When occured: 
Thu, 1928-07-12

Baseball's biggest battery is recorded‚ appropriately‚ with the New York Giants‚ as Garland "Gob" Buckeye‚ a 260 pound pro football lineman in the off-season‚ makes his NL pitching debut with 250 poundShanty Hogan behind the plate. The Giants lose to the Cardinals. In a significant move‚ the Giants purchase 25-year-old lefty Carl Hubbell from Beaumont for an amount rumored to be the most ever paid for a Texas League player.


More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

July 06

  • 1990

    On July 6, 1990, Whitey Herzog resigns as manager of the St. ...

  • 1986

    On July 6, 1986, Bob Horner of the Atlanta Braves ties a maj ...

  • 1983

    On July 6, 1983, the American League and National League sta ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Reggie Jackson

CF, Kansas City Athletics

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Mel Ott

OF, New York Giants

Read Bio
Season Profile

New York Yankees 193

Three straight years

Read Bio
Historical Figure

National Association

The National Association of

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Walter Alston

St. Louis Cardinals

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

L. A. Wrigley

Wrigley Field was a ballpark

Read Bio
Carl Hubbell, Garland Buckeye, New York Giants, Shanty Hogan
Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: