On August 2, 2011 — Mark Teixeira homers from both sides of the plate for the 12th time to set a new major league all-time record during the Yankees’ rain-shortened 6-0 victory in Chicago. The New York slugging first-baseman surpasses switch-hitters Eddie Murray and Chili Davis, who went yard from both sides of the dish 11 times during their careers.
The Giants win two more from the Cubs, including a 5 – 4, twelve-inning complete game victory for Larry Jansen. It is his 17th win. The Cubs score in the top of the 12th, but the Giants score two off Dutch Leonard to win. Behind Al Corwin’s pitching, the Giants take the nitecap, 6 – 3.
August 27, 1951
The Associated Press reports that baseball took a lot of shots in 2005 from politicians, commentators and players themselves as the sport struggled with steroids. MLB went from no drug policy in 2002 to anonymous testing in 2003, to counseling for positive tests in 2004, to a dozen 10-day suspensions this year. Starting next year, an initial positive test will result in a 50-game suspension, and players will be tested for amphetamines for the first time, with penalties for a second positive result.
December 26, 2005
1982 – Nolan Ryan fans eleven Mets in 5-2/3rds innings during an 8-3 victory. Mike LaCoss and Dave Smith strike out three each to total 17 Ks, one short of Don Wilson’s club record. Dave Kingman whiffs five times, once with the bases loaded. Terry Puhl socks a home run and Phil Garner drives in three to pace the offense.
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