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    Sep 2, 2004 - The Yankees score 1 in the 1st and five in the 2nd off Indian starter Cliff Lee enroute to a 9-1 win. A-Rod homers and Gary Sheffield has 3 hits and 3 RBI to reach the 100 RBI mark. He joins 19th century star Dan Brouthers who drove in 100 RBIs for 5 different teams between 1887 and 1894. Sheffield also drove in 100 for the PadresMarlinsDodgers‚ and Braves. Joining him today with 100 RBIs is Victor Martinez who hits a solo homer off Steve Karsay‚ who is making his first appearance since 2003.

    Sep 5, 2003 - After three national anthems are played in San Juan‚ the Expos defeat the Marlins‚ 6-2‚ as Todd Zeile hits a pair of HRs. In doing so‚ he becomes the 1st player in ML history to homer for 11 different teams. When Zeile went yard for the New York Yankees earlier this season‚ he tied two 19th century players‚ Dan Brouthers and Tom Brown‚ with homers for 10 different teams. The Yanks released Zeile on August 17 and Montreal signed him. With Zeile at bat in the 4th inning‚ the lights go out and the game is delayed 1 hour 14 minutes.

    Apr 25, 1945 - Baseball writers cannot seem to get any Hall of Fame candidates past the 75 percent requirement‚ but a committee selected to bring in some old-timers succeeds with a group of turn-of-the-century names: Jimmy CollinsRoger BresnahanFred ClarkeDan BrouthersEd Delahanty‚ Hugh Jennings‚ Mike "King" Kelly‚ Jim O'Rourke‚ Wilbert Robinson‚ and Hugh Duffy. Collins‚ overlooked in 6 HOF elections‚ was on the all-time teams of Connie Mack and John McGraw.

    Sep 3, 1903 - On the heels of a string of rain-outs‚ Hudson sweeps Poughkeepsie (Class-C Hudson River League) in the 20th century's only quadruple header‚ winning by scores of 2-1‚ 6-4‚ 3-1 and 4-2. [As pointed out by several historians including Bill Deane‚ there was one in 1889] Hall of Famer Dan Brouthers is a member of the Poughkeepsie team in that 1903 through 1905.

    Apr 23, 1896 - In Philadelphia's 19-8 win over New York‚ Dan Brouthers scores 5 runs for Philadelphia.

    Jun 5, 1894 - Baltimore shows why it is in first place as veteran Dan Brouthers sends the game with Chicago into extra innings with a 9th-inning RBI. His younger teammates follow his example in the 10th to take the O's to an 8-5 win.

    Jan 1, 1894 - Happy New Year‚ Baltimore. The Brooklyn Bridegrooms trade two Hall of Famers‚ Willie Keeler and Dan Brouthers‚ to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Billy Shindle and George Treadway.

    Nov 1, 1892 - Averages for the first 154-game season show that Dan Brouthers of Brooklyn was the top hitter at .335‚ and Cy Young the top pitcher with 36 wins and 11 losses.

    Feb 19, 1892 - Dan Brouthers‚ batting champion of the AA while with the Boston Reds in 1891‚ signs a contract to play with the Brooklyn Nationals. It will be his 5th team in 5 years.

    Jun 11, 1889 - New York's Mickey Welch is the first pitcher to strike out Boston's Dan Brouthers this season. Welch's 2-hitter gives the Giants a 2-1 win over the Beaneaters. New York still trails Boston by 6 games even after 2 straight wins over them.

    Jun 1, 1889 - Coming into the game with a robust .454 average (according to unofficial statistics)‚ Dan Brouthers goes 3-for-5 with a 3-run homer to lead Boston to a 7-2 win over Philadelphia.

    Nov 10, 1888 - Detroit organizes a club to compete in the International Association next season to take the place of the disbanded Wolverines‚ 5th place finishers this past season. The Wolverines sell off their stars‚ with Big Sam Thompson going to the Phillies‚ and Dan Brouthers to Boston.

    Nov 17, 1887 - The NL meets and officially recognizes the Brotherhood by meeting with a committee of 3 players‚ John Montgomery WardNed Hanlon‚ and Dan Brouthers.

    Oct 15, 1887 - After the Browns won yesterday in Brooklyn‚ 5-2‚ Detroit bounces back in New York today with a 9-0 win. Charlie Getzien takes a no-hitter (not counting walks) into the 9th inning but settles for a 3-hit game. Charlie Ganzel‚ playing 1B in place of the injured Dan Brouthers‚ leads with 4 hits. Brouthers is out for the series with a sprained ankle.

    Aug 7, 1887 - NL Secretary Nick Young issues stats that put Dan Brouthers at the head of the batting list with a .455 average.

    May 17, 1887 - Detroit's Dan Brouthers hits a bases-loaded triple and a bases-loaded homer as the Wolverines outslug the Phillies 19-10.

    Nov 11, 1886 - The Executive Council of the Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players‚ formed the previous year‚ meets and chooses officers. John Montgomery Ward is re-elected president‚ Dan Brouthers vice president‚ and Tim Keefe secretary-treasurer.

    Sep 10, 1886 - Dan Brouthers hits 3 HRs‚ a double‚ and a single to tie set a NL mark with 15 total bases‚ (Hecker had 15 last month in the AA) but his Detroit team loses to Chicago‚ 14-8. Chicago wins the 3rd game with Detroit‚ 14-4‚ to keep a 4-game lead over the Wolverines.

    Nov 19, 1885 - At an NL meeting‚ it is decided that Buffalo's "Big Four" (Dan BrouthersHardy RichardsonJack Rowe‚ and Deacon White) can play in Detroit next season.

    Sep 19, 1885 - Buffalo's "Big Four" (Dan BrouthersHardy RichardsonJack Rowe‚ and Deacon White) are to play for Detroit today‚ but NL prexy Young orders umpire Bob Ferguson to forfeit the game to New York. Detroit withdraws the players‚ and they are forced to play out the season with Buffalo.

    Jul 19, 1883 - Buffalo defeats Philadelphia 25-5‚ getting 27 hits in the process. Dan Brouthers goes 6-for-6 with 2 doubles‚ and Jim O'Rourke again gets 5 hits.

    Aug 14, 1881 - Statistics published in the Chicago Tribune put Dan Brouthers at the top of the batting list with a .390 average. Cap Anson is second with .377. Official figures at the end of the season will declare Anson batting champ with a .399 average‚ Brouthers finishing 7th at .318.

    Jul 16, 1881 - Second place Buffalo nips leading Chicago‚ 10-9. Dan Brouthers ties the game with a 2-run triple‚ then scores the winning run.

    Jun 9, 1881 - Buffalo wins a 13-inning thriller 1-0 in Boston to move into a tie for first place with Chicago‚ which loses to Worcester‚ 7-6. Dan Brouthers is the star‚ saving the game with a one-handed catch in LF and the tripling and scoring the only run.

    Jul 12, 1880 - A home run by Dan Brouthers off Jim Galvin gives Rochester a 4-3 voctory over Buffalo in an exhibition game.

    Sep 7, 1879 - Despite a respectable .2274 average‚ Dan Brouthers is released by Troy. He'll play 3 games for them next year.

    Aug 21, 1879 - Dan Brouthers tries pitching for Troy and is roughed up for 17 hits by Boston. Tommy Bonds (8 innings) and Curry Foley (1 inning) combine to shut out Troy‚ 16-0.

    Jun 23, 1879 - Dan Brouthers makes his ML debut with Troy‚ contributing a single in a 6-run burst that beats Syracuse‚ 6-0.

    Aug 12, 1877 - Johnny Quigley‚ catcher for the Clippers of Harlem‚ dies from head injuries sustained in a home-plate collision with Dan Brouthers on July 7th in a game against the Actives of Wappingers Falls‚ NY‚ while trying to catch a throw home. The 19-year-old Brouthers was exonerated by the authorities.

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