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    This Day in Baseball History August 6

    1906 The Red Sox are shut out for the fourth consecutive time establishing a new American League record.

    1941 Tiger pitcher Al Benton becomes the only major leaguer to have two sacrifice bunts in one inning as 17 batters come to bat in the third frame of a 11-2 rout of the Indians.


    1952 At the age of 47, Satchel Paige becomes the oldest pitcher major league history to hurl a complete-game shutout as he beats the Tigers in 12 innings, 1-0 .


    1967 Brooks Robinson hits into his fourth career triple play setting a major league record.


    1969 Twin manager Billy Martin punches Dave Boswell sending his pitcher to the hospital to get twenty stitches. The incident happened after a scuffle between Boswell and teammate Bob Allison.


    1972 Hitting his 660th and 661st career homers, Hank Aaron breaks Yankee legend Babe Ruth's record for most home runs with one team. Hammerin' Hank's' second homer of the day is a 10th inning blast which enables the Braves to beat the Reds, 4-3


    1973 Roberto Clemente becomes the first Latin-born player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.


    1981 The players approved a split-season format necessitated by a seven-week strike . The Yankees, A's, Phillies and Dodgers are declared the first-half champions and will be automatically qualified for the divisional series.


    1982 The Yankees trade 1978 play-off hero Bucky Dent to the Rangers for outfielder /first baseman Lee Mazzilli. In spite of hitting just .169, the popular Yankee infielder nearly was elected to the All-Star game by the fans.


    1986 Ranger infielder Toby Harrah hits a second inning grand slam and Larry Sheets and Jim Dwyer both go deep for grand slams in the Orioles' nine-run fourth as Texas beats Baltimore, 13-11 establishing a new record for bases-full homers in one game.


    1988 Pirate relief pitcher Jim Gott balks three times in the eighth inning bringing home to the winning run in a 5-3 loss to the Mets.


    1988 Cub reliever Goose Gossage becomes the second player in major league history to record 300 career saves as he retires one batter in a 7-4 victory over the Phillies.


    1988 Jose Canseco became the 11th player in major league history to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in a season. The A's outfielder, with 31 homers, joins the 30-30 club stealing second base with one out in the ninth inning for his 30th as Oakland beat the Mariners, 5-4.


    1993 Raising his average to .348, Padre outfielder Tony Gwynn singles off Rockie hurler Bruce Ruffin for his 2000th career base hit . (our thanks to Tom Lane for sharing this event for the web site)


    1998 Kevin McClatchy's vision of a new baseball-only stadium starts to becomes more of a reality as PNC Bank strikes a deal with the Pirates calling the Bucs' new home PNC Park.


    1999 Padre Tony Gwynn singles off of Expo rookie right-hander Dan Smith in the first inning to get his 3000th career hit; first base ump Kerwin Danley, Gwynn's college teammate,Vendella Gwynn, his mother celebrating her 64th birthday, and 13,540 Olympic Stadium fans help to celebrate the right fielder's milestone; he finishes the night 4-for-5 passing Roberto Clemente into 21st place on the all-time career hit list.


    2001 The Hall of Fame Veterans Committee comprised of five former players, five media members and five former executives, which was established in 1953, is to be replaced by a 90-member group made up of the members of the Hall of Fame (61), the recipients of the J.G. Taylor Spink award for writers (13), the Ford C. Frick award for broadcasters (13) and current Veterans Committee members (3). The new committee will be able elect players only once every two years and executives, umpires and managers only once every four years.

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    Was Martin Suspended ?!
    Did they have suspensions in those days??!!!
    Yankees Are Still the Best in the MLB! Better than ALL the Rest!!!!!

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    billy

    . Promoted to the parent Twins in 1969, he won a divisional title with a 97-65 record. But he was wasn't given a second season with Minnesota as he was fired, primarily because he had worked over pitcher Dave Boswell after being accidentally hit while trying to break up a barroom fight.

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    Thanks Capt'! Never heard of that living out here on the left coast!

    Wow he was a scuffler even then.... but this time for a good cause!
    Moral: Never get involved in Barroom Fights!
    Yankees Are Still the Best in the MLB! Better than ALL the Rest!!!!!

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