On August 14, 1929 — It is Charlie Gehringer Day in Detroit, and the popular 2B handles 10 chances in the field, hits three singles and a home run, and steals home in a 17 – 13 win over the Yankees.
The owners decide to re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick to another seven-year term when his present contract is up in 1958.
July 8, 1957
Clint Hurdle becomes the second Buc skipper, joining Jim Leyland (1990, ’92), to be selected as the National League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA, after guiding the 94-68 Pirates to the Wild Card and their first winning season since 1992. The Pittsburgh pilot was named first on 25 of 30 writers’ ballots, easily out-distancing runner-ups Don Mattingly of the Dodgers and the Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez for the award.
November 12, 2013
1928 – The New York Yankees are out of first place for the first time since May 1926 as they lose to the Boston Red Sox in the morning Patriots Day game at Fenway Park.
April 19, 1928
1911 – Thirty-five thousand gather at the not-yet-completed Polo Grounds to watch the Reds finally get to Christy Mathewson after 22 straight losses, beating him for the first time since May 1908. Matty, after saving the 5 – 4 opener for Hooks Wiltse with two scoreless frames, starts the nightcap, goes five innings, and loses, 7 – 4. Mike Mitchell leads the Reds in the nitecap by hitting for the cycle off Matty, and adding a double.
August 19, 1911