Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sadaharu Oh Retires Charlie Manuel Named Manager of the Phillies

November 4, 1980
Japan's all-time home run hitter, Sadaharu Oh, retires from professional baseball. The Tokyo Yomiuri Giants' first baseman hit a record 868 home runs in his 22-year playing career.

November 4, 2001
In Game 7 of a classic World Series, Arizona rallies for two runs in the bottom of the ninth defeating the Yankees and their usually unbeatable closer, Mariano Rivera, 3-2. The four-year old Diamondbacks, the youngest franchise to win a Fall Classic, ends New York's string of three consecutive World Championships.

November 4, 2001
Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling are named co-MVPs of the World Series. The Diamondback hurlers are the first multiple winners since a trio of Dodgers( Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager) shared the award in 1981.

November 4, 2004
Former Indians manager Charlie Manuel is named to replace Larry Bowa as the Phillies skipper. The 60-year old piloted Cleveland from 2000-02.

November 4, 2004
The Mets introduced Willie Randolph as the franchise's 18th manager. The long-time Yankee second baseman and third base coach becomes the first black to manage in New York.

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