Humpday History

Yesterday 3 position players ended up pitching. Which translates to there were a lot of lop sided scores and managers didn’t want to waste their bullpens. Last time 3+ position players have pitched was 1979.

1993- Baseball owners voted overwhelmingly, 26-2, in favor of expanding the playoffs for the first time since 1969. The new system, which will begin in 1994, will double the number of teams that qualify for the postseason to eight by realigning each league to three divisions, with two teams qualifying as wild cards.

1970- At Candlestick Park, Giants legend Willie Mays (615) and Ernie Banks of the Cubs (504) both hit home runs making it the first time two big leaguers with 500 home runs do it in the same game.

1915- Zip Zabel comes out of the Chicago Cubs bullpen with two outs in the 1st inning to face the Brooklyn Robins. Zabel wins the game in the 19th inning, 4 – 3, in the longest relief effort in major league history. Brooklyn starter Jeff Pfeffer goes the distance, scattering 15 hits as he labors 18 1/3 innings, only to lose on a throwing error by second baseman George Cutshaw.

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