January 23: Today's featured birthday is that of Victor Cole, who turns 54.
- 1916 - Wally Schang becomes the first major leaguer to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in a game against the New York Yankees. Only a handful of people brave the rain and see the feat.
- 1939 - Bob Feller is the youngest 20 game winner of this century, as the 20-year old beats the St. Louis Browns 12-1.
- 1946 - Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Pete Reiser steals home for the seventh time this year in a 11-3 win over the New York Giants.
- 1963 - Warren Spahn records his 13th 20 win season, tying Christy Mathewson's National League record.
- 1965 - Bert Campaneris plays all nine positions for the Kansas City A's against the California Angels.
- 1980 - Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely as a result of his August 25th drug arrest in Toronto. On September 22nd, the suspension will be overturned by arbitrator Raymond Goetz, the first time ever a commissioner's decision is overruled by an arbitrator.
- 1992 - Following the game, Toronto rookie C Mike Maksudian (pictured) wins $800 from his teammates, who bet that he wouldn't eat a live locust. Maksudian, who claims to have eaten moths, grasshoppers, frogs, lizards, roaches and aquarium fish, swallowed the one 1/2 inch long insect, but declined an offer of $2,000 to swallow a rat.
- 1998 - St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire connects off of Chicago Cubs hurler Steve Trachsel and sends a 341-foot line-drive over the left field fence for his historic 62nd home run breaking the single-season home run record set in 1961 by Roger Maris. Big Mac's historic homer comes in the fourth inning of a national televised game.
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