On February 5 2002 — The Houston Astros file a motion in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, asking the court to determine whether the 30-year naming agreement with Enron signed in 1999 should continue. The team does not want to call its stadium Enron Field any longer due to the financial burden placed on many Houston-area residents caused by the bankrupt energy company’s disputable business practices.
The Mets sign their first player with major league experience when the team inks free-agent Ted Lepico. The 32 year-old middle infielder, who compiled .245 batting average playing with five teams during his ten-year career, will be cut by the expansion team during spring training.
October 25, 1961
Don Baylor, who will be the only Angel to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award  until Mike Trout cops the honor in 2014, is inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. The seasoned veteran averaged 23 home runs and 87 RBI while batting .262 in six seasons for the California team.
May 26, 1990
At Sportsman’s Park, the Cardinals and their fans celebrate Rogers Hornsby Day. The 25 year-old Redbird second baseman, who will lead the NL in hitting with a .397 batting average, delights the crowd with a home run and two doubles in the team’s 12-4 victory over Pittsburgh.
September 30, 1921
2018 – The Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame announces the class of 2018. The Players Division picks Hideki Matsui, a three-time Central League MVP and 2009 World Series MVP and Tomoaki Kanemoto, the 2005 CL MVP who set the Nippon Pro Baseball record for consecutive games without missing an inning. Another former CL MVP, Tatsunori Hara, winner in 1983, is picked by the Expert Division; Hara later managed three Japan Series winners and the Japanese national team to the 2009 World Baseball Classic title. The fourth inductee, college coach Masao Taki, is picked by the Special Committee; he guided Chukyo University to 28 Aichi University Baseball League championships.
January 16, 2018
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- Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker get cleared for fixing games - Joe Wood tells us the storyOn January 27 1927 -- Citing accuser Dutch Leonard's refusal to appear at the hearings of January 5th, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis issues a lengthy decision clearing Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker of any game-fixing charges. Landis orders the Philadelphia Athletics to reinstate Cobb and the Washington Senators to restore Speaker. Both are then made free agents. Philadelphia owner Connie Mack will sign Cobb on February 8th, and Speaker will sign with Washington […]
- Cookie Lavagetto breaks up no hitter with a walk off in the 1947 world seriesOn October 3, 1947, in the 1947 World Series @ Ebbets Field - Cookie Lavagetto of the Brooklyn Dodgers breaks up Bill Bevens’ no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth, Lavagetto pinch-hitting for Eddie Stanky, hits a two-out ninth-inning double giving the “Bums” a dramatic and unlikely 3-2 win over the New York Yankees […]
- Vida Blue on the CBS Evening News June 26 1971On June 2, 1971, this clip was Originally aired of Vida Blue of the Oakland A’s was in the midst of setting the baseball world on its ear when this story aired. Interviews with Blue’s mother is included as are clips of him pitching against the Kansas City Royals. Royals manager Bob Lemon and first […]
- Jackie Robinson is elected to the Hall of FameOn January 23 1962 -- Pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility. Jackie Robinson burst onto the scene in 1947, breaking baseball's color barrier and bringing the Negro leagues' electrifying style of play to the Majors. He quickly became baseball's top drawing card and a […]
- RIP Hank Aaron - Vin Scully calls #715On January 22 2021 At age 86 Hank Aaron passes away. Aaron is one of the most respected players in baseball history and on April 8 1974 he broke Babe ruth's home record. Here is the call by Vin Scully.
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- Sonny Siebert fires no hitter June 10 1966 Full Radio BroadcastOn June 10, 1966 At Cleveland Stadium Sonny Siebert pitches a no-hitter against the Washington Senators and Leon Wagner homers off loser Phil Ortega as first-place Cleveland wins, 2 – 0. The right-hander strikes out seven batters, walking only one, in his Cleveland Stadium gem. It will be the only No Hitter of the season. More information about todays events, players, ball park, date and […]
- Vin Scully on the Call May 14 1957 Dodgers vs BravesMore information about todays events, players, ball park, date and season - www.thisdayinbaseball.com Join our Baseball Community – Join a community of baseball fans just like you - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/join-the community Hosted by This Day In Baseball – Learn more about the hosts of todays show https://thisdayinbaseball.com/about-us/ Support this Show – Post or […]
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