View Full Version : This Day in Baseball History....October 24

10-25-2011, 05:35 AM
1885 - The St. Louis Browns defeat Chicago 13-4 in the 7th and last game in their series. The Browns claim the game 2 forfeit didn't count and therefore claim the championship. Each club receives $500.

1908 - Singing sensation Billy Murray hits the charts with "Take Me Out to the Ball Game‚" the 2nd‚ and most popular‚ of 3 versions to be released within a five-week period. Ironically‚ Murray's 1903 hit‚ "Tessie‚" is quickly adopted by Boston's Royal Rooters as their official theme song‚ much to the chagrin of Red Sox' opponents.

1912 - The Cubs name Johnny Evers to manage the team in 1913. Between 1912 and 1916‚ each member of the Tinker-Evers-Chance infield will manage the team.

1932 - Rogers Hornsby signs with the St. Louis Cardinals for $15‚000‚ strictly as a player. He had managed the Birds to the World Championship in 1926.

1963 - Yogi Berra is appointed manager of the Yankees.

1963 - Sandy Koufax is the unanimous winner of the Cy Young Award.

1969 - The New York City Human Rights Division hears arguments on the Bernice Gera case. Gera was rejected by the National Association of Baseball Leagues as the first female umpire. The NABL says she did not meet height‚ weight‚ and age standards.

1972 - Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson dies of heart disease at age 53. Robinson had become the first black ML player of this century with the 1947 Dodgers.

1972 - Three longtime infielders are released by their respective clubs: Bill Mazeroski (Pirates)‚ Maury Wills (Dodgers)‚ and Julian Javier (Reds).

1975 - Club owners‚ through the Player Relations Committee‚ respond to the October 7th Andy Messersmith suit‚ contending that "claims made by the [Players'] Association are not within the scope of the arbitration panel."

1986 - Bill Russell‚ 38‚ announces his retirement. He was the last member of the Dodgers Garvey-Lopes-Russell-Cey infield and is 2nd on the club's all-time games-played list with 2‚183.

1996 - The Yankees take their 3rd straight game in Atlanta‚ defeating the Braves‚ 1-0. Andy Pettitte records the win‚ while John Wetteland gets his 3rd save. John Smoltz is the hard-luck loser for Atlanta.

2004 - Boston takes a 2-game lead in the WS with a 6-2 win over St. Louis in Game 2. Curt Schilling gets the win for the Red Sox. Orlando Cabrera‚ Mark Bellhorn‚ and Jason Varitek each drive in a pair of runs.

2006 - MLB and the MLB Players Association reach an agreement on a new 5-year Collective Bargaining Agreement, one of the longest labor contracts in baseball history.

10-25-2011, 06:16 AM

why is this not in MLB forum..