July 16, 2000
3.1 ... The number of plate appearances a batter must have per game his team plays to qualify for a batting title. 7 ... The record for most hits in a single game. On Sept. 16, 1975, Pittsburgh Pirate second baseman Rennie Stennett had four singles, two doubles and a triple in consecutive at-bats. 257 ... The record for most hits in a single season. St. Louis Brown George Sisler, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1939, set it in 1920. 3,000 ...
February 26, 1999 |
Kerry Wood, slowed by an upper respiratory infection, went home early from the hospital Wednesday night and will return to the Chicago Cubs' spring training camp at Mesa, Ariz., today. Team physician John Marquardt said Wood will continue to take medication and will work on his conditioning slowly. The 21-year-old right-hander hasn't participated in spring training since Sunday.
September 16, 1999 |
In the 1920s, called "the Golden Age of Sports" by chroniclers such as Grantland Rice, tennis champion Bill Tilden ranked with Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey and Red Grange as dominant figures in sports. Starting in 1920, Tilden won the U.S. Open six consecutive years. "The greatest player of all time," wrote the New York Times' Allison Danzig, adding: "For six years the Philadelphian has stood out as the unchallenged master of the court."
September 17, 1999 |
No one was shocked that the Dodgers' Hideo Nomo had thrown a no-hitter, it was where he'd done it that shocked the baseball universe. Any pitcher who beats the Colorado Rockies at mile-high Coors Field, or even goes the distance, gets a headline. Three years ago today, Nomo threw his no-hitter in the park, famous for its thin-air home runs. Actually, on this night, weather worked in Nomo's favor. The game was delayed two hours by rain and the humidity was 97% when it started.
September 24, 1995 |
David Cone, Scott Kamieniecki and John Wetteland pitched the New York Yankees into sole possession of the AL wild-card spot as they defeated the Detroit Tigers, 5-2 and 3-1, at Yankee Stadium Saturday for their first doubleheader sweep in three years. The victories moved the Yankees 1 1/2 games ahead of the Angels in the race for the final playoff spot. New York has won six consecutive games overall and 10 in a row at home, its best stretch since a 10-game streak in 1987.