Friday, July 30, 2010

Browns Pushed Ruth to The 600 Homer Mark

The first “Chase for 600″ in baseball history was not much of a chase at all.

On Aug. 21, 1931, Babe Ruth hit his 599th career home run in the ninth inning of a game against the St. Louis Browns at Sportsman’s Park. The next day, facing the Browns again, he homered off George Blaeholder in the third inning. And just like that, it was over.

Mr. Ruth had his milestone. Everyone could go back to watching vaudevilles and drinking moonshine.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

How Many Original MLB Teams are Still in Their Original Cities?

Okay I have a little bet with my brother. How many original Major League Baseball teams are still their original cities? By this I mean teams that were in the AL and NL the years the leagues were founded?

Here is what I have:

AL: Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians.

NL: Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals.

I thought the Pittsburgh Pirates might be in there, they have been together many years. But no. They were started playing several years after the NL was founded.