Sunday, June 8, 2014

Can't Predict Baseball: Leaving, On A Jet Plane

On this day in 1934 the Reds become the first team to travel in an airplane when the Cincinnati General Manager Larry MacPhail flew 19 of his players to Chicago to play the Chicago Cubs. In 1946 the New York Yankees will become the first team to fly on a regular basis using the "Yankee Mainliner" for team travel.

On this day in 1939 the New York Yankees really earned the Bronx Bomber nickname as they set a franchise record for home runs in a single game with eight against the Athletics. The mark the Yankees set will not be tied for 68 years as the Yankees beat the A's 22-3 on this day.

On this day in 1951 White Sox relief pitcher Marv Rotblatt became the first pitcher to be driven in from the bullpen when he enters in a black Cadillac that was supplied by a local funeral home for the White Sox pitchers. The White Sox would lose the game to the New York Yankees 4-2 at the old Comiskey Park.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)