1981 Steve Rogers of the Expos wins Game Five of the NL East Divisional playoff for Montreal over the Philadelphia Phillies by twirling a six-hit shutout and knocking in two of his team’s runs in a 3-0 victory.
Mike Schmidt’s 2-run HR in the top of the 11th inning brings a 6-4 win over the Expos, clinching the NL East title for the Phillies. The HR is Schmidt’s 48th of the season, breaking Eddie Mathews’ single-season record for 3rd baseman from 1953.
Tim Raines, Derek Jeter and Paul O’Neill hit consecutive HRs in the 6th inning against the Indians, making the Yankees the 1st team to hit three straight HR in a postseason game. O’Neill made it 8-6, the final score of the Yankees’ Game 1 win in the ALDS.
The Chicago Cubs finish out the season with a 12-11 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. In the game Hack Wilson drives in his 189th and 190th RBI. This Major League RBI record remains untouched, even in the ear of unrivaled offense.
Future Hall of Fame outfielder, Tim Raines of the Montreal Expos, goes 3 for 4 with 4 RBI against the Cardinals to become the first player since Ty Cobb to steal 70 bases and drive in 70 runs in the same season.
1965 A K.C. Athletics publicity stunt makes the great Satchel Paige baseball’s oldest performer. At ffity-nine, Paige hurls the first three innings against the Red Sox, gets a strikeout, and allows one hit, to Carl Yastrzemski, in his first MLB appearance since 1953.