Tag: August 30

2014 – Scott Feldman tosses a complete-game three-hitter to blank the Rangers, 2-0. The win secures a Lone Star Series victory over Arlington for the first time since 2006. Carlos Corporan and Jake Marisnick drive home runs in the seventh for the game’s only tallies. 

2014 – Scott Feldman tosses a complete-game three-hitter to blank the Rangers, 2-0. The win secures a Lone Star Series victory over Arlington for the first time since 2006. Carlos Corporan and Jake Marisnick drive home runs in the seventh for the game’s only tallies. 

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2001 – Rookie Roy Oswalt tosses a complete-game three-hitter to subdue the Reds, 6-1. It’s his 12th win. Jeff Bagwell and Richard Hidalgo drive in a pair of runs each to support the cause. Houston stays four games ahead of Chicago in the NL Central chase. 

2001 – Rookie Roy Oswalt tosses a complete-game three-hitter to subdue the Reds, 6-1. It’s his 12th win. Jeff Bagwell and Richard Hidalgo drive in a pair of runs each to support the cause. Houston stays four games ahead of Chicago in the NL Central chase. 

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1999 – New York’s Edgardo Alfonzo goes six-for-six with three home runs as the Mets destroy Shane Reynolds and the Astros, 17-1. Alfonzo drives in five. Houston’s division lead over Cinicnnati shrinks to a half-game. 

1999 – New York’s Edgardo Alfonzo goes six-for-six with three home runs as the Mets destroy Shane Reynolds and the Astros, 17-1. Alfonzo drives in five. Houston’s division lead over Cinicnnati shrinks to a half-game. 

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1970 – Jim Wynn launches two homers off Nolan Ryan to pace a 9-5 thrashing of the Mets. Wynn totals four hits and drives in five. Denis Menke also goes deep twice. Don Wilson survives an early 3-0 deficit to gain the victory. Wynn tells the press that Ryan’s fastball is no match for his bat and backs it up. 

1970 – Jim Wynn launches two homers off Nolan Ryan to pace a 9-5 thrashing of the Mets. Wynn totals four hits and drives in five. Denis Menke also goes deep twice. Don Wilson survives an early 3-0 deficit to gain the victory. Wynn tells the press that Ryan’s fastball is no match for his bat and backs it up. 

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1969 – Larry Dierker becomes the first Astro to record 17 wins in a 2-1 triumph over the Pirates. Dierker fans 14 while scattering seven hits. Houston manages just three of their own but are helped by nine free passes. The Astros are in uncharted waters, seven games over .500, four games out of first and yet in fifth place in the NL West.

1969 – Larry Dierker becomes the first Astro to record 17 wins in a 2-1 triumph over the Pirates. Dierker fans 14 while scattering seven hits. Houston manages just three of their own but are helped by nine free passes. The Astros are in uncharted waters, seven games over .500, four games out of first and yet in fifth place in the NL West.

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The team from Tokyo wins the 2015 Little League World Series, defeating Lewisberry, PA, 18 – 11, in the final game. Lewisberry scores 10 runs in the 1st and leads 10 – 2, but their Japanese opponents come back. The teams combine for a championship-record 30 hits and 29 runs.

The team from Tokyo wins the 2015 Little League World Series, defeating Lewisberry, PA, 18 – 11, in the final game. Lewisberry scores 10 runs in the 1st and leads 10 – 2, but their Japanese opponents come back. The teams combine for a championship-record 30 hits and 29 runs.

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The Dodgers fall victim to a no-hitter for the second time in ten days as Jake Arrieta of the Cubs pulls the trick with a 2 – 0 shutout in which he strikes out 12. It is his major league-leading 17th win of the year and he is helped by the official scorer charging SS Starlin Castro with an error on a close play on Kike Hernandez’s ground ball in the 3rd. Having also been handcuffed by Mike Fiers of the Astros on August 21st, it is the first time in their long history that the Dodgers have been victims of two no-hitters in one season.

The Dodgers fall victim to a no-hitter for the second time in ten days as Jake Arrieta of the Cubs pulls the trick with a 2 – 0 shutout in which he strikes out 12. It is his major league-leading 17th win of the year and he is helped by the official scorer charging SS Starlin Castro with an error on a close play on Kike Hernandez’s ground ball in the 3rd. Having also been handcuffed by Mike Fiers of the Astros on August 21st, it is the first time in their long history that the Dodgers have been victims of two no-hitters in one season.

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The NL’s eventual 2015 Cy Young Award recipient Jake Arrieta, needing just 116 pitches, beats Los Angeles, 2-0, tossing the 12th no-hitter ever thrown at the Chavez Ravine ballpark, and the 13th no-no in Cubs history. The contest marks the second time in ten games the Dodgers have been unable to get a hit, after being held hitless by Astros right-hander Mike Fiers on August 21.

The NL’s eventual 2015 Cy Young Award recipient Jake Arrieta, needing just 116 pitches, beats Los Angeles, 2-0, tossing the 12th no-hitter ever thrown at the Chavez Ravine ballpark, and the 13th no-no in Cubs history. The contest marks the second time in ten games the Dodgers have been unable to get a hit, after being held hitless by Astros right-hander Mike Fiers on August 21.

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The NL’s eventual 2015 Cy Young Award recipient Jake Arrieta, needing just 116 pitches, beats Los Angeles, 2-0, tossing the 12th no-hitter ever thrown at the Chavez Ravine ballpark, and the 13th no-no in Cubs history. The contest marks the second time in ten games the Dodgers have been unable to get a hit, after being held hitless by Astros right-hander Mike Fiers on August 21.

The NL’s eventual 2015 Cy Young Award recipient Jake Arrieta, needing just 116 pitches, beats Los Angeles, 2-0, tossing the 12th no-hitter ever thrown at the Chavez Ravine ballpark, and the 13th no-no in Cubs history. The contest marks the second time in ten games the Dodgers have been unable to get a hit, after being held hitless by Astros right-hander Mike Fiers on August 21.

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The Angels use eight different pitchers – a team record for a nine-inning game – in shutting out the A’s, 2 – 0. Reliever Cory Rasmus gets things going by pitching the first three innings, and a different pitcher is used for each of the last 5 innings. In the 4th, Michael Roth gets himself in a bases loaded, one out jam, but Yoslan Herrera induced Jonny Gomes to hit into an inning-ending double play and is the one who ends up with credit for the win. Ironically, for the A’s, Jeff Samardzija throws a complete game but loses, a loss that increases the Angels’ lead in the AL West to four games.

The Angels use eight different pitchers – a team record for a nine-inning game – in shutting out the A’s, 2 – 0. Reliever Cory Rasmus gets things going by pitching the first three innings, and a different pitcher is used for each of the last 5 innings. In the 4th, Michael Roth gets himself in a bases loaded, one out jam, but Yoslan Herrera induced Jonny Gomes to hit into an inning-ending double play and is the one who ends up with credit for the win. Ironically, for the A’s, Jeff Samardzija throws a complete game but loses, a loss that increases the Angels’ lead in the AL West to four games.

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Jake Peavy pitches no-hit ball for the Giants until one out in the 8th, before Mark Reynolds of the Brewers breaks up his bid for immortality with a single. He also records the 2000th strikeout of his career in the 3 – 1 win.

Jake Peavy pitches no-hit ball for the Giants until one out in the 8th, before Mark Reynolds of the Brewers breaks up his bid for immortality with a single. He also records the 2000th strikeout of his career in the 3 – 1 win.

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Unipol Bologna wins the 2014 Italian Series in 7 games. Down 3 games to 2, they take the last two on the road. Today, manager Marco Nanni turns to Raul Rivero, usually the closer and one who struggled in games 1 and 3 but starred in game 4. The move turns out superbly as Rivero allows only two hits and two walks while fanning 12 in a shutout 4 – 0 win. Claudio Liverziani drives in Juan Carlos Infante with a 1st-inning run to hand Roberto Corradini the loss. Guillermo Rodriguez later homers and singles in a run and is named series MVP with a .379/.455/.621 batting line and 10 RBI in 7 games.

Unipol Bologna wins the 2014 Italian Series in 7 games. Down 3 games to 2, they take the last two on the road. Today, manager Marco Nanni turns to Raul Rivero, usually the closer and one who struggled in games 1 and 3 but starred in game 4. The move turns out superbly as Rivero allows only two hits and two walks while fanning 12 in a shutout 4 – 0 win. Claudio Liverziani drives in Juan Carlos Infante with a 1st-inning run to hand Roberto Corradini the loss. Guillermo Rodriguez later homers and singles in a run and is named series MVP with a .379/.455/.621 batting line and 10 RBI in 7 games.

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The Templiers de Sénart win their first French Division I title after finishing second four times in the prior seven years. They sweep the Paris Université Club in three games and become the first team other than the Rouen Huskies to win since 2004. The Templiers rely heavily on Cuban players as long-time Templiers backstop Ernesto Martínez goes 3 for 5 with a homer in the finale to give him a French title to go with his Cuban Serie Nacional one. Ciro Silvino Licea (finals MVP) gets the win and Raudelin Legra the save. Jacques Boucheron goes 3 for 4 with a run and a RBI as the top native French threat in the 5 – 4 win in the finale.

The Templiers de Sénart win their first French Division I title after finishing second four times in the prior seven years. They sweep the Paris Université Club in three games and become the first team other than the Rouen Huskies to win since 2004. The Templiers rely heavily on Cuban players as long-time Templiers backstop Ernesto Martínez goes 3 for 5 with a homer in the finale to give him a French title to go with his Cuban Serie Nacional one. Ciro Silvino Licea (finals MVP) gets the win and Raudelin Legra the save. Jacques Boucheron goes 3 for 4 with a run and a RBI as the top native French threat in the 5 – 4 win in the finale.

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Trevor Hoffman, who spent parts of 16 seasons of his 18 years in the majors with San Diego, retiring as baseball’s all-time saves leader with 601, becomes the ninth person inducted into the Padres’ Hall of Fame. The closer, known for his devastating changeup, joins Buzzie Bavasi, Nate Colbert, Jerry Coleman, Tony Gwynn, Randy Jones, Ray Kroc, Dick Williams, and Dave Winfield to be enshrined by the team.

Trevor Hoffman, who spent parts of 16 seasons of his 18 years in the majors with San Diego, retiring as baseball’s all-time saves leader with 601, becomes the ninth person inducted into the Padres’ Hall of Fame. The closer, known for his devastating changeup, joins Buzzie Bavasi, Nate Colbert, Jerry Coleman, Tony Gwynn, Randy Jones, Ray Kroc, Dick Williams, and Dave Winfield to be enshrined by the team.

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Trevor Hoffman, who spent parts of 16 seasons of his 18 years in the majors with San Diego, retiring as baseball’s all-time saves leader with 601, becomes the ninth person inducted into the Padres’ Hall of Fame. The closer, known for his devastating changeup, joins Buzzie Bavasi, Nate Colbert, Jerry Coleman, Tony Gwynn, Randy Jones, Ray Kroc, Dick Williams, and Dave Winfield to be enshrined by the team.

Trevor Hoffman, who spent parts of 16 seasons of his 18 years in the majors with San Diego, retiring as baseball’s all-time saves leader with 601, becomes the ninth person inducted into the Padres’ Hall of Fame. The closer, known for his devastating changeup, joins Buzzie Bavasi, Nate Colbert, Jerry Coleman, Tony Gwynn, Randy Jones, Ray Kroc, Dick Williams, and Dave Winfield to be enshrined by the team.

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Several teams make moves shortly before the playoff roster deadline, as the Indians get Jason Kubel for a player to be named later or cash from the Diamondbacks, St. Louis picks up John Axford from the Brewers for a player to be named, and Baltimore gets Michael Morse from Seattle for Xavier Avery.

Several teams make moves shortly before the playoff roster deadline, as the Indians get Jason Kubel for a player to be named later or cash from the Diamondbacks, St. Louis picks up John Axford from the Brewers for a player to be named, and Baltimore gets Michael Morse from Seattle for Xavier Avery.

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The Latino Baseball Hall of Fame announces its 15 newest members, namely Teddy Higuera, Mike Cuellar, Tony Armas, Juan Gonzalez, Matty Alou, Tony Fernandez, Silvio Garcia, Vic Davalillo, Vic Power, Felipe Montemayor, Santos Amaro, Julian Javier, Humberto Robinson, Cookie Rojas and Rennie Stennett.

The Latino Baseball Hall of Fame announces its 15 newest members, namely Teddy Higuera, Mike Cuellar, Tony Armas, Juan Gonzalez, Matty Alou, Tony Fernandez, Silvio Garcia, Vic Davalillo, Vic Power, Felipe Montemayor, Santos Amaro, Julian Javier, Humberto Robinson, Cookie Rojas and Rennie Stennett.

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The Pirates tie the Cardinals atop the NL Central again, winning, 5 – 0, behind 4 RBI from Garrett Jones and two-hit pitching over eight innings from Francisco Liriano. Pittsburgh continues to pound Shelby Miller this year.

The Pirates tie the Cardinals atop the NL Central again, winning, 5 – 0, behind 4 RBI from Garrett Jones and two-hit pitching over eight innings from Francisco Liriano. Pittsburgh continues to pound Shelby Miller this year.

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The Athletics complete a four-game sweep of the Indians with a 12 – 7 win at Progressive Field, their 8th victory in their last 9 games. As a result, they remain one game ahead of Baltimore in the race for the second wild card. The Indians continue their free fall, with a record of 5-27 since July 27th. Things start well for Cleveland, as Jason Kipnis hits a lead-off homer off Jarrod Parker, but the A’s tee off on Justin Masterson for 3 homers and 8 runs in 4 innings. George Kottaras and Josh Reddick drive in three runs apiece, while Coco Crisp and Cliff Pennington hit two-run homers

The Athletics complete a four-game sweep of the Indians with a 12 – 7 win at Progressive Field, their 8th victory in their last 9 games. As a result, they remain one game ahead of Baltimore in the race for the second wild card. The Indians continue their free fall, with a record of 5-27 since July 27th. Things start well for Cleveland, as Jason Kipnis hits a lead-off homer off Jarrod Parker, but the A’s tee off on Justin Masterson for 3 homers and 8 runs in 4 innings. George Kottaras and Josh Reddick drive in three runs apiece, while Coco Crisp and Cliff Pennington hit two-run homers

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Fortitudo Bologna beats Caffe Danesi Nettuno, 4 – 3, to win the 2012 European Cup, their second European Cup in three years. Nick Pugliese gets the win. Carlos Richetti takes the loss by allowing the tie-breaking run in the bottom of the 9th, as Leonardo De Donno doubles in Claudio Liverziani. In the Bronze Medal Game, the Amsterdam Pirates survive a late rally to top the Rouen Huskies, 8 – 7, pounding Owen Ozanich for 15 hits in 5 2/3 innings. Roelie Henrique and Percy Isenia both get three hits for the winners, while Maxime Lefevre gets four hits and 3 RBI for the French powerhouse.

Fortitudo Bologna beats Caffe Danesi Nettuno, 4 – 3, to win the 2012 European Cup, their second European Cup in three years. Nick Pugliese gets the win. Carlos Richetti takes the loss by allowing the tie-breaking run in the bottom of the 9th, as Leonardo De Donno doubles in Claudio Liverziani. In the Bronze Medal Game, the Amsterdam Pirates survive a late rally to top the Rouen Huskies, 8 – 7, pounding Owen Ozanich for 15 hits in 5 2/3 innings. Roelie Henrique and Percy Isenia both get three hits for the winners, while Maxime Lefevre gets four hits and 3 RBI for the French powerhouse.

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CC Sabathia finally defeats the Red Sox this season, after going 0-4 with a 7.20 ERA in his previous efforts against them this year. The Yankees win, 5 – 2, at Fenway Park to move to within a half-game of the lead in the AL East. In a moment typical of the tense rivalry between the two teams, Francisco Cervelli hits only the third home run of his career for the Yanks in the 5th, then is plunked by Sox starter John Lackey in his next at-bat, leading to both benches clearing and the ejection of New York pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

CC Sabathia finally defeats the Red Sox this season, after going 0-4 with a 7.20 ERA in his previous efforts against them this year. The Yankees win, 5 – 2, at Fenway Park to move to within a half-game of the lead in the AL East. In a moment typical of the tense rivalry between the two teams, Francisco Cervelli hits only the third home run of his career for the Yanks in the 5th, then is plunked by Sox starter John Lackey in his next at-bat, leading to both benches clearing and the ejection of New York pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

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Rookie Mike Trout hits two homers as the Angels whip the Mariners, 13 – 6. The 20-year-old drives in 5 runs and the Angels score 8 in the 5th inning to give Jerome Williams his second victory in a week, after he had gone 6 years between wins.

Rookie Mike Trout hits two homers as the Angels whip the Mariners, 13 – 6. The 20-year-old drives in 5 runs and the Angels score 8 in the 5th inning to give Jerome Williams his second victory in a week, after he had gone 6 years between wins.

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With a 9-4 victory over Colorado at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks extend their home winning streak to a franchise record-tying 11 games. The consecutive string of victories in the desert equals the mark set by the 2000 and 2003 teams.

With a 9-4 victory over Colorado at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks extend their home winning streak to a franchise record-tying 11 games. The consecutive string of victories in the desert equals the mark set by the 2000 and 2003 teams.

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Mike Moustakas of Omaha (Pacific Coast League) hits two homers and drives in 5 runs in the 3rd inning of a game with Round Rock, but he’s far from done. He adds a three-run double in the 4th and a three-run homer in the 7th to finish with a franchise-record 11 RBI as Omaha wins, 23 – 5. Moustakas is also named the Texas League Player of the Year today after hitting .341 with 21 homers and 76 RBI for Northwest Arkansas prior to his promotion to AAA Omaha. He now leads all minor league players with 34 homers.

Mike Moustakas of Omaha (Pacific Coast League) hits two homers and drives in 5 runs in the 3rd inning of a game with Round Rock, but he’s far from done. He adds a three-run double in the 4th and a three-run homer in the 7th to finish with a franchise-record 11 RBI as Omaha wins, 23 – 5. Moustakas is also named the Texas League Player of the Year today after hitting .341 with 21 homers and 76 RBI for Northwest Arkansas prior to his promotion to AAA Omaha. He now leads all minor league players with 34 homers.

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The Heidenheim Heideköpfe win a doubleheader from the Mannheim Tornados to take their first Bundesliga title, 3 games to 2 in the finals. Simon Gühring makes his return from a leg fracture with 3 home runs and 8 RBI on the day, while Peter Dankerl wins the finale.

The Heidenheim Heideköpfe win a doubleheader from the Mannheim Tornados to take their first Bundesliga title, 3 games to 2 in the finals. Simon Gühring makes his return from a leg fracture with 3 home runs and 8 RBI on the day, while Peter Dankerl wins the finale.

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In the first inning of a 7-2 defeat to the A’s, Red Sox starter Curt Schilling whiffs Nick Swisher swinging to record his 3000th career strikeout. The Alaskan-born right-hander becomes the 14th pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone.

In the first inning of a 7-2 defeat to the A’s, Red Sox starter Curt Schilling whiffs Nick Swisher swinging to record his 3000th career strikeout. The Alaskan-born right-hander becomes the 14th pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone.

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In an effort to bolster their starting rotation as they pursue the NL wild card, the Padres obtain hometown favorite southpaw David Wells from the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The 43 year-old ‘Boomer,’ who had played for San Diego in 2004, posted a 2-3 record with a 4.98 ERA during an injury-plagued (knee) campaign in Beantown.

In an effort to bolster their starting rotation as they pursue the NL wild card, the Padres obtain hometown favorite southpaw David Wells from the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The 43 year-old ‘Boomer,’ who had played for San Diego in 2004, posted a 2-3 record with a 4.98 ERA during an injury-plagued (knee) campaign in Beantown.

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In the first inning of a 7-2 defeat to the A’s, Red Sox starter Curt Schilling whiffs Nick Swisher swinging to record his 3000th career strikeout. The Alaskan-born right-hander becomes the 14th pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone.

In the first inning of a 7-2 defeat to the A’s, Red Sox starter Curt Schilling whiffs Nick Swisher swinging to record his 3000th career strikeout. The Alaskan-born right-hander becomes the 14th pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone.

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2005 – In the long tradition of the Bronx Bombers, Alex Rodriguez becomes only the second right-handed batter in Yankees history to hit 40 homers in a season. The Yankees’ third baseman joins Joe DiMaggio, who hit 46 homers in 1937, the only time “Joltin’ Joe” reached the 40 mark.

2005 – In the long tradition of the Bronx Bombers, Alex Rodriguez becomes only the second right-handed batter in Yankees history to hit 40 homers in a season. The Yankees’ third baseman joins Joe DiMaggio, who hit 46 homers in 1937, the only time “Joltin’ Joe” reached the 40 mark.

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In the long tradition of Bronx Bombers, Alex Rodriguez becomes only the second right-handed batter in Yankees history to hit 40 homers in a season. The New York third baseman joins Joe DiMaggio, who hit 46 homers in 1937, making it the only time ‘Joltin’ Joe’ reached the 40 mark.

In the long tradition of Bronx Bombers, Alex Rodriguez becomes only the second right-handed batter in Yankees history to hit 40 homers in a season. The New York third baseman joins Joe DiMaggio, who hit 46 homers in 1937, making it the only time ‘Joltin’ Joe’ reached the 40 mark.

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Chipper Jones and his wife, Sharon, welcome their second child into the world, a 7 pounds, 14 ounces son. The couple names the boy Shea, as a tribute to the New York ballpark where the Braves’ third baseman has enjoyed tremendous success against the Mets.

Chipper Jones and his wife, Sharon, welcome their second child into the world, a 7 pounds, 14 ounces son. The couple names the boy Shea, as a tribute to the New York ballpark where the Braves’ third baseman has enjoyed tremendous success against the Mets.

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2002 – After marathon negotiation sessions to avoid a players’ strike just hours away, Bud Selig announces the players union and owners have reached a settlement on a new four-year Collective Bargaining Agreement without the need for a work stoppage. The new agreement, called “historic” by the Commissioner, gives the owners the economic restraints they wanted as the players are assured no teams will be contracted until the 2007 season, with a revenue-sharing plan to be gradually implemented during the span of the contract.

2002 – After marathon negotiation sessions to avoid a players’ strike just hours away, Bud Selig announces the players union and owners have reached a settlement on a new four-year Collective Bargaining Agreement without the need for a work stoppage. The new agreement, called “historic” by the Commissioner, gives the owners the economic restraints they wanted as the players are assured no teams will be contracted until the 2007 season, with a revenue-sharing plan to be gradually implemented during the span of the contract.

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After marathon negotiation sessions to avoid a players’ strike just hours away, Bud Selig announces the players union and owners have reached an agreement on a new four-year CBA without the need of a work stoppage. The settlement, called ‘historic’ by the commissioner, gives the owners the economic restraints they wanted as the players are assured no teams will be contracted until the 2007 season, with a revenue-sharing plan being gradually implemented during the span of the contract.

After marathon negotiation sessions to avoid a players’ strike just hours away, Bud Selig announces the players union and owners have reached an agreement on a new four-year CBA without the need of a work stoppage. The settlement, called ‘historic’ by the commissioner, gives the owners the economic restraints they wanted as the players are assured no teams will be contracted until the 2007 season, with a revenue-sharing plan being gradually implemented during the span of the contract.

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The Mariners defeat the Devil Rays, 4 – 0, giving them a major-league record 27 consecutive regular-season road series without losing a series. The old record of 26 road series without a loss was set by the 1906 Chicago Cubs.

The Mariners defeat the Devil Rays, 4 – 0, giving them a major-league record 27 consecutive regular-season road series without losing a series. The old record of 26 road series without a loss was set by the 1906 Chicago Cubs.

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3B Bill Mueller’s walk-off home run gives the Cubs a 5 – 4 victory over the Marlins. 1B Fred McGriff hits a 3-run home run as he reaches 80 RBIs for the 14th straight season, becoming only the 2nd player in major league history to do so. Hank Aaron holds the record with 17 straight years.

3B Bill Mueller’s walk-off home run gives the Cubs a 5 – 4 victory over the Marlins. 1B Fred McGriff hits a 3-run home run as he reaches 80 RBIs for the 14th straight season, becoming only the 2nd player in major league history to do so. Hank Aaron holds the record with 17 straight years.

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The Little League forfeits all games won by the Bronx World Series entry after it is discovered that star pitcher Danny Almonte is 14. Sports Illustrated first broke the story with evidence of two birth registrations, the second, which took two years off, made just weeks before the boy entered the United States. Continued protests of racism against Dominicans prompts further investigations which will show that Almonte and others did not even attend school in the Bronx, did not play the requisite number of games with their Bronx team, that their coach had been banned from Caribbean Little League play in 1988 for using overage players, and that Danny’s older brother was 14 when he played in 2000.

The Little League forfeits all games won by the Bronx World Series entry after it is discovered that star pitcher Danny Almonte is 14. Sports Illustrated first broke the story with evidence of two birth registrations, the second, which took two years off, made just weeks before the boy entered the United States. Continued protests of racism against Dominicans prompts further investigations which will show that Almonte and others did not even attend school in the Bronx, did not play the requisite number of games with their Bronx team, that their coach had been banned from Caribbean Little League play in 1988 for using overage players, and that Danny’s older brother was 14 when he played in 2000.

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Except for hitting his first batter and giving up an opposite-field leadoff single in the ninth, Pedro Martinez is nearly perfect in Boston’s win over the Devil Rays, 8-0. The brawl-filled contest features five fights with eight Devil Rays (five players, the manager, and two coaches) getting ejected and Carl Everett needing a single to hit for the cycle but homers for the second time.

Except for hitting his first batter and giving up an opposite-field leadoff single in the ninth, Pedro Martinez is nearly perfect in Boston’s win over the Devil Rays, 8-0. The brawl-filled contest features five fights with eight Devil Rays (five players, the manager, and two coaches) getting ejected and Carl Everett needing a single to hit for the cycle but homers for the second time.

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Except for hitting his first batter and giving up an opposite-field leadoff single in the ninth, Pedro Martinez is nearly perfect in Boston’s win over the Devil Rays, 8-0. The brawl-filled contest features five fights with eight Devil Rays (five players, the manager, and two coaches) getting ejected and Carl Everett needing a single to hit for the cycle but homers for the second time.

Except for hitting his first batter and giving up an opposite-field leadoff single in the ninth, Pedro Martinez is nearly perfect in Boston’s win over the Devil Rays, 8-0. The brawl-filled contest features five fights with eight Devil Rays (five players, the manager, and two coaches) getting ejected and Carl Everett needing a single to hit for the cycle but homers for the second time.

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Earning his 1,600th victory, Braves’ manager Bobby Cox passes former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda on the career list for most managerial victories. His 5-2 victory over the Reds puts him 14th on the all-time list.

Earning his 1,600th victory, Braves’ manager Bobby Cox passes former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda on the career list for most managerial victories. His 5-2 victory over the Reds puts him 14th on the all-time list.

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With the exception of hitting his first batter and giving up an opposite field leadoff single in the 9th, Pedro Martinez is nearly perfect in Boston’s win over the Devil Rays, 8 – 0. The brawl-filled contest features five fights with eight Devil Rays (five players, the manager and two coaches) being ejected. Carl Everett comes to bat needing a single to hit for the cycle, but homers for the second time instead.

With the exception of hitting his first batter and giving up an opposite field leadoff single in the 9th, Pedro Martinez is nearly perfect in Boston’s win over the Devil Rays, 8 – 0. The brawl-filled contest features five fights with eight Devil Rays (five players, the manager and two coaches) being ejected. Carl Everett comes to bat needing a single to hit for the cycle, but homers for the second time instead.

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