On July 8, 1951, in the second game of a doubleheader at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, future Hall of Fame second baseman Red Schoendienst hits home runs from both the left and right side of the plate.
1886 – The Sporting News publishes the official National League averages, which show King Kelly as the batting champ with a .388 average, 17 points ahead of Cap Anson. The paper previously had printed its own stats showing Anson ahead, .374 to .366.
November 6, 1886
In Kansas City’s 5 – 4 win over the Angels, 17-year-old Ed Kirkpatrick pinch hits in the 9th for Los Angeles. He is the youngest player in the American League since Jim Derrington, in 1956, and no one younger will debut this century in the AL.
September 13, 1962
1916 – Harry H. Frazee, New York theater owner and producer, and Hugh Ward buy the Boston Red Sox for $675,000 (one report puts the figure at $750,000) from Joseph Lannin. Bill Carrigan announces that he will retire as Red Sox manager to pursue his interests in Lewiston, Maine.
November 1, 1916
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