OTDIB – May 28th – Lo Duca goes six for six
On this date in baseball, May 28th
May 28th, 2011 – fire hits Dodger Stadium during game
The game between Los Angeles and Florida continues as fans in a section of the upper deck seats at Dodger Stadium are evacuated due to a small fire in a nearby storage area. With plumes of smoke visible coming from the top level of the ball park on the first base side, the crowd is informed by the public address announcer that it will not be necessary to evacuate the entire stadium.
May 28th, 2001 – Lo Duca goes six for six
2001 In an 11-inning slugfest with Colorado, LA catcher Paul Lo Duca goes 6-for-6 in the team’s 11-10 victory at Dodger Stadium. The backstop’s five singles and a three-run homer tie a National League record for hits in an extra-inning game.
May 28th, 1973 – Only a knuckleballer could do this
1973 Wilbur Wood, allowing only two hits in five innings, hurls the remainder of a 21-inning game that had been suspended two nights earlier, to earn the win when Chicago beats the Indians at White Sox Park, 4-1. The 31 year-old knuckleballer, who later in the season will lose both ends of a doubleheader, then pitches a four-hit complete game shutout in the regularly scheduled game to earn two victories tonight.