Tag: September 29

1973 – Hank Aaron hammers his 713th career homer, one shy of Babe Ruth’s record. It’s a three-run shot off Jerry Reuss, part of a 7-0 Atlanta decision . The next day, Dave Roberts and Don Wilson hold Aaron to three singles and the season ends with a 5-3 Astros win in the last game of manager Leo Durocher’s career. 

1973 – Hank Aaron hammers his 713th career homer, one shy of Babe Ruth’s record. It’s a three-run shot off Jerry Reuss, part of a 7-0 Atlanta decision . The next day, Dave Roberts and Don Wilson hold Aaron to three singles and the season ends with a 5-3 Astros win in the last game of manager Leo Durocher’s career. 

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1963 – John Paciorek has a career day. An 18-year-old late-season call-up by the Colts, Paciorek goes 3-for-3, with four runs scored and three RBIs to pace a 13-4 spanking of the Mets. It turns out to be his only big league game, retiring with a 1.000 batting average. It’s also the last appearance for Jim Umbricht who gets the victory.

1963 – John Paciorek has a career day. An 18-year-old late-season call-up by the Colts, Paciorek goes 3-for-3, with four runs scored and three RBIs to pace a 13-4 spanking of the Mets. It turns out to be his only big league game, retiring with a 1.000 batting average. It’s also the last appearance for Jim Umbricht who gets the victory.

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2014 – Jose Altuve spanks a double and single in an 8-3 loss to the Mets to finish with 225 hits, smashing Craig Biggio’s club record. Altuve’s .341 batting average wins the American League title. Houston finishes 70-92, their best record since 2010 and their first without 100 losses in four years. 

2014 – Jose Altuve spanks a double and single in an 8-3 loss to the Mets to finish with 225 hits, smashing Craig Biggio’s club record. Altuve’s .341 batting average wins the American League title. Houston finishes 70-92, their best record since 2010 and their first without 100 losses in four years. 

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1999 – Daryle Ward blasts a two-run homer and Mike Hampton picks up his 21st win in a 4-1 triumph over Cincinnati. Billy Wagner turns a liner into a double play for the final outs. . It moves Houston back into a tie with the Reds for the division lead with three games to play. 

1999 – Daryle Ward blasts a two-run homer and Mike Hampton picks up his 21st win in a 4-1 triumph over Cincinnati. Billy Wagner turns a liner into a double play for the final outs. . It moves Houston back into a tie with the Reds for the division lead with three games to play. 

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1998 – Kevin Brown fans 16 Astros in eight innings as he outduels Randy Johnson in Game One of the N.L.D.S. Greg Vaughn’s solo homer puts the Padres up by two. Bill Spiers doubles off Trevor Hoffman in the ninth and scores on a Ken Caminiti error . but Carl Everett flies to center for the final out. Houston loses, 2-1. 

1998 – Kevin Brown fans 16 Astros in eight innings as he outduels Randy Johnson in Game One of the N.L.D.S. Greg Vaughn’s solo homer puts the Padres up by two. Bill Spiers doubles off Trevor Hoffman in the ninth and scores on a Ken Caminiti error . but Carl Everett flies to center for the final out. Houston loses, 2-1. 

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1996 – Tony Eusebio doubles home James Mouton with the season’s final run in a 5-4 ten-inning victory over the Marlins. Fans come to honor pitcher Nolan Ryan who sees the Astros retire his #34 jersey. 

1996 – Tony Eusebio doubles home James Mouton with the season’s final run in a 5-4 ten-inning victory over the Marlins. Fans come to honor pitcher Nolan Ryan who sees the Astros retire his #34 jersey. 

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Chris Marrero hits the 100,000th homer in Nippon Pro Baseball history, taking Kakeru Narita deep in a 4-0 win for the Orix Buffaloes over the Chiba Lotte Marines. Teammate Takahiro Okada hits #99,999; it would have been #100,000 had Marrero not failed to touch home on a would-be homer earlier this year.

Chris Marrero hits the 100,000th homer in Nippon Pro Baseball history, taking Kakeru Narita deep in a 4-0 win for the Orix Buffaloes over the Chiba Lotte Marines. Teammate Takahiro Okada hits #99,999; it would have been #100,000 had Marrero not failed to touch home on a would-be homer earlier this year.

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Draci Brno wins their 21st Extraliga title, beating the Arrows Ostrava 3 games to 1 in the Czech Series. All four games are decided in the final inning. Today, Draci Brno wins 6-5, with strong efforts from Pavel Budský (3 H, 2 R, RBI) and Adam Hajtmar (3 H, R). Tomáš Juněc is 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI in a losing cause.

Draci Brno wins their 21st Extraliga title, beating the Arrows Ostrava 3 games to 1 in the Czech Series. All four games are decided in the final inning. Today, Draci Brno wins 6-5, with strong efforts from Pavel Budský (3 H, 2 R, RBI) and Adam Hajtmar (3 H, R). Tomáš Juněc is 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI in a losing cause.

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With a two-run homer in the 2nd inning, Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon sets a new record for RBIs by a leadoff hitter with 101. The record was previously held by Darin Erstad, with 100. Blackmon adds another RBI later in the game as Colorado defeats the Dodgers, 9 – 1, to inch closer to confirming a postseason slot.

With a two-run homer in the 2nd inning, Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon sets a new record for RBIs by a leadoff hitter with 101. The record was previously held by Darin Erstad, with 100. Blackmon adds another RBI later in the game as Colorado defeats the Dodgers, 9 – 1, to inch closer to confirming a postseason slot.

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For the first time since the 2005 season, a major league game ends in a tie as rain stops the final scheduled contest of the year between the Cubs and Pirates in the 6th inning with the score at 1 – 1. The game will not be resumed as its result has no bearing on the postseason. The rules pertaining to ties were changed in 2007 making today’s situation the only one in which a tie game can now occur.

For the first time since the 2005 season, a major league game ends in a tie as rain stops the final scheduled contest of the year between the Cubs and Pirates in the 6th inning with the score at 1 – 1. The game will not be resumed as its result has no bearing on the postseason. The rules pertaining to ties were changed in 2007 making today’s situation the only one in which a tie game can now occur.

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The Cardinals defeat the Reds , 4 – 3, on a game-ending double by Yadier Molina in the 9th. However, replays clearly show that third base umpire Scott Barry blew the call as Molina’s hit bounced into the stands and should have been called an automatic double, preventing Matt Carpenter from scoring from first base. Reds manager Bryan Price takes too long to request a video review and home plate umpire Bill Miller lets the run stand; Price explains that the roar of the crowd and the noise from the celebratory fireworks made it impossible for him to hear the telephone in the dugout that instructed him to challenge the call. The game is a key one in the three-team race for the two wild card spots in the National League, but a reversal of the call is unlikely to be granted on appeal.

The Cardinals defeat the Reds , 4 – 3, on a game-ending double by Yadier Molina in the 9th. However, replays clearly show that third base umpire Scott Barry blew the call as Molina’s hit bounced into the stands and should have been called an automatic double, preventing Matt Carpenter from scoring from first base. Reds manager Bryan Price takes too long to request a video review and home plate umpire Bill Miller lets the run stand; Price explains that the roar of the crowd and the noise from the celebratory fireworks made it impossible for him to hear the telephone in the dugout that instructed him to challenge the call. The game is a key one in the three-team race for the two wild card spots in the National League, but a reversal of the call is unlikely to be granted on appeal.

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The Angels are also on a roll, as they win their 7th straight game, 8 – 1 over the Athletics, leapfrogging over Houston into the second wild card slot in the American League. Albert Pujols has three hits and Erick Aybar drives in two runs in support of Nick Tropeano’s pitching.

The Angels are also on a roll, as they win their 7th straight game, 8 – 1 over the Athletics, leapfrogging over Houston into the second wild card slot in the American League. Albert Pujols has three hits and Erick Aybar drives in two runs in support of Nick Tropeano’s pitching.

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The Dodgers clinch a third consecutive NL West title thanks to a superlative performance by Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw throws a one-hitter and strikes out 13 in an 8 – 0 win over the Giants. He finally defeats his personal nemesis, Madison Bumgarner, in the fourth meeting between the two aces this year.

The Dodgers clinch a third consecutive NL West title thanks to a superlative performance by Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw throws a one-hitter and strikes out 13 in an 8 – 0 win over the Giants. He finally defeats his personal nemesis, Madison Bumgarner, in the fourth meeting between the two aces this year.

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2014 – One day after the end of the regular season, the Twins, who finished in last place for the third time in the last four years, fire long-time manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons. For their part, the Astros announce the hiring of A.J. Hinch as their new skipper, after completing the season under interim manager Tom Lawless.

2014 – One day after the end of the regular season, the Twins, who finished in last place for the third time in the last four years, fire long-time manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons. For their part, the Astros announce the hiring of A.J. Hinch as their new skipper, after completing the season under interim manager Tom Lawless.

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The Tigers pitchers, with 13 combined K’s in the season finale, ending the season with 1,428, to establish the major league record for strikeouts by a team, surpassing a mark set by the 2003 Cubs. Detroit’s starting rotation features Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, and Anibal Sanchez, who all have each struck out 200+ batters this season.

The Tigers pitchers, with 13 combined K’s in the season finale, ending the season with 1,428, to establish the major league record for strikeouts by a team, surpassing a mark set by the 2003 Cubs. Detroit’s starting rotation features Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, and Anibal Sanchez, who all have each struck out 200+ batters this season.

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The Tigers pitchers, with 13 combined K’s in the season finale, ending the season with 1,428, to establish the major league record for strikeouts by a team, surpassing a mark set by the 2003 Cubs. Detroit’s starting rotation features Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, and Anibal Sanchez, who all have each struck out 200+ batters this season.

The Tigers pitchers, with 13 combined K’s in the season finale, ending the season with 1,428, to establish the major league record for strikeouts by a team, surpassing a mark set by the 2003 Cubs. Detroit’s starting rotation features Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, and Anibal Sanchez, who all have each struck out 200+ batters this season.

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On the last day of the regular season, Henderson Alvarez of the Marlins tosses a no-hitter against the Tigers, 1 – 0. The game is scoreless going into the bottom of the 9th, as Justin Verlander matches zeros with Alvarez, but Giancarlo Stanton scores a run on a wild pitch by Luke Putkonen to make the no-no official. It is only the 6th time in major league history a no-hitter has ended in walk-off fashion, and the first time it has happened in regulation innings since 1952.

On the last day of the regular season, Henderson Alvarez of the Marlins tosses a no-hitter against the Tigers, 1 – 0. The game is scoreless going into the bottom of the 9th, as Justin Verlander matches zeros with Alvarez, but Giancarlo Stanton scores a run on a wild pitch by Luke Putkonen to make the no-no official. It is only the 6th time in major league history a no-hitter has ended in walk-off fashion, and the first time it has happened in regulation innings since 1952.

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The Rangers and Rays both win on the last day of the season to force a one-game tiebreaker for the second AL wild-card spot. Texas, who won its last seven games, will host Tampa Bay in the 163rd game of the season, with the winner playing the Indians in a third consecutive do-or-die game.

The Rangers and Rays both win on the last day of the season to force a one-game tiebreaker for the second AL wild-card spot. Texas, who won its last seven games, will host Tampa Bay in the 163rd game of the season, with the winner playing the Indians in a third consecutive do-or-die game.

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The Indians defeat the Twins, 5 – 1, behind a strong combined pitching performance by Ubaldo Jimenez and Justin Masterson to clinch the first wild card spot in the American League. The Indians finished the season 15-2 to ensure this outcome and will host the 2013 American League Wild Card Game in two days. A one-game playoff will be needed to determine their opponent, however, as the Rays defeat the Blue Jays, 7 – 6, hanging on for a nail-biting win after scoring six runs and chasing starter Todd Redmond in the 1st; the Rangers then win their 7th straight, defeating the Angels, 6 – 2, to match the Rays’ 91-71 record, forcing an extra game to be held.

The Indians defeat the Twins, 5 – 1, behind a strong combined pitching performance by Ubaldo Jimenez and Justin Masterson to clinch the first wild card spot in the American League. The Indians finished the season 15-2 to ensure this outcome and will host the 2013 American League Wild Card Game in two days. A one-game playoff will be needed to determine their opponent, however, as the Rays defeat the Blue Jays, 7 – 6, hanging on for a nail-biting win after scoring six runs and chasing starter Todd Redmond in the 1st; the Rangers then win their 7th straight, defeating the Angels, 6 – 2, to match the Rays’ 91-71 record, forcing an extra game to be held.

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The Nationals, with a 6-4 win in St. Louis, establish a franchise record with their 96th victory of the season. In 1979, playing as the Expos, representing the city of Montreal, the team won 95 games, finishing the season two games behind Pittsburgh.

The Nationals, with a 6-4 win in St. Louis, establish a franchise record with their 96th victory of the season. In 1979, playing as the Expos, representing the city of Montreal, the team won 95 games, finishing the season two games behind Pittsburgh.

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Michael Morse hits a grand slam in the 1st inning of Washington’s game against St. Louis, but not after some confusion. His fly ball bounces off the right field back wall at Busch Stadium and back onto the field; Morse is tagged out returning to first base when the other runners stop, but a video review reverses the call. Morse then goes back to the batter’s box, takes a mock swing without a bat, and completes a turn around the bases. However, the Cards score three times in the 7th and once in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game, but a two-run double by Kurt Suzuki in the 10th gives the Nats a 6 – 4 win. Their magic number to clinch a division title is down to 1.

Michael Morse hits a grand slam in the 1st inning of Washington’s game against St. Louis, but not after some confusion. His fly ball bounces off the right field back wall at Busch Stadium and back onto the field; Morse is tagged out returning to first base when the other runners stop, but a video review reverses the call. Morse then goes back to the batter’s box, takes a mock swing without a bat, and completes a turn around the bases. However, the Cards score three times in the 7th and once in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game, but a two-run double by Kurt Suzuki in the 10th gives the Nats a 6 – 4 win. Their magic number to clinch a division title is down to 1.

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Rookie Manny Machado homers off Felix Doubront in the 7th inning to give Baltimore a 4 – 3 win over the Red Sox. With New York’s 3 – 2 loss to Toronto earlier today, the two teams are now tied for first place in the AL East. Toronto’s Ricky Romero gives up two 1st-inning runs, but the Jays come back to give Shawn Hill, who only a week ago was pitching for Team Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers in Germany, his first big league win in two years.

Rookie Manny Machado homers off Felix Doubront in the 7th inning to give Baltimore a 4 – 3 win over the Red Sox. With New York’s 3 – 2 loss to Toronto earlier today, the two teams are now tied for first place in the AL East. Toronto’s Ricky Romero gives up two 1st-inning runs, but the Jays come back to give Shawn Hill, who only a week ago was pitching for Team Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers in Germany, his first big league win in two years.

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At the Ballpark in Arlington, with the Seattle-Texas game tied 5-5 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Nelson Cruz strikes out, apparently sending the game into extra innings. The third strike turns out to be a wild pitch, and when the catcher makes an errant throw to first base trying to complete the putout, Mitch Moreland, the base runner already on first, scores the winning run, giving the Rangers a 6-5 victory on a walk-off strikeout.

At the Ballpark in Arlington, with the Seattle-Texas game tied 5-5 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Nelson Cruz strikes out, apparently sending the game into extra innings. The third strike turns out to be a wild pitch, and when the catcher makes an errant throw to first base trying to complete the putout, Mitch Moreland, the base runner already on first, scores the winning run, giving the Rangers a 6-5 victory on a walk-off strikeout.

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Adam Lind’s remarkable break-out season for the Blue Jays continues, as he slams three homers in an 8 – 7 win over Boston. His shots are three of Toronto’s six on the day as the Sox suffer their 5th straight loss. They still clinch the American League wild card when Texas loses, 5 – 2, to the Angels.

Adam Lind’s remarkable break-out season for the Blue Jays continues, as he slams three homers in an 8 – 7 win over Boston. His shots are three of Toronto’s six on the day as the Sox suffer their 5th straight loss. They still clinch the American League wild card when Texas loses, 5 – 2, to the Angels.

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Chris Iannetta hits a two-run homer off David Weathers in the 11th inning to give Colorado a 7 – 5 win over Milwaukee. The Rockies move one game further ahead of the Braves in the National League wild card race, after Atlanta loses 5 – 4 to Florida.

Chris Iannetta hits a two-run homer off David Weathers in the 11th inning to give Colorado a 7 – 5 win over Milwaukee. The Rockies move one game further ahead of the Braves in the National League wild card race, after Atlanta loses 5 – 4 to Florida.

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2008 – In Chicago, rookie Alexei Ramirez’s fourth grand slam of the year leads the White Sox to an 8 – 2 win over the Tigers in a make-up game, forcing a one-game playoff with the Minnesota Twins. Gavin Floyd picks up his 17th win of the season, while Armando Galarraga, making a rare relief appearance, is the loser for the Bengals.

2008 – In Chicago, rookie Alexei Ramirez’s fourth grand slam of the year leads the White Sox to an 8 – 2 win over the Tigers in a make-up game, forcing a one-game playoff with the Minnesota Twins. Gavin Floyd picks up his 17th win of the season, while Armando Galarraga, making a rare relief appearance, is the loser for the Bengals.

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During the sixth inning of a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto, Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon pulls Delmon Young out of the lineup for showing “blatant disrespect” for the game and the team by not running hard to first base. The 21 year-old outfielder responds with a profanity-laced tirade, claiming he was unfairly singled out and says he will not play in tomorrow’s season finale, making it the only game in the 162-game season he will miss.

During the sixth inning of a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto, Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon pulls Delmon Young out of the lineup for showing “blatant disrespect” for the game and the team by not running hard to first base. The 21 year-old outfielder responds with a profanity-laced tirade, claiming he was unfairly singled out and says he will not play in tomorrow’s season finale, making it the only game in the 162-game season he will miss.

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One out away from clinching a playoff berth, Padres closer Trevor Hoffman gives up a game-tying pinch-hit triple to Tony Gwynn Jr, the son of a former teammate who he used to baby sit. The Padres will lose the game as well as tomorrow’s season finale, resulting in a one-game playoff loss to Colorado that keeps the team out of the postseason.

One out away from clinching a playoff berth, Padres closer Trevor Hoffman gives up a game-tying pinch-hit triple to Tony Gwynn Jr, the son of a former teammate who he used to baby sit. The Padres will lose the game as well as tomorrow’s season finale, resulting in a one-game playoff loss to Colorado that keeps the team out of the postseason.

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During the sixth inning of a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto, Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon pulls Delmon Young out of the lineup for showing “blatant disrespect” for the game and the team by not running hard to first base. The 21 year-old outfielder responds with a profanity-laced tirade, claiming he was unfairly singled out and says he will not play in tomorrow’s season finale, making it the only game in the 162-game season he will miss.

During the sixth inning of a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto, Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon pulls Delmon Young out of the lineup for showing “blatant disrespect” for the game and the team by not running hard to first base. The 21 year-old outfielder responds with a profanity-laced tirade, claiming he was unfairly singled out and says he will not play in tomorrow’s season finale, making it the only game in the 162-game season he will miss.

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One out away from clinching a playoff berth, Padres closer Trevor Hoffman gives up a game-tying pinch-hit triple to Tony Gwynn Jr, the son of a former teammate who he used to baby sit. The Padres will lose the game as well as tomorrow’s season finale, resulting in a one-game playoff loss to Colorado that keeps the team out of the postseason.

One out away from clinching a playoff berth, Padres closer Trevor Hoffman gives up a game-tying pinch-hit triple to Tony Gwynn Jr, the son of a former teammate who he used to baby sit. The Padres will lose the game as well as tomorrow’s season finale, resulting in a one-game playoff loss to Colorado that keeps the team out of the postseason.

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Staving off what would have been one of the worst collapses in baseball history, the White Sox clinch their first American League Central title since 2000, beating the Tigers at Detroit’s Comerica Park, 4-2. The Pale Hose had watched their 15-game lead on August 1 shrink to only a game and a half over the rampaging Indians.

Staving off what would have been one of the worst collapses in baseball history, the White Sox clinch their first American League Central title since 2000, beating the Tigers at Detroit’s Comerica Park, 4-2. The Pale Hose had watched their 15-game lead on August 1 shrink to only a game and a half over the rampaging Indians.

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Jhonny Peralta sets a new club record for home runs hit by an Indian shortstop. The 24 year-old’s third-inning blast against the Devil Rays gives the Dominican his 24th round-tripper of the season, one more than Woodie Held hit in 1961.

Jhonny Peralta sets a new club record for home runs hit by an Indian shortstop. The 24 year-old’s third-inning blast against the Devil Rays gives the Dominican his 24th round-tripper of the season, one more than Woodie Held hit in 1961.

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Staving off what would have been one of the worst collapses in baseball history, the White Sox clinch their first American League Central title since 2000, beating the Tigers at Detroit’s Comerica Park, 4-2. The Pale Hose had watched their 15-game lead on August 1 shrink to only a game and a half over the rampaging Indians.

Staving off what would have been one of the worst collapses in baseball history, the White Sox clinch their first American League Central title since 2000, beating the Tigers at Detroit’s Comerica Park, 4-2. The Pale Hose had watched their 15-game lead on August 1 shrink to only a game and a half over the rampaging Indians.

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Jhonny Peralta sets a new club record for home runs hit by an Indian shortstop. The 24 year-old’s third-inning blast against the Devil Rays gives the Dominican his 24th round-tripper of the season, one more than Woodie Held hit in 1961.

Jhonny Peralta sets a new club record for home runs hit by an Indian shortstop. The 24 year-old’s third-inning blast against the Devil Rays gives the Dominican his 24th round-tripper of the season, one more than Woodie Held hit in 1961.

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Hours after MLB’s announcement of the franchise’s impending shift to Washington, D.C., the Expos played their final game in Montreal, a 9-1 loss to Florida before 31,395 enthusiastic fans at Olympic Stadium. As part of the ceremonies, the team commemorates their unfinished 1994 season by unfurling a banner that reads “1994 Meilleure quipe du Baseball/Best Team in Baseball,” a reference to the club’s 74-40 record before the work stoppage ended the season and the city’s hopes of playing in a World Series.

Hours after MLB’s announcement of the franchise’s impending shift to Washington, D.C., the Expos played their final game in Montreal, a 9-1 loss to Florida before 31,395 enthusiastic fans at Olympic Stadium. As part of the ceremonies, the team commemorates their unfinished 1994 season by unfurling a banner that reads “1994 Meilleure quipe du Baseball/Best Team in Baseball,” a reference to the club’s 74-40 record before the work stoppage ended the season and the city’s hopes of playing in a World Series.

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Major League Baseball announces Washington, D.C. will become the new home of the Montreal Expos in time for the 2005 season. The nation’s capital, which was chosen over finalists including Las Vegas and Northern Virginia, will have baseball for the first time in 33 years since the expansion Senators left in 1971 to become the Texas Rangers.

Major League Baseball announces Washington, D.C. will become the new home of the Montreal Expos in time for the 2005 season. The nation’s capital, which was chosen over finalists including Las Vegas and Northern Virginia, will have baseball for the first time in 33 years since the expansion Senators left in 1971 to become the Texas Rangers.

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Hours after MLB’s announcement of the franchise’s impending shift to Washington, D.C., the Expos played their final game in Montreal, a 9-1 loss to Florida before 31,395 enthusiastic fans at Olympic Stadium. As part of the ceremonies, the team commemorates their unfinished 1994 season by unfurling a banner that reads “1994 Meilleure quipe du Baseball/Best Team in Baseball,” a reference to the club’s 74-40 record before the work stoppage ended the season and the city’s hopes of playing in a World Series.

Hours after MLB’s announcement of the franchise’s impending shift to Washington, D.C., the Expos played their final game in Montreal, a 9-1 loss to Florida before 31,395 enthusiastic fans at Olympic Stadium. As part of the ceremonies, the team commemorates their unfinished 1994 season by unfurling a banner that reads “1994 Meilleure quipe du Baseball/Best Team in Baseball,” a reference to the club’s 74-40 record before the work stoppage ended the season and the city’s hopes of playing in a World Series.

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2004 – Major League Baseball officially announces that the Montreal Expos franchise will move to Washington, DC in 2005. Hours after this, the Expos play their final game in Montreal, a 9 – 1 loss to the Florida Marlins before a crowd of 31,395 at Olympic Stadium.

2004 – Major League Baseball officially announces that the Montreal Expos franchise will move to Washington, DC in 2005. Hours after this, the Expos play their final game in Montreal, a 9 – 1 loss to the Florida Marlins before a crowd of 31,395 at Olympic Stadium.

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With the Braves beating the Mets 6-3, Bobby Cox becomes the ninth manager in baseball history to win 2,000 games. All of the other skippers who have reached this milestone are enshrined in the Hall of Fame, with the exception of Tony La Russa, who is still actively managing the Cardinals.

With the Braves beating the Mets 6-3, Bobby Cox becomes the ninth manager in baseball history to win 2,000 games. All of the other skippers who have reached this milestone are enshrined in the Hall of Fame, with the exception of Tony La Russa, who is still actively managing the Cardinals.

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Major League Baseball announces Washington, D.C. will become the new home of the Montreal Expos in time for the 2005 season. The nation’s capital, which was chosen over finalists including Las Vegas and Northern Virginia, will have baseball for the first time in 33 years since the expansion Senators left in 1971 to become the Texas Rangers.

Major League Baseball announces Washington, D.C. will become the new home of the Montreal Expos in time for the 2005 season. The nation’s capital, which was chosen over finalists including Las Vegas and Northern Virginia, will have baseball for the first time in 33 years since the expansion Senators left in 1971 to become the Texas Rangers.

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Jason Giambi homers in his first two trips to the plate in the Yankees’ 6-0 win over Tampa Bay at the Stadium. The pair of round-trippers gives the slugging outfielder a total of 40 for the season, and when added with Jeremy’s total of 20 home runs, hit with Oakland and Philadelphia, the Giambi brothers set the record for homers by siblings in the same season, topping the 59 hit by Joe (46) and Vince DiMaggio (13) in 1937.

Jason Giambi homers in his first two trips to the plate in the Yankees’ 6-0 win over Tampa Bay at the Stadium. The pair of round-trippers gives the slugging outfielder a total of 40 for the season, and when added with Jeremy’s total of 20 home runs, hit with Oakland and Philadelphia, the Giambi brothers set the record for homers by siblings in the same season, topping the 59 hit by Joe (46) and Vince DiMaggio (13) in 1937.

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On the last day of the season, the Braves use 24 players, with the Mets using 21 to tie the major league record for the most players employed in a nine-inning game. The Expos and the Cubs also combined to use 45 players on September 5, 1978.

On the last day of the season, the Braves use 24 players, with the Mets using 21 to tie the major league record for the most players employed in a nine-inning game. The Expos and the Cubs also combined to use 45 players on September 5, 1978.

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Barry Bonds sets a new season mark for on-base percentage with a .582 OBP. The 38 year-old Giant left fielder, who became the oldest first-time winner of a batting title, hitting .370, easily surpassed the 1941 mark established by Ted Williams with a .553 OBP.

Barry Bonds sets a new season mark for on-base percentage with a .582 OBP. The 38 year-old Giant left fielder, who became the oldest first-time winner of a batting title, hitting .370, easily surpassed the 1941 mark established by Ted Williams with a .553 OBP.

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Jason Giambi homers in his first two trips to the plate in the Yankees’ 6-0 win over Tampa Bay at the Stadium. The pair of round-trippers gives the slugging outfielder a total of 40 for the season, and when added with Jeremy’s total of 20 home runs, hit with Oakland and Philadelphia, the Giambi brothers set the record for homers by siblings in the same season, topping the 59 hit by Joe (46) and Vince DiMaggio (13) in 1937.

Jason Giambi homers in his first two trips to the plate in the Yankees’ 6-0 win over Tampa Bay at the Stadium. The pair of round-trippers gives the slugging outfielder a total of 40 for the season, and when added with Jeremy’s total of 20 home runs, hit with Oakland and Philadelphia, the Giambi brothers set the record for homers by siblings in the same season, topping the 59 hit by Joe (46) and Vince DiMaggio (13) in 1937.

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Astros’ starter Dave Mlicki gives up homers on three consecutive pitches to Fred McGriff, Rondell White, and Todd Hundley. The back-to-back-to-back homers, which come in the first inning with two outs, enable the Cubs to beat Houston at Wrigley Field, 6-2.

Astros’ starter Dave Mlicki gives up homers on three consecutive pitches to Fred McGriff, Rondell White, and Todd Hundley. The back-to-back-to-back homers, which come in the first inning with two outs, enable the Cubs to beat Houston at Wrigley Field, 6-2.

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Mariners’ outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 234th hit of the season, breaking ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson’s 1911 rookie record for the most hits in a season. The historic hit also ties the 1985 major league mark for singles in a season, established by Wade Boggs with 187, playing with the Red Sox.

Mariners’ outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 234th hit of the season, breaking ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson’s 1911 rookie record for the most hits in a season. The historic hit also ties the 1985 major league mark for singles in a season, established by Wade Boggs with 187, playing with the Red Sox.

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Mariners’ outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 234th hit of the season, breaking ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson’s 1911 rookie record for the most hits in a season. The historic hit also ties the 1985 major league mark for singles in a season, established by Wade Boggs with 187, playing with the Red Sox.

Mariners’ outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 234th hit of the season, breaking ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson’s 1911 rookie record for the most hits in a season. The historic hit also ties the 1985 major league mark for singles in a season, established by Wade Boggs with 187, playing with the Red Sox.

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