On August 18, 1945 — 1945 – Scheduled demonstrations at the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field to end segregation in organized baseball are called off.
1911 – Future Hall of Famer Joe Medwick is born in Carteret, New Jersey. Medwick will make his major league debut in 1932 with the St. Louis Cardinals.
November 24, 1911
The Braves replace Clyde King as their manager with scout Connie Ryan, disappointing some of the fan base who had hoped Billy Martin, recently released by the Rangers, would get the nod for the job before being hired by the Yankees. The 55 year-old former Atlanta skipper will be retained as a special assistant to Eddie Robinson, the team’s executive vice president.
August 30, 1975
Ducky Holmes, White Stockings OF, has four assists in a game, tying the major league record. But his team still loses 11 – 3 to Cy Young and the Boston Americans.
August 21, 1903
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