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Baseball: today in baseball history 5/3

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posted on May, 3 2004 @ 06:19 AM
» Mariners C Dan Wilson becomes just the 7th backstop in major league history to hit an inside-the-park grand slam, as Seattle defeats Detroit, 10–6. It's a first for the Mariners and the first in the American League since Mike Greenwell did it on September 1, 1990.

» David Bell makes his ML debut at 3B in the Indians 14–7 win over the Tigers. His appearance makes the Bells -- with his father Buddy Bell and his grandfather Gus Bell -- the second three-generation family in ML history (the Boones are the first). Gus Bell will pass away in four days.

» In his 1st and only at bat as an Oriole, pitcher Les "Buster" Narum homers against Detroit's Don Mossi. Six days later, Narum is optioned to Rochester but will return to the majors next year with Washington where he'll hit two more. Narum is the first pitcher to have more homers than wins in a season, but he'll be matched on September 2nd by Ed Hobaugh, and in 1992 by Dave Eiland.

The Reds Pete Rose hits his first ML homer, connecting off Cards ace Ernie Broglio

» Playing LF, Joe DiMaggio makes his regular-season debut with the Yankees and has three hits, one a triple, as New York routs St. Louis 14–5. Joe scores three runs and knocks in one. Gehrig and Ben Chapman each collect four hits. New York will win five of their next six games with DiMag in the lineup. To make room, the Yankees waive OF Dixie Walker, hitting .350, to the White Sox

» Pittsburgh's Jack McCarthy gets a game-winning 3-run home run in the bottom of the 9th when his drive into the corner goes through a door that a fan then shuts before the fielder can reach it. The league eventually orders this game replayed.

New York's Tom O'Brien receives perhaps the first intentional walk in ML history. In the 8th inning, with men on 2nd and 3rd with one out, Ed Delahanty trots to the mound to tell A's P Jack Fifield to walk O'Brien, who has hit well all day. The next batter, Fred Hartman, hits into a DP


posted on May, 3 2004 @ 06:56 PM
this is alwasy interesting stuff to read.

Where do you find these articles and stuff tj.

posted on May, 3 2004 @ 07:33 PM
instead of posting each day of baseball history as a seperate thread i will be running the days in one thread, hope that this makes it easier for everyone to read, might even throw in an item or two about those yankees every once in a while


posted on May, 3 2004 @ 07:35 PM
Tj you can merge the thread you done so far into one i think on the baseball history..

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