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05-03-00, 10:07 AM
Today in Baseball History
May 3, 2000

Yankee Clipper takes centerstage

In his debut season, Joe DiMaggio set AL rookie records for runs (132) and triples (15).

On this date in 1936, Joe DiMaggio made his Major League debut for the New York Yankees, getting three hits in a 14-5 victory over the St. Louis Browns.

Also on this date:
1951 -- Rookie Gil McDougald of New York drove in six runs in one inning to tie a Major League record as the Yankees beat the St. Louis Browns 17-3 at Sportsman's Park. McDougald had a two-run triple and a grand slam in an 11-run ninth inning.

1959 -- Detroit's Charlie Maxwell hit four consecutive homers in a doubleheader sweep of the New York Yankees, 4-2 and 8-2, at Briggs Stadium.

1980 -- Ferguson Jenkins of the Texas Rangers became the fourth pitcher in Major League history to win 100 or more games in both leagues. Jenkins beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 at Arlington Stadium. Cy Young, Jim Bunning and Gaylord Perry also reached the milestone.

1994 -- Philadelphia reliever Andy Carter made his Major League debut and was ejected from the game after hitting two of the three San Diego Padres batters he faced.

1999 -- Boston's Creighton Gubanich hit a grand slam for his first Major League hit in a 12-11, 10-inning loss to Oakland. Gubanich is only the fourth player to accomplish the feat and first since Seattle's Orlando Mercado did it Sept. 19, 1982.

05-03-00, 10:40 PM
All I can say is "oops"! :)