This Date in Baseball - May 13+14
1911 - The New York Giants scored a major league record 10 runs before the St.Louis Cardinals retired the first batter in the first inning, Fred Merkle drove in six of the Giants' 13 runs in the first enroute to a 19-5 rout. Rube Marquard entered the game in the second inning and set a record for relievers with 14 strikeouts in his eight inning appearance.
1952 - In an Applachian League game,Ron Necciai of the Bristol Twins struckout 27 batters while pitching a 7-0 no-hitter against the Welch Miners.
1955 -Mickey Mantle hit three home runs-two left-handed and one right-handed as the Yankees beat theDetroit Tigers 5-2.
1958 - Teammates Willie Mays and Darryl Spencer each had four extra base hits as SanFrancisco beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles 16-9. Mays had 2 homers,2 triples and a single and four RBIs,and Spencer had 2 homers,a triple and a double and six RBIs for.a combined 28 total bases.
1958 - Stan Musial got his 3000th hit with a pinch double off Chicago's Moe Drabowski at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals won 5-3.
1969 - Ernie Banks reaches 1500 RBI milestone with seven RBIs in a 19-0 shellacking of the San Diego Padres. Dick Selma earned the win as the Cubs tied the modern day mark for the one-sided shutout inNational League history.
1976 - George Brett(Kansas City Royals) collects at least three hits for the sixth consecutive game.
1982 - The Chicago Cubs win game No. 8000 in their history with a 5-0 victory over Houston at the Astrodome.
1989 - Kirby Puckett(Minnesota Twins) tied a major league record with four doubles against the Blue Jays. He becomes the 35th player to accomplish this feat,the first since Toronto's Damaso Garcia in 1986.
Today's Birthdays - Dusty Rhodes b.1929
Bobby Valentine b.1950, Jaun Beniquez b.1950,
announcer Sean McDonough b.1962, Jose Rijo b.1965.