On June 10, 2008 Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the 6th player in major league history to hit 600 home runs when he connects off Mark Hendrickson of the Florida Marlins. He joins a select club counting only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa as members.
Negro League legend Satchel Paige makes his first major league start, hurling seven innings to lead the Indians over the Senators, 5-3. Prior to today’s game, the future Hall of Famer made eight appearances in relief, compiling a 1-1 record for the Tribe.
August 3, 1948
1986 – A pitcher’s duel in the Dome. Nolan Ryan allows one hit in 9-1/3rd innings, striking out 14, but Montreal’s Floyd Youmans yields just two hits and fans eight. Glenn Davis breaks the stalemate with a blast off Youmans into the left field seats for a 1-0, ten-inning triumph. Dave Smith gets the win in relief.
October 15, 2019
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer is named the 1973 American League Cy Young Award winner. Palmer collected 22 victories and led the circuit with a 2.40 ERA.
November 14, 1973
Jason Hammel of the Rockies sets a personal best with 8 strikeouts before he runs into trouble in the 6th inning of a game against the Diamondbacks. He departs with a 3 – 2 lead, but the Rockies’ hitters go on a late-game power surge, with Seth Smith, Carlos Gonzalez and Ryan Spilborghs hitting consecutive 7th-inning home runs to seal an 8 – 2 win. The Rockies have won 7 of 8, keeping pace in the surprisingly competitive NL West with the San Diego Padres, who have been making headlines with a sub-3.00 team ERA, and the surging Los Angeles Dodgers, who are 17-7 in May.
May 27, 2010