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Continuing his torrid hitting since June, the Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter ties a club record that dates back to Hall of Famer Joe Medwick in 1937 by hitting four doubles in a 12 – 3 win over the Rockies. He leads off the game with a two-base hit off Tyler Anderson and adds another before the end of the inning as the Cards score 6 runs with two outs. P Austin Gomber contributes with a two-run single in the inning on his way to notching the win.

Continuing his torrid hitting since June, the Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter ties a club record that dates back to Hall of Famer Joe Medwick in 1937 by hitting four doubles in a 12 – 3 win over the Rockies. He leads off the game with a two-base hit off Tyler Anderson and adds another before the end of the inning as the Cards score 6 runs with two outs. P Austin Gomber contributes with a two-run single in the inning on his way to notching the win.

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Cardinal first baseman Matt Carpenter ties an 81 year-old franchise mark when he strokes four doubles in the team’s 12-3 rout of the Rockies at Coors Field. Joe Medwick established the record, hiting four two-baggers against the Boston Bees in on August 4, 1937.

Cardinal first baseman Matt Carpenter ties an 81 year-old franchise mark when he strokes four doubles in the team’s 12-3 rout of the Rockies at Coors Field. Joe Medwick established the record, hiting four two-baggers against the Boston Bees in on August 4, 1937.

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The Indonesian national team makes its first appearance at the Asian Games. The 2018 Asian Games host is competitive in its debut, losing 7 – 4 to Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s Matthew Holliday scores 2, drives in 2 and saves the win for Ka-Ho Sam Leung. Indonesian catcher Faldy Akhmad Zulfikar comes off the bench to go 3 for 3 with a run, getting 3 of his team’s 5 hits. Chindy Patria Yudharana takes the loss. Meanwhile, defending champion South Korea, armed with the KBO’s top stars (including two former big leaguers) is stunned, 2 – 1, by Taiwan as Sheng-Feng Wu, Tsung-Hao Wang and Cheng-Hao Wang stifle the Korean offense except for a homer by Jae-hwan Kim. Meanwhile, 2017 KBO MVP Hyeon-jong Yang serves up a 1st-inning homer to Chia-Yu Lin with Chien-Ming Chiang aboard.

The Indonesian national team makes its first appearance at the Asian Games. The 2018 Asian Games host is competitive in its debut, losing 7 – 4 to Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s Matthew Holliday scores 2, drives in 2 and saves the win for Ka-Ho Sam Leung. Indonesian catcher Faldy Akhmad Zulfikar comes off the bench to go 3 for 3 with a run, getting 3 of his team’s 5 hits. Chindy Patria Yudharana takes the loss. Meanwhile, defending champion South Korea, armed with the KBO’s top stars (including two former big leaguers) is stunned, 2 – 1, by Taiwan as Sheng-Feng Wu, Tsung-Hao Wang and Cheng-Hao Wang stifle the Korean offense except for a homer by Jae-hwan Kim. Meanwhile, 2017 KBO MVP Hyeon-jong Yang serves up a 1st-inning homer to Chia-Yu Lin with Chien-Ming Chiang aboard.

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Honolulu, HI wins the 2018 Little League World Series with a 3 – 0 shutout of Seoul, South Korea in the final game. Mana Lau Kong hits a leadoff homer before his teammates add two runs in the 3rd in support of Ka’olu Holt, who pitches 6 innings, as Honolulu completes the tournament with an aggregate score of 29-3.

Honolulu, HI wins the 2018 Little League World Series with a 3 – 0 shutout of Seoul, South Korea in the final game. Mana Lau Kong hits a leadoff homer before his teammates add two runs in the 3rd in support of Ka’olu Holt, who pitches 6 innings, as Honolulu completes the tournament with an aggregate score of 29-3.

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Cardinal first baseman Matt Carpenter ties an 81 year-old franchise mark when he strokes four doubles in the team’s 12-3 rout of the Rockies at Coors Field. Joe Medwick established the record, hiting four two-baggers against the Boston Bees in on August 4, 1937.

Cardinal first baseman Matt Carpenter ties an 81 year-old franchise mark when he strokes four doubles in the team’s 12-3 rout of the Rockies at Coors Field. Joe Medwick established the record, hiting four two-baggers against the Boston Bees in on August 4, 1937.

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By homering off Kyle Hendricks in the 1st inning of a 17 – 2 loss to the Cubs, Phillies OF Rhys Hoskins becomes the fastest player to hit 10 homers in the majors, doing so in his 17th game. The previous record was 21 games, done by George Scott in 1966 and tied by Trevor Story in 2016.

By homering off Kyle Hendricks in the 1st inning of a 17 – 2 loss to the Cubs, Phillies OF Rhys Hoskins becomes the fastest player to hit 10 homers in the majors, doing so in his 17th game. The previous record was 21 games, done by George Scott in 1966 and tied by Trevor Story in 2016.

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Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer Julio Mendez, playing for the AZL Brewers, suffers a heart attack when hit in the chest by a pitch during a game. He is rushed to hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. The game is ended prematurely after the accident, which takes place in the 9th.

Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer Julio Mendez, playing for the AZL Brewers, suffers a heart attack when hit in the chest by a pitch during a game. He is rushed to hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. The game is ended prematurely after the accident, which takes place in the 9th.

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David Price is a winner on his 30th birthday as the Blue Jays defeat the Rangers, 12 – 4 to extend their lead in the AL East to two games. Edwin Encarnacion hits a grand slam in the 6th inning to extend his hitting streak to 21 games, while Justin Smoak and Kevin Pillar also homer. The Rangers don’t help their cause by issuing 11 walks and 3 wild pitches in the game. It is already the 20th time Toronto has scored 10 or more runs in a game this year.

David Price is a winner on his 30th birthday as the Blue Jays defeat the Rangers, 12 – 4 to extend their lead in the AL East to two games. Edwin Encarnacion hits a grand slam in the 6th inning to extend his hitting streak to 21 games, while Justin Smoak and Kevin Pillar also homer. The Rangers don’t help their cause by issuing 11 walks and 3 wild pitches in the game. It is already the 20th time Toronto has scored 10 or more runs in a game this year.

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Detroit’s Justin Verlander comes up just short in his bid for a third career no-hitter, as he has to settle for a one-hit, 5 – 0 shutout after Chris Iannetta leads off the 9th for the Angels with a double that lands on the left field foul line. Verlander retires the final three batters in order to earn only his second win of the year, after missing the start of the season to an injury and suffering from a lack of run support all season. It is the second time he loses a no-hit bid in the 9th inning.

Detroit’s Justin Verlander comes up just short in his bid for a third career no-hitter, as he has to settle for a one-hit, 5 – 0 shutout after Chris Iannetta leads off the 9th for the Angels with a double that lands on the left field foul line. Verlander retires the final three batters in order to earn only his second win of the year, after missing the start of the season to an injury and suffering from a lack of run support all season. It is the second time he loses a no-hit bid in the 9th inning.

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2014 – Madison Bumgarner has a dominant performance against the Rockies, retiring the first 21 batters he faces before allowing a lead-off double to Justin Morneau in the 8th. He then proceeds to retire the next 6 batters in order to complete a 3 – 0 one-hit shutout. The Giants ace strikes out 13 while walking none.

2014 – Madison Bumgarner has a dominant performance against the Rockies, retiring the first 21 batters he faces before allowing a lead-off double to Justin Morneau in the 8th. He then proceeds to retire the next 6 batters in order to complete a 3 – 0 one-hit shutout. The Giants ace strikes out 13 while walking none.

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2013 – Having both Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter on the field does little to help the Yankees, who drop a 5 – 2 decision to R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays. A-Rod hits his 650th career home run but Jeter goes 0 for 3 with a walk and hits into a double play.

2013 – Having both Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter on the field does little to help the Yankees, who drop a 5 – 2 decision to R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays. A-Rod hits his 650th career home run but Jeter goes 0 for 3 with a walk and hits into a double play.

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The Japanese team from Tokyo wins the 2012 Little League World Series with a 12 – 2 victory over the team from Goodlettsville, TN in the finals in Williamsport, PA. The Americans had scored 24 runs in their semi-final win yesterday, the highest-scoring game in the tournament’s history, but manage only 2 hits – both homers – against Japanese pitcher Kitaro Kiyomiya today. Noriatsu Osaka ties the LLWS record with 3 home runs in a game and adds a triple as well.

The Japanese team from Tokyo wins the 2012 Little League World Series with a 12 – 2 victory over the team from Goodlettsville, TN in the finals in Williamsport, PA. The Americans had scored 24 runs in their semi-final win yesterday, the highest-scoring game in the tournament’s history, but manage only 2 hits – both homers – against Japanese pitcher Kitaro Kiyomiya today. Noriatsu Osaka ties the LLWS record with 3 home runs in a game and adds a triple as well.

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The Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the first-place Nationals as Cliff Lee hits a go-ahead double in the 5th and gives up one run in 7 innings. Lee is now 3-7 after the 5 – 1 win in which Josh Lindblom picks up his first career save.

The Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the first-place Nationals as Cliff Lee hits a go-ahead double in the 5th and gives up one run in 7 innings. Lee is now 3-7 after the 5 – 1 win in which Josh Lindblom picks up his first career save.

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The Tigres de Quintana Roo win the 2011 Mexican League title, sweeping the Diablos Rojos del México in four games; it is the first sweep in the finals in 13 years. Jorge Campillo allows one hit in four shutout innings of relief, Carlos Gastélum cracks a grand slam, Sergio Contreras goes 5 for 5 and Albino Contreras hits a three-run homer in the 13 – 9 win.

The Tigres de Quintana Roo win the 2011 Mexican League title, sweeping the Diablos Rojos del México in four games; it is the first sweep in the finals in 13 years. Jorge Campillo allows one hit in four shutout innings of relief, Carlos Gastélum cracks a grand slam, Sergio Contreras goes 5 for 5 and Albino Contreras hits a three-run homer in the 13 – 9 win.

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The Rangers open a key three-game series with the Angels with an 11 – 7 win at home, stopping the Halos’ 6-game winning streak. Nelson Cruz homers twice and drives in 6 runs in support of Derek Holland’s pitching. David Murphy adds a grand slam for the Rangers, who stretch their lead in the AL West back to three games.

The Rangers open a key three-game series with the Angels with an 11 – 7 win at home, stopping the Halos’ 6-game winning streak. Nelson Cruz homers twice and drives in 6 runs in support of Derek Holland’s pitching. David Murphy adds a grand slam for the Rangers, who stretch their lead in the AL West back to three games.

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Teams are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, scheduled to hit the Northeastern states over the next two days. The Mets cancel their games scheduled for both days as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg orders a partial evacuation of the city’s coastal areas and a shutdown of its transit system in anticipation of the storm. The Red Sox decide to move up their Sunday game against the A’s to a Saturday afternoon doubleheader, while the Orioles are planning to cancel a Saturday doubleheader against the Yankees by playing one of the games as part of a Sunday doubleheader, and the second on what should have been an open date on September 8th. The Yankees are unhappy about losing what was their last scheduled rest day of the season, but their proposal to play a game instead at 10:00 am on Saturday is rejected. The Phillies also move games around, electing to play a scheduled Sunday game against the Marlins on Saturday afternoon, and moving Saturday’s evening game to September 15th. All of these scheduling changes are made before the first drop of rain even falls.

Teams are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, scheduled to hit the Northeastern states over the next two days. The Mets cancel their games scheduled for both days as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg orders a partial evacuation of the city’s coastal areas and a shutdown of its transit system in anticipation of the storm. The Red Sox decide to move up their Sunday game against the A’s to a Saturday afternoon doubleheader, while the Orioles are planning to cancel a Saturday doubleheader against the Yankees by playing one of the games as part of a Sunday doubleheader, and the second on what should have been an open date on September 8th. The Yankees are unhappy about losing what was their last scheduled rest day of the season, but their proposal to play a game instead at 10:00 am on Saturday is rejected. The Phillies also move games around, electing to play a scheduled Sunday game against the Marlins on Saturday afternoon, and moving Saturday’s evening game to September 15th. All of these scheduling changes are made before the first drop of rain even falls.

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Alex Ramirez becomes the first player in Nippon Pro Baseball to drive in 100 runs for eight straight seasons, breaking Sadaharu Oh’s record set from 1963 to 1969. Ramirez’s three-run homer off Kazuki Yoshimi in the 1st puts him over the century mark in a 10 – 4 Yomiuri Giants win over the Chunichi Dragons.

Alex Ramirez becomes the first player in Nippon Pro Baseball to drive in 100 runs for eight straight seasons, breaking Sadaharu Oh’s record set from 1963 to 1969. Ramirez’s three-run homer off Kazuki Yoshimi in the 1st puts him over the century mark in a 10 – 4 Yomiuri Giants win over the Chunichi Dragons.

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Albert Pujols of St. Louis hits the 400th homer of his career, off Jordan Zimmermann of the Nationals in the 4th inning. Pujols becomes the 47th major leaguer to hit that many and is the third-youngest to do so after Alex Rodriguez and Ken Griffey Jr. However, the hit is a distant memory by the time the game reaches its conclusion after 13 innings with an 11 – 10 Nats win. Ian Desmond drives in Nyjer Morgan from third base with a single through a drawn-in infield to end the roller-coaster game, giving him 3 hits and 4 RBI on the night as Blake Hawksworth takes the loss. 15 pitchers see action during the game. The Cards take a 10 – 8 lead in the top of the 9th with a four-run outburst, only to see Roger Bernadina blast a two-run homer off Ryan Franklin to send the contest into extra innings. The Cards have now lost 8 of 11.

Albert Pujols of St. Louis hits the 400th homer of his career, off Jordan Zimmermann of the Nationals in the 4th inning. Pujols becomes the 47th major leaguer to hit that many and is the third-youngest to do so after Alex Rodriguez and Ken Griffey Jr. However, the hit is a distant memory by the time the game reaches its conclusion after 13 innings with an 11 – 10 Nats win. Ian Desmond drives in Nyjer Morgan from third base with a single through a drawn-in infield to end the roller-coaster game, giving him 3 hits and 4 RBI on the night as Blake Hawksworth takes the loss. 15 pitchers see action during the game. The Cards take a 10 – 8 lead in the top of the 9th with a four-run outburst, only to see Roger Bernadina blast a two-run homer off Ryan Franklin to send the contest into extra innings. The Cards have now lost 8 of 11.

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Cedric Hunter of Portland has a great day at the plate in a 17 – 12 win over Tacoma in the Pacific Coast League. He collects a franchise-record 8 RBI with a pair of three-run homers, a double and a single both plating a run, and another single for good measure. Dusty Ryan, with a grand slam, and Sean Kazmar also homer for Portland, while five Tacoma players do the same, including Mike Carp who hits two.

Cedric Hunter of Portland has a great day at the plate in a 17 – 12 win over Tacoma in the Pacific Coast League. He collects a franchise-record 8 RBI with a pair of three-run homers, a double and a single both plating a run, and another single for good measure. Dusty Ryan, with a grand slam, and Sean Kazmar also homer for Portland, while five Tacoma players do the same, including Mike Carp who hits two.

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2009 – Three home plate umpires are needed to call Toronto’s 3 – 2 win over Tampa Bay. Jerry Crawford is struck by a foul tip in the 2nd and has to leave the game, then his replacement, Tom Hallion is struck by a Scott Kazmirfastball. After a 20-minute delay during which he is attended to by training staff from both clubs, Hallion moves back to the bases, and Brian O’Nora assumes the role of home plate official. Toronto wins in the bottom of the 9th when J.P. Howell uncorks a wild pitch after loading the bases with three walks.

2009 – Three home plate umpires are needed to call Toronto’s 3 – 2 win over Tampa Bay. Jerry Crawford is struck by a foul tip in the 2nd and has to leave the game, then his replacement, Tom Hallion is struck by a Scott Kazmirfastball. After a 20-minute delay during which he is attended to by training staff from both clubs, Hallion moves back to the bases, and Brian O’Nora assumes the role of home plate official. Toronto wins in the bottom of the 9th when J.P. Howell uncorks a wild pitch after loading the bases with three walks.

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Teddy Roosevelt gets off to a fast start, and it appears that T.R. will finally beat his Mount Rushmore teammates, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington to win his first-ever President Race at Nationals Park. When the blue do-rag clad presidential character sporting dreadlocks stops to high-five fans sitting in the right-field stands, with the public address announcer explaining the mascot’s behavior as ‘Teddy being Teddy,’ the big lead disappears.

Teddy Roosevelt gets off to a fast start, and it appears that T.R. will finally beat his Mount Rushmore teammates, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington to win his first-ever President Race at Nationals Park. When the blue do-rag clad presidential character sporting dreadlocks stops to high-five fans sitting in the right-field stands, with the public address announcer explaining the mascot’s behavior as ‘Teddy being Teddy,’ the big lead disappears.

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The Phillies, trailing 7-0 early in the game, rally to beat the Mets at Citizens Bank Park, 8-7

The Phillies, trailing 7-0 early in the game, rally to beat the Mets at Citizens Bank Park, 8-7. Chris Coste, who goes 4-for-4 after entering the game as a pinch hitter in the 8th inning, delivers the walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th to put Philadelphia back into first place, a half a game ahead of New York.

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Teddy Roosevelt gets off to a fast start, and it appears that T.R. will finally beat his Mount Rushmore teammates, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington to win his first-ever President Race at Nationals Park. When the blue do-rag clad presidential character sporting dreadlocks stops to high-five fans sitting in the right-field stands, with the public address announcer explaining the mascot’s behavior as ‘Teddy being Teddy,’ the big lead disappears.

Teddy Roosevelt gets off to a fast start, and it appears that T.R. will finally beat his Mount Rushmore teammates, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington to win his first-ever President Race at Nationals Park. When the blue do-rag clad presidential character sporting dreadlocks stops to high-five fans sitting in the right-field stands, with the public address announcer explaining the mascot’s behavior as ‘Teddy being Teddy,’ the big lead disappears.

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2007 – In what would be his last game as Astros manager, Phil Garner sees Houston rally for a 5-4 victory over the Pirates. It pulls the Astros .001 out of the division basement at 58-73. Ty Wigginton’s two-run homer in the eighth is the difference. The next day, Garner and General Manager Tim Purpura are fired. Garner finishes his Houston tenure with a 277-252 record that includes two LCS appearances and one National League pennant. Before the game, the Astros retire Jeff Bagwell’s number 5 in an emotional ceremony. 

2007 – In what would be his last game as Astros manager, Phil Garner sees Houston rally for a 5-4 victory over the Pirates. It pulls the Astros .001 out of the division basement at 58-73. Ty Wigginton’s two-run homer in the eighth is the difference. The next day, Garner and General Manager Tim Purpura are fired. Garner finishes his Houston tenure with a 277-252 record that includes two LCS appearances and one National League pennant. Before the game, the Astros retire Jeff Bagwell’s number 5 in an emotional ceremony. 

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Warner Robins, GA wins the 2007 Little League World Series, 3 – 2, in extra innings, on a homer by Dalton Carriker. Tokyo had won their last two games on sayonara homers before losing this one. It is the second straight Little League World Series won by a Georgian team and the third US victory in a row.

Warner Robins, GA wins the 2007 Little League World Series, 3 – 2, in extra innings, on a homer by Dalton Carriker. Tokyo had won their last two games on sayonara homers before losing this one. It is the second straight Little League World Series won by a Georgian team and the third US victory in a row.

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Warner Robins, Georgia captures the Little League World Series when 12 year-old Dalton Carriker’s extra-inning (8th) walk-off home run beats Tokyo, 3-2. The victory is the third consecutive LLWS championship for the United States, its longest streak since winning eight straight titles from 1959-1966.

Warner Robins, Georgia captures the Little League World Series when 12 year-old Dalton Carriker’s extra-inning (8th) walk-off home run beats Tokyo, 3-2. The victory is the third consecutive LLWS championship for the United States, its longest streak since winning eight straight titles from 1959-1966.

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Ichiro Suzuki becomes the only player to collect at least 200 hits in each of his first four seasons in the big leagues. The milestone hit is a ninth-inning homer in the Mariners’ 7-3 loss to the Royals at Safeco Field.

Ichiro Suzuki becomes the only player to collect at least 200 hits in each of his first four seasons in the big leagues. The milestone hit is a ninth-inning homer in the Mariners’ 7-3 loss to the Royals at Safeco Field.

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The Padres trade starting pitcher Oliver Perez, along with prospect Jason Bay, to the Pirates for outfielder Brian Giles. The Canadian-born Bay will be selected as the National League’s Rookie of the Year next season.

The Padres trade starting pitcher Oliver Perez, along with prospect Jason Bay, to the Pirates for outfielder Brian Giles. The Canadian-born Bay will be selected as the National League’s Rookie of the Year next season.

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At Yankee Stadium, Alfonso Soriano, with a solo shot in the fourth inning in the teams 10-3 victory over the Rangers, sets a team record for home runs by a second baseman. The previous mark of 30 was established in 1940 by Joe Gordon.

At Yankee Stadium, Alfonso Soriano, with a solo shot in the fourth inning in the teams 10-3 victory over the Rangers, sets a team record for home runs by a second baseman. The previous mark of 30 was established in 1940 by Joe Gordon.

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The first video streaming coverage of a major league baseball game takes place on the internet. Approximately 30,000 fans visit MLB.com to see the Yankees defeat the Rangers, 10 – 3. Alfonso Soriano sets a team record for home runs by a second baseman. The previous mark of 30 was established in 1940 by Joe Gordon.

The first video streaming coverage of a major league baseball game takes place on the internet. Approximately 30,000 fans visit MLB.com to see the Yankees defeat the Rangers, 10 – 3. Alfonso Soriano sets a team record for home runs by a second baseman. The previous mark of 30 was established in 1940 by Joe Gordon.

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Sixty-three years after the first televised contest, the first video streaming coverage of a major league baseball game takes place on the internet. Approximately 30,000 fans visit MLB.com to see the Yankees defeat the Rangers, 10-3, far less than the 42,000 watching the game at the Bronx ballpark.

Sixty-three years after the first televised contest, the first video streaming coverage of a major league baseball game takes place on the internet. Approximately 30,000 fans visit MLB.com to see the Yankees defeat the Rangers, 10-3, far less than the 42,000 watching the game at the Bronx ballpark.

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Derek Jeter becomes only the third player to score at least 100 runs in his first seven major league seasons. The Yankees’ shortstop joins Hall of Fame outfielders Ted Williams (Red Sox, 1939-49) and Earle Combs (Yankees, 1925-32) as the only big leaguers to accomplish the feat.

Derek Jeter becomes only the third player to score at least 100 runs in his first seven major league seasons. The Yankees’ shortstop joins Hall of Fame outfielders Ted Williams (Red Sox, 1939-49) and Earle Combs (Yankees, 1925-32) as the only big leaguers to accomplish the feat.

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In the 18th inning, second string catcher Bill Haselman beats out a bases-loaded potential inning-ending double play grounder, allowing Chad Curtis to score the winning run in the Rangers’ 8 – 7 victory over the Red Sox. The 6-hour and 35-minute contest is the longest game ever played in Ranger history.

In the 18th inning, second string catcher Bill Haselman beats out a bases-loaded potential inning-ending double play grounder, allowing Chad Curtis to score the winning run in the Rangers’ 8 – 7 victory over the Red Sox. The 6-hour and 35-minute contest is the longest game ever played in Ranger history.

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The Diamondbacks score in the 10th inning to defeat the Phillies, 4 – 3. Philadelphia rookie SS Jimmy Rollins is caught stealing in the 3rd inning, the first time in his career after a streak of 35 consecutive steals. Luis Gonzalez receives the ultimate compliment when the Phils give him an intentional walk with the bases empty. Gonzalez joins Manny Ramirez, Jason Giambi, Mike Piazza, and Jim Thome as the only players to receive an intentional pass with the bases empty this season. Ramirez is the only one of the group to have been walked intentionally twice this year with no ducks on the pond.

The Diamondbacks score in the 10th inning to defeat the Phillies, 4 – 3. Philadelphia rookie SS Jimmy Rollins is caught stealing in the 3rd inning, the first time in his career after a streak of 35 consecutive steals. Luis Gonzalez receives the ultimate compliment when the Phils give him an intentional walk with the bases empty. Gonzalez joins Manny Ramirez, Jason Giambi, Mike Piazza, and Jim Thome as the only players to receive an intentional pass with the bases empty this season. Ramirez is the only one of the group to have been walked intentionally twice this year with no ducks on the pond.

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The Cubs defeat the Cardinals, 6 – 1, as Sammy Sosa hits two more home runs, his 50th and 51st of the season. In doing so, he joins Mark McGwire and Babe Ruth as the only players with four 50-homer seasons.

The Cubs defeat the Cardinals, 6 – 1, as Sammy Sosa hits two more home runs, his 50th and 51st of the season. In doing so, he joins Mark McGwire and Babe Ruth as the only players with four 50-homer seasons.

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2000 – The Devil Rays defeat the Orioles, 4 – 1, in the first game of a doubleheader. Tampa Bay 1B Fred McGriff ties a major league mark by hitting a home run in his 37th different ballpark. Mark McGwire has also performed the feat. The Orioles take the second game, 2 – 0.

2000 – The Devil Rays defeat the Orioles, 4 – 1, in the first game of a doubleheader. Tampa Bay 1B Fred McGriff ties a major league mark by hitting a home run in his 37th different ballpark. Mark McGwire has also performed the feat. The Orioles take the second game, 2 – 0.

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    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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