This Day In Baseball May 7
Recapping events that took place in the baseball world on this day
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different events and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, We offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on May 7 in baseball history.
Classic Games and Video Accounts of Historic Moments
Notable Events and Chronology for May 7
5/7/1891 – The Brooklyn Bridegrooms lineup in its home game against Philadelphia had the pitcher William “Adonis” Terry batting eighth followed by the catcher Tom Kinslow. However, Kinslow made the last out of the first inning batting ahead of Terry. Terry started the second inning with a double and was called out when Philadelphia pointed out the correct batting order.
The Cardinals trade Paul Derringer, Sparky Adams, and Allyn Stout to the Reds in exchange for shortstop Leo Durocher, Dutch Henry, and Jack Ogden. The deal, necessitated by Charlie Gelbert’s hunting accident, will be viewed as one of Branch Rickey’s biggest mistakes as Derringer will become a four-time 20-game winner for Cincinnati.
1971 – Joe Morgan raps four hits, steals two bases, scores three times and drives in two to lead the Astros over the Phillies, 8-1, in their first game at Veterans Stadium. Don Wilson strikes the key blow off Jim Bunning, a bunt that found a hole in the artificial turf between third and the pitcher and rolled until two runs were in.
The Rockies tie a National League record established by the 1894 Pirates and 1949 Giants when they extend their scoring streak to 14 consecutive innings, three shy of the major league mark of 17 set by the 1903 Red Sox. Before Larry Walker hit a two-out solo homer in the first inning of today’s 8-1 loss to Philadelphia at Coors Field, the team had crossed the plate in every inning in their previous game, after tallying in the last four frames the game before.
The Rangers announce a 30-year deal reported to be worth about $75 million with one of the country’s leading wholesale lenders to rename their ballpark in Arlington as Ameriquest Field. The agreement will be short-lived when a crisis in the subprime mortgage industry causes Ameriquest to relinquished its naming rights in 2007.
At 12:03 p.m at Princeton’s Hunnicutt Field, the semifinals of the WVIAC baseball tournament game between Ohio Valley and West Virginia State is delayed by rain. Due to the final game of the tourney having to start before midnight, with the winner of this game facing Concord for the title, players, fans, and media waited eight hours and 54 minutes for the contest to resume.
5/7/2010: The Tigers and Indians played four innings in Cleveland before the rain ended the game after a 2 hour and 12 minute wait. Three homers were lost to the weather. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run blast in the top of the first off David Huff. Grady Sizemore hit a solo shot in the bottom of the frame off Jeremy Bonderman and Travis Hafner hit a three-run homer off Bonderman in the third.
Starlin Castro, the first major leaguer to be born in the 1990’s, becomes the sixth Cub in franchise history to hit a home run in his first big league at bat, going deep off Homer Bailey in Chicago’s 14-7 win over Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park. The 20 year-old rookie shortstop also becomes the first player to compile six RBIs in his first game in the majors when he delivers a bases-loaded triple in addition to his second inning three-run blast to deep right field.
Lance Orton and Duane Jackson, who were instrumental foiling a terrorist’s attempt to set off a car bomb in Times Square, are honored at Citi Field prior to the Mets game against San Francisco. The two street vendors alerted the police after they observed a parked car on 45th Street had started to fill with smoke and was making popping sounds.
In front of a sparse crowd of 558 at Burlington’s (IA) Community Field, the visiting Clinton (IA) LumberKings, after five innings, face a 16-run deficit in their Midwest League game against the Bees. The Class A affiliate of the Mariners will mount the largest comeback in the history of professional baseball when the team rallies to win the twelve-inning contest, 20-17.
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