On April 22, 1959, the Chicago White Sox score 11 runs in one inning-with the benefit of only one hit. Chicago puts together the bizarre rally on 10 walks, three errors by the Kansas City A’s, and a hit batsman. The White Sox go on to defeat the A’s, 20-6.
At the request of club owners in Cincinnati and New York, the National League bans umpire Tim Hurst, considered the most colorful, cantankerous ump, from working in cities whose club owners “object to having a man of that type associated with their grounds, where ladies and gentlemen watch the games.”
April 13, 1900
Ty Cobb goes 1-for-4 in Detroit’s 4-1 victory over Washington at Navin Field. The Tiger outfielder’s single is his 68th hit in 137 at-bats (.535) during July, the most ever collected in a single month by a major leaguer.
July 31, 1912
1986 – Eric Davis leads the Reds to a 14 – 2 pasting of the host Giants by belting three home runs, scoring 5 runs and knocking in 4. His first two homers are off starter Vida Blue.
September 10, 1986
The Brewers pound the Pirates, 17 – 3, for their 22nd consecutive win over the Bucs at Miller Park, dating back to 2007. They have won all four of their games with Pittsburgh this year by a combined score of 53-5. Pirates OF Ryan Church comments: “There are no words to describe it. It’s embarrassing. That about sums it up.”
April 26, 2010