Baseball History for September 15th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1847 Jim Snyder
1855 Ed Hengel
1856 Doc Bushong
1858 Charles Strick
1861 Ed Flanagan
1862 Elmer Cleveland
1863 Jack Brennan
1868 Frank O’Connor
1874 George Rohe
1876 Nick Altrock
1881 Slow Joe Doyle
1887 Harry Suter
1888 Jean Dubuc
1892 Harry Lunte
1893 Speed Martin
1895 Hugh McQuillan
1899 Harry McCurdy
1900 Bud Clancy
1900 Roy Meeker
1902 Russ Young
1905 Henry Peploski
1905 Vance Page
1906 Charlie Biggs
1906 Tip Tobin
1907 Fritz Ostermueller
1919 Mike Budnick
1920 Dave Garcia
1924 Jim Davis
1927 Duke Simpson
1928 Bob Lennon
1929 Lee Wheat
1933 John Fitzgerald
1936 Freddie Burdette
1937 Charley Smith
1938 Gaylord Perry
1940 Frank Linzy
1941 Jim Barbieri
1949 Don Carrithers
1949 Dave Pagan
1950 Dave Hilton
1952 Don Collins
1956 John Pacella
1960 John Christensen
1960 Todd Fischer
1965 Satoru Komiyama
1966 Doug Simons
1967 Paul Abbott
1967 Dennis Moeller
1968 Rich Robertson
1969 Herbert Perry
1971 Jason Hardtke
1975 Dan Smith
1975 Javier Cardona
1976 Matt Thornton
1976 Elvis Pena
1977 Damian Rolls
1983 Luke Hochevar

OBITUARIES:

1912 Al Barker
1922 Charlie Jones
1924 Frank Chance
1926 Danny Richardson
1932 Harry Kane
1935 Joe Ardner
1940 Ed Yewell
1946 Tex Wilson
1949 Heinie Beckendorf
1949 Tiny Bonham
1950 Joe Knotts
1953 Seth Sigsby
1957 Max Butcher
1958 Snuffy Stirnweiss

He was riding in a CRRNJ commuter train when it ran through an open drawbridge and fell through the open Newark Bay Bridge.

1961 Leon Carlson
1963 Ray Miner
1971 Roberto Ortiz
1978 Larry Bettencourt
1981 Earl Caldwell
1991 Smoky Burgess
1993 Ethan Allen
1995 Nap Reyes
1996 Andy Pilney
2010 Al LaMacchia
2011 Bill Taylor
2015 Randy Wiles

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1890 Ledell “Cannonball” Titcomb tosses a no- hitter for Rochester, topping Syracuse, 7 – 0.

Speaking about pitching!

Ledell Titcomb, with his muscular south paw, showed the red legged Syracuse Stars a few things yesterday about the art they they never dreamed of. For nine long innings they stepped up to the plate and banked away at the ball in the hope of getting at least a base hit. But Titcomb was too artful for them. They couldn’t touch him. He was unapproachable, incomparable, out of sight. Titcomb’s work in the box has been equaled but once in this city in the history of base ball, and but very few times in the country; last year big Ed Cushman, of the Toledos, let Rochester down without a hit, but he gave more bases on balls than did Titcomb. It was a wonderful game that he pitched. He had perfect control, great speed, and used his curves with telling effect. There were but few people there, about 700, because of the inconvenience of getting to the grounds, but that 700 saw something about which they will talk for seasons to come.

Titcomb’s pitching was not the only feature of the game by a long shot. The fielding of the Rochesters was something phenomenal, Knowles and Smith doing work that time and again brought the crowd to their feet. Smith ate up three or four base hits, and Knowles was not far behind him. Then in the outfield Sandy Griffin and Harry Lyons did some star work. All in all the Rochesters played ball that would have beaten any club in the country. The Stars fielded very well but they could do absolutely nothing with Titcomb. They had but one may on third base and one on second.

In the second, Grim made one of his old time three baggers and came in on Smith’s single. In the second Lyons made a two bagger and came in on Knowles’s single. In the third, with Sheffler on third and Grim on second, Smith hit to Childs, Sheffler started home but was caught on the lines. In the meantime, Grim and Smith were close to second. Smith started back but was caught. But Grim got home during the excitement. In the sixth, Sheffler got a base on balls, went to third on a wild throw by Mars and scored on Grim’s single. In the eighth Fields made a single, stole second and scored on Smith’s single. Greenwood got a base on balls and Titcomb made a hit on which Smith scored. Greenwood with to third and came home with Pitz threw wild to third base.

“Titcomb’s Great Pitching.”, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 16 September 1890, Page 6.

1969 Steve Carlton fans 19 batters to set a new 9-inning record. Carlton got the loss, though, as the Mets topped St. Louis, 4 – 3.

1971 Larry Yount, Robin’s brother, injures his shoulder during warm ups in what was supposed to be his first professional appearance. He had to be replaced – and never officially appeared in a major league game.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1913 Detroit drafts Harry Heilmann from Portland in the Northwestern League in the Rule 5 Draft.

1915 The Yankees draft Urban Shocker from Guelph of the Canadian League in the Rule 5
Draft.

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Baseball History for September 14th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1864 Al Schellhase
1887 Harry Redmond
1890 Walt Marbet
1893 John Kelleher
1893 Dutch Ruether
1893 Mike McNally
1894 Sam Crane
1894 Dink O’Brien
1896 Art Stokes
1896 Pat Collins
1896 Roy Wilson
1897 Eddie Rommel
1898 Curt Fullerton
1903 Rabbit Warstler
1906 Thornton Lee
1906 Jim Levey
1907 John Campbell
1908 Otho Nitcholas
1915 Morrie Aderholt
1916 Roy Zimmerman
1931 George Susce
1934 Tom Hughes
1938 Bob Heffner
1939 Tom Parsons
1945 Rick Wise
1947 Mike Adamson
1949 Jim Obradovich
1949 Rick Dempsey
1951 Tom McMillan
1954 Billy Smith
1954 John Harris
1955 Mike Fischlin
1963 Rodney McCray
1964 Greg Hibbard
1965 Steve Curry
1967 Rod Correia
1968 Erik Bennett
1968 Bernie Williams
1968 Denny Neagle
1969 Russ Davis
1971 Brent Brede
1971 Armando Rios
1972 Nelson Cruz
1972 Chan Perry
1976 Wade Miller
1977 Grant Roberts
1980 Daisuke Matsuzaka
1981 Justin James
1982 Rickie Weeks
1983 Andy LaRoche
1984 Jesse English
1985 Luke French
1988 Andy Wilkins
1991 Zach Lee

OBITUARIES:

1917 Gene Derby
1918 Ernie Beam
1933 Joe Harrington
1945 Cy Blanton
1946 Ed Gagnier
1947 Ed Lennon
1949 Tim Jordan
1952 Al Clauss
1953 Wese Callahan
1954 Roy Grimes
1960 Ralph Mattis
1966 Ralph Comstock
1967 Joe Stanley
1967 Ralph LaPointe
1970 Lee Riley
1973 Vince Barton
1973 Johnny McCarthy
1979 Hap Ward
1980 Charlie Pechous
1999 Bill Lohrman
2001 Jorge Comellas
2003 Johnny Welaj
2009 Lonny Frey
2012 Jack Pierce
2013 Dan Osinski
2014 Frank Torre

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!

1923 First baseman George Burns completes an unassisted triple play. The Red Sox fielder snags a liner, tagged the runner coming from first, and outran a base runner back to second base.

1990 Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. hit back to back homers off of Angels pitcher Kirk McCaskill.

2008 The Astros, relocated due to a hurricane, lose a home game in Milwaukee to the Cubs as Carlos Zambrano throws a no-hitter.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1970 Oakland sent Jim “Mudcat” Grant to the Pirates for Angel Mangual.

Baseball History for September 13th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1864 Al Schellhase
1887 Harry Redmond
1890 Walt Marbet
1893 John Kelleher
1893 Dutch Ruether
1893 Mike McNally
1894 Sam Crane
1894 Dink O’Brien
1896 Art Stokes
1896 Pat Collins
1896 Roy Wilson
1897 Eddie Rommel
1898 Curt Fullerton
1903 Rabbit Warstler
1906 Thornton Lee
1906 Jim Levey
1907 John Campbell
1908 Otho Nitcholas
1915 Morrie Aderholt
1916 Roy Zimmerman
1931 George Susce
1934 Tom Hughes
1938 Bob Heffner
1939 Tom Parsons
1945 Rick Wise
1947 Mike Adamson
1949 Jim Obradovich
1949 Rick Dempsey
1951 Tom McMillan
1954 Billy Smith
1954 John Harris
1955 Mike Fischlin
1963 Rodney McCray
1964 Greg Hibbard
1965 Steve Curry
1967 Rod Correia
1968 Erik Bennett
1968 Bernie Williams
1968 Denny Neagle
1969 Russ Davis
1971 Brent Brede
1971 Armando Rios
1972 Nelson Cruz
1972 Chan Perry
1976 Wade Miller
1977 Grant Roberts
1980 Daisuke Matsuzaka
1981 Justin James
1982 Rickie Weeks
1983 Andy LaRoche
1984 Jesse English
1985 Luke French
1988 Andy Wilkins
1991 Zach Lee

OBITUARIES:

1917 Gene Derby
1918 Ernie Beam
1933 Joe Harrington
1945 Cy Blanton
1946 Ed Gagnier
1947 Ed Lennon
1949 Tim Jordan
1952 Al Clauss
1953 Wese Callahan
1954 Roy Grimes
1960 Ralph Mattis
1966 Ralph Comstock
1967 Joe Stanley
1967 Ralph LaPointe
1970 Lee Riley
1973 Vince Barton
1973 Johnny McCarthy
1979 Hap Ward
1980 Charlie Pechous
1999 Bill Lohrman
2001 Jorge Comellas
2003 Johnny Welaj
2009 Lonny Frey
2012 Jack Pierce
2013 Dan Osinski
2014 Frank Torre

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1883 – One Armed Hugh Daily no-hits Philadelphia, 1 – 0. Daily lost his left hand in a gun accident…

1925 Dazzy Vance, on the heels of a one-hitter, fires a no-hitter to beat Philadelpha, 10 – 1.

1936 Bob Feller fans 17 – at 17-years-old. Everybody is taking advantage of Philadelphia – this time, the As.

1973 Tito Fuentes becomes the seventh person to be hit by a pitch three times in the same game.

2006 Gary Matthews, Jr. keys an 11 – 3 win for the Rangers by hitting for the Cycle against Detroit’s Justin Verlander and Mike Maroth.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1958 Philadelphia signs amateur free agent Lee Elia.

1960 Philadelphia signs amateur free agent pitcher Mike Marshall.

1983 Milwaukee purchases Mexican League pitcher Teddy Higuera.

1985 New York signs amateur free agent outfielder Bernie Williams.

Baseball History for September 12th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1840 Nick Young
1851 Frederick Ehlen
1855 Jud Birchall
1867 John Dolan
1875 Bill Cristall
1875 John Gochnaur
1880 Boss Schmidt
1884 Bob Groom
1885 Fred Luderus
1885 John Quinn
1888 Patsy McGaffigan
1891 Pepper Peploski
1894 Ole Olsen
1903 Len Dondero
1907 Spud Chandler
1907 Ollie Bejma
1908 Jim McLeod
1916 Ralph Hamner
1916 Charlie Keller
1917 Russ Christopher
1918 Al Libke
1920 Andy Seminick
1924 George Bradshaw
1924 Bubba Church
1925 Stan Lopata
1926 George Freese
1928 Len Matarazzo
1929 Tom Herrin
1933 Dave Stenhouse
1934 Albie Pearson
1940 Mickey Lolich
1940 Rich Barry
1943 Floyd Wicker
1947 John Montague
1953 Greg Keatley
1956 Mark Thurmond
1957 Mario Ramirez
1959 Scotti Madison
1960 Trench Davis
1963 Keith Hughes
1963 Mike Roesler
1967 Pat Listach
1968 Masao Kida
1969 Hilly Hathaway
1970 Tito Navarro
1975 Luis Castillo
1975 Mark Johnson
1980 Sean Burroughs
1980 Maicer Izturis
1980 Kevin Richardson
1981 Franquelis Osoria
1982 Carmen Pignatiello
1983 Clayton Richard
1986 Steve Garrison
1986 Kyle Weiland
1989 Freddie Freeman
1991 Jose Urena
1992 Andrew Faulkner
1992 Matt Wisler

OBITUARIES:

1881 Chub Sullivan
1905 Billy Taylor
1915 Ormond Butler
1931 Pop Dillon
1935 Ed Beecher
1945 Cy Pieh
1945 Dave Zearfoss
1949 Sherry Smith
1951 Lave Winham
1955 Dick Adkins
1956 Tod Sloan
1957 Homer Thompson
1966 Parson Perryman
1967 Rollie Zeider
1968 Don Rudolph
1968 Charles Conway
1969 Ed Schorr
1973 Bernie Boland
1975 Augie Johns
1980 Ole Olsen
1985 Steamboat Struss
1986 Jim Shilling
1990 Jim Romano
1993 Granny Hamner
1994 Hunter Lane
2007 Lou Kretlow
2015 Alex Monchak

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1962 Tom Cheney goes the distance, all 16 innings, to beat the Orioles, 2 – 1. The Senator pitcher strikes out a record 21 batters.

1976 The 53-yearold Minnie Minoso clocks a hit off of Sid Monge – the oldest man to get a hit in MLB history.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1963 Washington purchases Ken Hunt from the Angels.

1967 Cincinnati signs amatuer free agent infielder Dave Concepcion.

1974 Cleveland trades a player to be named later to the Angels for Frank Robinson, who
would become a player-manager.

Baseball History for September 11th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1851 Mike Golden
1858 Mike DePangher
1864 Con Daily
1868 Steve Brodie
1869 Frank Kitson
1876 Frank Moore
1881 Bill Hogg
1886 Ed McDonough
1889 Howard McGraner
1890 Harry Damrau
1892 Ernie Koob
1893 Roy Grimes
1893 Ray Grimes
1901 George Loepp
1901 Monroe Mitchell
1905 Glenn Spencer
1910 Les Tietje
1914 Clay Smith
1916 Ellis Clary
1918 Randy Heflin
1919 Barney Olsen
1924 Lou Grasmick
1926 Eddie Miksis
1933 Bob Davis
1934 Marlan Coughtry
1940 Jackie Hernandez
1941 Larry Bearnarth
1944 Dave Roberts
1947 Larry Cox
1948 Jeff Newman
1953 Mike Gordon
1958 Don Slaught
1958 Brad Lesley
1964 Ellis Burks
1965 Quinn Mack
1969 Eduardo Perez
1969 Shannon Penn
1973 Tom Davey
1976 Edwards Guzman
1978 Junior Herndon
1979 Frank Francisco
1980 Matt DeSalvo
1983 Jacoby Ellsbury
1985 Bobby Cassevah
1986 Andrew Cashner
1986 Kyle Blanks
1987 Brandon Laird
1988 Mike Moustakas
1989 Zeke Spruill
1990 Shawn Armstrong

OBITUARIES:

1905 Jerry McCormick
1915 John Carbine
1920 Bill Hallman
1925 Pat Duff
1931 Carl Sitton
1931 Joe Marshall
1936 Braggo Roth
1943 Kid Durbin
1946 Cy Morgan
1953 Bob Coulson
1956 Marty Herrmann
1960 Charlie High
1961 Chink Outen
1963 Ham Hyatt
1964 Red McDermott
1966 Bill Cramer
1971 Rube Melton
1973 Del Baker
1978 Snipe Hansen
1978 Mike Gazella
1980 Garth Mann
1980 Ernie Ovitz
1980 Harry Hulihan
1983 Bill McCarren
1984 Paul Carter
1986 Otho Nitcholas
1998 Larry Bradford
2001 Vince Ventura
2001 Clem Dreisewerd
2012 Bruce Von Hoff

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1912 Eddie Collins is the first player to record six stolen bases in a game.

1936 Hod Lisenbee gives up 26 hits and 17 runs in a complete game loss (8 innings) to the White Sox. Luke Appling, Mike Kreevich, and Zeke Bonura all had five hit games. It’s the second most hits allowed in a game (Eddie Cicotte allowed 29 in 17 innings), and the seventh most runs allowed in a game by a pitcher.

1942 and 1966… Paul Gillespie and John Miller homer in their first MLB at bats. What makes this cool is that both also homered in their LAST at bats three seasons later – the only two players to home in their first and last plate appearances.

1974 The Cards beat the Mets, 4 – 3, in 25 innings. The game lasts seven hours and four minutes – and 202 batters came to the plate that day…

1985 Pete Rose punches an Eric Show pitch into left center for a single – the 4,192nd hit of his career – to pass Ty Cobb and become the all time hit king.

1991 Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers, and Alejandro Pena combine to throw a no-hitter to beat San Diego, 1 – 0.

1999 Twins pitcher Eric Milton tops the Angels without allowing a hit and fanning 13 batters.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1901 The Chicago Orphans (now Cubs) purchased Davy Jones from Rockford.

1961 Houston signs amateur free agent Rusty Staub.

1964 Los Angeles signs amateur free agent pitcher Don Sutton.

1973 Philadelphia signs amateur free agent pitcher Willie Hernandez.

Baseball History for September 10th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1863 Louis Pelouze

While playing in Detroit in 1886, the St. Louis Browns needed some extra players.

“Quinn being injured, Louis Pelouze, a member of the Cass Club of this city, played center field and did it exceedingly well, capturing three difficult flies.”

“A Fitting Farewell.”, Detroit Free Press, 23 July 1886, Page 5.

It was his only game. The left handed Pelouze was the son of Civil War veteran and Brigadier General Louis Pelouze. Louis Henry was born in Fort Monroe, VA to the future general and his wife Ellen, and died on 09 January 1939 in New York City. In between, he was a Chicago based jeweler who married Helen Ward on August 15, 1891. Helen, interestingly, was born eight days after Louis. They had a daughter, Lucille, around 1896. In World War I, he served the US Army as a Colonel, like his brothers, following in the footsteps of his father.

1864 Danny Murphy
1868 Charles Bradley (Dusty) Miller
1872 Joe Berry
1875 Mike Lynch
1880 Barney Pelty
1880 Harry Niles
1881 Charles Richard (Tony) Tonneman
1884 Jack Lapp
1886 Blaine Alphonsus (Kid) Durbin
1888 Marty Krug
1891 Joe Evers
1895 George “High Pockets” Kelly
1896 Sammy Hale
1899 Augie Johns
1904 Arlie Tarbert
1905 Irv Jeffries
1910 Buddy Blair
1910 Eddie Sawyer
1911 Johnnie Chambers
1924 Ted Kluszewski
1927 Brandy Davis
1928 Bob Garber
1931 Harry Anderson
1934 Roger Maris
1940 Bob Chance
1944 Jim Hibbs
1951 Randy Wiles
1954 Preston Hanna
1954 Craig Cacek
1957 Len Whitehouse
1959 Bruce Robbins
1963 Randy Johnson
1963 Terry Wells
1964 Joe Kraemer
1965 Tim Sherrill
1966 Riccardo Ingram
1973 Mike Saipe
1977 Chad Hermansen
1977 Danys Baez
1978 Nick Green
1981 Kameron Loe
1981 Connor Robertson
1983 Joey Votto
1983 Lance Pendleton
1984 Andrew Brown
1985 Anthony Swarzak
1985 Neil Walker
1985 Matt Angle
1987 Paul Goldschmidt

OBITUARIES:

1905 Pete Browning
1918 Ed Cassian
1935 Pug Bennett
1940 Bill Shipke
1951 Hank DeBerry
1955 Shano Collins
1956 Eddie Brown
1958 Arlas Taylor
1962 Bill Herring
1969 Jap Barbeau
1973 Roy Johnson
1975 Lance Richbourg
1976 Blackie Carter
1984 Jackie Gallagher
1984 Johnny Marcum
2006 Al Gardella
2012 Tom Saffell
2014 George Spencer
2014 Grant Dunlap

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1919 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell tosses a no hitter to beat the Yankees, 3 – 0. Caldwell had been released by the Red Sox earlier in the summer.

1967 Joe Horlen of the White Sox opens a double header without allowing a hit to the Tigers in a 6 – 0 win.

1974 Lou Brock breaks Maury Wills’ stolen base record, stealing two bases to reach 105, in an 8 – 2 loss to the Phillies.

1980 Bill Gullickson sets a rookie record with 18 Ks in a game against the Cubs.

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1936 Detroit sends cash and a couple of players to Indianapolis for two players, including Dizzy Trout.

1964 St. Louis signs amateur free agent pitcher Mike Torrez.

1965 The Kansas City Athletics signed Satchel Paige for one last go.

1976 The Chicago White Sox signed Minnie Minoso for his first “one last go”…

1978 Los Angeles signed amateur free agent Alejandro Pena.

1985 Oakland sends Don Sutton to California for two minor leaguers to be named later…

Baseball History for September 9th

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1856 Ernie Burch
1857 Abner Dalrymple
1865 Charlie Hoover
1872 John Eubank
1876 Frank Chance
1880 Ambrose Puttmann
1886 Al Kellogg
1886 John Barney (Dots) Miller
1887 Wheeler Roger (Doc) Johnston
1889 Harry Thompson
1891 Dan Costello
1892 Dawson Francis (Tiny) Graham
1893 Walt Kinney
1897 Frankie Frisch
1899 Waite Hoyt
1905 Charlie Perkins
1909 Johnny Marcum
1910 Luther Baxter (Bud) Thomas
1912 Johnny Lazor
1913 Hugh Mulcahy
1918 Thomas Woodrow (Woody) Crowson
1926 Ed Mickelson
1931 Pete Naton
1931 Earl Averill
1935 Jim Proctor
1938 Jay Ward
1942 Ron Stone
1949 Reggie Sanders
1952 Jerry Mumphrey
1953 Steve Ratzer
1959 Tom Foley
1960 Alvin Davis
1961 Jim Corsi
1962 Joe Strong
1965 Todd Zeile
1970 Dan Miceli
1970 Joey Hamilton
1971 Robinson Checo
1972 Mike Hampton
1973 Kazuhisa Ishii
1977 Kyle Snyder
1978 Kurt Ainsworth
1980 Todd Coffey
1983 Rhyne Hughes
1983 Mike Costanzo
1983 Edwin Jackson
1983 Kyle Davies
1983 Alex Romero
1984 Brett Pill
1986 Michael Bowden
1988 Joey Terdoslavich
1988 Will Middlebrooks
1989 Anthony Ranaudo
1990 Billy Hamilton

OBITUARIES:

1889 Jack Gorman
1914 Willie Garoni
1915 Al Spalding
1923 George Keerl
1926 Dick Conway
1928 Urban Shocker
1934 John Dobbs
1944 Orlin Collier
1944 Frank Shugart
1949 Hal Neubauer
1949 Len Madden
1951 Chappie Snodgrass
1957 Ed Karger
1957 Bill Miller
1959 Terry Lyons
1961 Jesse Barnes
1961 Rube Oldring
1964 Herschel Bennett
1964 George Stueland
1975 Ken Jungels
1981 Ernie Alten
1990 Doc Cramer
1991 Les Rock
1996 Johnny Pramesa
1996 Harry Hanebrink
1997 Richie Ashburn
1998 Jerry Zimmerman
1999 Catfish Hunter
2010 Eddie Phillips

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1914 George Davis of the Braves tosses a no-hitter to blank to Phillies, 7 – 0. He’s the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter at Fenway Park… The Braves were in Fenway because the Miracle Braves were drawing crowds too big for their own park.

1945 Continuing with firsts – the first Canadian pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Dick Fowler, who beat the Browns, 1 – 0. It was the only win of the year for the Athletic pitcher.

1948 Dodger Rex Barney blanks the Giants, 2 – 0, without allowing a hit. In the rain.

1965 It’s No-Hitter Day – but the best one was Sandy Koufax’s perfect game, topping the Cubs, 1 – 0.

1998 Alex Gonzalez has a rough day – six at bats, six times striking out. Cleveland won, 6 – 3, over Toronto. Gonzalez left six on base in the extra inning loss.

2004 Royal third baseman Joe Randa goes six for six and scores six runs in a 26 – 5 win over Detroit. Only eight players have ever scored 6 runs in a game…

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1886 Washington purchases five players from Hartford, including catcher Connie Mack.

1898 Louisville purchased Topsy Hartsel from Grand Rapids of the Interstate League.

1899 Cincinnati purchased Sam Crawford from Grand Rapids of the Western League.

1902 Boston purchased Ed Abbaticchio from Nashville.

1971 Chicago signed amateur free agent pitcher Bruce Sutter.