On August 11, 1971 — Skip Lockwood accounts for the only Brewer tally when he homers off Detroit’s Joe Niekro. Each starter goes 7 innings in Detroit’s 2 – 1 victory. The next homer by a Brewer pitcher will come when Milwaukee is in the National League.
1958 – The Los Angeles Coliseum Commission approves a two-year pact for use of its facility by the Dodgers.
February 20, 1958
Les Bell collects 15 total bases, blasting three home runs and a triple at Braves Field. The Cincinnati third baseman’s offensive output isn’t enough when Boston bows to the Reds, 20-12.
June 2, 1928
With the score tied 1 – 1 in the 10th inning at Ebbets Field, Cubs SS Lennie Merullo and Dodgers 2B Eddie Stanky start punching each other, precipitating a brawl between the two teams. Claude Passeau rips off Leo Durocher’s jersey before calm is restored. The Dodgers win, 2 – 1, in 13 innings, collecting 11 hits off Johnny Schmitz, who goes the distance. Joe Hatten gives up four hits in 12 innings, with Kirby Higbe pitching the last round.
May 22, 1946
1985 – Shortstop Dickie Thon impresses as he comes back from the beaning that ended his 1984 season in the opening week. He swats a double off the wall in a 3-1 victory over the Dodgers and turns a thrilling double play behind Bob Knepper. Thon explains his injured eye socket seems healthy once again.
October 19, 2019