MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AUGUST 11

          American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 82 35 .701 – 42 – 15 40 – 20 40 – 15 14 – 8 20 – 10 8 – 2 W 1 NY Yankees 72 43 .626 9 39 – 17 33 – 26 26 – 24...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 10

              1889      At the Seventh Street Park in Indianapolis, future 300 game winner Mickey Welch becomes the first pinch hitter in major league history. Although the Giants right-handed pitcher strikes out in his historic plate appearance, New York prevails,...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 9

              1905      “COME AT ONCE STOP VERY SORRY STOP YOUR FATHER DEAD IN SHOOTING ACCIDENT STOP HURRY.” – telegram sent to Ty Cobb by Joe Cunningham, a long-time hometown Royston friend. Ty Cobb, playing for the Augusta Tourists of the South...

MLB STANDINGS AUGUST 9

          American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 81 34 .704 – 42 – 15 39 – 19 39 – 14 14 – 8 20 – 10 9 – 1 W 6 NY Yankees 71 42 .628 9 38 – 16 33 – 26 26 – 24...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 8

              1903      In the third inning of the 4-3 nightcap loss to New York at the Polo Grounds, Dodger starter Henry Schmidt is thrown out of the game after he throws the baseball out of the park. The Brooklyn hurler became very angry when opposing pitcher Joe...

MLB STANDINGS AUGUST 8

          American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 80 34 .702 – 42 – 15 38 – 19 38 – 14 14 – 8 20 – 10 9 – 1 W 5 NY Yankees 70 42 .625 9 38 – 16 32 – 26 26 – 24...