This day in baseball: World Series rookie dominance

On October 16, 1909, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Tigers, 8-0, to win the World Series, four games to three.  Rookie pitcher Babe Adams hurled a complete-game shutout in Game Seven, having also won Games One and Five.

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Quote of the day

That’s the way baseball go.

~Ron Washington

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Trick plays in baseball

Here’s a nice collection of trick plays to bring a smile to your face.  Some of these plays are downright genius in their conception and flawless in their execution.  Most took place at the major league level, but there are a handful of college ones in there, too.


This day in baseball: First World Series sweep

The Boston Braves completed the first World Series sweep in baseball history on October 13, 1914.  The Braves defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 3-1, to win the Series, four games to none.

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1914 Boston Braves (Wikipedia)


Joke: Who beats whom

Of course, this year’s Red Sox don’t quite work with this joke.  Perhaps I should have replaced them with the Royals.

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A couple recently got a divorce and they decided to move away from each other and go their separate ways. So, the father sat down and talked with his son and he said “Son, I think that it is best that you go and live with your mother.”

The kid said, “No, I won’t, because she beats me.”

Then, the mother came in and talked to the son, “I think it is best that you go and live with your father.”

“NO. NO,” he replied, “He beats me.”

So then, both the parents sat down and said to their son, “Well, if we both beat you, then who do you want to live with?”

The son said, “The Red Sox. They can’t beat anyone.”


Quote of the day

The only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.

~Pete Rose

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This day in baseball

On October 9, 1894, Jack Manning of the Philadelphia Quakers (Phillies) became the first player in franchise history to hit three home runs in a single game.  The outfielder accomplished the feat in an 11-7 loss to the White Stockings at Chicago’s Lake Front Park.

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Jack Manning (Wikipedia)