On April 19, 1949, the New York Yankees unveil a granite monument to Babe Ruth. “Monument Park,” located in the deep centerfield region of Yankee Stadium, also includes monuments for Lou Gehrig and Miller Huggins.
1907 – Against the Reds, New York jumps to a 6 – 0 lead against Charlie Smith, and Christy Mathewson coasts to a 6 – 2 win. Fred Merkle makes his first appearance for the Giants, playing 2B.
September 21, 1907
The Braves snap their 14-game losing streak by tipping the Reds, 6 – 4. The Braves drive Tony Freitas from the mound in the 6th inning with seven hits, four for extra bases.
September 14, 1935
The Cubs shut out the Reds, 6 – 0, as OF Sammy Sosa drives in his 100th run of the season on a 3-run home run in the 8th inning. In doing so, he joins Mel Ott and Willie Mays as the only National League players to post eight consecutive 100-RBI seasons.
September 15, 2002
In his attempt to break Walter Johnson’s consecutive game winning streak of 17 games, Lefty Grove loses as Browns hurler Dick Coffman throws a three-hit shutout against the A’s. Reserve Jimmy Moore, playing in place of the absent Al Simmons, misjudges a fly ball which leads to the decisive run and subsequently to Lefty’s meltdown in the locker room.
August 31, 1931