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    Sep 14, 1977 - In an 8-5 Milwaukee win‚ veteran Ken McMullen hits a pinch homer for the Brewers in the 8th inning against Seattle's Tom House. The homer‚ McMullen's 156th‚ comes on his last ML at bat. He'll be released in December and retire.

    Apr 8, 1974 - In the 4th inning‚ of the Braves home opener 7-4 win against the Dodgers‚ Henry Aaron parks an Al Downing pitch in the left-centerfield stands for career home run number 715‚ breaking Ruth's once thought to be unapproachable record. Looking on is Braves manager Eddie Mathews, who homered in the same game as Aaron 75 times, a major league record for duos. After Downing walks the next 2 batters‚ Mike Marshall makes his first appearance as a Dodger‚ and the first of a record 106 appearances this year. The Dodgers are wearing black arm-bands this game (and for the next few) in memory of Ken McMullen's wife‚ who died just before the season started.

    Nov 28, 1972 - The Dodgers trade OF Frank Robinson‚ P Bill Singer‚ and 3 others to the Angels for P Andy Messersmith and 3B Ken McMullen.

    Nov 28, 1971 - In a blockbuster interstate trade good for both teams‚ the Dodgers send Frank RobinsonBill SingerMike Strahler‚ Bobby Valentine and Billy Grabarkewitz to the Angels in exchange for Andy Messersmith‚ and Ken McMullen‚ who returns to the team that signed him. The 37-year-old Robinson will play 147 games‚ hitting 30 homers and driving in 97 runs in '73‚ and Singer will combine with Nolan Ryan in 1973 to strike out 674 batters‚ a 20th Century ML record for 2 teammates. Messersmith will win 39 games in the next 2 seasons for the Dodgers and finish 2nd in the Cy Young voting in 1974.

    Sep 13, 1969 - Detroit is eliminated when they lose to the Senators‚ 11-6. The Nats score 5 in the 5th‚ 3 coming home on a Ken McMullen homer‚ one of his 4 hits in the game. Detroit rallies in the 6th on Willie Horton's 3rd grand slam of the year‚ but McMullen knocks home another 2 runs to give Darryl Knowles (7-3) the win over Bob Timmerman.

    Aug 9, 1967 - Minnesota's 20-inning 9-7 loss to the Senators is the longest game in Twins history. Ken McMullen's 20th-inning HR wins it for Washington.

    Jul 2, 1966 - Frank HowardDon Lock‚ and Ken McMullen hit consecutive HRs with 2 outs in the 6th inning‚ and Mike McCormick pitches a complete game‚ as Washington defeats a winless Whitey Ford and the Yankees‚ 10-4. Mike McCormick is the winner for Washington‚ giving up 5 hits including a Mantle homer‚ his 14th‚ in the 9th.

    Aug 15, 1965 - Washington 3B Ken McMullen ties an AL record by starting 4 DPs in a 4-2 win‚ as the Senators complete a 3-game sweep of Baltimore.

    Dec 4, 1964 - The Dodgers trade OF Frank Howard‚ P Phil Ortega‚ P Pete Richert‚ and 3B Ken McMullen to the Senators for P Claude Osteen‚ INF John Kennedy‚ and cash.

    May 23, 1951 - Mel Parnell gives up 4 hits in shutting out the Browns‚ while stroking 4 hits himself. Ted Williams walks 5 times in the 12-0 win. Vern Stephens sets an assist record for third baseman‚ with an assist from SS Johnny Pesky. On the last out of the game‚ a grounder to Pesky‚ he flips to Stephens‚ who fires to 1B to set the record at 10 assists. Malzone will equal the record in 1957 and Ken McMullen will top it‚ in 1966.

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