Sunday, October 4, 2020

 


On this day



In 1980, Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt's 2-run homer off Stan Bahnsen in 11th inning gave Philadelphia, 6-4 win v Montreal and NL East title; Schmidt's 48th of the season; broke Eddie Mathews' single-season MLB record for 3rd basemen


In 1986, NY Yankees closer Dave Righetti saved both doubleheader games at Fenway Park for 5-3 and 3-1 wins v Boston; Righetti's MLB record 46th save


In 2001, SF Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit his 70th home run in 10-2 win v Houston; tied Mark McGwire for the most MLB home runs in a single season



David Brain

David Brain was born on this day in the year 1964. He was one of the pivots of Zimbabwe's bowling in the early 90s even though for a short period. He was an effective left-arm pacer who had the ability to seam the ball both ways. Since he was a left armer the angle helped him pick up scalps. With the bat, Brain was a touch too flashy but entertaining nonetheless, making him an entertaining package to have in the side. Brain was a part of Zimbabw's first ever Test win, that came at home against Pakistan. His international career lasted a mere three years with his peak being in the 1993-94 season where he literally spearheaded Zimbabwe's bowling.

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