On July 3, 1947 The Indians purchase Larry Doby from the Newark Eagles. In two days, the twenty-two-year-old will become the first black to play in the American League.
1988 – The Cubs play their first-ever official night game at Wrigley Field defeating the Mets, 6 – 4. Last night’s attempt to play a night game was rained out after four innings.
August 9, 1988
The Tampa Bay Rays open their season with a walk-off win against the Baltimore Orioles. Trailing 3 – 2 heading into the bottom of the 9th inning, the Rays rally against O’s closer Mike Gonzalez. Sean Rodriguez starts the frame with a single, pinch hitter Kelly Shoppach doubles, and Jason Bartlett is walked intentionally to load the bases. Carl Crawford then sends 36,973 fans home happy with a two-run double to right field. Solo homers by Adam Jones, Luke Scott and Matt Wieters off James Shields account for all the Orioles’ runs.
April 6, 2010
The Athletics regain the American League lead by beating the White Sox, 10 – 9 in 11 innings. In the inning, however, they need two singles, a runner safe on an error, and three walks to win the game as Chicago C Luke Sewell picks one runner off at second base and throws another out at third base on a steal attempt.
May 22, 1937
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