OTDIB – May 29th – 104 year-old World War One vet visits Dodger Stadium
May 29th, 2010 – Doc is in the house
Roy Halladay throws the 20th perfect game in major league history, outdueling Josh Johnson in the Phillies’ 1-0 victory over the Marlins at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. The former American League Cy Young Award winner, obtained from Toronto in the off-season, joins Jim Bunning as the only other hurler in franchise history to accomplish the feat
May 29th, 2000 – WWI vet visits Dodger Stadium
At the age of 104, Fred Roberts, the oldest living Dodger fan, makes his first visit to Dodger Stadium. Wearing a jersey with the number 104, the World War I veteran cheers as Shawn Green’s sixth inning grand slam helps to beat Al Leiter and the Mets, 4-1.
May 29th, 1979 – Dodger power
At Dodger Stadium, Dusty Baker, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Garvey, Gary Thomasson, Derrel Thomas, Joe Ferguson, and Davey Lopes set a team record by hitting seven home runs as the Dodgers crush the Reds, 17-6.
I was at this game, they lit up a young Red prospect named Frank Pastore. But guess what. The date was actually May 25th, 1979 not May 29th as the website claims. Didn’t occur to me that I had to error check these events.