On August 10, 1966 — 1966 – Chuck Dressen dies of a heart attack in Detroit, at age 67. He had managed the Tigers earlier in the season.
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The Pirates beat the Twins, 8 – 2. Andy LaRoche and Adam LaRoche both homer, the first brother combo to homer in the same game for Pittsburgh since the Waners in 1938. Andrew McCutchen also hits his first home run as the league’s weakest team (in terms of homers) rides the long ball to victory.
June 17, 2009
1958 – The Yanks’ Norm Siebern has his second 5-hit game of the month, against the Athletics, as New York loses, 6 – 4.
July 19, 1958
Behind the solid pitching of Frank Tanana, the Angels defeat the Royals, 4-1, to win their first American League West title. Jim Fregosi’s 88-74 team, which will finish three games ahead of second-place Kansas City, will lose the best-of-five ALCS to Baltimore in four games.
September 25, 1979
The Giants’ Eddie Stanky is banished by umpire Lon Warneke for refusing to stop waving his arms in an attempt to distract Phillies’ batter Andy Seminick. This is a reprise of a shuffle Stanky initiated on August 9th. In the 4th‚ Stanky moves over behind second base and goes into a windup the same time as the pitcher. Giants manager Leo Durocher had agreed to await a league ruling on the tactic‚ but after Seminick knocks Hank Thompsonunconscious in a collision at third base‚ Durocher turns Stanky loose. In the 4th‚ Seminick reaches base on an error‚ then on a force at second base, he puts a linebacker block on Bill Rigney‚ Stanky’s replacement‚ and both dugouts empty for a brawl. The Phils go on to win, 5 – 4, in 11 innings‚ on Stan Lopata’s triple and a sac fly by Eddie Waitkus. The Giants protest Stanky’s ouster to no avail.
August 12, 1950
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