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    Aug 14, 1936 - At the Polo Grounds‚ the NL's 60th anniversary is celebrated with the appearance of stars of the 1870s and a 3-inning recreated game between the 'Knockerbockers and the Atlantics'under the old rules. Thousands watch as a parade starts on 110th and Lenox featuring horse-drawn carriages‚ buses and shays. The parade continues to and inside the Polo Grounds. Oldtimers on hand include Arlie Latham‚ Jim Mutrie‚ Mickey Welch‚ Jocko Fields‚ Dick RudolphOtto KnabeHans Lobert‚ Charley Bassett‚ Jimmy RingBill Coughlin‚ Danny Murphy and Doc Kennedy. Mutrie and Bill Terry meet at home plate and discussed the differences in the game‚ with Mutrie saying there was little fundamental change. Mayor LaGuardia looked on from a box decked out in bunting. Today's game under regular rules is won by the Giants‚ 3-0 over the Phillies. Slick Castleman pitches his lone shutout of the year.

    Oct 9, 1907 - In game 2‚ the Tigers score just once against Chicago's Jack Pfiester and lose 3-1. They will not score more than once in any of the remaining games in the WS. The Tigers take advantage of the aggressive baserunning of Jimmy Slagle by nabbing him in the first inning with a hidden ball trick‚ the only one in WS history. Yesterday‚ Slagle had two steals and was caught stealing once. The play goes Germany Schaefer to Bill Coughlin (according to Bill Deane). Slagle redeems himself in the 4th by driving in the go-ahead run and then scoring on Sheckard's double.

    Sep 3, 1906 - At Detroit‚ St. Louis takes a pair from the Tigers‚ winning 5-2 and 5-0. In game 2‚ Detroit 3B Bill Coughlin pulls off a hidden ball trick nabbing George Stone in the first inning.

    Jun 4, 1906 - Bill Coughlin is the 2nd Tiger within a month to steal 2B‚ 3B‚ and home in a game; he does this in the 7th inning against Washington during a 13-4 romp. Pitcher Bill Donovan did it on May 7th. Washington ties the game at 4 apiece‚ but the Tigers score 9 in the last 2 innings to win. O'Leary has a homer for Detroit.

    Jun 2, 1902 - In a 12-0 win‚ the Senators unload 3 homers in the 3rd inning against the White Sox P Clark Griffith as Ed DelahantyBill Coughlin George Carey belt the Old Fox‚ though not consecutively. After Wyatt Lee doubles‚ Griffith takes himself out. According to the Chicago Daily Tribune‚ a Washington fan had offered each member of the Nationals an expensive panama hat for their first shutout and a $50 bonus to whichever pitcher performed the feat. With little chance to win in the 9th‚ Chicago "allowed themselves to be put out without effort" so that the Washington players could win their prize (as noted by Greg Beston).

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