Tag: June 16

1984 – Ray Knight’s three-run shot and Phil Garner’s two-run blast in the seventh overcome a 5-1 Dodger lead en route to a 7-5 Houston triumph. Prior to the seventh, the Astros had hit only two homers in the Dome all season. Mike Madden gets the win in relief. 

1984 – Ray Knight’s three-run shot and Phil Garner’s two-run blast in the seventh overcome a 5-1 Dodger lead en route to a 7-5 Houston triumph. Prior to the seventh, the Astros had hit only two homers in the Dome all season. Mike Madden gets the win in relief. 

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1972 – Jim Wynn belts a solo shot off Dick Selma in the bottom of the eleventh to stun the Phillies, 1-0. Houston outlasts eventual Cy Young Award winner Steve Carlton, who blanked them on six hits for the first ten frames. Don Wilson and Tom Griffin team for the shutout. 

1972 – Jim Wynn belts a solo shot off Dick Selma in the bottom of the eleventh to stun the Phillies, 1-0. Houston outlasts eventual Cy Young Award winner Steve Carlton, who blanked them on six hits for the first ten frames. Don Wilson and Tom Griffin team for the shutout. 

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1967 – Minutes before the trade deadline expires, Houston ships closer Claude Raymond to Atlanta for pitcher Wade Blasingame. Less than 24 hours later, Raymond saves a 9-8 decision over the Astros. Jim Wynn homers again, his seventh long ball in the past week.

1967 – Minutes before the trade deadline expires, Houston ships closer Claude Raymond to Atlanta for pitcher Wade Blasingame. Less than 24 hours later, Raymond saves a 9-8 decision over the Astros. Jim Wynn homers again, his seventh long ball in the past week.

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2001 – Richard Hidalgo’s sacrifice fly in the eighth chases home Jeff Bagwell for a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers at Enron Field. Nelson Cruz picks up the win in relief of Tony McKnight. Texas would win the next day to claim a split in the inaugural six-game Lone Star Series. 

2001 – Richard Hidalgo’s sacrifice fly in the eighth chases home Jeff Bagwell for a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers at Enron Field. Nelson Cruz picks up the win in relief of Tony McKnight. Texas would win the next day to claim a split in the inaugural six-game Lone Star Series. 

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1995 – In a wild 16-inning affair at Shea Stadium, the Astros outduel the Mets, 7-5. Brian Hunter’s double drives in Craig Shipley in the 12th to snap a 2-2 tie but Jose Vizcaino’s RBI grounder keeps New York alive. Back-to-back homers by Hunter and Craig Biggio put Houston up in the 15th but a two-run single by Brett Butler ties it again. Jeff Bagwell’s bases-loaded hit is the game-winner. Doug Brocail slams the door to finally silence the Mets. 

1995 – In a wild 16-inning affair at Shea Stadium, the Astros outduel the Mets, 7-5. Brian Hunter’s double drives in Craig Shipley in the 12th to snap a 2-2 tie but Jose Vizcaino’s RBI grounder keeps New York alive. Back-to-back homers by Hunter and Craig Biggio put Houston up in the 15th but a two-run single by Brett Butler ties it again. Jeff Bagwell’s bases-loaded hit is the game-winner. Doug Brocail slams the door to finally silence the Mets. 

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The Padres and Rockies set a record for most combined runs in a four-game series with a total of 92, breaking the previous record of 88 set in 1929 between the Brooklyn Robins and Phillies. In today’s game, San Diego scores four times in the 9th off closer Wade Davis, the last run coming on a bases-loaded walk, to win 14 – 13 and salvage a split of the series played at Coors Field. For Colorado, Charlie Blackmon goes 15 for 24 over the four games, including four-hit games in the first three contests, and also hits 4 homers, scores 9 runs and drives in 10; for San Diego, Hunter Renfroe hits 5 homers, including 3 in the second game.

The Padres and Rockies set a record for most combined runs in a four-game series with a total of 92, breaking the previous record of 88 set in 1929 between the Brooklyn Robins and Phillies. In today’s game, San Diego scores four times in the 9th off closer Wade Davis, the last run coming on a bases-loaded walk, to win 14 – 13 and salvage a split of the series played at Coors Field. For Colorado, Charlie Blackmon goes 15 for 24 over the four games, including four-hit games in the first three contests, and also hits 4 homers, scores 9 runs and drives in 10; for San Diego, Hunter Renfroe hits 5 homers, including 3 in the second game.

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2018 – The defending World Champions Astros are playing dominant baseball again, as they reel off their 10th straight win, 10 – 2 over the Royals. Kansas City is headed in the opposite direction, however, as it is now 2-12 in June.

2018 – The defending World Champions Astros are playing dominant baseball again, as they reel off their 10th straight win, 10 – 2 over the Royals. Kansas City is headed in the opposite direction, however, as it is now 2-12 in June.

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2016 – Victor Martinez connects for three homers to lead the Tigers to a 10 – 4 win over the Royals. The Tigers hit six homers in all, with Nick Castellanos, James McCann and Miguel Cabrera adding the other long balls. However, it’s not all good news for Detroit as OF J.D. Martinez breaks his elbow running into the fence while chasing a ball in the right-field corner and will be out for a long stretch.

2016 – Victor Martinez connects for three homers to lead the Tigers to a 10 – 4 win over the Royals. The Tigers hit six homers in all, with Nick Castellanos, James McCann and Miguel Cabrera adding the other long balls. However, it’s not all good news for Detroit as OF J.D. Martinez breaks his elbow running into the fence while chasing a ball in the right-field corner and will be out for a long stretch.

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The Orioles hit 8 home runs in a 19 – 3 demolition of the Phillies, setting a new team record. Manny Machado and Chris Parmelee, in his first game for Baltimore, hit two long balls each, The O’s score 6 runs in the 1st and are off and running, finishing their run with 2 runs off OF Jeff Francoeur in the 8th, including a homer by Ryan Flaherty which sets the new record. For their part, the Phillies complete an 0-8 road trip, their worst since an 0-9 skein in 1883. Jimmy Paredes, David Lough and Chris Davis hit the other homers, while Dustin McGowan, who takes over for Jerome Williams in the 1st, gives up 5 homers in 3 1/3 innings.

The Orioles hit 8 home runs in a 19 – 3 demolition of the Phillies, setting a new team record. Manny Machado and Chris Parmelee, in his first game for Baltimore, hit two long balls each, The O’s score 6 runs in the 1st and are off and running, finishing their run with 2 runs off OF Jeff Francoeur in the 8th, including a homer by Ryan Flaherty which sets the new record. For their part, the Phillies complete an 0-8 road trip, their worst since an 0-9 skein in 1883. Jimmy Paredes, David Lough and Chris Davis hit the other homers, while Dustin McGowan, who takes over for Jerome Williams in the 1st, gives up 5 homers in 3 1/3 innings.

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2014 – Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, winner of eight National League batting titles, passes away from cancer of the salivary gland at 54. He spent his entire 20-season major league career with the San Diego Padres and is the only player to have been a member of their two World Series teams, in 1984 and 1998.

2014 – Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, winner of eight National League batting titles, passes away from cancer of the salivary gland at 54. He spent his entire 20-season major league career with the San Diego Padres and is the only player to have been a member of their two World Series teams, in 1984 and 1998.

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“Major League Baseball today mourns the tragic loss of Tony Gwynn, the greatest Padre ever and one of the most accomplished hitters that our game has ever known, whose all-around excellence on the field was surpassed by his exuberant personality and genial disposition in life.” – Commissioner Bud Selig, on the passing of Tony Gwynn.Tony Gwynn, surrounded by his family at Pomerado Hospital in Poway, CA, loses his battle to salivary gland cancer at the age of 54. The Hall of Fame outfielder, who became the head baseball coach for San Diego State University after spending his entire major league career with the Padres, compiled a.338 career batting average over 20 seasons, collecting 3,141 hits, en route to tying Honus Wagner’s mark of eight National League batting titles.

“Major League Baseball today mourns the tragic loss of Tony Gwynn, the greatest Padre ever and one of the most accomplished hitters that our game has ever known, whose all-around excellence on the field was surpassed by his exuberant personality and genial disposition in life.” – Commissioner Bud Selig, on the passing of Tony Gwynn.Tony Gwynn, surrounded by his family at Pomerado Hospital in Poway, CA, loses his battle to salivary gland cancer at the age of 54. The Hall of Fame outfielder, who became the head baseball coach for San Diego State University after spending his entire major league career with the Padres, compiled a.338 career batting average over 20 seasons, collecting 3,141 hits, en route to tying Honus Wagner’s mark of eight National League batting titles.

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Seemingly asleep for 8 innings, the Mets suddenly wake up in the bottom of the 9th as Carlos Marmol is trying to protect a 3 – 0 lead for the Cubs. Marlon Byrd starts off the inning with a solo homer, Lucas Duda draws a walk and John Buck singles. Omar Quintanilla bunts both runners into scoring position before Kirk Nieuwenhuis, hitting .097 for the season, connects for a walk-off three-run homer. Marmol is only pitching because closer Kevin Gregg, who has been perfect in 10 save opportunities so far, is unavailable after pitching in the Cubbies’ last four games.

Seemingly asleep for 8 innings, the Mets suddenly wake up in the bottom of the 9th as Carlos Marmol is trying to protect a 3 – 0 lead for the Cubs. Marlon Byrd starts off the inning with a solo homer, Lucas Duda draws a walk and John Buck singles. Omar Quintanilla bunts both runners into scoring position before Kirk Nieuwenhuis, hitting .097 for the season, connects for a walk-off three-run homer. Marmol is only pitching because closer Kevin Gregg, who has been perfect in 10 save opportunities so far, is unavailable after pitching in the Cubbies’ last four games.

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2012 – Jason Hammel pitches a one-hitter as the Orioles defeat the Braves, 5 – 0, in an interleague game. Ervin Santana joins him later that evening. He retires the first 20 batters of the game before allowing a two-out single to Justin Upton in the 7th; the Angels defeat the Diamondbacks, 2 – 0.

2012 – Jason Hammel pitches a one-hitter as the Orioles defeat the Braves, 5 – 0, in an interleague game. Ervin Santana joins him later that evening. He retires the first 20 batters of the game before allowing a two-out single to Justin Upton in the 7th; the Angels defeat the Diamondbacks, 2 – 0.

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The Braves beat the Mets, 9 – 8, on an anticlimactic play in the 10th inning. After rallying from two runs down in the bottom of the 9th on Brooks Conrad’s two-run homer off closer Francisco Rodriguez, the Braves take advantage of a balk by reliever D.J. Carrasco that allows Diory Hernandez to score the winning run. Before coming back, the Braves blow a 6 – 2 lead by giving up a four-run 5th inning to the Mets. Chipper Jones drives in 5 runs, tying a career best.

The Braves beat the Mets, 9 – 8, on an anticlimactic play in the 10th inning. After rallying from two runs down in the bottom of the 9th on Brooks Conrad’s two-run homer off closer Francisco Rodriguez, the Braves take advantage of a balk by reliever D.J. Carrasco that allows Diory Hernandez to score the winning run. Before coming back, the Braves blow a 6 – 2 lead by giving up a four-run 5th inning to the Mets. Chipper Jones drives in 5 runs, tying a career best.

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The Chunichi Dragons beat the Softbank Hawks, 5 – 2. Hitoki Iwase goes 1-2-3 in the 9th, with two strikeouts, to save his 287th game. He surpasses Shingo Takatsu as the career NPB leader. Hiroki Kokubo fans to end the game. Kazuki Yoshimi gets the win and D.J. Houlton takes the loss.

The Chunichi Dragons beat the Softbank Hawks, 5 – 2. Hitoki Iwase goes 1-2-3 in the 9th, with two strikeouts, to save his 287th game. He surpasses Shingo Takatsu as the career NPB leader. Hiroki Kokubo fans to end the game. Kazuki Yoshimi gets the win and D.J. Houlton takes the loss.

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Cliff Lee pitches a two-hitter to run the Phillies’ winning streak to 7 with a 3 – 0 win over the reeling Marlins. The Phillies have the best record in the major leagues at 44-26. Lee also helps with the bat, collecting two hits and an RBI in improving his record to 7-5.

Cliff Lee pitches a two-hitter to run the Phillies’ winning streak to 7 with a 3 – 0 win over the reeling Marlins. The Phillies have the best record in the major leagues at 44-26. Lee also helps with the bat, collecting two hits and an RBI in improving his record to 7-5.

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The Dodgers beat the Reds, 6 – 2, behind a strong pitching performance by Clayton Kershaw to move into first place in the NL West. Kershaw has gone 6-1 in his last 8 starts to emerge as the Dodgers’ ace and help them move past the Padres.

The Dodgers beat the Reds, 6 – 2, behind a strong pitching performance by Clayton Kershaw to move into first place in the NL West. Kershaw has gone 6-1 in his last 8 starts to emerge as the Dodgers’ ace and help them move past the Padres.

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Jamie Moyer’s first outing at the new Yankee Stadium is a successful one when he limits New York to only three hits in eight innings of work in the 6-3 Phillies’ victory. The Bronx Bombers’ new ball yard is the 48th venue the 47 year-old southpaw has pitched in during his career, surpassing Rudy Seanez’s record for the most appearances in different major league ballparks.

Jamie Moyer’s first outing at the new Yankee Stadium is a successful one when he limits New York to only three hits in eight innings of work in the 6-3 Phillies’ victory. The Bronx Bombers’ new ball yard is the 48th venue the 47 year-old southpaw has pitched in during his career, surpassing Rudy Seanez’s record for the most appearances in different major league ballparks.

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The Mets continue their roller-coaster season, winning their 6th in a row with an 8 – 4 decision over Cleveland. All nine Mets starters collect at least one hit and either score or drive in a run. Shelley Duncan, making a rare start in LF for the Indians, helps out with some poor defensive play but does atone himself somewhat with a two-run homer off winner Jon Niese.

The Mets continue their roller-coaster season, winning their 6th in a row with an 8 – 4 decision over Cleveland. All nine Mets starters collect at least one hit and either score or drive in a run. Shelley Duncan, making a rare start in LF for the Indians, helps out with some poor defensive play but does atone himself somewhat with a two-run homer off winner Jon Niese.

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Michael Young’s two-run single in the eighth inning not only contributes to the Rangers’ 6-3 victory over Florida but also establishes a club record for hits. The 33 year-old third baseman surpasses Ivan Rodriguez’s club record with his 1,748th hit, reaching the mark in 91 fewer games than Pudge.

Michael Young’s two-run single in the eighth inning not only contributes to the Rangers’ 6-3 victory over Florida but also establishes a club record for hits. The 33 year-old third baseman surpasses Ivan Rodriguez’s club record with his 1,748th hit, reaching the mark in 91 fewer games than Pudge.

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The University of North Carolina cruises to an 11 – 4 win over the University of Southern Mississippi in the 2009 College World Series. Dustin Ackley goes 5 for 6 to reach 27 career hits in College World Series play, breaking the record held by Sam Fuld.

The University of North Carolina cruises to an 11 – 4 win over the University of Southern Mississippi in the 2009 College World Series. Dustin Ackley goes 5 for 6 to reach 27 career hits in College World Series play, breaking the record held by Sam Fuld.

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The Seattle Mariners fire general manager Bill Bavasi with the Mariners having the worst record in baseball. Vice-President Lee Pelekoudas takes over the job. Bavasi was criticized for the signings or acquisitions of Jarrod Washburn (20-36 with Seattle), Carlos Silva (3-7), Erik Bedard (4-4) and 1B Richie Sexson.

The Seattle Mariners fire general manager Bill Bavasi with the Mariners having the worst record in baseball. Vice-President Lee Pelekoudas takes over the job. Bavasi was criticized for the signings or acquisitions of Jarrod Washburn (20-36 with Seattle), Carlos Silva (3-7), Erik Bedard (4-4) and 1B Richie Sexson.

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For the first time in 35 years, the Yankees play a regular season game in the nation’s capital, beating the Nationals in an inter-league contest at RFK Stadium, 7-5. The Bronx Bombers’ previous game in Washington, played in the same ballpark on Sept. 30, 1971, ended with New York being awarded a 9-0 victory when Senators fans, as a protest to losing another franchise for the second time since 1961, refuse to leave the field with their team ahead by two runs in the season finale.

For the first time in 35 years, the Yankees play a regular season game in the nation’s capital, beating the Nationals in an inter-league contest at RFK Stadium, 7-5. The Bronx Bombers’ previous game in Washington, played in the same ballpark on Sept. 30, 1971, ended with New York being awarded a 9-0 victory when Senators fans, as a protest to losing another franchise for the second time since 1961, refuse to leave the field with their team ahead by two runs in the season finale.

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With a 9 – 6 victory over the Dodgers, Kansas City becomes the first major league team to record three-game sweeps over the Dodgers and Yankees in one regular season. The Angels and Mariners also swept the Yankees and Dodgers in one season since interleague play began in 1997, but both were not three-game sweeps. At this point, Kansas City has posted an 11-4 record since Buddy Bell took over as manager on May 31st.

With a 9 – 6 victory over the Dodgers, Kansas City becomes the first major league team to record three-game sweeps over the Dodgers and Yankees in one regular season. The Angels and Mariners also swept the Yankees and Dodgers in one season since interleague play began in 1997, but both were not three-game sweeps. At this point, Kansas City has posted an 11-4 record since Buddy Bell took over as manager on May 31st.

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The Colorado Rockies become the seventh major league club since 1900 to go 4-26 in its first 30 road games, joining the Washington Senators (1904), Philadelphia Athletics (1916), Philadelphia Phillies (1928), Chicago Cubs (1981), Minnesota Twins (1982) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2005).

The Colorado Rockies become the seventh major league club since 1900 to go 4-26 in its first 30 road games, joining the Washington Senators (1904), Philadelphia Athletics (1916), Philadelphia Phillies (1928), Chicago Cubs (1981), Minnesota Twins (1982) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2005).

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Atlanta Braves veteran first baseman Julio Franco (46) records his first two-steal game since 1994 and teammate pitcher John Smoltz (38) posts his first two-hit game since 1999 in the Braves’ 5 – 2 victory over Cincinnati.

Atlanta Braves veteran first baseman Julio Franco (46) records his first two-steal game since 1994 and teammate pitcher John Smoltz (38) posts his first two-hit game since 1999 in the Braves’ 5 – 2 victory over Cincinnati.

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The Phillies score seven runs in the bottom of the ninth in an amazing 8-7 come-from-behind win over the stunned Pirates. Mike Lieberthal’s two-out, three-run blast off Rich Loiselle is the final blow that sinks the Bucs.

The Phillies score seven runs in the bottom of the ninth in an amazing 8-7 come-from-behind win over the stunned Pirates. Mike Lieberthal’s two-out, three-run blast off Rich Loiselle is the final blow that sinks the Bucs.

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In the first regular-season meeting between the two major league teams in Ohio, Reds’ rookie right-hander Brett Tomko tosses 7.1 shutout innings in Cincinnati’s 4-1 win over the Indians at Cleveland’s Jacobs Field. The victory will prove to be costly for Cincy when Barry Larkin ruptures his heel running out a double, putting their All-Star shortstop on the shelf for six weeks.

In the first regular-season meeting between the two major league teams in Ohio, Reds’ rookie right-hander Brett Tomko tosses 7.1 shutout innings in Cincinnati’s 4-1 win over the Indians at Cleveland’s Jacobs Field. The victory will prove to be costly for Cincy when Barry Larkin ruptures his heel running out a double, putting their All-Star shortstop on the shelf for six weeks.

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1996 – Legendary broadcaster Mel Allen dies at the age of 83. In 1939, Allen started doing play-by-play for both the New York Yankees and New York Giants, and later narrated the long-running television show, This Week in Baseball. In 1978, Allen received the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence.

1996 – Legendary broadcaster Mel Allen dies at the age of 83. In 1939, Allen started doing play-by-play for both the New York Yankees and New York Giants, and later narrated the long-running television show, This Week in Baseball. In 1978, Allen received the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence.

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At the age of 83, Hall of Fame broadcaster Mel Allen, best known for his years doing play-by-play for the Yankees, dies of heart failure. His “How about that” signature line will become familiar to another generation of fans through the syndicated This Week in Baseball show, which he hosted from the show’s inception in 1977.

At the age of 83, Hall of Fame broadcaster Mel Allen, best known for his years doing play-by-play for the Yankees, dies of heart failure. His “How about that” signature line will become familiar to another generation of fans through the syndicated This Week in Baseball show, which he hosted from the show’s inception in 1977.

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1993 – Ken Griffey, Jr. of the Seattle Mariners hits his 100th career home run in Seattle’s 6 – 1 victory over Kansas City to become the fourth-youngest to hit the century mark. Only Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews and Tony Conigliaro did it faster than the 23-year-old Griffey.

1993 – Ken Griffey, Jr. of the Seattle Mariners hits his 100th career home run in Seattle’s 6 – 1 victory over Kansas City to become the fourth-youngest to hit the century mark. Only Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews and Tony Conigliaro did it faster than the 23-year-old Griffey.

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The 100th anniversary of Cracker Jack is celebrated with a party at Wrigley Field that includes distributing the candy-coated popcorn and peanut treat, that was introduced at the Chicago World Fair in 1893, free of charge to all of the fans attending the Cubs’ game against Florida. Sailor Jack, the company’s mascot, throws out the ceremonial first pitch.

The 100th anniversary of Cracker Jack is celebrated with a party at Wrigley Field that includes distributing the candy-coated popcorn and peanut treat, that was introduced at the Chicago World Fair in 1893, free of charge to all of the fans attending the Cubs’ game against Florida. Sailor Jack, the company’s mascot, throws out the ceremonial first pitch.

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In his first major league at-bat, Marlins catcher Mitch Lyden hits a home run off Jose Bautista in the team’s 6-4 loss to Chicago at Wrigley Field. The second-inning homer will be the only round-tripper in the brief career of the rookie backstop, who will play in just six games, collecting three hits in ten plate appearances.

In his first major league at-bat, Marlins catcher Mitch Lyden hits a home run off Jose Bautista in the team’s 6-4 loss to Chicago at Wrigley Field. The second-inning homer will be the only round-tripper in the brief career of the rookie backstop, who will play in just six games, collecting three hits in ten plate appearances.

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During a pregame ceremony at Anaheim Stadium, the Angels become the first of three teams to retire Nolan Ryan’s number. The hard-throwing right-hander, who compiled a 138-121 record along with a 3.06 ERA in 291 games with California, will also have his number retired by the Astros and Rangers in 1996.

During a pregame ceremony at Anaheim Stadium, the Angels become the first of three teams to retire Nolan Ryan’s number. The hard-throwing right-hander, who compiled a 138-121 record along with a 3.06 ERA in 291 games with California, will also have his number retired by the Astros and Rangers in 1996.

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Otis Nixon establishes a National League record and ties the 1912 major league mark set by the A’s Eddie Collins by swiping six bases in one game. Crime doesn’t pay when the Braves outfielder’s thievery cannot overcome a 7-6 loss to Montreal at Olympic Stadium.

Otis Nixon establishes a National League record and ties the 1912 major league mark set by the A’s Eddie Collins by swiping six bases in one game. Crime doesn’t pay when the Braves outfielder’s thievery cannot overcome a 7-6 loss to Montreal at Olympic Stadium.

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Otis Nixon of the Atlanta Braves records six stolen bases against Montreal to set a modern National League record and tie the major league record set by Eddie Collins of the Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. Nixon also picks up three hits in Atlanta’s 7 – 6 loss.

Otis Nixon of the Atlanta Braves records six stolen bases against Montreal to set a modern National League record and tie the major league record set by Eddie Collins of the Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. Nixon also picks up three hits in Atlanta’s 7 – 6 loss.

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Rookie Andy Ashby strikes out the side in the 4th inning against Cincinnati on just nine pitches. It is only the 12th time in National League history that it has been accomplished and the first by a Phillies pitcher.

Rookie Andy Ashby strikes out the side in the 4th inning against Cincinnati on just nine pitches. It is only the 12th time in National League history that it has been accomplished and the first by a Phillies pitcher.

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    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 […]
  • The Brooklyn Dodgers win their only World Series
    On October 4, 1955,  after more than half a century of futility, the Brooklyn Dodgers finally win a World Championship, thanks to Johnny Podres' 2-0 shutout of the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The turning point of the historic contest proves to be an outstanding catch by defensive replacement Sandy Amoros in the sixth inning that […]
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