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.
Red Sox pinch hitter Carl Everett, with two outs and two strikes, singles in the bottom of the ninth to spoil Mike Mussina’s bid for a perfect game. The Yankee right-hander retires the next batter for his fourth career one-hitter, a 1-0 victory over Boston at Fenway Park.
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August 24, 1969
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