This Day In Baseball August 8

Debuts, Milestones, No Hitters, Rule Changes, Events, Birthdays, Deaths, and more on August 8 This Day In Baseball. er with 500 steals and 3000 hits.
On August 8th 1997, Randy Johnson becomes the first pitcher to strike out 19 batters in a game
twice in one season when he fans 19 Chicago White Sox in a 5-0 victory.

Three baseball oddities occur on

August 8th 1976, the Chicago White Sox become the first team in major
league history to wear short pants in a game. The White Sox debut their Bermuda shorts the brainchild of owner Bill Veeck in the first game of a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals.
Mercifully, it would be the only regular season game in which the White Sox would ever wear shorts.

August 8th, 1903, tragedy strikes the Baker Bowl in Philadelphia during a scheduled doubleheader, when a walkway above the stands collapsed,
killing 12 fans and in juring 282 others. The incident occur red when fans rushed to the walkway to witness a street brawl. The second game between the Phillies and the Boston Braves is canceled and Philadelphia’s remaining home games are played at the American League’s Columbia Park.

August 8, 2004

The Red Sox defeat the Tigers‚
11 – 9‚ despite 7 Detroit home runs, six of them surrendered by Boston’sTim Wakefield. While he garnered a win, Wakefield became the 6th modern pitcher to yield 6 homers in a game
‚and the first since Philadelphia’s George Caster did so 64 years ago against the Red Sox. The last pitcher to give up 6 homers and still win the game was Brooklyn’s Hollis Thurston in 1932.

Cecil Travis was born on this day in 1913. Travis’ 4 year service in World War II, where he suffered frozen feet in the Battle of the Bulge, may have cost
him a chance at the Hall of Fame. Despite that interruption, his career record still shines.Travis finished third to Joe DiMaggio and
Williams in American League Most Valuable Player Award voting in 1941, batting.359 with 218 hits. His lifetime .314 average is one of the highest ever recorded by a shortstop.

Cooperstown calls on August 8, 1977. Popular Chicago Cubs’ slugger Ernie Banks is inducted
into the Hall of Fame, helping to draw a then record 27 Hall of Famers to Cooperstown for the
event. Martin Dihigo, Pop Lloyd, Al Lopez, Amos Rusie, and Joe Sewell are also inducted

Events for August 8

The dodgers get an awning

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