Ok so I had an idea and figured I should go along with it. I'm going to post things about baseball that happened on each day but in the past. Some will be historic monuments while others will be interesting little snidbits that can be a little humorous. So, without further ado, I'm going to start with today...Spetember 8th. September 8th 1916 In front of the smallest crowed in American League history, A's catcher/outfielder Wally Schang, with 23 fans attending the game, becomes the first switch-hitter in major league histor to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game. 1925 In the nightcap of a doubleheader at Fenway Park, Babe Ruth hits his 300th career home run off southpaw Buster Ross as the Yankees defeat the Red Sox, 7-4. 1935 Trailing 5-1 in the ninth against the Indians, the Red Sox rally for two runs with no outs and have the bases loaded when Joe Cronin hits a line drive to third baseman Odell Hall. The ball deflects off Hall's head to shortstop Bill Knickerbocker who catches it in the air for the first out and throws to second, doubling up Billy Werber with second baseman Roy Hughes relaying to first base tripling up Mel Almada to complete the 5-6-4-3 triple play ending the rally and the game. 1939 With his 12-1 victory over the Browns in St. Louis, Bob Feller becomes the youngest modern-era player to win 20 games. 1940 Johnny Mize hits homers #'s 38, 39 and 40 in the first game of a doubleheader becoming the first player to hit three homers in one game four times in his career. Despite the 'Big Cat's' heroics, the Cardinals drop a pair to the Pirates, 16-14 and 9-4. 1955 With a 10-2 win over the Braves at Milwaukee's County Stadium, the Dodgers clinch the National League pennant with a 17 game lead. It is the earliest date in history in which a team has captured a flag. 1963 For the thirteenth and final time in his career, Braves' left-hander Warren Spahn has a twenty-win season as he beats the Phillies, 3-2. 1965 Against the Angels, A's Bert Campaneris becomes the first major leaguer to play all nine positions in a single game. 1985 At Wrigley Field off Cubs' hurler Reggie Patterson, Pete Rose gets two hits, including a historic single to tie Ty Cobb's career record of 4,191 hits. The game will be suspended due to darkness which will enable the Reds' player-manager to break the record at home. 1998 Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire connects off of Cub hurler Steve Trachsel and sends a 341-foot line-drive over the left field fence for his historic 62nd home run breaking the single-season home run record set in 1961 by Roger Maris. Big Mac's historic homer comes in the fourth inning of a nationally televised game. 2002 When Rafael Palmeiro goes yard against the Devil Rays in the sixth inning the Rangers establish a new major league record by hitting a home run in their 26th consecutive game. September 9th 1914 Boston Braves' hurler George Davis no-hits the Phillies, 7-0. 1936 With a doubleheader sweep over the Indians, the Yankees clinch their eighth pennant. The Bronx Bombers will finish the season 19.5 games ahead of the Tigers. 1945 In the second game of a doubleheader, Philadelphia A's Dick Fowler tosses a 1-0 no-hitter against the Browns. 1948 At the Polo Grounds, Dodger Rex Barne no-hits the Giants, 2-0. 1965 Sandy Koufax's perfect game against the Cubs bests Bob Hendley's one hit effort, 1-0. It is the Dodger's southpaws record fourth no-hitter. 1992 At County Stadium in front of 47,589 fans, Robin Yount becomes the 17th player and 3rd youngest to reach the 3000 career hit milestone when he singles off of Indian reliever Jose Mesa in a 5-4 defeat to Cleveland. 1997 Red Sox rookie shortstop Nomar Garciaparra breaks the major league record for RBIs by a lead-off batter with his two ribbies in a 8-6 loss to the Yankees. Tiger Harvey Kuenn established the mark in 1956 with 85. 2002 For the fifth straight season, Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson records 300 strikeouts breaking his own record of four consecutive years. The feat also ties the 'Big Unit' with Nolan Ryan having a total of six 300 strikeout seasons. 2004 Lino Urdaneta's only major league appearance results with an ERA of infinity. The Tigers' rookie right-hander does not retire a batter giving up five hits, one walk and six earned runs. 2006 At Coors Field in Denver, Alfonso Soriano hit his 45th home run of the season to set the Nationals' single-season franchise record. The previous club record was established in 2000 by Vladimir Guerrero playing for the Montreal Expos.