On August 4, 1985 — In a day of milestones, Tom Seaver becomes the 17th pitcher to win 300 games and Rod Carew becomes the 16th player ever to collect 3,000 career hits. Seaver pitches the Chicago White Sox to a 4 – 1 six-hit victory at Yankee Stadium as 54,032 New Yorkers cheer him on. Carew hits a single to left off Frank Viola in the 3rd inning of the California Angels’ 6 – 5 win over the Minnesota Twins at Anaheim Stadium.
The Expos win the National League Eastern Division when Steve Rogers goes the distance, defeating Steve Carlton and the defending World Champions Phillies at Veterans Stadium, 3-0. Divisional playoffs were devised to salvage the strike-shortened season.
October 11, 1981
2002 – The Seattle Mariners trade third baseman David Bell to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for infielder Desi Relaford. Bell became expendable when Seattle acquired Jeff Cirillo from the Colorado Rockies earlier in the off-season.
January 26, 2002
The Pirates outbid the Yankees to sign C Russell Martin to a two-year contract for $17 million, leaving the Yanks with a huge hole behind the plate.
November 29, 2012
On a damp and chilly New York night, both the Mets and Yankees open their new stadiums with exhibition games. The double debut in the Big Apple sees each team come away with a victory when the Amazin’s beat the Red Sox, 4-3, and the Bronx Bombers launch three homers to defeat the Cubs, 7-4.
April 3, 2009