Category: Pitchers Hitting Feats

Joaquin Andujar hits a grandslam vs the Braves – during his career he never gave up a grandslam

It’s a day for hitting pitchers. Good-hitting Tim Lollar leads the way by collecting all four RBIs for his team, but his Padres lose, 6 – 4. The Cards win, 9 – 1, over the Braves as Joaquin Andujar, a poor hitter, hits a grand slam. Just before his blast, Andujar looks into the Cards’ dugout, then gestures to the RF stands.

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Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela pitches his third shutout in four starts, strikes out 11, and has the game’s only RBI with a single in a 1 – 0 win against the Houston Astros.

Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela pitches his third shutout in four starts, strikes out 11, and has the game’s only RBI with a single in a 1 – 0 win against the Houston Astros.

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10/3/1972 1972 – Roric Harrison homers as Baltimore beats Cleveland 4 – 3 in the second game of a doubleheader. With the designated hitter rule on the horizon, it will be the last home run hit by an American League pitcher until interleague play 25 years later.

On October 3, 1972.00 1972 – Roric Harrison homers as Baltimore beats Cleveland 4 – 3 in the second game of a doubleheader. With the designated hitter rule on the horizon, it will be the last home run hit by an...

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At Fenway Park, In his first major league at-bat, Gates Brown delivers a pinch-hit home run in the Tigers’ 9-2 loss to Boston. He is the 11th player to homer in his first career atbat and the homer will be the first of 16 round-trippers the Tiger outfielder will hit coming off the bench during his 13-year career in Detroit.

On June 19, 1963 At Fenway Park, In his first major league at-bat, Gates Brown delivers a...

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Luis Arroyo hits 8th and Bill Mazeroski 9th for the Pirates. It will be 51 years before another Pirate pitcher hits 8th when Paul Maholm does so in 2008. Manager Bobby Bragan had batted the pitcher 7th 20 games in a row in August-September of 1956.

Luis Arroyo hits 8th and Bill Mazeroski 9th for the Pirates. It will be 51 years before another Pirate pitcher hits 8th when Paul Maholm does so in 2008. Manager Bobby Bragan had batted the pitcher 7th 20 games in a row in August-September of 1956.

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