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2007 – September call-up Josh Anderson goes 5-for-5 and reaches base six times in a 15-3 rout of Pittsburgh. The outfielder, in just his third big league start, spanks four singles and a double as well as being hit by a pitch. Home runs are provided by Cody Ransom, Ty Wigginton and Chris Burke. Brandon Backe enjoys the 22-hit support, winning his first game in over a year after returning from elbow surgery. 

2007 – September call-up Josh Anderson goes 5-for-5 and reaches base six times in a 15-3 rout of Pittsburgh. The outfielder, in just his third big league start, spanks four singles and a double as well as being hit by a pitch. Home runs are provided by Cody Ransom, Ty Wigginton and Chris Burke. Brandon Backe enjoys the 22-hit support, winning his first game in over a year after returning from elbow surgery. 

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2005 – This wasn’t just an ordinary game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth for Jeff Bagwell. It was his first big league hit since mid-May when he decided on surgery to help an arthritic shoulder. There were no guarantees the franchise’s home run champ would be able to resume playing. His hit scores Willy Taveras for a 2-1 triumph over Milwaukee to keep the Astros a half-game ahead in the wild card race. Elsewhere, former Astro owner John McMullen, the man who signed the first million-dollar free agent (Nolan Ryan), dies at age 87. McMullen owned the ballclub from 1979 to 1992. 

2005 – This wasn’t just an ordinary game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth for Jeff Bagwell. It was his first big league hit since mid-May when he decided on surgery to help an arthritic shoulder. There were no guarantees the franchise’s home run champ would be able to resume playing. His hit scores Willy Taveras for a 2-1 triumph over Milwaukee to keep the Astros a half-game ahead in the wild card race. Elsewhere, former Astro owner John McMullen, the man who signed the first million-dollar free agent (Nolan Ryan), dies at age 87. McMullen owned the ballclub from 1979 to 1992. 

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2003 – Richard Hidalgo blasts three homers and drives in five to lead a 14-4 slugfest over the Rockies at Coors Field . Adam Everett, Morgan Ensberg and Jeff Kent join him in the home run derby. Jeriome Robertson wins his 15th, a Houston rookie record, to keep the Astros 1-1/2 games ahead of Chicago in the N.L. Central race. 

2003 – Richard Hidalgo blasts three homers and drives in five to lead a 14-4 slugfest over the Rockies at Coors Field . Adam Everett, Morgan Ensberg and Jeff Kent join him in the home run derby. Jeriome Robertson wins his 15th, a Houston rookie record, to keep the Astros 1-1/2 games ahead of Chicago in the N.L. Central race. 

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1997 – Jeff Bagwell launches his 40th homer of the season in a 15-3 laugher over San Diego. Sean Bergman is the victim. Bagwell’s blast comes in a six-run fourth that extends the lead to 13-1. Ramon Garcia benefits from the offensive support for his seventh win.

1997 – Jeff Bagwell launches his 40th homer of the season in a 15-3 laugher over San Diego. Sean Bergman is the victim. Bagwell’s blast comes in a six-run fourth that extends the lead to 13-1. Ramon Garcia benefits from the offensive support for his seventh win.

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Rick van den Hurk goes 8 shutout innings, allowing four hits and fanning ten, to beat the Orix Buffaloes, 2-0. The Softbank Hawks hurler improves to 9-0 to start his Nippon Pro Baseball career, breaking the NPB record for consecutive wins to begin a career; Kazuhisa Inao set the mark in 1956 and Hisashi Aikyo tied it from 2001-2006. Van den Hurk ties the record for most wins by a foreign player to start a season, following Gene Bacque (1964) and Tai-Yuan Kuo (1994). He will not get another decisions in the regular season, then go 2-0 in the postseason.

Rick van den Hurk goes 8 shutout innings, allowing four hits and fanning ten, to beat the Orix Buffaloes, 2-0. The Softbank Hawks hurler improves to 9-0 to start his Nippon Pro Baseball career, breaking the NPB record for consecutive wins to begin a career; Kazuhisa Inao set the mark in 1956 and Hisashi Aikyo tied it from 2001-2006. Van den Hurk ties the record for most wins by a foreign player to start a season, following Gene Bacque (1964) and Tai-Yuan Kuo (1994). He will not get another decisions in the regular season, then go 2-0 in the postseason.

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Two more teams punch their tickets to the postseason. The Orioles are the AL East champions for the first time since 1997 after defeating the Blue Jays, 8 – 2, and the Nationals clinch the NL East crown for the second time in three years when they beat the Atlanta Braves, 3 – 0.

Two more teams punch their tickets to the postseason. The Orioles are the AL East champions for the first time since 1997 after defeating the Blue Jays, 8 – 2, and the Nationals clinch the NL East crown for the second time in three years when they beat the Atlanta Braves, 3 – 0.

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The Royals beat the Indians, 7 – 1, in a match with significant implications for the AL wild card race. James Shields strikes out a season-high 10 batters as the Royals move within 2 1/2 games of a postseason slot, with Cleveland two games ahead of them as a number of other teams are also still in contention.

The Royals beat the Indians, 7 – 1, in a match with significant implications for the AL wild card race. James Shields strikes out a season-high 10 batters as the Royals move within 2 1/2 games of a postseason slot, with Cleveland two games ahead of them as a number of other teams are also still in contention.

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Andrew Cashner makes a bid to become the first pitcher in Padres history to throw a no-hitter, but falls short, allowing a 7th-inning hit to Jose Tabata after retiring the first 18 batters. He settles for a one-hitter in beating the Pirates, 2 – 0, facing the minimum 27 batters. Pittsburgh remains tied with St. Louis, beaten 6 – 2 at Colorado, in the NL Central.

Andrew Cashner makes a bid to become the first pitcher in Padres history to throw a no-hitter, but falls short, allowing a 7th-inning hit to Jose Tabata after retiring the first 18 batters. He settles for a one-hitter in beating the Pirates, 2 – 0, facing the minimum 27 batters. Pittsburgh remains tied with St. Louis, beaten 6 – 2 at Colorado, in the NL Central.

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The Orioles, with their 9-5 victory over Oakland, are assured of having their first winning season since the team finished first in the AL East in 1997. The Birds will finish the campaign with a 93-69 record for a second-place finish, but will earn a spot in the postseason as the play-in Wild Card team.

The Orioles, with their 9-5 victory over Oakland, are assured of having their first winning season since the team finished first in the AL East in 1997. The Birds will finish the campaign with a 93-69 record for a second-place finish, but will earn a spot in the postseason as the play-in Wild Card team.

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The Italian national team wins the 2012 European Championship, marking the first time since 1989-1991 that they have repeated as European Championship victors. After edging the Netherlands in their first meeting of 2012, they easily win today, 8 – 3. Former major leaguer Shairon Martis fails to last through the 3rd and prospect Juan Carlos Sulbaran is no better, as the two combine to allow 8 runs in 3 2/3 IP before Tom Stuifbergen relieves and shuts down Italy the remainder of the way. Italy’s captain Mario Chiarini drives in 3, while John Mariotti gets the win. Lorenzo Avagnina is the game’s big star, going 4 for 5 with a double, steal, two runs and two RBI and finishes as the MVP of these Euros.

The Italian national team wins the 2012 European Championship, marking the first time since 1989-1991 that they have repeated as European Championship victors. After edging the Netherlands in their first meeting of 2012, they easily win today, 8 – 3. Former major leaguer Shairon Martis fails to last through the 3rd and prospect Juan Carlos Sulbaran is no better, as the two combine to allow 8 runs in 3 2/3 IP before Tom Stuifbergen relieves and shuts down Italy the remainder of the way. Italy’s captain Mario Chiarini drives in 3, while John Mariotti gets the win. Lorenzo Avagnina is the game’s big star, going 4 for 5 with a double, steal, two runs and two RBI and finishes as the MVP of these Euros.

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The Orioles secure their first winning record since 1997 with a 9 – 5 win over the Athletics, giving them 82 wins on the year. Matt Wieters homers twice off Dan Straily to lead the offense, but the O’s can’t gain ground on the first-place Yankees, who beat the Rays, 6 – 4, behind Hiroki Kuroda and Rafael Soriano’s 40th save of the season. At the end of the day, New York leads by one game over Baltimore and 5 over the falling Rays.

The Orioles secure their first winning record since 1997 with a 9 – 5 win over the Athletics, giving them 82 wins on the year. Matt Wieters homers twice off Dan Straily to lead the offense, but the O’s can’t gain ground on the first-place Yankees, who beat the Rays, 6 – 4, behind Hiroki Kuroda and Rafael Soriano’s 40th save of the season. At the end of the day, New York leads by one game over Baltimore and 5 over the falling Rays.

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Nyjer Morgan, following appeals, will serve an eight-game suspension in place of the two original bans that totaled 15 games. The Nationals outfielder had been given a seven-game suspension when the commissioner’s office alleged he had deliberately thrown a baseball into the stands, resulting in a Philadelphia fan getting hit, and then a week later was handed an eight-game suspension for his instigation and participation in a brawl with Florida.

Nyjer Morgan, following appeals, will serve an eight-game suspension in place of the two original bans that totaled 15 games. The Nationals outfielder had been given a seven-game suspension when the commissioner’s office alleged he had deliberately thrown a baseball into the stands, resulting in a Philadelphia fan getting hit, and then a week later was handed an eight-game suspension for his instigation and participation in a brawl with Florida.

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Nyjer Morgan, following appeals, will serve an eight-game suspension in place of the two original bans that totaled 15 games. The Nationals outfielder had been given a seven-game suspension when the commissioner’s office alleged he had deliberately thrown a baseball into the stands, resulting in a Philadelphia fan getting hit, and then a week later was handed an eight-game suspension for his instigation and participation in a brawl with Florida.

Nyjer Morgan, following appeals, will serve an eight-game suspension in place of the two original bans that totaled 15 games. The Nationals outfielder had been given a seven-game suspension when the commissioner’s office alleged he had deliberately thrown a baseball into the stands, resulting in a Philadelphia fan getting hit, and then a week later was handed an eight-game suspension for his instigation and participation in a brawl with Florida.

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Mark Reynolds strikes out four times to reach the 200 mark for the second consecutive year as his Diamondbacks lose, 6 – 5, in 10 innings to San Diego. Reynolds set the all-time record with 204 strikeouts last year, but that is now under threat. Justin Upton collects five hits for the losers.

Mark Reynolds strikes out four times to reach the 200 mark for the second consecutive year as his Diamondbacks lose, 6 – 5, in 10 innings to San Diego. Reynolds set the all-time record with 204 strikeouts last year, but that is now under threat. Justin Upton collects five hits for the losers.

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Peter Moylan pitches his 75th game of the season and still has not allowed a home run; this is a new record for most consecutive homerless outings to begin a season, breaking Chad Bradford’s two-year-old mark.

Peter Moylan pitches his 75th game of the season and still has not allowed a home run; this is a new record for most consecutive homerless outings to begin a season, breaking Chad Bradford’s two-year-old mark.

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Jorge de la Rosa, who started the season 0-6, pitches 8 scoreless innings as the Rockies beat San Francisco, 4 – 3. De la Rosa registers his 15th win in outpitching Matt Cain and prevents Colorado from being swept in the three-game series, but the Rockies’ bullpen makes the game more exciting than need be. Franklin Morales starts the 9th by giving up three singles and a run; Rafael Betancourt comes to his rescue, but an error, a stolen base and an RBI groundout bring the Giants within 90 feet of tying the game before Nate Schierholtz strikes out to end it. Colorado leads S.F. by 3 1/2 games in the wild card race.

Jorge de la Rosa, who started the season 0-6, pitches 8 scoreless innings as the Rockies beat San Francisco, 4 – 3. De la Rosa registers his 15th win in outpitching Matt Cain and prevents Colorado from being swept in the three-game series, but the Rockies’ bullpen makes the game more exciting than need be. Franklin Morales starts the 9th by giving up three singles and a run; Rafael Betancourt comes to his rescue, but an error, a stolen base and an RBI groundout bring the Giants within 90 feet of tying the game before Nate Schierholtz strikes out to end it. Colorado leads S.F. by 3 1/2 games in the wild card race.

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The Tigers pay tribute to 91 year-old Ernie Harwell, their long-time broadcaster (1960-2002), who recently revealed he has inoperable cancer. The third-inning ceremony during the 4-3 victory over Kansas City includes a three-minute video tribute followed by the Hall of Fame announcer thanking the admiring and supportive fans attending the game at Comerica Park.

The Tigers pay tribute to 91 year-old Ernie Harwell, their long-time broadcaster (1960-2002), who recently revealed he has inoperable cancer. The third-inning ceremony during the 4-3 victory over Kansas City includes a three-minute video tribute followed by the Hall of Fame announcer thanking the admiring and supportive fans attending the game at Comerica Park.

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Derek Jeter becomes the all-time hits leader at Yankee Stadium, which will be demolished at the end of the season. The team’s shortstop and captain surpasses Lou Gehrig’s record with a first-inning single in a 6-2 loss to the White Sox, bringing his total to 1,270 at the 85 year-old ballpark.

Derek Jeter becomes the all-time hits leader at Yankee Stadium, which will be demolished at the end of the season. The team’s shortstop and captain surpasses Lou Gehrig’s record with a first-inning single in a 6-2 loss to the White Sox, bringing his total to 1,270 at the 85 year-old ballpark.

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2008 – In the last homestand at Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter passes Lou Gehrig for the most career hits at the storied ballpark. He collects his 1,270th hit in the venue, a single past Juan Uribe while facing Gavin Floyd. The Yanks still lose, 6 – 2, to the ChiSox.

2008 – In the last homestand at Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter passes Lou Gehrig for the most career hits at the storied ballpark. He collects his 1,270th hit in the venue, a single past Juan Uribe while facing Gavin Floyd. The Yanks still lose, 6 – 2, to the ChiSox.

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Derek Jeter becomes the all-time hits leader at Yankee Stadium, which will be demolished at the end of the season. The team’s shortstop and captain surpasses Lou Gehrig’s record with a first-inning single in a 6-2 loss to the White Sox, bringing his total to 1,270 at the 85 year-old ballpark.

Derek Jeter becomes the all-time hits leader at Yankee Stadium, which will be demolished at the end of the season. The team’s shortstop and captain surpasses Lou Gehrig’s record with a first-inning single in a 6-2 loss to the White Sox, bringing his total to 1,270 at the 85 year-old ballpark.

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The Braves start three players with the same surname – 3B Chipper Jones, LF Brandon Jones and CF Andruw Jones. The last time a team had done that was the 1999 Pirates with Emil Brown, Adrian Brown and Brant Brown. The 2001 Pirates did not capitalize on the chance when they had Enrique Wilson, Jack Wilson and Craig Wilson.

The Braves start three players with the same surname – 3B Chipper Jones, LF Brandon Jones and CF Andruw Jones. The last time a team had done that was the 1999 Pirates with Emil Brown, Adrian Brown and Brant Brown. The 2001 Pirates did not capitalize on the chance when they had Enrique Wilson, Jack Wilson and Craig Wilson.

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In a dramatic at-bat, Jim Thome becomes the third major leaguer this season, and the 23rd overall to hit 500 career home runs. The historic homer comes in the bottom of the ninth on a full count as the White Sox DH strokes a two-run walk-off round-tripper to beat the Angels at U.S. Cellular Field, 9-7.

In a dramatic at-bat, Jim Thome becomes the third major leaguer this season, and the 23rd overall to hit 500 career home runs. The historic homer comes in the bottom of the ninth on a full count as the White Sox DH strokes a two-run walk-off round-tripper to beat the Angels at U.S. Cellular Field, 9-7.

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The Nationals announce that the press box in Nationals Park, the team’s new home scheduled to open next season, will be named the “Shirley Povich Media Center”, in honor of the late Hall of Fame Baseball writer. The Washington Post’s longtime sports columnist and reporter covered the Senators’ first World Series championship in 1924 and continued to write for the paper until his death in 1998.

The Nationals announce that the press box in Nationals Park, the team’s new home scheduled to open next season, will be named the “Shirley Povich Media Center”, in honor of the late Hall of Fame Baseball writer. The Washington Post’s longtime sports columnist and reporter covered the Senators’ first World Series championship in 1924 and continued to write for the paper until his death in 1998.

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The Dutch national team wins the 2007 European Championship for their fifth straight European Championship title. This also clinches them a spot in the 2008 Olympics. In the finale, Roger Bernadina scores three times in the 6 – 1 win, while David Bergman carries a no-hitter into the 7th against Great Britain.

The Dutch national team wins the 2007 European Championship for their fifth straight European Championship title. This also clinches them a spot in the 2008 Olympics. In the finale, Roger Bernadina scores three times in the 6 – 1 win, while David Bergman carries a no-hitter into the 7th against Great Britain.

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Jim Thome hits his 500th home run, a two-run walk-off shot off Dustin Moseley that gives the White Sox a 9 – 7 victory over the Angels. Thome is the third player to reach the milestone in 2007, after Frank Thomas and Alex Rodriguez.

Jim Thome hits his 500th home run, a two-run walk-off shot off Dustin Moseley that gives the White Sox a 9 – 7 victory over the Angels. Thome is the third player to reach the milestone in 2007, after Frank Thomas and Alex Rodriguez.

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Todd Jones becomes the 21st major leaguer to record 300 career saves. The milestone doesn’t come easy as the Tigers’ closer gives up three hits and a run in Detroit’s 6-4 win over the Twins at the Metrodome.

Todd Jones becomes the 21st major leaguer to record 300 career saves. The milestone doesn’t come easy as the Tigers’ closer gives up three hits and a run in Detroit’s 6-4 win over the Twins at the Metrodome.

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David Wright, homering in the seventh inning of a 10-6 loss to Philadelphia at Shea Stadium, becomes the 30th member of the 30-30 club. Returning to the dugout, the Mets third baseman is greeted by hitting coach Howard Johnson, who along with Darryl Strawberry are the other Metropolitans to have also stolen thirty bases and hit 30 homers in the same season.

David Wright, homering in the seventh inning of a 10-6 loss to Philadelphia at Shea Stadium, becomes the 30th member of the 30-30 club. Returning to the dugout, the Mets third baseman is greeted by hitting coach Howard Johnson, who along with Darryl Strawberry are the other Metropolitans to have also stolen thirty bases and hit 30 homers in the same season.

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In a dramatic at-bat, Jim Thome becomes the third major leaguer this season, and the 23rd overall to hit 500 career home runs. The historic homer comes in the bottom of the ninth on a full count as the White Sox DH strokes a two-run walk-off round-tripper to beat the Angels at U.S. Cellular Field, 9-7.

In a dramatic at-bat, Jim Thome becomes the third major leaguer this season, and the 23rd overall to hit 500 career home runs. The historic homer comes in the bottom of the ninth on a full count as the White Sox DH strokes a two-run walk-off round-tripper to beat the Angels at U.S. Cellular Field, 9-7.

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The Nationals announce that the press box in Nationals Park, the team’s new home scheduled to open next season, will be named the “Shirley Povich Media Center”, in honor of the late Hall of Fame Baseball writer. The Washington Post’s longtime sports columnist and reporter covered the Senators’ first World Series championship in 1924 and continued to write for the paper until his death in 1998.

The Nationals announce that the press box in Nationals Park, the team’s new home scheduled to open next season, will be named the “Shirley Povich Media Center”, in honor of the late Hall of Fame Baseball writer. The Washington Post’s longtime sports columnist and reporter covered the Senators’ first World Series championship in 1924 and continued to write for the paper until his death in 1998.

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Yasuhiko Yabuta plunks Greg LaRocca with a pitch. It is the 24th time this year LaRocca has been hit by a pitch, tying the Nippon Pro Baseball record, held for over 50 years by Yoshiyuki Iwamoto. LaRocca will break the record tomorrow.

Yasuhiko Yabuta plunks Greg LaRocca with a pitch. It is the 24th time this year LaRocca has been hit by a pitch, tying the Nippon Pro Baseball record, held for over 50 years by Yoshiyuki Iwamoto. LaRocca will break the record tomorrow.

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston’s grand reopening ceremony for its Roxbury facility, which underwent a $7-million renovation, has some community leaders upset with the building’s new name to be unveiled at the event. Although the previous owner of the Red Sox created the charitable foundation that donated $3 million used to renovate the run-down club, some in the minority neighborhood believe it would be wrong to name the clubhouse after Tom Yawkey because his policies were racially motivated, as evidenced by passing up an opportunity to get Jackie Robinson, and the team becoming the last to integrate in the major leagues.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston’s grand reopening ceremony for its Roxbury facility, which underwent a $7-million renovation, has some community leaders upset with the building’s new name to be unveiled at the event. Although the previous owner of the Red Sox created the charitable foundation that donated $3 million used to renovate the run-down club, some in the minority neighborhood believe it would be wrong to name the clubhouse after Tom Yawkey because his policies were racially motivated, as evidenced by passing up an opportunity to get Jackie Robinson, and the team becoming the last to integrate in the major leagues.

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Angels center fielder Chone Figgins, in a 12-6 loss to the Rangers in Texas, triples in the ninth inning to become the fifth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle. ‘Figgy’ joins Jeff DaVanon (2004), Dave Winfield (1991), Dan Ford (1979), and Jim Fregosi (1964, 1968) to accomplish the feat for the Halos.

Angels center fielder Chone Figgins, in a 12-6 loss to the Rangers in Texas, triples in the ninth inning to become the fifth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle. ‘Figgy’ joins Jeff DaVanon (2004), Dave Winfield (1991), Dan Ford (1979), and Jim Fregosi (1964, 1968) to accomplish the feat for the Halos.

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston’s grand reopening ceremony for its Roxbury facility, which underwent a $7-million renovation, has some community leaders upset with the building’s new name to be unveiled at the event. Although the previous owner of the Red Sox created the charitable foundation that donated $3 million used to renovate the run-down club, some in the minority neighborhood believe it would be wrong to name the clubhouse after Tom Yawkey because his policies were racially motivated, as evidenced by passing up an opportunity to get Jackie Robinson, and the team becoming the last to integrate in the major leagues.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston’s grand reopening ceremony for its Roxbury facility, which underwent a $7-million renovation, has some community leaders upset with the building’s new name to be unveiled at the event. Although the previous owner of the Red Sox created the charitable foundation that donated $3 million used to renovate the run-down club, some in the minority neighborhood believe it would be wrong to name the clubhouse after Tom Yawkey because his policies were racially motivated, as evidenced by passing up an opportunity to get Jackie Robinson, and the team becoming the last to integrate in the major leagues.

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Stealing second base in the first inning in an 8-5 victory over the Brewers at RFK, Alfonso Soriano becomes the fourth player in major league history in a single season to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases. The Nationals’ outfielder joins Jose Canseco (1988), Barry Bonds (1996), and Alex Rodriguez (1998) as the only players to record 40-40 seasons.

Stealing second base in the first inning in an 8-5 victory over the Brewers at RFK, Alfonso Soriano becomes the fourth player in major league history in a single season to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases. The Nationals’ outfielder joins Jose Canseco (1988), Barry Bonds (1996), and Alex Rodriguez (1998) as the only players to record 40-40 seasons.

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9/16/2006: Ryan Howard hit a ball to left field that was touched by a Houston fan; the ball was ruled in play although it was apparent from the replay that it was over the wall when touched. Howard was credited with a double. The lost homer did not affect the outcome of the game as the Phillies beat the Astros, 7-2.

9/16/2006: Ryan Howard hit a ball to left field that was touched by a Houston fan; the ball was ruled in play although it was apparent from the replay that it was over the wall when touched. Howard was credited with a double. The lost homer did not affect the outcome of the game as the Phillies beat the Astros, 7-2.

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Youppi!, who got his start at Olympic Stadium, is named as the first official mascot of the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the first to ever switch from Major League Baseball to the NHL. The acquisition, reportedly at the cost of six figures, is made possible when the Expos leave the hairy orange arm-waving giant behind in favor of an eagle called “Screech” when they moved to Washington, D.C. to become the Nationals.

Youppi!, who got his start at Olympic Stadium, is named as the first official mascot of the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the first to ever switch from Major League Baseball to the NHL. The acquisition, reportedly at the cost of six figures, is made possible when the Expos leave the hairy orange arm-waving giant behind in favor of an eagle called “Screech” when they moved to Washington, D.C. to become the Nationals.

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Diamondback righty Curt Schilling K’s his 300th victim to join southpaw Randy Johnson in becoming the first teammates to each strike out at least 300 batters in the same season. ‘Schill’ has now done it three times in his career with the ‘Big Unit’ reaching the milestone six times, but neither hurler will accomplish the feat again.

Diamondback righty Curt Schilling K’s his 300th victim to join southpaw Randy Johnson in becoming the first teammates to each strike out at least 300 batters in the same season. ‘Schill’ has now done it three times in his career with the ‘Big Unit’ reaching the milestone six times, but neither hurler will accomplish the feat again.

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Diamondback righty Curt Schilling K’s his 300th victim to join southpaw Randy Johnson in becoming the first teammates to each strike out at least 300 batters in the same season. ‘Schill’ has now done it three times in his career with the ‘Big Unit’ reaching the milestone six times, but neither hurler will accomplish the feat again.

Diamondback righty Curt Schilling K’s his 300th victim to join southpaw Randy Johnson in becoming the first teammates to each strike out at least 300 batters in the same season. ‘Schill’ has now done it three times in his career with the ‘Big Unit’ reaching the milestone six times, but neither hurler will accomplish the feat again.

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Giant left fielder Barry Bonds walks three times, breaking his own record for bases on balls in a season with 178. Approximately one-third of the free passes given to the San Francisco slugger have been intentional (60 out of 178).

Giant left fielder Barry Bonds walks three times, breaking his own record for bases on balls in a season with 178. Approximately one-third of the free passes given to the San Francisco slugger have been intentional (60 out of 178).

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2002 – Giant left fielder Barry Bonds walks three times breaking his own record for bases on balls in a season with 178. Approximately one-third of the free passes given to the San Francisco slugger have been intentional (60 out of 178).

2002 – Giant left fielder Barry Bonds walks three times breaking his own record for bases on balls in a season with 178. Approximately one-third of the free passes given to the San Francisco slugger have been intentional (60 out of 178).

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With a sixth-inning blast in a 7-6 loss to the hometown Cardinals, Cub outfielder Sammy Sosa joins Mark McGwire (1997-99) as the only major leaguer to hit 50 home runs three straight seasons. Babe Ruth had three 50+ homer seasons, but did not accomplish the feat in consecutive years

With a sixth-inning blast in a 7-6 loss to the hometown Cardinals, Cub outfielder Sammy Sosa joins Mark McGwire (1997-99) as the only major leaguer to hit 50 home runs three straight seasons. Babe Ruth had three 50+ homer seasons, but did not accomplish the feat in consecutive years

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Seattle’s Jamie Moyer (13-9) scatters three hits over seven scoreless innings to coast to his 11th straight win over the Orioles, winning 14 – 0. Alex Rodriguez hits his 37th home run in the 1st off Mike Mussina. Moyer, 11-1 against his old team, started his win streak on April 18, 1996, when he was with Boston.

Seattle’s Jamie Moyer (13-9) scatters three hits over seven scoreless innings to coast to his 11th straight win over the Orioles, winning 14 – 0. Alex Rodriguez hits his 37th home run in the 1st off Mike Mussina. Moyer, 11-1 against his old team, started his win streak on April 18, 1996, when he was with Boston.

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