This Day In Baseball August 18

August 18 memorable events in Baseball History . . .

August 18th, 1967 During the Red Sox “Impossible dream” season, tragedy strikes when Tony Conigliaro  is beaned by the Angels’ Jack Hamilton. Hit just below his left eye, Conigliaro would miss the rest of the season and all of ‘68. The injury effectively ended the career of a player who by the time he was 22 had become the youngest in American League history and second-youngest player in major-league history to hit 100 career homers. Read More

August 18th 1995, in a 9-2 Toronto win, Baltimore shortstop Cal Ripken plays in his 1,208th consecutive game passing Steve Garvey for the 3rd longest streak in major league history. Read More

August 18th, 1995, after 39 years at the mike, Yankees announcer and Hal of Famer, Phil Rizzuto retires as team broadcaster. The “Scooter’s” retirement was prompted by a dispute with WPIX-TV who refused to allow him to miss a game to attend the funeral of teammate Mickey Mantle. The voice of the Yankees would eventually return for the 1996 season. Read More

Taking full control of the game, Milwaukee pitcher Lew Burdette pitches a 1-0 no-hitter against the Phillies facing just 27 batters and scoring the game’s only run.

On August 18th,1906, Wee Willie Keeler strikes out for only the second time this season, falling both times to White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh’s illegal spitball.

In 1902, the first unassisted triple play ever in a professional game is executed by first baseman Hal O’Hagan of the Rochester Bronchos (Eastern League) against Jersey City.

Roberto Clemente was born on this day on August 18th, 1934.

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Major League Baseball Birthdays August 18

Major League Baseball Debuts August 18

Include:
Played First Game on August 18
1881 – Martin Flaherty
1884 – Charlie Bastian
1884 – Oyster Burns
1884 – Dan Casey
1884 – Dennis Casey
1884 – John Cullen
1884 – Tom Lynch
1884 – Bill McCloskey
1890 – Babe Doty
1890 – Fred Truax
1891 – George Davies
1893 – Charlie Frank
1893 – Tuck Turner
1905 – Ernie Baker
1905 – Wilbur Good
1905 – John Halla
1912 – Frank Snyder
1915 – High Pockets Kelly
1916 – Duke Kelleher
1922 – Jim Bottomley
1923 – Les Howe
1925 – Guy Cantrell
1928 – Wally Gilbert
1932 – Dick Terwilliger
1937 – Blas Monaco
1939 – Mike Palagyi
1941 – Steve Gromek
1943 – Rex Barney
1943 – Hal Gregg
1943 – Roger McKee
1945 – Earl Harrist
1945 – Russ Kerns
1946 – Jackie Price
1965 – Tito Fuentes
1968 – Rick Kester
1973 – Danny Fife
1973 – Barry Raziano
1974 – Francisco Barrios
1975 – Mike Vail
1977 – Mike Sember
1978 – Bruce Benedict
1979 – Steve Macko
1981 – Steve Sax
1982 – Ron Musselman
1987 – John Farrell
1989 – Todd Zeile
1990 – Pete Coachman
1990 – Omar Olivares
1991 – Braulio Castillo
1992 – Tim Laker
1995 – Bob Wolcott
1996 – Greg Norton
1996 – Nerio Rodriguez
1997 – Kirt Ojala
2000 – Matt Kinney
2001 – Carlos Hernandez
2002 – Jason Hart
2003 – Todd Linden
2004 – John Van Benschoten
2006 – Davis Romero
2006 – Chris Young
2007 – Franklin Morales
2011 – Ryan Lavarnway
2012 – Todd Redmond
2013 – Kris Johnson
2015 – Kaleb Cowart
2017 – Anthony Santander
2020 – Jesus Cruz
2020 – Luis Gonzalez
2020 – Angel Perdomo
2020 – Tarik Skubal

Major League Baseball Final Game August 18

Include:
1877 – Candy Cummings
1881 – Martin Flaherty
1885 – Bill Mountjoy
1888 – Mike Hines
1890 – Joe Ardner
1890 – Babe Doty
1890 – Fred Truax
1891 – Fred Carroll
1892 – George Gore
1892 – Fred Roat
1899 – Mike Sullivan
1900 – Pat Dillard
1905 – Ernie Baker
1905 – Dick Harley
1909 – Cliff Blankenship
1916 – Dan Costello
1916 – Duke Kelleher
1917 – Al Gould
1932 – Dick Terwilliger
1939 – Mike Palagyi
1942 – Bobby Mattick
1945 – Russ Kerns
1946 – Dario Lodigiani
1959 – Preston Ward
1965 – Ryne Duren
1977 – Bobby Darwin
1981 – Mark Budaska
1982 – Al Hrabosky
1984 – Chris Green
1986 – John Denny
1987 – Bill Lindsey
1988 – Kelly Paris
1989 – Willie Hernandez
1990 – Lance Dickson
1990 – Rick Lancellotti
1998 – Derrick White
2002 – Chris Haney
2004 – Earl Snyder
2007 – Greg Jones

Major Baseball Deaths August 18