On September 14, 1990, Ken Griffey, Jr. and Ken Griffey, Sr. become the first father-and-son combination to hit back-to-back home runs. The Griffeys go deep against California Angels pitcher Kirk McCaskill in the first inning…
Lance Junker hits two grand slams in the ninth inning of the Redwood Pioneers’ 16-5 victory over the Class-A Padres at Reno’s Moana Stadium. The 23 year-old California League slugger, who comes to bat for the second time in the frame after the catcher drops a two-out pop up in front of home plate, becomes the third professional player to accomplish the feat, joining Ken Myers (1947 – Las Vegas/Sunset League) and Armando Flores (1952 – Laredo Apaches/Gulf Coast League).
June 30, 1983
Desperate for pitching, the Yankees sign veteran Bartolo Colon, who did not pitch in the majors last year, to a minor league contract. He will be given a chance to make the team out of spring training after playing well in the Dominican League this winter, and will prove a godsend when Phil Hughes goes down with an injury early in the season.
January 26, 2011
The Giants defeat the Expos‚ 18 – 0‚ as pitcher Shawn Estes hits one grand slam and narrowly misses another as he collects 5 RBIs. The game is the Giants’ largest shutout win in modern times, breaking their previous record‚ 16 – 0‚ set on July 3‚ 1949‚ against the Dodgers; the previous San Francisco record was 14 – 0‚ against the Reds‚ on August 23‚ 1961. Their all-time record is a 24 – 0 win against the Buffalo Bisons‚ on May 27‚ 1885. On the other side‚ the game is also the worst shutout loss in Expos history‚ breaking the record of 16 – 0‚ set against the Cardinals‚ on August 11‚ 1980.
May 24, 2000
1972 – Lee May belts four hits, a three-run blast among them, and drives in five to lead a 17-5 slaughter in Montreal. Cesar Cedeno homers and drives in four. The Expos take such a beating that Gene Mauch sends in former Astro shortstop Hector Torres to pitch the ninth. It is Torres’ first pitching performance since the Mexican Little Leagues. He surrenders six straight hits before getting the last two outs.
October 15, 2019