On August 6, 1986 — Rangers infielder Toby Harrah hits a 2nd-inning grand slam and Larry Sheets and Jim Dwyer both go deep for grand slams in the Orioles’ nine-run 4th as Texas beats Baltimore, 13 – 11, establishing a new record for homers with the bases full in one game.
Postseason spark plug Craig Counsell signs a three-year, $7.25 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Cut by the Dodgers in 2000, the NLCS MVP played the infield in 141 games for the 2001 World Series champion Diamondbacks.
January 9, 2002
December 17, 1998
Curtis Granderson, otherwise having a tremendous season, is embarrassed when he falls for the “play that never works”, when the opposing pitcher fakes a throw to third base, then throws to first. Granderson is picked offby Jordan Walden of the Angels to end the Yankees’ 6 – 4 loss to the Halos. Yanks manager Joe Girardi is philosophical about the blunder though: “Our aggressiveness has won us a lot of ballgames; tonight it cost us”, adding that baserunners were 15 for 15 in steal attempts against the Angels’ closer this year.
August 10, 2011