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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 28, 1988: In his last start of the regular season, Orel Hershiser pitches 10 shutout innings to extend his consecutive-scoreless-inning streak to 59, breaking Dodger Don Drysdale's major-league record by one. San Diego's Andy Hawkins also pitches 10 shutout innings and the Padres eventually win 2–1 on Mark Parent's home run in the bottom of the 16th.
»April 19, 1996:
At Anaheim, California's Mark Langston picks up a complete game win, 4–3 over the Tigers. Detroit's Mark Parent and the Angels' Tim Wallach both homer, but neither is over the left field fence where actor Charlie Sheen has purchased 2,615 seats for himself and three friends. Sheen, an inveterate sports memorabilia collector, was hoping for a home run in his vicinity. "I didn't want to crawl over the paying public," said Sheen after shelling out $6,500 for the seats.
»September 15, 1996: Baltimore C Mark Parent homers in the 3rd inning of his team's 16-6 win over the Tigers. The homer gives the Orioles a new major league record of 241 for the season. The Birds have four other homers in the game, including Brady Anderson's 10th leadoff home run of the year, to total 243, three more than the 1961 Yankees.