On June 13 1967, “Clemente’s Rifle Wing Amazes Fans, Shoots Down Cardinals,” reads The Sporting News’s headline. Les Biederman adds: “The fans who take their baseball through the newspapers and via the scores on radio and television miss the thrill and excitement of watching all the skills of Roberto Clemente. It’s almost impossible to describe properly the tremendous arm and the magnetic glove possessed by the Pirate star. Ordinarily, Clemente shouldn’t have many assists because so few teams will take chances on his rifle arm. Last night, Clemente staged a dazzling show from right field against the Cardinals.” The Cards score all seven runs and gather 10 of their 14 hits in the first three frames off Woody Fryman. Clemente holds the score down by nailing two runners at the plate on miraculous assists, nailing Orlando Cepeda and Bobby Tolan at home in the first two innings innings, but Cepeda manages to outrun Clemente’s arm in scoring on a sacrifice fly by Dal Maxvill in the third, and Tim McCarver follows him home when the throw bounces away from catcher Jerry May. The Cards win, 7 – 5.
1933 – Cleveland’s Wes Ferrell stops Heinie Manush’s hitting streak at 33 games, as Washington loses, 5 – 4 in 11 innings.
August 26, 1933
1978 – Catcher Joe Ferguson is traded to the Dodgers for two players to be named later (outfielder Jeff Leonard and infielder Rafael Landestoy). On the field, the Astros split a twinbill against the Padres, winning 9-4 and losing 9-3. Wilbur Howard stars in the opener with three hits and three RBIs.
October 15, 2019
Bud Selig announces that he will step down as Commissioner at the end of 2014, having been in the job in an acting capacity since 1992 and formally since 1998.
September 26, 2013
At Fenway Park the Sox sweep a pair from the Senators, winning each by one run. In the opening 2 – 1 win, Ted Williams’ two-run homer backs Tex Hughson’s 9th straight win and 15th overall. The 7 – 6 nitecap win goes to Broadway Charlie Wagner, whose last six wins, since June 7th, have all been by one run, including a pair of 1 – 0 wins. Lou Finney drives in the tying and winning runs with a triple.
August 15, 1942
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