This Day In Baseball August 1

Debuts, Milestones, No Hitters, Rule Changes, Events, Birthdays, Deaths, and more on This Day In Baseball.

August 1, 1994, Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the second major leaguer to play in 2,000 consecutive games, joining Lou Gehrig in the exclusive club. Ripken goes hitless in four at-bats, as the Orioles defeat the Minnesota Twins, 1-0.

August 1, 1982, the major leagues’ all-time home run king is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Hank Aaron, who hit 755 home runs to eclipse Babe Ruth’s record, is joined by playing greats Frank Robinson and Travis Jackson and former commissioner Happy Chandler.

August 1, 1978, the hitting streak of Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose ends at 44 games. Rose goes 0-for-4, in the Reds’ 16-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Rose’s 44-game streak sets a new modern day National League record, surpassing the 37-game streak of Tommy Holmes.

August 1, 1972, Nate Colbert of the San Diego Padres sets a major league record by driving in 12 runs during a doubleheader sweep of the Atlanta Braves. Colbert also ties a doubleheader record by clubbing five home runs. In a remarkable coincidence, Colbert attended a game at Sportsman’s Park in 1954, when Hall of Famer Stan Musial also hit five home runs in a doubleheader.

August 1, 1945, Mel Ott of the New York Giants rips the 500th home run of his career. Ott, who ranks third on the all-time list at the time, will finish his career with 511 home runs

Born Today – August 1, 1865, in Pittsfield, MA, future Hall of Famer Frank Grant is born. Often regarded as the greatest black ballplayer of the 19th century, Grant played all positions but excelled at second base, where his speed, range and acrobatic plays impressed all observers. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Events for August 1

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Ron Leflore debuts

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