On August 3, 1975 — Denny Doyle, acquired from California in June for a player to be named (Chuck Ross) later and cash, extends his hitting streak to 22 games with a first inning home run in the Red Sox’s 6-4 victory over Detroit at Fenway Park. The usually light-hitting infielder will bat .310 for Boston and will play a pivotal role in Boston’s successful pennant drive.
Todd McFarlane, who also owns Mark McGwire’s No. 70 home run ball, pays $450,000 plus fees at the Lelands.com Auction for Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 73rd home run baseball. The Valley comic book icon and toymaker’s bid for the historical sphere is aired live on ESPN’s SportsCenter.
June 25, 2003
5/15/1974 – The Giants skipped a batter in the eighth inning. In the sixth inning, Bobby Bonds pinch-hit for the pitcher. He stayed in the game in the ninth spot in the order and the new pitcher batted in the first spot. The next time around the order, Bonds homered and Tito Fuentes hit for the pitcher. Mike Phillips should have batted next but Garry Maddox, the number three hitter, came to the plate instead and made an out. The Reds said nothing in this case and eventually won the game, 4-3.
May 15, 1974
R.A. Dickey continues his dominance, pitching 8 shutout innings and striking out 10 in beating the Dodgers, 9 – 0. The Mets’ ace is now 12-1.
June 29, 2012
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