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Pete Rose banned and Ted Williams pitches on This Day in Baseball

Pete Rose banned and Ted Williams pitches on This Day in Baseball

Pete Rose banned and Ted Williams pitches on This Day in Baseball

On August 24, 1989, Pete Rose signs an agreement that bans him from baseball permanently. Commissioner Bart Giamatti announces that the agreement does not contain either “an admission or a denial” that Rose bet on baseball games. The ruling will prevent Rose from seeking future employment in the major leagues.

On August 24, 1971, Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs hits his 512th and final career home run. Banks’ homer helps the Cubs to a 5-4 victory.

How many fans wish they had a owner like this? August 24, 1951, St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck pulls off another one of his famous stunts. Veeck allows over 1,000 fans to act as “managers” during a game at Sportsman’s Park. The fans use placards to vote on lineup and strategy decisions.

August 24, 1969, the expansion Seattle Pilots trade knuckleball pitcher Jim Bouton to the Houston Astros for pitchers Dooley Womack and Roric Harrison. Bouton will become a celebrity one year later when his book, "Ball Four", is published and becomes a best-seller.

August 24, 1940 Left fielder Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox makes his only appearance as a pitcher going  the last two innings in a 12-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Williams allows three hits and one run while striking out Tiger slugger Rudy York. Joe Glenn, who caught Babe Ruth's last pitching appearance in 1933, is Williams’ catcher on this day.

 

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By This Day in Baseball
Friday, 24 Aug 2012

 

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