On July 29, 1970 — Hank Aaron cracks two home runs and drives in five runs to lead the Braves to a 9 – 7 come-from-behind win over the visiting Cardinals. Hal King also homers to match three round trippers by St. Louis.
Just as the Expos’ starting right-hander Javier Vazquez is about to throw a full-count pitch to Rockies outfielder Jay Payton, a second inning hour-long blackout at the enclosed Olympic Stadium leaves the fans and players in total darkness. Tomorrow, Montreal arrives in New York on their off day just in time to experience a massive blackout which leaves more than 50 million Americans in the dark.
August 13, 2003
Mike Schmidt becomes the all-time Phillies’ franchise home run leader when he hits the first of his two round-trippers in the team’s 6-5 extra-inning victory over Atlanta at Veterans Stadium. The future Hall of Fame third baseman, who will retire with 548 homers, passes Del Ennis’ mark of 259 that the outfielder established playing with Philadelphia from 1945-56.
July 25, 1980
In a game against the Superbas (Dodgers), Slim Sallee becomes the first pitcher in Cardinal history to steal home. In the third inning, the Redbird southpaw scores the first run in St. Louis’s 3-1 victory over Brooklyn at Ebbets Field.
July 22, 1913