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This Day in Dodgers History
May 6th

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1929 The American League announces the discontinuation of its MVP award. In 1931, the Junior Circuit resumed the honor, naming A's southpaw Lefty Grove (31-4, 2.06) its most valuable player. 
1937 Dodgers and Giants fans at the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field are thrilled to have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Hindenburg when the passenger airship appears over New York, nearing the end of its maiden voyage of the season from Germany. A few hours later, the majestic German zeppelin explodes on a landing strip in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 36 passengers.

1947 In a small office high up behind home plate at Ebbets Field, National League president Ford Frick meets with seven Cardinal players individually, revealing he is aware of their secret plan to strike as a protest to Jackie Robinson playing for the Dodgers. The usually non-confrontational leader of the Senior Circuit makes his position clear about their planned boycott, telling the Redbird conspirators they will encounter quick retribution from his office, including suspensions from baseball.
1978 Lee Lacy becomes the first major leaguer to pinch-hit home runs in consecutive at-bats when he homers leading off in the top of the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium. The LA super-sub, who went deep as a pinch-hitter four days ago, continues the streak on May 17, hitting another round-tripper in his third straight appearance off the bench.
1995 Seven National League games produced one-hundred eighteen runs, tying the circuit's record for its highest-scoring day. Half of the fourteen teams score in double digits, including the Dodgers, who cross the plate 17 times in their win over the Rockies, who tally 11 times, at Coors Field.
2009 With a 10-3 victory over Washington, the Dodgers break the major league mark for consecutive victories at home to open a season with their 13th straight win in L.A. The previous record of 12 was established in 1911 by the Tigers.

"People who are listening to the ballgame, I know what you're thinking. He's ready for the home. He's cooked. It's finally happened. He's seeing ladders and doors without handles." - BOB UECKER, explaining being trapped in a radio broadcast booth's for several innings thanks to a broken lock on its door.

Bob Uecker, fellow broadcasters Joe Block and Jeff Levering, longtime engineer Kent Sommerfeld, and his assistant, Mary Burns, become trapped for several innings due to a broken lock on the Miller Park's radio broadcast booth door. Using a ladder positioned on the loge level, a crew of workmen climbed into the booth to remove the door from its hinges while the announcers' play-by-play continued to detail the action of the Brewers and Dodgers game on the field.

2021 The Angels designated Albert Pujols, hitting .198 with five homers and 12 RBIs in 86 at-bats, for assignment, releasing the aging superstar after he clears waivers. The reigning World Champion Dodgers will sign the 41-year-old future first-ballot Hall of Famer to a one-year deal for the prorated share of the $570,500 league minimum, with the $30-million remaining in his 10-year, $240-million contract the responsibility of the Halos.

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