This Day In History: July 23

Record: 4-9 - Home: 4-6 - Road: 0-3

Well, not too much to talk about today, unless this gets your juices flowing: "The Los Angeles Dodgers traded a player to be named later to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Neil Weber. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Blake Mayo to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade." Thought not. So, in lieu of analyzing that epic deal, let's throw some random other factoids out there about this day.

  • Births. Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Monica Lewinski (1973), the same day as was Nomar Garciaparra (my, that's one flexible horoscope!), Woody Harrelson (1961), and also in baseball players, Hall of Famers Pee Wee Reese (1918) and Don Drysdale (1936)
  • Deaths: Ulysses S. Grant (1885), Pancho Villa (1923), D.W. Griffith (1948) and Amy Winehouse (2011).
  • On this day: The Ford Motor Company sells its first car (1903). The 12th Street Riots, among the worst in US history - 43 killed and 1,400 buildings burned begin (1967). Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign (1984). Comet Hale–Bopp is discovered (1995).
  • On this day in baseball: Oh, alright - since you insist. In 1907, one of the most emphatic victories ever in baseball was recorded as the Austin Senators of the Texas League beat San Antonio by a score of 44-0. It was the second-game of a double-header and San Antonio, upset by an umpiring decision in the opener, decided to protest by barely bothering to try in the second. Austin scored a dozen in the first, and pounded out 33 hits. In a clear violation of the unwritten rules, they also stole 23 bases. More details [PDF]
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