Today in Jewish baseball history
1946 — Sid Gordon hits a pinch-hit walk-off homer as the New York Giants defeat the Boston Braves 5-4 in the second game of a doubleheader. Game summary
1948 — Birmingham Barons runner Mickey Rutner fractures his collarbone but breaks up a ninth-inning double play by colliding with Nashville Cats second baseman Buster Boguskie, who tears several knee ligaments. Birmingham scores the winning run on the play and takes Game 4 of the Southern Association championship series 7-6.
1950 — Al Rosen sets an American League rookie record when he hits his 37th home run in the second inning of the Cleveland Indians’ 2-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The record stands until Mark McGwire breaks it in 1987. Game summary
1952 — Saul Rogovin pitches a two-hitter as the Chicago White Sox defeat St. Louis 6-2. Rogovin matches the Browns’ hit total with a pair of doubles. Game summary
1958 — Barry Latman allows three singles and strikes out nine for his first major-league complete game as the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City A’s 1-0. Game summary
1963 — In his final major-league game, Norm Sherry of the Mets bats against his brother Larry Sherry for the only time. Norm walks and eventually scores in New York’s 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Game summary
1992 — Ruben Amaro Jr. has three hits including triples in both the fourth and fifth innings, and drives in four runs as the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0. Game summary
1992 — Cleveland Indians catcher Jesse Levis goes 3-for-3, including his first of three career home runs — a solo shot off Kurt Knudsen — in a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Game summary
2001 — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green sits out against San Francisco because of Yom Kippur, ending the major leagues’ longest active consecutive-game streak at 415. The Giants win 6-4.
2013 — Commissioner Bud Selig announces his intention to retire upon the completion of his contract, scheduled to expire at the end of 2014. The 79-year-old chief executive has held the position since 1992, first on an interim basis, before being named permanently to the post nearly six years later.
2014 — The Milwaukee Brewers announce they will retire uniform No. 1 in honor of former team owner Bud Selig.
2016 — New York Mets scout Scott Hunter is named the Seattle Mariners’ director of amateur scouting.
MLB debut: Larry Yellen, 1963
Final MLB games: Heinie Scheer, 1923; Sammy Bohne, 1926; Sy Rosenthal, 1926; Goody Rosen, 1946; Norm Sherry, 1963; Alan Koch, 1964; Andrew Lorraine, 2002; Mike Koplove, 2007; Jason Hirsh, 2008