Cicotte received 10,000 dollars for fixing game one. They kept the game close until Cincinnati broke the game open with a five run fourth inning. Walter “Dutch” Ruether was the winning pitcher for the Reds as they took a one game advantage over the Sox in the series. Game two was also in Redland Park in front of 29,698 fans. “Lefty” Williams was the starting pitcher, but he didn’t want to be as palpable at Cicotte in game one.
DiMaggio also shares a modern major league record for having the most triples, which was three in a single game on August, 27, 1938, during the first game of the Yankees’ season (Kindred 25). DiMaggio was also the very first baseball player to be worth $100,000 (Kindred 27). Works Cited Kindred, Dave. “Joe DiMaggio.” Sporting News 223.12 (1999): 24. Middle Search Plus.
But in 1952, before he finished high school, Roberto was offered a professional baseball contract. Engineering would have to wait. At age 18, Clemente made the huge leap from amateur status to the Puerto Rican professional league. He signed with the Santurce Cangrejeros in 1952 for $40 per week, with a signing bonus of $400. The Cangrejeros were good.
An injury sliding into second to break up a double play caused him to miss 17 games. However, Roger still finished the season first in RBI's with 112, second in home runs with 39 (one behind Mickey Mantle who led the majors with 40), won the Gold Glove Award, and was named the American League's Most Valuable Player. He also hit 2 World Series home runs, but it would be for the following year that he would be most remembered. In 1961, Roger and teammate Mickey Mantle received national attention as they chased the single season home run record of 60 set by Babe Ruth in 1927.
The Cy Young award is given annually to the League’s best pitcher. In 2003 he won the 300th game of his career. He is only one of four MLB pitchers in all time to pass the 4,000 strikeout mark. Roger Clemens started his dominance of baseball in 1981 at San Jacinto junior college. That year he compiled a 9-2 record and was drafted by the New York Mets.
The average age for a Red Sox team member was 31.1 years, the oldest team average in the league. Additionally, the cumulative payroll for the 2004 Red Sox was the second highest in Major League Baseball at $125,208,542 or $4,173,618 per player. The previous two statistics describe some of the off-field demographic makeup of the 2004 Red Sox. In additional to being a veteran and well-paid ball club, the Red Sox performed well on the field as well. The team batting average (number of hits divided by number of official at-bats) of the Red Sox was tied for the highest of the 30 Major Leagues teams at 0.282.
Slams were part of an even bigger inning in Milwaukee, when Snow capped an 11-run sixth inning with his shot off Valerio De Los Santos. The Giants beat the Brewers 16-10. Hunter, who entered the game in a 3-for-24 slump, hit his third career grand slam in the third inning off Colorado's Masato Yoshii, accounting for all of Philadelphia's runs in a 4-3 victory. "I've been struggling so any hit was going to be a big one for me," he said. "But a grand slam, that's pretty big at any time.
In 2000, Derek was named the MVP of both the All-Star Game and the World Series (DerekJeter.com). That is something that is extremely uncommon. Mr. November lead the MLB in hits during the years 1999 and 2012 (Derek Jeter Stats, Video Highlights, Photos, Bio). He has won five career World Series in the years 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009 (Derek Jeter Stats, Video Highlights, Photos, Bio). Very few players will even have a chance at a World Series ring let alone to win five.
Ended with a lifetime batting average of .342 Is the all-time leader in home run percentages (1/8.5 AB), walks (2056), and slugging (.690). Is 2nd all-time in home runs (714), runs, and RBIs Quote from The Babe "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." - Babe Ruth Did You Know? Babe Ruth is credited with the invention of the modern baseball bat.
His 25th home run that year shattered the modern major league record held by the now forgotten Gabby Kraveth. By the end of the year, Ruth’s record was an unprecedented 29 home runs, and he was credited with reviving faith in the game. In December of 1919, the Boston Red Sox sold the invaluable player to New York Yankee owner Colonel Jacob Ruppert. Ruppert bought Ruth’s contract for over $100,000, which was a staggering price at the time. In 1920, Ruth joined the Yankees, who as yet had never won a pennant.