On August 6, 1971 — The Yankees kayo Pat Dobson in the 4th, beating the Orioles, 12 – 3. The loss ends Dobson’s win streak of 12 games, his nine consecutive complete games, and his consecutive scoreless inning streak of 23.
Commissioner Peter Ueberroth makes it clear that Seattle is in self-imposed jeopardy of losing the Mariners, citing there is no requirement for the team to stay in their present location if they are not wanted for the long term. The Commissioner is referring to the King County Council’s attempt to modify an agreement based on attendance made with owner George Argyros concerning the team’s ability to exercise an ‘escape clause’ after the 1987 season.
October 2, 1985
At Busch Stadium, Mark McGwire crushes a Livan Hernandez pitch for a 545-foot homer to lead the Cards to a 5 – 4 win over the Marlins. “It’s the best ball I’ve ever hit,” says the Cards slugger. On May 12th, he hit a homer 527 feet.
May 16, 1998
1967 – After the Tigers sweep the A’s, 8 – 5 and 6 – 3‚ and the White Sox down the Angels, 3 – 2‚ the top 4 American League teams are separated by a single percentage point. Chicago and Minnesota are 78-61 for .561; Bostonand Detroit are 79-62 for .560.
September 6, 1967
1994 – In just his third major league game, shortstop Orlando Miller launches two home runs and drives in three to pace a 5-3 victory in Chicago. He earns respect too, receiving two intentional walks as well. Ken Caminiti also goes deep while Craig Biggio pounds three hits including two doubles.
October 15, 2019