This Day In Baseball July 27

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July 27, 1987, the Salt Lake City Trappers lose to the Billings Mustangs, 7-5, to end their all-time professional record of 29 consecutive victories. The Trappers had not lost a game since falling on June 24. For the 1987 season, they were lead by manager Jim Gilligan and Outfielder Michael Malinak paced the league with 12 homers, and the Trappers had 4 All-Stars: Malinak, Huff, catcher Frank Colston, and pitcher Tim Peters. The team beat the Helena Brewers in the postseason to capture their third consecutive championship.

On July 27, 1984, Pete Rose of the Montreal Expos collects the 3,503rd single of his career, passing Hall of Famer Ty Cobb for the all-time lead. Rose reaches the milestone against one of his former teams, the Philadelphia Phillies.

July 27, 1970, Ford C. Frick, former sportswriter, league president, and co-founder of the Hall of Fame and Museum, is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Joining him in the induction class are shortstop Lou Boudreau, center fielder Earle Combs, and pitcher Jesse Haines.

July 27, 1928, 41-year-old Ty Cobb of the Philadelphia Athletics makes the final regular start of his Hall of Fame career. Cobb collects a single and a double before being hit with a pitch by George “Sarge” Connally. The pitch leaves Cobb with a bad bruise, forcing him to leave the game.

On July 27, 1897, one of the finest catchers in Negro leagues history is born in Eagle Pass, Texas. James “Biz” Mackey played from 1918 to 1947, much of that time as a player/manager. In a 1954 poll conducted by the Pittsburgh Courier, Mackey was voted the top Negro league catcher. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006

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