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...

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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 18 - 5 16 - 6 5 - 5 W 2 Tampa Bay 57 56 .504 22.5 33 - 23 24...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 7

              1907      Senators' hurler Walter Johnson wins his first major league game, beating the Indians, 7-2. The 19 year-old right-hander will compile a 417-279 (.599) record, along with an ERA of 2.17, during his 21-year career. 1923      Indian first baseman...

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AUGUST 7

          American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 79 34 .699 - 42 - 15 37 - 19 37 - 14 14 - 8 20 - 10 8 - 2 W 4 NY Yankees 69 42 .622 9 38 - 16 31 - 26 26 - 24 17 - 5 16 - 6 4 - 6 W 1 Tampa Bay 56 56 .500 22.5 32 - 23 24...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 6

              1890      John Reilly becomes the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle in different leagues when the Reds, who moved to the National League this season, beat Pittsburgh at League Park, 16-3. The Cincinnati first baseman hit for two cycles in 1883,...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 5

              1901      Burt Hart punches John Haskell and will be banned for life as a result of his assault on the umpire. The Orioles' first baseman will play only a total of 58 games in his major league career. 1921      Pittsburgh's radio station KDKA provides...

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AUGUST 5

          American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 78 34 .696 - 41 - 15 37 - 19 36 - 14 14 - 8 20 - 10 7 - 3 W 3 NY Yankees 68 41 .624 8.5 38 - 16 30 - 25 26 - 23 16 - 5 16 - 6 4 - 6 L 4 Tampa Bay 56 55 .505 21.5 32 - 22...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY AUGUST 4

              1908      In Brooklyn, the last-place Cardinals blank the Brooklyn Superbas (Dodgers), 3-0. The entire Washington Park contest is played with just one ball. 1910      In one of baseball's all-time classic pitching duels, A's Jack Coombs and White Sox...

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AUGUST 4

          American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 77 34 .694 - 40 - 15 37 - 19 35 - 14 14 - 8 20 - 10 7 - 3 W 2 NY Yankees 68 40 .630 7.5 38 - 16 30 - 24 26 - 22 16 - 5 16 - 6 5 - 5 L 3 Tampa Bay 56 54 .509 20.5 32 - 21...

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AUGUST 3

          American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 76 34 .691 - 39 - 15 37 - 19 34 - 14 14 - 8 20 - 10 7 - 3 W 1 NY Yankees 68 39 .636 6.5 38 - 16 30 - 23 26 - 21 16 - 5 16 - 6 5 - 5 L 2 Tampa Bay 56 53 .514 19.5 32 - 20...

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