On August 10, 1993 — Mets P Bret Saberhagen admits to having sprayed bleach at three reporters on July 27th. He agrees to donate one day’s pay – $15,384.61 – to the Eye Research Foundation.
The musical Damn Yankees, based on Douglass Wallop’s novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant opens on Broadway. The comedy, set in Washington, D.C during the Bronx Bombers’ dominance in baseball in the 1950s, tells the tale of an aging Washington Senators fan’s bargain with the devil to help his hapless team.
May 5, 1955
In Game 6 of the Fall Classic, the Indians beat Boston at Braves Field, 4-3, to capture the team’s second World Series title in franchise history. Bob Lemon gets the win, with Gene Bearden pitching the final one and two-thirds innings to earn the save.
October 11, 1948
The Angels’ Nolan Ryan fans 16 in 11 innings, beating the Twins, 5 – 4. The final strikeout victim, Rich Reese, is the 383rd of the season for Ryan, enabling him to surpass the major-league record set by Sandy Koufax in 1965. Ryan opts to skip his next start on the 30th, thus passing on a shot at 400 K’s.
September 27, 1973