Tag Archives: Baseball

March 18, 1995

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1995, Michael Jordan announced he was ending his 17 month NBA retirement. There were rumors that Jordan had ‘retired’ rather than being suspended due to his suspected gambling. But in 1996, the documentary ‘Space … Continue reading

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September 2, 1973

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1973 Billy Martin was fired as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Martin was relieved of his duties three days after ordering his pitchers to throw spitballs and paperwads at the Cleveland Indians batters. American … Continue reading

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August 29, 1985

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1985 New York Yankee player Don Baylor was hit by a pitch for the 190th time during his career, setting a modern day record for players who played after 1900. This was the 22nd … Continue reading

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August 4, 1983

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 1983 at Toronto during a game between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankee outfielder Dave Winfield threw a baseball during warm-ups and accidentally killed a seagull. After the … Continue reading

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July 24, 1978

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! 1978, Billy Martin was fired as the manager of the New York Yankees baseball team. Owner George Steinbrenner so enjoyed it, that he hired Billy four more times over the next 10 years (1979, 1983, … Continue reading

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June 4, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1974 the Cleveland Indians thought “Ten Cent Beer Night” would be a way to put fans in the seats. It did. It also brought them out of the seats and many acts of inappropriate … Continue reading

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June 3, 1851

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1851 the New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms. The other teams in the League considered the Knickerbockers to be “Fancy Dans” with their new-fangled matching uniforms and several teams … Continue reading

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November 7, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1973, the state of New Jersey became the first in the United States to allow girls to play on Little League baseball teams. The Little League Associations of New York and Pennsylvania put out … Continue reading

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October 26, 1934

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1934, while Washington Senators player-manager Joe Cronin was honeymooning with his wife Mildred Robertson, the niece and adopted daughter of Senators owner Clark Griffith, his contract was sold to the Boston Red Sox. Cronin … Continue reading

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October 6, 1880

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1880 the National League kicked the Cincinnati Reds out for selling beer and playing on Sundays. Instead of agreeing to comply with the National League’s rules, the team disbanded. A completely new team was … Continue reading

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