Tag: June 17

1983 – Dickie Thon tags two solo homers off Eric Show to give Nolan Ryan all the cushion he needs. Houston dumps San Diego, 4-1. Ryan fans six and is one behind Philly’s Steve Carlton in the all-time strikeout race. 

1983 – Dickie Thon tags two solo homers off Eric Show to give Nolan Ryan all the cushion he needs. Houston dumps San Diego, 4-1. Ryan fans six and is one behind Philly’s Steve Carlton in the all-time strikeout race. 

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1979 – Montreal puts a 19-3 hurt on the Astros, touching Joe Niekro for eight runs in the first three innings. George Throop and Randy Niemann are also blasted. Even winning pitcher Dan Schatzeder gets two hits. 

1979 – Montreal puts a 19-3 hurt on the Astros, touching Joe Niekro for eight runs in the first three innings. George Throop and Randy Niemann are also blasted. Even winning pitcher Dan Schatzeder gets two hits. 

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2009 – Ivan Rodriguez sets the record for most games caught in a big league career (2,227) but he commits two errors that help the Rangers outlast Houston, 5-4, in ten innings. Hunter Pence notches four hits including two doubles and a solo homer. 

2009 – Ivan Rodriguez sets the record for most games caught in a big league career (2,227) but he commits two errors that help the Rangers outlast Houston, 5-4, in ten innings. Hunter Pence notches four hits including two doubles and a solo homer. 

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1998 – Houston nails closer Jeff Brantley with four runs in the bottom of the ninth to stun the Cardinals, 6-5. After Jeff Bagwell launches a two-run bomb to tie the game, Brad Ausmus singles home Carl Everett with the game-winner. C.J. Nitkowski is the beneficiary, picking up his second win. 

1998 – Houston nails closer Jeff Brantley with four runs in the bottom of the ninth to stun the Cardinals, 6-5. After Jeff Bagwell launches a two-run bomb to tie the game, Brad Ausmus singles home Carl Everett with the game-winner. C.J. Nitkowski is the beneficiary, picking up his second win. 

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2016 – Michael Saunders leads the Blue Jays to a 13 – 3 win over the Orioles with three homers and eight RBIs. He connects twice for three-run homers off Mike Wright, then adds a two-run shot against Ubaldo Jimenez as the red hot Blue Jays move to one game back of first-place Baltimore.

2016 – Michael Saunders leads the Blue Jays to a 13 – 3 win over the Orioles with three homers and eight RBIs. He connects twice for three-run homers off Mike Wright, then adds a two-run shot against Ubaldo Jimenez as the red hot Blue Jays move to one game back of first-place Baltimore.

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2015 – Michael Pineda makes a bid for a no-hitter until Christian Yelich of the Marlins leads off the 7th inning with a home run; Pineda leaves after two more outs, getting credit for a 2 – 1 Yankees win, although, even if he had not given up a hit, he would likely not have had the chance to pitch any deeper into the game due to pitch count concerns. Miami almost ties the game in the 8th, but Adeiny Hechevarria’s run on a fielder’s choice by Dee Gordon is overturned after Yankees manager Joe Girardi successfully challenges the call. Alex Rodriguez has a pair of hits for New York, bringing him within 3 of the 3,000 hit club.

2015 – Michael Pineda makes a bid for a no-hitter until Christian Yelich of the Marlins leads off the 7th inning with a home run; Pineda leaves after two more outs, getting credit for a 2 – 1 Yankees win, although, even if he had not given up a hit, he would likely not have had the chance to pitch any deeper into the game due to pitch count concerns. Miami almost ties the game in the 8th, but Adeiny Hechevarria’s run on a fielder’s choice by Dee Gordon is overturned after Yankees manager Joe Girardi successfully challenges the call. Alex Rodriguez has a pair of hits for New York, bringing him within 3 of the 3,000 hit club.

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Shades of the 1980s ? The Royals take over first place in the AL Central with an 11 – 4 win over the Tigers as they batter Max Scherzer for 10 runs in 4 innings on their way to their 9th straight win. The Royals had not been in first place this late in a season since 2003, when they managed to ride a surprise strong start to a freakish winning record, although they finished well out of the postseason picture.

Shades of the 1980s ? The Royals take over first place in the AL Central with an 11 – 4 win over the Tigers as they batter Max Scherzer for 10 runs in 4 innings on their way to their 9th straight win. The Royals had not been in first place this late in a season since 2003, when they managed to ride a surprise strong start to a freakish winning record, although they finished well out of the postseason picture.

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Despite violence and unrest in the Ukraine, the country makes its first appearance in a European Cup in 14 years. KTNU Elizavetgrad is one-hit by DOOR Neptunus hurlers Misja Harcksen, Floris Timmer and Jorian van Acker in a 6-0 loss; only Roman Boyko connects safely. The team will do better tomorrow, topping France’s Templiers de Sénart in extra innings.

Despite violence and unrest in the Ukraine, the country makes its first appearance in a European Cup in 14 years. KTNU Elizavetgrad is one-hit by DOOR Neptunus hurlers Misja Harcksen, Floris Timmer and Jorian van Acker in a 6-0 loss; only Roman Boyko connects safely. The team will do better tomorrow, topping France’s Templiers de Sénart in extra innings.

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With their ninth straight victory, the Royals take over the lead in the American League Central, beating last year’s Cy Young Award winner, Max Scherzer, and the Tigers at Comerica Park, 11-4. The last time Kansas City had sole possession of first place after playing 70 games was on June 25, 1980, when they led Chicago by 8.5 in the AL West, en route to winning the American League pennant.

With their ninth straight victory, the Royals take over the lead in the American League Central, beating last year’s Cy Young Award winner, Max Scherzer, and the Tigers at Comerica Park, 11-4. The last time Kansas City had sole possession of first place after playing 70 games was on June 25, 1980, when they led Chicago by 8.5 in the AL West, en route to winning the American League pennant.

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2013 – Max Scherzer of the Tigers improves to 10-0, pitching 6 innings of one-hit ball in a 5 – 1 win over the Orioles. He is the first major league starter to go 10-0 since Roger Clemens in 1997, and just the second in Tigers history, following George Mullin, who began the 1909 season with 11 straight wins.

2013 – Max Scherzer of the Tigers improves to 10-0, pitching 6 innings of one-hit ball in a 5 – 1 win over the Orioles. He is the first major league starter to go 10-0 since Roger Clemens in 1997, and just the second in Tigers history, following George Mullin, who began the 1909 season with 11 straight wins.

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2011 – Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife Jamie reach a divorce settlement that will determine the fate of the team. A judge will decide at a one-day trial on August 4th whether the team is the sole property of Frank McCourt, as he claims, or community property of the former couple, as his wife pretends. If the ruling is the latter, the property will be split 50-50 between the two estranged spouses, forcing the sale of the team. But even if Frank McCourt’s claim is upheld, his shaky financial situation, including an expected $100 million payment he is likely to be ordered to make to Jamie, could also result in the team’s sale. The divorce settlement will become null three days later when Commissioner Bud Selig rejects a proposed television deal with Fox Sports on whose execution the settlement was based.

2011 – Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife Jamie reach a divorce settlement that will determine the fate of the team. A judge will decide at a one-day trial on August 4th whether the team is the sole property of Frank McCourt, as he claims, or community property of the former couple, as his wife pretends. If the ruling is the latter, the property will be split 50-50 between the two estranged spouses, forcing the sale of the team. But even if Frank McCourt’s claim is upheld, his shaky financial situation, including an expected $100 million payment he is likely to be ordered to make to Jamie, could also result in the team’s sale. The divorce settlement will become null three days later when Commissioner Bud Selig rejects a proposed television deal with Fox Sports on whose execution the settlement was based.

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2010 – The Rockies’ Ubaldo Jimenez continues to dominate. After today’s 5 – 1 win over the Twins, he leads the majors with 13 wins (against only one loss) and a 1.15 ERA, drawing comparisons to Hall of Famer Bob Gibson’s record-setting 1968 season. Since Lefty Gomez in 1932, only Roger Clemens had started 13-1.

2010 – The Rockies’ Ubaldo Jimenez continues to dominate. After today’s 5 – 1 win over the Twins, he leads the majors with 13 wins (against only one loss) and a 1.15 ERA, drawing comparisons to Hall of Famer Bob Gibson’s record-setting 1968 season. Since Lefty Gomez in 1932, only Roger Clemens had started 13-1.

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The Pirates beat the Twins, 8 – 2. Andy LaRoche and Adam LaRoche both homer, the first brother combo to homer in the same game for Pittsburgh since the Waners in 1938. Andrew McCutchen also hits his first home run as the league’s weakest team (in terms of homers) rides the long ball to victory.

The Pirates beat the Twins, 8 – 2. Andy LaRoche and Adam LaRoche both homer, the first brother combo to homer in the same game for Pittsburgh since the Waners in 1938. Andrew McCutchen also hits his first home run as the league’s weakest team (in terms of homers) rides the long ball to victory.

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Fans attending tonight’s game at Fenway Park will have an opportunity to win food and prizes, along with one lucky patron, sitting 500 feet from the plate, receiving a pair of tickets for a future contest. The Red Sox are treating their fans to celebrate the 500th straight sellout at home, a streak begun on May 15, 2003, in which almost 18 million have seen the club compile a 326-173 record over the first 499 games of the record span.

Fans attending tonight’s game at Fenway Park will have an opportunity to win food and prizes, along with one lucky patron, sitting 500 feet from the plate, receiving a pair of tickets for a future contest. The Red Sox are treating their fans to celebrate the 500th straight sellout at home, a streak begun on May 15, 2003, in which almost 18 million have seen the club compile a 326-173 record over the first 499 games of the record span.

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Ivan Rodriguez catches the 2,227th game of his career, breaking Carlton Fisk’s record, in Houston’s 5 – 4, 10-inning loss to his former team, the Texas Rangers. For Texas, Omar Vizquel, the all-time leader for games played at shortstop, picks up his 2,677th hit, tying Luis Aparicio for most hits by a Venezuelan player.

Ivan Rodriguez catches the 2,227th game of his career, breaking Carlton Fisk’s record, in Houston’s 5 – 4, 10-inning loss to his former team, the Texas Rangers. For Texas, Omar Vizquel, the all-time leader for games played at shortstop, picks up his 2,677th hit, tying Luis Aparicio for most hits by a Venezuelan player.

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In the Mariners’ 5-4 win over Florida at Safeco Field, Felix Hernandez strikes out the side on nine pitches to become the 13th pitcher in American League history to throw an immaculate inning. King Felix’s fourth frame victims include Jeremy Hermida (swinging), Jorge Cantu (swinging), and Mike Jacobs (looking).

In the Mariners’ 5-4 win over Florida at Safeco Field, Felix Hernandez strikes out the side on nine pitches to become the 13th pitcher in American League history to throw an immaculate inning. King Felix’s fourth frame victims include Jeremy Hermida (swinging), Jorge Cantu (swinging), and Mike Jacobs (looking).

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After a 9-6 victory against the Angels in the first game of a West Coast road trip, the Mets fire manager Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson, and first base coach Tom Nieto, shortly after 3 a.m. Eastern time. The team’s 18th manager, who compiled a 302-253 record in 3+ seasons with New York, will be replaced by bench coach Jerry Manuel on an interim basis until the end of the season.

After a 9-6 victory against the Angels in the first game of a West Coast road trip, the Mets fire manager Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson, and first base coach Tom Nieto, shortly after 3 a.m. Eastern time. The team’s 18th manager, who compiled a 302-253 record in 3+ seasons with New York, will be replaced by bench coach Jerry Manuel on an interim basis until the end of the season.

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In the small hours of the morning after beating the Los Angeles Angels, 9 – 6, on the West Coast, the New York Mets fire manager Willie Randolph and two of his coaches with the team in 4th place. Bench coach Jerry Manuel is named interim manager.

In the small hours of the morning after beating the Los Angeles Angels, 9 – 6, on the West Coast, the New York Mets fire manager Willie Randolph and two of his coaches with the team in 4th place. Bench coach Jerry Manuel is named interim manager.

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Brandon Watson of the Columbus Clippers hits in his 43rd consecutive game, breaking the 95-year-old International League record previously held by Jack Lelivelt. The record-shattering blow is a single off J.D. Durbin.

Brandon Watson of the Columbus Clippers hits in his 43rd consecutive game, breaking the 95-year-old International League record previously held by Jack Lelivelt. The record-shattering blow is a single off J.D. Durbin.

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Former Red Sox Brian Daubach starts at first base for the Mets, drawing three walks and scoring two runs one day after being called up from Triple-A Norfolk. Daubach was drafted by the Mets in the 17th round way back in 1990, but this is his first big league game for the club.

Former Red Sox Brian Daubach starts at first base for the Mets, drawing three walks and scoring two runs one day after being called up from Triple-A Norfolk. Daubach was drafted by the Mets in the 17th round way back in 1990, but this is his first big league game for the club.

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In interleague play, the Arizona Diamondbacks give up 10 runs in the 3rd inning of their 13 – 6 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The Diamondbacks, who allowed 10 runs in the 6th inning on June 15th to the Cubs, become the first team since the 1969 Mets to allow 10 runs in an inning in consecutive games. The Mets did it on one day, during a July 30th doubleheader against Houston.

In interleague play, the Arizona Diamondbacks give up 10 runs in the 3rd inning of their 13 – 6 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The Diamondbacks, who allowed 10 runs in the 6th inning on June 15th to the Cubs, become the first team since the 1969 Mets to allow 10 runs in an inning in consecutive games. The Mets did it on one day, during a July 30th doubleheader against Houston.

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At New Hampshire’s Holman Stadium, the Nashua Pride of the independent Atlantic League celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Watergate break-in by giving away Richard Nixon bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans in attendance. The minor league promotion, which included free entrance to anyone named Woodward or Bernstein and eighteen and a half minutes of silence to match the time of the gap in the infamous Watergate tape, had no reports of stolen signs during the game.

At New Hampshire’s Holman Stadium, the Nashua Pride of the independent Atlantic League celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Watergate break-in by giving away Richard Nixon bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans in attendance. The minor league promotion, which included free entrance to anyone named Woodward or Bernstein and eighteen and a half minutes of silence to match the time of the gap in the infamous Watergate tape, had no reports of stolen signs during the game.

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The Philadelphia Phillies enter a 25-year agreement with Citizens Bank, one of the nation’s largest commercial bank holding companies, which includes naming Philadelphia’s new baseball facility, Citizens Bank Park. At the new ballpark, a gigantic Liberty Bell towering 100 feet above street level will come to life after every Phillies home run.

The Philadelphia Phillies enter a 25-year agreement with Citizens Bank, one of the nation’s largest commercial bank holding companies, which includes naming Philadelphia’s new baseball facility, Citizens Bank Park. At the new ballpark, a gigantic Liberty Bell towering 100 feet above street level will come to life after every Phillies home run.

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The Phillies enter into a 25-year naming rights agreement to call their new home Citizens Bank Park, promoting one of the nation’s largest commercial holding companies. At Philadelphia’s newest ballpark, a gigantic Liberty Bell, towering 100 feet above street level, will come to life after every Phillies homer.

The Phillies enter into a 25-year naming rights agreement to call their new home Citizens Bank Park, promoting one of the nation’s largest commercial holding companies. At Philadelphia’s newest ballpark, a gigantic Liberty Bell, towering 100 feet above street level, will come to life after every Phillies homer.

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Blake Stein ties an American League record when he records eight consecutive strikeouts in the Royals’ 5-2 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park. The right-hander’s streak started with striking out Richie Sexson for the last out of the first inning and ended after he fanned Mark Loretta to start the fourth frame.

Blake Stein ties an American League record when he records eight consecutive strikeouts in the Royals’ 5-2 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park. The right-hander’s streak started with striking out Richie Sexson for the last out of the first inning and ended after he fanned Mark Loretta to start the fourth frame.

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2001 – Blake Stein of the Kansas City Royals strikes out 8 straight batters, and 11 in 5 2/3 innings, but the Milwaukee Brewers beat Kansas City, 5 – 2. Only Nolan Ryan (twice), Ron Davis and Roger Clemens have struck out eight in a row in the American League. Tom Seaver holds the major league record with 10 consecutive strikeouts, which was set in 1970.

2001 – Blake Stein of the Kansas City Royals strikes out 8 straight batters, and 11 in 5 2/3 innings, but the Milwaukee Brewers beat Kansas City, 5 – 2. Only Nolan Ryan (twice), Ron Davis and Roger Clemens have struck out eight in a row in the American League. Tom Seaver holds the major league record with 10 consecutive strikeouts, which was set in 1970.

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Darin Erstad hits a double to get his 100th hit of the season, in the Angels’ 10 – 3 win over Arizona. Erstad’s hit comes in his 61st game, and he is the fastest to reach 100 hits since Heinie Manush in 1934.

Darin Erstad hits a double to get his 100th hit of the season, in the Angels’ 10 – 3 win over Arizona. Erstad’s hit comes in his 61st game, and he is the fastest to reach 100 hits since Heinie Manush in 1934.

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1997 – The Freeway Series hits the street in Los Angeles, CA, and the Dodgers drive home with the first victory in this interleague play on Todd Zeile’s second home run of the game. The Dodgers trail the Angels by one run in the 9th inning, but tie the game on a wild pitch and win it, 4 – 3, on Zeile’s homer.

1997 – The Freeway Series hits the street in Los Angeles, CA, and the Dodgers drive home with the first victory in this interleague play on Todd Zeile’s second home run of the game. The Dodgers trail the Angels by one run in the 9th inning, but tie the game on a wild pitch and win it, 4 – 3, on Zeile’s homer.

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6/17/1996: Raul Mondesi had a three run homer and Todd Hollandsworth hit a two run shot for the Dodgers in the top of the first against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Cub pitcher Mike Campbell also allowed two other hits. After two batters in the bottom of the first and a 1:38 rain delay, those hits and the Dodgers 5-0 lead were wiped out.

6/17/1996: Raul Mondesi had a three run homer and Todd Hollandsworth hit a two run shot for the Dodgers in the top of the first against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Cub pitcher Mike Campbell also allowed two other hits. After two batters in the bottom of the first and a 1:38 rain delay, those hits and the Dodgers 5-0 lead were wiped out.

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1995 – Relief pitcher Mitch Williams is released by the California Angels. Williams, who considered retirement last year after being released by Houston, ends his career with a unique statistic on his resume: 526 hits and 537 walks allowed in 684 2/3 innings pitched. He is the only pitcher in major league history with more than 250 innings to allow more walks than hits.

1995 – Relief pitcher Mitch Williams is released by the California Angels. Williams, who considered retirement last year after being released by Houston, ends his career with a unique statistic on his resume: 526 hits and 537 walks allowed in 684 2/3 innings pitched. He is the only pitcher in major league history with more than 250 innings to allow more walks than hits.

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Baseball owners vote overwhelmingly, 26-2, in favor of expanding the playoffs for the first time since 1969. The new system, which is set to begin in 1994, will double the number of teams that qualify for the postseason to eight by realigning each league to three divisions, with two teams qualifying as wild cards. The 1994 strike will delay its implementation by one year, however.

Baseball owners vote overwhelmingly, 26-2, in favor of expanding the playoffs for the first time since 1969. The new system, which is set to begin in 1994, will double the number of teams that qualify for the postseason to eight by realigning each league to three divisions, with two teams qualifying as wild cards. The 1994 strike will delay its implementation by one year, however.

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Carlos Baerga of the Cleveland Indians hits three home runs in a 9 – 5 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Detroit hits five home runs of their own, including a pair each by Travis Fryman and Dan Gladden. Baerga, Fryman and Gladden also tie an American League record for three players with two or more home runs in a nine-inning game.

Carlos Baerga of the Cleveland Indians hits three home runs in a 9 – 5 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Detroit hits five home runs of their own, including a pair each by Travis Fryman and Dan Gladden. Baerga, Fryman and Gladden also tie an American League record for three players with two or more home runs in a nine-inning game.

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Dodger farmhand Mike Piazza, believing he was low balled in his contract negations, takes exception to the team giving a reported bonus of $500,00 to top draft pick Ryan Luzinski, a 220-pound catcher from Holy Cross High in Delran, New Jersey who will never play in a major league game. Next season, Piazza will be selected as the National League’s Rookie of the Year, and will hit .331 in seven seasons for LA.

Dodger farmhand Mike Piazza, believing he was low balled in his contract negations, takes exception to the team giving a reported bonus of $500,00 to top draft pick Ryan Luzinski, a 220-pound catcher from Holy Cross High in Delran, New Jersey who will never play in a major league game. Next season, Piazza will be selected as the National League’s Rookie of the Year, and will hit .331 in seven seasons for LA.

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1987 – Former Kansas City Royals manager Dick Howser dies from brain cancer at the age of 51. The popular Howser, who led the Royals to the 1985 World Championship, fell ill during the 1986 season. He attempted to return to managing in spring training in 1987, only to give up the comeback because of his weakened condition. His uniform number, 10, will be retired by the club on July 3rd.

1987 – Former Kansas City Royals manager Dick Howser dies from brain cancer at the age of 51. The popular Howser, who led the Royals to the 1985 World Championship, fell ill during the 1986 season. He attempted to return to managing in spring training in 1987, only to give up the comeback because of his weakened condition. His uniform number, 10, will be retired by the club on July 3rd.

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6/17/1983: In the top of the second inning, Al Cowens of the Mariners circled the bases on an inside the park home run to left field. However, Cowens was called out on appeal for missing the second base bag during his dash in Kansas City.

6/17/1983: In the top of the second inning, Al Cowens of the Mariners circled the bases on an inside the park home run to left field. However, Cowens was called out on appeal for missing the second base bag during his dash in Kansas City.

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Indians’ GM Jim Campbell announces the team has temporarily closed a 10,500 seat area in the bleachers at Cleveland Stadium due to the behavior of some rowdy fans, who pelted Milwaukee’s outfielders Gorman Thomas and Sixto Lezcano with miscellaneous objects during yesterday’s 5-3 loss to the Brew Crew. The Tribe will reopen the section at the end of the month, after putting in place tighter security and limiting the sale of beer.

Indians’ GM Jim Campbell announces the team has temporarily closed a 10,500 seat area in the bleachers at Cleveland Stadium due to the behavior of some rowdy fans, who pelted Milwaukee’s outfielders Gorman Thomas and Sixto Lezcano with miscellaneous objects during yesterday’s 5-3 loss to the Brew Crew. The Tribe will reopen the section at the end of the month, after putting in place tighter security and limiting the sale of beer.

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Inspired by Ron Guidry’s performance of striking out 15 Angels in six innings and finishing the game with 18 Ks to establish a new American League mark for southpaws, the crowd at Yankee Stadium initiates a new baseball tradition when they begin to rhythmically clap each time there are two strikes on the batter. The left-hander’s performance in the 4-0 victory over California will lead the team’s television announcer, Phil Rizzuto, to coin a new nickname, referring to the Lafayette native as ‘Louisiana Lightning’.

Inspired by Ron Guidry’s performance of striking out 15 Angels in six innings and finishing the game with 18 Ks to establish a new American League mark for southpaws, the crowd at Yankee Stadium initiates a new baseball tradition when they begin to rhythmically clap each time there are two strikes on the batter. The left-hander’s performance in the 4-0 victory over California will lead the team’s television announcer, Phil Rizzuto, to coin a new nickname, referring to the Lafayette native as ‘Louisiana Lightning’.

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1978 – Ron Guidry of the New York Yankees strikes out 18 batters in a four-hit, 4 – 0 shutout of the California Angels, to set an American League record for a left-handed pitcher in a single game. Guidry, who strikes out 15 in the first six innings, posts his 11th consecutive victory without a loss. The performance will help coin a new nickname for Guidry as the team’s announcer, Phil Rizzuto, begins to refer to him as “Louisiana Lightning”, inspiring a new Yankees tradition as the fans begin to clap rhythmically each time there are two strikes on the batter.

1978 – Ron Guidry of the New York Yankees strikes out 18 batters in a four-hit, 4 – 0 shutout of the California Angels, to set an American League record for a left-handed pitcher in a single game. Guidry, who strikes out 15 in the first six innings, posts his 11th consecutive victory without a loss. The performance will help coin a new nickname for Guidry as the team’s announcer, Phil Rizzuto, begins to refer to him as “Louisiana Lightning”, inspiring a new Yankees tradition as the fans begin to clap rhythmically each time there are two strikes on the batter.

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    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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