This Day In Baseball July 24

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

July 24, 1983, the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees play the famed “Pine Tar Game.” George Brett hits a three-run home run in the ninth inning to give the Royals a 5-4 lead. Umpire Tim McClelland, ruling that Brett’s bat had excessive pine tar, calls him out. American League President Lee MacPhail will later reverse the decision.

July 24, 1975, the Kansas City Royals fire Jack McKeon as manager and replace him with Whitey Herzog. The former Texas Rangers’ manager will lead the Royals to three consecutive Western Division titles. This is the same Jack McKeon who is still managing the Florida Marlins in 2010.

July 24, 1968, Hoyt Wilhelm of the Chicago White Sox appears in the 907th game of his career, breaking Cy Young’s record for most appearances. The future Hall of Famer pitches a scoreless inning of relief and picks up a no-decision in Chicago’s 1-0 loss to the Oakland A’s.

July 24, 1964, future major league star Barry Bonds is born in Riverside, California. The son of Bobby Bonds, Barry will make his debut in 1986 with the Pittsburgh Pirates

July 24, 1912, future Hall of Fame outfielder Tris Speaker starts a 20-game hitting streak, his third streak of at least 20 games that season. Speaker remains the only player to accomplish that feat.

Events for July 24

Tom Seaver Signed Picture - COA Vintage 8x10 Authentic - PSA/DNA Certified

Tom Seaver day at Shea