1899 – Henry Chadwick, called the “Father of Baseball”, visits US President William McKinley in Washington, DC, to propose that Army regiments be provided with baseball equipment. This is Chadwick’s first presidential interview since his visit with President Abraham Lincoln in 1861.
2000 – Hoping to pick it up where it all started, 41-year old OF Tim Raines agrees to a minor league contract with the Montreal Expos, the team he broke in with in 1979. After retiring in Yankees camp during spring training with a .295 career batting average, Raines failed to make this year’s U.S. Olympic team.
December 21, 2000
A game between Mobile and Atlanta (Southern Association) takes only 32 minutes to complete. The game is conducted as an experiment with batters coming to the plate “on the run” and swinging at any good pitch and both teams taking little time between innings. It is the final game of the season for both clubs. Mobile wins, 2 – 1. Many sources cite this game as the fastest in professional baseball history, but it will be bettered by one minute by a game between Asheville and Winston-Salem on August 30, 1916.
September 17, 1910
In Atlanta, John Smoltz strikes out 13 and wins his 21st as the Braves stop the Mets, 6 – 1. Jermaine Dye hits a 3-run home run off Bobby Jones for the big blow.
September 7, 1996
With four homers on Thursday (5/23), one on Friday (5/24), and two more on Saturday (5/25), Shawn Green becomes the first major leaguer to hit seven round-trippers in three games. The Dodger outfielder’s nine big flies in a week also breaks a National League record, established by Ralph Kiner with eight and tied by Ted Kluszewski and Nate Colbert.
May 25, 2002
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