This Day In Baseball August 26

This Day In Baseball August 26 Debuts, Milestones, No Hitters, Rule Changes, Events, Birthdays, Deaths, and more on August 26 This Day In Baseball.

The Mariners fall to the Royals 7-3 despite Ichiro Suzuki’s 200th hit of the season. With that Homerun Suzuki becomes the 1st player to reach 200 hits in each of his 1st 4 ML seasons; a trend that would continue for 10 consecutive seasons through 2010, surpassing Wee Willie Keeler’s mark of 8 seasons 

August 26, 1995, Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves ties a major league record by posting his 16th consecutive win on the road. Maddux earns a 7-2 win over his former team, the Chicago Cubs. Maddux would earn Cy Young Award honors after the season for the 4th and final time of his career. 


A trio Brooklyn Dodger feats on this day: 

August 26, 1950, future Hall of Famer Roy Campanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers hits three consecutive home runs to spearhead his club to a 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The hard-hitting catcher connects each time against Reds starter Ken Raffensberger. 

Roy Campanella














August 26, 1947, Dan Bankhead becomes the first black pitcher in major league history. The former Negro league star makes his first appearance with the Brooklyn Dodgers, who previously debuted Jackie Robinson on April 15. Bankhead becomes the first National League pitcher to homer in his first at-bat. His success at the plate did not make it out to the mound as he gave up eight runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings. 

August 26, 1939, the first televised broadcast of a major league game takes place at Ebbets Field, where the Brooklyn Dodgers host the Cincinnati Reds in a twinbill. Legendary announcer Red Barber broadcasts the game over W2XBS. The broadcast was one of the centerpieces of the 1939 World’s Fair showcasing America’s grasp of technology. The Dodgers would take the first game 6-2, Hugh Casey got the victory and Dolph Camilli drove in 3 and hit first homerun. The Reds won the nightcap 5-2.   

Events for August 26

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