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This Week in Baseball – Week 34

August 16th

In 1984, Pete Rose is reunited with the Cincinnati Reds when the Expos trade him for infielder Tom Lawless. The Reds then name him player-manager, replacing Vern Rapp. Watch his press conference accepting the position as Player/Manager.

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August 17th

Back in 1973, Willie Mays hit his 660th homerun the last of his career of his major league career against Cincinnati.

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August 18th

In 1995, Cardinals reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save in a 4-3 win over the Braves. Also, how awesome are those glasses.

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August 19th

In 1957, New York Baseball Giants owner Horace Stoneham announced that the team’s board of directors had voted 9-1 in favor of moving to San Francisco.

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August 20th

In 1998, Mark McGwire becomes the first player in major league history to hit 50 home runs in three consecutive years. Thanks Steroids!

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August 21st

In 1975, Pitching brothers Rick Reuschel and Paul Reuschel combine pitch a 7-0 Cubs victory over the Dodgers. This is the first time two brothers completed a shutout game.

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August 22nd

In 1989, Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson became the first pitcher in major league history to strike out 5,000 batters

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We would like to thank http://www.todayinbaseballhistory.com/ for providing the historical information provided on this post.

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