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.
Cleveland 3B Max Alvis is stricken with spinal meningitis. He will be disabled for six weeks but will make the All-Star team in 1965. Texas native will rebound nicely, making the American League All-Star team next season and in 1967.
June 27, 1964
The Cardinals use an 11-run 8th inning to beat the Giants, 16 – 8. Willie McGee’s grand slam is the highlight of the inning, and Luis Alicea also adds four RBI in the game. Barry Bonds hits his league-high 15th homer to pace the Giants.
May 9, 1996
At Pittsburgh, Chicago’s Wildfire Schulte breaks up a scoreless pitching duel between Marty O’Toole and Jimmy Lavender by legging out an inside-the-park homer in the 12th inning. Lavender and the Cubs win, 1 – 0.
July 1, 1912