On November 2, 1960, in the second closest MVP vote ever, Roger Maris narrowly defeats teammate Mickey Mantle, by three votes, 225-222. The closest MVP race occurred in 1947, when Joe DiMaggio edged Ted Williams by a single vote.
In San Francisco, Barry Bonds and Mark Carreon homer to lead the Giants to a 9 – 6 win over the Rockies. The win snaps a 10-game losing streak, the longest for the Giants since a 10-game skein in 1985 and a 13-game losing streak in 1944.
July 1, 1996
Chili Davis of the Angels is charged with disorderly conduct following California’s 8 – 3 win over the Brewers in Milwaukee. Davis allegedly slapped a fan who was taunting him. Chili also had a hit in the game.
July 30, 1995
Commissioner Happy Chandler and players’ representatives agree on the split of the TV and radio rights from the World Series.
November 8, 1950
The Dodgers, who are last in the National League in homers, hitfour consecutive home runs in an inning when Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, and Marlon Anderson all go deep in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Padres, 9-9. The improbable feat, which had been accomplished only by the 1964 Twins, 1963 Indians, and the 1961 Braves, leads to Nomar Garciaparra’s walk-off two-run homer in the tenth and sole possession of first place when Los Angeles beat the Friars, 11-10.
September 18, 2006