On June 18, 2001 A mandate issued by the commissioner’s office imposes a two-minute limit for warm-up tosses thrown by relievers who come in during an inning, with the time starting when the pitcher enters fair territory. At the beginning of a frame, the allotted warm-up time for a hurler will be one-minute and forty-seconds, unless the game is on national television; in that event, the time limit will be increased by 20 seconds.
The Nippon Pro Baseball amateur draft is held. Six of the twelve teams pick Tatsuya Oishi of Waseda University, with the Seibu Lions winning bargaining rights. Four teams choose Oishi’s teammate, Yuki Saito, with the Nippon Ham Fighters winning bargaining rights. A third Waseda hurler (Yuya Fuki) is chosen by the Hiroshima Carp after their bid for Oishi fails; it is the first time a Japanese college has three pitchers chosen in the first round.
October 28, 2010
1979 – Matt Keough of the A’s beats the Brewers 6 – 1 for his first victory after 14 straight losses. He ended 1978 with four defeats and barely avoids tying the American League record of 19 consecutive losses.
September 5, 1979
Every player in Major League Baseball wears number 42 today on Jackie Robinson Day, in honor of the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color line. The practice will be repeated in future years.
April 15, 2009
At Comiskey Park, the White Sox overcome deficits of 9-1 in the fifth and 11-3 in the seventh inning to defeat the Red Sox in extra innings, 12-11. With two outs in the 12th inning, Jack Hayes’s single plates Larry Rosenthal, who had doubled earlier in the frame, to give the Pale Hose an incredible come-from-behind victory in the second game of their twin bill sweep over Boston.
August 2, 1936
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