This Week in Baseball History

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May 22, 1952:  Curt Simmons is the last pitcher to hit an inside-the-park home run in Shibe Park. 

May 23, 1901:  Nap Lajoie becomes the first batter to be intentionally walked with the bases loaded.

May 24, 1935:  The first-ever night game is played at Crosley Field in Cincinnati.  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt throws the switch at the White House to turn on the lights.

May 24, 1964:  Harmon Killebrew hits the longest measured home run at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.

May 25, 1951Willie Mays makes his MLB with the New York Giants.

May 25, 1966Curt Flood hits the first grand slam at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis.

May 26, 1977Rickey Henderson of the Modesto A’s ties the minor league record, stealing seven bases.

May 27, 1968MLB owners vote to award a National League franchise to San Diego.

May 28, 1941The first night game is played at Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC, with the Yankees defeating the Senators; 5 years later, on May 28, 1946, the first night game is played at Yankee Stadium, with the Senators beating the Yankees.

May 28, 1957MLB owners grant permission to the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants to relocate to the West Coast.



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