On August 10, 2005 — Radio talk-show host Larry Krueger, who caused an uproar in the team’s clubhouse, is fired by KNBR, the flagship station of the Giants, for making inappropriate racial remarks. During a postgame rant the controversial on-air personality said the team had too many “brain-dead Caribbean hitters” and tells his listeners that manager Felipe Alou’s mind “has turned to Cream of Wheat”.
Behind CC Sabathia, the Yankees fight off the pesky Orioles, 3 – 1, in Game 5 of the ALDS. Sabathia allows only 4 hits in a dominant complete game effort. With Alex Rodriguez on the bench, New York scores twice in 6 innings against Jason Hammel, and Curtis Granderson adds a solo homer in the 7th. The Orioles score once in the 8th, but never mount a significant threat against the Yankees’ ace.
October 12, 2012
In front of the largest crowd in baseball history, 62,430 fans are on hand to see Casey Stengel hit his second home run of the World Series. The round-tripper proves to be the difference when Giants hurler Art Nehf outduels Yankees’ starter Sam Jones in Game 3 of the Fall Classic, 1-0.
October 12, 1923
The Brewers trade OF Norichika Aoki to the Royals for P Will Smith, while a number of free agents sign with new teams: P Edward Mujica with Boston, P Ronald Belisario with the White Sox, and SS Rafael Furcal, who was injured all of last season, with the Marlins.
December 5, 2013
Bob Elliott, after protesting a strike two call and kicking dirt on arbitrator Augie Donatelli during his plate appearance, is ejected from the Sportsman’s Park contest. The Giants third baseman is replaced in the batter’s box by Bobby Hofman, who will also be thrown out of the game in the same at-bat when he vehemently disputes a called third strike.
August 23, 1952
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