On February 9 1961 — 1961 – Willie Mays signs for $85,000, currently the biggest contract in Major League Baseball.
Don Hoak of the Cincinnati Redlegs unwittingly brings about a change in the baseball rules. Leading off second base, Hoak intentionally interferes with an apparent double play grounder. Hoak is called out, but the batter is safe. A new rule will result: if a runner willfully interferes with a batted ball that could result in a double play, both the runner and the batter will be called out.
April 21, 1957
Pitcher Billy Hoeft of the Detroit Tigers hits two home runs and a single against the Baltimore Orioles’ Skinny Brown, as Detroit wins, 10 – 2.
July 14, 1957
In his major league debut, Doug Rau throws a three-hitter, beating St. Louis at Busch Stadium, 5-1. In his first big-league at-bat, the 23 year-old Dodger southpaw helps his cause with an RBI-triple in the second inning.
September 2, 1972
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