Birthday Wishes for Soto and Pedro, More Baby Shark and Puig with an Elephant
By Tab Bamford
Juan Soto celebrated his 21st birthday on Friday. His father wasn’t the only person to wish him a happy birthday on social media.
Friday was also the 48th birthday of Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez.
Cookie Wins Clemente Award
Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco was named the winner of the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award.
Baby Shark Update
This is what it looks like when a packed house in Washington sings “Baby Shark.”
This is what it looks like when the kids of La Vida Baseball staff perform the song.
Pro Post of the Day
Here’s your weekend reminder that Yasiel Puig is living his best life.
Fan Posts of the Day
A couple fans took photos with Astros star Jose Altuve on Friday.
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2014 – Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, 22, is killed in a car crash near his hometown of Puerto Plata, in the Dominican Republic.
2005 – Freddy Garcia threw seven shutout innings as the White Sox completed a sweep of the Houston Astros in the World Series. Garcia became the first Venezuelan starter to win a World Series game and manager Ozzie Guillen became the first Latino manager to win a World Series. It was the White Sox first championship since 1917.
2004 – Prior to Game 3 of the World Series, Edgar Martinez received the Roberto Clemente Award.
1997 – Edgar Renteria singled with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Florida Marlins their first World championship with a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
1985 – In Game 6 of the World Series, Royals’ Jorge Orta started an eighth inning tally when he was ruled safe at first base by umpire Don Denkinger. The Royals scored two runs to win, 2-1, forcing a seventh game.
1960 – Calvin Griffith, president of the Washington Senators, announced the decision to move the club to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Jesús Flores (b. 1974)
Francisco Liriano (b. 1983)
Armando Almanza (b. 1972)
Rafael Novoa (b. 1967)
Gil Heredia (b. 1965)
Flores Bolivar (b. 1956)
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