June 2 is Mike Norris four-hit shut out day for #ThisDateInAthleticsHistory. In 1977 he tosses a four-hit shutout as the A’s defeat the Mariners in Seattle, 1-0…in 1982 he fires a four-hit shutout as the A’s defeat Dennis Eckersley and the Boston Red Sox, 5-0.
#ThisDateInAthleticsHistory for May 29. In 1909 Frank Baker hits the first home run at Shibe Park…in 1990 Rickey Henderson breaks Ty Cobb’s AL stolen base record with his 893rd steal…in 2000 Randy Velarde turns the 10th regular season unassisted triple play in ML history.
On May 28, 1972 George Hendrick hits his first Major League home run, a walk-off shot in the A’s 5-4 win over Chicago…on May 28, 1996 Mark McGwire hits the 9000th home run in the history of the Athletics franchise in the A’s 6-2 win over Boston. #ThisDateInAthleticsHistory
On May 27, 1956 Art Ditmar scatters 10-hits and shuts out the Tigers 5-0 in the second game of a doubleheader…on May 27, 1985 Dwayne Murphy leads off the bottom of the 10th with a home run to lift the A’s to a 2-1 win over the New York Yankees. #ThisDateInAthleticsHistory