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The following are the events that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball.

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August

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September

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October

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November

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Sources

1800s

1900s

  • 1905 - Waseda University of Tokyo defeated Los Angeles High School, 5–3, in the first game of an American tour. It was the first baseball game ever played by Japanese outside Japan. Waseda started a powerhouse tradition at Japan's Big Six universities that continues today.

1910s

1920s

1930s

  • 1939 - The first baseball game ever televised — Princeton against Columbia at Baker Field — was watched by a handful of viewers via W2XBS in New York City. Bill Stern announced the ten-inning victory of visiting Princeton, 2–1. Reviewing the game the next day, the New York Times reported, "it is difficult to see how this sort of thing can catch the public fancy."

1940s

  • 1945 - For the fourth time in four days, every American League game was postponed because of rain.

1950s

1960s

1970s

  • 1977 - The Chicago Cubs hit seven home runs in beating the San Diego Padres, 23–6, at Wrigley Field. Larry Biittner (two), Gene Clines, Steve Ontiveros, Dave Rosello, Jerry Morales and Bobby Murcer homered for the Cubs, with Biitner, Morales, and Murcer hitting consecutive shots in the fifth inning.
  • 1978 - Lee Lacy hit a pinch-hit home run to help the Dodgers in the 10–1 victory over Pittsburgh. It was Lacy's third consecutive home run in a pinch-hitting role, setting a major league record. His previous blasts were on May 2 and May 6.

1980s

  • 1985 - The Texas Rangers named Bobby Valentine as their new manager, replacing the departed Doug Rader. Under Rader, the Rangers had posted a record of 9-23, the worst in the major leagues. With Valentine at the helm, the Rangers will show some improvement, but will still finish last in the American League West.

1990s

  • 2001 - Ike Brown died from cancer in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 59. A popular member of the Detroit Tigers for six seasons, Brown was one of the last Negro League players that still active in the majors during the 1970s. The versatile Brown played every infield and outfield position but center field during his Tigers stint.

Births

  • 1860 - Frank Mountain, pitcher (d. 1939)
  • 1892 - Hal Carlson, pitcher (d. 1930)
  • 1903 - Cool Papa Bell, Hall of Fame Negro League player (d. 1991)
  • 1932 - Billy Hoeft, All-Star pitcher (d. 2010)
  • 1933 - Ozzie Virgil, infielder
  • 1948 - Carlos May, All-Star outfielder
  • 1952 - Porfi Altamirano, pitcher
  • 1957 - Pascual Pérez, All-Star pitcher
  • 1962 - Greg Mathews, pitcher
  • 1974 - Wiki González, catcher
  • 1975 - Scott Seabol, infielder
  • 1976 - José Guillén, outfielder
  • 1978 - Carlos Peña, infielder

Deaths

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