Tag: June 25

2006 – Adam Everett’s bloop triple in the 13th inning followed by Willy Taveras’ RBI single salvage a 10-9 win over the Chicago White Sox, avoiding their second series sweep at the hands of the American League champs in a span of nine months. The Astros were coasting with a 9-2 lead behind Roy Oswalt going into the bottom of the eighth when one man led the Sox back. Tadahito Igushi belts a three run shot off Russ Springer then tags Brad Lidge for a grand slam the next inning – the third slam off Houston pitching in three days – to tie it up. Fernando Nieve gets the win. Despite a dreadful month and a .500 record, the Astros are only five games back of St. Louis and three games back of Cincinnati in the division chase. 

2006 – Adam Everett’s bloop triple in the 13th inning followed by Willy Taveras’ RBI single salvage a 10-9 win over the Chicago White Sox, avoiding their second series sweep at the hands of the American League champs in a span of nine months. The Astros were coasting with a 9-2 lead behind Roy Oswalt going into the bottom of the eighth when one man led the Sox back. Tadahito Igushi belts a three run shot off Russ Springer then tags Brad Lidge for a grand slam the next inning – the third slam off Houston pitching in three days – to tie it up. Fernando Nieve gets the win. Despite a dreadful month and a .500 record, the Astros are only five games back of St. Louis and three games back of Cincinnati in the division chase. 

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1995 – Houston erupts for a team-record 19 runs, destroying the Cubs in a 19-6 laugher at the Dome. You might expect Jeff Bagwell to be at the center of this and he is, driving in five including a three-run blast in the seventh. But John Cangelosi? The 5-7 mite takes Bryan Hickerson deep in the eighth as the Astros pour it on with nine runs in their final time up. 

1995 – Houston erupts for a team-record 19 runs, destroying the Cubs in a 19-6 laugher at the Dome. You might expect Jeff Bagwell to be at the center of this and he is, driving in five including a three-run blast in the seventh. But John Cangelosi? The 5-7 mite takes Bryan Hickerson deep in the eighth as the Astros pour it on with nine runs in their final time up. 

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1971 – Talk about getting back at your boss! Backup catcher Jack Hiatt singles home Doug Rader with the winning run as Houston takes a 5-4 victory over Gaylord Perry and the Giants. Hiatt, who was traded from San Francisco the year before, still held a winter job in the Giants’ sales office at the time. 

1971 – Talk about getting back at your boss! Backup catcher Jack Hiatt singles home Doug Rader with the winning run as Houston takes a 5-4 victory over Gaylord Perry and the Giants. Hiatt, who was traded from San Francisco the year before, still held a winter job in the Giants’ sales office at the time. 

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1966 – A batting-practice line-drive by Lee Maye strikes Joe Morgan, breaking his kneecap and forcing him to miss 40 games as well as an All-Star appearance. Morgan’s replacement, Bob Lillis scores the winning run in a 3-2 victory over the Cardinals. Mike Cuellar fans 15 Redbirds in the win. 

1966 – A batting-practice line-drive by Lee Maye strikes Joe Morgan, breaking his kneecap and forcing him to miss 40 games as well as an All-Star appearance. Morgan’s replacement, Bob Lillis scores the winning run in a 3-2 victory over the Cardinals. Mike Cuellar fans 15 Redbirds in the win. 

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1965 – The Astros pass the one million mark in attendance for the first time during a 6-2 victory over the Mets. A two-run triple by Joe Morgan highlights the scoring. Larry Dierker outpitches Hall-of-Famer Warren Spahn who is a quarter-century older than the 18-year-old righthander.

1965 – The Astros pass the one million mark in attendance for the first time during a 6-2 victory over the Mets. A two-run triple by Joe Morgan highlights the scoring. Larry Dierker outpitches Hall-of-Famer Warren Spahn who is a quarter-century older than the 18-year-old righthander.

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The Cardinals record the 10,000th win in team history in defeating the Indians, 4 – 0, behind 7 one-hit innings by John Gant. They are the sixth major league team to hit the mark, all of them in the National League.

On June 25, 2018 The Cardinals record the 10,000th win in team history in defeating the Indians, 4 – 0, behind 7 one-hit innings by John Gant. They are the sixth major league team to hit the mark, all of them in...

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The Dodgers win their 10th straight game, 12 – 6 over the Rockies, after falling behind 5 – 0 in the early innings. Rookie Cody Bellinger hits two more homers, increasing his league-leading total to 24, while the Dodgers score five runs on four wild pitches by reliever Adam Ottavino. For Los Angeles, closer Kenley Jansen issues his first walk of the season, after a record 51 strikeouts and also hits an RBI double – the first RBI and extra-base hit of his career.

On June 25, 2017 The Dodgers win their 10th straight game, 12 – 6 over the Rockies, after falling behind 5 – 0 in the early innings. Rookie Cody Bellinger hits two more homers, increasing his league-leading total to...

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The White Sox hit seven solo homers but still lose to the Blue Jays, 10 – 8. It is just the third time a team has given up that many home runs and still won a game. Brett Lawrie hits both an inside-the-park homer and a regular one for Chicago, and five teammates join him to tie the team record for long balls, but it’s not enough to overcome four RBIs by Edwin Encarnacion and a lone homer by Toronto, hit by Devon Travis with a man on base.

On June 25, 2016 The White Sox hit seven solo homers but still lose to the Blue Jays, 10 – 8. It is just the third time a team has given up that many home runs and still won a game. Brett Lawrie hits both...

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In a 4 – 2 loss to the Hiroshima Carp, Hanshin Tigers cleanup man Kosuke Fukudome singles off Akitake Okada for his 2,000th hit between Nippon Pro Baseball and Major League Baseball. That earns him entry into the meikyukai, the 6th Japanese hitter to do so with combined MLB/NPB performance. He follows Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kazuo Matsui, Norihiro Nakamura and Tadahito Iguchi. The hit puts Fukudome over .300 on the season, a mark he has not finished at for a decade as the 39-year-old shows no signs of slowing after his career had bottomed out in 2012-2013.

On June 25, 2016 In a 4 – 2 loss to the Hiroshima Carp, Hanshin Tigers cleanup man Kosuke Fukudome singles off Akitake Okada for his 2,000th hit between Nippon Pro Baseball and Major League Baseball. That earns him entry...

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By pitching 7 scoreless innings in a 7 – 0 win over the Braves, Doug Fister extends Washington’s streak of scoreless innings by its starting pitchers to a team record 41 1/3. It has been a group effort, with Joe Ross, Max Scherzer, Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann also making starts during the streak, which began in the 2nd inning of Ross’s start on June 19th, and included Scherzer’s no-hitter against the Pirates the next day.

On June 25, 2015 By pitching 7 scoreless innings in a 7 – 0 win over the Braves, Doug Fister extends Washington’s streak of scoreless innings by its starting pitchers to a team record 41 1/3. It has been a group...

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David Price, with his 11-strikeout performance in the Rays’ 5-1 victory over the Pirates, has whiffed at least ten batters in five straight games, marking the 22nd time a pitcher has accomplished the feat in major league history. The 28 year-old southpaw joins an impressive group of hurlers that includes Pedro Martinez (6), Randy Johnson (8), Nolan Ryan (3), Curt Schilling (1), J.R. Richard (1), Dwight Gooden (1), and Johan Santana, who, in 2004, was the last to accomplished the deed.

On June 25, 2014 David Price, with his 11-strikeout performance in the Rays’ 5-1 victory over the Pirates, has whiffed at least ten batters in five straight games, marking the 22nd time a pitcher has accomplished the feat...

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Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants no-hits the San Diego Padres for the second time of his career, 4 – 0. He had already turned the trick against the Friars on July 13, 2013. He is the second pitcher following Hall of Famer Addie Joss to no-hit the same team twice.

On June 25, 2014 Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants no-hits the San Diego Padres for the second time of his career, 4 – 0. He had already turned the trick against the Friars on July 13, 2013. He is the second pitcher...

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In a matchup of Japanese starters, Ranger All-Star Yu Darvish and Yankee right-hander Hiroki Kuroda both get a no-decision, with each hurler failing to make it into the seventh inning. New York wins the Bronx ballpark contest with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning when Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki hits a walk-off home run.

On June 25, 2013 In a matchup of Japanese starters, Ranger All-Star Yu Darvish and Yankee right-hander Hiroki Kuroda both get a no-decision, with each hurler failing to make it into the seventh inning. New York wins the Bronx...

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The White Sox hold a 4 – 3 lead over the Mets with two outs in the 9th inning, but manage to blow it in the most embarrassing fashion, after Daniel Murphy hits a routine pop-up in front of the mound. 2B Gordon Beckhamcomes charging in, trips on P Addison Reed’s foot and falls to the ground, in the process bowling over 3B Conor Gillaspie, who is positioned under the ball. The ball drops to the ground and rolls away from Reed while David Wright takes advantage of the confusion to score all the way from second base and tie the game. Luckily, the Sox manage to score a run off LaTroy Hawkins in the bottom of the inning to escape with a 5 – 4 win and save a little face.

On June 25, 2013 The White Sox hold a 4 – 3 lead over the Mets with two outs in the 9th inning, but manage to blow it in the most embarrassing fashion, after Daniel Murphy hits a routine pop-up in front of the mound....

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UCLA wins its first College World Series, topping Mississippi State, 8 – 0, in the finale. Nick Vander Tuig tosses 8 innings for the win and David Berg gets the save, while Eric Filia paces the offense with 5 RBI. Adam Plutko is named Series MVP.

On June 25, 2013 UCLA wins its first College World Series, topping Mississippi State, 8 – 0, in the finale. Nick Vander Tuig tosses 8 innings for the win and David Berg gets the save, while Eric Filia paces the offense...

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The University of Arizona wins the 2012 College World Series, beating the University of South Carolina in the final game of the tournament, 4 – 1. Rob Refsnyder, who is named MVP, starts a three-run push in the top of the 9th inning with a single; he bats .476 in the Series. South Carolina fails in its bid to win a third straight title.

On June 25, 2012 The University of Arizona wins the 2012 College World Series, beating the University of South Carolina in the final game of the tournament, 4 – 1. Rob Refsnyder, who is named MVP, starts a three-run push...

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A week after having been released by the Red Sox, OF Marlon Byrd is handed a 50-game suspension for testing positive for tamoxifen, a banned substance usually taken to attenuate some of the side effects of steroids. Byrd is a former client of Victor Conte, infamous for his role in the BALCO case.

On June 25, 2012 A week after having been released by the Red Sox, OF Marlon Byrd is handed a 50-game suspension for testing positive for tamoxifen, a banned substance usually taken to attenuate some of the side effects...

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The Cardinals win a wild game over the Marlins, 8 – 7, thanks to a two-run rally in the top of the 10th. Things start to take a turn for the bizarre in the 9th after the Cards stage a four-run rally against closer Heath Bell to tie the game at 6-all. Manager Mike Matheny makes a flurry of moves before his team takes the field in the bottom of the inning, but the information about who has replaced whom gets confused before it reaches home plate umpire Bob Davidson. Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is upset when he sees that 3B David Freese is not on the field although his name is still in the lineup card, and protests to Davidson, who upholds his side. Matheny is forced to remove Allen Craig from the game, because his spot is now occupied by new pitcher Victor Marte, while Tony Cruz, the last position player remaining on the bench, comes in to play first base. As a result of the confusion, Matheny needs to use rookie pitcher Joe Kelly to bat for Marte in the 10th, but he surprises everyone by beating out a bases-loaded infield single to put the Cardinals up, 8 – 6. Miami manages to claw back one run off Jason Motte in the bottom of the 10th, but still comes up short.

On June 25, 2012 The Cardinals win a wild game over the Marlins, 8 – 7, thanks to a two-run rally in the top of the 10th. Things start to take a turn for the bizarre in the 9th after the Cards stage a four-run rally...

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Both leagues get their first 10-game winners of the season today. CC Sabathia reaches the magic number with the Yankees in an 8 – 3 win over the Rockies, and is joined by the Tigers’ Justin Verlander, who strikes out a career-best 14 over 8 innings in beating Arizona, 6 – 0, and the Braves’ Jair Jurrjens, a 10 – 1 winner over the Padres.

On June 25, 2011 Both leagues get their first 10-game winners of the season today. CC Sabathia reaches the magic number with the Yankees in an 8 – 3 win over the Rockies, and is joined by the Tigers’ Justin...

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The Giants may not score a ton of runs, but they have a knack for winnin’ ugly. Today, they score the game’s lone run in the 7th on a bases-loaded balk by Cleveland’s Tony Sipp. The inning begins poorly for San Francisco, with Nate Schierholtz hitting a lead-off double, then slipping between second and third base in trying to stetch it to a triple and being tagged out easily; Miguel Tejada then reaches on a throwing error by 2B Cord Phelps, who later commits a second error on a ground ball by pitcher Matt Cain, before reliever Sipp commits the fateful mistake. Cain is the winner over Justin Masterson, who deserved a better fate.

On June 25, 2011 The Giants may not score a ton of runs, but they have a knack for winnin’ ugly. Today, they score the game’s lone run in the 7th on a bases-loaded balk by Cleveland’s Tony Sipp. The inning...

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In front of a sold-out crowd of 42,130 fans at AT&T Park, the Giants beat the Indians, 1-0, with the game’s lone run scoring on a bases-loaded seventh-inning balk. In an inning that features a stand-up triple by Nate Schierholtz and two errors by Tribe second baseman Cord Phelps, Cleveland southpaw Tony Sipp allows the run to score when he flinches his throwing arm just prior to delivering a pitch to Emmanuel Burriss, balking home Miguel Tejada.

In front of a sold-out crowd of 42,130 fans at AT&T Park, the Giants beat the Indians, 1-0, with the game’s lone run scoring on a bases-loaded seventh-inning balk. In an inning that features a stand-up triple by Nate Schierholtz and two errors by Tribe second baseman Cord Phelps, Cleveland southpaw Tony Sipp allows the run to score when he flinches his throwing arm just prior to delivering a pitch to Emmanuel Burriss, balking home Miguel Tejada.

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In front of a sold-out crowd of 42,130 fans at AT&T Park, the Giants beat the Indians, 1-0, with the game’s lone run scoring on a bases-loaded seventh-inning balk. In an inning that features a stand-up triple by Nate Schierholtz and two errors by Tribe second baseman Cord Phelps, Cleveland southpaw Tony Sipp allows the run to score when he flinches his throwing arm just before delivering a pitch to Emmanuel Burriss, balking home Miguel Tejada.

On June 25, 2011 In front of a sold-out crowd of 42,130 fans at AT&T Park, the Giants beat the Indians, 1-0, with the game’s lone run scoring on a bases-loaded seventh-inning balk. In an inning that features a...

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Edwin Jackson throws the 4th no-hitter of the season as the Diamondbacks defeat their brethren from the 1998 expansion, the Tampa Bay Rays, 1 – 0. Jackson needs 149 pitches to complete the game, after struggling with his control early on and walking 7 in the first three innings, but manager A.J. Hinch decides to leave him in the game to grab his chance at history. It is the second time the Rays are no-hit this year, having been the victims of Dallas Braden’s perfect game six weeks ago.

On June 25, 2010 Edwin Jackson throws the 4th no-hitter of the season as the Diamondbacks defeat their brethren from the 1998 expansion, the Tampa Bay Rays, 1 – 0. Jackson needs 149 pitches to complete the game, after...

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Roy Halladay faces his former team, the Toronto Blue Jays, for the first time since being traded to the Phillies in the off-season, and rolls to an easy 9 – 0 victory. The game was moved to Philadelphia, PA from Toronto, ONbecause of exceptional security measures being put on in the Canadian city that is hosting the G20 Summit of world leaders this week-end. As a result of the belated move, the Blue Jays wear their home uniforms and bat last in the contest. DH Ross Gload has a career-high 4 RBI and Shane Victorino homers for the Phils.

On June 25, 2010 Roy Halladay faces his former team, the Toronto Blue Jays, for the first time since being traded to the Phillies in the off-season, and rolls to an easy 9 – 0 victory. The game was moved to Philadelphia,...

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The Cubs suspend pitcher Carlos Zambrano indefinitely after he throws a tantrum in the dugout after giving up 4 runs in the 1st inning of a 6 – 0 loss to the White Sox. “Big Z” blames first baseman Derrek Lee for letting a Juan Pierre ground ball past him for a double that starts the rally, although the hard-hit ball was hardly catchable. Tom Gorzelanny replaces Zambrano who is removed from the game by manager Lou Piniella.

On June 25, 2010 The Cubs suspend pitcher Carlos Zambrano indefinitely after he throws a tantrum in the dugout after giving up 4 runs in the 1st inning of a 6 – 0 loss to the White Sox. “Big Z” blames first...

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In his first game after being activated from the disabled list because of an inner-ear infection, Denard Span triples, walks three times, and scores three runs as Minnesota defeats Milwaukee, 6 – 4. Mike Burns is charged with the loss in his first career start.

On June 25, 2009 In his first game after being activated from the disabled list because of an inner-ear infection, Denard Span triples, walks three times, and scores three runs as Minnesota defeats Milwaukee, 6 – 4. Mike...

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In his 21st season, John Smoltz makes his first start in over a year and plays his first game for a team other than the Atlanta Braves, as the Red Sox lose, 9 – 3, to Washington. Smoltz settles down after giving up 4 runs in the 1st, but still allows 5 runs in as many innings to take the loss. Willie Harris has three hits, including a homer off Takashi Saito, and scores 2 and drives in 2 for the Nats.

On June 25, 2009 In his 21st season, John Smoltz makes his first start in over a year and plays his first game for a team other than the Atlanta Braves, as the Red Sox lose, 9 – 3, to Washington. Smoltz settles down after...

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Fresno State pulls off the most improbable College World Series title ever, beating the University of Georgia, 6 – 1, behind two homers and 6 RBI from Steve Detwiler and an excellent start by Justin Wilson. Fresno State is the lowest-ranked team (#4 in their regional) to make a CWS, let alone win one, and their 31 losses are the most ever by a CWS champion (8 more than the old high). They top a Georgia team that became the first school to go from a losing record one year to the CWS finals the next. Tommy Mendonca is named MVP.

On June 25, 2008 Fresno State pulls off the most improbable College World Series title ever, beating the University of Georgia, 6 – 1, behind two homers and 6 RBI from Steve Detwiler and an excellent start by Justin...

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41-year-old Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox top 44-year-old Randy Johnson and the Diamondbacks, 5 – 0, with Wakefield allowing two hits and no runs in 7 innings. It had been 43 years since two pitchers with a higher cumulative age faced off in the majors; in the earlier contest, the hurlers were 59-year-old Satchel Paige and 29-year-old Bill Monbouquette.

On June 25, 2008 41-year-old Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox top 44-year-old Randy Johnson and the Diamondbacks, 5 – 0, with Wakefield allowing two hits and no runs in 7 innings. It had been 43 years since two pitchers with...

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A distraught spectator jumps onto the field and charges the mound toward Bob Howry after the Cub reliever blows an 8-3 ninth-inning lead to Colorado at Wrigley Field. The fan will make it within a few feet from his intended target before security guards tackled him, and the right-hander will get the win when Alfonso Soriano hits a game-ending two-run single in the bottom of the frame to give Chicago an improbable 10-9 victory.

On June 25, 2007 A distraught spectator jumps onto the field and charges the mound toward Bob Howry after the Cub reliever blows an 8-3 ninth-inning lead to Colorado at Wrigley Field. The fan will make it within a few feet from...

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At the Dell Diamond in Round Rock, TexasManny Parra of the Nashville Sounds throws a perfect game against the Round Rock Express. He strikes out 11. Amazingly, it is Parra’s first win and second game in AAA. The contest marks the 8th perfect game in the history of the Pacific Coast League, but only the third to go the full nine innings. On another odd note, all three have come in the 21st Century though the league was formed in 1903: John Halama threw a perfecto in 2001and John Wasdin in 2003.

On June 25, 2007 At the Dell Diamond in Round Rock, TexasManny Parra of the Nashville Sounds throws a perfect game against the Round Rock Express. He strikes out 11. Amazingly, it is Parra’s first win and second game...

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The Republicans win their 7th straight congressional baseball contest. A 5 – 2 affair, it is much closer than the prior year’s contest, as the Democrats add nine freshman players. Jason Altimore (PA) is sidelined by a torn hamstring, while Heath Shuler (NC), a former NFL player, disappoints with an oh-fer game. Joe Baca (CA) tosses a solid game but five errors and four runs in the 3rd give this one to the Republicans, whose rally begins with a triple by Bill Shuster (PA). Mike Doyle (PA) coaches the Democrats for a second straight year; he is a former two-time MVP of the event for the Dems. The event raises between $75,000 and $100,000 for the Washington Literacy Council and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington.

On June 25, 2007 The Republicans win their 7th straight congressional baseball contest. A 5 – 2 affair, it is much closer than the prior year’s contest, as the Democrats add nine freshman players. Jason Altimore (PA)...

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With his White Sox trailing 9-2, second baseman Tadahito Iguchi hits a three-run bomb in the eighth and then delivers a game-tying grand slam in the ninth during an eventual 13 inning loss to the Astros at U.S. Cellular Field. Teammates Scott Podsednik (6/23) and Joe Crede (6/24) had also hit home runs with the bases full in the two previous games of the series, making it the first time in franchise history the team hits a grand slam in three consecutive games.

On June 25, 2006 With his White Sox trailing 9-2, second baseman Tadahito Iguchi hits a three-run bomb in the eighth and then delivers a game-tying grand slam in the ninth during an eventual 13 inning loss to the Astros at U.S....

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Joe Mikulik, a long-time minor league manager, throws a tantrum for the ages during an Asheville Tourists game to protest an umpire’s call. The incident will get national media attention. He will be suspended 7 days.

On June 25, 2006 Joe Mikulik, a long-time minor league manager, throws a tantrum for the ages during an Asheville Tourists game to protest an umpire’s call. The incident will get national media attention. He will be...

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With his White Sox trailing 9-2, second baseman Tadahito Iguchi hits a three-run bomb in the eighth and then delivers a game-tying grand slam in the ninth during an eventual 13 inning loss to the Astros at U.S. Cellular Field. Teammates Scott Podsednik (6/23) and Joe Crede (6/24) had also hit home runs with the bases full in the two previous games of the series, making it the first time in team history a grand slam was hit in three consecutive games.

With his White Sox trailing 9-2, second baseman Tadahito Iguchi hits a three-run bomb in the eighth and then delivers a game-tying grand slam in the ninth during an eventual 13 inning loss to the Astros at U.S. Cellular Field. Teammates Scott Podsednik (6/23) and Joe Crede (6/24) had also hit home runs with the bases full in the two previous games of the series, making it the first time in team history a grand slam was hit in three consecutive games.

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In a game against the Orioles, the Mariners battery consists of a pair of 42-year olds as Jamie Moyer throws to backstop Pat Borders. It marks the first time in major league history that two players 42 years or older have been the starting pitcher and catcher for a team.

On June 25, 2005 In a game against the Orioles, the Mariners battery consists of a pair of 42-year olds as Jamie Moyer throws to backstop Pat Borders. It marks the first time in major league history that two players 42 years or...

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Larry Walker’s tenth inning home run, his third of the game, proves to be the difference in the Rockies’ 10-8 victory over Cleveland at Jacobs Field. The Colorado right fielder also hit homers off Jason Davis in the second and sixth frames.

On June 25, 2004 Larry Walker’s tenth inning home run, his third of the game, proves to be the difference in the Rockies’ 10-8 victory over Cleveland at Jacobs Field. The Colorado right fielder also hit homers off...

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Larry Walker’s tenth inning home run, his third of the game, proves to be the difference in the Rockies’ 10-8 victory over Cleveland at Jacobs Field. The Colorado right fielder also hit homers off Jason Davis in the second and sixth frames.

Larry Walker’s tenth inning home run, his third of the game, proves to be the difference in the Rockies’ 10-8 victory over Cleveland at Jacobs Field. The Colorado right fielder also hit homers off Jason Davis in the second and sixth frames.

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Todd McFarlane pays $450,000 plus fees for Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 73rd home run baseball at the Lelands.com Auction. The Valley comic book icon and toymaker’s, who also owns Mark McGwire’s No. 70 home run ball, bid was aired live on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Todd McFarlane pays $450,000 plus fees for Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 73rd home run baseball at the Lelands.com Auction. The Valley comic book icon and toymaker’s, who also owns Mark McGwire’s No. 70 home run ball, bid was aired live on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

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Todd McFarlane, who also owns Mark McGwire’s No. 70 home run ball, pays $450,000 plus fees at the Lelands.com Auction for Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 73rd home run baseball. The Valley comic book icon and toymaker’s bid for the historical sphere is aired live on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

On June 25, 2003 Todd McFarlane, who also owns Mark McGwire’s No. 70 home run ball, pays $450,000 plus fees at the Lelands.com Auction for Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 73rd home run baseball. The Valley comic book...

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In game which is broadcast throughout Latin America, skippers Luis Pujols of the Tigers and Tony Pena of the Royals become the first major league managers born in the Dominican Republic to oppose each other in a game. The president of the Dominican Republic, Hipolito Mejia, is on hand to watch Raul Ibanez’s double, triple, and home run and four RBIs lead the hometown Royals to an 8-6 comeback victory over Detroit.

In game which is broadcast throughout Latin America, skippers Luis Pujols of the Tigers and Tony Pena of the Royals become the first major league managers born in the Dominican Republic to oppose each other in a game. The president of the Dominican Republic, Hipolito Mejia, is on hand to watch Raul Ibanez’s double, triple, and home run and four RBIs lead the hometown Royals to an 8-6 comeback victory over Detroit.

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In game which is broadcast throughout Latin America, skippers Luis Pujols of the Tigers and Tony Pena of the Royals become the first major league managers born in the Dominican Republic to oppose each other in a game. The president of the Dominican Republic, Hipolito Mejia, is on hand to watch Raul Ibanez’s double, triple and home run and four RBIs lead the hometown Royals to an 8 – 6 comeback victory over Detroit.

On June 25, 2002 In game which is broadcast throughout Latin America, skippers Luis Pujols of the Tigers and Tony Pena of the Royals become the first major league managers born in the Dominican Republic to oppose each other in a...

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In the first professional baseball game in Brooklyn after a 44-year absence, the short-season Class A minor league Cyclones win their home opener at Keyspan Park, defeating the Mahoning Valley (Ohio) Scrappers 3-2 in 10 innings. The name of the New York-Penn Mets farm team refers to the famous roller coaster located at the nearby amusement park on Coney Island.

On June 25, 2001 In the first professional baseball game in Brooklyn after a 44-year absence, the short-season Class A minor league Cyclones win their home opener at Keyspan Park, defeating the Mahoning Valley (Ohio) Scrappers...

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After starting in the bottom of the first with a round-tripper, Darin Erstad ends the game in the bottom of the 11th inning with a walk-off home run, giving the Angels a 7-6 victory over Minnesota at Edison Field. The Anaheim leadoff DH joins Billy Hamilton (1893 Phillies) and Vic Power (1957 A’s) as only the third major leaguer to have hit both a leadoff and walkoff home run in the same game.

After starting in the bottom of the first with a round-tripper, Darin Erstad ends the game in the bottom of the 11th inning with a walk-off home run, giving the Angels a 7-6 victory over Minnesota at Edison Field. The Anaheim leadoff DH joins Billy Hamilton (1893 Phillies) and Vic Power (1957 A’s) as only the third major leaguer to have hit both a leadoff and walkoff home run in the same game.

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