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April 12 - President Calvin Coolidge throws out the first ball in Washington D.C. as the Washington Senators lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-2. Jump to: navigation, search April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Jump to: navigation, search The Washington Senators can refer to: The Washington Senators (officially named the Washington Nationals during the 1905–1956 seasons), an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986...


May 7 - New York Yankees Lou Gehrig christened the new right field pavillion at Chicago's Comiskey Park by parking a 9th inning grand slam there as the Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 8-0. Jump to: navigation, search May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig, born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig (born June 19, 1903 in New York City, New York -- died June 2, 1941 in New York City, New York,) was a Major League first baseman who played his entire career for the... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Comiskey Park (35th Street & Shields Avenue, Chicago, Illinois) was the ballpark in which the Chicago White Sox played from 1910 to 1990. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993...


May 11 in Detroit it's Ty Cobb day and more than 30,000 pay to see the former Detroit Tigers player in his first appearance at Navin Field in an A's uniform, with Eddie Collins on base in the first inning, Cobb drives a double into the overflow crowd to send home Collins for the first run of the game as the Philadelphia Athletics would eventually beat the Tigers 6-3. Jump to: navigation, search May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... This article refers to the largest city of Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American baseball player generally considered to be the greatest player of the dead ball era (1900 – 1920), although some contemporary observers would have chosen Honus Wagner or Tris Speaker. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Tiger Stadium, often called The Corner (as it is at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Street), is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... There have been three professional baseball teams based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania known as the Philadelphia Athletics: 1. ...


September 29 New York Yankees' Babe Ruth hit 2 home runs to tie his own 1921 record of 59 home runs as the Yankees beat the Senators 15-4. Jump to: navigation, search September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search George Herman Ruth (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), better known as Babe Ruth, also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


September 30 With the score tied 2-2 in the 8th inning, New York Yankee Mark Koenig triples and Ruth hits number 60 off Washington pitcher Tom Zachary for a 4-2 victory,over the Senators. His 60 home runs would not be broken for 34 years. Jump to: navigation, search September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... Jonathan Thompson Walton Zachary (born May 7, 1896 Graham, NC - died January 24, 1969 Burlington, NC) was a pitcher who had a 19 year career from 1918 to 1936. ...


October 8 in Game 4 of the World Series Babe Ruth's 5th inning home run gave the yankees a 3-1 lead, the Pittsburgh Pirates tied the game later a 3 apiece. in the 9th inning Yankee player Earle Combs walks, Mark Koeing beats out a bunt, and Ruth walks to fill the bases. 2 outs later, a wild pitch rolls far enough away for Combs to score the winning run. The Yankees win 4-3 and won their 2nd world championship. Jump to: navigation, search October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sports postseason each October. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Earle Bryan Combs (May 14, 1899 - July 12, 1976) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1920s and early 1930s. ...


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October 22 Ross Youngs Baseball Hall Of Famer Jump to: navigation, search October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... Ross Youngs Ross Middlebrook Youngs (April 10, 1897 - October 22, 1927) was a Major League Baseball outfielder best known for his superb defense and consistent hitting. ...


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Ross Youngs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (243 words)
Born in Shiner, Texas and educated at Texas Military Institute, Youngs made his major league debut in 1917 with the New York Giants and played his first full season in 1918, placing 6th in the league with a.302 batting average.
Youngs's career was abruptly cut short in 1926 when he was diagnosed with the kidney disorder which at the time was called Bright's disease.
Youngs was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.
Current Biography Excerpts: Baseball (8554 words)
Considered by most baseball authorities to be the best lead off batter in the game's history, Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A's possesses the four ideal traits of a number-one hitter--blazing speed, the ability to hit for both power and a high average, and a keen batting eye.
In one of the most lopsided trades in the history of professional baseball, in 1982 the Phillies sent the veteran Larry Bowa and the young prospect Sandberg, whose future was thought to be limited to duties as a utility infielder, to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a young shortstop.
He became involved in baseball at an early age as a third baseman, catcher, and pitcher on American Legion and sandlot teams, but he insists that he was merely a mediocre player.
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