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Hank Aaron is denied a homer when Chris Pelekoudas calls him out for stepping out of the batter’s box.

After hitting a ball on top of the pavilion at Sportsman’s Park, Braves outfielder Hank Aaron is denied a homer when Chris Pelekoudas calls him out. The home plate umpire’s decision is influenced by Cardinal catcher Tim McCarver, who is jumping up and down, insisting the eventual home champion had stepped out of the batter’s box.

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Wally Moon hits a home run in his first major league at-bat & om Alston becomes the first black player to wear a Cardinals uniform.

On Opening Day off Chicago hurler Paul Milner, Wally Moon hits a home run in his first major league at-bat. The 24 year-old Cardinal center fielder, who will be selected as the National League’s Rookie of the Year, will also homer in the last at-bat of his freshman season.

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To get a rental increase from their Sportsman’s Park’s tenants, the Browns move to evict the Cardinals. The Redbirds accuse the owners of breaking the lease, and as the season approaches, it is uncertain where the National League team will play its home games.

To get a rental increase from their Sportsman’s Park’s tenants, the Browns move to evict the Cardinals. The Redbirds accuse the owners of breaking the lease, and as the season approaches, it is uncertain where the National League team will play its home games.

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At Sportsman’s Park, the American League defeats the National League for the 11th time in 15 All-Star contests, 5 – 2. Vic Raschi pitches three scoreless innings to pick up the win and hits a two-run single as well. Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, George Kell and Hal Newhouser miss places in the lineup due to injuries.

At Sportsman’s Park, the American League defeats the National League for the 11th time in 15 All-Star contests, 5 – 2. Vic Raschi pitches three scoreless innings to pick up the win and hits a two-run single as well. Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, George Kell and Hal Newhouser miss places in the lineup due to injuries.

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In loss to Card’s Pete Reiser suffers concussion

Brooklyn’s lead of eight games has now been cut as the Cards win 3 of 4. The larger blow, however, is a concussion suffered by Pete Reiser after crashing into an outfield wall at Sportsman’s Park chasing Enos Slaughter’s 11th-inning fly. Reiser drops the ball upon impact, and Slaughter scores an inside-the-park homer for a 7 – 6 Cards win. Hitting .379 at the time, Reiser will see his average fall to .310 after the injury. His 20 stolen bases will still lead the National League.

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St. Louis Browns walk Red Sox star Jimmie Foxx all six times he comes to bat

1938 – At Sportsman’s Park, the St. Louis Browns walk Red Sox star Jimmie Foxx all six times he comes to bat. The Browns’ decision to pitch carefully to Foxx does not prevent the Red Sox from winning the game, 12 – 8. Being intentionally walked six times in a nine-inning game, Foxx sets an American League record and matches the mark set by Walt Wilmot in the National League in 1891.

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Rip Collins sets the NL record for Homeruns by a switch hitter and Dizzy Dean wins his 30th clinching the pennant

With a two-run round-tripper off Allyn Stout at Sportsman’s Park in the Cardinals’ 9-0 victory over Cincinnati, Rip Collins establishes a National League record when he blasts his league-leading 35th home run of the season as a switch hitter. The 30 year-old first baseman’s mark will not be broken until Howard Johnson goes deep from both sides of the plate 36 times in 1987 for the Mets.

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Bud Clancy, playing first base during the entire nine-inning game, never touches the ball while it is in play. The first sacker’s lack of work doesn’t hurt the White Sox when they beat the Browns at Sportsman’s Park, 2-1.

Bud Clancy, playing first base during the entire nine-inning game, never touches the ball while it is in play. The first sacker’s lack of work doesn’t hurt the White Sox when they beat the Browns at Sportsman’s Park, 2-1.

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Babe Ruth hits three home runs to lead the Yankees to a 10 – 5 victory over St. Louis in Game 4 of the World Series.

1926 – Babe Ruth hits three home runs to lead the Yankees to a 10 – 5 victory over St. Louis in Game 4 of the World Series. His 1st-inning curtain-raiser is a majestic 395-footer, exiting Sportsman’s Park over its right field bleacher roof. Home run number 2 clears the roof in right center, carrying 515 feet, breaking a window on the other side of Grand Avenue. Ruth’s final foray, however, is the main attraction, carrying deep into the never-before reached centerfield bleachers, far beyond the 430-foot mark. Estimated at 530 feet, it is deemed the longest home run in World Series history. Ruth, however, not content to dominate offensively, also delivers a crucial outfield assist, cutting down a runner at the plate, ending the Cardinals’ 3rd-inning rally. In the words of broadcaster Graham McNamee, “Babe Ruth nor no other man ever made a better throw. Babe shot it like an arrow and Hank Severeid did not have to move for it.” If all this weren’t enough, this also is the game during which the Babe makes good on his alleged pre-game promise to hit a home run for the bedridden young Johnny Sylvester.

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Tiger outfielder Ty Cobb and Browns first baseman George Sisler face one another as mound opponents and Harry Heilmann gets 6 hits in double header to take batting crown

In the season finale played at Sportsman’s Park, Tiger outfielder Ty Cobb and Browns first baseman George Sisler, the player-managers of their respective teams, face one another as mound opponents, making it the first time in which both sides use a position player to pitch in relief in the same game, an oddity that will not occur again until 2012. The Georgia Peach throws a perfect final frame in Detroit’s 11-7 victory over St. Louis, with ‘Gorgeous George’ facing only seven batters in his two scoreless innings.

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Baby Doll Jacobson collects three triples to lead the Browns to there biggest victory in franchise history a 16 – 0 whitewash of the Tigers

Baby Doll Jacobson collects three triples to lead the Browns to a 16 – 0 whitewash of the Tigers. The victory, the most lopsided in Browns history, goes to pitcher Elam Vangilder. St. Louis totals 20 hits with Ken Williams hitting a homer in his 5th straight game, his 37th of the year. George Sisler has three hits to keep his hitting streak alive, as the Browns keep pace with New York, winners in 10 innings against Washington.

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Ken Williams of the St. Louis Browns hits three home runs and two singles in the Browns’ 10 – 7 victory against the Chicago White Sox

At Sportsman’s Park, Ken Williams of the St. Louis Browns hits three home runs and two singles in the Browns’ 10 – 7 victory against the Chicago White Sox. Williams is the first American League player to hit three home runs in a game. Given a head start on the suspended Babe Ruth, he will take the American League home run and RBI titles and become the first 30-30 man, with 39 home runs and 37 stolen bases.

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Eddie Collins is Hero of the Battle Stealing 6 bases he is the only player in major league history to steal six bases in a game twice

1912 – At Sportsman’s Park against the Browns, Eddie Collins becomes the only player in major league history to steal six bases in one game for a second time. The Philadelphia Athletics’ second baseman’s feat of thievery has yet to be surpassed. It will be 79 years until another major leaguer, Otis Nixon, even ties Collins’ mark.

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