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    September 21


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    2006

    The Astros edge the Cardinals, 6-5, with the help of a pair of homers by Lance Berkman. Berkman has now homered on September 21 in each of the last 6 seasons, the 2nd-longest such streak in history. Lou Gehrig homered on 7 consecutive June 8 dates from 1932-38.

    At Fenway, the Red Sox blank the Twins, 6–0, behind Josh Beckett’s 8 shutout innings. Keith Foulke pitches the 9th. David Ortiz has 3 hits, including a pair of homers, to set the Sox single season record for homers with 52.

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    2004

    The Mariners down the Angels‚ 7-3‚ as Ichiro Suzuki gets 5 hits in a game for the 4th time this season. He is within 14 hits of George Sisler's all-time season record of 257 hits.

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    2003

    Greg Maddux becomes the first pitcher to win 15 or more games in 16 consecutive seasons as the Braves shut out the Marlins‚ 8-0. Maddux had shared the ML record of 15 seasons in a row with Cy Young.

    After a 7-5 Dodger win over the Giants‚ Mark Allen Antenorcruz‚ a 25-year-old Giant fan who lives in Covina‚ is murdered in the Dodger Stadium parking lot following an argument. Antenorcruz attended the game with his family‚ who have season tickets. The police said the argument was related to the game and that alcohol was involved.

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    2002

    The Yankees beat the Tigers‚ 3-2‚ to clinch the AL East for the 5th straight year.

    The Rockies collect 20 hits and crush the Diamondbacks‚ 15-8‚ as OF Juan Pierre strokes 5 base hits. The Snakes blow a 5-run lead‚ but need just one win to clinch the NL West. They also lose P Brian Anderson who is forced to leave the game after suffering a broken foot when he is hit by a line drive off the bat of Bob Petrick in the 3rd.

    Florida's Brad Penny goes to 3-0 this year against the Braves‚ winning 6-4. Kevin Millar‚ whose 25-game hit streak was stopped yesterday‚ has an RBI in the 8th.

    Behind Wade Miller's 12th straight win‚ Houston beats the Cardinals‚ 6-3. Miller's streak ties a club record. Lance Berkman has a double and homer‚ driving in 3 runs‚ and Eli Marrero hits a HR for the 3rd straight game. Miller's battery mate Brad Ausmus collects his 1000th career hit‚ but also ties the NL record with his 30th GIDP of the season. Ernie Lombardi had 30 GIDP to set the mark. .

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    2001

    The Cardinals defeat the Pirates‚ 9-5‚ as Albert Pujols hits his 1st career grand slam. The homer gives him a new ML rookie record for extra base hits in a season with 83. The old mark of 82 was set by Brooklyn's Johnny Frederick in 1929.

    The Brewers fall to the Reds‚ 5-2. In the process‚ they set a new ML record for most strikeouts in a season with 1‚272. The old mark of 1‚268 was set by the Detroit Tigers in 1996. Milwaukee will end the year with more strikeouts than hits-a ML first.

    Yankees ace closer Mariano Rivera blows a save‚ giving up a 2-run single to Jerry Hairston and the Orioles prevail‚ 7-6. Rivera will still lead the AL with 50 saves‚ the league's most since Dennis Eckersley's 51 in 1992.

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    2000

    The Giants edge the Diamondbacks‚ 8-7‚ to clinch the NL West.

    The Blue Jays defeat the Yankees‚ 3-1‚ as former Yankee David Wells becomes the majors' first 20-game winner.

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    1999

    The Red Sox defeat the Blue Jays‚ 3-0‚ as Pedro Martinez fans 12 for his 22nd win. He joins Randy Johnson as the only pitchers to strike out at least 300 in both leagues‚ and breaks Roger Clemens club mark of 291 strikeouts.

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    1998

    Pittsburgh C Jason Kendall steals his 26th base of the season to set a new NL record for catchers. The previous mark was set by John Stearns in 1978. The Pirates lose to the Giants‚ however‚ 8-1.

    Jim Abbott (4-0) continues his comeback with the White Sox‚ beating the Twins‚ 7-1 with six innings of pitching.

    Tony Tarasco clubs a pinch grand slam in the 7th to lift the Reds to a 8-5 win over the Phils.

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    1997

    The Cubs beat the Phils‚ 11-3‚ but Curt Schilling racks up 8 K's to match J.R. Richard for the most strikeouts by a NL righty (313). He'll finish with 319 strikeouts. Ryne Sandberg‚ in his final game at Wrigley‚ is 2-for-3 before leaving for a pinch runner in the 5th. He makes a curtain call in the 7th when Harry Carey sings. Kevin Tapani wins his 6th straight start.

    Brad Radke goes 10 innings to win his 20th as the Twins beat the Brewers‚ 2-1.

    The Expos put a dent in Denny Neagle's possible Cy Young Award as they twice unload back-to-back homers to beat the Braves‚ 7-1. Neagle retires the first 12 batters before giving up a single‚ then homers to Rondell White and Hemsley Muelens. In the 6th David Segui and White hit consecutive homers.

    The 1st-place Giants top the Padres‚ 8-5 when Stan Javier snaps a 9th inning tie with a 2-run triple. In the 4th‚ Bobby Bonds legs out an inside-the-park homer when his fly ball in the sun bounces off Greg Vaughn's knee.

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    1996

    In a 6-3 win over Toronto‚ Eddie Murray hits 19th career grand slam‚ moving him into 2nd place behind Lou Gehrig (23).

    The International Baseball Association approves the participation of professional baseball players in the summer Olympic Games to be held in the year 2000.

    Christie's Fine Art Auctioneers sell a 1910 T-206 Honus Wagner baseball card to an anonymous buyer for $640‚000‚ including the $60‚500 auction house fee.

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    1993

    At Montreal‚ the Braves swamp the red hot Expos‚ by a score of 18-5 as the two teams combine to use a record 13 pinch hitters. The Expos‚ winners of 19 of their last 22 games‚ and fighting to catch the Phils‚ use 4 pinch batters‚ the Braves a record 9. In the 7th‚ Bobby Cox decides to rest his regular and sends a record 6 pinch hitters to the plate‚ including the first 5 batters‚ another record.

    The Rockies win their 63rd game of the year‚ beating the Padres‚ 15-4. Colorado (63-90) is now slightly ahead of the expansion Marlins (62-89). Andres Galarraga is 4-for-6 to raise his average to .381 but must get 502 plate appearances to beat the idle Gwynn for the battling title.

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    1992

    Oakland P Dennis Eckersley becomes the 2nd pitcher in history to record 50 saves in a season as he preserves the Athletics' 6-5 win over Chicago. The White Sox' Bobby Thigpen had 57 saves in 1990.

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    1990

    The Padres fire Jack McKeon‚ who has been the San Diego GM for 10 years.

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    1987

    Darryl Strawberry joins Howard Johnson as the first teammates ever to achieve 30 homers and 30 steals in the same season‚ stealing 2 bases in the Mets 7-1 win at Chicago. Strawberry is only the 10th member of the 30-30 club‚ but the 4th to accomplish the feat this season. The sinning pitcher is Doc Gooden‚ who had his 10-game win streak over Chicago snapped in August; however‚ today's win will start him on another 12-game win streak over the Cubs.

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    1986

    In his ML debut‚ San Diego's Jimmy Jones pitches a one-hitter against the Astros‚ allowing only a 3rd-inning triple to opposing pitcher Bob Knepper on the way to a 5-0 win. He's the first NL pitcher to debut with a one-hitter since Juan Marichal. Knepper is the only baserunner in Jones' near perfecto.

    Another rookie‚ the Phils Marvin Freeman wins his first ML game‚ beating the Mets in New York‚ 7-1. Marvin has another cause for celebration: his daughter Paris is born today.

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    1985

    In a Boston 7-6 win over Detroit‚ Wade Boggs ties Speaker's club mark of 222 hits in the 2nd inning with a single. His 5th inning single‚ his 185th‚ sets a new AL record for singles breaking the mark set by Willie Wilson in 1980. Wade will end with 187‚ a mark that will stand until 2001.

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    1984

    Rookie Jim Traber makes his debut in Baltimore‚ first by singing the national anthem before the Red Sox game‚ then by DHing. The Red Sox are unimpressed‚ clipping the Orioles 8-0. Traber had sung the national anthem a number of times before minor league games.

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    1982

    Playing against the Royals at Anaheim Stadium‚ outfielders Fred Lynn and Brian Downing crash through the LF fence while trying to catch a fly ball. Lynn makes the catch and it is ruled an out‚ the umpires reasoning that it is the same as if he had tumbled into the seats. California wins‚ 2-1‚ when Sconiers singles home the winner in the 9th.

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    1981

    Steve Carlton fans 12 Expos in 10 innings to break Bob Gibson's NL strikeout record (Carlton now has 3‚128)‚ but the Phillies lose to the Expos 1-0 in 17 innings. Montreal's Bryn Smith retires just one batter‚ but picks up his first ML victory.

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    1979

    Royal infielder U. L. Washington homers from both sides of the plate during a 13-4 win over the A's. These are the first homers of Washington's 3-year career.

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    1978

    The Cubs tie an NL record by using 27 players during a 14-inning 3-2 loss to the Pirates. Pittsburgh's margin comes when Rennie Stennett walks in the 14th and pinch runner Matt Alexander steals 2nd. When C Doug Radar's throw goes into CF‚ Alexander heads for 3rd where the center fielder's throw hits him in the back‚ allowing him to score. The Pirates are now 1 1/2 games behind the Phils.

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    1976

    In LA‚ the Reds clinch the NL West title with a 9-1 pasting of the Dodgers.

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    1975

    During a 6-5 win over Detroit‚ Boston rookie star Jim Rice breaks his arm‚ sidelining him for the rest of the year‚ including the WS. The Red Sox maintain their 31?2 game lead over the Orioles.

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    1974

    In St. Louis‚ the Cubs jump on the Cardinals‚ scoring 5 runs in the 6th and again in the 9th to win 19-4‚ their biggest scoring output of the year. Steve Swisher has a grand slam and Jose Cardenal homers for Chicago.

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    1973

    Jim Rice's 3-run HR is the key blow as Pawtucket (International League) defeats Tulsa (American Association) 5-2 to win the Junior WS.

    The Mets complete an amazing climb from last place to first‚ as a 10-2 win over the Pirates raises their record to a modest 77-77. They will finish 82-79‚ 11?2 games ahead of St. Louis‚ and 21?2 ahead of Pittsburgh.

    At Los Angeles‚ Tony Perez has 5 hits to lead the Reds to a 4-1 win over the Dodgers. Tony's last hit is a 3-run homer in the 10th.

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    1972

    The Pirates clinch the NL East title with a 6-2 victory over the Mets.

    The AL East is a virtual tie as Detroit's Joe Coleman posts his 18th win‚ a critical 10-3 defeat of first-place Boston. Coleman strikes out 10 and knocks in 3 runs.

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    1971

    Dave McNally shuts out the Yankees 5-0 for his 20th win. It is the 4th straight 20-win year for the Oriole ace.

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    1970

    The A's Vida Blue no-hits the Twins 6-0‚ becoming the youngest pitcher to perform the feat since Paul Dean‚ 36 years ago to the day. The only base runner against Blue is Harmon Killebrew‚ who walks in the 4th inning. Bert Campaneris‚ who helps Blue with a leaping catch on Mitterwald in the 5th‚ adds a triple and HR. An Oakland crowd of only 4‚284 watches Blue's 2nd ML start.

    The Braves trade veteran Hoyt Wilhelm to the Cubs. In December the Cubs will trade him back to Atlanta.

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    1969

    With 2 outs and the game tied 3-3‚ the Dodgers give Willie McCovey a bases empty intentional walk in the 10th inning. The move backfires as Bonds and Henderson walk and SS Maury Wills fumbles a grounder allowing McCovery to score the winning run.

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    1968

    At Yankee Stadium‚ Red Sox pitcher Ray Culp fires his 3rd successive shutout‚ stopping the Yankees on one hit‚ 2-0. Roy White's single in the 7th is the only hit. It's Culp's 15th win of the year.

    Pittsburgh's Dock Ellis pitches a complete game win over the Cubs‚ winning 5-1. Phil Niekro allows 4 runs to take the loss. Cubs reliever Jophrey Brown goes 2 innings‚ allowing the other run‚ in his only ML appearance. His next appearance will be in the opening scene of the movie Jurrasic Park when he is eaten by a raptor. As noted by Scott Flatow‚ Brown tossed 2 no-hitters in the minors‚ losing them both.

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    1967

    Gary Bell beats his old team Cleveland to give Boston a 6-5 win.

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    1966

    The players almost outnumber the fans at Wrigley Field‚ as the Cubs draw just 440 for a game with the Reds. Chicago wins‚ 9-3‚ behind Ken Holtzman‚ with Sammy Ellis taking the loss.

    The Pirates stay 1 1/2 games in back of the Dodgers‚ who lose 3-2 to the Phillies Rick Wise. Pittsburgh loses‚ 6-5‚ when Juan Marichal hits a game winning homer off Elroy Face in the 9th. Marichal wins his 23rd.

    At Detroit‚ Willie Horton clubs a 2-out 2-run HR off Dean Chance in the 9th inning to give the Tigers a 2-1 victory.

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    1964

    John Tsitouris hurls a 1-0 shutout for the Reds over Art Mahaffey and the first-place Phillies‚ launching a 10-game Phils' losing streak. Rookie Chico Ruiz scores the only run when‚ with Frank Robinson at bat‚ he steals home with 2 out in the 6th inning.

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    1963

    Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew ties an AL record with 4 HRs in a doubleheader‚ a split with the Red Sox. Minnesota loses 11-2 after winning the opener 13-4. The Killer has 3 homers in the lid lifter.

    Kansas City beats New York‚ 5-3‚ despite homers by Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle. For Yogi‚ it is his 358th and last home run.

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    1961

    At New York‚ Maris is held hitless in 4 at bats‚ as the Orioles win‚ 5-3‚ behind Bill Fisher's 3-hitter. All the runs off him are unearned. Maris is the only Yankee regular to play the entire game.

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    1959

    The Braves Warren Spahn notches his 20th win‚ 8-6‚ and his 266th NL victory to tie Eppa Rixey of the Phils and Reds for the career high in wins by a lefthander. The Braves and the Dodgers are now tied for the lead in the 3-team pennant race.

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    1958

    The Braves clinch their 2nd straight pennant‚ beating the Reds‚ 6-5. Spahn wins his 21st.

    The Cubs 1B Dale Long‚ a lefty‚ catches in the 9th inning in a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers. This time he wears a lefty catcher's mitt‚ not a 1B glove. The Cubs strand 15 runners as Sandy Koufax tops Bob Anderson: each pitch 7 innings before relief.

    At Fenway Park‚ the Red Sox complete a three game sweep of the Senators‚ all by 2-0 shut outs. The Boston winning pitchers were Tom BrewerFrank Sullivan and Ike Delock. Today's win was marred when Ted Williams‚ in a fit of anger‚ flings his bat into the stands striking Joe Cronin's housekeeper‚ Gladys Heffernan‚ in the face. She is not badly hurt‚ and Williams is very apologetic. But AL President Will Harridge will fine Ted Williams for a bat-throwing incident

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    1957

    At the Stadium‚ Ted Williams makes his first start in a month and poles a second inning grand slam‚ his 3rd homer in three consecutive games. Williams walks in his other 3 at bats as the Red Sox win‚ 6-3. Williams is hitting .380‚ 13 points ahead of Mantle‚ who has a single and a walk before being lifted for rest. Mickey Vernon also homers to back Russ Nixon's 12th win.

    Gail Harris is the last player to hit a HR as a New York Giant‚ as they beat the Pirates 9-5 in the 2nd game of a doubleheader. Ruben Gomez gains the last New York Giants' victory.

    Jerry Lynch hits a 2-out pinch homer in the 9th to tie the game‚ and Roy McMillan hits his only HR of the year with 2 out in the 10th to enable the Reds to beat the Cards‚ 9-8. The Cardinals tie a record by using 8 pitchers in the game‚ and slip 5 games off the pace. The Redlegs set the NL mark with their 11th pinch-hit HR of the year.

    The Indians purchase Hoyt Wilhelm (1-4) from the Cardinals.

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    1956

    1B Bill Skowron has 5 hits‚ but the series-bound Yankees strand a ML-record 20 base runners in losing to the Red Sox in Boston‚ 13-7. Three times they leave the bases loaded. Against a favorite cousin Frank SullivanMickey Mantle has two singles and sends a 480-foot HR into the CF bleachers to the right of the flagpole that hits the brick wall about a foot from the top. It is one of the longest home runs ever hit at Fenway. His 3 hits raise his average to .353‚ 3 points behind Ted Williams‚ who collects two hits today. Billy Klaus has 5 RBIs to lead the Sox.

    The Athletics purchase fireballer Ryne Duran from the Orioles.

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    1955

    Gus Bell makes it easy for P Johnny Klippstein by driving in 8 runs to pace the Reds to a 14-5 win over Milwaukee. Bell has 4 hits‚ including a grand slam‚ to raise his RBI total to 102. Ted Kluszewski chips in with his 47th homer of the year as just 1‚503 watch in Cincinnati.

    Cubs rookie Bob Speake makes a game-saving catch of an Alex Grammas drive in the 11th‚ but fractures his wrist when he slams into the wall. He is carried off on a stretcher. The Cubs score 4 in the 13th‚ 3 on a Jackson triple with the sacks full‚ to win‚ 7-5.

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    1954

    In front of just 1‚912 fans‚ a Yankee Stadium low‚ Yankees rookie Bob Grim wins his 20th‚ a four-hit‚ 3-1 win over Washington. Freshman Dean Stone takes the loss. The victory gives the Yanks 101 wins‚ and makes Grim only the 2nd Yankee rookie in history to win 20. His 20 wins in less than 200 innings (199) makes him the most efficient 20-game winner ever. The Yankees will finish with 103 victories‚ just one under the ML record for 2nd place‚ held by the 1909 Cubs and 1942 Dodgers.

    The White Sox come back from a 9-4 deficit to win‚ 9-7‚ ending the Indians' 11-game win streak. The Tribe makes five costly errors‚ and the Sox score three runs on a wild pick-off throw‚ wild pitch and passed ball. Chicago now holds an 11-10 edge in the season series and have twice snapped a Cleveland 11-game win skein.

    Before an Ebbets Field crowd of 4‚467 the New York Giants top the Dodgers‚ 5-2‚ behind a combined five-hitter by Ruben Gomez and Jim Hearn. Bobby Hofman‚ playing 3B for the injured Thomson‚ hits a first-inning grand slam. In the batting race‚ Mays and Mueller are both 2-for-3‚ while Snider is 1-for-4.

    At Boston‚ the Red Sox win a pair from the A's by 4-3 scores. Jackie Jensen's 10th inning single wins the opener and his three-run homer in the nitecap clinches it. Billy Goodman adds seven hits in the two games. Jensen's full day includes grounding into his 32nd DP in the opener‚ breaking the major league record set by Bobby Doerr in 1949: Jensen will lead the majors again in 1956-57. The mark will finally be topped by another Sox player‚ Jim Rice‚ with 36 in 1984. In a ceremony preceding the game‚ Jensen receives a new car from station WBZ‚ for winning the station's contest to decide the team's MVP.

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    1952

    A's rookie Harry Byrd loses a heartbreaker to New York and Allie Reynolds‚ 1-0. Byrd will be named the AL Rookie of the Year. Reynolds strikes out 8 to move ahead of Shantz 153 to 152 for the AL lead.

    In their last game in Boston before moving to Milwaukee next season‚ the Braves lose to Brooklyn‚ 8-2. Joe Black beats Jim Wilson and allows 3 hits in winning his first ML start and giving the Dodgers at least a tie for the NL pennant. Roy Campanella hits the last homer at Braves Field. The game draws a crowd of 8‚822‚ the second largest crowd this year for the Braves.

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    1951

    Rookie P Jackie Collum of the Cardinals hurls a 6-0 two-hitter against the Cubs in his first start.

    In Brooklyn‚ the Dodgers keep a woozy Campanella on the bench‚ preferring to rest him for the WS. Rookie Clem Labine ignores Dressen's orders to take a full windup‚ preferring to pitch out of the stretch with the bases jammed in the 1st. Phils 3B Willie Jones then hits a grand slam and Labine ends up in Dressen's doghouse. The Phils win‚ 9-6‚ behind Robin Roberts.

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    1950

    Warren Spahn of the Braves wins his 21st game‚ hurling a 2-hit‚ 5-0 win over the Cards.

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    1949

    The Red Sox overcome a 3-1 deficit to beat the Indians 9-6. Williams hits his 41st homer‚ off Steve Gromek‚ as starter Ellis Kinder (22-5) pitches the last 3 innings in relief for his 12th straight victory. The Sox have two games off before the decisive game on Saturday with New York.

    In New York‚ the Yankees take an 8-1 lead against Chicago‚ only to see Chicago rally for a 9-8 win. Gus Zernial clouts a 3-run homer in the 9th off Joe Page for the victory. Yank starter Tommy Byrne takes a no hitter into the 6th inning‚ gives up a double and one out later leaves with a sore shoulder. New York now leads by 2 games.

    In the first of a day-night twinbill‚ Hal Lanier twirls a 5-hitter as the Cards beat the Dodgers‚ 1-0‚ with a run in the 9th to increase their lead to 2 1/2 games in the NL. Enos Slaughter‚ with 3 hits‚ scores the only run‚ and takes over the batting lead from Robinson. Robby gets tossed by ump Stewart for arguing a strike call. Preacher Roe stops the Cards in game 2‚ 5-0‚ as Brooklyn uses a 5-run 4th to move to 1 1/2 games behind St. Louis. The Cards draw 63‚877 for the 2 games.

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    1948

    In Chicago‚ Johnny Schmitz wins‚ 3-2‚ in a doubleheader nitecap against the Giants when Andy Pafko crashes a dramatic three-run HR in the bottom of the 9th‚ off Red Webb. The win snaps a 10-game Cub losing streak. The Giants manage just two hits off Schmitz‚ one by Webb; batters will hit just .215 against him‚ the best in the NL.

    The Braves sweep a pair from the host Cards‚ winning 11-3 and 4-0. Sain wins the opener‚ knocking in two runs and scoring a pair himself. Sain will lead the NL in sacrifice hits with 16‚ the only pitcher ever to do so. Vern Bickford tosses a 4-hitter in the nitecap.

    After all three contenders won yesterday‚ the Red Sox repeat with a 10-2 win over the Tigers. Mel Parnell scatters 11 hits. Boston is a game ahead of the idle Indians and 1 1/2 ahead of the idle Yankees.

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    1947

    Braves ace Warren Spahn delays the Dodgers' clinching the pennant by shutting them out 4-0 for his 20th win.

    At the Polo Grounds‚ the Giants pound homers in their 17th and 18th consecutive games to set a NL record. Philadelphia wins the opener‚ 3-2‚ in 11 innings when Del Ennis homers for the Blue Jays. In the nitecap. rookie Larry Jansen wins his 20th game‚ beating the Phillies‚ 6-4. Schoolboy Rowe takes the loss.

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    1946

    Bill Zuber beats the Senators‚ 7-5 in 11 innings as the Red Sox notch their 100th win of the season.

    In 11 innings‚ Detroit beats the Indians 5-3 in the last ML game played at Clevelan's League Park. The event goes unheralded as‚ the Indians are not yet sure if they will continue to split their games between the two parks. The attendance is just 2‚772.

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    1945

    At New York‚ the Yankees again dent the Senators' pennant aspirations‚ beating them 5-3 behind homers by Nick Etten and George Stirnweiss. The Tigers drop to 1 1/2 games behind the idle Tigers. The Senators lose Harlond Clift who is hit on the head by a batting practice pitch and suffers a concussion. Yesterday will prove to be his last ML game.

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    1944

    The Cardinals finally clinch the NL flag with a 5-4 win over Boston as Harry Brecheen wins in relief. The Cat comes back for his second win of the day with two innings of relief as the Cards win in 10 innings‚ 6-5. Musial makes his 1st appearance in 11 days and collects 2 hits. Twenty games ahead on September 1‚ the Cards then blew 15 of the next 20 games. They will finish with 105 victories and their 3rd title under Billy Southworth‚ whose clubs won 316 games in 3 years. Pittsburgh finishes 14 1/2 games behind.

    Reds OF Dain Clay has no chances in a 21-innings of a doubleheader with the Phils. The Reds win the opener‚ 5-3 in 12 innings‚ and hammer out an 8-4 nitecap win.

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    1942

    New York's Ernie Bonham wins his 21st game of the year‚ topping the Senators‚ 4-1. His 21-5 record will lead the AL in winning percentage (.808) and he will lead in shutouts (6).

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    1941

    The Cardinals sweep a Sunday doubleheader from the Cubs‚ 6-5 and 7-0‚ as Musial goes 6-for-10. In the opener‚ Musial scores the winning run in the 9th inning‚ racing home from 2B on a topped ball that's fielded by C Clyde McCullough.

    35‚909 fans are on hand at Shibe Park‚ many traveling from Brooklyn to cheer for the Dodgers. Brooklyn wins the opener‚ 8-3‚ behind Johnny Allen‚ and the Phils win the nitecap 6-3. Phils outfielder Danny Litwhiler hits a 1st inning grand slam off Luke Hamlin to start the scoring. The Dodgers now lead by a game.

    In their last home game of the year‚ the Red Sox beat the Yankees‚ 4-1‚ behind Harris and clinch 2nd place. Williams is 1-for-3‚ hitting his 36th homer. Joe Cronin adds a homer and triple.

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    1940

    With the TigersIndians‚ and Yankees neck-and-neck‚ the Tigers boost their lead to two games‚ as Schoolboy Rowe shuts out Cleveland 5-0. Rowe‚ seemingly washed up after anchoring the staff through Tiger championships in the mid-1930s‚ wins his 16th game.

    Against the Reds‚ Pittsburgh's Debs Garms laces 5 hits in a doubleheader to sew up the NL batting title with a .355 average. Garms has only 358 at bats but has appeared in 103 games‚ thus qualifying him for the crown. The Reds win‚ 8-1‚ then lose 8-7.

    The Giants break their 11-game losing streak‚ beating the Bees‚ 3-1 in Boston.

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    1939

    The NL announces that for the first time in the 20th century‚ games will be transferred from one city to another. The Dodgers' doubleheader in Philadelphia will be moved to Brooklyn in an effort to top one million paid attendance.

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    1938

    In Boston‚ rain cuts short the Bees doubleheader. The Cards win the opener‚ 4-0‚ as Joe Medwick drives in all the runs for Paul Dean. The second game is called because of rain.

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    1937

    With two out and none on in the 5th inning of game one‚ the Red Sox score ten runs against the Tigers: Sam Chapman's grand slam‚ off Slick Coffman‚ is the big blow. Poffenberger is charges with 7 of the runs. The Sox coast home‚ 12-7 behind Grove.

    In Chicago‚ Gabby Hartnett hits a 3-run triple in the 1st and adds a double and single and the Cubs go on to beat the Giants‚ 7-5.

    Johnny Allen wins his 13th straight without a defeat as the Indians down the Senators‚ 6-3. Hal Trosky hits a inside-the-park grand slam‚ a line drive that gets away from Mel Almada.

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    1935

    The Detroit Tigers clinch the pennant with a double win over the St. Louis Browns‚ winning 6-2 and 2-0. Eldon Auker wins the nitecap with a complete game shutout‚ while Tommy Bridges takes the opener. The Tigers will coast the rest of the way‚ going 1-6‚ while the Yankees go 6-1.

    At Wrigley‚ lefty Roy Henshaw edges the Pirates 4-3 to the delight of 39‚000 fans.

    The Reds knock Paul Dean out of the game and beat the Cards‚ 9-7. It is the Reds first win in St. Louis this year after 8 losses. The Cards now trail the Cubs by 3 1/2.

    Hal Trosky powers his 24th homer to lead the Indians to a 7-3 win over the White Sox. Joe Vosmik is 1-for-2 and continues to hold a slight lead at .348 in the AL batting race. After the Washington-Philadelphia twinbill today‚ Buddy Myer (0-for-4 today) is 2nd at .342 and Jimmie Foxx (0-for-9 today) is at .340‚ ending his 18-game hitting streak.

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    1934

    The Deans shut out the Dodgers. After Dizzy gives up just 3 hits in a 13-0 victory‚ allowing no hits until the 8th‚ Paul wins a no-hitter‚ 3-0. Diz says: "If'n Paul had told me he was gonna pitch a no-hitter‚ I'd of throwed one‚ too." Dean has two hits‚ including a double‚ while Ducky Medwick adds a double and triple. The Cards are now three games behind the Giants‚ who have 7 games left. St. Louis has 9 games left.

    The Giants give Freddie Fitzsimmons his first run in 34 innings‚ and the pitcher beats Boston‚ 8-1 to stay ahead of the rampaging Cards by 3 games. Wally Berger's 33rd homer is the only Boston score.

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    1933

    With lefty Walter Stewart pitching‚ Washington eliminates the Yankees and clinches the AL pennant in a 2-1 home win over St. Louis.

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    1932

    Jimmie Foxx slugs #54 to lead the A's to an 8-4 win over the visiting Yankees. Simmons and McNair also homer off Red Ruffing as Sugar Cain is able to win.

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    1930

    The Robins drop their 5th decision in a row‚ losing 7-6 to the Pirates. The loss puts Brooklyn in 3rd place behind the Cubs.

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    1928

    At St. Louis‚ Boston's Red Ruffing smashes a 3-run homer in the 7th and pitches the Sox to a 5-3 win over the Browns.

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    1927

    The first-place Yankees drop a 6-1 decision to the Detroit Tigers as Bob "Fats" Fothergill extends his hitting streak to 20 games. Fothergill’s streak will end tomorrow but he will go 36-for-72 in the 20 games, a .500 average, the same average he had during a 20-game hitting streak over 1926-27. The next batter to hit .500 during a 20-game hitting streak will be Larry Walker (as noted by Trent McCotter).

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    1926

    In St. Louis‚ the Senators collect 17 hits in beating the Browns for the 3rd straight time‚ 11-6. Crowder‚ the winning pitcher‚ has 2 hits‚ while Goose Goslin has 4 hits‚ including his 17th homer. All 17 of his homers have come on the road‚ the highest home run total for a player who has hit none at home. Only Babe Ruth will end up with more homers (24) on the road this year. Goose is tied for 4th in the AL.

    Behind Waite Hoyt's two-hitter‚ the Yankees bomb the White Sox‚ 14-0‚ to retain their 3-game lead in the AL. Babe Ruth has a triple and hits his 44th homer. Al Simmons is 2nd with 19.

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    1925

    Pittsburgh OF Kiki Cuyler ties the NL record by getting his 10th consecutive hit‚ singling in his first 2 at bats‚ off Decatur and Ulrich‚ before he fouls out in his 3rd at bat‚ against the Phils' Art Decatur. The Pirates win the opener‚ 9-7. In the nitecap‚ a 14-4 Pirates win‚ Cuyler has his 3rd 4-for-4 game in his last 4 outings. He clouts 2 homers to back Kremer's pitching. Phils utility player Barney Friberg catches the 8th inning in the game‚ thus playing every position during the year; he will be featured in a Ripley's Believe it or Not cartoon.

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    1924

    Brooklyn keeps its pennant hopes alive with a 9-1 win over Pittsburgh.

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    1923

    Babe Ruth is the unanimous choice of the AL committee of baseball writers for the MVP award.

    Detroit and Boston split a pair with the Sox taking the opener‚ 4-3‚ then losing 15-6. Ty Cobb scores 5 runs in game 2 for the 3rd time in his career.

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    1922

    The AL reinstates the MVP award‚ last given in 1914‚ appointing a committee of one writer from each city‚ headed by I. E. Sanborn of the Chicago Tribune. As a player-manager‚ Ty Cobb is not eligible‚ and the trophy goes to George Sisler. The NL will pick up the idea 2 years later.

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    1920

    First-place Cleveland routs the Red Sox 12-1‚ and have a day off before meeting the 2nd place Sox‚ winners of their last 6 games.

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    1919

    In Chicago‚ the Cubs Grover Alexander beats Boston‚ 4-2‚ taking just 58 minutes to win.

    It takes the Dodgers 55 minutes to beat the Reds 3-1. Slim Sallee throws 65 pitches‚ besting Christy Mathewson's 69-pitch CG‚ a ML record. Slim walks one in the loss.

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    1917

    In Boston‚ the White Sox clinch the pennant with a 2-1 win in 10 innings. Pinch-hitting in the bottom of the 10th‚ Babe Ruth grounds into a game-ending DP.

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    1916

    Rookie Tris Speaker goes 4-for-6 and drives in a run as Cleveland edges Washington and Walter Johnson‚ 3-2.

    The Sporting News reports that Yankee pitcher Ray Caldwell has entered a hospital to dry out and that he is completely cured.

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    1914

    The White Sox score in the 4th inning on a Walter Johnson wild pitch‚ one of 4 that Johnson uncorks in the game. But he strikes out 12 batters in 13 innings as the Nats finally break through against Chicago's Red Faber for a 6-1 win. The record book gives Johnson all 4 wild pitches in the 4th inning‚ but it appears that Eddie Collins‚ who opened with a single‚ stole 2nd and advanced on a grounder to 3rd‚ scored the Pale Hose's only tally on a just one wild pitch.

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    1912

    In an 11-4 loss at Detroit‚ Boston 3B Larry Gardner breaks his finger and will be out the rest of the season. He is expected to play in the WS.

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    1911

    In St. Louis‚ Hooks Wiltse wins the opener to extend the Giants win streak to 12 games. The Cards stop the skein in game 2 with an 8-7 win.

    In Chicago‚ the Phils Grover Alexander fires his 4th straight shutout‚ beating the Cubs Ed Reulbach‚ 4-0. Alex also had shutouts on the 7th‚ 13th‚ and 17th.

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    1910

    At Cleveland, A's ace Jack Coombs throws 11 scoreless innings only to be matched by rookie Harry Fanwell. The game ends 0-0 with Coombs’ scoreless inning streak at 47.

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    1909

    Rest seems to have cured Walter Johnson's sore arm‚ as the Nats' ace shuts out Detroit‚ 2-0‚ his first appearance since August 29th. He will finish the season at 13-25‚ 10 of the losses coming in shutouts. Five of the shutout losses were to the White Sox.

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    1908

    Cleveland takes the AL lead‚ beating New York‚ while Detroit takes two at St. Louis. With 2 weeks to go‚ 3 1?2 games separate 4 teams.

    In New York‚ Christy Mathewson allows just 3 hits-all in the 3rd inning-and no walks‚ but the Pirates win 2-1. Vic Willis goes one better‚ allowing just 2 New York hits for the victory.

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    1907

    Against the Reds‚ New York jumps to a 6-0 lead against Charlie Smith‚ and Mathewson coasts to a 6-2 win. Fred Merkle makes his first appearance for the Giants‚ playing 2B.

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    1906

    At Chicago‚ the White Sox lose a pair to New York before 20‚000‚ their largest Friday afternoon crowd. Forty policemen are on hand to control the crowds. Hal Chase has 22 putouts at 1B in the first game‚ a 6-3 win‚ tying the ML record. New York takes game 2‚ 4-1‚ to move back into first place.

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    1904

    The Reds sweep the Giants‚ winning 6-4 and 2-0 to stall the Giants clinching of the flag. The Reds rough up Mathewson in the opener and Jack Harper scatters 5 hits for the shutout. New York has lost 3 in a row for the first time this season.

    The Boston Americans sweep a pair from Philadelphia‚ winning 5-1 and 4-3 to move a half game behind the leading Highlanders‚ losers to Washington‚ 4-2.

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    1903

    Christy Mathewson‚ pitching for the 3rd time in 4 games‚ keeps the Giants in 2nd place by beating Chicago's Clarence Currie‚ 8-3. For Matty‚ it is 30th win of the year.

    In Cincinnati‚ the Reds make 14 errors in a twinbill with the Phils‚ losing 11-2 and 14-13. The second game is called after 6 innings.

    Brooklyn sweeps a pair from Pittsburgh‚ winning 9-4 and 7-3. Pitt pitcher Lave Winham helps with 4 errors in game 1. This ties the NL record set in 1900‚ and no pitcher in the NL has done it since.

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    1901

    Tom Hughes of Chicago and Boston Beaneater Bill Dinneen pitch 16 scoreless innings before the Colts' Dexter scores in the 17th on an error‚ hit batter‚ force-out‚ and a single by "Pete" Childs‚ his fourth hit of the game. Each pitcher gives up 8 singles. This will stand as the longest shut out ever by a Cub pitcher. Hughes fans 13 in 17 frames. The 17 innings sets the ML record for the longest game [at 60' 6"]. The record will be broken a number of times.

    An AL record that still stands is set when Cleveland and Washington make 22 errors in a doubleheader‚ 16 by Cleveland. Washington wins both games‚ 18-7 and 11-3.

    In Cincinnati‚ Christy Mathewson allows just 3 hits in beating the Reds‚ 5-1. It is Matty's 20th win.

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    1898

    In Louisville's 18-9 win ovr New York‚ Fred Clarke scores 5 runs.

    The Senators loan Al "Butts" Wagner to the Dodgers‚ where he will play 11 games at 3B‚ making 9 errors. Honus's brother returns to the Senators after the season‚ but it is his last in the majors.

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    1897

    Second place Boston plays two against visiting Brooklyn and “the difference between the first and second was as that between hunks of Ashland coke and the diamonds on Harry Von der Horst’s shirt front” (Boston Globe). Things start poorly for Kid Nichols when batterymate Charlie Ganzel drops two foul flies hit by leadoff batter Fielder Jones. Jones walks to start a 12-run first inning against Nichols, which sets a record for most runs surrendered in an inning by a pitcher. Brooklyn racks up another 5 runs in the fourth inning to finally knock out the Kid as they go on to win, 22–5. Boston reverses the loss in game two, winning, 9–1.

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    1896

    Pittsburgh manager Connie Mack announces that he will manage the Milwaukee club of the Western League in 1897.

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    1895

    The Reds score 8 in the 8th and beat Louisville‚ 19-8.

    Harry Davis debuts with the New York Giants and has three hits and 5 RBI to help beat Boston‚ 13-12.

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    1893

    John "Bid" McPhee‚ the Reds' star 2B‚ tries a glove for the first time. However‚ he ends the experiment before the end of the season‚ but will convert in two years.

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    1892

    Pitching for the Cleveland Spiders after Boston had traded him‚ John Clarkson beats Pittsburgh‚ 3-2‚ for his 300th win. The Spiders manage just 2 hits off Adonis Terry‚ winning in the 9th on 2 walks‚ a sac‚ and a single‚ good for 2 runs. Clarkson allows 4 hits. The win avenges a similar loss yesterday to Pittsburgh.

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    1891

    Brooklyn loses to Boston 6-1 as the Bridegrooms 2B John Ward makes 2 key errors in the 5-run 8th inning.

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    1889

    Four St. Louis errors in the 9th inning give the Reds 4 runs‚ enabling Cincinnati to win‚ 5-4.

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    1880

    Harry Stovey hits a pair of homer runs to take the league lead with 6. Harry adds a single and double as Worcester beats Troy's Mickey Welch‚ 17-2.

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    1868

    In Philadelphia‚ the Mutuals of New York beat the Athletics‚ 51-24 before a crowd of 10‚000. Dockney has a pair of homers in a losing cause.

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    1861

    A unique match is played on the St. George Cricket Club Grounds. One team is composed of 9 players‚ including Jim Creighton and Dickey Pearce. The other team is composed of 18 players‚ 9 cricketers from St. George and 9 all-stars from the different area clubs. The 18 players are all in the field at once. When they bat‚ they are allowed 6 outs per inning. Eight innings are played with Creighton's team winning 45-16.

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