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  • 1989

    On May 23, 1989, Bo Jackson of the Kansas City Royals hits a monstrous 461-foot home run against Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers. Jackson had struggled in his previous matchups against the future Hall of Famer, striking out the last six times in succession. Read more

  • 1978

    On May 23, 1978, Oakland A’s manager Bobby Winkles quits his position, despite the team’s first-place standing in the American League West. Former Kansas City Royals manager Jack McKeon will take over the reigns. The A’s will end up last in the division. Read more

  • 1970

    On May 23, 1970, the San Francisco Giants fire manager Clyde King after a heartbreaking 17-16 loss in 15 innings to the San Diego Padres. The Giants replace King with Charlie Fox, who had served as a Giants coach from 1965 to 1968. Fox will lead the Giants to the National League West title the following season… Read more

  • 1948

    On May 23, 1948, Joe DiMaggio belts three consecutive home runs during the first game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians. The New York Yankees’ star swats two of the home runs against Bob Feller. The Yankees win the game, 6-5. Read more

  • 1945

    On May 23, 1945, the St. Louis Cardinals trade ace pitcher Mort Cooper to the Boston Braves for pitcher Red Barrett and $60,000 in cash. Cooper, a 20-game winner for the last three seasons, had bolted the Cardinals on two occasions because of a salary dispute… Read more

  • 1927

    On May 23, 1927, Hack Wilson of the Chicago Cubs becomes the first player to hit a home run that strikes the center field scoreboard at Wrigley Field. The monumental blast helps the Cubs to a 14-8 win over the Boston Braves. After the game, Wilson will be arrested for drinking beer - a violation of Prohibition law. Read more

  • 1901

    On May 23, 1901, the Cleveland Blues rally for nine runs with two outs in the ninth inning to post an amazing 14-13 victory over the Washington Senators. The Blues collect six singles, two doubles, a walk, and a hit batsman during the rally. Read more

  • 1901

    On May 23, 1901, Nap Lajoie of the Philadelphia Athletics received the ultimate sign of respect from an opposing team. With the bases loaded, the future Hall of Famer is given an intentional walk by the Chicago White Stockings. Read more


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George Stallings

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Joe DiMaggio

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