On December 23, 1953, James “Junior” Gilliam of the Brooklyn Dodgers wins the National League’s Rookie of the Year Award. Gilliam, who led the NL with 17 triples, beats out St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Harvey Haddix.
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On August 21, 1963, Jerry Lynch of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits his 15th career pinch-hit home run - a major league record. Lynch’s latest blast gives the Pirates a 7-6 win over the Chicago Cubs.