Category Archives: On this day in baseball history

My favorite Dodger was traded on this date

Hat tip to Ernest Reyes at Dodger Blue Heaven for reminding me that Pedro Guerrero was traded on this date in 1988.  At the time of the trade, Pedro was the second best hitter on a fairly anemic offensive team.  He was traded for John Tudor who I already disliked as a Cardinal and nothing …

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OTDIB – 08/15/89 – Dave Dravecky makes strong men throw up

Chad Bettis made headlines last night by throwing seven fantastic innings after coming back from his cancer treatment.  That was his first start. Anyone who was watching Dave Dravecky pitching on August 15, 1989 will never forget it. He was making his second start after coming back from cancer treatment and much like Chad Bettis …

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OTDIB – May 31st, 1981 – Fernandomania moves the turnstiles

On this date in baseball: May 31st, 1981 – Fernandomania moves turnstiles Playing before their tenth consecutive home sellout, the Dodgers pound the Reds 16-4 and raise their season attendance to 1,026,725 in 22 dates. It is the earliest any team has cracked the one million attendance barrier. 16 – 4 sounds like a fun …

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OTDIB – May 30th, 1986 – Home run king struggles in 1st major league start against Dodgers

On this date in baseball, May 30th May 30th, 1986 – Home run king struggles in his first start 1986 In a 6-4 loss to the Dodgers at Three Rivers Stadium, future home run king Barry Bonds goes 0-for-5 in his major league debut. The Pirates center fielder, batting leadoff, strikes out three times. The …

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OTDIB – May 29th – 104 year-old World War One vet visits Dodger Stadium

On this date in baseball, May 29th: 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 …

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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 …

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OTDIB – May 27th – Ken Brett again

On this date in baseball, May 27th May 27th, 1974 – Ken Brett again. For a guy who was overshadowed by his HOF brother, Ken sure shows up here alot. In a game that takes only one-hour and thirty eight minutes to complete, Pirates starter Ken Brett blanks the Padres 6-0, allowing just two hits …

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OTDIB – May 26th – Ken Brett outshines his brother

On this date in baseball – May 26th May 26th, 1976 – Ken Brett goes 10 ten innings to win 1 – 0 Ken Brett’s no-hit bid ends with two outs in the ninth, when White Sox third baseman Jorge Orta hopes Jerry Remy’s slow roller will go foul. The no-hitter is lost when the …

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OTDIB – May 25th, 2002 – Shawn Green carnage continues

On this date in baseball May 25th: May 25th , 2002 – Shawn Green stays hot With four homers on Thursday (5/23), one on Friday (5/24), and two more on Saturday (5/25), Shawn Green becomes the first major leaguer to hit seven round-trippers in three games. The Dodger outfielder’s nine big flies in a week …

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OTDIB-May 24th-3-Dog goes for 6

This date in baseball on May 2th May 24th, 1973 – The 3-Dog goes for six In a 19-inning marathon, LA outfielder Willie Davis collects six hits in a 7-3 loss to the Mets at Dodger Stadium. The two clubs establish a National League mark by hitting into a combined nine double plays. How many …

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