On This Day in Pittsburgh History: May 7, 1925
Glenn Wright completes only the fifth unassisted triple play in MLB history when he throws out future hall of famers Jim Bottomley and Rogers Hornsby of St. Louis in the 9th inning at Forbes Field. [Wikipedia]
…before that they had scored 5 runs in all 4th innings combined.
- WGN Radio
“Look at the stockings and the white sanitary. The stirrups, you could play banjo on them.”
- Vin Scully on Josh Outman’s uniform proclivities.
I am going to embed Game Six of the 2011 World Series on my site right now simply because I can.
Angels 110 040 100 000 001 000 0
A’s 000 101 041 000 001 000 2
WP - Jerry Blevins LP- Barry Enright
Brandon Moss hit a walk-off 2-run homer in the bottom of the 19th.
At-bats: Angels, 70; A’s, 71
Worst night: Angels - Josh Hamilton, 0-8, 3 Ks
A’s - Yoenis Cespedes, 1-8, 4 Ks
Pitchers used: Angels, 8; A’s 8
Time of game: 6:32 (longest game in A’s history)
The game ended at 1:42 PDT. And the A’s still had a post-game show.
Random fact: The Mets and Marlins played a 15-inning game that lasted 5:32. The Marlins won 4-3 on a sacrifice fly.
Random, depressing fact: The Angels are off to their worst start in history, 9-16.
Alex Rodriguez, current. Babe Ruth, all time.
This is definitely the most dangerous selfie ever taken.
Tampa Bay Rays reporter in the Green Monster seats during batting practice.
Pittsburgh Crawfords, 1932 (via)
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: April 29, 1932
The first Negro League ballpark in the world is constructed by Gus Greenlee. The Pittsburgh Crawfords will call Greenlee Field home until they disband in 1938. Today’s Josh Gibson Field carries on the field’s legacy. [Wikipedia]
“HAS ALL THE TOOLS + LIKES TO PLAY. A REAL GOOD LOOKING PROSPECT!”
Roberto Clemente’s high school scouting report.
The scout was the Dodgers’ Al Campanis…for whom it did not end well.
Kevin McReynolds, June 25, 1991 vs. Montreal Expos
Scott Ruskin was pitching for the ‘Spos.
On base for the Mets: Keith Miller, Daryl Boston, Dave Magadan