Thursday, May 19, 2011
On This Day - May 19th
OTD - 1910 - Cy Young won his 500th game as the Cleveland Indians defeated Washington 5-4 in 11 innings.
OTD - 1960 - Juan Marichal, in his first game with the San Francisco Giants, pitched a one-hitter to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0.
OTD - 1984 - Joining the club in St. Louis, Eric Davis makes his major league debut grounding out to short as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning of the Reds' 9-1 loss to the Redbirds. The 22-rookie is forced to wear a numberless jersey when Cincinnati forgets to pack an extra road uniforms.
OTD - 2002 - Cubs' first baseman Fred McGriff's two-run homer at Miller Park ties Ellis Burks' record of homering in 40 different major league parks. The 'Crime Dog's' eighth inning blast knots the score 3-3 in an eventual 4-3, 11-inning victory over the Brewers snapping Chicago's nine-game losing streak.
OTD - 2008 - Jon Lester, who was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma two seasons ago, no-hits the Royals, 7-0, becoming only third lefty in franchise history to throw a no-no at Fenway Park. The 24-year old’s battery mate, Jason Varitek also makes the record books for being the first backstop to catch four no-hitters in the majors.