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August 8

2006 - 10 years ago

Mark DeRosa makes two outs in one at-bat, ending the McAfee Coliseum contest in a most unlikely manner. On a 3-2 pitch, the Texas right fielder swings and misses, making the second out of the inning, but when his momentum causes him to make contact with Oakland catcher Jason Kendall, who is throwing to second trying to prevent pinch-runner Jerry Hairston Jr. from stealing a base, plate umpire Jim Joyce calls interference on the batter for the third and final out of the Rangers' 7-6 loss to the A's.

 

1941 - 75 years ago

n New York, Les Brown and his Orchestra record “Joltin’ Joe” for Columbia Records. The song about Yankee outfielder Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak will be played incessantly on radio stations across the country, eventually reaching number 12 on the charts.



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August 9

2011 - 5 years ago

With the tying runs at the corners and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Curtis Granderson is picked off at first, ending the game as Mark Teixeira, the Yankees’ leading home run hitter, stands at the plate. The last out of New York's 6-4 loss to the Angels is the result of the seldom effective fake to third, throw to first move perpetrated by closer Jordan Walden, which easily catches the Bronx Bomber outfielder off the base when he attempts to steal second base on a 1-6-3 play.

 

2006 - 10 years ago

Former hometown hero Mike Piazza belts two home runs off Mets ace Pedro Martinez and nearly hits a third one in the eighth inning during a 4-3 Padres loss in New York. The Big Apple fans give their ex-catcher an uncommon road curtain call after the round tripper, but aren't so kind the second time the backstop goes deep as he is greeted with boos and catcalls.

 

1916 - 100 years ago

The Philadelphia A's twenty-game losing streak ends when Joe Bush beats the Tigers, 7-1. The 20-80 club has won only three of their prior 43 contests, with lone victories during the stretch snapping skids of twelve and nine consecutive defeats.

 

 



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1916 ... oh how the mighty have fallen.



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Tall Tactician wrote:

1916 ... oh how the mighty have fallen.


 I believe Sport Illustrated had a feature earlier this summer on those '16 Athletics.  I find the A's to be a fascinating franchise - some of the most dominating teams in history and large stretches of just bad baseball.  If I remember correctly, I read somewhere the Athletics have more championships than the other Philadelphia franchises (Phillies, Eagles, 76'er, Flyers) despite leaving 60 some years ago.



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glewis wrote:
Tall Tactician wrote:

1916 ... oh how the mighty have fallen.


 I believe Sport Illustrated had a feature earlier this summer on those '16 Athletics.  I find the A's to be a fascinating franchise - some of the most dominating teams in history and large stretches of just bad baseball.  If I remember correctly, I read somewhere the Athletics have more championships than the other Philadelphia franchises (Phillies, Eagles, 76'er, Flyers) despite leaving 60 some years ago.


That's a stat I have never heard, but it sounds like it could be right for the four professional sports teams (MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL).  The Flyers have 2, the Eagles have 3-4 (but none since 1960), and the Phillies have only won 2. That leaves the 76ers, and I am not sure how many they have won.  I am guessing 2-3.  I know the A's won at least 3 championships and I believe they may have won a total of 4.

 



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I found this website about the Philadelphia A's and they actually won 5 championships. 



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August 10

2006 - 10 years ago

In the finale of the three-game sweep by the Royals, Red Sox ace Curt Schilling surrenders 10 extra-base hits, tying an American League record. The nine doubles and homer equal the dubious mark set by Dale Gear (1901 Senators) and Luis Tiant (1969 Indians).

 

 



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August 11

1991 - 25 years ago

n only his second big league start, 21 year-old White Sox southpaw Wilson Alvarez becomes the 16th rookie to throw a no-hitter, beating the Orioles, 7-0. Only Browns' hurler Bobo Holloman, who threw a no-no in his first major league start in 1953, accomplished the feat in fewer starts.

 

 



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August 12

2011 - 5 years ago

It's V-Day for Detroit when the Tigers' 4-3 victory in Cleveland snaps a 13-game losing streak at Progressive Field. The team avoids being swept by the Tribe thanks to starter Justin Verlander's 100th career win and Jose Valverde's 33rd consecutive save, breaking a team record established in 1984 by Guillermo Hernandez.

 

1966 - 50 years ago

In a game which featured a total of 11 home runs, the Reds' Art Shamsky, who came in as a defensive replacement, hits three round-trippers in a 14-11, 13-inning loss to the Pirates at Crosley Field. Cincinnati's new left fielder's eighth inning home run put the team ahead and his 10th and 11th inning shots, equaling the major league mark for round trippers hit in extra innings, tied the game.

 

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame catcher Ray Schalk and Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson



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August 13

2006 - 10 years ago

LA's Greg Maddux and SF's Jason Schmidt hook up in a classic West Coast pitcher's duel, reminiscent of match-ups of Koufax and Marichal, as the Dodgers beat the Giants, 1-0, thanks to Russell Martin's 10th inning walk-off home run. When Giants slugger Barry Bonds lines into a double play in the first inning, it marks the only time in baseball history a 300 game winner pitches to a batter with over 700 homers.

During Cleveland's 11-run first inning at Jacobs Field, Travis Hafner ties Don Mattingly's single-season mark for grand slams, established in 1987. The Indians' designated hitter's 35th homer of the season is his sixth one with the bases loaded.

 

 



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August 14

2006 - 10 years ago

Matt Diaz ties a National League record and establishes a club mark by collecting a hit in ten consecutive at-bats. The Braves 28 year-old left-fielder, who goes 4-for-5 in Atlanta's 10-4 victory over the Nationals at RFK, surpasses teammate Marcus Giles, who held the previous franchise mark with nine straight safeties in 2003.

 

 



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August 15

2011 - 5 years ago

Jim Thome becomes the eighth player to reach the 600 career home runs plateau when he hits a two-run homer in the sixth (599), followed by three-run blast an inning later off Detroit's Daniel Schlereth. Needing fewer at-bats to reach 600 than anyone except for Babe Ruth, the 40 year-old Twins slugger accomplishes the feat in his 8,167th at-bat, compared to the Bambino's 6,921.

At Petco Park, Jason Isringhausen becomes the 23rd major league pitcher to record 300 career saves when the Mets defeat San Diego in 10 innings, 5-4. The 38 year-old right-handed closer is the third pitcher, along with John Franco (1996) and Billy Wagner (2006), to achieve his 300th save wearing a Mets uniform.

 

2006 - 10 years ago

The Dodgers, with their 4-0 blanking of the Marlins, win their sixth consecutive game and 17th in the last 18 contests. The stretch is the team's best run since the Brooklyn Superbas went 20-1 in 1899.

In a contest which takes five-hours, 21 minutes to complete, the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies at Coors Field, 2-1. The 18-inning game ties the D-Back franchise record for the most innings played in a game, and also the longest in Colorado history for both frames played and time of game.

Joining Jim Hickman (1965), Dave Kingman (1978), Caudell Washington (1980), Darryl Strawberry (1985), Gary Carter (1985), and Edgardo Alfonzo (1999), Jose Reyes, in an 11-4 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, becomes the seventh Mets player to hit three homers in a game. Like all his predecessors, his trifecta is accomplished on the road.

 

1941 - 75 years ago

Although leading Boston, 6-3, when the game is called at the start of the eighth after a 40-minute rain delay, the Senators will lose the game. Washington forfeits the contest when the American League upholds Red Sox manager Joe Cronin's protest that the home ground crew deliberately refused to cover the field when it started to rain.

 

Happy Birthday to the "Old Roman", Hall of Fame executive Charlie Comiskey



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You've gotta like Thome! Never any mention of PEDS with him.



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chip71bucs wrote:

You've gotta like Thome! Never any mention of PEDS with him.


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August 16

2006 - 10 years ago

Prior to the Red Sox and Tigers game, Bruce Froemming is honored during an on-field ceremony at Fenway Park. The 66 year-old home plate umpire works his 5,000th major league game of his 36 year career, second only to Bill Klem, who arbitrated 5,374 games from 1905-40.

 

1966 - 50 years ago

In a 3-1 Giants win over the Cardinals, Willie Mays hits his 534th career home run. The 'Say Hey Kid's' third inning round-tripper ties him with Jimmie Foxx for most career home runs hit by a right-handed batter in major league history.

 



-- Edited by glewis on Tuesday 16th of August 2016 09:18:28 PM

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