Today in 1965, 59-year-old Satchel Paige pitched three shutout innings for the Kansas City A’s, allowing only one hit against the Red Sox. Link in bio.
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He was the 1950 AL MVP – and the glue that bonded the @Yankees dynasty of the 1940s and 50s. Phil Rizzuto was born 101 years ago today.
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On this date in 1931, Lefty Grove improves to 31-3 as the @Athletics beat the Red Sox 9-4. No pitcher has won more games in a season since.
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On this day in 1984, Sparky Anderson became the first manager to win 100 games in one season in both leagues, accomplishing with the @Tigers what he did three times previously with the @Reds. (Doug McWilliams/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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Sixty-two years ago today, Ozzie Virgil became the first native of the Dominican Republic to play in the big leagues. His legacy still runs deep throughout baseball. Link in bio. (Osvaldo Salas/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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A seven-time 20-game winner and the ace of the powerful @Indians staff of the 1950s, Bob Lemon won 207 games over 13 big league seasons as a pitcher. He was born on this date in 1920.
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Happy 91st birthday to @Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda! Tommy, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1997, is the oldest living Hall of Famer.
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On this date in 2000, Vladimir Guerrero breaks his own franchise record by belting his 43rd home run of the season in the Expos’ 10-3 win over the Marlins. Photo: @bmangin
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On this date in 1986, the @Padres Tony Gwynn ties an NL record with five stolen bases in a 10-6 loss to Houston. Gwynn would total 319 steals over his 20-year MLB career.
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He was the Duke of Flatbush, a @Dodgers icon. Duke Snider began his remarkable life on this date in 1926. (Osvaldo Salas/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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Power, speed, patience and glovework – Little Joe could do it all. Happy 75th birthday to @Reds icon Joe Morgan!
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He’ll always look good in @Cubs blue. Happy 59thbirthday to Ryne Sandberg!