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    Jun 28, 1987 - Don Baylor moves ahead of Ron Hunt on the all-time hit-by-pitch list when the Yankees Rick Rhoden plunks him during a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox. It is the 244th time that Baylor has been hit by the pitch. He'll end with 267‚ putting him 3rd on the list behind turn-of-the-century star Hughie Jennings.

    Dec 18, 1920 - On his 34th birthday‚ Ty Cobb signs to manage the Tigers for $32‚500‚ making him the highest-paid player and 2nd to John McGraw among managers. He replaces Hughie Jennings‚ who resigns after 14 years to join his old teammate McGraw as assistant manager of the Giants. In other managerial changes at the ML meetings: Lee Fohl replaces Jimmy Burke with the Browns; Clark Griffith‚ now president of the Senators‚ gives up the managing job to SS George McBride; George Stallings buys the Rochester club and leaves the Boston Braves‚ replaced by Fred Mitchell from the Cubs‚ who is replaced by Johnny Evers; former Yankees skipper Bill Donovan takes over the Phils from Gavvy Cravath.

    Dec 31, 1914 - Ban Johnson's efforts to strengthen the New York Yankees succeed when he arranges the purchase of the team by Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Cap Huston for $460‚000 from Bill Devery and Frank Farrell. After Detroit owner Frank Navin refuses to let Hughie Jennings go‚ the new Yankee owners will name longtime Detroit pitcher Wild Bill Donovan as manager. Donovan was recently manager of Providence (IL) and was rumored to be Jennings' eventual successor in Detroit.

    Dec 1, 1911 - Detroit manager Hughie Jennings is critically injured when the car he is driving slides off an icy road down an embankment. He nearly drowns and suffers a concussion‚ two broken legs and a broken arm.

    Jul 13, 1911 - In the 9th against the A's‚ Cobb breaks a 7-7 tie by scoring from first on a Jim Delahanty's single. Cobb runs through coach Hughie Jennings' frantic signal to hold up and using a fadeaway slide eludes the tag of the catcher Ira Thomas. Detroit wins 8-7 to stay in first place.

    Jul 29, 1900 - With all the NL teams in the East‚ and no Sunday games allowed‚ 100 players gather in New York City. Their demands are: release of players who are not going to be used rather than farming them out‚ and players to share in the purchase price when they are sold. Says veteran Hughie Jennings‚ "We are not out to fight the owners‚ but to resolve injustices in the contracts."

    Aug 31, 1899 - John McGraw's 23-year-old wife dies following surgery for appendicitis. Her funeral‚ with Ned HanlonWillie KeelerJoe Kelley‚ and Hughie Jennings participating as pallbearers‚ would be one of the largest in Baltimore history.

    Feb 7, 1899 - Under a joint ownership arrangement‚ several Baltimore players are shifted to Brooklyn‚ and that club transfers several to the Orioles. Manager Ned Hanlon takes Willie KeelerJoe KelleyHughie Jennings‚ and others with him while John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson remain in Baltimore. The powerful new Brooklyn team will‚ by 1899‚ be called the Superbas (nicknamed after a vaudeville act called Hanlon's Superbas)‚ and in the 1913-30 era the team will be known as the Robins. Baltimore will do well with leftovers‚ but the Oriole dynasty ends.

    Aug 27, 1898 - Hughie Jennings‚ the Orioles SS‚ has 10 assists in a 6-2 victory at St. Louis. The most for the season will be 561 by the Reds' Tommy Corcoran.

    Feb 3, 1897 - John McGraw‚ Baltimore's pugnacious 3B‚ marries Minnie R. Doyle. Hughie Jennings is best man‚ while Willie Keeler and Joe Kelley are groomsmen.

    May 9, 1896 - Baltimore's Hughie Jennings knocks down Reds 3B Charlie Irwin before he can catch Bid McPhee's throw. Jennings scores afterward to give the Orioles a controversial 6-5‚ 10-inning win over Cincinnati. Umpire Bob Emslie is escorted out of the ballpark by Cincinnati police.

    Aug 15, 1895 - Hughie Jennings handles 20 chances flawlessly at SS as Baltimore triumphs over Boston 11-10 in 15 innings.

    May 11, 1894 - In the course of a 12-7 loss to Philadelphia‚ Baltimore's star SS Hughie Jennings is hit by 3 Wilfred "Kid" Carsey pitches‚ establishing a ML record for HPB.

    May 26, 1892 - Boston's John Clarkson loses a no-hitter with 2 outs in the 9th inning‚ as Hughie Jennings of the Louisville Colonels comes through with a single. Clarkson wins‚ 7-0.

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