On November 15, 1982, Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles is named the American League’s MVP. Ripken, who led the league in hits and runs scored, becomes the first player to win the MVP and Rookie of the Year awards in back-to-back seasons.
The Reds’ Lonny Frey collects eight hits in a doubleheader split with the Phillies. Frey has three hits in the 10 – 3 Phils win in the lidlifter, then adds five in the nightcap, an 8 – 5 win. All told, Lonny has five singles, a double, and two triples.
June 25, 1938
In Game 4 of the World Series, Chuck Hiller’s seventh-inning grand slam off Marshall Bridges proves to be the difference in the Giants’ 7-3 victory at Yankee Stadium. The infielder’s bases-loaded homer, the first by a National Leaguer in the history of the Fall Classic, helps to even the series at two games apiece.
October 8, 1962
1978 – The New York Yankees win their fourth straight game, 7 – 2, to clinch their second consecutive World Championship over the Dodgers. Brian Doyle and Series MVP Bucky Dent have three hits apiece.
October 17, 1978
In the first major league game to feature four players with 400 career homers, the Cubs beat the Rangers, 4-3, when Alex Gonzalez hits a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning. Sammy Sosa (475), Fred McGriff (459), and Juan Gonzalez (401) watched Rafael Palmeiro add his 460th home run to the total.
June 18, 2002
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