Tag: June 3

1963 – Pitching against the Dodgers usually gets Dick Farrell fired up, never forgiving them for making him available in the expansion draft. He tosses a no-hitter for the first seven innings and finishes with a 2-1, two-hit triumph. Rusty Staub belts the first homer of his big league career off Don Drysdale in the fourth 

1963 – Pitching against the Dodgers usually gets Dick Farrell fired up, never forgiving them for making him available in the expansion draft. He tosses a no-hitter for the first seven innings and finishes with a 2-1, two-hit triumph. Rusty Staub belts the first homer of his big league career off Don Drysdale in the fourth 

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1962 – Houston gets their first doubleheader sweep when they bounce the Pirates, 10-6 and 10-3, at Forbes Field. Tied at six in the opener, catcher Hal Smith uses pitcher Bobby Tiefenauer’s glove to tag out Roberto Clemente at the plate. Smith then singles to start a four-run rally that puts the game away. The Colts tally seven runs in the first inning of the nightcap to complete the sweep.

1962 – Houston gets their first doubleheader sweep when they bounce the Pirates, 10-6 and 10-3, at Forbes Field. Tied at six in the opener, catcher Hal Smith uses pitcher Bobby Tiefenauer’s glove to tag out Roberto Clemente at the plate. Smith then singles to start a four-run rally that puts the game away. The Colts tally seven runs in the first inning of the nightcap to complete the sweep.

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2014 – Jonathan Singleton, a key component in the trade of Hunter Pence, homers in his big league debut, a 7-2, drubbing of the Angels. He would total 13 for his rookie season but bat .168. Unfortunately, he failed to adjust to big league pitching and would not be the star many had projected. 

2014 – Jonathan Singleton, a key component in the trade of Hunter Pence, homers in his big league debut, a 7-2, drubbing of the Angels. He would total 13 for his rookie season but bat .168. Unfortunately, he failed to adjust to big league pitching and would not be the star many had projected. 

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1987 – Chicago scores nine in the first inning off Bob Knepper en route to a 22-7 massacre, the most runs allowed by Houston in one game. Brian Dayett and Keith Moreland bash grand slams as does Billy Hatcher to tie a major league record. Moreland has seven RBIs in the game. 

1987 – Chicago scores nine in the first inning off Bob Knepper en route to a 22-7 massacre, the most runs allowed by Houston in one game. Brian Dayett and Keith Moreland bash grand slams as does Billy Hatcher to tie a major league record. Moreland has seven RBIs in the game. 

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The 2019 amateur draft begins today and, as expected, C Adley Rutschman of Oregon State University, the MVP of the 2018 College World Series, is taken first overall, by the Orioles. He is followed by SS Bobby Witt Jr., son of Bobby Witt, a first-round pick himself in 1985, by the Royals. Andrew Vaughn, winner of the Golden Spikes Award in 2018 completes the initial trifecta by going to the White Sox. Remarkably, there are only two pitchers taken in the first 16 selections.

The 2019 amateur draft begins today and, as expected, C Adley Rutschman of Oregon State University, the MVP of the 2018 College World Series, is taken first overall, by the Orioles. He is followed by SS Bobby Witt Jr., son of Bobby Witt, a first-round pick himself in 1985, by the Royals. Andrew Vaughn, winner of the Golden Spikes Award in 2018 completes the initial trifecta by going to the White Sox. Remarkably, there are only two pitchers taken in the first 16 selections.

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Michael Wacha of the Cardinals pitches no-hit ball for 8 innings against the Pirates before pinch-hitter Colin Moran leads off the 9th with a single. Reliever Jordan Hicks then records the final three outs to complete a one-hit, 5 – 0, combined shutout.

Michael Wacha of the Cardinals pitches no-hit ball for 8 innings against the Pirates before pinch-hitter Colin Moran leads off the 9th with a single. Reliever Jordan Hicks then records the final three outs to complete a one-hit, 5 – 0, combined shutout.

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Blake Snell ties an American League record by striking out the first 7 batters he faces for the Rays against the Mariners. Denard Span ends the streak with a ground out, but Snell then strikes out Mike Zunino to end the 3rd. However, Seattle goes on to win, 2 – 1, on a pair of runs in the bottom of the 8th after Snell has departed having struck out 12 in 6 scoreless innings.

Blake Snell ties an American League record by striking out the first 7 batters he faces for the Rays against the Mariners. Denard Span ends the streak with a ground out, but Snell then strikes out Mike Zunino to end the 3rd. However, Seattle goes on to win, 2 – 1, on a pair of runs in the bottom of the 8th after Snell has departed having struck out 12 in 6 scoreless innings.

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Edinson Volquez of the Marlins throws the first no-hitter of the year, defeating the Diamondbacks, 3 – 0. He allows a pair of walks, but both baserunners are erased on double plays, so he faces the minimum 27 batters in his masterpiece. He almost leaves the game after one batter, after he collides with Rey Fuentes at first base and turns his ankle, but he stays in and pitches the game of his life.

Edinson Volquez of the Marlins throws the first no-hitter of the year, defeating the Diamondbacks, 3 – 0. He allows a pair of walks, but both baserunners are erased on double plays, so he faces the minimum 27 batters in his masterpiece. He almost leaves the game after one batter, after he collides with Rey Fuentes at first base and turns his ankle, but he stays in and pitches the game of his life.

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Albert Pujols becomes the ninth major leaguer to hit 600 home runsand the only player to reach the milestone with a grand slam. The 37 year-old Los Angeles DH, the fourth youngest to accomplished the feat, behind only Babe Ruth, Alex Rodrigues, and Henry Aaron, goes deep in the fourth inning off Ervin Santana in the team’s 7-4 victory over the Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Albert Pujols becomes the ninth major leaguer to hit 600 home runsand the only player to reach the milestone with a grand slam. The 37 year-old Los Angeles DH, the fourth youngest to accomplished the feat, behind only Babe Ruth, Alex Rodrigues, and Henry Aaron, goes deep in the fourth inning off Ervin Santana in the team’s 7-4 victory over the Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

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The Marlins get some unwanted publicity when they are the first to publicly announce the death of boxing great Muhammad Ali on the Marlins Park scoreboard at the end of tonight’s game against the Mets. Team President David Samson had heard the news from a person close to Ali, but had not realized the family had not made the news public when he calls on the scoreboard operators to pay tribute.

The Marlins get some unwanted publicity when they are the first to publicly announce the death of boxing great Muhammad Ali on the Marlins Park scoreboard at the end of tonight’s game against the Mets. Team President David Samson had heard the news from a person close to Ali, but had not realized the family had not made the news public when he calls on the scoreboard operators to pay tribute.

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The Diamondbacks trade slugging OF Mark Trumbo and P Vidal Nuno to the Mariners for C Welington Castillo, P Dominic Leone and two prospects, IF Jack Reinheimer and OF Gabby Guerrero. The trade breaks a logjam in the outfield for the D-Backs, with the emergence of Cuban defector Yasmany Tomas, while they need a catcher to replace Tuffy Gosewisch who went down with a season-ending knee injury a week earlier.

The Diamondbacks trade slugging OF Mark Trumbo and P Vidal Nuno to the Mariners for C Welington Castillo, P Dominic Leone and two prospects, IF Jack Reinheimer and OF Gabby Guerrero. The trade breaks a logjam in the outfield for the D-Backs, with the emergence of Cuban defector Yasmany Tomas, while they need a catcher to replace Tuffy Gosewisch who went down with a season-ending knee injury a week earlier.

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Tempers flare in Miami in a game between the Marlins and the Cubs. In the 6th inning, Chicago’s Junior Lake hits a homer that cuts his team’s deficit to 6 -2, and taunts the Marlins’ bench while rounding third base; he is confronted by C J.T. Realmuto as he crosses the plate and both benches empty although no one is ejected. Giancarlo Stanton and Jeff Baker hit back-to-back homers for the second straight game for Miami, which ends up with a 7 – 3 win.

Tempers flare in Miami in a game between the Marlins and the Cubs. In the 6th inning, Chicago’s Junior Lake hits a homer that cuts his team’s deficit to 6 -2, and taunts the Marlins’ bench while rounding third base; he is confronted by C J.T. Realmuto as he crosses the plate and both benches empty although no one is ejected. Giancarlo Stanton and Jeff Baker hit back-to-back homers for the second straight game for Miami, which ends up with a 7 – 3 win.

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Yasiel Puig has two hits in his major league debut and makes a strong throw from right field to complete a game-ending double play as the Dodgers defeat the Padres, 2 – 1. Scott Van Slyke and Adrian Gonzalez both hit solo homers to account for the Dodgers’ two runs, while Stephen Fife earns the first victory of his career.

Yasiel Puig has two hits in his major league debut and makes a strong throw from right field to complete a game-ending double play as the Dodgers defeat the Padres, 2 – 1. Scott Van Slyke and Adrian Gonzalez both hit solo homers to account for the Dodgers’ two runs, while Stephen Fife earns the first victory of his career.

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The last-place Astros extend their unlikely winning streak to six games with a 2 – 1 win over the Angels, which completes a four-game sweep. Erik Bedard earns his first win of the season as Chris Carter homers. All six wins have come on the road – the first perfect road trip by Houston since 1999.

The last-place Astros extend their unlikely winning streak to six games with a 2 – 1 win over the Angels, which completes a four-game sweep. Erik Bedard earns his first win of the season as Chris Carter homers. All six wins have come on the road – the first perfect road trip by Houston since 1999.

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The Mets complete a three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 6 – 1 win to reach a virtual tie for first place in the NL East. Jon Niese strikes out a career-high 10 batters in 6 innings before leaving because of an accelerated heart beat. Kirk Nieuwenhuis hits a homer and drives in 3 runs. The Cards lost the first two games of the series by shutout, including Johan Santana’s no-hitter on June 1st, and finally end their 26-inning scoring drought in the 8th, on an RBI single by Adron Chambers.

The Mets complete a three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 6 – 1 win to reach a virtual tie for first place in the NL East. Jon Niese strikes out a career-high 10 batters in 6 innings before leaving because of an accelerated heart beat. Kirk Nieuwenhuis hits a homer and drives in 3 runs. The Cards lost the first two games of the series by shutout, including Johan Santana’s no-hitter on June 1st, and finally end their 26-inning scoring drought in the 8th, on an RBI single by Adron Chambers.

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Carlos Zambrano hits his 24th career homer as the Marlins beat the Phillies, 5 – 1. That ties him with Bob Gibson for second-most dingers by a pitcher in the post-1962 era, still 9 behind leader Earl Wilson.

Carlos Zambrano hits his 24th career homer as the Marlins beat the Phillies, 5 – 1. That ties him with Bob Gibson for second-most dingers by a pitcher in the post-1962 era, still 9 behind leader Earl Wilson.

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In a pregame ceremony at Citi Field, John Franco becomes the 26th member of the Mets Hall of Fame. The former southpaw reliever, who also played for Cincinnati and Houston, leads all lefties in all-time saves with 424, which includes 276 for the Mets, a franchise record.

In a pregame ceremony at Citi Field, John Franco becomes the 26th member of the Mets Hall of Fame. The former southpaw reliever, who also played for Cincinnati and Houston, leads all lefties in all-time saves with 424, which includes 276 for the Mets, a franchise record.

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Jason Vargas tosses a four-hitter for his first career shutout as the Mariners defeat the Rays, 7 – 0. Adam Kennedy and Miguel Olivo hit back-to-back homers off Andy Sonnanstine in the 5th inning to ice the win, following Justin Smoak’s 1st-inning blast.

Jason Vargas tosses a four-hitter for his first career shutout as the Mariners defeat the Rays, 7 – 0. Adam Kennedy and Miguel Olivo hit back-to-back homers off Andy Sonnanstine in the 5th inning to ice the win, following Justin Smoak’s 1st-inning blast.

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A few days before he is expected to become the first overall selection in the 2010 amateur draft, Bryce Harper, playing for Southern Nevada, is ejected from a game in the National Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, CO for showing up an umpire and arguing balls and strikes. The ejection comes with an automatic two-game suspension, meaning Harper’s amateur career is over unless his team manages to reach the tournament final without its star hitter. While Harper’s playing talent has never been in doubt, there have been frequent questions about the make-up and maturity of the 17-year-old catcher.

A few days before he is expected to become the first overall selection in the 2010 amateur draft, Bryce Harper, playing for Southern Nevada, is ejected from a game in the National Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, CO for showing up an umpire and arguing balls and strikes. The ejection comes with an automatic two-game suspension, meaning Harper’s amateur career is over unless his team manages to reach the tournament final without its star hitter. While Harper’s playing talent has never been in doubt, there have been frequent questions about the make-up and maturity of the 17-year-old catcher.

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The Braves extend their winning streak to 9 games with a 4 – 3 win in Los Angeles. The Dodgers come into the game with a record of 18-8 at home, but an excellent start by Kris Medlen, coupled with Troy Glaus’s fourth homer in 5 games, propels Atlanta to the win. Jonny Venters, filling in for the unavailable Billy Wagner and an injured Takashi Saito, records his first major league save.

The Braves extend their winning streak to 9 games with a 4 – 3 win in Los Angeles. The Dodgers come into the game with a record of 18-8 at home, but an excellent start by Kris Medlen, coupled with Troy Glaus’s fourth homer in 5 games, propels Atlanta to the win. Jonny Venters, filling in for the unavailable Billy Wagner and an injured Takashi Saito, records his first major league save.

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Cumberland University wins the 2010 NAIA College World Series for its second national title, topping Lee University, 4 – 3. David Fanshawe drives in all four runs while Aaron Wilkerson allows only four hits in eight innings for the win.

Cumberland University wins the 2010 NAIA College World Series for its second national title, topping Lee University, 4 – 3. David Fanshawe drives in all four runs while Aaron Wilkerson allows only four hits in eight innings for the win.

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A day after Jim Joyce called Jason Donald, who is obviously out, safe with two outs in the ninth inning, ruining Armando Galarraga’s bid for a perfect game, Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm issues a proclamation stating the Tigers right-hander indeed pitched a perfect game against Cleveland, dismissing the blown call by the first base umpire. Additionally, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) reports she is lobbying baseball commissioner Bud Selig to declare Galarraga’s performance a perfect game, and long-time U.S. Representative John D. Dingell (D-Mich) says he is planning to introduce a resolution in Congress asking MLB to overturn the call.

A day after Jim Joyce called Jason Donald, who is obviously out, safe with two outs in the ninth inning, ruining Armando Galarraga’s bid for a perfect game, Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm issues a proclamation stating the Tigers right-hander indeed pitched a perfect game against Cleveland, dismissing the blown call by the first base umpire. Additionally, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) reports she is lobbying baseball commissioner Bud Selig to declare Galarraga’s performance a perfect game, and long-time U.S. Representative John D. Dingell (D-Mich) says he is planning to introduce a resolution in Congress asking MLB to overturn the call.

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A day after Jim Joyce called Jason Donald, who is obviously out, safe with two outs in the ninth inning, ruining Armando Galarraga’s bid for a perfect game, Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm issues a proclamation stating the Tigers right-hander indeed pitched a perfect game against Cleveland, dismissing the blown call by the first base umpire. Additionally, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) reports she is lobbying baseball commissioner Bud Selig to declare Galarraga’s performance a perfect game, and long-time U.S. Representative John D. Dingell (D-Mich) says he is planning to introduce a resolution in Congress asking MLB to overturn the call.

A day after Jim Joyce called Jason Donald, who is obviously out, safe with two outs in the ninth inning, ruining Armando Galarraga’s bid for a perfect game, Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm issues a proclamation stating the Tigers right-hander indeed pitched a perfect game against Cleveland, dismissing the blown call by the first base umpire. Additionally, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) reports she is lobbying baseball commissioner Bud Selig to declare Galarraga’s performance a perfect game, and long-time U.S. Representative John D. Dingell (D-Mich) says he is planning to introduce a resolution in Congress asking MLB to overturn the call.

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Elaine Fulps wins the Grand Prairie AirHogs promotion that includes a certificate for a casket and a funeral at the Chapel of Roses Funeral Home, as well as a cemetery plot and a headstone. The American Association minor league team’s $10,000 give-away will not expire until the 60 year-old winner from Arlington, Texas resident does, according to Ron Alexander, the sales manager at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.


Elaine Fulps wins the Grand Prairie AirHogs promotion that includes a certificate for a casket and a funeral at the Chapel of Roses Funeral Home, as well as a cemetery plot and a headstone. The American Association minor league team’s $10,000 give-away will not expire until the 60 year-old winner from Arlington, Texas resident does, according to Ron Alexander, the sales manager at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.


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Randy Johnson moves into second place on the all-time major league strikeout leaderboard. He strikes out 8 in 6 1/3 innings, most importantly getting Mike Cameron in the 1st to pass Roger Clemens for second place with 4,673. The 44-year-old “Big Unit” trails only Nolan Ryan but will not catch him.

Randy Johnson moves into second place on the all-time major league strikeout leaderboard. He strikes out 8 in 6 1/3 innings, most importantly getting Mike Cameron in the 1st to pass Roger Clemens for second place with 4,673. The 44-year-old “Big Unit” trails only Nolan Ryan but will not catch him.

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In a long day at Shea Stadium, rookie catcher Eliezer Alfonzo hits a two-run home run for his first major league hit, helping the San Francisco Giants to a 6 – 4 victory over the New York Mets in the first game of a doubleheader, which ends after 3 hours, 12 minutes. In the second game, already delayed 2 1/2 hours by rain, the Mets win 3 – 2, in the bottom of the 11th inning, when Lastings Milledge scores the winning run on a short sacrifice fly by Chris Woodward. The twin bill ends close to 11 p.m. ET.

In a long day at Shea Stadium, rookie catcher Eliezer Alfonzo hits a two-run home run for his first major league hit, helping the San Francisco Giants to a 6 – 4 victory over the New York Mets in the first game of a doubleheader, which ends after 3 hours, 12 minutes. In the second game, already delayed 2 1/2 hours by rain, the Mets win 3 – 2, in the bottom of the 11th inning, when Lastings Milledge scores the winning run on a short sacrifice fly by Chris Woodward. The twin bill ends close to 11 p.m. ET.

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At Turner Field, the 45-year old Julio Franco hits a home run with the bases loaded in the 1st inning, to became the oldest player in major league history to hit a grand slam as the Braves beat the Phillies, 8 – 4.

At Turner Field, the 45-year old Julio Franco hits a home run with the bases loaded in the 1st inning, to became the oldest player in major league history to hit a grand slam as the Braves beat the Phillies, 8 – 4.

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After calling 4,306 consecutive regular season games, and another 41 during the postseason, Tom Cheek’s 27 1/2 season streak ends. The modest broadcaster, who misses his first game due to his dad’s death, had done play-by-play of every Blue Jays game since the team’s inception on a snowy day in 1977.

After calling 4,306 consecutive regular season games, and another 41 during the postseason, Tom Cheek’s 27 1/2 season streak ends. The modest broadcaster, who misses his first game due to his dad’s death, had done play-by-play of every Blue Jays game since the team’s inception on a snowy day in 1977.

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After calling 4,306 consecutive regular season games, and another 41 during the postseason, Tom Cheek’s 27 1/2 season streak ends. The modest broadcaster, who misses his first game due to his dad’s death, had done play-by-play of every Blue Jays game since the team’s inception on a snowy day in 1977.

After calling 4,306 consecutive regular season games, and another 41 during the postseason, Tom Cheek’s 27 1/2 season streak ends. The modest broadcaster, who misses his first game due to his dad’s death, had done play-by-play of every Blue Jays game since the team’s inception on a snowy day in 1977.

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Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is named the 11th captain in club history. The 28 year-old joins Hal Chase (1912), Roger Peckinpaugh (1914-21), Babe Ruth (for six days in 1922), Everett Scott (1922), Lou Gehrig (1935-41), Thurman Munson (1976-79), Graig Nettles (1982-84), co-captains Willie Randolph and Ron Guidry (1986-89), and Don Mattingly (1991-95).

Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is named the 11th captain in club history. The 28 year-old joins Hal Chase (1912), Roger Peckinpaugh (1914-21), Babe Ruth (for six days in 1922), Everett Scott (1922), Lou Gehrig (1935-41), Thurman Munson (1976-79), Graig Nettles (1982-84), co-captains Willie Randolph and Ron Guidry (1986-89), and Don Mattingly (1991-95).

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Slugger Sammy Sosa is ejected from the game during the first inning after he shatters his bat and the broken remains expose cork. The Cub outfielder will be suspended by major league baseball for eight games (reduced to 7 after an appeal) for his offense.

Slugger Sammy Sosa is ejected from the game during the first inning after he shatters his bat and the broken remains expose cork. The Cub outfielder will be suspended by major league baseball for eight games (reduced to 7 after an appeal) for his offense.

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The fifth major league manager is fired since the beginning of the season when Buck Martinez is let go by the 20-33 Blue Jays. The former catcher and broadcaster will be replaced by third base coach Carlos Tosca, who will pilot the team to a 58-51 (.532) record during the remainder of the season.

The fifth major league manager is fired since the beginning of the season when Buck Martinez is let go by the 20-33 Blue Jays. The former catcher and broadcaster will be replaced by third base coach Carlos Tosca, who will pilot the team to a 58-51 (.532) record during the remainder of the season.

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Manny Ramirez’ fourth-inning solo blast into the fifth deck off Blue Jay right-hander Chris Carpenter is the longest home run ever hit in the history of the SkyDome. The Red Sox DH’s 491-foot moon shot eclipses A’s first baseman Mark McGwire’s 1996 mark by three feet.

Manny Ramirez’ fourth-inning solo blast into the fifth deck off Blue Jay right-hander Chris Carpenter is the longest home run ever hit in the history of the SkyDome. The Red Sox DH’s 491-foot moon shot eclipses A’s first baseman Mark McGwire’s 1996 mark by three feet.

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Orlando Hernandez gets the victory in his major league debut when the Yankees defeat the Devil Rays in New York, 7-1. ‘El Duque,’ who escaped from Cuba by boat six months ago, allows a run on five hits in seven innings.

Orlando Hernandez gets the victory in his major league debut when the Yankees defeat the Devil Rays in New York, 7-1. ‘El Duque,’ who escaped from Cuba by boat six months ago, allows a run on five hits in seven innings.

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At the Huggins-Stengel complex in St. Petersburg, the expansion Devil Rays begin their first mini-camp in franchise history. Twenty-four free agents, signed before the June draft, work out in front of the recently assembled Tampa Bay coaching staff and Tom Foley, the team’s field coordinator.

At the Huggins-Stengel complex in St. Petersburg, the expansion Devil Rays begin their first mini-camp in franchise history. Twenty-four free agents, signed before the June draft, work out in front of the recently assembled Tampa Bay coaching staff and Tom Foley, the team’s field coordinator.

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At the Huggins-Stengel complex in St. Petersburg, the expansion Devil Rays begin their first mini-camp in franchise history. Twenty-four free agents, signed before the June draft, work out in front of the recently assembled Tampa Bay coaching staff and Tom Foley, the team’s field coordinator.

At the Huggins-Stengel complex in St. Petersburg, the expansion Devil Rays begin their first mini-camp in franchise history. Twenty-four free agents, signed before the June draft, work out in front of the recently assembled Tampa Bay coaching staff and Tom Foley, the team’s field coordinator.

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In a scoreless tie, Expo hurler Pedro Martinez hurls nine perfect innings against the Padres. After Montreal goes ahead in the top of the tenth inning, the 23 year-old Dominican right-hander gives up a leadoff double to Bip Roberts in the bottom of the frame but gets the 1-0 victory when Mel Rojas secures the final three outs for a save.Martinez becomes the second pitcher in history, after Harvey Haddix, to have a perfect game broken up in extra innings.

In a scoreless tie, Expo hurler Pedro Martinez hurls nine perfect innings against the Padres. After Montreal goes ahead in the top of the tenth inning, the 23 year-old Dominican right-hander gives up a leadoff double to Bip Roberts in the bottom of the frame but gets the 1-0 victory when Mel Rojas secures the final three outs for a save.Martinez becomes the second pitcher in history, after Harvey Haddix, to have a perfect game broken up in extra innings.

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Although Alex Rodriguez called and asked the team not to choose him, the Mariners still select the stand-out scholastic shortstop with the first pick in the amateur draft. The Westminster Christian High School (FL) senior, who hit .417 with 17 homers along with 90 stolen bases, told club officials that Seattle was too far away and he wanted to play in the National League.

Although Alex Rodriguez called and asked the team not to choose him, the Mariners still select the stand-out scholastic shortstop with the first pick in the amateur draft. The Westminster Christian High School (FL) senior, who hit .417 with 17 homers along with 90 stolen bases, told club officials that Seattle was too far away and he wanted to play in the National League.

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Appearing as a pinch hitter in the top of the eighth inning, Dave Liddell, playing in his only major league game, singles in his lone plate appearance. The Mets’ 23 year-old catcher will stay in the contest, catching the remainder of the team’s 6-3 loss at Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium.

Appearing as a pinch hitter in the top of the eighth inning, Dave Liddell, playing in his only major league game, singles in his lone plate appearance. The Mets’ 23 year-old catcher will stay in the contest, catching the remainder of the team’s 6-3 loss at Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium.

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Appearing as a pinch hitter in the top of the eighth inning, Dave Liddell, playing in his only major league game, singles in his lone plate appearance. The Mets’ 23 year-old catcher will stay in the contest, catching the remainder of the team’s 6-3 loss at Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium.

Appearing as a pinch hitter in the top of the eighth inning, Dave Liddell, playing in his only major league game, singles in his lone plate appearance. The Mets’ 23 year-old catcher will stay in the contest, catching the remainder of the team’s 6-3 loss at Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium.

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In a 22-inning game played at the Astrodome, Houston beats the Dodgers, 5-4, when Rafael Ramirez’ run-scoring single plates Bill Doran to end the contest at 2:50 a.m., seven hours and 14-minutes after it started. The longest game in National League history features L.A. center fielder John Shelby going 0-for-10 and southpaw Fernando Valenzuela finishing the game at first base.

In a 22-inning game played at the Astrodome, Houston beats the Dodgers, 5-4, when Rafael Ramirez’ run-scoring single plates Bill Doran to end the contest at 2:50 a.m., seven hours and 14-minutes after it started. The longest game in National League history features L.A. center fielder John Shelby going 0-for-10 and southpaw Fernando Valenzuela finishing the game at first base.

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