Today in Baseball History
May 12, 2000
Banking on greatness
Ernie Banks smacked his 500th homer.
1970 - Ernie Banks hit his 500th home run off Pat Jarvis in Chicago's 4-3 victory over Atlanta at Wrigley Field.
Also on this date:
1910 - Chief Bender of the Philadelphia Athletics pitched a 4-0 no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians.
1937 - St. Louis' Joe Medwick hit two home runs and two doubles to lead the Cardinals to a 15-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
1955 - Sam "Toothpick" Jones of the Cubs got a no-hitter the hard way. In the ninth inning against Pittsburgh, he walked the bases full and proceeded to strike out the next three batters for a 4-0 victory.
1956 - Carl Erskine of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched a 3-0 no-hitter against the New York Giants.
1966 - Lou Brock's RBI single in the 12th inning gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 victory over Atlanta in the opening of Busch Memorial Stadium. Felipe Alou hit two home runs for the Braves.
Today's birthdays: Cliff Floyd 28; Mark Clark 32.
AND AN ESPECIALLY HAPPY AND HEALTHY 75TH BIRTHDAY TO YOU YOGI BERRA!!