On November 20, 1962, Mickey Mantle collects his third American League MVP Award. Mantle led the league in walks and slugging percentage while helping the New York Yankees to a berth in the World Series against the San Francisco Giants.
In Philadelphia, Grover Alexander shuts out the Boston Rustlers, 5 – 0. Phillies catcher/manager Red Dooin suffers a broken leg in a collision at home. Dooin will play in only 74 games this season. The speedy catcher had broken his knee the year before.
June 26, 1911
The Cardinals, in the first NL one-game winner-take-all wild-card playoff, beat the hometown Braves, 6-3, in a game best remembered for a disputed infield fly rule call in the eighth inning. The irate Turner Field fans show their displeasure with the umpires’ decision on what appears to be a key Redbird error on a dropped pop fly in the outfield by littering the playing field with debris, causing a 19-minute delay while the ground crew cleans up the assorted trash.
October 5, 2012
The Mariners establish a major league record with five sacrifice flies in their 12-7 victory over Oakland. Alvin Davis, Rey Quinones, Jay Buhner, Darnell Coles, and Jim Presley all drive in a run with a long fly ball out in the Oakland Coliseum contest.
August 7, 1988
The Marlins fire manager Fredi Gonzalez and two coaches, naming AAA New Orleans manager Edwin Rodriguez to replace him, although rumors are that owner Jeffrey Loria wants to convince former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine to take over the team. The move comes with Florida in 4th place in the NL East, but with a respectable 34-36 record. Loria explains that he wants to give the team a new impulsion.
June 23, 2010