ON THIS DATE: OCTOBER 11

by Bill Chuck on October 11, 2013

Nine to Know

  1. In 1939 – Lou Gehrig is appointed NYC Parole Commissioner by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

  2. In 1965 – Orlando Hernandez is born.

  3. In 1967 Boston Red Sox shortstop Rico Petrocelli hits a pair of home runs, highlighting an 8 – 4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth game of the World Series.

  4. In 1971 – Brooks Robinson ties a World Series record by reaching base five straight times on three hits and two walks as Baltimore tops Pittsburgh, 11-3, in Game 2 of the WS.

  5. In 1999 – The Red Sox topped the Indians, 12 – 8, to win Game 5 of their ALDS. Pedro Martinez strikes out eight in six hitless innings of relief (!!).

  6. In 2000 – The Yankees score seven runs in the 8th inning to defeat the Mariners‚ 7-1‚ and tie the ALCS at 1 game apiece. Orlando Hernandez’ record improves to 7-0 in postseason play.

  7. In 2006 – Cory Lidle was killed in an airplane crash.

  8. In 2012 – The Giants completed a a three-game sweep in Cincinnati by defeating the Reds, 6 – 4, in Game 5 of the NLDS, after losing the first two games at home.

  9. In 2012 – Justin Verlander struck out 11 as Detroit eliminated Oakland, 6 – 0, in Game 5 of the ALDS.

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