On August 5, 1993 — In the Padres’ 11-10 victory over the Giants, Tony Gwynn goes 6-for-7 in the 12-inning contest played at Qualcomm Stadium. The San Diego right fielder’s performance at the plate marks the fourth time this season he has collected five or more hits, tying the major league record shared by Hall of Famers Ty Cobb and Stan Musial.
For the second time in three days, a Tiger steals four bases with Boston C Scott Hatteberg behind the plate. This time it is Damion Easley doing the stealing in Detroit’s 9 – 2 victory. Tomorrow, Hatteberg will start on the bench, but will come in when Bill Haselman breaks his finger.
June 28, 1997
Signings today include OF Matt Diaz going to the Pirates and utility player Ty Wigginton going to Colorado, both on two-year deals, and the Mets reaching agreement with P D.J. Carrasco and C Ronny Paulino. Paulino still has 8 games remaining on 50-game suspension for PED use which he began to serve as a member of the Marlins at the end of last season.
December 7, 2010
2000 – In the 2,800th game of his career, Baltimore Orioles infielder Cal Ripken, Jr. lines a base hit off Minnesota Twins pitcher Hector Carrasco to become the 24th major leaguer to reach the 3,000 career hit milestone. The single also makes Ripken only the seventh player to get 3,000 hits and 400 home runs in major league history.
April 15, 2000