04/24 07:31 CDT This Date In Baseball
This Date In Baseball
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
1901 --- In the opener at Detroit's Bennett Park, the Tigers beat Milwaukee in
a great comeback. Trailing 13-4 going into the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers
scored 10 runs for a 14-13 victory. Frank Dillon had four doubles.
1904 --- New York pitcher Jack Chesbro recorded the first of his 41 victories
on the season, an American League record that still stands.
1933 --- Yankees pitcher Russ Van Atta made a spectacular debut by blanking
Washington 16-0 and going 4-for-4.
1976 --- Cubs center fielder Rick Monday rescued the American flag from two
trespassers who tried to set it on fire in the outfield of Dodger Stadium. The
incident happened in the fourth inning of a 5-4, 10-inning loss to Los Angeles.
1977 --- The Cincinnati Reds romped to a 23-9 victory over the Braves in
Atlanta. The Reds tied a National League record by scoring 12 runs in the fifth
inning off three Braves pitchers. George Foster had seven RBIs, five runs
scored, two home runs, a double and a single.
1995 --- Major League Baseball returned after a 257-day layoff as the Los
Angeles Dodgers beat the Florida Marlins 8-7. Players had gone on strike the
1997 --- Matt Williams hit three homers and David Justice homered twice as the
Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers combined to match a major league record
for home runs in a nine-inning night game with 11. Cleveland hit a club-record
eight in all, including three in one inning as the Indians beat the Brewers
2001 --- Rickey Henderson of the Padres set the major league walks record with
his 2,063rd base on balls in San Diego's 5-3 loss to Philadelphia.
2009 --- Albert Pujols hit his second grand slam of the season and surpassed
1,000 career RBIs in St. Louis' 8-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Today's birthdays: Wei-Chung Wang 22; Danny Espinosa 27; J.P. Howell 31.