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.
Jose Altuve has a gigantic game, hitting three homers, to lead the Astros to an 8 – 2 win over the Red Sox in Game 1 of their Division Series. Justin Verlander continues his excellent work since having been acquired in a trade on August 31st by notching the win with six solid innings of work, while Chris Sale is hit hard in getting saddled with the loss.
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Major General Emmett O’Donnell is selected by the owners to be the new commissioner, but President Harry Truman overrules the decision, stating the officer is needed in Korea in his post as commander of bombers.
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2011 – The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim name Jerry Dipoto as their new General Manager, replacing Tony Reagins.
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