On June 16, 1924, George Kelly homers in his sixth consecutive game, tying a major league record. Kelly, a slugging first baseman on several pennant-winning teams, is elected to the Hall of Fame in 1973.
At Whataburger Field, a trio of Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers-AA) pitchers hurls nine perfect innings to beat the hometown Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros-AA), 3-0. A.J. Murray (6), Steve Karsay (2), and Scott Feldman (1) combine to throw only the third nine-inning perfect game, the first by a combination of hurlers, in the 117-year history of the Texas League.
July 28, 2005
Father Vincent Powell announces the diocese’s Catholic Youth Organization will no longer participate in the Dodgers’ Knothole Club, stating the church cannot continue to have their youngsters associated with the team’s manager, Leo Durocher. The monsignor, who has been the director of the local CYO since 1940, believes the Brooklyn skipper “represents an example in complete contradiction” to the faith’s moral teachings.
March 1, 1947
Randy Johnson’s pitch to strike out A’s Ernie Young will become the last ball thrown in the major leagues for seven and half months. The longest work stoppage in baseball history will cancel the remaining games on the schedule, including the postseason, and will impact the start of 1995 campaign.
August 11, 1994
Over 20,000 Red Sox fans gather at Fenway for a tribute entitled, “Ted Williams: A Celebration of an American Hero.” The two hour salute of the man many considered to be the greatest hitter in baseball history, a vet of World War II and the Korean War and a generous supporter of the Jimmy Fund, in addition to moving music and video, includes comments from present and former Red Sox players and broadcasters, historian Ken Burns, and former U.S. Senator John Glenn, who was Ted’s wing man during the Korean War.
July 22, 2002