Ebbets Field Opens

On April 5, 1913, in Brooklyn Dodger history, in 1913 Genevieve Ebbets, daughter of the club president, throws out the first ball before 25,000 as the new $750,000.00 Ebbets Field opens in Brooklyn. Nap Rucker pitched the 3-2 win over the New York Yankees and Casey...

Rogers Hornsby becomes the 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame

1942 – Rogers Hornsby becomes the 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame, getting 78 percent of the vote, while both Frank Chance (58%) and Rube Waddell (54%) miss out. Hornsby’s offensive numbers rival those of any player before or since. He and Ted Williams are the only players to win the Triple Crown twice, and Hornsby’s .424 mark in 1924 is the highest National League batting average in the 20th century.

Day 2 2020 Strat O Matic Simulation

March 27th Highlights Day 2 of the season had an abbreviated schedule but that did not cut down on the excitement. Here are some key performances from today’s games: Corey Seager hit two solo homers to lead the Dodgers to a 4-1 victory. Zach Wheeler had a successful...

March 26 Podcast – Mickey Mantle and the 2020 Season Simulation

I have been a fan and a player of Strat-o-Matic for 30+ years and I am excited they are going to provide the fans with some needed stress relief from the world's events as the simulate the 2020 Season Day by Day. I am going to Podcast about this and bring you the...

Luke Appling is Born

April 2, 1907, Lucius Benjamin Appling, is born in High Point North Carolina  he moved to Atlanta, Georgia with his family as a child. After graduating from Fulton High School, where he played baseball and football, Appling attended Oglethorpe College in Georgia for...

Daily Rewind Season 3, Episode 5 Jackie Robinson meets Branch Rickey

This Week we cover August 26 - Sept 1 . . . We are going to talk Tom Yawkey, Jackie Robinson, Jeff Bagwell, The First Televised Game, Rob Dibble, The Rat and Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell. TRIVIA – Who was the first black/African American player in Major League...

Connie Mack Passes Away

**PODCAST**On February 8, 1956, one of baseball’s most prominent figures, Connie Mack, dies at the age of 93 from old age and hip surgery. He was known as “The Tall Tactician” and was baseball’s grand old gentleman for more than a generation. Statuesque, stately, and...

Cleveland Indians inaugurate Jacobs Field with a 4-3 victory

On April 4, 1994, The Cleveland Indians inaugurate Jacobs Field with a 4 – 3 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Eddie Murray hits a home run for the Indians, who played their last game at Cleveland Stadium in 1993. Playing his 2,403rd game at first base, Murray...

The Giants send versatile George Kelly, along with cash, to the Reds for truculent holdout OF Edd Roush.

1927 – The Giants send versatile George Kelly, along with cash, to the Reds for truculent holdout OF Edd Roush. The Giants sent Roush to the Reds in 1916.

Smoky Joe Wood is sold by the Boston Red Sox to Cleveland for $15,000

1917 – Smoky Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, is sold by the Boston Red Sox to Cleveland for $15,000. He will become an outfielder after one last, losing start on the mound, and will play five more years.

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