On July 29, 1978 — The Yankee Stadium crowd is pleasantly surprised as recently resigned manager Billy Martin returns to join in on the Old Timers’ Day festivities. Much to their delight, the fans respond with a seven-minute standing ovation when informed ‘Billy the Kid’ will return as the team’s skipper in 1980.
The Red Sox trade two minor league pitchers to the Reds for Dante Bichette. The 36 year-old veteran outfielder will be the designated hitter for his new team.
August 31, 2000
Anibal Sanchez throws no-hit ball until the 9th inning, when Joe Mauer breaks up his bid for a no-no with a one-out single to center. He strikes out the final two hitters but has to settle for a one-hit shutout as Detroit beats Minnesota, 6 – 0, the Twins’ 10th straight loss. Miguel Cabrera’s streak of four straight games with a homer ends, but he has two more RBI as he pursues his bid for another Triple Crown.
May 24, 2013
Walter Johnson breaks Cy Young’s career strikeout mark by fanning seven Yankees to run his total to 2,287.
September 5, 1921