On August 6, 1949 — Luke Appling appears as a shortstop in his 2,154th game, surpassing Rabbit Maranville’s major-league mark. Appling will finish with 2,218 games at the position.
The Phils’ Wes Covington hits a solo homer in the 16th inning to top Pittsburgh’s Elroy Face, 5 – 4. Face also gives up an extra-inning homer to Felipe Alou on the 11th. Bobby Malkmus earlier homered for the Phils. Jack Baldschun pitches 7 1/3 innings of shutout relief for the win.
September 23, 1961
Commissioner Ford Frick announces that any transfer of Bo Belinsky to the Athletics as part of the Dan Osinski deal will be voided due to a technicality in the rules.
September 6, 1962