Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel jokingly wants former fellow Hall of Famer White Sox Manager Al Lopez out of the rocking chair so he can have a turn, but Al refuses to move. It was one of many gifts from the people of Tampa, Florida on March 23, 1970 at the ballpark that was named after him on Al Lopez Day at Al Lopez Field. The senor was born in Tampa, would be a lifelong resident and also pass away in Tampa.
1937 – The Cleveland Indians receive Moose Solters, Ivy Andrews and Lyn Lary from the St. Louis Browns, for Joe Vosmik, Bill Knickerbocker and Oral Hildebrand. The three departing Brownies are termed “real playboys” by manager Rogers Hornsby. Solters and Andrews were also the RBI and ERA leaders for St. Louis.
January 17, 1937
Kazuyoshi Tatsunami of the Chunichi Dragons, the all-time doubles leader in Nippon Pro Baseball, announces he will retire at year’s end.
September 30, 2009
1969 – Denis Menke and Jim Wynn launch grand slams in the same inning as the Astros crush the Mets, 16-3 and 11-5 in a twinbill at Shea Stadium . The double slam was the first National League occurance in 79 years. So hot were Houston’s bats that Larry Dierker took Nolan Ryan deep in the nightcap and Fred Gladding broke an oh-for-the-decade slump with a bloop single for the only hit in his career.
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