On August 9, 1959 — 1959 – The Pirates, down 3 – 1 to the Cubs in the 9th, tie the game, then win, 5 – 3, in the 10th. Elroy Face wins in relief to go 15-0. The win is the 11th extra-inning victory in a row for the Pirates.
“There is nothing in life quite so limited as being a limited partner of George Steinbrenner.” – Yankees minority owner John McMullen Heading a limited partnership that includes Lester Crown, John DeLorean, and Nelson Bunker Hunt, George Steinbrenner, a Tampa shipbuilder, purchases the Yankees from CBS. ‘The Boss’ will become a well-known owner due to his pursuit of expensive talent, well-publicized feuds with players and baseball’s brass, and the frequent firing of GMs and managers.
January 3, 1973
1997 – John Olerud cycles, going 4 for 5 with five ribbies, to lead the Mets to a 9 – 5 win over the Expos. Olerud hits a bases-loaded stand-up triple in the 8th, his first triple in three years, to complete the cycle. The drive bounces off the wall, striking center fielder Vladimir Guerrero.
September 11, 1997
At Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium, Bob Oliver becomes the first player in Royals history to hit a grand slam. The center fielder’s eighth-inning blast comes off Jim Bouton of the Pilots in an eventual 13-2 KC victory.
July 4, 1969
With three doubles and a home run, Mark Trumbo ties a franchise record with four extra-base hits and becomes the first player in Angels’ history to collect five hits and score five runs in the same game. The Anaheim first baseman’s ten total bases, however, yield only two RBIs in the Halos’ 12-6 victory over Toronto at the Rogers Centre.
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