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1842 Joe Start born in NYC, New York (d. 1927)
1941 Art Shamsky born in St. Louis, Missouri
1946 Al Oliver outfielder (7-time MLB All Star; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
1964 Joe Girardi, catcher (4 teams, including NY Yankees, 1996-99), and manager (Yankees, 2006-17), born in Peoria, Illinois
1967 Dave Hajek, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Roseville, California
1976 Henry Mateo, Dominican baseball player
1978 Ryan Church, American baseball player
1981 Boof Bonser, American baseball player
FROM MLB's This Day in Baseball History+1905 In Game 5, Christy Mathewson blanks the A's for the third time as the Giants beat the A's 2-0 to win the World Series. It will be the only Fall Classic in which every game ends in a shutout.
1906 The White Sox, known as baseball's 'hitless wonders,' complete their unbelievable World Series upsetting their powerful crosstown rivals, beating the Cubs, 8-3, at South Side Park. The Cubs had won a record 116 regular-season games.
1908 As the result of a formative gathering of sports scribes from New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, and Cincinnati that occurred at the National League offices in New York in August, the Baseball Writers' Association of America holds its first meeting with forty-three founding members in attendance in Detroit. The mission of the BBWAA will be to improve working conditions for writers, promote uniformity of scoring methods, and limit the press box to working reporters, telegraphers, and other professional personnel with a need to be there.
1908 In front of the smallest crowd in World Series history, Chicago, behind the strong pitching of Orval Overall, beat the Tigers in just 85 minutes to capture the Fall Classic. The 6,210 fans, witnessing the fifth and final World Series game at Detroit's Bennett Park, have no idea it will be the last time the Cubs will win a World Championship in the next 100+ years.
1909 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
1911 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
1926 Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark
1929 Philadelphia A'set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
1952 The Reds obtain outfielder Gus Bell from the Pirates in exchange for Cal Abrams, Gail Henley, and Joe Rossi. The newest Cincinnati flychaser, considered one of general manager Gabe Paul's best acquisitions for the team, will become a fan favorite and will hit .288 during his nine-year tenure in the Queen City.
1953 Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr
1964 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches
1965 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
1968 In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
1969 Thanks to two great catches by Tommy Agee at Shea Stadium, the Mets beat the Orioles to take a 2-1 game lead in the World Series. The center fielder's outfield heroics save the team at least five runs in the 5-0 victory over Baltimore.
1972 In Game 1 of the World Series, Gene Tenace, who went 1-for-17 in the ALCS, becomes the first player in history to hit two home runs in his first two at-bats in the Fall Classic. The catcher's round-trippers in second and fifth inning account for all of the A's runs in the team's 3-2 victory over the Reds at Riverfront Stadium and earn the Oakland backstop a $5,000 bonus from the usually tight-fisted owner of the club, Charlie Finley.
1973 The contest in which Willie Mays gets his last hit, an RBI-single that plates the decisive run in the 12th inning of the Mets' 10-7 victory over the A's in the second game of the World Series. The game, best remembered for the aging superstar's misadventures in the outfield when he loses two fly balls in the sun at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, takes four-hours and 13 minutes to complete, making it the longest Fall Classic contest ever played.
1976 The Yankees dramatically win their 30th pennant on Chris Chambliss' home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. The first baseman's walk-off solo shot beats the Royals in Game Five and deciding contest of the ALCS, 7-6
1978 In the sixth inning of Game 4, Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda argues unsuccessfully that the umpires should call interference on Reggie Jackson when a throw from Dodger shortstop Bill Russell caroms off his hip near first base, allowing Thurman Munson to score from second. New York eventually overcomes a three-run deficit with a 4-3 walk-off victory in ten innings at the Bronx ballpark, tying the World Series at two games apiece.
1981 Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
1983 At Veterans Stadium, Jim Palmer pitches two innings of scoreless relief and gets the win as the Orioles beat the Phillies in Game 3 of the World Series, 3-2. The Hall of Famer becomes the only pitcher in baseball history to win a Fall Classic game in three decades.
1984 The Tigers' 8-4 clinching victory over the Padres marks the last time the World Series is played outdoors in sunlight. A scheduled daytime Fall Classic game will occur in 1987, but the contest is played indoors at the Metrodome in Minnesota.
1984 With the Tigers leading 5-4 in the eighth inning of Game 5 of the World Series, Kirk Gibson hits his second home run of the game, a three-run blast to the upper deck in right field, putting the game out of reach to give the Motor City its fourth World Championship in franchise history. Padres manager Dick Williams had ordered his pitcher to walk the Detroit right fielder intentionally, but after ignoring the walk sign at first, Goose Gossage convinces his skipper he can get the slugger out, only to be proven wrong two pitches later.
1985 "Go crazy, folks, go crazy." - JACK BUCK, Cardinals broadcaster's reaction to Ozzie Smith's unlikely home run during the 1985 NLCS against Dodgers. Ozzie Smith provides one of the most memorable moments in Cardinals' history by hitting a dramatic homer to win Game 5 of the NLCS. The round-tripper was the first left-handed home run of the Wizard's career, which spans 3009 major league at-bats.
1986 After their dramatic come-from-behind 7-6 extra-inning win to stave off elimination in California, the Red Sox defeat the Angels, 10-4 win. The Fenway Park victory evens the ALCS at 3-3.
1987 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
1989 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
1992 Canada gets its first pennant when the Blue Jays clinch the American League crown with a 9-2 victory over the A's in Game 6 of the ALCS. Toronto goes on to capture the World Series, beating the Braves in six games.
1992 Francisco Cabrera's ninth-inning, two-out pinch-hit single drives in two runs, giving the Braves a stunning comeback victory, 3-2 over the Pirates in Game 7 of the NLCS. The backup catcher had only three hits during the regular season.
1992 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
1995 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 0 1st team to sweep in NL playoff
1996 Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
1997 At Turner Field, Kevin Brown tosses an 11-hit complete game to capture the Marlins' first National League pennant. The flag, captured in only the fifth year of the team's existence, is clinched in Game 6 of the NLCS when Florida beats Tom Glavine and the Braves, 7-4.
1998 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
2000 Roger Clemens strikes out a record-setting 15 batters and one-hits the Mariners, 5-0, giving the Yankees a 3-1 lead in the ALCS. Al Martin's seventh-inning double broke up the Rocket's bid for a no-hitter in the Safeco Field contest.
2002 Japan's Seibu Lions, ending the regular season with a record of 90-46-1, post the Pacific League's highest win total in 46 years. Alex Cabrera fails to hit a home run in the team's last five games and has to settle with tying the single-season home run record with 55, along with Sadaharu Oh (1964) and Tuffy Rhodes (2001).
2002 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
2003 Holding a 3-0 lead and needing only five more outs to go the World Series for the first time since 1945, the Cubs give up eight runs, on five hits, three walks, and an error to the Marlins. The team appears to come apart after a fan, later identified as Steve Bartman, sitting along the left-field line at Wrigley Field, tries to snag a foul ball that was about to be caught by Chicago outfielder Moises Alou for the second out of the inning.
2003 The Giants announced the renaming of Pac Bell to SBC Park. The new name will change once again after the 2005 season as the result of the SBC merger with AT&T.
2005 After negotiations have broken down with their skipper, the A's interview five candidates to replace outgoing manager Ken Macha, apparently a top choice for many other teams. A week later, GM Billy Beane and his former field boss agree to a surprising new three-year deal.
2006 With a 6-3 victory in Game 4 of the ALCS, Jim Leyland's Tigers sweep the A's to win the American League pennant for the first time since 1984. Magglio Ordonez's dramatic walk-off three-run homer sets off a wild celebration at Comerica Park by the fans, who suffered through a historic 119 loss season just three years ago.
2006 Silas Simmons, the oldest former professional baseball player of all time, celebrates his 111th birthday. The 17th-oldest person in the country, born the same year as Babe Ruth, is joined by former players of the Negro Leagues and receives a 1913 Homestead Grays jersey with No. 111 stitched beneath his name from Steve Henderson of the Devil Rays at his home in the Westminster Suncoast retirement community in St. Petersburg.
2010 In a widely anticipated hiring, the Braves sign Fredi Gonzalez to replace their long-time legendary manager Bobby Cox, who retired at the end of the season. Atlanta's new skipper, who served as the team's third-base coach from 2003-06, was unexpectedly fired in June by the Marlins, a move which may have been prompted by the benching of shortstop Hanley Ramirez for not hustling.
2015 In a game that includes the benches-clearing twice, the Blue Jays advance to the ALCS, defeating the Rangers, 6-3, in the decisive game 5. Toronto overcomes a one-run deficit, thanks to Texas's three straight errors to start the bottom of the seventh inning, followed by a three-run homer hit by Jose Bautista, who annoys his opponents with an exaggerated bat flip while admiring his third-deck shot at the Rogers Centre.
2020 In the Dodgers' 15-3 victory in Game 3 of the NLCS, the team puts together the highest-scoring inning ever in a postseason game, scoring 11 runs against the Braves, collecting seven hits, three walks, and a hit batter during the 32-minute first frame at Globe Life Field. LA surpasses the mark the Cardinals established last season in the first inning of deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series when the team crossed the plate ten times with the Braves also being on the short end of the dubious accomplishment.
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1905 - Christy Mathewson blanked the Philadelphia Athletics 2-0 to give the New York Giants the World Series in five games. All were shutouts, with Mathewson getting three, Joe McGinnity one, and Chief Bender of Philadelphia one.
1906 - The White Sox jump on Three Finger Brown for seven runs in the first two innings and coast behind Doc White to a 7-1 Series-ending victory. The losers share of $439.50 for the Cubs is the lowest ever.
1908 - Before the smallest crowd in World Series history (6,210), the Tigers are tamed on three hits by Orval Overall, who fans 10 in a 2-0 win. The Cubs win the World Series in five games.
1909 - George Mullin outlasts three Pirates pitchers for a 5-4 win that sends the World Series to a seventh game in Detroit. This is the first World Series to go the limit.
1929 - The Philadelphia A's rallied for three runs in the ninth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 and take the World Series in five games. Mule Haas' two-run homer tied the game and Bing Miller's RBI double won the game.
1964 - Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit home runs on back-to-back pitches from Curt Simmons, and Joe Pepitone belts a grand slam in Game Six. New York wins 8-3 at St. Louis and evens the World Series.
1965 - Sandy Koufax tossed his second shutout to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins and the World Series in seven games.
1968 - In the NL expansion draft, the Expos choose 30 players, including Maury Wills, Jim Grant, Donn Clendenon and Manny Mota. San Diego's 30 selections include Dave Giusti, Nate Colbert, Zoilo Versalles, Al McBean and Cito Gaston.
1969 - Tommie Agee and Ed Kranepool hit home runs, Agee makes two brilliant catches in center field, and the Mets blank the Orioles 5-0. The underdog Mets take a 2-1 World Series lead.
1971 - Pittsburgh's Nelson Briles threw a two-hitter against the Orioles for a 4-0 victory which gave the Pirates a 3-2 edge in the World Series.
1972 - Catcher Gene Tenace becomes the first player ever to homer in each of his first two at-bats in the World Series, leading the A's to a 3-2 opening-game win over the Reds.
1973 - The Mets win Game Two of the World Series, 10-7, scoring four runs in an 11th inning that features the last major league hit by Willie Mays and two errors by Oakland second baseman Mike Andrews. Finley subsequently puts Andrews on the disabled list in a move that will be questioned and then reversed.
1975 - The Reds took a 2-1 lead in the World Series with a controversial 6-5, 10-inning victory over the Boston Red Sox in Cincinnati. In the 10th, Reds pinch-hitter Ed Armbrister attempted a sacrifice bunt and bounced the ball in front of the plate. Catcher Carlton Fisk, in an attempt to field the ball, collided with Armbrister and threw the ball into center in an attempt to force Cesar Geronimo at second. Geronimo went to third -- and later scored the game-winner -- and Armbrister moved to second. Home plate umpire Larry Barnett ruled there was no interference despite heated protests by the Red Sox.
1976 - Chris Chambliss hit a ninth-inning home run off Kansas City's Mark Littell to give the New York Yankees a 7-6 victory over the Royals and their first American League pennant since 1964.
1984 - Kirk Gibson hit two home runs to lead Detroit to an 8-4 victory and the World Series in five games over the San Diego Padres.
1992 - The Toronto Blue Jays became the first Canadian team to reach the Series with a 9-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in Game 6 of the American League championship series.
1997 - The Florida Marlins defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-4 behind Kevin Brown's complete game and Bobby Bonilla's three RBIs, winning the NL championship series 4-2.
1998 - The San Diego Padres reached the World Series for the first time since 1984, shutting down the Atlanta Braves' comeback bid behind MVP Sterling Hitchcock for a 5-0 victory in Game 6 of the NL championship series.
Baseball Birthdays on October 14...
1842 - Start, Joe
1853 - Waitt, Charlie
1857 - Poorman, Tom
1858 - Andrus, Wiman
1861 - Radford, Paul
1863 - Baker, Norm
1864 - Chatterton, Jim
1866 - Abbey, Charlie
1868 - Underwood, Fred
1871 - Eiteljorge, Ed
1872 - Sullivan, Suter
1882 - Jackson, George
1883 - Huston, Harry
1884 - Davidson, Homer
1885 - Leard, Bill
1885 - Olson, Ivy
1886 - Walsh, Joe
1886 - Dodd, Ona
1888 - Becker, Charlie
1891 - Gallia, Bert
1897 - McIlree, Vance
1909 - Ripple, Jimmy
1913 - Casey, Hugh
1914 - Brecheen, Harry
1915 - Macon, Max
1915 - Heintzelman, Ken
1924 - Jolly, Dave
1924 - Renna, Bill
1934 - Cheney, Tom
1940 - Harper, Tommy
1940 - Sorrell, Bill
1941 - Shamsky, Art
1944 - Robertson, Rich
1945 - Silverio, Tom
1946 - Oliver, Al
1946 - Duffy, Frank
1948 - Figueroa, Ed
1948 - Strom, Brent
1953 - Garcia, Kiko
1954 - Aikens, Willie
1955 - Vega, Jesus
1960 - Bathe, Bill
1962 - Nichols, Carl
1964 - Girardi, Joe
1967 - Kelly, Pat
1967 - Hajek, Dave
1968 - Shinall, Zak
1969 - Ortiz, Hector
1971 - Cummings, Midre
1974 - Sabel, Erik
1976 - Mateo, Henry
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1882 Charley O'Leary, (Detroit Tigers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1941)
1927 Bill Henry, (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), born in Alice, Texas (d. 2014)
1945 Jim Palmer, (Baltimore Orioles 1965-1984), born in NYC, New York
1967 Carlos García, (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Táchira State, Venezuela
FROM MLB's This Day in Baseball History+1892 On the last day of the season, Charles Bumpus Jones goes the distance in his first major league start, allowing no hits in the Reds' 7-1 victory over the Pirates at Cincinnati's League Park. The 22-year-old right-hander becomes the first major league rookie to throw a no-hitter.
1912 Red Sox Tris Speaker makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield
1917 The White Sox win the World Series in six games when they beat the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 4-2. When the New York infielders leave home plate uncovered in the fourth inning, Eddie Collins scurries home, scoring the eventual winning run with Giants' third baseman Heinie Zimmerman chasing him with the ball toward the plate.
1917 A letter signed by 24 members of the World Series Champion Chicago White Sox and manager Pants Rowland contains complaints concerning not receiving their full winner share after beating the New York Giants. The written request, which will be discovered as a tattered document more than 40 years later among boxes stored at the Hall of Fame library, may explain the 'Black Sox' motivation for fixing the Fall Classic two years later.
1923 At the Polo Grounds, the visiting Yankees score five runs in the eighth inning, beating the Giants in Game 6 of the Fall Classic, 6-4. The victory over their crosstown rivals gives the franchise its first World Championship.
1925 The Pirates become the first team to win a World Series after being down three games to one when the Bucs beat Washington and Walter Johnson in Game 7, 9-7. Kiki Cuyler's bases-loaded double in the eighth inning proves to be the difference.
1928 Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators