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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 13, 2018, 12:04:08 am »

    On September 13 in Baseball History...

    1883 - Cleveland's one-arm pitcher Hugh Daily no-hits Philadelphia, 1-0. The fireballing Irish right-hander lost his left hand as a result of a gun accident earlier in his life.

    1902 - Johnny Evers, acquired to replace second baseman Bobby Lowe, who broke his ankle, joins shortstop Joe Tinker and first baseman Johnny Evers on the Chicago infield marking the first time the three Cubs' infielders have played together. The legendary double play trio will be immortalized in Franklin Pierce Adams' baseball poem, "Baseball's Sad Lexicon," better known as "Tinker to Evers to Chance".

    1909 - Ty Cobb clinches the American League home run title with his ninth round-tripper. It is an inside-the-park drive against the Browns. In fact, all his nine home runs this season are inside the park, including two in one game on July 15. He is the only player in this century to lead in home runs without hitting one out of the park.

    1925 - In the first game of a twin bill, Robins' (Dodgers) starter Dazzy Vance no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 10-1. The Brooklyn hurler had one-hit the team from the City of Brotherly Love five days earlier.

    1927 - Babe Ruth hits two home runs to give him 52 for the year as the Yankees win a pair from Cleveland to clinch the American League pennant. It is Miller Huggins' fifth pennant, tying him with Connie Mack. The Yankees win the nightcap 5-3, as Waite Hoyt wins his 20th.

    1932 - With their 100th victory of the year, the Yankees clinch the American league pennant as George Pipqras beat the Indians at Cleveland Stadium, 9-3. Yankee Joe McCarthy, who captured a flag with the 1929 Cubs, becomes the first manager to win pennants in both the American and National League.

    1933 - White Sox veteran hurlers Sad Sam Jones (41) and Red Faber (44) are the starting pitchers in a doubleheader split with the A's at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. It will be another 53 seasons before another pair 40+ year-old teammates (Yankees Tommy John and Joe Niekro) start both ends of a twin bill.

    1934 - Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis sells the World Series broadcast rights to the Ford Motor Company for $100,000. Previously no fee had been charged.

    1936 - Indians' teenage pitching phenom Bob Feller sets a new American League record by striking out 17 batters when he two-hits the A's at Shibe Park, 5-2. After the season, the 17-year old will return to his Van Meter, Iowa home to graduate from high school.

    1938 - A special committee names Alexander Cartwright to Baseball's Hall of Fame for originating the sport's basic concepts. Henry Chadwick, inventor of the box score and the first baseball writer, is also honored.

    1945 - Only 281 patrons are in attendance at Crosley Field to watch the hometown Reds beat New York, 3-2. The Thursday crowd will be the smallest gathering of fans during the 58-year history of the Cincinnati ballpark.

    1946 - The Boston Red Sox clinch the American League pennant, edging the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Ted Williams' inside-the-park home run, the only one of his career. Williams punches the ball over the shift when left fielder Pat Seerey pulls in behind the shortstop position.

    1948 - While batting, 32-year old Indian pitcher Don Black suffers a cerebral hemorrhage and is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The hurler will survive, but his major league career is over.

    1949 - For the second time in his career, Ralph Kiner hits four consecutive homers. After homering in his last two at-bat in the previous game (September 11) he goes deep in his first two at bats in today's contest.

    1950 - Giants' pitcher Sal Maglie's consecutive scoreless inning streak ends at 45 when Pirates' outfielder Gus Bell hits a 257-foot pop fly which just clears the wall at the Polo Grounds.

    1951 - The Cards split a rare doubleheader with two different teams, defeating the Giants 6-4 in the first game in the afternoon and losing to the Braves in the nightcap. The Cards manage just one hit in losing to Warren Spahn 2-0. It is the first time a team in the National League has played two different teams in the same day since the early years of the century.

    1953 - Bob Trice becomes the first black player to appear for the A's. The former Homestead Grays hurler will pitch in only in three games for Philadelphia this season and 19 next year and a few more in 1956.

    1954 - In the Giants' 1-0 victory over the Redbirds, Willie Mays strokes a first-inning double and scores the game's lone run. The two-bagger is the 'Say Hey Kid's' 82nd extra-base hit of the season, breaking the team record established by Mel Ott.  Giants' starter Johnny Antonelli picks up his sixth shutout and 21st victory of the season in the contest played before a crowd of 6,448 at the Polo Grounds.

    1958 - Warren Spahn becomes the first lefty to win twenty or more games nine times, as the Braves beat St. Louis 8-2. Eddie Plank and Lefty Grove each won twenty games eight times.

    1960 - In the top of the fifth inning at Crosley Field, Danny Murphy hits a two-out, three-run home run in an 8-6 loss to the Reds. The 18-year old right-fielder becomes the youngest Cubs player ever to homer.

    1963 - Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches the Yankees 28th pennant. It's a 2-0 shutout in Minnesota.

    1964 - The Cardinals become only the second team in major league history this century to score at least one run in every inning as they rout Chicago, 15-2. A dropped pop-up in the top of the ninth secures St. Louis' place in history.

    1965 - At the Astrodome facing Don Nottebart, Giant outfielder Willie Mays becomes the fifth player in major league history to hit 500 career home runs. The 'Say Hey Kid' will hit a league-leading and career high 52 home runs en route to his second MVP season.

    1968 - Jerry Koosman ties the National League rookie record when he hurls his seventh shutout of the season, blanking Pittsburgh on just three singles. The left-hander's 2-0 victory, the Mets' 67th win of the season - a franchise high, equals the mark shared by Irving Young (Braves, 1905) and Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies, 1911).

    1969 - In a 6-4 defeat to the Reds, Bobby Bonds becomes the fourth player in major league history to steal at least 30 bases and hit at least thirty home runs in the same season. The other members of the 30/30 club include Ken Williams (1922-Browns), Willie Mays (1956 & 1957-Giants) and Hank Aaron (1963-Braves).

    1971 - After connecting for #499 in Game 1 of a doubleheader, Frank Robinson of the Orioles joins the 500 home run club in the nightcap with a ninth-inning three-run homer off Fred Scherman of the Tigers.

    1978 - At Tiger Stadium, the visiting Yankees defeat Detroit, 7-3, to take sole possession of first place for the first time this season. On July 19, the Bronx Bombers trailed the Red Sox by 14 games in the American East Division.

    1982 - In addition to throwing a complete-game shutout to beat St. Louis, 2-0, for his 20th victory of the season, Phillies' southpaw Steve Carlton also goes deep in the fifth inning of the Veterans Stadium contest. It's the fourth time 'Lefty' has blanked his opponents and homered in the same game, becoming the first pitcher to have accomplished the feat in three different decades.

    1983 - Mike Fitzgerald becomes the 48th major leaguer to hit a home run in his first big league at bat. The Mets rookie backstop's second-inning homer of Tony Ghelfi contributes to a 5-1 victory over Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium.

    1983 - Recording his 39th save, Royals’ closer Dan Quisenberry breaks John Hiller’s single-season record. The submariner gets the last two outs in a 4-3 victory over the Angels.

    1986 - In a 14-1 trouncing of the Twins at the Metrodome, the Rangers hit a team record seven home runs, including blasts from Darrell Porter (2), Ruben Sierra (2), Steve Buechele, Pete O'Brien, and Pete Incaviglia. Minnesota's starter Bert Blyleven is tagged for five of the round-trippers, which raises his gopher ball total to 44 this season, establishing a new American League record.

    1989 - Fay Vincent is elected baseball's eighth commissioner, succeeding the late Bart Giamatti, whom he served as deputy commissioner.

    1991 - A 55-ton block collapses in Montreal's Olympic Stadium. The Expos, already in last place, will have to play the rest of their home games on the road.

    1995 - Appearing in the same game for the 1,915th time, Tiger second baseman Lou Whitaker and shortstop Alan Trammell set an American League record for joint appearances. The Detroit middle infielders surpass the mark established in 1990 by Royals' teammates George Brett and F. White.

    1996 - By hitting his 30th home run Dante Bichette joins his teammate Ellis Burks as a member of the 30/30 club. The Rockies join the 1987 New York Mets as the only teams in history to have two 30-30 players (Howard Johnson and Darryl Strawberry) during the same season.

    1996 - Alex Rodriguez became the first player in Mariners history to collect 200 hits in a season. The 20 year-old Seattle shortstop, who gets an RBI single off Minnesota's Travis Miller in the first inning to reach the milestone, will finish the season with 215 hits and a Major League leading .358 batting average.

    1998 - Sammy Sosa becomes the second player of the week to break the home run record of Roger Maris. Sosa, who had watched Mark McGwire tie and set the mark against the Cubs on September September 8, launches two home runs against the Brewers at Wrigley Field. The second one breaks the record, sets off a mad dash of fans chasing the ball on the street outside the ballpark, and sets up a game-tying rally against the Brewers in the ninth inning. Mark Grace later wins the game for the Cubs 11-10 with a home run.

    2001 - Due the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Major League Baseball postpones all games through September 17. The 91 missed games, the most regular-season contests not played since World War I forced the cancellation of the final month of the 1918 season, have been re-scheduled for the week after the regular season ends meaning the World Series is likely to extend into November for the first time in history.

    2002 - Oriole infielder Mike Bordick establishes a new American League record playing his 96th consecutive errorless game at shortstop. The mark was held by former teammate Cal Ripken.

    2002 - The U.S. Senate passes a resolution honoring Tiger broadcaster Ernie Harwell who is retiring at end of the season. The 84-year-old has been a major league baseball announcer for 55 years.

    2003 - After signing a one-day contract, Ken Daneyko grounds out to short in his professional baseball debut with the Newark Bears. The former New Jersey Devils defenseman, who was honored by the team before the game, plays DH against the Pennsylvania Road Warriors in a game started in a driving rainstorm and called immediately after his at bat.

    2004 - At Oakland’s Network Associates Coliseum, a female fan suffers a broken nose, facial lacerations and a possible concussion as she is hit with a plastic chair thrown by Ranger reliever Frank Francisco. The altercation between fans and the several Rangers players, which takes place in the field box seats between the Texas dugout and bullpen, occurs with two outs in the ninth inning after Texas' Alfonso Soriano’s second homer of the game ties the game 5-5.

    2005 - During the six-run second inning uprising by San Diego, each Dodger outfielder commits an error. The fielding of Ricky Ledee (lf), Jose Cruz Jr. (rf) and Jayson Werth (cf) contributes to the 6-4 loss to the first place Padres.

    2006 - With a single in the first inning, a double in the second, and triple in the fourth, Gary Matthews blasts a homer in the sixth to complete the cycle in order in his first four at bats. The Texas center fielder, son of a former major leaguer, is only the third Ranger player to hit for the cycle with Oddibe McDowell (1985) and Mark Teixeira (2004) being the others.

    2006 - In the Padres' 10-0 rout of Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park, Mike Piazza hits his last home run as a catcher to extend his record to 396, the most ever hit by a major league backstop. The 37-year old receiver surpassed Carlton Fisk in 2004 to establish the major league mark with his 352nd round-tripper while playing behind the plate for the Mets.

    2007 - After 13 years on the job, Terry Ryan announces his resignation as Twins general manager will be effective at the end of the month. The 53-year-old, who will serve as the team's senior advisor to the GM, saw his team win the AL Central last season for the fourth time since 2001.

    2008 - Striking out Raul Ibanez on a 3-2 changeup in the Angels' 5-2 victory over the Mariners, closer Francisco Rodriguez earns his 58th save to break the single-season record. K-Rod surpasses the mark established by Bobby Thigpen playing with the White Sox in 1990.

    2008 - The Marlins become only the second major league team to have three infielders hit 30 home runs in the same season when Hanley Ramirez goes deep in Florida's 4-2 victory over the Nationals at Dolphin Stadium. The Florida shortstop joins teammates first baseman Mike Jacobs and second baseman Dan Uggla to match feat accomplished in 2001 by A's infielders, Jason Giambi, Eric Chavez, and Miguel Tejada.

    2009    Ichiro Suzuki becomes the first player in major league history to collect 200 hits in nine consecutive seasons when he beats out an infield single in the Mariners' 5-0 nightcap victory over Texas at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The right-fielder had been tied with Wee Willie Keeler who had eight straight years with 200 or more hits playing for the National League franchises in Baltimore and Brooklyn from 1894-1901.

    2011 - After getting the first two outs on strikeouts, Mariano Rivera records his 600th career save when catcher Russell Martin throws out Ichiro Suzuki trying to steal second base for the final out of the game. The 41-year old Yankee closer is one save shy of tying Trevor Hoffman's major league career record.

    2013 - In a much anticipated start, Atlanta rookie David Hale sets a franchise record with nine strikeouts in his major league debut, but does not collect the victory when San Diego stages a late rally off the bullpen to overcome a three-run deficit to beat the Braves at Turner Field, 4-3. The 25 year-old right-hander from Marietta, GA surpasses the previous mark of eight shared by Bob Dresser (1902) and Kenshin Kawakami (2009).

    2013 - Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, with two out in the ninth inning, emerge from the dugout to take out legendary closer Mariano Rivera, giving the sold-out crowd at Yankee Stadium one last chance to cheer their beloved reliever. The unexpected visit to the mound, the brainchild of manager Joe Girardi, who asked permission from the umpires to implement the unorthodox move, triggers an emotional encounter between the remaining Core Four teammates that renders Mo speechless as he weeps from the adulation of his friends and fans.

    2014 - A walk off two-run homer in the bottom fo the ninth by Dayán Viciedo off of Glen Perkins gives the White Sox a 7-6 victory and seals a doubleheader sweep by the White Sox over the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field.   In game one, Alexei Ramirez's two-run homer along with two doubles by José Abreu and José Quintana's 7 solid innings on the mound led the White Sox to a 5-1 win.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 13...

    1864 - Schellhase, Al
    1887 - Redmond, Harry
    1889 - Chambers, Bill
    1890 - Marbet, Walt
    1893 - Ruether, Dutch
    1893 - Kelleher, John
    1894 - O'Brien, Dink
    1894 - Crane, Sam
    1896 - Stokes, Art
    1896 - Collins, Pat
    1896 - Wilson, Roy

    1897 - Rommel, Eddie
    1898 - Fullerton, Curt
    1903 - Warstler, Rabbit
    1906 - Levey, Jim
    1906 - Lee, Thornton

    1907 - Campbell, John
    1908 - Nitcholas, Otho
    1915 - Aderholt, Morrie
    1916 - Zimmerman, Roy
    1931 - Susce, George
    1934 - Hughes, Tom
    1938 - Heffner, Bob
    1939 - Parsons, Tom
    1945 - Wise, Rick
    1947 - Adamson, Mike
    1949 - Obradovich, Jim
    1949 - Dempsey, Rick
    1951 - McMillan, Tom
    1954 - Smith, Billy
    1954 - Harris, John
    1955 - Fischlin, Mike
    1963 - McCray, Rodney
    1964 - Hibbard, Greg

    1965 - Curry, Steve
    1967 - Correia, Rod
    1968 - Bennett, Erik
    1968 - Williams, Bernie
    1968 - Neagle, Denny
    1969 - Davis, Russ
    1971 - Brede, Brent
    1971 - Rios, Armando

    1972 - Perry, Chan
    1972 - Cruz, Nelson

    1976 - Miller, Wade
    1977 - Roberts, Grant
    1980 - James, Justin
    1980 - Matsuzaka, Daisuke
    1982 - Weeks, Rickie
    1984 - English, Jesse
    1985 - French, Luke
    1985 - Sanchez, Salvador

    1988 - Walden, Marcus
    1988 - Wilkins, Andy

    1990 - Hathaway, Steve
    1991 - Lee, Zach

    Baseball Deaths on September 13...

    1917 - Derby, Gene
    1933 - Harrington, Joe
    1945 - Blanton, Cy
    1946 - Gagnier, Ed
    1947 - Lennon, Ed
    1949 - Jordan, Tim
    1952 - Clauss, Al
    1953 - Callahan, Wesley
    1954 - Grimes, Roy
    1960 - Mattis, Ralph
    1966 - Comstock, Ralph
    1967 - Stanley, Joe
    1967 - LaPointe, Ralph
    1970 - Riley, Lee
    1973 - McCarthy, Johnny
    1973 - Barton, Vince
    1979 - Ward, Hap
    1980 - Pechous, Charlie
    1999 - Lohrman, Bill
    2001 - Comellas, Jorge
    2003 - Welaj, Johnny
    2009 - Frey, Lonny
    2012 - Pierce, Jack
    2013 - Osinski, Dan

    2014 - Torre, Frank





Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 12, 2018, 02:16:27 pm »
Yes, for Scahill maybe they are trying to get him enough time to go with what he had and make him pension eligible?

The post-1980 collective-bargaining agreement allowed eligibility for a lifelong pension after only 43 game days on a Major League roster. The current minimum benefit is $34,000 a year; the maximum is $220,000.  MLB players contribute zero dollars to their pension fund.

They also qualify for free lifetime health insurance after only one day on a MLB roster. 

Scahill entered the season with 2 years and 139 days of MLB service time.

Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 12, 2018, 01:26:32 pm »
I'm surprised they added Scahill to the 40-man AND outrighted Tyler Danish to Charlotte.  You would think that a 24-year old former 2nd round pick (Danish) would get the nod over a 31-year old minor league free agent signee (Scahill).  Especially when you see that Danish had better numbers than Scahill in Charlotte.
Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by BillSharp on September 12, 2018, 11:51:12 am »
Cordell was something, but this year he got hurt & missed most of the year & hit .239 at Charlotte. He turns 27 next March. I don't see him as a Rule 5 candidate or sought after as a minor league FA.
Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by msf on September 12, 2018, 06:36:59 am »
Yes, for Scahill maybe they are trying to get him enough time to go with what he had and make him pension eligible? Cordell they want to check out, they think he could be something
Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by BillSharp on September 12, 2018, 12:07:46 am »
I wonder about the call ups of Cordell & Scahill. I don't think either will stay on the 40 after the season ends.

Are they just being nice?
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 11, 2018, 11:59:13 pm »

    On September 12 in Baseball History...

    1914 - Yankees shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, twenty-three, replaces Frank Chance and becomes the all-time youngest manager, and the seventh in the club's twelve-year existence. He will go ten-ten and will manage next at Cleveland in 1928.

    1930 - Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez drives one over the head of Cincinnati left fielder Bob Meusel, and the ball bounces into the bleachers at Ebbets Field. It will be the Major Leagues' last recorded bounce home run. The National League declares after the season that such a hit will henceforth be a double. The American League had made the change after the 1929 season.

    1932 - Brooklyn's Johnny Frederick hit his Major League record sixth pinch-homer of the season in the ninth inning to spark the Dodgers to a 4-3 triumph over the Chicago Cubs at Ebbets Field.

    1936 - Kid Elberfeld, at age of 61, grounds out to third as he pinch-hits for the Fulton team in the Kitty League.

    1947 - Pirates' outfielder Ralph Kiner hits a record eight home runs in four games. Tony Lazzeri had hit seven round-trippers in four games in 1936.

    1952 - At Forbes Field, the Pirates become the first team to use protective head gear, a precursor to the batting helmet, that protects the players' temples. Branch Rickey's innovation, worn both at the plate and in the field in the Bucs' twin bill split with Boston, is a plastic hat with a foam layer attached the hat band.

    1953 - The Dodgers clinch a pennant at the earliest date ever in baseball history with a 5-2 victory over the Braves at County Stadium. Carl Erskine gets the win when Brooklyn, who clinches consecutive titles for the first time in franchise history, goes up 13 games up on Milwaukee with 12 left to play.

    1958 - At Connie Mack Stadium, Giants’ leadoff hitter Jim Davenport singles and a hits a three-run inside the park home during an eight-run first inning. Johnny Antonelli pitches a complete game for his 15th victory of the season as San Francisco routs the Phillies, 19-2.

    1959 - En route to a 21-15 season with the Giants, 33-year old Toothpick Sam Jones throws a four-hitter against Philadelphia to become the second black major leaguer to win twenty games. In 1955, the right-hander from Ohio lost twenty games pitching for the Cubs.

    1961 - Frank Lary wins his 20th game of the season, the second time he has accomplished the feat, when he goes the distance in the Tigers' 3-1 victory over Kansas City. The 31-year old right-hander will finish the season with a 23-9 record which includes a league-leading 22 complete games.

    1962 - At Memorial Stadium, twenty-seven year old Senator fireballer Tom Cheney sets a major league mark for K's in a single game by striking out 21 batters in a complete-game 16 inning, 2-1 victory over the Orioles.

    1962 - One game behind the front running Dodgers, the Giants lose Willie Mays as the ‘Say Hey Kid’ is hospitalized for nervous exhaustion. The team by-the-bay will drop six games in a row but will recover along with their All-star center fielder in time to beat Los Angeles in a playoff to win the National league pennant.

    1963 - With former Dodger teammates, including Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe and Ralph Branca, in attendance, Duke Snider is honored by the Mets who hold his 'night' at the Polo Grounds, in a game that coincidentally marks the last time the Giants, now located in San Francisco, will ever play in their once long-time home. The 'Silver Fox', obtained by the expansion team in April and who recently asked to be traded to a contender, tells the crowd at the Harlem ball park, “I look up into the stands, and it looks like Ebbets Field. The Mets are wonderful, but you can’t take the Dodger out of Brooklyn”.

    1964 - Orioles southpaw Frank Bertaina records his first major league victory when tosses a one-hitter to beat the A's at Memorial Stadium, 1-0. The losing pitcher Bob Meyer, who yields the game's lone run on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, also gives up just one hit in his complete-game effort against Baltimore.

    1969 - The Mets sweep the Pirates in a twin bill when Jerry Koosman and Don Cardwell both go the distance in 1-0 victories. Both starters drive in the only run scored in each game.

    1974 - Mike Schmidt hits an eighth inning three-run bomb, his 36th home run and final one this season, off Jerry Reuss in Philadelphia's 6-4 comeback victory over the Pirates at Veterans Stadium. The 24-year old third baseman becomes the first Phillies player to lead the league in home runs since Chuck Klein hit 28 round-tripper in 1933.

    1976 - At age 53, Minnie Minoso becomes the oldest player to get a hit in a regular season game as he singles in three at-bats as the designated hitter for the White Sox. Angels' southpaw Sid Monge gives up the historic hit.

    1979 - In a 9-2 Red Sox victory over the Yankees, Carl Yastrzemski collects his 3000th hit. Yaz's' milestone marker is an eighth-inning single off Jim Beattie at Fenway Park.

    1984 - Striking out Marvell Wynne in the sixth inning, Dwight Gooden breaks the season strikeout record for a rookie. By whiffing 16 Pirates, Doc's total of 251 is six more than Herb Score's 1955 mark.

    1987 - Passing Boog Powell, Eddie Murray becomes the Orioles' all-time home run leader when he hits his 304th round-tripper for Baltimore in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Cal Ripken will move pass his buddy for first-place honors hitting his 334th four-bagger in 1996.

    1991 - Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over the Twins is his 312th career win. It also makes the Rangers' pitcher just the second pitcher with twenty 10-win seasons.

    1993 - Paul Molitor's home run against California puts him over the 100-RBI mark for the first time in his career. At thirty-seven, Molitor is the oldest to reach this plateau for the first time.

    1995 - During a WGN pre-game radio broadcast at Wrigley Field, Cubs announcer Harry Caray remarks to the team’s skipper Jim Riggleman, "Well, my eyes are slanty enough, how 'bout yours?", referring to Hideo Nomo, the Japanese rookie hurler scheduled to start for the Dodgers. The veteran announcer, known for not backing off for his on-the-air off-handed comments, does issue an apology calling the incident "unfortunate."

    1996 - Seattle's Alex Rodriguez set a Major League record for a shortstop with his 88th extra-base hit in an 8-5 win over Kansas City.

    1996 - Bernie Williams drove in eight runs with two home runs and a single to lead the New York Yankees to a 12-3 victory over Detroit.

    1998 - Cubs' slugger Sammy Sosa becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit 60 home runs in a season when he blasts a seventh-inning three-run shot off Milwaukee's Valerio de los Santos in a 15-12 victorious slugfest at Wrigley Field. The Chicago right-fielder joins Babe Ruth (1927 Yankees), Roger Maris (1961 Yankees), and Mark McGwire (1998 Cardinals) in reaching one of baseball's most cherished milestones.

    2000 - In a 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks, Dodger Dave Hansen breaks Johnny Frederick's 1932 major league record for pinch-hit home runs in a single season with his seventh pinch-hit round-tripper.

    2002 - A jury, and not a judge or umpires, will decide whether Alex Popov actually controlled Barry Bonds' record setting 73rd home run in his glove. Popov, who lost possession of the ball valued at approximately $1 million after being mobbed by fans, claims it should belongs to him and not Patrick Hayashi, who ended up with the historic souvenir.

    2005 - Making his season debut with just 20 games left in the regular schedule, Barry Bonds returns to the Giants line up with a bang lining a double in his first at-bat and barely missing hitting his 704th career homer. The 41-year old slugger had been placed on the disabled list at the start of the season due to an infection following knee surgery.

    2006 - The Braves are mathematically eliminated from the division race as the Mets beat the Marlins, 6-4. The New York victory ends Atlanta's streak of fourteen straight division titles, the longest run for any professional sport.

    2006 - At 39 years and 9 days old, Luis Gonzalez becomes the oldest player to hit 50 doubles in one season. The Diamondbacks outfielder, who also holds the club's record for two baggers, surpasses Hall of Famer Tris Speaker, who was 38 years, 107 days old when he last legged a hit to second.

    2008 - In the 2-1 victory over the Nationals, Jorge Cantu goes deep in the fourth inning making the Marlins the first team in big league history to have four infielders hit 25 home runs. The Florida third baseman joins first baseman Mike Jacobs (32), second baseman Dan Uggla (30), and shortstop Hanley Ramirez (29) in accounting for 116 of the Fish’s 188 big flies this season.

    2015 - Atlanta loses its 11th consecutive home game, dropping a 6-4 decision to the Mets at Turner Field. The defeat matches a franchise mark established in 1931 when the team played at Braves Field in Boston.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 12...

    1867 - Dolan, John
    1875 - Gochnauer, John
    1878 - Cristall, Bill
    1880 - Schmidt, Boss
    1884 - Groom, Bob
    1885 - Quinn, John
    1885 - Luderus, Fred
    1888 - McGaffigan, Patsy
    1891 - Peploski, Pepper
    1894 - Olsen, Ole
    1903 - Dondero, Len
    1907 - Bejma, Ollie

    1907 - Chandler, Spud
    1908 - McLeod, Jim
    1916 - Hamner, Ralph

    1916 - Keller, Charlie
    1917 - Christopher, Russ
    1918 - Libke, Al
    1920 - Seminick, Andy
    1924 - Church, Bubba
    1924 - Bradshaw, George
    1925 - Lopata, Stan
    1926 - Freese, George
    1928 - Matarazzo, Len
    1929 - Herrin, Tom
    1933 - Stenhouse, Dave
    1934 - Pearson, Albie
    1940 - Lolich, Mickey
    1940 - Barry, Rich
    1943 - Wicker, Floyd
    1947 - Montague, John
    1953 - Keatley, Greg
    1956 - Thurmond, Mark
    1957 - Ramirez, Mario
    1959 - Madison, Scotti
    1960 - Davis, Trench
    1963 - Hughes, Keith
    1963 - Roesler, Mike
    1967 - Listach, Pat
    1968 - Kida, Masao
    1969 - Hathaway, Hilly
    1970 - Navarro, Tito
    1975 - Castillo, Luis
    1975 - Johnson, Mark

    1980 - Burroughs, Sean
    1980 - Izturis, Maicer
    1980 - Richardson, Kevin
    1981 - Osoria, Franquelis
    1982 - Pignatiello, Carmen
    1983 - Richard, Clayton

    1986 - Garrison, Steve
    1986 - Weiland, Kyle
    1989 - Freeman, Freddie
    1991 - Urena, Jose
    1992 - Faulkner, Andrew
    1992 - Wisler, Matt
    1993 - Middleton, Keynan
    1994 - Danish, Tyler

    Baseball Deaths on September 12...

    1881 - Sullivan, Chub
    1905 - Taylor, Billy
    1918 - Beam, Ernie
    1926 - Richardson, Danny
    1931 - Dillon, Pop
    1935 - Bennett, Pug
    1935 - Beecher, Ed
    1945 - Zearfoss, Dave
    1945 - Pieh, Cy
    1949 - Smith, Sherry
    1951 - Winham, Lave
    1955 - Adkins, Dick
    1956 - Sloan, Tod
    1957 - Thompson, Homer
    1966 - Perryman, Parson
    1967 - Zeider, Rollie
    1968 - Rudolph, Don

    1968 - Conway, Charlie
    1969 - Schorr, Ed
    1973 - Boland, Bernie
    1975 - Johns, Augie
    1980 - Olsen, Ole
    1985 - Struss, Steamboat
    1986 - Shilling, Jim
    1990 - Romano, Jim
    1993 - Hamner, Granny
    1994 - Lane, Hunter
    2007 - Kretlow, Lou
    2015 - Monchak, Al





Chicago White Sox / Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
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George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television": shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits.