Some time ago we posted a little article on one of our favorite baseball collectibles from the 1960s—Jay Publishing Picture Packs. You can still read that post here: https://baseballia.com/blog/jay-publishing-picture-packs-memory-gallery/
At that time our gallery of pics was limited to some terrific Hall of Famers. But a large part of the appeal and beauty of the Jay Publishing venture was the fact that it…
Mark McGwire became only the third player to reach sixty home runs, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-0. He joined Babe Ruth and Roger Maris with sixty homers in a single season.
While picking up his first win as a member of the Royals, Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton as the third pitcher this season to reach 3,500 career strikeouts, fanning four Indians in a 5-4 victory to raise his total to 3,501.
The amazing Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter of the season for a Major League record twenty-third consecutive year. He will finish the season with 157 k’s in 157.1 innings. Ryan also gets a 6-2 win over the Orioles to pass Phil Niekro for 12th place on the all-time win list with 319, and will finish his career with…
Roger Maris hits four home runs, tying the American League record for a doubleheader (at least one in each game), as New York beats Chicago, 5-1, and 12-0. Mickey Mantle also homers off Frank Baumann in the first game. He ends the day with thirty-eight home runs to forty for Maris as the great home run race begins to heat…
Hall of Fame pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm’s 907th game breaks Cy Young’s record for Major League pitching appearances, but he loses a 2-1 decision to Oakland. He will pitch through the 1972 season, and wind up his career appearing in 1,070 games.
Kansas City A’s rookie Bert “Campy” Campaneris sends Minnesota to defeat 4-3 with two home runs in his Major League debut. The first comes on the first pitch thrown to him by Jim Kaat. The 21-year-old Cuban and Bob Nieman at the time were the only players since 1900 with two home runs in their first Major League game.
The Atlanta Braves used a Major League record (at that time) five pitchers in the ninth inning of a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The pitchers were Ken Johnson, Ramon Hernandez, Claude Raymond, Dick Kelley and Cecil Upshaw.