On September 15, 1963, the three Alou brothers – Felipe, Jesus, and Matty – play in the San Francisco Giants’ outfield at the same time. Manager Alvin Dark removes starting outfielders Willie Mays and Willie McCovey from the game and plays the Alous together for one inning of the Giants’ 13-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Smoky Burgess hits three home runs and drives in nine runs in the Reds’ 16-5 rout of Pittsburgh at Crosley Field. The Cincinnati catcher, in addition to his grand slam and pair of two-run round-trippers, also collects a run-scoring single.
July 29, 1955
After demanding more playing time, Jerry Adair is traded by the Orioles, along with minor leaguer John Riddle, to the White Sox for right-hander Eddie Fisher. The former Baltimore infielder will miss an opportunity to play in the World Series this season with the Birds, but will participate in the Fall Classic with Boston in 1967.
June 13, 1966
In a pregame ceremony with Harry Caray as the master of ceremonies, the Cardinals honor retiring outfielder Roger Maris. The former two-time MVP with the Yankees, who has never had his accomplishments recognized in the Bronx, thanks to the friendly Busch Stadium crowd and the team, remarking that his two seasons in St. Louis were his “most enjoyable years in baseball”.
September 29, 1968
The Tulsa Drillers score three runs on a fly out in a 7 – 1 win over the Jackson Mets. With the bases loaded, Ron Gooch flies out to Archie Amerson. Amerson’s throw home to get Mike Jirschele is off-target and the ball bounces away from C Stan Hough as Jirschele and George Wright score. Jackson pitcher Tom Thurberg recovers the ball but his throw is wild as well and hits on-deck batsman Phil Klimas. Mel Barrow charges home with the third run of the play, having legged it from first base.
July 3, 1980