On August 1, 1968 — Against the Red Sox, Stan Bahnsen strikes out 12 batters, the most ever by a Yankee rookie, in posting his first major league shutout, 1 – 0. His mark will last 30 years until “El Duque” Hernandez K’s 13 batters. A safe buntby Tom Tresh, a steal and a single by Bill Robinson accounts for the only run off Dave Morehead.
Honus Wagner does it all today, smacking a home run and double, then breaking a 3 – 3 tie with an 8th-inning single. He ends his scoring with a steal of home as the Pirates win, 5 – 3, over the Reds.
June 24, 1908
At Pro Player Stadium, Cardinal slugging first baseman Mark McGwire hits home runs #58 and #59, surpassing Jimmie Foxx, who hit 58 in 1932 and Hank Greenberg who also hit 58 six years later.
September 2, 1998
The Winter Meetings are in full swing in Nashville, TN, and a number of deals are announced. The Cubs sign free agent 2B Ben Zobrist to a four-year deal, then trade incumbent Starlin Castro to the Yankees in return for P Adam Warren and a player to be named to clear out a starting spot for him. In another trade, the Diamondbacks acquire Ps Shelby Miller and Gabe Speier from Atlanta, but the price is steep: starting OF Ender Inciarte, SS Dansby Swanson, the top pick in the 2015 amateur draft, and minor league P Aaron Blair. The Cardinals trade OF Jon Jay to San Diego for 2B Jedd Gyorko, the Mariners land P Evan Scribner from Oakland for minor league P Trey Cochran-Gill, while C Tyler Flowers signs with Atlanta for two years and P Mark Lowe joins the Tigers, also on a two-year deal.
December 8, 2015