It's been a busy summer, and with the Mariners and Cubs both sucking, and the Seahawks and Bears not looking too promising, I've lain low. But this entry in Today in Baseball History had to be shared with the Slog Mob:

In 1990 Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the first father and son to play in the same major league lineup. The 40-year old left fielder and his 20-year old offspring both score a run in Mariners' 5-2 victory over the Royals at the Kingdome.

Anyone there that night?

And as long as we're on that site, a couple of other August 31 events that seem worth pondering:

If you always thought these lines in Bull Durham (sorry I cannot find the video) were unrealistic

THE MANAGER'S OFFICE — A tiny cubicle, a desk, phone Larry
joins him with the pitching charts. Skip studies the charts.

He walked eighteen?!

It's a league record.

Struck out eighteen...

League record.
And he hit the Radio Announcer, a
Sportswriter, and the Bull Mascot
twice—also league records—
Joe, the guy's got some serious

Well, in 1957

Minor league fireballer Steve Dalkowski strikes out 24 Bluefield Dodgers, but wildness (18 walks, four hit batters and six wild pitches) costs the New Britain, Connecticut native the game as Kingsport loses in Appalachian League action, 9-8.

(By the by, any fan of Bull Durham ought to read the script; some things that got cut are very interesting, and make the movie much darker and more complex.)

And on this date in 2001, the guy whose name Ron Shelton stole for his main character, Crash Davis, died. Synchronicity is a bitch.