This date in baseball | Myrtle Beach Sun News

Oct 29

1931 – Lefty Grove, winner of 31 games for Philadelphia A’s, is named American League MVP.

1942 – Branch Rickey, architect of the St. Louis Cardinals’ court system, resigns as the team’s vice president. Rickey was named president of the Dodgers on November 1.

1979 – Willie Mays cuts all ties to major league baseball after signing a contract with Bally Corporation, which is involved in legalized gambling in Atlantic City, NJ.

2008 – Brad Lidge and the Philadelphia Phillies finished the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in a three-lap sprint to win a suspended game 5 nearly 50 hours after it started, taking their first World Series title since 1980. Abandoned in limbo by a two-day rainstorm, Pedro Feliz easily home the clear signal on the seventh and Lidge ended his perfect season to deliver the title.

2009 – New York’s Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui beat solo homers by Pedro Martinez to support a sharp performance by AJ Burnett and a draw gives the Yankees a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 of the World Series.

2014 – Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants succeed where no team had 3 1/2 decades, winning Game 7 on the road to their third World Series title in five years. Bumgarner came out of the bullpen to hit five goalless innings on two days of rest as the Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2.

2016 – Corey Kluber earned its second victory in this World Series and the Cleveland Indians moved within one victory after their first championship since 1948, leading the Chicago Cubs 7-2 with home runs by Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis.

2017 – Houston’s Alex Bregman beat a single by Kenley Jansen by two outs in the 10th inning and the Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the World Series.

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