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.
2000 – A Florida Department of Corrections report says New York Yankees OF Darryl Strawberry tested positive for cocaine on January 19th.
February 22, 2000
For a reported $42,000, A’s manager Connie Mack buys a controlling interest in the club from the Shibe family.
December 20, 1940
1908 – The Giants sweep, scoring a run in the 8th and two in the 9th to trip Irv Young and the host Pirates, 4 – 3. Christy Mathewson, in relief, is given the win, though by today’s scoring he would receive a save. New York’s 8-game win streak puts them ahead of Pittsburgh and Chicago by 3 1/2 games.
August 26, 1908
2007 – Craig Biggio legs out the 658th double of his career, most of any righthanded batter in major league history. More importantly, it plates Morgan Ensberg in the 10th for the winning run in a wild 12-9 slugfest against the Texas Rangers. Arlington’s own Hunter Pence goes 4-for-6 with a homer and a double. Lance Berkman also goes deep and drives in four. The offense is necessary after Dan Wheeler blows a four-run lead in the eighth and a two-run lead in the ninth before getting credit for the win.
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