1993 – The Cleveland Indians trade pitcher Heathcliff Slocumb to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for outfielder Ruben Amaro, Jr.
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Catcher Mike Piazza collects four long hits – 2 doubles and two home runs, including a grand slam – good for seven ribbies, to lead the Dodgers to a 9 – 1 victory over Philadelphia. Piazza is now hitting .367, tied for the lead in the major leagues.
August 27, 1995
The Cardinals trade Curt Flood along with Byron Browne, Joe Hoerner, and Tim McCarver to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Dick Allen, Jerry Johnson, and Cookie Rojas. When Flood refuses to report to Philadelphia, St. Louis will send Willie Montanez and a minor leaguer to complete the trade, but the outfielder’s courageous challenge to the reserve clause will have a dramatic impact on the game.
October 7, 1969
Prior to a game against the Giants in a sold-out Ebbets Field, the Dodgers staged Jackie Robinson Day. The Brooklyn rookie, who endured much grief this season as the game’s first black player in modern times, is moved when his teammates crowd around home plate to take part of the ceremony.
September 23, 1947
The first Canadian pennant hopes are dashed when Dodger Rick Monday’s ninth-inning two-out dramatic home run beats the Expos, 2-1, in the deciding game of the NLCS. It will be the first and last time in franchise history the team makes it into the postseason until 2012, when the Washington Nationals, the team’s new name and home for the past seven seasons, finishes first in the National League East Division.
October 19, 1981
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