|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» December 3, 1964: In what is fine move by the Angels, California unloads P Bo Belinsky to the Phillies for minor-league pitcher Rudy May and 1B Costen Shockley. |
» April 18, 1965: California Angels rookie Rudy May has a no-hitter ruined in the 8th inning of his ML debut by Jake Wood's double. The Angels lift him after nine innings of one-hit ball, and Detroit wins in 13 innings.
» April 25, 1965: At Yankee Stadium, Mel Stottlemyre and California's Rudy May lock up in a pitching duel until Mickey Mantle scores the only run of the game with a 4th inning solo shot into the left field bleachers.
» September 12, 1965: Washington's Brant Alyea debuts with a pinch-hit home run on the first pitch from Rudy May in his first ML at bat. Yes, a major-league first. In Washington, 840 fans watch the Senators beat the Angels 7–1.
» June 15, 1974: The Angels sell Rudy May (0–1) to the Yankees where he will post an 8–4 record this year.
» June 15, 1976: In what stands as one of the O's best trades ever, Baltimore obtains pitchers Rudy May, Tippy Martinez, Dave Pagan, Scott McGregor and C Rick Dempsey from the Yankees for veteran pitchers Doyle Alexander, Ken Holtzman, Grant Jackson and C Elrod Hendricks. The veterans will help the Yankees win in 1976 and then fade.
» September 18, 1976: In the first of two, the Indians top the 2nd-place Orioles 5–1. In the nitecap, Cleveland manager Frank Robinson makes his final ML appearance as a player when he pinch-hits in the 8th and singles against the Orioles Rudy May. The O's holds on to win, 3–2.