Gehrig hits his first grand slam and Jackie Robinson is elected to the Hall of Fame on July 23rd

In 1925, Yankees legend Lou Gehrig hit the first of his major league record 23 career grand slams in New York’s win over the Senators.

July 23, 1962, Jackie Robinson, the first black player to participate in major league ball during the 20th century, also becomes the first African-American elected to the shrine.

July 23, 1978. Riding high after the Yankees fifth straight win over the White Sox, manager Billy Martin was interviewed at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. While responding to a reporter’s question about Reggie Jackson and George Steinbrenner, Martin replied: “The two deserve each other. One’s a born liar; the other’s convicted”. The remarks resulted in Billy’s resignation. This would not be the last time he and Steinbrenner would part ways.

In 2002, Nomar Garciaparra celebrated his birthday in grand style. As he turned   29, Boston’s beloved shortstop hit three homers in the span of 2 innings as  Boston crushed the Rays  22-4. By the time he blew out the candles, Nomar became the 26th player to hit five home runs in two games.

Play Our Fantasy Game Today and Try Your Hand at Winning $250 for FREE

By This Day in Baseball
Monday, 23 Jul 2012


More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

December 28

  • 2011

    The Boston Red Sox in trade for outfielder Josh Reddick, inf ...

  • 2011

    The New York Yankees sign reliever Hideki Okajima to a minor ...

  • 2010

    The Toronto Blue Jays sign pitcher Octavio Dotel to a one-ye ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Fred Bratschi

OF, Boston Red Sox

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Christy Mathewson

P, New York Giants

Read Bio
Season Profile

1905 World Series Ne

In 1904, John T. Bru

Read Bio
Historical Figure

Marvin Goldklang


Read Bio
Manager Profile

Bobby Wallace

Cleveland Spiders

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile


Griffith Stadium was home to

Read Bio
No votes yet
Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees


Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: