On May 7, 2014, Adrian Beltre becomes the fifth player in major league history to hit 100 home runs for three different teams when he goes deep in the Rangers’ 9-2 loss to Colorado at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The 35 year-old third baseman, who joins Alex Rodriguez, Jim Thome, Darrell Evans, and Reggie Jackson in accomplishing the feat, hit 147 homers for the Dodgers (1998-2004) and 103 with the Mariners (2005-09).
Bob Hazle, hitting .526 since being recalled from Wichita, hits two 2-run homers, as the Braves beat the Phillies, 7 – 3, for Warren Spahn’s 219th career win, moving him to a 6th on the career list. Spahn also hits his 18th career home run, also good for sixth (tie with Schoolboy Rowe) on the career list for pitchers.
August 27, 1957
1901 – Philadelphia Athletics manager-GM Connie Mack signs a 10-year lease on grounds at 29th and Columbia to be called Columbia Park. A contract is set for construction of single-deck stands to hold 7,500.
January 22, 1901
At St. Louis, the Reds’ John Tsitouris pitches a 2-hit, 3 – 0 shutout over the Cardinals. In his last three starts, Tsitouris has pitched three shutouts and allowed eight hits.
September 27, 1963
Yusei Kikuchi decides not to entertain offers from American major league teams, opting instead to start his professional career in his native Japan. The 18 year-old left-handed flamethrower, who had interested scouts from the Yankees, Mets, Dodgers, Cubs, Giants, Tigers, Braves, Rangers, Mariners, and Indians, would have been the first Japanese high school student to come directly to the U.S. to play pro ball.
October 25, 2009