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TRD

posted on May, 25 2004 @ 03:04 PM
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Sounds like Babe was slightly pissed. Yea i guess that was alot of money in them day's. What sort of earnings were they getting?




posted on May, 25 2004 @ 07:45 PM
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according to the source that i found, in 1922 the babe made $52,000, would have been a small fortune in those days



posted on May, 25 2004 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by TRD
Sounds like Babe was slightly pissed. Yea i guess that was alot of money in them day's. What sort of earnings were they getting?


in 1922 The Babe was making 52,000 a year. so it was a nice chunk out of his salary (minus endorsements of course)

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posted on May, 25 2004 @ 10:00 PM
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may 26

1997
» In the Cubs' 2–1 win in Pittsburgh, Chicago's Sammy Sosa and Pittsburgh's Tony Womack both hit inside-the-park homers in the sixth inning. It is the first time two inside-the-park homers are hit in the same National League game since Lou Brock and Hector Cruz of St. Louis did it against San Diego on June 18, 1976. Greg Gagne of the Twins had two for Minnesota on October 4, 1986

Playing against Huntsville, Mobile OF Justin Mashore triples twice in the same inning. The last player to pull off that feat was Nick "Coocoo" Demaggio while playing for the Beaumont Exporters (Texas League) in 1922. In Mobile's 8-run 6th inning, 1B Dusty Allen also hits two homers

1993
» Texas OF Jose Canseco has a fly ball off the bat of Cleveland's Carlos Martinez bounce off his head and into the stands for a home run. The Indians defeat the Rangers, 7-6

1977
» Rickey Henderson of the Modesto A's (California League) steals seven bases to tie the minor league record. Henderson will steal 95 in 134 games

1970
» Tony Taylor cracks an inside-the-park homer in the 9th inning with two men on to give the Phils a 3–2 win at Montreal. The batter before Taylor, pinch hitter Byron Browne singled and was called out for passing baserunner Tommy Hutton, who held up to see if RF Rusty Staub had trapped Browne's hit. Taylor gets Browne off the hook with his drive, circling the bases after CF Adolfo Phillips crashes into the wall

1968
» Los Angeles downs Houston 5–0 behind Don Drysdale's 4th straight shutout, tying the National League record. It's Drysdale's 5th win of the year—all shutouts. Drysdale drives in the 1st run of the game with a single

1966
» The Giants Juan Marichal pitches all 14 innings in a 1–0 win over Philadelphia. Jim Bunning matches him for 11 innings before being relieved. Marichal is 9-0

1962
» In New York, Al Kaline suffers a broken right collarbone while making a diving, game-saving catch off Elston Howard's bat to seal Detroit's 2–1 win against the Yankees. He will be out until June 23rd

1959
» In a singular performance, Harvey Haddix of the Pirates pitches a perfect game against Milwaukee for 12 innings, only to lose in the 13th. Felix Mantilla opens the last inning by reaching base on an error. A sacrifice and an intentional walk to Hank Aaron brings up Joe Adcock, who hits one out of the park in right-CF for an apparent 3–0 victory. Aaron pulls a "Merkle," leaving the field, and Adcock passes him on the basepaths. Both are called out as Mantilla scores. Lew Burdette goes all 13 innings for his 8th win, scattering 12 hits. As a consequence of the baserunning in the 13th, the Braves leave an National League-record one runner on base. Haddix's gem makes him the 9th pitcher to lose a no-hitter in extra innings; A combined effort of three Reds pitcher, on May 26, 1956, was the last. Making Haddix's effort even more remarkable is the fact that the Braves hitter knew what was coming. In 1993, Bob Buhl admitted that the Braves pitchers were stealing the signs from Smoky Burgess, who could not crouch down all the way. They would place a towel on the bullpen fence in such a way to signal fastball or breaking ball.

At Comiskey Park, a helicopter lands behind 2B before a Sox-Indians game, and four midgets dressed as spacemen jump out. Capturing 5'9" Nellie Fox and 5'10" Luis Aparicio, the spacemen, led by Eddie Gaedel, present the two with ray guns. Gaedel reportedly says, "I don't want to be taken to your leader; I already know him

In a trade that benefits the Yankees, New York send pitchers Tom Sturdivant and Johnny Kucks, SS Jerry Lumpe and that player to be named later to Kansas City. The Yankees get P Ralph Terry, who has been ripening on the vine, and Hector Lopez. Terry will win 73 games for NY and pitch in five straight World Series

In a trade that benefits the Yankees, New York send pitchers Tom Sturdivant and Johnny Kucks, SS Jerry Lumpe and that player to be named later to Kansas City. The Yankees get P Ralph Terry, who has been ripening on the vine, and Hector Lopez. Terry will win 73 games for NY and pitch in five straight World Series

1957
» At Wrigley Field, rookie Dick Drott, 20, of the Cubs strikes out 15 Braves, including Hank Aaron and Billy Bruton three times, en route to a 7–5 victory in game one. Drott's 15 K's is a Cubs 20th C. mark for nine innings (to be broken by Kerry Wood) and one shy of John Clarkson's 1886 club mark. His 15 wins this year are the most for a Cub rookie since Pat Malone won 18 in 1928. Chicago sweeps, winning the nitecap, 5–4.

1956
» Three Redlegs pitchers -- Johnny Klippstein, Hersh Freeman and Joe Black -- combine to no-hit the Braves for nine 2/3 innings. Klippstein walks eight in seven hitless innings before giving way to Freeman for one inning. Black walks two in his stint and finally gives up a 2-out double to Jack Dittmer in the 10th and two more hits in the 11th to lose, 2–1. Hank Aaron's triple and two intentional walks sets up a Frank Torre single. This is the 8th no-hitter to be lost in extra innings, and the only combined-effort one. Starter Ray Crone doesn't give up a run until two out in the 9th when Wally Post's RBI double in the 9th provides the Reds with their only run. Torre has two RBIs, including the winner.

1955
» Dodgers P Don Newcombe becomes the only National League pitcher of the decade to steal home when he hits a triple and swipes home in the 9th inning in Pittsburgh. Newk has two RBIs as he wins 6–2 over Ron Kline (2-6).

1952
» In a Memorial Day doubleheader in St. Louis, 13,000 fans at Sportsman's Park cheer as the Browns sweep two from Detroit. Satchel Paige picks up a save in the opener and then wins his 4th game in the nitecap.

Bill Bell, only 18, a Bristol (Appalachian League) teammate of Ron Necciai, hurls his 2nd consecutive no-hitter, beating Bluefield 4–0.

1946

The Red Sox turn stingy as Boo Ferriss holds the White Sox to one hit in the opener of two. In the nitecap, Emmett O'Neill allows just two Chicago hits. The three hits allowed in a doubleheader equals the 1934 record set by the Dean brothers, when Paul Dean tossed a no-hitter in game 2.

1930
» The Indians take a pair from the White Sox winning 7–3 and 3–2 behind Wes Ferrell and Clint Brown. Ferrell's mound opponent Red Faber holds the Tribe hitless until two are out in the 5th, when eight straight hits drive him from the mound. In the nitecap, White Sox lefty Pat Caraway twice throws third-strike seeds past Joe Sewell, an occurrence that Joe later blames on the white shirts in the CF bleachers. It is the last time the Indians 3B will fan this season, and he will end the year by striking out only three times in 353 at bats. Once before, on May 13, 1923, Sewell was fanned twice in a game.

Washington wins a 10–7 slugfest with the Yankees as Goose Goslin and Joe Judge of the Senators hit back-to-back home runs twice in the game. It is the 1st time it has been done this century but it will be repeated in five days

1925
» In the Tigers' 8–1 win over the White Sox, Ty Cobb becomes the first to collect 1,000 career extra- base hits. He will finish with 1,139

1916
» Despite outfielder Benny Kauff's base running blunders. The New York Giants cruise to 14th straight road win, 12–1 over Boston. Kauff, the Federal League's "Ty Cobb", sets a NL record when he is picked off first base three times, the only 20th century player to do this. Lefty Tyler picks Benny off three times. Sailor Stroud is the winner, picking up his last ML victory

1894
» The Pittsburgh Pirates lead at Cleveland 12–3 in the 8th inning when the home spectators start a seat cushion fight that spills onto the diamond. Pittsburgh is awarded a 9–0 forfeit victory



posted on May, 25 2004 @ 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by toejam
may 26


1993
» Texas OF Jose Canseco has a fly ball off the bat of Cleveland's Carlos Martinez bounce off his head and into the stands for a home run. The Indians defeat the Rangers, 7-6



LMAO!!!


I remember that play like it was yesterday. I remember a commercial ESPN ran after that with Canseco like a bobblehead, I wonder if that's how the bobblehead was born? Gonna have to look into that. That was a funny play though, probably not funny to the Rangers that day as they lost by 1.





EDIT - "The Story of the Bobblehead"

[Edited on 25-5-2004 by ProudAmerican]



posted on May, 26 2004 @ 09:11 PM
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may 27

2001
» Against the Rockies' Denny Neagle in the 1st inning, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hits the franchise's 12,000th home run. It is Bonds' 26th of the year. Only the Yankees have hit more. Neagle gives up all five runs, including solos to Armando Rios and Rich Aurilia, in the 5–4 loss to SF

1997

Mariners' reliever Norm Charlton walks Chuck Knoblauch with the bases loaded, as Minnesota caps a six-run ninth-inning rally to win, 11–10. Seattle's collapse mars a game in which Ken Griffey Jr. and Joey Cora each set records. Griffey hits his 23rd homer, breaking his own major league mark for homers through May; Cora is 4-for-6 to extend his hitting streak to a team-record 22 games, and also ties the A.L. mark for switch-hitters

1991
» In a game against the Portland Beavers at Civic Stadium, Portland, Vancouver OF Rodney McCray runs through a plywood fence in right field while trying to catch a ball hit by Chip Hale. McCray was not hurt seriously, but becomes an instant celebrity as the play is shown repeatedly on newscasts across the country

1984

At Chicago, the Reds edge the Cubs 4–3 in a contest protested by both clubs. Ron Cey belts a 3rd inning blow originally called a homer by umpire Steve Rippley. The Reds argue the call and, after an ump conference, the ruling is a foul. The Cubs then protest. The umps then huddle with Reds manager Vern Rapp and tell him that P Mario Soto is ejected from the game. Soto charges the field tackling Cubs coach Don Zimmer and then gets re-ejected. Both teams then file a protest

1981

With Kansas City ahead 7–4 over the Mariners, Amos Otis taps a dribbler down the 3B line in the 6th inning. Mariner 3B Lenny Randle gets down on all fours as the ball rolls along the line, finally going foul. Royals manager Whitey Herzog protests that Randle was blowing the ball foul, while the third baseman argues he was merely pleading with it. Ump Larry McCoy rules in favor of Herzog and Otis gets a hit. Otis doesn't score but the Royals win, 8–5.

1968
» Montreal and San Diego are awarded National League franchises after a 10-hour meeting of league owners

1966

Washington's Phil Ortega becomes the 2nd Senators hurler to fan seven straight batters, tying the American League record for consecutive strikeouts and winning a 3–2 decision against the Red Sox

1960

Since there is no rule limiting the size or shape of the catcher's mitt, Baltimore manager Paul Richards combats the passed-ball problem while catching Hoyt Wilhelm (38 in 1959; 11 so far this year) by devising an oversized mitt to gather in Hoyt's fluttering knuckler. It is half again as large as the standard glove and 40 ounces heavier. Wilhelm goes the distance in beating New York 3–2 at Yankee Stadium. Clint Courtney has no passed balls behind the plate

1956
» Thanks to a dropped 3rd strike by C Hobie Landrith, P Jim Davis of the Cubs fans four straight Cardinals in the 6th inning. Wally Moon leads off the inning with a double and then steals 3B. The knuckler then K's Hal Smith and Jackie Brandt. His 3rd strike on Lindy McDaniel eludes Landrith, and the pitcher reaches first while Moon scores. Don Blasingame then strikes out for the 4th strikeout in the inning. Not since Guy Morton, in 1916, has a pitcher fanned four in one inning. But the Cubs still lose, 11–9. The Cards pummel the Cubs in the 2nd game as well, winning 12–2.


1955
» In just the first five innings, Norm Zauchin hits three home runs and a double and drives in 10 runs as the Red Sox slaughter the Senators 16–0. Pitcher Tom Brewer coasts for the win

1949
» The Indians start so badly, 12–17, that owner Bill Veeck arranges a "2nd Opening Day." Behind Al Benton, the Indians make it a success, beating Chicago, 4–0. The Indians do rise to 2nd place, within two 1/2 games of the top, but they will finish 3rd, eight games back

1943
» In a 3–2 loss to the Tigers, the Yankees Johnny Allen, incensed over a balk call, attacks umpire George Barr and is suspended for 30 days and fined $200. On May 21st, Frank Crosetti made his first start after serving a 30-day suspension for umpire pushing. This occurred in the 3rd game of the World Series when Crosetti pushed Bill Summers.

1941
» At the Polo Grounds the score 1–1 between the Giants and Braves when umpire Jocko Conlan calls time in the 7th. The crowd and the two teams then listens for 45 minutes while President Roosevelt's radio message about the war in Europe is heard on the loudspeakers. When play resumes, the Braves lift Jim Tobin for Manny Salvo, while the Giants take out starter Hal Schumacher, replacing him with Carl Hubbell. Hubbell's single wins it for New York, 2–1

1933
» The White Sox tally three in their half of the 8th inning to take an 11–3 lead against New York. The Yankees storm back with 12 runs in the bottom half of the 8th inning with Bill Dickey's grand slam the big blow. The combined total of 15 runs is a new American League record for one inning. The final reads 15–11

1911

In New York, a team from the University of Keio tops Fordham, 11–6 in eight innings. "The American collegians outplayed by Little Men From Orient at Bronx Oval" banners the New York Times, which then relates that most of the American crowd of 5,000 cheered for the visitors

1901
» 3B Jimmy Burke of Milwaukee makes four errors in the 4th inning, a major-league record tied by Cleveland’s Ray Chapman in 1914 and the Cubs Len Merullo in 1942. The A's score seven times in the frame and Eddie Plank coasts home with an 8-3 win


TRD

posted on May, 27 2004 @ 06:05 PM
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1991
» In a game against the Portland Beavers at Civic Stadium, Portland, Vancouver OF Rodney McCray runs through a plywood fence in right field while trying to catch a ball hit by Chip Hale. McCray was not hurt seriously, but becomes an instant celebrity as the play is shown repeatedly on newscasts across the country


I bet that hurt!!

I have never heard of him but hey what a way to get famous...



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 09:16 PM
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the video of him running through the fence has been shown on us tv at least as many times as the guy falling off the ski jump ramp



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 09:37 PM
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may 28

2001

The sizzling Cubs win their 8th straight, 9–6, in 13 innings over the Reds. Ricky Gutierrez hits a 2-run homer in the 13th after an Eric Young RBI single. Reds 1B Sean Casey leaves the game with a strained lower back, and the Reds use three more first basemen, tying a NL mark set by the Phillies, on July 23, 1964. The two teams combine to tie the major league record by using six at first: the mark was set by the White Sox (5) and Yankees (1), on June 25, 1953.

The Marlins fire manager John Boles, reacting in part to players' grumbling for a year about his approach. Reliever Dan Miceli was the most outspoken, ripping Boles for his rigid style and the fact he never played ML ball. Tony Perez agrees to manage until a new manager is found, then agrees to finish the year

1999
» The Red Sox defeat the Indians, 12-5, despite five passed ball by C Jason Varitek, who has trouble catching Tim Wakefield's knuckleball. Varitek, who has three PBs in the 1st inning, falls one short of the major-league record for a single game. He atones for his fielding sins by stroking three hits, including a home run.

Yankee OF Darryl Strawberry pleads no contest to coc aine possession and solicitation charges, and is sentenced to 18 months probation

1998
» With Arizona leading the Giants, 8–6, in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded, manager Buck Showalter orders reliever Gregg Olson to intentionally walk Barry Bonds to bring home the Giants' 7th run. It is only the 4th bases–loaded intentional walk in major league history and the first since Swish Nicholson on July 23, 1944

1996

In Philadelphia, Pete Incaviglia hammers a pair of three-run homers to lead the Phils to a 9–3 win over the Dodgers. The win goes to rookie Mike Grace (7–2), who gives up three runs in seven innings. At Arlington Albert Belle dings his 21st in the 4th inning of the Indians 11–3 win over the Rangers Belle, who is collecting his home run balls this season, asks for the ball when he is lifted in the 6th inning. Ken Logan, the fan who caught it. requests an autographed ball in exchange, prompting Belle to tell him to "@#$%^& off." The Indian management quickly apologizes to Logan, and gets him another autographed ball. Belle did the same thing in 1995

1995
» In a 14–12 White Sox win, the Tigers and Chicago combine to hit 12 home runs—7 by the Tigers—and 21 extra-base hits to set a major league and American League mark, respectively. The 2-teams combine to set a ML for extra bases on long hits (45), with Detroit contributing 24. The Sox start rookie James Baldwin (25 hits, 15 runs in 13.1 innings) and Detroit remainders him with a leadoff home run by Chad Curtis, a walk, single and 3-run homer by Cecil Fielder. Curtis and Fielder each homer in the 2nd to finish the rookie. The Sox sink David Wells with successive homers in the 4th by Durham, Karkovice, and Grebeck. Cecil Fielder, Chad Curtis, Kirk Gibson, and Ron Karkovice each homer twice, setting another AL mark for the most players with two home runs in a game. Ray Durham, Craig Grebeck, Frank Thomas, and Lou Whitaker also connect for 4-baggers. Detroit's Danny Bautista, anxious to join the home run derby, fans five times (on 18 pitches) in six at bats to tie another mark for a nine inning game

The Padres defeat the Phillies, 13-5 in 10 innings. The nine runs they score in the 10th ties the National League mark for runs scored in a 10th inning. The 1947 Reds also accomplished the feat

1993
» Robin Yount and the Brewers defeat George Brett and the Royals, 5-1, in the first meeting of two 3,000-hit players since 1925.

1987

Baltimore's Mike Young ties a major-league record by hitting a pair of extra inning home runs, connecting consecutively in the 10th and 12th innings off DeWayne Buice. He's just the 5th major leaguer to do it and the first since Ralph Garr, in 1971. The Orioles edge the Angels , 8–7.

1980
» In Oakland's 6–3 win over Kansas City, Dwayne Murphy and Rickey Henderson steal home in the first inning, tying a ML record. It was last done in the American League by Minnesota, May 18, 1969: In the National League the last time was the Cardinals, September 19, 1925.

1971
» The Braves Clete Boyer, involved in a dispute with owner Paul Richards and manager Lum Harris over alleged silly rules and mismanagement, gets his release and retires. Boyer had hit safely in the last nine games of his career, including five home runs and 14 RBIs

1963

Called out at 1B on a close play for the 2nd time, Roberto Clemente inadvertently strikes umpire Bill Jackowski. Clemente is ejected, fined $250, and suspended for five days. The Pirates lose 5–1 to the Phils

1957
» The National League approves the proposed moves of the Dodgers and the Giants to the West Coast, provided both clubs make their request before October 1st and move at the same time

1956

1956
» Dale Long of the Pirates connects against the Dodgers Carl Erskine at Forbes Field for his 8th home run in eight games, a record that will stand until the Yankees Don Mattingly equals it in 1987. Pittsburgh wins, 3–2, behind Bob Friend's 2-hitter

1951
» After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his first ML hit, a home run off Braves P Warren Spahn. The Giants lose the game 4–1.

1939
» Robert Joyce, who gave up two home runs to New York's George Selkirk yesterday, relieves for the A's. Selkirk hits two more home runs off Joyce, giving him four home runs in four at bats against the same pitcher in two successive games. Yankees win, 9–5. The Yanks release vet Wes Ferrell, who never came back after arm surgery over the winter. Ferrell will appear with the Dodgers in '40 and the Braves in

1934
» In St. Louis, Lou Gehrig hits a 6th inning homer, off Paul Andrews, then follows Babe Ruth's 7th inning homer with another round tripper. The back-to-back homers, off Jack Knott, are the last the pair will combine on. New York gets homers from Jack Saltzgaver and Tony Lazzeri to rumble to a 13–9 victor



posted on May, 29 2004 @ 08:56 AM
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may 29

2002
» In an article in Sports Illustrated magazine, former National League MVP Ken Caminiti says that about 50 percent of current ML players use some form of steroids.

25-year–old minor leaguer Joe Bauldree dies in his sleep. The former Atlanta farmhand, a pitcher for the Indy Allentown Ambassadors, had a history of irregular heart beat

2000
» The Yankees defeat the A's Olivares, 4-1, on Pettitte's 2-hitter. In the 6th inning, Oakland 2B Randy Velarde turns an unassisted triple play, just the 11th in history, on a line drive by Shane Spencer. With runners on 1st and 2nd running with the pitch, Velarde tags Jorge Posada as he nears 2B, then touches the bag to retire Tino Martinez. In 1995, while with the Yankees, Velarde turned an unassisted triple play against the Dodgers in spring training following the strike

1990
» Rickey Henderson steals his 893rd career base in Oakland's 2–1 loss to the Blue Jays, surpassing Ty Cobb as the American League's all-time leader. Lou Brock's mark of 938 is next

1989
» Phillies 3B Mike Schmidt, 39, retires. The future Hall of Famer is 7th on the all-time home run list with 548, but was hitting just .203 this season. He will still get elected to the All-Star team, but won't play

1983
» Dodgers pitcher Steve Howe is readmitted to a drug treatment center after suffering a relapse of the coc aine problem for which he had sought treatment after last season. Howe hadn't allowed an earned run in his 14 appearances this season

1982

At Minnesota, the Yanks put runners on 1B (Graig Nettles) and 2B (Bobby Murcer) with no outs. When Roy Smalley strikes out on a wide 3-2 pitch from Terry Felton, Murcer attempts to steal 3B. But Sal Butera's throw beats him so badly he retreats to 2B only to find Nettles there. Gary Gaetti tags Murcer who is standing safely alone on the base, and then throws to Kent Hrbek to catch Nettles heading back to 1B. Murcer then tries for 3B and Hrbek's throw to Felton covering completes the triple play. Alas, Felton, 0–8 coming into the game gets a no-decision, and will lose another five to finish his career with an 0–16 record.

1981
» A's manager Billy Martin flies into a rage and heaves two handfuls of dirt on home plate umpire Terry Cooney's back after being ejected for arguing ball and strike calls. He will be suspended by American League president Lee MacPhail for seven days

1979
» Former Indian 1B Luke Easter, working as a bank guard in Cleveland, is shot to death in a holdup

1957
» NY Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants and Dodgers about the proposed move, but that the city will not be "blackjacked" into anything.

Four PCL teams may seek as much as $6.7 million in indemnities if both the Los Angeles Angels and the San Francisco Seals withdraw from the league.

At Washington, Camilo Pascual gives up two solo homers, to Mickey Mantle and Hank Bauer, but the Senators win 6–2. Pascual will groove 43 gopher balls this year

1952

Meanwhile, the Giants lose another young Birmingham player as Braves scout Dewey Griggs signs Henry Aaron to a contract. The Indianapolis Clowns receive telegram offers from both clubs, and Aaron, thinking he'll have a better chance to make the team, prefers the Braves

1951
» The Indians sign high school star Billy Joe Davidson for a reported $150,000, eclipsing the $100,000 the Pirates paid to Paul Pettit in 1949. Several teams sought the services of the tall lefty, alleged to be the best Indians prospect since Bob Feller

1950
» White Sox P Howie Judson, loser of 15 straight games—14 last year and one this year—breaks his string of reverses with a 12–8 relief win over the Browns.

Pueblo (Western League) announces that its players will don shorts during the summer

1937
» In a Class A Western League game between the Des Moines Demons and the Cedar Rapids Raiders, both teams wear polo helmets as head protectors

1934
» The Yankees purchase -- rent? -- spitballer Burleigh Grimes from the Pittsburgh Pirates. After 10 apperances with the Yankees, the Yanks will release Grimes on August 8th and the Pirates will pick him back up

1915
» Whoops. Connie Mack waives Herb Pennock, his Opening Day pitcher, to the Red Sox for $1,500. Mack states that Pennock will probably become a good pitcher, but that the A's have several pitchers joining the team who will help immediately. The A's will finish last this year and the next seven years as well.

The Pirates score just one run in each game of a doubleheader, but it's enough for a sweep of the Cubs. Wilbur Cooper and Al Mamaux both toss 1–0 whitewashes

1911
» Carrying the Cubs from St. Louis, the Pennsylvania Railroad sets a speed record, covering the 191 miles from Columbus, OH, to Pittsburgh in 215 minutes. Arriving in time for the game, the Cubs win, 4–1

1892
» A benefit All-Star game for Hub Collins, who died of typhoid fever on May 21st, is played at Brooklyn's Eastern Park. The game between the Collins' Brooklyn Bridegrooms and the St. Louis Browns (AA) raises $2804.90 for Collins' widow



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 02:31 PM
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may 30

2001
» The Expos fire manager Felipe Alou, their skipper since May 1992. Owner Jeffrey Loria says the team has been underperforming and needs a change. The new manager is his long-time friend Jeff Torborg, who is also an old friend of Alou's. The 66-year-old Alou, with the Expos organization for 27 years, turned down the job of managing the Dodgers after the 1997 season to stay in Montreal. A year later he called that a big mistake

1995
» Former Dodger and Athletic OF Glenn Burke dies of AIDS at the age of 42. Burke, thought to be the originator of the "high five," was the only former major league player to have admitted to being gay, though it was well-known during his playing

1992
» By beating the Milwaukee Brewers, 8–1, Scott Sanderson of the Yankees becomes the 9th pitcher to beat all 26 major league teams in his career. He joins Nolan Ryan, Tommy John, Don Sutton, Mike Torrez, Rick Wise, Gaylord Perry, Doyle Alexander and Rich Gossage as the only pitchers to accomplish the feat

1987
» Eric Davis ties a major-league record by hitting his 3rd grand slam of the month in a 6–2 win over the Pirates. He ends the month's tear with a record 19 homers

1982
» Toronto's Jim Gott beats Jim Palmer and the Orioles, 6–0. Cal Ripken starts his streak of 8243 consecutive innings played which will end in 1987

1979
» New York's Cliff Johnson crashes into home plate umpire Lou DiMuro in the 11th inning in a game against Milwaukee. DiMuro, unconscious for 32 minutes, is taken to the hospital. Johnson scores the 2nd of three runs for the Yanks in their 11-inning, 5–2 win

1977
» Twenty-two-year-old Dennis Eckersley (5–3) fires a no-hitter as the Indians top the Angels, 1–0. Eck walks one and strikes out 12. Frank Tanana (8–2) with three shutouts in his last four games, takes the loss. The only run comes in the 1st inning when Duane Kuiper lines a ball to CF Gil Flores that skips under his glove for a triple. Jim Norris ten squeezes Kuiper home

1975
» Willie McCovey's grand slam lifts the Padres over the Mets 6–2. It is McCovey's 3rd career pinch slam, tying the major-league record held by Ron Northey and Rich Reese. It is Stretch's 16th lifetime bases-loaded homer, tying the NL record held by Hank Aaron.

1974
» Sadaharu Oh becomes the first player in Japanese baseball to hit 600 home runs. Only Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays are ahead of Oh—and he will surpass them all

1971
» Willie Mays hits his 638th career home run for the Giants, adding in the process his NL record 1,950th run scored. Stan Musial had been the record holder with 1,949 runs. The Giants beat Montreal, 5–4.

1967
» Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball because of an elbow injury. His final appearance was a start in Detroit on May 21st, but he lasted just one inning. The stylish lefthander closes out with 236 career wins and only 106 losses for a .690 percentage. He played in only seven games this season

1960
» At the Stadium, the Yanks earn a split with the Senators when, in game 2, Yogi Berra belts a two-run homer in the 8th inning. When Mickey Mantle makes a catch for the final out, he is surrounded by a group a fans, one of whom punches him in the face as he races for the dugout. Because of the incident, the Yankees announce that ushers using ropes -- a tactic used at one point with Joe DiMaggio -- will escort Mantle off the field

1956
» The wind is still blowing out at Wrigley as Braves Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron and Bobby Thomson hit consecutive first-inning home runs against the Cubs Russ Meyer. Meyer then hits the next batter, Billy Bruton, with a pitch, and when Bruton charges the mound, both he and Meyer are ejected in the ensuing fight. The Cubs plate three in the 1st and reliever Turk Lown homers in the 2nd for his first ML roundtripper. Thomson adds another home run, but the Braves lose the first game 10–9. They hold on to win the 2nd, 11–9. Fifteen home runs in the two games, including four by Thomson, sets a ML-record in a doubleheader. All but three of the homers are solo.

Mickey Mantle hits one of the most memorable home runs in his career, in the 2nd game of a doubleheader with the Washington Senators. He tags a pitch from Camilo Pascual that comes within 18 inches of leaving Yankee Stadium, something never accomplished by any major leaguer. The ball was still climbing when it caromed off the upper-stand facade, about 396 feet from home plate. Estimates are that the ball could have traveled more than 600 feet. It is Mantle's 20th home run of the season; no one else has ever hit 20 home runs before June. Mantle also homers in the opener, off Pedro Ramos, with two on as New York sweeps, 4–3 and 12–5.

1951
» In a doubleheader loss with Boston, Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle strikes out three times in the opener, and twice more to start the 2nd game: Casey Stengel lifts the slugger in the middle of the game for Cliff Mapes. In the opener, Ted Williams scores from 2B on a sacrifice bunt, and then ties the game with a home run. Vern Stephens 15th inning homer off Spec Shea wins it for Boston, 11–10. Williams then ties the nitecap with a double and Stephens' single drives him home with the game winner as Boston triumphs, 9–4. Ray Scarborough and Bill Wight are today's winners. The loss drops the Yanks into 2nd place, where they'll stay for a month

1947
» In the first of two, Earl Torgeson of the Braves does not record a single putout at 1B, a record of idleness shared in the National League by Rip Collins (twice) and Dolf Camilli of the Phillies in 1937. Later Gary Thomasson and Len Matuszek will have zero putouts in a full game at 1B. Torgy does have one chance, but muffs a popup. Torgeson scores a pair as Warren Spahn wins his 8th in a row, 6–3. Red Barrett then shuts out the Dodgers in game 2, 3–0, dropping Brooklyn to 4th place. The Braves pull off a double steal in each game, and each time it is Stanky's high throw to the plate that allows it. Boston is now in 3rd place, a game behind the Giants

1945
» Before the biggest Wrigley crowd—42,565 paid—in seven years, the Giants top the host Cubs, 8–6 in the opener, and Mel Ott passes Honus Wagner's career total of 4,888 total bases to set an National League record. Wagner's has since been adjusted to 4868 and both players' totals have been passed. Slim Emmerich is the winner over Ray Prim. The Cubs take the nitecap, 11–2 behind Bob Chipman's 3-hit win over Bill Voiselle. Andy Pafko clouts a 3-run homer in the 3rd. It's Voiselle's 2nd straight pounding after winning his first eight games.

1938
» The largest crowd in Yankee Stadium history, 83,533, sees Red Ruffing end Lefty Grove's 8-game winning streak in a 10–0 victory over the Red Sox. Six thousand fans are turned away, and 511 are given refunds because there is no place to sit. The Yankees also took the 2nd game of the doubleheader, 5–4, in a game made famous for a fight between Yankee OF Jake Powell and Boston player-manager Joe Cronin. The brawl starts when Boston P Archie McKain hits Powell with a pitch in the stomach. Powell's charge to the mound is intercepted by Cronin and the two pummel each other for 2-3 minutes. Cronin and Powell are ejected but continue the fight in the area beneath the stands, until they are separated by Yankee players. Both players are fined and suspended for 10 days.

Rudy York hits his 3rd grand slam of the month, as the Tigers beat the Browns 10–9 in the first game of a holiday pair. York will slam five this year

1935

Babe Ruth plays only the first inning of the opener of a doubleheader between Boston and Philadelphia at Baker Bowl, going 0-for-1. It is his final ML appearance. The Phils win 11–6 and 9–3.


1932
» A plaque in memory of Miller Huggins, former Yankee manager, is dedicated at Yankee Stadium, the first of an array of monuments erected in the ballpark. The Yanks then sweep the Red Sox, 7–5 and 13–3 to increase their lead to five games over Washington.

At Cleveland, the Tribe takes a pair from the White Sox, 12–6 and 12–11. Afterwards, Chicago claims the umpire George Moriarty deliberately made wrong calls and the ump fights with Sox players under the stands. Moriarty breaks his fist knocking down pitcher Milt Gaston, but he is pummeled by manager Lew Fonseca and catchers Charlie Berry and Frank Grube. The ump ends up in the hospital while Fonseca and three players will receive fines for the fight. Will Harridge will suspend Gaston for 10 days, fine him $500, and rebuke Moriarty

1930
» With two on base in game one, Del Bissonette, Brooklyn 1B, hits the ball over the RF screen at Ebbets Field, but baserunner Babe Herman, "the Headless Horseman of Ebbets Field," stops to watch and is passed by Bissonette, reducing the home run to a single. Despite this, the Robins win a pair of games from the Phillies, 11–1 and 11–9 and take first place. Unfazed, Herman will pull off the move again on September 15th. In the nitecap, Bissonette collects five hits, including a homer. Chuck Klein homers in each game for the Phils to bring his total to 13

1923
» After playing before the National League's biggest crowd (41,000) in the P.M. game of the holiday twin bill against Brooklyn, the Giants head west with a 4-game lead over the Pirates. Five regulars will bat over .300, and three will top 100 RBI, led by NL leader Irish Meusel's 125. At 3B, rookie Travis Jackson takes over for gimpy Heinie Groh. With five future Hall of Famers in the lineup and eight on the roster during the season, the Giants will be the first team to hold first place from opening to closing day and the only NL team to have done it. With average pitching, they win just 95 games, but it's enough for a four 1/2 game margin over the Reds.

1922
» Between games of the Memorial Day A.M.-P.M. doubleheader, the Cubs swap OF Max Flack to the Cards for OF Cliff Heathcote. Flack, who lives just three blocks from Cubs Park, went home for lunch between games, and arrived back in the Cubs clubhouse to find that he'd been traded. The players, who both played in the morning game, trade uniforms and play for their new teams in the afternoon. Heathcote is 0-for-3 as a Card, 2-for-4 as a Cub. Flack is hitless in the first game, 1–for-4 in the 2nd, as the Cubs win both, 4–1 and 3–1. George Stueland wins the opener and Vic Aldridge is the winner in the afternoon. In the nitecap, Cubs SS Charlie Hollocher strikes out for the first time this year, on a Bill Doak spitter. A .304 career hitter, he will whiff five times in 1922. In three years he will fan 33 times in 372 games

With the score at 8–8 in the bottom of the 10th inning in game two of a Giants-Phils twin bill at Baker Bowl, C Butch Henline bats with Cy Williams on 1B and Curt Walker on 3B. Henline lines an apparent 3-run home run into the LF stands, and Walker scores the winning run. Henline reaches 2B before heading for the CF clubhouse, but as Williams had not scored at that point, Henline is credited with just a double, making the final score 9–8. The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin noted that, "it would have been a home run if Henline had completed the circuit, but they were serving ice cream and frankfurters in the clubhouse and when he reached second base his feet naturally strayed through center field

1904
» In an a.m.-p.m. doubleheader in Cincinnati, the first-place Cubs take on the 3rd place Reds, with just a few percentage points separating the team. The two split the holiday twin bill, the Reds taking the opener 7-4, despite a 9th-inning grand slam by Davy Jones. The Reds then lose, 5-2. Frank Chance of the Cubs is the real loser as he is hit three times by P Jack Harper of the Reds in the morning game, once reportedly losing consciousness when hit in the head. He continues to play and in the 2nd game, he is hit once by Win Kellum, giving him a record four hit by pitched balls for the day. Carl Lundgren loses the opener, while the deliberate Bob Wicker takes the night cap. Historian Joe Dittmar notes that beginning in the 7th inning the Reds fans begin counting aloud "1, 2, 3, 4. . . " when Wicker receives the ball. The Enquirer reports that the count would sometimes reach 15 before he would pitch

1893
» Jake Beckley successfully pulls the "ancient" hidden-ball trick on Baltimore Oriole Joe Kelley, as Pittsburgh wins 9–1. He hides the ball under a corner of first base


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1982
Toronto's Jim Gott beats Jim Palmer and the Orioles, 6-0. Cal Ripken starts his streak of 8243 consecutive innings played which will end in 1987.


That was some feat by Ripkin!!!



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 07:26 PM
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june 4

2002

The Twins score 10 runs in the 7th inning to close out the scoring in a 23–2 win over the Indians, the most runs in franchise history. Minnesota strokes a franchise–record 25 hits (the Washington Senators hit 24 five times) in the contest and ties the American League record as four players have 4+ hits -- Jacque Jones, Dustin Mohr, A.J. Pierzynski and Luis Rivas. They are the 5th team to do it On the flip side, the Indians tie their team record for biggest loss, tying the mark set in a 21–0 loss to the Tigers, on September 15, 1901. The Tribe also becomes the first team since the 1969 Padres to lose two games in the same season by 19+ runs

2000
» The Yankees edge the Braves, 7-6. Prior to the game, Atlanta P John Rocker confronts Jeff Pearlman, the reporter who wrote the infamous article about him in Sports Illustrated. Rocker reportedly threatens Pearlman, although their is no physical contact between the two.

At Shea, the Devil Rays defeat the Mets, 15-5. SS Felix Martinez and P Esteban Yan hit their 1st career home runs on consecutive pitches from Bobby Jones in the 2nd inning. Yan's home run is on the 1st pitch he sees in his 1st major league AB. He's the 77th MLer to hit a home run on his 1st at bat, and just the 4th AL pitcher. The last AL pitcher was California's Don Rose, in 1972

1997
» For the 2nd straight night, Rafael Palmeiro knocks in the winning run to beat the stumbling New Yorkers, as the Orioles whips the Yankees, 9–7. The Yanks had tied the game at seven apiece on Charlie Hayes' pinch grand slam. The O's Chris Hoiles has two RBIs and Cal Ripken, showing no effects from signing (a major-league record?) 2200 copies of his new book after last night's game, hits a homer. Ripken did not get through with the autographing until 3:01 a.m. The Orioles extend their winning streak to seven games and move nine 1/2 games ahead of the second-place Yankees in the American League East

1994
» Minnesota OF Pedro Munoz drives in seven runs to lead the Twins to a 21-7 win over Detroit. Minnesota becomes the 1st team since the 1950 Red Sox to score more than 20 runs in a game two times in the same season. They had previously beaten Boston, 21-2, on May 20

1992

Carl Stotz, creator of Little League baseball, dies at age 82 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

1990

The Braves wisely select Florida high school SS Chipper Jones with the first pick in the annual free-agent draft. The Tigers follow with Tony Clark and the Phils use the 3rd pick on Mike Lieberthal. The A's use their 14th choice to take the much sought after Todd Van Poppel, passed over because of his stated intention to pitch at the University of Texas. The A's change his mind and he signs on July 16th for $1.2 million. Picking 20th, the Orioles take Stanford's Mike Mussina. Late in the 6th round, the independent Class A Miami Miracle drafts Mike Lansing under a never-before-used rule. The rule will be abolished, but Lansing will play two years with the Miracle and make the majors with the Expos. Troy Percival (Angels) and Mike Hampton (Mariners) go in the 6th round, Rusty Greer (Rangers) in the 10th, and on the 12th round, the Twins take SS Pat Meares. The White Sox end up with the best draft, taking Alex Fernandez (1st round), Bob Wickman (2nd), Robert Ellis (3rd), James Baldwin (4th), Ray Durham (5th), Brandon Wilson (18th), and Jason Bere (36th). After selecting Carl Everett with the 10th overall pick, the Yanks pull two winners out of the low rounds: Andy Pettitte in the 20th round and Jorge Posada in the 24th

1988
» Rickey Henderson steals two bases in New York's 7–6, 14-inning loss to the Orioles, giving him a club-record 249 as a Yankee

1980
» The Yankees, with no picks in rounds one and two, select 18-year-old Billy Cannon Jr. with their 3rd round pick. After protests from at least two other teams, Bowie Kuhn rules that all the teams but the Yankees had been misled by a telegram sent by Bill Cannon, Sr, saying his son was going to play football. A special draft (excluding the Yanks) in August is won by the Indians, but Cannon elects to play football at Texas A&M. Following in the footsteps of his Heisman dad, Cannon will be the number one pick of the Cowboys in 1984, but a neck injury curtails his career

1974
» On Ten-Cent Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto the field and cause the Indians to forfeit the game to the Rangers with the score tied 5–5 in the 9th inning. A rally by the Tribe ties the score in the 9th, before fans pour on the field and surround OF Jeff Burroughs and try and take his hat and glove. Players from both sides then ran to his aid and the forfeit is called.

1972
» A major league record eight shutouts are pitched in 16 ML games—5 in the American League, three in the National League. Two are recorded by the Oakland A's, who sweep a pair from the Orioles by identical 2–0 scores


1968
» With his 6th consecutive shutout, 5–0 over the Pirates at Los Angeles, Don Drysdale establishes two new ML records. He tops Doc White's 64-year-old mark of five shutouts, and with 54 scoreless innings he breaks Carl Hubbell's National League string by 4 1/3, set in 1933

1967
» The longest game in modern Orioles history -- 19 innings -- features 21 Washington strikeouts, as the Birds win 7–5. Washington is the 3rd American League club to strike out 21 times in an extra-inning game

1964
» Sandy Koufax becomes the 4th pitcher to hurl three no-hitters by blanking the National League-leading Phillies 3–0 at Connie Mack Stadium. Koufax strikes out 12 and walks one

1958

In the 10th inning against Milwaukee, Giant pinch hitters Hank Sauer and Bob Schmidt connect for back-to-back homers off Ernie Johnson. Back to back pinch homers is a first in the major leagues. But the Giants come up short, losing 10–9.

1951

In Cleveland, in an effort to defeat their Yankee nemesis, the Indians distribute 15,000 lucky rabbits feet for Beat Eddie Lopat Night. Lopat recalled later, "While I was warming up, before the game, a drunk came on the field and threw a black cat at me and it clung to my uniform jersey." It works, as Cleveland plates five runs in the first inning—three on a Bob Kennedy homer—on the way to an 8–2 win. It is Lopat's first defeat to the Indians after 11 straight wins

1901
» In a 4-2 loss to the host Reds, Brooklyn's Jimmy Sheckard is called out at 2B by umpire Bert Cunningham-who is definitely having a bad week-and curses him so vehemently that he is slapped with a $5 fine by the ump. Cunningham returns to home plate and Sheckard follows, spitting in his face. Cunningham calls the cops and Sheckard is removed by the police. Cunningham later says, "I don't know what kept me from pitching into Sheckard but if a player ever does that to me again I'll pick up a bat and smash him. That's the limit and the players can take warning."



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I wonder what record will be broken next.



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 07:46 PM
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this is one of the great things about the game of baseball....so simple yet so subtle, after 125 years there are still records being set and firsts recorded, just gotta love the game



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 08:50 PM
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june 4


1964
» Sandy Koufax becomes the 4th pitcher to hurl three no-hitters by blanking the National League-leading Phillies 3–0 at Connie Mack Stadium. Koufax strikes out 12 and walks one



Hey Sandy is my avatar



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 08:53 PM
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i noticed that, isn't that the leroy neiman painting of him?



posted on Jun, 5 2004 @ 10:24 AM
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may 5

2002

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announces that the sport will contract by at least two teams before the 2003 season

2001
» The Red Sox edge the Tigers, 4-3, in 18 innings on Shea Hillenbrand's home run over the Green Monster. Tim Wakefield, with a scoreless inning, is the winner. Sox DH Manny Ramirez is handed four intentional walks, tying the AL mark set by Roger Maris, on May 22, 1962. Maris did it in a 12 inning game. The major-league record is 5, by Andre Dawson, in a 16 inning game, on May 22, 1990

1999
» Dodger P Chan Ho Park aims a kick at Angels P Tim Belcher during a scuffle in LA's 7-4 victory. Park will be fined $3,000 for his actions and suspended for seven games

1999

Mets manager Valentine reads in a newspaper report that pitching coach Bob Apodaca is out, and, arriving at the park, discovers that, along with Apodaca, GM Phillips has fired coaches Tom Robson and Randy Niemann. Phillips names replacement coaches Dave Wallace, Al Jackson, and Mickey Brantley

1994
» OF Alex Ochoa and 1B Brent Miller, of the Class AA Bowie Baysox, each homer twice in the 4th inning of Bowie's 28-10 win over the Harrisburg Senators. It is only the 3rd time in minor league history that two players from the same team have homered in the same inning. A total of 11 home runs are hit in the game, including seven by the Baysox

1989
» The Toronto SkyDome opens, but the Blue Jays lose 5–3 to the Brewers. Baseball's newest and most modern stadium features a $100 million fully retractable roof, a hotel, the world's largest video display board, and a Hard Rock Cafe. Construction crews work around the clock to get the stadium ready. Both teams had to skip batting practice before the game because the fences were being painted

1987
» Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation and allows one run in six 2/3 innings to earn the win as the Mets beat the Pirates 5–1 at Shea Stadium

1981
» Houston's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as baseball's all-time walk leader, walking two batters in a 3–0 win over the Mets to raise his total to 1,777. Ryan also fans 10 batters while pitching a 5-hitter.

1979
» In Seattle, Willie Horton hits an apparent home run, his 300th, but the drive off John Hiller strikes a speaker in left centerfield and all Willie gets is a single. Butch Hobson hit the same speaker on April 25, but got a triple out of it. Jack Billingham and Hiller combine on a 4-hitter to beat Seattle, 3–1. Tomorrow, Horton belts his 300th, off Jack Morris, in Seattle's 4–3 win.

1974
» Oakland's Reggie Jackson and Bill North engage in a clubhouse fight at Detroit. Jackson injures his shoulder, and Ray Fosse, attempting to separate the combatants, suffers a crushed disk in his neck He'll spend 12 weeks on the DL, virtually ending his season

1957
» In Jersey City, Don Drysdale pitches the first of his 49 major-league shutouts, as the Dodgers win 4-0 over the Cubs

1948
» Richie Ashburn of the Phillies hits safely in a 6-5 win at Chicago. It is his 23rd consecutive game starting May 9, a 20th-century NL record for a rookie (Jimmy Williams had streaks of 27 and 26 games in 1899). Alvin Dark will tie it this year and Mike Vail will match it in 1975

1936
» Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,700th consecutive game, as the Yankees beat Cleveland 4-3.

1920
» A's vice president Thomas Shibe denies charges that the baseballs currently being used are livelier. Shibe, a member of the firm that manufactures the balls, cites the abolition of the spitball and other "freak" pitches as the reason for the increase in HRs this season

1914
» Opelika (Georgia-Alabama League) P John Cantley slugs three grand slams and a single for 15 RBI in a game against Talladega, winning the contest 19–1.

1909

The Red Sox ship off pitcher Cy Morgan one day after he turns gun shy on a tag at the plate on Ty Cobb. The Sox get pitcher Biff Schlitzer in exchange. Cobb, on 2B when Morgan tossed a wild pitch, never slowed rounding 3B and headed home. Morgan had the ball in plenty of time for the tag at home, but preferred to stand aside and execute a Veronica instead of blocking the plate. Cobb easily avoided the tag

1903
» The Pirates rack up 17 hits against Boston's Togie Pittinger and pitcher Ed Doheny coasts to a 9-0 victory, Pittsburgh's 4th shutout in a row, setting a new major-league record. Clarke is 5-for-5 and Ginger Beaumont goes 4-for-5, connecting for his 2nd homer in a week. It is an off day for Claude Ritchey, who strikes out three times, makes two errors, and is picked off base. For Pittinger, the 17 hits will help him set a NL record for hits allowed in a season (396). Togie will also lead in losses (22), runs allowed (196), earned runs allowed (136), home runs allowed (12) and walks (143). No pitcher this century will lead in as many negative categories



posted on Jun, 5 2004 @ 10:33 AM
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Originally posted by toejam
i noticed that, isn't that the leroy neiman painting of him?

Yup for sure! It was the only one that I could find that wasn't too big


TRD

posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 06:26 AM
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1989
» The Toronto SkyDome opens, but the Blue Jays lose 5-3 to the Brewers. Baseball's newest and most modern stadium features a $100 million fully retractable roof, a hotel, the world's largest video display board, and a Hard Rock Cafe. Construction crews work around the clock to get the stadium ready. Both teams had to skip batting practice before the game because the fences were being painted


Hey talk about leave it to the last minute. You would have thought big teams like this would have had these things ready well before opening day.



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