On June 26, 1970, Frank Robinson smacks two grand slams during a 12-2 rout of the Washington Senators. The Baltimore Orioles’ right fielder connects on consecutive at-bats, scoring Dave McNally, Don Buford, and Paul Blair each time. Robinson becomes only the third major leaguer to hit grand slams in consecutive innings.
2015 – U.S. District Court Judge Darrin Gayles sentences Anthony Bosch, the man behind the Biogenesis PED scandal, to four years in jail for masterminding the operation that led to a dozen major league players receiving suspensions of 50 games or more. Ironically, the poster boy for the guilty players, Alex Rodriguez, issues a handwritten apology to fans today as he is about to head to spring training with the Yankees following the end of his suspension, but the text does not go into any detail besides expressing general regret for his trespasses.
February 17, 2015
The Cardinals’ Chris Carpenter pitches his first shutout in exactly two years as he whitewashes the Brewers, 2 – 0, beating Zack Greinke. The Cards still trail the Brew Crew by 8 1/2 games, however.
September 7, 2011
Helping to snap the National League’s three-game winning streak, Sandy Alomar, Jr., belts a seventh-inning two-run home run to lead the Junior Circuit to a 3-1 All-Star Game victory in front of an enthusiastic hometown crowd at Jacobs Field. The 31 year-old Indian catcher, in the midst of a 30-game hitting streak, is named the Midsummer Classic’s Most Valuable Player.
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