Tag: June 28

1992 – A morning earthquake shakes the Astros before an 8-2 loss in Los Angeles. Willie Blair is rattled for five runs early. Ken Caminiti is one of the few Astros focused as he pounds out four hits. 

1992 – A morning earthquake shakes the Astros before an 8-2 loss in Los Angeles. Willie Blair is rattled for five runs early. Ken Caminiti is one of the few Astros focused as he pounds out four hits. 

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1983 – Dickie Thon swats two home runs to carry Houston to a 4-2 victory over Atlanta. He hits a solo shot off Craig McMurtry then a two-run blast off Terry Forster to give the Astros the cushion they need. 

1983 – Dickie Thon swats two home runs to carry Houston to a 4-2 victory over Atlanta. He hits a solo shot off Craig McMurtry then a two-run blast off Terry Forster to give the Astros the cushion they need. 

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1974 – Doug Rader is roasted in San Diego during “Short Order Cooks Night”. Earlier in the year, Padres owner and McDonald’s magnate Ray Kroc gave the fans a Quarter-Pounder of his mind when he seized the PA system to publicly grill his players. Rader said, “He can’t treat us like a bunch of cooks”. Doug gets the last chance, trailing 5-4 with two outs in the ninth. He flies out to John Grubb as Houston’s hopes melt in defeat. 

1974 – Doug Rader is roasted in San Diego during “Short Order Cooks Night”. Earlier in the year, Padres owner and McDonald’s magnate Ray Kroc gave the fans a Quarter-Pounder of his mind when he seized the PA system to publicly grill his players. Rader said, “He can’t treat us like a bunch of cooks”. Doug gets the last chance, trailing 5-4 with two outs in the ninth. He flies out to John Grubb as Houston’s hopes melt in defeat. 

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1966 – Joe Morgan becomes the first Astro named to start in an All-Star Game. Unfortunately, Morgan had broken his kneecap three days earlier and is unable to play. He was hitting .319 at the time of his injury. On the field, Houston loses at Pittsburgh, 4-3, but remain a surprising fourth in the National League race.

1966 – Joe Morgan becomes the first Astro named to start in an All-Star Game. Unfortunately, Morgan had broken his kneecap three days earlier and is unable to play. He was hitting .319 at the time of his injury. On the field, Houston loses at Pittsburgh, 4-3, but remain a surprising fourth in the National League race.

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University of California sophomore 1B Andrew Vaughn is the winner of the Golden Spikes Award, honoring the best college baseball player in the country. Vaughn hit .402 with 23 homers and 63 RBIs this season and beats out three top picks in the 2018 amateur draft: Casey Mize, Brady Singer and Kody Clemens.

University of California sophomore 1B Andrew Vaughn is the winner of the Golden Spikes Award, honoring the best college baseball player in the country. Vaughn hit .402 with 23 homers and 63 RBIs this season and beats out three top picks in the 2018 amateur draft: Casey Mize, Brady Singer and Kody Clemens.

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Oregon State University wins the 2018 College World Series, defeating the University of Arkansas, 5 – 0, in Game 3 of the finals. Kevin Abel throws a complete game shutout to seal the win, retiring the last 20 batters of the game. C Adley Rutschman is named the tournament MVP with a record 17 hits in the tourney. It is Oregon’s third championship, after those in 2006 and 2007.

Oregon State University wins the 2018 College World Series, defeating the University of Arkansas, 5 – 0, in Game 3 of the finals. Kevin Abel throws a complete game shutout to seal the win, retiring the last 20 batters of the game. C Adley Rutschman is named the tournament MVP with a record 17 hits in the tourney. It is Oregon’s third championship, after those in 2006 and 2007.

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Walking on the Roberto Clemente Bridge near PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA, umpire John Tumpane sees a woman climb over the railing. Realizing she is suicidal and about to jump into the Allegheny River below, Tumpane reaches and grabs her, and then gets assistance from other passers-by to prevent her from making the fatal leap until emergency workers can arrive on the scene.

Walking on the Roberto Clemente Bridge near PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA, umpire John Tumpane sees a woman climb over the railing. Realizing she is suicidal and about to jump into the Allegheny River below, Tumpane reaches and grabs her, and then gets assistance from other passers-by to prevent her from making the fatal leap until emergency workers can arrive on the scene.

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One day after he ranted to reporters about pitcher Jake Arrieta’s failure to hold on baserunners when the Nationals stole a team-record 7 bases, C Miguel Montero is designated for assignment by the Cubs, who call his tirade unprofessional and detrimental to the team’s cohesion.

One day after he ranted to reporters about pitcher Jake Arrieta’s failure to hold on baserunners when the Nationals stole a team-record 7 bases, C Miguel Montero is designated for assignment by the Cubs, who call his tirade unprofessional and detrimental to the team’s cohesion.

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In defeating the Reds, 7 – 2, in 15 innings, the Cubs have to use three different pitchers in left field after they run out of position players. Relievers Travis Wood and Spencer Patton alternate between the mound and the outfield in the 14th, then another reliever, Pedro Strop, plays in left in the 15th as Wood closes out the win. Kris Bryant snaps the tie with an RBI single in the top of the 15th and Javier Baez follows with a grand slam to put the game away.

In defeating the Reds, 7 – 2, in 15 innings, the Cubs have to use three different pitchers in left field after they run out of position players. Relievers Travis Wood and Spencer Patton alternate between the mound and the outfield in the 14th, then another reliever, Pedro Strop, plays in left in the 15th as Wood closes out the win. Kris Bryant snaps the tie with an RBI single in the top of the 15th and Javier Baez follows with a grand slam to put the game away.

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Having already matched Roger Clemens’ 1997 feat of winning his first 11 decisions of the season, the Tigers’ Max Scherzer becomes the first pitcher since “Rocket Roger” in 1986 to roll off 12 straight wins at the start of the year. Scherzer defeats the Rays, 6 – 3, although he is still two wins shy of Roger, who began his breakout season with 14 straight W’s. In support of Scherzer’s pitching, Miguel Cabrera has a four-hit game, including a pair of homers against Alex Colome.

Having already matched Roger Clemens’ 1997 feat of winning his first 11 decisions of the season, the Tigers’ Max Scherzer becomes the first pitcher since “Rocket Roger” in 1986 to roll off 12 straight wins at the start of the year. Scherzer defeats the Rays, 6 – 3, although he is still two wins shy of Roger, who began his breakout season with 14 straight W’s. In support of Scherzer’s pitching, Miguel Cabrera has a four-hit game, including a pair of homers against Alex Colome.

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The Phillies end a six-game winning streak by the Dodgers with a 16 – 1 shellacking. Delmon Young has a career-high 6 RBI and John Lannan wins his first game for the team. For the Dodgers, it’s their biggest losing margin since moving to Los Angeles in 1958.

The Phillies end a six-game winning streak by the Dodgers with a 16 – 1 shellacking. Delmon Young has a career-high 6 RBI and John Lannan wins his first game for the team. For the Dodgers, it’s their biggest losing margin since moving to Los Angeles in 1958.

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Pitcher Steven Matz has a great debut as he goes 3 for 3 at the plate and pitches into the 8th inning to lead the Mets to a 7 – 2 win over the Reds, completing a doubleheader sweep. He becomes the first pitcher to drive in 4 runs in his debut, settling down after allowing a home run to the first batter he faces, Brandon Phillips.

Pitcher Steven Matz has a great debut as he goes 3 for 3 at the plate and pitches into the 8th inning to lead the Mets to a 7 – 2 win over the Reds, completing a doubleheader sweep. He becomes the first pitcher to drive in 4 runs in his debut, settling down after allowing a home run to the first batter he faces, Brandon Phillips.

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OF Yasiel Puig becomes the third Cuban defector this year to sign a contract worth tens of millions with a major league team, when he agrees to a seven-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $42 million. Puig’s signing follows that of Yoenis Cespedes, who is having a fine rookie season with Oakland, and of Jorge Soler who inked a deal with the Cubs earlier this month. The 21-year-old centerfielder will need to remain in Mexico City for a few more weeks, until a work visa can be obtained. However, the Dodgers are anxious to complete the deal before a cap on international signings comes into effect on July 2nd as part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

OF Yasiel Puig becomes the third Cuban defector this year to sign a contract worth tens of millions with a major league team, when he agrees to a seven-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $42 million. Puig’s signing follows that of Yoenis Cespedes, who is having a fine rookie season with Oakland, and of Jorge Soler who inked a deal with the Cubs earlier this month. The 21-year-old centerfielder will need to remain in Mexico City for a few more weeks, until a work visa can be obtained. However, the Dodgers are anxious to complete the deal before a cap on international signings comes into effect on July 2nd as part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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The University of South Carolina becomes the first team to go 10-0 in a NCAA Tournament, winning the 2011 College World Series for their second straight title. They win, 5 – 2, over Florida in game 2 of the finals, behind Michael Roth’s 14th win of the year. Karsten Whitson takes the loss, his only one this season. Gamecocks 2B Scott Wingo is named the Tournament MVP.

The University of South Carolina becomes the first team to go 10-0 in a NCAA Tournament, winning the 2011 College World Series for their second straight title. They win, 5 – 2, over Florida in game 2 of the finals, behind Michael Roth’s 14th win of the year. Karsten Whitson takes the loss, his only one this season. Gamecocks 2B Scott Wingo is named the Tournament MVP.

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Cliff Lee hurls his third consecutive shutout in blanking the Red Sox, 5 – 0. The Phillies pitcher now has a 32-inning scoreless streak and improves to 9-5, going 5-0, 0.21 in June. The last Philly pitcher to throw three consecutive shutouts was Robin Roberts in 1950.

Cliff Lee hurls his third consecutive shutout in blanking the Red Sox, 5 – 0. The Phillies pitcher now has a 32-inning scoreless streak and improves to 9-5, going 5-0, 0.21 in June. The last Philly pitcher to throw three consecutive shutouts was Robin Roberts in 1950.

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The Mets hit their first grand slam since August 1, 2009, when Jason Bay connects in the 4th inning of their game against the Tigers. They don’t have to wait as long for the next one, as one inning later, Carlos Beltranimitates him to cap a 14 – 3 win. The Mets had been outslammed 18-0 in the interim.

The Mets hit their first grand slam since August 1, 2009, when Jason Bay connects in the 4th inning of their game against the Tigers. They don’t have to wait as long for the next one, as one inning later, Carlos Beltranimitates him to cap a 14 – 3 win. The Mets had been outslammed 18-0 in the interim.

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Ubaldo Jimenez gives up no hits over the first five innings but then runs into trouble, giving up 4 runs to the Padres in the 6th. The Rockies’ offense bails him out, however, with four home runs and 10 runs and he registers his major league-leading 14th win; his ERA has risen from 1.16 to 1.83 after his last two mediocre starts, though.

Ubaldo Jimenez gives up no hits over the first five innings but then runs into trouble, giving up 4 runs to the Padres in the 6th. The Rockies’ offense bails him out, however, with four home runs and 10 runs and he registers his major league-leading 14th win; his ERA has risen from 1.16 to 1.83 after his last two mediocre starts, though.

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The Tigers lose pitcher Joel Zumaya to an elbow injury suffered while throwing a pitch in the 8th inning against the Twins, but they hold on for a 7 – 5 win to take over first place in the AL Central. The Bengals jump to an early 4 – 0 lead on 1st-inning doubles by Miguel Cabrera and Brennan Boesch. Jeremy Bonderman is the winner over Francisco Liriano, but Zumaya’s dramatic injury casts a pall over the Tigers’ dugout; x-rays will confirm that he has a fractured elbow and will not pitch again this year.

The Tigers lose pitcher Joel Zumaya to an elbow injury suffered while throwing a pitch in the 8th inning against the Twins, but they hold on for a 7 – 5 win to take over first place in the AL Central. The Bengals jump to an early 4 – 0 lead on 1st-inning doubles by Miguel Cabrera and Brennan Boesch. Jeremy Bonderman is the winner over Francisco Liriano, but Zumaya’s dramatic injury casts a pall over the Tigers’ dugout; x-rays will confirm that he has a fractured elbow and will not pitch again this year.

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Edwin Rodriguez, who became the first Puerto Rican manager in major league history last week, wins a game in front of his countrymen as the Marlins defeat the Mets, 10 – 3, at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is the first major league game played in the stadium since the MLB-owned Montreal Expos were forced to move a number of home games there in 2003 and 2004. A crown of more than 18,000 is on hand for the historic game. With Bobby Valentine turning down an offer to manage the Marlins, Rodriguez will be confirmed as Florida’s skipper for the remainder of the season.

Edwin Rodriguez, who became the first Puerto Rican manager in major league history last week, wins a game in front of his countrymen as the Marlins defeat the Mets, 10 – 3, at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is the first major league game played in the stadium since the MLB-owned Montreal Expos were forced to move a number of home games there in 2003 and 2004. A crown of more than 18,000 is on hand for the historic game. With Bobby Valentine turning down an offer to manage the Marlins, Rodriguez will be confirmed as Florida’s skipper for the remainder of the season.

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The Cubs place Carlos Zambrano on the restricted list after the right-hander is suspended for three games for his recent dugout tirade, when he had to be separated from teammate Derrek Lee in the visitors’ dugout after surrendering four runs to the White Sox in the bottom of the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The excitable hurler is scheduled to be evaluated by doctors mutually selected by Major League Baseball and the players’ union.

The Cubs place Carlos Zambrano on the restricted list after the right-hander is suspended for three games for his recent dugout tirade, when he had to be separated from teammate Derrek Lee in the visitors’ dugout after surrendering four runs to the White Sox in the bottom of the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The excitable hurler is scheduled to be evaluated by doctors mutually selected by Major League Baseball and the players’ union.

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The Cubs honor Ron Santo for his 50 years in baseball. The former third baseman and current WGN radio analyst receives a white flag with “Santo 50” printed in the team’s colors that is autographed by the players, a photo of the Wrigley Field marquee with the message, “Thank you Ron for 50 great years”, and the seventy year-old will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch as well as sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh-inning stretch.

The Cubs honor Ron Santo for his 50 years in baseball. The former third baseman and current WGN radio analyst receives a white flag with “Santo 50” printed in the team’s colors that is autographed by the players, a photo of the Wrigley Field marquee with the message, “Thank you Ron for 50 great years”, and the seventy year-old will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch as well as sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh-inning stretch.

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The Lake Elsinore Storm rout the High Desert Mavericks, 33 – 18, in the California League; the two teams set a new league record for runs in a game. The Storm set a record with 32 hits. Six Storm players score at least four times, led by Matt Clark’s 7 runs. Kuo-Hui Lo scores four, drives in four and homers twice in a losing cause. Nine pitchers allow 3 or more runs, with only Travis Mortimore having a good day (1 2/3 IP, 0 R).

The Lake Elsinore Storm rout the High Desert Mavericks, 33 – 18, in the California League; the two teams set a new league record for runs in a game. The Storm set a record with 32 hits. Six Storm players score at least four times, led by Matt Clark’s 7 runs. Kuo-Hui Lo scores four, drives in four and homers twice in a losing cause. Nine pitchers allow 3 or more runs, with only Travis Mortimore having a good day (1 2/3 IP, 0 R).

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Mariano Rivera earns his 500th career save as the Yankees complete a 3-game sweep of the Mets with a 4 – 2 win at Citi Field. Rivera, who is the second pitcher to reach the milestone after Trevor Hoffman, also draws a bases-loaded walk in the 9th for his first career RBI.

Mariano Rivera earns his 500th career save as the Yankees complete a 3-game sweep of the Mets with a 4 – 2 win at Citi Field. Rivera, who is the second pitcher to reach the milestone after Trevor Hoffman, also draws a bases-loaded walk in the 9th for his first career RBI.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers win a game without the benefit of a hit when they are thwarted by Angels pitchers Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo over 8 innings. In the 6th inning, Matt Kemp reaches first base on an error by Weaver, steals second and advances to third on a throwing error by catcher Jeff Mathis, then scores the game’s only run on a sacrifice fly by Blake DeWitt. The last team to win a game without registering a base hit were the Cleveland Indians who beat Boston’s Matt Young under similar circumstances on April 12, 1992. It is the fifth time since 1900 that a major league team has won a game without a hit.

The Los Angeles Dodgers win a game without the benefit of a hit when they are thwarted by Angels pitchers Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo over 8 innings. In the 6th inning, Matt Kemp reaches first base on an error by Weaver, steals second and advances to third on a throwing error by catcher Jeff Mathis, then scores the game’s only run on a sacrifice fly by Blake DeWitt. The last team to win a game without registering a base hit were the Cleveland Indians who beat Boston’s Matt Young under similar circumstances on April 12, 1992. It is the fifth time since 1900 that a major league team has won a game without a hit.

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Danny Rios of the Yakult Swallows is served with a one-year suspension for positive steroid tests in May and June. He is the third player to be suspended under Nippon Pro Baseball’s steroid policy (following Rick Guttormson and Luis A. Gonzalez) and the second to be suspended for a year. Rios was only 2-7 a year after having won the Korea Baseball Organization MVP award. The KBO never tested Rios for steroids when he pitched in that league. Rios, like Gonzalez, played in the majors before going to Japan.

Danny Rios of the Yakult Swallows is served with a one-year suspension for positive steroid tests in May and June. He is the third player to be suspended under Nippon Pro Baseball’s steroid policy (following Rick Guttormson and Luis A. Gonzalez) and the second to be suspended for a year. Rios was only 2-7 a year after having won the Korea Baseball Organization MVP award. The KBO never tested Rios for steroids when he pitched in that league. Rios, like Gonzalez, played in the majors before going to Japan.

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Frank Thomas hit his 500th home run. He is the 21st member of the 500 home run club. He connects with a 3-run shot in the first against Carlos Silva, going 396 feet to left field. The hit is the difference in a 5 – 4 victory by the Jays.

Frank Thomas hit his 500th home run. He is the 21st member of the 500 home run club. He connects with a 3-run shot in the first against Carlos Silva, going 396 feet to left field. The hit is the difference in a 5 – 4 victory by the Jays.

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Craig Biggio ties his career high with five hits to reach 3,000 for his career. He is the 27th player to have accumulated that many. It is one day shy of the 19th anniversary of his first major league hit, a June 29 single against Orel Hershiser. Biggio becomes the first player to reach 3,000 hits in a five-hit game. On his third hit, the hustling veteran is thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. Biggio is 5 for 6 overall in Houston’s 8 – 5 win in 11 innings.

Craig Biggio ties his career high with five hits to reach 3,000 for his career. He is the 27th player to have accumulated that many. It is one day shy of the 19th anniversary of his first major league hit, a June 29 single against Orel Hershiser. Biggio becomes the first player to reach 3,000 hits in a five-hit game. On his third hit, the hustling veteran is thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. Biggio is 5 for 6 overall in Houston’s 8 – 5 win in 11 innings.

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2007 – Craig Biggio gets the 3,000th hit of his career. And 3001. And 3002. In fact, Biggio gets five hits for the second time in his career, all singles. The milestone moment comes in the seventh and plates Brad Ausmus to tie the Rockies at one . His final hit puts him at third base in the 11th when Carlos Lee rocks a grand slam off Brian Fuentes into the Crawford Boxes for an 8-5 thriller  . Lance Berkman and Mike Lamb homer in the eighth to put the game into extras. Biggio becomes the 27th member of the 3,000-hit club and the first to reach it with a five-hit performance. 

2007 – Craig Biggio gets the 3,000th hit of his career. And 3001. And 3002. In fact, Biggio gets five hits for the second time in his career, all singles. The milestone moment comes in the seventh and plates Brad Ausmus to tie the Rockies at one . His final hit puts him at third base in the 11th when Carlos Lee rocks a grand slam off Brian Fuentes into the Crawford Boxes for an 8-5 thriller  . Lance Berkman and Mike Lamb homer in the eighth to put the game into extras. Biggio becomes the 27th member of the 3,000-hit club and the first to reach it with a five-hit performance. 

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With his worst outing in the two seasons with the Mets, Pedro Martinez is routed by his former teammates in his return to Fenway as the BoSox maul the Mets, 10-2. The crowd, who chanted “Pedro! Pedro!” before the game, showed their appreciation of the Dominican’s history as a Red Sox player with a standing ovation during yesterday’s video tribute which highlighted the right-hander’s achievements with Boston.

With his worst outing in the two seasons with the Mets, Pedro Martinez is routed by his former teammates in his return to Fenway as the BoSox maul the Mets, 10-2. The crowd, who chanted “Pedro! Pedro!” before the game, showed their appreciation of the Dominican’s history as a Red Sox player with a standing ovation during yesterday’s video tribute which highlighted the right-hander’s achievements with Boston.

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In a 14 – 6 win over the Expos at Citizens Bank Park, David Bell becomes the seventh player in Phillies history to hit for the cycle. The Philadelphia third baseman joins his grandfather Gus Bell (1951) as the only grandson and grandfather combination to accomplish the feat.

In a 14 – 6 win over the Expos at Citizens Bank Park, David Bell becomes the seventh player in Phillies history to hit for the cycle. The Philadelphia third baseman joins his grandfather Gus Bell (1951) as the only grandson and grandfather combination to accomplish the feat.

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Tampa Bay whips their cross-state rival Marlins, 4 – 0, behind Wilson Alvarez and two relievers. In the 7th, Kevin Millar of the Marlins hits a towering fly that lands on one of the catwalks that hang from the stadium’s dome. It never comes down and is ruled a double. It’s the second time a ball has gotten stuck in a catwalk at Tropicana Field. In 1999, Jose Canseco hit a home run drive that lodged there. Millar joins Ruppert Jones, Ricky Nelson, Dave Kingman, Alvaro Espinoza and Canseco as the only players to hit a fair ball that got stuck in a stadium obstruction. Jones and Nelson both had hits get caught in the overhead speakers at the old Kingdome. The balls hit by Kingman and Espinoza were at the Minneapolis Metrodome with Kingman’s getting stuck in a drainage valve and Espinoza’s lodging in an overhead speaker.

Tampa Bay whips their cross-state rival Marlins, 4 – 0, behind Wilson Alvarez and two relievers. In the 7th, Kevin Millar of the Marlins hits a towering fly that lands on one of the catwalks that hang from the stadium’s dome. It never comes down and is ruled a double. It’s the second time a ball has gotten stuck in a catwalk at Tropicana Field. In 1999, Jose Canseco hit a home run drive that lodged there. Millar joins Ruppert Jones, Ricky Nelson, Dave Kingman, Alvaro Espinoza and Canseco as the only players to hit a fair ball that got stuck in a stadium obstruction. Jones and Nelson both had hits get caught in the overhead speakers at the old Kingdome. The balls hit by Kingman and Espinoza were at the Minneapolis Metrodome with Kingman’s getting stuck in a drainage valve and Espinoza’s lodging in an overhead speaker.

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The Rockies overcome a 7-run deficit to defeat the visiting Giants, 17 – 13, as 3B Jeff Cirillo slugs a double and three home runs, drives home six runs, and scores five himself. Cirillo’s third homer, a 2-run shot off John Johnstone, breaks a 12 – 12 tie. The Rockies draw their 20 millionth fan to one ballpark faster than any other team in major league history. Taking less than six years, Colorado eclipses the Dodgers’ mark of taking nine years in two stadiums to reach the milestone.

The Rockies overcome a 7-run deficit to defeat the visiting Giants, 17 – 13, as 3B Jeff Cirillo slugs a double and three home runs, drives home six runs, and scores five himself. Cirillo’s third homer, a 2-run shot off John Johnstone, breaks a 12 – 12 tie. The Rockies draw their 20 millionth fan to one ballpark faster than any other team in major league history. Taking less than six years, Colorado eclipses the Dodgers’ mark of taking nine years in two stadiums to reach the milestone.

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Hack Wilson ups his RBI total for the 1930 season to 191. 69 years after the season, an RBI is added to his batting record by the commissioner’s office, which also gives Babe Ruth six additional walks, raising his career-record total to 2,062. “There is no doubt that Hack Wilson’s RBI total should be 191,” commissioner Bud Selig says. “I am sensitive to the historical significance that accompanies the correction of such a prestigious record, especially after so many years have passed, but it is important to get it right.” The missing RBI comes from the second game of a doubleheader between Wilson’s Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds on July 28, 1930in which Charlie Grimm was wrongly credited with two RBIs and Wilson with none. Ruth’s walk total is now 2,062. Ted Williams is second, trailing by 43, and Rickey Henderson of the New York Mets is third, 134 behind Ruth.

Hack Wilson ups his RBI total for the 1930 season to 191. 69 years after the season, an RBI is added to his batting record by the commissioner’s office, which also gives Babe Ruth six additional walks, raising his career-record total to 2,062. “There is no doubt that Hack Wilson’s RBI total should be 191,” commissioner Bud Selig says. “I am sensitive to the historical significance that accompanies the correction of such a prestigious record, especially after so many years have passed, but it is important to get it right.” The missing RBI comes from the second game of a doubleheader between Wilson’s Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds on July 28, 1930in which Charlie Grimm was wrongly credited with two RBIs and Wilson with none. Ruth’s walk total is now 2,062. Ted Williams is second, trailing by 43, and Rickey Henderson of the New York Mets is third, 134 behind Ruth.

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The Twins’ Bob Tewksbury slows down Mark McGwire, twice retiring him with a 44-MPH lob. McGwire grounds out in the 1st inning swinging at a lob, and then with a 0 – 2 count in the 4th, pops out to first on another. Tewksbury also retires Ray Lankford in the 6th on a lob and ends with a 3 – 2 win.

The Twins’ Bob Tewksbury slows down Mark McGwire, twice retiring him with a 44-MPH lob. McGwire grounds out in the 1st inning swinging at a lob, and then with a 0 – 2 count in the 4th, pops out to first on another. Tewksbury also retires Ray Lankford in the 6th on a lob and ends with a 3 – 2 win.

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Yankees P David Wells starts the game against Cleveland wearing Babe Ruth’s autographed cap from the 1934 season. Manager Joe Torre makes him take it off after the 1st inning since it doesn’t conform to the team’s current uniform. Without the cap, Wells blows a 3 – 0 lead as the Indians go on to a 12 – 8 victory. The Indians mount a 19-hit attack, as CF Marquis Grissom accounts for five of the hits, while 3B Matt Williams gets four hits, including a pair of homers, and drives home six runs.

Yankees P David Wells starts the game against Cleveland wearing Babe Ruth’s autographed cap from the 1934 season. Manager Joe Torre makes him take it off after the 1st inning since it doesn’t conform to the team’s current uniform. Without the cap, Wells blows a 3 – 0 lead as the Indians go on to a 12 – 8 victory. The Indians mount a 19-hit attack, as CF Marquis Grissom accounts for five of the hits, while 3B Matt Williams gets four hits, including a pair of homers, and drives home six runs.

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For the second time in three days, a Tiger steals four bases with Boston C Scott Hatteberg behind the plate. This time it is Damion Easley doing the stealing in Detroit’s 9 – 2 victory. Tomorrow, Hatteberg will start on the bench, but will come in when Bill Haselman breaks his finger.

For the second time in three days, a Tiger steals four bases with Boston C Scott Hatteberg behind the plate. This time it is Damion Easley doing the stealing in Detroit’s 9 – 2 victory. Tomorrow, Hatteberg will start on the bench, but will come in when Bill Haselman breaks his finger.

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Colorado pulls off the hidden ball trick in a 2 – 1, 11-inning loss to the host San Francisco Giants. In the first inning, Darren Lewis is tagged out at third base by Vinny Castilla, with Barry Bonds at bat.

Colorado pulls off the hidden ball trick in a 2 – 1, 11-inning loss to the host San Francisco Giants. In the first inning, Darren Lewis is tagged out at third base by Vinny Castilla, with Barry Bonds at bat.

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  • 1937 All Star Game Dizzy Dean takes one on the toe
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  • Sonny Siebert fires no hitter June 10 1966 Full Radio Broadcast
    On June 10, 1966 At Cleveland Stadium Sonny Siebert pitches a no-hitter against the Washington Senators and Leon Wagner homers off loser Phil Ortega as first-place Cleveland wins, 2 – 0. The right-hander strikes out seven batters, walking only one, in his Cleveland Stadium gem. It will be the only No Hitter of the season.   More information about todays events, players, ball park, date and […]
  • Vin Scully on the Call May 14 1957 Dodgers vs Braves
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  • Willie Mays Makes The Catch Game 1 1954 World Series
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  • Lefty Gomez pitches the Yankess to the 1936 World Title
    October 6, 1936 Yankees at Giants World Series Game 6 The Giants loaded the bases in the first off Lefty Gomez on a single and two walks before Mel Ott drove in two with a double, but Jake Powell's home-run after a two-out triple off Freddie Fitzsimmons tied the game in the second. Next inning, […]
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  • Game 7 1934 World Series Dizzy Dean Faces the Tigers
    On October 9, 1934, Dizzy Dean and the St. Louis Cardinals win the seventh game of the World Series 11-0, the Cardinals erupted for 7 runs in the 3rd inning. Dizzy Dean with 1 out doubled to left, Pepper Martin singled to first and stole second, then Jack Rothrock walked. Frankie Frisch lines a three […]
  • Don Drysdale dominates Yankees in Game 3 1963 World Series
    October 5, 1963 Don Drysdale pitched a masterful three-hitter at Dodger Stadium in his complete-game win. Manager Walter Alston called Drysdale's performance "one of the greatest pitched games I ever saw." Jim Bouton, making his first World Series start, dueled Drysdale throughout, permitting only four hits in seven innings for a losing cause. The lone […]
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    On May 19, 1963 At Dodger Stadium Sandy Koufax fires a 2 hitter to beat Roger Craig and New York Mets 1-0 striking out 5, and walking 1. Craig collected 1 of the 2 Mets hits. Tommy Davis drives in Dodger Hall of Famer Jim Gilliam with their only run in the first inning. More […]

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