On June 19, 1973 Willie Davis collects his 2,000th career hit. The The L.A. outfielder, known as 3-Dog, reaches the plateau in front of the home crowd with a two-run home run in the team’s 3-0 victory over Atlanta.
Team USA wins the second semifinal in the 2015 Premier 12, beating Mexico, 6 – 1. Zeke Spruill, Seth Simmons and Jake Barrett combine on the pitching, with a Humberto Sosa home run accounting for the Mexican attack. The US scores 5 runs in the 4th and Adam Frazier leads the offense with three hits.
November 20, 2015
1970 – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis no-hits the San Diego Padres, 2 – 0. Ellis receives all his support on two home runs by Willie Stargell. Ellis will later claim that he was suffering from the after-effects of his previous night’s LSD trip while pitching this gem.
June 12, 1970
Jason Giambi (.333, 43, 137) wins the American League MVP Award, edging out two-time winner White Sox first baseman Frank Thomas. The A’s first baseman receives 14 of the 24 first-place ballots cast by the BBWAA.
November 15, 2000