On August 7, 1904 — The Giants swap outfielders sending rookie OF Moose McCormick (.266) west to the Reds who in turn send him to Pittsburgh for Jimmy Sebring (.269). The Reds ship Mike Donlin (.356) to the Giants. Turkey Mike, sitting out a month’s suspension for drunken behavior in Chicago, will enjoy the New York life style and being reunited with John McGraw, for whom he starred at Baltimore in 1901. He’ll help the Giants win two straight pennants.
In a doubleheader sweep of visiting Pittsburgh‚ Brooklyn second baseman Monte Ward has 12 assists‚ a major league mark that won’t be tied in a single game until Jim Gilliam does it in 1956. Brooklyn wins, 4 – 3 and 5 – 4.
June 10, 1892
1916 – Washington manager Clark Griffith excuses several regulars for the remaining games of the season so he can use some new players. Included in the excused is 25-game winner Walter Johnson. In a league-leading 371 innings pitched, he did not give up a home run, an all-time record.
September 26, 1916
The Seattle Mariners defeat the Chicago White Sox, 8 – 5, for their 20th win this month, setting a new major league record for April. Closer Kazuhiro Sasaki sets a new record for saves in April with his 13th.
April 28, 2001