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    July 24


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    2006

    The White Sox obtain P Mike MacDougal from the Royals for minor league Ps Tyler Lumsden and Daniel Cortes.

    The Tigers score 5 runs in the 1st inning on their way to a 9-7 win over the Indians. Detroit becomes the first team in 115 years to score 5 or more runs in the first inning of 3 consecutive games.

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    2003

    The Phillies trounce the Cubs‚ 14-6‚ scoring 9 runs in the 6th inning. Bobby Abreu ties a team record by driving home 5 runs in the frame.

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    2002

    Damian Moss allows only a single safety in 7 innings as the Braves hold the Marlins to that one hit in a 10-0 victory. Derrek Lee's leadoff single in the 5th inning is Florida's only hit.

    The Tigers shut out the Royals‚ 3-0‚ in 1 hour and 41 minutes-the fastest 9-inning game in the major leagues since 1984.

    Oakland defeats Anaheim‚ 5-1‚ as Miguel Tejada hits his 22nd HR of the season. It is the 117th round-tripper of his career‚ breaking Eddie Joost's career record for an Athletic SS.

    Blue Jays veteran catcher Darrin Fletcher retires. Tom Wilson‚ with 68 ML games‚ is now the Jays vet backstop.

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    2001

    The Yankees edge the Tigers‚ 6-5‚ despite an 8th inning moon shot by Detroit's Juan Encarnacion‚ off Ramiro Mendoza‚ that lands in the 2nd row of the empty blue bleacher seats in left CF. It is believed to be the first ball hit into that area since Yankee Stadium was remodeled in 1976.

    David Cone runs his record to 6-1 as the Red Sox get past the visiting Blue Jays‚ 6-4. The Sox have won the last 10 games that Cone has started.

    The Brewers lose their 11th in a row as the Dodgers whip them‚ 7-2. Green and Sheffield homer in the 6-run 5th inning.

    In a 3-way deal‚ the A's obtain OF Jermaine Dye from the Royals‚ the Royals get SS Neifi Perez from the Rockies‚ and the Rockies get 2B Jose Ortiz‚ OF Mario Encarnacion‚ and P Todd Belitz from the A's.

    The Rangers send 1B Andres Galarraga to the Giants for minor leaguer OF Chris Magruder‚ P Erasmo Ramirez‚ and P Todd Ozias.

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    2000

    The Angels defeat the Rangers‚ 6-5‚ in 12 innings. Texas also loses C Ivan Rodriguez‚ who breaks his thumb on Mo Vaughn's bat while attempting to throw out a runner. He will miss the remainder of the season. Angels Darin Erstadt ties the AL mark for extra-inning game with 12 putouts by a left fielder‚ last tied by Rickey Henderson‚ in 1988.

    Led by Kevin Brown and Gary Sheffield‚ the Dodgers down the Rockies‚ 4-1. Sheffield has a double‚ triple and homer his first three times up‚ then gets plunked by Julian Tavarez in the 7th and walked in the 9th to miss out on a cycle. In 8 innings Brown (10-3) allows 3 hits including Butch Huskey's first NL homer. Huskey was acquired from the Twins 9 days ago.

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    1999

    The Red Sox defeat the Tigers‚ 11-4‚ as OF Trot Nixon blasts 3 HRs and drives home 5 runs. Boston collects 7 HRs‚ one shy of the club record.

    The Yankees pound the Indians‚ 21-1. The Bronx Bombers are led by DH Chili Davis‚ who bangs out 5 hits‚ including a double and homer‚ while driving home 6 runs.

    Oakland hits 4 homeruns‚ including a pair of 3-run homers by Jason Giambi‚ to overpower the Kansas City Royals‚ 12-2. John Jaha scores 4 runs on no hits for the A's: he reaches base on 3 walks and a HBP.

    The Giants obtain P Livan Hernandez from the Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Jason Grilli and Nate Bump.

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    1998

    Trailing Florida‚ 3-1‚ in the bottom half of the 9th‚ the Phillies get a 2-outs‚ 2-run‚ pinch-hit HR from Mark Lewis to send the game into extra innings. Each team scores a single run in the 10th‚ then again in the 11th. The Marlins plate another in the top of the 12th to take a 6-5 lead‚ but the Phils get 2 in their half to finally win‚ 7-6.

    The Indians trade P Eric Plunk to the Brewers in exchange for P Doug Jones.

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    1997

    Brad Radke (13-5‚ 3.68 ERA) allows the Athletics just five hits Sunday‚ striking out 10 and walking no one in a 1-0 victory. That was the gem of what has been a masterful stretch. Radke is tied for second in the American League in wins (Clemens has 16) and his 149 1/3 innings are sixth most in the league.

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    1995

    Colorado defeats Philadelphia by a score of 11-3. Two of the Phillies' runs score on a PH HR by P Omar Olivares in the 5th inning. Olivares is the 1st pitcher to hit a pinch homer since 1990.

    The Red Sox obtain IF Dave Hollins from the Phillies for the well-traveled Mark Whiten.

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    1994

    The Expos defeat the Dodgers‚ 7-4‚ as OF Rondell White drives home all 7 runs for Montreal. White strokes 2 singles‚ a double‚ and a HR in 5 ABs‚ as the Expos maintain their 1 1/2 game lead over Atlanta in the NL East.

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    1993

    The Mets are defeated by the Dodgers‚ 5-4‚ as Anthony Young loses his major league record 27th straight decision. Following the game‚ Mets OF Vince Coleman tosses a firecracker from his car‚ injuring 2 youngsters and a woman. Coleman will be charged with a felony.

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    1992

    Minnesota P Scott Erickson hurls a 1-hit‚ 5-0 victory over the Red Sox in the 1st game of a DH. Tom Brunansky's single is the only hit. Clemens takes the loss. Boston wins the nitecap‚ 5-4‚ scoring a run with one out in the 9th.

    Commissioner Fay Vincent announces that George Steinbrenner can resume active control of the Yankees on March 1‚ 1993.

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    1991

    In a game against the Mariners‚ the Yankees score 3 runs on a ground ball hit back to the pitcher. With runners on 2nd and 3rd and one out in the 4th‚ Pat Kelly hits a comebacker to Erik Hanson. The Seattle hurler traps Kevin Maas in a rundown between 3rd and home‚ but Maas scores when 3B Edgar Martinez's throw hits him in the back. The ball rolls up the 1st base line in foul territory where it is recovered by C Dave Cochrane. Cochrane throws home to head off Alvaro Espinoza who is also attempting to score. The throw goes into the Mariners' dugout allowing Espinoza and Kelly to cross the plate with the 2nd and 3rd runs.

    Recently recalled 1B Brian Hunter of the Braves hits a HR in Atlanta's 7-4 loss to Pittsburgh while his former minor league team‚ the Richmond Braves‚ is finishing a suspended game against Pawtucket. Hunter had homered in that game before it was called‚ giving him round-trippers in the major and minor leagues on the same day.

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    1990

    Who needs a pickoff motion? Atlanta pitcher Charlie Leibrandt picks off Craig Biggio by beating him back to 1B. Hough wins the game‚ 9-3. Atlanta takes the nitecap from Houston scoring in the 8th and 9th to win‚ 9-8.

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    1983

    In the memorable "Pine Tar Game" at Yankee Stadium‚ George Brett hits an apparent 2-run home run off Rich Gossage to give the Royals a 5-4 lead with 2 outs in the 9th inning‚ only to have it taken away when Yankees manager Billy Martin‚ at the urging of coach Don Zimmer‚ points out that the pine tar on Brett's bat handle exceeds the 17 inches allowed in the rules. As a result‚ Brett is called out for illegally batting the ball‚ giving New York a 4-3 victory. Brett goes ballistic a the Royals immediately protest‚ and AL President Lee MacPhail overrules his umpires for the first time saying that‚ while the rules should certainly be rewritten and clarified‚ the home run will stand and the game will be resumed from that point on August 18th.

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    1980

    Hours after signing a new 5-year contract that will boost his salary to $1 million per year‚ Kansas City's George Brett goes 2-for-4 in a 12-4 win over Chicago to raise his batting average to .379. The Royals lead 2nd-place Texas by 11 games in the AL West.

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    1979

    In Pittsburgh‚ a 4th-inning call results in a 34-minute rhubarb during the Pirates-Reds game. With Buc runners on 1st and 3rd‚ a 3-1 pitch to Omar Moreno is called a ball‚ but Johnny Bench throws to 2B ahead of the runner from 1B‚ Lee Lacy‚ who is attempting to steal. Lacy is called out by Dick Stello even though Moreno has just received a walk (therefore entitling Lacy to 2B)‚ and walks off the bag. He is then tagged out by Dave Concepcion‚ precipitating the argument. The subsequent protest is rejected by NL president Feeney‚ and the Pirates 6-5 loss is upheld.

    In the first game of a doubleheader‚ Seattle C Bob Stinson ties a ML record by allowing 2 Baltimore batters to reach base on catcher's interference. The Birds win‚ 7-6‚ then complete the sweep‚ 11-3.

    In Boston's 7-3 win over Oakland‚ Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th career HR‚ off Mike Morgan‚ in the 7th at Fenway.

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    1978

    Pete Rose singles twice‚ the first time off Pat Zachry‚ during the Reds' 5-3 win over the Mets‚ extending his hitting streak to 37 games to tie the modern NL record held by Tommy Holmes. When lifted‚ Zachry kicks the dugout steps in anger‚ breaking his toe and ending his season.

    In Kansas City‚ a sobbing Billy Martin reads a prepared statement in which he resigns as the Yankee manager. Dick Howser will fill in that night as the Yanks lose 5-2.

    Out on a force play: In Kansas City, a sobbing Billy Martin preempts a firing by reading a prepared statement in which he resigns as the Yankee manager. Martin's resignation comes shortly after he was quoted about Reggie Jackson and George Steinbrenner saying, one's a born liar; the other's convicted. Bob Lemon, a good friend of Yankee president Al Rosen, is named as manager.

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    1977

    Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2?3 innings of perfect relief against California‚ giving him 33 consecutive batsmen retired over 2 games to tie the AL record. But California wins‚ 3-1.

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    1976

    At Comiskey‚ the Twins roll over the White Sox‚ 17-2. Lymon Bostock is 4-for-4‚ hitting for the cycle.

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    1975

    The Royals fire manager Jack McKeon‚ hiring Whitey Herzog to replace him.

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    1974

    Cubs manager Whitey Lockman steps aside to become director of player development and is replaced by 3B coach Jim Marshall. The Cubs will still finish last.

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    1973

    The NL wins the All-Star Game at Kansas City 7-1. A record 54 players are used‚ including Willie Mays‚ who strikes out in his final All-Star appearance‚ and Catfish Hunter‚ who sustains a fractured thumb that will sideline him for 4 weeks. The A's ace has a 15-3 record at the time.

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    1972

    Ted Simmons, who has been playing all season without a signed contract, signs a new contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. The team claim the signing, reportedly for two years at $35,000 per years, when the Federal Pay Board exempted athletes from wage controls. Whether the owners fear a possible test case or not, six players will open the 1973 season without signing a contract and will play on renewed contracts: Stan Bahnsen, Rick Reichardt, and Mike Andrews of the Chicago White Sox; Dick Billings of the Texas Rangers; Fritz Peterson of the New York Yankees; and Jerry Kenney of the Cleveland Indians

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    1970

    Chicago's Bill Melton ties the ML record by striking out 7 times in a doubleheader split with Detroit. Melton will strike out his first 3 times up in his next game‚ in Baltimore on the 28th‚ before flying out in the 9th. The Sox win the opener today‚ 5-2 with 6 straight singles and 5 runs in the 9th. The Tigers win the nitecap‚ 5-4‚ in the 9th when Don Wert draws a walk from Wilbur Wood with the sacks full.

    The Cubs pound the Braves for 16 hits and 11 runs and Ken Holtzman allows 6 hits as the Cubs roll‚ 11-1. Williams and Santo drive in 4 runs apiece and Beckert scores 4 times.

    In a surprise move‚ the Mets Tommie Agee steals home with the bases loaded in the 10th to give the Mets a 2-1 win over the visiting Dodgers. Agee bunted and reached base on an error‚ stole 2B with 2 outs and went to 3B on the throw. After two walks he took home to pin the loss on Brewer.

    At Pittsburgh‚ Clemente celebrates Roberto Clemente night with a pair of hits but leaves after suffering a cut left knee making a sliding catch on the gravel warning track. Dock Ellis goes all the way allowing 4 hits as the Pirates trounce the Astros‚ 11-0.

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    1969

    At Wrigley‚ Ken Holtzman tops Don Sutton for the 4th straight time-three this year-as Chicago beats the Dodgers‚ 5-3. For a frustrated Sutton‚ it is a Cubs-record 13th straight loss to Chicago stretching back to his rookie year.

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    1968

    Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th game breaks Cy Young's record for ML pitching appearances‚ but he loses a 2-1 decision to Oakland.

    Don Drysdale walks 2 batters in the 5th‚ hits Brand with a pitch and then plunks opposing pitcher Don Wilson with an offspeed pitch to force in a run. Houston wins‚ 1-0.

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    1967

    Chicago's 3-1 win at St. Louis puts the Cards and Cubs even atop the NL.

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    1966

    The Yankees beat the Angels‚ 9-1‚ in game one‚ and Mantle hits his 2nd homer in two days. The roundtripper‚ his 493rd‚ ties him with Gehrig for 6th place on the all-time list.

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    1965

    At the Astrodome‚ Reds pitcher Joe Nuxhall loses his no hitter when Bob Lillis singles in the 8th inning. Nuxhall finishes with a 2-0 one hitter.

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    1964

    Hank Aguirre gives up 5 runs on three homers to New York in the first 4 innings‚ but the Tigers overcome a 5-2 deficit to win 10-5.

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    1963

    The Royals sweep a pair at Fenway‚ winning 5-2 and 7-6. The A's Ken Harrelson homers over Red Sox bullpen in right CF‚ a rare feat for RH hitter.

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    1961

    At Kansas City‚ Detroit P Frank Lary collides with rookie 3B Steve Boros‚ and both players leave the game with injuries. Lary does not miss a start but Boros' collarbone is broken and he will not return. He has 53 RBIs to date.

    At Yankee Stadium‚ 50‚000 fans‚ on hand for the Yankees exhibition game with the Giants‚ save their biggest cheer for Willie Mays. Willie delivers a 2-run single in the 4-1 victory. The only score for the Yanks is a Mickey Mantle homer.

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    1960

    Chicago's 3rd straight win at Yankee Stadium and 8th straight overall‚ 6-3 behind Billy Pierce‚ gives the Sox a 2-game lead atop the AL. Eli Grba beats Herb Score 8-2 in the 2nd game to give New York a twin-bill split.

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    1959

    As a prelude to the IL game between the Havana Sugar Kings and visiting Rochester Red Wings‚ Fidel Castro pitches two innings for his pickup team Los Barbudos against a Military Police squad. Castro pitches both innings‚ strikes out two batters with the aid of some friendly calls‚ and ground outs to short. This well-photographed event is El Jefe's only mound appearance‚ according to Cuban expert Pete Bjarkman.

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    1958

    It's McDougald and Mantle today hitting back-to-back shots‚ in the 9th‚ as New York outhits Detroit‚ 10-7. Paul Foytack is the reliever today. Mantle is 3-for-4 as the Yanks sweep the Tigers.

    Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at the Boston fans again.

    At Wrigley‚ Ed Bailey hits a 2-run homer in the 8th to give the Reds the 4-3 win over the Cubs.

    For the 2nd time in a week‚ a Dodger pitcher makes successive starts in a game. Stan Williams‚ who pitched 2 innings yesterday‚ loses his 2nd in a row at Pittsburgh‚ 5-3. Dick Stuart's 2-run HR in the 4th kayoes Williams.

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    1956

    New York City Mayor Robert Wagner appoints Charles J. Mylod as chairman and R. E. Blum and C. A. Allen as members of the newly created Brooklyn Sports Center Authority. He reveals plans for a 50‚000-seat stadium bounded by Warren Street and Fourth‚ Flatbush and Fifth Avenues. Robert Moses prefers a different Brooklyn site.

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    1955

    Pitching for Seattle‚ Elmer Singleton fires his 2nd PCL no-hitter‚ beating San Diego‚ 2-0‚ in 7 innings. Singleton pitched a 12-inning no-hitter in 1952‚ only to give up 3 hits in the 13th and lose. He joins Skeeter Fanning as the only PCL hurler with 2 no-hitters. In 2 days‚ former Dodger Chris Van Cuyk will pitch another PCL no-hitter‚ beating LA‚ 2-0‚ in 7 innings for Oakland.

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    1954

    After Casey Stengel pulls Phil Rizzuto in the 8th for a pinch hitter‚ he brings in Mickey Mantle again at SS. Mantle plays short with Willie Miranda at 2B against lefthanded hitters. Against righties‚ Miranda and Mantle switch positions. But Cleveland wins 5-4 on Larry Doby's 2-run homer in the 10th‚ his 3rd homer in 2 days at Yankee Stadium. Sam Dente fills in at SS for George Strickland‚ sidelined with a broken jaw. The Tribe go 21?2 games up on New York.

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    1953

    The Red Sox sweep the Browns as both Boston pitchers‚ Mickey McDermott and Bill Henry‚ hurl 6-0 and 8-0 shutouts.

    Granny Hamner smashes 2 homers to give the Phils a 2-1 win over the Cardinals. St. Louis scores in the 6th when Musial steals home for the first time in his career. Cards manager Stanky fans as the lead off batter in the game‚ and when Hemus then singles‚ the Cards protest that the 2 batted out of order (the lineup card has them reversed) The umps void the hit and Musial‚ hitting 3rd‚ is called out.

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    1950

    At the annual Hall of Fame game in Cooperstown‚ the Red Sox beat the Giants‚ 8-5. Dick Littlefield goes all the way for Boston.

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    1949

    The Cards‚ with Musial hitting for the cycle‚ trounce the Dodgers 14-1. This win gives St. Louis 3 straight victories at Ebbets Field‚ as they take over the lead Brooklyn has held through most of the season.

    It is Frankie Frisch Day at the Polo Grounds and the former Giants star‚ now the manager of the Cubs‚ is feted with two tv sets and numerous other gifts from New York friends. His Cubs then add their presents‚ beating the Giants twice‚ 5-3 and 6-1. The Cubs have 5 Dps in the opener and 2 in the nitecap. Andy Pafko has a homer in the opener. In game 2‚ Hal Jeffcoat drives in 2 runs in the 2nd with a double and later steals home. Bob Rush and Doyle Lade are winners.

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    1948

    Four members of the Duluth club in the Northern League are killed‚ and 14 are injured‚ 7 critically‚ in a bus-truck crash near St. Paul. All told‚ five are dead including manager George Treadwell‚ three players‚ and the driver of the truck. The injured include Mel McGaha‚ future ML manager‚ and Elmer Schoendienst‚ brother of the Cardinal infielder‚ Red.

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    1946

    Bob Feller wins his 18th‚ stopping the A's on three hits‚ 1-0. Feller K's nine to run his season total to 220. Hank Edwards homer‚ off Bob Savage‚ is the only score.

    Scoring both runs in the first‚ the Dodgers top the Cubs‚ 2-1‚ and move back into the NL lead. Rookie Joe Hatten is the winner as his teammates dice Hank Wyse for 11 hits.

    At the Polo Grounds‚ the Giants drop the Cards out of first place when Johnny Mize belts a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 9th. The Giants Dave Koslo wins‚ 3-1. He also scores the first run on a bases-loaded walk in the 2nd.

    After being tied with the Cards for 5 days‚ the Dodgers take over undisputed 1st place with a 2-1 win over the Cubs. Joe Hatten is the winner.

    Washington's well-traveled Bobo Newsom stops Detroit's Dizzy Trout‚ 1-0‚ handing Trout his 5th shutout loss of the year. Cecil Travis' single scores Stan Spence‚ who has a 4-for-4 afternoon.

    The Reds Bucky Walters wins his 6th straight victory‚ stopping Boston‚ 2-1. The Braves Johnny Hopp‚ the NL's leading hitter‚ maces three hits‚ one driving in Boston's lone run.

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    1943

    Browns pitcher Bobo Newsom struck on the head by a liner off bat of Red Sox pitcher Oscar Judd. Bobby Doerr goes deep off Bobo‚ the 3rd straight day that Doerr has homered

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    1940

    The Yankees (6) and Browns (5) tie a ML record for most pitchers in a 9-inning game. The Browns pound out a 14-12 win as Judnich hits a HR‚ 2 doubles and 2 singles. He had 2 homers in yesterday's win over NY. The Yanks counter with homers by DiMaggio‚ Dickey‚ Gordon‚ and Henrich.

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    1939

    The Detroit Tigers release oft-injured Dixie Walker. He signs with Brooklyn‚ with whom he will have his most productive years.

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    1937

    The Senators sweep a pair from the Browns‚ winning each by 6-5 score. Pinch hitter Wes Ferrell drives in the winning run in both games‚ hitting a sac fly in game 1 and a single in game 2.

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    1935

    Behind Chief Crowder‚ the Tigers beat the Yankees 4-0 to go ahead by one-half game‚ but are a fraction of a percentage point behind. Jo Jo White leads off the game with his first ML homer‚ off Red Ruffing.

    Carl Hubbell notches his first win over Dizzy Dean as the Giants edge the Cards‚ 4-2.

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    1934

    In a 4-2 loss to the Browns‚ Yankee star CF Earle Combs (.319) crashes into the wall at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis and suffers a broken collarbone and a fractured skull. New York calls up George Selkirk but learns he broke his arm today playing for Newark. Combs will announce his retirement on the 28th‚ but come back to play 89 games next season.

    At Chicago‚ the White Sox top the Senators‚ 4-1‚ behind the 6-hit pitching of Les Tietje. The only run for the Senators comes on a solo HR by Johnny Gill. The temperature in Chicago today is 105 degrees‚ the highest ever recorded in the city.

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    1933

    Frank Frisch is appointed manager of the St. Louis Cardinals‚ replacing Gabby Street.

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    1931

    Babe Herman hits for the cycle for the 2nd time this season (he did it May 18th)‚ but the Robins lose at Pittsburgh 8-7. Larry French‚ in relief‚ stops a 9th inning Brooklyn rally.

    The Cards stretch their lead to 8 games by sweeping a pair from the Phillies‚ 10-0 and 7-2. Flint Rhem coasts in the lidlifter as the Cards collect 17 hits. Burleigh Grimes wins the nitecap.

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    1930

    The Cubs and Phils each bang out 17 hits‚ but the Cubs prevail 19-15. When Chuck Klein objects sharply to an 8th-inning strike call by umpire Lou Jorda he is banished for the first time in his career. Also ejected are Phils' manager Burt Shotton‚ captain Fresco Thompson‚ and 1B Don Hurst. It is necessary to use 42-year-old Cy Williams in RF in the 9th‚ the only inning of play Klein will miss in 1930. With the win the Cubs (54-39) stay .007 behind Brooklyn‚ which divides a pair with the Reds.

    Red Sox outfielder Earl Webb is 4-for-4 including a double and homer‚ to lead the Red Sox to an 8-5 win over the Browns. He also starts a double play to back Reb Russell's pitching.

    Despite the efforts of Chick Hafey‚ who goes 4-for-4 with 2 homers‚ the Braves edge the Cards‚ 5-4. Bob Smith picks up the win over Jess Haines. Braves rookie Wally Berger hits his 27th homer in going 4-for-4.

    Jimmie Foxx clubs his 27th homer of the year‚ a 2-run shot in the 9th inning‚ to give the first-place A's the victory‚ 8-6‚ over Cleveland. The drive‚ high into the CF bleachers off Willis Hudlin‚ scores Mickey Cochrane. Earlier‚ Cochrane hits his 22nd homer of the year to help Ed Rommel to the win.

    In Detroit‚ the 3rd place Yankees beat the Tigers 7-2. Ruth clouts his 36th homer to help Roy Sherid win over Guy Cantrell.

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    1929

    The Cubs regain the NL lead by beating the Giants in Chicago‚ 8-7; a 9-game winning streak gives them a 4 1?2 game lead. Today's win goes to Mike Cvengros‚ who tops Fred Fitzsimmons. The Cubs offense is lead by Hack Wilson's two home runs.

    The Yanks edge the Tigers‚ 7-5‚ behind the hitting of Bill Dickey. Dickey has 4 hits‚ including a HR‚ to back Herb Pennock's pitching.

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    1928

    The first-place Cards edge the Robins‚ 2-1‚ with both runs come on solo homers by Hafey and Bottomley. Wee Willie Sherdel wins against Jess Petty.

    The Indians tally 35 hits and 25 runs in a double win over the Red Sox‚ 102 and 15-5. Johnny Hoddap has 4 hits in the nitecap and backup C Chick Autry chips in with 5 safeties. Sox manager Carrigan finally pulls RF Doug Taitt in to pitch the 9th inning.

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    1927

    Off Tommy ThomasBabe Ruth hits his first homer of the year at Comiskey Park‚ as the Yankees edge the White Sox‚ 3-2. Ruth has now connected in all 8 AL parks this year.

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    1926

    Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth demonstrate that power hitting is not the only thing they can do when Lou scores on a double steal with the Babe in a 7-4 victory over the White Sox. They had pulled the same double steal against the Red Sox on April 13th.

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    1923

    In Philadelphia‚ Yankee pitcher Carl Mays beats the Athletics‚ 9-2 for his AL record 24th straight win over Philadelphia. (the record was listed for years at 23 wins‚ but historian Lyle Spatz recalculated it at 24. This matches the ML high of Christy Mathewson‚ who won 24 straight). He started with doubleheader victories on August 30‚ 1918‚ while pitching for the Red Sox. The Yankees score 5 in the 8th and another 3 in the 9th on Ruth's 3-run homer‚ which lands on the roof of a house across 20th street. His 23rd homer ties the mark of Cy Williams.

    At St. Louis‚ Cleveland's Jim Joe Edwards and the Browns Ray Kolp face off for 13 innings before Charlie Jamieson's leadoff HR in the 13th decides it‚ 3-2. Kolp faces 52 batters‚ at one point retiring 19 straight.

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    1922

    In the midst of a pennant fight with the Browns‚ the Yankees obtain Joe Dugan and OF Elmer Smith from the Red Sox for OF Chuck Fewster‚ SS John Mitchell‚ and OF Elmer Miller. This latest Sox-Yanks deal engenders such outrage in St. Louis that Commissioner Landis recommends passage of the rule that no deals‚ except waiver transactions‚ can be made after June 15.

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    1921

    Walter Johnson gives up 6 runs to Detroit but Washington scores 14 to makes his win an easy one. Harry Heilmann is 4-for-4 with 3 doubles for the losers.

    The Phils lose to the Giants 4-3 in New York as George Kelly drives in all 4 Giant runs. Goldie Rapp is 2-for-4‚ his 17th straight game in which he's garnered a hit. Off the field‚ the Phils do some housecleaning. They fire manager Wild Bill Donovan (25-62 this year) and replace him with Kaiser Wilhelm. Phils owner William Baker accuses Donovan of "knowing a little too much" about the Black Sox scandal after Donovan testified at the trial. Landis will order Baker to apologize and will send a letter to Donovan exonerating him of any responsibility in the scandal. Also moving is OF Irish Meusel‚ who is traded to the Giants for C Butch Henline‚ OF Curt Walker‚ P Jesse Winters and cash. Batting cleanup‚ Meusel will drive in more than 100 runs a year in 1922-25 while Walker will lead the Phils in 6 offensive categories in 1922. This year‚ Irish will become the first player to collect 200 hits in a season in which he was traded: only 5 other players this century will accomplish this feat.

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    1920

    After losing 3 in a row‚ Cleveland salvages a win against New York by scoring 2 runs in the 11th inning to win 4-2. Both Yankee runs come on solo homers by Meusel and Ruth. Ruth‚ who hit his 34th home run to give the Yanks a temporary 2-1 lead‚ moves to 1B in the 8th to take over for Wally Pipp‚ who was ejected. Ruth's high throw on a grounder allows Cleveland's Ray Chapman to reach base safely‚ and he and Joe Wood score on a Gardner triple that eludes Meusel. Jim Bagby is the winner. Cleveland leaves New York with a slim lead over the Yanks.

    At St. Louis‚ the Cards beat the Braves 7-6 in 10 innings. After Dillhoefer triples to lead off the bottom of the 10th‚ Heathcote and McHenry are purposely passed. An out later‚ Jack Smith hits a drive to CF that would've been a homer had more than single been needed to drive in the winner.

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    1919

    At Fenway‚ Ruth is twice intentionally walked by Yank pitcher Bob Shawkey with runners on. But in the 8th‚ with a one run lead he gives up a single to Braggo Roth and pitches to Babe who hits his 15th homer. Sox win‚ 4-2.

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    1916

    In Toronto‚ the Red Sox play a 5-5 exhibition tie with the Toronto (IL) Maple Leafs. With Canada at war in Europe‚ two Sox players of German extraction react to possible fan reaction; 1B Dick Hobitzell sits out the game while Heine Wagner plays under the name Richardson.

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    1915

    In the 9th inning of game 2 of a twinbill with Cleveland‚ the A's Nap Lajoie lines into a triple play against Sam Jones to end the game (as noted by Jim Smith and Herm Krabbenhoft).

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    1911

    An AL all-star team plays the Naps in Cleveland‚ raising $12‚914 for the late Addie Joss's family. The all-stars win 5-3. Joe Wood and Walter Johnson pitch for the all stars‚ while Cy Young twirls for the Naps.

    Rochester and Newark of the Eastern League play a doubleheader in 2 hours‚ 32 minutes.

    At Pittsburgh‚ Owen Wilson legs out three triples in an 8-2 win over Brooklyn. Pittsburgh is in 5th place (86-48) but just 4 1/2 games out of first.

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    1910

    The Giants drop the Cardinals again‚ winning 4-1 to end finish 7-9 on their western swing.

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    1909

    Brooklyn ace Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Cardinals in a 1-0 win. Rucker will fan 201 batters this year‚ just 4 behind Orval Overall‚ the NL leader.

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    1908

    At the Polo Grounds‚ the Giants edge the visiting Pirates‚ 2-1‚ behind Hooks Wiltse. Larry Doyle leads the offense with a single‚ double and RBI triple.

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    1905

    Giant LF Sam Mertes makes an unassisted double play to help New York stop the Reds‚ 4-3‚ at the Polo Grounds. In the 2nd inning‚ the Reds have one out and a runner on 3rd‚ outfielder Cy Seymour‚ once a wild pitcher for the Giants. Mertes catches a short fly off the bat of George Schlei and continues running to double off Cy.

    Detroit and Boston play their 2nd straight game in Columbus‚ Ohio. Boston won yesterday‚ 6-1‚ behind Cy Young‚ and today Boston wins again‚ 7-1. Bill Dinneen is victorious over Detroit workhorse George Mullin. Boston 2B Hobe Ferris was 3-for-4 yesterday‚ and today chips in with a homer.

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    1903

    At Baker Bowl‚ Bill Duggleby holds the Giants to 5 hits and the Phils hand Mathewson his 2nd loss in 4 days‚ winning 3-0.

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    1902

    At Washington Park‚ the Giants win their 2nd in a row under McGraw‚ beating Brooklyn‚ 2-0. Christy Mathewson strikes out 11 to even his record at 8-8. Matty will top Brooklyn by the same score on the 28th‚ in a rain-shortened game.

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    1901

    In a baseball rarity‚ the Pittsburgh Pirates score in every inning‚ a ML record of course‚ defeating the Reds 11-2. Deacon Phillipe is the winner over Tannehill.

    Milwaukee's Pink Hawley beats Boston‚ 4-3‚ and beans C Lou Criger with a pitch. Criger is unconscious for 5 minutes before being taken away. Ossee Schreckengost moves from 1B to C and Dowd moves to 1B.

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    1899

    At Pittsburgh‚ the Pirates sweep a pair from Philadelphia‚ winning both games with homers in the 9th by rookies. After the Phils score 5 in the 9th in the opener‚ Jimmy Williams hits a 3-run homer with no outs in the bottom of the frame to win‚ 9-8. In the nitecap‚ Ginger Beaumont hits a triple with 3 on and a run already in to win‚ 5-4. Beaumont is credited with a triple since the winning run scores ahead of him‚ but would've gotten a homer otherwise.

    New York's Mark Baldwin surrenders only 3 hits‚ but is out dueled by Ed Stein‚ who pitches his 2nd one-hitter of the season to lead Brooklyn to a 3-0 victory.

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    1897

    With Philadelphia (NL) holding a 4-3 lead over Cleveland‚ the game is forfeited to Cleveland. No reason is given.

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    1896

    Baltimore wins over St. Louis by forfeit. After the Orioles score the first 5 runs in the top of the 13th to break an 8-8 tie‚ St. Louis flagrantly delays in the bottom of the inning‚ prompting umpire Bob Emslie to call the forfeit.

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    1895

    Cleveland shows how it got into first place by scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning-after which the game was called-to beat Washington 12-8.

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    1894

    Boston moves into first place as Baltimore begins a 7-game losing streak by falling to Amos Rusie and New York‚ 1-0.

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    1893

    Washington scores 9 runs in the last 2 innings‚ including 5 in the 9th‚ to hold off rallying Boston‚ 17-15.

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    1891

    The Browns score in all 8 innings in which they bat‚ as they trounce Cincinnati 20-12. Frank Dwyer pitches the entire game for the losing Kellys.

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    1889

    Joe Dowie of the Orioles goes 5-for-6 in a 17-3 plastering of Louisville. Dowie would wind up with only 17 hits in his big-league career.

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    1888

    Detroit moves back again into 1st place with a twinbill sweep of Pittsburgh. Pitcher Ed Beatin‚ subbing in the OF today‚ is 6-or-8 for Detroit with a HR and 2 triples.

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    1886

    Bill "Adonis" Terry no-hits St. Louis as Brooklyn wins 1-0. Terry walks 2 men‚ and 3 others reach base on errors.

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    1884

    The New York Mets move past Columbus into the AA lead‚ rising from 4th place in 5 days.

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    1882

    Chicago sets a NL record for runs by beating Cleveland‚ 35-4. Seven Chicago players get 4 or more hits and six score 4 or more runs‚ actually knocking the cover off 2 balls in the process. Abner Dalyrumple and King Kelly each a a record 8 plate appearances. The record will last until June 29‚ 1897‚ when Chicago will run up 36 runs against Louisville. Not surprisingly‚ this is the only pitching appearance of the season for Cleveland reserve Dave Rowe‚ who allows all 35 runs. Chicago tallies 15 singles‚ 10 doubles‚ a triple‚ and 3 home runs.

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    1880

    Art Irwin's single‚ 2 doubles and triple enable Worcester to beat Chicago for the first time this season‚ winning today‚ 4-3.

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    1879

    Bradley pitches a 5-hitter as Troy beats Cleveland‚ 2-0. This will turn out to be the Trojans only win in a 19-game stretch.

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    1877

    Second-place Louisville beats first-place Boston‚ 3-1‚ to close to one game behind.

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    1875

    In an 8-3 loss to the Boston Red Stockings‚ the St. Louis Brown Stockings pull off a slick DP in the 6th inning (as noted by Bob Schaeffer). Boston's Cal McVey hits a liner to RF but is thrown out‚ 9-3‚ with Charley Waite firing to 1B Dehlman. Dehlman's relay to the catcher Miller nips Boston's Leonard‚ trying to score from 3B. The contest takes a lengthy 2 hours: 10 minutes.

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    1873

    Brooklyn's Bob Ferguson umpires a close game between the Mutuals and the Baltimores that ends in a 3-run rally by the Mutes in the last of the 9th to win 11-10. A police escort is needed to get the umpire to the clubhouse. Nat Hicks of the Mutuals and Ferguson get into an altercation‚ the end result of which is the striking of Hicks's left arm with a bat wielded by the umpire. The men are reconciled after the game‚ but Hicks's arm is broken in 2 places‚ and he will not play for the next 2 months.

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    1871

    The Athletics win their 3rd game of the season against the Forest City of Cleveland club to win their season series. Levi Meyerle's home run highlights the 18-3 win.

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    1869

    The Red Stockings host a match with the Forest City of Rockford‚ and Harry Wright pitches against Al Spalding. Cincinnati scores 3 runs in the 9th to pull out a 15-14 victory.

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