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.
The Pirates clinch a postseason berth for the first time since 1992 with a 2 – 1 win over the Cubs, thanks to Starling Marte’s tie-breaking 9th-inning homer. The Reds soon join them with a 10-inning, 3 – 2 win over the Mets, secured on Shin-Soo Choo’s game-ending single. With the Cardinals having clinched a postseason slot a few days earlier, it will be the first time that three teams from the same division play together in the postseason. The three teams have been bunched up all season, and their order of finish is still to be determined.
September 23, 2013
1964 – General Manager Paul Richards sparks controversy when news leaks out during the Winter Meetings in Houston that he had offered the team’s entire 40-man roster plus $5 million dollars for the 40-man roster of the Milwaukee Braves. Richards claimed to have had the backing of owners Bob Smith and Roy Hofheinz but the Braves shoot down the idea as a joke that got out of hand. Had it been consumated, future Hall of Famers like Hank Aaron, Phil Niekro and Eddie Mathews could have been Astros.
October 15, 2019
Dontrelle Willis, Mark Teixeira and Alfonso Soriano are among the 100 players who file for salary arbitration, the often acrimonious negotiating process that rankles baseball management every winter. Mark Prior, Josh Beckett, Brad Lidge, Adam Dunn, Morgan Ensberg, Brian Roberts, Travis Lee and Scot Shields are some of the other players who file before the deadline. Last year, players in arbitration averaged a 123 percent salary increase.
January 14, 2006
The Cardinals hit a homer in each of their first 5 innings in beating the Cubs, 9 – 6. Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina, Lance Berkman, Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig all go deep off Travis Wood at Wrigley Field as Wood ties a team record with 5 gopher balls. The last team to have such a performance was the Astros on October 2, 2004.
July 27, 2012
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