1951 – The National Labor Relations Board files unfair labor practices charges against the Cleveland Indians on a claim the club fired a ticket seller at the union’s request. This is the first case against baseball under the Taft-Hartley Act.
The South Korean national team wins the 2010 Asian Games, topping Taiwan, 9 – 3, in the Gold Medal game. Suk-min Yoon tosses five shutout innings of relief and Jung-ho Kang homers twice and drives in five. The South Korean government promised waivers from military service if the team won Gold – while some players had fulfilled their service or had waivers from the 2008 Olympics, Shin-soo Choo and many others have now won themselves exemptions and will avoid mid-career interruptions. In the Bronze Medal game, Japan beats host China, 6 – 2.
November 19, 2010
The Phillies defeat the Nationals, 9 – 3, as Hunter Pence hits a pair of two-run homers in support of Cole Hamels’ pitching. Washington’s sole highlight comes in the the 1st, when rookie Bryce Harper pulls off a steal of home on a pick-off throw to first; Harper had reached base on a hit-by-pitch which Hamels later admits was a deliberate gesture aimed at the phenom’s cocky attitude after barely a week in the bigs; he will be suspended for five games as a result. In the 6th inning, RF Jayson Werth breaks his wrist in attempting a sliding catch in the outfield and will be out until August, a tough break for the Nats who have managed to stay in first place in spite of the absence of two other key players, Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Morse, who are both injured.
May 6, 2012
1973 – Pitcher Jack Billingham hits a bases-loaded double to help his cause as the Reds beat the Dodgers, 7 – 3.
September 12, 1973