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This Day in Dodgers History
August 4th

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1908 In Brooklyn, the last-place Cardinals blank the Brooklyn Superbas, 3-0. The teams use just one ball during the entire Washington Park contest.
1941 Mickey Owens becomes the first catcher to handle three foul pop-ups in one frame. The Brooklyn backstop's third-inning defense contributes to the Dodgers' 11-6 victory over New York at Ebbets Field.
1942 In a military relief game at the Polo Grounds, which will be the last war-time twilight game played, Pee Wee Reese's grand slam in the top of the ninth, which puts the Dodgers up 5-1, doesn't count because of the 9:10 pm government curfew. The game ends up as a 1-1 tie with the Giants.
1948 Ernie Harwell, filling in for Red Barber, recovering from a bleeding ulcer, calls his first major league game as the Dodgers beat the Cubs at Ebbets Field, 5-4. To obtain the future Hall of Fame broadcaster, Brooklyn general manager Branch Rickey trades minor league catcher Cliff Dapper to the Atlanta Crackers.

4 Fact(s) Found