On August 5, 1971 — The Pirates power to a 7 – 2 win at Montreal, but lose 3B Jose Pagan when his arm is fractured by a pitch in the 5th by John Strohmayer. He will return to be a World Series hero. Pagan, Willie Stargell and Al Oliverhomer for the Bucs and Gene Alley adds two triples.
The Washington Senators widen their lead over the 2nd-place Yankees to 2 1/2 games with a double-bill win before 77,365 holiday fans at Yankee Stadium, 6 – 5 in 10 innings and 3 – 2.
July 4, 1933
Reds GM Gabe Paul announces he has fired manager Rogers Hornsby without giving an explanation for the dismissal of the 57 year-old Hall of Famer. The Rajah, who has lost six managerial positions during his long baseball career, will be replaced by on an interim basis by coach Buster Mills, who will take over the 64-82 club with eight games left to play in the season.
September 17, 1953
7/27/2004: In a game at Camden Yards in Baltimore, two Orioles lost homers hit off Tim Wakefield of the Red Sox. Melvin Mora hit a solo shot in the first inning and B.J. Surhoff smacked a two-run shot in the second. The game was rained out with the Birds leading 4-2 with 2 out in the top of the third.
July 27, 2004
Clarence Jones of the Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th home run to become the first American to win a Japanese home run title, topping the Pacific League in roundtrippers. Sadaharu Oh will lead the Central League with 49 homers. Jones will lead the league again with 36 homers in 1976.
September 24, 1974
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