George Weiss resigns as general manager of the Yankees.
Pablo Sandoval becomes the fourth player in World Series history to hit three homers in a game, after Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols, in leading San Francisco to an 8 – 3 win over Detroit in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series. Barry Zito pitches 5 2/3 innings for the win, as Tigers ace Justin Verlander is the loser.
October 24, 2012
At the Seventh Street Park in Indianapolis, future 300 game winner Mickey Welch becomes the first pinch hitter in major league history. Although the Giants right-handed pitcher strikes out in his historic plate appearance, New York prevails, beating the Hoosiers, 9-6.
August 10, 1889
The Diamondbacks provide new manager Kirk Gibson with a vivid display of why they are in last place in the NL West, committing a team record 6 errors in a 14 – 1 loss to the Dodgers, Gibson’s first as a manager. But the most egregious error is courtesy of the winners: in the 2nd inning, Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw is caught going the wrong way on the bases. Standing at first base after an error by Tony Abreu, he goes past second base on a long drive by Rafael Furcal. Thinking CF Chris Young made the catch, he retreats to first base, only to be passed by Furcal, who correctly saw that Young dropped the ball and is running all out. Furcal is out for passing a preceding runner, losing credit for a potential triple.
July 3, 2010