On May 7, 1999, Carlos Lee becomes the first White Sox player in the 98-year history of the franchise to homer in his first major league at-bat. The 22 year-old rookie’s historic round-tripper comes off Tom Candiotti in a 7-1 victory over Oakland at Comiskey Park.
The Pirates beat Chicago, 8 – 1, as Deacon Phillippe tops Jock Menefee. It is the 8th game in nine days between the two teams, half in Pittsburgh and the last four in Chicago.
May 9, 1901
With Baltimore trailing Boston, 2 – 0 in the 9th inning, Vic Roznovsky and Boog Powell sting Lee Stange with back-to-back pinch-hit home runs to tie the game. This is just the 3rd time in history that back-to-back pinch home runs have occurred. Baltimore wins in the 12th, 3 – 2.
August 26, 1966
The A’s acquire P George Blaeholder, who has won 10 or more games in each of the last seven seasons, from the Browns for Ed Coleman and Sugar Cain. Blaeholder had one of the highest salaries on the cash-poor Browns.
May 21, 1925