Eight days after banning Pete Rose from baseball
for life, Commissioner Bart Giamatti dies suddenly
of a heart attack at the age of 51.
Fred Lynn hits his 300th career home run to help
the Tigers to a 5-1 win over Kansas City.
Kansas City's George Brett singles for his 2,500th
career hit in a 6-0 win over the Twins.
Five days after hitting a home run for the Yankees
in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, Deion Sanders
returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown in his NFL
debut with the Atlanta Falcons. Sanders hit .234 in
14 games for New York this year in his first
attempt at playing 2 sports professionally.
The Indians fire manager Doc Edwards and replace
him for the remainder of the season with scout John
Fay Vincent is elected baseball's 8th commissioner,
succeeding the late Bart Giamatti, whom he served
as deputy commissioner.
The ML owners approve the sale of the Mariners to
Jeff Smulyan and Michael Browning for $77 million,
the highest price ever paid for an AL club.
Jeff Reardon saves Minnesota's 2-0 win
over Toronto to become the first pitcher ever
to record at least 30 saves in 5 consecutive seasons.
Houston's Mike Scott (20-8) becomes a 20-game
winner for the first time by beating the Dodgers
11-3. He is the first ML pitcher to reach
that plateau this season.
San Diego's Mark Davis becomes the 7th pitcher ever
to save 40 games in a season by nailing down the Padres'
5-1 win over the Reds. He will finish the
season with 44 saves, one shy of Bruce Sutter's NL
Dave Stewart becomes the first pitcher since
Jim Palmer (1975-78) to win 20 games in 3 straight
seasons by beating the Twins 5-2. It is also
Stewart's 100th ML win.
Wade Boggs goes 4-for-5 in a 7-4 win over the
Yankees to become the first player in ML history
to achieve both 200 hits and 100 walks in 4 consecutive
seasons. It is Boggs's 7th straight 200-hit season
overall, extending his own modern ML record.
The Red Sox say that they will not exercise
their option on Jim Rice's contract next season, while
Bob Stanley, the team's all-time save leader with
132, announces his retirement.
The Cubs become the first team to clinch a
division title this season, wrapping up the NL East
with a 3-2 win over the Expos.
The 2 San Francisco Bay teams clinch their divisions.
Oakland wins the AL West by beating Texas 5-0,
while San Francisco loses 1-0 to the Dodgers
but is assured of the NL West crown when the 2nd-place
Padres lose to the Reds 2-1 in 13 innings.
The Blue Jays earn the final spot in the playoffs
by scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th to beat
Baltimore 4-3 and clinch the AL East. The surprising
Orioles led the division most of the season and will
finish 2nd just one season after losing 107 games.
Nolan Ryan strikes out 13 Angels in a 2-0
three-hitter to raise his season total to 301. It
is his 6th 300-strikeout season, but first since