Tag: July 22

2009 – Houston stuns closer Ryan Franklin with two runs in the bottom of the ninth to clip the Cardinals, 4-3, and sweep the three-game series from the division leaders. The Astros move within a game of first. Miguel Tejada strokes the game- after Chris Coste failed twice to lay down a bunt then spanked an RBI double to center. Jose Valverde wins in relief. 

2009 – Houston stuns closer Ryan Franklin with two runs in the bottom of the ninth to clip the Cardinals, 4-3, and sweep the three-game series from the division leaders. The Astros move within a game of first. Miguel Tejada strokes the game- after Chris Coste failed twice to lay down a bunt then spanked an RBI double to center. Jose Valverde wins in relief. 

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1995 – John Cangelosi goes 4-for-4 while Jeff Bagwell drives in five, including a three-run homer, to pace a 7-6 victory over San Francisco. Mike Hampton gets an early cushion but needs help from Dave Veres and Todd Jones for the win. 

1995 – John Cangelosi goes 4-for-4 while Jeff Bagwell drives in five, including a three-run homer, to pace a 7-6 victory over San Francisco. Mike Hampton gets an early cushion but needs help from Dave Veres and Todd Jones for the win. 

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1986 – A pitcher’s duel in the Dome. Nolan Ryan allows one hit in 9-1/3rd innings, striking out 14, but Montreal’s Floyd Youmans yields just two hits and fans eight. Glenn Davis breaks the stalemate with a blast off Youmans into the left field seats for a 1-0, ten-inning triumph.  Dave Smith gets the win in relief. 

1986 – A pitcher’s duel in the Dome. Nolan Ryan allows one hit in 9-1/3rd innings, striking out 14, but Montreal’s Floyd Youmans yields just two hits and fans eight. Glenn Davis breaks the stalemate with a blast off Youmans into the left field seats for a 1-0, ten-inning triumph.  Dave Smith gets the win in relief. 

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1983 – After blowing a 6-2 lead in the eighth inning, the Astros score five in the ninth to topple the Expos, 11-8, in Montreal. Tony Scott and Omar Moreno each deliver two-run singles to reclaim the lead. Bill Dawley nails down the save after Frank DiPino and Dave Smith couldn’t seal the deal. 

1983 – After blowing a 6-2 lead in the eighth inning, the Astros score five in the ninth to topple the Expos, 11-8, in Montreal. Tony Scott and Omar Moreno each deliver two-run singles to reclaim the lead. Bill Dawley nails down the save after Frank DiPino and Dave Smith couldn’t seal the deal. 

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1979 – Houston rallies for a 7-6 victory in St. Louis as Jose Cruz singles home Julio Gonzalez in the ninth for the game-winner. Terry Puhl homers. Enos Cabell and Jeff Leonard chime in with three hits apiece. Joe Sambito tosses two scoreless innings of relief for the win. It’s just their second win in their past 14 games, shrinking what was a ten-game division lead two weeks ago down to four games.

1979 – Houston rallies for a 7-6 victory in St. Louis as Jose Cruz singles home Julio Gonzalez in the ninth for the game-winner. Terry Puhl homers. Enos Cabell and Jeff Leonard chime in with three hits apiece. Joe Sambito tosses two scoreless innings of relief for the win. It’s just their second win in their past 14 games, shrinking what was a ten-game division lead two weeks ago down to four games.

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2019 – In a meeting of division leaders, the Twins pull a number on the Yankees as they turn a triple play and hit 5 homers in an 8 – 6 win. Edwin Encarnacion hits into the triple killing in the 1st, while Mitch Garver homers twice for Minnesota. The Yankees also hit three homers in a losing cause as Lewis Thorpe, in relief of starter Martin Perez gets credit for his first major league win.

2019 – In a meeting of division leaders, the Twins pull a number on the Yankees as they turn a triple play and hit 5 homers in an 8 – 6 win. Edwin Encarnacion hits into the triple killing in the 1st, while Mitch Garver homers twice for Minnesota. The Yankees also hit three homers in a losing cause as Lewis Thorpe, in relief of starter Martin Perez gets credit for his first major league win.

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Huston Street becomes the 27th pitcher in the major league to record 300 saves when he tosses a scoreless ninth inning in the Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Twins in Anaheim. The 31 year-old right-handed closer is the second-youngest player, only behind Francisco Rodriguez, to reach the milestone.

Huston Street becomes the 27th pitcher in the major league to record 300 saves when he tosses a scoreless ninth inning in the Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Twins in Anaheim. The 31 year-old right-handed closer is the second-youngest player, only behind Francisco Rodriguez, to reach the milestone.

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Chase Headley, obtained by the Yankees less than 12 hours ago, hits a single in the 14th inning, giving the Bombers a 2-1 walk-off victory over Texas in the Bronx. New York acquired their new third baseman earlier in the day when they traded minor league pitching prospect Rafael De Paula and infielder Yangervis Solarte to the Padres, with the team also receiving $1 million from San Diego to pay part of the $4 million still owed to the infielder this season.

Chase Headley, obtained by the Yankees less than 12 hours ago, hits a single in the 14th inning, giving the Bombers a 2-1 walk-off victory over Texas in the Bronx. New York acquired their new third baseman earlier in the day when they traded minor league pitching prospect Rafael De Paula and infielder Yangervis Solarte to the Padres, with the team also receiving $1 million from San Diego to pay part of the $4 million still owed to the infielder this season.

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The Yankees acquire 3B Chase Headley from the Padres in return for IF Yangervis Solarte and P Rafael De Paula. Headley joins his new team in time to enter today’s game in the 9th inning, and to be the hero when he drives in Brian Roberts with the winning run in the 14th inning as New York beats Texas, 2 – 1.

The Yankees acquire 3B Chase Headley from the Padres in return for IF Yangervis Solarte and P Rafael De Paula. Headley joins his new team in time to enter today’s game in the 9th inning, and to be the hero when he drives in Brian Roberts with the winning run in the 14th inning as New York beats Texas, 2 – 1.

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The Rangers trade three prospects, third baseman Mike Olt, pitchers C.J. Edwards, and Justin Grimm, to the Cubs for Matt Garza, a player the team has attempted to land for the past two seasons. The deal also includes the Cubs receiving a player to be named later, most likely Neil Ramirez if his shoulder is sound, or two other minor-leaguers if the right-hander is still injured.

The Rangers trade three prospects, third baseman Mike Olt, pitchers C.J. Edwards, and Justin Grimm, to the Cubs for Matt Garza, a player the team has attempted to land for the past two seasons. The deal also includes the Cubs receiving a player to be named later, most likely Neil Ramirez if his shoulder is sound, or two other minor-leaguers if the right-hander is still injured.

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Brewers OF Ryan Braun is suspended for the rest of the season for violating MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension is the first to result from the well-publicized inquiry into the practices of Miami’s Biogenesis Laboratories, but some 20 other players are being investigated and face similar punishment. Braun, who had escaped a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a PED last year because of a lapse in the protocol for handling his urine sample, decides not to fight the results of the inquiry this time and accepts his immediate suspension.

Brewers OF Ryan Braun is suspended for the rest of the season for violating MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension is the first to result from the well-publicized inquiry into the practices of Miami’s Biogenesis Laboratories, but some 20 other players are being investigated and face similar punishment. Braun, who had escaped a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a PED last year because of a lapse in the protocol for handling his urine sample, decides not to fight the results of the inquiry this time and accepts his immediate suspension.

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The Tigers complete a three-game sweep of the White Sox with a 6 – 4 win at Comerica Park. They score all of their runs on four homers off Philip Humber in the first 3 innings; two of the homers are by Miguel Cabrera, including the 300th of his career on a huge blast to center field in the 3rd inning. Jacob Turner is the winner, earning his first major league victory. The Tigers have won 16 of their last 21 to move 1 1/2 games ahead of the Sox in the AL Central.

The Tigers complete a three-game sweep of the White Sox with a 6 – 4 win at Comerica Park. They score all of their runs on four homers off Philip Humber in the first 3 innings; two of the homers are by Miguel Cabrera, including the 300th of his career on a huge blast to center field in the 3rd inning. Jacob Turner is the winner, earning his first major league victory. The Tigers have won 16 of their last 21 to move 1 1/2 games ahead of the Sox in the AL Central.

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The Athletics complete a four-game sweep of the Yankees at The Coliseum, a first since the team moved to Oakland, CA in 1968. The win comes in the 12th inning as Coco Crisp singles in Derek Norris with two outs. It comes after the A’s spot the Yanks a 4 – 0 lead after 4 innings, then come back for the 5 – 4 win.

The Athletics complete a four-game sweep of the Yankees at The Coliseum, a first since the team moved to Oakland, CA in 1968. The win comes in the 12th inning as Coco Crisp singles in Derek Norris with two outs. It comes after the A’s spot the Yanks a 4 – 0 lead after 4 innings, then come back for the 5 – 4 win.

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Cuba wins the 2012 Haarlem Baseball Week. Norberto González allows one hit and fans 7 in 5 1/3 innings of shutout relief to stop previously unbeaten Puerto Rico in a 4 – 2 win. Frederich Cepeda homers, while tournament MVP Yulieski Gourriel scores the winning run. In the third-place game, the US beats the Netherlands, 4 – 3, behind a fine effort by Marco Gonzales.

Cuba wins the 2012 Haarlem Baseball Week. Norberto González allows one hit and fans 7 in 5 1/3 innings of shutout relief to stop previously unbeaten Puerto Rico in a 4 – 2 win. Frederich Cepeda homers, while tournament MVP Yulieski Gourriel scores the winning run. In the third-place game, the US beats the Netherlands, 4 – 3, behind a fine effort by Marco Gonzales.

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Ron Santo, who died at the end of 2010 disappointed about not being selected for Cooperstown, is inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame. In tribute of the team’s former third baseman and beloved broadcaster, the Cubs click their heels as they jumped over the third-base line to begin the bottom of the first inning during their game in St. Louis, invoking the memory of the Chicago infielder’s signature move after a victory.

Ron Santo, who died at the end of 2010 disappointed about not being selected for Cooperstown, is inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame. In tribute of the team’s former third baseman and beloved broadcaster, the Cubs click their heels as they jumped over the third-base line to begin the bottom of the first inning during their game in St. Louis, invoking the memory of the Chicago infielder’s signature move after a victory.

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Barry Larkin, who spent his entire 19-year career with the Reds, is inducted into the Hall of Fame. The former 12-time All-Star shortstop, a lifetime a .295 hitter, won the Gold Glove Award three times and is a nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

Barry Larkin, who spent his entire 19-year career with the Reds, is inducted into the Hall of Fame. The former 12-time All-Star shortstop, a lifetime a .295 hitter, won the Gold Glove Award three times and is a nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

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Ron Santo, who died at the end of 2010 disappointed about not being selected for Cooperstown, is inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame. In tribute of the team’s former third baseman and beloved broadcaster, the Cubs click their heels as they jumped over the third-base line to begin the bottom of the first inning during their game in St. Louis, invoking the memory of the Chicago infielder’s signature move after a victory.

Ron Santo, who died at the end of 2010 disappointed about not being selected for Cooperstown, is inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame. In tribute of the team’s former third baseman and beloved broadcaster, the Cubs click their heels as they jumped over the third-base line to begin the bottom of the first inning during their game in St. Louis, invoking the memory of the Chicago infielder’s signature move after a victory.

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After hitting a first-inning triple in the Angels’ 7-4 victory over Texas, Mike Trout comes home on an Albert Pujols ground-rule double, setting a team and an American League rookie record by scoring a run in his 14th consecutive game. The 20 year-old left fielder surpasses the freshman mark shared by Jake Powell (1935, Senators) and Don Lenhardt (1950, Browns) and also eclipses the franchise record established by Jim Edmonds in 1995.

After hitting a first-inning triple in the Angels’ 7-4 victory over Texas, Mike Trout comes home on an Albert Pujols ground-rule double, setting a team and an American League rookie record by scoring a run in his 14th consecutive game. The 20 year-old left fielder surpasses the freshman mark shared by Jake Powell (1935, Senators) and Don Lenhardt (1950, Browns) and also eclipses the franchise record established by Jim Edmonds in 1995.

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The A’s, after tying the game with a run in the bottom of the ninth, complete their sweep of New York with a 5-4 walk-off victory in the 12th inning at The Coliseum. It marks the first time in Yankees history that the Bronx Bombers have been swept in a four-game series while losing all four by one run.

The A’s, after tying the game with a run in the bottom of the ninth, complete their sweep of New York with a 5-4 walk-off victory in the 12th inning at The Coliseum. It marks the first time in Yankees history that the Bronx Bombers have been swept in a four-game series while losing all four by one run.

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After tying the game with a run in the bottom of the ninth, the A’s complete a sweep of New York with a walk-off victory in the 12th inning at The Coliseum. The 5-4 loss marks the first time in Yankees history that the Bronx Bombers have been swept in a four-game series while losing all four by one run.

After tying the game with a run in the bottom of the ninth, the A’s complete a sweep of New York with a walk-off victory in the 12th inning at The Coliseum. The 5-4 loss marks the first time in Yankees history that the Bronx Bombers have been swept in a four-game series while losing all four by one run.

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Nelson Cruz goes 4 for 4 with a homer and collects a career-high 8 RBI in Texas’s 12 – 2 pasting of the Blue Jays. Not all is rosy for the Rangers though, as 3B Adrian Beltre leaves the game with a pulled hamstring in the 5th inning.

Nelson Cruz goes 4 for 4 with a homer and collects a career-high 8 RBI in Texas’s 12 – 2 pasting of the Blue Jays. Not all is rosy for the Rangers though, as 3B Adrian Beltre leaves the game with a pulled hamstring in the 5th inning.

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For the second straight game, the Virgin Islands fall a run shy of the winning their first game since the 1978 Central American and Caribbean Games. After falling 1 – 0 to Panama in their first game of the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, they lead Guatemala, 5 – 2, going into the bottom of the 9th only to lose, 7 – 6, in 11 innings.

For the second straight game, the Virgin Islands fall a run shy of the winning their first game since the 1978 Central American and Caribbean Games. After falling 1 – 0 to Panama in their first game of the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, they lead Guatemala, 5 – 2, going into the bottom of the 9th only to lose, 7 – 6, in 11 innings.

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Boston is in a dealing mode today. They first acquire 1B Adam LaRoche from Pittsburgh for two minor leaguers, then send SS Julio Lugo, who was designated for assignment on July 17th, to St. Louis for OF Chris Duncan, who heads to AAA Pawtucket. The Sox are in the midst of a five-game losing streak and fall two games back of the Yankees with a 3 – 1 loss to Texas. Dustin Nippert, making an emergency start for the flu-ridden Vicente Padilla, and Doug Mathis, who earns his first career save, combine their efforts for the Rangers’ win.

Boston is in a dealing mode today. They first acquire 1B Adam LaRoche from Pittsburgh for two minor leaguers, then send SS Julio Lugo, who was designated for assignment on July 17th, to St. Louis for OF Chris Duncan, who heads to AAA Pawtucket. The Sox are in the midst of a five-game losing streak and fall two games back of the Yankees with a 3 – 1 loss to Texas. Dustin Nippert, making an emergency start for the flu-ridden Vicente Padilla, and Doug Mathis, who earns his first career save, combine their efforts for the Rangers’ win.

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Out of the starting lineup with a bruised hand suffered when he was hit by a pitch yesterday, Manny Ramirez comes in as a pinch hitter in the 6th and blasts the first pinch grand slam of his career in a 6 – 2 Dodgers win over the Reds.

Out of the starting lineup with a bruised hand suffered when he was hit by a pitch yesterday, Manny Ramirez comes in as a pinch hitter in the 6th and blasts the first pinch grand slam of his career in a 6 – 2 Dodgers win over the Reds.

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The Mets blow a 5 – 2 lead entering the 9th as four relievers fail to protect Johan Santana’s fine starting effort. The Phillies rally for a 8 – 6 win and overtake the Mets for first in the NL East Division. So Taguchi and Jimmy Rollins hit two-run doubles. The Mets are without closer Billy Wagner, undergoing testing for shoulder pain.

The Mets blow a 5 – 2 lead entering the 9th as four relievers fail to protect Johan Santana’s fine starting effort. The Phillies rally for a 8 – 6 win and overtake the Mets for first in the NL East Division. So Taguchi and Jimmy Rollins hit two-run doubles. The Mets are without closer Billy Wagner, undergoing testing for shoulder pain.

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Devil Rays’ right-hander Shawn Camp yields nine hits in his 1.1 innings of relief during the 21-4 rout by the Yankees. The 34 year-old Tampa Bay reliever allows three home runs to the 13 batters he faces at the Bronx ballpark.

Devil Rays’ right-hander Shawn Camp yields nine hits in his 1.1 innings of relief during the 21-4 rout by the Yankees. The 34 year-old Tampa Bay reliever allows three home runs to the 13 batters he faces at the Bronx ballpark.

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2007 – Tulsa Drillers first base coach Mike Coolbaugh is killed when hit in the head by a line drive from Tino Sanchez. The long-time minor league star and former major league player had only been hired earlier that month after Orlando Merced resigned.

2007 – Tulsa Drillers first base coach Mike Coolbaugh is killed when hit in the head by a line drive from Tino Sanchez. The long-time minor league star and former major league player had only been hired earlier that month after Orlando Merced resigned.

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Tulsa Drillers’ first-base coach Mike Coolbaugh instantly dies when struck in the head by a line drive in the top of the ninth inning at Dickey-Stephens Field in North Little Rock, home of the minor league Arkansas Travelers. The 35 year-old dad, who leaves behind a pregnant wife and two small sons, becomes the second on-the-field fatality in professional baseball history.

Tulsa Drillers’ first-base coach Mike Coolbaugh instantly dies when struck in the head by a line drive in the top of the ninth inning at Dickey-Stephens Field in North Little Rock, home of the minor league Arkansas Travelers. The 35 year-old dad, who leaves behind a pregnant wife and two small sons, becomes the second on-the-field fatality in professional baseball history.

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Washington Nationals outfielder Jose Guillen, armed with a measuring tape and the help of a few teammates, checks the distance from home plate to the fences at Washington’s RFK Stadium and finds inaccuracies. The club had brought in a surveyor earlier in the day and as a result of the findings moved the green pads with the “380” markings closer to the respective foul lines to be more accurate.

Washington Nationals outfielder Jose Guillen, armed with a measuring tape and the help of a few teammates, checks the distance from home plate to the fences at Washington’s RFK Stadium and finds inaccuracies. The club had brought in a surveyor earlier in the day and as a result of the findings moved the green pads with the “380” markings closer to the respective foul lines to be more accurate.

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Washington Nationals outfielder Jose Guillen armed with a measuring tape and the help of a few teammates, checks the distance from home plate to the fences at Washington’s RFK Stadium and finds inaccuracies. The club had brought in a surveyor earlier in the day and as a result of the findings moved the green pads with the 380 markings closer to the respective foul lines to be more accurate.

Washington Nationals outfielder Jose Guillen armed with a measuring tape and the help of a few teammates, checks the distance from home plate to the fences at Washington’s RFK Stadium and finds inaccuracies. The club had brought in a surveyor earlier in the day and as a result of the findings moved the green pads with the 380 markings closer to the respective foul lines to be more accurate.

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Yhency Brazoban records his 18th save when he works a perfect ninth inning as the Dodgers beat the Mets, 6-5. The Los Angeles freshman, who is filling in for injured closer Eric Gagne, breaks Steve Howe’s club rookie record for saves established in 1980.

Yhency Brazoban records his 18th save when he works a perfect ninth inning as the Dodgers beat the Mets, 6-5. The Los Angeles freshman, who is filling in for injured closer Eric Gagne, breaks Steve Howe’s club rookie record for saves established in 1980.

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The Toronto Blue Jays trade utility infielder John McDonald to the Detroit Tigers for cash considerations. This gives the Blue Jays an opening on the roster so that Aaron Hill can stay with the team when Corey Koskiereturns from an injury. The Jays will purchase McDonald back from Detroit after the season.

The Toronto Blue Jays trade utility infielder John McDonald to the Detroit Tigers for cash considerations. This gives the Blue Jays an opening on the roster so that Aaron Hill can stay with the team when Corey Koskiereturns from an injury. The Jays will purchase McDonald back from Detroit after the season.

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Washington Nationals outfielder Jose Guillen, armed with a measuring tape and the help of a few teammates, checks the distance from home plate to the fences at Washington’s RFK Stadium and finds inaccuracies. The club had brought in a surveyor earlier in the day and as a result of the findings moved the green pads with the “380” markings closer to the respective foul lines to be more accurate.

Washington Nationals outfielder Jose Guillen, armed with a measuring tape and the help of a few teammates, checks the distance from home plate to the fences at Washington’s RFK Stadium and finds inaccuracies. The club had brought in a surveyor earlier in the day and as a result of the findings moved the green pads with the “380” markings closer to the respective foul lines to be more accurate.

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Yhency Brazoban records his 18th save when he works a perfect ninth inning as the Dodgers beat the Mets, 6-5. The Los Angeles freshman, who is filling in for injured closer Eric Gagne, breaks Steve Howe’s club rookie record for saves established in 1980.

Yhency Brazoban records his 18th save when he works a perfect ninth inning as the Dodgers beat the Mets, 6-5. The Los Angeles freshman, who is filling in for injured closer Eric Gagne, breaks Steve Howe’s club rookie record for saves established in 1980.

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Although the Los Angeles Times has reported MLB players had tentatively set a strike date of September 16, union leader Donald Fehr, through a memo sent to players, denies the reported decision about a timeframe. The work stoppage would be baseball’s ninth since 1972.

Although the Los Angeles Times has reported MLB players had tentatively set a strike date of September 16, union leader Donald Fehr, through a memo sent to players, denies the reported decision about a timeframe. The work stoppage would be baseball’s ninth since 1972.

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Over 20,000 fans gather at Fenway Park for a tribute entitled, “Ted Williams: A Celebration of an American Hero”. The two-hour salute of the man many consider to be the greatest hitter in history, a veteran of World War IIand the Korean War and a generous supporter of the Jimmy Fund, includes comments from present and former Red Sox players and broadcasters, historian Ken Burns, and former U.S. Senator John Glenn, who was Ted’s wing man during the Korean War, in addition to moving music and video.

Over 20,000 fans gather at Fenway Park for a tribute entitled, “Ted Williams: A Celebration of an American Hero”. The two-hour salute of the man many consider to be the greatest hitter in history, a veteran of World War IIand the Korean War and a generous supporter of the Jimmy Fund, includes comments from present and former Red Sox players and broadcasters, historian Ken Burns, and former U.S. Senator John Glenn, who was Ted’s wing man during the Korean War, in addition to moving music and video.

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Over 20,000 Red Sox fans gather at Fenway for a tribute entitled, “Ted Williams: A Celebration of an American Hero.” The two hour salute of the man many considered to be the greatest hitter in baseball history, a vet of World War II and the Korean War and a generous supporter of the Jimmy Fund, in addition to moving music and video, includes comments from present and former Red Sox players and broadcasters, historian Ken Burns, and former U.S. Senator John Glenn, who was Ted’s wing man during the Korean War.

Over 20,000 Red Sox fans gather at Fenway for a tribute entitled, “Ted Williams: A Celebration of an American Hero.” The two hour salute of the man many considered to be the greatest hitter in baseball history, a vet of World War II and the Korean War and a generous supporter of the Jimmy Fund, in addition to moving music and video, includes comments from present and former Red Sox players and broadcasters, historian Ken Burns, and former U.S. Senator John Glenn, who was Ted’s wing man during the Korean War.

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Although the Los Angeles Times has reported major league players have tentatively set a strike date of September 16, union leader Donald Fehr, through a memo sent to players, indicates no such decision has been made. It would be baseball’s ninth work stoppage since 1972.

Although the Los Angeles Times has reported major league players have tentatively set a strike date of September 16, union leader Donald Fehr, through a memo sent to players, indicates no such decision has been made. It would be baseball’s ninth work stoppage since 1972.

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Although the Los Angeles Times has reported MLB players had tentatively set a strike date of September 16, union leader Donald Fehr, through a memo sent to players, indicates no such decision has been made. It would be baseball’s ninth work stoppage since 1972.

Although the Los Angeles Times has reported MLB players had tentatively set a strike date of September 16, union leader Donald Fehr, through a memo sent to players, indicates no such decision has been made. It would be baseball’s ninth work stoppage since 1972.

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Over 20,000 Red Sox fans gather at Fenway for a tribute entitled, “Ted Williams: A Celebration of an American Hero.” The two hour salute of the man many considered to be the greatest hitter in baseball history, a vet of World War II and the Korean War and a generous supporter of the Jimmy Fund, in addition to moving music and video, includes comments from present and former Red Sox players and broadcasters, historian Ken Burns, and former U.S. Senator John Glenn, who was Ted’s wing man during the Korean War.

Over 20,000 Red Sox fans gather at Fenway for a tribute entitled, “Ted Williams: A Celebration of an American Hero.” The two hour salute of the man many considered to be the greatest hitter in baseball history, a vet of World War II and the Korean War and a generous supporter of the Jimmy Fund, in addition to moving music and video, includes comments from present and former Red Sox players and broadcasters, historian Ken Burns, and former U.S. Senator John Glenn, who was Ted’s wing man during the Korean War.

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At Cleveland, Bartolo Colon pitches the Tribe to a 6 – 3 win over the Tigers and pulls Cleveland within a game of Minnesota in the AL Central. Jim Thome adds his AL-high 31st homer. Before the game, the Indians honor their Century 100, with 38 of their all-time greats on hand. Receiving the biggest applause is Rocky Colavito. Bob Feller, as well as 91-year-old great Mel Harder, also receives a huge hand.

At Cleveland, Bartolo Colon pitches the Tribe to a 6 – 3 win over the Tigers and pulls Cleveland within a game of Minnesota in the AL Central. Jim Thome adds his AL-high 31st homer. Before the game, the Indians honor their Century 100, with 38 of their all-time greats on hand. Receiving the biggest applause is Rocky Colavito. Bob Feller, as well as 91-year-old great Mel Harder, also receives a huge hand.

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  • Sonny Siebert fires no hitter June 10 1966 Full Radio Broadcast
    On June 10, 1966 At Cleveland Stadium Sonny Siebert pitches a no-hitter against the Washington Senators and Leon Wagner homers off loser Phil Ortega as first-place Cleveland wins, 2 – 0. The right-hander strikes out seven batters, walking only one, in his Cleveland Stadium gem. It will be the only No Hitter of the season.   More information about todays events, players, ball park, date and […]
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  • Lefty Gomez pitches the Yankess to the 1936 World Title
    October 6, 1936 Yankees at Giants World Series Game 6 The Giants loaded the bases in the first off Lefty Gomez on a single and two walks before Mel Ott drove in two with a double, but Jake Powell's home-run after a two-out triple off Freddie Fitzsimmons tied the game in the second. Next inning, […]
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