On May 7, 1999, In the biggest comeback in Jacobs Field history, the Indians score 18 runs in the final three innings to overcome a 9-1 deficit to beat the Devil Rays, 20-11. Tampa Bay’s first baseman Fred McGriff sets a major league record by homering in his 34th park.
Hideki Matsui collects the 1500th RBI of his professional career, between Nippon Pro Baseball and Major League Baseball, in the 10th inning. to give the Angels a 4 – 3 victory over the Mariners.
May 8, 2010
As had been expected for months, the Washington Nationals select catcher Bryce Harper with the first overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft. While only 17, Harper has been playing in junior college for the past two years and has outrageously dominated older competition. The Nationals announce that they plan to move him to the outfield, but expect arduous negotiations with agent Scott Boras. Selecting second, the Pirates take Texas high school pitcher Jameson Taillon. 18-year-old shortstop Manny Machado is the third pick, by the Orioles, in a draft that is skewed towards very young talent.
June 7, 2010
1971 – Harmon Killebrew, who has a higher percentage of his hits (28.6%) go for home runs than any other player, collects his annual triple in a 11 – 2 win over the Indians. It marks his 8th season when he will hit exactly one three-bagger.
August 16, 1971
During an interview on MLB.com, Barry Bonds admits his injured right knee will most likely keep him from playing this season. The 41-year-old Giants slugger needs 12 home runs to pass Babe Ruth (714) and 54 to go ahead of Hank Aaron (755) to become the all-time home run leader. Bonds will return for a few games in September and will break Aaron’s record in 2007.
August 1, 2005
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