On May 7, 1999, Bruce Aven hits the first pinch-hit grand slam in Marlin history. The 27 year-old rookie’s seventh inning four-run round-tripper off Alan Mills proves to be the difference when Florida beats LA at Chavez Ravine, 6-3.
The Mets, obligated only to pay the major league minimum of $400,000, sign Gary Sheffield (.225, 19, 57) in hopes of adding a much-needed right-handed bat to the lineup. The 40 year-old offensively challenged outfielder, who has 499 career home runs, was unexpectedly released by the Tigers earlier in the week despite having $14 million left on his contract.
April 3, 2009
In the bottom of the 12th inning of Game Six at Fenway Park, Red Sox backstop Carlton Fisk hits one of the most dramatic home runs in major league history, forcing a seventh game with the Reds. In 2002 this event, seen by a record-75.9 million viewers, will be chosen as one of baseball’s most memorable moments.
October 21, 1975
The Memphis Chicks of the Southern League rout the Nashville Xpress, 25 – 5, setting league records for runs and hits (32) in a game. Jeff Garber is 5 for 6 with a league-record eight RBIs.
August 1, 1993