TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 14

              1888  Tim Keefe’s nineteen game winning streak ends when Gus Krock and the White Stockings defeat the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 4-2. The future Hall of Fame right-hander, who will amass 342 career victories, will finish the season with a 35-12...

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AUGUST 14

          American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 85 35 .708 – 42 – 15 43 – 20 43 – 15 14 – 8 20 – 10 9 – 1 W 4 NY Yankees 74 44 .627 10 41 – 18 33 – 26 26 – 24...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 13

              1902      In an attempted double steal by the A’s, the Tigers concede second base to Harry Davis, freezing Dave Fultz, the runner on third, which prompts Davis to return to first base on the pitcher’s next delivery. When Davis takes off for...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 12

              1921      In the nightcap of a twin bill, Phillies’ right-hander George Smith gives up 12 hits, but manages to pitch a shutout, blanking the Braves in Boston, 4-0. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Philadelphia hurler wasn’t as...

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AUGUST 12

          American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 84 35 .706 – 42 – 15 42 – 20 42 – 15 14 – 8 20 – 10 9 – 1 W 3 NY Yankees 73 43 .629 9.5 40 – 17 33 – 26 26 – 24...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 11

              1907      Cardinal Ed Karger pitches a seven-inning perfect game in game two of a doubleheader, beating the Boston Braves, 4-0. The contest was shortened by a prior agreement between the clubs. 1912      Shoeless Joe Jackson completes the stolen base...