On February 7 2019 — After losing their first two games in the 2019 Caribbean Series, the Charros de Jalisco manage to stay alive with a 3 – 2 win over the Leñadores de Las Tunas. Ramon Rios hits a tiebreaking single in the top of the 11th while Sergio Romo pitches 2 2/3 innings of perfect relief to secure the win. In the other game, Estrellas Orientales defeat the Cangrejeros de Santurce, 5 – 4, as Junior Lake drives in the winning run in the 9th, scoring Wilkin Castillo. The Puerto Ricans are eliminated from further contention as they fall to 0-3.
In Atlanta, the Braves top the Mets, 6 – 4, as Brett Butler makes his debut for the Braves. Butler has a single and RBI.
August 20, 1982
A howling windstorm of 50 mph does not deter the Red Sox and Reds from playing an exhibition game in Florence‚ SC, but the weather and the rock-hard infield results in the game being called in the 9th inning when all 54 baseballs have disappeared. “Grounders were actually blown off the ground and over the outfield fences‚” observed Lou Smith in the Cincinnati Enquirer. The score is 18 – 18 when the game ends with both teams covered with grime.
April 6, 1939
Cool Papa Bell, playing for Cienfuegos, becomes the first slugger to connect for three home runs in a single game during Cuban professional play
January 1, 1929
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