TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 17

              1894      The Phillies rout the Colonels at the Philadelphia Baseball Grounds, 29-4. Louisville right-hander John Wadsworth sets a National League record by giving up 28 singles in one game. 1904      Boston American hurler Jesse Tannehill no-hits the...

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AUGUST 17

          American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 86 36 .705 - 42 - 15 44 - 21 43 - 15 14 - 8 20 - 10 8 - 2 L 1 NY Yankees 75 46 .620 10.5 42 - 20 33 - 26 27 - 26 19 - 5 19 - 7 6 - 4 L 2 Tampa Bay 62 59 .512 23.5 34 - 24...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 16

              1890      Bill Phillips becomes the first pitcher to allow two grand slams in the same inning, when Tom Burns and Malachi Kittridge both take the Alleghenys' right-hander deep in the same frame of an 18-5 loss to the Chicago Colts. In 1999, Chan Ho Park...

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AUGUST 16

            American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 86 36 .705 - 42 - 15 44 - 21 43 - 15 14 - 8 20 - 10 8 - 2 L 1 NY Yankees 75 45 .625 10 42 - 19 33 - 26 27 - 25 19 - 5 19 - 7 7 - 3 L 1 Tampa Bay 61 59 .508 24 34 - 24 27...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 15

          1905      Philadelphia A's Rube Waddell pitches a five-inning no-hit game, blanking the Browns, 2-0. The shortened masterpiece, which isn't officially considered a no-hitter, includes the southpaw striking out nine of the 15 St. Louis batters he faces before...

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AUGUST 15

          American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 86 35 .711 - 42 - 15 44 - 20 43 - 15 14 - 8 20 - 10 9 - 1 W 5 NY Yankees 75 44 .630 10 42 - 18 33 - 26 27 - 24 19 - 5 19 - 7 7 - 3 W 1 Tampa Bay 60 59 .504 25 34 - 24 26 -...

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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 record....

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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 19 - 5 19 - 7 6 - 4 L 1 Tampa Bay 60 58 .508 24 34 - 24 26 -...

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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 second for...

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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 fortunate, when...

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