On December 16, 2006, former major league infielder Cecil Travis dies in Riverdale, Georgia, at the age of 93. Travis hit .314 in his career, which was interrupted by service in World War II. While in the Army he suffered frostbite during the Battle of the Bulge and was unable to perform at the same level as a player when he returned to the Senators in 1946.
At Shea Stadium, the Cubs’ game is suspended due to a major black-out which darkens New York City. The Mets players amuse the crowd by performing antics in front of the headlights of cars which they drive onto the field.
July 13, 1977
Ricky Romero pitches a gem for the Blue Jays. He allows only one hit to the White Sox, a two-run homer by former teammate Alex Rios with none out in the 8th, in 8 innings of work, while striking out a career-high 12 batters. Kevin Gregg completes the one-hitter with a perfect 9th inning, earning his 3rd save in sealing the 4 – 2 win.
April 13, 2010