Week 4

Thursday, Sept. 23

Marshall at Appalachian State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN


Friday, Sept. 24

Middle Tennessee at Charlotte | 6:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Wake Forest at Virginia | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Liberty at Syracuse | 8 p.m. | ACC Network

UNLV at Fresno State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN


Saturday, Sept. 25

Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin (Soldier Field in Chicago) | 12 p.m. | FOX

Georgia at Vanderbilt | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

Missouri at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ESPN2

Bowling Green at Minnesota | 12 p.m. | ESPNU

Wagner at Temple | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Miami (Ohio) at Army | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

FIU at Central Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Richmond at Virginia Tech | 12 p.m. | ACC Network

LSU at Mississippi State | 12 p.m. | ESPN

Boise State at Utah State | 12 p.m. | CBS

Villanova at Penn State | 12 p.m.

New Hampshire at Pitt | 12 p.m. | ESPN+/ACCNX

Ohio at Northwestern | 12 p.m.

SMU at TCU | 12 p.m.

Texas Tech at Texas | 12 p.m. | ABC

UMass at Coastal Carolina | 1 p.m. | ESPN+

Central Connecticut at Miami (Fla.) | 12:30 p.m. | ESPN3

San Jose State at Western Michigan | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas State at Eastern Michigan | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Toledo at Ball State | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Washington State at Utah | 2:30 p.m.

Maine at Northern Illinois | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Texas A&M at Arkansas (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 3:30 p.m. | CBS

Rutgers at Michigan | 3:30 p.m.

Wyoming at UConn | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Iowa State at Baylor | 3:30 p.m.

Colorado State at Iowa | 3:30 p.m.

UTSA at Memphis | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Clemson at NC State | 3:30 p.m.

Towson at San Diego State | 3:30 p.m. | Stadium

Louisville at Florida State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Illinois at Purdue | 3:30 p.m.

Kent State at Maryland | 3:30 p.m.

Kansas at Duke | 4 p.m. | ACC Network

Georgia State at Auburn | 4 p.m. | SEC Network

Arkansas State at Tulsa | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

Charleston Southern at East Carolina | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

Louisiana at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

Buffalo at Old Dominion | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

UCLA at Stanford | 6 p.m.

Texas Southern at Rice | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Tennessee at Florida | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Kentucky at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Nebraska at Michigan State | 7 p.m.

North Texas at Louisiana Tech | 7 p.m.

Kansas State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Navy at Houston | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network

Southern Miss at Alabama | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network

West Virginia at Oklahoma | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

Akron at Ohio State | 7:30 p.m.

Hawai’i at New Mexico State | 8 p.m.

Indiana at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | CBSSN

Troy at UL Monroe | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

FAU at Air Force | 8 p.m.

UAB at Tulane | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

New Mexico at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN+

Cal at Washington | 9:30 p.m.

South Florida at BYU | 10:15 p.m.

Arizona at Oregon | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN

Oregon State at USC | 10:30 p.m.

Colorado at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m.



Sunday, September 19, 2021

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX

Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

New England Patriots at New York Jets 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals 1:05p (MT) 4:05p FOX

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4:05p (ET) 4:05p FOX

Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS

Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS

Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens 8:20p (ET) 8:20p NBC

Monday, September 20, 2021

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (Mon) 7:15p (CT) 8:15p ESPN

The Chicago Cubs finally made it back to the World Series after a seven year absence thanks to the timely pitching of Henry Borowy. Acquired on waivers in late July after he had compiled a 10-5 record for the New York Yankees, the “newbie” proceeded to win eleven of thirteen decisions and helped Chicago fight off the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League pennant race. Their opponents, the American Leagues’ Detroit Tigers were a familiar post-season rival. The Tigers were shooting for their second World Series crown; their only previous Series title had come in 1935, against the Cubs. The Cubs were eyeing their third Series championship; their two titles came in 1907 and 1908 at the Tigers’ expense.

Borowy had more than earned the start for Game 1 and he proved himself again and again as he held the Tigers to six singles and was a 9-0 victor as the Cubs bombed twenty-five-game winner Hal Newhouser. Bill Nicholson singled, tripled and drove in three runs for Chicago, which got two runs batted in apiece from Phil Cavarretta and Mickey Livingston. Virgil Trucks, a sixteen-game winner for Detroit in 1943 (and only recently discharged from the United States Navy), pitched a seven-hitter in Game 2 and won, 4-1, as midseason service returnee Hank Greenberg unloaded a three-run homer in the fifth. Four days earlier, on the final day of the American league schedule and in a game that marked Trucks’ only appearance of the regular season, Greenberg smashed a pennant-clinching, grand slam in the ninth inning against the defending American League champion St. Louis Browns.

In Game 3, Chicago’s Claude Passeau tossed a one-hitter in which Rudy York singled to left field with two out in the second and led the National Leaguers to a 3-0 triumph. Following his teammate’s cue, Ray Prim sat down the first ten Detroit batters he faced in Game 4, but after yielding a walk, two singles and a double in what became a four-run fourth for the Tigers, Prim was pulled in favor of Paul Derringer. While Derringer and fellow relievers Hy Vandenberg and Paul Erickson pitched shutout ball the rest of the way, it was to no avail. Detroit’s 4-1 triumph, fashioned on Dizzy Trout’s five-hit pitching set the tone for the rest of the contest. Now manager Charley Grimm went to Borowy, not once, not twice, but three times. Grimm, in his second year with the Cubs, was obviously impressed with Borowy’s combined regular-season record of 21-7, his second-half heroics (which netted him the National League’s ERA title with a 2.14) and his 56-30 mark with the Yankees.

Grimm’s newest “go-to-guy” held Game 5 to a 1-1 tie after five innings in which he matched Newhouser, who had just led the American League in victories (twenty-nine in 1944), strikeouts for the second successive season and topped the American League with a 1.81 ERA. Unfrotunately, it would be his turn to fall short as the Tigers’ pitcher would be the one to go the distance. Borowy was pulled after allowing four straight hits at the outset of the sixth as Detroit scored four runs in the inning and swept to an 8-4 victory. Greenberg continued to perform at the plate and slugged three more doubles for the Tigers.

Trucks and Passeau went at it for Game 6 and both dominated the other’s line-up for over four innings. Trucks blinked first and was routed in the Cubs’ four-run fifth which featured Stan Hack’s bases-loaded single. Passeau followed his opponent to the dugout in the seventh after Detroit managed to score twice. After the Cubs answered with two runs in their half of the inning, it was 7-3, Chicago. But Detroit struck for four runs in the eighth, the game-tying run coming on a Greenberg homer. Suddenly Manager Steve O’Neill’s Tigers were in a position to close out the Cubs in six games. Dizzy Trout came on in relief for Detroit in the last of the eighth, and when the 7-7 game moved into the ninth, Grimm decided to make another pitching change. Having followed Passeau with Hank Wyse (the Cubs’ top winner of ’45 with twenty-two victories) and Prim, Grimm now wanted Borowy back. Once again, the “newbie” delivered, holding Detroit at bay with four scoreless innings. Then, in the bottom of the twelfth, with two out and Billy Schuster at first base as a pinch-runner (for Frank Secory, who had come through with a pinch single), Hack hit a drive to left field that took a weird bounce and bounded over Greenberg. The hit, ruled a double, scored Schuster and gave Borowy and the Cubs a crucial 8-7 victory.

As the Tigers prepared to close the door on the Cubs and the 1945 season, Chicago’s newest hero was selected to keep his team alive in Game 6. The Chicago press had questioned the decision and printed that Grimm was making a serious mistake by using Borowy who was going on one day of rest after pitching the final four innings of Game 6. He had also pitched into the sixth inning in Game 5 and many wondered if his arm would hold up. The decision would prove costly as the fatigued pitcher yielded singles to the Detroit’s first three batters, Skeeter Webb, Eddie Mayo and Doc Cramer. Grimm, realizing that Borowy had done all he could for the ’45 Cubs, told his weary pitcher to call it a day. Paul Derringer came in as relief for Chicago, but by the end of the inning Detroit had scored five runs. The well-rested Newhouser went the distance for the 9-3 victory, allowing ten hits and striking out ten Cubs. Once again Chicago had come up short (their seventh Series loss) and even worse, it was (once again), to the Tigers.

1901 The Superbas establish a new franchise record for runs scored in a game when routing the Reds, 25-6. Brooklyn tallies 11 times in the fifth inning during the League Park contest played in Cincinnati.
1905 In Detroit’s 8-5 loss to Washington, 18 year-old Tiger rookie outfielder Ty Cobb hits a three-run homer off Washington’s Cy Falkenberg. The American League Park inside-the-park round-tripper off is the first of the 117 home runs for Georgia Peach, who will lead the league just once during his 24-year career, hitting 9 in 1909.
1908 When Fred Merkle fails to touch second base after an apparent game-winning hit, scoring McCormick from third costs the Giants a 2-1 win over the Cubs with the ump calling him out and ruling the game a tie. The play, dubbed ‘Merkle’s Boner,’ will eventually cost the Giants the flag.
1916 Allowing only one walk during a twin bill with the Cincinnati Reds, Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Phillies wins both ends of a doubleheader, 7-3 and 4-0, to establish a National League record. The future Hall of Famer will repeat the feat on September 3, 1917, against the Brooklyn Robins at Ebbets Field.
1930 In a slugfest played at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl, the Cardinals set a franchise record, collecting 26 hits in a 19-16 victory over the Phillies. It will be another seventy-eight years before the Redbirds have an equal amount of hits in a game.
1933 Tom Oliver strikes out as a pinch-hitter in his final major league at-bat, ending his four-year career with 2,073 homerless plate appearances. The 30 year-old Red Sox outfielder’s long-ball drought sets a modern record, but nineteenth-century catcher Bill Holbert, who also never went deep throughout his entire career, made 2,396 trips to the plate without hitting a home run.
1939 In the first game of a twin bill, Brooklyn’s third baseman Cookie Lavagetto reaches base seven consecutive times as the Dodgers rout the Phillies, 22-4. The 26-run Shibe Park contest takes only two hours and five minutes to complete.
1947 Before the game against the Giants in a sold-out Ebbets Field, the Dodgers staged Jackie Robinson Day. The Brooklyn rookie, who endured much grief this season as the game’s first black player in modern times, is touched when his teammates crowd around home plate to participate in the ceremony.
1949 With the Indians eliminated from the pennant race, team owner Bill Veeck and a few players, serving as pallbearers, hold funeral services for the 1948 pennant, using a horse-drawn hearse to take the casket with the 14-by-20-foot flag for burial behind the center-field fence at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The buried item has disappeared, causing some superstition fans to believe the missing pennant is why the Tribe hasn’t won a World Series since the ceremony.
1952 The Dodgers clinch the National League pennant with a 5-4 victory over the Phillies in the first game of a twilight twin bill at Ebbets Field. Brooklyn becomes the first team since 1948 to capture the Senior Circuit flag before the season’s final game.
1955 The Yankees clinch their 21st American League pennant by beating Boston in the nightcap at Fenway Park, 3-2. The team, who will lose the World Series to Brooklyn in seven games, will finish the season three games ahead of Cleveland.
1956 🇩🇴 Ozzie Virgil becomes the first Dominican to reach the majors. The 23 year-old Monte Cristi native, who will also see his son Ozzie catch in the big leagues, plays third base for the Giants.
1956 Due to the enforcement of a curfew, the Sunday contest between the Dodgers and Pirates is postponed with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, sending the 44,932 fans, the largest crowd in Forbes Field’s history, home. The game will be completed tomorrow with Brooklyn maintaining their 8-3 advantage over Pittsburgh.
1957 Ted Williams extends his consecutive on-base streak to a major league record 16 when he reaches base five straight times in the Red Sox’ 9-4 victory over Washington at Griffith Stadium. During his run, the ‘Splendid Splinter’ has collected two singles, four home runs (in consecutive at-bats), and nine walks, and reaches base when hit by a pitch.
1957 The Braves clinch the National League pennant, defeating the Cards 4-2 thanks to Hank Aaron’s 11th inning home run. Milwaukee’s accomplishment marks the first time since 1950 that a team that plays its home games in the state of New York team hasn’t finished first in the National League.
1962 In his first major league start, 17 year-old first baseman Ed Kranepool gets his first hit, an eighth-inning double at the Polo Grounds in the Mets’ 2-1 walk-off victory over Chicago. When the former James Monroe High School standout retires, he will be the franchise leader in eight offensive categories, including collecting 1418 hits during his 18 seasons with the team.
1965 In an 11-5 complete-game victory at Wrigley Field, Jim Bunning breaks the Phillies’ season record for strikeouts when Cubs shortstop Jimmy Stewart becomes his 242nd victim of the year. The right-hander, who finishes the campaign fanning 268 batters, surpasses the mark established in 1915 by Pete Alexander.
1969 In an 8-3 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park, Red Sox first baseman Carl Yastrzemski hits his 200th career home. Yaz, who will hit 452 homers during his 23-year tenure in the major leagues, blasts a third-inning pitch off starter Mel Stottlemyre to reach the milestone, and then adds #201 in the eighth off Lindy McDaniel.
1969 Exactly one year after their manager suffered a heart attack, the Mets give Gil Hodges a reason to relax a bit when the team clinches a tie for the NL East flag, beating the Cardinals, 3-2, on a Bud Harrelson’s11th inning walk-off single off Bob Gibson. Before the Shea Stadium victory, Linton H. Bishop, Jr., the skipper’s cardiologist, had sent him a telegram that read, “Happy to see you’re No. 1. Hope your team does as well as your heart.”
1969 In his last major league at-bat, John Miller homers, making the Dodger only the player, joining Cubs’ back catcher Paul Gillespie’s accomplishment in 1945, to hit a home run in his first and last plate appearance in the major leagues. In 1966, as a Yankee, he went deep in the first of only 61 big league career at-bats in which he would collect only ten hits, including the two memorable round-trippers to start and end his 32-game career.
1973 The A’s clinched their third straight AL West division title, beating Chicago at Comiskey Park, 10-5. Vida Blue notches his 20th victory, joining teammates Ken Holtzman (21) and Catfish Hunter (21) as a 20-game winner, with White Sox right-hander Wilbur Wood suffering his 20th defeat, bringing the knuckleballer’s record to 24-20.
1978 While riding as a passenger in a car, Lyman Bostock is killed by the estranged husband of Barbara Smith, who mistakenly shoots the 27 year-old Angel outfielder in the right temple while attempting to murder his wife. After the first trial results in a hung jury, Leonard Smith, the perpetrator, is found not guilty by reason of insanity and will serve only seven months after the verdict, prompting the Indiana legislature to change the state’s laws regarding insanity.
1979 In a ten-inning 7-4 Cardinal victory over New York, Lou Brock steals his 938th and final base to surpass Billy Hamilton’s mark established last century. In 1977, the St. Louis outfielder broke Ty Cobb’s modern major league record of 892 thefts.
1983 With a 6-2 win over the team which traded him, Phillies’ southpaw Steve Carlton records his 300th victory, beating the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Redbirds traded the future Hall of Fame left-hander to Philadelphia for Rick Wise.
1984 At Tiger Stadium, Willie Hernandez establishes a franchise record when he converts his 32nd consecutive save opportunity, holding the Yankees to one run over two innings in Detroit’s 4-1 victory. The closer’s mark will last for 27 years until it is broken in 2011 by Jose Valverde.
1984 The Tigers defeat the Yankees, 4-1, making Sparky Anderson the first manager to win 100 games in a season in each league. As skipper of the ‘Big Red Machine,’ his team won 108 games in 1975 and 102 in 1976.
1986 Astros rookie southpaw Jim Deshaies, en route to tossing a two-hit shutout with ten strikeouts, sets a major league record by striking out the game’s first eight batters. The 26 year-old left-hander streak ends in the top of the third inning when Dodger pinch-hitter Larry See, batting for the opposing pitcher, pops out to second baseman Bill Doran.
1987 Albert Hall, needing a three-bagger to complete the cycle, hits a bases-empty, two-out triple in the bottom of the ninth inning, and will score the decisive run on Dave Smith’s wild pitch, giving Atlanta a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Houston. The 29 year-old outfielder is the first Braves’ player to hit for the cycle since 1910 when Bill Collins accomplished the rare feat.
1988 Jose Canseco of the A’s becomes baseball’s first 40-40 player when he swipes his 39th and 40th base in a 14-inning victory over the Brewers, 9-8. The Oakland slugger, who will finish the season with 42 homers and 40 stolen bases, will never have a 30-30 season in his 17 years in the major leagues.
1992 Leadoff hitter Bip Roberts ties the National League record with his tenth consecutive hit, a first-inning single in the Reds’ 3-0 victory over Los Angeles at Chavez Ravine. The Cincinnati left fielder’s streak ends when he grounds out in the fifth inning, facing Dodger starter Pedro Astacio.
1996 Atlanta beats the Expos, 8-2, to clinch the National League East. The Braves become the first National League team to take five straight division titles.
1997 The Mariners break the record for the most home run by a major league team when Jay Buhner goes deep for the club’s 258th round-tripper of the season in the first inning of the 4-3 victory over Anaheim at the Kingdome. The eventual AL Division Champs will have six players hit at least 20 homers, breaking the record established last year by the Orioles, and will extend the mark to 264 round-trippers by season’s end.
1997 The Marlins, with a 6-3 victory over the Expos at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, clinch their first-ever postseason berth. Florida, which reaches the playoffs in just their fifth year in existence, will become the youngest franchise ever to win a World Championship.
1998 With an 8-4 victory over the Indians, the 1998 Yankees tie the 1927 team for the most wins in franchise history. The Bronx Bombers’ 110 victories pull them within one game of the American League’s 111 wins by the 1954 Indians.
1998 With his team ahead 7-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning with the bases full of Brewers and two outs, Cubs’ outfielder Brant Brown drops Geoff Jenkins’s routine long fly ball to left field, allowing three runs to score, giving Milwaukee an 8-7 walk-off win at County Stadium. The infamous error will be immortalized by Ron Santo’s radio call when the broadcaster mournfully exclaims, “Nooooooooo!!!!!” as the ball rolls toward the ivy-covered wall.
1998 Craig Biggio becomes the first player since Tris Speaker in 1912 to accumulate 50 stolen bases and 50 doubles in the same season. The Astros second baseman reaches the milestone when he swipes second in the top of the sixth inning in the team’s 7-1 victory over St. Louis in Busch Stadium.
1998 In Chicago’s 8-7 loss at Milwaukee, Cubs’ outfielder Sammy Sosa goes deep, hitting his 64th and 65th homers to tie Mark McGwire in the historic home run race. After both sluggers blast their 66th in two days to stay even, ‘Big Red’ will collect four more round-trippers in the final two days of the season to finish with 70.
1999 In a 12-4 Orioles victory over the A’s at Camden Yards, Albert Belle becomes only the third player in baseball history to hit four doubles in one game twice during his career, and the first one to do so in one season. Along with the Baltimore designated hitter, Gavvy Cravath and Bill Werber are the two other major leaguers to accomplish the feat.
1999 With a crowd of 27,549 fans, the Yankees break the New York City season attendance record with a total of 3,072,009. The Mets had previously held the record when 3,047,724 turned the turnstiles in 1988.
2000 Joining Frank Robinson, Devil Rays’ Fred McGriff becomes only the second player in major league history to hit 200 homers in both the American and National League.
2000 Surpassing the major league team mark shared by the 1997 Braves and the 1999 Indians for grand slams in a season, Ben Grieve’s seventh-inning home run with bases loaded gives the A’s a record-breaking 13 grand slams. The four-run homer off Mariner’s right-handed reliever Jose Paniagua fuels the team’s 8-4 victory at Safeco Field.
2000 Rafael Palmeiro becomes the 32nd major leaguer to hit 400 career homers as he hits a three-run shot in the fifth inning of a 15-4 defeat to the Angels at the Ballpark in Arlington (TX).
2001 Sammy Sosa sets a major league record with his third three-homer game of the season, hitting #’s 56, 57, and 58 off Astros’ rookie Tim Redding. Slammin’ Sammy also accomplished the feat against the Rockies (August 9) and the Brewers (August 22).
2001 Alex Rodriguez’s 48th home run breaks Ernie Banks’ major league record for most in a season by a shortstop, which ‘Mr. Cub’ established in 1957. The homer also ties the Rangers’ infielder with Frank Howard (1969 as a Senator) for the franchise record for home runs in a season.
2001 At Camden Yards, Yankee closer Mariano Rivera establishes a franchise single-season record when he saves his 47th game, a 5-4 victory over Baltimore in 10-innings. Dave Righetti set the previous set the mark in 1986.
2001 Barry Bonds ties Sammy Sosa for the second-most home runs in a season, hitting his 66th round-tripper off rookie Jason Middlebrow. The Giants’ left fielder also sets a major league record with 34 road homers, passing Babe Ruth (1927) and Mark McGwire (1998), who both had 32 dingers away from home.
2002 In the last public event in 32 year-old Cinergy Field, over 40,000 fans attend a softball game featuring Reds greats of the ‘Big Red Machine’ against an all-star team of players made up from the same era. Pete Rose is allowed to participate in the non-affiliated MLB game and receives a tremendous ovation from the Cincinnati fans.
2005 Jimmy Rollins’ first-inning single makes the shortstop’s 28-game hitting streak the longest by a Phillies player in over one hundred years. Ed Delahanty got at least one hit in 31 consecutive contests for the Philadelphia’s National League franchise during the 1899 season.
2005 As a result of the merger of Bank One and JP Morgan Chase & Company, the Diamondbacks’ home field, Bank One Ballpark, is renamed Chase Field. Arizona fans, who have affectionately come to call the stadium ‘Bob,’ will be comforted to know the team will continue to employ D. Baxter Bobcat as the team’s mascot.
2006 In Milwaukee’s Miller Park, Barry Bonds hits his 734th career homer, surpassing Hank Aaron, and establishes a new all-time National League home run mark. The historic long ball hit by the unpopular 42 year-old Giants slugger receives little fanfare in the city in which ‘Hammerin’ Hank,’ a former player for the Braves and Brewers, is a local legend.
2006 With one home game left on the schedule, the Dodgers break their single-season attendance record established in 1982 as the team sells 3,708,723 tickets to its games played in Chavez Ravine. The actual turnstile count set the previous record of 3,608,881, the method formerly used by the National League to count fans.
2006 At Camden Yards, Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons hits a foul ball straight back over the screen that hits a fan in the rib cage. The injured patron is the batter’s wife, Laura.
2007 At Petco Park, the Rockies beat the Padres, 7-3, for their 84th win of the season to break a club record. Jeff Francis, who gives up seven hits and two runs in his eight innings of work, ties Kevin Ritz (1996) and Pedro Astacio (1999) for club victories and establishes a new franchise mark for left-handers, winning his 17th game of the campaign.
2007 Mike Mussina becomes the 45th pitcher in major league history to win 250 games when the Yankees beat the Blue Jays in the Bronx, 7-5. ‘Moose’ insists that the game ball go to Joba Chamberlain, the rookie phenom who picks up his first career save.
2007 In front of the largest crowd of the season, the Nationals, in the last major league game played at RFK, beat Philadelphia, 5-3, to finish their three-year stay at the 41 year-old Washington, D.C. stadium with a home win-loss record of 122-121. The ballpark, the former home of the expansion Senators and the NFL’s Redskins, had served as the Nats’ home since 2005 when the franchise shifted from Montreal to the District of Columbia.
2007 Milton Bradley tears an anterior cruciate ligament when his manager Bud Black spins him to the ground, preventing him from going after umpire Mike Winters in the eighth inning of a 7-3 loss to the Rockies. The Padres’ left fielder will miss the rest of the season due to the injury, and baseball suspends the first base ump for the remainder of the season without pay for his actions during the confrontation.
2008 With a 5-4 victory over the Indians at Fenway Park, the Red Sox earn at least a wild-card playoff berth. Boston’s win eliminates the Yankees, who had appeared in 13 consecutive postseasons, spanning Derek Jeter’s entire career.
2008 The Tigers, bowing to the Royals, 5-0, fall into last place in the American League Central Division, getting blanked for the 13th time this season. After making significant moves in the offseason, Detroit appeared to be one of the best teams in baseball.
2008 For the third consecutive season, the Marlins have established a new franchise record for home runs. Josh Willingham’s second inning round-tripper, the club’s 202nd, sets the new mark in Florida’s 9-4 loss to the Nationals.
2008 Tim Lincecum sets the Giants’ single-season record with 252 strikeouts. The San Francisco right-hander whiffs nine Colorado batters in 4.1 innings to surpass Jason Schmidt, who had 251 K’s in 2004.
2008 Jose Reyes collects his 200th hit of the season with a bases-loaded triple in a much-needed Mets 6-2 victory over the Cubs at Shea Stadium. The 25 year-old shortstop joins Lance Johnson (1996) as one of the only two players in franchise history to reach the esteemed plateau.
2009 After signing him to a one-year contract extension for 2010, the Braves announce Bobby Cox will retire as the manager of the Braves after next season. The 68 year-old skipper has led the team to a string of 14 consecutive postseason appearances and a world championship during his 24-year tenure in Atlanta.
2009 Trailing 8-0 at Dodger Stadium, the Giants take the lead, scoring nine runs in the top of the seventh inning. Although L.A. will come back twice to tie the score with clutch two-out hits in the eighth and ninth, San Francisco tallies four runs in the top of the tenth frame for the 14-10 victory.
2010 The lone run in the Blue Jays’ 1-0 victory over Seattle at the Rogers Centre scores in the first inning when Jose Bautista hits his 50th home run of the season, making the right-fielder the 26th player to reach the coveted plateau. Prince Fielder (50) and Alex Rodriguez (54) most recently reached the milestone in 2007.
2010 Ichiro Suzuki, with his fifth-inning single off Toronto’s Shawn Hill, becomes the first major leaguer to compile ten consecutive 200-hit seasons, breaking the record he shared with Willie Keeler. The Mariner outfielder now has more 200-hit seasons than any player in AL history, surpassing Ty Cobb, and joins Pete Rose as the only other player with ten seasons with 200 or more hits.
2011 Starlin Castro collects his 200th hit on with a leadoff single off Chris Carpenter in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Cardinals to become only the 10th player to accomplish the feat before the age of 22 years old and the youngest Cub in franchise history to do so in a single season. Chicago’s 21-year-old shortstop, en route to finishing the season with a league-leading 207, reaches the milestone being two years younger than Billy Herman (1932) and Augie Galan (1935), who were both 23 at the time.
2011 The Brewers win their first division title in 29 years when they beat Florida 4-1. Ryan Braun’s three-run home run in the eighth inning, breaking the 1-1 deadlock, is the decisive blow in the Miller Park clincher.
2011 The Rangers’ 5-3 victory over Seattle, coupled with a Halos’ loss, clinches the AL West division. The title is the second in a row for Texas and the fifth in franchise history.
2011 The Diamondbacks beat San Francisco, 3-1, to win the NL West division for the first time in four years. Arizona, who finished 65-97 last season, clinched their worst-to-first title with an eighth-inning rally, much to the delight of the cheering fans at Chase Field.
2013 Alex Rios triples to right-center field in the sixth inning to complete the cycle in the Rangers’ 12-0 rout of Houston at the Ballpark in Arlington. The Texas outfielder doubled in the first inning, beat out an infield single in the third, and went deep with 18th homer in the next frame.
2013 With their 2-1 win over Chicago thanks to Starling Marte’s ninth-inning homer, along with Washington’s defeat in St. Louis, the Pirates will appear in the postseason for the first time since 1992. The victory assures the Bucs one of the two wildcard berths, with a division title still within reach.
2014 The Diamondbacks name Dave Stewart to be the team’s fourth general manager in franchise history. The former All-Star big league pitcher, a 20-game winner for four consecutive seasons beginning in 1987, will report to the Diamondbacks’ chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, who was his manager when he posted a 119-78 record (.604) during his eight seasons with the A’s.
Alexandria (3-1) at Eastbrook (5-0)
Anderson (1-4) at Kokomo (4-1)
Avon (0-5) at Fishers (3-2)
Batesville (3-2) at Lawrenceburg (4-1)
Beech Grove (2-3) at Monrovia (4-1)
Bellmont (0-5) at Leo (5-0)
Ben Davis (2-3) at Lawrence North (3-1)
Blackford (0-5) at Elwood (0-4)
Bloomington North (4-1) at New Albany (3-2)
Brebeuf Jesuit (5-0) at Indianapolis Roncalli (5-0)
Brownsburg (4-1) at Westfield (4-1)
Brownstown Central (5-0) at Seymour (1-3)
Calumet (4-1) at Griffith (2-3)
Carroll (Fort Wayne) (4-1) at Fort Wayne South (1-3)
Cascade (1-4) at North Putnam (1-3)
Caston (1-4) at North White (2-1)
Center Grove (5-0) at Lawrence Central (2-3)
Central Noble (5-0) at Lakeland (2-3)
Chesterton (4-1) at Portage (1-4)
Christel House Manual (0-4) at Bowman Academy (0-4)
Clarksville (1-4) at Perry Central (4-1)
Cloverdale (0-4) at Riverton Parke (1-3)
Columbia City (4-1) at New Haven (1-4)
Columbus North (2-3) at Terre Haute North (2-3)
Corydon Central (0-4) at Salem (2-1)
Covington (3-2) at South Newton (3-2)
Crawford County (2-2) at Springs Valley (4-1)
Culver (1-2) at Winamac (3-0)
DeKalb (0-5) at Huntington North (2-3)
Delphi (3-2) at Clinton Prairie (2-2)
East Noble (3-1) at Norwell (4-1)
Eastern (Greentown) (4-1) at Clinton Central (2-3)
Eastern Greene (1-4) at Paoli (2-1)
Eastern Hancock (3-2) at Milan (2-3)
Eastside (5-0) at Prairie Heights (2-3)
Edgewood (1-3) at Indian Creek (1-4)
Edinburgh (4-1) at Speedway (4-1)
Eminence (Ky.) at Switzerland County (1-3)
Evansville Central (1-4) at Jasper (5-0)
Evansville Memorial (4-1) at Evansville Bosse (2-3)
Evansville North (3-2) at Evansville Mater Dei (3-2)
Evansville Reitz (2-3) at Castle (4-1)
Floyd Central (1-4) at Columbus East (1-4)
Fort Wayne Dwenger (3-2) at Fort Wayne Concordia (1-4)
Fort Wayne Northrop (2-3) at Fort Wayne Luers (5-0)
Fort Wayne Wayne (1-4) at Fort Wayne Snider (3-1)
Frankton (2-3) at Mississinewa (2-2)
Fremont (2-3) at Churubusco (3-2)
Gary West (2-2) at West Central (1-4)
Greencastle (3-2) at Brown County (3-2)
Greensburg (1-2) at Franklin County (3-2)
Hagerstown (1-3) at Shenandoah (2-2)
Hamilton Southeastern (4-1) at Zionsville (3-2)
Hammond Central (1-4) at East Chicago Central (1-4)
Hammond Morton (1-4) at Indianapolis Cathedral (5-0)
Hanover Central (4-1) at Boone Grove (0-3)
Heritage Christian (5-0) at Covenant Christian (4-1)
Heritage Hills (4-1) at Gibson Southern (4-1)
Hobart (3-2) at Andrean (3-2)
Holy Cross (Ky.) at Providence (2-3)
Homestead (3-2) at Fort Wayne North (1-4)
Indianapolis Attucks (1-3) at Phalen Academy (1-3)
Indianapolis Chatard (1-4) at Guerin Catholic (1-4)
Indianapolis Ritter (0-5) at Triton Central (3-2)
Indianapolis Scecina (3-2) at Indianapolis Lutheran (5-0)
Indianapolis Tech (3-2) at McCutcheon (0-5)
Indianapolis Tindley (1-3) at Purdue Polytechnic (1-4)
Jay County (3-2) at Woodlan (2-3)
Jeffersonville (1-3) at Silver Creek (3-1)
Jennings County (1-4) at Bedford North Lawrence (2-3)
Jimtown (3-2) at South Bend Clay (0-5)
John Glenn (3-2) at Bremen (2-3)
Knightstown (0-4) at Cambridge City Lincoln (0-2)
Knox (1-4) at LaVille (3-1)
Lafayette Central Catholic (2-3) at Rensselaer Central (3-2)
Lake Station (1-2) at South Central (Union Mills) (0-3)
Lapel (4-1) at Traders Point Christian (2-3)
LaPorte (2-3) at Merrillville (5-0)
Lebanon (2-3) at Tri-West (4-1)
Lowell (2-3) at Kankakee Valley (3-2)
Maconaquah (1-2) at North Miami (0-5)
Madison (2-3) at Mitchell (3-1)
Madison-Grant (2-3) at Oak Hill (3-2)
Manchester (1-3) at Southwood (3-2)
Martinsville (3-2) at Whiteland (2-2)
Michigan City (2-3) at Lake Central (3-2)
Mishawaka (4-1) at Concord (4-1)
Mooresville (4-1) at Franklin (1-4)
Mount Vernon (Posey) (5-0) at Boonville (0-4)
Muncie Central (1-4) at Harrison (West Lafayette) (4-1)
Munster (2-3) at Highland (2-3)
New Castle (2-3) at Delta (3-2)
New Palestine (2-3) at Greenfield-Central (3-2)
New Prairie (4-1) at South Bend Adams (3-2)
Noblesville (2-3) at Franklin Central (3-2)
North Central (Indianapolis) (0-5) at Carmel (4-1)
North Daviess (4-1) at Linton-Stockton (5-0)
North Decatur (0-4) at Rushville (0-5)
North Harrison (1-4) at Eastern (Pekin) (0-2)
North Judson (4-1) at Culver Academy (3-2)
North Montgomery (1-2) at Crawfordsville (0-5)
North Newton (2-3) at Frontier (0-5)
North Posey (4-1) at Tecumseh (1-3)
North Vermillion (2-3) at Attica (0-2)
Northeastern (3-2) at Centerville (4-0)
Northview (3-1) at Terre Haute South (0-5)
Northwestern (0-4) at Tipton (5-0)
NorthWood (3-2) at Northridge (4-1)
Oblong (Ill.) at Dugger Union (0-1)
Parke Heritage (3-2) at South Vermillion (2-3)
Pendleton Heights (3-2) at Mount Vernon (Fortville) (4-1)
Penn (1-4) at Mishawaka Marian (3-2)
Perry Meridian (2-3) at Greenwood (1-4)
Pike (0-5) at Warren Central (4-1)
Pike Central (1-2) at North Knox (4-1)
Plainfield (3-2) at Decatur Central (4-1)
Plymouth (0-5) at Wawasee (0-5)
Princeton (1-4) at Washington (0-4)
Richmond (1-4) at Logansport (4-0)
River Forest (2-2) at Hammond Noll (1-2)
Rock Creek Academy (1-3) at West Washington (1-2)
Scottsburg (4-1) at Charlestown (3-2)
Seeger (3-2) at Fountain Central (3-2)
Sheridan (3-2) at Taylor (0-1)
Simon Kenton (Ky.) at Connersville (1-4)
South Adams (4-1) at Adams Central (4-1)
South Bend St. Joseph (2-3) at Elkhart (2-3)
South Bend Washington (2-1) at South Bend Riley (1-3)
South Dearborn (4-1) at East Central (4-1)
South Spencer (2-3) at Forest Park (2-3)
Southern Wells (0-5) at Bluffton (1-4)
Southmont (5-0) at Danville (4-1)
Southport (0-5) at Bloomington South (5-0)
Southside Home School at Indianapolis Shortridge (1-2)
Sullivan (3-2) at Owen Valley (5-0)
Tell City (3-2) at Southridge (2-3)
Tri-Central (2-3) at Carroll (Flora) (4-1)
Tri-County (0-4) at Heritage (1-4)
Triton (3-2) at Pioneer (3-2)
Twin Lakes (2-3) at Hamilton Heights (3-2)
Union County (3-2) at Union City (3-2)
Valparaiso (5-0) at Crown Point (3-2)
Vincennes Lincoln (1-4) at Evansville Harrison (0-5)
Wabash (0-4) at Northfield (3-2)
Warsaw (4-1) at Goshen (2-3)
Wes-Del (0-4) at Monroe Central (5-0)
West Lafayette (5-0) at Benton Central (0-3)
West Noble (2-3) at Garrett (3-2)
West Vigo (1-2) at South Putnam (4-1)
Western (3-2) at Lewis Cass (2-2)
Whiting (2-3) at Wheeler (3-1)
Whitko (1-4) at Tippecanoe Valley (5-0)
Winchester (2-3) at Tri (3-2)
Yorktown (3-2) at Shelbyville (1-1)

Kouts 10 Westville 0
Portage 3 LaPorte 1
Illiana Christian 7 Hanover Central 0
Eastbrook 2 Woodlan 0
Leo 2 Heritage 2
Mississinewa 1 Manchester 0
Lawrenceburg 10 Franklin County 0
Elkhart 8 South Bend Riley 0
Valparaiso 3 Crown Point 0
Kankakee Valley 1 Highland 0
Lake Central 3 Chesterton 2
New Castle 3 Rushville 0
Fort Wayne Snyder 2 Fort Wayne Dwenger 0
Hobart 3 Andrean 0
Indianapolis Tech 4 Providence Cristo Rey 0
Zionsville 3 Hamilton Southeastern 0

Rochester 7 Wabash 1
Chesterton 9 Michigan City 0
Bremen 2 Jimtown 0
DeKalb 9 Lakeland 0
Scecina 3 Triton Central 1
LaVille 2 Culver 1
Hobart 1 Boone Grove 1
Norwell 1 Heritage 0
Huntington North 3 Fort Wayne Wayne 0
Madison 1 Coryadon Central 1
Mississinewa 6 Marion 1
Maconaquah 2 Manchester 0
South Bend St. Joseph 3 Penn 0
Noblesville 3 Franklin Central 0
Hanover Central 10 Illiana Christian 1
Carmel 2 Center Grove 2
Mishawaka Marian 2 South Bend Adams 0
Bellmont 7 E. Noble 0

South Central 3 Morgan Twp. 0
Munster 3, Valparaiso 1
Culver Academies 3 LaVille 0
Knox 3 Hebron 0
Evansville Mater Dei 3 Tecumseh 1
South Adams 3 Fort Wayne Wayne 0
Mount Vernon 3 Triton Central 0
Madison Grant 3 Wabash 1
Wapahani 3 Monroe Central 0
Logansport 3 Manchester 1
Daleville 3 Shenandoah 0
Wes-Del 3 Frankton 0
Indiana Deaf 3 Tindley 0
Hamilton Heights 3 Lapel 0
South Vermillion 3 Riverton Parke 1
Yorktown 3 Greenfield Central 0
Andrean 3 Marian Catholic 1
Cascade 3 Decatur Central 1
Hanover Central 3 Hobart 0
Highlander 3 Kouts 1
Carmel 3 Noblesville 2
Covenant Christian 3 Monrovia 0
Evansville North 3 Evansville Central 0
Alexandria Monroe 3 Oak Hill 0
Brownsburg 3 Westfield 1
Churubusco 3 Fort Wayne Canterbury 0
Pike 3 Warren Central 0
Providence 3 Silver Creek 0

Philadelphia 4 Baltimore 3
Boston 12 NY Mets 5
Minnesota 5 Chicago Cubs 4
Chicago White Sox at Detroit postponed
Kansas City at Cleveland postponed
Tampa Bay 7 Toronto 1
NY Yankees 7 Texas 3
Houston 9 LA Angels 5 (12)
Seattle 4 Oakland 1
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati postponed
Washington 7 Miami 5
St. Louis 10 Milwaukee 2
Colorado 10 LA Dodgers 5
Atlanta 9 Arizona 2
San Francisco 8 San Diego 6

Omaha 4 Indianapolis 3

Nashville 5 Inter Miami 1
New England 3 Chicago 2
New York 1 New York City 1











The All-Star game was never celebrated as enthusiastically as it was in 1946. The war had ended, the marquee players had returned, and America was once again, able to enjoy it’s national pastime. Most of the players stated that they had never seen a more festive occasion and many of them had not seen their league rivals in several years.

The highlight of this game was the match-up of Ted Williams and Rip Sewell, the proud possessor of the “ephus” pitch. Sewell served Williams his famous trademark and although he struggled at first, he went four-for-four, driving in five runs. Bob Feller, riding on his twenty-sixth victory, three-hundred forty eight strikeout season, was the winning pitcher.