On September 29, 1963, John Paciorek of the Houston Colt .45s makes his major league debut a memorable one by going 3-for-3 with two walks and three RBIs. Unfortunately, Paciorek injures his back and will never appear in another major league game…
Frank Robinson’s home run spoils a no-hit bid by the Royals’ Dick Drago, who loses, 1 – 0, in a rain-shortened game. Play is stopped with one out in the 5th. Robby’s homer is his 493rd, tying him with Lou Gehrig for 11th place on the homer list.
July 30, 1971
Barry Bonds becomes the first player in major league history to win the Most Valuable Player Award five times. The 38 year-old Giant left fielder, who also won the award with the Pirates in 1990 and ’92 and with San Francisco in 1993 and last season, was the National League’s batting champion with a .370 average and broke 1941 Ted Williams’ on-base percentage record with an amazing .582 OBP.
November 11, 2002
1961 – Al Kaline plays 3B for the first time in his career. His two hits and two RBIs lead the Tigers to a 5 – 4 win over the Senators. Kaline will return to the OF and play 3B just once more in his career, in 1965.
June 20, 1961
Francisco Liriano continues to display the form that made him a rookie sensation before arm surgery in 2006. The Twins’ starter pitches a third consecutive game in which he does not allow a run, going 8 innings in a 2 – 0 win over Detroit. He has an 0.93 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 29 innings this year.
April 27, 2010
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