Wacky stats occurring from the dates of July 30-Aug. 5…
August 5, 2007
Tom Glavine becomes the 23rd player in MLB history to record 300 wins.
August 5, 2006
Vladimir Guerrero’s 44 game hitting streak against the Rangers ends when the Rangers walk him four times in a game, three of which were intentional.
August 4, 2007
On the day Barry Bonds ties Hank Aaron’s record for home runs, another future steroid guy, A-Rod hit his 500th homer.
August 4, 2000
The Astros set a home run record at home in the first season of Enron Park. The Astros belt 83 homers their club record with 32 games still to play.
August 2, 2008
Jason Bay triples and scores the game winning run in his first game as a Red Sox.
August 1, 2005
Rafael Palmiero becomes the first high profile player to get suspended for steroids. The suspension raised some eyebrows considering Palmiero called the accusations on whether he took steroids “absolutely false” to congress.
July 31, 2009
Jake Peavy gets dealt to the team he denied earlier in the season in a stunning last minute trade. He joins Mark Buehrle and the White Sox to combine for maybe the best 1-2 punch in baseball.