This Day In Baseball August 24

Debuts, Milestones, No-Hitters, Rule Changes, Events, Birthdays, Deaths, and more on August 24 on This Day In Baseball.  

On August 24, 1989, Pete Rose signs an agreement that bans him from baseball permanently. Commissioner Bart Giamatti announces that the agreement does not contain either an admission or a denial” that Rose bet on baseball games. The ruling will prevent Rose from seeking future employment in the major leagues. 


On August 24, 1971, Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs hits his 512th and final career home run. Banks homer helps the Cubs to a 5-4 victory. 


How many fans wish they had a owner like this? August 24, 1951, St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck pulls off another one of his famous stunts. Veeck allows over 1,000 fans to act as managers during a game at Sportsmans Park. The fans use placards to vote on lineup and strategy decisions. 


August 24, 1969, the expansion Seattle Pilots trade knuckleball pitcher Jim Bouton to the Houston Astros for pitchers Dooley Womack and Roric Harrison. Bouton will become a celebrity one year later when his book, “Ball Four”, is published and becomes a best-seller. 


August 24, 1940 Left fielder Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox makes his only appearance as a pitcher going  the last two innings in a 12-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Williams allows three hits and one run while striking out Tiger slugger Rudy York. Joe Glenn, who caught Babe Ruth’s last pitching appearance in 1933, is Williams’ catcher on this day. 


August 24, 1919 – Ray CaldwellCleveland’s famed spitball pitcher is flattened by a bolt of lightning in his debut with the team. With 8.2 innings pitched, he regained consciousness and pitched  to get the final out of the game defeating Philadelphia, 2-1. 

Events for August 24

Harmon Killbrew debuts

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