On July 31, 2017 — It’s a busy final day before the trading deadline with a dozen trades being announced. The Dodgers steal the show by landing three pitchers, Yu Darvish, Tony Cingrani and Tony Watson, in separate deals, costing them six minor league prospects and veteran OF Scott Van Slyke. The other big acquisition goes to the Yankees, who pry SP Sonny Gray from Oakland for three prospects, two of whom – Dustin Fowler and James Kaprielian – are out with injuries for the remainder of the season. Also changing teams are Brandon Kintzler, Francisco Liriano, Addison Reed and Joe Smith, among others.
At Cleveland’s League Park, the Indians’ hurler Stan Coveleski blanks the Robins, 3-0, to win the 1920 World Series. The Tribe, en route to the franchise’s first World Championship, wins the best of nine series five games to 2.
October 12, 1920
At Washington, Walter Johnson notches two wins against the Browns, winning one game in relief, and the other as a starter. The first game is 5 – 4, in 10 innings, and the second is 12 – 2, in seven innings.
September 17, 1923
Mark McGwire hits a game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the 10th to give Oakland a 6 – 2 win over Boston. He becomes the first player to hit 30 home runs in each of his first four seasons.
August 15, 1990
1919 – Clark Griffith becomes a club owner and president when he joins Philadelphia grain broker William Richardson in buying controlling interest in the Washington Senators for $175,000. Griffith, unable to get financial help from the American League, mortgages his Montana ranch to raise funds.
November 10, 1919