This Date In Baseball

Updated: August 7, 2014, 8:26 AM ET
Associated Press

Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA

By The Associated Press

Aug. 10

1901 -- Frank Isbell of the Chicago White Sox set an AL record by stranding 11 teammates on the basepaths.

1944 -- Charles "Red" Barrett of the Boston Braves threw only 58 pitches to beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 in a nine-inning game.

1957 -- Mickey Mantle became the first player to clear the center-field hedge at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium when his 460-foot homer hit the base of the scoreboard. The Yankees beat the Orioles, 6-3.

1969 -- Cesar Tovar of Minnesota broke up the second no-hit bid against the Twins by a Baltimore pitcher. Tovar singled with no out in the ninth off Mike Cuellar. Earlier in the year, Tovar singled with one out in the ninth to spoil Dave McNally's bid.

1971 -- Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins hit his 500th home run in the first inning off Baltimore's Mike Cuellar to become the 10th player to hit 500 or more in a career. Killebrew also hit No. 501 off Cuellar but the Orioles won 4-3.

1981 -- Major league baseball resumed play after a two-month strike. In the St. Louis Cards-Phillies game at Philadelphia, attended by 60,561 fans, Pete Rose broke Stan Musial's NL hit record when he singled for his 3,631st hit. It came off Mark Littell in the eighth inning.

1995 -- Ball Night at Dodger Stadium turned into the first forfeit in the majors in 16 years. Los Angeles forfeited a game to the St. Louis Cardinals after fans threw souvenir baseballs onto the field three times. The game was called with one out in the bottom of the ninth.

2002 -- Sammy Sosa hit three three-run homers before being pulled for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the sixth inning in the Chicago's 15-1 rout of Colorado.

2003 -- Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal turned the 12th unassisted triple play in major league history against the St. Louis Cardinals. With runners on first and second in the fifth inning, Furcal made a leaping grab of pitcher Woody Williams' liner. The runners were going, and Furcal stepped on second base to double up Mike Matheny before tagging out Orlando Palmeiro.

2004 -- Barry Bonds became the first player in major league history to hit 30 home runs in 13 consecutive seasons, hitting a solo shot off John Grabow in the seventh inning of San Francisco's 8-7 loss to Pittsburgh. Bonds has hit 30 homers in 14 seasons, one shy of Hank Aaron's record.

2006 -- Boston's Curt Schilling tied the AL record by allowing 10 extra-base hits in a 5-4 loss to Kansas City. Schilling gave up nine doubles and a home run, matching the mark set by Washington's Dale Gear in 1901 and equaled by Cleveland's Luis Tiant in 1969.

2009 -- Troy Tulowitzki had five hits, hit for the cycle and had a career-high seven RBIs to help Colorado beat the Chicago Cubs 11-5. Tulowitzki was the sixth player in the majors to hit for the cycle this season.

2011 -- Joey Votto hit the last of Cincinnati's three solo homers, spoiling Kevin Millwood's return to the majors with a 3-2 win over Colorado. Votto's leadoff homer in the sixth snapped a 2-all tie. Edgar Renteria and Jay Bruce also homered off the 36-year-old Millwood.

Today's birthday: Wilson Ramos 27.

Aug. 11

1907 -- In the second game of a doubleheader, shortened by agreement, Ed Karger of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched a seven-inning perfect game, beating the Boston Braves 4-0.

1926 -- Tris Speaker of Cleveland hit his 700th career double but the Indians lost to the Chicago White Sox, 7-2. The double came in the third inning off Joe Edwards.

1929 -- Babe Ruth hit his 500th career home run in the second inning off Willis Hudlin at Cleveland's League Park. The homer was Ruth's 30th of the year, but it wasn't enough as the Indians beat the Yankees 6-5.

1951 -- Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Giants 4-0, dropping the Giants 13½ games behind the first-place Brooklyn Dodgers. 1961 -- Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves scattered six hits to beat the Chicago Cubs, 2-1, for his 300th career victory.

1970 -- Philadelphia's Jim Bunning beat the Houston Astros 6-5 to become the first pitcher to win 100 games in both leagues since Cy Young.

1986 -- Cincinnati player-manager Pete Rose, 45, singled four times and doubled to set a NL record with the 10th five-hit game of his career. Rose drove in three runs in a 13-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants, to move one ahead of Max Carey for the record.

1987 -- Mark McGwire of the Athletics broke Al Rosen's AL rookie record by hitting his 38th home run in Oakland's 8-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.

2001 -- Barry Bonds hit his 50th homer of the season to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 9-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs. No player had reached 50 home runs faster than Bonds.

2002 -- Sammy Sosa hit a grand slam and drove in five runs in the Chicago Cubs' 12-9 victory over Colorado to set an NL record for RBIs in consecutive games with 14.

2004 -- Randy Wolf homered twice and threw seven solid innings to lead Philadelphia to a 15-4 victory over Colorado. Wolf, who has four career homers, went 3-for-3 and scored three runs.

2007 -- Rick Ankiel homered twice and drove in three runs, the latest power display by the former pitcher, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1.

2010 -- Arizona tied a major league record by hitting four consecutive home runs, with Adam LaRoche, Miguel Montero, Mark Reynolds and Stephen Drew all connecting in the fourth inning of an 8-2 win over Milwaukee. The Diamondbacks became the seventh team in history to accomplish the feat. Milwaukee starter Dave Bush became the first pitcher in the majors to give up four straight home runs since the New York Yankees' Chase Wright did it against Boston on April 22, 2007.

2013 -- After Mariano Rivera blew a third straight save for the first time in his famed career, Brett Gardner homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the New York Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Rivera with a record 643 saves, had never failed three in a row in 936 relief appearances.

Today's birthdays: Drew Storen 27; Colby Rasmus 28; Pablo Sandoval 28; Melky Cabrera 30.

Aug. 12

1921 -- Philadelphia's George Smith gave up 12 hits and still pitched a shutout as the Phillies beat the Boston Braves 4-0.

1948 -- In the second game of a doubleheader, the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Browns 26-3 with a 29-hit barrage. The Indians set a major league record as 14 different players hit safely.

1964 -- Mickey Mantle hit a home run both left- and right-handed in a 7-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. It was the 10th time in his career and a major league record for switch-hit homers in a game.

1966 -- Art Shamsky of the Cincinnati Reds connected for three home runs in a 14-11, 13-inning loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at Crosley Field. Two of the homers came in the 10th and 11th innings. The game featured 11 homers by both clubs. Shamsky entered the game in the eighth inning for defensive purposes. In the bottom of the eighth, Shamsky hit a two-run homer to put the Reds ahead 8-7. Shamsky hit a solo shot to tie the game 9-9 in the 10th. Shamsky came back the in 11th inning with a two-run homer to tie the game again, 11-11. The Pirates scored three runs in the 13th for the victory.

1974 -- Nolan Ryan of the California Angles struck out 19 Boston Red Sox for a 4-2 victory.

1986 -- Don Baylor of the Boston Red Sox set an AL record when he was hit by a pitch for the 25th time for the season, breaking the record he had shared with Bill Freehan (1968) and Norm Elberfield (1911). Kansas City's Bud Black was the pitcher as the Royals completed a doubleheader sweep with a 6-5 victory.

1988 -- The Boston Red Sox set an AL record with their 23rd straight victory at home, beating the Detroit Tigers 9-4. Boston surpassed the league mark of 22 set by the 1931 Philadelphia Athletics.

1994 -- Major league baseball players went on strike for the sport's eighth work stoppage since 1972.

2001 -- Mark McGwire hit his 575th career home run and St. Louis beat the New York Mets 4-1. McGwire's last 11 hits had been homers.

2007 -- Bobby Jenks pitched a perfect ninth inning in the Chicago White Sox's 6-0 loss to Seattle, breaking David Wells' American League record and tying the major league record of 41 straight batters retired. Jim Barr also set down 41 straight for San Francisco in 1972.

2008 -- David Ortiz hit two three-run homers in a 10-run first inning and Boston, despite blowing a 10-0 lead, beat Texas 19-17 in a wild game. The combined 36 runs tied in AL record set on June 29, 1950, when the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Athletics 22-14. The Red Sox actually trailed and eventually pulled it out on Kevin Youkilis' two-run homer, his second of the game.

2010 -- Casey McGehee set a franchise record with his ninth straight hit, going 4 for 4 and leading the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. McGehee had a solo homer, a two-run double, an RBI single and another single.

Today's birthdays: Chris Owings 23; Jose Tabata 26; Zack Cozart 29.

Aug. 13

1906 -- Jack Taylor of the Chicago Cubs was chased by Brooklyn in the third inning, ending a streak of 187 complete games and 15 relief games that Taylor had finished without relief help.

1910 -- The Brooklyn Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates played to an 8-8 tie. Each team had 38 at-bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, two errors, five strikeouts, three walks, one hit batsman and one passed ball.

1931 -- Tony Cuccinello of the Cincinnati Reds had six hits in six at-bats in the first game of a doubleheader at Boston. Cuccinello had a triple, two doubles and three singles to knock in five runs as the Reds won 17-3.

1948 -- Satchel Paige, 42, pitched his first major league complete game against the Chicago White Sox. Paige gave up five hits en route to 5-0 Cleveland victory.

1969 -- Jim Palmer of the Orioles, plagued by arm trouble the year before, threw an 8-0 no-hitter against the Oakland A's in Baltimore.

1978 -- The Baltimore Orioles benefited from the rain-out rule. The Orioles were leading New York 3-0 after six innings but the Yankees scored five runs in the top half of the seventh. Heavy rains ended the game in the bottom half of the inning and the score was reverted to the end of the last completed frame giving the Orioles the triumph. This rule was changed in 1980.

1979 -- St. Louis' Lou Brock reached the 3,000-hit plateau with an infield hit off Chicago Cubs pitcher Dennis Lamp. St. Louis won the game 3-2.

2004 -- J.T. Snow, Giants, hit three home runs, had four RBIs, and scored five runs to power San Francisco to a 16-6 rout of Philadelphia.

2004 -- Kansas City rookies Abraham Nunez and John Buck both hit grand slams to lead the Royals past the Oakland Athletics 10-3. It was the first time in club history the Royals have hit two grand slams in one game -- which also ties a major league record. Buck and Nunez were the first rookie teammates to hit grand slams in the same game since the rookie rule went into effect in 1957.

2005 -- New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera blew his first save since April 6 in a 7-5 win over Texas. Rivera had converted a career-best 31 consecutive saves before allowing Kevin Mench's two-run, game-tying single in the ninth.

2006 -- Travis Hafner tied Don Mattingly's single-season grand slam record with his sixth of the year as Cleveland routed Kansas City 13-0.

2009 -- Jonny Gomes homered in his first three at-bats in Cincinnati's 7-0 victory over Washington. Gomes hit two-run homers in the second and fourth innings and added a solo shot in the sixth before striking out in the eighth. It was the second three-homer game of his career.

2010 -- Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey threw a 1-0 one-hitter, allowing a sixth-inning single to pitcher Cole Hamels, and the Mets shut out the Phillies once again. The Mets blanked the high-scoring Phillies for the fourth straight time at Citi Field.

2013 -- Paul Goldschmidt hit the first pitch of the 11th inning for a game-ending home run after leading off the ninth with a tying homer, to help Arizona beat Baltimore 4-3 with a walk off blast for the second straight night. Arizona won the series opener yesterday when Adam Eaton hit the first pitch of the ninth inning into the pool in right field.

Today's birthdays: Brandon Workman 26; J.J. Hoover 27; Boone Logan 30.

Aug. 14

1937 -- The Detroit Tigers scored 36 runs (16-1 and 20-7) against the St. Louis Browns in a doubleheader sweep to set major league record. Pete Fox of the Tigers scored eight of the runs in the doubleheader.

1958 -- Vic Power of the Cleveland Indians stole home twice, the 8th and 10th innings, in a 10-9 win over Detroit. He had only three steals all year.

1961 -- The Philadelphia Phillies dropped their 17th straight game, a 9-2 loss to Dick Ellsworth and the Chicago Cubs. It was also the 11th consecutive complete game thrown against the Phillies.

1969 -- On an off-day after a three-game sweep by the Astros in Houston, the New York Mets fell to third place, 9½ games behind the Chicago Cubs.

1971 -- St. Louis right-hander Bob Gibson pitched a no-hitter, blanking the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-0. Jose Cruz made a running catch of Milt May's 400-foot drive to center in the seventh inning and third baseman Joe Torre made a leaping stab of Dave Cash's bad-hop grounder in the eighth inning.

1981 -- Jeff Burroughs of the Seattle Mariners hit three home runs in a 13-3 rout of the Minnesota Twins in the second game of a doubleheader.

1982 -- Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies, in his first at-bat of a 15-11 victory over the Montreal Expos, passed Hank Aaron and moved into first place on the all-time at-bat list with 12,365.

1987 -- Oakland's Mark McGwire set a major league rookie record with his 39th homer of the season to help the A's to a 7-6, 12-inning victory over the California Angels. McGwire gave the A's a 5-3 lead in the sixth when he hit the two-run homer off Don Sutton.

1998 -- Baltimore's Chris Hoiles became the ninth major leaguer and first catcher to hit two grand slams in one game against the Cleveland Indians. Hoiles homered in the third inning off Charles Nagy and in the eighth against Ron Villone to lead the Orioles to a 15-3 victory.

2002 -- Trevor Hoffman became the first reliever in major league history to have 30 or more saves in eight straight seasons in San Diego's 6-2 win over the New York Mets.

2006 -- Matt Diaz went 4-for-5 with a homer, tying an NL record by hitting safely in 10 consecutive at-bats, and Chipper Jones homered in three straight plate appearances to lead Atlanta to a 10-4 victory over Washington.

2007 -- Atlanta manager Bobby Cox set a dubious record in the Braves' 5-4 victory over San Francisco. Cox was tossed after the fifth for arguing a called third strike -- the 132nd ejection of his career to break the mark originally set by Hall of Famer John McGraw.

2008 -- Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez and Juan Uribe hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning to tie a major league record and the White Sox beat the Royals 9-2. Thome hit a two-out, three-run shot off Joel Peralta. Konerko followed with his 12th homer and Ramirez hit his 11th before Robinson Tejeda came on to pitch. Uribe, homerless in his 107 previous at-bats, greeted him with his fourth of the year.

2008 -- Oakland reliever Brad Ziegler started his career by not allowing a run in 39 consecutive shutout innings -- including the eighth -- to tie a 59-year-old major league record for relievers set by Cleveland's Al Benton in 1949. Tampa Bay's B.J. Upton ended Ziegler's run with an RBI double in the ninth.

2009 -- Felix Pie became the fourth player in Orioles history to hit for the cycle, and Baltimore tied club records for extra-base hits and doubles in a 16-6 rout of the Los Angeles Angels.

2010 -- Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees hit three homers in an 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Rodriguez drove in five runs, taking over the major league RBIs lead with 97. Rodriguez led off the sixth inning with a 412-foot shot against the Royals starter Sean O'Sullivan. Rodriguez added a two-run drive off Kanekoa Texeira in the seventh that carried 419 feet and put the Yankees on top 6-3. A-Rod connected in the ninth against Greg Holland for the most impressive drive, a 439-foot shot that landed in the water fountains in left field.

2011 -- The Chicago Cubs stopped Dan Uggla's 33-game hitting streak and rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5. Uggla's streak was the longest in the majors in five years. He was 0 for 3 with an RBI.

2011 -- Albert Pujols hit the longest home run at six-year-old Busch Stadium and St. Louis overcame an injury to starter Edwin Jackson in a 6-2 win over Colorado. Pujols' two-run drive in the first was estimated at 465 feet.

2013 -- Alfonso Soriano homered twice for the second straight night and drove in a career-high seven runs, giving him a staggering 13 RBIs in two games while powering the New York Yankees to an 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Soriano hit an early grand slam and became the third player to knock in at least six runs in back-to-back games since RBIs became an official statistic in 1920. The others were Texas' Rusty Greer in August 1997 and Milwaukee's Geoff Jenkins in April 2001.

Today's birthdays: Esmil Rogers 29; Chris Valaika 29; Clay Buchholz 30; Juan Pierre 37.

Aug. 15

1905 -- Rube Waddell of the Philadelphia Athletics pitched a five-inning no-hit game to beat the St. Louis Browns 2-0.

1914 -- Brooklyn's Jake Daubert set a NL record with four sacrifice hits in the second game of a doubleheader against Philadelphia.

1916 -- In a classic pitching duel, Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox beat Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators, 1-0, in 13 innings at Fenway Park.

1945 -- The Chicago Cubs routed the Brooklyn Dodgers 20-6, at Ebbets Field. Paul Gillespie knocked in six runs with two home runs and a single to lead the attack.

1955 -- Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves hit a home run off Mel Wright of the St. Louis Cardinals to give Spahn a homer in every NL park.

1975 -- Baltimore manager Earl Weaver was ejected twice by umpire Ron Luciano. Weaver was thrown out in the first game and was ejected before the second game.

1989 -- Dave Dravecky of the San Francisco Giants, in his second start after coming back from cancer surgery on his pitching arm, broke his arm but earned the win in a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Expos. Dravecky entered the sixth inning with a three-hit shutout. He gave up a leadoff home run to Damaso Garcia and hit Andres Galarraga with a pitch. After throwing a wild pitch to Tim Raines, he collapsed to the ground and clutched his left arm in agony.

1990 -- Philadelphia's Terry Mulholland pitched the record eighth no-hitter of the season as the Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-0. The season's eighth no-hitter surpassed the modern record of seven set in 1908 and 1917.

1990 -- Mark McGwire hit a grand slam in the 10th inning to become the first major league player to hit 30 or more homers in his first four seasons and lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

2001 -- Trevor Hoffman pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 300th career save, completing a two-hitter that lifted the San Diego Padres over the New York Mets 2-1.

2005 -- Randy Winn hit for the cycle in his first four at-bats in San Francisco's 7-3 win over Cincinnati.

2006 -- Jose Reyes homered three times in the New York Mets' 11-4 loss to Philadelphia.

2011 -- Jim Thome hit his 600th home run an inning after he hit No. 599 to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 9-6. Thome became the eighth major league player to reach 600, hitting a three-run shot off Daniel Schlereth in the seventh inning to give Minnesota a 9-5 lead.

2012 -- Felix Hernandez pitched the Seattle Mariners' first perfect game and the 23rd in baseball history, overpowering the Tampa Bay Rays in a brilliant 1-0 victory. It was the third perfect game in baseball this season -- a first -- joining gems by Chicago's Philip Humber against the Mariners in April and San Francisco's Matt Cain against Houston in June, and it was the sixth no-hitter. It was the second no-hitter this season for the Mariners. A six-pack of Seattle pitchers tossed a combined no-hitter against the Dodgers in June.

2012 -- San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended 50 games following a positive test for testosterone, putting an abrupt end to what had been an MVP-caliber regular season. Cabrera was leading the National League in hitting.

Today's birthdays: Jarrod Dyson 30; Oliver Perez 33.

Aug. 16

1920 -- Shortstop Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians was hit in the head with a pitch in the fifth inning by New York's Carl Mays. Chapman suffered a fractured skull and died the next day. It is the only field fatality in major league history.

1927 -- Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees became the first player to clear the roof at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Ruth's home run came off White Sox pitcher Tommy Thomas in the 8-1 win.

1947 -- Ralph Kiner hit three successive home runs to become the first Pirates player to ever accomplish the feat as Pittsburgh beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-7 at Forbes Field.

1950 -- Hank Thompson hit two inside-the-park home runs in the Giants' 16-7 rout of the Brooklyn Dodgers at the Polo Grounds.

1964 -- Curt Flood of the St. Louis Cardinals had eight straight hits in a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers won the first game 3-0 and the Cardinals took the second, 4-0.

1967 -- Jim Maloney of Cincinnati retired 19 consecutive Pirates but had to leave the game after he injured his ankle by stepping in a hole at Forbes Field. Billy McCool allowed two hits over the final 2 2-3 innings to give the Reds a 4-0 victory over Pittsburgh.

1996 -- With 23,699 fans at the 25,644-seat Estadio Monterrey, the San Diego Padres defeated the New York Mets 15-10 in the first major league regular-season game played outside the United States or Canada.

2005 -- Bobby Bragan became the oldest manager of a pro baseball game when the 87-year-old managed the Fort Worth Cats of the Central League for one game against Coastal Bend. Hall of Famer Connie Mack previously held the record, but Bragan eclipsed Mack by eight days. Bragan was tossed out of the game in the third inning after he went on the field following the ejection of a player.

2006 -- Bruce Froemming umpired his 5,000th major league game -- second-most in big league history. Bill Klem worked 5,374 games from 1905-40.

2011 -- Albert Pujols of St. Louis reached 30 home runs for the 11th consecutive season in a 5-4, 11-inning loss to Pittsburgh. Pujols connected in the sixth inning off the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jeff Karstens. The NL home runs leader became the first player in major league history to hit 30 homers in each of his first 11 seasons.

2013 -- Grant Holman of Chula Vista, Calif. struck out 13 and became the first player to toss a no-hitter in the Little League World Series since the 85-pitch rule was put in place in 2007. Holman led Chula Vista into the second round with a 3-0 seven-inning victory over Grosse Pointe, Mich. Holman also became the first pitcher since 1979 to throw an extra-inning no-hitter in the LLWS.

2013 -- Alfonso Soriano drove in four more runs and Andy Pettitte avoided his first-inning troubles to lead New York to a 10-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Soriano was 3 for 4 with a hit-by-pitch and a three-run homer in the third that made it 6-0. In his last four games, Soriano had 13 hits with five homers and a record-tying 18 RBIs, becoming just the sixth player to drive in that many during that span.

Today's birthdays: Justin Grimm 26; Yu Darvish 28; Martin Maldonado 28; Daric Barton 29; Matt Harrison 28; Ryan Hanigan 34.

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