Tag: June 10

2015 – Despite a 5-for-5 night from George Springer and five shutout innings from Vincent Velasquez in his major league debut, the Astros fall to the White Sox, 4-1, for their seventh straight defeat. Up by six games in the AL West the week before, Houston’s lead shrinks to two before regaining their balance. 

2015 – Despite a 5-for-5 night from George Springer and five shutout innings from Vincent Velasquez in his major league debut, the Astros fall to the White Sox, 4-1, for their seventh straight defeat. Up by six games in the AL West the week before, Houston’s lead shrinks to two before regaining their balance. 

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2001 – Orlando Merced belts a two-out pinch-hit three-run homer in the top of the ninth to stun the Texas Rangers, 6-5, and take two of three in the first “Lone Star Series”. Jay Powell picks up the win after blowing the save in the previous frame. 

2001 – Orlando Merced belts a two-out pinch-hit three-run homer in the top of the ninth to stun the Texas Rangers, 6-5, and take two of three in the first “Lone Star Series”. Jay Powell picks up the win after blowing the save in the previous frame. 

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1981 – Pete Rose of Philadelphia singles against Nolan Ryan to tie Stan Musial for the most hits in league history (3,630). Ryan would fan Rose in his final three at-bats before a two-month strike begins the next day. The strike is one day too late for Frank LaCortewho blows a 4-0 lead in a 5-4 Phillies verdict. 

1981 – Pete Rose of Philadelphia singles against Nolan Ryan to tie Stan Musial for the most hits in league history (3,630). Ryan would fan Rose in his final three at-bats before a two-month strike begins the next day. The strike is one day too late for Frank LaCortewho blows a 4-0 lead in a 5-4 Phillies verdict. 

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1974 – Philadelphia’s Mike Schmidt hits arguably the longest ball in Astrodome history although it is only a single. The ball strikes a speaker that hung from the roof of the Dome, 117 feet above centerfield and 300 feet from home plate, only to bounce back into play as a live ball.  Although the bases are full, confused Phillies only move up one base. It hardly matters as the Phils crush the Astros, 12-0. Schmidt’s blast, if unimpeded, was estimated to travel 600 feet. 

1974 – Philadelphia’s Mike Schmidt hits arguably the longest ball in Astrodome history although it is only a single. The ball strikes a speaker that hung from the roof of the Dome, 117 feet above centerfield and 300 feet from home plate, only to bounce back into play as a live ball.  Although the bases are full, confused Phillies only move up one base. It hardly matters as the Phils crush the Astros, 12-0. Schmidt’s blast, if unimpeded, was estimated to travel 600 feet. 

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1962 – 78 fans, as well as umpire Jocko Conlan, are treated for heat stroke during an afternoon doubleheader at Colt Stadium. The Dodgers sweep the twinbill, 9-3 and 9-7, but complain about Houston’s stiffling heat afterwards. Don Buddin, a shortstop with a .160 average, belts the first grand slam in franchise history 

1962 – 78 fans, as well as umpire Jocko Conlan, are treated for heat stroke during an afternoon doubleheader at Colt Stadium. The Dodgers sweep the twinbill, 9-3 and 9-7, but complain about Houston’s stiffling heat afterwards. Don Buddin, a shortstop with a .160 average, belts the first grand slam in franchise history 

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Neptunus cruises to a title at the 2018 European Champions Cup to repeat as champions of Europe. The Rotterdam team wins it at home this time, outscoring opponents 29-6 in 6 games. In the finale, they overpower Italy’s ASD Rimini, 5 – 0. Orlando Yntema throws a four-hit shutout, fanning 11 and walking none, while 16-year-old rookie Darryl Collins hits a two-run triple off former Neptunus hurler Kevin Kellij in the 2nd. Quintin de Cuba scores twice and drives in a run and is named Cup MVP.

On June 10, 2018 Neptunus cruises to a title at the 2018 European Champions Cup to repeat as champions of Europe. The Rotterdam team wins it at home this time, outscoring opponents 29-6 in 6 games. In the finale, they overpower...

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Brandon Crawford almost single-handedly snaps Max Scherzer’s nine-game winning streak as the Giants blank Washington, 2 – 0. Crawford has three hits off the Nats’ ace, including a two-run homer in the 4th, and adds another hit later in the game to provide all the offence San Francisco needs.

On June 10, 2018 Brandon Crawford almost single-handedly snaps Max Scherzer’s nine-game winning streak as the Giants blank Washington, 2 – 0. Crawford has three hits off the Nats’ ace, including a two-run homer...

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The Marlins defeat the Rangers, 8 – 5, for their 13th straight victory in interleague games. This is the most ever by a National League and matches a mark set by the 2004 New York Yankees and 2004 Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

On June 10, 2014 The Marlins defeat the Rangers, 8 – 5, for their 13th straight victory in interleague games. This is the most ever by a National League and matches a mark set by the 2004 New York Yankees and 2004 Tampa...

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The game between the Blue Jays and White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field is interrupted by fog in the 3rd inning. No one sees Adam Dunn’s homer off R.A. Dickey leave the yard, motivating umpire Jeff Nelson to call for the rare interruption. Play resumes an hour and 10 minutes later, and a second homer by Dunn in the 4th puts the Sox ahead to stay as they win, 10 – 6.

On June 10, 2013 The game between the Blue Jays and White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field is interrupted by fog in the 3rd inning. No one sees Adam Dunn’s homer off R.A. Dickey leave the yard, motivating umpire Jeff Nelson to...

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Fog is also a problem at Wrigley Field, on the other side of Chicago, IL, as it blankets the field over the first few innings, but there is no interruption as the Reds defeat the Cubs, 6 – 2. Brandon Phillips hits a grand slam and drives in all 6 runs for the Reds.

On June 10, 2013 Fog is also a problem at Wrigley Field, on the other side of Chicago, IL, as it blankets the field over the first few innings, but there is no interruption as the Reds defeat the Cubs, 6 – 2. Brandon...

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Javier Baez of the Daytona Cubs (Florida State League) hits four home runs in a 9 – 6 win over the Fort Myers Miracle. He is the second player in the circuit’s history to accomplish the feat, after Ryan Harvey, also of Daytona, on July 28, 2006.

On June 10, 2013 Javier Baez of the Daytona Cubs (Florida State League) hits four home runs in a 9 – 6 win over the Fort Myers Miracle. He is the second player in the circuit’s history to accomplish the feat,...

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The Orioles win their ninth straight extra-inning game when Matt Wieters lines a one-out RBI double in the 10th to give the club a 5-4 walk-off victory over Philadelphia at Camden Yards. The streak of overtime victories, which includes yesterday’s 12-inning win, breaks the team’s previous record of 8, which had been accomplished twice.

On June 10, 2012 The Orioles win their ninth straight extra-inning game when Matt Wieters lines a one-out RBI double in the 10th to give the club a 5-4 walk-off victory over Philadelphia at Camden Yards. The streak of overtime...

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Bobby Abreu, who was tied with Mickey Mantle for 109th place on the all-time hit list, surpasses the Yankee legend with a second-inning double in L.A.’s 8-2 interleague victory over Seattle at Safeco Field. The 38 year-old outfielder has collected 2,416 hits playing for the Astros, Phillies, Yankees, Angels, and Dodgers.

On June 10, 2012 Bobby Abreu, who was tied with Mickey Mantle for 109th place on the all-time hit list, surpasses the Yankee legend with a second-inning double in L.A.’s 8-2 interleague victory over Seattle at Safeco...

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The Orioles win their ninth straight extra-inning game when Matt Wieters lines a one-out RBI double in the 10th to give the club a 5-4 walk-off victory over Philadelphia at Camden Yards. The streak of overtime victories, which includes yesterday’s 12-inning win, breaks the team’s previous record of 8, which had been accomplished twice.

The Orioles win their ninth straight extra-inning game when Matt Wieters lines a one-out RBI double in the 10th to give the club a 5-4 walk-off victory over Philadelphia at Camden Yards. The streak of overtime victories, which includes yesterday’s 12-inning win, breaks the team’s previous record of 8, which had been accomplished twice.

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The Red Sox pass the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers for the most consecutive sellouts for a North American pro franchise with their 745th straight capacity crowd at Fenway Park. The streak, which has featured an average paid attendance of 36,544 fans, started on May 15, 2003, a year after the team’s new ownership bought the Boston ball club.

On June 10, 2012 The Red Sox pass the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers for the most consecutive sellouts for a North American pro franchise with their 745th straight capacity crowd at Fenway Park. The streak, which has featured...

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Bobby Abreu, who was tied with Mickey Mantle for 109th place on the all-time hit list, surpasses the Yankee legend with a second-inning double in L.A.’s 8-2 interleague victory over Seattle at Safeco Field. The 38 year-old outfielder has collected 2,416 hits playing for the Astros, Phillies, Yankees, Angels, and Dodgers.

Bobby Abreu, who was tied with Mickey Mantle for 109th place on the all-time hit list, surpasses the Yankee legend with a second-inning double in L.A.’s 8-2 interleague victory over Seattle at Safeco Field. The 38 year-old outfielder has collected 2,416 hits playing for the Astros, Phillies, Yankees, Angels, and Dodgers.

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The Red Sox pass the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers for the most consecutive sellouts for a North American pro franchise with their 745th straight capacity crowd at Fenway Park. The streak, which has featured an average paid attendance of 36,544 fans, started on May 15, 2003, a year after the team’s new ownership bought the Boston ball club.

The Red Sox pass the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers for the most consecutive sellouts for a North American pro franchise with their 745th straight capacity crowd at Fenway Park. The streak, which has featured an average paid attendance of 36,544 fans, started on May 15, 2003, a year after the team’s new ownership bought the Boston ball club.

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Michael Acosta, a longtime Twins fan, gets a chance to manage the team for a day, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The testicular cancer survivor’s big day at Target Field will be featured on a special episode of ESPN SportsCenter’s “My Wish” series.

Michael Acosta, a longtime Twins fan, gets a chance to manage the team for a day, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The testicular cancer survivor’s big day at Target Field will be featured on a special episode of ESPN SportsCenter’s “My Wish” series.

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Tony La Russa manages his 5,000th game in the majors. Only Connie Mack (with 7,755) had reached that number before him. The game was disappointing 8-0 Cardinal loss to Milwaukee at Miller Park. The 66 year-old skipper, whose 33-year managerial career also includes stints with the A’s and White Sox,

On June 10, 2011 Tony La Russa manages his 5,000th game in the majors. Only Connie Mack (with 7,755) had reached that number before him. The game was disappointing 8-0 Cardinal loss to Milwaukee at Miller Park. The 66 year-old...

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Michael Acosta, a longtime Twins fan, gets a chance to manage the team for a day, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The testicular cancer survivor’s big day at Target Field will be featured on a special episode of ESPN SportsCenter’s “My Wish” series.

On June 10, 2011 Michael Acosta, a longtime Twins fan, gets a chance to manage the team for a day, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The testicular cancer survivor’s big day at Target Field will be featured on a...

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Tony La Russa manages his 5,000th major league game, a disappointing 8-0 Cardinal loss to Milwaukee at Miller Park. The 66 year-old skipper, whose 33-year managerial career also includes stints with the A’s and White Sox, is the second manager to reach the milestone, but remains far behind Connie Mack’s record of 7,755 contests.

Tony La Russa manages his 5,000th major league game, a disappointing 8-0 Cardinal loss to Milwaukee at Miller Park. The 66 year-old skipper, whose 33-year managerial career also includes stints with the A’s and White Sox, is the second manager to reach the milestone, but remains far behind Connie Mack’s record of 7,755 contests.

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He may not be accompanied by the hoopla that surrounds Stephen Strasburg, but the Orioles’ Jake Arrieta matches the Nats phenom in at least one respect: by winning his major league debut, 4 – 3, over the Yankees, no less. He gives up 3 runs in 6 innings before the bullpen takes over, with David Hernandez picking up his first career save. Alex Rodriguezleaves the game with a groin strain in the 2nd inning, 4 days after suffering a similar problem in a game against the Blue Jays.

On June 10, 2010 He may not be accompanied by the hoopla that surrounds Stephen Strasburg, but the Orioles’ Jake Arrieta matches the Nats phenom in at least one respect: by winning his major league debut, 4 – 3, over...

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The Mets split a doubleheader with San Diego as Jon Niese pitches a one-hitter to win the nitecap, 3 – 0. The Padres turn a triple play in the 2nd inning, to no avail, but they win the opener, 4 – 2, behind Mat Latos.

On June 10, 2010 The Mets split a doubleheader with San Diego as Jon Niese pitches a one-hitter to win the nitecap, 3 – 0. The Padres turn a triple play in the 2nd inning, to no avail, but they win the opener, 4 – 2,...

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Josh Johnson locks up in a tremendous pitching duel with the great Roy Halladay for the second time in ten days; this time, he comes out ahead. He throws 8 scoreless innings as Florida wins, 2 – 0, over Philadelphia. On May 29th, Johnson gave up only an unearned run to the Phils, but Halladay pitched a perfect game to beat him, 1 – 0.

On June 10, 2010 Josh Johnson locks up in a tremendous pitching duel with the great Roy Halladay for the second time in ten days; this time, he comes out ahead. He throws 8 scoreless innings as Florida wins, 2 – 0,...

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White Sox third baseman Omar Vizquel, who made his major league debut in 1989, becomes the fourth player to hit a home run in four different decades when he goes deep off Max Scherzer in the first inning of the team’s 3-0 victory over Detroit at U.S. Cellular Field. The 43 year-old Venezuelan infielder joins Ted Williams (1939-1960), Willie McCovey (1959-1980), and Rickey Henderson (1979-2003) on the short list of big leaguers who have accomplished the rare feat.

On June 10, 2010 White Sox third baseman Omar Vizquel, who made his major league debut in 1989, becomes the fourth player to hit a home run in four different decades when he goes deep off Max Scherzer in the first inning of the...

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White Sox third baseman Omar Vizquel, who made his major league debut in 1989, becomes the fourth player to hit a home run in four different decades when he goes deep off Max Scherzer in the first inning of the team’s 3-0 victory over Detroit at U.S. Cellular Field. The 43 year-old Venezuelan infielder joins Ted Williams (1939-1960), Willie McCovey (1959-1980), and Rickey Henderson (1979-2003) on the short list of big leaguers who have accomplished the rare feat.

White Sox third baseman Omar Vizquel, who made his major league debut in 1989, becomes the fourth player to hit a home run in four different decades when he goes deep off Max Scherzer in the first inning of the team’s 3-0 victory over Detroit at U.S. Cellular Field. The 43 year-old Venezuelan infielder joins Ted Williams (1939-1960), Willie McCovey (1959-1980), and Rickey Henderson (1979-2003) on the short list of big leaguers who have accomplished the rare feat.

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Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the 6th player in major league history to hit 600 home runs when he connects off Mark Hendrickson of the Florida Marlins. He joins a select club counting only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa as members.

On June 10, 2008 Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the 6th player in major league history to hit 600 home runs when he connects off Mark Hendrickson of the Florida Marlins. He joins a select club counting only Barry...

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Tiger general manager Dave Dombrowski announces the team is optioning Dontrelle Willis, acquired in an off-season blockbuster trade, to their Class A minor league team in Lakeland. The former Marlin southpaw was the 2003 National League Rookie of the Year and compiled a 22-10 record with the Fish just two years later, and recently signed a three-year deal worth $29 million with Detroit.

On June 10, 2008 Tiger general manager Dave Dombrowski announces the team is optioning Dontrelle Willis, acquired in an off-season blockbuster trade, to their Class A minor league team in Lakeland. The former Marlin southpaw was...

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39-year-old Masumi Kuwata enters a game for the Pirates. He becomes the oldest major league rookie in 47 years, since Diomedes Olivo debuted – also with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Kuwata allows one hit in two innings, but it is a two-run homer to Alex Rodriguez. Ken Takahashi, another veteran of Nippon Pro Baseball, will debut at age 40 in 2009.

On June 10, 2007 39-year-old Masumi Kuwata enters a game for the Pirates. He becomes the oldest major league rookie in 47 years, since Diomedes Olivo debuted – also with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Kuwata allows one hit in two...

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In addition to the team wearing a dark patch with the word “NUXY” printed in white on their uniform, the Reds honor broadcaster Joe Nuxhall, along with Marty Brennaman and Waite Hoyt, with replica microphones which will hang on the wall near the radio booth. The honor comes on the 63rd anniversary of the ‘ol’ left-hander’ becoming the youngest person ever to play in the major leagues in the modern era.

On June 10, 2007 In addition to the team wearing a dark patch with the word “NUXY” printed in white on their uniform, the Reds honor broadcaster Joe Nuxhall, along with Marty Brennaman and Waite Hoyt, with replica...

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At Kauffman Stadium The Devil Rays beat the Royals, 9 – 5. Kansas City OF Reggie Sanders hits his 300th career home run off Chad Harville, to become the 5th player in major league history with 300 homers and 300 stolen bases. The others are Barry and Bobby Bonds, Willie Mays, and Andre Dawson.

On June 10, 2006 At Kauffman Stadium The Devil Rays beat the Royals, 9 – 5. Kansas City OF Reggie Sanders hits his 300th career home run off Chad Harville, to become the 5th player in major league history with...

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Daniel Cabrera pitches 6 scoreless innings for the Orioles who take an 9 – 0 lead into the bottom of the 7th then hold on as the Twins score 7 runs. Michael Cuddyer hits a grand slamin the Twins’ five-run 7th. For the 4th game in a row Joe Mauer is on base 4 times. Carlos Silva is the losing pitcher, but he does retire the side on three pitches in the 2nd as he did it last year in a 74-pitch game.

On June 10, 2006 Daniel Cabrera pitches 6 scoreless innings for the Orioles who take an 9 – 0 lead into the bottom of the 7th then hold on as the Twins score 7 runs. Michael Cuddyer hits a grand slamin the Twins’ five-run...

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Using a fishing rod with a baseball attached to the hook at the end of a heavy duty line he designed, Pro Bass Angler Kevin Wirth throws out the ceremonial “First Cast” from the pitcher’s mound before the Louisville Bats take on the Indianapolis Indians at Slugger Field. The catcher uses a fishing net to capture the CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series Angler toss at home plate.

On June 10, 2006 Using a fishing rod with a baseball attached to the hook at the end of a heavy duty line he designed, Pro Bass Angler Kevin Wirth throws out the ceremonial “First Cast” from the pitcher’s mound...

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Using a fishing rod with a baseball attached to the hook at the end of a heavy duty line he designed, Pro Bass Angler Kevin Wirth throws out the ceremonial “First Cast” from the pitcher’s mound before the Louisville Bats take on the Indianapolis Indians at Slugger Field. The catcher uses a fishing net to capture the CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series Angler toss at home plate.

Using a fishing rod with a baseball attached to the hook at the end of a heavy duty line he designed, Pro Bass Angler Kevin Wirth throws out the ceremonial “First Cast” from the pitcher’s mound before the Louisville Bats take on the Indianapolis Indians at Slugger Field. The catcher uses a fishing net to capture the CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series Angler toss at home plate.

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Terry Mulholland of Minnesota and Mike MacDougal of Kansas City both throw one pitch and each pockets a loss when that is hit for a home run. Hee-Seop Choi of the Dodgers hits his second homer of the game off Mulholland in the 9th to give Los Angeles a 6 – 5 win. Eric Gagné is the winner as the Dodgers’ relievers retire 21 batters in a row following Justin Morneau’s triple in the 3rd. It is the first meeting of the two teams since the 1965 World Series.

On June 10, 2005 Terry Mulholland of Minnesota and Mike MacDougal of Kansas City both throw one pitch and each pockets a loss when that is hit for a home run. Hee-Seop Choi of the Dodgers hits his second homer of the game off...

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After blowing an 11 – 3 lead in the 8th‚ Troy Glaus of Arizona homers off Mike MacDougal in the 10th to give Arizona a 12 – 11 win over Kansas City. The D-Backs took the lead on Shawn Green’s two homers and 5 RBI‚ but 10 walks to the Royals help bring them back. Ruben Gotay, with a homer, and David DeJesus, with a triple, each drive in 2 runs in the Royals’ 6-run 8th. Kansas City starting pitcher Zack Greinke hits a homer but they pay him to pitch and he allows 15 hits and 11 runs in 4+ innings‚ recording just 13 outs. Greinke joins Eppa Rixey (1927)‚ Bill Sherdel (1931) and Scott Sanders (1998) as the only pitchers to give up 15 hits while recording 13 outs or fewer in a game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

On June 10, 2005 After blowing an 11 – 3 lead in the 8th‚ Troy Glaus of Arizona homers off Mike MacDougal in the 10th to give Arizona a 12 – 11 win over Kansas City. The D-Backs took the lead on Shawn Green’s...

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For the first time in nearly 90 years, the Red Sox play the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The two teams which have had the fates influenced by curses last met in the 1918 World Series, won by Boston behind the solid pitching of Babe Ruth.

On June 10, 2005 For the first time in nearly 90 years, the Red Sox play the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The two teams which have had the fates influenced by curses last met in the 1918 World Series, won by Boston behind the solid...

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The Orioles down the Reds‚ 4 – 3. The interleague matchup marks the first time in history that three 500-home run players appear in the same game – Sammy Sosa‚ Rafael Palmeiro‚ and Ken Griffey Jr.

On June 10, 2005 The Orioles down the Reds‚ 4 – 3. The interleague matchup marks the first time in history that three 500-home run players appear in the same game – Sammy Sosa‚ Rafael Palmeiro‚ and Ken Griffey...

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In their first meeting since 1918‚ the Cubs beat the Red Sox‚ 14 – 6‚ at Wrigley Field using a 20-hit attack. Winning pitcher Greg Maddux hits his first homer in six years and Jeromy Burnitz hits two homers and Todd Hollandsworth one. David Ortiz has a pair of homers for the Sox.

On June 10, 2005 In their first meeting since 1918‚ the Cubs beat the Red Sox‚ 14 – 6‚ at Wrigley Field using a 20-hit attack. Winning pitcher Greg Maddux hits his first homer in six years and Jeromy Burnitz hits two...

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The 1919 contract that sent Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees brings in a staggering $996‚000 at auction. Gotta Have It Collectibles submits the winning bid for the December 26, 1919 contract, signed by owners Harry Frazee of the Red Sox and Jacob Ruppert of Yankees, which sold Babe Ruth to New York.

On June 10, 2005 The 1919 contract that sent Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees brings in a staggering $996‚000 at auction. Gotta Have It Collectibles submits the winning bid for the December 26, 1919 contract, signed by...

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In a game against the Orioles at Camden Yards, Sammy Sosa becomes the target of a man who runs onto the field throwing corks. The Cubs’ slugger was caught using a corked bat last week in a game against the Devil Rays.

On June 10, 2003 In a game against the Orioles at Camden Yards, Sammy Sosa becomes the target of a man who runs onto the field throwing corks. The Cubs’ slugger was caught using a corked bat last week in a game against the...

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Former Japanese Orix Blue Wave teammates Ichiro Suzuki and So Taguchi play against each other when the Mariners blank the Cardinals, 10-0. The Safeco Field contest marks the first time two Japanese position players have played in the same major league game.

On June 10, 2002 Former Japanese Orix Blue Wave teammates Ichiro Suzuki and So Taguchi play against each other when the Mariners blank the Cardinals, 10-0. The Safeco Field contest marks the first time two Japanese position...

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In front of 45,698 fans at Yankee Stadium, Marcus Thames becomes the 17th player in history to hit a home run on the first pitch he sees in the major leagues. The New York rookie, who hit his two-run dinger off four-time Cy Young winner Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson, joins John Miller (1966) as only the second Yankee to homer in his first at-bat.

On June 10, 2002 In front of 45,698 fans at Yankee Stadium, Marcus Thames becomes the 17th player in history to hit a home run on the first pitch he sees in the major leagues. The New York rookie, who hit his two-run dinger off...

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Darin Erstad hits a double off Omar Daal in the second inning, in the Anaheim Angels’ 10 – 3 win over Arizona. With a major league-leading 100 hits in 61 games, Erstad, who is 26, becomes the fastest to reach the 100-hit mark since Heinie Manush did it in 60 games for the 1934 Washington Senators.

On June 10, 2000 Darin Erstad hits a double off Omar Daal in the second inning, in the Anaheim Angels’ 10 – 3 win over Arizona. With a major league-leading 100 hits in 61 games, Erstad, who is 26, becomes the fastest...

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A pregame ceremony at Kauffman Stadium commemorates the new ownership of the Royals. David Glass, a former Wal-Mart executive who became Kansas City’s interim CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1993, had his $96 million offer to buy the team approved by the Board in April, despite a competing bid of $120 million by New York based attorney Miles Prentice.

On June 10, 2000 A pregame ceremony at Kauffman Stadium commemorates the new ownership of the Royals. David Glass, a former Wal-Mart executive who became Kansas City’s interim CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors in...

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    "If the World Series was on the line and I could pick one pitcher to pitch the game, I'd choose Whitey Ford every time." - Mickey Mantle Generally considered to be the greatest starting pitcher in the history of the New York Yankees, Whitey Ford was among the premier hurlers of his time. A fierce […]
  • Jackie Robinson's last hit - a walk off vs the New York Yankees
    On October 9, 1956 --In a 10-inning scoreless pitching duel with both starters going all the way, Jackie Robinson's walk-off single to left in the bottom of the 10th won the game for Clem Labine and kept the Dodgers' championship hopes alive. Tough-luck loser Bob Turley gave up a 10th-inning walk to Jim Gilliam, a […]
  • Game 6 1934 World Series - Paul Dean faces School Boy Rowe
    On October 8, 1934 At Navin Field the St Louis Cardinals Paul Dean won his second game of the series, Dean pitched a complete game 7 hitter, he will go 2-0 in his only World Series appearance. The Tiger's came into the game up 3 games to 2 and pitched ace Schoolboy Rowe who had […]
  • Lew Burdette faces off vs Whitey Ford Game 5 1957 World Series
    Whitey Ford and Lew Burdette, facing each other, Game 5 was expected to be a low-scoring affair. However, the game started out with the Yankees looking to score in the first inning. After a leadoff single by Hank Bauer and a sacrifice bunt by Tony Kubek, Gil McDougald hit a line drive that turned into […]
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