House and Hank Aaron were both members of the Braves in 1974, the season when Aaron broke Babe Ruth 's record for career home runs . Aaron hit the record-setting 715th home run in the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers , on April 8, 1974, against pitcher Al Downing . The ball landed in the Braves' bullpen in left-center field, where it was caught on the fly by House. Bill Buckner , then the Dodgers' left fielder, climbed to the top of the fence and begged House for the ball. The game stopped to celebrate the achievement, and after sprinting to the infield, House presented the ball to Aaron at home plate. His only payment was a TV given by a local store.  Photos of House catching and presenting the ball are often included in displays honoring Aaron's achievement, such as the one at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Houston has an enormous lead in the American League West, but the Astros also have developed a monster problem because of their rotation injuries. Even before the season started, the expectation within the industry was that the Astros would add a good rotation piece, more likely someone who they could control beyond the 2017 season. But with Dallas Keuchel , Lance McCullers Jr . and Charlie Morton all out of action, the sense among rival evaluators is that the Astros want to push to jump the market and make a deal. "The need for a starting pitcher is right now ," an AL official said.
Yes. In 1970, amphetamines constituted 14 percent of all psychoactive drugs prescribed by physicians in the United States. The passage of the Controlled Substances Act abruptly changed the availability of amphetamines by imposing severe manufacturing quotas and by establishing strict guidelines for their use. However, with the passage of the 1970 law, illicit drug sales escalated as drugs were designed and manufactured in clandestine laboratories so as to circumvent laws regulating the manufacturing and prescribing of controlled substances. In response, the federal government modified the Controlled Substances Act in 1986 banning all designer drugs and all possible variations of controlled substances, even if yet manufactured.