Hit me baby one more time- Joe DiMaggio, sets an amazing hitting record – hits in 56 consecutive games. The hitting streak ended at the game vs. Cleveland. DiMaggio played for the Yankees 1736 games and led the team to 9 world titles.
01/01/1906- Once upon a time Chicago Cubs ruled the league. In 1906 they set a new season league record- winning 116 games (out of 152). They lost the championship that year, but won the title in 1907 and 1908.
David Wells, the Yankees pitcher, becomes the 15th player to pitch a perfect game. He did that in a game vs Minnesota Twins. It’s hard to believe, but Wells says he made his perfect game while being hung over.
Dodgers’ Kirk Gibson hits a home run in the first game of the 1988 world series. Gibson, hobbled by an injured right knee, made a surprise appearance in the bottom of the 9th inning and led his team to victory.
Let send this ball home for the last time, Barry Bonds- The San Francisco Giants hitter Barry Bonds, hits his 762 and final home run and sets a new MLB record. A month before that bonds hit his 756 HR and broke the previous record set by Hank Aaron.
2004 was the Boston year- Boston Red Sox Win First World Series Since 1918. The St. Louis Cardinals gave up to our title hunger and lost the series 4:0. Did someone missed the victory parade? don’t think so.
Yankee Manager Casey Stengel handed Don Larsen the baseball to start game 5 of the 1956 World Series. Larsen did the unthinkable, retiring all 27 batters to notch the only perfect game in World Series history.
Marvin Miller knew that two elements were extremely significant for a challenge – a grievance system having an impartial mediator and a player who felt strongly about challenging to endure the accusations which would be thrown at him.