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Mike Stanley from the Chronology
Sep 4, 2000 - The A's defeat the Blue Jays 10-0. Mike Stanley goes 5-for-5 for Oakland including a double and HR and drives home 5 runs.
Oct 10, 1999 - The Red Sox set an all-time postseason play record by scoring 23 runs in defeating the Indians 23-7. The win ties their league division series at 2 games apiece. Boston gets 24 hits in the contest including 5 by Mike Stanley and 4 each by John Valentin and Jason Varitek. Valentin hits a pair of HRs and drives home 7 runs while Jose Offerman and Trot Nixon bring home 5 runs apiece.
Apr 19, 1998 - The Blue Jays beat the White Sox 5-4 despite Lou Frazier tying the Sox team record (George Davis and Jimmy Callahan in 1905) for stolen bases with 4. Interestingly Frazier is 0-for-3 at the plate. Albert Belle homers for the Sox and Mike Stanley and Ed Sprague go back to back for the Jays in the 4th.
May 22, 1997 - The visiting Red Sox collect 19 hits but strand 16 in beating the Yankees 8-2. Former Yankee Mike Stanley hits a three-run homer and Wil Cordero adds 5 hits Tim Naehring has 4 hits and Mo Vaughn belts his 10th homer of the season in the 8th.
Jul 19, 1996 - For the second time in a week a Red Sox player scores 5 runs: Jeff Frye is the scorer today as the Sox down the O's 13-2. Mo Vaughn and Mike Stanley provide 3-run homers to make it easy for Jamie Moyer (6-1).
Aug 10, 1995 - Yankees' C Mike Stanley hits 3 HRs and drives home 7 runs but it's not enough to prevent New York from losing to Cleveland 10-9.
Sep 18, 1993 - The Yankees defeat the Red Sox 4-3 because of a fan who runs out on the field. With NY trailing 3-1 with 2 outs and a man on 1st in the 9th inning Mike Stanley hits a fly ball to left that apparently ends the game. Umpire Tim Welke however had called time when the fan bolted onto the field giving Stanley a second chance. He singled on the next pitch. That was followed by a hit by Wade Boggs a walk to Dion James and a single by Don Mattingly which drove home the tying and winning runs.
Aug 30, 1987 - With knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the ML record by allowing 6 passed balls in a 7-0 loss to Detroit. The 6 passed balls is an AL record for one team (the record was set by teammate Mike Stanley with 5 last month) and combined with Detroit's zero passed balls is a record for 2 teams. Eight days earlier Petralli had 5 passed balls in an 8-6 win over Chicago also with Hough pitching. As noted by historian Tom Ruane Hough's catchers will allow an incredible 65 passed ball this season.
Jul 16, 1987 - Don Mattingly bangs two homers one a second inning grand slam to pace the Yankees to a 12-3 win over host Texas. Mattingly now has 7 homers in 6 games. His 2nd inning grand slam his 4th of the year off Charlie Hough followed a bases-loaded walk to Mike Pagliarulo. Hough had 8 strikeouts but his knuckleball was too much for little-used catch Mike Stanley who sets an AL record with 5 passed balls. His teammate Geno Petralli will tie then break the record next month with 6 passed balls.
Aug 10, 1978 - The Red Sox trip the Indians 6-5 in 13 innings as Butch Hobson scores the tying run on a bizarre play: He lofts a pop fly behind second base and races around to 2B as 2B Duane Kuiper loses the ball in the sun. Kuiper picks up the ball but bumps into 1B Andre Thornton and the ball rolls towards first base and C Bo Diaz. With Hobson motoring towards 3B Diaz overthrows the base. Hobson having slid into the third picks himself up and races home. The throw from the outfield is in time to Diaz but he can't get the ball out of his glove and a sliding Hobson is home free. A George Scott double and Rick Burleson single then wins the game. Mike Stanley (8-1) picks up the victory.
May 8, 1978 - After a Bernie Carbo walk and a ground out the Royals intentionally walk Jim Rice to pitch to Yaz who clouts a 3-run homer. The Red Sox down 5-4 beat the Royals 8-4. Mike Stanley is the winner over Dennis Leonard.