MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST NY Yankees                        27 – 17 Baltimore                           25 – 20                 -2.5 Boston                                24 – 21                 -3.5 Tampa Bay                         24 –...

THIS DAY IN SPORTS-Hot Dogs for Dinner!

NEW YORK TIMES-1935 Night baseball came up from the minors for its first big league tryout tonight, and 25,000 fans and the Cincinnati Reds liked the innovation. Some of the affection of the Reds for the nocturnal pastime was because they defeated the faltering...

THIS DAY IN SPORTS-Matchless Feller Meets His Match

NEW YORK TIMES-1948 CLEVELAND-Joe DiMaggio drove three successive home runs at Municipal Stadium today before a record gathering of 78,431 fans, to sweep the Yankees to victory over the Indians in the first game of a twin bill. What is believed to be the second...

THIS DAY IN SPORTS-THE BAD NEWS TIGERS

NEW YORK TIMES-1912 PHILADELPHIA-Nineteen baseball players, comprising the regular team of the Detroit Tigers, three-time champions of the American League, made baseball history at Shibe Park this afternoon by going on strike and refusing to play the Athletics,...

TODAY IN SPORTS-‘If There Is a Doctor in the Stands…’

NEW YORK TIMES-1957 CLEVELAND-Of tremendously greater concern to the Indians than the 2-1 decision they took from the Yankees tonight was an accident that befell Herb Score, their million-dollar southpaw. Felled by a line drive from the bat of Gil McDougald in the...

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 2,130 Games, and Gehrig Sits Down

NEW YORK TIMES 1939 Lou Gehrig’s matchless record of uninterrupted play in American League championship games, stretched over fifteen years and through 2,130 straight contests, came to an end today. The mighty iron man, who at his peak had hit forty-nine home...