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posted on May, 3 2004 @ 08:05 PM
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may 4

2002
» Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as a Giants, leading the Giants to a 3–0 win over Cincinnati. Ryan Jensen relieves starter Jason Schmidt in the 1st inning and carries a no–hitter into the 8th before surrendering a single to Jason LaRue. Bonds is the first player to hit 400 homers for one team and 100 with another.

Pinch–hitter Shea Hillenbrand hits a 2–out grand slam in the 9th inning, off Victor Zambrano, to give the Red Sox a 7–5 win over host Tampa Bay. It is the 3rd straight game in which Tampa Bay has blown a lead in the 9th; According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Devil Rays are the first A.L. team since the 1929 White Sox to lose three straight games after taking the lead into the 9th inning

1996
» Roger Pavlik follows Ken Hill's one-hitter with one of his own, the first time in 79 years teammates have tossed back-to-back one-hitters in the American League, as Texas tops the Tigers, 3–1. Mark Lewis's 2-out homer in the 5th inning is the only Bengal safety. Neither Pavlik or Hill allows a walk

1975
» The Giants beat the Astros 8–6 in the first game of a doubleheader at Candlestick. In the 2nd inning, Houston's Bob Watson scores what is calculated as ML baseball's one-millionth run of all time (the Philadelphia Nationals Wes Fisler scored the first run on April 22, 1876) as Milt May hits John Montefusco's first pitch to drive him home. The Reds Dave Concepcion homers about the same moment and races around the bases, but Watson, on 2B, scores first. The Reds lose to Atlanta, 3–2

1950
» The White Sox, helped by Bob "Sugar" Cain's 5-hitter, embarrass the Yankees 15–0 at the Stadium. The score ties the Yank's team record, set in 1907, for the most runs in a shutout loss. One bright spot for the Yankees in the humiliating defeat is Phil Rizzuto's three hits

1931
» At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, back in the lineup, switch positions to spare Ruth's lame leg. Despite five hits by the pair, the Red Sox beat the Yankees, 7–3, as Gehrig makes an error. It is the last game in which Gehrig plays OF

1913
» The U.S. League tries to compete as a ML, with teams in Baltimore, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Reading, New York, Newark, Washington, and Lynchburg. They will open May 10th and fold May 12th; Baltimore is the pennant winner with a 2–0 record


[Edited on 5/16/2004 by toejam]




posted on May, 4 2004 @ 08:03 PM
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may 5th

1999
» The Rockies defeat the Cubs, 13-6, and become the 1st team in 35 years—and only the 3rd this century—to score in all nine innings. The last team to do so was the St. Louis Cardinals, on September 13, 1964, against the Cubs

1991

Dodd Johnson, 1B for the Reno Silver Sox of the California League, homers, doubles, singles, and drives in five runs in a single inning against High Desert. Reno sends 20 batters to the plate and scores 15 runs in the inning on its way to a 20-8 win

1978
» Pete Rose singles off Montreal's Steve Rogers for career hit 3,000 and gets a hug at 1B from former teammate Tony Perez. The Expos beat the Reds 4–3

1962
» Angels rookie Bo Belinsky pitches a no-hitter against the Orioles, the organization from which the cocky lefty was drafted last year. Belinsky has nine strikeouts and beats Steve Barber 2–0

1955
» In his first ML start, Dodger southpaw Tom Lasorda throws three wild pitches in the same inning, to tie a record. He also receives a spike wound from Wally Moon of the Cardinals in a play at the plate. Lasorda later blames his wildness on his catcher, Roy Campanella, but the Dodgers go on to win the game, 4–3. Before the game, Don Newcombe refuses to pitch batting practice for the 2nd time this week and Walt Alston tells him he's suspended. The two will settle their differences tomorrow and Newk will finish up the Dodgers, 6–4 12 inning win over the Phils

1935
» Thirty thousand fans are on hand in Boston to watch two superstars face each other—the Cardinals with young Dizzy Dean on the mound against the Braves with 40-year-old Babe Ruth. Diz walks Ruth his first two times up, then with two strikes on the Bambino, Dean waves his outfielders back and pipes a fast ball down the middle that Ruth misses. Dean wins the game, 7–0, and in his first at bat, homers over Ruth's head in right. Dean will face Ruth again on the 19th, holding the Babe hitless again, and win that game as well

1904
» Boston Pilgrim Cy Young pitches the 2nd of three no-hitters, a 3-0 perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics and Rube Waddell. After Waddell flied out for the final out, Young yells at him, "How do you like that, you hayseed!" For Waddell it is one of his 18 losses this year, the most of his career, against 25 wins. He will strike out 349, a record until Sandy Koufax fans 382 in 1965. Today, he strikes out six while allowing 10 hits. Young stretches his hitless inning skein to 18

1891
» Pittsburgh's Pete Browning bunts into a triple play in the top of the 6th inning and makes an error to allow a run in the bottom of the frame, causing Pittsburgh to lose to the Chicago Colts 1–0


TRD

posted on May, 5 2004 @ 04:04 PM
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The 1999 pne i bet that was awesome to score in all innings, anyone know what other teams did it?



posted on May, 5 2004 @ 09:37 PM
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1998
» In one of the finest pitching efforts ever, Chicago Cub rookie righthander Kerry Wood fans 20 Houston Astros in a 2–0, one-hit victory to tie the major league mark for strikeouts in a 9-inning game. Making only his 5th big league start, the 20-year-old ties the record held by Roger Clemens, who performed the feat twice. Wood does not walk a batter in his masterpiece, allowing only an infield single to Ricky Gutierrez in the 3rd inning, that likely would have been an error had it occurred late in the game. The 20-year-old Wood became the 2nd pitcher in baseball history whose strikeout total matched his age (Bob Feller struck out 17 when he was 17-years-old). Wood struck out the first five batters of the game and struck out seven in a row between the 7th and 9th innings, a streak that ties Jamie Moyer's Cubs record

1995
» In seven National League games, the 14 teams score a total of 118 runs to tie a record as the highest-scoring day in NL history. Seven of the teams score at least 10 runs, led by the Dodgers who plate 17 in their 17-11 win over Colorado. In the 2nd inning of that game, Colorado RF throws out Dodger Tom Candiotti at 1B for a 9–3 putout

1994
» Anthony Young snaps his two-year win drought as a starter as the Cubs pummel the Pirates with nine extra base hits to win, 10–1. Young, who set a major-league record with 27 straight losses, will win his next two starts

1990
Mariners 3B Edgar Martinez makes four errors in a 5–4 win over the Orioles, tying the American League record last equaled by Mike Blowers just three days ago

1982
» At the Kingdome, Gaylord Perry (3-2) becomes the 15th pitcher to win 300 career games, beating the Yankees 7–3. Perry gives up nine hits and six walks in beating Doyle Alexander, and he is the first pitcher to reach the 300-win plateau since Early Wynn in 1963. Perry allegedly wears a different uniform each inning in order to sell them as memorabilia. The Yanks and Alexander lose more than the game: after giving up five runs in 3rd, Alexander enters the dugout and punches the wall, breaking a knuckle and sidelining himself for two months

1978
In a 9–5 loss to Texas, Yankee 2B Willie Randolph pulls the hidden ball trick on Texas Bump Wills in the first inning. In 1980, Randolph will have it pulled on him (as noted by Bill Deane) and he joins Orlando Cepeda as the only two players known to pull off and have pulled on them the HBT

1953
» Bobo Holloman of the St. Louis Browns pitches a no-hitter in his first ML start—his 5th appearance, only the 3rd rookie to do so, in a 6–0 win over the A's Morrie Martin. Bobo also drives home three runs on a pair of singles, his only two ML hits. Within three months he will be out of the majors for good, the winner of just three games, the fewest by a no-hit pitcher

1934
» The Red Sox score 12 runs in the 4th inning, helped along by a record-tying four consecutive triples hit by Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, and Bucky Walters, to beat Detroit 14–4. Firpo Marberry serves up all four triples. In their next at bats in the inning, the foursome tack on two singles, a walk, and a double

1915
» Red Sox P Babe Ruth clouts his first ML home run, off the Yankees Jack Warhop in the 3rd inning at New York's Polo Grounds. Ruth has two other hits but loses the game in the 13th, 4–3, as the Sox makes four errors behind him. Cy Pieh is the winner

1913
» Better organized and financed than other aspiring circuits, the Federal League opens modestly and quietly, with clubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Covington, KY. No attempt is made to sign established ML players. Cy Young manages Cleveland, Deacon Phillippe manages Pittsburgh. After a 6-week season, the pennant winner is Indianapolis

1892
» John Clarkson and Elton "Icebox" Chamberlain pitch a 14-inning scoreless tie, finally called by Jack Sherdian because the angle of the sun was blinding both the batter and pitcher. Clarkson limits the Reds to four hits, one fewer than the Beaneaters can manage off of Chamberlain. The Cincinnati Enquirer states that calling a game "on account of the sun" a good one. "His decision, while it may appear ridiculous on the face of it, was, strange to relate, a just and sensible one



posted on May, 6 2004 @ 01:29 AM
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Originally posted by toejam
may 4

Pinch–hitter Shea Hillenbrand hits a 2–out grand slam in the 9th inning, off Victor Zambrano, to give the Red Sox a 7–5 win over host Tampa Bay. It is the 3rd straight game in which Tampa Bay has blown a lead in the 9th; According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Devil Rays are the first A.L. team since the 1929 White Sox to lose three straight games after taking the lead into the 9th inning



The A's have blown their last two games to the Godamn Yankees tonight it was in the ninth as well as yesterday... maybe we could set another streak record...



posted on May, 6 2004 @ 10:48 PM
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1999

The Rockies defeat the Phillies, 8-1. In the process, they tie an NL record by extending their scoring streak to 14 straight innings before Curt Schilling stops them in the 2nd frame

1997
» The Expos score a National League-record 13 runs in the 6th inning of their game against the Giants on the way to a 19-3 win. The Expos send 17 batters to the plate. Mike Lansing homers twice in the inning to drive in five runs, becoming the 3rd Expo to perform the feat, and the 1st NL second baseman to do so since Bobby Lowe in 1894. Henry Rodriguez hits a grand slam in the 5-run 5th.

Former Tiger star Denny McLain is sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution for stealing from the pension fund of a company he owned. The company, Peet Packing, went bankrupt 18 months after McLain bought it.

1993

In a Triple-A game between the Omaha Royals and Oklahoma City 89ers, the Royals explode for four consecutive home runs with two outs in the 8th inning of their 11-4 victory. Karl Rhodes, Terry Shumpert, Russ McGinnis, and Bob Hamelin all connected for Omaha, off Gerald Alexander. After the next batter made the 3rd out, Benny Distefano led off the 9th for Oklahoma City with a homer, making five round-trippers in six batters. The Royals win, 11–4. Only once before in the minors have there been four straight homers hit: for Tulsa (Western League) on July 1, 1923. Lyman Smith, Jocko Conlan, Wes Griffin, and Jim Blakesley hit home runs off Wichita's Karl Black. They were the first four batters of the contest in the opener of a doubleheader

1992
» The Indians commit around-the-horn errors in a 8–7 victory over the Rangers. 1B Paul Sorrento boots a ground ball, 2B Carlos Baerga misses a pop–up, SS Mark Lewis drops a throw and 3B Brook Jacoby boots another grounder.

1980
» Kansas City collects nine consecutive hits (one shy of the American League record set by Boston in 1901) in an 8-run 4th inning, and goes on to defeat Texas 12–5.

1959
» The Los Angeles Coliseum is jammed by 93,103 on "Roy Campanella Night" for an exhibition game between the Dodgers and the New York Yankees. This is the largest crowd in ML history. The Yanks win 6–2.

1957
» Gil McDougald of the Yankees hits a wicked line-drive that strikes Cleveland's Herb Score in the right eye. Score, with a broken nose and lacerations, is carried off the field on a stretcher. Bob Lemon relieves and wins the game, 2–1. Score will return the following year but his pitching will not be the same

1941

At the Polo Grounds, Reds SS Eddie Joost accepts a record 19 chances as Cincinnati edges New York, 1–0. In addition to his 10 assists and nine putouts, Joost has a throwing error and the game's only stolen base. Ernie Lombardi's homer accounts for the only run as Bucky Walters is the winner over Prince Hal Schumacher in a battle of veterans. Both pitchers keep the ball down and each outfield accounts for a single flyout, tying the ML mark for fewest chances by two teams

1940
» The Dodgers are drubbed by the Cardinals 18–2 when St. Louis totals 49 bases on 20 hits. The Cards have 13 extra base hits, seven of them home runs to set a National League mark for extra bases on long hits (29). Eddie Lake and Johnny Mize each have a pair. Brooklyn then becomes the first NL team to fly, going from St. Louis to Chicago on two planes. The Red Sox flew the same route July 30, 1936, but for reasons of cost and risk, no other teams try the airlines. The Dodgers will fly from New York from Chicago

1929
» Yankee southpaw Tom Zachary wins a 6–5 game in relief at St. Louis, the first of his 12 wins without a loss for the year, a ML record. No pitcher will have a better season without losing a game. His batterymate, rookie Bill Dickey, helps out with his first major league homer, off General Crowder

1925
» Pirates SS Glenn Wright pulls a solo triple play at 2B in the 9th, grabbing Jim Bottomley's liner, stepping on the bag before Johnny Cooney can get back, and tagging Rogers Hornsby coming down from 1B to end the game. The Pirates win 10–9 after scoring six runs in the 8th

1917
» Red Sox P Babe Ruth allows just two singles in outpitching Washington's Walter Johnson. Ruth knocks in the only run with an 8th inning sacrifice fly. Ruth strikes out 3, while Johnson fans seven and gives up four hits. It is the 3rd time that Johnson has lost to Ruth by a 1–0 score. Ruth is now 6–0 with six complete games

1904
» In St, Louis, the first-place Giants provoke a protest in winning 2-1, with a pair in the 9th off starter Jack Taylor. John McGraw, pinch running after a single by Jack Warner, scores on a single by Roger Bresnahan. As McGraw rounded 3B, with 1B coach Gilbert following him, the entire Giant team collects along the 3B line yelling, St. Louis 1B Jake Beckley complains to the ump about it and, when one of the Giants dashes to home from the coach's box, Beckley fires to an uncovered home plate, thinking it is Bresnahan trying to score. Which he then does for the win. St. Louis manager Kid Nichols protests the game, claiming, correctly, that the players left the bench in violation of rule 56, section 17. The rule states: "if one or more members of the team at bat stand or collect around a base for which a base runner is trying, thereby confusing the fielding side and adding to the difficult of making such play, the base runner shall be declared out for the interference of his teammate or teammates." NL president Pulliam rejects the complaint and many fans and writers agree, saying the protest is unmanly, as noted by historian Benton Stark (The Year They Called off the World Series



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 08:20 AM
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may 9th

2001
» Diamondbacks flamethrower Randy Johnson strikes out 20 Reds in Arizona's 4-3 win over Cincinnati in 11 innings. Johnson gets all 20 in his nine innings of work, but does not tie Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood's record since the contest goes into extra frames. The Reds score two in the top of the 11th, but the D'Backs come back with 3, scoring the winning run on a bases loaded walk by reliever Danny Graves

1994

In their first official game against an all-men's team, the Colorado Silver Bullets are defeated by the Northern League All-Stars, 19-0. The Bullets are outhit, 21-2, and commit six errors in the field

1984
» Minnesota's Kirby Puckett collects four singles in his first ML game, a 5–0 blanking of the Angels. He's the 9th player in history to collect four hits in his first 9-inning game

1973
» Cubs manager Whitey Lockman is ejected during a 12-inning 3–2 win over the Padres. Coach Ernie Banks fills in for the last few innings, technically becoming the ML's first black manager. Cubs Bob Locker pitches in his 500th game: all have been in relief, a ML record.

For the second time in his career, Pirate Willie Stargell poles one out of Dodger Stadium. His blast off Andy Messersmith hits the RF pavilion roof 470 feet away. His first home run, a 506-foot shot, came off Alan Foster on August 5, 1969. No other player has hit one out of the stadium. LA wins, 7–4.

In a 9–7 losing effort against the Giants, Cardinals ace Bob Gibson makes his 242nd consecutive start. It is a new 20th century record passing that of Red Ruffing, who never pitched in relief the last 10 years of his career.

Former P Ralph Miller dies in Cincinnati at age 100. Miller was the last survivor of 19th-century ball, and the first former ML player to reach the century mark

1968
» Oakland's Catfish Hunter pitches a perfect game against the Twins, winning 4-0. The 22-year old righthander hurls the first American League regular season perfecto in 46 years. He strikes out 11, including Harmon Killebrew three times, and drives in three of the A's four runs, the other coming on a two-out, bases-loaded walk to 1B Danny Cater in the eighth inning

1965
» Elmira (Eastern League) beats Springfield 2–1 in 27 innings, a new (but broken June 14, 1966) record for organized baseball's longest game. The attendance is 386 fans. Fred Beene picks up the win, pitching the last 12 innings. The game is scoreless for 25 innings, with both teams scoring in the 26th, and finally Elmira breaks through in the 27th. Elmira is managed by Earl Weaver

1863

A Stan Musial home run against the Dodgers gives him 1,357 extra-base hits, surpassing Babe Ruth's ML record. He will get 20 more and permanent possession of 2nd place lifetime. The Cards lose 11–5

1961

The new National League entry is New York is officially named the "Mets." Not Metropolitans, just Mets. At a ceremony at the Savoy Hilton, owner Joan Payson swings a bottle of champagne and after three unsuccessful whacks turns the job over to a waiter who uses a bottle opener. The "Mets" was the choice among the 10 finalists: Continentals, Burros, Mets, Skyliners, Skyscrapers, Bees, Rebels, NYBs, Avengers, and Jets. The original list was 644 names from 9,613 suggestions

1947
» A movement among Cardinal players to protest its first meeting with Jackie Robinson and the Dodgers is aborted by a clubhouse talk from owner Sam Breadon, according to a story by writer Stanley Woodward, League president Ford Frick had warned the team that if a strike occurred, any player involved would be suspended. Cardinal manager Eddie Dyer denies there was any strike talk. The Cards win 5–1, for their 2nd win in a row

1942
» At Ebbets Field, in the first twilight game in 24 years, the Dodgers top the Giants 7–6 with Dolph Camilli's 7th inning home run onto Bedford Avenue the big blow. With more than 24,000 fans on hand, nearly $60,000 is raised for the Navy Relief Fund, as all the proceeds are donated. Everyone, including the ball players and umps, pay their way into the park

1922
» Hasty makes wasty as Cleveland hits a ML record-tying four triples in the 5th off the A's Bob Hasty and roll over Philadelphia, 14–4. George Uhle is the winner

1912

The Giants score nine runs by the 3rd inning and young Jeff Tesreau holds on for an 11–8 win over the Cardinals. Christy Mathewson relieves in the 9th for New York. In the 7th inning, with a man on third, Tesreau grounds to SS Wally Smith, whose throw to 1B hits ump Brick Owens in the head knocking him out (as noted by Retrosheet). Owens' wife, who is watching from the grandstands, faints. The runner is sent back to 3B and Tesreau hits again. Owens is back at work tomorrow

1903
» White Stockings pitcher Nixey Callahan gets five hits for the 3rd time in his career (also June 29, 1897 and May 18, 1902), but the 11-inning loss to the St. Louis Browns is the final game he will pitch in the major leagues. He will play other positions until 1913. Nixey is the only pitcher ever to garner five hits three times

1902
» Chicago again tops the Giants, winning 10-4. Cubs manager Frank Selee comments that the distance from the pitcher's mound to the plate looks short. Horace Fogel, the Giants manager, measures the distance and finds the lane is 15 inches short. New York protests and it is upheld on June 3rd. The two games are ordered replayed

1896
» The St. Louis Browns dismiss manager Harry Diddlebock for intoxication. Player Arlie Latham and owner Chris Von der Ahe manage two games apiece before Von der Ahe settles on Roger Connor.

In the top of the 9th inning, Philadelphia's Billy Nash starts to argue with the umpire over a called strike. Clark Griffith throws a pitch in the midst of the argument which nicks Nash's bat, resulting in a DP. Griffith's quick thinking helps the Chicago Colts take a 5–3 victory


Ben

posted on May, 8 2004 @ 10:12 AM
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lots of history on that date, 20k's by Randy thats pretty good i must say



posted on May, 9 2004 @ 08:54 AM
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2001
» Red Sox 2B Chris Stynes, who had three hits in yesterday's win, suffers two fractures in his left cheekbone when he is hit by an Aaron Sele pitch in the 2nd inning. He'll miss six weeks. Seattle breaks a 5–5 tie in the 8th on John Olerud's double to win, 10–5. David Bell has four RBI for the M's, while Trot Nixon homers and Manny Ramirez and Troy O'Leary go back-to-back in the 4th

1999

Florida St. junior 2B Marshall McDougall goes 7-7, with an NCAA record six consecutive home runs and 16 RBIs, as the Seminoles defeat Maryland, 26-2. McDougall opens the game with a single. His mark breaks the home run record set by Henry Rochelle of Campbell, who hit five homers in a game in 1985. The RBI mark was held by Jim LaFountain of Louisville who drove in 14 against Western Kentucky in 1976

1997

Prior to the team's game with Atlanta, Pirates players stand inside the stadium gates to shake hands and pose for pictures. They then proceed to beat the Braves, 9-0.

1995
» The Indians score eight runs before any outs are recorded in the 1st inning, tying a major league record. Paul Sorrento, Kenny Lofton and Carlos Baerga each hit home runs in the stanza, as Cleveland goes on to a 10-0 victory behind Orel Hershiser and Paul Assenmacher

1990

Louisville OF Bernard Gilkey sets an American Association record by collecting three hits—2 singles and a home run—in the Redbird's 16-run 3rd inning against the Nashville Sounds. 21 players collect 14 hits in the frame. The Redbirds win 18–4 after losing to the Sounds yesterday, 17–5.

1987
» Eddie Murray homers from each side of the plate for the 2nd consecutive game, a ML first. Murray's four home runs in two days help the Orioles to 7–6 and 15–6 wins over the White Sox. Yesterday, Murray took righty Jose DeLeon and lefty Ray Searage deep; today it is Joel McKeon (LHP) and Bob James (RHP).

After going 15 years without one, Chris Speier hits his 2nd grand slam in a week to lead San Francisco to a 9–4 win over Pittsburgh. Speier also connected for a grand slam against the Cardinals on May 5th

1984
» The longest—and slowest—game in American League history ends in the 25th inning when Harold Baines homers off Chuck Porter to give the White Sox a 7–6 victory over the Brewers. It is the latest homer in history. The game falls one inning shy of the ML record, but takes by far the most time to play: eight hours and six minutes. The contest was suspended yesterday after 17 innings with the score tied 3–3, and each team scores three more runs in the 21st. The Sox lose a chance to win in the 21st as runner Dave Stegman is touched by 3B coach Jim Leyland, which leads to a Sox protest. Tom Seaver pitches the final inning to earn the win, then wins the regularly scheduled game as well 5–4. Tom Paciorek of the Sox, who sets a major-league record as he enters the game in the fourth inning and registers nine at bats.

Umpire Joe West ejects two television cameramen from Shea Stadium when they allow the Mets to view replays of a controversial play at the plate in which Hubie Brooks is called out. The Mets beat Atlanta, 3–1, with Ron Darling getting the win

1979
» Four bench-clearing brawls and two grand slams (Gary Matthews and John Milner) highlight the Pirates wild 17–9 victory over the Braves. Substitute umpires eject five players, four managers, and a coach

1962
» Brooks Robinson becomes the 6th major leaguer this century to hit grand slams in back-to-back games, as he hits one against Kansas City's Ed Rakow. Baltimore wins 6–3 at home. Brooks hit a grand slam on the 6th.

The Orioles ship Marvelous Marv Throneberry to the Mets for C Hobie Landrith and cash.

1961
» Jim Gentile becomes the 3rd player to hit grand slams in consecutive innings (Tony Lazzeri in 1936, Jim Tabor in 1939: Rudy York in 1946 also hit two grand slams, but not in consecutive innings) when he belts one off Pedro Ramos in the first and adds another off Paul Giel in the 2nd. His eight RBI in consecutive innings set a ML record. Gentile also tacks on a sacrifice fly to give him a club record nine RBI in the 13–5 drubbing of the Twins.

The Indians tie a major-league record with just 23 official at bats as Chicago's Herb Score pitches a 2-hit 4–2 win

1956
» Tom Poholsky allows four hits and the Cardinals beat the Phils and Herm Wehmeier, 3–0. It is a club-record 14th win in a row for the Cardinals over Wehmeier stretching back to July 3, 1949. It is also a National League record for consecutive losses from the start a career

1930
» The Yankees and the Tigers outfielders make only two putouts for an American League record which has never been equaled. The National League record for OF idleness is one chance (Pittsburgh versus Brooklyn, August 26, 1910). Detroit's George Uhle strikes out eight in winning, 5–4, and dropping the Yanks to 7th place. Henry Johnson (7 innings) and George Pipgras are the New York hurlers


» Thirty walks are allowed at Philadelphia as Detroit overwhelms the A's 16–2. Tiger rookie George Cunningham is lifted with one out in the 3rd inning after walking six batters. He is given the win, but leaves with a no hitter and leading 9–0. Eighteen of the walks are issued by the A's — 12 by reliever Carl Ray — on their way to a season total of 715. Not until 1938 will a team (the St. Louis Browns with 737) top that. Detroit will add another 11 walks against the A's tomorrow for a 2-game major-league record of 29

1896
» Washington defeats Pittsburgh 14–9 in a beanball battle. Senators pitcher Win Mercer hits three Pittsburgh batters while Pirate "Pink" Hawley plunks three Washington batters in a disastrous 11-run 7th inning, tying a mark he set on July 4, 1894. Hawley retires in 1900 after only nine seasons with a still-standing National League record of 195 hit batters. All told, eight batters are plunked in the contest, an NL-record five by Hawley. The five Washington batters hit by pitches ties the NL mark and won't be matched till July 2, 1969.

Baltimore's Hughie Jennings knocks down Reds 3B Charlie Irwin before he can catch Bid McPhee's throw. Jennings scores afterward to give the Orioles a controversial 6–5, 10-inning win over Cincinnati. Umpire Bob Emslie is escorted out of the ballpark by Cincinnati police


TRD

posted on May, 9 2004 @ 01:24 PM
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Thirty walks are allowed at Philadelphia as Detroit overwhelms the A's..

Thats alot is that a record?



posted on May, 9 2004 @ 08:44 PM
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may 10

2000
» The Twins defeated the Indians, 10-9, overcoming an 8-1 deficit. It is the biggest comeback in Minnesota's 40-year history

Marlins P Ricky Bones is scratched from his start after injuring his lower back watching television. The injury occurs while Bones is relaxing in a clubhouse recliner

1999
» The Red Sox pound the Mariners, 12-4, as SS Nomar Garciaparra leads the way with three home runs, including two grand slams. Garciaparra drives home 10 of Boston's runs as he clouts a bases loaded homer in the 1st, a 2-run shot in the 3rd, and another grand slam in the 8th. Nomar is the first Bosox since Jim Tabor, in 1939, to slam two slams in a game, and just the 9th in ML history. Robin Ventura last did it, in 1995

1991
» Oakland OF Jose Canseco is photographed leaving the West Side apartment of singer Madonna. He then goes 0-for-3 in Oakland's 5–3 loss to the Yankees

1972
» Orioles lefty Dave McNally hurls his 4th shutout of the season, blanking the Rangers, 1–0. Pete Broberg, who allows just two hits, takes the loss

1967
» In the 8th inning against Jim Bunning of the Phillies, Hank Aaron drives a ball to deep CF and scores ahead of the relay. It will be the only inside-the-park home run among his 755

1959
» The Phils Jim Hearn comes on in relief to pitch 11/3 innings against the Pirates. He allows two earned runs before the game is suspended, with the Pirates ahead 6–4. Hearn is released before the game is completed in July and will be charged with the loss two months after his retirement.

In the first game of a doubleheader, Cubs reliever Elmer Singleton defeats reliever Lindy McDaniel of the Cardinals 10–9. In the nightcap, McDaniel is the winner and Singleton the loser 8–7.

1957
» Mayor George Christopher of San Francisco confers with Horace Stoneham on a possible shift of the Giants franchise to the West Coast

1946
» Before a Friday Ladies' Day crowd at Yankee Stadium of 64,183, the first-place Red Sox take their 15th straight game, a 5–4 win over the Yankees. Earl Johnson gets the win with four innings of scoreless relief. A Joe DiMaggio grand slam accounts for all the Bombers' scoring



posted on May, 10 2004 @ 08:25 PM
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2001
» An arbitrator rules that major league baseball must reinstate nine of the 22 umpires who lost their jobs when they resigned last season

2000
» The Marlins edge the Braves, 5-4, as Florida rookie P Joe Strong makes his major league debut at age 37. He is the oldest rookie to play in a game in nearly 40 years.

The Brewers defeat the Cubs, 14-8, in the longest 9-inning game in NL history. The four hour and 22 minute contest features 35 hits and 19 walks. Mark Loretta is 5-for-5 in the game, while Glenallen Hill hits a 490-foot home run which lands on the roof of a 3-story building across Waveland Avenue.

The Devil Rays defeat the Yankees, 1-0, behind P Steve Trachsel, who hurls the first seven innings. Trachsel, who defeated the Red Sox, 1-0, in his last start, becomes the 1st AL pitcher in 24 years to win back-to-back 1-0 games

1999
» The Rockies beat the Mets, 10-3, as Bobby M. Jones of Colorado bests Bobby J. Jones of NY. It is the 1st time this century that two pitchers with the same name have started against one another. On April 16, 1899, John B. Taylor of Cincinnati matched up with John W. Taylor of Chicago. In 1876, George H. Bradley of Boston and George W. Bradley of St. Louis started against each other twice: G.W. Bradley started all 64 of St. Louis' games that year

1996
» At Joe Robbie Stadium, Al Leiter tosses the major's first no-hitter of the year, burying the Rockies, 11–0. Leiter (6–2), using mostly fast balls, is in control all the way, and retires five batters in the 8th and 9th innings on just one pitch each. He walks two and fans six in his masterpiece.

At John Franco Day at Shea Stadium, the veteran reliever celebrates by being ejected in the 5th inning following a vicious benches-clearing brawl between the Mets and the Cubs. The brawl, which lasts 18 minutes, starts when Mets' P Pete Harnisch reaches around ump Greg Bonin to punch Cubs' C Scott Servais. There are nine ejections, including Servais and Harnisch, who will receive an eight game suspension and a $1,000 fine for his punch. Mets bullpen coach Steve Swisher, also ejected, will get a 2-game suspension. Fortunately for the Mets, Rico Brogna was only punched, and he hits back with his 2nd homer, to win, 7–6 in the 9th inning. Brogna adds a triple and double on the afternoon. In 1996, National League umps will toss 101 players, a decrease of 11 tosses from 1995; American League umps will eject 75 during the year, down from 93 in 1995

1991
» When a heckler taunts recovering alcoholic Albert Belle during Cleveland's 2-1 loss to California, the Indians' OF hits the fan in the chest with a baseball. Many in the crowd applaud Belle, who is suspended for one week by American League president Dr. Bobby Brown and ordered to contribute a week's salary to a charity of his choice.

1990
» Citing a no-trade clause in his contract, Yankee OF Dave Winfield refuses to report to the Angels after being traded for Mike Witt. Winfield will eventually accept the trade on May 16th, ending his often stormy relationship with Yankee owner George Steinbrenner

1989

The Tigers, with the worst record in the ML, lose 3–1 to their Toledo farm club. The winning pitcher is 40-year-old Mud Hens manager John Wockenfuss, who never pitched during his 12-year ML career

1984
» The Tigers improve their record to 26-4 with an 8–2 win over the Angels and establish a new record for the best 30-game start in ML history, eclipsing the Dodgers 25-5 mark in 1955

1980
» In a 7–3 win over the Reds, Philadelphia's Pete Rose, 39-years old, steals 2B, 3B, and home in one inning. It is the fifth time since 1928 that this has been accomplished: The last National Leaguer to pull this feat was Jackie Robinson in 1954

1972
» The Giants trade future Hall of Famer Willie Mays to the Mets for minor league P Charlie Williams and cash

1971
» Indian pitcher Steve Dunning connects for a grand slam, but doesn't get the win, as Cleveland beats the A's 7–5. Dunning, who came straight to the majors from Stanford, hits the last grand slam this century by an AL pitcher

1962
» Minnie Minoso of the Cardinals suffers a fractured skull and broken wrist running into the outfield wall while chasing a Duke Snider triple. The Dodgers win 8–5. Minnie will be out of action until July 19th, then go back on the DL on August 18th when Craig Anderson hits him with a pitch breaking his left forearm

1929
» After 25 consecutive complete games, White Sox righthander Tommy Thomas comes out in the 5th inning of a 9–2 loss to Washington. He will still lead the American League with 24 CG, the 3rd year in a row he'll complete that many starts

1927
» In St. Louis, Babe Ruth belts his 2nd homer in two days and his 8th of the year, off Ernie Nevers, as the Yanks win, 4–2. The ball is to the left of the CF flag pole in Sportsman's Park, the longest ball to date ever hit there. Martin Haley in the St. Louis Post Dispatch writes: "Homeric Herman careened the animated leather for a sky-scraping bulls eye into the distant center-field bleachers, the ball clattering up the icy seats at the point where the left-center and dead-center field sections conjoin

Walter Johnson retires 28 consecutive batters during a 12-inning scoreless tie against Jack Quinn and the New York Yankees. Future football immortal George Halas, batting leadoff for New York, fans twice and goes 0-for-5.

1901
» The largest NL crowd of the year so far (8,500) fills Brooklyn's Washington Park to view the Boy Wonder from Bucknell, Christy Mathewson. Matty doesn't disappoint, topping Brooklyn's William Kennedy, 7-0, as Brooklyn manages just two hits off the Giants budding star. New York moves into 3rd place with the win

1894
» In the course of a 12–7 loss to Philadelphia, Baltimore's star SS Hughie Jennings is hit by three Wilfred "Kid" Carsey pitches, establishing a ML record



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2002
» The Yankees top Minnesota on Mother's Day, 10–4, giving Joe Torre his 1,500th career win as manager

2001
» At Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, the Marlins' A.J. Burnett no-hits the Padres, 3-0. He strikes out 7, but walks 9 -- the most in a no-no -- and hits a batter in his gem. It is the 228th complete game no-hitter in major-league history. Burnett mixes just five curveballs and one changeup with 122 fastballs

Texas whips the White Sox, 16–6 as Alex Rodriguez hits a 1st inning home run, his 200th. He's the 5th youngest to reach the mark. He adds his 201st, a 3-run shot, in the 9th. Gabe Kapler and Ken Caminiti also homer

1998
» The Met–Padre game is postponed because of rain. It is the 1st rainout in San Diego in 15 years, ending a streak of 1,184 home games without a cancellation for the Padres, the longest streak in the majors for a team without a domed stadium

1996

Houston C Jerry Goff, brought up on May 8th, makes his presence felt by allowing a ML record-tying six passed balls in a 7–6 loss to Montreal. Five of the Expos' runs are unearned. Goff hits a homer in the 2nd, in his first at bat this year, but allows two passed balls in the 1st, 3rd and 4th innings. Montreal SS Mark Grudzielanek gets five singles to lead the Expos. Goff joins Harry Vickers (1902) and Geno Petralli (1987) in the record books

1991
» Six-foot ten-inch Randy Johnson of the Mariners squares off against 6-foot 7-inch Ben McDonald of the Orioles in the tallest pitching matchup in history. Neither is involved in the decision in the game won by the Mariners, 5-4.

1975
» The Royals leave a record tying 15 men on base without scoring in a 5–0 loss to the Tigers. Tiger rookie Vern Ruhle allows 12 baserunners in his seven 1/3 innings, in picking up the win. The 15 runners in a shutout has been done three times before, the last on August 1, 1941. The mark will finally be eclipsed by the Cards in 1994

1970
» At Wrigley, Ernie Banks becomes the 8th member of the 500 home run club, connecting off Pat Jarvis during a 4–3 eleven-inning Cub win over the Braves. It his 1,600th career RBI. Frank Secory, an ex-Cub, is umpiring this game, and he was one of the umpires in the 1953 game in which Banks hit is first homer. Billy Williams' homer in the 9th ties the game and Ron Santo's RBI single in the 11th wins it. Atlanta's Rico Carty, meanwhile, has three singles and has hit in 30 consecutive games.

1969
» Cardinal Bob Gibson becomes the 7th National League pitcher to strike out the side on nine pitches. He does it in the 7th inning of a 6–2 St. Louis win over the Dodgers

1958
» Willie Mays hits the first grand slam in the history of the San Francisco Giants and adds another home run as Los Angeles loses 12–3

1955
» Sam "Toothpick" Jones of the Cubs no-hits the Pirates 4–0, fanning the last three batters in the 9th after walking the bases loaded. It is the first no-hitter in Wrigley Field since the double no-hitter of 1917, and the first no-hitter in the ML by a black pitcher. The Cubs lace 15 hits against Nellie King and Vernon Law. TV announcer Harry Creighton joked in a pre-game interview with Jones that he'd give him a gold toothpick if he pitched a no-hitter. Creighton keeps his word

1951
» Although Boston's Dom DiMaggio begins his 27-game hitting streak, the longest of the season in the American League, with three hits against the Senators, Washington wins 5–4.

1936
» After the Dodgers beat Dizzy Dean, 5–2, at Ebbets Field, Cardinal captain Leo Durocher and Casey Stengel agree to meet under the stands and the Dodger manager gets a cut lip in a brief fight. The fight was the result of much bickering about calls during the game and some pre-game bantering

1926
» Walter Johnson wins the 400th game of his career by defeating the St. Louis Browns, 7–4. He is now 6–1, but will lose his next seven in a row as the Senators go into a tailspin

1911
» Against the Yankees at Bennett Park, Ty Cobb scores a run from 1st on a short single to right, scores from 2B on a wild pitch, then doubles home two runs in the 7th to tie the game. When New York C Ed Sweeney vehemently argues the call at the plate, the rest of the infield gathers, leaving Cobb untended at 2B. With no time out called, Cobb strolls to third base, and then ambles in to observe the continuing argument. When he spots an opening in the circle of players, he quickly slides in with the go-ahead run. The Tigers win, 6–5.

1909
» The first use of wireless to transmit baseball results is made by the Columbia University Wireless Club. The proceedings of the game between the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia were relayed from the Bellevue-Stratford in Philadelphia to New York's Waldorf Astoria, where students took the messages. Penn prevails 11-0

1901
» The Reds Noodles Hahn cooks the Pirates, 6-1, allowing nine hits, one to each batter


TRD

posted on May, 12 2004 @ 05:22 PM
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Willie Mays hits the first grand slam in the history of the San Francisco Giants in 1958

Well thats unreal i wouldn't have thought that at all..



posted on May, 12 2004 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by TRD
Willie Mays hits the first grand slam in the history of the San Francisco Giants in 1958

Well thats unreal i wouldn't have thought that at all..


i'm sure it wasn't the first grandslam in Giants franchise history, that is probably the first or second year they were in san francisco.


TRD

posted on May, 12 2004 @ 05:59 PM
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Ahh maybe thats it Aegis..Thats what i meant it took untill 1958 to get the first one.

Did you read the one in 1911 about what Ty Cobb did? That is unbelievable LOL!!!!!



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from what i read Ty Cobb was quite the character. he holds the record for stealing second third and home plate in the same inning, the most for a career. what i wouldn't give to see someone steal home plate these days.


TRD

posted on May, 12 2004 @ 06:07 PM
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Well i don't watch as much baseball as some of you guy's but i think i have only seen someone steal home plate twice i think..

What made me laugh though was how Ty Cobb did it....



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2002
» The Giants defeat the Braves, 7–6 in 11 innings, as an earthquake jolts Pac Bell Park during the 9th inning. The game was not stopped by the quake

2001
» Diamondbacks P Randy Johnson strikes out 12 to match Luis Tiant's mark of 32 K's in two straight games. The major league record is 33, by Kerry Wood. It's Big Unit's 6th game in a row with 10+ strikeouts. Arizona beats the Phillies, 6–1.

1997
» Eddie Murray gets two hits in Anaheim's 8-7 win over the White Sox. The game is the 3,000th of Murray's career, making him only the 6th player in history to reach that mark. Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, and Stan Musial are the others

1995
» The San Bernardino Spirit defeats San Jose, 1-0, in 21 innings in the longest shutout in California League history. C Paul Konerko's hit drives home the game's only run

1993
» In the Royals 7-3 victory over the Indians, George Brett hits the 300th home run of his career, making him the 6th player with 300 homers and 3,000 hits. Cleveland OF Albert Belle receives a 3-game suspension for charging the mound after being hit by a pitch from Hipolito Pichardo of the Royals

1991

Three generations of Carays make history by broadcasting the Braves-Cubs game—Hall of Fame announcer Harry Caray, son Skip Caray, and grandson Chip Caray

1989
» Kirby Puckett hits four doubles in the Twins 10–8 win over the Blue Jays, tying the ML single-game record. He will hit two more doubles in a 13–1 win tomorrow to tie the 2-game record.

1986
» Helped by an unusual 3-6-1-2-4 triple play in the first inning, Seattle goes on to defeat Milwaukee 8–5. After Randy Ready and Ernest Riles walk to open the game, Cecil Cooper hits a bouncer to 1B Alvin Davis, who throws to 2B to force Riles. Cooper beats the return throw to 1B, but Ready is thrown out trying to score, and Cooper is thrown out at 2B trying to advance during the play at the plate

1973
» The Yankees tie a major-league record by hitting four home runs in a shutout game in which no other runs are scored. The mark was originally set by Cleveland on August 2, 1956

1972
» The Brewers score in the top of the 22nd to win 4–3, then lose to the Twins 4–3 in 15 innings. The two games take nine hours and 23 minutes to complete and sets an AL record for consecutive innings played in two days.

1971
» The Reds swap OF Angel Bravo to the Padres for OF Al Ferrara, who (as noted by Reds historians Greg Rhodes and John Snyder) once played solo piano at Carnegie Hall at age 12. After Ferrara hits .182 for the season, he'll pose the question: "what did you expect for Angel Bravo -- Willie Mays

1969
» Cubs 1B Ernie Banks has seven RBI—including his 1,500th—on two 3-run homers and a double in Chicago's 19–0 blowout against San Diego, matching the biggest shutout margin in modern National League history. Cubs pitcher Dick Selma is the recipient, allowing just three hits, while Dick Kelley takes the loss. The Pads swapped Selma earlier in the season and he gives the Cubs their 3rd shutout in a row. Banks, Billy Williams and Randy Hundley leave after Oliver's home run in the 6th makes it 14–0, and Don Young caps a 5-run 7th with a 3-run homer. Selma's shutout follows consecutive shutouts by Ferguson Jenkins and Ken Holtzman

1967
» At Fenway, the Tigers outslug the Red Sox, 10–8, with the victory going to Moose Korince. Moose will end his career this year at 1-0, the only undefeated Canadian pitcher in the majors

1960

Philadelphia suffers its 3rd straight 1–0 shutout, losing to the Reds in Cincinnati. The Phillies, losers of back-to-back 1–0 games in San Francisco, tie the major-league record for straight 1–0 losses. Jim O'Toole's win is Cincinnati's 9th straight. The Phils announce a trade of 1B Ed Bouchee and P Don Cardwell to the Cubs for 2B Tony Taylor and C Cal Neeman

At Cincinnati, the Reds are down 9–1 when P Raul Sanchez starts a brawl by plunking three of four Phils batters in the 8th inning, the last batter being P Gene Conley. Phils manager Gene Mauch then charges the mound to tackle Sanchez. Both dugouts empty with fights all around. The most cinematic is 2B Billy Martin, 5'11" taking on the 6'11" Conley, though future Hall of Famers Frank Robinson and Robin Roberts is a close second. It takes 12 minutes to restore order. The Phils romp 14–3, then lose 5–1 in the doubleheader.

1959
» Milwaukee's Warren Spahn becomes the 3rd National League lefty to win 250 games, beating the Cards 3–2

1955
» It's Friday the 13th and bad luck for the Tigers as Mickey Mantle homers from both sides of the plate for the first time. In all, Mantle has three home runs, the first two lefty against starter Steve Gromek, and the third off Bob Miller, all to the deep reaches of the right centerfield bleachers. Mick adds a single, good for five RBIs as New York beats Detroit 5–2. Whitey Ford goes seven innings for the win. Mantle joins Tony Lazzeri (1927), Ben Chapman (1932), and Bill Dickey (1939) as the only Yanks to hits three homers in a game at Yankee Stadium

1951
» At Philadelphia's Shibe Park, Mickey Mantle hits his first righty homer, off Alex Kellner, in the majors, then makes the last out by popping up his bunt attempt with the tying run on 3rd. The A's win 5–4, then win the nitecap as well. Mantle has no homers in the 2nd game loss, but misses 2nd base on a hit

1947
» Ted Williams hits two home runs to LF, the first to that pasture in his career at Fenway Park, as the Red Sox wallop the White Sox 19–6. Earlier in the day, Williams had promised a boy in the Malden hospital that he would hit a homer for him. Bobby Doerr cycles for the 2nd time in his career, the first Sox to do that, and has a double and single in the 9-run 8th to complete his cycle. Bill Zuber is the winner over Earl Harrist

At Crosley Field, 27,164 fans watch the Reds beat the Dodgers, 7–5. It is estimated that nearly 9,000 of the fans are black, attracted to the game because of Robinson. As fans head for the exits after the game, the organist plays Bye, Bye, Blackbird.

1946
» The Yankees become the first ML team to fly on a regular basis, as the fly United to St. Louis aboard the Yankee Mainliner. Red Ruffing and four others choose to take the train

1929
» In Cleveland, fans have no trouble telling the players apart, as both teams wear numbers on their uniform backs. This is a first in the majors. The Indians beat the Yanks 4–3, despite a homer by New York's Mark Koenig off Willis Hudlin in the 6th inning. Also in the 6th, Yankee catcher Bill Dickey records three assists. For New York, it is their 3rd loss after six straight wins

1912
» Hippo Vaughn and the Yankees stop the host Tigers, 15–4. The Tigers score in the first inning when Ty Cobb swipes home.

A Western Union telegraph operator named Lou Proctor inserts his name as a pinch hitter into the Browns-Red Sox box score (no hits in one at bat). TSN will publish the box score and, years later, Proctor's name will appear in the first editions of The Baseball Encyclopedia

1911
» At Hilltop Park, Fred Merkle has six RBIs in one inning—on a double and a Fred Merkle inside-the-park home run—as the Giants tee off on three St. Louis pitchers for 13 runs in the first inning, including seven before an out is recorded. Merkle adds a 3-run double in the inning and then scores the last run on the front end of a successful double steal. The spree ties a first inning major-league record enjoyed by the Boston Beaneaters against the St. Louis Cardinals in 1900, and it remains a Giants club record through the 20th century. John McGraw decides to save starter Christy Mathewson for another day and lifts him after one inning, but the official scorer credits Matty with the win. McGraw wants to give Marquard some experience in pitching without pressure and brings in Rube to finish. He works the last eight innings and strikes out 14, setting a 20th century National League record, and a since broken ML record, for strikeouts by a reliever: Walter Johnson will K 15 batters in 1913 and Randy Johnson will match it in 2001, while Denny McLain will rack up 14 in 1965. The Giants roll, 19–5, pinning the loss on Harry Sallee



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1999
» Tampa Bay P Alan Newman makes his big league debut, after 11+ seasons in the minors, in the Devil Rays' 8-3 loss to the Angels at Anaheim. Entering the game with the bases loaded in the 7th inning, he balks home a run before making his 1st big league pitch. 1B Mo Vaughn hits his 8th career grand slam, and drives home six runs for Anaheim

1996
» Dwight Gooden, on the verge of being dropped from the Yankees just two weeks ago, twirls a no-hitter to sink the Mariners, 2–0. Dr. No walks two in the 9th, but retires Ken Griffey, Jr., K's Jay Buhner, and induces Paul Sorrento to pop out to end it. Gerald Williams saves the no-hitter when he runs down a 400-foot Alex Rodriguez liner in the first inning and turns it into a double play. Gooden (2–3) has now thrown 16 straight innings of hitless ball.

1994
» In only his 2nd major league appearance, Cleveland P Paul Shuey fans four batters in the 9th inning of the Tribe's 9-3 win over Detroit. He becomes only the 10th pitcher in American League history, and the first rookie, to fan four in an inning

1986
» Reggie Jackson of the Angels homers off Boston's Roger Clemens to move past Mickey Mantle on the all-time list with 537, but Boston scores three runs in the top of the 9th to win 8–5.

1981
» The largest Dodger Stadium crowd in seven years (53,906) watches Fernando Valenzuela run his record to 8-0 with a 3–2 win over the Expos

1972
» In front a Mother's Day crowd of 35,000, Willie Mays, makes a triumphant return to New York with the Mets, hitting a game-winning home run against his old teammates. He scores in the 1st on Rusty Staub's grand slam and his solo in the 5th snaps a 4–4 tie. The final score is 5–4

1971

After pitching seven straight complete game victories, Vida Blue leaves in the 7th, losing 2–0 to the Royals. The A's rally for five runs in the 9th on two hits to win, 5–2. The two teams combine for nine double plays, tying the AL mark. The A's six DPs is one short of the record

1967
» Mickey Mantle becomes the 6th member of the 500-HR club in New York's 6–5 win against Baltimore. Mantle connects batting left-handed off Stu Miller.

A 62-year-old American League mark is broken when Don Demeter's 8th-inning double in the 2nd game becomes the 28th extra-base hit in the Red Sox's 8–5 and 13–9 victories over Detroit. Fifty hits bombard Fenway, 26 by the Tigers. Each team has six homers. The Sox have nine doubles, plus a triple, while the Tigers add 6. The barrage erases the former record of 27 set by the Red Sox and A's in 1905. The Cards and Cubs established the ML high mark in 1931 with 35

1952
» Despite eight interruptions by Reds manager Luke Sewell asking the umps to examine the ball, Sal Maglie records his 6th straight win, 6–3, at the Polo Grounds. After the last play stoppage, an angry Maglie heaves the ball over the umps head, but manager Leo Durocher calms the sizzling Sal down. Bobby Thomson starts the scoring with a triple and a steal of home in the 1st

1939

Next time, say it with flowers. Bob Feller's mother travels from Iowa to watch her son pitch against the White Sox. It is the first time she's seen him play in the majors, and she is given a box along the 1B line at Comiskey Park. Sox 3B Marv Owen then lines a Feller fast ball that knocks Mrs. Feller unconscious. She revives and, with a few stitches, is none the worse. The Indians win, 9–4

1933
» With rain pelting down at Ebbets Field, Hack Wilson pounds a 9th inning pinch grand slam, the first in Dodger history, to beat the Phils Ad Liska, 8–6. The homer is inside-the-park, just the 3rd pinch inside-the-park grand homer in history, and the first since 1910

1927

Cubs pitcher Guy Bush must feel his name as he and Braves starter Charlie Robertson battle for 18 innings before Robertson tires and the Cubs win 7–2. Jimmy Cooney drives in the winning run and Sparky Adams contributes four hits. Bush goes 18 innings and Robertson 17 1/3. Two National League pitchers -- Carl Hubbell in 1933 and Vern Law in 1955 -- will match Bush's marathon effort

1916
» The Cardinals rookie Rogers Hornsby hits his first home run, off Brooklyn's Jeff Pfeffer. It is a bounce home run (legal till 1931) that lands behind 3B and skips into the stands at Robison Field in St. Louis

1907
» The flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during the pennant-raising ceremonies celebrating the 1906 championship

1904
» In Chicago's 12-4 win over visiting Philadelphia, Chicago OF Jack McCarthy sprains an ankle by stepping on the umpire's long-handle broom at home plate. NL President Pulliam orders arbiters henceforward to use pocket-sized whisk brooms for housekeeping at home. The AL will comply next year



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