Tag: October 30

1997 – Five years to the day after officially acquiring the ballclub, owner Drayton McLane, Jr. is on hand for groundbreaking ceremonies on a new downtown stadium. It’s tentatively named the “Ballpark at Union Station” where the former train depot was located. The stadium is funded in a number of ways and the sale of naming rights will be part of the process. 

1997 – Five years to the day after officially acquiring the ballclub, owner Drayton McLane, Jr. is on hand for groundbreaking ceremonies on a new downtown stadium. It’s tentatively named the “Ballpark at Union Station” where the former train depot was located. The stadium is funded in a number of ways and the sale of naming rights will be part of the process. 

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1962 – Mark Portugal is born in Los Angeles, CA. The righthander spends five of his 15 big league seasons in Houston, compiling a 52-30 record with one save and a 3.34 ERA while watching the club change from a veteran contender to a young rebuilding club from 1989 to 1993.

1962 – Mark Portugal is born in Los Angeles, CA. The righthander spends five of his 15 big league seasons in Houston, compiling a 52-30 record with one save and a 3.34 ERA while watching the club change from a veteran contender to a young rebuilding club from 1989 to 1993.

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2018 – The Softbank Hawks take Game 3 of the 2018 Japan Series. After a scoreless battle for 3 1/2, they explode to take a 9-3 lead entering the 8th, only to see the Hiroshima Carp come back with five runs of their own to make it a one-run game. In the 9th, the Carp get two aboard against Yuito Mori but Mori closes the door by retiring Takayoshi Noma in the clutch. #9 hitter Tomohiro Abe homers twice (including a grand slam) for Hiroshima, while Seiya Suzuki also goes deep twice. For the winners, Alfredo Despaigne drives in 4 (including a 3-run homer) and Hiroaki Takaya also homered.

2018 – The Softbank Hawks take Game 3 of the 2018 Japan Series. After a scoreless battle for 3 1/2, they explode to take a 9-3 lead entering the 8th, only to see the Hiroshima Carp come back with five runs of their own to make it a one-run game. In the 9th, the Carp get two aboard against Yuito Mori but Mori closes the door by retiring Takayoshi Noma in the clutch. #9 hitter Tomohiro Abe homers twice (including a grand slam) for Hiroshima, while Seiya Suzuki also goes deep twice. For the winners, Alfredo Despaigne drives in 4 (including a 3-run homer) and Hiroaki Takaya also homered.

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The KIA Tigers win the 2017 Korean Series, 4 games to 1. They take a 7 – 0 lead over the defending champion Doosan Bears in Game 5, thanks in part to a Bum-ho Lee grand slam off Dustin Nippert, but Doosan scores six in the 7th. Yun-dong Kim goes 1-2-3 in the 8th, then KIA turns to Hyeon-jong Yang, who had pitched a shutout in Game 2. Doosan loads the bases with one out but Yang recovers to get Sei-hyok Park and Jae-ho Kim for the save. Yang is named Korean Series MVP.

The KIA Tigers win the 2017 Korean Series, 4 games to 1. They take a 7 – 0 lead over the defending champion Doosan Bears in Game 5, thanks in part to a Bum-ho Lee grand slam off Dustin Nippert, but Doosan scores six in the 7th. Yun-dong Kim goes 1-2-3 in the 8th, then KIA turns to Hyeon-jong Yang, who had pitched a shutout in Game 2. Doosan loads the bases with one out but Yang recovers to get Sei-hyok Park and Jae-ho Kim for the save. Yang is named Korean Series MVP.

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Tomoyuki Sugano of the Yomiuri Giants is named Sawamura Award winner for 2017 after going 17-5 with a 1.59 ERA to lead the Central League in wins, ERA, complete games (6) and shutouts (4) while finishing second in strikeouts.

Tomoyuki Sugano of the Yomiuri Giants is named Sawamura Award winner for 2017 after going 17-5 with a 1.59 ERA to lead the Central League in wins, ERA, complete games (6) and shutouts (4) while finishing second in strikeouts.

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2016 – The Cubs remain alive in the 2016 World Series with a 3 – 2 win over Cleveland in Game 5. The Indians score first, on a solo homer by Jose Ramirez off Jon Lester in the 2nd but Chicago scores 3 against Trevor Bauer in the 4th. Aroldis Chapman gets the final 8 outs to record the save.

2016 – The Cubs remain alive in the 2016 World Series with a 3 – 2 win over Cleveland in Game 5. The Indians score first, on a solo homer by Jose Ramirez off Jon Lester in the 2nd but Chicago scores 3 against Trevor Bauer in the 4th. Aroldis Chapman gets the final 8 outs to record the save.

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2015 – The Mets win Game 3 of the World Series, 9 – 3 over the Royals, behind the pitching of Noah Syndergaard and two-run homers by David Wright and Curtis Granderson off Yordano Ventura. 20-year-old Raul Adalberto Mondesi becomes the first player of the modern era to make his major league debut in a World Series game when he strikes out as a pinch-hitter.

2015 – The Mets win Game 3 of the World Series, 9 – 3 over the Royals, behind the pitching of Noah Syndergaard and two-run homers by David Wright and Curtis Granderson off Yordano Ventura. 20-year-old Raul Adalberto Mondesi becomes the first player of the modern era to make his major league debut in a World Series game when he strikes out as a pinch-hitter.

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2014 – The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks win the 2014 Japan Series, 4 games to 1, over the Hanshin Tigers, sweeping all three games at home. Today’s game is a 1 – 0 pitching duel, as Softbank’s Tadashi Settsu, Yuita Mori, Ryota Igarashi and Dennis Sarfate team up on a shutout. Hanshin CF Yamato Maeda saves runs a couple of times with great catches, but in the 8th Softbank scores off Randy Messenger on singles by Yuki Yanagita, Series MVP Seiichi Uchikawa and Nobuhiro Matsuda. In the 9th, Sarfate walks the bases loaded with one out, but Tsuyoshi Nishioka hits into a game-ending 3-2 double play, being ruled out for interference for running on the infield side of the first base line in an odd ending.

2014 – The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks win the 2014 Japan Series, 4 games to 1, over the Hanshin Tigers, sweeping all three games at home. Today’s game is a 1 – 0 pitching duel, as Softbank’s Tadashi Settsu, Yuita Mori, Ryota Igarashi and Dennis Sarfate team up on a shutout. Hanshin CF Yamato Maeda saves runs a couple of times with great catches, but in the 8th Softbank scores off Randy Messenger on singles by Yuki Yanagita, Series MVP Seiichi Uchikawa and Nobuhiro Matsuda. In the 9th, Sarfate walks the bases loaded with one out, but Tsuyoshi Nishioka hits into a game-ending 3-2 double play, being ruled out for interference for running on the infield side of the first base line in an odd ending.

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A day after legendary Yomiuri Giants first baseman and manager Tetsuharu Kawakami dies at age 93, the Giants rally to even the 2013 Japan Series at two games apiece. Andruw Jones hits a three-run homer for the Rakuten Golden Eagles off D.J. Houlton but Yomiuri rallies thanks to 10 walks by Rakuten hurlers. Hisayoshi Chono goes 3 for 3 with 3 RBI while backup outfielder Tetsuya Matsumoto comes off the bench to draw two walks, single and score three runs in a 6 – 5 victory.

A day after legendary Yomiuri Giants first baseman and manager Tetsuharu Kawakami dies at age 93, the Giants rally to even the 2013 Japan Series at two games apiece. Andruw Jones hits a three-run homer for the Rakuten Golden Eagles off D.J. Houlton but Yomiuri rallies thanks to 10 walks by Rakuten hurlers. Hisayoshi Chono goes 3 for 3 with 3 RBI while backup outfielder Tetsuya Matsumoto comes off the bench to draw two walks, single and score three runs in a 6 – 5 victory.

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The Red Sox win the World Series with a 6 – 1 victory over the Cardinals in Game 6. Shane Victorino hits a three-run double off Michael Wacha as the Sox take a 6-0 lead after four innings. David Ortiz collects four walks – three of them intentional – on his way to winning the Series MVP Award.

The Red Sox win the World Series with a 6 – 1 victory over the Cardinals in Game 6. Shane Victorino hits a three-run double off Michael Wacha as the Sox take a 6-0 lead after four innings. David Ortiz collects four walks – three of them intentional – on his way to winning the Series MVP Award.

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Boston captures the World Championship at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918 when they beat the Cardinals, 6-1, in Game 6 of the Fall Classic. The team that had suffered an 86-year drought between World Series titles has now won three crowns in the past ten years.

Boston captures the World Championship at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918 when they beat the Cardinals, 6-1, in Game 6 of the Fall Classic. The team that had suffered an 86-year drought between World Series titles has now won three crowns in the past ten years.

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The Uni-President Lions complete a sweep of the EDA Rhinos to win the 2013 Taiwan Series, their record 9th Taiwan Series title. Kuo-Ching Kao gets 3 hits today and is named Series MVP. The Lions win, 9 – 2, thanks to 7 runs in the 11th inning. Luis Vizcaino gets the win, Nick Green the loss.

The Uni-President Lions complete a sweep of the EDA Rhinos to win the 2013 Taiwan Series, their record 9th Taiwan Series title. Kuo-Ching Kao gets 3 hits today and is named Series MVP. The Lions win, 9 – 2, thanks to 7 runs in the 11th inning. Luis Vizcaino gets the win, Nick Green the loss.

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The Tigers announce Jim Leyland’s contract has been extended through 2013, after he managed the team to an American League pennant on a one-year deal this season. The 67 year-old skipper has been a major league manager for 21 years, including the last seven with Detroit, where he led the club to the postseason three times a

The Tigers announce Jim Leyland’s contract has been extended through 2013, after he managed the team to an American League pennant on a one-year deal this season. The 67 year-old skipper has been a major league manager for 21 years, including the last seven with Detroit, where he led the club to the postseason three times a

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The Tigers announce Jim Leyland’s contract has been extended through 2013, after he managed the team to an American League pennant on a one-year deal this season. The 67 year-old skipper has been a major league manager for 21 years, including the last seven with Detroit, where he led the club to the postseason three times a

The Tigers announce Jim Leyland’s contract has been extended through 2013, after he managed the team to an American League pennant on a one-year deal this season. The 67 year-old skipper has been a major league manager for 21 years, including the last seven with Detroit, where he led the club to the postseason three times a

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The Nippon Ham Fighters get their first win of the 2012 Japan Series. Down 2 games to 0, the Fighters win, 7 – 3. D.J. Houlton is knocked out in the 3rd inning and 2006 Japan Series MVP Atsunori Inaba homers and doubles in a run to lead the offense. Brian Wolfe gets the win.

The Nippon Ham Fighters get their first win of the 2012 Japan Series. Down 2 games to 0, the Fighters win, 7 – 3. D.J. Houlton is knocked out in the 3rd inning and 2006 Japan Series MVP Atsunori Inaba homers and doubles in a run to lead the offense. Brian Wolfe gets the win.

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There is a changing of the guard in the Gold Glove Awards, as 9 of the 19 recipients are first-time winners (there is tie for the award at pitcher in the American League, and it is shared by two first-time winners, Jeremy Hellickson and Jake Peavy). Two of the veterans who are honored are C Yadier Molina, who wins his fifth straight in the National League, and 1B Mark Teixeira also picks up his fifth in the junior circuit, although they have not been consecutive. For the first time since 1960, the outfield awards are assigned for playing a specific field, ending the practice of lumping all outfielders together.

There is a changing of the guard in the Gold Glove Awards, as 9 of the 19 recipients are first-time winners (there is tie for the award at pitcher in the American League, and it is shared by two first-time winners, Jeremy Hellickson and Jake Peavy). Two of the veterans who are honored are C Yadier Molina, who wins his fifth straight in the National League, and 1B Mark Teixeira also picks up his fifth in the junior circuit, although they have not been consecutive. For the first time since 1960, the outfield awards are assigned for playing a specific field, ending the practice of lumping all outfielders together.

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A team of Major League All-Stars arrives in Taipei to begin a series of five exhibition games against the Taiwan national team. Manager Bruce Bochy and players Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and LaTroy Hawkins hold a press conference upon arrival. The tour marks the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game played in Taiwan.

A team of Major League All-Stars arrives in Taipei to begin a series of five exhibition games against the Taiwan national team. Manager Bruce Bochy and players Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and LaTroy Hawkins hold a press conference upon arrival. The tour marks the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game played in Taiwan.

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Also in Taiwan, the 2011 CPBL awards are given out. Hung-Yu Lin is named CPBL MVP, the first catcher to win that honor; he led the league with 106 RBI, tied for the most home runs (22) and slugged .544. Ta-Yuan Kuan wins Rookie of the Year for a 10-5 campaign. Six of the ten Best Tens selections are first-timers, including Hung-Yu Lin, while two others are second-time winners. For contrast, Tai-Shan Chang wins his 8th Best Ten at third base to go with one at DH. That ties 2B Chung-Yi Huang for the most Best Ten selections in CPBL history.

Also in Taiwan, the 2011 CPBL awards are given out. Hung-Yu Lin is named CPBL MVP, the first catcher to win that honor; he led the league with 106 RBI, tied for the most home runs (22) and slugged .544. Ta-Yuan Kuan wins Rookie of the Year for a 10-5 campaign. Six of the ten Best Tens selections are first-timers, including Hung-Yu Lin, while two others are second-time winners. For contrast, Tai-Shan Chang wins his 8th Best Ten at third base to go with one at DH. That ties 2B Chung-Yi Huang for the most Best Ten selections in CPBL history.

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In Game 3 of the 2010 World Series, Colby Lewis throws six shutout innings before fading and rookie Mitch Moreland hits a three-run homer as the Rangers beat San Francisco, 4 – 2. It is the first World Series win by a Texas-based team in seven tries. Neftali Feliz, at age 22, surpasses Rangers owner Nolan Ryan as the second-youngest man to save a game in the Series – Bob Welch set the record at age 21 in 1978.

In Game 3 of the 2010 World Series, Colby Lewis throws six shutout innings before fading and rookie Mitch Moreland hits a three-run homer as the Rangers beat San Francisco, 4 – 2. It is the first World Series win by a Texas-based team in seven tries. Neftali Feliz, at age 22, surpasses Rangers owner Nolan Ryan as the second-youngest man to save a game in the Series – Bob Welch set the record at age 21 in 1978.

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With the second spot in the Gold Medal game of the 2010 Intercontinental Cup at stake, the Dutch national team tops Taiwan, 5 – 3, in 10 innings. Reds farmhand Didi Gregorius hits a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to end it, taking former Rockies prospect Ching-Lung Lo deep.

With the second spot in the Gold Medal game of the 2010 Intercontinental Cup at stake, the Dutch national team tops Taiwan, 5 – 3, in 10 innings. Reds farmhand Didi Gregorius hits a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to end it, taking former Rockies prospect Ching-Lung Lo deep.

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The Rangers win their first World Series game in franchise history, defeating the Giants at the Ballpark in Arlington, 4-2. The Game 3 victory is also the first by any Texas team in the Fall Classic, snapping a Lone Star State losing streak of six games which started in 2005 when the White Sox swept the Astros.

The Rangers win their first World Series game in franchise history, defeating the Giants at the Ballpark in Arlington, 4-2. The Game 3 victory is also the first by any Texas team in the Fall Classic, snapping a Lone Star State losing streak of six games which started in 2005 when the White Sox swept the Astros.

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Tom Ricketts, the Cubs’ chairman, makes it clear that the new ownership intends to win a World Championship. At his introductory press conference, the investment banker tells the media he believes a thoughtful, long-range approach is needed for the team to succeed in overcoming its 101-year absence from the Fall Classic.

Tom Ricketts, the Cubs’ chairman, makes it clear that the new ownership intends to win a World Championship. At his introductory press conference, the investment banker tells the media he believes a thoughtful, long-range approach is needed for the team to succeed in overcoming its 101-year absence from the Fall Classic.

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Freddy Sanchez signs a $12-million, two-year contract extension to stay with the Giants, the team the Pirates traded him to in midseason in exchange for a minor league pitching prospect. Due to an ailing shoulder, the two-time All-Star second baseman and former batting champ played in only 25 games with San Francisco.

Freddy Sanchez signs a $12-million, two-year contract extension to stay with the Giants, the team the Pirates traded him to in midseason in exchange for a minor league pitching prospect. Due to an ailing shoulder, the two-time All-Star second baseman and former batting champ played in only 25 games with San Francisco.

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Ken Macha is hired by the Brewers to manage the team. The former A’s skipper, fired by Oakland after Detroit swept the club in the 2006 ALCS, replaces interim manager Dale Sveum, who finished with a dozen games left in the regular season for the fired Ned Yost.

Ken Macha is hired by the Brewers to manage the team. The former A’s skipper, fired by Oakland after Detroit swept the club in the 2006 ALCS, replaces interim manager Dale Sveum, who finished with a dozen games left in the regular season for the fired Ned Yost.

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Ken Macha is hired by the Brewers to manage the team. The former A’s skipper, fired by Oakland after Detroit swept the club in the 2006 ALCS, replaces interim manager Dale Sveum, who finished with a dozen games left in the regular season for the fired Ned Yost.

Ken Macha is hired by the Brewers to manage the team. The former A’s skipper, fired by Oakland after Detroit swept the club in the 2006 ALCS, replaces interim manager Dale Sveum, who finished with a dozen games left in the regular season for the fired Ned Yost.

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Adding another first baseman to an already crowded field at that position, the Royals obtain Mike Jacobs (.247, 32, 93) from the Marlins in exchange for reliever Leo Nunez (4-1, 2.98). The 28 year-old infielder from Florida gives Kansas City a much-needed left-handed slugger in the middle of the lineup.

Adding another first baseman to an already crowded field at that position, the Royals obtain Mike Jacobs (.247, 32, 93) from the Marlins in exchange for reliever Leo Nunez (4-1, 2.98). The 28 year-old infielder from Florida gives Kansas City a much-needed left-handed slugger in the middle of the lineup.

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The Yankees sign Joe Girardi to a three-year deal worth a reported $7.5 million to replace popular manager Joe Torre, who left earlier in the month, rejecting a 29% pay cut after guiding his club to their 12th postseason appearance in 12 years. The 43 year-old former catcher and broadcaster, the NL manager of the year with the 2006 Marlins, beat out coaches Don Mattingly and Tony Pena to become the team’s 32nd skipper.

The Yankees sign Joe Girardi to a three-year deal worth a reported $7.5 million to replace popular manager Joe Torre, who left earlier in the month, rejecting a 29% pay cut after guiding his club to their 12th postseason appearance in 12 years. The 43 year-old former catcher and broadcaster, the NL manager of the year with the 2006 Marlins, beat out coaches Don Mattingly and Tony Pena to become the team’s 32nd skipper.

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Dodgers GM Ned Colletti, calling it a mutual decision, announces Grady Little (170-154, .525) has decided to leave the organization with a year left on his three-year contract to manage the club. The resignation fuels speculation of the club hiring former Yankee manager Joe Torre as the team’s new skipper.

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti, calling it a mutual decision, announces Grady Little (170-154, .525) has decided to leave the organization with a year left on his three-year contract to manage the club. The resignation fuels speculation of the club hiring former Yankee manager Joe Torre as the team’s new skipper.

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The Yankees sign Joe Girardi to a three-year deal worth a reported $7.5 million to replace popular manager Joe Torre, who left earlier in the month, rejecting a 29% pay cut after guiding his club to their 12th postseason appearance in 12 years. The 43 year-old former catcher and broadcaster, the NL manager of the year with the 2006 Marlins, beat out coaches Don Mattingly and Tony Pena to become the team’s 32nd skipper.

The Yankees sign Joe Girardi to a three-year deal worth a reported $7.5 million to replace popular manager Joe Torre, who left earlier in the month, rejecting a 29% pay cut after guiding his club to their 12th postseason appearance in 12 years. The 43 year-old former catcher and broadcaster, the NL manager of the year with the 2006 Marlins, beat out coaches Don Mattingly and Tony Pena to become the team’s 32nd skipper.

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Citing the veteran catcher’s ability to mentor younger players, the Astros re-sign Brad Ausmus to a one-year, $2 million incentive-laden deal. The 38 year-old Gold Glove backstop is expected to have a reduced role next season as rookie sensation J.R. Towles takes over behind the plate for Houston.

Citing the veteran catcher’s ability to mentor younger players, the Astros re-sign Brad Ausmus to a one-year, $2 million incentive-laden deal. The 38 year-old Gold Glove backstop is expected to have a reduced role next season as rookie sensation J.R. Towles takes over behind the plate for Houston.

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Dodgers GM Ned Colletti, calling it a mutual decision, announces Grady Little (170-154, .525) has decided to leave the organization with a year left on his three-year contract to manage the club. The resignation fuels speculation of the club hiring former Yankee manager Joe Torre as the team’s new skipper.

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti, calling it a mutual decision, announces Grady Little (170-154, .525) has decided to leave the organization with a year left on his three-year contract to manage the club. The resignation fuels speculation of the club hiring former Yankee manager Joe Torre as the team’s new skipper.

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Ria Cortesio, professional baseball’s only active female umpire and sixth overall, is released after nine years of making calls in the minors. The 31 year-old crew chief, whose mask is in the Hall of Fame, worked the Futures Game and Home Run Derby at the 2006 All-Star Game played in Pittsburgh, and she was on the bases for an exhibition game between the Diamondbacks and Cubs during spring training.

Ria Cortesio, professional baseball’s only active female umpire and sixth overall, is released after nine years of making calls in the minors. The 31 year-old crew chief, whose mask is in the Hall of Fame, worked the Futures Game and Home Run Derby at the 2006 All-Star Game played in Pittsburgh, and she was on the bases for an exhibition game between the Diamondbacks and Cubs during spring training.

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Ria Cortesio, professional baseball’s only active female umpire and sixth overall, is released after nine years of making calls in the minors. The 31 year-old crew chief, whose mask is in the Hall of Fame, worked the Futures Game and Home Run Derby at the 2006 All-Star Game played in Pittsburgh, and she was on the bases for an exhibition game between the Diamondbacks and Cubs during spring training.

Ria Cortesio, professional baseball’s only active female umpire and sixth overall, is released after nine years of making calls in the minors. The 31 year-old crew chief, whose mask is in the Hall of Fame, worked the Futures Game and Home Run Derby at the 2006 All-Star Game played in Pittsburgh, and she was on the bases for an exhibition game between the Diamondbacks and Cubs during spring training.

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2007 – Rikkert Faneyte is hired as head coach of the Amsterdam Pirates, a year after their first playoff trip in 15 years. Faneyte has won two MVP awards as a player for the team, appearing both before and after his major league career. Faneyte was Amsterdam’s pitching coach previously. He will lead the team to the 2008 Holland Series title.

2007 – Rikkert Faneyte is hired as head coach of the Amsterdam Pirates, a year after their first playoff trip in 15 years. Faneyte has won two MVP awards as a player for the team, appearing both before and after his major league career. Faneyte was Amsterdam’s pitching coach previously. He will lead the team to the 2008 Holland Series title.

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George W. Bush becomes the eighth president to attend a World Series game and the first since Dwight D. Eisenhower to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Wearing a New York Fire Department windbreaker in honor of the heroes of the September 11 attacks, the Commander-in-Chief walks to the mound by himself, gives a thumbs up, and throws a perfect strike to the Yankees’ backup catcher, much to the delight of the stadium faithful.

George W. Bush becomes the eighth president to attend a World Series game and the first since Dwight D. Eisenhower to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Wearing a New York Fire Department windbreaker in honor of the heroes of the September 11 attacks, the Commander-in-Chief walks to the mound by himself, gives a thumbs up, and throws a perfect strike to the Yankees’ backup catcher, much to the delight of the stadium faithful.

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2001 – George W. Bush becomes the eighth President of the United States to attend a World Series game, and the first since Dwight D. Eisenhower to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Wearing a New York Fire Department windbreaker in honor of the heroes of the September 11th attacks, the President walks to the mound by himself, gives a thumbs up, and throws a perfect strike much to the delight of the stadium faithful. In Game 3 of the 2001 World Series, the Yankees win, 2 – 1, over the Diamondbacks, behind strong pitching by Roger Clemens and Mariano Rivera.

2001 – George W. Bush becomes the eighth President of the United States to attend a World Series game, and the first since Dwight D. Eisenhower to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Wearing a New York Fire Department windbreaker in honor of the heroes of the September 11th attacks, the President walks to the mound by himself, gives a thumbs up, and throws a perfect strike much to the delight of the stadium faithful. In Game 3 of the 2001 World Series, the Yankees win, 2 – 1, over the Diamondbacks, behind strong pitching by Roger Clemens and Mariano Rivera.

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Diamondback broadcaster Bob Brenly, signing a three-year, $2 million contract, is named as manager of the team. The former major league catcher replaces Buck Showalter, the club’s’ only manager, who was let go at the end of the season after compiling a 250-236 record for the three year-old franchise.

Diamondback broadcaster Bob Brenly, signing a three-year, $2 million contract, is named as manager of the team. The former major league catcher replaces Buck Showalter, the club’s’ only manager, who was let go at the end of the season after compiling a 250-236 record for the three year-old franchise.

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Diamondback broadcaster Bob Brenly, signing a three-year, $2 million contract, is named as manager of the team. The former major league catcher replaces Buck Showalter, the club’s’ only manager, who was let go at the end of the season after compiling a 250-236 record for the three year-old franchise.

Diamondback broadcaster Bob Brenly, signing a three-year, $2 million contract, is named as manager of the team. The former major league catcher replaces Buck Showalter, the club’s’ only manager, who was let go at the end of the season after compiling a 250-236 record for the three year-old franchise.

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2000 – Signing a three-year, $2-million contract, broadcaster Bob Brenly is named as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The former major league catcher replaces Buck Showalter, the club’s only manager, who was let go at the end of the season.

2000 – Signing a three-year, $2-million contract, broadcaster Bob Brenly is named as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The former major league catcher replaces Buck Showalter, the club’s only manager, who was let go at the end of the season.

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The Orioles trade Storm Davis to the Padres for catcher Terry Kennedy and minor leaguer Mark Williamson. After getting off to a 2-7 start with an ERA of 6.18 with San Diego, the right-hander will be dealt to Oakland in August for players to named later.

The Orioles trade Storm Davis to the Padres for catcher Terry Kennedy and minor leaguer Mark Williamson. After getting off to a 2-7 start with an ERA of 6.18 with San Diego, the right-hander will be dealt to Oakland in August for players to named later.

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1984 – Willie Hernandez of the Detroit Tigers wins the 1984 American League Cy Young Award, edging fellow reliever Dan Quisenberry of the Kansas City Royals. Hernandez posted a 9-3 record with 32 saves and a 1.92 ERA. Hernandez becomes only the third reliever to win the award. In 1977, Sparky Lyle of the New York Yankees became the first relief pitcher to do so in the American League.

1984 – Willie Hernandez of the Detroit Tigers wins the 1984 American League Cy Young Award, edging fellow reliever Dan Quisenberry of the Kansas City Royals. Hernandez posted a 9-3 record with 32 saves and a 1.92 ERA. Hernandez becomes only the third reliever to win the award. In 1977, Sparky Lyle of the New York Yankees became the first relief pitcher to do so in the American League.

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Giant pitcher John Montefusco (15-9, 2.88, 215), also known as ‘The Count,’ wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The Expos’ freshman catcher Gary Carter (.270, 18, 68), a 2003 inductee into the Hall of Fame, receives nine of the first-place votes of the 24 cast by the writers to finish second in the balloting.

Giant pitcher John Montefusco (15-9, 2.88, 215), also known as ‘The Count,’ wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The Expos’ freshman catcher Gary Carter (.270, 18, 68), a 2003 inductee into the Hall of Fame, receives nine of the first-place votes of the 24 cast by the writers to finish second in the balloting.

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The writers select A’s hurler Catfish Hunter as the recipient of the American League’s Cy Young Award. The 25-game winner, due to a contract dispute with owner Charlie Finley, will be declared one of baseball’s first free-agents and will become the game’s highest-paid pitcher in baseball at the end of December when he signs a five-year contract with the Yankees for $3.75 million.

The writers select A’s hurler Catfish Hunter as the recipient of the American League’s Cy Young Award. The 25-game winner, due to a contract dispute with owner Charlie Finley, will be declared one of baseball’s first free-agents and will become the game’s highest-paid pitcher in baseball at the end of December when he signs a five-year contract with the Yankees for $3.75 million.

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The writers select A’s hurler Catfish Hunter as the recipient of the American League’s Cy Young Award. The 25-game winner, due to a contract dispute with owner Charlie Finley, will be declared one of baseball’s first free-agents and will become the game’s highest-paid pitcher in baseball at the end of December when he signs a five-year contract with the Yankees for $3.75 million.

The writers select A’s hurler Catfish Hunter as the recipient of the American League’s Cy Young Award. The 25-game winner, due to a contract dispute with owner Charlie Finley, will be declared one of baseball’s first free-agents and will become the game’s highest-paid pitcher in baseball at the end of December when he signs a five-year contract with the Yankees for $3.75 million.

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