April 11, 2011

50 Years Ago Today

On April 11, 1961, Carl Yastrzemski made his major league debut, in a 5-2 loss to the Kansas City A's at Fenway Park.

Yaz played left field and batted fifth. He singled in his first plate appearance. Dick Howser also made his debut that day, as Kansas City's shortstop.

Also: 5,000 days ago, Curt Schilling stole the only base of his career. ... It was with the Phillies on August 22, 1997, in the seventh inning of a game against the Dodgers. Schilling tried stealing another base with the Diamondbacks on July 28, 2000, but was thrown out.

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

Schilling pitched against Dennys Reyes in that game? Signifigance? Not sure, maybe just a koinkydink