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05-07-00, 09:36 PM
Today in Baseball History
May 7, 2000

Dodgers honor Roy Campanella


Roy Campanella, seen here at a 1990 Old Timers Day, stayed involved with the Dodgers.

On this date in 1959, a crowd of 93,103 came to the Los Angeles Coliseum on "Roy Campanella Night" to show their affection for the paralyzed Dodger catcher.

The Dodgers were beaten by the New York Yankees 6-2 in an exhibition game that followed the ceremonies. (Sorry Roy!)

Also on this date:
1917 - Babe Ruth of the Red Sox allowed only two hits as he outdueled Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators 1-0. Ruth drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly.

1922 - Jesse Barnes of the New York Giants pitched the only no-hitter of the year, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0.

1925 - Pittsburgh shortstop Glenn Wright made an unassisted triple play in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals when he caught Jim Bottomley's line drive, stepped on second to double Jimmy Cooney, and tagged Rogers Hornsby coming from first.

1957 - Cleveland pitcher Herb Score was hit on the right eye by a line drive off the bat of Gil McDougald in the first inning. The ball broke Score's nose and damaged his eye; he missed the rest of the season.

1960 - Norm Sherry, a replacement catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, hit a home run in the 11th inning to give his brother, relief pitcher Larry Sherry, a 3-2 triumph over the Philadelphia Phillies in Los Angeles.

1997 - The Montreal Expos scored 13 runs to set an NL record for runs in a sixth inning during their 19-3 win over the San Francisco Giants. Montreal also scored five runs in the fourth to set an National League record for runs in consecutive innings with 18.

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