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Chicago White Sox / Re: Today's Game - 2018
« Last post by aka Loveland on September 21, 2018, 03:45:10 pm »
Gotta love Q.  Bwahaha!
Chicago White Sox / Re: Today's Game - 2018
« Last post by BillSharp on September 21, 2018, 01:53:02 am »
8 W & 2 HB. 10 guys we put on base without hitting the ball.

Frare walks way to many batters. Worst thing a LOOGY can do is come in and walk the 1st guy he faces.

Bummer has stunk lately.

Why is Santiago an effective long relief pitcher but stinks as a starter?

Watched Wednesday's game & thought Covey looked fantastic. Can't figure that guy out.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 21, 2018, 12:50:01 am »

    On September 21 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on September 21...

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

    Baseball Deaths on September 21...

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

    2009 - Goldy, Purnal
    2012 - Umphlett, Tom

Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 20, 2018, 12:03:06 am »

    On September 20 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on September 20...

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

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

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

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

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

    1975 - Lara, Yovanny
    1976 - Walker, Kevin

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

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

    1990 - Giles, Kenneth
    1992 - Springs, Jeffrey

    Baseball Deaths on September 20...

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

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

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

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

    2013 - Linden, Walt
    2017 - Harrington, Mickey
    2017 - Hill, Garry
    2017 - Phillips, Ed






Chicago White Sox / Re: Today's Game - 2018
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 19, 2018, 09:27:42 pm »
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 19, 2018, 12:02:59 am »

    On September 19 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on September 19...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Deaths on September 19...

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

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

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

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






Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 18, 2018, 12:01:46 am »

    On September 18 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on September 18...

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

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

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

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

    1991 - Singleton, Jonathan
    1992 - Shafer, Justin
    1992 - Turnbull, Spencer

    Baseball Deaths on September 18...

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

    1982 - McCullough, Clyde
    2010 - Coleman, Ray

    2012 - Kralick, Jack





Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by PeteWard on September 17, 2018, 07:04:46 pm »
That picture of the Montana mountains they chose is actually from the Canadian Rockies.  Moraine Lake; used to be on the back of their twenty dollar bill
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