This Day in History
Stan Musial's career took a turn after a fall in the outfield in the Florida State League in 1940. (AP Photo)
Sunday, August 11, 1940
Left-hander Stan Musial of the Daytona Beach Islanders of the Florida State League landed on his pitching shoulder while trying to make a shoestring catch in center field, ending his career as a hurler. The injury turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the future Hall of Fame outfielder as he became a full-time position player in 1941.
Sunday, August 11, 1946
First baseman Chuck Connors went 5-for-5 with three homers, including two in one inning, as the Newport News Dodgers outslugged the Lynchburg Cardinals, 19-11, in Piedmont League action.
Saturday, August 11, 1951
San Antonio's Bob Turley set a Texas League single-game record with 22 strikeouts in a 16-inning outing. Despite the achievment, Turley did not receive a decision.
Wednesday, August 11, 1954
San Diego Gulls first baseman Luke Easter blasted a 500-foot-plus homer over the center-field fence at Gilmore Stadium in Pacific Coast League action.
Tuesday, August 11, 1959
Gil Carter, playing for the Carlsbad Potashers of the Class D Sophomore League, hit a 733-foot homer out of Montgomery Field in Carlsbad, N.M. The Minor League Baseball Encyclopedia listed the shot at 650 feet in the air, but the town's newspaper at the time, The Current-Argus, used aerial photographs the following day to determine that the ball actually traveled 83 feet further than the original estimate. More >
Friday, August 11, 1961
The Vancouver Mounties stole nine bases in a single inning, including a pair of triple steals, against the Salt Lake City Bees. The Mounties scored five runs during the frame.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Danville's Cory Rasmus fired a seven-inning no-hitter against the Princeton Rays in the second game of a Appalachian League doubleheader, winning 13-0. More >