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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
August 21, 2016
- 1883 - In the most decisive shutout in major league history, the Philadelphia Quakers rout the Providence Grays 28-0.
- 1917 - Now with Philadelphia, Chief Bender, 34, pitches his third straight shutout, winning 6-0 over the Cubs. In his last active season, Bender will turn in four shutouts, finishing 8-2 with a 1.67 ERA.
- 1926 - Ted Lyons of the Chicago White Sox pitched a no-hitter over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, winning 6-0 in a quick 1 hour, 7 minutes.
- 1931 - Babe Ruth hits his 600th home run, off George Blaeholder of the Browns, as the Yankees win 11-7.
- 1932 - Cleveland's Wes Ferrell becomes the first 20th-century pitcher to win 20 or more games in each of his first four seasons, beating Washington 11-5.
- 1947 - The first Little League World Series tournament is held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Maynard Midgets of Williamsport, with a tourney batting average of .625, win the World Series 16-7.
- 1948 - Aaron Robinson homers in the ninth inning off Bob Lemon to help the White Sox beat the Indians 3-2. The run breaks the 47-inning scoreless streak by Indians pitchers. Baltimore will extend the record in 1974 to 54 innings.
- 1949 - A barrage of bottles from the Philadelphia stands as protest of a decision by umpire George Barr over a trapped line drive by Richie Ashburn results in the first forfeiture in the major leagues in seven years. The Giants are leading 4-2 with one out in the ninth when the forfeit occurs.
- 1972 - Steve Carlton of Philadelphia had his 15-game winning streak snapped when Phil Niekro and the Atlanta Braves beat the Phillies 2-1 in 11 innings.
- 1975 - Pitching brothers Rick and Paul Reuschel combine to hurl the Cubs to a 7-0 victory over the Dodgers. This is the first time brothers have collaborated on a shutout.
- 1982 - Milwaukee's Rollie Fingers records his 300th career save in a 3-2 win at Seattle, becoming the first player to reach that milestone.
- 1986 - Spike Owen had four hits and became the first major leaguer in 40 years to score six runs in a game as the Boston Red Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 24-5 with a 24-hit attack.
- 1989 - Cubs rookie outfielder Jerome Walton goes 0-for-4 in a 6-5, ten-inning loss to the Reds, ending his hitting streak at 30 consecutive games.
- 1997 - Oakland hit six home runs, including a team record four in one inning as the Athletics posted a 13-6 win over the Boston Red Sox. Oakland hit homers off Steve Avery in each of the first three innings and three off reliever Kerry Lacy in the third.
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October 18, 2008
This website is not an official Patterson Recreation Department, Pierce County Parks & Recreation or Pierce County School website. This website was created as a tribute to and information about the past and present baseball teams and players of Pierce County. I will provide as much information as I can concerning teams including the Patterson Recreation All-Stars, Pierce County Parks & Recreation All-Stars, Pierce County travel teams, Pierce County Middle School, PCHS Junior Varsity and Varsity teams as well as our players that are playing at the collegiate level. If you wish to make any comments or see additional information, please feel free to contact me at (912) 614-7059 or by email to Tony Walsh. I will try to provide the most accurate information that I can so if you see any mistakes or misinformation, please notify me as soon as possible. This website is an unofficial and independent source of news and information.
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