Host Tom Hannon discusses what inspired him to launch the This Day in Baseball podcast – ‘The Daily Rewind’. It is a podcast for curious baseball fans that want a little more than just the stats. We dive into one specific date and event and to give you the story behind the event.
Philadelphia’s Russ Meyer and Jim Konstanty hold Brooklyn to one hit but lose anyway, 2 – 0. Pee Wee Reese’s 2-run triple follows two walks in the 3rd and accounts for all the hits and runs.
July 1, 1951
Going the distance in the Senators’ 6-3 victory over Cleveland, Chuck Stobbs wins his first game since throwing a shutout against Baltimore last September. The 27 year-old right-hander snaps a personal 16-game losing streak, which includes dropping his first 11 decisions this year.
June 21, 1957
2014 – Major League Baseball upholds a protest filed by the Giants over their rain-shortened 2 – 0 loss to the Cubs on August 19th. The game was called after 4 1/2 innings, but the Giants successfully argue that the Cubs did not properly deploy the tarp at Wrigley Field, dumping accumulated rainwater on the infield and preventing the game from resuming when the rain abated after a few minutes. The game will resume tomorrow in the bottom of the 5th inning, prior to the regularly scheduled game between the two teams. This is the first successful protest in 28 years. When the game resumes, the Cubs will be able to hold on for a 2 – 1 win.
August 20, 2014