Tag: July 13

2004 – Houston hosts the All-Star Game for the third time. Four Astros are named to the National League team and three start but the American League leaves with a 9-4 victory, buoyed by a six-run first inning off Roger Clemens. Jeff Kent and Carlos Beltransingle before the Minute Maid Park crowd while Lance Berkman mans center field . Local fans boo manager Jimy Williams when he is introduced. It will be the last time as he and two coaches are fired the next day. Former Astro infielder Phil Garner is named interim manager. 

2004 – Houston hosts the All-Star Game for the third time. Four Astros are named to the National League team and three start but the American League leaves with a 9-4 victory, buoyed by a six-run first inning off Roger Clemens. Jeff Kent and Carlos Beltransingle before the Minute Maid Park crowd while Lance Berkman mans center field . Local fans boo manager Jimy Williams when he is introduced. It will be the last time as he and two coaches are fired the next day. Former Astro infielder Phil Garner is named interim manager. 

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2001 – Jeff Bagwell and Vinny Castilla bash two home runs apiece off Woody Williams in an 11-3 triumph over San Diego. Both get three hits. Castilla drives in five while Bagwell has four RBIs. Brad Ausmus also goes deep for good measure. 

2001 – Jeff Bagwell and Vinny Castilla bash two home runs apiece off Woody Williams in an 11-3 triumph over San Diego. Both get three hits. Castilla drives in five while Bagwell has four RBIs. Brad Ausmus also goes deep for good measure. 

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1983 – Injury call-up George Bjorkman, in his third big league game, swats a three-run homer and drives in five to lead a 9-4 victory over Montreal. But his biggest thrill, he says afterwards, is catching Nolan Ryan. The Express fans five while winning his eighth straight decision. 

1983 – Injury call-up George Bjorkman, in his third big league game, swats a three-run homer and drives in five to lead a 9-4 victory over Montreal. But his biggest thrill, he says afterwards, is catching Nolan Ryan. The Express fans five while winning his eighth straight decision. 

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1976 – Cesar Cedeno becomes the first Houston player to homer in an All-Star Game . His two-run shot off Frank Tanana caps a 7-1 National League win in Philadelphia. Ken Forsch pitches a scoreless ninth to finish the game 

1976 – Cesar Cedeno becomes the first Houston player to homer in an All-Star Game . His two-run shot off Frank Tanana caps a 7-1 National League win in Philadelphia. Ken Forsch pitches a scoreless ninth to finish the game 

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1962 – Colt .45s ground into five double plays, still a franchise record, during a 4-0 meltdown in Pittsburgh. Shortstop Dick Groat starts three of them. Bob Friend defeats hard-luck Dick Farrell, who is wearing number “13” on Friday the 13th. It’s the 16th loss in the past 18 games for the sinking Colts.

1962 – Colt .45s ground into five double plays, still a franchise record, during a 4-0 meltdown in Pittsburgh. Shortstop Dick Groat starts three of them. Bob Friend defeats hard-luck Dick Farrell, who is wearing number “13” on Friday the 13th. It’s the 16th loss in the past 18 games for the sinking Colts.

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The Pacific League wins 2018 NPB All-Star Game 1, scoring five in the first off comeback kid Daisuke Matsuzaka but blow their 5-0 lead thanks to three Central League homers, before the PL scores twice more for a 7-6 win. Tomoya Mori hits a three-run homer off Matsuzaka and also doubles to win game MVP honors. Naoki Miyanishi gets the win, Hirotoshi Masuithe save and Onelki García the loss.

The Pacific League wins 2018 NPB All-Star Game 1, scoring five in the first off comeback kid Daisuke Matsuzaka but blow their 5-0 lead thanks to three Central League homers, before the PL scores twice more for a 7-6 win. Tomoya Mori hits a three-run homer off Matsuzaka and also doubles to win game MVP honors. Naoki Miyanishi gets the win, Hirotoshi Masuithe save and Onelki García the loss.

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As play is about to resume following the All-Star break, the two Chicago teams pull off a rare trade, with the White Sox sending P José Quintana to the Cubs in return for four prospects: P Dylan Cease, OF Eloy Jimenez and IFs Matt Rose and Bryant Flete. In another trade, this one between contenders, the Yankees sent P Tyler Webb to the Brewers in return for 1B Garrett Cooper, in a deal designed to provide some depth at a position where the Yankees have become very thin.

As play is about to resume following the All-Star break, the two Chicago teams pull off a rare trade, with the White Sox sending P José Quintana to the Cubs in return for four prospects: P Dylan Cease, OF Eloy Jimenez and IFs Matt Rose and Bryant Flete. In another trade, this one between contenders, the Yankees sent P Tyler Webb to the Brewers in return for 1B Garrett Cooper, in a deal designed to provide some depth at a position where the Yankees have become very thin.

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Todd Frazier wins the annual Home Run Derby in front of a home crowd at Great American Ball Park, edging out rookie Joc Pederson, 15-14, in the final round. For the first time, the competition is staged with a time limit for batters, and Frazier hits the homer that ties him with Pederson with seconds to go before launching the clincher.

Todd Frazier wins the annual Home Run Derby in front of a home crowd at Great American Ball Park, edging out rookie Joc Pederson, 15-14, in the final round. For the first time, the competition is staged with a time limit for batters, and Frazier hits the homer that ties him with Pederson with seconds to go before launching the clincher.

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Backstop Buster Posey and southpaw Madison Bumgarner become the first batterymates in major league history to hit grand slams in the same game when they both go deep in the Giants’ 8-4 victory over the Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. The left-hander’s four-run round-tripper marks only the second time that a hurler has hit two in a season, a feat also accomplished by Tony Cloninger, who hit both his grand salamis in the same game in 1966.

Backstop Buster Posey and southpaw Madison Bumgarner become the first batterymates in major league history to hit grand slams in the same game when they both go deep in the Giants’ 8-4 victory over the Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. The left-hander’s four-run round-tripper marks only the second time that a hurler has hit two in a season, a feat also accomplished by Tony Cloninger, who hit both his grand salamis in the same game in 1966.

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P Madison Bumgarner and C Buster Posey both hit grand slams, accounting for all their team’s runs, as the Giants defeat the Diamondbacks, 8 – 4. It is the first time that both members of a battery have hit slams in the same game, and for Bumgarner, it is his second of the year, making him only the second pitcher in history to do so – Tony Cloninger had hit two in the same game in 1966.

P Madison Bumgarner and C Buster Posey both hit grand slams, accounting for all their team’s runs, as the Giants defeat the Diamondbacks, 8 – 4. It is the first time that both members of a battery have hit slams in the same game, and for Bumgarner, it is his second of the year, making him only the second pitcher in history to do so – Tony Cloninger had hit two in the same game in 1966.

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The U.S. team wins the 2014 Futures Game, 3 – 2, over the World team at Target Field. Although pitchers dominate the game, combining for 18 strikeouts and only two walks, the winner of the Larry Doby Award as the game’s MVP is DH Joey Gallo, the minor league’s home run leader this season, who hits a two-run homer in the 6th. Javier Baez also hits a two-run homer, for the losing side.

The U.S. team wins the 2014 Futures Game, 3 – 2, over the World team at Target Field. Although pitchers dominate the game, combining for 18 strikeouts and only two walks, the winner of the Larry Doby Award as the game’s MVP is DH Joey Gallo, the minor league’s home run leader this season, who hits a two-run homer in the 6th. Javier Baez also hits a two-run homer, for the losing side.

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Zack Greinke becomes the first pitcher to start three consecutive games in the same season since Red Faber turned the hat trick with the White Sox in 1917. The Brewers’ right-hander, who was the starting pitcher in the team’s final game before the All-Star break because he was ejected from the previous contest the day before for arguing a close call at first base after throwing just four pitches, makes it three straight starts when he takes the mound to begin the second half of the season for the Brew Crew.

Zack Greinke becomes the first pitcher to start three consecutive games in the same season since Red Faber turned the hat trick with the White Sox in 1917. The Brewers’ right-hander, who was the starting pitcher in the team’s final game before the All-Star break because he was ejected from the previous contest the day before for arguing a close call at first base after throwing just four pitches, makes it three straight starts when he takes the mound to begin the second half of the season for the Brew Crew.

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Chipper Jones ties Mike Schmidt for second place on the all-time list for RBI by a third baseman, knocking in his 1,595th run with a homer in Atlanta’s 7 – 5 win over the Mets. Jones is now one RBI behind George Brett among players who played the majority of their careers at the hot corner. C David Ross filling in for Brian McCann, who is on paternity leave, drives in 4 runs for the Braves, who also benefit from 11 walks issued by New York pitchers.

Chipper Jones ties Mike Schmidt for second place on the all-time list for RBI by a third baseman, knocking in his 1,595th run with a homer in Atlanta’s 7 – 5 win over the Mets. Jones is now one RBI behind George Brett among players who played the majority of their careers at the hot corner. C David Ross filling in for Brian McCann, who is on paternity leave, drives in 4 runs for the Braves, who also benefit from 11 walks issued by New York pitchers.

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C Russell Martin guns down Howie Kendrick on a steal attempt at second base to preserve the Yankees’ 6 – 5 win over the Angels to begin the season’s second half. It is the third runner that Martin catches in a steal attempt tonight, and he also drives in the winning run in the 8th. Mark Teixeira drives in the other 5 runs for the Yankees with a pair of homers.

C Russell Martin guns down Howie Kendrick on a steal attempt at second base to preserve the Yankees’ 6 – 5 win over the Angels to begin the season’s second half. It is the third runner that Martin catches in a steal attempt tonight, and he also drives in the winning run in the 8th. Mark Teixeira drives in the other 5 runs for the Yankees with a pair of homers.

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Zack Greinke of the Brewers becomes the first pitcher since Red Faber in 1917 to start three consecutive games for his team, when he faces the Pirates today. Greinke had been ejected after only four pitches on July 7th for spiking the ball into the ground, then started the next day’s game, lasting three innings. The All-Star break then intervened, allowing him to start the Brewers’ first game of the second half, but he pitches only 5 innings with a no-decision. Faber had done so under more demanding circumstances, starting both ends of a doubleheader before pitching a complete game the next day.

Zack Greinke of the Brewers becomes the first pitcher since Red Faber in 1917 to start three consecutive games for his team, when he faces the Pirates today. Greinke had been ejected after only four pitches on July 7th for spiking the ball into the ground, then started the next day’s game, lasting three innings. The All-Star break then intervened, allowing him to start the Brewers’ first game of the second half, but he pitches only 5 innings with a no-decision. Faber had done so under more demanding circumstances, starting both ends of a doubleheader before pitching a complete game the next day.

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With jury selection complete, both sides make their opening arguments in the trial of Roger Clemens for perjury. It is clear that the central issue will be the credibility of Clemens’ former trainer, Brian McNamee, who has supplied much of the prosecution’s key evidence and will be its star witness. For its part, the defense argues that “Clemens’ only crime was having the poor judgment of staying connected with McNamee”, claiming that none of the allegations are founded and that the physical evidence is the result of tampering.

With jury selection complete, both sides make their opening arguments in the trial of Roger Clemens for perjury. It is clear that the central issue will be the credibility of Clemens’ former trainer, Brian McNamee, who has supplied much of the prosecution’s key evidence and will be its star witness. For its part, the defense argues that “Clemens’ only crime was having the poor judgment of staying connected with McNamee”, claiming that none of the allegations are founded and that the physical evidence is the result of tampering.

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George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees since 1973, passes away from a heart attack at his home in Tampa, FL. Steinbrenner restored the Yankees to greatness during his ownership, spent lavishly on free agents, fired managers and front office personnel at a sometimes dizzying pace, but saw the team win seven World Series titles. He had relinquished the team’s operations to his son Hal Steinbrenner as his health deteriorated badly in 2008.

George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees since 1973, passes away from a heart attack at his home in Tampa, FL. Steinbrenner restored the Yankees to greatness during his ownership, spent lavishly on free agents, fired managers and front office personnel at a sometimes dizzying pace, but saw the team win seven World Series titles. He had relinquished the team’s operations to his son Hal Steinbrenner as his health deteriorated badly in 2008.

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The National League wins the 2010 All-Star Game, played at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, 3 – 1, for its first win since 1996. MVP Brian McCann drives in all three runs with a bases-loaded double off Matt Thornton in the 7th. In a year in which pitchers have grabbed most of the headlines, the game is true to form, as pitchers dominate. The American League’s only score comes on a sacrifice fly by Robinson Cano.

The National League wins the 2010 All-Star Game, played at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, 3 – 1, for its first win since 1996. MVP Brian McCann drives in all three runs with a bases-loaded double off Matt Thornton in the 7th. In a year in which pitchers have grabbed most of the headlines, the game is true to form, as pitchers dominate. The American League’s only score comes on a sacrifice fly by Robinson Cano.

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C Bryce Harper of the College of Southern Nevada, the top pick in the 2010 amateur draft, wins this year’s Golden Spikes Award as the best collegiate baseball player in the United States. He is only the second player from a junior college to win the award since its creation in 1978, after Alex Fernandez in 1990.

C Bryce Harper of the College of Southern Nevada, the top pick in the 2010 amateur draft, wins this year’s Golden Spikes Award as the best collegiate baseball player in the United States. He is only the second player from a junior college to win the award since its creation in 1978, after Alex Fernandez in 1990.

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The National League wins its first All-Star Game since 1996, beating their AL rivals at Angel Stadium, 3-1. Braves catcher Brian McCann, the Mid-Summer Classic’s MVP, hits a three-run double with two outs in the seventh inning to break the Senior Circuit’s 14-year drought.

The National League wins its first All-Star Game since 1996, beating their AL rivals at Angel Stadium, 3-1. Braves catcher Brian McCann, the Mid-Summer Classic’s MVP, hits a three-run double with two outs in the seventh inning to break the Senior Circuit’s 14-year drought.

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At Busch Stadium, Prince Fielder outslugs Rangers’ outfielder Nelson Cruz in the final round, 6-5, to win the All-Star Home Run Derby. The Brewer first baseman’s power surge included a stunning shot estimated to have traveled over 500 feet.

At Busch Stadium, Prince Fielder outslugs Rangers’ outfielder Nelson Cruz in the final round, 6-5, to win the All-Star Home Run Derby. The Brewer first baseman’s power surge included a stunning shot estimated to have traveled over 500 feet.

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The Cubs tie the National League record with 8 All-Star selections, tying the 1943 Cardinals, 1956 Redlegs and 1960 Pirates. Carlos Marmol is picked to replace injured teammate Kerry Wood, joining Cubbies Ryan Dempster, Kosuke Fukudome, Aramis Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano, Geovany Soto and Carlos Zambrano.

The Cubs tie the National League record with 8 All-Star selections, tying the 1943 Cardinals, 1956 Redlegs and 1960 Pirates. Carlos Marmol is picked to replace injured teammate Kerry Wood, joining Cubbies Ryan Dempster, Kosuke Fukudome, Aramis Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano, Geovany Soto and Carlos Zambrano.

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The World team shuts out the USA in the 2008 Futures Game, as 9 hurlers combine on a three-hitter. It is a poor showing for what is billed as the Olympic trials for the US. Carlos Carrasco gets the win and Shairon Martis the save while Che-Hsuan Lin wins the Larry Doby Award as MVP thanks to his two-run homer in the 3 – 0 victory.

The World team shuts out the USA in the 2008 Futures Game, as 9 hurlers combine on a three-hitter. It is a poor showing for what is billed as the Olympic trials for the US. Carlos Carrasco gets the win and Shairon Martis the save while Che-Hsuan Lin wins the Larry Doby Award as MVP thanks to his two-run homer in the 3 – 0 victory.

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C.C. Sabathia homers and goes the distance in a 3 – 2 Brewers win over the Reds. Sabathia had homered for the Indians earlier in the season, making him the first pitcher to go deep for a team in each league since Earl Wilson in 1970.

C.C. Sabathia homers and goes the distance in a 3 – 2 Brewers win over the Reds. Sabathia had homered for the Indians earlier in the season, making him the first pitcher to go deep for a team in each league since Earl Wilson in 1970.

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In an eight-player deal, the Nationals trade pitchers Gary Majewski, Bill Bray, and Daryl Thompson, and infielders Brendan Harris and Royce Clayton to the Reds in exchange for outfielder Austin Kearns, shortstop Felipe Lopez, and right-hander Ryan Wagner. Washington’s GM Jim Bowden, formerly with Cincinnati, is familiar with all his new acquisitions, having been responsible for their presence with the Reds.

In an eight-player deal, the Nationals trade pitchers Gary Majewski, Bill Bray, and Daryl Thompson, and infielders Brendan Harris and Royce Clayton to the Reds in exchange for outfielder Austin Kearns, shortstop Felipe Lopez, and right-hander Ryan Wagner. Washington’s GM Jim Bowden, formerly with Cincinnati, is familiar with all his new acquisitions, having been responsible for their presence with the Reds.

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Having earned the All-Star MVP award as a 23 year-old for pitching three perfect innings at the Astrodome in 1986, the 41 year-old Roger Clemens gives up six runs in the first inning in the 75th Midsummer Classic played at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. The eventual 9-4 American League victory is halted in the top of the fifth inning as the much chagrined ‘Rocket’ receives the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award from Bud Selig in recognition of his outstanding 21-year career.

Having earned the All-Star MVP award as a 23 year-old for pitching three perfect innings at the Astrodome in 1986, the 41 year-old Roger Clemens gives up six runs in the first inning in the 75th Midsummer Classic played at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. The eventual 9-4 American League victory is halted in the top of the fifth inning as the much chagrined ‘Rocket’ receives the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award from Bud Selig in recognition of his outstanding 21-year career.

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Having earned the All-Star MVP award as a 23-year-old for pitching three perfect innings at the Astrodome in 1986, the 41-year-old Roger Clemens gives up six runs in the 1st inning in the 75th Midsummer Classic played at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. The eventual 9 – 4 American League victory is halted in the top of the 5th inning as the much chagrined “Rocket” receives the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award from Bud Selig in recognition of his outstanding 21-year career.

Having earned the All-Star MVP award as a 23-year-old for pitching three perfect innings at the Astrodome in 1986, the 41-year-old Roger Clemens gives up six runs in the 1st inning in the 75th Midsummer Classic played at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. The eventual 9 – 4 American League victory is halted in the top of the 5th inning as the much chagrined “Rocket” receives the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award from Bud Selig in recognition of his outstanding 21-year career.

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The Dodgers edge the Angels, 4 – 3, in 10 innings but not before California executes an unusual play. After the Dodgers’ Adrian Beltre triples off the newly-renovated RF fence in the bottom of the 10th, the Angels move LF Darin Erstad to the infield to prevent the run scoring. Erstad, playing at about second base, throws out Kevin Elster for an OF assist. Jim Leyritz then singles in the run.

The Dodgers edge the Angels, 4 – 3, in 10 innings but not before California executes an unusual play. After the Dodgers’ Adrian Beltre triples off the newly-renovated RF fence in the bottom of the 10th, the Angels move LF Darin Erstad to the infield to prevent the run scoring. Erstad, playing at about second base, throws out Kevin Elster for an OF assist. Jim Leyritz then singles in the run.

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At Fenway Park Pedro Martinez strikes out five of the six batters he faces to win MVP honors Ted Williams delays that start as he throws the first pitch

At Fenway Park, hometown favorite Pedro Martinez strikes out five of the six batters he faces to win MVP honors. The two All-Star pitching squads combine for a record 22 strikeoutsas the American League tops the National League in the 70th Mid-Summer Classic, 4 – 1. The game begins 15 minutes late as Hall of Fame OF Ted Williams rides out in a cart for the first-pitch ceremony. Players from both teams surround the former Red Sox star in a spontaneous display of homage.

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With the temperature at 100 degrees, Pedro Martinez fires a one-hit shutout to beat the Reds, 2 – 0. The Expos’ ace gives up a single to Bret Boone in the 5th for the only hit. Mike Lansing triples twice for the Expos before leaving in the 5th inning with exhaustion.

With the temperature at 100 degrees, Pedro Martinez fires a one-hit shutout to beat the Reds, 2 – 0. The Expos’ ace gives up a single to Bret Boone in the 5th for the only hit. Mike Lansing triples twice for the Expos before leaving in the 5th inning with exhaustion.

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Dennys Reyes, the first lefty in nearly five years to start a game for the Dodgers, throws six strong innings in beating the Giants, 9 – 3. The last lefty starter for Los Angeles was Bob Ojeda, on September 24, 1992, in a no-decision at Cincinnati.

Dennys Reyes, the first lefty in nearly five years to start a game for the Dodgers, throws six strong innings in beating the Giants, 9 – 3. The last lefty starter for Los Angeles was Bob Ojeda, on September 24, 1992, in a no-decision at Cincinnati.

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The Marlins use an 8-run 4th inning to wallop the Phillies, 9 – 3. Gary Sheffield is the main man with two homers in the inning, hitting a solo shot and a three-run homer, before leaving with a pulled hamstring.

The Marlins use an 8-run 4th inning to wallop the Phillies, 9 – 3. Gary Sheffield is the main man with two homers in the inning, hitting a solo shot and a three-run homer, before leaving with a pulled hamstring.

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Seattle and Texas combine for a record 31 strikeouts in the Rangers’ 4 – 2 victory. Randy Johnson racks up 14 K’s in seven innings, and reliever Bobby Ayala adds 4, but gives up two runs in the 9th. The previous mark was 30 set by the Mariners and Athletics on April 30, 1986.

Seattle and Texas combine for a record 31 strikeouts in the Rangers’ 4 – 2 victory. Randy Johnson racks up 14 K’s in seven innings, and reliever Bobby Ayala adds 4, but gives up two runs in the 9th. The previous mark was 30 set by the Mariners and Athletics on April 30, 1986.

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Casey Candaele flies out to left field in his last major league at-bat, ending his nine-year career with the Expos, Astros, and Indians with a .250 batting average. The utilityman’s mom, Helen Callaghan, a former star in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, finished her big league career with a .257 lifetime average playing for the Minneapolis Millerettes and Fort Wayne Daisies.

Casey Candaele flies out to left field in his last major league at-bat, ending his nine-year career with the Expos, Astros, and Indians with a .250 batting average. The utilityman’s mom, Helen Callaghan, a former star in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, finished her big league career with a .257 lifetime average playing for the Minneapolis Millerettes and Fort Wayne Daisies.

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The Indians score four runs in the 4th, five runs in the 5th, and six runs in the 6th as they defeat the Twins, 19 – 11. The Tribe counts 12 doubles and 3 home runs among its 22 hits. The 12 doubles tie an American League record set in 1990, and the two teams combine for 18 doubles, a new AL record (the National League mark is 23). OF Rich Becker gets four hits, including a double and two homers, and drives home six runs for Minnesota.

The Indians score four runs in the 4th, five runs in the 5th, and six runs in the 6th as they defeat the Twins, 19 – 11. The Tribe counts 12 doubles and 3 home runs among its 22 hits. The 12 doubles tie an American League record set in 1990, and the two teams combine for 18 doubles, a new AL record (the National League mark is 23). OF Rich Becker gets four hits, including a double and two homers, and drives home six runs for Minnesota.

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In a game which will be best remembered for John Kruk’s non at-bat against fireballer Randy Johnson, the AL All-Stars beat the NL rivals at Baltimore’s Camden Yards, 9-3. As the Phillies’ first baseman flails at the Big Unit’s fastballs in a comical manner, Kirby Puckett’s double and home run earn the Twins outfielder the Midsummer Classic’s MVP Award.

In a game which will be best remembered for John Kruk’s non at-bat against fireballer Randy Johnson, the AL All-Stars beat the NL rivals at Baltimore’s Camden Yards, 9-3. As the Phillies’ first baseman flails at the Big Unit’s fastballs in a comical manner, Kirby Puckett’s double and home run earn the Twins outfielder the Midsummer Classic’s MVP Award.

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At Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, four Oriole hurlers combined to throw a no-hitter, blanking the A’s, 2-0. Starting pitcher Bob Milacki holds the home team hitless for the first six innings, followed by Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson, and Gregg Olson, who all throw one inning of no-hit ball.

At Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, four Oriole hurlers combined to throw a no-hitter, blanking the A’s, 2-0. Starting pitcher Bob Milacki holds the home team hitless for the first six innings, followed by Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson, and Gregg Olson, who all throw one inning of no-hit ball.

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    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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