Wacky Wednesday

Tigers Red Sox BaseballAugust 12, 2008
After a 10 run first inning, the Red Sox ultimately relinquish their lead to the Rangers. The Rangers go ahead 15-14, but the Sox come back to win 19-17 led by a Kevin Youkilis three run homer. The game ties the AL record for most runs scored in a game.

August 11, 2009
Kevin Youkilis gets hit by a pitch the second consecutive night and charges Rick Porcello – both get ejected. Mike Lowell fills in for Youkilis with two home runs, the first time a Red Sox came off the bench to hit two home runs in more than 40 years.
August 11, 2005
Mets outfielders’ Carlos Beltran and Mike Cameron collide in an effort to catch a fly ball in the outfield. The collision was one of the most terrifying in the history of baseball. Cameron broke his nose and fractured multiple cheek bones, while Beltran sustained a concussion.cam-belt

August 10, 2008
The Rays set a franchise record for wins 117 games into the season. The Rays record their 71st win, and would finish the season with 97 victories and their first appearance in the World Series.
August 10, 2005
For the second straight year, Mike Lowell tags a base runner out via the hidden ball trick.
August 10, 2004
Two time Cy Young winner Tom Glavine gets injured only a way a Met could. His taxi crashes into an SUV. Glavine loses his front two teeth and needs 40 stitches to fix up his face.
August 10, 2003
Rafael Furcal turns the 12th ever unassisted triple play.

August 9, 1999
Five grand slams are hit on the same day for the first ever time in baseball history. Fernando Tatis, Jose Vidro, Mike Lowell, Bernie Williams and Jay Buhner all go deep.

August 8, 2000
On the same day that the Cubs pitcher Phil Norton gives up four home runs, Dodger pitcher Darren Dreifort goes deep twice.

August 7, 2005
On a very wacky day indeed, two Venezuelan pitchers with the last name of Zambrano take on each other at U.S. Cellular field. The two Zambranos, who aren’t related, where the same jersey number (38), enter the game with the same number of career victories (41), play for teams that started the series with the same record (54-54) and both also pitch right-handed and hit switch. Victor beats Carlos 6-1.

August 6, 2001
Boston’s Scott Hatteberg hits into a triple play in one inning, but redeems himself by crushing a go-ahead grand slam his next at bat helping the Sox to a 10-7 victory over the Rangers.


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