Tag: August 16

1968 – Jim Wynn homers off Tom Seaver with two outs in the ninth to tie New York, 1-1. Bob Aspromonte’s two-run opposite-field double in the 12th wins it for Houston. Tom Dukes, who fanned two with the bases full of Mets in the 11th, picks up the 3-1 victory.

1968 – Jim Wynn homers off Tom Seaver with two outs in the ninth to tie New York, 1-1. Bob Aspromonte’s two-run opposite-field double in the 12th wins it for Houston. Tom Dukes, who fanned two with the bases full of Mets in the 11th, picks up the 3-1 victory.

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2011 – Brian Bogusevic belts a walk-off grand slam that stuns Chicago, 6-5, to snap a seven-game losing skid. Carlos Marmol is the victim. It’s just the second big league homer for Bogusevic, making Aneury Rodriguez a winning pitcher for the first time in his major league career. 

2011 – Brian Bogusevic belts a walk-off grand slam that stuns Chicago, 6-5, to snap a seven-game losing skid. Carlos Marmol is the victim. It’s just the second big league homer for Bogusevic, making Aneury Rodriguez a winning pitcher for the first time in his major league career. 

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2000 – Six different Astros belt home runs and they’ll need all of them to outlast Pittsburgh, 11-10. Lance Berkman, Jeff Bagwell, Chris Truby, Moises Alou, Tim Bogar and Julio Lugo play long ball to build an 11-2 lead but no lead is safe at Enron Field. The Bucs storm back with eight runs in the last two frames before Octavio Dotel can coax the final out. 

2000 – Six different Astros belt home runs and they’ll need all of them to outlast Pittsburgh, 11-10. Lance Berkman, Jeff Bagwell, Chris Truby, Moises Alou, Tim Bogar and Julio Lugo play long ball to build an 11-2 lead but no lead is safe at Enron Field. The Bucs storm back with eight runs in the last two frames before Octavio Dotel can coax the final out. 

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1983 – John Mizerock doubles, homers and drives in four to pace an 8-5 triumph over the Reds. Ray Knight also goes deep. Mike Scott runs out of gas, turning it over to Bill Dawley who collects the save. 

1983 – John Mizerock doubles, homers and drives in four to pace an 8-5 triumph over the Reds. Ray Knight also goes deep. Mike Scott runs out of gas, turning it over to Bill Dawley who collects the save. 

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1981 – Joe Niekro and Dave Smith combine on a two-hitter to blank San Diego, 3-0. Niekro and Steve Mura trade goose eggs for seven innings until Tony Scott drives home Joe Pittman in the eighth. Gary Woods then delivers Scott. In the ninth, Scott again plates Pittman with an insurance run. The shutout caps a seven-game road trip to open the “second season”, with the Astros winning five of them. 

1981 – Joe Niekro and Dave Smith combine on a two-hitter to blank San Diego, 3-0. Niekro and Steve Mura trade goose eggs for seven innings until Tony Scott drives home Joe Pittman in the eighth. Gary Woods then delivers Scott. In the ninth, Scott again plates Pittman with an insurance run. The shutout caps a seven-game road trip to open the “second season”, with the Astros winning five of them. 

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Just two weeks after suffering a 25 – 4 loss, the worst in team history, the Mets turn around and defeat the Phillies, 24 – 4, in the first game of a doubleheader, setting team records for runs and hits (25). Coming on the back of a 16 – 5 win over the Orioles the day before, the win also marks the first time they score at least 15 runs in back-to-back games. Jose Bautista, who does not even start the game, leads the offense with a grand slam and 7 RBIs. However, the Mets return to form in the nitecap, losing 9 – 6.

Just two weeks after suffering a 25 – 4 loss, the worst in team history, the Mets turn around and defeat the Phillies, 24 – 4, in the first game of a doubleheader, setting team records for runs and hits (25). Coming on the back of a 16 – 5 win over the Orioles the day before, the win also marks the first time they score at least 15 runs in back-to-back games. Jose Bautista, who does not even start the game, leads the offense with a grand slam and 7 RBIs. However, the Mets return to form in the nitecap, losing 9 – 6.

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The Rangers turn an extremely rare triple play in their 8 – 6 win over the Angels. It goes 5-4, i.e. from 3B Jurickson Profar to 2B Rougned Odor, and all three outs are baserunners – not the batter – something not seen since 1912. With the bases loaded, David Fletcher smokes a liner to Profar, who fields it on a short hop, steps on the bag then tags Taylor Ward, who is returning to the bag, thinking the ball has been caught on the fly. Profar then throws to Odor to force Kole Calhoun and complete the triple killing.

The Rangers turn an extremely rare triple play in their 8 – 6 win over the Angels. It goes 5-4, i.e. from 3B Jurickson Profar to 2B Rougned Odor, and all three outs are baserunners – not the batter – something not seen since 1912. With the bases loaded, David Fletcher smokes a liner to Profar, who fields it on a short hop, steps on the bag then tags Taylor Ward, who is returning to the bag, thinking the ball has been caught on the fly. Profar then throws to Odor to force Kole Calhoun and complete the triple killing.

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2017 – Short of infielders because of injuries, the Mets start catcher Travis d’Arnaud at third base in their game against the Yankees. However, as d’Arnaud has never played the position professionally, manager Terry Collinsdecides to switch him and starting second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera every time a right-handed batter comes up, in order to minimize the chance of a ball actually being hit towards the improvized infielder. The two end up exchanging positions 18 times as the Yankees prevail, 5 – 3, making for an unusual boxscore that reads “Cabrera 2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b” and “d’Arnaud 3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b”.

2017 – Short of infielders because of injuries, the Mets start catcher Travis d’Arnaud at third base in their game against the Yankees. However, as d’Arnaud has never played the position professionally, manager Terry Collinsdecides to switch him and starting second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera every time a right-handed batter comes up, in order to minimize the chance of a ball actually being hit towards the improvized infielder. The two end up exchanging positions 18 times as the Yankees prevail, 5 – 3, making for an unusual boxscore that reads “Cabrera 2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b” and “d’Arnaud 3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b-2b-3b”.

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Playing his first game in Philadelphia after being traded by the Phillies almost a year ago, Chase Utley has one of the best games of his career, homering twice including a grand slam in leading the Dodgers to a 15 – 5 win.

Playing his first game in Philadelphia after being traded by the Phillies almost a year ago, Chase Utley has one of the best games of his career, homering twice including a grand slam in leading the Dodgers to a 15 – 5 win.

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The Blue Jays score 8 runs in the 8th to mount a come-from-behind 12 – 6 win over the Yankees and take over first place from Baltimore in a tightly-fought AL East race. C Russell Martin’s second homer of the contest puts the Jays ahead to stay. His counterpart for New York, Gary Sanchez, also homers twice, making it the first time in American League history that both starting catchers have done so. Troy Tulowitzki has four hits and also homers for Toronto, while Scott Feldman earns his first win since being acquired in a mid-season trade.

The Blue Jays score 8 runs in the 8th to mount a come-from-behind 12 – 6 win over the Yankees and take over first place from Baltimore in a tightly-fought AL East race. C Russell Martin’s second homer of the contest puts the Jays ahead to stay. His counterpart for New York, Gary Sanchez, also homers twice, making it the first time in American League history that both starting catchers have done so. Troy Tulowitzki has four hits and also homers for Toronto, while Scott Feldman earns his first win since being acquired in a mid-season trade.

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2015 – Madison Bumgarner does it all as he throws a three-hit shutout to defeat the Nationals, 5 – 0. The Giants ace has 14 strikeouts, matching a career best, and also doubles and homers, his fourth long ball of the season, to improve to 14-6. For the Nats, it is a 6th straight loss, and they fall below .500 for the first time since May 6th, when they were 14-15.

2015 – Madison Bumgarner does it all as he throws a three-hit shutout to defeat the Nationals, 5 – 0. The Giants ace has 14 strikeouts, matching a career best, and also doubles and homers, his fourth long ball of the season, to improve to 14-6. For the Nats, it is a 6th straight loss, and they fall below .500 for the first time since May 6th, when they were 14-15.

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Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announces Ryne Sandberg has been named as the interim manager of the team, replacing Charlie Manuel, who won more games than any other skipper in franchise history. During his nine seasons in the Philadelphia dugout, the 69 year-old, who had never been selected as the NL Manager of the Year, led the club to five consecutive division titles and a world championship in 2008.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announces Ryne Sandberg has been named as the interim manager of the team, replacing Charlie Manuel, who won more games than any other skipper in franchise history. During his nine seasons in the Philadelphia dugout, the 69 year-old, who had never been selected as the NL Manager of the Year, led the club to five consecutive division titles and a world championship in 2008.

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2013 – The Phillies fire manager Charlie Manuel and replace him with Hall of Fame 2B Ryne Sandberg. The Phillies have lost 19 of their last 24 games, and lose again in Sandberg’s debut, being blanked, 4 – 0, by Zack Greinke and the Dodgers.

2013 – The Phillies fire manager Charlie Manuel and replace him with Hall of Fame 2B Ryne Sandberg. The Phillies have lost 19 of their last 24 games, and lose again in Sandberg’s debut, being blanked, 4 – 0, by Zack Greinke and the Dodgers.

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With a unanimous vote, the Major League owners approve the transfer of the San Diego Padres from John Moores, who had owned the team for 18 years, to a group headed by longtime local businessman Ron Fowler. The new ownership group, the fifth in franchise history, also includes pro golfer Phil Mickelson, a San Diego native.

With a unanimous vote, the Major League owners approve the transfer of the San Diego Padres from John Moores, who had owned the team for 18 years, to a group headed by longtime local businessman Ron Fowler. The new ownership group, the fifth in franchise history, also includes pro golfer Phil Mickelson, a San Diego native.

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Major League Baseball approves the sale of the San Diego Padres from John Moores to a group headed by local businessman Ron Fowler, which also includes former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley and pro golfer Phil Mickelson. The sale is for $800 million. In the game that follows, the Padres are shut out by Kris Medlen of the Braves, 6 – 0, as Chipper Jones hits a pair of homers.

Major League Baseball approves the sale of the San Diego Padres from John Moores to a group headed by local businessman Ron Fowler, which also includes former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley and pro golfer Phil Mickelson. The sale is for $800 million. In the game that follows, the Padres are shut out by Kris Medlen of the Braves, 6 – 0, as Chipper Jones hits a pair of homers.

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Garrett Jones homers twice, both three-run shots, to lead Pittsburgh to a 10 – 6 win over the Dodgers. A.J. Burnett wins his 15th game, over Joe Blanton, who is ejected in the 5th inning. Also being shown the door for Los Angeles are Matt Kemp tossed in the 2nd inning by Angel Campos for uttering words while teammate Andre Ethier is at bat, and manager Don Mattingly, who gets the thumb from crew chief Tim Tschida for coming to his star centerfielder’s defense. For his part, Blanton is already on his way out of the game after giving up 8 runs in 4 1/3 inning when Campos throws him out too.

Garrett Jones homers twice, both three-run shots, to lead Pittsburgh to a 10 – 6 win over the Dodgers. A.J. Burnett wins his 15th game, over Joe Blanton, who is ejected in the 5th inning. Also being shown the door for Los Angeles are Matt Kemp tossed in the 2nd inning by Angel Campos for uttering words while teammate Andre Ethier is at bat, and manager Don Mattingly, who gets the thumb from crew chief Tim Tschida for coming to his star centerfielder’s defense. For his part, Blanton is already on his way out of the game after giving up 8 runs in 4 1/3 inning when Campos throws him out too.

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Rangers president Nolan Ryan announces a bronze artwork depicting Shannon Stone and his six year-old son attending a game will most likely be placed outside the home plate entrance to the Arlington ballpark at the start of next season. The 39 year-old firefighter died after falling more than 20 feet while attempting to catch a ball tossed by Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton during a game in July.

Rangers president Nolan Ryan announces a bronze artwork depicting Shannon Stone and his six year-old son attending a game will most likely be placed outside the home plate entrance to the Arlington ballpark at the start of next season. The 39 year-old firefighter died after falling more than 20 feet while attempting to catch a ball tossed by Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton during a game in July.

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On the final deadline for signing players selected in this year’s amateur draft, the Nationals agree to a last-minute major league contract worth $9.9 million with first overall pick Bryce Harper. A number of other top draftees sign as well, leaving only 3 of the top 32 picks unsigned.

On the final deadline for signing players selected in this year’s amateur draft, the Nationals agree to a last-minute major league contract worth $9.9 million with first overall pick Bryce Harper. A number of other top draftees sign as well, leaving only 3 of the top 32 picks unsigned.

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The Saraperos de Saltillo win the 2010 Mexican League pennant, topping the Pericos de Puebla 4 games to 1 in the finals. Today’s Game 5 is a 21 – 2 rout. Refugio Cervantes drives in five, scores four and homers twice while 42-year-old Noé Muñoz (15 years since his last major league appearance) goes 3 for 4 with two doubles and four runs. Jose Mercedes goes the distance, throwing 90 of 120 pitches for strikes, for the win, while Guadalupe Perez takes the loss.

The Saraperos de Saltillo win the 2010 Mexican League pennant, topping the Pericos de Puebla 4 games to 1 in the finals. Today’s Game 5 is a 21 – 2 rout. Refugio Cervantes drives in five, scores four and homers twice while 42-year-old Noé Muñoz (15 years since his last major league appearance) goes 3 for 4 with two doubles and four runs. Jose Mercedes goes the distance, throwing 90 of 120 pitches for strikes, for the win, while Guadalupe Perez takes the loss.

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Shaun Marcum only allows a 7th-inning homer to Conor Jackson in beating the Oakland Athletics, 3 – 1, pitching a one-hitter for the first complete game of his career. He joins Blue Jays teammate Brandon Morrow who pitched a one-hitter on August 8th. All the Jays’ runs come on homers: a solo shot by José Bautista that is originally ruled an inside-the-park homer before the umpires state that it had in fact hit the foul pole, and a two-run shot by Edwin Encarnacion.

Shaun Marcum only allows a 7th-inning homer to Conor Jackson in beating the Oakland Athletics, 3 – 1, pitching a one-hitter for the first complete game of his career. He joins Blue Jays teammate Brandon Morrow who pitched a one-hitter on August 8th. All the Jays’ runs come on homers: a solo shot by José Bautista that is originally ruled an inside-the-park homer before the umpires state that it had in fact hit the foul pole, and a two-run shot by Edwin Encarnacion.

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Jonathan Albaladejo earns his 39th save of the season for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in a 7 – 4 win over Toledo, breaking the International League single-season mark held by Matt Whiteside since 2004.

Jonathan Albaladejo earns his 39th save of the season for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in a 7 – 4 win over Toledo, breaking the International League single-season mark held by Matt Whiteside since 2004.

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Bobby Thomson, who hit what is arguably the most famous home run in baseball history – the Shot Heard ‘Round the World – dies at home in Savannah, GA. The memorable walk-off homer off Brooklyn’s Ralph Branca on October 3, 1951, sent the New York Giants to the 1951 World Series. Thomson was a star outfielder mostly with the Giants and Milwaukee Braves during the 1950s.

Bobby Thomson, who hit what is arguably the most famous home run in baseball history – the Shot Heard ‘Round the World – dies at home in Savannah, GA. The memorable walk-off homer off Brooklyn’s Ralph Branca on October 3, 1951, sent the New York Giants to the 1951 World Series. Thomson was a star outfielder mostly with the Giants and Milwaukee Braves during the 1950s.

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Derek Jeter, with his 3-for-4 performance in the Yankees’ 10-3 loss in Seattle, passes Luis Aparicio for the most hits ever compiled by a major league shortstop. The New York infielder, collecting career hits #2,673 and #2,674 his first two at-bats, surpasses the Hall of Famer’s total, who spent his 18-year career, ending in 1973, with the White Sox, Orioles, and Red Sox.

Derek Jeter, with his 3-for-4 performance in the Yankees’ 10-3 loss in Seattle, passes Luis Aparicio for the most hits ever compiled by a major league shortstop. The New York infielder, collecting career hits #2,673 and #2,674 his first two at-bats, surpasses the Hall of Famer’s total, who spent his 18-year career, ending in 1973, with the White Sox, Orioles, and Red Sox.

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The Angels score 9 runs in the 13th inning against Baltimore, in a 17 – 8 victory marking Torii Hunter’s return after more than a month spent on the disabled list. Hunter lines into a bases-loaded double play in the 11th, but redeems himself in the 13th with a dribbler up the middle in the same situation which opens the floodgates. Juan Rivera hits a three-run home to cap the onslaught.

The Angels score 9 runs in the 13th inning against Baltimore, in a 17 – 8 victory marking Torii Hunter’s return after more than a month spent on the disabled list. Hunter lines into a bases-loaded double play in the 11th, but redeems himself in the 13th with a dribbler up the middle in the same situation which opens the floodgates. Juan Rivera hits a three-run home to cap the onslaught.

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Derek Jeter hits an RBI double off Seattle’s Doug Fister in the 3rd for his 2,674th hit as a shortstop, surpassing Luis Aparicio’s all-time leading total for the position. The Yankees lose the game, however, 10 – 3, as Fister records his first win in the majors.

Derek Jeter hits an RBI double off Seattle’s Doug Fister in the 3rd for his 2,674th hit as a shortstop, surpassing Luis Aparicio’s all-time leading total for the position. The Yankees lose the game, however, 10 – 3, as Fister records his first win in the majors.

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One day after being hit in the head by a pitch, the Rangers’ Ian Kinsler homers and drives in two runs in Texas’s 4 – 3 win over Boston. Dustin Nippert is the winner and Frank Francisco records the save in a game that pushes Texas a half-game ahead of Boston in the American League wild card race.

One day after being hit in the head by a pitch, the Rangers’ Ian Kinsler homers and drives in two runs in Texas’s 4 – 3 win over Boston. Dustin Nippert is the winner and Frank Francisco records the save in a game that pushes Texas a half-game ahead of Boston in the American League wild card race.

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Derek Jeter, with his 3-for-4 performance in the Yankees’ 10-3 loss in Seattle, passes Luis Aparicio for the most hits ever compiled by a major league shortstop. The New York infielder, collecting career hits #2,673 and #2,674 his first two at-bats, surpasses the Hall of Famer’s total, who spent his 18-year career, ending in 1973, with the White Sox, Orioles, and Red Sox.

Derek Jeter, with his 3-for-4 performance in the Yankees’ 10-3 loss in Seattle, passes Luis Aparicio for the most hits ever compiled by a major league shortstop. The New York infielder, collecting career hits #2,673 and #2,674 his first two at-bats, surpasses the Hall of Famer’s total, who spent his 18-year career, ending in 1973, with the White Sox, Orioles, and Red Sox.

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Francisco Rodriguez ties his own team record when he picks up his 47th save in the Angels’ 4-3 win over Cleveland. After yielding a single to Jhonny Peralta, the right-handed closer records three quick outs–two with strikeouts–to match the mark he established in 2006.

Francisco Rodriguez ties his own team record when he picks up his 47th save in the Angels’ 4-3 win over Cleveland. After yielding a single to Jhonny Peralta, the right-handed closer records three quick outs–two with strikeouts–to match the mark he established in 2006.

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South Korea edges Japan, 5 – 3, in a duel of melting bullpens. Hitoki Iwase allows 3 runs in the 9th while South Korean closer Ki-joo Han allows a triple and double to two of the three batters he faces. Dae-ho Lee and Takahiro Arai both hit two-run homers in the Asian showdown.

South Korea edges Japan, 5 – 3, in a duel of melting bullpens. Hitoki Iwase allows 3 runs in the 9th while South Korean closer Ki-joo Han allows a triple and double to two of the three batters he faces. Dae-ho Lee and Takahiro Arai both hit two-run homers in the Asian showdown.

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Team USA rallies to beat Team Canada, 5 – 4, and avoid falling to 1-3. Brian Duensing provides fine relief after replacing Brett Anderson while Canadian veterans Chris Reitsma and Rheal Cormier allow the tying and losing runs.

Team USA rallies to beat Team Canada, 5 – 4, and avoid falling to 1-3. Brian Duensing provides fine relief after replacing Brett Anderson while Canadian veterans Chris Reitsma and Rheal Cormier allow the tying and losing runs.

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The Netherlands beats host China, 6 – 4, thanks to home runs from Sharnol Adriana, Sidney de Jong and Bryan Engelhardt. This ensures that for the fifth straight Olympics (all of those in which baseball has been a Medal event) no team will go 0-7.

The Netherlands beats host China, 6 – 4, thanks to home runs from Sharnol Adriana, Sidney de Jong and Bryan Engelhardt. This ensures that for the fifth straight Olympics (all of those in which baseball has been a Medal event) no team will go 0-7.

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For the first time in Arizona Diamondbacks history, the team gets two grand slams in a game. Both Miguel Montero and Chris Young hit the first grand slams of their careers in the 11 – 5 win over the Astros.

For the first time in Arizona Diamondbacks history, the team gets two grand slams in a game. Both Miguel Montero and Chris Young hit the first grand slams of their careers in the 11 – 5 win over the Astros.

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With nine minutes left to the signing deadline, the Orioles and their top draft choice, fifth overall, come to terms, as Georgia Tech standout Matt Wieters agrees to a minor league contract which includes a $6 million signing bonus. The switch hitting catcher’s deal ranks second only behind Justin Upton, who received $6.1 million in 2005 to play with the Diamondbacks.

With nine minutes left to the signing deadline, the Orioles and their top draft choice, fifth overall, come to terms, as Georgia Tech standout Matt Wieters agrees to a minor league contract which includes a $6 million signing bonus. The switch hitting catcher’s deal ranks second only behind Justin Upton, who received $6.1 million in 2005 to play with the Diamondbacks.

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The World Youth Championship is canceled by the International Baseball Federation after Venezuela refuses to issue visas to Taiwan’s entry. Australia and the Netherlands had backed out due to security concerns. The Championship is held anyways without IBAF sponsorship.

The World Youth Championship is canceled by the International Baseball Federation after Venezuela refuses to issue visas to Taiwan’s entry. Australia and the Netherlands had backed out due to security concerns. The Championship is held anyways without IBAF sponsorship.

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Jose Reyes becomes the first infielder, and tenth player overall, in the modern era (post-1898) to steal sixty bases in three consecutive seasons. The Mets shortstop, who will swipe 78 sacks this season, steals second base in the second inning for the second time in a 10-7 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park.

Jose Reyes becomes the first infielder, and tenth player overall, in the modern era (post-1898) to steal sixty bases in three consecutive seasons. The Mets shortstop, who will swipe 78 sacks this season, steals second base in the second inning for the second time in a 10-7 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park.

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With nine minutes left to the signing deadline, the Orioles and their top draft choice, fifth overall, come to terms, as Georgia Tech standout Matt Wieters agrees to a minor league contract which includes a $6 million signing bonus. The switch hitting catcher’s deal ranks second only behind Justin Upton, who received $6.1 million in 2005 to play with the Diamondbacks.

With nine minutes left to the signing deadline, the Orioles and their top draft choice, fifth overall, come to terms, as Georgia Tech standout Matt Wieters agrees to a minor league contract which includes a $6 million signing bonus. The switch hitting catcher’s deal ranks second only behind Justin Upton, who received $6.1 million in 2005 to play with the Diamondbacks.

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Prior to the Red Sox and Tigers game, Bruce Froemming is honored during an on-field ceremony at Fenway Park. The 66 year-old home plate umpire works his 5,000th major league game of his 36 year career, second only to Bill Klem, who arbitrated 5,374 games from 1905-40.

Prior to the Red Sox and Tigers game, Bruce Froemming is honored during an on-field ceremony at Fenway Park. The 66 year-old home plate umpire works his 5,000th major league game of his 36 year career, second only to Bill Klem, who arbitrated 5,374 games from 1905-40.

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As skipper of the Fort Worth Cats of the Central League, Bobby Bragan becomes the oldest person to ever manage a professional baseball game. The 87 year-old, whose one day of employment is shortened by being ejected in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes, is eight days older than Connie Mack, who managed his last game for the 1950 Philadelphia A’s.

As skipper of the Fort Worth Cats of the Central League, Bobby Bragan becomes the oldest person to ever manage a professional baseball game. The 87 year-old, whose one day of employment is shortened by being ejected in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes, is eight days older than Connie Mack, who managed his last game for the 1950 Philadelphia A’s.

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As skipper of the Fort Worth Cats of the Central League, Bobby Bragan becomes the oldest person to ever manage a professional baseball game. The 87 year-old, whose one day of employment is shortened by being ejected in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes, is eight days older than Connie Mack, who managed his last game for the 1950 Philadelphia A’s.

As skipper of the Fort Worth Cats of the Central League, Bobby Bragan becomes the oldest person to ever manage a professional baseball game. The 87 year-old, whose one day of employment is shortened by being ejected in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes, is eight days older than Connie Mack, who managed his last game for the 1950 Philadelphia A’s.

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Receiving 21 of the 28 first-place votes, Vladimir Guerrero (.337, 39, 126) wins the 2004 American League’s MVP Award. The 28 year-old former Expo outfielder signed as a free agent with the Angels after the Mets refused to guarantee his salary based on advice from their medical staff.

Receiving 21 of the 28 first-place votes, Vladimir Guerrero (.337, 39, 126) wins the 2004 American League’s MVP Award. The 28 year-old former Expo outfielder signed as a free agent with the Angels after the Mets refused to guarantee his salary based on advice from their medical staff.

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8/16/2003 – The Yankees were playing at Camden Yards in Baltimore. In the bottom of the first inning, the Orioles had runners on second and third with one out. It was Jay Gibbons turn to bat but Tony Batista came to the plate and hit a sacrifice fly. Gibbons then grounded out to end the inning. Since the Yankees said nothing about the batting out of turn, the second inning should have started with Batista hitting again. However, Brook Fordyce popped out to start the inning. The Orioles batted correctly for the rest of the game. With that run in the first, the teams ended the ninth inning tied and the Yankees won in 12 innings, 5-4.

8/16/2003 – The Yankees were playing at Camden Yards in Baltimore. In the bottom of the first inning, the Orioles had runners on second and third with one out. It was Jay Gibbons turn to bat but Tony Batista came to the plate and hit a sacrifice fly. Gibbons then grounded out to end the inning. Since the Yankees said nothing about the batting out of turn, the second inning should have started with Batista hitting again. However, Brook Fordyce popped out to start the inning. The Orioles batted correctly for the rest of the game. With that run in the first, the teams ended the ninth inning tied and the Yankees won in 12 innings, 5-4.

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The 1955 Little League team from Charleston, S.C., is honored when fourteen players from the Cannon Street YMCA Little League, 47 years after being banned from their own state’s postseason tournament due to the color of their skin, are invited to Williamsport to be recognized at the opening ceremonies of the Little League Baseball World Series at Volunteer Stadium. At the time of their banishment, Little League officials informed the other 61 all-white S.C. leagues that the winner of their state finals would not be permitted to participate in the tournament because of their refusal to play a duly franchised league.

The 1955 Little League team from Charleston, S.C., is honored when fourteen players from the Cannon Street YMCA Little League, 47 years after being banned from their own state’s postseason tournament due to the color of their skin, are invited to Williamsport to be recognized at the opening ceremonies of the Little League Baseball World Series at Volunteer Stadium. At the time of their banishment, Little League officials informed the other 61 all-white S.C. leagues that the winner of their state finals would not be permitted to participate in the tournament because of their refusal to play a duly franchised league.

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