George Steinbrenner “permanently ineligible” and Aaron hit 537th on This Day In Baseball

George Steinbrenner “permanently ineligible” and Aaron hit 537th on This Day In Baseball

George Steinbrenner “permanently ineligible” and Aaron hit 537th on This Day In Baseball

July 30th  1990, Commissioner Fay Vincent places New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner on the “permanently ineligible” list. “Steinbrenner was suspended for paying a private investigator to dig up dirt on Dave Winfield. Bud Selig would reinstate “The Boss” in 1993.

July 30th  1965- Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9 - 2 loss to the Giants. Bragan says he ordered the spitters to prove rules against them are not being enforced.

July 30th 2009, A story appearing in the New York Times alleges that Boston sluggers David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez are among the 104 major leaguers who have tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. The test results were supposed to have been confidential, but Alex Rodriguez's presence on the list had been leaked earlier in the year. Ortiz claimed that he was unaware of the positive test six years earlier and denied using steroids.

July 30th 1969, Hank Aaron blasts the 537th home run of his career moving him past Mickey Mantle on the all-time list.

July 30th  1983, the Atlanta Braves remove mascot ”Chief Noc-a-homa” and his teepee from left field to make room for more seating at Fulton County Stadium. The Braves would go on to lose 19 of their next 21 games before restoring the mascot and teepee.

July 30th  1909- After winning 13 in a row, Christy Mathewson loses to Pittsburgh 3-1, giving up four hits and three runs in the first inning. Red Ames relieves in the 2nd. Mathewson's record is now 15 and 3.

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