On August 8, 1999 — 1999 – The Diamondbacks defeat the Phillies‚ 7 – 4‚ despite 5 hits‚ including a double‚ by OF Bobby Abreu. Arizona P Armando Reynoso wins his 7th consecutive decision. He has not lost in 17 starts‚ dating back to April 27th.
In MLB’s version of Friday Night Lights, all eight games, scheduled in eight different cities, will be played under the lights. It will be the first time in the major league history that every team will participate in an evening tilt on the same night.
August 9, 1946
June 10, 1911
At Cleveland Stadium, the Indians hit four consecutive home runs to beat the Angels, 9 – 5. Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona and Larry Brown all go deep off Paul Foytack with two outs in the 6th inning.
July 31, 1963
2017 – Chris Rowley becomes the first graduate of the United States Military Academy in almost a century to make his major league debut. He pitches 5 1/3 innings allowing only 1 run in a 7 – 2 Blue Jays win over the Pirates. Rowley had missed the 2014 and 2015 seasons while service as a first lieutenant on active duty in the United States Army.
August 12, 2017