Tag: July 11

1991 – Ken Oberkfell cracks a two-run double off Dave Smith in the 11th inning for a 6-4 triumph over the Cubs. A three-run shot by Luis Gonzalez off Greg Maddux stakes Houston to an early lead but George Bell tags Jim Clancy with a homer in the ninth to send it to extra innings. 

1991 – Ken Oberkfell cracks a two-run double off Dave Smith in the 11th inning for a 6-4 triumph over the Cubs. A three-run shot by Luis Gonzalez off Greg Maddux stakes Houston to an early lead but George Bell tags Jim Clancy with a homer in the ninth to send it to extra innings. 

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1972 – Chicago’s Billy Williams goes 8-for-8 in a doubleheader split against the Astros. He sets a league mark with ten consecutive hits. Jim Wynn and Lee May go deep as Houston wins the opener, 6-5. The Cubs roar back in the nightcap, 9-5, as Williams goes 5-for-5 and Rick Monday socks two homers. 

1972 – Chicago’s Billy Williams goes 8-for-8 in a doubleheader split against the Astros. He sets a league mark with ten consecutive hits. Jim Wynn and Lee May go deep as Houston wins the opener, 6-5. The Cubs roar back in the nightcap, 9-5, as Williams goes 5-for-5 and Rick Monday socks two homers. 

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The Rockies go on a scoring binge in crushing the Diamondbacks, 19 – 2. The Rox hit five homers, including two by Carlos Gonzalez and one by pitcher German Marquez, while position players Daniel Descalso and Alex Avila combine for 4 2/3 innings of relief in order to spare Arizona’s bullpen. D-Backs starter Shelby Miller does not make it out of the 1st inning, allowing 5 runs before exiting due to tightness in his elbow, and relievers Jorge De La Rosa and Yoshihisa Hirano are shelled for 7 and 4 runs respectively.

The Rockies go on a scoring binge in crushing the Diamondbacks, 19 – 2. The Rox hit five homers, including two by Carlos Gonzalez and one by pitcher German Marquez, while position players Daniel Descalso and Alex Avila combine for 4 2/3 innings of relief in order to spare Arizona’s bullpen. D-Backs starter Shelby Miller does not make it out of the 1st inning, allowing 5 runs before exiting due to tightness in his elbow, and relievers Jorge De La Rosa and Yoshihisa Hirano are shelled for 7 and 4 runs respectively.

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The Indians also light up the scoreboard in winning the battle of Ohio, 19 – 5, over the Reds. Jose Ramirez homers twice and drives in 5, as Tyler Mahle gives up 7 runs in 2 1/3 innings and his successor, Tanner Rainey, another 8 runs in just two-thirds of an inning. IF Alex Blandino is called on to pitch mop-up duty in the 8th and is the only Reds pitcher not to allow a run.

The Indians also light up the scoreboard in winning the battle of Ohio, 19 – 5, over the Reds. Jose Ramirez homers twice and drives in 5, as Tyler Mahle gives up 7 runs in 2 1/3 innings and his successor, Tanner Rainey, another 8 runs in just two-thirds of an inning. IF Alex Blandino is called on to pitch mop-up duty in the 8th and is the only Reds pitcher not to allow a run.

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2017 – The American League wins the 2017 All-Star Game, played at Marlins Park in Miami, FL, 2 – 1, in 10 innings over the National League. Miguel Sano gives the AL the lead with a bloop single to right scoring Jonathan Schoop with two outs in the 5th, but Yadier Molina ties it with a solo homer to the opposite field off Ervin Santana in the 6th. Robinson Cano leads off the 10th by parking Wade Davis’ first pitch beyond the right-field fence, then Andrew Miller records the last three outs for the save. Cano is named winner of the Ted Williams Award as the game’s MVP. The two leagues are now tied with 43 wins apiece since the first mid-summer classic was played in 1933, with two ties.

2017 – The American League wins the 2017 All-Star Game, played at Marlins Park in Miami, FL, 2 – 1, in 10 innings over the National League. Miguel Sano gives the AL the lead with a bloop single to right scoring Jonathan Schoop with two outs in the 5th, but Yadier Molina ties it with a solo homer to the opposite field off Ervin Santana in the 6th. Robinson Cano leads off the 10th by parking Wade Davis’ first pitch beyond the right-field fence, then Andrew Miller records the last three outs for the save. Cano is named winner of the Ted Williams Award as the game’s MVP. The two leagues are now tied with 43 wins apiece since the first mid-summer classic was played in 1933, with two ties.

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2016 – Giancarlo Stanton wins the annual Home Run Derby staged as part of the All-Star Game festivities in San Diego, CA. Stanton outhomers defending champion Todd Frazier, 20 to 13, in the final round.

2016 – Giancarlo Stanton wins the annual Home Run Derby staged as part of the All-Star Game festivities in San Diego, CA. Stanton outhomers defending champion Todd Frazier, 20 to 13, in the final round.

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The Colombian national team appears in its first Pan American Games since 1983. In the opener of the 2015 Pan American Games, they trail the Cuban national team, 4 – 3, after five before Cuba pulls away late for a 10 – 3 win. Lázaro Blanco gets the win over Javier Ortiz, with Héctor Acuña homering for Colombia. José Adolis García hits a two-run shot, Roel Santosa solo bomb and Raúl González a three-run dinger.

The Colombian national team appears in its first Pan American Games since 1983. In the opener of the 2015 Pan American Games, they trail the Cuban national team, 4 – 3, after five before Cuba pulls away late for a 10 – 3 win. Lázaro Blanco gets the win over Javier Ortiz, with Héctor Acuña homering for Colombia. José Adolis García hits a two-run shot, Roel Santosa solo bomb and Raúl González a three-run dinger.

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The Marlins set a team record with 9 consecutive hits in the 7th inning of a 14 – 3 win over the Reds. One of the hits is costly, as 2B Dee Gordon dislocates his left thumb in reaching on an infield single, putting him out of the All-Star Game. Reliever Mike Dunn has his first career hit during the string as Miami scores 8 runs. J.T. Realmuto hits a three-run homer as rookie Adam Conley records his first victory in a spot start. For Cincinnati, Manny Parra gives up 5 runs without retiring a batter.

The Marlins set a team record with 9 consecutive hits in the 7th inning of a 14 – 3 win over the Reds. One of the hits is costly, as 2B Dee Gordon dislocates his left thumb in reaching on an infield single, putting him out of the All-Star Game. Reliever Mike Dunn has his first career hit during the string as Miami scores 8 runs. J.T. Realmuto hits a three-run homer as rookie Adam Conley records his first victory in a spot start. For Cincinnati, Manny Parra gives up 5 runs without retiring a batter.

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Aroldis Chapman of the Reds sets a new record by notching a strikeout in his 40th straight relief appearance, dating back to August 21, 2013. The previous record had been held by Bruce Sutter since 1977. Chapman strikes out the side against the Pirates on the way to his 20th save of the year.

Aroldis Chapman of the Reds sets a new record by notching a strikeout in his 40th straight relief appearance, dating back to August 21, 2013. The previous record had been held by Bruce Sutter since 1977. Chapman strikes out the side against the Pirates on the way to his 20th save of the year.

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Derek Jeter plays for the Yankees for the first time since breaking his ankle in Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS. Inserted as the DH, he singles on the first pitch he sees and comes in to score as the Yanks beat the Royals, 8 – 4. Jeter comes back after only four rehabilitation outings in the minors, after two Yankees starters, CF Brett Gardner and DH Travis Hafner, are injured the previous day. However, Jeter leaves the game after the 5th inning with a tight quad muscle and will undergo an MRI.

Derek Jeter plays for the Yankees for the first time since breaking his ankle in Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS. Inserted as the DH, he singles on the first pitch he sees and comes in to score as the Yanks beat the Royals, 8 – 4. Jeter comes back after only four rehabilitation outings in the minors, after two Yankees starters, CF Brett Gardner and DH Travis Hafner, are injured the previous day. However, Jeter leaves the game after the 5th inning with a tight quad muscle and will undergo an MRI.

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On the day he is made an All-Star by winning the NL’s “Final Man Vote”, Braves 1B Freddie Freeman drives in 4 runs to lead his team to a 6 – 5 win over the Reds. Freeman hits a two-run double in the 1st and later adds a pair of run-scoring singles.

On the day he is made an All-Star by winning the NL’s “Final Man Vote”, Braves 1B Freddie Freeman drives in 4 runs to lead his team to a 6 – 5 win over the Reds. Freeman hits a two-run double in the 1st and later adds a pair of run-scoring singles.

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The Pacific Coast League ends a three-game losing streak in the AAA All-Star Game, beating the International League, 3 – 0, in the 2012 AAA All-Star Game. Wil Myers drives in one run then scores another in being named the PCL Star of Stars, while Matt Harvey takes the honor for the IL with two shutout innings. IL starter Tyler Cloyd (8-1, 2.01) allows two runs in the 1st to take the loss.

The Pacific Coast League ends a three-game losing streak in the AAA All-Star Game, beating the International League, 3 – 0, in the 2012 AAA All-Star Game. Wil Myers drives in one run then scores another in being named the PCL Star of Stars, while Matt Harvey takes the honor for the IL with two shutout innings. IL starter Tyler Cloyd (8-1, 2.01) allows two runs in the 1st to take the loss.

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Robinson Cano wins the annual All-Star Game Home Run Derby with a record-breaking performance in the final round at Chase Field. After Adrian Gonzalez ties the best-ever home run total for a final round with 11, Cano, hitting off his father Jose, launches 12 balls into the stands with 4 outs to spare to claim the crown.

Robinson Cano wins the annual All-Star Game Home Run Derby with a record-breaking performance in the final round at Chase Field. After Adrian Gonzalez ties the best-ever home run total for a final round with 11, Cano, hitting off his father Jose, launches 12 balls into the stands with 4 outs to spare to claim the crown.

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18-year-old Mike Trout, the youngest player in the game, hits a double and single and fellow Angels prospect Hank Conger hits a three-run homer to lead the United States to a 9 – 1 victory over the World team at the 2010 Futures Game in Anaheim. Eric Hosmer collects four hits for the winners, while Desmond Jennings scores three runs, but it is Conger who receives the Larry Doby Award as MVP of the game.

18-year-old Mike Trout, the youngest player in the game, hits a double and single and fellow Angels prospect Hank Conger hits a three-run homer to lead the United States to a 9 – 1 victory over the World team at the 2010 Futures Game in Anaheim. Eric Hosmer collects four hits for the winners, while Desmond Jennings scores three runs, but it is Conger who receives the Larry Doby Award as MVP of the game.

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The White Sox take advantage of five home runs – two by Carlos Quentin, including a grand slam, and one each by Alex Rios, Andruw Jones and Dayan Viciedo – to beat the Royals, 15 – 5. It’s the Sox’s 8th straight win and puts them in first place in the AL Central at the All-Star break, capping a remarkable turnaround that has seen the Pale Hose win 25 of its last 30 games after a slow start to the season.

The White Sox take advantage of five home runs – two by Carlos Quentin, including a grand slam, and one each by Alex Rios, Andruw Jones and Dayan Viciedo – to beat the Royals, 15 – 5. It’s the Sox’s 8th straight win and puts them in first place in the AL Central at the All-Star break, capping a remarkable turnaround that has seen the Pale Hose win 25 of its last 30 games after a slow start to the season.

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Philadelphia wins 1 – 0 over the Reds to complete a four-game sweep. It is the first time since 1913 that the Phils have recorded consecutive 1 – 0 victories. Cole Hamels pitches scoreless ball into the 8th inning and relievers J.C. Romero and Brad Lidge record the last four outs of the game. Jimmy Rollins becomes the first National Leaguer since Roger Maris in 1968 to drive in the only run in consecutive 1 – 0 wins.

Philadelphia wins 1 – 0 over the Reds to complete a four-game sweep. It is the first time since 1913 that the Phils have recorded consecutive 1 – 0 victories. Cole Hamels pitches scoreless ball into the 8th inning and relievers J.C. Romero and Brad Lidge record the last four outs of the game. Jimmy Rollins becomes the first National Leaguer since Roger Maris in 1968 to drive in the only run in consecutive 1 – 0 wins.

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After firing Sean Berry as the club’s hitting coach, the struggling Astros name Jeff Bagwell to fill the position for the remainder of the season. The former All-Star first baseman, who retired with a lifetime .297 batting average, is the all-time team leader with 449 home runs and 1,529 RBIs.

After firing Sean Berry as the club’s hitting coach, the struggling Astros name Jeff Bagwell to fill the position for the remainder of the season. The former All-Star first baseman, who retired with a lifetime .297 batting average, is the all-time team leader with 449 home runs and 1,529 RBIs.

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At Wilmington’s (DE) Frawley Stadium, the Blue Rocks celebrate the tenth birthday of Mr. Celery, the team’s beloved mascot who only appears when the team scores. The inception of the ’stalker,’ known for his CEL-ebratory dances to Blur’s ‘Song 2’ (Woo Hoo), was inspired by the discovery of a dusty celery costume housed in a warehouse for years.

At Wilmington’s (DE) Frawley Stadium, the Blue Rocks celebrate the tenth birthday of Mr. Celery, the team’s beloved mascot who only appears when the team scores. The inception of the ’stalker,’ known for his CEL-ebratory dances to Blur’s ‘Song 2’ (Woo Hoo), was inspired by the discovery of a dusty celery costume housed in a warehouse for years.

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Washington has its best offensive game since relocating from Montreal in 2005 in beating Houston, 13 – 2. The Nats collect 21 hits – the most for them since the move – and Nick Johnson, Josh Willingham and Adam Dunn homer in consecutive at bats in the 6th, also a first. Craig Stammen pitches a complete game for the win.

Washington has its best offensive game since relocating from Montreal in 2005 in beating Houston, 13 – 2. The Nats collect 21 hits – the most for them since the move – and Nick Johnson, Josh Willingham and Adam Dunn homer in consecutive at bats in the 6th, also a first. Craig Stammen pitches a complete game for the win.

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The Yankees hit a season-high 5 home runs in Los Angeles, including two by Alex Rodriguez, but they still lose, 14 – 8, to the Angels, who have scored 24 runs in two games since their two most potent offensive weapons, Vladimir Guerrero and Torii Hunter, hit the disabled list simultaneously on July 9th. Rodriguez moves past another steroid-tainted player, Rafael Palmeiro, for 10th on the all-time major league home run list.

The Yankees hit a season-high 5 home runs in Los Angeles, including two by Alex Rodriguez, but they still lose, 14 – 8, to the Angels, who have scored 24 runs in two games since their two most potent offensive weapons, Vladimir Guerrero and Torii Hunter, hit the disabled list simultaneously on July 9th. Rodriguez moves past another steroid-tainted player, Rafael Palmeiro, for 10th on the all-time major league home run list.

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One strike away from ending a decade of dominance, National League closer Trevor Hoffman yields a two-run triple to Michael Young of the Texas Rangers, giving the American League a come-from-behind 3-2 All-Star Game victory at Pittsburgh’s picturesque PNC Park. The timely three-bagger keeps the Junior Circuit unbeaten in the Midsummer Classic since 1997, compiling a 9-0-1 record.

One strike away from ending a decade of dominance, National League closer Trevor Hoffman yields a two-run triple to Michael Young of the Texas Rangers, giving the American League a come-from-behind 3-2 All-Star Game victory at Pittsburgh’s picturesque PNC Park. The timely three-bagger keeps the Junior Circuit unbeaten in the Midsummer Classic since 1997, compiling a 9-0-1 record.

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Prior to the start of the fifth inning of the All-Star Game played in Pittsburgh’s PNC Park, Vera Clemente is escorted onto the field by 1960 World Series hero Bill Mazeroski to accept the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award on behalf of her late husband. With the scoreboard showing replays of Roberto, tears flowing from AL skipper Ozzie Guillen, and the heartfelt ovation from the crowd, the ceremony honoring the Pirates’ Hall of Famer becomes a truly memorable moment in the history of the Midsummer Classic.

Prior to the start of the fifth inning of the All-Star Game played in Pittsburgh’s PNC Park, Vera Clemente is escorted onto the field by 1960 World Series hero Bill Mazeroski to accept the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award on behalf of her late husband. With the scoreboard showing replays of Roberto, tears flowing from AL skipper Ozzie Guillen, and the heartfelt ovation from the crowd, the ceremony honoring the Pirates’ Hall of Famer becomes a truly memorable moment in the history of the Midsummer Classic.

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Carlos Beltran, selected to be an American League All-Star, will now have an opportunity patrol the National League outfield instead. The former Royals fly catcher, traded to the Astros last month, is invited by Senior Circuit skipper Jack McKeon to replace Ken Griffey, Jr., on the star-studded roster.

Carlos Beltran, selected to be an American League All-Star, will now have an opportunity patrol the National League outfield instead. The former Royals fly catcher, traded to the Astros last month, is invited by Senior Circuit skipper Jack McKeon to replace Ken Griffey, Jr., on the star-studded roster.

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The Marlins send P Ryan Dempster to the Reds for OF Juan Encarnacion, IF Wilton Guerrero, and minor league P Ryan Snare. Florida then sends OF Cliff Floyd, Guerrero, minor league P Claudio Vargas and $1.5 million to the Expos in exchange for Ps Carl Pavano and Graeme Lloyd, IF Mike Mordecai and minor league P Justin Wayne.

The Marlins send P Ryan Dempster to the Reds for OF Juan Encarnacion, IF Wilton Guerrero, and minor league P Ryan Snare. Florida then sends OF Cliff Floyd, Guerrero, minor league P Claudio Vargas and $1.5 million to the Expos in exchange for Ps Carl Pavano and Graeme Lloyd, IF Mike Mordecai and minor league P Justin Wayne.

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The Indians fire their manager, Charlie Manuel, and name third base coach Joel Skinner as the interim skipper. After issuing an ultimatum to the front office about his status, the 58-year-old is released after piloting Cleveland to a 39-47 record, 9 1/2 games behind first-place Twins in the AL Central.

The Indians fire their manager, Charlie Manuel, and name third base coach Joel Skinner as the interim skipper. After issuing an ultimatum to the front office about his status, the 58-year-old is released after piloting Cleveland to a 39-47 record, 9 1/2 games behind first-place Twins in the AL Central.

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The American League wins its 4th consecutive All-Star Game, beating the National League, 6 – 3. Derek Jeter of the Yankees and Chipper Jones of the Braves each go 3 for 3 in the contest. Jeter takes MVP honors, while Chicago’s James Baldwin gets the victory.

The American League wins its 4th consecutive All-Star Game, beating the National League, 6 – 3. Derek Jeter of the Yankees and Chipper Jones of the Braves each go 3 for 3 in the contest. Jeter takes MVP honors, while Chicago’s James Baldwin gets the victory.

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The first MLB Futures Game provides a stage for future major-league All-Star Alfonso Soriano to shine when the Yankees farmhand goes 2 for 3, hitting two of the game’s three home runs in the World’s 7-0 victory over the USA at Fenway Park. The former Hiroshima Carp infielder, who now plays shortstop for the Columbus Clippers, is named the contest’s MVP.

The first MLB Futures Game provides a stage for future major-league All-Star Alfonso Soriano to shine when the Yankees farmhand goes 2 for 3, hitting two of the game’s three home runs in the World’s 7-0 victory over the USA at Fenway Park. The former Hiroshima Carp infielder, who now plays shortstop for the Columbus Clippers, is named the contest’s MVP.

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The Cardinals score all their runs in the 1st inning and go on to defeat the Giants, 5 – 4, in a game in San Francisco. Prior to the contest, the Giants retire Orlando Cepeda’s uniform No.30, making him the 9th Giant player so honored.

The Cardinals score all their runs in the 1st inning and go on to defeat the Giants, 5 – 4, in a game in San Francisco. Prior to the contest, the Giants retire Orlando Cepeda’s uniform No.30, making him the 9th Giant player so honored.

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In the Twins’ 11 – 7 loss to the Indians, Chuck Knoblauch completes his 10th multi-hit game in a row – the longest such streak in the majors since 1978. Manny Ramirez and Albert Belledrive in nine runs between them for the Tribe, and Jack McDowell picks up the win.

In the Twins’ 11 – 7 loss to the Indians, Chuck Knoblauch completes his 10th multi-hit game in a row – the longest such streak in the majors since 1978. Manny Ramirez and Albert Belledrive in nine runs between them for the Tribe, and Jack McDowell picks up the win.

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The Diamondbacks defeat the A’s, 7 – 4, as Jay Bell hits a grand slam which wins Gylene Hoyle $1 million. She is the fan who wins the prize for picking the player who would hit a grand slam and the inning in which it would be done.

The Diamondbacks defeat the A’s, 7 – 4, as Jay Bell hits a grand slam which wins Gylene Hoyle $1 million. She is the fan who wins the prize for picking the player who would hit a grand slam and the inning in which it would be done.

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Padre reliever Trevor Hoffman, brother of opposing manager Glenn Hoffman, saves the Padres’ 4-1 victory over the Dodgers. It’s the first time in major league history a player has faced his brother as the skipper of the opposing team.

Padre reliever Trevor Hoffman, brother of opposing manager Glenn Hoffman, saves the Padres’ 4-1 victory over the Dodgers. It’s the first time in major league history a player has faced his brother as the skipper of the opposing team.

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Padre reliever Trevor Hoffman, brother of opposing manager Glenn Hoffman, saves the Padres’ 4 – 1 victory over the Dodgers. It’s the first time in major league history a player has faced his brother as a manager.

Padre reliever Trevor Hoffman, brother of opposing manager Glenn Hoffman, saves the Padres’ 4 – 1 victory over the Dodgers. It’s the first time in major league history a player has faced his brother as a manager.

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The United States Postal Service issues ‘Mighty Casey”, a commemorative stamp which depicts the title character of Ernest L. Thayer’s immortal poem, ‘Casey at the Bat.’ The maligned Mudville outfielder joins Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Pecos Bill as part of a set commemorating American folk heroes.

The United States Postal Service issues ‘Mighty Casey”, a commemorative stamp which depicts the title character of Ernest L. Thayer’s immortal poem, ‘Casey at the Bat.’ The maligned Mudville outfielder joins Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Pecos Bill as part of a set commemorating American folk heroes.

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The National League defeats the American League in the All-Star Game, 3 – 2, on an 8th inning pinch-hit home run by Jeff Conine. Conine becomes the 10th player to homer in his first All-Star at bat, and is named the game’s MVP. Frank Thomas, Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza also connect for home runs. Thomas becomes the first White Sox player ever to homer in the Mid-summer Classic as the NL out-homers the American League, 3 to 2.

The National League defeats the American League in the All-Star Game, 3 – 2, on an 8th inning pinch-hit home run by Jeff Conine. Conine becomes the 10th player to homer in his first All-Star at bat, and is named the game’s MVP. Frank Thomas, Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza also connect for home runs. Thomas becomes the first White Sox player ever to homer in the Mid-summer Classic as the NL out-homers the American League, 3 to 2.

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Handling four chances in the 8 – 1 defeat to the Rockies, Cardinal infielder Ozzie Smith passes Luis Aparicio and moves into the top spot on the all-time list for assists by a shortstop. “The Wizard of Oz” will end his 19-year career in 1996 with 8,375 assists.

Handling four chances in the 8 – 1 defeat to the Rockies, Cardinal infielder Ozzie Smith passes Luis Aparicio and moves into the top spot on the all-time list for assists by a shortstop. “The Wizard of Oz” will end his 19-year career in 1996 with 8,375 assists.

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At Comiskey Park, the White Sox honor their 1917 World Championship team by donning old-fashioned uniforms and scaling concessions back to World War I prices. This will spawn many more Turn Back the Clock-style promotions across Major League Baseball in the coming years. Chicago loses to Milwaukee, 12 – 9, in 13 innings.

At Comiskey Park, the White Sox honor their 1917 World Championship team by donning old-fashioned uniforms and scaling concessions back to World War I prices. This will spawn many more Turn Back the Clock-style promotions across Major League Baseball in the coming years. Chicago loses to Milwaukee, 12 – 9, in 13 innings.

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Jack McKeon resigns as manager of the Padres but keeps his position as San Diego’s vice president of baseball operations. He is replaced in the dugout by Greg Riddoch. Later in the season, McKeon will lose his front-office job as well.

Jack McKeon resigns as manager of the Padres but keeps his position as San Diego’s vice president of baseball operations. He is replaced in the dugout by Greg Riddoch. Later in the season, McKeon will lose his front-office job as well.

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    "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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