Tag: September 22

2000 – Richard Hidalgo hits two home runs to give him a career-high 44 while the Astros set a National League mark for homers by one team (ending with 249). But Houston gives up six home runs, including three off Jose Lima who sets another league home run record (47) as Cincinnati wins, 12-5, at Cinergy Field. 

2000 – Richard Hidalgo hits two home runs to give him a career-high 44 while the Astros set a National League mark for homers by one team (ending with 249). But Houston gives up six home runs, including three off Jose Lima who sets another league home run record (47) as Cincinnati wins, 12-5, at Cinergy Field. 

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1997 – Jeff Bagwell steals third base against Mike Remlinger of Cincinnati to become the first 30-30 (HRs, SBs) player in franchise history. Houston tops the Reds, 6-3. A four-run eighth is the difference, keyed by a two-run pinch single by Bill Spiers. 

1997 – Jeff Bagwell steals third base against Mike Remlinger of Cincinnati to become the first 30-30 (HRs, SBs) player in franchise history. Houston tops the Reds, 6-3. A four-run eighth is the difference, keyed by a two-run pinch single by Bill Spiers. 

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1974 – Pitcher Tom Griffin delivers a pinch-hit single in the 14th to edge the Braves, 3-2. The Astros score only when necessary – plating runs in the bottom of the ninth and the bottom of the tenth before winning it later. Ken Forsch picks up the victory. 

1974 – Pitcher Tom Griffin delivers a pinch-hit single in the 14th to edge the Braves, 3-2. The Astros score only when necessary – plating runs in the bottom of the ninth and the bottom of the tenth before winning it later. Ken Forsch picks up the victory. 

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1969 – Third base coach Salty Parker sends Norm Miller home from third when he sees a white object fly away from Atlanta catcher Bob Didier after a pitch. The object turns out not to be the ball, but a finger cast the catcher was wearing on his glove hand. Miller is easily tagged out. The 5-3 loss creates an unhappy 23rd birthday for sore-armed Larry Dierker who broke in with the Colt .45s on his brithday five years earlier. 

1969 – Third base coach Salty Parker sends Norm Miller home from third when he sees a white object fly away from Atlanta catcher Bob Didier after a pitch. The object turns out not to be the ball, but a finger cast the catcher was wearing on his glove hand. Miller is easily tagged out. The 5-3 loss creates an unhappy 23rd birthday for sore-armed Larry Dierker who broke in with the Colt .45s on his brithday five years earlier. 

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1963 – Joe Morgan delivers the winning hit in his second major league game, a pinch single with two outs in the ninth to nip the Phillies, 2-1. This prompts a tirade from Philadelphia skipper Gene Mauch who trashes the post-game meal after his squad let “a little leaguer” beat them.

1963 – Joe Morgan delivers the winning hit in his second major league game, a pinch single with two outs in the ninth to nip the Phillies, 2-1. This prompts a tirade from Philadelphia skipper Gene Mauch who trashes the post-game meal after his squad let “a little leaguer” beat them.

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The young Atlanta Braves clinch the NL East title with a 5 – 3 win over the Phillies. This caps a remarkable season in which the Braves inserted themselves among the league’s best teams ahead of schedule after completing a thorough rebuilding.

The young Atlanta Braves clinch the NL East title with a 5 – 3 win over the Phillies. This caps a remarkable season in which the Braves inserted themselves among the league’s best teams ahead of schedule after completing a thorough rebuilding.

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2017 – The Dodgers clinch a fifth consecutive NL West title with a 4 – 2 win over the Giants. In the game, Cody Bellinger hits his 39th homer of the year, setting a new National League record for rookies, erasing the mark of 38 that was shared by Wally Berger and Frank Robinson.

2017 – The Dodgers clinch a fifth consecutive NL West title with a 4 – 2 win over the Giants. In the game, Cody Bellinger hits his 39th homer of the year, setting a new National League record for rookies, erasing the mark of 38 that was shared by Wally Berger and Frank Robinson.

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2016 – The Pakistani national team makes its debut in a global event, having previously finished as high as 5th in the Asian Games and Asian Championship. As anticipated, they lose to Brazil in the opener of the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers Pool D, but they are not overmatched, losing 10 – 0 and getting four hits while making one error. Faqir Hussain goes 2 for 2 as their top performer. Brazil’s Jean Tomé, Eric Pardinho and Edilson Batista combine on the shutout, while Juan Carlos Muniz hits an inside-the-park two-run homer.

2016 – The Pakistani national team makes its debut in a global event, having previously finished as high as 5th in the Asian Games and Asian Championship. As anticipated, they lose to Brazil in the opener of the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers Pool D, but they are not overmatched, losing 10 – 0 and getting four hits while making one error. Faqir Hussain goes 2 for 2 as their top performer. Brazil’s Jean Tomé, Eric Pardinho and Edilson Batista combine on the shutout, while Juan Carlos Muniz hits an inside-the-park two-run homer.

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The Fresno Grizzlies beat the Columbus Clippers, 7 – 0, in the Triple-A National Championship Game. Chris Devenski throws a perfect game for five innings before Audy Ciriaco singles; Devenski fans 9 in 7 innings of one-hit ball. Alex Presley has 3 hits, two runs and a RBI.

The Fresno Grizzlies beat the Columbus Clippers, 7 – 0, in the Triple-A National Championship Game. Chris Devenski throws a perfect game for five innings before Audy Ciriaco singles; Devenski fans 9 in 7 innings of one-hit ball. Alex Presley has 3 hits, two runs and a RBI.

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Jake Arrieta of the Cubs becomes the first 20-game winner in the major leagues this year when he defeats the Brewers, 4 – 0, becoming the first Cubs pitcher tor each the mark since Jon Lieber in 2001. 3B Kris Bryant sets a club record for a rookie by belting his 26th homer.

Jake Arrieta of the Cubs becomes the first 20-game winner in the major leagues this year when he defeats the Brewers, 4 – 0, becoming the first Cubs pitcher tor each the mark since Jon Lieber in 2001. 3B Kris Bryant sets a club record for a rookie by belting his 26th homer.

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Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra, winner of three MVP Awards who also holds the all-time record by playing in 14 World Series, passes away at age 90. He is just as famous for his aphorisms, and one of them is appropriate for the occasion: “You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”

Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra, winner of three MVP Awards who also holds the all-time record by playing in 14 World Series, passes away at age 90. He is just as famous for his aphorisms, and one of them is appropriate for the occasion: “You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”

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The Royals split a sort-of doubleheader with the Indians to move within one game of the Tigers in the AL Central. The evening starts with Kansas City taking a 4 – 3 loss in the completion of a game suspended on August 31st with Cleveland having just taken a 4 – 2 lead in the 10th; the Royals score a run in the bottom of the inning but fail to extend the contest. In the regularly scheduled game, Danny Duffy pitches 6 scoreless innings for a 2 – 0 win. Cleveland is now 3 1/2 games behind K.C. and is virtually eliminated from contention.

The Royals split a sort-of doubleheader with the Indians to move within one game of the Tigers in the AL Central. The evening starts with Kansas City taking a 4 – 3 loss in the completion of a game suspended on August 31st with Cleveland having just taken a 4 – 2 lead in the 10th; the Royals score a run in the bottom of the inning but fail to extend the contest. In the regularly scheduled game, Danny Duffy pitches 6 scoreless innings for a 2 – 0 win. Cleveland is now 3 1/2 games behind K.C. and is virtually eliminated from contention.

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The Pirates play their third consecutive 1 – 0 game as they defeat the Braves by that score, reducing their magic number to clinch a postseason slot to 2. Francisco Liriano is the winner, thanks to a 6th-inning solo homer by Andrew McCutchen. The Bucs won two of the three contests, whereas the last team to play three such games before them, the 1960 Phillies, had lost all three.

The Pirates play their third consecutive 1 – 0 game as they defeat the Braves by that score, reducing their magic number to clinch a postseason slot to 2. Francisco Liriano is the winner, thanks to a 6th-inning solo homer by Andrew McCutchen. The Bucs won two of the three contests, whereas the last team to play three such games before them, the 1960 Phillies, had lost all three.

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Felix Hernandez, making his first appearance since suffering a strained oblique, sets a record for strikeouts in a start lasting four or fewer innings when he whiffs ten batters before the fifth frame in the Mariners’ 3-2 victory at Angel Stadium. The fans aren’t the only ones buzzing during King Felix’s performance as a swarm of bees in the outfield delays the contest for 23 minutes during the third inning.

Felix Hernandez, making his first appearance since suffering a strained oblique, sets a record for strikeouts in a start lasting four or fewer innings when he whiffs ten batters before the fifth frame in the Mariners’ 3-2 victory at Angel Stadium. The fans aren’t the only ones buzzing during King Felix’s performance as a swarm of bees in the outfield delays the contest for 23 minutes during the third inning.

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Felix Hernandez, making his first appearance since suffering a strained oblique, sets a record for strikeouts in a start lasting four or fewer innings when he whiffs ten batters before the fifth frame in the Mariners’ 3-2 victory at Angel Stadium. The fans aren’t the only ones buzzing during King Felix’s performance as a swarm of bees in the outfield delays the contest for 23 minutes during the third inning.

Felix Hernandez, making his first appearance since suffering a strained oblique, sets a record for strikeouts in a start lasting four or fewer innings when he whiffs ten batters before the fifth frame in the Mariners’ 3-2 victory at Angel Stadium. The fans aren’t the only ones buzzing during King Felix’s performance as a swarm of bees in the outfield delays the contest for 23 minutes during the third inning.

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Two teams clinch division titles today. The Athletics secure their second straight AL West crown with an 11 – 7 win over the Twins as Coco Crisp hits a three-run homer and Jed Lowrie and Daric Barton add solo shots, negating a homer and 6 RBIs by Twins rookie Oswaldo Arcia. In the NL East, Atlanta wins its first title since 2005 as its closest pursuers, the Nationals, lose, 4 – 2, to the Marlins. The Braves then defeat the Cubs, 5 – 2, as they now set their eyes on finishing the year with the best record in the National League.

Two teams clinch division titles today. The Athletics secure their second straight AL West crown with an 11 – 7 win over the Twins as Coco Crisp hits a three-run homer and Jed Lowrie and Daric Barton add solo shots, negating a homer and 6 RBIs by Twins rookie Oswaldo Arcia. In the NL East, Atlanta wins its first title since 2005 as its closest pursuers, the Nationals, lose, 4 – 2, to the Marlins. The Braves then defeat the Cubs, 5 – 2, as they now set their eyes on finishing the year with the best record in the National League.

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With most of the interest now focused on the wild card races, the Indians compete a four-game sweep of the Astros with a 9 – 2 win to hold on to one of the two spots available in the American League. The Indians become the first team since the 1961 Yankees to record six four-game sweeps in one season.

With most of the interest now focused on the wild card races, the Indians compete a four-game sweep of the Astros with a 9 – 2 win to hold on to one of the two spots available in the American League. The Indians become the first team since the 1961 Yankees to record six four-game sweeps in one season.

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T&A San Marino becomes the third team to win three straight Italian Baseball League titles. Down 2 games to 0 on the road, they sweep Rimini in the final three to win it. Today, Jim Magrane allows two hits and no runs in 7 innings to lead San Marino to a 4 – 1 win over Rimini in the finale of the 2013 Italian Series. Simone Albanese scores one and drives in two for San Marino, while Joe Mazzuca scores two and drives in one. Magrane (2 R in 21 IP for the Series), working on just one day off, is named Series MVP, becoming the first player to be MVP of both the Taiwan Series and Italian Series.

T&A San Marino becomes the third team to win three straight Italian Baseball League titles. Down 2 games to 0 on the road, they sweep Rimini in the final three to win it. Today, Jim Magrane allows two hits and no runs in 7 innings to lead San Marino to a 4 – 1 win over Rimini in the finale of the 2013 Italian Series. Simone Albanese scores one and drives in two for San Marino, while Joe Mazzuca scores two and drives in one. Magrane (2 R in 21 IP for the Series), working on just one day off, is named Series MVP, becoming the first player to be MVP of both the Taiwan Series and Italian Series.

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With their sixth straight win, 8 – 4 over the Padres, the Giants clinch the NL West title. They have won 18 of their last 24 games to turn what was a close race with the Dodgers into a blowout. Madison Bumgarner picks up his 16th win.

With their sixth straight win, 8 – 4 over the Padres, the Giants clinch the NL West title. They have won 18 of their last 24 games to turn what was a close race with the Dodgers into a blowout. Madison Bumgarner picks up his 16th win.

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The Yankees and Orioles both win in extra innings as they remain separated by one game in their epic race for the AL East crown. New York trails Oakland, 9 – 5, going into the bottom of the 13th after three A’s homers, but the Yankees manage to tie the game and win, 10 – 9, on a 14th-inning run. For its part, Baltimore scores three times in the 13th to beat Boston, 9 – 6, for the team’s 16th consecutive extra-innings win.

The Yankees and Orioles both win in extra innings as they remain separated by one game in their epic race for the AL East crown. New York trails Oakland, 9 – 5, going into the bottom of the 13th after three A’s homers, but the Yankees manage to tie the game and win, 10 – 9, on a 14th-inning run. For its part, Baltimore scores three times in the 13th to beat Boston, 9 – 6, for the team’s 16th consecutive extra-innings win.

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Gio Gonzalez becomes the second pitcher in franchise history to win 20 games in a season when Washington beats Milwaukee at Nationals Park, 10-4. The 27 year-old southpaw joins Ross Grimsley, who accomplished the feat in 1978 when the club played in Montreal as the Expos.

Gio Gonzalez becomes the second pitcher in franchise history to win 20 games in a season when Washington beats Milwaukee at Nationals Park, 10-4. The 27 year-old southpaw joins Ross Grimsley, who accomplished the feat in 1978 when the club played in Montreal as the Expos.

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Canada uses its bats to pound home team Germany, 16 – 7, and reach the finals of its pool in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers in Regensburg. Germany will now play Great Britain, after the Brits’ 12 – 5 win over the Czech Republic eliminates the Bohemians. In the other pool in Jupiter, FL, South Africa scores three runs in the 11th inning to eliminate France, 5 – 2, in the completion of a game suspended by rain after 9 innings yesterday. The South Africans then face Spain, but lose, 13 – 3, also bowing out of the tournament.

Canada uses its bats to pound home team Germany, 16 – 7, and reach the finals of its pool in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers in Regensburg. Germany will now play Great Britain, after the Brits’ 12 – 5 win over the Czech Republic eliminates the Bohemians. In the other pool in Jupiter, FL, South Africa scores three runs in the 11th inning to eliminate France, 5 – 2, in the completion of a game suspended by rain after 9 innings yesterday. The South Africans then face Spain, but lose, 13 – 3, also bowing out of the tournament.

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Matt Moore strikes out 11 in 5 innings in his first major league start as the Rays beat the Yankees, 15 – 8. The wins prevents a four-game sweep and moves the Rays back within two games of Boston in the wild card race. Having clinched the AL East title the previous day, the Yankees use a line-up full of youngsters and trail 13 – 0 after 5 innings as Moore earns his first major league win.

Matt Moore strikes out 11 in 5 innings in his first major league start as the Rays beat the Yankees, 15 – 8. The wins prevents a four-game sweep and moves the Rays back within two games of Boston in the wild card race. Having clinched the AL East title the previous day, the Yankees use a line-up full of youngsters and trail 13 – 0 after 5 innings as Moore earns his first major league win.

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Thanks to Shane Victorino’s million-dollar pledge, the renovated 105 year-old Nicetown Boys & Girls Club celebrates its grand opening. The inner-city facility, now named after the Phillies’ All-Star center fielder, is only the second club in the country to bear the name of a major leaguer, with the ‘Flying Hawaiian’ sharing the distinction with Willie Mays.

Thanks to Shane Victorino’s million-dollar pledge, the renovated 105 year-old Nicetown Boys & Girls Club celebrates its grand opening. The inner-city facility, now named after the Phillies’ All-Star center fielder, is only the second club in the country to bear the name of a major leaguer, with the ‘Flying Hawaiian’ sharing the distinction with Willie Mays.

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The Cardinals blow a 6 – 2 9th-inning lead in losing to the Mets, 8 – 6. SS Rafael Furcal misplays a potential double play grounder to start New York’s six-run outburst. Jason Motte walks three batters – who all score – and Marc Rzepczynski is charged with the loss. The loss is only St. Louis’s third over their last 16 games and they are 2 games back of Atlanta in the National League wild card race.

The Cardinals blow a 6 – 2 9th-inning lead in losing to the Mets, 8 – 6. SS Rafael Furcal misplays a potential double play grounder to start New York’s six-run outburst. Jason Motte walks three batters – who all score – and Marc Rzepczynski is charged with the loss. The loss is only St. Louis’s third over their last 16 games and they are 2 games back of Atlanta in the National League wild card race.

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Leo Nunez is placed on the restricted list by the Marlins without the club listing a reason, but the Associated Press has reported that the Florida closer, whose real name is Juan Oviedo, needs to return to the Dominican Republic to deal with legal issues pertaining to the use of fake identification documents. The 29 year-old right-handed reliever used his childhood friend’s identity to receive a more lucrative deal due to being believed only to be 16 years of age instead of 17 when signing his first major league contract.

Leo Nunez is placed on the restricted list by the Marlins without the club listing a reason, but the Associated Press has reported that the Florida closer, whose real name is Juan Oviedo, needs to return to the Dominican Republic to deal with legal issues pertaining to the use of fake identification documents. The 29 year-old right-handed reliever used his childhood friend’s identity to receive a more lucrative deal due to being believed only to be 16 years of age instead of 17 when signing his first major league contract.

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T&A San Marino wins the 2011 European Cup, less than two weeks after taking the 2011 Italian Series. In the European Cup finale, they rout Parma, 7 – 1, behind a complete game from Brazilian Tiago Da Silva, two homers from veteran Jairo Ramos Gizzi and a grand slam by catcher and MVP Mattia Reginato. In the game to determine third place, Unipol Bologna rallies from a 9 – 4 deficit to beat the Amsterdam Pirates, 10 – 9. Juan Carlos Infante drives in the winner in the bottom of the 9th.

T&A San Marino wins the 2011 European Cup, less than two weeks after taking the 2011 Italian Series. In the European Cup finale, they rout Parma, 7 – 1, behind a complete game from Brazilian Tiago Da Silva, two homers from veteran Jairo Ramos Gizzi and a grand slam by catcher and MVP Mattia Reginato. In the game to determine third place, Unipol Bologna rallies from a 9 – 4 deficit to beat the Amsterdam Pirates, 10 – 9. Juan Carlos Infante drives in the winner in the bottom of the 9th.

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Thanks to Shane Victorino’s million-dollar pledge, the renovated 105 year-old Nicetown Boys & Girls Club celebrates its grand opening. The inner-city facility, now named after the Phillies’ All-Star center fielder, is only the second club in the country to bear the name of a major leaguer, with the ‘Flying Hawaiian’ sharing the distinction with Willie Mays.

Thanks to Shane Victorino’s million-dollar pledge, the renovated 105 year-old Nicetown Boys & Girls Club celebrates its grand opening. The inner-city facility, now named after the Phillies’ All-Star center fielder, is only the second club in the country to bear the name of a major leaguer, with the ‘Flying Hawaiian’ sharing the distinction with Willie Mays.

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Leo Nunez is placed on the restricted list by the Marlins without the club listing a reason, but the Associated Press has reported that the Florida closer, whose real name is Juan Oviedo, needs to return to the Dominican Republic to deal with legal issues pertaining to the use of fake identification documents. The 29 year-old right-handed reliever used his childhood friend’s identity to receive a more lucrative deal due to being believed only to be 16 years of age instead of 17 when signing his first major league contract.

Leo Nunez is placed on the restricted list by the Marlins without the club listing a reason, but the Associated Press has reported that the Florida closer, whose real name is Juan Oviedo, needs to return to the Dominican Republic to deal with legal issues pertaining to the use of fake identification documents. The 29 year-old right-handed reliever used his childhood friend’s identity to receive a more lucrative deal due to being believed only to be 16 years of age instead of 17 when signing his first major league contract.

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The Diamondbacks hire Kevin Towers as the team’s general manager, bypassing the interim GM Jerry Dipoto, a highly-regarded administrator within the organization and throughout baseball for the job he did replacing Josh Byrnes. During Towers’ 14-year tenure in the same position with the Padres, San Diego won four division titles and played in the 1998 World Series against New York.

The Diamondbacks hire Kevin Towers as the team’s general manager, bypassing the interim GM Jerry Dipoto, a highly-regarded administrator within the organization and throughout baseball for the job he did replacing Josh Byrnes. During Towers’ 14-year tenure in the same position with the Padres, San Diego won four division titles and played in the 1998 World Series against New York.

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The Diamondbacks hire Kevin Towers as the team’s general manager, bypassing the interim GM Jerry Dipoto, a highly-regarded administrator within the organization and throughout baseball for the job he did replacing Josh Byrnes. During Towers’ 14-year tenure in the same position with the Padres, San Diego won four division titles and played in the 1998 World Series against New York.

The Diamondbacks hire Kevin Towers as the team’s general manager, bypassing the interim GM Jerry Dipoto, a highly-regarded administrator within the organization and throughout baseball for the job he did replacing Josh Byrnes. During Towers’ 14-year tenure in the same position with the Padres, San Diego won four division titles and played in the 1998 World Series against New York.

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The Yankees are the first team to clinch a playoff spot this year after a 6 – 5 win over the Angels. Alex Rodriguez drives in Brett Gardner on a sacrifice fly in the 9th; he has a homer and 3 RBI in the game. Mariano Rivera pitches a scoreless 9th inning for the save.

The Yankees are the first team to clinch a playoff spot this year after a 6 – 5 win over the Angels. Alex Rodriguez drives in Brett Gardner on a sacrifice fly in the 9th; he has a homer and 3 RBI in the game. Mariano Rivera pitches a scoreless 9th inning for the save.

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Diamondback slugger Mark Reynolds establishes a new single-season strikeout mark for the second year in a row when he misses a 1-2 breaking ball from Madison Bumgarner, his 205th K of the campaign. Prior to breaking his own dubious mark and extending it with another whiff in the sixth inning, the 26 year-old third baseman collected his 100th RBI of the season in Arizona’s 10-8 Chase Field victory over San Francisco.

Diamondback slugger Mark Reynolds establishes a new single-season strikeout mark for the second year in a row when he misses a 1-2 breaking ball from Madison Bumgarner, his 205th K of the campaign. Prior to breaking his own dubious mark and extending it with another whiff in the sixth inning, the 26 year-old third baseman collected his 100th RBI of the season in Arizona’s 10-8 Chase Field victory over San Francisco.

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Mark Reynolds of the Diamondbacks strikes out 3 times against the Giants to reach 206 for the year, breaking his own record of 204 set last season. Arizona still wins, 10 – 8, thanks to 9 runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings.

Mark Reynolds of the Diamondbacks strikes out 3 times against the Giants to reach 206 for the year, breaking his own record of 204 set last season. Arizona still wins, 10 – 8, thanks to 9 runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings.

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Diamondback slugger Mark Reynolds establishes a new single-season strikeout mark for the second year in a row when he misses a 1-2 breaking ball from Madison Bumgarner, his 205th K of the campaign. Prior to breaking his own dubious mark and extending it with another whiff in the sixth inning, the 26 year-old third baseman collected his 100th RBI of the season in Arizona’s 10-8 Chase Field victory over San Francisco.

Diamondback slugger Mark Reynolds establishes a new single-season strikeout mark for the second year in a row when he misses a 1-2 breaking ball from Madison Bumgarner, his 205th K of the campaign. Prior to breaking his own dubious mark and extending it with another whiff in the sixth inning, the 26 year-old third baseman collected his 100th RBI of the season in Arizona’s 10-8 Chase Field victory over San Francisco.

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2008 – The Mets fall to one game up in the wild card race, losing 9 – 5 to the Cubs. Chicago clinches home field advantage for the playoffs. Pitcher Jason Marquis hits a grand slam and drives in 5 in the win. It is the second grand slam by a pitcher off New York hurlers this year, the first team since the 1977 Cubs to allow two such slams. Jon Niese takes his first major league loss.

2008 – The Mets fall to one game up in the wild card race, losing 9 – 5 to the Cubs. Chicago clinches home field advantage for the playoffs. Pitcher Jason Marquis hits a grand slam and drives in 5 in the win. It is the second grand slam by a pitcher off New York hurlers this year, the first team since the 1977 Cubs to allow two such slams. Jon Niese takes his first major league loss.

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On the day he is scheduled to return to the team after rehabilitating his right knee and left ankle at home, the Orioles inform Rafael Palmeiro not to report to the team. The first baseman/DH, who tested positive for steroids earlier in the season, continues to stir up more controversy as the 40 year-old veteran states the reason for failing the drug test due to a vitamin B-12 shot given by his teammate, Miguel Tejada.

On the day he is scheduled to return to the team after rehabilitating his right knee and left ankle at home, the Orioles inform Rafael Palmeiro not to report to the team. The first baseman/DH, who tested positive for steroids earlier in the season, continues to stir up more controversy as the 40 year-old veteran states the reason for failing the drug test due to a vitamin B-12 shot given by his teammate, Miguel Tejada.

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An American Society of Microbiology’s study of the number of people who wash their hands after using a public restroom reports 83 percent of patrons take advantage of the available soap and water. Of the 6,300 bathroom users monitored, Turner Field was found to have the worst hygiene where approximately a quarter of the patrons (37% male and 16% female) did not wash their hands after using the facilities during a Braves game.

An American Society of Microbiology’s study of the number of people who wash their hands after using a public restroom reports 83 percent of patrons take advantage of the available soap and water. Of the 6,300 bathroom users monitored, Turner Field was found to have the worst hygiene where approximately a quarter of the patrons (37% male and 16% female) did not wash their hands after using the facilities during a Braves game.

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An American Society of Microbiology’s study of the number of people who wash their hands after using a public restroom reports 83 percent of patrons take advantage of the available soap and water. Of the 6,300 bathroom users monitored, Turner Field was found to have the worst hygiene where approximately a quarter of the patrons (37% male and 16% female) did not wash their hands after using the facilities during a Braves game.

An American Society of Microbiology’s study of the number of people who wash their hands after using a public restroom reports 83 percent of patrons take advantage of the available soap and water. Of the 6,300 bathroom users monitored, Turner Field was found to have the worst hygiene where approximately a quarter of the patrons (37% male and 16% female) did not wash their hands after using the facilities during a Braves game.

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When he whiffs Albert Pujols in the 3-2 loss to the Cardinals, Ben Sheets breaks the Brewers’ single-season strikeout record. The 26 year-old Louisiana native surpasses Teddy Higuera’s mark of 240 established in 1987.

When he whiffs Albert Pujols in the 3-2 loss to the Cardinals, Ben Sheets breaks the Brewers’ single-season strikeout record. The 26 year-old Louisiana native surpasses Teddy Higuera’s mark of 240 established in 1987.

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When he whiffs Albert Pujols in the 3-2 loss to the Cardinals, Ben Sheets breaks the Brewers’ single-season strikeout record. The 26 year-old Louisiana native surpasses Teddy Higuera’s mark of 240 established in 1987.

When he whiffs Albert Pujols in the 3-2 loss to the Cardinals, Ben Sheets breaks the Brewers’ single-season strikeout record. The 26 year-old Louisiana native surpasses Teddy Higuera’s mark of 240 established in 1987.

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Alfonso Soriano hits his 13th leadoff home run of the season to establish a new major league mark. The Yankees second baseman shared the record with Brady Anderson, who led off with 12 round-trippers for the 1996 Orioles.

Alfonso Soriano hits his 13th leadoff home run of the season to establish a new major league mark. The Yankees second baseman shared the record with Brady Anderson, who led off with 12 round-trippers for the 1996 Orioles.

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  • Mickey Mantle turns 89 - Listen to him and his 500th homerun
    On October 20, 1931 -- Mickey Mantle, the 'Commerce Comet', is born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma. The newborn's dad, a lead miner known as Mutt, names his son after Mickey Cochrane, not realizing the major league catcher's real name is not Mickey but Gordon. The future Yankee outfielder is glad his father was not aware of […]
  • Miracle Mets Win it ALL - Full Game Broadcast
    Uninterrupted full game broadcast of the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles. Game 5 of the 1969 World Series.    Dave McNally shut out the Mets through five innings and helped himself with a two-run homer in the third inning. Frank Robinson homered in the inning as well, and the Orioles looked to be cruising with a […]
  • Bob Gibson wills the Cardinals to the 1964 World Championship
    October 15, 1964 - Bob Gibson pitches on 2 days rest against Mel Stottlemyre a rematch from Game 2. Stottlemyre is 1 of 2 players over 9 Post Starts that was able to beat Gibson.  Prior to the start of Game Seven of the 1964 World Series, Cardinals starter Bob Gibson grudgingly obliged the press by posing […]
  • Koufax faces the Twins on 2 Days Rest Game 7 1965 World Series
    October 14, 1965 - Game 7 1965 World Series. Sandy Koufax throws a 3 hit shutout on 2 days rest. After walking 2 in the 1st he tells catcher John Roseboro my arm is sore I can’t throw the curve. We’ll just blow them away..   Dodger manager Walt Alston was torn between starting Drysdale […]
  • Maz Walks it off - Game 7 1960 World Series Yankees vs Pirates Full Radio Broadcast October 13
    October 13, 1960 -- With the World Series between the Yankees and Pirates knotted at 3 games apiece, Game 7 at Pittsburgh's cavernous Forbes Field would provide one of the most dramatic home runs in World Series history. In the top of the 9th, with a 9-7 lead, the Pirates sent eighteen game winner Bob […]
  • After missing a sign Bob Robertson delivers a 3 run HR 1971 World Series
    On October 12, 1971 The Baltimore Orioles took the first games of the World Series out scoring the Pittsburgh Pirates 16-6. Game 3 shifted to Three Rivers Stadium and with Steve Blass available, The Pirates were up 2-1 in the Bottom of the 7th as Frank Robinson had just homered to make it a one run game for the […]
  • The Chairman of the Board Whitey Ford on Tops in Sports
    "If the World Series was on the line and I could pick one pitcher to pitch the game, I'd choose Whitey Ford every time." - Mickey Mantle Generally considered to be the greatest starting pitcher in the history of the New York Yankees, Whitey Ford was among the premier hurlers of his time. A fierce […]
  • Jackie Robinson's last hit - a walk off vs the New York Yankees
    On October 9, 1956 --In a 10-inning scoreless pitching duel with both starters going all the way, Jackie Robinson's walk-off single to left in the bottom of the 10th won the game for Clem Labine and kept the Dodgers' championship hopes alive. Tough-luck loser Bob Turley gave up a 10th-inning walk to Jim Gilliam, a […]
  • Game 6 1934 World Series - Paul Dean faces School Boy Rowe
    On October 8, 1934 At Navin Field the St Louis Cardinals Paul Dean won his second game of the series, Dean pitched a complete game 7 hitter, he will go 2-0 in his only World Series appearance. The Tiger's came into the game up 3 games to 2 and pitched ace Schoolboy Rowe who had […]
  • Lew Burdette faces off vs Whitey Ford Game 5 1957 World Series
    Whitey Ford and Lew Burdette, facing each other, Game 5 was expected to be a low-scoring affair. However, the game started out with the Yankees looking to score in the first inning. After a leadoff single by Hank Bauer and a sacrifice bunt by Tony Kubek, Gil McDougald hit a line drive that turned into […]
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