On August 11, 1981 — Ray Searage pitches two-plus innings of hitless relief to be credited with the win in New York’s 4-2 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. The southpaw, with his eighth-inning single, gains the distinction of being the only Met player to have compiled a 1.000 batting average (1-for-1) and a 1.000 winning percentage (1-0) while playing with the team.
June 29, 1914
Ewell Blackwell gives up just one hit, a run-scoring double in the 4th to Gene Hermanski, but the Dodgers whip the Reds ace, 2 – 1. Carl Erskine allows three hits, including a double by Blackwell and a home run by Ted Kluszewski. Hermanski and Duke Snider drive in the two runs for Brooklyn.
September 12, 1950
Eric Hinske (.279, 24, 84) wins the American League Rookie of the Year award. The 25 year-old Blue Jays third baseman receives 19 of 28 first-place votes cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, with Oriole starter Rodrigo Lopez getting the other nine first-place votes.
November 4, 2002
With his team ahead 7-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning with the bases full of Brewers and two outs, Cubs’ outfielder Brant Brown drops Geoff Jenkins’s routine long fly ball to left field, allowing three runs to score, giving Milwaukee an 8-7 walk-off win at County Stadium. The infamous error became will be immortalized by Ron Santo’s radio call when the broadcaster mournfully exclaims, “Nooooooooo!!!!!” as the ball rolls toward the ivy-covered wall.
September 23, 1998