On August 25, 1946, future Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers is born in Steubenville, Ohio. After a brilliant amateur career that includes American Legion “Player of the Year” honors, Fingers will make his major league debut with the Oakland A’s in 1968 and will become one of baseball’s top relievers.
Kokutetsu Swallows ace Masaichi Kaneda has his Nippon Pro Baseball-record consecutive shutout streak end at 64 1/3 IP. Hiromu Fujii of the Hiroshima Carp takes him deep to end the streak.
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Historic Fenway Park in Boston is officially dedicated, one month after hosting its first game, as the Red Sox host the Chicago White Sox. Playing in front of an overflow crowd, the Red Sox lose the game, 5 – 2.
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The Braves also win in extra innings, 4 – 3, over the Marlins. Martin Prado’s fourth hit of the day scores Michael Bourn in the top of the 11th, then Craig Kimbrel picks up his 36th save. Dan Uggla singles in the 5th to extend his hitting streak to 30 games, tying Andre Ethier of the Dodgers for the longest this year, and one game shy of the Atlanta record of 31 set by Rico Carty in 1970.
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