Tag: August 10

1994 – For the second year in a row, Jeff Bagwell’s left hand is broken by a pitch, this time by the Padres’ Andy Benes just two days before the players strike finishes their season. Bagwell ends with 39 homers, 116 RBIS and a .368 average (all club records at the time) in 400 at bats. Houston wins, 3-1, but loses the next day to finish 1/2 game behind Cincinnati in the first Central Division race. 

1994 – For the second year in a row, Jeff Bagwell’s left hand is broken by a pitch, this time by the Padres’ Andy Benes just two days before the players strike finishes their season. Bagwell ends with 39 homers, 116 RBIS and a .368 average (all club records at the time) in 400 at bats. Houston wins, 3-1, but loses the next day to finish 1/2 game behind Cincinnati in the first Central Division race. 

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1982 – Bill Virdon is fired as manager. Bob Lillis replaces him, becoming the first ex-Astro to skipper the team. Virdon leaves as Houston’s winningest manager (544-522). Lillis’ debut is a 4-1 victory over San Diego. Phil Garner’s three-run homer is the difference.

1982 – Bill Virdon is fired as manager. Bob Lillis replaces him, becoming the first ex-Astro to skipper the team. Virdon leaves as Houston’s winningest manager (544-522). Lillis’ debut is a 4-1 victory over San Diego. Phil Garner’s three-run homer is the difference.

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1981 – Baseball’s “second season” begins after a two-month strike interrupts play. Denny Walling is the hero with a two-run pinch-hit double off Al Holland in the ninth for a 6-5 triumph in San Francisco. Joe “Shoes” Pittman rescues Frank Lacorte when he makes a diving stab of Larry Herndon’s liner with two men aboard for the final out. 

1981 – Baseball’s “second season” begins after a two-month strike interrupts play. Denny Walling is the hero with a two-run pinch-hit double off Al Holland in the ninth for a 6-5 triumph in San Francisco. Joe “Shoes” Pittman rescues Frank Lacorte when he makes a diving stab of Larry Herndon’s liner with two men aboard for the final out. 

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1975 – The woeful “Lastros” sweep a four-game series from division-leading Pittsburgh, 5-3. J.R. Richard walks nine in six innings but allows just one hit for the win. Jerry DaVanon beats George Brett by eight years when his sixth-inning single is overturned after his bat is found with too much pine tar. DaVanon accidentally rubbed pine tar on the wrong end of his bat while in the on-deck circle and Pirate catcher Manny Sanguillen alertly handed the bat to the plate umpire. 

1975 – The woeful “Lastros” sweep a four-game series from division-leading Pittsburgh, 5-3. J.R. Richard walks nine in six innings but allows just one hit for the win. Jerry DaVanon beats George Brett by eight years when his sixth-inning single is overturned after his bat is found with too much pine tar. DaVanon accidentally rubbed pine tar on the wrong end of his bat while in the on-deck circle and Pirate catcher Manny Sanguillen alertly handed the bat to the plate umpire. 

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1968 – Doug Rader goes 5-for-5 and Norm Miller drives in five as Houston crushes Pittsburgh, 16-3, in the opener of a twinbill at Forbes Field. Rader smashes a two-run homer in the nightcap for his seventh straight hit and sixth RBI of the day but the Bucs rally to take the nightcap, 7-4.

1968 – Doug Rader goes 5-for-5 and Norm Miller drives in five as Houston crushes Pittsburgh, 16-3, in the opener of a twinbill at Forbes Field. Rader smashes a two-run homer in the nightcap for his seventh straight hit and sixth RBI of the day but the Bucs rally to take the nightcap, 7-4.

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2018 – The Orioles’ awful season continues as they blow an early 8 – 3 lead against Boston to lose, 19 – 12. This puts them 46 1/2 games back of the division-leading Red Sox, with 46 games remaining, meaning they are mathematically eliminated. It matches the earliest date this has happened in baseball history, set by the 1932 Red Sox and copied by the 1962 Mets, two notoriously awful teams, and the 46 games left to play at the time of elimination is a new record in the divisional era.

2018 – The Orioles’ awful season continues as they blow an early 8 – 3 lead against Boston to lose, 19 – 12. This puts them 46 1/2 games back of the division-leading Red Sox, with 46 games remaining, meaning they are mathematically eliminated. It matches the earliest date this has happened in baseball history, set by the 1932 Red Sox and copied by the 1962 Mets, two notoriously awful teams, and the 46 games left to play at the time of elimination is a new record in the divisional era.

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2017 – Dexter Fowler has a career night as he hits a grand slam and drives in 5 runs to lead St. Louis to an 8 – 6 win over the Royals. It is the 6th straight win for the Cards, who are now back within one game of the first-place Cubs in the NL Central after having trailed by as many as 6 1/2 games in mid-July.

2017 – Dexter Fowler has a career night as he hits a grand slam and drives in 5 runs to lead St. Louis to an 8 – 6 win over the Royals. It is the 6th straight win for the Cards, who are now back within one game of the first-place Cubs in the NL Central after having trailed by as many as 6 1/2 games in mid-July.

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2016 – Rangers slugger Prince Fielder formally announces that his career is over at 32, the result of having undergone a second spinal fusion surgery a few weeks earlier, making him medically unable to perform although he has four years remaining on his contract. He is the third prominent home run hitter to announce his retirement in a week, following Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez.

2016 – Rangers slugger Prince Fielder formally announces that his career is over at 32, the result of having undergone a second spinal fusion surgery a few weeks earlier, making him medically unable to perform although he has four years remaining on his contract. He is the third prominent home run hitter to announce his retirement in a week, following Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez.

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After rallying from a 5-0 deficit, the Blue Jays win the longest game in franchise history when Jose Bautista’s single in the bottom of the 19th inning drives in Munenori Kawasaki, giving Toronto a 6-5 walk-off victory over Detroit. Jose Reyes’s ninth-inning single with two outs off Joba Chamberlain sent the Rogers Centre contest into overtime.

After rallying from a 5-0 deficit, the Blue Jays win the longest game in franchise history when Jose Bautista’s single in the bottom of the 19th inning drives in Munenori Kawasaki, giving Toronto a 6-5 walk-off victory over Detroit. Jose Reyes’s ninth-inning single with two outs off Joba Chamberlain sent the Rogers Centre contest into overtime.

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After rallying from a 5-0 deficit, the Blue Jays win the longest game in franchise history when Jose Bautista’s single in the bottom of the 19th inning drives in Munenori Kawasaki, giving Toronto a 6-5 walk-off victory over Detroit. Jose Reyes’s ninth-inning single with two outs off Joba Chamberlain sent the Rogers Centre contest into overtime.

After rallying from a 5-0 deficit, the Blue Jays win the longest game in franchise history when Jose Bautista’s single in the bottom of the 19th inning drives in Munenori Kawasaki, giving Toronto a 6-5 walk-off victory over Detroit. Jose Reyes’s ninth-inning single with two outs off Joba Chamberlain sent the Rogers Centre contest into overtime.

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The Blue Jays defeat the Tigers, 6 – 5, in the longest game in team history in terms of both time and innings, thanks to a run-scoring single by Jose Bautista in the 19th inning, after 6 hours and 37 minutes of baseball. The winning hit comes off Rick Porcello, normally a starter but pressed into action by the length of the game. Melky Cabrera is the first player since Rod Carew on May 12, 1972 to reach base 8 times in a game. Chad Jenkinsthrows 6 scoreless innings for the win. The Tigers take an early 5 – 0 lead against starter Mark Buehrle who is chased in the 4th, but the Jays claw back and tie the game in the bottom of the 9th.

The Blue Jays defeat the Tigers, 6 – 5, in the longest game in team history in terms of both time and innings, thanks to a run-scoring single by Jose Bautista in the 19th inning, after 6 hours and 37 minutes of baseball. The winning hit comes off Rick Porcello, normally a starter but pressed into action by the length of the game. Melky Cabrera is the first player since Rod Carew on May 12, 1972 to reach base 8 times in a game. Chad Jenkinsthrows 6 scoreless innings for the win. The Tigers take an early 5 – 0 lead against starter Mark Buehrle who is chased in the 4th, but the Jays claw back and tie the game in the bottom of the 9th.

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In the Northwest League, four pitchers for the Spokane Indians combine to no-hit the Everett AquaSox in 11 innings, 3 – 0. A three-run homer by RF Luke Tender provides all of the scoring. Derek Thompson pitches 5 innings, followed by Shane McCain with 3, Adam Parks with 2 and Luis Pollorena who completes the gem by pitching the bottom of the 11th.

In the Northwest League, four pitchers for the Spokane Indians combine to no-hit the Everett AquaSox in 11 innings, 3 – 0. A three-run homer by RF Luke Tender provides all of the scoring. Derek Thompson pitches 5 innings, followed by Shane McCain with 3, Adam Parks with 2 and Luis Pollorena who completes the gem by pitching the bottom of the 11th.

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The Marlins end the Braves’ 14-game winning streak as Miami’s Adeiny Hechavarria scores the game’s only run on a wild pitch by Jordan Walden in the 9th inning after leading off the frame with a triple. Young starters Nathan Eovaldi and Alex Wood pitch 7 and 6 scoreless innings respectively.

The Marlins end the Braves’ 14-game winning streak as Miami’s Adeiny Hechavarria scores the game’s only run on a wild pitch by Jordan Walden in the 9th inning after leading off the frame with a triple. Young starters Nathan Eovaldi and Alex Wood pitch 7 and 6 scoreless innings respectively.

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Juan Uribe of the Dodgers falls victim to the hidden ball trick in the 4th inning, but it’s the only highlight on the day for the Rays, who fall, 5 – 0, as Los Angeles is now 19-3 since the All-Star break. Zack Greinke pitches 6 1/3 innings for the win.

Juan Uribe of the Dodgers falls victim to the hidden ball trick in the 4th inning, but it’s the only highlight on the day for the Rays, who fall, 5 – 0, as Los Angeles is now 19-3 since the All-Star break. Zack Greinke pitches 6 1/3 innings for the win.

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Austin Jackson runs wild as the Tigers defeat Texas, 6 – 2. He triples in the 4th to score Detroit’s first run, then after the Bengals score four runs to go ahead in the 6th, he caps the scoring in the 7th with the Tigers’ first inside-the-park homer in five years when Nelson Cruz makes an ill-advised attempt to catch his drive rather than let it bounce in front of him for a double; the ball skips past Cruz all the way to the wall. Prince Fielder hits a three-run homer for Detroit as Max Scherzer is the winner over Scott Feldman.

Austin Jackson runs wild as the Tigers defeat Texas, 6 – 2. He triples in the 4th to score Detroit’s first run, then after the Bengals score four runs to go ahead in the 6th, he caps the scoring in the 7th with the Tigers’ first inside-the-park homer in five years when Nelson Cruz makes an ill-advised attempt to catch his drive rather than let it bounce in front of him for a double; the ball skips past Cruz all the way to the wall. Prince Fielder hits a three-run homer for Detroit as Max Scherzer is the winner over Scott Feldman.

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The 2012 Italian Series opens with a bang. Defending champions T&A San Marino lead, 3 – 0, after six innings, but blow it to fall behind, 5 – 3, by the end of the 8th. In the bottom of the 9th, they promptly score 5 runs off former major leaguers Francisco Cruceta and Mark DiFelice, with DeFelice allowing hits to both batters he faces, a two-run tying single to Giovanni Pantaleoni and a three-run pinch-hit homer by Marco Yepez, the 2010 Italian Series MVP.

The 2012 Italian Series opens with a bang. Defending champions T&A San Marino lead, 3 – 0, after six innings, but blow it to fall behind, 5 – 3, by the end of the 8th. In the bottom of the 9th, they promptly score 5 runs off former major leaguers Francisco Cruceta and Mark DiFelice, with DeFelice allowing hits to both batters he faces, a two-run tying single to Giovanni Pantaleoni and a three-run pinch-hit homer by Marco Yepez, the 2010 Italian Series MVP.

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The Giants set an obscure record, but it is little consolation as they relent the NL West lead to the Diamondbacks. In the Giants’ 9 – 2 loss to the Pirates, Pablo Sandoval hits a solo homer off Jeff Karstens – the 19th consecutive solo shot by the team, tying a record set by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1914. The Giants’ last long ball with men on base was on July 6th. Meanwhile in Phoenix, the D-Backs set down the Astros, 6 – 3, as Henry Sosa is the loser in his major league debut, to go half a game up on the Giants. Josh Collmenter is the winner.

The Giants set an obscure record, but it is little consolation as they relent the NL West lead to the Diamondbacks. In the Giants’ 9 – 2 loss to the Pirates, Pablo Sandoval hits a solo homer off Jeff Karstens – the 19th consecutive solo shot by the team, tying a record set by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1914. The Giants’ last long ball with men on base was on July 6th. Meanwhile in Phoenix, the D-Backs set down the Astros, 6 – 3, as Henry Sosa is the loser in his major league debut, to go half a game up on the Giants. Josh Collmenter is the winner.

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Curtis Granderson, otherwise having a tremendous season, is embarrassed when he falls for the “play that never works”, when the opposing pitcher fakes a throw to third base, then throws to first. Granderson is picked offby Jordan Walden of the Angels to end the Yankees’ 6 – 4 loss to the Halos. Yanks manager Joe Girardi is philosophical about the blunder though: “Our aggressiveness has won us a lot of ballgames; tonight it cost us”, adding that baserunners were 15 for 15 in steal attempts against the Angels’ closer this year.

Curtis Granderson, otherwise having a tremendous season, is embarrassed when he falls for the “play that never works”, when the opposing pitcher fakes a throw to third base, then throws to first. Granderson is picked offby Jordan Walden of the Angels to end the Yankees’ 6 – 4 loss to the Halos. Yanks manager Joe Girardi is philosophical about the blunder though: “Our aggressiveness has won us a lot of ballgames; tonight it cost us”, adding that baserunners were 15 for 15 in steal attempts against the Angels’ closer this year.

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The second game of the series for the NL Central lead between the Cardinals and Reds is marred by a 1st-inning bench-clearing brawl which starts when St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina has words with Cincinnati 2B Brandon Phillips about the latter’s earlier statements to the media which Cardinal players found demeaning. After the fracas, the Cards go on to win, 8 – 4, and tie the Reds for the division lead. Jaime Garcia beats Johnny Cueto. Major League Baseball will hand a seven-game suspension to Cueto, who spiked an opposing player during the brawl, and two-game suspensions to managers Dusty Baker and Tony LaRussa for their role in the melee; four players are issued fines, in addition to the two skippers.

The second game of the series for the NL Central lead between the Cardinals and Reds is marred by a 1st-inning bench-clearing brawl which starts when St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina has words with Cincinnati 2B Brandon Phillips about the latter’s earlier statements to the media which Cardinal players found demeaning. After the fracas, the Cards go on to win, 8 – 4, and tie the Reds for the division lead. Jaime Garcia beats Johnny Cueto. Major League Baseball will hand a seven-game suspension to Cueto, who spiked an opposing player during the brawl, and two-game suspensions to managers Dusty Baker and Tony LaRussa for their role in the melee; four players are issued fines, in addition to the two skippers.

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Meanwhile, the AL Central race is also close, but Minnesota now has a one-game lead over the White Sox following tonight’s 12 – 6 win over their rivals. They are propelled by five homers – by Jim Thome, J.J. Hardy, Joe Mauer, Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel; Scott Baker is the winner.

Meanwhile, the AL Central race is also close, but Minnesota now has a one-game lead over the White Sox following tonight’s 12 – 6 win over their rivals. They are propelled by five homers – by Jim Thome, J.J. Hardy, Joe Mauer, Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel; Scott Baker is the winner.

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In an ugly first-inning brawl at Great American Ball Park, Cardinals’ backstop Jason LaRue suffers a mild concussion and bruised ribs, with his batterymate Chris Carpenter also receiving bruises on his back during the seven-minute scrum. Reds’ starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, who will be suspended for seven games for kicking the Redbirds’ catcher and pitcher, draws the wrath of his opponents for lashing out with his spikes during the altercation.

In an ugly first-inning brawl at Great American Ball Park, Cardinals’ backstop Jason LaRue suffers a mild concussion and bruised ribs, with his batterymate Chris Carpenter also receiving bruises on his back during the seven-minute scrum. Reds’ starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, who will be suspended for seven games for kicking the Redbirds’ catcher and pitcher, draws the wrath of his opponents for lashing out with his spikes during the altercation.

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In a surprise move, the Blue Jays place starting RF Alex Rios on waivers; the two-time All-Star is claimed by the Chicago White Sox. Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi explains that the move is meant to give the team additional financial flexibility as Rios, who is hitting .264 with 14 homers and 62 RBI, is due more than $60 million until 2015. In the game that follows, Toronto ends the Yankees’ eight-game winning streak with a 5 – 4 win, thanks to 5 2/3 innings of scoreless work from its bullpen.

In a surprise move, the Blue Jays place starting RF Alex Rios on waivers; the two-time All-Star is claimed by the Chicago White Sox. Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi explains that the move is meant to give the team additional financial flexibility as Rios, who is hitting .264 with 14 homers and 62 RBI, is due more than $60 million until 2015. In the game that follows, Toronto ends the Yankees’ eight-game winning streak with a 5 – 4 win, thanks to 5 2/3 innings of scoreless work from its bullpen.

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Troy Tulowitzki collects five hits, completing the cycle with a three-bagger in the seventh inning of the Rockies’ 11-5 victory over the Cubs at Coors Field. The Colorado shortstop is the fifth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat, and the sixth major leaguer this season to have a single, double, triple, and home run in the same game.

Troy Tulowitzki collects five hits, completing the cycle with a three-bagger in the seventh inning of the Rockies’ 11-5 victory over the Cubs at Coors Field. The Colorado shortstop is the fifth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat, and the sixth major leaguer this season to have a single, double, triple, and home run in the same game.

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2008 – The Tampa Bay Rays set a new franchise record for wins; never having topped 70 in any of 10 prior seasons, the Rays win their 71st game before mid-August to go to 71-46. They top the Mariners, 11 – 3, with three-run homers by Willy Aybar and Shawn Riggans. Edwin Jackson gets the victory. The Rays will finish the year with 97 wins and represent the American League in the World Series.

2008 – The Tampa Bay Rays set a new franchise record for wins; never having topped 70 in any of 10 prior seasons, the Rays win their 71st game before mid-August to go to 71-46. They top the Mariners, 11 – 3, with three-run homers by Willy Aybar and Shawn Riggans. Edwin Jackson gets the victory. The Rays will finish the year with 97 wins and represent the American League in the World Series.

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2007 – Rick Guttormson of the Softbank Hawks becomes the first player in the history of Nippon Pro Baseball to be suspended for a positive banned-substance test. Guttormson tested positively for Finasteride, which is known as a masking agent for steroids. NPB instituted its steroid policy this year.

2007 – Rick Guttormson of the Softbank Hawks becomes the first player in the history of Nippon Pro Baseball to be suspended for a positive banned-substance test. Guttormson tested positively for Finasteride, which is known as a masking agent for steroids. NPB instituted its steroid policy this year.

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The Indians pay tribute to Larry Doby on his day at Jacobs Field by collectively wearing his number 14 on their uniforms. In 1947, the future Hall of Fame outfielder became the first black to play in the American League, making his debut in Detroit with Cleveland as a pinch-hitter.

The Indians pay tribute to Larry Doby on his day at Jacobs Field by collectively wearing his number 14 on their uniforms. In 1947, the future Hall of Fame outfielder became the first black to play in the American League, making his debut in Detroit with Cleveland as a pinch-hitter.

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In the finale of the three-game sweep by the Royals, Red Sox ace Curt Schilling surrenders 10 extra-base hits, tying an American League record. The nine doubles and homer equal the dubious mark set by Dale Gear (1901 Senators) and Luis Tiant (1969 Indians).

In the finale of the three-game sweep by the Royals, Red Sox ace Curt Schilling surrenders 10 extra-base hits, tying an American League record. The nine doubles and homer equal the dubious mark set by Dale Gear (1901 Senators) and Luis Tiant (1969 Indians).

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After being released from the hospital, an 18-year-old fan appears in court to face criminal charges of trespassing, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief stemming from his 40-foot plunge last night from the upper deck of Yankee Stadium into the netting behind home plate. Team owner George Steinbrenner called the incident “… the only exciting thing that happened today,” after his struggling club loses to the first-place White Sox, 2 – 1.

After being released from the hospital, an 18-year-old fan appears in court to face criminal charges of trespassing, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief stemming from his 40-foot plunge last night from the upper deck of Yankee Stadium into the netting behind home plate. Team owner George Steinbrenner called the incident “… the only exciting thing that happened today,” after his struggling club loses to the first-place White Sox, 2 – 1.

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For the second consecutive season, Mike Lowell employs the hidden ball trick on an unsuspecting base runner. Representing the tying run in the eighth inning, Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Terrero is the Marlins third baseman’s latest victim.

For the second consecutive season, Mike Lowell employs the hidden ball trick on an unsuspecting base runner. Representing the tying run in the eighth inning, Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Terrero is the Marlins third baseman’s latest victim.

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Jackie Robinson’s former Negro League roommate, 103-year old Ted Radcliffe, thought at the time to be the oldest professional baseball player, dies after a long battle with cancer. He was dubbed “Double Duty” by Damon Runyon after hitting a grand slam in the opener of a 1932 Yankee Stadium doubleheader and then hurling a shutout in the night cap.

Jackie Robinson’s former Negro League roommate, 103-year old Ted Radcliffe, thought at the time to be the oldest professional baseball player, dies after a long battle with cancer. He was dubbed “Double Duty” by Damon Runyon after hitting a grand slam in the opener of a 1932 Yankee Stadium doubleheader and then hurling a shutout in the night cap.

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Jackie Robinson’s former Negro League roommate 103 year-old Ted Radcliffe, probably the oldest professional baseball player, dies after a long battle with cancer. The 1943 Negro American League Most Valuable player was dubbed ‘Double Duty’ by Damon Runyon after catching a shutout in the opener of a 1931 Negro League World Series Yankee Stadium doubleheader and then hurling one of his own in the nightcap.

Jackie Robinson’s former Negro League roommate 103 year-old Ted Radcliffe, probably the oldest professional baseball player, dies after a long battle with cancer. The 1943 Negro American League Most Valuable player was dubbed ‘Double Duty’ by Damon Runyon after catching a shutout in the opener of a 1931 Negro League World Series Yankee Stadium doubleheader and then hurling one of his own in the nightcap.

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After being released from the hospital, an 18 year-old fan appears in court to face criminal charges of trespassing, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief stemming from his 40-foot plunge last night from the upper deck of Yankee Stadium into the netting behind home plate. Team owner George Steinbrenner called the incident “… the only exciting thing that happened today,” after his struggling club loses to the first-place White Sox, 2-1.

After being released from the hospital, an 18 year-old fan appears in court to face criminal charges of trespassing, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief stemming from his 40-foot plunge last night from the upper deck of Yankee Stadium into the netting behind home plate. Team owner George Steinbrenner called the incident “… the only exciting thing that happened today,” after his struggling club loses to the first-place White Sox, 2-1.

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Radio talk-show host Larry Krueger, who caused an uproar in the team’s clubhouse, is fired by KNBR, the flagship station of the Giants, for making inappropriate racial remarks. During a postgame rant, the controversial the on-air personality said the team had too many “brain-dead Caribbean hitters” and tells his listeners that manager Felipe Alou’s mind “has turned to Cream of Wheat”.

Radio talk-show host Larry Krueger, who caused an uproar in the team’s clubhouse, is fired by KNBR, the flagship station of the Giants, for making inappropriate racial remarks. During a postgame rant, the controversial the on-air personality said the team had too many “brain-dead Caribbean hitters” and tells his listeners that manager Felipe Alou’s mind “has turned to Cream of Wheat”.

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8/10/2005: Gabe Kapler of the Red Sox hit a line drive off Kenny Rogers that struck the top of the LF wall in the bottom of the third inning at Fenway Park. The ball bounced into the relatively new “Monster Seats” on top of the wall, struck a table and caromed back onto the field. Umpire Derryl Cousins said the ball never left the field and after a consultation among the crew the call was upheld and Kapler ended up with a double. Trot Nixon, on the disabled list, was ejected from the dugout after the call. The lost dinger didn’t matter in the game as Boston beat Texas, 16-5.

8/10/2005: Gabe Kapler of the Red Sox hit a line drive off Kenny Rogers that struck the top of the LF wall in the bottom of the third inning at Fenway Park. The ball bounced into the relatively new “Monster Seats” on top of the wall, struck a table and caromed back onto the field. Umpire Derryl Cousins said the ball never left the field and after a consultation among the crew the call was upheld and Kapler ended up with a double. Trot Nixon, on the disabled list, was ejected from the dugout after the call. The lost dinger didn’t matter in the game as Boston beat Texas, 16-5.

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For the second consecutive season, Mike Lowell employs the hidden ball trick on an unsuspecting base runner. Representing the tying run in the eighth inning, Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Terrero is the Marlins third baseman’s latest victim.

For the second consecutive season, Mike Lowell employs the hidden ball trick on an unsuspecting base runner. Representing the tying run in the eighth inning, Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Terrero is the Marlins third baseman’s latest victim.

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Jackie Robinson’s former Negro League roommate 103 year-old Ted Radcliffe, probably the oldest professional baseball player, dies after a long battle with cancer. The 1943 Negro American League Most Valuable player was dubbed ‘Double Duty’ by Damon Runyon after catching a shutout in the opener of a 1931 Negro League World Series Yankee Stadium doubleheader and then hurling one of his own in the nightcap.

Jackie Robinson’s former Negro League roommate 103 year-old Ted Radcliffe, probably the oldest professional baseball player, dies after a long battle with cancer. The 1943 Negro American League Most Valuable player was dubbed ‘Double Duty’ by Damon Runyon after catching a shutout in the opener of a 1931 Negro League World Series Yankee Stadium doubleheader and then hurling one of his own in the nightcap.

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Radio talk-show host Larry Krueger, who caused an uproar in the team’s clubhouse, is fired by KNBR, the flagship station of the Giants, for making inappropriate racial remarks. During a postgame rant, the controversial the on-air personality said the team had too many “brain-dead Caribbean hitters” and tells his listeners that manager Felipe Alou’s mind “has turned to Cream of Wheat”.

Radio talk-show host Larry Krueger, who caused an uproar in the team’s clubhouse, is fired by KNBR, the flagship station of the Giants, for making inappropriate racial remarks. During a postgame rant, the controversial the on-air personality said the team had too many “brain-dead Caribbean hitters” and tells his listeners that manager Felipe Alou’s mind “has turned to Cream of Wheat”.

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Taking a cab to Shea Stadium from nearby LaGuardia Airport, Mets starting pitcher Tom Glavine is injured as the taxi collides with an SUV. The 38-year old two-time Cy Young Award winner loses his front two teeth and needs over 40 stitches to close facial lacerations.

Taking a cab to Shea Stadium from nearby LaGuardia Airport, Mets starting pitcher Tom Glavine is injured as the taxi collides with an SUV. The 38-year old two-time Cy Young Award winner loses his front two teeth and needs over 40 stitches to close facial lacerations.

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Radio talk-show host Larry Krueger, who caused an uproar in the team’s clubhouse, is fired by KNBR, the flagship station of the Giants, for making inappropriate racial remarks. During a postgame rant the controversial on-air personality said the team had too many “brain-dead Caribbean hitters” and tells his listeners that manager Felipe Alou’s mind “has turned to Cream of Wheat”.

Radio talk-show host Larry Krueger, who caused an uproar in the team’s clubhouse, is fired by KNBR, the flagship station of the Giants, for making inappropriate racial remarks. During a postgame rant the controversial on-air personality said the team had too many “brain-dead Caribbean hitters” and tells his listeners that manager Felipe Alou’s mind “has turned to Cream of Wheat”.

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At Great American Ball Park, Adam Dunn crushes a ball to dead center field that clears the wall by over 100 feet before bouncing into the Ohio River. The Reds first baseman’s Ruthian blast off LA’s Jose Lima, believed to have traveled 535 feet, is the longest home run ever hit in the Cincinnati ball yard.

At Great American Ball Park, Adam Dunn crushes a ball to dead center field that clears the wall by over 100 feet before bouncing into the Ohio River. The Reds first baseman’s Ruthian blast off LA’s Jose Lima, believed to have traveled 535 feet, is the longest home run ever hit in the Cincinnati ball yard.

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After signing the American League Rookie of the Year to a five-year, possible $16 million deal on May 6, the Royals send Angel Berroa to the Wichita Wranglers, their Double-A affiliate in the Texas League. The struggling shortstop is hitting only .249 with five homers and 30 ribbies, compared to last season’s award-winning performance, when the 26 year-old Dominican batted .287 with 17 homers and 73 RBIs in his first full season in the major leagues.

After signing the American League Rookie of the Year to a five-year, possible $16 million deal on May 6, the Royals send Angel Berroa to the Wichita Wranglers, their Double-A affiliate in the Texas League. The struggling shortstop is hitting only .249 with five homers and 30 ribbies, compared to last season’s award-winning performance, when the 26 year-old Dominican batted .287 with 17 homers and 73 RBIs in his first full season in the major leagues.

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After signing last year’s American League Rookie of the Year to a five-year, $16 million deal on May 6th, the Royals send Angel Berroa to the Wichita Wranglers, their Double A affiliate in the Texas League. The struggling shortstop is hitting only .249 with five homers and 30 ribbies compared to last season’s award-winning performance when the 26-year old Dominican batted .287 with 17 homers and 73 RBIs in his first full season in the major leagues.

After signing last year’s American League Rookie of the Year to a five-year, $16 million deal on May 6th, the Royals send Angel Berroa to the Wichita Wranglers, their Double A affiliate in the Texas League. The struggling shortstop is hitting only .249 with five homers and 30 ribbies compared to last season’s award-winning performance when the 26-year old Dominican batted .287 with 17 homers and 73 RBIs in his first full season in the major leagues.

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At Great American Ball Park, Adam Dunn crushes a ball to dead center field that clears the wall by over 100 feet before bouncing into the Ohio River. The Reds first baseman’s Ruthian blast off LA’s Jose Lima, believed to have traveled 535 feet, is the longest home run ever hit in the Cincinnati ball yard.

At Great American Ball Park, Adam Dunn crushes a ball to dead center field that clears the wall by over 100 feet before bouncing into the Ohio River. The Reds first baseman’s Ruthian blast off LA’s Jose Lima, believed to have traveled 535 feet, is the longest home run ever hit in the Cincinnati ball yard.

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Taking a cab to Shea Stadium from nearby LaGuardia Airport, Mets starting pitcher Tom Glavine is injured as the taxi collides with an SUV. The 38 year-old two-time Cy Young Award winner loses his front two teeth and needs over 40 stitches to close facial lacerations.

Taking a cab to Shea Stadium from nearby LaGuardia Airport, Mets starting pitcher Tom Glavine is injured as the taxi collides with an SUV. The 38 year-old two-time Cy Young Award winner loses his front two teeth and needs over 40 stitches to close facial lacerations.

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After signing the American League Rookie of the Year to a five-year, possible $16 million deal on May 6, the Royals send Angel Berroa to the Wichita Wranglers, their Double-A affiliate in the Texas League. The struggling shortstop is hitting only .249 with five homers and 30 ribbies, compared to last season’s award-winning performance, when the 26 year-old Dominican batted .287 with 17 homers and 73 RBIs in his first full season in the major leagues.

After signing the American League Rookie of the Year to a five-year, possible $16 million deal on May 6, the Royals send Angel Berroa to the Wichita Wranglers, their Double-A affiliate in the Texas League. The struggling shortstop is hitting only .249 with five homers and 30 ribbies, compared to last season’s award-winning performance, when the 26 year-old Dominican batted .287 with 17 homers and 73 RBIs in his first full season in the major leagues.

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2003 – Rafael Furcal becomes the 12th player to turn an unassisted triple play in big league history. With Cardinals on first (Orlando Palmeiro) and second (Mike Matheny) in the 5th inning, the Braves shortstop makes a leaping catch of pitcher Woody Williams’ liner and steps on second base to double up Matheny before tagging out Palmeiro who is attempting to get back to first base.

2003 – Rafael Furcal becomes the 12th player to turn an unassisted triple play in big league history. With Cardinals on first (Orlando Palmeiro) and second (Mike Matheny) in the 5th inning, the Braves shortstop makes a leaping catch of pitcher Woody Williams’ liner and steps on second base to double up Matheny before tagging out Palmeiro who is attempting to get back to first base.

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