1980 American League Championship Series Game 3 Box Score
Oct 10, 1980 - Holding on to a 2–1 lead in the seventh inning, pitcher Tommy John gave up a two-out double to Willie Wilson. Dick Howser brought in hard-throwing Goose Gossage, who gave up a single to U L Washington, bringing up George Brett. Brett had flirted with a .400 batting average, holding an average above .400 as late as September 19 before finishing the year at .390. Brett blasted a Gossage fastball into the upper deck, a three-run home run which stunned the Yankee Stadium crowd.
Oct 10, 1980 - George Brett hits an upper-deck three-run home run off relief ace Goose Gossage to give the Kansas City Royals a 4 - 2 victory and a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.[photo - Brett / Larry McCoy,umpire/ Rick Cerone,Gossage,NYY]
Jose Santiago (santijo01) - BR Bullpen
DEATH: September 4, 1928 – October 9, 2018: Jose Santiago: RHP from Coamo, PR,1947-59// Cleveland Indians (1954–1955)Kansas City Athletics (1956)//pitched on five straight pennant-winning teams in the minors//record of 3-2 and a 4.66 ERA during his 56 innings in the big leagues.Wound up with a minor league career record of 112-83 and a 3.22 ERA while pitching 1,503 innings.
1996 American League Championship Series Game 1 Box Score
Oct 9, 1996 - The game remained tied at four after the fan assisted Jeter HR until the bottom of the eleventh, when Bernie Williams sent a long fly ball deep to left field off reliever Randy Myers for a walk-off homer. The Yankees now have a surprising 1-0 series lead.“Do I feel bad?” asked Jeter of his aided home run ball. “We won the game. Why should I feel bad? Ask them that.”
Oct 9, 1996 - Bernie Williams hits a home run in the 11th inning to give the New York Yankees a 5 - 4 victory over Baltimore in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. The Yankees receive a great help from a young fan when 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier creates a game-tying homer by Derek Jeter in the 8th inning, when he reaches out and grabs a ball that was about to be caught by right fielder Tony Tarasco.[photo]
2000 National League Division Series Mets vs Giants Game 4 Box Score
Oct 8, 2000 - Jones would get all the offense he would need on Robin Ventura's two-run home run in the first inning off of Mark Gardner. The Mets padded their lead in the fifth on Edgardo Alfonso's two-run double. Jones got Barry Bonds to fly out to center to end the game, and set off a raucous celebration at Shea Stadium. Mets announcer Bob Murphy would say following the final out, “ The Mets have never had a better ball game pitched in their 39-year history! ”
Oct 8, 2000 - Bobby J. Jones pitches the sixth complete game one-hitter in postseason history as the New York Mets eliminate the San Francisco Giants with a 4 - 0 win in Game 4 of their National League Division Series. It is the first one-hit shutout in the postseason since Jim Lonborg of the Boston Red Sox beat St. Louis in the 1967 World Series.
October 7, 1915 – January 19, 2003: Little Dutch Meyer: Chicago Cubs (1937) Detroit Tigers (1940–1942) Cleveland Indians (1945–1946)//nephew of the TCU football coach Dutch Meyer// Managed in Tulsa in 1955, Meyer got into a serious argument with a young Roger Maris. Maris was in a terrible slump and Meyer devised a series of drills to help his youthful right fielder, but Maris refused to do them. Meyer kicked Maris off the team, and was subsequently fired.
Oct 7, 1952 - In Game 7 of the World Series, second baseman Billy Martin[photo on left] makes a dramatic running catch on a high infield pop with the bases loaded. The Yankees took the lead for good on a home run by Mickey Mantle [photo on right, Mantle with Phil Rizzuto] in the sixth inning. Mantle followed up with a RBI single in the seventh inning to give the Yankees a 4-2 lead.
October 6, 1854 – October 29, 1924: Charles 'Pop' Snyder: C from Washington,DC, 1873- 91 // He led his league in several defensive categories during his career, including putouts by a catcher three times, assists by a catcher three times, double plays by a catcher three times, and fielding percentage by a catcher three times.He also holds the all-time major league record with 763 passed balls.He umpired in four different leagues 1892-1901
1983 American League Championship Series Game 2 Box Score
Oct 6, 1983 - Gary Roenicke doubled to lead off the second off of Floyd Bannister, then scored on an error on Ken Singleton's groundball. In the fourth, Roenicke walked with one out, then scored on Singleton's double. Roenicke capped the game's scoring with a two-run home run in the sixth to give the Orioles a 4–0 win
Oct 6, 1983 - Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Boddicker strikes out a playoff-record 14 batters en route to a 4 - 0, five-hit victory over the Chicago White Sox in the second game of the ALCS.