On April 21, 1971, Willie Stargell hits three home runs, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Stargell, who hit three home runs in a game only 11 days earlier, will set a record for the most home runs in April.
Just four days after throwing a no-hitter, Satchel Paige finds himself on the short end of another no-hitter, thrown by Willie “Sug” Cornelius. However, Cornelius’ Chicago American Giants are unable to score, and the game is a scoreless tie after nine innings. Paige’s Pittsburgh Crawfords break open the no-hitter in the 10th inning, and Paige beats Cornelius, 3 – 0.
July 8, 1934
Oakland right-hander Bartolo Colon is suspended for 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. The infraction will end the 2005 Cy Young Award winner’s season with a 10-9 record (.526), along with an ERA of 3.43 for the playoff bound A’s.
August 22, 2012
In an open letter, Bobby-Jo Williams Ferrell, Ted Williams’ oldest daughter, urges former Senator John Glenn and President Bush to help in preventing her half-brother, John Henry, from freezing the body of their dad at a cryonics lab in Arizona. She believes it her father’s wish to be cremated and not frozen.
July 10, 2002
The first of two 2008 European Cups ends in Grosseto with a nail-biter. For six innings, Patrick Beljaards and Linc Mikkelsen trade goose eggs. Montepaschi Grosseto scores in the 7th on a Davide Dallospedale triple and a sacrifice fly and Kinheim (the defending champs) ties it in the 9th, also on a triple (by Roel Koolen) and a sac fly. In the 10th, Grosseto uses three singles to score a run on Kinheim closer Michiel van Kampen. Kinheim rallies against Mikkelsen, the starter working into extra innings, with two singles and a game-winning two-run double by Tjerk Smeets.
June 21, 2008