Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Today Is The Yesterday You Worried About Tomorrow

This morning’s post will be short and sweet. I want to congratulate my wife on her 26th birthday. Happy Birthday, Baby!!

June 24th and Baseball

1997 - Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot HR

1997 - Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A’s but loses

1994 - Jeff Bagwell of Astros is 28th to hit 2 home runs in an inning

1992 - Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball

1989 - Vince Coleman steals record 39th and 40th consecutive bases

1988 - Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves

1988 - Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak


1984 - Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265

1983 - Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters

1979 - Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland and steals his 1st base

1974 - Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired

1970 - Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive HRs

1970 - Reds play final game at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4

1968 - Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleveland 14-3

1962 - Jack Reed’s 22nd-inning HR wins longest New York Yankee game in history

1955 - Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st HR (off Billy Hoeff)

1950 - New York Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 home runs and a triple

1947 - Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career

1936 - Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 home runs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4


Dave said...

June 24, 2008 at 12:48 pm e

Happy Birthday Lori! I can tell that you’re a good wife for putting up with JV’s baseball card habit :)

Mario A. said...

June 24, 2008 at 1:25 pm e

Happy Birthday! You did good for yourself.
That wasn’t an insult, either.


jv said...

June 24, 2008 at 2:10 pm e

Thanks, Guys! And, Mario, None Taken! You’re right. My wife is smokin’ hot…haha…