On September 15, 1950, Johnny Mize of the New York Yankees sets a major league record by hitting three home runs in a game for the sixth time. In spite of Mize’s six RBIs, the Yankees lose to the Tigers, 9-7…
T&A San Marino cruises to its second Italian Baseball League title, beating Nettuno, 10 – 1, in Game 7 of the 2011 Italian Series. Henry Bonilla and Darwin Cubillan combine on the pitching, while Carlos Duran and Giovanni Pantaleoni both hit two-run homers in the 2nd inning. Shortstop Anthony Granato is named Series MVP; he went deep 3 times and drove in nine from the leadoff slot.
September 10, 2011
Trailing by five runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Rangers score six times to beat the Brewers, 7-6. With two runs in and two out, Milwaukee shortstop Robin Yount’s error on Gary Ward’s ground ball loads the bases, setting the stage for Buddy Bell’s ‘sayonara slam’ over the left field wall off Pete Ladd.
August 31, 1984
Alex Rodriguez becomes the fifth-youngest big leaguer to hit his 200th career home run, at 25 years and 289 days. Mel Ott accomplished the feat in 1934 at the youngest age (25 years, 144 days).
May 13, 2001