Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, July 26, 1947 – During 6-4 Dodgers win Pirates hurler Preacher Roe puts tag down to nail rookie Jackie Robinson attempt at stealing home, it was Jackie’s first failed bid at the ultimate theft, in his career he stole home 19 times and caught 12 times
Salisbury Cardinals manager Gene Corbett, who was tossed from the game, instructs bat boy Paul Murrell to tell the umpire to “get in the game and keep your eyes open.” After relaying the message, the 13 year-old also gets ejected from the Class D Eastern Shore League contest.
June 24, 1948
he Hall of Fame announces a change in voting rules, as players will now be able to stay on the BBWAA ballot for a maximum of 10 and not 15 years
July 26, 2014
Roberto Clemente’s two-run, tape-measure double finds its way out of Forbes Field at its farthest point, touching off Pittsburgh’s come-from-behind, 8th-inning, game-winning rally off Cincinnati’s Bob Purkey and Bill Henry. Dick Schofield singles, Bill Virdon doubles and both score on Clemente’s ground-rule double that bounces over the center-field wall. The game is thus deadlocked and, one out later, Clemente will score the deciding run ahead of Manny Mota’s home run off Henry.
June 27, 1964
2006 – After losing three at home to the Giants by a combined 34-5 and getting two suspensions, the Astros appear in a free-fall until Adam Everett delivers a three-run double off Joaquin Benoit in the bottom of the eighth to topple the Texas Rangers, 5-3. Brad Lidge, who had temporarily lost his closer role, returns to nail down his 12th save. Chad Qualls gets the win after rescuing Roy Oswalt from a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. The day was a 20th Anniversary tribute to the division-winning 1986 Astros, made sweeter by a comeback win befitting that club.
October 19, 2019