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1846 – The first officially recorded baseball game using modern rules developed by Alexander Cartwright was played in Hoboken, New Jersey, US.
Some background info
|In 1845, Alexander Cartwright, a member of New York City's Knickerbockers club, led the codification of the so-called Knickerbocker Rules. The practice, common to bat-and-ball games of the day, of "soaking" or "plugging"—effecting a putout by hitting a runner with a thrown ball—was barred. The rules thus facilitated the use of a smaller, harder ball than had been common. Several other rules also brought the Knickerbockers' game close to the modern one, though a ball caught on the first bounce was, again, an out and only underhand pitching was allowed. While there are reports that the New York Knickerbockers played games in 1845, the contest now recognized as the first officially recorded baseball game in U.S. history took place on June 19, 1846, in Hoboken, New Jersey: the "New York Nine" defeated the Knickerbockers, 23–1, in four innings. With the Knickerbocker code as the basis, the rules of modern baseball continued to evolve over the next half-century.|
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Joined: 14-December 08
In 1908, Red Sox legend Cy Young no-hit the NY Highlanders, later the NY Yankees, in a game Boston won 8-0… it was the third time the 41-year old accomplished the feat.
In 1948, at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Bob Lemon threw the AL’s first night time no-hitter, blanking the Tigers, 2-0.
In 1961, Whitey Ford became the first pitcher in American League history to win eight games in one month as he beat the Senators, 5-1.
In 1962, Sandy Koufax no-hit the Mets, 5-0, at Dodger Stadium… it was the first of four career no-hitters thrown by the southpaw.
In 1978, Giants first baseman Willie McCovey hit his 500th career home run becoming the 12th player to accomplish the feat.
In 1978, Larry Doby replaced Bob Lemon as skipper of White Sox to become the second black manager in MLB history.
In 1986, Bo Jackson made his pro baseball debut with the Memphis Chicks.
In 1995, Indians’ DH Eddie Murray collected his 3000th career hit to become the 20th player to accomplish the feat… he was just the second switch-hitter to reach the milestone (Pete Rose).
In 2006, in a 5-2 loss to the Marlins that stopped their winning streak at eleven games, the Boston Red Sox played their 17th consecutive errorless game, setting a new big league record (surpassing the Cardinals’ record of 16 straight error-free games in 1992).
In 2007, CF Jacoby Ellsbury made his debut as the starting center fielder for the Red Sox at Fenway Park, becoming the first person from the Navajo tribe to play in the major leagues.
Born Today: Ron Swoboda (1944), Bud Black (1957), Mark Grudzielanek (1970)
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Member No.: 9
Joined: 13-September 09
On August the 27th in Baseball History:
1897 - Roger Bresnahan, later a Hall of Fame catcher, made his major-league debut as a pitcher for the Washington Senators by beating the St. Louis Browns, 3-0.
1911 – Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh, Sr pitched a no-hitter in a 5-0 victory against the Red Sox. His son, Edward Arthur, also went on to pitch for the White Sox.
1937 - Brooklyn's Fred Frankhouse pitched a rain-shortened no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds. The game was stopped with two out in the eighth inning and the Dodgers leading, 5-0.
1938 – In Game 1 of a doubleheader the Yankees Joe DiMaggio hit three consecutive triples to help the Yankees beat the Indians 8-7.
1938 – In Game 2 the Yankees Pitcher Monte Pearson becomes the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Yankee Stadium as the Yankees beat the Indians 13-0.
1951 – The Phillies Del Wilber hit 3 solo home runs in a victory over the Reds. This was the first time in Major League history a player has accounted for all the runs in a 3-0 game with home runs.
1952 - The Dodgers set the National League mark for consecutive games with a double play when they complete a twin killing in their 23rd straight contest, a 10-5 loss to Chicago. It left them two game shy of the Major League record.
1974 - Benny Ayala of the Mets became the first National League player in 13 years to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, connecting against Houston's Tom Griffin in New York's 4-2 victory at Shea Stadium.
1977 - Toby Harrah and Bump Wills of the Texas Rangers hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs on consecutive pitches in the seventh inning as the Rangers beat the Yankees, 8-2, at Yankee Stadium.
1978 - Joe Morgan of the Cincinnati Reds hit his 200th career home run to become the first major leaguer to have 200 homers and 500 stolen bases.
1982 - Rickey Henderson steals four bases in Oakland's 5-4 loss to Milwaukee to raise his total to 122 and break Lou Brock's single-season record of 118. The record-breaking 119th steal comes off pitcher Doc Medich and catcher Ted Simmons on a third-inning pitchout.
1988 - Tommy Lasorda wins his 1,000th game as a manager as the Los Angeles Dodgers tops Philadelphia 4-2.
2000 - The Angels become the first American League team to have four players hit 30 home runs in the same season when Tim Salmon goes deep in the Angels 10-9 victory over the Indians at Edison Field. The other 3 Angels to hit 30 home runs were Mo Vaughn, Garret Anderson, and Troy Glaus.
2001 - Sammy Sosa tied the NL record for home runs in August which was set by Willie Mays in 1965. Tiger Rudy York set the Major League Record of 18 in 1937.
2005 - Jeff Kent became the second baseman to hit 300 home runs.
2007 - Jake Peavy became the Padres leader in career strikeouts when he struck out Orlando Hudson looking in the 1st inning of the Padres 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks. He broke the record ofAndy Benes who had struck out 1036 batters pitching for the Friars from 1989 to 1995.
2011 - Justin Verlander became the first pitcher to win 20 games before the start of September since the Diamondback's Curt Schilling reached the same milestone in 2002. He pitched 6 innings as the Tigers beat the Twins 6-4.
Born on this day:
1847 - McKelvey, John
1860 - Carroll, Scrappy
1867 - Long, Dan
1873 - McJames, Doc
1875 - Hahn, Ed
1875 - Wright, Dave
1877 - Brashear, Kitty
1879 - Sentell, Paul
1885 - Louden, Baldy
1888 - Troy, Bun
1892 - Janvrin, Hal
1893 - Haworth, Howie
1893 - Nutter, Dizzy
1894 - Mulligan, Eddie
1894 - East, Carl
1898 - Wayenberg, Frank
1898 - Fisher, Clarence
1901 - Berger, Johnny
1901 - Collins, Phil
1903 - Engle, Charlie
1905 - Gudat, Marv
1910 - Pyle, Ewald
1912 - Olson, Ted
1915 - Verban, Emil
1918 - Lowrey, Peanuts
1921 - Picciuto, Nick
1923 - Grate, Don
1931 - Cunningham, Joe
1932 - King, Jim
1935 - Lindbeck, Em
1935 - Broglio, Ernie
1938 - McCabe, Joe
1944 - Hairston, Johnny
1946 - Peters, Ray
1946 - Herrmann, Ed
1947 - York, Jim
1948 - Beasley, Lew
1951 - Bell, Buddy
1952 - Edwards, Mike
1952 - Edwards, Marshall
1955 - Kelly, Pat
1956 - Steirer, Rick
1961 - Maddux, Mike
1967 - McRae, Brian
1967 - Smith, Willie
1970 - Thome, Jim
1971 - Pote, Lou
1973 - Gorecki, Rick
1974 - Vidro, Jose
1975 - Durrington, Trent