TheBaseballPage.com

Indians and Tigers trade managers and Satchel Paige makes his first start on This Day in Baseball

Indians and Tigers trade managers and Satchel Paige makes his first start on This Day in Baseball

Indians and Tigers trade managers and Satchel Paige makes his first start on This Day in Baseball

August 3, 2006, Phillies' infielder Chase Utley goes 3-for-6 against the Cardinals to extend his hitting streak to 35 games. The streak will be stopped the next day against the Mets. Utley hit in every game during the month of July, and raised his batting average 40 points during the streak.

August 3, 1997 - Phil Niekro, Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox, and Willie Wells are inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

August 3, 1980, Al Kaline, Chuck Klein, Duke Snider, and Tom Yawkey are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Kaline collected 3,007 hits and hit 399 homers in his career spent with the Detroit Tigers. Snider belted 407 homers and batted .295 in an 18-year career, spent mostly with the Dodgers. Klein starred in the 1930s, when he won an MVP Award, the Triple Crown, and a batting title for the Phillies. Yawkey was the popular longtime owner of the Boston Red Sox.

August 3, 1960, the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers make an unusual trade when they announce the swap of their managers. Cleveland's colorful general manager, Frank "Trader" Lane, sends Joe Gordon to the Tigers for Jimmy Dykes.

August 3, 1948, former Negro leagues star Satchel Paige makes his first major league start. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer pitches seven innings and earns the win as the Cleveland Indians defeat the Washington Senators, 5-3. A crowd of 72,434 attends Paige's first start.

August 3, 1914, New York Yankees catcher Les Nunamaker becomes the only major league player in 20th century history to throw out three base stealers in one inning. Nunamaker eliminates a trio of Detroit Tigers in the second inning.

Play Our Fantasy Game Today and Try Your Hand at Winning $250 for FREE

By This Day in Baseball
Friday, 3 Aug 2012

 

More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

May 29

  • 1990

    On May 29, 1990, Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A’s becom ...

  • 1976

    On May 29, 1976, Houston Astros pitcher Joe Niekro hits the ...

  • 1972

    On May 29, 1972, former major leaguer Morris “Moe” Berg ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Tommy Helms

2B, Boston Red Sox

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Harry Heilmann

1B, Detroit Tigers

Read Bio
Season Profile

1995 Detroit Tigers

As feared, the labor

Read Bio
Historical Figure

Charlie

 

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Jack Slattery

Cleveland Indians

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

PNC Park

Home of the National League's

Read Bio
No votes yet
Tagged:
Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Hall of Fame, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Senators

Comments

Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: