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This Day in Dodgers History
May 7th

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1959 In an exhibition game played at the Los Angeles Coliseum to benefit Roy Campanella, paralyzed in an auto accident before the team moved to the West Coast in 1958, the Yankees defeat the Dodgers, 6-2. The game, drawing the largest crowd ever for a baseball game, begins when 93,103 fans witness Pee Wee Reese pushing the wheel-chair bound catcher into the darkened stadium filled with light by fans holding candles or matches to start the emotional ceremony.
1960 The Sherry boys become the tenth pair of siblings to appear as batterymates in a major league game when Norm replaces John Roseboro behind the plate in the top of the eighth to catch Larry, who is starting his first inning in relief. The backstop will hit a two-out home run in the bottom of the 11th inning, assuring his brother of a victory in the Dodgers' 3-2 walk-off win over Philadelphia.
1969 Willie Davis, furious with the Wrigley Field Bleacher Bums because of their continual verbal abuse of him, tells his Dodgers teammates that he wants to hit a home run in the middle of the group, accomplishing the feat in the sixth inning to tie the score. The LA center fielder exacts a bit more revenge on the heckling horde when his 12th-inning two-run round-tripper proves to be the difference in the 4-2 defeat of the Cubs.
1970 Wes Parker hits a two-run tenth-inning triple off Jim McAndrew in the LA's eventual 7-4 victory over the Mets at Shea Stadium. The first baseman's three-bagger completes the eighth cycle in franchise history and marks the first time a Dodger has accomplished the feat since Gil Hodges in 1949.
1991 Darryl Strawberry returns to New York as a Dodger with mixed results. A crowd of 49,118, mostly booing fans, watches him hit a two-run homer, and they cheer when he makes the last out of the game with the potential tying and winning runs on base in the 6-5 Mets victory.
2009 The Dodgers fail to extend their 13-game home winning streak to open the season after surpassing the 1911 Tigers to set a new major league mark. The 11-9 loss to Washington comes on the same day the team learns about Manny Ramirez, the club's most productive hitter, being suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a banned substance.
2009 Major League Baseball suspends Manny Ramirez for fifty games after he tests positive for using a banned substance. The 36-year-old Dodgers outfielder, who will not be eligible to return to the team until July 3, apologizes to the fans, explaining he did not take steroids but used a medication prescribed by a doctor.
2011 After a first-inning walk in the Dodgers' 4-2 loss to the Mets, Andre Ethier goes 0-for-4, ending his 30-game hitting streak. The L.A. outfielder falls one game short of the franchise record set in 1969 by Willie Davis, who enjoyed a 31-game hitting streak that season.
2014 Adrian Beltre becomes the fifth player in major league history to hit 100 home runs for three teams when he goes deep in the Rangers' 9-2 loss to Colorado at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The 35-year-old third baseman, who joins Alex Rodriguez, Jim Thome, Darrell Evans, and Reggie Jackson in accomplishing the feat, hit 147 homers for the Dodgers (1998-2004) and 103 with the Mariners (2005-09).
2019 Mike Fiers becomes the 35th major league pitcher to throw multiple no-hitters when he keeps the visiting Reds hitless in the A's 2-0 victory at the Oakland Coliseum. The 33-year-old right-hander threw a no-no in 2015 against the Dodgers at Minute Maid Park in Houston as a member of the Astros' rotation.

10 Fact(s) Found