Rick Ankiel went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in his debut for the New York Mets, a 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in which he also had a bloop hit bounce out of his borrowed glove in center field.
They played in a ramshackle ballpark on the prairie during the most trying economic period of modern times. The stands were separated from the field by chicken wire, the locker room had no showers, fans parked their cars in the outfield. This was baseball in Bismarck, North Dakota, in the 1930s.
The New York Mets lost to the Miami Marlins 4-3 in 15 innings after their bullpen blew two leads, including one that cost Matt Harvey the chance to become the third pitcher in franchise history to go 5-0 in April.
The New York Yankees became the fifth team in Major League Baseball history to beat both reigning Cy Young Award winners in the same month, defeating R.A. Dickey in yesterday’s 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to complete a four-game series sweep.
Bob Gibson, the Hall-of-Fame pitcher who had three complete game victories in the 1967 World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals, is being honored with a statue funded by billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
As one of eight brothers who played college football, Derriel McCorvey says he has the game in his blood. Now the Louisiana lawyer is trying to make the National Football League bleed over claims that it concealed data about the dangers of concussions.
Stan Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals baseball star whose consistent hitting for both average and power earned him the nickname “Stan the Man” and the affection of an entire city, has died, the team said. He was 92.