On August 12, 1946 — Bluefield (Appalachian League) romps over Pulaski‚ 35 – 5‚ scoring in every inning including an 11-run 6th inning.
In consecutive doubleheaders played at Busch Stadium, Cardinal first baseman Bill White ties Ty Cobb’s 49 year-old record by collecting 14 hits in four games when he goes 3-for-4 in both games of the sweep over the Cubs. The future NL president started the streak, ironically, on the day the Georgia Peach died, going 8-for-10 in yesterday’s twin bill, also against Chicago. (entry inspired by a question asked by J. Stevens)
July 18, 1961
5/9/1898 – St. Louis was playing in Cincinnati, and it manager Tim Hurst’s lineup given to home plate ump Charles Cushman had Russ Hall batting seventh and Jack Crooks eighth. However, the lineup in the dugout had the two reversed. In the second, Crooks came up out of order and walked. Hall then batted and sacrificed. Under the current rule, and the rule in place then was the same according to our research, the correct batter would have been the number nine hitter once Crooks walk was allowed to stand. The Reds protested after Hall’s sacrifice, and Cushman was apparently confused about the rule. He called Hall out even though he was already out on the sacrifice, not the ninth spot hitter, Jim Hughey. More amazingly, rather than sending Crooks back to first, he had him bat again, and this time he struck out.
May 5, 1898
The Nationals lose their 11th consecutive game, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The streak is the team’s longest skid since they moved to Washington from Montreal prior to the 2005 season.
August 19, 2008
An unofficial rain delay occurs in Toronto when the retractable roof of the Rogers Centre closes so slowly that the fans have to run for cover as the stands and field get soaked with rain that begins to fall during the middle of the sixth inning. Surprisingly, there have been six official rain delays in the Rogers Centre, formerly known as the Skydome.
September 4, 2012
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