On February 6 2018 — With a 6 – 3 win over Criollos de Caguas, Alazanes de Granma end up with the best record in the first phase of the 2018 Caribbean Series, with 3 wins and 1 loss. Reliever Leandro Martinez pitches four scoreless innings and Raúl González hits a tie-breaking double in the 7th to lead the Cubans. In the other game, Tomateros de Culiacán, representing the host Mexican Pacific League, register their first and only win of the tournament, 8 – 1 over Aguilas Cibaenas. Sergio Mitre pitches 6 innings for the win, while Japhet Amador and Justin Greene hit homers.
Against five different pitchers, Jimmy Piersall ties a major league record, going 6-for-6 when Boston bombs the Browns in the first game of a doubleheader, 11-2. The Red Sox right fielder is held hitless in the Sportsman’s Park nightcap, and is sent sprawling to the ground by Satchel Paige, a pitcher he had infuriated during a game in his rookie season by mimicking the right-hander’s every move.
June 10, 1953
Texas pounds Tampa Bay, 11 – 2, with Herbert Perry’s 3-run home run being the big blow. The round-tripper enables the Rangers to tie a major-league record by hitting homers in 25 consecutive games.
September 7, 2002
The San Francisco Giants acquire P Masanori Murakami, 3B Tatsuhico Tanaka, and C Hiroshi Takahashi on a player development deal with the Nankai Hawks, who own rights to all three. They are the first Japanese natives ever to play for American teams. All three are assigned to the Magic Valley Cowboys (Pioneer League). Although none of the three are considered top prospects, Murakami will confound everyone by reaching the major leagues by September after an outstanding season in the minors.
February 23, 1964