Bob Hamman, founder of Dallas-based SCA Promotions, reached a deal in 1989 to cover a $1 million donation to Little League Baseball if Ryan, then 42, pitched a no-hitter.
Many baseball stories emerged from Apollo 11’s historic journey to the moon, including a prophetic one about Gaylord Perry’s first career home run.
As he rounded second base after hitting a walk-off home run, it occurred to 32-year-old Cody Decker that it probably wasn’t going to get any better than that. So when he got to home plate, he retired on the spot.
It was decided during a Pacific Coast League executive committee conference call that league members should consider extending safety netting to protect fans from foul balls.