On August 5, 2001 — Trailing the Mariners, 14 – 2, the Indians, score 12 times beginning in the 7th inning to tie the score. Cleveland will win the game in the 11th inning, 15 – 14 making it the third time (after the 1911 Tigers and 1925 A’s) a team has won after being behind by 12 runs.
The White Sox roll by the Kansas City Royals‚ winning, 14 – 0. Mark Buehrle allows 5 hits in 6 innings pitched. Paul Konerko has 3 runs and 3 RBIs‚ and Magglio Ordonez has 3 RBIs. Trailing 9 – 0 in the 8th‚ the Royals bring in Miguel Asencio‚ the youngest pitcher in the majors. Making his major league debut‚ Asencio walks Kenny Lofton on 4 pitches and does the same to the next three batters. He leaves‚ having thrown 16 pitches, none of them strikes.
April 6, 2002
1968 – The National League holds an expansion draft for two new teams: the Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres. The list of players taken in the draft includes future Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm and notables like Nate Colbert, Donn Clendenon, Cito Gaston, Dave Giusti, Mudcat Grant, Al McBean, Manny Mota and Maury Wills. The American League will hold its draft tomorrow.
October 14, 1968
After two days of meetings, the rules committee ends the practice that allows players to leave their gloves on the playing field, requiring outfielders and infielders to carry their gloves with them into the dugout at the completion of each half inning. Prior to the controversial change, left fielders, right fielders, first basemen, and third basemen would leave their gloves in foul territory with center fielders, shortstops and second basemen dropping their gloves at their position, meaning the games would be played around the scattered leather.
November 3, 1953