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    On May 28 in Baseball History...


    1918 - Bullet Joe Bush hurls a one-hitter against the White Sox and also drives in the game's lone run in the Red Sox's victory at Fenway Park. The only Chicago hit off the Boston right-hander is the result of Happy Felsch throwing his bat at the ball on a hit-and-run play.


    1939 - Over two successive games, George Selkirk hits four homers in four at-bats against the same pitcher. The Yankee outfielder victimized A's starter Robert Joyce with two homers yesterday and continued the assault against him today with two more round-trippers when the right-hander comes into the game in relief.

    1941 - Prior to the first major league game played at night in Washington, D.C., Senator legend Walter Johnson throws a strike through a beam of light triggering a switch that illuminates Griffith Stadium. On the field, things are not as bright for the home team when it suffers its tenth consecutive setback, a 6-5 loss to the Yankees.

    1946 - General Electric president Charles E. Wilson throws out the ceremonial first pitch in the first night game played at Yankee Stadium. In front of 49,917 fans, Washington beats the Bronx Bombers, 2-1, when Dutch Leonard goes the distance throwing a six-hitter to improve his spotless record to 5-0.

    1951 - After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his first major-league hit, a home run off Braves pitcher Warren Spahn.  Ironically it is the first of 18 home runs the 'Say Hey Kid' will hit off the Hall of Fame hurler, the most he will hit off any one pitcher.  The Giants lose the game 4-1.

    1952 - The Giants Willie Mays enters the army. Although Mays is hitting just .236, the Giants are two and a half games up, in first place. They will lose eight of their next ten games.

    1956 - Pirates first baseman Dale Long hits his eighth home run in eight games. This major league record will be later tied by Yankee first baseman Don Mattingly (1987) and Mariner outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr (1993).

    1957 -     With a unanimous vote, National League owners grant permission to allow both the Dodgers and Giants to move their clubs to the West Coast if the clubs so desire. There will not be a National League team in New York next season.

    1961 - After losing the first game 14-9 at home to Chicago, the Yankees take the nightcap 5-3 with the help of a Roger Maris home run. Maris's ninth home run of the season is one of 27 hit in today's seven A.L. games — a record. Twelve more homers in four N.L. games make a total of 39, a one-day major-league record for 11 games in both leagues.


    1968 - The A.L. owners agree to the following divisional alignment for 1969: Eastern: Boston, New York, Cleveland, Baltimore, Washington, Detroit. Western: Chicago, Kansas City, Minnesota, Seattle, Oakland, California.

    1971 - Clete Boyer, involved in a dispute with Braves owner Paul Richards and manager Lum Harris over alleged silly rules and mismanagement, gets his release and retires. Boyer had hit safely in the last nine games of his career, including five home runs and 14 RBI.

    1976 - Ron LeFlore's 31-game hitting streak comes to when Ed Figueroa and Tippy Martinez hold the him hitless in four at-bats in Detroit's 9-5 loss to the Yankees. The Tiger outfielder's span of consecutive games with at least one hit, the longest American League hitting streak in 27 years, began on the final day of last season.

    1979 - George Brett hits for the cycle in the Royals' 5-4 victory over Baltimore. The third baseman's second home run of the game gives Kansas City a 5-4 walk-off victory in the bottom of the 16th inning.

    1982 - During an argument with the umpires, Durham Bulls skipper Bobby Dews throws second base into the stands and then takes off his jersey and powders under his arms with the rosin bag before kicking it into the air..

    1986 - In his second start for the White Sox since being recalled from Triple-A Buffalo, Joe Cowley sets a major-league record by striking out the first seven Rangers he faces, but still surrenders six runs in 4 1/3 innings and loses 6-3. Cowley's record will be broken by Jim Deshaies before season's end.


    1987 - Mike Young becomes only the fifth major leaguer to hit two extra-inning home runs in same game when the he goes deep in the 10th and 12th frames. The Orioles DH's second overtime round-tripper gives the Birds an 8-7 walk-off victory over the Halos at Memorial Stadium.

    1994 - Minnesota's Dave Winfield passes former Twin Rod Carew to move into 15th place on the all-time list with career hit 3,054.

    1995 - The White Sox and Tigers combine for a major-league record 12 home runs at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers hit seven home runs, but still lose the 14-12 slugfest.


    1996 - In the Orioles' 12-8 win over Seattle at the Kingdome, Cal Ripken blasts three home runs. The Baltimore shortstop's grand slam and two two-run homers adds up to a career-high eight RBIs.

    1998 - In the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and his team leading the Giants 8-6, Diamondbacks' manager Buck Showalter orders that Barry Bonds be intentionally walked with the bases loaded by reliever Gregg Olson. The free pass works when the next batter, Brett Mayne, lines outs to deep center field giving Arizona an 8-7 victory at Candlestick Park.

    2000 - The Diamondbacks team-record 11-game home winning streak is halted by the Brewers. Marquis Grissom's RBI single in the 11th inning is the difference in the 4-3 loss to Milwaukee.

    2000 - The Astros set a team record by homering in their 15th straight game. Ken Caminiti and Lance Berkman each go deep in the team's 4-3 victory over Atlanta at Enron Field.

    2000 - The Angels, for the first time in franchise history, hit four homers in one inning. In the fifth frame of the Halos, 11-4 victory, Darin Erstad, Mo Vaughn, Tim Salmon and Garret Anderson all go yard.

    2001 - In an 11-inning slugfest with Colorado, LA catcher Paul Lo Duca goes 6-for-6 in the team's 11-10 victory at Dodger Stadium. The backstop's five singles and a three-run homer tie a National League record for hits in an extra-inning game.

    2001 - Marlin skipper John Boles (22-26, 8.5 GB) is fired a day after reliever Dan Miceli blasts the skipper and his coaching staff for their lack of major league playing experience. Tony Perez, a Hall of Famer, is named to take over the team an interim basis.

    2003 - When Rafael Furcal, Mark DeRosa and Gary Sheffield all go deep off Reds' Jeff Austin in the bottom of the first inning, the Braves become only the second team in big league history to begin a game with three consecutive home runs. In San Diego's home opener in 1987, the Padres wasted no time making up a two-run first inning deficit as each of the first three batters, Marvell Wynn, Tony Gwynn, and John Kruk, all went yard in the bottom of the first inning off Giant starter Roger Mason.

    2004 - Saving the Yankees’ 7-5 win over the Devil Rays in Tampa Bay, Mariano Rivera notches his 300th career save. The Panama City native becomes the first Yankee and 17th reliever in major league history to reach the milestone.

    2004 - Matt Clement becomes the twenty-first big league pitcher, and the first Cubs' hurler in over a century, to hit three batters in one inning. The right-hander ties a major league record when he plunks Bobby Hill, Jason Kendall and Craig Wilson in the fifth inning of a 5-4 loss in the first game of a doubleheader against Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

    2005 - In the eighth inning of the Red Sox's 17-1 rout over the Yankees in New York, the largest margin of victory the team has ever enjoyed against their rivals, the stadium scoreboard goes blank for a few moments when the operator cannot keep up with the Boston barrage. The BoSox’s 27 hits, one shy of a Bronx Bomber record for hits allowed, are the most collected by the club since tying the team record of 28 in June of 2003, ironically in a game also started by Carl Pavano as the opposing pitcher, but in a Marlin uniform.

    2005 - At Great American Ball Park, the number 10 joins 5 (Bench), 8 (Morgan), 24 (Perez), 20 (F. Robinson), 1 (Hutchinson), and 18 (Kluszewski) on the facade of the press box, when the Reds retire Sparky Anderson’s uniform number. As the skipper of the ‘Big Red Machine’, George Lee Anderson became the franchise’s winningest manager (863-586) and captured four NL pennants (1970, 1972, 1975-76 ) and two World Championships (1975-76).

    2005 - With three remaining games left in May, the Padres surpass the previous club record for the most wins for any one month. The 5-3 win over the Giants marked the team’s 19th victory since May 1.

    2006 - In an 11-inning slugfest at Wrigley Field, the Braves establish a new club record by hitting eight homers in a 13-12 win over the Cubs. Marcus Giles, Andruw Jones, Ryan Langerhans, Adam LaRoche (2), Brayan Pena, and Edgar Renteria (2) all go deep for Atlanta.

    2006 - At AT&T Park, Barry Bonds passes Babe Ruth on the all-time home run list taking sole possession of second place when he hits the 715th homer of his 21-year big league career. The historic homer, which comes off a 90-mph fastball thrown by Byung-Hyum Kim of the Rockies, makes the Giants outfielder the most prolific left-handed slugger in baseball history.

    2007 - Adrian Beltre strokes four extra-base hits to tie a franchise record in the Mariners' 12-5 rout of Anaheim. The Seattle third baseman collects 12 total bases with a pair of doubles and two home runs.

    2010 - The Chicago White Sox released Alan Embree.


    2010 - Matt Cain throws his second career one-hitter giving up only a two-out double to Mark Reynolds in second inning of the Giants' 5-0 victory over Arizona. In a 2006 contest, the 25-year old right-hander also limited Oakland to one hit, a seventh-inning two-bagger to Jay Payton.

    2011 - The game between Los Angeles and Florida continues as fans in a section of the upper deck seats at Dodger Stadium are evacuated due to a small fire in a nearby storage area. With plumes of smoke visible coming from the top level of the ball park on the first base side, the crowd is informed by the public address announcer that it will not be necessary to evacuate the entire stadium.

    2014 - The Cincinnati Reds signed Carlos Marmol as a free agent.



    Baseball Birthdays on May 28...


    1867 - Chiles, Pearce
    1868 - Bates, John
    1881 - Brady, King
    1887 - Thorpe, Jim
    1889 - Middleton, Jim
    1898 - Davenport, Claude
    1899 - Rice, Bob
    1900 - Barrett, Bill

    1901 - Lehr, Norm
    1907 - Olson, Marv
    1910 - Hershberger, Willard
    1918 - Malloy, Bob
    1919 - Lopatka, Art
    1919 - Nagy, Steve
    1923 - Kuzava, Bob

    1926 - Saucier, Frank
    1932 - Thomas, Carl
    1934 - Smith, Bobby Gene
    1942 - Booker, Buddy

    1946 - Jutze, Skip
    1950 - Cox, Jim
    1953 - Landestoy, Rafael
    1956 - Martz, Randy

    1957 - Gibson, Kirk
    1957 - Grant, Tom
    1958 - Olwine, Ed
    1958 - Doran, Bill
    1959 - Jeltz, Steve
    1964 - Ward, Duane
    1966 - Maksudian, Mike
    1969 - DiFelice, Mike
    1972 - Rosselli, Joe
    1972 - Brito, Tilson
    1977 - Hernandez, Alex
    1979 - Igarashi, Ryota
    1981 - Cabrera, Daniel
    1981 - Rosales, Leo
    1982 - Peralta, Jhonny
    1983 - Sanchez, Huberto
    1983 - Wade, Cory
    1988 - Bour, Justin
    1988 - Kimbrel, Craig
    1988 - Oliveros, Lester
    1990 - Stites, Matt



    Baseball Deaths on May 28...


    1919 - Wanner, Jack
    1928 - Smith, Bill
    1929 - Beard, Ollie
    1930 - Carlson, Hal
    1935 - Sullivan, Charlie
    1942 - Welday, Mike

    1942 - Bassett, Charley
    1943 - Rondeau, Henri
    1958 - Nance, Doc
    1959 - Penner, Ken
    1961 - Smith, Fred
    1962 - Anderson, George
    1963 - Mayes, Paddy
    1969 - Getz, Gus
    1972 - Gerheauser, Al
    1972 - Hasty, Bob
    1979 - Jakucki, Sig
    1986 - Douthit, Taylor
    1986 - Florence, Paul
    1991 - Cullenbine, Roy
    1992 - Schanz, Charley
    1993 - Dantonio, Fats
    2002 - Westrum, Wes
    2011 - Harris, Bill
    2012 - Parker, Harry
    2015 - Kell, Skeeter


















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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #4702 on: May 28, 2018, 12:03:31 am »
This Date In White Sox History - May 28th








May 28, 1973 - A night Wilbur Wood will never forget. Two days earlier the game between Cleveland and the White Sox was suspended by curfew tied at two after 16 innings. Rain washed out action on the 27th so when the suspended game was resumed on the 28th, it was Wood’s turn to pitch. He went out and threw five innings before the White Sox would win it 6 - 3 in 21 innings on a Dick Allen three-run walk off home run off of Indians' reliever Ed Farmer. Game one was also the MLB debut for White Sox outfielder Bill Sharp. Thirty minutes later Wood went out and started the regularly scheduled game. He would toss a complete game, four hit shut out, winning 4 - 0. Two wins in one evening! His line for the night, 14 innings pitched, one run, six hits, nine strikeouts, two wins.

Boxscores & P-B-P:

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1973/B05260CHA1973.htm

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1973/B05280CHA1973.htm




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« Reply #4703 on: May 29, 2018, 12:05:16 am »

    On May 29 in Baseball History...


    1905 - Dodger hurler Elmer Stricklett introduces the spitball helping Brooklyn to beat the Giants, 4-3.

    1922 - The Supreme Court rules that organized baseball is a sport and not a business which exempts major league clubs from antitrust laws and interstate commerce rules.

    1928 - At Ebbets Field, Bill Terry hits for the cycle to pace the Giants to a 12-5 victory over the Robins (Dodgers). The New York first baseman is the first player in major league history to include a grand slam as part of the cycle.

    1946 - In a reverse integration role, Edward Klep becomes the first white to play in the Negro leagues. In a game played in Grand Rapids, the Erie, Pennsylvania native tosses seven innings for the Cleveland Buckeyes against the American Giants in his debut with the Negro American League team.

    1951 - Baseball pitcher Billy Joe Davidson signs a record bonus that is reported to be $120,000 with the Cleveland Indians. The Marion, North Carolina native will never play a game in the majors.

    1956 - In a 10-1 loss to the Dodgers at Forbes Field, Dale Long is held hitless by Don Newcombe ending his consecutive-game home run streak. The Pirates' first baseman had established a new major league mark by homering in the last eight Pittsburgh contests.

    1959 - Gus Bell goes 5-for-5, including three consecutive home runs, helping the Reds beat the Cubs, 10-4.

    1962 - Buck (John) O'Neil, previously a scout with the Cubs, becomes the first black coach in major-league baseball after accepting a job with the organization.

    1965 - Richie Allen's 529-foot blast clears the left-center field roof, over the Coke Sign, at Connie Mack Stadium. The Phillies' third baseman's two-run prodigious poke off Chicago’s right-hander Larry Jackson proves to be the difference in Philadelphia's 4-2 victory. 

    1976 - The only home run of Joe Niekro's 22-year career comes at the expense of brother Phil as the Astros tie the Braves in the seventh, then win 4-3.

    1978 - In a 14-inning one-run loss to Pittsburgh, Phillies' outfielder Garry Maddox ties a franchise record when he swipes four bases. The Philadelphia fleet flychaser equals the mark set in 1906 by Sherry Magee, who accomplished the feat twice that season.

    1979 - At Dodger Stadium, Dusty Baker, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Garvey, Gary Thomasson, Derrel Thomas, Joe Ferguson and Davey Lopes set a team record by hitting seven home runs as the Dodgers crush the Reds, 17-6.

    1981 - The Mets trade relief pitcher Jeff Reardon and outfielder Dan Norman, who was obtained from the Reds in the 1977 Tom Seaver trade, to the Expos for Ellis Valentine.

    1982 - LaMarr Hoyt's 14-game winning streak ends as the Indians beat the White Sox, 5-2.


    1982 - Paul Splittorff pitches eight solid innings in the Royals' 14-1 rout of Texas at Arlington Stadium. The southpaw's victory makes him the all-time franchise leader with 145 wins, one more than Dennis Leonard.

    1989 - Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires. He is seventh on the all-time home run list with 548, but was hitting just .203 this season before making his tearful farewell speech.

    1990 - Rickey Henderson steals his 893rd career base in Oakland's 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays, surpassing Ty Cobb as the A.L.'s all-time leader. Lou Brock's mark of 938 is next.

    1992 - Tim Raines of the White Sox swipes his 700th career base.


    1993 - Jose Canseco, who three days earlier had a ball bounce off his head for a home run, pitches an inning in a blowout in Boston. The result? Besides the Rangers' 15-1 loss, Canseco winds up having to undergo season-ending elbow surgery from his ill-advised outing.

    1996 - Orioles' Cal Ripken moves past Eddie Murray for first-place on the team's home run all-time list by hitting his 334th career home run in a 9-8 loss to the Mariners.

    2000 - At Yankee Stadium, Randy Velarde completes the tenth unassisted triple play in major league history. With runners on first and second Shane Spencer hits a line drive to the A's second baseman who catches the ball, tags out Jorge Posada coming from first base and steps on second tripling up Tino Martinez who took off for third to complete the rare event.


    2001 - The Diamondbacks beat the Giants at PacBell Park, 1-0. The 18-inning contest, which takes five hours and fifty-three minutes to play, establishes a franchise mark for Colorado in both innings played and time.

    2002 - Yankee fireballer Roger Clemens becomes the third major leaguer to strike out 10 or more batters in at least 100 games. Nolan Ryan (215) and Randy Johnson (175) are the other two hurlers to have accomplished the feat.

    2003 - The Red Sox trade All-Star third baseman Shea Hillenbrand (.303, 3, 38) to the Diamondbacks for 24-year old reliever turned starter Byung-Hyun Kim (1-5, 3.56).

    2010 - The Giants call up Buster Posey to start at first base, and the 23-year old rookie responds going three-for-four with three RBIs in a 12-1 rout of the Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. The Leesburg, GA native, who will be selected as the National League's Rookie of the Year at the end of the season, will not become the team's starting catcher until Bengie Molina is traded to Texas at the end of June.

    2010 - Kendry Morales breaks his left ankle jumping on home plate while celebrating his walk-off grand slam that just beat Seattle, 9-7. The freak injury will cause the 26-year old talented Angel first baseman to probably miss the rest of the season.

    2010 - Roy Halladay throws the 20th perfect game in major league history, outdueling Josh Johnson in the Phillies' 1-0 victory over the Marlins at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. The former American League Cy Young Award winner, obtained from Toronto in the off-season, joins Jim Bunning as the only other hurler in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

    2014 - In the Blue Jays’ 8-6 loss to Kansas City at the Rogers Centre, Edwin Encarnacion hits a pair of two-run homers, both off Royals right-hander James Shields, to set a franchise record for home runs in a month with 16. The Toronto first baseman now also shares the American League mark for most home runs in the month of May with Yankees legend Mickey Mantle.

    2016 - United States softball star Jennie Finch becomes the first woman to manage a pro baseball team when she leads the Bridgeport Bluefish to a 3-1 win over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in an Atlantic League contest played at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. The Olympic gold medal winning pitcher, an All-American at Arizona, is married to Casey Daigle, who pitched briefly for the Diamondbacks and Astros.



    Baseball Birthdays on May 29...


    1869 - Honan, Marty
    1875 - Fultz, Dave
    1885 - Lively, Jack
    1899 - Reinhart, Art
    1899 - Elliott, Hal
    1901 - Stroner, Jim
    1907 - Gallivan, Phil

    1910 - McQuinn, George
    1915 - Dinges, Vance
    1918 - Burich, Bill
    1919 - Brancato, Al
    1921 - Fain, Ferris

    1928 - Schmidt, Willard
    1929 - Vargas, Roberto
    1931 - Baumgartner, John
    1938 - Willis, Dale
    1941 - Kennedy, John
    1945 - Mashore, Clyde
    1945 - Odom, Blue Moon

    1946 - Miller, Dyar
    1952 - Holdsworth, Fred
    1953 - Dupree, Mike
    1958 - Stenhouse, Mike
    1958 - Allen, Jamie
    1962 - Davis, Eric
    1965 - Hayes, Charlie
    1967 - Risley, Bill
    1969 - Borland, Toby
    1973 - Miller, Trever
    1975 - Spencer, Sean
    1976 - Hairston, Jr., Jerry
    1979 - Rheinecker, John
    1980 - Baek, Cha-Seung
    1982 - Macri, Matt
    1984 - Ambriz, Hector
    1990 - Biagini, Joe
    1990 - Pill, Tyler
    1990 - Rosenthal, Trevor
    1991 - Matz, Steven
    1991 - Wittgren, Nick
    1992 - Snelten, D.J.



    Baseball Deaths on May 29...


    1932 - Lobert, Frank
    1939 - McCarthy, Bill
    1943 - Wright, Pat
    1949 - Scanlan, Doc
    1952 - Lavan, Doc
    1955 - Brown, Ray
    1959 - Ussat, Dutch
    1963 - Herbert, Fred
    1964 - Cates, Eli
    1965 - McNally, Mike
    1966 - Vaughn, Hippo
    1972 - Berg, Moe
    1978 - Reynolds, Carl

    1982 - Palica, Erv
    1985 - Zitzmann, Billy
    1987 - Sheehan, Jack
    1993 - Kampouris, Alex
    2002 - Page, Sam
    2010 - Robertson, Jeriome
    2016 - Schroeder, Bob


















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« Reply #4704 on: May 29, 2018, 12:06:02 am »

This Date In White Sox History - May 29th







 

May 29, 1999 - The White Sox beat the Tigers 7 - 1 in a Saturday afternoon game at Tigers Stadium. In the 7th inning of the game, White Sox third baseman Greg Norton hits his eight home run of the season. It's also the third consecutive game that Norton has hit at least one home run. He had hit two HRs in each of the last two games. That's five home runs for Norton in three days.  1999 would turnout to be not only Norton's most productive season in a White Sox uniform but also his career season highs in ABs, runs scored, hits, doubles, walks and RBI.  His 16 Hrs for 1999 would be his career high until the 2006 season when he hit 17 for Tampa Bay.

Boxscore & P-B-P:  http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1999/B05290DET1999.htm



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This Date In White Sox History - May 29th



 

May 29, 2006 - In a Memorial Day afternoon game, White Sox DH Jim Thome blasted two home runs giving him 20 for the season and Javier Vázquez pitches six innings of two-hit ball as the White Sox crush the Cleveland Indians 11-0 at Jacobs Field.

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« Reply #4706 on: May 30, 2018, 01:19:20 am »

    On May 30 in Baseball History...


    1894 - After going 0-for-6 in the first game of a doubleheader, Beaneater Bob Lowe becomes the first major leaguer to hit four home runs in one game helping Boston to beat Cincinnati and Elton 'Icebox' Chamberlain, 20-11.

    1904 - At the Palace of the Fans in Cincinnati, Cubs first baseman Frank Chance is hit by a pitch five times during a doubleheader. In the first game of the twin bill, the future Hall of Famer briefly loses consciousness when he is hit on the head.

    1913 - Red Sox outfielder and future Hall of Famer Harry Hooper becomes the first major leaguer to start both games of a doubleheader with a home run. The feat will not be repeated again until 1993, when A's leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson opens each game of a twin bill against Cleveland with a homer.

    1913 - John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap Anson, Frank Selee, and Connie Mack as managers who have won 1,000 games.

    1921 - A memorial to Captain Eddie Grant, killed in action in the Argonne Forest October 20, 1918, is unveiled at the Polo Grounds.

    1922 - Traded between games of a doubleheader, Cliff Heathcote and Max Flack exchange their Cardinal and Cub uniforms respectively. The pair will both get hits for their new teams in the nightcap.

    1925 - Rogers Hornsby is named manager of the Cardinals, replacing Branch Rickey, who remains as general manager. Hornsby will be the only player-manager to win the Triple Crown, which he does by topping .400 for the third time in four years, hitting .403 with 39 home runs and 143 RBI.

    1927 - Cubs' shortstop Jimmy Cooney completes an unassisted triple play as he snares Paul Waner's liner, steps on second to double up Paul's brother, Lloyd, and then tags Clyde Barnhart coming from first for the third out.

    1927 - Walter Johnson's first appearance of the season is the occasion of the last shutout of his career, number 113, in a 3-0 win over Boston.

    1932 - In a pre-game ceremony, the Yankees dedicate a plaque in memory of skipper Miller Huggins. Their former manager, who died near the end of last season, would be delighted with today's doubleheader sweep of the Red Sox, 7-5 and 13-3.

    1932 - After dropping a twin bill, some White Sox players accuse George Moriarty of deliberately blowing calls against their team. The umpire, a former Pale Hose player himself, challenges them to a fight, but after he knocks down pitcher Mike Gaston with one punch, skipper Lew Fonseca and backstops Charlie Berry and Frank Grube even the score by thrashing the aggressive arbitrator.


    1932 - A plaque in memory of Miller Huggins, former Yankee manager, is dedicated at Yankee Stadium. It is the first of an array of monuments erected in the ballpark. Their former manager, who died near the end of last season, would be delighted with today's doubleheader sweep of the Red Sox, 7-5 and 13-3.


    1934 - Ben Chapman breaks up Earl Whitehill's no-hitter in the bottom of the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Last season, the Bronx Bomber left fielder, after being provoked, hit the right-hander with a punch in the passageway, causing a melee between the two teams that resulted in a 20-minute delay of the game before the police could restore order.

    1935 - Babe Ruth plays only the first inning of the opener of a doubleheader between the Boston Braves and Philadelphia Phillies at Baker Bowl. It is his final major league appearance.

    1938 - The largest crowd in Yankee Stadium history, 83,533, sees Red Ruffing end Lefty Grove's eight-game winning streak in a 10-0 victory over the Red Sox. Approximately 6,000 fans are turned away, and 511 are given refunds because there is no place to sit. The Yankees also take the nightcap, 5-4, in a game made famous for a fight between Yankees outfielder Jake Powell and Boston player-manager Joe Cronin. Both players are fined and suspended for ten days.

    1943 - With contests played in Rockford (Illinois) and Racine (Wisconsin), the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League begins the first season of its 12-year existence. The original AAGBL four-team circuit, which also includes the war-production cities of Kenosha (Wisconsin) and South Bend (Indiana), will attract 176,612 baseball enthusiasts during the league's inaugural season.

    1946 - In a play that anticipates a scene in The Natural by Brooklyn-native Bernard Malamud, the Braves' Bama Rowell smashes a home run in the second inning of the second game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field. The ball shatters the Bulova clock high atop the right-field scoreboard at 4:25 P.M., showering glass down on the Dodgers right fielder Dixie Walker. An hour later the clock stops.

    1956 - Mickey Mantle hits one of the most memorable home runs in his career, in the second game of a doubleheader with the Washington Senators. He tags a pitch from Pedro Ramos that comes within 18 inches of leaving Yankee Stadium, something never accomplished by any major leaguer. The ball was still climbing when it caromed off the upper-stand facade, about 396 feet from home plate. Estimates are that the ball could have traveled more than 600 feet. It is Mantle's 20th home run of the season — no one else has ever hit 20 home runs before June.

    1956 - At Yankee Stadium, Billy and his brothers attend their first big league game with their dad, Jack Crystal. The future entertainment superstar, who will write and perform a one-man play about his father and develop a movie script about the 1961 Yankees, tremendously enjoys watching his beloved Bronx Bombers sweep a mid-week doubleheader from the Senators, 4-3 and 12-5.

    1967 - After retiring the first 21 batters he faces, Cardinal starter Dick Hughes gives up two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in an eventual 2-1 loss to the Reds at Crosley Field. In the top of the ninth, the Redbirds mount a rally as Orlando Cepeda and Tim McCarver open the frame with singles, but the game ends abruptly when the next batter, Phil Gagliano, hits into a 6-4-3-2 triple play with the last out being recorded at the plate when Cepeda attempts to score from third base.

    1967 - Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball because of an elbow injury. His final appearance was a start in Detroit on May 21, but he lasted just one inning for the Yankees. The stylish lefthander closes out with 236 career wins and only 106 losses for a .690 percentage.

    1970 - All-Star voting is returned to the fans, as computerized punch-card ballots appear in stores and ballparks coast to coast. Since 1958 the All-Star squads had been selected by managers, coaches, and players.

    1971 - Willie Mays hits his 638th career home run for the Giants, adding in the process his N.L. record 1,950th run scored. Stan Musial had been the record holder with 1,949 runs.

    1974 - Sadaharu Oh becomes the first Japanese player to hit 600 career homers. The Yomiuri Giants first baseman will hit 868 round-trippers during his 22-year career, a world record.

    1976 - The Astros bang out 25 hits, a franchise high, beating the Braves in the night cap of an Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium twin bill, 16-5. Twenty-three of Houston's safeties are singles, a National League record.

    1977 - Twenty-two-year-old Dennis Eckersley fires a no-hitter as the Indians top the Angels 1-0. Frank Tanana, with three shutouts in his last four games, takes the loss.

    1982 - Cal Ripken's consecutive game streak begins with the Oriole third baseman (his position for the first 27 games during the streak) batting eighth against Blue Jays.

    1986 - In a 6-4 loss to the Dodgers at Three Rivers Stadium, future home run king Barry Bonds goes 0-for-5 in his major league debut. The Pirates center fielder, batting leadoff, strikes out three times.

    1987 - Eric Davis becomes the first National League player to hit three grand slams in a month. His 19th homer of the season proves to be the difference in the Reds' 6-2 victory over the Pirates.

    1992 - The Yankees Scott Sanderson becomes the ninth pitcher to defeat all 26 major league teams. Also on the list: Nolan Ryan, Tommy John, Don Sutton, Gaylord Perry, Rick Wise, Doyle Alexander, and Rich "Goose" Gossage.

    1998 - In an emotional on-the-field ceremony, Dan Quisenberry becomes the sixteenth member of the Royals Hall of Fame. The sinkerball pitcher with a submarine delivery was diagnosed with a grade IV malignant astrocyma and underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor in January.

    1998 - Mark McGwire hits his 27th home run to establish a major league record for the most homers hit before the month of June. Last season, Ken Griffey Jr. set the previous mark with 24 round trippers in the first two months of the season.

    2001 - After ending a streak of five straight losses to the Yankees, Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez makes light of the Curse of the Bambino by suggesting someone should wake up the Babe so he could drill him with a pitch. Boston will not beat the Bronx Bombers again during their final seven meetings of the season.

    2001 - At Pac Bell, it takes 5 hours, 53 minutes and 18 innings for the Diamondbacks to defeat the Giants, 1-0. Erubiel Durazo's double plating Steve Finley accounts for the game's only run.

    2001 - Barry Bonds hits career homer No. 522, passing Willie McCovey and Ted Williams to move up to #11 on the all time list, and making him the number one lefty home run hitter in National League history. The round tripper is the 17th hit by the Giant outfielder in May, breaking the record set by Mickey Mantle (1956) and Mark McGwire (1998).

    2007 - Toronto's third baseman Howie Clark, believing he hears teammate John McDonald calling to make the play, allows Jorge Posada's pop fly to land on the ground untouched for an RBI single. The Blue Jays, convinced it was baserunner Alex Rodriguez's voice which caused the infielder to back off the play, become incensed describing the Yankee superstar's behavior as bush league.

    2008 - The Colorado Rockies signed Todd Ritchie as a free agent.

    2009 - The San Francisco Giants signed Joe Borchard as a free agent.

    2009 - The New York Mets traded Ramon Castro and cash to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Lance Broadway.

    2010 - Max Scherzer becomes the first hurler since 1900 to strike out 14 batters in less than six innings. The Tigers right-hander reaches the total in five and two-thirds shutout frames en route to a Detroit 10-2 victory over Oakland at Comerica Park.

    2013 - Jacoby Ellsbury sets a single-game franchise record when he swipes five bases in the Red Sox's 9-2 victory over Philadelphia. The 29 year-old center fielder led the American League in stolen bases in his first two seasons in the majors, but injuries during the recent years have slowed down the Boston speedy leadoff hitter.

    2014 - The Mets become the first team to have three players appear in a game whose last name begins with a lower case 'd’, when Travis d'arnaud, Jake deGrom, and Matt den Dekker all play in the Mets’ 6-5 walk-off loss to Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. After having to use an upside-down capital ‘P’ on d’arnaud’s jersey last season due to lack of lower case letters, New York equipment manager Kevin Kierst asked Majestic, MLB's uniform supplier, to make 'small’ uniform letters available, knowing there would be even more of a need this season.




    Baseball Birthdays on May 30...


    1864 - Proeser, George
    1870 - Frank, Charlie
    1870 - Fitzgerald, John
    1870 - Von Fricken, Tony
    1871 - Rusie, Amos
    1873 - Stimmel, Archie
    1878 - Donlin, Mike
    1879 - Whiting, Jesse
    1881 - Dougherty, Tom

    1884 - Oldring, Rube
    1885 - Misse, John
    1894 - Twining, Twink
    1894 - Mamaux, Al
    1897 - Kimmick, Wally
    1902 - McEvoy, Lou
    1906 - Willingham, Hugh

    1922 - Hooper, Bob
    1924 - Lown, Turk

    1926 - Upright, Dixie
    1936 - Nelson, Mel
    1936 - Rakow, Ed
    1941 - Miller, John
    1942 - Felske, John
    1946 - Sadek, Mike
    1956 - LaCoss, Mike
    1956 - Loviglio, Jay

    1961 - Steels, Jim
    1968 - Oquist, Mike
    1970 - Courtright, John
    1972 - Eyre, Scott
    1972 - Ramirez, Manny

    1978 - Washington, Rico
    1981 - Willits, Reggie
    1983 - Asencio, Jairo
    1983 - Rku, Jae-Kuk
    1984 - Herrmann, Frank
    1985 - Salas, Fernando
    1985 - Watson, Tony
    1986 - Campana, Tony
    1990 - Brebbia, John
    1990 - Perez, Eury
    1990 - Wheeler, Zack
    1994 - Phillips, Brett
    1995 - Arroyo, Christian



    Baseball Deaths on May 30...


    1914 - Devin, Frank
    1932 - Lipp, Tom
    1933 - Byers, Burley
    1942 - Burns, Ed
    1946 - Earle, Billy
    1959 - Tonkin, Doc
    1960 - Hildebrand, George
    1963 - McDonald, Joe
    1966 - Ward, Dick
    1970 - Gregory, Howie
    1973 - Breton, Jim
    1975 - Cole, Bert

    1976 - Carey, Max
    1979 - Smaza, Joe

    1982 - Gooch, Charlie
    1982 - O'Connor, Johnny
    1983 - Weaver, Harry
    1987 - Blackerby, George
    1991 - Magnuson, Jim

    1995 - Burke, Glenn
    1999 - Heise, Clarence
    2008 - Hoffman, Ray
    2015 - Merullo, Lennie
    2015 - Travis, Vic


           


 





   


 








       






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« Reply #4707 on: May 30, 2018, 01:22:16 am »

This Date In White Sox History - May 30th





 

May 30, 1960 - In game 2 of a Memorial Day doubleheader, Cleveland outfielder Jimmy Piersall, who would become a White Sox announcer in the 70's and early 80's, goes on a rampage against the scoreboard and Comiskey Park. Piersall started by throwing the contents of the Indians' dugout on to the field. Then he went into the White Sox dugout grabbing a bucket of groundskeeper Gene Bossard’s sand and dumped that on the field. Piersall then didn’t move when a ball hit by Minnie Minoso came right at him. It went over his head for a double and adding insult to injury, the Sox thought it was a home run and set off the scoreboard! Finally after making the game ending catch, Piersall threw the ball at Bill Veeck's new  $300K exploding scoreboard. Piersall's crazed antics had no negative effect on his teammates as they swept the doubleheader against the White Sox.

Boxscore & P-B-P:  http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1960/B05302CHA1960.htm


Jimmy Piersall was a guest on Late Night with David Letterman back in 1984 and spoke briefly about this incident.  Jimmy's appearance starts at 11:00 on this video:


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May 30, 1985 - In the bottom of the 4th inning, Carlton Fisk belts a two-run home run off of Royals Charlie Leibrandt that lands on the left field roof at Comiskey Park. It helps Tom Seaver and the Sox win 4 - 3. It was the start of a four game sweep of the Royals and a week in which Fisk would hit five home runs and drive in 12 RBI.

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    On May 31 in Baseball History...


    1869 - The first rain out involving a professional baseball team occurs when heavy rain postpones the Red Stockings' tune up game against the Antioch Nine, a Yellow Springs, Ohio college team. Aaron B. Champion, Cincinnati's owner, had been a student at the school in the 1850s.

    1927 - Although it will be another 42 years before the next one, an unassisted triple play is made for the second consecutive day in the major leagues. During the ninth inning of the Navin Field contest, first baseman John Neun saves the Tigers' 1-0 victory when he completes the rare play by catching a Homer Summa line drive, tagging Charlie Jamieson who was on first, and beating Glenn Myatt to second base making it the first time the last three outs of a game results from solo triple killing.

    1937 - A Memorial Day crowd of 61,756, the second-largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees the Dodgers end Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24 over two seasons. Brooklyn routs King Carl in the fourth inning and wins 10-3.

    1938 - First baseman Lou Gehrig plays in his 2000th consecutive game and collects a RBI single helping the Yankees defeat the Red Sox, 12-5.

    1941 - Chuck Aleno establishes the longest hitting streak to start a career when extends his string to 17 games with a single and a triple in the Reds' 5-2 victory over St. Louis at Crosley Field. The 24 year-old third baseman, who is hitting .485, begins the record run with four consecutive multi-hit games.

    1942 - Before 22,000 at Griffith Stadium, Satchel Paige pitches five innings to defeat the Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1. Dean pitches just the first inning. The game a week earlier, in which Paige won 3-1 at Wrigley Field, drew 29,000. Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis will prohibit a scheduled July 4 matchup because the first two games outdrew major-league games.

    1944 - At Briggs Stadium, Al Unser, whose son Del will play in the major leagues, hits a pinch-hit grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Tigers a 6-2 walk-off victory over New York. The game winning round-tripper will be the second baseman's only home run this season.

    1948 - A lefthander for Schenectady (Canadian-American League) named Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in a 15-inning game against Amsterdam.

    1949 - Charley Lupica announces from a twenty-foot platform atop a flagpole that he will remain perched there until the Indians win another pennant or are eliminated from the race. Although the local grocery store owner abandons his post in late September with the Tribe in fourth place, Cleveland owner Bill Veeck will reward the loyal fan with a souvenir 50-foot flagpole and a brand new car.


    1961 - Batting for Carl Yastrzemski, Red Sox pinch hitter Carroll Hardy bunts for a single in the eighth inning of a 7-6 loss to the Yankees. He will be the only player to pinch-hit for both Captain Carl and Ted Williams.

    1964 - After Juan Marichal's 5-3, first-game win, San Francisco holds a 6-1 lead in the nightcap until New York rallies for five runs to tie it in the seventh. Eventually, with two down in the 23rd inning, pinch-hitter Del Crandall delivers a run-scoring double off Galen Cisco, and the Giants prevail 8-6 after a record seven hours and 22 minutes. Gaylord Perry pitches ten scoreless innings to get credit for the win. Thirty-two innings and an elapsed time of nine hours and 50 minutes are doubleheader records, as are 47 strikeouts.

    1965 - For the first time in history, an all-switch-hitting infield starts a big league game. In the nightcap of a twin bill, the Dodgers, with Wes Parker at first base, Jim Lefebvre at second, Maury Wills at shortstop and Jim Gilliam at third, lose to the visiting Reds, 6-1 .

    1966 - In a 14-5 trouncing of the Twins at Metropolitan Stadium, Orioles' first baseman Boog Powell scores from second on a wild pitch. The 6' 4", 240 pound infielder, not known for his speed, will be thrown out in each of four attempts to steal a base this season.

    1966 - Ron Santo establishes a National League record when he appears in his 364th consecutive game at third base. The Cubs infielder's streak, which started on April 19, 1964, will end at 390 contests after he is struck in the face by a Jack Fisher pitch that fractures his cheek.

    1975 - The Royals beat the Brewers 7-5 in a game bridging the generation gap. Hank Aaron and Harmon Killebrew are in their 22nd major-league seasons and winning pitcher Lindy McDaniel is in his 21st. All three were playing in the majors before Brewers shortstop Robin Yount was born.

    1975 - The Astros establish a team record by scoring twelve runs in the eighth inning of a 15-3 rout of Philadelphia. Appearing as a pinch hitter during the frame, Cliff Johnson doubles and hits a home run, but his round-tripper is not considered to be a pinch hit since he batted earlier in the inning.

    1975 - For the fifth time in his career, César Tovar gets his team's lone hit in a game when he breaks up Catfish Hunter's bid for a no-hitter with a sixth-inning single in the Rangers' 6-0 loss to the Yankees. The Texas DH also accomplished the feat against Barry Moore (1967 Senators), Dave McNally (1969 Orioles), Mike Cuellar (1969 Orioles), and Dick Bosman (1970 Senators).

    1976 - After an error sets up a six-run rally for the Padres in the eighth inning, the new Atlanta owner, Ted Turner, invites the 2,994 fans watching the Braves lose to San Diego, 10-7 to come back the next night as his guests.

    1979 - Pat Underwood makes his major league debut for Detroit, pitching 8 1/3 innings in shutting out Toronto 1-0. The losing pitcher is Pat's brother, Tom.

    1980 - Ken Landreaux goes 0-for-4 in Minnesota's 11-1 loss to the Orioles to end his hitting streak at 31 consecutive games. Baltimore southpaw Scott McGregor does the honors. It is the longest streak in the A.L. since Dom DiMaggio's 34-game stretch in 1949.

    1980 - Gary Carter hits the second of his two career inside-the-park home runs, and an inning later the Expos catcher adds an out-of-the-park homer as well. The pair of two-run shots are to no avail when Montreal drops the Busch Stadium contest to the Redbirds, 8-6.

    1981 - Playing before their tenth consecutive home sellout, the Dodgers pound the Reds 16-4 and raise their season attendance to 1,026,725 in 22 dates. It is the earliest any team has surpased the one million attendance barrier.

    1983 - A.L. President Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, citing "repeated problems" with the outspoken owner's public criticism of umpires. Steinbrenner, who had been fined $50,000 by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn during spring training for berating some N.L. umpires, cannot attend games or be in his Yankee Stadium office during the suspension.

    1984 - Mario Soto is suspended for five days by N.L. president Chub Feeney for his role in a 32-minute melee that marred the Reds-Cubs game on May 27. After shoving third base umpire Steve Rippley, who had signaled that Ron Cey's long fly ball was a three-run home run (it was later ruled foul), a bat-wielding Soto then tried to attack a park vendor who had thrown a bag of ice at him. Soto will be suspended again for five more days later in the season for his June 16 fight with Claudell Washington.

    1991 - The Mets and Padres swap middle infielders with second baseman Tim Teufel going to San Diego in exchange for shortstop Garry Templeton, who will retire at the end of the season. Tuefel will hit .232 for the Friars during his two-plus seasons with the club.

    1996 - Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play and nearly breaks Milwaukee second baseman Fernando Vina's nose in the process. The Cleveland slugger is suspended for two games.

    1997 - Ila Borders becomes the first woman to play in a minor league game. The St. Paul Saints reliever gives up three runs to Sioux Falls without recording an out, but redeems herself the next day by striking out the side.

    1999 - Umpire Frank Pulli uses a television replay to take away a home run from Cliff Floyd of the Marlins in the fifth inning of a 5-2 loss to the Cardinals.

    2000 - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays traded Tony Graffanino to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Tanyon Sturtze.


    2001 - The Red Sox finally beat the Yankees in their eighth attempt, and for the first time in over a year since Pedro Martinez scoffed at the 'Curse'. The right-hander was 7-1 with a 1.44 ERA when he said, "Wake up the Bambino and let me face him -- I'll drill him in the %#$" but after the comment he managed only seven more winless starts making it first time he did not win in seven straight starts since the first seven major league appearances as a rookie with the Dodgers.

    2001 - After 25 years in the organization, manager Felipe Alou, 66, is fired by the Expos, and replaced by Jeff Torborg, an old friend of owner Jeffrey Loria. The former Montreal skipper is the winningest manager in franchise history compiling a 691-717 record during his nine year tenure.

    2001 - The Padres rout the Mets 18-6 setting a new scoring record for Petco Park. The team’s total of tallies is one better than the previous mark set in the 17-2 victory over Atlanta in the home opener played in April.

    2003 - Atlantic City (Atlantic) sold Brian Simmons to the San Diego Padres.

    2005 - Buddy Bell, who formerly managed the Tigers (1996-98) and the Rockies (2000-2002) becomes the first Kansas City manager in 19 years with previous experience to be hired as the team’s skipper. With the worst record in baseball, the Royals will respond by sweeping a three-game series with the Yankees.

    2006 - After the Royals get off to a terrible start, Allard Baird is replaced as the team's general manager by former Braves assistant Dayton Moore. During his seven-year tenure, the club compiled a 381-576 record, including one winning season and three 100-loss seasons.

    2007 - In a crisp one-hour and fifty minute contest at Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays beat Chicago, 2-0. Roy Halladay becomes the quickest pitcher in franchise history to record 100 victories, needing just 200 starts to reach the milestone.


    2007 - The Seattle Mariners released Jim Parque.

    2008 - In front of many visiting Red Sox fans at Camden Yards, Manny Ramirez becomes the 24th and 12th-youngest major leaguer to hit 500 career home runs. The historic ball, thrown in the seventh inning by Orioles right-hander Chad Bradford, is caught in the stands by Damon Woo, who presents the Boston slugger with the ball after the game. 


    2009 - Carlos Pena becomes the first player to hit a ball into the “A” ring, the highest catwalk at Tropicana Field. The Rays first baseman's 190-foot pop fly, considered in play, is caught off the rebound by Jose Mijares, but the Twins' left-hander has to roll onto his stomach to hold onto the ball for the out.

    2012 - With their 6-2 victory, the Brewers beat LA at Chavez Ravine for the fourth consecutive day, making the Brew Crew the first visiting team to sweep a four-game series since the Rockies accomplished the feat in August, 1993. The victories also mark the first time the franchise has ever swept the Dodgers.

    2012 - At Coors Field, Carlos Gonzalez sets a franchise record and becomes the 22nd major league to hit a home run in his fourth straight at-bat. The Rockies outfielder's first frame three-home run off Houston pitcher Bud Norris comes on the heels of CarGo's three round-trippers in the fifth, sixth and eighth innings of yesterday's contest.

    2016 - The Atlanta Braves traded Jason Grilli and cash to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Sean Ratcliffe.




    Baseball Birthdays on May 31...


    1859 - Shaw, Dupee
    1873 - Leith, Bill
    1884 - Foxen, Bill
    1892 - Smith, George
    1894 - Sullivan, John

    1905 - Davis, Peaches
    1912 - Fehring, Dutch

    1938 - Washburn, Ray
    1943 - Brown, Jackie
    1950 - Martinez, Tippy
    1952 - Bernard, Dwight
    1954 - Erardi, Greg
    1955 - Owen, Larry
    1960 - Schaefer, Jeff

    1962 - Orsulak, Joe
    1967 - Lofton, Kenny

    1969 - Faneyte, Rikkert
    1969 - Van Egmond, Tim
    1970 - Torres, Dilson
    1971 - Malave, Jose
    1972 - Roberts, Dave
    1973 - Janzen, Marty
    1975 - Suzuki, Mac
    1981 - Olmedo, Ray
    1981 - Peavy, Jake

    1984 - Bailey, Andrew
    1989 - Ibarra, Edgar
    1991 - Bowman, Matt
    1995 - Bautista, Gerson



    Baseball Deaths on May 31...


    1916 - Sharpe, Bud
    1922 - Coleman, John
    1928 - Briggs, Grant
    1935 - Patten, Case
    1937 - Reilly, John
    1947 - Wilson, Jimmie
    1955 - Jones, Henry
    1963 - Sulik, Ernie
    1964 - Warstler, Rabbit
    1970 - Zabel, Zip
    1981 - Smith, Mike
    1985 - Early, Jake
    1986 - McArthur, Dixie
    1987 - Adair, Jerry

    1990 - Shoemaker, Charlie
    1992 - Schnell, Karl
    1995 - Brown, Norm
    2000 - Ruszkowski, Hank
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May 31, 1914 - At Comiskey Park, three fourth-inning White Sox errors ruin the shutout, but Joseph Benz still no-hits the Naps (Indians), 6-1. It only take the right-hander known as 'Blitzen' one hour and 45 minutes to accomplish the deed.



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This Date In White Sox History - May 31st



 

 


May 31, 1970 - On a Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, a twenty-four hit attacked helped the White Sox put up 'crooked numbers' in four separate innings as they beat the Red Sox 22 - 13.  Walt 'No Neck' Williams and Luis Aparicio each had five hits. Bill Melton led the way with 4 RBI as the White Sox handed a loss to an old teammate, the former  1963 ROY hurler Gary PetersFloyd Weaver picked up the win in relief for the White Sox.

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    On June 1 in Baseball History...


    1917 - Hank Gowdy is the first major-league player to enlist during World War I when he signs up in the Ohio National Guard. He will play until he reports for duty July 15.

    1918 - Losing 5-4 against the Yankees, the White Sox load the bases in the ninth with no outs. Chick Gandil lines a shot to third baseman Frank Baker, who turns it into a game-ending triple play.


    1920 - Babe Ruth, an accomplished hurler acquired from Boston in the offseason for his hitting prowess, bats cleanup in the Yankees' lineup, and also gets the win when he tosses four innings as the starter in the team's 14-7 victory over Washington at the Polo Grounds. During his 15 years with New York, the 'Sultan of Swat' will take the mound just five times for the club, including a complete-game victory in 1933.

    1923 - Scoring in every inning, the New York Giants beat the Phillies at the Baker Bowl, 22-8. It is the first time this century a team has tallied in every frame.


    1925 - Lou Gehrig begins a consecutive-game streak that will surpass Everett Scott's mark by pinch-hitting for Pee Wee Wanninger, the shortstop who replaced Scott in the Yankees lineup. The next day, first baseman Wally Pipp shows up with a headache, and Gehrig takes over.

    1937 - At Comiskey Park, Bill Dietrich no-hits the Browns, 8-0. It is the tenth no-hitter thrown in White Sox history.


    1939 - Four years after participating in the first major league night game as the visiting team in Cincinnati, the Phillies host their first evening tilt bowing to Pittsburgh at Shibe Park, 5-2. It is not the first major league night contest to be played in Philadelphia, or at Shibe Park for that matter, as the A's, who share the ballpark with the NL team, lost to Cleveland playing under the lights two weeks ago in the first night game in American League history.

    1941 - Mel Ott's two-run homer, the 400th of his career and his 1,499th and 1,500th RBI, gives the Giants a 3-2 win over the Reds.

    1941 - In front of the largest crowd in American League this season, Johnny Sturm hits his first major league homer, an eighth-inning two-run blast into the right field stands at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The round-tripper, which breaks a 1-1 deadlock, begins a streak in which one or more Yankees will hit a home run in 24 consecutive games, a record which will stand for 53 years.

    1943 - Rip Sewell of the Pirates throws his dew-drop ball in a game. Sewell loops the ball 18 to 20 feet high on its way to the strike zone. Later it is called a blooper or eephus ball. The pitch is more than a gag, and Sewell is on his way to a 20-win season.

    1955 - Duke Snider blasts three home runs in the Dodgers' 11-8 win over Milwaukee. Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese and Roy Campanella also go deep in the Ebbets Field's contest helping Brooklyn set a franchise record with six home runs.

    1959 - Two-time champ Monterrey, Mexico is barred from 1959 Little League competition for its failure to comply with the rule that specifies using only players from a predetermined geographical area.

    1961 - After playing just playing 6 games with the Braves, Billy Martin is traded to the Twins for Billy Consolo.

    1962 - In the nightcap of a twin bill at Shibe Park, Don Drysdale beats the Phillies for the 13th consecutive time, continuing a streak which started in 1958. The Dodger right-hander, however, will drop his next seven decisions against Philadelphia after today’s victory.

    1966 - Ron Santo, who will go on to establish a modern-day Cubs mark by hitting in 28 consecutive games, goes hitless the day after the streak begins, but his run at the record is not to be jeopardized. The Cubs' infielder receives four walks and is hit by a pitch in his five plate appearances keeping his one-game streak intact in the 4-3 loss to Philadelphia at Connie Mack Stadium.

    1975 - Angels' fireballer Nolan Ryan's 100th career victory is a memorable one as he beats the Orioles, 1-0 and ties Sandy Koufax's big league mark by notching his fourth no-hitter.


    1977 - Indian Dennis Eckersley's consecutive no-hit innings ends at 22 1/3 innings (2/3 inning short of Cy Young's major league record) as Mariner Ruppert Jones homers in the fifth of a Cleveland 7-1 win.

    1987 - Thanks to Indian hurler Phil Niekro's 9-6 win over the Tigers, the Niekro brothers pass the Perrys (Gaylord and Jim) with 530 combined victories. Phil and Joe will end their careers with a total of 539 wins, making them the most successful sibling combination in major league history.

    1992 - The Astros use their top pick, the No. 1 overall selection, to draft Cal State Fullerton infielder Phil Nevin over Derek Jeter, a shortstop from Kalamazoo Central High. Houston, aware of the huge signing bonuses given to the previous two top drafts, Todd Van Poppel and Brien Taylor, may have not selected the future Hall of Famer, drafted sixth overall by the Yankees, because it was believed the high school standout was seeking a bonus of at least $1 million to forego playing baseball at the University of Michigan.

    1995 - Joe Garagiola Jr. is named as the Diamondbacks' first general manager. The son of the former major league catcher and TV personality will stay in the post until 1995 when he leaves Arizona to become MLB's senior vice president of baseball operations. 

    1997 - When Wilton Guerrero scurries to pick up pieces of his shattered bat after grounding out to start the game, home plate ump Steve Ripley becomes suspicious and discovers that the bat has been altered. The rookie Dodgers second baseman is immediately ejected from the game by crew chief Bruce Froemming, and the 21-year old infielder will also receive an eight-day suspension and a $1,000 fine for his use of a corked bat.

    2000 - As owners struggle over realignment, the players' association suggests a simpler plan which only moves the Astros from the NL Central to the AL West thus creating two 15-team leagues. The owners' ideas would have the newest franchises, Devil Rays and Diamondbacks, switching leagues, the elimination of the NL wild-card, and the AL Central consisting of six-teams to go along with five divisions with only four teams.

    2001 - Hurling less than five innings as the starting pitcher, C. C. Sabathia is awarded with the win in the the Tribe's 7-4 triumph over New York. Since the Indians did not record an out in the sixth, the rookie right-hander is credited with the victory because rules allow a starter to be eligible for a win in a rain-shortened game even if he only pitches four innings.

    2001 - Throwing just 77 pitches, 59 of which are strikes, Tomo Ohka becomes the first Pawtucket Red Sox pitcher to throw a perfect game and the third in the 118 year history of the International League when he beats the Charlotte Knights, 2-0. In 2003, at the same Rhode Island ballpark, Bronson Arroyo will duplicate the feat when he retires all 27 batters he faces in a 7-0 victory over the Buffalo Bisons at McCoy Stadium.

    2003 - In the Blue Jays' 11-8 victory over Boson at the SkyDome, Roy Halladay gives up seven doubles, five of them in the third inning. Red Sox players hitting two-baggers in the third frame include Bill Mueller, Todd Walker, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, and Trot Nixon. 

    2003 - After being taunted by Twinkie-waving fans in the left-field bleachers, the not-so svelte Lance Berkman, during a pitching change in the seventh inning, gestures to his Wrigley Field tormentors to throw him one of the sponge cake snacks, which he promptly chows down, much to the delight of the crowd. The next inning, the Astro outfielder goes deep, hitting a sugar-fueled two-run home run in the team's 9-3 win over the Cubs.

    2005 - Miguel Tejada hit a homer, three doubles and scored three runs in Baltimore's 9-3 victory over Boston.

    2005 - After the team finishes the first two months of the season with a 19-32 won-loss record, the Houston Chronicle prints an obituary for the last-place Astros. The club, which is 14 games out, will make it to the World Series after winning the National League pennant as the wild card team.

    2007 - After being ejected from the game against the Chattanooga Lookouts, Mississippi Braves manager Phillip Wellman kicks dirt on home plate, and then proceeds to draw the umpire's strike zone in the dirt before tossing third base into the outfield. The minor-league skipper continues his tirade when he crawls to the mound, throws the rosin bag like a hand grenade at the ump, and then carries second base with him as he exits AT&T Field.


    2008 - Signing a one-day contract for a mere four dollars, Mike Lieberthal is able to retired happily as a member of the Phillies. The team’s popular former backstop, who spent his first 13 of 14 Major League seasons with Philadelphia, throws out the ceremonial first pitch receiving a loud cheer from the large crowd at Citizens Bank Park.

    2009 - In a 5-2 victory over the Indians at Progressive Field, the Yankees set a major league record by playing 18 straight games without committing an error. The new mark, which surpasses a string put together by the 2006 Red Sox, will end tomorrow when Bronx Bomber backstop Jorge Posada throws the ball into center field trying to gun down a would-be base stealer.

    2011 - Cincinnati's Francisco Cordero got his 300th career save, securing the Reds' 4-3 win over the Milwakee Brewers.

    2011 - Stunning the crowd, Teddy, it appears, has finally won a President's Race at Nationals Park bringing an end to his winless streak. Unfortunately, because TR sped into first place riding a Segway, he is quickly and emphatically disqualified by Screech, the team's mascot.


    2012 - With help of a mistake made on fair ball call by the third base ump and an outstanding defensive play by center fielder Mike Baxter, the Mets' streak of over 50 seasons without a no-hitter comes to an end when southpaw Johan Santana no-hits the Cardinals at Citi Field, 8-0. The 33 year-old two-time Cy Young Award winner, who did not pitch last year because of shoulder surgery performed at the end of the 2010 season, throws a career-high 134 pitches, baffling the Redbird batters with a mix of deceptive fastballs and off-speed change ups.


    2012 - Alex Miklos hit a go-ahead RBI triple in the 21st inning as Kent State outlasted Kentucky 7-6 in the second-longest game in NCAA tournament history.



    Baseball Birthdays on June 1...


    1846 - Leonard, Andy
    1863 - Ewing, John
    1869 - Eagan, Bill
    1869 - Decker, George
    1869 - Breitenstein, Ted
    1869 - German, Les
    1870 - Ritter, Floyd
    1880 - McChesney, Harry
    1883 - Castle, John
    1885 - Malloy, Herm
    1885 - Duggan, Jim
    1887 - Walker, Dixie
    1887 - Gardner, Harry
    1889 - Miller, Otto
    1890 - Long, Tom
    1891 - Thompson, Homer
    1891 - Severeid, Hank
    1892 - Tyson, Ty
    1893 - Palmer, Eddie
    1893 - Morton, Guy
    1896 - Mostil, Johnny

    1898 - Sedgwick, Duke
    1899 - Niehaus, Al
    1900 - Schesler, Dutch
    1901 - Legett, Lou
    1901 - Stiely, Fred
    1909 - White, Jo-Jo
    1911 - Tost, Lou
    1915 - Metheny, Bud
    1926 - Moore, Ray

    1931 - Smith, Hal
    1932 - Templeton, Chuck
    1935 - Kralick, Jack
    1935 - Kolstad, Hal
    1936 - McKnight, Jim
    1941 - Chance, Dean
    1942 - McMullen, Ken
    1942 - Hundley, Randy
    1953 - Baldwin, Rick
    1955 - Wihtol, Sandy
    1962 - Reid, Jessie
    1967 - Hurst, James
    1973 - Lowe, Derek
    1977 - Vizcaino, Luis

    1977 - Wilkerson, Brad
    1981 - Zambrano, Carlos
    1984 - Castillo, Wilkin
    1988 - Peguero, Francisco
    1994 - Stevenson, Andrew



    Baseball Deaths on June 1...


    1900 - Gray, Charlie
    1928 - Jordan, Charlie
    1940 - Drake, Logan
    1942 - Friend, Danny
    1954 - Duncan, Vern
    1954 - Caithamer, George

    1957 - Schneider, Pete
    1960 - Dean, Harry
    1962 - Faulkner, Jim
    1966 - Cox, Dick
    1970 - Watkins, George
    1973 - Heimach, Fred
    1980 - Marquard, Rube
    1988 - Bean, Belve
    1994 - Webb, Bill
    1997 - Rocco, Mickey
    2003 - Hopp, Johnny
    2003 - Sivess, Pete
    2006 - Malone, Eddie

    2010 - Burdette, Freddie























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This Date In White Sox History - June 1st






   



June 1, 1937 - At Comiskey Park, 27 year-old White Sox right-hander Bill Dietrich no-hits the Browns, 8-0. 'Bullfrog', who will pitch 16 seasons for three American League teams compiling a 108-128 record, is the tenth Pale Hose hurler to accomplish the feat in franchise history.

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June 1, 1985 - White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk slams his fifth home run in 4 games when he hits a two-run shot off the Royals Bret Saberhagen in  the 3rd inning of a White Sox  8 - 7 win at Comiskey Park.  'Pudge' drove in 12 runs in that stretch as '85 ended up as his most productive as a member of the White Sox. Fisk's totals for the year (37 home runs & 112 RBI) were the highest in his 24 year MLB career.

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    On June 2 in Baseball History...


    1891 - Reds' right-hander Charley Radbourn earns his 300th victory beating the Beaneaters at Boston's South End Grounds, 10-8. 'Old Hoss', who will finish 484 of the 497 games he starts, will end his 11-year career this season with 309 victories.

    1918 - Facing only 28 batters, Dutch Leonard tosses his second career no-hitter as he holds the Tigers hitless in the Red Sox 5-0 victory at Navin Field. 'Hub' had also pitched a no-no against the Browns two seasons ago at Fenway Park.

    1921 - Reds' outfielder Pat Duncan hits the first over-the-fence home run at Cincinnati's Redland Field. The spacious ballpark, which will become known as Crosley Field, made its debut nine seasons ago in 1912.

    1928 - At Braves Field, Les Bell collects 15 total bases blasting three home runs and a triple. The third baseman's offensive output isn't enough when Boston bows to the Reds, 20-12.

    1935 - Braves outfielder Babe Ruth announces his retirement from baseball. The 40-year old former Yankees slugger wanted to retire three weeks sooner, but team owner Emil Fuchs persuaded him to continue to play because Boston hadn't played in every National League park.

    1941 - Upon their arrival in Detroit, the Yankees learn the sad news that their captain, Lou Gehrig, seventeen days prior to his 38th birthday, has died in his sleep due to ALS in his Riverdale home. It was on this day exactly 16 years ago the “Iron Horse’ broke into the Bronx Bombers' starting line-up.

    1942 - Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a Navy aviator. He will finish the season with his team, as will many other players who enlist or await draft. Among A.L. regulars of 1941 who are now in the service: Johnny Rigney, Joe Grace, Johnny Berardino, Cecil Travis, Bob Feller, Pat Mullin, Buddy Lewis, Sam Chapman, and Johnny Sturm.

    1949 - In the 12-3 rout of the Reds at Shibe Park, the Phillies hit five home runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Andy Seminick [2], Del Ennis, Willie Jones and Schoolboy Rowe all go deep for Philadelphia.

    1951 - During a game against the Durham Bulls, Mike Romello hits umpire Emil Davidzuk after being called out for leaving third base early. A judge at the game arrests the visiting Danville's shortstop on the spot, and the infielder will later be fined $25 for his assault on the arbitrator.

    1951 - Due to the poor lighting during a Alabama-Florida League contest at Peanut Stadium in Headland, Alabama, Ottis Johnson of the Dothan Browns fails to get out of the way of a fastball thrown by Jack Clifton. The 24-year-old Class D minor league outfielder undergoes surgery and spends eight days in the hospital before dying on June 10 as a result of being hit by the Dixie Runners hurler's pitch.

    1955 - In his last game with the club, a 4-2 loss to Chicago, Red Sox first baseman Harry Agganis goes 2-for-4, with a double at Comiskey Park. The Golden Greek, hospitalized after the game with pneumonia, will die of a pulmonary embolism on June 27, having fallen ill again in Kansas City two weeks after rejoining the team.

    1957 - Moe Drabowsky sets a National League record for the most hit batsmen in a single game when he plunks four Reds in the Cubs' 4-3 loss at Crosley Field. Cincinnati's right fielder Frank Robinson is drilled in consecutive innings by the right-hander who was born in Ozanna, Poland.

    1958 - In the bottom of the sixth inning with Orioles on first and second base of an eventual 2-1 loss, Brooks Robinson lines into a triple play when Senator shortstop Rocky Bridges snares the wicked drive, steps on second, and then relays the ball to first baseman Julio Becquer to complete the play. It is the first of four triple killings the future Hall of Fame third baseman will hit into, a major league record. 

    1958 - Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans six in a row to tie an A.L. record as he shuts out the White Sox 3-0.

    1959 - The White Sox ground crew rids the playing field of gnats using a smoke bomb attached to a postgame fireworks display. The game, delayed for half an hour because of the insects, will end with an Oriole victory when the smoke clears.


    1962 - The Colt .45s capture their first doubleheader sweep in franchise history when they beat the Pirates twice at Forbes Field, 10-6 and 10-3. Carl Warwick, an outfielder recently acquired from St. Louis in exchange for Opening Day starter Bobby Shantz, contributes six hits in the twin bill victories.

    1987 - The Mariners select Cincinnati high schooler Ken Griffey, Jr., the son of Braves outfielder Ken Griffey, with the first overall pick in the free-agent draft.


    1989 - The Orioles, known as the Browns when the club played in St. Louis, become the fifth franchise in baseball history to record their 3,000th victory. The other clubs which have reached the milestone include the Cubs, Giants, Pirates and Yankees.

    1990 - Blanking the Tigers, 2-0, Randy Johnson becomes the first Mariner in franchise history to pitch a no-hitter. The southpaw strikes out eight while walking six in the first hitless game thrown in the 14-year existence of the Kingdome.


    1995 - John Valentin hits three home runs and has five hits in Boston's 6-3 win over the Mariners. His 15 total bases are a season high.

    1996 - In St. Louis, Darryl Kile ties a major league record by hitting four batters. The Astros right-hander becomes the first National League player to do it since Moe Drabowsky accomplished the feat on the same date in 1957 while toiling for the Cubs in 1957.

    1999 - In the first-year player's draft, the Devil Rays select North Carolina prep star Josh Hamilton as the team's top pick. It is the first time since 1993, when Alex Rodriguez was chosen, that a high school player has been picked first.

    2000 - With the Tigers visiting Wrigley Field for the first time since the 1945 World Series, Cubs' reliever Rick Aguilera pitches a perfect ninth inning for his 300th save to nail down Chicago's 2-0 win.

    2000 - Devil Rays' first baseman Fred McGriff becomes the 31st player to reach 400 career homers when he goes deep against Glendon Rusch with a two-run drive in a 5-3 loss to the Mets at Shea Stadium.

    2000 - For the first time a major league team chooses to honor a hero from a different sport. The Montreal Expos will wear Maurice Richard's uniform number (9) on their right sleeves for the remainder of the year to pay tribute to the late Montreal Canadiens star, who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League.


    2003 - In one of the minor league's strangest giveaways, the first 500 fans attending Ted Williams Night at the Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings game receive popcycles. Many are critical of the promotion because the late Red Sox Hall of Famer has recently been cryogenically frozen.

    2005 - In celebration of Rotary International’s Centennial Year, The Player, a 13-foot tall bronze sculpture donated by the Denver Rotarians, is dedicated in front of Coors Field on the corner of 20th and Blake. A 24-inch version of the work of art, created by internationally prominent sculptor George Lundeen, is given annually to the recipient of the Branch Rickey Award, an honor given to a major leaguer in recognition of exceptional community service.


    2008 - With his major-league-leading 21st homer in a 5-4 victory over the Reds at Citizens Bank Park, Chase Utley goes yard for the fifth straight game. The Phillies second baseman, who previously homered in five consecutive games earlier in the season, ties his own club record which he shares with Bobby Abreu, Dick Allen, and Mike Schmidt.

    2010 - After 22 seasons of compiling can’t miss Hall of Fame statistics, Mariner outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. unexpectedly issues a statement through the team announcing that he has decided to retire. The now 40-year old Junior, once known as the Kid, leaves the game fifth on the All-time career home run list with 630 round-trippers.

    2010 - After retiring 26 consecutive Cleveland batters, Tigers’ starter Armando Galarraga appears to have hurled the season’s third perfect game when the throw from the first baseman to the pitcher, covering the bag, clearly beats the baserunner for the final out, but umpire Jim Joyce emphatically calls Jason Donald safe. After seeing the replay, the first base arbitrator tearfully admits his error and apologizes to the 28-year-old Venezuelan right-hander for his blown call.


    2013 - At PNC Park, Garrett Jones became only the second player and the first Pirate to hit ball into Davy Jones' Locker on the fly when his two-run eighth inning round-tripper ties the score in the Bucs' eventual 5-4 win over Cincinnati. In 2002, Houston's Daryle Ward also launched a shot that splashed into the waters of the Allegheny River.
   
    2014 - The Dodgers score five unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as they come from behind to beat the White Sox 5-2.  The only runs scored by the White Sox were on a 2-run homer by Jose Abreu in the top of the 4th inning. Clayton Kershaw goes 8 full innings to pick up his 4th win of the season and Kenley Jansen gives up a single to start the 9th but then strikes out the side to pick up his 17th save.  Hard luck pitcher José Quintana gets the loss dropping his record to 3-5 on the year.


    2016 - The Miami Marlins released Edwin Jackson.


    Baseball Birthdays on June 2...


    1869 - Leahy, Tom
    1869 - O'Connor, Jack
    1876 - Jones, Charlie

    1891 - Horstmann, Oscar
    1895 - Baird, Al
    1899 - Thurston, Sloppy

    1906 - Atkinson, Lefty
    1926 - Verdi, Frank
    1929 - Valdez, Rene
    1930 - Lillis, Bob
    1931 - Bridges, Marshall
    1931 - Jackson, Larry
    1932 - Skizas, Lou

    1933 - Lumpe, Jerry
    1933 - Valenzuela, Benny
    1938 - Gregory, Lee
    1938 - Michael, Gene
    1940 - Maloney, Jim
    1940 - Clarke, Horace
    1941 - Saverine, Bob
    1946 - Freed, Roger
    1948 - Pactwa, Joe
    1948 - Pierce, Jack
    1952 - Davey, Mike
    1956 - Chapman, Kelvin
    1958 - O'Connor, Jack
    1960 - Miller, Lemmie
    1961 - Schulz, Jeff
    1962 - Coles, Darnell
    1963 - Harvey, Bryan
    1967 - Stanton, Mike
    1969 - Abbott, Kurt
    1970 - Kelly, Mike
    1970 - Cornelius, Reid
    1972 - Ibanez, Raul
    1972 - Sanford, Chance
    1975 - Rain, Steve
    1978 - Perez, Neifi
    1978 - Serrano, Wascar
    1981 - Burton, Jared
    1981 - Tsao, Chin-Hui
    1982 - Stauffer, Tim
    1983 - Geer, Josh
    1986 - Martin, Chris
    1990 - Smith, Jake
    1992 - Cowart, Kaleb



    Baseball Deaths on June 2...


    1905 - East, Harry
    1915 - Orr, Dave
    1924 - Hughes, Jay
    1934 - Pirie, Jim
    1941 - Gehrig, Lou
    1955 - Eccles, Harry
    1956 - Parisse, Tony
    1956 - Sullivan, Denny
    1964 - Kading, Jack
    1966 - Casey, Joe
    1973 - Bader, Lore
    1975 - Emery, Spoke
    1977 - Steengrafe, Milt

    1978 - McGraw, Bob
    1981 - O'Neal, Skinny
    1993 - Mize, Johnny
    1994 - Flohr, Mort
    1996 - Snyder, Gene
    2000 - Clary, Ellis
    2001 - Bragan, Jimmy
    2001 - Woodling, Gene
    2013 - Ward, Preston
    2016 - Pfund, Lee


                 


     



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This Date In White Sox History - June 2nd




 


June 2, 1985 - A four run bottom of the first inning was all the White Sox needed in beating the Kansas City Royals 4 - 1 at Comiskey Park.  White Sox first baseman Greg Walker capped off the first inning scoring with a three-run homer. Royals pitching then shut down the White Sox bats the rest of the way allowing only a 4th inning one-out single by White Sox catcher Marc 'Booter' Hill.  Starting pitcher Rich Dotson went 6 1/2 innings allowing 6 hits, one earned run while striking out six to pick up the victory.  White Sox closer Bob James  picked up his 10th save of the season.

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June 2, 1995 - With the Sox having blown four straight games to the Indians, and off to an 11 - 20 start, manager Gene Lamont is fired and replaced by 3rd base coach Terry Bevington.



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    On June 3 in Baseball History...


    1888 - The first publication of Ernest L Thayer's poem Casey at the Bat appears in the San Francisco Examiner. The work is originally published under the pen name 'Phin', because the poet feels embarrassed by what he considers to be bad verse and decides to keep his identity a secret, until others come forward to claim the work to be their own.


    1902 - Cardinal right-hander Mike O'Neil hits the first pinch-hit grand slam in major league history. The hurler's ninth inning blast off Beaneater Togie Pittinger proves to be the difference in the Redbirds' 11-9 victory over Boston at South End Grounds.

    1921 - Crip Polli strikes out 28 batters in a ten-inning contest against Cushing Academy at Mountaineer Recreation Field in Montpelier, Vermont. The Goddard Seminary student's performance, which is highlighted in Ripley's Believe It or Not, is no fluke as the high schooler will fan 105 batters in a five-game span.

    1925 - White Sox manager Eddie Collins makes hit number 3,000 against Detroit.


    1930 - Grover Alexander is released by the Phillies after posting an 0-3 record. He ends his career thinking he has the N.L. record for most wins at 373, one more than Christy Mathewson. In 1946, a win disallowed in 1902 is restored to Mathewson's record, to leave the two great pitchers at a tie.

    1932 - In Philadelphia, Lou Gehrig becomes the first player in the twentieth century to blast four home runs in one game, and barely misses hitting a fifth. The Yankees hammer out a major league record with 50 total bases in a 20-13 slugfest with Philadelphia.

    1932 - Citing poor health, the Giants announce the resignation of long time skipper, John McGraw. During his thirty-two year tenure, the fiery manager won three World Series and nine National League pennants, including a record four consecutive flags.

    1932 - Tony Lazzeri blasts a grand slam to complete his natural cycle, with his four hits being accomplished in sequential order; single, double, triple, home run. This rare and amazing feat is overshadowed by Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig hitting four home runs in the same game, and the announcement of long-time Giants manager John McGraw's retirement on the same day.

    1933 - The Yankees survive the visiting A's 11-run outburst in the second inning beating Philadelphia 17-11. The Bronx Bombers also enjoy a big inning putting up a 10-spot in the fifth inning.


    1937 - Negro Leagues star Josh Gibson is credited with a drive that hits just two feet below the rim of Yankee Stadium, about 580 feet from home plate. It is estimated that the ball would have traveled nearly 700 feet if unimpeded.

    1939 - Joe Sprinz fractures his upper jaw in twelve places and has five teeth knocked out attempting to catch a ball dropped 800 feet from a Goodyear blimp. 'Mule', a catcher with the PCL's San Francisco Seals, had been participating in Baseball Day at the Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay when the ball hit his upraised glove and was driven into his face resulting in two-month stay in the hospital.

    1951 - With two outs in the second inning of an eventual 1-0 loss to the Giants, Cardinals' southpaw Max Lanier walks Monte Irvin, gives up a double down the right field line to Willie Mays, and then intentionally walks Hank Thompson to load the bases. The St. Louis lefty will get out of the early jam by striking out opposing pitcher Dave Koslo, but the frame will mark the first time in major league history a trio of black players occupy three bases at the same time.

    1952 - The Red Sox deal Johnny Pesky, Walt Dropo, Fred Hatfield, Don Lenhardt and Bill Wight to the Tigers in exchange for Hoot Evers, George Kell, Johnny Lipon and Dizzy Trout. Pesky will return to Boston to serve as a coach, manager, announcer and assistant general manager and will have his uniform number 6 retired by the organization in 2008.

    1953 - Congress cites the research of New York City librarian Robert Henderson in proving that Alexander Cartwright founded baseball and not Abner Doubleday. His 1947 book Bat, Ball and Bishop documents Cartwright's contributions to the origins of the game of baseball.

    1955 - Stan Musial hits the 300th home run of his career, a fifth-inning, three-run shot against Brooklyn's Johnny Podres. The Cards use an N.L.-record eight pitchers but still lose 12-5.

    1958 - The Dodger referendum passes in Los Angeles by a slim margin of 24,293 votes. The proposition allows the city to sell 300 acres of Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers for their stadium. The N.L. president had stated that the Dodgers should vacate Los Angeles if the bill failed.

    1967 - Harmon Killebrew launches the longest home run ever hit in Metropolitan Stadium, a 503 foot shot which travels deep in the second deck of the left-center field bleachers. The stadium chair the ball hit by the Twins' outfielder is mounted high on a wall overlooking the flume ride at Nickelodeon Universe in the Mall of America, the former site of the Met, in the precise spot the ball landed in the upper deck in deep left-center field.


    1971 - Cubs southpaw Ken Holtzman tosses the second no-hitter of his career, victimizing the Reds 1-0. Holtzman scores the only run, in the third inning.

    1978 - Phillies' Davey Johnson becomes the first major leaguer to pinch-hit two grand slams in one season. His ninth inning bases-loaded shot beats the Dodgers, 5-1.

    1978 - The Braves and the Cubs tie a major league record using 14 hurlers in a single game. Each team uses seven pitchers when Chicago beats Atlanta at Wrigley Field, 8-6.

    1980 - The Mets select 18-year old Darryl Strawberry as the team's number one pick in the June draft. During his stormy eight-year tenure with the team, the 6' 6" outfielder will establish franchise records with 252 homers and 733 RBIs.

    1981 - Returning as a free agent after a two-year absence from the game, Royals catcher Jerry Grote hits his first home run since 1976. The former Astro and Mets backstop's grand slam helps Kansas City overcome the Mariners, 12-9.

    1985 - The Brewers select University of North Carolina catcher B.J. Surhoff with the first pick in what will prove to be an extremely fruitful free-agent draft. Surhoff was the catcher for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1984, and fellow Olympians Will Clark (Mississippi State), Bobby Witt (University of Oklahoma), and Barry Larkin (University of Michigan) are drafted second, third, and fourth by the Giants, Rangers, and Reds, respectively.

    1987 - Three grand slams are hit at Wrigley Field in the Cubs' 22-7 rout of the Astros. Chicago's Keith Moreland and Brian Dayett go deep with the bases loaded and Billy Hatcher adds one for Houston.

    1989 - In a 22-inning game played at the Astrodome, Houston beats the Dodgers, 5-4, when Rafael Ramirez's run-scoring single plates Bill Doran to end the contest at 2:50 a.m., seven hours and 14-minutes after it started. The longest game in National League history features L.A. center fielder John Shelby going 0-for-10 and southpaw Fernando Valenzuela finishing the game at first base.

    1989 - Nolan Ryan pitches his 11th career one-hitter beating the Mariners, 6-1. The Alvin, Texas native breaks Bob Feller's record of 15 low-hit games having now pitched a combination of 16 no-hit and one-hit games.  Ryan also strikes out 11 to tie Don Sutton's major league record of 21 seasons with at least 100 strikeouts.

    1991 - The Yankees make high-school pitcher Brien Taylor the number one pick of the amateur draft. The Braves take Arizona State outfielder Mike Kelly with the second pick.

    1993 - Although Alex Rodriguez called and asked the team not to choose him, the Mariners still select the stand-out scholastic shortstop with the first pick in the amateur draft. The Westminster Christian High School (FL) senior, who hit .417 with 17 homers along with 90 stolen bases, told club officials that Seattle was too far away and he wanted to play in the National League.

    1995 - In a scoreless tie, Expo hurler Pedro Martinez hurls nine perfect innings against Padres. After Montreal takes the lead in the top of the tenth inning, the 23-year old Dominican right-hander gives up a lead-off double to Bip Roberts in the bottom of the frame but gets the 1-0 victory when Mel Rojas secures the final three outs for a save.

    1996 - At the Huggins-Stengel complex in St. Petersburg, the expansion Devil Rays begin their first mini-camp in franchise history. Twenty-four free agents, signed before the June draft, work out in front of the recently assembled Tampa Bay coaching staff and Tom Foley, the team's field coordinator.

    1997 - Albert Belle returns to Cleveland for the first time since signing a $55-million, five-year contract with the rival White Sox. Belle has three hits, including a three-run home run, and when the fans pelt him with debris he waves his glove and asks for more. After the last out of Chicago's 9-5 win, Belle gives a final obscene gesture to the Jacobs Field crowd before running off the field.


    1998 - Orlando Hernandez gets the victory in his major league debut when the Yankees defeat the Devil Rays in New York, 7-1. 'El Duque', who escaped from Cuba by boat six months ago, allows a run on five hits in seven innings.

    2001 - Manny Ramirez's 491-foot, fifth deck blast is the longest home run ball ever hit in the history of the SkyDome. The Red Sox DH's moon shot eclipses A's first baseman Mark McGwire's 1996 mark by three feet.

    2002 - The fifth major league manager is fired since the beginning of the season when Buck Martinez is let go by the 20-33 Blue Jays. The former catcher and broadcaster will be replaced for the remainder of the season by third base coach Carlos Tosca.

    2003 - Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is named the 11th captain in club history, The 28-year old joins Hal Chase (1912), Roger Peckinpaugh (1914-21), Babe Ruth (for six days in 1922), Everett Scott (1922), Lou Gehrig (1935-41), Thurman Munson (1976-79), Graig Nettles (1982-84), co-captains Willie Randolph and Ron Guidry (1986-89), and Don Mattingly (1991-95).

    2003 - Slugger Sammy Sosa is ejected from the game during the first inning after he shatters his bat and the broken remains expose cork. The Cub outfielder will be suspended by major league baseball for eight games (will be reduced to 7) for his offense.

    2004 - After calling calling 4,306 consecutive regular season games, and another 41 during the postseason, Tom Cheek’s 27 1/2 season streak ends. The modest broadcaster, who misses his first game due to his dad’s death, had done play-by-play of every Blue Jays game since the team’s inception on a snowy day in 1977.

    2008 - Elaine Fulps wins the Grand Prairie AirHogs promotion that includes a certificate for a casket and a funeral at the Chapel of Roses Funeral Home as well as a cemetery plot and a headstone. The American Association minor league team’s $10,000 give-away will not expire until the 60-year winner from Arlington, Texas resident does, according to Ron Alexander, the sales manager at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.


    2010 - The day after he loses a perfect game on a blown call, Armando Galarrga presents the lineup card at home plate to Jim Joyce, the ump who made the infamous call. In a display of outstanding sportsmanship that is applauded nationwide, the two shake hands and when Galarraga walks away, the apologetic arbitrator pats the Venezuelan right-hander on the shoulder.


    2012 - In a pre-game ceremony at Citi Field, John Franco becomes the 26th member of the Mets Hall of Fame. The former southpaw reliever, who also played for Cincinnati and Houston, leads all lefties in all-time saves with 424, which includes 276 for the Mets, a franchise record.

    2013 - The Texas Rangers released Mark Teahen.

    2015 - The Baltimore Orioles traded Alejandro de Aza and cash to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Joe Gunkel.

    2017 - The San Francisco Giants signed Jerry Sands as a free agent.




    Baseball Birthdays on June 3...


    1863 - Wagenhorst, Woody
    1867 - Widner, Wild Bill
    1875 - Dobbs, John
    1881 - Hanford, Charlie
    1888 - Baker, Jesse

    1890 - Taff, John
    1890 - Wilson, Tom
    1892 - Lohr, Howard
    1895 - Bassler, Johnny
    1899 - Pickering, Urbane
    1900 - Baldwin, Harry
    1903 - Geygan, Chappie
    1913 - Sheehan, Jim
    1916 - Wilson, Max
    1924 - Armstrong, George
    1928 - Young, Dick
    1934 - Gentile, Jim
    1942 - Josephson, Duane

    1943 - Keller, Ron
    1953 - Glynn, Ed
    1955 - Gaudet, Jim
    1956 - Valdez, Julio
    1960 - Lyons, Steve
    1960 - Lyons, Barry

    1961 - Tolentino, Jose
    1964 - Liriano, Nelson
    1970 - Everett, Carl

    1971 - Ledesma, Aaron
    1971 - Molina, Izzy
    1972 - Rekar, Bryan
    1973 - Machado, Robert

    1975 - Green, Jason
    1975 - Molina, Jose
    1977 - Hafner, Travis
    1978 - Smyth, Steve
    1981 - Kawasaki, Munenor
    1981 - Rundles, Richi
    1985 - Harrell, Lucas

    1986 - Lutz, Zach
    1989 - Ogando, Nefi
    1991 - Ventura, Yordano
    1994 - Bader, Harrison
    1995 - Lauer, Eric



    Baseball Deaths on June 3...


    1904 - Pfann, Bill
    1911 - Clarke, Dad
    1923 - Billiard, Harry
    1930 - Hemming, George
    1936 - Shindle, Billy
    1940 - Kelly, Billy
    1950 - Griner, Dan
    1954 - Harvey, Zaza

    1956 - Walters, Roxy
    1960 - Kippert, Ed
    1962 - Stokes, Art
    1969 - Jones, Cobe
    1970 - May, Jakie
    1971 - Spencer, Vern
    1973 - Mills, Jack
    1976 - Chervinko, Paul
    1976 - Stone, Dwight
    1977 - Glenn, Bob
    1978 - Rickert, Marv

    1997 - Browne, Pidge
    2004 - Cleary, Joe
    2017 - Piersall, Jimmy



 


 


 


   


 






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This Date In White Sox History - June 3rd




June 3, 1961 - White Sox first baseman Roy Sievers hit a walk off homer in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the White Sox a 6 -5 win over the New York Yankees.  Pitcher Warren Hacker hurls three perfect innings in relief to pick up his first win as a member of the White Sox.

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June 3, 1971 - Two-time future White Sox DH/OF Carl Everett was born on this date in Tampa, Florida.



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This Date In White Sox History - June 3rd



June 3, 1992 -White Sox DH George Bell was the offensive hero in a 2-1 Sox  win over the Boston Red Sox before a crowd of 35,584 at Comiskey Park.  Bell hit his 11th HR of the year in the sixth inning to give the Sox a 1-0 lead.  Later in the bottom of the 10th, George had the two-out  GWRBI walk off single to give Bobby Thigpen his first win of the season.

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    On June 4 in Baseball History...


    1890 - Submariner Tim Keefe of the New York Giants franchise of the Players League defeats the Boston Reds, 9-4, to record his 300th victory. 'Sir Timothy', who won 19 straight decisions in 1888, will finish his 14-year career with 342 victories.

    1911 - In a 26-3 win over the Braves at Palace of the Fans in Cincinnati, thirteen Reds players cross home plate. It is the highest number of different players from one team to score in a single game in major league history.

    1937 - Gus Suhr establishes a new National League record when he plays in his 822nd consecutive game. The Pirates first baseman's streak will end the following day when he attends his mother's funeral in San Francisco.

    1940 - The Cardinals play their first night game at home losing to Brooklyn, 10-1, despite Joe Medwick's 5-for-5 performance that included three doubles. The honor of hosting the first evening tilt in St. Louis, that took place on May 24, was given to the Browns, after the two teams finally agreed to split the $150,000 cost of installing lights at Sportsman's Park, the ballpark they share.

    1940 - Pittsburgh routs the Boston Bees, 14-2, in the first night game played in the Steel City. Joe Bowman, the Pirates' starter, tosses a five-hitter with rookies Bob Elliott and Maurice Van Robays providing the offense with timely extra-base hits.

    1943 - Mort Cooper of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches back-to-back one-hitters, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers on May 31 and the Philadelphia Phillies on June 4. Hits by Billy Herman on May 31 and by Jimmy Wasdell of the Phils deprive him of no-hitters.

    1951 - Pirates outfielder Gus Bell hits for the cycle in Philadelphia as the Bucs beat the Phillies, 12-4. His son, Buddy, and his grandson, David, will also play in the major leagues.

    1953 - Pittsburgh trades outfielder Ralph Kiner, catcher Joe Garagiola, pitcher Howie Pollet, and outfielder Catfish Metkovich to the Cubs for catcher Toby Atwell, pitcher Bob Schultz, first baseman Preston Ward, third baseman George Freese, outfielder Bob Addis, outfielder Gene Hermanski, and $150,000.

    1964 - At Connie Mack Stadium, Sandy Koufax throws his third no-hitter in three years, blanking the Phillies 3-0. The Dodgers' southpaw, who will add a perfect game to his resume next season, joins Bob Feller as the only other modern major leaguer to pitch three career hitless games.

    1967 - Curt Flood's record string of 568 straight chances without an error ends when he drops a fly ball during a 4-3 win over the Cubs at St. Louis. The Cardinals center fielder had played an N.L.-record 227 straight games without an error beginning Sept. 3, 1965.

    1968 - Don Drysdale pitches his sixth consecutive shutout defeating the Pirates, 5-0. The Dodger right-hander will extend his major league record scoreless streak to 58 2/3 innings before yielding a run in his next start.

    1968 - In LA's Ambassador Hotel, Robert Kennedy, giving his victory speech for his win in the California primary before being fatally shot, tells his followers in the packed ballroom, "I like to express my high regard to Don Drysdale, who pitched his sixth straight shutout tonight. And I hope we can have as good fortune in our campaign." At nearby Chavez Ravine, the Dodgers right-hander had blanked the Bucs, 6-0, extending his scoreless streak to 54 innings.


    1970 - In the June draft, the Padres select high school catcher Mike Ivie as the number one pick. Choosing next, the Indians take Stanford pitcher Steve Dunning. The Pirates wait till the 15th round to take Dave Parker.

    1972 - The Dodgers retire Roy Campanella's uniform number 39. Campy, who won the MVP three times catching for Brooklyn in the fifties, joins Jackie Robinson (42) and Sandy Koufax (32) to be honored in this manner.

    1972 - A major-league record eight shutouts are pitched in the day's 16 games — five in the A.L., three in the N.L..

    1974 - On Ten-Cent Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto the field and cause the Indians to forfeit the game to the Rangers with the score tied 5-5 in the ninth inning.

    1975 - Danny Goodwin, picked first in the June 1971 free-agent draft, is picked first again, this time by the Angels. The next four picks fail to make the major leagues. Montreal picks future hall of famer Andre Dawson during the tenth round.

    1976 - In an 11-0 victory at Dodger Stadium, Mets right fielder Dave Kingman hits three home runs. Sky King’s two-run dinger and two three-run round trippers drive in eight runs, a new club record.

    1980 - At Shea Stadium, Jim Kaat, recently traded from the Yankees, goes the distance when the Cardinal left-hander blanks the Mets in 10 innings, 1-0. The 41-year old hurler, who didn’t start a game last season, gets the victory thanks to third baseman Ken Reitz's extra inning solo home run.

    1986 - In a 12-3 rout of the Braves, Pirates rookie outfielder Barry Bonds hits his first major league home run off Craig McMurtry. Bobby’s son will become the All-time career home run leader hitting 762 during his 22-year career playing for Pittsburgh and the San Francisco Giants.

    1988 - Rickey Henderson steals two bases in New York's 7-6, 14-inning loss to the Orioles, giving him a club-record 249 steals.

    1989 - Toronto beats Boston 13-11 in 12 innings after trailing 10-0 after six innings. It is the biggest lead the Red Sox have ever blown and is also their 12th consecutive loss to the Blue Jays at Fenway.

    1990 - Ramon Martinez, 22, strikes out 18 Braves in a 2-0 Dodgers win. He ties Sandy Koufax's club record and is one short of the N.L. mark. Martinez whiffed none in the ninth inning.

    1992 - San Jose voters tell the Giants they don't want them by rejecting a plan to build a new stadium in their town. Then the Astros add insult to injury by swatting the ball every which way in a 12-6 drubbing at Candlestick Park in front of just 8,850.

    1996 - Jacksonville Suns' (Tigers - AA) reliever Pamela Davis throws one scoreless inning of relief and gets the win in a minor league exhibition game against the Australian Olympic team becoming the first woman to pitch for a major league farm club.

    1996 - Paul Wilder is selected as the Devil Rays' first-ever draft pick when the team participates in the June free agent amateur draft. The 18-year outfielder-first baseman, who tops the huge list of 97 players chosen by Tampa Bay, will spend four years in the minor leagues without ever appearing in a major league game. 


    1998 - The Dodgers trade the 1995 National League Rookie of the Year Hideo Nomo (2-7 with a 5.05 ERA) and reliever Brad Clontz to the Mets for pitchers Dave Mlicki and Greg McMichael.

    1998 - By selling out all four-million shares of common stock sold at $15 each, the Indians raised $60 million making the Indians the first publicly traded major league team.

    2000 - Esteban Yan becomes the 14th player in baseball history to hit the first pitch thrown to him in a professional game for home run. In addition to his historic homer, the Devil Rays hurler picks up the victory in the inter-league contest against the Mets.

    2001 - After falling behind 3-0, Little League pitcher Robert Knight strikes out the final batter to complete a perfect game in which all 18 batters are struck out. The 5-foot-3 twelve-year old also had three hits as the Tigers beat the Giants, 7-0.

    2001 - In front of the team store at Miller Park, the Brewers unveil a bronze sculpture of Robin Yount, the two-time American League Most Valuable Player who played his entire 20-year career with team. The work created by sculptor Brian Maughan depicts an older player in mid-swing, but is the called “The Kid,” a nickname given to the future Hall of Famer as an 18 year-old in his rookie season in 1974.


    2003 - Although his bat may have contained cork in yesterday's game, all five of Sammy Sosa's historic bats housed at the Hall of Fame and the 76 confiscated from his locker by major league baseball revealed no signs of tampering. X-rays and CT scans were used to clear the Cubs' slugger remaining lumber.

    2003 - At Puerto Rico's Hiram Bithorn Stadium, Jeff DaVanon of the Angels joins Lee May (1969, Reds), Frank Thomas (1962, Mets) and Gus Zernial (1951, A's) as the fourth player to have three consecutive multi-homer games. At the same time, the Anaheim outfielder also becomes the third player to do it from both sides of the plate in two back-to-back contests matching Ken Caminiti (1995, Padres) and Eddie Murray (1987, Orioles).

    2004 - At Turner Field, Julio Franco became the oldest player in baseball history to hit a grand slam. The 45-year old Dominican first baseman’s first inning base-loaded home run proves to be the difference as the Braves beat the Phillies, 8-4.

    2006 - After going 1-for-11 in his first four games, Lastings Milledge collects three hits including his first big league dinger. The two-run home run off Giants All-Star closer Armando Benitez, which ties the game in the tenth, sparks controversy as the Mets rookie, on his way to his position in right field in the 11th inning high fives some of the Shea Stadium fans in the front row, much to the displeasure to many players in both dugouts.

    2009 - In the opener of a twin bill, Randy Johnson gives a solid six-inning performance in the Giants’ 5-1 victory over the Nationals to earn his 300th victory. The 'Big Unit' becomes the 24th pitcher to accomplish the feat, and first to reach the milestone on his first attempt since Tom Seaver beat the Yankees in 1985.

    2010 - The Brevard County Manatees announce they will stop taking ‘BP’ to protest of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the company with the same initials. The Florida State League team, a farm club of the Brewers, plans to refer to batting practice as hitting rehearsal, to become better known as ‘HR’.

    2010 - After coming home from a 0-6 road trip, Orioles manager Dave Trembley is fired by the club that has the worst record in the major leagues. Third base coach Juan Samuel is appointed the interim skipper of the 15-39 last-place Birds.

    2012 - With the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft, the Astros take Carlos Correa, making him the first player from Puerto Rico to be selected number one overall. Before the selection of the 17 year-old shortstop from Barrio Velázquez, former major league catcher Ramon Castro had previously been the highest-drafted player out of the Commonwealth when he was chosen No. 17 overall by Houston in 1994.

    2013 - After tying the game in the tenth inning with a home run off Steve Cishek, John Mayberry Jr. hits his first career grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the 11th to give the Phillies a 7-3 walk-off victory over Miami at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia outfielder, who entered the contest in the seventh frame as a pinch hitter, ties a major league record shared by five other players for the most round-trippers hit in extra innings in one game.

    2015 - The Los Angeles Dodgers released David Aardsma.

    2016 - The San Diego Padres traded James Shields and cash to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Erik Johnson and Fernando Tatis.




    Baseball Birthdays on June 4...


    1849 - Parks, Bill
    1852 - Murnane, Tim
    1867 - Townsend, George
    1870 - Lipp, Tom
    1877 - Crisham, Pat
    1882 - Burg, Joe
    1885 - Vaughn, Bobby
    1886 - Weaver, Orlie
    1889 - Magee, Lee
    1892 - Kelly, Herb
    1892 - Twombly, George
    1892 - Maloy, Paul
    1896 - Connolly, Joe
    1900 - Watkins, George
    1906 - Marshall, Doc
    1907 - Washington, George

    1908 - Klinger, Bob
    1908 - Jorgens, Orville
    1913 - Holden, Joe
    1913 - Murray, Amby
    1915 - Holland, Bill
    1922 - Coleman, Ray
    1922 - Grimsley, Ross

    1925 - Aylward, Dick
    1928 - Hunter, Billy
    1933 - Earley, Arnold
    1938 - Mahaffey, Art
    1939 - Linz, Phil
    1947 - Griffin, Doug
    1953 - Demery, Larry
    1956 - Kennedy, Terry
    1957 - Pena, Tony

    1958 - Jones, Ricky
    1964 - Searcy, Steve
    1965 - Allred, Beau
    1965 - Stillwell, Kurt
    1967 - Servais, Scott
    1967 - Wilkins, Rick
    1969 - Perez, Robert
    1973 - Lundquist, David

    1974 - Coquillette, Trace
    1974 - Erstad, Darin

    1976 - Lim, Chang-Yong
    1976 - Romero, J.C.
    1983 - Meredith, Cla
    1993 - Bonifacio, Jorge
    1993 - Nola, Aaron
    1996 - Peralta, Freddy



    Baseball Deaths on June 4...


    1886 - Ward, Jim
    1898 - Smith, Harry
    1926 - Griffin, Sandy
    1940 - Baker, Phil
    1941 - Coyle, Bill
    1946 - Barry, Tom
    1950 - Sturgis, Dean
    1957 - Krichell, Paul
    1961 - Davis, George
    1966 - McConnaughey, Ralph
    1967 - Benn, Henry
    1982 - Kaufmann, Tony
    1993 - Reeves, Bobby
    2001 - Corriden, John
    2005 - Weafer, Ken
    2006 - Fleming, Bill
    2006 - Jones, Ron
    2007 - Boyer, Clete
    2014 - Zimmer, Don



           


               


         



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This Date In MLB History - June 4th











June 4, 1974 - On ten-cent beer night, the Indians forfeit to the Rangers due the Tribe's unruly fans as the game is called off in the bottom of the ninth with scored tied at five by home plate ump, Nestor Chylak. An estimated 60,000 cups of brew is sold to a crowd of 25,134.

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    On June 5 in Baseball History...


    1900 - Pirates' first baseman Duff Cooley has only two putouts in a 6-5 loss to the Phillies at the Baker Bowl. The left-handed swinging Texan patrols mostly in the outfield, but plays all positions becoming one of baseball's first utility players.

    1920 - Citing the abolition of the spitball as the reason for the dramatic increase of home runs, Tom Shibe denies the baseballs are livelier this season. The A's vice president is also a member of the company which makes the baseballs.

    1930 - The Indians score nine runs in the first inning en route to a 17-7 victory over Boston. The Tribe bangs out 25 hits with every starter collecting at least two hits with the exception of shortstop Carl Lind, who contributes a single in the League Park contest.

    1939 - Tigers right-hander Tommy Bridges limits the Yankees to just four hits blanking the Bronx Bombers, 3-0. It will be the only time New York will be shut out this season.

    1948 -  In a 6-5 victory at Chicago's Wrigley Field, Phillies' outfielder Richie Ashburn extends his consecutive hitting streak to 23 games tying the major league rookie record. 'Whitey' establishes a 20th-century mark, which will be matched this season by Alvin Dark, an infielder with the Braves.

    1949 - The five-year ban placed on players who jumped to the Mexican League is lifted by Commissioner Happy Chandler because with some players planning to sue Major League Baseball on antitrust grounds for reinstatement the owners do not want a courtroom challenge to the reserve clause. Lou Klein, who left the first-place Cardinals two months into the 1946 season to play south of the border with Vera Cruz, will be the first exile to return the major leagues when he singles and and scores as a pinch-hitter in the Redbirds' victory over Brooklyn at Sportman's Park on June 16.

    1959 - Pittsburgh's slugging first baseman Dick Stuart hits a 457-foot homer over the Forbes Field center field wall making the blast the longest home run in the 50-year history of the ballpark. Dr. Strangeglove's home run comes in the first inning off Glenn Hobbie in the Pirates' 10-5 loss to Chicago.

    1961 - Robin Roberts, who will finish his career playing with three other clubs, wins his last game for the Phillies beating the Giants at Candlestick Park, 3-2. The future Hall of Famer's lone victory this season, a complete-game six-hitter, is his 234th win for Philadelphia, the most by a right-hander in franchise history.

    1966 - In the Pirates' 10-5 victory over Houston at Forbes Field, Willie Stargell enjoys a 5-for-5 day that includes two home runs and a double. The Pittsburgh first baseman's performance gives him nine consecutive hits in two days.

    1974 - Oakland outfielder Reggie Jackson, tired of being picked on by Billy North, tackles his A's teammate in the Tiger Stadium clubhouse starting a nasty fight which results in some costly injuries. In addition to Jackson injuring his shoulder, Ray Fosse, attempting to separate the brawlers, crushes a disk in the catcher's neck that virtually ends his season.

    1977 - The Dodgers retire former manager Walter Alston's uniform, number 24, on Old-Timers Day. Doug Rau then pitches the current Dodgers to a 4-2 win over the Padres.

    1979 - Willie Horton becomes the 43rd major league player to hit 300 career home runs. The 36-year old Mariner outfielder will end his 18-year career with 325 round-trippers.

    1981 - Houston's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as baseball's all-time walks allowed leader, giving up two walks in a 3-0 win over the Mets to raise his total to 1,777. Ryan also fans ten batters while pitching a five-hitter.

    1982 - Cal Ripken's span of 8,243 consecutive innings begins with the Orioles' 3-1 victory over Minnesota at the Metrodome. The infielder's record streak, which will last for 904 games, ends when he is lifted in the eighth inning for a pinch runner during an 18-3 September loss to the Blue Jays in 1987 .

    1985 - Retiring the last 16 Angels, Orioles hurler Dennis Martinez tosses a one-hitter beating California at Memorial Stadium, 4-0. Jerry Narron's third inning single spoils the no-hit bid as 'El Presidente' notches his 100th career victory.

    1986 - Casey Candaele makes his major league debut pinch-hitting for the Expos in a 7-3 loss to Philadelphia at Olympic Stadium. With this appearance, the versatile utility man and his mom, Helen Callaghan, a former left-handed center fielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, become the only mother and son to have both played professional baseball.

    1987 - Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation and allows one run in six and two-thirds innings to earn the win as the Mets beat the Pirates 5-1 at Shea Stadium.

    1989 - The Toronto SkyDome opens, but the Blue Jays lose 5-3 to the Brewers. Baseball's newest and most modern stadium features a fully retractable roof, a hotel, the world's largest video display board, and a Hard Rock Cafe.


    1989 - Alan Zinter, a product of the University of Arizona, is selected by the Mets in the first round of the amateur draft, 24th pick overall. The colligiate catcher will not play his first major league until 13 years later when he makes his debut with Houston as a 34-year old pinch-hitter in 2002.

    1992 - At Three Rivers Stadium, Mets first baseman Eddie Murray drives in two runs passing Yankee legend Mickey Mantle [1,509] as the all-time RBI leader among switch-hitters.

    1997 - Seattle shortstop Alex Rodriguez becomes only the second Mariners player ever to hit for the cycle in a 14-6 victory at Detroit. Rodriguez did it the hard way, hitting his triple in the eighth and his double in the ninth. A lucky Mariners fan collected a $1 million prize in a radio promotion due to Rodriguez's feat.

    2000 - The Marlins select 16-year-old Adrian Gonzalez as their first overall pick in the first-year player draft. The first baseman, a student at Eastlake High School in Bonita, California, comes to terms with Florida on the same day he is drafted.

    2001 - In an 18-inning game that lasts 5 hours, 52 minutes, Manny Ramirez is intentionally walked four times tying an American League record. Yankee outfielder Roger Maris was passed intentionally four times by the Los Angeles Angels in 1962.

    2001 - By homering in his team's 57th game, Barry Bonds becomes the fastest player ever to hit 30 home runs. In 1928, it took Babe Ruth 63 games to reach the same mark.

    2001 - The Mets draft Hickory High School (Chesapeake, VA) standout in the first round of the amateur draft, the 38th pick overall. The 18 year-old infielder, who will become the face of the franchise, signs with New York a week later.

    2002 - The Houston-based fruit-juice subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company renames Astros Field as Minute Maid Park after acquiring the naming rights to the ballpark for 28 years at an estimated price of $170 million. The original name of the stadium, Enron Field, was dropped in February when the team regained the naming rights by making a deal to pay the debtors of the bankrupt energy corporation the sum of $2.1 million.

    2002 - Rangers' designated hitter Juan Gonzalez becomes the 34th major leaguer, and the first from Puerto Rico to hit 400 career home runs. The Juan Gone's milestone is hit off Anaheim hurler Jarrod Washburn's first pitch in the second inning during a 7-5 extra inning loss to the Angels.

    2002 - Barry Bonds passes Frank Robinson to become fourth on the all-time career home run list when he belts his 587th home run. The historic grand slam, believed to be one of the longest homers ever hit in the 34-year history of the ballpark now called Qualcomm Stadium, puts the Giants' left fielder, the single-season home run record holder with 73, exactly 73 behind Willie Mays' 660 round-trippers for third place.

    2003 - In the second game of a double-header loss to the Brewers, Mets southpaw John Franco pitches an inning of relief to become the eighth pitcher to make a thousand career appearances. The last time Milwaukee swept a doubleheader on the road occurred eleven seasons ago when the Brewers of the American League beat the Royals twice on July 5, 2002, 8-7 and 5-3.

    2003 - Tony Clark changes his number from 00 to 52. The Mets' reserve player wanted to give the team's mascot, Mr. Met, his identity back as he and the Mascot shared double ought.

    2006 - Reds' slugger Ken Griffey Jr. hits a home run in his forty-third ballpark to tie the major league record also held by Fred McGriff. Junior, who has homered in every existing ballpark, goes deep twice in the new Busch Stadium, including a ninth inning three-run game winner off Jason Isringhausen in Cincinnati's 8-7 victory over the Redbirds.

    2008 - Joining Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray, Chipper Jones becomes just the third switch-hitter in major league history to hit 400 career home runs. The milestone homer is just one of his four hits the Braves' third baseman contributes to Atlanta's 7-5 comeback win over Florida.

    2008 - At Nationals Park, Mark Worrell becomes the eighth player in Cardinals history to hit a home run in his first big league at-bat. The rookie reliever, who also pitched two scoreless innings, hit his monstrous three-run blast on a 3-2 pitch from Washington’s Tim Redding in the sixth inning of a 10-9 St. Louis loss.

    2008 - In a televised game at Fenway Park against the Rays, NESN cameras catch Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis fighting in the dugout. The altercation between the Red Sox teammates is a result of Manny's taking exception to Youkilis's demonstrative behavior after the third baseman returns to the bench after striking out.

    2008 - At Fenway Park, Red Sox outfielder Coco Crisp takes exception to being hit in the hip by Rays' starter James Shields, and the Boston outfielder shows his displeasure by charging the the mound igniting a bench clearing brawl that will result in the ejections of the combatants along with Tampa Bay's Jonny Gomes and the suspension of eight players. In yesterday's game, Rays skipper Joe Maddon accused Crisp of intentionally trying to injure his second baseman Akinori Iwamura on a stolen base attempt.

    2008 - With the third pick over-all, the Royals select American Heritage High School (Plantation, FL) senior Eric Hosmer in the first round of the amateur draft. The slugging first baseman, chosen after infielders Tim Beckham (Rays) and Pedro Alvarez (Pirates), will receive a $6 million for signing with Kansas City, the largest bonus given to a draftee in franchise history.

    2009 - Twitter reaches a settlement with Tony La Russa, who claimed an unauthorized page on the site that used his name caused emotional distress by mocking his DUI charge and minimizing the loss of two players who had died in recent seasons. The Cardinals' manager drops his lawsuit when the social network agreed to pay legal fees and to make a donation to his Animal Rescue Foundation.

    2009 - John Schuerholz publicly apologizes to Tom Glavine for the club’s handling of the southpaw's release. The Braves' president, who chose not to give the 300-game winner a million dollar bonus by adding him to the 25-man roster, doesn't regret the decision, but for "the manner in which it was portrayed and explained" to the veteran pitcher.

    2009 - Just hours prior to its scheduled demise, Tiger Stadium is saved from complete demolition when Wayne County Circuit Judge Isidore Torres stops crews from tearing down what’s left of the ballpark at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues. A temporary restraining order, requested by the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy, gives the nonprofit group additional time to raise money for preservation and redevelopment of the historic ballpark.

    2009 - Caught on video shouting profanities, Alex Rios apologizes for the incident which occurred when he was leaving a Blue Jays’ charity event. After appearing to ignore a youngster's request for an autograph, the Toronto right fielder shouts an epithet when he hears an older man comment, “The way you played today Alex, you should be lucky somebody wants your autograph”.

    2012 - David Wright becomes the Mets all-time run scorer when he crosses the plate for the 736th time after homering in the team's ' 7-6 loss in Washington. New York's 29 year-old third baseman is already the franchise career leader in doubles, total bases, RBIs and extra-base hits.

    2012 - The Royals select Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado as the 8th pick in the MLB June Amateur Draft making the 17 years and 114 days old the youngest player to ever be chosen. The 6' 1", 180 pound outfielder/third baseman, a National Honor Society student at the Pendleton School in Florida, is an unexpected selection by Kansas City.

    2013 - The White Sox score five times in the top of the 14th inning, but the Mariners knot the score in the bottom of the frame thanks to Kyle Seager's two-out, two-strike bases-loaded round-tripper. The third baseman's homer, the first game-tying, extra-inning grand slam in major league history, isn't enough when Chicago beats Seattle, 7-5, in the 16-inning Safeco Field contest that takes 5 hours 42 minutes to complete.


    2015 - Pat Venditte becomes the first full-time switch-pitcher in the modern era when he tosses two scoreless frames in Oakland's 4-2 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The A's ambidextrous reliever faces the minimum six batters in his two innings, allowing a single to Hanley Ramirez before getting an inning-ending double play in the seventh and then proceeds to pitch a perfect eighth.

    2015 - The Biloxi Shuckers bat around in a five-run 10th inning, ending their season-long, 54-game road trip with a 6-2 victory over the Barons at Birmingham’s Regions Field. The victory gives the Brewers' Double-A affiliate four consecutive series triumphs heading into their first-ever home series at MGM Park.




    Baseball Birthdays on June 5...


    1864 - Meister, George
    1865 - Andrews, Jim
    1869 - Ulrich, George
    1870 - Zahner, Fred
    1874 - Chesbro, Jack
    1874 - Huelsman, Frank

    1874 - Yeager, George
    1876 - Neal, Offa
    1878 - Mitchell, Fred
    1878 - Reagan, Rip
    1878 - Maloney, Billy
    1881 - Lindemann, Bob
    1881 - Jacobson, Beany
    1887 - Collamore, Allan
    1889 - Hannah, Truck
    1890 - Douglas, Larry
    1890 - Madden, Gene
    1893 - Hall, Herb
    1895 - Rohwer, Ray
    1896 - Lefler, Wade
    1900 - Cavanaugh, John
    1902 - Gooch, Charlie
    1903 - Urbanski, Billy
    1905 - Kahn, Owen
    1916 - Joost, Eddie
    1918 - Odom, Dave
    1918 - Javery, Al
    1924 - Brissie, Lou
    1941 - Sims, Duke
    1945 - Coulter, Chip
    1948 - Schaeffer, Mark
    1951 - Elliott, Randy
    1951 - Jones, Darryl
    1953 - Siebert, Paul
    1954 - Blair, Dennis
    1966 - Spiers, Bill
    1967 - Lankford, Ray
    1970 - Schall, Gene
    1972 - Coolbaugh, Mike
    1974 - Ortiz, Russ
    1975 - Green, Jason
    1978 - Chapman, Travis
    1979 - Affeldt, Jeremy
    1983 - Bray, Bill
    1984 - Chirinos, Robinson
    1987 - Pina, Manuel
    1988 - Petricka, Jake
    1988 - Rienzo, Andre

    1989 - Nelson, Jimmy
    1989 - Somsen, Layne
    1991 - Heaney, Andrew
    1992 - Rodriguez, Dereck



    Baseball Deaths on June 5...


    1919 - McCloskey, John
    1921 - Rettger, George
    1924 - Reynolds, Bill
    1924 - Stine, Harry
    1924 - Sullivan, John
    1925 - Trott, Sam
    1930 - Say, Lou
    1933 - LaRocque, Sam
    1944 - Knell, Phil
    1945 - Lewis, Fred
    1952 - Haas, Bruno
    1957 - Wilson, Pete
    1960 - Jordan, Rip

    1961 - Smith, Syd
    1975 - Rader, Drew
    1976 - Lambeth, Otis
    1980 - Jones, Johnny
    1980 - Keenan, Jimmie
    1986 - Winters, Jesse
    1986 - Mulligan, Joe
    1991 - Suarez, Luis
    2000 - Liddle, Don
    2017 - Wagner, Hector



       


                   



 

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