On August 8, 1976 — Padres rookie Butch Metzger (10-0) is credited with a 4 – 3 victory over the Astros‚ his 10th win without a defeat. With a victory in each of the previous two seasons as well‚ Metzger’s mark of 12-0 to start a career matches Hooks Wiltse‚ in 1904. Metzger will lose his last four decisions this year.
Replacing Bill Virdon, who never won a game at Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers named Billy Martin as their skipper, the first of his five hirings to run the team. During the two-year tenure of their former manager, a span that covered the 1974 and 1975 seasons, the club played its home games at Shea Stadium during the remodeling of the Bronx ballpark.
August 1, 1975
A tearful 72 year-old Don Zimmer apologizes for his part in yesterday’s brawl during Game 3 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Red Sox. During the fourth-inning matinee melee at Fenway, the Yankees’ assistant to the manager is thrown to the ground by Pedro Martinez, after charging the right-hander.
October 13, 2003
1949 – The East wins the 1949 East-West Game, 4 – 0. Bob Griffith and Pullman Porter hold the West hitless for six frames before they get two hits off Pat Scantlebury in the final three innings. Fernando Pedroso outhits the entire West offense, 3 to 2, while Howard Easterling has two hits and produces three runs.
August 14, 1949
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