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First Base Coach

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I thought I'd start a daily (hopefully) thread to recognize this day in baseball history.  I'll only do anniversary years - 5, 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150 years - so this year will be 2011, 2006, 1991, 1966, 1941, 1916, 1891, and 1866.

Not every day will have a post from that year (e.g. July 1 only features 2011, 1991, 1966, and 1941)

I'm using a site called National Pastime as my primary source.

 



-- Edited by glewis on Friday 1st of July 2016 11:47:20 AM

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July 1

2011 - 5 years ago

In the seventh inning of a 5-0 inter-league victory of the Angels in Anaheim, Dee Gordon steals second and third base and then completes the stolen base cycle by swiping home. The Dodger shortstop becomes the 40th major leaguer to accomplish the trifecta in the same frame.


1991 - 25 years ago

During a 14-7 Orioles rout of the Angels, the teams tie a major league record, slugging 11 home runs during the Memorial Stadium contest. O's starter Mike Mussina gives up all of the Halos' round-trippers to tie Jim Palmer's club record of giving 5 in a game.

 

1966 - 50 years ago

Woody Fryman faces the minimum 27 batters in the Pirates' 12-0 rout of the Mets at Shea Stadium. New York leadoff hitter Ron Hunt singles to center to start the bottom of the first, but is tagged out trying to swipe second base. 

 

1941 - 75 years ago

In a rain-shortened nightcap against the Red Sox, Joe DiMaggio ties Wee Willie Keeler's 1897 major league record consecutive game hit streak of 44 with the help of a difficult decision by the official scorer. Red Sox third baseman Jim Tabor makes a poor throw, but the 'Yankee Clipper' is given a hit by Dan Daniel of the New York World Telegram. (see my related thread tracking the DiMaggio hit streak).

 

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Hall of Famers Roger Connor and Josh Clarkson.  

Connor was once the career home run king before being passed by Babe Ruth and Josh Clarkson was a 50-game winner for the Chicago Cubs in 1885.

 

 

 

 

 

 



-- Edited by glewis on Friday 1st of July 2016 12:09:16 PM

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Good stuff.

Learning a little history is never a bad thing.



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July 2

1941 - 75 years ago

On a sweltering day in front of 52,832 fans at Yankee Stadium, Joe DiMaggio hits a three-run homer off Red Sox hurler Dick Newsome to extend his consecutive game hitting streak to 45 games. The 'Yankee Clipper' surpasses Wee Willie Keeler's 1897 major league mark of 44 straight games with a hit accomplished when the diminutive outfielder played with the Orioles.

The Cleveland Indians signed Larry Doby as a free agent.  He had been playing for Newark of the National Negro League.  Doby would become the first African-American to play for an American League team.

 



-- Edited by glewis on Saturday 2nd of July 2016 04:37:52 AM

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Hm-m-m.  A New York writer give DiMaggio a favorable ruling. hmm

I wonder if the scorer's decision would hold up to modern replay scrutiny.  Is there any known film footage?



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This is cool glewis.

Baseball history is always welcomed.

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July 3

2006 - 10 years ago

Barry Bonds (41), Steve Finley (41), and birthday boy Moises Alou (40) become the first trio of 40 year-olds to start a game in the same outfield. The senior flycatchers combine to go 4-for-11 along with two stolen bases to help the Giants defeat Philadelphia, 5-3.

 

1966 - 50 year ago

In a 17-3 rout of the Giants, Tony Cloninger hits two grand slams in the same game and collects nine RBI's in the Candlestick Park contest. The Braves' pitcher is the first National League player to hit two home runs with the bases full in the same game.

 



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This is a fun thread to read

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July 4

2011 - 5 years ago

Shaun Marcum becomes the first Brewer pitcher to hit a grand slam for the franchise since 1969 when Fred Talbot accomplished the feat in the inaugural season of the Seattle Pilots, a year before the team moved to Milwaukee. The 29 year-old right-hander's first career round-tripper isn't enough to get a victory when he earns a no-decision in the team's 8-6 loss to Arizona.

 

2006 - 10 years ago

Billy Wagner becomes the 20th pitcher baseball history to record 300 career saves. The significant save for the Mets' southpaw, who has also played for the Astros and Phillies, is his sixteenth of the season.

 

1966 - 50 years ago

In his first game after being sidelined a week with a fractured cheekbone, Ron Santo sets a franchise record, hitting in his 28th consecutive game. The streak will come to an end when the Cubs' third baseman is held hitless in the nightcap of the twin bill against Pittsburgh.

 

Also today's the anniversary of Gehrig's Luckiest Man Alive speech, here's a clip

 

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame pitcher and 300-game winner Smiling Mickey Welch

 



-- Edited by glewis on Monday 4th of July 2016 03:25:17 PM

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July 5

1991 - 25 years ago

In a unanimous vote, final approval is given by baseball owners for the Rockies and the Marlins to join the National League in 1993. The addition of the new franchises brings the Senior Circuit total to 14, with Colorado being placed in the West Division and Florida joining the NL East.

 

1966 - 50 years ago

Three seasons after trading future Hall of Famer Lou Brock to the Cardinals for right-hander Ernie Broglio, the Cubs send the beleaguered pitcher to their Pacific Coast League farm team in Tacoma (WA), where he will never be called to the major leagues again. During his dismal tenure with Chicago, the former 20-game winner compiled a woeful 7-19 record and an ERA of 5.40.

 

Happy Birthday to the "Goose", Hall of Fame pitcher Rich Gossage



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July 6


1991 - 25 years ago

In a 9-7 loss to Oakland, Danny Tartabull hits three home runs, one off Gene Nelson and two off Bob Welch. The right-fielder becomes the first Kansas City player to accomplish the feat at Royals Stadium.

 

1966 - 50 years ago

Boog Powell, tying an American League record, knocks in 11 runs in a doubleheader. In game one, the Baltimore first baseman hits two homers, including a grand slam, two doubles, and a sacrifice fly to drive in seven runs in the Orioles' 11-0 victory over the Kansas City A's and adds four more RBIs in the nightcap.

 

1941 - 75 years ago

A center field monument dedicated to Lou Gehrig is unveiled by the Yankees. The memorial, similar to the honor bestowed on the team's late skipper Miller Huggins in 1932, is a tribute by his teammates to their beloved captain, who died last month of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

 

 



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July 7

2011 - 5 years ago

The Cubs come back from an 8-0 deficit and beat the Nationals in Washington, 10-9. It is the largest blown lead in franchise history for the Nats, including their tenure in Montreal as the Expos.

In an effort to grab the ball tossed into the stands by Josh Hamilton, Ranger fan Shannon Stone dies when he tumbles over the railing and falls 20 feet to the concrete pavement below. The 39 year-old Brownwood (TX) firefighter had attended the game with his six year-old son, Cooper.

 

2006 - 10 years ago

Travis Hafner hits his fifth grand slam of the season when he clears the bases in the second inning of the Indians' 9-0 win over Baltimore at Jacobs Field. The Cleveland DH, who becomes the first player in major league history to accomplish the feat before the All-Star break, breaks the franchise record for four-run round-trippers established in 1951 by Al Rosen.

 

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige and Hall of Fame infielder Billy Herman



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July 8

1941 - 75 years ago

Thanks to a dramatic two-out, bottom of the ninth inning, three-run home run by Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams, the American League All-Stars beat the NL in Detroit, 7-5. The "Splendid Splinter's" dramatic drive on a 1-1 pitch thrown by Claude Passeau off the right field press box makes the Briggs Stadium contest the first Midsummer Classic to be decided in the final inning.

 

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame umpire Hank O'Day (short video Bio on O'Day produced by the Hall of Fame)



-- Edited by glewis on Friday 8th of July 2016 05:06:42 AM

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July 9

2011 - 5 years ago

With a third-inning home run off Tampa Bay southpaw David Price, Derek Jeter becomes the 28th player, and the first in a Yankee uniform, to collect his 3000th hit. The 'Captain' enjoys a five-hit day in the Bronx, including an infield single in the bottom of the eighth that drives in the winning run in the team's 5-4 victory.

 

1991 - 25 years ago

Cal Ripken's three-run homer helps the AL defeat the Nationals, 4-2, giving the junior circuit its fourth consecutive All-Star win. Tony La Russa becomes the first manager with three straight All-Star victories.

 

 



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July 10

Happy Birthday to the "Hawk", Hall of Fame outfielder Andre Dawson



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