On August 9, 1969 — 1969 – The Giants purchase relief P Don McMahon from the Tigers. Tomorrow, he’ll give up four runs in the 9th as the Giants lose, 7 – 4, to the Cards.
1996 – In a 7 – 5 win over the Dodgers, Barry Bonds goes 1 for 1 and receives an intentional walk, giving him a new National League record of 149 walks in a season. He also swipes two bases, giving him 39. The Dodgers get a homer from Eric Karros, his 34th, and a two-run pinch homer from Billy Ashley. Of Ashley’s nine homers, five have been pinch hits, one short of Johnny Frederick’s record.
September 25, 1996
1994 – Ken Caminiti slugs an inside-the-park homer while Craig Biggio and James Mouton belt the traditional kind as the Astros trap the Cubs, 12-6. Caminiti and Biggio are named to the N.L. All-Star team along with Jeff Bagwell, Doug Drabek and John Hudek(none as starters) to total a club-record five All-Stars in one season.
October 15, 2019
Mike Piazza, the sixty-second round pick of the 1988 draft, is the BBWAA’s unanimous choice for the Rookie of the Year award in the National League. The Dodger catcher is the first player to hit over .300 (.318), connect for more than 30 homers (35), and drive in at least 100 runs (112) in the Senior Circuit as a freshman since Wally Berger accomplished the feat in his initial major league season with the Braves in 1930.
October 23, 1993
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