On September 20, 1968 — Mickey Mantle hits the final home run of his 18-year major league career third on the all-time home run list with 536 round-trippers behind only Babe Ruth and Willie Mays when he retires at the end of the season. The solo shot is given up by Jim Lonborg in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.
In another of Bill Veeck’s stunts, 3′ 7″ Eddie Gaedel returns to a major league field along with three other midgets. Arriving by helicopter and dressed as Martians, the quartet drops onto the Comiskey Park infield and shakes hands with second baseman Nellie Fox and shortstop Luis Aparicio, giving them toy ray guns as the public announcer informs the 40,000 plus in attendance that the “extraterrestrials” have arrived to help the somewhat short keystone double play combo in their struggle with giant earthlings.
May 26, 1959
1952 – Enos Slaughter of the Cardinals walks twice in the 5th inning. Teammate Stan Musial chips in with a home run and a double in the inning, as St. Louis scores 11 runs against Dave Koslo. The Giants pitcher loses the game 14 – 4, his first loss to St. Louis after 13 straight victories since June 11, 1950.
September 14, 1952
The Detroit Tigers complete a four-game sweep of the Yankees in the ALCS with an 8 – 1 win at home. The Tigers build a 6-0 lead after four innings, chasing CC Sabathia, as Max Scherzer cruises to the win. Delmon Young, who is named series MVP, drives in the winning run for the fourth straight game while the Tigers homer four times. The Yankees were thoroughly outplayed, never leading once in the four games, scoring only 6 runs and batting a mere .157.
October 18, 2012
2002 – Former major league starting pitcher Dave McNally dies from lung cancer at the age of 60. A four-time 20-game winner over the span of four consecutive seasons, McNally helped anchor a Baltimore Orioles pitching staff that featured Hall of Famer Jim Palmer and standout left-hander Mike Cuellar. McNally won Game 4 of the 1966 World Series, cementing Baltimore’s sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also won Game 3 of the 1970 World Series, as the Orioles defeated the Cincinnati Reds in five games. At the end of his career, McNally helped change baseball’s basic financial structure. After playing the 1975 season without a signed contract, McNally, along with pitcher Andy Messersmith was declared a free agent by arbitrator Peter Seitz. The decision paved the way for the advent of the free agent system.
December 1, 2002
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