On September 14, 1948, in the midst of a pennant race, the Boston Post publishes a four-line poem by Gerry Hern calling on pitchers Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain to bear the pitching burden, resting on off days and – if luck is with the Braves – when it rains. The rhyme is shortened by Braves fans to “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain.”
February 11, 1974
Hiroki Kuroda pitches a two-hitter in shutting out the Rangers, 3 – 0. All three Yankees runs score in the 7th, when Nick Swisher homers off Alexi Ogando with Derek Jeter on base, and Mark Teixeira follows with a solo blast.
August 14, 2012
1971 – Two former Houston first round draft choices are born on this day. Infielder Phil Nevin is born in Fullerton, CA. The first pick overall in the 1992 June draft, Nevin tries management’s patience before being traded to Detroit. Pitcher Jeff Juden is born in Salem, MA. The 6-8 righthander is the 12th overall pick in the 1989 draft but would record just a 0-3 record before being dealt.
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