Tag: June 22

2002 – Stunned by the death of ex-teammate Darryl Kile, Astro veterans Craig Biggio, Brad Ausmus and Jeff Bagwell sit out a game against the Seattle Mariners. But all come in to pinch hit as the game moves into extra innings with an emotional Bagwell singling home Julio Lugo with the winning run in the 12th for a 3-2 victory. Daryle Ward plates the other two runs. Ricky Stone wins in relief. 

2002 – Stunned by the death of ex-teammate Darryl Kile, Astro veterans Craig Biggio, Brad Ausmus and Jeff Bagwell sit out a game against the Seattle Mariners. But all come in to pinch hit as the game moves into extra innings with an emotional Bagwell singling home Julio Lugo with the winning run in the 12th for a 3-2 victory. Daryle Ward plates the other two runs. Ricky Stone wins in relief. 

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1993 – Jeff Bagwell does it all in a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers. He singles, doubles, homers, scores twice, drives in two and steals home. Darryl Kile goes the distance for his seventh win. All of Houston’s runs are unearned. 

1993 – Jeff Bagwell does it all in a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers. He singles, doubles, homers, scores twice, drives in two and steals home. Darryl Kile goes the distance for his seventh win. All of Houston’s runs are unearned. 

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1984 – Bill Doran slaps two triples and drives in four to spark a 10-3 victory over the Giants. Mark Bailey adds a home run. Mike Scott delivers two hits of his own while winning his fourth of the year. 

1984 – Bill Doran slaps two triples and drives in four to spark a 10-3 victory over the Giants. Mark Bailey adds a home run. Mike Scott delivers two hits of his own while winning his fourth of the year. 

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1966 – The Astros set a home attendance mark which stands for 22 years, as 50,908 fans watch Sandy Koufax and the Dodgers down Houston, 5-2. Koufax is no mystery to Jim Wynn who goes 4-for-4 with a homer and two doubles. John Bateman also doubles twice but they don’t get enough help elsewhere. 

1966 – The Astros set a home attendance mark which stands for 22 years, as 50,908 fans watch Sandy Koufax and the Dodgers down Houston, 5-2. Koufax is no mystery to Jim Wynn who goes 4-for-4 with a homer and two doubles. John Bateman also doubles twice but they don’t get enough help elsewhere. 

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1962 – Dick Farrell ponders life’s unfairness. He is the losing pitcher while New York’s Al Jackson tosses a 2-0 one-hitter in the opener of a twinbill at the Polo Grounds. In the nightcap, the Colts explode for a 16-3 triumph. Winning pitcher Jim Golden gets support from four Houston homers and six Met errors, including three by first baseman “Marvelous” Marv Throneberry. Golden helps himself with three hits, including two triples.

1962 – Dick Farrell ponders life’s unfairness. He is the losing pitcher while New York’s Al Jackson tosses a 2-0 one-hitter in the opener of a twinbill at the Polo Grounds. In the nightcap, the Colts explode for a 16-3 triumph. Winning pitcher Jim Golden gets support from four Houston homers and six Met errors, including three by first baseman “Marvelous” Marv Throneberry. Golden helps himself with three hits, including two triples.

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MLB suspends Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna for 75 games, retroactive to May 8th, the day he was arrested on charges of domestic violence and placed on administrative leave. It is the second-longest such punishment handed out, only less than the 82 games given to Hector Olivera in 2016.

MLB suspends Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna for 75 games, retroactive to May 8th, the day he was arrested on charges of domestic violence and placed on administrative leave. It is the second-longest such punishment handed out, only less than the 82 games given to Hector Olivera in 2016.

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The Dodgers complete a four-game sweep of the Mets with a 6 – 3 win. Joc Pederson hits a go-ahead home run in the 7th and teammates Enrique Hernandez and Justin Turner also go deep in the win. Over the four games, Los Angeles outscored New York 36-11 and banged 15 homers to move into first place in the NL West.

The Dodgers complete a four-game sweep of the Mets with a 6 – 3 win. Joc Pederson hits a go-ahead home run in the 7th and teammates Enrique Hernandez and Justin Turner also go deep in the win. Over the four games, Los Angeles outscored New York 36-11 and banged 15 homers to move into first place in the NL West.

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Today’s game between the White Sox and Twins at Target Field starts after a Twins record rain delay of four hours and fifty minutes. First pitch is finally thrown at 5 pm, as the two teams badly want to get the game in the books, as the alternative would be to lose a rare off-day on August 28th were it postponed. Chicago ends up with a 9 – 0 win.

Today’s game between the White Sox and Twins at Target Field starts after a Twins record rain delay of four hours and fifty minutes. First pitch is finally thrown at 5 pm, as the two teams badly want to get the game in the books, as the alternative would be to lose a rare off-day on August 28th were it postponed. Chicago ends up with a 9 – 0 win.

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Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor has a nightmarish game, as he gets to wear the platinum sombrero, striking out five times, then lets Yasiel Puig’s 9th-inning single roll under his glove for a three-base error. The mistake turns a 3 – 2 Nats lead to a 4 – 3 loss to the Dodgers, as Howie Kendrick also scores on the “Little League homer”.

Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor has a nightmarish game, as he gets to wear the platinum sombrero, striking out five times, then lets Yasiel Puig’s 9th-inning single roll under his glove for a three-base error. The mistake turns a 3 – 2 Nats lead to a 4 – 3 loss to the Dodgers, as Howie Kendrick also scores on the “Little League homer”.

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ESPN reveals it has obtained a copy of a notebook belonging to Pete Rose which contains evidence of regular betting on baseball games during the 1986 season. The notebook was seized during a police raid on one of Rose’s associates in 1989, after Rose was banned from baseball by Commissioner Bart Giamatti, and had been under court-ordered seal since. Its content corroborate the contents of the Dowd Report, which led to Rose’s suspension, and make it even less likely that current Commissioner Rob Manfred will reverse it, as Rose has pleaded for him to do.

ESPN reveals it has obtained a copy of a notebook belonging to Pete Rose which contains evidence of regular betting on baseball games during the 1986 season. The notebook was seized during a police raid on one of Rose’s associates in 1989, after Rose was banned from baseball by Commissioner Bart Giamatti, and had been under court-ordered seal since. Its content corroborate the contents of the Dowd Report, which led to Rose’s suspension, and make it even less likely that current Commissioner Rob Manfred will reverse it, as Rose has pleaded for him to do.

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0Roy Oswalt is successful in his return to the major leagues with the Texas Rangers, pitching into the 7th inning in a 4 – 1 win over Colorado. For their part, the Rockies suffer their 13th loss over their last 15 games.

0Roy Oswalt is successful in his return to the major leagues with the Texas Rangers, pitching into the 7th inning in a 4 – 1 win over Colorado. For their part, the Rockies suffer their 13th loss over their last 15 games.

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Two teams who have not been used to playing .500 ball in recent years reach the mark today. The Nationals even their record with a 2 – 1 win over Seattle as John Lannan outduels Erik Bedard thanks to a pair of unearned runs. It is the latest the Nats have been at .500 since their inaugural season in Washington in 2005; they have reached the mark by going 10-1 over their last 11 games. Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, the Pirates also reach the magic number as Kevin Correia picks up his 9th win, 5 – 4, over the Orioles, thanks to a costly error by the O’s Blake Davis in his major league debut. Brandon Wood and Michael McKenry both score when Josh Harrison’s 5th-inning ground ball with two outs passes between the second baseman’s legs. Closer Joel Hanrahan remains perfect for the season, registering his 20th save in as many opportunities. Pittsburgh has hovered around the .500 mark all year so far, in a bid to end an 18-year streak of losing seasons.

Two teams who have not been used to playing .500 ball in recent years reach the mark today. The Nationals even their record with a 2 – 1 win over Seattle as John Lannan outduels Erik Bedard thanks to a pair of unearned runs. It is the latest the Nats have been at .500 since their inaugural season in Washington in 2005; they have reached the mark by going 10-1 over their last 11 games. Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, the Pirates also reach the magic number as Kevin Correia picks up his 9th win, 5 – 4, over the Orioles, thanks to a costly error by the O’s Blake Davis in his major league debut. Brandon Wood and Michael McKenry both score when Josh Harrison’s 5th-inning ground ball with two outs passes between the second baseman’s legs. Closer Joel Hanrahan remains perfect for the season, registering his 20th save in as many opportunities. Pittsburgh has hovered around the .500 mark all year so far, in a bid to end an 18-year streak of losing seasons.

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The Reds split a doubleheader with the Yankees as Chris Heisey hits three homers in the nitecap for a 10 – 2 win. Johnny Cueto is the winner against journeyman starter Brian Gordon. The Cincinnati leadoff hitter goes deep off Gordon in the first and fifth, and in the eighth frame connects off Hector Noesi in the Great American Ball Park. The Yanks win the opener, 4 – 2, when Jorge Posada, making a rare start at first base, hits a two-run homer, his first long ball since April 23rd

The Reds split a doubleheader with the Yankees as Chris Heisey hits three homers in the nitecap for a 10 – 2 win. Johnny Cueto is the winner against journeyman starter Brian Gordon. The Cincinnati leadoff hitter goes deep off Gordon in the first and fifth, and in the eighth frame connects off Hector Noesi in the Great American Ball Park. The Yanks win the opener, 4 – 2, when Jorge Posada, making a rare start at first base, hits a two-run homer, his first long ball since April 23rd

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In the nightcap of a twin bill split with New York, Chris Heisey blasts three homers and drives in half of the Reds’ runs in the team’s 10-2 interleague rout of the Bronx Bombers. The Cincinnati leadoff hitter goes deep off Brian Gordon in the first and fifth, and in the eighth frame connects off Hector Noesi in the Great American Ball Park contest.

In the nightcap of a twin bill split with New York, Chris Heisey blasts three homers and drives in half of the Reds’ runs in the team’s 10-2 interleague rout of the Bronx Bombers. The Cincinnati leadoff hitter goes deep off Brian Gordon in the first and fifth, and in the eighth frame connects off Hector Noesi in the Great American Ball Park contest.

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Rays announcer Dewayne Staats, before calling his 5000th major league game, throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the hometown team’s 2-1 loss to San Diego at Tropicana Field. The veteran broadcaster, in his 25th season, has also done play-by-play for the Cubs, Astros, and ESPN.

Rays announcer Dewayne Staats, before calling his 5000th major league game, throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the hometown team’s 2-1 loss to San Diego at Tropicana Field. The veteran broadcaster, in his 25th season, has also done play-by-play for the Cubs, Astros, and ESPN.

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Rays announcer Dewayne Staats, before calling his 5000th major league game, throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the hometown team’s 2-1 loss to San Diego at Tropicana Field. The veteran broadcaster, in his 25th season, has also done play-by-play for the Cubs, Astros, and ESPN.

Rays announcer Dewayne Staats, before calling his 5000th major league game, throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the hometown team’s 2-1 loss to San Diego at Tropicana Field. The veteran broadcaster, in his 25th season, has also done play-by-play for the Cubs, Astros, and ESPN.

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DOOR Neptunus breaks a 21-year-old record for consecutive wins in a Hoofdklasse season by taking their 19th in a row (with struggles in the 2010 European Cup in between the wins back home). Leon Boyd fans eight in a 6 – 1 win over the Almere Magpies. The record, set back in 1989, also belonged to Neptunus though two other teams had tied it. In 1989-1990, Neptunus had won 32 games over two seasons. Also, in 1988, Haarlem Nicols went unbeaten in 25 straight games, but that included a tie. In the same game, Almere brings in 46-year-old René Rijst in a comeback. Rijst tosses a scoreless 9th, retiring the two former minor leaguers he faces in Dwayne Kemp and Danny Rombley. René extends his record with 28 Hoofdklasse seasons played and becomes the fourth four-decade player in league history after Han Urbanus, Marcel Kruyt and Marcel Joost.

DOOR Neptunus breaks a 21-year-old record for consecutive wins in a Hoofdklasse season by taking their 19th in a row (with struggles in the 2010 European Cup in between the wins back home). Leon Boyd fans eight in a 6 – 1 win over the Almere Magpies. The record, set back in 1989, also belonged to Neptunus though two other teams had tied it. In 1989-1990, Neptunus had won 32 games over two seasons. Also, in 1988, Haarlem Nicols went unbeaten in 25 straight games, but that included a tie. In the same game, Almere brings in 46-year-old René Rijst in a comeback. Rijst tosses a scoreless 9th, retiring the two former minor leaguers he faces in Dwayne Kemp and Danny Rombley. René extends his record with 28 Hoofdklasse seasons played and becomes the fourth four-decade player in league history after Han Urbanus, Marcel Kruyt and Marcel Joost.

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The sale of the Texas Rangers by Tom Hicks to a group headed by Chuck Greenberg is not proceeding smoothly. Although announced in January, it is now before a Federal Bankruptcy Court. Judge Michael Lynn issues a ruling today that creditors are adversely affected by a plan to pay them $75 million and are entitled to vote on it. The sale could fall through if the creditors veto the deal, valued at $575 million overall; at issue is the treatment of $525 million in loans on which Hicks’s ownership group defaulted last year. Meanwhile, on the field, the Rangers beat Pittsburgh, 6 – 3, thanks to Josh Hamilton’s 17th homer of the year, extending his hitting streak to 17 games.

The sale of the Texas Rangers by Tom Hicks to a group headed by Chuck Greenberg is not proceeding smoothly. Although announced in January, it is now before a Federal Bankruptcy Court. Judge Michael Lynn issues a ruling today that creditors are adversely affected by a plan to pay them $75 million and are entitled to vote on it. The sale could fall through if the creditors veto the deal, valued at $575 million overall; at issue is the treatment of $525 million in loans on which Hicks’s ownership group defaulted last year. Meanwhile, on the field, the Rangers beat Pittsburgh, 6 – 3, thanks to Josh Hamilton’s 17th homer of the year, extending his hitting streak to 17 games.

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The White Sox extend their unlikely winning streak to seven games with a 9 – 6 victory over Atlanta to move one game above .500. They are helped by a freakish play with two outs in the 4th, when Alex Rios hits a ground ball that jumps inside 3B Brooks Conrad’s shirt for an infield single. Paul Konerko follows with a single and Carlos Quentin with a three-run homer for a 9 – 3 lead. Before the streak, both manager Ozzie Guillen and general manager Kenny Williams were rumored to be on the verge of losing their job.

The White Sox extend their unlikely winning streak to seven games with a 9 – 6 victory over Atlanta to move one game above .500. They are helped by a freakish play with two outs in the 4th, when Alex Rios hits a ground ball that jumps inside 3B Brooks Conrad’s shirt for an infield single. Paul Konerko follows with a single and Carlos Quentin with a three-run homer for a 9 – 3 lead. Before the streak, both manager Ozzie Guillen and general manager Kenny Williams were rumored to be on the verge of losing their job.

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Donald Fehr announces his retirement as head of the Major League Baseball Players Association after 25 years. He was in charge during the 1994 strike and the relative labor peace that followed. His resignation will be effective in March 2010, when the union’s general counsel, Michael Weiner, will take over.

Donald Fehr announces his retirement as head of the Major League Baseball Players Association after 25 years. He was in charge during the 1994 strike and the relative labor peace that followed. His resignation will be effective in March 2010, when the union’s general counsel, Michael Weiner, will take over.

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All-Star centerfielder Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets is placed on the disabled list with a bruised right knee. The ailing Mets still defeat St. Louis, 6 – 4, as Omir Santos goes 4 for 4 to hand Tim Redding his first win for New York.

All-Star centerfielder Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets is placed on the disabled list with a bruised right knee. The ailing Mets still defeat St. Louis, 6 – 4, as Omir Santos goes 4 for 4 to hand Tim Redding his first win for New York.

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The second 2008 European Cup ends in Regensburg. FC Barcelona becomes the first Spanish team to win a European Cup since the 1960s, with a 12 – 11 win over Nettuno. Jesus Golindano hits a grand slam for FC Barcelona and Remigio Leal closes it out for the save.

The second 2008 European Cup ends in Regensburg. FC Barcelona becomes the first Spanish team to win a European Cup since the 1960s, with a 12 – 11 win over Nettuno. Jesus Golindano hits a grand slam for FC Barcelona and Remigio Leal closes it out for the save.

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Mark Teixeira’s three home runs account for half of the Braves’ runs in their 8-3 interleague victory over Seattle. Atlanta’s switch-hitting first baseman smacks solo shots from the left side in the second and fourth innings, and then adds a two-run round-tripper batting right-handed in the seventh frame of the Turner Field contest.

Mark Teixeira’s three home runs account for half of the Braves’ runs in their 8-3 interleague victory over Seattle. Atlanta’s switch-hitting first baseman smacks solo shots from the left side in the second and fourth innings, and then adds a two-run round-tripper batting right-handed in the seventh frame of the Turner Field contest.

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Mark Teixeira’s three home runs account for half of the Braves’ runs in their 8-3 interleague victory over Seattle. Atlanta’s switch-hitting first baseman smacks solo shots from the left side in the second and fourth innings, and then adds a two-run round-tripper batting right-handed in the seventh frame of the Turner Field contest.

Mark Teixeira’s three home runs account for half of the Braves’ runs in their 8-3 interleague victory over Seattle. Atlanta’s switch-hitting first baseman smacks solo shots from the left side in the second and fourth innings, and then adds a two-run round-tripper batting right-handed in the seventh frame of the Turner Field contest.

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The fifth longest consecutive game streak in baseball history comes to an end at 1,152 when Miguel Tejada sits out when Baltimore plays the Diamondbacks in Arizona. The Oriole shortstop, who was struck by San Diego’s Doug Brocail two games ago, resulting in a non-displaced fracture of the left radius, continued his streak yesterday with an attempted sac bunt, but was lifted for a pinch runner in the first inning.

The fifth longest consecutive game streak in baseball history comes to an end at 1,152 when Miguel Tejada sits out when Baltimore plays the Diamondbacks in Arizona. The Oriole shortstop, who was struck by San Diego’s Doug Brocail two games ago, resulting in a non-displaced fracture of the left radius, continued his streak yesterday with an attempted sac bunt, but was lifted for a pinch runner in the first inning.

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The fifth longest consecutive game streak in baseball history comes to an end at 1,152 when Miguel Tejada sits out when Baltimore plays the Diamondbacks in Arizona. The Oriole shortstop, who was struck by San Diego’s Doug Brocail two games ago, resulting in a non-displaced fracture of the left radius, continued his streak yesterday with an attempted sac bunt, but was lifted for a pinch runner in the first inning.

The fifth longest consecutive game streak in baseball history comes to an end at 1,152 when Miguel Tejada sits out when Baltimore plays the Diamondbacks in Arizona. The Oriole shortstop, who was struck by San Diego’s Doug Brocail two games ago, resulting in a non-displaced fracture of the left radius, continued his streak yesterday with an attempted sac bunt, but was lifted for a pinch runner in the first inning.

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In just his fourth major league start, Cardinals starter Anthony Reyes throws a one-hitter, but is beaten by the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, 1-0. The only hit the Redbird rookie right-hander gives up is Jim Thome’s seventh inning solo home run.

In just his fourth major league start, Cardinals starter Anthony Reyes throws a one-hitter, but is beaten by the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, 1-0. The only hit the Redbird rookie right-hander gives up is Jim Thome’s seventh inning solo home run.

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In just his fourth major league start, Cardinals starter Anthony Reyes throws a one-hitter, but is beaten by the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, 1-0. The only hit the Redbird rookie right-hander gives up is Jim Thome’s seventh inning solo home run.

In just his fourth major league start, Cardinals starter Anthony Reyes throws a one-hitter, but is beaten by the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, 1-0. The only hit the Redbird rookie right-hander gives up is Jim Thome’s seventh inning solo home run.

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Opposing a pitcher who was born the year before he began his major league career, Roger Clemens makes his much-hyped season debut against the Twins. The ‘Rocket’, starting his 23rd major league season, is bested by Francisco Liriano, a 22 year-old pitching sensation from the Dominican Republic, when Minnesota beats the Astros, 4-2.

Opposing a pitcher who was born the year before he began his major league career, Roger Clemens makes his much-hyped season debut against the Twins. The ‘Rocket’, starting his 23rd major league season, is bested by Francisco Liriano, a 22 year-old pitching sensation from the Dominican Republic, when Minnesota beats the Astros, 4-2.

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The Marlins score four runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the Tigers, 5 – 4. Luis Castillo goes hitless in four at bats to end his 35-game hitting streak and is left on deck when the winning run scores. The streak is the longest ever accomplished by a second baseman, a mark that Phillies’ secondbaseman Chase Utley will equal in 2006.

The Marlins score four runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the Tigers, 5 – 4. Luis Castillo goes hitless in four at bats to end his 35-game hitting streak and is left on deck when the winning run scores. The streak is the longest ever accomplished by a second baseman, a mark that Phillies’ secondbaseman Chase Utley will equal in 2006.

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The Texas Longhorns win their 5th College World Series, beating South Carolina, 12 – 6, in the finale of the 2002 College World Series. Chris Carmichael hits a three-run home run and closer Huston Street picks up his 4th save and is selected the Outstanding Player. Augie Garrido is the first coach to win CWS championships at two schools. Texas last won a CWS in 1983, when Roger Clemens pitched for the Longhorns.

The Texas Longhorns win their 5th College World Series, beating South Carolina, 12 – 6, in the finale of the 2002 College World Series. Chris Carmichael hits a three-run home run and closer Huston Street picks up his 4th save and is selected the Outstanding Player. Augie Garrido is the first coach to win CWS championships at two schools. Texas last won a CWS in 1983, when Roger Clemens pitched for the Longhorns.

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Going going 0-for-4, Luis Castillo’s 35-game hitting streak comes to an end when he is left on deck as the Marlins cap off a four-run, ninth-inning rally to beat Detroit 5-4. The streak is the longest ever accomplished by a second baseman, a mark that Phillies’ second-sacker Chase Utley will equal in 2006.

Going going 0-for-4, Luis Castillo’s 35-game hitting streak comes to an end when he is left on deck as the Marlins cap off a four-run, ninth-inning rally to beat Detroit 5-4. The streak is the longest ever accomplished by a second baseman, a mark that Phillies’ second-sacker Chase Utley will equal in 2006.

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A saddened Joe Girardi, the Cubs’ player rep, informs the Wrigley Field crowd the scheduled game between St. Louis and the Cubs is postponed due to the death of Darryl Kile, who is found dead in his Chicago hotel room as the result of coronary disease. The 33 year-old Cardinal right-hander is the first active major league player to pass away during the regular season since 1979, when Yankee captain Thurman Munson was killed while practicing landing his plane at the Akron-Canton Airport.

A saddened Joe Girardi, the Cubs’ player rep, informs the Wrigley Field crowd the scheduled game between St. Louis and the Cubs is postponed due to the death of Darryl Kile, who is found dead in his Chicago hotel room as the result of coronary disease. The 33 year-old Cardinal right-hander is the first active major league player to pass away during the regular season since 1979, when Yankee captain Thurman Munson was killed while practicing landing his plane at the Akron-Canton Airport.

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At Wrigley Field, Milwaukee beats the Cubs and Kerry Wood, 2 – 1, snapping Chicago’s home win streak at 12 games, their longest win streak since 1936. It’s their first loss since May 18th. James Mouton’s infield single in the 9th drives home the winner.

At Wrigley Field, Milwaukee beats the Cubs and Kerry Wood, 2 – 1, snapping Chicago’s home win streak at 12 games, their longest win streak since 1936. It’s their first loss since May 18th. James Mouton’s infield single in the 9th drives home the winner.

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The Braves trade John Rocker  after his negative comments about New Yorkers, homosexuals, unwed mothers and immigrants appeared in Sports Illustrated.

The Braves trade John Rocker along with minor league third baseman Troy Cameron to the Indians in a four-player deal in return for relievers Steve Karsay and Steve Reed as well as cash. The Atlanta fireballer became a national figure after his negative comments about New Yorkers, homosexuals, unwed mothers and immigrants appeared in Sports Illustrated.

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Although he has been dead for fifty-one years, Hack Wilson is awarded another RBI, increasing his major league RBI record to 191. The commissioner’s office revises the total after baseball’s historian Jerome Holtzman discovered the Cubs outfielder did not get credit for driving in Kiki Cuyler with a third-inning single in a game played in July of 1930.

Although he has been dead for fifty-one years, Hack Wilson is awarded another RBI, increasing his major league RBI record to 191. The commissioner’s office revises the total after baseball’s historian Jerome Holtzman discovered the Cubs outfielder did not get credit for driving in Kiki Cuyler with a third-inning single in a game played in July of 1930.

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Although he has been dead for fifty-one years, Hack Wilson is awarded another RBI, increasing his major league RBI record to 191. The commissioner’s office revises the total after baseball’s historian Jerome Holtzman discovered the Cubs outfielder did not get credit for driving in Kiki Cuyler with a third-inning single in a game played in July of 1930.

Although he has been dead for fifty-one years, Hack Wilson is awarded another RBI, increasing his major league RBI record to 191. The commissioner’s office revises the total after baseball’s historian Jerome Holtzman discovered the Cubs outfielder did not get credit for driving in Kiki Cuyler with a third-inning single in a game played in July of 1930.

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    On October 12, 1971 The Baltimore Orioles took the first games of the World Series out scoring the Pittsburgh Pirates 16-6. Game 3 shifted to Three Rivers Stadium and with Steve Blass available, The Pirates were up 2-1 in the Bottom of the 7th as Frank Robinson had just homered to make it a one run game for the […]
  • The Chairman of the Board Whitey Ford on Tops in Sports
    "If the World Series was on the line and I could pick one pitcher to pitch the game, I'd choose Whitey Ford every time." - Mickey Mantle Generally considered to be the greatest starting pitcher in the history of the New York Yankees, Whitey Ford was among the premier hurlers of his time. A fierce […]
  • Jackie Robinson's last hit - a walk off vs the New York Yankees
    On October 9, 1956 --In a 10-inning scoreless pitching duel with both starters going all the way, Jackie Robinson's walk-off single to left in the bottom of the 10th won the game for Clem Labine and kept the Dodgers' championship hopes alive. Tough-luck loser Bob Turley gave up a 10th-inning walk to Jim Gilliam, a […]
  • Game 6 1934 World Series - Paul Dean faces School Boy Rowe
    On October 8, 1934 At Navin Field the St Louis Cardinals Paul Dean won his second game of the series, Dean pitched a complete game 7 hitter, he will go 2-0 in his only World Series appearance. The Tiger's came into the game up 3 games to 2 and pitched ace Schoolboy Rowe who had […]
  • Lew Burdette faces off vs Whitey Ford Game 5 1957 World Series
    Whitey Ford and Lew Burdette, facing each other, Game 5 was expected to be a low-scoring affair. However, the game started out with the Yankees looking to score in the first inning. After a leadoff single by Hank Bauer and a sacrifice bunt by Tony Kubek, Gil McDougald hit a line drive that turned into […]
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