Tag Archives: Baseball

October 14, 1862

On October 14, 1862, Brooklyn baseball player James Creighton did something that has not been repeated since. While playing against the Morrisania team he swung viciously at a pitch and hit a homerun. Because of how hard he swung, he … Continue reading

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October 6, 1880

On October 6, 1880, the National League booted out the Cincinnati Reds for selling beer during their game. It was a different era. Contrast this to June 4, 1974 when the Texas Rangers played the Cleveland Indians on 10 cent … Continue reading

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July 18, 1970

On July 18, 1970, major league baseball player Ron Hunt of the San Francisco Giants was hit by a pitched ball for the 119th time in his career, breaking the major league record for baseball played after 1900. He played … Continue reading

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June 8, 1989

On June 8, 1989, the National League baseball team, the Pittsburgh Pirates scored 10 runs in the 1st inning against opponent Philadelphia, which prompted confident Pirate broadcaster, and ex-baseball player, Jim Rooker to declare on the air, that if the … Continue reading

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May 26, 1993

On May 26, 1993 in a baseball game, Cleveland Indians player, Carlos Martinez, hit a long fly-ball that should have been an easy out. Fortunately for him, Jose Canseco of the Texas Rangers was playing Left Field at that time. … Continue reading

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May 16, 1914

On May 16, 1914, the American Horseshoe Pitchers Association (AHPA) was formed in Kansas City, Kansas. Also, in 1914, the first hand-grenades were used during World War I by the British. But it took almost 60 years before the two … Continue reading

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January 24, 1935

On January 24, 1935, the first canned beer, Krueger’s Cream Ale was sold by American company, Krueger Brewing Co., in Richmond, Virginia, about 14 months after the end of Prohibition. People at first were skeptical about the new invention, but … Continue reading

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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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