Ruth & Huggins arguing with umpire Tom Connolly – Meusel listening to the umpires’ explanation. August 1, 1920 – Ruth hit a ball overflow crowd at Comiskey Park, Shoeless Jackson said he caught the ball, the Yankees believe he’s lying. Joe would later admit he never caught it
South Korea edges Japan, 5 – 3, in a duel of melting bullpens. Hitoki Iwase allows 3 runs in the 9th while South Korean closer Ki-joo Han allows a triple and double to two of the three batters he faces. Dae-ho Lee and Takahiro Arai both hit two-run homers in the Asian showdown.
August 16, 2008
The Tigers announce Jim Leyland’s contract has been extended through 2013, after he managed the team to an American League pennant on a one-year deal this season. The 67 year-old skipper has been a major league manager for 21 years, including the last seven with Detroit, where he led the club to the postseason three times a
October 30, 2012
The first professional baseball game ever played sees the Cincinnati Red Stockings defeat the rival Cincinnati Amateurs, 24 – 15.
April 17, 1869