BB LIBRARY 2020

This is where you’ll find almost-daily episodes of Larry Dierker’s Baseball Library. They are separate from the now-archived “Lost Episodes” that ran in 2019.

Each show is 2-3 minutes long and is tied to a certain date in baseball history.

Enjoy!

Vida Blue’s no-hitter 9/21/70

Mickey Mantle’s last home run 9/20/68

Tell the hitter what’s coming!

Don Wilson’s one-hitter punctuated by triple play 9/17/71

Blue Jays hit 10 HR against Orioles 9/14/87

Dierker’s near no-no against Atlanta in a critical game 9/13/69

Mets win DH over Pirates 1-0, 1-0 9/12/69

Nolan Ryan’s first big-league strikeout 9/11/66

Lou Brock steals 105 9/10/74

Ferguson Jenkins wins 20 for 6th consecutive year 9/8/72

Preston Gomez pinch-hits for Don Wilson after 8 no-hit innings 9/4/74

Frank Chance, the Cubs’ Peerless Leader

Rangers hit back-to-back ITP home runs 8/27/78

Cliff Johnson hits HR in fifth consecutive game 8/24/75

Nolan Ryan gets his 5000th strikeout 8/22/89

Tom Brookens goes 5-5, starts triple play as Tigers win 8/20/80

Ken Holtzman no-hits the Braves in Chicago 8/19/69

Tony Conigliaro beaned by Angels’ Jack Hamilton 8/17/67

Curt Flood gets 8 hits in doubleheader 8/16/64

Babe Ruth beats Walter Johnson — as a pitcher 8/15/1916

Charlie Gehringer Day in Detroit 8/14/29

Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland 8/13/69

Roberts defeats Giants, who fall 13 games behind Dodgers 8/11/51

Dave Dravecky comes back, beats Reds 8/10/89

The Candy Man pitches a sweet no-hitter 8/9/76

Iron Man McGinnity pitches, wins doublehehader 8/8/1903

Satchel Paige pitches at the Orange Bowl 8/7/56

Mantle hits 3 HR, Yankees sweep doubleheader 8/6/61

Cliff Johnson sets pinch-hit HR record 8/5/84

Rod Carew gets his 3,000th hit 8/4/85

Dave McNally’s winning steak ends at 17 vs. Twins 8/3/69

Yellow baseballs for the Dodgers 8/2/38

Nate Colbert has 5HR, 22 total bases in doubleheader 8/1/72

Municipal Stadium opens in Cleveland 7/31/32

Duane Kuiper hits two bases-loaded triples 7/27/78

What DH? Spahn hits 31st HR, setting record for NL pitchers 7/26/62

George Brett pine tar incident 7/24/83

McCovey hits two HR, NL wins All-Star Game 7/23/69

Hitchcock uses five pitchers in ninth inning; Braves win in 13 7/22/67

Gomez pinch-hits for Clay Kirby with no-hitter in progress 7/21/70

Hank Aaron’s final home run 7/20/76

Juan Marichal makes his debut 7/19/60

Ralph Kiner hits 3 HR to beat Dodgers 7/18/51

Doc Medich gets his most-important save 7/17/78