On September 8, 1958, Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates ties a modern day record by collecting three triples in a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Clemente’s outburst helps the Pirates to a 4-1 win.
In a military relief game at the Polo Grounds, which will be the last war-time twilight game played, Pee Wee Reese’s grand slam in the top of the ninth, which puts the Dodgers up 5-1, doesn’t count, because of the 9:10 pm government curfew. The game ends up as a 1-1 tie with the Giants.
August 4, 1942
1998 – Don Sutton gets into the Hall of Fame on his fifth try. With 324 wins, Sutton had the most victories of any eligible pitcher not in the Hall. He reached the postseason with three different clubs (the Dodgers, Brewers and Angels), and struck out 3,574 batters in 23 seasons. Sutton receives 386 votes of the record 473 ballots cast for 81.6 percent. Tony Perez falls short with 355 votes, and Ron Santo, on the ballot for the 15th and final time, gains 204 votes.
January 5, 1998
Frank Thomas agrees to an $18.12 million, two-year deal to join the Blue Jays. After spending 16 years with the White Sox, the 38 year-old designated hitter had a comeback season with the A’s last season, leading the club into the playoffs, batting .270 with 39 homers and driving in 114 runs.
November 17, 2006
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