On August 31, 1950, Gil Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers ties a major league record by piling up 17 total bases in a game against the Boston Braves. Hodges hits four home runs and a single in leading the Dodgers to a 19-3 win at Ebbets Field.
In the other game in the Caribbean Series, Aragua earns its first win of the tournament by shutting out Mayaguez, 7 – 0. Yohan Pino is the winner as both teams are now 1-3. It would have been even worse had Mayaguez right fielder Jorge Padilla not thrown out two runners at home.
February 5, 2012
In one of baseball’s most memorable pitching duels, Giants’ right-hander Juan Marichal and the Braves’ southpaw Warren Spahn both hurl 15 scoreless innings before Willie Mays ends the marathon contest with a homer off Spahnie in the bottom of the 16th giving San Francisco a 1-0 win.
July 2, 1963
The Cubs honor Ron Santo for his 50 years in baseball. The former third baseman and current WGN radio analyst receives a white flag with “Santo 50” printed in the team’s colors that is autographed by the players, a photo of the Wrigley Field marquee with the message, “Thank you Ron for 50 great years”, and the seventy year-old will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch as well as sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh-inning stretch.
June 28, 2010
Brad Wilkerson has the honor of being the first batter in Washington Nationals history, and he promptly responds with the first hit for his team. Nevertheless, Kenny Lofton hits a three-run homer and Jon Lieber pitches 5 2/3 effective innings, leading the home team Philadelphia Phillies to an 8 – 4 victory over the Nationals.
April 4, 2005