Saturday, April 27, 2013
This Date in Baseball
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
1901 -- Cleveland pitcher Bock Baker gave up a record 23 singles as the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 13-1.
1930 -- The first night game in organized baseball was played in Independence, Kan. In a Western Association game, Muskogee defeated Independence 13-3.
1934 -- Detroit's Goose Goslin hit into four double plays, but the Tigers still beat Cleveland 4-1.
1945 -- Chicago's Hank Wyse pitched a one-hitter over Pittsburgh for a 6-0 win. The only Pirate hit was by Bill Salkeld in the eighth inning.
1956 -- Cincinnati rookie Frank Robinson hit the first home run of his 586 lifetime homers in a 9-1 win over Chicago. Robinson homer came off Paul Minner in Crosley Field.
1961 -- Warren Spahn, at the age of 40, no-hit the San Francisco Giants 1-0 at Milwaukee.
1966 -- Cleveland's Sonny Siebert defeated the Angels 2-1 as the Indians tie the modern major league record with its 10th straight win since opening day.
1971 -- Hank Aaron connected off Gaylord Perry for his 600th career home run in the Atlanta Braves' 10-inning, 6-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
1982 -- Philadelphia's Pete Rose went 5-for-5 to tie Max Carey for the NL record with nine career 5-hit games. The Phillies scored six runs in the top of the ninth to beat Los Angeles 9-3.
1988 -- The winless Baltimore Orioles set an American League record by losing their 21st straight, falling to the Minnesota Twins 4-2.
1989 -- Rickey Henderson of the New York Yankees set a major league record when he led off a game with a home run for the 36th time in his career, breaking a tie with Bobby Bonds.
1989 -- Toronto's Nelson Liriano broke up a no-hitter in the ninth inning for the second time in six days ending Kirk McCaskill's bid with a pinch-hit double. McCaskill settled for a one-hitter as California won 9-0.
1999 -- Colorado's Larry Walker hit three home runs and drove in eight runs to lead the Rockies to a 9-7 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
2002 -- The Angels defeat the Blue Jays 8-5 as SS David Eckstein hits a grand slam for the second day in a row a 14th inning blast off Pedro Borbon. He also homered in yesterday's 11-4 win over Toronto. Eckstein hit eight home runs for the year.
2011 -- Ben Zobrist set a Tampa Bay record with eight RBIs, hitting a home run and two doubles as the Rays routed the Minnesota Twins 15-3 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
Today's birthday: Dillon Gee 27; David Freese 30.