On May 7, 1998, At the Kingdome, the Mariners tie a major league record set by the 1994 Cardinals when they leave 16 men stranded on the bases without scoring. The Blue Jays take advantage of their opponent’s lack of timely hitting and beat Seattle, 6-0.
Ten minutes before the trading deadline, Steve Finley gives the Diamondbacks permission to deal him to the Dodgers. The trade sends the four-time Gold Glove center fielder and backstop Brent Mayne to LA for minor league catching prospect Koyie Hill, flycatcher Reggie Abercrombie, and southpaw Bill Murphy, acquired in yesterday’s trade with the Marlins.
July 31, 2004
The Red Sox whip the lowly Athletics, 18 – 0, for one of the worst shutouts in American League history. A’s slugger Gus Zernial breaks his collarbone diving for a ball and is out of the lineup until late August.
July 11, 1954
Frank Lary pitches his third straight shutout, beating the Yankees’ Duke Maas, 1 – 0. Al Kaline throws out Maas at the plate and hits his 7th home run to extend his hitting streak to 18 games.
June 21, 1958
In the first night game played at Fenway Park, the Red Sox score all their runs in the fifth inning to beat Chicago, 5-3. The contest is not the first major league game to be played under the lights in Boston, with the cross town NL rivals having played an evening tilt last season against New York at Braves Field.
June 13, 1947