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Pete Rose becaomes baseball's all-time hit leader

 

Pete Rose becaomes baseball's all-time hit leader

September 11, 1918 - The Red Sox win the World Series in game six, on Carl Mays's 2nd victory, a 2-1 three-hitter. Cubs pitchers compile a 1.04 ERA, while Boston's .186 batting average is the lowest ever for a World Series winner. They compensated for their poor showing at the plate by making just one error, a record not beaten this century in a 6-game World Series. The Cubs each earned $671, and the Red Sox $1,102 , the smallest winner's share ever earned. The inning by inning results of the game are relayed to Fort Devens, 58 miles away, via nine homing pigeons.

September 11, 1956 Yogi Berra ties the ML career record for home runs by a catcher in the Yankees' 9-5 victory over Kansas City. His 236th ties him with Cub great Gabby Hartnett.

September 11, 1974 At Shea Stadium, the Mets lose a 25-inning night game to the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-3. The seven-hour, four minute marathon is the longest game played to a decision in major league history. Only a thousand fans are on hand when the game ends at 3:13 a.m.

September 11, 1985 Pete Rose becomes baseball's all-time hit leader, singling to left center off Eric Show in the first inning of the Reds' 2--0 win over San Diego. His 4,192nd career hit breaks Ty Cobb's record before 47,237 fans at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium.

By Tom Hannon
Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012

 

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