On November 18, 1981, future Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt wins his second straight MVP Award. Schmidt becomes only the third player in National League history to win back-to-back MVPs. Ernie Banks and Joe Morgan also won the award in consecutive seasons.
Former Los Angeles Dodgers starter Jeff Weaver (14-11, 4.22) agrees to a one-year contract with the other team with Los Angeles in its name. The deal for the last major player left on the free agent market is worth $8,325,000, and the 29-year-old right-hander can earn an additional $600,000 in performance bonuses for innings pitched and game starts with the Angels.
February 15, 2006
Detroit P Sean Runyan makes his 84th appearance of the season in the Tigers’ 2 – 1 loss to Toronto. He breaks Mike Myers’ rookie record of 83 set in 1996.
September 16, 1998
1906 – The Superbas sweep the Giants for the second time in a week. Red Ames loses the opener for New York, 5 – 3, and Harry McIntireoutpitches Christy Mathewson for a 1 – 0 win in the nitecap.
September 14, 1906
After a shaky one-inning relief performance, in which he gives up the go-ahead run, Anthony Young’s record-setting 27-game losing streak comes to an abrupt end when the Mets score twice in the ninth for a 5-4 walk-off victory over Florida at Shea Stadium. The infamous streak, which covered a span of 81 appearances over two seasons, included 14 losses as a starter and 13 as a reliever. “That wasn’t even a big monkey that was on my back. It was a zoo. The guys treated it like I had won a World Series game for them.” – Anthony Young, commenting on his teammates’ reaction to the end of his 27-game losing streak.
July 28, 1993
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