On June 21, 1978 On the first pitch in his first at-bat, Dave Machemer hits his only major league home run. The rookie second baseman, batting leadoff for the visiting Angels, starts the Angels eventual 5-2 victory over Minnesota with a long fly over the left field wall at Metropolitan Stadium. Machemer will never hit another long ball.
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Sherm Lollar’s 9th-inning pinch-hit grand slam, off Frank Funk, for the White Sox, crushes Cleveland, 7 – 5. It is the 5th pinch slam in the American League this season – two by the Sox – and ties the major league record. The Sox also win the second game, 9 – 8. Over the afternoon 8 home runs are hit.
July 9, 1961
Just a few hours after obtaining Roberto Alomar from the Mets, the White Sox acquire outfielder Carl Everett (.274, 18, 51) from the Rangers. Texas will pick two or three players from a Chicago minor league pool, and the team will also give money to help pay part of the former outfielder’s $9.15 million deal.
July 1, 2003
Derek Lowe signs a four-year deal with the Braves reportedly worth $60 million. The 35 year-old right-hander will be the ace of Atlanta’s new-look rotation that includes the recently acquired Javier Vazquez, Jair Jurrjens, and Kenshin Kawakami, who pitched in Japan last season for the Chunichi Dragons.
January 15, 2009
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