This Day In Baseball July 25

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

July 25, 1883, future Hall of Famer Charles “Old Hoss” Radbourn pitches a 1-0 no-hitter againstWorcester. Radbourn wins 48 games that seasonandwould amass309forhis career.Lefty Grove of the Boston Red Sox wins his 300th gameonJuly 25, 1941witha 10-6 decisionover the Cleveland Indians. Despite giving up 12 hits, Grove becomes the sixth pitcher in themodern era to reach the milestone.

July 25, 1955, the largest contingent of living Hall of Famers to date congregate in Cooperstownfor the Induction Ceremony. The new members include: third baseman Home Run Baker, centerfielder Joe DiMaggio, catcher Gabby Hartnett, pitcher Ted Lyons, catcher Ray Schalk, andpitcher Dazzy Vance. A record crowd attends the ceremony, many coming to cheer onDiMaggio, one of the most popular players of his era.

July 25, 1966, Casey Stengel and Ted Williams are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Both menmake memorable speeches in Cooperstown. Stengel amazes the crowd with his recollections ofhis nearly six decades in baseball.Williams calls for the election of former Negro leagues starsto the Hall of Fame. Five years later, Satchel Paige will become the first Negro Leaguesstandout to take his place in Cooperstown.The New York Yankees name Bob Lemon as manager, jettisoning Billy Martinon

July 25th,1978. Under Lemon’s leadership, the Yankees woulderase a nine-and-a-half-game deficittothe Boston Red Sox, highlighted by a dramatic single game playoff for the division on October2nd. Lemon’s Yankees wouldwin the American League East on their way to the WorldChampionship

.July 25, 2004, a record number of Hall of Famers return to Cooperstown to witness theInduction ofstandout closerDennis Eckersley and“The Ignitor”Paul Molitor. In all, 53 living Hallof Fame members are on hand for the ceremony.

Events for July 25