On June 20, 1986 – After leading the club to a 26-38 record, Tony LaRussa is fired as manager of the White Sox and replaced by Jim Fregosi. LaRussa will be hired to manage the A’s early next month.
Phillies’ right-hander Curt Schilling whiffs nine Mets, becoming the thirteenth player in major league history since 1900 to record 300 strikeouts in a season.
September 16, 1997
In Chicago‚ the Browns beat the White Sox‚ 4 – 2‚ behind Sammy Gray’s 18th victory. Gray leaves after 7 innings with the score tied‚ 2 – 2‚ but the Browns score in the 8th and 9th and Gray is awarded the win.
August 11, 1928
1981 – Milwaukee’s Jim Slaton pitches a no-hitter for eight innings, then is knocked out of the box in the 9th without retiring a batter. Two singles and a home run cut the Brewers’ lead to 5 – 3, but Rollie Fingers retires the final three batters for his 22nd save.
September 5, 1981
The Phillies put a cap on a great first half by crushing the Braves, 14 – 1, managing 20 hits in the process. Cole Hamels is the beneficiary of the offensive outburst, led by Raul Ibanezwho has a homer and 6 RBI; John Mayberry Jr. pitches in with 3 doubles and 4 RBI. The Phillies are 57-34 at the All-Star break, the best mark in the majors, which also ties the team record for wins in the first half, established in 1993.
July 10, 2011