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On October 1 in Baseball History...

1903 - The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox, 7-3, in the first World Series game ever played. Jimmy Sebring hit the first home run. Deacon Phillippe was the winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser.

1919 - Just before the start of the World Series, the highly favored White Sox become the betting underdogs in the best-of-nine contest. Eddie Cicotte, a 29-game winner, is driven from the hill in a five-run fourth. Cincinnati's Dutch Ruether pitches a six-hitter and has three RBI on two triples and a single for a 9-1 win.

1921 - White Sox backstop Ray Schalk is the first catcher to make a putout at every single base. The feat has not been accomplished again.

1924 - Jimmy O'Connell, who will be out of baseball at the age of 23, is banned from the World Series by Kenesaw Mountain Landis after admitting to the commissioner his attempt to bribe Philadelphia shortstop Heinie Sand to "go easy" during their season-ending series against the Giants. The New York outfielder implicates teammates Frank Frisch‚ George Kelly‚ and Ross Youngs‚ but the trio will be cleared.

1932 - Babe Ruth, as legend has it, called his home run against Chicago's Charlie Root in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series, won by the New York Yankees, 7-5, at Wrigley Field. Ruth and Lou Gehrig each hit two homers for the Yankees.

1932 - Eighteen-year old Joe DiMaggio makes his professional debut at the end of the San Francisco Seals campaign playing shortstop for the team. Next year, the future Yankee superstar will hit .340 with 169 RBI’s and 28 home runs in his first full season in the Pacific Coast League.

1933 - Although he gives up 12 hits and 5 earned runs, 38-year old Babe Ruth goes the distance to beat the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, 6-5. The 'Sultan of Swat's' performance on the mound, a ploy to attract fans to a meaningless game, will be his last appearance as a pitcher, a position in which the future Hall of Fame slugger will post a 94-46 career record.

1944 - Dixie Walker, an outfielder on the seventh-place Dodgers, wins the National League batting crown with a .357 batting average finishing ten points higher than runner-up Stan Musial. In 1947, the 'People's Cherce's younger brother, Harry 'the Hat', will also lead the Senior Circuit hitting .363 in the year when he is traded after playing ten games for St. Louis to Philadelphia.

1944 - The St. Louis Browns, for the first and only time in their history, clinch the American League pennant when they beat the defending world champion Yankees at Sportman's Park, 5-2. Most of the team's offensive output is provided with a pair of two-run homers hit by Chet Laabs, an all-star outfielder in 1943 who has seen limited duty this season due to his job at a wartime defense plant.

1946 - For the first time in major league history, a playoff series to determine a league's championship was played between the St. Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers. The Cardinals took the first game, 4-2, as Howie Pollet held the Dodgers to two hits, a homer and an RBI-single by Howie Schultz.

1949 - Alex Kellner becomes the first 20-game winner for the A's since Lefty Grove accomplished the feat in 1933 when he goes the distance in Philadelphia's 7-4 victory over Washington at Griffith Stadium. The 24 year-old southpaw's success will be short-lived when he leads the American League with 20 losses next season .

1950 - Robin Roberts becomes the first Phillies right-hander to win 20 games since Grover Cleveland Alexander accomplished the feat with 30 victories in 1917. It is the first of six consecutive 20-win seasons the Whiz Kid from Springfield (IL) will compile for Philadelphia.

1950 - After they retire today, Burt Shotton of the Dodgers and the A's Connie Mack will become the last managers to wear street clothes. Although no edict that specifically mandates a skipper must wear a uniform, there is now a rule that states that a person not wearing a uniform, except medical personnel, isn't allowed on the field of play during a game.

1950 - The Philadelphia Phillies clinched the National League pennant on Dick Sisler's three-run homer against Don Newcombe in a 4-1 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers on the season's last day.

1951 - The Dodgers' 3-1 victory over the Giants in the first game of the National League playoffs is the first major league contest to be televised coast-to-coast. CBS, who obtained rights to the game, transmits the picture from Ebbets Field, but has to get the signal from ABC, who had made previously made arrangements with WOR-TV, the New York station which carried Brooklyn's regular season games.

1955 - After losing the first two games in the Bronx, the Dodgers even the World Series at two games apiece when they defeat the Yankees at Ebbets Field, 8-5. Brooklyn will make it three victories in a row tomorrow, but it will take a dramatic Game 7 for the 'Bums' to capture their first World Championship.

1955 - Receiving 71 of 103 votes cast by the writers, Indians hurler Herb Score wins the Sporting News American League Rookie of the Year award easily outdistancing Elston Howard of the Yankees and Hector Lopez of the A's. The 22-year old right-hander established a rookie record for strikeouts with 245 while compiling a 16-10 record for the Tribe.

1955 - Bill Virdon is selected as the National League's Rookie of the Year. The Cardinal outfielder, easily identified by his eye glases, receives 57 of the 92 writers' votes to beat runners-up Phillies hurler Jack Meyer and teammate Ken Boyer for the freshman award.

1961 - Roger Maris hit his 61st home run against Tracy Stallard of the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. The homer eclipsed Babe Ruth's 34-year-old single-season home run record. The Yankees won, 1-0.

1961 - After providing a venue for the PCL's Angels from 1925 through 1957 and the major league expansion team with the same name this season, LA's Wrigley Field hosts its last professional baseball game. The Halos are defeated by the Tribe 8-5 in front of 9,868 fans at the 36-year old ballpark, which will be torn down in five years to make room for an eventual public playground and senior center.

1961 - Willie Mays hits his 40th home run when he he goes deep off Lew Burdette in the Giants' 8-2 victory over Milwaukee in the opener of a twin bill at County Stadium. The 'Say Hey Kid' is the eighth player to reach the mark this season, a major league record, when he joins Roger Maris (61), Mickey Mantle (54), Harmon Killebrew (46), Orlando Cepeda (46), Jim Gentile (46), Rocky Colavito (45), and Norm Cash (41) in accomplishing the feat.

1964 - In the event of a tie at the end of the season, National League president Warren Giles flips a coin to determine the different possible playoff pairings, which includes six possibilities - two with two-teams, three with three-teams and one with four teams. Reds' president and general manager Bill DeWitt wins the first toss and chooses to play the Cardinals at home, if Cincinnati prevails.

1964 - The smallest reported crowd ever to attend a game at Fenway Park watches the Red Sox, en route to their sixth consecutive losing season, beat Cleveland, 4-2, to snap a six-game slide. The crowd of 306 paid patrons is less than half of the previous low at the Boston ballpark when only 674 fans showed up for a game against Kansas City last season.

1967 - At Fenway Park, on the last day of the season, Carl Yastrzemski collects four hits to help the Red Sox beat the Twins, 5-3, and clinch the American League pennant by one game over Minnesota and the Tigers. Yaz’s remarkable streak of getting ten hits in his final 13 at-bats enables the Long Island, N.Y. native to win the Triple Crown (.326, 44, 121) .

1970 - The final game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium is played as the Phillies beat the Expos 2-1. The fans respond by swarming onto and destroying the field.

1970 - Alex Johnson becomes the first Angel to win a batting title when he edges Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski on the last day of the season. The California outfielder wins the title when he beats out a high chopper to raise his average to .3289 in the fifth inning, finishing a miniscule .003 higher than Yaz at .3286.

1973 - In the first game of a scheduled make-up double-header at Wrigley Field in front of only 1,913 fans, a day after the regular season ends, the Mets beat the Cubs, 6-4, to capture the National League East flag. The Miracle Mets, who were 11 and half games behind and in last place on August 5, by winning its 82nd game, (the lowest number victories ever to win a title) clinch the division making the second game of the twin bill unnecessary to play.

1973 - As renovations begin at Yankee Stadium, home plate and first base from the old ballpark are presented respectively to Mrs. Babe Ruth and Mrs. Lou Gehrig. The Bronx Bombers will play their home games at Shea Stadium during the next two years.

1974 - Whiffing 14 batters, Tom Seaver becomes the first hurler in National League history to strike out 200 or more batters for seven consecutive seasons. ‘Tom Terrific’s’ complete game effort in his last start of the year isn’t good enough to win as the Mets bow to Jim Lonborg and Phillies, 2-1.

1974 - At the Astrodome, Mike Marshall establishes the major league mark for the most appearances by a pitcher when he throws two innings in the Dodgers' 8-5 victory over Houston. With his 106 appearances, the right-handed reliever appears in 65% of the games that his team played this season.

1975 - The Expos fire their first manager Gene Mauch and replace him with Karl Kuehl, the successful pilot of the Memphis Blues, their top farm club. During his seven-year tenure north of the border, Mauch, who will become the winningest big league manager to have never won a pennant, compiles a 499-627 (.443) record, never finishing higher than fourth place.

1978 - The Cleveland Indians beat New York, 9-2, on the last day of the season to force a one-game playoff between the Yankees and Boston. The Red Sox won their eighth straight, 5-0 over the Toronto Blue Jays.

1978 - On the last day of the season at Qualcomm Stadium, Ozzie Smith does his signature flip for the first time. The Padres shortstop, asked by the club to do it for Fans Appreciation Day, will continue his gymnastic prowess as a member of the Cardinals with the somersault becoming an Opening Day tradition at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

1980 - With much media and fan pressure, the Red Sox fire their very unpopular manager Don Zimmer. During 'Popeye's' five years in the Boston dugout he compiles a very respectable 411-304 (.575) record, but he will never be forgiven for the team's collapse in 1978 when a 14-game lead gets away, ending in a one-game playoff for the American League pennant, a 5-4 loss to the Yankees, thanks to a legendary home run over the Green Monster hit by Bucky Dent.

1982 - In his last game, A's shortstop Fred Stanley goes 1-for-3 in a 12-7 loss to the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. With 'Chicken' retiring there are now no active players left in the majors who once played with the Seattle Pilots.

1984 - Peter Ueberroth takes over the reins of major league baseball as the sport's sixth commissioner. The former L.A. Olympic president will immediately face a crisis when he needs to arbitrate the labor disagreement with the umpires' union, who have threatened to strike before the start of the League Championship Series.

1987 - With the bases full of Astros, Gerald Perry, the runner on third, scores on a delayed steal of home when the return throw from Braves' right-hander Danny Darwin is dropped by backstop Ronn Reynolds, who suffers a bruised and lacerated right hand on the play. The other runners, Jeff Blauser on first and Ken Oberkfell on second, also advance a base making it a rare triple steal, an event which will not occur again for another 21 years.

1988 - Tony Gwynn went 2-for-3 to raise his league-leading batting average to .313 but sustained a hand injury in a 6-3 victory over the Houston Astros. Gwynn, was the first National League batting champion to win the title with an average below .320. Larry Doyle's .320 average was the lowest.

1989 - Minnesota's Kirby Puckett and San Diego's Tony Gwynn each win batting titles on the final day of the regular season. Puckett goes 2-for-5 to edge Carney Lansford .339 to .336 while Gwynn goes 3-for-4 to beat Will Clark .336 to .333.

1991 - In what is believed to be his last day with the team, Ernie Harwell, whose contract is not renewed by team management and WJR, waves goodbye to the fans and the crowd attending the season finale gives the 'Voice of the Tigers' for the past 32-years a long and loud standing ovation. The veteran broadcaster will return to Detroit in 1993, thanks to the warm invitation from new team owner Mike Ilitch, and will continue to do play-by-play until the end of the 2002 season.

1993 - Mike Piazza plates Jose Offerman with a first-inning single to set a new team mark for runs driven in by rookie with 107. The 24 year-old Dodgers catcher breaks the franchise record for rookie RBIs established by Del Bissonette, a freshman first baseman who played with Brooklyn in 1928.

1995 - The Yankees and Rockies become first wild-card teams in the new major league baseball playoff system.

1995 - Beating the Giants,10-9, the Rockies win the first wild card in the National League thus becoming the first team to make the postseason before their seventh year in existence. Colorado posts the best ever record for a third-year team finishing ten games over .500 (77-67, .535).

1997 - The Orioles continue their dominance over the most dominant lefthander in baseball. Baltimore bounces Randy Johnson and the Mariners in the first game of the American League Division Series. Johnson, who has a winning record against every other team in the American League, falls to 3-8 overall against the Orioles.

1998 - In a 6-3 win over the Astros, Tony Gwynn goes 2-for-3 raising his league-leading batting average to .313. The Padres' outfielder becomes the first National League batting champion to win the title with an average below .320.

2000 - In the season finale, Kazuhiro Sasaki sets the rookie record for saves by notching his 37th when he tosses 1.2 innings of scoreless relief in the Mariners' 5-2 victory over Los Angeles at Edison Field. The 32-year old Japanese closer surpasses Todd Worrell's mark established in 1986 when the right-handed reliever played for the Cardinals.

2004 - With a little ground ball through the box, Ichiro Suzuki makes history in a big way as he breaks the major league record for hits in a single season. The historic hit by the Mariner outfielder from Japan surpasses George Sisler’s 84-year-old mark of 257 hits established in 1920 with the St. Louis Browns.

2005 - With a 10-1 drubbing by the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, the Royals establish a team record with their 105th defeat this season. Kansas City, which owns the worst record in the majors this year after losing 104 games last season, have reached the dubious century mark in three of the last four seasons.

2006 - Needing only one victory to clinch the AL Central flag, the Tigers are swept by the lowly Royals in a three game series in the final weekend of the season. After building a 6-0 lead in the season finale at Comerica Park, Detroit loses 10-8 in 12 innings and loses first place to the Twins to become the wild card team, opening on the road in the ALDS against the heavily favored Yankees.

2006 - With the exception of the work stoppage seasons of 1981, 1994 and 1995, it is the first time in baseball history no starting pitcher in either league wins 20 games. The most victories in the National League is sixteen accomplished by six hurlers and Johan Santana and Chien-Ming Wang win 19 games in the American League.

2006 - Joe Mauer becomes the first American League catcher to win a batting title and to lead the majors in hitting. The Twins backstop's .347 batting average outpaces Freddie Sanchez (.344) of the Pirates.

2006 - In the Tigers' 10-4 win over the Devil Rays, Carlos Guillen becomes the tenth player in franchise history to hit for for the cycle. The Detroit shortstop stretches a single into a double in his last at-bat in the eighth inning to complete the rare event.

2006 - Knowing that the contest might be his right fielder's final game with Boston, Red Sox manager Terry Francona replaces Trot Nixon in right field with two outs in the fifth inning on the last day of the season. The Fenway Faithful respond with a thunderous ovation when their regular right fielder for the past decade leaves the field.

2007 - The NL play-off game ends abruptly in the bottom of the 13th inning at Coors Field as Matt Holliday of the Rockies scores on a bang-bang play at home on a shallow Jamey Carroll sac fly, the third and winning run given up in Trevor Hoffman's blown save. Having won 14 of their last 15 games, the 9-8 comeback victory over the Padres, who were one strike away from clinching a postseason berth two games ago, makes Colorado the improbable NL wild card.

2009 - The Rockies' 9-2 win over Milwaukee assures the team of a wild card berth in the postseason, and puts the team in position to still win the NL West by sweeping the Dodgers this week-end in L.A. Although the team was 12 games under .500 on June 3, today's victory, their 91st - a club record, puts Colorado 23 games over .500, another first in the 17 year history of franchise.

2009 - Tony La Russa moves past John McGraw into second place for the most games managed in major league history. With his 4,770 contests as a manager, the Cardinal skipper now trails only Connie Mack, who amassed a total of 7755 during his 53 years in the dugout.

2014 - Brandon Crawford becomes the first shortstop to hit a postseason grand slam when he clears the bases in the fourth inning of the winner-take-all National League Wild Card Game, a 8-0 Giants’ victory over the Pirates. The former UCLA Bruins infielder’s four-run home run off Edinson Volquez quiets the very enthusiastic PNC Park crowd, who as been a valuable asset to the home team during the season.

2015 - Jose Abreu joins Albert Pujols (2001-02) as the second player in baseball history to hit 30 homers and drive in a 100 runs in each of his first two seasons. The Chicago White Sox slugging first baseman singles with two outs In the seventh-inning, picking up his 100th and 101st RBI of the season in the team's 6-4 loss to Kansas City at U.S. Cellular Field.

Baseball Birthdays on October 1...

1868 - Motz, Frank
1870 - Westervelt, Huyler
1877 - Hackett, Jim
1884 - Zmich, Ed
1889 - Sterrett, Dutch
1894 - Kolp, Ray
1894 - Mails, Duster
1895 - Johnson, Roy
1895 - Hill, Carmen
1901 - Reese, Jimmie
1918 - Russell, Jim
1919 - Mussill, Barney
1925 - Boyd, Bob

1928 - Naragon, Hal
1931 - Kipp, Fred
1934 - Hiller, Chuck
1937 - Brice, Alan
1945 - Carew, Rod
1946 - Hermoso, Remy
1946 - Warden, Jon
1947 - Capra, Buzz
1948 - Bonham, Bill
1951 - Pape, Ken
1952 - Myrick, Bob
1953 - Falcone, Pete
1955 - Reardon, Jeff
1956 - Law, Vance

1963 - McGwire, Mark
1964 - Kelly, Roberto
1967 - McElroy, Chuck

1968 - Patterson, Jeff
1973 - Thomson, John
1975 - Knight, Brandon
1980 - Orvella, Chad
1984 - Cain, Matt
1984 - Johnson, Chris
1985 - Atkins, Mitch
1985 - Ford, Darren
1985 - Horst, Jeremy
1986 - Poreda, Aaron

1987 - Komatsu, Erik
1991 - Ray, Robbie
1992 - Bogaerts, Xander
1992 - Moran, Colin

Baseball Deaths on October 1...

1877 - Somerville, Ed
1911 - Hafford, Leo
1929 - Richmond, Lee
1937 - Devine, Mickey
1947 - Northen, Hub
1948 - Camp, Lew
1949 - Kolb, Eddie
1950 - Paynter, George
1950 - Howell, Red
1977 - Patterson, Pat
1978 - White, Abe
1980 - Veltman, Pat
1984 - Goodman, Billy

1984 - Alston, Walter
2000 - Brewster, Charlie
2005 - Clyde, Tom
2011 - Schmitz, Johnny
2013 - Burton, Ellis
2014 - Martinez, Jose
2015 - Neeman, Cal




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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4426 on: October 02, 2017, 12:22:37 am »

    On October 2 in Baseball History...

    1908 - On the last day of the season, future Hall of Famer Addie Joss hurls a perfect game beating Ed Walsh and the White Sox, 1-0. The Wisconsin right-hander's performance kept the Naps' hopes alive, but the Tigers edge Cleveland by a 1/2 game for the American League pennant.

    1916 - Grover Alexander pitched his sixteenth shutout of the season, allowing only three Boston Braves hits in a 2-0 triumph.

    1919 - In Game Two of the World Series, White Sox pitcher Lefty Williams falters in the third inning as the Reds take a 3-0 lead. Swede Risberg and Chick Gandil fail in the clutch in a 4-2 Cincinnati win. Chicago manager Kid Gleason tells owner Charlie Comiskey that he is suspicious of his players, but neither league president follows with action.

    1920 - In the only tripleheader ever played in the 20th century, the Reds win the first two games, 13-4 and 7-3, with the Pirates avoiding the sweep in the finale, 6-0 which was called after six innings because of darkness. Peter Harrison is the home plate umpire for all three games.

    1921 - The Yankees close the season by beating the Red Sox, 7-6. Babe Ruth hits his fifty-ninth home run off Curt Fullerton.

    1932 - The Yankees win their 12th consecutive World Series game and sweep the Fall Classic for the third time. At Wrigley Field, the Bronx Bombers bang out 19 hits as they club the Cubs, 13-6.

    1936 - The Yankees even the World Series and set a Series record for runs as they demolish the Giants 18-4. Lefty Gomez coasts to a six-hit win, while every member of the Yankees lineup makes a hit and scores at least one run. Tony Lazzeri hits a grand slam, the first in World Series play since 1920.

    1938 - During the 3-2 loss to New York in the season finale at the Polo Grounds, Bees (Braves) outfielder Vince DiMaggio strikes out four times extending his major league record to a season total of 129. Last month, Dom and Joe's older brother had surpassed Gus Williams' major league mark of 120 whiffs established by the Browns' outfielder in 1914.

    1938 - At the Polo Grounds, Mel Ott singles home a run in the Giants' 3-2 victory over Boston in the season finale at the Polo Grounds. The 29 year-old Giants' right fielder, who will celebrate a birthday in the off season, establishes the record for the most games played before a 30th birthday with 1,739, more than Robin Yount's 1,671 (Brewers, 1974-85) and Andruw Jones's 1,625 (Braves, 1996-2007)

    1938 -Indians' fireballer Bob Feller fans 18 Tigers establishing a modern major league record for strike outs in a game. A single-game record that stood until Steve Carlton broke it in 1969. 'Rapid Robert' loses the Cleveland Stadium contest, 4-1.

    1942 - With an combination of infielders consisted mostly of shortstop Eddie Joost, second sacker Pete Suder and first baseman Ferris Fain, the A's established a major-league record for turning 217 double plays. The trio was the subject of a poem written by Dick Armstrong, the Athletics' publicity director, titled "Joost to Suder to Fain" which still remains popular in the folklore of the franchise.

    1947 - The Dodgers squeak out a 9-8 win over the Yankees, jumping on Bobo Newsom and Vic Raschi for six runs in the second inning. Yogi Berra becomes the first player to hit a pinch home run in World Series history, belting one off Brooklyn's Ralph Branca in the seventh inning.

    1949 - The Yankees and the Red Sox enter the last day of the season tied for first place and nearly 70,000 pack Yankee Stadium to see the finale. Vic Raschi nurses a 1-0 lead into the eighth against Ellis Kinder before the Yankees score four runs and go on to win the game and the pennant 5-3. Ted Williams also loses the batting title as George Kell goes two-for-three in Detroit (.3429 to .3427).

    1952 - Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in Game 3 to establish a new World Series mark. The Dodger hurler's performance bests the record of A's Howard Ehmke who struck out 13 Cubs in Game 1 of 1929 Fall Classic.

    1954 - The Giants sweep the American League team with the best record in history, scoring four runs in the fifth for a 7-4 win over Cleveland. The Indians had won 111 games, a record that stood until surpassed by the 1998 Yankees.

    1955 - Surprise Brooklyn starter rookie Roger Craig pitches six innings for the 5-3 win to even the World Series. Two home runs by Duke Snider and one by Sandy Amoros prove too much for the Yankees.

    1958 - The Braves erupt for seven runs in the first and go on to defeat the Yankees 13-5. Lew Burdette is shaky but beats New York for the fourth consecutive time in the World Series. He also chips in with a three-run home run.

    1961 - Coming out of retirement, former Yankee skipper Casey Stengel agrees to manage the Mets, New York's National League expansion team. 'The Old Perfessor' during his three-plus years in the Amazins' dugout will compile a poor 175-404 (.302) record, but will serve as the face of the new franchise making the team lovable losers with a loyal fan base.

    1962 - Just 25,321 fans are on hand at Dodger Stadium for the second game in the best-of-three playoff against the Giants. A ninth-inning sacrifice fly by Ron Fairly sends Maury Wills home with the deciding run in the Dodgers' 8-7 win.

    1963 - Sandy Koufax fans the first five batters he faces and becomes the first pitcher to fan fifteen in a World Series game. Johnny Roseboro's three-run home run is the difference as Los Angeles beats the Yankees 5-2 at New York.

    1965 - Winning 14 their last 15 games, L.A. clinches the National League pennant on the next to last day of the season at Dodger Stadium. Sandy Koufax gets his 26th victory defeating the Braves in the clincher. 2-1. With thirteen strikeouts, Koufax ups his modern major league season record to 382. (Nolan Ryan will do Koufax one K better in 1973.)

    1966 - The Yankees end the season with a 2-0 victory over Chicago, but the team will still finish in last place, a half game behind the Red Sox. The tenth-place Bronx Bombers, who compiled a 70-89 record, 26.5 games behind Baltimore, become the first club in franchise history to finish in the American League cellar since 1912.

    1966 - On the last day of the season, Sonny Jackson establishes a major league rookie record with his 49th steal of the season, a mark that will last until 1977. The Astros shortstop will finish second in the Rookie of the Year balloting behind Tommy Helms of Cincinnati.

    1966 - Sandy Koufax clinches the third Los Angeles pennant in four years, working with just two days rest for a 6-3 win at Philadelphia. Koufax sets Los Angeles records with twenty-seven wins and a 1.73 ERA.

    1968 - Bob Gibson establishes a new World Series mark by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals defeat the Tigers in Game 1 of the Fall Classic, 4-0.

    1969 - Only 5,473 patrons attend the Pilots' last game in Seattle as the last place team is defeated by the A's 3-1 for their 98th loss of year. The American League's newest franchise attracts only 677,944 fans for the season and will play in Milwaukee as the Brewers next season.

    1969 - In the eighth inning of the Reds' 8-3 win at Atlanta Stadium, Pete Rose beats out a bunt to third base for a hit in his last at-bat of the season to clinch the National League batting title. At the start of day, the Cincinnati right fielder is tied with Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente, who goes 3-for-4 against Montreal but finishes .005 of a point behind (.3447 to 3452) the eventual all-time hits leader.

    1972 - Bill Stoneman throws the second of his two no-hitters when he holds the Mets hitless in the Expos' 7-0 victory at Jarry Park. The Montreal All-star right-hander, who also accomplished the feat in 1969 against the Phillies in Philadelphia in his fifth major league start, becomes the first major league pitcher to toss a no-hitter in Canada.

    1974 - In his last National League at-bat, Henry Aaron homers off Rawly Eastwick of the Reds for his 733rd round-tripper which is also the his 3600th career hit.

    1974 - Billy Martin elects not to use a designated hitter, and allows starting pitcher Ferguson Jenkins to bat for himself. Although Fergie gets a hit in the Texas 2-1 victory over the Twins at Metropolitan Stadium, the Rangers manager's refusal to use a DH prevents the position from being employed for the entire game according to the rules.

    1976 - Four years prior to the stroke that ends his career, 26-year old J.R. Richard becomes a twenty game winner on the last day of the season when he tosses a complete game in the Astros’ 10-1 victory over San Francisco. James Rodney also enjoys a big day at the plate going 3-for-4, including a two-run home run.

    1976 - In his last start of the season, rookie right-hander Mark Fidrych earns his 19th victory beating Milwaukee at County Stadium, 5-1. The five-hit complete game takes only one hour and 46 minutes to play.

    1977 - Dusty Baker homers in his final at-bat of the season during a 6-3 loss to the Astros. It is Baker's 30th home run of the year, enabling him to join teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32) and Ron Cey (30) in making the Dodgers the first team ever to boast four 30-homer hitters in one season.

    1978 - In a one-game playoff for the American League East title, Bucky Dent hit a three-run homer off Mike Torrez, leading the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

    1981 - New York's once legendary center fielders, Giant Willie Mays, Dodger Duke Snider, and Yankee Mickey Mantle appear on the Warner Wolfe show. It is the first time all three Hall of Fame outfielders have appeared together on a television show.

    1982 - At San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, recording artist Vicki Carr and 43,077 fans sing an enthusiastic rendition of Happy Birthday prior to the Padres game with the Braves helping owner Ray Kroc celebrate his 80th birthday. As part of the fun the San Diego Chicken along with Ronald McDonald pop out of a giant cake.

    1983 - Carl Yastrzemski plays in his 3,308th and final game, hitting a single as the team's left fielder. After the Red Sox's 3-1 victory over Cleveland, 'Yaz' takes one more "final lap" around Fenway Park and will stay to sign autographs on Yawkey Way for over an hour.

    1984 - In the first LCS game played with replacement umpires, the Cubs clobber the Padres 13-0 in the opener of the National League series. Chicago hits five home runs at Wrigley Field, including one by winning pitcher Rick Sutcliffe.

    1985 - Tigers first baseman Darrell Evans hits his major league-leading 40th home run of the season and becomes the first player to have a 40-homer season in each loop. Evans hit 41 homers for the Braves in 1973.

    1985 - The Galbreath family and Warner Communications sell the Pirates to the Pittsburgh Associates which is a group of private investors committed to keeping the team in Pittsburgh.

    1985 - Mets sophomore Dwight Gooden pitches a 5-2 complete-game victory over the Cardinals and will become the seventh pitcher in baseball history to finish the season leading both leagues in wins (24), ERA (1.53) and strikeouts (268). Doc joins Walter Johnson (Senators -1913), Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies - 1915, 1917), Dazzy Vance (Dodgers - 1924) , Lefty Grove (A's -1930, 1931), Hal Newhouser (Tigers -1945), and Sandy Koufax (Dodgers - 1963, 1965, 1966) in winning the major league pitching triple crown, but he will not follow the six legends into the Hall of Fame.

    1985 - Commissioner Peter Ueberroth makes it clear that Seattle is in self-imposed jeopardy of losing the Mariners citing there is no requirement for the team to stay in their present location if they are not wanted for the long term. The Commissioner is referring to the King County Council's attempt to modify an agreement based on attendance made with owner George Aggyros concerning the team's ability to exercise an 'escape clause' after the 1987 season.

    1986 - Yankee first baseman Don Mattingly establishes a new team record collecting his 232nd hit of the season breaking the 1927 mark set by Earl Combs. 'Donnie Baseball' will finish the season with a league-leading 238 hits.

    1986 - In an 8-2 victory over the Pirates including seven Ks, Mets' phenom Dwight Gooden becomes the first pitcher in baseball history to strike out 200 batters in each of his first three seasons.

    1986 - Mike Scott strikes out eight Giants in a 2-1 Astros victory to run his season total to 306, becoming the third National League pitcher to fan 300 batters in one season. Scott loses his bid for a second consecutive no-hitter when Will Clark doubles in the seventh inning.

    1988 - Minnesota's season-ending 3-2 win over the Angels is watched by 35,952 fans, making the Twins the first American League club ever to break three million in season attendance.

    1988 - In St. Louis, Mets' outfielder Kevin McReynolds establishes a major league record swiping 21 bases without being caught stealing during the season. The A's Jimmy Sexton had set the record in with 16 stolen bases without being thrown out in 1982.

    1991 - The Toronto Blue Jays clinched the American League East title and became the first team in sports history to draw four million fans in one season.

    1992 - Carlos Baerga becomes the first second baseman in American League history to hit .300 with 200 hits, 20 home runs and 100 RBI.

    1995 - In a one-game playoff for the American League West title, Mariners' southpaw Randy Johnson throws a three-hitter and beats the Angels, 9-1. The 'Big Unit' finishes the season with an 18-2 record to establish a new AL mark for winning percentage of .900, surpassing the record set of .893 by Ron Guidry in 1978.

    1999 - In Montreal's 13-3 rout of Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium, Vladimir Guerrero hits two home runs and his brother Wilton hits one round-tripper making it the second time in their careers the siblings have gone deep in the same game. The Expos teammates also accomplished the feat last season in Cincinnati.

    2001 - A 'roided up Sammy Sosa becomes the first player in baseball history to slug 60 home runs in three seasons. The Cubs' outfielder connects off Reds starter Lance Davis to reach the milestone.

    2002 - Former Diamondback Alex Cabrera slams his 55th home run to tie the Japanese single-season home run mark. The 31-year-old Seibu Lion joins Sadaharu Oh (1964) and Tuffy Rhodes (2001) in the record book.

    2004 - Jeff Kent hits two round-trippers to become the all-time home run leader of second basemen. The Astros infielder records his 278th dinger and 302nd overall to break Ryne Sandberg's major league record established in 1997.

    2004 - For the second time in his career, Steve Finley hits a walk-off grand slam. The center fielder's ninth-inning bases-loaded home run in the 7-3 win over the Giants at Chavez Ravine clinches the NL West title for the Dodgers. (This entry was inspired by Charles Gottschalk)

    2005 - Before taking the field, the Marlins are told by an emotional Jack McKeon that he was managing the team for the last time. After applause and hugs for their 73-year old skipper, the Florida players respond by rallying in the ninth inning and defeat the NL East champion Braves in the 10th, 7-6.

    2005 - The Brewers compile their first non-losing season since 1992 as the team completes the season at 81-81. Milwaukee had a chance to finish with a winning record but lost their last two games to the Pirates at PNC Park.

    2005 - In the top of the sixth inning at Busch Stadium, Ozzie Smith emerges from the gate in right field wall in an open convertible. After touring warning track, the former Cardinal shortstop removes the digit "1", his old uniform number, which is affixed to the outfield wall, revealing a "0,"to indicate the number regular-season game left to be played in Busch Stadium.

    2005 - In a recorded message shown at the start of the last regular season game at Busch Stadium, Joe Buck, unable to be in attendance due to calling a NFL game on national television, asks the crowd to honor his late father by singing the "Star-Spangled Banner" a cappella. A stirring rendition fills the ballpark when 50,000 voices join in unison to sing the national anthem, a fitting tribute to the late and beloved Cardinal broadcaster.

    2005 - During the seventh inning of the final game of the season, the Mets halt play for eight minutes as the Shea Stadium crowd pays tribute to Mike Piazza, their 37 year-old All-Star catcher who will not be with the team next season. A video montage is shown on the centerfield scoreboard highlighting many of the backstop's magic moments in a New York uniform.

    2006 - Major League Baseball announces a record number of fans attended big league games this year. The ticket sales for the season is 76,043,902 making it the third consecutive year the overall record has been broken.

    2006 - Chicago's veep and GM Jim Hendry announces that the Cubs have declined to renew Dusty Baker's contract to return as the team's manager. During his 4-year reign in the northside dugout, the 57-year old skipper compiled a 322-326 record, including a 66-96 NL worst record last season.

    2008 - In its first appearance in the play-offs, the 10-year old Rays defeat the visiting White Sox at Tropicana Field, 6-4. Tampa Bay's rookie third baseman, Evan Longoria, joins Gary Gaetti (1987) in becoming only the second player to homer in his first two postseason at-bats.

    2009 - In the Rays' 13-4 rout of the visiting Yankees, B.J. Upton becomes the first player in the 12-year history of the franchise to hit for the cycle. The fleet center fielder’s offensive output, which includes five hits and six RBIs, helps Tampa Bay to deny CC Sabathia of his 20th win this season, a feat which hasn't been accomplished by a Bronx pitcher since Andy Pettitte posted a 21-8 record in 2003.

    2010 - The Royals exercise next year's $6 million option on David DeJesus, who had season-ending surgery on his right thumb. The 30-year-old outfielder batted .318 in 91 games for Kansas City before running into the Yankee Stadium wall on a play in July that became an inside-the-park home run for Derek Jeter.

    2010 - The Red Sox honored infielder Mike Lowell during a 20-minute pre-game ceremony at Fenway Park. The 2007 World Series MVP, a 13-year big league veteran who has been recently slowed down due to a hip ailment, announced last month that he would retire at the end of the season.

    2010 - With seventy former players and coaches sitting on the infield clad in white Braves jerseys in attendance in front of a sell-out crowd, Atlanta honors Bobby Cox with a pre-game ceremony. The Braves' longtime manager, who will remain with the team as a consultant, is given a 2010 Lexus LS460 from the team and an 11-night cruise from his current players during the moving tribute at Turner Field.

    2012 - In his last appearance of the season, Mets' 20-game winner R.A Dickey whiffs eight Miami batters to end the campaign with 230 strike outs, the most in the National League. The 37 year-old knuckleballer did not foresee the possibility of this occurrence when he wrote the opening lines of Where ever I Wind Up, his autobiography released in March, sharing with his readers, "I will never be a Hall of Famer and will never lead the league in strikeouts," unaware that he would accomplish feat in the near future.

    2012 - In a matchup of 100-loss teams, only the second occurrence in major league history, the Astros (55-105) beat the Cubs (60-100) at Wrigley Field, 3-0. In 1962, the woeful 58-101 Chicago club played host to the expansion Mets, sporting a 39-118 record en route to setting the all-time modern era record for futility.

    2015 - White Sox starter Chris Sale whiffs James McCann on a called strike for his 270th strikeout of the season, breaking the franchise single-season mark established in 1908 by Ed Walsh. The Chicago right-hander finishes his seven-inning of work in the team's 2-1 victory over Detroit at U.S. Cellular Field with seven strikesouts to extend the record to 274.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 2...

    1853 - Dorgan, Mike
    1854 - Dow, Clarence
    1855 - Allen, Jack
    1855 - Blakiston, Bob
    1869 - Stratton, Scott
    1873 - Krause, Charlie
    1877 - Diehl, Ernie
    1878 - McGinley, Jim
    1880 - Miller, Jim
    1882 - Barry, Ed
    1891 - Murphy, Eddie
    1896 - Womack, Sid
    1904 - Angley, Tom
    1908 - Lucas, Ray
    1919 - Buzas, Joe
    1920 - Shea, Spec
    1921 - Weigel, Ralph
    1922 - Gladd, Jim
    1924 - Serena, Bill
    1930 - Gabler, Gabe
    1932 - Wills, Maury
    1932 - Heise, Jim
    1934 - Wilson, Earl
    1938 - de la Hoz, Mike
    1939 - Doyle, Paul
    1943 - Dicken, Paul
    1946 - Robertson, Bob
    1949 - Pryor, Greg
    1951 - Coluccio, Bob

    1952 - Cornutt, Terry
    1953 - Kobel, Kevin
    1956 - Doyle, Jeff
    1957 - Robertson, Andre
    1959 - Beard, Dave
    1960 - Riles, Ernest
    1964 - Villanueva, Hector
    1964 - Byers, Randy
    1969 - Walbeck, Matt
    1969 - Newman, Alan
    1970 - Guardado, Eddie
    1972 - Carmona, Rafael
    1972 - Moore, Trey
    1973 - Schoeneweis, Scott

    1974 - Nickle, Doug
    1976 - Santos, Victor
    1984 - Navarro, Oswaldo
    1984 - Reynolds, Matt
    1987 - Lopez, Rafel
    1988 - Gomez, Jeanmar
    1989 - Dull, Ryan
    1989 - Hicks, Aaron
    1989 - Olson, Tyler
    1989 - Smith, Chad
    1991 - Bedrosian, Cam
    1993 - McCullers, Lance

    Baseball Deaths on October 2...

    1910 - McDougal, Sandy
    1915 - Beals, Tommy
    1920 - Hackett, Walter
    1921 - Carfrey, Ed
    1926 - Sunday, Art
    1929 - Hopkins, Buck
    1931 - Bradley, George
    1944 - Robertson, Dick
    1947 - Kane, Jim
    1947 - Hulen, Billy
    1949 - Schulte, Frank
    1958 - Forman, Bill
    1960 - Kilroy, Mike
    1962 - Yingling, Earl
    1963 - Bacon, Eddie
    1963 - Perkins, Cy
    1966 - Brown, Jumbo
    1967 - Price, Jackie
    1967 - Wagner, Bull
    1967 - Armbrust, Orville
    1969 - O'Connell, Danny
    1970 - Mohart, George
    1975 - Emig, Charlie
    1990 - Schuble, Heinie
    1996 - Tietje, Les

    1996 - Hafey, Tom
    2005 - Black, Bud
    2005 - Kelly, Pat

    2006 - Heist, Al
    2006 - Vollmer, Clyde
    2011 - Romonosky, John
    2015 - Schacker, Hal
    2017 - Hemus, Solly



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    On October 3 in Baseball History...

    1897 - Cap Anson closed out a remarkable 27-year career that started in the National Association in 1871. He hit two home runs against St. Louis. At 46, he was the oldest player to homer in the majors.

    1904 - Christy Mathewson strikes out 16 Cards in a 3-1 Giants victory. Big Six's 16 strikeouts establishes a new record as he finishes the game in one hour and 15 minutes.

    1919 - Rookie lefty Dickie Kerr pitches a three-hitter as the White Sox win 3-0. Joe Jackson has two hits and Chick Gandil drives in two runs as the White Sox cut Cincinnati's World Series lead to 2-1. Cuban native Adolfo Luque becomes the first player from Latin America to appear in a World Series. In Game 3 of the Fall Classic, 'the Pride Of Havana' pitches a scoreless eighth inning for the Reds in a 3-0 loss to the White Sox at Comiskey Park.

    1920 - In a 16-7 win over the White Sox, Browns first baseman George Sisler gets his 257th hit of the season to set a major league record. He also hurls a scoreless ninth inning in relief for St. Louis.

    1924 - At Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl, the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro National League beat the Eastern Colored League’s Hilldale Giants (PA), 6-2, in the opening game of the first Colored World Series. The ten-game event, in which KC will capture the crown winning 5 games to 4 with one tie, features games played in Chicago, Kansas City, and Baltimore.

    1926 - After the Yankees score twice in the second, Grover Alexander sets down the last 21 batters, striking out 10 in the second game of the World Series. Billy Southworth and shortstop Tommy Thevenow collect three hits each for a 6-2 St. Louis win.

    1934 - Dizzy Dean wins the opening game of the World Series 8-3. Detroit manager Mickey Cochrane holds back his ace, Schoolboy Rowe, and veteran Alvin Crowder is ineffective as Joe Medwick homers in a 4-for-4 day. The Tigers make five errors.

    1937 - In the season finale, Hank Greenberg gets the lone ribbie when Detroit defeats the Indians, 1-0. The 26 year-old Tiger first baseman finishes the season with 183 RBIs, just one shy of Lou Gehrig's 1931 American League record.

    1937 - Johnny Allen's bid for a perfect season is spoiled when Hank Greenberg drives in the only run of the game in the first inning and Jake Wade throws a one-hitter against the Indians in the 1-0 loss to Detroit on the last day of the season at Navin Field. The 32 year-old right-hander from North Carolina will finish the season 15-1, with his .938 won-loss percentage the best in the major leagues.

    1940 - Jimmy Ripple's two-run home run in the third inning of Game Two provides the winning margin as the Reds end the NL's 10-game Series losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Tigers.

    1945 - The Tigers and Cubs meet in the World Series for the fourth time. Hank Borowy pitches a six-hitter and Hal Newhouser is roughed up for eight runs in three innings as the Cubs win, 9-0.

    1946 - The St. Louis Cardinals won the National League pennant by beating the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-4 and sweeping the best-of-three playoff.

    1947 - In Game 4 of the Fall Classic, Bill Bevens comes within one out from pitching the first no-hitter in World Series history. The Yankee hurler loses his claim to fame and the game when Cookie Lavagetto, pinch-hitting for Eddie Stanky, hits a two-out ninth-inning double giving the Dodgers a 3-2 improbable victory.

    1951 - In Game 3 of National League play-off series at the Polo Grounds, Bobby Thomson's one-out three-run homer beats the Dodgers in the bottom of the ninth, 5-4, and the Giants win the pennant, the Giants win the pennant. The round-tripper, better known as the 'shot heard around the world', becomes one of the famous home runs in baseball history.

    1956 - Sal Maglie and the Dodgers defeat the Yankees 6-3 in the opening game of the World Series.

    1957 - In Game Three of the World Series, Lew Burdette wins the first of his three decisions against the Yankees. Burdette and the Braves beat Bobby Shantz 4-2.

    1962 - At Dodger Stadium, the Giants win the rubber game of the National League playoffs beating Los Angeles, 6-4 as Don Larsen gets the win in relief of Juan Marichal. Thanks to the extended season, Maury Wills sets a major league record for the most games played in a season appearing in 165 games.

    1965 - On the last day of the season, Giants' outfielder Willie Mays hits his 52nd home run to break the franchise record he established in 1955. The 'Say Hey Kid's' league leading home run is given up by Reds hurler Billy McCool as San Francisco defeats Cincinnati at Candlestick Park, 6-3.

    1965 - At Metropolitan Stadium, Angels first baseman Vic Power (Pellot) ends his 12-year major league career going 1-for-5 with a RBI single in a 5-2 loss to the Twins. The .284 career hitter will have the distinction of being the last active player to have worn a Philadelphia A's uniform (1954).

    1965 - Cardinal right-hander Bob Gibson goes the distance, beating Houston at the Astrodome, 5-2, to become a 20-game winner for the first time. The future Hall of Famer will win twenty games four more times in the next five seasons.

    1968 - Detroit's Mickey Lolich evens the World Series in Game Two with a six-hitter and his first major-league home run to defeat St. Louis, 8-1.  In the third inning of Game 2 of his complete-game World Series victory over St. Louis, Tiger starting pitcher Mickey Lolich hits a solo homer off Nelson Briles. The Busch Stadium round-tripper will be the only home run the southpaw will hit during his 16-year big league career.

    1970 - Baltimore's Mike Cuellar becomes the first pitcher to homer in a league championship game. The right-hander's fourth-inning grand slam proves to be the difference in the Orioles' 10-6 ALCS Game 1 victory over Minnesota.

    1971 - Bob Robertson's three home runs led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 9-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants, tying the National League playoffs at 1-1.

    1972 - Roric Harrison homers as Baltimore beats Cleveland 4-3 in the second game of a doubleheader. With the DH rule on the horizon, it will be the last home run hit by an AL pitcher until interleague play 25 years later.

    1972 - Surpassing Honus Wagner, Roberto Clemente appears in his 2,433rd game for the most ever played by a Pirate. Sadly, it will be the last regular season game the Pittsburgh outfielder will ever play as he will be killed in a plane crash during the off-season.

    1974 - Frank Robinson becomes the first black manager in the major leagues, as the Indians name him to replace Ken Aspromonte for the 1975 season. The former Reds and Oriole superstar signs a $175,000 contract to manage and play for the Indians.

    1976 - On the last day of the season, Kansas City's George Brett and Hal McRae and Minnesota's Rod Carew are separated by .001 for the batting title. Brett, who goes 3-for-4 edges his Royals teammate (.333 vs .332) for the American League crown with the the deciding hit, an inside-the-park home run, being a misplayed line drive leading McRae to believe the lack of effort was intentional.

    1976 - Appearing as the designated hitter, Brewer Henry Aaron gets an infield single of Tiger hurler Dave Roberts in his last major league at-bat. With the exception of Minnie Minoso's appearance in three games with the White Sox as a 50 year-old in 1980, 'Hammerin' Hank' will be the last major leaguer to appear in a big league game who also played in the Negro Leagues.

    1981 - The Brewers and Expos clinch their first-ever postseason appearances. Milwaukee beats Detroit 2-1 to wrap up the second-half title in the AL East, while Montreal edges the Mets 5-4 to win the NL East's second playoff spot.

    1982 - On the last day of the season, the Brewers celebrate their American League East title clinching victory on the field at Memorial Stadium.  Robin Yount smacks two home runs and a triple as Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win the AL East championship. Don Sutton, 4-1 since being acquired by the Brewers in late August, is the winning pitcher.after beating the Orioles, 10-2, to edge Baltimore by one game in the final standings. The 51,642 hometown fans, although disappointed by the results, stay after the game and give retiring manager Earl Weaver a heartfelt, tremendous 45-minute series of ovations for his 15-year tenure as the Birds' skipper.

    1986 - Baltimore loses to Detroit 6-3, assuring the Orioles of their first last-place finish since moving from St. Louis in 1954.

    1987 - Benito Santiago's consecutive game hitting streak ends at 34 when the backstop is held hitless in three trips to the plate by Dodger hurler Orel Hershiser, who tosses a complete game in a 1-0 loss to the Padres. The stretch of straight games with a hit by the 23-year old not only represents a new mark for rookies, but also for catchers.

    1990 - George Brett became the first player to win a batting title in three different decades. Brett went 1-for-1 in Kansas City's 5-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians to win the American League title with a .329 average. Brett also won AL batting titles in 1976 and 1980.

    1990 - Willie McGee became the first player to win a batting title in a league he didn't finish the season in. McGee, who had a .335 average when St. Louis traded him to Oakland on Aug. 28, won his second National League crown when Dave Magadan of the New York Mets failed to catch him on the season's final day.

    1993 - The Toronto Blue Jays became the first team in American League history to have teammates finish 1-2-3 in the batting race. John Olerud led the league with a .363 batting average. Paul Molitor finished at .332 and Roberto Alomar closed the year at .326.

    1993 - The Giants need to beat the Dodgers on the final day of the season to force a one-game playoff with the Braves for the NL West title, but the Dodgers have other plans. LA rips the Giants, 12-1. Catcher Mike Piazza, who will be named the league's Rookie of the Year, hits two home runs in the game. At 103-59, San Francisco becomes the first team since the 1954 Yankees to win that many games and not play in the postseason.

    1993 - Eighty-three year old Mel Harder throws the ceremonial 'last' pitch at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. As a member of the 1932 Indian squad, he also had thrown the park's first pitch.

    1993 - The Rockies become the fourth National League team, the only one this century, not to record a shutout during the season. The other clubs to achieve this dubious distinction include the 1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms, 1898 St. Louis Browns, 1898 Washington Senators, and the 1899 Cleveland Spiders.

    1995 - Tony Pena homers to left field in the 13th inning to give the Indians a 5-4 win over the Red Sox in the first game of the Division Series. It is Cleveland's first postseason victory since 1948.

    1995 - The Yankees, Indians, Reds and Braves win the first games ever played in divisional playoffs including wild cards.

    1996 - The Devil Rays and Tropicana Dole Beverages of North America, located in nearby Bradenton, announce an agreement that renames the ThunderDome. The ballpark will become known as Tropicana Field with the city of St. Petersburg receiving more than $13 million as part of the sweet deal.

    1997 - The Braves and Marlins both sweep the Division Series. The Braves, behind a three-hitter by John Smoltz, complete the sweep of Houston with a 4-1 win. The Marlins ride a grand slam by Devon White to a 6-2 win and sweep of San Francisco.

    1999 - Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire hits #65 and his final homer of the season passing Ted Williams and Willie McCovey to move into the tenth spot on the all-time career home run list with 522 round trippers.

    1999 - In the final regular-season game ever to be played at the Astrodome, Mike Hampton (22-4) beats the Dodgers, 9-4. The victory clinches the division title as the Astros finish one game ahead of the Reds in the National League Central.

    2000 - Against the Braves, Cardinal rookie starter Rick Ankiel sets a modern day major league record by uncorking five wild pitches in the third inning of Game 1 of NLDS. He joins Buffalo's Bert Cunningham who accomplished the same feat in the first inning in an 1890 Players League contest.

    2001 - Barry Bonds walks three times breaking Babe Ruth's major league record established in 1923 of 170 base on balls. Astros’ reliever Nelson Cruz gives up the historic walk in the sixth, and the Giants left fielder will finish the season with 177 walks.

    2002 - The ax continues to drop as a total of six managers have been fired since the end of the regular season three days ago. Jerry Royster (Brewers) joins Bobby Valentine (Mets) and Jerry Narron (Rangers) who were dismissed yesterday as well as Bruce Kimm (Cubs), Luis Pujols (Tigers) and Hal McRae (Devil Rays) who were let go earlier in the week.

    2004 - On the last day of the season, Blue Jays television announcer John Cerutti is found dead in his SkyDome hotel room. The death of the 44-year old Albany, N.Y. native, who was a former big league pitcher, is due to natural causes with foul play not being suspected.

    2004 - At the site of the franchise's first National League game in 1969, the Expos, who are scheduled to move to Washington, D.C. next season, play their last game in their 36-year history losing to the Mets at Shea Stadium, 8-1. Their finale, which turns out to be the rubber match of the franchise series with New York, gives the Amazin’s a 299-298 advantage in the 597 contests played since 1969.

    2005 - The ax begins to fall as two managers are fired the day after the season ends. Jim Tracy (5-yrs/427-383) and Alan Trammell (3-years/186-300) are fired by the Dodgers and Tigers respectively.

    2006 - Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria hires his fourth manager since buying the team four years ago. Florida hires Braves third-base coach Fred Gonzalez to replace first-year skipper Joe Girardi, who had a well-publicized feud with the owner during the season.

    2007 - After winning their tenth World Series campionship last season, the Cardinals announce senior vice president and general manager Walt Jocketty (1,117-968, .536) will no longer have a role with the team. The former GM, who will be replaced on an interim basis by his assisant John Mozeliak, watched the Redbirds make seven postseason appearances, winning two National League pennants and the 2006 Fall Classic, during his 13-year tenure with the club.

    2007 - The construction for the $250 million renovation of Kauffman Stadium, which will include the reduction of seating, the addition of an outfield concourse, a team hall of fame and conference center, and a new HD scoreboard, begins with a ceremonial groundbreaking inside the ballpark. The improvements, scheduled to be completed by Opening Day in 2009, will keep the Royals in Kansas City until 2030, a 15-year extension of their current deal.

    2008 - Jerry Manuel, who replaced Willie Randolph in June, inks a two-year deal to manage the Mets. The likable 54-year-old skipper, who compiled a 55-38 record in his interim role, built a three-and-a-half game division lead over Philadelphia in September, but like his predecessor, could not stop the team from collapsing at the end of the season.

    2009 - Needing only a win or a Colorado loss for the past week, the Dodgers finally clinch the National League West title with a 5-0 victory over the the wild-card Rockies. Joe Torre, who will be managing in the postseason for the 14th consecutive season, has won thirteen divisional titles, including ten with the Yankees, one with the Braves, and now his second with LA.

    2010 - The Giants return to the playoffs for the first time in six years when they beat the Padres on the last day of the season. After losing the first two games of the week-end series to San Diego, San Francisco avoids ending the season tied with their West Division foe with a 3-0 victory at AT &T Park.

    2010 - Entering the final day of the season tied with the Yankees, the Rays win their second AL East crown when their rivals lose to Boston. With the title not in jeopardy, even with a loss due to their overall record against New York this season, Tampa Bay rallies for a 3-2 victory over Kansas City in 12 innings to take the division by a game.

    2010 - With an 8-7 victory over the Phillies, and a San Diego loss to San Francisco later in the day, the Braves reach the postseason for the first time since 2005. Atlanta had won 14 straight division titles under skipper Bobby Cox, who has announced his retirement for the end of the season, but this is the first time in franchise history that the team has won the National League Wild Card.

    2010 - Josh Hamilton finished the regular season with a .359 average, the best in franchise history, to become the third Ranger player to win an American League batting crown. The Texas outfielder joins Julio Franco who hit .341 in 1991, and Michael Young, who led the Junior Circuit in 2005 with a batting average of .331.

    2010 - According to Ken Macha, he will become the first managerial casualty in the off season after hearing that the Brewers have decided not to pick up the option of his contract for 2011. The 60-year old skipper, who reached the playoffs with Milwaukee two seasons ago as the NL Wild Card team, will be told formally tomorrow in a meeting with general manager Doug Melvin.

    2010 - With their 5-2 loss in Miami, the Pirates finish the season with a 17-64 record on the road. The Bucs' dismal away-from-home performance equals the 1963 Mets' infamous mark for a 162-game season.

    2012 - After getting off to a slow start in the regular-season finale against Philadelphia, Teddy Roosevelt finally beats George, Abe, and Tom to the finish line, winning the Presidents Race for first time since the popular race made its debut at RFK Stadium in 2006. The victory, the mascot's first in over 500 tries, is assured when a green furry creature, who bears a striking resemblance to a phony Phillie Phanatic, waylays the other three presidential contenders in right field.

    2012 - In the final game of the season with the AL West title on the line, Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton's fourth inning-error opens the floodgates that allow the A's to erase a five-run deficit when they score six times en route to their 12-5 victory at the Oakland Coliseum. The Texas loss puts the team into the new one-game AL Wild Card contest against Baltimore.

    2012 - Miguel Cabrera clinches the AL Triple Crown becoming the first player to do so since 1967 when Carl Yastzemski accomplished the feat with Boston. The Tigers third baseman and eventual MVP led the circuit in average (.330), home runs (44), and RBIs (139) playing with the American League champs.

    2012 - Fernando Rodney extends his franchise record to 48 saves when he is brought in to face Jim Thome and gets the DH to hit a fly ball for the final out in the Rays' 4-1 victory over Baltimore at Tropicana Field. The right-handed closer, who has allowed only five earned runs over 74.2 innings, improves his single-season record for the lowest ERA (0.60) by a reliever in baseball history, bettering Dennis Eckersley's 0.61 mark established in 1990.

    2012 - Adam Dunn, having struck out 222 times, doesn’t play in the team's finale to avoid the dubious distinction of breaking the major league mark for strike outs in a season. The White Sox All-Star finishes with one less whiff than Mark Reynolds’ record, established by first baseman in 2009 when the played for the Diamondbacks.

    2013 - Alex Rodriguez announces he has filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court, accusing Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig of pursuing “vigilante justice” as part of a “witch hunt” in an effort to “destroy" his reputation and career. On August 5, the Yankees star was given a 211-game suspension for alleged violations of baseball’s drug agreement.

    2015 - Max Scherzer no-hits the Mets as the Washington Nationals win 2-0 at CitiField. This was the second no-hitter thrown by Scherzer this season. The Mets only runner was Kevin Plawecki who reached first on a throwing error by Yunel Escobar in the 6th.  Scherzer struck out 17 in the game.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 3...

    1866 - Goodfellow, Mike
    1872 - Clarke, Fred
    1874 - Shaw, Al
    1877 - Byers, Bill
    1880 - Thielman, Henry
    1883 - Reardon, Phil
    1885 - McClure, Larry
    1887 - Marsans, Armando
    1890 - House, Fred
    1891 - Richardson, Jack
    1895 - Lewis, Bert
    1905 - Riddle, Johnny
    1905 - Dorman, Red
    1909 - Broaca, Johnny
    1910 - Bowman, Bob
    1913 - Dallessandro, Dom
    1914 - Wheaton, Woody
    1915 - Letchas, Charlie
    1917 - Kalin, Frank
    1919 - Wood, Joe
    1922 - Eisenhart, Jake
    1925 - Haughey, Chris
    1927 - Harrington, Bill
    1928 - Melton, Dave
    1931 - Skinner, Bob
    1932 - Clark, Phil
    1936 - Lamabe, Jack
    1947 - Scrivener, Chuck
    1949 - Breazeale, Jim
    1949 - Foucault, Steve
    1951 - Winfield, Dave
    1954 - Roberge, Bert
    1954 - Eckersley, Dennis
    1954 - Gates, Joe
    1956 - Kearney, Bob
    1958 - Sconiers, Daryl
    1962 - Surhoff, Rich
    1966 - Taylor, Scott
    1966 - Fletcher, Darrin
    1967 - Felix, Junior
    1968 - Byrd, Jim
    1970 - Bailey, Roger
    1970 - Martinez, Manny
    1971 - Cordero, Wil

    1971 - Hyers, Tim
    1972 - Martinez, Sandy
    1973 - Robinson, Kerry
    1974 - Ramirez, Alex
    1975 - Cassidy, Scott
    1975 - Johnson, Mike
    1977 - Munson, Eric
    1978 - Kent, Steve
    1981 - Murton, Matt
    1982 - Carroll, Brett
    1982 - Young, Matt
    1988 - Belfiore, Mike
    1988 - Gosselin, Phil
    1991 - Plutko, Adam
    1991 - Stewart, Brock
    1994 - Tseng, Jen-Ho

    Baseball Deaths on October 3...

    1895 - Wright, Harry
    1938 - Murphy, Morgan
    1941 - Inks, Bert
    1942 - Hargrave, Pinky
    1949 - Donahue, John
    1962 - Songer, Don
    1965 - McCarthy, Jerry
    1965 - Drake, Delos
    1967 - Mollwitz, Fritz
    1975 - Knetzer, Elmer
    1986 - DiMaggio, Vince
    1986 - Mueller, Heinie
    1995 - Jones, Nippy
    1999 - Burris, Paul
    2004 - Cerutti, John
    2004 - Brondell, Ken
    2005 - Encarnacion, Mario
    2007 - Stewart, Bunky
    2013 - Chance, Bob
    2017 - Herrnstein, John

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« Reply #4428 on: October 04, 2017, 12:06:45 am »

    On October 4 in Baseball History...

    1906 - The Chicago Cubs won their 116th game of 152 played for a winning percentage (.763) that has not been matched.

    1919 - White Sox pitcher Eddie Cicotte makes two errors in one inning of Game Four to give the Reds the only runs of the game. He walks none and gives up five hits, but Jimmy Ring gives up only three hits and wins, 2-0. The Reds lead the World Series three games to one.

    1922 - For the first time, the entire World Series will be broadcast over the radio. Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing of the Giants-Yankees Series for station WJZ, Newark, whose signal is relayed to WGY in Schenectady.

    1924 - Giants third baseman Freddie Lindstrom, at 18 years, 10 months, is the youngest ever to play in a World Series. President Calvin Coolidge is among 35,760 who jam the stands for Game One in Washington. Walter Johnson loses his World Series debut 4-3 in 12 innings.

    1925 - For the first time in the 50-year history of the franchise, the Cubs end the season in last place. The team, managed by Bill Killefer (33-42), Rabbit Maranville (23-30), and George Gibson (12-14), compiles a 68-86 record and finishes 27.5 games behind the first-place Pirates.

    1925 - On the final day of the season at Sportman's Park, Tiger outfielder Ty Cobb and Browns first baseman George Sisler, the player-managers of their respective teams, face one another as mound opponents making it the first time in which both teams use a position player to pitch in relief in the same game, an oddity that will not occur again until 2012. The Georgia Peach throws a perfect final frame in Detroit's 11-7 victory over St. Louis, with 'Gorgeous George' facing only seven batters in his two scoreless innings.

    1939 - The World Series begins in New York with the Yankees as heavy favorites and the Reds playing their first Series since the infamous 1919 matchup against Chicago. The game is tied 1-1 until the last of the ninth, when Yankees catcher Bill Dickey singles home the winning run.

    1944 - The only all-St. Louis World Series opens with the Browns, as the visiting team, beating the Cardinals on George McQuinn's home run, 2-1. Denny Galehouse is the winning pitcher and Mort Cooper loses despite allowing just two hits.

    1948 - The Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 in a one-game AL playoff. The pitching of Gene Bearden and the hitting of Lou Boudreau keyed the victory.

    1950 - Relief ace Jim Konstanty of the Phils starts and loses Game One of the World Series to Vic Raschi and the Yankees, 1-0. Bobby Brown doubles and comes around on two long flies to score the lone run.

    1951 - During Game 1, Giants outfielder Monte Irvin becomes the first player to steal home in a World Series contest since 1928. Twenty-three years ago, Bob Meusel of the Yankees swiped the dish in a 7-3 victory over the Cardinals during the sixth inning of Game 3.

    1951 - In the opening game of the World Series‚ the first all-black outfield in major league history makes its appearance when Monte Irvin, Willie Mays and Hank Thompson take the field for the Giants at Yankee Stadium. Leo Durocher, in a curious move, replaces the previously injured outfielder Don Mueller in right field with Hank Thompson, a third baseman by trade, and uses veteran outfielder Bobby Thomson at the hot corner.

    1953 - In an eventual 11-7 victory in Game 5, Mickey Mantle sends a Russ Meyer pitch into the upper deck to become only the fourth player in World Series history to hit a grand slam. The Yankees slugger joins teammate Gil McDougald (1951), Elmer Smith (1920) and Tony Lazzeri (1936) in accomplishing the feat.

    1955 - After more than half a century of futility, the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers finally win a World Championship thanks to Johnny Podres' 2-0 shutout of the Yankees and an outstanding catch by Sandy Amoros.

    1958 - With his 3-for-4 performance in Game 3, Hank Bauer establishes a major league record by collecting at least one hit in 17 consecutive World Series games. The Yankee outfielder sets the mark playing in three straight Fall Classics from 1956 to 1958.

    1959 - In Los Angeles, the Dodgers beat the White Sox 3-1 behind the pitching of Don Drysdale and Larry Sherry in Game Two of the World Series. Carl Furillo's pinch two-run single in the seventh is the difference. The attendance of 92,234 sets a new World Series mark.

    1959 - Stating he wants to spend more time with his family, Fred Haney resigns as the Braves manager and will be replaced by Charlie Dressen. During his three-and-a-half year tenure in the Milwaukee dugout, the 64-year old embattled skipper compiled a 341-231 (.596) record, resulting into two second-place finishes, two pennants and a World Championship.

    1961 - Whitey Ford's third straight World Series shutout, with home runs by Elston Howard and Bill Skowron, gives New York a 2-0 win in the opener against Cincinnati at Yankee Stadium.

    1962 - In the opener of the World Series at Candlestick Park, Whitey Ford's record scoreless inning streak ends at 33 2/3 when a surprise bunt by Jose Pagan brings Willie Mays home. The Yankees win, 6-2, the last of a record 10 World Series victories for Ford.

    1964 - The St. Louis Cardinals clinched the NL pennant with an 11-5 triumph over the New York Mets, ending the closest pennant race in league history.

    1964 - Thirty minutes after their 9-2 loss to Chicago on the last day of the season, the Giants fire manager Alvin Dark, and then name Herman Franks, a coach on the team, to be his successor. The former controversial skipper, rumored to be on the chopping block before the start of the season, is quoted complaining about the number of black and Hispanic players on his team in a Newsday article printed in August, telling Stan Issacs, "they are just not able to perform up to the white player when it comes to mental alertness".

    1967 - Cardinals left fielder Lou Brock has four hits, steals two bases and scores twice, as St. Louis edges Boston 2-1 to open the World Series at Fenway Park. Bob Gibson has 10 strikeouts and outduels Jose Santiago, whose home run is Boston's only score.

    1969 - In the first ever League Championship Series playoff game, the Mets beat the Braves 9-5 in Atlanta.

    1969 - The Orioles defeat Minnesota in Game 2 of the ALCS, 1-0, with the game's lone run coming from a Mark Belanger single, two ground outs and a bunt single by Paul Blair in the bottom of the 11th inning at Memorial Stadium. Dave McNally goes the distance in the longest complete-game shutout in postseason history.

    1972 - At Montreal's Parc Jarry, the Mets end the 1972 campaign beating the Expos, 3-1. Although New York finishes ten games over .500, they will become the first club in baseball history to finish a season without any player collecting 100 hits.

    1980 - The 17-1 trouncing of the of the Twins proves to be a very historic day for Willie Wilson. The Royals outfielder is the first big league player to be credited with 700 at-bats in one season, sets the American League record for singles in a season with 184, and joins Garry Templeton to become only the second switch-hitter in history to collect 100 hits from each side of the plate.

    1980 - Mike Schmidt's two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning gives Philadelphia a 6-4 win over Montreal, clinching the NL East title for the Phillies. The home run is Schmidt's 48th of the season, breaking Eddie Mathews' single-season record for third baseman set in 1953.

    1981 - The Reds, who blank Atlanta, 3-0, finish with the best record in the National League strike-shortened season (66-42), but will not participate in the postseason. The team does not qualify because the Dodgers and Astros post better records, respectively, for the first half (pre-strike) and second half (post-strike) of play in the Western Division and will face one another in the first-ever 'NLDS', under a plan instituted mid-season by Giants executive Al Rosen to salvage the season.

    1986 - New York sweeps a doubleheader from Boston at Fenway Park, 5-3 and 3-1. Yankee closer Dave Righetti saves both ends of the twin bill bringing his major league record total to 46.

    1986 - In a 7-3 victory over Chicago at the Metrodome, Greg Gagne hits two inside-the-park home runs in the same game, both off Floyd Bannister. The light-hitting Twins shortstop becomes just the 18th modern major leaguer to accomplish this rare feat.

    1987 - The Detroit Tigers took advantage of one of the great collapses in baseball history to win the AL East title, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 behind the six-hit pitching of Frank Tanana. The Blue Jays lost their last seven games of the season, including three straight in the season-ending series at Detroit.

    1987 - On the last day of the season at Arlington Stadium, Charlie Hough and the Rangers lose to the Mariners, 7-4. The Texas knuckleballer is the last pitcher to start 40 games in a season.

    1989 - Will Clark has six RBI on four hits, including two home runs (one of which is the first NLCS grand slam since 1977) to lead the Giants to an 11-3 win over the Cubs in Game One.

    1992 - At 22 years, 11 months and 19 days, Rangers slugger Juan Gonzalez becomes the youngest home run champion in baseball history. 'Juan Gone', who goes deep 43 times during the season, is 46 days younger than Joe DiMaggio, who won the crown in playing with the Yankees in 1937.

    1992 - In the season finale, the Dodgers are beaten by the Astros, 3-0, to finish the season with a 63-99 record. It is the first time since 1905 the team has finished in last place.

    1995 - Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in the 15th inning to give the Yankees a dramatic victory and a two-games-to-none Division Series lead over the Mariners.

    1999 - On the last day of the season, New York infielder Rey Ordonez extends the major league record playing 100 errorless games at shortstop. During this span, the Cuban native handles 411 chances flawlessly for the Mets.

    1999 - In a one-game playoff for the NL wild card, the Mets beat the Reds at Cinergy Field, 5-0. Southpaw Al Leiter goes the distance limiting Cincinnati to only two hits.

    2001 - Barry Bonds ties Mark McGwire's single-season home run record established three years ago as he hits his 70th round-tripper. The historic homer, a shot to right-center at Enron Field, is given up in the ninth inning by Astro rookie hurler Wilfredo Rodriguez in a Giant 10-2 victory.

    2001 - With his third inning home run, 42-year-old Rickey Henderson breaks Ty Cobb's record to become the leading run-scorer in baseball history. To punctuate scoring his 2,246th run, the Padre outfielder slides into home.

    2001 - Appearing in a game against the Red Sox at Camden Yards, Oriole outfielders Tim Raines and Tim Raines Jr. become the second father-son combination to play for the same team on the major league level. Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. both played for the Mariners in 1990.

    2001 - In a 16-1 loss to Seattle, 26-year old Ranger shortstop Alex Rodriguez hits his 52nd home run becoming only the fourth major leaguer to hit 50 home runs and 200 hits in the same season. Hall of Famers Babe Ruth (1921), Hack Wilson (1930) and Jimmie Foxx (1932) are the other players to accomplish the feat.

    2002 - The A's become the first team in postseason history to hit consecutive home runs to start a game. The back-to-back homers are hit by leadoff man Ray Durham (an inside-the-park round tripper) and Scott Hatteberg.

    2002 - Commissioner Bud Selig has apologizes to St. Louis fans for the late playoff start time for the Cardinal and Diamondback Game 1 NLDS game and promises it will not happen again. The 10 p.m. CDT start was due to many of the playoff teams coming from the west and baseball's desire not to have two games being played at the same time.

    2003 - The Cubs win their first postseason series victory since 1908 when the franchise won the World Series. In front of a standing-room crowd of 54,357 at Turner Field, Chicago beat the Braves in the deciding Game 5 of the NLDS, 5-1.

    2003 - At Pro Player Stadium, Jeff Conine's perfect peg to catcher Ivan Rodriguez, who holds onto the ball after a collision at home, advances the Marlins to the NLCS. The Florida outfielder's throw to the plate nails J.T. Snow trying to score on Jeffrey Hammonds' single for the final out of the team's 7-6 victory over the Giants in the deciding Game 4 of the NLDS.

    2003 - The Red Sox avoid an 0-3 deficit in the ALDS when Trot Nixon's pinch-hit 11th inning walk-off homer beats Oakland, 3-1. It is the fifth time in postseason play that a round-tripper has ended a game, and the first by a pinch-hitter since Kirk Gibson's historic homer off Dennis Eckersley to win Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

    2005 - Two-time National League Manager of the Year (1990 and 1992 Pirates) Jim Leyland is named to replace Alan Trammell, who was fired as the Tigers’ manager yesterday. The sixty-year old, who guided the Marlins to a World Championship in 1997, has not managed since resigning as the Rockies skipper in 1999.

    2005 - With John Hart’s resignation yesterday, the Rangers name his assistant Jon Daniels to be the team’s general manager. The 28-year-old, who is ten months younger than BoSox boss Theo Epstein, becomes the youngest GM in big league history.

    2006 - Citing the need for a different kind of communicator in the dugout, Jon Daniels, one year after he becomes the youngest GM in big league history, fires veteran skipper Buck Showalter. The Ranger manager compiled a 319-329 record during his four-year tenure in Texas.

    2006 - Russell Martin's double kills a promising two on and none out rally as both Dodgers runners are nailed at home. Jeff Kent and J.D. Drew both try to score, but the relay from right fielder Shawn Green to second baseman Jose Valentin to Paul Lo Duca gives the catcher an opportunity to tag each runner during their headfirst slides into the plate.

    2008 - The Dodgers complete a three-game NLDS sweep of Chicago with a 3-1 victory, winning their first postseason series since 1998. The stunning loss in the playoffs extends the World Series drought for the Cubs into another century.

    2009 - On the last day of the campaign, Miguel Tejada hits a fourth-inning double off Nelson Figueroa in the Astos' 4-0 loss in New York to finish the season with 46, the most in the National League. The Astros' shortstop, also tops in the AL with 50 two-baggers playing for the Orioles in 2005, is the first player in baseball history to have led both leagues in doubles.

    2010 - A day after the season ends, the last place Pirates fire John Russell, who equaled a franchise record for most losses by a manager in three seasons compiling a 186-299 record. The other Buc skipper with as many defeats in the same time frame was Fred Haney, posting a 163-299 record from 1953-55.

    2010 - The Mets fire manager Jerry Manuel and general manager Omar Minaya, a day after the team completes its fourth consecutive disappointing season. Assistant GM John Ricco will be the head of baseball operations on an interim basis until a new GM is hired, who in turn will select the team's next manager.

    2010 - Major League Baseball approves a change in the ground rules for Tropicana Field making a batted ball that caroms off the A- and B-ring catwalks a dead ball with the pitch not counting, instead of being in play as in the past. The Rays requested the change, which will be implemented in the upcoming ALDS, after Jason Kubel’s two-out, ninth-inning pop up hit off one of the catwalks driving in the go-ahead run in Minnesota’s eventual 8-6 victory over the home team.

    2010 - On a day three managers are sacked, the Reds give their skipper, Dusty Baker, a two-year contract extension through 2014. Cincinnati is making its first playoff appearance in 15 years.

    2010 - The Indians name Chris Antonetti as the team's new general manager, with former GM Mark Shapiro moving into his new position as team president. The transition has been developing over the past few years with Antonetti gradually being given a bigger role in Cleveland's day-to-day operations, giving Shapiro more time to run the business side of the franchise.

    2010 - Diamondbacks interim manager Kirk Gibson is given the permanent job, agreeing to a two-year deal with a team option for 2013. The former hard-nosed major leaguer compiled a 34-49 record for the last-place team, after being hired midseason to replace A.J. Hinch.

    2012 - A day after the regular season comes to an end, the Red Sox fire Bobby Valentine, just ten months into his tenure as their manager. In their worst campaign since 1965, the team finishes in last place with a 69-93 record.

    2014 - It takes the Giants six-hour and 23-minutes to defeat Washington at Nationals Park, 2-1, making Game 2 of the NLDS the longest contest in postseason history. San Francisco scores the eventual winning run in the top of the 18th thanks to Brandon Belt’s solo home run off Tanner Roark, hours after team had sent the game into extra innings by scoring the tying run with two outs in the top of ninth.

    2015 - In an effort to add more drama to the the final day of the regular season, MLB schedules all games to start simultaneously at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The scheduling, similar to the English Premier League’s "Survival Sunday”, also evens the playing field by limiting teams' ability to rest potential playoff starters based on the results of contests played earlier in the day.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 4...

    1858 - France, Ossie
    1861 - Leighton, John
    1862 - Polhemus, Mark
    1863 - Halpin, Jim
    1863 - Finley, Bill
    1864 - Lutenberg, Luke
    1871 - Jordan, Charlie
    1874 - Gardner, Jim
    1875 - McKinney, Bob
    1878 - Dresser, Bob
    1879 - Rhoads, Bob
    1884 - Ables, Harry
    1887 - Fisher, Ray
    1889 - Dee, Shorty
    1892 - Brown, Delos
    1895 - Shinners, Ralph
    1898 - McCue, Frank
    1903 - Thomas, Lefty
    1910 - Crosetti, Frankie
    1914 - Sloan, Bruce
    1917 - Quick, Hal
    1918 - Munger, Red
    1922 - Lenhardt, Don

    1927 - Kelly, Bob
    1927 - Repulski, Rip
    1931 - Kirrene, Joe
    1934 - Bradey, Don
    1939 - Davidson, Ted
    1943 - Williams, Jimy
    1944 - La Russa, Tony

    1945 - Duffie, John
    1947 - Adams, Glenn
    1948 - Johnson, Dave
    1949 - Wathan, John
    1950 - Halicki, Ed
    1951 - Speed, Horace
    1953 - Schuler, Dave
    1954 - Atkinson, Bill
    1954 - Littlejohn, Dennis
    1955 - Sorensen, Lary
    1956 - Leibrandt, Charlie
    1960 - Boever, Joe
    1960 - Hatcher, Billy
    1961 - Sharperson, Mike
    1962 - Ferreira, Tony
    1962 - Cook, Dennis

    1962 - James, Chris
    1963 - Ruffin, Bruce
    1964 - McLemore, Mark
    1964 - Kiely, John
    1965 - Olin, Steve
    1966 - Walker, Mike
    1966 - Mauser, Tim
    1967 - Pavlik, Roger
    1971 - Crawford, Carlos
    1972 - Riggs, Adam
    1977 - Scales, Bobby
    1978 - Lohse, Kyle
    1982 - Gwynn, Jr., Tony
    1982 - Sadowski, Ryan
    1982 - Weaver, Jered
    1983 - Suzuki, Kurt
    1984 - Stubbs, Drew
    1986 - Fife, Stephen
    1988 - Chisenhall, Lonnie
    1989 - Kelly, Casey
    1991 - Asher, Alec

    Baseball Deaths on October 4...

    1907 - Leary, Frank
    1918 - Routcliffe, Phil
    1927 - Richter, John
    1934 - Callahan, Nixey
    1936 - Burnett, Hercules
    1938 - Doe, Fred
    1941 - Justis, Walt
    1946 - Woods, John
    1952 - Zimmerman, Bill
    1955 - Baumgartner, Stan
    1956 - Gettman, Jake
    1960 - Warhop, Jack
    1961 - Golden, Roy
    1965 - MacDonald, Harvey
    1966 - Tresh, Mike

    1967 - Barney, Ed
    1979 - Graf, Fred
    1981 - Lindstrom, Freddie
    1982 - Barron, Red
    1984 - Marty, Joe
    1990 - Dinges, Vance
    1992 - Prudhomme, Augie
    1996 - Hoerner, Joe
    1998 - Grissom, Lee
    2000 - Oertel, Chuck
    2007 - Nottebart, Don
    2009 - Lersch, Barry
    2011 - Hodgin, Ralph



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    On October 5 in Baseball History...

    1888 - At Swampoodle Grounds in Washington, D.C., James Francis Galvin of the Pittsburgh Alleghenys becomes baseball's first pitcher to record his 300th victory when he defeats the hometown Senators, 5-1. The 31-year old 'Pud', a workhorse who will win 20 games 10 of the 14 seasons he plays in the big leagues, will end his career with 361 victories.

    1908 - Defeating Detroit, 6-1, Ed Walsh wins his 40th game of the season. Big Ed's win total remains a White Sox single-season record. 'Big Ed', a right-hander from Meriden, CT, will finish his 14-year Hall of Fame career with a 195-126 record and sets the all-time ERA mark with a earned run average 1.82.

    1912 - During the Highlanders’ last game to be played at Hilltop Park, Homer Thompson appears in his first and last game in the majors. Although the New York backstop doesn’t come to bat, his debut is memorable as he catches his younger brother Tommy, making the siblings the first brothers to form a battery in American league history.

    1918 - Eddie Grant, a captain attached to the 307th Infantry, becomes the first major leaguer to be killed during World War l. The former Giants third baseman is hit by a shell while leading a unit to rescue the Lost Battalion, the name given to a contingent of roughly 554 soldiers of the United States 77th Division isolated by the German forces after an American attack in the Argonne Forest.

    1921 - In the first one-city World Series since 1906, the Polo Grounds is the site for all nine games. Carl Mays (27-9) needs 86 pitches to set the Giants down on five hits -- four of them by Frank Frisch. Babe Ruth drives in the first run of the Series in the opening inning of the 3-0 Yankees win.

    1928 - Lou Gehrig unloads a three-run home run in the first inning of Game Two. Grover Cleveland Alexander, the hero of the 1926 Series between the Yankees and Cardinals, is driven from the game in the third inning as New York cruises, 9-3, to take a 2-1 Series lead.

    1929 - Mel Ott and Chuck Klein go into a head-to-head doubleheader tied at 42 home runs apiece. In the opener, Klein homers for the Phillies off Carl Hubbell in his first at-bat to take the home run lead. In the nightcap, Phillies pitchers intentionally walk Ott five times rather than give him a chance to tie Klein. The last walk comes with the bases loaded. Lefty O'Doul of the Phillies has six hits on the day for an NL record of 254 hits.

    1939 - Yankees pitcher Monte Pearson does not allow a base hit until one out in the eighth as he shuts out the Reds, 4-0. Babe Dahlgren hits a home run and double as the Yanks take a 2-0 Series lead.

    1941 - In the bottom of the ninth with two outs and two strikes in Game 4 of the World Series Tommy Henrich appears to be struck out ending the game, but 'Old Reliable' reaches first base on Mickey Owen's passed ball. The catcher's blunder turns a sure 4-3 Brooklyn win to a heart-breaking 7-4 loss to the Yankees who take a 3-1 World Series lead.

    1942 - Behind the outstanding pitching of rookie Johnny Beazley andWhitey Kurowski's two-run home run in the ninth inning of Game Five gives St. Louis a 4-2 win to capture the World Series over the Yankees.

    1945 - Claude Passeau of the Cubs pitches a one-hitter, beating the Detroit Tigers 3-0 in Game Three of the World Series.

    1947 - Al Gionfriddo, inserted in left field for defensive purposes, makes one of most memorable catches in World Series history when he robs Joe DiMaggio of an extra base hit with two men on base in the sixth inning. The outfielder's heroics help to preserve an 8-5 Dodger victory in Game 6 of the Fall Classic.

    1949 - Don Newcombe, who allows only four hits and strikes out 11 through eight innings of Game 1 of the World Series, gives up a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth to Tommy Henrich as the Yankees beat the Dodgers, 1-0 . 'Old Reliable's shot to right field, the first game-ending home run in the history of the Fall Classic, gives Allie Reynolds the complete game win and it is Casey Stengel's first postseason victory.

    1951 - In Game 2 of the World Series, right fielder Mickey Mantle's season comes to an immediate end when he severely injures his right knee when his cleats get caught on a drainage cap at Yankee Stadium. Joe DiMaggio's abrupt call for Willie Mays' fly ball in center field leads many to believe the last minute call was a contributing factor to the torn cartilage suffered by the 19 year-old rookie.

    1952 - Brooklyn wins 6-5 in 11 innings when Duke Snider doubles home Billy Cox. Carl Erskine goes all the way for the win to give the Dodgers a 3-2 Series lead heading back to Ebbets Field.

    1953 - In the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 6 at Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers win their record fifth consecutive World Series in dramatic fashion. Billy Martin, the Series MVP, collects his twelfth hit of the Fall Classic, a single which scores Hank Bauer giving New York a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Dodgers.

    1957 - In the first World Series game ever played in Milwaukee, native son Tony Kubek hits two home runs in the 9-3 rout of the hometown Braves, that puts his Bronx Bombers ahead two games to one in the Fall classic. The Yankee shortstop becomes the second rookie to hit two round-trippers in a Fall Classic game, a feat first accomplished by Charlie Keller, who hit a pair of homers in Game 3 in 1939.

    1960 - At Forbes Field, Roger Maris becomes the seventh major leaguer to homer in first World Series at-bat. The right fielder's first-inning round-tripper off Vernon Law gets the Yankees off to a good start, but in a portent of things to come, Bill Mazeroski's two-run fifth-inning home run off Jim Coates is the difference as Pittsburgh beats New York 6-4 in its first World Series win since 1925.

    1963 - In Game 4 Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth’s record with his 15th World Series home run. The Yankees slugger turns around a Sandy Koufax fastball in the seventh inning to tie the score, but the blast isn’t enough to stave off the Dodgers’ Fall Classic sweep of the Bronx Bombers.

    1966 - With first-inning home runs by Frank Robinson and Brooks Robinson and 11 strikeouts from relief pitcher Moe Drabowsky, the Orioles win their first World Series game, 5-2.

    1967 - Jim Lonborg of the Boston Red Sox pitched a one-hit, 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals to tie the World Series, 1-1. Carl Yastrzemski hit two home runs.

    1968 - Tim McCarver and Orlando Cepeda each hit three-run home runs to lead St. Louis to a 7-3 win over Detroit. The Cardinals take a 2-1 World Series lead.

    1971 - The Orioles overcome two Reggie Jackson home runs to complete a sweep of Oakland in the ALCS with a 5-3 victory.

    1977 - Glenn Burke greets Dusty Baker on the dugout steps to congratulate his Dodger teammate for hitting a grand slam against the Phillies in Game 2 of the 1977 NLCS. The greeting, which consists of the two players extending their right arms above their heads and slapping their hands to make a resounding clap, is considered to be the first 'high five' in baseball history.

    1979 - The Pirates complete a sweep of the NLCS, beating the Reds, 7-1. Willie Stargell, who homers, is named series MVP.

    1980 - Capping an improbable comeback, the Dodgers beat the Astros for the third day in a row to force a one-game playoff for the NL West title. Los Angeles trailed Houston by three games with three games left in the season, and won each game by a single run.

    1980 - The Yankees break the American League regular attendance season record held by the 1948 Indians with 2,627,417 fans.

    1980 - Reaching first on a fielder's choice in the top of the seventh in the 4-0 win over the Twins, Royals' leadoff hitter Willie Wison establishes a major league record for the most at-bats in a season with 705. The Kansas City outfielder will collect 230 hits and score 133 runs for the division winning club.

    1980 - Brewers' outfielder Ben Ogilvie becomes the first non-American born player to lead the American League in home runs. On the last day of the season, the 31-year old Panamanian goes deep off Oakland's Rick Langford for his 41st homer, which ties Reggie Jackson for the most round trippers in the Junior Circuit.

    1980 - In a duel between two 19-game winners on the last day of the season, Scott McGregor enters the 20-win circle for the first and only time when he bests Len Barker in the Orioles' 7-1 victory over the Indians. The Cleveland right-hander, who gives up six runs in five innings to finish the campaign with a 19-12 record, will never again come close to being a 20-game winner.

    1984 - Milt Wilcox and Willie Hernandez combine on a three-hitter to give the Tigers a 1-0 win and a sweep of the Royals in the ALCS.

    1986 - Pete Incaviglia of Texas hit his 30th home run of the season, against the California Angels, becoming the 16th rookie in major league history to reach that mark. The homer came off Don Sutton as the Rangers beat the Angels, 7-4.

    1991 - After 11 lead changes or ties in the closing weeks of the NL West race, the Braves finally clinch the division on the second-to-last day of the season.

    1993 - Bob Watson replaces Bill Wood as the general manager of the Astros making the former Houston player the first black GM in baseball history. Bill Lucas had performed many similar duties for the Braves in the late 1970s but he never officially held the title.

    1996 - Bernie Williams homered from each side of the plate and Cecil Fielder broke a tie with a seventh-inning single as the New York Yankees beat Texas, 6-4, to win the AL division series, 3-1, and advance to the ALCS.

    1997 - Mike Mussina beats Seattle and Randy Johnson for the second time and gives the Orioles their second straight trip to the ALCS. Mussina pitches a two-hitter for seven innings to win the game, and the series, by a 3-1 margin.

    2001 - With their 115th victory of the season, the Seattle Mariners break the 1998 Yankee record for most wins in a season. The 1906 Cubs hold the major league record with 116 wins.

    2001 - In the longest 9-inning game in major league history, Barry Bonds breaks and then extends the mark for home runs in a season during the 4 hours and 27 minutes, 11-10 loss to the Dodgers at Pac Bell Park. The Giant outfielder connects off Dodger starter Chan Ho Park to break Mark McGwire's 1998 record of 70, and then homers again in his next at bat to extend his record to 72.

    2001 - The Braves maul the Marlins, 20-3 to clinch the National League East title and become the first team in professional sports to win 10 consecutive division titles. The Boston Celtics (1957-65) and Los Angeles Lakers (1982-90) had both won nine in a row.

    2001 - Arizona's Albie Lopez hurls a three-hit shutout to beat the Brewers at Miller Park, 5-0. The Diamondback victory clinches a tie for the NL West flag and with the win‚ the 30-year old right-hander avoids becoming the first 20-game loser since Brian Kingman accomplished the feat in 1980.

    2001 - On the last day of the season, 38-year-old Jamie Moyer (20-6) becomes the oldest first-time 20-game winner when the Mariners beat Texas at Safeco Field, 6-2. The Seattle southpaw will also compile a 21-7 record in 2003.

    2002 - For the first time in its 42-year old history, the Angels win a postseason series by beating the Yankees, 9-5 to take the ALDS, 3 games to 1. It is the first play-off appearance for the franchise since 1986 when after being a strike away from advancing the to the World Series in Game 5 of the ALCS the team loses to the Red Sox in 7 games.

    2006 - At Game 2 of the NLCS played at Petco Park, Padres closer Trevor Hoffman, who recently became baseball's all-time saves leader, catches the ceremonial first pitch thrown by Lee Smith, the reliever he surpassed with his 479th save. The two 'firemen' exchange autographed baseballs after the toss.

    2009 - The Indians, with six games left on on the schedule, announce they have dismissed Eric Wedge, their manager for the past seven years. The Cleveland skipper, whose firing had been rumored for weeks, asks to remain in the dugout to manage the fifth-place Tribe for the remainder of the season.

    2010 - Hanshin Tigers outfielder Matt Murton breaks Ichiro's Japanese record for the most hits in a single season when he strokes his 211th hit of the year, a two-run single to center in a game against the Yakult Swallows. The 29-year old former major leaguer, a 2003 first-round draft pick of the Red Sox who was traded to the Cubs in a four-team deal that included Nomar Garciaparra, also played with the A's before being released by the Rockies last season.

    2011 - During the fifth inning of Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cardinals, a squirrel runs across home plate just as Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt begins to deliver a pitch to Skip Schumaker. Umpire Ángel Hernández calls the pitch a ball much to the chagrin of the right-hander and Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel who believe that "no pitch" should be called due to the distraction caused by the grey rodent, immortalized by the Redbirds fans as the "rally squirrel".

    Baseball Birthdays on October 5...

    1858 - Devine, Jim
    1858 - Reilly, John
    1859 - Whiteley, Gurdon
    1871 - Denzer, Roger
    1871 - Fifield, Jack
    1873 - Ritchey, Claude
    1875 - Crockett, Davey
    1880 - Hughes, Ed

    1881 - Raftery, Tom
    1885 - Steele, Bill
    1886 - Otis, Harry
    1887 - Chouinard, Felix

    1887 - Patterson, Claire
    1889 - Bagby, Jim
    1890 - Cook, Rollin
    1893 - Speraw, Paul
    1895 - McMillan, Norm
    1896 - Pechous, Charlie
    1896 - Silva, Danny
    1901 - Slayback, Scottie
    1904 - West, Sam

    1906 - Johnson, Si
    1907 - Doljack, Frank
    1909 - Malinosky, Tony
    1925 - Hofman, Bobby
    1927 - Heist, Al
    1939 - Bennett, Dennis
    1941 - Kosco, Andy
    1949 - Fife, Danny
    1957 - Concepcion, Onix
    1958 - Bush, Randy
    1958 - Gaff, Brent
    1959 - Allen, Rod
    1960 - Bockus, Randy
    1962 - Woodson, Tracy
    1964 - Mathews, Terry
    1967 - Sanchez, Rey
    1968 - Diaz, Alex
    1972 - Benitez, Yamil
    1973 - Laxton, Brett
    1973 - Lopez, Luis
    1974 - Aybar, Manny
    1975 - Puffer, Brandon
    1982 - Hinckley, Mike
    1983 - Ogando, Alexi
    1983 - Paulino, Felipe

    1986 - Bianchi, Jeff
    1986 - Roark, Tanner
    1987 - Krauss, Marc

    Baseball Deaths on October 5...

    1898 - Richmond, John
    1918 - Grant, Eddie
    1926 - Burch, Al
    1926 - Murphy, Howard
    1940 - Schmit, Crazy
    1953 - Faircloth, Rags
    1955 - Lamb, Lyman
    1962 - Cummings, Jack
    1963 - Curry, George
    1965 - Matthews, Wid
    1966 - Hanson, Harry
    1968 - Bevan, Hal
    1970 - Ewing, Reuben
    1974 - Grimes, Ed
    1976 - Bagwell, Bill
    1983 - Turbeville, George
    1990 - Howell, Dixie
    1994 - G@mble, Lee
    1996 - Walsh, Joe
    2001 - Jensen, Woody
    2009 - Powell, Brian



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On October 6 in Baseball History...

1911 - Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown, as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 wearing a Braves uniform in his 906th game.

1919 - After a Sunday rainout, Hod Eller blanks the White Sox on three hits, fanning six in a row in the second and third innings. Once again a big inning and some sloppy play give the Reds a 5-0 victory and a four-games-to-one lead in the best-of-nine World Series.

1920 - When Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits for Cleveland in the ninth inning of Game Two, his brother Jimmy is playing third base for Brooklyn. They become the first brothers to take opposite sides in a World Series. Brooklyn's Burleigh Grimes tosses a 3-0 shutout to even the Series.

1923 - The first unassisted triple play in National League history occurs when Braves' shortstop Ernie Padgett catches Phillies first baseman Walter Holke's line drive, doubles up James Tierney at second, and then tags Cliff Lee for the third out.

1923 - For only the second time in major league history, two 100-loss teams face one another when the 52-100 Braves beat the 50-102 Phillies in the first game of a season-ending doubleheader, 5-4. Boston, then known as the Beaneaters, was also part of the first occurrence of this rare type of matchup when the 50-100 club played the 45-103 team from Brooklyn in 1905.

1926 - In a 10-5 Game 4 victory over the Cardinals at Sportsman's Park, Yankee outfielder Babe Ruth becomes the first player to hit three home runs in a World Series game. History will repeat itself when the 'Sultan of Swat' once again goes deep three times against the Redbirds in St. Louis in the fourth game of the 1928 Fall Classic.

1933 - After pulling on umpire Charlie Moran's bow tie and letting it snap back, Senator outfielder Heinie Manush is ejected from Game 4 of the Fall Classic.

1936 - The Yankees roll to a 13-5 World Series-ending victory. Lefty Gomez is the winning pitcher, his second of the Series despite a team-worst 4.70 ERA. In the six games the Yankees score 43 runs to 23 by the Giants.

1938 - Lefty Gomez sets a record with his sixth World Series victory without a loss with a 6-3 win in Game Two against the Cubs. The Yankees return home with a 2-0 Series lead.

1941 - The Yankees top the Dodgers, 3-1, to take the World Series in five games. Pitcher Ernie Bonham, the fifth Yankees pitcher to start in the Series, wins the clincher with a four-hitter.

1943 - Cardinal batterymates and brothers Mort and Walker Cooper decide to play Game 2 of the World Series on the day their dad, Robert, dies at his home in Independence. After limiting the Yankees to six hits and winning the game, 4-3, Mort heads to Missouri while his younger brother, Walker, who has a 1-for-3 day behind the plate with an eighth inning single, will stay with the club until the Fall Classic is over.

1945 - In an effort to promote his nearby Billy Goat Tavern, William Sianis buys tickets to Game 4 of the Fall Classic for himself and Murphy, his pet goat. The bar owner becomes so upset when the Wrigley Field ushers ask his guest to leave, the Greek immigrant places a curse on the team preventing the Cubs from ever winning a World Series again.

1947 - The Yankees beat the Dodgers 5-2 to win the World Series in seven games. Relief pitcher Hugh Casey of the Dodgers appears in six games, winning two while notching an 0.87 ERA. Series heroes Bill Bevens, Al Gionfriddo, and Cookie Lavagetto will not play another major-league game.

1948 - In the opening game of the World Series, the Boston Braves beat Bob Feller and the Cleveland Indians 1-0 with only two hits.

1949 - In Game 2 of the World Series, only one run is scored again, but Preacher Roe and the Dodgers win this contest at Yankee Stadium, 1-0. Gil Hodges' second inning single drives in Jackie Robinson to even up the Fall Classic at a game apiece.

1957 - With the score tied at 5-5, Eddie Mathews of the Braves evens the World Series with a two-run home run in the bottom of the tenth to end Game Four. In the Series' first famous "shoeblack incident," pinch-hitter Nippy Jones convinces umpire Augie Donatelli that Tommy Byrne's pitch hit him on the foot.

1959 - The largest crowd ever to attend a major league game, 92,706 fans, watches a nail biter as White Sox hurler Bob Shaw beats Sandy Koufax and the Dodgers, 1-0 in Game 5 of the Fall Classic.

1963 - The Dodgers complete a four-game World Series sweep of the Yankees as Sandy Koufax wins his second game, 2-1. Frank Howard leads the offense with a home run and a single, the only two hits Whitey Ford gives up, and New York's first baseman Joe Pepitone's error (loses a thrown ball in the white-shirted crowd) leads to the decisive run in the seventh inning.

1965 - Sandy Koufax refuses to pitch the first game of the World Series against the Twins because game is scheduled on Yom Kippur, the most sacred of the Jewish holidays. As the Dodgers’ southpaw attends shul and fasts on the Day of Atonement, his teammates lose to Minnesota, 8-2.

1966 - Jim Palmer becomes the youngest player to pitch a shutout in the World Series when the 20-year old Oriole right-hander blanks Sandy Koufax and the Dodgers, 6-0. The contest will become more memorable next month when Koufax surprises the baseball world by announcing his retirement making this game his last major league appearance.

1966 - In the Game 2 loss to the Orioles at Dodger Stadium, Willie Davis establishes a World Series record by committing three errors in one game. The center fielder's blunders come on two consecutive plays in the fifth inning, the first by losing a fly ball in the sun, then by dropping the next fly ball followed by overthrowing third base.

1968 - St. Louis dumps Detroit 10-1 in Game Four. Bob Gibson, fanning ten, earns his seventh straight World Series victory. The Cardinals have a seemingly insurmountable 3-1 Series lead.

1969 - The Mets rally twice and win the first NL Championship Series. Tommie Agee, Ken Boswell, and Wayne Garrett hit home runs and fans swarm the Shea Stadium field after a 7-4 win.

1971 - The Pirates outslug the Giants, 9-5, to win the LCS, three games to one. Richie Hebner has three hits and three RBI, including a homer.

1978 - Despite three solo home runs off Yankees' ace Catfish Hunter by Kansas City's third baseman George Brett, the Bronx Bombers win Game 3 of the ALCS beating the Royals, 6-5.

1979 - Scott McGregor's 8-0 shutout of the Angels gives the Orioles the AL pennant. Pat Kelly notches three RBI with a home run and a single.

1980 - In the 163rd game of the season, 35-year-old knuckleballer Joe Niekro earns his 20th victory, going the distance to defeat the Dodgers, 7-1, in the winner-take-all contest for the NL West. With the win, the Astros hold on to capture their first title in the 19-year history of the franchise after losing a season-ending three game series to LA, (3-2, 2-1, and 4-3) that forced the one-game playoff.

1981 - In Game 1 of the ALDS in Kansas City, Mike Norris throws a six-hit complete game blanking the Royals, 4-0. Oakland’s appearance in the playoffs makes Billy Martin the first skipper in baseball history to manage four franchises (Twins-1969, Tigers-1972, A's-1981 and Yankees 1976-78) into postseason play.

1983 - Baltimore's Mike Boddicker struck out a playoff record 14 batters en route to a 4-0, five-hit victory over the Chicago White Sox in the second game of the ALCS.

1984 - Steve Garvey's two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game Four gives San Diego a 7-5 win over Chicago and evens the NLCS.

1985 - On the last day of the season, Yankee knuckleballer Phil Niekro becomes the 18th and oldest player in major league history to win his 300th victory when he blanks the Blue Jays, 8-0. The forty-six year and 188 days old pitcher, who will win 318 games, also surpasses Satchel Paige (46 yrs, 75 days) to become the oldest pitcher to throw a shutout in the big leagues.

1986 - Steve Garvey's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gives the Padres a 7-5 walk-off win over the Cubs in Game 4 of NLCS. After losing the first two contests of the best-of-five NLCS, the victory brings the series to a decisive fifth game that San Diego will win to capture the National League pennant.

1991 - David Cone ties a National League mark for strikeouts as he fans 19 Phillies en route to a 7-0 victory in the season's finale. The Mets right-hander finishes the campaign with a league-leading 241 strikeouts, making it second straight season he has lead the circuit.

1991 - On Fan Appreciation Day at Shea Stadium, Howard Johnson drives in a run with a seventh-inning single to finish the season with a league-leading 117 RBIs. 'HoJo' is the first switch-hitter to lead the National League in runs batted in and the first Mets player to accomplish the feat.

1995 - The Indians sweep the Division Series with an 8-2 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mo Vaughn, who will later be named MVP for 1995, and slugger Jose Canseco are a combined 0-for-27 for Boston.

1995 - In Game 3 of the ALDS, Bernie Williams becomes the first major leaguer to hit a home run from each side of the plate in a postseason game. The Yankee outfielder's second round-tripper, an eighth-inning shot batting left-handed off Bill Risley, is tossed back onto the field by a Mariner fan who is apparently unaware of the historic value of the the souvenir.

1997 - The Indians complete their surprising victory over the Yankees with a tense 4-3 win at Jacobs Field in Game Five of the Division Series. Jose Mesa saves rookie Jaret Wright's second win of the series when he retires Bernie Williams with the tying run on second in the ninth inning.

2000 - Reds' officials announce games at Cinergy Field during the final two seasons will be on played natural grass. The surface in Cincinnati has been artificial turf since in 1970 when the ballpark made its debut as Riverfront Stadium.

2000 - Chief executive officer John Harrington puts the Red Sox up for sale. Since the death of Jean Yawkey in 1992, the team has been owned by the Jean R. Yawkey Trust.

2001 - With their 116th win, the Mariners tie the 1906 Cubs as the winningest team in major league history. Bret Boone's 37th home run of the season, and the shutout pitching of five Seattle pitchers prove to be the difference in the 1-0 historic win over the Rangers.

2001 - At Camden Yards in front of a full house including Orioles notables Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer and Earl Weaver as well as Commissioner Bud Selig and former President Bill Clinton, Cal Ripken plays his 3,001st and final game. After a hitless night for the 41-year-old, the final out of the 5-1 loss to the Red Sox is made as Cal watches from the on deck circle.

2001 - With his 151st pinch hit, Lenny Harris breaks the major league mark for career pinch hits established by Manny Mota. Coming off the Met bench to bat for Rey Ordonez, he lines a 1-2 pitch off Expo starter Carl Pavano for a single to become the career leader in pinch hits.

2003 - Defeating the A's, 5-4, the Red Sox become the seventh team to win the last three games to win a best-of-five playoff series. Other teams to overcome an 0-2 deficit include the 1981 Dodgers (Astros-NLDS), 1982 Brewers (Angels-ALCS), 1984 Padres (Cubs-NLCS), 1995 Mariners (Yankees-ALDS), 1999 Red Sox (Indians-ALDS), and the 2001 Yankees (A's-ALDS).

2005 - Reds’ outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. (.301, 35, 92) and Yankee first baseman/DH Jason Giambi (.271, 32 , 87) are voted the Comeback Players of the Year in their respective leagues. For the first time, the winners of the award are determined by the fans voting on

2006 - After failing to advance past the first round of the American League playoffs in their previous five postseason appearances, the A's beat the much-favored Twins, 8-3, to complete a three-game ALDS sweep. The victory, which was the team's tenth opportunity to win a clinching game, puts Oakland in the ALCS for the first time since 1992.

2007 - In Game 2 of the ALDS at Jacobs Field, the Indians score the tying run on a wild pitch thrown by a bug-covered Joba Chamberlain. A rare infestation of insects (midges), which appeared en masse in the eighth inning, impacts the usually reliable rookie Yankees reliever who suffers his first blown save of the season.

2007 - At Wrigley Field, the Diamondbacks beat the Cubs, 5-1, to complete the three-game sweep of their National League division series. The loss for Chicago means the franchise has played for the last 99 years in the Windy City without winning a World Series championship.

2007 - With their 17th win in 18 games, the Rockies beat the Phillies at Coors Field, 2-1, completing a NLDS three-game sweep of Philadelphia to advance to their first-ever National League Championship Series. The Wild Card team will have to beat the Diamondbacks, their Western division foe, to win the pennant and earn a trip to the World Series.

2009 - Joe Mauer wins his third batting title becoming the first player to accomplish the feat in consecutive seasons since Nomar Garciaparra lead the league in 1999-2000. The Twins catcher's .365 mark establishes a major league record for the highest batting average by a backstop.

2009 - With one out in the bottom of the 12th inning in the AL Central tiebreaker, the Twins beat the Tigers, 6-5, when Alexi Casilla's single plates Carlos Gomez from second base with the winning run. The Metrodome victory finishes an amazing comeback by Minnesota, going 17-4 in the final month to close a seven-game deficit and completes a colossal collapse for the Tigers, who become the first team in big league history to surrender a three-game lead with only four contests to play.

2010 - Rays' hurler David Price is this year's recipient of the Oklahoma Sports Museum's Warren Spahn Award given annually to the best left-handed pitcher in the big leagues. The honor, named after the winningest southpaw in the history of the game, is awarded based on a point system which evaluates performance based on their wins, strikeouts and earned run average.

2010 - The Cardinals exercised their $16 million option for next season with first baseman Albert Pujols. The 30-year-old superstar, a three-time NL MVP, led the circuit with 42 home runs and 118 RBIs.

2010 - At Citizens Bank Park, Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay throws the second no-hitter in postseason history when he beats the Reds, 4-0, in Game 1 of the NLDS. Don Larsen became the first hurler to accomplish the feat by throwing a perfect game in the Yankees' victory over Brooklyn in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

2011 - Robin Ventura, seen by many as a surprise choice, is hired by general manager Ken Williams as the White Sox's new manager. The former all-star infielder, who played ten seasons in Chicago after being selected as the team's first round pick in 1988, replaces a vocal and often-controversial Ozzie Guillen who left the Wind City to be the Marlins' new skipper.

2012 - With a year remaining on his contract, Jim Tracy resigns as the manager of the Rockies, a position he has held since his promotion from the club's bench coach in May of 2009. During his four-year tenure with Colorado, the 2009 NL Manager of the Year compiled a 294-308 record, going a 64-98 last season, a franchise mark for losses.

2012 - The Orioles eliminate the two-time AL champion Rangers, 5-1, in the American League's first win-or-go-home wild-card playoff game. The victory sends the surprising Baltimore team into the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, a best-of-five division series against New York.

2012 - The Cardinals, in the first NL one-game winner-take-all wild-card playoff, beat the hometown Braves, 6-3, in a game that will be best remembered for a disputed infield fly rule call in the eighth inning. The irate Turner Field fans show their displeasure with the umpires' decision on what appears to be a key Redbird error on a dropped pop fly in the outfield by littering the playing field with debris, causing a 19-minute delay while the ground crew cleans up the assorted trash.

2012 - The Indians name former Boston skipper Terry Francona, rather than Sandy Alomar Jr., who replaced Manny Acta as the interim field boss with six games remaining to be played on the schedule, to be their 42nd manager in franchise history. The 53 year-old's father, Tito, played with the Tribe from 1959 to '64.

Baseball Birthdays on October 6...

1854 - Snyder, Pop
1854 - McCarton, Frank
1855 - Williams, Dale
1859 - Cartwright, Ed
1866 - Burke, Eddie
1868 - Gibson, Whitey
1872 - Dunn, Jack
1873 - Starnagle, George
1878 - Swormstedt, Len
1883 - Morgan, Red
1884 - Slaughter, Barney
1885 - Ryan, Buddy
1885 - Knight, John
1886 - Snyder, Jack
1886 - Barr, Scotty
1887 - Enwright, Charlie
1889 - Zamloch, Carl
1893 - Tillman, Johnny
1893 - Duncan, Pat
1896 - Heitmann, Harry
1901 - Littlejohn, Carlisle
1908 - Padden, Tom
1909 - Bashore, Walt
1913 - Chase, Ken
1914 - Washburn, George
1915 - Meyer, Dutch
1917 - Calvert, Paul
1917 - Orrell, Joe
1918 - Corriden, John
1918 - Grant, Jimmy
1922 - Frazier, Joe
1928 - Marolewski, Fred
1939 - Cullen, Jack
1942 - Grote, Jerry
1943 - Stephenson, Jerry
1943 - McGlothlin, Jim

1946 - Gentry, Gary
1946 - Clines, Gene
1947 - Kline, Steve
1947 - Bell, Jerry
1947 - Vaughan, Charlie
1947 - Hacker, Rich
1953 - Bernal, Victor
1954 - Weaver, Roger
1956 - Riley, George
1957 - Griffin, Alfredo
1959 - Walker, Greg

1959 - Boyd, Oil Can
1960 - Johnson, Bill
1960 - Zaske, Jeff
1960 - Baller, Jay
1960 - Fields, Bruce
1962 - Yett, Rich
1965 - Sierra, Ruben
1966 - Cianfrocco, Archi
1968 - Pierce, Ed
1969 - Person, Robert
1970 - Oliver, Darren
1972 - Gil, Benji
1975 - de los Santos, Valerio
1975 - Farnsworth, Jeff
1976 - Garcia, Freddy

1981 - Hanrahan, Joel
1985 - Albers, Andrew
1986 - Escalona, Edgmer
1990 - Schebler, Scott
1991 - Schoop, Jonathan

Baseball Deaths on October 6...

1910 - Farley, Tom
1911 - Murphy, Larry
1912 - Finley, Bill
1931 - Kirby, John
1934 - Mansell, Tom
1949 - Zinn, Guy
1954 - DeVore, Josh
1957 - Cooney, Phil
1957 - Campbell, Billy
1962 - Gossett, Dick
1964 - Schreiber, Barney
1964 - Adams, Dan
1966 - Henderson, Bill
1969 - Beatty, Desmond
1969 - Crumpler, Roy
1976 - Erautt, Joe
1977 - Bedford, Gene
1979 - Wolf, Ray
1988 - Boken, Bob
1997 - Vander Meer, Johnny
1998 - Belanger, Mark
1999 - Patrick, Bob
2001 - Del Toro, Miguel
2004 - Schlueter, Norm
2006 - O'Neil, Buck


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« Reply #4431 on: October 07, 2017, 12:34:34 am »

    On October 7 in Baseball History...

    1904 - Jack Chesbro got his 41st victory of the season as New York defeated the Boston Red Sox, 3-2.

    1905 - Fred Odwell hits his ninth and final home run of the season, making the Reds' outfielder the National League's home run champion. 'Fritz' hit just one last year as a rookie, and after leading the majors this season, will never hit another round-tripper again.

    1919 - Two errors by Swede Risberg and one by Happy Felsch help put Dickie Kerr in a 4-0 hole, but Felsch, Buck Weaver, and Joe Jackson combine for seven hits as the White Sox win 5-4. Kerr wins his second game as the Sox now trail the best-of-nine Series by a 4-2 margin.

    1925 - Walter Johnson opens the World Series in Pittsburgh. A fifth-inning home run by Pie Traynor is the only damaging blow as Johnson fans 10 for a 4-1 Washington win.

    1927 - Herb Pennock is handed an 8-0 lead and takes a perfect game into the eighth inning. The Yankees southpaw retires Glenn Wright, but Pie Traynor breaks the spell with a single and Clyde Barnhart doubles him home. Pennock settles for a three-hit 8-1 victory over the Pirates to give the Yankees a commanding 3-0 edge in the World Series.

    1928 - Lou Gehrig's two home runs led the New York Yankees to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, giving them a 3-0 lead.

    1933 - Flags are at half staff for Game Five to honor William L. Veeck, Chicago Cubs president, who died suddenly. On the field, the World Series comes to a close when Mel Ott homers in the 10th inning for a 4-3 Giants victory over Washington.

    1935 - In Game 6 of the Fall Classic, the Tigers win their first World Series as Goose Goslin singles home Mickey Cochrane in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Cubs, 4-3.

    1939 - In Game 3 at Crosley Field, Charlie Keller becomes the first rookie to hit two home runs in the same World Series game. The 22-year old outfielder's first and fifth inning homers, both off starter Junior Thompson, helps the Yankees beat the Reds, 7-3.

    1945 - Hank Greenberg's three doubles led Detroit to an 8-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs, giving the Tigers a 3-2 lead in the World Series.

    1950 - Rookie hurler Whitey Ford, with ninth inning help from Allie Reynolds, beats the Phillies, 5-2, as the Yankees complete the World Series sweep of Philadelphia’s ‘Whiz Kids’. Jerry Coleman wins the Babe Ruth Award as the series MVP.

    1952 - At Ebbetts Field, Billy Martin's running catch on a high infield pop with the bases loaded in the seventh inning snuffed out a Dodgers rally and the New York Yankees went on to win Game 7 of the World Series, 4-2.  This is the Yankees fourth consecutive World Championship. Gil Hodges finishes the Fall Classic hitless in twenty-one at-bats, which had prompted some Brooklyn fans to gather at local churches asking for divine help for their beloved first baseman.

    1958 - The Yanks pull even against the Braves as Hank Bauer hits his fourth home run of the Series and New York wins Game Six in 10 innings, 4-3.

    1960 - At Crosley Field, the Yankees win Game Three of the World Series beating the hometown Reds, 3-2. The decisive blow is a lead-off home run in the top of the ninth inning off Cincinnati starter Bob Purkey.

    1961 - New York's Roger Maris won the third game of the World Series with a ninth-inning home run off the Reds' Bob Purkey. The Yankees won, 3-2, at Cincinnati's Crosley Field.

    1968 - Mickey Lolich saves Detroit, 5-3, with an unlikely assist from Lou Brock, who tries to score standing up on Julian Javier's single and is gunned down by Willie Horton's throw. Al Kaline's bases-loaded single drives in the deciding runs.

    1969 - The Cardinals trade Curt Flood along with Byron Browne, Joe Hoerner and Tim McCarver to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Dick Allen, Jerry Johnson, and Cookie Rojas. When Flood refuses to report to Philadelphia, St. Louis will send Willie Montanez and a minor leaguer to complete the trade, but the outfielder's courageous challenge to the reserve clause will have a dramatic impact on the game.

    1975 - The Red Sox gain a 5-3 win and three-game sweep over Oakland for the AL pennant. Carl Yastrzemski makes two great plays in the outfield and has two hits to back Rick Wise's pitching.

    1977 - Down 5-3 to the Phillies in Game Three of the NLCS with two outs in the ninth inning, the Dodgers catch lightning in a bottle. Pinch-hitter Vic Davalillo beats out a two-strike drag bunt and pinch hitter Manny Mota follows with a long double. Los Angeles eventually pulls out a 6-5 victory.

    1978 - In Game 4 of the NLCS, Ron Cey scores in the 10th inning on Bill Russell's two-out game winning single giving the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over the Phillies and their second consecutive National League pennant. Cey, who walked after the first two batters were retired, advanced into scoring position when Garry Maddox misplayed Dusty Baker's fly ball in center field.

    1984 - In a game that will be best remembered for Cubs first baseman Leon Durham's seventh-inning error on an easy ground ball, the Padres win the NLCS when Tony Gwynn's seventh inning two-run double breaks a 3-3 tie en route to a 6-3 victory at Jack Murphy Stadium. Chicago had a 2-0 game advantage as well as 3-0 lead in the decisive Game 5, but were unable to end their thirty-nine year World Series appearance drought.

    1987 - Don Baylor singled to break an eighth-inning tie and Gary Gaetti homered in his first two playoff at-bats as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers, 8-5, in the opening game of the ALCS.

    1988 - The Yankees replace manager Billy Martin with Dallas Green. 'Billy the Kid' will compile a 1253-1013 (.553) record piloting the Tigers, Twins, Yankees, A's and Rangers during his 19-year managerial career.

    1995 - With a 10-4 victory over Colorado, the Braves win their Division Series behind the solid pitching of Greg Maddux and the power provided by Fred McGriff's two home runs. The eventual World champs will sweep Cincinnati in the NLCS before beating Cleveland in the Fall Classic

    1995 - In Game 4 of the ALDS, Edgar Martinez's eighth-inning grand slam breaks a 6-6 tie with the Yankees at the Kingdome. The Mariner DH's round-tripper, considered by many the biggest in franchise history, is the difference in Seattle's eventual 11-10 victory, forcing a decisive Game 5.

    1996 - Vince Naimoli, the founding owner of the Devil Rays, and St. Petersburg Mayor David Fischer preside over the official groundbreaking ceremony for the planned renovations to be done at Tropicana Field, the home of the new American League franchise. The $63 million facelift of the eight-year old facility, originally known as the Florida Suncoast Dome, will take fifteen months to complete.

    1998 - Chuck Knoblauch argued for an interference call at first base instead of picking up the ball while Enrique Wilson scored to break a 1-1 tie in the 12th inning of the Cleveland Indians' 4-1 victory at New York in Game 2 of the AL championship series.

    2000 - Benny Agbayani’s 13th inning home run ends the longest LDS game ever played, 5 hours and 22 minutes. The dramatic round tripper by the Mets outfielder, who was voted the 36th greatest athlete from Hawaii by Sports Illustrated, gives New York a 3-2 victory and 2-1 series advantage over the Giants.

    2001 - On the last day of the season, Rickey Henderson bloops a double down the right field line off Rockies' hurler John Thomson to become the 25th major leaguer to collect 3000 hits. Tony Gwynn, who is playing in his last major league game and is also a member of the 3000 hit club, meets the Padre outfielder at home plate in front of a sell out crowd Qualcomm Park.

    2001 - Barry Bonds extends his major league record for home runs in a season to 73 as he drives a 3-2 first inning knuckleball off Dodger Dennis Springer over the right field fence. The blast also secures two more major league records for the Giants' left fielder as he surpasses Babe Ruth (1920 - .847) with a .863 season slugging percentage and bests Mark McGwire (1998 - one HR every 7.27 AB) by homering in every 6.52 at-bats.

    2005 - In Game 3 of the ALDS played at Fenway Park, the White Sox complete the three-game sweep of the defending World Series champion by beating the Red Sox, 5-3. It is the first time since 1917 the Pale Hose have won a postseason series.

    2006 - Three years after enduring a 119-loss season, the wild card Tigers upset the much-favored Yankees to advance to the ALCS for the first time since 1987. After beating New York 8-3 to take the ALDS 3 games to 1, Detroit players start spraying champagne on fans at Comerica Park who have suffered through 12 consecutive losing seasons and a tough month of September before the team wins their first postseason series in 19 years.

    2006 - The Mets defeat Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium, 9-5, to complete a three-game sweep in the NLDS. Since beating the A's in the 1988 World Series the Dodgers have won only one postseason game in 13 attempts.

    2007 - George Steinbrenner makes it clear if the Yankees do not get past the first round of playoffs against the Indians, Joe Torre's job, the longest tenured manager under the Boss's ownership, will be in jeopardy. Trailing the ALDS 2-0, the team responds for their popular skipper with a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Tribe at the Stadium.

    2009 - On the last day of the season in the Bronx Bombers' 10-2 victory at Tampa Bay, the Yankees break a franchise record, thanks to Alex Rodriguez's three-run blast in the 10-run sixth inning, by hitting their 243rd homer of the season. In the same frame, A-Rod goes deep again, this time with the bases loaded, to extend the team's mark and sets a new American League record collecting seven RBI's in the same inning.

    2010 - With only 17 instances of a manager being tossed in the history of the postseason, two occurrences happen on the same day when the Rays' Joe Maddon and Twins' Ron Gardenhire are both ejected from different ALCS games. The Tampa Bay skipper gets the heave-ho in the fifth frame in a game against Texas for arguing a check swing with home plate umpire Jim Wolf, and the Minnesota pilot suffers the same fate with Hunter Wendelstedt for arguing balls and strikes in the seventh inning in the contest against the Yankees.

    2015 - The Milwaukee Brewers claimed Junior Guerra from the Chicago White Sox on waivers.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 7...

    1856 - Walker, Fleet
    1857 - Hengle, Moxie
    1859 - Rickley, Chris
    1867 - Kennedy, Brickyard
    1869 - Donnelly, Frank
    1881 - Durham, John

    1881 - Knoll, Punch
    1883 - Tuckey, Tom
    1883 - Burch, Al
    1885 - Ovitz, Ernie
    1885 - Liese, Fred
    1890 - Brenton, Lynn
    1891 - Batten, George
    1892 - Debus, Adam
    1895 - Fussell, Fred
    1898 - Giard, Joe
    1903 - Walker, Bill
    1904 - Klein, Chuck
    1912 - Patton, Bill
    1916 - Derry, Russ
    1918 - Baumholtz, Frank
    1918 - Hall, Irv
    1919 - Hughes, Tommy
    1921 - Sima, Al

    1921 - Fox, Charlie
    1921 - Adams, Red
    1922 - Hatton, Grady

    1928 - Presko, Joe
    1932 - Daley, Bud
    1934 - Drake, Sammy
    1939 - Ortega, Phil
    1939 - O'Donoghue, John
    1940 - Steevens, Morrie
    1943 - Cardenal, Jose
    1945 - Bates, Dick
    1952 - Caneira, John
    1953 - Replogle, Andy
    1956 - Law, Rudy
    1963 - Van Burkleo, Ty
    1964 - Bruske, Jim
    1964 - DeLucia, Rich
    1965 - Burgos, Enrique
    1968 - Henry, Butch
    1968 - Cuyler, Milt
    1970 - Unroe, Tim
    1975 - Brunette, Justin
    1983 - Rohlinger, Ryan
    1985 - Longoria, Evan
    1985 - Medlen, Kris
    1987 - Cobb, Alex
    1988 - Cunniff, Brandon
    1991 - Foltynewicz, Mike
    1991 - Sampson, Adrien
    1992 - Betts, Mookie

    Baseball Deaths on October 7...

    1900 - Phillips, Bill
    1918 - Troy, Bun
    1925 - Mathewson, Christy
    1948 - Imlay, Doc
    1956 - Stouch, Tom
    1958 - Brandom, Chick
    1964 - Armbruster, Charlie

    1971 - Barnhart, Les
    1974 - Fletcher, Frank
    1984 - Butler, Art
    1990 - Ripley, Walt
    1991 - Durocher, Leo
    1994 - Ferens, Stan
    1997 - Possehl, Lou
    2002 - Freels, Bob
    2008 - Del Canton, Bruce

    2008 - Kissell, George
    2017 - Landis, Jim




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Today In White Sox History - October 7th

October 7, 2005 - In Game 3 of the ALDS played at Fenway Park, the White Sox complete the three-game sweep of the defending World Series champion by beating the Red Sox, 5-3. In the bottom of the sixth with the bases loaded and no out in a 4-3 game, Orlando Hernandez came on in relief and retired the next three hitters on two infield popouts and a strikeout.  It is the first time since 1917 the Pale Hose have won a post-season series.

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    On October 8 in Baseball History...

    1904 - Jimmy Barrett becomes the first major leaguer to play 162 games in a season, 57 years before the schedule is expanded from 154 contests to 162. The Tigers outfielder accomplished the unusual feat because Detroit played in ten tie games during the season.

    1908 - In a make-up game necessitated by Fred Merkle's base running blunder on September 23, Three Finger Brown outduels Christy Mathewson, 4-2, as the Cubs win the National League pennant by one game over the Giants in one of the most dramatic pennant races of all time.

    1915 - The Phillies win their first-ever World Series game behind Grover Cleveland Alexander, 3-1. Red Sox rookie Babe Ruth grounds out as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of the opener and will sit out the rest of the Series.

    1919 - Ed Cicotte pitches Game Seven, and the White Sox play like they mean it. Joe Jackson and Happy Felsch drive in two runs each for a 4-1 win to cut the Reds' lead to four games to three in the best-of-nine Series.

    1922 - Behind Art Nehf’s complete game five-hitter, the Giants repeat as World Champions sweeping the Yankees in five games, including one tie. The comeback 5-3 victory is fueled by George Kelly’s RBI single during the three-run eighth inning at the Polo Grounds.

    1924 - Giants rookie third baseman Fred Lindstrom is 4-for-5 with two RBI against Walter Johnson, and New York hurler Jack Bentley (16-5) clouts a two-run homer and earns the 6-2 win. The Giants hold a 3-2 World Series edge heading back to Washington.

    1927 - Facing elimination at Yankee Stadium, the Pirates are tied with the Yankees 3-3 in the last of the ninth. Reliever Johnny Miljus strikes out Lou Gehrig and Bob Meusel with the bases loaded, but a two-strike wild pitch to Tony Lazzeri allows Earle Combs to score the winning run and capture the World Series.

    1929 - In front of 50,000 fans at Wrigley Field, surprise starter Howard Ehmke establishes a new World Series record striking out 13 Cubs en route to a 3-1 A's victory in Game 1 of the Fall Classic. The mark will last for 34 years until Dodger hurler Carl Erskine fans 14 Yankees in 1953.

    1930 - George Earnshaw finishes off the Cardinals 7-1 to win the World Series for the Athletics. He is clearly the pitching star of the World Series with two wins and a 0.72 ERA.

    1939 - In the top of the tenth, Yankee outfielder Joe DiMaggio scores all the way from first base when Reds' catcher Ernie Lombardi lays in a daze at home plate after being run over by 'King Kong' Charlie Keller. The Bronx Bombers score three runs thanks to ‘Lombardi's Swoon’ and will go on to win the game, 7-4, to complete the World Series sweep and become the first club to win four consecutive Fall Classics.

    1940 - With only one day's rest, Bobo Newsom comes back for the Tigers and nearly has enough to win Game Seven. Cincinnati's Paul Derringer gives up seven hits in the first six innings but sets the Tigers down in order in the final three frames for the 2-1 win, giving the Reds the Series.

    1940 - With the Reds' 2-1 victory over the Tigers in Game 7 of the Fall Classic, Bill McKechnie becomes the first manager to win a World Series with two different teams. The 'Deacon' also piloted the Pirates to a World Championship beating Washington in seven games in the 1925 Fall Classic.

    1945 - Stan Hack's double takes a tricky bounce over left fielder Hank Greenberg's shoulder with two outs in the 12th inning to score runner Bill Schuster and give the Chicago Cubs an 8-7 win in Game Six to even the World Series with Detroit.

    1948 - Facing only thirty batters, Indians' rookie hurler Gene Bearden five-hits the Braves for a 2-0 victory in front of 70,000 fans in Cleveland. The Tribe takes a 2-1 World Series game lead.

    1953 - Birmingham bans Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing in the city. After Robinson gives in and drops the white players from the team, city officials allow the team to play.

    1956 - Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the only perfect game in World Series history for a 2-0 triumph over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Sal Maglie, the opposing pitcher, gave up five hits.

    1958 - The Yankees win the World Series on Moose Skowron's three-run home run off Lew Burdette in the eighth inning of Game Seven that puts the game on ice, 6-2. Eddie Mathews strikes out for the 11th time, a record that will stand until l980 when it is broken by Willie Wilson of Kansas City. This is Casey Stengel's seventh championship, tying him with Joe McCarthy.

    1959 - The Los Angeles Dodgers win 9-3 to take the World Series over the White Sox. Larry Sherry wins in relief of Johnny Podres in Game Six.

    1961 - In Game 4 at Crosley Field, Whitey Ford blanks the Reds for five innings to extend his World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak to 32 breaking Red Sox hurler Babe Ruth's previous record of 29 2/3 innings. Hector Lopez and Clete Boyer provide the offense driving in two runs each in the Yankee 6-0 victory.

    1962 - In Game 4 of the World Series, Chuck Hiller's seventh inning grand slam off Marshall Bridges proves to be the difference in the Giants' 7-3 victory at Yankee Stadium. The infielder's bases-loaded homer, the first by a National Leaguer in the history of the Fall Classic, helps to even the series at two games apiece.

    1966 - The Orioles managed only three hits off Claude Osteen, but Paul Blair's fifth inning 430-foot home run proves to be the difference as Baltimore beats the Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series, 1-0. Wally Bunker throws a six-hitter to get the victory in the first Fall Classic game ever played in Baltimore.

    1972 - After being drilled by a pitch in Game 2 of the ALCS, Bert Campaneris, 3-for-3 on the day, hurls his bat at Tiger pitcher Lerrin LaGrow. Both players are ejected from the game, but the A's shortstop, although permitted to play in the World Series, will be suspended for the rest of this series and five games to start next seasons in addition to being fined $500.

    1973 - Rusty Staub's two home runs powered the New York Mets to a 9-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a 2-1 lead in the NLCS. Pete Rose of the Reds and Bud Harrelson of the Mets scuffled at second base in the fifth inning after Rose slid hard into the base.

    1977 - In Game 4 of the NLCS played at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, Dodger hurler Tommy John goes the distance and beats Steve Carlton and the Phillies, 4-1. The Los Angeles right-hander considers this pennant-clinching performance the best game he has ever pitched in the major leagues.

    1983 - In front of 64,494 fans at Veterans Stadium, the Phillies win the NLCS behind the pitching of Steve Carlton and the power of Gary Matthews’ three-run homer, 7-2. Philadelphia will take on the Orioles in the Fall Classic which will be dubbed as the I-95 World Series.

    1986 - Mike Scott equaled a playoff record with 14 strikeouts and threw a five-hitter as the Houston Astros defeated the New York Mets 1-0 in the first game of the NLCS. Glenn Davis opened the second inning with a home run off Dwight Gooden.

    1988 - Dodgers ace reliever Jay Howell is ejected in the eighth inning of Game Three of the NLCS for having pine tar on his glove and the Mets go on to score five times in the inning on the way to an 8-4 win. Howell will be suspended for three days by the NL.

    1989 - Oakland beats Toronto 4-3 in Game Five to advance to the World Series for the second straight year. Rickey Henderson, who hit .400 with eight stolen bases, is named Series MVP.

    1995 - Thanks to a two-run double off Jack McDowell by Edgar Martinez, the Mariners become only the fourth team in major league history to overcome a two-game deficit to win a five-game series when they dramatically come-from-behind to beat the Yankees in 11 innings, 6-5.

    1995 - In the Mariners' dramatic come-from-behind Game 5 extra-inning victory to beat the Yankees and win the ALDS, Ken Griffey Jr. ties a major league record when he hits his fifth home run in the postseason series, an eighth-inning round-tripper off David Cone. Reggie Jackson established the mark in 1977 going deep five times in the World Series against the Dodgers.

    2000 - At Shea Stadium, the Mets blank the Giants, 4-0, to win the NLDS in four games. Bobby Jones, who was sent to the minors earlier in the season to work on his mechanics, retires the side in order eight of the nine innings allowing only a fifth inning double to Jeff Kent. It is only the sixth complete-game one-hitter in postseason history.

    2002 - The Tigers select their former all-star shortstop Alan Trammell (1977-1996) to manage the faltering franchise. The Garden Grove, California native had been a coach with the Padres for the last three seasons.

    2006 - In the inaugural season in their new ballpark, the Cardinals beat the Padres 6-2 at Busch Stadium to take the NLDS playoff three games to one. The Redbirds advance to the championship series for the third consecutive season when Chris Carpenter gets the win earning his second victory in the best-of-five series.

    2007 - With a 6-4 victory at Yankee Stadium, the Indians advance to the ALCS for the first time since 1995. The Tribe's win ends the Bronx Bombers' season, and begins speculation of the impending firing of New York skipper Joe Torre, who was chastised in the press yesterday by owner George Steinbrenner for the team's first round woes.

    2007 - A 6-4 defeat to the Indians in Game 4 of the ALDS at the Stadium proves to be Joe Torre’s final game with the Yankees. The veteran skipper, who during his 12-year tenure with the Bronx Bombers saw the team win 1,173 games and make the postseason every year, will later reject a $5 million, one-year contract to return as manager, a deal many believe to be structured to oust the popular pilot without upsetting the fans.

    2008 - The Cubs exercise Rich Harden’s $7 million option for next year, the day after tests reveal the 26-year-old hurler has a sound pitching shoulder. The hard-throwing right-hander, obtained from the A's in a July deal, compiled a combined record of 10-2 posting a 2.07 ERA in 25 starts for his two teams.

    2009 - A ninth inning error by left fielder Matt Holliday with the bases empty and two-out leads to the Dodgers' stunning 3-2 walk-off victory, and gives LA a commanding 2-0 game advantage in the NLDS. After the crucial miscue on the sinking line drive, Cardinals' closer Ryan Franklin gives up RBI singles to Ronnie Belliard and pinch-hitter Mark Loretta to complete the improbable two-run comeback rally.

    2010 - Although the Astros finish ten games under .500, the team exercises the 2012 option on the contract of their manager Brad Mills and adds a club option for the following season. After a dismal 17-34 start and the loss of veterans Roy Oswalt to Philadelphia and Lance Berkman to New York, the first-year skipper pilots Houston to a 59-52 record after June 1.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 8...

    1849 - Donnelly, Pete
    1857 - Bergh, John
    1858 - Conway, Jim
    1862 - Manlove, Charlie
    1863 - Peoples, Jimmy
    1870 - Colcolough, Tom
    1884 - Lewis, Phil
    1885 - Lush, Johnny
    1886 - Pratt, Larry
    1887 - Bush, Donie
    1887 - Berran, Dennis
    1887 - Crandall, Doc
    1887 - Bodie, Ping
    1889 - Esmond, Jimmy
    1890 - Tappan, Walter
    1891 - Peffer, Monte
    1891 - Neff, Doug
    1892 - Baumgartner, Harry
    1895 - Wingo, Ed
    1896 - Murchison, Tim
    1902 - Schreiber, Paul
    1910 - Moses, Wally

    1913 - Rogers, Lee
    1916 - Cecil, Rex
    1916 - Callahan, Joe
    1917 - Murtaugh, Danny
    1917 - Toenes, Hal
    1918 - Gillespie, Bob
    1920 - Metkovich, Catfish
    1929 - Mabe, Bob
    1934 - Harrington, Mickey
    1942 - Landis, Bill
    1943 - Pepper, Don
    1944 - Kirkpatrick, Ed
    1946 - Gagliano, Ralph
    1946 - Splittorff, Paul
    1946 - Wegener, Mike
    1948 - Williams, Bernie
    1948 - Stelmaszek, Rick
    1949 - Cabell, Enos
    1955 - Reed, Jerry
    1956 - Lahti, Jeff
    1957 - Skube, Bob
    1957 - Chris, Mike
    1959 - Morgan, Mike
    1959 - Little, Bryan

    1959 - Hardy, Jack
    1965 - Kremers, Jimmy
    1966 - Gainer, Jay
    1967 - Bruett, J.T.
    1970 - Doster, David
    1970 - Saenz, Olmedo

    1971 - Ayrault, Joe
    1972 - Adams, Willie
    1975 - Thompson, Andy
    1978 - Reed, Keith
    1983 - Richardson, Antoan
    1985 - Eppley, Cody
    1986 - Chambers, Adron
    1986 - Davis, Erik
    1989 - Featherston, Taylor
    1990 - Erlin, Robbie

    Baseball Deaths on October 8...

    1905 - Sullivan, Bill
    1912 - Heitmuller, Heinie
    1913 - Cleveland, Elmer
    1934 - Snyder, Bill
    1936 - Ames, Red
    1948 - Orth, Al
    1952 - Adams, Joe
    1957 - Russell, Paul
    1962 - Head, Ralph
    1969 - Ramsdell, Willie
    1971 - Wall, Murray
    1973 - Haley, Ray
    1976 - Bottarini, John
    1978 - Gilliam, Jim
    1980 - Johnson, Lloyd
    1981 - Nagel, Bill
    1982 - Meehan, Bill
    1986 - Surkont, Max
    1988 - Fowler, Boob
    1991 - Hanyzewski, Ed
    2002 - Beeler, Jodie
    2004 - Sturm, Johnny
    2004 - Giuliani, Tony
    2005 - Larsen, Swede
    2006 - Murrell, Ivan
    2008 - McCrabb, Les
    2010 - Roberts. Dale
    2013 - Pafko, Andy
    2017 - Lock, Don


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    On October 9 in Baseball History...

    1894 - At Chicago's Lake Front Park, Quaker (Phillies) fly chaser Jack Manning hits three home runs in an 11-7 loss to the White Stockings. The Philadelphia outfielder is the first player in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

    1905 - At Philadelphia, Christy Mathewson of the Giants outpitches 26-game-winner Eddie Plank 3-0 in the first game of an all-shutout Series.

    1906 - In a snowy West Side Park, the first one-city World Series opens in Chicago. Nick Altrock outduels Three Finger Brown giving the White Sox a 2 -1 victory over the heavily favored Cubs.

    1907 - In Game 2 of the World Series played at Chicago’s West Side Grounds, Tigers third baseman Bill Coughlin tags out Jimmy Slagle, who is leading off the base, using the hidden ball trick. The Cubs center fielder is the first victim ever to be deceived about the location of the ball during the Fall Classic.

    1909 - Ty Cobb's steal of home is the highlight of the Tigers' 7-2 victory over the Pirates, that knots the World Series at one game apiece. The 'Georgia Peach' swipes home plate 54 times during his career, a major league record.

    1910 - Nap Lajoie, in a batting race with Ty Cobb, collected eight hits for Cleveland in a season-ending doubleheader with the Browns. The hits were somewhat tainted, however, as St. Louis third baseman Red Corriden played back as Lajoie bunted safely six times. Regardless, Cobb was awarded the batting title by a fraction of a point.

    1913 - n Game 3 of the World Series, rookie right-hander Joe Bush throws a complete game limiting the Giants to five hits in the A's 8-2 victory at the Polo Grounds. At the age 20 years and 316 days, 'Bullet Bob' is the youngest pitcher to start a game in the Fall Classic, 40 days sooner than Fernando Valenzuez (1981) and Jim Palmer (1966), who are tied for second on list.

    1915 - Woodrow Wilson becomes the first president to to watch a World Series game when he attends Game 2 of the Fall Classic played at the Barker Bowl in Philadelphia. Red Sox hurler Rube Foster limits the Phillies to just three hits en route to a 2-1 victory to even the series at one game apiece.

    1916 - Babe Ruth outpitched Sherry Smith of the Brooklyn Dodgers as the Boston Red Sox won the longest World Series game, 2-1 in 14 innings.

    1919 - With rumors spreading about a fix, the White Sox, after a very ineffective start by Lefty Williams, are defeated 10-5 at Comiskey Park and drop the World Series to the underdog Reds, 8 games to 3. Before next season begins eight Chicago players, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, will be accused of accepting bribes to purposely throw the games.

    1926 - Grover Alexander scatters eight hits in Game Six while the Cards tee off at Yankee Stadium for a 10-2 romp that sends the Series to a seventh game.

    1928 - At Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, the Yankees beat the Cardinals, 7-3, completing their second consecutive sweep of the World Series. The Bronx Bombers, who win their third World Championship in franchise history, live up to their name as they slugged five homers in the game, three by Babe Ruth, a feat which will not be matched until 1989 when Oakland does it against San Francisco.

    1934 - At Detroit's Navin Field, Commissioner Landis makes Joe Medwick leave Game 7 of the World Series for 'his own safety'. The Tiger fans are upset with his aggressive slide into third baseman Marv Owen, after hitting a triple in the sixth inning and the angry mob responds by hurling fruit at the outfielder during the Cardinals' 11-0 series-clinching victory.

    1938 - Sweeping the Cubs in four games, the Bronx Bombers become the first team in major league history to win three consecutive World Series. Red Ruffing goes the distance beating Chicago, 8-3, at Yankee Stadium.

    1944 - The Cardinals top the Browns, 3-1, and win the World Series in six games.

    1948 - Behind the solid pitching of Steve Gromek, the Indians win pivotal Game 4 of the Fall Classic edging the Braves, 2-1, to take a 3-1 series lead. Larry Doby's home run, the first by a black player in World Series history, proves to be the difference in the Tribe's victory.

    1949 - The Yankees pound the Dodgers 10-6 to win the World Series in five games. Pinch hitter and third baseman Bobby Brown is the hitting hero, batting .500 and driving in five runs.

    1951 - In Game 5 of the Fall Classic, Gil McDougal, joining Elmer Smith (1920) and Tony Lazzeri (1936), becomes the third player in World Series history to hit a grand slam. The 23-year old Yankees infielder is the first rookie to accomplish the feat.

    1956 - The Dodgers bounce back after Don Larsen's perfect game to tie the series in Game Six. Clem Labine comes out of the bullpen to pitch a 1-0 victory over the Yankees in 10 innings.

    1957 - With Warren Spahn stricken by the flu, Lew Burdette, pitching with two days rest, hurls his third complete game and second shutout to beat New York 5-0 to win the World Series.

    1958 - In Game 7, the Yankees beat the defending World champion Braves in Milwaukee's County Stadium, 6-2, for their eighteenth title, the club's seventh in the past decade. The Bronx Bombers become only the second team, the first being the 1925 Pirates, to come back from a 3–1 deficit to win a best-of-seven Fall Classic.

    1961 - With the help of a pair of five-run innings at Crosley Field, the Yankees win the World Series beating the Reds in Game 5, 13-5. Johnny Blanchard, a reserve player who will collect 10 hits in 29 at-bats in five Fall Classics, hits two home runs and bats .400 en route to the Bronx Bombers’ 19th World Championship.

    1966 - Dave McNally wraps up Baltimore's brilliant pitching display, and a World Championship, with a four-hit, 1-0 win. Frank Robinson's home run off Don Drysdale gives Baltimore a surprising sweep of the defending champion Dodgers. The 33 consecutive scoreless innings pitched by Baltimore sets a World Series record.

    1967 - Roger Maris homers for the Cardinals in the ninth inning, but Jim Lonborg's 3-1 win sends the World Series back to Boston.

    1969 - Just a few days after agreeing to be on the coaching staff of the Angels, Sparky Anderson accepts an offer to replace Dave Bristol as the manager of the Reds. During his nine-year tenure, in which Cincinnati will average 96 victories a season, the club will win five divisional titles‚ four National League pennants‚ and consecutive World Series in 1975 and 1976.

    1971 - The Orioles win the opener of the World Series over the Pirates 5-3. Dave McNally tosses a three-hitter and Merv Rettenmund adds a three-run homer.

    1976 - While on his way home from his party, Pirates reliever Bob Moose is killed on his birthday in an automobile accident in Martin's Ferry, Ohio. The 29-year old’s death occurs two days shy of the four-year mark of the date he threw the infamous wild pitch giving Cincinnati a walk-off victory in the fifth and deciding game of the NLCS.

    1977 - The New York Yankees rallied for three runs in the ninth inning to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 and take the American League pennant in the fifth game of the playoffs.

    1980 - In Game 2 of the ALCS with the Yankees trailing 3-2 with two outs in the top of the eighth inning, George Steinbrenner is caught on live national television jumping out of his seat and shouting what appears to be profanities when Willie Randolph is tagged out at home on a relay throw by George Brett. The Yankees' owner wants third base coach Mike Ferraro fired on the spot, but manager Dick Howser refuses and the skipper will lose his job when the team is swept in three games by the Royals, despite a first place finish in the American League East compiling a 103-59 record.

    1984 - The Tigers win the World Series opener as Jack Morris pitches a complete-game 3-2 victory over San Diego. Larry Herndon's two-run home run in the fifth provides the winning margin.

    1988 - The Oakland Athletics completed a four-game sweep in the ALCS by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-1. Jose Canseco tied an AL playoff record with his third home run of the series and Dennis Eckersley set a major league playoff mark with his fourth save.

    1989 - The Giants win their first NL pennant since 1962 by defeating the Cubs 3-2 in Game Five of the NLCS. Will Clark bats .650 in the series with eight RBI to win MVP honors.

    1989 - Televising the deciding Game 5 of the NLCS, a 3-2 Giants victory over the Cubs from Candlestick Park, NBC broadcasts its final edition of the Game of the Week. Next season, CBS’s sporadic and less frequent coverage of a regular season weekly game led many to believe the network was really only interested in airing the All-Star Game and postseason contests.

    1996 - With the Yankees trailing 4–3 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Derek Jeter ties the game with a deep fly ball to right field that is ruled a home run by umpire Rich Garcia despite the protest of outfielder Tony Tarasco and Orioles manager Davey Johnson, who claim there was spectator interference that prevented the ball from being caught. Video replay clearly shows 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier reaching over the fence and deflecting the catchable live ball into the stands forever changing the outcome of Game 1 of the ALCS, and many believe of the series.

    2005 - At Minute Maid Park, Chris Burke’s 18th inning homer ends the longest postseason game in baseball history as the Astros defeat the Braves, 7-6, to advance into the National League championship series. Atlanta’s five-run lead late in the game is erased with an eighth inning grand slam by Lance Berkman and a two-out ninth inning solo shot by Brad Ausmus, which barely clears Gold Glove center fielder Andruw Jones' outstretched hand.

    2010 - At Yankee Stadium, the Twins drop Game 3 of the ALCS, 6-2, giving New York a sweep of the series. Minnesota, the first team to make the playoffs, exits the postseason for the second straight year without winning a game in the first round.

    2014 - The Oakland Athletics released Adam Dunn.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 9...

    1854 - Rowe, Dave
    1864 - Woerlin, Joe
    1865 - Maul, Al
    1873 - Reidy, Bill
    1880 - Faust, Charlie
    1885 - Wilson, Pete
    1886 - Marquard, Rube
    1890 - Manning, Ernie
    1890 - Massey, Roy
    1890 - Helfrich, Ty
    1892 - Stone, Arnie
    1894 - Johnson, Jing
    1897 - Biemiller, Harry
    1898 - Sewell, Joe
    1900 - Spurgeon, Freddy
    1902 - Welsh, Jimmy
    1902 - Hogan, Kenny
    1903 - Tising, Jack
    1904 - Slade, Gordon
    1909 - Winford, Jim
    1912 - Haefner, Mickey
    1925 - Giordano, Tommy
    1939 - Hershberger, Mike

    1940 - Pepitone, Joe
    1941 - Long, Jeoff

    1944 - Patek, Freddie
    1946 - Qualls, Jim

    1947 - Moose, Bob
    1950 - Downing, Brian

    1951 - Bryant, Derek
    1954 - Lerch, Randy
    1955 - Taveras, Alex
    1959 - Krawczyk, Ray
    1963 - Fermin, Felix
    1967 - Tatum, Jim
    1969 - Jordan, Kevin
    1970 - Robertson, Mike

    1972 - Gibralter, Steve
    1973 - Pulsipher, Bill
    1974 - Duncan, Courtney
    1975 - Mota, Danny
    1977 - Roberts, Brian
    1979 - Soler, Alay
    1980 - McLemore, Mark
    1982 - Jaramillo, Jason
    1983 - Pridie, Jason
    1986 - Holland, Derek

    1986 - Phelps, David
    1986 - Roe, Chaz
    1987 - Burns, Cory
    1988 - Marte, Starling
    1989 - Melville, Tim
    1990 - Lamb, Jacob
    1991 - Brett, Ryan

    Baseball Deaths on October 9...

    1897 - Lockwood, Milo
    1900 - Wheeler, Harry
    1901 - Lane, Chappy
    1918 - Gaiser, Fred
    1920 - Vandagrift, Carl
    1924 - Daubert, Jake
    1924 - Caskin, Ed
    1929 - Kleinow, Red
    1930 - Cross, Lem
    1934 - Pettee, Pat
    1937 - Gastright, Hank
    1939 - Schaller, Biff

    1940 - Massey, Bill
    1944 - DeBerry, Joe
    1945 - Ganley, Bob
    1955 - Fox, Howie
    1955 - Jackson, Jim
    1957 - Henline, Butch

    1964 - Wingo, Al
    1969 - Lucas, Ray
    1969 - Hoak, Don
    1972 - Bancroft, Dave
    1976 - Christman, Mark
    1976 - Moose, Bob
    1985 - Yarnall, Rusty
    1986 - White, Jo-Jo
    1991 - Moss, Charlie
    1992 - Guerra, Mike
    1997 - Templeton, Chuck
    1999 - Dotterer, Dutch
    2017 - Hawes, Roy




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« Reply #4435 on: October 10, 2017, 12:24:55 am »

    On October 10 in Baseball History...

    1904 - Boston clinched the pennant on the last day of the season when Jack Chesbro of the New York Highlanders threw a wild pitch in the ninth to allow the winning run to score from third. The Red Sox won 3-2 in the doubleheader opener.

    1906 - Ed Reulbach's no-hit bid is broken by Jiggs Donahue's single in the seventh, but the Cubs beat the White Sox, 7-1. The next World Series one-hitter will come in 1945, by another Cub: Claude Passeau.

    1920 - Indians' Bill Wambsganss becomes the only player in World Series history to complete an unassisted triple play as he makes a leaping catch, steps on second base and then tags the runner arriving from first base.

    1920 - Outfielder Elmer Smith becomes the first player to hit a grand slam in World Series history as the Indians defeat the Dodgers and Burleigh Grimes, 8-1. In the same game, Jim Bagby becomes the first pitcher to hit a home run in World Series history.

    1923 - It's an all-New York World Series for the third straight year. A 4-4 tie is broken in the top of the ninth by the Giants. Casey Stengel's inside-the-park home run is the first World Series homer at Yankee Stadium. It is the first World Series to be broadcast on a nationwide radio network.

    1924 - With the score tied at 3-3 and one out in the bottom of the 12th in Game 7 of the World Series, Senators' backstop Muddy Ruel lifts a high catchable foul pop-up which Giant catcher Hank Gowdy misses when he stumbles over his own mask. Given a second chance, Ruel then doubles and eventually scores the winning run making the Senators World Champs.

    1926 - Grover Alexander, 39, saved Game 7 and the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals, fanning Tony Lazzeri with the bases loaded in the seventh inning and pitching 2 1/3 hitless innings.

    1931 - The Philadelphia Athletics rally for two runs and have two runners on base with two outs in the ninth when Cardinals reliever Bill Hallahan gets the final out for the 4-2 win in Game Seven. The A's are denied their third consecutive World Championship.

    1937 - Lefty Gomez knocks in the winning run in the 4-2 clincher in Game Five against the Giants. It is his record fifth World Series win without a loss. Another record comes when the Yankees complete the Series without an error.

    1945 - The Tigers score five runs in the first inning of Game Seven and rout the Cubs 9-3 behind Hal Newhouser, who strikes out 10 to win the World Series.

    1948 - The largest crowd ever to attend a World Series game, 86,288 fans jam into Cleveland's Municipal Stadium to witness a showdown between two future Hall of Famers. Braves' southpaw Warren Spahn beats Bob Feller and the Indians in Game 5 of the Fall Classic, 11-5.

    1951 - In Game 6 of the Fall Classic, the Yankees become World Champions for the 14th time in franchise history when they beat the Giants, 4-3. The Bronx Bombers' big blow is a three-run triple hit by Hank Bauer off Dave Koslo in the sixth inning.

    1956 - Johnny Kucks sets down Brooklyn, 9-0, as the Yankees win the World Series in seven games. Yogi Berra hits a pair of two-run home runs and Bill Skowron hits a grand slam. It's the seventh and final time Brooklyn and the Yankees meet in the Series. In the future, it will take a jet, not a subway, to get these two teams together.

    1957 - Starting Game 7 on just two days rest, Lew Burdette pitches the Braves to a World Championship as he blanks the Bronx Bombers at Yankee Stadium, 5-0. The 30-year old right-hander, named the Series MVP, tosses 24 consecutive scoreless innings and posts a 0.64 ERA in his three Fall classic victories.

    1957 - With a 5-0 victory over the defending World Champions in Game 7 at Yankee Stadium, Milwaukee wins its first World Series championship since the 'Miracle Braves' won the title in 1914 representing Boston. The Most Valuable Player of the Fall Classic is right-hander Lew Burdette, who hurled three complete game victories, including today's shut out.

    1962 - Tom Tresh belts an eighth-inning homer off Jack Sanford to give the Yankees a 5-3 comeback win over the Giants in Game 5 of the World Series played in soggy San Francisco. The rookie shortstop's dad, Mike Tresh, who hit only two home runs in his dozen big league seasons, prior to the at bat left his seat behind home plate and moved to the standing-room section in Candlestick Park hoping to bring his son good luck.

    1963 - The Mets announce the club has 'traded' coaches with the Giants bringing Wes Westrum to New York in exchanged for Cookie Lavagetto, who is recovering from a serious illness and asked to be moved nearer to his home in Oakland. Mets manager Casey Stengel met and became fond of his new coach during the recent All-star game, and will be replaced by him as the team's second skipper in franchise history when the 75-year old 'Old Professor' retires in 1965.

    1964 - In Game 3, Mickey Mantle hits a walk-off home run off reliever Barney Schultz giving the Yankees a dramatic 2-1 victory over St. Louis. The ninth-inning blast is the Mick’s 16th Fall Classic round-tripper, breaking the previous mark set by Babe Ruth.

    1964 - At Yankee Stadium, Mickey Mantle slams the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning out of the Bronx ballpark giving New York a dramatic 2-1 walk-off victory and two games to one advantage over the Cardinals in the Fall Classic. 'The Mick's' game-winning round-tripper off Barney Schultz makes him the fifth major leaguer to end a World Series game with a home run.

    1968 - Cardinal fireballer Bob Gibson sets the mark for total strikeouts (35) in a World Series, but loses the seventh and deciding game to Tigers, 4-1.

    1968 - In the fifth inning of Game 7 of the World Series, Dal Maxvill pops out to first base becoming the first major leaguer to go 0-for-22 in the Fall Classic. The Cardinal shortstop surpasses the single series infamous mark previously shared by Gil Hodges (1952 - Dodgers), Red Murray (1911 - Giants), Billy Sullivan (1906 -White Sox) and Jimmy Sheckard (1906 -Cubs).

    1968 - Bob Gibson goes the distance in his consecutive eighth consecutive World Series game, losing Game 7 to Detroit, 4-1. The only time the St. Louis Cardinal right-hander, who will compile a 1.89 postseason ERA, didn't finish a Fall Classic contest was in his first appearance in 1964 when he tossed eight innings against the Yankees.

    1970 - In the first game of the World Series, Boog Powell, Ellie Hendricks and Brooks Robinson homer to power the Orioles past the Reds, 4-3. Baltimore's offensive output overcomes an early Cincinnati 3-0 lead.

    1973 - In the fifth and deciding game, the Mets win the National League pennant beating Reds, 7-2. Tom Seaver bests Jack Billingham in the Shea Stadium showdown.

    1976 - The Royals gain their first postseason victory in franchise history when they beat the Yankees, 7-3, in Game 2 of the ALCS. Kansas City southpaw Paul Splittorff, pitching 5.2 innings in relief, is credited with the victory.

    1978 - Prior to the start of Game1 of the World Series, the Dodgers retire the uniform #19 of Jim Gilliam, their coach who died suddenly two days ago as the result of a massive brain hemorrhage. The 37 year-old former All-Star LA infielder will become the team's first player not inducted into the Hall of Fame to receive this honor.

    1978 - Davey Lopes collects two home runs and five RBI to lead the Dodgers to an 11-5 victory over the Yankees in the first game of the World Series.

    1979 - The Orioles score five runs in the first inning of the World Series, then hang on to defeat the Pirates 5-4.

    1980 - Kansas City's George Brett hit an upper deck three-run homer off relief ace Goose Gossage to give the Kansas City Royals a 4-2 victory and a three-game sweep of New York Yankees in the ALCS.

    1982 - The Brewers complete their comeback from a 2-0 ALCS deficit by edging the Angels 4-3, to earn their first-ever trip to the World Series. Angels outfielder Fred Lynn bats .611 for the series and is named MVP in a losing cause.

    1987 - Jeffrey Leonard homered for the fourth straight game as the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2, tying the NLCS at two games apiece.

    1990 - The Oakland Athletics swept the Boston Red Sox for the American League pennant and their third straight trip to the World Series with a 3-1 victory. MVP Dave Stewart won for the eighth straight time in head-to-head matchups with Roger Clemens, who was ejected in the second inning for arguing balls and strikes with umpire Terry Cooney.

    1993 - Frank Thomas is selected as the American League's Most Valuable Player. The first baseman batted .317 with 41 home runs and knocked in 128 runs for the division-winning White Sox.

    1996 - Gary Gaetti hits a grand slam off Greg Maddux to lead the Cardinals to an 8-3 win over the Braves and a tie of the NLCS.

    1999 - Scoring more than 19 NFL teams, the Red Sox establish a major league record for most runs and biggest margin of victory in a postseason game as they rout the Indians, 23-7 to tie the 5-game series at two games a piece.

    2000 - In a 2-0 Seattle victory, the Mariners (9) and Yankees (13) combined for 22 strikeouts to set an ALCS record in Game 1 of the series.

    2003 - With six hits in six consecutive at-bats, Kenny Lofton sets an NLCS record and ties the ALCS mark. Gary Matthews (Phillies-1983), Will Clark (Giants-1989), Steve Buechele (Pirates-1991) and Javy Lopez (Braves-1996) all held the previous NL distinction with five consecutive hits and Paul Molitor (Blue Jays-1993) established the major league standard, now shared with the Cub flychaser, with reaching safely six times in six consecutive at-bats.

    2003 - The Cubs take a 2-1 game advantage in the NLCS when they beat the Marlins in extra innings at Pro Player Stadium, 5-4. The eventual winning run scores in the top of the 11th when Doug Glanville triples off Florida's Brandon Looper to plate Kenny Lofton, who had singled after the first out was in the made in the frame.

    2005 - Although the Phillies (88-74) have had three straight winning seasons and missed a chance of being the wild card by one game this season, Ed Wade is fired as the team’s general manager. Philadelphia has not played in the postseason for 12 consecutive years, including the last eight seasons with Wade calling the shots.

    2005 - Rafael Palmeiro is spared perjury charges when a Congressional subcommittee decides to not prosecute him following its investigation. The former Orioles' first baseman/DH had piqued the legislators interest when he tested positive for steroids four months after pointing his finger at the committee during a Capitol Hill hearing, emphatically denying that he had used performance enhancing substances.

    2008 - Prior to the start of Game 2 of the NLDS, Phillies' manager Charlie Manuel is informed his mother had died earlier in the day at a Virginia hospital after a brief illness. The grieving skipper, one of ten of June's children, stays with the team and directs his club to an 8-5 victory against the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park.

    2009 - In Matt Holliday's first at-bat at home since his critical error allowed LA to stage an amazing comeback victory, the Cardinals' left fielder receives a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 47,296 at Busch Stadium. The former NLCS MVP award winner (Colorado -2007), who will become a free agent after the season, is touched by the fans' reaction and very appreciative of their support.

    2009 - The Dodgers advance to their second consecutive National League championship series beating St. Louis 5-1 to complete a three-game sweep of the Redbirds in the NLDS. Solid pitching by late-season pick-up Vicente Padilla and timely hitting by Andre Ethier, who had three extra-base hits, and Manny Ramirez, who broke out of slump with three hits and two RBIs, close out the series which will be best remembered for the team's dramatic Game 2 comeback when Matt Holliday's error on James Loney's ninth-inning two-out line drive leads to a stunning two-run walk-off rally.

    2010 - Behind the solid starting pitching of Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, the Phillies complete the franchise’s first playoff sweep when Hamels throws a complete-game, five-hit 2-0 NLDS victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Philadelphia will have an opportunity to become the first team to win three consecutive National League pennants since the war-time Cardinals raised flags from 1942 to 1944.

    2011 - Ranger left fielder Nelson Cruz hits the first walk-off grand slam in major league playoff history when his 11th inning round-tripper beats Detroit, 7-3 in Game Two of the ALCS. The victory in Arlington gives Texas a 2-0 advantage in the seven-game series.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 10...

    1854 - Tobin, Bill
    1864 - Sprague, Charlie
    1867 - Fuller, Shorty
    1868 - Gumbert, Ad
    1868 - Anderson, Dave
    1869 - Moran, Bill
    1877 - Deininger, Pep
    1878 - Hess, Otto
    1879 - Hillebrand, Homer
    1886 - Forman, Bill
    1887 - Fittery, Paul
    1887 - Killefer, Bill
    1888 - Shultz, Toots
    1892 - Durning, Rich
    1894 - Brown, Myrl
    1902 - Peel, Homer
    1904 - Thomas, Fay
    1905 - Berger, Wally
    1905 - Stone, John
    1914 - Chelini, Italo
    1914 - Fine, Tommy
    1915 - Eisenstat, Harry
    1916 - Baker, Floyd

    1918 - Pfund, Lee
    1921 - Riebe, Hank
    1922 - Kreitner, Mickey
    1923 - Rogovin, Saul

    1929 - Tiefenauer, Bobby
    1932 - Raether, Hal
    1937 - Sundin, Gordie
    1940 - Maxie, Larry
    1940 - Powell, Grover
    1946 - Tenace, Gene
    1947 - Metzger, Roger
    1949 - Lintz, Larry
    1949 - Sperring, Rob
    1950 - Enyart, Terry
    1959 - Weaver, Jim
    1959 - Straker, Les
    1959 - Gordon, Don
    1960 - Moore, Bill
    1966 - Cabrera, Francisco
    1972 - Martinez, Ramon
    1972 - Holtz, Mike
    1973 - Powell, Brian
    1974 - Hackman, Luther
    1975 - Polanco, Placido
    1976 - Burrell, Pat
    1979 - Ziegler, Brad
    1980 - Lowry, Noah
    1984 - Tulowitzki, Troy
    1985 - Cespedes, Yoenis
    1986 - McCutchen. Andrew
    1987 - Cardenas. Adrian
    1987 - Ramirez, Elvin
    1988 - Martinez, Fernando
    1989 - Familia, Jeurys
    1990 - Aro, Jonathan
    1990 - Miller, Shelby
    1990 - Wong, Kolten

    Baseball Deaths on October 10...

    1883 - Devlin, Jim
    1893 - Pike, Lip
    1903 - Valentine, John
    1911 - Parks, Bill
    1912 - Tobin, Bill
    1916 - McBride, Dick
    1918 - LeClaire, George
    1926 - Foreman, Brownie
    1935 - Streit, Oscar
    1943 - Vahrenhorst, Harry
    1944 - LeRoy, Louis
    1946 - Jones, Bill
    1946 - Clarkson, Walter
    1947 - Embrey, Slim
    1959 - Hearn, Bunny
    1960 - Hart, Hub
    1966 - Gharrity, Patsy
    1970 - Fried, Cy
    1970 - Leifield, Lefty
    1977 - Lyle, Jim
    1986 - Van Atta, Russ
    1990 - Moses, Wally

    1990 - Barnicle, George
    1995 - Gill, Ed
    1998 - Tappe, El
    1998 - Shofner, Strick
    2001 - Gerard, Dave
    2002 - Wood, Joe
    2003 - Klippstein, Johnny
    2004 - Caminiti, Ken
    2008 - Hudson, Sid
    2009 - Jansen, Larry
    2015 - Hanc0ck, Garry


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« Reply #4436 on: October 11, 2017, 12:27:19 am »

    On October 11 in Baseball History...

    1906 - Ed Walsh of the White Sox pitched a two-hitter over the Cubs for a 3-0 win and a 2-1 lead in the World Series.

    1909 - At Bennett Park, Honus Wagner becomes the first player to steal three bases in a World Series contest. The Pirates third baseman's thievery enables Pittsburgh to beat Detroit, 8-6, in Game 3 of the Fall Classic.

    1911 - Ty Cobb (Tigers -AL) and Frank Schulte (Cubs -NL) receive cars for being chosen the first-ever Most Valuable Player in their respective leagues. Known as the Chalmers Award, the new honor is sponsored by Chalmers Automotive, a Detroit based automobile company.

    1913 - Eddie Plank tossed a two-hitter against the New York Giants to give the Philadelphia Athletics a 3-1 victory and the World Series in five games.

    1915 - In front of the largest crowd to ever to see a World Series game, 42,300 fans watch the Red Sox beat the Phillies in Game 3 of the Fall Classic, 2-1. The contest, which is played at the National League home of the Braves to accommodate more Boston patrons, ends when Duffy Lewis singles with two outs to score Harry Hopper in the bottom of the ninth inning.

    1925 - Walter Johnson wins his third straight World Series contest over two years, 4-0. A three-run home run by Goose Goslin followed by a solo shot by Joe Harris gives the Senators a 4-0 win and 3-1 Series advantage over the Pirates.

    1943 - New York's Spud Chandler shut out the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 as the Yankees won the World Series in five games. Chandler gave up 10 hits and stranded 11 runners.

    1946 - The Yankees trade Joe Gordon to the Indians in exchange for right-hander Allie Reynolds. The future Hall of Fame second baseman will leave the Bronx after playing in precisely 1,000 games and collecting exactly 1,000 hits.

    1948 - In Game 6 of the Fall Classic, the Indians beat the Braves, 4-3 to win the World Series. Bob Lemon gets the win with Gene Bearden pitching the final one and two-thirds innings to earn the save.

    1964 - In Game 4 of the World Series, Ken Boyer's sixth inning grand slam off Yankee starter Al Downing gives the Cardinals a 4-3 victory over the Yankees. The St. Louis third baseman is the second National Leaguer to hit a postseason bases-loaded round-tripper.

    1965 - In Game 5, a 7-0 victory over the Twins at Dodger Stadium, Willie Davis becomes the second player to steal three bases in a World Series game. The L.A. center fielder joins Pirates shortstop Honus Wagner, who accomplished the feat on the same date 56 years ago against Detroit in Game 3 of the 1909 Fall Classic.

    1967 - Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith, and Rico Petrocelli, his second of the game, all go deep off Dick Hughes in the bottom of the fourth inning at Fenway Park, marking the first time three home runs have been hit in the same inning in a World Series game. Boston's eventual 8-4 victory over St. Louis knots the Fall Classic at three games apiece.

    1967 - Gil Hodges, with a year remaining on his contract to manage Washington, inks a three-year deal to become the Mets skipper. New York agrees to pay significant reparations to the Senators, and to send a player from the 40-man roster to Washington to get the fan-favorite former Dodger.

    1968 - The Giants name Clyde King as the team's new manager, replacing Herman Franks.  The San Francisco skipper will guide the club to 90 victories next season, but will be fired after blowing an 8-0 lead against the Padres in May, 1970.

    1969 - Don Buford's leadoff home run starts a 4-1 Baltimore win over the Mets to open the World Series. Mike Cuellar bests Tom Seaver in what will be New York's only postseason loss of the year.

    1971 - Brooks Robinson ties a World Series record by reaching base five straight times on three hits and two walks as Baltimore rolls over Pittsburgh, 11-3. The defending World Champion Orioles hold a 2-0 Series advantage.

    1972 - In the fifth and deciding game of the NLCS at Riverfront Stadium, George Foster scores the winning run from third base in the bottom of the ninth on a wild pitch thrown by Bob Moose giving the Reds a dramatic 4-3 walk-off victory over the Pirates. Earlier in the inning, Johnny Bench hit a home run off Dave Giusti to tie the score.

    1972 - Bobby Winkles, former head baseball coach at Arizona State, becomes the first major league skipper taken from the collegiate ranks since Hugo Bezdek managed the Pirates in 1917. The Angel coach, who compiled a 524-173 record en route to three national championships with ASU, replaces Del Rice, who was fired after one season with the fifth-place (75-80) Halos.

    1973 - Catfish Hunter throws a five-hitter as Oakland beats Baltimore 3-0 in Game Five to take the AL pennant.

    1975 - Boston's Luis Tiant shuts down the Big Red Machine and scores the first run as the Red Sox win the opening game of the 1975 World Series, 6-0.

    1975 - As the first host of Saturday Night Live, George Carlin compares baseball to football in the opening monologue of the ground-breaking show. The comedian jokes the national pastime a gentler game portraying the sport as one which is pastoral and played in a park as opposed to football in which the objective is to march downfield and penetrate enemy territory in a stadium.

    1977 - The Yankees beat the Dodgers in the opening game of the World Series in 12 innings, 4-3. Willie Randolph doubles and scores the winning run on a single by Paul Blair.

    1978 - The Dodgers take a 2-0 World Series lead as Ron Cey drives in all the Dodger runs and Reggie Jackson does the same for the Yankees. Bob Welch saves Burt Hooton's 4-3 win in dramatic fashion by striking out Jackson in the ninth inning.

    1979 - Manny Sanguillen's pinch-hit, two-out single in the ninth inning of Game Two breaks a tie as the Pirates win, 3-2, and even the World Series.

    1980 - In one of the most exciting and controversial games in playoff history, the Phillies tie the NLCS with a 10-inning 5-3 win over the Astros in Game Four. In the fourth inning, Houston is deprived of an apparent triple play when the umpires rule that pitcher Vern Ruhle traps Garry Maddox's soft line drive. In the sixth, Houston loses a run when Gary Woods leaves the base early on Luis Pujols' would-be sacrifice fly.

    1981 - Steve Rogers wins Game Five of the NL East Divisional playoff for Montreal over Philadelphia by twirling a six-hit shutout and knocking in two of his team's runs in a 3-0 victory.

    1985 - In Game 3 of the ALCS, the Royals beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, with George Brett contributing to the victory by going 4-for-4, hitting two homers, driving in three runs and scoring four times. The Kansas City third baseman, who will hit .348 with a .500 on base percentage during the seven game set with Toronto, will be selected as the series Most Valuable Player.

    1986 - Tom Gorman, a former National League umpire for 25 seasons and major league pitcher who appeared in four games with the Giants in 1939, suffers a fatal heart attack at his New Jersey home. The 67-year old arbitrator will be buried in his umpire's uniform holding a ball and strike indicator in his hand showing the count to be 3 and 2.

    1986 - Len Dykstra's two-run home run off Dave Smith with one out in the bottom of the ninth gives the Mets a 6-5 win over the Astros and a 2-1 lead in the NLCS.

    1992 - Dennis Eckersley, who saved 51 games for Oakland during the season, surrenders a two-run home run to Roberto Alomar that sends Game Four of the ALCS into extra innings. The Blue Jays go on to win 7-6 in 11 innings and take a 3-1 series edge.

    1992 - After participating in a game against the Dolphins in Miami, NFL Falcons' cornerback Deion Sanders flies to Pittsburgh hoping to become the first athlete to play in two professional leagues in the same day. The traveling outfielder, however, will not be in the lineup for the Braves' 7-1 loss in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium that evening.

    1996 - With the ALCS tied at 1-1 and the game tied at 2-2, Orioles third baseman Todd Zeile fakes a throw and the ball trickles away to allow the go-ahead run to score. Cecil Fielder follows with a home run and the Yankees win, 5-2.

    1997 - One of the most bizarre endings in ALCS history, the winning run scores on a botched squeeze play. With Marquis Grissom racing home from third base, Omar Vizquel bunts and misses and the ball trickles a few feet from the plate. Orioles catcher Lenny Webster thinks it's a foul ball and loafs after it as Grissom streaks home for a 2-1 Cleveland win. Baltimore starter Mike Mussina strikes out an LCS record 15 batters in seven innings in the difficult twilight at Jacobs Field, but has nothing to show for it.

    1999 - With both starters ineffective in the decisive Game 5 of the ALCS and the score tied at 8-8 in the fourth, an ailing Pedro Martinez enters the game and doesn't yield another hit to the Indians for the next six innings. Troy O'Leary collects a grand slam and a three-run home run, both following an intentional pass to Nomar Garciaparra, contributing to the Red Sox 12-8 clinching victory.

    2000 - The Yankees' eight hits in the 8th inning in Game 2 set an ALCS record and contribute to the Bronx Bombers' 7-1 victory over the Mariners. The Orioles (Game 1 - 1970), the Yankees (Game 2 - 1981) and the Blue Jays (Game 3 - 1985) had previously each had seven hits in one inning of a championship series.

    2002 - Former Yankee and Diamondback skipper Buck Showalter is hired by the Rangers to be the team's manager. The Cubs, Mets, Devil Rays and Brewers had also expressed an interest in the ESPN commentator.

    2003 - The Cubs [6] and Marlins [8] tie the NLCS homer record by hitting 14 dingers in the championship series. The mark was established by the Giants and Cardinals last year.

    2004 - After seven tries during their 43-year history, the Astros finally win a postseason playoff series when they eliminate the Braves in the deciding Game 5 of the NLDS, 12-3. It is the third consecutive year Atlanta has lost Game 5 of the division series at Turner Field.

    2005 - The Pirates hire former Dodger skipper Jim Tracy as the team’s manager to replace recently-fired Lloyd McClendon. It is the first time in nearly two decades Pittsburgh has looked outside the organization to select its field boss.

    2006 - On a rainy mid-week afternoon in Manhattan, Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor Tyler Stanger die as their four-seat plane crashes into an Upper East Side high-rise building. Manny Acta, the Mets third base coach, is not sure he will be able to go to his home after tonight's scheduled Game 1 of the NLCS at Shea Stadium due to damage to the Belaire Condominiums caused by the crash.

    2009 - In the final game game to be played by at the Metrodome, the Yankees advance to the ALCS by defeating the hometown Twins, 4-1. A costly eighth inning base-running blunder by Nick Punto ends Minnesota's hopes of a comeback over a very talented New York team, which includes Alex Rodriguez, who went 5 for 11 with two homers and six RBIs in the three-game division series sweep.

    2009 - Jonathan Papelbon, who had never given up a run in any of his previous 26 postseason innings, allows two inherited runners to score in the eighth, and yields another three runs in the ninth giving the Angels, who trailed 5-1 going into the sixth inning, a 7-6 victory over the Red Sox. The Halos' comeback victory at Fenway completes a three-game sweep of the ALDS over a team which historically had been their nemesis having been eliminated from the playoffs in their past four postseason encounters with Boston.

    2009 - Admitting to a blown call, which led to the decisive run in the Rockies' 6-5 Game 2 NLDS loss to the Phillies at a very chilly Coors Field, home plate umpire Jerry Meals, after watching a post-game replay, states the ball that glanced off Chase Utley's leg should have not been considered in play. To make matters worse on the same play which was foul to begin with, umpire Ron Kulpa rules the runner safe on a close call which appeared to have the Philadelphia infielder beat at first base.

    2010 - With their 3-2 victory over the Braves in Game 4 of the NLDS at Turner Field, San Francisco advances to the National League Championship Series to play Philadelphia. After the last out of the game, the Giants players come onto the field to salute the opposing manager, Bobby Cox, who is retiring after 29 years in the dugout.

    2012 - For the first time since the divisional playoffs began in 1995, all four series will go the distance to a Game 5 when both the Nationals and Orioles knot their respective series against the Cardinals and Yankees. Washington and Baltimore join the A's and Giants who also forced a decisive game with victories over the Tigers and Reds in yesterday's LDS games.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 11...

    1854 - White, Will
    1858 - Dickerson, Buttercup
    1859 - Burdick, Bill
    1866 - Husted, Bill
    1878 - Roth, Frank
    1882 - Washer, Buck
    1888 - Wertz, Del
    1889 - Stewart, Mark
    1894 - Fortune, Gary
    1899 - Dyer, Eddie
    1899 - Smith, Ernie

    1905 - Hunt, Joel
    1906 - Carey, Tom
    1912 - Osborne, Wayne
    1912 - Guerra, Mike
    1917 - Castino, Vince
    1918 - Chipman, Bob
    1926 - Ginsberg, Joe
    1929 - Kell, Skeeter
    1930 - Fischer, Bill
    1931 - Blaylock, Gary
    1938 - Roman, Bill
    1944 - Fiore, Mike
    1945 - Stinson, Bob
    1946 - Tatum, Jarvis
    1947 - James, Rick
    1947 - Williams, Charlie
    1949 - Jones, Bob
    1959 - Dodson, Pat
    1960 - Ford, Curt
    1965 - Johnson, Erik
    1965 - Hernandez, Orlando

    1966 - Olson, Gregg
    1969 - Luebbers, Larry
    1971 - Roa, Joe
    1973 - Young, Dmitri
    1974 - Sanchez, Jesus
    1974 - Duvall, Mike
    1976 - Sadler, Carl
    1977 - Wigginton, Ty
    1979 - Youman, Shane
    1982 - Larish, Jeff
    1984 - Ramirez, Max
    1988 - Goforth, David
    1989 - Mejia, Jenrry
    1991 - Urshela, Giovanny

    Baseball Deaths on October 11...

    1891 - Smalley, Will
    1916 - Luff, Henry
    1928 - Smith, Frank
    1934 - Burk, Sandy
    1935 - Pierce, George
    1935 - Smith, Chick
    1947 - Martel, Doc
    1951 - Becker, Bob
    1952 - Beecher, Roy
    1958 - Thomas, Ira
    1962 - Bell, Bill
    1964 - Gray, Stan
    1965 - Cole, Willis

    1966 - Smith, Red
    1972 - Taylor, Danny
    1979 - Bowman, Abe
    1989 - Phebus, Bill
    1991 - Kirby, Clay
    1993 - O'Neill, Emmett

    1993 - Walls, Lee
    1994 - Brooks, Bobby
    1994 - Cuellar, Charlie

    2006 - Pellagrini, Eddie
    2006 - Lidle, Cory
    2008 - Foster, Kevin
    2011 - Buker, Cy
    2011 - Martin, Paul
    2012 - Summers, Champ
    2015 - Chance, Dean



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« Reply #4437 on: October 12, 2017, 12:01:36 am »

    On October 12 in Baseball History...

    1907 - Three Finger Brown shuts down the Tigers, 2-0, to win the World Series. The Cubs steal four bases for a total of 18 in the five-game series (the Cubs won four games, the other ending in a tie).

    1913 - John McGraw hosts a reunion for Hugh Jennings and the old Orioles. After a night of heavy drinking, he blames his longtime friend, business partner, and teammate Wilbert Robinson for too many coaching mistakes in the recently concluded World Series. They exchange insults and McGraw fires him. They won't speak to each other for 17 years. Six days later Robbie will begin a legendary 18-year career as Brooklyn manager.

    1916 - In Game 5 of the World Series, Red Sox right-hander Ernie Shore three-hits the Robins at Braves Field, 4-1. With the victory, Boston (AL) captures its fourth World Championship in the 13-year history of the Fall Classic.

    1920 - Cleveland's Stan Coveleski won his third game in the World Series as the Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 3-0 and won the championship, five games to two.

    1923 - In front of the largest crowd in baseball history, 62,430 fans are on hand to see Casey Stengel hit his second home run of the World Series. The round-tripper proves to be the difference when Giants hurler Art Nerf outduels Yankees' starter Sam Jones in Game 3 of the Fall Classic, 1-0.

    1929 - Trailing 8-0 during the fourth game of the World Series, the Philadelphia A's erupt for 10 seven-inning runs off three Cub pitchers en route to a 10-8 victory. Chicago's Hack Wilson becomes one of the goats of the game when he loses two balls in the sun in center field.

    1948 - The Yankees surprise their fans and a skeptical press when they name Casey Stengel to replace Bucky Harris as the team's manager. In his previous stints as the skipper with the National League's Braves and Dodgers, the 'Old Professor' had never finished higher than fifth place.

    1954 - Although a group comes forward to keep the team in Philadelphia, the American League owners approve the sale of the A's to Arnold Johnson, a Chicago business man, who will shift the team to Kansas City next season. The last-minute deal to keep the franchise in the 'City of Brotherly Love' includes Charlie O. Finley, who will eventually buy the team after it goes to KC, moving it to Oakland in 1968.

    1963 - At the last game featuring major-leaguers to be played at the historic Polo Grounds, the Latin stars from the National League beat their AL peers, 5-2, in the first and only Hispanic Major League All-Star Game. The postseason exhibition, in which Twins first baseman Vic Power, a native of Puerto Rico, is honored as the number-one Latin American player during a pregame ceremony, includes future Hall of Famers Luis Aparicio, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Clemente, and Juan Marichal.

    1965 - After being cut from the baseball team during the first three years in high school, Larry Bowa is signed by Philadelphia as an amateur free agent. The persistent infielder, who made the C. K. McClatchy squad as a senior, will be given the Phillies' starting shortstop position in 1970 by Phillies' skipper Frank Lucchesi, who likes the 24 year-old's fiery personality.

    1967 - Boston's Impossible Dream comes to an end when Cardinals' ace Bob Gibson throws a three-hitter, his third complete game in the Fall Classic, beating the Red Sox, 7-2. The team's slogan for the season, based on the hit song from the musical "Man of La Mancha," became popular as the ninth-place team from last year won the AL flag on the last day of the campaign in a pennant race involving four teams and came up one game short from being the World Champions.

    1967 - Lou Brock becomes the third player in major league history to accomplish a trio of thefts in a World Series contest. The three stolen bases during the Cardinals' 7-2 victory over Boston in Game 7 gives the speedy St. Louis left fielder a total of seven for the series, establishing a new Fall Classic mark.

    1969 - Al Weis's timely ninth-inning hit combined with the two-hitter tossed by Jerry Koosman and Ron Taylor enable the Mets to even the Fall Classic with the Orioles at one game apiece. New York will win the next three games, all played at Shea Stadium, to finish their amazing season with a World Championship.

    1972 - After clinching the pennant with a 2-1 victory in Game 5 of the ALCS, Blue Moon Odom and Vida Blue give new meaning to the term the Swingin' A's when the starting pitcher and the game's closer begin to brawl in the clubhouse. Odom, who left after five innings having allowed a run on two hits, takes exception to the universal choke sign made by Vida Blue, when the reliever used the gesture to answer his own question, "How come you starters can't finish what you begin".

    1972 - In Game 5 of the ALCS, the A's clinch their first American League pennant since 1931 by beating Detroit at Tiger Stadium, 2-1. Oakland's Blue Moon Odom goes the first five innings, giving up one run on two hits, and the ill starter is then replaced by Vida Blue, who shuts down the opponents the rest of the way for a four-inning save.

    1974 - Oakland slugging star Reggie Jackson connects for a homer off Andy Messersmith, and pitcher Ken Holtzman scores the second run in the fifth inning on a suicide squeeze. The A's win the World Series opener 3-2 as the Dodgers strand 12 baserunners.

    1975 - Down 2-1 in the ninth inning, the Reds rally to beat the Red Sox in Game Two of the World Series 3-2.

    1976 - The Reds score seven times in the final three innings to secure a 7-6 win and complete a sweep of the Phillies in the NLCS.

    1977 - The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Yankees 6-1 to even the World Series after two games. Catfish Hunter, who had not pitched in over a month, started the game for the Yankees. Ron Cey, Steve Yeager and Reggie Smith all homered and knocked out Hunter in the third inning.

    1979 - Kiko Garcia drives in four runs to lead the Orioles to an 8-4 triumph over Pittsburgh in Game Three of the World Series.

    1980 - The Phillies capture their first NL title since 1950 with a 10-inning, 8-7 win over the Astros in the fifth and final game of the NLCS. Each of the last four games was decided in extra innings.

    1982 - In Game 1, Brewers' leadoff batter Paul Molitor becomes the first player to collect five hits in a World Series game. The third baseman's 5-for-6 Fall Classic performance helps Milwaukee rout the Cardinals, 10-0, the biggest shutout margin since Yankees blanked the Bucs 12-0 in 1960.

    1983 - At Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, the Orioles even the series at a game apiece as they defeat the Phillies, 4-1. In a battle between rookie pitchers, Mike Boddicker throws a three-hitter besting Charles Hudson as John Lowenstein paces the Birds' offense with three hits, including a fifth inning home run.

    1984 - San Diego pitchers tie a World Series record by issuing 11 walks in a 5-2 loss to the Tigers in Game Three. Detroit takes a 2-1 Series lead.

    1985 - In Game Four of the ALCS, Al Oliver's two-run pinch double in the ninth inning gives Toronto a 3-1 win over Kansas City and a 3-1 lead in the series. Until this year's best-of-seven format was adopted, the three wins would have sent the Blue Jays to the World Series. The Royals will take advantage of the format change.

    1986 - The Angels are one strike away from the World Series, when Dave Henderson, who had earlier watched Bobby Grich's fly ball bounce over the center field fence off the heel of his glove giving California the lead, hits a two-run homer off of Donnie Moore to put the Red Sox ahead, 6-5. California will tie the game in the bottom of the frame, but Boston will prevail scoring the deciding run in the 11th inning on a Henderson sac fly.

    1987 - Minnesota beats Detroit 9-5 in Game Five of the ALCS to wrap up its first AL championship since 1965. Twins third baseman Gary Gaetti is named MVP.

    1988 - NLCS MVP Orel Hershiser shuts out the Mets to win Game Seven. The 6-0 win puts the Dodgers into the World Series for the first time since 1981.

    1990 - Danny Jackson, Norm Charlton, and Randy Myers combine on a one-hitter as Cincinnati beats the Pirates 2-1 to win the NLCS in six games.

    1991 - The Blue Jays chase Twins starter Kevin Tapani for the second time in the ALCS, but Minnesota's bullpen and bats lead to six unanswered runs in Game Five as the Twins win their third pennant.

    1993 - The Toronto Blue Jays, behind the strong pitching of Dave Stewart, beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 to win the American League pennant in six games.

    1997 - Marlins rookie Livan Hernandez matches Mike Mussina's one-day old LCS record with 15 strikeouts in a three-hit, 2-1 win in Game Five of the NLCS. Hernandez, who would not have started if not for an injury to Alex Fernandez, wins his second game of the series and will earn MVP honors.

    2001 - Tom Kelly retires as the Twins' skipper. During his 15-season tenure, the longest among current managers, he won two World Series titles and compiled a record of 1140-1244 for the small market team

    2003 - Thirty-five years after creating a controversy with his rendition of the song, Jose Feliciano sings the Star-Spangled Banner at the Marlins' NLCS game against the Cubs at Pro Player Stadium. The singer's nontraditional gospelized version of the national anthem sung before the start of Game 5 of the 1968 World Series at Tiger Stadium caused such a flap that some radio stations stopped playing his records on the air.

    2003 - With his team having lost three consecutive playoff games and on the brink of elimination in the NLCS, Marlins starter Josh Becket sends the series back to Chicago when he strikes out 11 Chicago batters and gives up just two hits en route to tossing a 4-0 shutout at Pro Player Stadium. Florida will complete their stunning comeback by winning the final two games at Wrigley Field, including the infamous Game 6 that will make Steve Bartman an instant villain in the Windy City.

    2005 - The White Sox' 2-1 victory, that ties the ALCS at one-game apiece with the Angels, will be best remembered for Doug Eddings's controversial call which appears to signal the third out of ninth inning has been made, but A.J. Pierzynski takes first base as the home plate ump belatedly rules the catcher had trapped the swinging strike. The ‘Pale Hose’ will take advantage of the incident when pinch runner Pablo Ozuna steals second and scores the winning run on Joe Crede’s double.

    2007 - In a move commended by environmentalists, the Devil Rays, which had decided to phase out all free parking, will still extend its offer to all vehicles transporting four or more passengers. The decision exemplifies Tampa Bay's continued approach to the greening of Tropicana Field and its team operations.

    2009 - The Phillies rally for three runs in the top of the ninth beating the Rockies 5-4 in Game 4 of the division series to advance to the NLCS. For the second consecutive night at Coors Field, Huston Street, Colorado's very reliable closer, gives up runs in the final frame and takes the loss.

    2009 - The Cubs file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Wilmington, Delaware. The anticipated short-term move will allow the club's owner, the Tribune Company, to sell the team in an $845 million deal to the family of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.’s founder, Joe Ricketts.

    2010 - Behind the complete-game effort by Cliff Lee, the Rangers beat Tampa Bay, 5-1, in the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS at Tropicana Field for the team's first playoff series victory in franchise history, the last major league club to accomplish the task. Texas, who will take on the Yankees for the AL flag, lost their three previous playoff appearances with first-round losses to the Bronx Bombers in 1996 and 1998-99.

    2012 - The Nationals, twice within a strike of reaching the NLCS, suffer the worst collapse ever in a winner-take-all baseball postseason game when they are stunned by the visiting Cardinals. After his team takes a 6-0 advantage in the third inning and clings to a two-run lead with two outs in the ninth, Washington's closer Drew Storen gives up four runs in the final frame resulting in the eventual devastating 9-5 loss at Nationals Park.

    2013 - For the first time in baseball history, two playoff games on the same day end with the score of 1-0. In Game One of the ALCS, the Tigers blank Boston at Fenway Park with the contest’s lone run scoring on Jhonny Peralta’s sac fly in the sixth, and Jon Jay's fifth inning sacrifice fly at Busch Stadium provides the only run the Cardinals will need to take a 2-0 game advantage to Los Angeles in the NLCS.

    2013 - Anibal Sanchez becomes the second person in postseason history to strike out four batters in an inning when he whiffs Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino (who gets on base on a passed ball), David Ortiz and Mike Napoli in the first frame of the Detroit's 1-0 ALCS victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 29 year-old right-hander, who matches Cubs right-hander Orval Overall’s total in Game 5 of the 1908 Fall Classic, is also first the Tiger hurler to accomplished the feat in franchise history, including the regular season.

    2015 - The Cubs homer six times en route to an 8-6 victory over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field in the Game 3 of the NLDS. Chicago’s sextet of round-trippers, that included long balls from Kris Bryant, Starlin Castro, Dexter Fowler, Anthony Rizzo, Kyle Schwarber, and Jorge Soler, marks first time in postseason history that one team has recorded that many home runs in one game.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 12...

    1848 - Field, Sam
    1854 - Morton, Charlie
    1855 - Carbine, John
    1856 - Smith, Pop
    1857 - Collins, Chub
    1860 - Ringo, Frank
    1869 - Kittridge, Malachi
    1869 - Householder, Ed
    1874 - Burke, Jimmy
    1882 - Howard, Ivan
    1883 - French, Charlie
    1884 - Rooney, Frank
    1888 - Fiske, Max
    1888 - Swanson, Bill
    1889 - Cotter, Dick
    1890 - Jenkins, Joe
    1890 - Davis, Dixie
    1892 - Mills, Rupert
    1893 - Ritter, Hank
    1894 - Merritt, John
    1899 - Kuhn, Bub
    1901 - Brame, Erv
    1902 - Bolen, Stew
    1903 - Holland, Dutch
    1903 - Crouch, Jack
    1905 - Ferrell, Rick
    1906 - Cronin, Joe
    1907 - Smith, Al
    1907 - Weintraub, Phil
    1910 - Signer, Walter
    1911 - Bullock, Red
    1912 - Unser, Al
    1912 - Moriarty, Ed
    1915 - Novikoff, Lou
    1916 - Gentile, Sam
    1917 - Murray, Ray
    1926 - Kennedy, John
    1927 - Daugherty, Doc
    1930 - Trimble, Joe
    1935 - Osborne, Bobo
    1936 - Kubek, Tony
    1940 - Beckert, Glenn
    1945 - Hill, Herman
    1954 - Kubski, Gil
    1954 - Iorg, Garth
    1955 - Lewis, Jim
    1956 - Shirley, Steve
    1962 - Fernandez, Sid
    1964 - Polonia, Luis
    1966 - Pedre, Jorge
    1969 - White, Derrick
    1969 - Valentin, Jose
    1970 - Sturtze, Tanyon

    1971 - Fiore, Tony
    1978 - Brea, Leslie
    1982 - Janish, Paul
    1982 - McGehee, Casey
    1983 - Reimold, Nolan
    1986 - Bell, Trevor
    1988 - Ortega, Jose
    1988 - Tepesch, Nick
    1989 - Pena, Francisco
    1991 - Riddle, J.T.
    1992 - Gustave, Jandel
    1993 - Marte, Ketel
    1993 - Romano, Sal

    Baseball Deaths on October 12...

    1892 - Burch, Ernie
    1907 - Gibson, Whitey
    1910 - Mundinger, George
    1915 - Myers, Bert
    1917 - Clay, Bill
    1918 - Glenn, Harry
    1918 - Burr, Alex
    1932 - Spurney, Ed
    1935 - Treadaway, Ray
    1945 - Oxley, Henry
    1951 - Griffin, Pug
    1951 - Essick, Bill
    1951 - Vinson, Rube
    1954 - Holke, Walter
    1962 - Geyer, Rube
    1963 - Goodwin, Clyde
    1965 - Davis, Curt
    1973 - Mattox, Jim
    1983 - Engle, Charlie
    1986 - Cash, Norm

    1987 - Henry, Snake
    1989 - Foy, Joe
    2005 - Naymick, Mike
    2006 - Callison, Johnny

    2008 - Jimenez, Juan
    2012 - Kremmel, Jim



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« Reply #4438 on: October 13, 2017, 12:35:56 am »

    On October 13 in Baseball History...

    1862 - In a game against the Unions of Morrisania, Jim Creighton of the Excelsiors hits a sixth-inning home run after doubling in each of first four times to the plate. When he crosses home, the 21-year old superstar complains of having broken his belt, that turns out to be a suspected fatal ruptured inguinal hernia caused by the torque created by his all upper-body hard swing with the bat.

    1903 - In Game 8 of the series, the Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox) defeat the Pirates, 3-0, to take baseball's first ever world championship, 5 games to 3. In the 95-minute contest, Bill Dinneen gets the win over Pittsburgh's Deacon Phillippe in front of a Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds crowd of 7,455 fans.

    1914 - Boston becomes the first team to complete a four-game World Series sweep as the Miracle Braves beat the American League's heavily favored A's behind the solid pitching of Dick Ruldolf, who bests Philadelphia, 3-1. The Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, won the National League pennant by ten and a half games.

    1915 - The Phillies get four runs early off Red Sox hurler Rube Foster in Game Five. The Red Sox break a tie in the ninth inning for the third time in the World Series, as reliever Eppa Rixey gives up Harry Hooper's second home run of the game and Boston wins 5-4 to take the Series in five.

    1921 - In the first all New York World Series, the Giants beat the Yankees at the Polo Grounds (home for both NY teams), 1-0, to win the Fall Classic in eight games. Art Nerf, the loser in Games 2 and 5, throws a complete-game four-hitter to get the victory with the lone run of the game being scored in the top of the first inning on an error.

    1960 - At Forbes Field, Bill Mazeroski's dramatic walk-off home run off Yankee hurler Ralph Terry breaks up a 9-9 tie ending one of the most exciting seven game World Series ever played. Maz's round-tripper remains the only home run ever to a win a World Series Game 7.

    1970 - The Orioles win their third straight over the Reds, 9-3, with winning pitcher Dave McNally slugging a grand slam. Frank Robinson and Don Buford also contribute homers and third baseman Brooks Robinson continues his excellence with the glove as he makes two spectacular grabs in the field.

    1971 - In the first World Series night game ever played, the Pirates defeat the Orioles at Three Rivers Stadium, 4-3. Roberto Clemente's three hits contribute to the Bucs overcoming the Birds' three-run first inning.

    1972 - The day after Oakland wins the ALCS, Bowie Kuhn announces that A's shortstop Burt Campaneris, who had been suspended for the rest of the division playoff for throwing his bat at Tiger hurler Lerrin LaGrow in Game 2, will be allowed to participate in the World Series. The commissioner cites the precedent of New York shortstop Frank Crosetti, who had been suspended for 30 days because of an ugly incident with an umpire late in the season, being permitted to play in the 1942 Fall Classic by AL president Will Harridge, who decided to carry the penalty into next season rather than diminish his circuit's chances of winning a World Championship.

    1973 - The Mets hold the A's to four hits in the World Series opener, but three of those hits come in the two-run third inning as the A's win 2-1.

    1974 - Los Angeles, behind Don Sutton, evens the Series with a 3-2 win. The Dodgers score in the second off Vida Blue, and a two-run home run by Joe Ferguson in the sixth provides the winning margin.

    1974 - Herb Washington, representing the tying run in the top of the ninth is picked off first base by Dodger closer Mike Marshall for the second out of Game 2, the only contest the A's will lose in the Fall Classic. The world-class sprinter, who will never have a plate appearance in his brief 105-game career, was selected by Oakland owner Charlie Finley to become the team's "designated runner,” a position that doesn't exist with any other major league club.

    1978 - New York third baseman Graig Nettles put on a fielding clinic and prevented seven runs as the Yankees beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in the third game of the World Series. Nettles made four spectacular stops and gave the Yankees the first victory of the series.

    1979 - Baltimore scores six runs in the eighth inning en route to a 9-6 win, taking a 3-1 Series advantage over the Pirates. Pinch-hit doubles by John Lowenstein and Terry Crowley drive in four runs.

    1984 - A pair of two-run home runs by Alan Trammell provide all Detroit's scoring as Jack Morris beats the Padres 4-2 in Game Four. The Tigers are now just one win away from the title.

    1985 - The Cardinals rout the Dodgers, 12-2, to even the NLCS. The Cards, however, lose rookie sensation Vince Coleman to one of the more bizarre injuries in major-league history. Coleman is stretching before the game when his left leg becomes caught in Busch Stadium's automated tarpaulin as it unrolls across the infield, trapping him for about 30 seconds. He does not play again in 1985.

    1989 - In a nationwide polling of sportswriters and broadcasters, Orioles' skipper Frank Robinson is named the Associated Press Manager of the Year, easily outdistancing the runner-up, Don Zimmer of the Cubs. The Hall of Famer guided a young group of players in one of the greatest comeback seasons in history of the game, finishing the campaign 32.5 games better than the club's last-place finish the previous year.

    1993 - At Veterans Stadium, the Phillies win the National League pennant by beating the Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS, 6-3. With Tommy Greene out-dueling Greg Maddux and the timely hitting of Darren Daulton, Dave Hollins and Mickey Morandini, Philadelphia wins its third consecutive game to dethrone the defending champs.

    1995 - Jay Buhner, whose error in right field allowed the Indians to tie the game, hits his second home run of the game in the top of the eleventh inning to lead the Mariners to a 5-2 victory in Game Three of the ALCS. Norm Charlton hurls three hitless innings in relief to give the Mariners a 2-1 series lead.

    1996 - Powered by a three-homer third inning and eight strong innings from Andy Pettitte, New York won its 34th American League pennant with a 6-4 victory over Baltimore. The Yankees took the ALCS 4-1 and went to the World Series for the first time since 1981.

    1998 - The New York Yankees advanced to the World Series for a record 35th time after beating the Cleveland Indians 9-5 to win the AL championship series in six games.

    2000 - Extending his streak to 33.1 innings, Mariano Rivera breaks the 38-year-old record of Whitey Ford for consecutive scoreless frames in postseason play when the Yankees defeat the Mariners, 8-2 in Game 3 of the ALCS. The Yankees' Hall of Fame lefty had established the record from 1960 to 1962 with 33 innings as a World Series starter.

    2001 - Being down 2-0 in the best-of-five series, the Yankees stave off elimination beating the A's and Barry Zito, 1-0, thanks to the shutout pitching by Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada's fifth-inning home run. Shortstop Derek Jeter backing up an errant relay throw down the first base line and flipping it home to cut down Jeremy Giambi as the potential tying run will be remembered as one of the best defensive plays in postseason history.

    2003 - A tearful 72-year-old Don Zimmer apologizes for his part in yesterday's brawl during Game 3 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Red Sox. During the fourth-inning matinee melee at Fenway, the Yankees' assistant to the manager is thrown to the ground by Pedro Martinez, after charging the right-hander.

    2006 - Mark Kiger becomes the first player in history to make his big league debut during the postseason. The second baseman enters Game 3 as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the eighth inning for D'Angelo Jimenez, who has been filling in for the injured starter Mark Ellis.

    2007 - Four days after manager Charlie Manuel gets his contract extended, the Phillies re-signed their entire coaching staff for next season. After ending a 14-year postseason drought, the reigning National League East Champs ask Jimy Williams (bench coach), Rich Dubee (pitching coach), Milt Thompson (hitting coach), Davey Lopes (first-base coach), Steve Smith (third-base coach), Ramon Henderson (bullpen coach), and Mick Billmeyer (catching instructor) to return to Philadelphia in 2008.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 13...

    1849 - Stires, Gat
    1858 - Lewis, Fred
    1876 - Donovan, Bill
    1876 - Waddell, Rube
    1877 - Patterson, Ham

    1883 - Blair, Walter
    1885 - Hanley, Jim
    1888 - Onslow, Jack
    1889 - Smykal, Frank
    1891 - McMullin, Fred

    1892 - Burkam, Chris
    1892 - Piez, Sandy
    1893 - Spalding, Dick
    1894 - Risberg, Swede

    1894 - Dillhoefer, Pickles
    1894 - Allen, Bob
    1895 - Roberts, Jim
    1895 - Paschal, Ben
    1896 - See, Charlie
    1896 - Davidson, Claude
    1896 - Gazella, Mike
    1897 - Bigelow, Elliot
    1900 - Odom, Heinie
    1901 - Hensiek, Phil
    1904 - Carter, Howie
    1913 - Rescigno, Xavier
    1914 - Hayes, Frankie
    1916 - Hathaway, Ray
    1924 - Silvera, Charlie
    1926 - Yost, Eddie
    1931 - Mathews, Eddie
    1932 - Barone, Dick
    1937 - Clinton, Lou
    1938 - Moeller, Ron
    1941 - Price, Jim
    1942 - Bailey, Bob
    1943 - Robertson, Jerry
    1946 - Strohmayer, John
    1948 - Moffitt, Randy
    1950 - Pole, Dick
    1951 - LaCorte, Frank
    1954 - Frazier, George
    1956 - Beene, Andy
    1961 - Capel, Mike
    1963 - Hickerson, Bryan
    1964 - Gwynn, Chris
    1967 - Fariss, Monty
    1967 - Hoffman, Trevor
    1967 - Cooper, Scott
    1968 - Valera, Julio
    1969 - Miller, Damian
    1969 - Crabtree, Tim
    1970 - Steenstra, Kennie
    1981 - Buchholz, Taylor
    1983 - Seddon, Chris
    1984 - Lerud, Steve
    1984 - Penn, Hayden
    1988 - Mitchell, Jared

    Baseball Deaths on October 13...

    1913 - Heydon, Mike

    1916 - Miller, Cyclone
    1941 - Proeser, George
    1955 - Lear, Fred
    1956 - Dumont, George
    1959 - Wills, Dave
    1962 - Hetling, Gus
    1964 - Moore, Scrappy
    1969 - Huston, Harry
    1970 - Mitchell, Fred
    1973 - Wilson, Icehouse
    1974 - Rice, Sam
    1975 - Risberg, Swede

    1977 - Bratcher, Joe
    1978 - Jeffcoat, George
    1981 - Knott, Jack

    1984 - Carroll, Dixie
    1984 - Kelly, George
    1984 - Carroll, Ed
    1990 - Donoso, Lino
    1999 - Aulds, Leslie
    2004 - Blyzka, Mike
    2011 - Scherger, George




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« Reply #4439 on: October 14, 2017, 12:10:16 am »

    On October 14 in Baseball History...

    1905 - Christy Mathewson blanked the Philadelphia Athletics 2-0 to give the New York Giants the World Series in five games. All were shutouts, with Mathewson getting three, Joe McGinnity one, and Chief Bender of Philadelphia one.

    1906 - The White Sox, known as baseball's 'hitless wonders' complete their unbelievable World Series upset of their powerful crosstown rivals beating the Cubs, 8-3 at South Side Park. The Cubs had won a record 116 regular season games. The White Sox jump on Three Finger Brown for seven runs in the first two innings and coast behind Doc White to a Series-ending victory. The losers share of $439.50 for the Cubs is the lowest ever.

    1908 - In front of the smallest crowd in World Series history, Chicago, behind the strong pitching of Orval Overall, beat the Tigers in just 85 minutes to capture the Fall Classic. The 6,210 fans, witnessing the fifth and final World Series game at Detroit's Bennett Park, have no idea it will be the last time the Cubs will win a World Championship in the next 100+ years.

    1909 - George Mullin outlasts three Pirates pitchers for a 5-4 win that sends the World Series to a seventh game in Detroit. This is the first World Series to go the limit.

    1929 - The Philadelphia A's rallied for three runs in the ninth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 and take the World Series in five games. Mule Haas' two-run homer tied the game and Bing Miller's RBI double won the game.

    1952 - The Reds obtain outfielder Gus Bell from the Pirates in exchange for Cal Abrams, Gail Henley and Joe Rossi. The newest Cincinnati flychaser, considered one of general manager Gabe Paul's best acquisitions for the team, will become a fan favorite and will hit .288 during his nine-year tenure in the Queen City.

    1964 - Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit home runs on back-to-back pitches from Curt Simmons, and Joe Pepitone belts a grand slam in Game Six. New York wins 8-3 at St. Louis and evens the World Series.

    1965 - Sandy Koufax tossed his second shutout to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins and the World Series in seven games.

    1968 - In the NL expansion draft, the Expos choose 30 players, including Maury Wills, Jim Grant, Donn Clendenon and Manny Mota. San Diego's 30 selections include Dave Giusti, Nate Colbert, Zoilo Versalles, Al McBean and Cito Gaston.

    1969 - Thanks to two great catches by Tommy Agee at Shea Stadium, the Mets beat the Orioles to take a 2-1 game lead in the World Series. The center fielder's outfield heroics save the team at least five runs in the 5-0 victory over Baltimore.

    1971 - Pittsburgh's Nelson Briles threw a two-hitter against the Orioles for a 4-0 victory which gave the Pirates a 3-2 edge in the World Series.

    1972 - In Game 1 of the World Series, Gene Tenace, who went 1-for-17 in the ALCS, becomes the first player in history to hit two home runs in his first two at-bats in the Fall Classic. His second and fifth inning homers account for all of the A’s runs in the team’s 3-2 victory over the Reds at Riverfront Stadium, and earn the Oakland catcher a $5,000 bonus from the usually tight-fisted owner of the club, Charlie O. Finley.

    1973 - The Mets win Game Two of the World Series, 10-7, scoring four runs in an 11th inning that features the last major league hit by Willie Mays and two errors by Oakland second baseman Mike Andrews. Finley subsequently puts Andrews on the disabled list in a move that will be questioned and then reversed.

    1975 - The Reds took a 2-1 lead in the World Series with a controversial 6-5, 10-inning victory over the Boston Red Sox in Cincinnati. In the 10th, Reds pinch-hitter Ed Armbrister attempted a sacrifice bunt and bounced the ball in front of the plate. Catcher Carlton Fisk, in an attempt to field the ball, collided with Armbrister and threw the ball into center in an attempt to force Cesar Geronimo at second. Geronimo went to third -- and later scored the game-winner -- and Armbrister moved to second. Home plate umpire Larry Barnett ruled there was no interference despite heated protests by the Red Sox.

    1976 - The Yankees dramatically win their 30th pennant on Chris Chambliss' home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. The first baseman's walk-off solo shot beats the Royals in Game Five and the deciding contest of the ALCS, 7-6.

    1983 - At Veterans Stadium, Jim Palmer pitches two innings of scoreless relief and gets the win as the Orioles beat the Phillies in Game 3 of the World Series, 3-2. The Hall of Famer becomes the only pitcher in baseball history to win a Fall Classic game in the three different decades.

    1984 - With the Tigers leading 5-4 in the eighth inning of Game 5 of the World Series, Kirk Gibson hits his second home run of the game, a three-run blast to the upper deck in right field, putting the game out of reach to give the Motor City its fourth World Championship in franchise history. Padres manager Dick Williams had ordered his pitcher to intentionally walk the Detroit right fielder, but Goose Gossage, after ignoring the walk sign at first, convinces his skipper he can get the slugger out, only to be proven wrong two pitches later.

    1984 - The Tigers' 8-4 clinching victory over the Padres marks the last time the World Series is played outdoors in sunlight. A single day Fall Classic game is scheduled in 1987, but the contest is played indoors at Metrodome in Minnesota.

    1985 - Ozzie Smith provides one of the most memorable moments in Cardinals history by hitting a dramatic homer to win Game 5 of the NLCS. The round-tripper was the first left handed home run of the Wizard's career which spans 3009 major league at-bats.

    1986 - Riding the momentum from their dramatic come-from-behind 7-6 extra inning win to stave off elimination in California, the Red Sox cruise to a 10-4 win over the Angels. The Fenway Park victory evens the ALCS at 3-3.

    1992 - In Game 7 of the NLCS, Francisco Cabrera's ninth inning, two-out pinch hit single tallies two runs giving the Braves a stunning comeback victory, 3-2 over the Pirates. The backup catcher had only three hits during the regular season. 

    1992 - The Toronto Blue Jays became the first Canadian team to reach the Series with a 9-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in Game 6 of the American League championship series.

    1997 - At Turner Field, Kevin Brown tosses an 11-hit complete game to capture the Marlins' first National League pennant. The flag, captured in only the fifth year of the team’s existence, is clinched in Game 6 of the NLCS when Florida beats Tom Glavine and the Braves, 7-4.

    1998 - The San Diego Padres reached the World Series for the first time since 1984, shutting down the Atlanta Braves' comeback bid behind MVP Sterling Hitchc0ck for a 5-0 victory in Game 6 of the NL championship series.

    2000 - Giving the Yankees a 3-1 lead in the ALCS, Roger Clemens strikes out a record-setting 15 batters and one-hits the Mariners, 5-0.

    2002 - Light-hitting second baseman Adam Kennedy becomes the fifth player to hit three homers in a postseason game helping the Angels to secure their first World Series berth in the team's 42-year history. Using a ten-run seventh inning, Anaheim beats the Twins 13-5 to capture the ALCS in five games.

    2002 - Ending the regular season with a record of 90-46-1, Japan's Seibu Lions post the Pacific League's highest win total in 46 years. Alex Cabrera fails to hit a home run in the team's last five games and has to settle with tying the single season home run record with 55 along with Sadaharu Oh (1964) and Tuffy Rhodes (2001).

    2003 - Holding a 3-0 lead and needing only five more outs to go the World Series for the first time since 1945, the Cubs give up eight runs, on five hits, three walks and an error to the Marlins. The team appears to come apart after a fan, later identified as Steve Bartman, sitting along the left-field line at Wrigley Field, tries to catch a foul ball that was about to be caught by Chicago outfielder Moises Alou for the second out of the inning.

    2003 - The Giants announced that Pac Bell will be renamed SBC Park. The new name will change once again after the 2005 season as the result of the SBC merger with AT&T.

    2005 - The White Sox take a two games to one lead over the Angels in the ALCS behind a complete game 5-2 win by Jon Garland.  Paul Konerko leads the way with three RBI and three hits including a 2-run first inning homer.

    2005 - After negotiations have broken down with their skipper, the A’s line up five candidates to replace outgoing manager Ken Macha, who appears to be the top choice for many other teams. A week later, GM Billy Beane and his former field boss agree to a surprising new three-year deal.

    2006 - With a 6-3 victory in Game 4 of the ALCS, Jim Leyland's Tigers sweep the A's to win the American League pennant for the first time since 1984. Magglio Ordonez's dramatic walk-off three-run homer sets off a wild celebration at Comerica Park by the fans, who suffered through an historic 119 loss season just three years ago.

    2006 - Silas Simmons, the oldest former professional baseball player of all time, celebrates his 111th birthday. The 17th-oldest person in the country, born the same year as Babe Ruth, is joined by former players of the Negro Leagues and receives a 1913 Homestead Grays jersey with No. 111 stitched beneath his name from Steve Henderson of the Devil Rays at his home in the Westminster Suncoast retirement community in St. Petersburg.

    2010 - In a widely anticipated hiring, the Braves sign Fredi Gonzalez to replace their long-time legendary manager Bobby Cox, who retired at the end of the season. Atlanta's new skipper, who served as the team’s third-base coach from 2003-06, was unexpectedly fired in June by the Marlins, a move which may have been prompted by the benching of shortstop Hanley Ramirez for not hustling.

    2015 - In a game that includes the benches clearing twice, the Blue Jays advance to the ALCS, defeating the Rangers, 6-3, in the decisive game 5. Toronto overcomes a one-run deficit, thanks to three straight errors by Texas to start the bottom of the seventh inning, followed by a three-run homer hit Jose Bautista, who irks the opponents with an exaggerated bat flip while admiring his third-deck shot at the Rogers Centre.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 14...

    1842 - Start, Joe
    1853 - Waitt, Charlie
    1857 - Poorman, Tom
    1858 - Andrus, Wiman
    1861 - Radford, Paul
    1863 - Baker, Norm
    1864 - Chatterton, Jim
    1866 - Abbey, Charlie
    1868 - Underwood, Fred
    1871 - Eiteljorge, Ed
    1872 - Sullivan, Suter
    1882 - Jackson, George
    1883 - Huston, Harry
    1884 - Davidson, Homer
    1885 - Leard, Bill
    1885 - Olson, Ivy
    1886 - Walsh, Joe
    1886 - Dodd, Ona
    1888 - Becker, Charlie
    1891 - Gallia, Bert
    1897 - McIlree, Vance
    1909 - Ripple, Jimmy
    1913 - Casey, Hugh
    1914 - Brecheen, Harry
    1915 - Macon, Max
    1915 - Heintzelman, Ken
    1924 - Jolly, Dave
    1924 - Renna, Bill
    1934 - Cheney, Tom
    1940 - Harper, Tommy
    1940 - Sorrell, Bill
    1941 - Shamsky, Art
    1944 - Robertson, Rich
    1945 - Silverio, Tom
    1946 - Oliver, Al
    1946 - Duffy, Frank
    1948 - Figueroa, Ed
    1948 - Strom, Brent
    1953 - Garcia, Kiko
    1954 - Aikens, Willie
    1955 - Vega, Jesus
    1960 - Bathe, Bill
    1962 - Nichols, Carl
    1964 - Girardi, Joe
    1967 - Kelly, Pat
    1967 - Hajek, Dave
    1968 - Shinall, Zak
    1969 - Ortiz, Hector
    1971 - Cummings, Midre
    1974 - Sabel, Erik
    1976 - Mateo, Henry
    1978 - Church, Ryan
    1981 - Bonser, Boof
    1982 - Gil, Jerry
    1982 - Marmol, Carlos
    1983 - Arias, Alberto
    1984 - Johnson, Kris
    1987 - Calhoun, Kole
    1988 - Maness, Seth
    1990 - Cuevas, William

    Baseball Deaths on October 14...

    1890 - Williams, Gus
    1891 - Corcoran, Larry
    1915 - Reidy, Bill
    1919 - Blake, Harry
    1922 - Wright, Rasty
    1927 - Hughes, Ed

    1928 - Milligan, Billy
    1928 - Stuart, Bill
    1929 - Borden, Joe
    1931 - Niehaus, Al
    1934 - Cox, Les

    1944 - Hartsel, Topsy
    1945 - Tyler, Fred
    1949 - Westervelt, Huyler
    1950 - Fields, Jocko
    1952 - Banning, Jim
    1954 - Swanson, Bill
    1961 - Southwick, Clyde
    1968 - Brenton, Lynn
    1971 - Prothro, Doc
    1985 - Bluege, Ossie
    1988 - Raschi, Vic
    1988 - Hood, Abie
    1998 - Galehouse, Denny
    2001 - Sankey, Ben
    2003 - Culmer, Wil
    2007 - Bruckbauer, Fred
    2007 - Friend, Owen
    2008 - Tresh, Tom
    2013 - Bell, Wally
    2017 - Webb, Daniel


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« Reply #4440 on: October 15, 2017, 12:01:42 am »

    On October 15 in Baseball History...

    1892 - On the last day the season, Cincinnati pitcher Charles 'Bumpus' Jones, in his first major league start, no-hits Pittsburgh. This will turn out to be the latest date in the season that a no hitter is ever thrown in the major league.

    1912 - On a cold day in Boston, the Giants catch up with Joe Wood's smoke, teeing off for six runs on seven hits before the 32,694 fans have settled down for Game Six. The 11-4 win evens the Series. Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play in the eighth for Boston, the only one by an outfielder in World Series play.

    1917 - The Chicago White Sox won the World Series when the New York Giants left home plate uncovered and Eddie Collins dashed home with third baseman Heinie Zimmerman chasing him in helpless pursuit.

    1917 - A letter signed by 24 members of the World Series Champion Chicago White Sox and manager Pants Rowland contains complaints concerning not receiving their full winner share after beating the New York Giants. The written request, which will be discovered as a tattered document more than 40 years later among boxes stored at the Hall of Fame library, may explain the ‘Black Sox’ motivation for fixing the Fall Classic the two years later.

    1923 - Babe Ruth hits a first-inning home run in Game Six, but the Giants take a 4-1 lead into the eighth. The Giants walk in two runs before Bob Meusel raps a single that scores the go-ahead runs. Sam Jones holds off the Giants, and the Yankees have their first World Championship.

    1925 - Kiki Cuyler's bases-loaded double in the eighth inning gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 9-7 victory over Walter Johnson and the Washington Senators in Game 7 of the World Series, capping a comeback from a 3-1 deficit.

    1946 - In Game 7 of the World Series, the Cardinals beat the Red Sox, 4-3 when Enos Slaughter streaked home from first on Harry Walker's single. The play surprises everyone including cut-off man shortstop Johnny Pesky who hesitates, as legend has it, throwing the ball home.

    1964 - Despite three Bronx Bombers home runs by Mickey Mantle, Clete Boyer and Phil Linz in Game 7 at Sportsman’s Park, the Cardinals hang on to defeat the Yankees, 7-5, to capture their seventh World Championship. Bob Gibson, who struck out 31 batters in 27 innings during his three starts, is selected as the World Series Most Valuable player.

    1964 - In the Game 7 loss to the Cardinals, Bobby Richardson establishes a World Series record playing in thirty consecutive Fall Classic games. The Yankees second baseman shares the record for the most hits [13], RBIs [12] and runs scored[8] in a seven game series (1960).

    1964 - The Boyer brothers both hit home runs in Game 7 of the World Series, Ken for the Cardinals, and Clete for the Yankees. Both siblings accomplish the feat in their last at bat of the Fall Classic.

    1964 - In his final postseason game, Mickey Mantle hits a three-run homer to the opposite field off right-hander Bob Gibson, his third dinger of the series. The Sportsman's Park bomb, in the 7-5 loss to the Redbirds in the Fall Classic finale, extends the Mick’s World Series record to 18.

    1968 - Orioles right-hander Roger Nelson is selected first by the Royals in the American League expansion draft. The Pilots then choose first baseman Don Mincher from the Angels as their franchise's first choice.

    1969 - In Game 4 of the Fall Classic at Shea Stadium, Tom Seaver and the Mets beat the Orioles in ten innings, 2-1. The game features an outstanding run-saving diving catch of Brooks Robinson's sinking line drive with two on in the ninth inning by rightfielder Ron Swoboda and a controversial play in the tenth when an interference is not called after J.C. Martin clearly gets in the way of Pete Rickert's throw.

    1969 - During the third inning of Game 4 of the Fall Classic, Earl Weaver becomes the first manager to be thrown out of a World Series game in 34 years. The 'Earl of Baltimore', who had previously been warned been by umpire Shag Crawford, is quickly ejected after he protested a strike call from the bench.

    1970 - Brooks Robinson is selected as the World Series Most Valuable Player after batting .429 (9/21) and driving in six runs during the five-game set against Cincinnati. The Orioles' third baseman becomes the first player to be named the MVP in the Fall Classic, an All-star game (1966), and for his league (AL-1964).

    1972 - The A's win 2-1 as Joe Rudi clouts a home run and makes a game-saving catch to back up Catfish Hunter's pitching before a record Cincinnati crowd of 53,224. The A's take a 2-0 World Series advantage as the scene shifts to Oakland.

    1972 - In his last appearance at a major league ballpark, Jackie Robinson, speaking prior to Game 2 of the World Series nine days before his death, urges baseball to hire a black manager. The first African- American skipper will not be hired until 1975 when the Indians employ Frank Robinson to run the team.

    1974 - The surprise starter for the Dodgers in Game Three is Al Downing, but Catfish Hunter pitches Oakland to a 3-2 win.

    1975 - Luis Tiant throws 163 pitches in winning his second game of the World Series against Cincinnati, 5-4, to even the Series after four games.

    1977 - The Yankees win 4-2 to take a 3-1 World Series advantage over the Dodgers. Reggie Jackson doubles and homers, and Ron Guidry notches a four-hitter.

    1978 - The Yankees pummel the Dodgers with 18 hits in Game Five to win 12-2. Bucky Dent, Mickey Rivers and Brian Doyle have three hits each.

    1981 - With Dave Righetti, Ron Davis and Goose Gossage combining to shutout Oakland, 4-0, the Yankees sweep the A's to capture their thirty-third American League pennant. The Bronx Bombers will face the Dodgers in the World Series for the third time in the past five Fall Classics.

    1982 - Willie McGee becomes the third rookie to hit two home runs in same World Series game. Going deep off Brewers starter Pete Vuckovich in the 5th and 7th innings in Game 3 of the Fall Classic, the Cardinals' center fielder joins Charlie Keller (1939) and Tony Kubek (1957), who also accomplished the feat in the third game of their respective Fall Classics.

    1986 - In the longest postseason game ever played (4 hours and 42 minutes), the Mets clinch their third National League crown beating Houston in sixteen innings at the Astrodome, 7-6. Trailing 3-0, Lenny Dykstra and Ray Knight spark a ninth rally which sends the game into extra innings.

    1986 - After being down three games to one in the ALCS, the Red Sox pull off one the greatest comebacks in playoff history by defeating the California Angels 8-1 to win the American League pennant.

    1988 - In his only plate appearance in the Fall Classic, a limping Kirk Gibson, appearing as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of Game 1, sends two-out, 3-2 back-door slider from the A's relief ace Dennis Eckersley over the right field fence. It's the first time a World Series game is ever decided on a come-from-behind home run in the final inning.

    1996 - The Devil Rays name Jamie Reed as the club's head trainer. The 37-year old, formerly the assistant trainer for the Orioles, is the first on-field major league hire for the new expansion team.

    1997 - A resolution creating a 16-team National League and a 14-team American League for the upcoming season is approved by Major League Baseball. The expansion Devil Rays are placed in the AL Eastern Division, and the NL's newest team, the Rockies, will play in the circuit's Western Division.

    1997 - Mike Mussina pitches two-hit baseball for eight innings, but the Orioles can't score. Charles Nagy and three Indians relievers strand 14 Baltimore baserunners. Tony Fernandez homers in the 12th inning for the only run of the game as the Indians win the pennant for the second time in three years.

    2001 - The Yankees beat the A's 5-3 to win the ALDS. The Bronx Bombers become the first team ever to win a best-of-five series after losing the first two games at home.

    2001 - After losing their first playoff appearance to the Mets in 1999, the Diamondbacks win their postseason series beating the Cardinals in only their fourth year of existence. Tony Womack's two-out game-winning hit in the deciding fifth game of the NLDS gives Arizona the 2-1 victory.

    2002 - Kirk Gibson signs a three-year deal to become Detroit's new bench coach. The aggressive former outfielder joins the staff of the newly hired skipper, Alan Trammell, a former 1984 World Champion Tiger teammate.

    2003 - Steve Bartman, the Cubs fan who deflected a foul ball in Game 6 of the NLCS, releases a statement explaining his actions. During a weepy apology, the 26-year old human resources company worker asks Chicago fans to redirect their negative energy into positive support for the team during Game 7 of the championship series.

    2008 - In Game 5 of the NLCS, the visiting Phillies beat the Dodgers, 5-1, to win their first pennant since 1993. Southpaw Cole Hamels, the series MVP, hurls his third postseason gem and Jimmy Rollins starts the Philadelphia attack with a leadoff home run to start the game.

    2011 - With another home run in the Game 6 clincher, a 15-5 Ranger rout of Detroit, Nelson Cruz sets a new record for the most round-trippers in a postseason series with six. The Texas right-fielder, who ended the regular season in a slump, is named the ALCS Most Valuable Player for his outstanding contribution to his team's success in the championship series.

    2012 - The Reds sign Dusty Baker to a two-year contract extension giving their 63-year-old manager another chance to take the team beyond the first round of the playoffs. Cincinnati has participated in the postseason in two of the last three years, including this season's heartbreaking loss in NLDS, losing the last three contests at home in a five-game series to San Francisco.

    2014 - The Royals become the first team to win eight consecutive postseason games when they swept the Orioles in the ALCS with a 2-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City, after winning the Wild Card game over the A's, continued their winning ways by beating the Angels in the first three games of the best-of-five ALDS series

    Baseball Birthdays on October 15...

    1852 - Hawkes, Th0rny
    1860 - Smith, Edgar (AE)
    1863 - Murphy, Con
    1866 - Callahan, Pat
    1869 - McMahon, Jack
    1869 - Hogan, Marty
    1874 - Frisk, Emil
    1876 - Coleman, Percy
    1882 - O'Leary, Charley
    1887 - Harmon, Bob
    1888 - Hall, Bert
    1889 - Evans, Chick
    1893 - Whitehouse, Gil
    1893 - Karst, John
    1896 - Watson, Mule
    1897 - Gearin, Dinty
    1897 - Gray, Dolly
    1899 - Chapman, John
    1902 - Swanson, Evar
    1903 - Haas, Mule

    1904 - Lewis, Bill
    1907 - Byrd, Sammy
    1908 - Klaerner, Hugo

    1909 - Harder, Mel
    1912 - Tremark, Nick
    1918 - Knickerbocker, Austin
    1926 - Carlsen, Don
    1927 - Henry, Bill
    1928 - Command, Jim
    1928 - Henley, Gail
    1930 - Robertson, Don
    1931 - Harris, Gail
    1936 - Swanson, Red
    1939 - Klimchock, Lou
    1944 - Such, Dick
    1945 - Palmer, Jim
    1946 - Northey, Scott
    1951 - Toms, Tommy
    1951 - Page, Mitchell
    1954 - Gulliver, Glenn
    1964 - Barfield, John
    1967 - Garcia, Carlos
    1968 - Dunbar, Matt
    1971 - Mottola, Chad
    1973 - Young, Tim
    1973 - Cortes, David
    1974 - Lopez, Mendy
    1975 - Scheffer, Aaron
    1977 - Jones, Mitch
    1978 - Cruz, Juan
    1978 - Rabe, Josh
    1992 - Hernandez, Teoscar
    1994 - Alverez, Eliezer

    Baseball Deaths on October 15...

    1931 - Graham, Oscar
    1943 - Rickert, Joe
    1947 - Perritt, Pol
    1957 - Ball, Neal
    1960 - Wallace, Jack
    1965 - Brickell, Fritz
    1971 - Coble, Dave
    1975 - Grasso, Mickey
    1984 - Cox, Red
    1986 - Kopf, Larry
    1989 - Guisto, Lou
    1992 - Sullivan, Jackie
    1996 - Ferrick, Tom
    1996 - Balas, Mike
    2005 - Rowe, Don
    2005 - Widmar, Al

    2013 - Minarcin, Rudy
    2015 - Sheridan, Neill


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This Date In White Sox History - October 15th

October 15, 1917 - The White Sox win the World Series in six games beating the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 4-2. When the New York infield leaves home plate uncovered in the fourth inning, Eddie Collins scurries home scoring the eventual winning run with Giants' third baseman Heinie Zimmerman chasing him.

After Red Faber and Rube Benton match 3 scoreless innings‚ in Game 6‚ Eddie Collins leads off the 4th and hits a grounder to Heinie Zimmerman at 3B. Collins takes 2nd when the throw gets past 1B Walter Holke. Joe Jackson's fly to RF is dropped by Dave Robertson‚ and Collins goes to 3B. When Happy Felsch hits one back to the pitcher‚ Collins breaks for home. Benton throws to 3B to catch Collins‚ and C Bill Rariden comes up the line. But with Zimmerman in pursuit Collins keeps running and slides home safely. Zimmerman will be blamed for chasing the runner‚ but nobody was covering home plate. The Giants come back with two runs on Buck Herzog's triple in the 4th‚ but Faber wins his 3rd of the Series 4-2. The winners earn $3‚669.32 each; the losers $2‚442.21. One-fourth of each team's share‚ about $4‚000‚ is divided equally among the clubs in each league.

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This Date In White Sox History - October 15

October 15, 2005 - The White Sox take a commanding 3-games-to-1 lead over the Angels in the ALCS with an 8-2 victory behind Freddy Garcia. Paul Konerko hits a 3-run HR for Chicago‚ while AJ Pierzynski also connects.

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    On October 16 in Baseball History...

    1909 - The Pirates, behind the complete-game shutout thrown by Babe Adams, beat the Tigers, 8-0, in the seventh and deciding game of the World Series. With the help of their rookie phenom, who also won Games 1 and 5, Pittsburgh wins its second Fall Classic in franchise history.

    1910 - Ban Johnson, American League president, declares Tigers' outfielder Ty Cobb the league's batting champ after questioning Nap Lajoie's suspicious eight-hit performance in a doubleheader against the Browns.

    1912 - Fred Snodgrass' 10th inning two-base error of pinch-hitter Clyde Engle's routine pop fly in center field sets up the tying run en route to the 3-2 Red Sox victory over the Giants and a World Championship for Boston. The play, which will be infamously become known as "Snodgrass' Muff", is followed by his spectacular catch of a long drive hit by Tris Speaker, but the 20-year old outfielder will always be remembered as a goat in the Fall Classic.

    1936 - Lou Gehrig, who hit 49 home runs, scored 167 runs, knocked in 152, and batted .354, is voted AL MVP.

    1949 - Brooklyn does not renew Branch Rickey's contract as president of the Dodgers. The 'Mahatma' will join the Pirates as the team's executive vice president and general manager, with his son, Branch Jr., assuming the post of Pittsburgh's vice president and farm system director.

    1950 - After five seasons at the helm, Eddie Dyer resigns as the manager of the Cardinals and will be eventually replaced by Marty Marion. The former St. Louis skipper, who won a World Championship as a rookie pilot with the Redbirds in 1946, never had a losing season, compiling an outstanding 446-325 (.578) record during his post-war tenure with the club.

    1957 - Bill Rigney, the club's current skipper and an Alameda native, is named to be the first manager of the San Francisco Giants, when his contract is extended for two more seasons. The former franchise infielder replaced Leo Durocher in 1956 while the team still played in New York.

    1960 - The NL votes to admit Houston and New York to the league, the first structural change since 1900.

    1961 - The Yankees purchase Robin Roberts from the Philadelphia. The right-hander, who compiled a 234-199 record in 14 seasons with the Phillies, will be released in May without having appeared in a regular-season game for the Bronx Bombers.

    1962 - With the tying and winning runs in scoring position at Candlestick Park, Willie McCovey's hard line drive is snagged by second baseman Bobby Richardson for the final out of the World Series. The Yankees win Game 7, beating the Giants, 1-0, capturing the franchise's 20th World Championship.

    1964 - The Indians' Board of Directors, after deliberating for four hours, decide to keep the team in the Forest City after exploring options to possibly shift the franchise to Seattle, Oakland, or Dallas. The Tribe signs a ten-year lease to use Cleveland Stadium at a reduced rent which includes an escape clause for the city and the club after any season.

    1969 - Thanks to Ron Swoboda's double and two Oriole errors in the eighth inning, the Mets win their fourth straight World Series game to become World Champions. Jerry Koosman tosses a five-hitter beating Baltimore 5-3 in Game 5, a contest which will best remembered for manager Gil Hodges winning the 'shoe polish' argument.

    1971 - Brooks Robinson drives in Frank Robinson in the tenth inning of Game Six to give Baltimore a Series-tying 3-2 win.

    1973 - The A's win Game Three of the World Series in 11 innings as Bert Campaneris gets the winning RBI in a 3-2 victory over the Mets. In a private clubhouse meeting, Dick Williams tells A's players he will resign after the Series.

    1974 - Ken Holtzman, who hadn't batted all season, belts a third-inning home run in Game Four and gets the 5-2 win. Rollie Fingers holds the Dodgers in relief and Oakland takes a 3-1 Series lead.

    1975 - Tony Perez broke an 0-for-15 slump with two home runs to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the World Series.

    1976 - In Game 1 of the World Series against the Yankees, Dan Driessen, batting fifth in the Reds line-up, becomes the first National League player to be used as a designated hitter. The DH was not employed prior to this year's Fall Classic, although the concept had been adopted and used in the American League since 1973.

    1976 - Don Gullett and Pedro Borbon combine on a five-hitter as the Reds win the first game of the World Series over the Yankees 5-1. Three hits by Tony Perez, the first World Series designated hitter, and a Joe Morgan homer supply the offense.

    1977 - The Dodgers stay alive with a 10-4 victory in Game Five against the Yankees. Steve Yeager and Reggie Smith homer, and Don Sutton pitches a complete game.

    1979 - John Candelaria and Kent Tekulve combine on a 4-0 shutout as the Pirates send the World Series to its seventh game.

    1982 - Four Cardinals pitchers are helpless to stop the Brewers from rallying for a 7-5 win to even the World Series after four games.

    1983 -  The Orioles win their fourth straight contest against the Phillies and take the World Series in five games. In the 5-0 victory at Veterans Stadium, Scott McGregor pitches a five-hit complete-game, and Eddie Murray hits two home runs.

    1985 - In Game 6 of the NLCS, Cardinal first baseman Jack Clark's dramatic come-from-behind two-out, three-run home run in the ninth inning stuns a sold-out Dodger Stadium. St. Louis wins the game, 7-5, and captures the National League flag.

    1985 - Coming back from a 3 to 1 game deficit, the Royals capture their first American League pennant beating the Blue Jays in Game 7 of the ALCS, 6-2. Dick Howser's squad will go on to beat the Cardinals to win the franchise's first World Series championship.

    1988 - At Dodger Stadium, Don Baylor becomes the first player to participate in three consecutive World Series for three different teams when he pinch-hits in the eighth inning of the A's 6-0 loss to L.A. in the second game of the Fall Classic. The 39 year-old veteran played with the pennant-winning Red Sox in 1986 and the World Champion Twins in 1987.

    1990 - The A's ten-game postseason winning streak ends when the Reds win Game 1 of the World Series, 7-0. Reds' outfielder Eric Davis becomes the 22nd player to hit a homer in his first Fall Classic at-bat.

    1991 - The Braves win the third 1-0 game of the NLCS to force a seventh game in Pittsburgh. Greg Olson doubles home the only run of the game in the ninth inning.

    1993 - The Blue Jays put the game away with a three-run rally in the seventh inning at the SkyDome in Game One of the World Series. Reliever Al Leiter gets the 8-5 victory against the Phillies.

    1999 - In a game slated to be a battle between the respective ace of each team, the Red Sox crush the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALCS, 13-1. The dream pitching duel between Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens at Fenway Park doesn't materialize when the 'Rocket' fails to get out of the third inning giving up five earned runs on six hits.

    2000 - Mike Hampton throws a complete-game three-hitter and the Mets win the NLCS beating the Cardinals, 7-0. Bobby Valentine's team joins the 1997 Marlins as the only wild-card teams to go to the World Series.

    2003 - In Game 7 of the ALCS, thanks to Aaron Boone's 11th inning home run at the 'stadium', the Yankees capture their 39th American League pennant beating the Red Sox, 6-5. The defensive replacement becomes the fifth player to end a postseason series with a homer joining Bill Mazeroski ('60 Pirates, WS Game 7 vs. Yankees), Chris Chambliss ('76 Yankees, ALCS Game 5 vs. Royals), Joe Carter ('93 Blue Jays, WS Game 6 vs. Phillies) and Todd Pratt ('99 Mets, NLDS Game 4 vs. Diamondbacks).

    2005 - After a 46-year absence from the Fall Classic, the White Sox will represent the American League in the World Series. The Pale Hose's starting rotation threw four consecutive complete-game victories against the Angels to capture the ALCS in five games to earn an opportunity to participate in the Fall Classic for the first time since 1959.

    2006 - Former Manager of the Year (1995 and 2001 Mariners) Lou Piniella inks a three-year contract worth approximately $10 million which has an option for a fourth year to manage the Cubs. The 64-year old fiery skipper, who is replacing Dusty Baker (66-96), has a record of 1,519-1,420 during his 18-year managerial tenure with the Yankees, Reds, Mariners and Devil Rays.

    2006 - After finishing 93-69 to win the AL West and sweeping the Twins in the ALDS, Ken Macha is fired when the A's are eliminated from the postseason by the Tigers. GM Billy Beane cites a lack of communication between the players and the manager, who compiled a 368-280 record and brought the team to the playoffs twice in his four-year tenure in the dugout.

    2007 - Bill Stoneman, citing he wants to spend more time with his wife, retires as the general manager of the Angels, a post he has held since the end of 1999. The 63-year old former GM, who was at the helm for the team's only World Championship (2002), will remain with the club as a senior advisor.

    2008 - The first pitch of a potential Game 6 of the World Series will begin eight minutes later to accommodate Democratic Party presidential candidate Barack Obama's desire to purchase the 8-8:30 p.m. slot on the Fox network, the same air time the campaign has secured on CBS and NBC. The Tropicana Field game is now scheduled to start at 8:35 p.m.

    2008 - Behind 7-0 in the bottom of seventh, the Red Sox score eight runs in the three last frames to beat the Rays in Game 5 of the ALCS at Fenway Park, 8-7. Boston's comeback victory is the biggest postseason rally since the 1929 A's tallied ten times in the seventh inning to wipe out an eight-run deficit against the Cubs in their 10-8 victory in Game 4 of the World Series.

    2010 - The Rangers record their first playoff win at home in the 50-year history of the franchise when they take Game 2 of the ALDS, defeating the Yankees, 7-2. The Rangers Ballpark victory ends a ten-game postseason losing streak against New York, that includes yesterday's heartbreaking loss in which Texas had an early 5-0 lead over the Bronx Bombers.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 16...

    1856 - Strief, George
    1866 - Lake, Fred
    1879 - Devlin, Art
    1881 - Manuel, Moxie

    1883 - Mullin, Jim
    1883 - Groh, Lew
    1885 - Howley, Dan
    1886 - Fanwell, Harry
    1888 - Kafora, Jake
    1890 - Allison, Milo
    1894 - Menosky, Mike
    1895 - Skiff, Bill
    1896 - Brock, John
    1897 - Buckeye, Garland
    1900 - Goslin, Goose
    1900 - Cullop, Nick
    1901 - Yeargin, Al
    1904 - Beck, Boom-Boom
    1907 - Breckinridge, Bill
    1909 - Hill, Oliver
    1915 - Masterson, Paul
    1919 - Bahr, Ed
    1921 - Batts, Matt
    1924 - Cain, Bob

    1928 - Yochim, Len
    1931 - Sisler, Dave
    1935 - Montejo, Manny
    1936 - Baldschun, Jack
    1940 - DeBusschere, Dave

    1941 - McCarver, Tim
    1942 - Lovrich, Pete
    1949 - Hood, Don
    1949 - Yancy, Hugh

    1950 - Terpko, Jeff
    1953 - Scott, Rodney
    1954 - Dimmel, Mike
    1955 - Bourjos, Chris
    1955 - Seibert, Kurt
    1956 - Firova, Dan
    1959 - Harper, Brian
    1959 - McReynolds, Kevin
    1961 - Stapleton, Dave
    1961 - Taylor, Billy
    1965 - Reed, Darren
    1967 - Manzanillo, Josias
    1969 - Ruebel, Matt
    1970 - Davison, Scott
    1971 - Mitchell, Larry
    1981 - Reyes, Anthony
    1985 - Del Rosario, Enerio
    1990 - Lloyd, Kyle
    1991 - Santana, Edgar
    1992 - Harper, Bryce

    Baseball Deaths on October 16...

    1894 - Conley, Ed
    1895 - Summers, Kid
    1901 - Duncan, Jim
    1904 - Slattery, Mike
    1916 - Killeen, Henry
    1926 - Levis, Charlie
    1934 - Wilson, Highball
    1935 - Vadeboncoeur, Gene
    1936 - Fitzgerald, Dennis
    1937 - Hatter, Clyde
    1938 - Knight, Joe
    1939 - Allen, Nick
    1945 - Eibel, Hack
    1949 - Ryan, Jack
    1954 - Davenport, Dave
    1959 - Allen, Sled
    1959 - Bradley, Herb
    1959 - Okrie, Frank
    1962 - Whitted, Possum
    1962 - Powell, Ray
    1968 - Kinder, Ellis

    1969 - Boerner, Larry
    1972 - Rawlings, Johnny
    1993 - DeShong, Jimmy
    1995 - Szekely, Joe
    1998 - Carswell, Frank
    2006 - Curry, Tony
    2010 - Thomas, Valmy
    2011 - Williams, Don
    2012 - Yost, Eddie




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    On October 17 in Baseball History...

    1911 - The Philadelphia Athletics scored twice in the 11th inning to beat the New York Giants, 3-2, in Game 3 of the World Series. Frank Baker hit a home run in the ninth inning off Christy Mathewson to tie the score, 1-1. Baker was tagged with the nickname "Home Run" for his exploits.

    1960 - At the Sheraton Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, the National League owners vote to admit Houston and New York making it the first structural change in the Senior Circuit since the turn of the century. The New York franchise, thanks to the efforts of prominent attorney William A Shea, is awarded to a group headed by Joan Payson, and Judge Roy Hofheintz is one of five owners of the new club in Texas.

    1964 - Despite a 99-63 record, the Yankees fire Yogi Berra after losing the 1964 World Series to the Cardinals in seven games.

    1964 - Manager Johnny Keane of the World Champs Cardinals resigns unexpectedly. The former St. Louis skipper will take the Yankee job which opens as the result of the firing of Yogi Berra which also occurs today.

    1971 - Behind Steve Blass’s complete-game four-hitter, the Pirates beat Mike Cuellar and the heavily favored Orioles to capture their fourth world championship in franchise history. Immediately after the Game 7 victory, rookie hurler Bruce Kison and his champagne-soaked best man Bob Moose are whisked away from Memorial Stadium by helicopter to a waiting Lear Jet to attend the 21-year old’s 6:30 pm wedding in Pittsburgh, in which the groom will arrive 33 minutes late.

    1971 - Roberto Clemente hits a fourth-inning homer off Baltimore's Mike Cuellar to put the Pirates ahead, 1-0, in Game 7 of the World Series. The right-fielder has hit safely in all seven games of the series, a feat he also accomplished in 1960 against the Yankees, to extend his consecutive Fall Classic hitting streak to 14 contests.

    1976 - On a cold Sunday night, the Reds gang up on Catfish Hunter for three runs, but the Yankees battle back to tie it up. With two outs in the ninth inning, Yanks shortstop Fred Stanley throws Griffey's easy grounder into the dugout. A walk and a Tony Perez single follow and the Yanks lose the second World Series game 4-3.

    1978 - The Yanks win their fourth straight game, 7-2, to clinch their second consecutive World Championship over the Dodgers. Brian Doyle and Series MVP Bucky Dent have three hits apiece.

    1979 - At Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, Jimmy Carter throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Pirates' 4-1 defeat of the Orioles in Game 7 of the Fall Classic. It is the only time the Commander-in-Chief will perform the pre-game ritual during his presidency.

    1979 - In Game 7, Willie Stargell goes 3-for 4, including his third home run in the Series, propelling the Pirates to a 4-1 victory over the Orioles. The Bucs overcame a three games-to-one deficit to win their fifth World Championship in franchise history.

    1982 - Robin Yount records his second four-hit game of the World Series to lead the Brewers to a 6-4 win in Game Five and give Milwaukee a 3-2 lead overall. Yount is the first player ever to have multiple four-hit games in one World Series.

    1985 - Lou Piniella is named Yankee manager replacing Billy Martin. 'Billy the Kid' had piloted the Bronx Bombers to second place finishing with a 91-54 record.

    1987 - The Minnesota Twins overpowered St. Louis, 10-1, in the opening game of the first indoor World Series. Dan Gladden's grand slam capped a seven-run fourth inning.

    1989 - As the Giants and A's get ready to play Game 3 of the World Series, the Bay Area is hit by a massive earthquake. The game is quickly postponed by Commissioner Fay Vincent, and he wisely orders the evacuation of Candlestick Park.

    1990 - In the first extra-inning World Series game since 1986, the underdog Reds beat the A's 5-4 in ten innings to take a surprising 2-0 lead in the Series. Reds outfielder Billy Hatcher goes 4-for-4 to run his consecutive hit streak to seven, tying Thurman Munson's World Series record.

    1991 - Brian Hunter's two-run home run in the first inning of Game Seven is all John Smoltz needs as he tosses a 4-0 shutout over Pittsburgh.

    1992 - Tom Glavine goes the distance to give the Braves a 3-1 win over the Blue Jays in Game One of the World Series.

    1993 - A five-run uprising in the third pushes the Phillies to a 6-4 win over Toronto in Game Two. Mitch Williams earns his only save of the Series.

    1995 - The Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners, 4-0, in Game 6 of the American League championship series, winning their first pennant since 1954.

    1996 - The Atlanta Braves had the biggest blowout in postseason history, beating St. Louis, 15-0, in Game 7 of the NL championship series to complete a comeback from a 3-1 deficit. The Cardinals became the only club to blow a 3-1 edge three times in the postseason.

    2000 - David Justice's three-run homer propels the Yankees to their record 37th American League pennant in a come-from-behind victory over the Mariners, 9-7. The victory sets up a Subway Series in New York for the first time in 44 years.

    2000 - With an opposite field single, Mariners catcher Dan Wilson snaps his 0-for-42 skid, the longest hitless streak in postseason history. Marv Owen had gone 0-for-31 in the 1934 and 1935 World Series playing for the Tigers.

    2002 - The legal suit against the fan who caught Barry Bonds' record breaking 73rd home run at Pac Bell Park, brought by three friends claiming a promise was made to split the ball's value if caught in exchange for a ticket to the game, is settled when Jay Arsenault agrees to sell the ball and divide the money. Arsenault's lawyer said his client initially eluded the friends because of being overwhelmed by the situation.

    2003 - Early editions of the N.Y. Post include an editorial claiming the Yankees lose to Boston and couldn't get the job done in Game 7 of the ALCS. Although the Bronx Bombers did trail the Red Sox, the team rallies to beat their arch rival in 11 innings, 6-5.

    2004 - In Game 4 of the NLCS at Minute Maid Park, Carlos Beltran goes deep in the seventh inning giving the Astros an eventual 6-5 victory over the Cardinals. With the round-tripper, the Houston center fielder sets a new postseason record hitting a homer in five consecutive play-off games and ties Barry Bonds' 2002 mark with a total of eight play-off round tippers.

    2005 - The juiced Minute Maid Park crowd, anticipating the Astros' first National League crown, after the first two batters are quickly retired, is ‘pulperized’ when Albert Pujols hits a two out three-run ninth inning homer. A two-strike single stroked by David Eckstein and a walk worked out by Jim Emmonds set the stage for the Cardinals' dramatic 5-4 comeback.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 17...

    1859 - Ewing, Buck
    1861 - Stearns, Ecky
    1863 - Campau, Count
    1870 - Nicol, George
    1873 - Dillon, Pop
    1877 - Kenna, Ed
    1886 - Maxwell, Bert
    1887 - Kirsch, Harry
    1892 - Welch, Ted
    1892 - Madden, Frank
    1898 - Blume, Clint
    1900 - Wingard, Ernie
    1906 - Derringer, Paul
    1908 - Rolfe, Red
    1915 - Sandlock, Mike
    1917 - Ostrowski, Johnny
    1919 - Moss, Howie
    1919 - Cozart, Charlie
    1921 - Brondell, Ken
    1927 - Klippstein, Johnny
    1928 - Gilliam, Jim
    1929 - Peterson, Hardy
    1931 - Porter, Dan
    1933 - Powell, Leroy
    1942 - Cimino, Pete
    1945 - Christian, Bob

    1946 - Folkers, Rich
    1947 - Hutto, Jim
    1957 - Paris, Kelly
    1960 - Dixon, Ken
    1961 - Pasqua, Dan

    1962 - Braggs, Glenn
    1963 - Manzanillo, Ravelo
    1965 - Montoyo, Charlie
    1967 - Johnson, Mark
    1969 - Tremie, Chris
    1970 - Mabry, John
    1974 - Rocker, John
    1974 - Lyons, Curt
    1975 - Almonte, Hector
    1976 - Etherton, Seth
    1976 - Jones, Jason
    1979 - Ennis, John
    1979 - Velazquez, Gil
    1981 - Campbell, Brett
    1981 - Maysonet, Edwin
    1982 - Alvarez, Abe
    1983 - Talbot, Mitch
    1985 - De La Torre, Jose
    1985 - Gonzalez, Carlos
    1986 - Butler, Daniel
    1988 - Romero, Stefen
    1990 - Montero, Rafael
    1992 - Alberto, Hanser

    Baseball Deaths on October 17...

    1905 - Otten, John
    1933 - Kostal, Joe
    1940 - Davis, George
    1944 - Powell, Jack
    1950 - Tuckey, Tom
    1951 - Clancy, Al
    1952 - Shields, Vince
    1953 - Delahanty, Jim
    1961 - Felix, Harry
    1962 - Henriksen, Olaf
    1964 - Bigbee, Carson
    1966 - Swift, Bob
    1971 - Massey, Mike
    1981 - Peac0ck, Johnny
    1982 - McDonald, Hank
    1985 - Sheely, Bud

    1987 - Cote, Pete
    1989 - Mackinson, John
    1992 - O'Connell, John
    1996 - Adams, Bob
    2004 - Boone, Ray

    2007 - Rutner, Mickey
    2010 - Lis, Joe



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    On October 18 in Baseball History...

    1910 - The Philadelphia Athletics pounded the Chicago Cubs 9-3 for a 2-0 lead in the World Series. Eddie Collins had three hits, including two doubles, and two stolen bases.

    1913 - In Cincinnati, the Giants and White Sox begin a five-month world-wide barnstorming trip that will include stops in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The teams recruit top players from both leagues, including Tris Speaker, Buck Weaver, Christy Mathewson as well as Sam Crawford, but former Olympian Jim Thorpe is the main attraction during the global tour.

    1925 - The Reds pitcher Marvin Goodwin dies in a plane crash in Houston. The 34-year old appeared in four games for Cincinnati, three as a starter, and posted an 0-2 record which included two complete games.

    1950 - Connie Mack, at age 87, retired as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years, and Jimmy Dykes was named to replace him. Mack, together with Ben Shibe, founded the Athletics in 1901.

    1960 - Five days after losing to the Pirates in Game 7 of the World Series, the Yankees fire Casey Stengel believing he's too old to manage. A few days after his dismissal, the 'Old Professor' quips, "I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again".

    1967 - The AL approves the Athletics' shift to Oakland. Kansas City is promised a new team by 1971. When Senator Stuart Symington and Kansas City Mayor Ilus Davis threaten action against the move, AL President Joe Cronin reopens talks, and the expansion deadline is moved forward to 1969.

    1971 - Dick Williams is named the Associated Press American League Manager of the Year after guiding the A's to their first playoff appearance since the franchise faced St. Louis in the 1931 Fall Classic. The 42 year-old skipper also copped the honor for piloting the Red Sox during the team's Impossible Dream season in 1967.

    1972 - With runners on second and third base in Game 3 of the World Series, Johnny Bench strikes out looking with a full count when he is fooled by a trick play. The Cincinnati slugger believes he is going to be given an intentional walk after the A's manager visits the mound and catcher Gene Tenance returns to plate signaling for a wide ball 4, but the A's backstop quickly crouches behind home to catch a called strike three from Rollie Fingers. Blue Moon Odom fans 11, but Cincinnati's Jack Billingham is the 1-0 winner as the Reds win their first game of the World Series.

    1973 - The Mets' Jerry Koosman and Tug McGraw combined to three-hit the Oakland A's and take 3-2 lead in the World Series.

    1977 - Reggie Jackson hit three consecutive home runs to lead New York to an 8-4 victory over the Los Angles Dodgers and give the Yankees the World Series title in six games. Jackson drove in five runs, and all three shots came on the first pitch.

    1988 - At Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Mark McGwire goes deep off LA's Jay Howell with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning giving the A's a 2-1 victory, its only win in the Series. With Kirk Gibson's heroics in Game 1, 'Big Mac's' walk-off home run marks the first time that two game-winning round-trippers are hit in the same Fall Classic.

    1992 - The Canadian flag is inadvertently flown up-side down by a United States Marine Corps color guard at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium during the pregame ceremonies before Game 2 of the World Series between the Blue Jays and Braves. Although the international incident annoys the northern neighbors of the U.S., most Toronto fans resist the call to fly the American Stripes and Stars in a similar fashion during Game 3 at the SkyDome, but opt instead to wave Canada's L'Unifolié with the message, "This end up", affixed to the top.

    1992 - Ed Sprague's two-run home run in the ninth inning off Jeff Reardon in Game Two gives Toronto a 5-4 win over Atlanta and evens the World Series.

    1997 - The first World Series game ever played in Florida belongs to the Marlins. Moises Alou and Charles Johnson smack back-to-back home runs against Cleveland's Orel Hershiser to make a 7-4 winner of Livan Hernandez in Game One.

    2001 - Larry Dierker, who left the Astros' broadcast booth to take over the dugout duties as the team's skipper in 1997, resigns as Houston manager (448-362, .553, four divisional titles) despite tying the Cardinals for the best record in the National League (93-69) and winning the Central Division. The team failed to win a playoff series in his five-year tenure going 2-12 in postseason action.

    2004 - After 5 hours, 49 minutes and 471 pitches, the Red Sox outlast the Yankees, 5-4, in Game 5 of the league championship. Boston’s DH David Ortiz, who is the first player in baseball history to hit two walk-off home runs during the postseason, ends the longest game in ALCS history at 1:22 a.m. with a two-out single into center scoring Johnny Damon from second in the 14th inning at Fenway Park.

    2005 - The Montreal Canadiens pay tribute to the departed Expos team by raising a commemorative banner to the rafters of Montreal's Bell Centre. Displaced mascot Yoppi, working in his first game for the NHL team, and former players Gary Carter and Andre Dawson are on hand to assist in the hoisting the of blue and orange bannière that features their retired numbers, 8 and 10, respectively, as well as the numbers for Tim Raines (30) and Rusty Staub (10).

    2008 - Scoring in each of the last three innings, the Red Sox erase a seven-run deficit in the seventh to beat the Rays, 8-7, in Game 5 of the ALCS. The Philadelphia A's, who rallied after trailing 8-0 to beat the Cubs, 10-8, in Game 4 of the 1929 World Series, is the only team to have made a bigger comeback in the postseason.

    2010 - The Mariners hire Eric Wedge to be the team's new manager, its seventh skipper since 2003. The former Cleveland field boss, out of baseball last season after spending seven seasons in the the Tribe's dugout, replaces Daren Brown who had filled in on an interim basis for Don Wakamatsu, who was fired in August.

    2010 - The Cardinals announce the signing of its long-time manager, keeping Tony La Russa in the Redbirds' dugout for at least one more season, the skipper's sixteenth with the club. The franchise has won eight division titles, two National League pennants and a World Championship under the 66-year old pilot, but this year's team, heavily favored to win its division, collapsed during the final two months of the season, finishing five games behind Cincinnati.

    2012 - The Tigers win their second American League pennant in seven years when they beat the Yankees, 8-1, at Comerica Park to complete a four-game sweep. The last time the Bronx Bombers failed to win a game in a postseason season was in 1980 after the Royals beat them three straight in the best 3-of-5 ALCS.

    2013 - The Cardinals advance to their second World Series in three seasons, routing the Dodgers, 9-0, in Game 6 of the NLCS. St. Louis, behind the timely hitting of Carlos Beltran and the strong pitching performance of rookie right-hander Michael Wasta, beats Clayton Kershaw (16-9, 1.83) for the fourth time this season, including a pair of victories in this round of the postseason. 

    Baseball Birthdays on October 18...

    1848 - Cummings, Candy
    1859 - Carroll, Cliff
    1863 - Wilmot, Walt
    1863 - Meinke, Frank
    1868 - Clarke, Boileryard
    1869 - Todd, Frank
    1875 - Delahanty, Joe
    1881 - Donovan, Mike
    1881 - Lobert, Hans
    1884 - Shotton, Burt
    1884 - Gilligan, Jack
    1886 - LeClaire, George
    1887 - Meixell, Moxie
    1890 - Reed, Ted
    1892 - Blank, Coonie
    1892 - Johnson, Bill
    1894 - Morrison, Phil
    1895 - Pinelli, Babe

    1895 - Sullivan, Tom
    1897 - Clarke, Sumpter
    1902 - Berry, Charlie

    1903 - Wuestling, Yats
    1906 - Millies, Wally
    1908 - Spognardi, Andy
    1909 - Arntzen, Orie
    1910 - Newsome, Skeeter
    1912 - Curtright, Guy

    1913 - Cullenbine, Roy
    1915 - Gick, George

    1917 - Hanning, Loy
    1918 - Vaughn, Fred
    1927 - Rotblatt, Marv
    1931 - Carey, Andy

    1935 - Nunn, Howie
    1938 - Knoop, Bobby

    1942 - Horton, Willie
    1942 - Holtgrave, Vern
    1945 - Young, Don
    1949 - Farmer, Ed

    1949 - Hendrick, George
    1951 - Hernandez, Rudy

    1951 - Hassler, Andy
    1952 - Royster, Jerry

    1952 - Ripley, Allen
    1957 - Walters, Mike
    1960 - Kiefer, Steve
    1960 - Clark, Terry
    1963 - Wetherby, Jeff
    1966 - Mills, Alan
    1966 - Maldonado, Carlos
    1969 - McNeely, Jeff
    1970 - Mirabelli, Doug
    1975 - Cora, Alex
    1976 - Tejera, Michael
    1980 - Komine, Shane
    1981 - Murphy, David
    1982 - Wolf, Ross
    1983 - Olson, Garrett
    1989 - Blair, Carson
    1989 - Miller, Brad
    1991 - McGowan, Kevin

    Baseball Deaths on October 18...

    1904 - Brennan, Jim
    1918 - Reilly, Tom
    1932 - MacArthur, Mac
    1934 - Morton, Guy
    1937 - Starr, Charlie
    1942 - Shreve, Lev
    1945 - Pfyl, Monte
    1955 - Murray, George
    1959 - Bell, Ralph

    1960 - McIlveen, Irish
    1963 - Flythe, Stu
    1963 - Emmer, Frank
    1981 - Ciola, Lou
    1982 - Vines, Bob
    1983 - Jones, Willie
    1990 - Etten, Nick
    1996 - Klumpp, Elmer
    2001 - Fain, Ferris

    2011 - Ranew, Merritt
    2014 - Lucier, Lou







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    On October 19 in Baseball History...

    1913 - The Giants and White Sox, fortified with other players, start their world tour in Cincinnati. After a 31-game tour to Seattle, they will head for the Philippines, Australia, China and Japan.

    1932 - The BBWAA MVP awards are announced, with Jimmie Foxx winning in the AL and Chuck Klein in the NL.

    1932 - Receiving all six first place votes, Chuck Klein (.348, 38, 137) is named the National League's Most Valuable Player. The 27-year outfielder becomes the first Phillies player to win the award.

    1949 - In one of their best trades in franchise history, the White Sox obtain future Hall of Famer Nellie Fox from the A's in exchange for catcher Joe Tipton. The hard-nosed second baseman will lead the league in hits four times and will win the 1959 American League MVP during his 14-year tenure with the team.

    1964 - Fred Hutchinson, who compiled a 443-372 (.544) record and won the 1961 National League pennant during his six seasons with the team, formally resigns as manager the Reds. The 44 year-old much-respected skipper, after a courageous battle against lung cancer, will die three weeks later in Bradenton, Florida.

    1964 - Harry Walker is named as the skipper of the Pirates replacing Danny Murtaugh, who will return to the field as an interim manager when his successor is fired during the 1967 season. During his two-plus years in the Pittsburgh dugout, 'the Hat' compiles a respectable 224-184 (.549) record, but is let go after his team plays .500 ball after competing for the National League flag the previous two seasons.

    1972 - The Oakland A's rallied for two ninth-inning runs for a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds to even the World Series after four games.

    1976 - The Cincinnati Reds took a commanding 3-0 lead over the New York Yankees in the World Series with a 6-2 victory at Yankee Stadium. Cincinnati's designated hitter Dan Driessen had a single, double, home run and a walk to lead the attack. Jim Mason had a solo homer in the seventh inning for the only home run by the Yankees in the Series.

    1978 - The White Sox fire Larry Doby‚ who posted a 37-50 record for the fifth-place team as a mid-season replacement for skipper Bob Lemon. Owner Bill Veeck names 35 year-old shortstop Don Kessinger, who was obtained from St. Louis at end of the 1977 campaign, as the club's player-manager for next season.

    1980 - A ninth-inning rally for two runs against Kansas City's Dan Quisenberry gives Game Five to the Phillies by a 4-3 margin.

    1981 - The first Canadian pennant hopes are dashed when Dodger Rick Monday's ninth inning two-out dramatic home run beats the Expos, 2-1, in the deciding game of the NLCS. It will be the first and last time in franchise history the team makes it into the postseason until 2012 when the Washington Nationals, the team's new name and home for past seven seasons, finishes first in the National League East Division.

    1982 - The Cards sit through two rain delays to easily win Game Six of the World Series by a 13-1 score over Milwaukee.

    1985 - St. Louis ace John Tudor is a 3-1 winner in the World Series opener against in-state opponent Kansas City.

    1986 - At Shea Stadium, Steve Crawford is the winning pitcher in the Red Sox 9-3 victory over the Mets in Game 2 of the World Series. The right-handed reliever, who was 0-2 before the start of the postseason, becomes the first hurler to win a Fall Classic contest after being winless during the regular season. The Red Sox had 18 hits, and battered Dwight Gooden for six runs in five innings.

    1987 - Billy Martin is named manager of the Yankees for a fifth time, replacing Lou Piniella, who replaced Martin and is moved to general manager. Piniella led the Yankees to an 89-73 record in 1987, fourth in the AL East.

    1988 - The Dodgers take advantage of Oakland errors to beat Dave Stewart 4-3 in Game Four.

    1990 - Cincinnati moves within one game of a shocking World Series sweep by beating Oakland 8-3 in Game Three. Chris Sabo slugs a pair of home runs for the Reds.

    1993 - Paul Molitor comes within a double of hitting for the cycle as Toronto takes a 2-1 World Series lead in Philadelphia. Roberto Alomar adds four hits to back winner Pat Hentgen in a 10-3 romp.

    2000 - Dusty Baker, who led the Giants to a National League West flag with baseball's best record (97-65), reaches agreement with the Giants on a two-year contract extension. The pact makes the two-time National League Manager of the Year the second highest-paid skipper in the majors.

    2002 - Tsuyoshi Shinjo, the Giants' designated hitter, becomes the first Japanese-born player to appear in the World Series. The Osaka native gets a hit in his three trips to the plate in the team's 4-3 victory over the Angels in Game 1 of the Fall Classic.

    2002 - At Edison International Field of Anaheim, the Giants edge the Angels in Game 1 of the Fall Classic, 4-3. It is the first time two wild card teams have faced one another in the World Series.

    2004 - In an ALCS game which features two reversed calls by the umpires, the Red Sox become the first team in baseball history after trailing the series 0-3 to force a Game 7. Boston, who was three outs from being swept in Game 4, gets an outstanding pitching performance from Curt Schilling, playing with a dislocated ankle tendon, to beat the Yankees at the stadium, 4-2.

    2004 - In a pivotal play of Game 6 of the ALCS played at Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez is ruled out for interference after slapping the ball from Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo's glove. As a result Derek Jeter, who had scored, is ordered back to first with two outs rather than one, killing a potential rally in New York's eventual 4-2 loss to Boston.

    2005 - The Astros, one of six teams to never to have played in the World Series, break the franchise’s 43-year drought and advance to the Fall Classic beating the Cardinals in the NLCS, 5-1. Houston had been close before, coming up short five times in their history in a game with the NL flag on the line, including being one strike away in Game 5 before Albert Pujols dashed the hometown dreams by hitting a two-strike, two out three-run ninth-inning homer forcing a Game 6 in St. Louis.

    2006 - For a new generation of fans, the term "the Catch" may conjure up memories of Endy Chavez's NLCS Game 7 leaping catch at Shea's left field fence with his outstretched glove grabbing a ball destined to be a Scott Rolen two-run home run and starting an unbelievable double play. The heroics are overshadowed in the ninth inning as Yadier Molina hits a two-run homer and Carlos Beltran, who has the best HR ratio (11/81) in postseason history, looks at a third strike with the bases loaded with Mets giving the Cardinals a 3-1 victory and the pennant.

    2006 - Nicole Sherry becomes the second woman to be named the head groundskeeper of a major league team when the Orioles ask her to lead the crew taking care of Camden Yards. The Wilmington, Delaware native joins Heather Nabozny, who has been in the same position with the Tigers since 1999.

    2007 - After 12 seasons and 12 playoff appearances including 10 AL East titles, six pennants and four world championships, manager Joe Torre rejects the Yankees' overture which calls for a pay cut. The non-negotiable offer - a one-year, $5 million deal with $1 million incentives per playoff round and an $8 million option for 2009 if the Yankees reached next year's World Series - was considered by many to be insulting and a ploy to oust the popular manager without upsetting the team's fans.

    2007 - Trey Hillman, a successful skipper in the minors and in Japan, is hired by the Royals to manage their club. The 44-year old current Nippon Ham Fighters manager, who has never played, coached or managed in the big leagues, spent 13 years in the dugout in the Yankees' minor leagues and was named manager of the year three times.

    2008 - Behind the solid performance of starter Matt Garza and the stellar relief work of rookie David Price to finish the game, which included striking out J.D. Drew with the bases loaded to end the eighth, the hometown Rays beat the defending world champion Red Sox, 3-1, in the decisive Game 7 of the ALCS to win their first American League pennant. After posting the worst record in baseball last season, the Rays advance to the World Series and will host the Phillies in Game 1 of the Fall Classic at Tropicana Field.

    2009 - Kenji Johjima, the first Japanese catcher in major league history, surprises the Mariners by opting out of the final two seasons of his three-year deal. Unhappy of being benched, the 33-year old struggling backstop walks away from $15.8 million to finish his career in Japan.

    2010 - The Yankees pay tribute to Freddy Schuman, a fan favorite at the ballpark since 1988 due to his signs and the rhythmic banging of a spoon against a skillet, by putting some of his memorabilia inside Gate 4 at the Stadium, and with a moment of silence prior to Game 4 of the ALCS. The fans also show their appreciation of 85-year old iconic “Freddy Sez” when they photographed friends banging his displayed pan, and with their chanting of “Fred-dy! Fred-dy!” during the contest against the Rangers.

    2010 - The Nationals sign general manager Mike Rizzo to a five-year contract extension, promoting him to the executive vice president of baseball operations for the organization. The new position, made available when team president Stan Kasten resigned, gives the 48-year old more control over the franchise as well as a direct line to the team's ownership, including principal owner Ted Lerner.

    2010 - The Cubs select Mike Quade, Lou Pinella's interim replacement who guided the team to a 24-13 record during the last six weeks of the season, as the franchise's newest manager. Triple-A Iowa skipper and a Hall of Fame icon Ryne Sandberg, a finalist in the selection process, was thought to be the front-runner for the position.

    2012 - Rays closer Fernando Rodney is named the AL Comeback Player of the Year after the reliever establishes the all-time MLB mark with a 0.60 ERA and sets the franchise’s saves record with 48. Prior to playing for Tampa Bay, the 35 year-old right-hander struggled for two seasons with the Angels, saving just 17 games during his tenure with the Halos.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 19...

    1874 - McCreery, Tom
    1876 - Brown, Mordecai
    1884 - Miller, Walt
    1887 - Snodgrass, Fred
    1890 - Sawyer, Carl
    1892 - Driscoll, Michael
    1893 - Christenbury, Lloyd
    1894 - McCabe, Tim
    1896 - O'Farrell, Bob
    1897 - Lovelace, Tom
    1898 - Welch, Herb
    1905 - Meola, Mike
    1913 - Brazle, Al
    1915 - Nahem, Sam
    1916 - McLeod, Ralph
    1917 - Zachary, Chink
    1919 - Niemes, Jack
    1930 - Koppe, Joe
    1931 - Leppert, Don
    1933 - Alvarez, Ossie
    1937 - Bond, Walt
    1938 - Roznovsky, Vic
    1943 - Davis, Brock
    1943 - Alomar, Sandy

    1945 - Taylor, Gary
    1945 - Gallagher, Al
    1946 - Bogle, Warren
    1948 - Lanier, Rimp
    1956 - Barranca, German
    1957 - Palmer, David
    1960 - Davis, Mark
    1961 - Belcher, Tim

    1962 - Peraza, Oswaldo
    1964 - Perez, Mike
    1965 - Taylor, Wade
    1965 - Gardiner, Mike
    1965 - Haas, Dave
    1966 - Veres, Dave
    1969 - Dickson, Lance
    1972 - Foulke, Keith
    1972 - McEwing, Joe

    1972 - Newfield, Marc
    1975 - Estrada, Horacio
    1976 - Austin, Jeff
    1976 - Shiell, Jason
    1976 - Young, Mike
    1977 - Ramos, Mario
    1977 - Ruiz, Randy
    1980 - Bautista, Jose
    1980 - Davis, Rajai
    1982 - Happ, J.A.
    1984 - McDonald, James
    1984 - Schlichting, Travis
    1984 - Tomlin, Josh
    1986 - Descalso, Daniel
    1987 - Holdzkom, John
    1989 - Mazzoni, Cory
    1989 - Smith, Carson
    1990 - Lyles, Jordan
    1990 - Matzek, Tyler
    1992 - Tuivailala, Samuel
    1994 - Santander, Anthony

    Baseball Deaths on October 19...

    1915 - McKelvy, Russ
    1925 - Carney, John
    1928 - DeMiller, Harry
    1935 - Doan, Walt
    1936 - Jones, Jack
    1939 - Downs, Red
    1949 - Steele, Bill
    1950 - Gervais, Lefty
    1951 - Haberer, Emil
    1954 - Duffy, Hugh
    1960 - McCreery, Ed
    1964 - Hartley, Grover
    1967 - Garibaldi, Art
    1975 - Kibbie, Hod
    1982 - Bradley, George
    1984 - Lundgren, Del
    1986 - Pipgras, George
    1988 - Burgo, Bill
    1992 - Donald, Atley
    1993 - Kerr, John

    1999 - Katt, Ray
    2001 - Mulcahy, Hugh
    2001 - Murray, Joe
    2005 - Carpenter, Bob
    2005 - Mrozinski, Ron
    2008 - Stringer, Lou
    2014 - Keegan, Ed
    2016 - Kirrene, Joe




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« Reply #4447 on: October 19, 2017, 12:08:21 am »

This Date In White Sox History - October 19th

October 19, 1949 - In one of their best trades in franchise history, the White Sox obtain future Hall of Famer Nellie Fox from the A's in exchange for catcher Joe Tipton. The hard-nosed second baseman will lead the league in hits four times and will win the 1959 American League MVP during his 14-year tenure with the team.

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« Reply #4448 on: October 20, 2017, 12:11:30 am »

    On October 20 in Baseball History...

    1910 - Philadelphia's Jack Coombs, on one day of rest, had a complete game victory to beat the Chicago Cubs 12-5 and give the Athletics a 3-0 lead in the World Series. Coombs also had three hits and drove in three runs in the game.

    1931 - Mickey Mantle, the 'Commerce Comet' is born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma. The newborn's dad names his son after Mickey Cochrane not realizing the major leaguer catcher's real name is not Mickey but Gordon. The future Yankee outfielder is glad his father was not aware of this fact.

    1931 - Frankie Frisch‚ known as the Fordham Flash, is selected as the National League's Most Valuable Player. The Cardinals' second baseman ( .311, 4, 82) is the on-field leader of the World Champion Redbirds.

    1935 - Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the Baseball Writers. Wes Ferrell is runner-up.

    1936 - Carl Hubbell (26-6) edges out Dizzy Dean (24-13) for MVP honors in the NL.

    1960 - Coach Ralph Houk, 41, is named to succeed Casey Stengel as manager of the Yankees. He briefly led the Yankees in 1960 when Stengel was hospitalized.

    1964 - Johnny Keane, three days after resigning as manager of the World Champion Cardinals, replaces Yogi Berra as the Yankees' field boss.

    1964 - Red Schoendienst, a popular former player, is named as the Cardinals new manager replacing Johnny Keane, who resigned the day following the team's Game 7 Fall Classic victory over New York. Albert will compile a 1,041-955 record for the Redbirds during 12 full seasons and two stints in 1980 and 1990 as interim skipper, capturing a World Championship in 1967 and a NL pennant in 1968.

    1967 - Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy the first manager of the Oakland A's.

    1972 - In the fifth game of the World Series, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds homered on the first pitch of the game from Oakland's Catfish Hunter, and the Reds went on to win 5-4.

    1973 - Reggie Jackson of Oakland had RBI doubles in the first and third innings to lead the A's to a 3-1 victory over the New York Mets and set up a seventh game in the World Series.

    1982 - The Brewers, playing in their first World Series, are unable to hold on to a 3-1 lead in Game 7, when the Cardinals, thanks to Keith Hernandez's two-run sixth inning single, beats Milwaukee, 6-3. It’s the Redbirds' first world championship since 1967.

    1985 - After giving up just two hits in eight innings, Royals southpaw Charlie Leibrandt is raked with three two-out hits and loses 4-2. St. Louis has a 2-0 Series lead.

    1987 - Twins right-hander starter Les Straker becomes the first Venezuelan to pitch in the World Series. At Busch Stadium, the Ciudad Bolivar native blanks the Cardinals for six innings on four hits before being removed for a pinch hitter. The Cards get all their runs against the Twins in the seventh inning to win Game Three 3-1.

    1988 - Orel Hershiser pitched a four-hitter and Mickey Hatcher and Mike Davis hit two-run homers to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics and the World Series title in five games. Hershiser became only the third player to win the MVP in both the playoffs and the World Series.

    1990 - The Reds complete their four-game World Series sweep over the heavily favored A's. Jose Rijo, with ninth inning help from Randy Myers, wins his second game of the series.

    1993 - Devon White's two-run triple capped a six-run eighth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 15-14 victory over the Phillies and a 3-1 World Series lead. The 29 runs shattered the Series record of 22 set in Game 2 in 1936, when the Yankees beat the New York Giants 18-4. It was also the longest nine-inning game in series history - 4 hours, 14 minutes.

    1993 - Calling balls and strikes during Game 4 at Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium, Charlie Williams becomes the first black umpire to work home plate during a World Series.

    1994 - Receiving all 28 first place votes, Raul Mondesi (.306, 16, 56) is named the National League's Rookie of the Year. The Los Angeles rightfielder, who easily outdistanced Astros' hurler John Hudek and Braves' outfielder Ryan Klesko, is the third consecutive Dodger to win the award.

    1996 - Andruw Jones becomes the fourth rookie in baseball history to hit two home runs in the same World Series game when he goes deep twice in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium. The Braves' center fielder joins Charlie Keller (1939 - Yankees), Tony Kubek (1957 - Yankees) and Willie McGee (1982 - Cardinals) in accomplishing the feat.

    2000 - The major league play-by-play broadcasters and color commentators select Carlos Delgado and Todd Helton as the recipients of the Hank Aaron Award. The honor, established last year, recognizes the Blue Jay and Rockies first basemen as the best overall hitters in each league.

    2000 - Toronto signs Carlos Delgado to a record four-year $68 million contract. The Blue Jay first baseman's average salary of $17 million is the richest in major league history.

    2002 - Twenty-year old Venezuelan right hander Francisco Rodriguez becomes the youngest pitcher ever to win a World Series game. With just 15 days of major league experience, K-Rod throws 37 pitches retiring nine consecutive batters in three innings to pick up the victory when the Angels outslug the Giants in Game 2 of the Fall Classic, 11-10.

    2004 - After losing the first three games of the ALCS, the Red Sox win four consecutive games to win the American League pennant beating the Yankees in the Bronx, 10-3. Johnny Damon’s two home runs, including a grand slam in the fourth, and Derek Lowe’s solid pitching performance help Boston to join the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1975 New York Islanders as the only teams in the history of professional sports to overcome a 3-0 series deficit to win a seven-game series.

    2008 - The Cubs and Jim Hendry agreed to a four-year contract extension season. The deal, which will expire in 2012 and extend into the tenure of the club's new ownership, is the general manager's reward for the team's best regular season showing in more than sixty years en route to its second consecutive National League Central title.

    2008 - Two storied franchises, the NFL Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees, form a partnership which will handle concession and merchandise sales at the clubs’ new stadiums. The company, known as Legends Hospitality Management, LLC, and founded in cooperation with Goldman Sachs and CIC Partners, envisions expanding its services to other other professional franchises and college programs.

    2009 - The Brewers hire Rick Peterson as their pitching coach to improve the club's woeful starting pitching which posted a 5.37 ERA last season. The 54-year old pitching guru, known for his focus on motion analysis, is reunited with bench coach Willie Randolph and skipper Ken Macha, who were his former managers with the Mets and the A's, teams he toiled for in a similar role.

    2010 - Ted Lilly signs a three-year, $33 million deal to remain with the Dodgers. The 34-year old southpaw, obtained from the Cubs in early August, compiled a 7-4 record with a 3.52 ERA in 12 starts for LA, including victories in the first five starts for his new team.

    2012 - The Red Sox select John Farrell as their new manager to replace Bobby Valentine, who was fired a day after the season ended after piloting the club to a last-place finish in his only year in the Boston dugout. The team's new skipper, who spent the previous two seasons managing the Blue Jays, is obtained from Toronto by sending infielder Mike Aviles north of the border as compensation for the opportunity to hire their former pitching coach.

    2012 - After agreeing to pay $8 million of the remaining $21 million they owe to Heath Bell, the Marlins deal their disappointing closer to the Diamondbacks in a three-team trade in which Miami obtains 22 year-old minor league shortstop Yordy Cabrera, acquired by Arizona along with Cliff Pennington from the A's for outfielder Chris Young. The 35 year-old right-handed reliever is expected to setup closer J. J. Putz, who earlier in the day had his $6.5 million option picked-up by the D-Backs.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 20...

    1862 - Sullivan, Marty
    1863 - Hartnett, Pat
    1864 - Fields, Jocko
    1871 - Roach, Skel
    1883 - Barrows, Cuke

    1894 - Coyne, Toots
    1894 - Russell, John

    1896 - Matthews, Wid
    1897 - Statz, Jigger
    1897 - Connelly, Tom
    1900 - Uchrinscko, Jimmy
    1903 - Campbell, Archie
    1909 - Campbell, Bruce
    1915 - Resinger, Grover

    1919 - Franklin, Jack
    1920 - McGlothin, Pat
    1920 - Ramsey, Bill
    1926 - Brinkopf, Leon
    1928 - Micelotta, Mickey
    1930 - Froats, Bill
    1931 - Mantle, Mickey
    1937 - Marichal, Juan
    1943 - Floyd, Bobby
    1947 - Batista, Rafael
    1947 - Robles, Rafael
    1952 - Collins, Dave
    1953 - Hernandez, Keith
    1957 - Ownbey, Rick
    1959 - Heinkel, Don
    1961 - Smith, Keith
    1962 - Asadoor, Randy
    1963 - Encarnacion, Luis
    1966 - Hurst, Jonathan
    1967 - Pulliam, Harvey
    1968 - Seanez, Rudy
    1969 - Gonzalez, Juan
    1979 - Coleman, Choo
    1980 - Veras, Jose
    1987 - Cabrera, Edwar
    1988 - Mariot, Michael
    1988 - Schlosser, Gus
    1990 - Blach, Ty
    1992 - Goeddel, Tyler

    Baseball Deaths on October 20...

    1898 - Foley, Curry
    1906 - Ewing, Buck
    1912 - Skopec, John

    1921 - Hardy, Jack
    1922 - Maney, Vincent
    1932 - Eustace, Frank
    1933 - Gertenrich, Lou
    1934 - Greene, Paddy
    1936 - Kelb, George
    1948 - Kusel, Ed
    1949 - Rudolph, Dick
    1958 - Dawson, Rex
    1960 - Groh, Lew
    1962 - Murchison, Tim
    1964 - Whitehead, John

    1968 - Barber, Turner
    1972 - Russell, Allen
    1973 - Miller, Red
    1976 - Muller, Freddie
    1979 - Slapnicka, Cy
    1985 - Goldsmith, Hal
    1992 - Wilhelm, Spider
    1999 - Turner, Earl
    2002 - Harder, Mel
    2004 - Hiller, Chuck
    2008 - Lutz, Joe
    2010 - Clark, Otey
    2010 - Jennings, Bill
    2010 - Roig, Tony
    2012 - May, Dave
    2014 - Dunegan, Jim




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    On October 21 in Baseball History...

    1957 - With major league baseball coming to the Bay Area, the Giants buy the single A minor league team in Arizona for the purpose of moving the San Francisco Seals to the nearby desert. Their new farm team will be known as the Phoenix Giants.

    1964 - After just 11 years in Milwaukee, the Braves Board of Directors votes to ask the NL for permission to move to Atlanta. Milwaukee County officials sue to block the move.

    1972 - The Reds send the World Series to its seventh game with an 8-1 victory in Game Six, the only one of the Series decided by more than one run. Johnny Bench has a home run and Bobby Tolan and Cesar Geronimo each drive in two.

    1973 - Bert Campaneris and Reggie Jackson hit two-run homers in the third inning as the Oakland A's defeated the New York Mets 5-2 in Game 7 of the World Series.

    1973 - In Game Seven, the hometown A's capture their second consecutive World Championship defeating the Mets, 5-2, when Darold Knowles, coming out of the bullpen with two outs and two on in the ninth, gets Wayne Garrett to pop out. The 31 year-old southpaw reliever, who hurls 6.1 Fall Classic innings without giving up an earned run en route to recording two saves, is the first pitcher to appear in all seven games of a World Series.

    1975 - In the bottom of the 12th inning of Game Six at Fenway Park, Red Sox backstop Carlton Fisk hits one of the most dramatic home runs in major league history forcing a seventh game with the Reds. This event was chosen as one of baseball's most memorable moments in 2002.

    1976 - The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series in four games with a 7-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Johnny Bench had two home runs for five RBIs. It was the Reds' second straight championship and marked the first time a team had swept the playoffs and World Series.

    1980 - In Game 6 in front of 65,838 fans at Veterans Stadium, the Phillies win their first World Series ever in the 98-year history of the franchise by defeating the Royals, 4-1. Winning pitcher Steve Carlton limits Kansas City to 4 hits in seven innings and Tug McGraw hurls the last two frames to pick up the save.

    1982 - An estimated 150,000 people line Wisconsin Avenue on a chilly day in Milwaukee to cheer for their Brewers, who suffered a crushing defeat in Game 7 of the World Series last night. Following the parade, the fans continue to show their support for the team at County Stadium by chanting “M-V-P! M-V-P!” when shortstop Robin Yount appears in the left field corner of the ballpark on his motorcycle and rides around the warning track acknowledging the admiration.

    1986 - After losing the first two World Series games at home, the Mets beat the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 7-1. Lenny Dykstra's first inning home run marks the third time in history in which the Mets lead off hitter has homered in the initial inning of Game 3 of the Fall Classic. The feat was also accomplished by Tommy Agee (1969) and Wayne Garrett (1973).

    1987 - With the help of a three-run home run by Tom Lawless, St. Louis evens the World Series with a 7-2 win.

    1993 - The night after Toronto wins a 15-14 slugfest, Philadelphia's Curt Schilling outduels Juan Guzman 2-0 in Game Five to send the Series back to Toronto.

    1996 - It's vintage Greg Maddux. The Atlanta hurler holds the Yankees to six hits in eight innings and Fred McGriff drives in three runs in a 4-0 win in Game Two.

    1996 - After being awarded one of the two expansion franchises for Triple-A by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Durham officially becomes the home of the Devil Rays' top farm club beginning in 1998. Tampa Bay and Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc. jointly own the new North Carolina franchise, but the team will continue to be called the Bulls.

    1998 - The New York Yankees closed out their historic season with 3-0 victory at San Diego, sweeping the Padres in four games to win their record 24th World Series championship. The Game 4 victory gave the Yankees 125 wins against 50 losses - for a .714 winning percentage, the best in the majors since their Murderers' Row club of 1927. Their AL-record 114 regular-season victories were the most ever for a champion.

    2000 - In the longest World Series game ever played, the Yankees take Game 1 of the Subway Series, thanks to Jose Vizcaino's 12th inning two-out single, defeating the Mets, 4-3 in four hours and fifty-one minutes. The victory surpasses the streak established by the Murderers' Row clubs as the present Bronx Bombers win their 13th consecutive World Series game.

    2002 - Florida team president David Samson, in an effort to get fans "falling back in love with the Marlins,'' announces plans which includes free hot dogs and a cozier atmosphere at Pro Player Stadium. The average crowd of 10,038 per home game, more than a third less than the previous season, was next-to-last in the major leagues in attendance this year.

    2004 - At Busch Stadium, the Cardinals advance to the World Series for the first time in 17 years. The Redbirds capture the National League pennant beating Roger Clemens and the Astros in Game 7 of an exciting NLCS, 5-2.

    2005 - On the eve of the World Series beginning in Chicago, Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) sponsor a resolution in the U.S. Senate calling for ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson to be ``appropriately honored for his outstanding baseball accomplishments.'' The former White Sox outfielder, considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the game, was banned from baseball for life by commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis for his role in 1919 ‘Black Sox’ Fall Classic fix .

    2006 - In the first match up of rookies to start Game 1 of the World Series, Anthony Reyes bests Justin Verlander as the visiting Cardinals beat the Tigers at Comerica Park, 7-2. The 25-year old right-hander allows 2 runs and 4 hits striking out 5 Redbirds in eight innings of work.

    2006 - After hosting Super Bowl XL at Ford Field in February, Detroit becomes just the second city to host both a Super Bowl and a World Series in the same calendar year. San Diego was the site of the NFL Championship game and Fall Classic in 1998.

    2009 - In Game 5 of the NLCS the Phillies defeat the Dodgers capturing their second straight pennant. Philadelphia, with their 10-4 victory at Citizens Bank Park, becomes the first National League team to repeat the feat since the Braves won consecutive flags in 1995-96.

    2009 - When he is issued a first-inning walk by L.A.'s starter Vicente Padilla in Game 5 of the NLCS, Chase Utley ties a postseason record by reaching base in 25 consecutive contests. The slugging second baseman, who has reached base in every postseason game in which he has participated except for his first in 2007, equals Boog Powell's mark established from 1966-1971 playing for the Orioles.

    2009 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Alejandro de Aza from the Florida Marlins on waivers.

    2010 - Pleased to be staying in Detroit, Brandon Inge signs an $11.5 million, two-year deal to remain with the Tigers. The 33-year old infielder, prone to striking out, is better known for his defensive prowess at third base than for his hitting.

    2012 - The Toronto Blue Jays traded David Carpenter and  manager John Farrell to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Mike Aviles.

    2014 - During Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium, Laurence Leavy, better known as the Marlin Man, is approach by a Royals representative, who informs him the Kansas City owner is upset with his bright orange Miami jersey that is diverting attention from the home team on national television. Although he is offered a variety of inducements, including autographed memorabilia and an opportunity to sit in the luxury boxes, the workers comp attorney refuses to remove his colorful garb, choosing to remain in his $8,000 seat behind home plate.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 21...

    1863 - Rooks, George
    1864 - Lohman, Pete
    1877 - Harris, Charlie
    1880 - Hayden, Jack
    1884 - Lelivelt, Bill
    1885 - Fisher, Gus
    1887 - Quinlan, Finners
    1887 - Corhan, Roy
    1888 - Scheer, Al
    1909 - Lee, Bill
    1913 - Christman, Mark
    1916 - Bevens, Bill
    1916 - Carnett, Eddie
    1917 - Prichard, Bob
    1917 - Papish, Frank
    1918 - McCabe, Ralph
    1922 - Partenheimer, Stan
    1928 - Ford, Whitey
    1928 - Thomas, Valmy
    1933 - Goryl, Johnny
    1940 - Uhlaender, Ted
    1941 - Davis, Ron
    1948 - Russell, Bill
    1949 - James, Skip
    1951 - Pruitt, Ron
    1953 - Eichelberger, Juan
    1954 - Drumright, Keith
    1955 - Garvin, Jerry
    1959 - Bell, George

    1960 - Stubbs, Franklin
    1966 - Batiste, Kevin
    1967 - Flaherty, John
    1969 - Smith, Chuck
    1970 - Wilkins, Marc
    1973 - Corey, Bryan
    1975 - Hall, Toby

    1978 - Gonzalez, Dicky
    1979 - Greene, Khalil
    1979 - Gross, Gabe
    1979 - Holm, Steve
    1979 - Spooneybarger, Tim
    1980 - Cate, Troy
    1980 - Coutlangus, Jon
    1981 - Perez, Beltran
    1982 - Henderson, Jim
    1983 - Fien, Casey
    1983 - Greinke, Zack
    1984 - Herrera, Danny Ray
    1984 - Lobaton, Jose
    1986 - Lee, Chen
    1987 - De Fratus, Justin
    1989 - Barnes, Dan
    1994 - Ruiz, Jose

    Baseball Deaths on October 21...

    1891 - Daily, Ed
    1912 - Waitt, Charlie
    1918 - Chapman, Harry
    1923 - Sheehan, Biff
    1925 - Goodwin, Marv
    1936 - Mason, Charlie
    1954 - Gardiner, Art
    1958 - Long, Lep
    1959 - Rieger, Elmer
    1960 - Tuero, Oscar
    1961 - Gleason, Harry
    1965 - Nagelsen, Lou
    1968 - Killilay, Jack
    1969 - Richmond, Ray
    1981 - Robertson, Gene
    1984 - Rigney, Johnny

    1988 - Otero, Reggie
    1990 - Waddey, Frank
    1991 - Hamby, Jim
    1991 - Coombs, Bobby
    1992 - Dwyer, Double Joe
    1993 - Belardi, Wayne
    1995 - Pinson, Vada
    1997 - Camilli, Dolph
    1998 - Haugstad, Phil
    2004 - Bucher, Jim
    2008 - Crawford, Jake
    2015 - Robertson, Jim



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