On November 29 on this day in baseball history, there were over 100 notable events. There were over 51 Birthdays, 29 Deaths, on November 29 on this Day In Baseball history.
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1910 – The Havana Reds beat the Detroit Tigers, 3 – 0, behind Chiche Gonzalez’s five-hitter. Ty Cobb goes 0 for 3 and is caught stealing by Bruce Petway. The story is later blown out of proportion to claim Cobb was caught three times, when in fact this is the only recorded steal attempt he had in five games in Cuba that winter.
After 61 years, the American Association (AAA) folds, with some of the franchises being absorbed by the International League and the Pacific Coast League. The PCL adds the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, Denver, CO and Oklahoma City, OK clubs and drops the Vancouver, BC club. The International League adds the Indianapolis, IN and Little Rock, AR clubs. As a result, both leagues became ten-club leagues. The American Association will re-form after expansion in 1969.
With fan favorites Jimmy Rollins and Cole Hamels modeling the team’s new ‘old’ look, the Phillies unveil their alternate home uniform which will be worn during all home day games next season. The uniforms, which do not feature the familiar red pinstripes, are styled similarly to the one the club wore in the 1940s.
In a split-squad game between the Cubs and Diamondbacks at Mesa’s HoHoKam Park, Ria Cortesio becomes the first female ump to work a major league exhibition game since Pam Postema in 1989. The thirty year-old, who is starting her ninth year overall as an arbitrator and fifth in Double-A minor league ball, hopes to be the first woman umpire in major league history.
The Samsung Lions win the 2011 Asia Series, the first non-Japanese team to win an Asia Series. After falling 9 – 0 to the Softbank Hawks in their first meeting this Series, they win 5 – 3 when it counts. Won-sam Jang gets his second win of the Series to take MVP honors, while Sho Iwasaki loses on one day’s rest.