On August 6, 1938 — Cincinnati has only one assist in a game with the Dodgers, tying the major-league record held by four clubs.
1903 – Chicago Cubs shortstop Joe Tinker tells an interviewer that it is “impossible to fix” a major league baseball game.
November 17, 1903
1917 – In the first of two games at Boston, Babe Ruth starts for the Red Sox and walks the leadoff man, griping to plate umpire Brick Owens after each pitch. On ball 4, Ruth plants a right to the umpire’s head, and is ejected. Ernie Shore comes in to pitch. Ray Morgan is then caught stealing, and Shore retires all 26 men he faces in a 4 – 0 win, getting credit in the books for a perfect game (the ruling will later be changed, giving the two pitchers a combined no-hitter, but no perfect game). Boston’s Dutch Leonard then beats Walter Johnson, 5 – 0, in the nitecap. Ruth is suspended for his actions, a ban that will last nine days. He also is fined $100.
June 23, 1917
LF Joe Adcock is 4 for 4 and throws out a runner at home in the 9th, to lead the Reds to a 9 – 8 win over the host Phillies.
July 17, 1951
Phillies’ second baseman Mickey Morandini catches Jeff King’s line drive, steps on second doubling up Andy Van Slyke, and tags Barry Bonds to complete an unassisted triple play in a 3-2 loss to the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium. The triple killing is the first in the National League since 1927 when Cubs’ shortstop Jimmy Cooney accomplished the rare feat in a contest against the Pirates.
September 20, 1992