On April 9, 1970, diminutive Baltimore Orioles outfielder Don Buford slams home runs from both sides of the plate in a 13-1 rout of the Cleveland Indians. Not known as a power hitter, Buford will go on to hit a career-high 17 home runs in 1970…
At Cleveland’s League Park, the Indians defeat the Yankees, 4 – 3, in the first game in major league history in which players from both teams wear numbers on the back of their jerseys.
May 13, 1929
Tony Gwynn equals Honus Wagner’s record by winning his eighth National League batting title when he finishes the season with a .372 batting average. The Padres outfielder becomes the first player to win four consecutive NL batting crowns since Rogers Hornsby accomplished the feat with the Cardinals, winning six straight titles between 1920 and 1925.
September 28, 1997
July 31, 2019
Wrigley Field celebrates its 100th birthday with a party that includes birthday cakes, the presence of many former Chicago Cubs greats such as Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Andre Dawson, and everyone dressing up in the style of 1914 when the park was known as “Weeghman Park” and was home to the Chicago Chi-Feds of the long-defunct Federal League. Alumni of the NFL’s Chicago Bears, who played here from 1921 to 1970, also take the field before the game. The Cubs don the uniforms of the Feds, while the visiting Diamondbacks impersonate the Kansas City Packers. The visitors come out on top, 7 – 5, as they score 5 runs against Pedro Strop in the top of the 9th to spoil the party.
April 23, 2014