This Date in Base­ball May 16

Albuquerque Journal - - BASEBALL -

1933 — Ce­cil Travis of the Wash­ing­ton Sen­a­tors made his ma­jor league de­but with five hits in a 12-in­ning, 11-10 win over the Chicago White Sox.

1939 — The Cleve­land In­di­ans beat the Philadel­phia Ath­let­ics 8-3 in 10 in­nings in the first Amer­i­can League night game, held at Philadel­phia’s Shibe Park.

1953 — The White Sox loaded the bases against the Yan­kees in the ninth in­ning, but Vern Stephens, who had 10 grand slams in his ca­reer, was lifted for a pinch hit­ter. Pitcher Tommy Byrne, the sub­sti­tute bat­ter, then hit a homer off Ewell Black­well for a 5-3 win.

1972 — Rick Mon­day hit three con­sec­u­tive homers to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-1 win at Philadel­phia. Greg Luzin­ski’s 500-foot home run hit the Lib­erty Bell mon­u­ment at Veteran Sta­dium for the Phillies’ only run.

1997 — The Mon­treal Ex­pos over­came an early nine-run deficit and ral­lied past the San Fran­cisco Gi­ants 14-13 on David Segui’s RBI sin­gle in the ninth in­ning. The Gi­ants took an 11-2 lead af­ter three in­nings. Mon­treal came back with four runs in the fourth, three in the fifth and three more in the sixth for a 12-11 lead. Gle­nallen Hill’s RBI sin­gle capped a two-run sev­enth that put the Gi­ants ahead 13-12.

2000 — The Dodgers went into the Wrigley Field crowd af­ter a fan ran off with Chad Kreuter’s cap in the ninth in­ning of Los An­ge­les’ 6-5 vic­tory. The game was de­layed for nine min­utes while some Dodgers and fans fought.

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