Category: Special Days

 Red Sox  raise their World Series banner

After starting the season with 11 consecutive road games – and losing 8 of them – the Red Sox finally hold their home opener. The raise their World Series banner and their players receive their rings, but they lose again, 7 – 5 to the Blue Jays. On the positive side, Dustin Pedroia starts at second base in his first game since last May, and it is the first time ever that both managers hail from Puerto Rico: Alex Cora for Boston and Charlie Montoyo for Toronto.

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Boston Red Sox play first game after Marathon Bombings

2013 – The Red Sox play their first home game since the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, defeating Kansas City, 4 – 3. David Ortiz, playing his first game of the year, gives a rousing speech thanking municipal authorities and police before the game. Ortiz sums up the mood of the city when he tells the capacity crowd, “This jersey that we wear today, it doesn’t say Red Sox. It says Boston. This is our f’***ng city, and nobody’s going to dictate our freedom. Stay Strong.” Neil Diamond comes in person to sing “Sweet Caroline” in the 8th inning. Daniel Nava has the key blow, a three-run homer in the bottom of the 8th. The Red Sox would hang a uniform in the club house for the remainder of the season “617” was the number and Boston Strong was the name. They used this energy and theme to propel them to the 2013 World title.

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The U.S. government places a plaque at Jackie Robinson’s former apartment in Montreal

The U.S. government places a plaque at Jackie Robinson’s former apartment in Montreal as a tribute to the Canadian city for their exemplary treatment of the future Hall of Fame infielder. The season before he broke the color barrier, the Dodger farmhand led the hometown Royals to the 1946 International League championship with a .349 batting average and earned the circuit’s Most Valuable Player for his outstanding performance with the team.

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Ryan Freel Dirty T-shirt giveaway from the Reds

In honor of their hard playing center fielder, the first 10,000 adult fans attending the game at Great American Ball Park receive a Ryan Freel Dirty T-shirt giveaway from the Reds. The Cincinnati leadoff hitter, known to finish games wearing a filthy uniform, doesn’t disappoint as he raises lots of dust getting on base twice, including a key single in the tenth inning, in the Reds’ 2-1 victory over the Phillies. 

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Bob Sheppard Day at Yankee Stadium

On ‘Bob Sheppard Day’, the Yankees pay tribute to “The Voice of Yankee Stadium,” honoring his 50-years of service with a plaque in Monument Park. With Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, and Don Larsen on hand during the pregame ceremonies, former CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite reads the inscription, which makes reference to the long-time legendary P.A. announcer’s clear, concise, and correct vocal style that has announced players, ‘both unfamiliar and legendary – with equal divine reverence”.

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It’s Willie Mays Night in Flushing as the Mets honor the fan favorite in an emotional ceremony at Shea Stadium after their 2-1 victory over Montreal. The ‘Say Hey Kid’ tells the crowd, “Just to hear you cheer like this for me and not be able to do anything about it makes me a very sad man. This is my farewell.”

It’s Willie Mays Night in Flushing as the Mets honor the fan favorite in an emotional ceremony at Shea Stadium after their 2-1 victory over Montreal. The ‘Say Hey Kid’ tells the crowd, “Just to hear you cheer like this for me and not be able to do anything about it makes me a very sad man. This is my farewell.”

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    Today's memory is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business.  The Giants come in with Jack Sanford (4-1) on the mound sporting a 15-9 record vs the Amazing New York Mets at 8-14, with Galen cisco on the hill. […]
  • Bob Watson of the Houston Astros scores the one millionth run in major league history
    Todays memory is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business.  On May 4, 1975, At 12:32pm at Candlestick Park, Bob Watson of the Houston Astros scores the one millionth run in major league history. Watson scores the run on […]
  • Willie Mays hits 4 homeruns at County Stadium
    Todays memory is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business.   Today’s classic moment features the San Francisco giants and the Milwaukee Braves on April 30 1961.   The Say Hey Kid Willie Mays ties the Major League Record of […]
  • Dodgers at Mets Radio Broadcast April 1963 Snider & Hodges face their old team
    Todays game is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business.   Today’s classic game features the  Los Angeles Dodgers sporting a 10-10 record - at the (7-11) New York Mets from the Polo Grounds in New York on April 19 […]
  • Detroit Tigers Take on New York Yankees April 28 1968
    Full Radio Broadcast of the Detriot Tigers and New York Yankees. The Game features future Hall of Famer Al Kaline.   
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    Today's game is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business.    On April 23, 1964, At Colt Stadium Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt .45s becomes the first major leaguer to hurl a nine-inning no-hitter and lose the game. […]
  • Full Radio Broadcast Baltimore @ New York Yankees
    Baltimore Orioles take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. 
  • TONY CONIGLIARO MAKES HIS DEBUT
    April 16, 1964 Tony Conigliaro makes his debut against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox win 4-3, in extra innings and Tony C goes 1-5 in his debut.
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    On October 5, 1962 – World Series Game 2 The San Francisco Giants scored two runs in Game 2, in the first when Chuck Hiller hit a leadoff double off Ralph Terry and scored on two ground outs, then in the seventh when Willie McCovey smashed a tremendous home run over the right-field fence to […]
  • Giants and Dodgers play 165th game of season to decide to Pennant
    On October 3, 1962 -- At Dodger Stadium, the Giants beat Los Angeles, 6-4, to take the rubber game of the best-of-three National League playoffs, clinching the National League pennant. LA shortstop Maury Wills sets a major league record for the most games played in a season, appearing in all of his team's 165 games. […]