Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Born on today's date, David Carpenter.
"If you think a guy can foul a ball off and then at the same time hit the catcher on the backswing on purpose, you got no clue." - Rockies manager Walt Weiss after Carpenter intentionally hit batter Corey Dickerson one pitch after catcher Gerald Laird was hit by Dickerson's backswing
Monday, July 14, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
On this date in 1971 at the All Star Game in Detroit, Reggie Jackson hits a Dock Ellis pitch off the power generator on the Tiger Stadium right-field roof 520 feet from home plate.
"Sometimes I underestimate the magnitude of me."
On this date in 1966, Dave Bristol takes over the managerial helm of the Reds replacing the fired Don Heffner.
"There will be two buses leaving the hotel tomorrow. The two o'clock bus will be for those of you who need a little extra work. The empty bus will leave at five o'clock."
Born on this date, Jack Aker.
"Kansas City had a guy named Jack Aker who was one of the worst guys I ever saw at throwing at guys. He hit Pete Ward a couple of times. I was pitching and when Kansas City's Rick Monday came up to bat, I hit him right in the face and broke his jaw. I felt very bad over it but Ward kept getting hit." - Gary Peters
Saturday, July 12, 2014
On this date in 2008, Bobby Murcer passed away at age 62.
"You decide you'll wait for your pitch. Then, as the ball starts towards the plate you think about your stance; and then you think about your swing; and then you realize the ball that went past you for a strike was your pitch."
On this date in 1989, Ron Guidry retires from baseball.
"In the playoff game in 1978, he gave up a hit and I brought in Rich Gossage. When he got in the dugout, Guidry said, 'What the hell, can't you give up a hit in this game?" - Yankees manager, Bob Lemon
On this date in 1955 at the All Star Game at Milwaukee's County Stadium, Stan Musial of the National League hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the 12th inning to break a 5-5 deadlock.
"Don't worry, I'll have you home in a minute." - to Yogi Berra who complained about his feet hurting just before the home run