August 8, 1940. After a Daily News story reported that the New York Giants’ bullpen had an awning, the Dodgers decided to bring their own awning to the Polo Grounds; it was supplied by Leffert’s Bar and Grill. Pictured are pitcher Hugh Casey, catcher Gus Mancuso and coach Charley Dressen.
In the first of two in a doubleheader sweep over the Braves, Chuck Klein hits safely in his 26th consecutive game, the second time this season he has run a streak to this length. He will hit safely in 135 of his team’s 156 games this season. Klein, who hit .434 in the stretch, is stopped in the second game of the doubleheader. The Phils win, 11 – 5 and 4 – 1.
August 3, 1930
Greg Maddux breaks Cy Young’s major league record by getting his 13th win for the 20th consecutive season. The Padres veteran right-hander’s streak of not issuing a base on balls in 59.2 innings, however, ends when ‘Mad Dog’ walks Jason Bay on a full count in the third inning of a 5-3 victory over the Pirates at Petco Park.
September 18, 2008
” ‘Must be in the front row! “- BOB UECKER, a quip from beer commercials which has a become a famous cry in ballparks around the country. Bob Uecker, the Brewers’ TV/radio play-by-play announcer, is chosen for induction into the broadcasters’ wing of the Hall of Fame as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award. The 68 year-old former backup catcher, a member of Milwaukee’s broadcast crew since 1971, is best known for the humor he has brought to the game through his starring role in the cult movie Major League and the Miller Lite beer commercials.
March 14, 2003
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