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.
1908 – The Cardinals deal a blow to the Giants’ pennant hopes by defeating them twice in St. Louis. With Christy Mathewson refusing to pitch on Sundays, Red Ames and Joe McGinnity take the losses.
August 16, 1908
1948 – The minors started 58 leagues and 438 clubs this year. All the leagues finished their schedules, but when the minor leagues ask for curbs on television broadcasts into their areas, the Major League clubs sidestep the issue.
December 10, 1948
The Pirates and Giants trade infielders, Dick Schofield going to San Francisco and Jose Pagan to Pittsburgh. The Pirates come out ahead on the trade as Pagan will spend seven years with the Bucs.
May 22, 1965
1971 – Nickel Beer Night at the Dome ends, appropriately, with a Miller. Bob Miller of San Diego tosses a 1-2-3 ninth to seal a 4-3 Houston loss. After the game, drunken fans spill onto the field, looting the Padre dugout and pantomiming pitching and baserunning until police restore order.
October 15, 2019