This date in base­ball

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -

1923 Lefty O’Doul, pitch­ing for the Bos­ton Red Sox, al­lowed 13 runs in the sixth in­ning to the Cleve­land Indians, who won 27-3. In 1928, he re­turned to the ma­jors as a great hit­ting out­fielder.

1936 The Na­tional League won its first All-Star game 4-3 at Braves Field in Bos­ton.

1937 Lou Gehrig drove in four runs with a home run and a dou­ble to pace the Amer­i­can League to an 8-3 vic­tory over the Na­tional League in the All-Star game at Wash­ing­ton’s Grif­fith Sta­dium. In at­ten­dance was Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt.

1959 At Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, the first of two All-Star games played that sea­son went to the NL, 5-4. The NL scored the ty­ing and win­ning runs in the bot­tom of the eighth when Hank Aaron sin­gled in a run and scored on a triple by Wil­lie Mays.

1964 The NL beat the AL 7-4 in the Al­lS­tar game on Johnny Cal­li­son’s twoout, three-run home run off Dick Ra­datz in the bot­tom of the ninth in­ning at New York’s Shea Sta­dium. The vic­tory pulled the NL even with its ri­vals (17-17-1) for the first time since the se­ries be­gan.

1982 Harold Baines hit three suc­ces­sive home runs, in­clud­ing a grand slam, to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 7-0 vic­tory over the Detroit Tigers.

1998 Coors Field lived up to its billing as a hit­ter’s haven as the Amer­i­can League beat the Na­tion­als 13-8 at Coors Field in the high­est-scor­ing Al­lS­tar game ever. The 21 runs broke the record set in the AL’s 11-9 vic­tory in 1954.

2003 Shea Hil­len­brand had his first three-home run game — ty­ing a ma­jor league record by hit­ting home runs in three con­sec­u­tive in­nings — and drove in seven runs as Ari­zona beat Colorado 14-6.

2006 Cleve­land Indians des­ig­nated hit­ter Travis Hafner be­came the first ma­jor lea­guer to hit five grand slams be­fore the All-Star break when he con­nected in the se­cond in­ning of a 9-0 vic­tory over Bal­ti­more.

2009 Alan Em­bree earned the vic­tory in Colorado’s 5-4 vic­tory over Wash­ing­ton with­out throw­ing a pitch. He en­tered with two outs in the eighth and picked off Austin Kearns, who had sin­gled off Joel Peralta. It was the first time a ma­jor lea­guer had got­ten a vic­tory with­out throw­ing a pitch since B.J Ryan for Bal­ti­more at Detroit on May 1, 2003.

2011 Travis Hafner hit a grand slam in the bot­tom of the ninth in­ning to cap the Cleve­land’s five-run rally for a 5-4 vic­tory over Toronto. Hafner hit the first pitch from Luis Perez deep into the right-field seats for Cleve­land’s se­cond game-end­ing slam of the sea­son. Carlos San­tana also did it to beat Detroit 9-5 on April 29.

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