Tag: August 6

1990 – Joe Morgan becomes the first player inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame who has had a significant part of his career with the Houston Astros (1963-1971). His MVPs and World Series triumphs came while with Cincinnati and he chooses to be inducted as a Red. No player yet has worn an Astros cap upon induction. 

1990 – Joe Morgan becomes the first player inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame who has had a significant part of his career with the Houston Astros (1963-1971). His MVPs and World Series triumphs came while with Cincinnati and he chooses to be inducted as a Red. No player yet has worn an Astros cap upon induction. 

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1974 – Bob Watson homers, triples and drives in four to pace a 13-4 clubbing in San Francisco. Besides Watson, Greg Gross, Milt May and Doug Rader notch three hits apiece. Mike Cosgrove pitches 4-1/3rd innings of relief for the win. 

1974 – Bob Watson homers, triples and drives in four to pace a 13-4 clubbing in San Francisco. Besides Watson, Greg Gross, Milt May and Doug Rader notch three hits apiece. Mike Cosgrove pitches 4-1/3rd innings of relief for the win. 

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1971 – Nickel Beer Night at the Dome ends, appropriately, with a Miller. Bob Miller of San Diego tosses a 1-2-3 ninth to seal a 4-3 Houston loss. After the game, drunken fans spill onto the field, looting the Padre dugout and pantomiming pitching and baserunning until police restore order.

1971 – Nickel Beer Night at the Dome ends, appropriately, with a Miller. Bob Miller of San Diego tosses a 1-2-3 ninth to seal a 4-3 Houston loss. After the game, drunken fans spill onto the field, looting the Padre dugout and pantomiming pitching and baserunning until police restore order.

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1999 – Carl Everett comes off the disabled list with a 4-for-5 performance, a homer and five RBIs to lead the Astros over the Cubs, 6-1, in the opener of a twinbill at Wrigley Field. Jose Lima wins his 15th of the season. Everett sits out the nightcap which Houston loses, 6-0, to rookie Andy Lorraine. 

1999 – Carl Everett comes off the disabled list with a 4-for-5 performance, a homer and five RBIs to lead the Astros over the Cubs, 6-1, in the opener of a twinbill at Wrigley Field. Jose Lima wins his 15th of the season. Everett sits out the nightcap which Houston loses, 6-0, to rookie Andy Lorraine. 

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The Clearwater Threshers of the Florida State League are no-hit but still manage to win a game against the Tampa Tarpons. In the second game of a doubleheader, Deivi Garcia is perfect through the seven regulation innings for Tampa, striking out 12, but the 8th starts with a runner on second base against reliever Christian Morris, courtesy of the Schiller Rule. A throwing error and a fielder’s choice lead to a run, and Alberto Tirado shuts down the Tarpons in the bottom of the 8th to give Clearwater a 1 – 0 win.

The Clearwater Threshers of the Florida State League are no-hit but still manage to win a game against the Tampa Tarpons. In the second game of a doubleheader, Deivi Garcia is perfect through the seven regulation innings for Tampa, striking out 12, but the 8th starts with a runner on second base against reliever Christian Morris, courtesy of the Schiller Rule. A throwing error and a fielder’s choice lead to a run, and Alberto Tirado shuts down the Tarpons in the bottom of the 8th to give Clearwater a 1 – 0 win.

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The Dodgers complete their first-ever season sweep of the Mets with an 8 – 0 win on a combined one-hitter by Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tony Cingrani and Kenley Jansen. New York only places two men on base all day: Travis d’Arnaud who hits a single in the 3rd, and Brandon Nimmo who draws a walk in the 9th. Meanwhile, Cody Bellinger hits his 32nd homer and Justin Turner, who also homers, improves his National League-leading batting average to .349. As the Associated Press puts it: “Los Angeles crushed the Mets like refuse in a trash compactor, outscoring them 57-15 over seven games and outhomering them 25-11.”

The Dodgers complete their first-ever season sweep of the Mets with an 8 – 0 win on a combined one-hitter by Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tony Cingrani and Kenley Jansen. New York only places two men on base all day: Travis d’Arnaud who hits a single in the 3rd, and Brandon Nimmo who draws a walk in the 9th. Meanwhile, Cody Bellinger hits his 32nd homer and Justin Turner, who also homers, improves his National League-leading batting average to .349. As the Associated Press puts it: “Los Angeles crushed the Mets like refuse in a trash compactor, outscoring them 57-15 over seven games and outhomering them 25-11.”

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With knuckleballer Steven Wright making his first major league start for Boston, catcher Ryan Lavarnway ties an unenviable record by allowing four passed balls in the 1st inning. Wright helps out with a wild pitch, two walks and a hit batsman as the Astros score three times, and he is removed in favor of Brandon Workman before the start of the 2nd inning. The game is far from over, however, and Lavarnway gets a chance to redeem himself with a two-run double that gives the Red Sox an 8 – 7 lead in the 5th. They will not relinquish it, eventually winning the game, 15 – 10.

With knuckleballer Steven Wright making his first major league start for Boston, catcher Ryan Lavarnway ties an unenviable record by allowing four passed balls in the 1st inning. Wright helps out with a wild pitch, two walks and a hit batsman as the Astros score three times, and he is removed in favor of Brandon Workman before the start of the 2nd inning. The game is far from over, however, and Lavarnway gets a chance to redeem himself with a two-run double that gives the Red Sox an 8 – 7 lead in the 5th. They will not relinquish it, eventually winning the game, 15 – 10.

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Pitching is the name of the game today. The Angels’ Jered Weaver earns his major league-leading 15th win with a four-hit shutout of the Athletics, 4 – 0; he has now earned a win in 10 straight starts, tying a club record. In Detroit, Justin Verlander racks up 14 strikeouts to beat the Yankees, 7 – 2, a career-best and the most in the American League this season. And in Pittsburgh, Erik Bedard opens a crucial 11-game homestand for the Piratesby shutting out the Diamondbacks, 4 – 0, allowing 2 hits over seven innings without any walks.

Pitching is the name of the game today. The Angels’ Jered Weaver earns his major league-leading 15th win with a four-hit shutout of the Athletics, 4 – 0; he has now earned a win in 10 straight starts, tying a club record. In Detroit, Justin Verlander racks up 14 strikeouts to beat the Yankees, 7 – 2, a career-best and the most in the American League this season. And in Pittsburgh, Erik Bedard opens a crucial 11-game homestand for the Piratesby shutting out the Diamondbacks, 4 – 0, allowing 2 hits over seven innings without any walks.

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The Red Sox defeat the Yankees, 10 – 4, in the second game of a three-game series at Fenway Park, to tie the two teams in first place in the AL East. Jacoby Ellsbury hits a three-run homer off CC Sabathia and drives in 6 runs to power the Red Sox. Sabathia is 0-4 against Boston this year, and 16-2 against all other teams.

The Red Sox defeat the Yankees, 10 – 4, in the second game of a three-game series at Fenway Park, to tie the two teams in first place in the AL East. Jacoby Ellsbury hits a three-run homer off CC Sabathia and drives in 6 runs to power the Red Sox. Sabathia is 0-4 against Boston this year, and 16-2 against all other teams.

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The Phillies score a couple of runs in the 1st inning and then turn to Cole Hamels, who pitches a complete game, in beating the Giants, 2 – 1, outpitching Matt Cain. The Phillies have won a season-high nine consecutive games.

The Phillies score a couple of runs in the 1st inning and then turn to Cole Hamels, who pitches a complete game, in beating the Giants, 2 – 1, outpitching Matt Cain. The Phillies have won a season-high nine consecutive games.

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The Atlanta Braves honor pitcher Tom Glavine by retiring his uniform number 47 before today’s game with the Giants. San Francisco wins the game, 3 – 2, in 11 innings. They manage to tie the score in the 9th and score the winning run in the 11th without the benefit of any hits, taking advantage of two Braves errors in the 9th, and using a trio of walks and a sacrifice fly to score the game winner. Brian Wilson records the final out for his 32nd save at 12:32 a.m. after rain showers delay the start of the game by 90 minutes.

The Atlanta Braves honor pitcher Tom Glavine by retiring his uniform number 47 before today’s game with the Giants. San Francisco wins the game, 3 – 2, in 11 innings. They manage to tie the score in the 9th and score the winning run in the 11th without the benefit of any hits, taking advantage of two Braves errors in the 9th, and using a trio of walks and a sacrifice fly to score the game winner. Brian Wilson records the final out for his 32nd save at 12:32 a.m. after rain showers delay the start of the game by 90 minutes.

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Adam Wainwright tosses a two-hit shutout for the Cardinals for his 16th win of the year, as St. Louis defeats Florida, 7 – 0. Albert Pujols hits a three-run homer off Ricky Nolasco in the top of the 1st, and the Cards never look back.

Adam Wainwright tosses a two-hit shutout for the Cardinals for his 16th win of the year, as St. Louis defeats Florida, 7 – 0. Albert Pujols hits a three-run homer off Ricky Nolasco in the top of the 1st, and the Cards never look back.

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The Red Sox may be reeling from injuries this year, but their rivalry with the Yankees endures. Today, they beat their nemesis, 6 – 3, at New Yankee Stadium, taking advantage of a dropped pop-up by Yankee C Francisco Cervelli to score three in the 2nd. Ryan Kalish hits his first major league homer, a two-run shot off Javier Vazquez, to put the game away in the 6th. Clay Buchholz is the winner, while David Ortiz also hits one out for the Sox, as well as Mark Teixeira for the Yanks. Derek Jeter lines a single ahead of Teixeira’s homer in the 1st for his 2,873rd hit, tying Babe Ruth on the all-time list.

The Red Sox may be reeling from injuries this year, but their rivalry with the Yankees endures. Today, they beat their nemesis, 6 – 3, at New Yankee Stadium, taking advantage of a dropped pop-up by Yankee C Francisco Cervelli to score three in the 2nd. Ryan Kalish hits his first major league homer, a two-run shot off Javier Vazquez, to put the game away in the 6th. Clay Buchholz is the winner, while David Ortiz also hits one out for the Sox, as well as Mark Teixeira for the Yanks. Derek Jeter lines a single ahead of Teixeira’s homer in the 1st for his 2,873rd hit, tying Babe Ruth on the all-time list.

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In a 15-minute pregame ceremony delayed by rain at Turner Field, the Braves retire Tom Glavine’s uniform number 47. The southpaw, who won 244 of his 305 career victories with the organization, including five seasons with 20 or more wins, was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame earlier in the day at a luncheon.

In a 15-minute pregame ceremony delayed by rain at Turner Field, the Braves retire Tom Glavine’s uniform number 47. The southpaw, who won 244 of his 305 career victories with the organization, including five seasons with 20 or more wins, was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame earlier in the day at a luncheon.

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In a 15-minute pregame ceremony delayed by rain at Turner Field, the Braves retire Tom Glavine’s uniform number 47. The southpaw, who won 244 of his 305 career victories with the organization, including five seasons with 20 or more wins, was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame earlier in the day at a luncheon.

In a 15-minute pregame ceremony delayed by rain at Turner Field, the Braves retire Tom Glavine’s uniform number 47. The southpaw, who won 244 of his 305 career victories with the organization, including five seasons with 20 or more wins, was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame earlier in the day at a luncheon.

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After losing the first eight contests between the two teams this year, the Yankees beat their heated rivals, the Red Sox, 13 – 6, before a capacity crowd at New Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers feast off John Smoltz, still struggling to regain his form after missing all of the 2008 season, and Billy Traber, recalled earlier in the day from AAA Pawtucket, lighting up the two pitchers for 13 runs on 18 hits in 7 combined innings. Johnny Damon, Jorge Posada, Melky Cabrera and Mark Teixeira all go deep for the Yankees, while Boston fails to take full advantage of 12 walks issued by five New York pitchers.

After losing the first eight contests between the two teams this year, the Yankees beat their heated rivals, the Red Sox, 13 – 6, before a capacity crowd at New Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers feast off John Smoltz, still struggling to regain his form after missing all of the 2008 season, and Billy Traber, recalled earlier in the day from AAA Pawtucket, lighting up the two pitchers for 13 runs on 18 hits in 7 combined innings. Johnny Damon, Jorge Posada, Melky Cabrera and Mark Teixeira all go deep for the Yankees, while Boston fails to take full advantage of 12 walks issued by five New York pitchers.

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Jeff Karstens, in his second start for the Pirates, retires the first 23 batters he faces before Chris Young doubles in the 8th. Karstens settles for a two-hit shutout and has not allowed a run in his first 15 innings since being acquired by Pittsburgh. Karstens aids his own cause with his first two career hits, both off Randy Johnson.

Jeff Karstens, in his second start for the Pirates, retires the first 23 batters he faces before Chris Young doubles in the 8th. Karstens settles for a two-hit shutout and has not allowed a run in his first 15 innings since being acquired by Pittsburgh. Karstens aids his own cause with his first two career hits, both off Randy Johnson.

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Batting eighth in Tony La Russa’s batting order, Cardinals’ starting pitcher Braden Looper collects two hits in the fifth inning when St. Louis ties a big league record with 10 straight hits. The Redbirds use the consecutive safeties to score all their runs when they beat the visiting Padres, 10-5.

Batting eighth in Tony La Russa’s batting order, Cardinals’ starting pitcher Braden Looper collects two hits in the fifth inning when St. Louis ties a big league record with 10 straight hits. The Redbirds use the consecutive safeties to score all their runs when they beat the visiting Padres, 10-5.

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Batting eighth in Tony La Russa’s batting order, Cardinals’ starting pitcher Braden Looper collects two hits in the fifth inning when St. Louis ties a big league record with 10 straight hits. The Redbirds use the consecutive safeties to score all their runs when they beat the visiting Padres, 10-5.

Batting eighth in Tony La Russa’s batting order, Cardinals’ starting pitcher Braden Looper collects two hits in the fifth inning when St. Louis ties a big league record with 10 straight hits. The Redbirds use the consecutive safeties to score all their runs when they beat the visiting Padres, 10-5.

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The Mets continue to make a commitment to their young players, signing 23 year-old David Wright to a $55 million, six-year contract extension. The third baseman joins shortstop Jose Reyes, also 23, who inked a long term deal with the club three days ago worth $23.25 million over the four years of the extension of the Dominican’s contract.

The Mets continue to make a commitment to their young players, signing 23 year-old David Wright to a $55 million, six-year contract extension. The third baseman joins shortstop Jose Reyes, also 23, who inked a long term deal with the club three days ago worth $23.25 million over the four years of the extension of the Dominican’s contract.

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The Mets continue to make a commitment to their young players, signing 23 year-old David Wright to a $55 million, six-year contract extension. The third baseman joins shortstop Jose Reyes, also 23, who inked a long term deal with the club three days ago worth $23.25 million over the four years of the extension of the Dominican’s contract.

The Mets continue to make a commitment to their young players, signing 23 year-old David Wright to a $55 million, six-year contract extension. The third baseman joins shortstop Jose Reyes, also 23, who inked a long term deal with the club three days ago worth $23.25 million over the four years of the extension of the Dominican’s contract.

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Three weeks after trading for Armando Benitez with the crosstown Mets, the Yankees trade the much maligned reliever to the Mariners. In return, the Bronx Bombers get back 36 year-old Jeff Nelson for his second tour with the team.

Three weeks after trading for Armando Benitez with the crosstown Mets, the Yankees trade the much maligned reliever to the Mariners. In return, the Bronx Bombers get back 36 year-old Jeff Nelson for his second tour with the team.

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Three weeks after acquiring Armando Benitez in a trade with the crosstown Mets, the Yankees send the much-maligned reliever to the Mariners. In return, the Bronx Bombers get back 36-year-old Jeff Nelson for his second tour with the team.

Three weeks after acquiring Armando Benitez in a trade with the crosstown Mets, the Yankees send the much-maligned reliever to the Mariners. In return, the Bronx Bombers get back 36-year-old Jeff Nelson for his second tour with the team.

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Robb Nen becomes the 16th major leaguer to record his 300th career save when he closes the Giants’ 11-10 victory over the Cubs at Pacific Bell Park. The 32 year-old reliever, who will not pitch again after this season due to multiple surgeries for a torn rotator cuff, is the youngest closer to reach the milestone.

Robb Nen becomes the 16th major leaguer to record his 300th career save when he closes the Giants’ 11-10 victory over the Cubs at Pacific Bell Park. The 32 year-old reliever, who will not pitch again after this season due to multiple surgeries for a torn rotator cuff, is the youngest closer to reach the milestone.

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The Athletics down the Red Sox, 9 – 1, but SS Miguel Tejada’s 24-game hitting streak comes to an end. The streak began the day after the All-Star break, July 11th, and is the second-longest in the majors this year behind Luis Castillo’s.

The Athletics down the Red Sox, 9 – 1, but SS Miguel Tejada’s 24-game hitting streak comes to an end. The streak began the day after the All-Star break, July 11th, and is the second-longest in the majors this year behind Luis Castillo’s.

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The Blue Jays nearly blow a 13 – 2 lead, but hold on to defeat the Mariners, 14 – 12. P Mark Hendrickson makes his major league debut for Toronto. Hendrickson also played pro basketball, thus becoming the 10th major leaguer to have also played in the NBA.

The Blue Jays nearly blow a 13 – 2 lead, but hold on to defeat the Mariners, 14 – 12. P Mark Hendrickson makes his major league debut for Toronto. Hendrickson also played pro basketball, thus becoming the 10th major leaguer to have also played in the NBA.

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In the 13th inning, Tom Nevers, a first baseman for Chattanooga, takes the mound and pitches five innings. He gets the victory as the Lookouts beat the Huntsville Stars, 8 – 7, in 18 innings. He also goes 3 for 8 with a homer and two RBIs at the plate.

In the 13th inning, Tom Nevers, a first baseman for Chattanooga, takes the mound and pitches five innings. He gets the victory as the Lookouts beat the Huntsville Stars, 8 – 7, in 18 innings. He also goes 3 for 8 with a homer and two RBIs at the plate.

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Boston’s backstop Scott Hatteberg hits into a triple play, but the catcher redeems himself in his next at-bat by hitting a grand slam, putting the Red Sox ahead in a 10-7 win over the Rangers. The triple killing, the third in Texas history, occurs when Hatteberg lines to shortstop Alex Rodriguez, who flips to second base, doubling up the runner on second, with second baseman Randy Velarde tagging the runner arriving from first.

Boston’s backstop Scott Hatteberg hits into a triple play, but the catcher redeems himself in his next at-bat by hitting a grand slam, putting the Red Sox ahead in a 10-7 win over the Rangers. The triple killing, the third in Texas history, occurs when Hatteberg lines to shortstop Alex Rodriguez, who flips to second base, doubling up the runner on second, with second baseman Randy Velarde tagging the runner arriving from first.

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The Hall of Fame Veterans Committee, comprised of five former players, five media members, and five former executives, which was established in 1953, is to be replaced by a 90-member group made up of the members of the Hall of Fame (61), the recipients of the J.G. Taylor Spink award for writers (13), the Ford C. Frick award for broadcasters (13), and current Veterans Committee members (3). The new committee will be able to elect players only once every two years and executives, umpires, and managers only once every four years.

The Hall of Fame Veterans Committee, comprised of five former players, five media members, and five former executives, which was established in 1953, is to be replaced by a 90-member group made up of the members of the Hall of Fame (61), the recipients of the J.G. Taylor Spink award for writers (13), the Ford C. Frick award for broadcasters (13), and current Veterans Committee members (3). The new committee will be able to elect players only once every two years and executives, umpires, and managers only once every four years.

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The Hall of Fame Veterans Committee, comprised of five former players, five media members and five former executives, which was established in 1953, is to be replaced by a 90-member group made up of the members of the Hall of Fame (61), the recipients of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writers (13), the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters (13) and current Veterans Committee members (3). The new committee will be able to elect players only once every two years and executives, umpires and managers only once every four years. The new committee will fail to elect anyone before being restructured again.

The Hall of Fame Veterans Committee, comprised of five former players, five media members and five former executives, which was established in 1953, is to be replaced by a 90-member group made up of the members of the Hall of Fame (61), the recipients of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writers (13), the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters (13) and current Veterans Committee members (3). The new committee will be able to elect players only once every two years and executives, umpires and managers only once every four years. The new committee will fail to elect anyone before being restructured again.

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The Red Sox defeat the Rangers, 10 – 7, as Boston C Scott Hatteberg performs the ultimate baseball opposites in consecutive at bats. With two men on in the 4th inning and the Sox ahead 4 – 2, he lines into a triple play. Two innings later, after the Rangers score five to go ahead, he hits a grand slam to put Boston in the lead to stay.

The Red Sox defeat the Rangers, 10 – 7, as Boston C Scott Hatteberg performs the ultimate baseball opposites in consecutive at bats. With two men on in the 4th inning and the Sox ahead 4 – 2, he lines into a triple play. Two innings later, after the Rangers score five to go ahead, he hits a grand slam to put Boston in the lead to stay.

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Boston’s backstop Scott Hatteberg hits into a triple play, but the catcher redeems himself in his next at-bat by hitting a grand slam, putting the Red Sox ahead in a 10-7 win over the Rangers. The triple killing, the third in Texas history, occurs when Hatteberg lines to shortstop Alex Rodriguez, who flips to second base, doubling up the runner on second, with second baseman Randy Velarde tagging the runner arriving from first.

Boston’s backstop Scott Hatteberg hits into a triple play, but the catcher redeems himself in his next at-bat by hitting a grand slam, putting the Red Sox ahead in a 10-7 win over the Rangers. The triple killing, the third in Texas history, occurs when Hatteberg lines to shortstop Alex Rodriguez, who flips to second base, doubling up the runner on second, with second baseman Randy Velarde tagging the runner arriving from first.

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The Padres defeat the Cubs, 8 – 6, behind rookie Adam Eaton, who gives up two runs in seven innings. Another rookie, Daniel Garibay, takes the loss. In front of his hometown fans, 1B Mark Grace records his first five-hit day, going 5 for 5 for Chicago, with two doubles and a home run.

The Padres defeat the Cubs, 8 – 6, behind rookie Adam Eaton, who gives up two runs in seven innings. Another rookie, Daniel Garibay, takes the loss. In front of his hometown fans, 1B Mark Grace records his first five-hit day, going 5 for 5 for Chicago, with two doubles and a home run.

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The Blue Jays obtain 2B Mickey Morandini from the Phillies in exchange for a player to be named. He just misses moving into second on the all-time games played list for Philadelphia Phillies second basemen, having played 926 games at second for Philadelphia, the third highest total in franchise history, six games short of Otto Knabe (1905-1913). Tony Taylor (1960-1971 and 1974-1976) holds the record having played in 1,003 games for the Phils at second.

The Blue Jays obtain 2B Mickey Morandini from the Phillies in exchange for a player to be named. He just misses moving into second on the all-time games played list for Philadelphia Phillies second basemen, having played 926 games at second for Philadelphia, the third highest total in franchise history, six games short of Otto Knabe (1905-1913). Tony Taylor (1960-1971 and 1974-1976) holds the record having played in 1,003 games for the Phils at second.

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After San Diego outfielder Tony Gwynn singles off of Expo rookie right-hander Dan Smith in the first inning to get his 3000th hit, first base ump Kerwin Danley, Gwynn’s college teammate, Vendella Gwynn, his mother celebrating her 64th birthday, and 13,540 Olympic Stadium fans help to celebrate the right fielder’s milestone. ‘Mr. Padre’ finishes the night 4-for-5, passing Roberto Clemente into 21st place on the all-time career hit list.

After San Diego outfielder Tony Gwynn singles off of Expo rookie right-hander Dan Smith in the first inning to get his 3000th hit, first base ump Kerwin Danley, Gwynn’s college teammate, Vendella Gwynn, his mother celebrating her 64th birthday, and 13,540 Olympic Stadium fans help to celebrate the right fielder’s milestone. ‘Mr. Padre’ finishes the night 4-for-5, passing Roberto Clemente into 21st place on the all-time career hit list.

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The Padres defeat the Expos, 12 – 10, as San Diego OF Tony Gwynn records the 3000th hit of his big league career. Gwynn goes 4 for 5 to lead the Padres to victory. Quilvio Veras ties a Pads record by scoring four runs.

The Padres defeat the Expos, 12 – 10, as San Diego OF Tony Gwynn records the 3000th hit of his big league career. Gwynn goes 4 for 5 to lead the Padres to victory. Quilvio Veras ties a Pads record by scoring four runs.

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After San Diego outfielder Tony Gwynn singles off of Expo rookie right-hander Dan Smith in the first inning to get his 3000th hit, first base ump Kerwin Danley, Gwynn’s college teammate, Vendella Gwynn, his mother celebrating her 64th birthday, and 13,540 Olympic Stadium fans help to celebrate the right fielder’s milestone. ‘Mr. Padre’ finishes the night 4-for-5, passing Roberto Clemente into 21st place on the all-time career hit list.

After San Diego outfielder Tony Gwynn singles off of Expo rookie right-hander Dan Smith in the first inning to get his 3000th hit, first base ump Kerwin Danley, Gwynn’s college teammate, Vendella Gwynn, his mother celebrating her 64th birthday, and 13,540 Olympic Stadium fans help to celebrate the right fielder’s milestone. ‘Mr. Padre’ finishes the night 4-for-5, passing Roberto Clemente into 21st place on the all-time career hit list.

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Kevin McClatchy’s vision of a baseball-only stadium in Pittsburgh starts to become more of a reality when PNC Bank strikes a deal with the Pirates calling the Bucs’ new home PNC Park. The new ballpark, which will be highly praised, will host its first game in 2001.

Kevin McClatchy’s vision of a baseball-only stadium in Pittsburgh starts to become more of a reality when PNC Bank strikes a deal with the Pirates calling the Bucs’ new home PNC Park. The new ballpark, which will be highly praised, will host its first game in 2001.

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