Tag: Mel Stottlemyre

Mel Stottlemyre Sr., the Astros’ pitching coach from 1994-95, passes away from cancer at age 77. In an 11-year career with the Yankees, the righthander won 164 games and was a five-time All-Star. He owned another footnote in Houston history as the opposing starting pitcher for the first game in the Astrodome. 

Mel Stottlemyre Sr., the Astros’ pitching coach from 1994-95, passes away from cancer at age 77. In an 11-year career with the Yankees, the righthander won 164 games and was a five-time All-Star. He owned another footnote in Houston history as the opposing starting pitcher for the first game in the Astrodome. 

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Mel Stottlemyre Stats & Facts

Mel Stottlemyre Essentials Positions: Bats: R Throws: R Height: 72 Weight: 190 Born: Saturday, December 28, 1963 in Prosser, WA USA Died: in , Debut: 7/17/1990 Last Game: 9/11/1990 Full Name: Melvin Leon...

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Mel Stottlemyre Stats & Facts

Mel Stottlemyre Positions: Bats: R Throws: R Height: 73 Weight: 178 Born: Thursday, November 13, 1941 in Hazleton, MO USA Died: in , Debut: 8/12/1964 Last Game: 8/16/1974 Full Name: Melvin Leon...

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Yogi Berra slaps a harmonica from utility player Phil Linz

On the New York team bus following a 5 – 0 White Sox win, Phil Linz begins to play “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on his harmonica. Manager Yogi Berra orders Linz to stop, then slaps the instrument out of his hands when he continues playing. The incident is reported as indicating dissension on the club and Berra’s lack of control, as well as the level of Linz’s humor.

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Mickey Mantle sets a major league record when hits a home run from both sides of the plate for the 10th time in his career.

1964 – Mickey Mantle sets a major league record when hits a home run from both sides of the plate for the 10th time in his career. Mantle hits a left-handed homer off Ray Herbert over the 461-foot marker in centerfield that lands 15 rows into the bleachers, 502 feet from the plate.

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