John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that “the Second Day of July 1776 will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. . . . It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
He was close.
But today on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast we celebrate July 2nd by remembering Warren Spahn’s duel with Juan Marichal, say happy birthday to Jose Canseco and remember Peanuts Lowrey, a man with an unusual life story.
Todd Frazier, Robinson Cano, R. A. Dickey and Jose Fernandez all owned baseball on July 1, 2013.
Robinson Cano homered twice, went 3-4 with 3 RBI and scored all 4 times he reached base helping the Yankees come from behind against to Twins to win 10-4.
R. A. Dickey held a tough Tigers lineup to 2 runs over 7 innings, getting the 8-3 win for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jose Fernandez pitched 8 shutout innings, letting up only 2 hits, 1 walk and 10 strikeouts, leading the Marlins to a 4-0 win over the Padres.
Todd Frazier drove in a run and scored, then hit a three run homer in the second as the Reds won a rain shortened 8-1 win over the defending champion Giants.
They all owned baseball on July 1st, 2013.
My explanation for “Who Owns Baseball” can be found here.
At the end of the year, we will tally up who owned baseball the most individual days and see how it compares to the final MVP and Cy Young vote.
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