On this day in 1970… got the opportunity to realize a childhood dream & put on the same uniform as Jackie Robinson
On this day in 1989… the Pittsburgh Pirates send 16 batters to the plate in the 1st inning against the Philadelphia Phillies, taking a 10 – 0 lead (Pittsburgh’s best inning since September 1942) on ten hits, including a three-run home run by Barry Bonds. Pittsburgh leaves the bases loaded. Pirates announcer Jim Rooker crows…
On this day in 1963… #Pirates slugger Willie Stargell hits his 1st career HR off #Cubs righty Lindy McDaniel. Pops would hit 474 more before he is done. #mlb #halloffame #Pops View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dick Allen (@dickallen_15)
On this day in 1980… Mike Schmidt smacked a two-run home run off Montreal’s Stan Bahnsen in the top of the 11th inning gives Philadelphia a 6 – 4 win and the NL East title. The home run is Schmidt’s 48th of the season, breaking Eddie Mathews’ single-season record for third basemen set in 1953….
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American player in modern Major League Baseball when he stepped onto Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field with the Dodgers. Today, we celebrate an American hero and civil rights icon whose legacy endures on and off the field. Check out our Wallpaper Page