On August 18, 2000 — Tim Salmon becomes the franchise leader in home runs with his fourth-inning solo shot off Roger Clemens in the Angels’ eventual 9-8 extra-inning victory over New York at Yankee Stadium. The Anaheim DH’s 223rd career round-tripper surpasses the total of Brian Downing, who had established the Halo mark in 1990.
“Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks hits his 4th grand slam of the season, tying the major league record, as Bob Rush bests the Pirates, 12 – 4.
August 2, 1955
After 12 seasons and 12 playoff appearances, including 10 AL East titles, six pennants, and four world championships, manager Joe Torre rejects the Yankees’ overture, which calls for a pay cut. The non-negotiable offer – a one-year, $5 million deal with $1 million incentives per playoff round and an $8 million option for 2009 if the Yankees reached next year’s World Series – was considered by many to be insulting and a ploy to oust the popular manager without upsetting the team’s fans.
October 19, 2007
The Doosan Bears win the 2015 Korean Series, 4 games to 1, over the Samsung Lions to stop the Lions from becoming the first team to win five straight Korean Series. Hee-kwan Yoo, Dustin Nippert and Hyun-seong Lee combine to hold Samsung’s potent offense to two runs while Doosan’s offense explodes for 17 hits and 13 runs. Korean Series MVP Soo-bin Jung has 3 hits, including a three-run homer, while Hyun-soo Kim has 3 hits and Jae-won Oh 3 RBI.
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