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October 7 - This Day in Baseball Video Series

October 7 - This Day in Baseball Video Series

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October 7 - This Day in Baseball Video Series

October 7 - This Day in Baseball Video Series

Bonds hits # 73, Dodgers fire Casey Stengel, Curt Flood refuses to report after a trade to the Phillies, and Rickey Henderson collects hit number 3000.

 

 

October 7, 2001 - Barry Bonds homer creates two new records

San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds extends his major league record for home runs in season to 73 as he drives a 3-2 first inning knuckleball off Dodgers pitcher Dennis Springer over the right field fence. The blast also secures two more major league records for Bonds; as he surpassed Babe Ruth’s .847 slugging percentage in 1920 with a .863 season slugging percentage and crushed Mark McGwire’s 1998 mark of one HR every 7.27 at bats by homering in every 6.52 at-bats.

October 7, 1936 - The Brooklyn Dodgers fire future Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel.

The Brooklyn Dodgers fire future Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel. Thirteen years later, Stengel will be hired by the New York Yankees and will lead the team to five straight World Championships. Stengel will eventually conclude his Hall of Fame career with the cross-town New York Mets.

October 7, 1969 - Curt Flood takes team to court over trad

The St. Louis Cardinals trade outfielder Curt Flood to the Philadelphia Phillies in a blockbuster deal involving slugging first baseman Richie Allen. Flood will refuse to report to the Phillies and will take baseball to court over the reserve clause that binds a player perpetually to one team.

October 7, 2001 - Rickey Henderson hits 3000

On the last day of the season, Rickey Henderson of the San Diego Padres bloops a double down the right field line off Colorado Rockies' pitcher John Thomson to become the 25th major leaguer to collect 3,000 career base hits.

By The Baseball Page
Saturday, 8 Oct 2011

 
 
Tagged:
Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants

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