On November 21, 1972, Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk becomes the first American Leaguer to win unanimous selection as Rookie of the Year. Fisk batted .293 with 22 home runs and 61 RBIs for Boston.
Orioles P Zach Britton is masterful in his major league debut, giving up a run on three hits while striking out six in as many innings as the Birds complete a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field with a 5 – 1 win. The Rays get more bad news before the game when they place All-Star 3B Evan Longoria on the disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle that will keep him out of action for three weeks.
April 3, 2011
Jose Canseco, who led the circuit in homers, RBIs, and slugging percentage, is the unanimous choice of the BBWAA for the MVP of the American League. The A’s right fielder is the first player to be selected unanimously since the writers chose Oakland outfielder Reggie Jackson in 1973.
November 16, 1988
2012 – Alex Rodriguez ties Lou Gehrig’s record by hitting his 23rd career grand slam off the Braves’ Jonny Venters. A-Rod’s 8th-inning blast allows the Yankees to tie the score, and Nick Swisher hits a two-run shot later that inning for a 6 – 4 win.
June 12, 2012
2010 – In Game 3 of the 2010 Holland Series, two records are broken and one tied as Neptunus tops the Amsterdam Pirates, 3 – 0. Amsterdam becomes the first team to lose a Holland Series game despite outhitting their opponents by six (9 to 3), while Neptunus sets a record for fewest hits by a Holland Series victor. Neptunus leadoff man Eugène Kingsale tied a Series record with four walks in one game.
September 9, 2010
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