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1967 – Jim Wynn clubs two homers in the 8-5 opener of a doubleheader split in Pittsburgh, including a mammoth three-run bomb that lands on a Little League diamond in back of Forbes Field. Houston has the league leader in each triple crown category (Wynn 25 HRs, 75 RBIs; Rusty Staub .358 BA) but sit, as a team, in last place. The Pirates get revenge in the nightcap, 15-2.

1967 – Jim Wynn clubs two homers in the 8-5 opener of a doubleheader split in Pittsburgh, including a mammoth three-run bomb that lands on a Little League diamond in back of Forbes Field. Houston has the league leader in each triple crown category (Wynn 25 HRs, 75 RBIs; Rusty Staub .358 BA) but sit, as a team, in last place. The Pirates get revenge in the nightcap, 15-2.

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1998 – Down 6-0 in Los Angeles after the first inning, Houston rallies for five in the eighth to tie the game then tallies twice more in the tenth for an 8-6 comeback win. Moises Alou’s two-run homer leads the charge. Ricky Gutierrez draws a bases-loaded walk for the game-winner then Derek Bell singles home an insurance run. 

1998 – Down 6-0 in Los Angeles after the first inning, Houston rallies for five in the eighth to tie the game then tallies twice more in the tenth for an 8-6 comeback win. Moises Alou’s two-run homer leads the charge. Ricky Gutierrez draws a bases-loaded walk for the game-winner then Derek Bell singles home an insurance run. 

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1994 – Jeff Bagwell goes 4-for-4 with four RBIs, including his 30th homer, as the Astros maul the Pirates, 11-0. Bagwell becomes just the third Astro to reach that milestone. Shane Reynolds fires a four-hit shutout and fans eleven to run his season record to 8-4. 

1994 – Jeff Bagwell goes 4-for-4 with four RBIs, including his 30th homer, as the Astros maul the Pirates, 11-0. Bagwell becomes just the third Astro to reach that milestone. Shane Reynolds fires a four-hit shutout and fans eleven to run his season record to 8-4. 

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1988 – A wild pitch by Bruce Ruffin plates Craig Reynolds with the winning run in the ninth as Houston upends the Phillies, 7-6. Two runs down in the eighth, the Astros rally on a pinch homer by Louie Meadows, a pinch triple by Terry Puhl and a sacrifice fly by Gerald Young. Dave Smith wins in relief. 

1988 – A wild pitch by Bruce Ruffin plates Craig Reynolds with the winning run in the ninth as Houston upends the Phillies, 7-6. Two runs down in the eighth, the Astros rally on a pinch homer by Louie Meadows, a pinch triple by Terry Puhl and a sacrifice fly by Gerald Young. Dave Smith wins in relief. 

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2000 – Bill Spiers drills two home runs and drives in six for a 15-7 triumph over St. Louis at Enron Field. His seventh-inning grand slam off Heathcliff Slocumb during a six-run frame puts this one out of reach. Lance Berkman also goes deep twice. Andy Benes is tagged for four Houston homers in the second inning – two-run shots by Spiers and Jeff Bagwell followed by solo blasts from Berkman and Richard Hidalgo. 

2000 – Bill Spiers drills two home runs and drives in six for a 15-7 triumph over St. Louis at Enron Field. His seventh-inning grand slam off Heathcliff Slocumb during a six-run frame puts this one out of reach. Lance Berkman also goes deep twice. Andy Benes is tagged for four Houston homers in the second inning – two-run shots by Spiers and Jeff Bagwell followed by solo blasts from Berkman and Richard Hidalgo. 

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2019 – The Yankees defeat the Twins, 14 – 12 in 10 innings in a game that features 5 lead changes and the Yankees coming back from 6 runs down at one point. Didi Gregorius has 5 hits and 7 RBIs, while Aaron Hicks ends it with a great diving catch in centerfield, robbing Max Kepler with the bases loaded. Both Taylor Rogers and Aroldis Chapman blow save opportunities in the 9th to force extra innings.

2019 – The Yankees defeat the Twins, 14 – 12 in 10 innings in a game that features 5 lead changes and the Yankees coming back from 6 runs down at one point. Didi Gregorius has 5 hits and 7 RBIs, while Aaron Hicks ends it with a great diving catch in centerfield, robbing Max Kepler with the bases loaded. Both Taylor Rogers and Aroldis Chapman blow save opportunities in the 9th to force extra innings.

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2018 – The Red Sox continue their scorching pace as a 5 – 3 win over the Orioles, behind the pitching of Rick Porcello, puts them at 40 games above .500 for the first time since 1949. Ironically, that team had finished the year one game behind the Yankees.

2018 – The Red Sox continue their scorching pace as a 5 – 3 win over the Orioles, behind the pitching of Rick Porcello, puts them at 40 games above .500 for the first time since 1949. Ironically, that team had finished the year one game behind the Yankees.

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In a doubleheader in the Gulf Coast League, both games end as seven-inning no-hitters tossed by the GCL Nationals against the GCL Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium in West Palm Beach, FL. In the opener, Joan Baez (6 innings) and Jose Jimenez (1 inning) combine on a 4 – 0 shutout, then in the second game Jared Johnson, making only his second professional start, starts off with four hitless innings before handing the ball to Gilberto Chuwho finishes the feat by tossing three perfect frames, completing the 1-0 win.

In a doubleheader in the Gulf Coast League, both games end as seven-inning no-hitters tossed by the GCL Nationals against the GCL Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium in West Palm Beach, FL. In the opener, Joan Baez (6 innings) and Jose Jimenez (1 inning) combine on a 4 – 0 shutout, then in the second game Jared Johnson, making only his second professional start, starts off with four hitless innings before handing the ball to Gilberto Chuwho finishes the feat by tossing three perfect frames, completing the 1-0 win.

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The Cubs defeat the Cardinals, 5 – 3, thanks to a two-run homer by Willson Contreras off Michael Wacha in the 6th, to clinch a first-place tie with the Brewers in the NL Central. Kyle Schwarber also homers for Chicago, while Randal Grichuk and Paul DeJong hit solo shots off Jose Quintana, who wins his second straight start since being acquired by the Cubs in a mid-season trade. Milwaukee has blown a 5 1/2 game lead since the All-Star break, while the Cubs had not been in first since June 6th.

The Cubs defeat the Cardinals, 5 – 3, thanks to a two-run homer by Willson Contreras off Michael Wacha in the 6th, to clinch a first-place tie with the Brewers in the NL Central. Kyle Schwarber also homers for Chicago, while Randal Grichuk and Paul DeJong hit solo shots off Jose Quintana, who wins his second straight start since being acquired by the Cubs in a mid-season trade. Milwaukee has blown a 5 1/2 game lead since the All-Star break, while the Cubs had not been in first since June 6th.

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The A’s make the first deal of the trading deadline season, sending P Scott Kazmir to the Astros in return for two minor leaguers, P Daniel Mengden and C Jacob Nottingham. In another deal, the Pirates re-acquire 3B Aramis Ramirez, who last played for them 12 years earlier, in return for P Yhonathan Barrios.

The A’s make the first deal of the trading deadline season, sending P Scott Kazmir to the Astros in return for two minor leaguers, P Daniel Mengden and C Jacob Nottingham. In another deal, the Pirates re-acquire 3B Aramis Ramirez, who last played for them 12 years earlier, in return for P Yhonathan Barrios.

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The USA women’s national team gets their first complete game no-hitter (they had a combined no-hitter in 2008). In the 2015 Pan American Games, Stacy Piagno blanks Puerto Rico. Piagno nearly has a perfect game, walking Lisandra Barrios but retiring every one else she faces. Brittany Gomez and Anna Kimbrell each have two runs and two RBI in the 9 – 0 win.

The USA women’s national team gets their first complete game no-hitter (they had a combined no-hitter in 2008). In the 2015 Pan American Games, Stacy Piagno blanks Puerto Rico. Piagno nearly has a perfect game, walking Lisandra Barrios but retiring every one else she faces. Brittany Gomez and Anna Kimbrell each have two runs and two RBI in the 9 – 0 win.

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2016 – In a bizarre incident, White Sox ace Chris Sale is scratched from a scheduled start against the Tigers because of what General Manager Rick Hahn describes as a “clubhouse incident”. Sale apparently was upset at this team’s decision to wear throwback uniforms from the late 1970s, including their infamous dark blue long-collared jerseys, and in a fit of sartorial criticism, destroyed the uniforms with a pair of scissors. Matt Albers makes an emergency start wearing the Sox’s 1980s white jerseys. Sale’s tantrum will result in a five-day suspension handed by the ChiSox and he will be traded for a package of prospects after the season.

2016 – In a bizarre incident, White Sox ace Chris Sale is scratched from a scheduled start against the Tigers because of what General Manager Rick Hahn describes as a “clubhouse incident”. Sale apparently was upset at this team’s decision to wear throwback uniforms from the late 1970s, including their infamous dark blue long-collared jerseys, and in a fit of sartorial criticism, destroyed the uniforms with a pair of scissors. Matt Albers makes an emergency start wearing the Sox’s 1980s white jerseys. Sale’s tantrum will result in a five-day suspension handed by the ChiSox and he will be traded for a package of prospects after the season.

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The Tigers shore up their bullpen with the acquisition of Joakim Soria from the Rangers in return for Ps Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Closer has proved to be a weak link for the Tigers this year, with Joe Nathansporting a 5.89 ERA.

The Tigers shore up their bullpen with the acquisition of Joakim Soria from the Rangers in return for Ps Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Closer has proved to be a weak link for the Tigers this year, with Joe Nathansporting a 5.89 ERA.

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Wearing their home whites and batting in the bottom of the innings, the visiting Reds drop a 5-3 decision to the Giants in the second game of the twin bill at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The make-up game of a washout of a July Fourth contest, which could not that could not take place in the home ballpark, set up the possibility for the first time in major league history that an away team produced a walk-off win on the road had Cincinnati come back from their two-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth.

Wearing their home whites and batting in the bottom of the innings, the visiting Reds drop a 5-3 decision to the Giants in the second game of the twin bill at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The make-up game of a washout of a July Fourth contest, which could not that could not take place in the home ballpark, set up the possibility for the first time in major league history that an away team produced a walk-off win on the road had Cincinnati come back from their two-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth.

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Wearing their home whites and batting in the bottom of the innings, the visiting Reds drop a 5-3 decision to the Giants in the second game of the twin bill at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The make-up game of a washout of a July Fourth contest, which could not that could not take place in the home ballpark, set up the possibility for the first time in major league history that an away team produced a walk-off win on the road had Cincinnati come back from their two-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth.

Wearing their home whites and batting in the bottom of the innings, the visiting Reds drop a 5-3 decision to the Giants in the second game of the twin bill at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The make-up game of a washout of a July Fourth contest, which could not that could not take place in the home ballpark, set up the possibility for the first time in major league history that an away team produced a walk-off win on the road had Cincinnati come back from their two-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth.

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Hours after being acquired in a trade, Ichiro Suzuki singles off Kevin Millwood in his first at-bat as a Yankee in a 4 – 1 win over his former team, the Mariners. Hiroki Kuroda is the winner while Alex Rodriguez hits his 15th homer of the season.

Hours after being acquired in a trade, Ichiro Suzuki singles off Kevin Millwood in his first at-bat as a Yankee in a 4 – 1 win over his former team, the Mariners. Hiroki Kuroda is the winner while Alex Rodriguez hits his 15th homer of the season.

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Teams get an early start on the trading deadline, as a number of deals are consumated today. Most stunning is the Mariners sending OF Ichiro Suzuki to the Yankees in return for minor league Ps D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. In other trades, the Marlins send P Anibal Sanchez and IF Omar Infante to the Tigers in return for P Jacob Turner and minor-leaguers Rob Brantly and Brian Flynn; in a major league first, the teams also swap picks in next season’s amateur draft. The Angels acquire P Barry Enright from the Diamondbacks for future considerations, while the Cubs send P Ryan Dempster to the Braves, although that deal is pending Dempster’s approval, which will not come.

Teams get an early start on the trading deadline, as a number of deals are consumated today. Most stunning is the Mariners sending OF Ichiro Suzuki to the Yankees in return for minor league Ps D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. In other trades, the Marlins send P Anibal Sanchez and IF Omar Infante to the Tigers in return for P Jacob Turner and minor-leaguers Rob Brantly and Brian Flynn; in a major league first, the teams also swap picks in next season’s amateur draft. The Angels acquire P Barry Enright from the Diamondbacks for future considerations, while the Cubs send P Ryan Dempster to the Braves, although that deal is pending Dempster’s approval, which will not come.

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The Mariners tie the 1992 franchise record for consecutive defeats by losing to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 3-1. Seattle’s 14th straight loss results in Boston’s skipper Terry Francona’s 1,000th win as a major league manager.

The Mariners tie the 1992 franchise record for consecutive defeats by losing to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 3-1. Seattle’s 14th straight loss results in Boston’s skipper Terry Francona’s 1,000th win as a major league manager.

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The Red Sox extend Seattle’s losing streak to 14 games, tied for the longest in team history, with a 3 – 1 win at Fenway Park which is also Terry Francona’s 1000th as Sox manager. Josh Beckett is the winner.

The Red Sox extend Seattle’s losing streak to 14 games, tied for the longest in team history, with a 3 – 1 win at Fenway Park which is also Terry Francona’s 1000th as Sox manager. Josh Beckett is the winner.

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The Mariners tie the 1992 franchise record for consecutive defeats by losing to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 3-1. Seattle’s 14th straight loss results in Boston’s skipper Terry Francona’s 1,000th win as a major league manager.

The Mariners tie the 1992 franchise record for consecutive defeats by losing to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 3-1. Seattle’s 14th straight loss results in Boston’s skipper Terry Francona’s 1,000th win as a major league manager.

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Pittsburgh’s stay on top of the NL Central is short-lived as they fall into second place with a 9 – 1 loss to the Cardinals, having lost three games in a row while the Redbirds won as many. Jaime Garcia is the winner over Kevin Correia while Lance Berkman and Yadier Molina hit home runs.

Pittsburgh’s stay on top of the NL Central is short-lived as they fall into second place with a 9 – 1 loss to the Cardinals, having lost three games in a row while the Redbirds won as many. Jaime Garcia is the winner over Kevin Correia while Lance Berkman and Yadier Molina hit home runs.

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With a bases-empty homer in the first, a ground-rule double in the fifth, a two-run triple in the sixth, and a single in the eighth inning of the Diamondbacks’ 7-4 loss to San Francisco at Chase Field, Kelly Johnson becomes the fourth player in franchise history to complete a cycle. The Arizona second baseman joins Luis Gonzalez (2000), Greg Colbrunn (2002), and Stephen Drew (2008) to accomplish the feat with the D-Backs.

With a bases-empty homer in the first, a ground-rule double in the fifth, a two-run triple in the sixth, and a single in the eighth inning of the Diamondbacks’ 7-4 loss to San Francisco at Chase Field, Kelly Johnson becomes the fourth player in franchise history to complete a cycle. The Arizona second baseman joins Luis Gonzalez (2000), Greg Colbrunn (2002), and Stephen Drew (2008) to accomplish the feat with the D-Backs.

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Thanks to a spectacular grab by defensive replacement DeWayne Wise of Gabe Kapler’s bid for a leadoff home run in the ninth inning, Mark Buehrle tosses the 18th perfect game in major league history, a 5-0 gem over the Rays at U.S. Cellular Field. The 30 year-old southpaw, who received a congratulatory call from President Obama, a big White Sox fan, becomes the second pitcher in franchise history to throw two hitless games for the team, matching Frank Smith’s accomplishment when the right-hander did it against the 1905 Tigers and the 1908 A’s.

Thanks to a spectacular grab by defensive replacement DeWayne Wise of Gabe Kapler’s bid for a leadoff home run in the ninth inning, Mark Buehrle tosses the 18th perfect game in major league history, a 5-0 gem over the Rays at U.S. Cellular Field. The 30 year-old southpaw, who received a congratulatory call from President Obama, a big White Sox fan, becomes the second pitcher in franchise history to throw two hitless games for the team, matching Frank Smith’s accomplishment when the right-hander did it against the 1905 Tigers and the 1908 A’s.

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Thanks to a spectacular grab by defensive replacement DeWayne Wise of Gabe Kapler’s bid for a leadoff home run in the ninth inning, Mark Buehrle tosses the 18th perfect game in major league history, a 5-0 gem over the Rays at U.S. Cellular Field. The 30 year-old southpaw, who received a congratulatory call from President Obama, a big White Sox fan, becomes the second pitcher in franchise history to throw two hitless games for the team, matching Frank Smith’s accomplishment when the right-hander did it against the 1905 Tigers and the 1908 A’s.

Thanks to a spectacular grab by defensive replacement DeWayne Wise of Gabe Kapler’s bid for a leadoff home run in the ninth inning, Mark Buehrle tosses the 18th perfect game in major league history, a 5-0 gem over the Rays at U.S. Cellular Field. The 30 year-old southpaw, who received a congratulatory call from President Obama, a big White Sox fan, becomes the second pitcher in franchise history to throw two hitless games for the team, matching Frank Smith’s accomplishment when the right-hander did it against the 1905 Tigers and the 1908 A’s.

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2009 – Mark Buehrle of the White Sox pitches the 18th perfect game in major league history in shutting down the Rays, 5 – 0. Dewayne Wise, inserted as a defensive substitute in the 9th, saves the gem by reaching over the left-center field fence to deprive Gabe Kapler of a home run. It is the second career no-hitter for Buehrle, who threw one on April 18, 2007. After the game, he receives a congratulatory phone call from President Barack Obama, a staunch White Sox fan.

2009 – Mark Buehrle of the White Sox pitches the 18th perfect game in major league history in shutting down the Rays, 5 – 0. Dewayne Wise, inserted as a defensive substitute in the 9th, saves the gem by reaching over the left-center field fence to deprive Gabe Kapler of a home run. It is the second career no-hitter for Buehrle, who threw one on April 18, 2007. After the game, he receives a congratulatory phone call from President Barack Obama, a staunch White Sox fan.

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In a slugfest at Angel Stadium, Los Angeles collects a season-high 19 hits, beating the Indians, 14-11. The hit parade is led by Howie Kendrick (4), Jeff Mathis (4), and Casey Kotchman (5), making it the first time in franchise history three different players have had four or more hits in the same game.

In a slugfest at Angel Stadium, Los Angeles collects a season-high 19 hits, beating the Indians, 14-11. The hit parade is led by Howie Kendrick (4), Jeff Mathis (4), and Casey Kotchman (5), making it the first time in franchise history three different players have had four or more hits in the same game.

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2008 – All eight countries have announced their rosters for the 2008 Olympics. Rob Cordemans of the Netherlands and Pedro Luis Lazo of Cuba become the first four-time Olympians in baseball. The oldest player is 41-year-old Rhéal Cormier, who first played for Team Canada 20 years ago; he is older than Dutch manager Robert Eenhoorn and his pitching coach on Team Canada, Denis Boucher.

2008 – All eight countries have announced their rosters for the 2008 Olympics. Rob Cordemans of the Netherlands and Pedro Luis Lazo of Cuba become the first four-time Olympians in baseball. The oldest player is 41-year-old Rhéal Cormier, who first played for Team Canada 20 years ago; he is older than Dutch manager Robert Eenhoorn and his pitching coach on Team Canada, Denis Boucher.

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2007 – Just back from bereavement leave following the death of his grandfather, Aaron Harang fans 10 Brewers in 10 innings. He gets a no-decision. It is the first 10+ inning performance by a Cincinnati Reds hurler since Rick Mahler in 1989.

2007 – Just back from bereavement leave following the death of his grandfather, Aaron Harang fans 10 Brewers in 10 innings. He gets a no-decision. It is the first 10+ inning performance by a Cincinnati Reds hurler since Rick Mahler in 1989.

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In a 3-1 victory over the Indians at Jacobs Field, Francisco Liriano and four Twins relievers establish a club record with 17 strikeouts in a nine-inning game. The Minnesota starter reached double-digit whiffs (10) for the third time this season, with Pat Neshek, Dennys Reyes, Juan Rincon, and Joe Nathan adding seven more punchouts over the last four innings.

In a 3-1 victory over the Indians at Jacobs Field, Francisco Liriano and four Twins relievers establish a club record with 17 strikeouts in a nine-inning game. The Minnesota starter reached double-digit whiffs (10) for the third time this season, with Pat Neshek, Dennys Reyes, Juan Rincon, and Joe Nathan adding seven more punchouts over the last four innings.

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At SBC Park, uniform #36 is added to the second deck of the left-field bleachers, joining nine others when the Giants honor Gaylord Perry. The Hall of Famer, who won 134 of his 314 career victories with San Francisco, remembers his 37 year-old son, Jack, who died last month of complications from leukemia.

At SBC Park, uniform #36 is added to the second deck of the left-field bleachers, joining nine others when the Giants honor Gaylord Perry. The Hall of Famer, who won 134 of his 314 career victories with San Francisco, remembers his 37 year-old son, Jack, who died last month of complications from leukemia.

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2005 – At SBC Park, uniform number 36 is added to the second deck of the left field bleachers, joining nine others as the Giants honor Gaylord Perry. The Hall of Famer, who won 134 of his 314 career victories with San Francisco, remembers his 37-year old son, Jack, who died last month of complications from leukemia.

2005 – At SBC Park, uniform number 36 is added to the second deck of the left field bleachers, joining nine others as the Giants honor Gaylord Perry. The Hall of Famer, who won 134 of his 314 career victories with San Francisco, remembers his 37-year old son, Jack, who died last month of complications from leukemia.

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Celebrating his 29th birthday by hitting three homers in Boston’s 22-4 rout of the Devil Rays, Nomar Garciaparra ties the major league record, becoming the 26th player to hit five home runs in two games. It was the Red Sox shortstop’s second three-homer game, having accomplished the feat against the Mariners on May 10, 1999.

Celebrating his 29th birthday by hitting three homers in Boston’s 22-4 rout of the Devil Rays, Nomar Garciaparra ties the major league record, becoming the 26th player to hit five home runs in two games. It was the Red Sox shortstop’s second three-homer game, having accomplished the feat against the Mariners on May 10, 1999.

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Celebrating his 29th birthday by hitting three homers in Boston’s 22-4 rout of the Devil Rays, Nomar Garciaparra ties the major league record, becoming the 26th player to hit five home runs in two games. It was the Red Sox shortstop’s second three-homer game, having accomplished the feat against the Mariners on May 10, 1999.

Celebrating his 29th birthday by hitting three homers in Boston’s 22-4 rout of the Devil Rays, Nomar Garciaparra ties the major league record, becoming the 26th player to hit five home runs in two games. It was the Red Sox shortstop’s second three-homer game, having accomplished the feat against the Mariners on May 10, 1999.

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Nomar Garciaparra establishes the record for consecutive home runs in the shortest time in terms of innings. In a 22-4 rout of the Devil Rays at Fenway Park, the Red Sox shortstop homers three times in two frames – two two-run homers in the second and a grand slam in the third.

Nomar Garciaparra establishes the record for consecutive home runs in the shortest time in terms of innings. In a 22-4 rout of the Devil Rays at Fenway Park, the Red Sox shortstop homers three times in two frames – two two-run homers in the second and a grand slam in the third.

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Celebrating his 29th birthday by hitting three homers in Boston’s 22 – 4 rout of the Devil Rays, Nomar Garciaparra ties a major league record, becoming the 26th player to hit five home runs in two games. It is the Red Sox shortstop’s second three-homer game; he also accomplished the feat against the Mariners on May 10, 1999. Garciaparra drives in eight.

Celebrating his 29th birthday by hitting three homers in Boston’s 22 – 4 rout of the Devil Rays, Nomar Garciaparra ties a major league record, becoming the 26th player to hit five home runs in two games. It is the Red Sox shortstop’s second three-homer game; he also accomplished the feat against the Mariners on May 10, 1999. Garciaparra drives in eight.

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Reds third baseman Mike Bell, joining his grandfather and his father, becomes part of the first three-generation family to play for the same team. Gus played for Cincinnati from 1953 to 1961, and his son, Mike’s dad, spent the 1987-88 seasons in the Queen City.

Reds third baseman Mike Bell, joining his grandfather and his father, becomes part of the first three-generation family to play for the same team. Gus played for Cincinnati from 1953 to 1961, and his son, Mike’s dad, spent the 1987-88 seasons in the Queen City.

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Reds third baseman Mike Bell, joining his grandfather and his father, becomes part of the first three-generation family to play for the same team. Gus played for Cincinnati from 1953 to 1961, and his son, Mike’s dad, spent the 1987-88 seasons in the Queen City.

Reds third baseman Mike Bell, joining his grandfather and his father, becomes part of the first three-generation family to play for the same team. Gus played for Cincinnati from 1953 to 1961, and his son, Mike’s dad, spent the 1987-88 seasons in the Queen City.

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The Astros hit four homers off Cardinal hurler Andy Benes to tie the major league record for homers allowed by one pitcher in an inning. The 2nd-inning uprising helps Houston set a team record for homers in one inning and tie a team record with six home runs for the game. The Astros win, 15 – 7. Benes is the 17th pitcher to surrender four homers in a single frame, and the second this year.

The Astros hit four homers off Cardinal hurler Andy Benes to tie the major league record for homers allowed by one pitcher in an inning. The 2nd-inning uprising helps Houston set a team record for homers in one inning and tie a team record with six home runs for the game. The Astros win, 15 – 7. Benes is the 17th pitcher to surrender four homers in a single frame, and the second this year.

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The Astros hit four homers in one inning off Cardinal hurler Andy Benes, tying the major league record for round-trippers allowed by one pitcher in a single frame. The second inning uprising helps Houston set a team record for homers in one inning and ties a team record with six big flies for the game.

The Astros hit four homers in one inning off Cardinal hurler Andy Benes, tying the major league record for round-trippers allowed by one pitcher in a single frame. The second inning uprising helps Houston set a team record for homers in one inning and ties a team record with six big flies for the game.

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After rejecting a trade to the Mets, 36 year-old Barry Larkin agrees to a three-year, $27 million contract extension to continue to play for the Reds. The deal will keep the former Rookie of the Year (1986), NL’s MVP (1995), and 11-time All-Star shortstop in Cincinnati until 2003.

After rejecting a trade to the Mets, 36 year-old Barry Larkin agrees to a three-year, $27 million contract extension to continue to play for the Reds. The deal will keep the former Rookie of the Year (1986), NL’s MVP (1995), and 11-time All-Star shortstop in Cincinnati until 2003.

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  • Mickey Mantle turns 89 - Listen to him and his 500th homerun
    On October 20, 1931 -- Mickey Mantle, the 'Commerce Comet', is born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma. The newborn's dad, a lead miner known as Mutt, names his son after Mickey Cochrane, not realizing the major league catcher's real name is not Mickey but Gordon. The future Yankee outfielder is glad his father was not aware of […]
  • Miracle Mets Win it ALL - Full Game Broadcast
    Uninterrupted full game broadcast of the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles. Game 5 of the 1969 World Series.    Dave McNally shut out the Mets through five innings and helped himself with a two-run homer in the third inning. Frank Robinson homered in the inning as well, and the Orioles looked to be cruising with a […]
  • Bob Gibson wills the Cardinals to the 1964 World Championship
    October 15, 1964 - Bob Gibson pitches on 2 days rest against Mel Stottlemyre a rematch from Game 2. Stottlemyre is 1 of 2 players over 9 Post Starts that was able to beat Gibson.  Prior to the start of Game Seven of the 1964 World Series, Cardinals starter Bob Gibson grudgingly obliged the press by posing […]
  • Koufax faces the Twins on 2 Days Rest Game 7 1965 World Series
    October 14, 1965 - Game 7 1965 World Series. Sandy Koufax throws a 3 hit shutout on 2 days rest. After walking 2 in the 1st he tells catcher John Roseboro my arm is sore I can’t throw the curve. We’ll just blow them away..   Dodger manager Walt Alston was torn between starting Drysdale […]
  • Maz Walks it off - Game 7 1960 World Series Yankees vs Pirates Full Radio Broadcast October 13
    October 13, 1960 -- With the World Series between the Yankees and Pirates knotted at 3 games apiece, Game 7 at Pittsburgh's cavernous Forbes Field would provide one of the most dramatic home runs in World Series history. In the top of the 9th, with a 9-7 lead, the Pirates sent eighteen game winner Bob […]
  • After missing a sign Bob Robertson delivers a 3 run HR 1971 World Series
    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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