Evan Grant retweeted one of my posts last night. I feel so special.
Jump.On this date.....
- 1941 - Yankees southpaw Lefty Gomez breaks the major league mark for walks in a shutout by issuing 11 walks in a 9 - 0 victory over the Browns.
In an 8-player deal, the Rangers send OF Oscar Gamble, minor leaguer Amos Lewis (a 1st round pick in the 1978 draft) and two players to be named to the Yankees and finally acquire OF Mickey Rivers and three players to be named. Rivers had been traded to the Rangers in June but the deal fell through. Both of the players to be named with Gamble will make the majors: Gene Nelson and Ray Fontenot, something that can't be said for the three unnamed to Texas.
1999 - The Rangers score eight runs in the 3rd inning and go on to defeat the Royals, 12 - 5. The Texas attack is led by C Ivan Rodriguez, who strokes five hits, including a home run, and drives in four runs.
Rafael Palmeiro becomes the highest-profile player to be suspended for violating Major League Baseball's steroids policy. The Orioles first baseman, who denies knowingly taking any banned substances, stated this spring to the House Government Reform Committee that published allegations by Jose Canseco of his steroids use were "absolutely false" and had considered suing his former teammate over the accusation.