Wacky Wednesday

August 19, 2005
The Royals lose their 19th consecutive game.

favre jerseyAugust 18, 2009
Brett Favre signs with the Vikings. However, nobody at the worldwide leader seemed to notice.
August 18, 2008
Micah Owings hits two homers, a double and a single. The pitcher bashes six RBI and scores four runs.
August 18, 2006
Jered Weaver joins Whitey Ford as the only two players to start their careers with nine consecutive victories.

August 17, 2009
With only one minute and 17 seconds left, the Nats and first overall draft pick Stephen Stasburg agree to a four-year deal worth $15.1 million. The number is far from Scott Boras’ $50 million figure he put up months earlier, but still eclipsed Mark Prior’s former record by $5 million.
August 17, 2008
Josh Hamilton becomes the fifth ever player to get intentionally walked with the bases loaded.
August 17, 2003
The rally monkey is honored for his contributions in the Angels’ 2002 World Series championship with a bobblehead night.

August 16, 1996
Monterrey, Mexico hosts the first ever major league game outside of the U.S. or Canada. The Padres defeat the Mets 15-10 in the game.

August 14, 2008
The White Sox go back-to-back-to-back-to-back. Jim Thome starts the home run party with Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez and Juan Uribe all following.
offerman.533August 14, 2007
A scary incident in the independent league occurs when former MLB all-star Jose Offerman attacks two players with his bat after getting beaned. Offerman would get arrested and banned from the league after his offense.
August 14, 1998
“The greatest of all time” steals his 50th base of the season at the age of 39. Rickey Henderson is the oldest player to accomplish the feat.

August 13, 2007
Nomar Garciaparra gets thrown out of a game for the first time in 1,303 games.

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