On March 23, 1889 — 1889 – John Ward arrives in New York, having left the world tour early, and states that he might consent to play with the Washington Nationals if he receives a major portion of the $12,000 sale price. On April 2nd he will kill the deal with the Giants by refusing to play for Washington.
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Clearing up a logjam in the outfield, the Rockies trade OF Corey Dickerson and 3B Kevin Padlo to the Rays in return for Ps Jake McGee and German Marquez.
January 28, 2016
In a 14-2 victory over Brunswick, Cordele A’s third baseman Ralph Betcher goes deep for the Philadelphia farm club, accounting for the only home run the team will hit all season. ‘Froggie,’ a moniker given to the infielder because of his deep voice, records the only round-tripper in the 4,679 at-bats that the Class D team will take during the 139-game Georgia-Florida minor league season.
July 3, 1952
At Cleveland‚ in the first game of a twi-nighter‚ Indian P Al Milnar has a no-hitter until Doc Cramer singles with 2 out in the 9th. But the duel with Detroit’s Tommy Bridges ends in a 14-inning scoreless tie because the rules state the game cannot be continued under the lights. Milnar allows just two hits and his catcher, Gene Desautels, catches the entire game without a putout or assist.
August 11, 1942
Brien Taylor, a former top Yankees pitching prospect who received a record $1.55 million signing bonus, is sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty to distributing crack cocaine. The East Carteret High School’s hard-throwing southpaw was the No. 1 overall selection in the 1991 draft, but two years later his career was cut short when he got into a fist fight, severely injuring his pitching shoulder when he throw a punch which missed his opponent.
November 7, 2012
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