On August 13, 1939, Red Ruffing of the New York Yankees bangs out four hits and pitches a 21-0 shutout over the Philadelphia Athletics. Babe Dahlgren and Joe DiMaggio hit two home runs apiece, including matching inside-the-park home runs.
Curt Simmons becomes the last pitcher ever to steal home with his second inning dash to the plate in the Cardinals’ 7-3 victory over the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium. The Redbird hurler scores on an aborted squeeze play when Chris Short uncorks a pitch that cannot be bunted.
September 1, 1963
C Bryce Harper of the College of Southern Nevada, the top pick in the 2010 amateur draft, wins this year’s Golden Spikes Award as the best collegiate baseball player in the United States. He is only the second player from a junior college to win the award since its creation in 1978, after Alex Fernandez in 1990.
July 13, 2010
1938 – Gabby Hartnett hits his famous “Homer in the Gloamin'” in the 9th inning against the Pirates’ Mace Brown to give the Chicago Cubs a 6 – 5 victory, their ninth straight, at Wrigley Field. It is a key triumph en route to the Cubs’ National League pennant.
September 28, 1938