This Date in Baseball
1926 — Earl Sheely of the Chicago White Sox hit three doubles and a home run against the Boston Red Sox. Sheely doubled in each of his last three at-bats the previous day to give him seven consecutive extra-base hits, tying a major league record. The six doubles in the two games also tied a major league record.
1943 — In the fastest nine-inning night game in American League history, the Chicago White Sox beat the Washington Senators 1-0, in 1 hour, 29 minutes.
1948 — Joe DiMaggio had two home runs, a triple, double and single to lead the New York Yankees to a 13-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
1952 — Duke Snider’s home run highlighted a 15-run first inning in the Dodgers’ 19-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Brooklyn. Snider, Pee Wee Reese and Billy Cox each made three plate appearances in the first inning.
1986 — Rafael Ramirez of Atlanta had four doubles in seven at-bats as the Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 9-8 in 13 innings.
1996 — Larry Walker drove in a career-high six runs, hitting a pair of two-run homers, a triple and a double in the Colorado Rockies’ 12-10 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. His 13 total bases set a club record.
2000 — For the first time, six grand slams were hit in one day.The old mark of five was set in 1999.
2004 — Jose Cruz Jr. went 4-for-4 with a homer and three doubles, leading Tampa Bay to a 5-3 victory over Cleveland.
2009 — Albert Pujols of St. Louis hit a homer in the first inning that knocked out the “I″ on the Big Mac Land sign located in Busch Stadium’s left field. The Cardinals won 3-1.
2013 — Mike Trout hit for the cycle and drove in five runs to lead the Los Angeles Angels in a 12-0 rout of Seattle Mariners.
2015 — Madison Bumgarner homered off Clayton Kershaw and again outpitched the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, and the San Francisco Giants shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers for the third straight day, 4-0.
Today’s birthdays: Jose Alvarado, 24; Joe Ross, 26; Joey Rickard, 28; Matt Wieters, 33; Andrew Miller, 34; Bobby Cox, 78.