On September 21, 1963, Harmon “Killer” Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins ties an American League record by clubbing four home runs in a doubleheader. Killebrew helps Minnesota earn a split against the Boston Red Sox…
Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is the winner of the National League Cy Young Award, gathering 27 of 32 first-place votes and finishing ahead of the two aces of the Phillies, Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee. The 23-year-old lefthander went 21-5, tied with Ian Kennedy for the most wins in the NL, and finished first with a 2.28 ERA and 248 strikeouts.
November 17, 2011
At Yankee Stadium, the A’s defeat the Bronx Bombers, 8-6, in the last game the franchise will play representing Philadelphia. Connie Mack’s Athletics, after spending the first 54 years of existence in the City of Brotherly Love, will play in Kansas City next season, after much legal wrangling, under the new ownership of Arnold Johnson.
September 26, 1954
2015 – A nine-year-old bat boy is killed when he is struck in the head by a follow-through swing while standing near the on-deck circle at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, KS. The death occurs even though the boy is wearing a helmet and is immediately administered first aid by the home plate umpire, a trained paramedic.
August 1, 2015
David Price becomes the first 20-game winner in franchise history when he goes seven innings in the Rays’ 6-2 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The 27 year-old southpaw, the youngest American League pitcher to win 20 since Johan Santana reached the milestone with Minnesota in 2004, will edge Tigers ace Justin Verlander for the AL Cy Young Award.
September 30, 2012