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posted on May, 16 2004 @ 09:28 AM
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2002
» The Mariners score eight times in the 7th inning and go on to batter the Blue Jays, 15–2. LF Mark McLemore goes 5–5, including a double and 3–run home run, for Seattle

2001
» The Astros defeat the Cubs, 6-2, despite Sammy Sosa's 400th career home run, off Shane Reynolds, at Chicago.

Rickey Henderson leads off with a home run, extending his major-league record for leadoff home runs to 79. This more than twice the total for the #2 and #3 players on the list: Brady Anderson (44), and Bobby Bonds (35

2000
» The Dodgers defeat the Cubs, 6-5, in a game at Wrigley Field. The contest is held up for almost 10 minutes when a fan steals Chad Kreuter's hat and hits him in the back of the head in the 9th inning. Several Dodgers go into the stands where several fans are arrested in the fight that follows

1991
» The Triple A Calgary Cannons hit three grand slams in their 22-7 win over the Tacoma Tigers. Dave Cochrane, Chuck Jackson, and Alonzo Powell connect with the bases full for the Cannons in what is believed to be a first in professional baseball.

1984

The Twins sell 51,863 tickets to their 8–7 loss to the Blue Jays, but only 6,346 fans show up for the game. The skewed numbers are the result of a massive ticket buyout plan organized by Minneapolis businessman Harvey Mackay to keep the Twins in Minnesota; if the club does not sell 2.41 million tickets this season it can break its lease with the Metrodome. Taking advantage of reduced prices on the Family Day promotion, Mackay pays $218,718 for 44,166 tickets.

The Orioles release veteran pitcher Jim Palmer, who was 0–3 with a 9.17 ERA this season. Palmer is asked to retire and accept a job with the organization, but he declines, hoping to find a roster spot on another ML team

1972
» The Cubs Rick Monday hits a single and three consecutive home runs, driving in five runs in an 8–1 win over the Phillies. The Phils only score is a 500-foot clanger by Greg Luzinski off the Liberty Bell in CF at Veterans Stadium.

In the Reds 4–3 win over the Giants, Pete Rose knocks in the winning run on an attempted intentional walk. On a 3–0 count, Giants pitcher Ron Bryant comes close to the plate with ball four and Rose drives it on the ground and reaches base on an error

1969
» In the highest-scoring 11th inning ever, Seattle scores six runs, then allows 5, but hangs on for a 10–9 win at Boston. Jim Bouton gets the win with three shutout innings. Wayne Comer has a pair of homers, including one in the 11th. Kenworthy adds a homer in the 11th and Rico Petrocelli goes deep in the 11th for the Sox

1968
» With his third 2-HR game in four games, Senators LF Frank Howard ties the American League record for most home runs (7) in four straight games (at least one in each). Washington wins 4–1 at Cleveland

1965
» Oriole teenager Jim Palmer picks up his first major league win, topping the Yankees, 7–5. Palmer also bangs his first major league homer, a two-run drive off Jim Bouton, to give himself the victory margin

1957
» The Yankees top Kansas City 3–0 behind Bob Turley's four-hit shutout. Mickey Mantle has a homer off Alex Kellner, the 11th time in his last 12 at bats he's reached base safely. That night a group of Yankees celebrate Billy Martin's 29th birthday in a raucous fashion. An ensuing fight at Manhattan's Copacabana Club leads to $5,500 in fines and the eventual trade of Billy to Kansas City. Hank Bauer allegedly starts the fight by hitting a patron, although Bauer denies it. The Yanks fine Whitey Ford, Bauer, Yogi Berra, Mantle and Martin $1,000 each and Johnny Kucks $500

1953
» At Yankee Stadium, White Sox lefty pitcher Tommy Byrne pinch-hits for slugger Vern Stephens and hits a grand slam off Yankees reliever Ewell Blackwell to climax a 5-run 9th inning and give Chicago the 5–3 win. Stephens has 10 career grand slams: Byrne now has two

1945
» Mort Cooper goes AWOL from the Cardinals, returning to St. Louis. A 20-game winner for three previous seasons, Cooper, along with his brother, has had his salary frozen at $12,000 for three years, and is in a salary dispute with owner Sam Breadon. Without Cooper, the Cards drop a pair to the Braves, losing 5–4 in 14 innings, and 4–1

1939
» A crowd of 15,109 watch the first American League night game played at Shibe Park, with Cleveland beating the A's 8–3 in 10 innings. Johnny Humphries is the winner over Roy Parmalee

1932
» The Yankees record their 4th straight shutout to equal the record set by Cleveland and Boston in 1903 and 1906. Johnny Allen, George Pipgras, Red Ruffing, and Lefty Gomez are the hurlers. Lefty stops Cleveland on five hits to win, 8–0, New York's 5th shutout in seven games

1909
» NL President John Heydler calls a meeting with the league's umpires to discuss ways that the new two-umpire system can prevent fighting by the players. A serious incident occurred several days earlier in Boston when Reds catcher Frank Roth attacked umpire Steve Cusack after a play at home. Several other Reds players threatened the umpire with baseball bats.

1902
» Two deaf-mutes face each other for the first time when Dummy Hoy leads off for the Reds against Dummy Taylor of the Giants. The Reds win 5-3 with a 5-run rally in the 9th. Hoy goes 2-for-4.

1897
» Fans assemble for Cleveland's first Sunday baseball game only to have the police arrest the players after the first inning. Players and umpire Tim Hurst are released on bail provided by Cleveland club owner Frank DeHaas Robison. A test case is made of rookie hurler John Powell. On June 10th he will be found guilty of playing ball on Sunday and fined $5.

1892
» A Supreme Court decision permitting the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to give reduced rates to groups of 10 or more is a boon to ML baseball teams, who can expect to save 25 percent on transportation costs



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posted on May, 16 2004 @ 09:36 AM
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1991

The Triple A Calgary Cannons hit three grand slams in their 22-7 win over the Tacoma Tigers. Dave Cochrane, Chuck Jackson, and Alonzo Powell connect with the bases full for the Cannons in what is believed to be a first in professional baseball.


That is some feat has anyone done it since???



posted on May, 16 2004 @ 09:58 AM
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i am having trouble finding out if it has ever been done since, finding minor league feats is difficult as they are not as widely known as the major leagues...i will keep looking, did find this interesting trivia though

On May 26, 1929, New York Giants pinch-hitter Pat Crawford hit a grand slam. Les Bell, from the Boston Braves, pinch-hit and also hit a grand slam. This is the only time in history two pinch-hitters have each hit a grand slam during the same game.

Jim Northrup in 1968, and Larry Parrish in 1982, are the only players in Major League history to hit three grand slams during the same calendar week. However, did you know that Lou Gehrig once hit three grand slams over a four day period in 1931 (August 29, August 31 & September 1)? By comparison it took Northrup six days in 1968 and Parrish seven days in 1982.


TRD

posted on May, 16 2004 @ 10:03 AM
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Well it was a great feat and i wouldn't be surprised if it hasn't been done since.



posted on May, 16 2004 @ 10:10 AM
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there are not that many opportunities in a usual game to bat with the bases loaded so it may well be that it is the one and only time this has happened



posted on May, 16 2004 @ 11:29 AM
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i still have not found any other team that has hit 4 grand slams in one game, the major league record is 2....

On April 23, 1999, Fernando Tatis of the St. Louis Cardinals wore the helmet pictured here when he achieved a major league rarity. Playing in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tatis became the first player in big league history to hit two grand slams in the same inning.

Tatis connected twice in the third inning at Dodger Stadium, with both blasts coming against right-hander Chan Ho Park. Curiously, Tatis had not hit a single grand slam in his major league career prior to his outburst against the Dodgers.

"I can't believe it happened," Tatis told reporters. "I've never been a home run hitter. I just try to meet the ball. I'm not like Mark McGwire."

Tatis' eight runs batted in, which also established a record for most RBIs in one inning, led the Cardinals to a 12-5 rout of the Dodgers. After the game, Tatis generously donated his batting helmet to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.


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posted on May, 16 2004 @ 11:44 AM
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1999 it took for someone to hit 2 in a innings even that is impressive.



posted on May, 18 2004 @ 06:20 AM
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2002
» After sitting through a 2-hour rain delay, the Red Sox defeat the Mariners, 4–1, behind the pitching of Pedro Martinez. Martinez strikes out the side in the 1st inning on nine pitches, the 17th time the feat has been performed since 1970. Pedro is now 10–0 against the Mariners, with a 0.93 ERA against them. For the M's, it is just their 4th road defeat in 21 games

2000
» The Cardinals defeat the Phillies, 7-2, behind Mark McGwire's three home runs and seven RBIs. The homers move McGwire past Mickey Mantle into 8th place on the all-time list with 539.

The Padres defeat the Marlins, 6-2. Florida steals 10 bases in 10 attempts in the game, falling one shy of the modern NL mark. Luis Castillo and Cliff Floyd steal three apiece, while Mark Kotsay and Preston Wilson each pilfer a pair

1999
» The Yankees lose to the Red Sox, 6-3, as Joe Torre returns as Yankee manager after being treated for prostate cancer

In Boston, Joseph Schnabel pleads guilty to stealing wills signed by baseball Hall of Famers George Wright and 1920s umpire Tom Connolly and selling them for more than $15,000. The discovery of the missing documents led authorities in other parts of the country to realize they had experienced similar thefts

1997

In the Tigers' 6-5 victory over the Royals, KC left fielder Bip Roberts has a 14-minute at bat against P Felipe Lira. The 1st-inning at bat features 18 pitches, as well as nine pickoff throws to first and six aborted attempts to steal by Tom Goodwin, who was on 1st base

1992
» San Diego P Bruce Hurst hurls a one-hit shutout over the Mets, defeating Dwight Gooden by a score of 3–0. The only hit is a single by the recently acquired Chico Walker. Hurst does it without Tony Gwynn, who breaks the tip of his right middle finger by slamming it in the door of his Porsche on the way to the bank. Gwynn is hitting .369

1969
» Rod Carew steals 2B, 3B, and home in the 3rd inning of Minnesota's 8–2 loss to Detroit. Cesar Tovar also steals 3rd and home ahead of Carew, and the two steals of home in an inning ties a ML record. Tovar pays a price when Mickey Lolich hits him in the head with a pitch in his next at bat.

1968
» Frank Howard ties the American League record with a home run in his 6th consecutive game to lead Washington to an 8–4 win over Detroit. His 10 home runs in the six games are the most of all the record holders. Howard's 10 home runs (in 20 at bats) are also the most ever in one week (Sunday through Saturday). Earl Wilson will stop him tomorrow. For Detroit, Al Kaline belts a pinch-HR off Steve Jones. It is Kaline's 307th home run, surpassing Hank Greenberg's 306 in a Tiger uniform.

Don Drysdale posts his 2nd consecutive shutout, 1–0, over Houston

1962
» Mickey Mantle suffers a pulled groin muscle, tears muscles in his right thigh, and injures his left knee trying for an infield hit that becomes the final out of New York's 4–3 loss to Minnesota. He will miss one month.

ML owners approve a Player Development Plan that will ensure the survival of at least 100 minor league clubs for 1963.

The minor leagues are reorganized into four classes rather than 7. Classes B, C, and D are grouped as Class A, Classes AA and A become Class AA, and Class AAA remains the same, along with the rookie classification

1958
» The Indians' Carroll Hardy pinch-hits for Roger Maris and smacks a 3-run home run off Billy Pierce to pace the Tribe's 7–4 win. Hardy will pinch-hit for Ted Williams in 1960

1953
» Redlegs P Bud Podbielan walks 13 batters in 10 innings against Brooklyn, but holds on to win 2–1 on a Ted Kluszewski homer off starter Preacher Roe. No one has walked 13 in the National League since 1918. The Dodgers strand 18 against the former Dodger pitcher, tying the NL mark

1950
» Cards third baseman Tom Glaviano makes three errors on successive plays in the 9th—2 wild throws and a boot—that lets in four runs in a 9–8 loss. The Dodgers trail by an 8–0 score in the game, and close to 8–5 in the 9th and have the bases jammed when Glaviano experiences his nightmare. He ties a major-league record set most recently by Dodgers Billy Cox last year.

At the Polo Grounds, Rube Walker poles a grand slam in the 6th inning for the Cubs. In the bottom of the inning, Monte Irvin hits a grand slam for the Giants, the first time in history that each team has slammed in the same inning. The game is called on account of rain after six innings, and the Giants win, 10–4, behind Clint Hartung. Johnny Schmitz, the first of four pitchers, is the loser

1945
» A wet record. The Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics both have seven straight games postponed because of rain in the past four days. In the American League, every game between the 14th and the 17th is rained out.

In a 15–12 Dodgers' victory over the Cubs, Brooklyn's Luis Olmo hits a triple and home run, each with the bases loaded. No 20th century ML player has done that since. Olmo adds a 2B for good measure. Former OF Ben Chapman is the winning pitcher

1940

The Cards collect just seven hits off Hot Potato Luke Hamlin, but all are for extra bases to tie an National League record. The Dodgers lose, 6–2. Five of the hits are home runs -- 2 each by Johnny Mize and Terry Moore. Pee Wee Reese steals his 17th base in 26 games; the Cards have just five stolen bases

1934
» At Comiskey Park, Jimmie Foxx tees off against Ted Lyons and hits the first home run to ever land in the CF bleachers. Hank Greenberg will match Double X in 1938, then no one will reach the bleachers until Alex Johnston in 1970. Chicago still wins, 5–4.

1933
» The first ML All-Star Game is announced for July six at Comiskey Park. It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair celebration and is sponsored by the Chicago Tribune. Fans will pick the players

1930
» George Pipgras tosses his 3rd shutout of the season as the Yankees again support his pitching by bombing the Red Sox, 11–0, in Boston. Babe Ruth clocks an Ed Morris pitch over the RF bleachers, one of the longest homers ever at Fenway

1929
» Brooklyn and Philadelphia score a ML-record 50 runs in a doubleheader at Baker Bowl. The Robins (Dodgers) win the opener 20–16, and the Phils take the 2nd game 8–6, despite a Dodgers triple play. Highlights include Brooklyn's Johnny Frederick tallying five runs in the opener, which combined with his three yesterday, gives him a ML-record eight in two games. Both Frederick and teammate Babe Herman collect five hits in the slugfest. Chuck Klein homers in each game, #'s seven and 8

1915
» On Suffrage Day, 4,100 women buy tickets to see the Giants-Cubs game in New York, and the suffragettes announce they will pay five dollars to each player who scores a run. "Wildfire" is the only recipient, as Chicago pulls a first inning double steal with Frank Schulte on the front end. Heinie Zimmerman is on the rear. The one run stands up against Jeff Tesreau and Bert Humphries wins, 1–0, with each pitcher allowing three hits.

1914
» In a 2–0 Boston win, Detroit's Ty Cobb is hit in the ribs by a pitch from Boston's Dutch Leonard, but stays in the game. In Cobb's next at-bat, he drags a bunt down the first base line and spikes Leonard when the pitcher tries to field the ball. In a few days, Cobb will leave the lineup because of a broken rib, the result of the pitch

At Princeton University, Alexander MacMillan unveils his new invention, an automatic pitching machine. Called a Bat-Ball, the device propels a ball every eight seconds. At the unveiling, would-be batters are charged a penny for every pitch thrown

1912
» The Tiger players protest Ty Cobb's suspension and vote to strike. Faced with a $5,000 fine for failing to field a team, club owner Frank Navin orders manager Hugh Jennings to sign up some local amateurs. Al Travers, Bill Leinhauser, Dan McGarvey, Billy Maharg (whose real name was Graham, "Maharg" reversed), Jim McGarr, Pat Meany, Jack Coffey, Hap Ward, and Ed Irvin put on Tiger uniforms. Two Detroit coaches, Joe Sugden, 41, and Jim McGuire, 48, complete the lineup, and score the only two runs for Detroit. The Athletics win 24–2, as Travers goes all the way, giving up 26 hits and 24 runs in eight innings. The only recruit to hit for Detroit is Irvin, who laces two triples in three at bats and closes his ML career with a 2.000 slugging average (only three other players will debut with two triples -— Roy Weatherly, Willie McCovey, and John Sipin). Only one ever plays another ML game: Maharg will bat once for the Phils in 1916. He will also be involved as a conspirator in the Black Sox scandal of 1919. A's starter Jack Coombs leaves after three innings with a 6–0 lead, good enough for a win under the rules at the time. Boardwalk Brown and Herb Pennock divide the rest of the pitching for the A's. Starter Travers, having pitched his only ML game, returns to his studies at St. Joseph's College and later becomes a Catholic priest

1906
» Christy Mathewson, weakened from a bout of diphtheria, is pounded for 14 hits by the Pirates and loses, 7-6. Honus Wagner paces the attack with two singles and a triple and also picks off Bill Dahlen off 2B in the 9th inning with the hidden ball trick. Dahlen, intently watching Lefty Leifield on the mound, misses Wagner who gently touches him with the ball. John McGraw is so furious with Dahlen that he slaps him with a $100 fine, later rescinded. The Pirates have now won three in a row from New York

1898
» Chicago pitcher Walter Thornton has a bad control day as hits three consecutive batters in the 4th in an 11–4 loss to St. Louis. Willie Sudhoff is the winner, while former Colt player George Decker has four hits. Thornton's three HBPs in a row is an ML record.

1897
» Bill "Scrappy" Joyce's four triples pace the New York Giants to an 11–5 win over the Pirates at Pittsburgh. This is the last time this feat is accomplished in ML history. Philadelphia's (AA) George Streif hit four on June 25, 1885


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posted on May, 18 2004 @ 07:16 PM
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1953
» Redlegs P Bud Podbielan walks 13 batters in 10 innings against Brooklyn, but holds on to win 2â??1 on a Ted Kluszewski homer off starter Preacher Roe. No one has walked 13 in the National League since 1918. The Dodgers strand 18 against the former Dodger pitcher, tying the NL mark


He walks 13 and they still win thats unreal lol!!



posted on May, 18 2004 @ 09:34 PM
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may 19

2002

The Detroit Tigers stage a unique promotion -- an octopus–throwing contest in honor of the Stanley Cup Western Conference Championship Series, which began yesterday at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena. Throwing boiled octopi on the ice is a hockey tradition in Detroit. Each participant in the Tigers' contest threw the octopi at a target with the winner getting a limo ride to the nearby Arena and tickets to the second game of the Conference Championship. Tiger pitchers Jeff Weaver and Matt Anderson try their luck along with fifty fans, but neither pitcher hits his target. The Rangers must've thought they were hitting octopus, as they lose the game, 2–1. Seth Greisinger allows one run in six 2/3 innings, and Dmitri Young's homer in the 4th snaps a 1–1 tie.


2000
» The Pirates defeat the Cardinals, 13-1, as C Jason Kendall hits for the cycle, becoming the first Pirate ever to do so at Three Rivers Stadium. Kendall homers in the 1st, singles in the 2nd, doubles in the 3rd, and triples in the 8th, driving in five runs in the process. The last Pirate to cycle was Wally Westlake in 1949

1999
» In a record-setting outing, the Reds outslug the Rockies, 24-12, stroking 28 hits in the process. The 36 runs sets a Coors Field record. Jeffrey Hammonds hits three home runs for Cincinnati, as seven players in the Reds lineup get three or more hits apiece. Teammate Sean Casey hits a pair of 3-run homers to drive in six runs and reaches base in all seven plate appearances, tying a 20th century record. The 36 runs scored in the contest is the 3rd-highest total in the major leagues since the turn of the century, while the 81 total bases sets a new major league standard. OF Mike Cameron ties a major league mark with eight plate appearances in a 9-inning game. With 28 hits, the Reds tie a mark originally set on May 13, 1902 and tie the NL record with seven players with 3+ hits, Pirates , June 12, 1928, and Reds, August 3, 1989). The Rockies became the 1st team to score 12+ runs in a game and lose by 12+ runs in the same game since the Giants beat the Reds, 25-13 in 1901. Larry Walker extends his hitting streak to 20 games and raises his average to .431

1998

The Yankees defeat the Orioles, 9–5, in a game marked by a brawl which results in five ejections. Players involved will be suspended for a total of 18 games. The melee begins when Baltimore relief P Armando Benitez hits Tino Martinez in the back with a pitch following an 8th–inning home run by Bernie Williams

1976
» At Detroit, Carl Yastrzemski slugs three homers and goes 4-for-4 as Boston wins, 9–2. Yesterday, Yaz passed Ted Williams as having played the most games for Boston

1963
» Billy Bruton ties a major-league record for doubles in one game with four straight, and Bill Faul pitches a 3-hitter at Washington in his first ML start for Detroit, a 5–1 winner

1962
» Stan Musial gets hit number 3,431, to break Honus Wagner's recognized National League record of 3,430 (since revised to 3,418), as St. Louis downs the Dodgers 8–1. Musial's 9th-inning single comes off Ron Perranoski

1954
» The Phils apologize to 2B Granny Hamner for having him followed by Charles Leland, a detective. Phils owner Robert Carpenter, suspecting that some players were not ready physically and mentally, had hired Leland to follow them. Hamner noticed Leland and reported him to the police, who promptly arrested the detective. Carpenter's apology comes with the Phils tied for 2nd place, a game behind St. Louis

1946
» The oldest star to go into the military was the White Sox P Ted Lyons, who finished each of the 20 games he started in 1942. Lyons continues to pitch on the first five Sundays of the 1946 season. Although the 46-year-old former Marine has an ERA of 2.32, he loses three of his four starts including today's opener to Washington, 4–3. The Nats Johnny Niggeling beats Ed Lopat in the nitecap, 7–1, as Mickey Vernon cycles for the Nationals

1941
» Cubs pitcher Claude Passeau hits a grand slam off Hugh Casey as the Cubs score nine runs in the 2nd inning. Chicago coast to a 14–1 win at home. Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher protests the game claiming the Cubs are over the 25-man limit, but the protest is tossed out. The Cubs will be fined $500 for the infraction. Brooklyn also protests that the mound is several inches over the 15 inch height allowed: at the suggestion of the umps, Casey pitches from several inches in front of the rubber, but it doesn't help

1937
» Dizzy Dean instigates another donnybrook following a number of knockdown pitches in a game with the Giants. The Giants score three runs in the 6th inning after Dean is called for a balk by ump George Barr. Losing 4–1 to Carl Hubbell in the 9th, Dean knocks down Jimmy Ripple with a pitch. Ripple follows with a bunt on the first base side in a effort to make Dean field the ball. The bunt, however, bounces to 2B Jimmy Brown, who prepares to throw to Johnny Mize at 1B. Dean, who had started toward the ball, keeps running and barrels into Ripple. The two benches empty, and when the field is cleared by the umpires and policemen, the batter Ripple, who was never put out at first base, is credited with a single. Catchers Gus Mancuso and Mickey Owen are ejected after staging their own private boxing match. The only player who doesn't leave the bench is Hubbell, who wins his 6th straight game of the year and 22nd regular-season decision in a row. The Cards scoreboard attendant counts pitches in the game: 172 by Dean and 93 by Hubbell (70 strikes, 23 balls). King Carl uses five pitches in both the 1st and 8th

1929
» At New York, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hit back-to-back homers in the 3rd off Boston's Jack Russell but in the 5th a cloudburst at Yankee Stadium sends a standing-room-only crowd rushing for the exits. A stampede in the RF bleachers leaves two dead, 62 injured. Jake Ruppert vows never again to sell more tickets than seats. There are two outs in the 5th when the game is stopped at 3–0.

1925
» In the top of the 9th at Cleveland, pinch hitter Walter Johnson clouts a 2-run home run over the 45-foot right field wall at League Park to give the Senators a 4–3 win. The only other RH hitter to clear the wall is pitcher-turned-outfielder Smoky Joe Wood. Johnson, a good hitting pitcher, will have an extraordinary year at the plate, hitting a major-league record .433.

1912
» President Ban Johnson meets with the Tigers and tells them they will play in Washington the next day or never again. Urged by Ty Cobb, they go back to work. Cobb is fined $50, and his suspension will be lifted May 26th. Players who had signed the strike telegram sent to Johnson are fined $100 each. A new players' organization will be formed as a result of the incident

1905
» Banished yesterday for brawling with Pittsburgh manager Fred Clarke, John McGraw roams the Polo Grounds before today's game with the Pirates, shouting insults at Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss. McGraw accuses him of controlling the NL umpires through league president Harry Pulliam and welching on gambling debts. McGraw is again ejected during the game. Dreyfuss will files a formal protest with the league about McGraw's behavior, his swearing, and his shouting "Hey, Barney" at Dreyfuss from the field. He also contends that the Giants manager offered to wager $10,000 that the Giants would win the game. McGraw responds to Dreyfuss' complaint by stating that NL President Pulliam could not "forget his former role as the secretary to Dreyfuss." A meeting of the Leagues directors results in a $150 fine and 15-day suspension for McGraw, but John Brush immediately gets a Superior Court injunction blocking the suspension and further hearings exonerate McGraw

1893
» Held scoreless for the first eight innings, both Brooklyn and the Boston Beaneaters score three runs in the 9th to send the game into extra innings. Boston's Billy Nash hits the ball over the LF fence in the bottom of the 9th, but he stays on 3B "to bother the pitcher." The tactic works, as Nash does score. Both teams score one run in the 10th—Boston scoring on another Nash blow over the LF fence, which he runs out this time. Boston finally claims the game after a 12-inning struggle 5–4



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2001
» The Braves defeat the Giants, 11-6, despite two home runs -- #515 and #516 -- by Barry Bonds. His five four-baggers, including four consecutive, in two games ties a ML mark. Bonds also homered on the 17th and 18th, giving him seven home runs in his last four games. Atlanta does a bit of homering of their own, thanks in part to Giants reliever Alan Embree who gives up taters to four of the first six batters he faces in the 7th inning. He is the first reliever since Paul Foytack of the 1963 Los Angeles Angels to surrender four long balls in an inning

2000
» The Devil Rays defeat the Mariners, 4-3. Rickey Henderson wastes no time hitting a home run in his 1st at bat as a Mariner, increasing his career record for leadoff homers to 76

1999
» The Mets sweep the Brewers in a DH, winning the 1st game, 11-10, and the 2nd, 10-1. 3B Robin Ventura slugs a grand slam in each contest, becoming the 1st player in history to do so in both ends of a DH. Ventura also becomes the 1st player to hit a pair of grand slams on the same day on two separate occasions

1998

The Triple-A Indianapolis Indians perform a feat possibly never before duplicated in professional baseball. In the 5th inning of a game against Pawtucket, Indianapolis players hit for a "Homer Cycle." Pete Rose, Jr. opens the inning with a solo home run, Jason Williams connects for a 3–run shot, Glenn Murray slugs a grand slam, and Guillermo Garcia finishes the scoring with a 2–run blast. The Indians win the game, 11–4.

1993
» 14-year-old Tommy McCoy, batboy for the Class A Savannah Cardinals, is fired by the team after the club was told by the US Department of Labor that they were in violation of child labor laws. McCoy, apparently, was staying out too late doing his job. When US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich hears the story, however, he exempts batboys and bat girls from the law. McCoy will be reinstated on May 27th

1988
» Mike Schmidt hits his 535th career home run to move past Jimmie Foxx into 8th place on the all-time list, but the Phillies lose to San Diego 4–3

1985
» The Indians-Brewers game at Cleveland Stadium becomes the first one rained out this season, ending a record string of 458 ML games played since Opening Day without a payoff on a rain check. Since 1900, no season had survived without at least one April shower.

Kevin Stock and Bob Loscaizo of Modesto (California League) both hit for the cycle in their team's 23–4 win over Visalia

1984
» Boston's Roger Clemens strikes out seven batters in seven innings en route to his first ML victory, 5–4 over the Twins.

1983
» In a 5–0 loss to the Padres, Steve Carlton strikes out four batters to move past Walter Johnson into 2nd place on baseball's all-time strikeout list. Carlton's 3,511 strikeouts leave him 10 behind Nolan Ryan, who broke Johnson's record earlier this season

1976
» At New York, Carl Yastrzemski clubs two homers, giving him five in two games, to tie a ML mark. Boston wins, 8–2. Boston P Bill Lee injures his arm in a fight with Yankee players, ending up on the bottom of a pile of players. Lee never really recovers from the injury. The fight starts when Lou Piniella, running on Dwight Evans, is gunned down at the plate and barrels into Fisk. Both come up swinging and both benches clear. Lee initially blames Graig Nettles for his injury but, after viewing tapes, apologizes to the Yankee 3B. Lee then blames Billy Martin for espousing a fighting style that brought the brawl on

1968
» in Anaheim, Angels SS Jim Fregosi joins a small group of players by hitting for the cycle a 2nd time. California beats Boston 5–4 in 11 innings

1959
» The Yankees sink to last place, the first time since May 25, 1940, as Detroit drubs them 13–6. Fittingly, it is Yankee Killer Frank Lary who wins it, improving his lifetime record against New York to 18–5.

1958
» In Chicago, New York coast to a 5–1 win over the last-place Sox behind the pitching of Johnny Kucks. Mickey Mantle's line drive between Al Smith and Jim Rivera goes for his 2nd inside-the-park homer of the year. The Yankees have now won seven in a row. Mantle will hit three inside-the-park this year, and a Yankee-record six during his career

1948
» At Chicago, Joe DiMaggio hits for the cycle and adds another homer to drive in six runs, as the Yanks coast, 13–2. DiMag almost has a 6th extra base hit, but left fielder Ralph Hodgin snares it at the wall. Johnny Lindell adds a homer to back Vic Raschi's pitching over Orval Grove. DiMaggio is the first Yankee in eight years to hit for the cycle. DiMag last cycled in 1937

1932
» Paul Waner ties the major-league record with four doubles in five at bats in the Pirates 5–0 win over the Cards. He will break Chuck Klein's National League season doubles record with 62. Rip Collins' double in the 7th is the first of only two hits off Larry French

1922
» Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel (and since-traded pitcher Bill Piercy), suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Landis, are reinstated and return to the New York lineup going hitless in New York's 8–2 loss to the rallying Browns at the Polo Grounds. The Browns, down 2–0 after 7, score one in the 8th and seven in the 9th, six of them coming after the game-ending out is called by ump Ollie Chill at first base. Pitcher Sam Jones, taking the throw at 1B from Wally Pipp, apparently makes the 3rd out and fans swarm the field. But Jones does not hold onto the ball cleanly and plate ump Brick Owens instructs Chill to make a safe call. The tying run scores on the play and, when the action resumes 15 minutes later, Wally Gerber singles to make the score 3–2. Walks to Sisler and Williams force home another run, and Baby Doll Jacobson clears the bases with a grand slam into the RF stands to complete the scoring. Winner Urban Shocker allows just three hits, including a two-run homer by second baseman Aaron Ward. The loss to Jones starts him on a 10-game losing streak, while a cold Ban Johnson will let umpire Ollie Chill go after the season

1920
» The Phils hit the cellar, having fallen from first in 17 days. With the season all but over, Phils manager Gavvy Cravath will start fast-working P Lee Meadows every Saturday at home, so Cravath can get an early start to his weekend cottage.

Requested by Cubs officials, policemen disguised as soldiers, farmers, and bootblacks raid the bleachers and arrest 24 fans for gambling. Meanwhile, Grover Alexander blanks the Phillies 6-0

1880
» Chicago captain Cap Anson begins using hurlers Larry Corcoran and Fred Goldsmith in alternating games, thereby establishing the first "pitching rotation" ever



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2002
» The Diamondbacks set down the Giants, 9–4, behind Randy Johnson. Johnson notches the 3,500th strikeout of his big league career in the contest

2000
» A major league record six grand slams are hit on the day, breaking the record of five which was set last year. The record-breaker was hit by Anaheim OF Garret Anderson off KC P Chris Fussell in the Angels' 10-6 loss to the Royals

The Giants score 11 runs in the 6th inning on their way to a 16-10 win over the Brewers. OF Terrell Lowery collects five hits for SF, including three doubles. Starter Russ Ortiz is the winner, allowing 10 earned runs, the most earned runs in a win since Bob Friend, in 1954. The last pitcher to notch a win and give up 10 runs—9 earned—was Vida Blue against the Padres on April 19, 1979. The Giants are the second team to score 11 runs in an inning this year. Earlier this season, the White Sox dropped 11 runs against the Seattle Mariners in one inning

1996
» At Fenway Park, Seattle pounds out 19 hits to beat Boston, 13–7. Ken Griffey, Jr. becomes the 7th-youngest player to collect 200th homers, when he connects in the M's 6-run 4th inning: Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Frank Robinson and Hank Aaron were all younger. Jay Buhner hits a 2-run shot in the inning, the 5th game in a row he's connected, and Edgar Martinez adds four hits in the game.

Larry Walker powers the Rockies to a 12–10 win over the Pirates by driving in six runs and scoring 4. Walker connects for two home runs, a triple and a double as Colorado tallies 20 hits. Tomorrow, Walker will get a double, triple, and triple to set a new National League record by getting extra-base hits in six straight plate appearances (i.e., with no intervening bases on balls, hit-by-pitch, or sacrifice bunts). Earlier today, before the double/triple/homer, but not consecutive to them, he had already hit a home run. By doing so, he will tie the major league record for most extra-base hits (seven) in two consecutive games

In San Francisco, the fans and players ignore a light earthquake at 3Com Park—4.8 on the Richter scale—in the 3rd inning, and the Giants break a 6th-inning tie to win 8–5 over the Expos. Matt Williams hits his 11th home run and drives in three runs for SF, while Henry Rodriguez hits his 17th homer for the Expos. His three ribbies give him 51 to lead the NL.

The Phils Terry Mulholland defeats the Padres, 5-4. Mulholland, who entered the game with the 3rd-lowest batting average in history of any player with 400 at bats, clouts a 407-foot home run in the 2nd inning off Sean Bergman. As Mulholland explains, "Most great power hitters don't hit for a high average

1991
» Manager Don Zimmer is fired by the Cubs and replaced by Jim Essian

1970
» A generous Mel Stottlemyre hands out 11 walks to Washington in eight 1/3 innings, but the Senators are unable to score. Steve Hamilton gets the last two outs to preserve the 2–0 win. The 11 walks in a shutout ties Lefty Gomez, who did complete his 1941 shutout. Danny Cater's 2-run homer in the 5th accounts for the scoring off Dick Such, making his first ML start

Cardinal Steve Carlton strikes out 16 Phillies in eight innings, but the Cards lose, 4–3 in the 9th. In two days, teammate Bob Gibson will also fan 16 Phillies

1967
» Earl Wilson gives Detroit its 3rd straight win over the Yankees, 9–4. Mickey Mantle hits his 5th homer in six games but it's not enough for Whitey Ford, who appears in his last ML game

1959
» Commissioner Ford Frick announces that he foresees the formation of a 3rd league within five years

1955

In a game marked by a fight between Maury McDermott and Jackie Jensen, the Senators top the Red Sox, 1–0, in 12 innings. In the 12th, Jensen is trapped off 1B but his way back to the bag is obstructed by first baseman Mickey Vernon: it is called by 2B ump Ed Runge but he makes no gestures and Jensen continues back to 1B. McDermott, waiting to put the tag on, is knocked over by Jensen, and Hank Soar at 1B calls the runner out. Soar is overruled and then the fight starts between Jensen and the pitcher and both are tossed. Pedro Ramos, who succeeds McDermott, draws a walk and scores the winning run

1952
» After leadoff batter Billy Cox grounds out against Ewell Blackwell, the Whip loses his snap. The Dodgers then score 15 runs in the first inning as a record 19 consecutive batters reach 1B. Captain Pee Wee Reese walks twice in reaching base safely three times. Andy Pafko is thrown out trying to steal 3B, and Duke Snider mercifully strikes out to end the barrage against the Reds. The Dodgers score 15 runs on 15 RBIs in the frame, and coast at home, 19–1. Winning pitcher Chris Van Cuyk has the most hits with four—two in the first inning off Bud Byerly and Frank Smith, while Bobby Morgan has a pair of two-run homers and Snider another two-run homer. The Reds lone run is a homer by reserve catcher Dixie Howell

1940
» Jimmie Foxx hits a grand-slam home run for the 2nd day in a row against Detroit in an 11–8 Red Sox win. Only Babe Ruth, twice, and Bill Dickey have slammed in consecutive days in the American League. Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, and Doc Cramer also homer for Boston. Hank Greenberg and Rudy York homer for the Bengals, while Wally Moses has a pair of triples and two singles

1934
» The Giants beat the Cardinals 5–2 but do it without starting P Freddie Fitzsimmons, who is struck in the back by a fungo bat while warming up. Fat Freddie will miss several starts

1930
» Babe Ruth hits three consecutive home runs in the first game of a doubleheader against the A's, then batting against Jack Quinn in the 9th, Ruth decides to hit right handed. After two strikes, he switches to lefty but strikes out. This is the first of two career 3-homer games for the Babe. Max Bishop draws five walks for the 2nd time in his career (he is the only player to do this twice), and Jimmie Foxx homers to help the A's to a 15–7 victory. Ruth is homerless in the 2nd game, a 4–1 Yankee loss, but Bishop has three more walks. Bishop will walk eight times in a doubleheader in 1934, the only player to collect more than six walks in an afternoon

1923
» Formal transfer of T.L. Huston's interest in the Yankees to Jake Ruppert is completed for $1.5 million. Ten days later Ruppert buys two more sets of uniforms so his players can wear a clean outfit every day, an unprecedented move.

1919
» The Giants send Jim Thorpe to Boston for the $1,500 waiver price

1907
» NL president Pulliam dismisses the Opening Day protests of Pittsburgh manager Fred Clarke over Roger Bresnahan's shin guards. As yet, Bresnahan is the only catcher using them

Three Finger Brown and Christy Mathewson hook up in a pitching duel, with the Chicago ace emerging the winner, 3-2. Matty's batterymate Roger Bresnahan makes two errors to cause Mathewson to lose his 1st of the year. Mobbed at the Polo Grounds after the loss, umpires Hank O'Day and Bob Emslie require police protection. The crowd is egged on by John McGraw, who will be thrown out of games seven times this year. The next day AL ump Billy Evans needs a police escort after argumentative Hugh Jennings incites a riot. Jennings will be suspended

1904
» Boston (AL) SS Bill O'Neill puts himself in the record books by committing six errors in a 13 inning game 5-3 loss to the Browns. O'Neill makes errors in the first inning on the first three balls hit to him, and a 4th straight error with a misplay in the 2nd frame. His final error is on an easy grounder in the 13th inning and allows two runs to score. O'Neill is only 20th century player to record six errors

1901
» Giants fractious owner Andrew Freedman accuses umpire Billy Nash of incompetence and bars him from the Polo Grounds. Pirate Chief Zimmer and the Giants John Warner are forced to officiate. Mathewson then wins his 7th straight, 2-1, but his scoreless streak stops at 39 innings when the Bucs score an unearned run in the 9th

1880
» In Albany's Riverside Park, Lip Pike hits a ball over the wall and into the river. RF Lon Knight begins to go after the ball in a boat but gives up. Few parks have ground rules about giving the batter an automatic home run on a hit over the fence


TRD

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1880
In Albany's Riverside Park, Lip Pike hits a ball over the wall and into the river. RF Lon Knight begins to go after the ball in a boat but gives up. Few parks have ground rules about giving the batter an automatic home run on a hit over the fence.

Ah man i laughed when i read that he went to get the ball in a boat lol!!!



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i love the old history...with the nicknames they had back in the early days....quite a different game back then


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Yea they had some funny names. In the last lot i see one Three Fingers Brown lol!



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2002

The Athletics send OF Jeremy Giambi to the Phillies in exchange for IF/OF John Mabry. The trade, viewed as one–sided for the Phils, will be a good one for Oakland. Giambi will homer in his first two Philley at bats on the 25th, and be the first player in major–league history to hit eight homers in each league before the All–Star break. He'll finish the year with 20. That, plus Jason Giambi's 41, will give the Giambi boys the record for homers by brothers in the same season, topping the 59 hit in 1937 by Joe DiMaggio (46) and Vince DiMaggio (13).

The Wichita Wranglers (Texas League) score 14 runs in the 3rd in beating Tulsa, 19–2. They set league records for singles (10) in an inning, and by having 16 straight players reach base. Five players make two hits in the inning

1999
» Mo Vaughn's single in the 8th snaps a tie and rescues Steve Sparks wild knuckler as the Angles beat the Devil Rays, 8–6. In the 3rd inning, Sparks hits Paul Sorrento to load the bases, then plunks the next two batters with a knuckler. He is the 4th pitcher to hit three batters in a row, joining Houston's C.J. Nitkowski (1988), White Sox Wilbur Wood (1977) and Pittsburgh's Dock Ellis (1974). He also plunks Jose Canseco in the 1st inning to tie the ML mark for HPB. Sparks only allows five hits, but walks six in addition to hitting 4.

The Yankees defeat the White Sox, 10-2, in the 1st game of a DH. Roger Clemens gets the win for NY, giving him an AL record 18 consecutive victories over the course of two seasons. The White Sox come back to take the 2nd game by a score of 2-1.

1995
» The Durham Bulls and Winston-Salem Warthogs engage in a brawl which sees 10 players ejected in a Carolina League game. Winston-Salem P Glen Cullop is knocked unconscious in the melee which occurs on "Strike Out Domestic Violence Night." A total of $6,000 in fines is levied, and 124 games in suspensions

1990
» Andre Dawson sets an major-league record when he is intentionally walked five times during a 16-inning 2–1 Cubs' win over the Reds. Cincinnati issues seven intentional passes altogether to tie a major-league record set by Houston in 1984.

1988
» Pedro Guerrero throws his bat at David Cone after being hit by a pitch in the Dodgers' 5–2 loss to the Mets and will be suspended for four games by National League president Bart Giamatti

1977
» The Red Sox split a doubleheader with the Brewers, winning the opener 14–10. The two teams tie a major-league record in Game One when they combine for 11 home runs, six by Boston. Dwight Evans clocks one of the homers over the new upper section of the CF wall, about 20 feet to the right of the flagpole. In the past three games, the two teams hit 23 homers. Eddie Rodriguez stops the slugging in game 2, allowing two Boston hits to win, 6–0.


» The all-time shortest managerial career ends after one game—a loss—when Eddie Yost, who replaced Mickey Vernon (14-26) as the Senators pilot, is replaced by Gil Hodges. Hodges was acquired today from the Mets, who receive veteran Jimmy Piersall

At Yankee Stadium, New York blows a 7–0 lead and allows Kansas City to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Mickey Mantle, leading off the 11th, is fooled by Bill Fischer on a slow curve, then cannons a 2–2 pitch that almost clears the RF roof. "The hardest ball I ever hit," Mantle later comments, a ball that, by some accounts, was still rising when it struck a foot below the top. It is conservatively estimated by Dr. James McDonald, a physicist who studies long-ball trajectories, that the ball would have traveled 620 feet if it had not struck the facade. "That was the only homer I ever hit that the bat actually bent in my hands," Mantle tells Dale Long, from whom he borrowed the bat.

1958
» Ted Williams hits his 16th career grand slam to provide the Red Sox with the margin in an 8–5 win over the A's. Ted's 4th inning blast, off Jack Urban, tied him with Babe Ruth for 2nd place on the career slam list.

1957
» The Red Sox set an American League record by smashing four home runs in the 6th inning in an 11–0 win over Cleveland. Gene Mauch, Ted Williams, Dick Gernert, and Frank Malzone do the honors. All of these come on the first 16 pitches from Cal McLish. Williams had set the record with Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin, and Jim Tabor in 1940.

1946
» With the score tied 1–1 in the 10th inning at Ebbets Field, Cubs SS Len Merullo and Dodger 2B Eddie Stanky start punching each other, precipitating a brawl between the two teams. Claude Passeau rips off Leo Durocher's jersey before calm is restored. The Dodgers win 2–1 in 13 innings, collecting 11 hits off Johnny Schmidt, who goes the distance. Joe Hatten gives up four hits in 12 innings, with Kirby Higbe pitching the last round

1938
» The Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field. The first night game will be played there on June 15th

1937

Before a 6–2 loss to the Reds in Cincinnati, the Dodgers announce that Van Lingle Mungo has been fined, suspended for three days, and given a bill for $1,500 worth of damage done to a St. Louis hotel room following a ruckus last week with teammates trying to get him to bed at four A.M. When a photographer asks to take a picture of Mungo's black eye, the pitcher replies, "You can take it for $1,000, because that's what it cost me to get it

1933
» Joe Sewell of the Yankees fans for the first time this season, a 3–0 win behind Lefty Gomez over Cleveland. Sewell will strike out only three more times in 524 at bats

1880
» Jim Galvin makes his first appearance of the season for Buffalo, beating Cincinnati 2–1. Galvin had difficulty leaving California, where he was forced to walk 36 miles at one point to avoid local detectives who were trying to hold him to his California League contract



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2002
» At Miller Park, Dodger OF Shawn Green becomes the second player this year to hit four home runs in a game, doing so in LA's 16–3 shellacking of the Brewers. Green goes 6–6 in the contest, scores six runs (both Dodgers records), drives home seven runs, and sets a major league record with 19 total bases. This breaks Joe Adcock's former mark of 18 set in 1954. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, six players have produced 17 or more total bases in a game with the last being Mike Schmidt in 1976. Green is the first player to collect six hits while hitting four homers, and his four homers plus a double ties the National League mark for extra base hits. The Dodgers hit eight homers in the game, another franchise record. Before

2000
» The Orioles defeat the Mariners, 4-2. Seattle's Rickey Henderson drew his 2,000th career walk in the 9th inning, making him the 3rd player to reach that level, behind Babe Ruth and Ted Williams

1999

The Orioles defeat the Rangers, 15-6, scoring 10 runs in the 1st inning. Baltimore OF Brady Anderson is hit by a pitch twice in the 1st to set an AL record

1980
» Five hours after the midnight deadline passes, the players and owners avert a strike by announcing a new 4-year basic agreement. The new deal raises the minimum salary from $21,000 to $30,000 and increases the clubs' contributions to the players' pension fund, but the major issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved

1948
» Joe DiMaggio hits three consecutive home runs for the New York Yankees in a 6–5, first-game win against the Indians. The first two home runs are off Bob Feller. Behind Don Black, the Indians take the nightcap, 5–1, to preserve first place

1946
» Police sit along the dugouts of both clubs at Ebbets Field after yesterday's brawl but that doesn't stop a pregame fight between the Dodgers Dixie Walker and the Cubs Lenny Merullo. The first place Dodgers again win, 2–1, in 11 innings. The pregame fight will cost five players $650, plus suspensions for Walker, Merullo and Cubs coach Red Smith. Augie Galan gets tossed in the 4th and Leo Durocher in the 9th

1944
» Wartime restrictions are eased, and Ebbets Field is the scene of the first night game in metro New York since 1941. The Giants Bill Voiselle loses a 2–1, 9th-inning lead because an apparent last-out fly ball is dropped by CF Johnny Rucker when Charlie- Mead runs into him. Two runners score and the Dodgers win 3–2. In other cities, there was no restriction on night play, but games could be interrupted at any time by test blackouts

1927
» At Wrigley Field, Hack Wilson clouts the first homer to ever hit the ground level scoreboard in CF to lead the Cubs to a 14–8 win over the Braves. After the game, Wilson will celebrate his homer with drinks at a friend's apartment, and will get arrested for violating Prohibition

1897
» A "shoot the chutes" waterslide opens at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis. With the Browns in last place, owner Von der Ahe is trying to draw customers with a variety of amusement park attractions.

1895
» The Louisville Colonels drop a game to Brooklyn because they have run out of baseballs. The home team is responsible for supplying balls, but the game begins with just three baseballs on hand, two of them practice balls borrowed from Brooklyn. By the 3rd inning, the balls are worn out and a messenger sent for new ones does not arrive back in time. Louisville is forced to forfeit the game



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2002

The pilot of a small plane carrying the remains of an avid Mariners' fan attempts to drop the ashes above SAFECO Field, but the canister bounces off the stadium roof and lands on the street. Fear of an attack brings police and firemen rushing to the stadium.

2001
» The Cubs' Jon Lieber one-hits the Reds, 3-0, ending Cincinnati's NL-record streak of 208 straight games without being shut out. 2B Juan Castro gets the Reds only hit. The efficient Lieber needs only 78 pitches in the game

1996
» In Seattle, Ken Griffey, Jr. sinks the Yankees with three home runs, scoring five runs and driving in six as the Mariners win, 10–4. It is the first 3-homer game for Griffey. Scott Kamieniecki takes the loss, his last game with the Yankees. His season will end in a month when he goes on the Triple-A DL.

1994
» At home, the Cardinals set a new major-league record for futility by stranding 16 base runners in a shutout, a 4–0 loss to the Phils. The Cards collect nine hits and eight walks to strand runners in every inning but the first. At the end of the eight innings the game is scoreless, but new Cards reliever Mike Perez gives up two hits and a walk, then a 3-run homer to Pete Incaviglia. The old record of 15 baserunners in a shutout had been done four times, the last on May 12, 1975. The 1998 Mariners will match the Cards futility and set the American League record

1993

Only 15 fans are in the stands, including two scouts and a mascot, at the start of the day when the Quad City River Bandits meet the Rockford Royals in a Class A Midwest League doubleheader

1984
» Detroit (35-5) beats California 5–1 for its 17th consecutive win on the road, breaking the American League record set by the 1912 Senators, and tying the ML mark set by the 1916 Giants. Jack Morris (9–1) allows four hits in nine innings to win, and he is backed by homers from Lance Parrish and Alan Trammell. The Tigers will finally lose tomorrow in Seattle, 7–3

1978

In a Florida State League game, the Tampa Tarpons push 18 runs across the plate in the 4th inning of a 20–2 win over Daytona Beach. The bizarre frame, which lasts over an hour, features nine hits, six walks, three errors, three wild pitches, two passed balls, and an obstruction call. Fifteen runs score before the inning's first out is recorded

1964
» Seven shutouts in both leagues tie the major-league record for blankings in one day

1956
» Mickey Mantle goes 5-for-5 with an intentional walk in an 11–4 win against the Tigers. Mantle is hitting .421. He combines with Joe Collins for back-to-back homers, off Duke Maas

1952
» Jimmy Piersall and New York's Billy Martin first exchange insults before a game in Boston, then exchange punches in the tunnel under the stands. It takes coaches Bill Dickey and Oscar Melillo, along with starter Ellis Kinder, to break the fight up. Piersall goes to the clubhouse to change his bloody shirt and gets into another brawl with teammate Maury McDermott. He sits as Ellis Kinder stops the Yanks, 5–2

1947

At Brooklyn, Carl Furillo pinch-hits for LF Gene Hermanski—in the 1st inning—and clouts a 3-run homer to give the Brooks the lead over the Phillies. Skeeter Newsome's 3rd career homer in five years ties the game in the 8th and the Phils win it in 10 innings, 4–3. Freddy Schmidt wins over Hugh Casey. Furillo's pinch homer sets a ML record—it is the only pinch home run to come in the first inning. As noted by Lyle Spatz, Phils manager Ben Chapman starts righty Al Jurisch just to pitch to Brooklyn's first two hitters: Reese and Robinson. Lefty Oscar Judd, warming up from the start, then comes in to pitch to the next three lefty hitters: Reiser, Walker, and Hermanski. Reiser and Walker bat and then Furillo hits for Hermanski, though he is not listed in the box score as a PH

1945
» The visiting Giants beat the Reds 7–6 on a pinch homer by colorful Danny Gardella. Gardella had started the day by leaving a suicide note in his hotel room for his roommate Nat Reyes. When Reyes returned to the room a few minutes later, he noticed the open window and read the note. Horrified, he rushed to window only to see the grinning face of Gardella, who had been hanging from the window ledge several stories over the street

1942
» At Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo, one of the most memorable games in Japanese League history takes place, a 28-inning marathon (4-4 tie) between Nagoya and Taiyo. It takes three hours and 47 minutes and both starters, Michio Nishizawa of Nagoya and Jiro Noguchi of Taiyo, go all the way: Nishizawa 311 pitches; Noguchi 344. Games are not allowed to end in a tie because the league has to show off their fighting spirit, according to historian Yoichi Nagata. Because this is the last day of the spring schedule in the three-part season (spring, summer and fall), closing ceremonies and awards are scheduled, so officials order the umpire to end the game. Nagoya uses only nine players, and Taiyo, 10. Despite the war, the game is noted in TSN

1936
» Yankees 2B Tony Lazzeri sets several slugging marks with two grand slams, a 3rd home run, and a triple for 15 total bases in a 25–2 slaughter of the Athletics at Shibe Park. Tony has now hit seven home runs in four games and six in three games. He also sets a new AL mark of 11 RBIs in one game. DiMaggio has three hits, including a homer, and Frank Crosetti also goes deep as a league mark is tied when nine Yanks score two or more runs. Another major-league record is tied when Ben Chapman draws five walks as the Yanks are handed 16 bases on balls. Gehrig exits early and is replaced by his favorite sub, Jack Saltzgaver. Monte Pearson is the winner over George Turbeville in the laugher.

1935
» After a day's delay because of rain, the Cincinnati Reds host the Philadelphia Phillies in the first ML night game, winning 2–1 before a crowd of 24,422. On the initiative of Larry MacPhail, FDR throws the switch at the White House to turn on the lights. the Phils Mike Chiozza is the first batter as the Reds Paul Derringer outduels Joe Bowan, though the Reds are outhit, six to 4. The Reds will play seven night games in all, one each against the other National League teams

1933
» Detroit's Tommy Bridges tosses a one-hitter in topping the Senators, 3–1. Joe Kuhel's homer is the only Washington safety. It is the first time in the American League that a pitcher has allowed a home run in a one-hitter

1928
» In the first game of a doubleheader in Philadelphia, a major-league record 13 future Hall of Famers take the field as the first-place Yankees take on the 2nd-place A's. This number does not include non-playing Hall of Famers Herb Pennock and Stan Coveleski, managers Miller Huggins and Connie Mack, nor umpires Tom Connally and Bill McGowan. [HOFs: Earle Combs, Leo Durocher, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, and Waite Hoyt for New York; Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Mickey Cochrane, Al Simmons, Eddie Collins, Lefty Grove, and Jimmie Foxx for the A's.] Led by Lazzeri's three hits and six RBIs, the Yanks edge the A's, 9–7, handing the defeat to Lefty Grove. The A's win the nitecap, 5–2, behind rookie Ossie Orwell

1898

Pitcher Clark Griffith of Chicago, ejected from the Baltimore game, spews obscene language at umpire Tom Lynch, who threatens him with the Board of Discipline. Sporting Life notes "the only witness appears to be catcher Bowerman of Baltimore, who is hardly likely to testify against Griffith



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2001
» More one-hitters. At Wrigley, the Cubs edge the Brewers, 1-0, on Kerry Wood's one-hitter. Mark Loretta's single in the 7th is the only Milwaukee hit. Wood strikes out 14. The Cubs staff has now thrown back-to-back one hitters: it was last done by the Rangers, in 1996, when Ken Hill and Roger Pavlik did it.

At Fenway, the Red Sox defeat the Blue Jays, 4-0, on Hideo Nomo's one-hitter. The only Toronto hit is Shannon Stewart's double in the 4th, extending his hitting streak to 15 games. Mike Lansing's 3-run double in the 8th gives Nomo some breathing room.

Greg Maddux becomes the first Brave pitcher since Dick Rudolph in 1916 to throw two 1-0 shutouts in the same month as he whips the Pirates, 1–0. Maddux beat the Brewers, 1–0 on May 2. Rafael Furcal's RBI single off Todd Ritchie (0–6) is the winner. The Bucs waste a chance in the 8th when they have three singles, but two runners are caught stealing

1999

In Arizona's 5–4 win over San Diego, the D'backs Damian Miller becomes only the 8th ML catcher to participate in three double plays in a 9-inning game, tying the NL record for DPs and tying the major-league record for DPs started by a catcher. The last N.L. catcher to participate in three DPs was Ebba St. Claire of the Boston Braves in 1950. Chris Hoiles was part of four double plays for the Orioles on April 9, 1998

1998
» Cleveland 2B David Bell becomes the 3rd player in major league history to play against a team managed by his father. Bell's 2–run double brings home the go–ahead run in the Indians 7–4 win over Buddy Bell's Detroit Tigers. Bump Wills and Moises Alou are the only other players to appear in games against their fathers

1992
» El Paso Diablos public address announcer Derrick Grubbs is ejected from the team's game against Jackson because of music he played during the contest.

1989
» After shopping him for several months, the Mariners finally trade star pitcher Mark Langston to Montreal for pitchers Randy Johnson, Brian Holman, and Gene Harris.

1983
» In a 6–0 loss to the Braves, Pirates Jim Bibby and Jim Winn combine to walk seven consecutive batters in the 3rd inning, tying the major-league record set by the Senators Dolly Gray in 1909.

1982
» Ferguson Jenkins of the Cubs fans Garry Templeton in the 3rd inning of a 2–1 loss to the Padres to become the 7th pitcher in ML history to record 3,000 career strikeouts.

Jim Palmer (2-2) wins his 250th career game for Baltimore, 10–3 over the Rangers. Gary Roenicke has a pair of home runs and John Lowenstein adds one

1979
» Seven different Dodgers, including P Rick Sutcliffe, hit home runs as Los Angeles buries the visiting Reds 17–6. Sutcliffe poles his off Tom Seaver. The last homer for LA comes when Davey Lopes hits a 3–0 pitch in the 6th with the Dodgers up, 14–2. In his next at bat, Dave Tomlin decks Lopes four straight times inciting a brawl

1977
» CF Lyman Bostock has 12 putouts in the 2nd game of a doubleheader, tying the ML mark, as the Twins sweep the Red Sox, 13–5 and 9-4. Bostock is only the 3rd big leaguer to do it in nine innings and just the 2nd CF in this century. His 17 putouts in the twinbill is also an AL record. Carlton Fisk and George Scott hit back-to-back homers for Boston, the 5th time this year the Red Sox have done it

1969
» The Cardinals tie a National League record with just one assist in Bob Gibson's 4–0 win at Los Angeles

1965
» Nine different Twins (5) and Red Sox (4) hit home runs, tying a ML record. Minnesota wins the slugfest, 17–5. Boston's Gerry Moses, age 18 years and nine months, goes into the record books when he pinch hits his first homer, off Mudcat Grant. Moses is the youngest player to ever pinch hit a round tripper.

1964
» Ground is broken for a new stadium in St. Louis

1953

Russ Meyer of the Dodgers is fined $100 and suspended three days for obscene gestures and abusive language picked up by TV close-ups. National League President Warren Giles and Commissioner Ford Frick oppose dugout shots by TV cameras.

1951
» Giants rookie Willie Mays, who was hitting .477 with Minneapolis, goes 0-for-5 in his ML debut against the Phils. He strikes out in his first at bat, against Bubba Church. New York wins, 8–5

1941
» Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for the first time during the season. His run to be the first since Bill Terry in 1930 to exceed the magic number will be marked in newspapers throughout the season, although it will often give way to the batting streak by Joe DiMaggio. DiMag singles today, off Boston's Lefty Grove. Grove thus joins two of baseball's most famous streaks—Joe's current hitting streak and Ruth's 60 homers in 1927. Lefty served up a gopher on September 27, 1927

1935
» Babe Ruth has a last hurrah, hitting three home runs at Pittsburgh. The first shot is hit off Red Lucas, while the last two homers come off veteran Guy Bush. The final one, the last of his 714 career home runs, is the first to clear the RF grandstand at Forbes Field and is measured at 600 feet. With that, Ruth sits down in the dugout—Pittsburgh's—next to rookie Mace Brown. Ruth, who hit three homers in a game just once in the American League (May 21, 1930), is the first player to turn this hat trick in both leagues. Ruth lifts himself in the 7th inning, finishing the day at 4-for-4 and six RBIs. But Ruth's old teammate Waite Hoyt, in relief of Bush, is the winner as Pittsburgh defeats the hapless Braves, 11–7

1922
» Babe Ruth is suspended one day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on ump George Hildebrand after being called out at 2B while trying to stretch a single in the 3rd. Babe then goes into the stands after a heckler and is restrained by GM Ed Barrow. On his way to the CF clubhouse Ruth gestures to another heckler in RF. Babe gets stripped of his title as team captain as a result. New York beats the visiting Nationals, 6–4.

1919
» Ever-popular Casey Stengel, now a Pirate, is good-naturedly applauded when he comes to bat in the 7th inning, doffs his cap in response, and to everyone's delight releases an "irate but much relieved" sparrow he had hidden there

1899
» In just his 7th big league game, Deacon Phillippe of Louisville tosses a 7–0 no-hitter against the Giants. He walks three batters but will become baseball's best control pitcher with a career average of 1.25 bases on balls per game. The Colonels collect just four hits off Ed Doheny in scoring their seven runs



posted on May, 25 2004 @ 12:16 AM
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1922
» Babe Ruth is suspended one day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on ump George Hildebrand after being called out at 2B while trying to stretch a single in the 3rd. Babe then goes into the stands after a heckler and is restrained by GM Ed Barrow. On his way to the CF clubhouse Ruth gestures to another heckler in RF. Babe gets stripped of his title as team captain as a result. New York beats the visiting Nationals, 6–4.







in 1922, $200 was worth $1939.50. not as much as a player would be fined today but the salaries were'nt nearly as substantial as they are today so this was a huge chunk of cash. and he loses his position as team captain.



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