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Episode Info: neral. August 3, 1939; catcher Joe Sprinz of the PCL’s San Francisco Seals attempts to break the altitude record for catching a fly ball by having one dropped from a blimp. The first 4 balls hit the ground. The fifth ball hit his glove, but he couldn’t hold on and it went from his glove into his face, knocking him unconscious. Sprinz lost 5 teeth and broke 12 bones in his face. On August 4, 1982, Joel Youngblood becomes the first player to collect hits for two different teams in two cities on the same day. After driving in the winning run for the Mets in Chicago, Youngblood is traded to the Expos. He flies to Philadelphia, enters the game in the fifth, and later singles against Steve Carlton. We have some exciting news, If you love our content and would like to become part of baseball history, we have launched a patreon page - This Day in baseball. Our patreon offers you some great unique offers. One of a kind Own Your Day Tee Shirts where you can customize your shirt around your special memories. These are great gifts for the hard to buy for fan. You can sponsor the pages, posts, for your favorite events, players, teams and more – you can get on the podcast and be part of it with your very own message and memory. We are also offering videos sponsorship for your favorite event. There is so much more there as well, shirts, mugs, shout outs, and private group invites. We all love baseball and what it has brought to our lives and we are offering you to become part of history. Check out our Patreon page – thisdayinbaseball or go to the website and click on patreon. Trivia Answer - With the scored tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 9th, with Mickey Cochrane on second, Goose Goslin singles and Cochrane scores the winning run giving the Tigers their first World Series Championship. Todays Classic game is Game 2 of the August 4, 1936 Double Header between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox at Commiskey Park. The game features Hall of Famers - Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin, and Luke Appling and catching for the Red Sox is the American Spy himself, Moe Berg. This is a classic game as the White Sox storm back scoring 8 runs in the final 3 frames to tie the game at 11 and win on a walk-off hit in the 12th. If you want to talk about leaving your starter in too long, Wes Ferrell the Sox starting pitcher went 8 innings giving up 10 earned runs. Vern Kennedy the White Sox starter gave up 9 earned but was yanked after 4 innings. Take this game on a walk, run or a long drive and enjoy! Thanks for joining me and enjoy the game....
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