1939: National League president Ford Frick orders two-foot screens affixed inside all foul poles after Billy Jurges of the Giants and umpire George Magerkurth spit at each other after a foul ball call down the left field line is disputed at the Polo Grounds. The American League will soon follow the Senior Circuit lead and will also install foul ball screens.
1952: Trailing in their final turn at bat trailing by six runs, Eddie Joost's walk-off grand slam off of Satchel Paige gives the A's a dramatic 7-6 victory over the Browns at Shibe Park. 'Old Satch', who yielded a game-ending bases full round-tripper to Sammy White two weeks ago at Fenway Park, becomes the first hurler in major league history to give up two walk-off grand slams in the same season.
1980: Establishing a new mark for home runs by a catcher Johnny Bench of the Reds breaks Yogi Berra's record by hitting his 314th round tripper as a backstop. The future Hall of Famer has also hit 33 dingers while playing other positions.
2000: The American Tobacco Company's near-mint condition 1909 Honus Wagner card goes for $1.1 million in an eBay online auction. The high bidder will pay $1.265 million including a 15 percent buyer's premium for the 91-year old card of the Hall of Fame Pirate shortstop.
2007: In front of a sellout crowd of 44,872 at Citizens Bank Park, the 125-year old Phillies become the first team to lose 10,000 games as they are defeated by the Cardinals, 10-2. During the ninth inning, the hometown fans cheer as the much heralded milestone becomes a reality.
2008: Lou Gehrig ‘s wool warm-up jacket, given to Marion and Ray Parker in 1941, friends of the Yankee first baseman and his wife Eleanor, is won with a $325,000 bid at Hunt Auctions site at the All-Star Fan Fest at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The heavy team jacket, most likely, is the one he wore to bring out the Yankee lineup card at Detroit's Briggs Stadium in 1939, on the day his streak of 2,130 consecutive games ended.