Sunday, January 24, 2021

New York Yankees - 1988

April 4, 1988 New York, NY
Elston Howard (1929-1980) commemorative
1984 - Jersey retirement and Plaque dedication in his honor

April 5, 1988 Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY - Opening Day
Minnesota Twins 0-8 NY Yankees
Rick Rhoden pitched a complete game shutout, giving up 3 hits, striking out 4 and walking no batters
Yankees RBI: Mike Pagliarulo 3 (HR), Rickey Henderson 2 (HR), Don Mattingly, Joel Skinner, Dave Winfield
Frank Viola took the loss for the Twins

September 25, 1988 Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Boston Red Sox 6-0 NY Yankees
Boston RBI: Mike Greenwell (HR), Dwight Evans (HR), Jody Reed
Roger Clemens (W) pitched 7-innings giving up 5 hits, striking out 7, walking 2
Rick Rhoden (L) pitching 8-innings giving up 9 hits, 5 strikeouts, 4 walks

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Catfish Hunter Day - New York Yankees

Aug 2, 1987 Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Catfish Hunter Day

Catfish Hunter, pitched from 1965-1979 for the KC/Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees
He was the first pitcher since 1915 to reach 200 career victories by the age of 31. Member of 5 World Series Championship teams
  • Pitched Perfect game - May 8, 1968
  • 8-time All-Star
  • American League Cy Young Award - 1974
  • 2-time MLB wins leader - 1974, 1975
  • American League ERA leader - 1974
  • Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame - 1987
  • Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame - 1990
  • Oakland Athletics retired #27 - June 9, 1991
  • Athletics Hall of Fame - September 5, 2018

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Chicago White Sox

April 27, 2019 Comstock, Mi
Black Sox Scandal 100th Anniversary

Eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of fixing to lose the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for cash from the gambling syndicate run by Arnold Rothstein.

Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was appointed the first Commissioner of Baseball, with absolute control over the game, in an effort to restore its integrity. Despiser acquittals in public trials in 1921, Landis permanently banned all eight from professional baseball.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

1996 - New York Yankees

 1996 World Series - New York Yankees v Atlanta Braves
October 20-26, 1996
The Yankees win the series 4 games to 2 
John Wetteland, Yankees - Series MVP

October 29, 1996 Canyon of Heroes, New York, NY

New York ticker tape parade, is a concept originated in New York City. Celebrants are paraded down the street as onlookers from the towering buildings that surround the streets showers their heroes with ticker tape or confetti. The term originated in NYC after a spontaneous celebration held October 28, 1886 during the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. The route for the parade is called the Canyon of Heroes, which goes through the NY financial district

Monday, January 18, 2021

1994 - New York Yankees

April 4, 1994 Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY - Opening Day
Yankees defeat the Texas Rangers 5-3
Jimmy Key earned the victory for the Yanks, Kevin Brown the loss for the Rangers
Yankee RBI: Paul O'Neill 2, Danny Tartabull 2 (home run), Mike Stanley (home run)
Rangers RBI: Will Clark 2, Doug Strange

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Inside the Park - Baltimore Orioles


July 30, 2005 Camden Yards, Baltimore, Md
Chicago White Sox 9-6 Baltimore Orioles

Chicago RBI: AJ Pierzynski (HR), Tadahito Iguchi, Jermaine Dye (HR), Carl Everett, Joe Crede (HR)
Baltimore RBI: Rafael Palmeiro (HR), Brian Roberts, Eric Byrnes
Pitching: Neal Cotts (W) Chris Ray (L)

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Inside the Park - New Jersey Jackals

Jul 25, 2004 Jersey Jackals - Yogi Berra Stadium, Little Falls, NJ
smudge of dirt from home plate
signed by Chris Rowan

Friday, January 15, 2021

Inside the Park - Philadelphia Phillies


May 14, 2015 Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia, Pa
Citizens Bank Park senior stroll, smudge of dirt from 2nd base

Phillies defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2
Phillies RBI: Grady Sizemore, Cesar Hernandez, Ryan Howard (home run)
Pirates RBI: Starling Marte, Pedro Alvarez
Pitching: Aaron Harang (W) Vance Worley (L)

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Inside the Park - Somerset Patriots

Sep 3, 2003 Somerset Patriots, Bridgewater, NJ
smudge of dirt from home plate
signed by Robinson Cancel (Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets), Norm Hutchins

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Tommy Greene - No-hit game

May 23, 1991 Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada
Philadelphia Phillies defeat Montreal Expos 2-0

Tommy Greene, right-handed pitcher played for the Atlanta Braves (1989-1990) Philadelphia Phillies (1990-1995) Houston Astros (1997)
1993, best season 16-4, pitching in Game 4 of the World Series abasing the Toronto Blue Jays

May 23, 1991, Greene pitched his only career no-hit game abasing the Montreal Expos, striking out 10 and walking 7 batters

Phillies RBI: Ricky Jordan and catcher Darrin Fletcher
Losing pitcher: Oil Can Boyd