On this February 5 1928 in Brooklyn Dodger history, at the Annual Baseball Writer’s banquet, mayor Jimmy Walker of New York City is twitted about his reported ambition to purchase an interest in the Brooklyn team.
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Hideo Nomo misses becoming the fifth pitcher since 1900 to hurl two no-hitters in a single season when former Gold Glove right fielder Darren Lewis barely misses catching Torii Hunter’s blooper in the top of the seventh inning. The hit, which many consider a questionable call by the scorer, is the only hit given up by the Red Sox right-hander in the team’s 2-0 victory over the Twins.
April 26, 2001
A’s southpaw Barry Zito (23-5, 2.75) is selected as the American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The 24 year-old sophomore, who led the AL in wins, out points Red Sox right-hander Pedro Martinez, 114 to 96.
November 7, 2002
1947 – Yale bests Clemson, 7 – 3, in the first game of the NCAA East Regional. Eli 1B George Bush has a single in four at bats and steals a base. Winning pitcher Frank Quinn will sign a $50,000 bonus with the Boston Red Soxbut never win a major-league game.
June 20, 1947
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