On August 5, 1999 — Mark McGwire hits his 500th career home run off Padres’ hurler Andy Ashby, becoming the 16th major leaguer and the fastest to reach this milestone. The St. Louis slugger is first to accomplish the feat a year after reaching the 400 home run plateau.
The Red Sox score a 10 – 9, 10-inning victory over the Angels as Manny Ramirez gets five hits, including a pair of home runs.
August 26, 2002
In the first game of a twin bill, Charley Schantz gets the win when the Phillies blank Boston for 15 innings, matching the longest shutout in franchise history. Philadelphia right-fielder Ron Northey’s homer in the top of the frame scores the game’s only run in the 1-0 victory at Braves Field.
June 22, 1944
An hour after beating Baltimore, 3 – 2‚ Oakland fires manager Steve Boros and replaces him with coach Jackie Moore. Boros‚ who was criticized as being “too nice‚” led the A’s to a 20-24 start‚ just 2 1/2 games off the pace in the weak AL West.
May 24, 1984
Joey Votto, in competition for the last spot on the National League All-Star team, hits two solo home runs in the Reds’ 8 – 6 win over the Mets. The game features the ejection of Mets manager Jerry Manuel, who complains over a ruling that Scott Rolen is hit by a Mike Pelfrey pitch with the bases loaded in the 5th, scoring the go-ahead run. Manuel argues that the ball tipped Rolen’s bat, but is tossed when he tries to press his case. Drew Stubbs and Corky Miller follow with two-run hits each, then pitcher Travis Wood hits a triple to make it 7 – 1. The Mets counter with 5 runs of their own in the bottom of the frame, but never manage to catch up.
July 5, 2010