On November 23, 1962, Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is voted the National League’s MVP Award. Wills stole a record-breaking 104 bases during the regular season. In a controversial vote, Wills beats out teammate Tommy Davis, who led the NL with a .346 batting average and 153 RBIs…
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17-year-old pitcher Eiji Sawamura gives up one hit, a home run to Lou Gehrig, as the touring major league All-Stars win in Japan, 1 – 0. At one point, Sawamura strikes out four future Hall of Famers in a row: Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Gehrig. Also visiting Japan as part of the big league All-Stars, catcher Moe Berg shoots movie film showing the roofs of Tokyo. The film will allegedly be used as a guide by United States bombers during World War II.
November 20, 1934
The White Sox sweep a pair from the Pilots, winning 6 – 4 and 7 – 6, with reliever Wilbur Wood winning both games, giving up a hit in 3 2/3 innings in the first game and a hit in two innings of the second. In the nitecap, Bill Melton hits three consecutive homers, in the 2nd, 4th and 6th innings, but it takes a homer by Ed Herrmann in the 9th to win it. Jim Bouton pitches in both games for Seattle without allowing a run in 3 2/3 innings.
June 24, 1969
1947 – Starting P Ox Miller of the Cubs hits a game-winning grand slam in a 4 – 3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, but does not go the required 5 innings to gain the win.
September 8, 1947
1920 – In Game 6 of the World Series, Brooklyn’s P Sherry Smith gives up a 6th-inning single to Tris Speaker and double to George Burns. That’s all the scoring for the day, as Brooklyn reject Duster Mails yields three hits for a 1 – 0 win and 4-2 lead for Cleveland in the best-of-nine series.
October 11, 1920
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