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…
Reds relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen blasts a 420-foot home run to centerfield as a pinch-hitter against the Phillies’ Adam Morgan. The 6th-inning homer breaks a 4 -4 tie and Cincinnati goes on to win, 7 – 4. Micah Owingshad been the last pitcher to hit a pinch homer, back on May 10, 2009.
April 6, 2017
The Story Quarry site is selected as the site for the new Milwaukee County Stadium. Construction will begin on October 19, 1950.
January 11, 1949
Dante Bichette joins his teammate Ellis Burks as a member of the 30/30 club when he homers in the sixth inning of Colorado’s 6-3 victory over Houston at Coors Field. The Rockies join the 1987 New York Mets as the only teams in history to have two 30-30 players (Howard Johnson and Darryl Strawberry) during the same season.
September 13, 1996
When one hears of a runner being “cut down going from first to third”, what immediately springs to mind is probably not the following scenario, enacted in Houston’s Astrodome by Pirate right fielder Roberto Clemente and recounted by The Sporting News’ Les Biederman: “Clemente made an almost unheard-of assist in this game. With runners on first and second and Pirates charging for the plate, Bob Lillis pushed a bunt into the vacated shortstop position for one run. Walter Bond tried to go from first to third but Clemente, sizing up the situation quickly, came in from right field…” Second baseman Bill Mazeroski recalls: “Roberto raced in from right field, dove for the ball, and with his face in the dirt threw out the runner going to third base!” The dumbfounded Bond becomes the 8th frame’s first out while Rusty Staub scores from second, building Houston’s lead to two. Two more will score before the inning ends and yet another two in the top of the 9th. The Bucs then mount a furious 9th-inning comeback. After scoring six runs to tie the game, they win it with another run in the 11th, 7 – 6.
August 27, 1965
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