On August 4, 1963 — With the Yankees trailing Baltimore, 10-9, in the nightcap of a twin bill, Mickey Mantle, after missing two months of the season with a broken foot, makes a dramatic return to the lineup as a pinch hitter when he homers to deep left field in the bottom of the seventh inning off George Brunet to tie the score. The crowd of nearly 40,000 fans goes wild as the ‘Mick’ hobbles around the bases in the Bronx Bombers’ eventual 11-10 walk-off win, a victory made possible by Yogi Berra’s two-out walk-off round-tripper in the bottom of the 10th inning.
A 12 – 2 Dodger loss at St. Louis is enlivened by Maury Wills, who ties Ty Cobb’s long-standing major league single-season record of 96 steals by swiping second base after singling in the 3rd, and breaks it with a repeat performance in the 7th.
September 23, 1962
A group led by local real estate magnate Theodore Lerner wins the bidding to own the Washington Nationals, Major League Baseball confirms, ending a long selection process involving eight contenders.
May 3, 2006
The Indians obtain Ps Bob Wickman, Steve Woodard, and Jason Bere from the Brewers in exchange for slugging 1B Richie Sexson, Ps Paul Rigdon and Kane Davis, and a player to be named later. The Indians keep trading, bringing back OF Wil Cordero from the Pirates for prospects IF Enrique Wilson and OF Alex Ramirez, both of whom will wind up as busts for Pittsburgh. The Tribe had declined to re-sign Cordero after last season and he upped with the Bucs for three years. The Indians then pick up slick-fielding 1B David Segui from the Rangers for OF Ricky Ledee.
July 28, 2000
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