simmons is second with forty-one.

    1930 - In a slugfest played at Philadelphia's Baker Bowl, the Cardinals set a franchise record collecting 26 hits in a 19-16 victory over the Phillies. It will be another seventy-eight years before the Redbirds have an equal amount of hits in a game.

    1936 - Carl Hubbell notches his sixteenth consecutive victory, his 26th of the year. King Carl beats the Phils, 5-4. He resumes the streak next year to reach a record 24 wins in a row.

    1939 - In the first game of a twin bill, Brooklyn's third baseman Cookie Lavagetto reaches base seven consecutive times as the Dodgers rout the Phillies, 22-4. The 26-run Shibe Park contest takes only two hours and five minutes to complete.

    1949 - Before the game, Cleveland owner Bill Veeck and a few players hold funeral services to bury the 1948 pennant in center field. Yesterday, the Tribe was mathematically eliminated from the American League pennant race.

    1952 - The Brooklyn Dodgers clinched the National League pennant, the first time since 1948 that the pennant wasn't decided in the season's final game.

    1955 - The Yankees clinch their 21st American League pennant by beating Boston in the nightcap at Fenway Park, 3-2. The team, who will lose the World Series to Brooklyn in seven games, will finish the season three games in front of Cleveland.

    1956 - Ozzie Virgil becomes the first Dominican to reach the majors. The 23-year old Monte Cristi native, who will also see his son catch in the big leagues, plays third base for the Giants.

    1956 - With the Dodgers leading the Pirates 8-3, the largest crowd in Forbes Field's history watches the game be postponed with two outs in the ninth inning as the curfew is enforced.

    1957 - Hank Aaron's eleventh-inning homer gave the Milwaukee Braves a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and the National League pennant. It was the first time since 1950 that a New York team hadn't finished first.

    1961 - Ernie Banks voluntarily takes the bench as a sore knee brings his 717 consecutive-games-played streak to an end.

    1962 - A 12-2 Dodgers' loss at St. Louis is enlivened by Maury Wills, who ties Ty Cobb's long-standing Major League single-season record of 96 steals by swiping second base after singling in the third, and breaks it with a repeat performance in the seventh.

    1969 - In his last major league at-bat, John Miller homers making the Dodger the only player in history to have hit a home run in his first and last plate appearance in the major leagues. In 1966, as a Yankee, he went deep in the first of only 61 big league career at-bats in which he would collect only 10 hits, including the two memorable round-trippers to start and end his 32-game career.

    1969 - In an 8-3 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park, Red Sox first baseman Carl Yastrzemski hits his 200th career home. Yaz, who will hit 452 homers during his 23-year tenure in the major leagues, blasts a third-inning pitch off starter Mel Stottlemyre to reach the milestone, and then adds #201 in the eighth off Lindy McDaniel.

    1969 - Exactly one year after their manager suffered a heart attack in the dugout during a game against Atlanta, the Mets give Gil Hodges a reason to breathe a bit easier when the team clinches a tie for the NL East flag by beating the Cardinals, 3-2, on an 11th inning walk-off single stroked by Bud Harrelson off Bob Gibson. Prior to the Shea Stadium victory, Linton H. Bishop, Jr., the skipper's cardiologist, had sent him a telegram that read, "Happy to see you're No. 1. Hope your team does as well as your heart."

    1978 - The Angels' 27-year-old outfielder Lyman Bostock, a .311 lifetime hitter, is killed by a shotgun blast while riding in a car in Gary, Indiana. The shot was meant for one of the other passengers in the car.

    1979 - In a ten-inning 7-4 Cardinal victory over New York, Lou Brock steals his 938th and final base to surpass Billy Hamilton's mark established last century. In 1977, the St. Louis outfielder broke Ty Cobb's modern major league record of 892 thefts.

    1983 - With a 6-2 win over the team which traded him, Phillies' southpaw Steve Carlton records his 300th victory beating the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Redbirds traded the future Hall of Fame left-hander to Philadelphia for Rick Wise.

    1984 - The Tigers defeat the Yankees, 4-1, making Sparky Anderson the first manager ever to win 100 games in a season in each league. As skipper of the 'Big Red Machine', his team won 108 games in 1975 and 102 in 1976.

    1984 - Tiger closer Willie Hernandez establishes a franchise record when he converts his 32nd consecutive save opportunity, holding New York to one run over two innings in the team's 4-1 victory in Detroit. The mark will last for 27 years until it is broken in 2011 by Jose Valverde.

    1986 - Rookie left-hander Jim Deshaies set a Major League record by striking out eight to start the game and finished with a two-hitter and 10 strikeouts to lead the Houston Astros past the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0.

    1987 - In a 5-4 victory over the Astros, Albert Hall becomes the first Braves' player to hit for the cycle since 1910.

    1988 - Jose Canseco of the A's becomes baseball's first 40-40 player when he swipes his 39th and 40th base in a 14-inning victory over the Brewers, 9-8. Canseco also hits his 41st home run.The Oakland slugger, who will finish the season with 42 homers and 40 stolen bases, will never have a 30-30 season in his 17 years in the major leagues.

    1992 - Bip Roberts tied the National League record with his 10th consecutive hit, then grounded out against Pedro Astacio to end his streak in the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    1997 - With a 6-3 victory over the Expos at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, the Marlins clinch their first-ever postseason berth. Florida, which reaches the play-offs in just their fifth year in existence, will become the youngest franchise to ever win a World Championship.

    1997 - The Mariners break the record for most home run by a major league team when Jay Buhner goes deep for the club's 258th round-tripper of the season in the first inning of the 4-3 victory over Anaheim at the Kingdome. The eventual AL Division Champs, who will have six players hit at least 20 homers, break the record established last year by the Orioles, and will extend the mark to 264 round-trippers by season's end.

    1997 - It's clinching day in Major League baseball. The Indians clinch their third consecutive American League Central title, the Mariners secure their second American League West crown in three years, and the Marlins are in the playoffs for the first time ever.

    1998 - Houston's Craig Biggio became only the second player this century to have 50 steals and 50 doubles in a season, joining Hall of Famer Tris Speaker. Biggio, with 51 doubles, singled for his second hit of the game and easily stole his 50th base with two outs in the sixth.

    1998 - In Chicago's 8-7 loss at Milwaukee, Cubs' outfielder Sammy Sosa hits his 64th and 65th homers tying Mark McGwire's record.

    1998 - With an 8-4 victory over the Indians, the 1998 Yankees tie the 1927 team for the most wins in franchise history. The Bronx Bombers' 110 victories pull them within one game of the American League record of 111 victories by the 1954 Indians.

    1998 - With his team ahead 7-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning with the bases full of Brewers and two outs, Cubs' outfielder Brant Brown drops Geoff Jenkins's routine long fly ball to left field allowing three runs to score giving Milwaukee an 8-7 walk-off win at County Stadium. The infamous error became will be immortalized by Ron Santo's radio call when the broadcaster mournfully exclaims, "Nooooooooo!!!!!" as the ball rolls toward the ivy-covered wall.

    1999 - With a crowd of 27,549 fans, the Yankees break the New York City season attendance record with a total of 3,072,009. The Mets had previously held the record when 3,047,724 turned the turnstiles in 1988.

    1999 - In a 12-4 Orioles victory over the A’s at Camden Yards, Albert Belle becomes only the third player in baseball history to hit four doubles in one game twice during his career, and the first one to do so in one season. Along with the Baltimore designated hitter, Gavvy Cravath and Bill Werber are the two other major leaguers to accomplish the feat.

    2000 - Joining Frank Robinson, Devil Rays' Fred McGriff becomes only the second player in major league history to hit 200 homers in both the American and National League.

    2000 - Breaking the major league team record held by the 1997 Braves and the 1999 Indians for grand slams in a season, Ben Grieve's 7th inning bases-loaded home run gives the A's a record breaking 13 grand slams.

    2000 - Rafael Palmeiro becomes the 32nd major leaguer to hit 400 career homers as he hits a three-run shot in the fifth inning of a 15-4 defeat to the Angels at the Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.

    2001 - Sammy Sosa sets a major league record with his third three-homer game of the season hitting #'s 56, 57, and 58 off Astros' rookie Tim Redding. Slammin' Sammy also accomplished the feat against the Rockies (August 9) and the Brewers (August 22).

    2001 - Alex Rodriguez' 48th home run breaks Ernie Banks' major league record for most in a season by a shortstop which 'Mr. Cub' established in 1957. The homer also ties the Rangers' infielder with Frank Howard (1969 as a Senator) for the franchise record for home runs in a season.

    2001 - At Camden Yards, Yankee closer Marino Rivera establishes a franchise single-season record when he saves his 47th game, a 5-4 victory over Baltimore in 10-innings. The previous record was held by Dave Righetti who set the mark in 1986.

    2001 - Barry Bonds ties Sammy Sosa for the second-most home runs in a season hitting his 66th round tripper off rookie Jason Middlebrow. The Giants' left fielder also sets a major league record with 34 road homers passing Babe Ruth (1927) and Mark McGwire (1998) , who both had 32 dingers away from home.

    2002 - In the last public event in 32-year old Cinergy Field, over 40,000 fans attend a softball game featuring Reds greats of the 'Big Red Machine' against an all-star team of players made up from the same era. Because the game is not affiliated with major league baseball, Pete Rose is allowed to play and he receives a tremendous ovation from the Cincinnati fans.

    2005 - Jimmy Rollins' first-inning single makes the shortstop’s 28-game hitting streak the longest by a Phillies player in over one hundred years. Ed Delahanty got at least one hit in 31 consecutive contests for the Philadelphia’s National League franchise during the 1899 season.

    2005 - As a result of the merger of Bank One and JP Morgan Chase & Co. the Diamondbacks' home field, Bank One Ballpark, is renamed Chase Field. Arizona fans, who have affectionately come to call the stadium ‘Bob’, will be comforted to know the team will continue to employ D. Baxter Bobcat as the team’s mascot.

    2006 - In Milwaukee's Miller Park, Barry Bonds hits his 734th career homer surpassing Hank Aaron and establishes a new all-time National League home run mark. The historic long ball hit by the unpopular 42-year old Giants slugger receives little fanfare in the city in which 'Hammerin' Hank', a former player for the Braves and Brewers, is a local legend.

    2006 - With one home game left on the schedule, the Dodgers break their single-season attendance record established in 1982 as the team sells 3,708,723 tickets to its games played in Chavez Ravine. The previous record of 3,608,881 was determined by former National League rules which counted fans by turnstile count.

    2006 - At Camden Yards, Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons hits a foul ball straight back over the screen that hits a fan in the rib cage. The injured patron is the batter’s wife, Laura. `

    2007 - The 41-year old RFK Stadium, one-time home to the NFL Redskins and American League Senators, hosts its last major league baseball game when Washington beats the Phillies in the home finale, 5-3. When the District's new expansion team moved to Texas in 1972, the 56,000-seat facility lost baseball until the Montreal Expos arrived in D.C. to become the Nationals in 2005.

    2007 - Milton Bradley's anterior cruciate ligament is torn when his manager Bud Black spins him to the ground to keep him from going after umpire Mike Winters in the eighth inning of a 7-3 loss to the Rockies. The Padres' left fielder will miss the rest of the season due to the injury, and the first base ump will be suspended for the remainder of the season without pay for his actions during the confrontation.

    2007 - At Petco Park, the Rockies beat the Padres, 7-3, for their 84th win of the season to break a club record. Jeff Francis, who gives up seven hits and two runs in his eight innings of work, ties Kevin Ritz (1996) and Pedro Astacio (1999) for club victories and establishes a new franchise mark for left-handers winning his 17th game of the campaign.

    2007 - Mike Mussina becomes the 45th pitcher in major league history to win 250 games when the Yankees beat the Blue Jays in the Bronx, 7-5. ‘Moose’ insists that the game ball go to Joba Chamberlain, the rookie phenom who picks up his first career save.

    2008 - With a 5-4 victory over the Indians at Fenway Park, the Red Sox earn at least a wild card play-off berth. Boston's win eliminates the Yankees, who had appeared in 13 consecutive postseasons, spanning Derek Jeter's entire career.

    2008 - Blanked for the 13th time this season, the Tigers lose to Kansas City, 5-0, and fall into last place in the American League Central Division. Detroit, after making significant moves in the off season, had been favored to be one of the best teams in baseball.

    2008 - For the third consecutive season, the Marlins have established a new franchise record for home runs. Josh Willingham's second inning round tripper, the club's 202nd, sets the new mark in Florida's 9-4 loss to the Nationals.

    2008 - Tim Lincecum sets the Giants' single-season record with 252 strikeouts. The San Francisco right-hander whiffs nine Colorado batters in 4.1 innings to surpass Jason Schmidt, who had 251 K's in 2004.

    2008 - Jose Reyes collects his 200th hit of the season with a bases-loaded triple in a much-needed Mets 6-2 victory over the Cubs at Shea Stadium. The 25-year old shortstop joins Lance Johnson (1996) as one of the only two players in franchise history to reach the esteemed plateau.

    2009 - Trailing 8-0 at Dodger Stadium, the Giants take the lead scoring nine runs into the top of the seventh inning. Although L.A. will come back twice to tie the score with clutch two-out hits in the eighth and ninth, San Francisco tallies four runs in the top of the tenth frame for the 14-10 victory.

    2009 - After signing him to a one-year contract extension for 2010, the Braves announce Bobby Cox will retire as the manager of the Braves after next season. The 68-year old skipper has led the team to a string of 14 consecutive postseason appearances and a world championship during his 24-year tenure in Atlanta.

    2010 - The lone run in the Blue Jays' 1-0 victory over Seattle at the Rogers Centre scores in the first inning when Jose Bautista hits his 50th home run of the season, making the right-fielder the 26th player to reach the coveted plateau. The milestone had not been accomplished since 2007 when Prince Fielder and Alex Rodriguez hit 50 and 54 home runs, respectively.

    2010 - Ichiro Suzuki, with his fifth-inning single off Toronto's Shawn Hill, becomes the first major leaguer to compile ten consecutive 200-hit seasons, breaking the record he shared with Willie Keeler. The Mariner outfielder now has more 200-hit seasons than any player in AL history, surpassing Ty Cobb, and joins Pete Rose as the only other player with ten seasons with 200 or more hits.

    2011 - Starlin Castro becomes the youngest Cubs player to collect 200 hits in a season when he singles off Chris Carpenter leading off the game in St. Louis. The Cubs' 21-year-old shortstop accomplishes the feat at an age two years younger than Billy Herman (1932) and Augie Galan (1935), who were both 23 at the time.

    2011 - The Brewers win their first division title in 29 years when they beat Florida 4-1. Ryan Braun's three-run home run in the eighth inning, breaking the 1-1 deadlock, is the decisive blow in the Miller Park clincher.

    2011 - The Rangers' 5-3 victory over Seattle, coupled with a Halos' loss, clinches the AL West division. The title is the second in a row for Texas and the fifth in the history of the franchise.

    2011 - The Diamondbacks beat San Francisco, 3-1, to win the NL West division for the first time in four years. Arizona, who finished 65-97 last season, clinched their worst-to-first title with an eighth-inning rally much to the delight of the cheering fans at Chase Field.

    2013 - With their 2-1 win over Chicago thanks to Starling Marte's ninth-inning homer, along with Washington's defeat in St. Louis, the Pirates will appear in the postseason for the first time since 1992. The victory assures the Bucs one of the two  wildcard berths with a division title still within reach.

    2014 - Arizona names Dave Stewart as the team’s fourth general manager in franchise history. The former All-Star big league pitcher, a 20-game winner for four consecutive seasons beginning in 1987, will report to the Diamondbacks' chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, who was his manager when he posted a 119-78 record (.604) during his eight seasons with the A’s.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 23...

    1875 - DeMontreville, Lee
    1880 - Wagner, Heinie
    1880 - Neighbors, Cy
    1886 - Kelly, Joe
    1886 - Higgins, Bob
    1887 - Martin, Doc
    1889 - Schaller, George "Biff"

    1895 - Mokan, Johnny
    1897 - Irwin, Walt
    1898 - Lisenbee, Hod
    1898 - Murray, George

    1900 - Stewart, Lefty
    1909 - Mahon, Al
    1913 - Sivess, Pete
    1914 - Stewart, Mack
    1920 - Pieretti, Marino

    1922 - Donoso, Lino
    1924 - Restelli, Dino
    1942 - Woodward, Woody
    1942 - Rooker, Jim
    1943 - Lopez, Marcelino
    1943 - Llenas, Winston
    1944 - Zamora, Oscar
    1952 - Lamp, Dennis
    1952 - Morrison, Jim

    1952 - Scanlon, Pat
    1953 - Asselstine, Brian
    1957 - Fossas, Tony
    1959 - Winn, Jim

    1963 - McGriff, Terry
    1966 - Harnisch, Pete
    1968 - Bolton, Rodney

    1969 - Cirillo, Jeff
    1971 - Greene, Willie
    1972 - Harris, Pep
    1974 - Knott, Eric
    1975 - Elder, Dave
    1977 - Abernathy, Brent
    1980 - Gosling, Mike
    1984 - Kemp, Matt
    1985 - Chamberlain, Joba
    1986 - Gonzalez, Miguel
    1986 - Volstad, Chris
    1987 - Germen, Gonzalez
    1987 - Scruggs, Xavier
    1988 - Gyorko, Jedd
    1989 - May, Trevor

    Baseball Deaths on September 23...

    1896 - Crowley, John
    1901 - McJames, Doc
    1907 - Buffinton, Charlie
    1915 - Kennedy, Brickyard
    1916 - Cline, Monk
    1920 - Curley, Doc
    1922 - Rementer, Butch
    1924 - McFarlan, Dan
    1941 - Morrissey, Tom
    1942 - Thomas, Tom
    1948 - Durning, Rich
    1951 - Gear, Dale
    1954 - Wilson, John
    1955 - Fortune, Gary
    1958 - Mundy, Bill
    1960 - Hinson, Paul
    1961 - Jourdan, Ted

    1962 - Sullivan, Tom
    1964 - Barger, Cy
    1973 - Fowler, Jesse
    1982 - Mills, Lefty
    2000 - Rodriguez, Aurelio
    2010 - Shaw, Bob

    2011 - Litwhiler, Danny
    2012 - Rodriguez, Roberto





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    On September 24 in Baseball History...

    1916 - Marty Kavanagh, Indians utility man, hits the American League's first pinch-hit grand slam for Cleveland in a 5-3 win over the Red Sox. The ball rolls through a hole in the fence and cannot be retrieved in time for a play at the plate.

    1919 - With a blast that clears the roof of the Polo Grounds, Red Sox outfielder Babe Ruth ties the game in the top of the ninth in an eventual 2-1 loss to Yankees that takes 13 innings to complete. The Bambino's round-tripper, his 28th of the season, breaks the 19th century home run record established in 1894 by Ned Williamson of the NL's Chicago White Stockings.

    1922 - Cardinals outfielder Rogers Hornsby hits home runs off Giant hurlers Jesse and Virgil Barnes. The homers served up by the brothers enable the ‘Rajah’ to set the National League record for round trippers in a season with 42.

    1925 - With the Yankees trailing by three runs in the bottom of the tenth inning, Babe Ruth hits a Sarge Connally pitch for a game-winning home run which beats the White Sox, 6-5. The 'Sultan of Swat' becomes the first modern player to blast a walk-off homer with the bases full which wins the game by one run.

    1926 - The Cardinals clinch their first pennant in the 35-year history of the franchise when they beat the Giants at the Polo Grounds. Billy Southworth's second inning two-run home run off his former team proves to be the difference in St. Louis' 6-4 victory at the Polo Grounds.

    1928 - A Monday afternoon of crowd of only 404 watches the Tigers blank the last-place Red Sox, 8-0. The meager amount of fans at Navin Field is the lowest American League attendance ever recorded in Detroit.

    1929 - Tom Zachary of the Yankees wins his 12th without a loss 5-3 over Boston. He is the first pitcher to go 12-0 for a season.

    1934 - Idle Detroit wins the pennant, as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 5-0 in the season finale at Yankee Stadium. Babe Ruth walks in the first inning, limps to first base, and leaves for a pinch runner in his last home game as a Yankee.

    1940 - At Shibe Park, Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx blasts his 500th career home run off A's pitcher George Caster. The historic homer is one of four round trippers hit in the inning setting an American League mark.

    1946 - Disappointing on the field, the Yankees nevertheless finish their home season with an attendance of 2,265,512. The best previous draw was the 1929 Cubs at 1,485,166. Total Major League attendance was 18.5 million, 75 percent more than 1945.

    1948 - The Red Sox loss to the Yankees along with Detroit's defeat of the Indians results in a three-way tie for first place with Boston, Cleveland and New York finishing the day with identical records of 91-56 with only seven games to play. A one-game playoff, between the Tribe and BoSox, will be needed to crown Cleveland as the American League champs.

    1950 - With 66‚924 fans in attendance, the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 9-5, on Johnny Mize Day at Yankee Stadium. The 38-year old first baseman and future Hall of Famer contributes to the victory over the fading Boston team, now four games behind the Bronx Bombers, with a single and double.

    1957 - Grounding out, Pirates left-handed first baseman Dee Fondy becomes last player ever to bat in Ebbets Field when the Dodgers blank the Bucs, 2-0 in the final major league game ever played in Brooklyn.

    1968 - During a game against the Braves in Atlanta, Mets manager Gil Hodges suffers a mild heart attack. The New York skipper, who will die of a massive coronary in 1972, is hospitalized until October 20 when doctors give him a clean bill of health, but warned him about the continued risks of stress and smoking. 

    1969 - Home runs by Donn Clendenon and Ed Charles, and Gary Gentry's four-hitter, clinch the National League East for the Mets, who defeat Steve Carlton and the Cards 6-0. As the game ends, a large number of the 54,928 fans pour onto the field ripping up huge chunks of sod. Seven fans suffer fractures in the celebration.

    1971 - Al Downing becomes a 20-game winner when he blanks the Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, 2-0. The Dodger left-hander, best remembered for giving up Hank Aaron’s historic 715th home run, will compile a 123-107 record during his 17-year major league career.

    1971 - In the top of the fourth inning of a losing effort to Philadelphia, Cubs' starter Milt Pappas strikes out the side throwing just nine pitches. Greg Luzinski, Don Money, and Mike Anderson are the victims of the right-hander's immaculate inning.

    1974 - At Memorial Stadium in a 5-4 loss to the Birds, Tigers outfielder Al Kaline gets his 3000th hit. The milestone hit is given up by Orioles hurler Dave McNally, a two-bagger down the right-field line.

    1975 - Tom Seaver learns the adage the "third time's the charm" isn't always true when he loses his bid for a no-hitter in the ninth inning for the third time in his career. After striking out Don Kessinger and Rick Monday, rookie outfielder Joe Wallis, playing in his 15th career game, singles to right field for Cubs' first hit off the Mets' starter in the Wrigley Field contest.

    1977 - Gene Richards of the Padres and Pirates outfielder Omar Moreno both swipe their 50th base of the season to surpass Sonny Jackson's rookie record set with the Astros 1966. The Friars' first baseman will establish a new freshman mark ending the campaign with 56 thefts, three more than the Bucs' flychaser.

    1978 - Yankee southpaw Ron Guidry ties the American League record for shutouts tossed in a season by a lefty when he blanks Cleveland, 4-0. 'Gator', with his ninth complete scoreless game equals Babe Ruth's mark, who accomplished the feat in 1916 with the Red Sox.

    1979 - Pete Rose singles as the Phillies fall to the Cardinals, 7-2. Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for the tenth time. He breaks the Major League record of nine such seasons held by Ty Cobb.

    1980 - The Braves, with 24,897 watching, beat the Astros 4-2 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, pushing the Braves over the one million attendance mark for the season. The eleven other National League teams have already reached that milestone, making this the first season ever in which all the teams in one league have done so.

    1984 - Rick Sutcliffe pitches a two-hitter in a 4-1 win over Pittsburgh to clinch the National League East title for the Cubs, who will be making their first postseason appearance since 1945. The win is Sutcliffe's 14th in a row.

    1985 - Expos outfielder Andre Dawson slugs three home runs, including a pair of three-run shots in a 12-run fifth inning, to lead Montreal to a wild 17-15 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Dawson joins Willie McCovey as the only players to hit two home runs in one inning on two different occasions.

    1988 - Julio Franco's two-out, two-strike ninth inning bad-hop single spoils Dave Stieb's bid for a no-hitter. The Blue Jays' starter settles for a 1-0 one-hit victory over the Indians.

    1991 - With his 37th homer of the season, Howard Johnson establishes a new NL record for round-trippers by a switch-hitter when he goes deep off Bob Walk in the Mets' 10-8 loss to Pittsburgh at Shea Stadium. HoJo, who will extend the record finishing the season with 38 home runs, had set the previous mark in 1987.

    1992 - At the age of 40, Dave Winfield drives in four runs with a homer and a two-run double becoming the oldest player to drive in 100 runs. The 40-year-old does the trick in his 2,700th career game. The future Hall of Famer's offensive outburst helps the Blue Jays beat the Orioles, 8-2.

    1992 - Kenny Lofton establishes an Indian record when he steals 62nd base of the season, a swipe of second base in the first inning. The Tribe's rookie center fielder surpasses the previous franchise mark established by Miguel Dilone in 1980.

    1993 - Defeating Cincinnati, 9-2, the Rockies set a National League record for wins by an expansion team. Colorado's 65th win of the season surpasses the mark established by the Houston Colt .45s. in 1962.

    1998 - Tom Gordon strikes out the side saving a Red Sox 9-6 victory over the Orioles at Fenway Park. 'Flash' records his 42nd consecutive save establishing a new major league record.

    2001 - Former American major leaguer Tuffy Rhodes ties the Japanese record set by Sadaharu Oh in 1964 when takes fireballer Daisuke Matsuzaka deep for his 55th home run of the season. The Kintetsu Buffaloes outfielder has five games left to break the record, but opposing pitchers will intentionally walked him to prevent the immortal Oh's record being broken.

    2002 - Thanks to Jason's two home runs in the Yankees' 6-0 whitewash of the Devil Rays, the Giambi brothers (Jason 40, Jeremy 20) pass the DiMaggio siblings for the highest single-season total for homers with 60. The DiMaggios (Joe 46, Vince, 13) went yard 59 times in 1937.

    2002 - The Astros have their first rain delay at home since July 15, 1976. To save time, officials decide to cover the Minute Maid field with a tarp during the 19-minute delay rather than use the retractable roof.

    2003 - Eric Gagne ties John Smoltz’s National League mark for saves with 55th as he helps the Dodgers defeat the Padres, 5-3. The Los Angeles closer equals the NL mark in consecutive opportunites, which is also a record.

    2004 - Atlanta's streak of consecutive division titles is extended to 13 with the Braves clinching the NL East as a result of an 8-7 victory over the Marlins. The record run, which excludes the strike-shortened season of 1994, includes the three titles won in the NL West prior to the re-alignment of teams in 1993.

    2005 - Averaging more than 50,000 fans per game, the Yankees become the third franchise in major league history, and the first since the 1994 strike, to pass the four-million attendance mark. The 1993 Colorado Rockies and the 1991-1993 Toronto Blue Jays are the other teams which have reached the milestone.

    2006 - With the best record in the majors at 94-62, the Tigers clinched their first playoff spot since 1987. Detroit's 11-4 victory over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium ends the 19 season postseason drought.

    2006 - As the Petco Park sellout crowd roars, Trevor Hoffman retires all the three Pittsburgh batters he faces in the ninth inning ensuring a 2-1 San Diego victory. The Padres closer's 479th career save surpasses Lee Smith's total (1980-1997) making the 38-year-old reliever the all-time leader in saves.

    2006 - David Ortiz ties Babe Ruth's American League record with his 32nd round-tripper on the road. 'Big Papi's 53rd homer of the season comes in the Red Sox 13-4 losing effort to the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre.

    2007 - Baltimore completes a season sweep of the Royals with a 3-2 victory at Camden Yards. The Orioles, twenty-three games under the .500 mark, beat Kansas City seven times in seven tries making it only the sixth time in team history that a season series has been swept from an AL opponent.

    2008 - Thanks to Mark Teixeira's eighth inning solo home run, the Mariners are defeated by the Angels, 6-5, making it the fourth time in franchise history the club has lost 100 games. Seattle has the distinction of being the first team with a $100 million payroll to lose 100 games.

    2009 - When his team beats Kansas City, 10-3, Red Sox skipper Terry Francona moves ahead of Mike Higgins with his 561st win piloting Boston, the second-most in franchise history. Joe Cronin, the club's all-time leader, accumulated 1,071 wins during his 13-year tenure with the team from 1935 to 1947.

    2010 - Rafael Soriano sets a club record when earns his 44th save of the season in the Rays’ 5-3 win over Seattle at Tropicana Field. The right-handed reliever, who will extend the mark to 45, had been tied with Roberto Hernandez, who saved 43 games for Tampa Bay in 1999.

    2011 - With his strikeout of pinch-hitter Jose Lopez in the Brewers' 6-4 win over Florida, John Axford earns his 45th save of the year to set the single season franchise park for saves. The Milwaukee closer surpasses Francisco Cordero, who established the mark with 44 in 2007.

    2011 - Dillon Gee becomes the first Mets rookie to win 13 games in a season when New York defeats Washington, 6-3. In 1984, Dwight Gooden compiled a 17-9 record as a freshman in 31 starts for the team.

    2011 - In a pre-game ceremony before a nationally televised game with Boston, the Yankees celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roger Maris's record breaking 61st home run. The festivities include New York captain Derek Jeter carrying the bat to home plate that the Rajah used to hit the Tracy Stallard pitch on October 1, 1961, and Sal Durante, the 19-year fan old who caught the historic homer in the right field stands, bringing the ball onto the field.

    2011 - The 200,000th game played in major league history since 1876 goes over time. At Minute Maid Park, it takes the visiting Rockies 13 innings to beat the Astros, 4-2, in the milestone meeting of big league clubs.

    2012 - Curtis Granderson becomes only the fifth player in franchise history to hit 40 home runs in consecutive seasons when he goes deep into the upper deck at Target Field in the Yankees' 6-3 victory over Minnesota. The 31 year-old southpaw-swinging slugger joins Jason Giambi and Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Mickey Mantle as the only other Bronx Bombers to accomplish the feat.

    2013 - The Baltimore Orioles released Wilson Betemit.

    2013 - The Marlins lose their 100th game of the year, dropping a 2-1 decision to Philadelphia en route to the second-worst record (62-100) in franchise history. The season follows a much-maligned fire sale that left the team without its prized players from the 2012 roster, including Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Heath Bell, as well as starting pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson.

    2013 - Michael Wacha just misses becoming the 22nd rookie ever to throw a no-hitter when Ryan Zimmerman beats out an infield grounder with two outs in the top of ninth inning for Washington’s only hit. The 22 year-old Cardinals right-hander comes within inches of fielding the ball that cost him his bid for history in the team’s 2-0 victory at Busch Stadium.

    2014 - Twins' hurler Phil Hughes loses a $500,000 bonus when he doesn't return to the mound after a lengthy rain delay, having pitched a season total 209.2 innings, an out short needed to trigger a contract incentive worth a half-a million bucks. The Minnesota right-hander, who held Arizona to one run over eight innings, finishes his first year the team with an 11.63 K/BB ratio, the highest single-season mark for a starter in the history of the game, surpassing Bret Saberhagen's record of a 11.00 K/BB ratio accomplished with the 1994 Mets.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 24...

    1853 - Flaherty, Martin
    1859 - Miller, Cyclone
    1878 - Richardson, Bill
    1881 - Vail, Bob
    1882 - Kane, John
    1890 - Gonzalez, Mike
    1891 - Siglin, Paddy
    1893 - Sargent, Joe
    1894 - Neu, Otto
    1896 - Pennington, Kewpie
    1909 - Reder, Johnny
    1910 - Walker, Dixie

    1910 - Seats, Tom
    1920 - Davis, Otis
    1921 - Vollmer, Clyde
    1925 - Hood, Wally
    1929 - Mangan, Jim
    1931 - Krsnich, Mike
    1938 - Banks, George
    1939 - Nen, Dick
    1940 - Motton, Curt
    1942 - Nieson, Chuck
    1946 - Camilli, Lou
    1947 - Angelini, Norm
    1948 - Soderholm, Eric

    1949 - Kirkwood, Don
    1952 - Gilbreath, Rod
    1955 - Heimueller, Gorman
    1956 - Brooks, Hubie
    1958 - Acker, Jim
    1962 - Davis, Doug
    1964 - Palmeiro, Rafael
    1964 - Neidlinger, Jim
    1965 - Leius, Scott
    1966 - George, Chris
    1966 - Gilkey, Bernard
    1966 - Koslofski, Kevin
    1970 - Spoljaric, Paul
    1971 - Millar, Kevin
    1971 - Burke, Jamie

    1973 - Garcia, Jesse
    1973 - Loewer, Carlton
    1974 - McDonald, John
    1976 - Broussard, Ben
    1977 - Encarnacion, Mario
    1977 - Coco, Pasqual
    1979 - Cornejo, Nate
    1980 - Speigner, Levale
    1982 - Karstens, Jeff
    1983 - Ishikawa, Travis
    1984 - Carroll, Scott

    1984 - Crotta, Michael
    1984 - Rodriguez, Rafael
    1987 - Goebbert, Jake
    1988 - Jones, James
    1988 - Sierra, Moises

    1988 - Strickland, Hunter
    1989 - Buchanan, Jake
    1991 - Ynoa, Michael

    1993 - Smith, Drew
    1993 - Torres, Jose

    Baseball Deaths on September 24...

    1910 - Boone, George
    1913 - Roat, Fred
    1933 - Donlin, Mike
    1941 - Castro, Luis
    1946 - Tesreau, Jeff
    1956 - Marbet, Walt
    1958 - Jackson, Bill
    1963 - Gammons, Daff
    1965 - Knox, Cliff
    1967 - Allen, John
    1973 - Nelson, Tommy
    1973 - Sloan, Bruce
    1974 - Porter, Dick
    1977 - Lollar, Sherm

    1978 - Bostock, Lyman
    1980 - Ayers, Bill
    1980 - Shore, Ernie
    1990 - Werts, Johnny
    1993 - Goldstein, Izzy
    1996 - Embree, Red
    2005 - Smith, Frank
    2008 - Vernon, Mickey
    2009 - Bates, Del
    2015 - Sukla, Ed




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    On September 25 in Baseball History...

    1907 - In a game against the Giants, Pirates' third baseman Honus Wagner swipes four bases, including second, third, and home in the second inning. Outfielder Fred Clarke also has four stolen bases for Pittsburgh.

    1922 - The Giants beat St. Louis 5-4 in ten innings to clinch John McGraw's eighth pennant. It the tenth pennant for the Giants in 41 years in the National League.

    1925 - When he refuses to to play a game against the Robins‚ Rogers Hornsby is fined $500 by the Cardinals and suspended for the remainder of the season. The Redbird infielder claims to be feeling ill despite the opinion of the team doctor that he is able to take the field. 

    1929 - During the fifth inning of the Red Sox-Yankee contest at Fenway Park, all the players are summoned to home plate and are told a telegram had just arrived announcing the death of New York manager Miller Huggins. Home plate umpire, Bill McGowan, requests a moment of silence as the crowd rises and the centerfield flag is lowered to half-staff.

    1932 - Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th home run in the last game of the season to finish just shy of Ruth's 1927 record of 60.

    1941 - Combined with a Cardinal defeat, the Dodgers win their first pennant in 21 years when they beat the Braves, 6-0. Whitlow Wyatt throws a five-hitter and Pete Reiser hits a homer in the winning cause.

    1949 - In front of a cheering Municipal Stadium crowd of 33,977 attending the Indians' final home game of the season, Charley Lupica, after spending 113 days in air waiting for the Tribe to take first place or be eliminated from the pennant race, climbs down from his flagpole perch, which was recently shifted five miles from his confectionery store to the ball park on a hydraulic lift. The wobbly loyal fan kisses home plate and is rewarded with a new automobile from team owner Bill Veeck, in addition to receiving a 50-foot flagpole as a souvenir.

    1954 - A crowd of 14,175 Fenway faithful fans pays tribute to retiring Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams who is playing his last game at home. The Splendid Splinter's retirement will only last until May when his divorce is finalized with his contract being excluded from the settlement.

    1954 - Early Wynn two-hits the Tigers 11-1 for his league-leading 23rd win as the Indians notch their 111th victory, a new American League record, eclipsing the 110 wins of the 1927 Yankees.

    1955 - At the age of 20, Al Kaline becomes the youngest player to win a batting title, finishing his sophomore season with a .340 average. Ty Cobb was one day older than the Tiger outfielder when he claimed the crown batting .350 in 1907, also playing for Detroit.

    1956 - Dodger right-hander Sal Maglie no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 5-0. The 'Barber's' gem helps second-place Brooklyn to keep pace in the pennant race with Milwaukee and Cincinnati.

    1960 - For the first time since 1927, the Pirates are headed for the World Series. A gigantic torchlight victory parade in Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle at midnight celebrates the pennant.

    1960 - Defeating the Red Sox, 4-3, the Yankees clinched the American League. It will be 70-year old Casey Stengel's tenth and last pennant as he will be let go by the Yankees and be replaced by Ralph Houk next season.

    1961 - Roger Maris tied Babe Ruth's 34-year-old record with his 60th homer, off Baltimore's Jack Fisher.

    1962 - After appearing in 60 games over a two-year span, Dodger reliever Ed Roebuck suffers his first loss. The LA right-hander gives up a 10th inning home run to Houston's Al Spanger breaking the 2-2 deadlock up at Chavez Ravine.

    1963 - Team owner August A. Busch announces the Cardinals will permanently retire Stan Musial's uniform number 6. 'Stan the Man' is also appointed the Redbirds' vice president, a duty he'll begin at the end of this season after completing his 22-year Hall of Fame career as a player.

    1965 - Another Kansas City publicity stunt makes the great Satchel Paige baseball's oldest performer. At ffity-nine, Paige hurls the first three innings, garners one strikeout, and allows just one hit, to Carl Yastrzemski, in his first Major League appearance since 1953. The Red Sox jump on reliever Don Mossi for a 5-2 win.

    1965 - At age 34, Willie Mays becomes the oldest player to slug 50 home runs in a seasons. The Giants' center fielder was also the youngest to accomplish the feat hitting 51 homers in 1955.

    1965 - Mudcat Grant throws a one-hitter to beat the Senators at D.C. Stadium, 5-0, becoming the first black player in the American League to win twenty games. Don Blasingame’s third-inning double spoils the 30-year old right-hander’s bid for a no-hitter.

    1966 - For the first time in the five-year history of the franchise, the Mets will not end their season in last place. The Amazins, who will finish ahead of the Cubs, clinched ninth place by beating Cincinnati at Crosley Field, 8-4.

    1968 - With two outs in the ninth inning, Mickey Mantle steps up to the plate for his last Yankee Stadium at-bat. The aging superstar, after going for 1-for-3, works out out a walk against Cleveland starter Luis Tiant, who will strike out the next batter to complete a 3-0 complete-game victory at the Bronx ballpark.

    1973 - It's Willie Mays Night in Flushing as the Mets honor the fan favorite in an emotional ceremony at Shea Stadium after their 2-1 victory over Montreal. The 'Say Hey Kid' tells the crowd, "Just to hear you cheer like this for me and not be able to do anything about it makes me a very sad man. This is my farewell."

    1974 - In the first-of-its-kind operation, Dr. Frank Jobe transplants a tendon from Tommy John's right wrist to the Dodger pitcher's left elbow. The revolutionary ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, which will become commonplace surgical procedure better known as Tommy John surgery, enables the southpaw to win an additional 164 games games, more than half of his career total of 288 victories.

    1975 - With San Diego's 6-5 victory over Los Angeles, Randy Jones becomes the first 20-game winner in the seven-year history of the franchise. Two seasons ago, the southpaw led the league in losses with 22 defeats for the Friars.

    1979 - Behind the solid pitching of Frank Tanana, the Angels defeat the Royals, 4-1, to win their first American League West title. Jim Fregosi's 88-74 team, which will finish three games ahead of second-place Kansas City, will lose the best of-five ALCS to Baltimore in four games.

    1980 - Brian Kingman loses his 20th game as the A's are defeated by the White Sox at the Oakland Coliseum, 6-4. The 26-year old right-hander, who will win his next decision to finish 8-20, will become the last 20-game loser of this century and the first to hurl for a winning team since Dolf Luque went 13-23 for the 1922 second-place Reds.

    1980 - The Padres become the first team in baseball history to have three players to steal more than 50 bases in a season when both Jerry Mumphrey and Ozzie Smith swipe their 50th sack in a 5-3 extra-inning loss to Cincinnati. Fellow Friar Gene Richard, who will lead the club with 61 stolen bases, reached the milestone at the end of last month.

    1981 - Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became the first player to pitch five no-hitters, hurling a 5-0 victory over Los Angeles at the Astrodome.

    1983 - Bob Forsch of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched the second no-hitter of his career, defeating Montreal 3-0.

    1984 - New York's pinch-hitter Rusty Staub becomes only the second player to hit a round-tripper as a teenager and one after his 40th birthday when he hits a walk-off home run off Larry Anderson to give the Mets a 6-4 victory over Philadelphia at Shea Stadium. Ty Cobb was the first major leaguer to accomplish the feat.

    1986 - With a 9-3 loss to Milwaukee at County Stadium, the Orioles suffer the 82nd of their 89 defeats this season season assuring the team will finish below .500 for the first time in 18 seasons. The last time the Baltimore lost more games than it won in a campaign was in 1967 when the sixth-place Birds compiled a 76-85 record under Hank Bauer.

    1986 - Houston's Mike Scott pitches a 2-0 no-hitter against the Giants at the Astrodome, clinching the National League West title for the Astros. It is the first time a division has ever been decided by a no-hitter, and the third consecutive game in which Astros pitchers have allowed two hits or less.

    1989 - The Red Sox announce announce the team will not exercise its option on Jim Rice next season. Bob Stanley, the club's all-time save leader with 173, reports he will call it quits after this season.

    1989 - Wade Boggs becomes the first player in Major League history to achieve both 200 hits and 100 walks in four consecutive seasons. It is his seventh straight 200-hit season overall, extending his own modern Major League record. The Red Sox third baseman goes 4-for-5 as Boston beats the Yankees, 7-4.

    1993 - Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners became the eighth pitcher to strike out 300 batters in a season with 13 strikeouts in ten innings of a 3-2, twelve-inning loss to Oakland.

    1996 - In a 7-5 loss to L.A., Giants slugger Barry Bonds draws an intentional walk which gives him the National League record with 149 bases-on-balls in a season. The free pass is issued in the seventh inning by Mark Guthrie with two outs and a runner on third base.

    1997 - Eleven years to the day that the club won their last title, the Astros clinch their NL Central division by beating the Cubs, 9-1. Houston manages to capture the flag despite being only five games over .500.

    1997 - Donning uniform number 43 to honor recently fired manager Cito Gaston, Joe Carter becomes the Blue Jays career home run leader hitting his 203rd in a 4-3 victory over the Orioles. George Bell, who spent nine seasons in Toronto, had previously set the franchise mark 1990.

    1997 - NBC’s hit TV show "ER" airs live and includes the Cubs telecast in the background of various scenes to authenticate its claim of not being pre-recorded. The medical drama cuts to the game just as Brad Ausmus hits a three-run homer much to the delight of the Astros’ catcher who is taping his favorite program to watch later, not knowing he would be part of the cast.

    1997 - Pedro Martinez joins Curt Schilling of the Phillies in the 300-strikeout club. The Expos right-hander fans nine Marlins in a 3-2 victory to become the first pitcher in a quarter-century with 300 strikeouts and an ERA under 2.00 (Martinez finishes with an National League best 1.90 mark). The last time two pitchers fanned 300 in a season was 1972 when Steve Carlton and Nolan Ryan turned the trick.

    1998 - Curt Schilling became the fifth pitcher ever to strike out 300 batters in consecutive seasons when he fanned Kevin Orie in the seventh inning of Philadelphia's 4-3 loss to Florida in the first game of a doubleheader.

    1998 - With a 6-1 win over the Devil Rays, the Bronx Bombers set an American League record with their 112th win. The 1906 Cubs, who went 116-36, are the only team with more victories than the 1998 Yankees.

    1998 - By hitting a 462-foot blast at the Astrodome, Sammy Sosa hits #66 (and his final homer of the season) to take the lead in the HR race. Less than an hour later, however, Mark McGwire also hits his 66th in the Cardinals' 6-5 victory over the Expos to tie the Cub outfielder in the historic home run race.

    1998 - Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his league-leading 56th homer of the season and 350th of his career becoming the youngest player ever to reach the milestone. The 28 year-old outfielder drives in five runs in the Mariners' 15-4 rout of Texas, who still manages to cop their second consecutive American League West division title thanks to an Anaheim lost to Kansas City.

    1999 - For the first time in 50 years, a major leaguer drives in 159 runs when Manny Ramirez gets in two RBIs in the Indians' 9-6 victory over the Blue Jays at the SkyDome. The Cleveland right fielder, who will finish the season with 165 ribbies, matches Ted Williams' and Vern Stephens' output with the Red Sox in 1949.

    2000 - For only the second time since 1900 three teams have play in a twin bill, as the Indians beat the White Sox in the opener, 9-2, and lose the nightcap to the Twins, 4-3 at the Jake. In 1951 at Sportsman's Park, the Cardinals played host to the Giants (win 6-4) and Braves (lose, 2-0).

    2001 - In the Brewers' 9-4 victory over the Diamondbacks, teammates Richie Sexson and Jeromy Burnitz both hit three home runs. It is the first time in major league history two players have hit three homers in the same game.

    2003 - Sammy Sosa becomes the first National Leaguer to have at least 100-RBIs nine seasons in a row. The Cubs' right fielder surpasses Mel Ott and Willie Mays who had accomplished the feat eight straight seasons, and joins Rafael Palmeiro and Jimmie Foxx as the only players in major league history to hit 35 home runs and 100 RBI for nine consecutive seasons.

    2003 - Carlos Delgado becomes the 15th player in big-league history and only the fifth American Leaguer player to hit four home runs in one game. The Blue Jays' first baseman's first homer was the 300th of his career and his barrage gives him 41 for the season.

    2003 - Friends, family, associates, and former players gather at Shea Stadium on Bob Murphy Appreciation Night to honor the long-time broadcaster. Following the pregame ceremonies, the Hall of Famer, who started with the Mets in their inaugural season in 1962, will call the last of his more than 6,000 games for the team.

    2008 - The Diamondbacks, defending division champions, lose to the Cardinals, 12-3, allowing the Dodgers to clinch the NL West. Los Angeles first-year skipper Joe Torre's 13-year postseason streak continues, unlike the Yankees, his former team.

    2008 - Giving up six hits and two runs in his ninth complete game of the season, Roy Halladay posts his second 20-win season with an 8-2 victory over the Yankees at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays right-hander, en route to the Cy Young Award, compiled a 22-7 record in 2003.

    2008 - Mark Reynolds strikes out for the 200th time breaking the major league record set in 2007 by Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. The Diamondbacks third baseman will extend the dubious mark to 204 by season's end.

    2009 - In a position which the team was unable to find a reliable everyday player to be penciled into the lineup on a consistent basis for decades, David Wright establishes a franchise record, starting his 836th game at third base for the Mets, surpassing his hitting coach and friend Howard Johnson. More than 120 players, beginning in 1962 with Don Zimmer, have appeared at the hot corner for the team, but only ten have appeared in as many as 200 games during the club's 47-year history.

    2009 - New York clears the fence for the 127th time at the new Yankee Stadium to break the franchise record for most home runs hit by the team at home. Alex Rodriguez’s third-inning poke off John Lester in the Bronx Bombers' 9-5 victory over Boston puts this year's squad ahead of the 2004 and 2005 clubs, who both went deep 126 times in the old stadium.

    2010 - In the game in which he sets a team record for striking out, Brandon Inge drives in the winning run with a walk-off single in the 13th inning of the Tigers' 11-10 victory over Minnesota. With the second of his three whiffs of the contest, the Detroit third baseman surpasses the franchise record of 1,099, playing more than a 1,000 fewer games than Lou Whitaker, who had held the previous infamous mark.

    2010 - Bobby Cox, who will retire after the season ends, earns his 2,500th major league victory as a manager when the Braves blank Washington at Nationals Park, 5-0. The veteran skipper joins Connie Mack, John McGraw, and Tony La Russa as the fourth field boss to reach this milestone.

    2010 - Neftali Feliz records his 38th save of the season when he limits the A's to one hit in an inning and a third of work in the Rangers' 4-3 victory in Oakland. The freshman closer surpasses Mariners' Kazuhiro Sasaki's mark of 37 in 2000 to establish the record for the most saves by a reliever in his rookie season.

    2012 - With Zack Greinke fanning 13 batters during his five-inning outing and the bullpen adding another seven, the Angels' staff combines for 20 strikeouts in the team's 5-4 victory over Seattle, tying the record for the most ever recorded in a nine-inning game. The Anaheim starter's performance makes him the first hurler since 1920 to whiff 13 opponents in an outing that lasts less than six innings.

    2013 - In the final game he plays at Coors Field, Todd Helton homers in his first at bat, a second-inning solo in the Colorado's 15-5 loss to Boston. The 40 year-old first baseman, who announced his retirement last week, has spent his entire 17-year career with the Rockies.

    2014 - Derek Jeter makes his last game at Yankee Stadium very memorable when he drives in the winning run with a ninth-inning opposite field one-out single off of Evan Meek in the team's 6-5 walk-off win over Baltimore. The Captain's heroics help the Bronx Bombers overcome blowing a three-run lead in top of the frame.

    2015 - Phil Hughes, who finished the final start of his season one out short of reaching 210 innings to receive a $500,000 contract incentive because of yesterday’s lengthy rain delay, is given the opportunity to make a brief relief appearance for the Twins. The right-hander turns down the club's offer, saying he also he would not have any interest in simply being given the bonus that is worth half-a-million dollars.

    2015 - The Los Angeles Dodgers released Mat Latos.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 25...

    1865 - Cobb, George
    1872 - Odwell, Fred
    1872 - Harley, Dick
    1885 - Hogan, George
    1888 - Hauser, Arnold
    1888 - Zeiser, Matt
    1889 - Robertson, Dave
    1893 - Chaplin, Ed
    1897 - Anderson, Walter
    1899 - Workman, Hoge
    1902 - Malone, Pat
    1904 - Hopkins, Paul
    1905 - Mulleavy, Greg

    1911 - Atwood, Bill
    1916 - Schlueter, Norm

    1917 - Rizzuto, Phil
    1917 - Sain, Johnny

    1924 - Webb, Red
    1945 - Hepler, Bill
    1945 - Arlin, Steve
    1948 - Busse, Ray
    1952 - Butera, Sal
    1952 - Stanton, Mike

    1953 - Davis, Dick
    1953 - Putman, Ed
    1955 - Wessinger, Jim
    1957 - Hubbard, Glenn
    1958 - Mathis, Ron
    1958 - White, Larry
    1959 - Petralli, Geno
    1960 - Walsh, Dave
    1963 - Hetzel, Eric
    1965 - Wapnick, Steve

    1968 - Jefferson, Reggie
    1969 - Weathers, David
    1969 - Womack, Tony
    1969 - Munoz, Oscar
    1970 - Holbert, Ray
    1974 - Hunter, Rich
    1976 - Cerros, Juan
    1977 - Nieves, Wil
    1977 - Piersoll, Chris
    1978 - Pineiro, Joel
    1981 - Baldelli, Rocco
    1981 - Bergmann, Jay
    1982 - Reyes, Argenis
    1983 - Perez, Miguel
    1984 - Garate, Victor
    1985 - Bergesen, Brad
    1985 - Schultz, Bo
    1987 - Anderson, Lars
    1987 - Worley, Vance
    1989 - Wilson, Tyler
    1991 - Ryan, Kyle

    Baseball Deaths on September 25...

    1888 - Bass, John
    1899 - Sullivan, Sleeper
    1929 - Huggins, Miller
    1930 - Wilhoit, Joe
    1939 - LaPorte, Frank
    1940 - Jordan, Mike
    1950 - Deininger, Pep
    1951 - Richardson, Nolen
    1956 - McMakin, John
    1957 - Becker, Marty
    1966 - Stevens, Jim
    1967 - Geier, Phil
    1968 - Holloway, Ken
    1971 - Wolf, Lefty
    1972 - Lynn, Jerry
    1974 - Brady, Cliff
    1976 - Faber, Red

    1991 - Prichard, Bob
    1997 - Donovan, Bill
    2001 - Powers, John
    2002 - Hayworth, Ray
    2003 - Dixon, Walt
    2008 - File, Sam
    2013 - Stewart, Bill
    2015 - Kelley, Tom
    2016 - Fernández, José




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    On September 26 in Baseball History...

    1896 - Cleveland's Jesse Burkett gets three hits to finish the season at .410. The 'Crab' becomes the first player to hit .400 in consecutive seasons.

    1905 - When Doc White is knocked out without retiring a batter in the first inning during the first game of a twin bill against Boston, the Game 2 starter Ed Walsh enters the contest without warming up and gives up five runs before blanking Boston for the rest of the contest en route to a 10-5 victory. The Meriden, CT native proceeds to win his scheduled start in the South Side Park nightcap, 3-1, and gets credit for two complete game victories over the Americans.

    1906 - After setting a major league record of being shutout for 48 consecutive innings, the A's finally score a run thanks to Harry Davis' two-run double. The Mackmen, however, still lose to the Cleveland Naps, 5-3.

    1908 - Ed Reulbach of the Chicago Cubs became the only pitcher to throw two shutouts in a doubleheader, beating the Superbas 5-0 on a five-hitter and 3-0 on a three-hitter. The entire doubleheader is played in less than three hours.

    1916 - Washington manager Clark Griffith excuses several regulars for the remaining games of the season so he can use some new players. Included is Walter Johnson, who has already won 25 games for the seventh-place club. In a league-leading 371 innings, he did not give up a home run, an all-time record.

    1921 - Babe Ruth hits home runs 57 and 58 to beat the Indians 8-7, and the Yankees take a two-and-a-half-game lead. The four-game series draws 147,000 people.

    1926 - In his final day in a Tiger uniform, Ty Cobb watches his replacement in centerfield get six hits in a twin bill with the Red Sox. Heinie Manush's perfect performance at the plate places him ahead of Yankee slugger Babe Ruth for the American League batting title, .378 to .372.

    1932 - Chuck Klein closes the season with 38 home runs and 20 stolen bases and becomes the only player of the lively-ball era (1920 and after) to lead his league in these two departments.

    1944 - At Fenway Park, the Boston Yanks lose 28-7 to the Philadelphia Eagles in their NFL debut. The team owner Ted Collins, singer Kate Smith's manager, selected the name 'Yanks' because he originally thought the new franchise would represent New York with its home games played at Yankee Stadium, but the football Giants refused to let his team share the New York metropolitan area.

    1953 - Billy Hunter becomes the last St. Louis Browns player to homer in a game. The Browns lose anyway 6-3 to Chicago.

    1954 - Art Ditmar of the Athletics defeats the Yanks 8-6 in the last game the franchise will play in Philadelphia before moving to Kansas City. Yankees catcher Yogi Berra plays his only game at third base in his career and Mickey Mantle plays shortstop.

    1954 - With three hits in the season finale, Willie Mays wins the batting title finishing with a .345 average. The ‘Say Hey Kid’ goes third to first in batting average with his performance passing teammate Don Mueller (.342) and Dodger center fielder Duke Snider (341).

    1954 - On the last day of the season against the Giants, Phillies outfielder Richie Ashburn plays in his 730th consecutive game to establish a franchise record. The streak, which began on June 7, 1950, ends on the Opening Day of 1955 due to an injury sustained in spring training.

    1954 - At Yankee Stadium, the A's defeat the Bronx Bombers, 8-6, in the last game the franchise will play representing Philadelphia. Connie Mack's Athletics, after spending the first 54 years of existence in the City of Brotherly Love, will play in Kansas City next season, after much legal wrangling, under the new ownership of Arnold Johnson.

    1954 - With the Yankees eight games behind Cleveland on the last day of the season, Casey Stengel fields a lineup of familiar faces in unfamiliar places. In an 8-6 loss to Philadelphia at the ball park in the Bronx, Yogi Berra plays his only career game at third base, handling two chances without a miscue, shortstop Mickey Mantle flawlessly fields eight grounders, and Moose Skowron makes just one error in his eight opportunities at his new position at second base.

    1955 - Ted Williams finishes the season at .356, well ahead of Al Kaline's .340, but does not have enough at-bats to win the batting title. The same thing happened in 1954. Williams was walked 136 times in 1954 and 71 times (an American League leading 17 were intentional) this year. A rule change will be made to recognize plate appearances, not times at bat.

    1959 - At Milwaukee the Braves beat the Phillies 3-2 behind Spahn's 21st win. He is now ahead of Eppa Rixey as the winningest National League lefty.

    1959 - Sam Jones holds the Cardinals hitless for seven innings before the game is called with two outs in the top of the eighth. Although 'Toothpick' loses his bid for an 'official' no-hitter due to the rain-shortened game, the Giants' right-hander gets his career-high 21st win of the season with the Giants' 4-0 victory over the Redbirds at Busch Stadium.

    1961 - At Yankee Stadium, Roger Maris ties Babe Ruth's 34-year-old single season record with his 60th home run of the year, a high drive down the right-field line off on a curve ball thrown by Orioles right-hander Jack Fisher. The Bronx Bomber outfielder's accomplishment comes in the 159th game of the newly expanded season, which at the time, keeps Ruth the single-season home run leader according to an edict made by baseball commissioner Ford Frick, who ruled for the mark to be shared or broken the historic round-tripper had to come in the first 154 games of the season.

    1961 - With an 8-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the Reds clinch their first National League pennant since 1940. Cincinnati will lose the World Series to the Yankees, 4 games to 1.

    1964 - At RFK Stadium, Mel Stottlemyre limits the Senators to just two hits throwing a complete game 7-0 shutout. In addition to his outstanding pitching performance, the 22-year old rookie helps the Yankees win their 11th consecutive game with four singles and a double in five plate appearances.

    1965 - Minnesota Twins' hurler Jim Kaat stops the Senators in a 2-1 decision and Minnesota (formerly the original Senators) clinches its first pennant since 1933.

    1969 - Pirates skipper Larry Shepard is fired with five games to play and is replaced on an interim basis by Alex Grammas. Danny Murtaugh, the team's pilot next season, will win the National League Manager of the Year Award after his team finishes with 88 victories, just one more win than this year's squad.

    1971 - At Cleveland Stadium, Jim Palmer blanks the Tribe, 5–0, to become the fourth Oriole starter this season to capture his 20th victory. The right-hander joins teammates Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar and Pat Dobson, and his feat makes Baltimore the second team in major league history, along with the 1920 Chicago White Sox, to have four 20-game winners on its staff.

    1973 - Paul Splittorff becomes the first twenty-game winner in franchise history when the Royals beat Chicago, 6-2. The 26-year old southpaw will retire in 1984 as the team's all-time leader in victories with 166.

    1975 - Burt Hooton sets a Dodger record for starting pitchers by winning his twelfth consecutive game. The right-hander accomplishes the feat by beating J.R. Richard and the Astros, 3-2.

    1976 - The Phillies beat the Expos in the first game of a doubleheader to clinch the National League East title. After the second game, Dick Allen bolts from the team to protest Tony Taylor not being placed on the postseason roster.

    1976 - The last major league games are played at Jarry Park‚ the home of the Expos since the team's inception in 1969. The Phillies beat Montreal‚ 4-1‚ to clinch the National League East title, and then complete the twin bill sweep by taking the nitecap in the finale of Parc Jarry‚ 2-1.

    1978 - Gary Alexander’s home run with two outs in the ninth inning derails Mike Flanagan's potential no-hitter against Cleveland. After giving up two additional singles, the Baltimore starter is replaced by Don Stanhouse, who comes and saves the 3-1 Orioles win.

    1978 - New York District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms in the state.

    1979 - Atlanta's Phil Niekro notches his 20th win of the season by beating his brother Joe, the National League's only other 20-game winner of the season, 9-4. The Niekro brothers are the second pair (the other was Jim and Gaylord Perry) to win 20 games in the same year. Phil Niekro, who finishes at 21-20, is the first pitcher since fellow knuckleballer Wilbur Wood in 1973 to win and lose 20 games the same year, and the first National League pitcher to do so since 1905.

    1979 - Frank White becomes the fourth player in the team's 11-year history to hit for the cycle when he triples in the ninth inning of the Royals' 4-0 victory over California at Anaheim Stadium. The Kansas City second baseman joins Freddie Patek (1971), John Mayberry (1977), and George Brett (1979), who also have completed the rare feat playing for the franchise.

    1981 - Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became the first to pitch five no-hitters, hurling a 5-0 victory over Los Angeles at the Astrodome.

    1983 - Bob Forsch of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched the second no-hitter of his career, defeating Montreal 3-0.

    1987 - Padres' catcher Benito Santiago sets a major league record for rookies by hitting safely in his 28th consecutive contest, a streak the 21-year old backstop will extend to 34 games. Pirates third baseman Jimmy Williams had set the previous mark of 27 in 1899 with the Pirates.

    1992 - For the first time in the 30-year history of the franchise, the Mets use a position player as a pitcher. Eighth inning pinch-hitter Bill Pecota takes the mound in the bottom of the inning, and the infielder gives up only a home run to Andy Van Slyke as the Pirates pummel New York, 19-2

    1993 - Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners became the eighth pitcher to strike out 300 batters in a season with 13 strikeouts in 10 innings of a 3-2, 12-inning loss to Oakland.

    1995 - Adam Sisk becomes the first player signed by the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The 19-year old Edison Community College student, who was 24-2 as a high schooler at Riverdale Baptist, was drafted by San Diego last year, but the right-hander chose to go to college where he developed tendinitis in his right elbow after making just two appearances.

    1997 - In a 10-4 win over the Rockies, Dodger catcher Mike Piazza hits the longest home run in the history of Coors Field. The 28-year old backstop's sixth-inning blast travels 496 feet and hits the left center field billboard between the scoreboard and the Rockpile.

    1998 - Curt Schilling became the fifth to strike out 300 batters in consecutive seasons when he fanned Kevin Orie in the seventh inning of Philadelphia's 4-3 loss to Florida in the first game of a doubleheader.

    1998 - David Cone sets a new major league record for the most years between 20-win seasons as the Yankees beat Devil Rays, 3-1. Cone, who was 20-3 in 1988 as a Met, passed the mark set by Jim Kaat who won twenty in 1966 and 1974.

    1998 - In a 5-2 loss to the Orioles at Fenway, Red Sox reliever Dennis Eckersley pitches in his 1,071st game breaking Hoyt Wilhelm's major league mark for the most career pitching appearances.

    1998 - Rickey Henderson, 39, steals his 66th base of the season. The all-time stolen base leader is the oldest player to ever steal more than 50 bases in a season.

    1998 - In the Cardinals' 7-6 loss to Montreal, Mark McGwire establishes a new National League record for homers hit at home with his 38th blast at Busch Stadium this season. Big Mac surpasses Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, who broke the record 13 days ago with his 35th home run at Wrigley Field and then extended the mark with two more in the next two contests.

    2007 - Big League umpire Mike Winters is suspended for the remainder of the season without pay for his actions during a confrontation with Milton Bradley in the eighth inning of the Rockies-Padres game at Petco Park. After an investigation of the incident which occurred three days ago, the first base ump, who ejected Padres outfielder with a profanity-laden accusation, allegedly incited Bradley to the point the player needed to be restrained resulting in a season-ending injury.

    2007 - At Miller Park, Albert Pujols becomes the only player in big league history to hit 30 homers and have 100 RBIs in each of his first seven seasons. The Cardinals first baseman's first-inning homer helps St. Louis beat the contending Brewers, 7-3.

    2007 - As the result of a internet poll conducted by Marc Ecko, who owns the historic horsehide, the record-breaking 756th home run baseball belted by Barry Bonds, will be donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame branded with an asterisk. The fashion designer, who made the announcement on the 'Today' show, revealed 47% voted for the ball to be marked with another 34% voting to donate it unchanged, and 19% elected to send the special sphere into outer space.

    2007 - After a 50 homerless at-bat drought, Brandon Phillips hits his 30th home run of the season to become the 31st member of the 30-30 club, which now includes Mets third baseman David Wright and Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins who also accomplished the feat this season. The 26-year old infielder becomes only the second second baseman (Alfonso Soriano - Yankees, 2002) and third Reds player (Eric Davis, 1987 and Barry Larkin, 1996) to have hit 30 home runs and stolen 30 bases in the same season.

    2007 - During the New Hampshire presidential primary debate, moderator Tim Russert asks candidate Hillary Clinton who she would root for in a potential Cubs vs. Yankees World Series. The senator from New York, an Illinois native, responds diplomatically, "I would probably have to alternate sides".

    2008 - Although they suffer a 6-4 loss to the Tigers, the Rays win their first American League East title when the Red Sox lose to the Yankees later in the evening. Skipper Joe Maddon and just a few players remained in the Comerica Park club house to watch the end of the rain-delayed contest in Boston which brings the title to Tampa Bay.

    2009 - Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court's newest member, throws the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium, a strike right down the middle of the plate, prior to watching her team defeat the Red Sox, 3-0. In 1995, Justice Sotomayor, as a U.S. District Judge, issued an injunction which led to ending the nearly eight month-long baseball strike.

    2010 - In their last game played in Detroit this season, the Tigers establish a Comerica Park record when they beat Minnesota, 5-1, for their 52nd victory at home, one more win than in the ballpark's inaugural season in 2000. The club, however, is unable to contend this year due to its poor performance on the road, presently 19 games below .500.

    2011 - With a single up the middle, Vladimir Guerrero becomes the all-time career hit leader among players born in the Dominican Republic. The 36-year-old Orioles DH's 2,587th career hit puts him ahead of Hato Mayor del Rey native Julio Franco.

    2012 - David Wright, the franchise leader in doubles, extra-base hits, walks, RBIs and runs scored, breaks the record for most hits in Met history when beats out a slow grounder down the third base line for an infield single in the team's 6-0 victory over Pittsburgh at Citi Field. The 29 year-old third baseman's 1,419th career hit surpasses Ed Kranepool, a first baseman and outfielder who played for New York from 1962-1979.

    2012 - After 63 years of being a play-by-play announcer, Milo Hamilton calls his final game, painting the word picture of his Astros beating St. Louis at Minute Maid Park, 2-0. The Hall of Fame broadcaster, who also worked for the Browns, Cardinals, Cubs, White Sox, Braves, and Pirates before starting his 28-year tenure with Houston, gives an inspirational farewell speech during the seventh-inning stretch, receiving a standing ovation from the fans at the ballpark.

    2013 - Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, with two out in the ninth inning, emerge from the dugout to take out legendary closer Mariano Rivera, giving the sold-out crowd at Yankee Stadium one last chance to cheer their beloved reliever. The unexpected visit to the mound, the brainchild of manager Joe Girardi, who asked permission from the umpires to implement the unorthodox move, triggers an emotional encounter between the remaining Core Four teammates that renders Mo speechless as he weeps from the adulation of his friends and fans.

    2013 - Commissioner Bud Selig announces his intention to retire upon the completion of his contract, scheduled to expire at the end of next year. The 79 year-old chief executive of baseball has held the position since 1992, first on an interim basis, before being named permanently to the post nearly six years later.

    2014 - The Royals clinch their first postseason berth in nearly three decades with a 3-1 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Cinderella American League Wild Card team will win three postseason series, beating Oakland, Los Angeles, and Baltimore, to make it to the Fall Classic, before losing to San Francisco in seven games.

    2015 - Unbeknownst to the Blue Jays at the time, the team technically clinched a postseason spot yesterday. After fans crunch the numbers after the game to discover the oversight, the team and MLB review the results and officially confirm the end of the longest playoff drought in North American professional sports, ending Toronto's 22-year absence from the postseason which will be celebrated in a champagne-soaked clubhouse celebration after today's 10-8 victory over Tampa Bay at the Roger Centre.

    2015 - The Mets clinch their first NL East title and first postseason berth since 2006 when the team routs Cincinnati at the Great American Ball Park, 10-2. New York, needing only an 88-67 record to capture the flag, took advantage of the season-long woes of the heavily-favored Nationals.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 26...

    1876 - Asmussen, Tom
    1879 - Jordan, Slats
    1880 - Humphries, Bert
    1886 - Rutherford, Jim
    1889 - Anderson, George
    1890 - Coleman, Bob
    1891 - Ginn, Tinsley
    1895 - Neis, Bernie
    1904 - Cortazzo, Jess
    1905 - Caraway, Pat
    1905 - Hodapp, Johnny

    1910 - Sullivan, Joe
    1912 - Clarke, Grey
    1917 - Tucker, Thurman

    1918 - Chipple, Walt
    1921 - Maddern, Clarence
    1924 - Erautt, Eddie
    1925 - Shantz, Bobby
    1928 - Lary, Al
    1933 - Wright, Roy
    1935 - Streuli, Walt
    1945 - Duncan, Dave

    1947 - McRae, Norm
    1950 - Moran, Bill

    1953 - Gideon, Jim
    1957 - Moore, Kelvin
    1957 - Sisk, Doug
    1959 - Gedman, Rich
    1961 - Buechele, Steve
    1963 - Jones, Calvin
    1964 - Martinez, Dave

    1964 - Skalski, Joe
    1965 - Piatt, Doug
    1967 - Traxler, Brian
    1968 - Shouse, Brian
    1969 - Looney, Brian
    1970 - Murray, Matt
    1977 - Myette, Aaron

    1979 - DeCaster, Yurendell
    1982 - McCutchen, Daniel
    1983 - Lewis, Scott
    1986 - Doolittle, Sean
    1988 - Archer, Chris
    1989 - Walsh, Colin
    1990 - Pounders, Brooks
    1993 - Luplow, Jordan

    Baseball Deaths on September 26...

    1884 - Egan, Jim
    1890 - Moore, Jerrie
    1894 - Reeder, Nick
    1912 - Fisher, Cherokee
    1915 - Cushman, Ed
    1932 - Gruber, Henry
    1942 - Giannini, Joe
    1948 - Leifer, Elmer

    1950 - Scheneberg, John
    1953 - Cunningham, Bill
    1958 - Aitchison, Raleigh
    1961 - Hughes, Vern
    1964 - Zahniser, Paul
    1968 - Clancy, Bud
    1972 - Baker, Jesse

    1974 - Stewart, Lefty
    1976 - Crump, Buddy
    1976 - Russell, Rip
    1977 - Lombardi, Ernie
    1980 - O'Connor, Andy
    1984 - Bashore, Walt
    1997 - English, Woody
    2002 - Kvasnak, Al
    2004 - Cruz, Victor







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    On September 27 in Baseball History...

    1877 - With their 19th victory in the last 20 games, the Red Caps, aka the Red Stockings, clinch the National League pennant beating the Hartford Dark Blues, 13-2. James 'Deacon' White, the league's leading hitter, paces Boston's attack with a 4-for-4 performance.

    1898 - Reds' first baseman Jake Beckley handles a record 22 chances (21 put outs, one assist and no errors) during a victory over the Cleveland Spiders.

    1904 - Cleveland Naps' (Indians) hurler Bob Rhoads holds Boston hitless until Chick Stahl singles with two outs in the ninth. In four years, the right-hander will become the first pitcher ever to no-hit the Red Sox.

    1905 - Boston Pilgrim (Red Sox) hurler Bill Dinneen pitches the season's fourth no-hitter beating the White Sox, 2-0. The right-hander, who will become an American League ump 17 days after he retires in 1909, is the only person in major league history ever to pitch a no-hitter and call one as plate umpire.

    1914 - Cleveland's Napoleon Lajoie doubles against for his 3000th hit to become the second modern major leaguer to reach the milestone as the Indians defeat the Yankees 5-3.

    1919 - Babe Ruth's 29th home run is his first of the year in Washington he is the first to hit one in every park in the league in one season.

    1919 - In a complete game effort at Shibe Park, Yankee right-hander Bob Shawkey establishes a franchise record when he strikes out 15 batters in a 9-2 victory over Philadelphia. In 1978, Ron Guidry will fan 18 batters breaking the 59-year old record, also shared by Whitey Ford who had tied the mark in 1959 in a 14-inning game against Washington

    1920 - An article appearing in the Philadelphia North American quotes local ****r Bill Maharg saying he and former major league pitcher Billy Burns offered eight White Sox players $100,000 to throw the 1919 World Series. The team will become infamously known as the Black Sox.

    1920 - At Chicago’s Comiskey Park, 33-year old Joe Jackson’s sixth inning double off Tiger hurler George Haus breaks a scoreless tie putting the White Sox ahead, 2-0. ‘Shoeless’ Joe’s game-winning hit will be his last of his 13-year career as players put on the grand jury list are indefinitely suspended for the rest of the season as the probe of the 1919 World Series fix is investigated.

    1923 - Lou Gehrig hit his first homer in the majors, off Bill Piercy of the Boston Red Sox. On the same date 15 years later, he hit his 493rd and last off Dutch Leonard of the Senators.

    1928 - Lefty Grove is the first pitcher to strike out the side on nine pitches for the second time in his career. The A's southpaw also accomplished the feat last month becoming the only hurler to do it twice in one season.

    1928 - At the Polo Grounds, the Giants unveil bronze tablets in memory of two former players Christy Mathewson and Ross Youngs. The future Hall of Famers were much beloved and respected by their manager John McGraw, a tyrant in the dugout who was known to berate his ballplayers.

    1930 - In a 13-8 victory over the Reds at Wrigley Field, Hack Wilson hits two home runs establishing a new National League mark for homers. The Cub outfielder's total of 56 for the season will stand until Mark McGwire breaks the record in 1998.

    1931 - Nick Altrock becomes the first player to appear in major league games in five different decades. The 54-year old former left-hander accomplishes the feat as a pinch hitter when he walks and then is promptly picked off first base in the Senators' 4-2 loss to Boston at Griffith Stadium.

    1931 - The most desperately contested battle for individual honors takes place in the race for the National League batting title. Chick Hafey, who reported late due to a contract dispute, goes into the final doubleheader with the Reds batting .353, ahead of last year's champ Bill Terry (.349). Hafey gets only one hit in eight times at bat to drop to .349. Against Brooklyn, Terry gets only one hit in four times at bat. The title goes to Hafey, who bats .3488 to Terry's .3486. Jim Bottomley, Hafey's Cardinal teammate, finishes at .3481.

    1935 - The Chicago Cubs won their 21st consecutive game and clinched the National League pennant.

    1936 - Replacing Johnny Mize, tossed by an ump for arguing, Cardinal rookie first baseman Walter Alston makes an error in handling two chances and strikes out in his only major league at-bat. 'Smokey' will, however, win seven pennants and four World Series in his 23-year Hall of Fame career as Dodger manager from 1954 to 1976.

    1938 - In Detroit's 10-2 rout of St. Louis in the nightcap of a twin bill, Hank Greenberg hits two home runs, both off Bill Cox, to extend his major league-leading total to 58. The pair of round-trippers gives the Tiger first baseman a total of 39 at Briggs Stadium, establishing a major league record for the most round-trippers hit at home in one season.

    1938 - An ailing Lou Gehrig hits his 493rd and final major league home run off Senators' right-hander Dutch Leonard. On the same date 15 years earlier, the Yankee first baseman had gone deep off Bill Piercy at Fenway Park for his first career home run.

    1939 - The hometown White Sox play the first day-night doubleheader against Cleveland, losing both games, 5-2, and 7-5. Fans are charged separate admissions for each game.

    1940 - Rookie Floyd Giebell pitched the Detroit Tigers to a pennant-clinching 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. It was Giebell's second and last Major League win.

    1940 - On the last day of the season at Cleveland Stadium, the game against the Tigers is delayed because some Indian fans begin to shower the field with fruit and vegetables. The visitors' bullpen proves not to be a safe haven when a basket of green tomatoes is dropped on Birdie Tebbetts' head by an unruly fan.

    1942 - On the last day of the regular season, the Cardinals clinch the National League pennant as sore-armed hurler Ernie White throws a five-hit complete-game beating the Cubs in the first game of a twin bill, 9-2. The Redbirds also win the night cap to finish the season with 11 victories in their final 12 games.

    1946 - In Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Indian fireballer Bob Feller ties Rube Waddell's major league mark with his 343rd K of the season. Future research, however, will show the future Hall of Famer had really struck out 349 in 1904.

    1951 - Bill Sharman, recently called up from Fort Worth, is one of 15 Dodgers who are ejected by umpire Frank Dascoli for bench jockeying after a close call at home plate. The future basketball Hall of Famer will never play in the big leagues, and thus he will become the only player to be ejected from a major league game without ever appearing in one.

    1952 - In the Braves' 11-3 rout in Brooklyn, Eddie Mathews becomes the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game. The 20-year old first baseman's offensive output helps the team break a ten-game losing streak in a game that will become the last victory for the National League franchise representing the city of Boston.

    1953 - The St. Louis Browns play both their last game in Sportsman's Park and the last game in the franchise's 52-year history. Fittingly, they lose 2-1 to Billy Pierce and the Chicago White Sox in ten innings for their 100th defeat of the season.  The game draws only 3,174 fans.

    1954 - The first episode of NBC's Tonight Show, featuring Steve Allen as the host along with announcer Gene Rayburn and bandleader Skitch Henderson, airs nationally for the first time. Giants center fielder Willie Mays, the NL's leader in batting and eventual MVP of the circuit, appears as one of the first guests on the 90-minute innovative broadcast that will become a staple of late-night television.

    1959 - Phillies second baseman Sparky Anderson goes 0-for-3 and is caught stealing in a 5-2 loss to Milwaukee at County Stadium. The season finale marks the end of the 25-year old infielder's playing career, but the future Hall of Fame manager's participation in 152 contests will establish a record for the most games ever played by someone who spent only one year in the major leagues.

    1960 - Ryne Duren makes his first start in two years memorable when he strikes out the first five batters he faces in the Yankees' 5-1 victory over Washington. The feat ties a modern major league record shared by Lefty Gomez (Yankees), Dazzy Vance (Dodgers), and Walter Johnson (Senators).

    1961 - In front of only 1,717 fans at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, Bob Sprout appears in his only major league game. The Angels starter, who once struck out 22 batters in a seven-inning no-hitter in the minor leagues, starts against the Senators allowing four hits and two runs in four innings and has no role in the decision of his team’s 8-6 victory over Washington.

    1961 - Sandy Koufax breaks the National League mark for strikeouts in a season. This surpasses Christy Mathewson's 267 in 1903, which was accomplished in 367 innings pitched, as opposed to Koufax's 255. Unlike the turmoil caused by commissioner Ford Frick’s edict of having to hit 61 homers by the 154th game in the extended 162-game schedule to break Babe Ruth’s single season home run record, little is made that the Dodgers southpaw’s 268th punch-out occurs in the 151st game of the season, compared to the 142-game sked played early in the century.

    1963 - At Colt Stadium, Colt .45s skipper Harry Craft starts an all rookie team which includes future stars such as Joe Morgan, Rusty Staub, Jimmy Wynn, and Jerry Grote. The freshman team, whose average age is 19-years and 4 months old, loses to the Mets, 10-3, with 17-year old starting pitcher Jay Dahl making his only major league appearance.

    1964 - The Houston Colt .45's play their final game in Colt Stadium, the team's home ballpark since joining the National League in 1962. The future Astros beat the Dodgers in the 12th inning, 1-0, when Jimmy Wynn's single plates Bob Aspromonte.

    1964 - The Philadelphia Inquirer stops its recent practice of printing the Phillies magic number citing the countdown digit has lost its significance in the National League race. The fading Phils, which had a 6.5 game lead just six days ago, now clings to a half-game margin, and the team will need to beat the contenders they will face in five of the six remaining games to clinch the once ‘certain’ pennant.

    1964 - On Fan Appreciation Day at Shea Stadium, a promotion which features egg tossing contests and wheelbarrow races between games, the Reds sweep a twin bill from the Mets to take sole possession of first place. Six days ago, Cincinnati had trailed the Phillies by six and a half games.

    1964 - Despite three home runs by Johnny Callison, the Phils are 14-8 losers to the Braves, who complete a four-game sweep at Connie Mack Stadium. With their seventh straight loss the Phils drop out of first.

    1967 - Jim Bunning ties a National League record suffering his fifth 1-0 defeat of the season. The hard-luck Phillies right-hander loses to the Astros when, after two quick outs in the 11th, Rusty Staub doubles and scores on Chuck Harrison’s single.

    1967 - Ferguson Jenkins posts the first of his six 20-game win seasons when the Cubs beat the Reds at Crosley Field, 4-1. The Canadian right-hander will lead the American League with 25 victories after Chicago deals the future Hall of Famer to the Rangers in 1974.

    1973 - Nolan Ryan surpasses Sandy Koufax's major league mark for strikeouts in a season when he throws three fastballs past Rich Reese, the last batter of the game, for his 383rd of the year. The Angels' right-hander, who finishes the year with 21 wins, whiffs 16 batters in 11 innings en route to a complete-game 5-4 victory over Minnesota at Anaheim Stadium.

    1983 - Tim Raines becomes the first player since Ty Cobb to steal 70 bases and drive in 70 runs in the same season.

    1989 - The two San Francisco Bay teams clinch their divisions. Oakland wins the American League West by beating Texas 5-0, while San Francisco loses 1-0 to the Dodgers but is assured of the National League West crown when the second-place Padres lose to the Reds 2-1 in 13 innings.

    1989 - After he grounds out to second base to end the Mets' disappointing season, Gregg Jeffries charges the mound and wrestles Phillies' reliever Roger McDowell to the ground. The fight, which sparks a season-ending bench-clearing brawl, is apparently ignited by the Phillies' reliever when he says something to his former New York teammate who is running to first, but the rookie infielder will claim his anger was caused by a brushback pitch thrown a few days earlier by the Philadelphia pitcher.

    1992 - Randy Johnson ties Ron Guidry's American League mark for strikeouts in a game for left-handers. The Mariners southpaw fans 18 batters in eight innings of work in the team's 3-2 loss to Texas at Arlington Stadium.

    1992 - Beating the Royals at the Metrodome, 4-0, the Twins win their 523rd game with Tom Kelly as the manager. The victory makes the Minnesota native the winningest skipper in team history.

    1992 -     Gary Carter, in his last major league at bat, doubles deep to right field in the seventh inning, driving in Larry Walker with the lone run in the Expos' 1-0 victory over Chicago. The Montreal fans show their appreciation for one of the most beloved and talented players in franchise history with a long and loud standing ovation, causing the Kid to make two curtain calls to acknowledged the enthusiastic crowd when he removed from the game.

    1993 - Randy Myers became the first National League reliever with fifty saves in a season as the Chicago Cubs beat Los Angeles 7-3.

    1993 - Bo Jackson hits a three-run home run beating the Mariners, 4-2, helping the White Sox to clinch their first American League West title in 10 years.

    1993 - With a 2-0 victory over the Brewers in Milwaukee's County Stadium, the Blue Jays clinch their third consecutive American League East title. Toronto will go on to beat the Phillies in six games capturing their second straight World Series.

    1993 - Mike Piazza, who broke the major league rookie record for home runs by a catcher earlier in the month, sets another mark for round-trippers when he hits his 34th, surpassing the previous L.A. Dodger mark shared by Steve Garvey (1977) and Pedro Guerrero (1985). Duke Snider established the franchise record with 43 homers playing with Brooklyn in 1956.

    1996 - Roberto Alomar spits in the face of the umpire John Hirschbeck and will be suspended for five games. The Oriole second baseman appeals the decision and is allowed to play the next day helping Baltimore clinch the wild card.

    1996 - In a 12-3 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field, Giants left fielder Barry Bonds swipes his 40th base to become only the second player in major league history to have 40 homers and 40 stolen bases in the same season. Jose Canseco became the charter member of the 40-40 club in 1988 playing for the A's.

    1996 - Mark Wohlers sets a Braves record with his 39th save of the season. The right-handed reliever is less than perfect, throwing two wild pitches to give up a ninth-inning run, but hangs on to preserve Atlanta's 6-4 victory over the Expos at Montreal's Olympic Stadium.

    1997 - The Giants become the first team in baseball history to finish last two years in a row and then win a title. A 6-1 win over the Padres clinches the National League West. Wilson Alvarez, who came over from the White Sox on July 31, faces only 23 men in seven innings, allowing two hits and three walks.

    1998 - Mark McGwire hit two homers to reach No. 70 in the St. Louis Cardinals' season finale against Montreal. It gave McGwire five homers in the season-ending three-game series. McGwire's 70th and final home run of the season was a line shot over the left-field wall on a first-pitch fastball from Carl Pavano in the seventh.

    1998 - In the Blue Jays' 2-1 victory over the Tigers, Detroit pinch-hitter Bobby Higginson homers with two outs off of Blue Jay Roy Halladay to spoil the rookie's bid for a no-hitter. The Denver, Colorado native comes within one out of allowing no hits in only his second major league start.

    1998 - The 1998 Yankees win their seventh straight game to end the season with a .704 winning percentage. The Bronx Bombers (114-48) become the first team since the 1954 Indians (111-43) to play over .700 ball for the entire season.

    1998 - In the Reds' 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh, two sets of brothers appear in the same lineup for the first time in major league history. Stephen Larkin plays first, Bret Boone is at second, Barry Larkin is at short and Aaron Boone plays third making up the all-brother infield.

    1998 - Padres' reliever Trevor Hoffman ties the National League saves record as he gets three straight outs in a 3-2 victory over Arizona. His 53rd save (out of 54 chances) matches the standard set by current teammate Randy Myers, who did it for the Cubs in 1993.

    1998 - Greg Vauhgn's eighth inning two-run round-tripper is the difference in the Padres' 3-2 victory over Arizona at Bank One Ballpark. With his 50th home run, the San Diego left fielder joins Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Ken Griffey, Jr. in reaching the milestone, marking the first time four players have accomplished the feat the same season.

    1999 - In the final game played at Tiger Stadium, Detroit catcher Robert Fick hits the last round tripper, a grand slam, in the home team's 8-2 victory over the Royals. It is the 6,873rd major league contest played at the historic 87-year old park located on the corner of Trumbull and Michigan.

    1999 - Gabe Kapler takes the field donning a numberless uniform during last game at Tiger Stadium while other players in the starting lineup wear the uniform numbers of the corresponding members of the fan-selected All-Time Detroit Tigers team. The center fielder's back is blank as a tribute to Ty Cobb, who never wore a number.

    2000 - The United States Olympic team, managed by former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda, stuns the world beating the much-favored Cuban team to win the country's first gold medal in its national pastime. Ben Sheets ends Cuba's 21-game Olympic winning streak with a 4-0 shutout.

    2000 - Darin Erstad breaks the major league record for RBIs in a season by a leadoff batter. The Angels' outfielder collects his 99th RBI in a 9-7 loss to the A's, surpassing Nomar Garciaparra's total of 98 batting first for the Red Sox in 1997.

    2002 - At Cleveland's Jacobs Field, first baseman Jim Thome establishes a new single-season Indian home run record by hitting his 51st homer. Albert Belle hit 50 for the Tribe in 1995.

    2002 - In his first full season as closer, John Smoltz, preserving a Braves’ 3-1 victory over the Mets, converts his 54th save of the season to establish a new National League mark. Randy Myers (Cubs -1993) and Trevor Hoffman (Padres - 1998) had previously shared the record.

    2003 - At Veterans Stadium, Javy Lopez hit his 42nd home to break the major league record for home runs hit by a catcher. In 1996, Mets' backstop Todd Hundley hit 41 to surpass Roy Campanella's 1953 mark.

    2003 - Cubs' slugger Sammy Sosa blasts his 40th home run to establish a National League record by reaching the plateau for the sixth consecutive season. The Chicago right fielder, who had previously been tied with Ralph Kiner and Duke Snider, needs another season of at least 40 homers to equal Babe Ruth's major league mark of seven seasons set from 1926 to 1932.

    2003 - With a startling rally, the Tigers avoid equaling the modern major league record of 120 losses set by the expansion 1962 Amazin' Mets. It takes one of the biggest comebacks in franchise history when Detroit beats the Twins on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth after trailing by eight runs, 9-8.

    2005 - With a seventh inning single off Mets reliever Juan Padilla, Jimmy Rollins extends his hitting streak to 32 games. The Philadelphia shortstop breaks the 106-year Phillies record surpassing Ed Delahanty, who hit in 31 games in a row in 1899.

    2005 - The Braves back into their 14th straight division flag with the Mets beating the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, 3-2. The record streak started in 1991 when Atlanta played in the NL West.

    2006 - Accomplishing the milestone in only 77 gates, the Yankees surpass the four million mark in attendance for the second consecutive year. The Bronx Bombers join the 1991-93 Blue Jays as the only teams in baseball history reach that mark in more than one season.

    2006 - Anibal Sanchez (10-3) tosses five innings to get the win in Florida's 7-2 victory over the Reds. The 22-year old right-hander along with Scott Olsen (12-9), Josh Johnson (12-7) and Ricky Nolasco (11-10) make the Marlins the first team in major league history to have four rookie pitchers win 10 or more games.

    2007 - In addition to pitching 6.1 innings of scoreless ball, Micah Owings goes 4-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs in the Diamondbacks' 8-0 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park. The 24-year old right-hander, who will collect the Silver Slugger award for his offensive prowess, is the first pitcher since Whitey Ford (Yankees - 1963) to have two four-hit games in one season.

    2007 - Ryan Hanigan the becomes first person born in Washington, D. C. to play in the major leagues. The 27-year old Reds rookie doubles off Brewers' ace Ben Sheets in his first big league at-bat.

    2009 - Paul Beeston is appointed for a three-year term as president and CEO of the Blue Jays and the Rogers Centre, the home of the Toronto franchise. In October of 2008, the former MLB president took the position on an interim basis replacing Paul Godfrey.

    2010 - With an opportunity to see their team clinch a postseason berth, only 12,446 fans attend the Rays game against Baltimore at Tropicana Field. The club, inspired by third baseman Evan Longoria's criticism of the low attendance figures, will make 20,000 free tickets available in the finale of the series in an effort get more 'energy' into the domed ball park.

    2010 - The Phillies capture their fourth consecutive NL East title when they beat Washington, 8-0, behind Roy Halladay's two-hit complete-game. Unlike the previous seasons, when the Fightin' Phils' trademark was the big bats in the lineup, this year's squad excelled due to a strong starting rotation that included Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt, in addition to Halladay.

    2011 - After giving up five runs in the top of the tenth inning, the Diamondbacks score six times in the bottom of the frame in an amazing 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Dodgers. Arizona infielder Ryan Roberts delivers the decisive blow in the Chase Field contest, a walk-off grand slam with two outs.

    2012 - In the Tigers' 5-4 victory over Kansas City at Comerica Park, Doug Fister establishes a new American League record when he strikes out nine consecutive batters, one shy of Tom Seaver's major league mark. The Detroit right-hander whiffs the last batter in the fourth frame, strikes out the side in the next two innings, and continues the streak until Salvador Perez, his first victim, grounds out to the shortstop on a 1-2 pitch to end the seventh inning.

    2012 - With New York's 6-5 victory over Pittsburgh at Citi Field, R. A. Dickey becomes a 20-game winner, the first Mets hurler in 22 years to accomplish the feat. The 37 year-old knuckleballer is the sixth pitcher in the 50-year history of the franchise to reach the milestone along with Tom Seaver (1969, 1971, 1972 and 1975), Jerry Koosman (1976), David Cone (1988), and Frank Viola (1990).

    2012 - Fernando Rodney sets a franchise record when he notches his 46th save of the season, throwing a scoreless ninth inning in the Rays' 3-2 victory over Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field. The 35 year-old right-handed closer surpasses the team mark established in 2010 by Rafael Soriano.

    2016 - The Atlanta Braves traded Gordon Beckham to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Richard

    Baseball Birthdays on September 27...

    1859 - Visner, Joe
    1863 - Heinzman, Jack
    1878 - Ferry, Cy
    1884 - Storke, Alan
    1887 - Eakle, Charlie
    1890 - Bergman, Al
    1890 - Adams, Willie
    1890 - Gibson, Frank
    1891 - Baird, Doug
    1894 - Loan, Mike
    1897 - Gagnon, Chick
    1898 - Clarkson, Bill
    1905 - Lang, Marty
    1906 - Smith, John
    1907 - Wyatt, Whit

    1907 - Billings, Josh
    1907 - Murphy, Walter
    1911 - Lanahan, Dick
    1915 - Chozen, Harry
    1919 - Ayers, Bill
    1919 - Pesky, Johnny
    1924 - Scala, Jerry

    1927 - Kirk, Tom
    1928 - Kipper, Thornton
    1928 - Currin, Perry
    1930 - Hall, Dick
    1933 - Casale, Jerry
    1935 - Wickersham, Dave
    1938 - George, Alex
    1944 - Rounsaville, Gene

    1944 - Sutherland, Gary
    1949 - Schmidt, Mike
    1950 - Lopez, Carlos
    1951 - Konieczny, Doug
    1954 - Matuszek, Len
    1955 - Veselic, Bob
    1962 - Schulze, Don
    1965 - Rohrmeier, Dan
    1974 - Dykhoff, Radhames
    1976 - Hart, Bo
    1976 - Phillips, Jason
    1977 - Padilla, Vicente
    1978 - Rauch, Jon
    1979 - Garland, Jon

    1980 - Hernandez, Runelvys
    1981 - Esposito, Mike
    1984 - Lannan, John
    1985 - Ciriaco, Pedro
    1986 - Mazzaro, Vincent
    1986 - Shoemaker, Matt
    1987 - Green, Grant
    1987 - Hale, David
    1989 - Miller, Mike
    1990 - Perkins, Cameron
    1991 - Wheeler, Andre

    Baseball Deaths on September 27...

    1927 - Hunt, Ben
    1929 - Gochnaur, John
    1938 - Ferry, Cy
    1939 - Bailey, Sweetbreads
    1941 - Peffer, Monte
    1942 - Jaeger, Charlie
    1945 - Nordyke, Lou
    1946 - Tiemeyer, Eddie
    1955 - Walden, Fred
    1958 - Berry, Joe
    1959 - Hopper, Lefty
    1960 - Eschen, Jim
    1962 - Scalzi, Johnny
    1962 - Sperry, Stan
    1963 - Coakley, Andy
    1964 - McLaughlin, Jud
    1965 - Riviere, Tink

    1967 - Barnes, Frank
    1981 - Bool, Al
    1986 - Sheerin, Chuck
    1992 - Smith, Hal
    1996 - Konopka, Bruce
    1996 - Lawing, Garland
    2001 - Rozek, Dick
    2003 - Barbary, Red
    2006 - Koppe, Joe
    2006 - Kusick, Craig
    2013 - Brown, Gates
    2014 - Smith, Earl




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    On September 28 in Baseball History...

    1897 - Although he gives up 14 runs on 17 hits, Dave Wright of the Chicago Colts (Cubs) wins his first and only major league game. The 21-year old Dennison, Ohio native is the beneficiary of Chicago’s 11-run fifth inning when the club beats the Pirates, 15-14.

    1902 - On the last day of the season, the Browns and the White Sox decide to use an assortment of seven infielders and outfielders on the mound instead of relying on their pitching staffs. Chicago's flychaser Sam Mertes earns the victory and the Browns' left fielder Jesse Burkett takes the loss in the Pale Hose's 10-4 victory at Sportsman's Park, making it the last time the winning and losing pitchers were both position players in same game until 2012 when Chris Davis of the Orioles and Darnell McDonald of the Red Sox also accomplished the feat in Baltimore's 17-inning victory at Fenway Park.

    1905 - In a game that helps decide the pennant, the A's beat the White Sox 3-2 as Topsy Hartsel scores from second base with the winning run in the seventh inning. An RBI single by Harry Davis to short left hits Hartsel's mitt, which the left fielder had left in the outfield when he came off the field.

    1919 - In the first game of a twin bill on the last day of the season, the Giants need only 51 minutes to defeat the Phillies, 6-1. The Polo Grounds contest is the shortest nine-inning game ever played in the major leagues.

    1920 - A grand jury indicted eight members of the Chicago White Sox on charges of fixing the 1919 World Series in the "Black Sox Scandal."

    1923 - At Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers beat the Red Sox, 24-4. En route to their one-sided victory, New York bangs out thirty hits in the game to set an American League record.

    1924 - Rogers Hornsby finishes the season with a .424 batting average to lead the National League. The Cardinal second baseman easily outdistances Zack Wheat, who finishes second in the race batting .375 for the Dodgers.

    1930 - As a Yankee, Babe Ruth returns to the mound after a nine-year absence at Fenway Park and pitches a complete game beating the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 9-3. The last time the 'Bambino' took the mound, he defeated the A's at the end of the 1921 season. 

    1930 - The Cubs bring down the season's curtain as Hack Wilson has his 189th and 190th RBI in a 12-11 victory over the Reds. Wilson's Major League RBI record will remain untouched. With Riggs Stephenson and Kiki Cuyler each driving in 100 runs, the Cubs have the first all-100 RBI outfield in the 20th century. The Boston outfield in 1894 also had the same credentials.

    1932 - In the opening game of the World Series, Lou Gehrig's home run leads the Yankees to a 12-6 win over the Cubs.

    1935 - With nothing on the line, the pennant winning Cubs finally lose to the Cardinals and snap their 21-game win streak. The skein is the longest in the majors since the Giants of 1916 when New York won 26 games and tied one. However, Chicago's win streak is the longest without a tie since 1880.

    1938 - Gabby Hartnett hit his famous "Homer in the Gloamin" as darkness descended at Wrigley Field in the ninth inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 6-5 victory, their ninth straight. It was a key victory en route to the Cubs' National League pennant.

    1941 - Batting .399955, Ted Williams elects to play in a doubleheader against the A's on the final day of the season rather than to back into the coveted .400 average because the number is rounded up. The 'Splendor Splinter' comes through by going 6-for-8 in the twin bill to finish the season with a .4057 mark (.406).

    1947 - On the season's last day, the St. Louis Browns, desperate for a ticket seller, bring announcer Dizzy Dean in to pitch against the White Sox. Diz gives up only three hits in four innings and laces a clean single in his only at bat, but a pulled leg muscle forces his retirement. The White Sox score all their runs in the ninth to win 5-2. Even with Diz, the game draws less than 16,000, and the Browns finish the year with only 320,000 attendance, less than half that of 1946.

    1947 - On the final day of the season in front of 23,085 fans, the Yankees stage the first Old-Timers’ Day in major league history. The team's signature event, the brain child of general manager Larry MacPhail and public relations director Red Paterson, is held to honor an ailing Babe Ruth.

    1948 - A crowd of 60,405 attends Joe Early Night at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium. The 26-year old night watchman wrote Bill Veeck asking why an average fan never gets a 'Day', and the Indians' owner responded by giving the World War II veteran a spectacular day of his own.

    1951 - Allie Reynolds pitched his second no-hitter of the season as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox, 8-0, in the opener of a doubleheader. The Yankees clinched the American League pennant with an 11-3 victory in the second game.

    1952 - On the last day of the season at Ebbets Field, the Braves' 77 years of representing Boston is extended by three innings when Eddie Mathews' ninth-inning, two-out double ties the game. The contest is called due to darkness and ends in the 12th inning in a 5-5 tie with the Dodgers.

    1953 - Reversing their decision from last season, the American League owners unanimously agree on moving the Browns from St. Louis to Baltimore where the franchise will become known as the Orioles. The 54-100 team finishes last in attendance, averaging only 3,860 fans a game at Sportsman's Park, including yesterday's crowd of 3,174 in the franchise finale in St. Louis.

    1955 - In the bottom of the second inning, Elston Howard, in his first World Series at-bat, knots the score at two to two when he homers off Dodgers' right-hander Don Newcombe. The round-tripper to deep left field at Yankee Stadium marks the first time a black batter has hit a home run off a black pitcher in the history of the Fall Classic.

    1958 - Going 7-for-11 to end the season, Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams becomes the first 40-year old to lead the league in hitting and wins his sixth and final batting title. The 'Splendid Splinter's' .328 batting average beats out his teammate Pete Runnels, who goes 0-for-4 today and ends up the campaign with a .322 mark.

    1958 - On the last day of the season, Dave Philley establishes a big-league record by getting his eighth consecutive pinch hit. The seventh inning run-producing double helps the Phillies beat the Pirates at Forbes Field, 6–4.

    1958 - On the last day of the season at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field, Richie Ashburn goes 3-for-4, including a tenth inning single, to capture his second batting crown. The Phillies center fielder, who also led the league in 1955, ends the season with a batting average of .350, three points higher than Giants slugger Willie Mays.

    1959 - In the first game of a best-of-three playoff, the Dodgers beat the Braves 3-2 in a cold Milwaukee drizzle. Rookie Larry Sherry pitches 7 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. In a losing cause, Eddie Mathews hits his 46th home run to win the title. Ernie Banks finishes with 45.

    1960 - In his final major-league plate appearance, against Baltimore's Jack Fisher, Ted Williams picks out a 1-1 pitch and drives it 450 feet into the right-center field seats behind the Boston bullpen. It is Williams' 521st and last home run, putting him third on the all-time list. The blast gives the seventh-place Red Sox a 5-4 victory. Williams stays in the dugout, ignoring the crowd's cheers, but when he trots out to left field in the ninth, he is replaced immediately by Carroll Hardy. He retires as a standing crowd roars.

    1962 - In front of only 595 fans at Wrigley Field, the Cubs (58-101) beat the Mets (39-118) in the first meeting between two 100-loss teams before the series begins in major league history. The New York expansion team will split the remaining two games in Chicago to finish the season 40-120, establishing the record for the most losses in baseball's modern-era.

    1965 - In his 2,000th career game, Willie Mays hits his 51st home run of the year, but the Giants lose to St. Louis 8-6.

    1965 - Dave Morehead takes the loss when the Angels beat the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 4-3. The defeat is the the right-hander's tenth consecutive defeat at the hands of the Halos, establishing a new American League record.

    1966 - At Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Larry Jaster throws a four-hitter blanking Don Sutton and the Dodgers, 2-0. It’s the southpaw’s fifth shutout against LA this season equaling a post-1900 major league mark held by Senators Tom Hughes (against the Indians in 1905) and Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Phillies (against the Reds in 1916).

    1968 - Blanked by the combined efforts of Angel hurlers Marty Pattin and Jim McGlothlin, the White Sox lose their ninth 1-0 decision of the season. The defeat ties an American League record, matching the mark established by the 1914 Yankees.

    1968 - Although the future Hall of Famer gives up 16 hits, Giants' right-hander Gaylord Perry goes the distance earning a 10-4 victory over the Reds at Crosley Field. Cincinnati's 14 singles and two doubles cannot overcome their two errors and a three-run poke by Willie McCovey.

    1971 - Baltimore achieves 108 wins for the season with a doubleheader sweep at Boston, 10-2, and 5-4. The Orioles become only the third team to win 100 games in three straight seasons.

    1974 - Nolan Ryan pitched his third of seven career no-hitters, striking out 15 as the California Angels beat the Minnesota Twins, 4-0, at Anaheim Stadium.

    1975 - Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Lindblad and Rollie Fingers of the Oakland A's combined to no-hit the California Angels, 5-0, on the final day of the season.

    1976 - At Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Giants hurler John Montefusco no-hits the Braves, 9-0. The 'Count' is almost perfect giving up just a leadoff walk to Jerry Royster in the fourth inning.

    1979 - In a twin bill at Busch Stadium, Cardinal infielder Garry Templeton collects three hits against the Mets to become the first player to get 100 hits from each side of the plate. The St. Louis shortstop bats just right-handed during the last nine games to establish the unprecedented switch-hitting mark.

    1982 - Although the Twins stake Terry Felton to a 3-0 lead in the night cap of a twin bill, the Blue Jays tie the score knocking out the hard-luck pitcher from his last major league game. The no-decision leaves the 24-year old right hander with a lifetime mark of 0-16, a major league record for most career losses without recording a victory.

    1982 - At Toronto's Exhibition Stadium, right hander Jim Clancy is perfect until he faces Randy Bush leading off the ninth inning. The Twins designated hitter ruins the bid for perfection with a broken-bat single to right field, and the Blue Jays starter has to settle for a one-hitter beating Minnesota, 3-0.

    1983 - At Wrigley Field, the Phillies clinch the National League East championship with a 13-6 victory over Chicago. The clincher is the team's 7000th win in franchise history.

    1985 - Cincinnati's Tom Browning becomes the first rookie since Bob Grim in 1954 to win 20 games, raising his record to 20-9 with a 5-2 win over Houston. He is the first Reds pitcher to win 20 since Jim Merritt in 1970.

    1987 - Kevin Seitzer becomes the first rookie since Tony Oliva and Dick Allen in 1964 to collect 200 hits.

    1988 - In his last start of the regular season, Orel Hershiser pitches ten shutout innings to extend his consecutive-scoreless-inning streak to 59, breaking Dodger Don Drysdale's Major League record by one. San Diego's Andy Hawkins also pitches ten shutout innings and the Padres eventually win 2-1 on Mark Parent's home run in the bottom of the 16th.

    1988 - In Seoul, South Korea, Jim Abbott, born without a right hand, goes the distance en route in a 5-3 victory over Japan to win the Olympic Gold medal for the United States. After the game, the Japanese players, in a display of great respect, line up to congratulate the former University of Michigan pitcher who just had beaten them.

    1990 - The scoreboard at Old Comiskey Park 'explodes' for the last time when Frank Thomas goes deep off Randy Johnson in the seventh inning of a 13-4 loss to Seattle. The Monster, which has shot off fireworks whenever a White Sox player hit a home run since 1960, was an innovation of team owner Bill Veeck, who was inspired by the design of a pinball machine.

    1995 - A fan takes exception when a Cub reliever gives up two-run, pinch-hit home run to James Mouton giving the Astros a eighth inning 9-7 lead. As the Houston pinch hitter rounds the bases, the 27-year old spectator runs out of the stands and heads toward the mound where he is immediately pinned by Randy Myers, who in addition to his pitching prowess, is well trained in the martial arts.

    1995 - Greg Harris becomes the first post-1900 major leaguer to pitch ambidextrously. The Expos reliever, in his ninth inning appearance blanks the Reds facing four batters, two as a right-hander, his natural side, and the other two as a southpaw.

    1996 - Rockies' Ellis Burks becomes the fourth player to hit 40+ home runs and swipe 30 bases in a single season.

    1996 - The Devil Rays become the second team to sign a working agreement with a Japanese professional team. Tampa Bay signs a two-year contract with the Seibu Lions, which includes a four-year option extending the deal through 2002.

    1997 - With his 40th home run, catcher Mike Piazza sets a single season Los Angeles Dodger record. Duke Snider holds the franchise record slugging 43 round-trippers for Brooklyn in 1956.

    1997 - Toronto's Roger Clemens goes 8.1 innings against his former team, but doesn't get a decision when the Blue Jays score two runs in the bottom of the ninth and beat Boston in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory. The right-hander will finish the season with a 21-7 record, the best winning percentage for a starting pitcher on a team that will finish last.

    1997 - Tony Gwynn equals Honus Wagner's record by winning his eighth National League batting title when he finishes the season with a .372 batting average. The Padres outfielder becomes the first player to win four consecutive NL batting crowns since Rogers Hornsby accomplished the feat with the Cardnals, winning six straight titles between 1920 and 1925.

    1998 - In the first National League playoff since 1980, the Cubs beat the Giants, 5-3, in a one-game showdown to take the National League's wild card berth.

    2000 - The Brewers play the last game at Milwaukee County Stadium bowing to the Reds, 8-1 as Warren Spahn throws the ceremonial first pitch to Del Crandall, his battery mate on Opening Day 48 years ago in 1953 when Spahn and the Braves beat the Cardinals in 10 innings, 3-2.

    2000 - Troy Glaus, who will lead the American League with 45 home runs, hits his 44th playing the hot corner breaking the league record for homers by a third baseman set in 1953 by Al Rosen.

    2000 - Equalling the 1996 Orioles, the Blue Jays become only the second team in major league history to have seven players to hit twenty or more homers during the same season when DH Darrin Fletcher goes deep in the fifth inning for the team's only tally in a 23-1 rout by the Orioles at Camden Yards. The other Toronto players to reach the milestone include Carlos Delgado, Tony Batista, Shannon Stewart, Jose Cruz, Raul Mondesi, and Brad Fullmer.

    2001 - In the first home game at Wrigley since the terrorist attacks on America, Sammy Sosa, after hitting his 59th home run of the season, pulls out a small American flag and waves it as he circles the bases. After scoring and making a curtain call from the dugout, the Cub slugger continues to wave Old Glory.

    2001 - Ranger infielder Alex Rodriguez becomes the 20th player and first shortstop in major league history to hit 50 home runs season. The milestone blast is given up by Angel hurler Ismael Valdes in the first inning in at Edison Field in an 11-2 Texas win.

    2001 - Angels infielder David Eckstein breaks Frank Robinson's rookie record for getting hit by a pitch. The Halos' shortstop is struck by Rangers hurler Aaron Mayette's fifth inning pitch making it the 21st time he has been plunked this season.

    2001 - On a night he hits his 68th round tripper of the season in quest of Mark McGwire's single season home run record, Barry Bonds is walked for the 163rd time breaking 'Big Mac's' 1998 National League record for bases on balls. The major league record is 170 walks held by Babe Ruth.

    2003 - Ron Santo, the team's radio color commentator joins Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Billy Williams becoming third player to have his number retired by the Cubs. The nine-time All Star third baseman, who spent 14 of his 15-year career with Chicago (1960-73), will have his uniform #10 below Ernie Banks' on the left-field foul pole.

    2003 - At Turner Field in Atlanta, Jose Reyes becomes the second Mets player to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in one game. Lee Mazzilli was the first when he went yard twice against the Dodgers in LA on September 3, 1978.

    2003 - Following an emotional closing ceremony, the Braves beat the Phillies 5-2 in the final game at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. The two hour festivities at the intersection of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue includes the introduction of the All-Vet team and a eulogy given Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas, who receives a standing ovation from the 58,554 enthusiastic fans in attendance.

    2005 - Alex Rodriguez breaks Joe DiMaggio's 1937 single-season club record for home runs by a right-handed batter. The third baseman’s 47th homer proves to be the difference as the Yankees edge the Orioles, 2-1.

    2005 - With the lowest winning percentage ever compiled by a division champion during a non-strike year, the Padres (79-79) win their fourth division flag in the 37-year history of the franchise. San Diego, which needs to win three of their last four games just to finish above .500, accomplishes the feat the surpassing the Mets, who previously possessed the dubious record by going 82-79 (.509) to win the NL East in 1973.

    2006 - For the third consecutive season, Kansas City will lose 100 or more games. The team's 2-1 defeat to the Twins in the Metrodome makes the Royals the 11th franchise in big league history to accomplish this dubious feat.

    2006 - At Coors field in Colorado, James Loney collects four hits including two homers and drives in nine runs in a 19-11 victory over the Rockies. The rookie first baseman, who had one homer and eight runs batted in in 93 previous at-bats with the team, ties the franchise RBI mark set by Gil Hodges in his 1950 four-homer game and breaks the Los Angeles club mark held by Ron Cey.

    2008 - On the last day of the season, 39-year-old Yankee right-hander Mike Mussina (20-9) becomes the oldest pitcher to win 20 games in a season for the first time. The 18-year career veteran tosses six shutout innings against the Red Sox in New York's 6-2 Fenway Pak victory.

    2008 - With a 4-2 loss to the Marlins, the Mets play their final game at Shea Stadium disappointing a sell-out crowd by failing to qualify for the postseason on the last day of the season for the second consecutive year. After the contest, former Mets, including Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Yogi Berra and Tom Seaver, as well as Darryl Strawberry, Dwight 'Doc' Gooden and Mike Piazza, but not any of the club's current players, take part in a ceremony to celebrate the history of the 45-year old ballpark in front of the subdued spectators gathered to 'Shea Goodbye' .

    2008 - Pitching on a day's short rest, CC Sabathia tosses a complete game, defeating the Cubs, 3-1. The victory, along with the Mets' 4-2 loss to Florida an hour later, makes the Brewers the NL Wild Card and puts Milwaukee in the postseason for the first time since 1982.

    2008 - The Astros set a new National League mark for the fewest errors committed in one season. The 67 Houston miscues are one less than the record shared by the 1999 Mets and 2007 Rockies.

    2008 - For the first time in team history, the Red Sox draw over three-million patrons at home. A crowd of 37,091 fans attending the first game of a day-night doubleheader on the last day of the season brings the season's total to 3,010,801, marking the ninth straight year the attendance at Fenway Park has broken the franchise record.

    2009 - The Angels clinch their fifth AL West title in the last six years with their 11-0 win over Texas. Although the team has been very successful reaching the postseason, Los Angeles has won just one playoff series since winning Game 7 of the 2002 World Series for their only championship.

    2009 - The Angels acquire left-hander Scott Kazmir (8-7, 5.92) from the Rays in exchange for two prospects, left-hander Alex Torres and infielder Matt Sweeney, as well as a highly touted minor league player to be named later. The Rays dealt the 25-year-old talented southpaw, who is in the first year of a three-year, $28.5 million contract, due to restrictions in the organization's payroll.

    2010 - David Wright sets the all-time Mets record for strikeouts in a season with 157. The third baseman passes the infamous mark shared by Dave Kingman (1982) and Tommie Agee (1970).

    2011 - With their season-finale extra-inning victory over Atlanta, the Phillies set a team record with their 102nd win of the campaign. The 4-3 victory also moves skipper Charlie Manuel (646-488) past Gene Mauch for the most wins by a manager in the history of the franchise.

    2011 - The Braves become the first team in major league history to blow a lead of at least eight games in September when the team is eliminated from the playoffs on the last day of the season, losing to Philadelphia in 13 innings, 4-3. On August 26, Atlanta was 10½ games ahead of St. Louis, the eventual Wild Card team.

    2011 - On the final day of the season, the Brewers beat the Pirates 7-3, for their 96th victory of the season to break the franchise record for victories established in 1979 and tied in 1982. The National League Central Division champs finish the season 96-66, the second best record in the circuit trailing only Philadelphia.

    2011 - Trailing 7-0 going into the eighth, the Rays complete their storybook finish on the final day of the season with a ninth-inning, two-out, two-strike, game-tying pinch hit solo home run hit by Dan Johnson, and Evan Longoria's walk-off round-tripper in the 12th. The victory, along with the Red Sox 4-3 loss to Baltimore minutes before, gives Tampa Bay the AL wild-card berth, after being down by nine games at the beginning of the month.

    2011 - Ozzie Guillen, who signed a four-year, $10 million deal with Florida, is introduced before the season's finale as the club's new manager, replacing 80-year old interim Jack McKeon. The outspoken former White Sox skipper is expected, in addition to bringing a better product on the field, to help spark enthusiasm for the team as they start a new era playing in a new ballpark as the Miami Marlins.

    2011 - The Marlins attract 34,615 fans to their finale at Dolphin Stadium, now known as Sun Life Stadium, but will still post the poorest attendance in the National League for the sixth consecutive year. The last place club, which has played in its current venue during the first 19 years of the franchise's existence, will play next season's home games in a new ballpark with a retractable roof located on approximately 17 acres of the historic 42-acre Orange Bowl site in the Little Havana section of Miami.

    2011 - With a Tampa Bay loss all but assured, the Red Sox, appearing to need just a win to advance to the ALDS or to Tampa Bay for a one-game playoff if they lose, become optimistic about their chances for a playoff spot with their 3-2 lead over Baltimore, and the Rays trailing New York, 7-0. Boston will drop a 4-3 walk-off decision when the Birds score two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and moments later will see their season come to a crushing end when Evan Longoria hits a solo homer in the bottom of the 12th inning giving the Rays an unbelievable comeback victory and the AL Wild card.

    2011 - Eric O'Flaherty, who induces a double play from the only batter he faces in the Braves' 4-3 loss to Philadelphia, finishes the season with a microscopic 0.98 ERA. The 26 year-old southpaw's earned run average is the lowest ever posted by a pitcher with 75 or more appearances.

    2012 - Homer Bailey throws the 16th no-hitter in Cincinnati Reds history as the Reds beat the Pirates 1-0 at PNC Park.

    2014 - Jordan Zimmermann throws a no-hitter in the Nationals regular season finale. Thanks to a dramatic, diving grab by little-used rookie Steven Souza Jr., who came on as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning, Zimmermann completed his gem, a 1-0 victory for the NL East champion Nationals over the Miami Marlins. It's Zimmermann's first career no-hitter and also the first thrown by a National pitcher in their history.

    2015 - The Anaheim Angels signed Mat Latos as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 28...

    1858 - Kellogg, Nate
    1859 - Knight, Joe
    1863 - Nelson, Bill
    1865 - Bierbauer, Lou
    1867 - Stephens, Ben
    1876 - Long, Red
    1882 - Sullivan, Denny
    1883 - Young, Harley
    1885 - Good, Wilbur
    1889 - Compton, Pete
    1889 - Fournier, Jack
    1889 - Jordan, Rip

    1891 - Booe, Everett
    1893 - Rheam, Cy
    1893 - Massey, Mike
    1895 - Witt, Whitey
    1895 - Bubser, Hal
    1902 - Chagnon, Leon
    1903 - Brillheart, Jim
    1903 - Grampp, Hank
    1905 - Easterling, Paul
    1906 - Barrett, Dick
    1908 - Sumner, Carl
    1914 - Midkiff, Dick
    1916 - Evans, Al
    1917 - Lee, Roy
    1917 - Moulder, Glen
    1917 - Ulisney, Mike
    1925 - Gonzales, Vince
    1925 - Jennings, Bill
    1926 - Van Brabant, Ozzie
    1928 - Gernert, Dick
    1935 - Dustal, Bob
    1942 - Jackson, Grant
    1945 - Ratliff, Gene
    1949 - Guerrero, Mario
    1951 - Rajsich, Dave
    1955 - Bogener, Terry
    1958 - Filson, Pete
    1958 - Reynolds, Ronn
    1959 - Worrell, Todd
    1961 - Vosberg, Ed
    1961 - Ward, Kevin
    1962 - Woodward, Rob
    1962 - Frohwirth, Todd
    1963 - Kerfeld, Charlie
    1966 - Hernandez, Cesar
    1970 - DeJean, Mike
    1970 - Banks, Brian
    1971 - Brewington, Jamie
    1978 - Nation, Joey
    1979 - Young, Jason
    1980 - Demaria, Chris
    1980 - Rosario, Francisco
    1982 - Gimenez, Hector

    1982 - Owings, Micah
    1983 - Buente, Jay
    1984 - Weber, Thad
    1984 - Zimmerman, Ryan
    1986 - Stewart, Zach

    1987 - Iglesias, Jose
    1987 - Robinson, Derrick
    1987 - Sands, Jerry

    1988 - Rupp, Cameron
    1988 - Brown, Gary
    1990 - Heathcott, Slade
    1991 - Rosario, Eddie
    1992 - Gonzalez, Severino
    1994 - Margot, Manuel

    Baseball Deaths on September 28...

    1918 - Frill, John
    1920 - Reardon, Phil
    1938 - Rollinson, Bill
    1947 - Kelleher, Duke
    1947 - C0ckman, Jim
    1950 - Crompton, Ned
    1952 - Wrigley, Zeke
    1959 - Brouthers, Art
    1959 - Corriden, Red
    1960 - Martin, Joe
    1960 - Mahoney, Danny
    1960 - Orndorff, Jess
    1967 - Powell, Bill
    1969 - McMillan, Norm
    1974 - Hogan, Willie
    1975 - Solters, Moose
    1976 - Blakely, Linc
    1982 - White, Ed

    1994 - Scheetz, Owen
    1997 - Grob, Connie
    1997 - Konikowski, Alex
    2001 - Maguire, Jack
    2009 - Thompson, Don
    2015 - Diaz, Carlos



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Today In White Sox History - September 28th

September 28, 1920 - Eight White Sox players are indicted by the grand jury on charges of fixing the last season's World Series against the Reds. The eight members involved in the 'Black Sox Scandal' will be cleared of the charges by the court, but on the same day, they will be banned for life from baseball by Kenesaw Mountain Landis, baseball's first commissioner.

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Today In White Sox History - September 28th


September 28, 2014 - Paul Konerko played his final game after 16 years with the White Sox.  He hit 432 homers for the franchise, second-most behind Frank Thomas, as well as 2,292 total hits, third-most in White Sox history. In his mid-30s, he was still getting into All-Star Games, putting up OBPs of .393, .388, and .371 from 2010-12.

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    On September 29 in Baseball History...

    1907 - Phillies' freshman hurler George McQuillan begins his major league career with 25 shutout innings establishing a rookie record. The 22-year old right-hander's mark will not be matched for 101 years until broken by A's reliever Brad Ziegler, who will extend the record to 39 1/3 innings in 2008.

    1908 - Allowing only one walk, Ed Walsh wins both ends of a doubleheader to establish an American League record. The Meriden, Connecticut resident beats the Red Sox at Chicago’s South Side Park 5-1 and 2-0.

    1908 - At Exposition Park, Pittsburgh blanks the Cardinals, 7-0. The last-place Redbirds are shut out for a record 33rd time, averaging more than one whitewash every five games.

    1913 - Senators' legend Walter Johnson beats the Philadelphia A's, 1-0, to finish the season with 36 victories. The future Hall of Fame right-hander will toss a record 110 shutouts during his 21 seasons in the major leagues.

    1914 - The Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch the pennant after a sensational second-half drive.

    1915 - The Philadelphia Phillies clinch their first National League pennant when Grover Cleveland Alexander tosses a one-hitter blanking the Braves, 5-0. It will take another 35 years before the franchise wins another flag.

    1920 - Babe Ruth hits his 54th homer in Philadelphia as the Yankees win, 7-2. That is more than any other team except the Phils. He is responsible for 241 of his team's 838 runs, even though he misses twelve games.

    1921 - Allen Sothoron establishes a major league record by not yielding a home run during the 178 innings he throws this season. The 28-year old right-hander, who started the season with the Browns before being sent to the Red Sox for a brief stint, will pitch the majority of his games with the Indians.

    1928 - At Navin Field, the Tigers establish a club record collecting 27 hits in a 19-10 victory over the first place Yankees. The mark will not be equaled until a 17-7 rout over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium in 2004.

    1934 - At Griffith Stadium in Washington, D. C., Yankees legend Babe Ruth hits his 659th and final home run wearing pinstripes. The 'Bambino' had 49 homers with the Red Sox prior to coming to New York and will add six additional round-trippers with the Braves before retiring next season.

    1935 - In his only major league game, Pirates rookie Aubrey Epps goes 3-for-4 in the Bucs' season finale, a 9-6 loss to Cincinnati at Crosley Field. The 23-year old catcher, known as Yo-Yo, will finish his one-game big league career with the same batting average (.750) and fielding percentage when he commits two errors in eight chances.

    1943 - Vern Stephens becomes the first player to hit two extra-inning home runs in the same game. The Browns shortstop puts St. Louis ahead with a solo shot in the 11th, and after the Red Sox tie the score in the bottom of the frame he goes deep again in the 13th with the eventual winning run in the team's 4-3 victory at Fenway Park.

    1945 - The Cubs clinch the National League flag on Hank Borowy's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh in the first game of a doubleheader.

    1945 - Paul Gillespie becomes the first of only two players in baseball history ever to hit home runs in their first and last big league at bats. The wartime Cubs reserve catcher went deep against the Giants at the Polo Grounds on September 11, 1942 and ends his career homering at the spacious Forbes Fields, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    1946 - On the last day of the campaign, by striking out opposing pitcher Hal Newhouser and four others, Bob Feller establishes a major league record by striking out 348 batters in one season. Future research, however, will show Rube Waddell had struck out 349 in 1904.

    1951 - Don Newcombe becomes the first black to win twenty games in a season. In a must win for the Dodgers, the right-hander bests Robin Roberts, also a 20-game-winner, when he blanks the Phillies at Shibe Park, 5-0.

    1953 - A Baltimore syndicate headed by Baltimore Mayor Tom D'Alesandro buys Bill Veeck's interest in the Browns for $2.475 million. The American League approves the shift of the Browns to Baltimore without Bill Veeck.

    1954 - In a game which will be best remembered for Willie Mays making a spectacular over-the-shoulder grab of a ball hit to deep to center field, robbing Vic Wertz of an extra hit, Dusty Rhodes becomes the second player in World Series player to end a game with a homer. The Giants pinch-hitter's walk-off three-run home run off Bob Lemon beats the Indians 5-2 in Game 1 of the Fall Classic.

    1954 - Willie Mays gives the glove he used to make one of the most spectacular catches in baseball history, an amazing over-the-shoulder grab that robbed Vic Wertz of an extra hit in Game 1 of the World Series, to teammate Don Liddle's 6-year son. When he gets older, Craig Liddle will use the immortal piece of leather in Little League games.

    1957 - With 1895 manager Jack Doyle among the 11,606 looking on, the Giants lose their last game at the Polo Grounds 9-1. Bucs rookie John Powers hits a home run in the top of the ninth, the last homer and RBI at the Polo Grounds. This game is played on the 77th anniversary of the first Polo Grounds baseball game.

    1958 - Solly Hemus is traded to St. Louis by the Phillies in exchange for utility infielder Gene Freese. The 36 year-old former Redbird will become the Cardinals' player-manger for the next three seasons, compiling a 190-192 record.

    1959 - The Dodgers win Game Two of the playoff, 6-5, and take the National League pennant. Los Angeles overcomes a 5-2, ninth-inning deficit to tie the game they win it in the 12th inning when Gil Hodges scores from second on Felix Mantilla's off-balance heave past first base after a difficult chance on Carl Furillo's grounder.

    1961 - Johnny Blanchard singles in the ninth plating Roger Maris to give the Yankees a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Red Sox. The super-sub, playing right field today, hit his 21st home run of the season in the fourth inning off Boston’s complete-game loser Bill Monbouquette accounting for New York’s other run.

    1961 - Whitey Ford goes six innings for the victory in the Yankees' 2-1 win over the Red Sox to finish the season with a 25-4 record. 'Slick' hurls 283 innings during the campaign without allowing a stolen base.

    1962 - Branch Rickey, returning to the Cardinals for the second time in his long career, is given the title of senior consultant for player development. In this role, the 'Mahatma' will have the power to make deals, but is asked by team owner Gussie Busch to confer with general manager Bing Devine on a regular basis.

    1963 - In his last game, Stan Musial helps the Cardinals beat the Reds, 3-2 at Busch Stadium getting two hits in his final three at-bats. The 'Man' will retire with 3,630 hits, during his 22-year tenure with the Redbirds, collecting 1,815 in St. Louis, and the other 1,815 on the road.

    1963 - On the final day of the season, John Paciorek, brother of Tom and Jim, goes 3-for-3, driving in three runs and scoring four times in his big league debut as Houston routs the Mets at Colt Stadium, 13-4. Due to severe back problems, the 18-year-old Colt .45's right fielder, who also makes two outstanding defensive catches, will never again play in a big league game.

    1964 - Masanori Murakami becomes the first player born in Japan to win a major league game. At Candlestick Park, the 20-year old southpaw one-hits the Colt .45's over three innings, and the Otsuki native gets the victory when Matty Alou, who hasn't homered in two years, goes deep to give the Giants a dramatic walk-off 5-4 win in the bottom of the 11th inning.

    1964 - At a press conference, the Mets announce Casey Stengel, the only skipper the franchise has ever known, will continue to manage next season. Although the expansion team has finished last in all three years of its existence, the 'Old Perfessor' is given a raise.

    1968 - In a pre-game ceremony with Harry Caray as the master of ceremonies, the Cardinals honor retiring outfielder Roger Maris. The former two-time MVP with the Yankees, who has never had his accomplishments recognized in the Bronx, thanks the friendly Busch Stadium crowd and the team, remarking that his two seasons in St. Louis were his “most enjoyable years in baseball”.

    1968 - Carl Yastrzemski maintains a .3005 batting average to win his second straight batting crown with the lowest championship average ever. Yaz is the American League's only .300 hitter; Oakland's Danny Cater is second with .290.

    1968 - After the A's drop a 4-3 decision to Minnesota, Charlie O. Finley fires Oakland manager Bob Kennedy on the last day of the season. The A's owner, who has dismissed eight skippers in eight years, rehires Hank Bauer, who guided the team to ninth-places finishes in 1961 and 1962 when the club played in Kansas City.

    1969 - Going deep off Senator hurler Jim Shellenback, Rico Petrocelli becomes the first shortstop in American League history to hit 40 home runs in a season. The Red Sox infielder's record will stand until 1998 when Alex Rodriguez blasts 42 bombs with the Mariners.

    1971 - Expos second baseman Ron Hunt is plunked by a pitch for the 50th time of the season establishing a big league record. By comparison, the runner-up in the league, teammate Rusty Staub, will be hit by a pitch only nine times.

    1971 - In the sixth inning of the Expos' 6-5 win over the Cubs, Ron Hunt is hit by a Milt Pappas pitch. It is the 50th time Hunt is hit in 1971, setting a Major League record.

    1973 - Hank Aaron takes Houston's Jerry Reuss deep for his 40th home run of the season in the Braves' 7-0 victory at Atlanta Stadium. 'Hammerin’ Hank' joins teammates Davey Johnson and Darrell Evans in reaching the milestone, making them the first trio to accomplish the feat for the same club.

    1973 - Steve Carlton, who won 27 games for the cellar-dwelling Phillies last year, suffers his 20th loss of the season when Philadelphia is beaten in St.Louis, 7-1. 'Lefty' will post a 13-20 record, along with 3.90 ERA for the last place team.

    1976 - Tommy Lasorda is named to succeed Walter Alston as Dodger manager. 'Smokey' compiled a 2040-1613 record (.558), during his 23-year tenure with the club winning seven pennants and four world championships.

    1977 - Win a 6-3 victory over the Angels at Royals Stadium, Kansas City reaches the 100-win mark for the first time in the nine-year history of the franchise. The eventual American League Western Division champions will finish the regular season with 102 victories.

    1979 - Manny Mota sets a major league record with his 146th career pinch hit, a single to right field, in LA's 6-2 victory over Chicago at Dodger Stadium. The Dominican Republic native surpasses the all-time record set by Smoky Burgess, who collected his last hit as a pinch-hitter in 1967.

    1979 - J.R. Richard of the Astros shuts out the Dodgers 3-0 and fans eleven batters to break his own modern National League record for strikeouts by a right-hander. Richard finishes with 313 K's, ten more than in 1978. One of five Dodgers hits is a single by Manny Mota, his 146th pinch hit, breaking the mark of 145 formerly held by Smoky Burgess.

    1983 - In game which lasts only two hours and twenty minutes, Mike Warren, in his last start of the season no-hits the White Sox, 3-0, in front of 9,058 fans at the Oakland Coliseum. The 22-year old right-hander from California, who will only win four more games in his three-year career, is the 15th rookie to throw a no-hitter.

    1986 - Jay Bell becomes the tenth player to hit the first pitch he sees in the major leagues for a home run. Twins hurler Burt Blyleven, who gives up the homer to the Indians infielder, breaks former Phillies ace Robin Roberts's infamous record by serving up his 47th gopher ball this season.

    1986 - Chicago Cubs rookie Greg Maddux defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3. The losing pitcher was his brother, Mike, also a rookie. It was the first time brothers faced each other as rookies.

    1987 - New York Yankees' first baseman Don Mattingly sets a major league record by hitting his sixth grand slam of the season. Remarkably, it will be the only six bases-full homers he’ll hit during his entire 14-year career.

    1990 - The Reds clinch the National League West title during a rain delay of their 3-1 loss to the Padres when the second-place Dodgers lose 4-3 to San Francisco. The Reds, never out of first place, are the first National League team ever to lead from wire to wire in a 162-game schedule.

    1993 - George Brett plays his last game at Kauffman Stadium, and after the Royals' 3-2 ninth inning walk off victory, a post-game tribute is held to honor the future Hall of Famer. At the conclusion of the ceremony, with fireworks lighting up the sky, the KC third baseman circles the stadium in a golf cart and then kneels down and kisses home plate.

    1996 - During a 4-1 loss at the SkyDome, Orioles' center fielder Brady Anderson becomes the 14th player to hit 50 home runs in a season. The power surge comes as a surprise given the Baltimore leadoff hitter's previous season high was only 21 round-trippers.

    1996 - Hitting his 40th homer, Rockies third baseman Vinny Castilla joins Andres Galarraga (47) and Ellis Burks (40) to become the first trio of teammates in 23 years to hit 40 homers for one team. Davey Johnson (43), Darrell Evans (41), and Hank Aaron (40) accomplished the feat for the Braves in 1973.

    1996 - Two weeks after the Rangers retire Nolan Ryan's number, the Astros follow suit and honor the 'Ryan Express' by also retiring his #34. The right-handed fireballer played nine seasons for Houston, striking out a total of 1,866 batters en route to winning 106 games that included his 5th no-hitter against L.A. in 1981.

    1996 - Although he is four shy of the necessary 502 plate appearances requirement, Tony Gwynn, hitting .353, is given the National League's batting crown using the Oh-fer Clause, which has been in the rule book for 30 years but never invoked. The addition of four mythical hitless at-bats would leave the Padres outfielder with a .349 average, still five points better than the runner-up Ellis Burks of the Rockies.

    1998 - Mo Vaughn homered twice and tied a record with seven RBIs as Boston ended a 13-game postseason skid, beating Cleveland 11-3 in their American League divisional playoff series opener.

    1999 - Doug Glanville becomes the first Phillie player to collect 200 hits in a season since Pete Rose accomplished the feat twenty years ago. The center fielder reaches the milestone with a fourth inning three-run home run off Micah Bowie in Philadelphia's 5-0 victory over Chicago at Veterans Stadium.

    2000 - Gary Sheffield ties Duke Snider's 1956 mark for the Dodgers' franchise single-season home run record with his career best 43rd round tripper helping Los Angeles to defeat the Padres, 3-0.

    2001 - On three consecutive pitches, Astros' starter Dave Mlicki gives up homers to Fred McGriff, Rondell White and Todd Hundley. The back-to-back-to-back homers enable the Cubs to beat Houston, 6-2.

    2001 - Mariners' outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 234th hit of the season breaking 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson's 1911 rookie record for the most hits in a season. The historic hit also ties the 1985 major league mark for singles in a season established by Wade Boggs with 187 playing with the Red Sox.

    2001 - Miguel Tejada's seventh inning grand slam makes him the 15th player in A's history to hit for the cycle. The slugging shortstop had tripled in the first inning, singled in the third and doubled in the sixth.

    2002 - On the last day of the season, the Braves use 24 players with the Mets using 21 to tie the major league record for the most players employed in a nine-inning game. The Expos and the Cubs also combined to use 45 players on September 5, 1978.

    2002 - Barry Bonds sets a new season mark for on-base percentage with a .582 OBP. The 38-year old Giant left fielder, who became the oldest first-time winner of a batting title hitting .370, easily surpassed the 1941 mark established by Ted Williams with a .553 OBP.

    2002 - Jason Giambi homers in his first two trips to the plate in the Yankees' 6-0 win over Tampa Bay at the Stadium. The pair of round-trippers gives the slugging outfielder a total of 40 for the season, and when added with Jeremy's total of 20 home runs, hit with Oakland and Philadelphia, the Giambi brothers set the record for homers by siblings in the same season‚ topping the 59 hit by Joe (46) and Vince DiMaggio (13) in 1937.

    2004 - With the Braves beating the Mets 6-3, Bobby Cox becomes the ninth manager in baseball history to win 2,000 games as a manager. All of the other skippers who have reached this milestone are enshrined in the Hall of Fame with the exception of Tony LaRussa, who is still actively managing the Cardinals.

    2004 - Major League Baseball announces Washington, D.C. will become the new home of the Montreal Expos in time for the 2005 season. The nation's capital, which was chosen over finalists including Las Vegas and Northern Virginia, will have baseball for the first time in 33 years since the expansion Senators left in 1971 to become the Texas Rangers.

    2004 - Hours after MLB's announcement of the franchise's impending shift to Washington, D.C. for next season, the Expos played their final game in Montreal, a 9–1 loss to Florida before 31,395 enthusiastic fans at Olympic Stadium. As part of the ceremonies, the team commemorates their unfinished 1994 season by unfurling a banner that reads "1994 Meilleure Équipe du Baseball / Best Team in Baseball," a reference to the club's 74-40 record before the work stoppage ended the season and the city's hopes of playing in a World Series.

    2005 - Staving off what would have been one of the worst collapses in baseball history, the White Sox clinch their first American League Central title since 2000 beating the Tigers at Detroit’s Comerica Park, 4-2. The Pale Hose had watched their 15-game lead on August 1 shrink to only a game and a half over the rampaging Indians.

    2005 - Jhonny Peralta sets a new club record for home runs hit by an Indian shortstop. The 24-year old's third inning blast against the Devil Rays gives the Dominican his 24th round tripper of the season, one more than Woodie Held hit in 1961.

    2007 - During the sixth inning of a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto, Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon pulls Delmon Young out of the line-up for showing "blatant disrespect" for the game and the team by not running hard to first base. The 21-year old outfielder responds with a profanity-laced tirade claiming he was unfairly singled out and says he will not play in tomorrow's season finale, making it the only game in the 162-game season he will miss.

    2007 - One out away from clinching a playoff berth, Padres closer Trevor Hoffman gives up a game-tying pinch-hit triple to Tony Gwynn Jr, the son of a former teammate who he used to baby sit. The Padres will lose the game as well as tomorrow's season finale resulting in a one-game playoff loss to Colorado that keeps the team out of the postseason.

    2010 - At the Ballpark in Arlington, with the Seattle-Texas game tied 5-5 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Nelson Cruz strikes out, apparently sending the game into extra innings. The third strike turns out to be a wild pitch, and when the catcher makes an errant throw to first base trying to complete the putout, Mitch Moreland, the base runner already on first, scores the winning run giving the Rangers a 6-5 victory on a walk-off strikeout.

    2011 - The Chicago White Sox traded Ozzie Guillen and Ricardo Andres to Florida Marlins in exchange for Jhan Marinez and Osvaldo Martinez.

    2012 - The Nationals, with a 6-4 win in St. Louis, establishes a franchise record with their 96th victory of the season. In 1979, playing as the Expos, representing the city of Montreal, the team won 95 games, finishing the season two games behind Pittsburgh.

    2013 - The Rangers and Rays both win on the last day of the season to force a one-game tiebreaker for the second AL wild-card spot. Texas, who won its last seven games, will host Tampa Bay in the 163rd game of the season, with the winner playing the Indians in a third consecutive do-or-die game.

    2013 - The Tigers pitchers, with 13 combined K's in the season finale, end the season with 1,428, to establish the major league record for strikeouts by a team, surpassing a mark set by the 2003 Cubs. Detroit’s starting rotation features Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, and Anibal Sanchez, all who have each struck out 200+ batters this season.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 29...

    1859 - Orr, Dave
    1862 - Morris, Ed
    1866 - Weyhing, Gus
    1867 - Hines, Hunkey
    1871 - Hall, Russ
    1877 - Steinfeldt, Harry
    1880 - Lumley, Harry
    1884 - Shaw, Hunky
    1886 - Pieh, Cy
    1898 - Matthews, Joe
    1901 - Rensa, Tony

    1901 - Benton, Rabbit
    1905 - Cunningham, Bruce
    1909 - Hockett, Oris

    1911 - McGee, Dan
    1912 - Stewart, Glen
    1914 - Johnson, Johnny

    1917 - Feinberg, Eddie
    1919 - Emmerich, Slim
    1922 - Wheeler, Don
    1924 - McGhee, Ed

    1925 - Hamilton, Tom
    1932 - Giel, Paul
    1935 - Bedell, Howie
    1935 - Anderson, Bob
    1936 - Trosky, Hal

    1938 - McCormick, Mike
    1941 - James, Jeff
    1941 - Reese, Rich
    1949 - Busby, Steve
    1950 - Macha, Ken
    1950 - Crawford, Jim
    1953 - Richards, Gene
    1953 - Cromartie, Warren
    1955 - McLaughlin, Byron
    1956 - Calvert, Mark
    1957 - Lefferts, Craig
    1957 - Flannery, Tim
    1960 - Deer, Rob
    1967 - Silvestri, Dave
    1968 - Parks, Derek
    1970 - Hudson, Joe
    1970 - Haught, Gary
    1971 - Diaz, Eddy
    1976 - Pickering, Calvin
    1976 - Clark, Jermaine
    1977 - Bell, Heath
    1977 - Westbrook, Jake
    1979 - Duncan, Shelley
    1979 - Thurston, Joe
    1980 - Asencio, Miguel
    1980 - Day, Dewon

    1987 - Solis, Ali
    1988 - Thornburg, Tyler
    1989 - House, T.J.
    1994 - Mahle, Tyler

    Baseball Deaths on September 29...

    1920 - Creegan, Mark
    1945 - Van Haltren, George
    1947 - Walker, Ed
    1953 - Tyler, Lefty
    1966 - Rowan, Jack
    1969 - Leach, Tommy
    1974 - Speece, By
    1975 - Stengel, Casey
    1982 - Stratton, Monty

    1988 - Ordenana, Tony
    1990 - McLean, Al
    1991 - Moriarty, Ed
    1999 - Earley, Arnold
    2000 - Lovenguth, Lynn
    2001 - Noriega, John
    2009 - Robinson, Humberto
    2011 - Bockman, Eddie
    2014 - Shuba, George



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This Date In White Sox History - September 29th

September 29, 2005 -  The White Sox clinch their first American League Central title since 2000 beating the Tigers at Detroit's Comerica Park, 4-2. Though they led the AL Central wire-to-wire, the Pale Hose had watched their 15-game lead on August 1 shrink to 1.5 to the rampaging Indians.  The White Sox would go on to win 11 of 12 games in the playoffs to capture their first World Series title in 88 years.

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    On September 30 in Baseball History...

    1893 - On the day he is honored by The Sporting News as the most popular baseball player in America‚ Joe Quinn collects eight hits in the doubleheader becoming the first player to accomplish the feat. The St. Louis second baseman, a mortician in the off-season, helps the National League Browns, who will change their name to the Cardinals after the 1899 season, sweep a twin bill from the Beaneaters, 17-6 and 16-4.

    1893 - On the last day of the season, Duff Cooley collects six hits in NL Browns' 16-4 nightcap rout of Boston. The 20 year-old rookie accomplishes the rare feat by hitting four singles, a double, and a triple at the Robison Field in St. Louis.

    1904 - White Sox pitcher Doc White pitches his fifth shutout in eighteen days. The southpaw pitches six of his season total of seven shutouts in September.

    1907 - Cardinals' first baseman Ed Konetchy steals home twice in the same game. St. Louis swipes home plate three times during the contest.

    1921 - At Sportsman's Park, the Cardinals and their fans celebrate Rogers Hornsby Day. The 25 year-old Redbird second baseman, who will lead the NL in hitting with a .397 batting average, delights the crowd with a home run and two doubles in the team's 12-4 victory over Pittsburgh.

    1923 - It's Zack Wheat Day at Ebbets Field and the retiring Dodger outfielder collects two hits and is given an automobile. Cy Williams of the Phillies spoils the special day as he ties the score in the seventh inning with his 39th homer and his 40th in the 12th frame gives Philadelphia the victory, 6–4.

    1927 - At Yankee Stadium on the next-to-last day of the season off of Senator's starter Tom Zachary, Babe Ruth breaks his own 1921 home run record by hitting number 60, which lands just in fair territory in the right field stands. As a pinch hitter in the ninth inning, future Hall of Famer hurler Walter Johnson makes his last major league appearance in this game.

    1928 - In Washington's 9-1 win over the Browns, Goose Goslin gets two hits for the third day in a row to edge Browns outfielder Heinie Manush .379 to .378 for his only batting title in an 18-year career.

    1928 - In his major league debut, White Sox rookie Ed Weiland shuts out the A's at Comiskey Park, 1-0. The 6'4" fireballer from Chicago will finish his four year tenure with his hometown team compiling a 5-15 record before being traded to the Red Sox in 1932.

    1933 - At Sportsman's Park in a 12-2 Cubs rout of the Cardinals, Babe Herman hits for the cycle becoming the first player in baseball history to to do it three times. The Chicago outfielder playing for the Dodgers also accomplished the feat on two other occasions in 1931.

    1933 - In the season finale, the last-place White Sox lose to Cleveland, 5-3, finishing the campaign with a 53-99 record, 47 games out of first place. Chicago did not throw a single left-handed hurler during the entire season.

    1934 - Dizzy Dean beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-0, for his 30th victory of the year as the St. Louis Cardinals clinched the National League pennant.

    1934 - With a two-run round-tripper off Allyn Stout at Sportsman's Park in the Cardinals' 9-0 victory over Cincinnati, Rip Collins establishes a National League record when he blasts his league-leading 35th home run of the season as a switch hitter. The 30 year-old first baseman's mark will not be broken until Howard Johnson goes deep from both sides of the plate 36 times in 1987 for the Mets.

    1936 - In the World Series opener, Carl Hubbell scatters seven hits and limits the Yankees to a solo home run by George Selkirk. The Giants take a decisive 6-1 win.

    1945 - Hank Greenberg's grand-slam home run in the ninth inning on the final day of the season beats the St. Louis Browns 6-3 and clinches the American League pennant for the Detroit Tigers. Virgil Trucks, discharged three days earlier from the Navy, is the starter, with Hal Newhouser relieving in the fifth.

    1947 - In the first televised World Series, Ralph Branca becomes the youngest player to start a World Series opener. At Yankee Stadium, the 21-year and 9 months old right hander and the Dodgers lose to the Bronx Bombers, 5-1.

    1949 - Ralph Kiner hits his 54th homer and 16th in September, as the Pirates beat Herm Wehmeier and the Reds 3-2. The monthly total eclipses Cy Williams' 1923 National League mark.

    1951 - Knowing the Giants have won their game in Boston, the Dodgers rally from a five-run deficit to beat Philadelphia in 14 innings, 9-8, forcing a three-game playoff for the National League pennant. After Jackie Robinson makes a game-saving catch in the thirteenth to preserve an 8-8 tie, he hits a home run in the next frame that proves to be the difference in Brooklyn's victory at Shibe Park.

    1954 - With lefty Johnny Antonelli going the distance, the Giants defeat Early Wynn and the Indians 3-1 in Game two of the World Series. Dusty Rhodes drives in all the Giants' runs with a pinch-hit single and a solo home run. Cleveland's only score is a first-pitch home run by leadoff hitter Al Smith.

    1955 - Johnny Podres defeats Bob Turley, who fails to last two innings as the Dodgers win Game three of the World Series over the Yankees 8-3.

    1956 - At the age of 16, Jim Derrington becomes the youngest pitcher to start a major league game this century. The teenager loses to the A's 7-6, but singles becoming the youngest player to get a hit in the American League.

    1956 - Don Newcombe, a three-time twenty-game winner, goes the distance to earn his major-league leading 27th victory when the Dodgers beat Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, 8-6, on the last day of the campaign. Newk’s win is the most ever in a season by an African-American pitcher.

    1961 - The Angels win their 70th and final game of the season when they defeat Cleveland at L.A.'s Wrigley Field, 11-6. The seventy victories are the most games ever won by an expansion team in their first year of existence.

    1962 - Willie Mays homered to give the San Francisco Giants a 2-1 victory over the Houston Colt. 45s in the season's final day. That, coupled with the Los Angeles Dodgers' 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, forced a playoff for the National League pennant. The Giants won in three games.

    1962 - The Mets end their inaugural season with their 120th loss, a 20th century record. Joe Pignatano hits into an eighth inning triple play in his last career at-bat.

    1962 - In his last at-bat of his career, Don Gile homers in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Red Sox a 3-1, season-ending victory over the Senators at Fenway Park. The Boston first baseman had been 0-for-34 before the dramatic at-bat.

    1962 - On the last day of the season, Gene Oliver's eighth-inning homer off Johnny Podres proves to be the difference in St. Louis' 1-0 victory over the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. The loss to the Cardinals forces Los Angeles into a best-of-three-game playoff with the Giants for the National League pennant, a series the team will lose to San Francisco.

    1962 - At Yankee Stadium, Mickey Mantle blasts his 30th home run of the season, a fourth inning solo shot off White Sox's 20-game winner Ray Herbert, to extend his streak of having 30 or more round-trippers to eight seasons. The 'Mick', who missed a month of the campaign because of a leg injury, batted leadoff in final series of the year to collect more at-bats.

    1964 - As a pinch hitter in the top of the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium, Bill Roman hits his only big league home run in his first major league at-bat. The 25-year old Tiger rookie first baseman will accumulate only 37 career plate appearances during a brief two-year stint in Detroit.

    1966 - At Comiskey Park in the top of the ninth inning, Roger Maris, in his last at-bat as a Yankee, slams a two-run home run as a pinch-hitter putting the club ahead of the White Sox, 5-4. As the slugger contemplates retirement, the former two-time American League MVP is stunned and embarrassed when New York trades him in the off-season to the Cardinals for utility player Charley Smith.

    1969 - The Braves clinch the first ever National League West division with their 3-2 win over the Reds at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The Lum Harris led club will finish the season three games ahead of San Francisco, but will be swept by New York in the NLCS.

    1971 - The Senators, in their final game in Washington, hold a 7-5 lead over the Yankees with two outs in the ninth. Fans then swarm onto the field, causing the game to be forfeited to the Yanks.

    1971 - Tom Seaver, for the second time in his career, becomes a 20-game winner when the Mets beat St. Louis, 6-1, at Shea Stadium on the final day of the season. En route to the complete game victory, 'Tom Terrific' whiffs 13 Redbirds to end the campaign with a league-leading 289 strikeouts.

    1971 - Don Mincher becomes the only player to be on the roster for both final games played in Washington for each team known as the Senators. The lefty-swinging first baseman will also be the only person to play for both the original Minnesota Twins and the original Texas Rangers, the franchises that left the nation's capital, respectively, in 1960 and 1971.

    1971 - Willie Montanez sets the Phillies' rookie home run record when he strokes a two-run round-tripper off Nelson Briles in the team's 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh at Veterans Stadium. The freshman first baseman's 30 homers eclipse the mark established by Dick Allen in 1964.

    1972 - Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente doubles off Met Jon Matlack to become the 11th major leaguer to collect 3000 hits. The two-bagger, sadly, will be his last hit as he will die in a plane crash on New Year's Eve.

    1973 - Playing in their final game at the 'old' Yankee Stadium, the fourth-place Bronx Bombers lose unceremoniously to the Tigers, 8-5. The team, which will play its home games for the next two seasons at Shea Stadium as the 50-year old ‘House that Ruth Built’ undergoes extensive renovations, also loses their skipper with Ralph Houk announcing his resignation.

    1973 - After posting an 88-73 record, Eddie Kasko is fired as manager of the second place Red Sox on the last day of the season. Triple-A Pawtucket pilot Darrell Johnson is named as next season's skipper.

    1973 - At the close of the season, the American League's new DH rule appears to have worked when the Junior Circuit's league’s batting average increases by 20 points to .259, its highest point since 1956, outhitting the NL for the first time in a decade. There were 112 more complete games than last season, and the total of 614 is the most since 1928 in either league.

    1978 - The Phillies overcome a first-inning grand slam by Willie Stargell to beat the Pirates 10-8 and finally clinch the National League East title. Winning pitcher Randy Lerch contributes two home runs to his cause. The loss snaps the Pirates' streak of 24 straight wins at Three Rivers Stadium.

    1979 - In his final major league at-bat, Ed Kranepool pinch hits a double off Bob Forsch in New York’s 4-2 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The 35-year old veteran, who broke in with the Mets as a 17-year old in 1962, has the longest tenure in franchise history playing 18 seasons with the club.

    1980 - A's outfielder Rickey Henderson sets the American League single-season stolen base record with his 98th in a 5-1 win over the White Sox, breaking Ty Cobb's record of 96 set in 1915. Henderson will finish the season with one-hundred stolen bases.

    1980 - In front of only 1,754 patrons, Mets southpaw Pete Falcone beats the Pirates in the season's last game at Shea Stadium, 3-1. It is the smallest crowd ever to attend a game at the Flushing ballpark, 33 less fans than yesterday.

    1981 - In the last major-league game at Minnesota's Metropolitan Stadium, Kansas City clinches at least a tie for the American League West second-half title with a 5-2 win over the Twins. Next season, the Twins will play in the brand-new Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.

    1984 - Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly wins the American League batting title with a .343 average, finishing three points higher than teammate Dave Winfield. It the first of six consecutive seasons that 'Donnie Baseball' will finish hitting over .300, but will prove to be his only batting crown during a 14-year major league career.

    1984 - On the final day of the season, Mike Witt uses only 97 pitches to retire 27 consecutive hitters. The Angels' hurler throws the perfect game against the Rangers and beats Charlie Hough on an unearned run, 1-0.

    1985 - Trying to circumvent the Mariners' 'escape clause' which is based on attendance at the Kingdome, the King County Council attempts to modify the deal it made with the team. A proposed amendment, making it necessary for the club to play .500 ball before a move could be considered, a record the M's have never achieved, angers owner George Argyros so much he threatens to move the team out of Seattle.

    1987 - Dave Stewart becomes a 20-game winner when the A’s beat Cleveland at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 4-3. The thirty-year old right hander, who spent the first decade of his career in the bullpen, will also earn twenty or more victories in the next three seasons.

    1988 - Orel Hershiser of the Los Angeles Dodgers broke Don Drysdale's record of 58 consecutive scoreless innings by shutting out San Diego for 10 innings. The Padres won in the 16th inning, 2-1.

    1988 - Dave Stieb of the Toronto Blue Jays lost a no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth for the second consecutive start, and finished with a 4-0 one-hitter over the Baltimore Orioles. Stieb faced the minimum 26 batters until Jim Trabor lined a single down the right-field line about 3 feet from the glove of first baseman Fred McGriff.

    1988 - Joining Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman and Dwight 'Doc' Gooden, David Cone improves his record to 20-3 becoming the fourth pitcher in Mets history to win twenty games in a season. After his 4-2 complete-game victory against the Cardinals, the 25-year old right-hander is congratulated by a surprise visitor to the Shea Stadium dugout, former president Richard Nixon.

    1988 - At Wrigley Field, President Ronald Reagan throws out two first ceremonial first pitches prior to the Cubs' 10-9 loss to the Pirates. 'Dutch', a former play-by-play announcer, then participates in the broadcast with Harry Caray spending the first inning and a half in the WGN booth.

    1989 - Nolan Ryan strikes out 13 Angels in a 2-0 three-hitter to raise his season total to 301. It is his sixth 300-strikeout season but his first since 1977.

    1989 - Ending a 43-year relationship with Major League Baseball, NBC airs its final regular season Game of the Week. The contest, which features the Blue Jays clinching the AL East title with a 4-3 victory over the Orioles at the SkyDome, is the 981st broadcast of a weekly tradition which began in 1947.

    1989 - Baltimore, after spending nearly three months in first place, is eliminated from the pennant race on the next-to-last day of the season when they suffer their second consecutive one-run loss to Toronto, allowing the Blue Jays to clinch first place in the AL East. The young group of players known as the "Why Not?" Orioles, led by Frank Robinson, improved in the standings by 32.5 games from their last-place finish last season.

    1990 - The White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in the last game played at historic Comiskey Park, which is to be torn down after eighty seasons of major-league ball. Chicago will play next season at the new Comiskey Park located across the street.

    1990 - Kansas City infielders Frank White, playing in his last major league game after spending his entire 18-year career with the Royals, and George Brett establish a new mark when they appear their 1,914th game together, the most by any American League teammates.

    1992 - With his fourth hit of the game, a single off LA's southpaw Tim Fortugno, George Brett collects his 3000th hit of his career. The Royals' third baseman's celebration of the milestone moment is short-lived when he is picked off and tagged by first baseman Gary Gaetti after stepping off the base to savor the accomplishment.

    1995 - Albert Belle becomes the first player in major league history to hit fifty home runs and fifty doubles in the same season. The accomplishment, which is more amazing because it is completed in only 143 games due to a strike-shorten season, far exceeds any of the prior 40-40 marks achieved by just a dozen players in major league history.

    1997 - Tim Raines, Derek Jeter and Paul O'Neill hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning against Cleveland, making the New York Yankees the first team to hit three straight homers in a postseason game. O'Neill's homer made it 8-6, the final score of the Yankees' Game 1 victory in the American League division series.

    1998 - John Smoltz became the winningest pitcher in postseason history, allowing only five hits in 7 2/3 innings as the Atlanta Braves cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of their National League divisional playoff series.

    1998 - After the removal of a tumor nine months ago, former Royal reliever Dan Quisenberry dies of brain cancer at the age of 45. In 1983, 'Quiz', known for his outstanding control, became the first closer to record 40 saves, ending the season with 45.

    1999 - Mets' shortstop Rey Ordonez plays in his 96th consecutive game without committing an error breaking Cal Ripken's major league record for errorless games in that position. The flashy infielder will finish the season extending the record to 100 games.

    1999 - The largest regular-season crowd in Candlestick Park history, 61,389 fans, watches the Dodgers beat the home team, 9-4 in the last baseball game to ever be played at the 'Point'. Giant greats help mark the occasion with Juan Marichal tossing out the ceremonial first pitch before the game and Willie Mays throwing out the ballpark's final pitch after the game.

    1999 - For the twenty-third time this season, Diamondback fireballer Randy Johnson K's at least 10 batters to tie Nolan Ryan's 1973 major league record for the most double-digit strikeout games in a season. The tall left-hander whiffs 11 Padres in seven innings in a 5-3 victory to bring his season ending total to 364 which ranks fourth all-time.

    2000 - In the highest scoring game in A's franchise history, Oakland defeats the Rangers 23-2 to remain a half-game ahead of the Mariners for the Western Division lead as Seattle scores the most runs ever against the Angels, 21-9 assuring the team at least a tie for the American League wild card.

    2001 - With a third-inning double against Milwaukee, Rockies first baseman Todd Helton becomes the first player in major league history to have consecutive 100 extra-base hits seasons. Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig and Chuck Klein also had two 100 extra-base hits seasons, but did not accomplish the feat in successive years.

    2004 - Thanks to Bernie Williams’s ninth inning two-run homer, the Yankees beat the Twins, 6-4, to clinch their seventh straight American League East Division title. It is also their 100th victory of the season making the club only the fourth team in history (Braves 1997-99; Orioles 1969-71; A’s 1929-31) to have three consecutive 100-win seasons.

    2005 - The Devil Rays announce the team will buy out the last year of manager Lou Piniella’s $13 million, four-year deal signed in 2002. The agreement, which pays ‘Sweett Lou’ $2.2 million of the $4.4 million he is owed, allows the 62-year skipper to seek employment with another team.

    2005 - Mariner outfielder Ichiro Suzuki become the first player in baseball history to collect 200 hits each of his first five seasons in the big leagues. The Japanese native, who was last season’s AL batting champ, joins Willie Keeler (1894-1901), Wade Boggs (1983-89), Chuck Klein (1929-33), Al Simmons (1929-33), and Charlie Gehringer (1933-37) as the sixth major leaguer to have to reached this plateau for at least five consecutive seasons.

    2005 - Albert Pujols’s 40th home run, a seventh inning grand slam against the Reds, makes him the first Cardinal in the 114-year history of the team to hit that many home runs in three consecutive seasons. The homer, which was also the 200th of his career, makes the first baseman the third-youngest player to reach the milestone with only Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews accomplishing it sooner.

    2005 - Delta Air Lines names one of its Boeing 757s 'Big Papi' in honor of the Red Sox designated hitter. David Ortiz attends at the dedication ceremony at Logan International Airport where the company unveils the newly lettered jet, a Song Plane.

    2006 - Five years and two cities after Frank Robinson, then the vice president in the commissioner's office in charge of on-field discipline, accepts Bud Selig's offer to take the MLB-owned Expos' manager job for just one season, the franchise, now known as the Washington Nationals, will have a new skipper. Jim Bowden, the team's GM, announces the 71-year-old Hall of Famer will be replaced with the search for a new field boss beginning after tomorrow's season finale against the Mets at RFK.

    2007 - With the help of New York losing 6 out of their 7 last games (all at home) and squandering a seven game game with 17 to play, the Phillies clinch the NL East title for the first time in 14 years by beating the Nationals on the last day of the season, 6-1. The Mets' colossal failure down the stretch is considered by many to be the worst collapse by a team in baseball history.

    2007 - With 13 victories in the last 14 games of the season, the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks to force a one-game play-off with the Padres to determine the National League wild card team. San Diego, who was one strike away from clinching a postseason berth yesterday, loses again today to the Brewers ending the season with the same record as Colorado, 89-73.

    2007 - Jimmy Rollins triples to become only the fourth big leaguer to record 20 stolen bases, 20 homers, 20 triples and 20 doubles in a season. The Phillies shortstop and MVP candidate joins Frank Schulte (1911 -Cubs), Willie Mays (1957 - Giants) and Curtis Granderson (2007 -Tigers) as the only players in major league history to accomplish the feat.

    2008 - With its 1-0 tiebreaker win over the Twins, the White Sox become the first team in major league history to defeat three different opponents in three days. Chicago beat the Indians on the last scheduled day of the regular season to necessitate the playing of a previous rain out with the Tigers, which the Southsiders won 8-2, making today's game with Minnesota necessary to determine the AL Central divisional championship.

    2009 - In the Marlins' 5-4 victory over Atlanta, Ricky Nolasco sets a franchise record with 16 strikeouts. The 26-year old right-hander's performance includes whiffing nine consecutive batters, one shy of the major league record set by Tom Seaver with the Mets in 1970.

    2009 - The Phillies clinch their third straight division title with a 10-3 victory over Houston. If the team wins the World Series this year, the reigning World Champions will become the first National League team to win two in row since the Reds won consecutive Fall Classics in 1975-76.

    2009 - Francisco Rodríguez becomes the fourth pitcher in the history of the game to yield two walk-off grand slams in the same season when Justin Maxwell goes deep giving Washington a dramatic 7-4 victory over the Mets at Nationals Park. Last month, Everth Cabrera of the Padres also hit a game-ending four-run four-bagger making K-Rod Rodríguez the only major leaguer to surrender two game winning grand slams to a pair of rookies.

    2011 - The Red Sox do not pick up their option on Terry Francona’s contract, severing ties with their manager for the past eight seasons. The former Boston skipper, who was at the helm for the team's 2004 and 2007 World Championships, could not halt the club's historic collapse in September, losing a certain playoff spot to Tampa Bay when the team posts a meager 7-20 record in the final month of the season.

    2012 - En route from Baltimore to Tampa Bay to play the Rays, the Orioles' charter is forced to make an emergency landing in Jacksonville, Florida because of smoke on the plane. The cause of the fire is not immediately known, but there are no reported injuries.

    2012 - The Braves win for the 23rd straight time in a game started by Kris Medlen when they beat New York in the regular-season home finale at Turner Field, 6-2. The 26 year-old right-hander's streak surpasses the major league mark shared by Carl Hubbell (Giants, 1936-37) and Whitey Ford (Yankees, 1950-53).

    2012 - David Price becomes the first 20-game winner in franchise history when he goes seven innings in the Rays' 6-2 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The 27 year-old southpaw, the youngest American League pitcher to win 20 since Johan Santana reached the milestone with Minnesota in 2004, will edge Tigers ace Justin Verlander for the AL Cy Young Award.

    2012 - After beating Boston earlier in the day, the Orioles secure a postseason berth when Texas beats the Angels in the second game of a twin bill. Baltimore, whose last playoff appearance occurred in 1997, clinches, at very least, one of the two American League Wild Card spots.

    2013 - In a one-game tie breaker to determine the AL's second Wild Card team, Rays' ace David Price allows just seven hits en route to a complete-game 5-2 victory over the Rangers in Arlington. Tampa Bay will take on the Indians for the Wild Card spot in the playoffs, and Texas, after winning its last seven contests of the regular 162-game season, will miss the postseason for the first time since 2009.

    2013 - The Mets extend manager Terry Collins’ contract for another two years, adding a club option for 2016. During his three-year tenure with New York, the 64 year-old skipper, who has also managed the Astros and Angels, has guided the team to 225-261 record, the lowest winning percentage (.463) of his major league managerial career.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 30...

    1851 - Shoupe, John
    1866 - Cotter, Tom
    1873 - O'Hagen, Hal
    1874 - Vorhees, Cy
    1878 - Kalahan, John
    1882 - Street, Gabby
    1882 - Hoelskoetter, Art
    1883 - More, Forrest
    1884 - Rucker, Nap
    1885 - Beck, Zinn
    1890 - Fritz, Harry
    1891 - Bohen, Pat
    1893 - Wallace, Doc
    1893 - Kelleher, Duke
    1897 - Cox, Dick
    1897 - Kenna, Eddie
    1897 - Kircher, Mike
    1902 - Carter, Blackie
    1905 - Harvel, Luther
    1905 - Allen, Johnny
    1906 - Lamanske, Frank
    1910 - Poindexter, Jennings
    1913 - Skaff, Frank
    1913 - Andrews, Nate
    1918 - Castiglia, Jim
    1920 - Linde, Lyman
    1921 - McGah, Eddie
    1924 - Taylor, Ben
    1926 - Roberts, Robin
    1929 - Blaylock, Marv
    1932 - Podres, Johnny
    1948 - Torres, Rusty

    1948 - Kusick, Craig
    1949 - Blessitt, Ike
    1953 - Gonzales, Dan
    1955 - Lezcano, Carlos
    1962 - Magadan, Dave
    1964 - Jennings, Doug
    1964 - Lusader, Scott
    1967 - DeSilva, John
    1967 - Perez, Yorkis
    1972 - Lima, Jose
    1972 - Goodwin, Curtis
    1974 - Giambi, Jeremy
    1975 - Guillen, Carlos
    1980 - Bullington, Bryan
    1981 - Watson, Brandon
    1982 - Smith, Seth
    1985 - Robertson, Dan
    1985 - Romak, Jamie
    1985 - Worth, Danny
    1986 - Hoyt, James
    1986 - Paredes, Edward
    1987 - Jansen, Kenley
    1988 - Marimon, Sugar Ray
    1989 - Parker, Kyle

    Baseball Deaths on September 30...

    1892 - O'Neil, Ed
    1922 - Genins, Frank
    1924 - Martin, Frank
    1927 - Morrison, Hank
    1937 - Shoch, George
    1941 - McPherson, John
    1947 - Halla, John
    1950 - Harper, Jack
    1952 - Freeman, Jerry
    1962 - Crowell, Cap
    1962 - Pillion, Squiz
    1963 - White, Jack
    1965 - Battle, Jim

    1969 - Galvin, Jim
    1969 - Thompson, Hank
    1970 - Patterson, Hank
    1970 - Novikoff, Lou
    1971 - Mack, Bill
    1973 - Russell, Reb

    1977 - Pratt, Del
    1989 - Weir, Roy
    1990 - Potter, Nels
    1998 - Quisenberry, Dan
    2002 - McGah, Eddie
    2008 - Brinkman, Ed




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