On March 21, 1903 — 1903 – Sporting Life, the U.S.’s oldest baseball publication, begins its 21st year. It will close during World War I.
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Scooter Gennett, who was claimed off of waivers by the Reds at the end of spring training, becomes 17th player in major league history, and the first in the franchise’s 135 years of existence to hit four homers in a game. The Cincinnati second baseman establishes a franchise record with 17 total bases with his quartet of round-trippers in consecutive at-bats, contributing 10 RBIs to the club’s 13-1 victory over the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park.
June 6, 2017
With the spotlight on the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, sitting on 599 homers on his birthday, the Indians’ Josh Tomlin grabs the headlines, giving up only 3 hits in 7 innings in winning his major league debut, 4 – 1. A-Rod finishes the night 0 for 4.
July 27, 2010
The Twins lose, 4 – 3, to the Royals and also lose Kent Hrbek, who dislocates his left shoulder diving for a ball. He’ll be out till June 26th. Before the injury, Hrbek hits his 7th homer of the year.
May 15, 1989
Clark Griffith, the White Sox’s pitcher-manager, working in relief for his club, decides to walk Philadelphia’s Napoleon Lajoie with the bases loaded intentionally. The strategy proves to be successful when he induces the next three batters to ground out to complete the 11-9 victory at Chicago’s South Side Park.
May 23, 1901
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