On July 3, 2011 Rosters for the 2011 All-Star Game, to be played July 12th in Phoenix, AZ, are announced. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista leads all vote-getters with 7.4 million votes, the most-ever in All-Star balloting. Left off the roster is Ichiro Suzuki, ending a streak of 10 straight appearances in the mid-summer classic.
Pedro Martinez, tossing seven innings of one-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park in the Phillies’ 2-1 victory over the Giants, becomes just the tenth pitcher in major league history to win 100 games in both leagues. The right-hander compiled a 117-37 (.760) record pitching for Boston during his seven-year stint in the American League.
September 3, 2009
In Kansas City, ground is broken for the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex, which will include separate side-by-side stadiums built specifically for baseball and football. Arrowhead Stadium, home of the NFL’s Chiefs, will open in 1972, followed by the debut a year later of Royals Stadium, the new home ballpark of the American League’s franchise in the City of Fountains.
July 11, 1968
1998 – Reliever Bryan Harvey asks for his unconditional release from the Astros training camp, ending a comeback bid for the former two-time All-Star.
October 19, 2019