On this day in 1980, the Phillies take command of the World Series with a two run 9th-inning rally against the Kansas City Royals winning Game 5.
The game was scoreless until the fourth when Mike Schmidt hit a two-run bomb to right-center. The red-hot Amos Otis led the Royals back with another homer, and by the sixth, K.C. was in front 3–2. After the Phillies threw out a K.C. runner at the plate to ...Continue →19Share
On this day in 1970, Erine Banks took a pitch from Braves righty Pat Jarvis over the wall and into the Wrigley Field bleachers for the 500th home run of his Hall of Fame career. Rico Carty retrieved the ball after it bounced off a fan’s hand.
Future Hall of Famers would continue to have a big impact on the game — Billy Williams hit a home run off Hoyt Wilhelm in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and Ron Santo would drive in the ...Continue →12Share
On this day in 1970, Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks swung his way into Major League Baseball history with his 500th home run. The historic moment came when Mr. Cub launched a solo shot into left center field in the second inning against Atlanta Braves righty, Pat Jarvis. The game featured six future Hall of Famers, four on the Cubs (Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo and Hoyt Wilhelm) and two on the Braves (Hank Aaron and Orlando Cepeda). The Cubs would go on ...Continue →12Share