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1976 – With the overall first pick in the baseball draft, Houston chooses lefthanded pitcher Floyd Bannister of Arizona State University. Rushed to the majors the next year, Bannister is 11-18 in two seasons with the Astros. On the field, Larry Dierker blanks St. Louis on a five-hitter, 2-0. 

1976 – With the overall first pick in the baseball draft, Houston chooses lefthanded pitcher Floyd Bannister of Arizona State University. Rushed to the majors the next year, Bannister is 11-18 in two seasons with the Astros. On the field, Larry Dierker blanks St. Louis on a five-hitter, 2-0. 

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1969 – Private Larry Dierker, on a 24-hour pass from the Army while fulfilling his military commitment in Louisiana, outduels Steve Carlton for a 2-1, eleven-inning triumph over the Cardinals at the Astrodome. Dierker allows just five hits and caps his night by driving in Julio Gotay with the game-winner. Dierker singled off Joe Hoerner to earn his eighth win of the year.

1969 – Private Larry Dierker, on a 24-hour pass from the Army while fulfilling his military commitment in Louisiana, outduels Steve Carlton for a 2-1, eleven-inning triumph over the Cardinals at the Astrodome. Dierker allows just five hits and caps his night by driving in Julio Gotay with the game-winner. Dierker singled off Joe Hoerner to earn his eighth win of the year.

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2011 – Bud Norris takes a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Cardinals when ex-Astro Lance Berkman spoils the bid with a homer in the 4-1 victory. Norris allows just that one hit over eight frames. Off the field, the Astros conclude their summer draft by taking relief pitcher Buddy Lamothe of San Jacinto Junior College. Lamothe had been paralyzed in a rafting accident the month before and the selection is seen as a goodwill gesture. 

2011 – Bud Norris takes a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Cardinals when ex-Astro Lance Berkman spoils the bid with a homer in the 4-1 victory. Norris allows just that one hit over eight frames. Off the field, the Astros conclude their summer draft by taking relief pitcher Buddy Lamothe of San Jacinto Junior College. Lamothe had been paralyzed in a rafting accident the month before and the selection is seen as a goodwill gesture. 

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2001 – Houston wins the first-ever in-season meeting with the Texas Rangers, 5-4, at The Ballpark in Arlington. DH Moises Alou is the hero with a solo blast off Tim Crabtree in the 11th for the winning run. 

2001 – Houston wins the first-ever in-season meeting with the Texas Rangers, 5-4, at The Ballpark in Arlington. DH Moises Alou is the hero with a solo blast off Tim Crabtree in the 11th for the winning run. 

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1990 – Glenn Wilson’s three-run pinch-hit homer in the tenth inning off Randy Myers stuns the Reds, 3-1, at the Astrodome. Mike Scott and Tom Browning trade nine shutout innings before the Reds break the tie with a single by Todd Benzinger, only their third hit of the night off Scott, who fans fifteen. Myers comes in to close only to see Wilson launch the game-winner. 

1990 – Glenn Wilson’s three-run pinch-hit homer in the tenth inning off Randy Myers stuns the Reds, 3-1, at the Astrodome. Mike Scott and Tom Browning trade nine shutout innings before the Reds break the tie with a single by Todd Benzinger, only their third hit of the night off Scott, who fans fifteen. Myers comes in to close only to see Wilson launch the game-winner. 

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UnipolSai Bologna wins the 2019 European Champions Cup. The hosts avenge their lone loss, beating the L&D Amsterdam Pirates 8 to 0 in the finale as Raúl Rivero and Alex Bassani strike out 16 while allowing only five hits and a walk and Bologna roughs up Kevin Heijstek, who had beaten them previously. Jose Ferrini scores two for Bologna while John Polonius and Francesco Fuzzi drive in two each. Bologna backstop Osman Marval wins the Cup MVP. The defending champion Curacao Neptunus cruises to third by routing Parmaclima 9-0 on a combined four-hitter by Orlando Yntema and Misja Harcksen. Stijn van der Meer goes 3 for 4 with 3 RBI for Neptunus.

UnipolSai Bologna wins the 2019 European Champions Cup. The hosts avenge their lone loss, beating the L&D Amsterdam Pirates 8 to 0 in the finale as Raúl Rivero and Alex Bassani strike out 16 while allowing only five hits and a walk and Bologna roughs up Kevin Heijstek, who had beaten them previously. Jose Ferrini scores two for Bologna while John Polonius and Francesco Fuzzi drive in two each. Bologna backstop Osman Marval wins the Cup MVP. The defending champion Curacao Neptunus cruises to third by routing Parmaclima 9-0 on a combined four-hitter by Orlando Yntema and Misja Harcksen. Stijn van der Meer goes 3 for 4 with 3 RBI for Neptunus.

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In the 2019 CWS Super Regionals played in Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University freshman pitcher Kumar Rocker strikes out 19 Duke University batters while pitching a no-hitter in a 3 – 0 win, putting on one of the most dominant pitching performances ever seen at that level of competition.

In the 2019 CWS Super Regionals played in Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University freshman pitcher Kumar Rocker strikes out 19 Duke University batters while pitching a no-hitter in a 3 – 0 win, putting on one of the most dominant pitching performances ever seen at that level of competition.

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2017 – At the 2017 European Champions Cup, Matteo Bocchi of Unipol Bologna throws a no-hitter (7 innings due to a mercy rule win) over the French champion Rouen Huskies. Bocchi walks only one, Larry Infante, in the gem, while Francesco Fuzzi leads strong offensive support with five RBI.

2017 – At the 2017 European Champions Cup, Matteo Bocchi of Unipol Bologna throws a no-hitter (7 innings due to a mercy rule win) over the French champion Rouen Huskies. Bocchi walks only one, Larry Infante, in the gem, while Francesco Fuzzi leads strong offensive support with five RBI.

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2015 – Shortstops are the flavor of the day in the 2015 amateur draft, as players who man the position are taken in the first three slots, and eight are selected within the first 36 picks. The number 1 overall pick is Dansby Swanson of Vanderbilt University, taken by the Diamondbacks. He is followed by Alex Bregman of LSU, by Houston and Brendan Rodgers, the first high schooler selected, by the Rockies. The Astros are the first team to have two of the top five picks in a draft, the result of failing come to terms with number one pick Brady Aiken last year; they take OF Kyle Tucker, the brother of their own Preston Tucker, 5th overall, while Aiken is selected again, this time with pick #17, by the Indians. Two other Vanderbilt players are taken in the first round, P Carson Fulmer by the White Sox at #8 and P Walker Buehler by the Dodgers at #24.

2015 – Shortstops are the flavor of the day in the 2015 amateur draft, as players who man the position are taken in the first three slots, and eight are selected within the first 36 picks. The number 1 overall pick is Dansby Swanson of Vanderbilt University, taken by the Diamondbacks. He is followed by Alex Bregman of LSU, by Houston and Brendan Rodgers, the first high schooler selected, by the Rockies. The Astros are the first team to have two of the top five picks in a draft, the result of failing come to terms with number one pick Brady Aiken last year; they take OF Kyle Tucker, the brother of their own Preston Tucker, 5th overall, while Aiken is selected again, this time with pick #17, by the Indians. Two other Vanderbilt players are taken in the first round, P Carson Fulmer by the White Sox at #8 and P Walker Buehler by the Dodgers at #24.

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2014 – The Astros hit their first two grand slams of the season, courtesy of Chris Carter and Jon Singleton, in defeating the Twins, 14 – 5. Dexter Fowler and George Springer add solo shots as it is only the second time Houston has ever hit two slams in one game, the other coming in 1969. Darin Downs is the beneficiary of the outburst, picking up his first win of the year after starter Collin McHugh has to leave early because of a blister.

2014 – The Astros hit their first two grand slams of the season, courtesy of Chris Carter and Jon Singleton, in defeating the Twins, 14 – 5. Dexter Fowler and George Springer add solo shots as it is only the second time Houston has ever hit two slams in one game, the other coming in 1969. Darin Downs is the beneficiary of the outburst, picking up his first win of the year after starter Collin McHugh has to leave early because of a blister.

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Also in the 2013 draft, Federico Castagnini is picked by the Baltimore Orioles in the 30th round. Castagnini, a Creighton University infielder, becomes the first player to be drafted who was born and raised in Italy, though he came to the United States to play high school and college ball. Castagnini had been MVP of the 2009 European Junior Championship, which Italy won.

Also in the 2013 draft, Federico Castagnini is picked by the Baltimore Orioles in the 30th round. Castagnini, a Creighton University infielder, becomes the first player to be drafted who was born and raised in Italy, though he came to the United States to play high school and college ball. Castagnini had been MVP of the 2009 European Junior Championship, which Italy won.

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For only the second time in major league history, two games go 18 innings on the same day. First, the Blue Jays defeat the Rangers, 4 – 3, when Rajai Davis drives in Emilio Bonifacio with a two-out single in the 18th inning. Ross Wolf is the unlucky loser after 6 2/3 innings of work. It’s the longest game in both teams’ history, but it’s not even the longest on the day, as the Marlins need 20 innings to defeat the Mets, 2 – 1, tying for the longest game in their history, and the longest played at Citi Field. Adeiny Hechevarria drives in the go-ahead run and Steve Cishek gets the final out after 6 hours and 20 minutes. The game almost ends in the 12th, but Marlins RF Marcell Ozuna throws Daniel Murphy out at the plate to prolong the game. Starters Shaun Marcum and Kevin Slowey then come in to pitch in the 13th, and both pitch scoreless ball until the 20th. Marcum falls to 0-7 in spite of his tremendous effort.

For only the second time in major league history, two games go 18 innings on the same day. First, the Blue Jays defeat the Rangers, 4 – 3, when Rajai Davis drives in Emilio Bonifacio with a two-out single in the 18th inning. Ross Wolf is the unlucky loser after 6 2/3 innings of work. It’s the longest game in both teams’ history, but it’s not even the longest on the day, as the Marlins need 20 innings to defeat the Mets, 2 – 1, tying for the longest game in their history, and the longest played at Citi Field. Adeiny Hechevarria drives in the go-ahead run and Steve Cishek gets the final out after 6 hours and 20 minutes. The game almost ends in the 12th, but Marlins RF Marcell Ozuna throws Daniel Murphy out at the plate to prolong the game. Starters Shaun Marcum and Kevin Slowey then come in to pitch in the 13th, and both pitch scoreless ball until the 20th. Marcum falls to 0-7 in spite of his tremendous effort.

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2012 – Six pitchers combine for a no-hitter as the Seattle Mariners down the Los Angeles Dodgers, 1 – 0. Kevin Millwood goes the first six innings before leaving with a groin injury. He is followed by Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League, and Tom Wilhelmsen. Pryor gets the win in only his fourth major league appearance and Wilhelmsen the save. The only run scores in the top of the 7th, when Kyle Seager drives in Ichiro Suzuki with a two-out single.

2012 – Six pitchers combine for a no-hitter as the Seattle Mariners down the Los Angeles Dodgers, 1 – 0. Kevin Millwood goes the first six innings before leaving with a groin injury. He is followed by Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League, and Tom Wilhelmsen. Pryor gets the win in only his fourth major league appearance and Wilhelmsen the save. The only run scores in the top of the 7th, when Kyle Seager drives in Ichiro Suzuki with a two-out single.

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Six Mariners pitchers combine to hurl the franchise’s third no-hitter when starter Kevin Millwood leaves the game with an injury and five relievers, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League, and Tom Wilhelmsen, keep the Dodgers hitless in the team’s 1-0 victory at Safeco Field. Brian Runge, the home plate umpire, was also behind the dish for Philip Humber’s perfect game, making him the first ump to call balls and strikes for two no-hitters in one season since Drew Coble accomplished the feat in 1990.

Six Mariners pitchers combine to hurl the franchise’s third no-hitter when starter Kevin Millwood leaves the game with an injury and five relievers, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League, and Tom Wilhelmsen, keep the Dodgers hitless in the team’s 1-0 victory at Safeco Field. Brian Runge, the home plate umpire, was also behind the dish for Philip Humber’s perfect game, making him the first ump to call balls and strikes for two no-hitters in one season since Drew Coble accomplished the feat in 1990.

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The Red Sox take over first place in the AL East by dropping the Yankees, 11 – 6, at New Yankee Stadium. Tim Wakefield continues to do well in filling for injured members of the starting rotation, picking up his third win after being staked an early 7 – 0 lead. David Ortiz, Carl Crawford and J.D. Drew all homer as A.J. Burnett takes the loss. But not all is rosy for Boston: 2B Dustin Pedroia heads home after the game to have his ailing right knee examined, but the problem turns out to be only a bone bruise. The Yanks are not so lucky as they place P Joba Chamberlain on the disabled list before the game with what turns out to be a torn ligament in his pitching elbow, requiring season-ending Tommy John surgery; Boston P Bobby Jenks also goes on the D.L., but his outlook is not as dire as Joba’s.

The Red Sox take over first place in the AL East by dropping the Yankees, 11 – 6, at New Yankee Stadium. Tim Wakefield continues to do well in filling for injured members of the starting rotation, picking up his third win after being staked an early 7 – 0 lead. David Ortiz, Carl Crawford and J.D. Drew all homer as A.J. Burnett takes the loss. But not all is rosy for Boston: 2B Dustin Pedroia heads home after the game to have his ailing right knee examined, but the problem turns out to be only a bone bruise. The Yanks are not so lucky as they place P Joba Chamberlain on the disabled list before the game with what turns out to be a torn ligament in his pitching elbow, requiring season-ending Tommy John surgery; Boston P Bobby Jenks also goes on the D.L., but his outlook is not as dire as Joba’s.

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Two hitting coaches lose their jobs today. The Rangers replace Thad Bosley with Scott Coolbaugh before their game with Detroit, while the Marlins fire John Mallee following a 3 – 2, 10-inning loss to Atlanta, replacing him with Eduardo Perez.

Two hitting coaches lose their jobs today. The Rangers replace Thad Bosley with Scott Coolbaugh before their game with Detroit, while the Marlins fire John Mallee following a 3 – 2, 10-inning loss to Atlanta, replacing him with Eduardo Perez.

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The much anticipated major league debut of Stephen Strasburg lives up to its hype when the 21 year-old whiffs 14 batters in seven innings in the Nationals’ 5-2 victory over the Pirates. Baffling Pittsburgh with a mix of 100-mph fastballs and devastating curves, the right-handed rookie’s strikeout total is second only to Houston’s J.R. Richard, who fanned 15 Giants in his 1971 debut.

The much anticipated major league debut of Stephen Strasburg lives up to its hype when the 21 year-old whiffs 14 batters in seven innings in the Nationals’ 5-2 victory over the Pirates. Baffling Pittsburgh with a mix of 100-mph fastballs and devastating curves, the right-handed rookie’s strikeout total is second only to Houston’s J.R. Richard, who fanned 15 Giants in his 1971 debut.

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Tim Wakefield tosses 7.1 innings in Boston’s 3-2 victory over Cleveland at Progressive Field to become the Red Sox’ all-time leader in innings pitched. The 43 year-old right-handed knuckleballer surpasses Roger Clemens, who had established the mark during his 13 seasons with the club by throwing 2,776 frames.

Tim Wakefield tosses 7.1 innings in Boston’s 3-2 victory over Cleveland at Progressive Field to become the Red Sox’ all-time leader in innings pitched. The 43 year-old right-handed knuckleballer surpasses Roger Clemens, who had established the mark during his 13 seasons with the club by throwing 2,776 frames.

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At the age of 20 years and 212 days, Mike Stanton becomes the second-youngest player to debut with the Marlins, with Miguel Cabrera remaining the youngest by 149 days. The rookie right fielder’s impressive debut, 3-for-5 scoring two runs in Florida’s 10-8 loss to Philadelphia, is overshadowed by the much-anticipated start of Washington’s Wonder Boy, Stephen Strasburg, in the nation’s capital.

At the age of 20 years and 212 days, Mike Stanton becomes the second-youngest player to debut with the Marlins, with Miguel Cabrera remaining the youngest by 149 days. The rookie right fielder’s impressive debut, 3-for-5 scoring two runs in Florida’s 10-8 loss to Philadelphia, is overshadowed by the much-anticipated start of Washington’s Wonder Boy, Stephen Strasburg, in the nation’s capital.

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Another ballyhooed rookie makes his debut today – Florida outfielder Mike Stanton is 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored as the Marlins lose to the Phillies, 10 – 8. Stanton earned the call-up by belting 21 homers and driving in 52 runs in as many games for AA Jacksonville.

Another ballyhooed rookie makes his debut today – Florida outfielder Mike Stanton is 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored as the Marlins lose to the Phillies, 10 – 8. Stanton earned the call-up by belting 21 homers and driving in 52 runs in as many games for AA Jacksonville.

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Old Man River, otherwise known as Tim Wakefield, rolls along to another milestone, passing Roger Clemens for most innings pitched in Boston Red Sox team history with 2777. He gives up only 4 hits in 7 1/3 innings in beating Cleveland, 3 – 2, retiring 15 consecutive batters at one point.

Old Man River, otherwise known as Tim Wakefield, rolls along to another milestone, passing Roger Clemens for most innings pitched in Boston Red Sox team history with 2777. He gives up only 4 hits in 7 1/3 innings in beating Cleveland, 3 – 2, retiring 15 consecutive batters at one point.

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Pitcher Stephen Strasburg makes the most eagerly anticipated debut in decades before a sell-out crowd in Washington, DC. The recipient of the largest signing bonus in history lives up to his advance billing, striking out 14 while walking none in seven innings; the only batter to reach him is Delwyn Young, who connects for a two-run homer. The Nationals defeat Pittsburgh, 4 – 2, for Strasburg’s first major league win.

Pitcher Stephen Strasburg makes the most eagerly anticipated debut in decades before a sell-out crowd in Washington, DC. The recipient of the largest signing bonus in history lives up to his advance billing, striking out 14 while walking none in seven innings; the only batter to reach him is Delwyn Young, who connects for a two-run homer. The Nationals defeat Pittsburgh, 4 – 2, for Strasburg’s first major league win.

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Rick Harden begins the game by striking out the side on nine pitches in the A’s 7-3 victory over the Angels at Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum. Maicer Izturis, Howie Kendrick, and Garret Anderson all go down swinging in the 33 year-old right-hander’s immaculate inning.

Rick Harden begins the game by striking out the side on nine pitches in the A’s 7-3 victory over the Angels at Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum. Maicer Izturis, Howie Kendrick, and Garret Anderson all go down swinging in the 33 year-old right-hander’s immaculate inning.

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2005 – New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez becomes the youngest member of the 400-home run club when he hits a solo homer in the 8th inning of New York’s 12 – 3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

2005 – New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez becomes the youngest member of the 400-home run club when he hits a solo homer in the 8th inning of New York’s 12 – 3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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For the first time in major league history, two Texan teams play one another during the regular season. The Astros beat their interstate rivals, the Rangers, 5 – 4, in the first game of the Lone Star series played in Arlington Stadium.

For the first time in major league history, two Texan teams play one another during the regular season. The Astros beat their interstate rivals, the Rangers, 5 – 4, in the first game of the Lone Star series played in Arlington Stadium.

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In front of a record-setting crowd of 45,936 at the new Comiskey Park, the White Sox beat their North Side rivals in ten innings as Carlos Lee hits a two-out walk-off grand slam to give the Sox a dramatic victory over the Cubs, 7 – 3.

In front of a record-setting crowd of 45,936 at the new Comiskey Park, the White Sox beat their North Side rivals in ten innings as Carlos Lee hits a two-out walk-off grand slam to give the Sox a dramatic victory over the Cubs, 7 – 3.

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Damion Easley becomes the ninth player in Tiger history to hit for the cycle and the first Detroit player since 1993, when Travis Fryman accomplished the feat. The New York City native’s eighth-inning right-field triple completes the deed in the 9-4 victory over the Brewers.

Damion Easley becomes the ninth player in Tiger history to hit for the cycle and the first Detroit player since 1993, when Travis Fryman accomplished the feat. The New York City native’s eighth-inning right-field triple completes the deed in the 9-4 victory over the Brewers.

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After serving as Milwaukee’s mascot from 1973 to 1984, Bernie Brewer comes out of retirement after an eight-year absence. The mustachioed costumed character, once renown for sliding into a mug of beer after hometown homers, is brought back by popular demand when the fans vote for his reinstatement by an overwhelming 21,751 to 1,389 margin.

After serving as Milwaukee’s mascot from 1973 to 1984, Bernie Brewer comes out of retirement after an eight-year absence. The mustachioed costumed character, once renown for sliding into a mug of beer after hometown homers, is brought back by popular demand when the fans vote for his reinstatement by an overwhelming 21,751 to 1,389 margin.

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Jim Rooker walks back to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia after the Phillies comeback from 10-0 deficient

1989 – The Pittsburgh Pirates send 16 batters to the plate in the 1st inning against the Philadelphia Phillies, taking a 10 – 0 lead in Pittsburgh’s best inning since September 1942) on ten hits, including a three-run home run by Barry Bonds. Pittsburgh leaves the bases loaded. Announcer Jim Rooker crows that if the Pirates lose this game, he’ll walk back to Pittsburgh. Von Hayes and Steve Jeltz answer Rooker with a pair of home runs each and ten RBI. After six innings the game is 11 – 10. The Phillies explode for five runs in the 8th to make the final, 15 – 11. Rooker will make good on his promise after the season, when he conducts a charity walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, raising money for a children’s hospital.

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The Red Sox draft Dixie High School (St. George, UT) standout southpaw Bruce Hurst in the first round of the amateur draft, the twenty-second of 24 picks overall. Four of the first five selections, including top pick ASU’s Floyd Bannister, are also left-handed hurlers, and of the dozen hurlers selected, the southpaw from Utah will retire with the most career victories (145).

The Red Sox draft Dixie High School (St. George, UT) standout southpaw Bruce Hurst in the first round of the amateur draft, the twenty-second of 24 picks overall. Four of the first five selections, including top pick ASU’s Floyd Bannister, are also left-handed hurlers, and of the dozen hurlers selected, the southpaw from Utah will retire with the most career victories (145).

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At Municipal Stadium, Paul Splittorff earns his first major league victory when Kansas City defeats the visiting Senators, 4-2. In 1969, the 23 year-old left-hander became the first player signed by the Royals to appear on the expansion team’s major-league roster.

At Municipal Stadium, Paul Splittorff earns his first major league victory when Kansas City defeats the visiting Senators, 4-2. In 1969, the 23 year-old left-hander became the first player signed by the Royals to appear on the expansion team’s major-league roster.

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Bat Day at Candlestick Park is postponed when the Mets refuse to play their scheduled game in San Francisco, out of respect for recently assassinated New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy, whose funeral is being held today. Prompted by baseball commissioner William Eckert’s edict to cancel games only taking place in New York and Washington, the team, led by first baseman Ed Kranepool, had voted to take this action, even under the threat of forfeiting the contest, a decision that is fully supported by manager Gil Hodges and the organization.

Bat Day at Candlestick Park is postponed when the Mets refuse to play their scheduled game in San Francisco, out of respect for recently assassinated New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy, whose funeral is being held today. Prompted by baseball commissioner William Eckert’s edict to cancel games only taking place in New York and Washington, the team, led by first baseman Ed Kranepool, had voted to take this action, even under the threat of forfeiting the contest, a decision that is fully supported by manager Gil Hodges and the organization.

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Dodger right-hander Don Drysdale’s scoreless streak ends at a record 58 2/3 consecutive innings when Tony Taylor is driven in by Howie Bedell’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. It will be the Phillies outfielder’s only RBI for the season.

Dodger right-hander Don Drysdale’s scoreless streak ends at a record 58 2/3 consecutive innings when Tony Taylor is driven in by Howie Bedell’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. It will be the Phillies outfielder’s only RBI for the season.

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