On May 21, 1919 Jim Thorpe was traded from the Giants to the Braves. Thorpe is considered one of the most versatile athletes having played professional baseball and football. He also competed in the Olympics. Click the link to hear just a bit of his history.
Click the link to hear about some of the records set for shortest and longest contests in the history of Major League Baseball.
Catchers A.J. Pierzynski and Michael Barrett start a bench clearing brawl in the Windy City. Click the link to hear some of the other tense moments in the history of the Cubs and Sox rivalry.
On May 18, 2004 Randy Johnson pitched a perfect game. 27 batters up and 27 down. Johnson was 40 at the time of his perfect game, the oldest pitcher to record one of only 23 perfect games.
On May 17, 1925 the Cleveland Indians Tris Speaker recorded his 3,000th hit. Hank Aaron also recorded his 3,000th big league hit on May 17, 1970.
This Day in Baseball History is pleased to announce the addition of another affiliate in Texas. The Laredo Lemurs of the American Association will now be carrying the daily sports feature during game broadcasts beginning Thursday, May 16. Bill Harrington and Shawn Tiemann handle the broadcast responsibilities for the Lemurs. This Day in Baseball History now has 17 affiliates.
Click the link to hear the two milestones reached by Sammy Sosa on May 16, 1996 and May 16, 2001.
This Day in Baseball History is pleased to announce the addition of another new affiliate, the Schaumburg Boomers, a professional baseball team in Schaumburg, Illinois playing in the Frontier League. Tim Calderwood will handle the play-by-play of Boomers games, on flagship station WRMN 1410 when the season begins May 16th. This brings the 2013 total to 16 different outlets that now carry the daily feature.
On May 15, 1973 Nolan Ryan pitched the first of his record seven no-hitters.
On May 14, 1967 Mickey Mantle blasted home run number 500. It was Mother's Day and the home run was one he promised to his wife, Merlyn.
Did you know Ted Turner actually managed the Atlanta Braves? It didn't last long.
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