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Babe Ruth  - Final Game With Yankees This photo issued by Acme Newspictures on September 30, 1934, shows the immortal Babe Ruth exiting Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. following the New York Yankees' final game of the 1934 season. Washington won 5-3 in a game that took just 80 minutes to play. Ruth went 0-for-3 at the plate but did score a run before being replaced by Myril Hoag in right field. Detroit won the American League pennant in 1934, so there would be no World Series farewell for Ruth. Ruth was honored at Griffith Stadium earlier that day with gifts and he announced his retirement from baseball before a crowd of about 15,000. (Before the 1935 season Ruth was convinced to return to the game by Boston Braves owner Judge Emil Fuchs. He only played a month before quitting the last-place Braves.) Ruth's departure from the Yankees was bitter and messy. His playing skills were obviously diminishing and Lou Gehrig was now the team's star attraction. After years of unsuccessfully lobbying for the managerial position with Yankees' owner Jacob Ruppert, Ruth had had enough. This photo shows a dejected Ruth, with his head down, making his exit outside the ballpark. A boy is shown trying to chase down the Babe for an autograph, but Ruth (who usually accommodated everyone) was in a foul mood and had no time to pen the lad's baseball. A policeman is gesturing with his hands to the kid with a "not-today-son" motion. Six days earlier, on Monday, September 24, 1934, Ruth made his final Yankee Stadium appearance as a player in New York's 5-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He was pulled early in the game from his right feld position. There were no special ceremonies to mark the occasion. Fewer than 2,000 fans attended the game.
Tags: baseball  Babe  Ruth  Yankees  photo 
Added: 22nd May 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Gene Stephens 3-Hit Inning On June 18, 1953, 20-year-old Gene Stephens collected three hits in one inning for the Boston Red Sox during a 23-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. The Bosox exploded for 17 runs in the seventh inning - sending 23 batters to the plate during their 47-minute half of the frame. Stephens had a double and two singles off three different Detroit pitchers. The 17 runs scored by Boston in that inning were two more than the previous modern MLB record, set by the Brooklyn Dodgers in a May 21, 1952, contest against the Cincinnati Reds. The Red Sox had 14 hits in their memorable inning to set a new modern MLB mark in that category. Gene Stephens was mostly a reserve player in his 12 MLB seasons. His batting average was only .204 in 1953, making his three-hit inning on June 18 even more surprising. The Red Sox led 5-3 going into their half of the seventh inning. Detroit pitcher Steve Gromek allowed nine of the 17 runs while Dick Weik and Earl Harrist each allowed four. Boston had 27 total hits in the game. The day before, they had 20 hits when they walloped Detroit 17-1. “I was the youngest ballplayer in the major leagues at the time,” Stephens recalled years later, whose three-hit performance was witnessed by only 3,108 Fenway fans that afternoon. “I probably shouldn’t have even been in the major leagues at that time. Ted Williams had gone to the Korean War and, therefore, that gave me the opportunity to play. As soon as [Williams] came back, the Red Sox optioned me down to their AAA team in Louisville." The all-time record for most runs scored in an inning is 18, set by the Chicago White Stockings against the Detroit Wolverines on Sept. 6, 1883, in a National League affair. During that onslaught (also in the seventh inning), three different Chicago players had three hits in the frame: Tommy Burns (two doubles, one home run), Fred Pfeffer (two singles, one double), and Ned Williamson (two singles, one double). The only other hitter in modern MLB history (since 1900) with three hits in one inning was Johnny Damon, who was also a member of the Boston Red Sox. Damon achieved his feat when Boston whipped the Florida Marlins 25-8 on June 27, 2003. Damon collected three hits (a single, double, and triple) in the first inning as the Bosox scored a record 10 runs before any Boston batter was put out.
Tags: baseball  Gene  Stephens  hits  Red  Sox 
Added: 27th May 2012
Views: 2029
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Posted By: Lava1964
Disco Demolition Night The day Disco died. Promotion goes wild,98 cents and a disco record gets you in. 1979 Comiskey Park. 90,000 people inside and outside the park went crazy after they blew a crate of disco records on the field between a Twinight double header between the Detroit Tigers and the White Sox.
Tags: Steve  Dahl    Disco  Rock  and  Roll  disco  demolition  night  Cominskey  Park 
Added: 11th June 2012
Views: 1728
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Posted By: Marty6697
Ramon Santiago - Reverse Triple Crown Any baseball fan worth his salt knows that the rare triple crown is attained when a player leads his league in home runs, runs batted in, and batting average in the same season. No one has accomplished the feat in either major league since 1967 when Carl Yastrzemski did it for the Boston Red Sox. However, Ramon Santiago of the pitiful 2003 Detroit Tigers captured the "reverse triple crown." Huh? A reverse triple crown is when a player finishes last in all three categories (and has enough at-bats to qualify for the batting title). Santiago, the Tigers' shortstop in 2003, had two home runs, 29 runs batted in and batted just .225. Those 2003 Tigers finished with a horrendous 43-119 record to set an AL record for most losses in a season. On the brighter side, Santiago led the major leagues that same season with 18 sacrifice bunts.
Tags: baseball  Ramon  Santiago 
Added: 7th July 2012
Views: 2681
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Posted By: Lava1964
Tony LaRussa on To Tell The Truth Tony LaRussa of the Chicago White Sox was the youngest manager in Major League Baseball when he appeared on the short-lived syndicated version of To Tell The Truth hosted by Robin Ward in 1979. Apparently he was unknown too as the impostors fooled the panel! LaRussa ended up accruing the third most wins by a manager in MLB history.
Tags: Tony  LaRussa  MLB  manager  To  Tell  The  Truth 
Added: 21st March 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Carl Yastrzemski Retirement Tour In 1983, the 23-year career of Boston Red Sox superstar Carl Yastrzemski was winding down. Here's an interview Yaz did on a Dallas news program on August 4 shortly before a game at Arlington Stadium versus the Texas Rangers.
Tags: baseball  Carl  Yastrzemski 
Added: 26th January 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
MLB Player Johnny Dickshot One of the more curious names in MLB history belongs to Johnny Dickshot, a journeyman outfielder who played six seasons in the big leagues between 1936 and 1945. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Giants and Chicago White Sox. Dickshot's nickname was 'Ugly.' Dickshot was not even his surname at birth: It was Dicksus.
Tags: MLB  Johnny  Dickshot 
Added: 16th August 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
Fenway Park Burns 3 Times Three Fires at the famous Fenway Park over the years. Show is the second fire on January 5, 1934. The first happening on May 8, 1926 burning the left field line bleachers to the ground. . During renovation January 5, 1934 a fire broke out for 5 hours and left very few areas of the ballpark untouched. The last fire to break out happened recently on February 2012, this fire broke out in the administrative offices. An electrical short was the cause of this blaze.
Tags: Fenway  Park  Boston  Red  Sox  fires  stadium  baseball 
Added: 5th January 2015
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Posted By: Cliffy
Death of Don Drysdale Announced Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale--who became an excellent broadcaster in his post-baseball-playing days--died suddenly on July 3, 1993. As part of the Los Angeles Dodgers' broadcast team, Drysdale's colleagues became alarmed when he was uncharacteristically absent for the team's game in Montreal that night. Drysdale was found dead in his hotel room. He was a few weeks shy of his 57th birthday. A coroner estimated he had been dead for about 18 hours. Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully knew about Drysdale's death but was told not to mention it on the air until Drysdale's wife had been informed. Here's how Vin Scully calmly informed the viewers back in LA about the sad situation. In contrast Scully's announcement is followed by Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson's emotional announcement that same night.
Tags: Don  Drysdale  Death  announcement  baseball 
Added: 22nd May 2015
Views: 1383
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Posted By: Lava1964
Carlton Fisk Home Run - 1975 WS The climax of the greatest World Series game ever played (Game #6 in 1975) was Carlton Fisk's game-winning home run.
Tags: Carlton  Fisk  World  Series  home  run  Boston  Red  Sox  1975 
Added: 27th October 2015
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Posted By: Lava1964

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