On June 20, 1972 – Randy Hundley caps the scoring in the 1st inning with a grand slam as the Cubs score 7, all off Don Carrithers, en route to a 15 – 8 pasting of the Giants. The first three runs come on three walks, two wild pitches and three singles. Hundley singles in another run in the 5-run 4th as the Cubs win their 7th straight.
1988 – Orel Hershiser pitches a four-hitter and Mickey Hatcher and Mike Davis hit two-run home runs to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5 – 2 victory over the Oakland Athletics and the World Series title in five games. Hershiser becomes only the third player to win the MVP honors in both the League Championship Series and the World Series. The win gives the Dodgers their first World Championship since 1981, becoming the only team to win more than one World Series in the 1980s.
October 20, 1988
Claudio Liverziani becomes the first three-time MVP in the Italian Baseball League, following a .291/.444/.472 season, with 30 runs and 20 RBI in 38 games for Fortitudo Bologna. Liverziani had missed the 2010 and 2011 seasons after a positive test for amphetamines. The IBL also issues its Gold Gloves: C Riccardo Bertagnon, 1B Alex Sambucci, 2B Alessandro Vaglio, SS Juan Carlos Infante, 3B Francesco Fuzzi, OF Alex Romero, OF Stefano Desimoni, OF Liverziani and P Yomel Rivera.
December 1, 2014
The Nationals, facing a glut of outfielders, send Mike Morse to Seattle as part of a three-team trade. C John Jaso goes from Seattle to Oakland, while the Nats repatriate pitching prospect A.J. Cole as well as Blake Treinen.
January 16, 2013