This Day In Baseball August 14

Debuts, Milestones, No Hitters, Rule Changes, Events, Birthdays, Deaths, and more on 14 This Day In Baseball.  

For two straight years, August 14th belonged to Pitcher Lynwood “Schoolboy” Rowe. In 1934 the largest weekday crowd in history watched the Tigers’ win their 14th straight at Yankee stadium as Schoolboy Rowe notched his 13th consecutive “W”. One year later to the day, in 1935, the “Schoolboy” tossed an 18-2 victory over the Senators while going 5 for 5 at the dish. “Holy Cow!!!!”

On August 14th 1942, led by the double play combo of Phil “The Scooter” Rizzuto and Joe Gordon, the Yankees turn a record seven double plays in an 11-2 win over the A’s. The Yankees would finish the season with 190 twin killings… just 4 shy of the record they had set the previous season.

On August 14th, 1902 — The Pittsburgh Pirates “Little” Tommy Leach hits two inside the park home runs at Boston. He would end the year as the National League home run king, closing out the season with 6, every single one, inside-the-park homers.

August 14th, 1977 Carl Yastrzemski leads the Red Sox to an 11-1 thrashing of Seattle by collecting his 506th career double. This moves Yaz past Babe Ruth on the all-time doubles list.


August 14th, 1999 Texas backstop Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez becomes the first catcher in major league history with 20 homers and 20 stolen bases in the same season.

Events for August 14

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