Tuesday, September 10, 2013
This Date In Baseball
Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
1912 -- Eddie Collins set a major league record with six stolen bases for the Philadelphia Athletics in a 9-7 win over the Detroit Tigers. Collins stole six more in a game on Sept. 22.
1918 -- The Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 behind the three-hit pitching of Carl Mays to win the World Series in six games. This was Boston's third championship in a four-year stretch -- 1915, 1916 and this season.
1956 -- Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Reds tied a rookie record for home runs in a season with his 38th homer of the year. The blow came off Steve Ridzik of the New York Giants and the Reds went on to an 11-5 victory.
1959 -- The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4, putting and end to reliever Roy Face's 22-game winning streak. It was his only loss of the season as he finished with an 18-1 record.
1974 -- It took the St. Louis Cardinals 25 innings -- 7 hours, 4 minutes -- to beat the New York Mets. A record 202 batters went to the plate, Felix Millan and John Milner had 12 appearances apiece.
1985 -- Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds became the all-time hit leader with his 4,192nd hit to break Ty Cobb's record. Rose lined a 2-1 pitch off San Diego pitcher Eric Show to left-center field for a single in the first inning. It was the 57th anniversary of Ty Cobb's last game in the majors.
1987 -- New York Mets third baseman Howard Johnson, with 34 homers, became the first National League infielder to reach 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season. His 30th stolen base came in the fourth inning of a 6-4, 10-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
1996 -- San Diego's Ken Caminiti broke his own major league record by homering from both sides of the plate in a game for the fourth time this season. In a 6-5 win over Pittsburgh, Caminiti homered left-handed in the fifth inning, hitting a two-run shot. Batting right-handed in the seventh, he hit a solo shot to break his record set last year.
2004 -- Barry Bonds broke his major league record for walks in a season during San Francisco's 5-3 win over Arizona. Bonds walked three times, once intentionally, to run his season total to 201, surpassing the record of 198 he set two seasons ago.
2006 -- Cody Ross tied two franchise records with three home runs and seven RBIs as Florida routed the New York Mets 16-5.
2008 -- Albert Pujols drove in his 100th run with a sixth-inning double in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Cubs, becoming only the third player in major league history to reach the milestone in his first eight seasons. Pujols also extended his major league-record streak of reaching 30 homers and 100 RBIs in his first eight seasons, two more than any player in history.
2009 -- Derek Jeter broke the New York Yankees' hits record held by Lou Gehrig for more than seven decades with an opposite-field single in the third inning against Baltimore. It gave Jeter 2,722 hits, one more than Gehrig, whose Hall of Fame career was cut short by illness in 1939. The captain kept right on going, too, with an RBI single in the fourth, but New York lost to Baltimore 10-4.
Today's birthdays: Mike Moustakas, 25; Kyle Blanks, 27; Andrew Cashner, 27; Jacoby Ellsbury, 30.