On July 31, 1948 — 1948 – With a 7 – 6 win over the Cards, the Braves lengthen their lead over the Pirates and the Dodgers in the National League.
In Los Angeles, Steve Sax hits a 1st-inning triple, then swipes home, and Orel Hershiser scatters nine hits to lead the Dodgers past the Cubs and Rick Sutcliffe, 7 – 1. Hershiser will not miss another start until he injures his shoulder in 1990, and Sutcliffe will not lose again in the regular season.
June 29, 1984
In an extended trade, the St. Louis Browns acquire Smead Jolley, Ivy Andrews, and $40,000 from the Boston Red Sox for Carl Reynolds. St. Louis then sends Jolley, plus Jim Levey and Wally Hebert to Hollywood (Pacific Coast League) for Alan Strange. Strange will go to the Senators for Lyn Lary before the end of the season. Levey, meanwhile, will return east in the fall to join the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he will play halfback for three seasons.
December 14, 1933
1957 – The Women’s Christian Temperance Union charges that baseball has become “beerball,” since so many broadcasts are sponsored by breweries.
July 2, 1957
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