On August 1, 1970, future Hall of Famer Willie Stargell ties a major league record by piling five extra-base hits against the Atlanta Braves. Stargell’s five-hit outburst, which includes three doubles and two home runs, highlights a 20-10 win for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Stargell finishes the game with five runs and six RBI.
The Yankees trade their 1977 first-round (15th overall) pick Willie McGee to the Cardinals for southpaw Bob Sykes, who will never again appear in a major league game. New York’s former 22 year-old farmhand will go on to have a stellar career with the Redbirds, winning the NL MVP (1985), capturing two batting crowns (1985, 1990), and earning three Gold Gloves (1983, 1985, 1986).
October 21, 1981
1956 – Hal Jeffcoat of the Cincinnati Reds hits Dodger SS Don Zimmer in the face with a pitch, breaking his cheekbone. This is the second time that Zimmer suffers an injury that nearly ends his career, and he is out for the season. The Dodgers win, 7 – 6.
October 15, 2019
Hours after being acquired in a trade, Ichiro Suzuki singles off Kevin Millwood in his first at-bat as a Yankee in a 4 – 1 win over his former team, the Mariners. Hiroki Kuroda is the winner while Alex Rodriguez hits his 15th homer of the season.
July 23, 2012
Following an emotional closing ceremony, the Braves beat the Phillies 5-2 in the final game at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. The two hour festivities at the intersection of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue include the introduction of the All-Vet team and a eulogy given by Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas, who receives a standing ovation from the 58,554 enthusiastic fans in attendance.
September 28, 2003