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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 17, 2018, 12:01:23 am »

On September 17 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baseball Birthdays on September 17...

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

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

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

1992 - Granite, Zack
1992 - Ramirez, Jose

Baseball Deaths on September 17...

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


Chicago White Sox / Re: Other Sports
« Last post by Shoeless on September 16, 2018, 04:28:34 pm »
Amazing Illinois had a chance to win. Something like 8-9 starters out.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Other Sports
« Last post by Method on September 16, 2018, 10:29:06 am »
That was a terribly played game by USF... not sure how they won that one.

Your new QB looks pretty good for a true freshman.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 16, 2018, 12:19:41 am »

Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 16, 2018, 12:15:44 am »
This Date In White Sox History - September 16th

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

Boxscore & P-B-P:

Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 16, 2018, 12:01:56 am »

    On September 16 in Baseball History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2009 - The Chicago White Sox released Bartolo Colon.

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

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

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

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

    Baseball Birthdays on September 16...

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

    1904 - Barnhart, Edgar
    1905 - Vance, Joe

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1989 - Grossman, Robbie
    1992 - Junis, Jake

    Baseball Deaths on September 16...

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

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

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

    2010 - Twitchell, Wayne






Chicago White Sox / Re: Other Sports
« Last post by Method on September 15, 2018, 02:50:29 pm »
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