Tag: August 19

2004 – First the Astros turn a triple play then turn around a huge deficit in a 12-10 triumph in Philadelphia. The trifecta goes 5-4-3 off the bat of Todd Pratt in the fifth with Morgan Ensberg touching third, tossing to Jeff Kent at second for the force and Kent relaying to Mike Lamb at first to end the inning . But the Phils led 7-2. Next came a three-homer Houston assault in the seventh with Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman launching two-run shots before Eric Bruntlett topped them with a three-run blast for a 10-7 lead. A two-run double from Kent is needed to survive the final rally, giving Chad Qualls his first major league win. Lamb also steals home. 

2004 – First the Astros turn a triple play then turn around a huge deficit in a 12-10 triumph in Philadelphia. The trifecta goes 5-4-3 off the bat of Todd Pratt in the fifth with Morgan Ensberg touching third, tossing to Jeff Kent at second for the force and Kent relaying to Mike Lamb at first to end the inning . But the Phils led 7-2. Next came a three-homer Houston assault in the seventh with Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman launching two-run shots before Eric Bruntlett topped them with a three-run blast for a 10-7 lead. A two-run double from Kent is needed to survive the final rally, giving Chad Qualls his first major league win. Lamb also steals home. 

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2003 – Jeff Kent smashes a home run and drives in six to pace a 12-8 slugfest over the Chicago Cubs in Houston. His shot off Matt Clement snaps a 5-5 tie. Lance Berkman also delivers three hits. The victory keeps Houston a game in front of St. Louis for the division lead while the Cubs lurk just 1-1/2 games behind. 

2003 – Jeff Kent smashes a home run and drives in six to pace a 12-8 slugfest over the Chicago Cubs in Houston. His shot off Matt Clement snaps a 5-5 tie. Lance Berkman also delivers three hits. The victory keeps Houston a game in front of St. Louis for the division lead while the Cubs lurk just 1-1/2 games behind. 

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1982 – On most nights, handing Philly’s Steve Carlton six runs is like giving Tiger Woods a ten handicap but Houston rallies to tie this one, 6-6, to go into extra innings. Danny Heep slides past Bo Diaz with the winning run in the 11th on Denny Walling’s single. 

1982 – On most nights, handing Philly’s Steve Carlton six runs is like giving Tiger Woods a ten handicap but Houston rallies to tie this one, 6-6, to go into extra innings. Danny Heep slides past Bo Diaz with the winning run in the 11th on Denny Walling’s single. 

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2018 – The Mets defeat the Phillies, 8 – 2, in the second edition of the annual MLB Little League Classic staged to coincide with the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Amed Rosario has 3 hits and 3 RBIs, with Jeff McNeil adding a two-run single to back the pitching of Jason Vargas.

2018 – The Mets defeat the Phillies, 8 – 2, in the second edition of the annual MLB Little League Classic staged to coincide with the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Amed Rosario has 3 hits and 3 RBIs, with Jeff McNeil adding a two-run single to back the pitching of Jason Vargas.

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The Astros and Orioles engage in a slugfest in Baltimore, with Houston coming out on top, 15 – 8. After George Springer leads off the game with a homer off Wade Miley, the Orioles set a modern record by hitting four home runs before making an out in their first turn at-bat. Facing Collin McHugh, Adam Jones homers on the first pitch, then Hyun Soo Kim singles, and Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo all homer in succession for a quick 5 – 1 lead. However, the Astros score 5 runs in the 2nd, and keep going from there to win the game. Springer goes 4 for 5 and José Altuve homers and has 5 RBIs for Houston as 8 long balls are hit overall.

2016 – The Astros and Orioles engage in a slugfest in Baltimore, with Houston coming out on top, 15 – 8. After George Springer leads off the game with a homer off Wade Miley, the Orioles set a modern record by hitting four home runs before making an out in their first turn at-bat. Facing Collin McHugh, Adam Jones homers on the first pitch, then Hyun Soo Kim singles, and Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo all homer in succession for a quick 5 – 1 lead. However, the Astros score 5 runs in the 2nd, and keep going from there to win the game. Springer goes 4 for 5 and José Altuve homers and has 5 RBIs for Houston as 8 long balls are hit overall.

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The Dodgers acquire 2B Chase Utley from the Phillies for minor league OF Darnell Sweeney and P John Richy. Utley will re-join his long-time double play partner with the Phils, SS Jimmy Rollins, while stepping in for an injured Howie Kendrick.

The Dodgers acquire 2B Chase Utley from the Phillies for minor league OF Darnell Sweeney and P John Richy. Utley will re-join his long-time double play partner with the Phils, SS Jimmy Rollins, while stepping in for an injured Howie Kendrick.

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Ryan Braun becomes the Brewers’ all-time franchise leader in home runs by hitting #252 off former teammate Chris Narveson in an 8 – 7 win over the Marlins. Robin Yount was the previous record holder.

Ryan Braun becomes the Brewers’ all-time franchise leader in home runs by hitting #252 off former teammate Chris Narveson in an 8 – 7 win over the Marlins. Robin Yount was the previous record holder.

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2013 – The Rangers score 11 times in the 3rd inning to hand the Astros a 16 – 5 loss. The 11 runs are the highest single-inning total in the majors this year. Houston utility player Jake Elmore replaces C Carlos Corporan in the 4th, then moves to the mound to pitch a scoreless 8th inning; it is only the 14th time in history that a player has appeared at both positions in the same game; Elmore had not played either position in the majors previously.

2013 – The Rangers score 11 times in the 3rd inning to hand the Astros a 16 – 5 loss. The 11 runs are the highest single-inning total in the majors this year. Houston utility player Jake Elmore replaces C Carlos Corporan in the 4th, then moves to the mound to pitch a scoreless 8th inning; it is only the 14th time in history that a player has appeared at both positions in the same game; Elmore had not played either position in the majors previously.

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The Rouen Huskies win their 8th straight French Division I title, topping the Templiers de Sénart, 12 – 8, to take the finals, 3 games to 1. Ethan Paquette goes 3 for 4 with 4 RBI, Joris Bert scores 3 runs and Owen Ozanichgets the win in the finale.

The Rouen Huskies win their 8th straight French Division I title, topping the Templiers de Sénart, 12 – 8, to take the finals, 3 games to 1. Ethan Paquette goes 3 for 4 with 4 RBI, Joris Bert scores 3 runs and Owen Ozanichgets the win in the finale.

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The Sinon Bulls drop a 10-2 game to the Lamigo Monkeys, but Bulls star Yi-Chuan Lin sets a new CPBL record with his 42nd double of the year, breaking Francisco Laureano’s 18-year-old mark. Matt DeSalvo gives up the record-setting double.

The Sinon Bulls drop a 10-2 game to the Lamigo Monkeys, but Bulls star Yi-Chuan Lin sets a new CPBL record with his 42nd double of the year, breaking Francisco Laureano’s 18-year-old mark. Matt DeSalvo gives up the record-setting double.

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Gio Gonzalez, with his 16th victory, sets a team record when Washington beats the Mets at Nationals Park, 5-2. The 26 year-old southpaw, obtained in an offseason trade with Oakland, surpasses Livan Hernandez, who in 2005 posted a 15-10 record in the Nats’ inaugural season in the nation’s capital.

Gio Gonzalez, with his 16th victory, sets a team record when Washington beats the Mets at Nationals Park, 5-2. The 26 year-old southpaw, obtained in an offseason trade with Oakland, surpasses Livan Hernandez, who in 2005 posted a 15-10 record in the Nats’ inaugural season in the nation’s capital.

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Play comes to a stop in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Nats game against the Mets when a praying mantis is discovered in the outfield at Nationals Park. The contest continues after New York outfielder Andres Torres carefully picks up the beneficial insect and gently hands it over to a member of the ballpark’s ground crew.

Play comes to a stop in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Nats game against the Mets when a praying mantis is discovered in the outfield at Nationals Park. The contest continues after New York outfielder Andres Torres carefully picks up the beneficial insect and gently hands it over to a member of the ballpark’s ground crew.

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Gio Gonzalez, with his 16th victory, sets a team record when Washington beats the Mets at Nationals Park, 5-2. The 26 year-old southpaw, obtained in an offseason trade with Oakland, surpasses Livan Hernandez, who in 2005 posted a 15-10 record in the Nats’ inaugural season in the nation’s capital.

Gio Gonzalez, with his 16th victory, sets a team record when Washington beats the Mets at Nationals Park, 5-2. The 26 year-old southpaw, obtained in an offseason trade with Oakland, surpasses Livan Hernandez, who in 2005 posted a 15-10 record in the Nats’ inaugural season in the nation’s capital.

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Play comes to a stop in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Nats game against the Mets when a praying mantis is discovered in the outfield at Nationals Park. The contest continues after New York outfielder Andres Torres carefully picks up the beneficial insect and gently hands it over to a member of the ballpark’s ground crew.

Play comes to a stop in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Nats game against the Mets when a praying mantis is discovered in the outfield at Nationals Park. The contest continues after New York outfielder Andres Torres carefully picks up the beneficial insect and gently hands it over to a member of the ballpark’s ground crew.

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The Pirates win a 19-inning marathon at St. Louis, 6 – 3. In the 17th, P James McDonald hits a pinch single and comes to score on Garrett Jones’ single which defects just off the glove of P Marc Rzepczynski. However, Juan Cruz is unable to close the game, allowing a game-tying sacrifice fly to Tony Cruz that scores pinch-runner Ryan Jackson in the bottom of the inning. Two innings later, Pedro Alvarez hits a solo homer off Barret Browning and Andrew McCutchen adds a two-run single before Wandy Rodriguez, tomorrow’s scheduled starter, pitches a second scoreless inning to wrap up the game.

The Pirates win a 19-inning marathon at St. Louis, 6 – 3. In the 17th, P James McDonald hits a pinch single and comes to score on Garrett Jones’ single which defects just off the glove of P Marc Rzepczynski. However, Juan Cruz is unable to close the game, allowing a game-tying sacrifice fly to Tony Cruz that scores pinch-runner Ryan Jackson in the bottom of the inning. Two innings later, Pedro Alvarez hits a solo homer off Barret Browning and Andrew McCutchen adds a two-run single before Wandy Rodriguez, tomorrow’s scheduled starter, pitches a second scoreless inning to wrap up the game.

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Chad Billingsley wins his 6th straight start, pitching 7 innings in a 5 – 0 win over the Braves, and Los Angeles is back in first place in the back-and-forth NL West. Veteran minor league journeyman Luis Cruz hits his second homer in as many days and Mark Ellis drives in the other 4 runs.

Chad Billingsley wins his 6th straight start, pitching 7 innings in a 5 – 0 win over the Braves, and Los Angeles is back in first place in the back-and-forth NL West. Veteran minor league journeyman Luis Cruz hits his second homer in as many days and Mark Ellis drives in the other 4 runs.

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In the 2012 Women’s Baseball World Cup, Japan tops the USA, 3 – 0, in the Gold Medal game for their third straight title. It is the best US finish since 2006. Yukari Isozaki scatters 7 hits in a complete game shutout to improve to 3-0, 0.33 in the Cup and take MVP honors. In the Bronze Medal game, it’s a different story, as host Canada edges Australia in a 17 – 13 slugfest with four RBI apiece from Ashley Stephenson and Stéphanie Savoie and four hits and four runs from Jenna Flannigan. Canada had not gotten a Medal in 2010, the only time they failed to do so in the five Women’s World Cups to this point.

In the 2012 Women’s Baseball World Cup, Japan tops the USA, 3 – 0, in the Gold Medal game for their third straight title. It is the best US finish since 2006. Yukari Isozaki scatters 7 hits in a complete game shutout to improve to 3-0, 0.33 in the Cup and take MVP honors. In the Bronze Medal game, it’s a different story, as host Canada edges Australia in a 17 – 13 slugfest with four RBI apiece from Ashley Stephenson and Stéphanie Savoie and four hits and four runs from Jenna Flannigan. Canada had not gotten a Medal in 2010, the only time they failed to do so in the five Women’s World Cups to this point.

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Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts fires general manager Jim Hendry, the man who brought the perennial losers within five outs of the World Series in 2003 and built back-to-back division winners in 2008 and 2009, after 9 years on the job. Hendry’s success was achieved at the cost of a massive payroll, however, and the team is now on the hook for a number of expensive contracts to underachieving former stars, while headed for a second consecutive 5th-place finish. His players send Hendry out a winner as pinch-hitter Tyler Colvin hits a walk-off single in the 10th inning to give the Cubs a 5 – 4 win over the Cardinals on his last day. Assistant GM Randy Bushis named to take over in the interim but is not in line to succeed Hendry.

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts fires general manager Jim Hendry, the man who brought the perennial losers within five outs of the World Series in 2003 and built back-to-back division winners in 2008 and 2009, after 9 years on the job. Hendry’s success was achieved at the cost of a massive payroll, however, and the team is now on the hook for a number of expensive contracts to underachieving former stars, while headed for a second consecutive 5th-place finish. His players send Hendry out a winner as pinch-hitter Tyler Colvin hits a walk-off single in the 10th inning to give the Cubs a 5 – 4 win over the Cardinals on his last day. Assistant GM Randy Bushis named to take over in the interim but is not in line to succeed Hendry.

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The Cardinals obtain third baseman Pedro Feliz from the Astros in exchange for minor league pitcher David Carpenter. The Redbirds replace a slumping Felipe Lopez, a fill-in for the injured David Freese at the hot corner, with the 35 year-old veteran, good-fielding infielder.

The Cardinals obtain third baseman Pedro Feliz from the Astros in exchange for minor league pitcher David Carpenter. The Redbirds replace a slumping Felipe Lopez, a fill-in for the injured David Freese at the hot corner, with the 35 year-old veteran, good-fielding infielder.

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The specter of the 2000s steroid scandal is still around. Today, former pitching great Roger Clemens is indicted on six counts of perjury for allegedly lying during Congressional hearings on PED use in February 2008 when he testified that he had never used banned substances. A number of former teammates and associates have since come forward to provide testimony that contradicts his statements made under oath.

The specter of the 2000s steroid scandal is still around. Today, former pitching great Roger Clemens is indicted on six counts of perjury for allegedly lying during Congressional hearings on PED use in February 2008 when he testified that he had never used banned substances. A number of former teammates and associates have since come forward to provide testimony that contradicts his statements made under oath.

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The Yankees use a nine-run 6th inning to blow away the Tigers, 11 – 5. Robinson Cano hits a double and homer and collects 3 RBI in the frame. The Yankees are now a game in front of Tampa Bay, who lose, 4 – 3, to Oakland, but place newly-acquired 1B Lance Berkman on the disabled list with a sprained ankle.

The Yankees use a nine-run 6th inning to blow away the Tigers, 11 – 5. Robinson Cano hits a double and homer and collects 3 RBI in the frame. The Yankees are now a game in front of Tampa Bay, who lose, 4 – 3, to Oakland, but place newly-acquired 1B Lance Berkman on the disabled list with a sprained ankle.

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The Padres complete a four-game sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley Field with a 5 – 3 victory. Will Venable is the hero, hitting a two-run single in the 7th, then scoring from third base after Chase Headley is retired in a rundownbetween 3rd base and home and Cubs catcher Koyie Hill leaves home plate uncovered, thinking time has been called. The Padres have won 10 of their last 11 games to increase their lead in the NL West to 6 1/2 games ahead of San Francisco, but lose OF Tony Gwynn for a month when he is placed on the disabled list after breaking a bone in his hand swinging the bat a day earlier.

The Padres complete a four-game sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley Field with a 5 – 3 victory. Will Venable is the hero, hitting a two-run single in the 7th, then scoring from third base after Chase Headley is retired in a rundownbetween 3rd base and home and Cubs catcher Koyie Hill leaves home plate uncovered, thinking time has been called. The Padres have won 10 of their last 11 games to increase their lead in the NL West to 6 1/2 games ahead of San Francisco, but lose OF Tony Gwynn for a month when he is placed on the disabled list after breaking a bone in his hand swinging the bat a day earlier.

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The Cards acquire 3B Pedro Feliz from Houston for minor league P David Carpenter. Feliz is hitting a disappointing .221 with 4 homers and 31 RBI after coming to the Astros as a free agent in the off-season.

The Cards acquire 3B Pedro Feliz from Houston for minor league P David Carpenter. Feliz is hitting a disappointing .221 with 4 homers and 31 RBI after coming to the Astros as a free agent in the off-season.

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Bologna takes the Italian Series in five games over T&A San Marino, with a 16 – 2 romp in the finale. Claudio Liverziani goes 8 for 14 with 8 walks and 6 RBI for a 1.537 OPS, winning MVP honors. Just over a week later, the Italian Baseball Federation will suspend Liverziani for a positive amphetamine test during the playoffs.

Bologna takes the Italian Series in five games over T&A San Marino, with a 16 – 2 romp in the finale. Claudio Liverziani goes 8 for 14 with 8 walks and 6 RBI for a 1.537 OPS, winning MVP honors. Just over a week later, the Italian Baseball Federation will suspend Liverziani for a positive amphetamine test during the playoffs.

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Cliff Lee continues to dominate since the Phillies acquired him from Cleveland at the trading deadline. He pitches a two-hitter in an 8 – 1 win over Arizona, after taking a no-hitter into the 6th inning. It is his 4th win and 2nd complete game in four starts since the trade.

Cliff Lee continues to dominate since the Phillies acquired him from Cleveland at the trading deadline. He pitches a two-hitter in an 8 – 1 win over Arizona, after taking a no-hitter into the 6th inning. It is his 4th win and 2nd complete game in four starts since the trade.

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Not wanting to be a distraction to the team, B.J. Upton apologizes to the Rays for a “mental lapse” on the bases in which he was thrown out at second base on what many believed should have been an easy double. The 23 year-old center fielder has been benched three times in the past two weeks for not hustling for his first-place club.

Not wanting to be a distraction to the team, B.J. Upton apologizes to the Rays for a “mental lapse” on the bases in which he was thrown out at second base on what many believed should have been an easy double. The 23 year-old center fielder has been benched three times in the past two weeks for not hustling for his first-place club.

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The Nationals lose their 11th consecutive game, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The streak is the team’s longest skid since they moved to Washington from Montreal prior to the 2005 season.

The Nationals lose their 11th consecutive game, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The streak is the team’s longest skid since they moved to Washington from Montreal prior to the 2005 season.

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The Dodgers reacquired Greg Maddux (6-9, 3.99) from the Padres for cash and two minor leaguers to be named or an additional monetary sum. The 42 year-old future Hall of Fame right-hander, obtained to help the club down the stretch run, played in LA for part of the 2006 season, winning six of nine decisions.

The Dodgers reacquired Greg Maddux (6-9, 3.99) from the Padres for cash and two minor leaguers to be named or an additional monetary sum. The 42 year-old future Hall of Fame right-hander, obtained to help the club down the stretch run, played in LA for part of the 2006 season, winning six of nine decisions.

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Kevin Gracie, an Ellicott City, Maryland native, becomes the 50 millionth fan to attend a game at Oriole Park. As a result, the 24 year-old second-year University of Baltimore law student wins five years worth of season tickets as well as a cash prize of $50,000.

Kevin Gracie, an Ellicott City, Maryland native, becomes the 50 millionth fan to attend a game at Oriole Park. As a result, the 24 year-old second-year University of Baltimore law student wins five years worth of season tickets as well as a cash prize of $50,000.

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The Nationals lose their 11th consecutive game, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The streak is the team’s longest skid since they moved to Washington from Montreal prior to the 2005 season.

The Nationals lose their 11th consecutive game, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The streak is the team’s longest skid since they moved to Washington from Montreal prior to the 2005 season.

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At the Metrodome, Johan Santana two-hits the Rangers over eight innings, striking out 17 batters to establish a Twins team record for strikeouts in a game. Designated hitter Sammy Sosa collects both hits for Texas.

At the Metrodome, Johan Santana two-hits the Rangers over eight innings, striking out 17 batters to establish a Twins team record for strikeouts in a game. Designated hitter Sammy Sosa collects both hits for Texas.

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John Smoltz becomes the Braves’ all-time strikeout leader when Diamondbacks’ third baseman Mark Reynolds becomes the 40 year-old right hander’s 2,913th victim. Phil Niekro previously established the franchise record pitching for the club in Milwaukee and Atlanta for twenty seasons (1964 to 1983).

John Smoltz becomes the Braves’ all-time strikeout leader when Diamondbacks’ third baseman Mark Reynolds becomes the 40 year-old right hander’s 2,913th victim. Phil Niekro previously established the franchise record pitching for the club in Milwaukee and Atlanta for twenty seasons (1964 to 1983).

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John Smoltz sets the career Atlanta Braves franchise record for strikeouts. He whiffs Mark Reynolds in the 3rd inning of a 6 – 2 win, one of 13 K’s on the day as he passes Phil Niekro’s old mark of 2,912.

John Smoltz sets the career Atlanta Braves franchise record for strikeouts. He whiffs Mark Reynolds in the 3rd inning of a 6 – 2 win, one of 13 K’s on the day as he passes Phil Niekro’s old mark of 2,912.

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Johan Santana also sets a team strikeout record, this one for a single game, when he fans 17

Johan Santana also sets a team strikeout record, this one for a single game, when he fans 17, two more than the old Minnesota Twins record. Santana throws two-hit ball and walks none in a 8-inning gem to beat Kevin Millwood, 1 – 0, in a pitcher’s duel. Michael Cuddyer provides the game’s lone run with his 12th homer of the season. Michael Young, the All-Star shortstop, leads the K crowd by striking out all four times against Santana.

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Greg Maddux moves up the historical charts, as he ties Tim Keefe for 9th all-time with 349 wins. He allows one run, two hits and no walks in six innings in a 5 – 3 win over the Astros. Maddux aids his cause with two hits in two at-bats.

Greg Maddux moves up the historical charts, as he ties Tim Keefe for 9th all-time with 349 wins. He allows one run, two hits and no walks in six innings in a 5 – 3 win over the Astros. Maddux aids his cause with two hits in two at-bats.

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John Hattig becomes the first person born in Guam to appear in a major league game. The 26 year-old Toronto third baseman from Tamuning, who replaces Troy Glaus in the bottom of the fourth, bats clean-up and strikes out looking in both his at bats in the Orioles’ 15-0 rout of the Blue Jays.

John Hattig becomes the first person born in Guam to appear in a major league game. The 26 year-old Toronto third baseman from Tamuning, who replaces Troy Glaus in the bottom of the fourth, bats clean-up and strikes out looking in both his at bats in the Orioles’ 15-0 rout of the Blue Jays.

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In an effort to bolster their starting rotation as the team makes a run for the NL wild card, the Phillies acquire Jamie Moyer and cash from the Mariners for two minor league righties named Andrew — Baldwin and Barb. The 43 year-old veteran southpaw compiled a 6-12 record with a 4.39 ERA for the struggling Mariners this season.

In an effort to bolster their starting rotation as the team makes a run for the NL wild card, the Phillies acquire Jamie Moyer and cash from the Mariners for two minor league righties named Andrew — Baldwin and Barb. The 43 year-old veteran southpaw compiled a 6-12 record with a 4.39 ERA for the struggling Mariners this season.

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Losing to the A’s at Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum, 4-0, the Royals establish a franchise record by losing their 19th consecutive game and tie the club’s mark by dropping its 12th straight road game. The 38-82 squad needs two more defeats to match the American League record of 21 losses accomplished by the 1988 Orioles, and four more will tie the major league mark of 23 endured by the 1961 Phillies.

Losing to the A’s at Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum, 4-0, the Royals establish a franchise record by losing their 19th consecutive game and tie the club’s mark by dropping its 12th straight road game. The 38-82 squad needs two more defeats to match the American League record of 21 losses accomplished by the 1988 Orioles, and four more will tie the major league mark of 23 endured by the 1961 Phillies.

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As skipper of the Fort Worth Cats of the Central Baseball League, Bobby Bragan becomes the oldest person to ever to manage a professional baseball game. The 87-year-old, whose one day of employment is shortened by being ejected in the 3rd inning for arguing balls and strikes, is eight days older than Connie Mack, who managed his last game for the 1950 Athletics.

As skipper of the Fort Worth Cats of the Central Baseball League, Bobby Bragan becomes the oldest person to ever to manage a professional baseball game. The 87-year-old, whose one day of employment is shortened by being ejected in the 3rd inning for arguing balls and strikes, is eight days older than Connie Mack, who managed his last game for the 1950 Athletics.

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A new internship, announced by the independent minor league team, the Brockton Rox will be dedicated in the memory of an Emerson journalism student accidentally killed by the Boston police during a near riot around Fenway Park after the Red Sox beat the Yankees to win the pennant. “The Victoria Snelgrove Media Internship”, which will be awarded to an aspiring journalist will host pre- and post-game radio shows, and hopefully will focus attention on the senseless violence that sometimes follows sporting contests.

A new internship, announced by the independent minor league team, the Brockton Rox will be dedicated in the memory of an Emerson journalism student accidentally killed by the Boston police during a near riot around Fenway Park after the Red Sox beat the Yankees to win the pennant. “The Victoria Snelgrove Media Internship”, which will be awarded to an aspiring journalist will host pre- and post-game radio shows, and hopefully will focus attention on the senseless violence that sometimes follows sporting contests.

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Losing to the A’s at Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum, 4-0, the Royals establish a franchise record by losing their 19th consecutive game and tie the club’s mark by dropping its 12th straight road game. The 38-82 squad needs two more defeats to match the American League record of 21 losses accomplished by the 1988 Orioles, and four more will tie the major league mark of 23 endured by the 1961 Phillies.

Losing to the A’s at Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum, 4-0, the Royals establish a franchise record by losing their 19th consecutive game and tie the club’s mark by dropping its 12th straight road game. The 38-82 squad needs two more defeats to match the American League record of 21 losses accomplished by the 1988 Orioles, and four more will tie the major league mark of 23 endured by the 1961 Phillies.

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A new internship, announced by the independent minor league team, the Brockton Rox, will be dedicated in the memory of the Emerson journalism student accidentally killed in 2004 by the Boston police during a near riot around Fenway Park after the Red Sox beat the Yankees to win the pennant. “The Victoria Snelgrove Media Internship”, which will be awarded to an aspiring journalist hosting pregame and postgame radio shows, hopefully will focus attention on the senseless violence that sometimes follows sporting contests.

A new internship, announced by the independent minor league team, the Brockton Rox, will be dedicated in the memory of the Emerson journalism student accidentally killed in 2004 by the Boston police during a near riot around Fenway Park after the Red Sox beat the Yankees to win the pennant. “The Victoria Snelgrove Media Internship”, which will be awarded to an aspiring journalist hosting pregame and postgame radio shows, hopefully will focus attention on the senseless violence that sometimes follows sporting contests.

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Pitching a perfect bottom of the ninth inning, John Smoltz establishes the franchise record with his 142nd save in a Braves uniform. The right-handed reliever surpasses Gene Garber as Atlanta beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles, 6-5.

Pitching a perfect bottom of the ninth inning, John Smoltz establishes the franchise record with his 142nd save in a Braves uniform. The right-handed reliever surpasses Gene Garber as Atlanta beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles, 6-5.

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  • Mickey Mantle turns 89 - Listen to him and his 500th homerun
    On October 20, 1931 -- Mickey Mantle, the 'Commerce Comet', is born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma. The newborn's dad, a lead miner known as Mutt, names his son after Mickey Cochrane, not realizing the major league catcher's real name is not Mickey but Gordon. The future Yankee outfielder is glad his father was not aware of […]
  • Miracle Mets Win it ALL - Full Game Broadcast
    Uninterrupted full game broadcast of the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles. Game 5 of the 1969 World Series.    Dave McNally shut out the Mets through five innings and helped himself with a two-run homer in the third inning. Frank Robinson homered in the inning as well, and the Orioles looked to be cruising with a […]
  • Bob Gibson wills the Cardinals to the 1964 World Championship
    October 15, 1964 - Bob Gibson pitches on 2 days rest against Mel Stottlemyre a rematch from Game 2. Stottlemyre is 1 of 2 players over 9 Post Starts that was able to beat Gibson.  Prior to the start of Game Seven of the 1964 World Series, Cardinals starter Bob Gibson grudgingly obliged the press by posing […]
  • Koufax faces the Twins on 2 Days Rest Game 7 1965 World Series
    October 14, 1965 - Game 7 1965 World Series. Sandy Koufax throws a 3 hit shutout on 2 days rest. After walking 2 in the 1st he tells catcher John Roseboro my arm is sore I can’t throw the curve. We’ll just blow them away..   Dodger manager Walt Alston was torn between starting Drysdale […]
  • Maz Walks it off - Game 7 1960 World Series Yankees vs Pirates Full Radio Broadcast October 13
    October 13, 1960 -- With the World Series between the Yankees and Pirates knotted at 3 games apiece, Game 7 at Pittsburgh's cavernous Forbes Field would provide one of the most dramatic home runs in World Series history. In the top of the 9th, with a 9-7 lead, the Pirates sent eighteen game winner Bob […]
  • After missing a sign Bob Robertson delivers a 3 run HR 1971 World Series
    On October 12, 1971 The Baltimore Orioles took the first games of the World Series out scoring the Pittsburgh Pirates 16-6. Game 3 shifted to Three Rivers Stadium and with Steve Blass available, The Pirates were up 2-1 in the Bottom of the 7th as Frank Robinson had just homered to make it a one run game for the […]
  • The Chairman of the Board Whitey Ford on Tops in Sports
    "If the World Series was on the line and I could pick one pitcher to pitch the game, I'd choose Whitey Ford every time." - Mickey Mantle Generally considered to be the greatest starting pitcher in the history of the New York Yankees, Whitey Ford was among the premier hurlers of his time. A fierce […]
  • Jackie Robinson's last hit - a walk off vs the New York Yankees
    On October 9, 1956 --In a 10-inning scoreless pitching duel with both starters going all the way, Jackie Robinson's walk-off single to left in the bottom of the 10th won the game for Clem Labine and kept the Dodgers' championship hopes alive. Tough-luck loser Bob Turley gave up a 10th-inning walk to Jim Gilliam, a […]
  • Game 6 1934 World Series - Paul Dean faces School Boy Rowe
    On October 8, 1934 At Navin Field the St Louis Cardinals Paul Dean won his second game of the series, Dean pitched a complete game 7 hitter, he will go 2-0 in his only World Series appearance. The Tiger's came into the game up 3 games to 2 and pitched ace Schoolboy Rowe who had […]
  • Lew Burdette faces off vs Whitey Ford Game 5 1957 World Series
    Whitey Ford and Lew Burdette, facing each other, Game 5 was expected to be a low-scoring affair. However, the game started out with the Yankees looking to score in the first inning. After a leadoff single by Hank Bauer and a sacrifice bunt by Tony Kubek, Gil McDougald hit a line drive that turned into […]
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