In the Twins’ 4 – 3 loss to Tampa Bay‚ Minnesota 1B Doug Mientkiewicz makes all 3 putouts in the bottom of the 2nd without touching first base. The Devil Rays have Toby Hall on third base and Randy Winn on first with no outs in the inning when Aubrey Huff hits a weak grounder to Mientkiewicz. The first sacker crosses the diamond to chase Hall back to third, then tags out Winn who had run all the way around from first. Mientkiewicz then catches Hall wandering off the base to complete an unassisted double play. The next Rays’ batter‚ Jared Sandberg‚ hits a towering foul pop-up that Mientkiewicz catches for the third out.
August 11, 2001
1974 – In the top of the 9th inning at Dodger Stadium, during an ABC Monday Night telecast of the Reds-Dodger game, Alex Stein, 19, and his tiny Whippet, Ashley, dash onto the field and begin lofting spectacular Frisbee tosses. The crowd roars and the two are caught on NBC cameras, initiating a Frisbee craze. Stein, who snuck his dog into the stadium, is arrested when he leaves the field.
August 5, 1974
2010 – Hanshin Tigers rookie outfielder Matt Murton goes 3 for 5 to reach 200 hits for the season. He becomes the first American in Nippon Pro Baseball to have a 200-hit season and the fourth player overall (after Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki and Alex Ramirez).
September 23, 2010