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Baseball history unpacked, April 16

Babe Ruth, Dizzy Dean, WGN is on the air, three no-hitters, and more

Welcome to Baseball History unpacked. I and my ever-filled iced mocha invite you to read our last episode, or any previous installments, which are available in this handy story-stream. Enjoy immoderately.

Please remember that these articles are for infotainment purposes only and are not intended to be the last word on anything.

Today in baseball history:

  • 1928 – Braves‘ pitcher Charlie Robertson has his glove removed from the game by umpire Charley Moran after the Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) complain the ball is acting strangely. The Boston hurler still manages to win, 3-2. (1)
  • 1929 – On Opening Day, the Indians become the first team to wear numbers on the back of their jerseys on a permanent basis when they edge Detroit at League Park, 5-4. The Tribe beat the Yankees in becoming the first team team to regularly don digits when the earlier-scheduled Bronx Bombers’ contest against Boston is washed out in New York. (1)
  • 1935 – Babe Ruth’s N.L. debut draws 25,000 to Braves Field. The Babe’s two-hit debut includes a 430-foot home run off Carl Hubbell, as Boston beats New York …Read the Rest

    Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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