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  1. GatorLurker

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    Will you post the date when her dog Schottzie took a dump on the field at Riverfront?
     
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    You’re killing me Smalls.....:D:D:D
     
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    in my book the dump was MS :) surely the dog was embarrassed by its owner not vice versa
     
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    1932 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
    1940 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
    1946 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
    1953 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
    1957 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
    1963 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
    1963 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
    1968 39th MLB All Star Game, Astrodome, Houston, TX: NL beats AL, 1-0; MVP: Willie Mays, SF Giants, CF
    1969 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
    1986 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
    1988 Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3
    1991 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto
    1991 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Baltimore Orioles)
    1994 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
    1996 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
    1996 All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)
    1997 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
    2002 73rd All Star Baseball Game: 7-7 tie when both teams ran out of available pitchers at Miller Park, Milwaukee

    BIRTHDAYS
    1937 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York
    1955 Willie Wilson, American baseball player, born in Montgomery, Alabama
    1958 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympic bronze 1996)

     
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    1914 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
    1929 In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
    1934 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
    1936 Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game
    1951 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
    1956 23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.
    1962 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
    1962 All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers)
    1968 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
    1990 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
    1990 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
    1997 Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a NY Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
    2001 72nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Safeco Field, Seattle
    2007 78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco
    2012 83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City

    BIRTHDAYS
    1888 Graham McNamee, American early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl), born in Washington D. C. (d. 1942)
    1917 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player, born in Buffalo, Missouri (d. 2000)
    1954 Andre Dawson, American MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP), born in Miami, Florida
    1960 Roger Craig, American football NFL reciever (SF 49ers), born in Davenport, Iowa
    1969 Marty Cordova, outfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
     
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    1914 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
    1923 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M
    1931 NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8
    1939 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL manager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
    1944 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
    1950 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game
    1960 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
    1961 30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
    1967 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
    1967 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)
    1968 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
    1971 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
    1978 49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium
    1978 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers) collects his second award
    1984 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
    1984 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos) awarded for 2nd time
    1985 Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)
    1987 Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
    1989 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
    1989 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
    1995 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
    1995 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Florida Marlins)
    2000 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta
    2006 77th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh

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    1967 Andy Ashby, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Kansas City, Missouri
    1967 Donne Wall, Potosi MO, pitcher (Houston Astros)
    1970 Billy Ashley, Taylor MI, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
    1973 Christine Monge, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Francisco, California
    1984 Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
     
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    1901 Cy Young wins his 300th game
    1921 Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs
    1927 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs
    1931 45,715 fans in 35,000 seat Sportsman Park St Louis, help cause many ground ruled doubles, 11 in 1st game & 21 in 2nd game for 32
    1945 Cubs stop Braves Tommy Holmes modern-day NL hitting streak at 37 games
    1946 Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
    1949 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
    1949 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
    1951 NY Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleveland Indians, 8-0
    1954 Major League Baseball Players Association founded
    1955 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
    1959 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game
    1966 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
    1966 All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles)
    1979 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park: fans go wild destroying disco records and cause the White Sox to forfeit second game of a doubleheader to the Detroit Tigers
    1981 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Arnold Palmer comfortably wins 18-hole playoff against Billy Casper and Bob Stone
    1987 Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief
    1988 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
    1988 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
    1988 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
    1989 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
    1990 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
    1994 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh
    1994 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)
    1996 Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins
    1997 Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive game without being no-hit
    1997 Pirates Francisco Cordova & Ricardo Rincon no-hit Astros 3-0 in 10 inn
    2005 76th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Comerica Park, Detroit
    2011 82nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Chase Field, Phoenix

    BIRTHDAYS
    1938 Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)
    1938 Ron Fairly, American baseball player, born in Macon, Georgia
    1956 Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
     
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    1896 Ed Delahanty becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game as Phillies lose 9-8 to Chicago Colts
    1900 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
    1919 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield
    1934 Babe Ruth hits 700th career home run against Detroit
    1941 Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of umpire Ray Snyder
    1943 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
    1948 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
    1950 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow
    1954 21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
    1960 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York
    1963 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43
    1965 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota
    1965 All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)
    1971 42nd MLB All Star Game, Tiger Stadium, Detroit, MI: AL beats NL, 6-4; MVP: Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles, OF
    1976 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
    1976 All star MVP: George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
    1979 Calif's Nolan Ryan and Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th
    1982 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
    1982 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
    1985 NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32) uniforms
    1988 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
    1991 Bob Milacki & 3 other Baltimore Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0
    1993 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore
    1993 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)
    1999 70th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Fenway Park, Boston
    2004 75th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
    2010 81st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim

    BIRTHDAYS
    1948 Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
    1956 Bill Caudill, American MLB reliever (All Star 1984), born in Santa Monica, California
    1967 Pat Rapp, Jennings LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
    1969 Kim Braatz, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Santa Ana, California
    1972 Clint Sodowsky, Ponca City OK, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
    1978 Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
    1982 Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
    1982 "Yadi" Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
     
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    An omen for the World Series that year?

    Maybe.

    But wasn't he on the Boston Red Sox?
     
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    Carl Mays
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    Carl Mays is best remembered for throwing the pitch that led to the death of Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman in August of 1920. But he also had a career record of 207-126 and a 2.92 ERA over fifteen seasons, and remains one of the best pitchers not honored in the Hall of Fame. Throwing with a submarine motion so pronounced that he sometimes scraped his knuckles on the ground while delivering the ball, Mays looked “like a cross between an octopus and a bowler,” Baseball Magazine observed in 1918. “He shoots the ball in at the batter at such unexpected angles that his delivery is hard to find, generally, until along about 5 o’clock, when the hitters get accustomed to it — and when the game is about over.”

    Perhaps the most disliked player of his era, Mays was once described by F.C. Lane as “a strange, cynical figure” who “aroused more ill will, more positive resentment than any other ballplayer on record.” A noted headhunter even before the Chapman beaning, Mays refused to apologize for how he pitched. “Any pitcher who permits a hitter to dig in on him is asking for trouble,” he once said. “I never deliberately tried to hit anyone in my life. I throw close just to keep the hitters loose up there.” One teammate said Mays had the disposition of a man with a permanent toothache. Throughout his professional career, Mays had trouble making friends — even on his own teams. “When I first broke into baseball, I discovered that there seemed to be a feeling against me, even from the players on own team,” Mays said after a few years in the big leagues. “I always have wondered why I have encountered this antipathy from so many people wherever I have been. And I have never been able to explain it, even to myself.”

    Carl William Mays was born on November 12, 1891, in Liberty, Kentucky, one of eight children. The family soon moved to Mansfield, Missouri, where Carl’s father William was a traveling Methodist minister. After his death when Carl was twelve years old, Mays’s mother moved the family to Kingfisher, Oklahoma. It was there that Carl met his cousin, John Long, a catcher who introduced him to the game of baseball.

    In 1912, Mays signed with Boise, Idaho, in the Class D Western Tri-State League, for $90 a month; he finished the season 22-9 with a 2.08 ERA. He played the next season in Portland, Oregon, and in 1914 was drafted by the Providence Grays, a team the Detroit Tigers owned in the International League. During his stay with Providence, the Grays were sold to Red Sox owner Joe Lannin.

    Mays’s 24 victories led Providence to the 1914 IL pennant; in the final month of the season, he was ably assisted by Babe Ruth, who had made his debut in Boston that summer. The two young men were called up for the final week of the Red Sox’s season, but Mays did not appear in any games.

    Mays joined the Red Sox staff in 1915 and made his debut on April 15. During the Red Sox’s pennant-winning season, he was used mostly in relief, appearing in 38 games. He went 6-5, with a 2.60 ERA, and (though the statistic hadn't been invented yet) led the league with seven saves. He did not appear in the World Series.

    Mays’s abrasive personality grated on opponents. In his rookie season, Mays often sparred with Detroit’s cantankerous outfielder Ty Cobb. In one game, after Mays threw high and inside on Cobb, the Tiger laid down a bunt along the first base line for the sole purpose of spiking Mays and cutting his leg. Though bitter rivals — the Red Sox and Tigers battled for the American League pennant that season — the men held a grudging respect for each other’s single-minded pursuit of victory.

    In 1916, Mays split his time between the rotation (24 starts) and bullpen (20 other appearances), winning 18 games and posting a 2.39 ERA. In that fall’s World Series against Brooklyn, Mays recorded a save in Game 1 — bailing out Ernie Shore by recording the final out with the bases loaded and the tying run on third — and was the losing pitcher in Game 3, the Red Sox’s only loss in the series.

    In 1917, Mays became a star. His 1.74 ERA was the third-lowest in the major leagues, and he ranked among the top 5 in the American League in fewest walks and hits allowed per 9 innings, and lowest opponents’ batting average and on-base percentage. But Mays also hit a league-high 14 batters and earned a reputation as a headhunter that dogged him for the rest of his life. “Mays is a low-ball pitcher,” one opponent noted. “How does it happen that when he puts a ball on the inside it generally comes near the batter’s head?”

    Mays would often berate his fielders for making errors behind him. “I have been told I lack tact, which is probably true,” he said. “But that is no crime.” Late in his career, Mays praised another pitcher: “This fellow has no friends and doesn’t want any friends. That’s why he’s a great pitcher.” He could have easily been talking about himself.

    Yankees infielder Roger Peckinpaugh said Mays threw “ a very ‘heavy’ ball. It sinks and when you catch it, it feels heavy enough to almost go through your glove.” Horace Ford, who batted against Mays in the National League, said that hitting Mays’s fastball “was like hitting a chuck of lead. It would go clunk and you’d beat it into the ground.”

    Mays got an incredible amount of outs via ground balls, especially with the Red Sox. From 1916-18, he recorded 117, 118 and 122 assists, which remain the top three season totals in Red Sox history. In 1918, Mays, then 26 years old, was the ace of the Boston staff, winning 21 games with a 2.21 ERA. He tied Walter Johnson for the league lead with eight shutouts and tied Scott Perry for the lead with 30 complete games. He finished fifth in strikeouts and fifth in fewest hits allowed per nine innings. He also hit 11 batters, the second-highest total in the league.

    Mays started and completed Games 3 and 6 of the 1918 World Series against the Cubs; Boston won both games by a 2-1 score. Seven days after he pitched the Red Sox to the World Series championship, Mays married Marjorie Fredricka Madden, a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music whom he had met at Fenway Park during his rookie season.


    But things went downhill for Mays in 1919. While he was at spring training, his farm house in Missouri burned to the ground; he suspected arson. During a Decoration Day series in Philadelphia, when Athletics fans were pounding on the roof of the visitors’ dugout, Mays threw a baseball into the stands, hitting a fan in the head. He also ran into a lengthy streak of bad luck on the mound, as the slumping Red Sox gave him almost no run support. Over a 15-day period in June, Mays lost three games by a combined score of 8-0. The last straw came on July 13, during a game against the White Sox. When Eddie Collins tried to steal second base, catcher Wally Schang’s throw hit Mays in the head. At the end of the inning, the pitcher stormed off the mound, left the team and headed back to Boston.


    Mays told sportswriter Burt Whitman that he needed to make a fresh start with another team. “I’m convinced that it will be impossible for me to preserve my confidence in myself as a ballplayer and stay with the Red Sox as the team is now handled,” he said. “The entire team is up in the air and things have gone from bad to worse. The team cannot win with me pitching so I am getting out. … Maybe there will be a trade or a sale of my services. I do not care where I go.” On July 30, the Red Sox traded Mays to the New York Yankees for Allan Russell, Bob McGraw, and $40,000 in cash.

    A fierce legal battle ensued, as enraged American League president Ban Johnson attempted to block the trade. Several days before Mays was dealt, Johnson had privately suspended Mays and issued a secret order to all eight American League clubs prohibiting them from acquiring the pitcher until his suspension had been served. Johnson feared that Mays’s actions could set a bad precedent for the league, by giving players the power to subvert the reserve clause and force trades simply by refusing to play for their clubs. “Baseball cannot tolerate such a breach of discipline,” Johnson said of Mays’s abandonment of the Red Sox. “It was up to the owners of the Boston club to suspend Carl Mays for breaking his contract and when they failed to do so, it is my duty as head of the American League to act.”

    The league’s owners fractured over the matter, with five franchises (Cleveland, Detroit, Washington, St. Louis and Philadelphia) siding with Johnson, while three (New York, Chicago and Boston) defied him. Because the three “Insurrectionist” clubs held control over the league’s five-man board of directors, Johnson was forced to back down from his stance on the issue, particularly after the three clubs began holding meetings with the National League to discuss the formation of a new 12-team circuit. Mays reported to New York, and the incident marked the first time in his long tenure as AL president that Ban Johnson had been outmaneuvered on a major issue. Mays pitched in 13 games for the Yankees in the second half of 1919, posting a sterling 1.65 ERA. Mays won 26 games for New York in 1920 and in 1921, he led the American League in both wins (27) and saves (7). He also hit .343 that year. Mays batted .268 over his career and, despite his reputation, was hit by a pitch just four times in 15 years — and only once after 1918.

    On August 16, 1920 — a dark, overcast day at the Polo Grounds — Mays hit Indians shortstop Ray Chapman in the temple with an inside fastball leading off the fifth inning. A loud crack resounded through the stadium, and Mays, thinking the pitch had hit Chapman’s bat, fielded the ball and threw it to first base. Chapman was helped off the field, but collapsed in the clubhouse; after a late-night operation on his fractured skull, he died early the following morning. As Chapman staggered off the field, Mays pointed out to the umpires a scuff mark on the baseball which he claimed had caused the pitch to sail inside. Later that day, Mays would also claim the ball was wet from the rain that had fallen earlier. A few hours after Mays was informed of Chapman’s death, he told a Manhattan District Attorney: “It was a little too close, and I saw Chapman duck his head in an effort to get out of the path of the ball. He was too late, however, and a second later he fell to the grounds. It was the most regrettable incident of my career, and I would give anything if I could undo what has happened.” Almost all other witnesses to the incident, however, reported that Chapman never moved an inch and probably never saw the ball.

    Sorrow over Chapman quickly turned to anger against Mays. Several teams, including the Red Sox, Tigers and Browns, sent petitions to league president Ban Johnson, demanding Mays be thrown out of baseball. Mays spent a week in seclusion, then returned to the mound on August 23. Yankee fans were supportive — a clearly nervous Mays defeated Detroit 10-0 at the Polo Grounds — but there was an increase in calls for a boycott of any game pitched by Mays.

    He made three starts in New York before his first appearance on the road, on September 3, in a relief stint at Fenway Park. He was greeted with a mixture of boos and cheers, but by the time he had pitched the second game of a doubleheader the following day, most of the crowd was on his side. He decided, however, to not accompany the Yankees on a road trip to Cleveland later that week.

    In the 1921 World Series against the Giants, Mays pitched three complete games without allowing a walk, but he was charged with two losses as the Yankees lost the series. According to sportswriter Fred Lieb, there were suspicions Mays may have lost those two games on purpose. In The Pitch That Killed, Mike Sowell details the concern among several writers and Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis after Mays’s meltdown in Game 4. Sowell also quotes Yankees co-owner Cap Huston as saying many years later that Mays and others (possibly Joe Bush) had deliberately lost World Series games in both 1921 and 1922. Lieb believed the unanswered questions about those series were what really kept Mays out of the Hall of Fame.

    The rumors also were a likely reason that, despite Mays’s 66 wins in three years, the Yankees tried to dump him before the 1923 season. That didn’t work, so manager Miller Huggins simply refused to use him. Mays appeared in only 23 games for the Yankees in 1923, and at the end of the season was sold to Cincinnati. He pitched for the Reds for five years — rebounding to a 20-9 record in 1924 — and ended his career in 1929 with the New York Giants.

    After his retirement from the major leagues, Mays pitched in the Pacific Coast League and American Association for two seasons, then worked as a scout for 20 years for the Cleveland Indians and the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves. He died on April 4, 1971, in El Cajon, California at age 79, and was buried in Riverview Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. He was survived by a second wife, Esther, and two children
     
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    So Carl Mays was pitching for the Red Sox against the White Sox when this happened.

    That makes sense for getting the teams wrong.

    But please don't make me the MLB Snopes. I just happen to know some really old stuff. I knew a number of fans from WAY back when that told me stories.

    Did I ever tell you that my mom's mom was married (third time!) to a friend of George Hermann Ruth? He ran a bar in Chicago. That explains the friendship.
     
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    I could be wrong but I believe GS paid for the lights at SWAC’s field also.
    There was a short time there where the NYY played them in a few exhibition games.
     
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    1914 NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
    1934 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0
    1946 Cleve Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs
    1951 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
    1953 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
    1956 Boston Red Sox Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
    1961 Astro's Eddie Matthews hits HR #500

    1967 Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Juan Marichal
    1968 Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick
    1970 41st MLB All Star Game, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH: NL beats AL, 5-4; MVP: Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox, LF
    1972 Plate umpire and catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is umpire & Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, KC Royals win 1-0
    1974 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by umpire from 2 games in 1 day
    1978 Umpire Doug Harvey ejects Don Sutton after discovering 3 scuffed balls
    1987 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland-Alameda Stad
    1987 All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)
    1987 Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson
    1988 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place
    1992 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD
    1992 All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr (Seattle Mariners)
    1995 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0
    1996 New York Yankees closer John Wetteland sets MLB record 24 consecutive saves
    2009 80th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Busch Stadium, St Louis
    2015 86th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati

    BIRTHDAYS
    1898 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
    1944 Billy McCool, American baseball player
    1947 Steve Stone, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1967 Robin Ventura, infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santa Maria, California
    1969 Jose Hernandez, Hato Rey Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
    1970 Mark Brandenburg, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
    1975 Tim Hudson, American baseball player
    1979 Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player
     
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    Division I hitting streak of 58 games. <Berra>A record that will stand until it is broken.</Berra>

    The minor league record is 69 games by Joe Wihoit. In second place is Joe DiMaggio with 61 games playing in the Pacific Coast league in 1933. Ya think the Yankees should have called him up during that stretch?
     
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