On August 7, 2012 — CF Roger Bernadina makes one of the best catches of the year to preserve Washington’s 3 – 2 win at Houston. With two outs and two on in the bottom of the 12th, Brett Wallace hits a ball to deep center. On a full run, Bernadina leaps to grab the ball, disappearing momentarily behind one of the pillars protruding in front of the visitors’ bullpen at Minute Maid Park, and emerges with the ball in his glove. Washington now has the best record in the majors at 67-43, a feat the team has not accomplished this late in a season since its predecessors the Montreal Expos were leading the majors at the start of the 1994 strike.
With a 6-4 victory at Yankee Stadium, the Indians advance to the ALCS for the first time since 1995. The Tribe’s win ends the Bronx Bombers’ season and begins speculation of the impending firing of New York skipper Joe Torre, who was chastised in the press yesterday by owner George Steinbrenner for the team’s first-round woes.
October 8, 2007
August 16, 1991
1962 – In the opener of the World Series at Candlestick Park, Whitey Ford’s record scoreless inning streak ends at 33 2/3 when a surprising squeeze play by Jose Pagan brings Willie Mays home. The Yankees beat San Francisco, 6 – 2, the last of a record 10 World Series victories for Ford.
October 4, 1962
In the fourth inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, shortstop Jimmy Cooney of the Chicago Cubs catches a line drive off Paul Waner, steps on second base to retire Lloyd Waner and then tags Clyde Barnhart coming from first base for an unassisted triple play. This is the second time Cooney has participated in an unassisted triple play; the first time came as a victim in Glenn Wright’s triple killing on May 7, 1925.
May 30, 1927