On December 26, 1954, future major league star Ozzie Smith is born in Mobile, Alabama. In 1978, the “Wizard of Oz” will make his debut with the San Diego Padres and will eventually establish himself as one of the game’s greatest defensive shortstops…
At Wrigley Field, the Expos edge the Cubs, 3 – 2, with Dale Murray picking up his 15th win, all in relief. His 15 victories is tops on the staff.
September 26, 1975
2013 – The Samsung Lions, on the anniversary of their 2012 win, win Game 7 of the 2013 Korean Series. With the game against the Doosan Bears tied at two in the bottom of the 6th, they score five runs off reliever Derek Hankins to win it. Han-lee Park is named Korean Series MVP, going 5 for 9 with 5 runs and 3 RBI in the final two games after a 1-for-14 start to the Series. Samsung becomes the first team to win three straight Korean Series. Tae-in Chae and Park each have three hits today while Hyung-woo Choi draws three walks; Hyun-soo Kim goes 4 for 4 for the losing side.
November 1, 2013
The National League adopts a disaster plan in the event a team’s plane crashes or is involved in another type of catastrophic accident. The Senior Circuit’s Emergency Crisis Rule allows the affected club to draft from a pool of two or three replacement players from each team, following a similar concept adopted in 1962 by the American League.
February 1, 1965