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Deb
05-10-2007, 07:38 AM
"Jackie Robinson was the greatest competitor I ever saw. He didn't win. He triumphed." -RALPH BRANCA, major league pitcher (1944-56)


1934 Ben Chapman, who will lead the protest against Jackie Robinson in 1947, shouts a racial slur at a Jewish fan in during a Yankee game.

1934 In an 11-3 rout over the White Sox at Comiskey Park, Lou Gehrig ties a big league record stroking four extra base hits which includes two doubles and two home runs. The Yankee first baseman accumulates the 12 total bases and seven RBIs in just five innings as he benches himself due to a severe cold.

1939 Phillies' backstop Dave Coble catches a ball thrown from the top of Philadelphia's City Hall. The rookie catcher handles the 521-foot dropped ball cleanly.

1967 Braves' outfielder Hank Aaron hits an inside-the-park homer off Phillie hurler Jim Bunning. It will be 'Hammerin' Hank's' only home run which doesn't clear the fence out of his record setting 755 round-trippers.

1970 Braves' Hoyt Wilhelm becomes the first major league pitcher to appear in 1000 games.

1981 Expos' hurler Charlie Lea no-hits the Giants, 4-0, becoming the first French-born pitcher to accomplish the feat.

1989 - Mark Langston no-hits Toronto for eight innings before Tom Lawless singles and the Blue Jays rally for three runs to beat Seattle 3-2. It is the third time already in 1989 that the Blue Jays have broken up a no-hit bid in the ninth inning.

1999 Pete Rose, banned from all aspects of the game by Commissioner Giamatti in 1989, appears as a special instructor for the newly created Sacramento Steelheads. The team plays in the Western Baseball League which is independent, and therefore not governed by major league baseball.

1999 In a 12-4 rout of the Mariners, Boston's shortstop Nomar Garciaparra hits two grand slams as well as a two-run homer becoming the first American League player to drive in 10 runs in a game since 1975.

2001 A MRI reveals White Sox first baseman and two-time Most Valuable Player Frank Thomas has a right tricep tear which will require surgery. The injury, caused by diving for a ground ball, will keep the 'Big Hurt' out of action for the rest of the season.

2005 Tony Peņa, the American League manager of the year in 2003, resigns as manager of the Royals. Bob Schaeffer, the team's bench coach, will try to improve the worst record in the big leagues (8-25) as he becomes Kansas City's interim skipper.


Baseball Birthdays on May 10...

* 1847 - Bunce, Josh
* 1849 - Gedney, Count
* 1857 - Jones, Henry
* 1862 - Wyman, Frank
* 1863 - Cattanach, John
* 1863 - McGarr, Chippy
* 1863 - Meister, John
* 1872 - Berte, Harry
* 1872 - Douglass, Klondike
* 1875 - Ferguson, Charlie
* 1881 - Crawford, Forrest
* 1884 - Beecher, Roy
* 1884 - Davidson, Bill
* 1891 - Geary, Bob
* 1895 - Hardgrove, Pat
* 1899 - Maguire, Freddie
* 1901 - Blankenship, Ted
* 1906 - Connell, Gene
* 1910 - Chamberlain, Joe
* 1911 - Gladu, Roland
* 1913 - Rubeling, Al
* 1914 - Bauers, Russ
* 1917 - Clemens, Chet
* 1920 - Grasso, Mickey
* 1931 - Bowman, Bob
* 1937 - Hickman, Jim
* 1938 - Ranew, Merritt
* 1941 - Berry, Ken
* 1946 - Fuentes, Miguel
* 1946 - Jarvis, Ray
* 1947 - Hosley, Tim
* 1947 - Cumberland, John
* 1962 - Thompson, Robby
* 1962 - Meyer, Joey
* 1965 - Butcher, Mike
* 1969 - Cummings, John
* 1969 - Schourek, Pete
* 1971 - Barker, Glen
* 1972 - Santana, Marino
* 1974 - Smith, Bobby

PsychoWard
05-10-2007, 11:04 AM
thats a lot of birthdays!