April 20 1939 – The Boston Red Sox show off their prize rookie and last season’s American Association Triple Crown winner – Ted Williams before 30,278 in their opener at Yankee Stadium, delayed two days because of rain. After striking out twice, Williams blasts a 407-foot double to right-center field a double off New York Yankees pitcher Red Ruffing, who wins 2 – 0. Lou Gehrig makes an error, goes hitless, and lines into two double plays in the only game featuring the two great sluggers. New York scores its first run on a home run by Bill Dickey and its second tally on an error by Jimmie Foxx. Boston has baserunners in each inning, but Ruffing tosses just the second opening day shutout in Yankees history.
At Navin Field, Browns’ hurler Earl Hamilton no-hits the Tigers, 5-1, becoming the first hurler to accomplish the feat without recording a strikeout. Detroit gets on the scoreboard in the fourth inning thanks to a Ty Cobb walk, a two-base error, and a fielder’s choice, ruining the southpaw’s bid for a shutout.
August 30, 1912
In the semifinals of the Japanese National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament, Chukyo High School finally breaks the scoreless tie that had captured the attention of a nation, tallying three runs in the 50th inning to beat Sotoku High School. Both starting pitchers, Chukyo’s Taiga Matsui and Jukiya Ishioka of Sotoku, go the distance, throwing 709 and 689 pitches, respectively, in the contest that takes four days to compete.
August 31, 2014
Dixie Howell, in three and two-thirds scoreless innings in relief, limits Washington to four hits, earning his second victory of the season. The 37 year-old’s hitting proves to be the difference when his home runs in the fifth and sixth innings propel the White Sox to an 8-6 victory at Comiskey Park.
June 16, 1957
The Rouen Huskies win their 12th French Division I title in the past 14 years. They top the Templiers de Sénart, 3 games to 1. In today’s game 4, Marc-André Habeck and Anthony Piquet allow one run in a 5-1 win, while Jonathan Mottay takes the loss. Maxime Lefevre has 3 hits and 2 RBI while Dylan Gleeson scores two. Oscar Combes is the finals MVP.
August 28, 2016
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