Tag: County Stadium

At Milwaukee’s County Stadium, Cardinals’ first baseman Mark McGwire loses his 66th homer of the season

At Milwaukee’s County Stadium, Cardinals’ first baseman Mark McGwire extends his home run record to 65 and should have had his 66th homer of the season, but his fly ball to center field is ruled a ground rule double due to fan interference, which video replays clearly show as the wrong call. Big Mac’s first inning round-tripper, his 32nd hit as a visiting player, breaks George Foster’s 1977 National League and ties 1927 Babe Ruth’s records for home runs hit on the road.

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In the Tigers’ 6 – 4 win over the Brewers, Detroit’s Cecil Fielder hits a 502-foot home run, which is believed to be the first ball ever hit out of Milwaukee’s County Stadium, off Dan Plesac. The ball lands in the back of a truck driven by Gary Schumacher, who doesn’t stop until he is near Madison, WI.

In the Tigers’ 6 – 4 win over the Brewers, Detroit’s Cecil Fielder hits a 502-foot home run, which is believed to be the first ball ever hit out of Milwaukee’s County Stadium, off Dan Plesac. The ball lands in the back of a truck driven by Gary Schumacher, who doesn’t stop until he is near Madison, WI.

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Willie McGee becomes the third rookie to hit two home runs in same World Series game

Willie McGee becomes the third rookie to hit two home runs in same World Series game. Going deep off Brewers starter Pete Vuckovich in the fifth and seventh innings in Game 3 of the Fall Classic, the Cardinals’ center fielder joins Charlie Keller (1939) and Tony Kubek (1957), who also accomplished the feat in the third game of their respective Fall Classics.

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The Milwaukee Brewers complete their comeback from a 2-0 ALCS deficit by edging the California Angels, 4 – 3, to earn their first-ever trip to the World Series

1982 – The Milwaukee Brewers complete their comeback from a 2-0 ALCS deficit by edging the California Angels, 4 – 3, to earn their first-ever trip to the World Series. Angels outfielder Fred Lynn bats .611 for the Series and is named MVP in a losing cause.

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Sixto Lezcano hits a grand slam off Dick Drago becoming the first player in major league history to do it twice on Opening Day

1980 – On Opening Day at County Stadium, Sixto Lezcano hits a grand slam off Dick Drago with two outs in the 9th inning, to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 9 – 5 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Lezcano also opened the 1978 season with a grand slam, becoming the first player in major league history to do it twice on Opening Day.

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The National League rallies for three runs in the 9th inning to win the All-Star Game at Milwaukee, 6 – 3. The Chicago Cubs’ Bill Madlock and the New York Mets’ Jon Matlack share the game’s MVP award.

The National League rallies for three runs in the 9th inning to win the All-Star Game at Milwaukee, 6 – 3. The Chicago Cubs’ Bill Madlock and the New York Mets’ Jon Matlack share the game’s MVP award.

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In the second game of a doubleheader, the Phillies snap a 23-game losing streak when the Braves beat the Braves at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, 7-4. The winning pitcher John Buzhardt, who wears jersey #23, throws a complete game, ending the team’s skid at 23 straight losses, a major league mark for the most consecutive defeats by a team.

In the second game of a doubleheader, the Phillies snap a 23-game losing streak when the Braves beat the Braves at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, 7-4. The winning pitcher John Buzhardt, who wears jersey #23, throws a complete game, ending the team’s skid at 23 straight losses, a major league mark for the most consecutive defeats by a team.

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Warren Spahn pitches a no-hitter, beating the Phillies at County Stadium, 4-0. The 39 year-old southpaw sets an all-time Braves record with 15 strikeouts en route to his 20th victory of the season, marking the tenth time he has reached the plateau.

Warren Spahn pitches a no-hitter, beating the Phillies at County Stadium, 4-0. The 39 year-old southpaw sets an all-time Braves record with 15 strikeouts en route to his 20th victory of the season, marking the tenth time he has reached the plateau.

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Facing just 27 batters, Lew Burdette pitches a 1 – 0 no-hitter against the Phillies. Tony Gonzalez, the only Phil to reach base, is hit by a Burdette pitch in the 5th inning but erased on a double play. The Milwaukee pitcher also scores the only run of the game.

Facing just 27 batters, Lew Burdette pitches a 1 – 0 no-hitter against the Phillies. Tony Gonzalez, the only Phil to reach base, is hit by a Burdette pitch in the 5th inning but erased on a double play. The Milwaukee pitcher also scores the only run of the game.

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Bill Bruton, in both the first and the sixth inning of the nightcap of a twin bill at County Stadium, hits a three-run triple. The Braves center fielder’s pair of three-baggers with the bases loaded contributes to the team’s 11-5 victory over St. Louis.

Bill Bruton, in both the first and the sixth inning of the nightcap of a twin bill at County Stadium, hits a three-run triple. The Braves center fielder’s pair of three-baggers with the bases loaded contributes to the team’s 11-5 victory over St. Louis.

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Eddie Mathews’ hits walk off homerun in game 4 of world series

In Game 4, Eddie Mathews’ two-run shot off Bob Grim with one out in the bottom of the tenth inning at County Stadium gives the Braves a 7-5 victory and knots the Fall Classic at two games apiece. The Milwaukee third baseman becomes the third major leaguer, joining Tommy Henrich (1949) and Dusty Rhodes (1954), to end a World Series game with a walk-off home run.

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In the first World Series game ever played in Milwaukee, native son Tony Kubek hits two home runs in the 12-3 rout of the hometown Braves

In the first World Series game ever played in Milwaukee, native son Tony Kubek hits two home runs in the 12-3 rout of the hometown Braves, that puts his Bronx Bombers ahead two games to one in the Fall classic. The Yankee shortstop becomes the second rookie to hit two round-trippers in a Fall Classic game, a feat first accomplished by Charlie Keller, who blasted a pair of homers in Game 3 in 1939.

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Duke Snider lost a homer to the rain in Milwaukee. The blow came as he led off the eighth inning with Lew Burdette pitching for the Braves. The game was called with the Dodgers leading 2-0 during the bottom of the eighth. The records reverted back to the end of the seventh and a 1-0 Dodgers win.

8/3/1953: Duke Snider lost a homer to the rain in Milwaukee. The blow came as he led off the eighth inning with Lew Burdette pitching for the Braves. The game was called with the Dodgers leading 2-0 during the bottom of the eighth. The records reverted back to the end of the seventh and a 1-0 Dodgers win.

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1The 1940s is the only decade in Major League Baseball history in which no new stadiums are built

1949 – The 1940s is the only decade in Major League Baseball history in which no new stadiums are built. After the Cleveland Indians opened Cleveland Stadium in 1932, no new ballpark will be opened until Milwaukee County Stadium is unveiled by the Braves in 1953. The decade also will end with eight black players on major league rosters: three each on the Brooklyn Dodgers and Indians rosters, and two with the New York Giants. Although it will be another decade before all major league teams will be integrated, most teams will be playing blacks in the next two years. Finally, all but the St. Louis Browns, Chicago Cubs, and Cincinnati Reds set attendance records in the 1940s. There were 81 scheduled night games in 1940 and 384 in 1949. The change to playing under the lights is underscored by the release of the 1950 schedule: the St. Louis Cardinals have permission to open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates in a night game.

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