Results tagged ‘ Today in Baseball History: March 30th ’
On March 30, 1992, the Chicago Cubs make one of their best trades ever, acquiring outfielder Sammy Sosa and pitcher Ken Patterson from the Chicago White Sox for outfielder George Bell. While Bell’s career will last only two more seasons, Sosa will become an All-Star and capture national attention by hitting 66 home runs in 1998.
On March 30, 1988, Commissioner Peter Ueberroth suspends Cincinnati Reds outfielder Eddie Milner for the season. Milner, who tested positive for use of cocaine, will return to action later in the season, appearing in 23 games for the Reds.
On March 30, 1978, the Boston Red Sox acquire pitcher Dennis Eckersley and catcher Fred Kendall from the Cleveland Indians for pitcher Rick Wise and three lesser players. Eckersley will win 20 games in 1978.
On March 30, 1966, Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers end their dual holdout. Both pitchers had stayed away from camp for 32 days, threatening retirement in an effort to acquire pay raises. Koufax signs for $120,000
On March 30, 1955, the New York Yankees sell pitcher Ewell “The Whip” Blackwell to the Kansas City Athletics. Blackwell, who was injured in 1954, will pitch in only two games for the Athletics in ’55 before retiring
On March 30, 1948, Murry Dickson of the St. Louis Cardinals achieves a rarity: a spring training no-hitter. Dickson shackles the New York Yankees, becoming the first pitcher to throw a nine-inning no-hitter in spring training. Prior to Dickson, two no-hitters had taken place in the spring, but both were shared by more than one pitcher.