On March 25, 1910, the Chalmers Auto Company of Detroit agrees to award a new car to the player who owns the highest average at season’s end. Nap Lajoie will win a disputed batting title over Ty Cobb in a controversial finish, but Chalmers will award cars to both men in an effort to save face.
1986 – Glenn Davis swats two home runs and a double in leading a 6-3 triumph at Pittsburgh. Rick Rhoden and Bob Walk are his victims. Kevin Bass adds a solo shot to the winning effort.
October 19, 2019
Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the first player to reach the 50 home run plateau in four consecutive seasons. ‘Big Red’ goes deep twice (#’s 49 and 50) in an 8-7 loss to the Mets at Shea Stadium.
August 22, 1999
The Oakland Athletics sign Dominican amateur Michael Ynoa for a $4.25 million bonus, nearly $2 million than Wily Mo Pena’s 9-year-old record for an international amateur free agent. Ynoa will only win one game over the next four minor league seasons due to injuries and wildness.
July 2, 2008
Mort Cooper of the St. Louis Cardinals tosses the second of back-to-back one-hitters‚ beating the Philadelphia Phillies‚ 5 – 0. Hits by Brooklyn’s Billy Herman on May 31 and by the Phils’ Jimmy Wasdell today deprive him of no-hitters. Cooper has 6 wins and 3 shutouts on the way to his second 20-win year.
June 4, 1943
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