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Cobb steals five bases and Dodgers forfeit to Cardinals on This Day in Baseball

Cobb steals five bases and Dodgers forfeit to Cardinals on This Day in Baseball

Cobb steals five bases and Dodgers forfeit to Cardinals on This Day in Baseball

August 10th, 1924, Ty Cobb steals second base once, third base twice and home plate once in the Tigers' 13-7 win over Boston that puts them on top in the American League.

August 10th, 1944, Red Barrett of the Boston Braves throws only 58 pitches and shuts out the Cincinnati Reds 2-0. This is the major-league record for fewest pitches in a nine-inning game. The game takes one hour 15 minutes, the shortest night game ever.

On August 10th, 1977, Billy Martin installs Reggie Jackson as the Yankees' regular clean-up hitter. New York will win 40 of its final 53 games on the way to a World Series title with Jackson contributing 13 home runs and 49 RBIs.

August 10th 1981, the Phillies' Pete Rose passes Stan Musial to claim the number 4 spot on the all-time hit list when he collects his 3,631st off Cardinal hurler Mark Littell.

1985, Oakland's Dave Kingman becomes the 21st member of the 400 club after a 2 run bomb  off Matt Young in the first inning of the A's 11-5 win at Seattle.

On August 10th, 1995, the Cardinals are awarded a 2-1 victory by forfeit over the Dodgers at "Ball Day" at Dodger Stadium.

After striking out looking in the bottom of the 9th., Raul Mondesi is ejected for arguing the call. Tommy Lasorda also gets tossed when he joins the discussion. Taking matters into their own hands, the fans rained more than 200 balls they had received as souvenirs onto the field. The umps order the Cardinals into the dugout and award them the win by forfeit. It is the first forfeit in the major leagues since the infamous Disco Demolition Night, a promotion that occurred July 12, 1979.

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By This Day in Baseball
Friday, 10 Aug 2012

 

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