Author: Drew Costello
Roy McMillan (1930)
Deron Johnson (1938)
July 17th 1965; New York Mets release Warren Spahn
July 17th 2001: Bernard Gilkey makes his Braves debut after another former Met Rico Brogna announces his retirement
July 17th 1994:The Richmond Braves defeat the Norfolk Tides‚ 3-2 in 12 innings‚ in a Class AAA International League game. The contest is marked by a brawl in the 8th inning in which both dugouts empty and 1 player is ejected. A new anti-fighting policy in the minors mandates fines and suspensions for any player who leaves his position‚ the dugout‚ or the bullpen during a fight. IL president suspends and fines 35 players for their actions.
July 17th 1992: David Cone throws 166 pitches (tied for 3rd highest in the 1990s) as the Mets edge the Giants‚ 1-0. Bill Swift is the loser. Cone walks 4 and strikes out 13 in shutting out San Francisco for the 2nd time this year. He beat them on May 24th‚ striking out 10.
July 17th 1977: At Shea Stadium‚ Lenny Randle comes to bat in the 6th against the Cubs Paul Burris‚ when New York City is hit by a power blackout at 9:34. Randle will finally ground out‚ but it won't be until the game is completed on September 16. The Cubs win‚ 5-1.
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