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posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:02 PM
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june 6

1999

The Mets defeat the Yankees, 7-2 to end Roger Clemens' 20-game winning streak. The Mets also end SS Derek Jeter's streak of reaching base in 53 consecutive games as they snap an 8-game losing streak of their own

The Twins defeat the Astros, 13-6, as every member of Minnesota's starting lineup gets at least two hits. The Twins pound out a total of 21 safeties

1997
» Roger Clemens runs his win streak to 11-0, by firing eight scoreless innings to beat Oakland 4–1. Clemens, leading the American League with a 1.69 ERA, strikes out eight and gives up five hits.

At Fenway Park, Indian C Sandy Alomar ties a major-league record with four doubles in four at-bats and Orel Hershiser allows one run in seven innings to beat Tom Gordon. Alomar is the 38th player to bang four doubles.

Less than 24 hours after announcing one of the stranger promotions for Father's Day, Charleston RiverDogs (Class A) owner Mike Veeck cancels plans to give free vasectomies on June 13th. Catholic Bishop David Thompson, a season ticket holder, led the complaints about the promotion. Veeck, who bought the RiverDogs this season, is the son of the legendary Bill Veeck

1996
» Boston's John Valentin hits for the cycle to lead the Red Sox to a 7-4 win over Chicago. The White Sox also execute a triple play in the game, making it the first time since July 1, 1931 that a contest has featured both a triple play and a batter (Chuck Klein) hitting for the cycle

1993
» Baltimore's Cal Ripken strains his right knee during a 7th inning brawl between the Orioles and Mariners, putting his consecutive game streak in jeopardy. He remains in the game, however, though later he says, "it was the closest I've come to not playing." eight players are suspended for their involvement in the melee which begins when Seattle C Bill Haselman charges the mound. The Orioles eventually win the game by a score of 5-2.

Tigers defeat the Angels, 11-4. In the course of the game, they pull off a rare feat by hitting for the cycle in a 4-hitter span. With one out in the 3rd inning, Travis Fryman singles, Cecil Fielder homers, Kirk Gibson doubles, and Chad Kreuter triples. Of the five California pitchers to take the mound, the only one to retire Detroit in order is IF Rene Gonzalez, who has not pitched since American Legion ball

1992
» Eddie Murray drives home two runs in the Mets 15–1 win over the Pirates. It gives him 1,510 career RBIs, the most ever by a switch-hitter, passing Mickey Mantle (1,509).

1990
» A week after the Mets fire their manager, the Yankees follow suit. Bucky Dent, the Yanks' skipper for just 89 games, is replaced by Stump Merrill, who managed the Columbus farm team

1988
» Dick Williams is fired as manager of the Mariners and replaced on an interim basis by 1B coach Jimmy Snyder. Seattle was 23-33 under Williams, 6th in the American League West

1987
» Needing a replacement for the injured Don Mattingly, the Yankees reluctantly trade knuckleballer Joe Niekro to the Twins for C Mark Salas. Salas, not knowing that he's been traded, pinch hits a homer in the 9th to tie the game with the Rangers. He stays in, adds a single in the 11th, and the Twins win 3–2 in the 13th when Steve Lombardozzi's 2-out single scores Tom Brunansky from 1B.

1986
» Hey, they're just home videos! Padres manager Steve Boros gets tossed out of the game with the Braves even before it starts when he tries to give umpire Charlie Williams a videotape of a disputed play in last night's 4–2 loss to Atlanta.

1980

Cardinals manager Ken Boyer is fired between games of a doubleheader loss to the Expos; he will be replaced the following day by Whitey Herzog, who led the Kansas City Royals to three consecutive American League West titles from 1976-78. St. Louis has the worst record in the major leagues (18-34).

1976
» Playing the OF, Expo Gary Carter breaks his thumb in a collision with Pepe Mangual during a 14–8 loss to the Braves, sidelining him for 40 games. The Expos will decide that Carter might be safer behind the plate

1971
» Willie Mays strokes a 12th-inning home run off Joe Hoerner of the Phillies in the 2nd game of a doubleheader, his 22nd—and last—career extra-inning belt, a ML mark. The Giants win, 4–3, after losing the opener to Rick Wise, 1–0. It's the first shutout over the giants this year

1961

Twins manager Cookie Lavagetto is given a week's vacation by owner Calvin Griffith. Coach Sam Mele temporarily replaces Lavagetto

1959

The Dodgers bring up SS Maury Wills from Spokane, where he was hitting .313 with 25 stolen bases

1957
» Umpires wait in vain for fog-drenched Ebbets Field to clear. With the Dodgers ahead 1-0, Cubs LF Bob Speake loses sight of a fly ball, and batter Charlie Neal gets a double. After a delay of an hour and 26 minutes the game is called, the first time ever because of fog

1944
» All major-league games are canceled as the country's focus is turned toward Europe while allied forces invade occupied France

1941
» The Giants use plastic batting helmets for the first time against the Pirates but lose a doubleheader to the Bucs 5-4 and 4­3.

1937
» Umpires declare the Cardinals winners of the second game with the Phils when the Phils stall and delay until a Sunday curfew of seven p.m. is reached.

One of baseball's rarest feats takes place when Woody English of the Dodgers wins a suit by hitting the sign of clothier Abe Stark at the base of the Ebbets Field scoreboard

1934

The Cubs get six runs in the 13th inning to beat the Cards 12–6. In a row with umpire Cy Rigler, Frank Frisch is hit in the jaw by the ump's mask. Both are fined $100

1933
» The Cards and Reds battle to a 6–2 St. Louis decision, with Dizzy Dean beating Paul Derringer. The pre-game fight between the two pitchers, who exchanged words then fists during batting practice, goes to the Reds pitcher, who landed the first blow. Reds manager Jewel Ens was tossed during the game, and several bottles were tossed as well. One bottle strikes Burgess Whitehead on the shoulder. Pepper Martin, the National League's top hitter at .386, has four hits, as does Ducky Medwick

1921
» Babe Ruth hits a HR off Jim Bagby of Cleveland. The 4-bagger is the 120th of his career, breaking the post-1900 career mark of Gavvy Cravath.

The Detroit Stars' Bill Gatewood pitches the first no-hitter in Negro League history, defeating the Cuban Stars 4-0

1906
» Jack Harper, making his first pitching appearance for the Cubs after being traded by the Reds for Chick Fraser, retires all three Giant batters he faces, but is hit on his pitching hand by a line drive off the bat of the 3rd hitter, Dan McGann. Harper is lifted for pinch hitter Johnny Kling in the 2nd inning and never pitches again. The Cubs, on their way to a record 116 wins, top the Giants 11-3: Harper also pitched for the losingest team, the 1899 Cleveland Spiders




posted on Jun, 7 2004 @ 09:05 PM
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june 7

2002

In a Northern League (Independent) game between the visiting Gary Southshore RailCats at Midway Stadium in St. Paul, Saints owner Mike Veeck gives away seat cushions that feature the likeness of MLB Commissioner Bud Selig on one side and that of Players Association Executive Director Don Fehr on the other. During the seventh-inning stretch, an informal poll shows that about 90 percent of the fans on the cushions are sitting on Bud

2001

The Padres pound Russ Ortiz (7-4) and outslug the Giants, 10–7, to snap their 8-game losing streak. Cesar Crespo hits his 1st ML homer for the Pads, while his brother Felipe, playing 1B for the Giants in J.T. Snow's absence, hits a pair. It was the 9th time that brothers on opposing teams had both homered in the same game. The last time was when Bret and Aaron Boone did it last year. Bobby Bonds hits #32, his 13th homer in 18 games. Mike Darr has four hits and four RBIs for SD.

The Cubs complete sweep of Cardinals, winning 4–3, and posting their 15th win in 16 games. Cub fans haven't seen that since 1945. Matt Morris takes a no hitter into the 7th before Matt Stairs 2-out double opens the door. Rondell White's single in the 10th inning drives home Sammy Sosa for the winner. Chicago takes a five game lead over St. Louis in the Central Division with the win.

2000

At Atlanta, Blue Jays rookie pitcher Clayton Andrews bloops an apparent single to right for his first ML hit, but Brian Jordan, playing very shallow, throws him out at first. Jordan will throw out three runners at 1B this year

1997

In an IL game, Syracuse and Pawtucket combine for 10 hits, eight of which are home runs. The other two are a single and double, as Syracuse wins, 7–3.

Toledo Mud Hen (IL) OF Kimera Bartee swipes six bases against Columbus. With Detroit last season, Bartee stole 20

1993
» Milwaukee P Cal Eldred defeats the Mariners, 5-3, for his 7th win of the year. This gives him 20 victories in his 1st 30 career appearances in the majors, tying him for the "quickest" 20 wins in history with three other hurlers—Boo Ferriss (1945), Russ Ford (1910), and Nick Maddox (1908

1989
» Ernie Whitt has three hits and drives in three runs as the Blue Jays beat the Brewers, 4–2, in the first game ever played indoors and outdoors in the same day. With dark clouds threatening the roof begins closing in the 5th inning. The closing operation begins at 8:48 p.m. and ends at 9:22 p.m., too late to prevent a brief stoppage of play due to rain

1983
» Steve Carlton overtakes Nolan Ryan as baseball's all-time strikeout leader, fanning six batters in a 2–1 loss to the Cardinals to bring his career total to 3,526. In Houston, Ryan strikes out three Giants while getting no decision in the Astros' 4–2 win, leaving him with 3,525

1973

The Yankees trade three players -- 1B Frank Tepedino, OF Wayne Nordhagen and a player to be named -- to the Atlanta Braves for P Pat Dobson. Dobson had struggled in his one year in Atlanta after the Braves had acquired him from the Orioles. The player to be named will turn out to be 2—Alan Closter and Dave Cheadle. The Yanks also purchase 30-year-old Sam McDowell (1–2) from the San Francisco Giants for $100,000+. McDowell, who will later admit to a drinking problem (teammate Dick Radatz later remarked, "We thought he was just stupid. It turned out he was never sober") will pitch two seasons in New York before being released

1966
» Bob Gibson (6-5) ties the major-league record with four strikeouts in one inning (4th), but the St. Louis ace is gone by the end of a 9–1 loss at Pittsburgh. The Bucs nick him for 11 hits and five runs in 7+ innings.

The New York Mets, picking first in the June free-agent draft, pass up Arizona State OF Reggie Jackson to select C Steve Chilcott. Chilcott will retire after six years in the minors and will be the only number-one pick to never play in the major leagues. The A's take Jackson with the 2nd pick

1952
» Sam Jethroe hits the last grand slam in the history of the Boston Braves, as the Braves win the second game of a doubleheader 7-6.

1946
» One hour before game time, Pirates players vote 20-16 in favor of a walkout rather than play against the Giants, in order to gain recognition of the American Baseball Guild. To strike, however, requires a two-thirds majority and so the walkout does not occur. Aims of organizer Robert Murphy are not exactly stated, but goals are sometimes identified as a minimum salary of $7,500, arbitration of salary disputes, and players sharing in 50 percent of any sale price

1938
» At Fenway, umpire Bill McGowan -- who had tossed Johnny Allen on Opening Day -- orders the Cleveland pitcher to cut off part of a shirt sleeve which is dangling as he pitches, distracting the batter. Allen refuses and walks off the mound. He is fined $250 by Cleveland manager Oscar Vitt, who makes a pitching change to avoid a forfeit. The Indians win the game, 7–5. Tribe owner Alva Bradley hurries to Boston and buys the shirt for $250; the shirt is then displayed at Higbee's Department Store, owned by Bradley's brother. The shirt later makes its way to the Hall of Fame museum in Cooperstown, NY

1932
» P John Quinn, at 47, becomes the oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) and bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2

1925
» The Reds and Braves turn five double plays each in a 12-inning game for a major-league record

1921
» The only game canceled because of a murder occurs at Kingsport, TN (Appalachian League), when the body of a slain girl is found at the ballpark. To prevent the trail from becoming confused for bloodhounds, police close the park and cancel the game against Knoxville

1911

In the 7th inning against the Dodgers, Chicago's Heinie Zimmerman and Al Kaiser both steal home—the only time in history the Cubs have pulled the feat off. Chicago will swipe home an NL-record 17 times this year

1908
» The Detroit Tigers turn a triple play against the Boston Red Sox for the 2nd day in a row, but Boston wins 9-5. The two tri-killings in two games is a unique ML-record



posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 10:28 PM
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june 8

2001
» The Tigers defeat the Brewers, 9-4, as Damion Easley hits for the cycle and drives home four runs. Easley is the 9th player in team history and the first since Travis Fryman, on July 28, 1993, to cycle.

The Mariners (47-12) swamp the Padres, 7-1, for their 15th straight victory. Paul Abbott (7-2) gets help in the 1st inning when Edgar Martinez and Bret Boone homer off Kevin Jarvis

1999

The Padres defeat the Athletics, 5-3, spoiling the major league debut of Oakland hurler, Tim Hudson. Hudson fans 11 batters in only five innings of work, as he falls one shy of the American League record for most strikeouts in a pitcher's 1st game. The rookie surrenders three runs on seven hits and leaves the game with a no decision

1997
» Tom Lampkin, Royce Clayton and Delino DeShields homer as the visiting Cardinals whip Los Angeles, 9–3. For the second time in four days, a Dodger starting pitcher mixes it up with manager Bill Russell in the dugout. Starter Pedro Astacio, starts the discussion on the mound with Russell in the 4th inning and then, after the 3rd out, sprints to the dugout and slams his glove against the bench before resuming the argument. On Thursday night, Ismael Valdes argued with Russell after being lifted for a pinch-hitter.

In Detroit, Randy Johnson, overwhelms to Tigers, striking out 15 and not allowing a hit until the 8th inning, as the Mariners win, 2–0. The Big Unit extends his scoreless streak to 29 innings. Johnson (9-1) gives up a leadoff single to Phil Nevin in the eighth to hand Brian Moehler the loss

1995
» The Rangers defeat the Royals, 10-9 in 10 innings, scoring all their runs after the 6th frame. In a 6-run 8th inning, Texas ties a major league record by getting four pinch-hits. Rusty Greer, Mike Pagliarulo, Shawn Hare, and Ivan Rodriguez all come through with singles as the Rangers cut the lead to 8-7. The win keeps the Rangers within 1/2 game of the Angels in the race for the American League West lead

1992
» Chicago Cubs rookie pitcher Jim Bullinger becomes the 10th pitcher in history to hit a home run in his 1st major league at bat, doing so on the 1st pitch thrown to him by Rheal Cormier of the Cardinals. The Cubs win the game , 5–2.

Yankees P Steve Howe is suspended from baseball indefinitely after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of attempting to buy coc aine. It is Howe's 7th suspension

1989
» The Pirates send 16 batters to the plate in the 1st and taking a 10–0 lead (Pittsburgh's best inning since September, 1942) on eight hits, two for extra bases (Rey Quinones' double and Barry Bonds' 3-run homer) The Bucs leave the bases loaded. Announcer Jim Rooker crows that if the Pirates lose this game he'll walk back to Pittsburgh. Von Hayes answers Rooker with a 2-run homer in the 1st, another in the 3rd, Steve Jeltz goes deep in the 4th and 6th innings, one from each side of the plate, and score after six is 11–10. The Phils explode for five in the 8th to make the final, 15–11. Rooker did not make good on his promise until after the season, when he will conduct a charity walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh

1986
» In the longest 9-inning game by time in American League history, Baltimore's Lee Lacy goes 4-for-6 with three home runs and six RBI as the Orioles club the Yankees 18–9. The game features nine pitchers, 36 hits, and 16 walks, and takes 4:16 to complete

1982
» Dodgers farmhand Sid Fernandez pitches his 2nd no-hitter of the season for Vero Beach (Florida State League), beating Ft. Lauderdale 1–0, while striking out 16. El Sid earns a promotion to Triple-A Albuquerque of the Pacific Coast League. Earlier this season hefty Hawaiian hurler no-hit Winter Haven on April 24th, whiffing 16, and fanned 21 Lakeland batters on May 14th

1977
» Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game, hurling the first 10 innings of a game against Toronto. Ryan has struck out 11 or more in five straight games, and will notch 10 and 14 in his next two starts, a record of 10+ strikeouts in seven straight games. For the record (as noted by Scott Flatow): May 19 vs. Minnesota—12 K in nine innings; May 24 vs. Detroit—12 K in nine innings; May 29 vs. Toronto—12K in nine innings; June six vs. Detroit—11 K in 7.2 innings; June eight vs. Toronto—19 K in 10 innings; June 12 vs. Cleveland—10K in 6.2 innings; June 16 vs. Minnesota—14K in 8.2 innings

1970
» Players and management end their labor dispute by agreeing to a new standard player contract. Among the players' victories is a raise in the minimum salary from $10,000 to $12,000 per year

1969
» The Expos snap a 20-game losing streak as Jerry Robertson wins his first ML game, 4–3 at Los Angeles. Rusty Staub and Mack Jones homer for the Expos, who end their losing streak three short of the record

1968
» The Mets' game at San Francisco is postponed at the demand of New York players in the aftermath of New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy's assassination. Commissioner William Eckert orders all games delayed until evening. He also orders games at New York and Washington postponed.

Don Drysdale works four scoreless innings against Philadelphia before finally allowing a run, after 58 2/3 shutout innings, on Howie Bedell's sacrifice fly. Bedell has no other RBI in 1968. Drysdale breaks the major-league record of 56 consecutive scoreless innings set by Walter Johnson in 1913. The Dodgers win 5–3.

1965

Joe Torre, Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, and Gene Oliver hit 10th-inning home runs, as the Braves win 8–2 at Chicago. It sets the major-league record for most home runs in an extra inning

1961
» Milwaukee sets a major-league record with four consecutive home runs in the 7th inning against the Reds. Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron hit back-to-back home runs off Jim Maloney; Joe Adcock greets reliever Marshall Bridges with another home run, and Frank Thomas sets the record. When these four teammates end their ML careers, they will have hit a combined total of 1,889 homers. For all the bombardment, the Braves lose 10–8.

The Kansas City Athletics hit three consecutive triples in a 5-run 3rd inning while trimming the Yankees 9–6 after a first-game loss 6–1. Skowron has a homer in the opener, the 17th straight game the Yanks have homered, for a total of 32. The Bombers are shut out in the nitecap by Archer

1950
» In the most lopsided score in history, the Boston Red Sox annihilate the St. Louis Browns at Fenway Park, 29–4. Bobby Doerr has three home runs and eight RBI; Walt Dropo, two home runs and seven RBI, and Ted Williams, two home runs and five RBI, all collecting a round tripper in the 8th inning. Pitcher Chuck Stobbs walks four times in four innings, Al Zarilla adds four doubles, including two in one inning, and a single—with no ribbies—as the Sox set a major-league record with 58 total bases. Another mark is set of most extra bases on long hits (32) in a game, and the most extra bases on long hits in consecutive games (51). The Red Sox have 28 hits, with four players collecting four hits apiece, to total a record 51 for two days against the woeful Browns. Leadoff batter Clyde Vollmer goes to the plate eight times in eight innings, the only time this has happened in history. Boston has now scored 104 runs in their last seven games and a record 49 in two straight games

1940

At Cincinnati, reliever Carl Doyle of the Dodgers gives up 16 hits and 14 runs in just four innings, as the Reds pound out 27 hits in a 23–2 win, regaining 1st place. Cincy is paced by Harry Craft, who hits for the cycle and adds a single and scores four runs. Teammate Frank McCormick scores five runs. Doyle also manages to throw two wild pitches and hit four Cincinnati batters in the game to help set a bitter tone to the Cincinnati-Dodgers rivalry, which will continue through the decade. Doyle, however, won't be around as Brooklyn ships him to the Cards in four days. His four hit batsmen ties an National League record

1930
» The increased hitting in the NL is reflected in these batting averages: Riggs Stephenson .420; Babe Herman .414; Chuck Klein .401; Harry Heilmann .400; and Bill Terry .399

1921
» Babe Ruth is arrested for speeding in New York, fined $100, and held in jail until 4:00 p.m. Game time is 3:15, so a uniform is taken to him. He changes in jail and follows a police escort to the ballpark where he enters with New York trailing 3-2. They rally for a 4-3 win.

1920
» The Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in CF during a long argument in the IF. Heinie Groh goes out to wake him, but the ump ejects Roush for delaying the game.

1917
» After a game in Cincinnati, John McGraw takes a swing at umpire Bill "Lord" Byron as they are leaving the field, splitting Byron's lip. NL President John Tener fines McGraw $500 and suspends him for 16 days. McGraw sounds off to writer Sid Mercer about the general shortcomings of Tener and his umpires. When McGraw's quotes are published, he signs a statement denying he'd said what was printed. The Baseball Writers Association protests, forcing another NL meeting at which Tener finds McGraw guilty and fines him another $1,000. Mercer, a friend of McGraw's, quits the beat and never speaks to McGraw again

1911
» The Cards chase Bugs Raymond and the Giants, scoring eight runs in six innings off Bugs. John McGraw is furious with Raymond, suspecting him of drinking again. He suspends him and fines him $200. A week from now, Raymond will turn up in Connecticut, making a lone pitching appearance for the hamlet of Winsted in a 4–0 loss to Torrington. Bugs will return to the Giants where he'll be used sparingly

In a Mountain States League game at Huntington, Charleston beats Huntington, 1–0, in 11 innings behind a no-hitter by Niehaus. George W. Baumgarner of Huntington matches him for 10 hitless innings before giving up three hits in the 11th. Niehaus strikes out 16 batters and Baumgarner 14 batters

1909

San Francisco (Pacific Coast League) hurler Cack Henley tosses a 24-inning 1-0 shutout over Oakland, surrendering only nine hits and one walk in the 3-hour and 35-minute contest. Jimmy Wiggs matches Henley for 23 frames before Nick Williams drives home the winner with a single in the 24th. In the only other game scheduled in the league, Portland and Sacramento play an 18 inning 1-1 tie



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 07:14 PM
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1999

The Mets lose to the Red Sox, 3-2, in 12 innings. NY manager Bobby Valentine is ejected in the 12th inning for arguing a call. He later returns to the dugout wearing dark glasses and a lampblack mustache. For his indiscretion, he will be suspended for two games and fined $5,000.

In a game featuring 10 home runs, the Rockies defeat the Mariners by a score of 16-11. Butch Huskey, Ken Griffey Jr., David Bell, and David Segui homer for Seattle. Angel Echevarria homers twice for the Rockies, who also get round-trippers from Edgard Clemente, Kurt Abbott, Dante Bichette, and P Curtis Leskanic

The Dodgers defeat the Rangers, 7-2. Prior to the game, the national anthem is sung by 3-year-old Rex Spjute of Meridian, Idaho, who becomes the youngest person ever to perform the song before a game

Houston defeats the White Sox, 13-4, as 1B Jeff Bagwell hits three home runs and drives home six runs for the Astros. In doing so, Bagwell joins Johnny Mize and Ralph Kiner as the only players in history to hit three homers in a game twice in the same city in the same season. Bagwell is the 1st to perform the feat in a city on the road.

Jerrod Wong of Atlanta's Myrtle Beach farm team, hits for the cycle while going 5-for-6 in Class A game. Tomorrow, Jerrod's younger brother, Travis Wong, drafted earlier this month by the Cincinnati Reds, will hit for a home run cycle in an American Legion game. Travis strokes a solo, 2-run, 3-run, and grand slam home run in a contest for the Boise Gems

1998
» Cecil Fielder of the Angels and Yamil Benitez of the Diamondbacks each hit grand slams in the same inning in Anaheim's 10–8 win over Arizona. It is the 1st time that both teams hit grand slams in the same inning since 1992. Darin Erstad adds five hits for the Angels, while Fielder brings home six runs altogether

1997

Mike DiMuro, the 1st American to umpire in Japan, announces he is returning home following an altercation when a batter poked him in the chest and a crowd of angry players surrounded him during the game. DiMuro had been invited to Japan to teach correct officiating

1990
» Dodger Eddie Murray homers from each side of the plate for the 10th time in his career (the 2nd time in 1990) to tie Mickey Mantle's ML record. The Dodgers beat the Padres 5–4 in 11 innings

1987
» At Des Moines, Iowa (AA) outslugs Louisville, 18–12. Cubs DH hitter Wade Rowdon is 4-for-4 with four homers, six RBIs and five runs. Rowdon clouts two dingers in the Cubs 9-run, 2nd inning. In his only plate appearance without a home run, Rowdon is walked intentionally, then Damon Berryhill homers.

1984
» Greg Luzinski becomes the 10th player in ML history to hit grand slams in consecutive games when he connects off the Twins Mike Walters in the 7th inning of an 8–4 White Sox victory. The previous day, Luzinski sparked the Sox to a 6–1 win with a first-inning grand slam off Frank Viola.

Pete O'Brien's bizarre sacrifice fly gives Texas a 4–3, 12-inning win over Oakland. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 12th, A's left fielder Garry Hancock catches O'Brien's deep fly ball, then intentionally drops it when he realizes he is in foul territory. The umpires rule that the catch had been made, however, and Wayne Tolleson trots home from 3B with the winning run

1975
» The Dodgers beat the Expos 4–0 and go over the one million mark in home attendance in only their 27th date. This breaks the major-league record of 28 days set by the 1948 Indians

1966
» Minnesota rocks Kansas City with the first 5-HR inning in AL history. Rich Rollins, Zoilo Versalles connect off Catfish Hunter, along with successive roundtrippers by Tony Oliva, Don Mincher (off Paul Lindblad) and Harmon Killebrew (off John Wyatt) in the 7th inning to give the Twins a 9–4 victory

1963
» The Colt 45s beat the Giants 3–0 in the major leagues' first Sunday night game. The exception is made because of Houston's oppressive daytime heat.

Catcher Tim McCarver of the Cards hits an inside-the-park grand slam against the Mets to give St. Louis an 8–7 win

1946
» In a doubleheader loss in Pittsburgh 2-1 and 5-1, Giants manager Mel Ott is thrown out of each game for protesting calls.

1945
» Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher is arrested on a complaint by a fan that Durocher slugged him while an Ebbets Field cop pinned back his arms. The case will be settled in 1946

1920
» Former Chicago OF Lee Magee loses his suit against the Cubs. He had charged that he was released without just cause last February. While on the witness stand, Magee admitted to having bet on a ball game between Boston and Cincinnati on July 25, 1918, while a member of the Reds

1914
» At Baker Bowl, Honus Wagner joins Cap Anson as the only members of the 3,000 hit club when collects a 9th-inning double off the Phillies' Erskine Mayer, and scores the Bucs lone run. It comes in Wagner's 2,332nd game. Nap Lajoie will join the club in September. (Later calculations put the date at June 30th or July 4th). Wagner also shows his skills by tricking Hans Lobert to try and take 3B and then tagging him out at 2B; With the Phils up 3–0, in the 8th he nabs Beals Becker at 2B with a hidden ball trick

1909
» Benjamin Shibe, of Bala, Pennsylvania, obtains a patent for a cork-center baseball. Spalding will license the idea and manufacture a ball

1907
» Throwing the only perfect game of his career, Weiser (Idaho) P Walter Johnson beats Emmett, 11-0. He strikes out 14, and the game helps bring him to the attention of the Washington Nationals

1906

Under threatening skies, the host Phillies take the field in the 8th inning holding a 1-0 lead over the Pirates. As the Pirates rally the Phils stop trying for outs, hoping that umpire Bill Klem will call the game and declare them 1-0 winners. But after seven runs cross the plate, Klem declares a forfeit and the fans erupt. In two weeks the NL will instruct all clubs to provide dressing areas for visiting teams, so they do not have to change in their hotel

1901
» Overflow crowds ringing the outfields of small parks is a frequent occurrence. At Cincinnati on this Sunday afternoon, the first-place Giants lead 15-4 after six innings before 17,000 fans. Ground-rule doubles multiply, and 19 more runs score in the next two 1/2 innings. When the crowd edges onto the infield with two outs in the 9th and the Giants leading 25-13, umpire Bob Emslie forfeits the game to New York, the 2nd of two forfeits this year. The Reds make 18 hits. The Giants register a 20th C. record 31 hits, led by the outfield: Kip Selbach is 6-for-7, and Piano Legs Hickman and George Van Haltren have five hits apiece. The two teams combine for a NL record 36 singles, 22 by New York. Only one Giant will return to the team in 1902: five will go to the AL, and three will retire

1900
» A forerunner of today’s players’ union is organized in New York. Three delegates from each NL team launch the Player’s Protective Association and elect Chief Zimmer president. Their goal is to negotiate contracts and rules changes



posted on Jun, 10 2004 @ 09:40 PM
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2002
» The Yankees best the Diamondbacks, 7–5. On the first pitch he sees in the majors, NY rookie OF Marcus Thames hits a home run off fireballing lefthander Randy Johnson

2001
» Nick Regilio of the Port Charlotte Rangers fires a perfect game against the Jupiter Hammerheads, striking out nine and allowing only two balls to reach the outfield in a 3-0 victory

1998

Colorado OF Dante Bichette becomes the first Rockies player ever to hit for the cycle in the team's 9–8, 10–inning victory over the Rangers. Bichette doubles in the 4th, homers in the 6th, triples in the 9th, and singles in the 10th.

Yankee OF Tim Raines steals the 800th base of his career in NY's 6–2 win over the Expos. He is the 5th player in history to reach that milestone. The Yanks lose Bernie Williams to the DL list when he injures his knee sliding

1995
» Orioles rookie 3B Jeff Manto homers in the 2nd inning for his 4th consecutive round-tripper to tie the record for homers in consecutive games. The Orioles defeat the Angels, 6-2

1992
» At Milwaukee, Mark McGwire hits his 22nd homer of the year and his career 200th. It comes in his 2,852nd at bat, and he is the 5th quickest to reach 200. The fastest was Ralph Kiner (2,537), then Babe Ruth (2,580), Harmon Killebrew (2,584) and Eddie Mathews (2,811). Winning for first-place Oakland is Ron Darling (6–3).

1986
» The National League announces that Yale University president A. Bartlett Giamatti will be its next president, after Chub Feeney's retirement in December

1981
» Phillies 1B Pete Rose singles off Nolan Ryan in the first inning to tie Stan Musial as the National League's all-time hit leader with 3,630, then strikes out in his next three at bats. Rose's single is the only hit off Ryan until the 8th inning, when Philadelphia scores five times for a 5–4 win over Houston

1978
» The Orioles score in the 9th inning against the A's to give Jim Palmer his 3rd 1–0 victory in 18 days. The Baltimore ace shut down Detroit on May 24th and New York on June 1st

1977
» The A's fire manager Jack McKeon, replacing him with Bobby Winkles

1975
» The Yankees sponsor Army Day at their temporary home, Shea Stadium (Yankee Stadium is being refurbished). During a ceremonial 21-gun salute, glass is splintered, the park is filled with smoke, part of the fence is blown away, and another part is set afire

1974
» During a 12–0 win over the Astros, Phillie 3B Mike Schmidt hits a ball off the public address speaker hanging from the Astrodome roof, 117 feet up and 300 feet from the plate. Schmidt must settle for a titanic single. Jim Lonborg is the winner.

1972
» Hank Aaron hits his 14th career grand slam, tying Gil Hodges's National League record, as the Braves defeat the Phillies 15–3. It is career home run 649 for Aaron, enabling him to pass Willie Mays for 2nd place on the all-time list


1959
» Rocky Colavito hits four consecutive home runs in Baltimore's Memorial Stadium to lead the Indians to an 11–8 win. Colavito joins Lou Gehrig and Bobby Lowe as the only ML players to hit four consecutive four-baggers

1952

The St. Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby in Boston. The players present owner Bill Veeck with a trophy for freeing them from Rajah's tyranny. The stunt was actually the work of Veeck and team traveling secretary Bill Durney. The Browns name Marty Marion as their player-manager

1944
» P Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds is the youngest player in major-league history. Nuxhall, only 15 years, 10 months old, pitches 2/3 of an inning in an 18-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He manages to give up five walks and two hits before Bill McKechnie takes him out

1938
» Red Sox rookie pitcher Bill Lefebvre homers in his first ML at bat, and only plate appearance for the season, off Monty Stratton of the White Sox. But Lefebvre is hammered by Chicago in a 15–2 loss. He is the first American League player to homer in his only season at bat, and it will be his only ML homer, though he will finish with a .276 career average and lead the AL in pinch-hits in 1944. Stratton, the winning pitcher, gets his revenge in the 2nd inning when he connects for a grand slam off Lefebvre, who gives up six runs in four innings

1922

In St. Louis, Babe Ruth's 2-run homer in the third, off Urban Shocker, ties the game. Shocker then plunks Frank Baker, and a double, single, two errors on the same play, and sac fly score four more. Shocker then sends Carl Mays sprawling on three straight pitches before walking him, and fires his first pitch right at Whitey Witt. The Yanks score six off Shocker, and another six off relievers to win, 14–5. A foul fly in the seventh beans St. Louis owner Phil Ball, sitting behind the dugout. He has a slight concussion and requires four stitches

1904
» In the opener of the battle for first place at the Polo Grounds, Christy Mathewson pitches a brilliant one-hitter to beat Chicago, 5-0. The lone hit is Johnny Kling's 4th-inning single. The other action is provided by ump Charlie Zimmer, who ejects Sam Mertes on a strike call. He also thumbs John McGraw, coaching at 3B, to the bench, and sends Dummy Taylor, the 1B coach, to the clubhouse. One wag said later that Taylor was making too much noise

1880
» Boston's Charley Jones, last year's home run king with 9, hits two home runs in one inning, becoming the first big leaguer to accomplish this feat. Both home runs come off Buffalo's Tom Poorman in the 8th inning of a 19–3 rout



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1999

Oakland defeats the Dodgers, 12-6, as SS Miguel Tejada strokes three home runs and drives home five runs. He becomes just the 10th player to have a 3-homer game while playing shortstop throughout.

The Orioles defeat the Braves, 6-2, as Albert Belle's streak of 392 consecutive games (the longest active streak) is ended. Belle is benched by Baltimore manager Ray Miller for failing to run out a ground ball

1995
» Oakland's Mark McGwire hits three consecutive home runs in an 8-1 win over the Red Sox. McGwire hit two home runs yesterday, giving him a ML record-tying five home runs in two consecutive games. He is the 15th player to hit five homers in two games, and only the 2nd to do so twice in his career. He also hit five homers on June 27 and 28, 1987. Ralph Kiner performed the feat twice in 1947.

Cincinnati defeats Houston, 3-2, in 10 innings on Ron Gant's home run. It is Gant's 4th extra-inning homer of the season, tying him with Willie Mays for the National League record. Charlie Maxwell hit five for the Tigers in 1960

1993
» Seattle P Erik Hanson allows four runs on a single in the 4th inning of the Mariners' 8-2 loss to California. With the bases loaded, Greg Myers strokes a single to left. Left fielder Henry Cotto boots the ball, then throws over the head of C Bill Haselman as two runs score. Hanson, who is backing up home, fires a throw over 3B Edgar Martinez's head allowing two more runners to score.

The Yankees-Brewers game at County Stadium is interrupted by some 100 sea gulls who swoop down onto the field, apparently in search of moths hatching in the infield and outfield grass. The Yankees eventually win the game by a score of 5–4

1992
» Baseball owners vote 25–1 to allow the purchase of the Seattle Mariners by a group headed by Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi of Japan. It signals the first non-North American ownership of a major league team.

1990
» Ageless Nolan Ryan pitches his unprecedented 6th career no-hitter, striking out 14 batters in a 5–0 win over the A's. He is the first to pitch a no-hitter for three different teams, and the first to throw a no-hitter in three different decades. The A's are missing Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, and Carney Lansford in the lineup

1988
» Batting seventh as the Yankees DH, ahead of Rafael Santana and Joel Skinner, pitcher Rick Rhoden hits a sacrifice fly in New York's 8–6 win over Baltimore. He is the first pitcher to start a game as a DH since the rule was adopted in 1973. Later, Jose Cruz replaces Rhoden as the DH

1985
» Von Hayes becomes the first ML player ever to hit two home runs in the first inning, leading off with a home run, off Tom Gorman, and capping a 9-run outburst with a grand slam, as the Phillies go on to rout the Mets 26–7. Mets relievers Joe Sambito (3 innings) and Calvin Schiraldi (1.1 innings) both give up 10 runs apiece. The 26 runs in one game is a club record and the most in the National League since 1944.

1983
» Cardinals OF Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehabilitation program, joining the Phillies Dickie Noles and the Dodgers Steve Howe, as the 3rd ML player to leave his team because of a substance-abuse problem this season

1980

In a 7–4 win over the Phillies, San Francisco rookie Rich Murray hits his 1st ML home run, off Randy Lerch. Rich will hit three more and, combined with his brother Eddie Murray's career total of 504, will place them number one on the list of brother combos. Five Murray brothers play pro ball

1974
» Mel Stottlemyre makes his 272nd consecutive start, with no relief appearances, to set an American League record but he loses to California, 5–4. Dick Lange is the wining pitcher

1966
» Ernie Banks ties a modern major-league record with three triples, as Chicago wins 8–2 in the Astrodome. Chicago OF Adolfo Phillips also ties an major-league record by striking out nine straight times in two consecutive games (more than 18 innings

1962
» With the bases loaded in the 3rd against the Indians, Boston pitcher Earl Wilson is about throw when Tito Francona, the runner on 1B, yells, "hold it, Earl." Wilson holds the ball, then stumbles off the mound, balking home the game's first run. The Indians plate nine more in the game to win, 10–0, behind Jim Perry. Willie Kirkland drives in five runs with a home run and double

1938
» Cincinnati lefthander Johnny Vander Meer pitches a no-hitter against Boston, winning 3–0. Vander Meer, in his first full season, strikes out four to increase his league-leading total to 56. Danny MacFayden is the losing pitcher

1927
» After five wins in a row, the A's lose to the Tigers, 5–4. Despite Lefty Grove being lifted for a pinch hitter in the 8th, for the 9th inning the Philadelphia Athletics field a team of seven Hall of Famers. The outfield consists of Ty Cobb in right, Al Simmons in center and Zack Wheat in left. At 1B Jimmie Foxx, while at 2B. Cy Perkins started as catcher batting seventh, but when Mickey Cochrane pinch-hit for him in the last inning, seven Cooperstown-bound players were in the lineup. On May 24th of next year, the A's will again field seven HOFers and combine with the Yanks to showcase 13 Hall of Famers.

In New York, Babe Ruth clouts two consecutive home runs (numbers 19 and 20) off Garland Buckeye, but in his next time up Ruth is set upon by Cleveland C Luke Sewell who demands that the umpires inspect the Bambino's bat. The umps find nothing illegal, but the crowd of 30,000 cheer the Babe, who strikes out. Lazzeri adds a homer and New York wins, 6–4. Burns is 3-for-3 with two doubles for the Tribe

1915

Giants catcher Larry McLean, suspended by McGraw for 10 days, goes on rampage at Buckingham Hotel in St. Louis and picks a fight with John McGraw and scout Dick Kinsella. McGraw banishes the catcher saying he'll never play for Giants again. Christy Mathewson, unperturbed, beats the Cards in the afternoon. McLean will be shipped to the Cards, from whence he came, on August 6th for Doc Crandall

1913

With the score tied 5–5, Ivy Olson of Cleveland steals home in the top of the 15th for the winning run over the Red Sox. Jack Graney then steals home for an insurance run, marking the only time teammates would steal home in extra innings in the same game. Dutch Leonard watches on the mound for Boston

1904
» Before a record-breaking 38,805 at New York's Polo Grounds, Iron Joe McGinnity pitches nine innings of scoreless ball against Chicago. The Colts Bob Wicker goes one better, tossing nine innings without allowing a hit before former Cub Sam Mertes singles with one out in the 10th to break the no hitter. Chicago win it in the 12th, 1-0, when Johnny Evers 2-out single off McGinnity scores Frank Chance. It is Iron Joe's first loss after 14 straight wins. Wicker is flawless, allowing no other hits and striking out 10. Mertes also broke up another no-hitter on May 9th



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2001
» The Mariners defeat the Rockies, 10-9, as nine home runs are hit at Coors Field, six by Seattle and three by Colorado. Mike Cameron, drilled in the 7th inning following Bret Boone's 2nd home run of the game, hits the go-ahead homer in the 9th. The M's bullpen blows a lead and Aaron Sele (8–0) misses a W.

Gary Sheffield of the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first player in major-league history to win three 1-0 games in a season with a home run when he solos to beat the Atlanta Braves, 1-0. He also supplied the only scoring by homering on April two versus Milwaukee and on May seven against Florida

1997
» In the first-ever regular-season interleague game, the visiting SF Giants defeat the Texas Rangers, 4-3, behind the pitching of Mark Gardner. SF OF Darryl Hamilton gets the 1st interleague hit, OF Stan Javier the 1st home run, and Rod Beck the 1st save. Glenallen Hill has the distinction of being the first National League DH in a regular season game

1996
» The California Angels defeat the KC Royals, 4-3, in 10 innings to sweep the 3-game series between the two clubs. Chuck McElroy gets credit for all three wins in relief. He thus becomes the 1st pitcher to accomplish the feat since Mike Marshall of the Dodgers did it against the Giants in 1974. McElroy throws a total of 61 pitches in four 1/3 innings to run his record to 5-0.

1990
» Baltimore wins in dramatic fashion, beating Milwaukee, 4–3 in 10 innings. Dan Plesac serves up a 2-out home run in the 9th to Mickey Tettleton which ties the game, then tees up a leadoff homer to Randy Milligan in the 10th. Orioles SS Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list. By passing Scott, Ripken sets a record for consecutive games at one position. Lou Gehrig's longest was 885 games at 1B

1989
» Cardinals utility man Tim Jones plays catcher during a 10–3 loss to the Cubs, becoming the first player named Jones to catch in the major leagues since Philadelphia's Bill Jones caught four games in the Union Association in 1884

1983
» In the first complete game of his career in which he does not walk at least one batter, Nolan Ryan strikes out 11 Padres in a 2–0 shutout to move back into a first-place tie with Steve Carlton with 3,535 career strikeouts. The two will trade the lead back and forth start by start for much of the summer, but by the end of the season Carlton will have pulled ahead, 3,709 to 3,677.

1981
» At 12:30 A.M., after meeting with the owners for most of the previous day, players' union chief Marvin Miller announces, "We have accomplished nothing. The strike is on," thus beginning the longest labor action to date in American sports history. By the time the season resumes on August 10th, 706 games (38 percent of the ML schedule) will have been canceled

1970
» Pittsburgh's Dock Ellis no-hits San Diego 2–0 in the first game of a doubleheader. Ellis walks eight and hits one and gets all his support on a pair of Willie Stargell home runs. The Padres take the nitecap, 5–2, behind Danny Coombs. Nate Colbert has a pair of triples and Ferrara homers

1962
» The Braves beat the Dodgers, 15–2, as the Aaron brothers -- Hank Aaron and Tommie Aaron -- hit home runs in the same game for the first time. They'll do it twice more this year. Hank has three hits and drives in three runs before retiring in the 7th for a pinch-hitter, Lee May. May is the first of six hitters who will pinch for Aaron

1961
» An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in the White Sox to Arthur Allyn, a minority partner. Allyn also buys Hank Greenberg's stock to acquire a controlling interest. Greenberg remains as GM

1957

Cardinal Stan Musial plays in his 823rd game for a new NL consecutive-game streak, beating Gus Suhr's record. Larry Jackson beats the Phils 4-0 to improve his record to 8-2; he has now beaten every NL team this season

1943
» Roy Weatherly of the Yankees, who caught 10 fly balls in a game April 28, does it again. He is the first OF to have 10 putouts in a game twice in one season

1939
» The greatest gathering of members and future inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame assembles in Cooperstown, NY, for the dedication of the museum. A six-inning game at Doubleday Field presents lineups studded with players who will be elected in the future, as Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, Grover Alexander, Nap Lajoie, George Sisler, Eddie Collins, Tris Speaker, Cy Young, and Connie Mack accept their plaques

1925
» Against the Pirates, the Giants make a triple play that goes from SS Travis Jackson to C Hank Gowdy to 3B Heinie Groh to RF Ross Youngs to 2B George Kelly to 1B Terry. In the first inning, with Max Carey on 3B and Johnny Rawlings on 2B, Kiki Cuyler taps a slow roller to SS that gets away from Jackson for a few seconds. Carey starts home and is caught, Jackson to Gowdy to 3B Groh. Rawlings, on his way to 3B, heads back to 2B and is run down. Cuyler tries for 2B and gets caught in a rundown

1922
» The Cards get 10 straight hits in the sixth to beat the Phils 14–7, tying their own record of September 17, 1920. One of the hits is a smash over the short RF fence with 2 men on by SS Specs Torporcer, the first nonpitcher to wear glasses. But Toporcer’s first homer is negated when he passes base runner Doc Lavan. Specs is credited with a single.

Brown's rookie Herb Pruett K's Babe Ruth three times enroute to a 7–1 win over the Yankees. He allows six hits. Ruth will go 2-for-13 with 10 K's against the less-than-hard throwing southpaw, who will finish his career with a 29–48 record. The Browns collect nine hits including two homers off Bullet Joe Bush—a 2-run homer in the first by Williams and a solo by John Tobin—in pinning the only loss that Bush will suffer against St. Louis. Bush will get revenge on his next outing, running up a winning streak of 17 against the Browns

1880
» John Lee Richmond pitches the first perfect game in professional history, leading Worcester to a 1–0 victory over Cleveland. RF Lon Knight saves the no-hitter by throwing out Bill Phillips at 1B for a 9–3 putout



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2001
» The Mariners defeat the Padres, 8-4, to run their mark to 51-14. No AL team has ever won as many of their first 65 games of the year.

1993
» Seattle's Ken Griffey Jr. hits the 100th home run of his career in the Mariners' 6-1 win over the Royals, making him the 6th-youngest player to reach that level in major league history

After baseball owners have an all day meeting in Denver to discuss, among other things, bench-clearing brawls, they arrive at Mile High Stadium for the 7th inning, and witness two fights and four ejections. After a Ramon Martinez brushback pitch, Andres Galarraga singles and breaks for second clipping 2B Jody Reed with his spikes. Martinez then plunks Charlie Hayes, who charges the mound, and the brawling starts. Rocks reliever Keith Shephard, a former boxer, throws at Cory Snyder in the 8th, then gestures him to come on. Brawl two and two more ejections. The Dodgers win, 12–4

1991
» Pitching against the Reds in only his second major league start, Phillies rookie Andy Ashby strikes out the side on nine pitches in the 4th inning. A first for the Phillies, it is the 19th time in major league history this has happened, and the 4th time a rookie has accomplished the feat. Hod Eller (1917), Sloppy Thurston (1923), and Nolan Ryan (1968) were the other freshmen to turn the trick. Ashby is the loser in the 3-1 Phillie loss

1988
» Indianapolis (Triple A) lefty Randy Johnson, about to be recalled by the Expos, is forced to leave a game against Richmond after knocking down a line drive with his pitching hand. Angry at himself, Johnson reaches the dugout and punches the bat rack with his right hand. His left hand is okay, but his right hand is broken, delaying his recall

1976
» Rain out! The scheduled game at the Astrodome is canceled when heavy rains make it difficult for the visiting team and umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium

1964
» St. Louis acquires OF Lou Brock, with pitchers Jack Spring and Paul Toth, from the Cubs for pitchers Bobby Shantz and Ernie Broglio and OF Doug Clemens. Broglio, 28, has a 3–5 record, while Brock, a part-time OF with Chicago, is hitting .251. Brock will blossom in St. Louis hitting .348 while swiping 33 bases

1938
» Johnny Vander Meer stuns baseball by pitching his 2nd successive no-hitter, defeating the Dodgers and Max Butcher, 6–0. Brooklyn plays the first night game ever at Ebbets Field. In front of 38,748 fans, including spectators Babe Ruth and several hundred fans from Vandy's home town of Midland Park, NJ. Vandy strikes out seven and walks 8, including three one-out walks in the 9th. A force out at home on a grounder by Ernie Koy and a fly ball by Leo Durocher ends the game. In a pregame event, Koy, with a 10-yard start but running in his Reds' uniform, beats Olympic champion Jesse Owens in the 100-yard dash

1928
» Ty Cobb, 41 years old, steals home for the 50th and final time in his 24-year career to extend his major-league record. It comes in the eighth against the Indians. In a 12-5 Tiger win, Veach, Crawford and Cobb team up for a triple steal

1925
» In Shibe Park with the Indians leading 15-4 after seven innings, many fans leave and miss one of the greatest rallies of the century. The A's score 13 in the eighth for a 17-15 win. The outburst gives P Tom Glass his lone major-league victory

1902
» Corsicana (Texas League) shows no mercy in beating Texarkana, 51-3. Due to Sunday laws forbidding baseball, the game is shifted to a smaller park in Ennis, where the RF fence is only about 210'. The team's 53 hits include 21 HRs, mostly over the short RF fence. Nig Clarke, later to play in the ML, is perfect going 8-for-8-all home runs, collecting 16 RBIs and 32 total bases, all organized baseball records. Clarke is a switch-hitter but bats lefty against a righty pitcher, who is not one of the regular players but the son of part-owner C. B. DeWitt. Allegedly, at the urging of the crowd, the Texarcana pitchers lay it in for Nig in his last three at bats. He collects $185 from the appreciative fans. Two others are 8-for-8, including 2B William Alexander who has three home runs and a double. Manager Michael O'Conner is 7-for-8 with three HRs. Corsicana still strands 15 runners while scoring in every inning. Despite leading 17-1 after three innings, Corsicana steals five bases and "as was the custom of the day, took their last at bats even though they were the home team." They score eight more times in the final inning. The game is detailed in "The Man Who Stole First Base" by Eric Nadel & Craig R. Wright



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Originally posted by toejam
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1928
» Ty Cobb, 41 years old, steals home for the 50th and final time in his 24-year career to extend his major-league record. It comes in the eighth against the Indians. In a 12-5 Tiger win, Veach, Crawford and Cobb team up for a triple steal



Cobb stole home 50 times!! Thats crazy man. I doubt that anybody else did it 25 times.



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tomorrow is the 25 year anniversary of possibly the worst idea for a promotion in baseball history....disco demolition night

Disco Demolition Night proves a disaster

Nothing like a full house at the park, right? In 1979, baseball's all-time master of promotions, Bill Veeck, learned that's not always true. It was Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park. Working with WLUP-FM's Steve Dahl, fans could buy tickets for 98 cents if they brought disco records. The records were to go into a bonfire between games of a doubleheader. About 50,000 people came and more than 5,000 ended up on the field. Riotous behavior delayed the game 1 hour, 16 minutes. Veeck made futile pleas for the mob to leave. Umpire Dave Phillips called a forfeit, giving Detroit a sweep



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doing a bit of research i find that one source has cobb stealing home 54 times, 50 with detroit and 4 times with philadelphia second on the all time career list is max carey with 33, as the site say stealing home not a recognized stat so the research is ongoing

baseball-almanac.com...



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 07:57 PM
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july 20th

1976
» Hank Aaron hits the 755th, and last, home run of his career, connecting off Dick Drago of the California Angels. Jerry Augustine wins for the Brewers, 6–2

if there is enough interest i will revive this thread, please post if you would like to see it back



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 10:45 PM
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I like to check out this thread. Some pretty cool facts and stuff, but it would be a little easier to keep it going if there was stuff posted every day. That way people know that they can always go to it and get new stuff. It has gone for pretty long at some times without updates.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 05:37 AM
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i used to update this thread daily but when it went a week without getting any views i figured that no one was interested and that i was wasting my time, that is why i thought iwould see if there was any interest from members wanting to see it come back



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