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    On September 24 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2013 - The Baltimore Orioles released Wilson Betemit.

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on September 24...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1993 - Smith, Drew
    1993 - Torres, Jose

    Baseball Deaths on September 24...

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

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




Chicago White Sox / Re: Today's Game - 2018
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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 23, 2018, 12:13:06 am »

    On September 23 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on September 23...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Deaths on September 23...

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

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

    2011 - Litwhiler, Danny
    2012 - Rodriguez, Roberto





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

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    On September 22 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on September 22...

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

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

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

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

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

    1986 - Leon, Arcenio
    1986 - Schwinden, Chris
    1993 - Cabrera, Mauricio
    1994 - Correa, Carlos
    1995 - Ortiz, Luis

    Baseball Deaths on September 22...

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



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