On December 26, 1954, future major league star Ozzie Smith is born in Mobile, Alabama. In 1978, the “Wizard of Oz” will make his debut with the San Diego Padres and will eventually establish himself as one of the game’s greatest defensive shortstops…
Willie Mays hits the first grand slam in the history of the San Francisco Giants. Mays also belts another home run in a 12 – 3 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants moved from New York to San Francisco prior to the season.
May 12, 1958
1985 – Mets phenom Doc Gooden strikes out 16 Giants in a 3 – 0 victory over San Francisco becoming the first National League pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters in each of his first two seasons.
August 20, 1985
The Angels hit four home runs – by Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Chris Iannetta and Mark Trumbo – as they defeat Kansas City, 5 – 4, for their fifth straight win. Joe Blanton wins for the first time this season after seven straight losses, while Robert Coello picks up his first career save after closer Ernesto Frieri falters by giving up two runs in the 9th.
May 23, 2013