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Today in Jewish baseball history

1907 — Moxie Manuel pitches both ends of a doubleheader as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Birmingham Barons 1-0 in both nine-inning games. He allows two hits in the first game and six in the second, and does not give up a walk in either game while striking out 11. The feat comes in the middle of Manuel’s Southern Association-record 58 consecutive shutout innings.

1907 — Barney Pelty of the St. Louis Browns pitches his second of three straight shutouts, stopping the Boston Americans 4-0. Game summary

1926 — The Brooklyn Robins purchase the contract of infielder Sammy Bohne from the Cincinnati Reds. Bohne will finish out his final major-league season with Brooklyn.

1932 — Jim Levey is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, forcing in the winning run as the St. Louis Browns beat the Philadelphia Athletics 9-8. Game summary

1940 — Harry Danning hits for the cycle, including a three-run, 460-foot inside-the-park homer that lands on the fly in front of the Giants’ clubhouse at the Polo Grounds as New York beats the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-1. Game summary

1952 — Herb Gorman hits a three-run homer in the sixth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-1 victory over the Sacramento Solons in the second game of a Pacific Coast League doubleheader.

1953 — The Detroit Tigers trade catcher Joe Ginsberg to the Cleveland Indians in an eight-player deal. Ginsberg will finish out the season in Cleveland and play in only three games in 1954 before being sent to the minor leagues.

1954 — Playing his first game in two weeks, Al Rosen delivers a pinch hit three-run double in the eighth inning to ignite a six-run rally, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Washington Senators 9-3. Game summary

1958 — Bruce Gardner pitches a six-hitter as Southern Cal defeats Arizona 4-0 to advance in the College World Series.

1973 — The Cincinnati Reds trade Richie Scheinblum to the California Angels for two players to be named later. He will play in 87 games over parts of two seasons with the Angels and finish his major-league career with the Royals and Cardinals in 1973.

1976 — Two months after acquiring Ken Holtzman in a trade, the Baltimore Orioles send him to the New York Yankees in a 10-player deal. Doyle Alexander and Elrod Hendricks are among five players going to New York, while Baltimore acquires Rudy May, Tippy Martinez, Scott McGregor, Rick Dempsey and Dave Pagan.

2002 — Shawn Green hits home runs off Angels pitcher Scott Schoeneweis his first two times at-bat, giving him four consecutive homers over two games. He is the 24th player to accomplish the feat, including Hank Greenberg, Art Shamsky and Mike Epstein. The Los Angeles Dodgers beat Anaheim 10-5. Game summary

2017 — Ty Kelly smacks a pinch-hit RBI double off Red Sox ace Chris Sale in the eighth inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 victory over Boston. Game summary

2022 — Garrett Stubbs hits a three-run walkoff home run with two out in the ninth inning to give Philadelphia a 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins. He becomes the first Phillies No. 9 hitter since pitcher Chuck Fraser in 1903 to hit a walk-off homer. Game summary

2023 — Robb Paller’s 430-foot walk-off grand slam homer gives the Idaho Falls Chukars a 15-11 victory over the Rocky Mountain Vibes in the independent Pioneer League.

Recent transactions (2024)

Triple-A Iowa Cubs activated 2B Chase Strumpf from the 7-day injured list.

Triple-A Salt Lake Bees placed LHP Kenny Rosenberg on the 7-day injured list.

Gastonia Honey Hunters (independent Atlantic League) signed OF Zach Racusin.

RHP Eric Reyzelman assigned to High-A Hudson Valley Renegades (New York Yankees) from Single-A Tampa Tarpons.

Items based on the author’s “Day by Day in Jewish 

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