Today in Baseball History:
- 1891 – Cincinnati’s American Association franchise folds and Milwaukee is chosen to take its place. The American Assocation’s problems continue, and the AA is absorbed by the National League in the winter.
- 1933 – Lou Gehrig plays his 1,308th consecutive game to break Everett Scott’s mark. He would play in the next 822 games as well.
Best of Twitter:
- He’s fast…
Mateo goes from first to third on a 5-3 ground out (yes that happened), but he is stranded at third.
— Midland RockHounds (@RockHounds) August 17, 2017
The A’s have designated Zach Neal for assignment.
— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) August 16, 2017
- This streak ended yesterday…
A’s RHP Paul Blackburn (3-1, 3.02) has logged 5.0+ IP in each of the first 8 starts of his MLB career – just 2nd OAK pitcher ever to do so.
— Gameday Feed (@OAKGameday) August 16, 2017
- Rajai may still get dealt. But Casilla?