Re: What happened in Major League Baseball the year you were born?
Friday, May 23, 1969
Friday, May 23 » Defeated Expos (11-25), 4-3 Crosley Field (9-7) 18-19 Won 3 » W: Clay Carroll (4-3) L: Dan McGinn (2-2)
For the year: 89-73, Third place in NL West
Mickey Lolich sets a Detroit record with 16 strikeouts while defeating Andy Messersmith and the Angels 6–3. Mickey Stanley's grand slam is the difference. Lolich's mark breaks the record of 15 set by Paul Foytack in 1956.
Pittsburgh's rookie 1B Al Oliver ties the major-league record with three errors in one inning, and the Bucs lose 3–0 at San Francisco.
On the Charts:
MAY 16 - MAY 23, 1969 TW
1 LOVE (CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY) Mercy
2 GET BACK The Beatles
3 THESE EYES The Guess Who ?
4 ATLANTIS Donovan
5 MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY Spiral Staircase
6 GRAZIN IN THE GRASS The Friends of Distinction
7 AQUARIUS / LET THE SUNSHINE IN The Fifth Dimension
8 MEDICINE MAN The Buchanan Brothers
9 SORRY SUZANNE The Hollies
10 NOTHIN BUT A HEARTACHE The Flirtations
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