On day 7 of the 24-game tournament, the Brooklyn Dodgers finally got a win. Don Newcombe was unhittable except by Milwaukee starter Gene Conley. The 6’8″ pitcher stroked a single to left to break up Newcombe’s perfect game in the 6th. 240 more words
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September 22, 1969 — Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants became the first baseball player since Babe Ruth to hit 600 home runs.
The Milwaukee Braves completed a 4-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians in the first series of this <a href=”https://apba-baseball.com/2018/08/23/opening-day-of-4-team-1954-tournament/”>24-game tournament</a>. Jim Wilson gave up just 3 hits in the 3-1 win. 358 more words
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article first appeared on BASN Newsroom in March of 2005.
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus
NEW HAVEN — When Boston’s Ted Williams hit .406 to win the AL batting crown in 1941, he was regarded by many as baseball’s last .400 hitter. 712 more words
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Eric and Chad talk about Barry Bonds’ #25 being retired (Willie Mays’ and Barry Bonds’ speeches are at the end of the podcast) and all of our memories watching him as fans before we started this podcast. 112 more words
Finally, the Home Run King Barry Bonds got his day, 11 years after his career ended and a year earlier than he wanted. San Francisco celebrated one of its all-time greats with Bonds’ number retirement ceremony on Saturday at… 707 more words