On May 14, 1978, Dave Kingman of the Chicago Cubs hits three home runs, including a game-winning three-run blast in the 15th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The game marks the second time in his career that “King Kong” has hit three homers and driven in eight runs in a game at Dodger Stadium. Tommy Lasorda gives a colorful interview after the game.
In MemoriamTommy Lasorda (1927-2021) Hall of Fame manager of the Dodgers from 1976 to 1996. Led the Dodgers to four National League pennants and two World Series wins. Two-time Manager of the Year. Managed U.S.A. Olympic Baseball to a gold medal in 2000. Spent more than seventy years active in the Dodgers organization as a player, scout, manager, and in the front office.
Montreal Expos host their first game north of the border
On April 14, 1969, the expansion Montreal Expos host their first game north of the border, marking the first time a regular season major league game is played outside of the United States. The Expos win their debut at Jarry Park, edging the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-7. Mack Jones hits a three-run homer and two-run triple. Dan McGinn takes the win in 5 1/3 innings of relief. Jones’ blast is also the first major league home run hit outside the United States, while light-hitting Dal Maxvill hits a grand slam for the losers.