Charlton's Baseball Chronology
For the second time in three days, Texas INF Mark DeRosa drives in 6 runs in a game. He has 6 ribbies today on 3 hits as Texas beats Seattle, 14–7. On August 9, DeRosa had 4 hits and 2 homers as Texas blanked the A's 14-0 behind 7 shutout innings by Vicente Padilla. Acquired two weeks ago by the Rangers pitcher Kip Wells goes on the 15 day DL. Wells has had two foot injuries and two MRIs in two weeks, and leaves the game with a 12-4 score in the 4th inning.
Jason Kendall and the A's steal a win from the Angels 5-4 and moves into first place in 1st place in the AL west. When reliever Francisco Rodrguez muffs a routine throw from the catcher Kendall alertly sprints from 3B to score the winning run in the 9th. It is the 2nd one-run win for the streaking A's over the Angels. The A's trailed LA by 8 1/2 games on July 18 and have now won 20 of 23.
Greg Maddux (9-9) stops the Cubs' eight-game losing streak with an 11-4 complete game victory over St. Louis. It is his 314th career win tying him for 16th on the all-time list.
Chuck Borowski serves up home run No. 50 to Barry Bonds and the Giants roll to a 9-4 win over the Cubs. Winning pitcher Livan Hernandez is 4-for-4 including his first ML homer. He now has 8 straight hits and is 12-for-13.
Led by the 2 Giambi brothers Oakland beats the visiting New York Yankees 8-6 for their 10th straight win. Jason and Jeremy each club 2-run homers the 2nd time they've both gone deep in the same game. They did it twice last year as well.
In the Twins 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay Minnesota 1B Doug Mientkiewicz makes all 3 outs in the bottom of the 2nd without touching first base. The Devil Rays have Toby Hall on 3B and Randy Winn on 1B with no outs in the inning when Aubrey Huff hits a weak grounder to Mientkiewicz. The first sacker crosses the diamond to chase Hall back to third then tags out Winn who had run all the way around from first. Mientkiewicz then catches Hall wandering off the base to complete an unassisted double play. The next Rays' batter Jared Sandberg hits a towering foul pop-up that Mientkiewicz caught for the third out.
The Yanks David Wells stops the Twins on a 4 hitter to win 7-0. In his last start the Yankee lefty pitched a perfect game against the Twins:
Seattle defeats Oakland 8-1 in the final game that will be played this season. Randy Johnson goes the distance for his 13th-and last-win of the year.
Tigers OF Dan Gladden hits a grand slam in Detroit's 15-5 win over the Orioles. Gladden also hit a grand slam in yesterday's game against Baltimore making him the 14th player in history to do so in consecutive games. Earlier this year Mike Blowers became the 13th player to match the mark.
White Sox hurler Wilson Alvarez becomes the first rookie to throw a no-hitter since 1983 when he defeats the Orioles 7-0 in his 2nd big league start. In his first start on July 24 1989 he did not retire any of the 5 batters he faced giving up 2 hits and 3 walks.
The Cubs parade a record 10 pitchers in a 17-inning 10-8 loss to the Pirates. Pittsburgh uses 7 hurlers. The game is a continuation of a contest started on April 20 but was postponed because of darkness. Barry Jones the winning pitcher who strikes out the side and Barry Bonds who hit the game winning RBI were in the minors when the game started. Loser Frank DiPino started the season with Houston.
Twins Terry Felton (0-11) is the losing pitcher in 6-3 loss to California dropping his career record to 0-14 the worst individual start in ML history. Felton will never win a ML game finishing his career with an 0-16 record.
The Pirates Ed Ott hits a grand slam off Phillie reliever Tug McGraw in the 8th inning as the Bucs win 14-11. It is the 4th grand slam that McGraw has yielded this year setting a new NL mark and tying him for this questionable honor with Detroit's Ray Narleski (1959).
Against the Brewers at Fenway Jim Rice belts his 30th homer giving him three straight seasons with 30 or more homers. Only three Red Sox Jimmy Foxx (5 straight years) and Williams (4 straight) have done it. But Milwaukee wins 9-6.
At Wrigley the Cubs take a 10-1 lead after 3 innings only to lose to the Reds 13-10. Cincy scores 2 runs in the 6th 4 in the 7th helped by a Johnny Bench 3-run homer one in the 8th and 2 runs in the 9th. Ken Griffey's 2-run homer in the 9th ties the game. The Reds continue scoring with 3 in the 10th off Bill Bonham to hand the win to Pat Zachry.
White Sox rookie Brian Downing cracks his first major league hit a home run off Detroit's Mickey Lolich. Downing's debut dinger is a first in the majors since at least 1945-an inside the park homer. It'll be matched in two years by the Giants Johnny LeMaster who will do it in his first at bat.
It's not my fault. Skip Lockwood accounts for the only Brewer tally when he homers off Detroit's Joe Niekro. Each starter goes 7 innings in Detroit's 2-1 victory. The next homer by a Brewer pitcher will come when Milwaukee is in the NL.
Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder. Drysdale is the last Brooklyn Dodger active with the Dodgers. Bob Aspromonte (1 AB) who retires in 1971 will be the last active Brooklyn Dodger member.
Satchel Paige 62 years or so old and needing 158 days on a ML payroll to qualify for a pension is signed by the Braves. He will not pitch a regular-season game for Atlanta and will become a coach on September 30th and stay for another year.
Gates Brown wins the opener for the Tigers by poling a pinch homer-one of two pinch homers the Tigers hit-in the 14th to beat the Red Sox 5-4. In the nightcap he singles home the winning run as the Tigers score 4 in the 9th to win 6-5.
The Braves edge the Astros 6-5 in 16 innings winning on a game-ending HR by Joe Torre. Both teams score once in the 14th and Mack Jones cuts down Staub trying to score a 2nd run for Houston. Felipe Alou ties it up with a HR.
The Mets Danny Frisella picks up his first ML win but he's long gone when the W is posted. Frisella pitches 6 2/3 innings before being lifted then races the airport to catch a plane to take him to an Air National Guard meeting in California. Don Shaw picks up the save in the 3-2 win over the Pirates.
At Wrigley the Cubs down Houston 9-8 in 11 innings. The Cubs are led by C Randy Hundley who hits for the cycle and drives in 3 runs. Houston is ahead 8-5 at the end of 7 innings in the nitecap when the game is suspended on account of darkness. It'll be completed on August 26 with Houston winning 9-8.
It is deja vu all over again as Frank Robinson makes another game-saving catch against the Yankees. Robby dives into the stands to rob Clete Boyer of an 11th-inning homer preserving a 6-5 Orioles' win. Robby did it two months earlier.
In a New York-Penn League game at Batavia Auburn edges Batavia 1-0. Paul Alspach of Auburn strikes out 24 Pirate batters.
The Dodgers protest the wetting down of the field at Candlestick a tactic they claim is to stop Maury Wills. Billy Pierce then hands 21-game winner Don Drysdale his 5th loss and the first after 11 straight wins as the Giants win 5-4 to take the 2nd game in their series. Willie McCovey's pinch-homer with two on is the big blow off Drysdale. The watering ploy earns Giants manager Alvin Dark the sobriquet "The Swamp Fox."
At Fenway the Red Sox sweep a day-night pair from Baltimore winning 3-0 and 7-3. Ike Delock shuts out the Orioles giving the Red Sox their 3rd shutout in a row. Gene Conley and Bill Monbouquette had previously whitewashed the Indians. Whitey Herzog's HR in the 6th of game 2 ends the Sox sting of 32 2/3 scoreless innings.
Warren Spahn's 2-1 victory against the Cubs makes him the 13th 300-game winner.
In a classic pitching duel White Sox lefty Billy Pierce and KC's Jim Archer walk none and neither go to 3-2 in the count. Luis Aparicio's HR is the only score as the Sox win 1-0 in 1 hour 32 minutes.
Vancouver (PCL) steals 9 bases in one inning of a 10-2 win against Salt Lake City..
At Crosley Field Joe Nuxhall fans 4 Braves in the 6th inning-Mathews Adcock Crandall and Logan-and 10 overall as the Reds win 4-3 to move into 2nd place. The 3rd strike to Crandall gets by catcher Dutch Dotterer giving Nuxhall the chance for the 4 K's. Jim Davis in 1956 was the last pitcher to K four in a frame. In the first inning Joe Adcock wishes Vada Pinson a happy birthday by nabbing him at 1B with a hidden ball trick.
The Red Sox take a pair from the Senators winning 8-5 and 4-3 in 11 innings. In the nitecap starter Dick Hyde intentionally walks pinch hitter Ted Williams the 27th time this year the slugger has been handed a free base. Williams will be intentionally walked 33 times this year the highest AL total since the league started compiling this statistic in 1955.
At St. Louis the Braves complete a 3-game sweep of the reeling Cards with a 5-1 win by Gene Conley. The Braves now lead the Cards by 5 1/2 games. Eddie Mathews completes the Braves scoring with a CF homer in the 5th off reliever Schmidt and Boyer accounts for the Cards score with a HR in the 9th.
At the Polo Grounds, the Giants and Phils trade shutouts. New York takes the opener, 5-0, behind Curt Barclay's 3-hitter. Danny O’Connell hits a three-run homer off Harvey Haddix, and Willie Mays bangs two triples. Willie has 15 so far and will top the 20 mark this year in doubles, triples and homers, just the 4th player in history to accomplish that. George Brett will join the list in 1979, the last 20th century player to do so. In second game, Mays has two of the three hits off Jack Sanford, who stops the Giants, 2-0.
Don Newcombe's consecutive scoreless inning streak is snapped at 39 2/3 but the Dodger righty wins his 18th of the year and 9th in a row beating the Phils 5-2. Lopata's 2-run homer in the 7th is the Quaker scoring.
At Yankee Stadium the 3rd place Red Sox trailing first-place New York by 4 games manage just 2 hits off Allie Reynolds as the Chief wins 7-0. For Reynolds it's his 4th two-hitter of the year. Mickey Mantle's first inning homer off Sid Hudson is all the scoring New York needs but Mantle adds a double in the 4th and a 2-run homer again lefty in the 5th off Ralph Brickner for a 6-0 lead. Boston will fade to a 6th place finish.
In Philadelphia the Giants lose to the Phils as Robin Roberts shuts them out 4-0 for his 16th win. Putsy Cabellero hits his 1st major league homer off George Spencer for the 3rd place Phils (57-52) now just 1 1/2 games behind New York.
The Dodgers take the 1st of 2 games against the Braves winning 8-1 behind Ralph Branca. Brooklyn now leads the NL by 13 1/2 games with 49 games to play. The Braves take the nitecap 8-4 behind Max Surkont and a home run by Sid Gordon. With Red Barber and Connie Desmond making the calls the doubleheader is the first ML game to be telecast in color.
Behind the four-hit pitching of Early Wynn the Indians defeat the White Sox 2-1 in front of a Ladies Night crowd of 70119. Wynn's homer in the 7th gives the Tribe (68-39) and negates 2nd-inning homers by Eddie Robinson and Al Rosen. It's the Tribes 9th straight win to stay deadlocked with the Yankees for first place. Loser Joe Dobson who has beaten Wynn twice this year gives up just 6 hits.
Eddie Joost homers in the 9th for the A's who tie the Yanks 4-4 but the Yanks win in 11 7-4. Sloppy fielding and a two-run single by Berra account for the scoring. The win goes to reliever Bob Kuzava late of the Senators while Alex Kellner takes the loss.
Boston P Vern Bickford no-hits the Dodgers in Boston before 29008 fans. Bickford has lost only once to Brooklyn since joining Boston 1948. The win puts Boston just 5 games behind the first-place Phillies.
Hitting just .279 Yankee great Joe DiMaggio is benched for the first time in his career. He is currently languishing in a 4-for-38 slump. His sub Cliff Mapes wallops a 7th-inning HR to give the Yankees a 7-6 win over the A's.
RF Ken Wood of the Browns nails 2 Tiger runners in the 8th inning of the 2nd game of a DH tying a ML mark. The Browns prevail 2-1 after winning game 1 4-3 in 10 innings. The split keeps the Tigers 3 games ahead of Cleveland and 3 1/2 ahead of New York.
Cardinal farmhand Harvey Haddix pitching for Winston-Salem (Carolina) no-hits Danville 8-0 in 7 innings. The young Kitten strikes out 14.
Stan Musial gets 8 hits in 9 at bats as the St. Louis Cardinals sweep the Cincinnati Reds 15-4 and 7-3. The Reds lose the opener despite Grady Hatton Max West and Ray Mueller banging consecutive homers in the 8th inning a first in Reds history.
The Phillies sweep Brooklyn 7-6 and 6-4 to end the string of 18 consecutive Brooklyn wins in Philadelphia a ML mark. The last Phillie victory at home against the Bums was May 5 1945.
Chicago's Claude Passeau limits the Braves to two hits-both coming with 2 out in the 8th-as the Cubs win 8-0. The Cubs score 6 in the 9th after starter Logan is lifted.
At Cleveland in the first game of a twi-nighter Indian P Al Milnar has a no-hitter until Doc Cramer singles with 2 out in the 9th. But the duel with Detroit's Tommy Bridges ends in a 14-inning scoreless tie because the rules state the game cannot be continued under the lights. Milnar allows just two hits and his catcher Gene Desautels catches the entire game without a putout (no strikeouts) or assist.
At Sportsman's Park a first in Cubs' history occurs in the 5th inning when Phil Cavarretta Stan Hack and Bill Nicholson hit consecutive homers. It's not enough as the Cards win 7-5 but it's a costly victory as they lose Enos Slaughter for the season. Chasing a line drive Enos tries to avoid colliding teammate Terry Moore and he hits the RF wall breaking his collarbone.
Wally Berger hits a HR 2 doubles and a triple to tie the modern ML record for extra-base hits in a game but his Braves lose to the Dodgers 7-5. Berger drives in all of Boston's runs and his homer his 25th of the year puts him one ahead of Ott in the home run race.
At Boston Babe Ruth hits a homer and then departs in the 9th with the Yankees winning 2-1. The Sox tie it up and in the 13th Tony Lazzeri lands a homer to put New York ahead again. Wes Ferrell batting for Fritz Ostermueller wins the game for Boston 3-2. With Detroit shutting out Cleveland New York falls 4 games behind.
In a battle of the Smiths New York defeats the Braves 7-4. New York's Al Smith allows just one hit in the 5 innings he pitches to defeat reliever Bob Smith. The latter gives up a three-run homer to Travis Jackson in the 7th. New York now leads the NL by five games.
Following a rainout of yesterday's Cubs-Giants game rookie SS Arky Vaughan makes a crucial error in the 10th inning and the Cubs top the Pirates 3-2 to retake first place.
Babe Ruth hits HR No. 500 and his 30th of the year in the 2nd inning off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland but the Yankees lose 6-5. Ruth has gone deep 6 times in his last 7 games. The homer today lands on Lexington Avenue and is recovered by Mr. Jake Geiser who returns it to Ruth. The Babe gives him $20 and 2 new autographed balls for it.
A 3-run homer by Bubbles Hargrave and another run on a throwing error by Joe Cronin allows the Tigers to tie the A's 8-8 in the 9th. Bengal OF Roy Johnson wins it in the 11th by stroking a 2-out inside the park homer off Orwell.
Carl Hubbell's first ML victory is a 4-0 shutout of the Phils. He'll be 10-6 down the stretch and will pitch 16 years with the Giants.
The Cubs top the Cardinals 5-1 behind Sheriff Blake's 7-hitter.
In Chicago the Browns beat the White Sox 4-2 behind Sammy Gray's 18th victory. Gray leaves after 7 innings with the score 2-2 but the Browns score in the 8th and 9th and Gray is awarded the win.
At St. Louis Pete Alexander allows just 4 hits including Lloyd Waner's first ML homer to beat the Pirates 2-1. Jim Bottomley's 2-run homer in the 7th wins it. Bottomley will repeat tomorrow in the 11th as St. Louis cards another 2-1 win over Pittsburgh to tie for 2nd in the NL.
Dodgers rookie Babe Herman collects his 8th and 9th hits in a row but flies out to Kiki Cuyler in the 6th to fall short of the record of 10 straight held by Cuyler and Ed Konetchy. Brooklyn tops the Pirates 4-2.
At Philadelphia the Reds kick the Phils 21-3 as Wally Pipp contributes a grand slam in the 3rd off Clarence Mitchell. The Reds score 5 in the 3rd 8 in the 4th 2 in the 5th and complete the scoring with 6 in the 7th.
The Tigers beat the Yanks 10-4 in a series that features the top 2 AL hitters. Babe Ruth goes 3-for-8 against the Tigers while Harry Heilmann is 5-for-10 against the Yanks. The two are neck and neck at .390 for the year. After the game AL President Ban Johnson rules that Babe Ruth must give up his Sam Crawford bat made for him by the future Hall of Famer. The bat is "four pieces of seasoned wood carefully glued together." On August 21 Johnson rules that only one-piece bats will be allowed a rule that also affects Ken Williams who is using a plugged bat.
The Yankees move one percentage point ahead of the Indians with a 7-3 win over the A's. The 2 teams will run even through September.
Cleveland's Tris Speaker ties an AL record scoring 5 runs in a 15-9 win at New York.
Boston Braves P Lefty Tyler begins a string of 23 shutout innings but Red Ames of the Reds matches him today in a 13-inning 0-0 tie. Four days later Tyler will beat Christy Mathewson 2-0 in 10 innings.
In St. Louis the Giants are trailing the Cardinals 3-2 after 5 innings when the light rain turns heavy. The umps call the game a loss to New York's Mathewson.
After missing 6 weeks first with broken ribs then a broken thumb Ty Cobb signs a new 3-year contract and returns to the lineup. He and Sam Crawford had been offered double their salaries to jump to the Feds. Cobb will get into just 97 games but he will win another batting crown at .368. Under existing rules his 345 at bats are enough to qualify.
White Sox pitchers Mellie Wolfgang and Ed Cicotte both toss 2-0 shutouts against Cleveland.
In an 8-3 win over the Yankees Cleveland's Joe Jackson becomes the 2nd AL player to steal home twice in a game. He steals home in the first inning and then in the 7th he steals 2B 3B and home.
The White Sox trade P Frank Smith whose best days are behind him and 3B Billy Purtell to the Red Sox in exchange for 2B Amby McConnell and 3B Harry Lord. On July 10th a Walter Johnson fastball broke Lord's finger and the stellar play of his substitute Clyde Engel has made Lord expendable. Lord becoming the one threat in the weak White Sox lineup hitting .297 through the end of the year but the Sox will still finish last in hitting slugging and homers.
At New York the Giants take two from Cincinnati 5-4 and 3-2. Mathewson wins the opener despite allowing 11 hits and 4 walks. Matty is tough in the pinch however as the Reds load the bases in the 9th with no outs but fail to score.
The Cards fall to Boston 2-0 as Boston pitcher Tom Tuckey gets his only shutout in his first major league game.
Following a 5-4 win in game 1 of a doubleheader St. Louis Cardinals' Ed Karger pitches a perfect game 4-0 against the Boston Doves in a game shortened to 7 innings by prior agreement.
A crowd of 10600 cheer as the Boston Americans Tom Hughes defeats the A's ace Rube Waddell 5-1.
The Giants tally 4 singles a double and triple in the first 2 innings against the Reds but get only a run out of it. It's enough as they win 1-0.
Brickyard Kennedy triumphs over Bert Cunningham and Brooklyn beats Louisville 1-0 on a HBP and a steal of home by Bill Dahlen in the 2nd inning. Dahlen also stole home in 1897 for the only run of the game.
Lefty Frank Killen released by Pittsburgh hurls Washington to a 4-1 win over New York.
Cincinnati suffers its first shutout of the season in a 6-0 setback to Chicago.
James "Bug" Holliday hits a 2-run HR with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th to carry the Reds to a 7-6 win over St. Louis.
Emulating Holiday Brooklyn's Candy LaChance slugs a bottom of the 9th HR to overcome Boston 11-10.
John Tanner a pitcher at Hebron Kentucky is struck by lightning and killed while trying to catch a fly ball.
Philadelphia collapses at the end allowing 6 runs in the last 2 innings to lose 10-7 to New York.
The Boston Reds beat Kelly's Killers 9-3 for their 7th straight victory since leaving St. Louis. The slumping Browns have fallen 5 1/2 games behind.
Eighteen St. Louis hits and 10 Brooklyn errors add up to a 14-4 victory for the Browns (AA) to the delight of 14000 St. Louis fans.
Boston P Jim Whitney muffs a popup but catcher Mike Hines catches it before it hits the ground and starts a. triple play. All the runners had taken off with the apparent error. Providence still wins 6-2.
The Mets please 9000 fans by defeating the first place Athletics in the bottom of the 9th 3-2.
Frederick Thayer the inventor of the catcher's mask and George Wright sue the Spalding Brothers Company for copyright infringement. The two will eventually lose their case.
In the most one-sided game of the NL season Chicago trounces Detroit 17-0. Fred Goldsmith pitches for Chicago against Frank Mountain and Silver Flint is 5-for-5. He also catches his 9th straight game without a passed ball.
Providence posts its 3rd consecutive extra-inning victory and 8th straight overall beating Syracuse 3-2 in 12.
In Rockford IL the Unions of Morrisania play before 5000 their biggest crowd on their tour. They win their 11th straight beating the Forest City Club 23-17. George Wright hits a homer off Al Spalding.
The Atlantics of Brooklyn finish a 4-game series in Philadelphia beating the Athletics 43-16. The visitors whipped Camden 64-10 on the 8th beat the Keystone Club 65-10 on the 9th and 58-11 over the 30-year-old Olympic Club yesterday.