This Day In History: “I think the great DiMaggio would be proud of me today.”

September 8th in history:

-Peter Sellers was born (1925) as was Jonathan Taylor Thomas (1981) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JTT!

-The first permanent settlement in the US was formed in St. Augustine, FL (1565)

-The New York Giants scored 13 runs in a single inning against the Phillies (1883)

6,000 were killed when a hurricane & tidal wave destroyed Galveston, Texas (1900)

-The Pirates stranded an NL record 18 men on base and lost to the Reds, 8-3 (1905)

-Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” was published (1952)

-With a 3-2 count, the Phillies Richie Ashburn fouled off 14 straight pitches before finally taking a walk (1954)

-Burt Campaneris, of the Philadelphia A’s, played all nine positions in one game (1965)

-NBC aired the first episode of Star Trek (1966)

-The Cubs Fergie Jenkins won his 20th game for the sixth straight year (1972)

-Pete Rose recorded his 4,191st hit to tie Ty Cobb’s record mark (1985)

-Mark McGwire hit his 62nd home run of the season (1998)

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