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Today in Jewish baseball history

1921 — Sammy Bohne goes 4-for-4 with two RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1.

1935 — Lou Brower hits a triple and three singles and also steals home as the Oklahoma City Indians defeat the San Antonio Missions 8-7 in the first game of a Texas League doubleheader. Brower hits another triple in his first at-bat in the nightcap, a 5-2 victory.

1945 — Making his second minor-league start, Duke Markell of the Hickory Rebels pitches a 4-0 no-hitter against the Thomasville Tommies in a North Carolina State League game.

1945 — Sol Mishkin is named manager of the Wellsville Yankees when Bob Crowe is suspended for 10 days and fined $50 by the Pony League for arguing with an umpire. Mishkin previously managed Wellsville to the 1943 league title.

1946 — Upon the resignation of manager Ray Berres, first baseman Mike Schemer takes over as player/manager of the Richmond Colts of the Piedmont League.

1951 — Sid Gordon hits a home run as the Boston Braves beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-4 in the first game to be televised in color. The Dodgers’ loss is their first after building a 13 1/2-game cushion in the National League, a lead they will eventually lose to force a playoff with the New York Giants.

1951 — Al Rosen and winning pitcher Early Wynn hit home runs as the Cleveland Indians defeat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 in front of a Ladies Night crowd of 70,119. It is Cleveland’s ninth straight win to stay tied with the New York Yankees for first place.

1958 — Joe Ginsberg’s seventh-inning homer gives Baltimore a 3-0 lead, and the Orioles hold on to beat the New York Yankees 3-2.

1960 — Sandy Koufax pitches a two-hitter and strikes out 13 as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0.

1963 — Barry Latman pitches a three-hitter as the Cleveland Indians defeat the Kansas City A’s 2-1.

1971 — Dave Roberts of the San Diego Padres and Tom Seaver of the New York Mets lock up in a classic pitchers’ duel, both tossing shutout ball for 10 innings, at which point Seaver is replaced by a pinch-hitter, having compiled 14 strikeouts. Roberts stays in the game, though, and wins 1-0 in 12 innings.

1976 — Larry Goldetsky cracks four hits, including two triples, to pace the Lethbridge Expos to a 10-5 victory over the Great Falls Giants in the Pioneer League.

2012 — Jason Marquis allows no hits through six innings before yielding an infield single, and finishes with a two-hitter as the San Diego Padres defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0. Marquis also collects two hits.

2017 — A group that includes former player Derek Jeter makes a successful bid of $1.2 billion to acquire the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria. The main financier behind the group is New York-based businessman Bruce Sherman.

Birthday: Andrew Lorraine, 1972

Final MLB game: Don Taussig, 1962

Items based on the author’s “Day by Day in Jewish Sports History” (KTAV, 2008)

 

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