This Day In Baseball July 22

Debuts, Milestones, No Hitters, Rule Changes, Events, Birthdays, Deaths, and more on July 22 This Day In Baseball.

July 22, 2002 – Over 20,000 fans gather at Fenway Park for a tribute entitled, “Ted Williams: A Celebration of an American Hero”. The two-hour salute of the man many consider to be the greatest hitter in history, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and a generous supporter of the Jimmy Fund, includes comments from present and former Red Sox players and broadcasters, historian Ken Burns, and former U.S. Senator John Glenn, who was Ted’s wing man during the Korean War, in addition to moving music and video.

July 22, 1986 – Ken Griffey hits three solo home runs but Atlanta falls to Philadelphia 5 – 4 in 11 innings. Griffey is the second Brave this month to hit three or more home runs in a losing cause, after Bob Horner went deep four times in a loss to the Expos.

July 22, 1968, the Atlanta Braves set a major league record by using five relief pitchers in the ninth inning of their game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Ken Johnson, Ramon Hernandez, Claude Raymond, Dick Kelley, and Cecil Upshaw all take part in preserving a 5-4 victory for the Braves.

July 22, 1923, Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators becomes the first pitcher to record 3,000 strikeouts in the major leagues. “The Big Train” strikes out five batters in defeating the Cleveland Indians, 3-1.

July 22, 1909, future Hall of Famer Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers steals second base, third base, and home plate during the seventh inning of a 6-0 win over the Boston Pilgrims. Cobb will repeat the stolen base “cycle” three more times in his career.

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Events for July 22

The Mets win a crazy five-hour marathon with the Reds in 14 innings, 6 – 3. Setting the tone, Darryl Strawberry is ejected after arguing a called third strike in the 5th. In the 9th, Howard Johnson inadvertently kicks the ball after Reds C Bo Diaz drops a third strike. Johnson runs out of the baseline and is hit in the back with the throw from pitcher Ron Robinson. Reds coach Billy DeMars is ejected for arguing the safe call. The Mets, down 3 – 1 with two out, tie the game when Dave Parker drops a routine fly ball. In the 10th, Davey Johnson sends in pitcher Rick Aguilera to hit for pitcher Doug Sisk. Aguilera walks, but is stranded. In the Reds’ 10th, pinch-runner Eric Davis steals second and third base, bumping into Ray Knight. Knight decks Davis and both benches empty. Knight, Davis, Kevin Mitchell and Mario Soto are ejected. Gary Carter moves to 3B, Roger McDowell comes in to pitch, and Jesse Orosco moves from the mound to RF. With two out and a runner on second base in the 11th, Orosco returns to pitch, McDowell moves to LF, and Mookie Wilson shifts to right. Reds player-manager Pete Rose protests when Orosco is permitted eight warm-up pitches. Orosco whiffs Max Venable to end the inning. In the 12th, the Mets are forced to lead off the inning with Orosco and McDowell, and go down in order. McDowell returns to pitch in the 13th and gets Tony Perez to fly to Orosco in right. Howard Johnson belts a three-run homer in the 14th and McDowell retires the side in order to end the game.

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