Monday, August 16, 2004
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Today in (Baseball) History

August 16 1920 Shortstop Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians was hit in the head with pitch in the fifth inning by New York's Carl Mays. His skull was broken and he died the next day. It is the only field fatality in major league history. 1948 "Babe" Ruth Dies. 1996 Before a crowd of 23,699 in Monterrey, Mexico, the San Diego Padres defeated the New York Mets 15-10 in the first major league regular-season game played outside the United States or Canada.