Tag Archives: Baseball

May 8, 1961

On May 8, 1961, native New Yorkers selected a name for their new National League baseball team. They chose the Mets, which was short for Metropolitans. If like the majority of the world and you think “Mets” lacks any sort … Continue reading

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May 2, 1923

On May 2, 1923, Washington Senator, Walter Johnson pitched his 100th shutout, beating the New York Yankees 3-0. A pitcher records a shutout when he pitches the entire game and does not allow the opposing team to score. Walter Johnson … Continue reading

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April 25, 1962

On April 25, 1962, the Cleveland Indians baseball team traded catcher Harry Chiti to the new expansion team, the New York Mets for a player to be named later. On June 15, 1962, 51 days later, the New York Mets … Continue reading

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April 19, 1960

On April 19, 1960, baseball uniforms began displaying players’ names on the back. This made it much easier for Philadelphia fans to boo and curse the opposing teams’ players, as well as their own when they really screwed up. New … Continue reading

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April 6, 1973

On April 6, 1973, a sign of the Tribulation was noted. Matthew 24:21 reads, “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor never shall be”. And Mark … Continue reading

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April 4, 1948

On April 4, 1948, 84-year-old Connie Mack got damned tired of hearing about 78-year-old Clark Griffith’s ancient athletic exploits and how good he used to be and challenged him to a foot race. Connie Mack, a former professional baseball player … Continue reading

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January 28, 1957

On January 28, 1957, it was announced that the Brooklyn Dodgers had hired Emmett Kelly. When owner Walter O’Malley was asked if Mr. Kelly was going to replaced Manager Walt Alston, he got mad and said, “NO. That clown is … Continue reading

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December 27, 1919

On December 27, 1919, Harry Frazee, the owner of the Boston Red Sox, announced that any player of the four-time World Series champ was tradable, except for star player Harry Hooper. That’s right, future all world player Babe Ruth who … Continue reading

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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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