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    July 29


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    2006

    At Yankee Stadium, the Devil Rays pound the Yankees, 19-6. Tomas Perez ties a ML record with 4 doubles as he goes 5-for-5. The Devil Rays will win just 2 more road games this year.

    In a game marked by 37 hits, the White Sox defeat the Orioles by score of 13-11. Jim Thome scores 4 runs, and A.J. Pierzynski goes 5-for-5, including a HR, for Chicago. Nick Markakis and Miguel Tejada each have 4 hits for the Os.

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    2004

    Al Leiter gets good run support and tosses 6 innings as the Mets beat Montreal‚ 10-1. Eric Valet hits for the cycle‚ Mike Cameron bangs 2 homers and Richard Hidalo hits one.

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    2003

    The Red Sox down the Rangers‚ 14-7‚ as Bill Mueller becomes the 1st player in history to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in the same game. Mueller hits one from the right side in the 7th inning and from the left side an inning later. He also hits a solo HR in the 3rd to give him 3 HRs and 9 RBIs on the day.

    The Braves beat the Astros‚ 6-3‚ behind the hot hitting of Marcus Giles. Giles goes 5-for-5 to give him 9 consecutive hits‚ just one off the NL record.

    The Diamondbacks get OF Raul Mondesi from the Yankees for OF David Dellucci‚ P Bret Prinz‚ and C Jon-Mark Sprowl.

    The White Sox obtain pitchers Scott Schoeneweis and Doug Nickle from the Angels for pitchers Gary GloverScott Dunn‚ and Tim Bittner.

    The Reds send P Scott Williamson to the Red Sox for minor league P Phil Dumatrait‚ a player to be named‚ and cash in excess of $1 million‚ which is more than the amount allowable. The Yankees protest to Selig in vain.

    The Mariners get vet SS Rey Sanchez from the Mets for minor league OF Kenny Kelly.

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    2002

    The Phillies send soon-to-be free agent All-Star 3B Scott Rolen to the Cardinals in exchange for 3B Placido Polanco‚ and pitchers Bud Smith and Mike Timlin. Rolen will re-up with the Cards.

    The White Sox trade C Sandy Alomar Jr. to the Rockies. In return‚ Chicago gets P Enemencio Pacheco.

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    2000

    The Pirates defeat the Padres‚ 10-2‚ as OF Brian Giles goes 5-for-5 with a pair of doubles.

    The White Sox obtain C Charles Johnson and DH Harold Baines from the Orioles in exchange for C Brook Fordyce and minor league Ps Miguel Felix‚ Juan Figueroa‚ and Jason Lakman.

    The Cardinals obtain P Mike Timlin from the Orioles for 1B Chris Richard and P Mark Nussbeck.

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    1999

    Thirteen NL umpires lose their jobs as the resignations they tendered on July 14 are accepted.

    The Athletics obtain P Omar Olivares and IF Randy Velarde from the Angels in exchange for P Elvin Nina and outfielders Jeff DaVanon and Nathan Haynes.

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    1998

    After 16 straight starts without a win‚ Devil Rays' pitcher Tony Saunders gives up just 5 hits in 6 2/3 inning in a 6-0 win over Oakland. He'll end the year at 6-15.

    The White Sox swap P Matt Karchner to the Cubs for P Jon Gardner‚ the Cubs 1st round pick (10th) in 1997.

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    1997

    The Rangers ship Ken Hill‚ 16-10 last year‚ to the Angels for C Jim Leyritz and a player to be named. Hill struggled to a 5-8 record this season. Leyritz is insurance in case the Rangers can't sign Ivan Rodriguez‚ but they will ink Pudge in 2 days to a 5-year deal worth $42 million.

    The Blue Jays pick up veteran Mariano Duncan from the Yankees for cash and a minor leaguer.

    The Orioles purchase veteran Harold Baines from the White Sox. Baines is hitting .305 for Chicago.

    The Mariners and Randy Johnson knuckle under to Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox‚ 4-0. Mo Vaughn's 2-run homer is the big blow for Boston. July 29‚ 1997: Jay Buhner leaps and falls over the 5-foot wall in right field at Fenway Park snagging a ball hit by Scott Hatteberg. He lands in the Red Sox bullpen. "It was the kind of play outfielders always dream about‚" Buhner said.

    Pedro Martinez strikes out 13 Rockies‚ including Andres Galarraga 4 times‚ in Montreal's‚ 3-0 win. Martinez gives up just 3 hits in going all the way.

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    1996

    Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda announces his retirement. Lasorda‚ who underwent an angioplasty earlier this year after suffering a heart attack‚ will become a team vice president. Bill Russell is named manager.

    In the Reds 2-1 loss to the Astros‚ Reds IF Chris Sabo shatters his bat in the 2nd inning strewing pieces of cork over the field. He'll be suspended for 7 games for using a corked bat.

    The Indians trade 2B Carlos Baerga and IF Alvaro Espinoza to the Mets in exchange for 3B Jeff Kent and SS Jose Vizcaino. Baerga‚ a former All-Star‚ is last in hitting and fielding among AL second basemen.

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    1995

    At Kauffman Stadium‚ the Royals top the Tigers 5-4 on Jon Nunnally's HR in the 16th inning‚ KC's first extra-base hit in the game following 21 singles‚ including 5 by OF Vince Coleman. The AL record is 26 set by the Brewers in 1992. Nine players hit in the 9th slot‚ including winning P Hipolito Pichardo‚ who bats twice‚ and pitches 5 hitless innings. He is the 1st Royals' pitcher to go to the plate since Mark Littell in 1977‚ though IF David Howard‚ who tossed 2 innings in '94‚ batted while pitching. Four relievers hold the Tigers hitless over the last 9.2 innings.

    Toronto defeats Oakland in an 18-11 slugfest at the SkyDome. A's P John Briscoe allows 2 runs in the 6th inning without letting a ball leave the infield. He allows an IF hit‚ a walk‚ a hit batsman‚ another walk‚ and another hit batsman.

    Star P Osvaldo Fernandez of the Cuban national team defects as his team plays Team USA in Millington‚ Tennessee.

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    1993

    Reds P Tom Browning is arrested for possession of marijuana.

    The Phils complete a three-game sweep of the Cardinals‚ beating them 6-4‚ and now lead the NL East by 7 games.

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    1991

    During a game at Yankee Stadium‚ Oakland OF Jose Canseco is bombarded with assorted objects by unruly fans. Included among the objects are an inflatable doll‚ a transistor radio‚ and a head of cabbage. Oakland escapes with a 10-8 victory‚ and Canseco strokes a double in 4 at bats.

    The Mariners hit 4 consecutive doubles in an inning of their 11-4 victory over the Orioles‚ falling one shy of the major league record.

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    1990

    At Detroit‚ the Red Sox bang out 12 doubles‚ setting an AL record‚ in a 13-3 win over the Tigers. Boggs has 3‚ while Naehring‚ Jody Reed‚ and Burks each have 2. Harris wins easily. The previous AL record was 11‚ set on July 14‚ 1934 by Detroit against New York. The 12 two-baggers will be tied in 1996 by Cleveland.

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    1989

    The White Sox trade their all-time home run leader‚ Harold Baines‚ and IF Fred Manrique to the Rangers for IF Scott Fletcher‚ OF Sammy Sosa‚ and P Wilson Alvarez.

    Oakland's formidable Rickey Henderson has no official at bats‚ but scores 4 times on 4 walks and garners 5 stolen bases. It's all for naught as the Mariners swamp Oakland‚ 14-6. Randy Johnson is the winner.

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    1988

    Not bad. Baltimore trades veteran pitcher Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for minor leaguers Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling.

    In the Cubs' 8-3 win over the Kevin Gross and the host Phillies‚ Rick Sutcliffe swipes home‚ the first pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home. It comes on the front end of a double steal with Mitch Webster when the pitcher fakes a throw to 3B and throws to first‚ where Jordan makes an error. Sutcliffe is the first Cubs pitcher to steal home since Hippo Vaughn in 1919.

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    1987

    The Royals trade SS Buddy Biancalana to the Astros for pitching prospect Mel Stottlemyre‚ Jr.

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    1984

    The first two Phillies batters-Juan Samuel and Von Hayes-greet Montreal's Bill Gullickson with home runs. Hayes adds another homer and the Phils win on a 2-run pinch homer by John Matuszek in the 9th‚ 6-4.

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    1979

    Oakland's Mike Morgan wins his first ML game‚ beating Seattle‚ 2-1‚ on 3 hits. Morgan's record is now 1-9. Bannister is the hard-luck loser‚ allowing 4 hits and no earned runs.

    Rick Manning hits a grand slam in the Indians 7-run 2nd inning‚ as they beat the White Sox‚ 9-6. It is the Tribe's 7th straight win. Rick Wise takes the victory‚ with Paul Reuschel notching the save.

    Dave Garcia, interim manager of the Cleveland Indians, runs his record to 7-0 with the help of Rick Manning's grand slam. The Tribe beat the Chicago White Sox, 9-6.

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    1978

    At Yankee Stadium, the Yankees pummel the Twins, 7-3 before 46,711 fans on hand for Oldtimers Day. Announcer Bob Sheppard tells the crowd that Bob Lemon will be the manager through 1979, then become GM."...and," Sheppard intones, "the manager in 1980 and hopefully for many seasons to come after that will be number one. . . Billy Martin." As it happens, it won't take that long. Martin will again take the helm of the Yankees during the 1979 season only to get fired again.

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    1977

    Phil Niekro picks up his 10th win of the year‚ beating the Pirates 5-3 for the Braves. But he has to strike out 4 Bucs in the 6th inning to do it. He strikes out Dave Parker and Bill Robinson‚ but after Al Oliver doubles‚ Rennie Stennett whiffs and reaches 1st when the ball eludes the catcher. Omar Moreno then makes the 4th K in the inning.

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    1975

    Milwaukee's first two hitters-Don Money and Darrell Porter-crack homers off Red Sox pitcher Diego Segui. That's enough for Jim Colborn‚ who wins‚ 4-0.

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    1974

    Detroit hits 4 HRs in the first inning in an 8-2 win over the Indians. Al KalineBill Freehan‚ and Mickey Stanley hit consecutive HRs off Fritz Peterson‚ and Ed Brinkman adds another‚ though not consecutive‚ off Steve Kline.

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    1973

    Wilbur Wood wins his 20th game of the season as the White Sox beat the Twins 8-6.

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    1972

    The Padres take 17 innings but finally edge the Reds‚ 4-3‚ at Riverfront Stadium.

    Brooks Robinson hits a 2-out HR in the 11th to give Baltimore a 4-3 win over the Indians. Duffy hit his 1st ML HR for the Tribe and John Lowenstein hit a HR in the 9th to briefly give the Indians the lead.

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    1970

    The Cubs purchase 1B/OF Joe Pepitone from the Astros. Pepitone will drive in 31 runs in his first 31 games for his new team.

    Hank Aaron cracks 2 HRs and drives in 5 runs to lead the Braves to an 9-7 come-from-behind win over the visiting Cards. Hal King also homers to match 3 round trippers by St. Louis.

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    1969

    Yankee reliever Jack Aker's string of 33 scoreless innings comes to an end as the A's rally for 3 runs to top the Yankees‚ 6-5. Vida Blue‚ the A's starter‚ receives credit for his first ML victory.

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    1968

    The Reds George Culver overcomes an upset stomach and an ingrown toenail to pitch a no-hitter against the Phillies‚ winning 6-1. A 2-base error‚ ground out and sac fly give the Phils a run in the 2nd.

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    1967

    At Fenway‚ the Twins and Red Sox split a doubleheader. Boston wins the opener‚ 6-3‚ with the decision going to John Wyatt. In the nitecap. Boomer Scott thrills the crowd with an inside-the-park homer‚ but Oliva‚ Killebrew‚ Allison (2)‚ and Uhlaender all hit HRs for the Twins. Jim Perry wins‚ 10-3.

    The Indians trade Rocky Colavito again‚ this time to the White Sox for OF Jim King and a player to be named.

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    1966

    The Yankees edge the White Sox‚ 2-1‚ on Mantle's 14th homer in 24 games. Mick moves ahead of Gehrig into 6th place on the homer list with the blast.

    At Cincinnati‚ Jim Maloney strikes out 13 in the Reds 4-3 win over Houston.

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    1963

    Chicago's Joel Horlen flirts with a no-hitter against the Senators‚ going 8 /13 innings before giving up a bouncing single up the middle to Chuck Hinton. One out later‚ Don Lock keys a 2-1 Washington win with a home run.

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    1962

    Gene Conley contacts manager Mike Higgins by telegram‚ stating that he is "mostly tired‚" and has "other plans." He will return the next day to the Red Sox and will be fined $2‚000.

    Don Drysdale pushes his record to 19-4 as he completes a three-game Dodger sweep over the Giants‚ winning 111. Howard has a HR and 3 singles to drive home 5 runs. Willie Mays accounts for the only Giants run with a HR. Los Angeles now leads the Giants by 4 games.

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    1961

    Duke Snider's pinch HR and Ron Fairly's RBI hit give Los Angeles a 5-4 win at Pittsburgh. The Dodgers take over first place from the Reds.

    The Giants Orlando Cepeda hits a 1st inning grand slam to give the Giants a 4-3 win over the Phils. The Phillies will lose 23 straight before another victory.

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    1958

    Ted Williams hits his 17th career grand slam‚ tying him for 2nd place with Babe Ruth‚ and behind Lou Gehrig‚ who had 23. Williams also added a 3-run HR‚ as Boston beats Detroit 11-8.

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    1956

    Herb Score and Hank Aguirre of the Indians sweep Baltimore 3-0 and 4-0.

    Larry Doby drives in 8 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the White Sox over Boston‚ 11-2 and 6-3. Billy Pierce wins his ML-high 16th in the lidlifter‚ when Doby drives in 5 runs with a pair of homers. Walt Dropo also drives in 5 runs. Reliever Paul LaPalme wins the nitecap.

    The Dodgers purchase OF Dale Mitchell from the Indians.

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    1955

    Redlegs C Smoky Burgess connects for 3 HRs-one a grand slam-and collects 9 RBIs in a 16-5 pounding of the Pirates. Teammate Bob Thurman also hits a grand slam.

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    1953

    At Fenway‚ the White Sox spoil Ted Williams homecoming from the Marines by scoring 8 runs in the 9th to beat Boston‚ 8-3. Williams watches the game from the bench.

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    1952

    In Chicago‚ the first place Yankees‚ having lost 6 of their last 7 games‚ look like they'll lose another as the White Sox build a 7-0 lead through 6 innings behind Billy Pierce. New York scores 3 in the 7th to cut the lead‚ then score 3 in the 9th off Harry Dorish. Dorish loads the bases for Mantle‚ who goes downtown with his 2nd grand slam in three days. Reynolds then shuts out the Sox to give New York a 10-6 win.

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    1951

    Before a Stadium crowd of 70‚972‚ the Yankees sweep the White Sox‚ 8-3 and 2-0. DiMaggio powers two homers off Lew Kretlow in the opener‚ and ex-Sox Bob Kuzava outduels Saul Rogovin to win the nitecap. With yesterday's game rained out‚ the Sox are now 6 1?2 out of first place.

    In game 1 at Cincinnati‚ Willie Mays steals the first of 338 bases. Then P Willie Ramsdell picks him off 2B. But the Giants win‚ 3-1‚ behind Sal Maglie. New York takes the nitecap as well‚ 6-4‚ as Irvin (2) and Mays both swipe bases.

    Against the visiting Phillies‚ Cubs player-manager Phil Cavarretta earns his money by driving home 3 runs in a first game win‚ 5-4‚ snapping the Cubs 10-game home losing streak. His triple in the 6th off Robin Roberts ends the Cubs' scoreless inning skein of 31 innings‚ and the consecutive scoreless innings by Phils pitchers at 41. Cavarretta takes the bench in game 2 but inserts himself as a pinch hitter in the 7th when Roberts relieves‚ and hits a pinch grand slam home run as the Cubs sweep‚ winning the nitecap‚ 8-6. The nitecap loss goes to Bubba Church‚ who put 2 runners on before giving way to Roberts. It is Church's 1st and only career loss to Chicago after 8 straight wins.

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    1948

    In Boston‚ Big Bill Voiselle pitches the first-place Braves to a 2-1 win over the Pirates‚ and collects his 5th hit of the year. Voiselle raises his average to .097 average‚ a point higher than his uniform number. Voiselle has the highest uniform number ever in the majors in honor of his North Carolina home town of Ninety Six.

    The Giants win their 3rd straight shutout‚ stopping the Reds‚ 5-0‚ behind Dave Koslo. Jansen and Hartung threw the other two shutouts. Walker Cooper's grand slam‚ off Ken Raffensberger‚ is the big blow.

    The Red Sox rout the Tigers‚ 8-1‚ behind Jack Kramer's 10th straight win. Billy Goodman's grand slam‚ along with homers by Kramer and Bobby Doerr‚ pace the attack. The victory extends the Red Sox AL-lead to a half-game over the idle A's.

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    1946

    After failing as a pinch hitter in the opening 2-1 loss to Walt Masterson‚ Cleveland pitcher Bob Lemon hits his first home run‚ off Washington's Early Wynn‚ a future teammate in an 8-4 nitecap loss. Lemon will hit another 36 to finish one behind former Indian Wes Ferrell on the homer list for pitchers.

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    1945

    Needing 2 hits to reach 2‚000‚ Boston's Bob Johnson collects 4 to lead the Red Sox to an 8-4 win over the Senators.

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    1943

    The White Sox make a fine acquisition signing up Tony Cuccinello‚ recently released by the Braves. Cooch will just miss winning the batting title in 1945‚ then return as a Sox coach in 1957.

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    1942

    Van Lingle Mungo makes his debut in a Giants uniform‚ but gets poor support and loses to the Cubs‚ 4-2. Mungo gives up 7 hits in 7 innings in losing to Hi Bithorn. Mungo leaves after giving up Bill Nicholson's 10th homer. Dick Bartell and Babe Young homer in the nitecap‚ a 3-1 win for Dick Lohrman.

    Outhit by the Cards 9 to 6‚ the Dodgers win 4-3 behind Whit Wyatt at Ebbets Field. Mort Cooper is the loser‚ dropping the Cards eight games behind the Dodgers The game ends at 9:14‚ the first major league contest to be stopped because of the Army's dim-out rule. There is one out in the home half of the 7th when the game is stopped.

    Vern Stephens has 5 hits‚ including a HR and 2 doubles‚ but it is not enough as the Browns lose 11-10 to the Senators. The Nats collect 20 hits off 6 Brownie pitchers.

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    1940

    The Pirates use 21 players and rally for 6 runs in the 9th‚ but still lose to Brooklyn‚ 7-6.

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    1936

    The football Dodgers? The Dodgers smother the Cardinals‚ 22-7‚ in the first game of a twinbill‚ then lose 5-4.

    Athletics owner Connie Mack says the team is considering a proposal to do spring training in Mexico City next year instead of Ft. Myers‚ FL. They will go back to Florida.

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    1934

    Flint Rhem comes within a lazily fielded bunted ball to 3B of pitching a no-hitter for Boston against the Dodgers. He wins 1-0.

    Rowe wins his 2nd game in two days over the White Sox‚ tossing 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief and cracking a game-winning home run. The Tigers outlast the Sox‚ 16-15.

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    1933

    With new manager Rogers Hornsby at the helm for his first game‚ the Browns edge the host White Sox 3-2‚ scoring two unearned runs on errors by Luke Appling and Al Simmons in the 8th.

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    1931

    Cleveland's Wes Ferrell shuts out Washington 6-0‚ scattering 10 hits‚ as the Senators leave a record tying 15 runners on base. It's only been done once before‚ on May 22‚ 1913‚ but it will eventually be matched and‚ in 1994‚ finally topped.

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    1930

    Despite a Hack Wilson HR‚ Eppa Rixey pitches the visiting Reds to a 4-3 win over the Cubs. Sheriff Blake takes the loss. The hot-hitting Hack will add homers on August 1st‚ 2nd‚ and 5th.

    Cleveland hands the Tigers a four-run lead‚ then roars back to win 14-7. Four walks plus three hits off Guy Cantrell gives the Indians 7 runs in the 2nd inning. In the inning‚ Earl Averill hits his 10th homer and a double. Reliever Milt Shoffner pitches 7 1/3 innings for the win.

    Ruth contributes a pair of singles and a walk‚ but Gehrig supplies the big blows in New York's 12-3 win over the host A's. After Ruth opens the 4th with a single‚ Gehrig hits his 30th homer into left-center field. In the 5th‚ Babe walks and Gehrig triples to center; a Ruth single in the 7th is followed by a Gehrig smash over the RF wall. Lou adds a double in the 2nd and his 6 RBIs make it easy for Henry Johnson to pick up the win. Gehrig's hitting moves him into the AL lead at .390‚ as Al Simmons (.386) is hitless.

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    1929

    The lively ball is threatening the popularity of the National pastime in the opinion of the majority of major and minor league baseball managers and officials polled by the United News (as noted in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette). Ten major league managers favor a return to the dead ball‚ four like the present ball‚ one doesn't care what kind of ball is used‚ and another failed to express an opinion. John P. McGraw and Wilbert Robinson are the leaders of the group who would return to the dead ball. Miller Huggins steadfastly sticks by the lively ball‚ but admits it might aid the game to help the pitcher. "We've got to play this game the ways the fans want it played‚" Huggins said. "They build the stadiums and they pay the Ruths and Gehrigs. And they like the home runs. "President E.B. Barnard of the American League thinks the lively ball is being exaggerated as a menace to baseball‚ while President John Heydler of the National League maintains that there is no difference in the baseballs used in the senior circuit during the past 10 years.

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    1928

    The Indians score 8 in the first and 9 in the 2nd in a 24-6 romp over the Yankees at Cleveland. George Pipgras takes a quick loss‚ allowing 5 hits and getting no outs in the first. Johnny Hodapp of the Indians becomes the first AL player to get 2 hits in an inning twice in a game when he strokes a pair of singles in both the 2nd and 6th innings. Hodapp and Joe Sewell each have 5 of the Tribes' 27 hits as Joe Shaute coasts home with the win. The 24 runs is the most ever scored against the Yankees. The Yankees' lead shrinks from 11 1?2 games to 6 in one week.

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    1924

    Art Nehf does it all‚ pitching the Giants to a 5-2 win over the Cardinals and adding 2 consecutive HRs for good measure.

    Keep the ball down‚ right? The A's infield and batter combine for 21 assists‚ called a major league record‚ but still lose to the Tigers‚ 4-3.

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    1922

    At the Polo Grounds‚ the under-performing Pirates crack 5 homers and trounce the league-leading Giants‚ 8-3. Max Carey hits two and starter Wilbur Cooper another.

    The Browns host the Red Sox and beat them‚ 4-1‚ behind Urban Shocker. However‚ both George Sisler and C Hank Sevreid are injured‚ the latter with a split finger on a foul tip. Sisler is spiked in the 4th.

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    1921

    As part of Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration‚ Cy Young‚ 54‚ makes a 2-inning appearance on the mound in an old-timers' game. Chief Zimmer‚ 60‚ is his catcher.

    John McGraw buys OF Irish Meusel‚ who is hitting .353 but has been suspended by the Phillies for lackadaisical play. McGraw gives up 3 bench warmers and $30‚000. The Giants take 3 from the Reds and go into the NL lead for the first time. They will fall back by 7 games before coming on with a rush in September.

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    1920

    The Indians sweep a pair from the Browns‚ 9-6 and 5-4. In the opener‚ Elmer Smith has a single‚ double and grand slam to drive home 6 Indians.

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    1919

    In defiance of Ban Johnson's order that no action be taken until Carl Mays is returned to good standing‚ Boston owner Harry Frazee trades Mays to the Yankees for pitchers Bob McGrawAllan Russell‚ an unnamed third player to be chosen‚ and a reported $20‚000 (The New York Times lists $40‚000).

    The Yankees chase White Sox ace Eddie Cicotte with 12 hits in 5 innings and roll to a 10-0 win. Hank Thormahlen allows 6 hits in the white wash. Frank Baker has 4 hits‚ including 2 doubles and a triple‚ and Roger Peckinpaugh adds 3 hits.

    In the 9th inning with two out‚ Detroit P Dutch Leonard walks Braggo Roth to pitch to Babe Ruth‚ who already has hit 2 doubles off him. The two had had an argument in early June at Fenway. The Babe then hits his 9th homer of the month and his 16th of the year‚ a new AL record. Despite the homer‚ Detroit tops the Red Sox‚ 10-8.

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    1918

    Back in the rotation‚ Babe Ruth tops the Browns‚ 3-2‚ for the first place Red Sox‚ allowing just 4 hits. Ruth has a triple and one RBI at the plate.

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    1916

    Pitching for the 7th place Browns‚ Dave Davenport throws two complete game wins over the first place Yankees‚ winning 3-1 and 3-2 over Ray Caldwell and Reb Russell. This singular effort will not be matched against the Yankees‚ though Boston's Don McMahon will beat them twice in relief. The Red Sox‚ losers of two to the Tigers today‚ remain in 2nd place a half-game behind New York.

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    1915

    At 41‚ Honus Wagner becomes the oldest player in this century to hit a grand slam when he connects in Pittsburgh in the drizzling rain. It is inside the park against Jeff Pfeffer of Brooklyn in an 8-2 win. The record will stand until Tony Perez hits a grand slam on May 13‚ 1985‚ one day short of his 43rd birthday. Pfeffer is also caught off 1B when RF Hinchman nabs a Myer's line drive and makes an unassisted DP.

    Walter Johnson wins his own game with a 10th inning drive to deep CF with a man on and 2 out to beat Cleveland‚ 2-1. Johnson struck out his first 3 times up.

    Ernie Koob of Kalamazoo College pitches the Browns to a 5-1 win over the A's.

    In Kansas City‚ Brookfed pitcher Dan Marion fires a 4-0 shutout. KC's George Stovall and Lee Magee watch from the stands after their altercation with umpire Corcoran. The runin will also cause the postponement Saturday of "George Stovall Day" celebrations.

    Boston NL pitcher Pat Ragan wins 2 games today‚ beating the Reds‚ twice‚ 10-5 and 7-6. In game 1 he is lifted after 4 innings with a lead‚ but is givien credit for the victory. He goes the distance in the 2nd game.

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    1914

    The newly acquired Vean Gregg goes 7 innings for the Red Sox before exiting‚ and Boston goes on to beat the host White Sox‚ 8-4‚ in 10 innings.

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    1913

    Rube Marquard wins his 9th in a row for the Giants‚ beating the Cards‚ 2-1.

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    1912

    For the first time‚ a NL team loses a game because of the rule that holds runners in place when a batted ball hits an umpire. A double by the Giants' Buck Herzog drives in 2 runs‚ but the ball hits umpire Garner Bush‚ and the runs do not count. New York loses‚ 4-3‚ to the Cubs.

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    1911

    Red Sox fireballer Joe Wood hurls a 5-0 no-hitter against the Browns. He walks 2 and hits one batter.

    In his last appearance for Cleveland‚ Cy Young pitches just 3 innings and gives up 5 runs in a 7-1 loss to Washington. After this game‚ Cleveland will waive the veteran (3-4) to the Boston Rustlers (NL).

    Rube Marquard (12-4) shuts out the Cards‚ 8-0‚ on 4 hits before 23‚000 in St. Louis. The Giants pitcher will beat the Redbirds again on the 31st‚ allowing 5 hits.

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    1910

    White Sox OF Patsy Dougherty breaks up Detroit's Ed Summers' no-hitter‚ but the Tigers edge the Sox‚ 1-0 on the one-hitter. It is the 4th time in his 10-year career the .284-hitting Patsy has ruined a no-hitter.

    The A's Jack Coombs shuts out the Senators‚ 4-0‚ for his 10th win in July‚ tying the post-1993 ML record set by Rube Waddell in 1902 for most wins in a month (as noted by Brian Rash). Nine are complete games and one is a win in relief on July 11.

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    1909

    NL president Harry Pulliam‚ despondent over his inability to handle the problems and controversies of the league‚ dies after shooting himself in his room at the New York Athletic Club yesterday. Pulliam had been suffering from a nervous breakdown.

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    1908

    Mathewson defeats the Cardinals again‚ beating Harry Sallee‚ 1-0. Sallee allows 4 hits‚ but the one run scores on an error and passed ball.

    Rube Waddell continues to haunt Connie Mack‚ fanning 16 A's in a 5-4 win for the Browns.

    John McFarland of Helena (Arkansas State) loses his perfect game when the 27th batter refuses to bat‚ resulting in a 9-0 forfeit.

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    1907

    At St. Louis‚ the Giants edge the Cards 4-3 in 11 innings. New York blows a 2-0 lead in the 9th when Mathewson makes a wild throw to 1B. A triple by Cy Seymour‚ sandwiched between 2 hits‚ gives the Giants a pair of runs‚ and Matty holds on to win.

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    1905

    The Giants increase their lead to 7 1/2 games by shutting out the Reds‚ 3-0. Mathewson scatters 6 hits in defeating Orval Overall.

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    1904

    Brooklyn's John Cronin outpitches Mathewson to beat the Giants‚ 1-0. Brooklyn scores in the first inning when Matty walks two with two runners on base.

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    1903

    Pittsburgh's Ed Doheny (12-6) jumps the team to return home because he is convinced he is being followed by detectives. The Pittsburg Post headlines Doheny going AWOL with a headline: 'His Mind is Thought To Be Deranged.' He will return on the 15th of August.

    Cy Young goes all the way as Boston loses to the Highlanders‚ 15-14. The New Yorkers had been shut out in their two previous matches in the series. Patsy Dougherty leads the Boston offense by hitting for the cycle‚ but Cy gets little defense as Boston makes 8 errors behind him. New York starter Jack Chesbro is lifted in the 6th for Harry Howell‚ while Willie Keeler has 4 hits to lead the Highlander offense. The game lasts 2 hours: 10 minutes.

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    1901

    At the Polo Grounds‚ Boston's Kid Nichols and Christy Mathewson square off for a ten-inning shootout‚ with Boston prevailing‚ 5-4. Matty gives up 11 hits in bringing his record to 15-11.

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    1900

    With all the NL teams in the East‚ and no Sunday games allowed‚ 100 players gather in New York City. Their demands are: release of players who are not going to be used rather than farming them out‚ and players to share in the purchase price when they are sold. Says veteran Hughie Jennings‚ "We are not out to fight the owners‚ but to resolve injustices in the contracts."

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    1898

    Faced with a labor boycott in Cleveland‚ the Spiders transfer their series against Baltimore to Philadelphia.

    Baltimore appeals to the NL board of directors for its share of gate receipts for the July 25 game forfeited by New York. Baltimore feels a $1000 penalty should be instituted against New York.

    Aggressive Bill Dahlen‚ notorious umpire baiter‚ is banished by freshman arbiter Tommy Connolly for "kicking." He and hot-tempered Cleveland manager Patsy Tebeau will lead the league in this category with 6 expulsions.

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    1895

    Philadelphia outscores Boston 7-4 in the 9th inning to earn a 12-10 decision.

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    1889

    Poor baserunning by the pitcher costs Baltimore dearly against St. Louis. In the opener‚ Bert Cunningham is thrown out at home in the 9th inning as the Orioles lose‚ 4-3. In the 2nd game of a doubleheader‚ Matt Kilroy pitches a 7-inning no-hitter but has to settle for a 0-0 tie because he fails to touch 3B while scoring a run in the 3rd inning.

    Boston wins a ten-inning‚ 7-6 decision over Philadelphia (NL)‚ but the Phils claim they are robbed by Mike Kelly. When Phillie slugger Sam Thompson hits a ball apparently over the fence in right field‚ Kelly runs back and then fires a ball to the infield‚ depriving Thompson of his homer. The Phils claim Kelly used a hidden ball trick‚ but the umpire rules it is the game ball. Thompson does not score.

    Young Willie McGill‚ 15 years old‚ pitching for Evansville (Central Indiana L) hurls a 3-0 no-hitter over Davenport.

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    1886

    For the second day in a row‚ Baltimore is held to one hit in a 6-0 loss. Today it is Louisville's Tom "Toad" Ramsey doing the pitching and giving up a 1st inning single to leadoff hitter Pat O'Connell. The Orioles are the 2nd of 10 teams in history to get 2 hits in 2 games. Some accounts report this as a no-hitter: Reichler quotes the July 30 Baltimore Sun that "Ramsey‚ the great left-handed pitcher of the Louisville Club‚ had the Baltimore team completely at his mercy yesterday at the Huntingdon Avenue grounds. Not a single safe hit was scored against him during the game." The Louisville Courier also reports that "the official scorer of Baltimore did not give the home team a single hit."

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    1885

    In Philadelphia's (AA) 9-5 win over Baltimore‚ Henry Larkin strokes a record tying 4 doubles.

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    1881

    Old Dickey Pearce is given a benefit in New York on the 25th anniversary of his joining the old Atlantic club. He'll use the proceeds to set himself up with a "wine saloon" in Brooklyn.

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    1880

    Rochester Hop Bitters manager Horace Phillips disappears with $400 of the club's money. He would later claim that he borrowed the money from owner A.S. Soule.

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    1879

    Billy Holbert succeeds Mike Dorgan as captain of the Stars‚ but Syracuse still loses 13-4 to Boston.

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    1876

    Behind Cal McVey's 4 hits‚ first-place Chicago eliminates Cincinnati from the pennant race. Hartford is in 2nd place‚ 6 1/2 games back.

    A questionable hit recorded by Charles Fulmer is all that George Bradley allows as St. Louis blanks Louisville‚ 7-0.

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    1872

    In only the 5th championship match played anywhere since the "chicago"‚ or shutout‚ of the 13th‚ the Atlantics give the visiting Reds all they can handle‚ losing 17-12 in 11 innings.

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