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- 1901 - Three rain postponements give Chicago the honor of hosting the first major league game in American League history (the circuit played as a minor league in 1900). At South Side Park, a crowd of over 10,000 fans attends the game to see pitcher Roy Patterson take the win for the Chicago White Sox over the the visiting Cleveland Blues, 8 - 2. Clark Griffith manages Chicago.
- 1945 - Happy Chandler becomes the second baseball commissioner. The major league owners unanimously elect the former governor of Kentucky on the first ballot and reward him with a seven-year contract. Chandler succeeds Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the game’s first commissioner, who died in 1944.
- 1956 - American League umpire Frank Umont is the first to wear glasses in a regular-season game when he officiates a contest between the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Athletics. A former NFL tackle for the New York Giants, Umont still presents an intimidating appearance to most players and fans.
- 1962 - New York Mets manager Casey Stengel is fined $500 dollars by Commissioner Ford Frick for appearing in a beer advertisement.
Best of Twitter:
Two sides making progress?
You don’t see this every day — MLB and MiLB issuing a joint statement about their labor talks.— Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) April 23, 2020
Optimistic, too: pic.twitter.com/aVAO4rwtq6
I, for one, blame coronavirus.
Cracking 85 Topps rack packs...why are all my Puckett's off center!!!! pic.twitter.com/RnV9EA7Glp— Pat Neshek (@PatNeshek) April 23, 2020
Cute, or nightmare fuel?