On August 13, 1951 — Every one who shows up with a musical instrument is admitted free to Ebbets Field. 2,426 fans take advantage of the offer, including one with a piano. The Dodgers have a motive in countering the local musicians’ union which wants to silence the non-union Sym-Phoney. The Dodgers outplay the Braves, 7 – 6, as Gil Hodges belts a three-run homer in the 8th, following an intentional walk to Roy Campanella, who had homered earlier.
Donning uniform number 43 to honor recently-fired manager Cito Gaston, Joe Carter becomes the Blue Jays’ career home run leader hitting his 203rd in a 4 – 3 victory over the Orioles. George Bell had been Toronto’s home run leader.
September 25, 1997
The Rockies acquire 1B Chad Tracy, the son of manager Jim Tracy, in a deal with the Rangers for former top draft pick Greg Reynolds. Colorado also signs 3B Casey Blake as a free agent.
January 5, 2012
1937 – In the second annual Hall of Fame election, the Baseball Writers Association of America elects second baseman Nap Lajoie, outfielder Tris Speaker and pitcher Cy Young to the Cooperstown shrine. The trio will be honored at the Hall’s first induction ceremony in 1939.
January 19, 1937
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