This Day In Baseball August 15

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

August 15th, 1977 In a 2- 1 win over Kansas City, Boston’s Jim Rice hits a 3rd- inning double and became the first Boston player since Ted Williams in 1939 to hit 20 homers, 20 doubles and 10 triples in a season. Between Williams and Rice, only Charlie “King Kong” Keller in 1946,
DiMaggio twice in ’48 and 50, and Mickey Mantle accomplished the feat.

On August 15th,1996 Frank Thomas hits three homers for the White Sox, becoming the ChiSox career home run leader, but Boston wins 9
-8. Thomas hits his first two off Tim Wakefield, giving him 214 bombs to pass Carlton Fisk who caught for both the White and Red Sox during his
career.

August 15th, 1916 – At Fenway Park in a battle of titans, Boston’s Babe Ruth outduels Nationals’ ace Walter Johnson, winning 1
– 0 in 13 innings. Ruth is now 3 – 0 in his meetings with Johnson.

August 15th, 1955, Mickey Mantle homers from both sides of the plate in the same game for the second time in his career, tying the major league mark. The Yanks beat the Orioles 12 -6 in game two and sweep the doubleheader to move back into first.

August 15th, 1962 Pinch hit home runs by the Mets’ Choo Choo Coleman in the 6th and Jim Hickman in the 8th tie the major league record for pinch home runs by one club in one game. The Mets still lose to the Phils, 8 -7. Three years later to the day, Max Alvis and Leon Wagneralso hit pinch hit homers for Cleveland in a 6- 4 win over Minnesota

Events for August 15

The Beatles play at Shea

The Beatles play at Shea

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