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Base - Notable Historical Events

Babe RuthAug 28, 1921

Ty CobbMay 26, 1925

Joe DiMaggioAug 3, 1941

Werner von BraunJun 23, 1943

Connie MackApr 4, 1948

Willie MaysSep 14, 1954

Ted WilliamsApr 30, 1958

Pete RoseApr 13, 1963

Hank AaronAug 18, 1973

Carl YastrzemskiJun 16, 1979

Rickey HendersonJun 24, 1979

Tim RainesSep 18, 1984

Mike SchmidtJul 26, 1988

Andre DawsonSep 22, 1990

Mariah CareyDec 7, 1994

Barry BondsJun 23, 2003

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Base - Historical Events
Date Event
1654-01-26

Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife

1769-07-14

The de Portolá Expedition establishes a base in California, and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).

1848-09-18

Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner

1854-10-25

Prince Menshikov of Crimea occupies British base at Balaclava

1871-03-17

National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized

1885-10-22

John Ward & several teammates secretly form Brotherhood of Prof Base Ball Players, 1st baseball union

1887-01-20

US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor

1893-08-10

Rudolf Diesel's prime model internal combustion engine, a single 10-foot iron cylinder with a flywheel at its base, ran on its own power for the first time in Augsburg, Germany

1901-08-10

Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners

1904-03-02

"Official Playing Rules of Professional Base Ball Clubs" adopted

1905-09-08

Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base & lose to Reds 8-3

1906-02-08

Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near the naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; there is confusion because no deceleration of war was given

1909-11-11

Construction of US navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, begins

1912-04-16

Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)

1912-07-22

In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea

1915-08-07

St Louis 3rd base coach Miller Huggins, calls for ball Bkln rookie obliges, Huggins steps aside, & Card runner scores

1920-10-06

1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleve's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln

1921-05-31

Suffy McInnis (1st base) begins an errorless string of 1,700

1921-08-28

Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games

1922-06-02

Suffy McInnis (1st base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances

1925-05-26

Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)

1928-09-15

Cards set NL record of 18 men left on base beating Phillies 8-6

1932-06-07

Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) & bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2

1934-07-17

Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland

1937-07-30

Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base & registers no put outs

1940-03-16

German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow

1940-03-19

Failed British air raid on German base at Sylt

1940-09-03

US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease

1941-08-03

Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base

1941-09-23

German air raid on Russian naval base at Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)

1941-11-26

Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor

1941-12-07

Japanese attack on the US at Pearl Harbour Naval Base, Hawaii

1942-01-02

The United States Navy opens a blimp base at Lakehurst, New Jersey.

1942-03-27

-28] Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire

1943-06-23

RAF discovers Werner von Braun's V1/V2-base in Peenemunde

1943-07-17

RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde

1946-04-19

Yankees switch from 3rd base to 1st base dug out

1948-04-04

84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie

1950-06-20

Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia

1950-07-03

Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base (handles 13 chances)

1952-01-24

Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base

1952-05-05

Ron Necciai of Pitts Pirate's Bristol Twins Class D farm team, strikes out 27, as he no-hits Welch Minors, 4 Minors do reach base

1954-09-14

Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record

1955-08-05

After playing 274 straight games at 2nd base, Nellie Fox is given a day off he comes back next 798 consecutive games

1956-01-26

Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR

1956-09-21

Yanks set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway

1958-04-30

Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits

1961-03-08

US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from SC in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hrs

1961-09-20

After 84 1/3 innings Bill Fischer gives up a base on balls

1962-09-05

Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th

1963-04-13

Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit

1963-10-10

France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.

1964-04-17

Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base)

1965-05-16

Bomb destroys USAF base Bien Hoa South Vietnam

1965-05-30

Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins

1965-09-29

Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season

1968-04-05

US marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled

1969-10-16

Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series

1970-08-01

Willie Stargell (Pirates) ties record of 5 extra base hits in a game

1971-05-25

The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers

1971-10-11

Brooks Robinson ties Series record, reaches base 5 straight times

1972-11-11

US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army

1973-08-18

Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record

1974-07-29

St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base

1974-09-10

Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark

1975-08-09

Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consec base without being caught

1975-08-24

Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing

1979-06-16

Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit

1979-06-24

Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland & steals his 1st base

1979-09-23

St Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career

1980-09-18

Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base

1980-09-30

A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100

1981-01-11

Brit team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest & fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)

1981-08-29

Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))

1982-08-02

Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season

1982-08-24

KC's John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record

1982-08-27

Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

1984-09-18

Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons

1985-09-25

Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

1987-07-19

Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games

1987-07-20

Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs

1987-09-12

Vince Coleman steals his 100th base for 3rd straight year

1988-07-03

A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973

1988-07-26

Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM

1989-04-09

Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev

1990-04-30

As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score

1990-05-29

Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

1990-08-29

C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, killing 13

1990-09-22

Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits

1991-05-01

A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks

1992-04-26

Ozzie Smith steals his 500th base

1992-05-01

Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base

1992-05-29

White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

1994-06-07

A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base

1994-06-13

Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)

1994-06-29

US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees

1994-12-07

5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win

1995-01-30

22nd American Music Award: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win

1996-04-02

Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder steals 1st base in 1,097th career game

1996-12-27

Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram air base which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul.

1997-05-20

White Sox Frank Thomas reaches base safely for 15th straight time

2003-06-23

Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals

2003-11-12

Iraq war: In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.

2005-09-08

Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.

2007-08-29

A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.

2012-09-01

Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATO base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district

2013-02-02

23 people are killed and 8 are injured after militants attacked an army base in the Lakki Marwat District, Pakistan

2013-02-13

16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand

2013-09-20

46 soldiers are killed in army-base attacks in Shabwah Governorate, Yemen

2014-03-19

Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol

2016-09-18

17 Soldiers Killed in Attack at Indian Army Base in Kashmir

2017-04-23

More Than 100 Dead In Taliban Attack On Afghan Army Base

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Base - Notable Birthdays

Emma LazarusJul 22, 1849

Rickey HendersonDec 25, 1958

Base - Birthdays
Date Event
1849-07-22

Emma Lazarus, New York NY, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty)

1874-9-05

Nap Lajoie, Game of Base Ball

1876-10-13

Rube Waddell, Game of Base Ball

1904-02-29

John "Pepper" Martin, baseballer (NL stolen base leader 1933,34,36)

1907-06-21

Charles Dant, Submarine Base

1908-03-19

Ernestine Barrier, Project Moon Base

1917-04-14

John Tomecko, Project Moon Base

1925-06-06

Roy Hayward, Meanwhile... Back at Base

1927-03-20

John Davies, Meanwhile... Back at Base

1927-12-24

Donna Martell, Project Moon Base

1934-10-01

Dennis Dick, Meanwhile... Back at Base

1937-05-20

David Streeter, Meanwhile... Back at Base

1938-03-30

Chiyoko Shimakura, Third Base

1939-06-18

Lou Brock, one-time baseball stolen base leader (St Louis Cards)

1941-04-03

Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (d. 1984)

1943-08-19

Colin Mason, Meanwhile... Back at Base

1948-10-09

Jackson Browne, US Base in Germany, rock voclaist (Lawyers in Love)

1957-02-23

Carlos de Andrade, Bossacucanova: Na Base da Bossa

1958-04-08

Aiko Morishita, Third Base

1958-12-25

Rickey Henderson, Chicago Illinois, MLB outfielder (stolen base king, A's, Yanks)

1964-12-06

Giulio Base, Crack

1966-08-22

David Scantling, Patrol Base Jaker

1967-03-21

Jonas "Joker" Berggren, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)

1967-05-18

Rob Base, American rapper

1967-05-18

Rob Base, Iron Man 2

1969-10-26

Mike Pritchard, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)

1970-10-31

Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)

1970-12-06

Ulf Ekberg, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)

1972-05-19

Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)

1972-12-05

Cliff Floyd, Chicago IL, outfielder/1st base (Montreal Expos)

1973-08-08

Thomas Goupille, Third Base

Base - Deaths
Date Event
1914-04-01

Rube Waddell, Game of Base Ball

1959-02-07

Nap Lajoie, Game of Base Ball

1959-08-27

Edward F. Mull, Submarine Base

1984-07-07

Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (b. 1941)

1986-08-01

John Tomecko, Project Moon Base

1987-01-12

Larry Johns, Project Moon Base

1989-02-13

Ernestine Barrier, Project Moon Base

1989-05-02

Albert H. Kelley, Submarine Base

1999-10-31

Charles Dant, Submarine Base

2004-05-25

John Davies, Meanwhile... Back at Base

2012-03-15

Roy Hayward, Meanwhile... Back at Base

2013-11-08

Chiyoko Shimakura, Third Base


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