Friday, May 6, 2011

On This Day - May 6th

OTD - 1915 - As a pitcher for Boston, Babe Ruth had three hits, including his first major league home run when he connected off Jack Warhop of the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds.

OTD - 1925 - Shortstop Everett Scott of the New York Yankees ended his streak of 1,307 consecutive games that he started while playing for the Boston Red Sox. Scott, who had owned the longest playing streak before Lou Gehrig, gave way to Pee-Wee Wanninger.

OTD - 1953 - Bobo Holloman of the St. Louis Browns pitched a 6-0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Athletics in his first major league start. He never pitched another complete game in the majors.

OTD - 1982 - Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners became the 15th major league pitcher with 300 victories when he defeated the New York Yankees 7-3 at the Kingdome.

OTD - 2010 - From 7 a.m. till past midnight, more than 10,000 Tigers fans, some who wait more than eight hours in line at Comerica Park, pay their respect to the beloved broadcaster Ernie Harwell. The open casket is placed near the ballpark's life-sized statue of the Hall of Famer, depicting the announcer with a microphone in his hand, along with the inscription, “The Tigers’ broadcasting legend and masterful storyteller for 42 seasons.”


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