On May 27, 1973, 41 years ago today, a group of businessmen from Washington, D.C., announced they had bought the San Diego Padres for $12 million and were relocating the team to the nation’s capital for the 1974 season. The move was thought to be such a done deal that Topps began printing its 1974…Details
Josh Beckett’s no-hitter for the Dodgers on Sunday marks the franchise’s 24th no-no, tops in the majors. Beckett walked three and struck out six during his 6-0 road victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.Details
132 years ago today, Charles J “Curry” Foley became the first Major League player to hit for the cycle. Foley accomplished the feat on May 25, 1882, while playing right field for Buffalo during the Bisons’ 20-1 National League crushing of the Cleveland Blues. “The game proved a Waterloo for the visitors, and was robbed…Details
Today’s trivia question was: What do Dick Allen, Reggie Jackson, Mike Schmidt, Nelson Liriano and Dave Bergman all have in common? The question was borne out of Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish’s loss of a no-hitter in the ninth inning Friday night for the Texas Rangers. The five players featured in our question all broke…Details
… What do Dick Allen, Reggie Jackson, Mike Schmidt, Nelson Liriano and Dave Bergman all have in common?
For the second time in his career, the Texas Rangers’ Yu Darvish lost a no-hitter on the final batter, giving up a ninth-inning base hit Friday night to Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. A couple of innings earlier, Big Papi killed Darvish’s perfect game. With two out in the seventh, Ortiz lofted what appeared…Details