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    Sep 17, 2001 - Bud Smith follows up his no-hitter with a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The only run in 7 innings against the Cards' budding young ace is unearned. Jeromy Burnitz of the Brewers comes within one fielding chance of joining Harry "Silk Stocking" Schafer (1877)‚ Greasy Neale (1920)‚ Casey Stengel (1920)‚ Bill Nicholson (1945) and Bake McBride (1978) as the only N.L. right fielders to register 11 chances in a game. The major-league record is held by Tony Armas who handled 12 chances in an A.L. game in 1982.

    Aug 13, 1997 - The Red Sox trade C Mike Stanley and IF Randy Brown to the Yankees in exchange for P Tony Armas and a player to be named.

    Apr 8, 1985 - At Fenway‚ 46-year-old Phil Niekro starts for the Yankees‚ the 2nd oldest pitcher ever to start an Opener: only Jack Quinn‚ for Brooklyn in 1931‚ was older at age 47. Boston chases Niekro after 4 innings and behind the pitching of Oil Can Boyd coasts to a 9-2 win. Niekro walks 4 in the 3rd inning‚ including two with the bases loaded‚ to lose his 7th Opener in a row (6 with Atlanta)‚ the worst opening day record ever. Tony ArmasDwight Evans‚ and Jim Rice stroke homers for Boston.

    Nov 6, 1984 - Willie Hernandez wins the AL MVP Award‚ joining Rollie Fingers as the only relief pitchers to be named MVP and Cy Young Award winner in the same season. Kent Hrbek is 2nd with Dan Quisenberry third. Boston's Tony Armas is the 7th‚ despite winning the home run and RBI titles; the last player to lead in those categories and not win was Ted Williams.

    Aug 7, 1984 - Bill Buckner and Tony Armas each hit grand slams in the first two innings off Tigers ace Jack Morris to spark the Red Sox to a 12-7 victory in the first game. Detroit takes the 2nd game 7-5 in 11 innings‚ after scoring a run in the 9th to tie. Lance Parrish's two-run homer ends it and Aurelio Lopez goes 9-0.

    Apr 28, 1984 - At Comiskey‚ Boston wins on an error in the 9th‚ 8-7. Jose Cruz homers and drives in 4 runs for Chicago‚ while Jim Rice and Tony Armas homer for Boston. Armas's clout is a 500 foot blast into the CF bleachers.

    May 7, 1983 - Tony Armas hits a grand slam and Dwight Evans and Jim Rice hit back-to-back homers to power the Red Sox to an 8-0 win over Mariners. Mike Vrown throws the shutout.

    Dec 6, 1982 - The Red Sox trade 3B Carney Lansford‚ OF Garry Hancock‚ and minor leaguer Jerry King to Oakland for OF Tony Armas and C Jeff Newman. Lansford‚ who led the AL in hitting in '81‚ is expendable with the emergence of Wade Boggs at 3B.

    Jun 12, 1982 - A's RF Tony Armas sets a pair of ML records for the position with 11 putouts and 12 total chances in an 8-1 win over the Blue Jays. Harry "Silk Stocking" Schafer's record of 11 total chances had stood since 1877‚ and matched 4 times‚ most recently by Bake McBride‚ in 1978. Armas has a single and a triple‚ including the game winner for Rick Langford.

    Sep 20, 1980 - California's Tony Armas does it all hitting 2 doubles‚ 2 HRs to drive in 5 RBIs in a 6-4 win over Texas. Armas also has an intentional walk‚ and steals 3rd.

    Jun 3, 1980 - Oakland makes it close when Dave ReveringMitchell Page‚ and Tony Armas all homer in the 9th inning against Cleveland‚ but the Indians hold on for a 6-4 win.

    Mar 15, 1977 - The Pirates trade outfielders Tony Armas and Mitchell Page‚ and four pitchers‚ including Rick Langford‚ to the A's for 2B Phil Garner‚ IF Tommy Helms‚ and P Chris Batton.

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