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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1901 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley
    1931 Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1
    1933 NY Giants clinch the pennant
    1947 Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
    1955 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season
    1968 Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR
    1986 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
    1992 Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal MLB seasons
    1995 Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits HRs in 3rd of 4 games
    2000 Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter
    2008 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants
    2017 New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals

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    1926 Duke Snider, American baseball centerfielder (406 HRs), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
    1930 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), born in Troy, Illinois (d. 2013)
    1943 Joe Morgan, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds) and commentator (ESPN), born in Bonham, Texas
    1962 Randy Myers, American pitcher (Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles), born in Vancouver, Washington
    1962 Ken Rosenthal, American sportswriter and reporter, born in Oyster Bay, Long Island
    1964 Bob Papa, American sportscaster (NBC Sports), born in Dumont, New Jersey
    1967 Jim Abbott, American MLB pitcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Flint, Michigan
    1978 Nick Johnson, American baseball player, born in Tempe, Arizona
    1983 Joey Devine, American baseball player, born in Junction City, Kansas
    1983 Charlie Haeger, American baseball player, born in Livonia, Michigan

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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1902 Chicago White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
    1907 Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
    1908 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith 2nd no-hitter, beats Philadelphia 1-0
    1919 Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs
    1924 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
    1924 Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game
    1931 MLB's Lou Gehrig's 4 RBIs break his old RBI mark of 175 en route to 184
    1932 Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant
    1948 Mexican Baseball league disbanded
    1955 Willie Mays (Giants) homers off Vern Law (Pirates) in both ends of DH
    1955 Willie Mays is 7th player to reach 50 HRs in a season
    1958 Baltimore Oriole knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0
    1961 Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26
    1968 Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536
    1969 Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0
    1973 Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season
    1980 George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his avg below .400
    1983 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
    1984 Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time
    1995 Cincinnati Reds becomes 1st team to clinch NL Central
    2013 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees

    BIRTHDAYS
    1938 Tom Tresh, American baseball infielder for NY Yankee (1962 AL Rookie of Year), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
    1949 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois
    1978 T.J. Tucker, American baseball player
    1981 Jordan Tata, American baseball player
    1983 Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican baseball player


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    1955 Willie Mays is the 7th player to reach 50 HR’s in a season—

    Boys and Girls, that right there is BS——(Before Steroids)...:ninja3:
     
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    1911 Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511
    1912 Eddie Collins repeats record of stealing 6 bases in a game (9/7/12)
    1915 Red Sox ask Braves for use of their larger park for World Series
    1920 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series
    1935 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
    1947 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant defeating St. Louis Cardinals 94-60
    1954 Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
    1959 Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
    1966 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
    1967 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
    1969 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs
    1973 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers @WESGATORS
    1977 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
    1979 Larry Parrish (Expos) HRs off Rawly Eastwick (Phillies) in DH
    1985 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
    1985 St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man
    1987 Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons
    1989 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
    1990 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits
    2004 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds was intentionally walked 4 times in a 9-inning game (MLB record) for the second time (1 May 2004)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1889 Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)
    1920 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
    1927 Tom Lasorda [Thomas], baseball manager (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
    1955 Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
    1961 Dot Richardson, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orlando, Florida
    1961 Vince Coleman, American MLB outfielder (6 x NL stolen base leader), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1965 Mark Guthrie, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Buffalo, New York
    1967 Matt Howard, Fall River MA, infielder (NY Yankees)
    1970 Mike Matheny, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Columbus, Ohio

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    1845 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code
    1908 Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th & disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay & pennant)
    1914 Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
    1925 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
    1937 Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit
    1939 Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6-Dodgers get 27 hits & beat Phillies 22-4
    1948 Braves clinch NL pennant
    1952 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
    1952 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant with a record of 96-57 over the New York Giants 92-62
    1955 Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
    1957 Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
    1961 Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak
    1983 Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
    1984 Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues
    1988 Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs
    1989 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
    1997 Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)
    2017 US President Donald Trump withdraws invitation to the White House for NBA champions Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry says he doesn't want to attend

    BIRTHDAYS
    1895 Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
    1931 Ruud van den Hende, sports reporter
    1957 Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
    1966 Pete Harnisch, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Commack, New York
    1969 Jeff Cirillo, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Pasadena, California
    1971 Willie Greene, Milledgville GA, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
    1984 Matt Kemp, American baseball player
    1985 Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player

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    1903 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
    1906 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
    1908 Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1
    1919 Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey
    1931 Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks
    1934 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
    1934 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0
    1946 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
    1957 Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
    1963 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
    1968 NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack
    1969 NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
    1971 Houston Astros beat San Diego Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
    1979 Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time
    1983 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
    1985 Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inning twice
    1991 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns
    1992 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1890 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1977)
    1921 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
    1964 Rafael Palmeiro, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles), born in Havana, Cuba
    1966 Bernard Gilkey, outfielder (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
    1966 Kevin Koslofski, American MLB outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), bon in Decatur, Illinois
    1970 Paul Spoljaric, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
    1982 Jeff Karstens, American baseball player

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    1882 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
    1908 Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
    1930 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
    1934 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
    1941 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
    1949 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
    1955 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
    1956 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
    1960 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
    1960 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
    1962 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title
    1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
    1973 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
    1979 California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
    1980 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
    1981 Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0
    1984 NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s
    1985 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season
    1986 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
    1990 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Baltimore Orioles to tie record
    1990 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
    1991 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m
    1992 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager

    BIRTHDAYS
    1905 Red Smith, American sportscaster and columnist (Pulitzer 1976, Fight Talk), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1982)
    1917 Johnny Sain, American baseball player, born in Havana, Arkansas (d. 2006)
    1918 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster and MLB shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
    1968 Reggie Jefferson, American baseball player (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos), born in Tallahassee, Florida
    1969 David Weathers, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
    1977 Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    1978 Joel Pineiro, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
    1981 Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
    1981 Jason Bergmann, American baseball player, born in Neptune City, New Jersey

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    1906 Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
    1908 Ed Ruelbach becomes the first person to pitch a doubleheader shutout in major league baseball
    1947 Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
    1948 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
    1950 Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
    1954 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
    1959 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
    1959 SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0
    1961 Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record
    1964 Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
    1975 Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
    1976 Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
    1978 NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
    1984 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
    1987 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
    1992 1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
    1993 Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning
    1993 Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4
    1996 SF Giant Barry Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases
    1997 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997

    BIRTHDAYS
    1905 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Patillas, Puerto Rico (d. 2011)
    1925 Bobby Shantz, American baseball player (1952 AL MVP), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
    1959 Rich Gedman, American baseball player, born in Worcester, Massachusetts
    1964 Dave Martinez, American baseball outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Manhattan, New York

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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1881 Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small "crowd" of 12
    1905 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
    1914 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
    1919 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
    1919 Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)
    1923 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs
    1930 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns
    1931 MLB's Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)
    1935 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant
    1936 First baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game for the St. Louis Cardinals; manages Brooklyn/LA Dodgers for 23 years
    1939 White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose to Cleve, 5-2 & 7-5
    1942 NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
    1953 St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
    1959 Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
    1964 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
    1964 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
    1967 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
    1968 Cardinals' super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year
    1970 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
    1977 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
    1983 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs
    1992 LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
    1992 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
    1996 Baltimore Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
    2005 Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title thanks to Philadelphia's loss to the New York Mets
    2008 Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1919 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player, (d. 2012)
    1934 Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay)
    1935 Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, American professional baseball player at 1st female pitcher to play in the Negro Leagues, born in Ridgeway, South Carolina (d. 2017)
    1935 John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 2013)
    1949 Mike Schmidt, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (NL MVP 1980-81, 86; 12-time MLB All Star), born in Dayton, Ohio
    1957 Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
    1976 Jason Phillips, American baseball player
    1978 Jon Rauch, American baseball player
    1979 Jon Garland, American baseball player
    1984 John Lannan, American baseball player
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    The Mick started organized ball as a shortstop.

    Yogi at third is the real story.
     
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    1919 Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
    1920 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
    1923 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
    1930 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games
    1932 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
    1938 Homer in the Gloamin' - famous walk-off home run hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates
    1941 Phillies lose club record 111th game
    1941 Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg
    1955 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
    1960 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)
    1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0
    1975 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hit California Angels, 5-0
    1984 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
    1991 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
    1992 Oakland A's win AL West title
    1993 Dennis Martínez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL
    1994 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
    1995 Dennis Martínez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win
    1995 Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov
    1996 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
    1996 Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
    1997 St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)
    2008 The last game played at Shea Stadium before its demolition happens between baseball teams The New York Mets and the Florida Marlins, the Marlins win 4-2

    BIRTHDAYS
    1882 Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
    1885 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
    1889 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
    1895 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
    1942 Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
    1951 Dave Rajsich, pitcher (NY Yankees)
    1952 Anthony Davis, footballer
    1959 Todd Worrell, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Arcadia, California
    1961 Ed Vosberg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
    1984 Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player
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    1880 1st pro baseball game at Polo Grounds, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings
    1913 Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game
    1914 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant
    1915 Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant
    1920 Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54
    1927 Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
    1941 Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade
    1945 Chicago Cubs clinch NL pennant with record of 98–56
    1946 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)
    1947 Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox
    1947 Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828)
    1952 Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance
    1954 Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive during Game One of the World Series
    1956 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87
    1956 Yanks Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd HR of season
    1957 NY Giants play & lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
    1959 Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, & take NL pennant
    1963 Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th total hits (475 HRs)
    1965 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
    1965 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season
    1968 Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crownwice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season
    1969 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
    1976 SF Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
    1976 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Los Angeles Dodgers manager
    1979 Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
    1983 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
    1986 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)
    1986 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
    1987 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
    1992 Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title
    1996 Baltimore Orioles end season with record 257 HRs
    1996 Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34
    1996 Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs
    1996 San Diego Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title
    2005 Chicago White Sox clinch their first division title since 2000 and become just the 10th team in the history of baseball to be in first place on every day of the season
    2018 NY Yankees Venezuelan 2nd baseman Gleyber Torres smashes a 2-run homer in 8-5 win v Boston at Fenway Park; Yankees MLB record 265th homer of the season; Giancarlo Stanton adds #266 in 7th

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    1907 Gene Autry, American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, performer and business tycoon (owner LA/California/Anaheim Angels MLB team 1961-97), born in Near Tioga, Texas (d. 1998)
    1938 Mike McCormick, American MLB baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Cy Young 1967), born in Pasadena, California
    1948 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1953 Warren Cromartie, baseball player
    1957 Tim Flannery, DJ/MLB player (San Diego Padres)
    1960 Rob Deer, MLB Outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
    1967 Dave Silvestri, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in St Louis, Missouri
    1970 Joseph Hudson, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1977 Jake Westbrook, American baseball player
    1979 Shelley Duncan, American Baseball Player

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    1904 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
    1915 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
    1916 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
    1927 Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)
    1934 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
    1939 White Sox reliever Clint Brown sets record of 61st relief appearance
    1945 Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers
    1947 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
    1956 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR
    1956 White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)
    1962 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1
    1968 AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
    1972 Roberto Clemente is 11th to get 3,000 hitsi
    1978 Phillies clinch NL East title
    1978 Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
    1979 Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
    1980 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
    1980 A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100
    1984 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
    1984 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
    1984 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
    1984 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg
    1989 Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout
    1989 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
    1990 Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
    1990 Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title
    1992 KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits
    1997 1st time 3 cons HRs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (NY Yankees)
    1997 Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutive homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1926 Robin Roberts, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 2010)
    1932 Johnny Podres, American baseball player (d. 2008)
    1962 Dave Magadan, 1st baseman (NY Mets, Chicago Cubs), born in Tampa, Florida
    1974 Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player
    1975 Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball shortstop (3-time MLB All Star; Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers), born in Maracay, Aragua
    1981 Brandon Watson, American baseball
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    And then dies in a plane crash in the off-season delivering humanitarian aid.

    A real class act all around.
     
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    Comiskey Park/White Sox Park was the first modern (concrete and steel) baseball park. It was a crime that it was demolished. It should have been protected as being historically significant. It was a great place to watch a game even in years when the White Sox were terrible and that was a lot of years. It had the first "exploding" scoreboard after a home team homer. It hosted the first All-Star game. They played the 1917 World Series there won on the level, the 1918 World Series lost by the Cubs to Boston because they wanted a bigger venue, and we all know what happened in 1919. Next time for the World Series was 1959 and this happened:

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    Then it was replaced with a horrible monstrosity. Why didn't they make something like Camden Yards?
     
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    1879 Cincinnati Enquirer publishes first report on Baseball's reserve clause; rights to players retained by team upon the contract's expiration; replaced by free agency
    1903 First Baseball World Series game ever played; Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Americans 7-3 at Huntington Avenue; Jimmy Sebring hits first home run; Deacon Phillippe is winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser
    1908 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Chesbro records final victory for the NY Highlanders before waived and claimed by Red Sox; beats Walter Johnson and Washington Senators, 2-1
    1919 Infamous 'Black Sox' Baseball World Series begins with Cincinnati Reds' Dutch Ruether pitching a 6-hitter and hitting 3 RBI on 2 triples and a single for a 9-1 rout of White Sox @WESGATORS
    1922 Cardinals 2nd baseman Rogers Hornsby hits 3-for-5 in 7-1 regular season ending win v Cubs; improves batting average to .401; only MLB player to bat .400 and hit 40 HRs in same season
    1924 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Landis bans NY Giants outfielder Jimmy O'Connell & coach Cozy Dolan from World Series after they attempt to bribe Phillies shortstop Heinie Sand
    1927 Pittsburgh Pirates with a team including 5 future Baseball Hall of Famers clinch NL pennant with 9-6 win v Cincinnati Reds; Pirates' last NL pennant until 1960
    1931 Philadelphia Athletics seek 3rd straight World Series baseball title; beat St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2 in opener at Sportsman's Park; lose series, 4-3
    1932 Babe Ruth’s legendary call; sledged by Cubs dugout, points to center-field before homering into the Wrigley Field bleachers in 5th inning, Game 3 of the World Series; NY Yankees win, 7-5
    1933 Washington Senators coach Nick Altrock plays in a MLB game at age 57 as a pinch-hitter; faces Rube Walberg of the Philadelphia A's; goes hitless in 3-0 loss
    1933 Babe Ruth makes his final pitching appearance in MLB; pitches all 9 innings in a season ending 6-5 win v Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium; hits his 34th home run of the season in 5th inning
    1944 St Louis Browns beat New York Yankees 5-2 at Sportsman's Park III to win their only AL pennant; lose World Series 4-2 to neighbour Cardinals
    1945 World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis is discharged from US army after being awarded the Legion of Merit
    1946 St. Louis Cardinals beats Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2 in first MLB play-off game for a league championship (NL); St Louis wins series, 2-0
    1946 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller claims his MLB record 348th strikeout of season in a 4-1 win v Detroit; record stands for 19 years
    1950 Philadelphia Phillies clinch NL pennant on Dick Sisler's 3-run home run in a season ending 4-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; Phillies first pennant since 1913
    1959 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 11-0 in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Comiskey Park; White Sox first WS appearance since 1919 'Black Sox Scandal'; LA wins series 4-2
    1961 NY Yankees right-fielder Roger Maris becomes MLB’s all-time home run leader when he passes Babe Ruth's mark with No. 61 off Boston rookie Tracy Stallard in 1-0 win at Yankee Stadium
    1970 Phillies beat Montreal Expos, 2-1 in final game played at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia; fans swarm onto field and destroy it after the game
    1973 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/manager Leo Durocher ends his 45 year career in the sport when he resigns as Houston Astros manager
    1977 New York Yankees end MLB season with 100-62 record; win 2nd consecutive AL East title; go on the win World Series 4-2 v LA Dodgers
    1984 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of Major League Baseball; he has a 4 year tenure
    1989 MLB batting titles are decided on final day of regular season: AL, Kirby Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336; NL, Tony Gwynn's 3-for-4 beats Will Clark .336 to .333
    1995 Cleveland Indians end MLB season at 100-44 to set record 30 game margin over 2nd place Kansas City Royals in AL Central final standings
    1995 Mike Mussina tosses Baltimore Oriole's 5th consecutive MLB shutout in season ending, 4-0 victory over Detroit Tigers
    1995 NY Yankees (AL) and Colorado Rockies (NL) become first wild-card teams in new MLB playoff system; Rox are first team to reach postseason before 7th year; post best ever record for a 3rd-year team, 10 games over .500 (77-67)
    2004 Seattle Mariners Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old MLB single-season record; Ichiro ends season on 262
    2015 NY Yankees record the 10,000th win in their illustrious history, and also clinch wild card slot; beat the Red Sox, 4-1, at a rainy New Yankee Stadium; NY bullpen ties MLB record with their 589th victim of the season

    BIRTHDAYS
    1919 Bob Boyd, American baseball first baseman (National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame), born in Potts Camp, Mississippi (d. 2004)
    1945 Rod Carew, Panamanian Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (18-time MLB All Star; AL MVP 1977 Minnesota Twins), born in Gatún, Panama Canal Zone
    1963 Mark McGwire, American MLB 1st baseman, coach (12-time All Star, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pomona, California
    1964 Roberto Kelly, Panamanian baseball outfielder and coach (NY Yankees; MLB All Star 1992-93), born in Panama City, Panama
    1984 Matt Cain, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants; perfect game 2012; MLB All Star 2009, 11-12), born in Dothan, Alabama
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    1904 White Sox left-hander Doc White's streak of 45 consecutive MLB scoreless innings is snapped by the New York Highlanders in Chicago; White Sox win, 7-1 at South Side Park III
    1908 Cleveland Naps and future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Addie Joss hurls a classic perfect game, beating Ed Walsh and the White Sox, 1-0
    1916 Pitching in his 3rd start in 5 days, Philadelphia Phillies right hander Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 20th century MLB record 16th shutout of year, a 2-0 win v Boston Braves
    1920 Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates play first and only MLB triple header in the 20th century; Reds win the first two games, 13-4 and 7-3; Pirates avoid the sweep in the finale, 6-0
    1921 New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR in 7-6 win over former club Boston Red Sox at Polo Grounds
    1921 Chicago White Sox backstop Ray Schalk becomes the first and only MLB catcher to make a putout at all bases; White Sox beat Indians 7-4
    1932 New York Yankees win their 12th consecutive World Series game and sweep the Fall Classic for the third time; Bronx Bombers bang out 19 hits as they rout Chicago Cubs, 13-6 at Wrigley Field
    1932 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play franchise's debut NFL game; lose 14-0 to Brooklyn Dodgers at Braves Field
    1936 New York Yankees score Baseball World Series record 18 runs in an 18-4 rout of rival NY Giants in Game 2 at the Polo Grounds; Yankees win series 4-2
    1938 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Detroit Tigers; his Cleveland Indians still lose 4-1 at Cleveland Stadium
    1943 New York Yankees sweep 14th MLB doubleheader of year, beating St. Louis Browns, 5-1 & 7-6 at Yankee Stadium
    1947 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra hits the first pinch-hit home run in Baseball World Series history off Ralph Branca in the 7th inning of a 9-8 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 3
    1949 For first time in 41 years pennant races in both MLB leagues are decided on the final day of the season; (AL) Yankees upend rival Boston Red Sox, 5-3; (NL) Dodgers beat the Phillies, 9-7 for 97-57 record; Cardinals 96-58
    1952 Don Liddle beats Bob Lemon 7-4 as the New York Giants complete an unlikely Baseball World Series sweep of the powerful Cleveland Indians; Cleveland season record of 111-43 sets American League mark for regular season wins
    1953 Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine sets a Baseball World Series record with 14 strikeouts in a 3-2 Game 3 win against the New York Yankees.
    1954 New York Giants beat Cleveland Indians, 7-4 in Game 4 to sweep the Baseball World Series, 4-0; Indians trail 7-0 and never recover
    1957 New York Yankees appear in their 25th Baseball World Series; beat Milwaukee Braves, 3-1 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; lose series, 4-3
    1962 San Francisco Giants beat rival LA Dodgers, 8-7 in 4 hours 18 minutes in Game 2 NL tie-break series; longest 9-inning game in MLB history; Giants win series, 2-1
    1963 LA Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 NY Yankees in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Yankee Stadium; Dodgers win, 5-2 and sweep series, 4-0
    1964 Philadelphia's Alex Johnson-Bobby Wine-Tony Taylor-Vic Power combine for Phillies' 3rd triple play of the season (tying MLB record) in 4-3 win v Cincinnati Reds
    1966 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax wins his 27th game of the season, 6-3 v Philadelphia Phillies; clinches Dodgers 3rd National League pennant in 4 years
    1968 St. Louis pitcher Bob Gibson establishes a new Baseball World Series mark by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals beat Detroit, 4-0 in Game 1 of the Fall Classic
    1969 Seattle Pilots' last game in Seattle; crash to 98th season loss, 3-1 to Oakland in front of just 5,473; move to Milwaukee as the Brewers next season
    1970 Detroit general manager Jim Campbell gives controversial Billy Martin a 2-year deal (1971-72) to manage the Tigers at a well above MLB average annual salary of $65,000
    1972 Montreal Expos' pitcher Bill Stoneman no-hits the New York Mets, 7 - 0 at Parc Jarry; first MLB no-hitter ever pitched in Canada
    1974 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron hits his final home run as a member of the Atlanta Braves, in a 13-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds; Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat
    1977 Dusty Baker hits his 30th homer of the season against Astros' J.R. Richard; Dodgers become the first team in MLB history to have 4 players hit 30 or more HRs; joins Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32) and Ron Cey (30)
    1978 NY Yankees win 3rd straight AL East title beating Boston Red Sox, 5-4 in a dramatic single playoff game; Ron Guidry wins #25 aided by Bucky Dent's 3-run homer
    1984 Due to a strike by MLB umpires, first 4 NLCS games played with replacement umpires; Game 1: Chicago Cubs beat SD Padres, 13-0
    1985 A Mayor Richard Caliguiri led coalition of public and private groups committed to keeping the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates in town for at least 5 years reach agreement to buy the baseball team for $22 million
    1986 Astros starter Mike Scott finishes MLB regular season with 306 strikeouts with 8 in a 2-1 win in San Francisco; 3rd NL pitcher to reach 300 in a season
    1986 New York Mets' Dwight Gooden becomes first pitcher to collect 200 strikeouts in each of his first 3 seasons when he records 7 in 8-2 win v Pittsburgh Pirates
    1988 Minnesota Twins total 3,030,672 in attendance at Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome; first AL club ever to break 3 million in a MLB season
    1988 In a season ending 7-5 win in St. Louis, NY Mets' outfielder Kevin McReynolds establishes a MLB record swiping 21 bases without being caught stealing during the season
    1991 Toronto Blue Jays clinch AL East title with a 6-5 win v California Angels; become first sport franchise in history to draw 4 million fans in one season
    2001 Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa becomes first player in MLB history to total 60 home runs in three seasons; Chicago slugger connects off Reds starter Lance Davis to reach milestone in 5-4 loss
    2004 Montreal Expos earn the last win in the franchise's MLB history, beating New York Mets, 6 - 3 at Shea Stadium; Brad Wilkerson hits the Expos' final home run in 9th inning, his 32nd of the year
    2004 Jeff Kent becomes all-time home run leader for MLB 2nd basemen when he hits 2 in Astros' 9-3 win v Rockies; 302 overall HR to break Ryne Sandberg's major league record established in 1997

    2016 Veteran broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final LA Dodgers game (7-1 loss in SF) after a record 67 MLB seasons

    BIRTHDAYS
    1932 Maury Wills, American baseball shortstop and manager (7-time MLB All Star; NL MVP 1962), born in Washington, D.C.
    1970 Eddie Guardado, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2002-03; AL saves leader 2002; Minnesota Twins), born in Stockton, California
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    2016–Vin Scully, veteran broadcaster calls his final game as LA Dodgers broadcaster after 67 seasons....

    Let that sink in a minute—talk about “For The Love of The Game”.....
     
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  20. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    nobody better in the booth for baseball regardless of your rooting interest
     
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