August 12, 2020, here is your short walk through baseball history!

Debuts, Milestones, No Hitters, Rule Changes, Events, Birthdays, Deaths, and more on August 12 This Day In Baseball.

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August 12, 1912 three men attack Ty Cobb on his way to the Detroit rail station. Cobb sustains a cut on his shoulder but catches one of his attackers and pistol-whips him. To no one’s surprise, Cobb then travels to Syracuse and gets two hits in an exhibition game.

There was no joy in Mudville on  August 12th, 1940 as Ernest Lawrence Thayer, author of “Casey at the Bat”, dies in Santa Barbara, CA at age 77. Cleveland and Detroit square off to decide ownership of the division lead. In a duel between the two aces‚ Bob Feller tops Hal Newhouser 8-5 and becomes the majors’ first 20-game winner on

August 12th, 1964 – In Mel Stottlmyre’s debut Mickey Mantle sets a major league record hitting home runs from both sides of the plate for the 10th time in his career. Mantle hits a left-handed homer off Ray Herbert clear over the 461 ft. marker in centerfield that lands 15 rows into the bleachers, 502 ft. from the plate.

On August 12th, 1995 the Dodgers defeat the Pirates‚ 11-10 in 11 innings on the oddest play of the year. With the potential winning run at third‚ Mitch Webster of the Dodgers swings at a pitch in the dirt. Pittsburgh’s rookie catcher Angelo Encarnacion casually picked up the ball with his mask‚ leading Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda to appeal‚ citing the rule which awards a runner two bases if a fielder uses his mask to touch a thrown ball. The umpires agree and allow the winning run to score. Encarnacion is given an error.

In 1996, Geronimo Berroa hits 3 home runs in the Athletics’ 11-1 win over Minnesota. He becomes the 10th player in history to have a pair of 3-homer games in the same season. Berroa accounts for 5 of Oakland’s runs and Mark McGwire accounts for 4 with a pair of homers himself. McGwire‚ who missed 30 games‚ now has 41 homers on the season.

Looking for more check out all of the events that happened on August 12 on this day in baseball history!

Todays Birthdays!

1866 – Tom Dowse
1867 – Dan Lally
1868 – Charlie Bell
1868 – Jerry Harrington
1870 – Ed Scott
1871 – Andy Dunning
1879 – Watty Lee
1880 – Christy Mathewson
1887 – Marc Hall
1887 – Erv Lange
1889 – Ted Goulait
1891 – Bill Lathrop
1892 – Ray Schalk
1893 – John Michaelson
1894 – Paul Carpenter
1899 – Bill Black
1900 – Spencer Harris
1905 – Don Hurst
1909 – Skinny Graham
1912 – Harlond Clift
1918 – Charlie Gassaway
1919 – Fred Hutchinson
1921 – Lefty Wallace
1928 – Bob Buhl
1928 – Charlie White
1935 – Ken McBride
1936 – Ellis Burton
1936 – Tom McAvoy
1956 – Bobby Bonner
1958 – Rusty McNealy
1962 – Urbano Lugo
1962 – Dave Pavlas
1963 – Kent Anderson
1965 – Barry Manuel
1965 – Joe Millette
1966 – Dean Hartgraves
1968 – Reggie Harris
1968 – Tony Longmire
1973 – Gene Stechschulte
1974 – Matt Clement
1974 – Shane Monahan
1975 – Luis Ordaz
1976 – Lew Ford
1976 – Ismael Villegas
1978 – Michel Hernandez
1979 – D.J. Houlton
1985 – Zack Cozart
1985 – Jhonatan Solano
1988 – Jake Dunning
1988 – Jhan Marinez
1988 – Jose Tabata
1989 – Kyle Lobstein
1990 – Ryan Weber
1991 – Chris Owings
1993 – Hunter Wood
1994 – Ian Happ
1996 – Julio Urias

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