Category Archives: On this day in baseball history

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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OTDIB – May 23rd – Shawn Green goes off

On this date in baseball: May 23rd, 2002 – Shawn Green goes off Shawn Green hits four home runs in one game to become the 14th player in major league history, the second this month, to accomplish the feat. The Dodger right fielder’s 6-for-6 performance in Milwaukee’s Miller Park, which also includes a single and …

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OTDIB – May 22nd – Piazza finds his HOF cap

On this date in baseball: May 22nd, 1998 – Mike Piazza gets traded again, this time to the Met’s where he would enjoy a HOF career. While the Dodgers got slugger Gary Sheffield for Piazza, the Marlins got jack shit from the Mets. Kind of funny how Dodger fans have hated that trade for years, …

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OTDIB – May 19th – Frank Howard is finally stopped

On this date in baseball: May 19th, 1968 – Hondo finally goes homerless after hitting ten in six games. At Tiger stadium, Earl Wilson stops Senator Frank Howard’s home run streak. The ‘Capital Punisher’ had established the major league mark by hitting ten home runs in the previous six games. Hondo would go onto hit …

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OTDIB – May 17th, 1978 – Lee Lacy homers in 3rd consecutive pinch hitting at-bat

On this day in baseball: May 17th, 2005 Ervin Santana is cycled in major league debut With the first 10 pitches he throws in the major leagues, 22 year-old Ervin Santana allows a collective cycle to the first four Indian batters he faces: a triple by Grady Sizemore, a double by Coco Crisp, a single …

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OTDIB – May 16th – The Shaggy one drives in eight

On this date in baseball May 16th May 16th, 2008 – Ex-Dodger Jayson Werth drives in eight runs Jayson Werth ties the Phillies’ single-game RBI record when he drives in eight runs in Philadelphia’s 10-3 win over Toronto. The 28 year-old center fielder, who equals the franchise mark shared Kitty Bransfeld (1910), Gavvy Cravath (1915), …

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OTDIB – May 15th – Piazza goes fishing

May 15th, 2015 – King Felix strikes out 2,000th hitter Mariner right-hander Felix Hernandez becomes the fourth-youngest hurler to record his 2,000th career strikeout when he whiffs Sam Fuld in fifth inning of the team’s 4-3 victory against Oakland at Safeco Field. Bert Blyleven, Walter Johnson, and Sam McDowell are the only three pitchers to …

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OTDIB – May 14th – Chad Billingsley gets screwed

On this date in baseball: May 14th, 2011  Chad Billingsley didn’t have the best luck in his Dodger career and never was that more in play than on this day. For the first time since 1914, the Dodgers are defeated after allowing just one hit, losing to the visiting Diamondbacks,1-0. Chad Billingsley, the hard-luck loser, …

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OTDIB – May 12th, 2015 – Stanton clears Dodger Stadium

May 12th, 2015 – Stanton gets even for the Dodgers not drafting him. Giancarlo Stanton becomes the fourth player to hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium, joining McGwire (1999), Mike Piazza (1997), and Willie Stargell, who accomplished the feat twice (1969, 1973). The jaw-dropping first-inning blast off Mike Bolsinger, estimated to have travelled …

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OTDIB – May 11th – Koufax goes no no

May 11th, 1963  – Sandy Koufax hurls the second no-hitter of his career. Sandy Koufax takes a perfect game into the eighth inning before walking Ed Bailey on a 3-and-2 pitch, but will finish the Dodger Stadium contest with the second of four career no-hitters, blanking the Giants, 8-0. The Los Angeles southpaw beats San Francisco …

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