Tag: June 13

The Twins set a franchise record with 28 hits in a 20 – 7 drubbing of the Mariners at Target Field. Eddie Rosario belts three homers and drives in 5 runs to lead the onslaught; Eduardo Escobar has five hits and Jason Castro and Kennys Vargas fou each, while Max Kepler and Brian Dozier also go deep. The 28 hits are the most by any major league team since the Rangers had 29 when they scored 30 runs in a game against the Orioles on August 22, 2007.

On June 13 2017, The Twins set a franchise record with 28 hits in a 20 – 7 drubbing of the Mariners at Target Field. Eddie Rosario belts three homers and drives in 5 runs to lead the onslaught; Eduardo Escobar has five...

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Alex Rodriguez collects his 2000th career RBI with a two-run homer off Bud Norris in the Yankees’ 9 – 4 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards. He is the fourth player to reach the milestone, following Cap Anson, Babe Ruth and all-time leader Hank Aaron.

On June 13 2015, Alex Rodriguez collects his 2000th career RBI with a two-run homer off Bud Norris in the Yankees’ 9 – 4 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards. He is the fourth player to reach the milestone,...

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The Northwest League’s Spokane Indians, the short-season single-A affiliate of the Rangers, introduce a new home alternate uniform which features the name “S’q’n’i” in lettering across the front of the jersey, along with a character not in the English language. The word, which translates to Spokane in the Salish’s native language, will be in addition to a logo created in 2006 that uses local native imagery.

On June 13 2014, The Northwest League’s Spokane Indians, the short-season single-A affiliate of the Rangers, introduce a new home alternate uniform which features the name “S’q’n’i” in...

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Adam Wainwright becomes the first ten-game winner in the majors this season when the Cardinals defeat the Mets, 2 – 1. Wainwright pitches seven scoreless innings, while Matt Harvey is saddled with his first loss, in spite of a very good performance of his own.

On June 13 2013, Adam Wainwright becomes the first ten-game winner in the majors this season when the Cardinals defeat the Mets, 2 – 1. Wainwright pitches seven scoreless innings, while Matt Harvey is saddled with his...

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On the first anniversary of his perfect game, Matt Cain has another great outing, allowing only two hits in seven innings as the Giants shut out the Pirates, 10 – 0. He is perfect through four innings before Garrett Jonessingles to lead off the 5th. Gregor Blanco and Buster Posey both have three hits and two RBIs for San Francisco.

On June 13 2013, On the first anniversary of his perfect game, Matt Cain has another great outing, allowing only two hits in seven innings as the Giants shut out the Pirates, 10 – 0. He is perfect through four innings...

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At At&T park Matt Cain of the Giants throws the 22nd perfect game in major league history, a 10 – 0 win against the Houston Astros. Cain records 14 strikeouts, tying Sandy Koufax for the most in a perfect game. he San Francisco right-hander, with the help of two great defensive plays from outfielders Melky Cabrera and Gregor Blanco, becomes the first pitcher in the 129-year history of the franchise. It is the second perfect game this season, following that of Philip Humber on April 21st.

On June 13 2012, At At&T park Matt Cain of the Giants throws the 22nd perfect game in major league history, a 10 – 0 win against the Houston Astros. Cain records 14 strikeouts, tying Sandy Koufax for the most in a...

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R.A. Dickey of the Mets nearly joins Cain in the no-hit ranks when he tosses a one-hitter for a 9 – 1 win over the Rays. The only safety comes in the 1st inning, when B.J. Upton hits a high bouncer that 3B David Wrightcannot field with his bare hand; the Mets appeal after the game for the ruling to be reversed to an error, but to no avail. Dickey becomes the majors’ first 10-game winner this year, but before the night is out, he is joined by Lance Lynn of St. Louis, who fans a career-high 12 batters in a combined 1 – 0 shutout of the White Sox. The 37 year-old knuckleballer, surpassing the previous club mark of 31.2 scoreless innings in a row set by Jerry Koosman in 1973, establishes a new mark of 32.2 frames before his string is snapped with an unearned run in the ninth inning.

On June 13 2012, R.A. Dickey of the Mets nearly joins Cain in the no-hit ranks when he tosses a one-hitter for a 9 – 1 win over the Rays. The only safety comes in the 1st inning, when B.J. Upton hits a high bouncer that...

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Ted Barrett becomes the first major league ump to be behind the plate for two perfect games. In addition to calling balls and strikes for today’s gem thrown by the Giants’ Matt Cain, the 18-year veteran arbitrator was also the home-plate umpire when David Cone threw his perfecto against the Expos at Yankee Stadium in 1999.

On June 13 2012, Ted Barrett becomes the first major league ump to be behind the plate for two perfect games. In addition to calling balls and strikes for today’s gem thrown by the Giants’ Matt Cain, the 18-year...

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2011 – Just 6 hits shy of joining the 3000 hit club, Derek Jeter must put his quest on hold as he exits today’s 1 – 0 Yankees loss to the Cleveland Indians with a sore right calf and goes on the disabled list. Jeter gets hit number 2994 with a 1st-inning single off Carlos Carrasco, but leaves in the 5th after feeling a strain while running to first base. Escaping a none-out, bases loaded jam in the 1st, Carrasco settles down by pitching seven scoreless innings for the win. The Indians’ lone run off A.J. Burnett comes in the 4th, courtesy of a triple by Michael Brantley followed by a single by Asdrubal Cabrera.

On June 13 2011, 2011 – Just 6 hits shy of joining the 3000 hit club, Derek Jeter must put his quest on hold as he exits today’s 1 – 0 Yankees loss to the Cleveland Indians with a sore right calf and goes on...

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The Angels, with their first sweep at Dodger Stadium, complete their 14-game road trip with 11 victories, the most for the team on a single trip since 1962. In the 6-5 decision over their crosstown rivals, Halo hurler Jered Weaver strikes out his older brother, Jeff, who came into the game as a long reliever in the third inning, for the first time since they were kids.

On June 13 2010, The Angels, with their first sweep at Dodger Stadium, complete their 14-game road trip with 11 victories, the most for the team on a single trip since 1962. In the 6-5 decision over their crosstown rivals, Halo...

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In game against their cross-town rivals at Wrigley Field, the Cubs get out of a bases loaded jam in the final frame for a 1-0 victory over the White Sox. Juan Pierre’s leadoff single in the top of the ninth spoils Ted Lilly’s bid for a no-hitter, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished at the ‘Friendly Confines’ since Milt Pappas threw a no-no in 1972.

In game against their cross-town rivals at Wrigley Field, the Cubs get out of a bases loaded jam in the final frame for a 1-0 victory over the White Sox. Juan Pierre’s leadoff single in the top of the ninth spoils Ted Lilly’s bid for a no-hitter, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished at the ‘Friendly Confines’ since Milt Pappas threw a no-no in 1972.

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In a battle of the Windy City, two pitchers flirt with no-hitters. Gavin Floyd of the White Sox holds the Cubs hitless until Alfonso Soriano doubles with two outs in the 7th, while pinch-hitter Juan Pierre breaks up Ted Lilly’s bid for a no-no with a leadoff single in the 9th. It is the first time since July 13, 1980, that no hits have been recorded in the first six innings of a game. It was also the first time 41 outs took place before the first hit since Sandy Koufax’s no-hitter versus Bob Hendley’s one-hitter in September 1965. Lilly is removed from the game immediately after surrendering the hit, clinging to 1 – 0 lead; Carlos Marmol loads the bases, but escapes the jam and the score holds. The only run of the game is scored when Chad Tracy follows Soriano’s double with a single.

On June 13 2010, In a battle of the Windy City, two pitchers flirt with no-hitters. Gavin Floyd of the White Sox holds the Cubs hitless until Alfonso Soriano doubles with two outs in the 7th, while pinch-hitter Juan...

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Jorge Posada hits a grand slam for the second consecutive game as the Yankees complete a sweep of the Astros at home, 9 – 5. He joins Bill Dickey (1937) and Babe Ruth (1927, 1929) as the only players in franchise history to hit home runs with the bases loaded in consecutive contests. the Grandslam is also the 5th of his career.

On June 13 2010, Jorge Posada hits a grand slam for the second consecutive game as the Yankees complete a sweep of the Astros at home, 9 – 5. He joins Bill Dickey (1937) and Babe Ruth (1927, 1929) as the only players in...

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2009 – Minutes after Miguel Tejada strokes his 2,000th career hit to drive in a run, Lance Berkman launches his 300th career homer  to pace a 6-4 win at Arizona. After seven strong innings by Roy Oswalt, Jose Valverde and LaTroy Hawkins work their way out of jams to preserve the win. The Astros are last in the division with a 28-32 record but are just five games out of first. 

2009 – Minutes after Miguel Tejada strokes his 2,000th career hit to drive in a run, Lance Berkman launches his 300th career homer  to pace a 6-4 win at Arizona. After seven strong innings by Roy Oswalt, Jose Valverde and LaTroy Hawkins work their way out of jams to preserve the win. The Astros are last in the division with a 28-32 record but are just five games out of first. 

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Omar Vizquel becomes the first Giant to steal home in a quarter of a century. The infrequent swipe of the plate, last accomplished by Max Venable in 1983, comes in the second inning of a 5-1 inter-league loss to the A’s.

On June 13 2008, Omar Vizquel becomes the first Giant to steal home in a quarter of a century. The infrequent swipe of the plate, last accomplished by Max Venable in 1983, comes in the second inning of a 5-1 inter-league loss to...

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For the first time since 1998, three players get their first major league hits in the same game. Guillermo Rodriguez, Tim Lincecum and Jonathan Sanchez are the players involved. The Blue Jays beat the Giants, 7 – 4.

On June 13 2007, For the first time since 1998, three players get their first major league hits in the same game. Guillermo Rodriguez, Tim Lincecum and Jonathan Sanchez are the players involved. The Blue Jays beat the Giants, 7...

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Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals limits the Pittsburgh Pirates to three hits and strikes out a career-high 13 in seven shutout innings as St. Louis beat the Pirates, 2 – 1. Jason Isringhausen earns the save, passing Lee Smith to set the franchise mark with 161 career saves.

On June 13 2006, Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals limits the Pittsburgh Pirates to three hits and strikes out a career-high 13 in seven shutout innings as St. Louis beat the Pirates, 2 – 1. Jason...

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In a duel of top pitchers, Johan Santana of the Minnesota Twins and Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox each allow just one run in eight innings, but neither factor into the decision in the Twins’ 5 – 2, 12-inning victory over Boston thanks to a walk-off grand slam by Jason Kubel. Santana strikes out a season-high 13 batters over eight innings, including six of the first seven batters he faces, and then strikes out David Ortiz in the 4th inning for his 1,000th career strikeout.

On June 13 2006, In a duel of top pitchers, Johan Santana of the Minnesota Twins and Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox each allow just one run in eight innings, but neither factor into the decision in the Twins’ 5...

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The first wireless bullpen communication system in baseball history is used at Wrigley Field when a cell phone, which will be sent to the Hall of Fame, is used for the first time in major league history to call the bullpen. From the dugout, Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild calls the bullpen during the third inning to start warming up reliever Angel Guzman.

On June 13 2006, The first wireless bullpen communication system in baseball history is used at Wrigley Field when a cell phone, which will be sent to the Hall of Fame, is used for the first time in major league history to call...

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In a Fenway Park pregame ceremony prior to the interleague series against the Reds, who have not played in Boston since the 1975 World Series, the Red Sox pay tribute to Carlton Fisk and his 12th-inning Game 6 walk-off homer by naming the bright yellow stanchion in left field, where the ball landed, the Fisk Foul Pole. The former hometown hero enjoys the festivities from the Monster Seats as the crowd cheers when the home run is replayed on the scoreboard to the tune of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.

On June 13 2005, In a Fenway Park pregame ceremony prior to the interleague series against the Reds, who have not played in Boston since the 1975 World Series, the Red Sox pay tribute to Carlton Fisk and his 12th-inning Game 6...

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2004 – Brad Lidge has a four-strikeout seventh inning against the Brewers during a 5-4 victory.  The last three come after Lidge had filled the bases with a hit batsman, a balk, a wild pitch on strike three and a walk. Milwaukee starter Ben Sheets also joins the record books with a “perfect inning”, fanning Pete Munro, Craig Biggio and Jose Vizcaino in the third on nine pitches. Dan Miceli gets the win. 

2004 – Brad Lidge has a four-strikeout seventh inning against the Brewers during a 5-4 victory.  The last three come after Lidge had filled the bases with a hit batsman, a balk, a wild pitch on strike three and a walk. Milwaukee starter Ben Sheets also joins the record books with a “perfect inning”, fanning Pete Munro, Craig Biggio and Jose Vizcaino in the third on nine pitches. Dan Miceli gets the win. 

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Roger Clemens reaches his 300th win and becomes the third pitcher in major league history with 4,000 strikeouts, leading the New York Yankees over the St. Louis Cardinals, 5 – 2, in interleague play. Edgar Renteriabecomes his 4,000th victim in the 2nd inning. The 40 year old Clemens, the 21st pitcher to make it to 300, allows two runs in 6 2/3 innings and strikes out 10, raising his total to 4,006. Clemens joins Nolan Ryan (5,714) and Steve Carlton(4,136) in the select 4,000-strikeout club.

On June 13 2003, Roger Clemens reaches his 300th win and becomes the third pitcher in major league history with 4,000 strikeouts, leading the New York Yankees over the St. Louis Cardinals, 5 – 2, in interleague play. Edgar...

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After losing to the Expos in 12 innings on Mark Smith’s home run, which is clearly foul when viewed with video replays, the Yankees restore the missing screen on the bottom three feet to the fair side of the left-field foul pole. The section was removed so fans sitting behind the pole would have an unobstructed view of the game.

On June 13 2001, After losing to the Expos in 12 innings on Mark Smith’s home run, which is clearly foul when viewed with video replays, the Yankees restore the missing screen on the bottom three feet to the fair side of...

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Van Meter, Iowa, best known for being the home of Bob Feller, and St. Marys (Martensdale) tie a national high school record established in 1928 by hitting 16 home runs in one game. Twelve different players go deep in the 17-15 contest, won by Van Meter, thanks to the wind blowing out in a small ballpark.

On June 13 2001, Van Meter, Iowa, best known for being the home of Bob Feller, and St. Marys (Martensdale) tie a national high school record established in 1928 by hitting 16 home runs in one game. Twelve different players go...

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The Baltimore Orioles set a franchise record for runs scored, defeating the Atlanta Braves, 22 – 1, in interleague play. Cal Ripken, Jr. goes 6 for 6 for Baltimore, including two home runs, five runs and six RBI. His six hits in a nine-inning game tie the American League record and also set a franchise mark. Will Clark is 4 for 4 with five RBI. Mike Mussina earns the win as he allows one run on five hits in seven innings. He also joins in with two hits and three RBI. John Smoltz is the loser as he allows seven runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings. The team, as the St. Louis Browns, had set the previous mark on August 18, 1951, in a 20 – 9 rout over the Detroit Tigers.

On June 13 1999, The Baltimore Orioles set a franchise record for runs scored, defeating the Atlanta Braves, 22 – 1, in interleague play. Cal Ripken, Jr. goes 6 for 6 for Baltimore, including two home runs, five runs and...

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Omar Olivares ties a major league record by hitting four Diamondbacks. The Angels’ hurler becomes the 19th pitcher to hit four batters in a game, but the second Anaheim moundsman in three weeks to tie the dubious mark, matching teammate Steve Sparks who also plunked four hitters on May 22.

On June 13 1999, Omar Olivares ties a major league record by hitting four Diamondbacks. The Angels’ hurler becomes the 19th pitcher to hit four batters in a game, but the second Anaheim moundsman in three weeks to tie the...

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Houston Astros manager Larry Dierker is taken to the hospital after suffering a grand mal seizure during the 8th inning of a game against the San Diego Padres. The contest is suspended with the Astros leading, 4 – 1. Dierker will undergo surgery on the 15th to remove two masses of tangled blood vessels in his brain that caused the seizure. Coach Matt Galante will take over as interim manager in Dierker’s absence. Dierker later tells general manager Gerry Hunsicker he doesn’t remember anything after the 2nd inning. After four weeks of recovery, the skipper will return, leading the team to a third consecutive National League Central Division title.

On June 13 1999, Houston Astros manager Larry Dierker is taken to the hospital after suffering a grand mal seizure during the 8th inning of a game against the San Diego Padres. The contest is suspended with the Astros leading, 4...

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For the fourth time in major league history, teammates hit back-to-back home runs in consecutive innings as Javy López and Andruw Jones accomplish the feat for the Atlanta Braves in the second and third frame of the Braves’ 9-7 victory over Montreal at Turner Field

On June 13 1998, For the fourth time in major league history, teammates hit back-to-back home runs in consecutive innings as Javy López and Andruw Jones accomplish the feat for the Atlanta Braves in the second and third frame of...

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The first triple play ever completed at Dodger Stadium is turned by Darren Dreifort (p), Eric Young (2b), Jose Vizcaino (ss), and Bobby Bonilla (3b). With Colorado runners on first and second base, the 1-6-4 double play becomes a triple killing when Jamey Wright is thrown out at third base by the LA second baseman, who covered first base for the second out.

On June 13 1998, The first triple play ever completed at Dodger Stadium is turned by Darren Dreifort (p), Eric Young (2b), Jose Vizcaino (ss), and Bobby Bonilla (3b). With Colorado runners on first and second base, the 1-6-4...

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The Angels stroke a franchise-record eight doubles in their 18-6 victory in Texas. Jim Edmonds leads the Halos’ attack with three two-baggers, with Gary Disarcina (2), Darin Erstad, Matt Walbeck, and Garret Anderson also contributing to the club’s new mark.

On June 13 1998, The Angels stroke a franchise-record eight doubles in their 18-6 victory in Texas. Jim Edmonds leads the Halos’ attack with three two-baggers, with Gary Disarcina (2), Darin Erstad, Matt Walbeck, and...

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1997 – Houston’s first official interleague game does not go well as the American League’s Minnesota Twins slap the Astros, 8-1. Brad Radke goes eight innings for the win and Houstonian Chuck Knoblauch gets four hits. Jeff Bagwell singles for Houston’s first interleague hit.

1997 – Houston’s first official interleague game does not go well as the American League’s Minnesota Twins slap the Astros, 8-1. Brad Radke goes eight innings for the win and Houstonian Chuck Knoblauch gets four hits. Jeff Bagwell singles for Houston’s first interleague hit.

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Jeff Fassero of the Montreal Expos loses a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates when Carlos Garcia singles off his glove with two outs in the 9th inning. Jay Bell follows with a two-run home run, but the Expos hold on for a 10 – 2 victory.

On June 13 1994, Jeff Fassero of the Montreal Expos loses a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates when Carlos Garcia singles off his glove with two outs in the 9th inning. Jay Bell follows with a two-run home run, but the...

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During a pregame ceremony at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the Braves retire Dale Murphy jersey #3. The two-time National League MVP (1982-83) played 15 seasons with the team, batting .268 and driving in 1,143 runs while playing on teams mostly with losing records.

On June 13 1994, During a pregame ceremony at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the Braves retire Dale Murphy jersey #3. The two-time National League MVP (1982-83) played 15 seasons with the team, batting .268 and driving in 1,143...

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Don Mattingly surpasses fellow first baseman Wally Pipp for consecutive games played in a Yankees uniform. Donnie Baseball’s 1,469th game is second to only to another Bronx Bomber first sacker, named Lou Gehrig, who played in 2,130 straight contests.

On June 13 1994, Don Mattingly surpasses fellow first baseman Wally Pipp for consecutive games played in a Yankees uniform. Donnie Baseball’s 1,469th game is second to only to another Bronx Bomber first sacker, named Lou...

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Trevor Wilson of the San Francisco Giants keeps the San Diego Padres hitless for eight innings before Mike Pagliarulo hits a single. Wilson will settle for a 6 – 0 one-hitter, as the Giants post their 14th victory in their last 15 games.

On June 13 1990, Trevor Wilson of the San Francisco Giants keeps the San Diego Padres hitless for eight innings before Mike Pagliarulo hits a single. Wilson will settle for a 6 – 0 one-hitter, as the Giants post their 14th...

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Despite the relaxed balk rule during the season, Boston Red Sox pitcher John Dopson manages to tie the American League record with four balks in just 3 2/3 innings in Boston’s 8 – 7 win over the Detroit Tigers.

On June 13 1989, Despite the relaxed balk rule during the season, Boston Red Sox pitcher John Dopson manages to tie the American League record with four balks in just 3 2/3 innings in Boston’s 8 – 7 win over...

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Jack Clark of the San Diego Padres strikes out four times in a 9 – 6 loss to Cincinnati, giving him a major league record of nine strikeouts in two games. Clark struck out five times against the Giants on June 11.

On June 13 1989, Jack Clark of the San Diego Padres strikes out four times in a 9 – 6 loss to Cincinnati, giving him a major league record of nine strikeouts in two games. Clark struck out five times against...

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Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies goes 4 for 5 to move past Honus Wagner into fifth place on the all-time hit list with 3,431. Philadelphia starts the game with seven consecutive hits and beats the San Diego Padres, 9 – 6.

On June 13 1980, Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies goes 4 for 5 to move past Honus Wagner into fifth place on the all-time hit list with 3,431. Philadelphia starts the game with seven consecutive hits and beats the San...

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Vida Blue of the San Francisco Giants defeats the Mets, 3 – 1, as Milt May hits franchise home run #9,000 for the Giants. Monte Ward hit home run #1 for the Giants in 1883, and #8,000 was hit by Bobby Bonds on September 4, 1971.

On June 13 1980, Vida Blue of the San Francisco Giants defeats the Mets, 3 – 1, as Milt May hits franchise home run #9,000 for the Giants. Monte Ward hit home run #1 for the Giants in 1883, and #8,000 was hit by Bobby...

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