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This day in baseball: Cobb's first plate appearance

On August 30, 1905, an 18-year-old Ty Cobb came up in his first Major League at-bat against Jack Chesbro of the Highlanders.  Cobb doubled in the first inning of a 5-3 victory for the Detroit Tigers at Bennett Park.   15 more words

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This day in baseball: Double trouble

On August 25, 1936, the Boston Braves established a Major League record by hitting seven doubles in a single inning against the Cardinals.  Taking place in the first inning, the attack of doubles led the Braves to a 20-3 victory at Sportsman’s Park in St. 6 more words

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This day in baseball: I got it!

On August 21, 1908, Gabby Street of the Washington Senators took part in one of the most publicized stunts of the new century: he was going to attempt to catch a baseball dropped from the top of the Washington Monument, a distance of 555 feet.  26 more words

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This day in baseball: Farewell to the Sultan of Swat

On August 17, 1948, one day after Babe Ruth’s death, Yankee Tommy Henrich launched his fourth grand slam for the season, thus tying one of Ruth’s records.   36 more words

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This day in baseball: Royal milestone

On August 13, 2000, first baseman Mike Sweeney became the fastest Royal to reach 100 RBIs.  Sweeney reached the milestone on a home run, assisting Kansas City in its 10-5 victory over the Orioles.

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This day in baseball: Color television meets the MLB

On August 11, 1951, WCBS-TV in New York City televised the first-ever color broadcast of a baseball game.  The Boston Braves defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-1 in the first game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field.   31 more words

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This day in baseball

Devil Rays third baseman Wade Boggs collected his 3,000th hit on August 7, 1999 with a home run in the sixth inning off Indians pitcher Chris Haney.  26 more words

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