On June 11, 2009 The Chiba Lotte Marines sets a Nippon Pro Baseball record with 15 runs in an inning, en route to a 23 – 2 romp over the Hiroshima Carp. #9 hitter Toshiaki Imae drives in six in the rout. Shoitsu Omatsu becomes the first player to bat three times in an inning in NPB history. Scott Dohmann is the worst of three hurlers in the 15-run inning, allowing 6 earned runs without retiring a soul. Amazingly, no Marines homer in the big inning.
The Tigers fire pitching coach Chris Bosio for making “insensitive comments” in violation of team policy, although the precise nature of these comments is not disclosed. He is replaced by bullpen coach Rick Anderson.
June 27, 2018
After popping out in a pinch-hitting appearance, Craig Counsell remains without a hit in his last 45 at-bats, tying the longest single-season hitless streak by a position player in history, established by Brooklyn backstop Bill Bergen in 1909. The major league record is 0-for-70, established in 1970 by Bob Buhl, a pitcher who toiled with the Braves and Cubs that season.
August 1, 2011
In a doubleheader with the Dodgers before 51,435 at the Polo Grounds, the fireworks start two days early. The Dodgers take a uneventful opener, 3 – 2, but in the 4th inning of the nitecap, Dodger player-manager Leo Durocher ends the inning by grounding into a double play and spikes 1B Zeke Bonura as he crosses the bag. Bonura takes off after Durocher, chases him down the right field line, and throws his mitt at him. He finally wrestles him to the ground. Both players are ejected, and the Giants go on to win, 6 – 4. To Bonura’s charge of intentional spiking, the Lip retorts, “If that big clown hadn’t got his foot in my way, I wouldn’t have been close to him.”
July 2, 1939
The Yankees use a couple of scrubs to defeat Texas, 8 – 2. Reliever David Phelps starts in place of the injured CC Sabathia and pitches five innings for the win, while Derek Lowe, making his first appearance for the Bronx Bombers after being released by the Indians last week, adds four scoreless innings to pick up his first save since 2001. Nick Swisher hits a grand slam to propel the Yankees’ offense while Ryan Dempster gives up 8 runs for the second time since being acquired by the Rangers at the trading deadline.
August 13, 2012