August 13, 2020, here is your short walk through baseball history!

Debuts, Milestones, No Hitters, Rule Changes, Events, Birthdays, Deaths, and more on August 11 This Day In Baseball.

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On August 13th 1921, Boston Braves Pitcher John “Mule” Watson tosses two complete-game victories over the Phillies, winning 4-3 and 8-0. It is the third time he has pitched both games of a doubleheader to completion, his first two being with the A’s in 1918.

August 13, 1900 – During the second game of a doubleheader in Boston Pirate Honus Wagner steals second base, third base, and home in the 7th inning. Wagner also accomplished the feat in 1899.

August 13th, 1910, in the most evenly played game ever, the Pirates and Brooklyn Superbas each have eight runs, 13 hits, 38 at bats, five strikeouts, three walks, one hit batter, one passed ball, 13 assists, 27 putouts, two errors, and use two pitchers. The game would finally be called on account of darkness.

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April 13, 1948 – 51,013 pack Comiskey Park to see Satchel Paige pitch his first Major League shutout as Cleveland wins 5-0 . Giving up only five hits, Paige would add one more win to his 4-1 record. In his 12 starts, 201,829 fans would come to the park to witness “Old Satch”.

August 13th, 1962 while playing for the minor league Daytona Beach Dodgers, Bert Campaneris pitches ambidextrously in a relief appearance. Facing the Ft. Lauderdale Yankees, Campy threw lefty to lefthanders and switched when right-handers come up to the plate.

August 13th, 1995 Flags at Yankee Stadium fly at half mast to honor the passing of Yankee legend Mickey Mantle. Mantle died of liver cancer at the age of 63 in Dallas, Texas.

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Debuts on August 13 –

Debuting on August 13 – Barry Larkin had the misfortune of spending the majority of his career playing in the shadow of other great shortstops. Ozzie Smith was considered to be the National League’s premier player at the position during Larkin’s first several years in the league, while Cal Ripken Jr. held that same distinction in the American League. Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and Nomar Garciaparra took turns supplanting each other as baseball’s top shortstop during the second half of Larkin’s career. Still, Larkin was the National League’s best all-around player at the position for the better part of his 19-year major league career, surpassing Smith as the senior circuit’s preeminent shortstop at the beginning of the 1990s. In fact, even though Smith continued to receive more publicity than Larkin the next several years, the Cincinnati shortstop was clearly the better player. During the decade of the ’90s, Larkin batted over .300 seven times, hit more than 20 homers twice, scored more than 100 runs twice, stole more than 30 bases four times, and developed into one of the finest defensive shortstops in baseball. Larkin will get his due in 2012 when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame. 

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1879 – Emil Gross
1883 – Ri Jones
1884 – Frank Cox
1884 – Ed Gastfield
1884 – Charlie Getzien
1884 – John Henry
1886 – Dan Bickham
1888 – Frank Hoffman
1889 – Sparrow McCaffrey
1891 – Bill Kling
1891 – George Rettger
1892 – Frank Griffith
1892 – Pink Hawley
1892 – John Hollison
1901 – Shorty Gallagher
1901 – Harry Hogan
1902 – Bob Dresser
1906 – Warren Shanabrook
1910 – George Kahler
1910 – Art Loudell
1915 – Art Nehf
1916 – Bill Evans
1917 – Eddie Bacon
1918 – Lou Bauer
1918 – Vic Keen
1920 – Tom Whelan
1924 – John Dobb
1924 – Ed Sherling
1925 – Earl Webb
1930 – Tommy Bridges
1932 – Gordon McNaughton
1933 – Tony Robello
1936 – Salty Parker
1939 – Bill Hoffman
1941 – Jack Aragon
1944 – Rex Cecil
1944 – Frank Drews
1945 – Joe Astroth
1955 – Jim Pagliaroni
1961 – Gordon Mackenzie
1965 – Andy Kosco
1967 – Jim Weaver
1970 – John Curtis
1973 – Jose Morales
1975 – Bob McClure
1977 – Mike Davey
1979 – Butch Edge
1979 – Tom Herr
1981 – Chris Bando
1981 – Atlee Hammaker
1981 – Vance McHenry
1981 – Reggie Patterson
1981 – Alejandro Pena
1983 – Jeff Russell
1983 – Bill Swaggerty
1986 – Barry Larkin
1988 – Ramon Martinez
1990 – Efrain Valdez
1990 – Dave Walsh
1992 – Damion Easley
1993 – Greg Pirkl
1993 – Brian Turang
1996 – John Burke
1996 – Derek Wallace
2000 – Leslie Brea
2003 – Dernell Stenson
2004 – Jorge Vasquez
2006 – Andrew Brown
2008 – Francisley Bueno
2008 – Sean Kazmar
2008 – Ryan Rohlinger
2009 – Justin Berg
2009 – Cesar Carrillo
2012 – Will Harris
2013 – Andrew Lambo
2014 – Andrew Chafin
2014 – Alex Claudio
2014 – Buck Farmer
2015 – Greg Bird
2016 – Tyler Austin
2016 – Jason Hursh
2016 – Aaron Judge
2016 – Luke Weaver
2016 – Gabriel Ynoa
2018 – Danny Jansen
2018 – Sean Reid-Foley
2018 – Touki Toussaint
2019 – Dom Nunez
2019 – Adonis Rosa
2019 – Chandler Shepherd

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