It is August 7. On this date in baseball history, Satchel Paige became the oldest pitcher in major league history* to throw a complete-game shutout at the age of 46 (1952), Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson set a major league record after hitting into his fifth career triple play (1967), Roberto Clemente became the first Latin-born player to be elected into the Hall of Fame (1973), and the Mets signed David Wright to a six-year, $55 million contract (2006).
* A 47-year-old Jamie Moyer would later top Paige’s feat, shutting out the Braves in 2010.
Your Saturday box scores:
Yankees 4, Red Sox 10
Reds 4, Cubs 11
Blue Jays 2, Orioles 6
Phillies 2, Giants 1
Tigers 4, Royals 3
Brewers 7, Astros 5
White Sox 6, Twins 1
Padres 13, Pirates 2
Athletics 8, Rays 0
Cardinals 2, Marlins 1
Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 3
Nationals 7, Rockies 15
Braves 7, Mets 11
Mariners 5, Angels 1
Indians 7, Rangers 5
Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.
Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.
With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.
Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.
Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.
Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.
“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”