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The Dodgers tie a National League record, last accomplished by the 2006 Braves, when the team socks seven solo shots, dealing the Mets a crushing 8-7 loss at Citi Field. Former New York infielder Justin Turner delivers the decisive dinger in the top of the twelfth inning to complete the series sweep and extend the team’s consecutive win streak over the Amazins to 12 consecutive victories.

The Dodgers tie a National League record, last accomplished by the 2006 Braves, when the team socks seven solo shots, dealing the Mets a crushing 8-7 loss at Citi Field. Former New York infielder Justin Turner delivers the decisive dinger in the top of the twelfth inning to complete the series sweep and extend the team’s consecutive win streak over the Amazins to 12 consecutive victories.

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In the continuation of a game that started May 15, Juan Soto pinch-hits a two-run homer that proves to be the difference in the Nationals’ 5-3 victory against the Yankees. The stats of the game will indicate the 19 year-old rookie outfielder accomplishment preceded his big league debut, an oddity that also includes Dave Parker (1973) and Barry Bonds (1986) among the players who also recorded hits before making their big league debuts.

On June 18, 2018 In the continuation of a game that started May 15, Juan Soto pinch-hits a two-run homer that proves to be the difference in the Nationals’ 5-3 victory against the Yankees. The stats of the game will...

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The Lexington Legends, a Class A affiliate of the Royals, are giving away a Glenn Hubbard bobble head, depicting him with a snake draped around his neck. The inspiration of the minor league team’s promotion is based on the former Braves infielder’s 1984 Fleer baseball card on which he posed holding a real, eight-foot boa constrictor.

The Lexington Legends, a Class A affiliate of the Royals, are giving away a Glenn Hubbard bobble head, depicting him with a snake draped around his neck. The inspiration of the minor league team’s promotion is based on the former Braves infielder’s 1984 Fleer baseball card on which he posed holding a real, eight-foot boa constrictor.

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In light of the recent racially motivated massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, SC, the Pioneer League’s Orem Owlz, the Rookie Affiliate of the Angels located in Utah, cancels its Brent Brown Ballpark’s “Caucasian Heritage Night” scheduled for August 10 after the event stirred an outcry on social media. The team issued an apology, stating the intentions of the misconstrued promotion was to make fun of everyday normalcies, as evidenced by the planned festivities that included serving burgers on Wonder Bread with mayonnaise and showing clips from Seinfeld and Friends about TV characters trying to solve the vertical leaping challenge.

On June 19, 2015 In light of the recent racially motivated massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, SC, the Pioneer League’s Orem Owlz, the Rookie Affiliate of the Angels located in Utah, cancels its Brent Brown...

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Carlos Correa, the number one overall pick in 2012, becomes the second-youngest player in the modern era to steal three bases in a game when he swipes a trio of bags in Houston’s 8-4 victory against the Rockies at Coors Field. In 1979, Rickey Henderson was 20 years and 241 days old when he accomplished the feat, 18 days younger than the Astro shortstop.

On June 18, 2015 Carlos Correa, the number one overall pick in 2012, becomes the second-youngest player in the modern era to steal three bases in a game when he swipes a trio of bags in Houston’s 8-4 victory against the...

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Devin Mesoraco homers in his fifth consecutive game, tying a Reds’ record, previously accomplished by Ted Kluszewski (1954), George Crowe (1957), Johnny Bench (1972), Ken Griffey Jr. (2003), and Adam Dunn (2008). The Cincinnati catcher’s clout comes in the�ninth inning of the team’s 7-3 loss to Chicago at Wrigley Field.�

Devin Mesoraco homers in his fifth consecutive game, tying a Reds’ record, previously accomplished by Ted Kluszewski (1954), George Crowe (1957), Johnny Bench (1972), Ken Griffey Jr. (2003), and Adam Dunn (2008). The Cincinnati catcher’s clout comes in the�ninth inning of the team’s 7-3 loss to Chicago at Wrigley Field.�

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With the only batter reaching base as a result of a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the seventh inning, Clayton Kershaw no-hit the Rockies at Dodger Stadium, striking out a career-high 15 batters. The left-hander’s teammate Josh Beckett also threw a no-hitter 24 days ago, making it the shortest span between no-hitters by a team since the Reds’ Johnny Vander Meer accomplished it in consecutive starts, four days apart, in 1938.

On June 18, 2014 With the only batter reaching base as a result of a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the seventh inning, Clayton Kershaw no-hit the Rockies at Dodger Stadium, striking out a career-high 15 batters....

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At Tropicana Field, the Rays halt the Blue Jays’ 11-game winning streak, 4-3, thanks to back-to-back-to-back home runs in the second inning by James Loney, Wil Myers, and Sam Fuld. It is the second time in franchise history that the team has hit three consecutive home runs; Evan Longoria, Willy Aybar, and Dioner Navarro accomplished the feat in Anaheim in 2008.

At Tropicana Field, the Rays halt the Blue Jays’ 11-game winning streak, 4-3, thanks to back-to-back-to-back home runs in the second inning by James Loney, Wil Myers, and Sam Fuld. It is the second time in franchise history that the team has hit three consecutive home runs; Evan Longoria, Willy Aybar, and Dioner Navarro accomplished the feat in Anaheim in 2008.

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Mark Appel, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 first-year player draft, is introduced by the Astros at a Minute Maid Park press conference. The Stanford right-hander, a Houston native and a fan of the team growing up, will receive a $6.35 million signing bonus, which is significantly less than the assigned slot value of $7.8 million.

On June 19, 2013 Mark Appel, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 first-year player draft, is introduced by the Astros at a Minute Maid Park press conference. The Stanford right-hander, a Houston native and a fan of the...

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In a much-anticipated major league debut, Gerrit Cole throws six scoreless six innings in the Pirates’ 8-2 victory over San Francisco at PNC Park. A larger-than-average Tuesday night crowd of 30,614, which includes over 10,000 walk-ups, is on hand to watch the overall 2011 First-Year Player Draft No. 1 selection earn his first big league career victory. He starts off by striking out Gregor Blanco on three pitches, and singles off Tim Lincecum in his first at-bat, driving in two runs.

On June 11, 2013 In a much-anticipated major league debut, Gerrit Cole throws six scoreless six innings in the Pirates’ 8-2 victory over San Francisco at PNC Park. A larger-than-average Tuesday night crowd of 30,614, which...

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With his one-out, solo home run off Shawn Kelley in the seventh in the Diamondbacks’ 7-1 victory over Seattle at Chase Field, Aaron Hill becomes the fifth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle. The Arizona second baseman, the first D-Back to single, double, triple, and homer in four at-bats, joins Kelly Johnson (2010), Stephen Drew (2008), Greg Colbrunn (2002), and Luis Gonzalez (2000) in accomplishing the rare feat.

On June 18, 2012 With his one-out, solo home run off Shawn Kelley in the seventh in the Diamondbacks’ 7-1 victory over Seattle at Chase Field, Aaron Hill becomes the fifth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle....

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After a lengthy ten-week trial, Roger Clemens is acquitted by a jury on all charges that he obstructed justice and lied to Congress when he testified at a deposition during a 2008 nationally televised hearing. The seven-time Cy Young winner, who won 354 games playing for the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees, and Astros during his 24 years in the major leagues, contended that the success in the latter part of his career was a result of an over-the-top work ethic and not due to taking performance-enhancing drugs, as widely believed.

On June 18, 2012 After a lengthy ten-week trial, Roger Clemens is acquitted by a jury on all charges that he obstructed justice and lied to Congress when he testified at a deposition during a 2008 nationally televised hearing....

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Allowing only a fifth-inning single by Wilson Betemit in the Mets’ 5-0 victory over Baltimore at Citi Field, R.A. Dickey throws his second consecutive one-hitter, becoming the first pitcher to record back-to-back one-hit games since Dave Stieb accomplished the feat in 1988 and the first in the National League since Jim Tobin in 1944. The 37 year old Mets’ knuckleballer has not allowed an earned run in his last 5 starts spanning 42.2 innings, also limited Tampa Bay to just 1 hit.

On June 18, 2012 Allowing only a fifth-inning single by Wilson Betemit in the Mets’ 5-0 victory over Baltimore at Citi Field, R.A. Dickey throws his second consecutive one-hitter, becoming the first pitcher to record...

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In New York’s 4-2 loss to Colorado, A.J. Burnett becomes the first Yankee hurler to strike out four hitters in one inning. The right-hander starts the sixth frame by whiffing Rockies batters Chris Iannetta and Carlos Gonzalez, and when Chris Nelson reaches first base after swinging at a wild pitch for a third strike, he faces Todd Helton and strikes him out swinging to end the inning.

In New York’s 4-2 loss to Colorado, A.J. Burnett becomes the first Yankee hurler to strike out four hitters in one inning. The right-hander starts the sixth frame by whiffing Rockies batters Chris Iannetta and Carlos Gonzalez, and when Chris Nelson reaches first base after swinging at a wild pitch for a third strike, he faces Todd Helton and strikes him out swinging to end the inning.

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The Nationals name bench coach John McLaren as the interim manager to replace the departed Jim Riggleman, who surprised the team by quitting yesterday. Washington GM Mike Rizzo indicates the appointment is just for a few games, and will name Davey Johnson as the long-term replacement in the next few days.

The Nationals name bench coach John McLaren as the interim manager to replace the departed Jim Riggleman, who surprised the team by quitting yesterday. Washington GM Mike Rizzo indicates the appointment is just for a few games, and will name Davey Johnson as the long-term replacement in the next few days.

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For the second time in two years, a club plays as a road team in its own ballpark when the Marlins’ three-game series with the Mariners is shifted to Safeco Field due to preparations at Sun Life Stadium for a U2 concert to be held in Miami. Last season, MLB moved the Blue Jays home series against the Phillies, scheduled to be played at Rogers Centre, due to security concerns raised because of protests at the G20 Summit that was being held near the Toronto stadium.

For the second time in two years, a club plays as a road team in its own ballpark when the Marlins’ three-game series with the Mariners is shifted to Safeco Field due to preparations at Sun Life Stadium for a U2 concert to be held in Miami. Last season, MLB moved the Blue Jays home series against the Phillies, scheduled to be played at Rogers Centre, due to security concerns raised because of protests at the G20 Summit that was being held near the Toronto stadium.

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In their 5-1 inter-league loss to the Rays at Minute Maid Park, the Astros become the first team to use three pitchers with the same last name in a single game. Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez is followed to the mound by Fernando Rodriguez in the seventh and eighth, with Aneury Rodriguez tossing a scoreless ninth frame.

In their 5-1 inter-league loss to the Rays at Minute Maid Park, the Astros become the first team to use three pitchers with the same last name in a single game. Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez is followed to the mound by Fernando Rodriguez in the seventh and eighth, with Aneury Rodriguez tossing a scoreless ninth frame.

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Michael Kacer, a 29 year-old veteran who lost his arm during a rocket attack in Afghanistan, makes an amazing grab of Curtis Granderson’s foul ball at Yankee Stadium. The event attracts national attention when the video of the catch becomes viral on the web, and with ESPN including it in its top plays segment on SportsCenter.

Michael Kacer, a 29 year-old veteran who lost his arm during a rocket attack in Afghanistan, makes an amazing grab of Curtis Granderson’s foul ball at Yankee Stadium. The event attracts national attention when the video of the catch becomes viral on the web, and with ESPN including it in its top plays segment on SportsCenter.

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The Pirates fire one of the mascots who participate in the in-game pierogi race, due to the criticism of the team’s upper management posted on his Facebook page. The 24 year-old, who will be reinstated by Pittsburgh, is offered a position by the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League, an independent baseball organization, to become one of its racing hot dogs.

On June 19, 2010 The Pirates fire one of the mascots who participate in the in-game pierogi race, due to the criticism of the team’s upper management posted on his Facebook page. The 24 year-old, who will be reinstated by...

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Umpire Don Briggs throws the entire crowd, approximately 100 fans in attendance at Winfield-Mount Union High School (IA) for a contest against West Burlington, out of the game following his controversial call in the fifth inning. The incident occurs when the home team coach refuses to remove any of the unruly local fans, so the ten-year veteran scholastic arbitrator decides to take action himself, borrowing a cell phone to call the police to help with the ejections.

On June 11, 2009 Umpire Don Briggs throws the entire crowd, approximately 100 fans in attendance at Winfield-Mount Union High School (IA) for a contest against West Burlington, out of the game following his controversial call in...

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During an eventual 11-0 inter-league loss to the Mariners at Shea Stadium, Brian Runge enrages Jerry Manuel when the ump appears to show up Carlos Beltr�n after calling a strike on the center fielder. The commissioner’s office will suspend the home plate umpire for one game for bumping the Mets manager during the ensuing heated argument, with the New York skipper and outfielder, who were both thrown out of the game, being fined for arguing balls and strikes.

During an eventual 11-0 inter-league loss to the Mariners at Shea Stadium, Brian Runge enrages Jerry Manuel when the ump appears to show up Carlos Beltr�n after calling a strike on the center fielder. The commissioner’s office will suspend the home plate umpire for one game for bumping the Mets manager during the ensuing heated argument, with the New York skipper and outfielder, who were both thrown out of the game, being fined for arguing balls and strikes.

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The Chiefs and Dragons bench-clearing brawl, which results in 15 players being ejected, although some will be allowed back into the game so that the teams could complete the Midwest League contest, starts when Peoria right-hander Julio Castillo fires a ball toward the Dayton dugout, causing both teams to charge the Fifth Third Field. The 20 year-old Dominican starter will be arrested on a felony assault charge because his errant throw ricochets into the crowd, hitting a male fan.

The Chiefs and Dragons bench-clearing brawl, which results in 15 players being ejected, although some will be allowed back into the game so that the teams could complete the Midwest League contest, starts when Peoria right-hander Julio Castillo fires a ball toward the Dayton dugout, causing both teams to charge the Fifth Third Field. The 20 year-old Dominican starter will be arrested on a felony assault charge because his errant throw ricochets into the crowd, hitting a male fan.

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John McLaren is fired as the manager by the Mariners after getting off to a 25-47 start in a season which began with playoff potential. Jim Riggleman, the team’s bench coach, becomes the club’s fifth manager in the past six seasons.

On June 19, 2008 John McLaren is fired as the manager by the Mariners after getting off to a 25-47 start in a season which began with playoff potential. Jim Riggleman, the team’s bench coach, becomes the club’s fifth...

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In his first minor league appearance, 22 year-old Staten Island Yankee ambidextrous hurler Pat Venditte Jr., facing the Brooklyn Cyclones at KeySpan Park in Coney Island, pitches a scoreless ninth inning that includes striking out a very frustrated Ralph Henriquez to end the game. Delaying the game to adjust his shin guard each time he changes batter boxes, the switch-hitter is told by the umpiring crew to first select from which side of the plate he intended to hit, and that the pitcher would then be allowed to declare with which arm he would pitch.

On June 19, 2008 In his first minor league appearance, 22 year-old Staten Island Yankee ambidextrous hurler Pat Venditte Jr., facing the Brooklyn Cyclones at KeySpan Park in Coney Island, pitches a scoreless ninth inning that...

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The Braves set a major league mark when they drop their record 22nd straight one-run decision on the road when Texas rallies for a 5-4 victory at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Royals established the previous record of 21 during a stretch spanning over the 2000-01 seasons.

On June 19, 2008 The Braves set a major league mark when they drop their record 22nd straight one-run decision on the road when Texas rallies for a 5-4 victory at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Royals established the...

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